Friday, November 6, 2009

freaky friday

a few weeks ago, i gave a brief talk at one of the local universities on, among other things, the difference between witches, wiccans and pagans. it was a wide-ranging lecture, and we covered a lot of areas - the after-life, reincarnation, the tarot and quantum reality among other things. i had a lot of fun and i think most of the students enjoyed my talk too

the professor who invited me to come mentioned a television series he thought i'd like that wasn't on any more... called Carnivale. set during the Great Depression, it's about a troupe of carnival workers - or carnies - who travel from town to town.

check it out, he advised. i think you'll like it.

i thought i would too, but all my efforts to acquire season one were thwarted for one reason or another. i resolved to wait until the library was kind enough to call me.

until today, when i found season one waiting for me at passiflora, thanks to ron...i've already enjoyed the first episode. i especially liked the part where the tarot card reader says to the guy with the healing ability in his hands, "these people in these towns... it's like they're asleep. they go from house to job to house... just sleeping. and we wake them up."

i'm all for anything that wakes people up.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.


Walk in the Woods said...

Ya know - I kinda remember Carnivale, though I've never seen it ... so I just added it to my Netflix queue - after all, it is SciFi season at the little hut!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I would have loved to have listened to your lecture too!! Was it taped????

Dia said...

This does sound sweet - & so reminds me of the phrase in 'The Heart of the Fire' (book - posthumous autobiography of a 15th cent (I think) witch), where the older woman calls the townfolk 'once borns' & when the young witch (author) questions her, she says 'well, they THINK this is their only life - it's not, but they don't remember!'
Your talk sounds like it was quite thought provoking!