Apr 26, 2022


Around the Web, Around the World

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Nature Spirituality with Selena Fox - Beltane Fairy Magic

Exploring Fairy Folk customs and rituals for celebrating Beltane.

Wed, April 27, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Moon Magic with Jeanet and David Ewing - New Moon Beltane Ritual

Welcome to Moon Magic! As we enter the month of May we are changing our show format with rituals at or around each new moon. In this episode, we will celebrate the new moon and Beltane with a ritual using balefire for purification, protection, and prosperity.

Thu, April 28, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Apr 24, 2022


The Instagram Guru 'Fucking' His Female Followers 'To Freedom'

Although his teachings consisted of fairly generic spiritual koans, he looked nothing like a typical ethereal guru: On Instagram, he regularly showed off his fondness for cigars and fine blended whiskeys. He often posted photos of himself with his tanned arm snaked around the waists of one or more waifish, mermaid-haired women. And with his toned biceps, and Zack Morris-esque swoop of sun-kissed hair, he more closely resembled a pampered surfer boy whose dad had paid his way into Stanford than a spiritual leader.

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Yet if you probe beneath the surface, Massaro’s teachings seem to bear the distinct mark of a dark messianic complex. He has openly stated he can “teleport, bilocate, and levitate”; he allegedly prescribes restrictive fasts and diets, which cult experts say helps keep followers malleable (a claim he denies); he has sex with female followers as a way to reward them and to punish them for apparent misdeeds, according to two women I spoke with who’d had relationships with him; and his teachings skew toward open misogyny, instructing followers on the strict dichotomy of traditional gender roles and urging women to resist their more active “masculine” impulses, writing in one 2016 post that femininity is defined by “radiance and surrender.” (It’s worth noting that strict gender dichotomies are common in cults, with the self-improvement organization NXIVM espousing a similar ideology.)

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Massaro’s expanding influence is “very concerning,” says Diane Benscoter, a former Moonie and the founder of Antidote.ngo, an organization that helps those affected by psychological manipulation. According to Benscoter, Massaro’s teachings have “a real appeal for people who feel lost, who feel like they’re missing something, who are looking for love and looking for acceptance and looking for friends and community. They’re going to be really susceptible to this, and the cost could be years of their lives, or it could be worse.”

Apr 19, 2022


Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Circle Sanctuary's Circle Talk - Madam Pamita

Madam Pamita- Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft-

From the Deep, Dark Woods comes Real Old World Magic. On Circle Talk, we will be talking with Madam Pamita about ancient and modern Slavic magical practices, from magickal poppets to using Ukrainian folk embroidery motifs as protective charms.

Tue, April 19, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Apr 12, 2022


Around the Web, Around the World

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Nature Spirituality with Selena Fox - Greening Death

Sacred work with Nature imagery in end-of-life counseling, meditations, crossing over rituals, funerals, and burials. Considerations for Green burial and Green cemeteries.

Wed, April 13, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Moon Magic with Jeanet and David Ewing - The Magic of Trees

April is a time when many trees have begun to flower in North America and Europe. This can be a wonderful time to reconnect with our favorite trees after a long winter. In this episode, we will discuss common trees native to the northern hemisphere, their magical properties, and how to incorporate tree spirit helpers into magical workings, rituals and more.

Thu, April 14, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Apr 5, 2022


Around the Web, Around the World

Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

Circle Sanctuary's Circle Talk - Laurel Woodward

Laurel Woodward - Backyard Garden Witchery

Would you like to live a mindful and magickal life? Join us on Circle Talk as we chat with author Laurel Woodward about her book, Kitchen Witchery and her upcoming book, Backyard Garden Witchery.

Tue, April 5, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

Nature Spirituality with Selena Fox - Circle Green

Exploring environmental education, ecoactivism, and ecospirituality work of Circle Sanctuary, its Community, and its Land, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve in the Driftless Area bioregion of southwestern Wisconsin USA.

Wed, April 6, 2022 08:00 pm [Eastern]

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