Jan 24, 2023


Around the Web, Around the World

A Little Bit Culty

The Community: Jamiyla Chisholm’s Memoir of a Brooklyn Islamic Commune

Hold onto your seatbelt, cuz we’re blasting back to the ‘70s for this one. Here’s the scene: we’re in Brooklyn, New York, at a time when all five boroughs were spiraling into ungovernable anarchy, with crime, violence, and widespread racism leaving the deteriorating metropolis totally ungovernable. If you were Black, you were particularly ostracized and lived in constant danger as a second class citizen (if only this weren’t still true today). And so it’s no real surprise that when people like Jamiyla Chisholm’s father heard about a religious community that would, as Jamiyla put it, protect them from the hellish world and teach them how “they should live as Black people,” they were drawn like moths to a flame.

While we’ve seen time and time again that cults prey on the vulnerable, this often takes advantage of an individual’s current mental, financial, or even physical state. In this particular case, one leader took advantage of nation-wide racial tensions in order to seduce hundreds of people into his community, which merged practices from Islam, Judaism, and various political ideologies.

Who was this leader? Well, we don’t want to give it all away…but here’s a hint: the supreme douchebag is serving 135 years in prison for what’s been reported as the largest prosecution of child molestation ever directed at an individual in the history of the USA.

To find out who we’re talking about, tune in to hear author, journalist, storyteller and educator Jamiyla Chisholm discuss her own experience as a member of this cult, as detailed in her memoir, The Community.

Episode available since January 23, 2023

Herbal Radio

Atabey medicine, with lara pacheco | Tea Talks with Jiling

lara pacheco (they/them, /she/her) is a Taíno, Latinx mamita that believes part of our collective liberation is accessed through decolonizing ourselves and weaving into the web of ancestral medicine. lara directly works through this realm with plants, fungi, puppets, music and dance. When not caring for their family, land and creatures, lara runs Atabey Medicine of Seed and Thistle Apothecary, an educational resource that centers Queer, Trans and Gender fluid Black and Indigenous voices within herbalism (now transitioning into Moon & Mirror BIPOC Apprenticeship). lara is a Qigong student with the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School and a third year student with POCA Tech Liberation Acupuncture program to further help bring access to care for everyone.

Episode available since January 20, 2023

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Where Are The Season 1 Survivors Now? w/ Dr. Ramani

Where are our guests now? Listen to this recap episode and learn about what's new with some of our guests from this season!

Episode available since January 19, 2023

Desperate House Witches

Bending The Binary: Polarity Magic in a Non-Binary World - Deborah Lipp

Renowned author Deborah Lipp, joins me to discuss her newest book, Bending The Binary: Polarity Magic in a Non-Binary World.

Break polarity free from outmoded ideas of gender and heteronormativity while still celebrating its energy. This pioneering book explores polarity from many angles, examining its evolution throughout history, why it's important in the occult, and how it relates to identity and sexual orientation. Deborah Lipp shows you what it means to both include polarity magic and be inclusive.

Bending the Binary adds depth and nuance to polar concepts in magic, such as day and night, male and female, self and other. Deborah offers a third perspective on these opposites, inviting you to explore the space between them through rituals, journal prompts, and detailed research. She also teaches how to incorporate binary-bending practices into your personal magical system. This book encourages everyone to expand their perceptions and strengthen their magic.

Sun, January 29, 2023 11:00 am [Eastern]


No comments:

Post a Comment

Opinions and ideas expressed in the comments on this page
belong the people who stated them. Management takes no
editorial responsibility for the content of public comments.