The Leftscape Podcast: ‘Magic & Media (Episode 31)’

Christiana GaudetThe Leftscape is back! Robin RenéeMary McGinley, and Wendy Sheridan welcome you after their brief winter break and hope everyone had happy and safe celebrations to bring in 2019. This week on the show, Robin spoke with Tarot Grandmaster Christiana Gaudet. One of the most recognizable talents in tarot and the intuitive arts today, Christiana is the author of Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know and Tarot Tour Guide: Tarot, The Four Elements, and Your Spiritual Journey. Christiana says, “… we are at our best when we think magically, but at our worst when we fall into magical thinking.” Listen in to the conversation to learn the differences between the two concepts and to consider if and how spiritual practices like ritual magick, prayer, and meditation affect our inner and external experiences. Please forgive the fact that Robin sounds like she is speaking from inside an aluminum can. Much better sound quality for The Leftscape is in the works!

Later in the show, Mary, Wendy, and Robin discuss a very useful tool – the Media Bias Chart 4.0 originated by Vanessa Otero. This chart is a handy way to cut through the various accusations of “fake news” and to be more informed about the slant and the reliability of the news you listen to. And in the news segment, the partial government shutdown in the U.S. continues and the New York Times has run a Bruce Ackerman opinion piece on why declaring an emergency to build “the wall” would not be legal.

What’s happening in reasons to celebrate or commemorate? National Religious Freedom Day, National Nothing Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, the anniversary of the first assembly of the League of Nations in 1920, and National Blood Donor Month – the discussion of which prompts Wendy to declare, “The devil doesn’t need a lawyer!” Birthday shout outs go to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Obama, Jim Carrey, Buzz Aldrin, Tom Baker, and Jam Master Jay.

 The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “Magic & Media (Episode 31).”


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