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Brian opens this episode with a recounting and commentary on the recent scandal involving New York City Council member Dan Halloran (R), possibly the first open Heathen elected to an important office. Brian touches on some of the most exoteric principles of anglo-saxon Theodism, which Dan Halloran led as lord of his Theodish group, and discusses some of the ways Dan's fall from grace reflects poorly on Pagans and Heathens. Brian also touches on latest developments in marriage equality ("gay marriage"), and gives his predictions on how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Dan Halloran

Gary Suto contributes to this episode with his "Smoke Talk" (reflections during a smoke break) from Pantheacon 2013. In this Smoke Talk, Gary describes a lecture given by Orion Foxwood on "The Living Conjurer" and touches on Orion's teachings on self-empowerment, ancestor work/worship, and the power of "cleaning house," among other things. Gary also celebrates the 100th ritual of the New York City Gay Men's Open Pagan Magick Circle, on Tuesday, April 16, at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan, from 7pm on. Get more info on that ritual here: https://www.facebook.com/events/232498563546851/

Blessed be!!

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