I've yet to meet a Pagan who doesn't like music, and I'm sure there are times when most of us look specifically for Pagan music. There are a few "old standards" that come up when someone asks after Pagan music, Emerald Rose, Wendy Rule, Gaia Consort. I myself like stuff that's a little "harder" and "darker," some of my favorites being Within Temptation, Inkubus Sukkubus, and my new discovery, Faith and the Muse.
However, I also sometimes find Pagan-like messages and themes in the works of those who are not (publically) Pagan. I call these songs "Paganesque," and my current list can be found past the cut below. (Now with a playlist!)
Found out something interesting recently; "ara" in Italian means altar, and "dia" is the feminine form of "dio," which means god, so dia = goddess. So, in essence, "Aradia" means "altar to the Goddess." The specific Goddess, in this case, presumably being Diana, Aradia's mother. Hmm......
Also, as folks may or may not be aware, Italian Witchcraft has a long history of familial intermarriage - this is because it was believed that Witchcraft was carried in the blood, and so to keep the magick strong, Italian Witches would often marry and reproduce with relatives. I figured out today that this must stem from Aradia's parents, Diana and Lucifer, being siblings and giving the world Aradia, who taught Witchcraft to the Italian people.
Behind the cut are the lyrics to two songs by the British Pagan Goth band Inkubus Sukkubus. One is called "Aradia," posted here for obvious reasons, and the second is "Lord of the Flame," just because.
Is it wrong for me to want to assist my roommate with meditation? She recently received a CD of Native American instrumental/meditation music, and is considering buying Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards. She is herself part Native, Oglala Lakota-Sioux to be more precise, so I guess that's why I hesitate; I'm not native, and I don't want to feel/appear to be getting into all that nasty cultural appropriation business. Thoughts?
I am an Hereditary Traditional Wiccan and first degree Gardnerian Witch; my biological parents are Gardnerians who taught me the Outer Court non-oathbound beliefs and practices of Traditional Wicca since about the age of five, and at the age of 28 I was granted Initiation into those Lesser Mysteries. I feel the Call to teach as a High Priestess, but until I reach that Ultimate and Sublime level, this blog shall have to suffice.