Episode 7: Tarot

The seventh episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

In a bit of a digression, I dive into the world of Tarot Cards, do some Tarot readings on myself and my friends, and find a little bit of Faerie magic.

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Here are two sites that taught me how to do Tarot: Biddy Tarot and Learn Tarot

Episode 6: Camp

The sixth episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

I visit a faerie couple at a house they built on a mountainside. Endora (a rabbi) and Lanier (an architect and hair stylist) tell me about camp, faerie rituals, childhoods in Georgia, and that time the pig people stole the baby Jesus.

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Here’s some news coverage of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation:

Episode 5: Moonbeam

The fifth episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

I cross over into the faerie realm when I visit some faeries at their house. There I come across a big kitchen and a costume studio, and I find deeper understanding through The Sound of Music.

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Here’s a picture of The Hierophant, the tarot card MxC based his “hiero-fag” costume on:

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Episode 4: Faerie History, Part 2

The fourth episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

I dive further into the history of the Radical Faeries and discover faeries hiding all around the ancient world. What do Christians, Quakers, and 1920s Vermonters have in common with Faeries? More than you might think.

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Here’s a picture of George Fox, founder of the Quakers:

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Episode 3: Faerie History, Part 1

The third episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

I dive into the history of the Radical Faeries and try to figure out: how the faeries came to be, what Harry Hay has to do with it all, and how faeries have grown into the global movement they are today.

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Here’s a picture of the “call” to the first Radical Faerie gathering, from 1979:

Radical Faeries 1979 Gathering

Episode 2: Fun and Work

The second episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

I go to a puppet studio to talk to a few Radical Faeries from Faerie Camp Destiny. I ask them what it means to be a faerie, but I don’t get the straightforward answers I expected.

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You can watch the music video for “House on the Hill” (featured in the episode) here:

Episode 1: Faeries Are Real

The first episode of Faerie Visions, a podcast series about the Radical Faeries, a global movement of queer spiritualists.

As I try to enter the faerie realm, I’m faced with some questions:

What is a Radical Faerie? Are they real? (yes) How do you get in touch with a real life faerie?

Listen for a few answers, and many more questions.

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