Each Thursday, I share three things that I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, or otherwise enjoying. Perhaps they will inspire or help you grow in your own path!
Youtuber Discusses Race in Pagan Spaces
I recently found Youtuber Benebell Wen. A couple people suggested I check out her content, and I’m so glad I did! Not only does she share informative videos about tarot and other metaphysical topics, but she’s put out some very thoughtful videos about race in the Pagan, spiritual, and tarot communities. Her most recent video discusses her take on why Black Lives Matter and other race-related topics are totally appropriate for Pagan authors and vloggers to discuss on their platforms because they’re human rights issues. I agree 100%! Go watch and give Wen a follow!
“Myths and Monsters” on Netflix
I recently finished watching the documentary series “Myths and Monsters” on Netflix. This TV-PG program from 2017 explores common themes in European mythology. Each episode explores a topic: heroes and villains, the wild unknown, war, love and betrayal, change and revolutions, and the end of all things. While the usual Greco-Roman focus is there, the producers also highlight tales from the Vikings, Slavic culture, Germany, and even Ireland! The narrator relates the tales to the audience with the help of art and occasional explanations and interpretations from scholars – some of whom were women! Yay! I would love it if they expanded on this series to explore more diverse mythology with experts from each culture, but it’s definitely worth watching if you enjoy European lore.
Summer Solstice Livestream from Stonehange!
I’m sure most of you know this already, but in case you didn’t or aren’t sure where to go, English Heritage is set to livestream both sunset and sunrise at Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. According to their website:
Please don’t travel to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice: we know how special this occasion is to so many of you, and we’ll be live streaming both sunset on 20 June and sunrise on 21 June across English Heritage’s social media channels for free.https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/
Are any of you planning to watch?