A program reviewing the journalism of contemporary earth religions such as Feraferia, the Church of All Worlds, the Church of the Eternal Source and of course Wicca. Journals include The New Broom, Nemeton, The Witches Trine, Korythalia, Earth Religion News, and The Green Egg. This program attempts to show that the roots of our current ecological crisis can be found largely in the Judeo-Christian tradition of male-dominated, monotheism.
The articles quoted from in this episode are: "The historical roots of our ecologic crisis" by Lynn White, first published in the March 1967 issue of Science Magazine and reprinted in the Environmental Handbook, published by Ballantine Books; "The genesis of pollution" by Arnold Toynbee in the Summer 1973 edition of Horizon; Doreen Valiente's speech was published in Pentagram magazine; Tony Kelly's "Pagan musings" in issue #55 of The Green Egg; paragraph on Candlemass from "The medicine wheel," newsletter of the Delphinian Coven (Wyoming); Tim Zell's "The gods of nature: the nature of gods" was published by Gnostica News (Minnesota). The songs of the old religion, two of which were played on this program, were copyrighted by Gwydion Pendderwen; other music by the Chieftains, Elton John, and Walter Carlos. Closes with "Goodbye yellow brick road" by Elton John. This episode is the first in a series. Produced by Margot Adler.
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