In the first half, George Noory welcomed Gypsey Teague, Branch Head of the Gunnin Architecture Library at Clemson University, as well as a craftwoman, and Elder and High Priestess in the Georgian and Icelandic Norse traditions, for a discussion on the practice of witchcraft, wand creation, and Steampunk Magic. Teague said she applied the Steampunk movement to a magical system, which allows for a religion with no specific god or goddess. "Witches have been around longer than pretty much anybody else," she noted.
Teague described the craft of wand making and how wands function in the practice of magic. Wands direct energy and can augment a practitioner's abilities, she explained, noting one can practice magic with or without one. "You can put your energy into them or you can draw energy from them and you can move energy through them," she added. Teague uses different kinds of wood with specific energies that practicing witches can use to direct energy and perform certain tasks, such as healing and defense. Wands crafted from poison ivy wood are popular and English Laurel is good for divination, she revealed. According to Teague, wands will match with the correct practitioner and should never be used to practice magic which harms others.
During Open Lines, a listener calling himself Howard phoned in from an undisclosed location to speak about a possible Bigfoot conspiracy. Howard reasoned if sasquatches reproduce like other mammals, there should be offspring also roaming the forests of North America. "How come no evidence has ever surfaced of a baby sasquatch?" he questioned, noting the lack of Bigfoot babies as evidence of a cover-up. "I think you know more than your saying," he told George at the end of the conversation. Paul in Louisville, Kentucky, reported on a area five or six air miles outside of the city where a classmate disappeared and was later found dead. Paul investigated the area, describing it as a place of evil you could feel and where strange occurrences take place. Eric from British Columbia suggested the ultra-wealthy elite may incite a race war in order to declare martial law and create an excuse for a coming economic collapse.
Bumper music from Friday July 10, 2015