October Apples

Oro Cas Reflects

 Prologue

It was easy to tell when it was time to start preparing for the annual Apple Butter making ritual. The leaves would start to show a hint of color as the nights got cooler. Soon the first hard freeze would bring out Autumn in all it’s colorful beauty. Labor Day weekend was a distant memory as the calendar stated it was time to prepare for Halloween. The second week of October was usually unseasonably warm during the day with cold nights which was perfect weather to put the finishing touches on the apple orchards and their bounty.

I grew up in a family that believed in things like planting a big garden every year so there would be plenty of food to be preserved by either freezing or canning. There was also hunting to be done during this time of year for rabbits, squirrels, wild turkey, and deer. The…

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Thunderbolt Goddess

Been up close and personal with lightning.

Elder Mountain Dreaming

The Etruscan Lightening Goddess Cupra, later called Fulgora, the Roman Goddess of Lightning, forms a Triad with the God of Lightening Tinia (Tina) and the Goddess of lightening & wisdom Minerva (Menvra). Cupra is often depicted with a spear in her hand, which represents the thunderbolt ( lightening) and a very ancient Goddess of the Earth’s fertility (not human fertility). These are the weather rites of the ancient female shamans whose domain is over rain, storms, hail, fog and snow, all the fertility of earth and sky. Minerva’s temple was eventually taken over by the Catholic Religion and is now Saint Francis’s  church.

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From Manchester To The Klamath River

Had a GREAT time with our new friends from Manchester, England. A day in the life of Paul and Debbie’s vacation.

Oro Expedition ’14 And Then Some… With Hal Anthony

Oro Expedition ’14 And Then Some… With Hal Anthony. Tuesday, March 25th at 8pm edt; Host Oro Cas welcomes Hal Anthony, Host of Behind The Woodshed, joins tonight’s panel to discuss the BLM and USFS plans to close the access roads into the National Forest for ALL users whether recreational or producer/miners in Oregon and many of the other 11 western states. Information on making you comments for the public record.

News and updates on the rules and regulations that are constantly changing, and how they affect the small scale miner, plus there’s always a few surprises. Sponsored by PoBoy Dredge.

 

Diviners’ Spotlight On Egun And Then Some…

Egun Diviners Papa NewtSunday, October 13th, 8pm eastern, KDCL Media Welcomes Papa Newt to The Diviners’ Spotlight on Egun And Then Some…

Originally raised in the Catholic faith, Papa Newt began his journey into magic and the occult at the early age of 11. Over the years of being self taught, and many trials and errors, Papa Newt continued his studies and providing services for close family, friends, and those who had learned of the help he has provided.

Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, and a graduate of the Hoodoo Correspondence Course by Catherine Yronwode. Through spirit, Papa Newt strives to help you conjure possibilities.

There will also be the astrology forecast for the week to come, and if the gods of wireless technology are kind, Oro may join us for a short howdy-do from Oregon gold camp.

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It’s Been A Summer of Epiphanies

Oro was channel surfing one day and happened upon a show with this big man in beat up cowboy hat panning for gold in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. Oro began to reminisce about panning at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch when he was 14…then asked if I remembered Bob, the guy we worked with in Texas taking us into the high desert near Alpine to collect sand out of the dry washes and taking it home to process it for gold. From there his interest and curiosity grew until we were taking vacation time to go prospecting in North Carolina.

I had a great time with lots of pretties found and enough phone signal to do our radio shows with two smartphones and computer for battery power. I like camping, but also like a few creature comforts when I do. LOL

As life sometimes goes, Oro was forced from behind the wheel of Lil’ Pete and out of a thirty year career. That’s when Oro Expeditions moved from an idea into reality.

I must admit when the ideas started moving from paper and discussions into the real world, I was overly cautious. I was raised by the generation of parents where you worked a job for forty or fifty years, and lived your golden years on your pension, but that’s not the reality of my generation.

When Oro pulled out of the driveway on April 14, 2013, it was on a wing and a prayer. Thank goodness there were lots of bus trips this spring to keep the expedition going until it slowly began to support itself through the First Nugget Contest and the generous support of new and old friends, and Oro finding good places to mine for gold.

As we’ve gotten deeper into Expedition ’13, a few more things have come into the light. What started out as a new career path for Oro is slowing morphing into something else. Yes, it’s still about becoming self-sufficient through the retrieval of gold and gemstones, but it’s also become about other things…the continued access to public lands, teaching people a way to be out in Nature while learning a skill the whole family can enjoy (even if it’s just playing in creek), and that can actually add to your pool of resources as a ‘rainy day’ fund or those times when your retirement and Social Security whimper at the cost of living.

So Oro Expeditions is no longer just about Oro going out into the wilderness to bring home the gold–it’s also about sharing…stepping into the battle to retain the few individual freedoms that’s been left to us–sharing time with family and friends old and new in the breathtaking beauty that is the wild places of our country where we can breathe, and ground ourselves then carry that balanced and centered energy back into our everyday lives.

As Oro and I work to pull together funding for Phase II, we’re once again depending on those that can see the dream, and someday say, “If Oro can do it…so can I.” This time when he pulls out of the driveway to head South, instead of cautious, I am optimistic. It’s not just Miss Paula supporting Oro in his dream, but also being able to see all the things that can happen when that dream comes to fruition. That’s why I suggested crowdfunding to fund Phase II and beyond. I have seen the generosity of people when a dream catches fire, and hope they too can see our dream.

Blessings to Everyone and as Oro says on his Expedition videos…”More Later.”

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Egun And Then Some… Diviner’s Spotlight 07/21 by KDCL Media | Blog Talk Radio

Egun And Then Some… Diviner’s Spotlight 07/21 by KDCL Media | Blog Talk Radio. 8pm edt

Summer Solstice And Supermoon Egun And Then Some…

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Diviners’ Spotlight allows the talented diviners in the KDCL Media Circle to strut their stuff for our listeners. We have so many talented people in our Circle that we have to sit on our hands to keep from waving to get y’all’s attention.

Sunday’s primary diviner is:

Monroe Rodriguez. Monroe is a multifaceted psychic, medium, spiritualist, healer and diviner. Building upon family psychic gifts, he studied magick, herbalism, comparative religion and various divination systems. Although an initiate of a Congo-derived tradition, Monroe’s spiritual practices stem from Celtic, West African, Arab, Indigenous, Caribbean, and Brazilian ancestral roots. With his spiritual affinity to spirits of the crossroads, Monroe believes that are many solutions to a problem however, efficiency is key to any work.

Sitting in the our second seat Sunday will be KDCL Media host, Miss Paula, a medium using Tarot and Oracle cards as she passes on messages from Spirit.

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A Fun Father’s Day With Egun And Then Some…

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A Happy and Blessed Father’s Day to all the fathers past, present and future. Sunday, April 16th at 8pm edt, Egun And Then Some… is featuring two very dear friends to Miss Paula and Oro, Author, Lanaia Lee and Voice Man, writer and Internet radio host Viktor Aurelius.

Paradox Five is Author Lanaia Lee’s newest title. Paradox Five, involves five people who go back in time to stop Hitler’s well-hidden grandson from becoming the mirror image of his grandfather in the latter-days.

Viktor Aurelius, the Voice, beautifully recites poetry, and reads stories and monologues. His hypnotic tone will leave you wanting to hear more. Listen to his show, and you shall be enthralled.

Viktor writes, performs and produces many wonderful audio dramas including Lilith’s Children and his most recent venture, Victoria! Empress of the Universe.

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