Kenny Klein

Kenny Klein is a well known musician, author, and lecturer in the Pagan community. Kenny has recorded many CDs geared toward Pagan and Renaissance Festival audiences; He is the author of The Flowering Rod: Men, Sex and Spirituality, (Delphi 1993), a book about men's Wicca, and has been a workshop presenter and musical performer at festivals that include PSG, Free Spirit Gathering, Heartland, Starwood, Ancient Ways, Florida Pagan Fest, Goddess Gathering, and many others. Kenny is a co-founder of the Blue Star tradition of Wicca, and has been a Wiccan priest and teacher for over twenty years. His latest book, Fairy Tale Rituals, was released by Llewellyn Worldwide in 2011.

A Highly Opinionated History of Pagan Music

Co-presented with Jason Mankey.

Kenny and Jason are arguably the two greatest historians of Pagan music, from the music played in the Pagan festival circuit for the last thirty years, to the history of the occult in Rock and Roll. Join Jason and Kenny for a look at the bands, the themes, and the audiences that shaped the music made by and listened to by Pagans, from the occult bands of Maxine Sander's English rock scene, to the festival bands that carved out a niche in modern American Pagan practice.

Magical Bird Lore

Every bird in the sky and the forest has magical lore associated with it. Find the enchantment of the wren, the owl, the raven and the robin according to Faerie lore, Gypsy tradition, Witchcraft and Pagan folklore. Learn why the wren is the king of the birds, and why you should never snub a sister in the forest! Who really gave Cinderella that dress, and why did the Wren kill Cock Robin? Kenny Klein is a folklorist, a storyteller and a singer who has collected magical folklore for four decades.

Mojo and Magic in Blues Music

Co-presented with Jason Mankey.

Blues is an American musical culture with roots in African, Irish and English folklore. Kenny Klein talks about the origins of Blues music, its roots in voodoo lore and Southern magic, the essential Blues rhythms derived from Afro-Cuban drum patterns, and the magic and tribal origins of chant-and-dance traditions like the Mardi Gras Indians and Talking Blues, which evolved into Rap and Hip-Hop. Jason Mankey speaks of how the Blues influenced a generation of rock-and-rollers and led them into Ceremonial Magic and other occult practices.

















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