Award-winning Pagan musician Alexian has released “The Challenge,” a powerful new single that resonates with our times.
“The Challenge” is an anthem for change, calling on us all to cherish the Earth and each other. It is based on a powerful poem by Elspeth Odbert, Grandmother Elspeth, one of the honoured elders in the Pagan community who will turn 92 this year.
The poem the song is based on was given to Grandmother Elspeth in a dream almost 20 years ago. When she woke up, she wrote it down and has been sharing the words with the world at gatherings and festivals. The poem was the inspiration for her book Gylantra’s Journey.
Alexian won the Best Pagan Male Artist of the Year in 2021 from the International Pagan Music Association. He delivers the message of the Goddess in a modern electronic style. Whether it’s a big crowd like the Heartland Festival or an intimate evening at a pagan bookstore, his performances run the gamut from deep messages of Earth-centred spirituality, as in “The Challenge” and “Save Me,” to fun dance tunes like “Cool to Be a Witch.”
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