Episode 12: magma properties and obsidian
Listen to the episode here
Geology 101: Magma Properties
Music: Volcano -Presidents of the USA
Update: earthquakes and volcanoes
Feature Rock: Obsidian
Meteorite story here
Contest info here
Contest for episode 12 and 13 FIRE
What you win: a piece of pumice I collected on Montserrat!
What does the word fire mean to you?
What images dose the word fire bring up? Does it matter what mind set you are in?
what stones do you associate with fire?
What else do you associate with fire?
How do you experience the element of fire?
WHAT IS FIRE TO YOU!?
These questions are good for the next two episodes, we are talking about fire so any comments, questions let me know. We are going to talk about volcanoes so if you have any specific questions about specific volcanoes or eruptions let me know!
Email me answers or comment on this post!
Topic Christchurch Earthquakes:
please send me any questions about these earthquakes, earthquakes in general, seismology, anything related at all. The more questions I get the more info you get! Otherwise its just going to be facts about the earthquakes 😉 you know the stuff I find interesting.
I’ll post the questions here:
– What is liquefaction/how does it happen?
– aftershock sequences
– waves and how they are felt in different materials
Job interviews, thesis defense and weekend training trip. I wont be recording again until March!
I’ll get one episode out before my Spring break (then I am gone again) and should be more regular after that!
Sorry about that!
In the next episode we are going to talk about the Earth again, this time as a element and what the associations are. Kai brought up a good point: you can think of the elements as states of matter: Solid (earth), liquid (water), gas (air), energy/plasma (fire and spirit)
I liked that so much I am going to start with that idea!
I think I am going to talk about fossils this next time (another organic living -> rock thing) and talk about the fossilization process, so fossils and petrified wood! as usual if you have any associates, or magical uses please let me know! If you want more in the metaphysical section you have to contribute! I’ve said many times that my path took a sharp right at earth science and I am just now pulling the metaphysical stuff back up and studying it again.
Also don’t forget the contest! I have tons of stuff so as soon as I can get rid of these, there are more. And I might give some rocks away next time if you like that more… I have some I am saving for when I talk about them… but there are a few more!
Blessed Be and Rock On! (new punny ending next time! 😉 )
Episode 10 show notes:
Housekeeping: class send me a link to your blog
Geology 101: alluvial fans (6:18)
Book recommendation: The Control of Nature John McPhee
Other podcast recommendations:
Media Astra Ac Terra
Features rock: coal and hydrocarbons
Physical properties (16:10)
Metaphysical properties (15:38)
Music: Selig – Helium Vola (27:03)
Significant earthquakes (35:45)
Volcanic activity (36:15)
AVO activity report (40:45)
Elements earth: (42:30)
Contest winners (58:45)
New contest (59:10)
For this contest answer the following questions:
– what is earth when you are no longer on earth?
– a list of associations for the element earth
you can also still answer how you define earth in an everyday sense vs. spiritual, and where energies in rocks come from.
I’ll update the end date when I have a better idea.