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Friday, March 22
 

9:00am

Beginning Traditional Witchcraft
Limited Capacity seats available

What exactly is Traditional Witchcraft? What does it mean to be a Traditional Witch? In this workshop, we will examine both of these questions in depth. Topics covered will include a look into the historical and folkloric roots of Trad Craft, its core beliefs and practices, as well as the basic tools and  rituals.

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Friday March 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM F

9:00am

The Horned Gods: A Global History
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explore the less-often examined incarnations of the Horned God throughout the world and throughout history. From the earliest representations of horned shamanic figures from the Paleolithic period, to the earliest Vedic representation of Shiva as Pasupati - "the Lord of the Animals"; to Pan, Dionysus, Cernunnos, and the Sabbatic Goat of more recent practice. These deities, and the practices associated with them, will be discussed and considered in a collective context.

Speakers
avatar for Shea Bilé

Shea Bilé

Shea Bilé is a performance poet, author, musician, occult lecturer, and podcast host. A devoted occultist for over 20 years, his committed adherence to subversive forms of spiritual expression have served as a vital foundation for his work. He has conducted lectures and workshops... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:00am

Healing Roots Culture and Spirituality
Limited Capacity seats available

Culture provides coherence to human experience.  It can give us a sense of connection to ancestors, to  place, and to the cosmos.  Culture gives meaning and power to spiritual practices.  How are culture and spirituality interconnected in your own practice?   What implications does that question hold for issues of culture appropriation, decolonization, and movements for liberation?

Speakers
avatar for HEALING ROOTS

HEALING ROOTS

The Work of Healing Roots Healing Roots is a community of people of European descent who are studying our culture and history to become agents of change in creating a healthy society for people of all cultural heritages. We seek to develop a sense of collective responsibility, which... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
STUDIO 2

9:00am

Death Midwifery 201
Limited Capacity seats available

This lecture/Ritual is an expansion from last year's presentation.  Come join me in learning Burial Laws in the Tri-state area, how you can incorporate a home funeral into your death plan.  Be prepared with a notebook and pen as we will be collaborating in groups and preparing a death plan.  There will be short video clips as well as time for questions. We will then construct a funeral and through Role Play, create a beautiful ritual together. We will sing, dance, hold space and learn what it is...to create your last hurrah for yourself or a loved one.  Bring your drums, bring your rattles or noise makers, and a picture of a loved one who has passed if you wish.

Speakers
avatar for Duvessa Sarrat Irkalli

Duvessa Sarrat Irkalli

Owner, Moon Sisters Apothecary
HPS of Covenant of the Moon in Fargo, ND. Part of the Spiral Tree Tradition. If you want to know more, just come up to me and ask!


Friday March 22, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

9:00am

Healthy Boundaries 101 - A Sacred Trust
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Becky Munson

Becky Munson

Programming Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride & Paganicon


Friday March 22, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

10:30am

Sigil Crafting
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will allow participants to explore the conjunction of magick and art by crafting their own unique sigil. There will be a brief introduction explaining how to craft a sigil using a statement of intent as a basis for your design and an introduction to sigil crafting using planetary seals (light mathematics involved). Participants will be encouraged to utilize symbols from their traditions, such as runes, or symbols used in specific disciplines, like astrology or alchemy, to help tailor the sigil to them personally. Additional discussion about the care and feeding of sigils, activation methods and proper disposal of these magickal artifacts may occur as permitted by time and participant interest.

Rev. Tangee Cassidy is a professional witch in the Twin Cities and a Priestess at the Wite Rayvn Metaphysical Church of the Ozarks. Tangee follows a tradition based on a combination of classical Gardnerian and Welsh Old Fey traditions. A native Floribbean, she grew up at the cultural and spiritual intersection of Southern Granny Magick, Afro-Caribbean Santeria and Vodou.

Speakers
avatar for Tangee Cassidy

Tangee Cassidy

Rev. Tangee Cassidy is a professional witch in the Twin Cities [ordained by ULC 2015] and a 1st degree priestess at the Wite Rayvn Metaphysical Church of the Ozarks. Tangee follows a tradition based on a combination of classical Gardnerian and Welsh Old Fey traditions. A native Floribbean... Read More →


Saturn pdf
Mars pdf
Sun pdf
Venus pdf
Moon pdf
Cipher pdf

Friday March 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

10:30am

Blasphemy as a Healing Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Blasphemy can be used as a healing tool for those leaving the restrictive beliefs of religion. 
In this presentation I will discuss blasphemy throughout history, art and politics. I will explain how acts of blasphemy can help heal the wounds often caused by the church and allow an individual to move forward into a new spiritual paradigm uninhabited by religious dogma.

Speakers
avatar for Koren Walsh

Koren Walsh

Spend a little time with Koren Walsh, aka Jezebel Pride, and you will soon realize the passion she possesses for bringing people together and creating a community of diverse and empowered individuals.As an award winning fire performer, hoop dancer and motivational speaker, Koren has... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

10:30am

Grounding and Shielding basics and beyond
This class offers basic grounding, shielding and additional shielding techniques for every day life as well as ritual work.

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Friday March 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

10:30am

Elements of Transformation
Limited Capacity seats available

This empowering approach to Western elemental theory presents potent and accessible keys that can unlock the transformational energies of Earth Water, Fire, Air, and Spirit in our lives. We will learn how to undertake an intensive elemental immersion discipline, discover how to construct a personal Elemental Profile, and explore ways to harness elemental energies in order to catalyze change, foster growth, and support us on our spiritual journeys.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and has been walking a Pagan path for over 30 years. Her published works include "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", "The Avalonian Oracle”, and “Rhiannon: Divine Queen of... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

12:00pm

Healer-Reader Room Hours
Three readers and three healers will be available during open hours.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Friday March 22, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
BOARD ROOM 2

12:00pm

Vendor Room Hours
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Friday March 22, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
REGENCY ROOM

12:00pm

Meditation Room Hours
The Meditation Room will be open for the day for those who need it. A Room Attendant will always be available to assist if so desired. Salt Lamps, Singing Bowls, Healing stones and other healing tools will be made available to you.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Friday March 22, 2019 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Board Room 1

1:00pm

Love Spells: The Bad, The Good, and The Beautiful
Limited Capacity seats available

Love Spells:  The Bad, the Good and the Beautiful So you have a crush on that cute boy in biology…or how about that hot girl in math class, but they don’t seem to notice you.  No problem…time for love spell, right??  Wrong!  Love Spells:  The Bad, the Good and the Beautiful is a workshop targeted at tweens/teens and/or young adults.  During the workshop attendees will discuss the ethics of love spells and then discuss possible ways to perform love spells that are ethical and keep the philosophy of “Harm None.”  Attendees will then have the opportunity to cast a love spell that teaches them to focus on characteristics they are looking for in a loving partner as opposed to targeting a specific partner.  Finally, attendees will seek out what is loving and beautiful in themselves and learn how loving and taking care of yourself is an ultimate love spell.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Youngs

Susan Youngs

Susan Youngs has been a practicing Wiccan for over 15 years.  In that time, she has participated in multiple covens and studied under multiple teachers.  She remains a firm believer in the importance of always learning, growing and evolving.  More recently she has served on the... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

1:00pm

Satanism 101
Limited Capacity seats available

When Paganicon asked me if I would teach a Satanism 101 workshop, I gladly accepted. Having a platform to talk about this empowering Path of the Left and the movement surrounding it, as well as an opportunity to clear up the misconceptions associated with Satanism will enlighten and educate the participant.
My experience with Satanism and the Left Hand Path are both personal and professional. I have served as United States Chapter Head for the Church of Rational Satanism, Media Liaison for the abdicated Minneapolis Chapter of The Satanic Temple and as a Founding Member of Minnesota’s Left Hand Path Community.
This workshop will enlighten you on different branches of this path, its history, philosophies and its influence in the world today. It will also dispel the many myths and mysteries associated with Satan, Satanism and those who call themselves Satanists.


Speakers
avatar for Koren Walsh

Koren Walsh

Spend a little time with Koren Walsh, aka Jezebel Pride, and you will soon realize the passion she possesses for bringing people together and creating a community of diverse and empowered individuals.As an award winning fire performer, hoop dancer and motivational speaker, Koren has... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

1:00pm

The Pagan Way of Death: The Body Issue
Limited Capacity seats available

Natural burial, alkaline hydrolysis, donation, composting--we have more options than most of us realize for what to do with our bodies when we die. We'll discuss options for disposition in Minnesota and beyond and visualize how to choose a final send-off that honors our own sacred Pagan values.

Speakers
avatar for Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
they/them/theirs. A naturalistic Pagan, Reclaiming tradition priestess, and member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming. Core team member of Minnesota Threshold Network. Writer, crocheter, queer, cat-parent. Mildly obsessed with mushrooms. A piece of the Earth at peace with the... Read More →
avatar for Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub is a mediator and conflict coach, artist, and creator. Through their work with people in conflict they have seen how conflict can transform relationships and communities. Finding the ways for this transformation to be positive and life-affirming is their chosen... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

1:00pm

Moving Meditation for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone can meditate! This class is presented as a way for people of all physical abilities and sizes to learn ways to meditate through movement-not all Zen moments need silence!   Using Qigong, neurolymphatic massage points and a variety of stretching movements (with modifications if needed), you will learn how to center and ground yourself, feel connected to your body,  align your own chakras and connect with deity through the art of movement and music. .

Speakers
avatar for Tina Cotterman

Tina Cotterman

 I am the High Priestess of the Coven of the Standing Stones. My love for movement and dance has been 10-year journey with experience in many different styles of dance and movement, which is currently focused in theatrical belly dance. I teach classes locally at Magus Books for the... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm

Nathaniel Johnstone Musical Performance
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Johnstone

Nathaniel Johnstone

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

1:00pm

Bal Anat - Dance of the Mother Goddess : The Intersection of Paganism and Bellydance in the Modern Era
Limited Capacity seats available

Belly dance is a much loved dance form in Pagan communities. It resonates. What does belly dance mean in Pagan cultural thought, and why? How have historical, Orientalist imagery and romanticized ideas of "primitiveness" come into play in forming Pagan ideas ideas about belly dance? Most importantly how can we minimize harm and potential perpetuation of toxic racialized stereotypes when interacting with belly dance? Is the act of incorporating belly dance into Pagan community inherently harmful in itself or is it a safe and positive form of creative expression for all? In this workshop, I present my undergraduate thesis in which I've explored and critiqued the intersection of belly dance and Paganism in the modern era. Analysis of my original survey research on Pagan belly dance will also be presented. The workshop will conclude with a discussion and Q and A.

Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm

Ogham: The Wisdom of the Whispering Trees
Limited Capacity seats available

Generally less well-known than the Runes, the Ogham is a language and divinatory system that has been attributed to the Celts. Veiled in more mystery and controversy than the Runes, the Ogham is a beautiful symbolic system that opens us to the special energies and messages from the trees. In this introductory session, the overall Ogham system will be presented, including history, mythology, and the meanings of the individual symbols. Open your ears to the beautiful language of the trees and learn how to attune to these energies for insight and healing.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Lazic

Tiffany Lazic

Owner/Founder, The Hive and Grove Centre for Holistic Wellness
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a background in Spiritual Psychotherapy, author of The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year, originator of Hynni Energy Healing and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. I also welcome conversations on topics of... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm

Gratitude Ritual for Women and Girls
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to a gratitude ritual for women and girls to honor our bodies, minds, hearts and joyous spirits! We will gather to celebrate gratitude for all that it means to be female, however you came to that experience, whether by birth, hormones, surgery (or not) or legal papers signed by a Judge! Bring a journal and a drum if you have them. Percussion toys will be provided for raising energy to honor the Goddess in each of us!

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Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
STUDIO 2

2:30pm

Weave The Liminal: Crafting Authentic Witchcraft
Limited Capacity filling up

What does it mean to be an authentic Witch? Who or what sets the bar for authenticity? How can it define or impede your path? How do you find what is the best practice for you? Discover the Modern Traditional Witch's RITES: Roots, Inspiration, Time, Environment, and Star. These make up a dynamic system that centers around key elements essential for crafting an effective practice that works for you.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

2:30pm

Anglo-Saxon Witchcraft
Limited Capacity seats available

How did the witchcraft of the pre-Christian English differ from contemporary practices?  What do they have in common?  In this workshop Alaric Albertsson discusses the magical techniques of the Anglo-Saxons and the world view that inspired the fictional works of authors like Tolkien and Rowling.  Participants will explore a world of enchanted swords and house elves, of runes and magic potions.  Discover the charming and empowering magic of the Anglo-Saxons!

Speakers
avatar for Alaric Albertsson

Alaric Albertsson

Alaric Albertsson is the author of several books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, including "A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery and Magic". Over the years his personal spiritual practice has developed as a synthesis of Anglo-Saxon tradition, country beliefs, herbal studies and rune lore... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

2:30pm

Psychic Self Defense: An Intro to Shielding
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basic techniques for energetic/psychic shielding. Discover and combine skills to establish and maintain personal energetic boundaries that prevent forms of energetic overload that occur in instances such as large crowds, high energy areas, or areas containing sufficient concentrations of negative energy

Speakers
avatar for Bo Jacisin

Bo Jacisin

Owner, Practictioner, First Light Spirit Services
I have been studying and practicing energy work since 2007. During this time the focus of my study has been on cultivating a psychic self defense practice for the protection of individuals and the spaces they occupy. This practice evolved into a system that can be taught and practiced... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:30pm

Greco-Buddhist Ritual (Meditation & Devotion)
Limited Capacity seats available

The calling of ancient Ancestral spirits, as well as one's personal ancestors and deities to assist in a deep Devotional to the honor of the Hindu goddess Saraswati & the Hellenic Aphrodite-Akraia "She of the Gardens".   Come and drink deep the Living Waters of creativity and commitment from this sacred grove to create your next masterpiece in Life!

Speakers
avatar for Clio Ajana

Clio Ajana

Archehierea, House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire
I’m Clio Ajana, a lesbian Hellenic Orthodox High Priestess and member of the House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire, E.O.C.T.O. I lead services, welcome newcomers, and revel in spreading knowledge of our path to those who are drawn to us, including our prison ministry. Our tradition... Read More →
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Arxontas DNMI

Arxontas DNMI (Άρχοντας ΔΝΜΙ) is a Hierophant-Archmagos of Hellenic Alexandrian Witchcraft & Spiritual Tradition, and also practices as a Balkan Heathen & a Greco-Buddhist.  He currently lives in Jacksonville, FL and serves as the Secretary for NE Florida Pagan Leadership... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:30pm

Basic Rhythm
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated workshop that is open to EVERYONE of all ages. Come learn the basics of drumming with us!

Speakers
avatar for Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea, the Appalachian, Celtic, Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic, World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non-conventional instruments to create... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

2:30pm

Cancelled - Acknowledging the Ancestors
Limited Capacity seats available

Due to a family Emergency GoGo will be unable to join us at Paganicon.

Join GoGo as she discusses recognizing the call of your ancestors and Understanding when you're being called by your  divine guides.

Speakers
avatar for Cancelled - Gogo Nyadze Ndara

Cancelled - Gogo Nyadze Ndara

Due to a Family Emergency, GoGo will be unable to attend Paganicon 2019. Gogo is a seasoned healer schooled in the aNcient Zulu tradition of Sangoma. She is pyschic, an empath, a seer, and a warrior spirit convicted to the calling of empowerment for those that seek it. She has... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

2:30pm

Sacred Trees for Bards, Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Numerous popular stories throughout the world reflect a firmly-rooted belief in an intimate connection between a human being and sacred trees found throughout the world.  Join us as we share the history and lore of the sacred trees through storytelling. Do you have a favorite story to tell about a tree that is sacred to your belief and culture? Let's keep the ancient Druid Bardic tradition of storytelling alive with our favorite tales of Sacred Trees. This will be Part 1 of a 2-part series on Sacred Trees.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Froberg

Laurie Froberg

Marketing Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride
Pagan since 2002 and Marketing Director for Twin Cities Pagan Pride and Paganicon. I am the Elder and Scribe of the Twin Cities Druid Grove, Northern Roots Grove since July 2015. I also recently became a 1st Order Reformed Druids of North America. I am passionate about volunteering... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Friday March 22, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:00pm

Doll Babies & Mojo Bags
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop teaches the history of Doll Babies and Mojo Bags in Hoodoo. The magical uses of doll babies to heal, protect, or cross will be explored. Participants will learn the protective and drawing power of mojo hands and conjure bags. This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will have the chance to make and take home a Blessing or Protection Doll Baby and a Mojo Bag for Prosperity, Protection, or Love.

Speakers
avatar for Doctor Beverley Smith

Doctor Beverley Smith

Beverley Smith, also known as "Doctor Beverley" in the Conjure/Hoodoo community, has been a spiritual teacher and civil rights advocate since the early 1990s. She was a teacher and a High Priestess in the Druidic Craft of the Wise: The American Rite for over 20 years. Currently she... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

4:00pm

The Dead Pagan - the Quandary of Quiddity
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens to us when we die? To the body, the spirit, to our memories? How can we realistically and effectively serve the dying, the dead and the bereaved of our communities? What does it actually mean to be dead? To understand the nuts and bolts of any society, look at the manner by which they care for their dead. Join Coroner, Druid and author - Kristoffer Hughes - on a moving, tragic, hilarious and challenging rollercoaster ride into the dark and often ignored world of death.

Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia, he is the Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and the award winning author of several books on Celtic mythology and Druidry. He is a Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:00pm

Amethyst Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Recovery meeting for people of all in recovery. Paganism/Wiccan/Asatru/Heathen/Ect. events and rituals sometimes are not the best place to think about living a life of recovery and emphasize excess. Amethyst Circle is a safe place to share experience, strength and hope.

Speakers
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Margret Blaylock

Margret Blaylock has been performing on stages all over the state of Minnesota.


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STUDIO 1

4:00pm

Queen Up Your Magick: Everyday Rituals to Connect with the Tarot Queens for Transformation
Limited Capacity seats available

Amplify up your ritual workings by drawing on your inner elemental power. By embodying the four Tarot Queens, your personal power is enhanced, and so is your Magick!
Learn the secrets to manifesting with the assistance of the Tarot Queens.
Tarot experience is not required.
Facilitated by Angela Kaufman, Intuitive Empowerment Coach and author of the new book Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (Conari, 2018).

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman

Intuitive Empowerment Coach and author of the new book Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (Conari, 2018).


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

4:00pm

Saints, Samhain, and Syncretism: How Being Raised/Culturally Catholic Colors our Pagan Practice and Culture.
Limited Capacity seats available

Were you raised Catholic? Still identify with it in some ways, though now Pagan? Are you married to a Catholic? Raising mixed Pagan/Catholic kids? Have Catholic elements in your practice? This discussion is for you. Anyone who converts to a new or alternative religion brings their cultural and religious past with them; while Catholic may not be who we are anymore, we may still do and think about things in a Catholic-ish way – and that even varies depending on what version of Catholic (Irish, Italian, Mexican, Polish, pre-Vatican 2, post-Vatican 2, etc.) was what informed our worldview at one time. So let’s get together and chat about it. This won’t be a forum to necessarily talk about the tragic scandals plaguing the church, or whether or not you like the pope – this is more reflecting on what of our cultural Catholicism we bring into our Pagan identity and practice (do we all crave fish fry at Lent? Do we all shop at the botanica?), and what we left behind… and what keeps sticking around that non-Catholic Pagans may not understand about us, but we understand about each other.

Speakers
avatar for Murphy Pizza

Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for nearly 25 years and academic expert on new religions, occultism, new religions and folks traditions. My book, "Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities", is an ethnography this vibrant Minnesota tradition palette... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

4:00pm

Speed Friending
Limited Capacity seats available

What if there was a way for you to quickly get to know people, beyond superficial questions about your work, neighborhood, kids or pets? What if you could walk into a Pagan convention and instantly connect with people on a deeper level? Would you do it? OF COURSE YOU WOULD... it's Pagan Speed Friending! PSF can be silly or sublime, and you'll meet two new people every 4 minutes and talk about what REALLY matters. Doors will be closed when we fill up... don't miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Elysia Gallo

Elysia Gallo

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Llewellyn Worldwide
Elysia is Senior Acquisitions Editor for Llewellyn Worldwide, where she's been polishing manuscripts and providing authors with guidance since 2005. Her specialty topics there are witchcraft, Paganism, magic, and more. She was a board member of Paganicon and Twin Cities Pagan Pride... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:00pm

Drawing Down the Moon: The Magick & Mystery
Limited Capacity seats available

The ritual of “Drawing Down the Moon” has become one of the most important and essential rites of Modern Wiccan-Witchcraft, but what do we really know about it? From internal processes to the literary influence of writers such as Dion Fortune and Margaret Murray to the historical practices of traditions such as New Orleans Voodoo, this workshop is an all-inclusive look at one of Witchcraft’s most transformative mysteries.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  Jason is the author... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

4:00pm

Purification at the Sacred Grove
Limited Capacity seats available

Wash yourselves of your trespasses and the curses laid against you.  Leave behind the suffering of the past and move forward, fit to rejoin your community.  Join us in a contemporary interpretation of the ritual described in Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, in which Oedipus was instructed to purify himself at a sacred grove.


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STUDIO 2

4:00pm

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday March 22, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

6:30pm

Opening Ritual
Friday March 22, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
STUDIO 2

8:00pm

Damh the Bard in Concert
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard is a Pagan musician, singer/songwriter, poet, host of Druidcast – an OBOD Podcast and storyteller with a growing international reputation.  He is also the current ‘Pendragon’ of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), one of the largest international Druid... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC
 
Saturday, March 23
 

9:00am

String Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

Spinning and weaving have always been connected to magic, creation and fate. Learn how to utilize a primitive drop spindle to make your own thread and yarn for ritual and spell work, meditation and trance!

Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM I

9:00am

The Crossroads: Center of the World
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn the history, legends, and magic of the Crossroads as they relate to the practice of Conjure/Hoodoo. A Q&A session will be held.

Speakers
avatar for Doctor Beverley Smith

Doctor Beverley Smith

Beverley Smith, also known as "Doctor Beverley" in the Conjure/Hoodoo community, has been a spiritual teacher and civil rights advocate since the early 1990s. She was a teacher and a High Priestess in the Druidic Craft of the Wise: The American Rite for over 20 years. Currently she... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:00am

T'ai Chi: Gentle Movement for Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn a five-posture T'ai Chi form to enhance relaxation, boost your immune system, improve balance, lower blood pressure, and add some movement to your routine. Can be done standing or seated. No special equipment necessary.


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM G

9:00am

Nathaniel Johnstone
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Johnstone

Nathaniel Johnstone

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

9:00am

What's in a Deck? Modern Evolutions of Tarot
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditionally, a tarot deck was 78 cards with designated meanings. In recent times, intuitive takes on tarot have introduced new cards, meanings, suits, and ways of working with the deck. Join us for a panel discussion on the limits and future of tarot!

Speakers
avatar for Twin Cities Tarot Collective

Twin Cities Tarot Collective

The Twin Cities Tarot Collective (TCTC) is committed to supporting students, readers and creators of Tarot. Our core value is to provide vital and creative empowerment with Tarot as our tool for a deeper sense of well-being, ethical divination, education, skills, ritual and art greatly... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM H

9:00am

Cancelled - Faith in Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a portion of my memoir I'll present that  walking with faith in love it has to be the foundation of any spiritual practice/religion or human belief.

Speakers
avatar for Cancelled - Gogo Nyadze Ndara

Cancelled - Gogo Nyadze Ndara

Due to a Family Emergency, GoGo will be unable to attend Paganicon 2019. Gogo is a seasoned healer schooled in the aNcient Zulu tradition of Sangoma. She is pyschic, an empath, a seer, and a warrior spirit convicted to the calling of empowerment for those that seek it. She has... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM E

9:00am

Discernment for Magickal Folks
Limited Capacity seats available

So, you've had an experience you can't explain. How can you tell if it actually happened? How can you talk to people about it? What should you do about it? It can be hard, especially for those of us that use magic, to process our experiences without completely blowing them off, or coming off as being untruthful or unstable.
In this presentation, we'll go over some useful questions to ask yourself about your experiences, learn about effective communication, and talk about how to hold space for yourself that allows you to avoid discrediting your own lived experiences while simultaneously encouraging healthy questioning.

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Classen

Kitty Classen

Marketing, Magus Books / TCPP
Kitty Classen is a witch that finds her magick through her many various ventures. She's been consciously studying magic for well over a decade, and intiutively practiced witchery before knowing what to call it. Her interest in mundane application of Sigil-based magick led her to her... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
CONFERENCE ROOM F

9:00am

Rite of the Fifty Names
Limited Capacity seats available

This ritual will focus upon the Babylonian god, Marduk (syncretized with the Sumerian god Asaluhi), as the destroyer of the forces of chaos and savior of gods and humankind.
Derived from traditional and historical sources, this ritual will involve call and response chanting, drumming, and an invocation consisting of Marduk’s Fifty Holy Names.
If you are curious about Ancient Near Eastern reconstruction movements, you won’t want to miss this ritual.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel David

Samuel David

Samuel David is a Mesopotamian polytheist, artist, writer, researcher, and educator. His first book is awaiting publication with Nephilim Press. Once published, this book, and those which follow, will offer readers the opportunity to initiate themselves into a Mesopotamian mystery... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
STUDIO 2

10:00am

Morning Tree Ritual - The Summoning of Trees
Morning Tree Rituals
Start out the morning with a small ritual to set the day. Join us at 10:00 am in the Mediation Room. Each ritual is approximately 10 minutes long.

The Summoning of Trees is an adaptation of the classic Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram from the book “Voices of the Trees: A Celtic Divination Oracle” By Mickie Mueller. The Summoning of Trees is a powerful protection ritual that draws on the elements and tree energy.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Board Room 1

10:00am

Art Show/Print Shop Hours
Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM B

10:00am

Healer-Reader Room Hours
Three readers and three healers will be available during open hours.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
BOARD ROOM 2

10:00am

Vendor Room Hours
Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
REGENCY ROOM

10:30am

Create your own Wand
Limited Capacity seats available

Create Your Own Wand
Come and enjoy the wonders of wand making with this kids craft. Using different colors and materials to express your magical side. Learn what different colors represent and how to utilize them in your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara is an Intuitive Energy Worker and has been a Spiritual Counselor for the past 15 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic/medium certified in the art of energyhealing including Reiki, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
STUDIO 1

10:30am

Paganism and Devotional Polytheism
Limited Capacity seats available

What is devotional polytheism and how does it relate to paganism? Since modern pagans talk about many different gods and invoke them in our rituals, aren't we all polytheists? If we're not all polytheists, what other options are there? In this session we'll explore the various structures of belief common to modern pagans, and religions as a whole. Then, we'll take a deeper look into the practice of devotional polytheism and see how it applies and can be practiced in modern paganism.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Frampton

Dale Frampton

Grove Organizer, Protogrove of the Whispering Spirits, ADF
Dale Frampton found his way to ADF Druidry in 2013 after searching through and practicing various modern pagan faiths for over 20 years. He is the founding member and Grove Organizer of The Protogrove of the Whispering Spirits, ADF, which serves the northeast Wisconsin area. While... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

10:30am

Sanctuary Amidst Chaos ~ A Secret Country Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

When times are hard, it can feel nigh impossible to connect to your own inner Grace. But this is exactly when it is most important. The place exists within you where the starry crown of your divinity nurtures and heals. Using tools and techniques from her book, The Secret Country of Yourself, Jenya leads you on a journey to your Sanctuary, where you learn how falling apart can be the first step to finding and feeding your strong center. Rooted in that holy space, you can grow outward with power through the challenges facing you, your community, and the worlds.

Speakers
avatar for Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy is a teacher, a writer, a priest, a farmer, a brewer, and a Witch. She is the author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magic of Your Endless Inner World (Llewellyn 2017). Jenya's blog is Dirt-Heart Witch at Patheos Pagan.


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

10:30am

Spiritual boundaries: Salt circles for mental and spiritual wellness
Limited Capacity seats available

Boundaries can be tricky at times, and things can get complicated when we are establishing them in spiritual community. When is it okay to tell your clergy that you don't feel comfortable answering their questions? How much information is too much when you are working with your spirit guides? Is it possible to do ancestor work when your relationship with your ancestors isn't healthy? As an empath, when is it time to get your shields up and stop the emotional input from everyone around you?

We will spend time learning about the basics of spiritual and personal boundaries, then we will use that knowledge to sit in meditation and contemplation on the boundaries we would like to establish. We will finish up by learning about the ways boundaries can be communicated and upheld spiritually to enhance our personal practice and to strengthen our energy work, and will celebrate with a five minute mini-ritual.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

I'm not a fan of titles or self-important labels, so allow me to share what I think is real and important about me-I am working to establish my spiritual home in the twin cities, and have been gathering friendly witches along the way. Over my 30 years of practice, I have grown away... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

10:30am

Finding Your Voice: The Alchemical Power of Singing
Limited Capacity seats available

Despite what your 7th grade choral teacher may have told you …or your parent…or your friends have declared….EVERYONE can sing.
It is your sovereign right as a human BE-ing…as a creative soul, to express yourself as our ancestors and ancient ones have…through the beauty that is singing, be it solo or in groups. 
We as Humans in the West,  have sadly repressed and forgotten the joy of our own voices, and NOW is most definitely the time to reclaim our power as creatures of the Universe. At this shifting time in the collective consciousness, we are encouraged to open ourselves up to the vibrations of Sound.
In this 90 min introductory intensive as Dayna Jean Wolter introduces you to the power and healing aspects of your own singing voice as an individual, and as a group for use in your own spiritual practices. In this focused group setting, you will be introduced to the technology of “Chanty-Whoo-Ha”, and access the confidence to release your true voice, feeling the resonance your Soul has been thirsting for.
Come open your pie-holes and make some noise together!

Speakers
avatar for Dayna Jean Wolter

Dayna Jean Wolter

Swordswoman & Musical Director, Kamp Athena & The Idisi
Dayna Jean has been a performing and professional Creative for over 30+ years, as well as a student and practitioner of Chanty-Whoo-Ha for even longer.In 2011 she was blessed to complete her Sonic Healing training in Seattle WA with renown channel,healer, and acoustic science pioneer... Read More →



Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

10:30am

Atheist Paganism
Limited Capacity seats available

Modern pagans have varied beliefs and practices about deities, deity, or no deity at all. This panel will focus on atheist paganism and will discuss both beliefs about deity and how that influences their practices. Panelists: Eli Effinger-Weintraub, John Halstead, and Steven Posch. Moderator: Kay Schoenwetter.

Speakers
avatar for Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
they/them/theirs. A naturalistic Pagan, Reclaiming tradition priestess, and member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming. Core team member of Minnesota Threshold Network. Writer, crocheter, queer, cat-parent. Mildly obsessed with mushrooms. A piece of the Earth at peace with the... Read More →
avatar for John Halstead

John Halstead

John Halstead is a Pagan activist and author. He helped found the first chapter of 350.org in his home state, Indiana, where he advocates for a just transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy. John was also the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement... Read More →
avatar for Steven Posch

Steven Posch

Storyteller-blogger Steven Posch is long-time citizen of Paganistan, one of Midwest Pagandom's most respected elders, and a voice of authority in the New Pagan Intelligensia.He also looks good in a kilt.


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

10:30am

Introduction to Familiar Spirits
Limited Capacity seats available

Today, we often think of Familiars as a Witch's cuddly pet companion. Yet, this hasn't always been the case. Throughout history and folklore, there are countless records of Familiars, whose identity and purpose stretch far beyond our modern definition.In this workshop we examine the origins of the Familiar Spirit, what they are and why they're important to the practice of Witchcraft. Along the way we will discuss how Familiars were traditional procured and cared for, the types of services they provided to Witches, and the offerings given to them in return. Our talk will culminate in practical advice on how to find and form a relationship with your own Familiar Spirit.

Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

10:30am

Reclaiming Morgan Le Fay
Limited Capacity seats available

Goddess or priestess? Witch or enchantress? Sister or lover? Ally or foe? Come explore the nature of Morgan Le Fay as we investigate her potential origins in Pagan Celtic myth, trace the evolution of her character in Welsh and Arthurian traditions, and synthesize a vision of this mysterious lady that is both relevant and accessible to the path of the seeker today.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and has been walking a Pagan path for over 30 years. Her published works include "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", "The Avalonian Oracle”, and “Rhiannon: Divine Queen of... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

10:30am

Goatsong
Limited Capacity seats available

GOATSONG is an ecstatic celebration of the ever-living Horned One who presides over the traditional sabbat and grants the blessings of rejuvenation and prophecy to all who accept his gifts. Join us as we dance and chant to invoke the power of the primal Witch God!

Speakers
avatar for Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle is a practicing ceremonial magician who teaches classes in ancient systems of devotion and goetia. His grimoire, "The Hekataeon," will be released by IXAXAAR in February of 2019. This April he will begin teaching a 13-week online class on Hekate for The Blackthorne School... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
STUDIO 2

10:30am

Meditation Room Hours
The Meditation Room will be open for those who need it. A Room Attendant will be available to assist if so desired. Salt Lamps, Singing Bowls, Healing stones and other healing tools will be made available to you.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:30pm
Board Room 1

12:00pm

Bardic Open Mic
The Druids of Northern Roots Grove invite you to “An afternoon with the Bards of Paganicon.” This will be an Open Mic event where Bards and others can share poetry, stories, and music. We will meet in the cozy surroundings of the Fireplace Lounge from 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd. All are welcome to share their creative talents! To secure a performance slot, we recommend participants sign up in advance. Sign-up is open now! Visit our Bardic Open Mic website for instructions.

In ancient times Bards held a sacred role as lore keepers: poets, tellers of story, singers of song. Through Bardic works, Awen —  divine artistic inspiration — flowed from the Universal life force through Nature and was made manifest in words, visual art, and music. In this way, history and traditions of the tribe were preserved and conveyed. Today’s Druids still recognize the sacred nature of creativity, believing every person has an innate creative potential that can be nurtured and developed. Bardic paths taught in modern Druidry open the mind and spirit to Awen. Join Northern Roots Grove for a relaxing afternoon of Bardic arts and get the Awen flowing!

Speakers
avatar for Northern Roots Grove

Northern Roots Grove

Northern Roots Grove
This is an pan-Druid group which started forming in July 2015 with a focus on studies, discussion, celebration and worship with regular meet-ups in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. At the current time, this group is not associated with any national group (i.e. ADF, OBOD, etc.).Our... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fireside Lounge

1:00pm

Intuitive Artists Unite!
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wanted to pick up a brush and let spirit guide you? Have you felt compelled to draw something you saw in a dream? Don't know how to start? Join us for this exciting panel of intuitive artists as we discuss process, how we got our start, ways you can get started, and even some tips on going pro. Each artist will have a unique approach and different perspective. Come talk with us and connect with your artistic side!

Speakers
avatar for Ragabash Halcon

Ragabash Halcon

Fireborn Alchemy, LLC
Ragabash Halcon is a tarot reader and Usui Reiki Master. She has been an avid diviner since she was 10 and first started learning about palmistry. Since then, her personal divination style and methods have changed, but she has been deeply influenced by divination for most of her life... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

1:00pm

Devotion in Druidry
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a workshop and ritual. Devotional practices in RDNA and ADF will be discussed in detail and demonstrated in practice in a dual RDNA and ADF ritual. Become a Druid of the 1st Order in RDNA and Honour the Kindred's ADF-style, all within the loving arms of the Earth Mother.

The requirements to be Druids of the 1st Order is to state: “Nature is good, Nature is very good.” Druid practice and philosophy will be presented in this session. The presenter has extensive experience in both RDNA and ADF Druidry.

Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano is a Senior Priest and Initiate of At nDraiocht Féin, as well as a 3rd Order Druid in RDNA. He is the author of five books and is the current Arch Druid of ADF.

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano

Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano

Rev. Jean “Drum” Pagano joined ADF in 1984 as its eighth member. He was ordained in 2011, consecrated in 2012, and became a Senior Priest in 2013. He was elected Archdruid of ADF in 2016. He enjoys working with his various altars, spending time in Nature, and studying and teaching... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm

Blessing your Stuffy
Limited Capacity seats available

Blessing Your Stuffy
There are many precious objects in a child's life. In this children's ritual you will learn how to bless your toys and stuffed animals. Causing them to be continuously surrounded in light and love.
Feel free to bring a toy or stuffed animal to share the blessing with.

Speakers
avatar for Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara is an Intuitive Energy Worker and has been a Spiritual Counselor for the past 15 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic/medium certified in the art of energyhealing including Reiki, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDIO 1

1:00pm

Feminist Witchcraft for the 21st Century and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

Now more than ever, we need a vibrant, political Paganism. As more people explore Feminist Witchcraft as an act of resistance, we need to face the challenges of building a tradition that is intersectional, vibrant, and relevant. This presentation and discussion will explore the ways in which Feminist Witchcraft can reckon with our sometimes problematic history to build a more just future. How do we move beyond the biological essentialism, White Feminism, trans exclusionary ideologies, and cultural appropriation that so often are inherent in our spaces and texts? How do we build a Feminist Craft for the present and the future -- one that is affirming, inclusive, intersectional, actively anti-racist and anti-colonial, and accessible? Participants will be invited to brainstorm ideas, techniques, and strategies for building the next wave of Feminist Witchraft.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Harper

Susan Harper

Susan Harper, Ph.D., is an educator, activist, advocate, and ritual specialist living, loving, making magick, and agitating for change in the Dallas, TX area. She holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, where her doctoral research focused on the intersections... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm

Root Wisdom From The Elders Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Live music performed by Minnesota Blues Society Hall of Fame receipient Lady J Griot & Her Root Doctors. Lady J reveals the ancient tribal heritage of blues music as it was used by the African Elders as a form of ancestor worship and animism. Music was used by indigenous wise wo/men, healers and witch doctors to lower the barrier in between the material world and the spirit world, and the blues is a remnant of that sound.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline

Jacqueline"Lady J Griot" Maddix

2015 Mn Blues Hall of Fame Inductee & Author "Drawing Down The Blessings", KFAI Radio-Mpls
*On Saturday, March 23rd, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, I will be presenting the Magic of Blues Music. Along with my awesome guitar player Brian Dyke, we will hold you spellbound with the knowledge that deep within the blues, there is a hidden formula that makes magic real and tangible... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

1:00pm

Pagan Polyaffiliation: A Panel and Discussion about Identifying and Practicing Multiple Religious Paths – Just Like the Rest of the World Does
Limited Capacity seats available

We are a religiously curious people; we also know from experience that our minds and our spirits are larger than one religion, culture, or practice can contain. We all combine traditions (oh, yes you do!) and multiple cultural backgrounds, yet how often has someone in the Pagan community told you that you had to commit to one path, tradition, or pantheon if you’re “serious” about Paganism. We’re here to tell you that isn’t true – and when you study world cultures, you see it never has been. The panel will share their stories of polyaffiliation, and what benefit that brings to not only our community, but to religious thought and practice generally. Come bring your many-faceted self to the talk.

Speakers
avatar for Murphy Pizza

Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for nearly 25 years and academic expert on new religions, occultism, new religions and folks traditions. My book, "Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities", is an ethnography this vibrant Minnesota tradition palette... Read More →
avatar for Volkhvy

Volkhvy

kannushi, shi-yaku-jin no hokora
With over 50 years of experience in various Neo-Paganisms, Volkhvy is a poly-atheistic poly-affiate, with a foot in each the following communities: minzoku NEO-shintô, zen, Daoist, Slavic and Germanic Heathenry, Shamanic, Old Craft, Wiccan, and Druidic. Kind of a Sleipnir with a... Read More →
avatar for JRob Zetelumen

JRob Zetelumen

promoting Paganistan


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

1:00pm

Beyond the Drawn Circle - How to Work with Ancient Themes and Archetypal Stories to Create Immersive and powerful Ritual.
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the work Damh and I have been doing for the past twenty years, I will share some of the intense, magical experiences we have had researching for and creating rituals based on classic themes, myths and legends of the British Isles. Using a combination of experimental archeology and enduring shamanic methods as the basis of our approach, we have plumbed the depths of these themes and pushed the boundaries of our own definitions of what ritual can be.
Over the years we have developed many immersive experiences, often for camps involving up to a hundred people. These events are always working with transformational magic and rarely involve standing in a circle or scripts.
This talk is designed to encourage people to break the mould, experiment and dive deeper into the magical themes held in the myths. To work with ancient techniques such as the divinatory tool of the ‘Bull’s Hide Trance’ and find ways to be utterly absorbed into an ancient narratives whilst creating a relevant and deeply magical journey that opens them up to the modern mindset.
I will discuss how over many different camps and gatherings, the process of the community working together to build and burn a ‘Wicker Man’, make and walk a 100ft Fire labyrinth, as well as, invoking and interacting with the characters from the Arthurian tales, the Mabinogi and other legends, has taken us on profound, revelatory and deeply magical journey that has engendered life changing effects on all those involved.

Speakers
avatar for Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a druid with more than twenty years experience. She joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in 1997 and more recently the Anglesey Druid Order.Along with her partner Damh the Bard Cerri has facilitated the Anderida Gorsedd at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm

Our Heathen Grove in Lithuania
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1999, I bought the middle piece of property in our village of 12 properties and made us a village we call Dvarciskes. Since 2000 our annual Romuva summer camp has been held in our grove and village. Prudence will show and tell all about it. Any one interested in one of the few indigenous European traditions is welcome to attend. As a follow up to my presentation on Baltic Ornamentation and Symbols last year, I'll be handing out a flyer on "Latvian Mythological Symbols" from Baltic Imports.

Speakers
avatar for Prudence Priest

Prudence Priest

American Ambassadress, Romuva
Amber, pagan carolling, the Baltics, and Romuva, the indigenous Baltic tradition. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Circle of Ancient Sisters, and the Daughters & Sons of Yta.  In the 60’s Prudence Priest was a proud card-carrying member of W.I.T.C.H. [Women’s... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

1:00pm

Embracing the Groves of the Gods
Limited Capacity seats available

Come dance with the Gods in the groves of Hellenic-Alexandrian tradition. We will enter and embrace discovery as the seasons change.  You will enter the groves of Persephone, Demeter, Hecate, Artemis, Apollo, and Hestia and emerge refreshed and re-committed.

Speakers
avatar for Clio Ajana

Clio Ajana

Archehierea, House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire
I’m Clio Ajana, a lesbian Hellenic Orthodox High Priestess and member of the House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire, E.O.C.T.O. I lead services, welcome newcomers, and revel in spreading knowledge of our path to those who are drawn to us, including our prison ministry. Our tradition... Read More →
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Arxontas DNMI

Arxontas DNMI (Άρχοντας ΔΝΜΙ) is a Hierophant-Archmagos of Hellenic Alexandrian Witchcraft & Spiritual Tradition, and also practices as a Balkan Heathen & a Greco-Buddhist.  He currently lives in Jacksonville, FL and serves as the Secretary for NE Florida Pagan Leadership... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDIO 2

2:45pm

Traditional Kyphi/Kapet Incense
Limited Capacity seats available

Kyphi, or Kapet, is an ancient incense recipe that was made for use in the ancient temples of Amun-Ra. It is an incense made from various herbs, resins, dried fruit, honey, and wine.
The wine, fruit, and honey were mixed together and allowed to sit for lengthy periods of time and then mixed into a thick paste before being mixed with the dry ingredients.
The incense produced is then dried before use. It creates a thick smoke when burned with a very sweet and heady scent.
While many recipes exist, the premise is the same: A beautiful incense dedicated to the Gods.
All materials will be provided for all participants to make their own Kyphi/Kapet.

A small fee of $5-$10 is requested to help offset the costs of the materials.

Speakers
avatar for October Leigh

October Leigh

I’m a Neophyte in the Blue Star Tradition of Wicca, of which I have been a member for 6 years and a practicing pagan of 10 years. I’m an Herbalist in practice and have been studying the magical properties of herbs and resins for my entire pagan career. My main focus in Herbalism... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

2:45pm

Sacred Waters: the Spiritual Baths of Hoodoo
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about the types of spiritual baths and cleansings - tub baths, showers, rub-downs, and foot baths - as they as performed in Conjure (aka Hoodoo). They will learn about the herbs that are used in Hoodoo to clean, purify, uncross, break jinxes, and impart strength and blessings. Participants will have an opportunity to custom-design and take home a packet of herbs for Purifying, Uncrossing, Love Uncrossing, or Blessings & Protection.

Speakers
avatar for Doctor Beverley Smith

Doctor Beverley Smith

Beverley Smith, also known as "Doctor Beverley" in the Conjure/Hoodoo community, has been a spiritual teacher and civil rights advocate since the early 1990s. She was a teacher and a High Priestess in the Druidic Craft of the Wise: The American Rite for over 20 years. Currently she... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

2:45pm

Animal Spirit Guides Workshop for Children at Paganicon
Limited Capacity seats available

Young people on the Pagan path will learn to honor our sacred connection to nature and animals by learning ways that animals and humans share a spiritual bond. Topics include understanding animal symbolism and working with animal guides.
Participants will learn about the special energy represented by animals both wild and domesticated and will participate in exercises to connect with animal energy using Animal Totem cards.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman

Intuitive Empowerment Coach and author of the new book Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (Conari, 2018).


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
STUDIO 1

2:45pm

Reiki Drumming Introduction
Limited Capacity seats available

As a Usui Reiki Drumming master I would like to present the background and foundation to the  Reiki Drumming modality. A short presentation followed by a journey utilizing a Reiki Drumming technique. Bring your journals and questions. No drums required as I will be leading the journey with a Reiki attuned drum.

Speakers
avatar for David L Johnston

David L Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:45pm

Paganism and the LGBTQ+ Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

The pagan community is diverse in its traditions, practices, and experiences. The same is true for the LGBTQ+ population. Messages from the denominate culture about how religion is to be done and how sexuality is to be practiced are loud. Join this panel of diverse spiritual traditions and sexualities as they discuss how different ways view and practice. This panel is constructed of members from several generations and pagan paths. From Asatru to Ifa, from Wicca to Anderson Feri Tradition, the ways in which each of these paths celebrates queer sexuality is unique and special. Join this first ever LGBTQ+ and Religion panel at Paganicon. Q&A from the audience is welcome.  Hosted by Markus K. Ironwood, of the Arcane Academy Podcast.

Speakers
avatar for Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara is an Intuitive Energy Worker and has been a Spiritual Counselor for the past 15 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic/medium certified in the art of energyhealing including Reiki, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

2:45pm

The Art of Sigil Witchery
Limited Capacity filling up

Sigils are magical symbols that are designed to influence ourselves and the world around us. Explore a fresh, innovative and intuitive approach to crafting your own designs. Tracing through history, art, and culture, we'll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, consider meanings, and see how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice. Bring a writing implement and notebook.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:45pm

What’s So Great About the Great Rite?
Limited Capacity seats available

Ask your average Witch about the great rite and they’ll probably respond with something about cups and athames or sex magick. But the great rite is about more than sexual coupling or half-hearted mini-rites before cakes and ale-the great rite is about the union of powerful forces, and most importantly, it’s for EVERYBODY. From the great rite in truth and in token, this is a workshop about sex in the ancient world, wine, magick, and more! It’s all about what’s so great about one of Wicca’s most misunderstood and divisive rites.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  Jason is the author... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

2:45pm

Seeking wisdom in the planetary Grove:
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to know planets as the celestial Grove in which we dwell. We’ll bring this astrological moment alive through storytelling and experiential embodiment of the planets and their signs. In this session, we will honor and seek wisdom from the planetary Grove—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto—the animating influence that creates our personal, social, and political context and stimulates our evolution. The planetary Grove holds the wisdom we seek to meet the significant challenges we will face in the next few years. We close with ritual to align with the planetary teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

astrologer/ceremonialist, starcodes-heartcodes
Heather Roan Robbins, Astrologer, Counselor and ceremonialist with 35+ years experience in MN, NM, NYC, and MT writes Starcodes: astrology by day, not sign, for WeMoon Calendar, the Santa Fe New Mexican, and roanrobbins.com (for 25+ years), Mercurial Messages for The Edge magazine... Read More →
avatar for Teri Parsley Starnes

Teri Parsley Starnes

Starsdance Astrology
My astrology is influenced by my Witchcraft. I am a queer hedge-witch. I've belonged to the Reclaiming Tradition since the late 80s. I've been a professional astrologer since the mid-90s. I write a daily forecast based on magical intentions followed through the lunar cycle. You can... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
STUDIO 2

4:30pm

Dreamy Book Crafting
Limited Capacity filling up

Most magical traditions recommend keeping some kind of journal of your dreams, astral journeys and/or spell work. In this workshop, you can make your own small book and decorate it with magical intent. We will also share techniques for guiding your dreams towards divination and magical inspiration. Children will be welcome with accompanying adult.

Optional donations towards supplies are welcome but not required.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Cummer

Veronica Cummer

Veronica Cummer is a priestess, poet, artist, and author. Her books include "Sorgitzak-Old Forest Craft," and "To Fly By Night-The Craft of the Hedgewitch."
avatar for Helga Hedgewalker

Helga Hedgewalker

Co-owner, The Spirit Parlour
Helga Hedgewalker is an Artist, Gardnerian High Priestess and Witch with decades of professional experience in print design, illustration, book design, package design, web graphics and advertising. She is a founding member of the Third Offering Gallery at Paganicon and a founding... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

4:30pm

CANCELLED - Healing Roots Culture and Spirituality
Limited Capacity seats available

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONSTRAINTS.

Culture provides coherence to human experience.  It can give us a sense of connection to ancestors, to  place, and to the cosmos.  Culture gives meaning and power to spiritual practices.  How are culture and spirituality interconnected in your own practice?   What implications does that question hold for issues of culture appropriation, decolonization, and movements for liberation?

Speakers
avatar for HEALING ROOTS

HEALING ROOTS

The Work of Healing Roots Healing Roots is a community of people of European descent who are studying our culture and history to become agents of change in creating a healthy society for people of all cultural heritages. We seek to develop a sense of collective responsibility, which... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm

Explore OBOD: Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids- a panel discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids is a worldwide group of over twenty thousand members in fifty countries, dedicated to practicing, teaching, and developing Druidry as a valuable and inspiring spirituality. Come explore the history and process of OBOD, their 3+ year training process, and ways to tap in to this Druid community. Ask questions of a Druid.

Speakers
avatar for Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard is a Pagan musician, singer/songwriter, poet, host of Druidcast – an OBOD Podcast and storyteller with a growing international reputation.  He is also the current ‘Pendragon’ of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), one of the largest international Druid... Read More →
avatar for Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia, he is the Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and the award winning author of several books on Celtic mythology and Druidry. He is a Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and... Read More →
avatar for Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a druid with more than twenty years experience. She joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in 1997 and more recently the Anglesey Druid Order.Along with her partner Damh the Bard Cerri has facilitated the Anderida Gorsedd at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex... Read More →
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

astrologer/ceremonialist, starcodes-heartcodes
Heather Roan Robbins, Astrologer, Counselor and ceremonialist with 35+ years experience in MN, NM, NYC, and MT writes Starcodes: astrology by day, not sign, for WeMoon Calendar, the Santa Fe New Mexican, and roanrobbins.com (for 25+ years), Mercurial Messages for The Edge magazine... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:30pm

Addiction Recovery for Those on the Left Path
Limited Capacity seats available

In January 2018 The Minnesota Left Hand Path Community opened its doors to the first addiction recovery meeting for those who do not identify with the Christian message of traditional 12 Step.
In this presentation I will explain why traditional 12 Step meetings are often unapproachable to those of us who do not believe in the Christian god. I will discuss how  finding supportive recovery community where the names of all deities, daemons, gods and goddesses are spoken without fear, ridicule or judgement helps those of us on the Path of the Left live a life free from addiction.Addiction Recovery for Those on the Left Path

Speakers
avatar for Koren Walsh

Koren Walsh

Spend a little time with Koren Walsh, aka Jezebel Pride, and you will soon realize the passion she possesses for bringing people together and creating a community of diverse and empowered individuals.As an award winning fire performer, hoop dancer and motivational speaker, Koren has... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
STUDIO 1

4:30pm

Moving Meditation for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Anyone can meditate! This class is presented as a way for people of all physical abilities and sizes to learn ways to meditate through movement-not all Zen moments need silence!   Using Qigong, neurolymphatic massage points and a variety of stretching movements (with modifications if needed), you will learn how to center and ground yourself, feel connected to your body,  align your own chakras and connect with deity through the art of movement and music. .

Speakers
avatar for Tina Cotterman

Tina Cotterman

 I am the High Priestess of the Coven of the Standing Stones. My love for movement and dance has been 10-year journey with experience in many different styles of dance and movement, which is currently focused in theatrical belly dance. I teach classes locally at Magus Books for the... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm

The Way of the Nile
Limited Capacity seats available

The culture and art of Ancient Egypt has fascinated people for hundreds of years. The Way of the Nile is designed to introduce people to the land and culture that gave rise to the Great Pyramids and Temples of Egypt. Join us in learning about the uniqueness of the landscape and the deities worshiped in Ancient Egypt and modern homes everywhere

Speakers
avatar for Emily Guenther

Emily Guenther

Owner, The Broom Closet
Emily Guenther is an art historian with a love of all things magickal, metaphysical, and historical. Emily is the owner of The Broom Closet - a metaphysical store in Memphis, TN, an artist, witch and experienced reader of Tarot. You may have seen her on television, heard her doing... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

4:30pm

Around the World with the Oracles
Limited Capacity seats available

Using intuitive tools to connect with the Divine is a practice that goes back thousands of years and touches every country in the world. The intent for Divine connection may be common ground to diverse cultures, but the oracular form shifts and changes as one travels around the globe. As done by those intrepid "Around the World in 80 Days" adventurers, we will climb into our 'hot air balloon' and set off to explore many lands and their specific, unique intuitive tools. Examples of most tools will be available for hands on exploration and play.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Lazic

Tiffany Lazic

Owner/Founder, The Hive and Grove Centre for Holistic Wellness
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a background in Spiritual Psychotherapy, author of The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year, originator of Hynni Energy Healing and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon. I also welcome conversations on topics of... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

4:30pm

Healthy Boundaries 201: Internet and Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

In depth discussion on how internet and social media impact Healthy Boundaries for leaders. Join us as we work through the difficult to navigate landscape of Internet and Social media use. 

Speakers
avatar for Becky Munson

Becky Munson

Programming Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride & Paganicon


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

4:30pm

The Marriage of Heaven & Hell
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a unique double-ritual, led by two practicing ritual magicians, in which the celestial and infernal conjoin. The first rite uses the traditional angelic adjurations set forth in the 500-year old  grimoire, The Heptameron, to evoke the aerial king MAYMON REX.  The second rite fuses archaic shamanic technologies and modern LHP techniques to evoke LUCIFUGE ROFOCALE, the Spirit of Endarkened Light. This rare, back-to-back demonstration of white and black goetic magic  will conclude by uniting opposing forces to rend the Veil of Ignorance and bestow the gift of gnosis on all who attend.

Speakers
avatar for Shea Bilé

Shea Bilé

Shea Bilé is a performance poet, author, musician, occult lecturer, and podcast host. A devoted occultist for over 20 years, his committed adherence to subversive forms of spiritual expression have served as a vital foundation for his work. He has conducted lectures and workshops... Read More →
avatar for Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle is a practicing ceremonial magician who teaches classes in ancient systems of devotion and goetia. His grimoire, "The Hekataeon," will be released by IXAXAAR in February of 2019. This April he will begin teaching a 13-week online class on Hekate for The Blackthorne School... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
STUDIO 2

6:00pm

Meet the Artists - Gallery Reception
Food, drink, and hobnobbing with your favorite artists, surrounded by some really great art. See you there!

Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM B

6:30pm

Labyrinth
Upon entering the sacred space of the labyrinth, participants will walk the labyrinth, stopping at a variety of stations where they will be able to create a tree of life.  Each stop/station will focus on either the different aspects of a tree (roots, trunk, branches, leaves/fruit), or on different trees and their spiritual properties.  With each stop, participants will complete an activity that correlates with the station (ie:  root of tree, oak tree or crystal associated with a particular tree.)

Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 6:30pm - 11:45pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

7:00pm

Art Show/Print Shop Hours
Speakers

Saturday March 23, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM B

7:30pm

Tuatha Dea in Concert
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea, the Appalachian, Celtic, Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic, World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non-conventional instruments to create... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 7:30pm - 11:30pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC
 
Sunday, March 24
 

9:30am

The Cauldrons of Poesy - A Modern Way of Working with Ancient Teachings
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the 6th cent. Irish poet Amergin's poem ‘The Cauldron of Poesy’ along side Taliesin poems ‘The Spoils of Annwfon’ and the ‘The Hostile Confederacy’ as a basis, I will explore ways of interpreting and working with ancient teachings that keep this material vital and relevant for todays spiritual journeyers and magic workers.
Part active meditation and part exploration of the cauldron generally within our myths, legends and magical practice. I will also look to bring a deeper perspective on how we all work with this most fundamental of magical tools, its deep relevance within the myths as a vessel of the soul, as well as the cauldron of inspiration and the vehicle by which the Awen is expressed.

Speakers
avatar for Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee

Cerri Lee is a druid with more than twenty years experience. She joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids in 1997 and more recently the Anglesey Druid Order.Along with her partner Damh the Bard Cerri has facilitated the Anderida Gorsedd at the Long Man of Wilmington in Sussex... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:30am

Law Trees: Sacred Groves of the North
Limited Capacity seats available

Thesis: Trees at the old Scandinavian and Baltic ceremonial sites were both centers of heathen worship as well as high courts.
Intro: Yggdrasil and the Rokstola 5-10min
  • The Tree and the well forming a mythic order to the universe.
  • The Voluspa’s account of the Gods meeting in council.
Body: Historical Accounts: 15-20min.
  • Tacitus’s account of Thor’s tree and Gamla Uppsalla.
  • Accounts of the Thing every 9 years at Gamla Uppsalla by Adam of Brennen.
  • The Saxon war with Charlemagne over Thor’s Tree.
  • The Svea conquest of Gamla Uppsalla.
  • The account from Njal’s Saga of conversion at the Ting.
Conclusion: Law Trees relevance today: 5-10min:
  • Mjolnir, the gavel and parliamentary rules.
  • English common law and its roots in the Havamal.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Orthman

Shane Orthman

Gothi, Daughters and Sons of Yta
Shane Orthmann is an artist, story teller and spiritual leader, serving as Gothi with the Daughters and Sons of Yta since 2010. From fall 2015-Spring 2016 Shane Orthmann was an artist in residency at the Creek, retelling the Norse Myths with an emphasis on their place in the seasons... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM I

9:30am

The Magic of Conflict: Courageous Conversations
Limited Capacity seats available

In today’s world, we may have conflict with individuals about inappropriate behavior. Groups we are a part of may need to address community dynamics, leadership ethics, and accountability. Our traditions may experience friction around money and organizational structure.
Being able to talk about these conflicts can be necessary and productive but difficult, requiring a measure of courage. How do we approach these conflict with others?
By grounding ourselves in self knowledge and self-care, we can begin to approach our conflicts courageously. A well-planned conversation can be a powerful act of magic, with important parts for everyone to play to manifest our intentions.

Speakers
avatar for Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub is a mediator and conflict coach, artist, and creator. Through their work with people in conflict they have seen how conflict can transform relationships and communities. Finding the ways for this transformation to be positive and life-affirming is their chosen... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM F

9:30am

The Magickal Art of Baking
Limited Capacity seats available

From the Scottish oat bannocks of the Greater Sabbats to the Halloween Dumb Cake to the German Springerle, sacrificial animal-shaped cookies, to the Roman Bride Cakes and the Eastern European blessings of bread and salt, this class will explore the use of breads and cakes in ritual, magick, and divination going back to ancient times.  Recipes, spells and samples will be provided. Feel free to bring your own recipes to share.

Speakers
avatar for Veronica Cummer

Veronica Cummer

Veronica Cummer is a priestess, poet, artist, and author. Her books include "Sorgitzak-Old Forest Craft," and "To Fly By Night-The Craft of the Hedgewitch."


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM H

9:30am

The Healing Grace of Kuan Yin
Limited Capacity seats available

Kuan Yin,bodhisattva associated with compassion is a soothing, gentle Goddess who puts the suffering of the world above her own needs. During this meditation experience we will discuss the Goddess Kuan Yin known for her blessings of Grace and healing. Then we will take a guided meditation and journey to meet her and receive her grace, blessings and healings.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Guenther

Stephen Guenther

Clergy, Teacher, The Fellowship Of Avalon - ATC
Rev. Stephen Guenther is the High Priest of the Fellowship of Avalon and has studied many facets of the occult, with initiations in two wiccan traditions as well as the AMORC. He is a Reiki master and teacher and has studied several modalities of energy work. He is a gifted teacher... Read More →
avatar for Emily Guenther

Emily Guenther

Owner, The Broom Closet
Emily Guenther is an art historian with a love of all things magickal, metaphysical, and historical. Emily is the owner of The Broom Closet - a metaphysical store in Memphis, TN, an artist, witch and experienced reader of Tarot. You may have seen her on television, heard her doing... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM G

9:30am

Weaving the Web of Destiny: Working with the Gods to Reclaim Your Personal Power
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will help you find your voice, claim your personal power, and act from a place of self- determination-all with the help of some very powerful pagan deities. Join us as we journey with:
*The Greek Goddess Persephone, to help us shed labels and beliefs that hold us back….
*The Welsh Goddess Bloduewedd, to help us speak our truth and define who we are and what we desire…
*The Egyptian God, Ra, to learn to wield our personal power and build resiliency…
By weaving the web of our own destiny, we can fulfill our potential, achieve greater happiness, and help those around us.  This workshop includes hands on tools and powerful guided journeys/meditations.

Speakers
avatar for Robin R. Corak

Robin R. Corak

Founder, Phoenix Awen Rising
A practicing pagan for almost 20 years, Robin Corak has been a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon since 2002, and has also been initiated in the NROOGD and Taibhsear traditions. She serves as the Board Secretary for the Sisterhood of Avalon and is a skilled tarot reader and a Reiki... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CONFERENCE ROOM E

9:30am

Resurrecting the Goddess: Inanna, the Queen of Heaven & Earth
Limited Capacity seats available

This ritual will be dedicated to Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, passion, sexuality, and war. Inanna is depicted as the “liberated woman” who bears the traditional symbols of masculine and feminine power and is featured in some reliefs as a woman wearing armor traditionally worn by men.
The subject matter of the ritual will include the Inanna Cycle - the chronological retelling of Inanna’s gradual rise to power from a goddess of the storehouse to a prime mover who decreed destiny.
Participants will be led in a symbolic purification prior to the ritual proper; the ritual will consist of a call and response invocation with drumming, chanting, offerings, and proclamations of praise.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel David

Samuel David

Samuel David is a Mesopotamian polytheist, artist, writer, researcher, and educator. His first book is awaiting publication with Nephilim Press. Once published, this book, and those which follow, will offer readers the opportunity to initiate themselves into a Mesopotamian mystery... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
STUDIO 2

10:00am

Morning Tree Ritual - Lorica of the Trees
Morning Tree Rituals
Start out the morning with a small ritual to set the day. Join us at 10:00 am in the Mediation Room. The ritual is approximately 10 minutes long.

The Lorica of the Trees is another ritual from the book “Voices of the Trees: A Celtic Divination Oracle” By Mickie Mueller.  Lorica is another name for breastplate, this ritual can be invoked to create a powerful shield against any form of psychic attack.  The Lorica of Trees ritual was adapted from the Lorica from St Patrick in which he invoked the powers of the elements for protection. 

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Board Room 1

10:00am

10:00am

Healer-Reader Room Hours
Three healers and three readers will be available during open hours.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR SESSIONS

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
BOARD ROOM 2

10:30am

Meditation Room Hours
The Meditation Room will be open for those who need it. A Room Attendant will be available to assist if so desired. Salt Lamps, Singing Bowls, Healing stones and other healing tools will be made available to you.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
Board Room 1

11:00am

Drum Building
Limited Capacity seats available

We build a drum in the presence of the participants and involve them hands on in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea, the Appalachian, Celtic, Tribal, Rock Band (and family) from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic, World and ROCK twist. The bands eclectic sound blends the tribal vibe of primitive drums with conventional and non-conventional instruments to create... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

11:00am

Discovering Spiritual Gifts for Teens
Limited Capacity seats available

Discovering Spiritual Gifts
Everyone is blessed with gifts and abilities. Come discover the different kinds of gifts
and learn which you possess. We will talk about everything from seeing auras and
clairvoyance to intuition and mediumship. Then an opportunity to learn and
experience your gifts in a safe and sacred space. The Universe speaks to each of us in
a unique way.

Speakers
avatar for Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara is an Intuitive Energy Worker and has been a Spiritual Counselor for the past 15 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic/medium certified in the art of energyhealing including Reiki, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
STUDIO 1

11:00am

Chant Writing for Ritual and Devotion
An exploration of the ways in which chant and song can be used to empower, support, and deepen ritual connection — both with the Divine and with each other. We will share practical guidelines on how to craft specific types of chants to fit a range of ceremonial and meditational needs -- be they personal, devotional, or performed in community. With these guidelines in mind and sacred intention in our hearts, we will pool our inspirational resources and work to co-create a chant communally. Although some musical background is helpful, this participatory workshop is appropriate for all levels of musicianship.


Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and has been walking a Pagan path for over 30 years. Her published works include "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", "The Avalonian Oracle”, and “Rhiannon: Divine Queen of... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

11:00am

Exploring Sacred Texts
Limited Capacity seats available

In many traditions, learning or interpreting the oral knowledge or sacred texts is a core, profound act of identity, a way of rooting oneself in the grove of the tradition.
Sacred texts can be creeds or belief statements, requirements for membership, deep interpretations of a relationship to mystery, histories and stories, divine messages, or connection points to the values of a community.
As a group we will explore, through discussion and sharing experience, what defines a sacred text, the value of diving into deep study, and ideas and tools for approaching the exploration of sacred texts. We will focus on general definitions and tools, but please feel free to bring your sacred texts if they would help make the discussion concrete for you.
The facilitators of this workshop have been on a small-group journey of deep engagement with a text from one tradition. We will bring our individual and collective experiences, ideas, and perspectives to our facilitation of this discussion, which we hope will be the beginning of an adventure for participants.

Speakers
avatar for Rae Eden

Rae Eden

I can be found dancing on the street corner or wandering through the forest. I use dance as a form of resistance. I pick up litter in service to the earth. I am a mother, grandmother and auntie. I am a dancer, exercise enthusiast, lover of the natural world, and a social justice activist... Read More →
avatar for Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
they/them/theirs. A naturalistic Pagan, Reclaiming tradition priestess, and member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming. Core team member of Minnesota Threshold Network. Writer, crocheter, queer, cat-parent. Mildly obsessed with mushrooms. A piece of the Earth at peace with the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah James

Sarah James

A queer witch of Swiss-German and Welsh ancestry. Earnest and rule-abiding tossed with oddball and rebellious, plus a little jigger of bookish, a splash of punk, and a heaping helping of non-binary - packaged in a glamour of "normal".


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

11:00am

Sacred Trees for Ovates, Part 2 of the Sacred Trees Workshops
Limited Capacity seats available

Trees are vessels of sacred earth energy and contain the amazing ability to absorb negative energy and transform it into positive energy. Throughout history, humans have learned to tap into the spiritual and healing power of trees. Join us as we share the healing properties (both herbal and through Celtic Reiki), divination meanings and folk magic associated with the sacred trees of the Celtic people.
This is Part 2 of a 2-part series on sacred trees.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Froberg

Laurie Froberg

Marketing Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride
Pagan since 2002 and Marketing Director for Twin Cities Pagan Pride and Paganicon. I am the Elder and Scribe of the Twin Cities Druid Grove, Northern Roots Grove since July 2015. I also recently became a 1st Order Reformed Druids of North America. I am passionate about volunteering... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Miller

Cindy Miller

Owner/LMT, Duir Massage
Cindy Miller has been working with tree energy and tree magic for over 15 years.  She is a Celtic Reiki master and practicing Druid.  She has studied herbalism and aromatherapy adding that knowledge to the magical and energetic properties to her Celtic Reiki practice.    


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

11:00am

Sacrifice Revisited
Limited Capacity seats available

Banned at PSG!
In the ancient world, animal sacrifice was central to much (if not most) public worship. Its absence has, quite frankly, left many of the New Paganisms liturgically hollow.
What was the role of sacrifice in ancient ritual and thought? What, in its various forms—“unbloody,” animal, and even (gasp!) human—is its role, or potential role, today?

Speakers
avatar for Steven Posch

Steven Posch

Storyteller-blogger Steven Posch is long-time citizen of Paganistan, one of Midwest Pagandom's most respected elders, and a voice of authority in the New Pagan Intelligensia.He also looks good in a kilt.


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

11:00am

Dancing in the Grove of Apollo
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enter the grove of Apollo to uncover the primal mysteries of creativity, imagination, optimism, and innovation- the hallmarks of the coming three year, 2019. In this moving meditation, we will play, indulge our senses, and open ourselves to the message for the year that Apollo brings.

Speakers
avatar for Clio Ajana

Clio Ajana

Archehierea, House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire
I’m Clio Ajana, a lesbian Hellenic Orthodox High Priestess and member of the House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire, E.O.C.T.O. I lead services, welcome newcomers, and revel in spreading knowledge of our path to those who are drawn to us, including our prison ministry. Our tradition... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

11:00am

Egyptian Trance Dancing
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop, based on the instructor’s book, Trance Dancing with the Jinn (published by Llewellyn), is a practical overview of traditional Middle Eastern trance dance rituals - Islamic zikr, Sufi whirling and the shamanic zar. This 90 minute class includes history, the science behind what causes trance, a description of Middle Eastern spirits (the Jinn), the music used to call these entities and a ritual to experience them first hand. Come learn Middle Eastern trance dancing from a dancer with over 40 years of performance and teaching experience. PLEASE DO NOT EAT FOR AT LEAST 90 MINUTES BEFORE THE WORKSHOP. Trance dancing can cause nausea on a full stomach. 

 The Zar
     For centuries women in Africa and the Middle East have used trance dancing to cure physical and mental ailments. Followers of the Zar cult believe their illnesses are caused by "red spirits" – a subspecies of Jinn called the Zar - who use human bodies as hosts. These spirits cause sickness to draw attention to their needs, which must be satisfied before a host can be cured. Dance-induced trances enable humans to communicate with their possessors to discover what the spirits want.

Trance Dancing    
     Dance therapy has been gaining notoriety for forty years, yet the practice is ancient, perhaps as old as language. Humans have been connecting with the spirit world through dance-induced trances since the dawn of time. Mammoth bone flutes and scapula drums are among man’s oldest artistic artifacts. And many cultures throughout Africa still use their ancestral techniques - for cures, inspiration and divine intervention. The movements are easily learned and extremely effective, often enabling experienced pagans to connect with spirit during their first ritual. I have taught these techniques in Europe, Egypt and the USA (Pantheacon and Lily Dale among other gatherings) and have found that for those with an open mind who enjoy movement and/or percussion it is an excellent communication facilitator.

Speakers
avatar for Yasmin Henkesh

Yasmin Henkesh

CEO, Serpentine Dance
Yasmin Henkesh has always had dancing in her blood. A dedicated performer, teacher, trainer and workshop instructor, she has over 45 years of cabaret and folkloric Middle Eastern Dance experience. A native of Washington D.C., she danced professionally in Paris, London and Egypt alongside... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

11:00am

Journey to Avalon Ritual
Limited Capacity seats available

Avalon is a mystical place where heroes go to be healed and wise woman go to learn and serve. Follow in the footsteps of King Arthur and travel to the Isle of Avalon during this moving and rejuvenating ritual. This is will be a meditative experience designed to carry away your pain and stress and leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Rev. Stephen Guenther and Emily Guenther of The Fellowship of Avalon – ATC Memphis will facilitate this spiritual experience that will bring the Holy Isle to you.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Guenther

Stephen Guenther

Clergy, Teacher, The Fellowship Of Avalon - ATC
Rev. Stephen Guenther is the High Priest of the Fellowship of Avalon and has studied many facets of the occult, with initiations in two wiccan traditions as well as the AMORC. He is a Reiki master and teacher and has studied several modalities of energy work. He is a gifted teacher... Read More →
avatar for Emily Guenther

Emily Guenther

Owner, The Broom Closet
Emily Guenther is an art historian with a love of all things magickal, metaphysical, and historical. Emily is the owner of The Broom Closet - a metaphysical store in Memphis, TN, an artist, witch and experienced reader of Tarot. You may have seen her on television, heard her doing... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
STUDIO 2

11:00am

Vendor Room Hours
Speakers

Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
REGENCY ROOM

1:00pm

Learn To Intuitive PaintG
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ragabash for an art-filled hour and a half. During this session, we'll tap into your third eye through a guided meditation. Afterwards, we'll spend time painting what we saw and discuss possible interpretations of what spirit showed you. Watercolor is the primary art technique we'll use, but markers and colored pencils will also be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Ragabash Halcon

Ragabash Halcon

Fireborn Alchemy, LLC
Ragabash Halcon is a tarot reader and Usui Reiki Master. She has been an avid diviner since she was 10 and first started learning about palmistry. Since then, her personal divination style and methods have changed, but she has been deeply influenced by divination for most of her life... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

1:00pm

Druid Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

The mythology of Ireland, Wales and Scotland are filled with spell-casting Druid magicians, but modern Druidry does not always wear that magical tradition on its sleeve. A lifestyle or way of life to some, a spiritual path to others, a religious tradition to others still, the path of the modern Druid ‘magician’ is one that has become shrouded in mist. But to me Druidry, ancient and modern, has magic at its very core. During this talk we will be exploring some of those ancient tales and meeting up close and personal some of the Druid magicians of old. We will then be exploring how magic influences, sometimes imperceptibly, the modern Druid path, and then looking at how Druid magic can be nurtured, learned, and directed in our modern lives.

Speakers
avatar for Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard is a Pagan musician, singer/songwriter, poet, host of Druidcast – an OBOD Podcast and storyteller with a growing international reputation.  He is also the current ‘Pendragon’ of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), one of the largest international Druid... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm

Pagan Teens in Today's World
Limited Capacity seats available

Pagan Teens In Today's World
Discuss with your peers in a safe and supportive space what it’s like being a Pagan teen in the world today. Thought provoking questions will be provided by the moderator, including how as a Pagan teen do you deal with stress. Come equipped with an open mind, thoughts and questions you would like to share. At the end there will be a practice of speaking freely for up to 3 min, as a form a safe expression and being heard

Speakers
avatar for Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara

Lily McNamara is an Intuitive Energy Worker and has been a Spiritual Counselor for the past 15 years. Her passion is to help people on their sacred path. She is a psychic/medium certified in the art of energyhealing including Reiki, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDIO 1

1:00pm

Best Practices in Magickal Hygiene
Limited Capacity seats available

Elevate your magickal mojo with improved cleansing techniques. Stepping beyond magickal baths and smudging with sage, these methods help you get down deep into those stubborn spots, whether you're an empath or stuck with a stubborn haunting.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Divorcing a Real Witch
Some may be confused about who Diana Rajchel is, and she's fine with that. She's zig-zagged the Pagan path for well on twenty years, and for the most part did it in a way both public and quiet. She has written and contributed to Llewellyn annuals since 1999. She is the author of... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

1:00pm

Between the Forest and the Hearth
Limited Capacity seats available

Much of human exisence has been involved in negotiating the divide between nature and culture — the two poles of that existence. Modern humans are too insulated by their urban world, and forget how much they're still embedded within nature and dependent on it. This lecture will cover the history of that dichotomy, its current status, and one possible future.

Speakers
avatar for Volkhvy

Volkhvy

kannushi, shi-yaku-jin no hokora
With over 50 years of experience in various Neo-Paganisms, Volkhvy is a poly-atheistic poly-affiate, with a foot in each the following communities: minzoku NEO-shintô, zen, Daoist, Slavic and Germanic Heathenry, Shamanic, Old Craft, Wiccan, and Druidic. Kind of a Sleipnir with a... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

1:00pm

Into the Labyrinth: Change Through Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Life is a labyrinth: we are constantly moving through layers to reveal ourselves. In this workshop, we will work with physical movements that will aid in uncovering the various layers of our psyche (playing with age, identity, ability, and roles), as well as help us to connect with the journey of others. Discover sacred and ecstatic movement that you can incorporate into your own practices and rituals. Comfortable clothing is recommended

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm

Drum circle
Limited Capacity seats available

As an owner of different types of drums, I would like to lead a drum circle utilizing a variety of drums.

Speakers
avatar for David L Johnston

David L Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

1:00pm

Building the Cone of Power
Limited Capacity seats available

Most Witchcraft books reference “building the cone of power” but what exactly is the cone of power and how do a group of Witches effectively build one together? Explore the ins and outs of raising energy, along with how to cast a powerful circle in order to create truly memorable and powerful ritual experiences. This workshop combines the history, theory, and the hands on building of a cone of power in one concise package. Come ready to raise some energy and learn some new tricks!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  Jason is the author... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm

Hardship, Fear, and Power ~ A Deep Wild Magick of Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Within the shifting constellations of our communities, we find ourselves moving through, with and about all the aspects of life, some more difficult than others. Unburdening ourselves and sharing these hardships can make them easier to bear. Hearing others speak of their own fears and pain can open our hearts in new ways. Using techniques developed by the Deep Well ~ Great Heart Society, in this ritual we will explore the empowering magick of revelation, witnessing, acceptance, and connection.

Speakers
avatar for Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy is a teacher, a writer, a priest, a farmer, a brewer, and a Witch. She is the author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magic of Your Endless Inner World (Llewellyn 2017). Jenya's blog is Dirt-Heart Witch at Patheos Pagan.


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDIO 2

2:45pm

Of Air and Fire: Crafting Sacred Incense Blends
Limited Capacity filling up

Sacred incense can be a powerful tool in spiritual and magickal work. This class will help attendees determine what herbs, flowers, and/or oils to use in crafting sacred incense as well as techniques for discovering information that will enhance the connection between the incense blend and the attendees' objectives for using incense in their work. Methods for selecting materials for incense will include the following:
*Exploration of stories and myths connected to deities *Identifying what herbs and flowers connect to sacred sites *Consideration of medicinal and magickal uses of herbs *Working with elemental alignments *Other non-plant material that attendees may want to consider using in incense blends Attendees will also discover ways to charge incense blends and methods for using incense blends in spiritual work. The workshop will include a guided meditation and each attendee will receive a recipe for a sacred incense blend.

Speakers
avatar for Robin R. Corak

Robin R. Corak

Founder, Phoenix Awen Rising
A practicing pagan for almost 20 years, Robin Corak has been a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon since 2002, and has also been initiated in the NROOGD and Taibhsear traditions. She serves as the Board Secretary for the Sisterhood of Avalon and is a skilled tarot reader and a Reiki... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM I

2:45pm

Follow Your Heart: Learning to Awaken Your Intuition for Teens
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of trusting your intuition including how to recognize signs from the God and Goddess and our Spirit Guides, how to foster a relationship with guides and the Elements in nature and how to empower your 6th sense.
In addition to learning practical tools to open up to intuitive guidance and psychic abilities, this workshop will address questions such as:
How do I know if it is intuition or if I am making it up?
What are Spirit Guides and how do I meet them?
What do I do with intuitive information when I receive it?
We will also discuss safety and ethics and explore matters such as intuition and boundaries.
As part of the workshop, participants will be guided through a meditation to connect with a Spirit Guide and further enhance their intuitive awareness.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman

Intuitive Empowerment Coach and author of the new book Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (Conari, 2018).


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
STUDIO 1

2:45pm

Clearing the Undergrowth: That Phrase Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
Limited Capacity seats available

What we say isn’t always what we think we’re saying.  Phrases that sneak into our everyday language and our rituals can have meanings we don’t intend.  What we say isn’t necessarily what people hear.
If we are to live with intent, if our words are to be magical, we must be certain we know what we are saying.  Join me as we explore the meanings in three common phrases in the pagan world: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear,” “With free will to all and harm to none,” and “Everything happens for a reason.”  Through these phrases we will discuss the underlying meanings, both intended and not, and how our words can actively sabotage our intent.
If our words are to be magic, let us be certain they create the magic we intend.

Speakers
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Genevieve Wood

When I'm not knitting, I'm writing. For that matter, when I'm writing, I'm still knitting! If found without yarn, please check for pulse. I also write a religious humanism philosophy called FlameKeeping, random fantasy fiction, and a political blog where I rant about the politics... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

2:45pm

Fun with Fungus; The Lore and Use of Mushrooms in Spiritual Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever stared in wonder at a faery ring and wanted to learn more? Do you find yourself drawn to the damp, dark spaces where mushrooms sprout? Does foraging and wildcrafting intrigue you? Join us as we learn about mushrooms and fungus and how to incorporate them into your spiritual practice!
We will discuss:
How to be safe when foraging
The "Fool Proof Four" for begining mushroom hunters Mushroom lore and mythology And much, much more!

At the end of the block we will have a guided mushroom meditation

Speakers
avatar for Kaida Dragonborn

Kaida Dragonborn

Owner/Maker, Little Dragon Designs
Kaida is a DruWitch and follower of Irish Folk tradition. She is a founding member of Northern Roots Grove, and sells costumes and textiles under the name Little Dragon Designs. An avid mycophile, Kaida will discuss mushrooms at the drop of a hat and is determined to learn all she... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:45pm

Qigong: Breath Work for Relaxation
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn several easy breath work patterns to stimulate Qi (inner life force) and bring mind and body into harmony. Can be done standing or seated. No special equipment necessary.


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:45pm

Singing in the Sacred Grove
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Aura Knight

Shauna Aura Knight

Ringing Anvil
Shauna Aura Knight An artist, author, ritualist, presenter, and spiritual seeker, Shauna travels nationally offering intensive education in the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. She is the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, and... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
SCANDINAVIAN BALLROOM MUSIC

2:45pm

African Threads in the Fabric of the Hellenic World
Limited Capacity seats available

Cowrie shells are commonly known in New Orleans Voodoo, but have been found in Ancient Egypt as well as in Native Faith traditions like Serbian Vlach.  Hellenic Diasporic research shows us that a great deal of African history can be found in Ancient Greek history, from Poseidon's romantic pursuits with women of Ancient Aethiopia to the Africans that immigrated to the town called Avato (in the Xanthi region of Greece).  This is the grove of Diversity, as we define Multicultural Paganism for the modern Pagan era.

Speakers
avatar for Clio Ajana

Clio Ajana

Archehierea, House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire
I’m Clio Ajana, a lesbian Hellenic Orthodox High Priestess and member of the House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire, E.O.C.T.O. I lead services, welcome newcomers, and revel in spreading knowledge of our path to those who are drawn to us, including our prison ministry. Our tradition... Read More →
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Arxontas DNMI

Arxontas DNMI (Άρχοντας ΔΝΜΙ) is a Hierophant-Archmagos of Hellenic Alexandrian Witchcraft & Spiritual Tradition, and also practices as a Balkan Heathen & a Greco-Buddhist.  He currently lives in Jacksonville, FL and serves as the Secretary for NE Florida Pagan Leadership... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

2:45pm

Healthy Boundaries 201: NonProfit Governance & Finance
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we talk about how to setup a Non Profit, what it means to file for Nonprofit status and how to get your governance items in alignment with IRS regulations. Learn how to setup proper financial policies and procedures for your organization. 

Speakers
avatar for Becky Munson

Becky Munson

Programming Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride & Paganicon


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

2:45pm

Uniting our Groves: A Druid Diversity Ritual
Limited Capacity seats available

With diversity comes strength, but so too comes isolation. As we create this shared ritual of honor, worship and magic, we seek to not only strengthen Druidry in all its forms, but to also build roads between us. We reach out to Epona and Cernunnos to both praise them and to ask for their assistance in our work. Let us honor our traditions while building an understanding of the others.

This will be a hybrid ritual combining elements of at least ADF, OBOD and RDNA ritual forms. All are welcome to participate or spectate as your comfort level dictates. Let us show you what we value in each of our traditions, how we can work together, and how we honor the divine.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Frampton

Dale Frampton

Grove Organizer, Protogrove of the Whispering Spirits, ADF
Dale Frampton found his way to ADF Druidry in 2013 after searching through and practicing various modern pagan faiths for over 20 years. He is the founding member and Grove Organizer of The Protogrove of the Whispering Spirits, ADF, which serves the northeast Wisconsin area. While... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano

Rev. Jean (Drum) Pagano

Rev. Jean “Drum” Pagano joined ADF in 1984 as its eighth member. He was ordained in 2011, consecrated in 2012, and became a Senior Priest in 2013. He was elected Archdruid of ADF in 2016. He enjoys working with his various altars, spending time in Nature, and studying and teaching... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
STUDIO 2

4:30pm

Cerridwen & the Magical Landscape of Wales
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Druid Kristoffer Hughes on a journey to the steaming edges of Cerridwen's Cauldron. Travel into the deep past, through the magical landscape of medieval Wales and to the present in search of the Witch Goddess, the mother of Awen, of inspiration. Discover the history of one of Wale's and Pagandom's most enigmatic and popular Goddesses. Who is she? What is she? The cauldron awaits. Will you dare peer over its rim and tempt the Awen?

Speakers
avatar for Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia, he is the Head of the Anglesey Druid Order and the award winning author of several books on Celtic mythology and Druidry. He is a Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:30pm

You Are the Future: Queen Up! for Teens
Limited Capacity seats available

You Are the Future: Queen Up! for Teens

Following a pagan path has its challenges, especially in a rapidly changing society. Yet every crisis brings opportunities. Young people will learn to honor and express the four core energies within themselves and nature as personified by the four Tarot Queens. Each energy, which also corresponds to one of the Magickal Elements, endows us all with specific gifts. We can harness the power of each of these energies for personal growth and transformation.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
  • Find personal empowerment and understand how their unique gifts can be harnessed to shape the future
  • Gain practical tools to align with the forces of love, abundance, confidence and intuition.
  • Learn which archetypal energy has shaped personality, attitudes and motivation, and discover how to tap in to their latent sources of power to ride life’s changing tides.
 All levels are welcome, Tarot experience not necessary.
Participants will learn through discussion, experiential exercise, and guided meditations. 

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kaufman

Angela Kaufman

Intuitive Empowerment Coach and author of the new book Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down- Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen (Conari, 2018).


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
STUDIO 1

4:30pm

The Gorgon Network
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this workshop is to educate, inform and inspire organizers who put on public events to take steps to proactively protect the community they serve from Sexual predators.

Ultimately, this information is also to raise awareness to attendees of public events as well!

Sexual predators in our community aren’t something that we generally like to think about when putting together gatherings and events. However, as our community is very kind, loving, open and accepting it makes us prime targets for those who would seek to take advantage of those things.

In this workshop we will discuss different ways to help keep our communities safe before, during and after the event.

This workshop is not intended to give all the answers. Each community has different needs and challenges.  I will offer suggestions of places to start but want to inspire groups and leaders to ask the right questions to find solutions to possible situations that may arise.

Motivated and inspired by my own personal experiences that had happened surrounding a non-profit Pagan Networking Group that I ran, I felt called to put together a guide to help those who put on community events.

With that in mind, I have founded the Gorgon Network as a prevention tool to be used to better protect our communities.

The core of everything we discuss will be accessible on www.gorgonnetwork.com I encourage all workshop attendees to use the website as a tool to take the message back to their local communities and spread the message themselves to others who would benefit from it.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Roark

Anna Roark

Founder, The Gorgon Network
In the early 2000's Anna helped run a non-profit Pagan networking group. Through the duration of the group's existence they were challenged by a group of sex offenders who refused to take no for an answer as well as a sexual predator in their midst, unbeknownst to the group at the... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM H

4:30pm

Under the Sky Within the Halls: Sacred Space in Kemetic Temples
Limited Capacity seats available

Sacred space within Kemetic temples was designed to connect the physical and non-physical realms within the world for the purpose of ritual and perpetuating ma’at.  Throughout the history of ancient Egypt, grand temples were built and rebuilt time and time again. While elaborate temples in the ancient Egyptian style are built infrequently in the modern age, the need for an ordered space to facilitate this connection is still embraced in multiple traditions for ritual and magical practice.
This session will give a brief overview of the framework and purpose of ancient Egyptian temples.  We will explore application of that framework in regards to creating sacred space for individual and Community practices today.

Speakers
avatar for Neteruhemta RaShuSet

Neteruhemta RaShuSet

I am a solitary Kemetic devotee who re-interprets the ritual practices of ancient Egypt with an emphasis on upholding ma'at, reconciling the physical world I reside in with the non-physical world ruled by the Netjeru, and serving the Netjers I have made oaths to. My experience stems... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM F

4:30pm

22 Acts of Magic - a Journey thru the Major Arcana
Limited Capacity seats available

What if the Major Arcana were 21 portals to other dimensions of insight, power and beauty? Come join me as I lead the group thru a journey using visualization, sounds, music and the cards themselves to experience tarot three dimensionally.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy C Antenucci

Nancy C Antenucci

Owner, Between the Worlds LLC
Nancy Antenucci of Between The Worlds LLC (www.betweenworlds.us) is a seasoned tarot reader as well as a teacher and negotiator of creative thinking. Her book “Psychic Tarot – Using Your Natural Abilities to Read the Cards” is a compilation of 30 years of her work. Her background... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm

Doc Murphy’s Plenary Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Ok – not exactly sexy, but necessary. Doc Murphy is the current president of the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion, and she has been asked to give the plenary speech on Paganisms to a scholarly religious audience there. Plain and simple, she needs practice and feedback. So, if you are interested in what us Pagan academic types share with religious studies scholars, and want to be entertained watching Murphy dress up and play professor, join in the audience and enjoy. Feel free to fire Q&A at her too.

Speakers
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Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for nearly 25 years and academic expert on new religions, occultism, new religions and folks traditions. My book, "Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities", is an ethnography this vibrant Minnesota tradition palette... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
CONFERENCE ROOM E

4:30pm

Invocation of Bes
Limited Capacity seats available

Bes is the Kemetic god honored for the protection of the home, mothers and children, and driving away evil.  During this ritual we will invoke Bes as a means of self-purification and honor Him with traditional offerings.

Speakers
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H.V. Bayard

H.V. Bayard is a poet, playwright, and folklorist born and raised in Illinois where he currently lives with his wife and their cats. After finding the Kemetic gods between the Mississippi River and the illustrious corn fields of the American Midwest, he dedicated himself to Kemetic... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
STUDIO 2

6:00pm

Closing Ritual
Limited Capacity filling up

Sunday March 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
STUDIO 2