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Friday, March 22
 

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

10:30am MDT

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.

Speakers
avatar for El Moondragon

El Moondragon

I am a non binary witch who has a variety of skills under my belt. My specialties are Tarot, Guided meditations and communication with spirits.


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

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm MDT

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 Board... Read More →


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

1:00pm MDT

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. I'm a practitioner and priestex in the Reclaiming Witchcraft Tradition and have been an ebbing and flowing member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming, as that entity has ebbed and flowed, since 2002.My beliefs are Naturalistic and apatheistic. I have little concern... 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

2:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

2:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:30pm MDT

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 →
avatar for Arxontas DNMI

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:30pm MDT

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 been... Read More →


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

2:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:00pm MDT

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). Angela is also a lifelong activist and believes in combining the spiritual and mundane for empowerment.


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

4:00pm MDT

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 Doc Murphy Pizza

Doc Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for over 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

4:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:00pm MDT

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 read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E
 
Saturday, March 23
 

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

9:00am MDT

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 been... Read More →


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

9:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM I

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

10:30am MDT

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. I'm a practitioner and priestex in the Reclaiming Witchcraft Tradition and have been an ebbing and flowing member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming, as that entity has ebbed and flowed, since 2002.My beliefs are Naturalistic and apatheistic. I have little concern... 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

10:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm MDT

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 Pagano

Rev. Jean Pagano

Archdruid, Ar nDraiocht Fein
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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm MDT

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 Doc Murphy Pizza

Doc Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for over 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:45pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:45pm MDT

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 Markus Ironwood

Markus Ironwood

CEO, Swamp Witch Stephanie
Markus Ironwood is the Event and Class Manager at Magus Books & Herbs as well as the founder of Swamp Witch Stephanie: maker of ritual oils and self-care products. Working both gigs requires a lot of skill and practice around boundary setting and copious self-care time. When not working... Read More →
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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

2:45pm MDT

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 read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker... Read More →


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

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm MDT

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, a witch and experienced reader of Tarot. You may have seen her on television, heard her doing live readings... Read More →


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

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F
 
Sunday, March 24
 

9:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

9:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

9:30am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

9:30am MDT

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, a witch and experienced reader of Tarot. You may have seen her on television, heard her doing live readings... Read More →


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

9:30am MDT

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
Robin Corak is the author of the forthcoming Pagan Portals book, "Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power" (Moon Books, May 2020) 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... Read More →


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

11:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

11:00am MDT

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. I'm a practitioner and priestex in the Reclaiming Witchcraft Tradition and have been an ebbing and flowing member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming, as that entity has ebbed and flowed, since 2002.My beliefs are Naturalistic and apatheistic. I have little concern... 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

11:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

11:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

11:00am MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

1:00pm MDT

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, Golden Apple Metaphysical
Diana Rajchel is, for lack of a better word, a witch. She functions as a Pagan spiritualist/spirit worker with more than 20 years experience negotiating the unseen world. She loves magick; it is her art and innovation, her mistress and her true love. Diana engages with manifested... Read More →


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

1:00pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

1:00pm MDT

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. She is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. Laura blogs for Patheos... Read More →


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

1:00pm MDT

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 read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker... Read More →


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

2:45pm MDT

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
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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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM F

2:45pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

2:45pm MDT

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 →
avatar for Arxontas DNMI

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E

2:45pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM D

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM H

4:30pm MDT

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 to whom I have made oaths. My experience... Read More →


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

4:30pm MDT

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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM G

4:30pm MDT

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
avatar for Doc Murphy Pizza

Doc Murphy Pizza

Unapologetic eclectic Pagan practitioner for over 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 MDT
CONFERENCE ROOM E