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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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