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10:00 am

Registration & Vending Open

10:30 am

Opening Ritual

Block 1

11 am - 11:50 am

The Art of Low Ceremony with Richael Faithful

This presentation will share about the power of "low ceremony," or the creative ways we do and experience informal ritual. Inspired by spirits of enslaved Africans in the US, we'll explore the meaning of ceremony when materiality is limited. At the end, as a group, we'll create and engage in ceremony together.

Parenting While Pagan with Shannon Davis and Aimee Olivera Sanchez

A facilitated discussion about raising children in Pagan traditions. In this workshop, the facilitators will share their own experiences and introduce topics for discussion. Some likely topics will include how to resolve the tension between children's exposure to and desire to participate in dominant religious activities (i.e., Christmas and Easter), how to "reclaim" traditional Pagan practices from how they have been co-opted by secular interests (Halloween!), and the challenges of co-parenting with a non-Pagan partner. We may also discuss the pros and cons of practicing Paganism with children as part of a community and explore some age-appropriate activities and resources for parents.

Sharing Abundance through the Magic of Kitchen Witchery with Clare and Amanda

In this ritual, we will activate and share the magic of abundance using the power of herbs and spices to kindle our witch's will. Together, we will concoct a batch of wealth-drawing spell that each attendee is invited to take home for use in their personal work. 

This ritual will include a brief introduction to kitchen witchery and is suitable for witches and non-witches of any experience level. Together as a group, we will pinch, pour, and stir to empower the spell. 

This ritual is accessible to any level of physical ability. This crafting is mindful of sugar and gluten allergies, and does not use animal products. No special materials are required. Ritual attire is not necessary. Come as you are!

A Deep Dive into The Hanged One: Exploring Tarot's 12th Arcanum with Mary Shock

If Tarot shows us a path toward greater harmony and alignment with our highest self, what role does The Hanged One play in this journey? The Hanged One or The Hanged Man is one of those super esoteric and super confusing Tarot cards. And maybe you’ve read about how The Hanged One is a sign to just let go … Ok, so now what?

In this workshop you will learn what The Hanged One is really all about. We will discuss some traditional Tarot interpretations and historical context. Then we will explore how to discover what this card means to you. We will explore how to make sense of a Tarot card so that your personal interpretation sticks with you and influences your future readings. We will explore how to bring the Hanged One into your body, mind, spirit, and life.

 

Block 2:

12 pm - 12:50

Drum Church with Molly Szpara & Eric Wilson

This is a live, group drum meditation experience. We use the drum to connect with the Divine Spirit within us all. You may BYOD (bring your own drum) or we will have many drums and percussion instruments to share. There is no drumming or musical experience required to participate in this immersive meditation experience. All ages are welcome.

Beauty in the Breakdown: a Ritual with Aphrodite with jessica dreamer

All around us are systems in breakdown; environmental, political, social. Amid all that, it’s tempting to shut down, to let overwhelm guide us into numbness, to become armored and hard. In this ritual, we will call on the healing power of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, to help us keep our hearts open, wild, soft - and safe. Through devotion, spellwork, and trance we will step through fear into love. Please bring an offering for Aphrodite for this ritual ( a shell, blossom, fruit, herbs, ribbon, poem - anything natural or biodegradable).

Listen Up, Trans Witches with Rahne Alexander

An exercise in speaking powerful truths, this session is intended to provide space for trans and non-binary witches to share our stories of surviving in the interstices, of developing our practices while navigating gender and sexual identities in the “real” world. Where do we belong? How do we find our way to that place? Guided by a timer, each speaker may relate a story of exploration and magic. In the spirit of open exchange, this session is designed to be open to all who would like to listen, although we request that only trans and non-binary people speak during the session. 

My Demons are my Friends with Linnet Caban

Embrace your dark side with Old School Bruja! Learn about light vs dark, gods & goddesses and how we can embrace our darkness for spiritual elevation. This class will teach chants for subjugation, focused on the law of attraction.

 

1 pm- 2 pm Break

Lunch · Vending · Networking · Rest


2 pm- 4 pm

2 hour workshop with special guest Katrina Messenger

The Crossroads of Faith: Respectful Blending of Spiritual Traditions and Paths

How do we honor our ancestral, familial, inspired and adopted teachings in ways that are respectful, while also integrating these varied practices and paths into a cohesive spiritual life?  In this workshop, you will learn techniques and guidelines that can be used to evaluate your intentions so you can move with confidence at the crossroads of faith. As part of this exploration, we will go on a trance journey to connect with the spiritual lineage of our ancestors.

Block 3

2 pm - 2:50

Witches Fight Back: Magic as Resistance with Michael Hughes

This workshop looks at the fascinating history of magical resistance, from historical accounts of European witchcraft, African American Vodou and Conjure in resistance to slavers, witches and occultists vs Nazis, through the turbulent 60s and to the present renaissance of magic resistance in the era of Trumpism (with the inside story of the viral Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him). We’ll view some powerful images, explore hidden stories and legends, and end with a ritual from Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change.

Sigils: History and Craft with David Dashifen Kees

Sigils are a hot topic these days, and they've been a core part of Dash's magical practice for years. If you've always wondered how they're constructed and a bit about where they've come from, this is the event for you. Dash will discuss a bit of the history of sigils before they share three ways that they construct them. After the lecture portion of the event, you will have the chance to practice sigil crafting on your own, and if you're willing, share your work with other attendees. When you leave, you'll have all the knowledge you need to include sigils in your own practice when they fit your work

Season of Transitions: A Heathen Spring Celebration of Trans Empowerment with Leo Evangalista and India Hogan

Join us for this Heathen ritual done in the style of a Blót/Sege. This ritual will primarily focus on the Norse and Urglaawe deities, but we welcome all attendees and participants to honor the gods or higher powers that are relevant to them. This ritual is intended to accommodate people of other faiths, and people totally unfamiliar with Heathenry. Please bring offerings.
The purpose of this ritual is threefold:
To create space for transgender Heathens, pagans, polytheists, curious seekers and their allies to worship together,
To promote inclusive Heathenry and empower trans people, Heathens, and allies in our shared work against hatred,
To invite feedback from the trans community regarding how Heathenry can be made more welcoming, and to address concerns and answer questions that people may have.

 
 

Block 4

3 pm - 3:50

Self-Love Now: fall in love with your body with mary england

This ritual is perfect for any eclectic witch ready to ground your physical body and create a tangible connection with the ultimate tool that allows you to create all the beauty in your world. You will start to appreciate your body, flaws and all, and and be ready to demonstrate that appreciation to your physical being.

Animal Allies: Demystifying Wild Teachings with Frankie Rose

Wild animals draw our attention and our hearts not only because they are inherently wonderful, but because they are our relatives. They mirror our own wildness to us, which is an element of humanness that we’ve mostly lost touch with in our modern times. This 55-minute workshop will focus on ways to connect with and learn the teachings of our wildlife kin without the need for Google or reference books (although those are wonderful tools!). We’ll explore some basic concepts that include the elements, metaphor, oracle cards, and our own beautiful instinctual abilities - no matter where we are in our spiritual journeys.

Herbal Magic for Protection, Dreaming, and Deliciousness with Sally Walker

Participants will each create a small sachet (dream pillow or talisman) containing a self-selected blend of herbs known for dreaming, protection, and smelling delicious. Workshop will begin with a 5-minute grounding and centering meditation followed by a discussion of a few herbs known for dreaming (mugwort, yarrow, passionflower, rosemary, and lemon balm), protection (yarrow, sage, mugwort, and rosemary), and smelling delicious (rose, chamomile, lavender, and mints) and their physical, metaphysical, and spiritual properties as well as which crystals help to boost the intention (such as a clear quartz infused with a specific intention and added to the mix). Discussion of symbols that can be drawn on the sachet to increase the power of the dream pillow or talisman. Additional discussion on other ways to protect your energetic self and home and work spaces using herbs, crystals, and intention as time allows.

 

Block 5

4 pm - 4:50

Sacred Circle Dance with Amy Young

Sacred Circle Dance is a moving meditation based on traditional folk dances from around the world. Come enjoy the the experience of dancing mindfully in a community of cooperation, emotional support, and acceptance. The "Sacred" in Sacred Circle Dance is non-denominational, referring to the spark of sacredness within each dancer and in the energy we create together through dancing. People who have experienced this form of dance often report feeling calm, balanced, and peaceful as a result. Suitable for all skill levels, each dance is easily learned. As the name suggests, the dances are danced in a circle or a line (open circle), so dancers need not bring a partner. All are welcome in the circle. Our motto is "There are no mistakes, only variations."

Crystals and Qigong: Setting Intentions with Visualization and Movement with Christina Cook (Earth Room)

In this workshop, we will discuss crystals for the season and how to set intentions using crystals, orgonite grids, making crystal elixirs/essences and more! We will also be guided through a moving meditation, as we connect healing breath, restorative and gentle movement, and positive visualization. The space will be amplified by using crystals, orgonite, palo santo and other healing tools discussed. Bringing a journal is recommended. All ages all abilities are welcome.

Saints: A Pagan Perspective with Critter

Saints are something many witches have assumed are strictly part of Catholic or Afro-syncretic practices. However, a short investigation into the historical and cultural nature of Saints reveals that this old form of ancestor veneration fits into a broad interfaith perspective, including polytheism. While the explanation is useful, the examples are even more fun.

 

5pm - 6 pm

Closing Ceremony at 5:30 pm

Vending open until 6


This schedule is subject to change