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Friday, March 16
 

9:00am

Vendor Setup
Friday March 16, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

10:00am

Art Show Load In
Friday March 16, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

11:00am

Operations
Friday March 16, 2018 11:00am - 11:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

12:00pm

Vendor Room
Friday March 16, 2018 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

1:00pm

Foundations for Planning Your Own Event
Have you thought about starting your own Witches Ball or Pagan Pride, but do not know where to start? At the Foundations for Planning Your Own Event lecture you will learn about keys details to think about when planning your own event including insurance, permits and community relations. I will share my experiences from my years with Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride to my beginnings at Renaissance Fairs and hospitality. Come and learn about the foundations that you will need for creating and planning your own event.

Speakers
avatar for Twila York

Twila York

Coordinator, Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride
Born and raised in Michigan, Twila York discovered her love of event production while working with the Silver Leaf Renaissance Faire, where she spent four years as a volunteer. | She has worked in the hospitality industry with Marriott for the past 13 years, where she has trained... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Park 1 Music

1:00pm

Manipulating Energy To Help Yourself
How can you use your own energy or God quality to influence other energies around you. Using it to heal or to help.

Speakers
avatar for Jo deRuiter

Jo deRuiter

Raised in witchcraft by my Grandmothers I have learned over the years how to manipulate my energy to accomplish what I want in life and to accomplish and live in harmony with what the universe and my gods want for me. In other words my destiny.


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

Stepping Out of Religion into a Way of Life
Stepping Out of Religion into a Way of Life
What is the purpose of life? Life!
Do we dare to awaken, to open our senses and then open them again? Is it time to step out of religion and into a way of life?
What might it smell, look, feel, taste, and sound like if we chose to move through our days and nights daring to consciously live fully integrated lives? What would it be like if we chose to walk in a world where the mystical freely intermingles with the domestic? What would it be like to embrace the everyday magics of shaping-with, the multiversal secrets hidden in plain site, and the deep songs of life, death, and rebirth as if they were as plainly present in our lives as our own breath, the rhythm of our own beating hearts, the call of our own hungry bellies? What would it be like to live life as a fully conscious human being, celebrating ourselves as primal apes, as primates born of this sacred living planet, Eartha?
Let us explore these notions together through a Heathen lens using art, music, poetry, ritual, and conversation. Let us consciously choose to be informed by the lore, not ruled by lore.
May we all dare to dwell in beauty, balance, and delight!
Bless the Bees!
Bless the Bears!
Bless the Cherry Trees!


Speakers
avatar for Donald Engstrom-Reese

Donald Engstrom-Reese

I am, among other things, an artist, gardener, Heathen Witch, and vitki. I have been consciously involved with Mystery and the Spirit Peoples for over thirty years. My life is an active every changing balance between the wild, the domestic, art, gardening, the runes, Queer Spirit... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

We Are Nature: The Gods, The Myths and the Runes
Interpreting familiar texts of the Prose Edda on how they relate to the natural world.
 

Speakers
avatar for Shane Orthman

Shane Orthman

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


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

String Magic
String and Knot spells are an historic method of attracting and binding energy for various magical uses such as, blessings, protection and prosperity, using simple handspun threads- so why not learn to spin your own? In this workshop we will explore the history of fiber arts and eliminate the fear and mystery of creating your own yarns from exotic fur and wool, methods of dyeing and using the drop spindle to make "craft" yarns for mystical and mundane use. Presenter Heidi Johnston has been spinning ,weaving and teaching the drop spindle for 25 years.



Speakers

Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

Dancing between Fire and Ice: an embodied exploration of polarities and beyond
Most Pagan traditions are Earth-based and celebrate the physical word. Our bodies are also part of this physical reality and yet, we live in an overculture that promotes numbing, dissociation and body shame. This movement ritual will draw from Reclaiming tradition, dance and movement practices, Authentic Movement, and somatic healing practices. In this ritual, we will be invited to come into deeper connection and intimacy with our bodies, not as vessels but as sacred, fully embodied beings. We will move according to our abilities, explore the polarities of fire and ice within ourselves, our relationship to them, and what happens when we move within and beyond these polarities. We will be invited to reflect our embodied sacred selves to each other, as we explore what it feels like to be in relationship with fire and ice as fully embodied beings.


Speakers

Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

Ritual Facilitation Intensive: Engaging Participation
The most potent rituals inspire and move us, and most of those do so by engaging attendees to participate in the ritual. The problem? Getting people to actually speak, move, dance, or sing! How do you get a group out of “audience” mode? How can you create a safe space where people are willing to get involved? Through discussion and hands-on practice, we’ll explore how to lead more magical rituals through exploring: Ritual structure and design, setting up the space and how event-planning issues impact participation, consent in ritual space, trance language and trance techniques, modeling, anchoring, ecstatic energy building, chanting, and other techniques to help create rituals of intensity, depth, and impact. *This workshop will be offered in an intensive format on Friday from 1pm-5pm. You’re welcome to bring food, or take a bathroom break, and you don’t need to stay the entire time. However, those attending the entire class will get the benefit of exploring more advanced ritual facilitation techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Aura Knight

Shauna Aura Knight

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


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Art Programming

1:00pm

A Sacred Trust: Boundaries Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers
Healthy Boundaries 101 is an interactive training program with both DVD presentations and classroom discussion. The goals of the program are to:
  • Increase awareness of the need for healthy boundaries in the clergy/teacher-student relationship
  • Provide clergy, lay leaders and teachers with guidelines for appropriate boundaries and self-care
  • Illustrate strategies to sustain a safe, healthy community
  • Define boundaries and why they are important
The training topics address:
  • Theology  and the Nature of Boundaries
  • Power and Vulnerability
  • Dating, Friendships, Dual Relationships, Gifts
  • The Pulpit, Transference, Hugging and Touch, Intimacy
  • Emerging Issues in Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
  • Living with Healthy Boundaries (modules include currrent issues and topics such as internet technology, social media, pornography, finance, sexual attraction)
  • Personal Needs and Self-Care, Red Flags, Final Reflections

Speakers
avatar for Becky Munson

Becky Munson

Twin Cities Pagan Pride Vice Chair of the BoardChair of the Programming and Entertainment Committee


Friday March 16, 2018 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Park 2 Movement

2:30pm

Book Signing: Jhenah Telyndru
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 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

2:30pm

Gateways to Other Worlds
Communicating with your neighbors, in this and other worlds, is possible, but requires caution, care and effort. The main topics to be covered are:
• Recognizing gateways
• Communication thru gateways
• Practices for opening and closing gateways
• Passing thru the gateway
• Transactions, manners, and other hazards
• Societal conventions — yours and others
• Managing expectations

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 →


Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 3

2:30pm

Parliament of World Religions Presentation
What is Parliament of World Religions
Why should I go? How to go affordably and I'll share my experience at the last Parliament

This lecture is done as part of the Ambassador program with Parliament.

Speakers
avatar for Runora

Runora

Sámi Old Ways practitioner. Nordic Heathenry.


Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:30pm

Psychic Self Defense, An Intro to Shielding
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 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 2

2:30pm

Romuva, The Baltic Tradition
Prudence will discuss the meanings of lots of the symbols and ornaments in Romuva, one of the last surviving indigenous European Traditions. We'll be focusing on an annual fall equinox fire ritual in Vilnius, Lithuania.


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 →


Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Park 1 Music

2:30pm

The Duality of Tarot
Tarot is not just one thing or way or deck. Tarot is a beautiful spectrum of ways to read, types of decks, and connections we make with it. In this panel, Ragabash and Wave will discuss various aspects and sides to tarot, focusing on the dual nature of the cards. We'll explore upright vs reverse, binary vs non-gender in the court cards, light vs shadow readings, RWS vs Thoth, and more. You'll even leave with a couple of original spreads to use on your own! All skill levels are welcome, though it is encouraged you have some knowledge about tarot to get the most out of this session.


Speakers
avatar for Ragabash Halcon

Ragabash Halcon

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


Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 1 Panels

2:30pm

Pagan Speed Friending
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. There are always surprises at the end of each PSF... 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 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Orchard Ritual Space

4:00pm

Exploring Heathenism Through a Queer Lens
Exploring Heathenism Through a Queer Lens
Entering this conversation with the understanding that Heathenism is a living, vital way of life, embracing the notion that the purpose of life is Life while holding the idea that ‘We are informed by the lore, not ruled by the lore.’, let us taste the sacred waters springing up from the roots of Yggdrasil, opening our Queer hearts and souls to their nourishing wisdoms and queer ways. Bring your runes. We will be engaging in a bit of kitchen table magic as we muse upon our experiences together. All who wish to participate in an honorable, celebratory, and enquiring manner are welcomed.



Speakers
avatar for Donald Engstrom-Reese

Donald Engstrom-Reese

I am, among other things, an artist, gardener, Heathen Witch, and vitki. I have been consciously involved with Mystery and the Spirit Peoples for over thirty years. My life is an active every changing balance between the wild, the domestic, art, gardening, the runes, Queer Spirit... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

4:00pm

Staving off Ragnarok
Some say the world will end in fire, some, in ice. Actually, if you look at Norse mythology, it will be both, when those giants who wield the unbalanced elemental forces battle the gods at Ragnarok. But when will that be? Many cultures, including Germanic, believe the earth has gone through many ages, but in cosmic terms, our Holocene Age, in which our current ecosystem,t our civilization and our religion evolved, has barely begun. The gods call us to fight for the earth now, so that Ragnarok will not come before its destined time.



Speakers
avatar for Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson is an author of fiction and non-fiction, an elder, teacher and leader in the Heathen and Pagan Communities.Diana became a pagan in the early 70s. She founded Darkmoon Circle in 1978 and was ordained as a priestess in 1982. This work led to founding the Fellowship of the... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 2

4:00pm

Wyrd 101: A Look at the Heathen World View
The heathen world view is similar, and also strikingly different, than that of most other pagan groups.  Here, Patricia Lafayllve will discuss many of the aspects of this world view.  She will go over the cosmos and creation myth, the Norse concept of time, and will speak about some of the wide variety of heathen concepts in the modern world.  Included will be a discussion of wyrd and orlog, and how they directly impact our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Lafayllve

Patty Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve is the author of two books, “A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru” and “Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: an Introduction to the Goddess.”  She has also written several journal articles, and the first part of a modern retelling of Njal’s Saga.  She has been pagan for more thirty years, and a practicing heathen twenty.  As a life time member of The Troth, Patricia has served as Steward... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 3

4:00pm

Solar Magick
This class will include a highly experimental component. Our focus will be on the exploration of solar magick as a means to transform consciousness. Rooted in sacred forces there is a power that is generated in nature. This primordial energy combined with the transformative power of solar magick results in change. Techniques and theory will be taught and then we will enter an experiential component using path working and sound.


Speakers
avatar for Aeptha J. Jennette

Aeptha J. Jennette

Director, Light Haven
Aeptha is a teacher, ceremonialist, cosmic mediator and practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. Light Haven, established in 1993, is a contacted mystery school and houses a magickal lodge based on the Solar Traditions. Their work includes extensive training in the ritual... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Park 1 Music

4:00pm

Hekate & Yahweh: the Gnostic Connection
Discover the overlooked connection between Hekate and of the Abrahamic god as revealed in the Sethian Gospels and the Greek Magical Papyri. This intensive review of Hekate's resurgence in the Gnostic cosmology will deepen the devotee's understanding and strengthen her praxis by providing fresh insights into traditional Greco-Egyptian techniques of magic and devotion.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle lives in Springfield, Illinois, where he writes, teaches and practices Hekatean devotion and sorcery. A founding member of the eclectic group Springfield Area Pagans, he leads a monthly public Prairie Moon Ritual beneath the stars in a beautiful nature reserve near his... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

4:00pm

Offerings to Osiris: Sharing with the Dead
Osiris (Wesir in the ancient language), Lord of the Blessed Dead, oversees the Unseen World and its people. Join us for a Kemetic Orthodox ritual of singing, dancing, drumming, and invocation of the Blessed Dead in His honor, and feel Their presence more fully in your lives. Feel free to bring drums or other musical instruments, offerings of food and drink to share, and any photographs or tokens of your own blessed ancestors to place upon the communal altar.


Speakers
avatar for Tamara L. Siuda

Tamara L. Siuda

House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple
Rev. Tamara L. Siuda is an author and the founder and spiritual leader (Nisut) of Kemetic Orthodoxy and the House of Netjer. Since 2000, she is also a priestess of Haitian Vodou as Mambo Chita Tann. Tamara is active in issues and causes concerning indigenous communities and spirituality... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

4:00pm

Art Show
Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Friday March 16, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Park 1 Music

6:30pm

OPENING RITUAL
Join our Guests of Honor Sancista Brujo Luis, Featured Guests Kari Tauring, Special Guest Daphie Pooyak, and Guests as we come together as a community to set our intention for the weekend. Our ritual will center around building community and the unifying properties of water. 

Friday March 16, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

8:30pm

SJ TUCKER IN CONCERT
Speakers
avatar for SJ Tucker

SJ Tucker

S. J. Tucker’s music changes lives & gets the good stuff to those who need it, and she’s proud to contribute to the soundtrack of magical life.  A performer well loved by witchy events at home and abroad since 2002, the singer-songwriter came flying out of the Memphis music scene, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since.  Whether you found her through solid crowd favorites like... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Park 1 Music

10:30pm

Amethyst Circle
Pagan Recovery Meeting.

Whether you are a alcoholic, addict, overeater, Alanon member or maybe you are someone who needs some help in areas of vices and need a positive place to speak about it.
This is the place for you.



Speakers
MB

Margret Blaylock

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


Friday March 16, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Terrace 3

10:30pm

Awakening the Black Bull
Invoke the power of Dionysus in your life! This event will begin with an overview of the traditional myth of Dionysus/Zagreus, and end in an ecstatic ritual that incorporates ancient techniques of invocation, ecstasy and oracle.


Speakers
avatar for Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle

Jack Grayle lives in Springfield, Illinois, where he writes, teaches and practices Hekatean devotion and sorcery. A founding member of the eclectic group Springfield Area Pagans, he leads a monthly public Prairie Moon Ritual beneath the stars in a beautiful nature reserve near his... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space
 
Saturday, March 17
 

8:00am

Operations
Saturday March 17, 2018 8:00am - 11:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

9:00am

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


Speakers
avatar for Tangee Cassidy

Tangee Cassidy

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Lower Level Art Programming

9:00am

Children’s Chakra Meditation
Through an interactive question and answer discussion we will learn about what the chakra centers are and how they support our well being. Following this introductory lesson, a guided rainbow meditation will be provided allow the children an opportunity them to connect with their own chakras.


Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

9:00am

Civilization/Savagery: The Binary that Influences Perceptions of Indigenous Peoples' Teachings
Since the time of "First Contact", Indigenous peoples have been positioned in a place of oppression from European explorers. The idea espoused by "thinkers" such as Amerigo Vespucci classified Indigenous peoples as lacking in moral character, having no redeeming qualities, and not worthy of attention and inherent human rights. Based of notions of "Civilization" and "Savagery", European ideas on Indigenous peoples still exist today, even within Pagan circles. This lecture will examine the binary of "Civilization" and "Savagery", how it influenced colonization and dehumanization of Indigenous peoples, and examine the effect of these things on Indigenous Spiritual Traditions.




Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Terrace 3

9:00am

Political Magick
More people are being called to do magick to affect the state of our culture, communities, and systems of governance. For operative magick to be effective when applied at this scale and to these categories, modi cations must be made to both the planning and to the execution of the magick. The methods
for analysis and implementation will be a mixture of mundane practices in combination with Low, Middle, and High magick. I will also talk about the ethics and consequences of political magick.

Speakers
avatar for Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Park 2 Movement

9:00am

The Caduceus
The term "caduceus" generally describes the figure of one or more snakes intertwined around one another or a pole. This beloved symbol which holds great mystical and magickal wisdom is rooted in a curious and often misunderstood history. In order to understand the caduceus we must understand the serpent. This class will explore the appearance the caduceus in various cultures and why the serpent is the key to unlocking its deeper mystery and power.


Speakers
avatar for Aeptha J. Jennette

Aeptha J. Jennette

Director, Light Haven
Aeptha is a teacher, ceremonialist, cosmic mediator and practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. Light Haven, established in 1993, is a contacted mystery school and houses a magickal lodge based on the Solar Traditions. Their work includes extensive training in the ritual... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Terrace 4 AV

9:00am

What comes next? Beyond the Divine Uterus.
Paganism has evolved significantly in the last several decades, and new conversations are guiding our future expansions. Please join me for a discussion around relating to Goddess as we move beyond her (and our) uterine-utility. I'll present ideas, concepts, and themes that allow us to interact with the Divine Feminine through a 5-archetypal model, unpacking assumptions of procreation & biological requirements.


Speakers
avatar for Grace Kilpatrick

Grace Kilpatrick

I'm a Minister in Training and regular volunteer with Circle Sanctuary here in Madison, WI and a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon since 2012, as well as a Board Trustee with that organization. I'm also a blogger over at Pagan Bloggers, writing on the blog Anxious Bookdragon.


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Terrace 2

9:00am

Tai Chi & Qigong for Pagans: Fire & Ice, Yin & Yang
Start your Paganicon morning with gentle, energy-building movement! This returning popular workshop will discuss the Chinese conceptualization of Qi -- the life force -- and its relevance to magic, duality, and balance. Participants will learn simple movements to cultivate Qi, which can be adapted to any physical ability and incorporated into personal spiritual and physical practice. The presenter, a certified instructor, can demonstrate Tai Chi forms, including advanced weapons forms, illustrating the principle of extension of Qi such as we do with magical tools (bring your wand or some other tool to practice this with). We will briefly address concerns about cultural appropriation, and resources for further practice will be provided.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Magee

Paul Magee

Paul Magee, L.Ac., MaOM, is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine, and has studied and taught Tai Chi for over twenty years.  He is a seventh generation lineage holder in traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Ch’uan, and has taught through Evenstar Bookstore... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Park 1 Music

9:00am

Getting Your Pagan Book Published
Thinking of getting published? Don’t miss this workshop! Get all your questions answered, including: where and how to submit your proposal, the timeline and the process, the money question, the agent question, covers and titles, working the publicity machine, and much more. Authors Jhenah Telyndru and Tiffany Lazic will join Elysia Gallo, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Llewellyn Worldwide, and Kat Sanborn, Senior Publicist, to provide information on the acquisitions and editing process as well as publicity and marketing. We'll save time for Q&A and announce a time and place for book pitches following the panel.

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 →
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 →
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 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Terrace 1 Panels

9:00am

Awakening Self Love Meditation
Speakers
LM

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 energy healing, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching and counseling... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Orchard Ritual Space

10:00am

Vendor Room
Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

10:00am

Art Show
Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

10:30am

Pagan Poetry Open Reading
Do you write (or read) poetry that's out of the mainstream because of pagan themes and references? Do you ever wish there was a place and time to share your work with a knowledgeable and understanding audience? Bring your poems to this open event. Read your original work and/or listen to the work of others in a safe and supportive atmosphere.


Speakers
BG

Barbara Gittes

I have been writing poetry since I was 18 (more than forty years ago). I've been an animist/polytheist from an even earlier age. While all of my work is personal, there are times when my spirituality and sense of the magical are quite evident. Poems with these themes can be hard to... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Art Programming

10:30am

Book Signing: Helga Hedgewalker and Estelle Daniels
Speakers
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Estelle Daniels

Estelle Daniels is an astrologer, tarot enthusiast, Wiccan minister, author, teacher and lecturer. She lives in Minneapolis, and is actively teaching and writing about many topics in the Pagan universe. Her latest Book, Practical Tylering: A Field Magic Manual is premiering at Paganicon... Read More →
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Helga Hedgewalker

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

10:30am

Basics of Weaving
Children can learn the basics of weaving. We will be using sticks, grapevine, or stick frames to make simple weavings or dream catchers. Use recycled materials like scrap fabrics, ribbons, and yarn. You can weave with found objects like bark and grass. There will be buttons, beads, paint and glitter to play with as well. Learn about nature and recycling Learn about crafting with found objects. Have fun making things! Have a fun project they can take home with them to keep! Materials will be provided. If your child does enjoy nature walks and finds things they want to weave with--they can bring them to use.

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Christine H Rietsch Teske

Christine is a 50 year old Minnesota native with a life-long tie to nature and animals. She is a pediatric nurse, artist, mother-of-2 and happily married to the love of her life who introduced her to Wicca 25 years ago. Christine (also known as Christina Black Feather) was a volunteer... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

10:30am

Good Research Eats Unverified Personal Gnosis for Breakfast: Pagan Research 101
Are you afraid that you are only using resources that are solely based on unverified personal gnosis and don't want to look uninformed? Are you thinking of writing an article or book about your Pagan path? Are you new to Paganism and want to learn more from reputable sources? We will delve into finding reliable sources for all your Pagan Research needs and even make it fun. You will learn some of the best free and affordable resources for those starting out, and you will get tips to gain credibility in your writing.


Speakers
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Heather Biedermann

Head Librarian, South Central College, North Mankato
Heather Biedermann is a librarian and loves to share her knowledge about technology and doing research.


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace 3

10:30am

Introduction to Skrying
Come learn about how to gain information by skrying into flame, water, crystal balls, or mirrors. Skrying is the general term for the use of a tool as a projection screen for the inner sight. Ivo will also be sharing tips for opening the inner sight specifically tuned for the use of such tools. The class will offer instructions for the creation, care, and protection of tools for skrying. After the sharing of theory and techniques we will also have a practical demonstration.


Speakers
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Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace 2

10:30am

Reclaiming Rhiannon
Rhiannon of Wales is a beloved Goddess with many modern devotees, even though the lore never identifies her as a divinity. Together, we will engage in some mythic archaeology and trace her divine lineage through history in order to explore the truth of Rhiannon’s nature. We will then journey to connect with Rhiannon herself, in order to deepen or initiate a relationship with the Divine Queen of the Celtic Britons.


Speakers
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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 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace 4 AV

10:30am

Maygical Singing
Prudence will share May carols and other holyday songs. Good practice for Mayday.

Speakers
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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 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Park 2 Movement

10:30am

Nathaniel Johnstone & SJ Tucker
Speakers
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Nathaniel Johnstone

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

S. J. Tucker’s music changes lives & gets the good stuff to those who need it, and she’s proud to contribute to the soundtrack of magical life.  A performer well loved by witchy events at home and abroad since 2002, the singer-songwriter came flying out of the Memphis music scene, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since.  Whether you found her through solid crowd favorites like... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Park 1 Music

10:30am

A Panel on Paganistan: Contemporary Community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities
Panel Of Reviewers: Volkhvy, Penny Mixau, and Nels Linde. Respondent: Murphy Pizza, Ph.D
Here it is. You watched her work, were subjected to her analysis, the dissertation passed, the academic monograph came out – and it’s too expensive to buy. Lucky for you, not only is the book now available via inter-library loan from your local library (ahem! FREE!), but we have a panel of readers from the Pagan community to review and analyze her work for you.
Paganistan, based on and expanding Murphy’s dissertation, is an ethnography and critical analysis of community processes among the Pagans of Minnesota. While she has been getting good critical reviews in academic anthropological and religious studies journals, she has most been in need of feedback on her work the community who so generously allowed her to study them. These panelists have graciously agreed to do so. They will provide what they deem important critique for Murphy, and Murphy will respond to their insights and questions. If you have read Murphy’s book and wish to contribute feedback during Q&A, please do so! Attendees who haven’t read the book can come to hear what scholarship can provide to a community, what community can provide to scholarship – and learn of the remarkable history and contributions of the Twin Cities Pagans.


Speakers
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EmrysAnu

Ethics Maven, Emrys Anu's Ethics Playground
EmrysAnu, Wiccan priestess, legal clergy, mother, healer, cat lover, writer, speaker, activist, and ethics nerd. Passionate about all things spiritual, she demands intellectual integrity while honoring Truth in personal experience.
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Nels Linde

Organizer / Priest, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
30 years as Community Organizer through Harmony Tribe, Inc,, Upper Midwest Pagan Alliance, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise, and festival events. Author and High Priest of Sweet River Blue Coven.
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Murphy Pizza

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

10:30am

Hail the Holy Ancestors - an Ancestor ritual
Ancestor worship is known world wide and throughout time. Each group or religion has individual rituals to honor the dead gone before us. Heathenry is no different.  In this ritual, we will gather to honor the ancestors.  The alfar, or male ancestral dead, will be honored as well as the disir, the female ancestral dead. This ritual will most resemble a heathen blot from the Northeast region of the United States.

Speakers
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Patty Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve is the author of two books, “A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru” and “Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: an Introduction to the Goddess.”  She has also written several journal articles, and the first part of a modern retelling of Njal’s Saga.  She has been pagan for more thirty years, and a practicing heathen twenty.  As a life time member of The Troth, Patricia has served as Steward... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

Blessings for Home
One common theme of Faith is that its adherents strive to protect their homes and families from things that “go bump in the night”. In this workshop we’ll first investigate similarities and differences of many different faiths, then create Home Blessing Lanterns designed to help keep our own families safe and happy.  

There is no fee for this class, and all materials will be provided- donations toward the cost of supplies will be gratefully accepted.


Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

1:00pm

Book Signing: Ivo Dominguez Jr
Speakers
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Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Book Signing: Jenya T. Beachy
Speakers
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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 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Frey and Gerd
Frey and Gerd: King and Queen of Faeries :Children will make a faerie mask and then perform a pageant for their parents.

Speakers
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Shane Orthman

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

1:00pm

Practicing Safe Sects
What is a destructive cult? How does one operate and how is this different from a non-cult religious group? Why are such groups destructive to one's personal rights and liberties? Is it possible your group has red flags? What does critical thinking have to do with identifying and leaving such a group? In this talk, I will share my experiences in the Church of Scientology and what I learned about destructive cults after leaving this group, and how this information applies broadly to any sect or non-mainstream groups. I will also go over specific points of critical thinking that assist in dealing with and recovering from cultic experiences. This applies to anyone who is interested in not being conned or fooled or taken advantage of and also to group members who want to be in a safe environment to practice freely and openly. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton is an author, professional YouTuber, public speaker and former cult member turned activist. He was part of the Church of Scientology and worked at its highest levels for 17 years before leaving in 2013.He has been an outspoken critic ever since, speaking around the country... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

Will the Real Odin Stand up, Please?
For some, the Germanic god Odin is the Wanderer, for others, the leader of the Wild Hunt. For Wagner he was king of the gods, for Neil Gaiman he is Mr. Wednesday. Rune-winner, magician, giver of battle-fury or ecstatic wisdom, Odin wears many faces, but who is he really, and why is he so active? We seek answers in the stories and the history and the experiences of those who are encountering him today.

Speakers
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Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson is an author of fiction and non-fiction, an elder, teacher and leader in the Heathen and Pagan Communities.Diana became a pagan in the early 70s. She founded Darkmoon Circle in 1978 and was ordained as a priestess in 1982. This work led to founding the Fellowship of the... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Women in Heathenry: Story, Craft, and Lived Experience
Popular stereotypes of Heathenry or Asatru often call up images of bearded Viking warriors, but both the cosmology/mythology and the lived reality of today’s Heathens reveal multiple roles and spiritual pathways for people of all genders. In particular, many of our old stories feature strong women characters, which is mirrored in the strong women leaders in Heathenry both locally and nationally. This session will use storytelling, visual imagery, and traditional crafting to talk about the role of women in Old Norse mythology, cosmology, and society, and the lived experiences of women in Heathenry. Participants will have the opportunity to try spinning and card weaving, two of the traditional “women’s crafts” that are metaphors for Wyrd and Ørlög, central concepts within Heathen cosmology, which hold important teachings for deep healing.



Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

Ecstatic Singing
Join Doe, Max, Teri, Song, and Galen from the Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming community in an exploration of ecstatic singing and movement. This will be co-created group singing, which may include sharing chants and songs, improvising music and sound, movement, play, silliness, and connection. Our intention is to sing and vocalize together in ways that feed magic (in general and also the Fire and Ice magic of Paganicon 2018), create ecstatic energy, and celebrate ourselves and all life. You do not need to be a "good singer" or be able to read music! Just come, make joyful sound together, play, and just BE.



Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 2 Movement

1:00pm

Lady J Griot Blues Performance
Root Wisdom from the Elders Circle!
Jacquie "LadyJ Griot" Maddix

Speakers
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Jacqueline"Lady J Griot" Maddix

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 1 Music

1:00pm

Pagan Enough-The Dance Between Individualism and Community
The individual is made up of various parts: thoughts, feelings, actions, dreams, memories, and physiology. You could also say the individual is the personality, the genetics, the environment, and the history of the person. However, the whole is always more than the sum of its parts and we are all social beings who seek to belong, to find our relationship with “the group." We are all active participants in our lives striving to feel positively about ourselves.

Come join us for another lively discussion when we explore the dance of our individual selves and our parts as we seek connection and identity within the larger Pagan community. How do our past stories of being/feeling like an outsider expand and contract within community. Can we give time and space for the first ripple of our anxiety or depression to react with community, allowing healing to occur or does it flood our cauldron with explosive results? Does our identification with other communities (GLBTQ, PoC, Poly, Kinkster etc) impede our sense of safety or our ability to be seen?


Speakers
avatar for Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI

Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI

Counselor & Psychotherapist, Sherry Merriam Counseling
Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in counseling Geeks, Pagans, practitioners of BDSM/Kink, Non-monogamous/Polyfolk, and other underserved members of our greater tribe. Sherry is also a certified instructor... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

Standing Stones
Stones ritual description: In the tale of primordial creation in Norse mythology, the realms of Fire (Muspelheim) and Ice (Nilfheim) meet in the great void that separates them (Ginnungagap), and from their meeting arises the giant Ymir, from whom the first man and woman were born, and from whose body the gods formed the world of humans.  Inspired by this tale, we seek to generate new energy and new life in the gap between the realms of Fire and Ice.  We will invoke the realms of Fire, Ice, and the Void that stands between them.  As fire and ice meet in the heart of the void, the unformed power of new life will arise to be woven into the forms we desire.  We will each pass through the gap, claim our power, and emerge into a new world, forever changed.


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

2:45pm

Pagan Prayer Books
The Conception and Construction of Pagan Prayer Books
 
A Bit of General History:
               Illustrated Prayers have been a part of human culture for many millennia. They have been etched onto boulders and tomb stones. Illustrated Prayers have decorated cave, temple, city, and shrine walls. In the last few thousand years, they have been made into books, currently some of these volumes have taken on the name of ‘Pagan Prayer Books’.
 
My Persoanl History:
               My history began with Pagan Prayer Plaques, then added Pagan Prayer Spell/Poems which became then Pagan Prayer Books.
 
How I Work:
               When feeling the call to shape-with/co-create a Pagan Prayer Book, I first ask myself, “Who, what, and/or when is inspiring me?” I try to get as clear as I can be without becoming too rigid about the inspirations coming my way. I stay focused. I always keep the Heathen notion in mind when doing this work, “I am informed by the lore (story, message, inspiration, vision, song, etc.) I am not ruled by lore (story, message, inspiration, vision, song, etc.).”
               I also keep myself open to noticing: when the images and verses become more than the sum of their parts … in other words I pay attention to when a series of images meld with a series of prayer/poems becoming richer and deeper in meaning than when they stand alone. I keep this focus in mind at all times.
               I am often asked which comes first, the image or the prayer/poem? Sometimes the images come first. Sometimes the spell/poems come first. Sometimes, they come randomly until the work is finished.
 
Handmade or Pre-made?
               I have found that the both prayer books made by and for the person using it, and a prayer book made for general usage can become a powerful part of a person’s daily (regular) practice. It has come to me that a centrally important feature for any prayer book, is that the text and images sing to you, speak directly to you, that the book and and its (human) partner share a vibration that feed each other, nurturing and nourishing each other’s well being and their work together in the worlds.
               A prayer book can be as simple as a few pieces of paper folded together and stapled, an elaborately hand embroidered volume, or electronically printed multiples. There is no one right material and/or technique that must be used to make a lovely, functional Pagan Prayer Book.
 
Three of Examples:
               Seventeen Ancestral Heros
               Eight Joyful Obligations Embraced by Grandmother Bear
               We Sail On
 
 

Speakers
avatar for Donald Engstrom-Reese

Donald Engstrom-Reese

I am, among other things, an artist, gardener, Heathen Witch, and vitki. I have been consciously involved with Mystery and the Spirit Peoples for over thirty years. My life is an active every changing balance between the wild, the domestic, art, gardening, the runes, Queer Spirit... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Lower Level Art Programming

2:45pm

Book Signing: Laura Tempest Zakroff
Speakers
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Laura Tempest Zakroff

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Book Signing: William Fietzer
Speakers
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William Fietzer

williamfietzer.com
Author bio: A former English instructor and academic librarian at the University of Minnesota, William Fietzer resides in south Minneapolis with his wife and black Norwegian forest cat, Selene. An active member of the Twin Cities chapter of Sisters in Crime and the Visionary Fiction... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Cree First Nation and Norse first contact
Presenting the stories from the Cree and Iceland of first contact in North America.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Orthman

Shane Orthman

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

In her professional life Dpahie Pooyak Yeomans is a well respected cultural leader traveling across Canada to many First Nations events and gatherings where she is featured as a story teller and ceremonial woman. Daphie is a repsected youth worker who leads summer camps on traditional... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Terrace 3

2:45pm

Freyja, Lady, Vanadis, A Ritual to Honor Freyja
Freyja is one of the most well-known Norse deities. Her range encompasses love and war, sex and death, magic and seidhr, and her worship was among the last of those left post-conversion.  Here, Patricia Lafayllve will lead a guided meditation designed to help facilitate an initial connection to this fascinating goddess.



Speakers
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Patty Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve is the author of two books, “A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru” and “Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: an Introduction to the Goddess.”  She has also written several journal articles, and the first part of a modern retelling of Njal’s Saga.  She has been pagan for more thirty years, and a practicing heathen twenty.  As a life time member of The Troth, Patricia has served as Steward... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Terrace 2

2:45pm

The Creative Force of Dynamic Tension: Saturn in Capricorn approaches Pluto
Through story, astro-drama, and experiential astrology we’ll share the year’s major transits, then take you on a journey to consider your personal choices at this crossroads. Over the next three years the planets call for profound change in the foundations of our country and a reorganization of the basic structures of our life. As people of spirit in relationship to the Earth, we ask “How can we manifest the best possible outcomes for the good of the whole?


Speakers
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

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

astrologer, Starsdance Astrology
I have been a Witch since the mid-80s and a professional astrologer since the mid-90s. My spiritual roots come from many sources. One primary source is the Reclaiming Tradition. I love to teach about astrology and my spiritual journey. I am a life-long seeker. My practice of astrology... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:45pm

Viking Encampment Shield Wall Demonstration
Shield Wall
Combining several historically documented examples of the shield wall, the Viking Encampment recreates what it may have looked like on the battle fields of northern Europe and western Asia in the early 10th and 11th centuries. Using decorated shields personalized to the individual Viking, the reenactors will create several formations including but not limited to the single rank line abreast formation, the double rank shield wall, and the Boar's Snout to demonstrate how they could defend against mounted cavalry. This demonstration is accompanied by loud shield and weapon clattering and war cries sure to fire up a crowd.

Speakers
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Viking Encampment

Background/History:With a renewed interest in Vikings with the History Channels’ Vikings, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Capitol One commercials, 13th Warrior and Thor films, Vikings have been making an appearance is everyday media and entertainment.In 2014, the Viking... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Park 1 Music

2:45pm

Reiki Drumming Introduction
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 Reiki Drumming is offered. Bring your journals and questions. No drums required as I will be leading the journey with a Reiki tuned drum.


Speakers
avatar for David L Johnston

David L Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Park 2 Movement

2:45pm

Keeping It Real: Expectations as You Enter Non-Wiccan Pagan Paths
Join a panel of practitioners of non-Wiccan paths in a discussion surrounding how to work with traditionally non-Wiccan deities in a way that honors the deity and does not water down the practice.

Speakers
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Clio Ajana

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

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

House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple
Rev. Tamara L. Siuda is an author and the founder and spiritual leader (Nisut) of Kemetic Orthodoxy and the House of Netjer. Since 2000, she is also a priestess of Haitian Vodou as Mambo Chita Tann. Tamara is active in issues and causes concerning indigenous communities and spirituality... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

2:45pm

Blessing Moms and Dads and Extended Family
Are you a pagan parent? Are you a pagan grandparent? Are you the best friend of a pagan parents and their little witches and wizards call you mom, uncle, or just a snuggle monster?

Come and bring your children to this family friendly ritual where kids and other family members can bless each other in a sacred space.



Speakers
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Margret Blaylock

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

2:45pm

Hearth and the Sacred Flame
Come and join the Druids of Northern Roots Grove as we invoke the Goddess Brigid. As we honor the Keeper of the Sacred Flame, we will kindle the sacred fire and bless our community hearth. Come share in the warmth of the blessing. Bring a bardic offering of poetry, song, or something of beauty if you choose.


Speakers
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Northern Roots Grove

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

4:15pm

Book Signing: Heather Roan Robbins
Speakers
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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 17, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

4:15pm

We Are Aradia - Empowerment Workshop & Ritual
#WeAreAradia reminds us: "These are the times we were made for." The Goddess Diana saw her people were suffering from tyranny. She sent her daughter Aradia to earth to teach us the secrets of witchcraft so that we could rise up. We don’t need a savior. We must save ourselves. We need to be the Witches the world needs. 

This presentation will have two parts: first the workshop/discussion, followed by a ritual.  In the workshop section, we'll cover some history (ancient and modern), look at practical witchery (offensive and defensive), discuss resources and ideas to fortify your practice. In the ritual part, we will invoke Aradia to once again bring her wisdom to us - to protect, guide, and strengthen: to empower everyone who needs it. "For now as witches we all shall rise!"

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

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


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Lower Level Art Programming

4:15pm

Ritual on Banishing Bad Dreams
kidDo you have bad dreams? They are no fun for anyone. Come and be a part of a ritual made to help you shoo away your bad dreams. Learn how to clear the energy around you so only happy thoughts get in. You will also be taught a chant to say before bed every night.

Speakers
LM

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 energy healing, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching and counseling... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

4:15pm

Death Midwifery: Caring for the Actively Dying

This presentation's mission is to provide holistic, non-medical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support for the dying and their families. Learn from North Dakota's only registered Death Midwife.  In this lecture you will learn the following:
•Learn tools and techniques for midwifing the dying 

-Understand the differences between Policy and Law with the Funeral Industry

-The Funeral Industry and know what to look for in price gouging
 •Consider family dynamics that occur as someone dies
 •Experience the practice of dying; visioning our own death before we die

We will have a short meditation to go through the process of dying for better understanding of ourselves, our loved one who is going through it and our families. This Lecture is intended to educate as well as put the Home Funeral Movement back into our own hands. Due to the sensitive nature of this workshop, you may bring your own tissues, pillow and blanket for the meditation portion. All things discussed together will be considered of a private nature and will not be disclosed to the public unless prior permission is granted.
 


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!


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Terrace 2

4:15pm

Healing Roots: Reconnecting to a healthy sense of cultural identity
Western culture has been called the only non-indigenous culture in human history. How does this influence our relationship to spiritual practices? How can rebuilding connections to ancestors, culture, and a sense of place transform the way we approach spirituality, and help to heal whiteness and our system of race? Come join this conversation about the characteristics of western culture, and how deepening our connections to root culture creates healing and balance.


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Park 2 Movement

4:15pm

People of the Entire Earth: Clearing Up Confusion About Pagan Cultural Adoption and Appropriation.
A peculiarly American preoccupation, and even more an American Pagan one, our attempts to adopt practices from both our mixed cultural heritages and those that surround us have resulted in a lot of confusion, finger-pointing, and accusations of “cultural appropriation”, “theft”, “ownership”, “Inheritance”, and “rights” for identifying with a cultural religion – often times unfounded, often times correct. This workshop – which means work, not simply discussion – will put you to task to engage with the definitions of cultural studies terminology, notions of identity, and hard questions that need to be addressed about what we Americans of mixed heritage who practice culturally-informed new religions actually have the right to, and what processes – syncretism, adaptation, appropriation, and healthy relationships – we need to understand better.
Facilitator: Murphy Pizza, Ph.D
Anthropologist, Author, and Witch Doctor


Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

4:15pm

Puerto Rican Espiritismo and Mesa Blanca as practiced in Puerto Rico, Cuba and other parts of Latin America.
History of Espiritismo Criollo (Creolle Spiritism) as practiced in rural Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Cuba. Who are the Spirit Guides and the difference between them and one's Ancestors. How to set up a simple Ancestral Altar and an altar to one's spiritual guides.   Sancista Brujo Luis will be discussing his own history and life experience and how he developed and learned his Spiritual Faculties with the aid and teachings of his Grandmother, other Mediums and later his Godfather.   How Espiritismo was an integral part in the health and development of the rural people of Puerto Rico and it's European, African and Native Taino Indian influences.
 

Speakers
avatar for Sancista Brujo Luis

Sancista Brujo Luis

Sancista Brujo Luis has been professionally practicing various traditions of Caribbean Brujeria Witchcraft for over 20 years, since his late teens. He was taught by his grandmother who was a Presidente de Mesa in Puerto Rican Mesa Blanca Espiritismo. He has also been reading Tarot... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Terrace 3

4:15pm

Creating Safe Communities - Abuse, Predation, Coercion, and Addressing Complaints Ethically
How do we, as a community, evaluate and make decisions around allegations of toxic or predatory people, groups, or traditions? What defines toxic or predatory? Do allegations automatically equate to “guilty”? How can we create safety for our members? What processes do other faith communities use and are the applicable to us? How do social media and the court of public opinion shape our current processes for better or worse? And how do we avoid victim shaming while recognizing the phenomenon of mass hysteria?

Once again, Paganicon favorites EmrysAnu and Mark Reese bring the hard conversations to the Playground, this time with a star studded panel of experts. Together we’ll explore the questions above, hear from Paganicon attendees, and continue the work of creating safer spaces for our community.


Emrys Anu - Inadvertently poised in the eye of the storm, EmrysAnu headed the investigation into a recent high profile and provocative case of alleged misconduct in our community. She grew up in a Catholic cult, lived with a Scientologist for seven years, was attacked by the Church of Scientology, and currently teaches and writes on the topics of critical thinking and cult awareness. EmrysAnu has been an active member in Paganistan since 2002 and holds a third degree in two traditions. She is a member of the Coven of Misfit Toys and serves on the Executive Board for the Wiccan Church of Minnesota.

Mark Reese - Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in St. Louis Park, MN and a researcher at the University of Minnesota. He has a special focus on healing from trauma and has presented on mental health challenges and healing strategies for the Pagan community at several prior Paganicons. Mark has been involved in the local pagan community since 2000 and holds a third degree in two local traditions. He is a member of Earth Conclave and Paganistan Reclaiming.

Chris Shelton - Chris was a member of the Church of Scientology for 27 years the last couple right here in the Twin Cities. He appeared in the first season of Leah Remini’s Emmy award winning docu-series “Scientology and the Aftermath” as an expert guest. After escaping from Scientology he spent the last several years educating on cultic and abusive behaviors in organizations and relationships, undue influence, and how important critical thinking is in creating safety. His youtube channel has helped millions of people from all walks of life. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF326xyA0QHI7Z5xAwKQDJg https://mncriticalthinking.com/

Moderated by Cara Schulz - Cara is a Senior Writer for The Wild Hunt, a news organization covering topics of interest for the Pagan community. She has reported on many controversial stories involving allegations of criminal and/or predatory behavior within the Pagan community.



Speakers
avatar for EmrysAnu

EmrysAnu

Ethics Maven, Emrys Anu's Ethics Playground
EmrysAnu, Wiccan priestess, legal clergy, mother, healer, cat lover, writer, speaker, activist, and ethics nerd. Passionate about all things spiritual, she demands intellectual integrity while honoring Truth in personal experience.
avatar for Cara Schulz

Cara Schulz

Writer/Reporter, The Wild Hunt
I'm married, have an adult son, and no tattoos. Author of "Marshmallows & Martinis: A Field Guide to Luxury Tent Camping" and "Almost Foolproof Mead Making."
avatar for Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton is an author, professional YouTuber, public speaker and former cult member turned activist. He was part of the Church of Scientology and worked at its highest levels for 17 years before leaving in 2013.He has been an outspoken critic ever since, speaking around the country... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

4:15pm

Gnostic Mass
Paganicon 2018’s theme is Fire and Ice, and at least one way to interpret this focus is the joining of absolute opposites. With this in mind, Leaping Laughter Oasis, O.T.O., offers a presentation of the Gnostic Mass for Paganicon.

Aleister Crowley wrote the script for the Gnostic Mass — which we often call Liber XV (Book 15) — in 1913 while travelling in Russia. It isn’t surprising, then, that the overall structure is similar to the Mass of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Its purpose, however has been updated to apply to the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child and is focused on the same union on opposites as this conference. It also calls forth many of the principles of Thelema.

It is the central rite of Ordo Templi Orientis and its ecclesiastical arm, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. The ceremony calls for five officers: a Priest, a Priestess, a Deacon, and two acolytes. The end of the ritual culminates in the consumption of the Eucharist, consisting of a goblet of wine and a Cake of Light, after which the congregant proclaims “There is no part of me that is not of the gods!”


Saturday March 17, 2018 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

6:00pm

Labyrinth
Speakers
LM

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 energy healing, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching and counseling... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 6:00pm - 11:55pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

6:30pm

What Jaime Johnson Taught Paganistan
A Memorial and discussion about Jaime. Feel free to bring momentos.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Green

Jack Green

Long time member of the pagan community and photographer.


Saturday March 17, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

6:30pm

Meet The Artists Reception
Come to the Art show and Meet your favorite Artists!

Saturday March 17, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

8:00pm

Equinox Ball
Saturday March 17, 2018 8:00pm - Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00am
Park 1 Music
 
Sunday, March 18
 

9:00am

Operations
Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

9:30am

Artist's Eye & Witch's Heart: Exploring the Intersection of Art, Magick, & Spirituality
Artists give form to ideas and energies that few can see, touch, or imagine. From ancient cave paintings to recognized modern art movements like Surrealism and Symbolism, humankind has had a long history of manifesting the mysterious through visual art. On this panel, listen to how artists in our community make their work while negotiating the spiritual, metaphysical, and mundane worlds. 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Lower Level Art Programming

9:30am

Basic Grounding and Shielding
Before Meditating, before Ritual and before Spell work one must learn to ground, center and shield. This practice has become lost in " common knowledge" that it is no longer taught. We will go through the importance of each of these as well as step by step instruction to perform each technique. El McCoy has studied magic and witchcraft for over a decade and developed his own techniques to assist new practitioners in understanding the necessary basic skills.


Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Terrace 3

9:30am

Mental State of Magick
Do you live with depression, anxiety, bipolar or any other life altering mental disorder? How do you feel your disorder affects your magick? Do you notice a difference on medication vs. not? Do you experience discrimination or hardships from neurotypicals because of your disorder?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then please join us in an open discussion on the Mental State of Magick. Come together with souls who share in and understand your struggles.

If you answered no to all of these questions then we invite you to come and learn more about your community members living with these struggles and the positive and powerful impact we can have in our community.

This is an open but controlled forum where we can come together to share our thoughts, experiences and techniques for creating magick. Find companionship and maybe learn something new about yourself and your amazing magickal potential.

Forum hosted by Winter Nyx who lives with Bipolar I and a few other disorders on the side for flavor. She is an ordained Priestess of Hekate and has actively practiced magick in all of her various mental states. She is eager to meet you and share in your story.


Speakers
avatar for Vickie Greenbush

Vickie Greenbush

Priestess of Hekate, Oracle and Witch. Life is about the journey and the many paths we choose along it. It is my calling to help others explore the many potential paths before them, spiritually or otherwise.


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Terrace 2

9:30am

Palmistry as portal
As our hands conduct our energy to the world, they record the flow of our mind, heart, and physical energy, and this map offers a window into how a person reacts to the slings and arrows of fortune, where they have unused potential, and what might bring their life into balance. Palmistry’s practical, teachable map can act as scaffolding for our compassionate intuition. In this orientation we’ll cover the lines, shapes, proportion and how to approach the hand with outer and inner eyes, and practice upon one another. Bring your hands.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Terrace 4 AV

9:30am

Fire in the Hands: A Pagan Approach to Energy Healing
Following last year’s lecture on “Pagan Reiki”, Fire in the Hands is an experiential introduction to working with Hynni (Welsh for energy), an approach to energy healing that aligns with the Wheel of the Year. Learn the healing themes and symbols for each spoke of the Wheel. Activate your fire in the hands and experience giving and receiving a short chair healing session. Familiarity with Reiki or any other energy healing technique is helpful, but not necessary to participate in this workshop.


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 →


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Park 2 Movement

9:30am

MN Heathens Panel
Hear about the rich history of Heathen, Asatru, and Nordic Roots groups in our region. For over 20 years, kindreds and other organized Heathen groups have built on the strong folk traditions present in Minnesota. Leaders representing kindreds, guilds, study groups, and statewide organizations will talk about their history and contributions to Heathenry, as well as opportunities for people to build relationships and become involved in this vibrant community.

Moderators
avatar for Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring, völva - spiritual leader in the Nordic folk community and founder of the Völva Stav GuildVolva Kari grew up in Minnesota with summers spent on her family farm in Wisconsin. Nature spirituality was infused with her Norwegian Lutheran upbringing and music played a central... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donald Engstrom-Reese

Donald Engstrom-Reese

I am, among other things, an artist, gardener, Heathen Witch, and vitki. I have been consciously involved with Mystery and the Spirit Peoples for over thirty years. My life is an active every changing balance between the wild, the domestic, art, gardening, the runes, Queer Spirit... Read More →
avatar for Bethany Jacobson

Bethany Jacobson

Bethany is a member of the Völva Stav Guild who teaches Völva Stav in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. As a Staff Carrier, Flower Essence Practitioner, SoulCollage Facilitator, and Health Care Administrator, she endeavors to do healing work that her ancestor's can be proud of.
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 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Terrace 1 Panels

9:30am

Midwest Mesopotamian Meet-up
We owe so much to the Sumerian people and their neighbors: agriculture, beer, the concept of measuring time, stories of gods and heroes that can’t be held down, and a rich religious & spiritual tradition that is still practiced to this day.

Perhaps you are a devotee of Inanna, Enki, or even Marduk. Or, perhaps you’re interested to learn more about these powerful gods and their contemporary worship.

Join me for an informal meet-up followed by a hymn and invocation to the goddess Inanna.


Speakers
avatar for Sam Jackson

Sam Jackson

Hi, I’m Sam Jackson! | | I reside in Illinois and am actively involved with my local community for which I facilitate rituals and workshops. I have also presented workshops and rituals at major pagan pride festivals, and at national events such as Pagan Spirit Gathering... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am
Orchard Ritual Space

10:00am

Art Show
Sunday March 18, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

10:00am

Vendor Room
Sunday March 18, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

11:00am

Color Yourself a Magick Spell
We supply the crayons and images--you bring your creativity and energy to create a spell. Color a Magick Spell is a forthcoming Llewellyn coloring book, and we have images you can color and create a spell for yourself. There are no rules, just color as it feels right to you, and you will be able to do real spellwork. Let your inner child out, and have fun as you put your energy into your spell, then bring it home and know you have made your intentions manifest. .


Speakers
ED

Estelle Daniels

Estelle Daniels is an astrologer, tarot enthusiast, Wiccan minister, author, teacher and lecturer. She lives in Minneapolis, and is actively teaching and writing about many topics in the Pagan universe. Her latest Book, Practical Tylering: A Field Magic Manual is premiering at Paganicon... Read More →
avatar for Helga Hedgewalker

Helga Hedgewalker

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

11:00am

Book Signing: Tiffany Lazic
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 →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

11:00am

Construction of Acenstral Shrines
What is the difference between a Shrine to the Ancestors for veneration and what is a working shrine. How to construct simple Shrines to the Ancestors, what do the objects on the shines represent and when to attend to the them and how to clean them and when. How to cleanse the Shrines and how to cleanse yourself in front of the shrine. How to spwak to ones ancestors and when to offer libations or gifts to the Ancestors and Spirit Guides.

Speakers
avatar for Sancista Brujo Luis

Sancista Brujo Luis

Sancista Brujo Luis has been professionally practicing various traditions of Caribbean Brujeria Witchcraft for over 20 years, since his late teens. He was taught by his grandmother who was a Presidente de Mesa in Puerto Rican Mesa Blanca Espiritismo. He has also been reading Tarot... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 2

11:00am

Saami Traditional Beliefs: Finding My Umbilical Cord
This lecture covers some milestones being called to a path including:
The Awakening of the Ancestors
Finding your own Umbilical Cord (Phrase attributed to Paula Lookinghorse
Rebuilding lost knowledge
Introduction to Saami Cosmology


Speakers
avatar for Runora

Runora

Sámi Old Ways practitioner. Nordic Heathenry.


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

11:00am

Viking Weapons Demonstrations
Weapons Demonstrations
From spears and axes to swords and shields, the weapons demonstration will excite the audiences. The swords are sharp and the spears are pointy, only their skills and armor will keep them safe during this demonstration. Drawing heavily on the historic texts as well as training with Viking Historians, the Viking Encampment delivers a fun and informative demonstration that is full of suspense as well as humor. Fights will be performed in slow motion and at speed.  

Speakers
avatar for Viking Encampment

Viking Encampment

Background/History:With a renewed interest in Vikings with the History Channels’ Vikings, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Capitol One commercials, 13th Warrior and Thor films, Vikings have been making an appearance is everyday media and entertainment.In 2014, the Viking... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park 1 Music

11:00am

Walking Separate Paths Together
Couples and their practices can be as polarizing as fire and ice, yet somehow they can make it work. In this panel, we will have multiple couples discuss their successes and struggles working in varying paths. Our goal is to examine the challenges that multi-faith couples face and strategies for overcoming them. There will be a panel of presenters, but this will also be interactive. Bring your partner(s) and come discuss with us!



Speakers
avatar for Ragabash Halcon

Ragabash Halcon

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

11:00am

Frozen or Fiery: Expressive Body and Voice
Join us for an embodied ritual and contemplation of the qualities of Fire and Ice in their relationship to the expressive Body and the expressive Voice. We will invite participants to move, dance, sing, and sound together as able, encouraging participants to notice within what might feel frozen or fiery, what seeks melting and what seeks moderation, recognizing and honoring the wisdom in each. We invite you to play and reflect with us during this ritual, and we strive to create a container where all participants may feel supported in their own personal exploration. No prior experience with singing or dancing required.


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 →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

11:00am

Oracular Seidh
Now, as in the time of the Vikings, seers and seeresses journey to the spirit world to find answers to your questions. This practice comes from the heathen tradition, but all are welcome as we support each other with our energy and learn what wyrd has woven. This session is limited to 60 people.  

Speakers
avatar for Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson is an author of fiction and non-fiction, an elder, teacher and leader in the Heathen and Pagan Communities.Diana became a pagan in the early 70s. She founded Darkmoon Circle in 1978 and was ordained as a priestess in 1982. This work led to founding the Fellowship of the... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park 2 Movement

11:00am

Whither Young Adult Pagans
Paganistan is blessed with so many Pagans in their late teens and twenties who have been Pagans all their lives - often longer than the Elders that they are supposed to look up to. Yet why should they feel drawn to the old ways of doing things when they are dismissed as irrelevant and untrained, and why should they seek to emulate Elders who in many cases have not proved to be good role models?
I invite all Pagans in their late teens and twenties to come together for a discussion on how to form a proud, self-confident, and cohesive group, with its own rules, requirements, and responsibilities for the 21st century, with the aim of also providing guidance and role models for the younger Pagans coming up under them. You are the future of Paganistan. What is that going to look like? What should ritual look like? What should be included, and what discarded, under your stewardship, and why?
Older adults are welcome to share their thoughts, and listen to the discussion, but this is open mic time for 2nd and 3rd generation young adult pagans to (finally?) speak up and be heard, and lay the foundations for the path into the future.
No divisiveness - no gossip - no negativity - just good positive and passionate energies requested. If you have ever felt the need for a forum to speak out without being criticized, this is it.


Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

1:00pm

The Art of Sigil Witchery - The Power of Symbol & Line
Are you intimidated by the idea of Sigil Magick? Do you think it's only for Ceremonial Magicians? Afraid you may make a mistake or aren't an artist? Fear not! Ancient civilizations from around the globe have harnessed the power of the drawn line to make their mark on the world. We'll look at the basic elements
that make up all symbols, what they can mean for you, and how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice.


Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

1:00pm

Book Signing: Chris Shelton
Speakers
avatar for Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton is an author, professional YouTuber, public speaker and former cult member turned activist. He was part of the Church of Scientology and worked at its highest levels for 17 years before leaving in 2013.He has been an outspoken critic ever since, speaking around the country... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Book Signing: Diana Paxson
Speakers
avatar for Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson is an author of fiction and non-fiction, an elder, teacher and leader in the Heathen and Pagan Communities.Diana became a pagan in the early 70s. She founded Darkmoon Circle in 1978 and was ordained as a priestess in 1982. This work led to founding the Fellowship of the... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Hallway Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Alexandria Reborn: Pagans and Polytheists in a Multicultural Society
More ethnically diverse than New York. A greater center of learning than Oxford or Cambridge. Cutting-edge technology, science, and the best schools of Western philosophy and religion rivaling Athens and Rome. Pagans, Christians, Jews, and others practicing their religions peacefully together, not only in the same neighborhoods, but sometimes even the same temples. Alexandria, Egypt was a massive, successful city: a shining multicultural gem on the northern shore of Africa for more than ten centuries. What can modern pagans and polytheists learn from the Alexandrian example? What parts of the Alexandrian legacy remain with us, in fact and legend, and what parts can we rediscover as we, too, find ourselves citizens in a multicultural global village?



Speakers
avatar for Tamara L. Siuda

Tamara L. Siuda

House of Netjer Kemetic Orthodox Temple
Rev. Tamara L. Siuda is an author and the founder and spiritual leader (Nisut) of Kemetic Orthodoxy and the House of Netjer. Since 2000, she is also a priestess of Haitian Vodou as Mambo Chita Tann. Tamara is active in issues and causes concerning indigenous communities and spirituality... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Creating Affirming Goddess Spirituality Spaces
The presence of trans exclusionary feminists (TERFs), as well as the cisnormative and heteronormative nature of much Goddess literature and liturgy, often makes Goddess Spirituality spaces and communities unwelcoming and even hostile or dangerous for trans women, nonbinary femmes, and anyone else who is not a cisgender woman. This session explores ways in which we can co-create a Goddess Spirituality (aka "Feminist Spirituality") that not only includes but welcomes and affirms a diversity of gender identities. Drawing on the Dr. Harper's own experiences as a cisgender facilitator of woman- and femme-centric Goddess Spirituality spaces, and the collaborations she has made with trans and nonbinary members of her community, this session will discuss ways in which cisgender ritual facilitators and teachers can ensure that they create spaces and materials that welcome and affirm all those who find their homes in Goddess Spirituality spaces. We will also discuss ways in which ritual and thealogy can be co-created to move Goddess Spirituality beyond its historically cis- and heteronormative past, enabling it to become a site for healing, growth, and empowerment for all.


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 →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

Spiritual Decluttering
At this time of the year, we are lagging from winter's doldrums and looking forward to spring. Often, we need to pause and look at what matters to us on a spiritual level. In this hands-on workshop, you will gain insight into various methods of Spiritual Decluttering using your own tradition or path, how to keep track of your decluttering journey, and how to address the "stuck" spots that inevitably arise.


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 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

Nordic Folk Dance - the spirit of culture

On the Ballroom Dance Floor - be prepared to move!

 

Absolute beginners are welcome to come and experience the joy of walking, hopping and skipping to the rhythms of Nordic folk music. The schottische and the polka are two very common folk dances with variants all over Europe and Mexico. We will experience a basic lesson in each dance form as individual, paired, and group dancers. The class is taught with gender-free terminology and by using rune postures to anchor the body!


Speakers
avatar for Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring, völva - spiritual leader in the Nordic folk community and founder of the Völva Stav GuildVolva Kari grew up in Minnesota with summers spent on her family farm in Wisconsin. Nature spirituality was infused with her Norwegian Lutheran upbringing and music played a central... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 2 Movement

1:00pm

The Magic of Conflict: Trauma-Informed Conflict Engagement
We all hold deep hurt and trauma, from complex past abuse to historical and genetic trauma, from acute trauma to secondary trauma from our work as caregivers. We in the Pagan community may have trauma specific to our relationships with the spiritual communities of our past or our families. Trauma has many forms and shows up in many ways in our bodies, minds, and souls, from chronic muscle tension and stress/anxiety to deep and abiding malaise.

Trauma can also show up in many ways in the way that we interact with each other, often in ways we do not intend. Those ways may be explosive and violently defensive, or they may be numb as we retract protectively. We may make assumptions based on our past trauma experiences; our reactions may be grounded in emotional flashbacks. In a conflict, this can result in further friction even when we are trying to engage in conflict resolution openly.

With Trauma-Informed Conflict Engagement, we create spaces that acknowledge our trauma stories, that create structure for self-care during conflict engagement, that ensure openings to speak about stress and our emotions, and that respect our dignity. We want to create an environment that fosters open relations and the ability to engage freely and safely about our conflicts.

This discussion will tap into the knowledge of all those present to reach the heart of how we can nurture trauma-aware communities where conflict is addressed and not feared.

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 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 1 Music

1:00pm

Diverse Perspectives on Tarot
Tarot has long been used as a tool of divination and inspiration, but is there a "right" way to read the cards? What if you intend to read for money? What are the ethical concerns of reading? Does the deck itself matter? With panelists ranging from apprentices to published professionals, join the Twin Cities Tarot Collective for a panel discussion on all things Tarot!




Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

Honoring Sante Muerte
All are welcome in a ritual honoring Santa Muerte ( Most Holy Death). We will be celebrating Santa Muerte and honoring the power given by the Universe to her. Participants are welcome to bring some small offering to Santa Muerte, but please hold on to it at the beginning of the event. If you have any artifact connected to your practice as a devotee of Santa Muerte,  feel free to bring it to receive a blessing by lead ritualist and devotee Nsasi Vence Guerra. Appropriate offerings include tobacco/cigars/cigarettes (please do not light them in space), bread, tortillas, sweets, fruit, coins, or small bottles or shots of alcohol such as tequila or rum, but any offering given from your heart is appreciated by Her! Some time for fellowship with a Q and A session will follow  to discuss our own personal devotions and work with Santa Muerte.



Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

Experiencing Auras
What is an aura? Why are they important? Come learn these answers and much more. In class you will experience seeing and feeling auras through various exercises. Feel where one stops and another begins as well as how an aura changes with emotion and intention.

Speakers
LM

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 energy healing, as well as trained in guided meditation, life coaching and counseling... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

2:45pm

Self Publishing for Pagans

Do you have a book that you believe is amazing? Does self publishing intrigue you?

There are currently a ton of tools out there to help you publish your own book, but none of them inform you about the ins and outs of self-publishing or how to be successful at it.

When you take this workshop, you will not only learn how to self-publish a book (including learning about all of the different platforms), but we will help you set attainable goals, show you how you should set up your branding, what to do during dreaded tax season, figure out if you need a barcode or ISBN, how to market your book, and much more.

We also talk about some of the unique challenges that Pagan authors can face. 

Self-Publishing your work can be very intimidating, but the rewards in the end are worth it.





Speakers
avatar for Angela M Krout

Angela M Krout

High Priestess, Heart of the Bear Grove
Angela Krout is a practitioner, and the leader of the American Eclectic Pagan tradition, and has been active in Pagan circles and communities since 1991 and has been teaching since 1997. In 2015, she brought her late High Priestesses work out of her personal practice and began teaching... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Lower Level Art Programming

2:45pm

Birthing Healthy Covens: Thriving with Purpose
Forming a healthy, vibrant coven (or any spiritual group) that promotes growth and evolution of individuals and the group is never as easy as people think it is going to be. The proper preparation - on all levels - can truly increase the odds that your group will thrive long-term. Lasting only matters, though, if the purpose and practice of the group is meaningful and serves to evolve its members - and that has to be developed from the very beginning.

We will discuss creation of the thought-form, seeding the group mind, developing guiding principles and practices, creating core traditions, successful leadership structures, calling for patrons, and what to expect in the first couple years (the good, bad, and ugly). You will learn a structured approach that works - from the beginning or as 'rehab' for a struggling group - while fostering the creativity needed to grow spiritual development.

While I will present from the context of a wiccan coven (a consistent framework helps every presentation), most of what is going to be shared truly can be adapted to nearly any kind of group with a spiritual focus. And I'm more than happy to help you do that, if desired.



Speakers
avatar for James Dickinson

James Dickinson

High Priest/3rd Degree Initiate, Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Jim Dickinson (Gaelan) is a 3rd Degree initiate and a founding member of Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, serving as a High Priest for 25 years. He founded Coven of the Rowan Star (1992) and Guardians of the Windsword (2002) - both still vibrant, healthy covens. He is particularly valued... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

2:45pm

Bringing Earth Religions Back to Earth: A Historical and Critical Call to Rid Paganism Again of Fantasy, Pseudo-Science, Conspiracy Theories, Immature Theologies, and Other Ridiculous Substitutes for Knowledge.
The first writings, teachings, and cultural/legal victories in our communities came at a time when the general public, filled with fantasy-laden superstitious beliefs, accused us of being dangerous – to which we responded with evidence that we were Earth-reverent, natural people, not reared on fantasy and popular culture, and we presented the earliest sophisticated attempts at contemporary theologies created by modern people enculturated in science, gnosis, and contemporary cultural studies. Recently, this has been shelved in favor of arguing for the importance of conspiracy theories, cosplay, popular culture, and fantasy fiction to inform Pagan identity and practice, -- and now the general public is rightly accusing *us* of being loaded down with superstition, sci-fi scenarios, and an unwillingness to grow up and face reality. This is a growing culture-wide problem.
Those of us who joined Paganism back when it was a collection of religions that engaged intellectual rigor, realistic relationships with the world, and genuine experiential knowledge miss the days of when it was a path that rebelled against blind faith, belief in superstitions, and theological control. Murphy will provide an initial historical presentation of this cultural shift and its components, then open it up to a vigorous critical discussion to generate solutions to help prevent Paganism’s descent into superstitious silliness, and restore its appeal as a mature collection of religions. In short, leave the dragons and sci-fi scenarios for playtime – it’s time to deal with the real, truly magical world as Earth people again.
Facilitator: Murphy Pizza Ph.D
Anthropologist, Author, and Cantankerous Witch Doctor.


Speakers
avatar for Murphy Pizza

Murphy Pizza

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:45pm

Invoking our American Ancestors

In most traditional cultures, the ancestors and heroes are honored as guardians of the living. In Wicca we have the Mighty Dead and in Heathenry the altar and disir. In America, the monuments on the Capitol Mall honor some of those who set forth the ideals of liberty, equality and justice for all in this land. For over two centuries, other heroes and heroines have worked to expand and apply those ideals and understand what they truly mean. They were not perfect—neither are we— but they wait to work with us to defend the rights they fought for. In this ritual we will call on them and invoke their inspiration and their power.


Speakers
avatar for Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson

Diana Paxson is an author of fiction and non-fiction, an elder, teacher and leader in the Heathen and Pagan Communities.Diana became a pagan in the early 70s. She founded Darkmoon Circle in 1978 and was ordained as a priestess in 1982. This work led to founding the Fellowship of the... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 3

2:45pm

Using The Symbols Of The 7 Elder Planets For Empowering Your Magick
Even if you don’t know much Astrology you can use the symbols and glyphs of the 7 Elder Planets to give added power to your spells and rituals. There will be a brief introduction to the powers of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn from a perspective on their use in workings, rituals, and meditation. We will then proceed with an attunement exercise and the creation of bind-glyphs for practical purposes.


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 2

2:45pm

Magick in the Paranormal
How to work with ancestors, spirits and guides in the age of technology.
Just as we can use science to help explain some magickal phenomena, we can use technology to help us experience that magick. The energy that is used in rituals and magick can be measured using the same technology that paranormal investigators use. And many of the beliefs and practices of Paganism can be carried over into paranormal investigation. Join Rev. Emily, a Wiccan high priestess and paranormal investigator, as we discuss the boundary between these two ideas, and how taking a balanced approach can strengthen your spiritual beliefs.


Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 2 Movement

2:45pm

Drum circle
As a Reiki Drumming master and a builder of drums, one of my goals is to inspire people to Drum. Come to our Drum circle, bring your drums and share your rhythms. New to drumming or have never drummed before..no problem..extra drums will be available.



Speakers
avatar for David L Johnston

David L Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 1 Music

2:45pm

Traversing the Realm of Fire and Ice
This ritual allows you, the journeyman, to travel down the boundary of the two extremes of Fire and Ice, of Light and Dark, of Positive and Negative, through all the faculties of yourself. Do you accept the challenge?


Speakers
avatar for Clio Ajana

Clio Ajana

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

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


Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

3:00pm

3:00pm

Memorial for Kathryn Fernquist Hinds
Join community members as we celebrate Kathryn's life with Pie! Pie will be served in party suite 217 and gathering space will be provided in the upper atrium over looking the pool. Feel free to join in sharing memories of Kathryn. This is an open format, so anyone can come and go during this time. 

Speakers
avatar for Cara Schulz

Cara Schulz

Writer/Reporter, The Wild Hunt
I'm married, have an adult son, and no tattoos. Author of "Marshmallows & Martinis: A Field Guide to Luxury Tent Camping" and "Almost Foolproof Mead Making."


Sunday March 18, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Atrium Overlooking Pool

4:30pm

Grith and Frith - Boundary Setting in Nordic ways
Grith and Frith - Boundary Setting in Nordic ways 
Drawing clear boundaries for ourselves is extremely important whether we are working with gods, spirits, ancestors, community members, or our own family of origin. The Old Norse words and runes Grith and Frith, Utgård and Ingård, Nauthiz, Gifu, and Mannaz teach us about healthy boundary setting and community building. 
 
In this workshop we will deepen our understanding of these concepts by working with two tools I call the Garden Fence and the Tree Within. These tools help us recognize, organize, and speak our truth in a healing way. They help us listen and hear other people's truth without personalizing it. They help us remain in our bodies when we are emotionally triggered and give us a framework to stay safe. I will hand out worksheets for each tool. Bring something to write with and extra paper for note taking.
 

Speakers
avatar for Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring, völva - spiritual leader in the Nordic folk community and founder of the Völva Stav GuildVolva Kari grew up in Minnesota with summers spent on her family farm in Wisconsin. Nature spirituality was infused with her Norwegian Lutheran upbringing and music played a central... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Park 1 Music

4:30pm

Mythbusters: Vikings Edition
Horned helmets? Drinking from skulls? Blood sacrifice?

Come learn about some of the realities behind the myths of the ancient Norse, as we discuss cultural and historical practices of the ancient Norse, commonly known today as the Vikings.



Speakers
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Heather Honeycutt-Wyne

Vice President of Twin Cities Pagan Pride


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 4 AV

4:30pm

Prophecies and the Natural Law
Creator Gods laws of life,  laws that apply too all life four legged,  winged ones,  insects,  water creatures,  plants,  trees,  rocks,  human beings.  There is only one law for all life.  Stories too help understand more clearly natural law,  laws of the universe.  The energy that carries us,  how too release n bring forth order within ourselves too contribute too order within all creation is too take our natural place in all creation as human beings.   Spiritually safe practice that is guided and honoring natural law through prophecies.

Speakers
avatar for Daphi Pooyak

Daphi Pooyak

In her professional life Dpahie Pooyak Yeomans is a well respected cultural leader traveling across Canada to many First Nations events and gatherings where she is featured as a story teller and ceremonial woman. Daphie is a repsected youth worker who leads summer camps on traditional... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 3

4:30pm

Tarot & Social Activism
Tarot can be a powerful tool for those looking to find their voice, renew their passion, or unblock their energy in social activism. We'll discuss what activism means to many of us personally, as well as where our energies currently lie. Then, we'll walk through a spread specifically designed to enlighten, ground, and energize both reader and querent.

All levels of social engagement and experience with Tarot are welcome. Bring a deck if you'd like, and your desires for social justice.




Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 2

4:30pm

The Pagan Future
What will paganism look like in 20, 50, 500 years? Will it be as it is now? Will we be a 'mainstream' religion? Hiding in the shadows? The future of our faith/religion/path will be only what we make it to be. So, what are we going to make it into? The purpose of this workshop will be for folks to gather and talk about what we want our future to be and what we are going to do to make that future a reality.



Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Art Programming

4:30pm

The Six Principles of Divination
Using a very simple system of Six Principles, discover ways that you can find your own style and voice in using psychic skills whether using Tarot or simply channeling for another. Beginners warmly welcomed! Please bring a tarot deck if at all possible. I will have some spare to lend.


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 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Park 2 Movement

4:30pm

An Introduction to Filianism: Approaching God as Mother
It has become increasingly accepted that the original form in which humanity conceived God was feminine. In some corners such traditions have come down to the present day, but in most of the world, and particularly the West, they have been lost, and there is now a great seeking for them again. The Goddess spirituality movement, modern Paganism, depth psychology, neo-Gnosticism, and a dozen like upswellings attest to this widespread desire to once more embrace God as Mother.

Amidst the intellectual ferment of 1970s Oxford, a small group of women students, deeply immersed in Greek and Roman classics, Roman Catholic Marian devotion, British feminist Witchcraft, Shakta Hinduism, Guénonian Traditionalism, and the work of Marija Gimbutas, articulated teachings which they saw as the interpretive key to this vast diversity of doctrines—a simple, pure devotion to Our Mother God which has come to be called Filianism, and which can now be found among scattered devotees throughout the English-speaking world.

In this presentation, you will hear the history of a movement that influenced the Fellowship of Isis, inspired the (in)famous lesbian subculture of Aristasia, and disproved Ronald Hutton's thesis that Wicca is "the only religion which England has ever given the world". More importantly, you will also become acquainted with the beauty of its Scriptures, the ingenuity of its synthesis of Abrahamic, Pagan, and Dharmic thought, and the potential of its teaching to respond to the environmental, political, and social challenges of our own time.



Speakers
avatar for Race MoChridhe

Race MoChridhe

Race MoChridhe is an Ovate in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, and a widely-published independent scholar of religion. His recent work has focused on intersections between the practice of literary writing and manifestations of contemporary spirituality, particularly in LGB... Read More →


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

4:30pm

Meditations On Fire and Ice
Personal Liberation and Social Transformation. Using the elements as our teachers we explore the relationship between our personal liberation and social transformation. 

Feeling the duality of heat/fire and cold/ice we embark on an inquiry with our elemental allies.  What are we passionate about? What ignites us? What do we fear? What freezes us?  How can the metaphors of the elements help us understand ourselves and inform our actions?

Come sit with the elements, practice basic meditation skills, and discuss how meditation can be used to strengthen our connection between self and society.


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 →


Sunday March 18, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

6:00pm

Closing Ritual
Sunday March 18, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Park 1 Music