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Art Workshop [clear filter]
Saturday, March 17
 

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

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
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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

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

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

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
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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

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
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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 →
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

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

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