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Friday, March 16
 

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
 
Saturday, March 17
 

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
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 →


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

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
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 →


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

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
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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

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