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Friday, March 16
 

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

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

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

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

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
 

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

10:30am

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
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 10:30am - 12:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

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

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
MB

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
avatar for Northern Roots Grove

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

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

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
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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 Samuel David

Samuel David

Samuel David is a Mesopotamian polytheist, artist, writer, researcher, and educator. His first book is awaiting publication with Nephilim Press. Once published, this book, and those which follow, will offer readers the opportunity to initiate themselves into a Mesopotamian mystery... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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