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Friday, March 17
 

9:00am

Vendor Setup
Friday March 17, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

10:00am

Art Show Load In
Friday March 17, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

11:00am

Operations
Friday March 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

12:00pm

Vendor Room
Friday March 17, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

1:00pm

2017 Going Deep into the Cycle of One
The year 2017 starts a new nine-year universal cycle; it is a great time to evaluate new beginnings. In this workshop, you will explore the power and magic in the number one. One is the Magus, the Magician, a time when our plans can and should take us anywhere. In a one year, we strike out on our own. We have left the past behind, as we forge our own path within and without. Step through the Looking Glass with pen, paper, curiosity, and humor.

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 in the Twin Cities has been embracing Greek,Roman, and Egyptian gods with an emphasis and welcoming of all LGBTQIA since 1998. My devotional areas include... Read More →



Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

From the Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft
When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.” By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in­depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

Little Miss Understood
Hekate is often depicted by modern Pagans in ways that would shock or horrify ancient Pagans. Likewise, the Kore, is often seen as a victim instead of a powerful Queen. Learn how ancient worshippers viewed these two important Goddesses and see if those insights add depth to your rituals.

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."


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Park 2 Movement

1:00pm

Research without Tears and Thievery for Pagans
We live in the Information Age, where the Internet potentially makes it possible for us to find just about anything we might want. This does not mean that the information is worth its bytes. Or perhaps the material is out of reach, what do we do then? This discussion will cover how to find good, solid material for our spiritual and magical practices without breaking the bank or stealing from authors.

Speakers
avatar for Soli Johnson

Soli Johnson

House of Netjer and La Sosyete Fos Fe Yo We
Soli has been involved in occult, magical, and pagan shenanigans since the early 1990s. She has found her spiritual home in the House of Netjer, a revival tradition of ancient Egyptian religion. She also practices witchcraft, honors Heathen Gods, serves the lwa, and occasionally gets poked/pulled in other directions. Professionally she is a librarian, receiving her MILS in 2011, and currently works in public services at a major university library... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Park 1 Music

1:00pm

The Pagan Way of Death: Paperwork Edition
Though it pains us to say it, getting ready to die often involves a lot of paperwork. In the second installment of our "Pagan Way of Death" series, we'll explore advance directives, powers of attorney, wills both magical and mundane, and other documents that can help provide the dying and their loved ones with a map of the threshold.

Speakers
avatar for Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Eli Effinger-Weintraub

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
An atheopagan and member of Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming. Core team member of the Minnesota Threshold Network. Writer, crocheter, queer, cat-mommy. Mildly obsessed with mushrooms. My life is a constant conversation with the world.


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

GLBT Pagans 2: The Future
Do you happen to be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender and want to hear how others in the Pagan community are finding their spiritual path? Acceptance of oneself and by one's community is the starting point for each individual but where do we go from there? Discuss the pros and cons of individual practice versus involvement with a group. What have you found to encourage others outside yourself ? What should we as a community concentrate on to help each other achieve equality, acceptance and a path for the future? New ideas for sharing are encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Brian "Kip " Pirila

Brian "Kip " Pirila

Middle aged gay Pan enthusiast. Wandering but not lost. Looking to bring together the GLBT pagan community to face a sometimes frightening but hopeful future. Nature lover and tree hugger.


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

Lapis & Meil Journey to the Underworld
Join Lapis and Miel on this guided meditation to journey to the underworld. This will include exploring the underworld, connecting with diety, and peering until the future. After the guided meditation, there will be discussion of what we experienced and any emotional processing that may be needed.


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

Pagan Leadership Intensive
Pagan Leadership and Community Building Intensive
How do you build the kind of community you want to be in? Pagan groups face many challenges - power struggles, burn out, betrayal. How can we constructively look at problems and find ways to build healthy communities? This intensive is open to seasoned leaders as well as anyone who wants to build a healthier community. Join us to explore techniques for building sustainable communities including communication, group structures and dynamics, power, boundaries, needs, integrity, responsibility for impact, conflict resolution and more.
* 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. You're welcome to leave early or arrive late, as long as you are quiet and respectful. However, those attending the entire class will get the benefit of exploring more advanced Pagan leadership topics.

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, and Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path. She’s a columnist on ritual techniques for CIRCLE Magazine, and her writing also appears in the anthologies Stepping in... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Art Programming

2:15pm

Book Signing: Diana Rajchel
Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Divorcing a Real Witch
Some may be confused about who Diana Rajchel is, and she's fine with that. She's zig-zagged the Pagan path for well on twenty years, and for the most part did it in a way both public and quiet. She has written and contributed to Llewellyn annuals since 1999. She is the author of Divorcing a Real Witch, and she also wrote the Mabon and Samhain installments of the Llewellyn Sabbat Essentials series. A firm believer in creativity as a healing... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

2:15pm

Pagans with Cancer Roundtable
Pagans, like all people, get cancer. But we don't necessarily see illness through the same lense as society at large. Our methods of healing differ, as well. Ritual, energy healing, plant helpers, spirit guides, goddesses and gods, and more. Integrative therapy is a great first step, but support groups are often monotheistic if there is any spirituality, at all, we are often outsiders. What resources are available that are pagan friendly? What resources are missing? Share your cancer journey, healing rituals and tips. Moderated by Jane Hawkner, Stage IV cancer warrior.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Hansen

Beth Hansen

Artist Harmony Goddess Circle, Hollow Hills Coven & Harmony Goddess Circle
Discovering Goddess energy in Nature and expressing it through art and ritual. | Join in the community at http://www.facebook.com/groups/harmonygoddesscircle
avatar for Jane Hawkner

Jane Hawkner

Creative Director, Eye of Horus Metaphysical
Yes, I am one of the owners of a certain shop in Minneapolis. But if I have no idea who you are, I will not be your friend. We can connect on the store page: http://Facebook.com/eyeofhorusmpls I'm also a geeky, quirky writer, jewelry maker, artist and musician.
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Terrace 3

2:15pm

Tarot in a Magical Practice
There's more than one way to use tarot-- not just as a divinatory tool, but also as a magical tool! Join us, as we discuss the many ways you can use tarot in your magical practice. From creating spells based on a card pulled to identifying deities to communicating with Spirit. This session is geared toward the intermediate reader, though readers of all skill levels are welcome. Tarot will not be fully explained in this session, but will be used to help enhance your personal practice. Bring your tarot deck if you have one!

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. Currently, she reads and teaches classes at the Enchanted Boutique in White Bear Lake. She has written several books such as Tarot Primer and Fill In The... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Park 1 Music

2:15pm

They Buried us not knowing we're Seeds
A discussion exploring how deities and archetypes from ancient civilizations were shaped, transformed, and demonized by invading cultures and modern day religions. We will also discuss reclaiming these stories and the reawakening of these ancient spirits and belief systems.

Speakers
avatar for Kaida Dragonborn

Kaida Dragonborn

Owner/Artist, Little Dragon Designs


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Terrace 2

2:15pm

Worshipping the Goddess
This lecture will use the goddess Athena as a model for discovering and learning about any god/dess. Based on the 19th century work of John Ruskin’s Queen of the Air, Prudence will demonstrate this model discussing Her attributes, aspects, symbols, powers, and domains. Prudence has studied the Greek Gods for over 50 years.

Speakers
avatar for Prudence Priest

Prudence Priest

Amber, Athena, and the Baltics.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:15pm

Reclaiming Body Sovereignty
Experience a joyful and spirit-filled relationship with your body through the gifts of Mindfulness, Self Compassion and Discernment. This workshop will inform and inspire you to reclaim your body sovereignty and enjoy living in your body again.

Speakers
avatar for Sydney Bell

Sydney Bell

Counsellor, Embracing The Body Divine
Sydney Bell MSW, RSW | Counselling & Body Image Coaching | sydney_bell@me.com | 519-501-8953 | | Sydney is a registered social worker offering therapeutic services to support people with a range of life challenges such as depression, anxiety, unhelpful patterns, or relationship and family issues. | | Sydney's passion is working with people who are experiencing body issues to reclaim their body sovereignty. Through her work... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Park 2 Movement

2:15pm

Death and Dying and Beyond
As pagans and as human beings we all have questions and diverse beliefs about death and dying and beyond.It is a subject we often avoid.....however brining it out in the open can be liberating and can give us insights to guide our journey through the Cycles of our Lives. Working for 28 years on a Pediatric Oncology Medical Unit and the passing of a Beloved Twenty year old Daughter brought unexpected personal gifts and extraordinary insights regarding Passing through the Veil and Beyond.....Workshop will include Presentation and Discussion.

Speakers

Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

2:15pm

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 from 2010 to 2016. Her other interests include genealogy research, cheese, Prince, and Pikachu. Elysia lives in St. Paul with her husband and two adorable cats.


Friday March 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

3:30pm

Book Signing: 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. Attend her talks and get her books there. She is available for teaching, just contact her at estelledaniels@aol.com.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

3:30pm

From Elder to Ancestor
After the loss of a beloved community leader or organizer, how do we mourn? Further, how do we best honor and integrate their legacy into our own practice? Come enter a discussion on death, ancestors, and the reframing of our relationships with elders and teachers once they can no longer be physically present in our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Terrace 3

3:30pm

Reclaiming Blodeuwedd
Delving deeply into the Fourth Branch of Y Mabinogi, we will peel back layers of myth, symbolism, and clashing cultural paradigms to reveal the heart of the tale of Blodeuwedd, the Flower Maiden who is transformed into an Owl. We will trace the evolution of the sovereignty motif as found in Irish, Welsh, and Arthurian mythos; make a case for the subtextual mytheme of Seasonality as underscoring the love triangle between Blodeuwedd, Lleu, and Gronw; and as we restore her reputation from Unfaithful Wife to Goddess of Sovereignty, we unearth the lessons she holds for all who seek her wisdom.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Terrace 4 AV

3:30pm

The Authentic Witch: Crafting a Working Tradition
What does it mean to be an authentic Witch? Who or what sets the bar for authenticity? How can it define or impede your path? In this workshop, we'll look at key elements for crafting an effective practice that works for you, from the perspective of the Modern Traditional Witch.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

artist, author, dancer, designer, witch


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Terrace 2

3:30pm

Shaking, Waking and Dreams
With every breath - we dance! In this workshop we will use embodied movement to (like Alice) arrive at our own party. We will wake up to the reality of our surroundings, and dream of possibilities. Come explore how to make magic through movement in a safe and supportive environment.

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. | | I am a Reclaiming Witch. Reclaiming calls to me as a way to integrate my spirituality and social activism. I came to Reclaiming by way of eclectic... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Park 2 Movement

3:30pm

Paganism and Mental Health: Magic, Trauma, and Resilience
Our faith and magical practices can be powerful tools to cope with trauma, triggers, and reactivity. However, some practices may not be helpful due to one's mental health history, history of trauma, or other factors, while others might help cultivate resilience. Join us to discuss trauma informed ritual skills and explore the magic of post-traumatic growth -- AKA the rebirth after the Underworld journey. Session format will include panel discussion with three licensed psychotherapists who specialize in trauma, plus opportunities for small group conversation.

Moderators
avatar for Sherry Merriam

Sherry Merriam

Counselor & Psychotherapist, Sherry Merriam Counseling
Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, 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 has been a practicing Witch and Unitarian Universalist since 1996.

Speakers
avatar for Mark J. Engstrom-Reese

Mark J. Engstrom-Reese

Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in St. Louis Park, MN and a researcher at the Univeristy of Minnesota studying the stress related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He 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.
avatar for Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, non-binary, Reclaiming Feri and Queer Mysteries initiate, parent, mentor, family therapist, scholar, priestess, immigrant, community organizer and writer, who strives to live an integrated life and has a life-long passion for social justice. My hearth and communities are central to my life and practices. I have been living in the Upper Mississippi Valley, specifically South Minneapolis, since 2008 and I call Winter... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

3:30pm

Journey with the Morrigan
Northern Roots Grove is an eclectic Druid group formed in the summer of 2015. We would like to take you on a journey with the Dark Goddess to foster healing and growth by tapping into our darker emotions like sadness, anger, and loss.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Orchard Ritual Space

4:00pm

Art Show
Come experience the work of Pagan artists at our Juried Art Show.

Friday March 17, 2017 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Join the Paganicon Board as we kick off the weekend!

Speakers
avatar for TCPP Board

TCPP Board

Twin Cities Pagan Pride is an independent organization, separate from Pagan Pride International. (That means we have our own incorporation, our own 501(c)3 status, our own bylaws and reporting, etc.) While we were originally created to run the fall Twin Cities Pagan Pride event in coordination with the national Pagan Pride project, our plans have long included the possibility of running other events in the Twin Cities community. (You... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

6:30pm

Opening Ritual: Draw Near And Fear Not
The Lady of Shalott** was cursed. Her life experience was limited to visions of reality reflected in her mirror. We too face a world of second hand and anecdotal information. Join us as we explore the differences between direct and indirect experience. The Lady risked everything to know truth. What will you do?
**A ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1832
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/45359

“Draw Near And Fear Not”

Opening Ritual

 

Processional:

1) "Down We Go" - Unknown

Down we go to the world below,

We bring with us a light to show.

Up we rise with the dark in our eyes,

We bring to light the peace of the night.

 

2) “Crack the Mirror” by Judy Olson-Linde

Crack the mirror from side to side

From the Truth no longer hide

Crack the mirror from side to side

Make a choice to open wide

 

3) “Farewell” by Judy Olson-Linde

Spirits of Earth and Sky,

Spirits of Sun and Sea.

We've honored you this night,

And shared your mysteries.

 

Tho now we end this rite,

When we next call for thee,

We ask that ye return,

Farewell and blessed be.

 

 

 



Speakers
avatar for Nels Linde

Nels Linde

Featured Ritualist / Judy Olson-Linde, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
New Book: Taking Sacred Back, and participating in Sacred Fire Circle. Get involved producing community ritual!



Friday March 17, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Terrace 3

8:30pm

Wendy Rule with Special Guest Kari Tauring
Paganicon's First Friday Night Concert Featuring Wendy Rule and special guest Kari Tauring. 

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule

Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves together music, Magic and ritual to lead her listeners on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s live performances honor her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and beautiful lyrics, combined with her passionate storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic. Over the past two decades... Read More →
avatar for Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Minneapolis based Nordic folk musician, dancer, and storyteller. She is a volva in Old Norse, she “carries the staff” of spiritual tradition within the folkway of her Nordic ancestry through performance, education, and authorship.  


Friday March 17, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Park 1 Music

10:30pm

A Dion Fortune Ritual Session
Dion Fortune was not a Witch, and she probably would never have self-identified as a Pagan but in books such as “The Sea Priestess” and “The Goat Foot God” she described rituals most of us would feel right at home in. For the last eighty years Fortune’s works have been extremely influential in many Witch circles. Join us as we ritualize in the style of Fortune and honor Pan and Isis!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →
avatar for Dodie Graham McKay

Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space
 
Saturday, March 18
 

8:00am

Operations
Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00am - 11:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

9:00am

Woodland Spirits
Using wildcrafting materials from greater Minnesota ( and items you want to bring) we will create a woodland spirit doll an talk about wilcrafting (finding art and craft materials in the wild and or gathering wild foods and the ethics involved) and the ways a woodland spirit doll can be used as not only a work of art, but also as a way to welcome nature into your home.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Lower Level Art Programming

9:00am

Book Signing: Ragabash Halcon
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. Currently, she reads and teaches classes at the Enchanted Boutique in White Bear Lake. She has written several books such as Tarot Primer and Fill In The... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

9:00am

Exploring the Underworld with Snake
Exploring the Underworld with Snake taught by Jody Hodgson We will begin with a guided mediation embodying Snake from an Egyptian standpoint made approachable for children of all ages. We will then make a marionette of Snake. Instruction will be given on using the marionette. Followed by an opportunity to share the techniques we’ve learned through performing in front of classmates.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Kids Programming

9:00am

CANCELLED: The Fire of Willpower
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We are Druids, Witches, Mages, and Magicians. We work in the realms of manifestation and mystery. We work our will upon the world. But sometimes the world doesn’t seem to cooperate with our carefully laid sigils and hand crafted incense. Sometimes it’s hard just to get out of bed. In this workshop Rev. Hill will share some history on the idea of willpower, from the Greco-Roman Stoics to the ideas of Aleister Crowley. Then we will discuss modern research on the psychology and some of the counter intuitive ways we can build our willpower muscles.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace 3

9:00am

Living the Process: Conscious Creation
The act of consciously creating anything can be life-changing. How much more so can this be when the chosen act is one that involves divine or mystical energies such as creating a tarot deck, a piece of sacred art, or a magickal garden? This workshop explores the wonder and chaos which happens when one chooses to open up to these forces as a deliberate spiritual act. Participants will share in a presentation of images of these spiritual creations as well as a lively discussion of life before, during, and after such a period. Those who have done this themselves as well as those who are curious about it are welcome to join in a multi-media interactive sharing of this process.

Speakers
avatar for Tinnekke Bebout

Tinnekke Bebout

Founder, Temple of Hekate Einalian
Tinnekke Bebout has been published in Askei Kataskei, Goddess, Circle, PanGaia, The Loom, and The Goat and Candle. She is the creator of the Female Mystique Tarot (to be released in June 2017), co-creator of The Hekate Tarot, author of The Dance of the Mystai, and she has also been a contributor to She of 10, 000 Names, Pagan Writers Presents Samhain, Taboo, Taboo 2, For the Love of the Gods and Hekate: Her Sacred Fires. | A dedicated... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace 4 AV

9:00am

Nordic Roots Workshop

Through song, movement, and staff rhythm, Minnesota volva Kari Tauring teaches her unique version of carrying the staff of her Nordic ancestors. All are welcome to participate!


Speakers
avatar for Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Minneapolis based Nordic folk musician, dancer, and storyteller. She is a volva in Old Norse, she “carries the staff” of spiritual tradition within the folkway of her Nordic ancestry through performance, education, and authorship.  


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace 2

9:00am

Magickal Traps: How to Avoid Getting Stuck
There comes a time in every magickal practice where everyone comes to a stand still in their magickal growth. We'll explore the pitfalls that everyone encounters on these meandering paths, how to identify them and how to pull yourself out of them.

Speakers
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Dominique Smith

Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Park 2 Movement

9:00am

Tai Chi & Qigong for Pagans
Start your Paganicon morning with gentle, energy-building movement! This workshop will discuss the Chinese conceptualization of Qi -- the life force -- and its relevance to Pagans' use of energy and magic. Participants will then have an opportunity to learn simple movements to cultivate Qi, which can be adapted to any physical ability and incorporated into personal spiritual and physical practice. The presenter will also offer to demonstrate Tai Chi forms, including advanced weapons forms (fan and sword), illustrating the principle of extension of Qi such as we do with magical tools. Resources for further practice will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Merriam

Sherry Merriam

Counselor & Psychotherapist, Sherry Merriam Counseling
Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, 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 has been a practicing Witch and Unitarian Universalist since 1996.


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Park 1 Music

9:00am

Don't leave me lost in the Underworld: Accessibility justice and Pagan Rituals
Many of us strive to be inclusive of all bodies in ritual, yet we live in an ableist overculture that can make it challenging to even understand what radical access might be. In this workshop, we will discuss and share how the language we use, how we manage transitions, and set-up ritual spaces can open or close possibilities for participants. The presenters are three disabled, queer and trans, Reclaiming witches with white privilege who will facilitate an honest, humorous and constructive conversation about why accessibility justice matter in Paganism. We will share experiences and learning moments, and encourage participants to do so as well. Come prepared to descend into discomfort so that we can emerge into a broader understanding of accessibility.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, non-binary, Reclaiming Feri and Queer Mysteries initiate, parent, mentor, family therapist, scholar, priestess, immigrant, community organizer and writer, who strives to live an integrated life and has a life-long passion for social justice. My hearth and communities are central to my life and practices. I have been living in the Upper Mississippi Valley, specifically South Minneapolis, since 2008 and I call Winter... Read More →
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Eddy Samara

I am a queer, transmasculine, disabled witch, storyteller, radical parent, poet-priestess. For as long as I can remember I have been a writer, spinning lines like a web to hold myself together, to find a thread of connection with those around me. Today, I meditate with my eyes wide open, practice the sacred spell of showing up, and still believe that words can change the world. My witchy roots now span multiple decades, winding through... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace 1 Panels

9:00am

Everyday Rituals
How to put rituals into everyday practice.Ways to get rituals into your everyday life. Practice and practical ways to incorporate things you may already know and do into a spiritual experience.

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Wyant

Gayle Wyant

Peer Support Specialist/Artist/Writer
I have been a pagan for about twenty years and have been with the Coven of the Standing Stones for six years now. My minor in college was in World Religions and my major in Social Work. I am in the process of opening a Community Support Program for Adults with Mental Health Issues. I am an advocate, educator and public speaker on these issues and other disabilities. I have been practicing Tantra for over ten years. I am a published author... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Orchard Ritual Space

10:00am

Vendor Room
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

10:00am

Art Show
Come experience the work of Pagan artists at our Juried Art Show.

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

10:15am

Aesthetics of Sacred Space
What makes an altar, shrine, or temple beautiful and satisfactory to the devotee and to the spirits or deities honored? What is beauty, and how are our standards of what is beautiful shaped by the values of our culture, religion, and spiritual practice? What are the principles that guide the creation of sacred places? In this facilitated discussion, we will explore a variety of sacred places and reflect upon the aesthetics of their culture of origin. We will also grapple with why we may judge them beautiful or not. Come to this session willing to feast your eyes, mind, and soul in images from around the world and to fully engage in thoughtful conversation about them.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Raincatcher

Angela Raincatcher

Artist, Nine Ravens Studio
I am an artist, writer, ritualist, and priestess. I am most interested in the places that spirit and art intersect. I am also interested in social justice and ancestor work. I am also the Dean of Students for Reflections Mystery School, founded by Katrina Messenger, in Washington, DC.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Lower Level Art Programming

10:15am

Book Signing: Kari Tauring
Speakers
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Kari Tauring

Kari Tauring is a Minneapolis based Nordic folk musician, dancer, and storyteller. She is a volva in Old Norse, she “carries the staff” of spiritual tradition within the folkway of her Nordic ancestry through performance, education, and authorship.  


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

10:15am

Working with Pendulums
Working with Pendulums taught by Michelle Halonen The class will begin with an introduction about pendulums. We will explore how to use to pendulums to divinate with yes or no questions and also how they can be used to scan our chakra centers. After instruction is given the children will be able to create these two kinds of pendulums. For the remainder of the class the children will be allowed to explore their newly acquired divination skills.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Kids Programming

10:15am

Indunagroana: Heathen Defense of the Earth
Finding inspiration in Heathen and Pagan traditions to protect the Earth, working with Indigenous First Nations and environmentalists from a place of authenticity

Speakers
avatar for Shane Orthmann

Shane Orthmann

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 the seasons and the natural world. Collaborating to create three children’s puppet theatre productions. | | In 2014 Shane traveled to Iceland where he was... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace 3

10:15am

Living in Ilhuicatltonatiuh: Explorations in the Imminent Otherworld
What do the Aztec otherworld and Minnesota have in common? It turns out, absolutely everything! Join Druid and religious scholar Race MoChridhe for an exploration of mythologies–from the Aztec to the Norse to the Christian–in which the otherworld is much less "other" than you may think. Together, we will explore conceptions of the otherworld that place us right in the middle of it here and now, and ask what an "immanent otherworld" means for the way we conceive ourselves, our reality, and the purpose of our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Race MoChridhe

Race MoChridhe

Race MoChridhe is an Ovate in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, a widely-published independent scholar of religion, and a practicing Filianist/Déanist. His busy March schedule will also include presenting research at the annual online conference of the Pagan Academic European Associates Network (PAEAN), open to the public. He enjoys long walks through libraries discussing Goddess spirituality and Guénonian Traditionalism.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace 2

10:15am

What is Remembered Lives: Historical Research for Pagan Practice
A number of Pagan paths remember and honour people who have died before us, as ancestors of blood but also as ancestors of spirit or shared community. However, if we want to honour someone who is older than living memory, we have to rely on historical sources which can be hard to find or difficult to put in context. This discussion will cover possible locations of information about specific people and their communities, the limits of historical research, and how to research and honour individuals ethically in Pagan practice. We'll finish with time to talk through some examples, so please feel free to bring specific questions. About the presenter: Jenett's day job as a librarian includes finding information about specific people associated with a particular community over the last 200 years.

Speakers
avatar for Jenett Silver

Jenett Silver

I'm a librarian and general geek, particularly interested in research, accessibility, sustainable ritual practices, explaining things more usefully, and making things work better overall. Besides my blog, I have a site of introductory religious witchcraft information called Seeking (http://gleewood.org/seeking) which has a focus on "questions people ask that other sources don't seem to explain well" and possible alternatives.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace 4 AV

10:15am

Introduction to Reiki Drumming
As a Certified Usui Reiki Drumming Master (studied under Michael Baird in Sedona) I am excited to offer an Introduction to the Reiki Drumming Certification Course. Combining some of the Shamanic Drumming practices with Reiki, the course provides you with the tools, knowledge, and ability to offer Reiki Drumming in addition to the Reiki you currently use. Attend the workshop to discover some of it's uses and experience a Reiki Drumming Journey!

Speakers
avatar for David Johnston

David Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Park 2 Movement

10:15am

Pagan Publishing
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. Senior acquisitions editor Elysia Gallo from Llewellyn Publications will provide information on acquisitions, publicity, marketing, and distribution from the publisher’s perspective; Nels Linde, Tamara Siuda, Michael Merriam and Jhenah Telyndru will talk about the author’s experience with traditional publishers and self-publishing.

Moderators
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 from 2010 to 2016. Her other interests include genealogy research, cheese, Prince, and Pikachu. Elysia lives in St. Paul with her husband and two adorable cats.

Speakers
avatar for Nels Linde

Nels Linde

Featured Ritualist / Judy Olson-Linde, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
New Book: Taking Sacred Back, and participating in Sacred Fire Circle. Get involved producing community ritual!
avatar for Michael Merriam

Michael Merriam

Actor, Author, Poet, Playwright, Freelance Writer
Michael Merriam is an author, actor, poet, playwright, and professional storyteller. His debut novel, Last Car to Annwn Station was named a Top Book in 2011 by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Fiction and his novella, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep, was long-listed for the Nebula Award. His scripts have been produced for stage and radio and he has appeared on stage in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Tellebration!, StoryFest Minnesota and... Read More →
avatar for Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

n her own words, Tamara L. Siuda is a curious individual. Encouraged by her parents and a large multicultural, multiracial extended family, she has been involved in many different spheres of life: from the histories and cultures of her Onondaga (Six Nations Iroquois) and various European ancestors, to those of Egypt, Western Africa, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. As Mambo Chita Tann, Tamara is a Haitian Vodou... Read More →
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Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace 1 Panels

10:15am

The Dark Mirror and The Well of Need
The Dark Mirror and the Well of Need
In this time of uncertainty, we seek the Well of Need…we seek the magic of the Dark Mirror, the magic of our shadows hidden in shattered glass. This is the magic of the Underworld, of the deep within. It is the magic of the journey, the quest to find that which was lost. The quest to find our power and our magic, the quest to fill our heart with the waters of life. How do you make beauty from the broken?

To claim your power, to heal your heart, to drink from the Well of Need, will you look into the Dark Mirror? Will you wake the song in your blood? Together we gather in the alchemy of participatory, ecstatic community ritual. Join us to sing, dance, and drum the life force within!

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, and Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path. She’s a columnist on ritual techniques for CIRCLE Magazine, and her writing also appears in the anthologies Stepping in... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Orchard Ritual Space

10:15am

Pagans of Color Peace Circle
All are welcome to participate in this PEACE CIRCLE session. The purpose of this session is to convene a diverse group of people for honest and respectful dialog as participants. You will gain exposure to a variety of perceptions and perspectives on societal and personal issues around race, racial equality, and cultural diversity within the pagan community. The peace circle style conversation offers a safe space to foster deeper listening, understanding and respect, all precursors to real justice.
The goal is that the conversation empowers further discourse outside of the circle. Everyone brings wisdom to a circle – -and to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Victor Arroyo

Victor Arroyo

Victor Arroyo comes from a family of curander@s. He was born and raised in the west side of Chicago. His foundation of curanderismo comes from his grandmother and mother who are from Mexico. As a teenager Victor joined a spiritual ancestral danza mexica group. It is there that Victor found the red road.. The red road encompasses the teachings of many indigenous communities in the Americas. He has been fortunate enough to find elders and... Read More →
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Nsasi Vence Guerra

healer/ medium
Nsasi Vence Guerra comes from a lineage of seers and spiritualists. She is an educator, spoken word artist/poet. Her poetry has been featured in various anthologies in cluding Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology and Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology. Nsasi is a practitioner of Espiritismo (Spiritism) She is initiated into IFA and 21 Divisions and is a Level II Reiki practitioner .


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Park 1 Music

11:30am

Color A Spell
Helga Hedgewalker and Estelle Daniels are collaborating on a revised and expanded version of their earlier work—Color a Magick Spell. This book consists of images based on the Major Arcana of the tarot. They will talk about the original collaboration and how the new version was brainstormed and what images they choose to use, with images from the original book, and new ones as well. The book is due out fall 2017 through Llewellyn Publications.

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. Attend her talks and get her books there. She is available for teaching, just contact her at estelledaniels@aol.com.
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Helga Hedgewalker

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 member of the Minneapolis Pagan Collective of Pagan Artists., She is the Illustrator and Co-author of "Color-A-Magick Spell" (with Estelle Daniels) and other pagan... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

11:30am

Book Signing: Heather Roan Robbins
Speakers
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

astrologer/ceremonialist, Starcodes
Heather Roan Robbins, Astrologer, Intuitive, and Ceremonialist with 30+ years experience in MN, NM, and NYC writes Starcodes: astrology by day, not sign, for WeMoon Calendar, SacredPathcenter.com, and roanrobbins.com


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

11:30am

Book Signing: Kiersten Hall
Speakers
avatar for Kiersten

Kiersten

Author, K Hall Books
Author of both the "I Do" Memoir & Corner Confessions - A Novel. | | "I Do" Memoir is packed with hilarious stories of what can happen at weddings from the personal experiences as a professional wedding videographer of 1,400+ nuptials; think 'Funniest Wedding Videos' in book form. Goats, fires, bugs, gold fish, golf carts, tornadoes, etc. Regardless of your relationship status, if you like 'funny', then you'll like "I Do... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

11:30am

Rainstick Myths and Making
This is a chance for kids to learn how some cultures have used rainsticks, and other shaken instaments for raising energy. We will be reading a book of the myth of rainsticks together, making a Rainstick or shaker egg to take home and raising some energy.

This will have some small pieces so parents of small children may not want to make the shaker or will want to make it for their child.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Kids Programming

11:30am

Runic Allies
The Runes are a divination tool and alphabet associated with the Norse and other traditions. They can be intense, fascinating and loyal allies. They offer insight and inspiration to help us connect to our own intuition. In this workshop we will use writing and artwork to explore how connecting with the Runes as allies can help us navigate through our own Underworlds to find our voices, our creativity, our courage and more.
No previous experience with the Runes necessary. All traditions welcome.

Speakers
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Karin Levitski

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
I am a queer witch in the Reclaiming tradition, active in the Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming community. My practice is strongly rooted in ancestral connection and developing a living relationship with my Nordic and Lithuanian roots.


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Terrace 3

11:30am

Sumbel: Connecting with your gods, your ancestors, and your community
A discussion on Sumbel in modern heathenry. We will briefly cover historical and literary references. The bulk of the conversation will focus on the importance of Sumbel in modern practice. The words we speak over the horn during Sumbel resound in the Well of Mimir. This connects us to our gods, to our ancestors, and to our community. The weaving of words strengthens our bonds as a community and more intimately connects us to those gone before.

Speakers
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Todd McCoy

Public Relations Officer, Volkshof Kindred


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Terrace 2

11:30am

The Horned God in the British Isles
For thousands of years, the Horned God has resided in the British Isles in various forms. To the ancient Celts, he was The Horned One, Cernunnos. In the Middle Ages he whispered to his followers in Christian Churches as the Green Man. As Herne, he became an English icon. Learn the real histories behind these powerful figures and how they all fit together. Find out how these three gods became an essential part of Contemporary Paganism, and why their messages still resonate today.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

11:30am

Voice and Movement: Healing and Transformation
Using our bodies as magical tools, we practice the art of changing consciousness at will. Through movement and voice we connect to our body's ability to transform. We utilize ourSELVES to come into fuller potentiality. Come play and explore our magnificence together! No dance or singing experience needed.

Speakers
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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. | | I am a Reclaiming Witch. Reclaiming calls to me as a way to integrate my spirituality and social activism. I came to Reclaiming by way of eclectic... Read More →
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Song

Witch, Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
Singing is just one of Song's many magical practices, which include talking to trees, canine and feline care, singing with the birds, and the sacred herding of 1s and 0s. A long time activist witch, Song finds the divine in fur babies, parks, fine old homes, compost and radical resistance.


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Park 2 Movement

11:30am

Dogwood and Johnstone
An Acoustic Performance

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Nathaniel Johnstone Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, led 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, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.  With an extensive collection of songs inspired by myths and fairy-tales, be prepared for a mythpunk... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Park 1 Music

11:30am

Pagans and the Environment: How Faith can save the Earth
Join this panel discussion as we explore the ways that Environmental protection can be the unifying factor for many faiths. As Pagans, we honor the sacred essence and power of the earth. This belief unites us with others, and could be the unifying thread in a collective effort to save the earth. How can we foster this sense of community and co-operation? How can we support each other in these goals? This panel will explore the possibilities.

Here we are all together on this water planet with no place else to go. It's a round world--there is no"away."

Moderators
avatar for Shane Orthmann

Shane Orthmann

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 the seasons and the natural world. Collaborating to create three children’s puppet theatre productions. | | In 2014 Shane traveled to Iceland where he was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aneesa Erinn Adams

Aneesa Erinn Adams

Birch Basket Tea Company
Founder of Minnesota's Birch Basket Tea Company. Member of the Volva Stav Guild. Visual artist, Art Educator and Global Citizenship Educator in Minneapolis and across Minnesota. Active urban gardener, forager, and nature enthusiast with a passion for wild edibles, mushrooms, herbs, and the healing power of nature.
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Sharon M. Day, is enrolled in the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.  She is one of the founders of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, formerly known as the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force.  IPTF began as a volunteer organization (1987) with all of the work performed by the Board of Directors.  In September of 1988, IPTF hired its’ first staff.  Ms. Day was hired as the Executive Director, May 1990 and has served in... Read More →
avatar for Susu Jeffrey

Susu Jeffrey

Founder, Friends of Coldwater
WATER. Water is my focus since my 1977 arrest at Seabrook N.H. nuclear power plant to being one of the thousands of supporters at Standing Rock. You and I and the surface of the earth are all 70-percent water. All life requires water. | In addition to water politics I am a reporter and poet with five books of poetry published.
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Chris Kirkpatrick

I am currently the Executive Director of The Prairie Enthusiasts and previously was the Director of Land Protection at the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. I am professionally trained as a restoration ecologist, and have 15 years of non-profit land conservation experience. I have attended Earth House for several years, and have also been a part of a small Pagan group in northwest Illinois, the Four Winds Sanctuary, where I was trained as... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

11:30am

The Dark Mirror and The Well of Need Continued
The Dark Mirror and the Well of Need
In this time of uncertainty, we seek the Well of Need…we seek the magic of the Dark Mirror, the magic of our shadows hidden in shattered glass. This is the magic of the Underworld, of the deep within. It is the magic of the journey, the quest to find that which was lost. The quest to find our power and our magic, the quest to fill our heart with the waters of life. How do you make beauty from the broken?

To claim your power, to heal your heart, to drink from the Well of Need, will you look into the Dark Mirror? Will you wake the song in your blood? Together we gather in the alchemy of participatory, ecstatic community ritual. Join us to sing, dance, and drum the life force within!

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, and Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path. She’s a columnist on ritual techniques for CIRCLE Magazine, and her writing also appears in the anthologies Stepping in... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

Are you a Good Kitsch or a Bad Kitsch? Exploring Kitsch in Pagan Arts and Culture
Kitties in witch hat fascinators? check!
Elvis and Marilyn as Lord and Lady? check!
Crowley's "Hymn to Pan" interpreted by Wallace Shawn? check!

What is kitsch in Pagan art, and what is not, and what is the boundary between them? Come explore this topic with the Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists (MCPA) in a show and tell and share discussion!

Some ideas and working definitions will be offered but this is definitely the place to bring your opinion-- and examples! We invite all who are interested to bring EXAMPLES of Pagan kitsch-- pictures, objects, ritual anecdotes, kitschy songs, etc.-- to share. "Witch Kitsch" in all its variety is one great field -- what other kinds of Pagan kitsch are out there?

Some in the larger art world think ALL Pagan art is kitsch because it's Pagan art: we disagree. But where are the boundaries? When does art in Pagan culture slip into kitsch? And what is the difference between "good" kitsch (fun entertaining, tongue-in-cheek) and "bad" kitsch (serious art fail)?

What is the difference between [Pagan] kitsch, schmaltz, camp, and schlock? Can any bad art be kitsch or does it take more? Can well-done art be kitsch? What's so good-- or so bad --about PAGAN KITSCH?

Speakers
avatar for Paul B. Rucker

Paul B. Rucker

Artist/Writer/Ritualist
Paul B. Rucker paints, draws, and assembles mythopoeic art from a Pagan perspective and is also a writer and ritualist. His work is known in North America, Australia, and Europe. A co-founder of the Third Offering gallery, he is also a core member of the Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists (MCPA), which promotes greater visibility of Pagan arts and culture in the upper Midwest, as well as interfaith outreach through arts.


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

1:00pm

Book Signing: Nels Linde & Judy Olson-Linde
Speakers
avatar for Nels Linde

Nels Linde

Featured Ritualist / Judy Olson-Linde, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
New Book: Taking Sacred Back, and participating in Sacred Fire Circle. Get involved producing community ritual!


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Book Signing: Tinnekke Bebout
Speakers
avatar for Tinnekke Bebout

Tinnekke Bebout

Founder, Temple of Hekate Einalian
Tinnekke Bebout has been published in Askei Kataskei, Goddess, Circle, PanGaia, The Loom, and The Goat and Candle. She is the creator of the Female Mystique Tarot (to be released in June 2017), co-creator of The Hekate Tarot, author of The Dance of the Mystai, and she has also been a contributor to She of 10, 000 Names, Pagan Writers Presents Samhain, Taboo, Taboo 2, For the Love of the Gods and Hekate: Her Sacred Fires. | A dedicated... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Ritual Movement for Kids
Come join us as we learn and practice fun ritual movements. We will learn a spiral dance, use scarves and streamers and talk about why movement is important in ritual practice. 

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Kids Programming

1:00pm

Cottage Witchery
This will discuss the methods of kitchen witchery and the hearth and home. How to use the materials and elements around you in everyday life. I will teach how to create magickal lotions, home protection spells, and how to keep your home happy, healthy, and prosperous. I will explain herbs and teach how to use them for healing. I will teach using what mother earth gives us, can enhance your life. No matter what your skill level is, I will help guide you in your education.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Dance with Uranus, wrestle with Jupiter; an experiential approach to the astro-transits of 2017
We take a journey through the looking glass and meet the planets to receive their advice for our path. Through lecture and astro-drama Heather and Teri will share the year’s major transits, then take you on a journey to see for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Roan Robbins

Heather Roan Robbins

astrologer/ceremonialist, Starcodes
Heather Roan Robbins, Astrologer, Intuitive, and Ceremonialist with 30+ years experience in MN, NM, and NYC writes Starcodes: astrology by day, not sign, for WeMoon Calendar, SacredPathcenter.com, and roanrobbins.com
avatar for Teri Parsley Starnes

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 touches on the wonders around us and within. I believe this is soul work. My practice works with myth—the stories running through our lives; magic—the... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

Finding Nature in the Concrete Jungle

Apply Agrippa's theory of the elements to the modern world using this meditative exercise to connect to nature even in the middle of concrete. Part thought exercise, part imagination expansion, this will help you see your urbanized living space in new ways. Bring your imagination and a computer device to look things up.


Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Divorcing a Real Witch
Some may be confused about who Diana Rajchel is, and she's fine with that. She's zig-zagged the Pagan path for well on twenty years, and for the most part did it in a way both public and quiet. She has written and contributed to Llewellyn annuals since 1999. She is the author of Divorcing a Real Witch, and she also wrote the Mabon and Samhain installments of the Llewellyn Sabbat Essentials series. A firm believer in creativity as a healing... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

Stirring the Cauldron: A Ritual Exploration of Movement
Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit. The more we can shift from static to active practice, the more embodied our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we'll focus on how to incorporate dance elements into your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition, using the metaphorical cauldron as our guide

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

artist, author, dancer, designer, witch


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 2 Movement

1:00pm

Indigenous Appropriation in Paganism
There is a fine line between appropriation and appreciation. Appropriation encourages the dominant culture to forget the the tragic history of indigenous cultures under colonialism. How do Pagans fall into the trap of appropriation? How can we lead the charge to prevent appropriation and preserve indigenous culture? Join us as we discuss how Pagans can do our part to prevent appropriation of indigenous culture.

Moderators
avatar for Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

n her own words, Tamara L. Siuda is a curious individual. Encouraged by her parents and a large multicultural, multiracial extended family, she has been involved in many different spheres of life: from the histories and cultures of her Onondaga (Six Nations Iroquois) and various European ancestors, to those of Egypt, Western Africa, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. As Mambo Chita Tann, Tamara is a Haitian Vodou... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Raul Mosqueda

Josiah Raul Mosqueda

Josiah Mosqueda is an Initiated Druid of the Mists of Stone Forest Grove and a devotee of Santa Muerte. As a queer Mexican American of Irish descent, he works closely with ancestral spirits to fight for the liberation of all oppressed beings. Aside from the Eye of Horus, Josiah also works for the Minneapolis Public School district.
avatar for Shane Orthmann

Shane Orthmann

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 the seasons and the natural world. Collaborating to create three children’s puppet theatre productions. | | In 2014 Shane traveled to Iceland where he was... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

The Art of Transition
Nature is in a constant state of flux – moving from season to season, night to day, birth to death, dark Moon to full. But if change is so natural, why do we so often find ourselves freaking out, feeling powerless and ungrounded during life’s inevitable transitions? Join Visionary Songstress and Magical Life Coach Wendy Rule as she helps us to navigate through the paths of change. Drawing on mythology, ritual and guided meditation, Wendy shares the many mercurial gifts she’s learned through a life dedicated to travel, creativity, and spiritual connection to Nature, and reminds us that often the most uncertain times in our lives are actually magical thresholds that hold the key to personal growth and power

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule

Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves together music, Magic and ritual to lead her listeners on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s live performances honor her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and beautiful lyrics, combined with her passionate storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic. Over the past two decades... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

2:45pm

Film Screening: Starry Night
Starry Nights - a short film by Dodie Graham McKay (The WinniPagans, Cooking the Revolution) There once was a time when earlier generations could look up at the night sky and observe the cosmos in all of its glory. The depth and range of the stars were obvious,far beyond what we can see today. Our ancestors created art, philosophy, religion and culture, based on how they perceived their place in the universe. This film follows pagan author, Kerr Cuhulain (Charles Ennis) as he meets the amateur astronomers who are helping reconnect the public to the wonder and beauty of the night sky.
The filmmaker will be on hand to introduce the film, and a Q & A will follow the screening.

Speakers
avatar for Dodie Graham McKay

Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Lower Level Art Programming

2:45pm

Book Signing: Michael Merriam
Speakers
avatar for Michael Merriam

Michael Merriam

Actor, Author, Poet, Playwright, Freelance Writer
Michael Merriam is an author, actor, poet, playwright, and professional storyteller. His debut novel, Last Car to Annwn Station was named a Top Book in 2011 by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Fiction and his novella, Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep, was long-listed for the Nebula Award. His scripts have been produced for stage and radio and he has appeared on stage in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Tellebration!, StoryFest Minnesota and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Book Signing: Wendy Rule
Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule

Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves together music, Magic and ritual to lead her listeners on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s live performances honor her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and beautiful lyrics, combined with her passionate storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic. Over the past two decades... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Nibi Walks Water Ceremony
The Nibi Walks are Indigenous led ceremonial walks along the rivers to pray for the waterways. Virtually all of our waterways are in crisis due to environmental degradation and pollution caused by agricultural run-off, mining, pipelines and development. In Minnesota, the only area of the state with pristine waters is the arrowhead region. Here, we are proposing sulfide mining. What can we do to preserve our waterways? What can we do to ensure we clean up our environment? What is environmental justice?

Led by Anishinaabe Grandmothers, Water Walks respect the truth that water is a life giver, and because women also give life they are the keepers of the water. In Anishinaabe religion prophecies were given before contact with light skinned people. The prophecies state that when the world has been befouled and the waters turned bitter by disrespect, human beings will have two options to choose from: materialism or spirituality. If they chose spirituality, they would survive, but if they chose materialism, that choice would be the end of humanity (“The Seven Fires Prophecy”). We choose spirituality and duality with all people who now live on Turtle Island, regardless of their ancestry. We unite with others and walk towards love and a better future for our grandchildren.

Water Walks are focused and implemented in faith: faith in the water spirits, faith in the earth, faith in humankind and faith in the power of love. No amount of money is more powerful than these forces. When we spend time respecting and thanking the water for keeping us alive, it becomes impossible to abuse it. When we spend time praying for the water, we spend time praying for ourselves; in praying for ourselves we pray for all of our relatives.

http://www.nibiwalk.org/about/

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Sharon M. Day, is enrolled in the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe.  She is one of the founders of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, formerly known as the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force.  IPTF began as a volunteer organization (1987) with all of the work performed by the Board of Directors.  In September of 1988, IPTF hired its’ first staff.  Ms. Day was hired as the Executive Director, May 1990 and has served in... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Orchard Ritual Space

2:45pm

Past Life Regression
Our past holds many lessons, if only they can be unlocked. In this guided journey, learn to access the Hall of Many Doors within your inner temple. Step through the most inviting door to glimpse a previous life and carry its wisdom back to be integrated into your life today.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 3

2:45pm

Six Direction Sovereignty Practice
This daily practice accesses the unique and distinct gift of all six directions - east, south, west, north, up, and down - to help individuals create and maintain a solid energetic container that supports personal sovereignty and centeredness. During this workshop I will guide participants in a process where each participant will receive a gift from all six directions and learn a personal sovereignty and centering practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Chagnon

Jean Chagnon

Founder/Owner, Anamaura
I am an integrative healer specializing in working with women who are survivors of personal abuse, especially childhood abuse. I integrate somatoenergetics and shamanic practice into my psychotherapy to provide a holistic healing environment. I also work to help other professionals embrace a more holistic and integrative paradigm in work with survivors of abuse.


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 2

2:45pm

Understanding the Dark Trickster
This workshop explores the journey into the darkness of the self. Do you relate to the role of the Savior in your daily life? Or do you often mistakenly embrace the Savior Complex? We call upon the Trickster God Hermes and a few others to help us realize the Truth within ourselves.

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 in the Twin Cities has been embracing Greek,Roman, and Egyptian gods with an emphasis and welcoming of all LGBTQIA since 1998. My devotional areas include... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:45pm

Discovering the Goddess in Nature
Come explore your connection to the divine feminine in Nature. We will gather in a seated circle to unite with the Goddess through a guided meditation, chants, rhythm, and new images of the Goddess in Nature. We will work in a large group and also break up into smaller groups for some exercises examining the magic of the sacred feminine embodied in different aspects of the natural world. Join artist Beth Hansen and her muse on this journey of discovery of the Goddess in Nature. Join the discussion in the new facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/harmonygoddesscircle

Speakers
avatar for Beth Hansen

Beth Hansen

Artist Harmony Goddess Circle, Hollow Hills Coven & Harmony Goddess Circle
Discovering Goddess energy in Nature and expressing it through art and ritual. | Join in the community at http://www.facebook.com/groups/harmonygoddesscircle


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Park 2 Movement

2:45pm

Calling the Pipes Home
Special Guest Chief Arvol Looking Horse discusses the call to prayer in these times.

Speakers
avatar for Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. At the age of 12, he was given the responsibility of becoming the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, the youngest ever. He is widely recognized as a chief and the spiritual leader of all three branches of the Sioux tribe. He is the author of White Buffalo Teachings and a guest columnist for Indian Country Today. A tireless... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 1 Panels

4:00pm

Book Signing: Jason Mankey
Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

4:00pm

Book Signing: Jean Chagnon
Speakers
avatar for Jean Chagnon

Jean Chagnon

Founder/Owner, Anamaura
I am an integrative healer specializing in working with women who are survivors of personal abuse, especially childhood abuse. I integrate somatoenergetics and shamanic practice into my psychotherapy to provide a holistic healing environment. I also work to help other professionals embrace a more holistic and integrative paradigm in work with survivors of abuse.


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

4:00pm

Cleansing and Clearing
The mystical community is filled with traditions of personal and environmental cleansing of all types. But most of the technologies used are either from new age or progressive-Christian sources. In this class, based on the speaker’s most recent book, learn about nature-based ways to purify your personal space from a witch's’ perspective. From the broom to the bathtub, you’ll leave this session armed with the tools necessary to reclaim power and well being that lasts.

Speakers

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 3

4:00pm

Fire In The Head: Igniting the Spark of Awen
The Bards and Druids of the ancient Celts sought the blessings of the Awen, or Divine Inspiration, to illuminate their art, and expand their spiritual sight in service to the Gods and their people. In reclaiming these paths to the Awen today, we look to ancient tools and modern techniques to activate this transformational energy in our lives. This workshop will discuss the lore and symbolism of the Awen, and will present several techniques which lay a foundation for the seeker to directly tap into the Source of Awen and obtain firsthand experience of its soul-changing power.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

4:00pm

The Magic of Conflict: Communication is Magic
Communication can be some of our most powerful spellwork. When we move through conflicts, how we communicate, how we interact, how we tune into our feelings and needs, and how we present those feelings and needs to others can transform the outcome of situation.

Together we'll explore some of the core concepts of non-violent communication and how they can be worked with magical intent. How self-empathy and empathy for others help us access our feelings so we can speak honestly about them. How a well-crafted "I statement" moves your need and desire into the world. How to choose words that clearly communicate our feelings without triggering harm in others.

Acknowledging that during moments of conflict stress can be at its highest, we will also look at how contemplative practices can help ease our communications.

Speakers
avatar for Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Crafts, photography, atheistic paganism, and much, much more...


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 2

4:00pm

Pagan Reiki
Therapeutic touch. Reiki. Polarity Therapy. Pranic Healing. There is a wealth of energy healing approaches, each with its particular focus and technique. Experience a form of energy healing that specifically reflects the Wheel of the Year. Learn the activating symbols, the elemental alignments and the best times for utilizing.

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 particular passion: Celtic traditions, Alchemy, Tarot, runes, ogham, how to craft a life of passion and empowerment...the usual suspects!


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Park 2 Movement

4:00pm

Standing Rock: Modern Day struggles of the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota people.
Join Chief Arvol Looking Horse as he discusses the current situation at Standing Rock, the history of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota nations and how the current pipeline situation has reached its current tipping point.

Speakers
avatar for Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. At the age of 12, he was given the responsibility of becoming the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, the youngest ever. He is widely recognized as a chief and the spiritual leader of all three branches of the Sioux tribe. He is the author of White Buffalo Teachings and a guest columnist for Indian Country Today. A tireless... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

4:00pm

Meet the Artists Reception
Join the Artists for a reception in the Art Show.

Speakers
avatar for TCPP Board

TCPP Board

Twin Cities Pagan Pride is an independent organization, separate from Pagan Pride International. (That means we have our own incorporation, our own 501(c)3 status, our own bylaws and reporting, etc.) While we were originally created to run the fall Twin Cities Pagan Pride event in coordination with the national Pagan Pride project, our plans have long included the possibility of running other events in the Twin Cities community. (You... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

4:00pm

Rite of Seven Gates
Descend into the Underworld in this guided journey that harnesses energy work and archetypal imagery to strip away illusions and attachments until only your core remains. Like Ishtar on her own descent, stand naked in the Hall of Judgment to assert your identity and reclaim your power before ascending, renewed, to mortal flesh.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

6:00pm

Llewellyn Happy Hour
Come meet representatives from Llewellyn Worldwide, the oldest and largest independent metaphysical publisher in North America, based right here in the Twin Cities! We’ll have prize drawings for great goodies, authors to mingle with, new books on display, and much more. Light snacks and beverages provided. See you there!

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 from 2010 to 2016. Her other interests include genealogy research, cheese, Prince, and Pikachu. Elysia lives in St. Paul with her husband and two adorable cats.


Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kids Programming

7:30pm

Equinox Ball Feat. Nathaniel Johnstone Band
Equinox Ball Feat. Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Johnstone Band

Nathaniel Johnstone Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, led 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, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.  With an extensive collection of songs inspired by myths and fairy-tales, be prepared for a mythpunk... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30pm - Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00am
Park 1 Music

8:00pm

Sevi Lwa Haitian Vodou Ceremony
Mambo T and Sosyete Fos Fe Yo We welcome you to a ceremony (sevis) in honor of the spirits of Haitian Vodou (the Lwa). This will be a formal Vodou ceremony. Respectful non-participating observers and participating guests are welcome. Participants will be expected to dance and sing, and are required (mandatory) to wear all white, modest clothing (no bare shoulders for any gender). Women additionally need a white kerchief, scarf, or hat to cover their heads.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

n her own words, Tamara L. Siuda is a curious individual. Encouraged by her parents and a large multicultural, multiracial extended family, she has been involved in many different spheres of life: from the histories and cultures of her Onondaga (Six Nations Iroquois) and various European ancestors, to those of Egypt, Western Africa, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. As Mambo Chita Tann, Tamara is a Haitian Vodou... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

10:00pm

Druid Gathering

Join us for an informal Druid Gathering where those who follow the Druid path and those who are interested can come together and get to know your fellow Druids. What will we do? Well, anything goes! Bring your own beverage and a snack to share. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Laurie Froberg

Laurie Froberg

PR and Marketing Coordinator, Twin Cities Pagan Pride
PR and Marketing Coordinator for TC Pagan Pride and Paganicon. Member of the Wiccan Church of Minnesota and Ár nDraíocht Féin. Member and Scribe of the Twin Cities Druid group, Northern Roots Grove. Passionate about volunteering, my children, good friendships and Mother Earth.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Kids Programming
 
Sunday, March 19
 

9:00am

Operations
Sunday March 19, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Summer Room

10:00am

Tools of the Artist
Attention. Vision. Willingness. Transgression. Manifestation. What does it mean to walk the path of an artist? An artist is one who crosses the boundaries between the worlds to bring something back with them into manifestation. An artist is one who follows their vision with keen attention and infinite curiosity. An artist is one who tells the truth of their journeys to help make the world a better place. An artist is one who, through their work, holds up a mirror in which we can see our deepest shadows and our brightest selves. This workshop will focus on the Artist as personified within the Order of the Elemental Mysteries, an esoteric mystery tradition with a four-fold path of Artist, Warrior, Healer, and Steward.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Raincatcher

Angela Raincatcher

Artist, Nine Ravens Studio
I am an artist, writer, ritualist, and priestess. I am most interested in the places that spirit and art intersect. I am also interested in social justice and ancestor work. I am also the Dean of Students for Reflections Mystery School, founded by Katrina Messenger, in Washington, DC.


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Level Art Programming

10:00am

Book Signing: Frater Barrabbas
Speakers
avatar for Frater Barabas

Frater Barabas

Frater Barrabbas is an Alexandrian Witchcraft elder and long time practitioner of ritual magick. He has four books in print, and will publishing a forthcoming book on the Qabalah, due out in March 2013 with Llewellyn. He has over 30 years of experience with witchcraft, paganism, ritual magick and western occultism.


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

10:00am

Book Signing: Jhenah Telyndru
Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

10:00am

Grimoires to the Book of Shadows: A Short History of Magickal Books
Many Modern Witches keep or have inherited a Book of Shadows unique to their tradition, but just how old is the idea behind the BoS? Could it have originated before Modern Witchcraft emerged in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s? Grimoires and other occult books have been an integral part of the Western Magickal Tradition for centuries, and their influence has been felt within a variety of spiritual and magickal traditions, and is still a large part of what many Witches and Pagans practice today. Come learn the histories behind such famous works as “The Key of Solomon” and Agrippa’s “Books of Occult Philosophy” and how the modern Book of Shadows went from being a well guarded secret to a system shared in a variety of popular printed works.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace 4 AV

10:00am

Minzoku Shinto Concepts of the Afterlife
A tour of the various Japanese concepts of the death, the afterlife, the soul, and ancestors from the shintô, Buddhist and Daoist perspectives.

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 plus one.


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace 3

10:00am

The Journey of the Sun: Paving the Way Within the World
Existence is a cycle without end. While forms and functions change, the essence remains intact and continues beyond physical representations.

In Kemeticism, this cycle is personified by the journey of the Sun. The Sun rises and travels across the sky, then sinks below the horizon to traverse the Duat. This journey is not from Heaven to Underworld, or even from Earth to Underworld - all realms traveled are within one world that spans the physical and the non-physical, the individual and the Community.

This session will explore the importance of this cycle and other parallel cycles, with the intent of recognizing and applying them in an Interfaith Community and in daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Nash

Kristen Nash

I am a solitary priest who re-interprets the ritual practices of ancient Egypt with an emphasis on upholding ma'at, reconciling the physical world I reside in with the non-physical world ruled by the Netjeru, and serving the Netjers I have made oaths to. My experience stems from thirteen years of devotion, a lifetime of interest in the culture of ancient Egypt, and self-promoted research. | | Armed with a BA in Art and Film Studies, I... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace 2

10:00am

Exploring Descent and Emergence through Movement and Dance
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, Nia, 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 elements within ourselves, and sense ourselves whole and home within ourselves. We will be invited to reflect our embodied sacred selves to each other, as we explore what it feels like to descend into and emerge from the Underworld as fully embodied beings.

Speakers
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Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, non-binary, Reclaiming Feri and Queer Mysteries initiate, parent, mentor, family therapist, scholar, priestess, immigrant, community organizer and writer, who strives to live an integrated life and has a life-long passion for social justice. My hearth and communities are central to my life and practices. I have been living in the Upper Mississippi Valley, specifically South Minneapolis, since 2008 and I call Winter... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Park 2 Movement

10:00am

Pagan Clergy Addressing How to Welcome Sex-Offenders and Ex-Felons into Our Communities: A Forum
It’s a sabbat, a ritual. You have a new person who expresses interest in your group or tradition.
During a conversation after (or before) ritual, you find out that the person has recently arrived after a time of incarceration in a prison or confinement as a sex offender. This person is an ex-offender, an ex-felon or sex-offender with a desire to worship the Gods in an open and free environment.

What do we do?

For those who think that this is not an issue in Minnesota, we currently are in the process of potentially releasing many Pagan sex offenders who have completed their rehabilitation back into the community. Where can they go?
Where can they worship? Are we going to welcome them or simply say up front - that they will have to form their own communities?


This is a sensitive, but needed and timely discussion. This also affects our communities nationwide.

The topic is presented at the request of the Minnesota Sex Offenders Program, which is in the process of working with a procedure to reintegrate current clients into various communities upon the completion of a very extensive rehabilitation process. We will have a member of the MSOP program available to listen to the suggestions from attendees.

Moderators
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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 in the Twin Cities has been embracing Greek,Roman, and Egyptian gods with an emphasis and welcoming of all LGBTQIA since 1998. My devotional areas include... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace 1 Panels

10:00am

The Magic of the Elements
Discover the Magic of Nature and your unique personal connection with the Elements in this powerful 3 hour Ritual Meditation Workshop. Through the use of beautiful live musical soundscapes, guided meditations, and improvised ritual, Wendy leads us into a world of deep Magic and connection with the Universe. As a group, we sit in circle, co-creating our sacred space, and sharing our individual insights and connections with each Element. Working with the Elements is at the core of Wendy`s spiritual practice of Witchcraft, and this workshop has had rave reviews from both beginner and advanced practitioners worldwide. Wendy’s workshops are joyous, wild, playful, and yet deeply sacred - encouraging true integrity and personal growth. This is a rare opportunity to be in deep ritual space with this unique presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule

Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves together music, Magic and ritual to lead her listeners on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s live performances honor her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and beautiful lyrics, combined with her passionate storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic. Over the past two decades... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Orchard Ritual Space

10:00am

Art Show
Come experience the work of Pagan artists at our Juried Art Show.

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

10:00am

Vendor Room
Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Lower Level Courtyard Rooms

11:15am

Pagan Artists: Spiritual and Creative Process
Pagan Artists: Spiritual and Creative Process
Are you a Pagan artist? Or are you just interested in the creative and spiritual process of artists? Join a panel of Pagan artists for a lively and varied discussion, and perhaps even some demonstration. We’ll explore how our Pagan spirituality intersects with our creative process, art as a process for personal practice, creativity magic, and more. Do you create art that reflects your practice? How do you bring spirituality into your art? Are you curious about how to use creativity magic even if you don’t consider yourself an artist? Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas!

Moderators
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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, and Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path. She’s a columnist on ritual techniques for CIRCLE Magazine, and her writing also appears in the anthologies Stepping in... Read More →

Speakers
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Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Crafts, photography, atheistic paganism, and much, much more...


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Lower Level Art Programming

11:15am

Book Signing: Ragabash Halcon
Speakers
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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. Currently, she reads and teaches classes at the Enchanted Boutique in White Bear Lake. She has written several books such as Tarot Primer and Fill In The... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

11:15am

Accidental Talismans
A talisman is an expression of a desire, of faith; it is any object that holds a belief. Everyone makes them; they are our wedding bands, the baby pictures of our children, and scrapbooks from a special trip. However we infuse talismans of a darker nature even more easily; they are the creatures that lurk under our beds and the monsters that lie in our closets in the form of boxes, stuff and junk we know we should get rid of…but somehow…it’s attached itself to us. Our junk and clutter are powerful talismans which we have accidentally infused with power. They have taken on a sentient life of their own; feeding off of our life force, depleting our energy, keep us harnessed to the past and holding us back from the possibilities of the future. Described by Magick Radio Chicago host Bishop Lainie Peterson as “one of the most original areas of esoteric magical thinking I’ve ever encountered. It’s not only highly practical; it’s made quite an impact on me.” Participants will learn how our Accidental Talismans affect us physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Terrace 2

11:15am

Building and Expanding the Pagan Homeland
Pagans are, in many ways, people of geography as we have historically defined ourselves in terms of place and where we come from. Unfortunately we do not currently have anything resembling a homeland are inherently held back by not having a place to come from, be buried at, produce and grow life's necessities, and have permanent sacred space. There are a few places that are attempting to establish homeland and this discussion will be about those places and how to expand them and create other spaces that might someday interlock and create a new pagan homeland

Speakers

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Terrace 3

11:15am

It's About Time: Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Calendars
Join Egyptologist and Nisut Tamara L. Siuda for a discussion about the ancient Egyptian, or Kemetic, festival calendar. Thousands of years and millions of people celebrated festivals and seasons in accordance with this 12-month liturgical calendar - which served as a major influence on the calendars we used today and is still being used by pharaonic descendants in Egypt as the Coptic Orthodox calendar. We will discuss the major festivals, how they were celebrated in ancient times, and how you can honor them now.

Speakers
avatar for Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

n her own words, Tamara L. Siuda is a curious individual. Encouraged by her parents and a large multicultural, multiracial extended family, she has been involved in many different spheres of life: from the histories and cultures of her Onondaga (Six Nations Iroquois) and various European ancestors, to those of Egypt, Western Africa, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. As Mambo Chita Tann, Tamara is a Haitian Vodou... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

11:15am

Black Mirror Meditation: Embracing the Darkness Within
The black mirror shows us the faces we rarely want to look at. Within it we can see strange and shifting figures, some hideous and disturbing, some beautiful and alluring. Join us for an introduction to black mirror meditation and take a step closer to discovering your shadow self. Learn why and how the darkness within us can benefit us. When we face it and integrate it into the light we make ourselves a more complete and whole being. Bring your own black mirror or purchase one of ours for the donation of your choice.

Speakers
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Winter Nyx

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 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Park 2 Movement

11:15am

The Journey to our Own Personal Underworld

Shadow work is crucial as individuals, as a community, and as a society. Let's dig through some of our more occulted aspects to see what treasures we find.

* How do we use ritual to ease moving through Shadow?

* What role can psychopomps play in personal work?

* How do we approach shadow work – as artists, as writers, as Pagans?

* What are we afraid to talk about in our spiritual practices?

Join us for a lively discussion, and bring your own perceptions and questions to share.


Moderators
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 from 2010 to 2016. Her other interests include genealogy research, cheese, Prince, and Pikachu. Elysia lives in St. Paul with her husband and two adorable cats.

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 particular passion: Celtic traditions, Alchemy, Tarot, runes, ogham, how to craft a life of passion and empowerment...the usual suspects!
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Divorcing a Real Witch
Some may be confused about who Diana Rajchel is, and she's fine with that. She's zig-zagged the Pagan path for well on twenty years, and for the most part did it in a way both public and quiet. She has written and contributed to Llewellyn annuals since 1999. She is the author of Divorcing a Real Witch, and she also wrote the Mabon and Samhain installments of the Llewellyn Sabbat Essentials series. A firm believer in creativity as a healing... Read More →
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

Founder, Sisterhood of Avalon
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”, “Seasons of Sovereignty” and a forthcoming book on the Goddess Rhiannon. She has been presenting workshops internationally since 1997, and facilitates transformational journeys to sacred... Read More →
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

artist, author, dancer, designer, witch


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

11:15am

The Magic of the Elements Part Two
Discover the Magic of Nature and your unique personal connection with the Elements in this powerful 3 hour Ritual Meditation Workshop. Through the use of beautiful live musical soundscapes, guided meditations, and improvised ritual, Wendy leads us into a world of deep Magic and connection with the Universe. As a group, we sit in circle, co-creating our sacred space, and sharing our individual insights and connections with each Element. Working with the Elements is at the core of Wendy`s spiritual practice of Witchcraft, and this workshop has had rave reviews from both beginner and advanced practitioners worldwide. Wendy’s workshops are joyous, wild, playful, and yet deeply sacred - encouraging true integrity and personal growth. This is a rare opportunity to be in deep ritual space with this unique presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule

Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves together music, Magic and ritual to lead her listeners on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Wild, wise and empowering, Wendy’s live performances honor her deep spiritual and magical connection to Nature. Her extraordinary voice and beautiful lyrics, combined with her passionate storytelling, invite us to celebrate and connect with our own deep Magic. Over the past two decades... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

1:00pm

The Witches Art
Artist, designer, and author Laura Tempest Zakroff will share with you the processes behind the creation of her art and the items she designs, and where it merges with magick, spellcraft, and devotional work. She will also guide you through how to consider integrating art and design into your own practice.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

artist, author, dancer, designer, witch


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level Art Programming

1:00pm

Book Signing: Tamara L. Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)
Speakers
avatar for Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

Tamara L Siuda (Mambo Chita Tann)

n her own words, Tamara L. Siuda is a curious individual. Encouraged by her parents and a large multicultural, multiracial extended family, she has been involved in many different spheres of life: from the histories and cultures of her Onondaga (Six Nations Iroquois) and various European ancestors, to those of Egypt, Western Africa, and the African Diaspora in the Caribbean. As Mambo Chita Tann, Tamara is a Haitian Vodou... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

1:00pm

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 particular passion: Celtic traditions, Alchemy, Tarot, runes, ogham, how to craft a life of passion and empowerment...the usual suspects!


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

1:00pm

Amber and Baltic Tradition
Prudence Priest, Romuva Ambassadress to the USA, will discuss ‘Baltic gold’ (amber), its history, uses, myths, and relate it to Romuva, one of the last surviving indigenous European traditions. Lithuania was not converted till 1387. She travels annually to the Baltics to buy amber and visit her home and temple in Romuva village near Vilnius. Prudence will have amber, jet & bronze jewellery available in the vendor area and will bring items from her private collection for her workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Prudence Priest

Prudence Priest

Amber, Athena, and the Baltics.


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 4 AV

1:00pm

Connecting to the Urban Spirit

On Connecting to Your Urban Spirit

This guided city-spirit meditation allows you to connect to St. Louis Park and Minneapolis. You can then take this technique back and practice it in your own municipality. Learn how to spot locations that can facilitate finding jobs, places to live, and seed happier neighborhoods. Discover how to find nature in even the most unnatural setting. Your city spirit affects you and your identity - learn how to shape it into a symbiotic relationship. Incorporate the City itself into your workings!


Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Divorcing a Real Witch
Some may be confused about who Diana Rajchel is, and she's fine with that. She's zig-zagged the Pagan path for well on twenty years, and for the most part did it in a way both public and quiet. She has written and contributed to Llewellyn annuals since 1999. She is the author of Divorcing a Real Witch, and she also wrote the Mabon and Samhain installments of the Llewellyn Sabbat Essentials series. A firm believer in creativity as a healing... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 1 Music

1:00pm

Effective Tylering
The tyler does a job that helps make rituals and events better. Being an effective tyler requires special skills and abilities. Estelle started tylering over 25 years ago, and is still learning. She will demonstrate the technique of walking the perimeter--creating a shield around a space. She will talk about practical ritual considerations--dealing with the non-theological aspects of ritual design and execution. And she will touch upon practical psychic self-defense. All this is just an overview of what it takes to be a tyler. You should get a good idea of what the job is all about, and if it's for you.

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. Attend her talks and get her books there. She is available for teaching, just contact her at estelledaniels@aol.com.


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

Finding Our Inner Divinity
So many pagan paths include the idea that we are all Divine in some sense. Thou art God/dess is a common way of putting this, but there are many. And all of them point to one central idea - that human is divine.

And yet, we live in a world in which inner divinity is shunted to the side. Things that center upon the self as sacred are decried as selfish. What matters is the bottom line, not the person crushed underneath it.

How do we find our inner divinity? How do we nurture it, celebrate it, live it in daily life? How are we divine humans? How do we celebrate and encourage the divinity in those around us, in our families, our workplaces, our social groups?

It is easy to be Divine in circle. The question is, how do we take our sacred humanity with us when we leave.

Speakers
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Genevieve Wood

When I'm not knitting, I'm writing. For that matter, when I'm writing, I'm still knitting! If found without yarn, please check for pulse. | | I also write a religious humanism philosophy called FlameKeeping, random fantasy fiction, and a political blog where I rant about the politics of fear.


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Into the Sea of Dreams
Sigmund Freud said that if we were to ever find evidence of the paranormal, we would find it in dreams. From dream telepathy to precognition, out of body experiences and lucid dreaming, come explore the vast sea of alternate perception floating just beneath the surface of our waking minds.

Speakers
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Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 2 Movement

1:00pm

Religious Identity: Interfaith Interactions
An open discussion covering:
*Interfaith relationships with family, partners, friends, and the general public *Practising a faith that differs from your family and ancestors *What parts, if any, of your religious culture and heritage that you maintain and practise

The presenters will be from a wide range of religious paths and backgrounds, not all of them Pagan. This will be a good presentation to bring your family members, friends, and partners to.

Speakers
avatar for Kaida Dragonborn

Kaida Dragonborn

Owner/Artist, Little Dragon Designs


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

1:00pm

Breaking Inhibitions
We enter the Underworld to break and release inhibitions that we see, feel, and recognize as detrimental to our individual spiritual development. This will include a brief mediation and the Invocation of Lady Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads and Lord Dionysus-Zagreus, in his roles as the God of Limitations as well as The Divine Hero and Hunter. Be prepared to personally evaluate your discoveries (in silence or in speech), and what you would like to do to further your progress.


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orchard Ritual Space

2:45pm

Potioncraft
The use of herbal potions and liquid mixtures extends back almost as far as the written word. In ages past when the worlds of medicine and spirit were synonymous, potions were the first resource for all issues of both a physical and spiritual nature. Steeped in stereotype and fictional folklore, discover the joy of making your own expertly crafted potions for health, luck, money, protection, power, spiritual journeying, and more.

This hands-on workshop will involve crafting your own spray potion for cleansing and purification that you'll be able to take home with you.

Speakers

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Lower Level Art Programming

2:45pm

Book Signing: Estelle Daniels
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. Attend her talks and get her books there. She is available for teaching, just contact her at estelledaniels@aol.com.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Book Signing: Michelle Belanger
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Upper Atrium Book Signing Table

2:45pm

Affirming Sacred Sex
Join us for 90 minutes of ASS-affirming sacred sex. We will use embodied magic to explore our sacred yes and our sacred no. With Persephone as our ally, we will delve into the underworld and explore consent in the realm of sacred sex. All bodies, genders, abilities, and sexualities welcome. Despite your wildest hopes or deepest fears, no actual sex or nudity will take place during this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Levitski

Karin Levitski

Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming
I am a queer witch in the Reclaiming tradition, active in the Upper Mississippi River Reclaiming community. My practice is strongly rooted in ancestral connection and developing a living relationship with my Nordic and Lithuanian roots.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 3

2:45pm

Egyptian Mysteries: The Amduat and the Cycle of Life and Death
The Egyptian underworld cycle of the Sun God Ra, who descended into the dark world of demons, gods, goddesses and the dead in order to achieve rebirth and renewal is one of the greatest mysteries in the ancient Egyptian world. It is also the proto-type for the resurrection of the Pharaoh, his court, and ultimately all Egyptian people who could afford the cost. The Amduat is a New Kingdom literary invention that encapsulates the mystery of the this passage into the twelve hours of the night. Frater Barrabbas will explore this Egyptian mystery and show how this mythic based cycle is similar to the cycle of initiation in the Western Mystery tradition. He will also show how this cycle of light and darkness, life and death is integral to the magical process of spiritual transformation, and how it emulates the cosmogonic cycle in the Trumps of the Tarot. The Tarot is indeed the lost book of Thoth of ancient Egypt, and Frater Barrabbas will show all of the elements work together to fashion a magical methodology still relevant today.

Speakers
avatar for Frater Barabas

Frater Barabas

Frater Barrabbas is an Alexandrian Witchcraft elder and long time practitioner of ritual magick. He has four books in print, and will publishing a forthcoming book on the Qabalah, due out in March 2013 with Llewellyn. He has over 30 years of experience with witchcraft, paganism, ritual magick and western occultism.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 4 AV

2:45pm

Off with their Heads: Curses, Blessings, and Words of Power
Mark Reese and EmrysAnu team up again to facilitate a scintillating conversation around some of the hottest topics in Pagan Ethics.

Blessings and Curses. Some have suggested these are two sides of the same coin differentiated only by intent or perception. How do we define a blessing or a curse? In what situations is one or the other an ethically positive choice? What kinds of things should we consider before choosing to bless or curse? Does one or the other require greater reflection? What kinds of energetic and ethical repercussions should we consider? How do we respect our own power through the words we choose?

Words are the interface between intention, desire, action, and manifestation. Put on your thinking caps and come share your thoughts and words on this important topic. We promise you'll leave with food for thought.

Speakers
avatar for EmrysAnu

EmrysAnu

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 Mark J. Engstrom-Reese

Mark J. Engstrom-Reese

Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in St. Louis Park, MN and a researcher at the Univeristy of Minnesota studying the stress related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He 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.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 2

2:45pm

The Age of the Empath
What is an Empath? What traits or abilities do Empaths have? How do you survive as an Empath in this new cycle we have entered? Chances are, either you are an Empath, or someone close to you is. It seems like more and more people are connecting with other Empaths in their lives. Why? Why now? How do you use this to help yourself, your loved ones, your Mother Earth and your Spiritual Path?
This workshop will discuss what an Empath is, ideas to help hone these skills and ways to incorporate this ability to further your life purpose

Speakers

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Orchard Ritual Space

2:45pm

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

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 2 Movement

2:45pm

Drum Circle
As a vendor of various types of Drums (Dragonhill), I would like to offer my Drums and my expertise in facilitating a Drum Circle here at Paganicon 17. Bring your Drums...Bring your Rhythms....and learn a new one!! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Speakers
avatar for David Johnston

David Johnston

owner, Dragonhill
Drumming


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 1 Music

2:45pm

Steampunk Spirituality
Is Steampunk more than just a style? Are there spiritual principals and Pagan friendly philosophies getting incorporated into this movement that crosses literature, décor, art, movies and fashion. How has it affected your spirituality? Discuss this subject with a panel of interested people about up side and down side of Victorian fantasy and the attitudes that go with it. Feel free to wear your steampunk attire and participate in sharing your experiences and viewpoint of this social movement.

Speakers
avatar for Brian "Kip " Pirila

Brian "Kip " Pirila

Middle aged gay Pan enthusiast. Wandering but not lost. Looking to bring together the GLBT pagan community to face a sometimes frightening but hopeful future. Nature lover and tree hugger.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 1 Panels

3:00pm

4:30pm

4:30pm

CLOSING PLENARY: CREATING SPACE IN THE DOMINANT CULTURE
The dominant culture is a culture that is the most powerful, widespread, or influential within a social or political entity in which multiple cultures are present. In a society refers to the established language, religion, values, rituals, and social customs. These traits are often the norm for the society as a whole.

Given this description, how can Pagans create space for those representing non-dominent cultural aspects? How can we pave the way for others to follow? How can we ensure equal representation by raising our hands and our voices? Join this panel as we discuss how Pagans can lead the way in creating space for everyone within the dominant culture.

Moderators
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Becky Munson

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

Speakers
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Victor Arroyo

Victor Arroyo comes from a family of curander@s. He was born and raised in the west side of Chicago. His foundation of curanderismo comes from his grandmother and mother who are from Mexico. As a teenager Victor joined a spiritual ancestral danza mexica group. It is there that Victor found the red road.. The red road encompasses the teachings of many indigenous communities in the Americas. He has been fortunate enough to find elders and... Read More →
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Michelle Belanger

Michelle is an author, occult expert, presenter, singer, media personality, gifted psychic and skilled energy worker. We couldn’t think of a better expert to help us with our Through the Looking Glass: A Journey to the Underworld theme! Michelle has authored more than two dozen non-fiction books on paranormal and occult topics. These include Walking the Twilight Path(Llewellyn) which discusses the concept of death... Read More →
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Nsasi Vence Guerra

healer/ medium
Nsasi Vence Guerra comes from a lineage of seers and spiritualists. She is an educator, spoken word artist/poet. Her poetry has been featured in various anthologies in cluding Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology and Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology. Nsasi is a practitioner of Espiritismo (Spiritism) She is initiated into IFA and 21 Divisions and is a Level II Reiki practitioner .
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Shane Orthmann

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 the seasons and the natural world. Collaborating to create three children’s puppet theatre productions. | | In 2014 Shane traveled to Iceland where he was... Read More →
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Prudence Priest

Amber, Athena, and the Baltics.


Sunday March 19, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 1 Panels

6:00pm

Closing Ritual
Speakers
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Nels Linde

Featured Ritualist / Judy Olson-Linde, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
New Book: Taking Sacred Back, and participating in Sacred Fire Circle. Get involved producing community ritual!


Sunday March 19, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels

6:00pm

Closing Ritual: Out of the Shadows

Closing Ritual – “Out of the Shadows”

4)"Air Will Hear Me" - Expanding Inward

Air will hear me
Fire will know
Water will fill me
Earth will hold



Speakers
avatar for Nels Linde

Nels Linde

Featured Ritualist / Judy Olson-Linde, Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise
New Book: Taking Sacred Back, and participating in Sacred Fire Circle. Get involved producing community ritual!


Sunday March 19, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Terrace 1 Panels