Conference

This room will be used for the vast majority of the sessions.

Outsiders in the Ancient Indo-European World

We've heard about 'those who warred against the gods'. We understand the concept of 'those who would do us harm' both in an ancient and in a modern context.  What about everybody else who lived outside of the circles of civilization, however large or small, in the ancient world?  Who were they?  Were they all outlaws and raiders?  Was there a purpose for some folks to live on the outside?  Was it a place for those who did not fit into other social norms?  This workshop will explore these and other things and we shall see what answers we can come up with.

Aonghus Og

Sword, harp and singing bird: Learn about the Irish god Aonghus Og, trickster and lover, brother of Brighid. A discussion will be followed by a trance meditation for the season that honors him and his beloved, Caer Ibormeith

Truffle Making

Chocolate is a gift from the gods. Come celebrate with us in a hands on Truffle Making class.

In this class learn basic truffle recipes, mixtures and fun add ins for easy gifts, fancy desserts and personal or devotional consumption.  Please come ready to roll with clean hands, no lotions or perfumes please.

If you have dairy or nut allergies we will have another round dessert for you to work with, just let us know!

Stitch and B**ch - Craft hour

Are you a crafter?  Did you start something during the "Pocket Magic - Crafting Medicine Bags" and want to finish it, or make another one?  What about knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, or some other craft?  Come and join us as we dedicate some time to our crafts.  We ask that if you are a crafter, you be willing to share what you're working on and answer questions on how to do your craft.  If you are not a crafter but want to learn, we will do what we can to be your enabler, errr.... get you started.

Protection Magic: Why, When, How

People come to me all the time to ask about this.  There are all kinds of reasons that the energy is really ‘off’ in your home, or that one might sense a ‘presence’, or that things seem to be going wrong in succession, or that one is hearing/seeing/smelling strange things.  We are going to discuss some of the causes for such things, some of the symptoms, how to diagnose what you’re dealing with, and some basic strategies to start with.  Then we will discuss what happens when none of that worked.  Bring your stories and especially the things that worked in your situation.  I have a lot of ex

Ritual Inclusion for Persons with Special Needs

This will be- you guessed it- a discussion of how to better include individuals with special needs in rituals. We will discuss how to provide a nurturing, inclusive environment. Examples of little ways to include the persons with special needs (often, a little goes a long way!) will be given, along with discussion of what to say, and what NOT to say. We will talk about how to remain approachable as a ritual team so that the family and caregivers feel that they can come to you with concerns. 

Consent Roundtable

With the prevelence of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements over the past year, and the multiple "scandals" in the news centered around sexual misconduct and a lack of consent, we will spend the time discussing what consent is, and how it relates to Neo-Paganism in general, and our personal practices.