*Ghosti-Con 2019

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Announcing *Ghosti-Con 2019

Dates: 
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 to Sun, 31 Mar 2019

Tear of the Cloud Grove, ADF is proud to present:

*Ghosti-con! I The festival of reciprocity.

*Ghosti-con is the first hotel based festival for ADF and is open to everyone, not only ADF members. The idea behind making this a hotel convention is to make it more accessible to everyone, especially those that can't or won't camp for whatever reason. Our hotel is conveniently located near the Albany Airport, and the members of the grove are able to provide shuttle service between the hotel and the bus or train stations if requested.

Our featured guest this year is Rev. Caryn MacLuan. Rev Caryn MacLuan has been a pagan since the mid 70s, a leader in CedarLight Grove and ADF since 1999. She has been both a priest and the chair of the Grove Coordinating Committee since 2003. She is a retired Coast Guard officer with 21 years of service and has used her leadership, public affairs, motivational training in service of ADF and in other local pagan groups. She is also very involved in different types of healing modalities with master certifications in Reiki and herbalism and has a graduate certificate in herbalism.

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Gretchen Persbacker has been a member of ADF since 2000 and is a former senior druid of Tear of the Cloud Grove.  She is also a member of the ADF Artisans Guild.

Gretchen has a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and has been fascinated by the plant kingdom since childhood.  She...

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Jennifer Sternfeld is the owner of Dinner Vacations Personal Chef Service, founded in 2001.  She is a traveling chef based out of Schenectady as well as a party planner and educator, specializing in world cuisine and regional food ways.  Jen is a frequent organizer and volunteer at local sci-fi...

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I am Rev. Caryn MacLuan.  I have been a leader in ADF via CedarLight Grove since 2000, a priest serving my grove and ADF since 2003.  I’ve been pagan since the mid-1970s.  I am a retired Coast Guard officer with 21 years of service and I have used my leadership, public affairs, motivational...

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Rev. Robb Lewis has been with ADF and a practicing pagan since 1999, and is currently focusing on giving back to the community through various oracular and divinatory practices. He has also has started to focus on international relations and working on promoting inclusive Heathenry.

Sinann Patricia has been a member of Stone Creed Grove in Cleveland, Ohio for 13 years, where she has served as Hospitality Coordinator, as a Wellspring organizer, a ritual officiant, and most recently as Grove Secretary. She is a single mother of a gorgeous, brilliant little girl, Honnora, who...

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Program

 
 
 
 
 

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Beginner
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This is our closing ritual to thank all those that have aided us throughout the festival and bring protection to all on their travels home.

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Beginner
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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...

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Beginner
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Our main ritual this year will be to celebrate and commune with the nature spirits, be they animal, plant, or the unseen.  Bring offerings to the Nature Spirits and be prepared to spend time celebrating them.  This ritual will also be attempted to be simulcast via Facebook.  Tune in to ...

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Beginner
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This is the opening ritual for the festival.  As part of the ritual, we will be doing trance work to meet a being special to the Grove.

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Beginner
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Oracular Seidhr is a Norse ritual where a seer goes into a deep trance and retrieves answers to your questions. Join us for one of these rituals and get advice from the otherworlds

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Beginner
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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...

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Beginner
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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...

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Beginner
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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,...

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Beginner
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As Druids, we hold the nature spirits in great reverence.  And many of us also hold high regard for a different kind of "spirits".  But how often do we contemplate the relationship between the two?

In her book, "The Drunken Botanist", Amy Stewart explores the world of wine, beer and...

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Location

 
 
 
 
 
Ramada Plaza Albany
3 Watervilet Ave Ext
Albany, NY 12206
United States

Tickets

 
 
 
 
 

If you are planning to pay by check, please make them out to Tear of the Cloud Grove, ADF and mail the check to:
Tear of the Cloud Grove, ADF
Attn: Ghosti-con
P.O.Box 33
Delmar, NY 12054-0033

Adult Entry - Early Bird

This ticket gets you entry to the entire festival and includes lunch and dinner.

$130.00

Child - 5 or younger

Child entry for children ages 5 and younger.

$0.00

Child - 6 to 14 Early Bird

This ticket gets you entry to the entire festival and includes lunch and dinner.

$85.00

Day Pass - Friday

This ticket gets you entry to only Friday activities, including lunch and dinner.

$60.00

Day Pass - Saturday

This ticket gets you entry to only Saturday activities, including lunch and dinner.

$60.00

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