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Friday, March 18
 

8:00am

Vendor setup
Friday March 18, 2016 8:00am - Sunday March 18, 2018 12:00pm
~ Courtyard Rooms ~

11:00am

Hospitality Suite
Friday March 18, 2016 11:00am - Sunday March 18, 2018 12:00am
~ Hospitality Suite ~

11:00am

Operations
Go to operations if you need something from Paganicon staff for registration, lost+found, first aid, and other needs that can't be addressed elsewhere.

Friday March 18, 2016 11:00am - Sunday March 18, 2018 12:00am
~ Operations ~

12:00pm

Vendor Room Open
Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
~ Courtyard Rooms ~

1:00pm

A Brief Overview of Emerging Queer Spirit
In the early 1970s, many new things were beginning to emerge and stretch their wings. Many ancient things were stirring and slowly, yet confidently, moving into the light of sun and moon. Many senses were reawakening to the possibilities and understandings that dwell in living flesh and bone. This was the enlivened environment of renewal that the current iteration of Queer Spirit emerged. Since then, Queer Spirit has grown and evolved, integrating itself throughout the whole of the Earth.

I invite you to join me in exploring the roots, the blossoms, and the seeds of Queer Spirit and how the tinctures of its magics are informing the emerging Cultures of Beauty, Balance, and Delight.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Engstrom-Reese

Donald Engstrom-Reese

I am, among other things, an artist, gardener, Heathen Witch, and vitki. I have been consciously involved with Mystery and the Spirit Peoples for over thirty years. My life is an active every changing balance between the wild, the domestic, art, gardening, the runes, Queer Spirit... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Terrace 4

1:00pm

Adventures in Self Publishing
Two Books and a deck. In the past year I and my partners have published two books  on Tarot and a Tarot Deck. Come hear how it was done, and get some ideas on the self publishing process, and have a laugh or two at our collective expense. The books and Deck will be available for sale. before and after the session.

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... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Terrace 1

1:00pm

The Power of Line & Symbol– The Art of Sigil Magick
Are you intimidated by the idea of Sigil Magick? Do you think it's only for Ceremonial Magicians? Afraid you may make a mistake or aren't an artist? Fear not! Ancient civilizations from around the globe have harnessed the power of the drawn line to make their mark on the world. We'll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, what they can mean for you, and how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. Laura blogs for Patheos... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Designing and Facilitating Intensive Rituals
Would you like to lead more magical, memorable rituals? How do you design rituals with intensity, depth, and impact? Perhaps you want to facilitate group rituals that engage people in the deep magic, that explore personal shadows, to look into the mirror of souls. Or perhaps you just want to learn some techniques for leading more potent rituals.
We’ll talk about choosing a ritual theme, working with ritual techniques to draw people into the theme, ritual structure and energetic flow, logistics, ecstatic and embodied techniques, trancework, engaging participation, and more. We’ll discuss how to facilitate rituals that break people past the surface work while ensuring consent. All skill levels welcome; experienced ritualists will learn to facilitate stronger rituals; new ritualists will learn foundations.
*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, and you don’t need to stay the entire time. However, those attending the entire class will get the benefit of exploring more advanced ritual facilitation techniques.

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... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Orchard Room

2:00pm

15 Financial Myths Demystified
15 Financial Myths, Demystified –– Workshop

Do you know some of the widely believed financial myths? Common misconceptions about financial strategies can interfere with your future. For instance, do you think you have enough life insurance through your job? What happens if you leave? Do you think your portfolio should feature proven “winners” only? Do you think Estate Planning is only for the super wealthy? Learning the truth can help you protect your future.

Get the truth behind these and other common misconceptions:
• Estate planning is only for the wealthy
• Employer-owned insurance is enough
• Market timing is what it takes to make money
• Retirement investing ends at retirement
• Business owners don’t need retirement savings

Travis Apollo Haage
AXA Advisors Financial Professional
Two Meridian Crossings, Ste 450, Mpls, MN 55423
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mn.axa-advisors.com | travis.haage@axa-advisors.com
www.facebook.com/TravisApolloFP

Securities offered through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC. Annuity and insurance products offered through AXA Network, LLC and its insurance agency subsidiaries. AXA Network, LLC does business in California as AXA Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC and, in Utah, as AXA Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC. AXA Advisors and AXA Network do not provide tax or legal advice.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Apollo Haage

Travis Apollo Haage

Financial Professional, AXA Advisors
Travis Apollo has been a bright spark in the Twin Cities pagan community since his early youth. A wealth of valuable spiritual life experiences and examples of commitment to community have forged him into a principled Financial Professional driven by a desire to make a lasting impact... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 3

2:00pm

Is Gia Sick?
This is an examination of Paganicon's inaugural keynote speaker, Archdruid John Michael Greer's religious, economic and political philosophy ("The Long Descent") the Gaia is sick from our Civilization and our future survival depends on returning to a low energy culture. Neither I nor 2014 Guest of Honor Oberon Zell think the 'Easter Island Syndrome' is the best approach for the survival of civilization and humanity. Join us as I explain why. I'd love to hear your ideas!

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 1

2:00pm

The Magic of Conflict: Simple Tools to Find Balance in Chaos
Conflict is an inescapable part of our lives, whether it surfaces among family members, among friends, or among members of a coven or tradition.
Explore the ways we react to and process conflict. Find your primary conflict style. Through guided meditation connect with the energy of other styles that may bring about different resolutions.
Dive into Core Concerns to discover what lies beneath conflicts. Ask deeper, more insightful questions.
We will walk the spiral of conflict resolution and look at the ways that conflict brings opportunities for magic into our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub is a mediator and conflict coach, artist, and creator. Through their work with people in conflict they have seen how conflict can transform relationships and communities. Finding the ways for this transformation to be positive and life-affirming is their chosen... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 4

2:00pm

Visual Alchemy: Where Art & Magick Meet
Since the beginning of time, humanity has used art and object as a way to affect, influence and seek order in the seen and unseen world. From cave paintings to veves, tomb shrines to shadowboxes, we will look at the history, power, and practice of magical art and object, as well as how to explore it hands-on for yourself.

About the presenter: Laura "Tempest" Zakroff is a professionally trained fine artist and designer who has also been a metaphysical practitioner for most of her life. Her work explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. Laura blogs for Patheos... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 2

3:00pm

Exploring the World Tree
The World Tree touches all cultures and realities. In this guided meditation we climb the world tree and spend time visiting across the realms. If you are interested in exploring Deity and wondering what you are attracted to, or if perhaps you are wondering about Deities that might be attracted to working with you please join us.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 1

3:00pm

Livable: Universal Design and Ritual Practice
Our lives are constantly changing. The ritual practices that work for us one year may be completely impractical the next, because our living situation, our health, our family structure, our work, or other major parts of our life have changed. Universal design is the idea of creating practices, objects and resources so they can be used by people with the widest range of abilities, experiences, and circumstances. This workshop will focus on how to use universal design practices to help us create sustainable and flexible personal ritual practices, but we’ll also touch on applying these principles to group events and other shared activities.

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... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 2

3:00pm

Pagan Speed Friending
Back by popular demand - Pagan Speed Friending! If you came on your own and don't know a lot of people, or just want to make new friends to enjoy the con with over the course of the weekend – this is the place for you! It’s amazing how well you can get to know others quickly with our speed friending system. Lots of lasting friendships were formed last year during this event. Come with an open mind and an open heart, and get ready for some fun. : )

Speakers
avatar for Elysia Gallo

Elysia Gallo

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Llewellyn Worldwide
Elysia is Senior Acquisitions Editor for Llewellyn Worldwide, where she's been polishing manuscripts and providing authors with guidance since 2005. Her specialty topics there are witchcraft, Paganism, magic, and more. She was a board member of Paganicon and Twin Cities Pagan Pride... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 3

3:00pm

Sacred Fire Circle in Paradise, A Six Hour Ritual of Joy
Learn the format and content of this three night transformative ritual. Join with workshop participants and get a taste of what the Sacred Fire Circle experience is like. We will use some movement, song, and rhythm to get us started and go from there. All people can participate in some manner! Bring your drums, voice, and musical toys!


Friday March 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Terrace 4

4:00pm

Magic as a Creative Path: Corralling Crazymakers
The Artist's Way, a tool for recovering artists, can also be used as a tool for magical people who have fallen off their practice. This talks aobut magical crazymakers - the irrational, illogical, fear-based ideas and people that prevent people from magical practice and growth. Through the use of exercises in Julia Cameron's the Artist's Way series, and through concepts in transformative conflict and communication, this workshop teaches tools to neutralize the madness while moving forward with your own growth.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Golden Apple Metaphysical
Diana Rajchel is, for lack of a better word, a witch. She functions as a Pagan spiritualist/spirit worker with more than 20 years experience negotiating the unseen world. She loves magick; it is her art and innovation, her mistress and her true love. Diana engages with manifested... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Terrace 2

4:00pm

The Creation, Care, and Uses of Astral Temples
It's a beginner look at astral temples that teaches the basics of astral work and techniques for making and maintaining astral temples.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Terrace 1

4:00pm

The Magickal Art of Glamouring
How do Peope see you? How do you want people to see you? What do you think about yourself? Come explore the subtle art of fascination, of influencing the world both around you and within you. This workshop will center on learning techniques to focus, charge up, and magickally project difference aspects and energies in order to positively affect what others think, feel, and sense about us.

Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Terrace 3

4:00pm

The Nine Keys of Community
Using the Island of Avalon as an allegory for a spiritually centered and healthy functioning community, we will utilize the Celtic Ninefold energetic to inform us on how to create thriving and enduring women's communities, of all kinds and sizes, which are founded on principals of mutual respect, spiritual self-sufficiency, collective interdependency, and interpersonal balance.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

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”, and “Rhiannon: Divine Queen of... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Terrace 4

5:00pm

Ritual of Fire and Ice
Many of us are fans of the book series of George R.R. Martin, “A Song of Ice and Fire ”, and of the HBO series, “A Game of Thrones”. The predominate faith of Westeros embodies the Seven, the Gods of Andals, who mirror many archetypes common in Pagan traditions. Join us in the Sept to call forth and honor the Gods with libation. We may ask blessings from the Seven for the long life and good fortune of our favorite characters. The Greater Mysteries will be discussed, so be prepared! Winter is coming!

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Orchard Room

5:00pm

Amethyst Circle- Recovery Meeting
So much of what we celebrate as polytheism is about abundence and celebrating with excess. Sometimes as a community we need to come together to support each other in a circle of all aspects of recovery. Whether you are in recovery (AA, NA, OA EA, ect.), supporting a loved one in recovery (Alanon, Narcanon, ect.) or grew up in a household that could of used some recovery (ACA, ect.). Amethyst Circle is a recovery centered moment of the conference where there is a safe place to share your experience, strength and hope with like minded individuals.


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 4

5:00pm

Ask A Druid
Have you ever wanted to ask a druid something like - What is a druid? What do druids do? Aren't they just a class in D&D, or a bunch of old guys in white beards? Come and bring your questions about druids! This will be an open discussion with Rev. Amy J. Castner about modern druidry and sacred reciprocity.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 2

5:00pm

Chakra Balancing
We will explore the 7 main chakras and their functions and how they are blocked. Then 2 ways to clear, cleanse and open said chakras. If you have a pendulum please bring it to the workshop.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 3

5:00pm

Intro To minzoku-NEO-shintô Room
minzoku NEO-shintô is, "A universalist approach to an existential Japanese folk religion." To break it down, universalist means it's open to anyone who's sincerely interested, it's not just for people of Japanese ancestory. Existential means it's based on personal experience, not on scripture or dogma. Folk religion means it's a religion as practiced by the commons – the everyday people – and on a local basis; it's not a religion as taught in the seminaries, universities, or on a national or international basis.
Why is it NEO-shintô?
While it is primarily Japanese shintô, like most folk religions everywhere, it incorporates elements from other cultures and makes their expressions uniquely its own. Locally, this includes practices and forms derived from the various groups that make up Paganistan.

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... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 1

7:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Join us as we Kick off our weekend and introduce our special guests!

Friday March 18, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Park 1

7:30pm

Opening Ritual
Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Terrace 1 & 2

9:00pm

Pagan Improv: Ritualistic Laughter
Learn how that the best magic you can see transform your daily life. Yes and versus No but


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Orchard Room

9:00pm

Pagan Speed Friending
Back by popular demand - Pagan Speed Friending! If you came on your own and don't know a lot of people, or just want to make new friends to enjoy the con with over the course of the weekend – this is the place for you! It’s amazing how well you can get to know others quickly with our speed friending system. Lots of lasting friendships were formed last year during this event. Come with an open mind and an open heart, and get ready for some fun. : )

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Terrace 3

9:00pm

Ramifications of Pantheism
What does it mean, to be a pantheist? To be part of a greater whole? Instead of sacred and secular, to have everything be both?

Pantheism is a different way of looking at the world and our place in it. It's about connections, about being interrelated. About the ways those connections shape us, and how we shape the world in turn.

Discussion will range from esoteric theory to the basic issues of what one eats when all is sacred. Discuss what it means to be an active co-creator in the world around us, not just a consumer of a pre-packaged world.


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Terrace 4

9:00pm

Drum Jam Featuring Drumming the Soul Awake
Friday March 18, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Park 1

9:15pm

Art Show
Friday March 18, 2016 9:15pm - 11:15pm
~ Lower Level Ballroom ~
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:00am

Operations
Go to operations if you need something from Paganicon staff for registration, lost+found, first aid, and other needs that can't be addressed elsewhere.

Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00am - 10:00pm
~ Operations ~

8:00am

Hospitality Suite
Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00am - 11:30pm
~ Hospitality Suite ~

9:00am

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... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Upper Hallway

9:00am

Kids Programming: Story Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters will be sharing and reading pagan themed stories.

 

 

* Children programming requires parents to be present with any child under 5 years old. Children 5-12 years can be checked into the programming session by a parent and must be picked up promptly at the end of the session. Children attending all Childrens Programming workshops will need to be checked in and out of each one. Children may not be left in the workship space for the entire duration of Childrens Programming.

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Suite 217 Next to Operations

9:00am

2016 Learning to be Mutable; the Gift of Adaptation
2016 Learning to be mutable; the gift of adaptation The astrology of 2016 call us all to be transformers and shape-shifters. Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces through 2016 , all play off one another in mutable signs and call for us to maximize our ability to adapt, change, shape-shift, transform, and flow around obstacles. We have the opportunity to direct the world’s transformation if we can keep our center and adapt while the wild world fluctuates around us. Heather and Teri talk about the key astrological turning points of the year and how to best work with them.

Speakers
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... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Terrace 1

9:00am

2016: Power, Magic and Meaning
In this workshop you will explore the power and magic in the number nine. Nine is more than a number of completion; it is a gateway to experiencing humanity and the wash of civilization. In a nine year, the best lesson is to let go. Bring paper, pencil or pen, curiosity, and humor.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Terrace 4

9:00am

Advanced Astral Temples:  Astral Magic and Communing with the Gods
A class for those who are familiar with astral work or, at minimum, have taken my other class and also understand the basics of magical operations. This class explores advanced uses of astral temples including pulling astral creations into mundane reality, and using astral temples to speak directly to the Gods. This is not for beginners.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Terrace 2

9:00am

Ecopsychology For Pagans
Ecopsychology is a specialized approach to modern mental health practice that draws on our biological need for non-human nature in our lives, and the restorative properties thereof. It offers many tools for the modern nature-inspired pagan, from ritual possibilities to an avenue to pagan-friendly therapy. Presenter Lupa has a Master's degree in counseling psychology and a certification in ecopsychology, and wants to share this exciting field with curious attendees!

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Terrace 3

9:00am

How Modern Society has Incorporated Fae Culture
Exploring how fae have “evolved” to appear in pop culture, books and movies in today’s world, class would discuss what is the same and what is different from traditional tales of them. This will be done in a combination of a writing challenge, discussion and lecture, including pictures.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Park 2

9:00am

Magic to Get on with Your Life
For psychics, busy people, and people in a crisis: you may not have a lot of time or resources. This program talks about simple, common spells/spell concepts including reversals, purifications, uncrossings, and protections for your home, yourself, and your life that you can perform to let you get on with your life.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Golden Apple Metaphysical
Diana Rajchel is, for lack of a better word, a witch. She functions as a Pagan spiritualist/spirit worker with more than 20 years experience negotiating the unseen world. She loves magick; it is her art and innovation, her mistress and her true love. Diana engages with manifested... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Orchard Room

9:00am

Merging Movement With Ritual
Ritual is a dynamic union of self and spirit, above and below—so why should it be static? Invigorate your spiritual practice by bringing movement into your ritual and discover a much more powerful experience. We’ll explore sacred dance concepts and show how different movements, gestures and dance steps can be applied to enhance your practice. For groups and covens, as well as solitary practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. Laura blogs for Patheos... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Park 1

10:00am

Book Signing: Karlene Clark
Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Upper Hallway

10:00am

Kids Programming: Drumming
Limited Capacity seats available

Make a drum or other noise making instrument, and join our presenters as we hold our own drum jam.

 

 

* Children programming requires parents to be present with any child under 5 years old. Children 5-12 years can be checked into the programming session by a parent and must be picked up promptly at the end of the session. Children attending all Childrens Programming workshops will need to be checked in and out of each one. Children may not be left in the workship space for the entire duration of Childrens Programming.

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Suite 217 Next to Operations

10:00am

Challenging Gender Binaries in Paganism: Towards Inclusion and Decolonization
: This workshop will address how colonization, Christianization, and white supremacy, including the erasure of other models of gender within a range of cultures and traditions, have impacted the existence and promulgation of the gender binary in several modern Pagan traditions. We will explore how a range of identities and expressions have existed across time and space in various spiritual traditions, and how some modern Pagan traditions, such as Reclaiming are striving to challenge the gender binary. We will discuss examples of inclusive gender practices in modern Paganism, focusing on both community building and ritual.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, nonbinary, disabled, 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... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Park 1

10:00am

Local Magic: Paganism from the Southern Hemisphere
What is Local Magic? How would it work in a city, a backyard, a forest, a farm? Inspired by living in the Southern Hemisphere, Jane Meredith’s book ‘Circle of Eight’ explores a dynamic Paganism grounded entirely in place. What if the East wasn't just a direction, but a place you could visit? What happens when we rediscover Paganism, earth-centred religion, from the ground up? This talk and discussion will cover the underlying theory of Local Magic, learnings from the Southern Hemisphere and Australian Paganism, the Circle of Eight structure and how to begin working the Circle of Eight anywhere.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 1

10:00am

Omens & Curses
The average ancient Greek knew how to read messages from the Gods (omens), protect themselves from curses and bad spirits, and send a few curses out themselves. Do you? You will after you take this workshop! And yes, there will be handouts with primary sources listed.

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."



Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Park 2

10:00am

Sacred Movement
I would be teaching some of the basic Middle Eastern dance (Bellydance) movements and how to use them in a ritual setting or moving meditation. Particular postures and motions evoke different elements and energies and can be used to call elemental quarters and Dieties who are associated with dance and music. I would supply handouts outlining possible ritual uses and the history behind common moves plus the current incarnations of this dance style.I have been involved with the Bellydance world for several years ,studying both ATS(American Tribal Style) and Fusion and teach beginning Bellydance at my home and local community college.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Orchard Room

10:00am

Santa Muerte Revering The Reaperess
In this workshop, participants will get to know who Santa Muere is; Her origin, her purpose, the significance of the colored robes. Participants will learn how to create an altar for her. Participants will also walk away with a make and take. They will create una vela prepareda (a loaded candle) to being their journey in honoring Santisima Muerte.


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 2

10:00am

When the Ancestors Aren’t Yours: Navigating Culture and Religion
Many Pagan or Polytheist practices involve the deities or spirits of lands and cultures that aren’t directly inherited, especially in the United States. If you are any sort of eclectic practitioner, a reconstructionist, or just have an interest in various cultures and folkways, your practice might include elements of other religions, or other cultures’ beliefs or rituals. You might at some point in your spiritual life feel a calling to join a religious practice that has nothing at all to do with your ethnic or cultural heritage, but you might also be wary of such a calling, since the line between cultural appropriation and cultural adoption can be very fine indeed.

How do we as Pagans or polytheists approach questions of cultural theft, spiritual searching, appropriation and adaptation? Does bloodline or lack thereof have any importance to our practices? How do we navigate the complex, intersectional issues of culture, religion, ethnicity, and who “owns” spirituality in an ethical and appropriate manner? Join Mambo Chita Tann, a mixed-race polytheist serving several sets of ancestors – some that are her own and others that aren’t – for this timely discussion.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 3

10:00am

Where You Stand Affects What You See
When you hear terms such as "high priest", "high priestess", "solitary", "eclectic", "Earth Witch", what do you see? How do you visualize the person in front of you who gives a title or a tradition? As Pagans, we often forget the visual stereotypes that accompany the labels we choose to represent our religious paths. How should a high priest or high priestess appear? What comes to mind when someone says that he or she is a solitary or eclectic practitioner? How do the stereotypes we forget about each other affect our ability as Pagans to truly see each other?

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 4

10:00am

Vendors
Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 6:00pm
Courtyard Rooms

10:00am

Art Show
Saturday March 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:00pm
Lower Level Ballroom

11:00am

Book Signing: Diana Rajchel
Speakers
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Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Golden Apple Metaphysical
Diana Rajchel is, for lack of a better word, a witch. She functions as a Pagan spiritualist/spirit worker with more than 20 years experience negotiating the unseen world. She loves magick; it is her art and innovation, her mistress and her true love. Diana engages with manifested... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Upper Hallway

11:00am

Book Signing: MamboTchita Tann
Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Upper Hallway

11:00am

Kids Programming: Make your own Wand
Limited Capacity seats available

The kids will be making their own ritual wand as we explore why wands are used in ritual practice.

 

 

* Children programming requires parents to be present with any child under 5 years old. Children 5-12 years can be checked into the programming session by a parent and must be picked up promptly at the end of the session. Children attending all Childrens Programming workshops will need to be checked in and out of each one. Children may not be left in the workship space for the entire duration of Childrens Programming.

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Suite 217 Next to Operations

11:00am

Meet the Wild Hunt
Want a peek inside the news room of The Wild Hunt? Join Wild Hunt writers for a engaging talk on Pagan media. We will discuss the news cycle, writing styles, expectations and living in a media-driven world. We will share the history of The Wild Hunt and its service to the greater Pagan communities. Then, we will open the floor for your questions.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 3

11:00am

Gratitude Ritual
Gratitude Ritual done in the intuitive style of the Standing Stones Coven.


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Orchard Room

11:00am

Entering The Cauldron of Ceridwen: Walking the Path of Avalon
A Foundational overview of the Avalonian Tradition. We will draw upon the rich heritage of Celtic British Mythology and the vibrant powers of its sacred landscape to explore the Avalonian Cycle of Healing.

Speakers
avatar for Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru

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”, and “Rhiannon: Divine Queen of... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 2

11:00am

Magic of the Iron Pentacle
The Iron Pentacle is a magical tool for balancing and reclaiming the essential human attributes of Sex, Pride, Self, Power and Passion. It can be worked with energetically, within the body and as individual or group process. The Iron Pentacle's origins are in Feri and it is deeply loved by the Reclaiming Tradition. Trance into your origins with Sex; meet with others in shared Pride; delve into the depths of Self; practice right-sized Power and ask yourself about your Passion… This is an experiential, highly participative workshop. It is an introduction to the Iron Pentacle and no previous experience is required.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park 2

11:00am

Managing Psychic Sensitivity
Many Pagan and spiritual people work to increase their psychic sensitivity and their empathy. There are many benefits to having increased sensitivity, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Becoming inundated and overwhelmed by other people’s emotions and highly charged atmosphere can be problematic. This workshop will offer straightforward tech- niques to manage your sensitivity so that it remains a benefit rather than becoming a detriment. Moreover, a technique will be shared to harness the excess energy so that it can be used, not just abated.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 1

11:00am

The Profound Healing Properties of Amber
Why does amber never have to be cleared? What are the ritual traditions of the oldest traded gem in existence? How do color, form, and numerology influence healing? How does one select traditional healing amber in the contemporary market place?
Each continent and culture that amber has touched has produced stories and traditions of healing. This lecture will discuss how amber, the oldest traded gem in existence, has healed in the past and how it continues to heal in the present. Emphasis on both traditional and now scientific explanations will aid one in the selection of amber for ritual, meditation, and healing.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Terrace 4

11:00am

Tone and Chant: Manifesting Magick through Sacred Voice
This practical hands on workshop will take 30 minutes to go into a comparative history of intonation and chanting within spiritual, religious and magickal practice. For the remainder of the workshop we'll look at techniques to create strong intonations and chanting through breath, projection, and physical movement. We'll also look at its practical applications and how to incorporate it into a magical practice.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Park 1

1:15pm

Kids Programming: Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit
Limited Capacity seats available

Ostara is a time to celebrate spring and the turning of the wheel. In this ritual we have some fun with that while we enjoy some traditional candies of the springtime! This simple ritual is a great way to welcome the season using some things that are perfect for this time of year. Bear in mind, this is meant to be fun and a little bit silly.
 

 

* Children programming requires parents to be present with any child under 5 years old. Children 5-12 years can be checked into the programming session by a parent and must be picked up promptly at the end of the session. Children attending all Childrens Programming workshops will need to be checked in and out of each one. Children may not be left in the workship space for the entire duration of Childrens Programming.

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Suite 217 Next to Operations

1:15pm

Hekate At The Crossroads: A Dance Ritual Performance
Experience a live music and dance ritual performance in honor of Hekate, Goddess of the Crossroads, of the Underworld, and of Witchcraft. Tempest and Nathaniel will present an improvisational piece that fuses together elements of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Dance, Inspired World Music, and Ritual Performance.


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Park 2

1:15pm

Black Lives Matter: Restorative Justice for Healing, Community and Change
In a time of upheaval, a movement has arisen to support those suffering under the weight of systemic & institutionalized racism, police brutality, & mass incarceration. This movement is supported by many organizations, different faiths, & allies joining the fight to lift up voices of color, promote systemic change, & bring attention to bias & prejudice. Solar Cross Temple Board members Crystal Blanton & T. Thorn Coyle offer this Restorative Justice circle to engage all of the voices of our community that support the movement for equity, equality, & justice. Join us in this magical healing & community building endeavor. 


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 3

1:15pm

Cancelled -- World of Psychism: A Journey Through the Veil
Due to presenter emergency this session has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.


What is the difference betweeen Telekinesis and Psychokinesis? Have you experienced ESP before? Rev. Paolo Santo, a bonafide Medium and Spiritualist has prepared this presentation to provide insight to topics such as Telepathy, Precognition, Remote Viewing, Telekinesis, Bi-Location, and more!

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 2

1:15pm

Contacts, Lineages, & Egregores
There is much talk in magickal and spiritual circles about what is meant by contacts, lineages, and egregores. This class will present definitions, descriptions, and some of the esoteric mechanisms of action for these and related matters. The perspectives of both the Ceremonial and the Pagan branches of the Western Magickal Tradition will be taken into consideration. The meaning of initiation will also be explored in the light of these concepts. The impact of these collective consciousnesses on both individuals and their groups will also be touched upon.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 1

1:15pm

Everyday Lives of the Vikings
The Vikings have a pretty brutal reputation, but they weren’t raiding and looting all of the time. Come and take a look at the rest of the picture! We’ll talk about agricultural practices, gender roles, culture, customs, and whatever else we can fit in!


Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Terrace 4

1:15pm

Festival Camping 101
Want to attend a festival and the thought of camping is the obstacle? Learn the basics of setting up a secure and comfortable sleeping, cooking, and welcoming personal camp site. Get easy to adapt tips, tricks, and skills to stay dry and safe in any weather. Expand your limits and gain the confidence to create a low-cost temporary home in nature and enjoy the festival experience for a weekend or a week!

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Orchard Room

2:00pm

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... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Upper Hallway

3:00pm

Book Signing: Ivo
Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Upper Hallway

3:00pm

Hecate and the Eleusinian Mysteries: The Sacred Vision of the Underworld
Hecate Goddess of the Crossroads, Magic and the Moon helps us to explore the Lesser Mysteries though a vision in the underworld. Hecate shares many faces and voices throughout our global village. Listen to her and discover your visions for this season.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Orchard Room

3:00pm

At the CrossRoads of Magick and Critical Thinking
Can critical thinking, often described in part as, “informed by evidence” coexist with magickal work and experience? Is it possible for magick to withstand the scientific method? Should we expect that it does? What are the differences between evidence, results, anecdotes, and experience? As the 21st century marches onward how do we, Witches, Wizards, and Mages reconcile and integrate our virtually limitless access to scientific research and data with our occult practices? Come and enjoy another mind tickling discussion in EmrysAnu’s Ethical Playgound for Pagans. It’s guaranteed to be lively. It always is.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Terrace 2

3:00pm

Crafting Sigil Magic: Creativity, Prosperity, Vitality, and Love
The power of magic flows through all acts of creation, harnessing desire. First, we name our desire: to create passionately, to be vital and healthy, to have satisfying work, to manifest and share love. Once desire is named, we set intention. Once we set intention, we train ourselves toward the magic of action and will.
In this workshop, we will craft our intentions into a sigil that will help power us toward further action and manifestation. Crack open your heart, head, and soul. Strengthen your will. Bring your magic to life.
Bring pens, pencils, papers and curiosity.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Terrace 1

3:00pm

Drawing Down the Moon: The Mechanics of Invoking Deity
The ritual of "Drawing Down the Moon" has become one of the most important and essential parts of Modern Wicca, but how did the concept and ritual develop, and what is really going on when you "draw down" deity? Mankey explores the history oft he Drawing Down ceremony, focusing on its alleged origins in Ancient Greece and how the ceremony has developed in modern times. The differences between invoking and evoking will also be discussed, and what types of energy are associated with each. This workshop also provides information for performing your own "drawing down" ceremonies. One of the major differences between Modern Paganism and other living religions is how close we (Pagans) get to our deities, "drawing down" is the most powerful way to celebrate that closeness.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Terrace 4

3:00pm

The Latvian Mitten: Contemporary Women's Magic in Baltic Culture
What is the traditional mitten ritual for birth and the ritual for death? How does the mitten carry the blessing of the Gods and Goddesses? What is the structure of the “charm” of each mitten and when does it become complete?
The still sacred nature of the Latvian mitten is grounded in cultural cosmology and women’s magic making each mitten a profound amulet. Learn the cultural history of the traditional “best” mitten and how such mittens are still vehicles of women’s blessings knitted with women’s magic. Learn the ritual meanings of form, color, and pattern and how to read a contemporary mitten as if you were in culture.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Terrace 3

4:00pm

Book Signing: Michael Merriam
Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Upper Hallway

4:45pm

Pagans and the Environment - Are we doing enough to save Mother Earth?
In his Rolling Stone article 'The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here ', Eric Holthaus declared that "the worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected". Gloom and doom reports such as this can get anyone a little concerned about our future quality of life. But as Pagans, who have a strong reverence and devotion for Mother Earth and its inhabitants, do we have a greater obligation to do whatever is necessary to save her? Are we doing enough to save Mother Earth and if not, why? Are there practical solutions that can actually make a difference? Join us and we will discuss these questions, address the obstacles and take a look at the possibilities.

Moderators
avatar for Laurie Froberg

Laurie Froberg

Marketing Director, Twin Cities Pagan Pride
Pagan since 2002 and Marketing Director for Twin Cities Pagan Pride and Paganicon. I am the Elder and Scribe of the Twin Cities Druid Grove, Northern Roots Grove since July 2015. I also recently became a 1st Order Reformed Druids of North America. I am passionate about volunteering... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 2

4:45pm

Parliament of World Religions - Why Interfaith and Inter-religious work is important
Panel Discussion about The Parliament of World Religions, why Interfaith and Inter-religious work is important, and tangible ways Pagans can participate in Interfaith/religious work.

Moderators
avatar for Runora

Runora

Sámi Old Ways practitioner. Nordic Heathenry.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 4

4:45pm

Naming Rumpelstiltskin - Grandma's Epigenetic Mark on You
To survive - Know the past. Let it touch you. Then let the past go.
From “ Earthseed: The Books of the Living” Parable of the Talents By Octavia E. Butler

If you could change just one thing - a personal thing.
What would you change?
- Yup just one personal thing.- Give this some thought.
What if the energy signature to this one personal thing actually belonged to someone else. Would you do?
Join me for this experiential workshop where we are going to explore and work with healing techniques to inspire a reversal, a shift and perhaps an epiphany. Only you have the power to heal your body, mind and spirit.
But it helps to have the tools to effect change.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 1

4:45pm

Strange Bedfellows? Effectively Working With An Eclectic Pantheon
In the Modern Tradition of Witchcraft – a family tradition that mixes old world witchery with the realities of today's existence, we believe the Gods can call to our blood - its genetic roots, as well as our spiritual roots - referring to other cultures we have been a part of in previous lives. This means the practitioner who comes from many cultures may be called to work with diverse deities. We will explore how to work with these different gods successfully to have a (relatively) peaceful pantheon and personal practice.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch. She is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. Laura blogs for Patheos... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Terrace 3

4:45pm

Transformative Sexuality through the Lens of Hestia and Pluto
What happens when Lady Hestia, representative of hearth and home combines with the planetary energy of Pluto in retrograde? This workshop explores the use of planetary energy for transformation and the transmutation of sexuality for healing, regeneration, and illumination. Trigger Warning: this workshop will address deep issues such as sexual compulsion.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Orchard Room

5:00pm

5:00pm

Book Signing: Shauna Aura Knight
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... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Upper Hallway

7:00pm

Game Room and Snack Area
We will have an open room with games and place for people to hang out.

Saturday March 19, 2016 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Terrace 1 & 2

8:00pm

Equinox Ball
Saturday March 19, 2016 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Park 1

9:00pm

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 marking the tenth anniversary of our Vodou house, and we are opening it to Paganicon to celebrate with us! Respectful non-participating observers and participating guests are welcome. Participants will be expected to dance and are required (mandatory) to wear all white, modest clothing (no bare shoulders for any gender). Women need a white kerchief, scarf, or hat to cover their heads.

Speakers

Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm
Terrace 3 & 4
 
Sunday, March 20
 

8:00am

Hospitality Suite
Sunday March 20, 2016 8:00am - 8:00pm
Hospitality Suite

9:00am

Operations
Go to operations if you need something from Paganicon staff for registration, lost+found, first aid, and other needs that can't be addressed elsewhere.

Sunday March 20, 2016 9:00am - 7:00pm
Operations

10:00am

Dancing ourselves home
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 numbness, dissociation and body shame. This ritual will draw from Reclaiming tradition as well as being inspired by dance and movement practices, such as 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, and to maybe find a commitment to honor our embodied selves in our everyday sacred practices.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Iantaffi

Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, nonbinary, disabled, 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... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Orchard Room

10:00am

Animal Skulls as Ritual Partners
For generations pagans of many cultures have utilized bones in their ritual work, and the practice continues in the 21st century. In this workshop Lupa will teach you how to respectfully engage the spirits in animal skulls and enlist their help in spiritual practices. The latter half of the workshop will include a guided meditation. Bring your own animal skull, or borrow one of a limited number provided by Lupa for the occasion!

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 3

10:00am

Divine embodiment: Assumption, Drawing Down, Aspecting, Possession
Most magickal traditions use some form of divine embodiment in their rituals in which a priestess or a priest becomes for a time the vehicle for the presence of one of the Great Ones. When it works, it is awe-inspiring, and can act as a great catalyst for change. When it fails, and is no more than role playing or ritual theater, it can encourage cynicism, disillusionment, and diminished expectations of what is possible in ritual. The strengths and the weaknesses of assumption of god forms, drawing down, aspecting, and divine possession will be compared to each other.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 1

10:00am

Numerological Spellwriting: Condensing Intent for Better Verbal Casting
One of the places that cause people to freeze up on spell creation is the chant/verbal spell. For those that still like having something to say while stirring the cauldron or lighting the candle, this method of condensing intent down to its numerological alignment and using it to guide what you write and how your write it may come in handy. Bring a notebook and a list of spells you'd like chants/verbal spells for - and there's no shame in bringing a rhyming dictionary!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel

Author/ Writer/Tarot Reader, Golden Apple Metaphysical
Diana Rajchel is, for lack of a better word, a witch. She functions as a Pagan spiritualist/spirit worker with more than 20 years experience negotiating the unseen world. She loves magick; it is her art and innovation, her mistress and her true love. Diana engages with manifested... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Park 2

10:00am

Sacred Sound: Advanced Chanting  for Rituals
Singing, chanting, and cantillation is one of the most powerful ways to raise energy or engage a trance state in rituals. Chanting is used for healing, invocations, trance possessions, and more. We’ll address techniques including encouraging a group to sing, strengthening your voice, finding your range, and how to find chants that are musically engaging and simple enough for groups to learn. We’ll explore finding simple harmony lines for chants, adding in instruments, drumming, sound effects like throat singing, or vocal percussion. Together we will experience how the ecstatic energy of sound, rhythm, and movement can add depth to ritual. All skill levels welcome.

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... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Park 1

10:00am

The Naming of the Latvian Mara: Looking at the Earth Goddess and Her contemporary worship in a living culture
What are the Songs of Mara and the Mothers within Her? Who are Her daughters and what are Her colors? Where is her church and how does one call Her?
Latvian culture possesses a living oral tradition of a million and a quarter prose poem/songs that honor a diverse and ancient Indo European cosmology. This concrete mythological record is still the basis for contemporary Latvian identity. Among traditional Latvians the Goddess Mara, the Mother of the Earth, is still honored and Her songs are still sung.
The Naming of Mara offers in a non-didactic way an introduction to the complexities of Mara while exploring Her roles within a living culture. The presentation hopes to widen and in some ways simplify our relationship of honoring and worshiping this Goddess by presenting real cultural contexts of that worship.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 2

10:00am

Witchcraft, Women and the Politics of Power
Witchcraft, in some form, has existed beyond recorded history, even if not called by that name. While men have practiced or been accused of Witchcraft, women have been the primary recipients of its cultural construction through time and across cultures. Therefore, the history of Witchcraft is the history of Women or more specifically the history of women's agency within society. In this workshop, I will talk about Witchcraft, mainly in its many modern forms, and how it has managed to embody two diametrically opposed ideas - oppression and empowerment.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Terrace 4

10:00am

Art Show
Sunday March 20, 2016 10:00am - 3:30pm
Lower Level Ballroom

11:00am

Sales Table and Book Signing: Lupa
Join Lupa after her Animal Skulls presentation to buy books and other items demonstrated in the session. Lupa will have books and other items for sale and signatures.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Upper Hallway

11:00am

Balancing Spiritual with the Mundane
The term "People or Person of Faith" is used often to refer to Christians, Jews,, or Moslems, but does this apply to Pagans? How do we live our faith as polytheists, duotheists and other combinations? How do we own what we do as Pagans, regardless of religious path, in our outward and inward expressions? Often others don't see the faith because Pagans are seen as social, rather than religious. So, how do we demonstrate through practice that a tradition under the Pagan umbrella is just as serious as one of the big three?

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace 1

11:00am

Introduction to Reiki Drumming
As a Reiki Drumming Master, certified by Michael Baird in Sedona. Az. and paganicon 5 vendor (Dragonhill ), I would like to do a presentation on Reiki Drumming. Outlining Reiki energy, benefits and uses of Reiki Drumming.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Park 1

11:00am

Irish History & Culture- From Patrick to Modern Times
Many of us Pagans are fascinated by the world of the pre-Christian Celts, but what has happened in Ireland since the coming of Patrick and Christianity? Come learn about the changes in Irish folk traditions, the impact of British colonization and the global Irish diaspora- including here in the Twin Cities!

Speakers
avatar for Mariah Sheehy

Mariah Sheehy

Druid, Northern Roots Grove


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Park 2

11:00am

Technomancy: Building a Digital Grimoire
How can we leverage technology to archive, organize and sort our Book of Shadows?
Ever considered a Vlog (Video Blog) as a means of recording songs, chants and hard to pronounce names and words? Ever wished you could combine correspondences from multiple sources and sort them? Want to collaborate on writing a ritual with someone across town or on the other side of the globe?
Wouldn't it be great if you could cross reference correspondence data for a particular herb, stone, root, or oil right inside of your spellwork document?

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace 4

11:00am

The Pagan Way of Death: Conversations and Decisions
Making decisions around end-of-life medical care and interventions is one of the most important things you'll ever do--and those decisions are more likely to be honored if you've talked to your loved ones about what you want. We'll consider how our personal Pagan worldviews impact what measures we do (and don't) want at the end of our lives, explore options for documentation, and share tools for starting those important, but sometimes difficult, conversations with our families and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub

Leora Effinger-Weintraub is a mediator and conflict coach, artist, and creator. Through their work with people in conflict they have seen how conflict can transform relationships and communities. Finding the ways for this transformation to be positive and life-affirming is their chosen... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace 3

11:00am

The Path of the Orishas; Orisha Knowledge 101
In this workshop participants will be introduced to the pantheon of the Orishas; the African deities of Ifa and Santeria. Who are the Orishas? How did they survive the middle passage during slavery? How do we venerate them in the new millennium? Myths will be dispelled and knowledge on how to connect with them will be shared.


Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Terrace 2

11:00am

Vision and Sacred Reciprocity
Druidry 101: Join us for a discussion of the core values of ADF druidry, where we'll examine the vision of founder Isaac Bonewits and look at how his ideas shaped the foundations of modern druidry as we practice it today. We'll also discuss the nine virtues and the idea of sacred reciprocity that is the foundation of our ritual structure.

Speakers

Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Orchard Room

11:00am

Vendors
Sunday March 20, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Courtyard Rooms

1:00pm

Book Signing: Crystal Blanton
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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Upper Hallway

1:00pm

Book Signing: T. Thorn Coyle
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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Upper Hallway

1:00pm

Sacred Fire, Sacred Tree
Join the druids of ADF in a ritual to honor the Ancestors, the Nature Spirits, and the Shining Ones - the three Kindreds of ADF druidry. Together we will create a sacred center where the words in our hearts can be heard by the Kindreds - we will give offerings to them and receive in return the blessings of the waters of life. Please bring a small offering to your own personal spirit guides or patron deities.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Orchard Room

1:00pm

12 Styles Of Consciousness
The 12 signs of The Zodiac represent the forms of human wisdom and folly. Whether or not you know much about the sacred science of Astrology, this workshop will give you the tools to use these 12 styles of consciousness to further your spiritual and emotional development. We will also touch upon how the Signs are powerful beings that can be called upon for guidance.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 1

1:00pm

Boundaries, Abuse, and Paganism ... Oh My!
Perennial Paganicon favorites, Mark Engstrom-Reese and EmrysAnu, team up to facilitate a discussion around the issues of safe relationships within Paganism. From sexual boundaries to time, money, and thought control, together we’ll look at the dynamics of abuse between individuals and within groups. Particpants will leave with a solid understanding of the warning signs of abuse and how to promote healthy boundaries within their own groups.


Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 1

1:00pm

Haitian Vodou 101
Join Mambo Chita Tann for a lecture and Q&A session on Haitian Vodou. What is Vodou? Who are the spirits (Lwa) and what are they like? Why is Haitian Vodou so misunderstood? How is it different from African Vodu or New Orleans Voodoo? What’s a zombie? How does one begin practicing Vodou? Bring your questions and your notebooks for an involved conversation.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 4

1:00pm

The Horned God 2.0
Jason Mankey has been speaking and pontificating about the Horned God for over fifteen years now, but this time it’s all completely revised and updated. New information, new gods, new slides, (and maybe even new jokes), it's the Horned God but now with even more horned and horny goodness. Explore the light and the dark of one of Pagandom's most revered deities.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

1:00pm

The Other Half: Realms of Darkness
If night is as long as day, for half the year darkness greater than light, the two faces of the Goddess are Dark and Bright – what does that mean for our magical process and our lives? How do we honour the dark? In darkness lies mystery, healing and transformation. What is it like to journey into the Underworld, a place where we can take nothing with us? How do we hold space for others when they take this journey? Entering into sacred space we will travel these dark paths with each other. This is an experiential ritual. Basic ritual skills, including grounding, self-care and an awareness of trance states are pre-requisite. It is not suitable for children.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 2

1:00pm

Within the Celluloid Cauldron: Representations of Witches in Hollywood Cinema
Witches have been featured in movies since the invention of the moving camera. But their appearance and roles have changed over time from clown-like comedians to horrific monsters; from wild women to counter-culture teens. In this talk, Heather Greene, managing editor of The Wild Hunt, will share an overview of witch representations from 1908 to modern day. Heather has a masters degree in film history and criticism with an emphasis on 20th Century Hollywood cinema. Her previous work includes, "Producing the Princess Collection: An historical look at the animation of a Disney heroine," "Politics of Race in Disney's Jungle Book and Dumbo," "Hollywood Adaptations of the French Film," "Hitchcock's Rebecca" and more.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Park 2

2:00pm

Book Signing: Lupa
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Sunday March 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Upper Hallway

2:45pm

Paganism and Mental Health: Magical Practices and Wellbeing
Do you use ritual to express your desired state of being? How does magic impact your relationship with your beloveds or your community?
How do we honor the diversity of magical approaches in our community, weaving anchoring webs of connection? Do your actions and intentions dance together in support of your magic? Join us, as we once again discuss the boundaries and intersections between magic and mental health. We will explore how magical practices can nurture our wellbeing and how supporting our mental health can be conducive to healthier magical practices. We will discuss the impact of individual and collective magical practices on mental health, drawing from examples from a range of traditions.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 4

2:45pm

Paths of Color
The power of ritual and the opportunity to share in the magic of one another is one of the many gifts of our collective paths. Women of color bring a unique and powerful perspective to the practice of magic that is not often embraced within larger Pagan community venues. Join Crystal Blanton, Clio Ajana and Nsasi Vence Guerra in a ritual to embrace shared sisterhood, mutual respect and the many shades of cultural embodiment. Together we will celebrate the many similarities and differences in our practices while coming together to focus our energy towards collective goals of justice, diversity, and healthy communities.


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Orchard Room

2:45pm

Drawing New Lines with Pagan Art: Cultural Inspiration versus Appropriation
"Cultural (mis) appropriation is a hot topic right now. Many of us involved in Pagan or Polytheistic spiritual practices are becoming more aware of hidden (if usually unintended) dangers in borrowing motifs or practices from cultures other than our own. How does this apply to art forms and creative works that express modern Pagan/Polytheist spiritual views?

How can "cultural appropriation" in the arts be distinguished from "cultural sharing", "cultural fusion" and the creation of art meant as tribute to, or inspiration from, other cultures? How can we intelligently navigate the boundaries between respectful inspiration and sharing, and outright stealing or misappropriation? Because Pagan/Polytheist paths involve material and conceptual inspirations from multiple sources, this is a very pertinent issue today.

The Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists invites all who are interested to join a panel/open discussion where we will touch on how these matters impact our work and then invite input from everyone. We intend to have additional guest panelists to offer additional views on how what these topics mean from the perspective of their culture."

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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... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 3

2:45pm

Magick in America: 1820-1952
Despite what you’ve been told, America has long been a hotbed for magic and the occult. While the Golden Dawn was stealing headlines in the 19th Century, we Yanks were busy inventing Spiritualism and refining sex magick. Join us as we peek inside some of America’s earliest (and most influential) spell books, and wonder aloud just how close The Mormon Church was to being a pagan institution. From Johnny Appleseed to Witches in Arkansas it’s a whirlwind tour of America’s occult legacy; a legacy that’s still helping to shape Modern Paganism today.

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Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 2

2:45pm

Moon Magic: How to Work with your Lunar Calendar
What do all of those strange glyphs mean? Heather and Teri will help you decipher your lunar calendar so it becomes a powerful magical tool. The moon forms aspects or conversations with the other planets that change the nature of the moon’s expression, and it’s easy to work with this planetary conversation once you know the dialogue. Our magic as well as our mundane work flows best when it works with the Moon. Through story, experiential exercise, and discussion we’ll share a visceral sense of how to work with a lunar calendar to constellate with the moment .


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 2

2:45pm

Personal Healing with the Wheel of the Year
For those consciously working to embrace their highest potential, many approaches to personal healing incorporate the concept of working with the Higher Self and higher vibrational energy. But, as much as we draw inspiration from our highest selves, we also respond to the environment around us, whether we have awareness of that or not. Our ancient mythological heritage, with its roots in the agricultural cycle, offers an eloquent and illuminating guide. For thousands of years, people across cultures have connected with seasonal cycles. They are present in the traditions of ancient festivals that form the spokes of the Wheel of the Year. When approached psychospiritually, each spoke reflects a healing theme that echoes within us as well, informing our own internal experience and holding the potential to shape our own development and self-insight. Exploring these themes allows us to see where we may be ‘stuck in the dark’ and where we can benefit working physi cally, e motionally, mentally, and energetically to move into a life of choice and self-determination.

In this presentation, we will travel the Wheel of the Year as it relates to emotional blocks and psychological issues. Relevant tools for healing that reflect each aspect of the seasonal cycle will provide an approach to self-awareness, fusing Nature, the psyche and Energy Psychology.

More and more, there is acknowledgment that we are multi-dimensional beings, reverberating with the energy of the Cosmos. But we are also of the Earth and she has much to teach us about how to bring ourselves into alignment and balance.

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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... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Terrace 1

2:45pm

Spiritual Cleansing and Clearing - Did You Step in Something?
Spiritual cleaning is an important and often overlooked aspect of conjure. We will discuss multiple ways of removing unwanted influences from our lives. Reversal work, as well as floor washes, personal cleansing, foot washing and home cleansing are some of the items which will be discussed and demonstrated. We will show you a number of simple tools that can be used to get rid of those unwanted influences in your life so you can achieve your personal goals.


Sunday March 20, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Park 1

3:00pm

Book Signing: Jane Meredith
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Sunday March 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Upper Hallway

4:30pm

Magic, Justice, Life: a Conversation
What is justice? What does it look like? What does it feel like in action? What are our best spiritual, magical, or concrete practices for working with justice in its myriad forms? What deities do we call upon for help? How do we invoke justice in our personal lives or close relationships and in what ways do we call it up in our communities, schools, or on a more global level? Join moderator T. Thorn Coyle, and panelists Ivo Dominguez Jr., Crystal Blanton, Mambo Chita Tan, Nsasi Vence Guerra, AND Clio Ajana in exploring this multi-faceted topic.


Sunday March 20, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Terrace 1 & 2

5:00pm

Vendor teardown
Sunday March 20, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Rooms