Headliners: Raven and Stephanie Grimassi, Aaron Leitch, Dru Ann Welch,
Christiana Gaudet, Terry McKean and Robin Power - Spiritual Unity Radio Network,
Grey Ghosthawk - Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca Music: Spiral Rhythm, Faerie Elaine Silver

Samhain 2016 Workshops

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Samhain 2016

Workshop Schedule
(Times and Locations are subject to change until FPG)

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Stone Grill: Hosted by Brotherhood of the Spear and Sisterhood of the Shield
5pm – 7pm ~ The Mall ~

We will be lighting up the large grill near The Mall. All you need to do is drop your contribution off at registration, and let us prepare it for you. We will be serving the food between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday. Contributions can be donated as early as 9am on Wednesday. Please bring your own plate, utensils and beverages with you when you come. While at this event meet members of the Brotherhood Of The Spear & Sisterhood Of The Shield and learn what these groups are about and how they are bringing our community closer together. (All Ages Welcome)

Newcomers Welcome Meeting
5:30pm - 6pm ~ Community Center ~

Welcome all Newcomers, FPG first-timers and Festival Virgins in general! Join us for coffee or tea in the Community Center and have your questions answered and meet your fellow newcomers. Not a First-timer? That's OK! This is an opportunity for anyone to come and have questions answered or to speak to a Coordinator if they need to. (All Ages Welcome)

Opening Ritual
8:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~

In this ritual we will build a circle of protection and take time to honor each other and our years together as a community as well as welcome festival newcomers to our family. We also take time in this ritual to provide important information and any scheduling updates. We charge the Guardians of the Community and introduce you to our Headliners and Staff. Following this ritual will be a fire lighting ceremony at the Fire Circle where we will light our Sacred Flame. Be sure to arrive early and bring a chair or ground cover.  (All Ages Welcome)

Norse Symbel
9:00pm - ?? ~ Racdeer Landing ~

Symbel is the most community-oriented of the three Norse Rites. In symbel we sit with those dear to us and celebrate them and others, including our ancestors and those who are heroes and examples to us.  It is said that the best way to descibe what is done during a Symbel is “Toasts, Boasts and Oaths”. Sometimes we toast the gods in symbel, but it is primarily a rite to celebrate humanity.  Symbel is a drinking rite. The participants sit in a circle (often around a fire if outdoors), in a rectangle around the sides of a room, or around a table, and going clockwise, each makes a toast (or a boast or an oath, or offers a poem or song), raises the horn or other drinking vessel, says “Hail … !” (Many thanks to heathenthing.org for a great description of Symbel) (Ages 21 and Up Welcome)
Racdeer Landing is location on the west side of camp behind Lodge #5 and next to Pirate Camp

FPG Singles Social
9:00pm - ?? ~ Community Center ~

Join our Single, Poly and Open Pagans for some socializing, snacks and maybe some Cards Against Humanity. Please bring a snack or beverage to share and meet your fellow available Pagans. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

THURSDAY

 

Healing Circle
9:00am - 10:00am ~ Kid's Realm Tent ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Ladies Morning Tea
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Sisterhood of the Shield Tent ~ Medea Athairn

Bring your Tea Cup, your Coffee Mug and your chair and join us for some morning Tea (and Coffee) and get yourself ready for a day of workshops and events. (All Ages Welcome) (Gender Identifying Women Only)

Building the Sweat Lodge
10:30am – Noon ~ Freedom Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk
Come help build the Lodge and learn the history and technique of how a Lodge is constructed. Come prepared to work a little and have a little fun in the process. (Ages 13 and up)

The Meditation Couch
10:30am – Noon ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ DruAnn Welch

Everyone talks about meditation but do you really take the time for it? And sometimes I just can’t get into that state? Learn how to reconnect to your imagination and visualize your own meditation couch. From there the sky is the limit! Meet your Guides, Ancestors, Angels. Have a talk with your higher self. It all begins on the couch! (All Ages Welcome)

Belly Dance for All
10:30 – Noon ~ Blue Room ~ Jean Setarah

An open belly dance workshop for all people. Come learn thep sacred art of belly dancing and discover the joy of using our physical bodies to express our love of life and our adoration for the divine. (All Ages Welcome)

Pagan Olympics
10:30 – Noon ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ FPG Pagan Olympics Committee

Attention all festival goers!!!! We will be holding the first EVER FPG Olympics at Samhain 2016! Sign up your team of 5 fellow campers under the Olympic Rings colors and compete to BRING HOME THE GOLD!! Sign ups will be with Aurora at Lodge 7 where you'll pick up your colored arm bands and Scavenger Hunt list.. Teams will then meet up at the "Olympic arena" (volley ball court) on Thursday morning at 10am to witness the Running of the Torch from fire circle to the arena. Our own Jessica Schattilly and Dave Spencer will emcee the events! Once there, LET THE GAMES BEGIN! -SCAVENGER HUNT (turn in your items) -WATER BALLOON TOSS -HOW'S IT HANGING -POTATO RELAY RACE -BALLOON BUST Medal Ceremony to be held immediately following! Gold, Silver, and Bronze... Who will take home the championship trophy?? Only the Gods know but you can be a witness to GREATNESS!!  (Ages 18 an Up Welcome)

Building Your Sacred Temple: A Guide to Using Communications to Create Better Relationships
10:30 – Noon ~ Thunderdome ~ Robin Albright McKean & Rev. Terry Power

Come, share, and learn a few simple steps to using open, honest communication to develop greater trust and deeper intimacy in any relationship. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Drumming 101
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Kelso and Becca

Learn basic rhythms, feel confident to play in the circle and be part of the magic! (All Ages Welcome)

Tarot Reading Techniques
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Christiana Gaudet

In this workshop, Christiana will share a variety of practical tarot reading techniques, including comprehensive spreads, custom spreads, freeform spreads, small spreads and dialogue.Tarot beginners and experts alike will find new ways to connect with the cards and give great readings.
Bring your tarot deck, or borrow one at the workshop. (All Ages Welcome)

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Queen Orianna and Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent &liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent.

Introduction to the Golden Dawn Tradition
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Aaron Leitch

In 1888, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was founded in England. This was a time and place where Masonry, Rosicrucianism, and Secret Societies proliferated - though very few of them engaged in what we would call magick or occultism. The Golden Dawn was something new - or perhaps a revival of something far more ancient. It focused almost entirely upon occultism, admitted both sexes on an equal basis, and launched the modern occult revival that would eventually lead to further magickal orders, Thelema and the OTO, and even Wicca and Neopaganism. The G.D. gave us the modern West's most famous wizards - Samuel "MacGregor" Mathers, Aleister Crowley, Florence Farr, William Butler Yeats, Maud Gonne, A.E. Waite, Dion Fortune, Israel Regardie, and others.

So who were these people? What was the purpose of the Golden Dawn? What did they do back then? How did it influence the modern occult revival? And, are they still around today? We will explore these questions and many more in this lecture. (All Ages Welcome)

Croning Ceremony of Teresa and Sandi
2:30pm ~ Sanctuary Lawn

Seasonal Druid Rite: Greeting the Wayfarer
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Rev. Ayliah "Amber" Cannon

Guests will participate in an OBOD style Druid ritual honoring the end of summer and the final harvest. We will honor the Ancestors and reflect on the gifts of the summer as we move forward into the dark half of the year. Guests are welcome to make small eco-friendly offerings to an Ancestor of their choice. (All Ages Welcome)

Sugar Skull Decorating
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Community Center ~ Tonia Patch

Sugar Skulls are a traditional folk art from Southern Mexico used to celebrate Day of the Dead. Spirits of the dead are welcomed back to their homes with beautifully decorated altars made by their loved ones. Sugar skulls, marigolds, candles, incense and special foods adorn home altars.

Sugar skulls are colorfully decorated with icing, pieces of bright foil, colored sugars and usually bear the name of the deceased loved one being honored. They are easy to make by children and adults, and if kept dry, they can last a year.

Working with Plant Spirits – The Cord of Greenwood Magick
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi

The lore about witches has long included tales of secret knowledge related to the plants of witchcraft. Join authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor for a workshop on Plant Spirits as you journey to the Cavern of Old Magic. Learn what Plant Spirits are, how to connect with them, and how they aid in ritual and magical work. Included in this workshop is the construction and use of ‘The Cord of Greenwood Magic’ – a shamanic tool for tapping into the Greenwood Realm and the Organic Memory of the Earth. Each person will work with the art of knotting cords, a magical process for connecting to the Realm of Plant Spirits. Attendees of the workshop will be given a cord to work with and take home. Come and learn about the ways of witchcraft that are ever ancient and ever new! (All Ages Welcome)

Learning Pagan Chants
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Kid's Realm Tent ~ Medea Athairn

Ever sat through a Ritual and there was a song or chant that started and you realized you were the only person who DIDN'T know the words to it? Maybe you were the only one who DID know it! In this workshop we will sing common Pagan/Wiccan Chants and Songs and learn some lesser known ones.  Lyric sheets will be provided and no vocal skills are necessary. (All Ages Welcome)

Making Scents of Aromatherapy
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Lady Epona

Aromatherapy has been in existence for centuries. This art of using scent to effect mood is complimented by the ability of essential oils to influence the physical health of a lifeform by absorption through the skin, and in some cases the mucous membranes. Besides the health benefits of aromatherapy, there are Magickal applications for scents that we will explore as well. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Cigar Social: Meet the Brotherhood!
6:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Doug Ellis

Times are changing for the men in the Pagan community. What better way to welcome a newborn into the world than with Cigars! Come out and meet a new group for men known as The Brotherhood of the Spear. All men are welcome to attend and discover what we are about and how to join this supportive, mentoring and educational “Men’s Only” group. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome) (Gender Identifying Men Only)

Co-Ed Inipi Sweatlodge
7:00pm ~ Freedom Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Stone People Lodge, Purification Lodge, or inappropriately called a Sweat Lodge, is a sacred purification ceremony. This is similar to a sauna in outward appearance, but far more significant in meaning. It is a cleansing, not only of the body, but of the mind, heart, and spirit as well. This ceremony precedes almost all other Native American ceremonies. (Ages 18 and Up)

Kid's Movie Night and Slumber Party
7:30pm – 10:30pm ~ Dining Hall ~ Kid's Realm Staff

Drop your kids off in their jammies with their pillows and blankets for an evening of kid-friendly fun and family friendly movies while their parents and guardians are at the Meet and Greet.

Samhain Meet N' Greet ~ Zombie Hunters Ball
8:00pm – 10:00pm ~ Blue Room ~

Calling all Ricks, Daryls and Michonnes! Come as Tallahassee, Columbus, Ash or Shaun...or just come as you are. Join in a night of fun and games while meeting your fellow FPG guests in this Zombie Themed meet and greet.

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

FRIDAY

 

Healing Circle

9:00am - 10:00am ~ Kid's Realm Tent ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Vinyasa Yoga Flow
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Thunderdome ~ Jillian Pagan LMT

Gentle slow and strong vinyasa flow class. (All Ages Welcome)

Ladies Morning Tea
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Sisterhood of the Shield Tent ~ Medea Athairn

Bring your Tea Cup, your Coffee Mug and your chair and join us for some morning Tea (and Coffee) and get yourself ready for a day of workshops and events. (All Ages Welcome) (Gender Identifying Women Only)

The Magic of the Crystal Singing Bowls
10:30am – Noon ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Dru Ann Welch

Come learn the history of crystal singing bowls and about sound healing. Experience the calm of a crystal singing bowl sound bath meditation. Participants may want to bring mat/towel to lie on.  (All Ages Welcome)

Veil Dancing
10:30am – Noon ~ Blue Room ~ Jean Setarah

Veil workshop with short choreography. Come learn the sacred art of using a veil to enhance the beauty and fluidity of your dance. Basic techniques including holding, back to front, butterfly and spins will be covered as well body draping. A short easy choreography will be taught and possibly performed depending upon student choice and available time. (All Ages Welcome)

FPG Atmosphere Workshop
10:30am – Noon ~ Community Center ~ Terry Commean
This is a workshop that is geared to brainstorm ideas to support FPG and make FPG better. Share ideas for workshops, games, and other fun ideas to make our time together just great! (All Ages Welcome)

The Blessed Stain: The History, Chemistry, and Tradition of Henna - Part One
10:30am – Noon ~ Sisterhood of the Shield Tent ~ Carrie Leitch

Nearly twenty years ago, a new body art trend spread like wildfire throughout the West. While a “trend” here, for a large part of the world, from North Africa all the way to India, henna is an art form steeped in thousands of years of use...and tradition. Considered to hold blessings in it’s very leaves, henna was not just an ordinary plant and the traditional patterns, not just pretty pictures. The elements combined to create powerful blessings and protections for all who were marked with it’s earthy color. Making henna is very much an alchemical process. Understanding this plant’s chemistry and how to use that to best advantage is a necessary component for successful application. During this two day, hands-on workshop, attendees will make their own henna, learn about different application techniques, safety protocols, and easy patterns to combine into a piece of art unique to each person. Discussion points will also include history, traditional uses, and the meaning of various symbols across cultures where henna is endemic.
Materials fee: $10 (All Ages Welcome)
Returning Play to our Adult Relationships
10:30am – Noon ~ Thunderdome ~ Robin Albright McKean & Rev. Terry Power

When we were kids, time with our best friend was spend in play. As adults, we can learn to spend time in play with the people who are closest to us. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

You can play flute and love it!
10:30am – Noon ~ Vendors Row ~ Robert Dolan

The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes.  (All Ages Welcome)

Perceiving Samhain Messages from spirits around others – A medium session workshop
10:30am – Noon ~ Sanctuary ~ Robin Murphy-Ford

This is a participation workshop looking past the Veil. Samhain is the perfect time to see and ask the spirits around others to communicate with us. In this session we will ask the spirits to give Samhain Messages. Special anointing oils and Gemstones will be supplied to assist your sight. Time permitting, Robin will convey messages to attendees.
(Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Town Hall Meeting
Noon ~ Blue Room ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

Come have a productive conversation with some of the board members and DCs. Share your ideas, your wants, needs and concerns with us in this lunchtime meeting. Bring your lunch with you. We will set up a few tables and chairs but you may want to bring a chair with you. If you’re shy about speaking in front of others please feel free to write your questions, concerns or comments down and drop it off at one of the Town Hall boxes located around the site. You can find them at the Community Center, Registration and the Dining Hall. (Ages 18 and up)

Discovering Animal Magick
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Lady Epona

What is the difference between a power animal and a totem/spirit animal? How can I work with animals/animal Magick? How do I discover my power animals and totem/spirit animals? Most people know that animals can enhance our lives in multiple ways, but they can also enhance our spiritual practice. Come learn how to make the most of your connection with your animal friends. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

The Ethics of Reading Tarot
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Carrie Leitch
The Tarot is a wonderful tool when used by responsible, ethical readers to give insight to those in need. In this workshop, we will discuss several important questions regarding the ethics behind reading Tarot. Common questions, such as should one read publicly, or just for friends and family, and how much, if anything one should charge for such services, will be discussed. As this will largely be a discussion format with people from various backgrounds, participants are invited to bring their own questions and thoughts regarding the ethics of reading to be discussed in the second half of this unique workshop. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)
Creating Dreamcatchers
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Community Center ~ Bee Minx

Come learn how to create a dreamcatcher! We will discuss history and meanings behind the elements of your own dream catcher. If you have a hoop, crystal, beads, feathers or anything you'd like to add you are welcome to bring them! (All Ages Welcome)

Women's Circle
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sisterhood of the Shield ~ Narissa

Honoring the Goddess within ourselves and each other. Feel free to bring an object sacred to you to place upon the altar during the ritual.  (All Ages Welcome) (Gender Identifying Women Only)

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Queen Orianna and Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent &liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent.

Full Moon in Witchcraft
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi

The full moon has always evoked a sense of the mystical.Why do we gaze at the moon, and what is that calls to us in the moon’s light? Come and discover why witches gather beneath the full moon. Learn about the connection between the moon and the ritual circle. Discover the inner the teachings about the moon and its role in birth, life, death, and renewal.
This class will include a talk on the magic of moonlight, the role of the goddess of Witchcraft, and the connection of the Underworld theme. Also included is a guided imagery journey designed to link with the mystical essence of the Full Moon. The workshop concludes with a ritual designed to bestow the blessings of the Moon Goddess on any desired aspect of life. (All Ages Welcome)

Magick with Poppets
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Vendors Row ~ Lady Willow

You will be learning the basics on the subject of Sympathetic / Poppet Magick as well as learning some of the herbs that you will fill a poppet with. You will be provided with a multi page write up on poppets as well as the basic supplies to create a purification poppet. And the best part - You get to meet some new friends at the same time!
(Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

So you wanna be a ghost hunter?
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Becca Shugart

Learn the basics of how to conduct a paranormal investigation, What's the difference in a ghost hunter vs a paranormal investigator? How to start a team, what the dangers can be. And hear some of Becca's most memorable experiences while investigating. (All Ages Welcome) 

Drum Circle Etiquette
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Kelso

How the drum circle works:
This is perfect for anyone who is new to the drum circle, and a great refresher for the veteran drum circle goers. All level of experience welcome. This workshop is for drummers, dancers and anyone who plans to attend the revel drum circle. (All Ages Welcome)

Tarot Magick
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Christiana Gaudet

Your tarot deck is a book of magickal wisdom, and a set of magickal tools! In this workshop you will learn ways to use tarot for invocation, manifestation, protection and banishment. You will also learn ways to add magick to your divination practice. Bring your tarot deck, or borrow one at the workshop. (All Ages Welcome)

Guided By Spirit
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Isaac's Grove ~ Dru Ann Welch

Truth really is stranger than fiction. Join Dru Ann on a journey into your heart space, meet your Guides on the meditation couch and learn some easy tips and tricks to heal your life. (All Ages Welcome)

Introduction to the Solomonic Grimoire Tradition
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Aaron Leitch

I have given many lectures about the Solomonic tradition of magick - usually focused on its medieval/renaissance origins, and its development into our current age. I have even discussed specific magickal techniques, such as invocations and spirit-feeding, drawn from the Old Magick. However, I have yet to show what the greater tradition looks like in practice today. What is life like for a practitioner of the medieval grimoires in the modern world? How does it differ from other modern occult traditions? Solomonic magick is far more than a set of tools to be employed at need by the magician; it is, in fact, a way of life - requiring lifelong dedication and devotion to one's personal guardians and familiar spirits. In this workshop we will explore the daily practice of a Solomonic conjurer and, perhaps most importantly, see how the Old Ways relate (or could relate) to your own practice.  (All Ages Welcome)

Ecstatic Movement
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Sanctuary Lawn ~ Jillian Pagan LMT

This class is for everyone. You can just move your head or walk around the room or dance in a crazy frenzy. There is no right or wrong. There are no set steps to follow, just gentle guidance to perhaps follow your feet, listen to your breath, go with your hips. Let Yourself Go In The rhythms. (All Ages Welcome)

Male Polyamory: Do's and Don'ts
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Doug Ellis

Doug and his wife have been polyamorous for 5+ years. Over that time he has learned a few things about what to do and what not to do in a polyamorous relationship. This workshop is designed to aid the male Pagan community in pursuing and maintain a healthy polyamorous relationship. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome) (Gender Identifying Men Only)

Zombie Walk Parade
4:30pm ~ Community Center ~ Joe

Come dressed in your best Zombie make up and meet outside the Community Center. The Zombie Parade will go from the Blue Room across camp and up Vendor's Row.

Kid's Trick or Treat
5:00pm ~ Dining Hall ~ Kid's Realm

Dress your little ones in their Halloween costumes and follow behind the Zombie Parade up Vendor's Row for some Trick or Treating. Candy and treats will be provided to the Vendors to give out to the kids.

Beer Tasting and Honoring the God
6:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Doug Ellis

Beer was a “drink of the gods,” derived from and consecrated to them. One drank to honor Odin, Thor, and the other gods and seek their protection, good crops, and peace. Let us drink to honor them…but with good beer. (Ages 21 and Up Welcome) (Gender Identifying Men Only

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Adult Coloring as Meditation, with a Twist!
7:00pm ~ Community Center ~ Shellie the BluWolf

Coloring! It’s not just for kids anymore! The act of coloring or painting has been shown to calm the mind, lower blood pressure and organize thoughts. Join us for an evening of Adult Only (over18) coloring, coffee, tea, snacks and fun. Feel free to BYOB! There will some VERY Adult Oriented coloring books, colored pencils and crayons available along with the ability to print out specific pages. Participants are encouraged to bring their own coloring books and supplies. I will give a very brief talk on the theory of color and meditation at the beginning of the workshop then onto the fun! (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Faerie Elaine and Spiral Rhythm in Concert
8:00pm ~ Blue Room

Twisted Twilight
10:00pm - ?? ~ Main Ritual Circle ~ Sisterhood of the Shield and Dave Spencer

Are you ready for some Twister in the dark? How about Twister in the dark with a team mate? You and your partner will have to maintain your balance by matching your corresponding limbs to the right colors while still maintaining contact with each other. Seems easy enough right? However there is a twist. What is the twist? Well you’ll just have to come and find out.

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

SATURDAY

 

Healing Circle
9:00am - 10:00am ~ Kid's Realm Tent ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Vinyasa Yoga Flow
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Thunderdome ~ Jillian Pagan LMT
Gentle slow and strong vinyasa flow class. (All Ages Welcome)

Ladies Morning Tea
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Sisterhood of the Shield Tent ~ Medea Athairn

Bring your Tea Cup, your Coffee Mug and your chair and join us for some morning Tea (and Coffee) and get yourself ready for a day of workshops and events. (All Ages Welcome) (Gender Identifying Women Only)

Meet the Horse Goddess
10:30am – Noon ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Lady Epona

What cultures have a Horse Goddess and how significant is she to that culture? What can your relationship with the Horse Goddess do for you? How does She work through the equine partners many of us love and share our lives with? Learn how to love, honor and walk the path of the Horse Goddess. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Communing with the Ancestors
10:30am – Noon ~ Blue Room ~ Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi

Those who came before us passed on more to us than just our genetic makeup. Join author Raven Grimassi for a talk on the spiritual lineage we all possess, and our role as the current living Stewards of an unbroken bloodline back to the first humans. Learn why communing with the Ancestors is vital in today’s world, and how we can aid each other in this lifetime. Discover empowering methods of contacting and working with the Ancestral Spirit. Included in the workshop is a personal linking to the “Spirit Rider” – a shamanic tool for invoking the presence of the Ancestral Spirit in serpent-form. (All Ages Welcome)

The Blessed Stain: The History, Chemistry, and Tradition of Henna - Part Two
10:30am – Noon ~ Sisterhood of the Shield Tent ~ Carrie Leitch

Nearly twenty years ago, a new body art trend spread like wildfire throughout the West. While a “trend” here, for a large part of the world, from North Africa all the way to India, henna is an art form steeped in thousands of years of use...and tradition. Considered to hold blessings in it’s very leaves, henna was not just an ordinary plant and the traditional patterns, not just pretty pictures. The elements combined to create powerful blessings and protections for all who were marked with it’s earthy color. Making henna is very much an alchemical process. Understanding this plant’s chemistry and how to use that to best advantage is a necessary component for successful application. During this two day, hands-on workshop, attendees will make their own henna, learn about different application techniques, safety protocols, and easy patterns to combine into a piece of art unique to each person. Discussion points will also include history, traditional uses, and the meaning of various symbols across cultures where henna is endemic.
(All Ages Welcome)

Celtic Goddesses and Cauldron Magick
10:30am – Noon ~ Thunderdome ~ Rev. Ayliah "Amber" Cannon

The cauldron symbolizes the magic of witchcraft for many paths. It appears in the mythology surrounding several Celtic Goddesses such as Cerridiwen and Morrigan. Develop your spell work using the cauldron by learning about and invoking the Celtic Goddesses who stirred their own pot. (All Ages Welcome)

You can play flute and love it!
10:30am – Noon ~ Vendors Row ~ Robert Dolan
The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes.  (All Ages Welcome)

Past Life Regression –Remembering our Past Lives where we ritually celebrated a Harvest.
10:30am – Noon ~ Sanctuary ~ Robin Murphy-Ford

This guided past life regression will cover 3 past lives in which you celebrated with ritual a Harvest. The reconnection and understanding gained through this regression will bring energy into and enrich any rituals you are involved with. Special anointing oil will be given to help you achieve this state and several gemstones to facilitate memories. The Gemstones can be used to continue your journeys after the workshop.

Life Crafting for the In Between
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Onyx Moon

Simple yet effective techniques for taking festival energy back with you for the in between times, keeping the connection with Goddess, bringing your magical craft back into your everyday life with simple , easy workings that make sense for our busy lives.. AKA for us Lazy Witch's...keeping our magical energy flowing and raising our universal vibration... 

Encore Faerie Elaine and Spiral Rhythm Concert
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Blue Room

Satan, Demons and Hell - Why Are They in the Grimoires?
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Sanctuary ~ Aaron Leitch

For hundreds of years, the Western grimoires have been decried as evil texts full of appeals to Satanic entities, by which magicians sell their souls to the Great Enemy in return for temporary wealth or power here on Earth. In recent decades, these texts have re-emerged into our culture - this time viewed in a more egalitarian light. After all, there are grimoires full of angels and nature spirits who have no connection to the infernal realm. There is really nothing "Satanic" about these books. However...

While it is true most of this negative reputation is thanks to aggressive anti-occult propaganda from the Church, the grimoires themselves must bear some of the blame. While there are plenty of angelic grimoires out there, it cannot be denied there are countless examples of grimoires that really do call upon Satan, Lucifer, Leviathan, Belial, Asmodeus, Baal, Lilith and hundreds (maybe thousands) of other denizens of hell. This made it very easy for the Church to hold the texts up as proof that they are, in fact, devilish at heart.

Yet the European medieval/renaissance grimoires were primarily produced by devout Christians. The image of the de-frocked priest performing Satanic Masses behind closed doors is not only the stuff of urban legend, but nothing remotely like it appears in the grimoires. Even the spells that call exclusively upon the rulers of Hell still make prayers and appeals to the Highest God to accomplish their goals. So these people weren't Satan worshippers or even demonolaters - but that leaves us to question: why in the world would devout Christian mystics even include Satan or anything hellish in their grimoires? And, of course, what does that mean for those of us using the same texts today?

You might find the answer surprising - but more importantly you will see how the answer is vital to the Western mysteries, and to all of us attempting to revive the Old Magick in the modern world. This lecture might just change how you think magick works! (All Ages Welcome)

The Elementals in Ritual: How to Call Them and What They Really Mean
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Isaac's Grove ~ Robin Albright McKean & Rev. Terry Power

When we call the quarters in ritual, who or what are we really calling? And why? (All Ages Welcome)

Celtic Games
1:00pm ~ Morrigan's Arena ~ Queen Orianna and Marshal TJ

Celtic Games is an event that remembers days long past when kingdoms fought for control, power, riches, and territory; when kings and queens chose their champions to limit loss of life upon the battlefield. Will you be brave enough, strong enough, quick enough, or witty enough to take the coveted crown for your own and become King or Queen of FPG Celtic Games. Please bring a water gun with you on Friday for the Water Siege. Lay on!! — And may the most skilled sword claim victory! Adults are required to sign a consent &liability form. Ages 5-12 require a parent present. All minors require parental consent.

Professional Diviners Roundtable
1:00pm – 3:00pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Christiana Gaudet

Are you a professional psychic, cartomancer, or astrologer? Do you want to be? Christiana Gaudet will create a space for diviners to share their wisdom and experience with each other. She will also present some practical advice, ethics, stories and insight about the professional practice of divination.

Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Blue Room ~ Dru Ann Welch

Full group healing session. Open your chakras and begin your healing with a Crystal Bowl Sound Bath session. If you have a pendulum bring one, there will be some provided to use. Participants may want to bring mat/towel to lie on.

Releasing Your Inner Goddess
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Sisterhood of the Shield ~ Medea Athairn

This is a ritual of empowerment. All those who identify as Woman are welcome to attend. Following the ritual will be a time for us to be worshiped as the Goddesses that we are. Please bring a chair or ground cover.

Kitchen Witchery and Mead Making
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Thunderdome ~ Pami Griffith

Witch of the kitchen or kitchen of the witch magic in the kitchen. How doest thou make a meal magickal? In this
course we will look at some very old recipes and some very new ones and there will be a surprise to take home. YUMMY! Honeymead..mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages..come and see how easy and how flavor
able this nectar of the Gods is. A surprise with every class.  (Ages 21 and Up)

Encountering a Native Goddess
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Ancestor's Glen ~ Dayan Martinez

Our Lady Florida, Spirit of the Land of Many Waters calls pagans and spiritually aware people to listen. As the land, waters, and biodiversity of her realm dwindle under the oppressive regime of humanity, she comes with a vision. We will learn some of her history and character through storytelling, immerse ourselves in a guided meditation into her wilderness and presence, and then recount our experiences while practicing active listening in a circle. Nothing else is required. (All Ages Welcome)

Workshop Presenter's Appreciation Tea
5:00pm ~ Community Center ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

All workshop and event presenters are invited to attend a Tea in their honor. You will be joined by members of the board, headliners and coordinators.

Sharing the Harvest Main Ritual
8:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~ Four Winds Lodge ATC

Come join us as we learn of the legend the Aztec god and dance with the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl to celebrate our bountiful harvest. Give up all that no longer serves your highest good, with an offering to the fire, and bring forth your sacrificial offering to the Pyramid to show your thanks and praise to the higher powers.
We are asking that everyone bring a non-perishable food item as an offering to donate to the less fortunate.

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

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Closing Ritual
11:00am ~ Blue Room