2017 Workshops Updates- To Be Announced Soon
Thanks you to all the wonderful Workshops Presenters from 2016. We are looking forward to seeing you all again this Fall 2017…
Keynote Speaker: Spirit Contact Made Easy
with Michelle Meleo
We are lucky enough to be living in the time where a brand new form of communication is being developed within the human race – the ability to communicate with the spirit world! For many years, this ability has been restricted to only a select few. More recently however, we’ve experienced a major awakening of this ability on a global level. For most, it is happening quite naturally, while others continue to search for the techniques required.
In this workshop, Michelle shares with you, some of her personal experiences with communicating with the deceased. You will also learn the many different ways that there are to communicate and discover what methods might work best for you through a mini guided meditation, led by Michelle. This is a hand’s on workshop where you will also get to experiment with pendulums, playing cards and your own intuition in order to communicate with deceased loved ones and spirit guides. Michelle will also be outlining her brand new divination deck called “Spirit Contact Cards”. This deck is specifically created to be used for spirit communication. You can expect a chance to experiment with them too!
Bio: Michelle Meleo was born and raised in Lakeville, Massachusetts and has been aware of her psychic abilities since childhood. She helps people to connect with their deceased loved ones for validation, healing and guidance
She also believes that everyone has the capability to access and develop their inherent intuition for personal as well as professional uses and is dedicated to help awaken those skills for others, with her publications, mentoring program and lectures throughout the United States.
Michelle is the author of “Playing Charades with the Deceased”, Author and artist of “Spirit Contact Cards”; and numerous other works that include home study programs, easy to understand workbooks and hypnosis recordings to help recognize and develop psychic skills.
Caravan Project SE New England -Tribal Belly Dance, a dance of fun, creativity and community.
The Caravan Project is an International Tribal Belly Dance network that utilizes the Gypsy Caravan format to create a fun, friendly dance experience.
Tribal Belly dance is derived from the ancient dances of the Middle East, India and Spain. It is a dance of community and connection that uses a shared dance language to create group improvisations. It flows, it breathes, and it’s in the moment, its feminine strength, beauty and an appreciation of the body in physical as well as spiritual wellness. The Caravan Project is a perfect vehicle to bring together music, rhythm, dance and art.
Previous dance experience is not necessary, just a willingness to explore, have fun, and move.
Bio: Neylan is a Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance instructor and a vital force in the New England Tribal Community. Her influences in the region have been seen in many projects and events. She is the organizer of the Gathering of the Tribes, The Caravan Project SE New England, and various community fundraising events. For more information about Neylan or her projects go to neylandancer.com
Totem Bone Medicine
with Brother Granite
Presentation will define what the Aqueni is and how it relates to Totem Bone Medicine. The presentation will then go on to speak about how Animal Spirit Totems play an important role in Native American Symbolic Spirituality. Select Totems will be highlighted as examples of Animal Spirit Totems. The focus of the class will turn its attention to the Totem Bone Medicine itself. Brother Granite will speak on the basic foundation of Bone Medicine. Time permitting, a random participant of the class will be given a Totem Bone Reading while everyone will be allowed to closely observe the Medicine in action.
Bio: Brother Granite, a 20 year active Awasos Aqueni Ceremonialist and Abenaki Native American. Brother Granite has a unique bond with Animal Totems. It is through this relationship and his Sacred Artifacts that allow him to help others find guidance through Totem Bone Readings. Brother Granite is a renowned Storyteller of over 14 years. He is a presenter of Story-Telling Drum Programs that educate as well as entertain while utilizing Intertribal Folklore and song. A wise teacher, counselor and Reiki Master, Brother Granite considers his Path a joy to walk.
The Labyrinth: Traveling the Axis Mundi
with Tracy Andryc
The axis mundi is the connection between higher and lower realms…the world tree…sacred center. The labyrinth connects us with earth and sky, etheric and physical, within and without and allows us to let energy flow along the axis mundi or chakras. By connecting with the dynamic energy of the labyrinth and sending that energy up and down the body’s axis mundi, we can move beyond the obstacles on our path toward balance and wholeness. Join Tracy on a journey through the labyrinth that will awaken your energy centers and bring you to sacred center.
Bio: Tracy Andryc has been sharing her love of the labyrinth since her first walk on its path in 1998. She sees the labyrinth as a universal tool that can be used in a magical/spiritual context, regardless of your religious path. Tracy is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Certified Birth Doula, Reiki Master, Crystal Healing Practitioner, and owner of One Path Labyrinth Ventures. She takes a holistic approach to her labyrinth work by incorporating other modalities such as Reiki, crystal grids/healing, breath work, sound and sacred dance. For almost two decades, she has facilitated workshops and rituals on the labyrinth and other topics at venues throughout New England. Tracy lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three adult kids and three step-kids, happily playing with clay.
with Michelle Skye
Using technology for magic? Crazy, right? Not so much! With our world becoming more and more techno-focused, why not utilize this awesome energy for magical purposes! We will discuss the concept of technology magic and learn some spells that can be done TODAY to create and manifest your dreams and desires!
Bio: Michelle Skye is the author of three books focusing on the feminine divine: Goddess Alive, Goddess Afoot, and Goddess Aloud. She has also written two children’s books: Harriet Tubman, Follow Your Star and Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield. She is a member of the Crafty Witches magical circle in Southeastern Massachusetts and has been for over four years. Michelle is also a member of the Sisterhood of Avalon and has been following the Avalonian path for 10 years. Michelle has spoken about the Divine Feminine at the 2014 The Morrigan’s Call Retreat, and the 2014 and 2015 Celebrate the Goddess Telesummits, put on by Guardian Gateway. She hosted two workshops at the Ninefold Festival in July 2016. Michelle has been teaching classes on Magic, Wicca, the Feminine Divine, Meditation, and Divination in Massachusetts for over fifteen years.
What Makes You Rock
with Terry Milton
There will be a short meditation to help learn to attune to the energy of stones and crystals. This workshop will encourage each participant to select a stone or two for a mini Stone Reading … It is hoped that this will give each participant a little insight into some of the many ways in which YOU ROCK!
Bio: Terry Milton, aka “The Stone Lady” has been active in the psychic field for over 40 years. She has studied many traditional and unconventional ‘tools of the trade,’ including Palmistry, Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot, and is the creator of “Stone Readings” — a method of attuning to people through the stones and crystals with which they are closely aligned. There are uncanny similarities between “Mother Nature” and “Human Nature,” and people tend to be drawn to stones that have a personality, history, or energy similar to their own. Because “The Stone Lady” understands the stones, she is able to attune to you with authentic clarity. http://www.thestonelady.net
Cake and Ale: The Bardic Circle, what happened?
with Rowanoak: The Wiccan Wizard
This will be a workshop containing a small simple ritual, the predominant part of this ritual will be an emphasis on the Cake and Ale Ceremony, more over the sharing of tales, and music, and teaching held therein. Once Cake and Ale(fruits, vegetables, cheese, and water) has been shared, the Bardic part of the circle will begin with me lecturing the importance of this part of the ritual, followed by storytelling starting with me, than asking for group participation. We will go around as many times as time allows, then close circle. The overall purpose of this workshop will be to express the importance of this time of which we sit with the gods sharing food, drink, and merriment, the power and importance of words and song, and the power of love and laughter that come from the sharing of food and drink. As a very dear friend once said: “the sharing of food makes friends family.”
Bio: Rowanoak The Wiccan Wizard has been a practicing pagan for over twenty years, and has been professionally reading Tarot for over eight. He studied Wicca, as well as the art of Tarot in Bristol, Rhode Island , however he is ever seeking new experiences and knowledge of both. He is a founding member of the South Eastern Massachusetts Pagan Alliance (SEMPA), and can often be found once a month at the Southeastern Massachusetts Pagan night out gathering in Raynham, MA. He is known for this kind nature, and an animated personality, and from time to time the ability to spin a yarn.
The Pagan Homestead
with Chris LaFond
Two years ago, Chris and Katie bought a property in Western MA that allowed them to pursue their dream of producing more of their food in a more Earth-friendly way. Since then, they have been able to raise most of our own meat (chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits) and much of our own produce. They have also made their own soaps, cleaning products, and more. Whether you live in the country or the city, come join this workshop — part presentation and part discussion — and share your own ideas about how to be an Earth-friendly pagan.
Bio: Christopher LaFond is a Master Astrologer of the Society of Astrologers, specializing in traditional, non-modern, methods of delineation and prediction. He offers classes, lectures, and readings. He performs traditional Celtic and American folk music on harp, guitar, and voice, and spends most of his days taking care of animals and developing educational materials for digital learning. http://astroharp.com
with Katie LaFond
Magic lives in the fibers that we wear, wrap our children in, and walk upon. We will discuss the delicate balance (and magic) of spinning fiber into thread, and the language of cables and colorwork. Exploring how chant and lacework can support each other, we will also talk about offerings we can make, surrounding those in need with items imbued with love and magic. Practitioners of all levels and interest are welcome.
Bio: Katie LaFond follows an Earth-based spirituality and had studied Anamanta and Blackheart Feri. A third-generation fiber artist and orchestral flutist, Katie has led musical & fiber arts clans at EarthSpirit’s Twilight Covening, taught workshops in a variety of pagan disciplines, and been a speaker for UMass Spirals. She is a music teacher and lives with her family, two cats, a dog, some chickens, turkeys and goats, & way too much yarn.