Please bear with us as we are in the last stages of finalizing our Free Workshop Schedule…
We are very excited to announce, we have added a new Children’s Area to our schedule so all of our little pixies and imps can also enjoy the Wild Rumpus! (NOTE: this is not a drop off site… all pixies and imps must be accompanied by a princess, witch/wizard, ogre or parent/adult)
Keep checking back as we will be adding workshops as they come in for 2018!
Keynote Speaker: Jhenah Telyndru
The God and Goddesses of the Ancient Celts
Location: Workshop Area- 4pm
with Jhenah Telyndru
Many modern Pagans draw spiritual inspiration from the ancient Celts, but what do we really know about pre-Christian Celtic religions and the deities they worshiped? How can we best honor our spiritual forebears while also developing personal relationships with the Celtic Gods themselves? How important is it to have “Celtic” blood in order to practice a form of Celtic Paganism? Join us in exploring these and other questions as we take a whirlwind tour through history, archaeology, mythology, and folk practices in a quest to understand the nature of Celtic divinities through and understanding of their cultural origin.
The Elements of Magical Herbalism
Location: Workshop Area- 11am
with Jhenah Telyndru
The use of herbs in magic is a potent art found in ancient and indigenous traditions around the world, an art which is still in active practices today. Come learn how plants ca be powerful allies in our quest for change, self-mastery, and transformation. We will learn the folkloric properties of some commonly used herbs, discuss the moon’s influence on plant growth and harvesting, discover how to create herbal talismans, and explore ways to use magical herbalism in our everyday lives. We will work directly with herbs as we learn how to identify their energy signatures and elemental correspondences for ourselves.
Bio: Jhenah Telyndru has always felt called to dance with joy in that liminal space which straddles the realms of history and myth, of individuality and collectivity, of the seen and the unseen. A creative mystic who loves science and values fact, Jhenah embraces the conscious co-creation of the future, while immersing herself in an impassioned study of the past. The path between, she believes, is where the mysteries are revealed and where true magic happens.
In 1995 Jhenah founded the Sisterhood of Avalon, a non-profit Celtic Women’s Spirituality organization, and serves as Academic Dean and lead instructor of the Avalonian Tradition. Theological Seminary. She teaches Avalonian Intensive Workshops around North America and the UK, and has facilitated in pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles since 2000. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition, Jhenah has been dedicated to Goddess Spirituality for over 30 years. She is the author of Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom (Llewellyn 2010), which is used by Women’s Spirituality Groups and solitary practitioners’ world-wide.
A professional’s tarot counsellor for over 20yeears, Jhenah is the creator of The Avalonian Oracle: Spiritual Wisdom from the Holy Isle (Schiffer, 2016) oracle deck and books, gorgeously illustrated by Emily Burnner. She is the originator of unique system of inner pilgrimage can be experienced on the beautiful instructional DVS Trancing the Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures.
She also produced a spoken word album for guided meditations entitled Journey to Avalon: Immrama to the Holy Isle. Jhenah’s writing has been featured in periodicals including PanGaia, SageWoman, The Beltane Papers, Circle Magazine and The Tor Stone: Quarterly Journal of Women’s Mysteries magazines, several Llewellyn annuals, and both fiction and non-fiction anthologies.
A STORY: STONE SOUP
Location: @ the Children’s Area- 12:30pm
Presented by Chris Fielding
Bio: Chris Fielding is a writer, teacher, and witch. He was the co-host of Everyday Paranormal (a
pagan-perspective radio show), the co-editor of the ARA Quarterly for the Temple of Ara in New York City, and the writer of Connecting Circles (a column about the spiritual connections between belief systems). He is an Elder Priest and the co-founder of The Amber Raven Circle, an eclectic coven in the Sakonnet Bay area. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and son, three cats, a dog, and a slightly confused fish.
Location: @ the Vendor’s Table- 11:30am
with Christopher LaFond
Have you ever wondered how an astrology chart “works”? Or maybe you haven’t ever seen an astrology chart; or you have a copy of yours and don’t know what to do with it. How does it relate (or does it) to the daily or weekly horoscope columns that we see in our favorite publications or websites? We’ll talk astrology basics (planets, signs, houses, aspects), horoscope columns, and how to begin to get a handle on all of it. For beginners and experienced astrologers alike (you may learn something new!).
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. http://lafond.us
Location: Ritual Space- 5pm
with Sha Blackburn
This is what I hope will be an interactive discussion. Come and share your thoughts and experiences about the event. What did you like? What do you think could improve? Be prepared to offer up suggestions and possibly your time and energy to improve this event. Ask questions about the Pagan Pride Project, and learn what it takes to create our SEMA PPD event!
Bio: Sha Blackburn is the Regional Coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project in New England. She has been a volunteer with the organization since 1999 holding various roles. She lives in SE Mass and has been a practicing pagan all of her life. She is the High Priestess of the Order of Blended Wisdom; an eclectic coven of witches, a professional psychic, metaphysical teacher and holistic healer. She strives to create sacred space for common unity to thrive.
Location: Workshop Area- 12pm
with Ladye Morgandy
In this workshop we will explore different crystals, their forms, properties, uses and care. You will see and learn about several different crystals, their healing & other daily uses. Please bring an open Mind & Heart and along with your questions or curiosity! Feel free to bring your own crystals if you wish . Look forward to seeing you there!
Bio: Ladye Morgandy HP/Wendy Medeiros I am a fourth generation Hereditary Witch. I was taught to use my intuitive abilities by friends & family members since childhood along herbal lore, crystal lore, hands on healing, and spellcraft.
I was a solitary practitioner for many years until finding The Tuatha De Danaan (Druidic Initiatory Coven which was established in 1968) . I have studied and trained through all degrees of this Coven eventually attaining Elder and High Priestess
I am currently a HP (High Preistess), a member of Ash Grove of The TDD and founder of Wisteria Grove.
FOLK TALE: THE EDUCATION OF ARTHUR
Location: @ the Children’s Area- 2:30pm
Presented by RowanOak
Mystical Shores Red Tent
Location: @ the Vendor’s Area-10:30am
with Susan Morgaine
Spreading the word on the Red Tent phenomena, talking, bonding, connecting to all women.
Bio: Susan Morgaine is a Goddess spiritualty teacher, red tent priestess, Kundalani Yoga & meditation instructor, Healer, writer and a Women’s Empowerment Coach.
Orgone Energy Transformers
Location: @ the Vendor’s Area- 1:30pm
with Natalie Johnson & Carol Metral
Learn about Orgone, and how you can create balance and harmony in your life and with the Earth in this workshop. Gaia Gems offers a unique way to work cooperatively with the mineral kingdom to bring about personal and planetary change. ETs help to prevent or minimize the harmful effects of electromagnetic frequencies in the environment. In addition, we have created specific energetic combinations to enhance positive vibrations such as love, gratitude, abundance, deep connection, inspiration, joy & courage, among many others. We offer pieces designed to connect to specific spiritual entities, totem animals & astrological impulses. Meditate with them, place them in the garden, use them to create sacred space, to heal trauma or to deepen connection to Spirit.
Natalie Johnson is a Reiki Master / Teacher, Herbalist and co-founder of Gaia Gems Earth Wisdom. She has a unique perspective on life and living it to it’s fullest while still being in harmony with all living creatures.
Carol Metral is an RN with a focus on holistic nursing. Her practice includes; Holistic Nursing Consultations, Healing Touch, Reiki, Chakra Tuneups, EFT, and more. She is the co-founder of Gaia Gems Earth Wisdom
NATIVE AMERICAN FOLK STORY HOW THE BIRDS GO THEIR SUITS
Location: Children’s Area- 1:30pm
Presented by Brother Granite
Pagan Parenting for Teens
Location: Workshop Area- 1pm
Presented by the Amber Raven Circle
BIo: Sharon DeMaria lives and works as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Rhode Island. She is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher and Herbalist, as well as an Elder in the Amber Raven Circle. She is an avid runner who loves the stillness of Nature.
Pagan Parenting for Young Children
Location: Children’s Area- 11:30am
Presented by the Amber Raven Circle
Bio: Christina Hallman has been attracted to the craft all her life but found the path of Wicca in 2004. She is a mother of two teenagers, a public school teacher, and the co leader and creator of the Amber Raven Circle.
The Celtic Tree Ogham
Location: Workshop Area- 2pm
with Sarah Lynne Hetman, JD
Delve amongst the roots of Celtic Divination with this informative and engaging workshop on the Tree Ogham. Whet your appetite for the lore, history, and the beginning of the ways by which the Celts glimpse the divine and peek through the veil between the worlds.
Bio: Chieftan of Tuatha na bPrechain Naomh, BA in English Literature 2005 with an award winning thesis on Nobel Laureate, Irish Poet, WB Yeats, Juris Doctor in 2010 with a writing requirement on Brehon Law, published poet, librarian, music teacher, and Celtic scholar.