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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2016 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Thursday, February 11
 

3:00pm

Early Bird Social
You've arrived early and don't know what to do? These rooms are open to anyone at PantheaCon (without your badge as reg isn't open yet) for socializing. Families are welcome and it is usually a quieter space than the Lobby Bar.

You are also welcome to bring food. There will be large round tables and chairs. 

Thursday February 11, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

All Pagan and Polytheist Meet and Greet

the Bay Area group All Pagans and Polytheists will gather to network.  All are welcome to join in, even if you are not part of the group - yet! We welcome tri-fold information boards (that later will be on the Information tables along the poolside hallway.)  Boards will be available for groups, both local and not in the area, to post info on. Our website www.allpagans.net will be running nearby to show what and how this networking group can function. At 8 pm we will have a Round table discussion about some of the topics brought up at meetings over the last year. In the coming year we expect to have some Focus topics at our group meetings.

            Feel free to join in, or just use the space to relax in after your early arrival at PantheaCon.


Speakers
AP

All Pagans and Polytheists

We are a diverse group of pagans and polytheists in the Bay Area and Northern California. There is, of course, a great deal of diversity of definitions for who we are, but in general most people know that pagan means “of the country” and many of us practice reconstructions of the Old Ways before Christianity. But we also include people working with combinations of old and new practices. www.allpagans.net


Thursday February 11, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

9:00pm

Late Evening (early bird) Gathering

You've arrived early and don't know what to do? These rooms are open to anyone at PantheaCon (with or without your badge if you missed the times that Registration was open) for socializing. Families are welcome and it is usually a quieter space than the Lobby Bar.

 You are also welcome to bring food. There will be large round tables and chairs. 


Thursday February 11, 2016 9:00pm - Friday February 12, 2016 12:00am
San Jose/ Santa Clara
 
Friday, February 12
 

12:30pm

Opening Ritual
Join us as we bless this space and gather together to shield and encompass the hotel and our extended space during this gathering of the tribes.

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner & friends

Glenn Turner and whoever wants to help, will bless the space and the group. Glenn, a witch since 1968 and a founder of NROOGD and Covenant of the Goddess, is also master of Sirius Encampment OTO (1983). She is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 26 years. She can be reached at glenn@ancientways.com


Friday February 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fir

1:30pm

Introduction To Runes - The Elder Futhark
An overview of the rune system most often used in divination. History, connections to Deities, meanings, and methods of interpretation. Comprehensive take-home handout provided.

Speakers
DW

Drew Ward

Drew Ward credits family tradition and hereditary gifts for the foundation of his psychic work and Heathen spirituality. Drew operates a "cottage industry" business, Just Rewards, specializing in the finest Baltic amber. He and his husband Jim, reside in Berkeley.


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fir

1:30pm

The Many Faces of the Celts: a meetup and roundtable discussion
A roundtable discussion to see the many paths, practioners, and ideas that the followers of the Celtic Gods bring to the table. Here we might find community to worship together, and delve deeper into the history, culture, and devotion. All who feel called to the many Gods who fall under the "Celtic" umbrella are welcome!

Speakers
CO

Cauldron of the Celts

A devotional group founded within CAYA Coven by those publicly dedicated to "Celtic" gods working together in an effort to connect with other devotees and be of service to the public. Being a multi-faith group means that everyone is coming from a different angle as far as practice, but share a common love, reverence and commitment to honoring the Gods and culture in the world today.


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Connecting to the Soul’s Wisdom With Hypnosis
You hold inside of you all of the answers that you need to live a happy, successful life, the life that you were born to live. During this workshop with a magically minded professional hypnotherapist, you will learn about hypnosis and how it can help you identify and overcome subconscious obstacles and blocks so that you can live an even more successful, happy and productive life. You will experience a group hypnosis session to aid in the process of overcoming these blocks by connecting to the wisdom of your Soul. Closed after 30 Min.

Speakers
BT

Brenda Titus

Brenda is passionate about helping people transform their lives through the power of hypnosis. She has 15 years of experience counseling and advocating for victims of sexual assault, adults molested as children, and other traumatic events. Now she brings the potent, life-changing techniques of 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-hypnosis® to help all people transform their lives and achieve health, wellness, and success. She is a regular contributor to... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan

1:30pm

Counseling Skills 101
Do people come to you when they need support or help with difficult experiences and emotions? How do you respond when someone tells you about a cancer diagnosis, a hard choice, a frightening experience? How can you use your compassion, your words, your presence, and your perceptions to be most helpful to members of your circle/grove/community? A primer in the ways our body language and our verbal responses and questions can facilitate or hamper the support we offer, with handouts for further study and exploration. Geared toward clergy, although all are welcome and encouraged.

Speakers
CG

Christina Gargiullo

Christina (aka Gwen) is trained as a chaplain and has worked with hospital, homeless, prison, and hospice populations. She is a priestess in Come As You Are Coven and in Our Lady of the Wells Church and runs a google+ group called Pagan Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling, which you are invited to join if you are interested in this work. She lives with her eccentric family in El Cerrito in a house filled with yarn, scifi/fantasy novels, and... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

Defense Against the Dark Arts
Defense Against the Dark Arts (for kids, parents, and those who wish they were kids). Zebrine Gray directed Hogwarts summer camps for 12 years and continues to explore pop culture magic. She brings her extensive experience in teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts to this workshop. She will teach active games based on Harry Potter and offer a simple lesson in shielding and protection focused on the “Protego” spell. Join us for some Hogwarts magic!

Speakers
ZG

Zebrine Gray

Zebrine Gray has been directing and teaching interfaith children's programs based in fantasy for twelve years. She is the Headmistress of Hogwarts and a Jedi Grandmaster at her programs, and she loves to bring magical meaning through pop culture to seekers of all ages through her engaging workshops.


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin

1:30pm

Gruncles and Aunties: Creating Intentional Community
This workshop is designed to discuss the challenges and rewards of creating intentional community through non-traditional extended family structures. How do Pagans translate the idea of family-of-choice into a healthy and functional dynamic for the next generation? Attendees are invited to share their own experience and trade ideas on what is working, in addition to divulging some less successful experiments.

Speakers
SS

Sonja Sadovsky

Sonja Sadovsky, author of The Priestess and the Pen, explores topics of self-identity, Goddess worship, sexuality, and creating intentional community in this upcoming event. She is the leader of Covenant of the Serpent's Song, a Wiccan group located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She holds a Bachelor's in Creative Writing from USF, and Master's of Arts in Western Esotericism and Mysticism from University of Amsterdam.


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Santa Clara

1:30pm

Intro to Reiki 1 for Magical People
Reiki Energy Healing is an easy to learn, easy to use technique for promoting healing, improving mood, reducing stress, and decreasing pain, deepeing meditation that can also be used in magical ways. It works by activating the ability of the hands to transmit 'ki' energy to nourish the body's ability to heal itself. Use on self, others and in magical ways. Class includes Reiki 1 attunement. Taught by 20year+ Professional Reiki Master/Teacher who first learned Reiki at event like Pantheacon. Door closes 20 minutes in to avoid meditation/attunement disruption.

Speakers
JR

Jessica Reiki Miller

Jessica first learned Reiki at Free Spirit Gathering in Maryland in 1992, and went on to train with multiple teachers here and in the Japan, and has been teaching Reiki full time for the last 15 years. A Reiki historian and technique innovator, her pagan give a much broader perspective on the versatility and use of the Japanese healing art, for healing, career, spirit and sacred place work. Her book, Reiki Birthplace: A Site Guide to Mt Kurama... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Psychic Skill-Boosting for Kids and their Grown-ups
Explore fun ways to strengthen your psychic and magickal power while enjoying family time with your loved ones. Appropriate for all ages.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Marquis

Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, the founder of United Witches global coven, and a local coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. She's the author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, all from Llewellyn Publications. She is the co-author of Witchy Mama, and the co-creator of the Spellcaster's Tarot, both forthcoming from Llewellyn. An avid crafter, folk artist, and tarot reader... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Truth of the Matter (alchemy demystified)
An exploration of alchemy, using its three principles - sulphur, Mercury, & salt - to understand the true nature of reality. Detailed explanations of practices, philosophies, and alchemy on whole will be plainly given in hopes to demystify this closely guarded art.

Speakers
AH

Avery Hopkins

Avery Hopkins is a full-time alchemist and the creator of Kymia Arts, an online platform originally designed to make available and inform the public about ancient alchemical philosophies and preparations - with a specific focus on the extraction of oil from metals and metallic alchemy in general. Avery has traveled the world for 10+ years studying, teaching, and practicing alchemy. He now resides in Northern Arizona, where he keeps his lab and... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Simeon

1:30pm

Weather Witchery
A comprehensive discussion exploring different types of weather and the most effective magic to work during each one. Elemental affiliations of each weather type is covered, as well as folk lore, traditional magic, and how to draw in certain weather systems. (Book: "Weather or Not")

Speakers
KR

Katrina Rasbold

Katrina Rasbold is a best-selling author of thirty books, all available on Amazon.com. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion and has taught workshops and classes throughout California for more than two decades. She and her husband, Eric Rasbold, are the co-founders of the CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway) spiritual path, which is practiced worldwide. Her first book, "Energy Magic," reached the #1 position in the Amazon Kindle Bookstore ranking in the... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Carlos

1:30pm

Willful Bane: the History, Techniques and Ethics of Hexing
Willful Bane is about the ethics of banework, the history of it in Appalachian folk magic, plus lots of practical experience that includes dollies, sachets, vinegar, chicken feet, marshmallows etc. We'll dive into history, legend, techniques and--perhaps most important--ethics. Come learn about the joy of hex.

Speakers
BB

Byron Ballard

H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a ritualist, teacher, speaker and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Unity Festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference and other gatherings. She serves as elder priestess at Mother Grove Goddess Temple, a church devoted to the many faces of the Divine Feminine, where she teaches religious... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose

1:30pm

The Fivefold Goddess: Radical Revisioning of the Feminal Divine
Freed from the chains of utility and commodification, the Fivefold Goddess is being born in us and through us. She is sovereign, liberated, powerful; she is whole and holy unto herself. Breaking away from limitations embedded in the hyperfocus on procreative capacity and function, we deconstruct the threads of patriarchal conditioning. In our awareness of – and awakening to – the myriad forms of womanhood, we renew our understandings of our divine nature. All women are women; all women are divine. Find yourself in Femella, Potens, Creatrix, Sapientia and Antiqua. See her in you.

Speakers
LF

Lasara Firefox Allen

Lasara Firefox Allen is the author of Sexy Witch (Llewellyn, 2005), and the upcoming Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality (Llewellyn, 2016). Lasara has an active coaching practice and offers ongoing individual and group coaching, interactive online classes, and in-person workshops. Her work weaves together themes of empowerment, embodiment, body positivity, sexual liberation, feminism, and owning our whole... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar

1:30pm

How to Use HooDoo, Conjure and Rootwork to Effect Change
Have you heard of HooDoo? Do you get all a twitter when someone mentions Conjure or Folk Magic? What is Rootwork and how it works? Do you worry about someone “laying a trick on you?” Have you been crossed? This class will be an introductory look at using HooDoo, Conjure, Rootwork and Folk Magic to effect change in your own personal life and in your community. This class will cover the basics of what these traditions are and how they differ as well as provide spell work you can actually use. Join Hexeba Theaux and learn what it’s all about.

Speakers
HT

Hexeba Theaux

Hexeba Theaux has been studying witchcraft and Wicca since she was a teenager, learning from several wonderful teachers (and a few bad ones); reading everything she could get her hands on; working solitary for many years; and working with groups for several more. She has belonged to circles or covens in Spain, and California, been initiated into two Central Valley Wicca Traditions, and is a Gardnerian third degree. An apprentice to Valerie Voigt... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pine

3:30pm

A Practical Heathen's Guide to Ritual
This workshop will discuss the various forms of heathen ritual, then move on to practical and effective ways for an individual to create engaging, meaningful rituals. Patricia Lafayllve will begin at a ground-up foundation and then discuss each moment of a ritual from start to finish. This is a great workshop for those who are beginning their work as heathen practitioners of any kind.

Speakers
PM

Patricia M. Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve has been active in the pagan and heathen communities since the mid-1990's. She served in various offices of The Troth, an organization dedicated to heathen practiecs, for many years. Patricia's published works include numerous magazine articles, "Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess," and the recently released "A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru." She is a Freyjasgythja, a seidhkona, and a proud member of... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

The Cauldron of the Dagda
The Dagda was a warrior, a king, and the lover of the Morrigan. He is the Good God who teaches us the power of kinship, yet he reminds us to laugh at ourselves and enjoy life to its fullest. He was the keeper of one of the four great treasures of the Tuatha De Danna, Undry, the bottomless cauldron that sustains the tribe. Learn the myths and roles this dynamic figure played in Irish mythology and how to connect with him as the keeper of kinship and the cauldron.

Speakers
SW

Stephanie Woodfield

Stephanie Woodfield has been a practicing Witch and Priestess of the Morrigan for over seventeen years. She is a Reiki practitioner as well as a natural clairvoyant and empathy. She is one of the founding members of Morrigu’s Daughters, an online sisterhood dedicated to the Morrigan, the Irish goddess of sovereignty and battle. She is the author of Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan and Drawing Down the Sun... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

Permaculture and the future of earth.
Reconnect with your wild roots.  Learn about how humans have lived in harmony with the Earth for thousands of years. Embrace the spiral nature of Earth and foods that grow around you. Plant your own garden of Eden in your backyard! We can empower each other to create a better world through the open sharing of knowledge.  I offer a local, permaculture, and wild foraging based solution for today´s complex technological problems.

Speakers
RN

Rye N Flint

I reside in an blue oak - gray pine Savannah in Northern California. I surthrive in an off-grid tiny home next to a creek filled with manzanitas, bay trees, and Madrones. I have a B.S. in Soil Science, and a permaculture design certification. I enjoy teaching others the magic of mushroom hunting, and pointing out the names and uses of wild plants. I give talks and host workshop on rewilding and food forestry, tying in stories of our past, with... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Carlos

3:30pm

Isis Sacred Healing Circle
Isis was the goddess of life of Ancient Egypt, and is a symbol of vitality, prosperity, and healing. This ritual will be a safe and sacred space to invite and co-create energies for healing, release and acceptance. Please bring an intention of suffering and grief that you wish to you let go of, and awareness of emotional and energetic wounding that you wish to heal. Priestess Astarte, who is a trained shamanic healer and reiki practitioner, will be facilitating. Some light music and chanting will also be included. Blessed be!

Speakers
SA

Sarah Astarte

Sarah Astarte, Ph.D., has a doctorate in transpersonal psychology and is a psychology professor at Contra Costa College. She is also an interfaith chaplain, spiritual guide, shamanic healer, reiki practitioner, and priestess of the Goddess. She specializes in body image, sacred sexuality, empowerment, and death and dying. She is the author of "The Lover Within: Exploring Body Image in Adult Women and the Archetypes of the Lover."


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar

3:30pm

Animal Transformation
An introduction to animal transformation, including choosing an animal (or letting it choose you), getting into and out of headspace, interactions with a guide, and practical applications. This class is about how to mentally shapeshift and how to care for a human animal. Physical shifting is often achieved through the use of costuming, which will also be discussed. Transformation will be demonstrated.

Speakers
A

Azalea

Sex educator and human animal trainer Azalea has been involved in the animal roleplay community since 2008. She has taught classes at the San Francisco Citadel, organized human animal events, trained an assortment of human pets and been a variety of animals, and recently served as one of the judges for the Equus International Pony Play Event in Los Angeles.


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose

3:30pm

The Changing Earth: Challenge and Responses
We all know that Gaia’s ecosystem is under severe strain from human activities, and most of us have some general idea what the problems are. Amber K and Azrael Arynn K will present a briefing on those challenges, gleaned from science and environmental organizations worldwide; and then will discuss the creative and positive responses by individuals, communities, organizations, and governments. What is the outlook for our home planet in the decades to come, what is being done to face the challenges, and what still needs to be done by every responsible inhabitant of the Earth?

Speakers
AK

Amber K and Azrael Arynn K

Amber K and Azrael Arynn K are Wiccan priestesses, authors of True Magick, Ritualcraft, Covencraft, How to Become a Witch, and other books. They are active with Ardantane in New Mexico. Ardantane, PO Box 307, Jemez Springs NM 87025. www.ardantane.org.


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

The Outer Circle: Marginalization within Paganism
We are often advised to leave our "differences at the door" as we enter into sacred space. This panel centers the experiences and lives of Pagans who disagree. We living at the intersections of queer, trans, fat, color and gender are here to obliterate the stereotyped image of the Witch.

Speakers
IM

Irene McCalphin

Irene McCalphin aka Magnoliah Black is a Bay Area writer, model & performance artist who blends modern movement & words with neo-burlesque to create socially conscious art pieces which give voice to marginalized communities while celebrating every body. She is a published author and public speaker highlighting the intersections of fat, feminism, kink, spirituality and human sexuality. She is a proud member of the Santa Clara County Leather... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Simeon

3:30pm

Warding and Ritual Safety
When creating and running rituals, ritualists have a responsibility to account for the emotional, mental, and magical safety of their participants. Rituals can be made “safer” when there are plans in place to account for issues that may arise, and team members assigned the responsibility of tending the priests, participants, physical space, and the gods and spirits involved. In this workshop, we will discuss warding techniques and ritual safety plans, and practice some of these techniques. Watching the YouTube recording of last year’s Warding panel is recommended but not required.

Speakers
RD

River Devora and Hannah Storyteller

River Devora is a multi-trad spirit worker, medium, and clergyperson. She initiated as a community priestess with Waxing Muse Coven in 1996, initiated to Ochun in 2011, and is oathed to Odin, Freyr, Loki, Juksakka, the Morrigan and the Matronae. She teaches an ongoing monthly class series on living polytheism called Strong Roots and Wide Branches, available in person and online. For more information, river.devora@gmail.com. River is co-leading... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pine

3:30pm

Avalon: inner and outer landscapes of transformation
In the Avalon tradition we relate to the landscape as a map for our conscious journeys or path working. Avalon legends are plenty of signs and keys to the otherworld that can be found in nature. The union between the inner journey and the outer journey holds the power of Priestess of Avalon practice. The landscape is also the body of the Lady and the spiritual container we need in our process of transformation. In this workshop we will learn some of the places and threshold we may encounter while journeying to the Isle of Death and Transformation.

Speakers
SA

Susana Aguilar

Susana is a Priestess of Avalon living in Valparaíso, Chile. She trained at the Glastonbury Goddess temple while she was living in Durham England. She is a Tarot Reader, Reiki Master and Astrologer. She works as a full time priestess in her local community doing ceremonies, priestesses trainings, astrology and tarot courses and doing private spiritual counseling.


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin

3:30pm

Polytheism in ancient israel
In this workshop I will highlight some of the archeological discoveries that have changed forever how ancient Hebrew texts are read, and changed the now outdated view that the Ancient Hebrews were monotheists since Abraham's day. Come ready for Q&A

Speakers
E

EliSheva

Elisheva (aka Eli) is originally from the Northern Galilee. She served in her country's security forces, retired; ran an international company, retired and now is a psychotherapist and organizational consultant in private practice. She is Shophet ("elected leader") of Am HaAretz (aka AMHA) an Israeli Earth & Goddess Tradition of Peaceful Warriors reconnecting to Hebrew Tribes. Her academic background also includes archeology studies at Tel... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan

3:30pm

The Circle of Blessing
The Circle of Blessing is celebrated when it's time to grow, time to create change. What magical change do you wish to manifest in the coming season? How will you achieve it? The Prophets and Magicians of the Unnamed Path invite you to join us as we use Seership techniques to assist you in forging alliances to manifest your goals. Doors close at start time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Speakers
BO

Brothers of the Unnamed Path

The Unnamed Path, an emerging Shamanic Tradition for Men Who Love Men, continues the legacy forged by Eddy Gutiérrez (Hyperion). The Path, which focuses on the Arts of Magic & Prophecy, Shamanism, Energy Healing, and Deathwalking, honors the Ancestors by reminding Men Who Love Men of their unique role as bridges between the Spiritual and Physical Worlds.


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Santa Clara

3:30pm

Working with Ancestors: Getting Started with Ancestor Reverence
In this workshop, we will begin with a brief discussion about working with the ancestors, dealing with questions about adoption, blood versus non-blood ancestry, working with and for them regularly, and unverified personal gnosis--which is necessary when no other information is available. We’ll then do some shamanic journeywork to review the state of your lineages, and then attempt to make contact with a representative or guide from one of your lineages for the purpose of beginning the healing process. Resources will be provided for further exploration.

Speakers
KK

Karen Krebser

Karen Krebser is a cartomancer, diviner, oracle, and seer. She has been reading cards professionally for ten years, and studying various divinatory systems for longer than that. Her blog, The Muse's Darling (www.musesdarling.com), explores all kinds of divination for enlightenment and entertainment, and she has recently begun casting charms to add depth and immediacy to her readings. Karen is also a poet, which is all about translating... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley

3:30pm

Athames & Other Pointy Things
Many of us have a ritual knife but where did it originate? Why has the athame come to be known as the “true witch’s weapon?” Come take a trip through history as we trace the history of the athame across the centuries and into the present. In addition to the athame we’ll also be looking at the boline and the “white handled knife,” two very different blades. Learn how to better use your athame and why it has become essential in so many Witchcraft traditions. Jason Mankey is the author of "The Witch’s Athame" the first book written entirely about athames and other pointy things.

Speakers
JM

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey has been involved in Paganism for over 20 years, the last ten of those as a speaker, writer, teacher, and High Priest. He's currently the managing editor of Patheos Pagan, a columnist at "Witches and Pagans" magazine, and has just released his first book for Llewellyn Publications ("The Witch's Athame"). He currently lives in Sunnyvale CA, but is probably staying at the DoubleTree anyways.


Friday February 12, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir

5:00pm

The Furious Revels
In communities throughout Europe, stretching back as far as 2500 years or more, folks have gathered during the dark season, donned grotesque masks and bestial costumes, and wildly cavorted through their towns to drive out evil spirits and the doldrums of winter. Let’s prepare the Doubletree for PantheaCon properly with a good, thorough and time-tested European cleansing tradition. Bring your furs, antlers, horns, masks, grotesque costumes, rattles, drums, bells, and brooms. Join the Furious Revels for a wild cavort, and let’s spiritually cleanse the hotel the old fashioned way! We will meet in the room and then travel the halls of the hotel.

Speakers
RD

River Devora

River Devora is a multi-trad spirit worker, medium, and clergyperson. She initiated as a community priestess with Waxing Muse Coven in 1996, initiated to Ochun in 2011, and is oathed to Odin, Freyr, Loki, Juksakka, the Morrigan and the Matronae. She teaches an ongoing monthly class series on living polytheism called Strong Roots and Wide Branches, available in person and online via video conferencing. For more information about this class, please... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Santa Clara

5:00pm

Welcoming the Sabbath Bride
Jew-friendly Pagans, Pagan-friendly Jews, and those who find ways to be Heathen and non-Heathen at the same time, please join us as we welcome the Jewish Sabbath.  There'll be a short prayer service (where the Hebrew God is acknowledged to encompass a feminine form!) followed by wine and bread and maybe something tasty to nosh upon.

Speakers
AC

A Couple of Jews

Max Bernstein and Cruz Arellanes are pagan-friendly Jews on the PanteaCon ops team.


Friday February 12, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Design-Along: Portable Altar Workshop
This workshop is designed to give children the freedom to use their imaginations and create a portable altar that is theirs to keep. Materials are provided, but are first come/first serve. I do not recommend this workshop for children under 3.

Speakers
BC

Bonnie Cyr

Bonnie Cyr is a Druid and member of both Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) and the RDNA. She is a member of Charter Oak Grove in Storrs, CT, and


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Ritual of Healing with the Nagas
We will call upon the power of the celestial and terrestrial Naga energy to create the opportunity for healing and transformation. Using ritual we invoke the restorative force of these healing serpents, releasing the blocks and opening to supportive change. Drums, mantra, dance, and movement are utilized to advance this magickal work. This ritual will be facilitated by Aeptha, T. Thorn Coyle, Ivo Dominquez Jr., Katrina Messenger, Michael G. Smith and other priests and priestesses. Come prepared for ritual in a style unique to Light Haven. Feel free to wear ritual garb.

Speakers
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Aeptha

Aeptha is a ritualist, teacher and High Priestess. Aeptha has studied and been initiated in various traditions and has the unique capacity to be a mediator for very powerful and loving cosmic consciousness. She has balanced her inner life work with outer-level achievements, which include a Master's degree in Counseling and a successful private practice. Aeptha and Eushahn established Light Haven, a contacted mystery school in 1993. The center... Read More →
T

Thorn

T. Thorn Coyle is a magic worker committed to love, liberation, & justice. Author of the novel “Like Water” & the collection of tales “Alighting on His Shoulders," her non-fiction includes "Sigil Magic for Writers, Artists, & Other Creatives,” “Make Magic of Your Life,” “Evolutionary Witchcraft,” & other books. Founder of Solar Cross Temple & Morningstar Mystery School, Thorn's work reaches people all over the world. A lifelong... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

Ally: Level Up
Come sit with us and talk about how allyship really works. Ally is a verb. It is also a description. It is never a noun. It is gifted to you by the community you help and you re-earn it every day. A brave space for allies of all kinds to come ask your questions. New to this? You are welcome to come, listen and learn. Expect to be challenged on race, gender, sexual orientation, class and intersectionality. We'll be doing a justice walk and a discussion.

Speakers
JM

Jamie Morgan

Jamie is the head of Programming for PantheaCon and has been active in social justice work for the last decade. They currently work in non-profit arts in the Bay Area and have been a practicing pagan for over 20 years.  www.jamiemorganwrites.com


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

Finding Your Personal Magic
In many fairytales and myths there are magical items that help the hero on their quest. Often the hero must find or make this magical item. But, what is magic? What is the deep magic untapped within you? It is your dreams, goals, and gifts…and personal power is also found when you’ve gone down to the depths…it’s the challenges you’ve endured, the shadows you’ve faced. To gain the powers of a change-maker, we must be willing to change, to risk transformation. What will you risk to fulfill your heart’s desire? Will you reach for your own deep magic? Doors close 10 minutes after start time.

Speakers
SA

Shauna Aura Knight

An artist, author, activist, and community builder, Shauna travels nationally offering workshops on the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. She’s the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path, and an editor of the anthology Pagan Leadership. She’s also the author of several urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Her mythic artwork is used for magazine... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

Magic of the Iron Pentacle
In this workshop we will experience the Sex, Pride, Self, Power and Passion of the Iron Pentacle. In their newly released book 'Magic of the Iron Pentacle’ Meredith and Parma explore this embodied magical tool which is worked in Feri and Reclaiming Traditions. Run the Iron Pentacle as a potent current, engage with it as a tool for personal process and experience it as an inspiration for making magic together. We work in partnership with the divine to balance and reclaim the human attributes of Sex, Pride, Self, Power and Passion. Doors will close 10 minutes after beginning.

Speakers
JM

Jane Meredith & Gede Parma

Jane Meredith and Gede Parma (Fio) delight in a fierce, creative friendship based in the worlds of magic and love. They live in Australia and are published authors. They offer workshops jointly and separately. Together they dreamed up and initiated CloudCatcher Reclaiming WitchCamp. Their book ‘Magic of the Iron Pentacle’ has just been released by Llewellyn. Gede’s previous books include ‘Ecstatic Witchcraft’ and Jane’s include... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

7:00pm

Pagan BDSM: The Ordeal Path Ritual
After a short explanation about how BDSM can be an integral part to Pagan spirituality, this ritual will encourage the exploration of the Ordeal Path, acceptance of self to explore this path and embrace the change that can potentially come from a BDSM experience through the lens of Paganism. This is an 18+ ritual.

Speakers
LS

Linda Spencer

I have been practicing various forms of Paganism since 1992. I have taught intro Pagan classes in the community and studied New Religious Movements and obtained a degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. I have also been involved with the kink and BDSM community on and off for the past 20 years.


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Santa Clara

7:00pm

Becoming the Goddess: An Empowerment Workshop
The Western concept of power is one of straight lines and rigidity, which can increase our stress levels and make us brittle. By finding the power in flexibility and flow, we find that we can dance with the challenges in our lives, rather than being overcome by them. While this workshop focuses on Goddess archetypes, it is open to all gender identifications, because we could all use a little more flexible power in our lives. Drawing on Abrahamic and Goddess traditions, we will be creating a personal affirmation of empowerment that has helped many people.

Speakers
A

Ayamanatara

Ayamanatara is a multi-denominational Shaman; an internationally-renowned author, healer, teacher, trance channel, clairvoyant, mystery school initiate, kabbalist, and animal communicator. She is a member of the Sound Healers Association, America Society of Dowsers, and the American Botanical Council; the author of a number of books including 365 Days to Enlightenment and the Faery Spiral series, as well as several meditation CDs; and she teaches... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Riesling

7:00pm

Facets of Hermes
Mischievous, benevolent and wise; friend to humans, and particularly to outsiders, Hermes is a god with many facets. Join Pandemos for a devotional and introduction to Hermes, centered around story-telling and traditional Hellenic worship. This is a child-friendly ritual. Children are welcome.

Speakers
P

Pandemos

Pandemos is a San Francisco Bay area collective of practitioners from diverse backgrounds, approaches and communities, united for the purpose of honoring the Hellenic gods and celebrating Hellenic culture.


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

7:00pm

Crone at the Crossroads
Explore work with the Crone Goddess in some of Her Change Maker aspects at Crossroads of Life.

Speakers
SF

Selena Fox

Selena Fox is a priestess, writer, psychotherapist, green cemetery director, interfaith minister & Pagan rights activist. Her writings on Celebrating the Seasons, Ancestors, Nature magic, Spiritual healing, Rites of Passage & other topics have been widely published. She travels internationally presenting workshops & rituals. She teaches online workshops through a weekly internet radio show. Selena is executive director of Circle Sanctuary... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Intro to La Santa Muerte: the Macabre Magic of Death & Mortality
With the aesthetic of a female grim reaper, La Santa Muerte is the patron saint of sinners, death, prostitutes, the LGBT community, and social outcasts. To some, she is the sensational symbol of drug cartels, assassins, and border violence. To others, she is a dark refuge of equality, self-acceptance, and personal empowerment. Regardless, the death devotional community of La Santa Muerte is becoming one of the fastest growing underground occult movements in the U.S. and Latin America. So, come explore the clandestine Latino mysticism of this feminine Spirit of Death and discover the macabre magic of your own mortality.

Speakers
TP

Tomas Prower

Author of the Llewellyn 2015 book "La Santa Muerte: Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death", Tomas Prower is a graduate of the University of California: Santa Barbara and hold two degrees: one in global socioeconomics and the other in Latin American & Iberian studies. While working for the French Government as a cultural liaison in South America, he learned the esoteric magic of Latino mysticism and used it to make a difference as the External... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose

9:00pm

Many Tribes, Many Practices
Different tribes have different practices and beliefs. While the Heathen community may be tied together by our fascination with Northern European history, culture and mythology, there are deep rifts within our community that only seem to grow with time. In this moderated open discussion we will explore how we may establish peaceful dialogue between the different tribes that make up the Heathen community. People of Color and LGBT persons are encouraged to attend.

Speakers
LD

Laine DeLaney

Laine DeLaney was born in Western New York and has spent much of her life trying to leave it, though she has recently made it to San Diego. She has been a member of several traditions and has acted as a clergyperson, spiritual guide, and seeress for various groups and communities. Laine writes for pleasure, profit, fun, activism, and out of obsession and runs the Pagan Church Lady blog on Wordpress and The Lady's Quill on Patheos Pagan.


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

9:00pm

Romuva - the Living BalticTradition
Prudence has been travelling to the Baltics since 1997. She owns a home and temple in Romuva Village just north of Vilnius, Lithuania, which was not converted to Christianity until 1387. She will cover basic tenets of Romuva (Baltic Heathenism),one of the last surviving indigenous European traditions, and their similarities and differences with other Northern European traditions, and will show a 16 minute DVD of a "traditional" wedding and other Romuva festivities. The DVD soundtrack features traditional 'dainos' [sacred songs] played on traditional instruments.

Speakers
PP

Prudence Priest

Prudence is HPS (for over 45 years) of Amaranth Energies, CEO of Freya's Folk, Ambassadress of Romuva in the USA, Member of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions, Elder in Covenant of the Goddess and The Ring of Troth, Soror Glynda in the OTO and translator of "Demonographia", currently lives in and runs Perchtenhof in Antioch, CA.


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose

9:00pm

Druid Ritual: Thinning the veil at Pantheacon
Please join us for a Druid Ritual, in the FoDLA style, to help ease the transitions from the modern world to the special head space of Pantheacon. This is a ritual based on individual offerings.

Speakers
FO

Fellowship of Druidism for the Latter Age (FoDLA)

A celtic reconstructionist neo-pagan druidism church incorporated in California with Groves in Los Angeles, SF Bay area, Phoenix, AZ and New York.


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

Pagan Pastoral Care Issues: Establishing support
This discussion and workshop is a follow up to a popular 2013 presentation exploring Pagan Pastoral Care issues. How can Pagans care for our warriors? What are the needs of our elders? What issues do Pagans of color face? This year we will not only explore these issues (and more), we will create real changes in the way we access support for our Pagan communities. Come help us make change and establish support systems that will provide education, contacts, and sustainable growth in our communities. Attendance at “Counseling Skills 101” recommended.

Speakers
SN

Sarah Nimmo

Sarah Nimmo (MDIV, MA psychology and religion) has served as a chaplain with VITAS Hospice Care, San Francisco General Hospital, and Sutter Sacramento. She currently teaches in the religious studies dept. at CSU, Chico. Her current work focuses on supporting pagan pastoral care. Sarah is a Druid and a member of ADF.


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Santa Clara

9:00pm

The Warrior and the Healer
The Warrior and Healer are often viewed as contrasting archetypes; this workshop will take a new look at these archetypes and how they relate to pagan men. We'll discuss how the Warrior and Healer archetypes relate to societal messages about masculinity and our journey through pagan spirituality; exploring an alternative creation mythos highlighting male mysteries in order to shed light on who we are as pagan/spiritual workers - in order to see ourselves, shift our perspective, and connect to the authentic self within. This workshop is open to ALL - men, women, trans, and everyone.

Speakers
TS

Tommie StarChild

Tommie StarChild, a spirit worker, witch, and Feri initiate. He was born with faerie companions (Simms), gifted with spirit sight, and comes from a family of conjure workers. StarChild is also a teacher, presenter, published writer/artist, owner of My Authentic Self, founder of Sacred Moon, Sacred Self – Temple of the Old Ways. He has over 23 years experience as a witch, over 11 years as a Feri initiate, professional spirit worker for the... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Oak

9:00pm

Drum Circle 101
This wildly popular class returns, open for drummers of all skill levels, but with a spotlight on non-drummers, beginners, and those simply trying to find their way into the Circle. If you have a drum, bring it! Some will be made available for those without. Emphasis on beginning rhythm structure, listening for balance, and the mechanics of "jamming".

Speakers
DS

Don Schulz

Creating hand made "ancient style" drums of simple wood and hide since 2001, I consider myself a "Rhythmic Evangelical", wanting everyone to pick one up and play. My hope is that we can all return to the heart of our Mother - no matter how old or experienced.


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

9:00pm

Pagans in Recovery - Serenity First
Serenity First is an open, Earth based, 12 step recovery group. All spiritual paths and programs of recovery are welcome. All addicts, friends and family of addicts, the "I might be an addict, but I'm not sure" and the just curious are all welcome. Come share your experience, strength and hope.

Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Riesling

9:00pm

Possessing The Dark/The Art of Choreolalia (Speaking in Dance)
Explore the concept of ritualistic trance and possession safely and effectively. Throughout the world, there are many dances and rituals focused on channeling energy from within and without ourselves - the Middle Eastern Zar, the Mediterranean Tarantula, the Voudou concept being "ridden", Neo-Pagan "Drawing Down the Moon" to name a few. Understand what makes these dances so powerful, and how to channel them. Let the dark emotions flow through the music and you. We'll cover mental exercises for proper preparation of self, & improvisational moves that will conduct the energy of the trance dance.

Speakers
TA

Tempest & Anaar

Drawn together by similar interests in the visual and ritual arts, Anaar and Tempest have been collaborating together for nearly 15 years, presenting several ritual dance pieces including "The Becoming", "The Red God Revel" and "The Dance of the Djinn" at Tribal Fest, The Living Goddess Dance Theater, PantheaCon, and TribalQuestNW. Both instructors are long-term practitioners and teachers of traditional Witchcraft and metaphysics (Anaar: The Feri... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

The Futhark and Beyond!
If you are familiar with the Norse Runes, you know the 24 Runes of the Elder Futhark. Beyond that, there are the Younger Futhorc, The Anglo-Saxon Runes, and the Northumbrian Runes. Also, there are some random medieval Runes designated for magical purposes! Suddenly, we have 41 magical symbols to work with--which also conveniently spell words that can be used to create further magic! We'll mention a few other systemss. Come venture with me through the Aetts and meet the Runes old and new--or would that be old and older?

Speakers
AH

Anastasia Haysler

Anastasia Haysler is a San Francisco writer who runs Tarot Media Company and Black Swan Press, providing distribution and publication of works by authors, artists, and scholars of special divinatory and cultural interest. Her most recent book is Painting the Soul: The Tarot Art of David Palladini, an in-depth exploration of Palladini's art and symbolism of his two classic Tarot decks. Prior work includes 21st Century Tarot: Tarot Into the... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Boardroom

9:00pm

The Sacrament of Hecate Triodia
Reach into the cauldron of Hecate and take the key to your fate. Will you choose to lock a door to something forever or will you unlock a door to new and greener pastures? Join the Black Rose Coven down at the crossroads as we dance with our brooms once more and summon Hecate Triodia, Queen of Crossroads. Last year we raised power to protect future generations of witches with the Rite of the Grand Convergence. This year we invite you to perform the sacrament and use your witch power to change your life forever. Wear something black.

Speakers
BR

Black Rose Witchcraft

Black Rose is a school and lineage of Modern Traditional Witchcraft which is empowered and informed by various lineages of magical, spiritual, and occult initiatic lore. This year, Black Rose is partnering with The Temple of Witchcraft (Salem, MA), it’s parent traditions, Blue Rose Feri and Sacred Fires (San Francisco), as well as others to present a ritual that you wont find anywhere else. For more information visit... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

Four Thrones in Vanaheim - Devotional
In Vanaheim, four gods reign together in harmony: Njordh and Nerthus, Freyr and Freyja. Together they are the best known and most worshiped of the Vanir, the Northern gods of passion, peace and plenty. Join us for a ritual to get to know the essential gods of Vanatru Heathenry. A note for parents: The Vanir's domains include sexuality, and an alcoholic offering will be served. The doors will be closed during guided meditation.

Speakers
VC

Vanic Conspiracy

The Vanic Conspiracy was founded in 2004 by Ember Cooke with a dozen or so like-minded friends. We study and honor the Vanir, whoever They may be, via monthly meetings for ritual and discussion, and seasonal celebrations. We also pay our respects to the gods and spirits of the Nine Worlds as allies to the Vanir, and the ancestors and landspirits. Our purpose is to help people - all kinds of people - cultivate their relationships with the Vanic... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Dungeons and Discordians: Vault of the Greyface
In a world where oppressive aneristic overlords conspire to crush freedom and vitality, one band of heroic adventurers will rise to conquer the Greyface Beholder Piñata and restore Chaos and Trouble. This authentic Discordian ritual blends pop culture with ancient magical secrets to invoke one of the many faces of Eris. Dress up in your favorite warrior, rogue, wizard, or cleric attire (I’d say your regular PantheaCon outfit probably counts, honestly) and come join us for a guided journey meditation. All ages, genders, races, classes, and levels of nerdishness welcome.

Speakers
D

Discordian.com

Discordian.com was created by the Church of No Dead Saints to further their purpose of promoting Discordianism as the thinking prankster's religion. The Church believes that Discordianism will die without an influx of modern thought, semi-belief, and Erisian events. By creating this site with its writings and ideas, St. Mae and St. Fox hope to revitalize Discordianism as an intense, throbbing centre of laughter, defiance, and lunacy.


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
Fir

11:00pm

A Ritual of the Deep Well and the Great Heart
We each carry our own pain and power. Here, we are broken; there, we are brilliant. We each have the ability to increase the sweet flow of goodness in the worlds: kindness, compassion, strength, joy. Come, and let us together build a Deep Well and fill it with prayers. Let us open our Great Hearts and feel the depth of our connection to all things, taking what we need and offering what we can. Let us give and receive with grace, offering ourselves into the work of Making, Healing, and Tending the many worlds.

Speakers
TD

The Deep Well ~ Great Heart Society

The Deep Well ~ Great Heart Society is a non-denominational dis-organization, dedicated to the furtherance of thoughtful compassion and all manner of healing. In service to this ideal, we create Wells, large and small, and fill them with water and prayers. When any person is in need, they may create a Deep Well for themselves, wherever they are, and draw from that communal pool of energy. The Society is served by its founder Jenya T. Beachy and... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
Oak

11:00pm

All Acts of Love & Pleasure
In homage to the sacred celebration of Pomba Gira for many years, CAYA Coven presents an ecstatic dance rite with interactive opportunities to celebrate Goddesses of Love & Pleasure. Strong base beats, live drumming, burlesque, and sensuous music will all be present at this ritual, as devotions to Pomba Gira, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Oshun, Venus, Hathor, and others. Wear red if you plan to dance freely with others, wear black if you mostly want to hang by yourself or you own group of friends, so that folks can easily recognize who consents to being approached. Street-legal dress, over 18, pls.

Speakers
CA

Come As You Are Coven

Come As You Are (CAYA) Coven is an eclectic, open, drop-in Pagan coven. Our mission is to create safe, loving, magical, celebratory, warm, family-friendly community rituals and public events. All are offered opportunities to participate, and everyone's talents and gifts are honored. Visit us online at www.cayacoven.com


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

Bardic Circle!
Love to lift your voice in song about that Old Time Religion? Want to learn more songs or sacred chants? Don’t want to sing, but want to recite poetry, or dance--or listen? Come share the fun. Format will be “Pick, pass, or play:” pick a song (or singer), pass (skip your turn), or play--that is, perform!

Speakers
VV

Valerie Voigt

Valerie Voigt has been active as a Pagan priestess and networker for over 35 years. She studied with family tradition Witch "Grandma Julie" Tower, was initiated into the Feri Tradition in the late 80's, and is a third degree Gardnerian. She coordinated the Pagan/Occult/Witchcraft Special Interest Group of Mensa for 13 years and has practiced as a village Witch for some decades. She’s active in too many Pagan groups in the South Bay, including a... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
Silicon Valley

11:00pm

Beautiful You Self-Acceptance Ritual
We all have a tendency to hold on to scars and shadows left behind from traumas long past, but doing so can hamper your ability to enjoy life to the fullest and hinder your chances of achieving your full potential. In this ritual, we will create a safe space in which to release past pains so that you can embrace your true beauty and move forward into a brighter and more joyful life. Intended for mature participants and not appropriate for young children; use discretion.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Marquis

Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, the founder of United Witches global coven, and a local coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. She's the author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, all from Llewellyn Publications. She is the co-author of Witchy Mama, and the co-creator of the Spellcaster's Tarot, both forthcoming from Llewellyn. An avid crafter, folk artist, and tarot reader... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 13, 2016 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey
 
Saturday, February 13
 

9:00am

Ancestor Worship
Ancestor reverence is the cornerstone of many sacromagickal traditions. This is certainly true of AfroDiasporic religions. We will discuss the significance and functions of the Ancestors in daily life and in ritual work, learn ways of fostering relationship with Ancestors of blood and spirit, and then participate in a brief 'misa espiritual' to acknowledge our Ancestors and receive their blessing. Doors will be closed once the misa begins. Attendees are encouraged to wear white and to bring something to cover your head.

Speakers
LH

Leni Hester

Leni Hester is a devotee of Ochun, a Priestess and Witch, who serves the Orisas and the Ancestors in Denver CO. A student of the occult, theatre arts and yoga since childhood, she holds a Gardnerian 3rd degree and can write about herself in the third person with reasonable detachment. She’s been co-creating ecstatic community ritual since the early 90s with the Lunatic Fringe. A frequent contributor to Sagewoman and Witches & Pagans... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose

9:00am

A Practical Guide to Irish Magic
An introduction to working with the genuine historical and more recent magical traditions in Ireland, from an Irish magical practitioner.

Speakers
LO

Lora O'Brien

Lora O’Brien is an Irish woman with strong experience in Irish history, heritage, archaeology, mythology, & Irish Spirituality. You could call her Pagan, Witch, Druid, Priestess or Shaman, and you wouldn’t be wrong, although she doesn’t call herself anything but Bean Draoí – a female user of magic. She is a guide, a teacher, and writes Irish heritage articles and books, incl. ‘Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch’ & ‘A Practical... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

9:00am

The Dark Side of Druidry
Where you find Celts in battle you will usually find Druids as well. Not as sword-swinging combatants, but as magical and inspirational supporters. There’s a dark side to Druidry, a side many modern Druids prefer to ignore in their practices and actively deny to the non-Pagan world. The dark side of Druidry is scary and it carries more responsibility than many of us prefer to accept. But it’s as much a part of our heritage as plant lore and poetry. And in this world full of oppression and injustice, it’s also necessary.

Speakers
JB

John Beckett

John Beckett is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. His blog “Under the Ancient Oaks” is part of the Pagan Channel of the Patheos multifaith website. John grew up wandering through the woods in Tennessee, which gave him a connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. He’s been... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Monterey

9:00am

Healing the Wound of Abraham: Thelema as Spiritual Medicine
The Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) diverged from the mainstream of human experience by embracing the concept of duality. The universe was split in two, and half was rejected. By this act, half of ourselves also was cut away, and the wound of duality was inflicted upon our psyches. This damage is not easily healed. Ms. Tsu will argue that Thelema is a powerful antidote to the wound of Abraham. By working directly with the Abrahamic symbols and archetypes, but in a framework of dynamic balance and harmony, Thelema brings medicine to the roots of this ancient wound.

Speakers
AT

Anna Tsu

Anna Tsu traveled many paths before beginning her study of Thelema in 2001. Her explorations in Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and Deep Ecology inform her work in the Western Ceremonial tradition. Ms. Tsu studied at UC Berkeley, and obtained her Masters from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She is a licensed acupuncturist, and serves as Master of 418 Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis in Sacramento, CA.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

9:00am

Waking up Gods, Waking up Creation: The Egyptian Morning Hymn
We will explore the Morning Hymn used to waken the Gods and Goddesses in Egyptian Temples - covering the hymn's history, meaning, parts, and performance. We will end by learning to pronounce and sing choral portions of the hymn and then perform a complete hymn together for a God or Goddess.

Speakers
MW

Matt Whealton

Matt Whealton, a member of the Temple of Ra in San Francisco, has had a lifelong passion for the Egyptian culture and language. He is currently actively researching current scholarship on Egyptian ritual and linguistics, and the implications they have for modern Kemetic practice.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Simeon

9:00am

Revolution of the Spirit: Claiming Our Initiation Stories
There is a sacred medicine for which these times are pleading. After a heart based discussion of cross cultural initiation, we will explore the stages of the mythic healer’s journey through breath, movement and trance dance. Together, we will face the archetypal guardian at the gates who often tells us to stay small and safe. We will cross the threshold and emerge, claiming our initiations and the gifts we receive, awakening the soul voice within. You will leave this embodied workshop ready to manifest the medicine unique to your soul in our shared world.

Speakers
GR

Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

I am a healer of body, mind and spirit; an inventive author and international educator; dedicated to liberating the sacred leadership abilities and super powers within each of us. I practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in Portland, Oregon with a focus on helping people survive cancer, chronic pain and traumatic experiences while fulfilling their commitment to being embodied during these interesting times.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Silicon Valley

9:00am

Familiar's Death: Celebrating Fur, Feather, & Scale
Americans love their pets but many Pagans have a deeper connection with certain animals that we often call “familiars”. The death of any fur/feather/scale friend is difficult, but losing a familiar is doubly difficult. This ritual is an opportunity to say goodbye to that special animal and reaffirm the connection between you. Although this ritual is focused on animals who crossed over in the last year, any animal (familiar or not) can be honored. Optionally, bring a photo or object you associate with your animal. Doors close at start time.

A video about this and the other presentations by Carl 

Speakers
CF

Carl F. Neal

Carl Neal has been fascinated with incense since childhood. For decades he has researched and experimented to better understand incense. Beyond that, Carl is also a Guardian in our Community (at a time when Guardians are sorely needed) and has helped many others find their feet on that path. Carl is a former animal rescue volunteer and an eternal animal lover (even helping place familiars in new homes). For 20 years he has been a dedicated... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Carmel

9:00am

FFRASS : Pagan Permaculture Gardening Info, Seed and Starts Swap
Do you keep a sacred garden, or want to? Come learn about permaculture garden pracatice, how to find or found a local community garden, sacred plant sources, share your stories, and swap (take away!!) seeds and plant starts.

Speakers
RT

Ruth Temple

An avid gardener, Ruth is a member of the Flower, Fruit, Root, and Seed Society (FFRASS) with a widespread Pagan permaculture-gardening membership.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom

9:00am

More Marlinspike Magic
Different marlinspike knots that can be used for magic craft, meditation, and decoration. As before this is a "hands on deck" work ship, arr shop, that you experience by doing.

Speakers
CM

Christopher Mabie

The magic of marlin spike captivated me at a young age and I have been using knots in daily life as a park ranger and farmer before graduating California Maritime Academy.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Yoga for Intermediate Yoginis
Move your yoga practice a new level by learning the basics of Reflexive Yoga. This workshop is for those familiar with Hatha Yoga and would like to incorporate spiritual and emotional release work into their practice. Using specific Vinyasas and meditations, see how you can break through obstacles that are holding you back. Please bring a towel or mat.

Speakers
HA

Holly Allender Kraig

Holly Allender Kraig is a yoga instructor, certified massage therapist, certified NLP Practitioner, psychic and Reiki Practitioner. She has taught Hatha Yoga across the country for 11 years to students of all levels, abilities and walks of life.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin

9:00am

A Ritual of Awakening
We are the change makers, the edge walkers, the witches. We are the wyrd ones who break ourselves open as an offering to the world. This work is hard, powerful, refreshing, loving, harsh, and transformative. In this ritual we come together to remember who we were born to be, refresh, review, and step back into love.

Speakers
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Reclaiming

Reclaiming is a community of people from all over the world working to unify spirit and activism. Our vision is rooted in the religion and tradition of the Goddess. This is an ecstatic tradition and encourages participation from all community members. For more info see www.reclaiming.org


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar/ Pine

9:00am

Chinese Polytheism and Millenarian Movements
Millenarianism, the religious belief in a more harmonious society resulting from cataclysmic social upheaval, is usually associated with heretical medieval Christianity, but actually has a centuries long history in polytheist China as well. This presentation will survey Chinese millenarian movements ranging from the disruptive mass worship of the Queen Mother of the West in 3 BCE to the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion of 1900 CE. Given the tumultuous times we live in, members of all religious traditions may be interested in examining the forms that eschatological movements have taken in the past.

Speakers
HC

Heathen Chinese

Heathen Chinese is the son of Chinese immigrants. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California (stolen Ohlone land). He venerates his ancestors and worships (among others) the warrior god Guan Di, who has had a presence in California since the mid-1800s. He writes sporadically at heathenchinese.wordpress.com, at godsandradicals.org and for The Wild Hunt.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Shamanic Practices 101: Calling In and Ho'oponopono
Shaman Ways are about Walking the Beauty Path, Living in Harmony and exploring alternate realities. In this workshop, you'll use two of these practices to find out where you've been limiting yourself, which wound has held you back; then heal this wound. We'll do a brief journey to your Heart Center, where you can safely work with your own personal guides. You'll leave the workshop knowing both practices and will be able to start using them immediately. You'll be amazed how quickly your life will change!

Speakers
JM

Jeanne McLaughlin

Jeanne McLaughlin is a Medicine Woman who spends her life studying and teaching Shamanic ways. These include practices from a variety of cultures including Native American, Polynesian, Asian and Celtic. Jeanne's personal practice is Animal Medicine; working with animal spirits when they pass, and making Medicine Art from the feathers & bones she finds in the wild.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Fir

11:00am

Seiðstaffs of the Völur: Excavating Norse Women's Ways
This visual talk begins with a brief look at the neolithic background, gyðjur on the Kivik stones, sun discs and women's belts, the Gundestrup cauldron and Gallehus horns. Then we scan the Edda and sagas in search of the völur (shamanic seeresses). Archaeology yields up their seiðstaffs (many with significant distaff symbolism) and other regalia, including the nine-cat-cart and ritual tapestries of Oseberg, amulets, and cannabis orhenbane. Iconography of metal figures, Gotland stones, Swedish runestones, pagan church sculptures -- and some intriguing woodcuts from Olaus Magnus.

Speakers
MD

Max Dashu

Max Dashu has been researching and teaching global women's history since 1970, through her Suppressed Histories Archives (www.suppressedhistories.net). She brings the Old Ways to life through her inspiring visual talks on ancient iconography, global Goddess traditions, witches and shamans and priestesses. Visit her booth at Pantheacon! for her art and dvd Woman Shaman: the Ancients. She's currently teaching an online course based on her book... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

11:00am

On Dragon’s Wings – Discovering the Gods & Goddesses and Wales
Join Welsh Druid Kristoffer Hughes on an exhilarating journey through the 3 realms of land, sea & sky to the branches of the Tree of Tradition. Explore the native myths of Wales to discover the most powerful and awe-inspiring Gods and Goddesses from the land of Dragons. Learn how to work with these timeless deities, and be transformed by their power to inspire and change your world.

Speakers
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Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is the founder and Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order in North Wales, UK. He is an award winning author and a frequent speaker and workshop leader throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. He works professionally for Her Majesty’s Coroner. He has studied with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and is its 13th Mount Haemus Scholar. He is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia. He... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Radical Thelema, social justice in Thelemic practice
Radical Thelema takes Thelema seriously as a spiritual practice in the twenty-first century. If the law is for all, how do we remove the barriers to entrance? Topics: social justice, rights of women, gender fluidity, serving the needs of Thelemic community, interfaith work, the meaning of communion, Thelemic ancestors, embodying the divine. Presentation of preliminary ideas followed by discussion of topics.

Speakers
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Brandy Williams

Brandy Williams has been practicing and teaching magic for over 30 years. She is a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis, does Golden Dawn ritual, is an initiated Witch and a practicing Pagan. Her book “The Woman Magician” examines and challenges the Western understanding of women’s bodies, energies, and powers, freeing all genders to act authentically as magicians. Her new book on Pagan theurgy will be released by Llewellyn in 2016.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

11:00am

Charming the Tarot: Casting Charms with the Tarot for Divination
Sometimes when we deal out the cards, it takes us a little time to figure out what they’re trying to say. With so many potential meanings available to us for each card, especially if we read reversals, it can be challenging to know which meaning is intended at which particular draw. This class will teach you to use charms with your cards to help narrow things down a bit, giving direction and some clarity and maybe even a new way of seeing the cards. If you have charms, please bring them with you to the class. But never fear if you don’t. Little everyday items will be provided that you can use.

Speakers
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Karen Krebser

Karen Krebser is a cartomancer, diviner, oracle, and seer. She has been reading cards professionally for ten years, and studying various divinatory systems for longer than that. Her blog, The Muse's Darling (www.musesdarling.com), explores all kinds of divination for enlightenment and entertainment, and she has recently begun casting charms to add depth and immediacy to her readings. Karen is also a poet, which is all about translating... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Boardroom

11:00am

Ancient Egyptian Divination for Today
Egypt had specific methods for communicating with the gods in order to solicit divine guidance for a whole range of human affairs. We will explore the formal oracular procedures as preserved in contemporary accounts and on papyrus. We will also describe the uniquely Egyptian form of dream incubation, necromancy (consulting the transfigured spirits of the dead), lamp divination (lychnomancy), and bowl divination (lekanomancy). We will spend half our session with practical exercises used today to revive these ancient practices for those of us following the Kemetic Reconstructionist path.

Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Monterey

11:00am

Healing the Core Wounds of Humanity
The theme of P-Con 2016 "Change Makers" is a sounding call to all of us to step up and assume the mantle of "an agent of change". But, to be this, we must first be "the agent that was changed". To be a healthy and clear force for positive change, we are challenged to inventory the "dust-bunnies in our soul"....shadowy forces within us that sabotage our success and cloud our visions. In this workshop, Orion will share the "Four Dampers on the Soul's Flame" as qualities of the core wounds in the human spirit. Then, he will lead us in visionary work, moving prayer and simple ritual to bring them out of darkness and transmute them into informed faith, empowered compassion and consecrated power.

Speakers
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Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is the founder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion and the Co-Director of the Moonridge Center in Maryland. He received a Master of Human Services Degree from Lincoln University in PA.and is a licensed professional counselor. Orion is an Elder in Celtic Traditional Witchcraft, High Priest in Alexandrian Wicca, a Witch in the Cymry Tradition and a practicing Cunningman in Faery Seership.He is author of the book entitled "The... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

11:00am

Black Lives Matter: Restorative Justice for Healing 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, faiths, & allies joining 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 a Restorative Justice circle to engage all the voices in our community that support the movement for equity, equality, & justice. Join this magical healing & community building endeavor.

Speakers
CB

Crystal Blanton and T. Thorn Coyle

Crystal Blanton is an author, priestess and social worker. She works with marginalized populations within the Bay Area and does activism work around the injustices and systemic racism perpetuated against People of Color. www.crystalblanton.com. T. Thorn Coyle is an author and teacher. An activist working for justice since her teens, she has supported the movement against police violence since 2010. Find out more at www.thorncoyle.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fir

11:00am

Eco-Friendly Ritual Tools on a Budget
Want to outfit your altar without spending a lot of money? Concerned that your dollar store candles and mined crystals may be supporting environmental destruction, human rights abuses, and other uncomfortable realities? Never fear--you have options! Lupa discusses sourcing eco-friendly tools on the cheap, simple projects for creating your own tools, safer substitutions, how to determine the origin of your tools and supplies, and more.

Speakers
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Lupa

Lupa is a author, artist, and amateur naturalist in Portland, OR. She is the author of several books on totemism and other nature-pagan topics, to include "Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up" (Llewellyn, 2016) and the creator of the Tarot of Bones. She creates ritual costumes and other art from hides, bones, and natural and recycled items, and organizes Curious Gallery, an annual two-day arts festival in Portland celebrating cabinets of... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00am

Exorcism in the Ancient World
The existence of spirits was probably universally accepted throughout the ancient world. These spirits populated the heavens, underworld, and earth. Some were good and others, evil. Consequently, religious and spiritual techniques were developed to protect against the influence of evil spirits. Egyptians and Babylonians believed that various diseases and misfortunes were caused by evil spirits necessitating banishing through amulets and incantations. “Possession” refers to evil spirits entering into a person and would often require an exorcism – a ceremony for driving out those spirits by appealing to higher powers.

Speakers
TM

Tony Mierzwicki

Tony Mierzwicki is the author of "Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment" and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical Greek religion, "Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today". He has contributed to anthologies and magazines. He has presented workshops recreating ancient magickal practices in the United States and the east coast of Australia since 2001, drawing on his practice of ceremonial magick which he began in 1990. Tony... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Simeon

11:00am

Men's Mysteries
Ivan Richmond is a veteran of and leader in the Thiasos Olympikos Men's Mysteries. This talk will be on the rudiments of men's mysteries and mysticism. It will cover finding balance in the soul through worshipping a variety of male Gods, rolling with and accepting imbalance when it hits with the help of wild Deities, and the dark unknown as being the true goal of the warrior in the hero's journey. Finally, it will discuss why Men's Mysteries are critical to men respecting women as equals. For men only.

Speakers
IR

Ivan Richmond

Ivan Richmond is an initiate of the Men's Mysteries celebrated by the Men's Lodge of Thiasos Olympikos, a Hellenic Reconstructionist organization that primarily has mixed-sex rituals, but also offers Men's and Women's Mysteries. He has been active in Hellenic Reconstructionism and in other aspects of the Pagan community since 2001. During this time he has worked to explore men's issues and men's spirituality, with a view to strengthening the... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

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
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Tempest

Laura "Tempest" Zakroff is a professionally trained visual artist, designer, writter and a Modern Traditional Witch. She is also is a world-renown bellydance performer and instructor, focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Her artwork explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Transitions: Preparing for Divorce and Handparting
In the middle of a divorce - whether it's legal proceedings or just the grieving process - what are you doing to care for your soul? What rituals feed your path to recovery? Bring a notebook and leave with a plan.

Speakers
DR

Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel is author of Divorcing a Real Witch, as well as Mabon and Samhain of the Llewellyn Sabbat essentials series. She practiced Wicca for twenty years and identifies as a pragmatic witch and community builder.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Riesling

11:00am

Wonder Tales for Pagan Kids
Storytelling time for kids of all ages! Come experience tales being told from all over Pagandom, including traditional Celtic, Russian, African, and European folktales. Hear stories of Gods and Goddesses, Witches, and Wizards as well as tales of magical beasts and beings. Taffy Dugan is a gifted and sought-after storyteller whose love of narration and children shines through.

Speakers
TD

Taffy Dugan

Taffy Dugan enjoys creating rituals for children that incorporate Celtic mythology and traditional stories in ways that children understand, participate, and enjoy. She’s a mother of 2 small children who runs South Bay Pagan Kids’ Circle, owns the webstore Magickal Kids, and is a priestess in Waxing Moon Circle. She also loves to blog about and do talks on creating rituals for children, and other Pagan parenting topics.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Martin

11:00am

Seeing for the tribes
This is a reconstruction of the Ancient Hebrew(polytheist) ritual of public divination. The Seer will cast lots to answer the attendees questions.

Speakers
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EliSheva

Elisheva (aka Eli) is originally from the Northern Galilee. She served in her country's security forces, retired; ran an international company, retired and now is a psychotherapist and organizational consultant in private practice. She is Shophet ("elected leader") of Am HaAretz (aka AMHA) an Israeli Earth & Goddess Tradition of Peaceful Warriors reconnecting to Hebrew Tribes. Her academic background also includes archeology studies at Tel... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel

1:30pm

God of the Rainbow Bridge: encountering Heimdall
In the Thor movies, Heimdall is the majestic guardian of the bridge to Asgard. In the Elder Edda, he is a mysterious figure who fathers the different classes of society. He hears and sees everything. He will signal the beginning of Ragnarök. But who is he really? Join with us to meet the god who cares most for humankind and the preservation of our world.

Speakers
DP

Diana Paxson

Diana L. Paxson is the author of many novels on pagan themes, and a number of popular non-fiction books, including /The Way of the Oracle/ and /The Essential Guide to Possession/. She writes a regular column on goddesses for /Sagewoman/. She is also an elder and former Steerswoman of the Troth, whose journal /Idunna/, she edits. Visit her website at: http://www.diana-paxson.com/, or like her on Facebook!


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

1:30pm

A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality
An introduction to working with the genuine historical and more recent spiritual traditions in Ireland, from an Irish Priestess.

Speakers
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Lora O'Brien

Lora O’Brien is an Irish woman with strong experience in Irish history, heritage, archaeology, mythology, & Irish Spirituality. You could call her Pagan, Witch, Druid, Priestess or Shaman, and you wouldn’t be wrong, although she doesn’t call herself anything but Bean Draoí – a female user of magic. She is a guide, a teacher, and writes Irish heritage articles and books, incl. ‘Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch’ & ‘A Practical... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Tattva Vision of the Golden Dawn
The Tattva symbols come from the Samkhya tradition of Hindu philosophy and were introduced to western esotericism by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Used for general scrying, as the focus of yantra meditation and as gateways to astral travel, the Tattva symbols can be powerful tools for a variety of magical practices. This workshop will introduce the symbols and will provide some down-to-earth methods for experiencing Tattva Vision.

Speakers
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Witches' Order of the Golden Dawn

The W.O.G.D. was founded on the belief that magick can be worked by anyone with an open heart and honest intent. Rather than adhering to a stringent grade structure, we allow anyone access to any ritual at any time. All of our rituals have been redacted from primary sources (the Cypher Manuscript and Israel Regardie's "Black Brick"), updating those rituals to reflect our personal principles of "radical inclusion."


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

Climate Justice Action

Join us as we discuss the challenge of social change. We'll discuss the needs of our environment and how it impacts the 99% of us. What can we do locally and regionally? Bring your ideas and experience and literature if you have any with you.


Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner has become active in Sunflower Alliance and their local Bay Area actions to prevent massive influx of crude oil by rail. She has turned her skills to help organize a Bay Area Peoples Climate Rally on September 21 and a conference by 350 Bay Area. Her vision of the future includes a Pagan earth religion response on moving from climate destruction towards climate justice. She is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Communing with the Ancestral Spirit
Who are the Ancestors and where do they dwell? What role do they play in reincarnation and DNA lineage? These and other themes are explored in this Power Point presentation on connecting with those who came before us. Featured in this presentation is an introduction to the Spirit-Rider, a serpent-form that connects us to Ancestral Spirit. Learn also about the rite of "Soul Mending" as a means of healing rifts with family members past and present.

Speakers
RG

Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor

Raven Grimassi is an award-winning author of over twenty books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and inner mystery traditions. He brings over 40 years of experience in these fields. Raven and his wife, author Stephanie Taylor, are the current directing elders of Ash, Birch & Willow (a training system in Old World Witchery). Together it is their goal to preserve and teach the foundational ways of pre-Christian European beliefs and practices.


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Godless Bless: A Panel on Atheism/Agnosticism in Paganism
Panel discussion among non-theist Pagans about their practices, beliefs and paths.

Speakers
DS

Dragon Singing

A writer, activist, critical thinker and participant in the Pagan community since 1987, Dragon Singing has been crafting the theory, practices and values of Atheopaganism with like-minded friends since 2004. atheopaganism.wordpress.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Riesling

1:30pm

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. Revised and updated for 2016!

Speakers
JM

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey has been involved in Paganism for over 20 years, the last ten of those as a speaker, writer, teacher, and High Priest. He's currently the managing editor of Patheos Pagan, a columnist at "Witches and Pagans" magazine, and has just released his first book for Llewellyn Publications ("The Witch's Athame"). He currently lives in Sunnyvale CA, but is probably staying at the DoubleTree anyways.


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

1:30pm

Magick Incense Making 101 (Natural Lavender Incense)
Learn to make all-natural incense for your rituals or as gifts! There are no synthetic fragrances here, only the gifts that Nature has given to us. Learn to combine herbs, resins, and woods with natural gum and wood binders to create your own sticks, cones, coils, and much more, that are infused with your own energy. You will leave this workshop with natural incense you have crafted with your own hands. If you haven't had a chance to attend this workshop before, don't miss out! This year we will make all-natural lavender incense. Mix it, shape it, and enjoy!

A video about this and other presentations by Carl 

Speakers
CF

Carl F. Neal

Carl Neal has been fascinated with incense since childhood. For decades he has researched and experimented to better understand incense. Beyond that, Carl is also a Guardian in our Community (at a time when Guardians are sorely needed) and has helped many others find their feet on that path. Carl is a former animal rescue volunteer and an eternal animal lover (even helping place familiars in new homes). For 20 years he has been a dedicated... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

1:30pm

PoC Caucus
The annual caucus is an opportunity for Pagans of Color to gather together in a supportive environment to talk about any and all aspects of our lives as they pertain to our magical practices. As with years previous, this workshop is restricted to those who self-identify as nonwhite. At the end of our allotted time in the room, we will head over to the PoC Hospitality Suite to continue the conversation.

Speakers
ER

Elena Rose and Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir

Elena Rose has distinguished herself as a writer and educator on issues of social justice, in particular the intersections of colonial history, gender diversity, and race. A board member at Solar Cross Temple, she works as an interfaith organizer in numerous communities and tours nationally as an acclaimed speaker. Her first full-length book, focused on liberatory theology of monsterhood and life at the edges, is forthcoming. Xochiquetzal works... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fir

1:30pm

Brigid Healing Ritual
This ritual works with the powers of the Goddess Brigid for the healing and wellness of others, self, and the planet. The circle includes invocations, chanting, guided meditation, and energy work and incorporates healing imagery of Brigid as Celtic Goddess of the Sacred Oak, Solar Fire, and Holy Waters. Participants are invited to bring spiritual jewelry, amulets, charms, and other items to be blessed with healing on the altar during the rite.

Speakers
SF

Selena Fox

Selena Fox is a priestess, writer, psychotherapist, green cemetery director, interfaith minister & Pagan rights activist. Her writings on Celebrating the Seasons, Ancestors, Nature magic, Spiritual healing, Rites of Passage & other topics have been widely published. She travels internationally presenting workshops & rituals. She teaches online workshops through a weekly internet radio show. Selena is executive director of Circle Sanctuary... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

3:30pm

Thor’s Wedding Day – by Hrafn Skjoldr Kindred
This presentation will depict, as a religious drama, the theft and ultimate return of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. This is based on the story Thrymskvida which is found in the Poetic Edda – a prime source of Lore for our Heathen/Asatru members. At the conclusion of the drama we will hold a Blot in honor of Thor.

Speakers
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Hrafn Skjoldr Kindred

Our kindred is an Asatru/Heathen kindred from the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. We are a Troth Affiliated Kindred and have members from diverse backgrounds. Hrafn Skjoldr kindred is dedicated to public service, interfaith dialog and continuing education to others of heathen Lore and perspectives.


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

ADF Druid Ritual: Bring on the Rain!
ADF presents a druid ritual focused on bringing rain to parched California. We call upon and make offerings to various Indo-European sea gods and storm gods asking them to bring us the water. Bring your drum as our working will focus on building energy through the power of sound! Let's open the Gates to the Otherworld and do some druid magic!

Speakers
A

ADF

ADF Ar' nDraiocht Fe'in: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) is an international druid organization devoted to creating a public tradition of NeoPagan Druidry based on honoring the polytheistic religions of the Indo-European peoples. The Irish words, pronounced "arn ree-ocht fane", mean "Our Own Druidism", and that's just what ADF is - a completely independent tradition of Neopagan Druidism. ADF provides a flexible structure for a Neopagan Druidic... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir

3:30pm

Alliances in Activism
How can we harness the diversity in Paganism – in our traditions and identities – to build a strong network for activism? Join us for a community-building interactive workshop in activism for social justice and sustainability. Together, we will explore what is working, what we need to strengthen our capacity, and how our activism is interwoven into our spiritual path. This will create a foundation on which we can build ideas for resources for Pagans who hold activism as a significant part of their path to connect, grow, and recharge.

Speakers
PA

Ph.D and Crystal Blanton

Kimberly Kirner is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at California State University Northridge, as well as a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. She does research and activism in environmental justice, health disparities, and household and community level sustainability. Crystal Blanton is an author, priestess and social worker. She works with marginalized populations within the Bay Area and does activism work... Read More →
KK

Kimberly Kirner

Kimberly Kirner is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at California State University Northridge, as well as a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. She does research and activism in environmental justice, health disparities, and household and community level sustainability. Crystal Blanton is an author, priestess and social worker. She works with marginalized populations within the Bay Area and does activism work... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

3:30pm

Chanting, Trancing, and Story: Ritual Techniques That Work
Ecstatic ritual techniques like chanting, drumming, and movement, work to engage the trance state. And humans are hard-wired to be inspired by myth, by story. Regardless of tradition, these techniques add dimension and potency to your rituals and are tools that can be layered. Want to experiment with trance journeys that are sung? Want to try adding harmonies or rhythm to chanting? Want to learn how to bring the deep magic through story and authenticity so participants actually participate? Class will involve hands-on exploration of techniques to engage deeply impactful ritual experiences.

Speakers
SA

Shauna Aura Knight

An artist, author, activist, and community builder, Shauna travels nationally offering workshops on the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. She’s the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path, and an editor of the anthology Pagan Leadership. She’s also the author of several urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Her mythic artwork is used for magazine... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

3:30pm

Crafting Inclusion: Materials for Pagan Children with Autism
The families of children with autism, sensory sensitivities, and other special needs face some unique challenges when attempting to include their children in pagan rituals, practice, and community events. Participants will learn how to make and use individualized materials to help children with special needs sucessfully participate in their families' spiritual practices.

Speakers
AD

Amy Dixon

Amy is an archetypal pagan and grassroots community activist dedicated to inter-tradition community building, and establishing functional and accessible social resources for pagans of all paths. Together with her husband, she teaches classes in beginning Wicca, and organizes the Central Valley Pagan Email Tree and the Central Valley Pagan Meetup.


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

Introduction to Wheat Weaving
This class focuses on beginning weaving techniques along with straw preparation and sources on books, materials, and local groups. In this class, each student will make at least two weaving: a Bridget’s Cross and Harvest Knot to bring home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials and supplies are provided. For an example of the projects go to www.paganhumanist.com

Speakers
WC

Woven Circle

The Woven Circle is a cadre of Pagan craft teachers from various traditions. We feel strongly about keeping both traditional crafts and the creative process alive in our modern world. Our talents include bead work, fiber arts, wheat weaving, straw, book and paper arts.


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

3:30pm

Magical Practices to Sustain Activism
Working towards being a change agent is lifelong work. Systems of oppression are reliant upon burnout and martyrdom to survive. In the words of Audrey Lorde, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self preservation and that is an act of political warfare". Come join with experienced witches who have spent decades in the struggle to learn about ways that your magical practice can sustain us all in the work of bringing for change and justice. We will explore embodied practices, plant allies, and magical tactics that can support you in sustaining you in this work.

Speakers
DJ

Diane Johnson and Claire Chuck Bohman

Diane Johnson brings with her a lifelong commitment to the work of social change and transformation. She has been involved with change work in both community based settings as well as in a professional capacity. She is the founder of Mmapeu Consulting and works with organizations to support their efforts to increase their effectiveness in bringing forth change and justice. Most recently she has been involved with the Black Lives Matter... Read More →
DJ

Diane J. Johnson

Diane Johnson, Ph.D., M.Div. (who is also known as Dr. Di by her Spark Collective fire family members) has worked in the field of community building, collaboration and social transformation for more than 25 years (yeah she began when she was around 11 years old Dr. Johnson has worked at the intersections of community transformation, organizational capacity building, spirituality and leadership development since establishing Mmapeu Management... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Riesling

3:30pm

Pagan Humor 8: Paycheck to Paycheck
This time we'll be discussing my various jobs over the years. Is that enough description? No? Hmmm.....well, geez, its August 8th here, and Pcon doesn't happen for 6 more months - half a flippin' year! I barely have the THEME at this point! Strangely however I DO know exactly what my outfit is going to be. (But I digress.) This is supposed to be the description of my presentation - which I can't describe because it doesn't exist yet. I CAN tell you though that the Carmel/Monterey room is nice and air-conditioned - and I'll be wearing a pretty outfit.

Speakers
AM

Angus McMahan

Angus McMahan is a gregarious solitary who can usually be found playing strange drums strangely at various Community Seed rituals. He is a lego sculptor, a cross-country marcher, a crop circle inspiration, a breathtakingly slow triathlete and a writer of no great renown. www.angus-land.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

Devotional for the Olympians and Chthonic Deities
No deity is an island. If you work with an Olympian or an Underworld deity from this vast pantheon, we invite you to come and meet their deific family and friends. This ritual will include a fusion of traditional Hellenic and neo-pagan ritual styles, and will be fully interactive.

Speakers
P

Pandemos

Pandemos is a San Francisco Bay area collective of practitioners from diverse backgrounds, approaches and communities, united for the purpose of honoring the Hellenic gods and celebrating Hellenic culture.


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley

3:30pm

Seeking The Seer's Vision
Esoteric tradition often teaches there is a “plan” or “vision” unfolding for the world, and the role of magickal adepts is to help manifest that vision in freedom and love for all. Various seers, bards, prophets, psychics, oracles and artists experience and transmits parts of the vision, adding to the unfolding tapestry to inspire action. We look to the ancient oracles and vision holders from the Sybils and Pythia to Merlin the Prophet. In this vision working, we seek our own vision of the Great Work to share. From the sacred center, we seek our role in a vision of space and time.

Speakers
CP

Christopher Penczak

Christopher Penczak is a modern witch with a full time teaching and healing practice in New England. He is the cofounder of The Temple of Witchcraft nonprofit and Copper Cauldron Publishing. He is the author of many books, including the Temple of Witchcraft series and The Gates of Witchcraft.


Saturday February 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

5:00pm

Havdalah
Jew-friendly Pagans, Pagan-friendly Jews, and those who find ways to be Heathen and non-Heathen at the same time, please join us for the Havdalah service that marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week. There'll be a short prayer service followed by wine and bread and maybe something tasty to nosh upon.

Speakers
AC

A Couple of Jews

Max Bernstein and Cruz Arellanes are pagan-friendly Jews on the PanteaCon ops team.


Saturday February 13, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Anansi’s Tales & Wisdom time
The oral traditions of telling Tales in Africa is a timeless & honored practice. Tales are for all ages. For the tales are also a way of teaching Wisdom. simple or complex, we all can learn from a tale. So come share, learn, and enjoy a tale.

Speakers
UB

Unkle Blacktalon Destiny

Unkle Blacktalon Destiny is a member of American Umbanda House (AMUH), and has been practicing with them for the last 3 years in the Orisha Faith (African-Diaspora). Unkle Destiny has also studied Hoodoo, Eccletic spiritualty, and Wicca. A devotee of Anansi, and the power of stories. Which adds to his work as a MFT- Intern.


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Interactive Concert
Lori Llyn has been a Singer/Songwriter for over two decades. She comes to perform some of the music from her new CD release “Motherland”; a collection of songs and chants inspired by the magical realm of Avalon. Many of these songs were intended to be sung in the spirit of community, so all will be encouraged to participate. Lori will facilitate the learning of these simple chants and vocal rounds, so come with an open heart and let’s bring our voices together, as we raise energy and build community through the art of song and chant.

Speakers
LL

Lori Llyn

Lori Llyn has been both a performer and original recording artist for over 20 years. Her music has been described as a blend of folk, pop and Celtic, with a touch of medieval flavoring. The common thread that runs through all her musical endeavors is the quest for spiritual growth. Lori believes “Music should always uplift and expand us in some way. The Goddess continues to be a never-ending source of inspiration and She is always there waiting... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

7:00pm

Fortune Telling with the Lenormand deck
Discover what all the excitement is about. This small deck of 36 fortune telling cards originated in 1790s Germany. Learn about its special divinatory language and methods, and how the Lenormand deck provides amazingly succinct, specific and accurate answers to your questions. Learn about the history, the decks and basic techniques via a ppt presentation, followed by group practice and sample readings.

Speakers
MG

Mary Greer

Mary K. Greer specializes in using Tarot and Lenormand cards for guidance, personal insight and transformation. With 46 years experience in Tarot, she is the author of eleven books including Tarot for Your Self, Who Are You in the Tarot, and the biography, Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses.


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

Pulling Spirit
Magic and witchery are one of the fastest growing religious/spiritual practices with books and classes offered worldwide. Often not found is a foundational practice vital to working the craft. We will look at the deep mystery of calling up one’s own spirit, what is our spirit, and why this is vital to all magic work; including the dampers on the spirit, how these create false masks that deceive others/ourselves, learning diagnostic tools to recognize these imbalances and how to realign. Pulling Spirit is a powerful practice and the basis by which all other magic work is formed.

Speakers
TS

Tommie StarChild

Tommie StarChild, a spirit worker, witch, and Feri initiate. He was born with faerie companions (Simms), gifted with spirit sight, and comes from a family of conjure workers. StarChild is also a teacher, presenter, published writer/artist, owner of My Authentic Self, founder of Sacred Moon, Sacred Self – Temple of the Old Ways. He has over 23 years experience as a witch, over 11 years as a Feri initiate, professional spirit worker for the... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

Decoding Secrets Hidden In The Palm
Used for centuries to unveil secrets of the personality, palmistry is informative and fun. This discussion gives insightful guidelines for learning to read the hand. Kooch Daniels, author of The Art And Magic of Palmistry, will share essential techniques to help you build your skills and gain confidence in your practice. Using hands of willing participants, we’ll explore mystic symbols and major lines and interpret their potential meanings. More than a “how to” talk, this is a show and tell class that answers questions about your hands.

Speakers
KD

Kooch Daniels

My life in metaphysics started studying with NROOG in early 70's. When I was 22, I began giving readings for $1. as a Ghirardelli Square street artist. I traveled to India to study palmistry and made my living by giving thousands of readings at different events and Renaissance Faires for twenty five years. My experiences have taught me how to teach you to become a palmist. Some of her publications: lead author-- Tarot D'Amour; second author... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Riesling

7:00pm

Gender Diverse Pagans: Inclusivity or Hospitality?
Would you like to be more inclusive of gender diverse pagans but aren’t sure how to go about it? An open door policy may seem like the way to make the change you want, but that’s only the beginning of the work. Join Elena Rose, Xochiquetzal Duti, Dee Shull, Jean Batt, and Jaina Bee as we discuss how to create hospitality for gender diverse pagans, including what hospitality might look like and ideas for adapting ritual and social practice.

Speakers
AG

A group of gender diverse pagans

Dee Shull (genderfluid), Elena Rose (trans woman), Jaina Bee (metagender), Jean Batt (genderfluid), and Xochiquetzal Duti (genderqueer) are not a formal group, but do have an interest in how pagan groups can work with gender diverse pagans.


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

Healing Ritual for Mother Earth
Global warming is not going away. Garbage polluting our oceans and air are getting worse. Governments are not able to do much to change the course of our crony capitalist system. Renew your pledge to protect our Mother Earth and help heal her. Join us as we sing and dance the spell to make the changes we need. Come ready to make magic happen.

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner & friends

Glenn Turner and whoever wants to help, will bless the space and the group. Glenn, a witch since 1968 and a founder of NROOGD and Covenant of the Goddess, is also master of Sirius Encampment OTO (1983). She is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 26 years. She can be reached at glenn@ancientways.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

Sharon Knight and Winter Live Show
Sharon and Winter perform their Neofolk Romantique acoustic duet in celebration of their recently released recording, Portals, which features many guest musicians from the pagan and mythic music circuit.

Speakers
H

Hexenfest

Hexenfest is a Pagan/Pagan-friendly music and arts festival devoted to the shadow-side of magick. Predominantly Gothic in flavor, Hexenfest features magickally themed musicians and artists in an evening of dark exotica and revelry. More the forbidden forest than the enchanted woods, Hexenfest aims to create an Underworld atmosphere while celebrating some of the artistic expressions of Paganism.


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Spell Songs and Chants
Come learn some of our favorite spell songs and chants, including a few original pieces by our members. Prosperity, healing, rain, change. We'll create a loosely structured ritual space, in which we can sing each song at length, improvise, and harmonize, allowing ourselves to sink deeply into each piece and let the magic flow. Music handouts for attendees. Recorders welcome.

Speakers
TE

Turning Earth Singers

The Turning Earth Singers are a Bay-Area-based ensemble that sings for rituals and other pagan events.  We have taught workshops at PantheaCon for several years and have sung at venues including the Spiral Dance, the SF Free Folk Festival, farmers' markets, and private homes.  Our members - Vicki Solomon, Corby Lawton, Mariah Sparks, Max Ventura, Meg Yardley, & Robin Dolan - come from a variety of magical and musical backgrounds, and several... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

7:00pm

A Ritual For The Stag God Cernunnos
The Horned Lord leads us to discover the Animal, Human, and Divine within. Three priestesses call forth the Antlered Lord so that we may experience the dance that is life. As is true of all rituals that involve divine possession, there is an outline and a plan, but once the Divine is present in the ritual it takes its own course. We have been offering this ritual since 1996; it has become one of our favorites for its power to move the Lower, the Middle, and the Higher Self.

Moderators
ID

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has been active in Wicca and Paganism since 1978. Ivo was a founding member of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition where he now serves as one of its Elders. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980. He is alsp one of the key organizers of the New Alexandrian Library. He is the author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday February 13, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fir

9:00pm

Lady of Rivers, Queen of Bees - an Oshun Devotional
The beautiful Oshun, beloved and powerful Yoruba Goddess, rules sexuality and pleasure, as well as fresh water, all creative arts, wealth, nourishment, and transformation. Oshun's practices can heal the soul, sweeten our lives, re-enchant the world and potentially, save the planet. We will gather and invite the Daughter of Promise in with song, dance, meditation and other pleasures. Bring your beautiful self.

Speakers
LH

Leni Hester

Leni Hester is a devotee of Ochun, a Priestess and Witch, who serves the Orisas and the Ancestors in Denver CO. A student of the occult, theatre arts and yoga since childhood, she holds a Gardnerian 3rd degree and can write about herself in the third person with reasonable detachment. She’s been co-creating ecstatic community ritual since the early 90s with the Lunatic Fringe. A frequent contributor to Sagewoman and Witches & Pagans... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

9:00pm

Heathenry in the 21st Century - Tradition or Outdated Baggage

Heathenry has existed for thousands of years. How does it exist now in the US and around the world? Where have we come from and where are we going? Let’s ask the hard questions and figure out what we want our own next steps to be. Non-heathens welcome!   This will be a challenging and vigorous conversation. Heathen leaders Nan Edwards, Ryan Smith and Sophia Martinez are leading the conversation and providing their perspective but we do want it to be a conversation - not a panel. This will be facilitated by Jamie, Programming Division Head.


Speakers
JM

Jamie Morgan

Jamie is the head of Programming for PantheaCon and has been active in social justice work for the last decade. They currently work in non-profit arts in the Bay Area and have been a practicing pagan for over 20 years.  www.jamiemorganwrites.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Fir

9:00pm

Celtic Rock Concert with Avalon Rising
What do you get when you cram five master musicians of divergent styles together in one band? Magic! Elements of Celtic folk, Medieval, psychedelic jam band and funk interweave, conflict, and finally coalesce into a stunning, surprising whole. Progressive Celtic/Medieval rock band Avalon Rising has been rocking audiences worldwide since 1993. With Kristoph Klover (vocals, guitar), Margaret Davis (vocals, harp, flute), Mark Ungar (bass, mandocello, vocals), Scott Irwin (drums, vocals), and Robert Hill (mandolin, electric fiddle, vocals). http://www.avalonrising.com, stoph@flowinglass.com

Speakers
AR

Avalon Rising

Progressive Celtic/Medieval rock band Avalon Rising has been rocking audiences worldwide since 1993, including performances in Jinan, China at the Euro-American Festival. Avalon Rising is Kristoph Klover: electric guitar, octave mandolin, vocals; Margaret Davis: Celtic harp, flute, vocals; Mark Ungar: bass, mandocello, vocals; Scott Irwin: drums; Robert Hill: mandolin, fiddle, vocals. http://www.avalonrising.com, stoph@flowinglass.com


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

9:00pm

Reclaiming Blodeuwedd
Delving deeply into the Fourth Branch of Y Mabinogi, we will peel back layers of myth, symbolism, and clashing cultural paradigms to reveal the heart of the tale of Blodeuwedd, the Flower Maiden who is transformed into an Owl. We will trace the evolution of the sovereignty motif as found in Irish, Welsh, and Arthurian mythos; make a case for the subtextual mytheme of Seasonality as underscoring the love triangle between Blodeuwedd, Lleu, and Gronw; and as we restore her reputation from Unfaithful Wife to Goddess of Sovereignty, we unearth the lessons she holds for all who seek her wisdom.

Speakers
JT

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and Academic Dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. She is the author of "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", and the creator of a unique embodiment meditation system found on the "Trancing the Inner Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures" DVD. She presents workshops across North America and facilitates journeys to sacred sites in the... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

I Ching Salon
an opportunity for experienced and new users of the I Ching divination system to meet, learn and talk about using the I Ching. A variety of interpretations will be available, and please bring your own copies of the I Ching to share.

Speakers
RS

Rose Shannon

I am a Feri witch and Tantrika based in San Francisco, practicing divination and magic for the health and welfare of my community


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Boardroom

9:00pm

Pagans in Recovery - Serenity First
Serenity First is an open, Earth based, 12 step recovery group. All Spiritual paths and programs of recovery are welcome. All addicts, friends of addicts, the "I might be an addict, but I'm not sure" and the just curious are all welcome. Come share your experience, strength, and hope.

Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Riesling

9:00pm

The Hero's Journey Through Bellydance
This show tells the story of the archetypal journey that each person must take on the road to self-discovery and acceptance. There will be a dance performance to personify each of twelve archetypes, such as the orphan, wanderer, warrior, lover, wild-woman, destroyer, trickster, magician and crone. Join us on our magical journey of life, love, and transformation in the form of sacred dance!

Speakers
DG

Didi Gordon/Sarah Astarte

Doreet (Didi) Gordon is a dark fusion bellydancer based out of Santa Cruz, CA. She began her love affair with belly dance in 2004. Doreet is a founding member of Raks Hakohaveem and creative director of student troupe, Nahaash Raqs. She is also co-producer of the yearly Dark Fusion event Lumen Obscura. Doreet offers classes at Serpent's Kiss in Santa Cruz. Sarah Astarte, Ph.D., is a spiritual guide, interfaith chaplain, and psychology... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Oak

9:00pm

The Horned God in the British Isles
For thousands of years, the Horned God has resided in the British Isles in various forms. To the ancient Celts, he was The Horned One, Cernunnos. In the Middle Ages he whispered to his followers in Christian Churches as the Green Man. As Herne, he became an English icon. Learn the real histories behind these powerful figures and how they all fit (or don't fit) together. Find out how these three gods became an essential part of Contemporary Paganism, and are just as vital today as they were 1000 and 2000 years ago.

Speakers
JM

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey has been involved in Paganism for over 20 years, the last ten of those as a speaker, writer, teacher, and High Priest. He's currently the managing editor of Patheos Pagan, a columnist at "Witches and Pagans" magazine, and has just released his first book for Llewellyn Publications ("The Witch's Athame"). He currently lives in Sunnyvale CA, but is probably staying at the DoubleTree anyways.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Badb, Washer at the Ford and Lady of Prophesy:
In her guise as Badb and the Washer at the Ford, the Morrigan utters prophesies on the battlefield, foretells future events and the fates of Gods and mortals alike. We will be discussing the Morrigan’s connection to prophesy in her myths as well as practical ways to understand and interpret signs and augury. As well as protocols for divination work and communicating with the Gods. Class will include water scrying and journey work to meet the Washer at the Ford and learn how to draw on her power in our work.

Speakers
SW

Stephanie Woodfield

Stephanie Woodfield has been a practicing Witch and Priestess of the Morrigan for over seventeen years. She is a Reiki practitioner as well as a natural clairvoyant and empathy. She is one of the founding members of Morrigu’s Daughters, an online sisterhood dedicated to the Morrigan, the Irish goddess of sovereignty and battle. She is the author of Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan and Drawing Down the Sun... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

9:00pm

Introduction to the Unnamed Path
The Unnamed Path (UP), an emerging shamanic tradition, exists to empower men-who-love-men to reclaim our role in society as spiritual leaders, and to help our brothers stand proud and strong in their power. The UP focuses on the Arts of Magic & Prophecy, Shamanism, Energy Healing, and Deathwalking; honoring the Ancestors we revive our unique role as bridges between the Spiritual and Physical Worlds. This workshop will provide an introduction to The Unnamed Path and provide attendees insight into our magical work.

Speakers
BO

Brothers of the Unnamed Path

The Unnamed Path, an emerging Shamanic Tradition for Men Who Love Men, continues the legacy forged by Eddy Gutiérrez (Hyperion). The Path, which focuses on the Arts of Magic & Prophecy, Shamanism, Energy Healing, and Deathwalking, honors the Ancestors by reminding Men Who Love Men of their unique role as bridges between the Spiritual and Physical Worlds.


Saturday February 13, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00pm

In the Parlor of Pomba Gira
Come join Xochiquetzal and other lovers and seekers for stories of the different paths of Pomba that one can work with, feel Her power throughout your body and join in raising and using the power of allure in your personal work. 18+ please

Speakers
XD

Xochiquetzal Duti

Strict Catholic upbringing was a pathway to polytheism with a draw towards sacred sexuality and ecstatic practices. Having been raised from a tender age to focus and work on social justices issues, Xochiquetzal has not looked back at finding ways to mix the two together. The long list of adjectives: genderqueer, Priest/ess, kinky, polyamorous, homesteader, and wife coupled with the vast array of intersections embodied make Xochiquetzal an open... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 12:30am
Oak

11:00pm

Facets of Freya: A Devotional Ritual in Honor of Freya
Freya, Frowe, Vanadis. Seidhkona, Chooser of the Slain, Fertility Goddess, Brisingamen's Bearer. Who is this Freya? In this follow-up to last year's ritual, we will come face to face with several more of this fierce and beautiful Norse Goddess's aspects. Learn about her, honor her, and ask for blessings from the beautiful and generous Lady of Vanaheim.

Speakers
CF

Cara Freyasdaughter/Freyja's Aett

A collaboration of Freyja's priestesses primarily based in the Bay Area.


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 12:30am
San Jose/ Santa Clara

11:00pm

Crossroads of Memory: A Trance Dance Ritual
Join Mage of Machines (Circle of Cerridwen, CAYA Coven, and drummers from Spark Collective) in honoring Mnemosyne and Hekate in a journey of music, ritual, and trance. We walk to the crossroads. We pay our toll to the Powers. We go beyond. Dance to Mnemosyne... dance to Hekate... dance to remember... dance in memorium... dance to forget.

Speakers
MO

Mage of Machines

Mage of Machines is a collaborative musical and ritual group founded by Sarah Thompson of the Circle of Cerridwen. The music's roots are unashamedly Pagan, though its instrumentation is electroacoustic, rhythmic and powerful. Beginning as a solo project in the mid-1990s, MoM now has a lineup that mutates as circumstances require -- in this incarnation, our musical and ritual Mages are drawn from the Circle of Cerridwen, CAYA and the Spark... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 12:30am
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

Sacred Sexuality and Sex Magick, East and West
Drawing upon ancient and contemporary traditions and practices, Robert and Lasara offer a cross-cultural look at theory and practices of sacred sexuality and sex magick. Drawing inspiration from Eastern traditions, Western Ceremonial systems, eclectic Paganism, and goddess worship, presentation includes cultural overview and application. Presenters address how sex magick and sacred sexuality practices can enrich your life. Concepts from "free love" to spiritual liberation will expand your consciousness by shifting and broadening concepts of love, sex, magick.

Speakers
RA

Robert Allen and Lasara Firefox Allen

Lasara Firefox Allen and Robert Allen are walking the path of the beloved together. As man and wife, best friends, partners, and parents, the devotional aspect of spiritual dedication manifests in their day to day life. Robert and Lasara live in northern California with their two amazing kids. Robert and Lasara are teachers, leaders, and writers. They both offer coaching services, as a team or individually. Contact them for more info... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 12:30am
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Talk to the Dead: A Traditional Seance
Discover and practice techniques for connecting and communicating with your loved ones, ancestors, and other spirits who have passed on from their bodily form. Make peace with the dead, listen to their messages, and invite them to join in our ritual to strengthen the bonds of love that tie our worlds together. 18 and up only, please.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Marquis

Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, the founder of United Witches global coven, and a local coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. She's the author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, all from Llewellyn Publications. She is the co-author of Witchy Mama, and the co-creator of the Spellcaster's Tarot, both forthcoming from Llewellyn. An avid crafter, folk artist, and tarot reader... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday February 14, 2016 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

12:00am

Saturday Midnight Drum/Dance Jam
OK, The Crystal Coyote is coming out of the Den to drive the drumming bus once again!! Bring your drums, feet, hands, butts, whatever and get ready to get hot, sticky and sweaty!!

Speakers
DS

Don Schulz

Creating hand made "ancient style" drums of simple wood and hide since 2001, I consider myself a "Rhythmic Evangelical", wanting everyone to pick one up and play. My hope is that we can all return to the heart of our Mother - no matter how old or experienced.


Sunday February 14, 2016 12:00am - 1:15am
Cedar
 
Sunday, February 14
 

9:00am

Seidhr: A History
Just where did seidhr come from? In this lecture, Patricia Lafayllve explores the pre-Christian practice of seidhr, using the saga record, mythology, and other sources to help reconstruct what seidhr looked like during the Viking Age. Seidhr has a considerable range of practice in the modern heathen world; this discussion will highlight what is, and is not, remaining in the records, while briefly touching on current practices.

Speakers
PM

Patricia M. Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve has been active in the pagan and heathen communities since the mid-1990's. She served in various offices of The Troth, an organization dedicated to heathen practiecs, for many years. Patricia's published works include numerous magazine articles, "Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess," and the recently released "A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru." She is a Freyjasgythja, a seidhkona, and a proud member of... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin

9:00am

Advanced Theurgy – The Soul and the Gods
We’ve offered devotional to our gods, built altars, called deities into statues, even called deity into each other. What is the final step that brings us into the presence of the gods in their own sphere? We can strengthen the soul’s body (ochema-pneuma), then bring the deity into that vehicle where we can commune with the god directly. This presentation discusses the nature of the soul’s vehicle, purification and invocation, how to rise to the presence of the gods, and our responsibilities when we return.

Speakers
BW

Brandy Williams

Brandy Williams has been practicing and teaching magic for over 30 years. She is a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis, does Golden Dawn ritual, is an initiated Witch and a practicing Pagan. Her book “The Woman Magician” examines and challenges the Western understanding of women’s bodies, energies, and powers, freeing all genders to act authentically as magicians. Her new book on Pagan theurgy will be released by Llewellyn in 2016.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Carmel

9:00am

Dirt-Heart Witch: Life and Death on the Farm
The popular blog, Dirt-Heart Witch, explores the practical aspects of living with spirit on the farm. Being intimately involved with the rise and fall of our food plants and animals is a deeply satisfying experience. Also, deeply hilarious, if you think compost is funny. Jenya will talk about raising chickens for eggs, turkeys for meat, and goats for milk, and how these things can directly connect us to the soul of the worlds.

Speakers
JT

Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy is a Teacher, Preacher, Rootworker, Farmer, and Writer of the popular blog, “Dirt-Heart Witch”. She has been walking the Twisted Path of the Craft for over 25 years, studying the old ways and forging new ones. Her Work combines the clean, simple magick of the Kitchen Witch and the dark, wild magick of the Mad Poet, all mixed up with a wild devotion to the Heart of the Cosmos. One of Jenya’s favorite forms of Witchery is... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Magick Incense Making 201 (Making Incense Circles)
Already taken the Magick Incense Making 101 class a few times? This much more intimate workshop has very limited space. This year we will explore the making and use of incense and charcoal circles, This unique form of incense can be used for ritual, as a timing device, or just for pleasure. Expand your incense knowledge and enjoy a whole new level of incense wisdom. This workshop will be strictly limited to 24 people.

A video about this and the other presentations by Carl 

Speakers
CF

Carl F. Neal

Carl Neal has been fascinated with incense since childhood. For decades he has researched and experimented to better understand incense. Beyond that, Carl is also a Guardian in our Community (at a time when Guardians are sorely needed) and has helped many others find their feet on that path. Carl is a former animal rescue volunteer and an eternal animal lover (even helping place familiars in new homes). For 20 years he has been a dedicated... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Morphing The Myth
Mythology is an integral part of our belief systems. Over the years, however, these ancient tales have been transformed and added to in order to make them more palatable to modern audiences. Many Pagans of today had their first experiences with Paganism in their reading of "The Mists of Avalon" or watching the British "Robin of Sherwood". How has the modern reinterpretation of mythology changed the Pagan community, and is it a change for the good?

Speakers
SP

S. P. Henrick

Initiate of the Roebuck (Ancient Keltic Church) 1986, B. A. in English 1971 from San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge), author of 2 Pagan oriented fantasy series (The Glastonbury Chronicles and Tales of the Gearg-Sidhe) published by Pendraig Publishing and one stand-alone novel "Raven's Daughter". Ms. Hendrick delights in bringing old mythology into the modern age.
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Tony Mierzwicki

Tony Mierzwicki is the author of "Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment" and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical Greek religion, "Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today". He has contributed to anthologies and magazines. He has presented workshops recreating ancient magickal practices in the United States and the east coast of Australia since 2001, drawing on his practice of ceremonial magick which he began in 1990. Tony... Read More →
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Diana Paxson

Diana L. Paxson is the author of many novels on pagan themes, and a number of popular non-fiction books, including /The Way of the Oracle/ and /The Essential Guide to Possession/. She writes a regular column on goddesses for /Sagewoman/. She is also an elder and former Steerswoman of the Troth, whose journal /Idunna/, she edits. Visit her website at: http://www.diana-paxson.com/, or like her on Facebook!


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Pine

9:00am

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. All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
SA

Shauna Aura Knight

An artist, author, activist, and community builder, Shauna travels nationally offering workshops on the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. She’s the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path, and an editor of the anthology Pagan Leadership. She’s also the author of several urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Her mythic artwork is used for magazine... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

9:00am

Self-Defense for Women
Assault on women is unfortunately all too common in our culture. Attackers tend to target women they know, and an attack can happen anywhere, including at a festival or convention. Self-Defense for Women is intended for self-identified women who do not see themselves as martial artists or fighters, but would also not like to become victims if they are targeted. This is a hands-on, no-nonsense, highly practical workshop; come prepared to move and engage our instructors who will teach specific techniques for ending an assault. Workshop will be closed five minutes after thevprogram starts.

Speakers
SH

Scott H. Rowe

Scott H. Rowe is a dedicant priest of the Morrìgan, a spirit worker, a martial artist, and an initiate of a distinctly American witchcraft tradition. He is a regular columnist for Polytheist.com. He is a practitioner of multiple healing arts including Chinese Medicine, and is both teacher and student in most things in his life.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Fir

9:00am

Singing Bowl Meditation
A Singing Bowl Meditation is a powerful way to bring your body to a state of calm using crystal singing bowls as the conduit. During the meditation, crystal singing bowls are played while we sit or lie in meditative bliss. The sound floods us with ethereal vibrations which deepen our meditation and connection with All. Bring a blanket or a yoga mat to lay on. Not suitable for very young children.

Speakers
A

Ayamanatara

Ayamanatara is a multi-denominational Shaman; an internationally-renowned author, healer, teacher, trance channel, clairvoyant, mystery school initiate, kabbalist, and animal communicator. She is a member of the Sound Healers Association, America Society of Dowsers, and the American Botanical Council; the author of a number of books including 365 Days to Enlightenment and the Faery Spiral series, as well as several meditation CDs; and she teaches... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Silicon Valley

9:00am

Surviving Your Founder
The goal of any group is to live on past those that founded it. It is a true test of any group to survive through this change. People followed a leader and a vision, and it's because of that leader's vision that the group prospered. Surviving the first year is critical to the future. Let's talk about the struggles, blessings, and realities of a group living on past those that created it. And to those leaders getting ready to retire, we'll talk about how to ensure a smooth transition for your own group.

Speakers
TA

The Aquarian Tabernacle Church

The Aquarian Tabernacle Church, founded by Pete Pathfinder Davis, provides big church resources to small covens and local Wiccan church congregations around the world. We have been on the forefront of pagan rights since 1979, working on issues such as RFRAs, Veterans Rights, Prison Ministries, and Church Creation. After undergoing the transition of loosing our founder last year, the ATC is finding new footing with their current Archpriestess... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Simeon

9:00am

The Magic Pomegranate: A Story of Competition and Cooperation
Actively working with the images and story of myths, folktales, and fairy tales can yield new perspectives on our own lived experiences, open up new directions for the interpretations of our lives and the events of the world, and sometimes offer healing of old wounds. This workshop will use the Jewish folktale The Magic Pomegranate as a vehicle to introduce techniques pulled from the works of C. G. Jung, James Hillman, and Robert Johnson, and include both individual and group activities.

Speakers
JA

Jeffrey Albaugh

Jeffrey Albaugh holds BA in theatre, MA in depth psychology, and is a PhD candidate in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has worked as an educator in primary grades and special education in the public school system, and currently serves as the lead case manager for a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Employment program. He is the program manager for the Conference on Current Pagan Studies, serves on the board for... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose

9:00am

THE MAGUS: Adept of the Mysteries
This Power Point presentation examines the figure of the Mage, as Initiatory Adept and as universal Archetype. It will look at the historical progression of the Mage in the sacred Mysteries, from Hermes Trismegestis to Pythagoras, to the Kabbalistic Moses, through Tarot symbolism, to the Renaissance Magi, Ficino, Pico, Bruno, and the Elizabethans Dee and Shakespeare/Prospero.

Speakers
DG

Daniel Gautier

Daniel Gautier is an author, composer and visual artist. His work reflects his training in the disciplines of Hermeticism, Platonism, Kabballa, Raja Yoga. He has recorded CDs of his original music, extensively exhibited his artwork, and has had eleven of his books published, poetry, novels, philosophy, children's books; from Aphorisms of Light - The Hermetic Wisdom, to the fantasy novel, Master of the Guild.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Monterey

9:00am

Yoga for Every Body
Holly breaks the mold when it comes to teaching yoga as well as practicing yoga. In this workshop, she introduces Hatha Yoga basics and her unique style, called Reflexive Yoga, to create flexibility, build strength and connect to your higher spirit. Move into poses to find your inner power waiting to be unleashed as well as remove blockages in your life. Enhance your daily life and ritual practice with this powerful practice. All levels of experience are welcome! Bring a towel, blanket or mat.

Speakers
HA

Holly Allender Kraig

Holly Allender Kraig is a yoga instructor, certified massage therapist, certified NLP Practitioner, psychic and Reiki Practitioner. She has taught Hatha Yoga across the country for 11 years to students of all levels, abilities and walks of life.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:00am

Indigenous Experiences Inside and Outside the Pagan Community
Indigenous individuals have long been contributors at Pantheacon, and to the community as a whole; yet are often rendered invisible in pagan spaces through pervasive stereotypes, appropriation, and lack of awareness. This panel seeks to make space for indigenous perspectives. Topics will include but are not limited to - inclusiveness, how to negotiate spiritual space, differentiating between honoring and appropriation, and how non-indigenous can be respectful of places, traditions and indigenous peoples. Time will be reserved at the end for indigenous attendees to speak as well.

Speakers
GC

Gregg Castro

Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone], Jacki Chuculate [white and Cherokee], Ryan Ts'ítskw Kozisek [Tlingit and white], Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Hahashkani-Coyote Woman) [Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash], and Michaela Spangenburg [multiracial Huron-Wendat] comprise a panel of native educators, artists, writers, activists, and community leaders that represent a variety of genders, ages, spiritual paths, ethnic and tribal backgrounds... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

11:00am

Weaving the cloth of Reality: Word and Sound in Egyptian Ritual
Egyptian rituals use the sounds of words, along with their meanings, to connect to mythic themes and tie the ritual utterances together into effective tools. The goal is to please the Gods, re-energize Them, and sustain creation itself each day. We will explore sound and how it can deepen our modern understanding and practice of Egyptian ritual by looking at current progress in reconstructing the pronunciation of Egyptian, analyze the layers of meaning in some simple ritual texts, and then pronounce them.

Speakers
MW

Matt Whealton

Matt Whealton, a member of the Temple of Ra in San Francisco, has had a lifelong passion for the Egyptian culture and language. He is currently actively researching current scholarship on Egyptian ritual and linguistics, and the implications they have for modern Kemetic practice.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

11:00am

Hekate and the Keys to Change
The ancient, powerful, and complex goddess Hekate stands at the crossroads of all liminal experience, bears torches to illuminate our dark places, and holds the keys to a better understanding of ourselves and our world. Join Amber K and Azrael Arynn K as we discuss Hecate’s power to aid us in our transformations, and techniques of key magick suggested by her role as Hecate Kleidouchos, the Keybearer. Amber K is a longtime collector of keys from many ages and cultures around the world, and will share her enjoyment of them as powerful magickal symbols and tools. NOTE: Doors closed at beginning.

Speakers
AK

Amber K and Azrael Arynn K

Amber K and Azrael Arynn K are Wiccan priestesses, authors of True Magick, Ritualcraft, Covencraft, How to Become a Witch, and other books. They are active with Ardantane in New Mexico. Ardantane, PO Box 307, Jemez Springs NM 87025. www.ardantane.org.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pine

11:00am

Magick Incense Making 301 (Using Wine & Tea)
Are you ready for the ultimate PantheaCon incense making experience? Join Carl Neal for this first ever Advanced Incense Making workshop that will focus on the use of wine, tea, coffee, wild water, and other liquids in incense making. Only 12 people will be able to attend this unusual workshop.

Speakers
CF

Carl F. Neal

Carl Neal has been fascinated with incense since childhood. For decades he has researched and experimented to better understand incense. Beyond that, Carl is also a Guardian in our Community (at a time when Guardians are sorely needed) and has helped many others find their feet on that path. Carl is a former animal rescue volunteer and an eternal animal lover (even helping place familiars in new homes). For 20 years he has been a dedicated... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Pagans and Interfaith - The Parliament of Worlds Religions
The Parliament of Worlds Religions is the United Nations of religion. In October of 2015, ten thousand people from every possible religious tradition met in Salt Lake City.  Ever since the Parliament in Chicago in 1993, pagans from Wicca and other traditions have been working hard to get Paganisms on the religious map. At this panel , people who attended and presented at the Parliament will report on what we  shared, and what we learned.

Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Boardroom

11:00am

Seva, Change & Mystery: Our Callings, Our Purpose & Spirit
The social upheavals of these past 18 - 24 months calls to question how we extend (and continue to assert) our magickal selves to serve and support the greater good. No matter how we define and implement service and social change --- our combatting racism, sexism, homo/transphobia and other oppressions are essential to building the world we want to live in for the future. This dynamic workshop will engage in how we integrate who we are (or want to be) as changemakers in the wider world. We will dialogue on what supports our abilities to have impact in our neighborhoods, work spaces and communities. Bring a blanket or cushion, journal and open mind, body and Spirit!

Speakers
DJ

Diane J. Johnson

Diane Johnson, Ph.D., M.Div. (who is also known as Dr. Di by her Spark Collective fire family members) has worked in the field of community building, collaboration and social transformation for more than 25 years (yeah she began when she was around 11 years old Dr. Johnson has worked at the intersections of community transformation, organizational capacity building, spirituality and leadership development since establishing Mmapeu Management... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Martin

11:00am

The Three Weird Sisters Listen and Speak
Join three of modern Paganisms’ most distinguished scholars, Tanya M. Luhrmann, Sabina Magliocco, and Sarah M. Pike, as they discuss their past and present research, share what they’ve learned from the Pagan community, consider trends in Pagan scholarship, and respond to your questions. You won’t want to miss all three weird sisters in one room at the same time; the results are sure to be dynamic and potentially pyrotechnical!

Speakers
SM

Sabina Magliocco & Friends

The author of Persuasions of the Witches’ Craft, Tanya M. Luhrmann is Watkins Professor of Anthropology at Stanford. Sabina Magliocco is Professor of Anthropology at Cal State Northridge, and the author of Witching Culture: Folklore and Neopaganism in America. Sarah M. Pike is Professor of Religious Studies at Cal State Chico; her works include Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves and New Age and Neopagan Religions in America. Jeffrey Albaugh is a... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

11:00am

Chants for Change
How do we bring political awareness to our magic, and magic to our politics? Starhawk and musician and singer Evelie Posch will guide an interactive session creating chants, liturgy and music to energize our rituals and social change work.

Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Salon d'Aphrodite
Breathe. Stretch out. Bask in a salon of beauty and relaxation. In honor of Aphrodite, we invoke pleasure, ease, and loveliness. Enter a sanctuary of tranquility & stimulation where we will invoke Aphrodite that we may experience her blessings. Recline & relax while gifts of beauty, dance, music, and art are made in honor of the Goddess, and we remember the essential gift of pleasure. Please arrive in lounging garments, with a blanket, or shawl to lay on.

Speakers
TT

The Temple of Aphrodite

The Temple of Aphrodite gathers monthly at the Full Moon at the Sacred Well in Oakland to serve the Goddess of Love. Members are a mixture of traditions and practices, but we join together to call blessings of beauty, joy, abundance, and passion into all our lives. www.templeofaphroditeoakland.com/


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Simeon

11:00am

Snake Women and Goddesses
We’ll romp through images of rock art and geoglyphs, paintings, sculptures and seals, to gaze upon Snake Goddess in Argentina, Crete, Britain, Iran, China, Guatemala, Nigeria, Sweden, Korea, Ecuador, Turkey, and Mexico. We’ll discuss Ngalyod the Creatrix (Australia), Ashtart of the Serpents, Kemetic serpent women, Manasā, Coatlicue and Cihuacoatl, Melusine, Sapiente Sibillia, Nu Gua, las Cihuateteo, Medusa and Mami Wata, Bona Dea, and Santa Marta la Domincana. With dragon women and lizard women thrown in for good measure.

Speakers
MD

Max Dashu

Max Dashu has been researching and teaching global women's history since 1970, through her Suppressed Histories Archives (www.suppressedhistories.net). She brings the Old Ways to life through her inspiring visual talks on ancient iconography, global Goddess traditions, witches and shamans and priestesses. Visit her booth at Pantheacon! for her art and dvd Woman Shaman: the Ancients. She's currently teaching an online course based on her book... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel

11:00am

Inanna and Dumuzi Devotional
The Temple of Inanna and Dumuzi will lead the worship of two of the most ancient Deities of civilization from ancient Sumer. Come celebrate the Queen and King of civilization, agriculture, herding, love, war and sexuality with the Goddess Who received the Me (powers) of civilization from the drunken God of Wisdom and Who shared those powers with Her sexy husband: the dying and reborn Shepard Dumuzi, a great God in His own right.

Speakers
TO

Temple of Inanna and Dumuzi

The Temple of Inanna and Dumuzi is a semi-reconstructionist, Mesopotamian temple dedicated to the ancient Sumerian Goddess Inanna (known to the Babylonians as Ishtar) and God Dumuzi (known to the Babylonians as Tammuz). The rituals are based on the ancient Mesopotamian (primarily Sumerian and Akkadian) texts, with both inspiration and consultation with the Deities as glue. All persons of good will are welcome... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

Native / Pagan Community Dialogue
This panel features voices of those with experience in both Native American and Pagan communities. Discussion topics will include how to be a respectful guest on Native sacred lands, the differences and similarities in how Native and Pagan communities relate to sacred land and plants, and opportunities for interfaith work that advances both Native and Pagan religious rights. We will watch a clip from the movie "Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists” (2013) followed by a panel discussion and community dialogue.

Speakers
SL

Sacred Land Film Project

Ann-Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), caretaker of Indian Canyon, the only sovereign Native lands in central-coastal California, and Director of Costanoan Indian Research; SLFP’s Christopher (Toby) McLeod, director of the four-film series "Standing on Sacred Ground," seen on public television in 2015; and Covenant of the Goddess national interfaith representatives Don Frew and Rachael Watcher. Don leads the Lost and Endangered Religions... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Monterey

11:00am

Animal Skulls as Ritual Partners
Back by popular demand, Lupa discusses how to work with the spirits in animal skulls, where to source skulls and other bones, proper care and maintenance, and more! We'll be meditating with animal skulls in the second half of the presentation. Bring your own critter skull if you have one, or borrow one of the limited number of "loaner" skulls Lupa will be bringing with her.

Speakers
L

Lupa

Lupa is a author, artist, and amateur naturalist in Portland, OR. She is the author of several books on totemism and other nature-pagan topics, to include "Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up" (Llewellyn, 2016) and the creator of the Tarot of Bones. She creates ritual costumes and other art from hides, bones, and natural and recycled items, and organizes Curious Gallery, an annual two-day arts festival in Portland celebrating cabinets of... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00am

Reincarnation Magick - Visions of Past Lives
You are the reincarnation of no one but yourself. Past and Future happen in the magical and eternal "Now." Join magician Lon Milo DuQuette in a Magick ritual to induce visions of your past lives.

Speakers
LM

Lon Milo DuQuette

Lon Milo DuQuette is a singer-songwriter and best-selling author and lecturer. His books on Magick, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions have been translated into 12 languages. He is currently U.S. Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis and he is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck NY, and the Maybe Logic Academy. He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife Constance. lonmilo@gmail.com


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar

1:30pm

Hymns to the Moon
Hail and praise to Selene, source of change in the elemental world! Agrippa affirms that the Moon is the mistress of generation, increase, and decrease, and that we shall accomplish nothing without Her assistance. Join the OSOGD for another of our popular theurgic offering rituals, performed according to the guidelines set forth by Iamblichus in 300 C.E. We will all have a chance to pour libations to Selene, commune with Her, and receive Her blessings. Violet and silver clothing and decorations are encouraged. Doors will close after the ritual begins.

Speakers
OS

Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn

The Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn is a group of Pagans who have come together since 2001 to study the Mysteries of Hermetic Magick. Our goal is to normalize adeptship: to make the art of magick more prevalent in the world. We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us at: cancellarius@osogd.org


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

1:30pm

Tarot Magick
Discover techniques of tarot magick from the basic to the more advanced. Learn how to cast a circle and call the quarters, how to substitute for missing magickal ingredients, and how to work spells for success, love, luck, protection, and more, using nothing but a deck of cards. Bring a tarot if you have one, but if you don't, come anyway! There will be extra decks on hand.

Speakers
MM

Melanie Marquis

Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, the founder of United Witches global coven, and a local coordinator for the Pagan Pride Project. She's the author of A Witch's World of Magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks, Beltane, and Lughnasadh, all from Llewellyn Publications. She is the co-author of Witchy Mama, and the co-creator of the Spellcaster's Tarot, both forthcoming from Llewellyn. An avid crafter, folk artist, and tarot reader... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Tarot Spreads To Explore Relationships
Our focus will be on potent card spreads that can be used for exploring emotions and relationships. Spreads will show specific ways how the tarot can be used as a medium for helping oneself or one’s client move toward greater clarity. The spreads being discussed will be the three card and the twelve-card astrology spread in relation to compatibility in either business or romantic relationships. Participants will be invited to do brief readings to gain experience in using these spreads. Your reflections and questions will be an important part of our tarot experience.

Speakers
KD

Kooch Daniels

My life in metaphysics started studying with NROOG in early 70's. When I was 22, I began giving readings for $1. as a Ghirardelli Square street artist. I traveled to India to study palmistry and made my living by giving thousands of readings at different events and Renaissance Faires for twenty five years. My experiences have taught me how to teach you to become a palmist. Some of her publications: lead author-- Tarot D'Amour; second author... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

Sovereignty of the Spirit: Calling Ourselves Home
The forces of life and the whims of humanity can stretch, lacerate, block and delude us. We can find ourselves being everyone but ourselves. We can become confused, drained, overwhelmed and out of touch with the very inner core that is the source of our aliveness. So, how do we detangle and dis-entrench from this and revitalize ourselves? How do we declare sovereign authority over our own inner spirit? After all "theres only 2 things every witch must know, don't tangle up your lines or contaminate your flow". Orion will share elements of sovereignty, core symptoms of spirit loss, techniques for scanning and processes for calling our power, spirit and soul back into unity within.

Speakers
OF

Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is the founder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion and the Co-Director of the Moonridge Center in Maryland. He received a Master of Human Services Degree from Lincoln University in PA.and is a licensed professional counselor. Orion is an Elder in Celtic Traditional Witchcraft, High Priest in Alexandrian Wicca, a Witch in the Cymry Tradition and a practicing Cunningman in Faery Seership.He is author of the book entitled "The... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

1:30pm

Intermediate Wheat Weaving
For those of you who have taken wheat weaving classes and advance hand crafters. This class focuses on intermediate weaving techniques. In this class, each student will make a Bridget’s Processional using a locking technique, building, and inserting straws. All materials and supplies are provided. For an example of the project go to www.paganhumanist.com

Speakers
WC

Woven Circle

The Woven Circle is a cadre of Pagan craft teachers from various traditions. We feel strongly about keeping both traditional crafts and the creative process alive in our modern world. Our talents include bead work, fiber arts, wheat weaving, straw, book and paper arts.


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Carlos

1:30pm

Men, Women, Gods and Sex: Love and Passion in the Biblical World
Sexuality was often a spiritual celebration shared by gods and mortals. Whether Egypt, Mesopotamia or Canaan, the sacred and the sexual were inextricably connected in religious texts, folk tales and love poetry. But there was also a challenging side that included sacred prostitution and even pornography. And love was not exclusively heterosexual. This richly illustrated presentation will introduce you to a fascinating and erotic world you never knew.

Speakers
JG

Jehon Grist

Executive Director, Lehrhaus Judaica. Ph.D., UC Berkeley, ancient Near Eastern cultures


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan

1:30pm

Psychic Techniques - Practical Magic
A collection of psychic techniques useful in both magical and mundane settings. Audience participation in a few of the techniques, with a comprehensive take-home practice handout provided.

Speakers
DW

Drew Ward

Drew Ward credits family tradition and hereditary gifts for the foundation of his psychic work and Heathen spirituality. Drew operates a "cottage industry" business, Just Rewards, specializing in the finest Baltic amber. He and his husband Jim, reside in Berkeley.


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Spirituality and Social Justice Workshop
Come attend the Spirituality and Social Justice workshop which will look at social justice work as a budding Spiritual Practice, not just a political one. In this community conversation we use the power of the elements to come together to discuss ways to make our Pagan communities more friendly and welcoming to Pagans of Color. From facing the hard truths in air and taking action in fire, providing space for emotional healing in water while grounding ourselves in earth, and ending together under spirit we provide an overarching framework adaptable to any tradition.

Speakers
DT

Darcy Totten and Jasper James

Award-winning musician, LGBTQI activist and Shaman Jasper James and her partner of nine years Darcy Totten, an activist, solitary witch and owner of Activism Articulated, an organization that builds Communication strategies for activists, joined forces after attending 2014’s PCON. Together over the past year, they organized workshops, co-facilitated an online forum for allies of Black Lives Matter, orchestrated the public art project... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

1:30pm

Things that go Bump in the Night (and what to do about them)
The past several years have seen the proliferation of TV programs devoted to "ghosthunting" (17 by my last count!), but people have been investigating ghosts and hauntings for a lot longer than that. This presentation is on the various types of entities that can result in "hauntings" (and what you can do about them) based on 38 years as a professional investigator and "cleaner" of haunted houses and related places. I bring a Wiccan perspective to the topic and illustrate it with tales of personal encounters. (This presentation is an update of one from PantheaCon 2011.)

Speakers
DF

Don Frew (g)

Don Frew is an Elder in both the NROOGD & Gardnerian Craft traditions, and is HP of Coven Trismegiston in Berkeley CA. He has been a consultant on the Occult & Paranormal for law enforcement, the media, and the general public for close to 40 years. At one time, his family owned the most active site for Bigfoot research in the Pacific Northwest, hosting many of the leading investigators in the field. A member of the Bay Area Group for Bigfoot... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Sacred Mass in Celebration of the Dark Mother
The Order of the Black Madonna offers a ritual in honor of the great Dark Mother, the Sacred Feminine, celebrating the Divine Matriarch of love and creation who dwells in the darkness between the stars and in the beat of every heart. During this rite, we will call attendees to acknowledge the damage racism has done to our community systemically, ancestrally, and individually, and offer a chance to step up as the change-makers our society needs. Attendees will be able to speak to The Mother through Her avatars as part of the ritual. No entry after doors are closed.

Speakers
OO

Order of the Black Madonna

The Order of the Black Madonna is a devotional society dedicated to Our Lady of Magic, the holy darkness which gives birth to all and receives all. Some call her Our Lady of Czestochowa, some call her Isis, some Sophia, some call her Caridad del Cobre, some Magdalene, some know her only as the Great Dark Rich Mother Earth. She is the silent, numinous holy sense that is found in moments of unselfconscious reverence. Learn more at... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fir

3:30pm

Bad Cards, Good Data
Your best teachers are frequently the ones you don't want to listen to, or in the case of the Tarot, look at. Which means - you should! We will explore the virtues of examining and using the darker, direr, more difficult cards better, brighter insights.

Speakers
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Thalassa

Thalassa has been working with the Tarot, divination and the arts magickal for over 45 years. She is the producer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium (SF BATS), founder of Daughters of Divination, and publisher of The Flying Squirrel. She speaks widely on Tarot and Divination at events across the country. She is also active in historical recreation and theatre. Visit www.dodivination.com for more info and divinatory hijinks. She is... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

Bind Runes for Magical and Practical Purposes
While you can combine runes to create words (who doesn't like spelling their name in other alphabets?), runes can also be combined to join their energies for magical purposes. Bind runes can be used to create talismans to empower the wearer with good health, cleverness, strength, and other qualities. Runes can also be combined to create a symbol of personal power, or even as a way of marking your possessions so others know the owner of that cup, dagger, or other very cool object. We will create our own talismansm. You can also bring a special object for talisman creation.

Speakers
AH

Anastasia Haysler

Anastasia Haysler is a San Francisco writer who runs Tarot Media Company and Black Swan Press, providing distribution and publication of works by authors, artists, and scholars of special divinatory and cultural interest. Her most recent book is Painting the Soul: The Tarot Art of David Palladini, an in-depth exploration of Palladini's art and symbolism of his two classic Tarot decks. Prior work includes 21st Century Tarot: Tarot Into the... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Carlos

3:30pm

Baba Yaga Wild Witch of the Woods
Her voice cackles creating a cascade of shivers to all who hear it. She flies silently through the night sky in her mortar and pestle with a broom clearing away her tracks. She sharpens her teeth and with the snap of her bony finger will swallow you whole. She is the Baba Yaga, the wild witch in the words, and grandmother to us all. Baba gives power, and in return offers impossible tasks, which may not be truly impossible at all. Are you ready to face her?

Speakers
YR

Yeshe Rabbit and Phoenix LeFae

Yeshe Rabbit is a holy woman, priestess, intuitive, artist, and friend to humanity. She is a mystic who has studied many different spiritual paths, and feels most intimately woven into Goddess traditions and Tibetan dharma practices. Phoenix LeFae is equal parts blue-eyed wanderer and passionate devotee of the Goddess. She is a restless seeker of knowledge, always yearning to learn more, dig deeper, and dive into the wild. Phoenix suffers from... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

3:30pm

Radical Inclusion for Pagans
What is Radical Inclusion and why is it important for Pagan groups? This workshop will help to define radical inclusion and how to apply it to your group, coven, or grove. Based on the Twelve Steps of Radical Inclusion by Bishop Yvette Flunder, we will also discuss how radical inclusion can improve interfaith and intra-faith relations, particularly between privileged and marginalized groups.

Speakers
RG

Rev. Gina A. Pond

Gina Pond is a 3rd Degree Wiccan Priest of the Open Source Alexandrian Tradition in the Circle of Cerridwen, a minister with the Progressive Christian Alliance, and a seminary student at Pacific School of Religion. She does a lot of work around radical inclusion and social justice. She writes a lot, too: http://worthyadvisor.wordpress.com


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Riesling

3:30pm

The Golden Pentacle: Path to Prosperity
Perhaps you have encountered the magickal techniques called the Iron Pentacle and the Pearl Pentacle, but now a new system has joined them: the Golden Pentacle. This is a path to prosperity, change, and wellness created by Azrael Arynn K and Amber K as the fruit of a long study of magical paths to abundance and financial abundance. It is based in part on the work of many abundance authors, as well as Amber and Azrael’s own experience in confronting and overcoming financial challenges. Poverty consciousness, begone! Embrace prosperity awareness! The presenters are authors of True Magick, Rit

Speakers
AA

Azrael Arynn K and Amber K

Azrael is a 3rd degree priestess of Wicca in the Ladywood Tradition, Dean of the School of Sacred Living at Ardantane, and co-author (with Amber K) of RitualCraft and other books on Wicca and magick.


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

The Green Realm Consciousness - Turning the Tide
In modern times we find that the message in our contemporary stories and movies is about our destruction and the end of our world. However, the natural world teaches us through the Four Seasons that there is no end. The natural cycle is about birth, life, death and renewal. Examined in this presentation is the "ever-green" concept known to our ancestors through the experience of seasonal cycles, nature spirits, and conceptual beings such as the Green Man. The presentation focuses on how we can and must turn the tide against the human impact on the environment. Come and add your magick!

Speakers
RG

Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor

Raven Grimassi is an award-winning author of over twenty books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and inner mystery traditions. He brings over 40 years of experience in these fields. Raven and his wife, author Stephanie Taylor, are the current directing elders of Ash, Birch & Willow (a training system in Old World Witchery). Together it is their goal to preserve and teach the foundational ways of pre-Christian European beliefs and practices.


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir

3:30pm

Fiction, Trance and Prophecy: Stories to Shape the Future
Stories shape our imagination and our ideas of the possible. How can we use the power of story to help us envision a positive future, and inspire people to want to work towards it? Starhawk explores the blurry boundaries between trance states, fiction creation, and out and out hallucination, sharing her own experiences writing futuristic fiction. She will read excerpts from her newest book, City of Refuge, a sequel to her classic novel The Fifth Sacred Thing.

Speakers

Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

3:30pm

Finding Balance with Coyote Trickster Medicine
Kanyon, Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash, was given the name Coyote Woman and carries the trickster medicine, conducting herself according to its guidance. Even with all the controversy around trickster medicine, she finds balance with its gifts, and shares the strength, wisdom, and passionate understanding of how this is who she is. In this workshop, you will reflect on the trickster medicine in your own life! Through art, story, song, poem, or theater, you’ll become more in touch with the gifts of your own trickster energy.

Speakers
KS

Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, Hahashkani, which in Chumash means "Coyote Woman". She is proud of her heritage and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, and Teacher. Kanyon is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California with a bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Interactive Media. She is also the daughter of Ann-Marie... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

When women were warriors
Women have been in combat for longer than recorded history. The presentation highlights who some of them were. What influence, if any, did this previously little fact have on how women are viewed? Were these women, in fact changers of people's gender role opinions?Are they today?

Speakers
E

EliSheva

Elisheva (aka Eli) is originally from the Northern Galilee. She served in her country's security forces, retired; ran an international company, retired and now is a psychotherapist and organizational consultant in private practice. She is Shophet ("elected leader") of Am HaAretz (aka AMHA) an Israeli Earth & Goddess Tradition of Peaceful Warriors reconnecting to Hebrew Tribes. Her academic background also includes archeology studies at Tel... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan

3:30pm

No Way to Slow Down
An hour of Classic Rock and acceptance. Kenton and Don will be performing classic songs by Neil Young, Jethro Tull, and who knows wjhat might make it into the mix.

Speakers
PT

PantheaCon Tech Family

Don has been the Head of the PantheaCon Technical Staff since the second year of the Con. Kenton is his eldest son. Kenton has been granted the gifts of Autism, Listening and Singing. He has attended PantheaCon since the very beginning, and been a member of the Tech Crew for the last seven years. He is an example of the diversity of PantheaCon at its best.


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley

3:30pm

The Four Faces of the Horned God
Come learn about the Horned God of the Witches, Master of the Threshold and Keeper of the Gate. We'll explore his four form and associations with the turning of the Wheel of the Year's Solar Holidays. He manifests as the Goat Horned God, the Ram Horned God, the Bull Horned God and the Stag Horned God. There is a Horned One behind all of these forms. We'll look to figures such as Pan, Amun-Ra, Dionysus and Cernunnos and and culminate in a vision working ritual to develop your own relationship with the Four Faces of the Horned God.

Speakers
CP

Christopher Penczak

Christopher Penczak is a modern witch with a full time teaching and healing practice in New England. He is the cofounder of The Temple of Witchcraft nonprofit and Copper Cauldron Publishing. He is the author of many books, including the Temple of Witchcraft series and The Gates of Witchcraft.


Sunday February 14, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

Polytheism and Practice: Where Religion Meets the Gods
Patricia Lafayllve will use several aspects of Asatru as a springboard for a shared discussion on what developing a world view can become.  Do the gods impact our ethical systems, or do we impact the gods with our practices?  How do world views differ between pagan groups?  This discussion is meant to bring together people from various faiths in order to help develop an understanding of our similarities even when our differences might seem vast.

Speakers
PM

Patricia M. Lafayllve

Patricia Lafayllve has been active in the pagan and heathen communities since the mid-1990's. She served in various offices of The Troth, an organization dedicated to heathen practiecs, for many years. Patricia's published works include numerous magazine articles, "Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess," and the recently released "A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru." She is a Freyjasgythja, a seidhkona, and a proud member of... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

7:00pm

The Kuan Yin Oracle
This is an introduction to this divination system that is thousands of years old, dedicated to & inspired by the Goddess of Compassion. We'll discuss the history, look at some different versions & do a divination.

Speakers
DC

Denise Cicuto

Denise Cicuto is a Witch, Healer, & devotee of Kuan Yin. She is a 3rd degree Witch in the Circle of Cerridwen, a coven in the Open Source Alexandrian tradition. Denise was a co-founder of the Spirit Babies ceremony in San Francisco in 2011.


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

The Ole Time Good Spell Feri Pagan Tent Revival
Brothers and sisters! The Revival is honored to be back once more, raising the roof with our own special blend of deep meaning and wild magick. Y'all know how it works: we sing, laugh, dance and pray in a mystical congregation where we invite the Gods to come on in, kick off Their shoes, and set a spell. So dust off your church hat and come lift up your hearts and voices as we make a joyful noise unto the Lords and Ladies and everyone between!

Speakers
DF

Dustbunny Feri Initiates

The Dustbunnies are a working circle of Feri initiates and practitioners that meet to work Magick and celebrate direct connection with the Gods. The Pagan Tent Revival celebrants include Valerie Walker (aka veedub), Shapeshifter Sister Jenya T. Beachy, the Preacherman Philip Wells, and many beloved others.


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Creating Culture of Consent: Sacred Sexuality
How do we create a culture where explicit consent is the norm and our society finds healing from its sexual traumas and grief? Wear comfy clothing and come prepared to learn how to obtain consent and why this is important in all areas of Life, and especially so when it comes to knowing Sex as Sacred.

Speakers
SH

Sarah Heartsong/Heartsong Healing Arts

Sarah Heartsong dedicated herself to the study of ancient European & indigenous American nature-centered spirituality & cultures, scholastically and spiritually. Initiated in 1992, ordained in 1994, Sarah is a priestess primarily dedicated to Service with Sophia-Aphrodite and Hermes and spent 10 years in various leadership positions with a UU church. Sarah facilitates rituals, is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Shamanic Healing practitioner & Spiritual... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

Things that go Bump in the Woods (and what we know about them)
This program will present the latest information about the phenomenon known as "Sasquatch" or "Bigfoot". Additionally, the presenter will include the results of personal fieldwork in the 1970s & 80s at a site owned by his family which resulted in nine sightings by multiple witnesses, as well as track impressions, recordings of vocalizations, tools, and more. The presenter brings a knowledge of Anthropology to bear on the surprisingly large amount of information we have about this elusive, as as yet unproven, creature and will share stories of personal encounters.

Speakers
DF

Don Frew (b)

Don Frew is an Elder in both the NROOGD & Gardnerian Craft traditions, and is HP of Coven Trismegiston in Berkeley CA. He has been a consultant on the Occult & Paranormal for law enforcement, the media, and the general public for close to 40 years. At one time, his family owned the most active site for Bigfoot research in the Pacific Northwest, hosting many of the leading investigators in the field. A member of the Bay Area Group for Bigfoot... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

7:00pm

Dionysos Hestios, Host of the Revel — Devotional
Back and better than ever, we are gathering once more in devotion to Dionysos Hestios, the Host of the Revel, and his kin! Join us for ritual libations to the Lord of the Vine, and chanting and dancing with his wild Maenads! The doors will remain open, so please do wear your best dancing garb. Adults only: Alcohol will be served.

Speakers
LS

Lon Sarver and Thiasos Bakkheios

Lon Sarver is a devotee and priest of Dionysos Hestios who has run rituals, feasts and revels to honor the Lord of the Vine since the earliest days of the millennium. Over that time, Lon has also been a professional witch and tarot reader at the Ancient Ways store in Oakland, a poly relationship counselor, an editor of MMORPGs, and currently edits erotic fiction. He has founded Thiasos Bakkheios, a polytheist devotional group, to help fellow... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

Journey to the Hearts-Welsh Goddesses
Come and meet the sacred five Goddesses of Wales Arianrhod, Bloedwedd, Cerridwen, Morgan Le Fay, Rhiannon, and their Mother Goddess, Anu (Danu). Due to the nature of this presentation, mature teens (16+) and older only. Limit 70 attendees.

Speakers
CA

Clan Annarr

Annarr is a Traditional Initatory Witchcraft group with a Celtic pantheon but emphasis on Welsh traditions. Annarr means Other. Many members of Clan Annarr are part of Freyja's Gift Trance Team.


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

Mythpunk Concert Part 1: Nathaniel Johnstone Band
Join us for an evening of rocking music and dance with two amazing bands: Part 1 features the return of Seattle's The Nathaniel Johnstone Band lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel (violin, banjo, guitar, vocals) and world-renown bellydance artist Tempest - serving up twists on your favorite myths and fairytales with world-influenced rock that blends of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. Featuring special crossover appearances by Pandemoneaon + special guests, who will continue to rock your evening for Part 2!

Speakers
TN

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.


Sunday February 14, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

9:00pm

Tarot Reading Circle
Working together intuitively increases everyone's skills as you will discover in this reading circle. You will receive and give impressions from Tarot cards for the benefit of all—whether you've ever read a Tarot card before or not. No matter your expertise, you will learn new skills and deepen your divinatory awareness. Plus, each person will receive several messages from the heart regarding a personal question. Suitable for everyone. No entrance after the first 15 minutes.

Speakers
MG

Mary Greer

Mary K. Greer specializes in using Tarot and Lenormand cards for guidance, personal insight and transformation. With 46 years experience in Tarot, she is the author of eleven books including Tarot for Your Self, Who Are You in the Tarot, and the biography, Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

9:00pm

Don't Write Me Off 'Cause I'm Old Concert
90 minute musical concert of original pagan/magical/mystical/and just plain funny songs by one of the magical community's most outspoken author/entertainers.

Speakers
LM

Lon Milo DuQuette

Lon Milo DuQuette is a singer-songwriter and best-selling author and lecturer. His books on Magick, Tarot, and the Western Mystery Traditions have been translated into 12 languages. He is currently U.S. Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templi Orientis and he is on the faculty of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck NY, and the Maybe Logic Academy. He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife Constance. lonmilo@gmail.com


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Hekate: Witness and Ally
Here and now where are you standing? What crossroads appear before you? What change is yours to make? What shadow obscures your way? We call on Hekate, Keeper of the Crossroads, witness, guide and ally. We will journey into Hekate's cave to clear our vision, our voices, and our energy of obscurations.We will sharpen and power ourselves to make change. The door will close once the ritual has started, about 15 minutes after the program's start time.

Speakers
TD

Timotha Doane and Kristen Oliver

Timotha is a lifelong torch bearer on Hekate’s path. With a background in Thelema, she is also a Vajrayana practitioner and Chodpa. She is a poet, and she is queer. Kristen is a senior priestess in the Chthonian Craft Tradition, and has begun training with Patrick McCollum in the Sacred Path Tradition. She studies Public Policy and Religion at Mills College and is President of Mills Pagan Alliance.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

Mythpunk Concert Pt 2: Pandemonaeon Live Concert
Full band tribal rock show! Hard percussion, thumping bass, powerful vocals, and relentless bagpipes! Pandemonaeon will feature some new songs as well as a vignette from Sharon and Winter's upcoming Portals album. This year we envision a double bill with the Nathaniel Johnstone Band, each sitting in on each others sets. Come dance to both bands and immerse yourself in the spirit of collaboration!

Speakers
H

Hexenfest

Hexenfest is a Pagan/Pagan-friendly music and arts festival devoted to the shadow-side of magick. Predominantly Gothic in flavor, Hexenfest features magickally themed musicians and artists in an evening of dark exotica and revelry. More the forbidden forest than the enchanted woods, Hexenfest aims to create an Underworld atmosphere while celebrating some of the artistic expressions of Paganism.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

9:00pm

Pagans in Recovery - Serenity First
Serenity First is an open, 12 step recovery group. We share our experience, strength and hope, in a Earth based format. We welcome all Spiritual paths and programs of recovery. All addicts, freinds and family of addicts, the "I might be an addict,but I'm not sure" and the just curious are welcome.

Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Riesling

9:00pm

The Bawdy Divine
Dance like sex has been used across time and throughout the world as a means to raise energy and convey the ineffable. The two intersect in the art of burlesque, performance and prose. Join Irene McCalphin aka Magnoliah Black for magic made in movement and mischief. Connect with the voluptuous power of fierce vulnerability. Come see and be seen. Body Shaming Shall Not Be Tolerated. 18+ only

Speakers
IM

Irene McCalphin

Irene McCalphin aka Magnoliah Black is a Bay Area writer, model & performance artist who blends modern movement & words with neo-burlesque to create socially conscious art pieces which give voice to marginalized communities while celebrating every body. She is a published author and public speaker highlighting the intersections of fat, feminism, kink, spirituality and human sexuality. She is a proud member of the Santa Clara County Leather... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

9:00pm

The Janus Face of NeoPagan Religion
From science fiction to ancient history, modern NeoPaganism looks forwards and backwards in time for inspiration and guidance. Primarily using contemporary American and German NeoPagan religion from the late 1800s to early 1900s, diZerega explores the very different as well as common characteristics of these backwards and forward streams making us who we are. Differences in American and German culture came together with the different roles these perspectives played to shape the very different ways NeoPaganism manifested. There will be plenty of opportunity for attendee participation.

Speakers
GD

Gus diZerega

A Gardnerian Elder for over 25 years, Gus diZerega has conducted workshops on healing, shamanism, ecology and politics at Pagan events in the US and Canada. His newest book "Faultines: the 60s, the Culture War, and the Return of the Divine Feminine," received a major award from the Association of Independent Publishers in 2014. A political scientist in the outside world, he writes on political, ecological and spiritual topics, organized and... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

9:00pm

Matronae Oracular Devotional: Dancing at the Well
They are Goddesses of motherhood, war, sovereignty, victory, luck, fate, ecstasy, oaths, fertility, prophesy, land, tribe and waters. To call upon them was to call upon the collective strength of thousands. They are The Matronae, a collective of European goddesses who were worshipped syncretically for 500 years throughout the Roman Empire. Join us as we call upon this ancient collective in a new way, petitioning them to help us reweave the frayed threads of living community, land and ancestors. We will receive prophecy and blessings as we dance and sing our way into healing and reconnection.

Speakers
TH

The Hearth of the Blessed Web

The Hearth of the Blessed Web is dedicated to reviving and revitalizing the ancient Cult of the Matronae. The Matronae are a collective of European goddesses who were worshipped syncretically in the Roman Empire for 500 years, leaving behind over 1100 carved and inscribed altars scattered across Europe. The three lead priests for this ritual are River Devora, Rynn Fox and Llyne Foy.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Oak

9:00pm

Tattoo Magick: Transmutation In Flesh
A brief historical overview of sacred tattooing & exploration into contemporary times where modern day practitioners of the ancient arts continue to utilize the tattoo in personal journeys of initiation, physical & psycho-spiritual transformation, ordeal work & alchemical transmutation. Where modern Witches & Shamans work as universal conduits to help catalyze desired change in the lives of their clients. Attendees must be 18+ due to adult/sexual content.

Speakers
MM

Mulysa Mayhem

Mulysa Mayhem is a long time member of the magickal community; a Hekatean devotee, Traditionalist Witch & OTO initiate. She is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning tattoo artist specializing in sacred tattoo art & owns Good Mojo Tattoos in Beverly, MA - an all-female, Witch-owned and operated magickal studio.


Sunday February 14, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Boardroom

11:00pm

Lokasenna
This is not the Lokasenna you're used to. GGK presents a ritual drama leading participants down into the Deep Sea, and into Aegir’s Hall to witness a modernized production of Lokasenna which is focused on a variety of social issues such as sexism, gender identity, classism, racism and more. Come experience the type of chaos only Loki can can invoke, and discover his true motives. Participants will be asked to look inside themselves and embrace necessary change during our working. Doors will be closed once the ritual begins, but participants may exit at any time.

Speakers
GG

Golden Gate Kindred

GGK is a Heathen Kindred based in the Bay Area, with rituals and study groups conducted in Oakland. We are open to all people who seek to learn and practice the traditions of modern Heathenry regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or national origin. We are opposed to all manifestations of prejudice and discrimination. We believe such ideas and actions directly contradict the teachings of Germanic Heathenry and Paganism. We do not associate... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
San Martin/ San Simeon

11:00pm

Pagan Open Mic
Do you have a passion for music and a willingness to share in community? If so, bring your voices, instruments, and love for music to our popular open mic session. Share your original songs, favorite chants, evocative beats, and improvisational jams in a safe and supportive environment open to singers and musicians of all levels. Join us as we create musical magic -- let the Awen flow!

Speakers
JT

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and Academic Dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. She is the author of "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", and the creator of a unique embodiment meditation system found on the "Trancing the Inner Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures" DVD. She presents workshops across North America and facilitates journeys to sacred sites in the... Read More →


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00pm

The Rite of Needful Unbinding
During growth, sometimes we release partnerships of people or communities once held tight. Sometimes, it’s a positive change of joy and well-wishes. Other times hardened hearts and bitter lessons linger. Regardless of how it happens, even after a witch walks away, emotional and spiritual ties can cling. Sometimes, they must be set free. Join us for the Rite of Needful Unbinding and release yourself from the allegiances and connections that no longer serve you. (You are welcome to bring any ritual tools that you desire to be re/de-consecrated or destroyed. Doors close as ritual begins.)

Speakers
OD

Order Domina

A wild and willful band of witches who gather for the purposes of potent ritual, solid research, and delicious cocktails.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
San Jose/ Santa Clara

11:00pm

Mother of the New Time
The Mother of the New Time project to generate feminist consciousness in the Pagan community and the world at large is now in its fifth and final year. We have journeyed through the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, and in this ritual, we bring the project to its culmination by celebrating the Spirit of Goddess, the all-loving, all-creating, all-destroying. Join us for a ritual review of the past 5 years of this global project in celebration of the Divine Mother of All. Partial nudity. Children with parents only.

Speakers
BH

Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe

The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe is a matriarchal community of wild, wise and witty women living in service to the Great Goddess. Warriors, Queens, Lovers, & Mothers...each Tribe member offers her sacred gifts in her own self-defined expressions of spiritual leadership. All of the Tribe's members are High Priestesses trained by lineage holder Yeshe Rabbit.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
Fir

11:00pm

Drum Making Playshop
Come and make your own wood and rawhide hand drum! It's said the best magical tools are those we make ourselves and here's the opportunity to make one the most sacred, ancient tools for your own workings. This is a "Pay to Play" workshop with advance registration required. Please Contact Don Schulz @ drummaker@thedifferentdrum.net, "The Different Drum" on Facebook, or in The Different Drum's booth for info and pricing. Limited to twelve participants, so don't wait too long! Ages 12 and up, only, please.

Speakers
DS

Don Schulz

Creating hand made "ancient style" drums of simple wood and hide since 2001, I consider myself a "Rhythmic Evangelical", wanting everyone to pick one up and play. My hope is that we can all return to the heart of our Mother - no matter how old or experienced.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
Boardroom

11:00pm

Spark Collective Fire Circle
Spark Collective is a magical community that meets monthly. In our open ritual we call the quarters and center; then drum, sing, chant and dance our way around the (electric) flames. We create a magickal container; a safe space for personal expression. We draw on heart energy to connect with each other in the circle, growing, processing and transforming in interactive, co-creative, improvisational ritual.

Speakers
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Spark Collective

Spark Collective is part of the Fire Family, a magical community that meets in Berkeley. Our circles inspire personal transformation, promote co-creation and celebrate spirit.


Sunday February 14, 2016 11:00pm - Monday February 15, 2016 12:30am
Oak
 
Monday, February 15
 

9:00am

The Morrigan, Morgan Le Fay, and the Nine Morgens
Often believed to be transcultural reflexes of each other, together we will examine what connections exist, if any, between the Irish Morrigan and the similarly named ladies from Welsh and Arthurian Traditions. We will trace the evolution of Morgan in the Arthurian materials, as well as discuss the Morgens of Avalon and their relationship to other Ninefold Sisterhoods found in Celtic lore and legend. Finally, we will trance journey in the presence of the Nine Maidens of Annwn and ask to receive the blessings of Awen from their Otherworldly Cauldron of Inspiration.

Speakers
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Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and Academic Dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. She is the author of "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", and the creator of a unique embodiment meditation system found on the "Trancing the Inner Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures" DVD. She presents workshops across North America and facilitates journeys to sacred sites in the... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:00am

Advancing Devotional Practice
Devotional practice begins at the altar, but where does it end? After the practice is started, what comes next? Advancing a devotional practice past the first few years takes a lot of dedication. This session will take a close, candid look at the trials and triumphs associated with long term devotional practice. We will also consider strategies that can help pagan and polytheist devotional practitioners address the unexpected obstacles that can arise on this path.

Speakers
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Silence Maestas

Silence Maestas is an author, educator, and artist based in Salt Lake City and has presented at PantheaCon, Many Gods West, and regional gender and sex positivity conferences. Drawing on a background in witchcraft, bhakti devotionalism, Heathenry, and spirit work, Silence aims to empower people through information and experience. Recent works include an article for Witches & Pagans Winter 2016 and inclusion in Insults and Earthquakes from... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin

9:00am

Crafting Sigil Magic: Creativity, Prosperity, Vitality, & 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
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T. Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle is a magic worker committed to love, liberation, & justice. Author of the novel “Like Water” & the collection of tales “Alighting on His Shoulders," her non-fiction includes "Sigil Magic for Writers, Artists, & Other Creatives,” “Make Magic of Your Life,” “Evolutionary Witchcraft,” & other books. Founder of Solar Cross Temple & Morningstar Mystery School, Thorn's work reaches people all over the world. A lifelong... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Pine

9:00am

From the Holy Mountain to the Sacred Cave: Journey of Descent
Throughout human history, a sacred timeless path has called to women over and over again, the path of descent. And unlike the hero's journey where at each juncture the hero attains gifts, tools, or allies, the descent journey asks us to relinquish our hard won trophies, shatter our deeply held convictions, dissolve our ego-supporting illusions, and surrender our very innocence. In this workshop, we will review the three models of descent: Abduction, Surrender, and Emergence. All are welcome to participate in this workshop.

Speakers
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Katrina Messenger

Katrina Messenger is certified as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Master Dream Pattern Analyst. As a Wiccan mystic, Katrina works extensively with mythology, dreams, ritual and trance as a means of self exploration, self healing and self evolution. She believes that any attempt to change the external world must be paired with the inner work of a personal spiritual practice. As a healer, teacher and priestess, she believes that everyone has a... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

9:00am

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Paganism
The world of Chaplaincy is a growing and evolving field. Increasingly, Chaplaincy departments are asking how can we make room for Animists and Polytheists in our spiritual care? Come learn more about multi-faith Chaplaincy from a Pagan perspective. We will explore the work of Chaplaincy across difference and learn practices to ground this work.

Speakers
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Claire Chuck Bohman

Claire "Chuck" Bohman is the Education Manager at Sojourn Chaplaincy, the Multi-Faith Spiritual Care Department at the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). SFGH is a comprehensive medical center and the sole provider of trauma and emergency psychiatric services for the City and County of San Francisco. Rev. Claire is an Interfaith Minister and a priestess in the Reclaiming tradition. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Simeon

9:00am

Pop Culture Magick 201: Leveling Up Your Practice
In this workshop we’ll look deeply into the practice and spirituality of pop culture magick and pop culture paganism. We’ll look at developing a consistent practice with particular fandoms, the use of custom gaming characters in magick and meditation, exploring the use of fandom to deepen our spirituality, and more. Please bring an item (or items) representing your favorite fandoms - toys, action figures, t-shirts, cards, etc.

Speakers
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Emily Carlin

Emily Carlin is an eclectic witch, attorney, and mediator, based in Seattle, Washington. She works extensively with the Crone and specializes in shadow magick and defensive magick. Emily teaches at Pagan events around the Puget Sound area. You can read her work in her book Defense Against the Dark, the latest Llewelyn Almanaca, and in her blogs. For more info on me go to http://about.me/ecarlin.


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Sitting Down or Sitting Out: Adapting Energy Work
What do you do when you can’t stand through an hour long ritual? How do you raise energy when you can’t dance? When have you felt invisible in a ritual? Welcome, people with mobility issues, other sensitivities or ritualists wanting to be more inclusive. Let’s play with ground/center/shield and energy raising techniques and discuss adaptations that work. Participants are encouraged to bring percussion instruments.

Speakers
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Lisa Spiral

Lisa Spiral is the author of Manifest Divinity through Immanion Press. She has been active in the Twin Cities Pagan Community for over 30 years. She has been a featured local guest at Sacred Harvest Festival. She is a member of Northern Dawn - CoG. She can be found at lisaspiral.com, followed on facebook at Lisa Spiral or reached via email at lisaspiral@gmail.com.


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Working the Wood Craft: Expanding Magical Worldviews of Wood
Participants can expect to learn more about the sacred nature and properties of wood, how to use what to wider culture might be considered to be “mundane wood" in Magical practice... about wooden Tools and lore surrounding them. We will teach skills to promote deepened relationships with the tree beyond the wood. It’s a Tree! It’s Wood! It’s a Wand! It’s Magic! It's Transformation!

Speakers
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Karl Feret - Rare Earth Designs

Every land references Sacred Trees. Rare Earth Designs is the product of Karl Feret's vision of making a living through loving the Earth and sharing his skills and Teachings about the Sacred properties of Wood. He's joined with his partner, Rev Heartsong. Together they enjoy sharing the Love and Magic in the Woods through unique tools created to connect the practitioner with the wider web of Tree Wisdom.


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

9:00am

Reiki for Change
Reiki is a powerful force for healing in our lives. It can help us heal ourselves and the world. Anyone who is attuned to Reiki can direct this energy toward changing situations for the better. In this workshop you will learn methods to use Reiki to heal situations, people, the world and ourselves.

Speakers
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Adam Sartwell

Adam Sartwell is one of the three founders of the Temple of Witchcraft as well as a lead minister and board member. He Is a Reiki Master and author of 21 Days of Reiki. He is a professional tarot reader and psychic healer.


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose

9:00am

When Two Worlds Touch
There are moments in which time and space is transcended and we stand at a threshold. Here we may experience insight, inspiration and guidance. A bubble has been created on the sea of unconsciousness and within it pure consciousness resides. All too soon the bubble burst and dissolves back into unconscious content leaving us with the nagging feeling that something precious has been lost or forgotten. This class will teach a technique to allow that bubble to rise up intact and to create a noticeable change in consciousness.

Speakers
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Aeptha

Aeptha is a ritualist, teacher and High Priestess. Aeptha has studied and been initiated in various traditions and has the unique capacity to be a mediator for very powerful and loving cosmic consciousness. She has balanced her inner life work with outer-level achievements, which include a Master's degree in Counseling and a successful private practice. Aeptha and Eushahn established Light Haven, a contacted mystery school in 1993. The center... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Silicon Valley

11:00am

The Cauldron of Change
For real change to occur on the outside we must change who we are on the inside. Beginning with the basic occult aphorism of 'Know Thyself', Kristoffer takes you on a journey through the Celtic mysteries to discover your cauldron of change. Meet the guardians and gods of the cauldron. Explore ancient, powerful archetypes that can help transform your life, and in turn – change the world. Be inspired, be transformed and be the change you are destined to be.

Speakers
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Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is the founder and Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order in North Wales, UK. He is an award winning author and a frequent speaker and workshop leader throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. He works professionally for Her Majesty’s Coroner. He has studied with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and is its 13th Mount Haemus Scholar. He is a native Welsh speaker, born to a Welsh family in the mountains of Snowdonia. He... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pine

11:00am

Flight to the Witch's Sabbath: The Magical Lineage that Unites Us
Orion was taught that there are two primary meeting points where the witch, the magical power and the lineage of wisdom meet: a) the witch's sabbat (specific seasonal tides) and the sabbath (a luminary internal lineage of wisdom and power). This Sabbath is an inner state-of-being where the witch is taught by otherworldly beings to renew their power be one with the "sorcerous-tide". Though traditionally connected to witches, it is also a place for all who seek the wild ways of natural magic. Orion will share lore, traditionally imagery and flight chants to take us beyond the hedge to an eternal source of magic and it is a unifying power.

Speakers
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Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is the founder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion and the Co-Director of the Moonridge Center in Maryland. He received a Master of Human Services Degree from Lincoln University in PA.and is a licensed professional counselor. Orion is an Elder in Celtic Traditional Witchcraft, High Priest in Alexandrian Wicca, a Witch in the Cymry Tradition and a practicing Cunningman in Faery Seership.He is author of the book entitled "The... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar

11:00am

Goddess in the Kitchen: The Magic & Making of Food
The art of Kitchen Witchery is fully explored in this comprehensive workshop, including cooking lore, the elemental affiliations of food, the magical properties of different types of food, and the act of instilling intention into the foods we prepare to create specific outcomes. "Goddess in the Kitchen: The Making & Magic of Food" celebrates the time honored tradition of working magic through food. (Book: "Goddess in the Kitchen: The Magic & Making of Food")

Speakers
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Katrina Rasbold

Katrina Rasbold is a best-selling author of thirty books, all available on Amazon.com. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion and has taught workshops and classes throughout California for more than two decades. She and her husband, Eric Rasbold, are the co-founders of the CUSP (Climbing Up the Spiral Pathway) spiritual path, which is practiced worldwide. Her first book, "Energy Magic," reached the #1 position in the Amazon Kindle Bookstore ranking in the... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fir

11:00am

Introduction to magical drumming.
Discussing the four "pillars" of drumming with magical purpose: Foundation, Celebration, Meditation, and Healing. What drums, rhythms, and volumes to choose, playing with/for others.

Speakers
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Don Schulz

Creating hand made "ancient style" drums of simple wood and hide since 2001, I consider myself a "Rhythmic Evangelical", wanting everyone to pick one up and play. My hope is that we can all return to the heart of our Mother - no matter how old or experienced.


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00am

Sacred Fire: Keepers of the Flame
A fire burns at the heart of our community, yet the fire that sustains us must be fed. Together we journey into the darkness to seek the deep magic, the sacred well waters… the fires of inspiration, of hearth-tending, and of transformation. This magic we claim is not only for ourselves—if we are to claim our power as change-makers, we must seek the deep mysteries…burn the spell that binds us…and risk everything on the forge of transformation in the alchemy of ecstatic, participatory ritual. Will you tend the sacred flame of community? Doors close after 10 minutes. Adults only.

Speakers
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Shauna Aura Knight

An artist, author, activist, and community builder, Shauna travels nationally offering workshops on the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. She’s the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path, and an editor of the anthology Pagan Leadership. She’s also the author of several urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Her mythic artwork is used for magazine... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Speed Reiki Techniques
ALREADY a Reiki practitioner or have lots of healing energy in your hands this class is for you!.. Learn & practice techniques developed during my 20 years of Reiki innovation to lift out headaches, improve circulation in extremities, reducing pain issues, and much more [til we run out of class time]

Speakers
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Jessica Reiki Miller

Jessica first learned Reiki at Free Spirit Gathering in Maryland in 1992, and went on to train with multiple teachers here and in the Japan, and has been teaching Reiki full time for the last 15 years. A Reiki historian and technique innovator, her pagan give a much broader perspective on the versatility and use of the Japanese healing art, for healing, career, spirit and sacred place work. Her book, Reiki Birthplace: A Site Guide to Mt Kurama... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

The Lehi Key - Mormon Mysticism
After the Age of Enlightenment, a book emerged in New England containing the vision of an ancient mystic named Lehi. 1830 years after Lehi's death, in 1260 AD, a gothic cathedral was built in Chartres, France. Stonemasons built a labyrinth pattern into the floor work encoded with symbolism. Author Kelly Child explores the symbolism and traditions of ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, alchemists, medieval Christianity, scientists and the great minds of the Age of Enlightenment that at last distilled upon the early 1800's New England as Mormon Mysticism.

Speakers
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Kelly Child

Kelly Child studied physics at San Jose State and works in the laser and optics industry. He has played drums in many bay area bands and enjoys fly fishing. He is married and has four children. Having developed his theological studies within the Mormon cosmology and also being a member of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, he has recently released a book called "The Lehi Key".


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

11:00am

Children's Ritual and Circle
Calling all children - it's circle time! Time to dance and sing! Time to have a blast doing ritual that's all about you kids! After running South Bay Pagan Kids for the past few years, Taffy Dugan has crafted through trial and error (a lot of error as her Witchlets like to remind her), a fun and captivating ritual that you and your families will thoroughly enjoy. While it's run in an eclectic Wiccan way, there are elements that many Pagan families can take away and use in their home rituals. Please bring your parents.

Speakers
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Taffy Dugan

Taffy Dugan enjoys creating rituals for children that incorporate Celtic mythology and traditional stories in ways that children understand, participate, and enjoy. She’s a mother of 2 small children who runs South Bay Pagan Kids’ Circle, owns the webstore Magickal Kids, and is a priestess in Waxing Moon Circle. She also loves to blog about and do talks on creating rituals for children, and other Pagan parenting topics.


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

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 techniques 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
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Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has been active in Wicca and Paganism since 1978. Ivo was a founding member of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition where he now serves as one of its Elders. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980. He is alsp one of the key organizers of the New Alexandrian Library. He is the author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Monterey

12:30pm

Closing Ritual
Join us as we gather again one last time to say good-bye to the guardians and protector of our event. We can also share highlight of our annual gathering of the tribes.

Speakers
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Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner has become active in Sunflower Alliance and their local Bay Area actions to prevent massive influx of crude oil by rail. She has turned her skills to help organize a Bay Area Peoples Climate Rally on September 21 and a conference by 350 Bay Area. Her vision of the future includes a Pagan earth religion response on moving from climate destruction towards climate justice. She is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along... Read More →


Monday February 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fir