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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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Friday, February 17 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Rites of Return: Healing the Wounds of War

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There are many rites and ceremonies involved in becoming a military service person but few for the return home. For combat veterans this can be an especially hard time and the Pagan community can be a strong social support for returning veterans or for veterans who have already been home for many years. These rites may allow vets to be given the space and time to re-adjust their minds and spirits. It provides for transition from the battlefield to the civilian world, so that they may more readily rejoin their communities.

Speakers
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Rev. Jessie Medb Olson

Jessie has been a Pagan for over 25 years and a Gulf War Era Army Veteran. She has organized Pagan Pride Days, volunteered as a hospice and prison minister, worked as a Designated Faith Group Leader on military installations, managed Pagan networking associations, and taught both online and physical classes on Paganism. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology. She is also a goat herder, a farmer, a homesteader, and homeschooling mother to three... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Santa Clara

Attendees (10)