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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

The schedule is complete as of October 23, 2016 - changes/cancellations will be entered as often as possible. If you sync a personal schedule with your phone it will auto update the next time you open the application. 

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Friday, February 17
 

11:00am

Opening Ritual
Join our blessing of our space and gathering. We will call to the quartes, to the ancestors and spirits of this place, to bring blessings and joy to our gatheing.

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

1:30pm

Grounding in the Urban Jungle
An interactive workshop to practice grounding and centering using science and an understanding of your immediate environment. With discussion and a guided meditation I’ll communicate my philosophy of scientific/Druidic grounding and centering. These techniques can help ground in nearly any environment you find yourself in. This workshop would be of use to newcomers to PantheaCon as well as people interested in meditation, connection with Nature, and wanting tools for dealing with stressful situations. Doors close 15 minutes after start.

Speakers
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Laurel G.

Laurel is a practicing Druid and a practicing scientist who lives in the San Francisco area. A member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD), she sees science and Druidry as complements to each other. Both are valid and powerful ways to understand life, the universe, and everything.


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose

1:30pm

Irish Spirituality 101
Presenting her ever popular introduction to the theory and practice, Lora will take you through the basics to get you going, and provide a solid grounding in native Irish Spirituality.

Speakers
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Lora O'Brien

Lora O’Brien is a native Irish woman with strong experience in our 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 a Draoí – a practitioner of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality, in the simplest terms. Lora has been consciously following a pagan path for 21 years, and is a... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

1:30pm

Deconstructing Crowley: Don't fear the Beast
No figure in the history of occultism has been more controversial or misunderstood than the infamous Aleister Crowley. He has made invaluable contributions to modern paganism that have been overshadowed by his dark reputation. During this talk we will take an honest look into the life and work of the much maligned magician, piercing the veil of his infamy to reveal a Magus whose occult legacy endures to this day, while decoding some of the more cryptic and challenging symbols of his magical system of Thelema along the way.

Speakers
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James Stone

James Stone has practiced neo-paganism and ceremonial magick for more than 25 years and is a longtime member of Ordo Templi Orientis. Known for his entertaining workshops, James is an experienced facilitator of public rituals, a presenter at events throughout the Northeast, and is the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel "The Forbidden Frequency." While incorporating resonant elements such as Buddhism, Qabalah, music theory, and... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

1:30pm

Creating Your Own Divination Tools
This is a hands on workshop exploring ways of creating divination tools from everyday items (poker chips, puzzle pieces, stones, coins, shells, etc.). Participants will receive worksheets to record their personal symbols, write out definitions and describe how they can be interpreted contextually in a reading. Using the worksheet as a guide, we will then draw, glue or inscribe the symbols onto the tools. If time allows we will pair up and practice using the tools in simple readings. Art materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own items to work with. Limited to 20 participants.

Speakers
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Holly DeFount

I am an artist, author and solitary practitioner of the Craft since 1990. I am the creatrix of The Incidental Tarot and A Curious Oracle. Magic, folklore, mythology and history are intimately incorporated into my Art and my Craft.


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

Altars for Devotion and Practice
Altars can be used for devotional work, spell craft, worship, prayer, meditation, and more. An altar is personal and the creation of an altar can be a profound magical experience. Join Phoenix: Author of Hoodoo Altars and Shrines in a hands on workshop on altar building and creation.

Speakers
PL

Phoenix LeFae

Phoenix LeFae is a Reclaiming initiated Priestess, hoodoo practitioner, Avalonian Druid initiate, and lifelong spiritual seeker. She leads monthly Goddess of the Month gatherings in the Bay Area, is a published author and teaches paganism across the United States and Internationally. When not in ritual she can be found running Milk & Honey in Sebastopol Ca.


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Laughter Magick
Join us for Hearty, Extended, Unconditional Laughter combined with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Laughter games & exercises soon turn to authentic & contagious laughter burning calories & tightening your tummy while dissolving stress & raising joy. Transform perceptions of negative energy into perfect opportunity thru Laughter Magick. Walk away care free with a relaxed mind & bountiful bliss. Laughter really IS the best medicine! Wear comfortable loose clothing. No mat required. Led by Celia Farran who is a Singer, Songwriter, Comedienne, & Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Speakers
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Celia

Celia is a Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, & Tina Fey.” She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly & sacred. Celia has opened for notable authors: Susun Weed, Marianne Williamson & Dr. Masaru Emoto & her “Symbol” song was named the “Anthem for the Veteran Pentacle Quest”. Celia is soon to release her 11th album titled “Letting Go”. Celia is also a Certified... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Pine

1:30pm

Multigenerational Seance: Messages from Ancestors
We will begin this traditional seance with a brief ritual to welcome and honor the dead, and a meditation to help you make a connection with your ancestors from generations past. We will then break into smaller groups and utilize spirit boards, (a.k.a. "ouija" boards), pendulums,automatic writing, and other techniques that may enable you to receive specific messages from your ancestors and other loved ones who have passed.If you wish to use a tarot deck, please bring your own as I will only have a few on hand. Mature participants only, please; children age 15+ may attend with a guardian.

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, as well as the co-author of Witchy Mama (with Emily A. Francis), and the creator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot (illustrated by Scott Murphy), all from Llewellyn Worldwide. An avid crafter, folk... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Voices of the Animals
Pagans of all descriptions tend to have a special affinity with animals. From our beloved Familiars to our powerful Animal Spirit Guides, we relate to animals in a much deeper way than the novelty of a house pet or fascination with an exotic creature. In this powerful workshop we will explore an even deeper understanding of our Animal Allies, and how to bring their profound wisdom into our hearts and their voices into our own, amplifying our inspiration and power to speak up for our cousins who cannot bring their own voices to the Activist Table for their protection, health and happiness.

Speakers
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Scarlet Rivera & Rev. Devon Rachelle

Scarlet Rivera is a world-renowned Violinist, best known for her work with Bob Dylan. In addition to her love of music, she holds a lifelong empathy for animals, and is an avid Animal Rights, Environmental and Peace & Justice Activist. She is a Board member of the Patrick McCollum Foundation for Peace, and is the official violinist and Ambassador for the World Peace Violin, the UN's official symbol for World Peace. She is currently at work on a... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar

1:30pm

Nourishing Empowering Leadership
Pagan traditions vary from horizontal, consensus-based groups to covens with High Priestesses, but all of us struggle with the need to nurture leaders who can truly empower others. Leadership is not bossing, but setting direction, modeling fairness, mentoring and encouraging creativity in all participants. In this workshop, we will look at different forms of leadership, reflect on our own gifts and challenges, and support one another to step up to the next level of personal and social power.

Speakers
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Starhawk

Starhawk is a co-founder of the Reclaiming tradition and the author or coauthor of thirteen books on earth-based spirituality, Paganism, Goddess religion and activism, including the classics The Spiral Dance, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, her visionary novel The Fifth Sacred Thing and its long-awaited sequel, City of Refuge. Starhawk directs Earth Activist Trainings, http://www.earthactivisttraining.org/, teaching... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel

3:30pm

ADO Triskelion Ritual Connecting with Land, Sea & Sky & the Awen
Join members of the ADO to experience their unique ritualistic methods for connecting with land, sea and sky, and the Awen. Join us to discover what is different about the ritual, why we do it in this particular manner, and how elements of it can easily be incorporated into your practice. Come and sing the song of peace and raise your voices in praise of the Celtic Gods of land, sea and sky. Call to and sing the Awen, to bring deep inspiration to your time at conference and beyond.

Speakers
AD

Anglesey Druid Order

The Anglesey Druid Order invokes and celebrates the importance of Anglesey as the chief seat of ancient British Druidry. It does this through education, the promotion of heritage and the celebration of culture, literature, the arts and indigenous Celtic spirituality. The Order has its home in an old Victorian school on the east coast of the Isle of Anglesey where it facilitates an annual training programme, rituals, workshops and various other... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir

3:30pm

Journey to Faery
Legends tell us of another race of beings that inhabit this world; sometimes small, sometimes giant, always powerful, these inter-dimensional beings hold the key for living in harmony with the land, and for accessing our own divine potential. Join us for a ritual and trance as we journey into the Underworld to visit with the powerful inhabitants of the shining realm below and then return with messages and gifts to deepen our magical practices.

Speakers
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Storm Faerywolf

Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual supply store where he teaches and offers services to the public. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds the Black Wand of a Master, and is the author of “Betwixt & Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft”. He is a... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar

3:30pm

Ancestor Work 101
Ancestor Work 101 is an introductory class in the practice of Ancestral veneration for those who have little to no experience in the subject. This class aims to provide a personalized approach to working with one’s Beloved Dead, giving the student enough structure to build their own practice upon while leaving room for traditions that the student may already be working in. The class will also cover some of the common mistakes and problems that students new to this type of practice may encounter.

Speakers
JM

John Medellin

John Medellin is a spirit worker living and working in San Francisco, and a member of the Coru Cathubodua. He identifies as a Polytheist, a Pagan, and probably a few other things. His specialties include Ancestor and Death work, divination, and folk magic.


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose

3:30pm

Architecture of Ritual: Engaging Participation
How do you raise energy in ritual? Ecstatic ritual creates potent rituals and transformative experiences. But how do you engage participation from people of different ages, different physical mobility, and with different learning modalities? How do you keep people chanting? We’ll explore the design of rituals and how layering trancework and ritual structure and flow can engage participation including chanting, movement, rhythm, as well as deeper participation through emotional connection. Participants will have the opportunity to practice ritual skills. Experienced and new ritualists welcome.

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

Honoring Spirits of Place and the Home
All places, wild and domestic, have spirits. Get to know the ones most likely to be around you, how to connect to them, and how to respect them. When we are in harmony with our house spirits, and the spirits of the land around us, we tend to find our lives in general run more smoothly.

Speakers
MD

Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler is an Irish Reconstructionist with Heathen tendencies who has been a polytheist since the early ’90′s. Morgan is a witch who follows a path inspired by the Irish Fairy Faith and teaches classes on Irish myth and magical practices, fairies, and related subjects in America as well as teaching internationally. Morgan’s writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Pagan Dawn and Air n-Aithesc... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

3:30pm

Macha's Justice: Healing Domestic Violence
Healing from domestic and intimate violence isn't easy, and it can be even more difficult finding support in incorporating our spiritual and magical beliefs into that healing. We'll be discussing the nature of trauma, its effects, inviting our gods and magic into our healing, and how we might build a community of empathy and empowerment. All faiths, genders, and sexual orientations are welcome. Please be aware of potential triggers and adult material that may not be appropriate for younger ages.

Speakers
MC

Marjorie Coffey

No bio provided


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Santa Clara

3:30pm

Polytheism and the modern world
The modern world inherited monotheistic religion and many see atheism as the up-to-date alternative. We Pagans stand apart from both. I will explain why polytheism fits modern needs and is in harmony with modern science, why its deities are in remarkable harmony with what science is learning about individuality. I will also discuss why monotheism is an incoherent concept and describe weaknesses in atheistic alternatives. Audience participation and questions are welcome.

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Monterey

3:30pm

Psychic Techniques - Practical Magic
An audience participation workshop. Learn and experience psychic techniques meant for both mundane and magical environments. Comprehensive practice handout available.

Speakers
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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 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pine

3:30pm

Witchcraft Herbs & Plants
Some plants are profoundly identified with witchcraft. They may be treasured for these associations or conversely, they may be shunned. What is it about these plants that underlies these associations? The reasons vary. Join author Judika Illes in an exploration of the witchcraft plants—how to recognize them, benefit from them, and cultivate relationships with their plant spirit familiars. Judika has written extensively about witchcraft plants in her own books and she is also the editor of The Witching Herbs by Harold Roth.

Speakers
JI

Judika Illes

Judika Illes is an independent scholar, educator, and author of numerous books on witchcraft and spirituality including The Big Book of Practical Spells,Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, and Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells. She is an editor and consultant for Weiser Books, she most recently curated The Weiser Book of Fantastic and Forgotten, an anthology of vintage fiction. A lifelong student of the magical arts, Judika teaches in the US and... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

3:30pm

Dancing Without Deity: A Non-Theistic Pagan Forum
What’s the point of Paganism without gods? Join us for a conversation about non-theistic Pagan beliefs and practices. Both curious theists and non-theists are welcome. Moderators John Halstead and Mark Green will discuss the different paths to and within non-theistic Paganism, and will invite others ask questions and share a little about their paths. This will be an opportunity to foster greater understanding about this increasingly visible part of the Pagan community in an open and mutually respectful environment.

Speakers
MG

Mark Green

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


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley

3:30pm

Romuva [Baltic Religion] & the ECER
Prudence will discuss some of Romuva's [one of the last indigenous European traditions] practices and how they differ from American Heathenism. She will also share information on ritual 'belts' & 'ornaments', and comment on the presentation she gave at the European Congress of Ethnic Religions (ECER) which was held in Prague in July, 2016; and share information about Romuva Summer Camp held 8/10-16 annually.

Speakers
PP

Prudence Priest

Prudence is HPS (for over 45 years) of the coven 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. She currently lives in and runs Perchtenhof in Antioch, CA.


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel

3:30pm

Way of A Witch, Tools for Personal Transformation
A workshop session to introduce and guide individuals through some powerful tools of introspection and transformation. These tools have been gathered and tested from many walks of life including coaching, branding, as well as extensive personal experimentation over 20 years time. All are welcome!

Speakers
VH

Victoria Hendrix

Co-founder of the Cauldron of the Celts, Victoria is an animist, polytheist, and lifelong Witch who has devoted many years to creating moving experiences where others can explore their reality and take steps to become who they truly are. The heart of her purpose, in all endeavors, is fueled by a current of personal transformation guided by integrity, beauty, and courage.


Friday February 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

5:00pm

The Furious Revels
In communities throughout Europe stretching back over 2500 years, 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 hotel 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 cleanse the Doubletree from evil spirits and ill-meaning wights the old fashioned way

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 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

5:15pm

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers, and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the  swirling energies of PantheaCon.


Friday February 17, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Boardroom

5:15pm

Activist Meetup
Come meet your fellow activists in this low-pressure meet and greet. Exchange information, discuss ways to resist and thrive under Trump's presidency.

Friday February 17, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

Talk with Odin at the Hearth
Come on in and sit for a spell. Odin will be welcoming you to the hearth to engage in conversation. While it is possible we may try to tackle a clearer understanding of the world, more likely we’ll be working on clarifying who Odin is to us individually, as well as the broader community. Anyone from any tradition or belief is welcome While this is a discussion circle, there will be an aspect of ritual experience as Odin will likely be attending through trance possession.

Speakers
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Dave Shultz

Dave has been studying and teaching in the greater pagan community for several decades and actively working with Odin in Asatru for most of that span. As an experienced Seiðmaðr, he has countless experiences working as spámaðr (seer), warder, healer, rune reader, Galdr chanter, and such else. Dave also leads his own Seið classes and has been teaching individuals for at least twenty years. A longtime supporter of PantheaCon as a space... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose

7:00pm

The Awen I sing from the Deep I bring it.
The Awen, the flowing spirit at the heart of the Celtic tradition is formless, without gender, infinite, it is that which breathes expression and vitality into the Universe. Eternal and ageless, Awen is the force by which the Universe sings in praise of itself. Join Druid priest Kristoffer Hughes to discover the very force of creation, expression and inspiration. Learn what the Awen actually is, how to work with it and incorporate it into your daily practice. Be radiant, be inspired, be the Awen.

Speakers
KH

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

A Ritual for the Great Turning
We stand at the precipice, a time of the Great Turning. We witches bear witness, we bear our hearts open and we fight for justice. What spells do we weave for the future? Step into your witch power as a changemaker! With Bay Area reclaiming, ignite your heart, as we as witches co-create a spell to help move the Wheel of the great turning.

Speakers
RB

Reclaiming Bay Area

Reclaiming is a community of people working to unify spirit and politics. Our vision is rooted in the religion and magic of the Goddess, the Immanent Life Force. We see our work as teaching and making magic: the art of empowering ourselves and each other. In our classes, workshops, and public rituals, we train our voices, bodies, energy, intuition, and minds. We use the skills we learn to deepen our strength, both as individuals and as community... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Celia Farran in Concert
Celia Farran is a Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, & Tina Fey.” She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly & sacred. Celia has opened for notable authors: Susun Weed, Marianne Williamson & Dr. Masaru Emoto & her “Symbol” song was named the “Anthem for the Veteran Pentacle Quest”. Celia is soon to release her 12th album titled “Karma”. “What Celia Offers is a Gift to the World.” Brooke Medicine Eagle, Author “The Last Ghost Dance”. www.CeliaOnline.com

Speakers
CF

Celia Farran

Celia Farran is a Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne described as “A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, & Tina Fey.” She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly & sacred. Celia has opened for notable authors: Susun Weed, Marianne Williamson & Dr. Masaru Emoto & her “Symbol” song was named the “Anthem for the Veteran Pentacle Quest”. Celia is soon to release her 12th album titled “Karma”. Celia is also a Certified... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

7:00pm

Chants for Grounding and Connecting to Community
Share your voice as we sing to ground ourselves and our communities in in the Earth Our Mother, La Tierra Madre. As we daily endure the effects of racism, misogyny, transphobia and ablism etc., we must stay in tune with and replenish our spiritual selves. Together we will create magical intention with music while learning some of our new favorite grounding songs and chants. We encourage you to keep singing, share with others and create community rituals with these songs and chants. Musical handouts are provided and recorders are encouraged.

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- come from a variety of magical and musical backgrounds, and several members have performed on... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

7:00pm

Choose Your Own Adventure Ritual for Pagan Youth
Choose Your Own Adventure Ritual for Pagan Youth, family, and the young-at-heart! Join the Fairy God-Mama Peacock and her flock of Fairy Godmothers from the Sacramento pagan community for this fun-filled interactive ritual-creation exercise! We will be asking for volunteers to help us choose how to build our ritual each step of the way. Be prepared to access your powers of imagination and creativity! You will find this exercise liberating, educational and empowering! No Admittance once the ritual begins.

Speakers
DK

Damona Kat

Damona Kat will now attempt to talk about herself in third person: Damona Kat (aka Mama Peacock) is a Priestess, Wife, Mother, and Teacher at Heart. She is passionate about learning and teaching symbolic language which includes a focus on Tarot, Numerology, Ceremony and Ritual. Damona has found and built her Tribe within the Sacramento pagan community for the last decade. A presenter at PanGaia Festival for the last two years, Damona also... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Santa Clara

7:00pm

Pagans of Color Caucus
As in previous years, the caucus is a space for self-identified people of color only. In this time together, we will meet for discussion, sharing, and mutual support. What strength can we draw from our diverse legacies? What can we ask of each other, in these difficult times? How can we best look after and advocate for each other? Pull up a chair--let's work it out.

Speakers
ER

Elena Rose

A storyteller from rural Oregon, Elena Rose has distinguished herself as a writer and educator on intersectional justice issues. Her approach balances deep scholarship with an equal dedication to accessible, approachable learning wherever people may come from. Elena lives and works in the Bay Area, and serves on the board of Solar Cross Temple.


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

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 ten minutes after the program starts.

Speakers
SH

Scott H. Rowe

Scott H. Rowe is polytheistic in both philosophy and practice. In addition, he is a spirit worker, a martial artist, and an initiate of a distinctly American witchcraft tradition. He is a 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.


Friday February 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

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 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

9:00pm

A Night Of Oshun's Honey
Come for a night of Oshun Sweetness! Leni Hester is an Devotee of Oshun in the Cuban (Lukumi) tradition and Luna Pantera is a Devotee of Oshun in the Ifa/Nigerian Tradition. Oshun is the Orisha of: Healing, Dance, Song, and Joy. Join us in songs and stories from our different traditions and allow yourself to absorb her love and healing. Know that all of her Children are Loved, and her Magik is to allow you to Know that Love Lives Inside of Each and Every one of You! Please wear white or bright colors.

Speakers
LP

Luna Pantera & Leni Hester

Luna Pantera is a Priestess and Witch whose path includes opening up the line of communications with the Ancestors to all who are willing and ready to listen. Luna's personal work with her Ancestors has rekindled her magikal gifts and started healing of deep family wounds. She is the Founder of the Theater of the Ancestors; which is a theatrical company that uses ritual performance to awaken people's Higher/God/Goddess Self. She has written... Read More →


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

9:00pm

Cauldron Work: The Cauldron of Poesy
The Three Cauldrons are discussed in the medieval Irish text: the Cauldron of Poesy, attributed to the mythical vision poet (fili) Amergin. We will talk about the nature of the whirlpool-like cauldrons and their turning in this wisdom tradition, the importance of our emotions in this tradition (which can turn the cauldrons), and techniques to scan for personal knowledge. To turn the cauldron of wisdom upright, even if momentarily, brings mystical insight. We will discuss the key technique of incubation as well; poetry, art, song, knowledge, wisdom are fruit of this work.

Speakers
F

Finnchuill

Finnchuill is a fili, a Druid (FoDLA), and a queer polytheist/animist in general. They're on the committee of Air n-Aithesc, the journal of peer-reviewed Celtic Reconstructionism, and author of Whirlpool and Branch: Pagan Essays. Their writing can be found also in From the Prow of Myth, A Beautiful Resistance and in many Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional anthologies. Finnchuill blogs at finnchuillsmast at wordpress. Finnchuill grew up on the... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose

9:00pm

Palmistry Magic
Informative and fun, this palmistry 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 palm reading skills and gain confidence in your practice. Using hands of willing participants, we’ll explore symbols in your hand and interpret their potential meanings. More than a “how to” talk, this is a show and tell class that answers questions about your hands with demonstration readings.

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: The Art And Magic Of Palmistry; lead author... Read More →


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

9:00pm

What is Magic, and why do we play with it anyway
We'll take a look at the definition of magic, how magic works, and how to play with it. In today’s fast growing interest in alternative spirituality, practices involving magic are growing in popularity. Old and new crafts seem to spring up regularly. But what is magic really, and why do we find ourselves drawn to it? How is magic used? Is it a religion, spirituality, culture, or what? We'll explore these questions and more; offering an hands on opportunity to encounter Pulling Spirit, infusing this energy into your spells/objects.

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 25 years experience as a witch, over 13 years as a Feri initiate, professional spirit worker for the... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

Broceliande Celtic and Early Music Concert
Join Celtic/Early Music band Broceliande in a magical, evocative concert of Celtic music from the British Isles and Medieval and Renaissance music from the European courts and countrysides! Broceliande is Margaret Davis (soprano, Celtic harp, recorders, flute), Kristoph Klover (tenor, 12-string guitar, octave mandolin, whistle), and Kris Yenney (alto, cello, nyckelharpa).

Speakers
B

Broceliande

Broceliande plays Celtic music from the British Isles and the Medieval and Renaissance music, with an emphasis on music inspired by or traditionally performed during each of the four seasons. Their entrancing sound is built on the interweaving of up to 3-part vocals with Celtic harp, 12-string guitar, cello, flute, octave mandolin, recorders, and nyckelharpa. Their repertoire includes original arrangements of trad and Early music and ranges in... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Hoodoo/Conjure Basics
This class presents an overview of Hoodoo practices and what Hoodoo is and is not. We will take a look at the similarities between Hoodoo and Conjure and other folk magic practices. We will examine the roll of the Root Doctor and the many “products” used in this practice. Included is an introduction to the various types of spell work such as foot track magic, crossroads magic, dressing candles, mojo bags, and so much more.

Speakers
HT

Hexeba Theaux

Hexeba Theaux is a Louisiana bred Cajun with a special interest in Hoodoo. She has been a Rootworker for more than 40 years. Her business “Cajun Conjure” was born of this passion. She began studying witchcraft and Wicca as a teenager, learning from wonderful teachers (and bad ones); reading everything she could get her hands on; working solitary and/or with groups for many years. She has belonged to circles or covens in Spain, California, and... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

9:00pm

Rites of Return: Healing the Wounds of War
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
RJ

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

9:00pm

Healing the Ancestral Lineage
In this experiential workshop, we will look at how trauma is passed down through generations, and we will connect with the archetypal energy of our bloodlines, bringing that back into the present, and shift the energy of everything in between. In doing this, we honor and heal our ancestors, and we can break through strong patterns that may have baffled us, allowing us to respond differently to the world around us. Ages 16+. No entry after we begin.

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 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

9:00pm

The Black Rose Sabbatic Dance
The fantastical tales of the Witches’ sabbat, which scandalized medieval Europe, contained fragments of authentic visionary lore. These are oneiric entry-points into the Witches Dream: the Eternal Sabbat of celebration and magic from which all Witches may draw inspiration and power. Join us as we fly by broom and stang, by dark of night, to where Witches dance and hold their secret rites. We will meet the Magister, the tutelary spirit of the Black Rose coven, and strengthen our connection to the Witch Blood: the unspeakable and ancient Witch Power, which guides our path and deepens our Craft.

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 and is a fusion of magic from three founding traditions; The BlueRose Feri Tradition, The Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft, and Modern Conjure. Black Rose is known for its large Sabbatic rituals, deep training, high standards, and uncommon style and is led by authors Devin... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

Kontomble Community Voice Divination Ritual
In this ritual, West Coast Village members introduce kontomble medicine. Who are the kontomble? The little people of course! Kontomble are elemental beings that brought culture to the Dagara of Burkina Faso. They wake us up to remembering purpose and gifts, bringing wisdom from Otherworlds. There'll be a short talk on kontomble- who they are in Dagara cosmology, how we experience them in the West, and how we work with them. Those gathered will then have an opportunity to speak with kontomble during a community voice divination ritual, bringing questions for which guidance is desired. Doors close after divination begins.

Speakers
WC

West Coast Village

The West Coast Village is a community that is inspired by West African Dagara tradition that is rooted in the West coast of California. Malidoma Some, elder, teacher and representative of his people in Burkina Faso, has shared indigenous African spiritual technologies with Westerners to bring healing. Members present at this Pantheacon ritual have been merged with the kontomble and are part of a lineage that carries a relationship with these... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
San Martin/ San Simeon

11:00pm

Fifty Shades of Greyface Go!
CATCHING ‘EM ALL IS YOUR CHOICE; LET NO ONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE! In this centuries-old Discordian ritual, we delve into the dark and seductive world of Pokemon by catching all fifty shades of disastrous ritual ethics and bad communication.Bring your love for acquisition and mandatory workplace safety videos for this hot hot HAWTTT eXXXploration of consent, power, Discordianism, throwing things, (REDACTED), and thinly veiled lectures on how everyone else is doing PantheaCon wrong! This ritual is PG-13ish, and the safeword is “Snorlax!” Book signing to follow; bring any book and we will sign it.

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 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
Oak

11:00pm

Familiar's Death: Fur, Feather and 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.

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
San Jose

11:00pm

Introduction to the Drum Circle
Want to play in drum circles but don't know how? Have a drum, but aren't sure what to do? Don't have one, never played, but are curious? This workshop is for you! Learn basic drum circle etiquette, rhythm structure, listening technique, and basic jamming. Bring your drum (and any other rhythm toys)if you have one. Some drums and rhythm toys will be provided for those that don't.

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 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
Silicon Valley

11:00pm

Misa para La Santisima Muerte
Join Quetzal Kahlo and Tomás Prower (author of two recent books on this Dark Lady), with help from members of CAYA Coven, as they offer a ritual misa (mass) for La Santisima Muerte - the Mexican Goddess of Death - whose cult worship is quickly growing. Come learn about Her history and hear the messages She has to share with us. We will create sacred space, call upon La Santisima to come visit us and give us personal blessings, and culminate with a festive ritual dance. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) attire is encouraged. Come, celebrate life by meeting Death Herself!

Speakers
QK

Quetzal Kahlo and Tomás Prower

Quetzal Kahlo is a curandera, Tarot reader, herbalist, oracle, medium, artist, dancer, and musician. She has been studying Neo Pagan Polytheism for about 5 years and is currently working on becoming a High Priestess within Come As You Are Pagan Congregation in the Bay Area, CA. She is also Initiate of the Ifa tradition under Iyanifa Ifalade Ta’Shia Ashanti of Ile Ore Ogbe Egun. Tomás Prower is co-presenter in this ritual, he is the author of... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
Fir

11:00pm

Rene Collins and the Great Movement
Polyrhthmic Spiritual Reggae. Songs of magick and spiritual evolution. Infusing African spirituality with reggae, jazz, folk, and a hint of Hip hop for taste, he blends together a sound, as contemporary as it is timeless. His music gives us more than something to fill the silence. He imparts to us words of wisdom and light in a perfect marriage of insight and love.

Speakers
RC

Rene Collins

Rene Collins is an artist, magician and spiritual teacher with more than 30 years of experience. He is committed to improving the lives of others with his spiritual teachings, music and acting. Along with the music education business he manages, he is currently on staff as the spiritual mentor at Breathe Life Healing Centers and Trauma Services. Rene has been teaching his Magical Intelligence curriculum to private students over the last decade... Read More →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

The Art of Invocation: A Path of Worship
The Aquarian Tabernacle Church has mastered the art of invocation as seen at our festivals and at shrine visits around the world. Come learn the art of invocation, and see how deep connection to deity can transform your life and the lives of others.

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 →


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Mahal {Beloved/Noble/Sacred} in Concert!
MAHAL EthnoFusion brings a soundscape of voices in harmony blended with world music instrumentation including bamboo percussion, didgeridu, fiddle, flute, guitars, 2-string tribal lute, sruti box, ukulele and more. Always participatory, join in dancing and singing!

Speakers
ME

Mahal {EthnoFusion Musik}

Mahal is a musical ensemble with up to 13 performers blending voices and sacred instruments from all over the world with modern instruments. Included in the instrumentation are powerful and beautiful vocals by Evelie who sings in 30+ languages; two-stringed lutes; bronze gongs; hand drums; bamboo percussion; jaw's harps; flutes; didgeridoos; tabla; guitars; bass; and keyboard.


Friday February 17, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday February 18, 2017 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey
 
Saturday, February 18
 

9:00am

Intro To Numerology
Numbers are far more than representations of value, dates and times. Numbers are also vibrations, archetypes and wisdom passed down through symbolic language. This workshop offers a guided visualization exercise to help you build an understanding and relationship with each number of the numerology cycle. We will also explore the numbers which have been attached to you since birth (your birthday) and what they can tell you about your personality & life's pursuits.

Speakers
DK

Damona Kat

Damona Kat will now attempt to talk about herself in third person: Damona Kat (aka Mama Peacock) is a Priestess, Wife, Mother, and Teacher at Heart. She is passionate about learning and teaching symbolic language which includes a focus on Tarot, Numerology, Ceremony and Ritual. Damona has found and built her Tribe within the Sacramento pagan community for the last decade. A presenter at PanGaia Festival for the last two years, Damona also... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

9:00am

Advancing Devotional Practice
After the altars have been built and the prayers have been said, what comes next? After many years of devotional practice, people sometimes feel lost or confused. This session addresses the challenges and obstacles that can arise over the course of a long-term devotional practice. Together we will examine topics such as spiritual trauma, emotional drought, and surprise detours. Join us to look at the unexpected ways that an advancing practice can unfold over time.

Speakers
SM

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 →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom

9:00am

Antifascism 101
Fascism, cloaked in white power & ccalling itself the Alt-Right, has jumped out of the pages of history and into the present day. Some of these groups have been working to subvert and corrupt the esoteric, Pagan, and Heathen communities into platforms for spreading their ideologies of bigotry and violence. In this workshop we will discuss what Anti-Fascism is, effective anti-fascist tactics, and how to effectively confront the far right. All participants should have a solid understanding of the far right, white nationalism, & how these groups are present & active in Paganism.

Speakers
RS

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is a Heathen skald sworn to Odin living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a co-founder of Heathens United Against Racism and a founding member of the Golden Gate Kindred.


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin

9:00am

Ascending to the Gods
It is not enough to believe in the Gods. We must know Them in order to work with them. But to truly know the Gods requires Their grace, or the labor of spiritual practice that brings us into Their presence and ultimately unites us to Them. In the West, the path worked out in the Mediterranean tradition is called theurgy and it has a distinct and effective method for preparing oneself, then approaching, then uniting with Divine Beings. We will discuss this ancient method and how to apply it in today’s Paganism.

Speakers
SW

Sam Webster

Sam Webster, m.div, phd, mage, has taught magick publicly since 1984. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn, cofounder of the Chthonic-Ouranian Templar order, and an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions. He is the publisher at Concrescent Press (concrescent.net) and author of “Tantric Thelema”. He founded the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn in 2001 (OSOGD.org), the Pantheon Foundation in 2014... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

9:00am

Magickal drumming - Ritual/Ceremonial Drumming workshop
This is for drummers, priest/esses, and anyone that wants to incorporate drumming into their celebrations, ceremonies, and rituals. Emphasis on cooperation between ceremony/ritual leaders and drummers to create desired effects. This will be foundational with non-pathway specific generalizations for you to expand upon and mold to your own needs.

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.


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Silicon Valley

9:00am

Make a Ply-Split Altar Basket
Ply-Split techniues are becoming sculptural in the modern age; learn the basics by starting a basket or tray to hold a special something. Materials, tool and instructions supplied.

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, as well as making a long-time sacred practice of creating in the fiber arts.


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Simeon

9:00am

Pagan Humor 9: Over THERE....
This year my seminar will focus on a pilgrimage I made to England, 20 years after I was bonked on the Spirit at the Chalice Well and became a witch. Did I miss my flight? Get off a train at “Scratchy Licker Piddle”? Climb Glastonbury Tor at 3am? Drive around (and around) 86,000 country roundabouts through towns like “Wet Pickle Puddle”? Did I sneak across a field of sleeping sheep? Did I get mistaken for ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’? And….did I barf on the London Eye ferris wheel? Spoiler Alert: No: I did not barf.

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 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00am

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 mythology and traditional stories in ways that children understand, participate, and enjoy. She’s a mother of 2 young children who runs South Bay Pagan Kids’ Circle 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 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Shamanic Journey 101
Back to basics. You can be at any experience level - beginners and seasoned practitioners alike are welcome. You will be shown respectful and safe journeying techniques. Bring pen, paper, and an object to be energized for future work.

Speakers
TM

Thena MacArthur

Thena (T.E.) MacArthur is an author, artist, and historian living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her feline companions, Callie and the ghost of Mac. She has studied with several shamanic practitioners from Siberia, the Himalayas, Tuva, and the Pacific Northwest. Thena has been a lecturer at PantheaCon for many years, is a student of Ai Churek (Tuva) and Nadyezda Duvan (Siberia,) and a devotee of Sarangerel (of Mongolia.)


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Pine

9:00am

Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy provides external benefits, such as increasing muscular strength and flexibility, in addition to internal benefits, such as alleviating pain and symptoms associated with ailments and diseases. Learn how to open the seven main Chakras by utilizing small therapy balls as a form of myofascial release.

Speakers
LJ

Lisa J. Hamlin

Lisa Hamlin, International Fitness and Yoga Presenter, has over 30 years experience as a fitness professional and Yoga educator. Lisa is the creator of several Yoga and mind-body programs, producer of numerous Yoga DVDs, author of a variety of Yoga and mind-body instructor training manuals, and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her credentials include over 20 certifications and Yoga study in India and South East Asia. Lisa is... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose

9:00am

Crossing Stony Ground: Magic for Challenging Times
How do we renew our spirit and keep hope alive in times of social and environmental melt-downs? What tools and skills of magic--the art of changing consciousness at will--can help us move through despair and into action? Can our magic really affect the world—and if so, how do we use it strategically and ethically? In this participatory workshop, we’ll explore tools and rituals to help us address the crucial issues of our times, and the commitment to the practical work that makes the magic real.

Speakers
S

Starhawk

Starhawk is a co-founder of the Reclaiming tradition and the author or coauthor of thirteen books on earth-based spirituality, Paganism, Goddess religion and activism, including the classics The Spiral Dance, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, her visionary novel The Fifth Sacred Thing and its long-awaited sequel, City of Refuge. Starhawk directs Earth Activist Trainings, http://www.earthactivisttraining.org/, teaching... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar

11:00am

Next Generation Heathen Life & Lore
Please join us as we have fun talking about our beliefs. Let's do some skits of our favorite stories from the Lore and share some of the things we've learned from living Heathen. Kids from all traditions with their parents are welcome.

Speakers
CP

Charles Perry & Angela T Carlson

Charles has grown up within the Heathen Community. This dedicated 5th grader thinks that Otters & Runes are awesome! Angela T Carlson is a founding member of the Alliance of Inclusive Heathenry and has been serving her Community as Gythia for over twenty years.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

Tarot Reading Circle
Working together intuitively increases everyone's skills as you will discover in this Tarot reading circle. You will give and receive impressions from Tarot images 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 and intuitive awareness. Plus, each person will receive several messages from the heart regarding a personal question. Suitable for everyone. Doors will close about 10 minutes into the workshop.

Speakers
MG

Mary Greer

Mary K. Greer specializes in using Tarot and Lenormand cards for guidance, personal insight and transformation. With 50 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 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar

11:00am

Intro to the Feri Tradition
This is an introductory presentation on the Feri Tradition from the Victor and Cora Anderson line. I will present a general overview of the core principles and practices of the tradition. We will begin with a meditation on the Star Goddess and move on to a brief telling of the key myths in the tradition. There will be time at the end for a short Q&A session.

Speakers
A

Anaar

Anaar is a graduate of the Victor Anderson school of madness. Greatly influenced by the mad poet, she has sought to create works of great mystery and power. Her aim is to bring you dark imaginations, intense pleasures, and fierce beauty.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00am

Being Pagan, Not Crazy
We have autism. We have ADD and PTSD. We have sensory sensitivities, bipolar disorder, and depression. The stigma against "neurodiversity" makes it difficult to be part of a community that invalidates what is a fact of life for many of us, and there are too few resources that accommodate our practices. We'll discuss different ways of approaching magic and polytheistic paths as well as how we might create a stronger, more inclusive community for neurodiversity.

Speakers
MC

Marjorie Coffey

No bio provided


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Martin

11:00am

Magick Incense Making 301 (Myrrh)
In this intimate workshop we will explore the mother goddess of incense resins: myrrh. We will explore both true myrrh and "sweet myrrh" as we make all natural incense sticks, coils, and cones that you can take home and use for ritual, give as gifts, or just burn to enjoy. You will get to take home all of the incense you make. All supplies are included. This workshop is limited to 24 participants so arrive early for the best seat!

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 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Simeon

11:00am

Ritual Participation Skills
The priest, priestess, or ritual facilitator in your magical or religious ceremonies can’t do everything themselves! Starting from the premise that ritual is a participatory activity not a spectator sport, Phaedra will lead an exploration of the ways you can intensify your ritual experience. Something for everyone, from the complete beginner to seasoned participant/leader.

Speakers
PB

Phaedra Bonewits

Phaedra Bonewits is a Neopagan teacher, writer, and initiate of several traditions of Wicca, Witchcraft and Hermetic Magic. She was a pioneer in public Pagan worship in Chicago, an active public Pagan in North Carolina, and served as national vice president of the CUUPS. She been a presenter on the topics of magic, Tarot, and ritual at events throughout the US. With her late husband, Isaac Bonewits, she authored Real Energy: Systems, Spirits, and... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Boardroom

11:00am

THE DOUBLE DRAGON RITUAL AND INCANTATION
Join us in this original group ritual, never performed in public before! Adapted for PantheaCon from RJ’s “Magical Arts” series, we will be invoking The Deep Mother, The Star Father, and the androgynous ageless Child of Light. Arousing the Red and White Dragons of the UnderWorld, source of all telluric power, magic, prophecy, and pagan wisdom. Everyone has a role in this ritual. Bring your ritual robes and implements to embody your pagan tradition. Wear a mask embodying a god, goddess, or spiritual creature. Or come as you are, ready for what you may become. (Not suitable for children under 12).

Speakers
RJ

R J Stewart

R J Stewart is known worldwide as the author of 45 books on magic, mythology, tarot, Celtic tradition, translated into many languages. He is also a composer for film theater and television and has made numerous recordings of music and original songs.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pine

11:00am

Witches in a Crumbling Empire
Climate Change. Extinction events. The rise of nationalist and authoritarian movements. Revolts and resistance. Capitalism is crumbling and empire is in crisis: what's our magic for, if not to help build a better world? Building off the work of Peter Grey (Apocalyptic Witchcraft) and the many writers at Gods&Radicals, Rhyd Wildermuth will lead a discussion about the state of the world and outline a strategy for revolutionary witches in a crumbling Empire.

Speakers
RW

Rhyd Wildermuth

Rhyd Wildermuth is the managing editor and co-founder of Gods&Radicals, a site of Pagan anti-capitalism and A Beautiful Resistance. He's a bard, a witch, a polytheist and a heretic, as well as a theorist and writer.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Working with Water Spirits
The element of water is diverse and holds within it a variety of malevolent and benevolent spirits. We will discuss working with water as an elemental as well as a variety of beings that fall under the Water Spirit umbrella. Many are shapeshifters that can move from human to inhuman form while others embody the water or are God like beings. We will discuss which ones are safe to approach through spirituality. We will also discuss different bodies of waters such as the ocean, lakes, rivers, bogs, canals and the spirits that tend to dwell in these places.

Speakers
AA

Annwyn Avalon

Annwyn Avalon is an accomplished Priestess, Artist, Dancer and Witch. Priestess and founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft and OuroboRose School of Magic where she offers several courses and information on magic. She is a Polytheistic Witch serving many gods, she researches and practices many forms of witchcraft including sea and water witchcraft, hedge riding, oracular work and folk magic. Her main focus is on Water Magic and working with Water... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Fates, Fatas, and the Faery Faith
Max Dashu presents a visual talk on the Three Sisters, fatas, fées, and their cohort of triune goddesses as conceived in early medieval sources to early modern folk tradition. With excursions into elves and álfar, dísir and helrunas and various ancestral spirits, as well as “the witch Holda,” from her book Witches and Pagans. And what about the Franks who smudged people at old monuments, “that is, sarandas antiquas, which they call the Greater Ones”? Or people who “bring their offering to earth-fast stone, and also to trees and to wellsprings, swa wiccan taeca∂: “as the witches teach."

Speakers
MD

Max Dashu

Max Dashu has been researching and teaching global women's history for 47 years through her Suppressed Histories Archives (www.suppressedhistories.net). She brings the Old Ways to life through visual talks on ancient iconography, Goddess traditions, witches and shamans and priestesses. Visit her booth for prints, dvds, and copies of her new book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Religion.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

11:00am

Ancient Greek Divination for Today
Divination was central to ancient Greek Paganism. From the Delphic Oracle to dream incubation to dice casting, divination was an essential means of communication between Gods and mortals. I will tell the myths of how the Gods first taught us divination and review the varieties of ancient divination. In particular, I will teach several authentic ancient divination systems, including the Greek alphabet oracle, which is similar to rune casting, and the knucklebone oracle, which is similar to the I Ching.

Speakers
JO

John Opsopaus

Dr. John "Apollonius" Opsopaus has practiced magic, divination, and Neopaganism since the 1960s. He has more than 30 publications in various magical and Neopagan magazines and designed the Pythagorean Tarot and wrote the comprehensive "Guide to the Pythagorean Tarot" (Llewellyn, 2001). He is the author of the forthcoming "Oracles of Apollo" (Llewellyn, 2017). Opsopaus frequently presents workshops on Hellenic magic and Neopaganism, Pythagorean... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

11:00am

Babaylan Indigenous Shamanic Healing
Evelie blends and harmonizes healing arts with known and mysterious, not-so-common instruments, music, rhythms and sounds. Join your voices in ancient chant. Play with bamboo percussion; brass, bronze, iron gongs. Ad lib, improvise. Soak in sounds and make up your own for your self care. Explore, recall and remember that which we have always known and in that knowing, develop more compassion, healing, peace and understanding of our Selves and all beings. "I am Grounding here, I am Melting here, I am Singing here, I am Breathing here, I am Thanking here, with this heart" ~ Evelie & Dreamsinger

Speakers
ED

Evelie Delfino Sales Posch

Evelie is Certified Sound Healer, Babaylan (Filipina indigenous shamanistic healer), Reclaiming Priestess, OBOD Bard & Pranic Healing practitioner whose talents have flourished over 40 years, spanning the traditions of her ancestors & the progressive edge of cosmic music & holistic medicine. She sings in 33 languages & brings music & healing to elder care/rehab centers, nursing homes, rehab centers, women’s prison. Whether singing, healing or... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Anansi’s Tales & Wisdom time 2
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

Uncle Blacktalon Destiny is a member of American Umbanda House (AMUH), and has been practing with them for the last 4 years in the Orisha Faith (African-Diaspora). Uncle Destiny has also studied Hoodoo, Eccletic spirituality, Spiritualism, and Wicca. A devotee of Anansi, and the Power of stories. Which adds to his work as a MFT-Intern


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin

1:30pm

Heathen Open Assembly
In the past year enormous changes have taken place in the Heathen community, culminating with the release of Declaration 127. In this forum we ask all participants to offer their ideas on what this means for Heathenry and our future.

Speakers
OF

Open Forum

This event will be a group open forum to encourage free flow of discussion. This event will be facilitated by Jamie Morgan.


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

1:30pm

Enochian Magick as a Consciousness-Altering Ceremonial 'Drug'
Enochian Magick of Elizabethian Magus, John Dee, is often shunned by modern magicians because it appears hopelessly complex and steeped in a Christian world-view. The adepts of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley, however recognized its amazing potential as a consciousness-altering ritual 'drug'. Enochian Magician, Lon Milo DuQuette, shows us how Enochian Magick is as easy as 'just doing it!. This is an experiential workshop. Expect to do real magick!

Speakers
LM

Lon Milo DuQuette

Best-selling author and lecturer; Award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist.


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Tarotpalooza!
How does a deck of cards do such a good job illuminating so many situations? Why dies the juggernaut of Tarot creation show no signs of slowing down? Join Thalassa on a romp down the Royal Road exploring how - and more importantly - why the Tarot works so well under almost every conceivable situation. All levels of interest and enthusiasm are welcome.

Speakers
T

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 →


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

1:30pm

Clothing Swap
The Pagan Alliance's annual Clothing Swap has outgrown a hospitality room. Bring your clean ritual wear, magical costuming and interesting day wear and accessories to swap with other pagan folks. All ages, sizes and gender identities are encouraged to attend. Left over items will be donated to a charitable organization accepting clothes.

Speakers
PA

Pagan Alliance

The Pagan Alliance organizes Berkeley's Pagan Festival which will be in its 14th year in 2017.


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Upper Mezzanine

1:30pm

Magick Incense Making 201 (Dragon's Blood)
Already taken the Magick Incense Making 101 class a few times? Join us for this workshop to get a deeper incense making experience. This much more intimate workshop has very limited space. This year we will explore the use of dragon’s blood resin in incense and magick, This incredible resin will reveal some of its mysteries when work closely with it as we create incense cones and sticks. Expand your incense knowledge and enjoy a whole new level of incense wisdom (and take home the incense that you make). This workshop will be strictly limited to 36 participants.

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 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Simeon

1:30pm

Making and Using Prayer Beads

Discover ancient and modern ways to map cycles, pray, work magic, and commune with the Cosmos.  See both familiar and new configurations of prayer bead developed with other individuals and groups.


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

The Power of Magick, Transformation and Radical Justice
The profound level of global conflicts, the apocalyptic disruptions in human and civil rights and the mind-blowing upcoming US elections call us to confront the power of our spiritual practices and creating the world in which we all belong. Understanding the intersections of race, class, oppression, privilege and massive systems change during these times is critical. This workshop is designed for activists, changemakers, political magical workers and those actively leading communities. Be ready to share what has worked, challenges, support and future actions to further create social justice.

Speakers
DJ

Diane J. Johnson

Rev. Diane Johnson, Ph.D. (who is also known as Dr. Di by her Spark Collective fire family) 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 Consulting in... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

Indigenous peoples: Standing Rock, Decolonization and what’s next

Join Kanyon Sayers-Roods - Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash, Ann Marie Sayers, Tribal chairwoman of Indian canyon Nation and founder of Costanoan Indian Research, and others to continue last year’s panel on indigenous issues. Come listen as we talk about Standing Rock, indigenous protocol and decolonization. Honor the voices in the room, and original people of the bay area. Honor the Past - To shape the Future.


Speakers
AM

Ann Marie Sayers

Tribal chairwoman of Indian Canyon Nation, founder of Costanoan Indian Research. | Potential of opening conversation door with other Indigenous Voices [California and Bay area Natives]
KS

Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Artist, founder of Indian Canyon TwoSpirit Society


Saturday February 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Procession of the Fallen Light
A ritual of story telling, exploring the mysteries of the fires of creation. Hear the tale of the fallen light and the creation of the Soul of Faerie! The Singer sang the Great Song and the notes were held by the Angelic Realm. The Weaver wove the Great Web, and needed those who would weave her threads into matter. She called upon some singers to descend and we remember echoes of this through the many Falls. They became the Fey, weaving starlight within the land. We make offerings and continue their work, singing and weaving the the world into being through love, will and wisdom.

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 18, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

3:30pm

Introducing Runes into your practice
If you are just starting to delve into the runes or are exploring ways to expand your connection with them, then this is the place for you. We will primarily be examining the Elder Futhark individually and collectively, and we will also look a bit at the Younger Futhark, and the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. As time permits we will weigh their history, peruse divination styles, delve into how to incorporate them into your personal work, and ponder how you might receive them as they fall on your path.

Speakers
DS

Dave Shultz

Dave has been studying and teaching in the greater pagan community for several decades and actively working with Odin in Asatru for most of that span. As an experienced Seiðmaðr, he has countless experiences working as spámaðr (seer), warder, healer, rune reader, Galdr chanter, and such else. Dave also leads his own Seið classes and has been teaching individuals for at least twenty years. A longtime supporter of PantheaCon as a space... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin

3:30pm

Acquisitions Editors Tell All!
The very charming, very savvy, and very experienced acquisitions editors of Llewellyn and Weiser team up for an eye-opening look at Pagan and esoteric publishing! Join Elysia Gallo and Judika Illes as they explain how decisions are made, what their meetings are like, how book covers come to life, what publishers expect of authors in marketing themselves, why Hungarian-Americans make such great witchcraft editors, and more. They'll save time for a publishing Q&A as well. Afterwards they will be taking pitches in their respective hospitality suites upstairs. Don't miss this groundbreaking event!

Speakers
EG

Elysia Gallo and Judika Illes

Elysia Gallo is Senior Acquisitions Editor at Llewellyn Worldwide, where she has worked for more than 11 years. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband and two cats. Judika Illes is a consultant and Editor at Large for Weiser Books. She is the author of eight books devoted to the magical arts, spirituality, and the paranormal. Elysia and Judika unite in a love of witchcraft, fine books, palinka, and their Hungarian heritage.


Saturday February 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

3:30pm

Grounding Spirit in Soil: Science and Paganism
Science and Paganism - Spirituality is often assumed to be the opposite of the material, physical world. We Pagans like to speak in terms of the Otherworld, magic, spirits and other ethereal concepts. Yet for many of us, nature is at the heart of our paths, and we can deepen our understanding and belief through knowing more about the everyday nuts and bolts of natural sciences. Join Lupa as she discusses how evolution, physics, astronomy and other scientific concepts can be woven in with nature spirituality.

Speakers
L

Lupa

Lupa is an 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 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

Meet Your Muse
N. Marie, of Woven Circle, will lead this project. In this art class, we will collage a paper doll using personal symbols, themes and ideas that will represent the things you feel when you are connecting with your Muse. There will be some key questions provided for inspiration and optional table discussion. All materials will be provided.

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 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Simeon

3:30pm

Sacred Sun Ritual
Honor & celebrate the Sun in a variety ways & through Divine forms from cultures & spiritual traditions around the world in this Community ritual open to Pagans of Ages & Kinds. Attune to & work with the Sacred Sun for inspiration, empowerment, healing, joy, & well-being through inner journeying, chanting, & energy raising. If you wish, bring a Sun symbol and/or a piece of jewelry, amulet, or other object to be blessed during this ceremony.

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 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

3:30pm

Sitting with Death - A Skill Set for the Living
This panel discussion about death and the process of dying, brings together Kristopher Hughes, Byron Ballard, Joi Wolfwomyn, Tommie StarChild, Rene Collins, and Amber Parker. Together, we will explore the nature of death and the often challenging journey of supporting those who are terminally ill. Facilitated by Jeyn Jaffe, this panel will offer valuable insight, experience, and tools for those who wish to participate in the process of holding space for those who are preparing to cross the veil and what to expect after that occurs.

Speakers
TP

The Panel of Death

Kristopher Hughes, Byron Ballard, Joi Wolfwomyn, Tommie StarChild, Rene Collins, and Amber Parker have all had intimate experiences with death and the dying process. Some work directly hands on with the dead, while others work at the spiritual level; all bring years of experience in this often shrouded topic of discussion.


Saturday February 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

Stuffed Animal Magick: Family Make and Take!
In this hands-on crafting workshop, you will be able to design and make your very own magickal stuffed animal! Learn about the magick of stuffed animals and master easy to learn basic sewing skills and simple charms to create your very own magickal stuffed animal friend to take home with you. Supplies will be provided, and there is no charge for materials. Adults and kids of all ages are welcome, but kids under 5 may need a little help from their caregiver. This is a great way to connect with your kids and create a magickal family heirloom in the process! Attendance is limited to 40.

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, as well as the co-author of Witchy Mama (with Emily A. Francis), and the creator of the Modern Spellcaster's Tarot (illustrated by Scott Murphy), all from Llewellyn Worldwide. An avid crafter, folk... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

Working with our Ancestors of the spirit to Ward our Freedom
From ancient Greece to Viking Age Denmark, people honored the heroes whose lives blessed their lands. The monuments on the Capitol Mall are a place where people from every background remember and invoke them. But Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, the Roosevelts and Martin Luther King Jr. are only a few of the leaders, of every ethnicity and gender, who have fought for the rights of the citizens of our land. We have the magic! In a time when our country is polarized by factions and hate, let’s use it to work with our ancestors of the spirit for protection and healing.

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 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

3:30pm

Sacred Mass Calling for Justice, Protection, & Healing for Women
The Order of the Black Madonna offers a ritual calling upon the Great Dark Mother for aid in stemming the tide of misogyny, institutionalized rape culture, and global use of violence against women as targets and tools of war. In this rite, we will call upon Her to uplift and protect women in police custody, women in prison, women in the military, women in war zones, trans women, and women of color. We petition the Black Madonna in her many forms to bring mercy to the suffering, justice to the oppressor, and and positive change and healing for all women. All are welcome at this rite.

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 →


Saturday February 18, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir

5:15pm

A Celebration of Keith Cynan Roberts
Keith Cynan Roberts - a celebration of his life. You are welcome to join us for a brief gathering. Bring joy, laughter and a beverage. It's what he would have wanted. Cynan joined the ancestors on January 11, 2016.

Saturday February 18, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

5:15pm

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers, and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the  swirling energies of PantheaCon.


Saturday February 18, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

The Role of Visionary Work in the Path of Initiation
Magicians across the ages, including John Dee, Aleister Crowley, and many more, have sought to expand their consciousness and advance on their mystical and magical paths via visionary work. In this engaging presentation, Dr. David Shoemaker will discuss the role scrying and other visionary experiences can play in the work of a modern magician. David's own experiences scrying the 30 Enochian Aethyrs (as published in his recent book, The Winds of Wisdom) will be a specific focus of discussion.

Speakers
DD

Dr. David Shoemaker

Dr. David Shoemaker is the Chancellor of the International College of Thelema, and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star. He is also an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, serving in various regional and national roles. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice, as well as a musician and composer. He has taught on many topics over the years, but his specialties include Qabalistic Psychology, ritual design... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

7:00pm

Come Make Clothespin Faeries!
Come make adorable little faerie dolls out of clothes pins and flower petals in this workshop for children of all ages, from 6 to 106! If you can use scissors and glue, you can make a faerie doll. Young children may need help.

Speakers
EC

Ember Cooke

Ember Cooke is a Vanatru Gythia, eclectic Pagan, and generally helpful sort. She enjoys arts both arcane and mundane, and is pretty sure Paganism is a racket for the craft supply industry. Follow her Vanatru blog at EmberVoices.WordPress.com


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Upper Mezzanine

7:00pm

Dancing on the Wildside: A Bellydance Show
This is a bellydance show honoring our animal spirits, as we let our inner wildness come out! There will be numerous dancers, each doing unique performances, complete with songs, costumes and much inspiration. Join us as we become one with our most primal selves and take to the stage!

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. Doreet offers classes at Serpent's Kiss in Santa Cruz. Sarah Astarte, Ph.D., is a spiritual guide, interfaith chaplain, and psychology professor. She specializes in shamanic healing, body image and sacred sexuality... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

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 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

Mythpunk Masquerade!
Festival favorites Sharon Knight, SJ Tucker, and Johnstone & Dogwood team up to bring you a full evening of mythpunk mayhem! Spanning the entire evening (7pm - 10:30pm), the Mythpunk Masquerade endeavors to lure you deep into the realms of myth and faerietale, both historic and modern, as the musicians invite you to make offering to the stories you most yearn to live. Through costume, music, and dance, you are invited to invoke the magic you most wish to bring into this world! And we can be our best and brightest when we remember that play and imagination are keys to our magic!

Speakers
SK

Sharon Knight

Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

Latin American Underworld Magic
Tales, traditions, and tutorials on the magical mischief of Latin America's dark deities, focusing on how to partner with the Underworld and tap into the latent magic of your own mortality, Latin American style.

Speakers
TP

Tomas Prower

Author of the Llewellyn books "La Santa Muerte: Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death" and its Spanish-Language version, 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... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

Healing Ancestral Wounds
Do you have patterns in your family line that have been pasted down generation after generation of: abuse, addictions, depression, etc? Do you feel along with any “curses” there might be blessings in your lineage of: healers, entrepreneurs, artists or more? In this workshop we will learn how to “inspect” the four lines of: Mother’s/Mother, Mother’s/Father, Father’s/Father and Father’s/Mother. Using the system crafted by Daniel Foor 10+ years ago. Discover a “safe and effective” method to heal the tears in your lineage, and reconnect with your very own “Elevate Ancient Ones.”

Speakers
LP

Luna Pantera & Leni Hester

Luna Pantera is a Priestess and Witch whose path includes opening up the line of communications with the Ancestors to all who are willing and ready to listen. Luna's personal work with her Ancestors has rekindled her magikal gifts and started healing of deep family wounds. She is the Founder of the Theater of the Ancestors; which is a theatrical company that uses ritual performance to awaken people's Higher/God/Goddess Self. She has written... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

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 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Lon Milo DuQuette in Concert
Award-winning singer-songwriter, Lon Milo DuQuette presents an acoustic concert of his sometimes outrageous, sometime controversial music.

Speakers
LM

Lon Milo DuQuette

Best-selling author and lecturer; Award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist.


Saturday February 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Libations for Justice: An Affirmation of Black Lives
Come join us for a beautiful ritual filled with community song, old world spirituals, remembrance for the slain, and a celebration of life. Gather among your peers in a safe space to experience empathy, understanding and love like no other. Entrance restricted to persons having any self-identified Black and/or indigenous African ancestry.

Speakers
SO

Sisters of The Diaspora

Four women with four different lineages in the Diaspora come together. Each alike in their love of community, and desire for kinship.  They are independent scholars, healers, activists, community builders, writers, and wise women. Ngo Áine, Tanisia Greer, Luna Pantera, Beverley Smith


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

9:00pm

Divining Women: Talking to Your Female Ancestors with the Tarot
In this class, we combine elements of Ancestor reverence and Tarot divination to reveal the female side of our families to discover what wisdom our Wise Mothers have to give us using a few card spreads and guided meditations. We will go a few generations back and maybe farther, not co-opting anybody else’s Ancestors but working with our own people, whether we know them or not, awakening their presence in our lives and learn to make the most of the blessings and work on undoing the curses in our own female lineages. Bring a Tarot deck if you’ve got one.

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 →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

Am Duat: the Night Journey of Ra
Join the Bark of Ra as we traverse the Otherworld with the Egyptian Gods in the Am Duat, the journey of the Sun to the East at Night. Travel the twelve night hours in this multimedia and participatory dramatization of the world’s oldest graphic novel, and learn the names and beings of the Land of the Dead. Knowing them is a million times effective on earth, a true remedy in the necropolis.

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


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Oak

9:00pm

Concert with R J Stewart, Anastacia Nutt, Guests
A concert of original songs and music, with some ancient magical ballads. R J Stewart writes original hard-hitting songs, new music, and satirical comic numbers. He has a long career in theater, film, and television. Instruments include guitar, 70 string psaltery, flute, and lavta (a Greek lute). Anastacia Nutt is a classical trained musician and singer, writing lyrical songs. Together they present a unique concert of modern and ancient music and song.

Speakers
RJ

R J Stewart

R J Stewart is known worldwide as the author of 45 books on magic, mythology, tarot, Celtic tradition, translated into many languages. He is also a composer for film theater and television and has made numerous recordings of music and original songs.


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Mythpunk Masquerade! Pt 2
Festival favorites Sharon Knight, SJ Tucker, and Johnstone & Dogwood team up to bring you a full evening of mythpunk mayhem! Spanning the entire evening (7pm - 10:30pm), the Mythpunk Masquerade endeavors to lure you deep into the realms of myth and faerietale, both historic and modern, as the musicians invite you to make offering to the stories you most yearn to live. Through costume, music, and dance, you are invited to invoke the magic you most wish to bring into this world! And we can be our best and brightest when we remember that play and imagination are keys to our magic!

Speakers
SK

Sharon Knight

Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

9:00pm

The Magick Journey
Like the Hero's Quest, when we attend a Pagan gathering, we embark on a journey of discovery, leaving behind what is familiar, venturing into the unknown, where we are at times challenged and transformed. With movement, meditation and storytelling, this hands-on 'playshop' will support our conscious entry into this special time, and aid us in full living our magick. Whether this is your first pagan gathering, or your hundredth, we'll discover ways of deepening into the magick and integrating its wisdom.

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 has been co-creating ecstatic community ritual since the early 90s with the Lunatic Fringe. A frequent contributor to Sagewoman and Witches & Pagans magazines, her work also appears in the anthologies Women’s Voices in Magick and... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

9:00pm

Jailbreaking the Goddess: Crafting a Spirit Possession Practice
Spirit possession can deepen your spiritual practices, enrich your relationship with the gods you’re devoted to, & accelerate your spiritual trajectory. Allowing a spirit to enter into deep communion with you opens doors to aeons worth of stored information, opens your mind to new vantage points, and your heart to deeper love for the Ones you are devoted to. In this workshop with Lasara Firefox Allen, author of Jailbreaking the Goddess, you will learn spirit possession " best practices" so you may learn to wield this powerful practice with honor, deftness, respect, and more safety. 13+, closed

Speakers
LF

Lasara Firefox Allen

Lasara Firefox Allen is the best selling author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality (7/2016), and Sexy Witch (2005), both published by Llewellyn Worldwide. A wild hearted change agent, Lasara delivers tools for transformation, provides strategies for embodiment, and creates vibrant spaces for personal and collective liberation. Lasara’s coaching and teaching work weaves together themes of empowerment... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Bardic Circle
Love to lift your voice in song about that good 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 (that is, 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 →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
Upper Mezzanine

11:00pm

BDSM & Paganism: Likely bedfellows-A Discussion
This presentation and discussion will inform people about the basics of BDSM and how it can be a worthwhile addition to the practice of various forms of Paganism. Questions and discussion are encouraged for the sake of clarity and understanding. 18+ only

Speakers
LS

Linda Spencer

Linda has been practicing various forms of Paganism since 1992. She has taught introductory Pagan classes in her community and held a position in the KCPPD event for several years. She studied New Religious Movements and obtained a Master's degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with a concentration in Sociology and Witchcraft. Linda has also been involved with the kink and BDSM community on and off for the past 20 years.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00pm

Midnight Drum and Dance Jam!
It's become a staple here at PantheaCon, so let's keep it going! Move, groove, dance, drum, sweat, celebrate the rhythms of the gods. If you have drums, rattles, or other fun, noisy toys, bring them!! Just feet? Those work, too!!

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.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
Oak

11:00pm

The Bawdy Divine
Our sacred body is the contains the vibrations of manifestation. This workshop is part play, part vunerability and all about harnessing and integrating the power of burlesque and erotic movement as a means to raise energy, shield, cleanse space, manifest desires and heal thine own sacred self. Come see and be seen. Accessible to all bodies and abilities.

Speakers
IM

Irene McCalphin

Queer Fat Burlesque Dancer, Chanteuse, Model and Art Activist Irene McCalphin (Magnoliah Black) can be found all over the Bay Area creating and maintaining spaces for radical self-love and empowerment. Co-founder and resident Massage Therapist of A Sovereign Embodiment (ASE) Healing Collective she provides compassionate care to intersectional communities.  This published author, storyteller and performer highlights the intersections of... Read More →


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
Pine

11:00pm

Blood, Tradition & Tribe: An Ancestor Celebration Ritual
Some ancestors are connected to us by blood. Some through various spiritual traditions. Some are linked by “tribes” we feel a kinship with. The traditional Roman festival of Parentalia was a 9 day festival held each February to honor family ancestors. Naos Antinoou invites you to honor all these different types of ancestors with us in a modern Antinoan celebration of the ancient Roman Parentalia festival where we will invite attendees to participate in a devotional ritual that honors Antinous and the diversity and variety of our ancestors of all kinds. Doors will close at start of ritual.

Speakers
NA

Naos Antinoou

Naos Antinoou is a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian devotional polytheist community dedicated to Antinous and related deities and divine figures. Antinous was the young lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian who was deified after drowning in the sacred waters of the Nile River. The Naos is open to all devotees of Antinous, whatever their gender or sexuality, and public rituals are open to all people.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Living Earth Devotional: A Non-Theistic Ritual of Commitment
Devotional rituals can be some of the most powerful forms of rituals. But ritual devotion is not limited to theists. Join us in a rite of devotion to the Earth itself, to the life-giving miracle of the soil, water, air, and sun which sustains us all. The ritual will culminate in an opportunity to take a vow — simple or life-transforming — in service of the Earth and the living beings to which it is home. Both theists and non-theists are welcome. This will be an opportunity for those curious about non-theistic Paganism to experience non-theistic ritual in a non-confrontational environment.

Speakers
MG

Mark Green

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


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
San Jose/ Santa Clara

11:00pm

Sock Puppet Scapegoat Ritual
A lighthearted ritual of letting go. The scapegoat is a tradition in ancient Judaism in which a goat was assigned the sins of a community and then set free. In this all-ages modern version of the tradition, participants will craft sock puppets (which may or may not resemble goats), ascribe them with unwanted traits, and then set the sock puppets free. (Socks will be provided, and leftover socks will be donated to those in need.) And then everything good will happen!

Speakers
TP

Ted Prodromou

Ted Prodromou hopes to learn more and find answers. He had a happy Episcopalian upbringing, is now perpetually unsure, likes Pagans very much, and is fairly tall.


Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday February 19, 2017 12:30am
San Martin/ San Simeon
 
Sunday, February 19
 

9:00am

Celtic Gods and Goddesses
In this talk, we explore the different pantheons of the ancient Celts, some of the more common gods and goddesses that are seen across tribes and land

Speakers
LC

Linda Costello

Rev. Linda Mae Costello earned her clergy credentials from the Fellowship of Druidism in the Latter Age (FoDLA). Linda Mae has been studying about the ancient Druids since 1991, and is a current member of several druid organizations in addition to FoDLA. Linda is dedicated to teaching others more about history, lore, and application of this interesting and colorful culture, and to that end, she created EarthLove Fellowship: FoDLA Druids of the... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

9:00am

Who is Queen Maeve (and why do we care)?
Based on Lora's 15 years experience living, working, and guiding folk in the home of Queen Medb (Maeve), this interactive presentation will take you through what we know of this ancient Queen of Connacht, the western province of Ireland, and her roots as an Irish Goddess, Initiator, and Sovereign Ruler of the West. (Spoiler: That. That right there is why we care. She's awesome and you should know more about Her.)

Speakers
LO

Lora O'Brien

Lora O’Brien is a native Irish woman with strong experience in our 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 a Draoí – a practitioner of indigenous Irish magic and spirituality, in the simplest terms. Lora has been consciously following a pagan path for 21 years, and is a... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Pine

9:00am

Nimue of the Feri Tradition.
Nimue is primarily known from the Arthurian legends as the Lady of the Lake. However, in the Anderson Feri Tradition Nimue presents certain atypical characteristics. In this workshop I will pass on Victor Anderson’s teachings on Nimue. I will open up discussion on how to work with Nimue as the Feri Goddess of Innocence and as an Avenging Goddess.

Speakers
A

Anaar

Anaar is a graduate of the Victor Anderson school of madness. Greatly influenced by the mad poet, she has sought to create works of great mystery and power. Her aim is to bring you dark imaginations, intense pleasures, and fierce beauty.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Boardroom

9:00am

Beginning Devotional Practice
Devotional practice engages our emotions, creativity, and desire for relationship and directs them towards the sacred. Beginning this special form of engagement can be confusing, even intimidating. What does a devotional practice actually look like? How do you get started? How do you know you’re doing it right? These are just some of the topics that will be covered in this special presentation. Together we will demystify devotional practice and talk about the ways that people can bring focused emotional engagement to their spiritual lives.

Speakers
SM

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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Jose

9:00am

Geomantic dowsing: mapping and working with earth energy.
Our Earth has streams of energy flowing through it. We can tap into the natural geomantic power of place to enhance our health and well-being. By dowsing, we can map these energies and use techniques taught in this class to re-pattern them. This re-patterning can clear and cleanse a space’s energy, change the energy of a place, or create a place of power. Come learn about geomantic dowsing and how it can be used to work with the body of the land around you and its energies.

Speakers
AS

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 award winning author of Twenty-one Days of Reiki. He is a professional tarot reader, teacher, and psychic healer.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Pagan Families: Approaching the 4th Generation & Beyond
As we approach the fourth generation and beyond of Paganism in America, many Pagans are raising their children Pagan, just as they were. They are incorporating regular rituals, prayer, feasts, and sacred home-based activities like meditation and daily devotionals. Ceremonies such as these day-to-day family rituals can all enrich the experience of the Pagan household. Come, learn how you can incorporate family-friendly traditions of your own into your household practices. Families of all shapes, sizes, and lovestyles are welcome. We will experience some interactive exercises in this workshop.

Speakers
RJ

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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00am

Teachings from Sacred Stones
What can we learn from petroglyphs, cupules, vulva stones, rock gongs, labyrinths, spirals and other stone patterns? This visual presentations ranges around the world looking at rock art, megalithic chambers and statues and standing stones, and what they might tell us about cosmology and ceremony and ancestor veneration. What connections can be drawn between really archaic rock art and the megalithic traditions and much later temples and shrines, even churches? And what about healing stones and magical gems? Travel through vivid imagery from the Suppressed Histories Archives collection.

Speakers
MD

Max Dashu

Max Dashu has been researching and teaching global women's history for 47 years through her Suppressed Histories Archives (www.suppressedhistories.net). She brings the Old Ways to life through visual talks on ancient iconography, Goddess traditions, witches and shamans and priestesses. Visit her booth for prints, dvds, and copies of her new book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Religion.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00am

Tree Huggers and Dirt Worshipers: Closer to Gaia
Don’t just be outdoors; be outdoors and see, feel, hear, experience, and connect with the Goddess who is incarnate in our Mother Earth. Discover new ways to connect with nature and deepen your relationship with the world around you. We will explore thought experiments, exercises, and activities: Ways to Be in Nature, Starhawk’s Nine Ways of Observing, 13 Core Routines from Coyote’s Guide, and more. We will do a few exercises on site, and you will leave with more you can take home and do with your family or group. Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have over 60 years experience as Wiccan priestesses.

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 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:00am

Warding 201: Warding Isn’t Just Standing Around
You know how to center and ground, you’ve done ritual before, and you’ve noticed people who don’t seem to be either ritualists or participants. What is it exactly that they’re doing, and why is it so important? (And yes, it /is/ important!) In this intermediate class, you will get an overview of what warding entails, and then work with one of our co-teachers on a specific aspect of warding. This class is limited to 30 participants, and everyone will be expected to participate!

Speakers
W2

Warding 201 Instructors

We are a diverse group of pagans with a focus on warding - that it is absolutely necessary, that it is a skill that can be taught, and that there is a need to teach it appropriately.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Sunrise Yoga
Rise, shine and rejuvenate as you experience a unique series of Yoga poses that flow naturally. Learn how to activate the seven main energy centers, "Chakras", and balance the body physically and mentally. Increase strength and flexibility, reduce stress and enhance the feeling of well-being for life.

Speakers
LJ

Lisa J. Hamlin

Lisa Hamlin, International Fitness and Yoga Presenter, has over 30 years experience as a fitness professional and Yoga educator. Lisa is the creator of several Yoga and mind-body programs, producer of numerous Yoga DVDs, author of a variety of Yoga and mind-body instructor training manuals, and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her credentials include over 20 certifications and Yoga study in India and South East Asia. Lisa is... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Silicon Valley

9:00am

The Vision of the Sorcerer's Cave
On the Serpents Crooked Path of Golden Witchfire, we seek the wisdom of the Vision of the First Sorcerer and One Witch that dwells within us all. Together, we seek the first cave, the cave of the blood ocean, the primordial mother from which all life rises. We move through the layers of the ancestors, the animals, through the time and space of the great epochs and ages of the stars in the Great Year and reaffirm the web of magick through flows through all things to restore the Garden of the Gods.

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 19, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

11:00am

A Black Woman Speaks
This piece was first performed as a monologue by Beah Richards in 1950 in front of a group of upper class white women. The message is as important today as it was back then. It is a plea for our white sisters to see the lies in “white supremacy and to join us to create a society of equality.” This play is a ritual where all of the actors are aspecting their characters and will be working with their chosen Orisha to help guide them in the work. This is a powerful piece that has been performed before at PantheaCon.

Speakers
LP

Luna Pantera & Leni Hester

Luna Pantera is a Priestess and Witch whose path includes opening up the line of communications with the Ancestors to all who are willing and ready to listen. Luna's personal work with her Ancestors has rekindled her magikal gifts and started healing of deep family wounds. She is the Founder of the Theater of the Ancestors; which is a theatrical company that uses ritual performance to awaken people's Higher/God/Goddess Self. She has written... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pine

11:00am

Etruscan Myth & Magic
This is a presentation of Etruscan civilization and culture. "Etruscan" is the modern name given to a powerful and highly refined, civilization of ancient Italy in the area now known as Tuscany. It's influence is still felt in magical practices today, especially in the Art of Divination using a sheep’s liver, Haruspicy.

Speakers
MS

Morgana Sythove

Morgana is Anglo/Dutch and lives in the Netherlands. She is a practising Gardnerian HPS. Over the years, she has facilitated a variety of Wiccan groups. She is co-editor of the international and bilingual “Wiccan Rede” magazine, which was launched in 1980 and is coordinator of Silver Circle, a Wiccan network in the Netherlands. As International Coordinator for Pagan Federation International(PFI), she travels extensively giving talks and... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00am

Grounding and Centering Through Play and Motion
Come play with us! This hands on workshop (for children and adults alike) will offer a variety of techniques for grounding and centering through tactile play and movement. After a brief child-friendly lesson on grounding and centering, participants will have free access to a variety of play-based activities- including playdough, sensory bins, glitter bottles, coloring, and more--to practice the techniques. All ages welcome.

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 co-organizes the Central Valley Pagan Community Meetup.


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00am

How to Connect to Your Urban Spirit
Get more out of working magic in your city by learning how to meet and engage the city spirit. Every city of every size has one – it may manifest to you in the form of a shared attitude, frequent mysteries, or an ineffable personality that you notice in between tall buildings. Learn a guided meditation to go and meet this spirit, and along the way how to find nature in the most unnatural of places. Workshop includes guided meditation, thought exercises, and methods of experimental magic. Your insights welcome.

Speakers
DR

Diana Rajchel

Diana Rajchel is currently working on a book tentatively titled Urban Magic, contracted by Llewellyn. She has already published three books: Divorcing a Real Witch (2014), along with the Mabon and Samhain installments of the Llewellyn Sabbat essentials series of 2015. Locally, Diana reads tarot and offers spiritual guidance at the Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, California and lives in San Francisco where she runs the Emperor Norton Pagan Social... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

Into The Labyrinth: Change Through Movement
Life is a labyrinth: we are constantly moving through layers to reveal ourselves. In this workshop, we will work with physical movements that will aid in uncovering the various layers of ourselves (playing with age, identity, ability, and roles), as well as help us to connect with the journey of others. Discover sacred and ecstatic movement that you can incorporate into your own practices and rituals. Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Speakers
T

Tempest

Laura "Tempest" Zakroff is a professionally trained visual artist, designer, writer 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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Loving Our Monsters
Why do monsters matter? As cultural figures, religious icons, tales of terror, and staunch companions, monsters have been with us--and in us--for as long as stories have. This discussion will range from colonial history to contemporary crisis, mythology to modern bodies, looking at ways monster stories have been used to dehumanize and justify violence against various groups of people--just as they have been used as sources of identification, strength, and liberation. Together, we will explore the power and potential of the monsters we are kin to, and the deep value in bringing them home.

Speakers
ER

Elena Rose

A storyteller from rural Oregon, Elena Rose has distinguished herself as a writer and educator on intersectional justice issues. Her approach balances deep scholarship with an equal dedication to accessible, approachable learning wherever people may come from. Elena lives and works in the Bay Area, and serves on the board of Solar Cross Temple.


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar

11:00am

Palmistry Lab (beginning – researcher)
Learn about palm-reading for yourself and help other students, too. Your own handprints will be the text we use for continued learning in this ancient art. Identify the major lines, mounts and their correspondences. Of course you keep a copy for yourself, but are you brave enough to donate your anonymous handprints to arcane science at Grey School of Wizardry’s Divination Department?

Speakers
AD

Anne Duthers

Anne Duthers is a Pictish Hedgewitch and Dean of Students at Grey School of Wizadry where she teaches Wortcunning, Psychic Arts, Lore, and Divination. As a student of Nature with a love of literature, Anne has Science degrees in both Journalism and Horticulture. Anne is the official Tarot Card & Oracle Deck Reviewer for Green Egg magazine. You can read Anne's regular column Adventures in Wortcunning on Patheos Pagan / Agora, schedule readings and... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Boardroom

11:00am

Toddler Time
We are providing a grounded space (by adults who are not parents) from the often overwhelming PCon energy. Here toddlers can chill/play and parents can talk with each other about raising pagan babies. We will have coloring, blocks and other simple activities for the children, some simple parent & child centering exercises, and maybe a facilitated discussion about teaching kids calming / centering / grounding techniques at a young age. Depending on the slot time, we’ll have snacks appropriate to the time. (Intended audience: babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers)

Speakers
JB

Jen Breese & Lise Dyckman

Jen is a solitary witch who was trained in the NROOGD tradition. Currently, she has a toddler who keeps her on her toes. Among the non-parents helping to make this space, Lise is an eclectic witch (and another NROOGD initiate) who gets to enjoy the company of young’uns on occasion.


Sunday February 19, 2017 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.

Speakers
SA

Starhawk and Evelie Delfino Sales Posch

Starhawk is the author of thirteen books on Goddess religion, earth based spirituality and activism, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, The Earth Path and The Last Wild Witch, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, and her latest, City of Refuge. She is one of the founders of Reclaiming. www.reclaiming.org. Starhawk also teaches workshops in earth-based and feminist spirituality and courses in permaculture... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

11:00am

Barisaa Ceremony – A Peacetree Ritual
Peacetrees are shamanist shrines dedicated to healing the environment and bringing offerings to spirits/ghosts of those who linger, often trapped due to the manner of their death. A Mongolian Barisaa Ceremony can comfort both those spirits as well as the participants in the ritual. No experience is necessary to attend this ritual, and we will provide instruction. Attendees are welcome to bring offerings of coins for use in the rite.

Speakers
TS

The Steppes Sisters

The Steppes Sisters were organized to bring powerful healing ceremonies to the local environment. The members include: Thena MacArthur, a student of Ai Churek (Tuva) and Nadyezda Duvan (Siberia,) and devotee of Sarangerel (of Mongolia); Yeshe Matthews (of the Sacred Well, devotee of Sarangerel and Ai-Churek) and Karen Krebser (Intuitive, Poet, and The Muse’s Darling.)


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

The Magical Mountain: And the Path of Divine Transformation
This slide lecture will examine the symbolism of the Magical Mountain as found in alchemical texts, ancient myth, and sacred writings. Some topics to be discussed include: the Sacred Mountains of Olympus and Helicon (Greek Muses), of John's Revelation, Mt.Sinai (Moses/Kabbalah), the Egyptian Pyramids as initiatory mountains, and Montsalvat (Knights of the Grail). We will thus see how the mountain serves as a metaphor for the the human body and human consciousness, and thus man and woman’s initiatory ascent to mystic realization.

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 twelve 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 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

1:30pm

Oracular Seidh
In the Viking Age, seers journeyed from place to place to answer people’s questions. Today, we do the same thing at pagan festivals. This practice comes from the heathen tradition, but all are welcome as we support each other with our energy and learn what wyrd has woven. This session is limited to 60 people. For more information about Seidh, see www.seidh.org, or /The Way of the Oracle/ by Diana L. Paxson.

Speakers
S

Seidhjaller

Seidhjallr, founded by Diana L. Paxson, author of /The Way of the Oracle/, is the oracular group associated with Hrafnar kindred. We have served the Pagan community in Northern California since 1991. We also present smaller oracular rituals in Berkeley four times a year.


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

1:30pm

Macha, Horses, and Sovereignty in Irish Paganism
A discussion of the intersection of sovereignty, horse symbolism, and the Goddess Macha in Irish paganism. All of Macha various appearances in Irish mythology will be covered as well as the way that each relates to sovereignty. Her connection to horses, and the importance of horses as symbols of fertility, kingship, and warriors will also be discussed.

Speakers
MD

Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler is an Irish Reconstructionist with Heathen tendencies who has been a polytheist since the early ’90′s. Morgan is a witch who follows a path inspired by the Irish Fairy Faith and teaches classes on Irish myth and magical practices, fairies, and related subjects in America as well as teaching internationally. Morgan’s writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Pagan Dawn and Air n-Aithesc... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Carlos

1:30pm

Akhenaten and Moses: Origin and Consequences of Monotheism
Pharaoh Akhenaten gave birth to monotheistic Atenism around 1350 BCE. Many believe that less than a century later, the proto-Israelite Moses led the beginnings of a second monotheism that ultimately evolved into Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Over the centuries, monotheism evolved distinguishing (and disturbing) features that endure to today. How did monotheism develop? What’s the connection between Akhenaten and Moses? What critically important components of faith did Israelite monotheism and its successors reject, and what were the consequences? Our session will dig deep to find answers.

Speakers
JG

Jehon Grist

COO and Senior Educator, Lehrhaus Judaica. Ph.D., UC Berkeley, ancient Near Eastern cultures


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Non-violent de-escalation techniques
Come and learn non-violent ways to de-escalate unpredictable situations from a pair of dedicated and experienced social workers. This will help strengthen your skills and broaden your tool box in our uncertain world. No experience required to attend.

Speakers
CB

Crystal Blanton

Crystal Blanton is an author, priestess and Social Worker. She works with children and families in the Bay Area and does activism work around the injustices and systemic racism perpetrated against People of Color. Her books include Bridging the Gap; Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society, and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World. She edited the Shades of Faith; Minority Voices in Paganism and Shades of Ritual anthologies. She is... Read More →
RW

Rhyd Wildermuth

Rhyd Wildermuth is the managing editor and co-founder of Gods&Radicals, a site of Pagan anti-capitalism and A Beautiful Resistance. He's a bard, a witch, a polytheist and a heretic, as well as a theorist and writer.


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Fir

1:30pm

Pentacle Magic
Explore ancient & contemporary sacred ways of working with the encircled five pointed star as a spiritual emblem, ceremonial tool, & portal. This experiential workshop includes guided meditation & ritual experiences. Participants are invited to bring one or more pentacle amulets, pentacle discs, and/or pentacle inscribed items to be energized.

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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

1:30pm

Sacred Cats: A magical and historical presentation
This is a presentation and ritual honoring the Divine feline! Cats have been considered to be sacred and powerful creatures in various cultures all over the world, throughout ancient to contemporary times. We will look at the history of how cats have been revered and treated, and the special relationship that humans hold with these magical beings. We will close with a short ritual honoring cat deities and invoking loyalty, love, and playfulness!

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."


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Juan

1:30pm

Creativity and the Goddess
You are invited to join us on an experiential and meditative journey to the Goddess to connect deeper with the internal Divine Feminine on a journey of personal transformation. This workshop will create a colorful tapestry with music, reflection, intuition and fantastic art supplies to cultivate a relationship with the Great Goddess.

Speakers
CA

Creativity and the Divine Feminine

Jessica Bowman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, a Master’s Degree in Women’s Spirituality and Teaching and Administrative Credentials. She works in public education leadership and is an Intentional Creativity Coach, healer and artist. She is a doctoral student researching the use of art and creativity as organizational transformation and peaceful activism for social justice. Kristen Calvert-Chavez has a B. A. (Creative Arts), M.A... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom

1:30pm

Jailbreaking the Goddess
Beyond womb-based designations for womanness and divine feminal power, we encounter and embrace true sovereignty. In her book _Jailbreaking the Goddess_, Lasara offers a new model for interfacing with the feminal divine. Moving from the familiar, uterine-based threefold maiden/mother/crone format into a more inclusive, flexible, self-defining fivefold format, this system liberates women from the weight of patriarchy. Our work is female-focused; male-identified people are welcome to witness the workshop, & may interact in the formal q&a at end of the session.

Speakers
LF

Lasara Firefox Allen

Lasara Firefox Allen is the best selling author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality (7/2016), and Sexy Witch (2005), both published by Llewellyn Worldwide. A wild hearted change agent, Lasara delivers tools for transformation, provides strategies for embodiment, and creates vibrant spaces for personal and collective liberation. Lasara’s coaching and teaching work weaves together themes of empowerment... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

1:30pm

Ecstatic Witchcraft : The Star Goddess and the Gates of Heka
In this workshop we discuss the concepts and practices of ecstatic witchcraft and explore the arts of breathing, dancing, drumming, and singing to enhance the conscious state and traverse the planes. Working with the material from his book, The Witch’s Book of Power, Devin Hunter introduces you to the medicine of the Star Goddess, the primordial force that comprises all things, as you open the gates of Heka and your soul takes flight. This workshop is for witches who are interested in compelling primal magic and want to feel power move through them when working their arte.

Speakers
DH

Devin Hunter

Devin Hunter is a professional Witch and the resident House Medium at The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, Ca. He holds third-degree initiations in multiple traditions and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires and a Founding Member of the Black Rose Tradition of Witchcraft. He is the author of The Witch’s Book of Power (Llewellyn 2016) and The Witch’s Book of Spirits (Llewellyn 2017.) He is the host of the AV Club favorited... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Oak

1:30pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony
A brief history of tea and meditation followed by performance of Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Speakers
ML

Ms Lynn Scriven

I am a lifelong student of yoga and a many year student of Hindu philosophy. Seven years ago I began adapting my practice to focus more on meditative forms of yoga to help lower my blood pressure. At this time, while taking classes in wearing kimono, I stumbled across Edosenke Japanese Tea Ceremony. When I noticed that tea ceremony was a form of meditation I added it to my yoga practice and continue both to this day. I also have a more general... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Silicon Valley

1:30pm

My Name is Cernunnos - A Reading
In a woodland grove, down a curvy path, there is a door set into a large oak tree. Inside is a very magical friend who is the keeper of the woods, and the creatures within. He has a gift for everyone who comes to visit. Children for 5-99 will enjoy this reading of Cernunnos, his friends, and how to speak to them.

Speakers
DD

Dusty Dionne

Dusty is a 3rd degree in Brit Trad/WISE tradition. Raised Native American Spiritualist, he has taken what he has learned in both Eastern and Western teachings and brings them together to share with children and adults alike.


Sunday February 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Upper Mezzanine

3:30pm

Generations Blot
Join Hrafn Skjodr with a family friendly blot led by multiple generations including our children. We have a sense of humor about honoring our ancestors and our gods and heroes. We will honor our living and dead ancestors and our Gods and Heroes.

Speakers
HS

Hrafn Skjoldr Kindred

Hrafn Skjoldr (Raven Shield) Kindred, led by Nan Boyster, is a tribal Asatru/Heathen group which honors the Norse Gods and offers public blots and ceremonies in the Antelope Valley of Southern California.


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

3:30pm

The White Spring, Grass Roots Paganism in Britain Today
Max and Lisa will share their experiences of the new wave of street-level paganism in Glastonbury, that draws people from around the world to the White Spring shrine. They will also lead visionary work to attune us to the consciousness of the sacred springs, and to strong new paganism that has emerged there.

Speakers
LA

Lisa and Max Goodwin

Lisa & Max are founders of the White Spring pagan shrine at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. The shrine is open to all ; it attracts many itinerants and disadvantaged people, and is totally dedicated to pagan deities. They also hold ritual space at Glastonbury Festival, one of the largest music events in the world. Their work is at the potent grass roots of modern hands-on paganism and magic.


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

FRASS - Pagan Gardening Chat & Seed Swap
From simplest basil in your windowsill, roto-tilling your front yard for a veggie garden, creating & participating in community gardens, to permaculture practice, herbology, and sustaining a sacred garden, come meet & greet with other Pagan gardeners, bring your successes and questions, and join in a seed swap for the coming year.

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, as well as making a long-time sacred practice of creating in the fiber arts.


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom

3:30pm

Faery Magic & Re-Enchantment of the World: Tapping the Enduring
Faery Magic and Re-Enchantment of the World: Tapping the Enduring Wisdom and Potent Power of the Ancestors of All Earth-Life. Our ancestors felt strongly that the visible natural world is interpenetrated by an invisible (or intravisible) and co-existent realm populated by hosts of beings, some strange, some luminous and others beautiful beyond comprehension; and, all of them quite powerful. This workshop include information I have never shared before including extending the ancestral stream and the hosting of the Faery queen where two horizon culminating in a re-consecration of the sacred underworld and the human/Faery alliance.

Speakers
OF

Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is a conjure man of southern folk magic, traditional witch and faery seer. He was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he began studying faith-healing, root-doctoring, faery lore and the second-sight practises of southern and Appalachian culture. He is the author of “The Faery Teachings", "The Candle and the Crossroads" and "The Flame in the Cauldron." and, founder of the House of Brigh Faery Seership... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar/ Pine

3:30pm

Bones, Shells, and Curios: An Introduction to Bone Divination
This workshop will be an introduction to divination using bones, shells, and other small items. We will cover putting a basic bone set together, determining meanings for pieces, consecration, and elementary interpretation. Doors will close once the workshop has begun.

Speakers
MJ

Michele Jackson

Michele Jackson is a diviner, an artist, and the author of Bones, Shells, and Curios: A Contemporary Method of Casting the Bones.


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Juan

3:30pm

Journey to the Sacred Well: Seeking our Magic
Remember when we stood together under the starry sky, when we lifted our hands from the sacred well to drink? Join us for an ecstatic, participatory ritual to seek the magic of the ancient waters. If you could call out for the magic…the inspiration…life force and hope…would you dare? What incantation will you sing to wish on the stars? Seeking this magic means journeying down the roots of the world tree…gazing into the mirror of souls…seeking the mysteries of your very depths. What must you transform? And what is the dream in the center of your heart? Adults/mature teens only, closed at 15 min

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 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak

3:30pm

Toppling the Tower
Rituals and spells for Resistance, Revolution and Radical Self Care.

Speakers
IM

Irene McCalphin

Queer Fat Burlesque Dancer, Chanteuse, Model and Art Activist Irene McCalphin (Magnoliah Black) can be found all over the Bay Area creating and maintaining spaces for radical self-love and empowerment. Co-founder and resident Massage Therapist of A Sovereign Embodiment (ASE) Healing Collective she provides compassionate care to intersectional communities.  This published author, storyteller and performer highlights the intersections of... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

3:30pm

Working with Difficult Gods
Working with the Gods is not all hearts and rainbows. Every deity, no matter how bright, has a dark side. Some of us choose (or are chosen) to work with Gods who are Themselves difficult and demanding, and additionally are perceived as "bad" choices by others in our community. The Gods are not fluffy bunny friends; They are strong and fierce, and we must be strong and fierce in our devotion to Them. We'll talk about balancing devotion with practical considerations, and how to handle people who think it's their duty to inform you of the error of your ways.

Speakers
AH

Anastasia Haysler

Anastasia Haysler is a San Francisco writer and Northern Traditions pagan who runs Tarot Media Company and Black Swan Press. 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. She teaches classes on Tarot, Runes, Numerology, and general divination theory. She comments on divination and life at www.WalkingInTheIronWood.com.


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Silicon Valley

3:30pm

Practical Neoplatonic Theurgy
Theurgy is the ritual practice of establishing communion with the Gods with an ultimate goal of deification, so far as possible for mortals. Although its roots lie deep in shamanic practice, it was developed to a high art by Neoplatonic philosophers, including Iamblichus and Proclus. I will explain the basic principles of Neoplatonic theurgy, including the three paths of ascent to divine union, and teach some basic theurgical practices.

Speakers
BM

Bruce MacLennan

Bruce MacLennan PhD has studied and practiced ancient Greek religion and spiritual disciplines for more than forty years. He has also studied the relationship between Neoplatonic spiritual practices, Jungian psychology, and neurotheology and has published journal articles and book chapters on these topics. He is the author of "The Wisdom of Hypatia" (Llewellyn 2013). MacLennan is invited regularly to give international presentations and offers... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
San Carlos

5:15pm

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers, and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the  swirling energies of PantheaCon.


Sunday February 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Boardroom

5:15pm

Self-Defense: Krav-Maga for Anyone
Come learn simple Krav Maga techniques to deal with a punch or knife. This class is open to people of all ages, genders, and physical abilities.

Speakers
HS

Hannah Storyteller

Hannah Storyteller has been practicing Krav Maga for five years and completed her instructor certification course last year. She is dedicated to making her community safer both physically and magically.


Sunday February 19, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

Waking Freyr - A Devotion to Freyr and Freyja
Freyr, the Vanic God of the World, is sacrificed with the Autumn harvest to become the Lord of the Mound for the Winter. As Spring approaches, it is time for Freyja to waken her brother and welcome him back to the dance of life! Join us for a trance devotional of music and drumming for Freyja and Freyr.

Speakers
TV

The 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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Oak

7:00pm

Meeting the Green Pulse Oracle
The Green Pulse Oracle has roots in the 1,700 year-old Irish Ogham language and the Feraferian version of the Tree Alphabet Calendar. Ogham, although briefly used as a language for public inscriptions, was primarily a secret language of Druids, poets and scholars, for use in divination and magic. Each Ogham letter holds vast amounts of ancient lore, since as an oral society Druids had to memorize all their cultural wisdom. Aligned with the Sacred Year, they give insight into Gaia's dance of the seasons. Learn to use these potent leaf-shaped symbols to divine your own present and future.

Speakers
JC

Jo Carson and Feraferia

Feraferia is a love culture for wilderness. As a faerie faith, Feraferia connects you to living spirits of your particular surround. We draw from ancient Crete, the Eleusinian Mysteries, troubadour practices, and megalithic traditions. We celebrate the Goddess especially as Artemis-Persephone, who carries keys to the future. Feraferia leader Jo Carson is a filmmaker (her feature "Dancing With Gaia" screened at PantheaCon 2011) and published... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Boardroom

7:00pm

Trance Dancing with the Jinn
A traditional Egyptian trance dance ritual preceded by a half hour explanatory lecture and half an hour of instruction of the method's unique movements. Please do not eat prior to the ritual.

Speakers
YH

Yasmin Henkesh

Yasmin Henkesh is a world-renowned belly dancer with forty years of performance and teaching experience - from Washington DC and New York, to London, Paris and Cairo. While living in Egypt she obtained a Masters degree in Arabic (AUCairo) and researched Egyptian sacred dance. Through her music label, Sands of Time Music, she has released Zar - Trance Dancing for Women, Volumes 1 - 3, compilations of authentic Egyptian trance music. Her first... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm

Concert: Return of the Ancient Matriarch, with Holly Tannen
RETURN OF THE ANCIENT MATRIARCH A one-woman, multi-entity show created and performed by Holly Tannen, Mistress of Folklore, and her Entities from the Half-Astral Plane. Holly’s best-loved songs include “Brownies for Breakfast,” “Victim of Them,” and “Anarchist Eyes.” Suburban shamans, langwitches, and bonobo wannabees are all welcome to sing along with proud and satirical Pagan anthems, plus mystical songs from Taoist, Sephardic, and Sufi traditions. “Leave the poet her crazy laughter/Let her run free beneath the sky/ Till her soul overflows with verses/ Songs that make you laugh and cry."

Speakers
HT

Holly Tannen

Holly Tannen is a Reclaiming tradition priestess of Brighid, and a folklorist specializing in humor, traditional ballads, and European magical ritual. Her recordings include Between the Worlds, Rime of the Ancient Matriarch, and Crazy Laughter.


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

7:00pm

Death, Drag and Drama - The Quandry of Quiddity
Death - it comes to us all. But what do we believe happens to us after death? Who are you, really? Join Coroner, Drag Queen & Druid Priest Kristoffer Hughes on a dizzying and challenging journey through questions of identity, physical death and into the void. Here we will explore our preconceived notions of death, misconceptions and subtle programming from society, we address concepts like the 'Summerlands', do they actually exists, or are we just towing the New Age line? Embark on a tragic, emotional yet hilarious hour. But remember - None of us are going to get out of this alive.

Speakers
KH

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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

7:00pm

The Descent of Inanna
An interactive, movement-oriented portrayal of the Descent of Inanna from Her decision to enter the Underworld to Her resurrection, told through belly dance, music and song. Non-officiants can participate through call-and-response, singing and other speaking, as well as some movement, or can witness the events quietly, as they choose.

Speakers
HO

House of Inanna

House of Inanna is a belly dance troupe based in San Jose, CA. Most of our members are pagan, and we have done a number of dance-oriented rituals over the years, notably the Descent of Inanna at Tribal Fest and an original devotional story-telling dance about the Bodhisattva Tara. We've participated in DiDi Gordon and Sarah Astarte’s Belly Dance Soiree at PantheaCon the past few years. Director Petra is a certified American Tribal Style® Belly... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

7:00pm

Embracing Restorative Magic
Working in community often means that we have work that needs to be done to repair, restore and renew the relationships that help us to thrive. Living in today's society means that we are always navigating in a deficit model of thinking that often filters to our own communities and our magic; making it hard to stay focused on engaging in deeper restorative practices. Join us for discussion and magical interventions aimed at repairing, reviving and restoring; using the power of community and connection to heal, thrive, and grow.

Speakers
CB

Crystal Blanton

Crystal Blanton is an author, priestess and Social Worker. She works with children and families in the Bay Area and does activism work around the injustices and systemic racism perpetrated against People of Color. Her books include Bridging the Gap; Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society, and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World. She edited the Shades of Faith; Minority Voices in Paganism and Shades of Ritual anthologies. She is... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

7:00pm

Kids' Ritual and Circle
Calling all children - it's circle time! Time to dance and sing! Time to have a blast doing a ritual that's all about you kids! After running South Bay Pagan Kids for a few years, Taffy Dugan has crafted 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, despite their different traditions.

Speakers
TD

Taffy Dugan

Taffy Dugan enjoys creating rituals for children that incorporate mythology and traditional stories in ways that children understand, participate, and enjoy. She’s a mother of 2 young children who runs South Bay Pagan Kids’ Circle 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.


Sunday February 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Silicon Valley

9:00pm

Inanna and Dumuzi Procession and Devotional
Inanna and Dumuzi are among civilization's earliest Deities that we have writing about. They are Deities of civilization, agriculture, herding, and sex. Some of their ancient worshippers were gender-benders. Come, celebrate and worship with us as we lead a procession around the hotel in Their honor and conclude with a devotional to these magnificent Deities. Queer and trans folk specifically invited, all welcome.

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 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Martin/ San Simeon

9:00pm

ADF Ritual for Unity
In a time of difficulty within our American society, ADF will be leading a ritual designed to bring everyone together with the desire of unity. Not just unity among pagans, but unity across all boundaries. Only through joining together and creating peace and trust can we make a difference in the outside world. We will focus our magical working on calling upon spirits of Liberty and Justice, as well as focusing on how we as a unity people can make a difference in our society.

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 →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Oak

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 systems, such as the Gothic Runes. 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 and Northern Traditions pagan who runs Tarot Media Company and Black Swan Press. 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. She teaches classes on Tarot, Runes, Numerology, and general divination theory. She comments on divination and life at www.WalkingInTheIronWood.com.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Boardroom

9:00pm

the Darker Side of Fairy
A look at some of the darker folklore associated with Fairy, what it teaches us about the Otherworld, and tips for how to safely navigate experiences involving the Unseelie court. Not all fairies are nice, and traditional folklore offers a guide for those interested in learning how to interact with the Otherworld.

Speakers
MD

Morgan Daimler

Morgan Daimler is an Irish Reconstructionist with Heathen tendencies who has been a polytheist since the early ’90′s. Morgan is a witch who follows a path inspired by the Irish Fairy Faith and teaches classes on Irish myth and magical practices, fairies, and related subjects in America as well as teaching internationally. Morgan’s writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Pagan Dawn and Air n-Aithesc... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Jose/ Santa Clara

9:00pm

Dance Elemental - Ecstatic Expression
Celebrate your unique gifts and be witnessed! Co-create this shared ecstatic expression bringing your authentic presence. Ecstatic dance puts you in touch with your bliss body, aligning the mind with the inner rhythms of life. Journey wtih us through the elements, spiraling towards Center. Ignite your passions, resonate with the frequencies of the natural world, break open your heart. Lightly guided moving meditations, live DJ, live music and drumming create the container. This is permeable sacred space, a dance ritual. No talking on the dance floor, please. All ages and genders welcome.

Speakers
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DevaGnosis

At Devagnosis, we believe that all of nature is sacred. Since 2007, we've empowered individuals through conscious community connection, joyfully deep play, and the sacred work of discovering ourselves together. We are here to help awaken and manifest our innate divinity. We facilitate and promote community events and classes that inspire personal growth, meaningful communication, inner healing, physical well-being, conscious exploration and... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Cedar/ Pine

9:00pm

Rainbow Moon Circle: Rite of the Sparkling Spectra
Priest/ess/xes and Dedicants of CAYA Coven invite people of any and all genders—or none—to join us in this sacred rite to recognize and celebrate gender diversity in our deities, in our communities, and in ourselves. We will invoke Panprosdexia (All-Acceptance); the Agender deity of the Tetrad++, to guide us in transforming the corrosive shrapnel of life's conflicts into glittering balls of magick to empower our work and play in the world.

Speakers
RM

Rainbow Moon Circle

The Rainbow Moon Circle is a safe and sacred space for all people to explore the spectrum of gender and identity. We honor the holistic experience of self-determined identity and its infinite intersections. We celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is Powerful, Delightful, Enthusiastic, Playful, Transformative, Magickal, Compassionate, and Reverent. Our mxgender Priestxes host rituals in the San Francisco Bay Area and hold... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
San Juan/ San Carlos

9:00pm

Shapeshifters & Siren Songs
An immersive, intimate, original music-and-storytelling experience presented by singer S. J. Tucker and friends, featuring mermaids, Tricksters, selkies, spells, and world folklore, sprinkled with jazz and served hot. Join us far from the path, down in the deep water, and be welcome.

Speakers
SJ

S. J. Tucker

“Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.” S. J. Tucker has been the glad captain of her own independent music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to travel the continent, singing songs and changing lives. Named a vanguard of the Mythpunk movement and even “the face of neo-tribal Paganism” by Witches & Pagans Magazine, Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth. With... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

9:00pm

Devotional for the Olympians and Chthonic Deities
No deity is an island. Even as we, humans, are shaped by the family we grew up with and the relationships we maintain, a deity’s sacred personality exists in relationship with other deities. If you work with an Olympian or an Underworld deity from this vast pantheon, we invite you to come and meet their deific family, friends and co-workers. This ritual will include a fusion of traditional Hellenic and neo-pagan ritual styles.

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.


Sunday February 19, 2017 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00pm

Singing Bowl Meditation
Sound Baths, or singing bowl meditations, are a powerful way to bring your body into a state of calm, using brass and crystal singing bowls as the conduit. The tones have been shown to balance out the brainwaves, enabling people to have a deeper, more healing, meditative experience. No small children, please. No admittance once we begin.

Speakers
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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 19, 2017 11:00pm - Monday February 20, 2017 12:30am
San Juan/ San Carlos

11:00pm

Hekate At The Crossroads: A Meeting of Mind & Movement
In honor of the goddess Hekate, we shall meet at the Crossroads, engaging in a ritual that combines live music, sacred dance, and embodied movement to allow us to see where we have come from, where we are at, and where we are going- individually and as a community. Tempest and Nathaniel will present an ecstatic rite that fuses together elements of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Dance, Inspired World Music, and Ritual Performance. You will be welcomed to participate at your own level of comfort, no dance or ritual experience necessary.

Speakers
TA

Tempest & Nathaniel Johnstone

Tempest & Nathaniel Johnstone are a dance-&-music duo from Seattle, WA. Tempest 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. Nathaniel is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso (violin, viola, guitar, banjo, mandolin) whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries... Read More →


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00pm - Monday February 20, 2017 12:30am
Cedar/ Pine

11:00pm

Huntress, Sister, Midwife, Protectress: A Devotional
This devotional ritual explores the four archetypes of Artemis: Huntress, Sister, Midwife, and Protectress. Self-identified women are invited to join as we sing songs, give offerings, and make petitions.

Speakers
SO

Sisters of the Huntress

The Sisters of the Huntress, a devotional group dedicated to the Huntress archetype of Artemis and Diana under the umbrella of Come As You Are Pagan Congregation, is comprised of women in the East Bay and Portland areas.


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00pm - Monday February 20, 2017 12:30am
San Martin/ San Simeon

11:00pm

Raising Up the God of the Vine
Each winter while the vines are dormant, Dionysos plays house-sitter for his half-brother Apollo, keeping watch over Delphi so the pythias don't get too lonely. The vines wake, however, and weep for return of their God. Join us for Dionysos' last night at Delphi--given who he is, the god of wine may need a little help getting up and at it. 21 and over please, as wine will be available at this ritual. Drinking it is not mandatory, however.

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 19, 2017 11:00pm - Monday February 20, 2017 12:30am
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00pm

Spark Collective Heart Circle
Join the Spark Collective for a fun, participatory, ecstatic, improvisational, magical circle. Our ritual is a ceremony of spontaneity, mindfulness and presence. We celebrate everyone whose will is to participate. We join our voices, speak with our feet and our hands, let our passion move our bodies, and raise our spirits. Bring your joy, love, engagement, and energy. Bring your whole self. Let your practice be your play and your play be your practice. We will co-create an inspiring and empowering ritual to engage our gifts, explore our connections, and build our beautiful community.

Speakers
SC

Spark Collective

The Spark Collective is a magical community that meets monthly in Berkeley. Our circles bring people together to inspire personal transformation, foster community, and celebrate spirit. Our rituals use the sacred fire circle model and are inclusive and open to all. We hold a safe space to stretch and try new things. The magic begins as we open ourselves to deep witnessing and sacred play. More information at sparkcollective.org


Sunday February 19, 2017 11:00pm - Monday February 20, 2017 12:30am
Oak
 
Monday, February 20
 

9:00am

Devotional to the Dagda: A Good Day for Good Work
The Good God! God of Plenty, God of community, of honest work, and sincere celebration! Come gather round and hear a story (or two!) to inspire you in your own work. Sit within community and honor the fruits of labor and the balm of hospitality. All are welcome at the hearth of the Dagda. Know the heart of generosity, a cauldron ever full, take a portion with you and bring it out to the world. Note: There will be the handling of barley and/or wheat substances in this ritual.

Speakers
CO

Cauldron of the Celts

A devotional group in the SF Bay Area by those devoted 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.


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Cedar

9:00am

Divining Divinity: Seeking the Gods of Britain
Set in writing during medieval times, but believed to have their origins in Celtic Pagan Britain, the myths and legends of Wales do not directly identify any divinities -- yet figures such as Rhiannon, Ceridwen, and Lleu are nonetheless widely worshiped by modern Pagans as gods. Using etymology, linguistics, syncretism, and symbology, we will explore some of the major figures from the Welsh pantheon in order to excavate the truth of their natures. We will also consider the broader question of what constitutes a god, as well as the connection between cultural needs and cosmological development.

Speakers
JT

Jhenah Telyndru

Jhenah Telyndru is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon. She is an author whose works include "Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom", and "The Avalonian Oracle." She presents workshops across North America and facilitates journeys to sacred sites in the British Isles with Mythic Seeker Spiritual Pilgrimages. Jhenah holds a master's degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Martin

9:00am

Earthseed: Uses of Fiction in Spiritual Belief and Practice
Using numerous examples drawn from books, film, and tv as well as recent scholarship on "invented religions," we will engage in a lively discussion on the role of fiction in spiritual belief and practice. Special attention will be given to African-American Science Fiction author Octavia Butler's "Earthseed" religion. Issues for discussion will include the nature of religion (and cultural assumptions about "real religions"), authenticity, identity, and the role of the imaginal world. Attendees will be encouraged to give examples from their own experiences.

Speakers
PR

Patrick Reeves

Patrick Reeves, PhD, is a spiritually eclectic scholar and professor of the history of religions. An avid reader in all forms of speculative literature, he's particularly interested in how myth (which comes to the modern west as literature) and imaginative literature shape spiritual belief and practice.


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Carlos

9:00am

Music, Magic, and The Art of Ritual Soundscapes
Can you hear the call, the kaleidoscope of sound and rhythm cascading together to weave our magic? We’ll go beyond chanting and into the rich tapestry of sound as ritual technology including: layered harmonies, vocal percussion, drumming, instruments, crafting extemporaneous chants, trancework, and more. Delve into the mysteries of our collective voices as we craft a sweet song of devotion, a furious incantation…as the beat of drums and stomping feet calls us home. Together we’ll create a musical intention; bring your voices, drums, bodies, and any instruments you like! All skill levels welcome.

Speakers
SA

Shauna Aura Knight & Gwion Raven

Shauna and Gwion are passionate about music and magic in ritual, about enchanting our lives through sacred sound. Shauna is an author and ritualist who teaches the arts of ecstatic ritual using trancework, chanting, and other techniques to engage our deep selves. Gwion is a Reclaiming witch who loves to experiment with sound, singing, guttural sounds, drumming, clapping, stomping, rattle-shaking, and embodying all that in ritual. Together they... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Pine

9:00am

Pagans and World Peace
Pagans of all varieties hold a common thread that connects us all to the Web of World Peace. Come and discover the true meaning of Peace, and your own hidden thread that can weave its perfect picture onto the canvas of your life. Discern the many unexpected ways in which you are already a powerful Peacemaker, and together we shall explore the potent threads that we as Pagans specifically hold, along with a unique responsibility, to create the magical Web that can encompass the globe, transforming Fear into Love and Fighting into Friendship, and creating the Planet of Peace that we all desire.

Speakers
PM

Patrick McCollum

H.E. Venerable Rev. Patrick McCollum is a Pagan & Interfaith Minister whose international Peace & Justice accomplishments transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers. He serves in many capacities, from Executive Director of the Patrick McCollum Foundation for Peace, to interfaith chaplaincy liaison and advisor on religious diversity for the U.S. government, to active King of a large Clan in Ghana. He created the World Peace Violin... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Oak

9:00am

Sacred Conversations
A specific style for discussing race and privilege in a spiritual community context. The difference between talking and having Sacred Conversation includes the intention and gathering in Sacred Space to listen and be heard deeply with a focus on self-reflection in relationship to each other as a community and in relationship to the God and Goddess. The topic for this Sacred Conversation will be reflection on privilege and how this can consciously/unconsciously impact Pagans of Color with the goal of having something to take home to our local communities.

Speakers
JC

Jacki Chuculate

Jacki Chuculate, a social worker and witch, has 20 years of experience in reconciliation work in St. Louis, MO. She has facilitated groups in the areas of: addressing violence, interpersonal conflict, anti-racism and effective communication. As a witch with a deep love for the Web of Life particularly the interconnection of all the realms of Beloved Community both seen and unseen, Jacki has a passion and commitment to supporting and enhancing... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

9:00am

Say it Sister...Finding your voice or presence in ritual
My is focus is to help you be confident stepping into a priestess, ritual leader or public speaking role in ritual within any tradition. Together we explore finding the right words or visual action as well as focusing on grounding, presence, voice and physical effectiveness. The goal is not make everyone boom out like a “theatrical actor” but to “own” your offer and your presence with confidence and resonance. I am an experienced performance professional and professor, ritualist and Reclaiming priestess. I want to see you shine and hear your voice. We are the people we have been waiting for!

Speakers
PM

Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller is a theatre professional and professor, ritualist and Priestess in the Reclaiming tradition. She is interested in building bridges and acts of transformation whether in performance space or in ritual spaces including Spiral Dance, Witchcamps, Many Gods West ​and​ early Burning Man. In her professional life, she works in many genres ran​ging from classics to new play development, modern works and live arts genres... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Monterey

9:00am

Shadow Work 101: Audit of the Soul
What is Shadow? How do we explore the depths of our Soul that we hide from ourselves, and from the world? We all have aspects of ourselves that lie hidden from ourselves, from the world. How do we transform ourselves to root out those hidden aspects and give them life? Join Adrianne for an exploration of what Shadow Work is and how to begin. We will explore what Shadow is, how it is viewed throughout the world, and how we can take practical application to better integrate our Shadow Self.

Speakers
AS

Adrianne Street

Adrianne is an auditor by day and an avid learner by night. Led by a passion to help others look at their life objectively to find ways to improve themselves, Adrianne has taken the tools she has learned as an auditor and found ways to apply them to our everyday lives. Adrianne is a Celtic Polytheist who also likes to study the many traditions that are part of our world so that she can honor the diversity that shapes our everyday life.


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Juan

9:00am

Under the Spectrum Tent
Ever heard of red tent? This program will discuss how to start and keep a support group for your community, especially with or diverse members.

Speakers
SK

Sylvia KittyWolf

Grew up in a spanish speaking conservative Christian environment. Started witchcraft at 18, pantheacon since 2006


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
San Simeon

9:00am

Way of The Magical Intelligence
A workshop based on the book, Way of the Magical Intelligence by Rene Collins. Covers the various inner functions of humanity spiritual anatomy, and meditation techniques on how to use this knowledge to guide the life force. Magical Intelligence is a great intelligence within you. This power runs every part of your life, from the automatic functions of the body, to the events & circumstances affecting your life & well-being. It is the same intelligence which binds the galaxies! In this class we will learn its laws so we can direct our life's arc co-creatively with the Universal Intelligence!

Speakers
RC

Rene Collins

Rene Collins is an artist, magician and spiritual teacher with more than 30 years of experience. He is committed to improving the lives of others with his spiritual teachings, music and acting. Along with the music education business he manages, he is currently on staff as the spiritual mentor at Breathe Life Healing Centers and Trauma Services. Rene has been teaching his Magical Intelligence curriculum to private students over the last decade... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Carmel

11:00am

The Four Treasures of Ireland
Through guided journeying, we will acquaint ourselves with the four great treasures of Ireland - the Spear, the Sword, the Cauldron, and the LiaFal. We will find these treasures within our own spirits, and learn to use them to live more effective lives.

Speakers
LC

Linda Costello

Rev. Linda Mae Costello earned her clergy credentials from the Fellowship of Druidism in the Latter Age (FoDLA). Linda Mae has been studying about the ancient Druids since 1991, and is a current member of several druid organizations in addition to FoDLA. Linda is dedicated to teaching others more about history, lore, and application of this interesting and colorful culture, and to that end, she created EarthLove Fellowship: FoDLA Druids of the... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Silicon Valley

11:00am

The Magic of Grace
The Magic of Grace: The Forgotten Arts of Forgiveness, Blessing, and Praying-True. There are core spiritual skills that are neglected or marginally understood in a world that desperately needs them for the survival of our species and other earth-life. These somewhat forgotten sacred magical arts are fundamental to developing what could be called “a graceful heart”. Orion will teach (a) a new and empowered meaning to forgiveness;(b) blessing as a practise that restores its target to the life-stream by mediating Divine Love and the Harmony of Heaven; and (c) a prayer form that arouses the inner star-pulse and twangs web of fate.

Speakers
OF

Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is a conjure man of southern folk magic, traditional witch and faery seer. He was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he began studying faith-healing, root-doctoring, faery lore and the second-sight practises of southern and Appalachian culture. He is the author of “The Faery Teachings", "The Candle and the Crossroads" and "The Flame in the Cauldron." and, founder of the House of Brigh Faery Seership... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pine

11:00am

Are We Really What We Say We Are?
If all you knew about contemporary Paganism came from social media memes, you'd think it means being out in the wilderness, running with wolves, loving spiders and snakes, hoarding crystals, casting spells, howling at the moon and being profoundly affected by every astronomical event, large or small. All this while hating dogma, doctrine and hierarchy. And maybe being an empath. How well do these do these stereotypes match up to the Pagan life you know? Do they help or hurt us? Let's compare to the reality of being Pagan or Witchy (or whatever) in the 21st century. (Black cats optional.)

Speakers
PB

Phaedra Bonewits

Phaedra Bonewits is a Neopagan teacher, writer, and initiate of several traditions of Wicca, Witchcraft and Hermetic Magic. She was a pioneer in public Pagan worship in Chicago, an active public Pagan in North Carolina, and served as national vice president of the CUUPS. She been a presenter on the topics of magic, Tarot, and ritual at events throughout the US. With her late husband, Isaac Bonewits, she authored Real Energy: Systems, Spirits, and... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Simeon

11:00am

Biochemistry of trance: optimizing going there and coming back
I give science-based ideas on herbs, oils, and supplements to prepare for light trance work and recovery from deep (full body) trance work. Under FIRE I discuss the biochemistry of stress and adrenal recovery. For WATER I discuss relaxation and serotonin and GABA pathways to access to alpha states. EARTH: I give simplified biochemical overview and recipes for purification and grounding. Medicating and grounding with sugar and its consequences are summarized. AIR: The talk is left brained with high data content "how to" component. Notepad advised.

Speakers
RR

R Ristorcelli

I am a long time student of the mysteries and visionary states using the maps and technologies of ancient Egypt, QBL, raja yoga, Jung, Thelema, and shamanism' a slut to the gods. Exoterically I work as a scientist (PhD) with specialization in nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes.


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Martin

11:00am

Eating with spirit: Pagans and Food
Juicy double cheeseburger or tasty veggie stir-fry? What do you eat? What enters into your food choices: taste, cost, healthfulness, animal rights, sustainability, Pagan ethics? join us for an open, non-judgmental discussion of Paganism and food. When is a meal a sacrament, a social event, a means to survive, or an assault on the planet? What foods are Earth-friendly and sustainable for humanity? Different choices will be respected, and we will not prescribe any “perfect diet." Azrael Arynn K has co-authored How to Become a Witch and other books, and has eaten food for many years.

Speakers
AA

Azrael Arynn K

Azrael is a 3rd degree priestess of the Ladywood Tradition of Wicca, and Dean of the School of Sacred Living at Ardantane. She has co-authored Ritualcraft, Heart of Tarot, Candlemas, and How to Become a Witch.


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cedar

11:00am

Pagan Power for World Peace, featuring the World Peace Violin
A sacred ritual in partnership with the Patrick McCollum Foundation for Peace, Shaman Smith, and the Wisdom Council of the Starlit Well, featuring Scarlet Rivera on the World Peace Violin. In today's war-torn world, we are all too familiar with the feelings of Fear and Righteous Anger that boil up within us around acts of Terror and Injustice, and the overwhelming sense of helplessness that often accompany them. In this ritual we shall harness the profound power in the Anger and Fear, and channel it into the action of Healing, transforming Fear into Love, and ourselves into true Peacemakers

Speakers
PM

Patrick McCollum

H.E. Venerable Rev. Patrick McCollum is a Pagan & Interfaith Minister whose international Peace & Justice accomplishments transcend cultural, religious, and political barriers. He serves in many capacities, from Executive Director of the Patrick McCollum Foundation for Peace, to interfaith chaplaincy liaison and advisor on religious diversity for the U.S. government, to active King of a large Clan in Ghana. He created the World Peace Violin... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Oak

11:00am

Pop Culture Magick for Geeks
Do you love Doctor Who, Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Superheroes, and Dungeons and Dragons? Want to learn how to harness that geekery into effective magick? In this workshop we’ll explore how to use the characters and iconography we love from sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming to perform magick that takes advantage of the pathways already seared into our brains by geeking out. This workshop is appropriate for people of all paths and ages, at any level of nerdiness. Updated for 2017!

Speakers
EC

Emily Carlin

Emily Carlin is an eclectic witch, writer, teacher, ritual presenter, and mediator, based in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in shadow magick, defensive magick, and pop culture magick. You can read her work in her book Defense Against the Dark, the latest Llewelyn Magickal Almanacs, and on her blogs Exoteric Magick (http://witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/exoteric-magick.html) and Blacksun Magick (http://blacksunmagick.blogspot.com/).


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

Sacred World Dance
In this 'playshop', diverse traditional dances from around the globe are entwined with nature-centered spirituality, core shamanism, and authentic expression methodology. These teachings honor the spirit of the ancient cultures that these dances embody while bringing a spark of new life and passion to them, empowering students to explore and create their own sacred dance practices. Come prepared to move and sweat! Bring your whole self! All ages and genders welcome. Some dance/movement experience is helpful.

Speakers
DU

Dakini Uma Amitabha

Co-founder of DevaGnosis, Dakini has been a performing artist and student of the Mysteries for over 30 years. Drawing from a variety of dance traditions: Mid Eastern, North African, Central Asian, as well as classical western dance styles, Dakini combines these disciplines with core shamanism, trance induction, authentic expression & divine nature spirituality. As a community leader Dakini devotes herself to providing co-creative and... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Jose

11:00am

Strong Roots and Wide Branches: Living Polytheist Traditions
The old ways are returning. Slumbering gods reawaken, gaining strength and gathering followers. But many of the traditions themselves are incomplete. In addition to religious regard for deities, historically most polytheistic cultures also included ancestor veneration, life cycle rituals, personal ethics, group mores, ways of living on and with the land and its spirits, ritual and spiritual artistic expression, and spirit and ritual technologies to best do these things. Let's discuss how we can build, unearth, rediscover, shape and create whole, integrated Polytheist paths.

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 →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel

11:00am

The Rose, The Root, & the Dowsing Rod: Southern Folk Magic
This presentation is an exploration and comparison of Southern Folk Magic, including Appalachian Granny Magic, Southern Conjure/HooDoo Magic, and Brujeria. These vibrant southern magical paths evolved from local societal cultures, often overlapping and complementing one another. Drawing from the organic roots of magic, they speak to "needful workings," using easily available tools and ingredients to address basic, visceral human needs while building powerful and effective magical practices. History, development, techniques, lore, and modern practical application of each path are discussed.

Speakers
KR

Katrina Rasbold

Katrina Rasbold, best-selling author of over thirty books, holds a Ph.D. in Religion and has presented at California festivals for more than two decades. She and her husband, Eric Rasbold, founded the CUSP spiritual path, now practiced worldwide. Her first book, "Energy Magic," reached the #1 position in the Amazon Kindle Bookstore in the category of Paganism and remained there for five weeks. Katrina is a working Conjure Woman, Priestess, Bruja... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

11:00am

Building Rituals of Power
The Witch’s Circle is the most basic of magicks. Casting the circle, calling guardian spirits, Gods and Goddesses, performing magick and meditation, raising energy and then properly releasing everything you’ve summoned and created can be done in many ways. Learn how to set up your altar, which tools you need, and how to truly partner with them. Discover ways to build your rituals with power, to build relationships with the entities that you call on for aid in magick and to make your rituals become a sacred experience that empowers your spirit.

Speakers
AW

Alix Wright

Alix Wright is a Witch, teacher, healing practitioner and High Priestess with the Temple of Witchcraft. She has been leading public rituals in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts area for fifteen years. Alix teaches classes and workshops on meditation, ritual, healing, Reiki, magick and spellwork techniques, as well as the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School classes. She is an ordained minister, offering handfasting, child blessings, crossing... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Juan

12:45pm

Closing Ritual
Join us as we close out PantheaCon 2017

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 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm
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