The Marketplace After Dark
Enjoy our premium ticket for some special after-hours activities- We'll have advanced classes, a masquerade ball, cool activities, and much more stuff going on from early morning into the wee hours of the next one!
If that's more than you can handle, you can still enjoy the "business hours" of the Marketplace- Pretty much the same hours and price you've become acustomed to, but now on Sunday as well. We're expanding with new and better stuff, but not cutting back anything you've grown to love over the last six years. Still- We think the full weekend pass will be well worth your time
Bellydance Showcase and Hafla
Learn some basic bellydance moves, enjoy some of our favorite dancers on stage, and then join them to dance the night away!
Spring Equinox Ritual
Lyrion and Raven ApTower will, for the 7th year, conduct the Opening Ritual on Friday evening at this year’s Magickal Marketplace. Combining the cultural themes of Holi and Ostara, the event will be a joyous and colorful celebration of new beginnings, a figurative time of planning the new garden and what it will represent, and a time to burn away the dead evergreens of winter and what they represented. All attendees are warmly invited to attend this Opening Ceremony to get into the seasonal mindset for the events and activities planned in the coming days at the Marketplace.
Returning to the Magickal Marketplace to lead the opening ritual for the 7th year, are Lyrion and Raven ApTower, Priestess and Priest of the (New Hampshire) Granite Tower. Both are experienced ritualists who, since 1991 have conducted Sabbats, Rites of Passage for individuals and Covens throughout the New England area. Lyrion has written and led many dozen Wiccanings, Pagan Handfastings, over 60 legal weddings, Elderings or Croning rituals and rituals of passing, transition and loss of all types. Both are herbalists who conduct Wildcrafting walks and healing "brews". Their Covenstead is a certified Wildlife Habitat. The beams of their kitchen are often laden with seasonal herbs and mushrooms and the cupboards are filled with tinctures, teas & syrups. Both have lectured and taught widely to other religious denominations, at colleges, civic organizations, and local police departments and serve as resources for the latter. Both Lyrion and Raven were asked to, and served on, the Advisory Committee to the Board of Trustees at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH.
The Festival of Colors Masquerade Ball with Frenchy and the Punk and Jenna Greene
Dress in your finest, most colorful, finery for the costume contest, incredible music, and an evening of dancing and fun. Small munchies will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.
Multi-cultural Genre-bending NY Duo Frenchy and the Punk: Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folk punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!J
Jenna Greene, “The Greene Lady”, is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams. She beautifully interlaces her Celtic, World Folk and New Age influences to create a presentation of haunting ballads, drum-driven dance tunes, lilting harp and mythic story.
There will once again be a prizes for the best costumes. This year's theme is the Indian holiday of Holi: The Festival of Colors, and while we won't be throwing colored powder at each other, we will be celebrating the world of color! So your costumes should be as colorful as possible!
Advanced Classes and Lectures
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk
with Tracy Andryc
Walk the labyrinth in this After Dark workshop and experience the meditative magic of the labyrinth. Beautifully setup in the Movement studio with candles and music bring the experience to life.
Shamanic Vision Quest
With Rev. Steve Wilson and Bety Comerford
Join Shamanic Practitioners Steve Wilson and Bety Comerford as they lead you through a meditation, known as a Shamanic Vision, where you will experience meeting the other side, whether in the form of a spirit guide, god, goddess, wizard or nature spirit who is most appropriate for where you are on your path, and who will give you a treasure gift of what to expect next on your life journey.
Steve is a Certified Shaman in the Mayan and Tibetan traditions, a Channeler, Medium, Reiki Usui & Shambala Master, Qi Gong Practitioner and Licensed Spiritualist Minister. As a child, he began seeing elves and fairies and they became his teachers and guides. As he progressed on his journey, he integrated Druidic mysteries and Native American Traditions into his practice and knowledge of the Earth. Steve helps his clients to understand that all things in life have purpose and will help you realize your deepest desire and soul's purpose. His healings have changed people's lives, enabling them to confront their problems and issues with confidence and courage. When he is not healing or teaching Shamanism, Steve heads up the Spirit Light Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to the investigation of paranormal activity and, more importantly, to the releasement of lost souls.
Bety Comerford is a shamanic practitioner and animal communicator with over twenty years experience assisting both animals and their human companions understand each other and forge a stronger bond.
Tree Medicine - Tree Magic
with Ellen Evert Hopman
Ellen Evert Hopman, author, Herbalist and Druid Priestess, shares a slide show of trees that are easily found in North America, and a discussion of their medicinal uses, mythology and spiritual significance. Many of these trees are covered in Ellen’s books about trees: “A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine” (Healing Arts Press) and Ellen’s classic first book “Tree Medicine Tree Magic” (Pendraig Publishing) which has been re-released in an expanded and revised edition.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a voice for Herbalists and Druids in modern society and the author of a growing number of books. A master herbalist and professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Ellen is a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile) and currently serves as ArchDruid of Tribe of the Oak, an international Druid teaching order based in New England. Ellen has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism and magic at conferences, festivals, and events across the United States and Europe.
with Wrentek MacGowan
The intent and purpose of the sex café is to explore and openly discuss sex & gender, sexual concepts, lifestyles, build understanding and foster a sex positive attitude. This is a safe and judgement free place to discuss all things sexual. Bring yourself, your questions, your knowledge, your desire to learn and share. Most importantly bring your love, open heart and understanding for yourself and others. This workshop is for adults of all lifestyles and gender identifications - all are welcome. There will be no nudity.
Wren has formally been exploring magical earth-centered paths for over 25 years & informally all his life. He has taught in many different areas for over 30 years. Wren is a graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School. Often called nature boy, his primary focus is primal shamanic energies. Wren leads workshops and retreats on Sacred Sexuality, Shamanic Pathways, Runic Initiations, Vision Quests, Weekend Pagan gatherings, meditation, & facilitates the Embracing SIN series. SIN is a path for exploring & healing our relationship to Sex, Intimacy, & Nature
White Light Seance
Join the folks from Woodland Alchemy as they contact the other side - experience a Psychic Mediumship Event you will not soon forget.
During this event we all will participate by bringing in the energy and protection of the Other Side while we call upon the spirits of our guides and loved ones to bring us healing guidance through energy and messages.
Stacy-Lynn will be conducting the session but all in attendance will be receiving psychic messages if they are open to do so. Stacy-Lynn will take time to teach and explain all you need to know before we begin. If you personally make a connection you will be guided on how to relay the message brought through you. Many people have truly loved the experience of what we like to call a White Light Seance.
Please bring any tokens or keepsakes you would like to place on the alter during the event.
Stacy-Lynn Sheppard, Intuitive Life Coach and Spiritual Minister
As a Mother, Breast Cancer Survivor, Author, Intuitive Life Coach, Psychic Medium, Motivational Speaker and Spiritual Minister Stacy-Lynn has amazing information and knowledge to share with you. She can assist you both in your personal and professional life. Stacy-Lynn guides you to and through your other side. Assisting you in finding your Higher Self and Spirit Guides and Connecting you to passed over loved ones by being a Medium to your Soul’s truth. Guiding you to success in all areas of your life you only dreamt of by opening your heart, mind and soul. Through private session or workshops Stacy-Lynn can help you find the answers you have been asking for.