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We're still working on this year- See below for last year's lineup
Empowering The Magickal Voice
With Ivo Dominguez
The voice is perhaps the single most powerful magickal tool that we carry within our bodies. Magick can be spoken, toned, chanted, sung, and uttered as primal sounds. We will begin the workshop by expanding our psychic sense of hearing. Then we will weave back and forth between theory and practical applications. Come well hydrated as you will be using your voice.
Pentagram, Pentacle, Pantacle
With Ivo Dominguez
The five pointed star is widely used in Western Magick and is the possibly the single most widely recognized symbol in Paganism. Why is it so prevalent and why does it work as a magickal tool? The class will explore the pentagram, the pentacle, and the pantacle and follow the endless knot of connections. If you use some form of the five pointed star in your work, you will find new insights and/or a deepening of what you already know.
Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978. Ivo was a founding member, and a past High Priest, of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel a Wiccan Tradition. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He has taught at many gatherings, conferences, and venues across the United States and abroad. Ivo is also a professional astrologer and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988.
To Live An Authentic Life As A Witch
With Wendy Snow Fogg, Herbalist/Educator/Field Witch
In this workshop I’ll will share stories of my 30+ year journey with the healing plants and how they helped her dis-cover my path as a woman, a teacher, a healer, a lover of life, a field witch, a soul in bumpy transition to perfection! I’ll share some of my favorite magickal plant stories and offer some things I’ve learned along the way about using plants as helpers to transform the mundane into the magical. Some might call plants ‘tools’, but my relationship with the plants is interactive, so to me they’re helpers, my kin……and my teachers. Blessed be the plants of field and forest, for they breathe healing into our bodies, minds, spirits and souls.
The Zipper Method of Kinesiology
With Wendy Snow Fogg
As an herbalist, I’ve used this method to help choose plant medicines for people with intense
sensitivities. But we can use Zipper Method Kinesiology for many other things as well. You can
- Use it to test your medications and over the counter drugs.
- Use it to create the best herbal formula for a particular person.
- Use it in your magical workings to choose just the right stones, oils, resins, etc.
- Use it to choose the best words and timing for a spell.
- Use it to find a great job.
- Use it to find a new home.
- Use it to identify your true friends – and enemies.
The catch – you need a partner – which can only make it more fun! This fun and useful workshop is hands on! Bring a friend or come alone and we’ll partner you up with someone……or you can choose to simply observe. Whatever works for you!
Wendy serves as High Priestess to the Coven of the Green Fire, a coven of herbalists, witches who honor the ancient path of the plant healers, Mother Earth Gaia and the God/Goddess in all living things. Growing up playing among the forest plants and stones, Wendy’s journey with the healing Plants began with a small garden of herbs gifted by a friend in 1984. The spirit of those plants guided her to healing this life and together they co-created a place of learning, healing, teaching, sanctuary. Misty Meadows Herbal Center in Lee, New Hampshire, founded by Wendy in 1989 has blossomed into that sanctuary place and over the years hundreds of students and visitors have found their healing among the gardens, fields, forest paths and woodland labyrinth.
Mercury the Thinker, the Communicator
With Dorothy Morgan
Mercury in the chart represents how we think and perceive our reality. In this lecture we will go over the basic needs of the planet Mercury and what sign he was in when you were born. This is your preferred method of communicating. Are you the intuitive, are you a thinker, do you feel before you speak, or do you prefer communication to come from concrete physical experiences? Join us for this interactive lecture and find out for yourself.
Please find Dorothy Morgan before the lecture to find out where your Mercury is if you don’t know.
Mercury and other retrograde Planets in 2018: The Myths and The Facts
With Dorothy Morgan
What is their overall theme for 2018? This year all the planets will retrograde which is not true every year. What does this mean for us and you.
- Retrogrades give us time to double check what we are doing
- Regular periods of reflection and review make us more productive
- We can catch our breath
- Reconnect with people/clients
- Follow up on emails, paperwork, phone calls
- Being adaptable can help us to make the changes we need to and possibly see missed opportunities when we were going at full speed.
I hope you can join Professional Astrologer Dorothy for this informative topic.
Dorothy Morgan is a Master Astrologer and Personal Consultant with over 27 years’ experience consulting as well as teaching a wide variety of subjects relating to Astrology and personal development. Dorothy has a deep understanding of her own life path and purpose as an Astrologer. This insight allows her to assist you in gaining greater understanding of your own life path as well as inspire you to take the steps you need to follow your own life purpose.
Feasting Together, The Ritual of Sharing a Meal
With Dawn Hunt
In this class we will discover how food binds us all together, how to share a meal with friend and/or strangers and the joy of breaking bread to bridge barriers of personal differences.
Dawn Hunt is the founder of Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery founded on Long Island NY, and recently relocated to New England. She teaches classes on Kitchen Witchery and food Magic locally and tours giving workshops along the East Coast. Voted one of the top 100 cooks in the country Dawn appeared on MasterChef season 4 on FOX network. The Kitchen Witch has also been featured in the HIPPO Magazine and WMUR’s Cooks Corner. She is currently working on her third cookbook due to be available shortly. Creating the sacred every day though simple recipes and food magic, Dawn has brought Food Magic into the homes of many Pagans and Non-Pagans alike through her line of infused olive oils and dips. She has been a Pagan for over 15 years and discovered she was a Kitchen/Cottage Witch about 13 years ago. She and her husband, Justin, live in the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.
Mind, Body and Spirit
With Raven Grimassi
We have power over our reality through the harmony of mind, body and spirit. Join author Raven Grimassi for a talk on healing through internal communication and imagery. Thoughts ARE things; come and learn how to manifest them in key ways.
The Spiritual Warrior
With Raven Grimassi
In modern times we often feel powerless. So much around us seems out of control or mismanaged. Join author Raven Grimassi for a talk on personal empowerment for spiritual balance. Come and discover ways to walk your Path despite opposing forces.
Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi are a teaching team in the ways of Old World Witchcraft. Raven is an award winning author of seventeen+ books on Witchcraft & Wicca, and has been a practitioner and teacher for over 40 years. Stephanie has also been a practitioner of Wicca & Witchcraft for over 20 years and is a third degree Priestess of Irish Celtic Wicca and Stregheria. Raven and Stephanie co-created and co-authored the two Oracles decks, The Well Worn Path, and The Hidden Path. In 2006, Raven and Stephanie formed the Ash, Birch and Willow system of Witchcraft and are the Directing Elders. Together they co-direct the Fellowship of the Pentacle, a Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European traditions. In addition, Raven and Stephanie offer home study courses on older forms of Witchcraft ( with students around the globe) through the Fellowship website and have an internet store, www.RavensLoft.biz , which has been dedicated to providing items for your spiritual and magical practice for over 13 years. Raven and Stephanie also host a weekly radio show on the Illuminati Network called Seasons of the Witch as well as being hosted at independent stores and festival across the country.
Three Souls and the Kala Rite
With Adam Sartwell
Many cultures see our soul as having three different parts. Traditions inspired by the Hawaiian language worked with these three soul parts to create miracles in there lives. Learn how you can align these three parts of your self for a more engaged spiritual experience of life. Learn the ritual of energetic cleansing to make your souls lite.
Adam Sartwell is a natural intuitive, professional tarot reader, healer, and diviner. He is an ordained minister and founder of the Temple of Witchcraft. Adam is the author of Twenty-one Days of Reiki from Copper Cauldron Publishing and has been published in anthologies such as The Green Lovers, Ancestors of the Craft, and Foundations of the Temple. He is a Reiki master and psychometric healer.
Traveling the Axis Mundi: A Shamanic Journey Through the Labyrinth
With Tracy Andryc
The axis mundi is the connection between higher and lower realms…the world tree...sacred center. It is the center point where all things meet and such a center exists in the labyrinth. The labyrinth connects us with earth and sky, etheric and physical, within and without. By connecting with the dynamic energy of the labyrinth and sending that energy up and down the body’s axis mundi, we can move beyond the obstacles on our path toward balance and wholeness. Join Tracy on a journey through the labyrinth that will awaken your energy centers and bring you to sacred center.
Tracy Andryc has been sharing her love of the labyrinth since her first walk on its path in 1998. She sees the labyrinth as a universal tool that can be used in a magical/spiritual context, regardless of your religious path. Tracy is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Certified Birth Doula, Reiki Master and owner of One Path Labyrinth Ventures. She takes a holistic approach to her labyrinth work by incorporating other modalities such as crystal grids, sound and sacred dance. For almost two decades, she has facilitated workshops and rituals on the labyrinth and other topics at venues throughout New England. Tracy lives in Massachusetts, with her husband, three adult kids and three step-kids, happily playing with clay.
With Alyssa Yeager
Did you know that you can use gemstones like tarot cards to give insight into your past, present, and future? Participants in this workshop will learn about the divination properties of gemstones, observe a sample reading, and practice stone castings in pairs/small groups. Take-home divining stones kits will be available for purchase.
Alyssa is an artist, musician, and businesswoman local to Albany, NY. She has been creating jewelry for over 25 years, and uses the energies of natural stones to create meaningful accessories to help people focus on their life goals. She offers stone readings and divining stones workshops to those interested in further exploring the metaphysical properties of gemstones.
The First of Eight Paths - Physical Discipline to Develop the Power of the Mind
With Jeff Cerneson
There is a tradition in Witchcraft that shows us a clearly defined path to the powers of a Witch. This is known as the eightfold path of Witchery. Traditionally, the first path was said to be “Mental discipline through fasting and physical disciplines.”
Most metaphysical traditions agree that we are best served by a healthy mind within a healthy body. This first step on the eightfold path serves multiple purposes; enhancing discipline, awakening us to the magical tool of our bodies, and teaching us about intent and how it relates to energy and magic.
One need not engage in rigorous athletics in order to attain a rigorous mental discipline, nor must one apply extreme measures. In this class we will explore a rational, doable approach to this process that enhances our well being, grows the power of our discipline, gets us in touch with the body as a powerful magical tool, and adds potency to every other step along this pathway. The attendee will leave with a solid plan of action to re-enliven their magic. Even old hands at magical arts will find this will empower them further on their journey.
Jeff has spent the bulk of his adult life in a search for the ineffable. He has studied Taoist Sorcery within both the Quan Zhen and Zheng Yi branches of Taoism, learning some of the hidden secrets few in the west have been privy to. He has also studied with a personal student of Tom Yellowtail in the traditional Medicine ways of the Absaroke. Though not culturally of the First People, he has learned to appreciate the mindset and the system of teachings on how to relate appropriately to the unseen world. He has immersed himself in his ancestral path of ancient teachings that originate from the European pre-Christian Pagan metaphysics and spiritual path which are currently under reconstruction and reclamation. Jeff is a Pharmakeute and initiated member of the Ash, Birch and Willow Tradition, training directly with Raven and Stephanie Grimassi.
Black Salt: Powerful Protector
With Charity Bedell
There is a lot of folklore out there regarding witches and magic. One thing there is a lot of lore about is the so called Witches Salt or Black salt. This powerful magical tool is found in many different folk magic traditions as a protection aid, a banishing tool, used to reverse spells sent your way. In this workshop participants will learn the history of black salt, types of black salt today, how to work with black salt, and how to make it themselves. All participants will receive a small sample of Black Salt to take home with them
Incenses for Your Spiritual Path
With Charity Bedell
Herbs are a large part of many magical and spiritual path and practices. From cooking with them, to growing herbs, and using herbal remedies herbs and their spirits have a lot to teach us and offer us. One of the many ways we can connect with those herbs is through burning them as incenses and using them in incense blends. Incenses serve many purposes in magic and spirituality. They carry messages to spirits and the universe, they smell good, and they can raise vibrations to a room or area.
Burning an incense can be a powerful spiritual ritual when you craft the incense from scratch. When we craft our own incenses for use in rituals and spells we learn to align ourselves with the powers of the herbs used in the incenses and we can connect with their spirits and energy on a personal level. By working with many different herbs through different incenses an individual can develop connections with many different plants and meet many different spiritual allies. This workshop will include a mini ritual to align with the herbs and resin, crafting a psychic/spirit incense to open to the spirits of the plants, and prayers to wake up the herbs and meet the spirit Participants will receive a sample of the Incense that we create in the workshop
Are you an Empath?
With Bety Comerford
Do you feel everything around you? Do you feel burdened by the emotions of others? Do you believe that your empathy is a curse? Join Bety Comerford, author of the award winning book The Reluctant Empath as she discusses what the gift of empathy is all about. She will share techniques that will assist you in navigating what is actually a wonderful gift. Rather than fearing your gift of empathy, she will discuss how you can embrace it and use it to better your life and the lives of those around you.
Why do Ghosts Exist?
With Bety Comerford
Have you often wondered why ghosts exist? Have you had experiences yourself that you can’t explain? Is there a way to help ghosts move on? Join Bety Comerford, author of The Empathic Ghost Hunter as she demystifies the subject of ghosts. She will explain the energetic process of how and why some people become ghosts, what to do if you are a ‘haunted’ person and more. This will be an interactive workshop so bring your questions, concerns and experiences.
Bety Comerford is a shamanic healer and empath who has helped many people understand their empathic gifts and heal those parts of themselves that keep them from living a fulfilling life. She and Steve Wilson are the authors of The Reluctant Empath, The Empath's Quest: Finding your Destiny and The Empathic Ghost Hunter (to be released later by this year by Schiffer Publishing).
Make a Stringbound Spellbook
With Kate Holly-Clark
A hands-on workshop with glue, paint, and fun! We will be recycling a useless book (yes, there are useless books….as much as we hold them sacred, face it, a copy of Danielle Steele’s isn’t rare) into a stringbound journal that you can rearrange as you wish, add and take out paper. We will have materials for you to work with; you may also bring in from home scraps of fabric, ribbons, buttons, or anything else you can find that you would like to decorate your journal with.
Feminism, Paganism, and Activism
With Kate Holly-Clark
How we turn our stories and our devotion to helping our fellow people. A discussion and lecture to examine our connections between our mythologies and how we can use them to drive our faith and our work in the modern world.
Kate Holly-Clark is a storyteller, artist, jeweler, poet, and feminist. She’s been published in Breath and Shadow, Three Drops From A Cauldron, and others.
Casting a Runic Circle
With Jason Nadeau
Runes are an ancient and primal set of energies with a consciousness all their own. They are certainly useful for divination and as a language. From that language they can also be used for spells. One aspect is that they can also be used to cast a circle, a sacred space to do spiritual work. The Runic Circle is unique in several ways: it has a Norse/Viking flavor, it makes the Runes and their energies more present and accessible, and the Runic Circle carries out as far as the voice carries allowing more movement inside the ritual space.
This class will present an opportunity to learn to cast a circle using the Runes in a variety of different ways, including solo and with other practitioners. Handouts will be available to guide everyone and as a practice aid.
Jason is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner/Diviner, and Certified Firewalk Instructor as well as a student in the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School. He works as a full-time independent Massage Therapist and Shamanic Practitioner at Rye Therapeutic Massage in Rye New Hampshire as well as teaching classes in the subjects that he enjoys.
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