Pagan Spirit Gathering

Pagan Spirit Gathering

nu-psg-2020With the cancellation of an in-person PSG this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Circle reached out to the beloved PSG community with a survey and several Zoom Town Hall meetings to listen to your feelings on what should happen with PSG this year. We heard you loud and clear that what you will miss the most is the community and we needed to find a way for everyone to have that community connection.

We have worked long and hard to hopefully create many ways for you to connect with each other face to face with LIVE concerts, workshops, rituals, family programming, and chanting. You will also be able to connect by chatting in community rooms, video-chatting in Facebook messenger rooms, and commenting under live and pre-recorded workshops and concerts. Many PSG Center Coordinators will be offering times for chat sessions. You will even get to virtually shop to support our merchants! Many people have worked long and hard behind the scenes to make this happen. For instance, our sacred fire tenders, Brian and Nick, have built a bonfire ritual space on Brian's farm and will be tending to a the sacred fire and will not only keep it burning all week long for us but it will be streamed live! We ask you keep in mind, we're depending on a lot of volunteers and technology here, so there are likely to be glitches, but we're going to do our best to provide you connection with your tribe during Virtual PSG 2020.

We are happy to be able to offer an avenue to support our PSG merchants and musicians, but we also ask that you remember to donate to Circle Sanctuary. As you know, PSG is the main fundraiser to keep Circle Sanctuary operating and doing all the wonderful work is does for Pagans across the country, so if you can, please donate at https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/organization/donating-to-circle

We hope you can connect, fill your hearts with the spirit of PSG community to get you through this extra-long supply run and we will see you all in 2021!

Blessings,
MoonFeather PSG Mgr.

 

Virtual PSG Community Connections via Podcasts on CSNP

Click here a listing of PSG related programming on Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts

 

Virtual PSG 2020 T-Shirt Sale

Grab them while they’re hot and support Circle Sanctuary in the process!

Often heard throughout the PSG village "Water, Sunscreen, Hard Soled Shoes" is a familiar PSG motto that has been carried over to a t-shirt design graciously created and donated by artist Jason Braun. The design is a cloaked nod to the festival and can be worn often and everywhere. The campaign includes adult t-shirts, tanks and hoodies as well as, youth sized t-shirts. All profits from each sale goes directly to support Circle Sanctuary.

This fundraising campaign will last for only three weeks, beginning Sunday, June 7 and running through 10 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 27, 2020. There are three separate campaigns set up at the web-based printing company we have chosen to use: one for bold colored t-shirts, one for light colored t-shirts, and a red shirt campaign for Guardians. 

To order go to: https://www.bonfire.com/store/circle-sanctuary

Please note: Once the campaign has ended (and only after it has ended) Bonfire will print and ship the t-shirt orders directly to you. Estimated arrival of your order is early to mid-July.  We hope you enjoy the products! Thanks to Jason Braun for the donation of the artwork! Thanks to you for continued support of Circle Sanctuary! 

 

Virtual PSG 2020 Schedule - Community Connections

All times in Central (UTC-5)

Sunday June 14th

8pm Central Community Welcome with Rev. Selena Fox, Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Rev. Sharon Stewart, Rev. Bob Paxton and Rev. Messina Duggan

Join us Live on the PSG Facebook group as we come together as PSG community to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Come find out how you can join in during the week and be a part of the first ever Virtual PSG!

8:30pm Central Opening Ritual & Lighting of the Sacred Fire with Rev. Selena Fox, Brian Holt and others

The PSG Opening Ritual includes honoring of the Divine, blessings for our community and welcoming in the Summer with the lighting of the Sacred Community Fire with the remains of last year's fire. This fire that unites us, one to another, will be kept burning and streaming live all week so that you can draw energy and healing from it when ever you need. LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

9pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Monday June 15th

10am Central Maevyn Stone in Concert

Take a step out of reality and into the mystical, magickal world of Maevyn Stone: harpist, vocalist, and bardess. Maevyn weaves her ethereal melodies into a beautiful tapestry of tales of old, celebration of new, and the never-ending circle of the wheel of life. While her musical style leans toward Celtic, influences from other cultures and backgrounds creep into her melodies from time to time. Maevyn is classically trained in both harp and voice, but she uses those abilities to reach back into her roots to create beauty with deep history, heritage, and myth. LIVE concert on the PSG Facebook group.

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central Meren King in Concert

Meren King is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Ocala, Florida. Her originals and covers share what are most dear to her heart -- her family, her faith and her passions. From folk to blues to rock and roll, the songs she sings and the stories she tells will take you on a journey of the mind and heart. Pre-recorded concert on the PSG Facebook group.

7pm Central TAC in Concert

TAC is a musical duo consisting of Tyler Neitz (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion) and Amanda Neitz (Bass, Vocals, Percussion). From Celtic to blues-rock, the duo pulls from their varied musical backgrounds and interests to craft a sound that bends genres and keeps audiences dancing. Pre-recorded concert on the PSG Facebook group.

8pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Tuesday June 16th

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central Krista Chapman in Concert

I have walked an eclectic solitary path my entire life and have found solace in music along the way. Ever embracing the underdog and the forgotten in life, my lyrics often portray the other side of the coin that we so often choose not to see. The sadness and sorrow that accompanies us daily, more often than not, lends life's greatest lessons. In return, creating a greater space for the joy and happiness, that also finds us along our walk. I remind myself daily that life is a fine balance of light and dark, and both must be embraced. My musical influences have been many, including many hours spent standing next to a piano, and attending blue grass and steel guitar festivals all over the country. I was blessed to be born into a family that embraced and encouraged music in the home and as a part of daily life. It is my sincere hope that I can help others embrace themselves, recognizing we all have two sides, and they both have purpose. LIVE concert on the PSG Facebook group.

7pm Central Beltana Spellsinger in Concert

Beltana Spellsinger is a national singer/songwriter, performer, guitarist and entertainer who hails from the beautiful Ozark regions of the deep Missouri hills. Beltana has been singing and writing almost since emergence from the womb and into the World of Real. The trees and forests surrounding her at her home at Wolvenwold along with love, passion, music, the Gods, the Goddesses and Nature have supplied her with her many Muses...her sources of inspiration for decades .With a folksy/rock sound, Bel's tunes are Otherworldly and include music from Faery Lands, Gypsies, Princes, Princesses and Paupers. She has played, performed with SONA, BelaWyck and is now a solo artist performing everywhere for her lilting, magical messages to be heard by all. Pre-recorded concert on the PSG Facebook group.

8pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Wednesday June 17th

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central S.J. Tucker in Concert

S.J. Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth, a whimsical wisdom keeper whose concert performances run the gamut from silly to sacred and back again. Witches & Pagans Magazine named her "the voice of neotribal Paganism", and The Wild Hunt calls her work a surprise and a delight. Whether you found her through solid crowd favorites like "Hymn to Herne" or "Firebird's Child", or you're encountering her fierce, welcoming spirit on stage for the first time this year, S. J. has a song for you. With deft guitar, skillful hand drums, and a siren's compelling voice, she wields an award-winning body of original music, both plugged and unplugged, known for changing lives and healing wounded hearts. S. J. ("Sooj" to fans & friends) is proud to contribute to the soundtrack of our emotional, spiritual, and magical (r)evolution. Pre-recorded concert on the PSG Facebook group.

7pm Central Thundersirens in Concert

The Thundersirens is a multifaceted ceremony-inspired musical group that combines sound therapy, shamanic influences and a variety of styles of music into their performances. Their music draws inspiration from each individual's personal experience in their healing journeys, devotion to their spiritual work, and a variety of different ethnic soundscapes and tribal beats, with blues, rock, folk, and jazz fusion delivery that make their sound powerful and unique. We are proud to be born from PSG and excited to return home to our loving magical community. LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

8pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Thursday June 18th

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central Lou Garou in Concert

Lou Garou is an Appalachian Land Steward and musician. He has a relationship with what he calls the "Little People." In his own words: "When I bought the farm, I made a promise to the Little People," he said. "There would be no trees cut in this area. No hunting. No domestic animals. I have kept that promise for almost forty years now. Moreover, the only thing I do there is to sit and watch nature, write, play my guitar, and yes, dream." He has indeed kept that promise. Music is his passion and his first love. He has been in witchcraft since he was 16 years old, and his music shows a depth of personal understanding of his relationship with every aspect of his life. His music is heartfelt yet simple. It weaves his magic around you, and you see where his inspiration comes from and how he lives in harmony with all around him.

7pm Central Celia in Concert

Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Celia has been described as "A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, and Tina Fey." She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and sacred delighting audiences across the nation. In addition to having the kind of silky-smooth voice often associated with classic Celtic Singers, such as "Celtic Woman", Celia excels at comedy. She often transforms right on stage into one or more of her alter-egos-whose antics typically leave the audience howling with laughter. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage. Celia is known as the "Everyday Goddess" with rusty red locks and twinkling eyes which cast a spell of enchantment upon her listeners. Celia gifts those in her audience with warm, deep and resonating experience touching your heart, your skin, your whole being. Celia often uses sophisticated "looping" technology to perform duets, trios, and even larger ensembles with herself. Nothing is pre-recorded. She lays down a track then using the looping technology harmonizes with herself -- all live and in real time. The result is an amazing listening experience for the audience. LIVE on PSG Facebook group.

8pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Friday June 19th

10am Central Morning Meeting with Rev. Selena Fox, Dr. D, Arthur Hinds and others

The morning meeting is a time for us to all greet the day together! Announcements will be shared about the day's schedule of events, musical performances, and more! Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

11am Central Spirit Bag Making Workshop with Rev. Selena Fox

Rev. Selena Fox will lead us in the meaningful practice of creating your own Spirit Bag for this virtual PSG. Gather your own materials; fabric, herbs, stones, and yarn to make yours along with her during this LIVE workshop on the PSG Facebook group.

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

1pm Central Gong Wash with Simon Jay, Kro and others

Be transported with the sacred sounds of the flute, bells, singing bowls, handpan, drums and Gong as you journey through tones, frequencies, and live sound healing. This immersive and meditative journey is designed to clear the energetic center while bringing harmony to the system. Be immersed through this transient trans-formation auditory and vibrational journey that can facilitate a cleansing, clearing, calming and energizing effect. You should make yourself comfortable by sitting in a chair or laying down. LIVE on PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central Virtual Rituals & Events Workshop with Rev. Selena Fox and others

Virtual events and workshops? Virtual rituals? Join Selena Fox and others as we discuss the ins and outs of keeping us all connected through creating meaningful virtual programming.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

5pm Central Social Justice Chat Check-In with Rev. Jake, Rev. Eldritch, Dree and Nate

These days, there is much to evoke distress and demoralization for justice-minded folks. We're working on sustaining some of our same long-term efforts, now with new challenges from COVID-19, and new painful reminders of inequities and disparities in our national community and beyond. Come together with us for a panel discussion about our favorite causes and projects. Hear from PSG community members and share your own thoughts and ideas. Together, we will come up with some practical steps to make the world around us a better place.  Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

7pm Central Spiral Rhythm in Concert

Spiral Rhythm is a group of friends that have been singing together for almost two decades. They began singing at bonfires, gatherings, and festivals. Over time they have developed a unique sound complete with deep, multi-textured chants and explosive drums. Spiral Rhythm has evolved and changed, but their goal has always been the same-to raise the spirit through voice and song. The group features: Kerri Upton, Kiki Williamson, Ric Neyer, Jon Skoglund, PJ Seale & Kira Lang. All sing and play percussion, Kiki and PJ write the vast majority of the group's uplifting songs. Spirit Music, indeed! LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

8:30pm Central Bonfire Ritual with Bonfire Coordinators Brian, Heidi, Tegan, Jessica and Nick

Fire is the Spirit of the PSG Community. Fire unites us. It always has. Just like our ancestors before us, we gather around fires today, sharing voices, rhythms, and movement. We invite the virtual PSG community to unite across the world tonight by lighting your candles, having bonfires at your homes and posting pictures of your fires on the Facebook page. Tonight, we allow our spirits to dance, sing, and play music with wild abandon wherever you find yourself. Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

9pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Saturday June 20th

10am Central Solstice Morning Ritual with Rev. Selena Fox and others

Celebrate Summer Solstice in this morning ritual. Connect with community as we celebrate and honor the sun, show gratitude for nature, experience meditative reflection, and workings to support wellness of the Planet. LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

11am Central Morning Merchant Madness with Merchant Coordinators Shel & Joe & PSG Merchants

Get ready to shop and support our beloved PSG Merchants! The PSG Merchants will be highlighted individually in Facebook posts every few minutes on the PSG Facebook group. The merchants will join in the chat portion of their highlighted post to show their goodies and announce any specials they may be offering! A schedule will be posted for what time each merchant will be highlighted during Morning Merchant Madness. You just need to find your favorite merchant and shop!

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

1pm Central EnCHANTment with Rev. River and Jasmine

When we sing together, we vibrate together. Our hearts beat together. Those vibrational connections bridge our separateness and bring healing. Chanting together moves beyond the language of the mind and embraces the language of the spirit. Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

3pm Central Family Programming with Rev. Florence

Family Storytime is for children of all ages and their families! There will be stories of the season perfect for the whole family. Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group!

5pm Central LLL Annual Meeting and 35th Anniversary Celebration with Rev. Selena, Rev. Minerva & Rev. Casey

Join in the Lady Liberty League's Annual Meeting to discuss LLL's activities, open cases, and future plans. We also will be honoring the 35-year history of LLL!  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

7pm Central Solstice Ritual with David & Catherine Doersch and others

During this time of enforced distance, we must work to remain connected. This ritual will be a web weaving ritual in which we connect the members of our distant and spread out community, reminding us all that no matter how far apart, we are one tribe. Ritual will feature guest presenters and musicians.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

8pm Central Fire Performance Video with Willow and Asgrim

A call was put out to the PSG Fire Spinners to send in videos of themselves spinning fire at their homes. The result is this Fire Spinning Performance video created Willow and Asgrim who are part of the PSG Fire Spinning Safety Team. We encourage you to help keep us united by the power of fire and get out there tonight and submit some videos of you spinning fire at home tonight!  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

9pm Central Community Rooms

Community Rooms are a time for us to break off into smaller groups via different avenues to chat and connect during the week. Feel free to start a Facebook Messenger Room, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Discord chats, etc. and invite people to you room by posting a message on the PSG Facebook group. These can be spur of the moment chats or you can even schedule your chats on specific topics, interests, etc. on specific days and times. Please do not make your chat room announcements during LIVE scheduled events and be mindful not to put out room/password information publicly.

 

Sunday June 21st

10am Central Morning Meeting with Rev. Bob Paxton

The morning meeting is a time for us to all greet the day together! Announcements will be shared about the day's schedule of events, musical performances, and more! Join us LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

11am Central Family Programming with Bright Hawk & Hollis Taylor

Bright Hawk shares inspirational stories from around the world, inviting our imaginations to create healing and magic through storytelling, drumming and song.  Captain Imagination invites you to wear your costumes and imagination caps to join in this interactive event that's sure to be fun for the entire family! There's even a magic show!   If you'd like to be on the Zoom feed to interact with Bright Hawk and Captain Imagination you should go sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/564407951167318/.  Those that sign up, will be sent a Zoom link to appear live on the show!  If you choose not to be on the interactive show you may certainly still watch the show on the PSG Facebook page!  Join in for family programming that is sure to delight the young and the young at heart!  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group!  

Noon Central Daily Centering and Check-in with the Grotto Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of ground and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.

1pm Central Closing Ritual with Rev. Selena Fox and others

A ritual of thanksgiving and farewell for the beautiful, spiritual, virtual week we have had together. Ritual will include the extinguishing of the Sacred Fire.  LIVE on the PSG Facebook group.