2021 Workshops

PSG 2021 Workshops

Every year, PSG presents a wide array of workshops, rituals and more by featured presenters, Circle ministers, and community members.  All workshops for PSG 2021 are shown below.

Opening Meeting - Rev. Selena and others
Friday June 25th at 1pm Central

The opening meeting is a time to welcome and connect with our PSG community as we come together virtually to celebrate the Summer Solstice. This is a time to meet some of the presenters for the weekend, listen to some great music, and hear announcements and instructions for the weekend virtual event. Join us!

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Ceremony of Remembrance - Rev. Selena and others
Friday June 25th at 2pm Central

As the wheel relentlessly turns; members of our PSG Community have crossed over the threshold to the Summerland. This is a ceremony to remember them together as we speak their names, honor their memory, and say goodbye as a community.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Racial Equality Panel - Kim Furlow, Rev. Laura Gonzalez, Lupa Luna & moderator Rev. Bob Paxton
Friday June 25th at 3pm Central

Three BIPOC panelists will discuss the shifting intersections of race and magick. The panelists will explore ways of engaging directly and honestly with race and ethnicity as a Pagan, including: the racial implication of terms like black & white magick; how appropriation affects native practices & African diaspora traditions; and Black Lives Matter: a labor of love and magick. Panelists will share their personal perspectives and lived realities, and offer suggestions for engaging respectfully and in healthy ways with the traditions and descendents of historically subjugated ethnic groups.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Dive into Drumming with Primal Rhythm - Susan Balashak
Friday June 25th at 4pm Central

Ride the Wave of Energy created by drumming. Expand the connections between yourself, your drum and Mother Earth's energy as we focus on the spirit of the drum, drumming techniques, and basic rhythms. This is an introductory class suitable for all levels.

held via Facebook Live


Hardship, Fear, and Power: A Deep Magick of Connection - Jenya T. Beachy
Friday June 25th at 5pm Central

This past turning of the year wheel has brought unprecedented challenges to every aspect of our lives. We acknowledge that what we have endured contains the seeds from which the new world is grown. As a means of freeing this energy, we gather to share our hardships. Hearing others speak of their own fear and pain can open our hearts in new ways and offer us the opportunity to participate more deeply in community. In this ritual, we will use techniques developed by the Deep Well ~ Great Heart Society to explore the empowering magick of revelation, witnessing, acceptance, and connection.

held via Facebook Live


Five Senses Sun Greeting - Rev. Florence
Friday June 25th at 6pm Central

For youth aged 6 - 8: focusing on each of our senses is a great way for kids to practice observation, mindfulness, and emotional regulation. We can also use it in a Pagan context to connect with the divine. For the solstice, Florence shows ways that we can use our senses to connect with the sun. Optional additional info: If you want to participate during the video you might want to have something "sunny" on hand for mindful eating (like orange slices) and spices for mindfully smelling, (like cinnamon sticks or cloves). Other helpful gear for praticing at home can include a prism and a windchime (or make your own:https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/how-to-make-terra-cotta-pot-wind-chimes)

held via Pre-Recorded


Modern Deities and Social Justice - Rev. Minerva & Hedgehog
Friday June 25th at 7pm Central

We have long looked to old Gods and Goddesses for help and for how to handle a current situation. But who hasn't said something like ''All hail the Goddess, Caffeina, bringer of focus and the occasional jitter?'' It's fun to hail to the gods of parking, caffeine, web connections, etc., as a joke, or to voice frustration without much thought of it will or won't do anything. But what if... what if there is more to these new deities than you think? What if our collective energy is building and creating these new and modern Gods? Can we conjure new Gods and call upon them to aid us in dealing with social injustice? Can a new God be created, appear, or manifest? Or are these new Gods simple manifestations of those Gods we know? Let's talk about it!

held via Facebook Live


Daughters of the Dark Moon ROP Gathering -
Friday June 25th at 7pm Central

This gathering is for established members that have joined the year prior and an active participant in the private Facebook page, active in their home community and active in the Circle/PSG community. The DODM/ROP gathering will be at virtual PSG, hosted on zoom, a link will be posted on the private DODM Facebook.

held via Zoom on private DODM Facebook page


Opening Ritual - Rev. Selena, Bonfire Team and others
Friday June 25th at 8pm Central

The PSG opening ritual and Bonfire Ritual will be combining this year into one fantastic ritual! We will kindle our Community's Sacred Fire with the remains of last year's fire and the fire will stream live on the Facebook page all weekend. Have your Spirit Bag Kit and a candle with you. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Join us as we virtually connect and celebrate this year's theme Spirals of Change.

held via Facebook Live


Primal Rhythm in Concert - Primal Rhythm
Friday June 25th at 9pm Central

Primal Rhythm created by Sue Balaschak is an all-female drum ensemble which hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Primal Rhythm started out as a brand for Sue's solo records, workshops and facilitation of drum circles. After great success with Primal Rhythm 1, her first disc, she decided to bring the creation to life and put together a kick ass all female drum ensemble. So, get your shakers, rattles and rollers, and dancers get your ting ting Bing a Ling things ---Get ready to Ride the Wave of Energy from pounding, tribal drums and healing trance vibrations.

held via Pre-Recorded


Nightly Chat -
Friday June 25th at 10pm Central

Historically late nights at PSG are filled with cozy campfire chats which range from philosophical to humorous. We will have a Facebook room set up for late night chats in an effort to carry on this tradition even though we are miles apart. Feel free to hop into the ''Late-Night Chat'' Facebook Room, or create your own Facebook Room and invite others on the Virtual PSG Facebook page to join you.

held via Facebook Room


Morning Cups of Change -
Saturday June 26th at 8am Central

It's said that significant changes in your personal life or changes in the world will only happen through the people you meet and the conversations you have. Let's get together over coffee (or your favorite morning beverage) and meet face-to-face on Zoom to swap stories and conspire with each other over your plans, hopes, and dreams for change. There will be break-out rooms with certain topics each day or you can stay in the main room and chat for change. See you there!

held via Private Zoom


Midsummer Morning Ritual - Rev. Selena
Saturday June 26th at 9am Central

Celebrate Summer Solstice in this morning ritual which includes Sacred Sun invocations in a variety of traditions, plus chanting, drumming, meditative reflection, and workings for environmental healing, ecosystems renewal, and wellness for Planet Earth. It is open to those of all spiritual paths and philosophies who seek to honor and attune to Solstice and sacred dimensions of Nature.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Morning Meeting - Rev. Dennis and others
Saturday June 26th at 10am Central

The town meetings are times for attunement and connection as well as time for important announcements, updates on program changes and special performances from some of our favorite musical performers.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


The Cup of Compassion - Christopher Penczak
Saturday June 26th at 11am Central

The elemental spirits of the realm of water, dwelling in the Temple of the Sea and Stars, are the keepers of the Cup of Compassion. They help us renew our sense of love and hope and regenerate ourselves for our own healing and to be of greater service in the world. Through this guided journey, encounter the ministers of the Moon and sea, the undines and nymphs, the Elemental rulers Niksa and Mara and the Archangel Gabriel to deepen your understanding of the mysteries of Water and the Cup of Compassion.

held via Facebook Live


Lady Liberty League Annual Meeting - Rev. Selena Fox, Rev. Minerva, and Rev. Casey Pope
Saturday June 26th at Noon Central

Join us for Lady Liberty League's Annual Meeting. We will be discussing LLL's activities, open cases, and future plans. Come if you have questions, concerns, issues, or curiosity. Hail Libertas!!

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Psyche's Grotto - Rev. Chiron, Tanya, Truly, Rev. Ladyhawke
Saturday June 26th at Noon Central

The Grotto staff features counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, holistic healers, and others trained and skilled in counseling and mental health care. Attend the Centering Circle at noon if you need help grounding and centering yourself and/or processing feelings.

held via Facebook Room


Innerworld Stillness Meditation - Andrew Bear
Saturday June 26th at 12:30pm Central

Stillness is a quality of consciousness that can serve as a foundation for all other spiritual and magical practices. In the Western Esoteric Tradition, we find Stillness in three realms: the Underworld, our Innerworld, and the Overworld of cosmos. In this Stillness meditation, we will find stillness in our Innerworld, within our bodies. Pre-recorded (15 min meditation)

held via Pre-Recorded


The Heptatheon of Nature Spirituality: Embracing the Enchantment of the Proto-Gods Belonging to European-Speaking Peoples - Michael York
Saturday June 26th at 1pm Central

The daughter-cultures of the proto-Indo-European (PIE) peoples each evolved their individual understandings of venerated deities. As with the piecing together of a jigsaw puzzle but now principally employing the various religious comprehensions of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Vedic tribes, Heathen Germanics and Balto-Slavs, but also to a lesser extent those of the Celts, Hittites, Persians and others, it becomes possible to uncover the original cosmogonic picture of the PIE linguistic ancestors along with their earliest appreciation of gods and goddesses. My resources have stretched from the British Reading Room [where Marx and Lenin, Oscar Wilde, Brom Stoker, Mahatma Gandi, George Orwell, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf and H.G. Wells researched and where Alfred Hitchcock located the climax of his first sound film, Blackmail, in 1929] to the delights of Stonehenge, Avebury, the Greco-Roman geographic legacy and the Kashi Coast along the banks of the Ganges River in Banaras. Through the use of archaeology, etymology and mythology, a pantheon of seven primary deific archetypes is to be discerned that is centrally relevant to the emerging nature spirituality of today and presumably the future.

held via Facebook Live


Family Programming < 6yo - Rev. Florence
Saturday June 26th at 230pm Central

Bring the sun into our homes with a ritual designed for kids ages six and younger. With music, movement, and sun symbols we'll connect to the divine and the solstice sun. Optional supplies to gather are something that reminds you of the warmth of the sun (for example a dandelion flower, a cinnamon stick, an orange), paper and sun-colored crayons or markers. And be sure you have some space near your screen to get up and move.

held via Facebook Live


Kellianna in Concert - Kellianna
Saturday June 26th at 3pm Central

Kellianna is an American Neo-Celtic singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. With guitar and vocals she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With frame drum and chant she honors the Earth and the Ancestors with primal drumming and soaring vocals. Since 2003 Kellianna has performed her music in 11 countries on 3 continents with regular visits to Canada, the United Kingdom, Western Europe and Australia. Kellianna is a certified teacher of the vocal practice SpiritSong, a powerful tool for freeing your voice and honoring the divine within. Experienced in the art of ritual chant, she uses song to move energy, to celebrate the ancient mysteries, and to empower intention

held via Pre-Recorded


The Italian Winter Witch: La Befana in History and Folk Tradition - Sabina Magliocco
Saturday June 26th at 4pm Central

The Italian witch La Befana visits homes on the eve of the Epiphany, bringing treats for good children and coal for naughty ones. But there's much more to this character: descended from the ancient Italic goddess Strenia, with ties to Hecate and the Germanic goddesses Holda and Perchta, she was the original Santa Claus, a bringer of gifts at midwinter. In some regions of Italy, she continues to be the focus of folk plays, luck-visiting traditions, and winter revels. Find out all about her and learn how you can incorporate her into your celebrations at this illustrated lecture.

held via Pre-Recorded


Healing with Nature - Rev. Selena
Saturday June 26th at 5pm Central

Explore and experience ways of working with Nature walks, meditations, and rituals for personal healing, selfcare, repatterning, and wellness.

held via Facebook Live


Living Anew Under the Tower - Byron Ballard
Saturday June 26th at 7pm Central

The Plague Years have changed us, maybe irrevocably. But many of those changes have been needed and ignored for a long time. As we adapt, what tools do we bring out of this challenging time to help us as we regroup? And what tools did we bring into this situation that need to be cleaned and sharpened as we move forward

held via Pre-Recorded


Revels of Resilience Ritual - Rev. Jake, Nate and Dree
Saturday June 26th at 8pm Central

This last year and a half has been A LOT! We miss each other and other family and friends! We've had so many challenges, trials, and triumphs! In this ritual, we will use music lyrics, art and togetherness to lament the losses and uncover and celebrate our strength, connections, and resilience! We will raise, exchange and send healing energy, and start to imagine how we aim to show up in the world going forward. We will also share some music and kick off your very own Revels of Resilience dance party!

held via Private Zoom


Spiral Rhythm in Concert - Spiral Rhythm
Saturday June 26th at 9pm Central

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.

held via Facebook Live


Nightly Chat -
Saturday June 26th at 10pm Central

Historically late nights at PSG are filled with cozy campfire chats which range from philosophical to humorous. We will have a Facebook room set up for late night chats in an effort to carry on this tradition even though we are miles apart. Feel free to hop into the ''Late-Night Chat'' Facebook Room, or create your own Facebook Room and invite others on the Virtual PSG Facebook page to join you.

held via Facebook Room


Morning Cups of Change -
Sunday June 27th at 8am Central

It's said that significant changes in your personal life or changes in the world will only happen through the people you meet and the conversations you have. Let's get together over coffee (or your favorite morning beverage) and meet face-to-face on Zoom to swap stories and conspire with each other over your plans, hopes, and dreams for change. There will be break-out rooms with certain topics each day or you can stay in the main room and chat for change. See you there!

held via Private Zoom


The Magick Around Us - Rev. Bo
Sunday June 27th at 9am Central

One idea remains true across all earth-based forms of spirituality. There is magick in everything. But how do you recognize it and see it for yourself. And more importantly, what do you do when you have found it. This is a youth workshop to help our youngest navigate the magick all around us.

held via Pre-Recorded


Morning Meeting - Rev. Dennis and others
Sunday June 27th at 10am Central

The town meetings are times for attunement and connection as well as time for important announcements, updates on program changes and special performances from some of our favorite musical performers.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Sweatlodges, Sweathouses, Saunas, Banyas and more, Past, Present and Future - Colleen
Sunday June 27th at 11am Central

In all cultures and all times there have been these gathering places for health and spiritual reasons. They are places for teaching and healing, for spiritual growth and renewal. They support our communities, our children, our elders and our connection to the Divine. They are the womb thru which we can be reborn and the central pillar of our connection to all. We will be taking a good look at what and where they were, what they are now, and what they are becoming thru the efforts of those that are aiding their growth and continuation.

held via Pre-Recorded


Magenta Luncheon - Rev. Jake and Nate
Sunday June 27th at Noon Central

This Meet and Greet is a safe space for community and connection for trans, intersex, non-binary, gender-queer, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, gender fabulous and gender questioning people, and those of trans or intersex experience, to check-in and support and celebrate each other. It's not a space for education or debate with cisgender people. We will have some fun and engaging icebreakers, but also are happy just to be together, and no one has to talk if they don't want to.

held via Facebook Room


Pagans in Recovery - Zan
Sunday June 27th at Noon Central

Amethyst Circle - 12 Step Recovery Programs - Have alcohol, drugs, gambling, debt or any other substance taken over your life? Do you love someone who is lost in addiction? 12 Step programs have helped many recover. Pagans, however, are often turned off by the Christian language used by recovery programs. We find the HOW (Honesty, Open-minded, and Willingness) sets Pagans on the path to 12 Step recovery. Take a break and join us for a meeting.

held via Facebook Room


Psyche's Grotto - Rev. Chiron, Tanya, Truly, Rev. Ladyhawke
Sunday June 27th at Noon Central

The Grotto staff features counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, holistic healers, and others trained and skilled in counseling and mental health care. Attend the Centering Circle at noon if you need help grounding and centering yourself and/or processing feelings.

held via Facebook Room


Underworld Stillness Meditation - Andrew Bear
Sunday June 27th at 12:30pm Central

Stillness is a quality of consciousness that can serve as a foundation for all other spiritual and magical practices. In the Western Esoteric Tradition, we find Stillness in three realms: the Underworld, our Innerworld, and the Overworld of cosmos. In this Stillness meditation, we will find stillness in the Underworld, deep within the body of planet Earth. Pre-recorded (15 min meditation)

held via Pre-Recorded


Eco-Activism Panel - Rev. Selena, Rev. Dennis, Chip, Rev. Char, Andrew & Moderator Rev. River
Sunday June 27th at 1pm Central

Five experienced panelists discussing pagan engagement in 21st century eco-activism. Panelists will explore the unique contributions that Contemporary Pagans can make in increasing eco-activism related to the major issues of our time including climate change, indigenous sovereignty rights, earth rights (rights of eco-systems and all living things/beings), gender equality, and empowerment to advocate for sustainability and climate solutions. Panelists will share their perspectives on these major issues, their experiences in eco-activism, and ideas to help empower you to become more eco-active.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live


Daughters of the Dark Moon (DODM) Information Session -
Sunday June 27th at 2pm Central

Have you found yourself dancing with the Darkness? Do you see in yourself the power of the Moon's fourth face? The Dark Moon. Does the place of transformation and change, the power to remake and unmake life daily within you? Does your spirit spin so strong it is as a whirlwind or fire storm, finding itself almost uncontainable within your mere shell of a body? It is you for whom this Gather is happening. This info session about DODM will take place via zoom link posted on the PSG private event page. Women, Men and Self-Identified folks are welcome. You can ask about the group, see if it's right for you and speak to other ''Daughters''.

held via Private Zoom


Fundamentals of Healthy Boundaries - Becky Munson
Sunday June 27th at 2pm Central

In this session we'll explore the concept of healthy boundaries for leaders in spiritual groups. We'll establish the fundamentals of boundaries, discuss how power and vulnerability impact healthy boundaries, how to prevent boundary violations in our communities. We'll discuss sex-positivity within spiritual communities, how to identify problematic behaviors, and what to do if you feel you have been impacted by an un-heathy relationship. We'll also explore how self-care plays a role in healthy relationships for leaders, as well as tips to ensure leaders create safe and welcoming spaces for community members.

held via Facebook Live


Wendy Rule in Concert - Wendy Rule
Sunday June 27th at 3pm Central

A dedicated live performer, Wendy has toured extensively since her first album's release -starting in Australia, then branching out with her first international tour in 2001. Renowned for her extraordinary voice and live shows that blur the line between music, ritual and theatre, Wendy has gained a loyal following in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK. From the most intimate solo house concerts, to festival gigs with her band. Wendy takes her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion.

held via Pre-Recorded


Closing Ritual - Rev. Selena and others
Sunday June 27th at 4pm Central

Ritual of thanksgiving and farewell for the beautiful, spiritual weekend we've had together as community. Ritual will include extinguishing of the Sacred Fire and blessings for a safe year until we see each other again. Bring your ''for closing ritual'' envelope that was mailed to you.

held via Zoom to Facebook Live