PSG 2017 Workshops

Workshop submissions will be accepted through April 1, 2017, and approved workshops will appear on this page starting in the spring.

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"Inward" & "Outward" Activism: Heal the World Within And Around (PLI) - Rev. Pathwalker

Learning to use "Inward" Activism through receiving and directing within, the amazing Power of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE! Learning to use "Outward" Activism by projecting Personal Healing Power (UNCONDITIONAL LOVE) out into the world around you, as part of a Healing Web touching family, community, state, nation, and planet!

Intended audience: Adults


6th Annual Gnome Moot and exchange - The Roaming Gnome

On Friday night, before and during Pan's Ball, bring your Gnome to Gnome Camp where they will have their own party. For the Gnomes that were here in prior years, it will be a reunion, and they can share stories of their adventures throughout the year. Saturday morning, or before you leave PSG return to Gnome Camp, and collect a different Gnome than the one you brought, to be your companion till next you return to PSG. All are ages are welcome to participate.

Intended audience: All Audiences


7 Secrets of Titanic Magic - Jack Grayle

In ancient Greece, magic was considered to be Titanic -- meaning that it was deeply connected to the Titans, the unruly precursors of the Gods, who inhabited every aspect of the natural world. This workshop quickly and comprehensively covers the most important magical techniques of that forgotten age, with special attention to Hekate's role in raising and compelling the spirits of the earth, sea and sky. It will include useful handouts, and participation in a ritual invocation of the titans.

Intended audience: Adults


Across the Great American Divide - How Do We Heal? - River Higginbotham and Jasmine

The turmoil of the 2016 election - carried into 2017 - has brought fear, frustration, anger, and division. How did we get here? And now what do we do? Understanding the larger patterns playing out in our personal and collective psyches can help make sense of the situation. And it can guide our actions seeking change. All who consider changes in our society as needed might benefit by participating, especially community leaders.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


African Spirituality in Art - Amber Todd

In this workshop we'll discuss various art work from around Africa and how it ties into the spirituality of those places. We'll look at the use of symbolism, the purpose and design of masks, and how sculpture provides a link to the divine. We'll also discuss how we can tie these aspects into our own faith as Pagans. Some of the cultures we'll look at include the Dogon, Mossi, Bwa, and Asante.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


All Chanting Ritual - River Higginbotham, Jasmine, Ambiaka

When we sing together our hearts beat together,join the EnCHANTment coordinators and your community for an all chanting ecstatic ritual. Raise your voice in joyous unity, feel the thrum of resonance expanding and engaging your spirit. Chants will be taught so everyone learns them and no one is left behind. This is not just for singers and standing is not required. Celebrate Summer Solstice in song, feel the magic of connection with your tribe.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


All-gender Ritual: Making Room for All the Parts of Ourselves - Jake Bradley & Nate Metrick

Many of us experience having lots of parts of ourselves across various spectrums – introverted parts and extroverted parts, aspects of strength and vulnerability, a range of identities and expressions related to gender, race, and many other facets of ourselves. Many of us have a history of shame around some parts of ourselves, confusion about how the parts relate to each other, and/or consternation about how to be seen by a world that often wants us to choose one part of ourselves over the others, or wants to choose for us. In this ritual we will use art, voice, movement, and story. We will seek together to make room for all of our parts, to release shame, and to celebrate the muchness and many-ness of each of us.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Allyship and Solidarity 101 - Jake Bradley and Nate Metrick

Learn how to stick up for and demonstrate allyship for people of color, LGBTQ people, First Nations people, the environment, religious minorities, women and girls, immigrants and refugees, and others who are increasingly marginalized and under attack in our national community. Use your power and privilege to make our world more gentle, safe and respectful! We will start from the place of trusting oppressed people's lived experience, and learn practical and effective ways to show solidarity.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Amethyst Circle Party - Zan and Rev. Tristan

Join us for some non-alcoholic fun and games as we pass the evening away. This is an alternative game night gathering taking place at the same time as Pan's Ball. We call it Pan's Other Ball (the smaller drier one).

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Anaconda's Call - Shamanic traditions and Pagan art in Brazil - Gabriel Ossian

In this workshop you will be lead to know and experience a piece of the Shamanic Traditions and Art - Folk expressions of the Brazilian native spirituality. Anaconda or Yobo is one of the most important spirits and totens of the amazon tribes that brings conection and healing for the people. We will learn chants, prayers and tips for the conection with this powerful spirit.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Arthur Hinds in Concert - Arthur Hinds

Since 1996 Arthur Hinds has been part of Georgia-based Celtic/Pagan band Emerald Rose, in which he's particularly known for his singing, songwriting, and bodhran playing. A student of poetry, storytelling, and the Bardic Path, Arthur is also a singer-songwriter with three solo CDs currently released. These CDs explore a wide array of musical genres, including folk, jazz, rock, flamenco, and, of course, Celtic.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Asexual Meet & Greet - Anna Hitz

Wondering about your place in the Pagan community? With so many rites and rituals centering around sex and fertility, it can sometimes feel like you are not firmly rooted in the commmunity. Come meet others that feel the same and share any ways to feel more connected. Allies welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


The Authentic Witch: Crafting a Working Tradition - Laura Tempest Zakroff

What does it mean to be an authentic Witch? Who or what sets the bar for authenticity? How can it define or impede your path? In this workshop, we'll look at key elements for crafting an effective practice that works for you, from the perspective of the Modern Traditional Witch.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Authors' Meet & Greet - with Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan-Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller. He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada. His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book ("The Witch’s Book of Shadows") has just recently been released. He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead two local covens.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Authors' Meet & Greet - with Kathryn Hinds

Kathryn Hinds is a prolific author whose short stories & poetry have appeared in a number of journals & anthologies. Her most recent book is a feminist fantasy novel, The Healer's Choice (Dark Oak Press). Kathryn's other books include: Candle, Thread, & Flute (Luna Station Press); The Forty,(Celestial Studios); Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses (New Page Books); and more than forty titles for children and young adults, mostly focused on ancient, medieval, and early-modern cultures.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Awakening the Black Bull - Jack Grayle

Invoke Dionysian ecstasy into your life! This ritual begins with a historical overview of how the most paradoxical God of all was celebrated by the Ancient Greeks, and how his worship may have given rise to traditional Witchcraft. It culminates with an invocation and celebratory revel to draw down the power and presence of the Great Black Bull.

Intended audience: Adults


Awakening Your Shining Brow: Taliesin and Celtic Mysticism - Arthur Hinds

Experience the tale of Ceridwen and Taliesin, and discuss and explore the mystical path using myth as a guide.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bardapalooza - with PSG Musicians

It's back! Come listen, watch, dance and celebrate as all of our beloved PSG musicians come together to play in one big concert! It doesn't get any better than this! You won't want to miss it!

Intended audience: All Audiences


Bardic Circle - Chris Eldridge aka The Roaming Gnome

Do you have a story to tell, a poem or song to share, or do you simply want to listen? Come and sit within the sacred Bardic circle and be taken back to a simpler time. A time when entertainment was intimate, personal and sacred.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bast Cat Ritual - Jamie and Tami

Join in the Bast Cat Procession to the Ritual Circle, which will be followed by the Bast Cat Ritual to Honor Bast and the Divine Sacred Cat. Meet at the Bast Cat Shrine.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Be a Better Man for the Rest of your Life - Circle Minister Harry Dorman (Pathwalker)

Goals are to help men 18 & older recognize, understand, & successfully navigate key life elements and challenges; Spark personal empowerment to become better men at ANY age or stage. To be discussed: Honoring The Inner Child, The Feminine, The Divine, Family; Healing Self & Others; Sex; The Power of Unconditional Love & Forgiveness; Power of Critical Thinking; Power vs. Force; Aging Process.

Intended audience: Adults


Become A Citizen Reporter - Marty Townsend

Want to report the news from your street-side vantage, but don't know where or how to begin? Come join us as I introduce you to the wide-open world of online citizen reporting. I will go over all the basics such as how to start a blog, find news, take GOOD video to accompany your articles, and how to write using the Inverted Pyramid style favored by news organizations. Whether you just want fun, or you want to make money, this workshop won't disappoint.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Being a Reader of Tarot - Mikael Drache

You understand the basics of the art of Tarot. You have studied diligently and know the cards. But you often find yourself confused at which spread to use. Perhaps you feel a bit confused about reading inverted cards or you find yourself questioning the accuracy of your throws. This session will take Tarot beyond the basics. We will explore the Tarot in a practical manner: by reading the Tarot. Bring your cards if you have them. And be prepared for a robust conversation and guidance!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Being Vulnerable Transforms Leadership, Part I (PLI) - Rev. Tiffany Andes (Denora)

We will take a look at the content of Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly and apply it to real world ways in which we live out patterns of shame, guilt, and fear in our modern society. By cultivating vulnerability and trust, we can see how the skill sets laid out in this book will help us to be better leaders, teachers, parents, ministers, friends, lovers, and much more.

Intended audience: Adults


Bonfire Blessing Community Ritual - Bonfire Coordinators

Rhythms, dancing, voices and our energy join together to co-create this amazing and beautiful ritual to bless and open the Ritual Circle.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bonfire Blessing Ritual Planning - Bonfire Coordinators

Come and share your creative gifts as we plan the ritual to bless the Ritual Circle! Bring your costume ideas, your choreography, your favorite songs and rhythms - this is your chance to shine!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bonfire Community Meet & Greet - Bonfire Coordinators

Ecstasy through music, dance and fire-now that's what we're talking about! Come find out how things work at Bonfire Circle. We'll help you find your way to drum, dance, sing, spin fire, and play. Join the conversation; meet friends old and new, as we begin our week of laughter, joy and release around the fire together. Welcome to the bonfire!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Building Your Career Toolbox with the "Young Professionals Network" - Mandie Zopp (Moonstone)

Come learn about Circle Sanctuary's new Young Professionals Network (YPN)! The YPN was created to engage and empower current and future leaders through professional development, networking, and social opportunities, while being mentored by professionals and peers of the Pagan faith. This workshop will help YPN participants gain insight on what skills you would like to develop in order to excel in your career goals. The target audience for this program is millennials; however, anyone is welcome.

Intended audience: Adults


Candle Magic - Phoenix Silverstar

Come and learn about the Ethics of Magic, Acting in Accord, The Law of Similarity, The Law of Contagion, Religious Magic and how to put it all together in a Candle Spell. Make your own Candle Spell right here! Everyone gets their choice of a white or colored candle to work with, there will be tools available to carve symbols, soft and regular crayons to color the symbols, and oils to anoint the candles with. Go home with your own personal candle spell!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Celebrating Seasons Pagan Leadership Intensive (PLI) - Selena Fox

Five part series focused on developing skills in creating and facilitating group seasonal rituals and other celebrations.

Intended audience: Adults


Celebrating Seasons: Celtic Fire Festivals (PLI) - Selena Fox

Working with chants, meditations, rites, symbols, lore and customs for celebrating the midpoints of the four seasons. Developing complementary rites for Beltane and Samhain and for Imbolc and Lughnassad. Working with Sacred Fires and Celtic imagery.

Intended audience: Adults


Celebrating Seasons: Equinoxes & Solstices (PLI) - Selena Fox

Working with chants, meditations, rites, symbols, lore and customs for celebrating the beginnings of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Developing complementary Summer and Winter Solstice Rites. Working with Tides and Balance dimensions of Spring and Autumn Equinoxes.

Intended audience: Adults


Celebrating Seasons: Evolving Pagan Culture & Community (PLI) - Selena Fox

Creating and facilitating seasonal rituals and celebrations to enrich and evolve Pagan culture as a whole as well as on-going Pagan groups, multi-tradition Pagan gatherings, and interfaith Ecospiritual events. Special considerations in working with seasonal celebrations globally, across generations, and in cyberspace. Resources for further study.

Intended audience: Adults


Celebrating Seasons: Folkways Old & New (PLI) - Selena Fox

Discovering and incorporating seasonal folk customs, myths, lore, symbols, and traditions from a variety of old Pagan cultures and religions into contemporary Sabbat rites and celebrations. Resources to aid this work and exploration of ways to refreshen old traditions.

Intended audience: Adults


Celebrating Seasons: Sacred Times & Places - Selena Fox

Considerations of location, timing, environmental factors, spiritual traditions, group size & diversity in designing & facilitating seasonal rites, traditions, & festivals. Incorporating myth and magic in developing a Wheel of the Year framework of eight Sabbats. Exploring other types of Pagan seasonal celebration patterns, including Full Moons.

Intended audience: Adults


Ceremony of Remembrance for Our Beloved Dead - with Rev. Selena Fox and Others

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. Please bring photos, mementos, shakers, and rattles.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Child Center Blessing - Lisa and others

Come and cast a circle with the PSG wee ones and open the Child Center for this year's Gathering. Following the blessing the Child Center will be open from 10am - noon and 2 - 4pm on opening Sunday.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Children of The Morrigan Meet & Greet - Susan Orn aka. Natasha

Calling all followers of the Goddess Morrigan to come together and discuss our various different ways of showing dedication, rituals, and altar set ups. I will be setting up an altar to The Morrigan and looking for creative ideas and discussion on how best to serve The Morrigan. Pictures of your home altar are welcome.

Intended audience: Adults


Circle of Connection for Circle Ministers and Ministers in Training - Juliana Russell, River Higginbotham, Sandy Costa (Foo)

Now it begins - an intentional process for Circle Ministers and those new to the Ministry path to network and get more acquainted and connected. Consider this an invitation to step into deeper connection as colleagues, mentors and servants to our communities. The method we will use is a structured process, Circle of Connection. The process will foster opening to each other in authentic sharing to lay further foundations for trust and cooperation.

Intended audience: Adults


Circle Sanctuary Ministers Meeting - with Rev. Selena Fox

Special meeting open to Circle Sanctuary Ministers and those already part of Circle Sanctuary's Ministers Training Program. This is a meeting to share news and consider some future directions of Circle ministries development.

Intended audience: Adults


Clan of Pyros Community Fire Blessing - Clan of Pyros and Fire Safety Team

Join the Clan of Pyros as we ritually bless our clan & greater community! This is a community ritual – all are welcome! Bring your drums, props and/or your love of fire. Ritual to be followed by ecstatic performance & presentation of the 2017 virgin burners! Participation in the ritual requires attendance of the planning workshop, the performance afterward does not. All spinners and spotters must be banded through one of the fire safety workshops to participate in the ritual or performance.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Clan of Pyros Community Fire Blessing Planning Workshop - Fire Safety Team

Are you a fire spinner? A fire spotter? A drummer? Do you wish to participate in the Clan of Pyros Fire Blessing Ritual? Then you should be here!! This workshop is a requirement for all spinners and spotters who wish to participate in the ritual. Ecstatic performance after the ritual does not require you to attend this workshop. However, ALL spinners and spotters must be banded through one of the fire safety workshops to participate in the ritual or ecstatic performance.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Colorful Personalities: Communicating Effectively at Home and in the Workplace - Moonstone

Do you know your "true color"? Have you ever been accused of being too sensitive or too logical? Have you ever been left wondering if it was something you said that offended your co-worker, significant other, or close friend? In this workshop, you will discover your own personality color, gain insight on how others perceive you, and learn how you can better communicate with individuals that have different personality traits than you do.

Intended audience: Adults


Create your own Elk hide rattle - Bear Woman

Create your own Elk hide rattle for spiritual work or just for fun! This is a two part workshop with the first part sewing and forming the rattle. The rattle is dried for 2 days and then in part 2 we will finish and decorate the rattles with spiritually cleansed fur, leather, stones, and feathers. A $10 fee is requested for the cost of the materials. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Feel free to bring any special items to add to the energy of your rattle.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Creativi-tea and Conjure - Pandora Silverfin

Let's color a spell! Bring your favorite tea/coffee, conjure oil, coloring pages, and/or color pencils or use some of mine. Together let's color a spell. Want to banish a negative? Want to bring in some positive? Want to resolve a tense situation? I can show you how with this workshop. Bring your creative side an open mind, and a sense of something new. Let's color a spell!!!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Crone Clearing and Healing Meditation - Sandy (Artistfair)

This is for the women who will participating in this years Croning ritual. Please bring a cloth if you prefer to lay on the ground.

Intended audience: Adults


Crone Goddess Necklace - Sandy (Artistfair)

For all Crones who will be Croning at 2017 ritual. We will be creating a necklace with a clay Goddess picked by Selena to represent PSG Crones. Clay Goddess, clasp and wire will be supplied. Beads will not be supplied. Please bring your own beads from a local craft shop, old necklaces or costume jewelry. A box top to place on your lap to hold your beads would be helpful.

Intended audience: Adults


Crone Temple of Wisdom Closing Ritual - Sandy (Artistfair), Rev. Ana

Final Crone ceremony to release the Goddesses, elements and energy that embraced us throughout the week. After this ceremony Crones who participated in this years Croning will have their gift exchange. For Crones.

Intended audience: Adults


Crone Temple Opening Ritual - Sandy (Artistfair), Rev. Ana

Open to all Crones. Celebrate the beauty and wisdom of the Crone with the consecration of Sacred space. We will acknowledge all Crones and welcome all who will be participating in this years Croning ritual. Please feel free to bring any item to place on alter or hang in temple for the week. Please note,this is a, "Female Energy Only" center but any PSG member can feel free to drop in on Sunday, prior to the opening ritual at 3 PM. For Crones.

Intended audience: Adults


Croning Rite of Passage Daily Preparations - Sandy (Artistfair), Rev. Ana

This week of meetings, classes, sharing and healing are a necessary part of the Rite of Passage process. There are daily discussions and fun Crone activities. Past PSG Crones are welcome to attend to offer support by bringing energy of the Wise Women. Please bring a chair.

Intended audience: Adults


A Daily Boost for Your Spirit (PLI) - Rev. Ana Blechschmidt

As leaders, it is essential that we practice self care. In this workshop, we will discuss how to strengthen your own Spirit in every day simple actions/prayers/meditations so you can have the stamina to help those you come to you.

Intended audience: Adults


Daily Centering Circle at Psyche's Grotto - with Rev. Chiron & Staff

Take a breath and find your center each day. Experience a variety of grounding and centering techniques to help you refresh yourself during the Gathering.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Daily Gender Liberation Check-in - Jake Bradley and Nate Metrick

This is a drop-in safe space for people of all genders and gender expressions to check in or chill out. We promise no one will gender you or profile how you present. You won’t have to explain yourself unless you want to. We can talk about gender, or not, but this is a space that is free of binary assumptions about gender; a place that believes that the gender binary is a trap that constrains us all. We will have art supplies, snacks, ice water, and whatever else we want to make of the space.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Daily Pagans in Recovery Meeting - with Zan

These daily twelve-step meetings are for anyone in a recovery program. Take a break from the Gathering to reaffirm your commitment to the recovery process.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Damh The Bard In Concert - Damh the Bard

Damh the Bard is a modern-day Bard whose spirituality and love of folk tradition is expressed through his music, storytelling and poetry. Drawing on the Bardic tradition, his performances are both entertaining and educational, speaking directly to the heart, and never without a good splash of humor.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Dancing with Spiral Rhythm - Kira Lang

Learn fun dances to deepen your Spiral Rhythm concert experience. All ages and orientations, no dance experience necessary

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Daring Greatly: Being Vulnerable Transforms Leadership, Part II (PLI) - Rev.Tiffany Andes (Denora)

In this workshop, we will continue our discussion on Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly. It is helpful if you attended part I, but all are welcome.

Intended audience: Adults


Daughters of the Dark Moon- Right of Passage - Celeste Coleman-Jeske / Tina Horton

This is an ROP open only to current DODM members, and new sisters who have been participating since PSG'16. Do you find yourself in the magical, transformational time between Mother and Crone? Have you found yourself dancing with the Darkness? Do you see in yourself the power of the Moon’s fourth Dark face? Does the power of change, to unmake and remake, live daily within you- finding your birthings in countless other forms? Join us! Listen for the DODM meet and greet, TBA during the week.

Intended audience: Adults


Daytime EnCHANTment - Connection Opportunity - River Higginbotham, Jasmine, Ambiaka

For those who cannot join EnCHANTment at the normal time. 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. This facilitated group experience, evokes and invokes the divine through chant in a permeable ritual of connection and inspiration.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Didjeridoo 101 - E. of Sentinel Grove

Learn everything there is about this aboriginal instrument from its history, what it is used for, its modern usages and even get a chance to play one! The course focuses and discusses everything to do with the Didjeridoo so, bring yours with you if you have one!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Drawing Down the Moon: The History and Mechanics of Invoking Deity - Jason Mankey

The ritual of "Drawing Down the Moon" has become one of the most important and essential parts of Modern Wicca, but how did the concept and ritual develop, and what is really going on when you "draw down" deity?  Mankey explores parallels to drawing down the moon in religions ancient and modern and discusses the origins of the more common rituals used to summon deity.

Intended audience: Adults


Drinking from the Cauldron: A Writing Workshop - Kathryn Hinds

Do you want to write, or to take your writing to the next level? In particular, do you want to express your spiritual life and insights in writing? This workshop will explore inspiration, ways to get over writer's block, and more. Be sure to bring writing materials!

Intended audience: Adults


Drumming 101 - R.L. McDorman

R.L. will discuss and teach the basics of hand drumming, as well as, a simple few beats and patterns, history and use of hand drums and drumming in different cultures in a fun way. All this will help to launch your learning into the world of hand percussion! You don’t have to be a seasoned veteran player to attend this workshop, but you may well be if you like, and still have fun! This workshop is very interactive, lots of fun AND it all ends with a full out drum jam!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Ethical Non-monogamy Open Discussion - Tiffany Andes (Denora)

What is ethical non-monogamy? How is it played out in relationships? How do we live in community with others while respecting boundaries? This will be a hosted open discussion about ethical non-monogamy and polyamory. Information will be provided, and participants will be invited to discuss and share their perspectives in a non-judgmental space.

Intended audience: Adults


Ethics for Group and Ritual Leaders (PLI) - Kathryn and Arthur

This workshop gives us an opportunity to explore the ethical considerations that can arise in Pagan groups, communities, rituals, and teaching situations. We will discuss ethical ground rules, ethical transparency, possible solutions to ethical conundrums, and more.

Intended audience: Adults


Exploring Discrete States of Consciousness with Hemisync Audio Program - Chip Brown

Using headphones, audio equipment and specially recorded tapes and cds provided by the presenter, we will explore discrete states of consciousness. These audio programs have been created by the Monroe Institute. This workshop takes an entire afternoon – two workshop sessions back-to-back. Total workshop time is approximately 4 hours. Pre-workshop sign-up is required; space is limited to 12 participants. See Info Center or Chip Brown for details.

Intended audience: Adults


Facebook Meet & Greet - Rev. Tristan

Here's your chance to put faces to the names you've been seeing in the PSG Facebook Group. Join us for introductions, conversation, and hopefully some laughs. For your comfort, bring a drink to keep you hydrated, and something to sit on.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Faerie Shrine Opening - with Jesse and Shariff

The mobile Faerie Shrine returns again! We would like to invite any persons interested in our light, fun and joyous ritual. We will lead a procession from the Rainbow Center to the location of the Faerie Shrine; along the path, we will lay offerings for the Fae. All are welcome to bring items for the shrine to remain with the mobile shrine or just leave them for the week. Those who may wish to speak a part for the ritual are encouraged to contact Jesse or Shariff prior at the Rainbow Center.

Intended audience: Children


Fairy Wands - Star Tucker

Come make your own fairy wand. Bring you creativity and I will have wooden rods, ribbons, paint, markers, glitter and stickers available for you to create your own wand. Please bring a chair or blanket. Limit to 8 participants.

Intended audience: Teens and Tweens


Fire Spinners Meet & Greet - with Fire Team Leaders & Bonfire Coordinators

Get to know the fire spinning community at PSG and come and meet the Fire Spinning Team! This is our time as community members to discuss what we would like to put forth for the week, ask questions and get answers! You'll find out about everything you need to know about Fire Spinning at PSG!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Fire Spinners Safety Class - with Fire Team Leaders

In the interest of everyone's safety & enjoyment we offer Safety Classes for those who want the privilege to spin at PSG. You must attend the class, sign a wavier & pass the class to receive a bracelet which allows you fire spinning privileges. Minors must be at least 12 years of age (no exceptions) & attend the class with a parent/guardian. Bracelet is necessary to participate in any fire spinning at workshops, rituals, or other performances/programs. You will not learn to spin at this class.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


From Theory to Practice: Shapeshifting a Mature Community (PLI) - River Higginbotham & Jasmine

What happens when you take an established community and attempt to re-frame values and group dynamics? All while producing an event for more than 2,000 participants? After engaging in groups and communities where very specific tools created a foundation, we decided to attempt to bring these tools to a 25-year-old organization. How did we do it? What worked? What didn’t? And how can it help you in your community?

Intended audience: Adults


From Wica to Wicca: The Rise & Development of Modern Witchcraft - Jason Mankey

When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch-­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.” By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft?

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Gender 101: Making Safe Space for Trans,* Intersex & Genderqueer Folks - Nate Metrick and Jake Bradley

Gender is such a huge part of our lives and culture, but it's way more complicated than most of us realize or understand. This workshop explores how gender identity and expression show up in our lives, and how we can understand and celebrate the diverse and unique ways people experience and express our genders. We will cover language and terminology, tips for showing support and respect, how to use gender-neutral pronouns, etc.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


God in the Body: Creating Ecstatic Rituals (PLI) - Jasmine and River Higginbotham

In ecstatic ritual, a point arrives when everything flows - the song sings you, the drum plays you, the rhythm dances you. Energy builds. Magic happens. This magic often comes from carefully crafted steps that lay the foundation for surrender to the Divine. Creating ritual that invites participants to engage, deeply, can be done. Even for public rituals. How do you set it up? How do you create safe space? We’ll work through the steps and do a few experiential exercises.

Intended audience: Adults


Green Wizards Meet and Greet - Truly

A time for tinkers, back-to-the-landers, preppers, do-it-yourselfers, and other pointed, or incidental, followers of Greer's Green Wizard philosophy to meet and discuss their path and projects. If you want to know more about green wizardry, come to the introductory workshop.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Grow Your Own Salad - Gail Sassman

A fun make and take project. I will help kids & tweens plant their "salad" in a container to take home to grow. I will provide instructions for having a tasty salad in a few weeks. All supplies will be provided. Kids please feel free to bring a teen or adult to help you.

Intended audience: Tweens


Handfasting of Brian & Monika - Selena Fox & other Circle Sanctuary Ministers

Norse Pagan Wedding of Brian & Monika Knight. All in the PSG Community are invited to join with the couple's family & friends in this celebration.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Handfasting of Chante & Gabriel - Selena Fox

Multicultural handfasting of Chante of South Dakota & Gabriel of Germany. PSG Community members of all ages are invited to attend this Pagan wedding that includes Native American & European Folk traditions.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Heathen Hobbies: How making - Caitlin Gleason

Can you recite How To Train Your Dragon by heart? Do mom and dad watch Vikings with you? Thinking of a new and unique entry for the school art fair? See what the Iron Age Scandinavians did when they weren't kicking butt on the high seas! Handle replica clothing, cookware, helmets, shields, swords, thrown weapons, toys, spindles, etc. Each one of these crafts has an association with a particular god(dess), giant, or character from the heathen myths. Join us and learn what they are!

Intended audience: Teens and Tweens


Hekate At The Crossroads: A Meeting of Mind & Movement - Laura Tempest Zakroff (with Nathaniel Johnstone and Davis Petterson)

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. We will present an ecstatic rite that fuses together elements of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Dance, Inspired World Music, and Ritual Performance.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Herbs to Know. Holy Basil & Cilantro/Coriander - Gail Sassman

I will share some magical & other interesting facts about these herbs. Cilantro/Coriander is the International Herb Society's herb of the year. Bring your chair & join me.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


The Hindu Gods and Goddesses from the Vedas until today - Phoenix Silverstar

You know some of the names - Brahma. Vishnu. Rama. Krishna. Shiva. Ganesh. Parvati. Durga. Kali, and more. Others may be new to you - Indra. Surya. Agni, and more. Now is your chance to learn more about these deities, both the major ancient Vedic deities, and the major modern Hindu gods and goddesses, and their stories. This is a workshop on the Hindu pantheon and Mythology, not a workshop on Hinduism, the religion. Hindu Mythology is incredibly rich and varied. Get a glimpse of it!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


History of the Sacred Cat - Jamie and Tami

History of the Sacred Cat from Neolithic times to the present day. From Cave paintings to modern cat temples.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Homilies and Pagans (PLI) - Chiron, Circle Minister

We are not into preaching and giving sermons. But homilies, short talks, are often found in Pagan worship, especially when providing background information for the service. This workshop takes up the formal use of homilies as part of worship and outlines some of the basic issues, opportunities, skills, and theoretical basis in rhetoric (which started with Greek Pagans eons ago).

Intended audience: Adults


The Horned God in the British Isles - Jason Mankey

For thousands of years, the Horned God has resided in the British Isles in various forms.  To the ancient Celts, he was The Horned One, Cernunnos.  In the Middle Ages he whispered to his followers in Christian Churches as the Green Man.  As Herne, he became an English icon.  Learn the real histories behind these powerful figures and how they all fit together (or don’t). 

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


How to Lead Others in the Resistance Movement (PLI) - Jake Bradley & Nate Metrick

This non-partisan training will review some basics of community organizing and direct action, including a wide array of strategies for effecting change. We will explore how to combat overwhelmedness, apathy, and despair in ourselves and our communities, choose priorities, and take action to raise our voices and "be the change we want to see in the world."

Intended audience: Adults


Humans vs Zombies - Christina Bieser & Leigh Weidner

Humans vs Zombies is a exciting game of tag that can be played by Adults and Teens which can provide days of entertainment. Each player starts as a human except the one original zombie. Everyone will be provided a rule-card and 2 colored strips of cloth to play the game (while supplies last. During this program we will explain the intricacies of the game and how to safely play throughout the week. Players may join anytime by picking up kits at the FairyBrook vendor tent.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


I See What You Did There - Shannon

At this workshop the Tweens will use Glow-in-the-Dark paint to design their own shirt. After the paint dries, they will be worn at the Tween party. We are hoping that all of the kids will show how they shine in the moonlight :) We ask that the Tweens bring a shirt since we do not know everyone's size.

Intended audience: Tweens


Intergenerational Event Planning (PLI) - Eric Eldritch, Circle MIT

One of the greatest needs for the country today as a whole, and the Pagan community in specific, is bridging the growing generational gap created by trending technology, cultural drift and lack of cohesion. All Pagan communities have a need for programming and projects for children, millennials, adults and seniors to have an intergenerational experience.

Intended audience: Adults


Intrafaith Solidarity Ritual - Casey Pope, Sandy Foo, Tina Horton

Come together with other Pagans of diverse paths to unite as one! This ritual invites participation from Pagans of various paths. Together, we will celebrate our diversity and unity as we stand in solidarity for the greater good.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


An Introduction to Green Wizardry - Truly

Green wizardry combines appropriate tech knowledge from the 1970s with a mage’s understanding of the subtle movement of energy, to create a path towards sustainability and resilience. First written about by John Michael Greer, work in green wizardry overlaps with tinkering, environmentalism, magic, preparedness, back-to-the-land, and do-it-yourself.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Labyrinth - A Journey to Manifestation - Ryan and Lisa Michelle

Walk the candlelight labyrinth, take the journey, spiral in, spiral out. A thousand lighted candles light your way from this plane to the highest plane of divine manifestation. Spiral from the earthly plane to the divine and recognize your truest self. The labyrinth will be lit and open for walking from 10 pm to dawn.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Lady Liberty League (LLL) Annual Meeting - Selena Fox, Casey Burke-Pope and Minerva

This is our annual gathering where we bring you up to date on LLL's activities, discuss trends, and plan for the future. If you are interested in Pagan religious rights, please join us.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Late Night Experience and Ritual - with John Markey, Brad Allen and John Peterson

Explore visions of your path as a young man and connect with the Spirit of Tribe and your Ancestors. Learn to navigate the woods at night and hunt with the Pack as you search for your connection to land spirits and the Horned God.

Intended audience: Teens


Lavendar Luncheon - with Jesse and Shariff

Calling all LGBT, please join us at the Rainbow Center for an early afternoon meet and greet. Please bring your lunch, relax and get to know more family at PSG.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Living with the Charge - Kathryn Hinds

The Charge of the Goddess is one of the most beloved pieces of Wiccan/Neo-Pagan liturgy, a centerpiece of traditional full-moon rituals. In this workshop we'll discuss its importance and influence, with a particular focus on how the Charge can help guide and inspire our everyday lives.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Magenta Luncheon - Jake Bradley and Nate Metrick

This meet and greet is for anyone of trans* and/or intersex identity or experience, regardless of how you identify, including people who identify as genderqueer, bigender, agender, or non-binary, people who express gender fluidity or gender non-conformity, studs, aggressives, bois, M2Fs, FTMs, androgenes, genderf**kers, etc, and for people who identify as questioning, or are questioning their own gender identity. It is safe space for us to talk about us, and not for allies or education.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Magic in America 1820-1952 - Jason Mankey

Despite what our history books tells us, America has long been a hotbed of magickal and occult activity. Consider this a whirlwind tour of America's occult legacy, from the magick of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the Voodoo of Marie Laveau, to the early days of the Mormon Church, to Scientology and Jack Parsons, ghosts and Spiritualism, all the way to America's first Pagan church in the 1930's. So much information, but so much fascinating history!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Magical Gift Exchange - Judith Willow Wind

Join us for the annual spiritual gift exchange. Everyone taking part will give a gift and in return receive a gift. Bring a sacred item (such as a ritual tool, amulet, necklace, divinity statue, altar piece or handmade ritual object) that has special meaning for you. Bless your gift and with it include your name and something about its spiritual significance. Wrap it in opaque paper, cloth or other covering.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Making Fire Without a Lighter or Matches - Drusilla Void

Have you ever lost your lighter or had your matches get wet? Dru will demonstrate different ways of starting a fire without them. Methods will include a modern firesteel and striker, a traditional flint and steel, a magnifying glass (weather permitting), a magnesium block, and a nine-volt battery and steel wool. Dru will also discuss natural and man-made tinders, and demonstrate how to make char cloth.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Managing Crucial Conversations (PLI) - Minerva & Messina

Have you ever been in a conversation and you're not quite sure how it went from good to bad? Do you struggle in conversations on hot button topics or highly emotional subjects? Have you read or been wanting to read Kerry Paterson's book "Crucial Conversations? This class will discuss techniques highlighted in the book and how to apply to daily life. This class will benefit, leaders, group members and individuals.

Intended audience: Adults


Managing Your Relationship with Your Devices - Dennis Carpenter

Our electronic devices serve very important functions in our daily lives and our relationships with these tools are complex. We will consider the ways that that such relationships may be less than optimal, particularly in the areas of work and study productivity, sleep, and interactions with other humans. We will discuss ways to more effectively manage our devices and explore the ways that Nature experiences may help counter some of the brain-draining aspects of excessive device usage.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Managing Your Social Media Presence (PLI) - Casey Pope

Social media is an important avenue for communication between Pagan leaders and the Nature-based spirituality community. Learn the “do’s and don’ts” of engaging in social media in today’s society. How can you best represent yourself and your organization? What is the best way to reach your audience? Together, we will craft a plan to manage the social media agenda for your organization or event.

Intended audience: Adults


Meeting the Gods of the Mabinogion - Damh the Bard

Many Pagans work with the Gods of the Mabinogion. From Gwydion, to Bloddeuedd, from Arianrhod, to Rhiannon. These stories are more than tales written done in the Middle Ages, they are the 'Bones of Albion', and are part of the Matter of Britain that includes the tales of King Arthur. In this talk we will look at the history, the language, the links between the tales, and their associations to the wider tapestry of the Natural World.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Men's Rite of Passage - Zero and Rogan Stillwater

The MROP journey begins. We undertake the vow of silence, ritual bath, guided meditation, Men's ritual, village and labyrinth walk, Ritual of Discovery, and solitary camping. This day will be long, it will be tiring, but your brothers walk beside you. Come prepared to walk, meditate, and sleep outside by yourself.

Intended audience: Adults


Men's Rite of Passage Initiate Meeting - Zero and Rogan Stillwater

The Men's Rite of Passage is a journey to find your greatest source of power. Including a village and labyrinth walk, ritual bath, guided meditation, the Ritual of Discovery and ending in overnight solitary camping, we will find your power and strength. Those interested in MROP need to attend morning meeting on Monday or Tuesday to have your name in the lottery. Only 5 participants will be chosen. Past initiates and facilitators are welcome in this meeting.

Intended audience: Adults


Men's Rite of Passage Planning Meeting - Zero and Derrick

This meeting will be for coordinators and facilitators of MROP. Any men who have helped or have gone through the Rite in years past are welcome and encouraged to come and be a part of the Rite in any way they can.

Intended audience: Adults


Mesopotamian Meetup - Sam Jackson

Do the names Marduk, Ishtar, Shamash, or Ea evoke a sense of wonder? Are you interested in the myths and practices of the Ancient Near East? Are you curious to meet others who may worship these old Gods? If so, come discuss and explore this rich culture and traditions with other like-minded people in a friendly and informative setting.

Intended audience: Adults


Millenial Meet & Greet - Ashleigh Smiley

If you were born between 1980 and the early 2000s, and/or are aged between 16 and 36ish, please join with your fellow Millenials to discuss our unique generation’s place in the greater Pagan Community. Let’s brainstorm! Snacks for sharing are encouraged, but not necessary. Teens and Adults welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Moon Lodge Blessing - Doveheart

Please join with other women from the community to open and bless the Moon Lodge for the coming week. If time allows we will follow the blessing with networking and sharing ideas for the lodge for the coming week.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Moon Lodge Daily Gathering - Doveheart

Please drop by the moonlodge for several moments to take a breath and chat with other women before heading off to lunch. The Moon Lodge is an area for women to meet and support each other, share stories, hold workshops, and enjoy each other’s company in women-only space. To make our circle whole all aspects of womanhood are welcome: menstruation age through cronehood; bleeding or not; womb or not. Monday's gathering will contain the blessing; Saturday's will contain the closing.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Moonlodge Closing - Doveheart

Please join with women in the community to thank and close the Moon Lodge. We will have our networking for the day first and then those who wish can help to close the space. Since this will be done on Saturday it will be a soft closing where we set the intention for the energy to slowly wane throughout the day and evening.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Morning Meeting - with Rev. Dennis Carpenter

All PSG participants are encouraged to attend the daily Morning Meeting, where important announcements about schedule changes and other community concerns will be made, as well as musical performances, ritual instructions and more! It's the best way to keep yourself informed about what is going on at PSG, so please show up daily!

Intended audience: All Audiences


The Morrison Ritual - Jason Mankey

Come celebrate Jim Morrison as the 20th Century incarnation of Dionysus as we ritualize to the music of the Doors! The Morrison Ritual is a celebration of life, love, lust, poetry, and a warning not to fall over the edge that comes with such indulgences. It's a celebration of excess, Aphrodite, Eris and art! It's the Morrison Ritual, the world's best rock and roll rite!

Intended audience: Adults


Motherhood Rite of Passage - A Blessingway - Rev. Dawnwalker and Others

This rite of passage honors women in the PSG community who have became mothers in the past year, or will become mothers within the next year. Whether the first time or tenth through birth, marriage, adoption, or otherwise, we honor this important transition in a woman’s life with the creation of sacred space, singing, gift giving, pampering, and most of all offering of love and support. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to contact Rev. Dawnwalker in advance.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Music and Healing: Using Music in Spiritual Care (PLI) - Rev. Tim “Cern” Staker

Music and Healing: Using music in spiritual care to those who are sick and/or hospitalized. Methods to utilize recorded and live music to bring healing and wholeness in ministry to people facing illness.

Intended audience: Adults


Newbies' Drum Circle - John Peterson

Target audience: New drummers. All are welcome, of course. Goal: Have fun, jam hard, share our energy, build the ranks of funky drummers for PSG and the world!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Norse and the truths and myths of this culture and religion - Nick Watson and Seth Biesterveld

We will talk and answer questions on the Norse religion and culture, both modern and older century's. We will dispel some of the myths and give light to who the Scandinavians were and how they help shape the world we live in today. We will talk about what it is to be Norse in the current century.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Not Quite Right Story Time - Marty and Cassie

Using Story Cubes and taking turns, we will create an interesting story together. Player-participants will be permitted to roll as many cubes as they desire, but must incorporate all rolled cubes into the story. We'll type out the narrative as we go and can email the finished product to folks afterward. Come enjoy this fun way to exercise your creative brain. Anyone can write.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Pagan Academic Network Meeting - with Rev. Selena Fox and Rev. Dennis Carpenter

Meet & Greet for Pagan Scholars with an academic interest in Pagan Studies and other subjects.

Intended audience: Adults


Pagan Activism (PLI) - Casey Burke-Pope & Minerva

Want to do more to support Pagan rights? Want to learn how to deal with potential violations of your religious rights? Want to increase your Pagan activist network? Join us in conversation about Pagan activism, dealing with the media, and getting our voices heard.

Intended audience: Adults


Pagan Podcasting for Pagan Leaders (PLI) - Debra Rose

Learn about Pagan podcasting and work with internet radio as a form of Pagan ministry from one of the hosts of Circle Talk, a weekly Pagan podcast sponsored by Circle Sanctuary. This workshop will give an overview of Pagan podcasting, ways to discover & network with podcasts & podcasters, pointers on being a guest on a podcast, guidelines for hosting, including approaches to interviewing, choosing topics & guests, working with special series, chat rooms, call-ins, and more.

Intended audience: Adults


Pagans In Touch Meet and Greet - Hedgehog

Calling all members of the various branches of Pagans In Touch! It’s time to talk about where Pagans In Touch is going in the next year. What are our national, local group, and community leader goals? How can we support one another in this next year through our growth process and learning curve? As well as get to know one another a little bit better! Members of the general community are welcome to attend!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Pans Ball - with Jesse and Shariff of Rainbow Center

Come dance wildly! Dress in your most outrageous costumes and enjoy the fun of Pan's Ball! Pan's Ball is strictly BYOB. Circle and the organizers of Pan's Ball really want to make this a fun and safe party for everyone. This is a 21+ only event; ID's will be checked.

Intended audience: Adults


Paths of Light: An Intention Setting Ritual - Ashleigh Smiley

Each step we take is a choice. To take the road less traveled, or blaze a new trail. Will you be a Change-Bringer? Sometimes we walk alone, but often the way is made easier, when the journey is shared. Join with your fellow Seekers as we come together, choose our path, and set our intention for the 51 weeks outside of PSG. Teens & Adults welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Performance Techniques for Ritual Leaders (PLI) - Kathryn and Arthur

This workshop will introduce and give practice in acting and other performance techniques that can help ritual leaders become more confident and create more dynamic rituals.

Intended audience: Adults


Performing Arts Show - with Arthur Hinds

Come on community, show us your talent! Performances should be family friendly and no longer than 4 minutes. Location of auditions will be announced at the morning meetings!

Intended audience: All Audiences


Poetry-Writing Workshop - Anna

You are a poet, whether or not you know it... Join me for an introductory poetry workshop, where at least one of the poems bubbling inside of you will find its way onto paper. Please bring chair, writing tool, and several sheets of paper or a notebook.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Post-ritual Reflection and Personal Debrief - Jake Bradley & Nate Metrick

Having come from the sacred rituals that we've collectively created, this is a space to come back together as PSG community to share experiences and kinship. This will be a place to talk about any personal insights, revelations, moments of connection to each other or to the universe, etc. We will be careful to respect the confidentiality of others who were at each of our rituals, and to focus on our own personal experiences of growth, of challenge, of anything else that comes up. We want this to be a loving and supportive space where people can feel free to be as vulnerable as they'd like, and to share with the wider community. Open to all.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Post-Ritual Workshop and Discussion - with John Markey, Brad Allen and John Peterson

This post ritual workshop is for all seekers, their guardians, and any individuals from the community who attended the pre-meeting and discussion. We will discuss the previous night's experience and receive further guidance on how to transition what we have learned back into our day to day lives.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Prosperity 101 - Lady AMber Dawn

This workshop will discuss the act of Prosperity, what Prosperity is and isn't, how to obtain it and how to keep it once you have it. We will make a Prosperity talisman and Prosperity water during this class.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


PSG 2017 Closing Ritual - Rev. Selena Fox and Rev. MoonFeather

Ritual of thanksgiving and farewell for the beautiful, spiritual week we've had together. Ritual will include extinguishing of the Sacred Fire, releasing of Wards, blessings of safe travel, and a token in celebration of PSG Community Spirit.

Intended audience: Children


PSG 2017 Community Welcome - with Selena, Dennis, Bob and MoonFeather

This year's welcome includes introductions of Gathering Staff, welcome of PSG newcomers, honoring of long time PSG members, and a welcome message from Phil of Tall Tree Lake LLC. This is also the time when camp-wide information is given such as how trash pick-up works, emergency procedures, etc. Bring a chair and something to hydrate you. Wear your Spirit Bag and come dressed for the processional and ritual which follows.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG 2017 Opening Ritual - with Rev. Selena Fox and Others

The PSG Opening Ritual begins with a candlelight processional through the PSG village. The ritual includes a site blessings, honoring of the Divine forces, the setting of the Wards, and a welcoming in of Summer with the lighting of the Community's Sacred Fire with remains from previous years ashes. Wear your Spirit Bag. Everyone is encouraged to attend. More information will be shared at our Community Welcome.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG Fiberfiles Meet-Up - Minerva

Time to get your yarn on!! Come and meet other fiber crafters. Bring a chair and your fibery crafts. We will show and tell, knit, crochet, weave, spin, etc. We will also reveal the 2016 Brown Bag finished objects. If you want to participate in the 2017 Brown Bag (where you give yarn and the next year, receive a finished project), bring a skein of yarn in an opaque container. Share the yarny enthusiasm!!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Psyche's Grotto Blessing and Orientation - with Rev. Chiron & Staff

Blessings of Psyche's Grotto and orientation for volunteers interested in the center.

Intended audience: Adults


Psyche's Grotto Closing Ritual - with Rev. Chrion & Staff

Closing blessings of Psyche's Grotto.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Rainbow Ritual - Alliance - Jesse & Shariff

Unite all Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming persons, and Allies.   All colors of the Rainbow join together as one.  Together we can make a change!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Remove Yourself From the Victim Pool - Rilla Kitsune

Discussion only - no physical technique practice in this workshop. How to spot, stay away from, and extricate yourself from potentially dangerous situations. Present yourself as a poor potential target for predators. What types of defensive training are worth getting. Myths and truths of violence.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Resistance and Devotion in Sophocles's - Kathryn Hinds

The ancient Greek tragedy "Antigone" tells the story of a young woman who resists a government decree because of her devotion to her family and the gods. Discussing this play will help us explore ideas of justice, resistance, heroism, religious devotion, and death in both ancient society and today.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Rite of Passage into Crone - Sandy (Artistfair), Rev. Ana

Rite of Passage into Crone is open to all women one year post menses and are beginning to identify with or are already living the Crone Stage of Life. This 5 day program of meetings, sharing and healing is intended to expand your knowledge and wisdom to embrace your new role as a Crone. If you are not sure you are ready to enter this phase you can attend the first Crone Class On Monday where all questions will be answered.

Intended audience: Adults


Rite of Passage into Crone Ritual - Sandy (Artistfair), Rev. Ana

After an intense week of preparation women who have decided to move into the third phase of the Goddess will be welcomed into community. Please join us in welcoming the "Wise Women" of our tribe, the Crone and supporting them with your energy as they start their new journey. All are welcome. Open to all. Please note with the Crone temple being Sacred Feminine space gentleman will be seated around perimeter of circle. Please bring chairs, a loving heart and positive energy.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Rite of Passage into Sage - with James Blechschmidt

The Sage Program is for men over 55 years of age who are considering the transformation from adult male to sage, a man who is facing the latter years of life. We honor the time when a man reaches the point in his maturity and experience where he is taking a less active physical part, but is still contributing as a valued teacher, mentor and guide to young members of the tribe. This 5-day intensive program involves sharing our life's experiences and how we can accept our new role.

Intended audience: Adults


Rite of Passage into Sage Ritual - with James Blechschmidt

The Saging Ritual celebrates the male elders of or community who wish to mark their passage to this important life stage.

Intended audience: Adults


Rite of Passage into Young Manhood - with John Markey, Brad Allen and John Peterson

This is a 3-day Land Initiation that introduces the seeker to Spirit, Tribe & Family in new ways. We are looking for boys age 13-16, and they must have their parent/guardians' consent. YMRoP also serves as a bridge to other transformative rituals like Men's Rite of Passage & the Sacred Hunt. Interested boys are required to attend the Monday morning meeting with a parent/guardian to sign up & get directions. Parent/guardian participation will be asked for throughout the intensive.

Intended audience: Teens


Rite of Passage into Young Womanhood - with Lisa Markey, Messina and Rev. Selena Fox

This four-day program is to honor maturing young woman who have recently started their menses, and welcome them into the larger community of women. All participants must recently have started their menses (or reasonable proximity) and have a female support person (parent, guardian or family friend) to attend an orientation meeting on Monday and the ritual on Thursday with them. Attendance at all program functions, as well as attendance at 3 morning meetings is mandatory. Maximum 7 candidates.

Intended audience: Teens


Rite of Passage into Young Womanhood Ritual - with Rev. Selena Fox, Lisa Markey and Messina

This ritual is the culminating experience for the young women who go through the Rite of Passage program. Participation in the entire program is mandatory in order to go through the Rite of Passage Ritual. All PSG community members of all genders are invited to attend and support these young women.

Intended audience: Children


S. J. Tucker's Balladcraft: Something Old and Something New - S. J. Tucker and Ryan Loyd, Nathaniel Johnstone, Laura Tempest Zakroff

Everyone loves a good story & the spell a story, when told, can cast upon us. Those among us who don’t fancy being stolen away by the faeries before we’re good & ready have tons of respect for songs & stories handed down through time. Join Sooj & friends as we investigate some good old LONG ballads reborn, as well as some good NEW ballads you may not have heard before! As time allows we'll also share the stories behind those ballads & give a few presentation tips for aspiring bards & balladeers!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


S. J. Tucker's Internal Alchemy: Songwriting & Other Creative Quests - S. J. Tucker and Ryan Loyd

In our day-to-day, we often face negativity aimed at our creative pursuits; sometimes it even comes from within. Sooj shares her own practical magic for facilitating the fantastical in the face of such nonsense: how she slays deadlines, cultural conditioning & self-doubt with respect to writing & singing songs for a living. Expect a few lively live numbers & many optional techniques which can be applied not just to writing music or stories, but also to spell work, ritual craft & all the arts.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


S.J. Tucker in Concert - S.J. Tucker

S. J. Tucker's music changes lives & gets the good stuff to those who need it, and she's proud to contribute to the soundtrack of festival life. A performer well loved by witchy events at home and abroad since 2002, the singer-songwriter came flying out of the Memphis music scene, guitar in hand, drum on hip & voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Sacred Fool: Responsibilities of a Radicalized Spiritual Practice (PLI - Eric Eldritch, Circle MIT

The Sacred Fool is seen images, stories, folklore and culture (e.g. The Fool of the tarot, the goddess Baubo, the daring Court Jester, etc.). Have you met a Sacred Fool in your lifetime?... in your group? ... in your mirror? Explore essential leadership knowledge, skills and abilities – speaking truth to power; liberating the oppressed; mediating opposition; shifting paradigms; creating synchronicity midst chaos; combining the incompatible; and discovering the profound within the profane.

Intended audience: Adults


Sacred Hunt Orientation Meeting - with Rev. Bo and Sacred Hunt Team

This is the orientation meeting for the Sacred Hunt ritual, during which time Hunters, Villagers, and Drummers will learn more about the specific mysteries associated with their respective roles. The orientation is MANDATORY in order to participate in the Sacred Hunt Ritual.

Intended audience: Adults


Sacred Hunt Post Mortem - with Rev. Bo and Sacred Hunt Team

This is the debriefing meeting that takes place on the day after the Sacred Hunt Ritual. Here all participants in the Sacred Hunt will be able to share their stories, perceptions, and feelings about the ritual, and more importantly, to process and integrate their experiences. Many participants have expressed that the ritual is not complete until the end of this meeting, which deepens their understanding of what has occurred. All participants in the ritual should plan to attend.

Intended audience: Adults


Sacred Hunt Ritual - with Rev. Bo and Sacred Hunt Team

An ecstatic ritual with an alchemical melding of the work of the Villagers (Yin), Hunters (Yang), and Drummers (Flux). Utilizing physical exertion, firelight, woodland setting & intense drumming to facilitate consciousness alteration for spiritual transformation the Hunt can be a personal odyssey to overcome challenges to spiritual evolution, eliminate toxic/unnecessary elements in one's life, or to quest for something integral to personal growth. Must attend prior orientation & debriefing.

Intended audience: Adults


Senioring Rite of Passage - Selena Fox assisted by Others

Rite of Passage into the Senior years of life for Brianne Raven Wolf, Circle Sanctuary Community member, Pagan veteran & transwoman. All in the PSG Community are invited to attend, support & celebrate this life passage.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Sentinel Grove in Concert - Sentinel Grove

Sentinel Grove is the direct result of what happens when you bring together a nature whispering red head, a sharp tongued Witch, and a tree hugging pirate; no one is sure how or why, but music is created.Their sound is as mixed as their personalities as they incorporate heavy drums along with blues, tribal, celtic, Native American, & other various influences into their songs. What brings Sentinel Grove together is their passion for spreading the messages they receive from whispers of the unseen.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Sigils In Motion: Merging Movement with Ritual: - Laura Tempest Zakroff (with Nathaniel Johnstone and Davis Petterson)

Ritual is a dynamic union of self and spirit, above and below—so why should it be static? Learn to incorporate movement into your ritual with focused intention and discover a much more powerful experience. We’ll look at the parts of various rituals from start to end, and how different sacred movements (gestures and dance steps) can be applied for groups, covens, as well as solitary practitioners.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


So, you want to be a Druid! - Jan Gerstner

In previous years we discussed the history of Druidry and did some beginning exercises. This year we will explore some modern Druid practices and learn what you might do or want to do as a Druid. We'll discuss some historical accounts and modern fiction that offer some ideas, and do some more exercises. If you accepted the challenge of the exercises last year, bring your results for discussion. Do you want to be a Druid? Come catch a glimpse of what that might mean for you.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Solstice Morning Ceremony - with Rev. Selena Fox

Celebrate Summer Solstice Day with an honoring of the Sacred Sun with invocations, chants, meditation, and sacred rhythms around the Sacred Fire. If you wish, bring a rhythm instrument to play and dried herbs or other offerings to cast into the fire.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Solstice Storytime for Young Children - Florence Edwards-Miller

Children ages 0-5 and their parent or caregiver are invited to come together for daily storytime and playtime. Storytime lasts around 20 minutes, followed by free play time. Pagan and Solstice themes are gently introduced through books, songs, dancing, and rhymes. Caregivers participate in activities with children. Come learn, laugh, have fun, and meet new friends at PSG.

Intended audience: Children


Special Needs Families Meet & Greet - Amber & Eric Buck

Some families live "outside the box". Our children have challenges such as ADHD, Autism, speech delays, sensory processing disorders, cerebral palsy, or a plethora of other disorders. It can be difficult for people who don't live with these challenges to understand what our families deal with daily. Let's explore ways to find support, understanding, community, and friendship during this week away from home. Sometimes it takes a village! You are welcome here.

Intended audience: Adults


Spiral Rhythm Chant Share - Spiral Rhythm

Come and help keep our musical traditions alive and well. Bring your, voice, a chant to share and an instrument to play. Recording devices welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Spiral Rhythm in Concert - Spiral Rhythm

Spiral Rhythm was born when a group of friends translated the energy they felt all around many Pagan community fires into a deep and abiding spiritual harmony. Over the years the faces have changed, members have come and gone, but all have left their indelible spiritual footprint on the group. Of the original group three still share their energy - Kiki Harrington, Ric Nyer, and Kerri Hirsch-Upton. Madison Cansler, Laurel Eris & PJ Seale joined later and added their own unique stamp to the group.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Starlight Shopping Spree - with all Merchants

Merchants - shine your light! Villagers shop at booths that are staying open late into the night! Watch for special sales offered by some merchants! Perhaps our musicians will be roving the streets singing and celling CD's or our Guest Authors' in the Author Tent selling signed books! Come out and join the community fun while shopping under the stars and support our wonderful merchants!

Intended audience: Children


Subtle Energies, Emotion, Healing, Growth - John Markey

Let's discuss, then practice some simple energy body techniques for transmuting our emotional energies and thoughts. With some help, we will shift into a larger soul-based experience in the workshop. Bring any questions with your own practice, share relevant experiences and be ready to open yourself to YOUR higher Self.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Sumble ritual, history and practice - Wade Mueller

This ritual will start with a description of the history of the sumble ritual in Northern European culture as well as the general practice in the modern era, followed by the three rounds of toasting at the heart of the ritual where participants honor their Gods/Goddesses, heroes/ancestors, and then toasts/boasts/oaths with a horn being passed. All are welcome as this ritual was primarily used as a way for strangers to get to know one another.

Intended audience: Adults


Supporting the Griever (PLI) - Rev. Sharon (MoonFeather)

Healing from grief is not easy. Death, divorce, sickness, injury, and destruction are tragedies that people may need support in their grief. It’s often a long and painful process experienced in unique ways; emotional, physical and spiritual. Experts agree the most important factor in healing is the support of other people. Words of comfort are often not as helpful as being willing to offer concrete ways that you can help. Each of us has the skills needed to support a griever, come learn how.

Intended audience: Adults


Sweat Lodge - Colleen Koziara, Dan Stewart and Chante

Lodges are intense ritual experiences. Attention is paid to appropriate preparation and manner of attendance for a successful outcome for all participants. Prayer and singing help keep the flow moving in the lodge as well as discipline and self-control during the ritual. Some heat tolerance is necessary, but the heat in the lodge is well controlled and not unduly uncomfortable. Open discussion and question and answer periods will be held before and after the lodges.

Intended audience: Adults


Sweat Lodge Workshop for Participants - with Collen, Dan and Chante

This workshop is for anyone interested in participating in Sweat Lodges at PSG. An overview of the Sweat Lodge Ritual will be presented. We will discuss what is expected of participants, the preparation process, and more, including a question and answer period. Anyone with an interest in learning about Sweat Lodges is encouraged to attend. Anyone with an interest in learning or assisting with Firetending or otherwise serving the Sweat Lodge Community should contact the facilitator afterwards.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Taliesin, and the Cauldrons of Awen - Damh the Bard

During this workshop we will be exploring the tale of Taliesin and looking at some of his prophetic poetry. We will explore the Cauldrons of Poesy, our own links with the Bardic Creative Quest, and go on a journey held by a perpetual Awen chant.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Teen Center Meet & Greet - with Teen Center Coordinators

Come meet the other teens at PSG! And come and meet the new Teen Coordinators! Parents are encouraged to come as well. This meet and greet allows us to reconnect with those returning and to meet the new teens and parents. We will talk about all the ideas and plans we have for this year's Teen Center and look for feedback from last year's experiences.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Teen Center Party - with Teen Center Coordinators

An alternative party for teens (age 13+) while adults attend Pan's Ball or the Amethyst Circle Party. Come join the fun!

Intended audience: Teens


Teen Fireside Chat about Gender - Jake Bradley and Nate Metrick

What are your thoughts and feelings and experiences of gender? Gender is a thing that is “socially constructed;” it’s made up by culture, and people’s ideas about it change a lot across different times and locations. Gender has nothing to do with your body, or with the people you’re attracted to. How does gender work for you and your friends and community? This will be a respectful discussion for teens of all gender identities and expressions.

Intended audience: Teens


Tween Center Meet and Greet - Shannon

Tweens bring your adult to the Tween Center so they know where all the fun will be! I will explain the difference between the chidcare center and the Tween center for both Tweens and adults. The Tweens will write down the rules for the week as a team. Last, but not least, there will be a discussion on a certain party for the end of the week...(Tweens=6-12)

Intended audience: Tweens


Tween Party - Shannon

The Tween Party will run from 7:00pm until 10:00pm. There will be snacks, drinks, and DANCING! Don't forget to wear your glow-in-the-dark shirt that you made earlier in the week! Also, Tweens, don't forget to bring your adult to sign you in and to sign you out!

Intended audience: Tweens


Using STAR Program in Prison Ministry (PLI) - Rev. Dave Sassman & Regina

The STAR program (S-self T-training A-assessment for R-realization), is an earth based spiritual program based on the chakra system, to help overcome life's challenges through learning about the chakras, and connecting with the divine. Reverend Dave Sassman and Regina initiated the STAR program in 2 prisons in the state of Indiana, starting in February of 2016. This workshop is about the implementation of this program and how you can implement this program in your ministry.

Intended audience: Adults


Virtue and ethics: Beyond the Rede (PLI) - Chiron, Circle Minister

For most Pagans the basic ethical principle is found in the Wiccan Rede. Going beyond that, I will explore a variety of approaches to ethics based on the concept of virtue. Both classical Greek and Roman virtues as well as contemporary Norse virtues will be used as a basis for discussion of ethical decision making. Cases will serve to help people apply the ideas in concrete hypthetical situations.

Intended audience: Adults


Voudoun 100 - Lady AMber Dawn

A quick overall of the 4 types of Voudoun out there in this world. There will be no possession directions or any possession done during this class. No one needs to wear white to this class. Bring pen and paper, handouts will be given.

Intended audience: Adults


Walking the Crossroads - Chris Eldridge aka The Roaming Gnome

Someone once said that the only thing you need to work magic is your Imagination. We will explore this using my specific ideas related to the Crossroads, and through guided meditations. If you are new to this kind of work, or it is very familiar, come walk with me.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Blessing Ritual - Rev. David C. Sassman & Gail Sassman

This Ritual honors All Military Veterans and active duty personal as well as first responders. Pagan Military Service Ribbons (PMSR) will be presented to military personnel in attendance.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: After Action Review - Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

Come let us know how your week has been and give us feedback to plan our Warrior Spirit Center Program for next year.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: Dealing with Separation - Rev. Dawnwalker and Rev. Tiffany Andes

As warriors, we often find ourselves facing separation. Separation from family, from our hometown, from our units and battle buddies, and separation from active service. Bring your lunch and share what skills you have developed to help you through these times of separation. Let’s learn from each other.

Intended audience: Adults


Warrior Brown Bag: Making Your Voice Heard - Arthur Hinds and Dawnwalker

Bring your lunch and join us in a discussion about social activism. We are at a unique time in history. More Americans than ever before are speaking out and getting actively involved in our political process. Are you overwhelmed with social media, 24 hour news cycles, and town hall meetings? Is your voice being heard?

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: Navigating VA Health - Rev. Tristan and Rev. Tiffany Andes

The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the US. Who is eligible for VA health benefits? How do you enroll and navigate such a large system? Both Tristan and Tiffany have extensive experience in the VA health system and can answer many of your questions. Bring your lunch and join us for this very informative discussion.

Intended audience: Adults


Warrior Brown Bag: Navigating VA Home Loans - Brian Sather and Steve Boshears

Buying a home can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Knowing how to access and use your VA home loan entitlement can make this experience a bit easier - and more affordable. Bring your lunch and learn more about this benefit or share. your own experiences.

Intended audience: Adults


Warrior Brown Bag: War Stories & Tall Tales - Dawnwalker and Steve

Bring your lunch and join us and other community Warriors for a time-honored tradition of telling our stories; we all have them. Let’s meet one another and take the time to get to know each other a little better. At today’s brown bag, we will also talk about the other topics being presented this week by many of our fellow community members.

Intended audience: Adults


Where Witchcraft and Heathenism Meet - Caitlin Gleason

Not all witches follow a path such as Wicca, and not all heathens practice pure Asatru. Join me as we explore the modern intersection of two religions based on Northern European lore and lifestyle. Maybe you'd like to blend your Scandinavian roots with your Wiccan training, or you've never realized how many Witches there are to befriend in the Pagan community. What's popular? What's tacky? And why can this topic ruffle feathers? Bring your sense of humor and your thinking caps.

Intended audience: Adults


Who Were You in a Past Life - Rev. Tristan

Ever wonder if you lived before? Come find out who you were, where you were, when you were and what happened! We will do a deep relaxation and I will give you suggestions that will help you remember. Bring paper and pen for notes.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


A Wiccan Way of Tarot – Becoming a Reder of Tarot - Mikael Drache

Have you ever felt intrigued with the mysterious Tarot? Perhaps you purchased a deck and, with the help of the little pamphlet that came with the deck, you gave Tarot reading a try... with varying results. This is a workshop that Mikael Drache has delivered at past PSGs. He will provide guidance for those who are beginning or just exploring. Bring your cards if you have them, but they are not required. A reading will be performed during the workshop. All are welcome!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Women’s Ritual - Sandy Foo, Celeste, Tina & DODM

Honoring Our Ancestors with the Work of Our Hands. We come together: girls and women, many ages and ways of being—those born female, who have female identity, and gender nonconforming who seek to celebrate womanhood in this ritual. What we have in common are ancestors—blood, spirit, community, benefactors of all kinds through history—women who worked to create this world for us. The air we breathe is a result of their hopes and dreams.  Women of all origins join in celebrating the brave souls who came before, who taught us to be the righters of wrongs. Come and give thanks for the women who placed their trust in us—the ones they would never meet.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Writing Rituals for Large Groups (PLI) - Jason Mankey

Crafting rituals for large groups is one of the most challenging undertakings in all of Modern Paganism. From conception to implementation this workshop provides a step by step look at how to get a really big ritual off the ground and create something truly memorable. Drawing from twenty years of ritual experience Mankey shares both his failures and triumphs from his time in the magick circle.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


You Are Beautiful Skyclad Ritual - Tegan and Sobu

For those interested in skyclad but want a safe, welcoming environment. Everyone shows up as clothed as they wish and at an appointed time all participants will remove their garments and go skyclad. It can be for a few minutes, for the remainder of the ritual, or even the remainder of the festival depending on your comfort level. We will create and celebrate a powerful moment of courage and freedom, and we honor the strength and beauty within each of us!

Intended audience: Adults


Young Men and the Importance of Rites of Passage - with John Markey, Brad Allen and John Peterson

Join the seekers from this year's rite of passage and those from years past. Lend your advice and energy, or just come to learn more about this vitally important transition in a young man's life. This workshop also serves as Part I of III parts of the Young Men's Rite of Passage experience. All seekers and their guardians are required to attend this workshop.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens