PSG 2018 Workshops

Workshop submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2018, and approved workshops are listed below.

 

Advanced Energy Work and Awareness - John Markey

This workshop will focus on energy awareness and redirection via the use of the chakras. A short exercise will be included that uses the ancient alchemical distillation of thought and life events into the six sacred directions [elements]. Prior knowledge of meditation and chakras is required and will be assumed by the presenter.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Adventures of An “Everyday Goddess” - Celia Farran

Unplugged Stories and Songs from the Creative Journey of the Traveling Bardic life of “Everyday Goddess” Celia Farran. Hear untold tales from the “You Can’t Make this Sh*t Up” file! Request “Beyond the Music” Back Stories of how certain songs and characters came to be. Learn tips and tricks of being a full time Traveler and Bard. Learn more about how to play the Bodhran (Irish Drum) and how Live Looping works. Learn what it is *really* like to choose the *Glamorous* life of the touring musician. Expect to be inspired and entertained.

Intended audience: Adults


African Spirituality Through Art - Amber Todd

Much of African spirituality is expressed through their art. Their statues, figurines, and masks all have significant spiritual meaning. In this workshop we will look at several examples of African art and examine the stories and meaning behind the pieces.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


All Gender Ritual - Celebrating Our Resilience - Jake and Nate

We all face struggles in our lives. We each also have a deep well of resources, some which seem to come out of nowhere like a gift, some which feel wrestled from the grip of the universe. For this year's all-gender ritual, we will celebrate what has gotten us this far, and call into being the things we need for our next steps. We will make space to acknowledge and honor our fears and challenges, and use music, mindfulness, and imagination to visit the well of resource and renewal. All welcome!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Amethyst Circle Party (Pan's Other Ball) - Zan and Rev. Tristan

Want to socialize Friday night but the noise and booze of the big party is too much for you? Come join us at the Amethyst Circle Party. We play games and chat and have a good time. This year we will bring the game of Redneck Life along with the ever popular Cards Against Humanity. Join us as we talk and laugh the night away at Amethyst Circle.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Ancestors: They're Not Just For Samhain - Tereesa Daul

Ancestor veneration has been practiced throughout time and across many cultures. We will discuss how different spiritual paths honor their Beloved Dead, how we can incorporate them into our daily lives, ways to honor them, and why we would want to do so. We will discuss ancestors of blood, of spirituality, of influence, and those of the land we walk on. All participants will receive a small gift to use as an offering to the land spirits.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Annual Gnome Moot and Exchange - The Roaming Gnome

The Annual Gnome Moot and Exchange returns with a twist this year. Instead of bringing a Single Gnome, bring two. On the night of Pan's Ball we will wander through the Village and give out the second Gnome to others who have not brought one. Then we will all make our way to Gnome camp, where the Gnomes will party. After Friday Night, but before you leave PSG retrieve the Gnome that is to travel with you through out the year. This event is truly open to All.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Aromatherapy Magick, Part 1 - An Introduction - Dree Amandi

Magickal Aromatherapy is based on the belief that metaphysical energies in our environment can affect us, and that we can affect it. This workshop will introduce why essential oils are so wonderful to work in Spiritual practice and how they can be used to "boost" our Magick.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Aromatherapy Magick, Part 2 - Blending and Applications - Dree Amandi

Want to know more about how to choose the "right" essential oils? In this workshop, we will discuss the complexities of Magickal Aromatherapy and what to consider when working with essential oils in this way. It will include a hands-on learning experience exploring practical applications and blending techniques. Part II of II.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Art in Personal and Public Ritual (PLI) - Eldritch

This session shows how creating art informs Pagan daily living and deepens a connection with the divine in personal and public ritual. Provides a forum for artists in the Circle Sanctuary community to talk about using art in ministry and ceremony. Open to novice through professional artists in all media. This session invites all – Anyone, Circle Ministers; Ministers in Training; Pagan ritualists; and lay leaders to learn from Pagans artists.

Intended audience: Adults


Arthur Hinds and The Round Table in Concert - Arthur Hinds and The Round Table

What do you get when you combine Arthur Hinds of Emerald Rose and years of solo pagan music, with life long musician Amanda Neitz, with multi-instrumentalist Tyler Neitz of Tuatha Dea? You get Arthur Hinds and The Round Table. Come dance and sing with songs from their new CD, In Her Name, as well as old favorites!

Intended audience: All Audiences


Astrology, Wicca, and the Four Elements - Charlyn Scheffelman, AKA Lady Nytewind

There is a huge connection between the science of Astrology and the practice of Wicca. How do these differing topics fit together, and how can they aid a Witch in the practice of the craft.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Attending Pagan Gatherings with Disabilities - Deanna Schultz, Celeste, MoonFeather and Safety

Attending outdoor camping gatherings while living with disabilities is often a challenge for not only the participants but also the event organizers. Join us in a discussion on how we can work together coming up with ideas and ways to make things better at PSG.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Author Meet and Greet - Gus diZerega - Gus diZerega

Gus diZerega has written books and articles and given talks on Pagan spirituality as well as conducted workshops on energy healing in the United States and Canada. His books include: Faultlines: The Culture War and the Return of the Divine Feminine, (Quest, 2013), Persuasion, Power and Polity: A Theory of Democratic Self-Organization, (Hampton Press and Institute of Contemporary Studies, 2000), Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience (Llewellyn, 2000), Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and a Christian in Dialogue, (Lion Hudson, 2007), He has just completed the manuscript Midas Curse: The Capitalist Road to Serfdom and is now busy writing another: God is Dead: Long Live the Gods.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Author Meet and Greet - Jenya T. Beachy - Jenya T. Beachey

Come and meet Jenya T. Beachy, author of The Secret Country of Yourself and founder of the Deep Well-Great Heart Society!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Banishing the Shadows - David Moore

The presentation and Q&A session would be on a few hot topics which are often misunderstood by modern Witches, such as animism, science vs. magic, use of tools and ritual, the real value of tradition, and what it takes to truly be a Witch. The aim of this presentation is to draw attention to the truth and to help people to have a better idea of just how much depth is involved in the study and practice of Witchcraft. The hope is to reduce dilution and retain value in the craft, respectfully.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bardapalooza - PSG Musicians

Back by popular demand! Come listen, watch, dance and celebrate as all 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! A true highlight of PSG!

Intended audience: All Audiences


Basics of the Drum Circle Workshop - Tuatha Dea

This is a non-traditional workshop and is intended to elicit self expression and integration, as opposed to teaching traditional African rhythms. Heartbeats are the foundations of rhythm and know no gender, race or creed. All heartbeats are welcome, and no experience of any level is required. Portions of this workshop will relate to the relationship between drummers and dancers, dancers are encouraged to participate.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bast Cat Procession - Anji

Honor Bast as we process around the camp with drumming and chanting and end in the Ritual Circle where we will make an offering to our Lady Bast for the love and protection of our feline friends. Costumes, drums, noisemakers and cat nip welcome! All ages welcome! Meet at the food court.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Beautiful Noise: Seeking Community Harmony Through Understanding (PLI) - River Higginbotham and Jasmine

Are there people you’ve cut out of your life because you just can’t understand their perspective? Or maybe people who’ve cut you out? Why can’t we all just get along? What is a the root of our conflict? Differing values. More than 40 years of psychological and sociological research provides insight and a way forward. In this interactive workshop, we’ll delve into how to resolve these questions individually and as a community.

Intended audience: Adults


Beginning Energy Healing - Gus DiZerega

This workshop assumes no previous knowledge and its focus will be on own personal experience. Topics will include: what is energy healing, seeing healing energy, moving healing energy within your own body, feeling it in others’ bodies, chakra stimulation, relieving energy coagulations that lead to physical symptoms such as pain and stiffness, and self-cleansing.  This workshop integrates the basics of what I learned from six years’ study with a Brazilian shaman as well as over thirty years of healing work.

Intended audience: Adults


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 a bit confused about reading inverted cards. Or you find yourself questioning the accuracy of your throws. This session will be taking Tarot beyond the basics. We will explore the Tarot in a most practical manner: by reading the Tarot. So bring your cards if you have them. Be prepared for a robust conversation and guidance based on years of experience and 1,000s of throws.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Being The Change You Want To See - Jake and Nate

What are the issues you care most about? What do you wish were different, so that things could be more fair and just? What and who inspires you? What are your hopes for the future of activism and community-building in this country? Let's talk about some ideas and hopes, and some strategies for making the changes we want to see.

Intended audience: Teens


Bereavement Support (PLI) - Rev. Selena Fox

Supporting grieving processes before death, at death, and after death. Bereavement counseling and grief therapy. Resources for further study of Life’s End Ministry.

Intended audience: Adults


Beyond Drawing Down the Moon (in homage to Margot Adler) - Oriana

Historically, the stories of Paganism and the people who guided us were spread mostly through word of mouth and newsletters mailed to a growing address list. We gathered at kitchen tables and met at bookstores. We were blessed when Margot Adler wrote Drawing the Moon. Our PSG community has members who remember these times well and have their own experiences to share. Do you have a story? Are you curious about how things came to pass? Come, sit a spell. We've got some tales to tell.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Birth Cafe - Emily Brammerson and Others

Join our circle and share your birth experience in a judgement-free setting with others who have experienced childbirth. The circle will form to openly express thoughts and feelings surrounding birth. People of all genders with birth experiences are welcome, whether 'natural', assisted, etc. Professionals, pregnant folks and small children are welcome, but the focus of this conversation is for discussing personal experiences and holding space for one another.

Intended audience: Adults


Birth Your Own 10 Inch Rawhide Hand Drum. - Bear Woman

Drums have been around for many thousands of years and has been referred to as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. The energy of the drum connects us together and goes back to hearing our mothers heartbeat in the womb. This workshop will give you the basics of hand drum making. You will learn the art of one way of stretching and tying your drum. You will also be making a beater to go with your drum. Limit 20 sign up at Dancing Shadows Lodge is required. Drum and Beater supplies are $30.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Blessed Be Here Now: Ritual that Rises (PLI) - River Higginbotham and Jasmine

How do you take what people are feeling - what is emerging in the present - and weave it into a group ritual experience? Intention informs the process. Energy animates the ritual. Tools facilitate safety, vulnerability and connection. Truly inspired ritual has enough structure and spaciousness to allow all of these things to blend and morph based on the energy and inspiration of the group in the moment.

Intended audience: Adults


Bonfire Blessing Community Ritual - Bonfire Coordinators

Rhythms, dancing, voices and our energy join 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 and 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


Bottled Emotion: The Art and Healing of Flower Essence - Mistic River

Learning how to harness the beautiful healing energy that flowers can provide for us on a daily bases through the use of flower essences. All you need is an open mind and an open heart.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Bridging the Generations: The Future of Paganism (PLI) - Stag

What does the future look like? Come to a discussion where our young adults will be at the center, as they are the leaders who will take us onward. Let’s exchange ideas for our future and some knowledge from our past so that we can continue to grow our community long after many of us are gone. Let’s build a bridge between generations and foster meaningful connections that can last long after this workshop is over.

Intended audience: Adults


Bubble Faery Wands - Catnip

Nothing says summer like blowing bubbles on a lazy summer day. Come craft your own magickal faery wand and enjoy some bubble blowing fun in the Summer Solstice sun!

Intended audience: Children


Button Making to Make the World a Better Place! - Jake and Nate

Express yourself! What do you want the world to know about you and what you care about? Come make buttons, stickers, and other art projects, and talk about ways that you show kindness and caring to yourself, other people, animals and the planet. We will have snacks!

Intended audience: Tweens


Celia Farran in Concert - Celia Farran

Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Celia has been described as "A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, and Tina Fey." She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and sacred delighting audiences across the nation. She often transforms right on stage into one or more of her alter-egos-whose antics typically leave the audience howling with with laughter. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Cemetery Rites (PLI) - Rev. Selena Fox

Creating and conducting full body burials, cremains scattering and burials, and memorial marker dedications. Assisting decision making on disposition of final remains options, cemetery choices, and marker selection. Natural burials and Green cemeteries.

Intended audience: Adults


Ceremony of Remembrance for Our Beloved Dead - Selena 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, momentos, shakers, and rattles.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Circle Sanctuary Ministers Meeting - 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


Circles of Connection - River Higginbotham and Sandy 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 a 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


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

Join the Clan of Pyros as we ritually bless our clan and 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 and presentation of the 2018 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 - 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


Coloring with Auntie Sue - Susan Leabhart

Relax with peaceful coloring. We will explore the color wheel and talk about the benefits of coloring. Mostly we will color. All materials provided.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Communal Singing without Words - Chris Eldridge - Bard

As part of this workshop we will build energy and community with sound. Starting with a single note, we will listen to ourselves, the land, and Spirit to build rhythms and harmonies. The only rule is that there are no words. Come let the sound of your soul join with others and make magic.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Communicating with Plant Life and Live Plant Concert Sound Meditation - Shaman Jay of the Thundersirens

What if you could hear your plants? What would they say? What if you could hear them play music? What would they sound like? Join Jay and his wonderful singing plants and bio-sonification device that allows us to connect to plant life and hear their real-time reaction to their environment, to us, to sounds, energies and our emotional exchange. Learn how to connect and communicate with plants, and get an opportunity to listen to what they want to tell us. Plant Concert Sound Meditation included.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Comparative Religions (PLI) - Rev. Tristan

All religions have things in common, from the Maori Tribe to the Pope. We will explore the major religions and the classical mythologies' common themes and see how they change over time with the introduction of different cultures.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Consent at Pagan Gatherings - Shawn Hodel, Tegan Stynoski and Brianne Raven Wolf

At Pagan gatherings people tend to be very open in terms of touch and sexuality. Many forget that not everyone has as open boundaries and forget to get consent before things such as hugging, kilt checks, and more. We are going to give an interactive fun guide in which attendees can learn and discuss wanted and unwanted touching and other instances in which people might become uncomfortable if not asked first.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


A Conversation with a Transgender Senior Pagan. - Brianne Ravenwolf

It seems that there are a lot of older Pagan’s who have no idea what people like me are all about. Most of them were brought up with only two genders, male and female. Besides people like me, older Pagan’s I speak to are mostly very confused about non-binary and gender non-conforming people. Most older Pagan’s I have spoken to, especially after my Senioring Rite of Passage, are maybe too “embarrassed” to ask younger Pagan’s about pronouns, polyamory, Gender-Queer people, and related issues. Come join this workshop to discuss all of these issues and more....

Intended audience: Adults


Correllian-Nativist Tradition Gathering - Rev Sam Shryock

Join us if you are an inner or outer court member of the Correllian-Nativist Tradition or interested in learning more about the tradition. ​The Correllian-Nativist Tradition emphasizes celebratory as well as initiatory Wicca, and is strongly committed to accessible public ritual and education.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Crone Temple of Wisdom Opening Ritual - Rev. Ana

All Crones are welcome to celebrate the wisdom of the Crone with the consecration of Sacred Space. We will call the Goddesses, elements, and energies to support us through the week by consecrating the Temple. Bring any item(s) you wish to place on/in the altar/Temple. We will decorate our Temple with acquired treasures of the past years. For all women who are interested in participating in this year’s Croning Ritual please come so that we may we can meet and welcome you into this year's class.

Intended audience: Adults


Crone Temple Wisdom Closing Ritual - Rev. Ana

All Crones are welcome and necessary for the final ceremony. We will release the Goddesses, elements, and energies that have embraced us throughout the week and celebrate our Sisters. After this ritual, Our 2018 Class of Crones will have their gift exchange and we will all take down the Temple and pack it up for next year. Please bring snacks and beverages to share as we exchange contact information, laughs, hugs, and all manner of things.

Intended audience: Adults


Croning Rite of Passage Clearing/Healing Meditation - Rev. Ana

This meditation is for the 2018 Crone Class and for all of the Crones who would like to participate in a preparatory time for undertaking the next phase of life. Please bring a chair or a blanket to lay upon during the meditation.

Intended audience: Adults


Croning Rite of Passage Crone Goddess Necklace Making - Rev. Ana

For the 2018 Crone Class participants, you will be creating a necklace with a clay Goddess picked by Selena Fox from many Sandy Kucyk made to represent PSG Crones. There will be artisans available to help with the construction. Clay Goddess, clasp and wire will be supplied. Beads will not be supplied so please bring your own beads (you can acquire these from a local craft shop, old necklaces or costume jewelry) as you choose. A box top to place on your lap to hold your beads will be helpful.

Intended audience: Adults


Croning Rite of Passage Daily Preparations - Rev. Ana

The week of meetings, classes, sharing, healing, and creative endeavors are a necessary part of the ROP process. There are daily discussion and fun activities. The women of the Crone Class of 2018 will be the focus of everything we do in these morning meetings. However, all Crones are welcome to attend the daily meetings to offer support and friendship with their unique Wise Woman energy. Please bring a chair.

Intended audience: Adults


Croning Rite of Passage Ritual - 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 Crones, and supporting them with your energy as they start their new journey. All are welcome. 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: All Audiences


Daily Centering Circle at Psyche's Grotto - Rev Chiron and 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 all 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 - Zan

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

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Daily Tai Chi Practice - Jeffery James

Will include practicing the Lee Modified version of the Yang form of Tai Chi. I teach the form and go over breathing and the movements. Participants should be able to learn at least the first section of the form which can be done as a stand-alone in of itself over the course of the week. If people are interested we can also go over both Silk reeling and push hands. Class content will be adjusted depending on the progression and the experience of the participants.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Dancing with Spiral Rhythm - Kira, Jon and Ric of Spiral Rhythm

We love dance participation at our shows! Learn some dances that use multi-cultural traditions and somatic techniques to physically embody the intent of the music for performance and/or ritual. We'll also do some fun group dances and interact in concert at the concert. There is a new circle dance, bring a tambourine if you have one. All are welcome, no dance experience necessary! ​

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Daughters of the Dark Moon Meet 'n Greet - Sandy Foo and Brynhildr

Have you found yourself dancing with the Darkness? Do you see in yourself the power of the fourth face? The Dark Moon? Does the place of transformation and change, the power to remake and unmake live daily within you? Does your spirit spin so strong it is as a whirlwind or fire storm, finding itself almost un-containable within your mere shell of a body? It is you for whom this meeting is happening?

Intended audience: Adults


Daughters of the Dark Moon ROP - Sandy Foo and Brynhildr

Have you found yourself dancing with the Darkness? Do you see in yourself the power of the fourth face? The Dark Moon? Does the place of transformation and change, the power to remake and unmake live daily within you? Does your spirit spin so strong it is as a whirlwind or fire storm, finding itself almost un-containable within your mere shell of a body? It is you for whom this Gathering is happening?

Intended audience: Adults


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

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


Death Midwife Meet and Greet - Anna Benton

This is an open meet and greet for practicing Death Midwives, anyone who is in training to become a Death Midwife, or those who are interested in learning about becoming a Death Midwife. We will share our backgrounds and interests, and what we are doing or hoping to do in this field. We can support each other and learn from each others' journeys!

Intended audience: Adults


Didjeridoo 101 - E.

What in the world is a Didjeridoo? Come and find out! 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, bring yours with you if you have one or borrow one from E.!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


The Different Styles of Conflict Management (PLI) - Babs Allen

Our societal notion that conflict is always a bad thing is a falsehood. In this workshop we will explore the idea of conflict as a naturally occurring situation and different styles of approaching it. We will discuss the pros and cons of all the styles and role play some situations and try out applying them together. As leaders, we are even more prone to experiencing situations of conflict. This workshop will endeavor to prepare you with tools to navigate those moments.

Intended audience: Adults


Diversity, Disability and the Divine (PLI) - Eldritch

A facilitated discussion featuring Pagans with lifelong, temporary, progressive disabilities to share experience strength and wisdom with the broader Pagan community. Questions: What is the difference between embracing and overcoming disability? What spiritual gifts and lessons do we learn? This session invites the PSG community, especially Circle Ministers; Ministers in Training; Pagan ritualists; and lay leaders to learn from Pagans with disabilities.

Intended audience: Adults


Drum Building, Maintenance, Repair and Drum Circle Etiquette - Tuatha Dea

This workshop is one of a kind. members of Tuatha Dea having received Drum Building training and having worked through and for international importer/exporter “Djembe Drums and Skins” present a hands on experience and Build a Djembe from start to completion in class with assistance from participants. We include basic instruction regarding maintenance and repair and the nomenclature of the djembe. Discussion of Drum Circle etiquette is part of this workshop to help everyone be comfortable in circles.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Drumming 101 - E.

We will discuss and teach the basics of hand drumming, as well as a few simple beats and patterns, history and use of drums and drumming in different cultures and drum trivia! 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 and lots of fun so bring a drum and join us!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


The Emerging Field of Pagan Studies (PLI) - Juliana Russell

What is Pagan Studies? What is being studied in academia in regards to Paganism? Where is there room for more research? All of these things will be discussed, as well as how to get involved in research, and how Pagan leaders can help expand this huge subject. Open to all leaders, academics, and those looking to become leaders and academics.

Intended audience: Adults


Emotional and Psychological First Aid: Supporting People in Crisis (PLI) - Jake Bradley

The care that someone receives surrounding a crisis can be a critical component of how that crisis will live in them for the rest of their lives. Still, when we’re trying to support a person in crisis, we might become overwhelmed and lose confidence that we know how to be helpful. This workshop will cover how trauma impacts a person physiologically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, and includes concrete and practical skills for helping someone on the road to healing and resilience.

Intended audience: Adults


Empathic Empowerment - Andrea Sumers

Explore ways to be empowered by our natural empathic abilities, our sensitivity to the world around us, and enable the Divine within instead of being overwhelmed by them or withdrawn. We will review exercises in grounding, shielding, filtering, and working with crystals, as well as discussing Self Care and awareness.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Energy Healing for the Physical Body - Brynhildr, Sandy Foo and Casey Burke Pope

Come join us for Energy healing of the Physical body! That’s right this exciting new ritual we would love to be your guides of healing in Reiki, energy therapy, CranioSacral therapy or other energy modalities. In this ritual we will gently guide you to your own bodies natural want to be healthy. If you have a physical ailment, and would like help remembering how get to a better physical state of being, please come join us for this unique and wonderful ritual. (Does not replace medical care!!)

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Envisioning the World Ritual - Chris Eldridge - Bard

We are confronted by visions of crisis, purposeless violence, drama and despair by many communication channels everyday. The purpose of this Ritual/Workshop is to focus the intents of all gathered toward a communal vision of how we want the world to be as a foil to this. Each participant will have the opportunity to encapsulate their vision, drop it into the manifestation pool and embody the ripples of the creation to take away into the Community, and the world at large.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Ethical Non-Monogamy Open Discussion - Rev 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


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

Using headphones, audio equipment and specially recorded tapes, cds, and mp3 files provided by the presenter; with these audio programs, 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


Exploring the Secret Country of Yourself - Jenya T. Beachy

Within each of us there is a hidden, living land, immense and forbidding, wondrous and brilliant. There you find treasures hidden between the stars, in the lights and shadows, the schools and cathedrals of your most holy being. Using materials from her book, The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Magic of Your Endless Inner World, Jenya teaches how the exploration of your sacred inner landscape can strengthen your connections and help you to better serve your family and community.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Facebook Meet and Greet - Oriana

Here's your chance to put faces to 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


Faerie Shrine Opening - 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: All Audiences


Family Center Blessing - Marty, Florence and Calypso

Come and cast a circle with the PSG youth and open the Family Center for this year’s Gathering. All are invited to attend this center’s opening celebration. Following the blessing of the Family Center will be open from 10am - noon and then again from 2- 4pm on opening Sunday.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Family Center Orientation - Marty, Florence and Calypso

Attention all Families, let's all gather together to discuss changes during the transition from the Childcare Center to the Family Center. We will discuss rules, times, and expectations for this years Family Center.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Family Concert with The Round Table - Arthur Hinds, Amanda Neitz, and Tyler Neitz

Join Arthur Hinds and The Round Table for an hour of family-friendly songs about divinity, nature, and the wheels on the bus. Shakers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own rhythm instruments.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Family Open-Play and Social Time - Florence, Marty and Calypso

Come meet other families and let your littles play while the camp wakes up. The child center area will be open for kids to play under their parent’s supervision, or trade child watching with another parent as you take turns getting a shower or prepping for your day.

Intended audience: Tweens and Children


Fire Spinners Meet and Greet - Fire Team Leaders

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 - Fire Team Leaders

In the interest of everyone's safety and enjoyment we offer Safety Classes for those who want the privilege to spin at PSG. You must attend the class, sign a waiver and pass the class to receive a bracelet which allows you fire spinning privileges. Minors must be at least 12 years old (no exceptions) and 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


Funerals and Memorials (PLI) - Rev. Selena Fox

Creating and conducting end of life ceremonies, including wakes, visitations, funerals, memorials, giveaways, and celebrations of life. Sequencing and scheduling memorial events. Venue considerations and professional interface.

Intended audience: Adults


A Gaggle of Good Women Meet and Greet - Oriana

Sisterhood....we crave it. We are often more isolated or too busy in our lives to nurture friendships with one another. For this reason I created a Facebook page called "A Gaggle of Good Women" as a safe place to interact with women...to share our experiences, discuss our needs and offer support in a safe place. I invite women - ALL women - to come to this Meet and Greet of "Gaggle of Good Women". Let's forge some friendships and plan some shenanigans for the week.

Intended audience: Adults


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

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


Ginger Doss and Lynda Millard in Concert - Ginger Doss and Lynda Millard

Ginger Doss is a dynamic songwriter exploring many genres, she is inspired from a passionate and diverse spirituality study. Performances ignite audiences with high energy and music radiating all the colors and callings of the divine. Lynda Millard an accomplished singer songwriter, who creates life changing songs, through her signature bass playing, vocal prowess and spine tingling command of of the flute. When Ginger and Lynda join their voices and songs, the connection between their souls is palpable.

Intended audience: All Audiences


The Gorgon Network (PLI) - Anna Roark

The purpose of this workshop is to educate, inform and inspire organizers who put on community events to take steps to proactively protect the community they serve from sexual predators. The core of everything we discuss will be accessible on www.gorgonnetwork.com I encourage all workshop attendees to use the website as a tool to take the message back to their local communities and spread the message themselves to others who would benefit from it.

Intended audience: Adults


Green Wizardry: An Introduction - 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


Green Wizardry: Fermentation - Truly

Gods and spirits are not the only unseen entities that the wise can work with on their path: there are also micro-organisms that live in the air, the soil, and the waters of the Earth. These creatures can teach us more about how to work in community with the unseen and how to work with the alchemy that lives on the boundary of life and death. We will talk about lacto and alcoholic fermentation and our experiences working with them.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Handfasting of Krystyna Otsana and Master Roi - Krystyna Otsana Roi, Master Roi and Rev. Tristan

The love of my life and heart would love to share our next stage in our life, our handfasting ceremony. Everyone is invited!! .

Intended audience: All Audiences


Handfasting of Tori and Adam (Zero) - Tori, Adam and Rev. Bob Paxton

Over time and distance, we came together. Through wind and rain, we survived. The rebuilding of lives has given glorious gifts to us, and we seek to share in yet another with our tribe. Our engagement was made overlooking a beautiful prairie with just our children present. For our ceremony, may our friends gather with us, Tori and Adam, to bless our union of love and family. May the love we share in turn bless you all.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Handfasting of Whitefeather and Bodhi - Rev. Selena Fox

Pagan-Hindu Solstice Handfasting of Whitefeather and Bodhi Solstice evening Wedding of Whitefeather and Bodhi conducted by Selena Fox and Dennis Carpenter. All PSG Community members are invited to attend.

Intended audience: All Audiences


A Hands on Introduction to Ice Dyeing - ThreeSilverCrows

Ice dyeing is a lot like tie dyeing except you never actually work with liquid dye. Ice melts the dye into the cloth leaving you with beautifully blended colors! This is a two-part workshop; Part 1 we will be folding and dyeing. Then the hard part, waiting 24 hours! Part 2 - We will untie, wash, and rinse, rinse, rinse, to reveal the magic! Getting to open the pieces up and see them for the first time is one of our favorite parts! A $6 (bandana) and/or $20 (Tshirt) materials fee is requested.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Hands-on Aquaponics Workshop - Frank Brent

Enjoy this unique opportunity to play and learn in running, growing aquaponics system! We will discuss how to grow vegetables and fish, maintain a system, fix all the common problems and unusual ones, too.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Handy Knots to Know - Mary Bobiak

How to tie down your fly so it won't blow away! I will teach the Bowline, Trucker's Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Double Sheetbend and Half Hitches. These knots will secure an Easy-Up and will also untie easily so you can reuse your rope later. I will also discuss and demonstrate the best ways to tie down your equipment, the best types of rope to use, and how to take care of your rope.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Healing the World: Amazing Power of Unconditional Love (PLI) - Rev. Harry Dorman (PathWalker)

Get to know "Unconditional Love"--The greatest power of all, and the thread binding together the greater web of life throughout the universe. Learn to open yourself to receive unconditional love to help heal one's self. Project and direct unconditional love to help heal family, community, state, nation, planet, and beyond. Join me for a guide to practicing this new form of "Inside and Outside Activism" to enhance the greater good of all things.

Intended audience: Adults


Herb to know: Hops - Gail Sassman

Hops is the 2018 International Herb Society's Herb of Year. Let me share with you some interesting history, practical and magical uses. Hops is more than just a beer ingredient.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Hinduism and Western Paganism; The Path Of Devotion - Bodhi and Whitefeather - (Mark Will and Joe Pelechaty)

An overview of Hinduism, its Goddesses and Gods, daily rituals and celebrations. We will discuss the similarities to Western Paganism and how Hinduism influenced Western Paganism, collective construction of a clay murthi (image) of Lord Ganesha; God of Wisdom; Remover of Obstacles; son of the Great Goddess and of Lord Shiva.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Hinduism And Western Paganism; The Path Of Devotion - Bodhi and Whitefeather - (Mark Will and Joe Pelechaty)

More sharing of information, collective painting, clothing and ornamentation/adornment of the murthi of Lord Ganesha, after which a run-through of the Puja (worship) and the Puja itself follows, chanting, singing Kirtan (song-and-response “hymns”), burning incense, offering water and vegetarian foods. Participants may bring vegetarian foods to be offered if they wish (Lord Ganesha does not eat meat or fish but He does love sweets) and these will be shared out afterwards

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Honoring the Past, Dreaming the Future - The Changing of the Lodge - Colleen, Dan(Willowhawk), Zephyr

The season has arrived for the long awaited transformation of our Lodges to take place. The time has come for us to Re Member our own Spiritual connections to our Ancestors in the lands of our origins. The time is now for the The Stag to join the Eagle and the Condor. We look forward to sharing the story behind the journey to this vision and its dreaming with you, and will then invite each present into a Journey/Dreaming of our own to Dream our new Lodges into being as a community.

Intended audience: Adults


How to Do a Successful Large Group Ritual (PLI) - Ambiaka Heretic and Stag

Ambika and Stag present this interactive workshop for you to explore the tools and techniques to use in your community to successfully execute large group ritual. Participants will be shown challenges that happen in large scale ritual, offered options on how to solve them, and invited to find solutions of their own.

Intended audience: Adults


How to Find a GOOD Senior Community for you or a Loved One - Colleen Koziara

7 out of 10 individuals will need to live in a seniorcare facility at some point. How does one find a community that is safe and clean, with a kind, caring staff and programming that will best support you when you are at your most vulnerable? Where to start? What are the steps? What questions to ask? What resources are available? We will cover all these topics and more. The NEW 2018 Earth Based Spirituality Senior Care Community Survey will be reviewed and released at this session.

Intended audience: Adults


Intermediate Energy Healing - Gus DiZerega

Participants will work in dyads and small groups suitable for coven or grove contexts on various energy healing modalities. This workshop will be mostly experiential. Participants are urged to eat lightly or not at all before, and to avoid drugs and alcohol the night before. Please attend "Beginning Energy Healing" if planning to attend this workshop.

Intended audience: Adults


Introduction to Dutch Oven Cooking - Mary Bobiak

The Workshop will show the many uses of, and care for, cast iron Dutch Ovens. Some actual use will be demonstrated and there will be food samples! There will also be a discussion of the versatility and usefulness of Dutch Ovens in camping settings.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Introduction to Energy Work and the Foundations of Magick - Sean (Darzag) Hughes

I realized that a fair number of people in our community have an idea on what energy and magick is but they don't know how to manipulate their own energy and work with it on their own. Given the fact that PSG has people who range from novices to literal masters of their craft, a lot of people who don't know the basics are somewhat hesitant to speak up. I hope to help bridge that gap. If you have some questions and want to learn or are just curious about a different perspective join in this workshop, all are welcome.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Invocation: Writing Sacred Speech - Hannah Savage

Do the words that others have written not quite hit the mark? Do you want to talk with your Deity, but aren't quite sure what to say? Do you want to honor a personal entity that hasn't been written about, or honor one who has in a different way? This will be a hands on workshop to write your own invocations and prayers- as well as discussing the difference between the two, and the components that make up sacred or devotional writings. Paper, pens, and research resources will be provided.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


It Takes a Village: Children and Youth in Events and Ritual (PLI) - Florence Edwards-Miller and Rev. Bo Nelson

As a leader, it’s your job to embrace all of our community, and that includes kids and their families; yet not all of us are comfortable around kids, or know how to offer more than lip-service to inclusion. Starting with a brief overview of child development and family needs, you’ll dive into how you can make your rituals and events family-embracing. You’ll also cover how to create children’s programming that’s more than crafts and provides the spiritual education that Pagan kids deserve.

Intended audience: Adults


The Joy of Being Uncomfortable - Hedgehog

Lets face it, things in the world are uncomfortable right now. Lets discuss how to embrace discomfort and turn it into an adventure or a learning experience. This discussion is for you and led by you. Bring questions about what makes you uncomfortable, an open mind, and a willingness to be uncomfortable for a little while.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Kamate Haka - Shawn Hodel

Haka has started to makes it circles in the Pagan community. Through social media and movies like Fate of the Furious, Haka has captivated parts of our community. This is a multicultural education presentation giving an overview about the culture that surrounds Haka as a traditional Māori dance and how it has transpired versions in multicultural settings. Then we will learn the chant and the dance that goes with the Kamate Haka.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Labyrinth – A Journey of Self-Exploration - Ryan and Lisa Michelle

Walk the candlelit labyrinth; take the journey, spiral in, spiral out. A thousand candles light your way as you journey inward to meditate on the unity of duality. Recognize the duality of your own spirit and the connection of that duality to the universe as a whole. Slip into the place between places and see what awaits you there, using the liberating current of the labyrinth to find your true self. The labyrinth will be lit and open for walking from 10 pm to dawn.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Laughter Magick - Celia Farran

Join us for Hearty, Extended, Unconditional Laughter combined with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Laughter games and exercises soon turn to authentic and contagious laughter burning calories and tightening your tummy while dissolving stress and raising joy. Transform perceptions of negative energy into perfect opportunity thru Laughter Magick. Walk away care free with a relaxed mind and bountiful bliss. Laughter really IS the best medicine! Wear comfortable loose clothing. No mat required.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Lavender Luncheon - 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 PSG.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Life Drawing - Mother Moon

Gather together and spend a little time drawing the Gods and Goddesses embodied within our own bodies. There is beauty within all of us!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Life Review and Farewells (PLI) - Rev. Selena Fox

Assisting life recollecting, reminiscing, and reflecting. Gathering facts, stories, photos, and artifacts. Writing obituaries. Facilitating farewell conversations, bedside vigils, crossing over rites, and corpse blessings. Announcing a death.

Intended audience: Adults


Live Sound Healing Journey and Gong Wash - The Thundersirens

Be transported with the sacred sounds of the flute, bells, singing bowls, drums, and gong as you journey through tones, frequencies, and live sound healing. This immersive and meditative journey is designed to clear the energetic and physical body while bringing harmony to the system. Be transported through this transient trans-formative auditory and vibrational trip that can facilitate a cleansing, clearing, calming and energizing effect.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


LLL (Lady Liberty League) Annual Meeting - Minerva

Join us for the LLL annual meeting. We’ll discuss our activity for the last year and current issues.

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, gender, 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


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


Magickal Insights on Controversies in Modern Paganism (PLI) - Gus diZerega

Ethics of cultural appropriation: Cultures are more like ecosystems than things to appropriate. With cultural appropriation, acts of oppression, exploitation and domination reflect ideas of culture rooted in monotheistic ideas that do not fit ours - nor secular ideas of modern culture. Secular concepts of memes are close to occult and magickal idea of thought forms, separated by a view of consciousness. We and memes coevolve within an ideational ecosystem neither control. I will explain how.

Intended audience: Adults


Magickal Maracas - Catnip and The Mad Scot

Music is an important part of the PSG experience. From morning meetings to the many concerts the rhythm of the gathering surrounds us every day. With just few supplies we will help you create your own rhythm instruments. Then you too will be able to join in the magickal music of PSG.

Intended audience: Tweens and Children


Make Your Own Pendulum - Paula Johnson

Learn how to make your own pendulum. In this hands-on class we will be using a variety of beads and other things to craft a pendulum to take home with you. All materials provided free of charge.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Make Your Own Tree of Life - Paula Johnson

Learn the technique for making your own beaded tree of life. In this hands-on class we will be crafting a small tree to take home with you that uses the same ideas utilized to make a large tree of life. All materials provided free of charge.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Making Magical Cords - Mama Heyou

This workshop will teach you how to make a magical cord with a spiral pattern. Using almost any materials you have on hand. You can bring your own materials, or there will be a limited amount of sample materials supplied. Materials can include anything from raw fiber to ordinary thread, or strips of fabric. Bring scissors if you have them, I will have a few pairs to share. Do not expect to finish the cord in one sitting, however, will be available throughout PSG to help if needed.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Making Viking Rag Dolls - Caitlin Gleason

Last year's workshop about Viking Era culture and its ties to the PSG community was a great success. Let's build on that! Make a rag doll that looks like your favorite Viking, or yourself. Use the dolls as magick poppets, gifts, or just a reminder to have fun. Rags, stuffing, scissors, needles, and thread will be available, but bringing your own from home is strongly encouraged too!

Intended audience: Teens and Tweens


Maori Dream Circle - Arden Goewert

The Maori Dream Circle is a divination tool used to discover our present state and challenges for the coming year. It uncovers information from our subconscious and allows us to access valuable insights. I invite you to tap into your hidden resources and gain valuable knowledge about how to meet your issues.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Meditation Techniques for the Modern Hectic Lifestyle - Ginger Doss

Ain't nobody got time for dat! Oh but yes you do ~ anytime, anywhere. Learning to master your mind takes practice and meditation is the practice of mastering your mind.  Join Ginger as she teaches methods she has learned from cutting edge Buddhist meditation masters, and sit together in group meditation.  Find peace as you journey to the place within your mind that is always still, always clear, always calm... even in the middle of grand central station, or a high energy Pagan festival!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Meet Your Guardians! - Raja et al

Come meet your Guardians and learn who is really behind the red shirt and radio! To start, you'll enjoy a brief talk about their history, then you can ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t get them to sit still long enough to answer.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Men's Rite of Passage - Derrick and Zero

For adult men 18+. Men's Rite of Passage (MROP) is a journey in the growth of yourself and an understanding of your place in the communities. Learn what it means to be a man and to find your power. You will partake in a focused journey, solitary over night camp, community service, men's ritual, village walk and ending with the labyrinth. Spots will be limited to 5 men. Attend morning meeting on Monday to sign up with Derrick or Zero.

Intended audience: Adults


Men's Ritual - Chris Eldridge, Sam Shyrock and Nicholas Sea

Every year the Men of the Tribe come together for the Men’s Ritual. Please join us as we renew the connections we have with each other, our PSG Community, the world, and the Divine. There will be opportunities for all levels of involvement in this ritual, and it is open to all who identify as men. Come for another opportunity to let your Soul Shine.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Ministry in the Presence (PLI) - Rev. Dave Sassman and Rev. Cern

To support or minister to someone in stressful circumstances is difficult at best. This will be an opportunity for those involved in support roles or ministry to share and discuss techniques that have worked or may work under a variety of situations. We will address a several environments (hospital, ER, prison etc.) which may include: communication and listening; compassion and awareness; and sensitivity and authenticity - to highlight a few areas that may be addressed.

Intended audience: Adults


Morning Meeting - 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


Morrigan Ritual - Heike and Psyche

Come connect with your fellow brethren and followers of the Morrigan. We will have a short discussion of the Goddess prior to the ritual. The ritual itself will be in honor of the Morrigan and focusing on her many aspects and how they can manifest in and through you.

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 become mothers in the past year, or will become mothers within the next year. Whether the first time or the tenth, through birth, marriage or 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


Newbies' Drum Circle - John C. Peterson

Primary audience: Drummers new to PSG, new to drumming, or new to both. All skill levels will be welcomed and encouraged. Our goals: To have fun, jam hard, share our energy, connect with fellow percussionists, and expand the ranks of funky drummers for PSG and the world!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Nightly Chanting, Singing and Connecting - EnCHANTment

When we sing together, we vibrate together. Our hearts beat together. EnCHANTment, an embodied prayer to the sacred, welcomes everyone– whether you sing loudly or quietly, bob your head and tap your foot, or just settle in and absorb it all. We share chants in a way that makes them accessible and easy to learn. Come connect and make magic with us!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Not Quite Right Story Time - Marty Townsend

Using Story Cubes, attendees will take turns rolling odd numbers of cubes. Using the pictures on the cubes they will create a tale of suspense and intrigue (or just plain silliness if the turtle enters the story -- he's a silly little critter). This will be G-rated and geared to Tweens, but Teens and Adults will be welcome. The twist is that the number of cubes you roll always changes.

Intended audience: Tweens


Pagan Academic (Network) Circle - Juliana Russell

Formerly the Pagan Academic Network, this workshop will discuss Pagan topics in academia. If you are interested in scholarly works, are a scholar yourself, or want to become a scholar, this workshop is for you!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Pagan Homiletics (PLI) - Rev. Paul (Chiron) Larson

This workshop is for pagan leaders and adults along the path. Pagans gag at the thought of sermons as part of their ritual tradition, but this workshop teaches that the skill in the shorter version, the homily, is a useful part of ritual as it helps to tie together all of the various thread of the multi-sensory, multi-modal rituals we love so much. I did this workshop last year and have had a year’s experience in my own ministry working it more and more into the fabric of what I do.

Intended audience: Adults


Pagan, Heal Thyself (and others, too) - Cinda Brent

The seed idea for this workshop comes from a sisterhood ritual that focused on building each other up instead of not tearing others down, and I loved it but I walked away thinking “Wow, how do I learn how to really do this, and how do I show others how to do this?” This workshop will include group discussion and interactive brainstorming on how we can rise above the "fake" interaction with others and get back to the roots of friendship/camaraderie, true brother/sisterhood in a positive way. Let's learn to be stronger people and help build a stronger community through real friendship connections and thoughtfulness!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Pagans Facing the Interfaith World at PWR (PLI) - Sandy Foo, Celia, Cern, Casey and Others

Pagans will be among religious folk from all faiths and traditions around the globe this November at the 7th Parliament of the World's Religions (PWR). This gathering is an opportunity to represent Pagans and connect to the faith communities of the world who are interested in interfaith dialogue. This offering is a panel discussion open to all of PWR significance, history, etiquette, interfaith prayer and personal experiences from past Parliaments.

Intended audience: Adults


Pagans Transforming Society (PLI) - Eldritch

Pagan groups can be the leading edge to change and evolve our society. To fulfill this promise, groups and leaders need to understand the basic building blocks for authentic Social Justice work in many forms. Opportunity and privilege is one topic we will explore together. Pagans are passionate about bringing positive change to the world. Responding to social changes and transitions is the work of Pagans making positive contributions to the world.

Intended audience: Adults


Pan's Ball - Jesse and Shariff

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 even; ID's will be checked.

Intended audience: Adults


Paper Mache Masks - Two Part Workshop - Amber Todd

What if you could be anything you wanted to be? In this workshop we will be making tin foil based, paper mache masks. These masks are super easy to shape and lightweight, making them easy to wear. I'll provide all the supplies (including paint for when the piece is dry) and request a $5 material donation as you're able. Limit of 10 participants. Children 8+ are welcome to attend if bringing their own adult supervision. Part I will be making your mask and Part II will be painting your mask after it has had time to dry.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Pastoral Counseling Basics (PLI) - Rev. Paul (Chiron) Larson

This workshop is for ministers, ministers-in-training, and any who seek to move into leadership roles in our community. It is an introduction to the blend of counseling and spirituality. Pastoral care is the essence of all religious leadership roles. Pastoral counseling is just a more formal way of extending the pastoral care. Boundaries of competence are discussed with mental health concerns, and basic elements of effective helping relationships are described.

Intended audience: Adults


Pentagrams and More - Nakiiya and Setkheni

Make a pinewood necklace with the sacred symbol of your choice. Choose between a variety of pre-printed symbols to decorate or some up with something beautiful entirely on your own! All supplies are provided.

Intended audience: Tweens and Children


Performing Art Show - Arthur Hinds

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

Intended audience: All Audiences


Poetry-Writing Workshop - Anna

Hail word-lovers! There are poems bubbling inside of you... Sometimes all it takes is some dedicated time to coax them free. Come sit down with new and experienced poets. Bring your quill and parchment. Bring a favorite poem to share, if you like. We'll talk poetry, write poetry, and share poetry during this mellow workshop.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Polytheism and the Modern World - Gus DiZerega

The modern world inherited a monotheistic tradition and many see atheism as the up-to-date alternative. We Pagans stand apart from both. I will explain why polytheism fits modern needs and is in harmony with modern science, why polytheism is compatible with but not reducible to monism, and why its deities are in deep harmony with what science is learning about individuality. I will also explain why monotheism is an incoherent concept and touch on weaknesses in current atheistic alternatives.

Intended audience: Adults


The Power of Essential Oils: Exploring the Practical and the Magical - Neale Baldyga

Let's get to know Essential Oils! Whether you are just beginning, or fancy yourself a "long-time oiler", there will be something to take away from this presentation. We will explore the what, where, when, why, how's of EOs as well as explore some of the best oils to begin with and have around in times of need. This workshop will be a blend of experiential and informational. At the end, you may understand the term "There's an oil for that", just a little bit more.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Practicing Safety in Activism - Amanda Tomasini

Discuss and share ideas for staying safe when protesting, being the dissenting voice, and publicly exercising your right to freedom of speech. Preparing ahead of time and staying aware of your surroundings makes it possible to reduce the level of risk associated with protests, rallies, and voicing your opinions in public forums.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Primal Meet-Up - Denora and Matthew Andes

What is Primal? What does it mean to identify as Primal, to incorporate that into your personal work and lifestyle? Come join us for an open discussion, and help us plan for future events to support the needs of the community.

Intended audience: Adults


Providing Spiritual Care to Those with Mental Illness (PLI) - Rev Tiffany Andes (Denora)

How do we as leaders provide competent, compassionate spiritual care to those who have specific mental health needs? This workshop will cover basic methods of providing care, to include addressing suicidal ideation.

Intended audience: Adults


PSG 2018 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 the Wards, blessings of safe travel, and a token in celebration of PSG Community Spirit.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG 2018 Community Welcome - Selena, Dennis, Bob and Moonfeather

Includes introductions of gathering staff, welcome to PSG newcomers, honoring of longtime 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-ups work, emergency procedures, etc. Bring a chair and something to hydrate you. Wear your spirit bag and come dress for the processional and ritual which follows.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG 2018 Main Ritual - Spiral Rhythm and EnCHANTment

Friendship Ritual! With Spiral Rhythm and Enchantment Camp! Let's, as our PSG community, create sacred space to celebrate friendships; new, old, and reacquainted. We will work together to build our temple and work our magic and let our Souls Shine as One!

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG 2018 Main Ritual Planning - Spiral Rhythm and EnCHANTment

Growing friendships, making connections, touching lives brings the Magick to PSG. This workshop invites the loving and willing souls who shine at PSG to come and learn how we will join together to bring this Friendship Magick to life as our main ritual on Saturday evening. All are welcome to come, learn and grow together in this workshop to start the connections and expand the plan for our community ritual.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG 2018 Newcomers Orientation - Rev Bo Nelson, Becca and Jim Blechschmidt

We'll get together for a handy orientation design to answer your questions, help you figure out where things are and how they work, and help you plan your week. Bring your PSG guidebook and a pen! We will do a walking tour following the meeting if participants would like.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


PSG 2018 Opening Ritual - Rev Selena Fox and Others

The PSG Opening Ritual begins with the candlelight professional through the PSG Village. The ritual includes a site blessing, honoring of the Divine forces, the setting of the Wards, and a welcoming in of Summer with the lighting of the Communities Sacred Fire with remains from previous years ashes. Wear your spirit bag. Everyone is encourage to attend. More information will be shared at our Community Welcome.

Intended audience: All Audiences


PSG Fairy Play - An Annual Adventure - Tween Center and Rainbow Center

A guided production showcasing your children at their imaginative best. Children will select a base story line, then develop a scene (or several) and create their own adaption. We call it a fairy play, but don't be surprised if you see dragons and dwarves. Practices will occur several times, culminating in a final performance.

Intended audience: Tweens and Children


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

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

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Psyche's Grotto Closing Ritual - Rev. Chiron and Staff

Closing blessings of Psyche's Grotto.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Rainbow Ritual - Shariff, Jesse and Marty

Persistence - Unite all Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming persons, and Allies. Let us persist in making change happen, come together Youth and Elders.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Reincarnation - Charlyn Scheffelman, AKA Lady Nytewind

Reincarnation is one of the main tenets of the Wiccan religion. The people we have been in the past and the experiences we have had, make us who we are today. Do you know who you were? Some remember, but also some of our deepest fears and joys have been subconsciously programmed by our previous lives. We will have a brief regression session to see what can be recalled.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Rite of Passage into Sage - Jim 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 an experience where he's taking a less active physical part, but is still contributing as a valued teacher, mentor and guide too young members of the tribe. This 5-day intensive program involves sharing our life's experiences and how we can except our new role.

Intended audience: Adults


Rite of Passage into Sage Ritual - Jim Blechschmidt

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

Intended audience: Adults


Rite of Passage into Young Manhood - John Markey, John Peterson, Asgrim Bodolf

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

Intended audience: Teens


Rite of Passage into Young Womanhood Program - Lisa Markey, Rev. Georgette Paxton, and Rev. Selena Fox

This four-day program is to honor maturing young women who have recently started their menses, and welcome them into the larger PSG Community as Young Women. All participants must have recently started their menses and be mature enough to commit to program requirements. All candidates are also required to have an adult support person (parent, guardian, or family friend) and to bring that person to a required orientation meeting on Monday at 11:30 at the Maiden Circle and to the final ritual on Thursday.

Intended audience: Teens


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

This ritual is the culminating experience for the young woman who have completed the Rite of Passage into young Womanhood Program. Completion of all program requirements 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: All Audiences


Rite of Transition - Hollis Masson

Rites of Passage are important rituals that affect all members of our community. This workshop serves as a forum to discuss the need for a Rite of Passage to be created and implemented for transgender youth within our tribe, to brainstorm ideas regarding this Rite, and to find individuals interested in facilitation.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Ritual Clay Work - Susan Minyard

Come and make an object for your altar imbued with all the wonderful energy of PSG. We have clay for you to work with and we will do a pit firing here at PSG on Friday night so that you can take home a finished piece.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Ritual of the Deep Well and the Great Heart - Jenya T. Beachy

We each have the ability to increase the sweet flow of goodness in the worlds: kindness, compassion, strength, joy. Come, and let us together build a Deep Well and fill it with prayers. Let us open our Great Hearts and feel the depth of our connection to all things, taking what we need and offering what we can. Let us give and receive with grace, offering ourselves into the work of Making, Healing, and Tending the many worlds.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Sacred Beekeeping - Meredith Beckman and Michel Torvi Aethalbern

Discover honeybee history, mystery and mythology. Ponder, wonder, and awe as we discuss this divine feminine super organism. Drum to call the bees, hum the songs of the hive, and dance the waggle dance. "Bee" inspired to become an eco-activist. Learn about the Blessed Bees Apiary at Circle Sanctuary. Bring a drum to this interactive, multi-generational workshop.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Sacred Hunt Orientation Meeting - Rev Bo Nelson 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 - Rev Bo Nelson 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 - Rev Bo Nelson 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, fire light, Woodlands setting and 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 the quest for something integral to personal growth. Must attend prior orientation and debriefing.

Intended audience: Adults


Shamanism: Fire as transformation and illumination - Singing Deer

Singing Deer has been a shaman in training for the past 11 years, working with Redfeather Woman. In this workshop we will explore an introduction to grandfather fire as a tool for change. Smudging technique, chanting and teachings from the Toltec and Lakota traditions will be shared.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Silk Salt Dye - Kerri Hirsch

Come create an altar cloth, cool bandana, tarot wrap or just a fantastic piece of art using a very simple combination of silk, salt, dye, and a little bit of whimsy. No artistic skills necessary. Just come and channel your inner Jackson Pollack and see what emerges. All ages welcome. $5 material fee...some upgrades available (sarongs, scarves, fans or hats).

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


So, You Want to Be a Druid! - Jan Gerstner

Many people see Druidry as a compelling path, but often have misconceptions of what it means to be one. We will explore what a person might use to determine if a Druid path is right for them. It is unlikely we will definitively answer that question, but we will provoke further consideration of: Do You Want to Be a Druid?

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Soft Skills for Pagan Leaders (PLI) - Minerva

As leaders, we are confident in the technical aspects of our craft. But, what kind of leader are you? Essential skills and knowledge go beyond the ability to write a ritual, lead a workshop or officiate a handfasting. Learn about the soft skills that can make us better leaders.

Intended audience: Adults


Solstice Morning Ceremony - Rev. Selena Fox

Celebrate Summer Solstice Day with the honoring of the Sacred Sun with invitations, chance, 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: All Audiences


Solstice Sunprints - Setkheni and Nakiiya

Take home a ray of sunshine from PSG 2018! We will be making and decorating nature prints using sunlight-sensitive paper and a variety of natural objects and stencils.

Intended audience: Tweens and Children


Solstice Yoga - Lance Hoagland

Come and practice yoga each morning with the tribe. No yoga experience required and all levels are welcome. (Please let the instructor know of any physical limitations you may have.) Bring your yoga mat (blanket or beach towel will work), a towel and water. Your favorite clothes to move in, or sky clad if you prefer, and bare feet are best.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Songs and Stories of Kathryn Hinds - Arthur Hinds, Amanda Neitz, and Tyler Neitz

Kathryn Hinds created intricate worlds within her stories, and Arthur set her stories to music. We will delve into her works, read her poetry, and perform songs from her fantasy world. There might also be pie.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Soul Architecture - Reading Our Blueprints - Lynda Millard

Could it be that we chose our parents, our obstacles, and this particular time to be on earth? In this workshop we will explore the idea that, at a Soul level, we determined what we needed to work on in this lifetime, the experiences that would most help us to grow, and the roles others would play in our evolution. We will learn to read the blueprints we ourselves designed as co-creators with Spirit, and how the gift of Free Will allows us to evolve at our own chosen pace.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Spinning Skill Share- Beginners Welcome! - Stephen James and you!

Come and share your spinning skills, learn a thing or two from someone else, or practice. Spinners of all skill levels are invited. Never touched a prop before but always wanted to try it? Now’s your chance, practice poi will be available. Interest in fire spinning is not required. I will be teaching “The Basics of Poi” and “Stop Standing Still, how to move with your prop.” If you plan to spin, you must have attended the Firespinning Safety Class and have your band. We will not be lighting up during this class.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Spiral Rhythm in Concert - Spiral Rhythm

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.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Spiritual Parenting - Florence Edwards-Miller

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs many of us take on, burdened with history, culture, judgement, and all with the highest stakes possible—our children's futures. How can we take the lessons we learn as Pagans and bring them to our role as parent? What aspects of the Divine can we look to as guides? How can we sustain our own spirits, while caring for the spirits of our children? We'll discuss these and other ideas as a group.

Intended audience: Adults


Stargazing - Liz

The stars invite us to meet them and know their names and stories! Come enjoy a laser-guided tour of the summer constellations and stars with historical/mythological contexts, plus star-gazing tips. Presenter is a former science teacher and current Circle Minister in Training. PLEASE NOTE: this presentation is weather-dependent: listen at morning meeting and check at the Info Tent for updates. Ages 8+

Intended audience: All Audiences


Starlight Shopping Spree with all Merchants - 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 roaming the street singing and selling CDs or our guest authors' in the Author Tent selling signed books! Come out and join the community fun shopping under the stars and support our wonderful merchants!

Intended audience: All Audiences


The Sun - Our Nearest Star - Leigh Weidner and Christina Bieser

Join us for a scientific discussion about the Sun. Weather permitting, we'll safely view the sun using special solar viewing equipment and our hands on demonstrations will teach about solar storms, UV rays and the features of the sun. Children through adults are welcome.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Talking About Death (PLI) - Rev. Selena Fox

Discussing death and afterlife with the dying and their loved ones. Assisting stress management during health decline. Death arrangements planning. Work with hospices and death midwifery. Support work within circles of knowing.

Intended audience: Adults


Teen Center Meet and Greet - 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 years experiences.

Intended audience: Teens


The Monty Python Ritual - Leah, Tristan and Zan

Come join us as we quest for connection with the Lord and Lady and possibly the Holy Grail. There will be much rejoicing. Yay!

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Throat Singing and Overtone Singing - Adrian Harris

Throat Singing, or Overtone Singing, is an ancient style of singing originating from the central plains of Asia; Tuva, Tibet, and Mongolia. In Mongolian throat singing, the performer produces a fundamental pitch and—simultaneously—one or more pitches over that. Come learn the basics of throat singing in an open and playful environment to help you explore your voice and ancient way of singing and vibrational tuning technique.

Intended audience: Adults


Trance Dance - Kerri Hirsch

Trance dancing can be found in many cultures: Navajo fire dance, Vooduon of Haiti, whirling dance of the Sufi, Shango of Trinidad, at your local dance clubs and raves. We will talk about different methods of Trance Dance, and its roots and culture, and then it is time to dance again! Blindfolds are used so we can let go of our external inhibitions, remove ego, to rise above linear thinking. We will internalize and go deep with Spirit. Drummers and musicians are welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Tuatha Dea in Concert - Tuatha Dea

Tuatha Dea, The Appalachian, Celtic, Tribal, Rock Band, from Gatlinburg TN has been called pure primal energy with a Celtic, World and ROCK twist. Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born, of a family drum circle, delivers an authentic tribal feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation.

Intended audience: All Audiences


Turtle and Rawhide Rattle - Bear Woman

In many traditions Turtle represents Mother Earth / the Eternal Mother or the personification of the Goddess energy. Bring that energy to your personal medicine by creating a Turtle and rawhide rattle with your own hands and energy. Sign up is necessary at Dancing Shadows Lodge. Limit 20. $15 materials contribution required.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Tween Party - Tween Coordinators

Tween party will run from 7 PM until 10 PM on Friday night during Pan's Ball. There will be snacks, drinks, fun and games! Also tweens, don't forget to bring your adult to sign you in and sign you out!

Intended audience: Tweens


Tween Center Meet and Greet - Tween Center Coordinators

Tweens bring your adult to the Tween Center portion of our new Family Center so they know where all the fun will be! Come find out about all the great activities, the guidelines of the center, and the hours all this fun will be taking place this week! You won't want to miss the action! The Tween Center is for children 6-12. Join us!

Intended audience: Tweens


Warrior Blessing Ritual - Rev. David C and Gail Sassman

Warrior Blessing Ritual: The Warrior Blessing Ritual is celebration to Honor All who have served in the Military. Reaching into the past to bring the forefront memories of those who have served, are serving in the military. We also celebrate those who are 1st Responders. During the ritual the Pagan Military Service Ribbon (PMSR) will be awarded to military veterans and active duty.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: Getting to Know You - Rev. Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

After morning meeting, grab some lunch and join us at the Warrior Spirit Center to get to know our community warriors. All community members are welcome.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: Navigating VA Benefits - Rev. Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

Finding your way around the Veterans Administration bureaucracy can be quite challenging. At today’s brown bag lunch, we will have information available to answer your questions on VA home loans, VA education, and VA health. Please join us with your questions, or tell us about your experiences navigating the VA system.

Intended audience: Adults


Warrior Brown Bag: The Warrior Within - Rev. Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

Bring your lunch as we continue our discussion on essential tools and focus on the pro’s and con’s of the Warrior Solitary Practice. When we find ourselves separated and alone from our spiritual support group and families, what are the ways to keep our personal practice alive and maintain our divine alignment. This is also a safe space to process your feelings following the Warrior Blessing Ritual.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: War Stories and Other Tall Tales - Rev. Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

Bring your lunch and join us and other community Warriors for a time-honored tradition of telling our stories; we all have them. Tell us about your time overseas, or your time in training, or even about your Warrior week so far at PSG.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Warrior Brown Bag: Warrior Tool Kit - Rev. Dawnwalker and Steve Boshears

Bring your lunch to the Warrior Spirit Center as we discuss essential tools for the Warrior path. Often warriors must travel far from their support systems and communities. What are the essentials on our warrior journeys.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


The Wheel of the Year and the Wheel of Dharma - Kro of the Thundersirens

The year's round has eight holidays; the dharma wheel has eight spokes, which represent the Eightfold Path of Buddhism. This workshop will explore the alignments that exist between the Wheel of the Year and the Eightfold Path, and how Buddhist ideologies successfully and meaningfully overlap and intertwine with those of our celebration of seasons and cycles.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Who Is Bes? - Tereesa Daul

Bes was one of the most popular gods in Ancient Egypt, yet many people today have never heard of him. We will explore this funny looking little demi-god, and discuss who he was to the ancients, who he is to practitioners today, and how adorable, and terrifying, he can be.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


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

Have you ever felt intrigued with the mysterious Tarot? Ever consider giving Tarot reading a try? Mikael Drache has delivered this workshop at past PSGs. He will provide guidance and context 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! Beginners bring your questions. Current readers bring your experience and enthusiasm for this amazing form of divination.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Women's Hearth - Blessing - Doveheart

Please join us in blessing and opening the space and then we will continue into the daily gathering. The Daily Gathering is a set time every day when the coordinator will be in the hearth holding space for the women of the community. It is an ideal time to come and chat or to rest in women-only space.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Women's Hearth - Closing - Doveheart

Please join us in the daily gathering followed by giving thanks and gently closing the hearth. The Daily Gathering is a set time every day when the coordinator will be in the hearth holding space for the women of the community. It is an ideal time to come and chat or to rest in women-only space.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Women's Hearth - Daily Gathering - Doveheart

The Daily Gathering is a set time every day when the coordinator will be in the hearth holding space for the women of the community. It is an ideal time to come and chat or to rest in women-only space.

Intended audience: Adults and Teens


Women's Ritual - Juliana and Anaya

Come Sisters of the PSG tribe! Gather under the crescent moon to create magickal safe space and let your soul SHINE! Arrive as clothed or as bare as you are comfortable with. We will adorn our bodies and step into the beautiful Goddesses that we are. All woman-identifying and female-identifying sisters are welcome in our circle!

Intended audience: All Audiences


You Are Beautiful Skyclad Ritual - Tegan

This ritual is for those who are interested in going skyclad but want a safe, welcoming environment to try it out. 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 or for the remainder of the ritual depending on your comfort level. This ritual creates and celebrates a powerful moment of courage and freedom and we honor the strength and beauty within each of us!

Intended audience: Adults


You're the Boss of You: Consent for Pagan Teens - Lisa Chavez Markey and Rev. Georgette Paxton

Teens are an energizing force in Pagan society, and creating a positive culture of consent from youth is vital to our community's health. We'll discuss what consent is and why it's so important to each of us with fun activities and dialogue on bodily autonomy, giving and getting consent, how not to be pressured into unwanted/unsafe situations, social media's role in sexuality, talking with a partner, laws that can affect young people, and the roles power and privilege play in our relationships.

Intended audience: Teens


 

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