Piedmont Pagan Pride Day

2013 Workshops

Our Inspirations: The elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth

airAir: Education

Air is the element of clarity and communication, therefore, education is an important
part of what
Pagan Pride is all about. We attempt each year to have classes
that will appeal to Pagans and non-pagans alike.

This year, many of our classes are reflecting the Earth element including composting,
herbs from a medicinal/ Wise Woman perspective, as well as a magical perspective.
We will also have a morning meditation, and a class comparing, and
contrasting symbolism
from different spiritual paths.


Meditation with Mermaid Morriganmermaid 2

The Autumnal Equinox is the feast day of the Goddess Sedna, Goddess of the Sea.
Join our beautiful Mermaid Morrighan as she takes you into a guided meditation

that brings healing, balance, and reminds us of how we are all connected.

Mermaid Morrigan, sangoma shaman, musician, artist, and Reiki Master, is a child of the Universe.
Having walked her path for more than five decades on this planet, she has sampled and savored
the best parts of many spiritual avenues, and she has saved the best parts to share with you.
As a devotee to the Inuit Goddess Sedna, she hosts her spirit group Sedna’s Eternal Cove,
in which everyone focuses on fulfilling goals of our Higher Selves in order to bring healing,
contentment, and wisdom to our world.

Composting with Nadine Ford

 wipe-out-waste-compostLearn to turn kitchen and yard scraps into a rich soil nutrient that will nourish your plants
and sustain the planet.  Yes, we’re talking about compost. In this demo class,
you’ll get the basic information for making “black gold” and the resources to further your interest.”

Nadine Ford is a native Charlottean and country girl. A teacher of organic waste reduction for a
living, she loves to garden, cook and eat.  Contact Nadine at Nadine.Ford@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
with your compost and eco-friendly garden questions, or visit our website at www.WipeOutWaste.com.


The Spirit of the Witch  with Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor e47a9799-dab0-40b6-b93b-246474639228

Many people are not aware of Witchcraft as a spiritual tradition or personal Path.
Join authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor for a talk on Witches
and their spirituality. 
Learn about the Witch as she or he applies personal beliefs
to everyday life. 
This part of the talk addresses  “the Witch in sunlight.”
Learn also about the Witch in moonlight, 
the mystical beliefs and  practices of the Witch’s spirituality.  Also included in the talk is the “ethical code” of the Witch.


Sacred Herbs as Medicine – for Body, Mind & Spirit with Alison Holmes

allisonHerbs have been used for healing body, mind & spirit for millennia.  There was a time that it was
instinctive to nibble a berry or eat some leaves to nourish our bodies or cure a tummy ache, but in
this modern age, we have removed ourselves from Mother Earth and her green gifts of healing.
Join us in circle to learn some simple ways to incorporate sacred herbs into your daily life for
health, peace of mind and a closer connection with Spirit.

Alison Holmes of Earthen Moon and Earthen Moon Herbs studies many paths of healing including,
but not limited to herbalism, women’s health, energy healing and nourishing traditional diets.
As a lifelong student and a work (forever) in progress, she is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge
with others so that we can all return to a more natural and healthy way of life.

Building Bridges between Belief with Jamie Allen

 Spiritual beliefs and symbology are very personal and important to each of us. Jamie
Often times we allow these connections to our own path to separate us from others.
When we look deep into our beliefs how are we really different? Or are we more alike than we realize?  During this introductory workshop I will share with you the similarities I have discovered between  the Native American Medicine Wheel and the Pentacle from the Pagan path.  I will also draw correlations between other recognizable spiritual symbols from other paths  to further break down the walls that keep us separated.

Jamie Allen, of Cherokee descent, feels honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to be in ceremony  with and learn from many teachers, healers, shamans, elders and medicine people.  Through these experiences and ‘rememberings’, Jamie has developed intuitive skills to be a leader in ceremony  such as sweat lodges, fire-keeping, drum building/birthing, house blessings, energy clearing and much more.

Your Magical Kitchen with  Absinthe

KrisTen of the most common herbs and spices that you have in your kitchen also have magical properties!
Sit a spell with Absinthe while she gives insight as to how these herbs and spices can be used.

Krista Deputy, Magickal name Absinthe was born in Charlotte, NC on a Thursday; February 28th 1974.
At a very young age it was obvious to me that I was different than other children. The older I got
the more I realized  that there was something very peculiar about me. At age 12 I knew that I was a Witch  and have been every day there after. I have read many books on different paths of Wicca and Witchcraft  and have studied different religions.
I consider myself a Celtic Witch and I specialize in herb magick.



 Keynote Address Greenwood Magic with Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor

e47a9799-dab0-40b6-b93b-246474639228-largeRaven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi are a teaching team in the ways of Old World Witchcraft.
Raven is an author of seventeen+ books on Witchcraft & Wicca, and has been a practitioner for over 40 years.
Stephanie is the co-author of two Oracles decks with companion books (The Well Worn Path, and The Hidden Path).  She has also been a practitioner of Wicca & Witchcraft for over 20 years. In 2006, Raven and Stephanie
formed the Ash, Birch and Willow system of Witchcraft, and together they co-direct the Fellowship of the Pentacle
(a Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European traditions). In addition, they offer
home study courses on older forms of Witchcraft through the Fellowship website and have an Internet Store,
Raven’s Loft, which has been dedicated to providing items for your spiritual and magical practice for over 12 years.
Raven and Stephanie also host a weekly radio show on the Illuminati Network called Seasons of the Witch.
To find out more information please visit  http://fellowshipofthepentacle.com/





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