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Thursday, February 23
 

5:00pm

First time at Con?
First time at ConVocation? A bit nervous or lost and don't know what to expect? Well we are here to help! Come by and see us, and we will explain the ins and outs of what this incredible event has to offer. Also we will offer a group breakdown with some special guests to give you tips and tricks on grounding and shielding. Stop by and grab a seat...we look forward to seeing new friends and old ones alike.

Speakers
CD

Claudine Durham

Hi there...I am a witch and an artist who loves to enjoy life. I am a down to earth kinda gal so if you see me around stop and say Hi!
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Amie Fournier Flather

Amie has been a student/practitioner of the occult and alternative religions for 30 years. She follows a very practical practice consisting mainly of folk and sympathetic magic along with working with the ancestors. Due to her ancestor work, she is delving into the Cornish ways of her maternal line. She is pretty down-to-earth and easy to talk to provided she’s had her morning coffee (do not interrupt the morning coffee ritual!). Amie holds... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dearborn

7:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Join the MEC Board, ConVocation Staff, and all of our guests as we create sacred space and kick start the weekend!


Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Michigan

8:00pm

Teen Scavenger Hunt
So now you have a YELLOW badge and have a little more freedom at con....now what? We are going to have a Scavenger Hunt! Come and get your TOP SECRET list and start collecting. Be the first person to arrive at the Kids Masquerade Ball with your completed list to win your prize!

Speakers
EM

Enafae Moore-Sweet

Enafae has been a practicing Witch for most of her life. Working as an Energy Worker and Empowerment Coach she has received instruction from a variety of master trainers, priests, priestesses, and yogis and draws together many diverse traditions and viewpoints. Sharing her gifts is her life's personal and professional fulfillment.


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Windsor

8:30pm

Bedtime Stories
Goodnight sweet child of mine, lay down your weary head. Close your sleepy eyes, for it is time for bed. Come hang out this evening and we will read some bedtime stories. Remember to wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffy. If you would like to bring your favorite bed-time book too, we will read that as well.

Speakers
NE

Nichole Ellwanger

Nichole has been a practicing pagan since 2000. She has been a High Priestess since 2005 and is one of the founders and current Vice President of the Mid-Michigan Pagan Council. Nichole has been the head of Children’s Programming at ConVocation since 2012. She values education and community and helping others to see the beauty in the world. She has a passion for her including her daughter in all her traditions, rituals, and learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Windsor

8:30pm

Amplifying Your Power with Oils and Blends
With over 40 years of collective experience, these hard hitting witches are using oil blends that never are covered in books. Did you know some oils have a spirit behind the blend? Or that formula’s will work differently for different people? Or that sometimes oils bought in stores will work against your intention? We will cover the most practical secrets of using oils in your rituals and enchantments, that you have never heard of.

Speakers
KC

Kenya Coviak aka M. Belladonna

Known popularly as Mistress Belladonna, Managing Editor of PBN News Network, and The Detroit Paganism Examiner, she is a Pagan presenter, instructor, writer, and advocate. She is also one of the founding members of the GLWC of Michigan, Black Moon Grove, Ancient Faiths Alliance, and administrator of Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund. A walker of the path of the Sacred Fool, she brings the unconventional, and amusing, to her workshops.
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Rebecca VanLear

Rebecca Van Lear has been a practicing witch and magician for over 15 years focused in Sorcery ( oil blends and scent magic), New Orleans Vodou, Fae Magic, Shamanism, Egyptian, Direct Energy Transformation, and Deamonology, and found that the label that often fits best is Chaos Magic. Rebecca lives her magic having transformed deep personal trauma into motivation and focus for law school which she currently attends. Rebecca is a Usui Reiki... Read More →
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Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Dearborn

8:30pm

Betwixt & Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft
The Faery tradition of witchcraft is a wildly diverse path of magic. Stemming from the teachings of the late Victor & Cora Anderson, Faery draws inspiration and power from many sources and offers those who would practice its hidden ways an opportunity to embrace the shining realm of Enchantment. Using material from Storm's new book, "Betwixt & Between", we will discuss some of the basics of this often-misunderstood path and perform a rite to invoke the Old Powers for personal blessing, development, and a deepening of our own witch power.

Speakers
SF

Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf is professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a metaphysical and occult retail shop in Walnut Creek, CA. An initiate of the F(a)eri(e) tradition, he holds the Black Wand of a Master and has over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft and teaching for more than twenty. He is the founder of BlueRose, his own school and lineage within Faery, offering classes internationally both in-person and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Fairlane

8:30pm

Crafting Film
Documentary filmmaker and witch, Dodie Graham McKay will discuss the process of developing a concept into a finished film, and the importance of creating a modern pagan esthetic in media and the arts. Two of her short films will be screened: "Starry Nights", a 15-minute exploration of the night sky, features Kerr Cuhulain, and "Bee City" a 24-minute film about the art, science and spirituality of beekeeping in the city.

Speakers
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Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Erie

8:30pm

DIY Talismans
Astrological talismans from the Scholastic Image Magic tradition often seem as challenging to make as they are powerful. After electing the window of time in which a talisman can be created, one must confect incenses, select appropriate sigils, and obtain tools and materials for the talismans. We will discuss how to create a talismanic laboratory, the process of practical considerations including choosing the best combinations, knowing which substitutions do and don't work, and time and money saving strategies. Take the theory of talismans into real life creations and applications.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult and paranormal topics, founded one of the first websites devoted to magic Necronomi.com, and created the YouTube channel GrimoireTV. He has spent most of the past... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Allen Park

8:30pm

From Grimoires to the Book of Shadows: A Short History of Magickal Books
Many Modern Witches keep or have inherited a Book of Shadows unique to their tradition, but just how old is the idea behind the BoS? Could it have originated before Modern Witchcraft emerged in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s? Grimoires and other occult books have been an integral part of the Western Magickal Tradition for centuries, and their influence has been felt within a variety of spiritual and magickal traditions, and is still a large part of what many Witches and Pagans practice today. Come learn the histories behind such famous works as “The Key of Solomon” and Agrippa’s “Books of Occult Philosophy” and how the modern Book of Shadows went from being a well guarded secret to a system shared in a variety of popular printed works.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Ontario/Huron

8:30pm

Listening to Divine Wisdom and Creating your Universe
How does one listen and interpret what the divine says? Then how does one use this knowledge to craft how they want their life to be? This class will cover some techniques about how to craft your own personal universe.

Speakers
avatar for Geralyn Mystic

Geralyn Mystic

Priestess & Vice President, Pagan Pathways Temple
Geralyn Mystic has been billed as a “Mystical Life Coach.” A lifetime spiritual seeker and natural witch, she considers herself a child of Hecate, and teaches others to embrace their personal power and rise to a higher level of consciousness. She is the Vice-President at Pagan Pathways Temple. She has been co-director of Annual Summer Gathering and travels Michigan as a pagan presenter. She believes in being a positive force in her... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Model T

8:30pm

Runes and Runology
What are runes? Where did they come from? These are important questions for rune-workers because the answers inform the way we read the runes. While this class focuses on history, I hope you will come away from it with new ways to look at and work with the runes.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Pattskyn

Helen Pattskyn

Helen Pattskyn has been an active member of the SE Michigan Pagan community since the early 1990’s. In addition to being a teacher and rune worker, she is a tarot reader, witch, and Shamanic practitioner—she is also an artist, author, a wife, and a mom. She is pleased to be teaching again at ConVocation and looks forward to another great year! You can contact her at thylacine.yawn@gmail.com.


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Henry Ford

8:30pm

That's What Buddha Said
The Internet is rife with misquotes and misinterpretations of famous teacher's words. Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha, is no exception. This class will focus on the Sutras, or the texts and teachings of the Buddha, that have been studied throughout the Buddhist world for the past 2600 years. We will review what things the Buddha did say, what he didn't say, how sutras are outlined and how these texts can be used in our own daily practice. A few examples of key sutras will be handed out for you to take home.

Speakers
HS

Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

An ordained Dharma Teacher from Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple in Detroit, Hwa Son Josh Plucinski has been practicing Buddhism for more than 10 years. Hwa Son leads services and teaches classes on Zen Buddhism at Still Point and Pagan Pathways Temple and is part of Still Point's Interfaith Council. A husband and a father, Hwa Son is also a co-leader of a local SpiralScouts Circle.


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Classic

8:30pm

Sophia: Finding your Inner Wisdom
Sophia is considered the embodiment of Wisdom. She is the inspiration within us all that guides us to be better. In this meditation we will be connecting with our inner wisdom through the goddess Sophia. We will open up to this inner voice and listen to its guidance to reflect on past events and plan for the future. This class is a guided meditation, so please dress comfortably and be prepared to meditate.

Speakers
QC

Quicksilver Coven

Quicksilver Coven has been offering rituals at local conventions for the last six years. We are an eclectic group, but traditionally inspired. We especially enjoy working with other groups in the community to offer transformative and invocatory rituals.


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Greenfield

8:30pm

The Dance of Cosmic Harmony
The mysteries of the Domeia Harmony Matrix will be revealed as we use voice and flowing movement to weave the threads of ancient star legends into the fabric of our future. Together we will activate this profound energy pattern from the stars to reset the natural harmony of Earth and ourselves. Learn ways to use it in your personal lives. Levels of participation for all abilities. Handouts provided.

Speakers
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Bona Dea

Bona Dea is an elder seer within the Wisewoman/Shamanic tradition and an elder high priestess in the Romano-Celtic tradition.She facilitates healing work with her kenning stones and energy patterning. Bona Dea has been a public speaker, ritual artist and storyteller for more than 25 years and has presented in many venues in several states including two universities. She founded Circle of the Sacred Grove Temple of the Old Religion in 1999 and... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Michigan

10:30pm

Talking Stick
A Talking Stick is used to help us to become Sacred Listeners in a Sacred Space. Through the use of a Talking Stick we open and can be opened to deep thought and feelings, an expression of communication that is unlike our day-to-day lives. The things said and heard can be painful, joyous, sad and profound. The circle is Sacred Space, and nothing said in the circle leaves the circle. We will learn all this by DOING, after some instructions and a smudge, we will experience the power of a Talking Stick.

Speakers
JS

James Stovall

James Stovall is an initiate the shamanic traditions of the Q’ero, the descendants of the Inca, who live in one of the most remote places in the Peruvian Andes. James lives in Michigan, where he studies how these ancient mountain traditions reflect in the deep cold waters of the Great Lakes. He and his wife Angi own The Wandering Owl where he teaches classes and workshops and sells spiritually inspired arts from some of the best artists in... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 12:00am
Fairlane

10:30pm

Druidic Council of All Beings
Following in the tradition of Eco-Buddhist Joanna Macy members of the ritual team will be calling down the spirits of the animal and plant kin within themselves so that they may speak to us of their difficulties and challenges in a world of extinction and global warming. In this full ADF Druidic rite we will be giving offering to the nature spirits of red and green kin and asking for their blessings and wisdom in return. This will be a ritual of mourning what has been lost so that we may move forward into the future with wisdom and power.

Speakers
RM

Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling mom, and an avid collector of animal bones. Her hope is to help create a world for the children that is more beautiful and sustainable than the one she was given.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 1:30am
Dearborn

10:30pm

Poison Ritual
Have you lost sight of your path? Feeling confused as to what to do next, or that you are not moving forward? This ritual may be for you. This is a death and rebirth ritual designed to be a catalyst for change. This will be run as a Kheprian style ritual. Basic understanding of this system will be useful, but not required. I will briefly discuss our ritual style, before we begin.

Speakers
JC

Jessica Crutchfield

Jessica is a priest and member of House Kehepru, and has been a part of the community for over 5 years. She is also one of the founders of Michigan Energy Workers. She does work as a psychic medium and as a ritualist.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 1:30am
Greenfield

10:30pm

Thursday Night Drumming
Come and Join us Thursday night for a eclectic mix of African and middle eastern rhythms. Come and express yourself thru drumming and dancing. . Come and use your rattles, drums, voices and movement. Let's celebrate this wonderful thing called life! Dancers very much encouraged and welcomed!

Speakers
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Amy G

Amy has been involved with drumming and percussion since 2002. She has lead and been involved with drumming circles and events for many years. As a eclectic Pagan and witch for over 20 years, She has found that drumming and music have enhanced her spiritual path and growth. She encourages others to drum, dance and celebrate this wonderful thing called life through rhythms we create together! We all have a song inside us all we need to do... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 1:30am
Michigan
 
Friday, February 24
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - a 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Classic

9:30am

Creating Magickal Wands
Wouldn't it be nice if selecting a wand was as easy as Harry Potter makes it seem? Although there are stores and websites that offer a wide variety of wands, and some may actually call to you, making your own can often be more rewarding. In this class we will review different types of trees that you can make wands out of and their magickal properties, proper collection techniques, wand dedication and usage. We will also be creating a wand that you can take home with you, a wand that will always call to you thanks to the time and energy you have put into creating it.

Speakers
PW

Phindolf Whitewolf

Phindolf Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 16 years, however he has been researching different faiths his whole life. He has always been drawn to nature based faiths and draws from a blend of different belief structures when teaching and practicing. Phindolf has been the High Priest of two covens and co-founded the Isle of the Sacred Myst in 2007. He is the father of six and he enjoys passing on his beliefs and wisdom to the next... Read More →
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Callie Whitewolf

Callie Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 20 years and a High Priestess since 2007. She enjoys teaching her faith to children in the form of arts and crafts. In 2007 Callie co-founded Isle of the Sacred Myst a family based coven where teaching the next generation pagan is a key component. She is a dedicated wife and a stay at home mother of six.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

9:30am

Developing Spirit Allies
The shaman deals with various spirits, from ancestors to land spirits, but the most important are the allies who help with rituals, ceremony and healing. You may already have a spirit ally, or you may be ready to find one. This workshop will offer practical ways to begin, develop and deepen this relationship.

Speakers
KD

Kenn Day

Kenn is a professional Shaman, Author and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, offering in-depth training in the Post-Tribal Shamanic teachings, as well as healing sessions in person and remotely. His books on Post-Tribal Shamanism provide insight into how the archaic techniques of our ancestors can be practiced productively today.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Michigan

9:30am

Dirt Magic!
Life gets messy. So clean it up...with dirt magic! Soil and debris from special locations has been used in Hoodoo and other traditions for countless centuries. Get the dirt on your dirt and learn how to use it effectively in your spellcraft,

Speakers
MC

Michael Callaghan

Michael grew up in rural Indiana and developed a passion for the ancient world at a young age. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in archaeology, and continues to serve as an alumni moderator for the university's Pagan Academic Network, one of the oldest pagan student organizations in the country. He lives in Lafayette, Indiana when he isn't on an adventure somewhere else.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Erie

9:30am

Goddesses of Israel, yesterday and today
Contrary to monotheistic teachings,a number of Goddesses were revered in Ancient Israel; we learn who the 3 major ones were,and some stories about them, who worshipped them and how modern Hebrew Earth religion reveres them today. Please come with questions

Speakers
EN

EliSheva Nesher

Elisheva is from the Galilee, served in her country's Security Forces;retired;ran an international business,retired; and is a psychotherapist, and organizational consultant in private practice. She is elected leader of AMHA ( aka Primitive Hebrew Assembly) an Israeli Goddess & Earth Tradition. Her academic background includes archaeology studies in Tel Aviv.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

History of Cemeteries pt. 2 - So You Want to be a Grave-robber!
Grave-robbers, Resurrectionists, Sack-em-up men. Call them what you will, they practiced an abhorred, yet fascinating occupation. They snuck into church-yards and cemeteries, in the dead of night, to steal the bodies of the recently dead. Despised both by the public, and even by the medical community they served, these men took enormous chances. Why would anyone risk not only imprisonment or hanging at the hands of the law, but guards, vigilantly mobs, and cleverly laid booby traps just to make a living? And what techniques did they employ to obtain their macabre goods and escape undetected? Come find out...if you dare!

Speakers
RD

Rocas Dorran

I am a teacher and an Atheist. My education is in Anthropology and Science education. I am a long time member of the Goth community and an administrator for Elders of Goth on Facebook. Give me a chance to talk about anything related to science, gothic literature or macabre historical subjects, and you will leave knowing more than you EVER wanted to.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Fairlane

9:30am

Messing with your Reality Part 2
In continuation of Last Years class of strange phenomenon, cymatics, experiments with the fringe areas of physics, and new perspectives on what you may THINK is real, we will continue to explore these strange and wondrous areas of our amazing world.

Speakers
A

AVATAR

Avatar has been researching, learning, and teaching various classes from Martial Arts and Self-defense to Ritual Magic and religious philosophy for over 20 years. Currently the chief instructor of the School of Exotic and Useful Arts in Sterling, MI, Avatar he teaches a multitude of different subjects to help improve the lives of students from ages 12 to 70 (give or take a few years).


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

9:30am

Proof of the Pagan Pudding
"Proof of the pudding is in the eating" is a proverb that originated during the 14th century when pudding was a mystery meat sausage. If you didn't get sick from ingesting it, the pudding was considered proven. Has your pagan path proved it can sustain your soul or has it made you spiritually sick? We read books, attend lectures, take classes to gain wisdom. However, those sources are based on others' interpretations. Opinion is not necessarily a synonym for wisdom. So, how does one know who or what to believe in this world of instant experts? We will explore the roles of knowledge, ego, and experience in the quest for pagan wisdom. Handouts provided.

Speakers
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Bona Dea

Bona Dea is an elder seer within the Wisewoman/Shamanic tradition and an elder high priestess in the Romano-Celtic tradition.She facilitates healing work with her kenning stones and energy patterning. Bona Dea has been a public speaker, ritual artist and storyteller for more than 25 years and has presented in many venues in several states including two universities. She founded Circle of the Sacred Grove Temple of the Old Religion in 1999 and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Greenfield

9:30am

Spiritual Protection for Beginners
Every year, our children come home from parks followed by lonely spirits. They return from ConVocation high, and then oh so low, from all the energy. Then again, this isn't much different than the adult students I've had! We all experience this - when our space is invaded, for better or worse, we need to know how to protect it, and/or rebalance. We will discuss grounding and centering, shielding, and the use of protective amulets (and creativity!) to help mind our personal boundaries. This class teaches a more flexible approach to this subject - all levels welcome, especially if you'd like a new perspective!

Speakers
BZ

Beth Zimmerman

Beth has been working as a priestess in the Greater Lafayette area of Indiana for over a decade, working with the Purdue Pagan Academic Network (PAN) as well as individual students. She and her husband Aaron run a pagan-based multireligious organization out of their home, God's Guild, with around 100 attendees of all ages. She's excited to bring her "study sessions" to ConVocation for the first time.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Windsor

9:30am

Wisdom of a Dark Jar
This class will teach a way to handle some of the dark energy that we deal with on a day to day basis. Discussion will include ways to release this dark energy and also ways to store (as in a black jar) and use this energy if needed.

Speakers
EM

Enafae Moore-Sweet

Enafae has been a practicing Witch for most of her life. Working as an Energy Worker and Empowerment Coach she has received instruction from a variety of master trainers, priests, priestesses, and yogis and draws together many diverse traditions and viewpoints. Sharing her gifts is her life's personal and professional fulfillment.
JS

Joseph Sweet

As a student of many beliefs druid, shaman, Hoodoo too name a few I believe in working with all facets of energy.. Light and Dark..


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Henry Ford

9:30am

Ashtanga Yoga
Many of the benefits of yoga are not just from the physical body, but the ability to bring together the body, mind, and the spirit. Experience the wonderful possibilities of yoga in this slow flow yoga class centered around how you can better connect your body, mind, and spirit together within the magicklly minded ideology. The class is a physical yoga class focused around mindfulness, and being present; while connecting deeper to the elements and your concept of what is above you. Leave feeling connected, replenished, relaxed, and better able to enjoy the convention ahead!

Speakers
CB

Claire Balmas - 8PetalLotus

Yoga has always been more than a physical practice to me. Even when I started studying as a child, I felt the deep interconnectivity of the practice in other areas of my life. Yoga helped me heal physically, mentally, and spiritually; removing negative energies and replacing them with positivity. I believe that teaching yoga is about compassionately teaching a traditional tool to others as a practice. This practice brings a more peaceful state of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ontario/Huron

9:30am

Teens Talk: What makes you wise ?
Calling all teens & tweens! Come join us for a discussion about wisdom and what it means to you. What is it to have knowledge? What is it to be wise? Would you rather have knowledge or wisdom? Why? Bring your ideas. Bring your question. Join us as we explore and expand your views on wisdom and knowledge, and what it means at each stage of life.

Speakers
AB

Amie (Bella)

Amie has over 17 years experience as part of the Pagan community including several years teaching classes & being the Children's programming head for Convo. She has a background in early childhood development & has been taking care of children for over 20 years including 5 years of classroom experience. She is the proud new Mommy of her son, Michael, whom she looks forward to bringing up surrounded by the communities his namesakes were so... Read More →
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Luchan

Luchan has been interested in religions for most of his life & has been part of the community for 4+ years.He is ordained through Universal Life Church and enjoys when he gets called upon to officiate weddings. He has been on the board of Pagan Pathways Temple, but left to focus on his family, which now includes his new son Michael.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Classic

11:30am

Sacred Blanket Forts: Creating Personal Space
Children know the comfort and sense of adventure that comes with building a space all of their own. We’ll be walking through methods of warding, such as herbs or crystals, ways to draw the sacred into the space, and techniques for creating group sacred space. Working together to create space is demonstrated and encouraged. All materials will be supplied and parents are encouraged to participate.

Speakers
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Sapphire

Sapphire's tradition is a fusion of practices. Utilizing thirty years of experience to accomplish the blending of the beliefs and practices of her multi-cultural ancestors, Sapphire brings synchronicity and focus to overlapping systems. Recent grandmothers and great-grandmothers were Pennsylvania Dutch, Mennonite, Native American, Appalachian Baptist, Black Forest German Protestant, and Irish Catholic. She has practiced Ceremonial magic, serves... Read More →
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Shadowdragon

Between the Waters Society
Shadowdragon's wide experience of studies has included Celtic and Norse beliefs, Ceremonial systems of magic, and initiation and work within The Ordo Draconis. Current practice is a fusion of work involving ancestral exploration and communion along with the magical celebration of the Marassa in all their forms. Shadowdragon's community focus is on male mysteries and rites of passage. He is an experienced hunter, fisherman, and outdoors enthusiast... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Windsor

11:30am

Back Against The Wall Training
When investigating the paranormal and doing magic, the dangers are real. Jason takes you on a hard-core journey of personal power. This workshop will push you. He will train you to psychic shield, banish an unwanted entity/spell, and defend against psychic attack. Then he'll take you to a whole another level by practically testing you under pressure and making sure you really have the skills.

Speakers
JM

Jason M. Colwell

Jason M.Colwell is an expert paranormal investigator, of over 20 years, who founded Ohio Paranormal. Specializing in spiritual defense, warfare, exorcism, and location cleansing, Jason has a no nonsense grit and drive which focuses his practice. He is a Teacher of the Quantum Life Science institute and has studied directly under Andrieh Vitimus.
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Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ontario/Huron

11:30am

Elemental Magick 101
An introduction to the forces of Elemental Magick, this class will help any Seeker of Wisdom to learn about the Elements and their connections to us on a physical, mental and spiritual level. In any Wiccan ritual, the Elements have a profound effect on the Circle, and we will talk about what each brings. We will be discussing each of their characteristics and how they are part of your magickal practices in everyday life.

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Forrest Willman

Forrest has been on his spiritual Path since childhood, and he has practiced Elemental Magic for most of those years. As the Priest of Wyllow Rose Coven, a British Traditional group, Forrest has been teaching Energy Work and working with the Elements for the last 10 years.


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Classic

11:30am

From The Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft
When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.”  By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in­depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

Speakers
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Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Erie

11:30am

Garden Magick - Green Magick
Join Ellen Dugan, the original Garden Witch and Master Gardener as she digs up the truth about growing your own herbs, fruits, and veggies in the home garden. Today so many folks have an overly romanticized view of "going green" or raising their own organic produce and herbs. The reality is very, very different than what you see on HGTV. In this lecture Ellen will talk about herbs, perennials, annuals, and vegetable gardens. Topics such as magickal ingredients you can grow in your own back yard, herb magick, plus Ellen will give you the dirt on soil preparation, container gardens, and raised bed vs. traditional gardens, as well as tips and tricks to put the magick back in your yard and the green back in your Craft.

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Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty-three books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a popular paranormal fiction series titled Legacy of Magick. Ellen teaches classes both on Witchery, Psychic Abilities, and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dearborn

11:30am

Learn how to activate the Dewey Decimal system of your Akashic Records
You have tapped into them, taken a little trip and maybe even done a bit of healing, but this year’s Akashic Record class is a bit different. It’s a big vast Akashic record room to search through, but Jacki knows the system to access the information you are looking for. In this class, Jacki will show you a repeatable method of using your records as a magical tool to step into, get the information from, heal and make magic happen in your daily life. These 90 minutes will be packed full!

Speakers
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Jacki Smith

Founder, President & Enchantress, Coventry Creations
Jacki Smith is the owner of Coventry Creations and her vast studies into ancient teachings inspired her to write Coventry Magic and DIY Akashic Wisdom (co-authored with her sister, business partner, and wonder twin, Patty Shaw). She is internationally known both for her award winning books and her line of intentional candles, oils, and sprays. Currently she runs her businesses, teaches, consults, while hosting “Keep it Magic Radio”. Visit... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Michigan

11:30am

Receiving Transmission - An Alternative to Intellectual Learning
One of the most powerful ways of receiving spiritual teachings is through direct transmission. This workshop will present a brief explanation of the topic followed by practical application. Come prepared to receive.

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Kenn Day

Kenn is a professional Shaman, Author and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, offering in-depth training in the Post-Tribal Shamanic teachings, as well as healing sessions in person and remotely. His books on Post-Tribal Shamanism provide insight into how the archaic techniques of our ancestors can be practiced productively today.


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Fairlane

11:30am

Take On Me: Intention and the power of focused thought
Magick is not a spectator sport. Knowledge gained in books is pointless unless it is applied. In this class we will discuss intention and its application in magick. In addition we will explore the creation and deconstruction of thought forms.

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Dameon

Daem is a third degree High Priestess of the ElderFaith tradition and a first degree priestess in the RavenMyst tradition. She has studied Post-Tribal Shamanism under Kenn Day and counts several members of the community as her mentors. Daem is a teacher and practitioner of Hoodoo having received these gifts from both ancestral lines. She has taught Witchcraft, Hoodoo and Wicca for over 15 years.


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Greenfield

11:30am

The Art of Initiation
Initiations are moments in time that change everything that comes after them. Whether they are for woman, men, children or elders, all initiations have criteria that help to make them successful and meaningful. Learn about the various initiation styles, the goals of initiation rituals and practical information to help avoid the common pitfalls. When one person is initiated the whole community goes through an initiatory process and has the opportunity to evolve.

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Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble Shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), and a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation. For over 40 years she has presented workshops on Spirit Communication, Spiritual Healing, Ancestor reverence and Shamanism, Joy works as a Medium and Shaman. She is a contributing author for the anthologies "Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways" (Corvis Nocturnum) and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Henry Ford

11:30am

The Tools Of Traditional Witchcraft and influences on Wicca
Wicca can be quite different from the actual traditional craft practiced in the UK. But how? Gerald Gardner both knew and was taught by Aleister Crowley, but he also was the "house witch" at Cecil Williamson's first Museum Of Witchcraft. How did both Crowley and Williamson influence Gardner? What did these three fathers of the modern occult contribute and what did they think of each other? At this lecture we will look at some of the key differences between the traditional British Craft and modern Wicca.

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Serpentarius

Serpentarius is the High Priest of the MoonFire coven, a 3rd degree Alexandrian Witch of the Du Bandia Grasail lineage, a 4th and PI in the OTO and a practitioner of British Traditional Witchcraft. He also owns and operates (with his amazing partner and High Priestess) Artes and Craft in Hartford MI, which is one of the largest pagan stores in the Midwest. He has lectured for the OTO in Chicago and Indianapolis and at many pagan events... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Allen Park

11:30am

A Free Form Sort of Way!
In this class you will be introduced to expressive, active types of meditation styles that are free form in nature. I will share how these meditative styles can help us get to know ourselves by expressing ourselves through movement and dance, our voice and creative art.

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Aurora Shirina Lee

Aurora has and does travel the path of that of The Seeker, The Mystic and The Spiritualist. Most importantly she travels the path of love, and compassion. She is always seeking to understand things versus judging things. She is always a student and will always be student first and teacher second. For she understands that truly all of us and all of life are our guides and teachers. The main lesson she has learned is the magic and miracle of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Model T

2:00pm

Getting Past knowledge to Transformation: A Framework of Experiential Alchemy through Art Creation
Hands on, Meditation/Ritual work, $5 Workshop Cost for supplies.
Together we will work through an alchemical process with meditation, magical operations, and art to release our personal illusions gaining the creative fuel of Chokmah that our minds can shape. Participants can use any creative tool they are comfortable with for the transformation, but the workshop will lean towards techniques and materials for writing, sketching and painting. After initial mediation and instruction, participants will be able to work through the process at their own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Andrieh Vitimus

Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:00pm

Welcoming All People
Come and learn acceptance of all people no matter what path they walk. Kids will learn how to accept others and how to talk to others whom are not as open minded. There will be a chance to color and make drawings about the children's path.

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Carrie Zay

Carrie has been a practicing witch for 22 years. She has been a High Priestess of a number of local covens, and at times, just a member. She is one of the founders of the M.M.P.C., Local Coordinator for Lansing Pagan Pride Day, and Regional Coordinator for Pagan Pride in the Ohio River Valley. She is focused on community and helping to grow a strong foundation for fellow pagans. In her mundane life she works as a nurse. She very much cares for... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Model T

2:00pm

Astrological Magic of the Picatrix
The astrological magic of the Middle Ages and Renaissance is in the midst of a revival. We will discuss the secrets of the Pictrix- the most notorious sorcerer's manual of the Middle Ages-and cover how to learn and practice this ancient and effective magical system.

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John Michael Greer

Among the most respected authors in today's occult community, John Michael Greer has written more than 45 books on a broad range of subjects. He served for 12 years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), and now heads the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn (DOED).


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dearborn

2:00pm

Bringing Out Your Inner Goddess Naturally
Starr's first book, Bewitching Beauty, Bringing Out Your Inner Goddess Naturally, is all about realizing the beauty you have inside and out and how to realize and maintain it. The three stages of womanhood, spells, rituals, godesses, and natural skin care are discussed.

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Starr Morgayne

Starr is an herbalist with more than 20 years experience, a natural healthcare consultant, an author, and a hedge witch.


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Henry Ford

2:00pm

Consent, Negotiation, and Boundaries
Health class in public school largely centers on abstinence and STI prevention. Magdalena specializes in cultivating brave space to discuss your boundaries, limits, and preferences- including the preference to wait. Parents, teens, and tweens are encouraged to attend together and get a little awkward. We'll practice giving and receiving Yes and No, and discuss techniques for Pagan festivals and gatherings. Based on the rules of Cuddle Party, we'll exercise hands-on energetic boundaries to employ growing adults with a starter festival toolkit.

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Magdalena Knight

Magdalena Knight is a Relationship Design Consultant, Sacred Intimate, and Sex Geek. With experience practicing and teaching Sacred Sex for five years, she has been mingling with alt lifestyles for her entire adult life. Magdalena has been leading talks for 18-35 year old kinksters and Polyamory groups since 2006. An ardent advocate of personal authenticity and authority over one’s sexual expression, she strives to bring folks into alignment... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classic

2:00pm

Dealing with Hate Crimes
Kerr shares the lessons he learned dealing with hate crimes during the Satanic Panic of the 80's and 90's and his experiences in dealing with educating law enforcement and other public agencies about Pagan religions.

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Kerr Cuhulain

Author of 24 Books. Retired police officer/dispatcher who has been a Wiccan for 47 years and was involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for decades. Founder of the Order of Paladins, member of the faculty of Ardantane, National Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Host of several TV astronomy shows.
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Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greenfield

2:00pm

From Elder to Ancestor
After the loss of a beloved community leader or organizer, how do we mourn? Further, how do we best honor and integrate their legacy into our own practice? Come enter a discussion on death, ancestors, and the reframing of our relationships with elders and teachers once they can no longer be physically present in our lives.

Speakers
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Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on Paranormal State, HBO, the History Channel, Destination America, and CNN Headline News. Michelle’s nonfiction has been published around the globe, and translated into seven languages. Notable titles include The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser, 2004), Harsh Gods (Titan, 2016), and The Dictionary of Demons (Llewellyn, 2010), currently in its seventh... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Michigan

2:00pm

The Fire of Willpower
We are Druids, Witches, Mages, and Magicians. We work in the realms of manifestation and mystery. We work our will upon the world. But sometimes the world doesn’t seem to cooperate with our carefully laid sigils and hand crafted incense. Sometimes it’s hard just to get out of bed. In this workshop Rev. Hill will share some history on the idea of willpower, from the Greco-Roman Stoics to the ideas of Aleister Crowley. Then we will discuss modern research on the psychology and some of the counter intuitive ways we can build our willpower muscles.

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Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling mom, and an avid collector of animal bones. Her hope is to help create a world for the children that is more beautiful and sustainable than the one she was given.


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Allen Park

2:00pm

Wisdom of The Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha, lived and taught in the Indian sub-continent almost 2600 years ago. And yet, his original teachings still resonate in today's modern society. Join us as we discuss the Buddha's earliest teachings of the Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path and how this path and practice is to be lived using our own innate wisdom.

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Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

An ordained Dharma Teacher from Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple in Detroit, Hwa Son Josh Plucinski has been practicing Buddhism for more than 10 years. Hwa Son leads services and teaches classes on Zen Buddhism at Still Point and Pagan Pathways Temple and is part of Still Point's Interfaith Council. A husband and a father, Hwa Son is also a co-leader of a local SpiralScouts Circle.


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Windsor

2:00pm

Introduction to Shamanic Journey Work
Nearly every native culture in the world practices—or has practiced in the past—something that we would call “Shamanism.” At its most basic level, Shamanism teaches us how to connect with the spirits of the Earth and with our ancestors. In this brief, introductory class, we will discuss what Shamanism is and learn and practice some basic techniques for connecting to the spirit world through meditation, journeywork, and drumming.

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avatar for Helen Pattskyn

Helen Pattskyn

Helen Pattskyn has been an active member of the SE Michigan Pagan community since the early 1990’s. In addition to being a teacher and rune worker, she is a tarot reader, witch, and Shamanic practitioner—she is also an artist, author, a wife, and a mom. She is pleased to be teaching again at ConVocation and looks forward to another great year! You can contact her at thylacine.yawn@gmail.com.


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ontario/Huron

2:00pm

Sassy Belly Dancing
Back by popular demand, Kat has strapped on her coin belt to bring you another fun and enlightening belly dance experience. She will go over safety and the basic movements for the newbies, but then "hang onto your husbands girls" as she shows you just how much fun you can have with a bit of confidence and a sassy attitude. All levels of dance experience are welcome as well as drummers and spectators.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Hill

Kat Hill

Kat Hill is a Reiki Master Teacher, Middle Eastern Belly Dancer, and novelist. She currently holds two degrees, one in Anthropology and one in Psychology, and works as a Reference Library Research Assistant. Kat brings over 25 years of world experience as a researcher, shaman, healer, performer, writer, and scientist. This will be Kat's 17th consecutive year at ConVocation where she has served in such roles as teacher, dedicated volunteer, and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fairlane

4:00pm

Wisdom Amulet Workshop
In this class we will meditate on the nature of wisdom and the symbols of wisdom. Participants will create an amulet to bring their vision of Wisdom to life. We will use basic wire wrapping techniques to build a sculptural pendant using Copper Stone Glass and Shell. This class has a $20 materials fee (collected at the beginning of class or at the table in the dealer's room.)

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Mia

Priestess of Quicksilver Coven and eternally curious student of many paths, Mia strives to create a balance between intellectual endeavors and creative ones. She is always seeking new ways to use creativity and humor to celebrate the divine and reach out to my higher self. Mia has been making natural stone jewelry since 1988 and studying witchcraft in many forms since 1990.


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Model T

4:00pm

Kids Boffers
Boffers are foam swords designed to let people strike one another in a safe and fun way. So, Kids Boffers is an interactive class where kids learn to play well with others through one-on-one and team battles, as well as constructively using energy in a friendly way.

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Andrew Cavanaugh

Andrew is in his third year of studying Robotic Engineering and enjoys playing volleyball and other sports in his spare time. He has participated in boffers classes at ConVocation most of his life and is excited to be able to teach it again this year.
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Katie Jane

Katie has been involved in every Kids Boffers class since they started offering them at ConVocation, and is looking forward to sharing her love of the class with the next generation of ConVocation kids.


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ontario/Huron

4:00pm

About Time: Basic Chart Calculation
Invaluable to numerous systems of magic, the astrological horoscope is a Swiss army knife for divination, classical medicine, and much else. One of the most advanced achievements of the ancient world, the horoscope can often be perplexing for beginners. This class will focus on the basics of erecting a horoscope chart. We will attempt to demystify the process and render the math easy, while also explaining the essentials of its parts, some of history of its development, and the rationale of the chart from the traditional (pre-1750 AD) perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult and paranormal topics, founded one of the first websites devoted to magic Necronomi.com, and created the YouTube channel GrimoireTV. He has spent most of the past... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dearborn

4:00pm

Iron Ritualist
Knowledge, experience, and magical street smarts come together in the unique and challenging obstacle course that is the competition to rise to the rank of Iron Ritualist. Unexpected and sometimes hilarious situations present themselves to participants who must exhibit quick thinking and creativity to navigate the challenges presented. Going upon the premise that every object is potentially sacred and is a potential tool of ritual, participants are tasked to present the mundane as sacred and to dazzle the audience with the unexpected. Every year the challenges are different and new. Come join to simply watch or to test yourself against the best of the best to compete for the title of Iron Ritualist!

Speakers
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Sapphire

Sapphire's tradition is a fusion of practices. Utilizing thirty years of experience to accomplish the blending of the beliefs and practices of her multi-cultural ancestors, Sapphire brings synchronicity and focus to overlapping systems. Recent grandmothers and great-grandmothers were Pennsylvania Dutch, Mennonite, Native American, Appalachian Baptist, Black Forest German Protestant, and Irish Catholic. She has practiced Ceremonial magic, serves... Read More →
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Shadowdragon

Between the Waters Society
Shadowdragon's wide experience of studies has included Celtic and Norse beliefs, Ceremonial systems of magic, and initiation and work within The Ordo Draconis. Current practice is a fusion of work involving ancestral exploration and communion along with the magical celebration of the Marassa in all their forms. Shadowdragon's community focus is on male mysteries and rites of passage. He is an experienced hunter, fisherman, and outdoors enthusiast... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Erie

4:00pm

It's not what you think
Society has told us from birth what is expected of us. This includes what we should look like, how we should act, what as kids we should play with, what as adults we should do, and the list goes on. Ethics are a wonderful guide and we should have a solid foundation of them. When our personal feelings and preferences do not match societal standards even though we have a good set of ethics, confusion and frustration begins to take a toll on our mental and physical health and well-being. This class is going to try and dispel some of the myths of societal expectations and reveal truths so that we can find more confidence and love of self to go forth and be the strong person who is within. You will walk away with tools to gauge fact from fiction and will hopefully build a stronger self-image.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Calhoun

Anna Calhoun

Owner, The Smokey Crystal, LLC
Having been an Eclectic Pagan for over 13 years Anna runs Smokey Crystal in Southgate, MI, vends and teaches locally and abroad, and never stop learning. She offers services as a spiritual counselor and a psychic, she is an ordained minister, and holds two degrees in Education and Business. Being Vice President of Michigan Council of Covens and Solitaires rounds out just some of the activities she enjoys offering others to help (www.michccs.com... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Henry Ford

4:00pm

Oreos and a Glass of Wine: A Pagan’s Guide to Aftercare
Are you exhausted from your energy work? Are you finding that you are burning out faster than you want to following a ritual? Do you cringe at the thought of another coven meeting? The more pertinent question: are you taking care of yourself? The work does not end after the spell has been cast and the circle is open. Arcadia and Tiye offer up rationale and practical ways to ensure that you slow the burnout and maximize your potential.

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Arcadia

Arcadia is a long time lurker, first time teacher here at ConVocation of Michigan. He has been practicing in both solitaire and coven work for over ten years and works extensively with Greek and Egyptian pantheons. As a practitioner, Arcadia focuses on invocation, divination, and healing.
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Tiye

Tiye has been a member of the pagan community for a little while and has a strong tie to the Egyptian pantheon. She approaches her magical life with instinctual guidance and does not cling tightly to one specific path. She has taught classes and led rituals at ConVocation with emphasis on moving the magic within and around you.


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Windsor

4:00pm

Stage and Screen Magic
Do you perform? Are you a dancer or a musician? Do you work on camera or onstage? Would you like to? Is there magic involved? You bet your bippy there is! Let's discuss the glamour, the magic and the energy work in entertaining, from storytelling to concerts, with two folk who have spent quite some years as performers. Of course, while discussing how to make the spotlight shimmer and gleam we shall also talk about the other side of the coin: the power of the wallflower.

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Cliff Goodman

Cliff (aka Th'Elf, Captain Darling, that Canadian What Drinks) stumbled into a Wiccan Church of Canada circle in the way, way long ago and only occasionally looked back. | Describing himself as an 'independent spiritualist of the urban variety' for the last few decades, he is a dedicated infophile who has explored and experienced enough to know that he still has a lot to learn. He particularly enjoys digging into the little nooks and crannies... Read More →
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Lauren "Nami" Ouellette-Bruchez

Lauren has been a practicing Pagan for 20 years. Five years ago she began work with the Assembly of Capital District Pagans, serving as marketing and media representative and chair for 2013 - 2014. This year she was honored to preside as ritualist for their annual Harvest Moot Festival. She contributed monthly to the blog Pagan Activist during 2014 and currently serves as oracle for the Nemeton of the Ways based out of Galway, New York. Lauren... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Allen Park

4:00pm

The Writer's Craft (Character Development)
This class was so popular in 2015 and 2016 that we decided to do it again! Join authors Michelle Belanger and Ellen Dugan as they discuss the writer's craft. Both Michelle and Ellen are published in non-fiction and fiction genres and have plenty of information and practical advice to share. This time around Michelle and Ellen will share their thoughts and tips on "character development" in fiction. This information will be very helpful for aspiring writers, traditionally published authors, and INDY authors. This will be a relaxed lecture and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Also at the end of the class, Ellen and Michelle will both be reading excerpts from their latest novels.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on Paranormal State, HBO, the History Channel, Destination America, and CNN Headline News. Michelle’s nonfiction has been published around the globe, and translated into seven languages. Notable titles include The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser, 2004), Harsh Gods (Titan, 2016), and The Dictionary of Demons (Llewellyn, 2010), currently in its seventh... Read More →
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Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty-three books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a popular paranormal fiction series titled Legacy of Magick. Ellen teaches classes both on Witchery, Psychic Abilities, and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Michigan

4:00pm

What is Satanism?
This often maligned religion has frightened religious and non-religious people all over the world since the 1960s. For many, the term "Satanism" brings to mind many unpleasant thoughts and images. Through Hollywood stereotyping and contemporary religion gaining power through the Devil in propaganda, as supposedly Satanic deeds distorts the reality. Find answers to frequently asked questions about Satanic practices and beliefs. Learn from a reverend and media representative for the official Church of Satan.

Speakers
avatar for Corvis Nocturnum

Corvis Nocturnum

Schiffer Publishing
Corvis Nocturnum is an author, publisher and lecturer who has written over two dozen books on popular culture. The content ranges from vampires and zombies to the Devil and the occult. He has also been a consultant for A&E Channel’s Paranormal State. He has appeared as a guest speaker at Dragon Con, Scarefest, Parafest and interviewed on the BET Channel’s The Lexi Show episode “The Church of Satan”. He was also interviewed in an October... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Greenfield

4:00pm

Seeing for the Tribes
This is a recreation of the Ancient Hebrew Public Divination ritual. It used to be enacted in the High Place(sacred Place) in the countryside of tribal Israel in its Pagan past. Bring your own questions to the Seeress, or listen to answers that may have meaning for you as well. EliSheva will be doing the divination using Hebrew lots as well as other means
Ritual space will close after the ritual starts.

Speakers
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EliSheva Nesher

Elisheva is from the Galilee, served in her country's Security Forces;retired;ran an international business,retired; and is a psychotherapist, and organizational consultant in private practice. She is elected leader of AMHA ( aka Primitive Hebrew Assembly) an Israeli Goddess & Earth Tradition. Her academic background includes archaeology studies in Tel Aviv.


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairlane

4:00pm

The Spirituality of Individuality
Being in Middle School, High School, or even College is difficult enough without having to worry about "fitting in." However, our differences can sometimes be tough for others to relate to. What makes us unique can be harnessed as a form of empowerment that can help carry us through those hard times. We will discuss the positive nature of our individuality in this class and learn tools to overcome adversity by focusing within ourselves.

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IU

Ian Unger

Ian Unger is the founder of Gender Outfitters, an online gender-affirming clothing service. This service strives to make gender-affirming clothing available to everyone in an affordable and confidential manner, and provides bras and binders to those who can’t afford them or safely access them. Ian is a transgender man who started his activism career at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh serving as the president of Rainbow Alliance for HOPE and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classic

5:30pm

The Chalice Well Circle - a 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Classic

7:00pm

Meet & Greet with John Michael Greer
Casual meet and greet with our 2017 Guest of Honor

Speakers
JM

John Michael Greer

Among the most respected authors in today's occult community, John Michael Greer has written more than 45 books on a broad range of subjects. He served for 12 years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), and now heads the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn (DOED).


Friday February 24, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Erie

7:00pm

Four Faces of the Greek Gods
Hermes Zeus, Dionysus Hades… Four Archetypal Gods with 4 very different images and purposes all a part of the same whole that we know of as the masculine divine.
In this ritual we will work with four Greek Deities to better understand the many faces of God and gain insight into how we relate to Them. We will look at how Ingenuity, Majesty Resilience and Patience all bring us to the same serene source. Four clergy will be prepared as vessels to allow the deity to speak through them.

Speakers
QC

Quicksilver Coven

Quicksilver Coven has been offering rituals at local conventions for the last six years. We are an eclectic group, but traditionally inspired. We especially enjoy working with other groups in the community to offer transformative and invocatory rituals.


Friday February 24, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fairlane

7:00pm

The Moon Owl: A Granny Root Story
Granny Root lives deep in the woods, under the roots of an old oak tree. She sleeps most of the time on a bed of moss and leaves, but wakes up now and then to tell a story with a message for children of all ages. Granny Root will tell you the tale of Moon Owl; a very curious owl from the frozen north who goes on a journey to find something very special.

Speakers
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Bona Dea

Bona Dea is an elder seer within the Wisewoman/Shamanic tradition and an elder high priestess in the Romano-Celtic tradition.She facilitates healing work with her kenning stones and energy patterning. Bona Dea has been a public speaker, ritual artist and storyteller for more than 25 years and has presented in many venues in several states including two universities. She founded Circle of the Sacred Grove Temple of the Old Religion in 1999 and... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Windsor

7:30pm

Slaying Your Trolls
Each of us has baggage or "trolls" that keep us from finding our true selves. Let's all come together and slay these trolls so we can start living and stop being held back!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Trudel-Williams

Dustin Trudel-Williams

Dustin is a Pagan focused in the healing arts. He has been an astute observer of human nature through various venues and works with the Triple Goddess Bridgette. No longer wanting to observe; he wishes to give back to the community by using his talents. Dustin enjoys reading, writing, music of all forms and cooking/baking. As with any good Pagan, he also enjoys candles and a good drum beat!!
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Jerry Williams-Trudel

Jerry is a Chaos Ritualist who has found a calling for healing. He believes every day actions can be a ritual and not just a "big show". Taking a shower? Cleansing ritual; a cup of 'cawfee'? A ritual for bringing in the new day. These are two of many examples. With this class he seeks to help others understand themselves better. And yes, He's from the East Coast.


Friday February 24, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Allen Park

7:30pm

Stand Like a Tree: Mastering the Movement of Energy
Learn how to detect and master the currents of energy within and without. Energy follows intent. Learn how to use your intent to master energy.

Speakers
KC

Kerr Cuhulain

Author of 24 Books. Retired police officer/dispatcher who has been a Wiccan for 47 years and was involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for decades. Founder of the Order of Paladins, member of the faculty of Ardantane, National Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Host of several TV astronomy shows.
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Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Ontario/Huron

8:30pm

Ritual: The Challenge
So you want to be a part of the old ways? You read all the books. You took all the classes and yet, life is still treating you like a mere mortal. The question then is, have you faced The Challenge? In this ritual you will come face to face with your deepest fear. Life is an ordeal, you will die in the end.

Speakers
D

Dameon

Daem is a third degree High Priestess of the ElderFaith tradition and a first degree priestess in the RavenMyst tradition. She has studied Post-Tribal Shamanism under Kenn Day and counts several members of the community as her mentors. Daem is a teacher and practitioner of Hoodoo having received these gifts from both ancestral lines. She has taught Witchcraft, Hoodoo and Wicca for over 15 years.


Friday February 24, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Greenfield

9:30pm

Friday Drumming
Come join your friends and drum!

Speakers
DP

Dana Piper

Dana Piper has been playing hand percussion since 1990.....the same year he “found” nature spirituality. Dana has studied Latin, African, and Middle Eastern drumming from numerous teachers. He has led drum circles and taught drumming for many years and in many venues, as well as having played in concert settings and in the recording studio. He is a professional massage therapist since 1984. His other passions include glass blowing... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday February 25, 2017 12:30am
Michigan

9:30pm

Karaoke
Come make a little magick behind the mic. Pick your favorite pop song to accompany you, or sing a cappella.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday February 25, 2017 12:30am
Dearborn
 
Saturday, February 25
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - a 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers

Saturday February 25, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Classic

9:30am

Connect the knots: using cordage to manifest our visualizations
One of the tools that we can tap into in Chokmah is visualization. Using knot magick with this is a simple and effective way to “tie in” your manifesting power to this reality. In this class, we will do a simple introduction to the basics of knot magick and visualization skills so that they can be put into practice together.

Speakers
KC

Kenya Coviak aka M. Belladonna

Known popularly as Mistress Belladonna, Managing Editor of PBN News Network, and The Detroit Paganism Examiner, she is a Pagan presenter, instructor, writer, and advocate. She is also one of the founding members of the GLWC of Michigan, Black Moon Grove, Ancient Faiths Alliance, and administrator of Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund. A walker of the path of the Sacred Fool, she brings the unconventional, and amusing, to her workshops.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Classic

9:30am

An Eclectic Look at Samhain and Yule
My favorite part of being pagan is all the wonderful holidays. We will look at some of the traditions for Samhain and Yule from around the world. We will hear a story and make a craft for each holiday.

Speakers
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Bronwyn

Bronwyn grew up singing to the trees and couldn't help but to teach her son the same. Now she can be found helping to teach the children of the community, as well.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

9:30am

Basics of Ritual Worship -
In modern Paganism, there’s more and more opportunity for newcomers to participate in large group ceremony. This talk discusses the skills and attitudes needed for effective participation in group work. Meditation and centering, attention and focus, and the inner symbolism of common Pagan and Wiccan ritual forms are discussed, and simple moving meditation is taught.

Speakers
IC

Ian Corrigan

Ian Corrigan has been practicing magical and assorted other arts for over 40 years. He has taught magic and spiritual practice around N America, has led a variety of magical practice-groups and is a former Archdruid of the international Order, Ar nDraíocht Féin. Presently Ian serves as a Senior Priest in ADF, helping to develop its spiritual training and magical work. He is the author of Sacred Fire, Holy Well, The Book of Summoning and other... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Ontario/Huron

9:30am

Discovering the Warrior Within: Defining the Pagan Warrior
The Warrior archetype is misunderstood, misrepresented, and sometimes feared in Western culture. Being a Warrior isn't about fighting, it is about being effective. It is about understanding and mastering yourself. Kerr Cuhulain defines the modern Warrior and shows how this archetype fits into modern Pagan culture.

Speakers
KC

Kerr Cuhulain

Author of 24 Books. Retired police officer/dispatcher who has been a Wiccan for 47 years and was involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for decades. Founder of the Order of Paladins, member of the faculty of Ardantane, National Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Host of several TV astronomy shows.
avatar for Dodie Graham McKay

Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Michigan

9:30am

Hardcore Herbalism
Struggling to tell your St. John's Wort from Cinquefoil? Can you detect a member of the mint family on sight? And are you really 100% sure that you know that poison ivy and sumac look like? You'll leave this class with the solution to these questions and so much more. In this condensed 90-minute crash course, you'll learn easy to follow patterns to quickly identify over 15 plant families, including 3 particular Michigan natives that can cause you a lot of pain and suffering. Don't miss this crash course on plant systematics for wildcrafters and the plant-curious alike!

Speakers
N

Nicole

Nicole is the owner of Living Roots Creations and lives in Lansing with her husband and 1 year old baby boy. She has studied across many paths across the better part of two decades, but gravitates mores toward the Norse traditions.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Greenfield

9:30am

Kabbalah Crash Course
In this workshop, we will discuss core introductory Kabbalistic principles, such as the Tree of Life, the interconnecting Paths of the Tree, and Kabbalistic synchronicity with other traditions and correspondences. We will also explore the connection between the Tarot and the Kabbalah. It's a Kabbalah adventure fit for spiritualists of all experience levels!

Speakers
MC

Michael Callaghan

Michael grew up in rural Indiana and developed a passion for the ancient world at a young age. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in archaeology, and continues to serve as an alumni moderator for the university's Pagan Academic Network, one of the oldest pagan student organizations in the country. He lives in Lafayette, Indiana when he isn't on an adventure somewhere else.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

9:30am

Self Empowerment and Own Your Choices!
This continues the course previously enjoyed by Convocation attendees, as Corvis brings his expanded and in-depth class on self-improvement with a focus on recognizing and owning our choices in life resulting in both positive and negative directions.

Speakers
avatar for Corvis Nocturnum

Corvis Nocturnum

Schiffer Publishing
Corvis Nocturnum is an author, publisher and lecturer who has written over two dozen books on popular culture. The content ranges from vampires and zombies to the Devil and the occult. He has also been a consultant for A&E Channel’s Paranormal State. He has appeared as a guest speaker at Dragon Con, Scarefest, Parafest and interviewed on the BET Channel’s The Lexi Show episode “The Church of Satan”. He was also interviewed in an October... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Erie

9:30am

Tarot! Learn to read!
For anyone who has ever wanted to pick up a deck of tarot cards and communicate with the divine, for yourself, someone else or just as a hobby, this class is for you! Bring your own deck if you would like, or I have several samples of cards to choose from. We will go over a short origin and history of tarot as well! Open to all levels. Open discussion Welcome!

Speakers
LD

Lady Dragona

Lady Dragona is a HP and CEO of the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry, a Pagan church with a strong mission statement. Encompassing her beliefs and values of many charity organizations to include PIN and the Pagan scholarship fund. A Manager of WOM for 10 years and participates with the Midwest Witches Ball Committee. A Myomassologist, and Healer.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Henry Ford

9:30am

When Women Were Warriors
Women have been battle field warriors a lot longer than people today assume. There are some juicy stories to enjoy... Let's debunk some of the myths and misconceptions together, about what women did, and what they can or cannot do if /when called to serve as warriors today. This workshop is based on historical sources, personal conversations with female combatants, and the speakers own experiences living in a war zone

Speakers
EN

EliSheva Nesher

Elisheva is from the Galilee, served in her country's Security Forces;retired;ran an international business,retired; and is a psychotherapist, and organizational consultant in private practice. She is elected leader of AMHA ( aka Primitive Hebrew Assembly) an Israeli Goddess & Earth Tradition. Her academic background includes archaeology studies in Tel Aviv.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

Drumming to the One
Going to the One - Learn the fundamentals of hand drumming as well as exercises to improve your drumming in four easy steps.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Wedmedyk

Alex Wedmedyk

pres, Earth Rhythm
Alex Wedmedyk is a facilitator of self-healing and spiritual growth workshops, using the power of rhythm. He is a Master Drummaker, Drummer, Workshop Facilitator, and Craftsman, who relates to a wide range of human experience. He connects with compassion and deep understanding to the struggles and challenges of everyday life with a proactive, simple solution oriented methodology.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Fairlane

9:30am

Energy Fun
Want to learn how to play with energy? Come and be a part of an interactive class to learn how to sense, manipulate, and send energy. Bring a partner if you have someone and be prepared to move!

Speakers
CZ

Carrie Zay

Carrie has been a practicing witch for 22 years. She has been a High Priestess of a number of local covens, and at times, just a member. She is one of the founders of the M.M.P.C., Local Coordinator for Lansing Pagan Pride Day, and Regional Coordinator for Pagan Pride in the Ohio River Valley. She is focused on community and helping to grow a strong foundation for fellow pagans. In her mundane life she works as a nurse. She very much cares for... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Windsor

11:30am

Weaving good dreams with Dream Catchers -Adult
In this class you will learn how to weave good dreams by catching the bad. You will be learning about dream catchers and creating your own to take home. Dream catchers were a decorative and integral part of the Native American culture, with many different styles, sizes and and materials. After last years response this class has been split in two - the class is for ADULTS only.

Speakers
PW

Phindolf Whitewolf

Phindolf Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 16 years, however he has been researching different faiths his whole life. He has always been drawn to nature based faiths and draws from a blend of different belief structures when teaching and practicing. Phindolf has been the High Priest of two covens and co-founded the Isle of the Sacred Myst in 2007. He is the father of six and he enjoys passing on his beliefs and wisdom to the next... Read More →
CW

Callie Whitewolf

Callie Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 20 years and a High Priestess since 2007. She enjoys teaching her faith to children in the form of arts and crafts. In 2007 Callie co-founded Isle of the Sacred Myst a family based coven where teaching the next generation pagan is a key component. She is a dedicated wife and a stay at home mother of six.


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Model T

11:30am

Answering the Morrígan’s Call: Being a warrior in a time when stabbing people in the face is inappropriate
This workshop will talk about the nature of the call of the Morrígan and how we can answer that call today in a way appropriate for our time. We will look at the classical attributes of a warrior within the context of the Celtic culture, why the Morrígan calls upon us to fight, what that means and the ways we can do that in the modern world.

Speakers
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Amabran

Amabran is a Priest of the Morrígan and the current High Priest and teacher of Renewal coven, a coven of The Path of Light; a lineaged, initiatory pre-Gardnerian tradition of Witchcraft, from southeast Michigan. Amabran’s experience stretches back to 1993 when he first began to receive training in Christian mysticism; this led him to the Kabbalah and Ceremonial magic before introducing him to Wiccan inspired neo-Paganism and then Wicca... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Allen Park

11:30am

Basic Crystal Healing Part 1
We will begin the class with a short meditation to open our hand Chakras for healing work, talk about the history of Crystal Healing. Also each person will get to scan a person, to see what Chakras are out of balance. I will introduce everyone to some of the common stones/crystals for each Chakra.

Speakers
GC

Glenn C Brown

I am a Sacred Pipe Carrier, a Sundancer, also a Reiki Master Teacher, plus a Crystal Healer. I am an ordained Reverend with The Universal Society of Ancient Ministries Church. I am a Professional Photographer, staff photographer for Michigan PaganFest and the Michigan-Midwest Witches Ball. I have taught many classes at Pagan and non-Pagan venues.
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Mardoll Harte

Owner/Designer, Tri-Dragon Designs
Artist/jewelry designer, business owner, Intuitive, reiki practitioner, crystal healing advocate, parent, hereditary witch, college graduate.


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Classic

11:30am

Embracing the Path of the Solitary Witch . . .Again
Alternate Title: Screw it - Im Going Back to Solitary Practice!
For those of you who have had it with coven dramas, political intrigues, and are generally frustrated with the group magick scene, Ellen Dugan offers this class. For various reasons you may find yourself deciding to step away from group work and focusing on your solitary practice - once again. This can be a turning point in your life, and one that offers opportunity for illumination, personal growth, and a deeper connection with the Gods and Goddesses. Ellen will discuss the various reasons why this becomes necessary and offers advice on how to move forward in a positive way. Sometimes the bravest things we can do is step off the beaten path, and forge our own trail. Do you have the courage to walk alone with the gods?

Speakers
ED

Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty-three books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a popular paranormal fiction series titled Legacy of Magick. Ellen teaches classes both on Witchery, Psychic Abilities, and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dearborn

11:30am

Masculinity Throughout Traditions
Throughout history and traditions, masculinity has taken many different roles and appearances. Learn about how different traditions embraced the masculine energy historically and how one can harness these concepts in their own practice. This class is open to all genders, as masculine energy can be present in anyone.

Speakers
IU

Ian Unger

Ian Unger is the founder of Gender Outfitters, an online gender-affirming clothing service. This service strives to make gender-affirming clothing available to everyone in an affordable and confidential manner, and provides bras and binders to those who can’t afford them or safely access them. Ian is a transgender man who started his activism career at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh serving as the president of Rainbow Alliance for HOPE and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Greenfield

11:30am

Otherkin & The Pagan Community
Otherkin. The term, the label confuses a lot of folk and there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding, even within the pagan community. What are otherkin? How does this identity work and where does it come from? And why does it wind some pagans, in particular, right up? Come and discuss the theory and the science behind the Otherkin identity and what it's all about.

Speakers
CG

Cliff Goodman

Cliff (aka Th'Elf, Captain Darling, that Canadian What Drinks) stumbled into a Wiccan Church of Canada circle in the way, way long ago and only occasionally looked back. | Describing himself as an 'independent spiritualist of the urban variety' for the last few decades, he is a dedicated infophile who has explored and experienced enough to know that he still has a lot to learn. He particularly enjoys digging into the little nooks and crannies... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Henry Ford

11:30am

The Rite of the Seven Jars
In one of our myths Melek Ta’us, the Peacock Angel, is said to have collected his tears in seven jars and used them to extinguish the fires of Hell. Part trance journey, part exercise, and part ritual devoted to the Blue God of the Faery tradition, we will journey to this infernal dimension so that we might assist in the purification and release of those souls trapped there, as well as our own inner demons of guilt, shame, and fear, to transform this darkness into the shining light of divine freedom for ourselves and the world.

Speakers
SF

Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf is professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a metaphysical and occult retail shop in Walnut Creek, CA. An initiate of the F(a)eri(e) tradition, he holds the Black Wand of a Master and has over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft and teaching for more than twenty. He is the founder of BlueRose, his own school and lineage within Faery, offering classes internationally both in-person and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Windsor

11:30am

The Witch Next Door
What do you do when you can’t be out and blatant with your craft?. What quiet, instinctual ways do we all embrace magic and practice our craft on a daily basis? Jacki invites you to explore with her in an interactive conversation about all the subtle ways you can be the witch next door and craft the world you wish for.

Speakers
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Jacki Smith

Founder, President & Enchantress, Coventry Creations
Jacki Smith is the owner of Coventry Creations and her vast studies into ancient teachings inspired her to write Coventry Magic and DIY Akashic Wisdom (co-authored with her sister, business partner, and wonder twin, Patty Shaw). She is internationally known both for her award winning books and her line of intentional candles, oils, and sprays. Currently she runs her businesses, teaches, consults, while hosting “Keep it Magic Radio”. Visit... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Michigan

11:30am

Wisdom of Yang
In the East there is a parable about blind men and an elephant. Each one feels a different part of the elephant only to identify what they feel to the whole elephant. In this parable many disagreements & views spring forth from everyone’s interpretation. What could the possibility be if all viewpoints could agree to disagree? What could be the possibility be if everyone could agree to combine viewpoints? In Chinese culture there are multiple interpretations of Yang even though it is one concept. Take a journey into Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, the Yijing and their perspectives of Yang to gain Wisdom within yourself.

Speakers
ZL

Zachary Lui

Zachary is formally trained in various Eastern practices. An expert in Qigong, he also has trained in Shaolin Kungfu and Internal Martial Arts such as Yang Taiji Chuan, and Baguazhang. He is a Certified trainer and Shaman in the Quantum Life Science Institute, having studied directly with Andrieh Vitimus for several years and has specialized in Pure Land Buddhist and Daoist magics. Currently, Zachary teaches Qigong, Meditation, and Stillness... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ontario/Huron

11:30am

Defense Against the Dark Arts - Muggle Style
This is a Practical Self Defense class. It is an introductory course of safety, defensive philosophy, and technique. It is geared for the timid and the brazen alike because we all change character when we are confronted or afraid. We will demonstrate defensive techniques, attitudes, and much more. For those people who are concerned that defensive technique would violate their creeds, we practice ethical defensive techniques. Active participants in this class may be asked to sign a liability waiver. All participants under 18 will need a parental signature.

Speakers
A

AVATAR

Avatar has been researching, learning, and teaching various classes from Martial Arts and Self-defense to Ritual Magic and religious philosophy for over 20 years. Currently the chief instructor of the School of Exotic and Useful Arts in Sterling, MI, Avatar he teaches a multitude of different subjects to help improve the lives of students from ages 12 to 70 (give or take a few years).


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Fairlane

11:30am

Is That a Pokemon? and Other Pop Magic of Anime
Remember that ConVocation 10 years ago, when Andrieh taught that class for Pokémon magic and now there is Pokemon Go. Pop magic can be a powerful, fun and successful magical tool. For the first part of the workshop, we will revisit the secret lives of Pokémon. From here, we will help our budding magicians and witches work on working through the thought forms of their own favorite anime to perform fun, entertaining and results-driven magic (with some limitations, No Black Butler, No Death Note, and Andrieh reserves the right of refusal for some Amine).

Speakers
avatar for Andrieh Vitimus

Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Erie

2:00pm

Pokemon Ritual
We are continuing our series of teaching children to write and lead their own rituals through Pop Culture. This year we will be using the popular game Pokemon Go as our inspiration. We will be exploring how different Pokemon relate to the elements and can be applied to our ritual. We welcome children of all ages to come and participate in this ritual.

Speakers
NE

Nichole Ellwanger

Nichole has been a practicing pagan since 2000. She has been a High Priestess since 2005 and is one of the founders and current Vice President of the Mid-Michigan Pagan Council. Nichole has been the head of Children’s Programming at ConVocation since 2012. She values education and community and helping others to see the beauty in the world. She has a passion for her including her daughter in all her traditions, rituals, and learning... Read More →
CZ

Carrie Zay

Carrie has been a practicing witch for 22 years. She has been a High Priestess of a number of local covens, and at times, just a member. She is one of the founders of the M.M.P.C., Local Coordinator for Lansing Pagan Pride Day, and Regional Coordinator for Pagan Pride in the Ohio River Valley. She is focused on community and helping to grow a strong foundation for fellow pagans. In her mundane life she works as a nurse. She very much cares for... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:00pm

Symbols of Wisdom: Animals
In this class series, we will explore symbols of knowledge and wisdom within a variety of traditions and cultures. For this portion of the series we will focus on Animals and how they represent wisdom and knowledge. We will share the myth behind each one, create a corresponding craft to help us remember the symbolism and have a discussion on how to use this knowledge in our daily lives .

Speakers
AB

Amie (Bella)

Amie has over 17 years experience as part of the Pagan community including several years teaching classes & being the Children's programming head for Convo. She has a background in early childhood development & has been taking care of children for over 20 years including 5 years of classroom experience. She is the proud new Mommy of her son, Michael, whom she looks forward to bringing up surrounded by the communities his namesakes were so... Read More →
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Luchan

Luchan has been interested in religions for most of his life & has been part of the community for 4+ years.He is ordained through Universal Life Church and enjoys when he gets called upon to officiate weddings. He has been on the board of Pagan Pathways Temple, but left to focus on his family, which now includes his new son Michael.


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classic

2:00pm

Big City Witchery
When someone thinks of paganism or witchcraft they often imagine fields and forest and all things wild and for many practitioners there is just something about the woods that makes that important connection. But there is witchery in the city! Some people connect in the heart of all that concrete and glass and metal and electricity. Others just can't get out of the heart of the urban sprawl and find the greenery they need. Come and discuss methods of finding, connecting with and working energy in an urban setting, or ways of finding the green in the middle of all that grey.

Speakers
CG

Cliff Goodman

Cliff (aka Th'Elf, Captain Darling, that Canadian What Drinks) stumbled into a Wiccan Church of Canada circle in the way, way long ago and only occasionally looked back. | Describing himself as an 'independent spiritualist of the urban variety' for the last few decades, he is a dedicated infophile who has explored and experienced enough to know that he still has a lot to learn. He particularly enjoys digging into the little nooks and crannies... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Henry Ford

2:00pm

Don’t be a dick and other basics of building your personal ethics
Who you are today and who you are evolving into in the future is built off of your personal values and ethics. Jacki Smith shares her tools to help you uncover what your values & ethics really are. She helps you dive into their origins to see if they fit who you really want to be. Bring a pencil and something to write on because Jacki like to share her handouts!


Speakers
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Jacki Smith

Founder, President & Enchantress, Coventry Creations
Jacki Smith is the owner of Coventry Creations and her vast studies into ancient teachings inspired her to write Coventry Magic and DIY Akashic Wisdom (co-authored with her sister, business partner, and wonder twin, Patty Shaw). She is internationally known both for her award winning books and her line of intentional candles, oils, and sprays. Currently she runs her businesses, teaches, consults, while hosting “Keep it Magic Radio”. Visit... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Michigan

2:00pm

Honoring Your Wisdom: So What Have We Learned?
Honoring your personal wisdom of lessons learned through the years of a magical life. Jason will be examining some of the stumbling blocks we all face when exploring paganism and spirituality, common misconceptions, learning opportunities, and how to take a step back and be objective about our blunders.

Speakers
JA

Jason Abed

Jason was raised in the greater Metro Detroit area of SE Michigan with a curiosity for variety and possibility. This bloomed after his formal education through adventures and hard earned lessons in finding his own spiritual path. Soon after being introduced to the Pagan Community at large, Jason has often invited many to let their own curiosity bloom and growth in their individual path as well. Now living in Romulus, Michigan, Jason makes the... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Windsor

2:00pm

Multiple Intelligences and Magic
The idea of multiple intelligences helps us assess our abilities in several different domains as separate but related ways of approaching the world. This workshop uses multiple intelligences to examine the different skills and talents we use for magic, and how we use these alone and in combination. We discuss how to make the most of your talents, how to use your strengths to counterbalance your weaknesses, and how we can bring multiple intelligences together for more engaging and powerful magical work. 

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Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented workshops and led rituals at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, Michigan Pagan Festival, and more. She leads rituals, teaches classes, and practices her magic in the Columbus, Ohio area.


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Model T

2:00pm

Opening the QUILTBAG
A transman, an intersexed vampire, and an agender poet walk into a bar. There is no punchline, only a rollicking discussion of what it means to be male, female, or somewhere in between -- and how we can all better understand one another once we understand ourselves. If you've ever had questions about the complicated trifecta of gender, sex, and orientation, drop by this panel to explore the sometimes bafflingly diverse QUILTBAG of the Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Bisexual, Asexual,Transgender, and Gay identifications.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on Paranormal State, HBO, the History Channel, Destination America, and CNN Headline News. Michelle’s nonfiction has been published around the globe, and translated into seven languages. Notable titles include The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser, 2004), Harsh Gods (Titan, 2016), and The Dictionary of Demons (Llewellyn, 2010), currently in its seventh... Read More →
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Elyria Little

Elyria Rose Little is a poet and professional organizer with degrees in environmental studies and sustainability. Elyria's first book of poetry, singing my mother down: poems of grief, love, and renewal, was published in 2016. Her business, Home Harmonizers, helps busy people manage incidentals, so they can focus on what really matters. An active proponent for the acceptance of poly, kink, trans, and QUILTBAG identities, Elyria is putting... Read More →
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Ian Unger

Ian Unger is the founder of Gender Outfitters, an online gender-affirming clothing service. This service strives to make gender-affirming clothing available to everyone in an affordable and confidential manner, and provides bras and binders to those who can’t afford them or safely access them. Ian is a transgender man who started his activism career at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh serving as the president of Rainbow Alliance for HOPE and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greenfield

2:00pm

The Art of Sigil Magick
Are you intimidated by the idea of Sigil Magick? Do you think it's only for Ceremonial Magicians? Afraid you may make a mistake or aren't an artist? Fear not! Ancient civilizations from around the globe have harnessed the power of the drawn line to make their mark on the world. We'll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, what they can mean for you, and how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice.

Speakers
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Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional Witch" on Patheos and "Fine Art Witchery" at Witches & Pagans, with her first book "The Witch's Cauldron" due out from Llewellyn in Spring 2017. She is a... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fairlane

2:00pm

Touch Me, Feel Me: Cultural Appropriation in Magickal Religious Practice
There is a tendency in magick to appropriate other cultures in form if not in function. In this class we will weed out what has been culturally appropriated in hopes of developing and an honest and satisfying magickal and religious practice.

Speakers
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Dameon

Daem is a third degree High Priestess of the ElderFaith tradition and a first degree priestess in the RavenMyst tradition. She has studied Post-Tribal Shamanism under Kenn Day and counts several members of the community as her mentors. Daem is a teacher and practitioner of Hoodoo having received these gifts from both ancestral lines. She has taught Witchcraft, Hoodoo and Wicca for over 15 years.


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dearborn

2:00pm

Witchcraft and Tantra
The work of Gerald Gardner has remarkable parallels with some of the ideas and practices of Hindu Tantra. This talk looks at the basics of Tantric Paganism, including duotheism, secret books, the origins of ‘sky clad’, and looks at what Gardner may have left out of his version of witchcraft.

Speakers
IC

Ian Corrigan

Ian Corrigan has been practicing magical and assorted other arts for over 40 years. He has taught magic and spiritual practice around N America, has led a variety of magical practice-groups and is a former Archdruid of the international Order, Ar nDraíocht Féin. Presently Ian serves as a Senior Priest in ADF, helping to develop its spiritual training and magical work. He is the author of Sacred Fire, Holy Well, The Book of Summoning and other... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Allen Park

2:00pm

Advanced Energy Work for Illumination Beginners
Join a hands-on workshop with Andrieh Vitimus: Energy Expert, Sorcerer, and Houngan & Zac Lui: Qigong & Usui Reiki Master. This workshop details a set of Qigong, NLP and magical exercises and takes participants through focus, awareness & body movements to stimulate internal creativity and direct internal spiritual knowledge. Have fun while learning movements that only take the edge off, but get you in tune!

Speakers
ZL

Zachary Lui

Zachary is formally trained in various Eastern practices. An expert in Qigong, he also has trained in Shaolin Kungfu and Internal Martial Arts such as Yang Taiji Chuan, and Baguazhang. He is a Certified trainer and Shaman in the Quantum Life Science Institute, having studied directly with Andrieh Vitimus for several years and has specialized in Pure Land Buddhist and Daoist magics. Currently, Zachary teaches Qigong, Meditation, and Stillness... Read More →
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Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ontario/Huron

4:00pm

Weaving good dreams with Dream Catchers - Kids
In this class you will learn how to weave good dreams by catching the bad. You will be learning about dream catchers and creating your own to take home. Dream catchers were a decorative and integral part of the Native American culture, with many different styles, sizes and and materials. After last years overwhelming response this class has been divided into two sections. This section is for CHILDREN only.

Speakers
PW

Phindolf Whitewolf

Phindolf Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 16 years, however he has been researching different faiths his whole life. He has always been drawn to nature based faiths and draws from a blend of different belief structures when teaching and practicing. Phindolf has been the High Priest of two covens and co-founded the Isle of the Sacred Myst in 2007. He is the father of six and he enjoys passing on his beliefs and wisdom to the next... Read More →
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Callie Whitewolf

Callie Whitewolf has been a practicing pagan for the last 20 years and a High Priestess since 2007. She enjoys teaching her faith to children in the form of arts and crafts. In 2007 Callie co-founded Isle of the Sacred Myst a family based coven where teaching the next generation pagan is a key component. She is a dedicated wife and a stay at home mother of six.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Model T

4:00pm

Basic Crystal Healing 2
In this class we will be working with crystal layouts, based on the results of our scanning of the body to see what Chakras are out of balance. We will also be learning: 1. Setting the healing environment. 2. Open communication with the person receiving the healing. 3. Etiquette of the healer. Attendees will be doing simple crystal layouts, time permitting, everyone will have an opportunity to perform a crystal layout. (If you would like to bring your own crystals/stones for the class, you are welcome to do so.) I will have my personal crystal healing kit with me, for use in the class.

Speakers
GC

Glenn C Brown

I am a Sacred Pipe Carrier, a Sundancer, also a Reiki Master Teacher, plus a Crystal Healer. I am an ordained Reverend with The Universal Society of Ancient Ministries Church. I am a Professional Photographer, staff photographer for Michigan PaganFest and the Michigan-Midwest Witches Ball. I have taught many classes at Pagan and non-Pagan venues.
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Mardoll Harte

Owner/Designer, Tri-Dragon Designs
Artist/jewelry designer, business owner, Intuitive, reiki practitioner, crystal healing advocate, parent, hereditary witch, college graduate.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classic

4:00pm

Building a Relationship with Community
Our American culture gives us very little in the way of support in learning how to develop deep, sustainable friendships, which are the foundation of sustainable community. We will discuss the historical precedents of how we view relationships, how they are viewed in different societies and how we can use resources drawn from other cultures to enrich and deepen our own relationships.

Speakers
KD

Kenn Day

Kenn is a professional Shaman, Author and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, offering in-depth training in the Post-Tribal Shamanic teachings, as well as healing sessions in person and remotely. His books on Post-Tribal Shamanism provide insight into how the archaic techniques of our ancestors can be practiced productively today.
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EliSheva Nesher

Elisheva is from the Galilee, served in her country's Security Forces;retired;ran an international business,retired; and is a psychotherapist, and organizational consultant in private practice. She is elected leader of AMHA ( aka Primitive Hebrew Assembly) an Israeli Goddess & Earth Tradition. Her academic background includes archaeology studies in Tel Aviv.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dearborn

4:00pm

Fearless Magical Protection
It's a jungle out there. In most magical systems one of the first things you are taught is basic protection against spiritual attacks, and for good reason. A magical life is a perilous one at times. As you become more proficient, the need for protection grows and takes new forms. This class will survey practical methods of protection from a variety of spiritual systems and methodologies. Some of these techniques are unpublished anywhere and likely to be unfamiliar, but have proven very effective. Magical protection will help secure your success.

Speakers
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Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult and paranormal topics, founded one of the first websites devoted to magic Necronomi.com, and created the YouTube channel GrimoireTV. He has spent most of the past... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Allen Park

4:00pm

Foundations of Magical Training
Like playing a musical instrument or practicing a martial art, magic requires regular practice and systematic training. We'll discuss how to train yourself to become a master magician, using safe and effective methods anyone can use.

Speakers
JM

John Michael Greer

Among the most respected authors in today's occult community, John Michael Greer has written more than 45 books on a broad range of subjects. He served for 12 years as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), and now heads the Druidical Order of the Golden Dawn (DOED).


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ontario/Huron

4:00pm

Nonlinearity and Magic
Magic uses a nonlinear paradigm which contrasts significantly with the linear thinking common for the last five hundred years. Major areas of modern life, including commerce and social structures, have been dominated by linear assumptions, but recent re-understandings of math and science are opening the way to an increase in nonlinear thinking. This presentation discusses historical examples and highlights connections between magic and current developments in nonlinearity.

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Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the River and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented workshops and led rituals at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, Michigan Pagan Festival, and more. She leads rituals, teaches classes, and practices her magic in the Columbus, Ohio area.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Windsor

4:00pm

Psychic Empathy: Strength or Weakness?
Psychic empathy also known as clairsentience is a common psychic ability. But for some folks this "gift" feels like a curse. Psychic ability and magick have much more in common than most folks realize. So what happens when a psychic empath is also an energy worker, or a Witch adds their empathy into their magick? This thought provoking lecture takes a look at the pros and cons of clairsentience. There will be a discussion on shielding, protection magick, and of course psychic survival tips for the sensitive individual. It's time to think outside the box, embrace all possibilities,and to explore that divine knowledge that is out there, just waiting for you to discover it.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is an author and occult expert most widely recognized for appearances on Paranormal State, HBO, the History Channel, Destination America, and CNN Headline News. Michelle’s nonfiction has been published around the globe, and translated into seven languages. Notable titles include The Psychic Vampire Codex (Weiser, 2004), Harsh Gods (Titan, 2016), and The Dictionary of Demons (Llewellyn, 2010), currently in its seventh... Read More →
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Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty-three books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a popular paranormal fiction series titled Legacy of Magick. Ellen teaches classes both on Witchery, Psychic Abilities, and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Michigan

4:00pm

Rediscovering the World
Using Pagan spirituality and modern science to reconnect yourself with the Earth and the Universe. Discover how connected you can be. Kerr's 15 minute BravoFACTUAL documentary, "Starry Nights" will be featured.

Speakers
KC

Kerr Cuhulain

Author of 24 Books. Retired police officer/dispatcher who has been a Wiccan for 47 years and was involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for decades. Founder of the Order of Paladins, member of the faculty of Ardantane, National Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Host of several TV astronomy shows.
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Dodie Graham McKay

Filmmaker, Moongazey Films Inc
Dodie Graham-McKay has been involved in music and media since the late eighties. She is an initiated Witch, and writes as the Canadian correspondent for The Wild Hunt. | For more than a decade, Dodie has worked in documentary film, and loves to see ideas come to life in this medium, and can appreciate the hard work, passion and creativity involved. | Moongazey Films Inc. was incorporated by Dodie in 2016, with a mandate to produce high... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Greenfield

4:00pm

The Ancestral Web of Life
Ancestors on the Earth are more than our human lineage. Everything we experience in nature has an ancestral lineage, and forms with us, the great web of our existence. Learn what encompasses this web and your own unique place within it. Ancestors discussed will include trees, birds, water, land, stones, the directions, etc… There will be time to practice. We will communicate with the 4 gatekeepers of the directions as a way to feel and experience their own gifts to us, both individually and for the planet.

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JW

Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble Shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), and a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation. For over 40 years she has presented workshops on Spirit Communication, Spiritual Healing, Ancestor reverence and Shamanism, Joy works as a Medium and Shaman. She is a contributing author for the anthologies "Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways" (Corvis Nocturnum) and... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Henry Ford

4:00pm

What is a Materia Medica or How To Keep Your Herbs Organized
Do you know what a Materia Medica is? Would you like to organize your herbal knowledge to make it easier to find and use? Come to this class to find some of the tools to help.

Speakers
SM

Starr Morgayne

Starr is an herbalist with more than 20 years experience, a natural healthcare consultant, an author, and a hedge witch.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairlane

4:00pm

Keeping Magickal Records: An Introduction
In the everyday world, most of us live in a ten second retention cycle of facts and bytes over social media that have little effect on our spirituality. However, in the magickal world, what we do today can affect us very deeply for a long time. It is important to maintain an accurate accounting of what, why, when, how, and where we do what we do as practitioners in order to not only grow, but be successful and effective. In this basic class, we will go over
Learning the basics form of magickal recordkeeping. - Reviewing the different roles of each text in your cache of records - Electronic BOS - is it for you? - Why it is important to keep records - What goes into a record - Magickal alphabets
Please bring a notebook and an open mind.

Speakers
KC

Kenya Coviak aka M. Belladonna

Known popularly as Mistress Belladonna, Managing Editor of PBN News Network, and The Detroit Paganism Examiner, she is a Pagan presenter, instructor, writer, and advocate. She is also one of the founding members of the GLWC of Michigan, Black Moon Grove, Ancient Faiths Alliance, and administrator of Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund. A walker of the path of the Sacred Fool, she brings the unconventional, and amusing, to her workshops.


Saturday February 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Erie

5:30pm

The Chalice Well Circle - a 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Classic

6:00pm

Charity Raffle for Pagan Pathways Temple
Raffle items will be on display starting Friday at 9 a.m. Ticket sales will be Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets for items must be placed in receptacles on Saturday by 5 p.m. Raffle will begin Saturday promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets must be present to win.

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Pagan Pathways Temple

Pagan Pathways Temple is located in Madison Heights, Michigan. Our mission is to provide a place of worship and learning for all those who seek enlightenment and universal knowledge through classes, rituals and services. We offer a haven for all faiths and paths which value love, tolerance, and community; and those who seek to empower and enrich our fellow humans.


Saturday February 25, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Michigan

7:30pm

Divination Invitational
Diviners and Scryers, Readers and Seekers! If you look for signs in cards or objects thrown on the ground, you may find this class useful to you. Come see how Divination is done and receive a reading with your favored method or experience a new one. Compare notes with someone who practices the same method you do. Walk-in readers are welcome!

Speakers
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GreenWoman/Jo-Ann

GreenWoman/Jo-Ann has been attending ConVocation since 2004. She was introduced to Tarot as a teenager but truly began to appreciate and study Divination after meeting Ann Moura. Since then, she accumulated over 200 tarot, rune and oracle decks. She has taught several beginner Tarot History and Oracle classes at ConVocation and other workshops, and created the Divination Invitational. An African Drumming teacher for a number of years... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fairlane

7:30pm

A Ritual From the Witch­ Cult
Margaret Murray’s “The Witch­Cult in Western in Western Europe” (1921) and “The God of the Witches” (1931) are two of the most influential books on Witchcraft ever written. Some have even called Murray “the Grandmother of Modern Witchcraft,” but what exactly did her witches do? Using Murray’s books as a guide we will recreate the witchcraft rites of the early modern period, the height of the witch­trials!

Speakers
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Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dearborn

8:00pm

Kids Masquerade
Dance to your favorite music, this hour is all for you. Wear a costume or come dressed to impress. For those of you who are preparing Masquerade Ball costumes, prizes will be awarded to the Best Male Costume and Best Female Costume. Judging will happen in the dance between 8:30 pm and 8:45 pm, announcement of winners will happen soon after. Adult music selection begins at 9 pm. Red and yellow badges, i.e. minors, are welcome in the dance after 10 pm if accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Michigan

8:00pm

Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole: Quantum Life Science Institute
Join us Jason and other members of the Quantum Life Science Institute, as we create a new episode of the popular occult podcast, Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole. The Quantum Life Science Institute will discuss its training and adventures together over the years. How we all have grown while training in the occult arts with Master Instructor Andrieh Vitimus. We will also answer questions from the audience.

Speakers
JM

Jason M. Colwell

Jason M.Colwell is an expert paranormal investigator, of over 20 years, who founded Ohio Paranormal. Specializing in spiritual defense, warfare, exorcism, and location cleansing, Jason has a no nonsense grit and drive which focuses his practice. He is a Teacher of the Quantum Life Science institute and has studied directly under Andrieh Vitimus.
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Andrieh Vitimus

Llewellyn Worldwide
Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current. Andrieh motivates and facilitates ideas and rocks workshops across the world. He is published in The Anthology of Sorcery II, Pillars II, Devoted, Engaging the Spirit World, Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways, Magick on the Edge anthology, the Manifesting Prosperity anthology, The Pop Culture Anthology and the Best of... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Henry Ford

8:00pm

Soul Communion
Those of us born into the highly individualized culture of modern “america” experience a chronic lack of deep connection at a soul level. This missing piece of the human equation leads to all manner of issues, from alcohol and drug dependence to self destructive behavior and depression. This ritual will offer a taste (just a taste, mind you) of the kind of soul-level communion experienced by our ancestors who lived their lives in a tribal setting. Bring a small token to represent yourself on the mesa. (You will get it back.)

Speakers
KD

Kenn Day

Kenn is a professional Shaman, Author and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, offering in-depth training in the Post-Tribal Shamanic teachings, as well as healing sessions in person and remotely. His books on Post-Tribal Shamanism provide insight into how the archaic techniques of our ancestors can be practiced productively today.


Saturday February 25, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Greenfield

9:00pm

Masquerade
"Strut your stuff while you show a different face, from Halloween costumes to Mardi Gras attire to full blown ritual regalia, come on down and dance the night away. In addition there will be a costume contest with great prizes! For those of you who are preparing Masquerade Ball costumes, here are the different categories in which prizes will be awarded: Best Humor, Best Theme, Best Male Costume and Best Female Costume. Judging starts at 9:30 PM with winners announced by 10:30 PM. Beach legal attire required.

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Saturday February 25, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday February 26, 2017 1:00am
Michigan

9:30pm

Purple Stardust
Join the members of Renewal Coven as Wayfarer & Crane share the transformative influence of David Bowie and Prince and Honour them as Spiritual Ancestors. Dress to Honour the queer self within and be prepared to open yourself to fierce and vulnerable self revelation.

Speakers
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Crane

Crane is a Seeker on the Path of Light - a lineaged, initiatory, Pre-Gardnerian tradition of Witchcraft; and a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Wayfarer

Wayfarer is a seeker on the Path of Light, a lineaged, initiatory, Pre-Gardnerian tradition of Witchcraft; and is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Fairlane

10:00pm

Saturday Night Drumming
Drum, dance, listen, hear and carry the rhythm through the night with Alex and your drumming cohorts.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Wedmedyk

Alex Wedmedyk

pres, Earth Rhythm
Alex Wedmedyk is a facilitator of self-healing and spiritual growth workshops, using the power of rhythm. He is a Master Drummaker, Drummer, Workshop Facilitator, and Craftsman, who relates to a wide range of human experience. He connects with compassion and deep understanding to the struggles and challenges of everyday life with a proactive, simple solution oriented methodology.


Saturday February 25, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday February 26, 2017 1:00am
Dearborn
 
Sunday, February 26
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - a 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

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Sunday February 26, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
Classic

9:30am

Worry Dolls and Blessing Jars
Sometimes we all have worries that we are afraid to talk about. We will make small worry dolls to help us through those times. And to help us see that we have more blessings than worries, we will make blessing jars.

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn

Bronwyn

Bronwyn grew up singing to the trees and couldn't help but to teach her son the same. Now she can be found helping to teach the children of the community, as well.


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

9:30am

Giving and Getting Good Vibes
Magickal spaces can be so nourishing and often create powerful experiences with our community & seekers. There are also lots of ways things can go wrong, especially when alcohol or the state of trance sets in. The trick to avoiding epic backlash is to navigate consent, boundaries, & touch without letting it kill the vibe. Tuning into our body & that of others to reach a zone of mutual yes poises us for amazing rites in powerfully united circles. We'll go through some drills to help find easy ways to share intent with others. Covering how to: tune into intent more fully to share with a partner or group; tools for honoring the contribution & consent of partners; offer & receive an ethical invitation for hugs, spellwork, or other non-magickal stuff; earn authentic feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Knight

Magdalena Knight

Magdalena Knight is a Relationship Design Consultant, Sacred Intimate, and Sex Geek. With experience practicing and teaching Sacred Sex for five years, she has been mingling with alt lifestyles for her entire adult life. Magdalena has been leading talks for 18-35 year old kinksters and Polyamory groups since 2006. An ardent advocate of personal authenticity and authority over one’s sexual expression, she strives to bring folks into alignment... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Southfield

9:30am

Gods and Bodhisattvas: Treatment of Deities in Buddhism
Buddhism is often characterized as a non-theistic faith. However, in reading Buddhist texts you will often find reference to Gods, Brahma, Bodhisattvas like Kuan Yin and other possibly divine beings. But, what is the place of Gods in Buddhism? What is a Bodhisattva? We will discuss these two topics and get some in depth examples of the most significant Bodhisattvas in Buddhism including the Bodhisattvas of Great Compassion, Wisdom, Action and Vows.

Speakers
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Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

An ordained Dharma Teacher from Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple in Detroit, Hwa Son Josh Plucinski has been practicing Buddhism for more than 10 years. Hwa Son leads services and teaches classes on Zen Buddhism at Still Point and Pagan Pathways Temple and is part of Still Point's Interfaith Council. A husband and a father, Hwa Son is also a co-leader of a local SpiralScouts Circle.


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

Lukumi Orisha Worship
This class is an overview of the cosmology and practices of one of the fastest growing religions in America. It will cover the main beliefs of the religion including worship of the Ancestors, the Orisha, divination systems, and initiations as ways to bring balance, prosperity and spiritual evolution and progression.

Speakers
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Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble Shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), and a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation. For over 40 years she has presented workshops on Spirit Communication, Spiritual Healing, Ancestor reverence and Shamanism, Joy works as a Medium and Shaman. She is a contributing author for the anthologies "Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways" (Corvis Nocturnum) and... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Windsor

9:30am

Magical Household
A cleansing and blessing workshop dedicated to making your home and family healthier and lower your stress! Natural cleaning recipes, step by step/room by room home blessings, how to detox the home naturally, combat ion bombardment, why smudging doesn't always work and much more. Make your home a fortress of healing, joy and peace.

Speakers
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Heather Killen

Witch, Priestess, Mom, crafts woman, teacher, pirate. Ordained Wiccan Clergy Woman in the State of Ohio and actively practicing witch of 20+ years. In addition to being a mother of two, Heather has actively taught women's and warrior mysteries across Northern America for the last 16 years. In addition to being Director/Field General of the Earth Warriors Festival, she is the owner and Mistress of Mixology at Violet Flame Gifts. Opened in 2003... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Greenfield

9:30am

Mandalas, Mediation and Me
Mandalas have been used for centuries to connect one with the energy of the divine. In this class we will talk about their history and how to use the mandala to open chakras and remove energy blockages through mediation and coloring.

Speakers
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Geralyn Mystic

Priestess & Vice President, Pagan Pathways Temple
Geralyn Mystic has been billed as a “Mystical Life Coach.” A lifetime spiritual seeker and natural witch, she considers herself a child of Hecate, and teaches others to embrace their personal power and rise to a higher level of consciousness. She is the Vice-President at Pagan Pathways Temple. She has been co-director of Annual Summer Gathering and travels Michigan as a pagan presenter. She believes in being a positive force in her... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Henry Ford

9:30am

Optimizing biochemistry for trance states: going there and coming back
I give science-based ideas using, foods, herbs, oils, vitamins, minerals and amino-acids on preparing for general trance work and how to best recover from deep trance work. Under FIRE I discuss the biochemistry of stress, cortisol and adrenal recovery. For WATER I discuss relaxation by optimizing serotonin and GABA for access to alpha states. EARTH: I give simplified biochemical overview and recipes for purification and grounding. AIR: The talk is pretty left brained with high data content and a strong "how to" component including recipes and levels of trance. Notepad advised.

Speakers
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J R Ristorcelli

Ristorcelli is in the outer world a career scientist in mathematical methods nonlinear stochastic systems and turbulence and astrologer. In the inner world a long time student of visionary states and the introversion of consciousness (Jung, raja yoga, kundalini and tantra style yoga's, Thelema, Wicca, QBL, and above all Egypt). In short a student of the mysteries and a slut to the gods.


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Fairlane

9:30am

Throwing the Bones
"Throwing the bones", or "casting lots", is the ancient divinatory practice of throwing a collection of small objects such as bones, stones, nuts, shells, charms and other curios upon a casting surface; then interpreting the meaning behind the configurations with the aid of the ancestral spirits. In this workshop, we will explore historical and cultural perspectives; the casting surface; the pieces, assembling and assigning meaning; methods of interpretation; and have the opportunity to "throw the bones" for attendees - as time permits. Sit with me for a while, as we throw the bones and consult the ancestors and helping spirits in matters of clarity, guidance, and wisdom.

Speakers
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Regnbue

From a young age, perhaps in place of functional eyesight, The powers that be have continuously expanded the methods in which they work through, and communicate with Jack "Regnbue" Mercer. As a follower of the rainbow Path, he seeks the diversity, interconnectedness, and balance in all that is, and all that will be. Pagan, witch, Mystic, occultist; these, among many other colorful garments, make up the many luminescent layers of the cosmology... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Classic

9:30am

Who is the Oldest Person in the Room
I will share how allowing ourselves to practice free form, free flowing ways, we can navigate our challenges and changes with greater ease. Also how we can enrich and empower our spiritual and magical practices. I will also share how these meditative styles can help us love and accept ourselves as we are getting to know ourselves.

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AVATAR

Avatar has been researching, learning, and teaching various classes from Martial Arts and Self-defense to Ritual Magic and religious philosophy for over 20 years. Currently the chief instructor of the School of Exotic and Useful Arts in Sterling, MI, Avatar he teaches a multitude of different subjects to help improve the lives of students from ages 12 to 70 (give or take a few years).


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

12:00pm

Sketch & Burn!
Distance yourself from things that no longer serve you. This process will take you on a spiritual, deeply rooted and evolving Quantum Leap of a mystical journey into your future without a bad habit or relation. Commit TODAY to a sketch journal intended to BURN A Year and A Day from NOW! New habits take root by patterns of repeat! Practice release and elevating your soul’s vibration one page or word at a time.

Some books and archival ink pens will be available for purchase ($3-12).

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Wendy Raphael

Wendy Raphael has been a part of the Spiritual community for over 25 years with a solitary, eclectic path. She is a professional artist & sign writer, illustrator, teacher, speaker, humorist, event organizer and traveler with a vast portfolio. | | Wendy creates extraordinary & intuitive Ceremonial Hairwraps by private appointment or luck. Please check out the website for details.


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Model T

12:00pm

Getting to know the Gatekeepers
In this fun and interactive workshop kids will learn about Gatekeeper Gods. These are gods and goddesses who guard the crossroads, help travelers, are tricksters, money makers, and even help the dead find their homes in the afterlife. Gatekeepers in the ADF Druidic tradition are very important and help as guardians and guides in every ritual we do. Using songs, stories, and theater we will explore these archetypes, give offerings and learn a simple prayer to the Gatekeepers.

Speakers
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Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling mom, and an avid collector of animal bones. Her hope is to help create a world for the children that is more beautiful and sustainable than the one she was given.


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Allen Park

12:00pm

Advanced Tarot!
For anyone who has taken the beginner tarot class and would like to learn more!! Learn the details of the cards and meanings as well as different spreads. When are good times to read and when to set the cards down. What it means when the cards are upside down. Lots of details that you should know before you read. Come and find out all the details you ever wanted to know.

Speakers
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Lady Dragona

Lady Dragona is a HP and CEO of the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry, a Pagan church with a strong mission statement. Encompassing her beliefs and values of many charity organizations to include PIN and the Pagan scholarship fund. A Manager of WOM for 10 years and participates with the Midwest Witches Ball Committee. A Myomassologist, and Healer.


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Henry Ford

12:00pm

Death and the After Life
Is there life after death? What do you believe happens when we die? I have had a few near death experiences that I will share and open the floor to anyone willing to share their opinions and experiences.

Speakers
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Rev. Flatcap

Rev. Flatcap has been a silent observer of the pagan community for 17yrs. He is a devout follower of the SubGenius, Hail “Bob”. He is the lifelong partner of Magick, father, grandfather, and uncle Yeti to some very special and unique children. Rev. Flatcap has devoted a large portion of his life to rescuing and caring for his tiny fur children (cats). All other information is Top Secret.
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Magick

Magick has been active in the pagan community for over 20 years volunteering her services at several events pagan and otherwise. She was raised by her grandmother who was unknowingly a born kitchen witch. The arts of cooking, gardening, and folk wisdom were commonplace in her home growing up. Magick has raised her children in the pagan community and lives life out of the proverbial broom closet. Every year at Con Magick looks forward to playing... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Classic

12:00pm

Healing Through Laughter
A presentation that describes the history of Coyote in the Americas, and his evolution as a God Form into his role as Healer to humanity. Discussion of Trickster archetypes, comparison of wild coyotes to Coyote himself, and includes a Pathworking to meet Coyote.

Speakers
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Monika Healing Coyote

Monika Healing Coyote is a shamanic healer located in Maryland. She was a member of Ár nDríaocht Féin, A Druid Fellowship for over 9 years, and worked within their Healer’s Guild for 3 years. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2005, and has worked in the field of mental health for over 14 years. Monika has extensive spiritual training, including her Teacher Level certification in Reiki, Sandra Ingerman's Medicine for the... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Windsor

12:00pm

Organization For A Disorganized Religion
This class will go over ways to start organizing your magickal supplies, and how to stay organized. Things we will cover will include making lists to keep at home as well as portable lists, and also ways to get your herbs, candles, and crystals in order. There will be a handout, but you might also want to take notes!

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Greene

Tonya Greene

Tonya has been a practicing Wiccan for several years, but interested in it for many more. She loves to keep things tidy, and her magickal supplies are no exception. Her feline familiar, Valentine, lends a helping paw at every available opportunity. This is her first year teaching a class, but she loves to share her knowledge and help with whomever she can!


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Dearborn

12:00pm

Pagan Evocation – Pt 1: Toward a Pagan Daemonology
In order to work with the spirits we must know what sort of spirits we seek to contact. Medieval and even late classical hierarchies of spirits may be instructive, but major adaptation is required to make sense in a pre-Christian context. We will look at the basics of the nature of the spirits, and propose ideas to help us classify and comprehend them.

Speakers
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Ian Corrigan

Ian Corrigan has been practicing magical and assorted other arts for over 40 years. He has taught magic and spiritual practice around N America, has led a variety of magical practice-groups and is a former Archdruid of the international Order, Ar nDraíocht Féin. Presently Ian serves as a Senior Priest in ADF, helping to develop its spiritual training and magical work. He is the author of Sacred Fire, Holy Well, The Book of Summoning and other... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fairlane

12:00pm

What the Gods Demand
This class is a discussion about what we know the Gods demand of us, and how we know this. We will talk about Christianity’s 10 Commandments, Asatru’s 9 Virtues, the Wiccan Reade, Buddhism’s 4 Noble Truths, and other codes of Conduct that have been passed along through the ages. We will spend some time in this dynamic discussion talking about what was passed on to us, and what we try to pass along. We will also take a moment to throw caution to the wind and make our own rules for a change.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Andary

Kate Andary

Kate has been studying the philosophical idea of Religion for just over two decades, she landed her first teaching gig last year and has managed to teach many classes since then. Her joys and passions including teaching, dancing, and writing. Kate has gotten into and out of trouble more times then she cares to count and enjoys showing others how to do the same. Kate has been following her personal path for just over two years now and enjoys the... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Greenfield

12:00pm

Ecstatic Witchcraft | The Star Goddess and the Gates of Heka
Can you feel power moving through you when you cast a spell? Do you know how to raise enormous amounts of energy for your magical workings? In this workshop we discuss the concepts and practices of ecstatic witchcraft and explore the arts of breathing, dancing, drumming, and singing to enhance the conscious state and traverse the planes. Working with the material from his book, The Witch’s Book of Power, Devin Hunter introduces you to the medicine of the Star Goddess, the primordial force that comprises all things, as you open the gates of Heka and your soul takes flight. This workshop is for witches who are interested in compelling primal magic and want to feel power move through them when working their arte and will include light body movement and ecstatic ritual.

Speakers
DH

Devin Hunter

Devin Hunter is a modern Witch and Psychic Medium who has been working with the public for over thirteen years. He is the author of The Witch’s Book of Power and the host of the AV Club favorited podcast, The Modern Witch. As a professional, Devin has helped thousands of people connect to loved ones on the other side, find direction in life when needed, and develop their magical abilities. Holding initiations in multiple occult traditions... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southfield

2:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Join us for the last event of ConVocation 2017 as we release our circle and thank those who made this weekend happen.


Sunday February 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Michigan