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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!
AF

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... Read More →


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

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
avatar for Kenya Coviak aka M. Belladonna

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... Read More →
RV

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... Read More →
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... 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... 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
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... 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... 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 Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be 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.  Jason is the author... 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... 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... Read More →


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
avatar for Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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
avatar for Bona Dea

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... 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
avatar for Beth Zimmerman

Beth Zimmerman

High Priestess, The Guild of the Gods
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, the Guild... Read More →


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... Read More →
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

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... Read More →
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... 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.

Speakers
FW

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
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be 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.  Jason is the author... 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.

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... 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
avatar for Jacki Smith

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... 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.

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... Read More →


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.

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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Marie Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation and a member of the Native American Church. For over 40 years she has presented workshops... 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.

Speakers
S

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... Read More →


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

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.

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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
SM

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.

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... 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.

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... Read More →
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... 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
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... 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.

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Melissa Hill

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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
avatar for Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

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... Read More →


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

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... 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
avatar for Sapphire

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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.

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... 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... 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
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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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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
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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... Read More →


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

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... 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.

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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... Read More →
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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... 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!

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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
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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... Read More →


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... 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!

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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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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

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... 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
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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... Read More →
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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... 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.

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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... 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... 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.

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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... 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... 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
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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... Read More →


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

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... 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
avatar for Jacki Smith

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... 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.

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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... 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... Read More →


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
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... 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... 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... 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
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

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... 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.

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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... Read More →


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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →
avatar for Mardoll Harte

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
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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
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... 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... Read More →


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.

Speakers
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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... Read More →


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
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Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Marie Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation and a member of the Native American Church. For over 40 years she has presented workshops... 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

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

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

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... Read More →


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

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... 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... Read More →


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

Speakers

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

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
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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... 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
avatar for Hwa Son Josh Plucinski

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... Read More →


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
avatar for Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Wedmedyk

Joy Marie Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) is an initiated Yemaya priestess in Lucumi Orisha worship, a Kontoumble shaman (Burkina Faso, Africa), a Ganji initiate of the Wolf Clan of the Seneca Nation and a member of the Native American Church. For over 40 years she has presented workshops... 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
HK

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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... 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.

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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
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... Read More →


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
RF

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... Read More →
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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... 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
MH

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... 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
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Tonya Greene

I have been practicing Wicca for about 6 years now. I was active in the West Michigan Pagan community for about 3 years, until I moved to Detroit. I've been involved with Pagan Pathways Temple since there was a building to call home. In the past 2 years, I've gotten more involved... Read More →


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
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... 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... Read More →


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