10:00 am – Welcome and Announcements.
Welcome to the Annual Antelope Valley Pagan Pride Day. Announcements about the day.
10:30 am – Opening Ritual led by Amy Watson
Ritual Area – Join us for the opening ritual for the day. This ritual is led by Amy Watson and the Earth Services group from Edwards AFB
11:30 am – Workshops
Kids Area – Kid’s Craft: Participants will be able to make a spiral Samhain/Halloween decoration with spiders.
Classroom – The History and Practical Uses of Magic Squares - What are Magic Squares? Where do they originate from, and how can they be incorporated into ritual workings? Nate Stimmel will be presenting a lecture covering the history of magic squares, the various esoteric traditions they have influenced through the ages, and give practical examples of their usage. The lecture will be followed by a hands on workshop in which participants will learn how to construct their own sigils.
12:30 pm – Workshops
Kids Area – A Bards Journey: Faery Tales for the Young At Heart. Join Wayne Luke in the Kids Zone for a series of faery tales and legends from Celtic Lore. Learn about the birth of Taliesin, Aengus and the Swan, and more.
Classroom – Putting the Craft into Witchcraft: A Spell for Every Season. Come learn easy & powerful spellcrafting for every Esbat & Sabbat. We will be creating a spell during the workshop.
Outdoor Workshop – Divination Workshop: Exploring different forms of Divination, a hands on Workshop. Presented by Cyndia Riker. Cyndia is an Elder High Priestess of Clan of the Desert Oak. She has been practicing different forms of Divination for over 20 years now.
1:00 pm – Raffle
Our first raffle giveaway of the day.
1:30 pm - Heathen Blot hosted by Hrafnskjold Kindred
Come join Hrafnskjold Kindred as we celebrate a blot to sea gods Ran and Aegir, parents of the nine waves, collector of sailors who die at sea, and brewer to the Gods. Please feel free to approach us after the Blot with any questions you have about Asatru, as a religion, or the Gods and Goddesses we worship (and, of course, Einar’s fascination with this particular pair).
1:30 p.m. – Workshops
Kid’s Area – Kid’s Craft: Participants will create an individual wall hanging with bat wing decorations.
2:30 pm – Workshops
Kid’s Area – Kids Craft: Participants get to choose between making a Bat Moon and a Cat Mobile.
Classroom – Guided Meditation: Your Inner Warrior. A Guided Meditation to acquaint you with, help you connect with and relate to your Inner Warrior. Presented by Kelly Kirkman, a solitary witch of some 15 years and a practicing pagan for twice that. A full time wife of 27 years and a mother of 2.
Workshop Area – Introduction to Druidry. There was a time where the Druid was a teacher, priest, advisor and scholar. They were considered an elite and educated group. Today, Druidry is a Spiritual Path. A religion to some and a lifestyle to others. But what is it really? Come join Wayne Luke as he explains Druidry today. Wayne Luke is a member of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He has been practicing magical paths and belief systems for over 10 years.
3:00 pm – Raffle
Our second raffle and giveaway of the day.
3:30 pm - Journey to the Underworld with Persephone and Hades
Relive the abduction and eventual marriage of Persephone with Coven Tir Nathrach as they lead you on this classic story. Coven Tir Nathrach is a Traditional Wicca Coven in Lancaster. After the ritual we will be happy to answer questions about Wiccan Spirituality and our Coven.
4:30 pm – Final Raffle
Our final raffle of the day and last minute shopping. Catch the vendors before they close up for the day.