Schedule of Events

Our 2013 event is over. We will update this page as soon as possible for the 2014 event.
 

10:00 am – Welcome and Announcements.

Welcome to the Annual Antelope Valley Pagan Pride Day. Announcements about the day. Please check in at the Information Booth. You can also buy tickets for our raffle or divination readings. All proceeds go towards next year’s event. Pagan Pride is a non-profit outreach event.

Parents, please watch your children. We do not have day care on site.

10:30 am – Opening Ritual

Ritual Area – Join us for the opening ritual for the day. This ritual is led by Coven Tir Nathrach. Coven Tir Nathrach is a traditional Wiccan Tradition. They have been practicing in the Antelope Valley for almost a decade now.

11:00 am – Workshops

Kids Area

Kid’s Craft. Participants will be able to choose from several crafts.

In the Classroom:

The Wyrd Karma of Pagan Dharma - This will be an exploration of how the teachings,
philosophy, and practices of Eastern traditions can enrich one’s pagan path and personal
spirituality. Focus will be placed upon the core teachings of Buddhism and Vedanta with a
discussion of possible parallels within paganism and Heathenry and how they can be applied
in a culturally sensitive way.

Dave is a Zen Buddhist within the Soto tradition who is also a member of ADF and the Troth. He has a background in cultural anthropology and has been a student of a wide variety of spiritual traditions including Wicca and Vedanta with an eye for commonalities and parallels in insights.

Outdoor Workshop

Search for Awen – Druids believe that Awen is the source of all inspiration. Learn about the importance of using song, poem and chant in modern ritual. Learn how to look to the world around us for inspiration.

Wayne is a Traditional Wiccan who has been studying for over ten years. Currently he is studying the Bardic grade course of Druidry with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

12:00 pm – Raffle

Our first Raffle of the Day.

1:00 Djinn Swizzle

Professional Tribal Style Belly Dance Troupe, based in the Antelope Valley and directed by Faizah. Located in the main building.

1:30 pm - Heathen Blot hosted by Hrafn Skjoldr Kindred

Heritage is important to Heathens and honoring their blood ancestors along with other Heroes and inspiring leaders is a part of their ceremonies. Join Hrafn Skjoldr Kindred, a Troth KAP member and help us honor our ancestors along with yours, or those who inspire you. This will be located in the Ritual Area.

2:00 Djinn Swizzle

Professional Tribal Style Belly Dance Troupe, based in the Antelope Valley and directed by Faizah. Located in the main classroom.

Kids Area

Kid’s Craft. Participants will be able to choose from several crafts.

2:30 pm – Workshops

Outdoor Workshop
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 – What to Look for in a Wiccan Coven

Many people see a coven without really knowing what they need or what a coven expects of you, and what you can expect from them. I will discuss what training in a coven means and how to find the right group.

Lisa is the High Priestess of Dragon’s Weyr Circle, a British Traditional Coven since 1995, and has been practicing her tradition of Wicca for over 20 years. She is a Wicci Queen in her Tradition. Lisa has been a Pagan since 1986.

3:45 pm – Autumn and Samhain Druid Ritual

Samhain is the festival of the dead, a festival of remembrance and honoring of our dear departed friends and relations. It is said that at Samhain the veil that separates the worlds is at its thinnest. Therefore, our world, the world of Faerie, and that of the dead, blend as one. It is no wonder then that this night has become wrapped in superstition. It is a night of wonder and magic. On this night, the Cailleach (the Crone) comes to strip the leaves from the trees, to quicken the decay of the flesh of the year, so that it may feed the new life to come.

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.

 

  •   There may be small variations of the schedule on the day of the event.