Friday, October 18
5:00 PM // Welcome w/ Ritual - Sarah McDavid, JD Walker
5:15 PM // Presentation 1 - Sarah McDavid
Working with the Morrigan
Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of war, death, prophecy and passionate love is a challenging, but powerful deity to have on your side.
6:15 PM // Presentation 2 - Raven Harte
Samhain: Its History and Practices
Harvest season, ancestors, and the “dark half of the year”; what are the origins of Samhain and how do we celebrate it today?
7:15 PM // Samhain Ritual - Raven Harte, Sarah McDavid, JD Walker
8:00 PM - Until // Social
Saturday, October 19
8:00 AM // Coffee & Pastries
9:15 AM // Presentation 1 - Viviana Bostwick
The Journey of the Twin Flames
A twin flame is the other half of your soul, so there is only one. Learn more
about the journey to find yours.
10:15 AM // Presentation 2 - Jennifer Watson
Setting up your ancestor altar
Ancestor veneration is the celebration of those family members that have paved the way for us to be where we are today. It's a time to uplift, leave offerings and ask for assistance in our current life. This presentation will look at how this practice is celebrated around the world and why this practice is highly important. Lastly, you will get first hand knowledge on how to set up your ancestor altar without breaking the bank so that you can begin to get spiritual assistance today.
11:15 AM // Presentation 3 - Rey Perez
Santeria, the truth vs. myth
Regla de Ocha (Santeria), an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Yoruba beliefs and traditions, is a syncretic religion that grew out of the slave trade in Cuba.
12:00 PM // Lunch Break
2:15 PM // Presentation 4 - Michael Newton
Magic among the Highlanders
What were the indigenous cosmological worldviews and magical practices of Scottish Highlanders at the time that they immigrated to North America (1730s – c.1800).
3:15 PM // Presentation 5 - H. Alejaibra Badu (Baba Badu)
The Mystic Arts & The Shadow Side of Spirituality
4:00 PM // Break
4:30 PM // Presentation 6 - JD Walker
Oh, You Naughty Witch
The use of baneful herbs in Magick
5:30 PM // Presentation 7 - Casey Giovinco
Gala Candle Light Service
Join the Gala witches as we cast a spell to bless the Greensboro Pagan Community. In Gala Witchcraft, we will periodically host a public Candle Light Service to bring the gifts of prosperity, healing, and love to all who attend. If you would like to bring these blessings into your own life, candles in various colors will be available for a small donation of your choice. (Nobody will be denied a candle because of money.) All money raised from the sale of candles will be donated to The Gathering Event to help Terra Blue and House of Akasha put on this event.
6:30 PM // Dinner Break
8:00 PM // Samhain Soiree Begins
9:00 PM // Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
Sunday, October 20
9:00 AM // Coffee & Pastries
10:15 AM // Presentation 1 - Roger Watson
A journey into Hoodoo: having faith and believing in magick
11:15 AM // Presentation 2 - Luke Baker
Astrology shows us the cycles and patterns that govern time and thus, fate. Believe it or not, you chose to be here at this time and, with Astrology, you can unlock your personal promise of contribution to this time.
12:00 PM // Lunch Break
2:15 PM // Presentation 3 - Casey Giovinco
Polarity. It's a contentious topic in our magical community. Some people want to abandon it as a holdover from the past that is both Queer and Transphobic. Others staunchly hold onto it as the last bastion of “authentic” magic. How do we navigate this “push button” issue without losing the benefits traditionally ascribed to its usage in Occult Western Mystery Traditions.
3:15 PM // Panel Discussion
4:30 PM // Closing Ritual, Goodbye, Hang Around