Please join us on SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
at the Florence Civic Center,
Join us to show your pride or to just find out about who we are!
Please bring a cash donation for the Northampton Survival Center for our Harvest Food Drive (or a non-perishable, not-yet-expired food item).
Directions to the Event
A Timeline of the Witch Persecutions in Europe and
the New World
Based on the new book The Real Witches of New England - follow the history of the Witch persecutions from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages to the American colonies.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a local Herbalist,
author and Druid. She has been writing about Pagan and
Druid history and lore for thirty years. The Real
Witches of New England is her latest offering,
featuring the history and interviews with modern
Witches. See all her books and her yearly six month
herbal intensive at www.elleneverthopman.com
Visioning the Celtic Otherworld
Join us as we learn about the sacred cosmology of the ancient Celts and the numinous realms of the gods and goddesses, who were known as the Túatha Dé Danann in Ireland and Plant Annwn in Wales. Explore the theme of reciprocity between the worlds and the gifts of the Otherworld, which was called by many names: Tír na nÓg, Mag Mell, Annwfn and Avalon. We will open ourselves to experience vision-poems in Old Irish and Middle Welsh - some of which are over a thousand years old - to help us see beyond the veil into the timeless realms of the Celtic Otherworld.
NicLeòid is a Gaelic singer and Celtic musician, a
Harvard trained Celticist, and published author (‘Celtic
Myth and Religion,’ ‘The Divine Feminine in Ancient
Europe,’ ‘Celtic Cosmology and the Otherworld,’ and
‘Queen of the Night’). She has studied many of the
Celtic languages and presented academic research in
Celtic religion and mythology in Scotland and Ireland.
She is a Ban-Druí and Ban-Fili, and a grant researcher
working to restore ancient Celtic music and historically
attested Celtic ritual from the pagan era.
What is Heathenry?
Heathenry, also called Asatru, Forn Sed and other
names, is the modern revival of the indigenous Germanic
traditions of pre-Christian Northern Europe. From gods
like Thor, Odin and Freyja to the elves, dwarves and
spirits of the land, we will be discussing sacred
stories, rituals and folk practices of the early
Scandinavians, Germans, and Anglo-Saxons and the ways
these ancient traditions are being reborn today.
is the goði (priest) of Chase Hill Folk, a Heathen
community in Southern Vermont, which he has led for
seven years. Together with other members of that
community, he has helped publish two songbooks of music
for Heathen and pagan ritual. He is a practicing witch
and spaeman (seer) in the Heathen tradition and has
followed a pagan path for much of his life. http://heathenhearth.blogspot.com
What's in your Witch's Toolbox?
Witches should be well versed in how to meditate, ground, charge, give offerings, protect ourselves and our spaces, make intentional objects, create spells, and know when to do these things for maximum effectiveness. We'll talk a little about these skills and I'll provide some resources for learning more.
LaFond follows an Earth-based spirituality. A fiber
artist, “garbologist,” homesteader, orchestral flutist,
and perpetual student of astrology, Katie is passionate
about local food and making most things from scratch.
Katie has led a variety of clans at EarthSpirit’s
Twilight Covening, taught workshops in a variety of
pagan disciplines across the U.S., and led ritual both
public and private. A music teacher and member of
MotherTongue, she lives in the hilltowns of Western MA
with her family, bees, pets, chickens, books, turkeys,
gardens, hobbies, & way too much yarn.
Sacred Circle Dance
Talbot has over 35 years of experience with ritual and
magic. She was initiated into Lenai Aine, a Celtic-based
witchcraft coven in 1982, and is currently an Elder in
this coven. As a professional dancer, Juniper has
traveled often to the sacred sites of the British Isles
to teach and perform and to learn from the land itself.
She has been facilitating Sacred Dance workshops,
classes and events for many years.