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Please join us on SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
11am-5pm
at the Florence Civic Center,
Northampton MA

NOTE THAT WE ARE GATHERING ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF OUR PREVIOUS LAST SATURDAY.

Join us to show your pride or to just find out about who we are!

Free admission!
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our Harvest Food Drive.


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WORKSHOPS 2017

Herbs to contact Fairies and Spirits of the Dead — Ellen Evert Hopman

An overview of traditional herbs used to contact Fairies, protect yourself from evil Spirits, communicate with and release the dead, and make offerings on graves.

Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the author of a number of herbals including "Secret Medicines from Your Garden - plants for healing, spirituality and magic", "A Druid's Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine", "Tree Medicine Tree Magic" and "A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year" and other volumes. She teaches Druidism and Herbal studies in the Valley and elsewhere. She is Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com an international Druid teaching Grove. www.elleneverthopman.com


The "Indians" of Old Europe — Andras Corban-Arthen

European paganism never died out completely – to this day, ethnic survivals of traditional pagan practices can still be found in remote areas of Eastern and Western Europe. Andras has spent over 40 years seeking out such surviving traditions, and in this workshop he will discuss the nature and scope of some of these practices, how they managed to survive, and the striking similarities they share with indigenous spiritualities from other parts of the world.

Andras Corban-Arthen is spiritual director of the EarthSpirit Community, Vice-Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and president of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. He also serves on the advisory board of the Ecospirituality Foundation based in Torino, Italy. Andras has taught about the indigenous European traditions for more than forty years, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He lives at Glenwood, a 135-acre pagan spiritual center in Western Mass. www.earthspirit.com


Introduction to Wiccan Beliefs & Practices — Laura Wildman-Hanlon

This is an introduction to Wicca, the largest group of Witches within modern Witchcraft, its beliefs and practices. Where did it come from? How is Wicca different from other forms of Paganism? 

Laura Wildman-Hanlon is a Wiccan Priestess and teacher. She is the author of three books: What’s Your Wicca I.Q? (Citadel Press 2002), Wiccan Meditations (Citadel Press 2003), and editor of Celebrating the Pagan Soul (Citadel Press 2005).


Sacred Circle Dance — Juniper Talbot

Join us in dancing the simple, joyful dances of the Sacred Circle, which draw on the spiritual and community-building traditional dances of many cultures. Dances range from slow and meditative to playful and lively. Sacred Circle Dance is a means for joy, relaxation, grounding, opening and healing. No partners needed. Beginners are very welcome!

Juniper 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. www.juniper-tree.net


What is Heathenry? — Trevor Wentworth

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.

Trevor is the gođi (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