Ann Arbor Pagan Pride Day 2019 Schedule

11 am:Opening Prayer
11 am - 12 noon: Workshops:

Find Your Animal Spirit Guide (Jim Two Snakes)
It's Over 9000! (Mother Multiverse)
Working With Loki (Solinox Silverstar)
12:30 - 1:30 pm: (shopping break)
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Workshops:

Elements of Invocation (Solinox Silverstar)
Keeping the Lights On: Ethics in Magic (Mother Multiverse)
Poison Ivy's Grimoire (Nicole)
1:30 - 2 pm: (lunch and shopping break)
2 - 3 pm: Main Ritual (Rev. Rob Henderson)
3 - 3:30 pm: (shopping break)
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Workshops:

So You Wanna Be A Spiritworker? (Nicole)
Why Cast a Circle? (Solinox Silverstar)
Wyldcrafting (Rocky Shadow Bear Rains)
4:30 - 5 pm: (shopping break)
5 - 6 pm: Workshops:

Life Skills for Empaths (Nicole)
Right Relationships in Polytheism (Sarenth Odinsson)
Superheroes: Modern Myth and Magic (Mother Multiverse)
6 pm: Closing Prayer

Class descriptions

Find Your Animal Spirit Guide (Jim Two Snakes)

11 am - 12 noon
Learn about the differences between the types of Guides, why for most of us it is never a Totem, and most importantly what they can help with. Because why know what they are if you don't know how they can interact with you. Then we will do a short journey guided by Jim's guides to help you explore and discover. This class will be someplace in between true shamanic practice and a guided meditation.

It's Over 9000! (Mother Multiverse)

11 am - 12 noon
Energy workshop. Starting with the basics of shielding, grounding, focusing energy, and a little bit of journey work, we'll begin combining these disciplines toward gathering more energy than you ever thought possible.

Working With Loki (Solinox Silverstar)

11 am - 12 noon
Trickster is more than just chaos and witty banter. Learn what it means for some to serve the Norse trickster Loki, how to find the laughter in any life, the responsibilities of illuminating boundaries and pointing out weaknesses in the world, and how to overcome pain and strife to find a life of meaning and joy...if you dare to walk the Path!

Elements of Invocation (Solinox Silverstar)

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Have you ever wondered what it's like to Draw Down the Moon, or to speak with the Voice of a Deity? Learn about the different levels and types of invocation and possession, how to invoke a Deity or elemental yourself, how to be sure you are contacting the spirit that you intend, and what safeguards are needed to ensure a good experience for all concerned.

Keeping the Lights On: Ethics in Magic (Mother Multiverse)

12:30 - 1:30 pm
In every magic path, we discover truths about the self and the world, and how these things connect. As we grow on our path, greater powers and responsibilities inevitably present themselves. A lecture on ethics, magic, finding our place in the universe, and being our best selves.

Poison Ivy's Grimoire (Nicole)

12:30 - 1:30 pm
We'll be talking both folklore and science of how to work with plant spirits effectively in medicine and magic. If you're wondering how to form alliances with plant and land spirits, which herbs really work best for shutting up your obnoxious co-worker, or why your basil keeps turning purple, this is a great class to bridge botany to gardening to folk magic.

Main Ritual (Rev. Rob Henderson)

2 - 3 pm
A Hellenic ritual to honor Zeus and Athena, celebrating our coming together today to form community, based on the ancient Athenian festival of the Demokratia.

So You Wanna Be A Spiritworker? (Nicole)

3:30 - 4:30 pm
In this class, we’ll talk about different spirit-initiated spiritual practice traditions that are akin to Shamanism in many cultures. We’ll be approaching this in particular from the angle of the Bean Feasa, or “fairy wise women”, that have gotten so much popularity in pop culture.

Why Cast a Circle? (Solinox Silverstar)

3:30 - 4:30 pm
There are many variations on how to cast a circle and call quarters. Learn what makes the Circle a 'tween space for men and Gods; how the Elements strengthen, balance, and protect the Circle; why different traditions use different elements and assign them to different directions; and the ceremonial and ritual history behind our modern casting practices.

Wyldcrafting (Rocky Shadow Bear Rains)

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Take a walk through the forest and learn how nature provides materials for our magick making.

Life Skills for Empaths (Nicole)

5 - 6 pm
Life with empathy right now is difficult. There is a lot of grief and violence in the world, and you have to be quick to adapt appropriately to your surroundings to stay safe and sane. In this class, Nicole will be teaching more intermediate grounding and shielding on the fly, what psychic attacks actually look like and effective means of psychic self-defense. We'll talk about some more advanced spiritwork aspects of managing empathy and psychic abilities if time permits.

Right Relationships in Polytheism (Sarenth Odinsson)

5 - 6 pm
In this workshop we are exploring the concept of right relationships with Gods, Ancestors, spirits, and within communities. What is right relationship? How do we engage in it well? Bring your ideas, comments, and questions!

Superheroes: Modern Myth and Magic (Mother Multiverse)

5 - 6 pm
When does an idea become a spirit, and when does a spirit become a god? From the modern blockbuster to the four color funny books of yore, superheroes have taken the place where previous stood gods, heroes, and monsters in our myths. We will explore the ways in which superheroes have changed our world, our selves, and forged secular American values into resonant living mythology.

Presenters

Jim Two Snakes

Pronouns: He/Him
Workshop: Find Your Animal Spirit Guide
Bio: Jim Two Snakes is a Shamanic Practitioner who has been trained in lineaged Peruvian shamanism, based in Jackson, Michigan. He has been serving his local community for 28 years. Along with his wife Angi Stovall, he facilitates a monthly metaphysics discussion night that is open to the public. He hosts the podcast Around Grandfather Fire, and holds Q’ero (Peruvian) Fire Ceremonies and teaches workshops and classes throughout the year. Find out more at www.anchorandfoxconsulting.com/jim-two-snakes/.
Website: http://anchorandfoxconsulting.com/jim-two-snakes/

Mother Multiverse

Pronouns: she/her
Workshops: It's Over 9000!, Keeping the Lights On: Ethics in Magic, Superheroes: Modern Myth and Magic
Bio: A biologist, film maker, and occultist, Mother Multiverse has been practicing magic for twenty years, focusing on chaos magick for the last fifteen. A natural scientist, her approach to the occult has been one of experimentation and innovation, learning and inventing new techniques to see what works, often synthesizing scientific knowledge and various artistic approaches into the art and science of magick, as well as vice versa. Believing strongly in empowering others, she has recently released a series of high impact training manuals for various magick skills under the psuedonym of Simple Psiman through Amazon and other e-publishers. She also continues to create films in the horror sphere with their production company Slashproof Productions.

Nicole

Pronouns: She / hers
Workshops: Life Skills for Empaths, Poison Ivy's Grimoire, So You Wanna Be A Spiritworker?
Bio: Nicole is a Northern Tradition spirit worker, who has been practicing in and out of various traditions for the better part of 20 years. She is the owner of Living Roots Creations and the botanist behind the Witchy Weed Project.
Website: patreon.com/witchyweeds

Rev. Rob Henderson

Pronouns: he/him
Main Ritual
Bio: Rob has been an Ordained Priest of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) since 2002, and has served as Senior Druid of Shining Lakes Grove for twenty years. A Hellenic practitioner within ADF (yes, there are several of us, we’re not all Celts), he has led workshops and rituals at ConVocation, Michigan Pagan Fest, Wellspring, and the Festival of the Midnight Flame, and is currently the Event Coordinator for Ann Arbor Pagan Pride.
Website:shininglakes.org

Rocky Shadow Bear Rains

Pronouns: Cunning Man ; American Shaman
Workshop: Wyldcrafting
Bio: Rocky Shadow Bear Rains has been a practitioner of the Traditional American Cunning Arts (Folk Magick) for over 40 years.

Sarenth Odinsson

Pronouns: Male/He/Him
Workshop: Right Relationships in Polytheism
Bio: Sarenth Odinsson is a Heathen, the goði of Mimirsbrunnr Kindred, a Northern Tradition shaman, and priest of Odin and of Anubis. He compiled and edited the devotional anthology Calling to Our Ancestors released by Asphodel Press, and has contributed to several devotional books by Sanngetall Press and Bibliotheca Alexandria. He has written for RendingtheVeil.com, and Witches & Pagans magazines. Sarenth holds a B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and his passions include writing, teaching, theology, religion, and sustainable living. Together with James Stovall he hosts the podcast Around the Grandfather Fire, covering topics from Animism to Polytheism, Shamanism to Psychology, and from Science to Pop Culture. He can be contacted at Sarenth@gmail.com or through his blog at Sarenth.wordpress.com.
Website: Sarenth.wordpress.com

Solinox Silverstar

Pronouns: she
Workshops: Elements of Invocation, Why Cast a Circle?, Working With Loki
Bio: Rev. Solinox Silverstar is a second degree priestess and student of Phoenix Silverstar in the WISE tradition, a senior student pursuing her Bachelor's in Wiccan Ministry at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, a 3-time Iron Ritualist, and the High Priestess of the Weavers of the Web. Solinox is also a libertarian homeschooling mother of six who loves knitting and crochet, science fiction and fantasy, and large quantities of coffee to fuel her continual pursuit of knowledge, self-improvement, and independence.
Website: www.patreon.com/Solinox