Workshops at this year’s Turning the Tide!

Turning the Tide 2017: Workshops!

We are so excited at the workshops being offered by EMLC members and our beloved friends at this year’s Turning the Tide celebration. Each workshop is included with registration to Turning the Tide. Please note that some workshops may run in parallel. You will receive a final workshop schedule at Tides.

Workshop List – Click to Jump to the Workshop’s Description

Entry to each of these workshops is INCLUDED with your registration to Turning the Tide 2017.


Yoga for YOU!~ Presented by Fig
Gentle raja yoga class for all levels. Bring a towel or mat, and an open heart. Namaste!.

About Fig: Bio coming soon!


Faery Seer Breath~ Presented by Florida Branch of House of Brigh
Join us at the bank of the Oleta River as we open the faery well, raise the green mist, and align the three flames of our soul! We will start by introducing the principles and language of Faery Seership, and soon you will feel the connection and magick of the Faery Seers.

About House of Brigh: The Florida Branch of the House of Brigh are practitioners of Faery Seership Teachings of Orion Foxwood, who utilizes traditional and contemporary faery lore to connect with the genus loci and our redeemed ancestors, among many other faery practices.


Saturn in your Astrology~ Presented by Aequitas
Learn and explore the astrological cycles of Saturn. I will be doing a brief lecture of how Saturn manifest in our lives, and will also provide take-home handouts. Volunteers who wish to have a live reading of their charts in regards to their Saturn cycles can do so by providing your birth time, birth date, and birth location at the workshop.

About Aequitas Aequitas is nationally certified Level 1 astrologer with NCGR, and has studied Western tropical astrology for over 10 years. He is a member of Beachfyre Coven and serves on the Board of EMLC. He is also working towards his first degree in the Georgian tradition.


Hekate Veneration
This is a communal offering to Hekate, the Goddess of the Crossroads. Greynolds Campgrounds sits at a crossroads and those crossroads have served our wonderful festival for the last 11 years. To honor Her, we will gather at the Great Hall Patio and process to the main gates of the park. Bring an eco-friendly and animal-safe offering for Her. As we leave offerings, we will sing a chant in Her honor

About Temple at the Crossroads Temple at the Crossroads is a devotional Circle of eclectic members dedicated to Hekate, who share their personal experiences, knowledge, and worship practices with one another.


Creation Magick
Creation: Manifestation of intention through will, energy and purpose. Giving the imagined corporeal form in the physical world. Explore the world of creation magic as an artform, through spiritual practice, visualization and conscious effort as we actively construct our magical intentions. Actualize your true potential and make it a reality IN reality. Take the first step in forging your new self as you cast off the mask of the past. Warning: This is NOT arts and crafts, and you WILL get messy, so bring a change of clothes.

About Alex Bio Forthcoming!


Intro to Orisha
This is a conversational workshop that explores Orisha – who they are, what they do, and where they are from. The workshop also introduces how Orisha fit into the African Traditional Religions under various traditions. We also discuss the role of Ashe, character and offerings in relations to Orisha.

About Qabal Qabal just is.


Beach Magick
Explore sand sigils, working with tidal forces, sea magic in your home, and other ways of working with the power of the Great Water.

About Coyote MorningStar Coyote Morningstar, a water warlock and sea witch of West Palm Beach, has been a proud member of Everglades Moon Local Council since its beginning, as well as a member of the Tides family for the past ten years. He is an initiate of the Morganic tradition of Wicca over twenty years and is a faery seer of the House of Brigh.


Make your own Roman Style Curse Tablet
All across the Roman Empire a common form of folk magick was the so-called ‘curse tablet,’ or a spell inscribed on a soft sheet of metal and then turned over to the gods. Often these spells were used to recover stolen goods, have success in court, or secure love. Formulaic incantations were scratched onto lead or tin by the petitioner and were part of asking local patron deities, especially liminal gods such as Hekate and Saturn, for assistance. In this workshop we will review some of the hundreds of actual tablets that have been found underground or in springs across Europe, and using their formulas for petitioning a deity, we will each make one of our own! Supplies provided, limited spots available.

About Rayna Templebee Rev. Rayna Templebee is a daughter of the Ocean Mother and High Priestess of Beachfyre Coven in Miami, Florida. She was raised in a family that spoke with plants and initiated as a Witch in 1983. She is a faery seer and one of the founders of Turning the Tide Festival.


The Gifts of Saturn – Help Craft Main Ritual!
We invite all of our Turning the Tide family to help us craft invocations to Saturn to be used during our main ritual. During this time, we will discuss and meditate on the Gifts of Saturn: the Secrets of Plants, Opening to Living in Wealth, New Beginnings, and Ending Negative Situations. You will be invited to break into groups based on the gift that calls to you most. Maybe it’s an area you wish to strengthen, or one you have always been drawn to. Each group will craft their own invocation to Saturn to petition His guidance in that area. One person from your group will read the invocation during Main Ritual.

About Alpandia Alpandia is a Seer and Strega living with her cats in South Florida. She is the “Hermione” of Casa Verde, the second Florida hosting of HoB. She volunteers as an officer of Everglades Moon Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess, handling its website and social media. She is also lead organizer of Turning the Tide!


Introduction to Medicine Style and Animal Oracle Cards!
This workshop focuses on animal oracles and teaches you how to use these cards and the different layouts used. This workshop will be taught primarily using either White Eagle or Medicine Hat Decks. Please bring your own White Eagle Medicine Cards, or other medicine card deck you have. I will use different decks in this category but focus primarily on the shapeshifter tarot, shaman tarot, and medicine hat medicine cards.

About WanderingFreeSpirit I walk a path that truly has no name. Some aspects of my path do resemble shamanism, animism, and even some old folk magic paths. But in truth I don’t fit into any of these paths completely. Learn more about me at my website.


Plant and Seed Share~ Presented by Steve
If you have plants, seeds, or cuttings you would like to gift, please bring them to the Plant and Seed Share! Stop by to make new green friends. Learn what Florida-friendly plants your Tides family is growing. Please bring plants, seeds, cuttings, gardening tools or books to pass along. If you are interested in gardening come on by, you dont need to bring anything to go home with something.

About Steve Steve grows edible perennials and wants to inspire others to do the same.


Nature Walk~ Led by Aequitas
Come explore the beauty that is Greynolds park! Venture beyond our small encampment and enjoy the sloping hills and wonderful energy that is Greynolds Park.

About Aequitas Aequitas not only loves astrolgy, but is a nature buff, too!


Get to know EMLC~ Presented by the EMLC Board
What is Everglades Moon Local Council, apart from the group that puts on Turning the Tide each year? Sit down with our board and members and learn about EMLC. We’ll discuss the work we do in Florida, our philthropic efforts, and describe why YOU would make a wonderful EMLC member! Applications to start the registration process will be available if you would like to start one.

About EMLC Come sit down with us to find out more about EMLC!


Reaching for the Moon Episode 36: Samhain 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 36th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Samhain! We’re setting an extra place at our table for the ancestors. And we’ve set one for you, as well.

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Within our Samhain, 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Making Travel Altars: Pentagrams with Alpandia
  • Foodoo: Gnocci a la Romano with Qabal
  • Music“Breaths” by Crow Women, from their album “New Age
  • Beloved Dead: Making an Ancestor Altar with Rayna
  • Sea Spells by the Seashore: Sacred Beachcombing with Coyote Morningstar
  • Music: “Thankful” by Ginger Doss, from her album “From Love to Love

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Reaching for the Moon Episode 35: Mabon 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 35th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Mabon! How goes your harvest, witches?

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Within our Mabon, 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Weather Working: Lady Bridget discusses Weather Working, especially important in light of recent Hurricanes
  • Music: “Eagle and the Owl” by Mama Gina, from her CD “I Remember Love
  • Workshop: “Eye of the Hurricane: Staying Grounded and Centered in a Chaotic World” presented by Jette at Equinox in the Oaks 2017
  • Music: “Wild Mountain Thyme” by Emerald Rose, from their CD “Celtic Crescent

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Turning the Tide 2017 – Registration is Now Open!

TURNING THE TIDE 2017
IO SATVRNALIA!

Everglades Moon is excited to be holding our 11th annual Yuletide Celebration – Turning the Tide! This year we will be celebrating Satvrnalia during our Florida winter. Join us for a celebration of the turning of the wheel.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Friday, December 8th – Sunday, December 10th, 2017

This three-day celebration will feature an array of workshops as well as rituals by members of EMLC. We’re bringing the Italian celebration of Satvrnalia to South Florida! There will be more rituals, drumming, workshops, fun, and so much more. We will have our annual drawing for witchie goodies… and more surprises to be announced! Remember to plan your donation of an unwrapped toy.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

Use the registration form below to reserve your spot. We look forward to sharing sacred space with you in the woods of South Miami! Your registration fees include:

  • Cabin or Tent Space
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Opening, Closing, and Main Ritual
  • Pot-Luck dinner Saturday
  • Drumming

REGISTER BY CHECK OR ONLINE BELOW!

Click here to download this year’s registration form and send in your registration payment via check. Registrations must be postmarked by December 1st! You can also register below using our online form and pay with your aypal account. Register yourself, your friends, your kids, your coven – all on one form.

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING A WORKSHOP?

Turning the Tide is always looking for new workshop presenters. Your presentation does not have to be a “workshop” – it can be a hands-on activity, a group discussion, a devotional rite for a particular deity(ies), something involving music, food, chanting or dance, or some other type of working of interest to Paganfolk and Witchkin. Head over to our Workshop Application form and submit your proposal!

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

November 25th: Last day of Early Bird pricing. Be sure to register before Thanksgiving to save $25 per registration!
December 2nd: All mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than December 2nd to be accepted
December 6th: Registration closes


Florida Pagan Pride Day Events 2017

Pagan Pride DayIt may only be the middle of Summer, but we’re updating the information for Pagan Pride Day (PPD) events around Florida. Are you looking to participate in Pagan Pride Day events in your area, but aren’t sure when or where they might be? Or are you planning to attend a PPD event and want to know if members of EMLC will be there so that you can meet us and see if you want to join our Local Council (here’s a hint – you absolutely do!) We will be keeping this page up to date with PPD events around Florida, and noting which ones will have EMLC’ers attending. Keep checking back as we will add more events as we hear about them! Find local events in your area at the PPD site.

Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day

September 17, 2017
Free, though donations are accepted to help keep the event going as well as items for their charity drives
Garden Club of Jacksonville
Website: Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance
Jax Pagan Pride Alliance
RSVP for the Jacksonville PPD Event!
EMLC Point Person: Kasha

Festivities include educational workshops and demonstrations, local vendors, music, Pagan covens and groups, local nonprofit organizations, charity drives, rituals, and more! Event is both indoors and outdoors, flowing from the ballroom to the beautiful fountain courtyard. Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day is aimed to provide a safe and fun environment to help spread accurate information about earth-based religions, build community, support local charities, and aid in activism of Paganism and religious tolerance. For those that are of a Pagan religion, it helps to foster your identity and provide educational and community sources of support and guidance. For others, this event helps you to better understand your Pagan family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. It is locally coordinated by Sanctuary: Realms of Spiritual Growth, an open Pagan group.

Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day

September 23, 2017
12p-7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Free with non-perishable food or clothing donation
MoonPathCUUPS PPD
EMLC Point Person: Lady Bridget

The MoonPath Chapter of CUUPS is hosting the 19th annual Pagan Pride Day. It’s a celebration of Mabon plus Family Picnic. Bring your non-perishable food items and clothing to be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County.

Bring your own picnic food and drink, or purchase from the delicious King of CUUPS Catering. There will be fun for all ages including drumming, vending, crafts, tarot readings and so much more. Doors open at noon and the event culminates with the Autumn Equinox Ritual in Scottish Tradition at 5:30pm.

Orlando Pagan Pride Day

Saturday, September 30, 2017
11am-5pm
Westmonte Recreation & Civic Center, 624 Bills Ln in Altamonte Springs
Free with a food donation or donation of pet food/items.
Wiccan Religious Cooperative of FL
RSVP for the Jacksonville PPD Event!
EMLC Point Person: Kasha

In conjuration with the West Central Florida Pagan Alliance, Inc’s Community not Competition initiative (more info to come) this years Pagan Pride Day will focus on the community coming together to support the Greater Orlando Pagan Community as a whole and beyond rather than focus on just one group in our local pagan community. Find out more details on their WitchVox Event Page.

Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

October 14, 2017
10a-6p
Savannas Recreation Area, Ft. Pierce
Free, with non-perishable food donation
http://www.tcppd.org
Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Days
RSVP for Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day
EMLC Point Person: Lady Bridget

In it’s fourth year at the beautiful Savannas Recreation Area in Ft. Pierce, Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Project is devoted to raising awareness and promoting dialogue about Paganism. Join them for a fun and educational day, with vendors, workshops, kid zone, music and more!

Admission to this all-day family-friendly event is free. You are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food. These donations will go directly to the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Interested in vending? Head to their Facebook for the vendor application!


Do you know of a PPD event in FL that’s not on our list? Please let us know in the comments so we can add it asap!

Reaching for the Moon Episode 34: Lughnassadh 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 34th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Lammas! It’s pretty hot here in FL, but our farmers are preparing the fields for the start of this autumn’s planting.

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Within our Lammas, 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Music: “Llew” by SilverBranch, from their album “Hand to Hand”
  • Panel Discussion: of the movie, The Wicker Man, from a recent showing hosted by EMLC. Our panel consisted of Qabal, Canu, and Heather Greene (editor of The Wild Hunt)
  • Walk the Talk: where Lady Bridget discusses how to tread gently on Mother Earth when it comes to our Feastware!
  • Music: “Summer of the Fae” by Mama Gina, from her album “Goddess Kiss’d

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Reaching for the Moon Episode 32: Beltane 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 32st episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Beltane! Take some time from your maypole dancing preparations to curl up with this month’s podcast.

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Within our Beltane 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • It’ll Grow on You: Burn, baby, Burn! Lord Riekin gives tips for Making Fire for Beltane
  • Music: “Meet me at Beltane” by Lady Bridget & the Belladonnas from the album “Voices of the Goddess“.
  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: where Alpandia teaches us how to make Shower Melts
  • Foodoo with Qabal: all about Artisanal Waters and How to Make Them
  • Music: “Song of Beltane” by Crow Women, from their album “Crow Goddess
  • The Interview: Lady Bridget interviews Canu, who is a Newbee Beekeeper!

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Everglades Moon Presents: The Wicker Man!

Join the Witches of Everglades Moon as we present, “The Wicker Man” starring Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle. This is the original 1973 movie written by Anthony Shaffer.

Where: O Cinema, Wynwood
When: May 6, 2017
Time: Panel discussion starts at 11:00am, movie to follow at 12:00pm
Price: $10 (cash, paid at the door)
Directions: Click here for directions

Let us know you’re coming! Click here to RSVP through our Facebook event!

Our movie night is over, but you can still donate to EMLC!

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Reaching for the Moon Episode 31: Ostara 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 31st episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Ostara! Spring is starting to, well, spring, and we’re all enjoying a time of growing light.

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Within our Ostara 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Music: “Queen of Spring” song by Lady Bridget from her album “In Her Sacred Space“.
  • The Interview: Lady Bridget interviews SpelCastor! They discuss How to Incorporate your Coven. SpelCastor is a national member of CoG and quite active in Ft. Laudercale CUUPS
  • Music: “PSG Song” by Mama Gina from her album, “Goddess Kiss’d
  • Myths with Lady B Join in our our Ostara Myth Musings by Lady Bridget
  • It’ll Grow on You: with Lord Riekin who is duscussing Spring Cuttings
  • Foodoo: where Qabal teaches us how to use poppyseeds for Imbolc recipes
  • Music: “Call Me Home” by Emerald Rose, from their album “Fire in the Head

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Interested in more resources from our conversation with SpelCastor on How to Incorporate your Coven? We’ve got you covered!

  • SunBiz.org – Information on how to file for 501c3 status in the state of Florida
  • MyFlorida.com – Setting up your corporation and other useful business-related tasks in Florida
  • IRS Publications – Make sure you have the most up-to-date paperwork and information for tax time!
  • Spelcastor’s Site – If you need more information, or want to reach out with questions, head to SpelCastor’s site!

 


If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Reaching for the Moon Episode 29: Imbolc 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 29th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Imbolc! The days are starting to grow longer as the Sun Child born at Yule grows in strength. Happy New Year everyone!

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Within our Imbolc 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Music: “Calling the Elements” song by Crow Women who are members of CoG, from their album “Crow Goddess“.
  • The Interview: Lady Bridget sits down with Lord Gwydion about taking part in the show Peter and the Starcatcher (Buy your tickets herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1818982735042383/)
  • Pandie’s Pagan Project: where we learn how to make candleholders using Alum Powder and Mason Jar lids
  • Music: “Between” by Mama Gina from her album, “I Remember Love
  • BRAND NEW!: the latest edition to our podcast by Lady Bridget, where she will discuss the different myths of the year. Leave a comment to help us pick a name for this segment!
  • It’ll Grow on You: with Lord Riekin where we learn about effective bug control
  • Foodoo: where Qabal teaches us how to use poppyseeds for Imbolc recipes
  • Music: “Ganesh is Fresh” by Ginger Doss, from her album “From Love to Love

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As promised, here is a video tutorial for our Pandie’s Pagan Project!


If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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