Turning the Tide 2015: Workshops!
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Entry to each of these workshops is INCLUDED with your registration to Turning the Tide 2015. Make sure you are registered today!
- Touching the Past: Ancestor Altars and Workings
- Connecting with the Ancestors through the Dark Goddess
- Faery Seer Breath with the FL Branch of HoB
- Fixed Stars: Magick in the Astrological Sky
- Eating the Dead: How Plants can Teach Us about our Ancestors
- Midnight Devotional
- Sunrise Salutations
- Mulligan Stew
Touching the Past: Ancestor Altars and Workings~ Presented by Lady Bridget
This discussion will focus on creating and maintaining an Altar to your Ancestors, and sharing our experience of what works for each of us. What makes your altar special? What’s a good (or bad) place to put one? How often should you work with your altar? What are ideal projects to ask your Ancestors for help with?
About Lady Bridget: Lady Bridget has been HPS of the Witch & Famous coven for over 20 years, and practices Welsh-Celtic Witchcraft, as well as incorporating hoodoo conjure styles and Faery Seership practices into her own lifestyle. She also currently produces our Reaching for the Moon podcast as well!
Connecting with the Ancestors through the Dark Goddess~ Presented by Daughters of the Goddess
This workshop involves discussion and ritual to help us connect with the Ancestors though a journey to the Dark Goddess. Through a guided descent into the Underworld, the realm of the Ancestors, where the Dark Goddess reigns, participants can develop and nurture personal ancestral bonds. This session is two-fold: first a discussion on how we can work with the Dark Goddess to connect with the Ancestors, and preparation for ritual. The second is the Ritual Journey itself. Inspired by the Descent of Inanna, participants will descend into the Underworld, passing through 3 gates as they descend, and three gates during the ascent. This is a ritual of transformation. During the descent, we are challenged at each of the three gates, and meet the Dark Mother. During the Ascent, participants will reflect the messages received and the gifts of the Ancestors.
About Daughters of the Goddess: This workshop is hosted by members and friends of Daughters of the Goddess. We are a private group of women who share circle to learn, support each other, develop our craft, and to create sacred space. It is facilitated by Rhiannon Morribrid, Strix, and Jette.
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.
Eating the Dead: How Plants can Teach Us about our Ancestors~ Presented by Rayna Templebee
Ancestral energy runs through our genealogy, our bodies, and blood. Ancestral agreements between green bloods (the plant world) and red bloods (humans) form who we are today and by exploring ancestral foods we can learn more about those ancient agreements. This workshop will introduce basic and helpful information about working with ancestral energy in a variety of forms but especially through working with plants that have strong ties to our ancestry. By reviewing the long and magickal process of plant domestication, a complicated contract between humans and plants, we will learn tools for coming into alignment and agreement with the plants that fed the bodies of our ancestors. Those same bodies (and plants) in turn fed the earth where our ancestors lived and worked alongside plant devas. We will conclude with discussion (and feast!) of three plants that are key to common ancestral groups such as the Celtic, Native American, and West African peoples. We will contact the overarching devas of these three plants who knew and cared for our ancestors. Please bring your own bowl and utensil for the feast.
About Rayna Templebee: Rayna Templebee is a daughter of the Ocean Mother and a bee priestess. She is a student of faery seership as taught by Orion Foxwood and has been an initiated Witch since 1983. The Mighty Dead keep her very busy.
Midnight Devotional to Hekate~ Presented by Temple of the Crossroads
Please join us as we honor the Keeper of the Crossroads, Hekate. Our festival campground sits at a crossroads and those crossroads have served as gateway to our wonderful festival for the last 9 years. We will gather at 11:45pm in front of the Great Hall and will begin the processional at midnight to the gates of the park. Please bring with you an offering to the Lovely Goddess where three roads meet. It can be flowers, food, drink, or even a poem or a song. Please be mindful of food offerings as well since some forest creatures love to partake with Her in these offerings.
About Temple of the Crossroads: Temple at the Crossroads is a group of that is devoted to the Goddess, Hekate. They share their personal experiences, knowledge, and worship practices with one another.
Fixed Stars: Magick in the Astrological Sky~ Presented by Aequitas
Workshop description is coming soon!
Sunrise Salutations~ Presented by Coyote MorningStar
Contrary to the title of this workshop, the yoga will begin a couple of hours AFTER sunrise, to accommodate the camping witch. We will be honoring our bodies, our minds, and our souls, unifying our breath with our actions to bring about a deep sense of alignment and balance.
About Coyote Morningstar: Coyote Morningstar has bee on the Yoga path since the early 1990’s and has led classes in a yoga studio and various gyms in West Palm Beach. Coyote is a solitary sea witch and has been a member of Everglades Moon Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess since 2002.
Mulligan Stew~ Presented by Raven
Mulligan Stew is an old tradition that calls for a community to come together and contribute whatever they have to benefit the whole. Come join us in the Kitchen with an offering that represents what you want to share with your fellow revelers at the Saturday night Feast. Herbs and vegetables (especially roots) are always a good choice, as there will be stew with turkey and a vegan version as well. What a great way to build our community for the weekend together!