Workshops

Soooo, we all know the questions you are asking..... What classes/workshops are there going to be at this amazing event??? Welllllllll... I'd like to officially announce our workshop names and time schedule for our amazing activities this year!!!!!

10:30 am - 11:45 am: First Set of Workshops -

  •     Workshop Tent A- Critical Thinking & Religious Plurality With Snooze Possum Hamilton
  •     Workshop Tent B- Magical Animal Totems with Mike from WanderingFree Spirit
  •     Workshop Tent C- The Magick Land with Anna Anima Mundi

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Second Set of Workshops

  •    Workshop Tent A- Wights with Hazel and Snooze Possum Hamilton
  •    Workshop Tent B- Magical Poppetts with Rowan
  •    Workshop at Stage area- One Tribe hosting Participatory Drum Circle



Critical Thinking & Religious Plurality

I personally believe that Emotional Reasoning is a prominent element for encouraging prejudice, bias - Othering, and a false "kill or be killed" social dichotomy. Applying critical thinking skills not only disarms and disables the harm it can do, it helps create coping skills for when people do encounter them. This workshop will require you to step outside your comfort zone, and may some ideas may offend some people. Please bring an open mind to this discussion.

Snoozepossum Hamilton 

Snooze Hamilton was found under a large rock back in the late 60’s and no one ever bothered to put her back. She’s an annoyingly eclectic hedgewitch, member of OBOD, landscaper, hiker, and animal care volunteer who makes odd OOAK things into odder OOAK things. General forecast is for scattered afternoon rocks and fossils, frequent gusts of bone and woodworking, and a 95% chance of critters.


Magickal Animal Totems

Information coming soon!


Michael Huber 

Michael was introduced to Zen medication practice as a teenager and has been meditating for 30 years.He has expanded his meditation practice by learning from practices around the world. He teaches a form of 'empty mind' meditation and enjoys focusing on the everyday uses of meditation.


This Magick Land: Witching With Local Plants and Trees.
Our ancestors were quick to recognize the potential of North American trees, shrubs, and plants for their magick. Granny magick, hoodoo and conjure, and Pennsylvania pow-wow worked captured these traditions; herbalists contributed to the lore. In this class, we will walk the park's nature path and discuss wax myrtle, magnolia, sweet gum, pokeweed, dogwood, daisy fleabane, and others.
        
        Anna Anima Mundi

Anna "GreenFlame" Helvie has taught widely in the local region for many years. As a High Priestess of the Eternal Harvest Church & Tradition of Wicca, with her husband and coven she co-organized many popular regional Pagan gatherings: ShadowFest/ShadowHarvest, and Mayfaire. She coordinated the 2001 Crystal Coast Pagan Pride Day in New Bern, NC. She is a graduate of the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Magic Correspondence Course, an initiate of the late Cunningman Peter Paddon, an Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, and has independently studied ceremonial magick and the Egyptian mysteries. Since 2010, she has focused on the folkloric "cunningcraft' witcheries of the Old and New Worlds. She practices these with the Cuveen of the Black Goat, where she serves as Magistra.
        

Working With Land Wights

This workshop will look at interacting with land wights, vaettir, nature spirits, kami, Little Neighbors, anything that can fall under similar terms. Consisting of a practical observation and an intuitive observation with "anchors" from our bunch of Opinionated Dead Guys, and a discussion about ethics, manners, and Doing Your Homework. Participants are invited to contribute to an ongoing UPG experiment with a particular anchor.

Snoozepossum Hamilton 

Snooze Hamilton was found under a large rock back in the late 60’s and no one ever bothered to put her back. She’s an annoyingly eclectic hedgewitch, member of OBOD, landscaper, hiker, and animal care volunteer who makes odd OOAK things into odder OOAK things. General forecast is for scattered afternoon rocks and fossils, frequent gusts of bone and woodworking, and a 95% chance of critters.


Hazel Bost

Hazel Bost is a hodge-podge hedgewitch, your friendly neighborhood necromancer, and a self described shepherd of spirits for a myriad of animals and other Hellish Socialist Dead™. She loves plants more than anyone should, is on first name basis with several trees, and enjoys long crawls through fields to marvel at the bugs.

Noisiu Silverwolf

Noisiu enjoys her time Forever Collecting Dead Things and enjoying their presence and quirkyness. However, keep in mind, the dead are always grumpy so do not wake them! *unless you have offerings or chocolate. :) * In addition to loving things in the afterlife, Noisiu is an advocate of living life as well and often Fosters/Rescues animals and wildlife that are in need. While she is a jack of many trades, she is never settled on one thing and often experiences ADOS (Attention Deficit OoooOOh Shiney) and can often be seen starting another new project just as quickly as one is finished.


Magickal Poppets

This simple craft is perfect for Samhain, when we commune with our Ancestors and the veil is thinnest, but it’s something you can do any time of the year. I have my Ancestor altar up year round – in my kitchen, because that’s where my grandmother and I spent most of our time together – and I have several of these dolls that come and go, as the need arises (my grandmother stays always, of course). These can be used as vessels for visiting spirits, as blessed acknowledgments of loved ones, or as an ancestral presence on an altar.

* Ancestor dolls are vessels – or physical points of contact if you will – to aid our loved ones when they come across. This is an old tradition in many cultures to aid in calling the spirits. Not voodoo, not dark magic. I must stress, these are not toys. However, they are a fun and easy tool to create with your children, and a great conversation about loved ones can be had when working on these together. Enjoy!

        

Rowan

Rowan is a West Coast witch with a love for growing all the plants and petting all the dogs. A hedgewitch with an eclectic Celtic background, Rowan's passion is for good conversation, brewing tonics, blending teas, and crafting dolls to point Karma in the right direction. If you're looking for her, try the shop, her studio or look outside in the greenhouses. Not there? She's probably at the ocean, communing and conjuring. Go say hi, sit a spell, weave a tale. And don't forget to bring your dog for petting.


Drum Circle with One Tribe

Come one and all to have fun in a large participatory drum circle! One Tribe will have a selection of some drums and instruments available for use, but feel free to bring your own and jam out with everyone in the potentially largest drum circle Onslow County will have for 2018! If you aren't of the musical quality, feel free to dance, shake, twirl, and zen to some amazing beats and enjoy the energy that will come. 

One Tribe

One Tribe…One Heartbeat…One Sound. One Tribe is a gathering of sounds and rhythms, energy and togetherness. Started off as a side project from local Raleigh gatherings, One Tribe has now taken shape into a journey of musical exploration. Creating not only traditional rhythms, but extending out into multi-cultural landscapes. Multiple people, multiple personalities, multiple instruments…One Purpose…Unity. 



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