Headliners: Ivo Dominguez, Aaron Leitch, Jason Augustus Newcomb, Christiana Gaudet
Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca and Friends

Beltaine 2018 Workshops

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Beltaine 2018

 

Workshop Schedule
(Dates, Times and Locations are subject to change prior to the event)

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Community Pot Luck Dinner: Hosted by Brotherhood of the Spear and Sisterhood of the Shield
5:00pm – 7:00pm ~ Osprey Roost~

Bring your meaty main dishes, savory side dishes and decadent desserts and join our Community Pot Luck at 5pm on Wednesday. Contributions can be dropped off as early as Noon on Wednesday. Please bring your own plate, utensils and beverages with you when you come. While at this event meet members of the Brotherhood Of The Spear & Sisterhood Of The Shield and learn what these groups are about and how they are bringing our community closer together. (All Ages Welcome)

Opening Ritual
7:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~

In this ritual we will build a circle of protection and take time to honor each other and our years together as a community as well as welcome festival newcomers to our family. The Daughters of Terpsichore will dance and we will call the circle and quarters. We also take time in this ritual to provide important information and any scheduling updates and introduce you to our Headliners and Staff. Following this ritual will be a fire lighting ceremony at the Fire Circle where we will light our Sacred Flame. Be sure to arrive early and bring a chair or ground cover. (All Ages Welcome)

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

THURSDAY

 

Healing Circle
10:30am - Noon ~ Fire Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Norse Gods in Human Nature
10:30 – Noon ~ Oak Hall ~ Jeanne Coward

This workshop shows correlation between Norse Gods and how they connect in our world. (All Ages Welcome)

What is your path? Where is it taking you? – A Men’s Discussion
10:30 – Noon ~ Brotherhood of the Spear Tent ~ Randy Olynick

One of the primary missions of the Brotherhood of the Spear is to learn about our brothers. Learn what their experiences have been and what their future plans are. This workshop discussion will be focused on this primary mission. Come join us as we would like to learn what drives you every day in your spiritual path. Tell us how this influences you in your life outside of the Pagan community. Let us know how you plan on furthering your knowledge in the future, and where do you want it to eventually take you. Please come with an open mind as you will hear others' experiences that are different than yours. This will definitely be a fun discussion and help us learn to understand each other and respect each other even more. (All Ages Welcome – Men Only)

 

Learning the Kama Te Haka with Ritual Performance Part 1
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Eric Rhoads & Amanda Osborne

This Beltane we will be performing the Haka during main ritual. This will be a very powerful and bonding moment. The Haka is a tribal dance that the Maori tribes of New Zealand would perform before going into battle against a rival tribe or before going hunting. Today the dance is made famous by the New Zealand Rugby team, the All Blacks, which refers to their jersey colors. They use the Haka before every game as an intimidation factor towards the team they are playing on that day. The New Zealand people also perform the Haka to honor people, whether when a mentor retires or when someone has passed away and they perform it as a blessing to the spirit of the loved one who has passed on. you can see videos of the Haka performed by U.S. sports teams, flash mobs, someone's graduation or birthday party. It was a regular staple at FPG's maypole for many years. We have performed the Haka for loved ones who had passed as both an honor to them and to help strengthen those that have suffered the loss of their loved ones in their life. This will definitely be a special moment for everyone. Come join us for this great event. (All Ages Welcome)

Raising the Altars
1:30pm – 3:00pm ~ Fairy Glen ~ Medea Athairn

In this workshop we will erect 4 altars around the camp for people to visit throughout the weekend. During this workshop we will cleanse the area, set up the altar and evoke the spirit of the God or Goddess we are setting the altar for. We will meet at Fairy Glen and walk around the site to set up the altars. (All Ages Welcome)

The Major Arcana of Tarot
1:30pm – 3:00pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Christiana Gaudet

Join Christiana for an exploration of the Fool’s Journey. As you study the twenty-two Major cards, you will learn their astrological and elemental associations, their archetypes, and what they might tell you in a reading. By the end of the class you will be able to conduct an insightful Majors-only tarot reading.Bring a tarot deck, borrow one at the workshop, or buy one on vendor’s row! This workshop is appropriate for tarotists of all levels, from beginner to expert. Beginners will learn important tarot basics, while experienced readers will discover new perspectives on the twenty-two Major Arcana cards and their uses. (All Ages Welcome)

Solomonic Magick Class One: History and Cosmology
1:30pm – 3:00pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Aaron Leitch

We will explore the historical foundations of the Solomonic grimoires. (All Ages Welcome)

Working With Spirits
1:30pm – 3:00pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

This workshop will teach various methods to identify and to communicate with different sorts of spirits. I am using the term spirits as a catchall term to include nature spirits, the dead, the Fae, Elementals, and so on. After communication and a relationship or agreement is established, then it is possible to enlist the assistance of spirits in your work. We will explore some of the possibilities for working with the spirits. The workshop also includes a discussion of the ethics and etiquette of spirit work. The risks, benefits, and safety and protection protocols needed in this work will also be shared. (All Ages Welcome)

Successful Magick – Every Time
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Fairy Glen ~ Guru Aum Jah

Is it chance, luck, a miracle, or Magick? Is there a difference? How can we manifest our desires consistently, every time? How can we avoid sloppy Magick? Is there really bad Magick and good Magick? Who is in charge of your personal game plan? Do you really create your own reality? And if you do, is it Magick? Can your intentions and thoughts alone really manifest your will? Are you even willing to believe Magick could be real? The answers may surprise you. There is a single element of Magickal manifestation that is successful every time, all the time. Best yet, we all have it. Join us for a down-to-earth Magical Formula that takes you to the root of your success in Magick and life. Handouts will be available courtesy of Guru Aum Jah, www.GuruJah.org. (All Ages Welcome)

Healing with Stones and Crystals
3:00pm – 4:00pm ~ Vendor’s Row ~ Kathy Wahls

The energy of stones and crystals can greatly enhance our own healing energies and facilitate physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Giving and receiving a crystal healing, or laying on of stones, can be a very profound and magical experience. This is a hands on class and students will be doing healings on each other. Discussions will include things like, where do you start? What do you do? What stone does what and where do you put it? What comes next? More importantly, we'll be discussing some of the other things that make for a more effective and successful crystal healing. No one under 15 unless already exceptionally gifted with stones and/or healing. Please bring a mat to lay on and a pillow. And please bring your own healing stones if you have some. (Over Age 15 Welcome)

Tarot, Qabalah & Astrology
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

In this interactive class we will discuss the unique Hermetic cosmology of the modern Western Mystery Tradition and how it relates to other spiritual traditions and its strengths and weaknesses within the milieu of neopaganism and other emergent religious movements. We will also discuss divination and practical magick and how it fits within spiritual evolution. (All Ages Welcome)

Building a Natural Mandala
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Medea Athairn

A Mandala is a circular design symbolizing the notion that like is never-ending. Mandalas are used for meditative purposes allowing the creators to become one with the universe. In this workshop we will gather natural materials found around the park (fallen only) to create a large, natural Mandala for everyone to enjoy (All Ages Welcome)

Becoming an Ego Warrior
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ Dru Ann Welch

Learn how ego traps us but we can win in the end and overcome some of the most difficult challenges we have to face. You are stronger than you know! (All Ages Welcome)

Meet & Greet – Talent Showcase>br /> 8:00pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Not Ready for Beltane Players

Please join us for an evening of fun presented by the TEG Board of Directors and emceed by the Not Ready for Beltane Players! We're looking for people to participate in the Talent Showcase. If you have a talent you would like to share (singing, poetry, dancing, storytelling, juggling, telling jokes, etc.) we need you! In addition to performances by members of the community the Not Ready for Beltane Players will present some comedy skits for your enjoyment! Who are the NRFBP you ask? Come to the Meet & Greet on Thursday night at FPG Beltaine and find out! (All Ages Welcome)

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

FRIDAY

Healing Circle
10:30am - Noon ~ Fire Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Learning the Kama Te Haka with Ritual Performance Part 2
10:30am – Noon ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Eric Rhoads & Amanda Osborne

Candle Making Part 1
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Amanda Osborne

This will be a 2 day workshop where you will learn how to pour a candle. We will cover types of wax, coloring methods scents, and other additives. We will also discuss ritual uses of candles and the bonuses associated with making your own. By the end of the second day you will take home your own candle. (All Ages Welcome)

The Minor Arcana

of Tarot
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Christiana Gaudet

Journey into the four suits with Christiana and increase your understanding of the Four Elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. In this class you will learn how the elements and numerology make the Minor Arcana of Tarot both easy to interpret and profound in its messages. You will perform readings based on elements and numbers in order to learn the cards, and to discover what they have to say to you. Bring a tarot deck, borrow one at the workshop, or buy one on vendor’s row! This workshop is appropriate for tarotists of all levels, from beginner to expert. Beginners will gain an understanding of the structure and systems of tarot. Experienced readers will gain new insight into the fifty-six cards of the Minor Arcana. (All Ages Welcome)

ENERGY AND ECSTASY IN RITUAL
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

Several practical energy practices will be explored. Based in part upon his books "Sexual Sorcery" and "The Book of Magick Power," Jason will discuss some of the ways in which magical can be raised and directed. Using movement, breath, visualization and magick, participants will learn to vastly increase the amount of magical energy that is produced and experienced in ritual practice. (Ages 18+ Welcome)

The Many Flames
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

We will explore how Fire manifests as a spiritual force and in our rituals and devotional work. Fire can be the Fire of selfhood, of the Soul and Spirit. Fire is at the core of the force of life. Fire also expresses itself in a continuum of forms from Elementals to Divine Beings. Fire will also be examined through the framework provided by the modalities of cardinal, fixed, and mutable as well as in the pattern of the sub-elements. There will also be a summarization of some of the symbols and tools related to Fire. (All Ages Welcome)

You Can Play the Flute and Love It!
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Vendors Row ~ Spider

The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will a provided. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes. (All Ages Welcome)

Flowering Heart Blessing
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Fairy Glen ~ Guru Aum Jah

Experience the Flowering of your Heart to Unconditional Self-Love as you Awaken the Divine Within. Once embodying the Flowering Heart, we can literally feel a perceivable difference in how we physically touch others and ourselves. We coin that experience as “The Moksha Touch.” Our world changes toward deeper connection. It is a gift of True Intimacy with ourselves first, and then with others. No matter what your spiritual journey is about, higher states of consciousness, awakening, enlightenment, transcendence, unity with the Divine, embodying Spirit in humanness, the Flowering of the Heart is a middle path that naturally aids all of these. As a healing tool, the Flowering Heart is powerful. When shared, it aids in forgiving and healing wounds, both for others and within ourselves. We can send it backwards to heal our past life traumas. We can use it to heal the painful open ends of cord-cutting as displacement to a sense of loss. The Flowering Heart is a powerful blessing when gifted to those nearing their crossing over, and to those who remain here. The list can be endless. This interactive workshop includes material from a four-hour intensive training session entitled “The Power of Blessing” personally attended by Guru Jah in his own spiritual expansion. Participants will receive the Blessing; and, participants will be fully empowered to transfer [give] the Blessing to others. (Ages 18 and Up)

Making Magickal Paper Part 1
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Tony Osborne

This will be a 2 day hands on workshop, creating paper out of lint for your Book of Shadows or Rituals. We will also discuss other ways to make paper during the workshop. (All Ages Welcome)

The Meditation Couch
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ DruAnn Welch

Everyone talks about meditation but do you really take the time for it? And sometimes I just can’t get into that state? Learn how to reconnect to your imagination and visualize your own meditation couch. From there the sky is the limit! Meet your Guides, Ancestors, Angels. Have a talk with your higher self. It all begins on the couch! (All Ages Welcome)

Bits and Bones - Divination through the Throwing of Bones and Curios
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Pea Kay

Osteomancy, the art of divination with bone, is an ancient practice with multiple roots. In this class, you will learn the art of Osteomancy through intuitive divination, updated for the modern day practitioner. (All Ages Welcome)

Solomonic Magick Class Two: The Seven Archangels and the Planets
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Aaron Leitch

Students will be introduced to the cosmology of the grimoires and the powers of the seven planets/heavens. Then we will meet the Archangels through their midrashim (legends), so they can be understood and approached as living beings with their own personalities and histories. (All Ages Welcome)

Fire Walk hosted by Hearts on Fire
7:00pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Room to Grow

Join us for a true cleansing of body, mind, and spirit on a night filled with mystical energy and spiritual growth. This will be an unforgettable workshop filled with positive memoirs of self-discovery! We will be exploring ways to discover the hidden potential that remains dormant, or untapped within all of us. Learn how to release fears, inhibitions, limitations, and obstacles that prevent you from realizing, or accomplishing a dream. Reconnect with a higher sense of self, spirit, and the universe to unfold a happier, healthier, and free existence!

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

SATURDAY

How to Create a Psychic Filter to Protect Yourself Energetically
9:00am – 10:00am ~ Fire Circle ~ Ken Germann

We will work to clear your aura to remove any negative fields or people that may be attached to you without your permission. When our light shines brighter than others, people will want to attach to us to bring us down to their level to make themselves feel better at our expense. Once we have cleared your energetic fields, I will show you how to create an energy field that will filter out the bad energy and people with bad intentions towards you and allow the positive healing and energy of abundance in through the filter. I will show you how to ground and cleanse the filter. You will be able create your own sacred space to keep you safe. This technique was gifted to me by Spirit. (All Ages Welcome)

Healing Circle
10:30am - Noon ~ Fire Circle ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Join us each morning for an Energy Healing Circle using many techniques including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Native American and Mexican Folk Medicine, and Peruvian Crystal Therapies. This is not a lecture-format workshop, but a hands-on healing session. (Ages 18 and Up Welcome)

Learning the Kama Te Haka with Ritual Performance Part 2
10:30am – Noon ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Eric Rhoads & Amanda Osborne

Comprehensive Tarot Spreads and Techniques
10:30am - Noon ~ Oak Hall ~ Christiana Gaudet

Whether you are a tarot beginner or an advanced reader, this class with Christiana Gaudet will expand your understanding of the many ways you can conduct a tarot reading. You will learn some standard spreads and non-spread reading techniques. You will have the opportunity to create and perform your own original tarot spread. Bring a tarot deck, borrow one at the workshop, or buy one on vendor’s row! (All Ages Welcome)

Herbs for Magick
10:30am – Noon ~ Osprey Roost ~ Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

The use of herbs, resins, and plant materials in magick and healing requires more than good recipes and solid techniques in their creation and use. In addition to the physical and psychological impact of the materials, there is also a wide array of energies and spiritual entities that are accessed through plant materials. This workshop will primarily focus on the magick and the energy of plant materials. You will be introduced to several ways to awaken the powers that slumber in the plant materials, and to communicate and negotiate with their spirits. There will be an even mix of theory and practice in this workshop. (All Ages Welcome)

Candle Making Part 1
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Amanda Osborne

This will be a 2 day workshop where you will learn how to pour a candle. We will cover types of wax, coloring methods scents, and other additives. We will also discuss ritual uses of candles and the bonuses associated with making your own. By the end of the second day you will take home your own candle. (All Ages Welcome)

Tie Dye Your Heart Out
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Fairy Glen ~ Medea Athairn

In this workshop you will learn some simple tying techniques for patterns and have a chance to tie dye your own cotton sarong. Participants can also bring their own white cotton or cotton/poly blend clothing to dye. Shirts are encouraged. (All Ages Welcome)

You can play flute and love it!
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Vendors Row ~ Robert Dolan

The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used all over the world for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs. The flute workshop is for those just starting out or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history of the instruments will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play overtone flutes. (All Ages Welcome)

Crafting Medicine Bags
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ Grey Ghosthawk

Learn the purpose and tradition of the Medicine Bag and make your own. All materials provided and first items for your medicine bag will be there for you. A $5 materials fee is required for this class. (All Ages Welcome)

The Magic of Kava and Kratom
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Vendor’s Row ~ Christine Bauer AP

An introduction to the most magical of brews. Utilizing some of Nature’s most powerful plants, Kava Master Nick Bauer teaches you about the medicinal and therapeutic uses of both Kava and Kratom. Christine Bauer AP will provide the more esoteric knowledge of the plants, including Magical uses. Includes demo, recipes and sampling. (Ages 18+ Welcome)

Introduction to Geomancy
1:00pm – 2:30pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Jason Augustus Newcomb

One of the most useful and most portable divination systems ever, outside of a few occult groups geomancy has become very little used in over a hundred years. Jason will share the basic meanings of the geomantic symbols, explain how to obtain a divination and get a little into interpreting the final chart. (All Ages Welcome)

Solomonic Magick Class Three: The Four Archangels and the Elements, and Intermediary Spirits
1:00pm – 3:30pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Aaron Leitch

Continuing from the previous class, students will be introduced to the archangels and the powers of the four Elements. Then the vital importance of intermediary spirits will be covered. (All Ages Welcome)

Making Magickal Paper Part 2
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Brotherhood/Sisterhood Tent ~ Tony Osborne

This will be a 2 day hands on workshop, creating paper out of lint for your Book of Shadows or Rituals. We will also discuss other ways to make paper during the workshop. (All Ages Welcome)

Beyond Sex Magick, there is Moksha Magick
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Fairy Glen ~ Guru Aum Jah

Intended for mature audiences. With its roots in Reiki, Moksha Magick is Ritualized Sacred Sexuality mixing Sex Magick, Sex Mysticism, and more. The intended outcome focuses on healing the needs of the people as seen by them, be it spiritual-physical-emotional-mental health, or even monetary health. Moksha Magick interweaves doorways of our consciousness in the Divine, Sexuality, Magick, and Energy all toward that goal of healing. Moksha Magick practices can change your worldview, your life, your depth of intimacy, and open the fullest expression of your True Self. Optional ritual formats are available for Individuals, Couples, and Groups. The number one rule is always a container of safety and comfort for all concerned. This presentation is strictly an informative and preliminary overview without ritual demonstration or overt sexual references. (Ages 18+ Welcome)

Making Magick with Cards and Candles
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Hall ~ Christiana Gaudet

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or practiced, candle magick. Perhaps you’ve heard of, or practiced, tarot magick, or magick with your oracle cards. Regardless of your level of knowledge, this class will give you hands-on experience dressing a magickal candle and choosing appropriate cards to enhance your magick. While both candle magick and card magick are powerful, the two together help you focus your own energies and call on the spiritual energies you need to assist you in fulfilling your spell. Join Christiana for this fun and informative workshop! Bring your tarot decks and oracles cards, or borrow some at the workshop, or buy something special on vendor’s row. Candles and other supplies will be provided. (All Ages Welcome)

Potions for Body Pain
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Oak Lawn ~ Pea Kay

Of The Earth Apothecary Coowners Paul Boharski LMT and Christine Bauer AP discuss different types of chronic muscular aches and offer multiple solutions to bring relief to your life. As hands on healers, they will demonstrate body manipulation techniques and introduce topical solutions that you can use to be more comfortable in your own skin. (All Ages Welcome)

Singing Bowl Sound Bath
3:00pm – 4:30pm ~ Osprey Roost ~ Dru Ann Welch

Open your chakras and experience the healing sounds of the Crystal Singing Bowls. Bring a chair or mat to lie on. (All Ages Welcome)

Main Ritual ~ The Fires and Flames of Beltaine
8:00pm ~ Main Ritual Circle ~ Hearthfire Coven

Sacred Drumming and Dancing
10:00pm - ?? ~ Fire Circle ~ Kelso and Friends

One of the most sacred areas of our festival is our Fire Circle. Drummers, dancers, revelers, on-lookers, families and friends gather each night for drumming, dancing, friendship and community fellowship. (All Ages Welcome)

 

SUNDAY

 

Closing Ritual
11:00am ~ Fire Circle ~ Temple of Earth Gathering

 

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