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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2019 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Friday, February 15
 

3:30pm AKST

Astrology Everywhere
Noticed how in other divination tools and other occult material that there is Astrological Correspondence within? In this workshop we will be delving into the discussions on how Astrology plays a role in all the conjunctions involving the magical word. We will include; The Kabbalah, Palmistry, and the Tarot.

Speakers
VA

Volpe Argentata

Ever since I was young, I've been looking up at the stars for answers. And have been doing astrological charting from age of 15 and on.


Friday February 15, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Santa Clara

3:30pm AKST

Healing the Community pt 1
A series of community-building discussions and activities created by experienced community workers as response to recent discussions about inclusion/exclusion within the greater Pagan culture and PantheaCon. Each session in the series offers activities that can stand alone (if you can only attend one), or layer together to create a more in-depth experience. The intention is to provide opportunities for us to authentically, respectfully communicate and come away with ways to best meet the needs of our various intersecting communities.  Anyone is welcome to any of them.

Friday Focus: The ways that inclusion is important within this community, the importance of the anti-harassment policies at PantheaCon, and building empathy and understanding for the marginalized voices within our intersecting communities.

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 30 years. Contact glenn@ancientways.com


Friday February 15, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Cedar

3:30pm AKST

Our Earth, Our Future: Understanding the Climate Crisis
If humanity continues polluting at the current rate, our beautiful planet will become uninhabitable in as little as thirty years. And yet, we have the technology today to prevent this fate. As new graduates of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, Sharon and Kristen present Gore’s official comprehensive slideshow based on the most up to date climate science detailing what we are facing and the solutions already available. As Pagans, we have a responsibility to lead on climate. Working together we can turn this around to restore balance and create a sustainable future for us all.

Speakers
SK

Sharon Knight and Kristen Oliver

Sharon Knight is an internationally touring musician and producer of Hexenfest, a Pagan music and arts festival in Northern California dedicated to exploring the arts as a vehicle for magic. She is currently exploring ways to pair music with education to inspire people to contribute... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Oak

7:00pm AKST

Pagans of Color Caucus
As in previous years, the caucus is a space for self-identified people of color only. In this time together, we will meet for discussion, sharing, and mutual support. What strength can we draw from our diverse legacies? What can we ask of each other, in these difficult times? How can we best look after and advocate for each other? Pull up a chair--let's work it out.

Speakers
ER

Elena Rose

A storyteller from rural Oregon, Elena Rose has distinguished herself as a writer and educator on intersectional justice issues. Her approach balances deep scholarship with an equal dedication to accessible, approachable learning wherever people may come from. Elena lives and works... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm AKST

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the swirling energies of PantheaCon


Friday February 15, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
Boardroom

9:00pm AKST

Pagan Prepping or Building Infrastrcture in a Changing World
With our changing climate and more extreme weather, and all the issues of urban life including the political atmosphere, how do we prepare to protect ourselves and our people in the event of emergencies? Unlike mainstream religions, Wicca as a whole has no parish food bank or well-stocked disaster shelter...but we can! This is intended as an overview of how to prepare for regional emergencies in keeping with the Craft, and on a budget. Examples of easy-to-prepare emergency kits will be displayed, as well a portable ritual and healing kit. We are aware and can prepare!

Speakers
CO

Catherine of Angkur

Catherine of Angkur is the High Priest of Circle Angkur, a member coven of COG that recently celebrated over 20 years of service to the Divine and local community.


Friday February 15, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm AKST
Boardroom
 
Saturday, February 16
 

9:00am AKST

Building an Energetic Body for Long Term Justice Work
Engaging in activism, pushing back and standing with can be draining, painful, even despairing. Let us consider together the checks and balances and adjustments to an energetic body that walks these ways for the long haul. Rather than fall into harshness, despair, or burnout, let us find joy, triumph, community and enduring love to continue the journey. Practical skills and open discussion regarding keeping the balance in unjust times.

Speakers
JC

Jacki Chuculate

Jacki Chuculate, activist witch/social worker from St. Louis, MO. She has facilitated groups in the areas of: addressing violence, interpersonal conflict, anti-racism and effective communication. Jacki has a passion and commitment to supporting and enhancing these skills within the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AKST
Silicon Valley

9:00am AKST

Peer Support Skills for Ritualists
In the course of our spiritual practices, we often find ourselves sharing space with people experiencing strong emotions and even trauma. In this session we will be discussing healthy boundaries, listening skills, consent, ways to avoid re-traumatizing someone, and other components of being a safe and effective support person with an emphasis on a spiritual context. Appropriate for clergy and non-clergy alike. Facilitated by an advocate for domestic violence survivors and a trauma-informed polytheist clergy member with experience working in crisis intervention.


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AKST
Boardroom

11:00am AKST

Acquisitions Editors Take Three!
Can they do it for a third time? Yes! Acquisitions editors from Llewellyn and Weiser team up to reveal an eye-opening look at Pagan and esoteric publishing. Join Elysia Gallo and Judika Illes as they explain how decisions are made, what their meetings are like, how book covers come to life, what publishers expect of authors in marketing themselves, and more. There is always more to talk about, and both of these Hungarian goddesses are passionate about creating books and answering your questions. Afterwards they will both be taking pitches in their respective suites upstairs.

Speakers
EG

Elysia Gallo and Judika Illes

Elysia Gallo is Senior Acquisitions Editor at Llewellyn Worldwide, where she has worked for more than 13 years. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband and two cats. Judika Illes is a consultant and Editor at Large for Weiser Books. She is the author of eight books devoted to the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm AKST
Oak

3:30pm AKST

Cakes and Ale: Accommodating Special Diets
This traditional ritual of sharing food meant to bond a coven together may end up isolating members who follow special diets. Gluten sensitivity, nut allergies, and accommodating members in recovery who choose not to drink alcohol are all reasons to seek alternates to traditional cakes and ale. Finding these alternates can be a devotional act and can strengthen coven cohesion. We’ll discuss a variety of alternatives.

Speakers
DC

Denise Cicuto

Denise Cicuto is a Witch, Healer, & devotee of Kuan Yin. She is a 3rd degree Witch in the Circle of Cerridwen, a coven in the Open Source Alexandrian tradition. Denise was a co-founder of the Spirit Babies ceremony in San Francisco in 2011. Her spiritual blog “Through the Dragon... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Boardroom

3:30pm AKST

Healing the Community pt 2
A series of community-building discussions and activities created by experienced community workers as response to recent discussions about inclusion/exclusion within the greater Pagan culture and PantheaCon. Each session in the series offers activities that can stand alone (if you can only attend one), or layer together to create a more in-depth experience. The intention is to provide opportunities for us to authentically, respectfully communicate and come away with ways to best meet the needs of our various intersecting communities. Anyone is welcome to any of them.
Saturday Focus: Provides opportunities for PantheaCon community members to share in brave conversations and empathy-building activities that support our overall capacity to be in community with one another. Discussion will focus on harm related to appropriation, exclusionary practices, micro-aggressions, and other topics that disproportionately impact some within our community.

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 30 years. Contact glenn@ancientways.com


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm AKST

FFRASS Pagan Permaculture and Seed Swap
Connect with other Pagan Gardeners, from beginners to well-seasoned permaculture teachers to community gardeners, from apartment windowsill gardeners to farmers: This year's big Q: How does your gardening reflect your Pagan practice? Big Annual Seed & Tool Swap.

Speakers
FR

FFRASS / Ruth Temple

FFRASS - the Fruit, Flower, Root and Seed Society - is for gardeners of all kinds, particularly folks interested in biodiversity, permaculture, and sustainability. Welcome seed swappers!


Saturday February 16, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
San Juan/ San Carlos

7:00pm AKST

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the swirling energies of PantheaCon


Saturday February 16, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
Boardroom

9:00pm AKST

Podcasting 101
Creating your own Podcast and connecting with your community can be a challenge. How do you choose your platform? What might you want to share with others? What is better Youtube or Audio Podcasting? Tips and Tricks for creating a great podcast and getting it out in the world. I will record a "live "Podcast as well during the class.

Speakers
RR

Rose Red

My name is Rose Red and I have been studying Tarot for the past 20 years. I am the co-Host of the Tarot Visions Podcast with Jaymi Elford. I am a fan of the Robin Wood deck, as well as The Druid Craft Tarot. I hold a Reader, Mentor and Coaching certification in the Voyager Tarot method... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm AKST
Boardroom
 
Sunday, February 17
 

9:00am AKST

Crossroads of Conjure
When thinking of magical paths, European or Far Eastern traditions often come to mind, overlooking the vibrant folk practices developed in America. This presentation explores Appalachian Granny Magic, HooDoo, Brujería, & Curanderismo, folk magic systems that span the full breadth of the American South and create a network of conjure practice. Their development & practice speak to the magical heart of often marginalized and disregarded cultures. We will discuss recent interest in these conjure paths, ignited as many were called to the Crossroads of Conjure to explore these powerful practices.

Speakers
KR

Katrina Rasbold

Katrina Rasbold is a practicing bruja, rootworker, and best-selling author of over thirty published books. Her newest book, "Crossroads of Conjure: The Roots and Practices of Hoodoo, Granny Magic, Brujería, and Curanderismo" released through Llewellyn Worldwide in January 2019. She... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AKST
Cedar

9:00am AKST

DeGrowth and Deep Adaptation for Pagans
Nature is sacred, but in five to ten years our only planet will find much more environmental degradation and likely social collapse. How can we join to make each other’s paths ahead easier? Can we set up ways to develop the resilience to adapt and cope with it all? Can we set up a Pagan Friends network? Our ancestors lived more simply with shared meals and entertainment. We can do it too, but we need each other to do it. Bring visions for the future and ways to live a simpler life.

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 30 years. Contact glenn@ancientways.com


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AKST
Boardroom

3:30pm AKST

Healing the Community pt 3
A series of community-building discussions and activities created by experienced community workers as response to recent discussions about inclusion/exclusion within the greater Pagan culture and PantheaCon. Each session in the series offers activities that can stand alone (if you can only attend one), or layer together to create a more in-depth experience. The intention is to provide opportunities for us to authentically, respectfully communicate and come away with ways to best meet the needs of our various intersecting communities. Anyone is welcome to any of them.
Sunday Focus: Provides facilitated, simultaneous, contained spaces for breakout affinity groups to share space with one another and discuss within those groups the impact of recent situations on our groups within community and to give/receive focused support.    

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 30 years. Contact glenn@ancientways.com


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
San Jose/ Santa Clara

3:30pm AKST

Kumihimo - cord braiding
Complex decorative braids have been used globally in sacred practice for millennia. Come learn about some history while you make and take a project and think about uses for your own sacred cords!

Speakers
RT

Ruth Temple

Ruth Temple is a weaver and fiber artist active in Bay Area guilds and groups, A spinner and weaver currently fascinated with narrow wares and complex braids.


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
San Juan/ San Carlos

3:30pm AKST

Pagans and Climate Change: Study RESULTS
Come hear the results of an anthropological study conducted at PantheaCon 2 years ago. We all know that most pagans love the earth and are against anthropogenic (human-created) climate change, but what do we generally do (or not do) about it? Why do pagans do what they do about climate change, and why do they not do what they don't do? Come listen to a presentation of an ethnographic study on pagans and climate change. No expertise required, everyone welcome! Questions encouraged! Please keep noise to a minimum during the presentation.

Speakers
MD

Meghan D'Amore

Megan D'Amore is a recently graduated sociocultural anthropologist and a long-time pagan. She specializes on studying human behavior and why we do the things we do in our own society, how that compares to other societies, and what aspects of human life are natural vs. cultural. Her... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Boardroom

7:00pm AKST

Serenity First - Pagans in Recovery
Serenity First is a 12 Step program of recovery for all addictions, specifically geared to those on the Pagan path. All faiths and all programs of recovery are welcome, including seekers and friends and family of alcoholics/addicts. Come share your experience, strength and hope amidst the swirling energies of PantheaCon


Sunday February 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
Boardroom

9:00pm AKST

The Tea on Tea: The Spiritual and Physical Aspects of a Cuppa
We'll be exploring a brief history of kitchen witchery with an eye toward the humble cup of tea. We will go over meditation you can do with your tea, and how the ingredients can affect the mind and body. Participants will be able to take home a sample of the tea we will be discussing in the session. Note: please be aware of any allergies (i.e. tumeric)

Speakers
SW

Siobhan Walker

A Bay Area Seminarian who loves crafts and kitchen witchery with a long family history in the art of feeding people their favorite soul food. A worker with various traditions.


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm AKST
San Jose/ Santa Clara
 
Monday, February 18
 

9:00am AKST

Beginning Devotional Practice
Devotional practice begins at the altar, but where does it end? After the practice is started, what comes next? Advancing a devotional practice past the first few years takes a lot of dedication. This session will take a close, candid look at the trials and triumphs associated with long term devotional practice. We will also consider strategies that can help pagan and polytheist devotional practitioners address the unexpected obstacles that can arise on this path.

Speakers
SM

Silence Maestas

Silence Maestas is an author, educator, and artist based in Salt Lake City and has presented at PantheaCon, Many Gods West, and regional gender- and sex-positivity conferences. Drawing on a background in witchcraft, bhakti devotionalism, Heathenry, and spirit work, Silence aims to... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AKST
San Carlos

11:00am AKST

Healing the Community pt 4
A series of community-building discussions and activities created by experienced community workers as response to recent discussions about inclusion/exclusion within the greater Pagan culture and PantheaCon. Each session in the series offers activities that can stand alone (if you can only attend one), or layer together to create a more in-depth experience. The intention is to provide opportunities for us to authentically, respectfully communicate and come away with ways to best meet the needs of our various intersecting communities. Anyone is welcome to any of them.
Monday Focus: We will recap session discussions from weekend and discuss ways that we can make space for the various needs of those within our broad PantheaCon community. What can we do to ensure inclusive space within the convention moving forward? What would you like to see?

Speakers
GT

Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner is the Ringmaster, organizer and sponsor of PantheaCon along with running her shop Ancient Ways in Oakland CA for the last 30 years. Contact glenn@ancientways.com


Monday February 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm AKST
Pine

11:00am AKST

Spirits in a Broken Land
Mankind has always brokered an uneasy truce between themselves and the Good folk. But the world is changing and so are they. Take a look into the world of the Feral Faerie. Those other folk who have learnt to survive in mankind's ever polluted and damaged world. How have they adapted, how can we interact with them and what can they teach us? Can we find cross species Unity to help us heal the damage already done to Mother Earth?

Speakers
TS

Tara Sanchez

I am a Gardnerian HPS, Awenydd of The Anglesey Druid Order & Priestess of Hekate. I've been a practising Pagan and Magician for two decades, but I am an eternal student of the Mysteries. I am the author of The Temple of Hekate and am in the process of completing my 2nd book which... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm AKST
San Juan

11:00am AKST

Sweet Idolatry: Image Veneration in Paganism and Polytheism
Sacred images are a common part of pagan and polytheist spiritual engagement. Together we’ll explore examples of how statues, paintings, and other icons enhance our religious practice, then look closer at some of the practical methods we can use to empower spiritually significant images to make them part of our personal and collective paths.

Speakers
SM

Silence Maestas

Silence Maestas is an author, educator, and artist based in Salt Lake City and has presented at PantheaCon, Many Gods West, and regional gender- and sex-positivity conferences. Drawing on a background in witchcraft, bhakti devotionalism, Heathenry, and spirit work, Silence aims to... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm AKST
Fir