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Thursday, February 22
 

5:00pm

First Time at ConVocation?
Are you new to ConVocation? Are you nervous about what to Expect? Do you think you will get lost in the craziness? Well come on by and we will give you tips and tricks on what it's all about and what you need to know to have an incredible experience.
Along with the class we will also offer an opportunity to learn or refresh your grounding and shielding techniques, along with some special guests to help you. So come on in and say Hi and let us get you started on this crazy journey!
Grounding and shielding will start around 5:45 ish.

Speakers
CD

Claudine Durham

I have been involved in the community for close to 2 decades, and am a long time practicing Witch. I  am also a current MEC Board Member and love working with and embracing everyone I meet on my journey. So if you see me around, say Hi and let's chat.


Thursday February 22, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dearborn

6:00pm

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers
JE

Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Classic

8:30pm

Buddhism and The Art of Lists
In a cursory glance of Buddhist Dharma teaching you will find a multitude of lists: the four this, the five that, the eight something-something, and on and on. This class will delve into the most fundamental of these lists, touching on the Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, Six Paramitas and more that are enriched by our daily practice.


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Fairlane

8:30pm

Chakra Workshop and Meditation
Eastern philosophy teaches that there are numerous energy centers or chakras in the body. This workshop will focus on the seven primary energy centers that run along the spine. After discussing what they are and what they do, I will lead a guided meditation to help you clear, balance, and bring these energy centers into harmony.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Greenfield

8:30pm

Shedding Your Veil Without Shedding Tears
Feeling "other" is a difficult thing in any community with preconceptions and expectations. This discussion group which will be part shared anecdotes and part advice will look at the challenges, pitfalls, and benefits of bringing your identity into the light. Nami and Cliff will also invite discussion on coping mechanisms in being "other" in a world that demands homogeneity. Though this discussion will be focused primarily on Otherkin it can and will involve anyone and everyone who feels "other" for any reason.

Speakers
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Th'Elf

Both a label and a name, Th'Elf (aka Cliff, Kliff, Another Canadian, That Guy In The Suit) strolled through the doors of the Wiccan Church of Canada way in the way back when and has kept journeying since. He has followed his curiousity and explored a lot of diverse and interesting... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Ontario/Huron

8:30pm

Tarot Intensive: History and the 4 Suits
This PowerPoint presentation focuses on the tarot in segments: Tarot History, Swords, Wands, Cups, Pentacles. (A brief intro to the Major Arcana and using Oracle cards will be included if time permits). Varying tarot decks will be highlighted to illustrate the variety found in decks but narrowing interpretations through traditional symbolism. Special attention will be given to Golden Dawn meanings as well as the esoteric symbols on the cards. We will examine the numbers across suits, such as what all 2s have in common, etc. At the end of each suit overview, participants will read with only the suit we just covered by answering simple questions that I will present at the end of each suit. Knowing how to phrase questions will also be discussed, for example in reading court cards; Is it a person or situation? A take home worksheet for practice will be provided for personal practice. Participants are asked to bring their tarot decks if they have some and to organize as all Swords: Ace to 10; Wands: Ace to 10; and so on.

Speakers
PC

Pat Camarena-Rose Barbary

Pat has been reading tarot since 1986. She is pictured in Jennifer Moore's The Healing Tarot, which was published in the 1997 and was present for many ritual photo shoots when the deck was in development.  As a sought-after reader, known as Carmela Fortuna, in Boston, MA she had... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Erie

8:30pm

The Hearth: Your Home Base for the World
The hearth fire was the center of home in the ancient world. It was what kept the home warm, and provided fire to cook food. However, it was also the center of devotion in the home. It is that devotion that connected our ancestors to the divine and to be prepared for the day ahead as they worked to survive. In this class, we not only look at the hearth as this centering place. We will meet many the goddesses that embodied its mighty flame, such as Brigid in Ireland, and Hestia in Greece. We will then look to build up our hearth space to strengthen our connection to our home, and develop a daily practice to aid us as we go out into the world as workers of this divine energy.

Speakers
avatar for Tegan / Rune Hearthmaid

Tegan / Rune Hearthmaid

Rune has been a member of the Michigan Pagan community for over a decade. She is a devotee of the Goddess Brigid, who she serves as a fire tender and hearth priestess. She is primarily on a Celtic Path, and is currently studying druidry as her primary path. She is also a member of... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Classic

8:30pm

The Trials and Triumphs of Psyche
The course of true love never did run smooth. Neither does the path to Godhood. Join Psyche, Eros and Aphrodite in a lively discussion of our heroine's journey and the sort of obstacles she encounters along the way. As she carves out her path, gain some tools and insights that might be helpful on your own spiritual path. The discussion will feature content and ideas from the Feri tradition.

Speakers
CO

Circle of the Feri Forge

An Anderson Tradition Feri group that has come together to help bring magick back to the world. Their members range in experience from 2 years to over 25 years. One of their members coined the phrase, "Magic is a contact sport!" that perfectly expresses their approach to ritual.


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Allen Park

8:30pm

Unraveling the Mind
Who are we? Are we thoughts, senses, beliefs, ideas, feelings? Are we all of these? Or are we more? What if everything that is “you” is not really You, but merely a construct that You have made? And what if You are constantly creating and shaping these constructs, and the Reality around You, without realizing it? To awaken to the potential of conscious creation, we must first understand the process by which these constructs were created, and then how to evolve beyond them: To shift consciousness from simply experiencing the world around you, to being the one who creates and shapes those experiences.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Model T

10:30pm

Come to the Not so Dark Side, We Have Cookies!
Come to the not so dark side, we have cookies! Come learn and discuss how Satanism is not so different from many other Pagan paths, while also removing the stigma and misconceptions of what Satanism really is.

Speakers
MG

Morgana Grimm

Morgana Grimm has a strong passion for art and business.  The artist behind Poking Dead Things and now budding business author is always looking to share her experiences and to openly exchange knowledge in the pagan community. She's just your friendly neighborhood Satanist.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Erie

10:30pm

Creatrix-Rituals for the Modern Day Goddess
Discuss and learn modern-day rituals steeped in tradition to invoke the Goddesses, draw down the moon and connect with your Divine feminine for creation and to awaken into your own power. She who forms by will or by womb, the female creator resides within us all. Discover how Divine energy, nature, and the goddess archetypes hold the key to what lies beneath the surface of your creative energy. See what Goddesses like Gaia, Freya, Devi Ma, Brigid and Lilith can teach you on how to connect with the Divine to find your strengths, embrace your weaknesses and awaken the fertile power that resides within.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Rae

Heather Rae

Goddess in Training, Modern Goddess Living/Little Lotus
I'm a gypsy-moon child yogini, Goddess and meditation coach, ordained minister, and body & energy worker whose practices are steeped in tradition, magic and loving Goddess energy. My classes, workshops and sessions offer the opportunity to tap into your own Divine source, love your... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Dearborn

10:30pm

Cutting Cords & Reclaiming the Self
Our relationships with others help to shape our lives. But when those relationships become toxic, how do you protect yourself? When is it right to cut a connection versus changing dynamics? In this class, we will discuss some ways to sever emotional and energetic connections with others, and how to change our reaction to minimize damage when this may not be possible. We will also discuss some of the energetic damage that can occur in negative relationships, and how that may be healed.

Speakers
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Nicole

Nicole is a Northern Tradition spiritworker, and the owner of Living Roots Creations. She is a Sagittarius, enjoys gin martinis, and has spent the better part of the last two decades studying across varying traditions. She currently lives in Mason, MI with her two year-old son.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Classic

10:30pm

Intro to Energy Healing Methods
So, you've heard of Reiki, right? Did you know that there are lots of other energy healing methods too? We'll talk about several of them, how they're alike, how they're different, and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life.

Speakers
JC

Janet Callahan

Janet Callahan is a Pagan author and artist living in Michigan with her spouse and two children. She is originally from Missouri, but moved to Detroit for a job in the auto industry. Janet currently writes for PBN News and writes a regular column for Sage Woman, along with blogging... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Allen Park

10:30pm

Leaving the Crossroads Behind and Owning your World
Feeling like you are dragging the past around? Maybe you have made a decision, now what? This class will take an introspective look at the next step of the journey. Learn how to leave the crossroad behind and release the old while welcoming and owning your new world. This class will also have a guided meditation during it.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Ontario/Huron

10:30pm

The Experience of Binah: The Mondo Zen Process
In this class, we will dig right into the path and explore the technology created by Junpo Denis Kelly Roshi, the 83rd Patriarch of the Rinzai Zen lineage. Using a modernization of Koan (riddle) system in Japanese Zen, we will point right to the understanding of Binah or Clear Deep Heart/Mind by letting you experience it right in the moment. Participation is encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Hokyo Yoi Inu

Hokyo Yoi Inu

Ordained Zen Priest, Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Order
Hokyo Yoi Inu Joshua Routhier is a graduate student majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wayne State University, a trained Gestalt therapist, an ordained priest in the Hollow Bones Zen order and the head priest of the Thunder Drum Sangha. He works with clients on their... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Windsor
 
Friday, February 23
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers
JE

Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Classic

9:30am

Binah: The First Steps on the Path of Awakening (A Zen Perspective)
In this class, we will explore the Eight Fold Path as it related to Binah within the Kabbalah. To awaken, we must understand our placement in the universe as well as the unique circumstance of ego and the self. We will examine what it means to be awakened and the states we must traverse to deepen our love and our life. Questions are encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Hokyo Yoi Inu

Hokyo Yoi Inu

Ordained Zen Priest, Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Order
Hokyo Yoi Inu Joshua Routhier is a graduate student majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wayne State University, a trained Gestalt therapist, an ordained priest in the Hollow Bones Zen order and the head priest of the Thunder Drum Sangha. He works with clients on their... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

Everyday Alchemy
Laboratory? Check. Apron, goggles, calcining equipment? Check. Lead into gold! Absolutely, but not in the way that you think...Join in and learn how to work alchemy standing in line at the grocery store, sitting in traffic, and dealing with difficult people.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ontario/Huron

9:30am

Protection Magick for Everyone: How to be a Magickal Bad-Ass
Did you get sloppy with your personal protection? Were you complacent? Maybe you've been busy dealing with mundane life and family. But all of a sudden all hell has broken loose and you need to get to work. This lecture will cover many different ways to get a grip, and tackle both magickal and psychic attacks. A variety of magickal techniques and traditions will be discussed. From classic Witchcraft, to Angel Magick, to Hoodoo. Learn how to identify a hex, or a crossed condition and creative ways to push back, and take control.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan

Author, Garden Witch, psychic-clairvoyant
Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty five books. Ellen's popular non-fiction titles have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. She branched out successfully into paranormal fiction in 2015 with her popular "Legacy Of Magick" series, and has been featured... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Michigan

9:30am

Resiliency in Times of Crisis
The Rev. Hill will draw on a deep-rooted knowledge of the lore and long experience to teach simple and effective practices for building the strength, courage, and endurance to get through difficult times. Work will focus on building devotional practices and spirit ally relationships as well as other polytheistic techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Rev. Melissa Hill

Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Southfield

9:30am

The Bare Bones of Worshipping Lilith
Lilith as a deity is intense, inclusive, wonderful, scary, nurturing, demanding, and powerful. This workshop is about consciously working with Lilith. She demands you face what is repressed, hidden, unknown, and unconscious in order to find personal wholeness and wellness. Beginning with attendee’s current knowledge, we will discuss ways to interact with Lilith. Be prepared to move past assumptions and cultural limitations. In this workshop, we will talk about initiating direct interactions with her and the basics of worshiping Lilith, starting with connecting with her. Topics will include creating safe and sacred space for those interactions, setting up an altar, making offerings, and what you can expect if she chooses you.


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Classic

9:30am

The Magical Morning: Building a Daily Spiritual Practice
Hal Elrod's "The Miracle Morning" outlines his SAVERS, a set of exercises geared toward personal development. These exercises; Silence, Affirmation, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing are also a perfect system for spiritual development. In this workshop we will talk about how I have adapted the Miracle Morning into the Magical Morning, and built a daily spiritual practice from it.

Speakers
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Aurifex

Aurifex is a Roman Revivalist Polytheist, working primarily with Vulcanus and Minerva, and member of ADF.  He has been a pagan for 22 years, and a specifically Roman practitioner for nearly 10.  He has been the Fire Coordinator for the Between the Worlds Gathering for the last 5... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

11:30am

Creating Our Own Myths
Myths are living stories, and we can help them evolve. Whether it’s a different spin on a familiar tale or creating a new narrative completely, telling our own mythical stories can help us understand ourselves better, connect with the powers best suited to us, and change our entire worldview.

Speakers
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Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer, as well as being senior clergy for Gryphon’s Moon coven. Her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented workshops and led... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Classic

11:30am

The Authentic Witch: Crafting a Working Tradition
What does it mean to be an authentic Witch? Who or what sets the bar for authenticity? How can it define or impede your path? In this workshop, we'll look at key elements for crafting an effective practice that works for you, from the perspective of the Modern Traditional Witch.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Allen Park

11:30am

The Familiar Craft | The Art of Commanding Spirits
The Familiar Craft: The magical and psychic art of working with the spirit beings and frequencies that reside in all realms of existence, including our own. In this workshop we explore the three magical arts that together make The Familiar Craft; Mediumship, Soul Flight, and Conjuration. Learn techniques to enhance your natural psychic abilities as well as your command over the spirit worlds.

Speakers
DH

Devin Hunter

Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power & The Witch’s Book of Spirits, is a professional Psychic Medium and witch from Walnut Creek, CA. He holds multiple witchcraft initiations and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires. He is an AV Club favorited podcast host... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dearborn

11:30am

True Strength is Delicate Part 1: Tribal Ethics 101
This is Neo Tribal Ethics Part 1,and attendance to it is preferred of you wish to attend Part 2. We discuss types of tribal ethics, why we need them, what makes them work and how they help spiritual groups come together and stay together.

Speakers
avatar for EliSheva Nesher

EliSheva Nesher

EliSheva is from the Galilee, served in her country’s Security Forces, retired; ran an international business, retired; had a private psychotherapy practice until 2017,retired and is now a teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor ,Seer, and consultant to Pagan and other alternative spirituality... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Southfield

11:30am

Why I Viking
I am not what you would call your typical Heathen, nor am I your normal Wiccan or Pagan. I preach and I teach a different way to live. The Path of the Viking. A Warriors path, where men and women are equal. Where we follow a path of Gods that we don’t come crying to when we break a nail. Where we treat our ancestors with more respect than our Gods 99% of the time. Family is your highest priority and your life is that of faith and simplicity. Come and discuss with us the path of the Viking.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Andary

Kate Andary

Kate has been studying the philosophical idea of Religion for just over two decades, she landed her first teaching gig last year and has managed to teach many classes since then. Her joys and passions including teaching, dancing, and writing. Kate has gotten into and out of trouble... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Greenfield

11:30am

Wild Harvesting Herbs
Recommended books, tips when wild harvesting, preparing herbs for later use, handouts include herbs to avoid while pregnant, herbs for a fall medicine chest, medicinal herbs for children, herbs and drug interactions, herbs/wildflower properties and definitions.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ontario/Huron

11:30am

Your Psychic Language: Learning How Intuition Speaks to You
Psychic perceptions speak to each of us in different ways. Some people are incredibly visual, while others only get their messages as a feeling in their gut. Still others experience a combination of sensory perceptions, making it hard to know what to expect. The best guide for navigating your perceptions is to learn your unique symbol set. We will discuss the language of intuition, how sense/meaning associations are developed through the course of our lives, and how our relation to our five physical senses impacts how we process non­-physical perceptions.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Michigan

2:00pm

Balancing Masculine & Feminine Energies Within
Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energies Within - Masculine dominant energies need feminine balance. Feminine energies need masculine balance. What does this mean and why is it important? Looking within the self for clairity and answers to achieve a better sense of how to move forward with a balanced perspective.

Speakers
KA

Kelli Aych

Kelli Aych is a Mind/Body Wellness Practitioner, Coach, & Instructor with Rough Around the Diamond helping clients sort through the rough to find their diamond within. Her teachers have been Indigenous African, Native American, and Buddhist elders as well as a lifelong Pagan practice... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Southfield

2:00pm

Discovering Your Path
One of the best things about being Pagan is having the ability to choose your own path. To decide for yourself what you’re going to believe, whom you’re going to worship and what practices are right for you. But where do you start? How do you choose which path is right for you? This class will discuss some of the common paths in Paganism including Wicca, Viking, Hellenic, Shamanic, Fairy, and Eclectic. We’ll talk about the key elements of each path including common beliefs, Gods and Goddesses, and general practices. The class will end with a guided mediation designed to help you discover which path may be right for you.

Speakers
avatar for Dianna Romas

Dianna Romas

Dianna has been a practitioner of the craft for the last 15 years.  She has been an active participant in the Pagan community for the past 4 years and is a member of Pagan Pathways Temple and their teaching circle Hearthstone.  Within Hearthstone, Dianna has not only helped to write... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Model T

2:00pm

Knowing Our Mighty Dead
Everyone knows names like Gerald Gardner, Cora Anderson, and Doreen Valiente, but what about Sybil Leek, Leo Martello, Gwydion Pendderwen, and Evan John Jones? “Knowing Our Mighty Dead” is an inside look at some of the the most influential, but often overlooked, names in Modern Paganism. Take a tour through our recent history and become acquainted (or reacquainted) with some of our most important pioneers.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  Jason is the author... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Michigan

2:00pm

Lilith - Mother and Dark Goddess
Learn the ancient myths and legends of this ancient Goddess, and learn how she evolved from folklore and fiction to a powerful force in modern psychology, astrology, and fiction on television in the modern world.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Allen Park

2:00pm

Managing Psychic Sensitivity
Many people work to increase their psychic sensitivity and their empathy. There are many benefits to having increased sensitivity, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Becoming inundated and overwhelmed by other people’s emotions and highly charged atmosphere can be problematic. This workshop will offer straightforward techniques to manage your sensitivity so that it remains a benefit rather than becoming a detriment. Moreover, a technique will be shared to harness the excess energy so that it can be used, not just abated.

Speakers
avatar for Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:00pm

Mystics Have to Pay Bills Too
In the world of Magic, Mystery, and of course Mysticism, people tend to forget that there is a Grounding aspect that we need to grasp so that we can pursue our Spiritual Ventures. Let me show you how to balance the two.

Speakers
A

AVATAR

Joel has been teaching classes privately for over 20 years in various topics ranging from Self-defense to philosophical classes that bend the mind, including Philosophy and Magic related classes.


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Windsor

2:00pm

Saturn Says
Saturn never forgets what we say... and frequently our own words can get in the way of our magick. We'll discuss simple techniques drawn from NLP and ceremonial magick to give words more weight. Then join us for a guided meditation that uses Saturn's power to clarify magickal Will from simple Needs and Wants.

Speakers
JL

Jim Leach

Jim Leach, a House Kheperu Dedicant, is a Board Member of the Pagan Pathways Temple and a professional horror writer. He likes to paint pictures of skulls and bugs which can be purchased in the art show or at Twisted Things in Ypsilanti. Jim also serves as Chief Fear Monger at DailyNightmare.com... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ontario/Huron

2:00pm

The Evolution of the Shaman
The shaman of today’s Western world is not similar or dramatically different from the shaman of the traditional tribal cultures, both historically and as they exist today. This workshop explores some of the aspects of this evolution and why they are important to us.

Speakers
avatar for Kenn Day

Kenn Day

Shaman, ShamansTouch - Traditional Chinese Medicine & Shamanic Healing
Kenn is a working shaman, with a full-time practice in Cincinnati, since 1989. He is author of Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip and Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways. With over 30 years of experience as a ritualist, healer and teacher, he lives his bliss, along... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dearborn

2:00pm

The Modern Witch
Eye of newt, devil’s ear, witch’s tongue? What are they and do you really need that in your spell? Devin and Jacki take a look at some old school classic spells and show you how to bring them into the 21st century. Watch out, when these 2 get together they conjure some crazy ideas and break all the molds.

Speakers
DH

Devin Hunter

Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power & The Witch’s Book of Spirits, is a professional Psychic Medium and witch from Walnut Creek, CA. He holds multiple witchcraft initiations and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires. He is an AV Club favorited podcast host... Read More →
avatar for Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith

Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds theflavor of humor and lightheartedness. This witch has been making magic through her company,Coventry Creations for over 25 years and you may have grown up on her Blessed HerbalCandles. Her... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greenfield

4:00pm

First, Don't Get Tangled in the Curtain
What curtain? It's that glittery, gaudy, opaque veil of illusion. If we're serious about wanting to change the world, we need to be willing to go behind the curtain and understand the truth of what is needed without wasting time on judgement.
What is more useful to us; empathy or intuition? Join me as we explore how to identify and satisfy the core need in any situation. Learn how to apply the technique of "energy configuration."

Speakers
BD

Bona Dea

Bona Dea (Patricia DeSandro) is a seer/medium and works with the Wisewoman/Shamanic and Romano-Celtic traditions as an Elder and High Priestess. Since 1988, she has presented teachings and rituals in many locations around the country. Bona Dea founded Circle of the Sacred Grove Temple... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dearborn

4:00pm

No Trespassing
Wards are magical defenses that prevent a designated space such as a room, home, or property from injury or trespass by inimical forces, spirits, or persons. Typically focused upon enchanting liminal spaces such as thresholds, property boundaries, chimneys, weathervanes and foundations, wardings take the primal essence of territoriality and give it metaphysical heft, protecting oneself, family, and pets. In this class we will explore the themes of the protection of spaces in several long standing magical traditions as well as some innovations, analyze their features, and help you create effective defenses for your personal space that are both powerful and uniquely your own.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairlane

4:00pm

Pagan Parenting Roundtable
Parents of all ages and stages are welcome to share wisdom and gain insight on how to raise pagan children in a Christian world. Learn how others have dealt with school, family pressures, and coming out of the broom closet. Network with other parents who are living "alternative" lifestyles.

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Magick

Magick has been active in the pagan community for over 20 years volunteering her services at ConVocation, The Midwest Witches Ball, Six Crows, and other pagan venues. She was raised by her grandmother who was unknowingly a born kitchen witch. The arts of cooking, gardening, and folk... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classic

4:00pm

Pagan Spoons: Practicing with Executive Dysfunction
You wake up the morning of a major festival, you have grand plans to perform the perfect spell, or the night of the full moon is nigh, and you have been preparing for this moment for a while. The moment comes and you are unable to put your plans into action. For those of us living with physical and mental illness, sometimes plans go awry because we do not have the ability to turn plans into action. This is not a bad thing, and you are not a bad Pagan because of this fact. In this class, we discuss how to practice Paganism of a variety of different paths when you are living with physical and/or mental illness, and how to start a daily practice that works with your abilities.

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Lyssa Little Bear

Lyssa Little Bear is a practicing Hellenic Polytheist, a member of the Hellenic Polytheist reconstructionist organization Hellenion, and a student of their clergy program. She is the Demarkhos, or the president, of the Apple Blossom Proto-Demos of Hellenion, the Michigan-based chapter... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Allen Park

4:00pm

Striking a Balance: Ethics, Behavior, and Responsibilities in Delicate Situations
Intentionally or not small errors, accidental omissions, or hastiness in a response to big topics can cause serious issues within our exceptionally diverse community. MEC board member Andrew Robinson will moderate a panel discussion including elders of various traditions including Jacki Smith, Enafae Moore-Sweet, Glenn Brown and Fox [John Adelmann] aiming to help us make effective, efficient, and respectful responses in a changing, highly interconnected world. Topics will include everything from ethics in group situations to reaction and responsibilities on social media. We hope to help our community learn how to better navigate difficult situations. A portion of the time will be dedicated to audience questions.

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Glenn C Brown

I am a Sacred Pipe Carrier, a Sundancer, also a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Style. A Crystal Healer, plus an Ordained Reverend with The Universal Society of Ancient Ministries Church. I am a Professional Photographer, staff photographer for Michigan PaganFest, Michigan-Midwest... Read More →
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Jacki Smith

Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds theflavor of humor and lightheartedness. This witch has been making magic through her company,Coventry Creations for over 25 years and you may have grown up on her Blessed HerbalCandles. Her... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Southfield

4:00pm

The Alchemy Labs of Bohemia
We will discuss the golden age of alchemy in Bohemia during the reign of Rudolf II with particular focus on the laboratories of Vílem Of Rožmberk in Třeboň. This rich world of patronage allowed for exploration in the fields of mining, medicine, and metallurgy for both worldly and spiritual gains. These men and women found resources and relative safety as they tried to grasp all of the knowable aspects of the divine.

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Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Henry Ford

4:00pm

The Devil is in the Details
The Devil is in the details, a Satanists guide to growing your small business. Which ever path you walk, be welcome and join in the discussion and learn best practices, tips, tricks and a variety of business skills to aid in your entrepreneurial journey.

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Morgana Grimm

Morgana Grimm has a strong passion for art and business.  The artist behind Poking Dead Things and now budding business author is always looking to share her experiences and to openly exchange knowledge in the pagan community. She's just your friendly neighborhood Satanist.


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Erie

4:00pm

What's Cookin'? A Closer Look at 4 More Popular Herbs
A closer look at four of the more popular herbs used in cooking. What's so great about them? What else are they good for, besides seasoning your dinner? Come to this great class and learn more than you knew when you came through the door. Part 2 of a 2 part series on Herbalism

Speakers
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Tonya Greene

I have been practicing Wicca for about 6 years now. I was active in the West Michigan Pagan community for about 3 years, until I moved to Detroit. I've been involved with Pagan Pathways Temple since there was a building to call home. In the past 2 years, I've gotten more involved... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Model T

5:30pm

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

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Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Classic

7:30pm

Divination Invitational
The Divination Invitational is an opportunity for Readers and Querents to meet up for a free reading. If you use tea leaves, coffee grounds, pendulum, tarot, Lenormond, Oracles, bones, runes, crystal ball, stones, mirror, ashes, dominoes, dice, knife spinning, palmistry, I Ching, or any other method of divination, bring your materials and read for someone. Come see a new scrying method, get a reading, and perhaps learn something new. Compare notes with someone who practices the same method you do. Welcome all Scryers and Readers!

Speakers
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GreenWoman/Jo-Ann

GreenWoman/Jo-Ann has been attending ConVocation since 2004. She was introduced to Tarot as a teenager but truly began to appreciate and study Divination after meeting Ann Moura. Since then, she accumulated over 200 tarot, rune and oracle decks. She has taught several beginner Tarot... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Fairlane
 
Saturday, February 24
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers
JE

Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Classic

9:30am

A Journey through Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme
Looking at the song, "Are you going to Scarborough Fair?" What is so great about Rosemary, Sage, Parsley, and Thyme? What are they good for? Come join the discussion about these four herbs, and maybe learn a little about them that you didn't know before. Part 1 of a 2 part Herbalism class

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Greene

Tonya Greene

I have been practicing Wicca for about 6 years now. I was active in the West Michigan Pagan community for about 3 years, until I moved to Detroit. I've been involved with Pagan Pathways Temple since there was a building to call home. In the past 2 years, I've gotten more involved... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ontario/Huron

9:30am

Cursing and Counter-Cursing
Whether it’s part of Pagan Activism or personal work when is it appropriate to curse? What are the ethical considerations, and what does it mean to take on the burden of this kind of work? The Rev. Hill will share her own ethical framework and decision making process as well as practical ideas for how to be in the right headspace, have the appropriate materials, and know exactly how and why you are doing what you are doing.

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Rev. Melissa Hill

The Rev. Melissa Hill is a priest in the ADF Druidic tradition and a member of Cedarsong Grove, ADF in Lansing MI. Long ago she oathed herself to the gods under a full moon in the woods and shared a revealed star. She is a spiritworker, ritual artist, painter, blogger, homeschooling... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

9:30am

Encountering the Runes
The Runes are often looked at as simply a divination tool. This workshop is about approaching the Runes as spirits in and of themselves. The workshop explores what the lore can tell us about Them, to how to interact with Them, to appropriate offerings and communication, and will delve into deeper aspects of Runework from a spirit-based approach.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Erie

9:30am

Feminine Power in the Hebrew Tree of Life: a History
The feminine Divine is represented in the Hebrew Tree of Life (interpreted differently from European esoteric traditions) in the form of the Shekhinah and her attributes on the left side of the Tree. We will discuss the historical background, and then how that symbology and magic can be used for personal empowerment by women as well as men.

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EliSheva Nesher

EliSheva is from the Galilee, served in her country’s Security Forces, retired; ran an international business, retired; had a private psychotherapy practice until 2017,retired and is now a teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor ,Seer, and consultant to Pagan and other alternative spirituality... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

Gossip and Cliques in the Craft
Did you hear what Sister MoonStar said? Sparkle Raven couldn’t keep her hands off Pan last night…...Rumors and cliques are a pervasive and natural part of group dynamic. What can we do as clergy to prevent these natural tendencies from getting out of hand? We will discuss the delectable temptations, intentional harm and collateral damage brought about by gossip and rumors. Come prepared to delve into why gossip is so juicy, why it is so harmful, and what it means to build a community of love and trust. This will be a panel of pagans and witches of varying backgrounds and experiences. Open discussion is expected and encouraged. Our goal is not to rehash horror stories, but to provide the tools and insight needed to start healing individuals, the community, and society at large.

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Arcadia

Arcadia is a long time lurker of the ConVocation community, but has only recently started teaching. Psychologist by trade, witch by... everything else, he has been practicing in both solitaire and coven work for over ten years and works extensively with Greek and Egyptian pantheons... Read More →
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Mia

Priestess of Quicksilver Coven and eternally curious student of many paths, Mia strives to create a balance between intellectual endeavors and creative ones. She is always seeking new ways to use creativity and humor to celebrate the divine and reach out to my higher self. Mia has... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Henry Ford

9:30am

Shamanic Divination
In a moment of need, and with the help of your good spirits, any item in nature can be adapted into a divination system to get information for yourself, a client, or about an event or place. This class gives examples of divining with large stones, found objects, animals and insects and even dirt. If you can, please bring a large stone, acorns or seeds, or something of nature that has meaning for you. There will be time to practice these divination systems.


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Fairlane

9:30am

Singing through Slaughter: Harnessing Grief
Grief comes in many forms: but it always stems from loss. What if we could re-frame our perception from loss to giving freely? In Magick, all things are possible. We will speak of simple spell work, discuss choosing/making of talisman for this task and offer safe and sacred space to meet and discuss our grief. This class will have a heavy emotional toll, so support people and support animals are welcome.

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D. R. Dunne

D. R. Dunne, (Just D for short) is a writer, visual media artist, poet, dreamer, raconteur, spiritual teacher and witch.  She and her husband Steven, have taught several classes at the Pagan Pathways Temple.  She has recently published a book of Autobiographical poetry entitled... Read More →
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Steven Dunne

Steven Dunne is an author, visual artist, and student of mysticism.  In his day job, he is a registered nurse and has spent the majority of his 16 year career working in the field of Neurosciences.  Steven has published a novella titled, "Carrion", which is a philosophical treatise... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Model T

9:30am

The 13 Aspects of the Goddess
In this workshop, Geralyn Mystic will show you how to tap into the Divine Feminine that resides within each of us. By drawing on the different 13 aspects of the Goddess you can find empowerment and strength for your life. The workshop will give you the keys to open each of these doors. There will be a guided mediation during this workshop.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Southfield

11:30am

Lilith Mythology: More Than Meets the Eye
Lilith is so complex that astrology cannot limit her to one celestial body. Since Lilith chose me more than 20 years ago, I have been researching her stories. In this workshop, we will work together to move past Judeo-Christian mythology and the limitations those myths have caused in our society. Even when people reject Christianity or patriarchy, they continue to use those dualistic views of Lilith. We will discuss the multitude of contradictory Archetypes for Lilith and consider the ancient Goddess forms behind them. Please be prepared to talk. Questions are welcome.


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ontario/Huron

11:30am

Natal Astrology 101
Astrology is a great tool for people to use to learn who they are. It’s a way for people to look at the basic ingredients of who they are. This class will teach the basics of the Sun, Moon, and rising sign in a natal chart. We will go into the houses and major aspects of each planet. Finally we’ll talk about what the hemispheres mean for each chart. The class is geared toward teaching budding Astrologers the basics. The things we’ll learn are also good things for people to learn about themselves. We’ll take a look at the ingredients that make you, you!

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Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Henry Ford

11:30am

Runes and Runology Pt. 2
What are runes? Where did they come from? These are important questions for rune-workers because the answers inform the way we read rune-staves. This class will focus mainly on the “extra” runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, exploring their meaning and use in rune-work. (I did part one of this class last year).

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Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Southfield

11:30am

Secrets of the Amazon Warrior
Grab your strength and dive deep into the secrets of the warrior priestess path! Understand the mystic nature of the warrior. Learn about the real Amazon womyn and the goddesses they worshiped. Explore the power of blood mysteries, weapon symbolism and use, psychic armoring and the warrior’s rede. Each of these tools blend to align your will with untapped spiritual creative power to say to any obstacle, “move” and it will move. ..a spiritual practice called the “Warrior Voice”. Womyn of all ages and those who gender identify as womyn are welcome.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Erie

11:30am

Spellbound: Love Magic Through the Ages
Love magic is arguably the most universally practiced form of practical magic. Different spiritual traditions approach love magic differently and reveal their worldview through the way they bring two (or more) people together. It's often said that all magic is love magic; that cosmic eros is the sacred principle which orders all reality. But taking the abstract and putting it into practice is often tricky, and ultimately none of that matters without results. Together we will survey the different goals and methods used in several traditions of magic and highlight those which have a reputation for strong results.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Allen Park

11:30am

Spiritual Emergence: The Impact of Form
Spiritual Awakening involves the body as well as the spirit. Some people awaken during medical crises like Near Death Experiences while others experience physical symptoms like Kriyas and Kundalini rising as part of their awakening. Join Kenn Day and Jane Pierce for a discussion on why the "details" surrounding the body are an important part of the transformative experience.

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Kenn Day

Shaman, ShamansTouch - Traditional Chinese Medicine & Shamanic Healing
Kenn is a working shaman, with a full-time practice in Cincinnati, since 1989. He is author of Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip and Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways. With over 30 years of experience as a ritualist, healer and teacher, he lives his bliss, along... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Dearborn

11:30am

Tarot Intensive: Major Arcana/Oracle
This PowerPoint presentation workshop focuses on the trump cards. Each card will be examined including its association with Zodiac, element or planet. We will start with the Fool's Journey as an overview and compare that to Doreen Valiente's rare poem, “The Tarot Trumps”. Each card will then be discussed in depth. Participants will learn how to choose personal experiences and relate them to each card to use as a point of reference. For example, when did you encounter a situation that presented itself as the Fool? Traditional symbolism will be discussed while viewing the highlighted cards taken from various decks. We will then turn our attention to Oracle decks and how they are used, highlighting a few different types and discussing how they can work with traditional tarot in a reading.

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Pat Camarena-Rose Barbary

Pat has been reading tarot since 1986. She is pictured in Jennifer Moore's The Healing Tarot, which was published in the 1997 and was present for many ritual photo shoots when the deck was in development.  As a sought-after reader, known as Carmela Fortuna, in Boston, MA she had... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Classic

2:00pm

Connecting to the Sacred Center
Try out an alternative visualization for grounding and centering. The omphalos, or world navel, is an understanding of the sacred center which has different metaphorical implications compared to the more familiar axis mundi, or world tree. We will explore the history and mythology of these ideas and do guided meditations to experience new ways of connecting to the sacred center.

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Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer, as well as being senior clergy for Gryphon’s Moon coven. Her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented workshops and led... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Windsor

2:00pm

Iron Ritualist
Between animals, accidents, natural disasters, and human nature, every ritual presenter has a litany of things-that-went-wrong. In the sincere belief that every object is sacred and that necessity is the mother of invention, Iron Ritualist presents a series of think-on-your-feet situations for participants to solve within seconds. Elimination rounds have been added this year to speed up the pace and new trials and tribulations are to come! Come ready to be challenged, to observe the fun, or to learn new paths out of tight spots!

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Sapphire

Sapphire's tradition is a fusion of practices. Utilizing thirty years of experience to accomplish the blending of the beliefs and practices of her multi-cultural ancestors, Sapphire brings synchronicity and focus to overlapping systems. Recent grandmothers and great-grandmothers were... Read More →
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Shadowdragon

Shadowdragon's wide experience of studies has included Celtic and Norse beliefs, Ceremonial systems of magic, and initiation and work within The Ordo Draconis. Current practice is a fusion of work involving ancestral exploration and communion along with the magical celebration of... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dearborn

2:00pm

Magic of the Lunar Mansions
The Arabic Mansions of the Moon are often described as a Lunar Zodiac; a division of the passage of the Moon into 28 zones, about one per day. Each "Manzil" foretells the life of those born under it, but plays an important role in the creation of talismans in the tradition of Scholastic Image Magic. Picatrix, Cornelius Agrippa and many other grimoires detail their astrologically timed creation for countless purposes. These talismans are perhaps the simplest examples of this system, explaining their ubiquity. In this class we will discuss how to select and make basic Mansion talismans.

Speakers
avatar for Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford Hartleigh-Low

Clifford is an accomplished practitioner of several schools of magic with a career spanning three decades, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from NYU. He coined the term "dark paganism" in 1993, has developed multiple systems of magic from the ground up, was an Internet pioneer on occult... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Model T

2:00pm

Medicine Wheel Teachings
Indigenous people all over the earth use the directions of the compass to describe the nature of our universe, our placement within cycles of creation, and the phases of our lives. This class discusses the seven directions common to the Indigenous peoples of North America, their meanings, the concept of the “red road” and the “blue road” and the strengths available to us to help navigate our life journeys. A short mediation to find an answer for a current life problem through the use of the Medicine Wheel teachings will be included in the class.


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Erie

2:00pm

Sacred Hearts: The Counselor Caste of House Kheperu
In House Kheperu, magic, energy, and ritual roles are shared among three castes. Of these three, the counselor caste fills roles traditionally seen as feminine: creating energy, harnessing empathy, and nurturing connections among people. In this class, we'll focus on the roles in ritual and community that the counselor caste generally takes on, and explore why our current society tends to see these roles as more feminine ­­ and how these strengths transcend the gender binary.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... Read More →
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Sarah Giovanelli

Sarah is the Counselor Caste Elder for House Kheperu. She has worked with the Dark Mother since she was revived at her birth.


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Michigan

2:00pm

The Buddha and the Devil II
The well-received class from prior years picks up where the Punk Monk and Satanism's right-hand man continue to share their unique perspectives that surprisingly echo one another on topics ranging from, but not limited to the power of positivity, seeking the silver linings while maintaining personal integrity during healthy conflict resolution, combating passive aggressiveness

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Hokyo Yoi Inu

Ordained Zen Priest, Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Order
Hokyo Yoi Inu Joshua Routhier is a graduate student majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wayne State University, a trained Gestalt therapist, an ordained priest in the Hollow Bones Zen order and the head priest of the Thunder Drum Sangha. He works with clients on their... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Southfield

2:00pm

True Strength is Delicate Part 2: The Hebrew Pagan View
In part one of the presentation we discussed the ethics that some neo tribal groups adopt in order to get along well, avoid conflict and stay together.This is a discussion on how to apply them in practice.

Speakers
avatar for EliSheva Nesher

EliSheva Nesher

EliSheva is from the Galilee, served in her country’s Security Forces, retired; ran an international business, retired; had a private psychotherapy practice until 2017,retired and is now a teacher, speaker, spiritual mentor ,Seer, and consultant to Pagan and other alternative spirituality... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Allen Park

2:00pm

When Your Body is a Jail Cell
Calling all starseeds, ET's, alchemists: Do you feel like you are not from here? Like you belong somewhere else? Have you never truly felt at "home" in your body? This workshop will serve as a container to be able to explore your feelings of "otherness" and discomfort at being on Earth with like-minded individuals, while also understanding the importance of anchoring yourself in your earthly body and on this planet. It's time to level-up this experience of being Human.

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avatar for Rachel Leah Gerson

Rachel Leah Gerson

Metaphysical Practitioner, Doorway to Self
Rachel Leah Gerson is a Metaphysical Practitioner and Creatrix of Doorway to Self. Rachel delved into the depths of her own shadows after years of self-loathing, psychic abuse, and complete misunderstanding of her own abilities, and emerged in a place of deep self love and a grounded... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classic

4:00pm

Altars for the Orisha
The Orisha, the knowable aspects of God on Earth, are an important part of the Yoruba culture and the Orisha traditions world wide. An introduction to the most common Orisha will be shared, along with customary altar styles and typical offerings that the Orisha prefer to receive. Guidelines for communication are also covered. This class includes a guided meditation to meet, honor and receive information from the Orisha of the waters, Yemaya, the mother of life. Please bring a glass of water.


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Allen Park

4:00pm

Building A Cone of Power: Magic in the Witch’s Circle
Most Witchcraft books reference “building the cone of power” but what exactly is the cone of power and how do a group of Witches effectively build one together? Explore the ins and outs of raising energy, along with how to cast a powerful circle in order to create truly memorable and powerful ritual experiences. This workshop combines the history, theory, and the hands on building of a cone of power in one concise package. Come ready to raise some energy and learn some new tricks!

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avatar for Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching  and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  Jason is the author... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Southfield

4:00pm

Designing Effective Rituals
The creation of new rituals that are safe, moving, and efficacious is both an art and a science. In this class, several models for describing, testing, and balancing ritual outlines will be presented. We will also talk about why rituals work and how they have the potential to touch and to change us. The methods and paradigms offered will be applicable to most Neo-Pagan and Western Magick traditions.

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avatar for Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Henry Ford

4:00pm

Getting to the Center: Sacred Creation and Care
What is a daily practice? What goes into a daily practice? How do you create and care for your scared space? This interactive class will help you explore the different aspects of grounding, centering, shielding and banishing. Discover what truly goes in a daily practice and how to develop one while including some quick and easy techniques. This class will have a guided meditation.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ontario/Huron

4:00pm

The Magic in You
In this class we talk about our energy, and the magic of being you. How you can take that magic and make the world around you a better place. We will be creating journals for you to take with you and keep a record of the daily magic you share with the world.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Windsor

4:00pm

The Religion of Many Paths - Hittite Through the Eons
Many people over the years have asked me what my faith was. I frequently associate with the Pagan community and teach classes that are very compatible with many faiths. So what is it I follow and Why does it cover so much? This class will publicly announce my faith and try to define it to all who are interested. This is not a "Whose Religion is Better" discussion. It is a discussion about the Religion I practice and an attempt to answer any questions about it.

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AVATAR

Joel has been teaching classes privately for over 20 years in various topics ranging from Self-defense to philosophical classes that bend the mind, including Philosophy and Magic related classes.


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classic

4:00pm

Unbinding Loki
Let's talk about the trickster God of the Norse Pantheon, including His mythology, history, and modern practices. Is He really the Satan of the Norse pantheon? Are His followers awful people? This class will include storytelling, a small history lesson, and some amusing personal anecdotes.

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Nicole

Nicole is a Northern Tradition spiritworker, and the owner of Living Roots Creations. She is a Sagittarius, enjoys gin martinis, and has spent the better part of the last two decades studying across varying traditions. She currently lives in Mason, MI with her two year-old son.


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dearborn

4:00pm

What’s My Spell?
If given a bag of ingredients and a spell to cast, could you improv your way into effective magic? Any book of spells is a guide to what is possible and a book of inspiration for your imagination to play with. Jacki will show you how to bring the magic off the page into practical and fun application. Join Jacki in this fun witch-tastic game show where teams of witches will compete to create the most creative spell with the most mundane objects. There will be prizes!

Speakers
avatar for Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith

Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds theflavor of humor and lightheartedness. This witch has been making magic through her company,Coventry Creations for over 25 years and you may have grown up on her Blessed HerbalCandles. Her... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairlane

5:30pm

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers
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Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Classic
 
Sunday, February 25
 

8:30am

The Chalice Well Circle - A 12 Step Recovery Meeting
This circle is a Closed Meeting that is only open to those ConVocation Attendees that have a " desire to recover from substance abuse or addictive behaviors" as stated in our 3rd Tradition. Our meetings are based on a "revised version" of the 12 steps and 12 tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This revision helps to include all attendees, of any religious faith, that are involved in any kind of 12 step recovery group, outside of this convention.

Speakers
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Jim Ekhardt

Jim is an eclectic solitaire pagan by choice. At present, Jim helps run Blackberry Pines Farm, a clothing optional poultry farm near Saugatuck Michigan with his husband of over 20 years. They raise Non-GMO pasture raised poultry and lamb for clients and themselves. They also sell... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Classic

9:30am

72 Minute Runes
A basic chance to take a look at the 24 Elder Futhark Runes in only 72 Minutes. Bring your thinking caps. You will get exactly three minutes with each Rune, to figure it out, look at it and get to know it. This class is great for beginners to get your intuition going and to get an idea of what the Runes are like. For those that know the Runes it’s great to review and remember and maybe see another perspective. This will be an open discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Andary

Kate Andary

Kate has been studying the philosophical idea of Religion for just over two decades, she landed her first teaching gig last year and has managed to teach many classes since then. Her joys and passions including teaching, dancing, and writing. Kate has gotten into and out of trouble... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Allen Park

9:30am

A Visit With Binah
Binah is the root of time, the primal source individual awareness, the first pang of the pain of separation and more. Binah is also the Dark Mother and the sea of her tears. She is what is attained upon crossing the Abyss. Although there will be references to the Tree of Life, this class will explore the nature of her realm and reality using explanations, images, and chants to make Binah accessible to all.

Speakers
avatar for Ivo Dominguez Jr

Ivo Dominguez Jr

Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Ontario/Huron

9:30am

Celebrate New Life with a Blessingway
I will explain how to celebrate a woman who is having a baby with a Blessingway ceremony. This is not a baby shower, it is to celebrate the mom. This is a version of a Navajo ceremony. It is a more intimate gathering. Gifts given are hand made, as well as the feast food. As a retired home birth midwife I helped hold this ceremony a few times and was greatly appreciated by the mom-to-be who was being honored.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa

Lisa

I am a retired home birth midwife and a freelance artist. My honey and I are caretakers of a 450 acre farm-----heaven!!


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Henry Ford

9:30am

The Heart Sutra: The “No” Sutra
Chanted daily in Zen Temples throughout the world, the Heart Sutra is one of the most well known texts in the Buddhist Canon. Teaching the Perfection of Wisdom, “Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form,” the Heart Sutra remains a life long practice to open us to the truth of our every day experience. Join us for a review of the text and some traditional practices associated with it.


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Dearborn

9:30am

The Secret Country of Yourself: Inside Out
Within each of us there is a hidden, living land, immense and forbidding, wondrous and brilliant. There you find treasures hidden between the stars, in the lights and shadows, the schools and cathedrals of your most holy being. Using materials from her book, The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Magic of Your Endless Inner World, Jenya teaches how the exploration of your sacred inner landscape can help you bring your great works into the shared reality.

Speakers
avatar for Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy

Jenya T. Beachy is a teacher, a writer, a priest, a farmer, a brewer, and a Witch. She is the author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magic of Your Endless Inner World (Llewellyn 2017). Jenya's blog is Dirt-Heart Witch at Patheos Pagan.


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Classic

12:00pm

Junk Drawer Divination
Bringing your tarot deck, runes, crystal ball, or any other tools used in divining will not be necessary for this workshop. Instead we will explore, and try our hand at some lesser-known methods using common, every day, easy to find objects and interpretations. Join me in these acts of divination as we seek intuition, wisdom and guidance through the aid of: silverware; food and drink; dice and playing cards; candles and wax; coins, charms, and other small trinkets; books and magazines; needle and thread; and so much more In addition, everyone will have the opportunity to share their own personal favorites if you choose. Materials will be provided.


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Model T

12:00pm

Raisins and Leaves: Mindfulness Practice
Do you have a hard time focusing for ritual? Does the thought of "meditating" or "sitting with your inner stillness" seem dull? Or have you been involved in so many meditation circles that the usual visualizations are dry? Then this is the class for you. We will be exploring various alternatives to traditional mindfulness meditations that require movement and engagement that can easily be modified to fit your personal practice.

Speakers
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Arcadia

Arcadia is a long time lurker of the ConVocation community, but has only recently started teaching. Psychologist by trade, witch by... everything else, he has been practicing in both solitaire and coven work for over ten years and works extensively with Greek and Egyptian pantheons... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Southfield

12:00pm

Sacred Clowns
Learning about the different types of Sacred Clowns of the Indigenous Peoples and how to work with them.

Speakers
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Glenn C Brown

I am a Sacred Pipe Carrier, a Sundancer, also a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Style. A Crystal Healer, plus an Ordained Reverend with The Universal Society of Ancient Ministries Church. I am a Professional Photographer, staff photographer for Michigan PaganFest, Michigan-Midwest... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Dearborn

12:00pm

Stones and Chakras
By working with crystals and minerals corresponding to each of the chakras, this workshop offers the opportunity to learn about your subtle energy centers and how they represent all the different areas of your life. Through a combination of explanation and guided meditation, we will learn how to open and balance all of the chakras in order to experience greater harmony and integration.

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Literata

Literata is a Wiccan priestess and writer, as well as being senior clergy for Gryphon’s Moon coven. Her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Literata has presented workshops and led... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Allen Park

12:00pm

The Art of Sigil Witchery
Are you intimidated by the idea of Sigil Magick? Do you think it's only for Ceremonial Magicians? Afraid you may make a mistake or aren't an artist? Fear not! Ancient civilizations from around the globe have harnessed the power of the drawn line to make their mark on the world. We'll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, what they can mean for you, and how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch residing in Seattle, WA. Her art explores the realm of Myth and the Esoteric and has been featured in numerous publications and shows across the world. She blogs at "A Modern Traditional... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Classic

12:00pm

The Spiritual Warrior – Mastering Cleansing and Protection
Level up your protection and boundaries by exploring the effectiveness of your shields, understanding what dirty energy feels like and when you are under attack. Jacki will touch on the many skills a spiritual warrior needs.

Speakers
avatar for Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith

Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds theflavor of humor and lightheartedness. This witch has been making magic through her company,Coventry Creations for over 25 years and you may have grown up on her Blessed HerbalCandles. Her... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fairlane

12:00pm

The Writer's Craft
This class was so popular for the past three years that we decided to do it again! Join authors Michelle Belanger and Ellen Dugan as they discuss the writer's craft. Both Michelle and Ellen are published in Non-fiction and Fiction genres and have plenty of information and practical advice to share. This information will be very helpful for aspiring writers, traditionally published authors, and INDY authors. This will be a relaxed lecture and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Also at the end of the class, Ellen and Michelle will both be reading excerpts from their latest novels.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger

Michelle Belanger is a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics. Michelle's non-fiction research has been sourced in television shows, university courses, and publications around the world. She has worked as a media liaison for fringe communities, lectured on vampires... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan

Author, Garden Witch, psychic-clairvoyant
Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of twenty five books. Ellen's popular non-fiction titles have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. She branched out successfully into paranormal fiction in 2015 with her popular "Legacy Of Magick" series, and has been featured... Read More →


Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Michigan