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Thursday, February 22
 

7:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Join the MEC Board, ConVocation Staff, and all of our guests as we create sacred space and kick start the weekend!


Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Michigan

8:30pm

Ritual to Rhiannon
Are you ready to give up your illusion of control, and in doing so meet your power? Horse magick is not just for little girls with unicorns, or rural people. Spend some time with Rhiannon, and see how she can help you carry yourself through difficulties.

Speakers

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

8:30pm

The Watchers of the Faery Tradition
In the lore of the Old Craft it is said that the Witch Power comes from the blood of an ancient race, the Faeries and Dzfallen angelsdz from the time before humankind. The Faery tradition reveres these ancient powers and seeks communion with them in order to deepen our magical knowledge. In this rite in the style of BlueRose Faery tradition, we will invoke the ancient Watchers and connect with them in the hopes of receiving personal messages and guidance.

Speakers
avatar for Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf

Owner, The Mystic Dream
Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and magical supply store. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds... Read More →


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

10:30pm

13 Moons and a Skein
We will use yarn and magic to journey through the year of the woman's calendar and weave a new reality.

Speakers
KC

Kenya Coviak

Kenya Coviak, Detroit's Pagan Journalist, Activist, Magical Teacher, Family Service Worker, and the creator behind Detroit Conjure and Folk Magic Festival. Presenter  ConVocation, Michigan Pagan Fest, Pagan Pride Day Detroit, Bluewater Pagan Conference, Pagan Pathways Temple, and... Read More →


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

10:30pm

Forming Psyche: From Details to Divinity
Join Psyche on her hero's journey in the feminine realm. Explore the relationship dynamics of this classic myth with an Anderson Feri tradition ritual. Coming to the class discussing the details that embody the trials and triumphs of Psyche is encouraged but not required.

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 10:30pm - Friday February 23, 2018 12:00am
Michigan
 
Friday, February 23
 

9:00am

Morning Devotional
Join us as we greet the day with a relaxed morning devotional. In a tradition borrowed from the WSTS, we will begin with a delivery of the Charge of the Goddess, then set our intent for the day, and finally raise energy in a brief meditation.

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 →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Fairlane

9:30am

A Prayer to Sunna: A Devotional Rite
Sunna is the Norse Goddess of the Sun. For this time, we will be dedicating this space to Her and opening with a prayer and offerings. You are welcome to join us, experience Her energy, and petition Her for any help you may need. Due to Sunna's gregarious nature, there is a chance this may become a possessory rite. In that case, there will be a handler on-site. Follow their instruction. While it is good manners to bring an offering to a devotional rite, it is not required. She is partial to honey and sunflowers.

Speakers
N

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.


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

2:00pm

Freya Ritual
Freya. We see Her in popular culture depicted as the Goddess of “love and beauty,” but She is far more complex. She is the witch who initiated Oðinn the mysteries of seiðr. She is the Maiden who holds the horn of Precious Mead. She is wedded to the mysterious Oðr, whose name means “Spirit.” These are the aspects of Freya we will honor today. Come prepared to take a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Speakers

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

4:00pm

Hekate At The Crossroads: A Meeting of Mind & Movement
In honor of the goddess Hekate, we shall meet at the Crossroads, engaging in a ritual that combines live music, sacred dance, and embodied movement to allow us to see where we have come from, where we are at, and where we are going- individually and as a community. Tempest and Nathaniel will present an ecstatic rite that fuses together elements of Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Dance, Inspired World Music, and Ritual Performance. You will be welcomed to participate at your own level of comfort, no dance or ritual experience necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Johnstone

Nathaniel Johnstone

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with... Read More →
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 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ontario/Huron

4:00pm

The Rite of the Seven Jars
In one of our myths Melek Ta’us, the Peacock Angel, is said to have collected his tears in seven jars and used them to extinguish the fires of Hell. Part trance journey, part exercise, and part ritual devoted to the Blue God of the Faery tradition, we will journey to this infernal dimension so that we might assist in the purification and release of those souls trapped there, as well as our own inner demons of guilt, shame, and fear, to transform this darkness into the shining light of divine freedom for ourselves and the world.

Speakers
avatar for Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf

Owner, The Mystic Dream
Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and magical supply store. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds... Read More →


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

7:00pm

Four Faces of Greek Goddesses
Athena, Hecate, Aphrodite, Persephone… Four Archetypal Goddesses with four very different images and purposes, all are a part of the same whole that we know of as the feminine divine. In this ritual we will work with four Greek Deities to better understand the many faces of the Goddess and gain insight into how we relate to Them. We will look at how Wisdom, Truth, Love and Resilience all bring us to the same serene source. Step forward with us and commune with the feminine divine that lies within us all. Four clergy will be prepared as vessels to allow the deity to speak through them.

Speakers
QC

Quicksilver Coven

Quicksilver Coven has been offering rituals at local conventions for the last seven years. We are an eclectic group, but traditionally inspired. We especially enjoy working with other groups in the community to offer transformative and invocatory rituals.


Friday February 23, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Greenfield

8:00pm

The Black Rose Sabbatic Dance
The fantastical tales of the Witches’ Sabbat, which scandalized medieval Europe, contained fragments of authentic visionary lore. These are oneiric entry-points into the Witches Dream: the Eternal Sabbat of celebration and magic from which all Witches may draw inspiration and power. Join us as we fly by broom and stang, by dark of night, to where Witches dance and hold their secret rites. We will meet the Magister, the tutelary spirit of the Black Rose coven, and strengthen our connection to the Witch Blood: the unspeakable and ancient Witch Power, which guides our path and deepens our Craft.

Speakers
avatar for Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf

Owner, The Mystic Dream
Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and magical supply store. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds... Read More →
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 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Dearborn

9:30pm

A Naturalistic Ritual of Connection to Mother Earth
Join us in a ritual of devotion to Mother Earth herself, to the life-giving miracle of the soil, water, air, and Sun which sustains us all. Our commitment to fight for the Earth is more critical than ever. The ritual will strengthen our connections to our Earth, which are always present but not always in our thoughts. We will feel the breath and circulation of our Earth as they move through each of us, and we will stand in service of our Earth and the other living beings that also are part of our family of life. Both theists and non-theists are welcome. This will be an opportunity for those curious about Naturalistic Paganism to experience an example of our non-theistic rituals.

Speakers
avatar for John Halstead

John Halstead

John Halstead is a Pagan activist and author. He helped found the first chapter of 350.org in his home state, Indiana, where he advocates for a just transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy. John was also the principal facilitator of “A Pagan Community Statement... Read More →
avatar for Dr Jon Cleland Host

Dr Jon Cleland Host

Jon grew up in and lives in Michigan.  His Naturalistic Pagan spirituality is centered on Ancestors and our connections as part of this wondrous Universe. Jon’s publications include essays in the anthologies Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans (2016) and Faithful Practices... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Fairlane

10:00pm

D is for Dionysus: A Ritual for the Wild One
In this ritual we call to Dionysus and His wild nature. We call to Him to help us unlock the pieces of ourselves that have been closed down, cultured, locked away, tamed and hidden. We will revel in ecstatic energetic abandon, we will sing, we will dance, and perhaps imbibe a tiny of his sacred drink. We offer this ritual to honor Him and call the wild out of the cells of our beings. Io Evohe Dionysus!

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 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Michigan

10:30pm

Day of the Young Gods
This Greek-inspired ritual celebrates the upcoming birthday of Persephone, as the Gods, as children themselves, celebrate with Her. Each will brings gifts that will be shared with any participants who are interested. This ritual is intended to introduce our newer participants to the Hellenic Pantheon, bring a new layer of understanding to those already familiar, and provide the gifts of the Gods to all participants.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 10:30pm - Saturday February 24, 2018 12:00am
Greenfield
 
Saturday, February 24
 

9:00am

Morning Devotional
Join us as we greet the day with a relaxed morning devotional. In a tradition borrowed from the WSTS, we will begin with a delivery of the Charge of the Goddess, then set our intent for the day, and finally raise energy in a brief meditation.

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 9:00am - 9:30am
Fairlane

9:30am

Ritual for your Furry Friends
We will talk shortly about what makes a familiar and go over the ritual. We will clear the space ,Then  we will cast the circle. We  will pass a basket of pouches out and everyone will pick one.


On the table there will be herbs (cedar, bay leaf, catnip, comfrey, dried garlic and thyme). Everyone will go around the room and grab a written copy of the ritual(to follow along with the chant and so they can repeat later if they would like) and put some herbs in their pouch after this we will do the chant and close the circle, everyone can take there new charm bag home and add something of their familiar to fully complete it.

*children are welcome to attend.

*your pet doesn't have to be furry for this ritual


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

9:30am

The Witch's Forge: Invoking the Iron Pentacle
The Faery tradition of witchcraft is martial in nature, providing an array of practices that seek to refine the practitioner, increase their knowledge, and deepen their power. Toward this the Iron Pentacle is paramount. Like a blacksmith working their forge and hammer, the Faery practitioner uses this tool to reshape, sharpen, and temper their consciousness, becoming a finely tuned instrument for the Old Powers. As a psychic diagnostic tool the Iron Pentacle offers the witch a means of self-exploration, identifying areas where we consume life force or may be leaking it away. As a ritual practice it offers a means to heal and strengthen those areas affected by imbalance or injury, strengthening our will and our magic.

Speakers
avatar for Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf

Owner, The Mystic Dream
Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and magical supply store. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds... Read More →


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

11:30am

The Dance of Cosmic Harmony
Come dance an ancient pattern that resets and restores the hidden energy matrices of earthly life. This form of "energy configuration" will restore your relationship with Earth and reset the framework that will give birth to a new form of community. Hear some of the cultural references from myth and legend and learn some of the ancient symbols that correspond to this working. This is a profound experience that could change the way you understand life and how you fit into the greater cosmic pattern. Handouts provided.

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 →


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

2:00pm

Release and Surrender: Letting Go of the Unneeded
The energy of Binah is creator and destroyer, in that way, we must ourselves give away those things which are no longer useful to make way for those things that we wish to give birth to. Bring a symbol of something you wish to let go of to Ritual. You will not get this item back, so choose wisely. If you can't think of anything, paper and marker will be provided to use. We will give these things away to the Earth, then build energy toward the things we wish to bring forth. Surrender brings forth strong emotions, so please bring any support people or animals you feel you will need to get through the rite.

Speakers
avatar for D. R. Dunne

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 →
avatar for Steven Dunne

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 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greenfield

4:00pm

Dhyanna Darshan
Dhyanna is the all mother, chalice of the earth. She is containment and material form, the very stuff from which the earth is made. This intimate gathering is an opportunity to sit with Her and ask Her blessing and to receive Her presence into your life.

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 →


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

4:00pm

The Triple Goddess Empowerment Ritual
Join Ellen Dugan for an eclectic ritual that celebrates the maiden, the mother and the crone. We all need empowerment from time to time, and there's no better way to accomplish that than to re-connect to the triple goddess. What messages do the goddesses have for you? Here's your chance to find out. Both men and women are welcome.

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 →


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

7:30pm

Down to the Well of Memory: A Visionary Journey
Come on a guided journey to the Well of Memory. Peer deep into its boundless waters to receive a vision from your Higher Self.

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 →


Saturday February 24, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Greenfield

8:00pm

The Crossroads to Freedom
A cleansing, washing and blessing of our body and spirit. Through drum, song and prayer, Witchdoctor Utu, Baba Ted Jauw, Kate Jauw and the the Dragon Ritual Drummers will facilitate a service to commemorate the journey of those that sought and fought for their freedom via the Underground Railroad. We will create and journey through the sacred conjure symbol of the "Cairn and Cross", freeing ourselves of our tribulations, being cleansed and renewed. By creating and walking the Cairn and Cross, the invocation of Harriet "Mama Moses" Tubman and the spirits of the Underground Railroad, we will travel the crossroads to freedom and replenish ourselves on a dark winter night. (drummers and dancers of all levels welcome to join)

Speakers
avatar for Dragon Ritual Drummers

Dragon Ritual Drummers

The Dragon Ritual Drummers are an award winning, chart topping pagan drum troupe with a global following. Hailing from the Niagara Region of Canada, their music celebrates the Earths sacred mysteries, community and tribal magik. They have headlined top tier mainstream and spiritual... Read More →


Saturday February 24, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Allen Park

8:30pm

The Rite of the Cosmic Weaver
At birth our souls cross the starry threshold woven by the Cosmic Weaver, connecting the world of mortals with the planes of spirit. As souls move from one plane to the next the Cosmic Weaver, known to some as Grandmother Spider or Spider Mother, attaches a silken thread of spirit to each of us. These threads, sometimes referred to as Aka threads or Etheric cords, connect all of us in a great cosmic web. In this rite we will access the web and call upon the Cosmic Weaver to influence it and help us strengthen the bonds of self and community. Join Devin Hunter and friends for this unique and powerful ritual.

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 →


Saturday February 24, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Fairlane

9:30pm

Surrendering to the Dark Mother: A Ritual of Ending
What things in your life have outlived their usefulness? In honor of Binah, we will invoke the Dark Mother to aid us in releasing what holds us back. Come prepared with a work that symbolizes what you need to surrender.

Speakers
SG

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 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Greenfield
 
Sunday, February 25
 

9:00am

Morning Devotional
Join us as we greet the day with a relaxed morning devotional. In a tradition borrowed from the WSTS, we will begin with a delivery of the Charge of the Goddess, then set our intent for the day, and finally raise energy in a brief meditation.

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 →


Sunday February 25, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Fairlane

9:30am

The Winged Serpent: The Blue God of Faery
A central figure in the varied mythos of the Faery witchcraft tradition is that of the androgynous Blue God of sensuality and divinity, the beloved child of the Star Goddess. Said to have been formed by the joining of “two bright spirits” within Her womb and then “perfected into God”, the Blue God is most often invoked in two forms: the youthful Dian y Glas, who is the spark of divinity within all of humankind, and the powerful Melek Ta’us who is the full spectrum of all human potential. We will touch upon various myths of the Divine Twins and how they inform our understanding of the God of Faery. Then we will perform a ritual to bring all parts of ourselves together and tap into our inner Blue God to receive messages, blessings, and a deeper knowledge of our own true potential.

Speakers
avatar for Storm Faerywolf

Storm Faerywolf

Owner, The Mystic Dream
Professional author, teacher, warlock, and co-owner of The Mystic Dream, a spiritual and magical supply store. An initiate of the Faery tradition with over thirty years experience practicing witchcraft, he has been teaching both privately and publicly for more than twenty. He holds... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Join us for the last event of ConVocation 2018 as we release our circle and thank those who made this weekend happen.


Sunday February 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Michigan