With Joy as this year’s theme, we’ve decided to have another Art Show! (We had one last when the theme was Communication.)
Two years ago we were back at the Northampton MA site where we started, and Raymond Taylor did this birds eye view painting of that hotel- which no longer exists except in our memories, and this painting.
No matter what your medium, or whether you work in sacred space or just bliss out, we hope you’ll come and share your work this year at the art show.
We are excited to announce that Raven Kaldera will be returning this year! We’ll be posting a list of the classes he’ll be presenting this year soon. Do check back!
Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition shaman, intersex/transgender FTM activist, erotica educator, Ordeal Master, Speaker for the Transgendered Dead, homesteader, diviner, psychic vampire, herbalist, polyamorous parent, and author of many, many books, articles, and short stories. Raven is a builder of bridges between worlds, a crosser of boundaries between communities, a Reweaver of the Web. He is the Dreamer Whose Dreams Come True. ‘Tis an ill wind that blows no minds. www.ravenkaldera.org/.
We a hotel! This year our conference will be held at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York, the first weekend in November. We’ll also be offering deep discounts for those who register early- vendors and attendees, so keep checking back here, and share on your own social media!
We’ve had a few speakers call in that they are unable to attend, Lady AMber Dawn, Tracy Andryc, &
Kirsten Houseknecht. (If you want to send a little healing energy their way, it would not be unwelcome).
But new workshops are added to fill in the schedule (which we hope to publish momentarily) so that you still have more wonderful events than you can attend. Check the Workshop page.
New ones include: Using Tarot in Fiction Writing- Kathryn Smith
Tarot cards can be a valuable tool for the fiction writer. Ever run into a recalcitrant character who just didn’t want to tell you what was going on in their heads, or get stuck on a plot point where you feel that the answer is just out of reach? Try using tarot to gain insights into your characters. We’ll discuss how to do a reading for a character, or to divine what might happen if you take the plot in one direction rather than another. Your characters are lurking in your subconscious, and the cards are just the tool to help you tease them into the open.
The Ethics of Divination – Lois Fitzpatrick (a/k/a SewMagical)
Doing readings for others can be fun and enlightening, but it can also be a great responsibility. We will discuss some suggested do’s and don’ts, as well as what your client should expect from you (and the other way ‘round, too!).
Practical Spell Crafting – The quick and messy method -Kat Emeralld
Careful spell crafting involves time and preparation but sometimes the passion/energy of an immediate moment is too good to pass up. This workshop offers practical tips and tricks to conducting spell-work on the fly with minimal tools for maximum result. Spell components are available for minimal cost