The Reverend Robert Nolan has been a frequent speaker at Changing Times-Changing Worlds since the beginning of the conference. Tchipakkan heard him speaking about both the how and why of studying the old heathen/pagan ways and bringing them into practice in the modern world at A Sacred Place in Canaan, NH and invited him to share his Old Laws series (Guest Right, The Importance of Your Word, and A Modern Code of Honour). Rob understands the difference between simply accepting a practice because it’s old, and using history to see which ways of doing things have stood the test of time, as well as examining which work best under different circumstances. He’s also spoken about the rights and duties of guest and host, and other aspects of honorable living.
Recently, having observed how difficult it is for men to negotiate the changing moods and cultural shifts of modern life, he has been working to develop men’s activities and rites of passage to make the modern world a more comfortable, effective place to live. He knows history, magick and religion through both study and active practice. He’s worked with many groups from A.S.P. to the Sagefire Fellowship for the last couple decades. This year he’ll be speaking on Midwifing Deity: Origin of God.
Lauren Grover offers magickal henna art at CTCW this year. Please go over to her website for a full gallery of her beautiful work. She offers everything from affordable hand or foot henna to amazing, long lasting ornamentation for special occasions or just to feel special (not to mention spiritual uses of henna). Lauren will be teaching Henna in Ritual on Friday at 1:30 (as well as Guedra dancing Sunday morning). But stop and see her beautiful work at the con, or contact her for your special occasion Paisley Peacock Body Arts.