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Workshop Spotlight: Getting What you Need with Chris LaFond

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 Astrologically, Mars and Saturn are known as the “malefics,” or “evil doers.” But we all have them somewhere in our charts, and the difficulties they indicate can often simply be an indicator of how to pay closer attention to our needs. This workshop will explore how that works, using some famous examples as well as the birth charts of willing participants. No previous astrological background is necessary; appropriate for all levels of astrological knowledge. 90 minutes

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Speaker Spotlight: Christopher LaFond

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Christopher LaFond is a Master Astrologer in the Society of Astrologers, and works, teaches, and lectures throughout the Eastern USA. He has lectured at local, national and international astrology conventions. He specializes in classical and medieval astrological method of prediction and is available for private readings and for private or group classes.

Also do not miss his concert! As a performer on harp and guitar, Chris both delights and rouses the spirit with a mix of traditional and modern Celtic music. Jigs, reels, airs, ballads and folks songs reconnect us both to Celtic heritage and to the Earth. Chris performs on Cape Cod as part of the Pilgrim Celtic Harp Trio, whose CD “Garden Concert” is available from Chris or at cdbaby.com; he mainly performs solo at pagan and folk events throughout the region. Chris is the music director of MotherTongue, the ritual performance troupe of the EarthSpirit community. Their CDs are also available through Chris or at cdbaby.com.

Chris has been a speaker and performer at CTCW several times

2010
Astrology as Divination: An Introduction to Horary Astrology. &
Traditional Astrology: the Foundations of Western Magic and Divination

2011
Introduction to Planetary Magic &
Traditional Astrology
2014
Time is On My Side, Yes it is
2015
Mansions of the Moon
2019

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Panel Preview Occult Jigsaw Puzzle

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Occult Jigsaw Puzzle Panel, Forcing Correspondences:

You can find books with lists and charts of correspondences to use in your magickal work: which tarot card represents the same energy as which rune or Sephirot, or chakra or astrological sign. This drives some of us crazy. There are many real correspondences out there- the Sun and the metal gold and fire, masculine energy, these are the correspondences on which alchemy is based. But when people see that there’s a sun and a moon in the tarot and then try to make the various runes match up to tarot cards or astrological signs, the systems break down and chaos reigns. Come and share in this discussion where panelists will try to figure out which correspondences work and which are forced. Often the problems with such meshing are due to the fact that these systems can be meshed without an understanding or care for the culture of which they originated. This is a form of misappropriation, because these systems are inseparable from the context of culture and language. And sometimes- they just don’t work.

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Speaker Spotlight: Chris Kimball

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We are excited to add Chris to our list of speakers in 2015. He’s a familiar face at the CWPN Harvest Gathering. He will be doing three workshops this year:

The Ancients, Their Names and NaturesChrisKimball

Talking to the World

Folktales: A look Backward

He can also be heard as a panelist on the topics of Magick in Gaming, and the Ancestor Panel. (Friends will also visit his lady Mary who’s running Hospitality this year.)

Christopher Kimball is a National Council of Geocosmic Research certified level 1 Astrologer, published fantasy author of “Battle Priest” and “Succession Wars” and has been a member of the Connecticut Pagan community for more than twenty-five years. Currently he is a Anglo-Saxon Heathen and lives a varied and geminian life, having fought in the SCA, learned equestrianism and fencing, white-water canoed the Pine River in Michigan, piloted a research vessel in the Atlantic, hiked the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River and grown up in the woods and fields of rural New England. Chris has also hiked the farms and undeveloped land of Connecticut for the better part of the last 50 years and has been the Hike Master for the CWPN’s hikes.

Can’t wait to hear him? He talked about Heathen Practice on the New Normal, that podcast is archived here.

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Listen to our Speakers on the New Normal: Chris Kimball Wednesday!

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Please join Tchipakkan and Chris Kimball on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, 8-26-15, 8-9 p.m. est.
New to CTCW, but well known in the Connecticut Pagan Community, especially fans of CWPN Harvest Gathering, Chris Kimball will join Tchipakkan on the New Normal.
At the conference Chris will be presenting workshops on the heathen background to the Grimm fairy tales, how and why people can connect with the spirit of the forests, and the spirits that are even older than the gods. We will probably cover these subjects, and other topics as well.
Please call in with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606

ChrisKimballChristopher Kimball is a National Council of Geocosmic Research certified level 1 Astrologer, published fantasy author of “Battle Priest” and “Succession Wars” and has been a member of the Connecticut Pagan community for more than twenty-five years. Currently he is a Anglo-Saxon Heathen and lives a varied and geminian life, having fought in the SCA, learned equestrianism and fencing, white-water canoed the Pine River in Michigan, piloted a research vessel in the Atlantic, hiked the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River and grown up in the woods and fields of rural New England. Chris has also hiked the farms and undeveloped land of Connecticut for the better part of the last 50 years and has been the Hike Master for the CWPN’s hikes.

To listen live: open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, sign in, and click on Shows, and the New Normal to listen. To listen later at your convenience, shows are archived by date on LiveParanormal.com here, and they’re organized by date, topic and guest on Tchipakkan.com .

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