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Speaker Spotlight: Patty Taylor

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Patty Taylor was ordained as a Sacristan (Minster of Sacred Environment) by the trustees of Ecumenicon in 2006. She follows several traditions, taking what is needed at that moment in time. She is a daughter of Yemaya, and works with other aspects of Divine. She loves to set up altars of different sizes, reading, jewelry making and playing board games. Her interest include tarot, aromatherapy, crystals and learning about the different aspects of Divine. She loves to attend conferences to take classes to learn new and interesting things.

This year she’s offering Making Magical Candles.

2018 Making a Portable Altar

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Speaker Spotlight: Lois Fitzpatrick

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Lois is a woman of many talents. She is an accomplished sewer, crocheter, beader, machine-embroiderer, tarot reader and teacher. Under the name “SewMagical”, she ran a sewing-related website for several years, answering questions, posting articles, and writing project tutorials .She was a regular contributor to the electronic newsletter published by a site selling machine embroidery designs.  

She is currently the owner of an online store called Magic Cat Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/magiccatdesigns) where she sells handmade jewelry and sewn items. 

She has been sharing her knowledge of sewing and crafts for many years, starting in high school when she taught a classmate how to use a commercial sewing pattern to make a skirt. Other classes taught have included macrame, hand embroidery, crochet, and calligraphy (not to mention the ones on tarot, scrying, and divination ethics!).

Her thoughts on the variety of interests she has? “One of my favorite quotes is “The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” There are so many wonderful things out there just waiting to be found, and I want to find them and share them!”

This year she will be teaching Making Magical Motifs in Hand Embroidery.

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Speaker Spotlight: Tchipakkan

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Tchipakkan is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan-heathen-rustic. Openly pagan since the 60s, she’s currently living on a small farm in NH aimed at self sufficiency and sustainability, with 3 adult children- all artists and writers, and a varying assortment of animals- friends and livestock. On weekends Tchipakkan teaches at SCA, pagan, SF and other conferences & festivals, while her daughters sell the family’s art through Cabochons, and they write, paint, sculpt, etc. the rest of the week. Her books include  Divine Cookies, The Heathen Cookie book, Anglo-Saxon Magic, and she paints book covers and portraits.

Tchipakkan (pronounced Chip ah khan, the t is silent), was co-founder and Chair Emeritus of CTCW, with Jane Sibley. She is an avid student of history, especially history of religion and magick. She practices divination including reading cards, runes, palms, as well as dowsing, numerology, astrology and almost any sort of divination from “acceptable methods” like handwriting analysis and meterology to psychometry. While a talented soothsayer, she’d rather teach people how the systems work than read for them- to empower them, and demystify the occult. The world is weird and wonderful enough that we don’t have to pretend to make it seem more so; much better to facilitate being able to work within the mystery! She continues to study, and avidly teaches all forms of healing available from herbalism, nutrition, RúnValdr, Reiki, Huna healing, and anything else that works. She also teachers any other useful skill, from sewing to brewing, historical interests merging fun with practicality. For example, she focuses seidhr studies on healing rather than oracular seidhr. (While soothsaying works, even given more information people still need to make up their own minds, and often can’t accept messages from esoteric sources. Better to empower people.)

http://www.tchipakkan.com/  When we are living consciously- every act is a prayer.

2019 classes
Building on RunValdr
I’ve been teaching RunValdr for ten years now, and some of you who’ve taken it may want some help trying new ways of using this system. Bring objects you want to turn into magickal objects, practice opening doors to other dimensions, learn how to set wards, talk about which symbols to use for specific types of healing. If you’ve been having problems, let’s address them. This is a powerful system, if you use it, but sometimes it’s easier to learn with someone there to back you up. Prerequisites: a RunValdr attunment and first class.

History of the Occult The last 50 years has been exciting, with the 60’s called “the Occult Explosion”, and the New Age. But there have been “New Ages” in almost every generation since the “Enlightenment”, and before that Magick was simply one of the things people studied. Knowing how things began can be useful for directing your attention to what you want to learn next. I’ll run through magic from the beginning of written history to the present, mostly from the European and Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern areas, and leave time for questions.

2018

Tapping for Healing
Vampires in History

2017

Art, Magic and Religion: Sacred Images

Werewolves- history and legend

2016

Divination without Tools

Healing without Tools

2015

Palmistry Basics

RúnValdr 

2014

RúnValdr (introduction and attunement)

RúnValdr (practice and other techniques)

2013

RúnValdr (intro, attunement, practice)

Runes

Practical Palmistry

2013

Practical Palmistry

Intro to Runes

RúnValdr  Introduction 

RúnValdr Activation

RúnValdr Practice

2012

Intro to Runes

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RúnValdr  Introduction –

RúnValdr Activation

RúnValdr Practice

2011

RunValdr Intro & attunement

RunValdr & practice

2010

RúnValdr: Intro & Attunement

RúnValdr Practice

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