Presentations Shared at OLOTEAS Monthly Events and the Earth & Sky Pagan Camp-IN 2020
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Shared from the Earth & Sky Pagan Camp-IN - July 2020
Workshop: Rain Gardens and Cisterns
Mimicking a native forest's natural processes, rain gardens and cisterns slow, capture, and clean rain runoff. Learn how to use rain water for the health of your yard, Puget Sound, and people. Discussion includes incentive programs and rebate information. Alex may be contacted for further information following the workshop at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Peterson and Ali Browne
Workshop: Spirituality and Activism
Feeling the call to activism but yearning to maintain your balance with your craft? Curious about how to incorporate everyday magick in your activism? Do you just want to know HOW to affect change from a policy level and/or how to protect yourself while protesting? In this workshop, we will address all of these topics and more.
Download An Activist's Guide to Basic First Aid (PDF)
Download A Witch's Guide to Social, Political, and Spiritual Activism (PPTX)
Cascadia Grove ADF (Kirk Thomas)
Workshop/Ritual: Local Deities in Ritual
Former ADF Archdruid Kirk Thomas will give a short talk about using local deities in ritual and how we do that in ADF. He'll then lead an ADF High Day rite for Lughnassadh. There will be time during the ritual for you to make offerings at your own home altars, which mirrors how we do offerings in public ritual. Everyone of good intent is welcome to join!
More information about Cascadia Grove ADF is available at http://www.adfcascadia.org/
Download Salmona Icon image (JPG)
Cascadian Sean Ciall:
Ritual: Meet John Barleycorn
Join Cascadian Sean Ciall in ritually welcoming Lugh, as John Barleycorn, to the Fires of Lughnasadh. We recommend participating from a position where you can move easily! Followed immediately by Lugh's presence in His shrine.
Ritual: John Barleycorn Dies
Join Cascadian Sean Ciall to discover what Lugh, as John Barleycorn, decides to do for his people. We recommend participating from a position where you can move and sing easily.
Followed immediately by your choice of two virtual burns - one dedicated to music and dance, the other dedicated to discussion and grounding.
Download the FOL 2020 Sean Ciall Circle Casting/Closing with Pronunciations (PDF)
Download the Transcript of FOL 2020 Sean Ciall Rituals (PDF)
Workshop: Milling, Baking, and Brewing: Why We Love Grain
Join the Miller, the Baker, and the Brewer as they attempt to show John Barleycorn why we all love carbs! The workshop will begin with three short videos, followed by an open discussion between attendees, ritualists, and Lugh. No carbs required.
Download Workshop Transcript and Barley Bread Recipe (PDF)
Workshop: Sean Ciall Song Circle July Gathering - Songs for Lughnasadh
Join Tasha, Song Circle Lead of Cascadian Sean Ciall, for our monthly Song Circle gathering online! We will be focusing on music of the season and learning a few songs in English and Gaelic in praise of Lugh, god of the summer sun. Bring your drums and voices! Musicians of all ability levels are welcome.
Download the Mo Ghile Mear Lyrics (PDF)
Mo Ghile Mear song referenced on YouTube
Download the Wicker Man Lyrics (PDF)
Wicker Man song referenced on YouTube
Zen Reformed Druids of North America (Meghan Lancaster)
Workshop: The Long Door: Embracing the Liminal as a Tool in Times of Change
We are currently dwelling in and living through a truly liminal time. We often talk about liminality being a “moment” of change that takes place when we are born or give birth, when we marry or undergo any discrete experience that reorients us in society, culture, family, or our own minds—when we pass the threshold to another state of being.
In this time of COVID, the whole globe is experiencing an extended liminal period. More or less together we entered the unknown. Now we wait in it, wondering how long it will last. We will eventually pass through it, and when we emerge, the world will have changed. The change is inevitable. No one can avoid it, no matter their level of denial. But we have the power to shape that change. What can we as Pagans bring forth from this voyage through the darkness? What do we want this new world to be like? How can we use our unique understanding of life and its interconnectedness to bring hope to those who fear change and the unknown? How can we—as individuals and in community—follow the Mahatma to become the change we wish to see?
Think of this discussion as a sort of brain-storming session. Bring your experiences and your ideas to help inspire others. We have the opportunity to both help guide those around us through this difficult time, and to be a force for good as a very new “normal” emerges after the storm.
Download Songs for Activist Spirits (PDF)
Workshop: Ritual and Theatre: Stagecraft for the Circle
In this workshop we will explore the overlap between ritual and theatre and look for theatrical principles and techniques that can enrich a ritual space.
Download Ritual and Theatre: Stagecraft for the Circle (PDF)