Air date: 03/18/14
In this episode we discussed pagan festivals, and the benefits they can provide to a new seeker on the path. The festivals I mentioned in the show were:
- Heartland Pagan Festival May 22-24 Camp Gaea in McLouth Kansas. www.kchsa.org
- Starwood July 8-14 at the Wisteria Campground in Pomery, Ohio http://www.rosencomet.com/starwood/
- Pagan Spirit Gathering, Circle Sancturary… Stonehouse Farm near Earlville, IL June 15-22 https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/pagan-spirit-gathering/pagan-spirit-gathering
- St. Louis Pagan Picnic…June 7th and 8th at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis…http://paganpicnic.org/
My advice to get the most out of festivals:
- Go to the workshops – Broaden your horizons, learn about new approaches to the craft, see the craft from a different view point, and learn something new!
- Go to the rituals – I always go to the opening and closing rituals because they provide a nice context for the festival. Look at your program/schedule, and attend the other small rituals that may be held during the festival.
- Camp, and make friends – If you are attending a camping festival, then plan to set up camp and make friends! We are a nature based religion…so camp and experience nature!
- Join into discussions – Don’t be afraid to tell people you are new to the pagan path! We are a friendly lot, and people will be more than happy to answer questions.
Don’t forget the Pagan Pride Days! These events are designed to share our path with the community. http://www.paganpride.org/
Music from the show:
- There is NO Time – Kellianna
- The Clock Ticks On – Blackmore’s Night
- Oak Broom and Meadowsweet – Damh the Bard
- The Return of the Sun – Kellianna