My name is Atalanta Moonfire. I am a Psychic Spiritual Advisor and teacher of bone divination. Author of the book, "Throwing the Bones Divination for the Modern Practitioner", I have specialized in divination for over 25 years. I began with using tarot, now focusing on throwing bones or casting bones as you might know it. I have practiced eclectic witchcraft for 35+ years, beginning at age 14, practicing since I was 18, finding my true path in my 30’s. In addition to being in practice of Throwing Bones Divination, I am High Priestess of Sacred Moon Coven, and 1st Degree Priestess of Hecatean witchcraft. I am also a Reiki Master, ordained minister, Spirit Walker, and Rootworker/Hoodoo Practitioner. I am a graduate of Harvard ED Online "Omens, Oracles and Prophecies". Always looking to expand my knowledge, I am currently studying Buddhism and Yahshua and Yahweh. Born in Manassas, Virginia, I grew up moving frequently, which gave me the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change as well as diverse life experiences. At 52 years young, my goals in life are to bring this ancient and personal form of bone divination into the mainstream and to expand my spiritual education and help others who share my desire of understanding this magnificent universe in which we live.
Throwing the Bones Divination
Dive into the ancient art of throwing bones! Covering subjects of history, meanings of bones, what is needed to get started, ancestral altar setup and the importance of... This class will start your journey of casting bones with a foundation of basic information along with knowledge necessary to begin your tradition of bone divination.
Will receive a BW full copy of my book "Throwing the Bones Divination for the Modern Practitioner ".
Bone Casting Continued!
This class will begin with a follow-up and review of information from the Beginner Class. Continuing with details on what is necessary for a complete and accurate throw along with hands-on experience, you will learn and be able to do a traditional bone throw reading by the time you leave this class!
Fee only for those who did not attend Beginner Class. Will receive BW full copy of my book "Throwing the Bones Divination for the Modern Practitioner".
Bone Divination for the Advanced
This class will be a short review of the intermediate class. It will cover between 4 to 5 throws, depending on the time. Students will be actually having hands-on experience!
Fee only for those who did not attend other 2 classes. Will receive BW full copy of my book "Throwing the Bones Divination for the Modern Practitioner".
Sue Balaschak is the creator of Primal Rhythm and founding member of Burning Sage. She has produced, engineered and owns the the record label, FireBand Records. Her first solo disc received rave reviews in national publications and is featured in the documentary "Return of the Cuyahoga" which aired on PBS and toured the Sundance Film festival. Sue has been playing drums professionally since the age of 12 and has taught drumming since she was of 17. She has facilitated drum circles and drum workshops within the Pagan community for the past 20 years. She has taught accredited classes for National Music Therapists. She has facilitated healing circles at Memory Care facilities and has performed journey work. She blends her professional career and her spiritual life. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her 3 canines and one feline. If she is not drumming, she can be found hiking with her canines in the National Parks. or on the Appalachian Trail. She hosts the show "Drumming Ceremony" an internet radio show that airs on International Pagan Radio on Sundays. Sue's website- primalrhythm.net
Dive into Drumming
Ride the Wave of Energy created by drumming. Expand the connections between yourself, your drum and Mother Earth's energy as we focus on the spirit of the drum, drumming techniques and basic rhythms. This is an introductory class for all levels.
How'd They Do That???
This workshop will provide the tools and confidence to allow your personality to speak through your drum. Advanced drumming techniques, syncopated rhythms, dynamics and skill excercises will be covered.
Tish Owen has been a presence in the Nashville metaphysical world for several decades. She has done psychic sessions for the famous and for your next door neighbor. She is also the owner and creator of Pagan Unity Festival, which has just celebrated their 25th year.
Dump your Junk
If you want to create spells which are successful, then first you have to clear your own issues. Everyone has a core belief about themselves and in some cases this is what holds your back and keeps you from being all that you desire. Tish will use a mild hypnosis so you can find your block, and then paper, pen and fire to release it.
IPMA Best Male Artist winner both in 2019 and again in 2020, Brian Henke composes and performs his music like a painter putting images on canvas, a kind of sonic shaman, drawing his inspiration from the world around him. His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral or as Brian likes to call it “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” Brian has just released his latest vocal CD "To the Faire"....2 more albums are written and partially recorded. He has also released seven instrumental solo guitar and harp guitar albums, two celebrated compilation albums, One group CD, and three previous vocal albums and....is working on a musical play with writer and playwright Byron Ballard. Throughout all of his music is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism that Brian says is very much a part of the creative process. Because of this he has received radio air play all over the world on shows as varied as WKSU’s “Folk Alley” and John Dilberto’s “Echoes.” A winner of many acoustic and electric guitar awards, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Contest in Winfield, Kansas, the National Guitarmageddon regional finals in Boston and in New Age Reporters Top 10 for 2006 and 2010. “Brian’s fretwork is masterful, elaborate and he makes every note count…His compositions are harmonious, sometimes complicated, but always engaging…Brian Henke’s music is organic, mesmerizing and best of all magic.” – RJ Lannon - New Age Reporter Dance with the Fireflies, the album, is fae-magickal throughout its 12 tracks, and it’s easy to discern Henke’s most prominent spell-casting tool: his stunning virtuosity on acoustic guitar, harp guitar, and his Gibson Les Paul. Henke is an awe-inspiring picker whose genre is known as “fingerstyle guitar,” and he’s in the same league with such giants as Alex de Grassi, Will Ackerman, Leo Kottke, and those guys. - Rick De Yampert - Wild Hunt
Music, Magic, Love, Nature and Everything A workshop by Brian Henke
Music, magic, love nature are all connected to everything. You don’t need to be a musician to make music. You don’t need to be a master musician to express and celebrate love and nature with music and you do not need to be a musician to make magic with music. Music IS magic! Bring you drums, voices and instruments of all kinds and we’ll make music and magic together.
Magical Musical Composition and Songwriting
Many of you are accomplished witches. You can cast a spell either that you picked from a book, the internet or that you made up yourself. What we composers/songwriters/singers and musicians do is magic too. Whether we know it or not. It’s all about vibrations and intent. Whatever musical abilities you have or don’t have (or don’t THINK you have) if you want to know more about making magic with music then this is the workshop for you!
Lord Azrael Ravens-Wolf
Brightest Blessings, My name is Lord Azrael Ravens-Wolf, and I along with my partner Lord Lucien are the High Priests of The Temple of the Black Cauldron. I first started out my spiritual path going to Church with my Grandmother, while in church I always found myself taking on roles including teaching VBS, teaching the 3rd grade Sunday School Classes, and also being involved as one of the youngest Deacons of my Church. As I grew up and began to come into self realization I found that I could no longer grow in a community that did not accept me as a gay man. At around the age of 15 I started to withdraw from my Christian upbringing and just kind of remained in limbo for a while until I turned 18. Once I had turned 18 I found myself working a job as a Security Officer. One night at one of my posts I became drawn to an officer that worked for a different company. And the energy from this person kept calling to me. I finally walked up to her and we began to talk. She commented on how strong of a presence and my energy was, and asked me if I had ever looked into Witchcraft. The funny part of it was I had actually looked into it a little, but never went to deep into it. Over the coming months she introduced me to several aspects of being a Witch. After meeting this person I found a teacher and began learning from them. After a while and after realizing that the relationship with my teacher was not a healthy one I went more on a solitary path, but still wanted to continue my education. That is where I found an online academy called the Firefly Academy. After working through their program and being involved in writing two courses and also completing their clergy program though sadly the school closed down. But before that happened I took on the roll of starting a MeetUp supported by the Academy. The group was called Magickal Paths of Chattanooga. Our goal was to organize classes and even events for the pagan community which was located in Chattanooga, Tn. Sadly as with all things MPOC came to an end, partly because of my lack of experience, and also because the time was not right for us to be in existence. Though I fought tooth and nail to keep it from falling apart, and still was even able to plan and organize events I became withdrawn and soon depressed. My desire and love of organizing left me, and I stopped organizing events in around 2017. Then wham! The big old C thing hit! Suddenly I was bombarded by my Deities going you have been missing in action for to long. Now mind you during this time I was also dealing with a divorce from someone I had been with for almost 4 years, and I was in no mental state in my opinion to do this, but you know the Goddess has her own plans. Suddenly I found myself newly single, and dealing with depression worse than I had ever experience before. But the Goddess had a plan to take care of that. And to also give me the support I needed in order to organize events once again. During all of this the Goddess sent me someone whom I had always needed in my life, an actual partner. Someone who supported me and wanted to see my goals come to reality. Lucien. As our relationship blossomed so did my desire to organize events, and my confidence in myself grew thanks to his words of encouragement. That is when we started to plan and organize CauldronFest. Over two years with a small group of other people and friends we began the process of planning what actually ended up being in my opinion a great event. And during this whole time my zest for life was reborn. Then suddenly the calling to rekindle my Clergy side and the roll as a High Priest came. And that is where we are at now. With yet again the support of my loving Husband we have chosen to start a new venture and bring to life the Temple of the Black Cauldron. We invite you to join us in this journey and we hope you will help us to grow and honor the God and Goddess!
Concepts in Ritual Design
Have you ever been to a public ritual and been captivated by the ritual? Have you ever said to yourself: "I wish I could write something like that!" Join Lord Azrael Ravens-Wolf as he introduces you to the concepts of ritual design. In this class he will walk you through creating your floor plan or concept of how to write your own ritual for personal use or even public usage!
The Witchy Clergy
Do you have a draw to start your own Temple or Coven? Do you understand what this entails? What do you need to understand before taking on a leadership role as a Witch Clergy? Lord Azrael Ravens-Wolf would like to invite you into this round table class/discussion about his experience in leading and starting groups.
Samantha is a trauma informed massage therapist who specializes in burnout prevention and recovery through massage therapy and spiritual mentorship & education. Her passion for changing the conversation around magical practices and creating an inclusive heathen culture has driven her to teach ethics based classes in the spiritual and metaphysical communities. Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013, practicing witch of 15 years, and practicing heathen since 2015, Samantha Mowrey is the teacher for you.
The Broom Closet- How to support those in and How to get ready to come out
The Broom Closet is where witches and magical humans hide and stay when they are not ready to tell the world outside "this is who I am". If you are out of the broom closet, you will leave with tips and tricks to honor those who are still in without harming relationships & betraying your own path. For those still in, we will discuss some safe ways to know when to leave and how to seek support and community from inside. For those with one foot out and one foot in, We will discuss how this can affect your magic and mental health. Seeking acceptance, Honoring others path, and protection vs safety will be the main topics for this class.
Racism, Norse Paganism, and how they do not mix
Many cultures in the states are stolen from and harmed with racism, prejudice, and toxic ego. You will leave armed with knowledge on the myth they are manipulating, symbols to question, and how to engage should you run into these people. his class will focus on Norse Paganism, though we will touch briefly on the myths other cultures also have to deal with being manipulated.
Meditation Beyond Being Still & OM
Many people see meditation as sitting still, cross legged on the ground, and clearing your mind. Meditation can be so much more! Move. Make Noise. Jump. Walk. Chant. And so many MANY more ideas. We will go through these exercises and you will leave with a comprehensive list of ideas to create a new meditation practice for the mover in you.
Using Tarot Decks Beyond spreads
Past a 101 class, we will pair off and do exercises to connect you to the tarot cards after story weaving with my favorite deck. Connection. This class is all about connecting with your individual deck and with others in the circle.
I am a shadow walker. I teach how to meet, heal and honor all aspects of ourselves. I have been working with healing the feminine for 4 years now. I am a tribal witch. My healing is Galdr~ Chanting, Cedar smoke baths and drum "vibrational" healing. I teach shadow work through the feminine and all the aspects, faces and moods of the goddess. I would Love to show you what I do through a zoom meeting. I have worked with Nine Worlds Healing, Mystical Minister. My 9-5 job is in addiction. I work in mental health and trauma informed care and I want nothing more than to bring that beauty into the Pagan community. I hold a bi-monthly circle in Nashville called the Divine Heathens. We are a healing circle at Ellington Agriculture Center.
Introduction to Modern Shadow Work ~Maiden Shadow ~
Introduction to modern shadow work, mental & emotional healing by opening up to the goddess and discussing stories of goddesses teaching us about the mistakes we made are one in the same that they made~ Maiden of Shadow work by teaching them what shadow means.
Loving Our Shadow ~ Mother Shadow ~
This is about honoring those feelings, all the parts of ourselves we don't like or feel ashamed of and teaching them to love just as the Mother goddess loves her children. We begin to learn to reparent our shadow through acceptance. Using many stories of the goddess where a mother showed her love, when the god/goddess felt abandoned. Just like we do.
Everyone has rhythm, but not everyone knows how to fully explore these abilities or even where to begin. I am here to help. My name is Eric Olson, Rhythm Healer. I have been around rhythm my entire life, both as a professional musician who recorded several albums, and as a certified energy worker. I know how to work with people by tapping into that innate rhythm and weaving it into something else entirely. The voice of the drum is where it all begins. By combining my Reiki knowledge with my lifelong knowledge of drumming, I am here to help you with healing, expanding your consciousness, and co-creating a joyful experience. Although I play many types of drums, my specialty is the West African djembe. Just ask my happy clients! Are you ready? What’s YOUR Rhythm?
What's a Drum Circle Anyway?
A Drum Circle can be an intimidating experience for people who feel they can't express themselves on a drum or other percussive instrument. Here's something everyone should know: you CAN be a part of that experience. A Drum Circle has a place for everyone at all skill levels. In this workshop, you will learn how to listen for other players, simple etiquette to use, very simple rhythmic patterns that can fit in anywhere, and be able to fully express yourself on your drum. This is a fun, energetic, and interactive workshop for all skill levels.
What happens when you hit a drum? When you play a single beat, the vibration of sound washes outward like ripples in a pond. But the waves aren't linear as they would be on the surface of the water. Instead, the vibrations create a perfect sphere encasing the drum, the player, and the world immediately surrounding them. As the waves of vibration from that one beat pass through you, your heart beats in response. But it's only one beat. Your cells, already vibrating with energy, respond to the call of the drum. But it's only one beat. What can you do with that energy that you just created? Explore the possibilities in this interactive experience.
Talbin is an eclectic magical practitioner with primary leanings towards Hedge Druidry and Celtic witchcraft. He has worked as priest, educator, and community leader in the East TN pagan community for over two decades. Professionally, Talbin holds advanced degrees in adult education and instructional design, working in higher education. In the early 2000s, he completed training and was ordained by Nature Spirit Community, a Pagan/Wiccan church based out of Knoxville. After, he served as one of several priests for the organization, later stepping into an administrative leadership role in addition to the clergy duties. In 2009, Talbin founded and facilitated the Sticks and Stones cooperative group. Sticks and Stones brought together practitioners from nearly a dozen different paths and where each member was both student and teacher. The group facilitated open rituals, educational workshops, and community connection in East Tennessee. In 2014, Talbin became prominent in the formation and incorporation of Pagan Pride of East Tennessee. He has served as President the majority of PPET’s 8+ years. During this time, Talbin has continued to teach (formally and community workshops), provide pagan clergy services to community members, and recently began building a pagan clergy network. From this initiative, a new pagan-focused, Druidic church has emerged. Black Oak Grove, being founded by Talbin, his husband, and PPET members, is currently working to secure formal status as a church. It is home to the Appalachian Order of Modern Druidry and is responsible for the religious and educational elements provided by Pagan Pride of East Tennessee to our community. In his spare time, Talbin is a BIG ole nerd. Advanced sciences, sci-fi , and RPG gaming are some of his favorites. Talbin lives in Knoxville with his husband of 19 years, their son, and their menagerie of strays that include 3 dogs, a cat, and a seriously sassy parrot.
Basic Sigil Construction
Objective: By the end of the workshop, learners will be familiar with the process and have created a simple sigil talisman. Participants will be introduced to basic sigil design using the Witch's Wheel and Magic Squares methods. Learners will have the opportunity to practice with both methods and to develop a personal sigil in class, inscribe it, and have a charged talisman to take with them. Methods/rituals for using and activating the sigil will also be covered and a short sigil activation exercise will be included if time allows. Learners will be encouraged to be interactive throughout the workshop, engage with the hands-on activities, and to ask questions. All materials will be provided at no cost to participants. This class is geared towards magical practitioners who are unfamiliar with sigil creation or use.
Objective: By the end of the session, learners will have been familiarized with numerous unconventional or lesser known divination (-omancy) methods and experimented with at least one new type using the tools and supplies provided. Beyond more traditional methods of divination such as Tarot, pendulum, and runes, is a world of unusual and unconventional divination methods from around the world. Be it psychomancy (spirit communication), cleidomancy (keys), or ceraunomany (thunderbolts), these methods capture the imagination and offer unique perspectives to consider. While we won't be able to cover them all in one class, participants will receive a list of over 100 methods that they can explore on their own. Multiple stations will be set up for participants to try some of these new methods after each is explained. The session will be learner-focused and hands on. All materials are provided at no cost to the attendees. This class is geared towards magical practitioners with at least rudimentary experience with a form of divination.
Objective: Participants will engage in an facilitated open discussion of various cryptids found in nature, with opportunities to share their own knowledge and experiences. Cryptids regularly capture the imagination - whether it be in media/movies or stories by campfire and candlelight. As pagans we know all too well that there is more than meets the eye in Appalachian forests and the remote areas of this continent. For hundreds of years, there have been reports of encounters with strange and unusual creatures. Theories on their origins and the true nature of these beings are incredibly diverse. After opening with a short recounting of a cryptid encounter story, we will collaboratively explore as many of these creatures as time will allow. Participants will have the opportunity throughout the facilitated discussion to share their knowledge and experiences with the group. All printed materials will be provided to participants at no cost and include a list of 50 cryptids and descriptions. This class is geared towards magical practitioners with an interest in, knowledge of, or experience with some type of cryptid.
Rev Cheryl Cotten has been working a pagan path since 1974, starting with a Gardnerian coven. She has also followed with her Native American path and is a Native American Traditional Teacher and Medicine Wonan. She has presented for many years at Pagan Unity Festival and Nashville Pagan Pride. Rev Cheryl is a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Thibetan method. She now follows an Eclectic path and has been a devotee of Hecate for c approximately 15 years.
We will go on a guided meditation down onto the path into the depths of the forrest to discover a worn elderly woman. This woman will show the student several different ways to discover who she actually is and offers the opportunity to learn more about her.
Another guided meditation as ways to follow her and live within manners to become a devotee or follower full time. I have been leading guided medtations for about 30 years with great success.
Lori Jenkins is an herbalist, wildcrafter, and practicing kitchen witch of over 20 years currently living just outside of Asheville, NC. She is the owner and creatress behind Sister of Mother Earth, LLC, a small-batch herbal business focusing on herbal tonics, wildcrafted potions and elixirs, and products made for the kitchen witch at heart. At 44 years in life, Lori’s goals are to create community within our local food structures and support those that grow and make our food, as well as those that create magick in the kitchen to share with those around them! Lori’s teaching career in Western North Carolina spans 5 years, with credits including several local businesses and major festivals such as the Gathering of Wisdom Keepers in Hot Springs, HERBalachia in Tennessee, Asheville Raven and Crone, Of Wand and Earth in Marshall, the Asheville Herb Festival and many others. Her classes often include practical applications of kitchen witchcraft and medicine, informed by many great teachers and herbalists in turn. She has graduated from courses of study at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and in Rosemary Gladstar’s course The Science and Art of Herbalism as well as completed coursework under fellow herbalists and wild women Anni Daulter and Asia Suler.
Everyday Kitchen Witchery
Everyday acts can be magical and tending to the hearth, aka the “heart” of the home can be fulfilling and rewarding. In this class, we will discuss practical, simple and nourishing ways to bring more spirit to your practice through the kitchen and food. You will leave with rituals and recipes that you can do right away to honor and strengthen your sacred hearth space. We will also discuss a few herbs of Appalachia and how to incorporate them into everyday living as well as tools, herbs, food associations, and seasonal celebrations to incorporate into your practice. Handouts and takeaways will be offered.
Incorporating Herbal Magick Into Your Everyday Practice
Interested in incorporating more herbal magick into your practice? Creating a relationship with the plant world can energetically increase your magickal work. This class will dive into easy ways to use herbs for divination, protection, tasseomancy, ritual and offerings. Information on how to build your own magickal materia medica and growing your own herbs to use in your practice will be a part of this fun and entertaining class. Handouts and takeaways will be offered.
Benjamin (he/him) practices druidry and has been a member of ADF (Ar Ndraiocht Fein) since 2004. He is an ADF Dedicant and currently working his way through the ADF Initiate program. His areas of interest include Welsh, Norse, and Greek mythologies, liturgy design, and paganism within the LGBTQ+ community. He lives in Nashville and works as a writer and web marketer.
Hecate was one of the most widely revered deities of the ancient world. But what do we know about this goddess? This workshop will introduce Hecate through mythology, history, and what we know about those devoted to her. We will touch on Hecate's origins, her worship, and her special place in the Hellenic pantheon. This workshop will conclude with a short devotional to Hecate.
Fire, Well, and Tree: The Druid Cosmos
This workshop will explore the cosmology of ADF Druidry. We will consider how the worlds are ordered, the different kindreds including deities, ancestors, and land wights, and how humans fit into the big picture. We will also introduce the symbols and tools used in a typical druid ritual and how they reflect truths about druid spirituality.
Tahverlee walks with the blood of Athena in her veins, a conduit between the underworld and the cosmos, and she’s here to guide soul-level work. As a High Priestess, Ritualist, Initiate of the Sacred Way, and Eleusinian Rites, she works deeply with her ancestors and wise circle of guides. She bridges barriers to connect with spirits who have passed on, living with one foot in the otherworld and one foot firmly rooted in mother nature. She is a business expert and spiritual leader, a social impact entrepreneur, podcast host, and accomplished speaker – someone who pushes the edge of society’s assumptions, continually redefining what it means to be a warrior, woman, healer, and witch. Tahverlee holds space unconditionally as a fierce seeker of truth. She is both the Temple Keeper at the Moon Temple Mystery School and a student of life. She commingles light and darkness to cut through the bindings that limit our own beliefs. She is a trusted leader who puts us in touch with our most genuine selfexpression and ignites spiritual growth.
Reclaiming the Witch
Reclaiming the Witch is learning how to access wisdom from all things. The elements, spirit allies, working with the cycles of nature and how creating your own magical ritual practice will grant you access to the unseen worlds. The details of the class will beyond just the basics of opening or creating sacred space to do your workings but will go one step further to learn how to clear and release the blocks that stop you for creating the vibrational match to what you are creating. We will also dive deep into old belief systems and how to shed these layers. Reclaiming the Witch is reclaiming your own personal power to build life on your terms with practical tools and an understanding that we choose our reality and choosing the word Witch will change that reality. Both spiritually and on the human plane, regardless if you only claim it in your mind or publicly. As a living example of what it means to be both a woman and witch, healer and seer, warrior and professional, its possible to live with one foot in both worlds. We’ll cover why its important to not only access high states of consciousness (altered states) while conducting rituals or spells, but also the importance of bringing into the practical human experience. Regardless of your path or tradition, understanding how energy is our greatest tool, regardless of what other external tools you use, energy is within us and all things. Learning how to master that is Witch-work.
Dark Goddess Rising (or Shadow Walkers)
As a Shadow Walker, I embrace the dark. Whether the term Dark Goddess or Shadow Walker call to you, we all have shadows that exist. Learning how to incorporate them into our whole being is the key to unlocking the golden truth of your soul. I will teach on how and what shadows mean and how to know what yours are. There are many gods/goddesses that will support you in going into the uncomfortable places. We’ll call them in and explore how the energy of the Dark Mother is one of the most fierce and loving practices to bring into your rituals. We will discuss hands on, practical ways of finding the darkness within, embracing it, welcoming it and then identifying if it is creating a leak in your energy field or creating a match to other dark entities. Once we have the self-awareness of our shadows, we will go through several rituals and practices to move them, seal up our energy and understand how it impacts our path. I will share my work as a Shadow Walker (which many are also yet do not realize this is also them) and the stories of how as a warrior that I will go with you into the dark places to shine light on what cannot be seen. Attendees will experience a “shamanic” style journey to create a safe place to go and explore what lays beneath the layers and find the barriers, the fear, the reasons behind what keeps part of us shielded.