Workshops 2021

Chris Aldridge – “Hellenic Household”
12:00pm cst – Discord Room 1

Class Info: Using Hellenic spirituality and religious ritual to keep one’s home pure, positive and free of negative and evil invasions.

Bio: Chris Aldridge is an ancient Greek priest, writer, theologian and philosopher, who has operated his own temple since 2010.

Megan Hamilton – “Anger and boundaries: Your best magical defense” 12:00pm cst – Discord Room 2

Class Info: This class will focus on clearing away the pent up rage you’ve been holding onto for decades, helping you tap into your righteous anger and how it can be used to protect you. Both in the physical realm and the spiritual realm. Anger is where our no is, anger is where our boundaries are.

Bio: Megan Hamilton is a Seithkona, a Norse witch. Dedicated to the Norse Goddess Freya, Megan teaches magic primarily through the processing of emotions and trauma. She’s been professionally reading tarot cards since 2009 and practicing and teaching energy work since 2010.

AkishoSonja D’oiche – “Sharing the energy; the healing side of psychic vampirism”
12:00pm cst – Discord Room 3

Class Info: We will be going over how psychic vampires can often be misperceived as “takers” and going over some of the basics in vampire energy work.

Bio: Akisho is an psychic vampire and voudousant. He has been awakened for nearly 20 years. During that time he’s studied several paths of magick, primarily Draconic, and coming home to his bloodline tradition of voudoo. He has had the opportunity to guide others on their spiritual paths in one form or the other. “As magical and spiritual beings our only limit is our beliefs.
Sonja has been an awakened psychic vampire for 20 years. They were raised in a magick positive environment and have dabbled in various forms of divination and energy work as well as kitchen magick which is their specialty. They are currently working towards their dream of using tattooing as a form of healing and creating safe space.

Jennifer Medway – “Ancestral Healing”
2:00pm cst – Discord Room 1

Class Info:
During this presentation, participants learn how to set up an ancestor altar, serve their ancestors, and work with and receive messages from them. Sancista Jennifer shows participants how to elevate and heal ancestors and make an oil and incense for engaging with their spirits.⁣⁣⁣

Bio: Jennifer Medway began practicing the occult and esoteric arts at a tender young age when her mother gave her a tarot deck. She trained with some of the top occult professionals internationally and is a member of Ordo Templi Orientis. She is researching the occult sciences and folklore while a master’s candidate. Jennifer attended Stanford, UCLA, and UC Berkeley, where she earned her BA in English. She has published spiritual poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction in several journals, including Cornell’s Rainy Day and Goddess and the Moon Metaphysical Journal. Jennifer is also a successful equestrian with many championships, and her students have won five state championships.

Rev. Laura González – “Safe spaces for Pagan practice” 2:00pm cst –

Discord Room 2

Class Info: From fantastic promises and expectations to incredibly abusive demands, the Pagan community is not exempt to the humanity of her practitioners. Join Rev. Laura González as she shares her own experiences and techniques to create inclusive and safe spaces for Pagan practice.

Bio: Rev. Laura Gonzalez offers her intuitive gifts as a Spiritual & Community Healer, Priestess and Minister and is a Practitioner of Traditional Mexican Folk Magic, Native Philosophies and North American Paganism in the Goddess tradition. Her community activism is an extension of her spiritual practice, she is an advocate for the Latin American, Pagan & LGBTQIA communities and cares deeply about women’s rights, suicide prevention and diversity inclusion. Laura Gonzalez is also a popular podcaster and producer of her shows, Lunatic Mondays (Lunes Lunaticos) and Paganos del Mundo on Circle Sanctuary Network Podcasts.

Catherine Carr – “Loki Worship and You”
2:00pm cst – Discord Room 3

Class Info: Worship of the Norse god Loki has exploded in recent years, proliferating among Wiccans, heathens, and eclectic pagans alike. While often wrongly characterized with the Christian idea of “Norse Satan,” we’ll look at how Loki’s modern followers experience him, the surprising concordance between these experiences and little-known Scandinavian folk traditions, and the things that may make Loki a god especially well-suited to our times.

Bio: Catherine has been a practicing pagan and Lokean for 10 years and has authored articles for The Wild Hunt, Isis-Seshat Quarterly, and The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal. She is currently enrolled in Cherry Hill Seminary’s Community Minister Program.

Laura Gonzalez, Chris Allaun, Matt Williams & other members of the Chicago Pagan Community Panel “Online Community: Before and After Covid “
4:00pm cst – Discord Room 2

With the unique circumstances of 2020, Paganism had to go where it never did before, ONLINE! but…never? The Spanish speaking Pagan community, folks in remote towns and people with disabilities or limited resources have always been ‘online Pagans’.
What Covid did was bridge the gap and nowadays more groups, covens, churches and other religious institutions, festivals and Pagan practitioners are planning to continue on a hybrid model. So, is there finally a space for all of it together, or is this model going to be forgotten? Join the discussion and let’s find out!

Catherine Carr – “Christianity and Paganism: History & Theology”
4:00pm cst – Discord Room 3

Class Info: It’s no secret that Christianity and Paganism don’t exactly get along. But with a growing demographic of Christopagans who incorporate elements of both religions in their practices, it’s worth examining the true roots of both religious groups. We might find that the theology and history of these two religions are not as dissimilar as we may have been led to believe.

Bio: Catherine has been a practicing pagan and Lokean for 10 years and has authored articles for The Wild Hunt, Isis-Seshat Quarterly, and The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal. She is currently enrolled in Cherry Hill Seminary’s Community Minister Program.

Fire Lyte – “Spell Canvasses: Turning everyday actions into multipurpose magic.”

4:00pm cst: – Discord Room 1

Class Info: It’s no secret that Christianity and Paganism don’t exactly get along. But with a growing demographic of Christopagans who incorporate elements of both religions in their practices, it’s worth examining the true roots of both religious groups. We might find that the theology and history of these two religions are not as dissimilar as we may have been led to believe.

Bio: Catherine has been a practicing pagan and Lokean for 10 years and has authored articles for The Wild Hunt, Isis-Seshat Quarterly, and The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal. She is currently enrolled in Cherry Hill Seminary’s Community Minister Program.

Community Ritual

11:00am cst – Youtube

Join Wycke & Blake Malliway, proprietors of Malliway Bros. Spells, Charms, & Potions,

Our journey into the darker part of the year is fully underway and the cold clutch of winter is not far out of reach. We have entered a crossroads, between the light and the dark; life and death. It is now that the veil between the worlds starts to thin (gearing up for Halloween, of course), and through the veil, the spirits of the departed may seek to commune with us. Therefore, this ritual is intended to acknowledge this transitional time and light the way for our spirits, guides, friends, family, and others who may be seeking communion with us. It’s an acknowledgment of the those who have gone before and a way share the warmth of our community with those who have passed.

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