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Schedule of Events (2016)

2016 Schedule

Please see below for event descriptions.

Time
Event
Location
5:00-5:30 PM
Opening Ritual
Festival Area
5:30-6:00 PM
CHILDREN'S
S
TORY TIME

Main Canopy
6:00-6:30 PM
Pagans in Politics
Main Canopy
6:30-7:00 PM
Come Meet the UGA
Pagan Student Assoc.

Main Canopy
7:00-8:00 PM
Main Ritual
Ritual Area
8:00-8:30 PM
Honey and Yeast:
A Witch's Brew!
Main Canopy
8:30-9:00 PM
What Splendor!
It All Coheres!
Main Canopy
9:00-9:30 PM
TBA
Main Canopy
9:30-10:00 PM
Closing Ritual
Festival Grounds
Roving Performances: Cath & Embreis

Rituals

These are brief descriptions of the rituals to be performed.
  • Opening Ritual:  Participants in the opening ritual will walk in procession around the APPD festival area beginning at the northernmost point (the corner of College and Clayton near Subway), proceeding to the East, the South, the West, and back to the North, and then to the center. There will a brief invocation at each cardinal compass point and the center, during which deities and other powers will be invoked to bless and protect the festival area. This is a version of the common (though not universal) Pagan practice of casting a circle to create a space for a ritual, adapted for a large outdoor festival.
  • Main Ritual:  Athena of the Polis.  How can we weave community?
  • Closing Ritual:  At the end of the festival, participants in the closing ritual will again process from the north station, this time in reverse, going from North to West to South to East, back to North and then to the Center, to release the circle created in the opening ritual.

Registered Vendors

  • Athens Area Pagans - Event Co-Sponsors.  A relaxed, informal gathering of Pagans of all Paths in the Athens (Georgia, USA) area. We have supported community gatherings since 2005 and are sponsors of the Athens Pagan Pride Day.  Our goal is to help local Pagans obtain the resources they need, whatever their Path.  (AAP Tent)
  • UGA Pagan Student Association - Event Co-Sponsors. The Pagan Student Association’s primary focus is community, advocacy, and education. Offering a non-threatening environment within our meetings where beliefs can be discussed openly, we strive to build a strong community on campus and throughout the world where pagans and non-pagans can learn, network, and have fun.  (PSA Tent)
  • AAP Free Store and Games - Games, activities, and swag for children of all ages! (Site 5b)
  • The Black Cat Curio Co. (Effective Oct 1st, Wicked Mojo) - A New Orleans Voodoo shop in Olde Town Conyers. Herbs, ritual supplies, books, tarot cards, candles, incense, and more. Featuring classes on meditation, altar building, history of voodoo, and psychic fairs once a month! (Site 8)
  • Body, Mind, & Spirit of Athens - Metaphysical Gift Shop offering counseling, classes, Reiki / energy healing, reflexology and much more! Located across from Georgia Square Mall in the old pink mall, 3701 Atlanta Hwy. (Site 12b)
  • Books & Jewelry - Featuring apparel, books, and jewelry! (Site 9b)
  • Carmanda Arts Things - Connect with your inner storyteller, with artwork inspired by folklore and shamanism, sprinkled with the occasional fox who eats pancakes! (Site 9a)
  • Elemental Curiosities (Previously Crystal Meadows) - Offering a wide variety of beautiful and magical quartz crystals, amethyst clusters, pendants, pendulums, dream catchers and more! For Elemental Curiosities' Etsy Page, Click Here.  (Site 12a)
  • FaerieDragon Creations - Featuring palm readings, card readings, and energy work. FaerieDragon Creations will also be selling Pagan and magical crafts, including quillows which have been attuned with healing energy! (Site 4b)
  • Gryphon's Moon - Pagan religious supplies and equipment, Clothing and jewelry, Quartz Crystals and other Minerals. (Site 11)
  • Illuminated Enchantments - Featuring handcrafted natural candles that include herbs and crystals, scented candles, fine artwork, vintage comics, jewelry, Halloween fun, and more! (Site 5a)
  • Mad Alice Hatter Closet - Arts and crafts. (Site 6)
  • Oasis Family Farm - All natural healing products, massage oil for painful joints and muscles, essential oils, divinely scented bath salts for healing and ritual, quality incense, and herbs grown right on the farm. Mugwort, yarrow, wormwood, and more!  (Site 7)
  • Oracle 20/20 Magazine - Oracle 20/20 Magazine is a metaphysical publication that's ahead of its time. In this magazine you will find diverse articles featuring palmistry, hypnotherapy, and astrology, along with fascinating articles about health, environmental issues, spirituality, self actualization, and human potential. It's reading for those who like to think outside the box! (Site 4A)
  • Pagan Dreams - Pagan and folk-themed crafts, including dream catchers and wind chimes.
  • Reincarnation Sale - Everything must go! Rummage Sale featuring Pagan, Renaissance Faire, and Science Fiction style armor, apparel, and jewelry!  (Site 3)

Workshops

  • Pagans in Politics by Sara - Everyone's talking about the Presidential election, but all politics are local, and "politics" is just another way of saying, "How does the community make decisions?" How do Pagans fit into that process? How can our voices be heard? (6:00-6:30)
  • Come Meet the UGA Pagan Student Association! by Chris - The Pagan Student Association's primary emphasis is community, advocacy, and education. PSA offers a non-threatening environment where beliefs can be discussed openly, striving to build strong communities, both on campus and throughout the world, where pagans and non-pagans can learn, network, and have fun. (6:30-7:00)
  • Honey and Yeast: A Witch's Brew! by Robert - Have you ever wanted to home brew, but weren't quite sure where to begin? Come learn the secrets of brewing mead with materials you probably have in your kitchen right now! Robert walks you through the how-to of brewing mead with fruit and even spicy peppers in your own home! (8:00-8:30)
  • What Splendor! It All Coheres! by Embreis - An Investigation Into the Art and Science of Creating (or Recreating) Religion. This workshop will consider the sources, methods, and philosophical basis available to 21st Century Pagans, in creating a practice which connects with the past, while still having personal meaning for the present. (8:30-9:00)

Scheduled Performers

  • "Children's Story Time!" by Skyler - Come hear Pagan myths, stories, and fables, appropriate for children of all ages! (5:30-6:00)
  • Cath & Embreis (Roving) - Acoustic guitar and voice duo plays folk, classical, and much, much more!
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