Workshops are a big part of Pagan Pride Day.  This year we have great presenters with fascinating topics


Hyperboreanism - The initiations of Hyperboreanism are designed to help the initiate completely extricate him/her self from the bonds of monotheistic beliefs and fears so that polytheism can be embraced with a glad heart and without fear of being sent to some hell. It is further designed to allow the initiate to more fully understand the ancient Sacred Mysteries, albeit by way of more modern and even biblical (at times) themes. Hyperboreanism is not a recreation of, nor is it a replacement for, any ancient Sacred Mystery. It is a new Sacred Mystery designed to teach the same fundamental lessons that the ancient Sacred Mysteries taught. Presenter: Hekataios Pindaros Amerikos

Goal Manifestation with Dream Pillows - Bring your goals to fruition by using dream pillows. We will draw, paint or write our dreams on pillow cases to be slept on. All materials furnished. There will be a $5 charge for materials. Class limited to 15 participants but others may observe and attend the discussion. Presenter:  Rev Cheryl Cotton

Raising Your Vibration - We will learn about frequency and how vibration impacts our lives in every way, from the people we surround ourselves with, to the space around us, to how we feel about ourselves. We will begin with a guided meditation, followed by a discussion about frequency, low vibration, high vibration, and how to raise our vibration and maintain high resonance in our lives. We will learn the many tools available to help us raise vibration, from sound frequencies, to clearing energy and setting intentions, to crystal selections and working personally with light-beings. We will come away from Raising Your Vibration with the tools to help us be the best versions of ourselves we can be. Presenter:  Kelly Colwell

Introduction to Meditation - This workshop will begin with a recitation of Mantra in the ancient language of Gumurkhi for energy clearing. We will do a brief practice of pranayama, or healing breath. This will be followed with two asanas or postures to warm up and prepare for meditation. We will end the workshop with an introductory meditation practice and information on how to continue the practice. We will discuss some of the positive impacts of meditation. Presenter:  Chelsi Williamson

Spells and How to Create Them - Tish Owen, celebrated author of Spell it Correctly shares her insights on spells and spell working. Presenter: Tish Owen

Magick Hacks: Everyday Spells to Empower your Craft - Magickal practice and witchcraft aren’t just for Sabbats, esbats, and special occasions. When we practice our craft every day we flex a muscle so that when we need it for something big, we have well honed power. 

Magick Hacks are ways to make our witchery accessible. They are ways to cast spells that circumvent issues of price, time, energy, and other difficulties.

I have tapped into these hacks over the years of practicing. I use them even more now that I am a mom of a toddler and running my own business. While there’s something to be said of elaborate rituals and specialty tools, some days it’s a choice between Finding an easier more accessible way to do things (a hack) or no Magick at all - this is a situation I’ve found many witches are in and so I want to make sure they know there are Hacks out there to help! 

My workshop will include how I make a battery to pull energy from for spells that would otherwise exhaust me, how to create astrology talismans to use when you can’t work your schedule to coincide with the planets for ritual, and cheap or free DIY tools and ingredients for spell work so lack of funds doesn’t hold you back from being the witch you want to be. Presenter: December Fields-Bryant


Hekataios Pindaros Amerikos - Hierophant of the modern Sacred Mystery initiations of Hyperboreanism. Demarkhos of the Middle-Tennessee area Proto-Demos "Dodona Mouseion Hyperboreoi" of Hellenion. Author of three books, "Apocalypse and Armageddon", "Killing Roma" and "Pagan Trek". The presenter was brought up in rural West Tennessee and was once an ardent, fanatical, Christian. He acquired several degrees in religious, historical and philosophical studies, which changed his understanding, so that many years ago he began to study ancient Western polytheism and found that it had to be seen as just as legitimate as, or frankly even more legitimate than, modern Abrahamic faiths. He now seeks to help others to understand the truths that our ancient ancestors understood.

Rev Cheryl Cotton - Rev. Cheryl Cotten has been a practicing Pagan since her initiation at Beltane 1974 into a Gardnerian coven. She has been a Reiki Master Teacher for more than 25 years, and continues a Reiki practice and teaches others. Rev. Cheryl currently follows an eclectic Pagan path with emphasis on Native American and Wiccan. She has taught many workshops over the years on manifestation techniques among other topics. Please feel free to contact her with any needs or questions.

Kelly Colwell - Kelly is an intuitive, vibrational jewelry artist, Life Coach, aura reader, ordained non-denominational minister, reiki practitioner, Integrated Awareness graduate, light-worker, and teacher. She has spend 30 years exploring a variety of spiritual modalities, and uses her vast resources and experience to teach and coach others along the path of spiritual enlightenment. she is currently focused on vibration and frequency as it impacts our lives and teaches self-help classes in Chakra healing and balancing, raising vibrations, aura cleansing and clearing, clearing negative and dark energies, releasing negative emotions, and frequency healing. She believes that love is the answer to every question, and when it isn't, you aren't asking the right question.

Chelsi Williamson - I am an emotional energy healer, kundalini yoga teacher, and DoTerra Wellness Advocate. I work as a life coach with a specialization in emotional healing.

Tish Owen - Tish Owen is an occult shop owner, wife, mother, daughter, sailor, brew master, pet owner, festival giver and at some point someone took away her typewriter and gave her a computer. The rest is history. Her first book Chasing the Rainbow is a guide to hosting your own Pagan Festival, her second book Spell it Correctly is an handbook for spellwork. Check out her website or find her on Facebook.

December Fields-Bryant - December is the witch and writer behind After nearly two decades practicing her craft, she now focuses helping other witches incorporate their magickal practice into their everyday lives. When she isn’t casting spells or writing, she loves and lives near Music City Tennessee with her husband and mischief-maker son. You can follow her magickal journey on her website as well as Instagram and Twitter under handle @StartWitchin. Check out her website to learn more.

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