Midwest Pagan Council

41st Annual Pan Pagan Festival - August 2-6, 2017

 

Want to give a Workshop or present a Ritual at PPF?

Festivals thrive because everyone gets together to share their knowledge and learn from each other.

If you would like to share your knowledge in a Workshop or Ritual, please fill out the Workshop Form. While it is called a Workshop form, all the same information for Rituals is needed as well. Opening Ritual, Main Ritual, and Closing Ritual are staples at PPF, but that does not mean we wouldn't love to see you host a Ritual as well. Area A is the ritual space, available for your ritual as well.

If you would like to fill out a form online, please clink Here!

And questions, please email us at midwestpagancouncil@yahoo.com


2017 Workshops!

Lilith Mother of All Dark Creatures - Corvus Nocturnum

The figure Lilith is forever entrenched in our minds, as the mother of all dark creatures. From ancient artifacts to modern day film and comic books, we continue to see her as a vengeful feminine anti-hero. The she-demon from the Babylonian empire is far from an antiquated figure of myth and lore of days gone by. If anything, there has been a renewed interest in Lilith which has led modern artists and writers to embrace the archetype with still more fervor than in any time in the past. Like the phoenix which rises from the ashes of its former self, Lilith is reborn each time her character is reinterpreted and retold, in as much as are vampires, clarifying the reasons her persona was so quickly adapted to be the mother of the Succubi and of course vampires in so many stories. This reshaping of the screeching demoness serves to reflect each generation’s views of the feminine role in society, or in our day and age, how we redefine ourselves with one another. As we grow and change with Lilith survives the millennia, because she is truly the singular best archetype for the changing role of women. Learn Lilith’s darkest secrets as the author unveils her origins and brings you forward in time to discover this misunderstood figures evolution.

Finding Your Rhythm - Shouting Mountain

A fun workship to help build confidence with your drum. Learn basic Djembe techniques, drum circle etiquette, and a few basic rhythms. As well, learn to care for your drum. And most importantly, learn how to develop your own style and method of playing the drum.

Tie Dye with Elfie - Elfie

Come learn how to tie up a shirt and dye it!
[Please bring a pre-washed shirt (no softeners) and $5 to cover the dye materials]

Backyard Medicinals - Starr Morgayne

Have you ever wondered if there were any medicinal plants growing in your backyard? In this class, we will look at and discuss many "weeds" and other plants commonly found growing in the area and what beneficial properties they have.

Satanism 101 and Beyond - Corvus Nocturnum

The figure Lilith is forever entrenched in our minds, as the mother of all dark creatures. From ancient artifacts to modern day film and comic books, we continue to see her as a vengeful feminine anti-hero. The she-demon from the Babylonian empire is far from an antiquated figure of myth and lore of days gone by. If anything, there has been a renewed interest in Lilith which has led modern artists and writers to embrace the archetype with still more fervor than in any time in the past. Like the phoenix which rises from the ashes of its former self, Lilith is reborn each time her character is reinterpreted and retold, in as much as are vampires, clarifying the reasons her persona was so quickly adapted to be the mother of the Succubi and of course vampires in so many stories. This reshaping of the screeching demoness serves to reflect each generation’s views of the feminine role in society, or in our day and age, how we redefine ourselves with one another. As we grow and change with Lilith survives the millennia, because she is truly the singular best archetype for the changing role of women. Learn Lilith’s darkest secrets as the author unveils her origins and brings you forward in time to discover this misunderstood figures evolution.

Fairy Basics - Michelle B.

Learn the basic etiquette when dealing with the fey.

Serpent & Reptile Magic - Tavia R.

Serpents and other reptiles have been linked with magical power. Learn the history of those powers, and a way of doing spells using your snake (or other reptiles) to transform the blockages in your life.

How to be a Successful Writer - Corvus Nocturnum

I want you to be successful as a writer. I remember the feeling of putting out my first book, the excitement it brought, the happiness of seeing it in my own hands and looking it over. But then the fear kicked in. How do I sell this ton of books, this four foot square ton of paper and ink?”

These and other aspects of being a writer are covered in this class. I explain my thoughts on being a writer, both the good and bad aspects, in a raw and honest manner. I also go over techniques for how to get publicity, how to market yourself, tips on promotion, the proper use of social media, tips for networking, public speaking, traditional publishing versus self publishing, formatting and cover design, if you need a literary agent or not, and how to get exposure.

Other topics are how to handle rejection, self motivation, and improving your personal branding and outer appearance.

Craft Hour with Auntie Kristi - Kristi C.

Enjoy working on crafty projects, but can't seem to stop and sit long enough with all the other fun at the festival going on? Well come to Craft Hour with Auntie Kristi, where we take a seat in the shade, pull out our craft, and spend a little time working on it with good conversation.