Workshop Zone – VanPPD 2017

Bring your camp chair or a blanket to sit on – and come learn something new!

The Workshop Zone is located to the side of the event to allow for less noise so that attendees can learn from each workshop instructor.

Schedule and descriptions for workshops planned throughout the day on Saturday, September 9, 2017 are as follows:

Workshop Zone Programme

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Elemental Mantras for Spiritual Alchemy and Magickal Empowerment
Presented by: Dave

Come explore these ancient mantras of the middle east. These powerhouses of mystical energy are one the missing foundations of western magickal practice. Repeated use of these mantras will not only strengthen you magick; they will change the very core of your being.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Qabala for Pagans
Presented by: Violet

Get a brief overview of the Qabala, including a history, structure, philosophy, and magickal usages.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Intuition as the View Finder: Creative Photography from a Magickal Perspective
Presented by: Shane

As any creative will tell you, there is magic in following one’s inspiration – however, learning to listen to one’s inner guide requires practice! This workshop will explore methods and techniques to clear a path from your mind’s eye to your camera lens or smartphone in order to take photos that capture the awe and beauty of both the spiritual and the physical world.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Planetary Mantras for Spiritual Alchemy and Magickal Empowerment
Presented by: Dave

Learn the seven planetary mantras of the ancient Sabians. These powerful mantras draw the highest spiritual essence of the planets into our very being. When properly invoked the mantras will actually change our planetary karma and frequently how we interact with life itself.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Paganism 101
Presented by: Violet

Get a quick overview and introduction to Paganism, including a definition, the difficulty with definitions, the different paths of Paganism, and all with a brief underscoring of history.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Basics of energetic grounding and holding sacred space
Presented by: Nathalie

Learning skills to connect through your feeling senses to the earth or any other healthy energy source. Developing how to replenish ourselves and recognize and interpret energetic information. Experiencing our capacity to hold Healthy Boundaries and to hold Sacred Space for ourselves and others.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. 10 Techniques to take your magick to the next level
Presented by: Dave

Learn 10 magickal techniques from the ancient masters, to take your magick to the next level. Each of these techniques can be easily applied to any of your magickal workings. The results will speak for themselves.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ask a Witch Q & A
Presented by: Violet

Violet, the Abysmal Witch, (who has been practicing her Craft since 1990, primarily works Ecclectic British Traditional Wicca yet has experience with a number of different pagan paths, has a passion for ritual and self development, and loves to teach), will be available and (most likely) happy to answer your (reasonable and respectful) questions about Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, etc. No question is too silly, nor strange, nor crazy so long as the reasonable and respectful aspects are maintained.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Astral travel and Lucid Dreaming
Presented by: Nat Jack

This is basic and practical for any level of dreamer.

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