Astrology and the Chakras
Rev. Bill Duvendack

The inter-dimensional energy vortices known as chakras have come into the western mindset
over the last 160 years, and are reclaiming their place when it comes to healing and overall
energetic health. An age old body of knowledge, it can be worked with energetically to achieve
maximum results, both proactively and retroactively. Astrology can be used to connect not only
the human body with the macrocosm, but it can also tell us when good times exist to maximize
chakra work. In this class, we will look at the correlations between the two systems, and how to
use astrology to increase chakra work to greater ends. The class will last two hours long, and
handouts will be provided

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Dive into Drumming
Sue Balaschak

Ride the wave of energy created by drumming! Expand your connection between yourself, your drum and Mother Earth's energy. We will discuss the spirit of the drum, drumming techniques, basic rhythms, and raising energy at drum circles. This is an introductory drumming class. Drummers of all levels are welcome. Bring your drum and a chair.

Sue Balaschak is a founding member of Burning Sage and the creator of Primal Rhythm. She has been playing the drums professionally since the age of 12 and teaching drumming since she was 17. Sue’s first hand drumming CD, “Primal Rhythm 1” was released on FireBand Records and has received rave reviews in national publications. It was featured in the sound track of the documentary film “Return of the Cuyahoga,” airing nationally on PBS. “Primal Rhythm 2,” featured Dun Duns and Djembe. Primal Rhythm 3 is a live, ensemble CD featuring Lin Sanders on vocals.
Festival 101
Rev. Rita Harmon

The purpose of this workshop is to help you get familiar with festival etiquette -- what to expect and how to conduct yourself among the tribe. You will learn about the Do's, the Don'ts, and Safety during a festival. This workshop is a must for all first timers as well as very enlightening for old timers.

Rita comes from a Native American Shamanism background and majored in philosophy and theology in college. Rita is a registered nurse that specialized in critical care and then psychiatric nursing. She has studied with Dianic, Shamanistic, and spiritual practioners. Rita has been teaching at The Magic Candle for 11 years and teaches 2- year long Mystery Schools, Alchemy, History and Symbols classes.
Green and Healing Magic
Byron Ballard

Many of us are bombarded these days with requests for healing in body, mind and spirit. This class offers ways for the healer to cope--and even thrive—and be helpful whether the healing is needed for kith, kindred, colleagues or self. Gather and use the material in the world around you as you consider the “magic” of intention and other energy work. Learn deep relaxation techniques & spend time with the Seven Sovereign Sisters of the Appalachian Mountains.

Byron Ballard hales from Asheville, North Carolina Byron is a Writer, ritualist and teacher, she believes in keeping the beloved but fading art of folk magic alive. Byron serves as elder priestess at Mother Grove Goddess Temple, a church devoted to the many faces of the Divine Feminine, where she teaches religious education and leads rituals.
Hill folks Hoodoo: Appalachia’s Living Folk Magic Tradition
Byron Ballard

Hill folks Hoodoo: with its gnarly roots in the British Isles, the German Palatinate and in indigenous American tribal practice, Appalachian folk magic is characterized by its hands-on and practical approach, as well as its use of available materials. Though it has come down to us through a Protestant Christians filter, this system is easily adapted to modern Pagan sensibilities.

Byron Ballard hales from Asheville, North Carolina Byron is a Writer, ritualist and teacher, she believes in keeping the beloved but fading art of folk magic alive. Byron serves as elder priestess at Mother Grove Goddess Temple, a church devoted to the many faces of the Divine Feminine, where she teaches religious education and leads rituals.
How'd they do that? Advanced Hand Drumming
Sue Balaschak

Ever wonder how some drummers play such cool rhythms? Well, let me show you. This workshop will provide you with the tools and confidence to allow your own personality to speak through your drum. We will discuss advanced drumming techniques, syncopated rhythms, dynamics, and exercises to improve your skills. Prior drumming experience recommended. Bring your drum, a chair and your questions.

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Invoking and Evoking the Tarot Archetypes: Invoking the Star
Mama Gina

We'll define and discuss practical theory regarding invoking and evoking archetypal energies, and then participate in a guided meditation, invoking the Star from the Tarot Major Arcana. Please bring paper and pencil if you wish to take notes, your Star card from your Tarot deck (if you don't have a deck - no worries, Mama Gina has plenty), and a very open mind and even more open heart.

Mama Gina is a Pagan Bard, singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of life, death and rebirth. She sings of holding on and letting go. She speaks to the Gods and Goddesses and they speak back. Oh, boy, do they speak back! She sings their stories as they become her own. She sings of her spiritual connection to the natural world, and of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the magical. When she is not performing, you just might find her camping in the woods seeking inspiration from the earth beneath her feet and the vast, open sky.
Living Alchemy
Rev. Bill Duvendack

Alchemy is one of the oldest subjects known to humanity. It is the grandfather of chemistry,
among other things, and the very word can conjure up images of a mad man in a laboratory.
So, what IS alchemy? This class will discuss alchemy from a spiritual perspective.
Participants will study the 7 stages of alchemy, and understand how they can be applied in
everyday life, without a laboratory or an Igor! This class will be two hours long and handouts will
be provided.

Rev Bill Duvendack. Is a 30-year practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer, presenter, psychic, teacher, and author. Rev Duvendack is an ordained independent Spiritualist minister, who can provide ceremonies of any faith and type, in accord with one’s beliefs. I have performed everything from weddings and handfastings to baby naming and blessing ceremonies, as well as remembrance services. I am ordained through Circle of Light Independent Spiritualist Church, where I have formally sat on the board in a variety of positions for many years.I am also an ordained Thelemic priest and Bishop through the EGNU, and the High Priest of the Temple of Ascending Flame.
Magical Musical Composition and Songwriting
Brian Henke

Many of you are accomplished witches. You can cast a spell either that you picked from a book, the internet or that you made up yourself.
What we composers/songwriters/singers and musicians do is magic too. Whether we know it or not.
It’s all about vibrations and intent.
Whatever musical abilities you have or don’t have (or don’t THINK you have) if you want to know more about making magic with music then this is the workshop for you!

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Make a Dream Catcher
Michele Polacek

Come and learn how to make a Native American style dream catcher with Michele. Hoops, imitation sinew, leather, beads, and feathers will be provided for a small fee of $5.00. If you have any charms or other special items you would like to include in your dream web, please bring them along. There will also be additional trinkets for $2.00 each. Limit 15 people.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

There will be a sign up sheet on site for this workshop.

Michele is an eclectic Wiccan who is drawn to Native American spirituality and Norse teachings. She has been a member of Phoenix Rising Temple for over ten years. Michele also is a member of the Midwest Pagan Council. She makes dream catchers, jewelry, and has been known to draw a picture or two. Michele also loves being out in nature alone, or with friends.
Morning Frame Drum Meditation with Mama Gina
Mama Gina

Mama Gina will share how she uses the frame drum in her personal meditative practice. You'll get an opportunity to play a bit and sing and chant into the drum, and then we'll settle in for a brief meditation. If you have any kind of frame drum, please bring it! You do not need any knowledge of drumming or frame drumming to participate in this workshop.

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Music, Magic, Love, Nature and Everything
Brian Henke

Music, magic, love, nature are all connected to everything.
You don’t need to be a musician to make music. You don’t need to be a master musician to express and celebrate love and nature with music and you do not need to be a musician to make magic with music.
Music IS magic!
Bring you drums, voices and instruments of all kinds and we’ll make music and magic together.

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Pagans, Mystics and Spaceships, Oh My!
Lin Sanders

What do these things have in common? At one time, witches were burned at the stake and mystics lived behind convent walls. In this chaotic time of our planet’s history, these creatures and archetypes walk freely amongst us. This workshop discusses the likelihood and problems of carrying these archetypes and living in our modern culture. The presenter will tell her story of spiritual seeking and the inter-dimensional beings encountered. We will close with a meditation for living in the heart space.

Lin Sanders is a spiritual seeker/devotee. A student of Caroline Myss and Krishna Das, this has led her to the feet of guru Neem Karoli Baba. When she is not growing organic food and crafting natural Earth products, you will find her singing, dancing and playing guitar for the quintessential fire band, Burning Sage. and
The Elements: an Astrological Perspective
Rev. Bill Duvendack

There are four elements that can be considered building blocks of this third dimensional
reality: Earth, Water, Air & Fire. How does astrology treat these? What can astrology tell us
about the elements, and how can we apply that knowledge to our understanding of this reality?
This class is meant to address the many different facets of each element, and how an
understanding of this can produce a better understanding of the world around us, and how to
synthesize this into our spiritual path and growth. This class is two hours long and will include handouts.

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