The Sun rides high in the skies and the smiles of the Pagan folk here in Michigan are beaming brightly again in anticipation of this year's Michigan Pagan Fest. Held annually in Belleville at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, this is one of the high points of the Mid Summer Michigan Pagan events. The program is even more exciting this year than last year.
Headliners this time around include Ann Moura, Holly Allender Kraig, and Lady Belladonna Laveau, ATC on the national level. on the local one. Soulara, Lady Bona Dea, and Auntie Dame will represent our hometown folks with awesome presentations and experiential instructional events that will spiritually feed.
Musical artists feature Dixon's Violin, Mama Gina, and Aria Flame. That is a really diverse and fist pumping line up. Something that may suit a little of everyone seems to be the tradition at this event.
This year's theme is "TREE OF LIFE: ROOTS TO MANIFESTATION", and the manifestation of collective good will will be sure to energize the entire Pagan peninsula for the entire weekend.
This year's events include:
- The Sacred Scourge
- Mead Making
- What is a Guardian?
- Chalice Well Circle
- Intro Magick for Teens
- The Manifesto of the Unwelcome
- Old Horney, getting in touch masculine aspects of pagan spirituality
- Meet N Greet: First Timers and old timers
- Stag Hunt (Men Only)
- Open Drumming
- BYOB: Bring Your Own Makeup
- Closing Ritual
Of special interest to many this year are
- Maenad Parade
- Self defense for Teens
- Children's self defense
- Spiral Scout Information
For those who are coming to the festival, amenities include:
•Camping with restroom and shower facilities
•Stores and restaurants close by
•Special rates at hotel within walking distance for non campers
Do not miss the Peruvian Fire Ceremony led by James "Two Snakes" Stovall. Local Shaman and radio personality, he is always a delight. Stop by the Wandering Owl, in Jackson, and see him sometime.
Hope to see you there.