2013 JaxPPD

Sanctuary’s Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance, Inc

 

****13th Annual Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day****

September 22, 2013

 

Jacksonville’s Pagan Pride Day focuses on accurate education of Paganism, building community, aiding charity, and supporting activism of Paganism. We promote religious freedom and acceptance of ALL religions in the spirit of peace!

 

2013 Event Sponsor: AcmeMagick

~ Charity Drives ~

39.4 lbs Non-Perishable Food ~ Waste Not Want Not Florida
239.5 lbs Dog and Cat Food ~ First Coast No More Homeless Pets


~Rituals~

10 am Opening Blessing Ritual ~ Circle of the Phoenix NFL

&

6 pm Autumn Equinox Ritual ~ Chalice Circle

 

~Local Pagan Covens & Groups~

Dark Waters Grove ~ We are a local grove of Neo-Pagan Druids promoting the Indo-European traditions of our ancestors as part of the Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). ADF is an international fellowship devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry. The group meetings are open to anyone, no matter what your tradition or belief. No matter if you are a pagan or not. We hope to not only gain a better understanding about Druidry, but to also facilitate an understanding that although we are different, we are still equal. In our grove, every member is equal and has an equal voice.

Jacksonville CUUPS ~ A local chapter of Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS), an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists (UUs), educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UUs. Jax CUUPS operates out of the Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church.

Coven Lia-Fail ~ A Gardnerian Coven, co-located in Boca Raton and Orange Park, Florida. The Coven is currently interested in new members who desired to learn Traditional Wiccan teachings. Prospective students should be serious about their beliefs and desire to learn. Only those 18 years of age or older will be considered. Students will meet weekly for instruction and must be willing to participate fully in a year and a day course. Only those successfully completing the course of instruction will be considered for initiation into the Coven.

South East Kindred ~ An Asatru Kindred in Jacksonville, FL that works to build the local Heathen community through event hosting and study groups.

Everglades Moon Local Council, Covenant of the Goddess ~ an affiliation of covens and solitary members of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) who live in Florida.  Local councils have been a part of CoG since its early days, formed to provide a local presence for the organization and a way to facilitate community networking amongst Wiccans and Witches. Our mission is to represent and expand the presence of the Covenant of the Goddess, in the state of Florida, provide a sense of community, and encourage communication between the various groups and individuals of our religion.


 

~Non-profits~

Hubbard House ~ Comprehensive domestic violence services for victims and their children. Our mission: Every Relationship Violence Free.

American Red Cross ~ Since 1914, the Northeast Florida Chapter has helped countless people throughout our ten county area; your neighbors, your friends, your family. Whether it’s lifesaving training, emergency preparedness or help with immediate needs following a disaster, the Red Cross is here waiting to lend a helping hand to make a stronger, safer community. Our Mission: Disaster Preparedness

Intact Pagan Network ~ To provide Pagan parents with accurate information on the prepuce organ, circumcision & healthy intact infant care while respecting nature & harming none.

First Coast No More Homeless Pets ~ Mission is to make our community no kill through free and low-cost spay and neuter programs. FCNMHP is our event Pet Food and Supply Drive beneficiary for the second year and now they are going to attend as a non-profit booth!

 

~Sponsors~

2013 Event Sponsor: AcmeMagick

Thomas Howard and his lovely wife Denise founded AcmeMagick in 2008 as a magickal entertainment company that will assist with creativity and improve your imagicknation. Known as the Wandsmith and the King of Wands, Thomas is the master craftsman that created the Magilus, the world’s only living “Magick Wand.” Inspired by the Harry Potter™ series, the Magilus was invented shortly after the release of the Deathly Hallows.

Hand-crafted from Populus Alba (White Poplar), every Magilus has a mind of it’s own and must be interpreted by it’s Kaster. You can use the Magilus to gain wizdom and insight, or let it inspire your next creative adventure. The choices are yours, so use them wisely. At the center of each Magilus is a core or interchangeable compartment where items are stored to charge the intent of your wand. It can hold tiny gaming dice, a crystal, or other token depending on how you intend to use your wand. With 3, 6-sided dice in the core, you can use a Magilus for divination, play games, and even have a Wizard’s Duel. Crystals can charge your wand for spiritual energy working and you can change the type of crystal that you use based on the goal you are trying to accomplish.

Earth Gifts

~ Gold Ad Sponsor ~

Jacksonville‘s largest metaphysical supply and gift shop serving the Jacksonville Alternative & Spirit Communities since 1994! Featuring: Rockshop, Crystals, Gemstones, Jewelry, Incense, Oils, Candles, Herbs, Books, Music, Tarot Cards, Feng Shui Supplies, Art Prints, Statuary, and more!

 

Friends of Rupert

~ Silver Ad Sponsor ~

Kyrja is the author of “Rupert’s Tales,” a growing series of children’s books featuring Rupert the rabbit, who learns about the Wheel of the Year when people come to the forest where he lives to celebrate seasonal holidays. She also writes fantasy-genre fiction novels, including the recently released “Mi’s Search for Beauty.” She is a member of the Pooka Pages Team, occasionally contributing short tales to the free e-zine. Kyrja’s latest adventure will be launching the “Friends of Rupert” show through the Illuminati Network, an organization dedicated to providing information from an occult perspective to promote diversity and understanding.

 

 

Dark Waters Grove

~ Silver Ad Sponsor ~

We are a local grove of Neo-Pagan Druids promoting the Indo-European traditions of our ancestors as part of the Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF). ADF is an international fellowship devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry. The group meetings are open to anyone, no matter what your tradition or belief. No matter if you are a pagan or not. We hope to not only gain a better understanding about Druidry, but to also facilitate an understanding that although we are different, we are still equal. In our grove, every member is equal and has an equal voice.

 

Jacksonville Spiritual Gifts

~ Silver Ad Sponsor ~

Dawn is a professional tarot card reader that offers private readings, parties, and can be found at the River Arts Market on Saturdays. She sells handmade incense, incense burners, genie bottles, Aladdin lamps, pendulums, and tarot card readings.

 

 

Coven Lia Fail

~ Silver Ad Sponsor ~

Coven Lia Fail is a Gardnerian Coven in co-located in Boca Raton and Orange Park, Florida. The Coven is currently interested in new members who desired to learn Traditional Wiccan teachings. Prospective students should be serious about their beliefs and desire to learn. Only those 18 years of age or older will be considered. Students will meet weekly for instruction and must be willing to participate fully in a year and a day course. Only those successfully completing the course of instruction will be considered for initiation into the Coven.

~Merchandise & Food Vendors~

AcmeMagick ~ 2013 Event Sponsor

the Magilus: Game & Wizdom Wand, Spell Kaster card game, and Assorted Metaphysical Gifts

Friends of Rupert ~ All current “Rupert’s Tales” titles, along with accompanying accessories, such as T-shirts, Tote Bags, and posters. Also non-Rupert paperback, “Mi’s Search for Beauty.”

PlanetShelly ~ young adult science fiction and fantasy novels

Alemah Boutique ~ handmade, unique one of a kind clothing, crafts and costuming

Mary & Mom ~ tie-dyed clothing and accessories

Dava’s Candles ~ Wiccans making candles for Wiccans and handcrafted dragons statues

Maggie’s Herbal Farm ~ natural grown medicinal and culinary herb plants

Rae Razel Costumes ~ custom made costumes, jewelery, and accessories as well as costume photography

Jacksonville Spiritual Gifts ~ handmade incense, incense burners, genie bottles, Aladdin lamps, pendulums, and tarot card readings

A. Laine Designs ~ handmade jewelry and hand-painted wooden art

SoapBomb ~ handmade soaps, lotions and lip bombs

Spiritual Uplifts ~ metaphysics store ~ tarot cards, massage, and readings

Quixotic Trinkets ~ makes many types of jewelry and crafts with different media, in association with Auntie B’s Crafts

Harmsway Press ~ local writer, selling science fiction books and merchandise

Conscious Creations ~ hand crafted jewelry which includes crystals and gemstones, works of art, and some magickal items for the altar

Awakening Spirit Massage & Wellness ~ We are an alternative healing center with several Pagan employees. We will offer Chair Massage, as well as healing and health-oriented natural arts and crafts

Brown Bean Express ~ mobile coffee cart featuring Calendar of Events Newsletter

Knuckle Sandwich Jax ~ chicken tenders, burgers, fries, drinks, etc

~Workshops~

Children Workshop: Pagan Symbols and Meanings ~ JaxPPA 

We will draw various symbols in chalk while learning their true meaning.

Paganism 101 ~ BBUUC CUUPS Janus Elvenbough

Intensive lecture on the history of Paganism, cosmology of selected Pagan systems, as well as explaining such questions as, “What’s the difference between a Witch and a Wiccan?”

 

Children Workshop: Autumn Equinox Masks ~ JaxPPA

We’re going to make colorful leaf masks while learning how to identify leaves.

 

Tarot Cards: a Basic Introduction ~ Jacksonville Spiritual Gifts 

A basic introduction to the overall knowledge of Tarot Cards.

Rupert’s Tales and Tunes ~ Friends of Rupert

Join Rupert the rabbit in this interactive story-time workshop as he hurries to find the people who have come to the forest where he lives to celebrate Mabon.

 

Ogham Divination ~ Dark Waters Grove

Join us and learn about Ogham, an ancient Celtic form of divination.

Magilus Wand Workshop ~ AcmeMagick

The Magilus wand is the world’s only living “Magick Wand!” Designed and handcrafted by Thomas Howard, the Magilus wand has evolved over the years to include over 40 unique designs and paint styles including color changing wands! Join our Event Sponsor and learn about the many uses of the Magilus Wand!

 

Magilus Tournament ~ AcmeMagick 

The Magilus wand is the world’s only living “Magick Wand!” Designed and handcrafted by Thomas Howard, the Magilus wand has evolved over the years to include over 40 unique designs and paint styles including color changing wands! Join our Event Sponsor to participate in a Wizard’s Duel, a points based magic wand dueling competition for ages 7 and up with chances to win wands!

 

Door Prize Drawing

 

Children Workshop: Rorschach Animal Guides ~ JaxPPA 

We will look at fun ‘ink blot’ like paintings to see which animal we can spy in the chaos of colors and shapes. I will be there to provide descriptions of each animal that you see.

British Traditional Wicca ~ Coven Lia Fail 

Basics of British Traditional Wicca with focus on the group dynamic found in traditionally structured covens.

 

Circle Casting and Elements for Kids ~ Spiral Scouts

Interactive workshop will discuss the topic of why we cast circles and why we call Quarters. By the end, they will be casting their own circles of power and identifying with their own Elementals.

Creative Writing ~ PlanetShelly

A creative writing workshop for enhancing your spiritual practice through the power of your own words in stories, poems, and rituals that will honor the Gods and Goddesses.

Belly dancing ~ Blue Lotus Gina Marie

A brief history of belly dancing followed by a warmup,dance movements and combinations.

 

~Musical Performances~

Jig To A Milestone

performing ambiance music with vocals, whistles, and assorted strings

Jig to a Milestone is north Florida’s newest Celtic band. Our unconventional instrumentation and eclectic song list makes for a unique and rich listening experience you have to hear. We cover the gamut of Celtic music with ballads, traditionals, pub classics, instrumentals, modern Celtic, sea shanties, and the occasional bawdy tune. The driving force behind Jig to a Milestone is the passion and talent of two people: Victoria Van Arnam and Jason the Red.

 

Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day is a chapter event of the Pagan Pride Project, Inc.

 

Want to participate in our community event? Please visit our event application page to read the different options and apply today!

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