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Free Spirit Gathering 2013: Many Paths
2013 Midwest Witches "Steampunk" Ball
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Between the Worlds: An Interfaith Esoteric Conference
Sirius Rising & Summerfest 2012
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Why Celebrate International Pagan Coming Out Day?
Spring Mysteries Festival XXVII
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Summer Solstice Ritual, SF Ocean Beach
Summerland Spirit Festival 2012
Toon Town’s Pagan Summer Fest: A Ten Year Long Dream
Mabon with Blackberry Circle
Salem, Oregon Celebrates Its First Pagan Pride Day (2012)
NorthWest Fall Equinox Festival (NWFEF) 2012 (Review)
Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
Year: 2011 ...
Starwood Festival 2011 (A Review by Oberon Zell)
Sacred Space Celebrates Twenty-one Years!
The New Orleans Witches' Ball
"New Fire in Deep Winter: Oimelc in Minnesota"
St. Louis Pagan Picnic
Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom
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2011 Midwest Witches Ball and Bazaar
Through the Looking Glass Midwest - Michigan's 2011 Witches Ball:
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Sacred Space Conference
Review: Sirius Rising
Free Spirit Gathering
43rd Annual Gathering of the Tribes
Summerfest 2010 (Festival Review)
Midwest Witches' Ball 2010
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The Sacred Space Conference and Winterfest Banquet
Toon Town's Pagan Summer Fest.
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008
The Land Institute Prairie Festival 2008
Sacred Harvest Festival 2008; The Fool's Journey, Breaking the Hermetic Seal
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4th of July Pagan Religious Rights Rally and Ritual and Chesapeake Pagan Community Summer Gathering
Sirius Rising 2007: Making Connections
The 12th Annual Halloween Festival London UK
Louisville Pagan Pride Day
Central Vermont Lughnasadh Festival
2nd Annual Children's Camp
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Harvest Home Gathering 2006 (picts added Oct. 18)
Southeast Women's Herbal Conference
Toronto Pagan Conference
Canadian National Pagan Conference
Sirius Rising 2006
Rally for Religious Freedom
Brazilian Mabon Celebration in Săo Paulo
Chesapeake Pagan Community Gathering: Dancing with Devas 2006
WitchFest Wales, 2006
Pagan Pride Day - Metro Detroit
Rochester Pagan Pride Day
The 2006 Between the Worlds Men's Gathering
Hellfire Caves Ritual
Beltaine 2006: A Pagan Odyssey
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Tara Summer Solstice 2005
Starwood XXV: Feelin' the Love
Persephone's Masquerade: The 4th Annual OHF Spring Ball
Pictures from New Orleans
Sirius Rising 2005: Restoring the Balance
Harvest Home 2005: Magick, Imagination, and Love
Spirit's Haven in the Woods
Inner Mysteries Intensive with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
People of Beauty, People of Peace: CPC Summer Gathering 2005
Mid-Atlantic Pagan Alliance’s Wicked Awesome Lugh Beach Party
WES Raises Funds for Katrina Victims
Adirondack Pagan Pride Day
The 2005 Between The Worlds Men's Gathering
WytcheHaven Weekend 2
Midsummer's Haven in the Woods
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Michigan Midwest Bazaar and Witches Ball
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If I had to sum up the 16th Michigan-Midwest Witches Ball in one word, it would be: Fantastic! I was constantly amazed at the creativity of the costumes at the Ball. Since the theme of this year’s Ball was “The End of the World as We Know It”, a number of people came dressed in survivalist gear. The usual witches and wizards were in attendance, in addition to Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, and a number of deities, including our new Queen Nephthys and King Jesus! And we can’t forget those that came in their finest formal dress. It was a stunning crowd by any standards.
There were a number of highlights beginning with the Royalty House itself, a beautiful and spacious hall for any occasion. A great choice by the Board of Directors. Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing such a fabulous job and your dedication to making The Witches Ball such a success year after year! The food was delicious and the service and staff were outstanding. The desserts, provided by Kitchen Witch Creations, were as delicious as they were beautiful. DJ John Bommarito did a fabulous job, keeping the music and pace going constantly throughout the evening.
Of course, the outstanding highlight of the night was when Kim Reeves awarded David Trexler, aka Merlyn, the first annual Pagan of the Year award for his outstanding work on behalf of the Tempest Smith Foundation, pagans throughout Michigan and founding Witches of Michigan to assist in promoting understanding and unity among pagans and non-pagans alike. Merlyn is a talented craftsman, as well, providing the crowns for the King and Queen of the Ball. Be sure to stop by the Witches Bazaar next year to see his wares. Henceforth, the Pagan of the Year award will be known as The Merlyn!
The altar provided by COST (Circle of the Sacred Truth) was truly beautiful and will be raffled off at Convocation 2013. As a member of COST and a new sponsor to the Witches Ball, I can truly say it was an outstanding and memorable day, beginning with the Bazaar, and followed by the Ball. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. The Midwest-Michigan Witches Ball is truly a highpoint of the year! Next year the theme is going to be the Steampunk ball. I am looking forward to it already. You don’t want to miss this one!
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