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Year: 2009 ...

An Open Letter to Pagan Parents

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Event Expectations - Part I

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Year: 2002 ...

Psychic Self Defense for Festivals (and beyond)

Public Circles & Rituals - Pros / Cons, Stay or Go?

Duties, Care & Feeding of Guest Speakers & Artists

Mundane Health & Safety at Gatherings & Festivals

Year: 2000 ...

Nudity at Festivals


Festival FAQ's

Matters of Etiquette

Pet Peeves

KidCraft: Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Helpful Hints for Camping events

Festival FAQ's (part II)

Fire Safety

Dancing The Fires: Gardians for Your Safety and Security

Reservation Roulette

Merchanting at Gatherings, Events & Festivals

Serving those that Serve

Hosting a Festival, Gathering or Lecture

Workshops at Festivals

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Author: Patricia Telesco [a WitchVox Sponsor]
Posted: June 8th. 2000
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Patricia Telesco is the mother of three, wife, chief human to 5 pets, and a full-time professional author with more than 30 metaphysical books on the market. These include Goddess in my Pocket, the Futuretelling, The Herbal Arts, Kitchen Witch's Cookbook, Little Book of Love Magic, Your Book of Shadows, Dancing with Devas and other diverse titles, each of which represents a different area of spiritual interest for her and her readers.

Trish consideres herself a down-to-earth, militant Kitchen Witch whose love of folklore and world-wide customs flavor every spell and ritual. While her actual Wiccan education was originally self trained and self initiated, she later received initiation into the Strega tradition of Italy, which gives form and fullness to the folk magic Trish practices. Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being creative so that magic grows with you.

Her latest project is hosting Goddess oriented tours for both men and women to Hawaii in 2001 and Italy in 2002. Additionally, Trish travels minimally once a month to give lectures and workshops around the country. She has appeared on several television segments including one for Sightings on muli-cultural divination systems, and one for the Debra Duncan Show on modern Wicca. Besides this, Trish maintains a strong, visible presence in metaphysical journals including Circle Network News, Silver Chalice, Wiccan Times, and Aquarius, and on the internet through her home page of, her yahoo club , and various appearances on internet chats and bbs boards. Her hobbies include gardening, herbalism, brewing, singing, hand crafts, antique restoration, and landscaping.

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  • Festival FAQ's - Festival season is blossoming like the earth itself, and the number of gatherings and events around the world is growing likewise. So this is the perfect time to examine some basic helps and hints that will make everyone's festival more enjoyable.To start this series, we'll go over a few of the FAQ's that come to festival coordinators and speakers alike...

  • Fire Safety - When people are enjoying themselves at festivals sometimes little things get neglected. One thing in particular is fire safety. Indoor events, while lacking in a ritual fire, still contain candles (usually) and most buildings have very strict rules to which everyone attending should be contentious in following. For example, some hotels do not allow "open flame" this means a candle...

  • Reservation Roulette - All festivals, lectures, workshops, and similar events have a point person who handles reservations. One of the things that's really sad, however, is that very few pagans are good about making advance reservations for just about anything! No matter where I travel I hear comments like this one: "well we have 15 people signed up, only 2 have paid...

  • Pet Peeves - Neo-pagans and witches are notorious animal lovers. This isn't a bad thing, but there times and places for our creature features, and times when animals are best kept at home. Since I know that this article will cause a flurry of pro and con responses, let me state emphatically that I love animals, but I don't always love them at...

  • Serving those that Serve - While this really applies to our community all the time, not just at festivals, one thing of which we could use more are helpful hands. No one wants to see a festival coordinator, his or her staff, speakers, healers, and visionaries burn out because their needs are overlooked. So, when you have time, give something back to those that serve...

  • Festival FAQ's (part II) - I notice a lot of people with athames and other magickal gear at events. How should these be treated? With the utmost respect. Don't touch anything without first asking. Just because it's sitting somewhere, this isn't an open invitation for people to pick up an item and tinker with it. Please treat other people's goods with the same courtesy as...

  • Helpful Hints for Camping events - Everything you always wanted to know about camping at a pagan event but were afraid to ask...

  • Merchanting at Gatherings, Events & Festivals - For those of us in the community who need to pay bills, and who have a pagan-friendly business, merchanting is a great opportunity to cover a festival's costs and offer a service to the community. Nonetheless, many of us don't know where to begin to be successful at merchanting. This list should help: Contact the event coordinator EARLY to get...

  • Matters of Etiquette - No matter the type of event you're attending, there are general unspoken rules of pagan etiquette that should be followed contientiously. Many of these rules come under the heading of common sense, but that all too often is in short supply! Magickal Tools & Altars: At nearly any event there will be other people's magickal tools, jewelry, drums, wands, walking sticks...

  • KidCraft: Parental Rights and Responsibilities - There are more and more people who are bringing up children in the Craft. This means that our events are bound to have some children in attendance at least some of the time. This is a wonderful thing, because our children represent a positive future for magickal traditions. On the other hand, children can cause difficulties at events too -- for...

  • Workshops at Festivals - There are more and more people who are bringing up children in the Craft. This means that our events are bound to have some children in attendance at least some of the time. This is a wonderful thing, because our children represent a positive future for magickal traditions. On the other hand, children can cause difficulties at events too...

    Trish Telesco

    The Witches' Voice
    June 9th., 2000

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