Monday, October 22, 2012

Feedback Survey

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Things to remember for Saturday

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Below is some important information to remember as you plan your day!

  • This is a city neighborhood park located on a small city block in Baltimore City, not a recreational park with picnic and recreational facilities. 
  • The event happens rain or shine. The weather forecast looks good, but be prepared. 
  • There are very limited benches, so you may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

  • There is street parking, but there is also a parking garage 1.5 blocks away. Please see directions and parking for more information and a map. 

  • Food drive items can be dropped off at the information booth. We will be collecting food items for the Maryland Food Bank and pet food and litter for the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter. See the Charities page on our website for specific information on needed items.

  • There are no food vendors at the event. 

  • You may want to bring beverages and food. However, there are no picnic areas or tables. 

  • There are several eating establishments 2-3 blocks from the park. Information will be available at the information booth.
Hope to see you there!

Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wyman Park Dell
3000 North Charles Street at 29th Street
Baltimore, MD
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rituals — Workshops — Children's Activities — Local Groups — Vendors

The Main Ritual Information

Part of the work of the main ritual will be to honor and invoke all of the groups and teachers, past and present, who have held the space and the energy in Baltimore over the years. Give some thought between now and Saturday about who you would like to bring in.

Below is the chant that we'll be singing during the ritual. Copies will also be available at the ritual.

One Spirit

One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle waivers.
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun.
There is strength in community,
The circle empowers you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free,
In the Goddess name, so mote it be!
— by P.J. Seale

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Workshop Course Descriptions

We are honored to have four wonderful teachers offering workshops at Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012. Here are the descriptions of the classes and information on the instructors.

Morning Workshops from 11AM to 12PM

Spellcrafting: The Magickal Formula - Cohesive Spell Construction 
with Maggie Weik Lee
         Some of the best workings are written in mere moments but imagine what you could create with a little forethought! The composition of a spell or the words used during your working can be the most powerful additive to achieve your goal. In this workshop we will look at ways to adequately construct a spell from the ground level up. Topics will include outlining your objective, writing in rhyme, identifying your resources, and from paper to success. A pen and paper is recommended for this workshop.
         Maggie Weik Lee is a writer, a mentor, and a practitioner of Celtic craft who has been actively practicing for over 14 years. Born and raised in the rolling hills of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Maggie was brought up regaled by the folklore of her ancestors. A rich maternal history in the art of Braucherei and Pennsylvania Dutch Powwow medicine led her to a path of energy work early on.

The Qabbalistic Tree and the Tarot
with Tristan Wolfheart
         The Qabbalistic Tree of Life and the Tarot are both full of symbolism and meaning, in and of themselves. However, there are many observable parallels of the symbolism in the two. Learn and discuss what some of the similarities are.  
         Formally trained by The Nomadic Chantry of the Gramarye's Rosemary Kooiman, and Kathleen Kooiman Egbert in Eclectic Wicca, I was ordained by them in 2002, and then ordained as a minister by Circle Sanctuary in 2010.  I serve on the Military Ministries Team and assist the Distinctive Faith Group Leadership program, as well as the Lady Liberty League.  I participated in the Pentacle Quest for the inclusion of the Pentacle as a symbol of faith on Federal Government Issued Headstones, and also assist Operation Circle Care.  I am licensed in Washington, DC as a Circle Sanctuary Minister, to perform weddings, and all other Clergy services.

Afternoon Workshops from 1:30PM – 3PM

Creating & Using Chakra-based Body Maps 
         An experiential journey using guided imagery where each chakra will be briefly explored and re-balanced.  Participants will create body maps to record the imagery and insights gathered from each chakra and learn ways to use the maps for further exploration and meditation within their personal spiritual practice.
         As a Wiccan mystic, Katrina Messenger works extensively with mythology, dreams, ritual and trance as a means of self exploration, self healing and self evolution. She believes that any attempt to change the external world must be paired with the inner work of a personal spiritual practice. As a healer, teacher and priestess, she believes that everyone has a unique purpose and can walk the path of sacred vocation.

Magick and Multiple Intelligences
with Literata
         Do you prefer poetry, or numbers? Is chanting the best way for you to raise energy, or dance? Learn about multiple intelligences - everyone has them! - and how you can tailor your magic to make the most of your natural talents, plus ways to strengthen your skills in areas you're weaker. This class combines up-to-date psychological and educational research with a variety of magical techniques to help you make the most of your magic.
         Literata is a poet, writer and High Priestess through the Order of the White Moon who . Her writing has been published in the anthologies Mandragora, Queen of the Sacred Way, Anointed, and The Scribing Ibis as well as in Witches and Pagans, Eternal Haunted Summer, and CIRCLE Magazine. My thoughts on the Wheel of the Year show up regularly at the Slacktiverse. I also coordinate and contribute to the blog content for the Hail Columbia project to help Pagans protect religious liberty.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Registration is Now Open

Registration is now available online!

Groups and Vendors that wish to participate in Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012 have several levels of participation. Including, event, vendor and group sponsors that get a few extra perks, as well vendor registrations. Any group that wishes to have a table may do so for free, we just ask you to register by the deadline so that we can be sure to accommodate you.
Check out the different sponsporship levels and register by going to:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Date and Location Announcement

Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012 will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Wyman Park Dell. The park is located at 3000 N. Charles Street in Baltimore, directly across from the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Go to our Directions page for maps and parking information.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coming Soon

This site is currently under construction.

Plans for Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012 are expected to be finalized no later than

July 31, 2012.

Thank you for your patience.

Maria Aquila
Local Coordinator
Baltimore Pagan Pride Day 2012