Pocono Witches Festival Now 100% Online

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The Pocono Witches Festival is returning in 2020 Bigger & Better !!! and NOW 100% ONLINE!!!
The Pocono Witches’ Festival & Ball is three days in October that celebrates Halloween and the Witches’ New Year, known to Witches as Samhain. The Event will be held virtually from the comfort of your home. The Weekend Festivities include a Witches’ Masquerade Ball and Samhain Ritual.
All Ticket Sales are Final!

VIRTUAL 3-Day PASS:
$85+tax&fees These 3-day Passes will allow to watch all the events of the Pocono Witches’ Festival and Ball virtually from the comfort of your home. All ticket sales are final. Limited number available.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Friday October 23rd
Séance 7pm-10pm
Paranormal Investigation 10pm-2am
Start the Pocono Witches’ Festival off with a LIVE streaming of an authentic Seance with Glenda Dawson. Watch as we virtually experience a seance conducted by a professional psychic and medium, Glenda Dawson casts a circle of protection and then guides the group to open the channels of awareness and communication to any spirits present.

Then follow along with us as we investigate the known haunted areas of the Split Rock Resort. You don’t want to miss this!!! Last year many of guests had amazing encounters with the spirits of Split Rock. You might be able to help us catch evidence of a spirit.
VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees
All ticket sales are final.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Saturday October 24th
Magickal Market 10am-5pm
VIRTUALLY SHOP! SHOP! TIL’ YOU DROP! You will have access to watch many virtual vendors as they showcase their magickal and Witchy products and/or services.

Take a break from shopping and expand your knowledge of the Arts of Magick, Witchcraft, and Spirituality with our Live streaming of many of our presenters, authors, and known practitioners.

The Pocono Witches Festival welcomes Special Guest Author & Witch ….Christopher Penczak

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During our Virtual Magickal Market experience the mystical sounds of METAMORPH at our first ever live streamed concert.

Witches’ Ball and Samhain Ritual 7pm-12am
Join your host, author and practicing Witch, E. Massey in celebrating a night of magick, music, and ritual at the Pocono’s first-ever Witches’ Ball! Dance into the night with our LIVE streaming of NYC’S award winning DJ Steve Sidewalk spinning all your favorite party tunes and spooky songs. During the LIVE stream event participate virtually in our Samhain ritual that honors the thinning of the veil and our ancestors and loved ones.
2020 will introduce our first theme: MYTHS & MAGICK!

VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees includes our virtual vendors, classes, live concert and ball stream.
All Ticket Sales are Final
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Sunday October 25th
Psychic Breakfast 11am-3pm
End your virtual magickal weekend with our Psychic Breakfast as our Psychic Mediums Virginiarose Centrillo and Lois T Martin delivers an insightful morning of messages and communications from the spirit world.
VIRTUAL: $30 +tax&fees
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

The right of admission is reserved.
we reserve the right to refuse entry to, or to remove from, the festival confines any person or person(s) who are disorderly or whose conduct is unlawful or offensive or who is not entitled, or have been banned in the past from this festival, or any other Androide Entertainment events, to attend the event. Any person who causes a disturbance or who refuses to comply with reasonable requests management or security staff may be removed from the event grounds without the right of refund.

We are happy to announce that this year The Pocono Witches Festival will be benefiting The Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center


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Templefest E. Massey

E. Massey at Templefest 2020 Online

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Join E. Massey and other amazing presenters Virtually at The Temple of Witchcraft’s Templefest 2020

E. Massey will be presenting on Sunday Aug 23rd at 4pm 4:00PM
WORKSHOP
Lost Phases of the Moon: Honoring the waning and waxing moons

Learn how to honor and harness the power of the often-forgotten moon phases. From rituals to tarot spreads this class will give you the tools you need to utilize the waning and waxing moons. Based on E. Massey’s book “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” you will explore new ways to expand your magickal calendar.

The summer festival of the Temple of Witchcraft, online! Visit templefest.com for details: venue, schedule, presenters, vendors, and more.

About this Event

TempleFest is the annual summer festival of the Temple of Witchcraft, focused on community, spirit, and education.  From 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and will offer 10 classes, a keynote talk by Kristoffer Hughes, and a live ritual led by Christopher Penczak. The TempleFest vendor marketplace will be presented online as well.

Tickets will be sold both a la carte and as a package:

  • $10 per class
  • $15 for the keynote talk
  • $15 for the community ritual
  • $75 for a weekend pass that includes all 12 online presentations PLUS an exclusive opening talk by Christopher Penczak on Saturday PLUS recording of all presentations.

Registration will end on August 16th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-templefest-2020-registration-109476459036?fbclid=IwAR0dd0cENe7sZ1sW17_k7jXU6Qgy412xZTX6qH-masb0WX7pAaezldV_Bf8


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Connecting with the Elements: Air

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“The east wind is my lodge, it is powerful;  The air is my medicine”-Siksikaitsitapi Song

Over the last few weeks I have been really trying to focus on balancing out myself, spiritually. Although, I know I am over due for a vision quest I feel that I have to at least find a balance within myself before I go venturing and pushing my limits into the worlds unseen. So last week I under went a balancing of the spirit ceremony (not really what it is called but it’s the easiest way to explain it). During the preparations for this ceremony I went for a walk in a local nature preserve to search for certain items that I needed. While I was there I let the spirits guide me to the items. 115985738_576086129702509_4112452887098876391_nThey had me walk every single trail and off shoot. At first I was a little annoyed but began to understand why as I walked. I not only needed the connection but they took me through every element while I was there.  Between a rushes of cool air, waterfalls that I didn’t know existed, large boulders, and even coming across an old fire pit I was exposed to every element along my walk. I was lead to everything I needed and more, it was truly eye-opening and nourishing.

 

Just as the spirits brought me full circle, we now come to the end of my Connecting to the Elements series ending with the element of Air. Air is the manifestation of movement, freshness, and communication and of the intellect. Sound is another manifestation of this element. As an element, it is invisible, but its reality can be felt in the air that we breathe. When we invite the energy of air into our lives, we invite change and inspiration. As an artist and author air plays an important role in my life even when I do not reach for it. A great way to connect with air  is to express the qualities and correspondences of the element through art. You do not need to be a best-selling author or be able to paint a masterpiece. It is about using the qualities of the element to help us understand its energy and it can be fun too.

If your looking for more of a relaxing way to connect with the element, there are many meditations out there you can follow. The use of air is extremely common in and is an important aspect of meditation, especially with its connection with incense and breath work. When we are balanced with air our minds are clear, precise, focused, and open to new ideas and perspectives.

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Speaking about incense, why do we burn incense? What are the reasons why certain herbs are used? Where does the concept of incense hail from? Who else has similar beliefs of its use? When and how do others use incense?  Try to answer these or something similar or create an incense with the herbal correspondences associated with the element of air.

Consider also researching and learning about how other traditions and cultures view and use the element of air. Many of the ancient cultures believed that the wind was influenced by the direction from which it originated from. If the wind blew from the south, it represented fire and was said to generate passion, warmth, or vitality. A wind moving from the west embodied the qualities of water; from the north, earth energies; from the east, it doubled the strength of the air element. Air can be found in almost every tradition and cultural spirituality. You may come to find that what you may have been taught about the elements and the directions they are associated with may not fit into your personal spirituality. Its all on the winds of change.

In modern Witchcraft, many Witches often do air element magick to inspire new ideas, improve communication or cooperation between people, or strengthen mental abilities. For instance, if you are taking an important test or taking on a creative project, consider performing an air spell. Air spells tend to take effect quickly, but the results are not usually as long lasting as those of earth spells. The wind direction can also be used in numerous types of air magick. For example, in banishing, always scatter magickal ingredients to the wind moving away from you to take away a problem. In the magickal sense, air holds the energy of the mind, of intellect, inspiration, and imagination. It is ideas, knowledge, dreams, and wishes. These are just some intentions that you might want to focus on while creating and performing spell to help you connect with the element.

Lastly, divination and air can be very rewarding and useful. Air can be used for a variety of divination methods. Whereas, some read clouds, trees, or sand by throwing it to the wind and seeing what patterns it forms. The element of air can also carry messages that can be heard in a multiple of ways. The Aborigines of Australia believe that the winds carry messages from the Divine. In the tarot, air is represented by swords and can reveal the messages from the mind. Use the spread below taken from “The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” or choose your own method that uses air as the holder of information.

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Place card 1 on the far left and place card 2 under card 1. Then place card 3 on the top center. Place card 4 on the far bottom right and card 5 on top of card 4.

  1. Your thoughts. What do you think of yourself?
  2. Your wall. What blocks you?
  3. Your scale. What keeps you in balance?
  4. Your rope. What grounds you?
  5. Your creativity. What inspires you?

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Introducing The Modern Witch’s Curriculum Classes

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The Modern Witch’s Curriculum is a 12 month course based on E. Massey’s second book of the same name. After it’s release in 2018 many readers had repeatedly asked E. Massey to run an on-going class based on the book. Well, the time has come, The Modern Witch’s Curriculum is now a living course of modern Witchcraft.

The Modern Witch’s Curriculum

There comes a time in every Witch’s life when they feel there is nothing left to learn or that they would never find a Witchcraft path that fits their lifestyle. What if there was a course outline that allowed a Witch to grow and learn without the constraints of a specific tradition or one that allows the student to explore spirituality?

“The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” allows those who are involved in any of the earth-based religions to progress and learn beyond their initial teachings. It provides many hands-on magickal and spiritual activities and experiences that can be started at any time of the year and does not have a set beginning time. This means one can start in July while another can start in October. Even more unique you can take it over and over again and not learn the same thing twice.

“The Modern Witch’s Curriculum” combines history, science, and hands-on magickal and spiritual activities and experiences in an easy to follow calendar format.

Best of all, the course can be relevant to anyone of any magickal tradition or spiritual background, whether they follow a Wiccan, Green or eclectic path, in fact, much of the curriculum will appeal to those who want to learn more about their own traditions and themselves. Many of the exercises and activities were created to guide the student to areas of study and spiritual knowledge by using any resources that are accessible to them. These can be books, the Internet, and even individual experiences of the people within a circle or community. There are no boundaries or requirements on how the student can collect the information for the activities; it’s all individual choice.

mwcCoverThe curriculum is centered around monthly themes from which weekly themes and daily activities are derived from. Students will participate in two four hour LIVE online classes/meetings with E. Massey. These classes are for students to get an overview of the activities of weeks to come and discuss prior weeks. Activities and lessons will be delivered bi-weekly to the student. In addition to this students will have access to online forum and communities similar to the popular “Blackboard” found in traditional education communities.

The Modern Witch’s Curriculum Year Outline

Remember you can join the curriculum at anytime of the year and will never be behind or ahead of anyone who has already joined before. You could even skip months! This is not an initiatory tradition or course outline. You learn and grow at your own accord and participation. The Modern Witch’s Curriculum is a LIVING guide to spiritual exploration, discovery, and magickal practices.

October – Observing and Working with Ancestors and The Dead

Week 1: Ancestors, Family Traditions, and Culture

Week 2: The Mighty Dead, Spiritual Leaders, and Inspirational Members of Society

Week 3: Practices and Working with Your Ancestors and The Dead

Week 4: The Veil, Spirit Work, and Celebrating Samhain

November – Nighttime Magick

Week 1: The Waxing Moon

Week 2: The Full Moon

Week 3: The Waning Moon

Week 4: The New/Dark Moon

December- Deity and Divinity

Week 1: Goddesses, Feminine Energy, etc.

Week 2: Gods, Masculine Energy, etc.

Week 3: Duality, Masculine and Feminine Energies, etc.

Week 4: The Source, Great Spirit, Universal Energy, Oneness, etc.

January- Hearth and Home

Week 1: Cleansing, Purification, and Protection

Week 2: Family, Friends, and Pets

Week 3: Kitchen Magick I

Week 4: Kitchen Magick II

February- The Elements

Week 1: Fire

Week 2: Earth

Week 3: Water

Week 4: Air

March- Meditation and Healing

Week 1: Meditation: Theory and Science

Week 2: Guided Meditations

Week 3: Healing: Theory and Science

Week 4: Healing Practices

April- Altars and Cleansing

Week 1: Altar Building

Week 2: Altar Work

Week 3: Physical Cleansing

Week 4: Spiritual Cleansing

 May- The Science and Art of Magick

Week 1: The Science of Magick I

Week 2: The Art of Magick I

Week 3: The Science of Magick II

Week 4: The Art of Magick II

June- Daytime Magick

Week 1: Sunrise

Week 2: Morning

Week 3: Afternoon

Week 4: Sunset

July- Journaling and Journeys

Week 1: Dream and Spiritual Journals

Week 2: Magickal Journals

Week 3: Journeys I

Week 4: Journeys II

August- The Art of Herbalism

Week 1: Roots and Stems

Week 2: Leaves and Flowers

Week 3: Incense, Oils, and Potions

Week 4: Science vs. Folklore

September- Stones, Crystals, and Space

Week 1: Stones

Week 2: Crystals

Week 3: Planets

Week 4: Astrology

The Cost of Enrolling in TMWC

Because The Modern Witch’s Curriculum does not follow a regular or typical course structure students can choose to enroll by the month or as a year course outline.

Monthly Enrollment Cost: $40 a month

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Yearly Enrollment Cost: $360 ($120 savings)

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Extra Perks for Enrolling

Monthly Students:

10% Off at The Pocono Witch Shoppe (www.poconowitch.com)

Access to Recorded Bi-weekly Classes/Meetings and Meditations

Access to an Online community

Digital Curriculum Materials

Discounts on All E. Massey’s Books

Yearly Students:

20% Off at The Pocono Witch Shoppe (www.poconowitch.com)

Access to Recorded Bi-weekly Classes/Meetings and Meditations

Access to an Online community

One on One Support

Digital Curriculum Materials

Free Copy of E. Massey’s The Modern Witch’s Curriculum

Discounts on All E. Massey’s Books and Events

What to Expect from TMWC?

During the year course of The Modern Witch’s Curriculum you will be explore various practices of magick, spirituality, and Witchcraft through a foundational basis of the Seven Hermetic Principles.  It draws on the knowledge and experiences of E. Massey who has over 20 years experience of initiated Witchcraft, Folk Magick, and Indigenous Traditions.

Each month you will receive two bi-weekly course outlines pertaining to that months theme in the form a PDF format. You will also be required to attend two 4 hour classes (usually held on Sundays) in which E. Massey will discuss the activities, philosophies and practices associated with that current weeks theme and review the prior weeks activities. Some Activities will require the performing of meditations and rituals in which simple materials, such as candles, salt, and some herbs may be required. Many of these items may be purchased at The Pocono Witch Shoppe at our discounted prices or at your local occult shop. Some activities will require writing or crafting. You will be expected to share your experiences during the classes or in the online community.  You will also be expected to engage in regular meditative practices, perform rituals, keep a journal, participate in the online classes, and create various items.

EVENT UPDATE: WitchFest USA Now LIVE Online

The Organizers of WitchFest USA just announced that WitchFest USA 2020 will now be LIVE online.

COVID 19 VIRUS UPDATE REGARDING WITCHSFEST:
DO HOPE YOU ARE ALL STAYING SAFE AND WELL.
The City of NY has informed us that every event going forward now through to the end of June has been cancelled. Also, that they are not sure as yet for July or going forward other than from July on no congregating of more than 10 people is allowed and still with Social Distancing.

In the interest of all our health and safety, I quite agree and would not feel comfortable and so would many of you to be able to get back out there in a crowd. So we are forging forward and taking this event LIVE ONLINE and ….. taking it Global…
Let’s help one another by raising our spirits and energies collectively and come together online and look forward to seeing this event as something we can all experience together… our Global Community coming together, after all the World is our Stage. And we would love to have you all join us and raise our spirits together… on that Global Stage….

This is unchartered territory, but we will get through this together. We can only say no matter what, we will keep standing strong, keep standing together, and continue to help one another if we can, Keep checking in on each other and be there when and if we can.

Don’t lose sight of who we are as a people, and continue to
Stay true to yourself
Continue being kind
Continue being proactive
Every now and then continue to send out healing energies.
Keep breathing slow deep regenerative breaths…
Take care of yourselves and then you can take care of others.
Do continue Being Well and Staying Safe
And Blessed Be to you all and much love! )O(

Despite not being able to see friends and fellow Witches, moving online will pose to be an amazing event. The organizers have added much that could not have been done in its original format. check some of the new presenters.

CHECK OUT SOME OF WHAT WITCHSFEST USA 2020 has instore for you all:

9th Annual WitchsFest USA – A Pagan Street Faire
July 10 – 12th 2020

BROADCASTED LIVE ONLINE GLOBALLY
From: New York City

A FULL WEEKEND beginning on Friday July 10th at 12 noon – Sunday July 12th at 9pm for your enjoyment.

REGISTER AND JOIN IN THE MAGICK!

45 MAGICKAL WORKSHOPS TO ACCESS LIVE

MAGICKAL MYSTICAL VENDORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD…

PAGAN PANEL, DANCE PARTY & SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

PRESENTING AN AMAZING LINE UP FOR YOU ALL:

FEATURING PRESENTERS OF SUCH ESTEEMED CALIBER:
Starr RavenHawk Rev., Priestess & Teacher
Rev. Donald Lewis Author & Teacher
Christopher Penczak Author & Teacher
Lady Rhea Author & Teacher
Lilith Dorsey Author, Voodoo Priestess & Teacher
Rhonda Choudry Psychic, Author & Teacher
Krystal Madison Psychic, Writer & Teacher
Hoodoo Sen Moise Author, Haitian Vodou Priest, Padre Nganga & Conjure man
E. Massey Author & Teacher
Kenya Coviak Pagan Journalist & Teacher
Laurie Cabot Author, Teacher & HPs (based on her health – keep fingers crossed Witches)..
Rev. Phoenix Teacher & High Priest
Hercules Invictus Author & Teacher
David Shi Shaman, Author & Teacher
Elhoim Leafar Author, Urban Shaman & Psychic
Laura Templest Zakroff Author & Teacher
Fiona Horne Author, Teacher & Dancer
Brian Cain Author, Teacher & HP
Amy Blackthorn Author & Teacher
Utu Witchdoctor Author, Teacher & Musician
Starr Casas Author, Teacher & Hoodoo Practioner
Elizabeth Ruth Teacher & Hoodoo Practioner
Christine Stephens Teacher & HPs
Courtney Weber Author, Teacher & HPs

DJ’S : Ian Ford & Xtine
PERFORMERS:
Tandava Arts Whimsical Hips NY
Witchmaste
Metamorph
Dark Moon Spirit
D’Raven Ashly
Erika Lieberman
Wendy Rule
Dragon Ritual Drummers
Fiona Horne Author, Teacher & Dancer

AND MORE COMING… )O(

 

 

Pocono Witches Festival 2020: Tickets Now on Sale!!

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October 23rd – 25th 2020

Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony PA

The Pocono Witches’ Festival & Ball is three days in October that celebrates Halloween and the Witches’ New Year, known to Witches as Samhain. The event will be held at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA.  The Weekend Festivities include a Paranormal Investigation, Psychic breakfast, and a Witches’ Masquerade Ball and Samhain Ritual.

 

EXPERIENCE THE LARGEST HALLOWEEN WITCHES FESTIVAL IN EASTERN PA

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Tickets and Information can be found at

www.poconowitchesfestival.com

Event: E. Massey at WitchFest USA

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So excited to be returning to WITCHFEST USA again this year.

9th Annual WitchsFest USA – A Pagan Street Faire

July 10 – 12th 2020 Astor Place (bet. Broadway & Lafayette Streets)
Manhattan, New York City

HOSTED by: NYC Wiccan Family Temple.

55 PLUS VENDORS, MAGICKAL MYSTICAL WORKSHOPS & SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

FEATURING PRESENTERS OF SUCH ESTEEMED CALIBER:
Starr RavenHawk Rev., Priestess & Teacher
Rev. Donald Lewis Author & Teacher
Christopher Penczak Author & Teacher
Lady Rhea Author & Teacher
Lilith Dorsey Author, Voodoo Priestess & Teacher
Rhonda Choudry Psychic, Author & Teacher
Krystal Madison Psychic, Writer & Teacher
Hoodoo Sen Moise Author, Haitian Vodou Priest, Padre Nganga & Conjure man
E. Massey Author & Teacher
Kenya Coviak Pagan Journalist & Teacher
Rev. Phoenix Teacher & High Priest
Hercules Invictus Author & Teacher
Mat Auryn Author & Teacher
David Shi Shaman, Author & Teacher
Elhoim Leafar Author, Urban Shaman & Psychic
Lucky Cabral Teacher & Psychic

DJ’S : Ian Ford & Xtine
PERFORMERS:
Tandava Arts Whimsical Hips NY
Witchmaste
Metamorph
Dark Moon Spirit
D’Raven Ashly
Erika Lieberman

$25.00 – FRIDAY NIGHT PASS – for July 10th with an Opening Ceremony Ritual & Dance Party, Performers, DJ, includes light snacks, (drinks & full food menu for sale at bar) 6pm – 10pm: Penny Farthings 103 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003

SATURDAY **FREE** TO ATTEND WitchsFest USA ALL DAY ON July 11th, 10am – 5pm St. Faire on 10 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette MANHATTAN NYC, with Vendors, Performers, DJ, Silent Auction, Free Magickal Workshops all day long and Summer Blessing Ritual. JUST RSVP.

SUNDAY JULY 12th 9am – 7pm FOR EVERYONE: Held INDOORS at 76 East 13th St., NY, NY with Performers, DJ, the Magickal Market of Vendors, Raffle, Workshops, Pagan Panel Meet & Greet and light eats, (drinks for sale at bar), a FULL Witchy Day for your enjoyment of magicks, followed by a Closing Ceremony where we bid you all adieu until 2021!

$10.00 – SUNDAY ATTENDEE PASS **THIS PASS DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO WORKSHOPS ON SUNDAY.**
$60.00 – SUNDAY VIP ALL DAY ACCESS PASS – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until Feb. 29/20 then $80.00. This TICKET includes to full access on Sunday, Performers, DJ, Vendor, Workshops, Pagan Panel, Witches of NY Exhibit, light snacks (drinks for sale at bar).

$90.00 – VIP WEEKEND ALL ACCESS MULTIPASS – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until Feb. 29/20 then $120.00 for : This TICKET includes full access to Opening Ceremony Ritual & Dance Party on Friday July 10, Performers, DJ, Vendor, Workshops, Pagan Panel, Witches of NY Exhibit, light snacks (drinks for sale at bar).
WitchsFest USA is open to EVERYONE.

HOTEL rooms are blocked off under WitchsFest 2020 at St. Marks Hotel and must be booked separately in advance at their http://stmarkshotel.net.
Or you are welcome to join us to book HOTEL rooms at a discounted Group rate for our Attendees etc. at St. Marks Hotel to do so please go to this link: http://www.witchsfestusa.org/services/hotel-group-bookings/

All WitchsFest USA 2020 REGISTRATION BOOKINGS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. We do not issue refunds for any reason other than event cancellation. Presenters are subject to change without notice due to unforeseeable circumstances, but the event will go on as scheduled, RAIN OR SHINE.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS:
AT OUR WEBSITE www.witcshfestusa.org
or EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/witchsfest-usa-a-pagan-st-faire-tickets-87779784699

PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPT TO PICK UP YOUR EVENT PASSES AT THE REGISTRATION DESK.

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE UP. TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT EVENT… : www.witchsfestusa.org

• Dress theme – Summer Solstice type costumes and mode of dress, fairies, genies, pixies, sprites, wood nymphs, satyrs etc.

• Free Saturday Workshops – many interesting topics by Authors and experts in their particular fields.

• Vendors consisting of Pagan, Witchy, New Age, Gothic, Steampunk etc. oriented merchants

• Psychic Court – with readers of all types.

• Pagan Information Groups/Temples/Covens etc. are welcome to join us

• ‘Magickal Wishing Wells’

• SUMMER BLESSING RITUAL

• Children’s Court – face painting, pagan stories and much much more….
• Donations and sponsors are welcome.

TRANSPORTATION NEAR BY: The trains are N, R, – 8th St., 6 Train to Astor Place, Buses M1, M2, M3, M101, M102, M103 to Astor Place.

News: This Old Witch Podcast Launches

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I am so excited to announce the launch of our first episode of THIS OLD WITCH, the brand new podcast radio show with my co-host Rev. Alexander Cabot. Despite a few glitches and growing pains, we pulled it off. Starting off with a few introductory episodes before we go to a full out LIVE show and hit the radio waves. We have big plans for upcoming shows including some amazing and well-known guests.

THIS OLD WITCH can currently be found on Spreaker, Youtube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer, Podcast Addict and Podchaser and soon to I Tunes, IHeart Radio, Castbox, Goodgle Podcasts and Facebook LIVE as well. Once we get the go ahead from the radio network we will announce the radio station and LIVE syndication.

This Old Witch Podcast

Ever wonder what happens when a country Witch crosses paths with a city Witch? We did too. This Old Witch Podcast brings two known Witches from two very different environments together to share their perspectives on Witchcraft, spirituality, and Magick. Will they agree on everything? probably not, but there is only one way to find out.

This Old Witch Podcast is a bi-weekly organically open radio show that follows no script or planned focus. Join E. Massey (the country Witch), and Alexander Cabot (the city Witch) and the occasional special guest, as they come together via the magic of technology from their dissimilar locations to explore a new subject every episode. This Old Witch Podcast proves that no matter how different our surroundings and backgrounds are…. we can always find a common ground.

Listen to the First Episode

A Witch at Home: A little on Witchcraft in the Kitchen

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Although, my last blog post had me in a position of sharing my practices, once again my guides have taken me off one path and on to another. Sometimes I think they are just as lost as I am. However, I do understand why they are having me jump around. It’s like looking through old photo albums to understand where I have been and to where I will be heading. Good and bad memories need to be left in the past to allow oneself to be in the moment. This post came from one of those moments, in how I was conversing about how cooking can be just as a magickal act as casting a spell.

The kitchen has been the heart and hearth of many homes, past and present. When you have a gathering in your home, where do most of your guests end up? The kitchen, of course! The kitchen is like an old pair of sweat pants. It’s comfortable. It’s warm. It’s where you watched your mom make your favorite meals and ate cake batter off your grandmother’s spoon. It’s a familiar place to be, even if you’re in unfamiliar surroundings. This connection to the kitchen is the same as our ancestors had with the hearth of the house. The hearth was the center of the home, it provided heat on cold winter nights, and it was where the meals of the day were cooked. The hearth was also the focal point for many magickal and spiritual practices. It acted much like a household altar. Many of today’s fireplace traditions can be traced back to the days of the hearth’s predominance in the home.

Magick in the kitchen and hearth goes back thousands of years and is practiced across cultures. Fire and stone ovens were thought to be magickal because of their transformative powers. As society progressed, a large iron cauldron hung regularly over the fire of the hearth. In many households, this is where dinners were cooked and laundry was washed, and medicines were made, all in the same pot. What we consider old world Witchcraft, folk magick, and superstitions today was a common practice that could be found in the days of the hearth. Many of which can now be seen in two paths or traditions in modern Witchcraft, known as Kitchen and Green Witchcraft.

Kitchen Witchcraft is a unique tradition of many solitary practitioners. It is about finding sacredness in everyday simple acts such as cooking and cleaning. Kitchen Witches make the simple chores of everyday life a sacred and magickal act, and for many, this is also how they honor their gods and goddesses.  Kitchen witchery can be seen as one of the oldest forms of Witchcraft in that it follows the tradition of the wise women of ancient times.  Even if you do not practice any sort of kitchen magick, the power of food and how it sparks emotions and memories is almost magick in itself. Is there a meal or dish that creates a feeling of happiness or love? It is this magick that can be shared with anyone. From cooking a meal for a significant other on Valentine’s Day to making a pot of chicken soup for a sick friend, everyone adds a little magick to their cooking. It’s about the intent and emotion behind the cooking. For Witches and non-Witches alike, we all add a little magick to what we prepare. Then there is also the concept of using food itself within spell work. Spells that use food or those that are focused within the kitchen are some of the oldest practices in Witchcraft. This may be due to the easy access and commonality of food in our lives. Witches of old did much of their practices around the hearth. Where today this can be seen as a stove and what has become known as kitchen witchery. From baking bread with bay leaves to egg divination, kitchen-based spells can be found in every tradition.

A few years ago, there was a TV commercial that would show someone drawing a heart in peanut butter before making a sandwich and then presenting it to someone. I immediately could see the potential of a spell happening to the unsuspecting mothers coping this act. Kitchen witchery is about transforming the ordinary and mundane tasks and making them sacred and magickal. Cooking is no exception; even simple morning toast can be a magickal act. Bon appetit!