Gift of Pleasure: Head and Neck Massage - Dick Merritt
Workshop consists of demonstrations and practice. Participants will learn to give and exchange relaxing and healing massage of the head, face and neck. Bring a towel for each participant. Oil is furnished.
Spirit in Rhythm - Tigre
Life Masks - Gryphon Rosemead
Make Your Own Divination Tool - Tarot Cards - Becky
Vision Quest in Fabric - Fritter Riley.
Wearing the Zodiac: Personalized Chart Jewelry - Amy
78 Card Pick-up - Discovering Tarot Spreads - Lance
Feng Shui Applications - Ursa Madre.
Using the principals of locational Feng Shui will help you analyze the flow of energy within your own dwelling or workspace. Using the principals of personal Feng Shui will help you analyze the auspicious and inauspicious directions for each participant based on their own birthdate.
Discussion will focus on augmenting good aspects and correcting problem aspects. Bring floor plans (drawn or blueprints - rough scale is okay, but make sure you indicate North), photos, and a list of your personal/professional goals to take the greatest advantage from this workshop.
Hiking in the Winter Landscape - Staff
Amy Brann has been involved with Carolina Spirit Quest since 2003. In addition to CSQ, she is involved with Celebrate the Circle in Durham as well as a couple other closed groups. An armchair astrologer, she is a Pisces with Libra Rising going through her Saturn Return. Describing herself as a "Hello Bast Pagan," she follows the Egyptian traditions, with an insatiable curiosity about many other paths - and a copious love of everything feminine.
Becky Starr describes herself as an eclectic Egyptian pagan and has been dabbling in the Tarot for over 5 years. She is a teacher/trainer by profession and passion, finding herself a now frequent workshop leader for Celebrate the Circle Learning Circles and Quest events. Becky is the Co-Director for Spring Quest 2005 and Vice President of Carolina Spirit Quest. Becky is a Priestess of Isis and lives in Durham, NC.
Dick Merritt, a retired professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association, led massage workshops for many years. Dick grew into paganism through the influence of eco-feminist spirituality in the 80's. It was a natural fit, given his agrarian background. He is an eclectic neo-pagan and Unitarian Universalist. Dick characterizes himself as a Joseph Campbell pagan because of his conviction that religion is metaphor. Strongly influenced by the Creation Spirituality movement, he describes himself as a panentheist. He enjoys frequent rituals and purification ceremonies. A techno-pagan, he is a retired UNIX technician.
Eric Fritter Riley is a DC Radical Faerie, a Librarian, and a fabric visionary. He is in the midst of making his first cosmic quilt, and if you're lucky you just may see it in this workshop.
Gryphon Rosemead has been practicing the craft since the early 70's and has given Workshops and done Rituals at many public and private gatherings from WV and NC to NY. She is a public Pagan, High Priestess, Elder and has earned a BS and MEd from the University of Georgia. Gryph is a National Board Certified Agriculture Teacher in the mountains of NC and lives with her cats, Grandmother and Josh and her K-9 companion, Skye. For more information visit her website at http://www.angelfire.com/nc/gryphon. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lance A. Brown is a native of Minnesota now living in Durham, NC. He has followed a pagan path since 1988 and names himself a modern eclectic UU pagan. He was a member of Celebrate The Circle from 1992 till 1996 and returned to CTC in the summer of 2000. He is also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough, NC. He draws his spirituality from many sources including Wicca and other pagan traditions, UUism, and his Roman Catholic upbringing.
Tigre is a Drum Mage, a Rhythmancer and drum circle facilitator and instructor. He is a Circle Keeper of the DC Radical Faeries, a member of the Church of Four Quarters, and a third degree initiated High Priest in Wicca. In his thirty years of drumming, studying, training, and/or instructing classical and modern percussion, he has acquired a wealth of experience in band, orchestra, marching band and competitive drum corps. He is immersed in traditional West African Djembe drumming and technique. He studies drumming and drum circle facilitation with Jaqui MacMillan. He has performed with and learned from Daveed Korup, Aesa Grayson, and Jim Donovan of "Rusted Root". Tigre facilitates groups to shape intentions and drum circles for a variety of reasons: ritual, meditation, inspiration, trance, healing and enjoyment. Tigre has co-created formal and informal ceremonies for various organizations such as The Mid-Atlantic Pagan Leadership Conference, The Mid-Atlantic Men's Gathering, the Sacred Space Conference and PagaNet Inc. He resides in Washington DC.
Ursa Madre has been utilizing Feng Shui in both her personal and work lives for the past ten years with amazing results. She finds that it integrates easily into neo-pagan practice and is amused when elements of Feng Shui arise in conservative venues. Ancient Chinese magick is opening many doors these days!
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