SCHEDULE 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Scheduled activities may change. Please check back as we near the festival for any updates. 


Thursday Sept. 12th

4pm
Registration Opens!

6-7:30pm
~Dinner in the Main Lodge~

8pm
~Opening Ritual~

Meet in the meadow to set the space for the weekend!

Meet in the meadow to set the space for the weekend!


Friday Sept. 13th

8:30-10am
Breakfast in the Main Lodge

10:00-11:30am - Workshops

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Sacred Spaces 101 - Casting Circle for Beginners: Mariel Gonzalez

A user friendly, interactive course on creating a Sacred space for witchcraft and other practices!

Why do we cast circle? How does it help us? Is it really needed? Come find out!
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ABOUT MARIEL:
Mariel is a Latina Kitchen Witch from the San Francisco Bay Area, and longtime Hexenfest attendee! She is also a wonderful dancer and costume sorceress!

LOCATION: GARDEN

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Hardship, Fear, and Power: A Deep Magick of Connection: Jenya Turner Beachy

Within the shifting constellations of our communities, we find ourselves moving through, with and about all the aspects of life, some more difficult than others. Unburdening ourselves and sharing these hardships can make them easier to bear. Hearing others speak of their own fears and pain can open our hearts in new ways. Using techniques developed by the Deep Well ~ Great Heart Society, in this ritual we will explore the empowering magick of revelation, witnessing, acceptance, and connection.
LOCATION: FIRE CIRCLE
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ABOUT JENYA:
Jenya T. Beachy is an Author, Teacher, Preacher, Rootworker, Farmer, Brewer, and Witch. She has been walking the Twisted Path of the Craft for almost 30 years, studying the old ways and forging new ones. Her Work combines the clean, simple magick of the Kitchen Witch and the dark, wild magick of the Mad Poet, all mixed up with a wild devotion to the Heart of the Cosmos. She is the author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magic of Your Endless Inner World (Llewellyn 2017).

12-1:30pm
Lunch Break

Note: Lunches are not part of the meal plan.

1:30-3:00pm - Workshops

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Intro to Ritual Drumming: Angus McMahan

Music and Ritual are literally made for each other. Anyone can hit 'play' on their music deck, but rites are so much more powerful and juicy when the music is LIVE. Come learn some simple basic techniques and rhythms that anyone can use to make their next ritual a truly moving experience.
LOCATION: FIRE CIRCLE
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Angus McMahan has been drumming for 54 of his 53 years and providing music for rituals large and small for almost two decades.

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Witching Herbs of Hekate: Jennifer Hummingbird Teixeira

Herbs and Ceremony, what are the herbs of Hekate? Both historical and modern? We will get hands on work with the herbs and make some magic through ritual working with Mighty Queen Hekate. Fly, Witch, Fly!
LOCATION: YURT
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ABOUT BIRD:
Bird is a Master Herbalist and Massage Therapist, specializing in Swedish and Lomi Lomi styles of massage. Herbs have always been part of her therapies and often she will use salves, balms or oils to help promote healing and to ease pain. She has always considered herself a witch, and is an ordained Priestess in both the Wildflower and Amazon Traditions. She currently works with the Harm Reduction Center as Lead Herbalist in the Eureka Community Herbal Self Care Clinic. She lives on a farm in the Eel River Valley of Humboldt California with acres of land and lots of Redwoods surrounding her.

3-4:15pm - Performance and Workshop

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Performance:
Noe Venable

Looping harp and enchanting vocals. Get swept away in an otherworldly realm of beauty and magic!

LOCATION: HEART LODGE

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Workshop:
Building Consent Culture.


Coming from the shadow of dominant culture conditioning, we aren't told how to ask for, or offer, clear consent. In this workshop we will talk about consent; how to give it, how to ask for it, and how to play with the process of consenting in a fluid and integrated way. We will play a consent game featuring the invitation, the request, and the demand, so be ready for some fun.
LOCATION: MAIN LODGE
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ABOUT LASARA:
Lasara Firefox Allen is a social justice activist and author. Her most recent book, Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality, was published by Llewellyn Worldwide in 2016. She works in the field of social work and is a full time student in the Humboldt State University social work program. Mother of two amazing young people and married to the love of her life, Lasara lives with her family in the wilds of Northern California.

4:30-5:45 Performance and Workshop

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Performance: Stephen Kent and Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney

Inspired world music rhythms from two masters of their craft!
LOCATION: HEART LODGE

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Workshop:
21st Century Norse Paganism

In this presentation we will be taking the Old Ways of Norse Paganism out of longhouses & longboats into the streets, hills & homes of today. Along the way we will be discussing how inspired adaptation challenges all that is so that we can make a better world for everyone. In this session we will be exploring the way of raising life from ash, majesty from ruin and glory from loss.

Ryan Smith is a Radical Norse Pagan skald sworn to Odin and author of "The Way of Fire & Ice", an upcoming book on inclusive Norse Pagan practice. He is a co-founder of Heathens United Against Racism, whose works have also been published on Patheos Pagan and TruthOut. Outside of Paganism he has worked as an anti-fascist, a climate change activist, in support of the labor movement and in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to higher education both indoor and outdoor.

6-7:30pm
Dinner in the Main Hall

8pm-9:00 Performance

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Weoh

Timeless haunting paganfolk.

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL

9:30pm -10:45 Performance

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Sharon Knight and Winter

Neofolk Romantique: Celtic-inspired songs for poets, adventurers, and lovers of mystery.

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL


Saturday Sept. 14th

8:30-10am
Breakfast in the Pavilion

10:30-11:30am - Workshops

Sound Temple: Tranquil Sound Gardens

Tranquil Sound Gardens returns to Hexenfest with their Saturday morning sonic temple! Start your morning bathed in sound!

Wonderful for meditation, yoga, or play, this sound bath will wake you up gently and beautifully, giving you a musical tuneup to set a wonderful tone for the day.
LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL

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Water and the Spirit of Least Resistance: Tommie Starchild

“Resistance” is an oft heard - and necessary - battle cry in today’s world. There is also time for a gentler approach. Through observing water, and listening to what it has to teach, we learn about the path of least resistance. By listening to water, we begin to understand how water moves and flows, helping us move forward into acceptance, and how this acceptance can lead us to less suffering, and more compassion. The path of least resistance teaches us how to accept what is, and as water, still flow towards our desired destination.
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ABOUT TOMMIE:
Tommie StarChild is a spirit worker, witch, and initiate in the Elenkin lineage of the Anderson Feri tradition. StarChild has been a practicing witch since 1991. He has been teaching the tradition of Feri since 2006, and teaching witchery and the old ways since 2010. StarChild is also a published writer/artist, presenter, owner of My Authentic Self, and founder of Sacred Moon, Sacred Self – Temple of the Old Ways. He is a professional spirit worker/conjure man, and currently an apprentice of Orion Foxwood in the House of Brigh Faery Seership institute. In addition, StarChild has handcrafted a small, yet unique, conjure product line called - Moonshine Magic.


LOCATION: YURT

12-1:30pm
Lunch Break

Note: Lunches are not part of the meal plan.

1:30-3:00pm - Workshops

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BREAKING THE GENDER BINARY: Kanyon Sayers-Roods and Lasara Firefox Allen


Breaking the Binary is, in and of itself, a magickal act. It is personal, it is political, and it is spiritual for many of us - all at once. Join this discussion to hear about Breaking the Binary from an indigenous perspective, nonbinary implications for the "Great Rite," questioning the "way things are" from a nonbinary perspective, and more.

Kanyon is Ohlone & Chumash California Native Woman, a creative artist ever inspired by nature and the natural world, and a Catalyst of decolonizing conversations.

Lasara is an educator, author, researcher, and harm reduction specialist. She is living her best life, working in her favored fields, writing, publishing, and completing her degree in social work.

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Heroes and Hosts: Tales of the Celtic Otherworld: Hannah Storyteller

Picture yourself in an ancient feast hall, a fire crackling in the hearth and a mighty oaken door keeping out the cold and the foe. Relax with your companions as you listen to new and old tales about the old gods, mortal heroes and heroines, and all of their triumphs and mistakes.

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Hannah the Storyteller is a bard, artisan, and exasperated polytheist. She can often be found writing, teaching self defense, and yelling about magical safety at anyone who will listen.


LOCATION: FIRE CIRCLE

3:00-4:15pm - Performance

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Cliona Arract

Mermaid songs: what should be done with a drunken sailor?

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL

4:30-5:45pm - Performance

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Alexander James Adams

PERFORMANCE
Our dearly beloved Fairytale minstrel! Consummate Bard, Tricky Pixie member, and inheritor of the Heather Alexander legacy, Alec brings his considerable charms to Hexenfest!
LOCATION: Heart Lodge/Dance Hall

6-7:30pm

Dinner in the Pavilion

8:00-9:15 - Performance

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Unwoman

Cello siren extraordinaire!

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL

9:30-10:45 - Performance

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Frenchy and the Punk

The funnest people in show business, and our festival headliners!

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL

11:00-11:45 - Performance

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Rockubus Presents: Late Night Cabaret!

Join Rockubus and her glamorous cabal of cabaret, burlesque, and bellydancers to ignite your senses!

LOCATION: HEART LODGE/DANCE HALL


Sunday Sept. 15th

10-11:30am
Brunch in Main Hall

12-2pm

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Clothing Swap?

We’ve done this in the past - shall we continue the tradition?

LOCATION: TBD

2pm

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Closing Ritual

Fare thee well, until we meet again!
LOCATION: FIRE CIRCLE

 

3pm

All depart