13th Pagan Festival-Ancestral Wisdom

13th Pagan Festival-Ancestral Wisdom
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Opening Ritual by Yeshe Rabbit Matthews at 10:50 a.m.
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
This event is a gift to the Community

Near Downtown Berkeley BART
Honoring 2016 Keeper of the Light-Glenn Turner
MCs Shay Black and Amelia Hogan

Live Music, Dance, Stage Performances, Speakers, Altars, Rituals including a Children’s Ritual, Story Telling Pavilion, Authors’ Circle, Children’s Crafts, Workshops-Tarot, Altars, and more; Tarot Readings sponsored by the Pagan Alliance; and Pagan Market Place-Vendors and organization booths. 

Performers include: Shay Black- Irish Singer and musician; Amelia Hogan, Singer/musician; Carly Ozard, Musical Artist; Lily Holbrook, Singer/Songwriter; Ariellah and Elizabeth Zohar- International Fusion Belly Dance Daughters of Cairo, Serpent Sirens and more.

Speakers include: Glenn Turner: Rev. Patrick McCollum ; Crystal Blanton, Solar Cross Board Member and 2015 Keeper of the Light; Yeshe Rabbit Matthews, Presiding High Priestess of Come As You Are Coven; Max Dashu, Founder and Director at Suppressed Histories Archives; Ryan Smith, Morpheus Ravenna, Author and Artist; and Barbara McGraw, J.D, Ph.D, Director, Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism & Director, Interfaith Leadership Program, Saint Mary's College of California.

Authors Circle sponsored by Adocentyn Research Library featuring author readings, Q&A, and Meet and Greet with Diana L. Paxson, Crystal Blanton, Patrick McCollum, Natalie Case, Gus diZerega, deTraci Regula, Morpheus Ravenna,and Serena Toxicat. Books available on site. Feel free to bring your own books. 

Ancestors Altar and Beloved Dead Altar-Please bring copies of photos and leave messages and prayers. Directional Altars: West- Temple of Aphrodite; North-Crossroads of Hekate; East-Circle of Cerridwen; South-Spark Collective.

Raffle benefiting the Alameda County Food Bank.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! We’re looking for volunteers for Security, Set-Up, Altar building, assistants to the Authors’ Circle, Children’s Crafts, Information Booth, Recycling, Workshop assistants, and event Take Down and Clean-Up. 

Vendor Application can be found on Bay Area Pagan Alliance Facebook page.

We encourage you to take public transportation or carpool. Parking is available in downtown pay garages.

Hosted by the Pagan Alliance 
For more information or to volunteer please contact Arlynne Camire at arlynnecamire@gmail.com or text/call (510) 872-1188

May 07 2016, 9:15am CDT
CA, Berkeley, 94704, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley