Sacramento Pagan Pride Schedule of Events

Hello everyone! I now have the schedule for the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival in my hands! This is looking like it is going to be an amazing weekend for sure! There is a lot scheduled both for entertainment and information! This is going to be a great fun filled weekend that will bring us all closer to The Lord and Lady!

Below is the schedule of events and their locations during the festival! I have included photos of the performers to give you an idea of who they are. If you want to know more about the performers and speakers, click here to go and see their bios on the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival website!

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

0945 : Opening Ritual – Belisama and Charlie ~ Ritual Area

1000 : Roberta Cruz – Colon Health and Colonics ~ Tent

1000 : Oberta Zell ~ Stage

1100 : Jason Mankey – History of Drawing Down The Moon ~ Hall

1100 : Entertainment To Be Announced ~ Stage

1200 : Katrina Rasbold – The Making and Magick of Food ~ Tent

1200 : Ritual by The Cauldron of Grace and Knowledge ~ Ritual Area

1300 : Julie Maahs – Taxes and The Pagan Business ~ Hall

1300 : The Method ~ Stage

1400 : Willow Polson – Spirit Guides ~ Tent

1400 : Lunar Shadows ~ Stage

1500 : Stan Morey – The Two Tools ~ Hall

1500 : Harvest Ritual – Katrina and Eric Rasbold ~ Ritual Area

1600 : Sean The Druid – An Outline of ADF Ritual and Sacrifice ~ Tent

1600 : Entertainment To Be Announced ~ Stage

1700 : Willow Polson- Writing 201 ~ Hall

1700 : Ritual by Jason Mankey – Ritual Area

1800 : Belisama – Past Life Regression ~ Tent

1800 : Pagan Humor With Angus McMahan ~ Stage

1900 : Debbie Como – Dreamcatchers ~ Hall

1900 : Earth Mother Ritual Sierra Madrone Grove ~ Ritual Area

2000 : Drumming Circle ~ Stage

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

1000 : Stan Morey – Candle Magick ~ Tent

1000 : Entertainment To Be Announced

1100 : Erica Wachs – Reiki and Self Healing Techniques ~ Hall

1100 : Abbreviated BDO Ritual – Deb Scott ~ Ritual Area

1200 : Oberon Zell ~ Tent

1200 : Lunar Shadows ~ Stage

1300 : Arthur Paletta – Scrying ~ Hall

1300 : Mabon Releasing Ritual – Belisama and Charlie ~Ritual Area

1400 : Workshop ~ Tent

1400 : Entertainment To Be Announced ~ Stage

1500 : Anne Angelheart – The Twelve Universal Laws and Majok ~ Hall

1500 : Quantum Wicca Ritual – Stan Morey ~ Ritual Area

1600 : Katrina Rasbold – Energy Magick ~ Tent

1600 : Entertainment To Be Announced ~ Stage

1700 : Closing Ritual – The Circle of Coyote ~ Ritual Area

10 Days Until The Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival!

Wow! Time sure does fly! We only have 10 more days until the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival kicks off!

That means there is a lot of work being done to make sure that those involved are prepared enough to make things run as smoothly as possible! If you focus your mind on this, you should feel the energy being expelled in its spiral around you!

With all of thus energy being put into this Festival, we all should help keep this energy flowing! To keep the magickal working’s momentum going!

We can do this by spreading the word, volunteering, or just simply making a concerted effort to attend!

Let us all make this a Pagan Pride Festival that is both memorable and fun for everyone!

New Logo

Hello Folks! I just wanted to post something that will give you an idea of what to expect at the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival this 21st and 22nd! This will be a compilation of all of the vendors that have said that they will be there as of today! You can find a more up to date listing here if you happen to find this post closer to the date of the Festival!

I will do my best to keep this list updated! For more information on any of the vendors, please click the above links to check them out! This is a great group of Vendors folks! This is going to be a wonderful weekend!! I hope to see every Pagan in the Sacramento Area, and beyond, at this Festival!

Here is a copy of the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival Flyer! Please Share this to as many people as you can! SPP Flyer

If you want more up to date information on a much faster pace, Follow Morrighan’s Trove on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook!

The Question of Hell

My wife and I spoke about this today on the way to my school, Did We Create Hell?

The premise of this question that we had discussed is based on a simple premise.

If thoughts are energy, and energy is magick, have we inadvertently created places and beings like Hell and its demons?

We had a conversation earlier in the week about the power of thoughts and how every thought is a magickal action. We both delved deeper into the subject today and the conclusion we came this kind of scary!

My wife and I are Pagans. We actually have just redound The Lord and Lady very recently and need a lot of relearning to get back to our former states. We discuss everything that comes to our mind. Which is how the Hell Question came up.

As Pagans, my wife and I do not believe in the concept of Hell. We don’t believe that any God or Goddess out there can be so upset with a human who is inherently flawed, that They would cast them into an eternal land of suffering. That is more of a human trait.

Then we started on the “Thoughts are Magick” paradigm. (Many of our conversations take this random leap and often leave a lot of people lost, please bear with us.) We both agree that before anything comes into being, it has to be thought of first. Even the most minor of thoughts can be detrimental or beneficial to the parties involved. It is all a matter of intention.

Then we started talking about the thoughts of other, Non-Pagans out there. Do their thoughts impact the world as much as our own? Are people inadvertently changing thing for the worse? For the better? Have we, as a human race created things that are both malevolent or benevolent?

Have the religions that believe so heavily in a “Hell,” have created such a place?

With so many Christians, Jews, and Muslims out there(These are the only modern religion that I am aware of that believe in a Hell.”

August is Gone and September Has Been Born!

Well, it seems Morrighan’s Trove’s first month of life has come and gone!

August was the birth month of Morrighan’s Trove and I cannot say that I am disappointed in its performance!

•365 total views (Small within the blogging world, but still very good for me!)

•154 Followers on Twitter

•8 Likes on our Facebook Page

•Spreading the word about the Forest Moon Grove is now easelier for me to do!

•Finally, being able to do things that I have never thought possible! IE: Having permission to report on the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival!

This life has given me so many opportunities and gifts that I feel that I am being spoiled! To counteract this, I will continue to help out other groups, new age businesses, and anyone else for that matter, achieve their goals as well!

So, I have decided to start profiling people that wish to be written about not once a week, but as often as I can! I want to help everyone spread the word about their products or groups! Because, it felt good to finally find the Sacramento Pagan Pride folks as I wasn’t even aware of their existence until a couple of weeks ago! It was a perceived lonely existence for this pagan.

So, if you have a group or shop that you would like help spreading the word around, please email me at MorrighansTrove@yahoo.com. Give me a quick bio on yourself and your group or shop, and we will work from there.

I hope everyone has a great day! Thank you all for a stellar August! Let’s Let’s make September even better!

Sacramento Pagan Pride – The Meeting of the Minds

Tonight I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the wonderful people who are running the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival!

I have not been so comfortable with meeting new people since I was in Iraq with the Forest Moon Grove at my first meeting! Everyone was so welcoming and joyful with me, my wife, and my daughter that I praise the Lord and Lady for bringing them all into my life! It has been a while since I could sit with a group of people and speak about my beliefs without worry of both ridicule and scorn!

This meeting was to finalize plans for the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival slated to be on September 21st and 22nd. This was also the first first meeting I had attended due to my late entry into the group.

We all had a great time, though some of the members could not attend for various reasons, and I think the meeting went very well!

The meeting didn’t start right away, which was nice, for it gave my wife and me some time to introduce ourselves and mingle with the group members as they had arrived. During this time, the group leader and host, Yagsili Gryphon was out back preparing Tri Tip and Chicken on the BBQ.

After the food was done cooking, we all sat down and started eating. The food was absolutely wonderful! The tri-tip was superbly seasoned, the chicken was fabulous, and some of the members had brought dishes for all to enjoy! Everything about our dinner tonight was wonderful!

While we were eating, a few of the members started discussing the level of knowledge within new Pagans in the world. The main point being, that they were learning without much guidance. That some of these people were getting lost within the fray of the pages within the books that they read at book stores, and really don’t have anyone to show them, or guide them into the art and practice of our faith and love of the God and Goddess!

This struck a chord within my soul! I know exactly what they were talking about because I was in the same boat not one month ago!

I have had one teacher, you know of him, Eric Cooper when I was a young soldier in Iraq. I cannot tell you how much I grew as a Pagan in that short period! Ever since then, I have felt lost. Not necessarily because I always need someone there to hold my hand. But, because I still have a lot to learn.

As I explained to Yagzili’s wife, my wife and I both have not been entirely involved in our faith for a very long time. That even though we had found the Pagan Path when we were young, we never truly were involved. So, even as we have been “Pagan” for a long time, we are still very new and have a lot to learn. Which is why the Goddess and God have given us the gift of the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival!

After this discussion about knowledge in newly found Pagans, the conversation naturally flowed into what the goal was for the Pagan Pagan Pride Festivals: Education.

There will be a lot of opportunities at the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival to learn about different paths, the basic tools, and anything else you wish to know! All you have to do is ask. There was discussion about having individuals designated to answer questions about the faith; even having an information booth to make it easier for people to find this information!

Even if these items are not implemented due to time and space restrictions, there is no reason one should not walk away with something new they have learned! Because, even if there is no information booth or designated people to ask questions to, there will be a lot of opportunities to expand your knowledge. From classes to rituals, there is going to be something for everyone!

So, if by chance, you find yourself in Sacramento on the 21st and 22nd of September, stop by the Fair Oaks VFW and meet people in Percect Love and Perfect Trust! Learn about something that you may not have known existed before then! Come to the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival and just be in the presence of the Lord and Lady! They’ll be there!

Dream Interpretation

Last Night I had asked the Lord and Lady back into my life and up guide me in my life’s works.

They answered…

…I think.

I had a strange dream that I was working as a bartender at the local VFW, which I do often, and all my old bosses were there.

There was this female post member there who had asked for a DVD that I did not have. I searched high and low looking for this DVD, but just couldn’t find it. All she said was, “When you get it, I’ll be back.”

Then I had gone home from the bar, which was a country home much like my grandmother’s, and a older guy was there.

He took me and my wife on a walk. Down the pasture, and onto this stop of land with a fence on either side.

I wish I remembered our conversations, but I cannot.

Then a mountain lion appeared and started in after us. We ran into the house just in time to shut the sliding glass door in his face. With that the mountain lion said, “I’ll get you separated, one day, you won’t have each other.”

And, that is when I woke up.

The Meaning I have taken from this is that I am missing something that the Goddess has deemed necessary for me to connect with Her. That I need to find a piece of myself and accept it before I can completely connect.

The God is taking more of a guiding role. And, one day I will remember our conversations together. For now, I am being shown symbols and having to interpret them myself.

What do you think about my interpretation? Dreams are always best interpreted by the dreamer, but having other opinions could not hurt

My Thoughts on Paranormal Investigation Past and Present

Today I was watching Paranormal Witness on the Syfy channel, and the person being affected by the spirit in one episode, had conducted a séance.

That got me thinking about how paranormal research seems to have taken off in the past few years. How every new show on Syfy seems to be about hauntings, cryptozoology, and other seemingly paranormal programs! To be honest, even though I loved the show, I was surprised at the following Ghost Hunters had received!

Then I delved into the thought even further. The séance in Paranormal Witness had triggered even more critical thinking on this subject.

We have always been interested in the other side, and not in the religious sense!

There are countless stories of séances in the past put on by wealthy people in an attempt to get in contact with the spirits of the dead. Sometimes the Mediums were placed in faraday cages to show that there wasn’t any funny business going on. The hunt for ghosts has been around for centuries!

There of course were frauds, like there is today. Have you seen some of the videos on YouTube? I feel that these are the people that had given the bad name to paranormal researchers that is slowly gaining more and more credibility as the publicity again increases.

I obviously don’t have any facts or figures to give you right now, as this is my initial thought process on this subject. I obviously need to gather them a bit better to post a more complete article, but as of right now, this is the best I can offer. The ramblings of a Mad Blogger.

What are your thoughts on the past and present methods on paranormal search?

 Do you think that it is a good thing that there are so many shows on television publicly portraying the investigative process?

What about all of the amateur groups popping up everyday, will they help or hinder the process?

My Question About Feminism and Gender Roles

Today was a great day! I am ahead in one class, right on schedule in the other two!

It feels great to start on the right foot! The positivity I am feeling is intoxicating! I have never felt this good about going to school!

That coupled with this blog, my Halloween decorations I am building, and the chance to be more active in the upbringing of my children, is making me smile from ear to ear!

I just cannot believe I got two discussion questions, three quizzes, a six page science worksheet, and a page of math done today! That is on top of all the time spent in the individual classes!

Who knew I could do it?!

So, my day went swimmingly. Wouldn’t you say?

That I had everything going for me?

Nothing could annoy me at all?

Well, you would be right for the most part; bit my wide had told me a story after picking me up from work that will hopefully not only annoy you, but also understand this drastic change in tone.

You see, my wife is working right now. She works as a noon aid for the local school district at an elementary school.

She had struck up a conversation with another aid and it had gotten around to my wife explaining that she had to come get me from school after she had gotten off of work. Simple enough.

The other aide had then proceeded to ask questions about me, and not in a good tone.

“So, he DOESN’T work?”

“He isn’t working so, you have to work?”

“So, he just stays at home and goes to school while you work?”

You get the gist of the conversation.

This angered my wife! Thankfully, she was able to articulate words and explained to the other aide that I am a stay at home dad because WE have decided that me getting my degree is important for OUR family.

That I have been working since I was 15 years old and that me taking time to better myself is also giving me time to be more involved with my kids!

Why is it that in this day and age that when a woman wishes to work outside the home and the man wants to be a stay at home dad, it is a horrible travesty. When the opposite happens, the woman is praised for raising the kids and the man is praised for working?

Isn’t having the choice in the matter more important, and more equal? I had always thought that was what the Feminists had fought for? The right to choose to stay at home or work. The right to choose what makes them more happier.

Why is my wife choosing to work a bad decision?

Why is my choosing to be a stay at home dad/student a bad decision?

Any thoughts?

Morrighan’s Trove: Our Most Exciting Project

We here at Morrighan’s Trove, will be working pretty heavily on getting set up to write the largest group of posts in our short history!

As previously stated, I have been given permission from the Sacramento Pagan Pride to report on the upcoming Festival on the 21st and 22nd of September.

I already have at least four articles I would like to write about the Sacramento Pagan Pride Festival! This will help break up what could potentially become a very long article that will be hard to read. It will also help me and the Sacramento Pagan Pride Organization keep the marketing of their organization going!

I am really excited about this! I have been meditation and asking my Lord and Lady for guidance in this, my largest project I have ever taken on!

I just ask that you, my loyal reader, send some positive and creative energy my way to help me on this! Even if it is just a quick thought wishing me well! Thoughts are magick, thoughts are energy!

-Don Davidson