2022 Local Presenter Workshops

Onto the Page: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience

Elizabeth Rutherford Gray

The day or hour after a deep ritual always includes contemplation. Elizabeth is making a space for us to get our ruminations and questions out. Using crayons, pencils, markers, or even words, we will draw, write, and have quiet conversation together. Join them to reflect on what has passed and what that may mean to what lies ahead.

Creating Ritual for an Eclectic Clan

Jacob & Candice

A discussion on the creation of ritual within a group whose members walk differing paths. The workshop will touch on the importance of respecting and blending traditions in the ritual space. There will be an emphasis on discovering the individual spiritual needs of each member and how the group can support those needs.

Ancestors & Art

Lauren G. Koch & Ron Padrón

This session will facilitate engagement with the ancestors and provide space to process through creative self-expression and art therapy techniques. Attendees will engage in a guided journey to connect with the ancestors. Given the length of the journey we recommend bringing an eye pillow, pillow, yoga mat, etc. to ensure your personal comfort. Following the journey attendees will provide form to their experience through textures, colors, words, and images. No creative experience is required. Some art materials will be provided but it is highly recommended to bring a sketchbook and some of your favorite writing/drawing/coloring implements.

Doubt & Discernment in Witchcraft

Cora Procyon

We are often faced with the challenge in our practice about what our guides are telling us. It is a common question spoken quietly amongst peers and sometimes from student to teacher – how do I know if that was real? How do I integrate this information into my daily life? Maybe I am just imagining this? Doubt and skepticism are healthy parts of witchcraft – sometimes a crow is just a crow. Part of a growing practice of witchcraft are the tools of discernment. How does one sort through the incoming information to see? Every witch has a different approach and it changes over time as practices mature and new techniques are found. Cora is going to discuss some methods for discernment and lead a facilitated discussion of participants. Please feel free to bring impressions, messages and experiences from Friday night ritual to discuss.

Run Valdr-ma: Healing Modality Using Runes

Scott Mohnkern

Run Valdr is an energetic magical system with characteristics similar to Reiki using a completely different energy system. In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of Run Valdr and using it in a healing modality.

Exploring the Anatomy of a Witch

Our first of two Saturday special guest workshops: Exploring the Anatomy of a Witch. The content of this workshop will prepare us for our main ritual of the weekend.

Discover the five essential organs or systems that enable a Witch to more fully embody their magic and develop their personal practice. From symbol to synergy, we will use the metaphysical body of the Witch as a guide to tapping into the greatest and most powerful tool in our possession – our own physical bodies.


2022 Ritual Arc

As we prepare for the dark time of the year, our thoughts turn inward and we begin to settle into a season of personal reflection and preparation for growth. This year at Hallowed Homecoming: A Samhain Retreat, we will Walk the Path of our spiritual journey, both as individuals and as a community, through the darkness and into the light. Our event structure for the weekend is a little different than in the past to facilitate adequate ritual, workshop and meditation/processing time for each person’s journey through this deep spiritual work.  

On Friday before dinner, we will have our first workshop featuring our featured guest Laura Tempest Zakroff. After dinner, our first ritual begins as we Walk the Path through the darkness to explore our inner spiritual quest and set our intentions for the weekend and season ahead. This ritual will provide an opportunity to seek wisdom for ourselves as we move through the stages of individually Walking the Path.

On Saturday, our workshops will be tailored to help participants process what they learned Friday night, while also being accessible to our day pass attendees. We will have two workshops led by our featured guest speaker, Laura Tempest Zakroff, as well as workshops led by members of the local community. In the Saturday night ritual, we will journey as a community to meet The Hermit, joining together to cast a brighter light ahead of us as we Walk the Path.  

Sunday will bring us to a close with final workshops and a closing ritual debrief before we all depart for another year. 

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