Women's Goddess Retreat
September 10 - 12, 2010
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Contact Us if you have a ritual, workshop, class, performance, or other event you would like to present at our festival.

Q): What type of workshops/rituals are you hoping to have?
A): The following is not an exhaustive list, by any stretch. Use your imagination and your knowledge! Topics *could* include: mead-making, runes, ogham, seidhr, honoring or working with a specific celtic or Norse deity, the Mighty Dead, the Fey/Sidhe, Norse and Celtic games, bardic studies/performances, Avalon, Blot/Faining, Sombul, blacksmithing, weaving/spinning, sacred texts and tales, animal and tree lore, traditional music/dance/art/crafts, shamanic practices, magical practices, cosmology/world view, sacred spaces, history/archaeology, warriors, martial techniques, spaecraft and enchanters, sacred journey/ordeals, symbols, monuments, and on and on.


Vending is free with admission!

Laurelei walks in many worlds -- the islands of Aphrodite, the hedges of the Traditional Witch, and the misty paths of Avalon (to name a few). She is the author of 11 books and is the proud co-proprietress of Asteria Books and Events.

Laurelei Black - www.laureleiblack.com
Asteria Books - www.asteriabooks.com

Marcus Earendel - Relatively new to the festival scene Marcus has been involved with the occult and magick for most of his life. With origins in Norse magick, rune, and aura work, he has gone on to explore some of the darker aspects of magick and his own soul. Now Luciferian, he wishes to bring the black flame of knowledge to all who will listen. Marc is no stranger to intense ritual work and some of his past rites include being buried alive, performing ritual on the top of a skyscraper and his own version of Ryan Parker’s “Rite of the Ghoul.”

Fern -- Bio and Pic coming soon

Freyasbard is a staff member here at Midian, Norse Track Organizer for S.I.D.H.E , Freyasbarn has been studying Norse Lore and paths of Heathenry Collectively for over 19 years. Freyjabarn is the Gythia of Fólkvangr Kindred, where she educates, grows and continuously learns.


Adam Riviere, world percussionist, audio engineer and composer boasts over 28 years of
experience, 13 published albums and numerous collaborations. Riviere began playing the
piano at the age of ten, which led to a love of percussion and throughout the years that
followed, he studied more than 30 world instruments. Riviere received his undergraduate
degree in Music Business in 2000 from Butler University, and by 2003, he completed a
graduate degree from the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Music in
Music Technology. His music sounds as unique as the instruments he plays. Styles he
performs and infuses during his performances include Middle Eastern, African, Classical,
Celtic, Latin/Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Native American, Australian Aborginal, and
Electro Acoustic World Ambient Trance. Riviere’s love for culture and music can be
heard in his performances, displaying how different cultures and mediums of music can
make one great sound. Riviere has taken his sound to major cities across the United
States, presented workshops at Dr Hoch in Frankfurt Germany, and has performed and
taught throughout Israel where he had the opportunity to perform at the Jacob’s Ladder
Festival in May of 2014. He has also performed alongside great artists such as tabla
player Badal Roy (tabla player for Miles Davis, and John McLaughlin), Steve Gorn
(saxophonist for Paul Simon), and multi award winning Native American flute artist
Steven Rushingwind.
Riviere owns and operates Playground Productions Studio in Historic Irvington located
on the East Washington area of Indianapolis welcoming all involved in the arts to record,
rehearse, and present their works to all, and celebrating what Riviere promotes; keeping
the music going.
Adam Riviere is an endorsed artist of Tycoon Percussion and Soultone Cymbals, Drumz
R Guru Ven Didgeridoos, Pearl Drums/Adams Percussion local artist, Sontronics
Microphones, Vic Firth Education Team, Power Beat Drum Heads, Gator Cases, Roc-
N-Soc Thrones, and Solomon Microphones.

Rev. Bill Duvendack

Rev Bill Duvendack is an ordained independent Spiritualist minister who is an internationally known psychic, presenter, and author. He has presented in many venues, ranging from colleges and high schools to hotels and national conferences. His first full book “Vocal Magick” came out in April 2015, and has had a dozen essays published in a variety of anthologies. His magical writings have been translated into 6 different languages. He regularly teaches classes on magick, astrology, and modern spirituality locally and via webinars. He has been interviewed by the NY Times, RTE 1, and has made many TV appearances. For more information about him, please consult his website: www.418ascendant.com.

Adam Davis has been facilitating spiritually-oriented connecting with the land workshops at a variety of festivals and gatherings since 1998 in addition to teaching earth science college courses. He combines multiple perspectives in working with nature and is committed to helping others find fulfillment through engaging magic in the landscape. For more information about Adam’s work, check out his book:

“Connecting with the Land: Nature Relationships in Multiple Dimensions”.

Johnny Angel -- bio and pic coming soon
Black Bear Grove

The Black Bear Grove, ADF is in it’s 14th year and has put on over 100 public high day rituals on the public lands in and around Bloomington, Indiana. We are a small, committed, lay-led community with our own quirky style. Our priorities are to put on excellent, impactful rituals and to be a welcoming, safe space to newcomers, regular visitors, and full members alike. If you’re not sure if our rituals are the right place for you, just show up! It will become clear to you pretty quickly whether our unique combination of comfortable reverence and irreverence is a good fit.  Visit blackbeargrove.org and click calendar to find out all the details of when and where our next meeting or ritual is!  Or visit us on facebook.com/blackbeargrove.

Kelly Wow

Kelly Wow has been a pagan leaning Unitarian Universalist her whole life, and a practicing Druid since Autumn Equinox, 2011. When she found the Black Bears, she dove in with four paws, taking on roles, contributing to planning, and tromping through the woods in formal gowns. She became a full liturgist-member in 2012 and is committed to creating the structures and doing the outreach to keep the grove thriving through the tough times inevitable in community.




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