Women's Goddess Retreat
September 10 - 12, 2010
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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.


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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.

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Marc has been involved in the occult for most of his life His origins begin in Norse magic and runic work. Marc now regularly teaches rune classes in the summer and has gone on to explore some of the runes deeper mysteries. As a Lovecraftian Luciferian, Marc tends the black flame of knowledge, searching for personal gnosis, and seeks to fan that flame in others. Marc enjoys intense rituals, a few being ritual on top of skyscraper's, howling to Shub- Niggurath, and performing his own "rite of the ghoul".

Fern is a dedicated Midian staff member, a Heathen, a homesteader, and possibly a hobbit. She, too, has a love of things that grow. Find her in the Midian kitchen, carrying water at the Fire Circle, crafting something amazing with the Kidians, planting a new herb or plant on the land, or sharing some of her knowledge and wisdom. She never holds back the best of herself from her community. (Now, let's see how long it takes her to realize I wrote such glowing things about her.)

Freyasbarn 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.

 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.

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.

Steve Sears is an Asatraur that was born and raised in Spencer, IN. Abandoning his Christian upbringing at the age of 15, Steve spent 10 years learning and growing until feeling drawn to Asatru. In 2016 he discovered The Asatru Community which quickly became a second home and family to him. Diving in head first, Steve was eventually made Lead Ambassador for TAC’s North Central Region as well as TAC’s Director of Public Relations. Together with TAC, Steve strives to do his part in helping to promote an inclusive Asatru and bring the greater Heathen community together.




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