We are excited that the following presenters will be joining us at Mystic South Conference 2019. Be sure to register today so you can attend their presentations, workshops, and performances!
We’ve listed the workshops that will be offered by each of our headliners below. Final dates and times will be provided in our registration packet at check-in. Don’t miss a moment! Register today!
For a full schedule of events, times, and dates, click this link to download our PDF. PLEASE NOTE that our schedule is subject to change. Check at registration to make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the schedule.
All HEADLINER presentations will be held in the Oakwood Room. They are colored PURPLE in the PDF. If you are looking for workshop & ritual descriptions (BLACK and RED in the PDF), click this link. If you’re looking for PAPERS Presentations (in GREEN in the PDF), click this link. All PAPERS are held in the Conference Center located downstairs.
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Spiritual Lessons from the Sci-Fi Universe – What does Worf from Star Trek have to do with Africa’s Ogun? What do little green men have to do with Sirius and Amazonian shamanism? How can the pitfalls to your destiny be found in the Twilight Zone? For the answers to these questions and more please tune in to this class.
Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism – The world of voodoo is a universe populated with sacred gods, spirit possessions, and natural grace. Despite media portrayals of zombies and wild abandon, the religion is actually a complex system of nature-inspired belief. This class will answer your questions, and introduce you to the voodoo gods of fire, love, lightning, and more.
Warrior Goddesses and Queens of Africa – This class provides an exciting look at both the ancient and modern warrior queens, priestesses and goddesses of Africa. Discover the real Amazons and Zulu queens that grace Africa’s exciting history.
The Magick of Initiations, Elevations, and Dedications – An initiation ritual should be about more than acceptance into a tradition; it should be a transformative moment in the life of the Witch or Pagan receiving it. From ancient Eleusis to Masonic halls around the world, initiation rites have played a significant role in religious and magickal practices for thousands of years. Explore the elements that make up the modern rites of initiation, elevation, and dedication, and the history of such practices around the world. Grow your ritual practice by exploring the power and mystery of these magickal experiences.
So Many Witches! The Word “Witch” in the World Today – We are currently in the middle of a “Witch bubble” and Witches are everywhere. Not just that, but there are so many KINDS of Witches today: Instagram Witches, Traditional Witches, Wiccan-Witches, and about a dozen others. Together we’ll explore the ever-growing world of Witchcraft, it’s place in today’s pop-culture, and the rise of new Witchcraft traditions.
What’s So Great About the Great Rite? – Ask your average Witch about the great rite and they’ll probably respond with something about cups and athames or sex magick. But the great rite is about more than sexual coupling or half-hearted mini-rites before cakes and ale-the great rite is about the union of powerful forces, and most importantly, it’s for EVERYBODY. From the great rite in truth and in token, this is a workshop about sex in the ancient world, wine, magick, and more! It’s all about what’s so great about one of Wicca’s most misunderstood and divisive rites.
Crossing the Lines: Healing our Racial Divide – To better support the forward progression individually and collectively, we the Magical Ones, must begin to repair and heal the ancestral traumas in ourselves, families, communities and the tormented spirits trapped in the land upon which we live. Two Powerful ceremonies of release and reunion.
Expanding the Evolutions of our Spiritual Gifts… -As promised from last year, this time together is a deep dive into the roles we are now anchoring as Lightworkers.
As time and the number of participants permit, we will stabilize our energy fields, play a game of Telepathy, review some of the Lessons of our waking and sleeping paths.
Living the Legend of High John the Conqueror… -In order to step our Magical conjures up to the level of Mama Moses Tubman, we must fine tune and adjust the compass of our intentions to the North Star. Therein, the secret society of High John and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad assist us and others in making and keeping safe/ secure, the stations of our Soul’s Destiny.
Basics of the Drum Circle Workshop – Interactive rhythm event. The central purpose is to enhance individual creativity and foster community through the interlacing of rhythm and non-verbal communication methods. This workshop will include introduction to African drums, basic rhythm techniques and drum circle etiquette. Its aim is to culminate in a symphonic and unifying rhythm event. This event encourages the participation of both novice and experienced drummers alike. This is a NON-TRADITIONAL workshop and is intended to elicit self expression and integration, as opposed to teaching traditional African rhythms. Heartbeats are the foundations of rhythm and know no gender, race, or creed. All heartbeats are welcome, and no experience of any level is required. Portions of this workshop will relate to the relationship between drummers and dancers, dancers are encouraged to participate as well. All percussion instruments are provided, but please feel free to bring your own instruments as desired.
Drum Building, Maintenance, Repair and Drum Circle Etiquette -This workshop is one of a kind. Members of Tuatha Dea having received Drum Building training and having worked through and for international importer/exporter “Djembe Drums and Skins” present a hands on experience and Build a Djembe from start to completion in class with assistance from participants. The workshop includes basic instruction regarding maintenance and repair and the nomenclature of the djembe. Discussion regarding Drum Circle etiquette is part of this workshop to make everyone’s future circle experiences more comfortable and comprehensive.
Pajama Drumming Party -Feel free to come dressed in your pajamas and join us for some late evening revelry with an informal session to drum away the remainder of the day in a joyful and fun release of sharing.
Tuatha Dea Live! -Be ready to be moved Saturday night. Come down for an evening of rhythm and sound!
All that’s missing is you!
Make your plans to join us July 19-21, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. Get registered today using the form below. Register safely and securely via Paypal!