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Pagan Phoenix Conference 2023
Saturday 4th March
Live online 10:30am – 5:00pm 

Schedule of the Day:

 

Welcome & Attunement 10:30-10:45am

Levannah as Mistress of Ceremony will welcome our attendees on behalf of the team to the Pagan Phoenix Southwest Spring Conference 2023 in association with Treadwells. She will lead us in the ‘Isis Prayer of Awakening’ by deTraci Regula, our traditional Prayer to the Goddess Isis.  She will then guide people into our magical day with a short attunement meditation.

 

Speakers:

Damh the Bard – The Green Grimoire 10:45-11:45am
There are a lot of Pagan books, but the best one

has already been written – The Book of Nature.

The challenge is learning how to read it. The crossover

point between Druidry and Wilderness Awareness is

where a lot of that wisdom exists, and in this talk, Damh

will be leading you into the woods with nothing but a

flint and steel, and a knife, but the forest is the teacher.

Carry less, by knowing more.

Bio. Damh is a Pagan musician, songwriter, and Bard. He is the current Pendragon of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids and has toured with his music at Pagan festivals all across the world. His passion lies in the old myths and poetry of the island, Animism, and nature-connection. Website Damh the Bard

Ethan Pennell – The Magic & Folklore of Dartmoor 12:00am-1:00pm

In this talk, Ethan will share some of the eldritch folklore of Dartmoor,

including tales of shape-shifting witches, myriad hauntings, cursed

fields, encounters with the fae and whisht places.  The talk will be

illustrated with his own visual interpretations of the stories.

Bio. Ethan is a Devon-based artist and writer whose practice draws upon environmental issues, folklore and the Occult. He is particularly inspired and frequently haunted by the eldritch tales of Dartmoor, his local stomping ground. Ethan also belongs to a collaborative art group, the Inner Space Exploration Unit (ISEU), which consists of occult-inspired artists from Devon, Dorset, and Cambridgeshire.
Instagram: @crowmancrow www.iseu.space

Lunch break: 1:00 - 1:45pm

Levannah Morgan – Sea Witchcraft 1:45-2:45pm
This talk is based on Levannah’s recent book, A Sea Witch’s

Companion (Robert Hale, 2022). She will speak about sea magic,

the Goddess of the Moon and Tides, gods of the sea (and rituals to

honour them), sea folklore and customs, the deeper occult

concepts that lie behind sea magic, and how you can use lunar

and tidal rhythms to practise your own sea witchcraft.

Bio. Levannah has been practising witchcraft for over thirty years.

She grew up in a coastal village on the island of Anglesey and the

sea has been at the heart of her magical practice ever since she

can remember. She works with like-minded witches in Devon and

has taught workshops and classes in witchcraft for many years. She

was one of the founders of the Pagan Phoenix conference. She is an

artist, writer, and filmmaker.

Ronald Hutton – Queens of the Wild 3:00-4:00pm
In this talk Ronald will explore the history of deity-like figures in

Europe, and how hags, witches, the fairy queen, and the Green

Man all came to be, and how they changed over the centuries.

He looks closely at four main figures, Mother Earth, the Fairy

Queen, the Mistress of the Night, and the Old Woman of Gaelic

tradition, and challenges decades of debate around the female

figures who have long been thought versions of pre-Christian

goddesses.

Bio. Ronald is the senior Professor of History at Bristol University

and a leading authority on the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs. He is the author of seventeen books. In June 2022 Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution announced his appointment of as Gresham Professor of Divinity.

Roundtable with questions for all speakers: 4:15 - 4:45pm

Conclusion/Closing Blessing: 4:45 - 5:00pm

 

About Pagan Phoenix Southwest CIC
Pagan Phoenix Southwest was set up in 2018 to deliver the Devon, Cornwall and Isles conference series. We are an independent, locally run, non-profit company set up to run an annual Spring Pagan Conference. We will bring you the very best Pagan and magical speakers, artists and musicians. The conference is run on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and the team who organize it are unpaid volunteers. Please visit our website at: 

https://paganphoenixsw.com/

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