Twin Cities Pagan Pride will host its sixth annual Paganicon Midwest Conference on March 18-20 at the Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis.
Paganicon is a Pagan conference with workshops, panels, discussions, social space, live music, a ball, vendors and more. In its sixth year, Paganicon is organized by Twin Cities Pagan Pride and a host of volunteers to provide an educational and social venue for Pagans, Wiccans, Heathens, Druids, and other folk, craft, indigenous or magickal traditions.
Paganicon welcomes three Guests of Honor:
• T. Thorn Coyle is the author of the novel Like Water as well as the spirituality books Make Magic of Your Life: Purpose, Passion, and the Power of Desire, Kissing the Limitless, Evolutionary Witchcraft, and Crafting a Daily Practice. She is founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School. A lifelong activist, Thorn’s current alliances are with Martin de Porres House of Hospitality in San Francisco and the Anti Police-Terror Project in Oakland, Calif., which organizes with the families of those affected by police violence. Thorn’s work reaches people all over the world through spiritual direction, soul readings, vibrant workshops, and online classes. Learn more about her at www.thorncoyle.com.
• Mambo Chita Tann is a Haitian Vodou priestess, and the author of Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti’s Indigenous Spiritual Tradition. She is the head of Sosyete Fos Fe Yo We, a Vodou house in the lineage of Mambo Marie Carmel Charles of New Orleans, Louisiana and Haiti, and has been a practicing Vodouisant for 15 years. Also known as Tamara L. Siuda, she is a professional Egyptologist. She is the founder and Nisut (spiritual leader) of the Kemetic Orthodox Religion, a modern form of ancient Egyptian polytheism. Tamara has more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, author, and lecturer on ancient Egypt and its religion. Visit her online at Legba.biz/mambo-t/ for her Vodou side and www.kemet.org for the Kemetic Orthodox Religion.
• Ivo Domínguez, Jr. was a founding member and a current Elder of the first coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. Demonstrating his commitment to preserving knowledge for future generations, he is one of the key organizers of the New Alexandrian Library. Ivo is also a professional astrologer and is the author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans; Casting Sacred Space: The Core of All Magickal Work; Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine; and Beneath the Skins. Learn more about Ivo at www.ivodominguezjr.com.
• Featured guests include: freelance writer and managing editor of The Wild Hunt, Heather Greene; social worker, activist, writer, and priestess from the Bay Area, Crystal Blanton; and educator, spoken word artist and poet Nsasi Vence Guerra. Hailing all the way from Australia, the Featured Ritualist is writer and priestess Jane Meredith.
• 2016 Art Show — The Third Offering: A Sacred Gallery Space. Local artists will be displaying all types of visual media including sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, jewelry, oil painting, metal, collage, video and more that showcase Pagan or polytheistic aesthetics. This year an expanded art gallery will be open to the public.
Twin Cities Pagan Pride is a non-profit, independent organization. Its mission is to educate the general public about earth-reverent faiths, promote religious tolerance for all faiths, and to provide a forum for the exploration, comparison, contrast, growth and expansion of diverse spiritual and religious ideas, theories, practices, traditions and views.
Visit www.paganicon.org for more information on featured guests and registration.