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Some of you will recall that I posted previously about PantheaCon, and the availability of sign language interpreters for such… click here to take a look at it. I’m happy to report that the schedule of workshops is now up on the PantheaCon website!

PantheaCon, as I explained before, is one of the largest, if not THE largest indoor Pagan conferences in the country. It attracts over 2000 people from all across the United States, as well as international participants. While many of the attendees are Pagan, this is not a requirement for attending this event. If you have an interest in alternative spiritualities or alternative lifestyles…you might enjoy PantheaCon. If you have an interest in Earth-Based Spirituality, Goddess-Focused Spirituality, or Women’s Spirituality…you might enjoy PantheaCon. If you have an interest in topics such as tarot and other forms of divination; natural healing; yoga; meditation; raising energy and practicing magick; ecology; mythology; and other similar subjects…you might enjoy PantheaCon. If you have an interest in sitting around with other like-minded individuals and engaging in some intelligent discussion; or drumming away in a drum circle; or participating in a ritual…you might enjoy PantheaCon.

I’ve had several people express an interest in attending PantheaCon, but they wanted a chance to see the schedule of workshops before making a final decision.

I am happy to report that the 2009 PantheaCon schedule is now on line!

Check here to take a look at the different workshops, etc that are available:

PANTHEACON SCHEDULE

As you can see, there is a wide variety of different workshops, rituals, etc. available to choose from. Over 200 different workshops… WOW, how will anyone be able to choose??? I am already seeing several that look interesting!

If you’re interested in tarot, there will be several such workshops offered, including one Saturday afternoon with Mary Greer. If you have a green thumb, you might enjoy “Herbs Through the Ages” on Sunday morning, or “The Witch’s Plant Familiar” with Christopher Penczak.

There’s workshops on parenting, publishing, and permaculture.

Individuals with a background in psychology and/or mental health might enjoy the workshops which focus on this subject, such as “Spirituality and Intimacy,” “Psychotherapy and Story,” and “Magical Experience or Mental Illness?”

There’s workshops which focus on women (“The Sacred Body of Women”) and men (“Men’s Spirituality and Men’s Mysteries”), as well as on GLBT Spirituality (“The Amethyst Pentacle,” “Meeting and Greeting the Queerest of the Gods,” and “Resonance – A Gay Alternative to Polarity”).

You will find many different paths represented here – not only Wicca/Witchcraft but also Druidism (“The Pillars of Druidism”), Heathenism (“Baltic Heathenism), and Shamanism (“Shamanic Healing Demonstration”) amongst others. Even Buddhism (“Deities and Deity Meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition”) and Judaism (“History of the Tree of Life – Ancient Babylon to Modern Judaism”) are represented.

You will have the opportunity to “travel” to various geographical areas such as Africa, Ancient Persia, Egypt and Hawaii… and to learn about the deities from various pantheons – including Sekhmet, Hecate, Coyote, Selene, Kali Maa,  and Aphrodite.

There’s a number of well-known leaders and writers in the Pagan Community who will be offering workshops, including some names you might recognize yourself. Some of these individuals include Raven Grimassi, Z Budapest, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, and Selena Fox.

In addition, Starhawk will be giving a workshop Sunday afternoon, February 15th entitled “Holding Power Well,” and will participate in a panel discussion on Paganism Monday morning, February 16th.

So as you can see, there is indeed something for practically everyone at PantheaCon!

So why not take a look at the schedule, and make plans to attend the 2009 PantheaCon conference, occurring from February 13th through February 16th at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California? Whether it be for the entire weekend or just for a single day, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget!

The 15th Annual PantheaCon

Feb 13 – 16, 2009

President’s Day Weekend

San Jose Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place

San Jose, California

$75 for the entire 4-Day conference

$35 for a Single Day Pass

$20 for an Evening Pass

On-Line Registration open until February 1st

After February 1st, must register at the conference

The theme for the 2009 PantheaCon is “Gods and Goddesses”

For more information, check out the website at www.Pantheacon.com

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AVAILABLE

Please let PantheaCon know in advance if you need interpreting services

Contact Glenn at glenn@ancientways.com or Ocean at oshginva@gmail.com


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