A Fair for Those who are New or Seeking
18 January 2014
10 am - 4 pm
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Avenue
Golden, Colorado 80401
Pagan religions include many different groups and traditions. It is a rich and diverse community, but it can also be difficult to find your way to the path which is right for you.
If you are seeking to find your spiritual way, or to join others following your same path, or even just to better understand your fellow Pagans, come to the Paths and Traditions Fair.
You will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives of multiple different Pagan and Polytheistic traditions, to help find the one that is right for you or to reach out to those who may be interested in joining your group.
At 1 pm, there will be a special, hour-long workshop on "Finding Your Path," presented by Chris and Kelley of Cró Dreoilín. Throughout the day, groups will be presenting short introductions to their traditions in the classrooms.
How to participate:
Individuals who are looking to connect with representatives of area groups are welcome to drop by during the day.
If you are interested in representing your group or tradition, please contact Chris and Kelley at
The Second Annual Paths and Traditions Fair is a joint project of Cró Dreoilín and JUC CUUPs.
Groups and Traditions in Attendance
Cró Dreoilín - Colorado Celtic Reconstructionist Pagans
We are a group of men and women in Colorado dedicated to rediscovering and connecting with the ways of the Pagan Celts. Guided by modern scholarship and inspiration, we hope to create a community that honors our Gods, Ancestors and the Daoine Sidhe; strengthens our ability to be true to our values and recognizes the poetry and spirit in the world around us.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Transformation/JUCUUPS
Eclectic paganism / Witchcraft
Contact at email@example.com.
Visit at http://www.circleoftransformation.com.
Chrysalis Circle is a Wiccan (Eclectic Tradition) studies and teaching group local to the Denver, CO metropolitan area. We teach basic (a 8 week introductory course) and advanced levels of Wiccan studies.
Please contact HavenWood at firstname.lastname@example.org Our website that gives more information about us and what we do: http://chrysaliscircle.org/.
Mountain Ancestors ProtoGrove, ADF
The Boulder, CO branch of Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid Fellowship, a polytheistic, pan-Indo-European, public Pagan church. We, as do all ADF groups, hold open and inclusive worship rites at the 8 'common' NeoPagan High Days, and offer learning opportunities as well as other community services (ALL Rites of Passage, pre-marriage classes, home visits & guidance for multiple tradition households, prison ministry, and more) from our highly trained, professional clergy.
Rev. William E. Ashton, II can be reached at William@MountainAncestors.org or seen at facebook or the MountainAncestors website: www.MountainAncestors.org.
Treenhenge Druidic Circle
We are the Treenhenge Druidic Circle, which was formed in 2005 as a Seed Group under the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD). As a Seed Group, it is composed of Bards-, Ovates-, and Druids-in-training. Druidry is a vital and dynamic nature spirituality that is flourishing all over the world. It unites our love of the Earth with our love of creativity and the arts. Flowing through all the new exciting elements in modern druidism is the power of an ancient tradition: the love of land, sea and sky- the love of the Earth, our home.
Visit Treehenge at www.treehenge.org. Our traditions webpage is www.druidry.org.
Temple of Witchcraft
Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple of Witchcraft started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft. Now, as an outgrowth of the work of students, initiates, and graduates of the programs, the Temple of Witchcraft has evolved into an organization based on traditions of modern magick, Witchcraft, and neopaganism. The work of the Temple is both other-worldly and terrestrial, seeking to strengthen the connections between spirit and matter through inner transformation and public service. The Temple of Witchcraft’s goal on an individual level is to awaken the potential of the human soul to its natural gifts of psychic awareness, communion with nature and the spirits, and magick. Each individual seeks to live a magickal life. Through these awakenings, we seek an expansion of consciousness through the alignment of our souls with Love, Will, and Wisdom to further the Great Work. On a greater scale, we seek the restoration, maintenance, and evolution of humanity to the Garden of the Gods, the cooperative consciousness where all things are in harmony and community. By these actions, we plant the seeds and tend the garden of Witchcraft culture, tradition and community.
Emily Jones is a legally ordained High Priestess in the Temple of Witchcraft tradition; you may contact her via email@example.com. The official web site for Temple of Witchcraft is http:/templeofwitchcraft.org.
Order of the Golden Dawn, Temple of Thoth Amen-Ra (Denver)
The original Golden Dawn was founded in 1888 and is a path of ritual and ceremonial magic, encompassing techniques from numerous other magical systems of the time. Our members come from all over Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and we just established a new Sanctuary group in Utah. We are devoted to practicing the Golden Dawn system as it has developed over the past 125 years. The primary focus of our Temple is the Great Work, initiations, contact with one's own Holy Guardian Angel, teaching and more. Our Temple welcomes all potential members who are interested in working real magic, and not armchair magicians.
Reach Sean at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit their website at www.coloradogoldendawn.com. Events also listed at www.meetup.com/coloradogoldendawn or like them at www.facebook.com/thothamenra
The Denver Celtic Women's Circle - a practice in the Celtic tradition for women.
The circle was founded in 2007. It is a teaching circle with an emphasis on tree lore and Celtic Goddesses. One of the objects of the circle is to provide a basic practice that any woman could continue for herself in any location or phase of life. It is an outdoor practice and, at the advanced levels,involves local excursions for practice and meditation. Much of the original source material is medieval Irish and neo-Druidic.
For information on events or workshops please contact: Paulie Rainbow at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.thegoddessofdenver.com.
Colorado Kemetic Temple
Egyptian reconstructionist group practicing rituals based on the ancient texts. We honor all the Netjeru (Egyptian Gods) with monthly celebrations. We also have a strong focus on communing with our ancestors. Magical practice is central to our faith. We strive to live in accordance with Ma'at, meaning Truth, Harmony and Justice. This applies to our work as magicians, as well as our mundane life.
Contact Bridget (AKA Tree) at BridgetBlasius@gmail.com.
The Hermetic Tradition began with the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. It is an occult tradition with rituals and meditations towards self understanding, and realizations of the Divine. Many of the rituals in the Pagan tradition had their origins from Hermetics.
For more information, conatct Jill Lowy at 303-635-6703 or visit her at her website at http://www.theastralyoga.com/.
Silver Branch Golden Horn
ADF Druidry organization
Contact Pamela McAlpin, Senior Druid at denverdruids.org
Sacred Order of Black Forest, Coven of the Golden Condors
Wiccan, Training for Clergy
Contact Lady Nightshade, email@example.com
Living Earth is an open circle of individuals and families in the South Denver area of Colorado. We share spiritual philosophies and practices of Neo-Paganism, the modern Earth Religions movement. We celebrate the seasons, and grow together in a supportive, egalitarian, casual environment. We are a family-friendly and welcoming congregation of community-minded spiritual seekers.
Contact Joy Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.livingearthcolorado.org, www.meetup.com/livingearth, and www.beltania.org
Coven of the Grove
Our coven initially began as a familial coven, or one comprised of only individuals who were born or married into our family.
As our family has grown and moved throughout the states we have opened our coven up to select individuals who are not related. These members have become the “family we choose” and are a great blessing in our lives.
We are very eclectic and love our mix of paths. We have individuals within our coven that follow many paths. We embrace our diversity in paths and life styles and we embrace each other, in perfect love and perfect trust.
We do not take applications for Membership in the Coven. Membership can only be offered to individuals upon recommendation of the High Priestess and High Priest, and consensus of all Members of the inner circle.
We believe very strongly in personal rights and no person shall be denied access to Membership on the basis of gender, race, ethnic background, sexual preference, physical handicap, or age providing they have attained the age of eighteen.
Contact Galandrea Gregory, HPS and Alan Gregory, HP via e-mail at email@example.com, or via post at P.O. Box 351882 Westminster, CO 80035-1882
Shadoways Pagan Fellowship
Exploring the Hidden Byways of Progressive Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, also known as Traditional (Reformed) Eclectic Wicca. Shadoways is a currently-forming Coven in S.E. Denver.
If you’d like more information, please contact Gwynalda Shadowalker on Facebook, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessed Be.
Greyhart of Oakwood Crescent Coven
I teach a modified form of Gardnerian-based Witchcraft. As such, I teach those who wish to walk the Path of the Priest or Priestess. Students are taught by myself, and members of the Coven, in the Traditional Coven-based style. These classes are not for everyone, and only a few applicants get accepted. This is not a class to teach you how to participate in ritual, it is to teach you how to lead ritual, for yourself or others. Classes are one day a week, every week, for a year and a day. Any student who completes this course, may petition for membership in the Coven, if they wish. If they petition for membership and are accepted, they begin their second year of training.
To explore some of the concepts I teach, you can take a look at my website www.cyberwitchcraft.com.
Suzann Robins, Native American and Dianic Traditions
I am part of the Crones of Dragonfest and a small, closed circle that I facilitate, which makes me more of a solo practitioner although I attend many different groups in Denver. Many work with parts of the eclectic magic I have studied. I first became interested in the concept of witch craft as a result of my 10 year old son being in a car accident in Southern CA in 1979. He had a severe head injury as well as structural damage to his right arm. I began to learn everything I could about alternative healing. Through that search I was guided to Feminist Theology and Earth-Based Traditions when we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Learning about the elements made so much more sense than the Catholicism I was raised with.
At that time, Zee Budapest and Starhawk were just getting started. In addition to reading everything either of them published, I had the privilege to study with both of them in person. I also practiced yoga and meditation, while working for the Catholic College where Starhawk was on staff with Matthew Fox's Creation Centered Spirituality Program, and became involved with the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS). I was part of the committee who wrote the curriculum for Rise Up and Call Her Name, an exciting exploration of sacred narratives that honor the cross cultural female divine.
Being a part of those communities led me to teachers,and others interested in the ancient traditions that were alive and well in the Bay Area and there were many. I worked with a wonderful South American shamans named Luz Clara, and several other pipe carriers. I have attended numerous sweat lodges, pow-wows and other gatherings where the directions were called and ritual filled all aspects of our existence. I became one with my beliefs in pantheism or neo-paganism.
Although I had an initiation of sorts with Margo Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon, in 2001, I do not think of my self as a “witch” but prefer the label of Pagan, if there must be one at all.
Crux Ansata Oasis, local chartered body of Ordo Templi Orientis/Gnostic Catholic Church/Thelema
Fraternal organization with attached Gnostic church dedicated to securing individual liberty
Contact Derek A. Bales at email@example.com or visit cruxansata-oto.org
Celtic Spirituality in Colorado
We offer open ceremonies and classes for all who seek an authentic connection to the land, sacred traditions, and stories of the Celtic realm. We honor all seekers and traditions.
Celtic spirituality bridges ancient traditions of the British Isles and old Europe, early Celtic Christianity, revivals of written and visionary knowledge, and a living flow of mystical awareness and love of nature.
All classes include information and time for questions. Each session also includes a participitory or experiential activity such as a shamanic journey or a simple ritual. Often we will end with a prayer and blessing circle.
Ceremonies offer a time for deeper connection, reflection, and embodiment of seasonal and mythic themes.
Edie Stone can be contacted by calling her at 303-415-3755, emailing at RSVP@ediestone.com, or visiting http://www.ediestone.com/exploringcelticspirituality.html and http://www.meetup.com/Celtic-Spirituality-in-Colorado
The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peruvian Shamanism
A shamanic path of personal and planetary healing, founded by don Oscar Miro-Quesada.
This tradition of cross-cultural shamanism has many resonances to Celtic spirituality.
Edie Stone can be contacted by calling her at 303-415-3755, emailing at RSVP@ediestone.com, or visiting http://www.meetup.com/Peruvian-Shamanism-in-Colo-Personal-Planetary-Healing/ and http://shamanstone.org/