A Fair for Those who are New or Seeking **archive**
Saturday, 16 January 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd Ave
Golden, Colorado 80401
Pagan and Polytheist religions include many different groups and traditions. It is a rich and diverse community; come find out what your local community has to offer!
The Paths and Traditions Fair is an open house event to start you on your spiritual way, to find others following your same path, or to better understand your fellow Pagans.
You will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives of multiple different Pagan and Polytheistic traditions, discover opportunities for practice, and reach out to those who may be interested in joining your group. Throughout the day, groups will be presenting short introductions on 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 email@example.com.
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.
Contact: Chris & Kelley
Oakwood Crescent Coven, Modified Traditional Witchcraft
We are a small Coven that has taken on the task of training new Witches how to be Priests & Priestesses of the Craft, and how to teach that Craft to others. We do this using Traditional Coven practices that follow the Degree System.
First Degree students learn the basics of the Craft, how to do ritual, when the holidays are and why, energy work, and basic spiritual practices. Second Degree students help teach the First Degree students, as well as learning techniques of ritual writing and spell crafting. Third Degree students help teach the Second Degree students, and learn the organizational & people skills required to start, run, and maintain a Coven.
Each Degree is a Traditional year and a day, though the time required to complete each, is based on the individual. We consider ourselves a group that does serious spiritual training, in an effort to help our students walk their Path to making themselves the best that they can be in all aspects of their lives, and to train those who will train others. Because this is a more Traditional Coven, students are more like apprentices, learning from those who have already mastered the materials they teach. Class size is purposely kept small, and acceptance is based on personal merit. Not everyone who asks to be taught, will be accepted. This is not a place for those who are just looking for something to do on Wednesday night, or who are just curious. This is a place for those who have had time to look around, and have decided that the Craft is a life-long pursuit, and that they wish to learn everything they can about it, from those who have the life experience to teach it.
Denver Witches' Ball
An open Samhain gathering/celebration for all Pagans, Wiccans and their friends, a chance to gather with friends old and new for Primal Roots Drumming and Dancing, live bands and a Pagan Choir, a Witches' Brew of great food and beer/wine, an incredible Costume Contest, and a free midnight Samhain ritual.
Contact: Chris and Karen Mohr
Facebook: Denver Witches Ball
Integrated Spiritual Practices Tradition
My philosophy is based on Empowerment thru a program I've developed called "Integrated Spiritual Practices." I draw on Kabbalah, Tarot, Jungian psychology, and the Enneagram to teach the Great Work of Spiritual Growth for Transformation and Enlightenment.
Contact: Kalin Baker
Author of Quantum Magic and elemental wizard. I’m founded in elemental magic and familiar with several other paths. Over the last several years I’ve focused on understanding the underlying theory of magic, how magical theory is applied to achieve practical results and how one becomes a more powerful magical person.
Elemental magic is probably the oldest type of magic practiced and the most easily attuned to for many people. Having a somewhat secular approach, please stop by to chat a bit on the wherefores and the whys of magical practice.
Contact: John Conley
Facebook: J M Conley
Edy Encinias, Neo Aztec/Meso-American
I am representing the Neo Aztec/Meso-American path. It is based on the Pagan religions of precolombian Mexico/Southwest U.S.
Contact: Edy Encinias
Coven of the Hidden Path
Coven of the Hidden Path is an American Eclectic Witchcraft coven established Beltane 2004.
We are a small collaborative of experienced priestesses working with a focus on personal and spiritual growth through collective wisdom. Our group work is influenced by our personal study and practices as well as our shared foundations.
We meet monthly in Longmont/north metro area for Esbats and occasionally for community events, Sabbats, and other coven events.
Circle of Light and Shadow
Circle of Light and Shadow (COLS)
Inspire - Transform - Unite - Manifest!
We are an eclectic Wiccan coven focused on creating and manifesting positive, personal and global transformation, through study, practice, magic, ritual and a strong connection with divinity, in many pantheons. We adhere to the Wiccan Rede and the Witches Pyramid.
Our Focus: Personal and spiritual advancement Magic and ritual Earth Stewardship Qabalistic Wicca and the study of the Tree of Life Community Service Teaching
Circle of Light and Shadow offers open Sabbats at the covenstead in Brighton Coloardo. Please ask to be on our Sabbat list if interested.
COLS also offers 1st-3rd degree training, 2nd and 3rd degree training within the coven structure, our 1st degree is not based in Qabalah, it is strictly Wiccan.
Our next 1st degree course will begin in late fall 2016.
In Light and shadow, Blessed Be.
Contact: Wellyssa Spellsong, HPS COLS
Facebook: Wellyssa Spellsong
Mountain Ancestors Grove, ADF
Modern, Pan-Indo-European Polytheism/Druidry
Contact: Rev. William Ashton or Rev. Missy Burchfield
E-mail: William@MountainAncestors.org or Missy@MountainAncestors.org
Rite of Her Sacred Fires
The Rite of Her Sacred Fires is an annual international ritual celebrating the goddess Hekate. It is open to everyone, and can be performed individually or as a group. 2016 will be the first time a group celebration of the Rite has been held in Denver, and we'd love for you to join us!
Contact: Sarah Burns
Website: http://hekatecovenant.com/rite-of-her-sacred-fires/ (for general information)
Shamanic practices trace back to all continents, cultures and times - current estimates of shamanism as humankind’s earliest spiritual practice range as far back as 100,000 years. Small wonder that so many of us feel called to explore this path! My name is Renna Shesso, and my own practice and training are centered in “core shamanism” (the most basic shamanic journeying approaches that are found throughout the world, rather than drawn from any specific culture), with overlaps into my long-time work in the Craft. This is the perspective from which I work and teach. I offer workshops ranging from beginning through advanced, and I also work in the shamanic modes of healing. Stop by or contact me - I’d be happy to share more about this amazing path.
Contact: Renna Shesso
The Covenant of Kernunnos
We are a group which encourages development of diverse individual paths as well as the ability to come together for worship and work as a group. We work with people of all skill levels in a healthy family-like structure. We have been a working group for 23 years.
Contact: Lady Rhiannon
Facebook: Covenant of Kernunnos Tradition
Temple of Thoth Amen-Ra, Order of the Golden Dawn
We are a group of Golden Dawn magicians in the Denver, Colorado area who have gathered to work the Golden Dawn System of Magic. Our members come from all over the nearby area, and are devoted to practicing the system as it has developed over the past 100 years. The primary focus of our Temple is the Great Work, initiations, teaching and more. Our Temple welcomes all potential members who are interested in working, not armchair magicians.
We, the members of the Order of the Golden Dawn in the Outer, hope that our website helps those true seekers after light who may be seeking a full initiating Temple. We have members in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Virginia and a new Sanctuary in Utah.
If you seek the Light of the Hidden Wisdom; if you are sincere and wish to learn the traditional Golden Dawn System of Magic; if you seek friendship and service with others in the Denver area, then our Temple may be for you. Please take a look around and may the Light of the Universe guide you on your path.
Contact: Sean Carey
Secondary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dóiteán agus Uisce (Flame and Well) Druidic Circle, an OBOD seed group
We are a Denver based pagan group, who meets to celebrate the turning of the year and to study Druidry.
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 our modern Druidry is the power of an ancient tradition: the love of Land, Sea and Sky - the love of the Earth our home.
Contact: Kevin Fury
Alexandria in Egypt was the first city founded by Alexander the Great. Under his Successors the Ptolemies it became the intellectual capital of the ancient world. Alexandria was home to Greeks, Makedonians, Egyptians, Jews, Syrians, Persians, Romans, Africans, and even people from as far away as India and Gaul. It was a truly sophisticated, cosmopolitan and multicultural society, whose vision has helped to shape the modern world. For us, Alexandria never fell. We are a group for all who are inspired by the Greco-Egyptian culture and who seek a revival of the worship of the Gods of Greece, Egypt, and Rome
Our publishing arm, Bibliotheca Alexandrinia, promotes the revival of polytheistic religions through a series of books dedicated to the Gods of Greece, Egypt, and the surrounding region. Each volume contains essays, poetry, devotional material, original artwork, short fiction, and other works focused on a particular divinity or group of divinities. These anthologies are a collaborative effort drawing on the combined resources of the different elements within the modern Hellenic and Kemetic polytheist communities, and the larger Pagan community, in the hope that we can come together to praise our Gods and share our diverse understandings, experiences and approaches to the divine. All of the proceeds for these books go to producing further volumes or to charitable causes in the name of the Gods.
Contacts: Editor-in-Charge, Rebecca Bucchanan and Secretary/Moderator, Aj Melia Brokaw
E-mail: Rebecca, email@example.com; Melia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Frigga's Wisdom Hearth/Norse Heathen/Reconstructionist
At Frigga's Wisdom Hearth we strive to be welcoming and inclusive to all Heathens.
We are supportive of the LGBT+ community and individuals who fit into that spectrum. We are also alcohol-free to support sober Heathens who choose not to drink due to personal reasons or addiction histories. FWH also supports those struggling with mental health issues and strives to be a welcoming and supportive space for such individuals. Racism or discrimination against someone because of their race or heritage is not something we tolerate.
Mission statement: We strive to provide a safe and welcoming home to all who are Heathens, regardless of race, ancestry, gender identity/expression, sex, or sexuality, mental health status, and to advance acceptance of not only ourselves but the pagan community at large.
Contact: Brad and Justice Hardman
Earth Temple is an open, eclectic Wiccan ritual circle. We exist to provide a safe environment for people to worship the Old Gods and gain more knowledge and experience with the Wiccan path of spirituality. We have a steering committee that guides the circle’s activities by securing ritual sites, setting ritual dates, and requesting the time and effort of some of our community’s most experienced Priest/esses to present rituals. We gather once a month or so around the time of the New Moon.
Chris Merrell, Dara Tallmadge, and Michelle Bowman form the Earth Temple steering committee.
Per Akhet Kemetic Temple (Egyptian Recon)
Since 2007, Per Akhet has been providing magical instruction and spiritual support for those seeking to discover the Egyptian Mysteries. Our name means "House of the Brilliant Horizon", and represents the illumination of the Netjeru (Egyptian Gods) that we seek to bring into the world. We celebrate monthly rituals based on the ancient festival calendar, which follows the cycles of the sun, moon and stars. Through living in harmony with the cosmic forces, we strive to live in balance with all of nature and with our fellow human beings.
*Ladybug Coven****Celtic Eclectic *
We are a small teaching coven specializing in helping unaffilliated students "fill in the gaps" in their previous studies. We are also a service coven with fifteen years experience in Correctional Ministry.
Bera Ættin Kindred
Norse Heathen kindred out of Aurora CO. We celebrate the old Gods and Goddesses and seasons. We are family oriented and family strong. Bera Ættin started in 2014 by our Gothi Bear and has had a very successful time since our start.
Contact: Bear, Gothi
Temple of Witchcraft Tradition
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-worldy 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.
Contact: Emily Jones
The Avalon Path
We follow the outlines of Druidism, but it is focused upon Avalon and the various time periods of Avalon.
Crux Ansata Oasis
Crux Ansata Oasis is the local body or chapter of the Ordo Templi Orientis or OTO. The OTO is an international initiatory order of men and women seeking to improve themselves and fulfill their True Will or purpose in life. The focus of the order is placed on the fraternity of Brothers and Sisters whom are given the tools, training, and guidance to improve and truly come to know and master themselves while assisting each other in their work.
Contact: the Secretary
Chokecherry Grove, ADF
Chokecherry Grove is a local chapter of ADF: Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc., an international nonprofit Neopagan religious organization. Chokecherry holds open public religious rituals in Denver, Colorado eight times a year, is are dedicated to practicing Pan-Indo-European religion with local roots.
Contact: G. R. Grove (Senior Druid)
Raven's Wolf Kindred -- Norse Heathen / Asatru / Tribalism
We are a Norse Heathen kindred out of Denver Colorado. We honor the Gods of The North, Scandinavia, and Germania.
Contact: Sin Odinson
Shadoways Fellowship Circle
Locatedin S.E. Denver, Shadoways is a Wiccan Coven that explores the hidden byways of Progressive neo-Pagan Witchcraft. We are dedicated to promoting Pagan Community outreach (via the Denver Pagans MeetUp and associated events), facilitating Priest/ess Path training, and offering periodic experiential seminars in the Dark Goddess Mysteries.
Contact: Gwynalda Shadowalker
Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery
Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery, located in Morrison, is a Zen Buddhist Monastery affiliated with Thich Nhat Hahn.
Contact: Jill Lowy
Colorado Pagan Elders
We are here to pass information gathered from our own learning, experiences, and observations; to pass on what what was handed down to us that it might not be lost. We are a diverse group of Elders who have lived long, and seen the good, bad, evil and beauty life has offered.
Contact: Tariah Moondragon
Living Earth's first priority is to offer worship services that are welcoming and accessible to all, such that anyone regardless of whether they are new or an established member our community can participate, connect with the Earth, with the Divine, and with each other. The core of our regular religious services are the free and open rituals on Sabbats, Full Moon Esbats, and New Moon Esbats.
Contact: Joy Burton
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.
Contact: Paulie Rainbow
Orpheus Pagan Chamber Choir
Contact: David Carpenter
Coven of the Golden Condors, Sacred Order of Black Forest
The Black Forest Family offers one of the most comprehensive clergy training programs within the Pagan community. Ours is a teaching tradition.
In the Craft, all groups have rules whether they are assumed or set forth in printed format.
The Black Forest Family is not eclectic Wicca, it is a specific study of one form of Euro-Wiccan ritual, religious, and magickal practice. As a dedicant in the Black Forest Family, you must follow the prepared Black Forest lessons, as others have before you. You may certainly study other topics on your own, including attending classes at bookstores or seminars.
There are 13 lessons which will prepare you as a person to become ordained Wiccan clergy. Each person is different; however, 3-5 years is the norm for completing the course of study earning Three Degrees.
In order to assess whether Black Forest is a good fit for you and for us, we require an Application with a fee, at least one interview, attendance at open events and a discussion of your goals prior to dedication.
Contact: Lady Nightshade or Lady Rowena
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrysalis Circle is a Wiccan (Eclectic Tradition) studies and teaching group.
Contact: Gary van Houten
Jefferson Unitarian Church CUUPS (Covenant of UU Pagans) does not embrace any exclusive path or one specific Tradition. We are a chapter that is part of a larger North American movement dedicated to educating people about Pagan beliefs and practices. The Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes Pagan paths as a legitimate expression of spirituality and a path toward religious truth. This association validates individual pursuit of personal faith while offering the benefits and resources of church affiliation.
Contact: Angela Priest
Schedule of Presentations
Mountain Ancestors Grove
Integrated Spiritual Practices Tradition
The Denver Celtic Women's Circle
Temple of Thoth Amen-Ra
The Avalon Path
Crux Ansata Oasis
Rite of Her Sacred Fires
Raven's Wolf Kindred
Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery
Temple of Witchcraft Tradition
Per Akhet Kemetic Temple
Denver Witches' Ball
Oakwood Crescent Coven