The Tip

One of Theo’s favourite shopping spots is a place he calls “the Tip”. I’m pretty sure that’s not actually the name of this fine little junk shop. Just to give you an idea of how much Theo loves this place, I’ve been here in Australia less than a week and we’ve been to the Tip three times. Theo is very crafty. He’ll find some sad-looking, vintage chair or table and restore to its original glory.…

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Monday Morning at PantheaCon

There is programming at PantheaCon on Monday morning. I considered a few workshops, but opted instead to sleep in, have breakfast in my room, and take my time to pack. It was a good plan. Last night’s wonderful Kali puja was the perfect way to wrap up the PantheaCon programming. Hotel check-out is at noon, but the kind folks at the Umbanda House let me hang out in their suite and eat their food, which…

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Sunday at PantheaCon

Sunday at PantheaCon. I decided to sleep in this morning, which means I woke up at 9 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. I skipped the morning events and overpriced breakfast buffet and opted instead for an overpriced bagel and coffee in my room. Later, I went to the Golden Dawn Prosperity Ritual. It was formal, interesting, and familiar, but it’s the kind of ritual that satisfies me intellectually, not emotionally. I need more juice. I…

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Saturday at PantheaCon

Today was another great day at PantheaCon. I woke up early and attended the Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism Panel. It was a fine discussion with a panel of intelligent black women that I have great respect for including Crystal Blanton and Uzuri Amini. It was not as diverse as I would have liked. There were no men, Latinos, Asians, or Native Americans represented. Nevertheless it’s an excellent start as this is a…

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Friday at PantheaCon

The problem with PantheaCon is that there are so many interesting and wonderful workshops and events going on at the same time, it’s difficult to decide what to do. After a relaxing morning and an overpriced lunch, I went to my first workshop, Triple Goddess Magic: Inner Guidance Quest with Selena Fox. It was a meditative ritual about connecting with the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as well as the wholeness of the Triple Goddess. It…

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