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It’s Coming November 11th, 2017!
The 2017 Kern County Pagan Festival
A day of fun, education, entertainment, and enlightenment. The gathering will include a Morning Opening and Evening Closing Ritual, Lectures, Speakers, and Vendors. Fun for the whole family while we bridge the gap between traditions.

When: November 11th, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Where:
Enchanted Cottage
30 H Street
Bakersfield California

You Don’t Want To Miss This Historical Event!
GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY! ONLY 200 WILL BE SOLD!
Early Bird Tickets – $65.00 each
August 1st 2017 to October 31st 2017
Regular Admission – $75.00
November 1st, 2017 to November 11th, 2017

2017 Kern County Pagan Festival Schedule

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Opening Ceremony – Veterans Day Military Pagan Blessing

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Selena Fox – Pentacle Power & Wiccan Ways

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Ellen Dugan – Practical Protection Magick

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Oberon Zell – 50 Years of Neo-Paganism: How Are we Doing?

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Griffin Ced – Traditional British Witchcraft

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Andrea Nehesi – Pagan Goddess Dance/Featuring Al Wadi

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lauren Presel – Country Pop Artist

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Selena Fox – House Blessing Magic

5:15 pm – 6:00pm
Oberon Zell – Awakening Into Quantum Consciousness

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Ellen Dugan – The Natural Psychic & PSI Abilities: What Are Yours?

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Closing Ceremony – Circle of Healing & Celebration

Rising Star Lauren Persel Appearing at the
2017 Kern County Pagan Festival

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Griffin Ced

Griffin will be doing one lecture
Intro to British Traditional Witchcraft

I invite all those interested in another non Wiccan based view of “The Olde Arte”, to join me for a presentation on Witchcraft, Magic and most of all, Heresy!

This Presentation is an overview introduction into the concepts, lore and practices of modern day Traditional Craft. Though elements of history and forms of Trad Craft will be touched on, this class will focus more specifically on a form of craft I call Heretical Witchcraft, which is naturally accessible to many seekers. Drawn directly from the Well of Witchdom, this style of Witchcraft awakens a rich and diverse legacy that can be grasped and worked with naturally either as a solitary practitioner or with a group of kindred souls.

Traditional Craft, the Old Ways or as some call it, the Elder Faith, as presented in this class, is seen as a Practice which can be worked within any cosmology, religion or philosophy. And as such it has endured the changing of the tides and courts of man, practiced in a myriad of ways, beneath the cover of countless religions.

Though there may be some fresh insight into Wiccan practices, this class deals with a very different approach than that of The Wicca. Hopefully folks of all levels of experience will find some fresh insight through this presentation, together with gobs of irreverence, mayhem and cackling laughter to be sure.

Are you curious for a dip into some mischief?

About Griffin Ced

Griffin Ced is the Virtue holder and Witch Father for the Ced Tradition and family line. Together with Rita Morgan, the Dame and Mother of the Line, they have lead the Line and Tradition in the USA for the past 20 years. Hailing from Britain, Griffin comes from a mix of Hertfordshire Village folk, Romany Gypsy, Essex and London breeding. The Witchblood was passed onto him across the veil from his Great-Grandmother, who having decided it was time to move on, drowned herself in a bucket a year before his birth. He was raised with Spiritualism and good old fashioned British Craft, into which he was initiated in Essex back in 1975. Escaping the soggy isles for the snowy climbs of Norway, a quick tour of Africa and many other strange lands, he finally fell in love with California, making LA his home for the past 24 years! Griffin has been teaching and leading public rituals for the past two decades and is committed to Community-building today at The Green Man store in North Hollywood. Griffin is the Manager of The Green Man, helping to create the magical experience people have come to love with the store. At the Green Man, in addition to Pagan Products, Griffin and his associates offer public rituals and many diverse craft-related classes on a weekly basis.

Ellen Dugan

Ellen will be doing two lectures
Practical Protection Magick

Award winning author Ellen Dugan is teaching her very popular workshop on Protection Magick at the Enchanted Cottage. Based on Ellen’s popular book, Practical Protection Magick, this class will answer your questions about self-defense magick. Ellen will explain your psychic strengths and weaknesses, describe how to diagnose a magickal problem, and discuss the difference between a hex and a crossed condition.

This class has been popular across both Canada and the United States and Ellen is delighted to offer it for the first time in California.

This lecture is no nonsense and straight up. If you are ready to roll your sleeves up and get to work then this is the class for you! Ellen will also explore real-life psychic self-defense, and give practical advice on dealing with emotional and uninvited psychic vampires. Several techniques of protective spell-work will be discussed, and you will also discover what the phrase “Magick follows the least path of resistance”, truly means. Ages 18 and up.

The Natural Psychic & Psi Abilities – What Are Yours?

We all have psychic abilities of some kind. The trick is to be able to figure out what particular talents you are bringing to the table. Ellen Dugan author of: The Natural Psychic, will quickly help you figure out where your talents lie. In this lecture Ellen explains the difference between psychic experience and psychic abilities. As a psychic-clairvoyant, she will also give you some practical and real-life tips for working with these abilities and dealing with the day-to-day challenges that psychics face (such as psychic burnout or the dreaded “psychic hangover”).

You will get a chance to discover The Three P’s: Premonition, Precognition and Postcognition. As well as learn the truth about the Five C’s: Claircognizance, Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Clairsentience and Clairtangence. The perennial popular topic of mediumship vs. Psychic Sensitive will be covered too. This will be a thought provoking class. Leave your preconceptions at the door and get ready to learn something new about yourself. Ages 18 and up.

Ellen Dugan will be doing 15 minute readings during the festival. Readings are $30.00 for 15 minutes.
UPDATE: All time slots for readings with Ellen Dugan are sold out.

Ellen will also be available for a Book Signing. Enchanted Cottage will have many of her books available for purchase.

Rev. Selena Fox

Rev Selena Fox will be doing two Lectures
Pentacle Power & Wiccan Ways

Connect with the magic and history of the encircled five pointed star. Learn some Wiccan ways of working with it as a symbol, amulet, and ceremonial tool for spiritual development, healing, protection, meditation, and empowerment.

Home Blessing Magic

Explore some ways of working with herbs, charms, and rites for spiritually cleansing, protecting, and blessing your home. Learn how to create and use a Witch bottle for home protection. Consider a variety of occasions for home blessing magic including household changes, moving, renovation, healing, and celebrations.

About Selene Fox

Selena Fox is a Pagan priestess, author, podcaster, teacher, psychotherapist, and spiritual healer. Also known as Rev. Selena Fox, Selena is senior minister and high priestess of Circle Sanctuary which has been serving Pagans of many paths worldwide with publications, events, networking, civil rights activism, and other services since 1974.

A lifelong environmentalist, Selena is founder of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve located in southwestern Wisconsin, which includes Circle Cemetery, a national Pagan burying ground that is among the first Green cemeteries in the nation. Selena has a MS in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and does telephone consultations, readings, and counseling with clients across North America.

Selena’s writings, rituals, chants, and photographs are published on-line and in-print. Selena hosts the weekly podcast, Nature Folk, and travels across the USA and elsewhere presenting workshops and rituals. She is founder of the Circle Craft tradition which blends together ancient and contemporary Pagan folkways, multicultural Shamanism, and Nature mysticism.

Oberon Zell

Oberon will be doing two lectures
50 Years of Neo-Paganism: How Are We Doing?

The Modern Pagan community can be dated from various germinal events in the mid-20th century, such as the publication of Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today in 1954, which resulted in the first generation of self-identified modern Witches. However, Gardner’s Wiccans never thought of themselves as Pagans. Beginning with a first water-sharing on April 7th, 1962, the Church of All Worlds announced its presence to the World on September 7th, 1967, becoming the first modern church to claim “Pagan” as its religious identity.

CAW inspired other early groups to adopt the designation as well, and thus a movement of “Green Religion” was launched, embracing Nature worship, polytheism, femenism, Goddesses, Priestesses, the Gaea Thesis, the Wheel of the Year, sexual diversity, sacred sexuality, polyamory, and many other elements rejected by mainstream religions. Foundations were laid, precepts were established, and a legacy was created. Now, 50 years later, with millions of adherents worldwide, let’s consider how far modern pagans have come, how we’re doing, and where we expect to go.

Awakening into Quantum Consciousness

The Gaea Thesis asserts that our planetary biosphere is a single vast living organism, known to all peoples as Mother Earth. Such a complex organism must also possess a concomitant global consciousness, which many feel is on the verge of Awakening. But is Gaea really the greatest level of consciousness beyond our own? Is it possible that the entire solar system is alive? How about the galaxy? The Universe? Like Russian nesting dolls, how many levels of consciousness are there? The latest developments in quantum theory suggest that nothing above the level of the primordial quantum field has any physical reality at all. Rather, biocentrism and simulation theory propose that the world of our experience is an emergent and evolving simulation. much like 2nd Life, or the Matrix, in which we temporarily inhabit very realistic avatars. Only consciousness itself is truly real and eternal. Let’s talk about the implications…

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