Columbia-Willamette Pagan Pride Day

Columbia Willamette Valley Pagan Pride Day
Sunday, September 15th, 2019
The Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, Oregon 97202

Join us to celebrate Pagan Pride!

This is an all-ages event, free to attend, and ADA accessible! We will gladly accept non-perishable food or toiletry donations to Esther’s Pantry

We are so excited to announce that this year’s Pagan Pride ritualist will be Annwyn Avalon local author of “Water Witchcraft. Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition.” Mark your calendars!!

Workshop and Ritual Schedule

12 Portals of the Soul with Aurinia (aka Lena Lane)
10:00 a.m.

This workshop will focus on a Celtic daily practice/meditation that you can easily incorporate into your life for healing and spiritual growth. I blend 2 practices that are based on ancient manuscripts, one being attributed to the Tuatha de Danann god of healing, Dian Cecht, the other to a 7th century poet. No need for mats or yoga pants… this is a standing meditative practice. Come heal.

The Goddess Brigid with Courtney Weber
10:00 a.m.

The Goddess Brigid seems everywhere in Paganism…but who is she? This class reveals the mysterious history and delicate mythology of the popular Celtic Goddess of home, motherhood, creation, warfare, and healing and Her incarnation as a Christian saint. Join us for discussion, stories, meditation, and exploration of how to invite this Goddess to join your personal practice. 

Ancestor Worship: A Discussion with Remy Ilmatar-Hayden
11:00 a.m.

What is Ancestor Worship? And how does it apply to your magickal practice? Why you should be worshiping, making offering and petitioning your ancestors. Many cultures around the world have entire religious and spiritual structures solely based on the worship of ancestors. There are several magickal traditions and spiritual practices which incorporate ancestral worship as part of the practice; Vodou, Santeria and Hoodoo to name a few. Join us for a group discussion as we explore the role and importance of adding and keeping ancestral worship in your practice, and not just on Halloween. We’ll discuss experiences from the group as well as ways to incorporate the honoring, offering and the petitioning of your ancestors to expand your personal magickal practice.

Celtic Water Magic with Annwyn Avalon
11:00 a.m.

The element of water is diverse and holds within it a variety of spirits, practices and magic. We will discuss working with the variety of different bodies of waters such as the ocean, lakes, rivers, and the spirits that tend to dwell in these places. We will also talk about the science behind water magic, and how the Ancient Celts and their decedents practiced water based rituals and spells. We will dive deep into the well and look at what these practices can mean for the modern magical practitioner. We will talk about how to work with water in your own practice through sacred bathing, folk practices, and working with items the water gives to us such as shells, driftwood, sea glass, stones and bones. Finally, we will discuss how to work with local water spirits to honor them and help heal the land.

That Witch Life with Kanani Soleil, Hilary Whitmore, and Courtney Weber
12:00 p.m.

The popular Witchcraft podcast is doing a live recording at Pagan Pride Day! Join us for a discussion about the Magick of the Fall Equinox hosted by Kanani Soleil, with co-hosts Hilary Whitmore and Courtney Weber.  Topics will include easy and powerful ways to make Magick at this time of year, how to involve children, Elders, and/or non-Magickal spouses in the rites…and Dairy Queen.

Tap into Healing: Mini Meditations to Ground, Center, and Elevate with Millie DeMaude
1:00 p.m. 

Take a mindful moment and stop by this workshop to sample a series of 5 mini meditations that can help you create healing, magick and change on multiple levels of your life. This workshop will sample breathing techniques, imagery and fun exercises to keep connecting to the spirit as it works within our physical bodies to create change and healing in ourselves, so we can change the world.  Whether you are the Dalai Lama or a muggle, everyone will enjoy new and creative ways to integrate a daily practice of mind, body, spirit unity with easy, mindful, and loving breathing exercises.

The Importance of a Daily Practice with Brian Hoover
1:00 p.m.

This class will discuss the need for a daily practice in the craft in regards to our Magickal and personal development with recommendations and examples of some practices currently used by current practitioners.  We’ll also discuss ways to manage time and energy to effectively incorporate one of the most fundamental and crucial aspects of being in connection with our greater work. It doesn’t matter if you’re Wiccan, Solitary, Druid, Asatru, etc., everyone should have some kind of daily practice to be effective in the work we do.  We hope you’ll join us for some engaging and hopefully enjoyable discussion! Blessed be!

Eisteddfod with Grove of the Eternal Madrone
2:00-4:00 p.m.

An Eisteddfod is a competition of the Bardic Arts. Please bring an original poem, story, song or other work of art with a Druidic or Pagan focus to the Esteddfod. This year there will be no advance submission necessary. All are invited to participate. Participants will be judged on contect and performance by our audience. All comers will have the hcance to win the honor of the title of Chief Bard and awarded the High Chair. If you wish, you may submit your contribution in advance or contact us with questions at

Harvest Ritual
4:00 p.m.
Led by Annwyn Avalon

Paganism is defined broadly as earth-based and/or polytheistic faiths. Whether you’re new or seasoned to Paganism, or simply curious, you are invited for a day of celebrating our community.

Pagan Pride activities will include:

Workshops on Magick and Pagan Living
A Kids’ Corner
Harvest Ritual
Vending by local stores and artists
A 50/50 Raffle

Discounted ride tickets for Oaks Amusement Park will be available for purchase.

Updates will be posted on our Facebook page, and on witchvox.

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