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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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PPD 2017 Vendors

Pagan Pride Day 2017 – Confirmed Vendors

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A Dose of Dahlias
Handcrafted items made with magical intent. Altar and home decor. Custom candles and soaps for the craft.

Author P. B. Owl 
I am the author of 5 books of interest to Pagans or Wiccans, my most recent one was published June 2017.  I sell my own books and other books of interest to the Pagan community at a variety of price points (and have done so for 20 years).  I also feature a small number of jewelry items and/or altar pieces such as candlesticks.

Bewitchen Kitchen, Herbs, and Crafts
We offer a variety of dried herbs, mint starter plants, and various other crafty items. Crafts offered depend on the inspiration of the muses! Currently have a selection of t-shirt bags. Other items may appear as the mood strikes!

Candle and Bath Works
We make everything from shower gel, lotions, and soap bars to candles, seasonal wreaths, scarves, and jewelry.
Everything is made from the heart and with a smile.

Chaotic Beauty
Handmade gifts of polymer clay, wood burning and needlework.

Dawn’s Creations       
I hand make soy candles and car scents. I carry many fragrances such as fruity pebbles, as well as natural scents, floral and more.

Dragon’s Cache
A selection of paintings, some on canvas, canvas board, wooden plaques and boxes, including a series of “elemental dragon” pieces.

Elements of Earth       
Elements of Earth has various items such as healing oils, water sprays, lotions, alter doilies and much more. Many of my items are custom ordered, so if there is something you would like but don’t see, then please contact me by visiting my website at elementsofearth.us. The website may be new but the insight for its products is not. Come on in and sit a spell. Namaste’

FROG JUICE INC        
One of a kind leather pieces: utility belts/ holsters/festival tails made with vintage fur; handmade wooden runes kits; natural tick repellent oil; organic ceremonial herbal smoking blend; and (possibly, approval pending) Jun: a raw honey based type of kombucha that is brewed with the phases of moon, astrologically correlated, and accompanied by a tarot reading.

India Trunk Sale
New age design ladies clothes and accessories, home decor, and handicraft from India.

Inherent Expressions
Inherent Expressions embodies the artistic soul in its purest form, from Steampunk to Landscapes.  Alexandria has formed an offshoot of JK Whims, following in her mom and Aunt Jen’s footsteps in expressing her innermost artistic self.  Paintings are the primary form of expression; however, other forms such as potions bottles occasionally find their way into existence.

JK Whims     
JK Whims is a joint venture of two sisters, Jennifer and Kim. We do a little of everything and there is no telling what you might find at our table. Currently we do have doTERRA essential oils available along with assorted other items.

Lazuli Leather   
Lazuli Leather returns to offer pagan-centric adornments such as bracelets, cuffs, and collars. Accessories include pouches, key fobs, mug straps and armor. Custom work on the spot ensures that you’ll find what you’re looking for!

Moon Cat Crafts          
Moon Cat Crafts provides a wide range of items from bath bombs, to hand carved wands, to unique jewelry and more.

Otherworld Apothecary
We are traditional witches and cunningmen who create and sell the magical tools we use in our own work. We blend high quality incense, oils, potions and powders for use in spell work and ritual from natural ingredients and traditional recipes. We also provide uncommon botanicals and a selection of magical tools necessary for herbcraft and magic.

S.K.O.’s Bits & Bobs      
Our shop and wares cater to all walks of faith.  We are respectful to all and try to help them find what they need, including artifacts, dream catchers and herbs.

Smoky Mountain Beads & Crystals
Books, candles, crystals, jewelry, smudges and tapestries.

This Crones Cottage   
Brooms

Too Old Crows  
Too Old Crows offers a selection of wood burned Altar tiles, and decorative items with a Pagan theme. I try to do a wide selection which might include animals, Celtic knot work, dragons, pentacles, Goddesses and Gods.


For more information, please visit our Pagan Pride Day 2017 page.

PPD 2017 Workshops & Presentations

Pagan Pride Day 2017
Presentations and Workshops

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Conference Room (indoors)


12:00 pm:  Who are the Ancestors  Otherworld Apothecary

1:00 pm:  Folk Magic History  Jack Montgomery

2:15 pm:  Ancestral Offerings  Strata

3:15 pm:  Ancestral Altars:  Front Porch Conjure/Tara O’Donniley
Front Porch Conjure will be doing a workshop about the importance of working with the ancestors and how to begin working with them. This will include how to build and maintain your altar, prayers and how this can change your life.

4:15 pm:  Ancestral Rituals Lady Mary
Group Construction of a Family Equinox Ritual to Honor the Ancestors: we’ll make apple candleholders and wreaths to place on the graves or grave representations if you cannot travel to your ancestors graves and we’ll construct a ritual meal that is picnic transportable. We’ll discuss stories and also make a memory feather to always have as a portable symbol of our ancestors.

In place of a cancellation, the following session will be offered:
Ancestral worship and kids – Easy ways to honor your ancestors with the children in your life: Johanna Miller

Outdoor Tent


Kristina

 

‘Southern Yoga’ with Kristina!
Check for times upon arrival

 

 


For more information, visit our Pagan Pride Day 2017 Page.

PPD 2017 Special Guest – Jack G. Montgomery

Pagan Pride Day 2017
Special Guest

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Jack G. Montgomery


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Jack G. Montgomery

Jack G. Montgomery, originally from South Carolina is a Professor and Collection Services Coordinator, at Western Kentucky University Libraries.   He earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and an MLS at the University of Maryland–College Park in 1987.  Since 1987, Jack has worked as a law librarian in Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and an academic librarian in Kentucky.

Jack has been a professional speaker since 1989 and conducts professional seminars on conflict and change management as well as Emotional Intelligence to library groups nationwide.

In addition, Jack has studied world religions academically and personally since the early 1970s and is an amateur folklorist.  His book, American Shamans: Journeys with Traditional Healers, was published in 2008 by BUSCA Press.  The book has sold well in the U.S., U.K., and Europe and as far away as Japan and South Africa.  Jack regularly gives workshops at various festivals and gatherings about traditional healers and the various aspects of American folk magic.

Jack has been a professional musician since 1969 and has released four CDs of his original and his arrangements traditional folk music.  His four CDs, Onward to Avalon, Everywhere I Look, Tradition with a Twist and Watersprite have enjoyed commercial success in the US and abroad, and he plays regularly at festivals and coffeehouses in the Southeast with his band Watersprite.


For more information, visit our Pagan Pride Day 2017 Page.

Dessert & Divination 2017

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Dessert & Divination

Saturday, February 11th
7:00-10:00 pm

Admission: $10 (includes reading, choice of dessert and drink)

A fundraiser for Pagan Pride Day 2017


This is our annual Desert and Divination! Come out and taste the delectable delights that are donated by the community and see if you can get a glimpse into your future with your favorite diviners! Tickets are $10 at the door. Your ticket will grant you a 10 minute reading and a dessert and MUST be presented to obtain. For $1 more, you may have your choice or another dessert or 5 extra minutes of a reading.

Facebook Event Page


Location
Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
616 Fretz Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37934

 

Roadside Cleanup – May 14th

It is time to show some pride in who we are and some respect for Mother Earth!

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This is our semi-annual roadside cleanup and you could win a free trip to the movies! Come help support Mother Nature!!! With a good crowd it can take an hour to do the cleanup, so bring friends!! Two lucky individuals will receive a free pass to Regal Cinemas!

Those with time after, we may have lunch somewhere on completion. We now park and meet at the Asia Cafe Parking Lot off of Callahan and Central Avenue Pike (across Callahan from the Weigles.) (Zwergin and/or Dierdrey will be there to organize the group, distribute supplies, and go over the details.)

Arrival should be by 8:30am. Everyone will be briefed and outfitted with supplies and ready to start the pickup about 9:00am.

With a good turnout, we may also have a vehicle driving the route to place people at both ends and should people need to step out part way or need more supplies.

Garbage bags, gloves and vests are provided… Gloves and Vests are “one size fits most”

So please help us help Mother Nature and hang out with friends at the same time.

Many Blessings!

Asia Cafe map link:  https://goo.gl/maps/BE6c944ZXZ42

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/239340196429649/

TradShare 2016

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March 19th | 11am – 7pm

  • Group Tables
  • Workshops & Presentations
  • Open Ritual
  • Dinner
  • & More!

Free Event – All Are Welcome!

Location:
Westside Unitartian Universality Church
616 Fretz Rd. | Knoxville, Tn 37934


WORKSHOPS

 Room 1  Room 2
12:00 PM  Nina Lee Braden: Tarot and Ritual  Star Gazer
1:00 PM  Julia Stearns-Smith: The Starry Crown  Johanna: Powders
2:00 PM                                                     Announcements and Raffle
3:00 PM  Steve King: Incense  Wynne Thomas Carluk: Four Functions of Tarot (pt.1)
4:00 PM  Matt Flowers  Wynne Thomas Carluk: Four Functions of Tarot (pt.2)

Nina Lee Braden: Tarot and Ritual: Experienced in both ritual and Tarot, Nina Lee Braden (Luci) will share some tips on invigorating rituals with the use of Tarot. A hands-on exercise will be included.

Julia Stearns-Smith: The Starry Crown: The Starry Crown, which is a tool in personal sovereignty work. Personal sovereignty is essential in everything from witchcraft to running a Fortune 500 company. This tool can be used to harness personal power and develop ones purpose in this life.

Johanna: Casting Powders: Using powders in magic

Wynne Thomas Carluk: Four Functions of Tarot: Of the four functions of the Sacred Tarot, only two of them are Divinatory and the other two are Sciences as credible and valid as Algebra, and when those other two functions of the tarot are realized and understood, the accuracy of the Divinatory function of Tarot becomes 100% one hundred percent of the time.


Sponsored by: Pagan Pride of East Tennessee

Pagan Day Out – Lunch and Krampus

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Lunch and a Matinee – West Town Mall!

– Noon for lunch in the food court
– 1:30 Matinee to see Krampus

You could win a free movie pass!
2 People who sign up will be randomly selected during lunch for a free movie pass!!!
(must be present)

We will be going the weekend after the movie opens to avoid some of the crowds and conflict with events planned the weekend before.

RSVP at the Meetup below!

Lunch & Krampus – A Pagan Day Out!

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015, 12:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Proud Pagans & Friends Attending

Lunch and matinee – West Town Mall! – Noon for lunch in the food court – 1:30 Matinee to see Krampus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6cVyoMH4QE**You could win a free movie pass!** 2 People who sign up will be randomly selected during lunch for a free movie pass!!! (must be present)We will be going the weekend after the movie opens to avoid some…

Check out this Meetup →

May 9th – Roadside Cleanup

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Saturday May 9th, 8:30 am.

It is time to show some pride in who we are and some respect for Mother Earth!

This is our semi-annual road side cleanup! Come help support Mother Nature!!! With a good crowd it can take an hour to do the cleanup, so bring friends!!  Those with time after, we may have lunch somewhere on completion. We now park and meet at the Asia Cafe “Parking Lot” off of Callahan and Central Avenue Pike (across Callahan from the Weigles.) (Zwergin and/or Dierdrey will be there to organize the group, distribute supplies, and go over the details.) Arrival should be by 8:30am. Everyone will be briefed and outfitted with supplies and ready to start the pickup about 9:00am.

With a good turnout, we may also have a vehicle driving the route to place people at both ends and should people need to step out part way or need more supplies. Garbage bags, gloves and vests are provided… Gloves and Vests are “one size fits most.” So please help us help Mother Nature and hang out with friends at the same time.

Many Blessings!

~Zwergen

Drum Circle & Potluck

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Drumming, food, socializing! Potluck theme will be announced at the monthly
Meet & Greet at Mr. Gatti’s!

Don’t drum? Come dance!

Don’t dance? Come eat! (bring feast gear)

Don’t eat? Come socialize! (we’re worried about you not eating)

Don’t socialize? Then you’re really missing out!


The 3rd Saturday in May & July 2015
Westside Unitarian on Fretz Rd

Some scheduled events may replace a drum circle. If this is the case, it will be noted here and drumming will be included in the event if at all possible.
June 2015 will not have a Drum Circle due to the Craft Fair taking place earlier in the month.


For more information, please attend the monthly Meet & Greet
hosted by East Tennessee Wyrdoes!

TradShare 2015


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April 18, 2015  |  Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
Tradition Sharing – Informational Tables – Groups Seeking Members – Workshops – Community

Event time: 11am – 6pm
Drumming Social: 6pm

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» Download and print the TradShare Brochure!
   A PDF that includes schedule, table information, and room for notes. (get Adobe Reader)

If you are interested in presenting or having a table to represent your tradition or group at TradShare, please email us at: [email protected]


Participating Groups

  • Crossroads Coven
  • Crossroads of the Divine
  • Temple of Ma’at
  • The Eldritch
  • IDC (Deithean Trad)
  • Northwind
  • Sisters of the Moon / Black Hat Socidety of East Tn
  • All Spiritual Paths Sacred Wiccan Teaching Group
  • Sticks & Stones
  • Green Witch
  • Silver Sun Coven
  • Hexen Moon Coven
  • Earth’s Web

Children’s Workshops

Mandalas for Children of All Ages
The Great Kapok Tree Workshop

 

TradShare 2015 Schedule

TimeSanctuaryClassroom 1Classroom 2
10:30 amGroup Table Setup Begins------
11:00 amTradShare Begins - Welcome------
12:00 pmKitchen Opens------
1:00 pmGroup Tables'Heathenry'
host: Vanatru-Sjofn Bivee
Children's Workshop:
'The Great Kapok Tree'
host: Lady Mary E. Stafford
2:00 pmGroup Tables Astrology in Magic
host: Luci
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3:00 pmOpen Community Ritual
host: Thorne
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4:00 pmGroup Tables'Egyptian/Kemetic Path'
host: Rose Hawley
Children's Workshop:
'Mandalas for Children of All Ages'
host: Lady Mary E. Stafford
5:00 pmGroup TablesMeet & Greet
2015-2016 PPET Board Nominees
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6:00 pmTradshare Ends & Kitchen Closes

Evening Drum Circle Begins
(drinks will still be available)
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Planning Meetings

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Pagan Pride of East Tennessee hosts planning meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. These meetings are open and all are welcome.

Come tell us what you want to see happen in YOUR community! Help us shape this into a lasting and thriving community that supports its members!

When: 4th Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise posted)

Where: Osaka Grill and Sushi Buffet – Chapman Hwy, Knoxville

Time: 7pm-9pm

Questions? Email us! Directions available below!

Event Policies

Attention participants of PPET events

It is the policy of Westside Unitarian that no weapons are allowed on the property. This includes blades, swords, etc.  Alcohol is only permitted with special permission, which PPET has not obtained (and cannot obtain due to Pagan Pride International requirements). Westside also has clear rules about children being monitored by their parents at all times.

As such, all events hosted by Pagan Pride of East Tennessee must be alcohol-free and no weapons may be carried or vended at the location.

Parents are expected to supervise their children at all times. 

The same policies are also in effect for the Sevierville Civic Center where Pagan Pride Day will be held again this year on September 13th.

PPET asks that you please do no carry these prohibited items on your person or bring them in to any of our sponsored events. Doing so will require us to ask you to take the item back to your vehicle.

Parents – do not  leave your children unattended / unsupervised. Supervision does not include leaving younger children in the care of underage teenagers / siblings.

Those who choose not to respect these requests will be asked to leave.

These policies are not only to comply with the requirements of the venues at which we hold events, but also for the safety of everyone attending and working at these events.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

– Pagan Pride of East Tennessee Board

TradShare 2014

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COME — Our goal with the TradShare is to provide an opportunity for local people and groups who are interested in Paganism, Neopagan, Magickal, and spiritual experiences to meet and get to know each other.

LEARN — We want to create a safe place for everyone to experience each other – our diversity.

TEACH — There is no better way to teach than by example and involvement in our community.

JOIN — Whether it is joining a group or just becoming part of the greater community and experiencing our local groups.

SHARE — a little of yourself with all of us. . . .

Dr. Bruce MacLennan, Author of The Wisdom of Hypatia will be doing a workshop and book signing.

Sacred Fire Drums will be doing a workshop and leading a drumming at the end of the event.

Please pm Thorne if your group would be interested in having a table at the event and he will get back to you following the Spring Event Planning meeting in Jan.

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