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.

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

 

TradShare 2016

TRADSHARE

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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

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