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2017-2018 Nomination & Voting

Interested in becoming a member of the board or want to nominate someone for the board?

  • The form includes contact information for both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination.
  • Nominations will be accepted April 1st-22nd

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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!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

Pagan Pride Day 2018

Seeds of Change

September 29th
11am – 6pm

ADMISSION: Donation of a non-perishable food item
All donations benefit Second Harvest of East Tennessee

– This year’s theme is “Seeds of Change”
– Special Guest: coming soon!
– Open Rituals and Food Blessing will be held
– 15 to 20 vendors
– Several individuals will be donating time to conduct free readings and spiritual insight sessions for attendees. Sign up is required.
– Pagan Pride of East Tennessee will be hosting multiple ticket raffles for items.
– There will also be door prizes and apparel available for purchase, including SEED OF CHANGE t-shirts!.
– Food will be available for purchase through much of the day.
– The Sevierville Civic Center prohibits weapons and the consumption or sale of alcohol.
– Children must be attended by a legal parent or guardian at all times.
– Anyone causing a disruption, engaging in illicit or illegal activities, or verbally abusing others will be removed from the event.

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

PPET Monthly Meet & Greet

Come on out and meet the locals! We get together every month to do different things. This is a great way to meet the locals and find out what different events there are!

April: Protecting Your Financial House
May: Urban Totems & Deities
June: Totems Types & Meeting Them

Come out! Check us out!

Pagans in the Park – Beltane

May 6th: Pagans in the Park – Beltane Celebration and Cookout

Longstreet Pavilion – Founder’s Park at Campbell Station 
– Free hotdogs and hamburgers while they last!
– Side dish potluck
– Open ritual at 3pm

We will be gathering around noon and firing up the grill! PPET will offer free hotdogs and hamburgers through the afternoon. Please feel free to bring a potluck side to share!

The ritual will begin at 3pm and is being run by Steven. All are welcome to participate (the ritual is scripted) or you are welcome to just watch. Both ritual garb and street clothing is welcome.
Come celebrate the season with us and meet other pagans in the area!

Children and pets are welcome, but please remember that they are your responsibility and must be supervised at all times. 

PPET’s Pagans in the Park gatherings are open, public, gatherings hosted by Pagan Pride of Easth TN. These rituals are designed for solitary practitioners who wish to connect with others, individuals not associated with any specific group/path, or for those who are just curious or new to Paganism. The hope is to bring more visibility and understanding to the Pagan Community in general, while also allowing individuals to connect with one another spiritually.

 

 

 

Spring Roadside Cleanup

It is time again to show some pride in who we are and publicize our respect for Mother Earth! This is our semi-annual road side cleanup! We have our adopted road (see the meetup picture) we are responsible for care taking care of twice a year on Central Avenue Pike North. 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. There is a map link below.

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!

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PPET at Earthfest 2018

Pagan Pride of East Tennessee will be hosting a booth to represent our community at Earthfest 2018. We will be handing out information about PPET, local ecology, and plants that support the local bee populations. We will also have free seeds and seed bombs so you can grow your own local plants that help support bee colonies. Please stop by and see us!

What: Earthfest 2018

When: April 28th 10am-5pm

Where: Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

Roadside Cleanup – March 24th

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

Saturday, March 24th

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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 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/570389853302577/

Dessert & Divination 2018

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DESSERT & DIVINATION 2018 (new location)

Come join us for a nice of sweets, divination, and socializing! Admission includes your choice of a dessert and drink and a reading from one of our volunteers. Meet other pagans from the area while dining on some decadence and help support Pagan Pride of East Tn! We will be holding auctions, raffles, and door prizes throughout the night as well – so bring your lucky charm!

WHEN
February 10th, 2018  4-8pm

WHERE
Oakwood-Lincoln Park Clubhouse
916 Shamrock Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917

ADMISSION
Tickets are $10 and purchased at the door.
Admission includes your choice of a dessert and drink and a reading from one of our volunteers.

This is PPET’s ONLY ticketed event!
All proceeds from this fundraiser go to Pagan Pride Day 2018.  


#GivingTuesday

2017 Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

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.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.
Find out how you can help or click the button below to

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2017 Fall Roadside Cleanup

It is time again to show some pride in who we are and publicize our respect for Mother Earth! This is our semi-annual road side cleanup! We have our adopted road (see the meetup picture) we are responsible for care taking care of twice a year on Central Avenue Pike North. 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. There is a map link below.

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!

http://goo.gl/e5SNCc

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.

2017-2018 Board Voting

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Voting to fill the vacant slots for the upcoming PPET board is now open. Please select up to 6 individuals from the list below.

A * denotes a current board member that has been nominated to remain on the board. All positions not up for election this year will be vacant and refilled next year.

Please select the individuals you would like to see fill the 2017-2018 Pagan Pride of East Tennessee Planning Board vacancies (max 6)

  • Jacob Miller (17%, 9 Votes)
  • Nikki Lynn (17%, 9 Votes)
  • Jennifer Downey* (17%, 9 Votes)
  • Christopher Claxton* (17%, 9 Votes)
  • William Surprenant * (15%, 8 Votes)
  • Johanna Miller* (15%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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Roadside Cleanup Spring 2017

It is time again to show some pride in who we are and publicize our respect for Mother Earth! This is our semi-annual road side cleanup! We have our adopted road (see the meetup picture) we are responsible for care taking care of twice a year on Central Avenue Pike North. 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. There is a map link below.

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!

http://goo.gl/e5SNCc

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

 

Dessert and Divination

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.

TradShare 2017

A time to come together to share traditions, paths, and the diversity of the East Tennessee Pagan Community. More information will be available in the coming weeks as we get closer to the event. If you are interested in presenting or having a table to represent your tradition or group at TradShare, please email us at:

paganprideofeasttn@gmail.com