Pagan Pride 2015 – Tools of the Craft

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Pagan Pride Day 2015 – “Tools of the Craft”
Hosted by Pagan Pride of East Tennessee | Special guest: author Gypsey Teague

September 19th, 2015 | 11am – 7pm at
Sevierville Civic Center | 200 Gary Wayde Blvd. – Sevierville, Tn 37862

Admission: Donation of a nonperishable food item to benefit Second Harvest of East Tn
For more information, contact us at: [email protected] or find us on Facebook as PaganPrideofEastTn

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Gypsey Teague


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Pagan Pride of East Tennessee is proud to welcome and honor this year’s special guest. Gypsey has extensive experience as an educator, advocate, speaker, and community elder. Her experience includes such universities as Clemson, Langston, and the University of Maryland.

Gypsey Elaine Teague is the Branch Head of the Gunnin Architecture Library at Clemson University as well as a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, an Elder and High Priestess in the Georgian tradition, a High Priestess in the Icelandic Norse tradition, and a High Priestess and originator of Steampunk Magic. Teague is published in a number of areas and presents nationally on Steampunk history, literature, and popular culture. She is also the author of Steampunk Magic (Weiser Books).

She will be signing copies of her latest book:
The Witch’s Guide to Wands: A Complete Botanical, Magical, and Elemental Guide to Making, Choosing, and Using the Right Wand and presenting a workshop on wands.

The description of the book from amazon.com reads:
The wand is the most important component of the witch’s toolbox. Serving as an ultimate big book of wands, here is:

  • The clearest exposition of the names, spirits, and attributes of woods for wands
  • The clearest explanation of wand anatomy
  • The most complete explanation of how to access, shape, and channel magical forces from wands
  • A fresh and useful approach to wands for specific magical practices
  • A useful guide for a witch to form a partnership with her wand

Based on her deep knowledge of plant science and ethnobotany and years of magical practice, the author examines the uses and benefits of each wand component (primarily woods, shrubs, grasses, vines, and some metals). She also explores their associations to various gods and goddesses, relationships to specific types of magic, and the results a practitioner can expect to achieve. She also includes tips and resources for finding materials, handcrafting, and correspondence charts for easy reference. The final section focuses on the wands used in the “Harry Potter” series.

This is the ultimate guide for witches and pagans everywhere.

 She has many interests beyond wands and her Pagan practices. Some of her accomplishments presentations on:

  • Steampunk 101 For Librarians
  • Surviving Catastrophic Destruction
  • What Does it Take to be an ALA Stonewall Book Award Winner
  • Frequently Asked Questions from your GLBT Patron
  • Collection Development and Resources for your Transgender Patrons
  • Teaching Trans to the Non Trans Students:  Library Research, Syllabus Construction, and Course Development for Improved Instruction

Her knowledge and experience have led her to pen an impressive collection of literature of her very own. Her authored works and publications include:

  • Teague, Gypsey, (2015).  The Witch’s Guide to Wands”  A Complete Botanical, Magical, and Elemental Guide to Making, Choosing, and Using the Right Wand, Weiser, San Francisco, CA.
  • Teague, Gypsey, (2014).  Fangs& Claws:  The Search for Christ, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey, (2014).  Three Years of Winter:  Ragnarok is No Longer a Myth, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey, (2013). Steampunk Magic:  Working Magic Aboard the Airship, Weiser Press.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2012), Fangs& Claws, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2012), Black Ivory:  The Apocalypse in Five Waves, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2011), Practical Chainmail in the Current Middle Ages, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2011), Steampunk Creations on page 170 in 1000 STEAMPUNK Creations:  Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear & Art, edited by Dr. Grimm, Quarry Books, Beverly, MA.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2011), Victoria X:  Tales of an Aireship, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2011), Proceedings of the Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza, 2011, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2011), Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Integrated Humanistic Therapy, and Transsexual Spouses:  A Metaphor for Counselors, Presentations of the 31st Annual SW/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association: Gender, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2009), Daisho, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey, ed.  (2009).   Presentations of the 29th Annual SW/Texas Regional Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association: Gender, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG
  • Teague, Gypsey.  (2009). The Arks of the Covenant, Create Space, Seattle, WA.
  • Teague, Gypsey, and Roberson, Marla.  (2008). “ I’m Not a Lesbian, My Wife is: Norms and Perceptions in a Trans Marriage”, in Trans People in Love, edited by Katrina Fox, Rutledge Press, NY, NY.
  • Teague, Gypsey.  (2008).  A Social and Psychological Account of Gender Transition:         The Diary of a Transsexual Academic, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, ME.
  • Teague, Gypsey.  (2007). “Back to the Stone Age:  How Clemson’s Architecture Library Built a Builders’ Sample Collection”. The Southeastern Librarian, Vol 55, #1, Spring, 2007.
  • Teague, Gypsey.  (2006). The New Goddess:  Transgender Women in the Twenty-First      Century, Fine Tooth Press, Waterbury, CT.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2005). The Massabesic Murders, Fine Tooth Press, Waterbury, CT.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2004). “Victim”, (a short story), The Color Gallery, Cyberwit Publishing, Allahabad, India.
  • Teague, Gypsey.  (2004). Two’s Company, Three You Die, Publish America, Maryland.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2004). “The Gender Difference of Creating Knowledge from Data:  An Evolutionary Explanation of the Creation of Knowledge and How Gender Interprets that Explanation”, Journal of Scholarly and Scientific Perspectives, Fall, 2004.
  • Teague, Gypsey. (2003). The Life and Deaths of Carter Falls, Publish America, Maryland.
  • Teague, Gypsey, (2003). “The Increase of Transgendered Characters in Movies and  Television”, Journal of the International Foundation of Gender Education. Summer 2003  #102.

In addition, Gypsey has shared her wisdom to professional organizations across the country:

  • Early Norse Navigation Devices
    104th Annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Columbus, OH, (2015)
  • Please Like Us:  How Social Media is your Portal to the Library
    FETC, Orlando, February (2015)
  • Looking to the Future for Library Connects:  Engaging Students at the Research Point
    FETC, Orlando, February (2014).
  • Back to the Stone Age:  How Clemson’s Architecture Library Built a Builder’s Sample Collection
    ASLA – San Diego, November (2011), presented by Karl Blumenthal of ASLA.
  • Riding Out The Renovations:  Construction at Gunnin Library
    South Carolina Library Association, Charleston, October (2011)
  • Transsexual Students and their place at Academic Universities
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, April 2011
  • The High Cost of Substance Abuse on South Carolina Campuses
    12th Annual HEHD Research Forum – Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2010
  • AIDS/HIV in the South Carolina Transgender Population
    South Carolina Gay Pride – Columbia, SC, October, 2009
  • Do you Really Know your Transgender Clients?
    American Counseling Association –  Charlotte, NC, March 2009
  • South Carolina’s Invisible Clients:  DHEC’s Outreach Program to the State’s Transgender Population
    South Carolina Counseling Association – Myrtle Beach, SC, February 2009
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly:  Sexual Swinging in the Heartland
    Southwest/Texas Regional Chapter of the American Cultural Association/Popular Culture Association Albuquerque, NM, February 2008.
  • An Introduction to Transgender Students and How They Contribute to the Diversity of the College Campus
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, April 2007
  • Transgender Students and their Impact on the Southern Academic Experience
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, February 2007
  • The Reconstruction of the Viking Myth in Klingon Culture
    Southwest/Texas Regional Chapter of the American Cultural Association/Popular Culture Association – Albuquerque, NM, February 2007
  • An Introduction to Transgenderism
    Clemson Gay/Straight Alliance, Clemson, SC, October, 2005
  • The Invisible Heroine:  The Lack of Transgender Protagonists in Twentieth Century Mystery Fiction
    Southwest/Texas Regional Chapter of the American Cultural Association/Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2005
  • Maiden, Mother, Crone:  The Three Aspects of the Goddess in the Drag Movies Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, The Birdcage, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Southwest/Texas Regional Chapter of the American Cultural Association/Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, TX, April, 2004
  • The Increase of Transgendered Characters in Movies and Television
    American Cultural Association, New Orleans, April, 2003
  • The Gender Difference of Creating Knowledge from Data:  An Evolutionary Explanation of the Creation of Knowledge and How Gender Interprets that Explanation
    Langston University Peer Review Conference, Langston University, Oklahoma City OK, April, 2003
  • The Increase of Transgendered Characters in Movies
    Southwest/Texas Regional Chapter of the American Cultural Association/Popular Culture  Association, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2003