July 22, 2018
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2017 Workshops and Rituals - Description and Schedules

15 plants and herbs for your medicine chest! Plants that heal Workshop A 12 - 1

15 Essential Herbs for Your Pantry, Your Medicine Cabinet and Your Spellwork.  Workshop A 12 - 1

Ever wonder what some of those plants that you see everyday could be used for? Come and join Amy as she discusses 15 common plants that you can use in your cooking, for medicine and for Magick! Some plants have multi-year cycles and some only last a season. Come see what they look like, smell like and learn a bit about how you can grow them and use them for yourself.

Amy will also be hosting a Harvest Seed Swap table at her booth (TAoTaT's Mystic Tearoom) so if you have seeds you would like to trade, share or donate please stop by and see Amy Lou Taylor and her colleagues at the booth from 9 - 5.

Amy Taylor is a Pagan, A Gardnerian Wiccan High Priestess, a Tasseomancer, a Hedgewitch, an organic gardener, a community herbalist and horticulturalist, an author and an environmentalist. Amy has been active in the Ontario Pagan community for well over 25 years and has organized and presented workshops at many gatherings, private and corporate events. Her home gardens recently won the 2017 Monarch Awards. Amy is also the sole owner of The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy (TAoTaT), a business with a focus on all things tea, including tea leaf reading. She recently in the last year opened TAoTaT's Mystic Tearoom where you can connect with experienced readers in many types if divinatory arts including; tarot, astrology, runes, Dilogun, palmistry, mediumship and of course, tasseomancy. TAoTaT's Mystic Tearoom is a space and place where body, mind and spirit meet over a 'cuppa' tea. Come see her and some of the amazing and experienced readers at TAoTaT's booth at HPPD. Find her at www.taotat.ca


Dan Reigler Workshop C 12 - 12:30

Frankincense and Myrhh, Sun and Moon. Celestial agents in a Temporal dance.

As above so below. The hidden relationship and dynamic between these two iconic resins runs much deeper than meets the eye. We will experience each of them intimately and explore both ancient and modern clues that will help us use them more effectively.

Dan is the owner of Apothecary’s Garden a herbal Apothecary and Fairtrade Frankincense LTD. providing a selection of fresh & fair trade, ethical and sustainably harvested Frankincense and Myrrh species, local and exotic fragrance materials, unusual essential oils, natural perfume ingredients and animal essences. Astrodynamic plant Preparations, Herbal salves, cremes, tinctures and oils.


Self-Hypnosis As A Magickal Tool Workshop A 1 - 2 pm

It is said that the greatest Tool, or asset, a Witch can possess is their mind.  We will discuss how to use self-hypnosis along with affirmations, chants and spells to create changes in your life to attain that which you desire.

Rachelle Foster, Yoked Priestess of the Tradition of Lothloriën, has devoted the past 15 years in the pursuit of various interests. Rachelle is also a Non-Denominational Clergy Person in the Province of Ontario who offers Wedding Officiation. She obtained her certification in hypnosis through the National Guild of Hypnotists, and has also studied with the Hypnosis Motivational Institute based out of California.  Rachelle holds a Master Level in Western Usui Reiki as well as 1st Degree in Eastern Usui Reiki.  Other areas of study include Divination, herbalism, and astrology


Making Rituals More Inclusive Workshop B 1 - 2pm

We all talk about rituals raising energy and being shared experiences, but when performing ritual with public present, our rituals often become "spectator events."  In the Lothloriën Tradition, public rituals - including sabbats - are shared journeys where all present are welcome to participate and share in raising the energies, Myke will explain how this is done through the opening chant all the way to the final hugs as ritual closes

Myke Hutchings is a professional musician and Lay Minister for the Rowan Tree Church, a practitioner of the Lothloriën tradition of Wicca.  As an Earth-based religion, we celebrate the seasons and the cycles of life. We recognize that Truth is found in many cultures around the world and draw our archetypes from many paths. What makes Lothloriën unique is our acceptance of all people regardless of their culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation.

 Myke's work with the church includes curating and maintaining historic recordings of the Rowan Tree Church and its founder Rev. Paul Beyerl as well as bringing the church's musical and bardic traditions into the future.  His most recent work for the Rowan Tree Church has been a recording of the music and chants used throughout its rituals and ceremonies - which is now available through the church's Bandcamp page


Ask a Witch Workshop C 1 - 2pm

Aedhain has been a member of the Alexandrian Tradition since 1992. He is a Third Degree Priest of the Alexandrian Tradition. For the past 16 years has been operating a private coven in the Hamilton Area. The coven itself has been in existence since the early 90’s. He has also been High Priest of the Hamilton Temple of the Wiccan Church of Canada since 2002

"Ask a Witch" Workshop is a chance to ask an old style Witch questions about Witchcraft and Wicca. Aedhain aka George has a broad base of knowledge of various traditions of Wicca and witchcraft. There will also be a discussion about various types of Wicca, Witchcraft, and Traditions.


History of Handfasting Workshop A 2 - 3

John and Terrie are both licensed wedding officiants in Ontario. Come and join then as they tell you about the history of handfasting and some of the various parts of a ceremony. Yes you can have these in Ontario as a legal wedding. 

Rev Terrie Brookins is a Lay chaplain with the Clergy Support Memorial Church and licensed by the Province of Ontario to perform weddings. She is also an ordained Reverend in good standing with the Universal Life Church Monastery, a working witch and a practical pagan.

John is an Romani Wayfarer & Divination Practitioner, working with various communities for over 20 years. An adept in several fields of Indigenous Spiritualities; he is also a former Dharma Teacher in the Chan Buddhist tradition, and holds various degrees & accreditations. A licensed Ritual Officiant, John is able to perform legal weddings in the province of Ontario and abroad. His most esteemed titles are Husband & Father, currently delving in the continuing mysteries of Parenthood with his Beloved Wife.

He hopes to continue assisting others from all walks of Life in their own spiritual endeavours. For more information on his services, lecture topics, or for his C.V. or a list of his references, please feel free to contact him at john@heretic.ca



Tarot Basics Workshop B 2 - 3

Join Stacie Noel, workshop facilitator or psychic arts, founder of Mystic Arts Collective and professional tarot reader, for an exploration session into the world of Tarot. Beginner Friendly!

Stacie Noel sparkled into this world with the gift of clairvoyance, and ineffable imagination. She had studied the realm of dreams since she was a child; practicing astral projection, lucid dreaming and dream interpretation. As she grew older, she continued her studies in occult sciences and pycho-spiritual therapy. Her main area of study is the Tarot, numerology and dream interpretation, with knowledge in astrology, tea leaves, and palmistry. She currently reads at special events and offers private sessions along with teaching private classes and group workshops on tarot.



SolitaryPractices -workshop hosted by Nemeton 2-3 pm Workshop C

Do you practice alone ? How do you create Solitary Rituals for your spiritual life ? How many and which Ritual tools do you really need ? Join Nemeton as they explore various aspects of Solitary Rituals that you can incorporate into your own.


Dan Reigler Workshop C 3 - 3:30

Ammoniacum-Incense of the Oracles. Keeper of the gate.

Gum Ammoniacum is named after the temple of Ammon in Ancient Libya and Egypt. It was dedicated to the Oracle in all temples of Ammon/Amun/Amun-Ra for thousands of years. What makes this resin so special? How can we tap in to this ancient technology?

Dan is the owner of Apothecary’s Garden a herbal Apothecary and Fairtrade Frankincense LTD. providing a selection of fresh & fair trade, ethical and sustainably harvested Frankincense and Myrrh species, local and exotic fragrance materials, unusual essential oils, natural perfume ingredients and animal essences. Astrodynamic plant Preparations, Herbal salves, cremes, tinctures and oils.


Egyptian Shrine All day

Come join Anat as she discusses the ritual tools and methods used in AE practices today based on evidence found in the literature and research done on AE practices.


Women's Ritual behind Bandshell 12 - 1

Join us for some magical “time outside of time” and experience the inspiration of the Greek Muses. Nemeton invites you to embrace the beauty that exists within us all and lend your energy to enhance our Women's Circle. Come with an open heart and leave filled with joy, wonder and the boost your creativity needs to realize your goals!

Nemeton is a group of vibrant, passionate and wild women, of all ages, who gather together to learn, share, encourage and support each other. For 15 years we have met to celebrate women's mysteries, milestones in our lives and the wheel of the year. Comprised of women who have been pagan for many years to some who are relatively new to their path, we gather monthly for classes, rituals, fellowship and great feasts.


15th Anniversary Crystal ritual 4 30 - 5 at bandshell

Join the member of the Wiccan Church of Canada's Hamilton Temple as they lead us in a closing Crystal Ritual to celebrate our 15th anniversary

2017 Vendors

The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy and Mystic Tearoom



Ask Jewelee



Beaux Magique



Calithien Jewellery



The Chainmail Guy



Crow's Cauldron (was Enchanting Elixirs)



Crystalline Energetics

Crystallineenergetics@gmail.com www.crystallineenergetics.com

Gypsy Scents



Hall of Names Toronto



Helmut and Co


Hever Costume and Design 


Herbguy's Honey House

Business: 705-657-9971 (prefer phone) hglabs@hotmail.com


Heyoka Healing Arts



Lady Blackwells


Layton Glass Animal Creations



Little Young Branch: Scent and Healing



Macfie's Wizard Shop



Mana Nalu Massage Therapy



Memphis Fire Barbeque Company



Morgan Curio (formerly Darksome Moon) 



 Mystic Mojo



My Wiccan Garden






Naturally Soothing



New Dawn Apothecary



Obskurah (formerly La Bonne Sorciere)



On Ya Natural Products  



Raven's Hoard Jewelry


The Raven’s Rune



Sands of Time Past


Sorceress Secrets


Soul Synergy


Stitch Noir Collective






Treasures for the Soul (formerly Latin Treasures)




Twitches Stitches


The Violet Owl



Wax & Bloom


Wiccan Church of Canada – Hamilton







Wild Beadings