The Clouet Gardens will be host for the 2019 Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Day. The gardens are located at 710 Clouet St. in the Bywater (at the corner of Clouet & Royal). Classes, workshops, and food/drink sales will take place at the Tigerman's Den across the street.
THEME: BODY OF KNOWLEDGE
For 2018 Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Day, we have chosen the theme "Body of Knowledge". We would like to focus on body positivity, respecting our physical and spiritual bodies, and health rights. Community collaboration can help us be more successful in achieving these goals. We will be inviting a number of non-profit organizations to share information about their services. Please contact us if you belong to a non-profit who would like to get involved with our event.
Orion grew up with the second sight in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, an area rife with the folk practices of the southern and Appalachian tradition. He is a witch and Elder in Romano Celtic-Traditional Craft, High Priest in Alexandrian Wicca and teacher of the Faery Seership tradition. He is also the founding Elder of Foxwood Temple and a primary founder of the Alliance of the Old Religion, a national network of covens in his line that have united to preserve the ways of his Elders. He was the co-director of Moonridge, a center for metaphysical, Craft and Faery studies in Maryland. For over 20 years, he has lectured extensively across the United States and in the United Kingdom on the Craft, Faery Seership Tradition and Southern Folk Magic and conjure. He is the author of The Faery Teachings (RJ Stewart Books, 2007), a collaborative CD project with RJ Stewart named Faery Seership and his newly released book The Tree of Enchantment (Weiser books, 2008).
On the lecture circuit, he is best known for his teachings on traditional second
sight and folkloric Faery practices originating in the ways of the Faery Doctors
and Cunningmen of Britain, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the conjurers of the American South. In the "other" professional world, he hold a Masters Degree in Human Services, is a licensed professional counselor and a public health administrator. His teachings are based in traditional folk practices aimed at direct spirit contact for substantive personal transformation.
STAR SPEAKER: ORION FOXWOOD
Spiral Rhythm is a group of friends that have been singing together for almost two decades. They began singing at bonfires, gatherings, and festivals. Over time they have developed a unique sound complete with deep, multi-textured chants and explosive drums. Spiral Rhythm has evolved and changed, but their goal has always been the same-to raise the spirit through voice and song.
The group features: Kerri Upton, Kiki Williamson,Ric Neyer, Jon Skoglund,
PJ Seale & Kira Lang. All sing and play percussion, Kiki and PJ write the vast majority of the group’s uplifting songs.
STAR PERFORMANCE: SPIRAL RHYTHM