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Thursday, October 23, 2008

6:30PM - Dinner with the Dead

The skulls are made, names put on, and the novena candles are in
process.... Bring your own and pictures of your Beloved Dead and the
food they like. There will be pie.

Come and join us in a Samhain celebration and collaboration with our
Beloved Dead. You are invited to a magical potluck dinner in which we
will invite our dead to sit among us as we feast, feeding them with
stories of their lives and toasting to their memory.

Bring the food of your ancestors of spirit and blood, the favorite
dish of your Beloved Dead. Bring photos for the altar and songs to
share. The veil is thin between the worlds and feasting together we
will converse and conspire with the dead (and each other) to create a
world where all are fed and all lives and deaths are honored and held
sacred.

When: 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 25th
Door opens at 7 (and closes by 8, so don't be late!)
Where: 225 Potrero Avenue, between 16th and 15th Street, San
Francisco. This is an alcohol free space.
Cost: Food to share and a willingness to help clean up.

We will be raising energy and taking donations to support three
projects aimed at building magical community:

Scholarship fund for A Fool's Journey, an annual magical restorative.

Solar Cross, a non-profit conjunction of different magical, Pagan, and
esoteric traditions who aim to have a community center in the San
Francisco Bay Area including a research library, classrooms, and
ritual space. We plan to support prison ministry, elder care, and many
other community endeavors.

Stone City, a Pagan retreat center located in the hills of
California's Diablo Range, just outside the San Francisco Bay Area,
dedicated to creating sacred spaces for ritual, worship of Pagan
deities, and for community gatherings.

This event is sponsored by the Independent Craft Teachers guild, and
by A Fool's Journey, an annual magical restorative.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

11:23AM - Spiral Scouts?

Hey, I read this article on a San Leandro school passing out fliers for Bible Study and it gave me ideas...

http://tiny.cc/GyrGq

I know Pagans don't proselytize, but the thought of Spiral Scouts fliers inviting parents and kids to a milk and cookies information meeting tickles me somehow.

Monday, August 6, 2007

11:29AM - Cross Posted to sfbayarea and Berkeleyca and eastbayca

Zombie Prom!




Hey cool cats and cold kittens! Dance to the Beat of the Living Dead at Zombie Prom! It's like Rock'n' Roll High School – with zombies!

Zombie Prom is Saturday September 8th at The Rawhide in San Francisco,
from 9:30 until 2 am.
The Rawhide is on 7th street at Folsom.
Wear Prom Gear from any era, zombie or undead make-up, or have it done at the dance. Door is $15 in prom or creature of the night, grave or other undead chic, $25 in street clothes. To make it more fun, the first drink is free.

There'll be music, dancing, and all kinds of Live Entertainment for your consumption! Visit the special zombification booth and get a zombie makeover by horror movie special effects make-up artists.
Get a Zombie prom photo you'll really want to remember. You could even be voted Zombie Prom Queen or King! There'll be special zombie prom punch, finger food,

and brainzzzz.


Dance to psychobilly, phantom surf, haunted garage, dark glamour and rock n’ roll with DJs Glamtasm, Dire Delorean, the Reverend Dusty Danger and Cory Coffin Kicker spinning in two rooms for your dancing, dining, and shuffling pleasure. Mistress and Master of Ceremonies Cinema Insomnia's Queen of Trash and Mr. Lobo will keep things hopping, moving and grooving through the night!

This is a Fundraiser for The Pagan Alliance
The mission of the Pagan Alliance is to educate our Communities and the general public, to promote acceptance of our faiths and traditions, to connect our Communities, and to celebrate our spiritual diversity.

Monday, April 16, 2007

4:26AM

6th Annual Pagan Festival-Berkeley, California-Presented by Pagan Alliance

Saturday, May 12, 2007-10:00 am to 5:30 pm

FREE-All Are Welcome!!!

Theme: Magical Journeys

This year our festival focuses on Children and Young Adults. Our theme represents the many paths we take and the lessons we learn on the way to finding our spirituality.

 

Honored Keeper of the Light- Patrick McCollum, Statewide Wiccan Chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Author of “A Wiccan Journey” and “Courting The Lady” and Teacher of Witchcraft, Magic, Herb Lore, Pagan history and Pagan Spirituality - www.courtingthelady.com

 

MC-Angelique Heddings- Limerent Arts Theater Company and

Postulant with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

 

Child Sized Procession, Interfaith Ritual by Children & Young Adults, Vendors, Performances, Speakers, Traditional Dance, Music, Altars, Children's Crafts,  Druid Story Telling Pavilion, Authors Circle, Info Booths

 

Stage Performances  

Anne Hill- www.gnosiscafe.com

Women and Song featuring DJ Hamouris - www.ninshibar.com

Ariellah - Goth/Tribal Fusion Belly Dance www.ariellah.com

Fontain's M.U.S.E. www.beatmagic.orgpsychedelic

Lunatique Belly Dance Company- Goddess Dance-www.lunabelly.com

Mahal with Evelie Delfino Såles Posch-www.gypsyspiritmission.com/html/evelie_posch.html

Walter Thompson III-www.walterthompson3.com

Spiral Dance Chorus and Band directed by Evelie S Posch

Celia Farran- www.celiaonline.com

WOW Besom Brigade-Ritual- www.machanightmare.com

 

Prizes for Best Girl's, Boy's, Woman's and Man's Costumes

Volunteers Wanted for pre Festival and Festival Day

 

Support Your Community

Please bring non-perishable food donations for the Alameda County Community Food Bank www.accfb.org and

Monetary Donations for the Parental Stress Service-A Family Support Agency www.familypaths.org 

 

WHERE:

Civic Center Park -2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley CA 94704

Downtown Berkeley BART - 1 ½ blocks west to Civic Center Park

Carpooling is Encouraged - Limited Handicap Parking adjacent to Park

 Info:www.paganfestival.org & www.thepaganalliance.org  (510) 872-1188

Thursday, April 12, 2007

12:44PM - Hey..eh..

So,is anyone on this list a member of the Pagan Alliance.
Is this list still up?

Thursday, May 12, 2005

6:26PM - In The Oakland Trib

I wanted to post this,because no one has yet. I had a great time at the Parade,and the Festival,and it was something I,and my son look forward too next year.
Crossposted to sfpagan
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Pagan Festival in the Oak trib
Only in Berkeley: Pagans hold 4th annual festival
By William Brand, STAFF WRITER



BERKELEY — A pagan parade with a witches-with-broomsticks drill team, a cuddly python and a coven of Unitarian Universalists? You know you're not in Kansas anymore.
In the Midwest, a religiously dominated Kansas state board of education debates evolution, but here in Berkeley, pagans ruled Saturday. It is time, they said, for the world to evolve back to the way it was.

The occasion was the fourth annual Pagan Festival to show the world that pagans are ... well ... they're OK. "We honor Earth-based spirituality," said Chris Martinez of El Sobrante.

Martinez and a friend, Stephanie Ann Blythe of Oakland, said they belong to a pagan covenant associated with the Kensington and Berkeley Unitarians.


Even by Berkeley standards, the procession was fairly odd. But, in a city where a witch once lit the Menorah at the annual municipal Christmas tree lighting before Santa Claus arrived, the pagan best was something to take in stride.

The parade ended at Civic Center Park, where pagan merchants sold charms, books and other pagan things.
"There are many pagan paths," explained Patricia Kevena Fili of the Alameda-based Pagan Alliance, an umbrella for numerous pagan groups, including "Reclaiming," dedicated to seeking old, pre-Christian traditions, Druids, "fairie tradition," which seeks traditions of nature and non-monotheistic religion.




More information can be found at www.thepaganalliance.org, or call 872-1188. E-mail the Pagan Alliance at info@thepaganalliance.org.



Contact William Brand at bbrand@angnewspapers.com.

Current mood: Bouncy

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

6:16PM - All the Information Fit to Print

4th Annual Pagan Festival
(Formerly: Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade and Celebration)

2005 Theme-Weaving Traditions
Keeper of the Light-M. Macha NightMare
Master of Ceremonies Shay Black

When: Saturday, May 7th, 2005
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Civic Center Park, Berkeley, California
Martin Luther King Jr. Way (between Center and Allston)
Next to Farmer’s Market
Downtown Berkeley BART
1 ½ blocks west to Civic Center Park
Carpooling is Encouraged
Public Garage Parking Available

Procession (parade), Interfaith Ritual, Traditional Dance, Music, Poetry, Crafts, Authors Circle, Vendors, Information Booths, Food, Altars, Children's Area,

Awards and Prizes for Best Float and Best Costume

Community Services-
HIV Testing by California Prevention and Education Project, sign up at testing@thepaganalliance.org

Food Drive to benefit Alameda County Community Food Bank-Bring Packaged, Non-Perishable Food to Donate

Visit http://paganfestival.com for more Information and for Parade Participant, Information Booth and Vendor Applications
Presented by the Pagan Alliance
www.thepaganalliance.org
Sponsored by the San Francisco

Same Day After Party at the Starry Plough Pub and Restaurant, 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Featuring Tempest and the Sharon Knight Band
9:30 pm, $12
www.starryploughpub.com

Monday, March 21, 2005

1:01PM - First Post

Greetings!

So far there's only a few of us, but I thought I'd make the first post wherein I direct your attention to the Pagan Alliance website: www.thepaganalliance.org

All the good info is there with applications for people to march in the procession, vendors, volunteers, authors and those who want information tables.

The Festival and Procession is May 7th, 2005. Hope to see lots of folks there!