Pagan Pride Day


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The 2016 Auburn (Alabama) Pagan Pride Day (PPD) was held Sunday, September 18, 10am - 7:00 pm Central time, at the Davis Arboretum on the Auburn University. Hosted by Church of the Spiral Tree, PPD is always an all-day event, open to everyone, children included, and is free to attend. The non-perishable food items that were collected were donated to the East Alabama Food Bank, in the name of Church of the Spiral Tree.


10:00 am
Dowsing - by Linda

Learn about dowsing, or "water witchin'," as it's been called. We will start with pendulums, and move to "L-rods" to dowse around the Arboretum. Bring a pendulum if you have one; dowsing rods will be provided.

11:00 am
Introduction to Sigils: Big Magic From a Few Little Squiggles - by Eileen
Sigils are a deceptively simple magical technology that can be used regardless of belief system, and incorporated into your existing practice. Come learn how to use these easy techniques in your favor.

12:00 pm
Fundraiser Lunch
Sandwich (choice of meat & cheese or PB&J), chips, cookie, and drink for $5. All proceeds go to Church of the Spiral Tree.

1:00 pm
Show and Tell - by skippy

Come "show" yourself and "tell" us about your path, experiences, and any other bits of personal information you might want to share with the community. This will be an informal discussion, with attendees surrounding the moderator in a circle. So, come, meet, and learn about your fellow pagans. Who knows, you might even make a friend or two if you're not careful!

2:00 pm
Church of the Spiral Tree's General Membership & Elections Meeting

A voting meeting for all active members of Church of the Spiral Tree. Interested non-members are also welcome to stop by and meet us!

3:00 pm
Tapping into Tarot - by Beth W.

Curious about divination? Join us for an introduction to basic principles of Tarot reading. We will cover how to interpret some of the messages when tapping into the divine, to include: the major and minor arcana, card suits, court cards, numbers, and a few easy spreads that anyone can do. There will also be an open discussion for questions and sharing experiences, as well as a method for finding your own soul card!

4:00 pm
Ritual Writing 101 - by Kat
Are you starting out on a new path? Do you have some questions on where to begin? In this class we'll go back to basics by discussing the fundamentals of ritual writing and ritual praxis. We'll learn about altar set-up, calling the corners, dedication, and a variety of other topics.

5:00 pm
Drum Circle
Bring your drum and join us for a drum circle!

6:00 pm
Main Ritual - by Kat H.

Join us at our Main Ritual to celebrate the Equinox. The ritual is open to all.

7:00 pm - CLOSE


Art by Burx - Original art, prints, novelties.

Bead Dragon Jewelry

Card Readings by Sharon - Priestess of The Temple of Witchcraft, certified Reiki practitioner and shamanic healer. A gifted psychic of many years, an intuitive reader. Come sit and have your cards read, not only by me but by the animals of the Spirit World. The cards I use are from the Animal Spirit deck, allowing me to receive their messages and convey them to you in these very unique readings. Reading as Spirit calls in each reading so every reading is individually tailored to you! One of my featured readings is the Path of the Soul, which was delivered to me by Spirit. These readings reach the very core of who you are and where your life purpose is leading you.

CatNip Dreams - Handmade jewelry, unique smudge fans, upcycled clothing, and more!

Church of the Ancient Oaks - Eclectic Neopaganism in Mobile, AL. We will be selling natural and organic cleaning and bath products, specifically created to add a little Magick to your everyday life. We make everything by hand with healthy and holistic ingredients. We have pre-ritual salt soaks, goddess milk baths, purification bath fizzies, and many other awesome goodies. For cleaning, we have a several useful products, including scented and unscented laundry detergent, a delicious autumn harvest sink scrub, and (our favorite) an herbal automatic dish detergent that can remove even the toughest stuck-on energy (or grease and tomato stains!). We'll be handing out free bath teas, so please stop by! Net proceeds will be used for our Sauin/Samhain festival. For more info, contact Jamie Meriwether, Ritual Leader;

Church of the Spiral Tree - CST, the sponsor of Auburn Pagan Pride Day, is a legally incorporated, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) religious organization, since 1997, based out of Auburn, Alabama. We are a non-profit, volunteer-staffed, ecumenical, LGBTQ-friendly, Pagan church, designed to foster and celebrate a sense of community and family among pagans, both locally and in other regions of the country/world. Yearly memberships for individuals and families begin at $20/year. We offer regular sabbat rituals, monthly Meetups for dinner and fellowship, and other activities to bring together Pagans from all over.

Crow & Crane - Jewelry, incense, herbs, spell kits, oils, etc.; table/altar cloths/tapestries, candles, potion bottles and small art objects.

Curiouz Spirit - Handmade custom Pagan jewelry, books, herbs, oils, ritual items, handmade custom wood-burned signs, brooms and more.

Dragon Hills Retreat - Located on the western side of Georgia, Dragon Hills Retreat is privately owned and features 30 acres of secluded woods and rolling hills. Dragon Hills Retreat is a great place to host your event. It offers many facilities including cabins for rent, RV electric hookups, primitive tent camping, and ample parking. There is an outside stage with electric and plenty of room for vendors. There is a large fire pit great for a bon fire, drumming, and dancing around. Wal-Mart and hotels are only 13 miles down the road. Dragon Hills Retreat is able to host many different types of events no matter how large or small. Our friendly staff will do its best to accommodate whatever you may need to make your event successful and memorable. 125 Lolly Bump Rd., Bowdon, GA 30108; (770) 226-4575;;

East Alabama Buddhist Fellowship - Offering practice Thursdays @ 6:30 PM at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 450 E. Thach Ave., Auburn, AL. For more info:

Holly's Craft Closet - Unique jewelry and hand-made items. et

Nightshade - Handmade sterling silver, copper, and bronze wire and gemstone jewelry, brooms, altar items, macabre decor. Valley AL;;; made#.

Scent Wizards - Hand & body lotions, soaps, candles. 114 Company Street, Wetumpka, AL, 36092; (334) 233-1554;;

Source Medicine - Crystals, jewelry, herbal products, art.