Workshops & Discussions

Horn and Honey is looking for presenters for our 2017 festival. If you are interested in presenting, leading a ritual or helping with the festival, please Message the Staff

2017 Workshops:

The Gods Speak: Trance Prophesy Intro - Tamrha Richardson What is Trance Prophesy? How does it work? What is actually happening and why should modern Pagans and Witches consider incorporating this technique into their rituals? All these questions and more will be covered in this intro class discussing the ways you can literally bring your Deities in to speak directly to ritual participants for wisdom and guidance. All who want to assist in the ritual from this class will be welcome! Understanding self protection in an unseen world - Morgan Jones Sheilding? Huh? Ever felt icky or drained around specific people? Ever felt over exposed and vulnerable for no reason? We'll discuss and pratice techniques that can help you protect and shield yourself on a recurrent and daily basis. The root that touches the sky - Morgan Jones Learning how to cycle and mediate your own energy is one of the first steps to being able to get calm in a storm. Join as we discuss and experiment with differing techniques on how to find your center and balance in an unbalanced world. Maenads Grove - Sara Grey Bring your favorite bottle of wine or sparkling juice for a discussion of Dionysus and the Maenads. This is a relaxed discussion and we will be sitting in a grove and partaking of the vine during the discussion of the wild women.

Fire and the gift of the Cherokee - Jesi Jones
Explore and discuss the role and impact of fire on North America and Cherokee lore and life.

To be as the stars Energy work - Morgan Jones We are all electrical energy. We'll learn about the ways we are human transformers alone, in pairs and in groups. How to merge with a Pagan organism - Morgan Jones It's cold and lonely without community. We'll discuss and plan differing ways to find or create your own worhsip group and community. Introduction to Tantra - Sara Grey Join Sara Grey as she goes over the basics of what Tantra is, it's brief history, and how to put it to use in your every day life. Then stick around for Activating the Sacred Fire, a kundalini guided meditation. Activating the Sacred Fire - Sara Grey A kundalini guided meditation. Tantric Breast Therapy: A journey of spiritual bonding and energetic healing. - Shay Arcadia We will discuss adult breastfeeding, the various relationship dynamics, energy play, and the potential within the act. We will discuss misconceptions and show health benefits, the spiritual bonding, healing energy, and how the offering of breast and milk plays a role in deity worship. This will also include an open discussion.

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Poi Spinning
Fire and Flow
Festival Drumming


2016 Workshops: 

Journeying of the Shrines - Torcyr StormGull
Take a tour of Midian and visit several of our Beautiful Shrines and Sacred spaces . Learn of their purposes and uses

Floral Crowns - Sara Grey Come hang out with Sara Grey and craft your very own floral crown to honor the goddess in you! Bring pretty fake flowers or real ones or any other item you would like to add to your crown and we will create your vision!

Basic rhythms /drum circle  - Torcyr StormGull
Just as it sounds . Bring a drum or noise maker or even two sticks to bang together !

Destroy what must be destroyed in your life! Talk to Kali - Kim Pennington

She is the big mother, she gives all life and destroys all life. She is a powerful warrior and a loyal, protecting mother who cures diseases and takes away the fears of those that worship her. Goddess of time, creation, demolishing and contradictions, personification of Mother Earth. She sweeps away all the old with natural storms, forces of nature and fire to make the soil fertile again. This is just the beginning of Kali Ma. We will dig into ourselves and discover what is in need of destroying. We will do this by getting a little history on Kali, including her work in the plant world. We will be taking a guided journey and destroying unwanted energies by fire.


Living altar - Torcyr StormGull
Discussion on construction, dedication, maintenance and growth of the living altar

Lust for life - Torcyr StormGull
Discusion on the 7 beliefs of "Lust for Life"

Working at the Crossroads, A visit with Hecate - Kim Pennington
She has been depicted with a torch bringing light and wisdom to the world, keys to open the gates between the worlds and access the hidden knowledge beyond and a knife to sever the cord as midwife at birth and to detach the body from it's life force at death. Let’s set down awhile and chat about this Keeper of the Crossroads and the Archetypes and symbols associated with Her. What ever phase of life you are in, Hecate can be called to offer guidance. We will take a Guided Meditation to the Crossroads, and make personal offerings to Hecate.
Horns in Service - Morgan Jones
Being a follower of a Horned God is a life of Service to them as well as varying communities and causes. WHat are some of the ways we do give and what are some of the ways we can serve our Gods and their children better?

Faces of the Horned God - Morgan Jones
What are the different forms we attribute to the Horned One?

Honey in Hoodoo - Sara Grey
Honey has been used in spell work for a long time, particularly in Hoodoo to 'fix' problems. Come learn a few tricks involving honey and how to use it to sweeten up your life.
Becoming the Maenad  - Laurelei Black
Join Laurelei and friends for an exploration of ecstatic play. We're going to enjoy the fruit of the vine -- wine, juice, grapes (as you Will, of course) -- and let our wild sides come out. Open to both men and women. Bring water! Be ready to move a bit. (We might go out into the woods.) If you have tamborines, rattles, or other small instruments, bring them. If you want to share grapes, wine, or juice, please do.

Dancing the Dream - Morgan Jones
Ecstatic worship is a hallmark of followers of the Horned God. Whether it be movement, song, or activity, how do you experience your religious ecstasy?



Demeter's Temple - Sara Grey Come meet the Goddess Demeter in a temple setting. Bring any harvest offerings for this mother goddess and enjoy spending time with her and petitioning her for fruitful outcomes of your endeavors in your life.

The Goddess of Love is *NOT* a bimbo - Laurelie Black

Too many people in contemporary society, including Neo-Pagans, have the unfortunate misconception that Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, is a fuzzy-brained, bleach blond who is only interested in satiating her own desires. They don’t see the inspiration for the arts, the protection of marriage, the quickening of fertility, or the motherly affection that are also her hallmarks. Sadly, many people are also closed off to her many pleasures and delights. In this workshop, Laurelei presents a deeper look at Aphrodite’s qualities through study of her myths, her many epithets and her Babylonian and Sumerian roots.

Destruction First, then Creation: Your Relationship with Kali - Kim Pennington

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DESTROYING WHAT MUST BE DESTROYED IN YOUR LIFE?? In this workshop we will discuss just how to do that. We will dig into ourselves and discover what is in need of destroying. We will do this by getting a little history on Kali, taking a guided journey ,and destroying by fire. We will focus on the energies of Kali who represents: transformation, death, destruction, change and our ability to release aspects of self which are false and/or no longer needed in our lives. BODY PAINT MAGICK!!!! - Marcus Earendel

The name says it all. Come join me in a feast of color as we talk about the myriad uses of body decoration in magick. We’ll also cover some historical uses including the Picts and the tiger men of India. This presentation week be right before the main fire gets going so that we can dance the night away in an explosion of color!


Mythic Role Play - Laurelie Black
The archetypes represented by Aphrodite and Her lovers, rivals, friends and children can have a powerfully transformative power in our lives. Laurelei will demonstrate how to access these archetypes through deep play, evocation, and improvised ritual drama. Participants will experience at least two mythic encounters in which they express the Gods, Goddesses, heroes and villains within.

How did you find your horns? (Panel Discussion)

2015 Workshops: 

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Sacred Relationships:  By Robin Albright McKean and Terry Power
Tired of failed relationships? This workshop will focus on teaching people how to communicate in a scared manner inside a loving relationship. All too often, we wonder why our partners feel compelled not to tell us things or tell white lies to keep the peace. We will delve into how we created this cycle, and how to break it. Instead, you’ll create a sacred temple inside which you can tell your partners anything, thereby creating a sacred relationship that will be positive and will withstand today’s stressful demands. We promise to bring you closer, increase your intimacy and show you how to turn a negative communication into a positive in any relationship. (Ages 21 and up only and up only as we will be discussing sexual content in an open and frank manner)  

Sacred Submission: By Robin Albright McKean and Terry Power
The act of sexual submission inside a formal dominant/submissive relationship, or not, can be powerful and cathartic. Let’s open a dialogue about how important varying aspects of this relationship can be. How this relationship can be used to improve self-awareness and work thru many major life issue, which can affect every relationship in your life. We will touch on how the submissive and dominant need to be aware of triggers and how to cope with the emotions that can sometimes be unexpectedly brought to the surface. Things like self-esteem issues, various types of abuse, addictions, fears and tears and how to create a safe and transformative play environment for all. (Ages 21 and up only as we will be discussing sexual content in an open and frank manner)

iForgive: By Robin Albright McKean and Terry Power
Forgiveness seems like such a simple idea, but is often difficult to truly embrace. Let’s talk about the many faces of forgiveness; Forgiveness of others, forgiveness of self and even forgiveness of the divine. This last one may sound confusing, but when we lose a loved one frequently we become angry and resentful of our deity. “How could they do this? It’s so unfair! “ 
As part of this workshop Terry and Robin will offer a short guided meditation to meet your deity and drop the baggage your carrying.  You will leave feeling lighter and happier by class end. Join Terry and Robin for this transformative and light hearted journey! 

Journeying through the Darkness - Torcyr StormGull
Working with the Horned God through mediation and facing the shadows within.
Pan - Morgan Jones
There is much more to this God than lust and chasing nymphs (not that it's a bad thing).

Horns in Service - Morgan Jones
Being a follower of a Horned God is a life of Service to them as well as varying communities and causes. WHat are some of the ways we do give and what are some of the ways we can serve our Gods and their children better?

Faces of the Horned God - Morgan Jones
What are the different forms we attribute to the Horned One?

Aphrodite’s Bath: Cleansing and Creation Through Sensuality  - Laurelei Black
The Goddess of Love was known for the force of Her sensuality and sexuality. Less well-known are the qualities of cleansing, creation and regeneration that are also attributed to Golden Aphrodite. Her bath, the harbor off of Cyprus where she was born, was the symbol that connected these aspects of Aphrodisian power. This workshop explores the ways in which sensuality serves as a cleansing act and is the impetus for the power of creation.

Dancing the Dream - Morgan Jones
Ecstatic worship is a hallmark of followers of the Horned God. Whether it be movement, song, or activity, how do you experience your religious ecstasy?


Engaging Aphrodite - Laurelei Black

A priestess of Aphrodite waits inside the temple for all who would petition the Goddess. Come with a gift (coins, verse, song, flowers, etc) as token for the temple and engage the violet-crowned Kypriot through the voice, body and presence of her priestess. Offer libations of honey, wine and incense at the Goddess’s altar. Receive Aphrodite’s blessing (message, kiss, touch) through this awe-inspiring direct contact. Laurelei, as the Hiereia Aphrodites of the Cult of Aphrodite Asteria Starry Queen of Heaven, will attend to the temple and invoke Aphrodite for 3 hours one day of the event. This is a unique opportunity to experience the manifest presence of the Goddess of Love and beseech her blessings in your life. Any simple, heart-felt gift of love or beauty will win her favor.

Engage Lilith - Sara Grey

The Grey Goddess will be waiting for all who are brave enough to petition her. Come with any heart-felt gift (coins, art, feathers, poetry, music, etc...) as a token and engage the Queen of the Night through her priestess. Make offerings of incense, pomegranates, white flowers, and wine at the Goddess's altar. Receive her blessing and wisdom through this direct contact. Sara Grey, as Priestess of Lilith, will attend to the Goddess's temple and invoke Lilith. This is an excellent opportunity to seek Lilith's wisdom and blessings in your life.

Destruction First, then Creation: Your Relationship with Kali - Kim Pennington

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DESTROYING WHAT MUST BE DESTROYED IN YOUR LIFE?? In this workshop we will discuss just how to do that. We will dig into ourselves and discover what is in need of destroying. We will do this by getting a little history on Kali, taking a guided journey ,and destroying by fire. We will focus on the energies of Kali who represents: transformation, death, destruction, change and our ability to release aspects of self which are false and/or no longer needed in our lives. Spiritual Lactation and Breast Therapy: A journey of spiritual bonding and energetic healing through breastfeeding - Shay Arcadia

This discussion forum will cover the taboo topic of adult breastfeeding, the various relationship dynamics, and potential within those acts. We will clarify misconceptions and the variety of health benefits physically and emotionally to both the donor and receiver. Beyond that is the undiscovered realm of spiritual bonding, healing energy, and how the offering of breast and milk plays a role in deity worship. This will also include an open discussion to collaborate various perceptions and how to further tap into the limitless potential of this type of relationship.

Advanced Spiritual Lactation and Breast Therapy - Shay Arcadia

Through tantric breast massage and energy work we will delve into ways to better sync with our partners. Spiritual Lactation is not solely about the physical release of milk or breastfeeding. It encompasses everything breast centric. Massage is a great opportunity for partners to build that foundation and open doors to a deeper level of spiritual bonding and energetic healing. Feel free to bring your favorite oils/lotion for this hands on experience. Chairs, blankets, and/or pillows are encouraged to help for a more comfortable session.


How did you find your horns? (Panel Discussion)

2013 Workshops: 

Connecting with the Horned One - Tye Lycos
Discussion exploring how we connect to different aspects of the Horned God and what our personal experiences have been when connecting with the Male Primal.
Journeying through the Darkness - Torcyr Nix
Working with the Horned God through mediation and facing the shadows within.
Faces of the Horned God - Morgan Jones
What are the different forms we attribute to the Horned One?

Make your Own Horns - Tye Lycos
Bring your own real horn or sculpe. Otherwise, please be prepared to pay a $5 fee for supplies

Natural Magick - Bevin Peters
        
Encountering the Goddess - Sirona

Fire Safety for Fire Performers - Boxxy LaCroix
In this course, I’ll be going over essential fire safety for fire performers. We’ll look at necessary set up for a performance, safety equipment, how to be a better safety, different fuels used for fire performance, fire appropriate costumery, and addressing fire safety myths. 

Intro to Freedom of movement - Boxxy LaCroix
In this workshop we’ll take a break from learning tricks and working with specific props to learn how to learn basic modes of movement to use with any props. We’ll start by analyzing the different ways we can move our arms and how to gracefully turn. Continuing, we’ll go over footwork to use during dancing to enhance the grace and confidence of your presentation. Finally, we’ll look at tips for whirling, keeping balance, and integrating wheel-plane flowers for multiple props. Be prepared to move your feet and look really silly!

Spinning Expression with and without performing - Boxxy LaCroix
In this workshop we’ll look spinning as used for different forms of expression. We’ll have a brief discussion in how spinning can be used as a meditation tool and how we can modulate our spinning styles. Then we will have an open discussion on techniques in spinning to use in ritual (which will be mostly poi focused, but applicable to multiple props). For funsies, we will close with a look at spinning for play, sensual spinning, and zen games.

How did you find your horns? (Panel Discussion)

Dancing the Dream - Morgan Jones
        Ecstatic worship is a hallmark of followers of the Horned God. Whether it be movement, song, or activity, how do you experience your religious ecstasy?

2012 Workshop lineup ...

Make your Own Horns - Tye Lycos
Bring your own real horn or sculpe. Otherwise, please be prepared to pay a $5 fee for supplies

Faces of the Horned God - Morgan Jones
What are the different forms we attribute to the Horned One?

Festival Drumming - Telling Point
Learn how to stay in the moment, good beats to know and bring your rhythm makers!

Magical Body Art - Michele Griffin
To include a very brief history of sacred and magickal body art, along with how to mix and apply henna, how to include essential oils in your henna mix to set your intention, how to use henna and body paint in magick

The Goddess of Love is *NOT* a bimbo - Laurelie Black
Too many people in contemporary society, including Neo-Pagans, have the unfortunate misconception that Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, is a fuzzy-brained, bleach blond who is only interested in satiating her own desires. They don’t see the inspiration for the arts, the protection of marriage, the quickening of fertility, or the motherly affection that are also her hallmarks. Sadly, many people are also closed off to her many pleasures and delights. In this workshop, Laurelei presents a deeper look at Aphrodite’s qualities through study of her myths, her many epithets and her Babylonian and Sumerian roots.
Connecting with the Horned One - Tye Lycos
Discussion exploring how we connect to different aspects of the Horned God and what our personal experiences have been when connecting with the Male Primal.
She Likes It On Top: Lilith as a Role Model for Feminine Empowerment 
- Natalie Black
Join Natalie Black for a discussion of the Goddess Lilith, who some say was Adam's first wife, and the first feminist. This lecture will cover the history and lore of Lilith from ancient Sumer to modern myth, and will discuss how Lilith can be used as a model for female sexual liberation. 

The Goddess and bringing forth the bounty - Cheryl Cotten

Journeying through the Darkness - Torcyr Nix
Working with the Horned God through mediation and facing the shadows within.

Our Haven/Pagan Jeaopardy - Natalie Black
Everyone's favorite game show with a Pagan twist 

Panel Discussion - How did you find your Horns?
A disccusion panel about how followers of the Horned Gods find their Path and what commits them to it.

Dancing the dream - Morgan Jones
Ecstatic worship is a hallmark of followers of the Horned God. Whether it be movement, song, or activity, how do you experience your religious ecstasy?
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