8th Annual Rochester Pagan Pride Day Festival
September 23th 2006 at Ellison Park 10-6:15pm
(with closing ritual to follow)
To speak, vend or otherwise be involved in RPPF 2005 please contact Local Coordinator Linda Hanley 598 Lake Rd. West Fork, Hamlin, NY - (585)964-2736 or Co-Coordinator Lisa Hutchings 374 North Ave, Greece, NY - (585) 721-8031.
Beverages provided - if you'd like - please bring a dessert to share. All are welcomed to attend. Come out and meet the Pagan Community - share your ideas with us and help plan RPPD 2006. If you are unable to volunteer to help - that's okay - come out anyway!
All of the below meetings with take place at Psychic's Thyme, 1344 University Ave., Suite 230, Rochester, NY unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: The May meeting for RPPD Planning has been cancelled due to: D&D/Psychic Faire being held on May 6th at Buckland Lodge and our participation in the Lilac Day Parade being held on Sat. May 13th. Please come out and support RPPD for both of these events.
NEXT MEETING: Friday, June 2nd 7:30PM
(meetings in July, August, and September are TBA)
ON SITE MEETINGS
Meetings in June, August, and September will be held on site at Ellison Park.
GAVIN AND YVONNE FROST
(The Frost's website)
Gavin Frost, BSc, PhD, DD
A Scorpio. Born, reared and formally educated in Staffordshire, England, Gavin had already built a successful career as an executive in the aerospace industry when he and Yvonne launched the Church and School of Wicca in 1968.
Since then, the two of them have become the world's most widely acclaimed Witches. More than 200,000 seekers have contacted them from every corner of the globe. They have appeared on behalf of their beloved Craft on national television's Phil Donahue Show, PM Magazine, and Tom Snyder's Tomorrow Show, as well as hundreds of local television and radio shows, and in newspaper and magazine articles throughout the country.
Gavin is among the most thoroughly trained and tried practitioners of the Craft on Earth. He learned his early Craft lessons in England and Wales, then progressed through grueling tests which rid Wiccans of the fear of death if they can endure the mental and physical agony (he did) in the cold, treacherous mountains of Bavaria.
To gain an even higher level of understanding, Gavin has worked extensively with Hindus, Haitians, Sikhs, Thais, Japanese, and Australian aborigines -- all in their own homelands.
He is one of the few western Witches to wear the old-fashioned initiation scar on his wrist, who is qualified to wear the Saffron Robe of the Zauberer in der Bayrischen Naehe, and Arch-Flamen of the Western Neighbourhood.
He and Yvonne have authored more than twenty-five definitive books on the occult including the worldwide bestseller, The Magic Power of Witchcraft, that have been published world-wide in five languages.
Yvonne Frost, AA, DD, Mensa
An Aries. Yvonne is one of the truly great healers, teachers, and practitioners of our time. Born in Los Angeles, Yvonne descends from two long lines of Witches reaching back many generations into the Cumberland Gap of Kentucky, and into Clan Gunn of Scotland.
She has added much to the already long and illustrious history of those Craft lines with her own unique healing talents.
She admits the principal reason for her involvement in the founding of the Church and School of Wicca was the opportunity to pass that knowledge along to others. Reports of healing success by thousands of students attest to just how effective Yvonne's teaching talents have been.
The normally outspoken Flamenca becomes suddenly shy and self-effacing when encouraged to discuss her success, admitting only that "I have made my life's mission the teaching of those who seek, and healing. I am fulfilled by teaching them to make their own lives and the lives of their loved ones more comfortable. That knowledge makes all those years of struggling and developing my Craft awareness well worth while."
Both Gavin and Yvonne have repeatedly proven their dedication to the Craft over the past three decades. They have often endured ridicule by the ignorant, and had bullets through their windows, in their utter commitment to bearing the Craft standard of truth around the world.
For more information on The Frost's please visit their website - HERE
Trish Telesco is the mother of three, wife, chief human to 5 pets, and a full-time professional author with numerous books on the market. These include the best selling Goddess in my Pocket, How to be a Wicked Witch, Kitchen Witch's Cookbook, Little Book of Love Magic, Your Book of Shadows, Spinning Spells: Weavng Wonders and other diverse titles, each of which represents a different area of spiritual interest for her and her readers.
Trish considers herself a down-to-earth Kitchen Witch whose love of folklore and world-wide customs flavor every spell and ritual. While her actual Wiccan education was originally self trained and self initiated, she later received initiation into the Strega tradition of Italy, which gives form and fullness to the folk magic Trish practices. Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being creative so that magic grows with you.
Patricia's books include: The Sexy Sorceress, Kitchen Witch's Guide to Brews and Potions, An Enchanted Life, 365 Goddess, A Charmed Life, Advanced Wicca, and many more.
For more information please visit Patricia's website - HERE
Rochester Pagan Pride Day presents...
Dessert & Divination/Psychic Faire
When: May 6th, 2006 ~ 3:00-9:00PM
Where: Buckland Lodge, 1341 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
Cost: $10.00 at the door, advance ticket sales at Psychic's Thyme, 1344 University Ave. Suite 230, Rochester, NY.
There will be vendors, psychics (using a variety of techniques - pendulums, Tarot, runes, palmistry) , lots of delicious desserts, beverages, and our famous Silent Auction (with lots of great donated items) .
We have also added used books for sale - all kinds of books at v-e-r-y reasonable prices.
Help support Rochester Pagan Pride Day 2006 by stopping by for a psychic reading, bidding on great items in our Silent Auction or buying a couple used books.
Directions: Buckland Lodge is located at Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 between Winton Rd. and S. Clinton Ave.. drive in to Buckland Park and all the way to the back of the park to the lodge ~ plenty of parking.
Phone: (585) 964-2736