There will be two public rituals this year and a children’s ritual:

Children’s Ritual by Spiral Scouts: 2:30-3:30 pm booth


Opening Ritual:  11:15am-12:15pm

About: The Kindred in Earth-centered Spirituality (DUUCKIES)

The Kindred in Earth-centered Spirituality (DUUCKIES) is a Pagan, Earth-based spirituality group founded by members and friends of DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville IL and welcomes Seekers from a variety of different Paths including (but not limited to) Wiccans, Odinists, Animists, Witches, and Druids. We are an open and inclusive community, grounded in and guided by the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.”

Description of the Ritual:

Come together as we honor the energies from each Quarter, and offer an opportunity to rid ourselves of negative energies in order to make room for the positive energies we will receive during the afternoon together.

We will offer everyone a talisman (cleansed pebbles) to carry that openness and positive energy with them into the afternoon and we will close the ritual with a Spiral Dance.


Main Ritual: 5:15pm-6:15pm

About: Kindred Spirits from Yorkville, IL

Kindred Spirits Pagan Community can be the starting point of a lifelong voyage of self-discovery. Our belief is that the truth is within each person and through Community Events, Travel and Gatherings people can begin to understand who they truly are. Whether you are exploring your spiritual path, unfolding your creative talents or working on setting personal goals. We would like to welcome you to join the other kindred spirits that share your path. If you have found your way to this site it is by no accident. You were meant to arrive here. So gather your friends and perhaps meet some new ones, let us bring you together with other kindred spirits.

Description of the Ritual:
Join Kindred Spirits for the Chicago Pagan Pride closing ceremonies in which this year we address healing in the community through Magick. We are very excited to present “Triage.” What is hurting you? World events too much? Our government here at home, Our bodies with physical pain? Feelings that have perhaps isolated you from others. We propose that we identify where we feel it in our body, track it down and identify it. Then label it. Naming it makes it real and we can call energy into it. Armed with markers and kinesio tape, we will create sigils with the words and bandage it. Something wonderful tends to happen days later, as the bandage wears off and the ink presents itself, new words in a reverse order appear on the backside of the bandage. New words with possibly with new ideas about the pain or emotion that you didn’t previously have. New insight into an old problem. We have all written statement on paper and thrown it into a fire to get rid of it, but has that really worked? Didn’t that act need a little extra attention. When we are all done with attending to wounds, we will lead a Spiral Dance (slower moving) and reverse out of the dance to ground the energies of the day and send us off to our homes to take in the glow of the day!