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: Opening Ritual hosted by the Ones of Fire, a Chicago based Coven
Fire represents Will, and that’s exactly what we are working to realize. We are a group of witches dedicated to carrying out our Will through creative magical workings and honoring the passage of the seasons. Our rituals call upon the all-encompassing receptive and projective energy of the Universe. We will draw down this energy and ask it to manifest within each of us the face of the deity/deities with whom each participant aligns.
The opening ritual for Pagan Pride this year will lead everyone through the creation of a thought form designed to watch over the Pagan Pride celebrants for the duration of the event. We will program this thought form with happiness, protection, and peace, then let it carry out its influence throughout the day. Participants of this ritual will get the opportunity to explore energy work with larger groups of people and a sense of community and comradeship will develop as a result since everyone will be focusing on the same goal.
Main Ritual: 5:15pm-6:15pm
Description of The Artisans of the Third Path:
We are a collective of artists and artisans; of seekers and makers of magic. We reject the binary limits of male and female, straight and gay, good and evil. We embrace the spectrum of existence that flourishes between black and white. Our patron God, Dian y Glas, encourages us to celebrate life by living it and experiencing it to the fullest; to not waste time carefully selecting what we are and what we are not. Hecate, the Lady of the Cross Roads- the Lady of Consequence- reminds us that in not choosing, we have made a choice- and a statement.
The Artisans of the Third Path is a spiritual home for those who live in the twilight, the fringes; the hedge riders and the outliers. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for the working of magic that does not presume or prescribe any gender, racial, or sexual affiliation, and to work within our community and city to educate, advocate and expand understanding.