What do you wish for?

Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

CAYA and CAYA-related Events at PantheaCon 2016

Here’s a list of events happening at PantheaCon this year which are hosted by CAYA or groups affiliated with CAYA, or which feature members of CAYA or people or groups who are friends of CAYA!  CAYA is helping to put on Hexenfest this year, so we are also holding some events in the Hexenfest Suite. And we heartily support participation in this year’s Blood Drive!

I have colour-coded the event listings:
Events hosted by CAYA or groups affiliated with CAYA
Events featuring members of CAYA
Events in the Hexenfest Suite - Room 1067
Events hosted by or featuring people or groups who are friends of CAYA
Blood Drive

Thursday, February 11


San Jose/Santa Clara: All Pagans and Polytheists Meet Up


Friday, February 12


Carmel/ Monterey: The Many Faces of the Celts: a meetup and roundtable discussion

Boardroom: Counseling Skills 101


Pine: Warding and Ritual Safety

Silicon Valley: Working with Ancestors: Getting Started with Ancestor Reverence


Silicon Valley: Facets of Hermes
Pandemos (includes Hannah Storyteller)


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Aphrodisiac Cocktail Party
Come As You Are Coven


Cedar/ Pine: The Sacrament of Hecate Triodia
Black Rose Witchcraft (includes Aurora Rose)


Come As You Are Coven

Fir: Dungeons and Discordians: Vault of the Greyface
Discordian.com (includes Hannah Storyteller)

Saturday, February 13


Cedar/Pine: A Ritual of Awakening
Reclaiming (includes Root)


Boardroom: Charming the Tarot: Casting Charms with the Tarot for Divination

Fir: Black Lives Matter: Restorative Justice for Healing and Change


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Hoodoo Salon

Reclaiming Suite (Room 1051): Queer Lunch MeetUp


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Songs of CAYA
Come As You Are Coven


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Love Notes to the World

San Jose/ Santa Clara: Alliances in Activism


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Meet the Wild Hunt

7:00- 8:30PM

San Martin/ San Simeon: Gender Diverse Pagans: Inclusivity or Hospitality?
A group of gender diverse pagans (including Jaina Bee)

Oak: Sharon Knight and Winter Live Show


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Pirate Party


Cedar/ Pine: Crossroads of Memory: A Trance Dance Ritual
Mage of Machines (with participation from several members of CAYA)

Sunday, February 14


San Simeon: Salon d'Aphrodite


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Tarot Salon
HiC & Charlie


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Astro Salon



Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Sigils as Magical Art


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Hecate Devotional


San Martin/ San Simeon: Baba Yaga Wild Witch of the Woods


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Devotional Crafting with Nature Objects
Meadowlark and CAYA Sprouts


Hexenfest Suite (Room 1067): Crystal Visions Salon


Cedar/ Pine: Mythpunk Concert Pt 2: Pandemonaeon Live Concert


San Juan/ San Carlos: Mother of the New Time

San Martin/ San Simeon: Lokasenna

Golden Gate Kindred  (includes Aurora Rose)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Events on the Horizon for February 2016 and beyond - Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your calendars for:

Goddess Brigid Poetry Challenge
with Yeshe Rabbit
January 31-February 28

Red Tents in Every Neighborhood Global Summit
with Deanna L’am and many guest speakers
February 1-21

Animal Totems
Art Reception for Michael Rohner
Tuesday, February 2, 6:00-8:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Tale of the City: The Story of Urban Rebirth
Thursday, February 4, 5:30-8:30PM
The Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street, Old Sacramento

Sacred Intimacy and Erotic Arts: Introducing Tantra
with Evalena Rose
Friday, February 5, 6:45-10:00PM
LoveJourney Temple, RSVP for address, Sebastopol
$25 per person or $40 per pair

Conceived and performed by Christian Cagigal
Friday, February 5, 7:00PM and 9:00PM
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco
see website for ticket information

Sacramento Museum Day
Saturday, February 6, 10:00AM-5:00PM
see website for list of participating museums

South Bay Circles Imbolc
with The San Jose Pagan and Magick Meetup Group
Saturday, February 6, 1:30PM
private home, RSVP for address, Palo Alto
$10-$15 suggested donation, please bring a potluck item

Community Seed Imbolc Ritual
Saturday, February 6, 2:00-5:00PM
Masonic Temple, 828 N. Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz
suggested donation of $8-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds
for more information, call 831-469-0336 or e-mail info@communityseed.org

Downtown Martinez Wine and Chocolate Stroll
Saturday, February 6, 2:00-5:30PM
Downtown Martinez, Alhambra Avenue at Marina Vista, Martinez

Accelerator: A Gala Celebration of Art and Community
in support of The Flight Deck
Saturday, February 6, 6:00-11:00PM
The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland

PlaceMaking Workshop
with 13 Moon CoLab
Sunday, February 7, 1:00-4:00PM
Gill Tract Farm, San Pablo Avenue at Buchanan Street, Albany

Selkie Or, When I Look At The Ocean I Feel Like I Belong
presented by Rising Phoenix Repertory
and Weathervane
Tuesdays-Sundays, February 9-24,
Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:00PM, Sundays 5:00PM
Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco

Shoemaking Class
with Michael Ismerio
Thursday-Sunday, February 11-14
David Yearsley River Heritage Center, Steamer Landing Park,
6 Copeland Street, Petaluma
sliding scale $375-$450 includes all materials and tool usage
pre-registration required, space is limited.
To register, e-mail Michael at michael.ismerio@gmail.com

Blood Drive PantheaCon 2016: Find the Hero In You
Friday-Sunday, February 12-February 14, 10:00AM-2:00PM
DoubleTree, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

PantheaCon 2016: Change Makers
Friday-Monday, February 12-15 (President's Day Weekend)
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
see website for registration information

Watch this space next week for a list of CAYA and CAYA-related events at PantheaCon!

River Otters!
Saturday, February 13,
Open House 10:00AM-3:00PM, Presentation 3:00-4:30PM
Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
Open House Free, Presentation $10

One Billion Rising: Rise for Revolution
a V Day Event
Sunday, February 14
see website to find local events or register your own event

World Sound Healing Day
Sunday, February 14, 12:00PM

Permaculture from the Inside Out Meet and Greet
with 13 Moon CoLab
Sunday, February 21, 6:00-8:00PM
The Share Exchange, 529 4th Street, Santa Rosa

Lunar New Year Festival at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Saturday, February 27, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland

Chinese New Year Parade - Year of the Fire Monkey
Saturday, March 7, 5:15-8:00PM
San Francisco’s Chinatown
see website for parade route and viewing locations