Pagan Pride 2008

We extend our gratitude to John Otter, Photo Witch extraordinaire.

Dragon’s Cauldron was pleased to participate in the 2008 Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day.  In addition to being sponsors, we were honored to lead the Opening Ritual, create a Rites of Passage altar and to offer two workshops, Labyrinth Building and Reclaiming Witchcraft 101.

We opened the day’s festivities, with the song, “I Am.”

Our intention was that: “We acknowledge the gifts of the Elemental Guardians and Divine Allies who support us as we proudly celebrate the unified spirit of our many paths.”

Our Rites of Passage Altar celebrated the story of Vasilisa and the Baba Yaga.

Once again this year, Wren teaches and guides the building of the labyrinth, creating sacred space for all festival attendees to share throughout the day.  (For pictures from the 2007 offering, click here.)

Meanwhile, over at the Dragon’s Cauldron Table . . .

. . . then, a quiet moment . . .

. . . before the next wave of Witches stops by!

The music was delightful this year, thankfully, since it was just across the road from us.

Blessed with perfect weather and peaceful energy, everywhere you looked there was magic!

The good magic continues to flow forward:

There were over 1100 attendees, shattering last year’s record.

And we raised 1,245 POUNDS OF FOOD! That’s enough food for 1,048 MEALS!

Plus there were double the expected number of pints of blood donated for the Rex Hospital Blood bank.

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