Workshops 2013
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Connecting with the Elements:
A Guided Meditation
Connect and bond with the elements. Become aware of them in your everyday life. They are all around us waiting to be acknowledged.
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life that we sometimes take for granted with the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
Step into this meditation & clear your mind from your every day thoughts & embrace the magic that is all around us.
Feel the wind upon your face, feel the raindrops, feel the heat on a hot summer day & know that the elements are touching
 your spiritual being. Connect with them, awaken and embrace the elements here in this guided meditation and carry them with you into your every day life.

workshop presenter to be announced.


Workshop with Edain McCoy

Reconnect with your spiritual core

This workshop is aimed at Witches who feel overwhelmed by the demands of life. In this common struggle it's easy for anyone to disconnect with the spiritual core of who and what were are. We will discuss and learn techniques to help re-ground us and re-connect us with the Divine in ways
that are fit in busy lives, but still do the job of lifting us up when we're down.

Author Bio:
Author Edain McCoy became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983. Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first introduced to Kaballah, or Jewish mysticism. Since that time, she has studied a variety of magickal paths including Celtic, Appalachian folk magick, and Curanderismo, a Mexican-American folk tradition. Today, Edain is part of the Wittan Irish Pagan tradition, where she is a priestess of Brighid and an elder. An alumnus of the University of Texas with a BA in history, she is affiliated with several professional writer's organizations and occasionally presents workshops on magickal topics or works individually with students who wish to study Witchcraft. This former woodwind player for the Lynchburg (VA) Symphony claims both the infamous feuding McCoy family of Kentucky and Sir Roger Williams, the seventeeth-century religious dissenter, as branches on her ethnically diverse family tree. In her "real life," Edain works as a licensed stockbroker. Edain is the author of fifteen books, including Bewitchments; Enchantments; and her most recent release, Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring. Titles by Edain McCoy:

* Past-Life & Karmic Tarot
* Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement
* Ostara: Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring
* Spellworking for Covens: Magick for Two or More
* The Witch's Coven: Finding or Forming Your Own Circle
* Astral Projection for Beginners
* Magia y belleza: Encantos y pócimas para crear rituales mágicos
* If You Want to be a Witch: A Practical Introduction to the Craft
* Advanced Witchcraft: Go Deeper, Reach Further, Fly Higher
* A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk: Reclaiming Our Working Relationship with Invisible Helpers
* Celtic Women's Spirituality: Accessing the Cauldron of Life
* Celtic Myth & Magick: Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses
* Sabbats: A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways


Workshop with Sharon Cyboron

Herbs to Prepare us for the Coming Winter

Samhain is a time for preparing for the winter to come. For one hour we will
discuss herbs and foods that can prepare us for the coming cold and flue season and
how better to prevent and hasten recovery of those colds and flues. We will learn
how the herbs and foods are used, their medical properties and their history and

Sharon Cyboron is a second generation Connecticut Artist, trained by her mother in
oil painting, sketching, and photography. Sharon later trained in pottery and
sculpture and attended the University of Connecticut, where she attained a Batchelor
of Arts in English Literature with related work in Puppetry. She has been studying
and using herbs for over twenty-two years and has taught several classes and
workshops on all aspects of herbs and plants. Sharon’s Artwork can be found in
stores around Connecticut, at Festivals, or at along with
some of her green recipes.


Workshop with
Renee Murphy

History of witches as Healers
Come listen to a little story telling of the way it was way back when there were
nurses, midwives and healers with bare essentials. The Oral traditions and the
metamorphosis to current day matters will give one a sense of past, present and
future. We are here! What is available today and the use of a new modern day make
over disguised as something recreational. Experience some aroma’s as if to please
the palate of a connoiseur tasting wine only with Olfactory exploration and tickle
your imagination. Learn of the highly medicinal qualities and multi-uses. Knowledge
is power and magic is afoot.
Renee Murphy LPN, LMT, L.Est Healer/EducatorEmeraldtablettherapeutics.comdoTerra 338-8469


workshop with
Cindi Sansone-Braff

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Life after Death

Join Cindi for this fun, enlightening, and entertaining workshop, in which she will share what she has learned about life, love, and the Hereafter from talking with the dead. Bring your questions, and learn how you can hone your psychic gifts. You will definitely leave knowing that death ends a life, but not a relationship.

Visit Cindi’s web site at:

Contact her by phone at: 631-475-4266
Email her at:
Her Radio Show:, Thursdays at 7pm EST.

Cindi Sansone-Braff is a professional entertainer, relationship coach, Tarotherapist, and psychic/medium with more than fifteen years experience. She is also the author of Grant Me a Higher Love: How to Go from the Relationship from Hell to One that’s Heaven Sent by Scaling The Ladder of Love. Newsday has recommended her as one of the top psychic/mediums on L.I. She was named Best Psychic 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the Long Island Press. She was the featured guest on
Cablevision’s Neighborhood Journal.

Cindi Sansone-Braff, The Romance Whisperer, is a relationship coach and the author of the spiritual, self-help book, Grant Me a Higher Love: How to Go from the Relationship from Hell to One that’s Heaven Sent by Scaling The Ladder of Love. She was also recommended by Newsday as one of the top psychic/mediums.She was also named Best Psychic 2010 by the Long Island Press.
Listen to her live radio show:


workshop With Llium Stregormir Hernson

Runes and Rune Magic Workshop
• History of the Runes
• Rune Lore
• Runes in Divination
• Runes and Bind Runes
• Modern Rune Magic

The Elder Futhark, ancient Runes of the Norse tradition, have been a
part of divination techniques for many centuries longer than Tarot, one
of the most widely used tools available today, and how both together can
be a powerful combination. But the significance of Runes doesn't end
with divination. Runes can be used in ritual, in spells, healing and
more. This workshop will demonstrate the versatility of Rune Work, how
it can be used with many other traditions.

Llium Stregormir Hernson
Llium is a solitary witch who has been studying Runes for over 30 years,
and currently teaches Runes and Rune Magic, an eight week course in the
history, lore, divination practices and magical uses of runes, at the
Silver Broom Ministries in Sayville, NY. His study has included the
Norse, Celtic, Wiccan and Neo Pagan traditions, as well as some
non-traditional influences.

With decades of experience in graphic arts and Tarot, he recently
completed his first Tarot Deck called "Rune Tarot" which will be
featured at the Rune Magic Workshop, and available for purchase. This is
a pairing of Tarot and Runes in a unique and vivid 78 card Tarot deck
that offers traditional imagery, suitable for beginners and experienced
readers alike.

Contact Information
Llium S. Hernson


Qumran Taj

“Transforming Your Life
With Practical Magick”

This fascinating “How-To”
class delivers specific ways and means to use practical magick to
help manifest your life plans and projects. The program will answer
many questions that will help demystify the magickal process and make
it accessible to even novice practitioners. Mr. Taj, a practicing
wizard and expert magician, will clearly demonstrate how to cleverly
apply magickal power in our everyday, mundane routine. This class
will describe techniques that can help us stay connected to our CORE

Qumran Taj is recognized as an authority on psychic
phenomenon, spirituality, Wicca and Witchcraft.For
over 20 years Qumran or “Q,” as he is known to family and
friends, has served as a professional psychic and Tarot reader,
teacher, writer and mentor. He
has produced
many seminars and classes, authored publications on the Tarotand
also companion workbooksto
accompany his classes. He authored a
guided meditation on CD entitled “The
Hidden Forest”featuring his
own originalmusic and voice narration. Qumran's writings,
quotes and personal interviews have been published in respected New
York magazines such as The
Villageand Creations,books,
newspapers such
asNewsdayand The
Long Island Pressto
name a few.He was also interviewed
for the film docu-drama "Montauk Chronicles"directed
by Christopher P. Garetano. Mr.
Tajwas featured in an extended FIOS TV segment entitled “The
more information about “Q” visit his website at

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