Taliesin Govannon

Taliesin Athor Govannon has been a student of the occult for over 25 years, studying a potpourri of topics ranging from hauntings and poltergeists to UFOs, demonology, tarot, ceremonial magick and beyond. He has followed the path of Witchcraft for the past 18 years, partaking in everything from solitary practice to Celtic Traditional Craft; as well as leading a myriad of eclectic open circles along the way. Taliesin is currently High Priest of the Coven of Caer Ariarhod in Northeast Ohio. He is also a free-lance writer, author of In My Own Hand Of Write (available from Cafe Press), as well as a forthcoming book about Traditional Wicca for Solitaries.



Wiccan Shamanism

Few spiritual movements have gotten as much attention, or drawn as much interest, as Wicca and shamanism. Indeed, the amount published (for both good and bad) on both subjects has been staggering. More and more, people are being drawn towards both subjects simultaniously, though are unsure as to how to proceed. This just shows one of the failings of our modern "cookbook Pagan" culture...Wicca and shamanism aren't only compatible, but Wicca is, in fact, inherantly shamanic at it's core! In this workshop Taliesin will explore the shamanic roots of Wicca, and how to make your Wiccan practice show these roots.






Traditional Wicca For Solitaries (2 parts)

Presented with Willowe.

While once new and rebellious, Solitary Eclecticism is now the status quo in the Wiccan/Pagan movement. And yet, there is a renewed interest in the older Traditions..."Gardnerian", "Alexandrian", "Celtic Traditional" and the like. Some people see that these Trads have been around for over a half of a century and are curious to find out more. The trouble is, most of the information and ritual material available for Traditional Craft are geared exclusively around group/coven workings, making it difficult to adapt for people used to working alone.

In Part One of this workshop, Taliesin and Willowe will give a brief overview of the principles and ethics that serve as the base of Traditional Wiccan practice, and how one can adapt these time-honoured ideals to enrich and evolve solitary practice.

In Part Two, they go over classical Wiccan ritual basics, theology, and celebratory calendar, and how one can adapt these equally time-honoured ritual practices into a solitary framework.










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