Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is a renowned Wizard and elder in the worldwide magickal community. In 1962, he co-founded the Church of All Worlds, a Pagan church with a futuristic vision, and he has been involved in the founding of several other major groups and alliances. First to apply the terms "Pagan" and "Neo-Pagan" to the newly emerging Nature Religions of the 1960s, and through his publication of Green Egg Magazine (1968-2000), Oberon was instrumental in the coalescence of the modern Pagan movement. In 1970, he had a profound Vision of the Living Earth which he published as an early version of "The Gaia Thesis." Oberon is the primary artist of The Mythic Images Collection (www.MythicImages.com), producing beautiful altar figurines of Gods, Goddesses, and mythological creatures. His first book is Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard (New Page Books, 2004). He is Founder and Headmaster of the online Grey School of Wizardry (www.GreySchool.com). Living in NorCalifia, Oberon is lifemate to Morning Glory and senior member of the Ravenheart Family.

Create Your Own Goddess

Oberon's most popular workshop. Working with special air-drying clay (provided by festival), you will learn the proportions and techniques for sculpting an original Paleolithic Matrika in the authentic style of the famous so-called Stone Age “Venuses.” You will come away with a wonderful votive figurine for your own altar, and learn how to make more for friends and coveners. Confuse the Hades out of future archaeologists!

Esoteric Education: Restoring the Wonder

Panel with Oberon Zell -Ravenheart, Skip Ellison, Xyaida, others. Once upon a time, education was imbued with a mystique of learning arcane lore and forbidden knowledge. The earliest schools were schools of Wizardry—such as Plato’s Academy in Athens , and the Pythagorean Mystery School . Today there are many correspondence courses and online schools of Witchcraft, Magick, and Wizardry—such as the Church and School of Wicca , Witch School , the Grey School of Wizardry, Real Magick School , and Cherry Hill Academy . What do such schools have to offer that cannot be found in the public education system? And is it really possible to learn magick online? What are the differences between Witches, Magicians, and Wizards—and what kind of training do they each require? Learn about the Grey School ’s system of color associated with each of the Wizard’s paths. Where did these come from and how are they taught? What color of Wizardry are you most attracted to, and how can you go about learning it?

Paganism in the Third Millennium

The two thousand years allotted by their own mythos for the reign of Christianity has now ended. After an Age-long exile, Paganism is returning to the world. The recent Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies are only a few ways in which the new Pagan renaissance is impacting the popular culture--especially the next generation. Joseph Campbell said it is time for a new myth that includes the whole Earth and everyone on it. Paganism and the Gaia Thesis offer such an all-embracing mythos. This Millennium can be ours, if we can seize the day. Drawing upon 43 years’ experience as a group founder, magazine publisher, presenter and leader in the worldwide Neo-Pagan community, Oberon leads an informal interactive forum-style discussion concerning our identity as modern Pagans, our history, and our future. Come prepared with questions to raise, issues to discuss, ideas to present, visions to offer.

















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