Just writing up a brief note on how our first major fall event went this past Saturday. There was a good turn out for this brand new event and everyone who attended seemed to be having a great time meeting new friends and catching up with old accquaintences. Our workshop presenters did a wonderful job engaging the audiences and facilitating group discussions on such topics as “Metaphysical Shielding: Interactive,” “The Goddess Hekate,” “Trance Journeying,” “History of Samhain,” and “Perceptions vs. Reality: Paganism and Witchcraft.”
Our raffle and bake sale were great successes and really helped raise money for our student group. I want to give a big thanks again to all of the local shops and individuals who donated items for this cause!
A Samhain ritual was graciously led by Rev. Peter and Rev. Brenda of the Northern Lakes Temple. It was a special treat to be able to participate in this observance as Rev. Peter and Rev. Brenda provided a warm and welcoming ritual environment within which to celebrate this holiday.
Now to discuss the dance…I filled in at the last moment for DJ Whimsy due to his family emergency. That being said, he is one awesome DJ and he agreed to let me borrow his equipment and provide the music for our dance. He and I have been friends for some time now, and he’s given me a lot of mentoring on how to be a great DJ. I received a lot of positive feedback from the crowd on the music selection, and I will include a playlist for any interested people in this post. If you have the opportunity to come and celebrate with us next year, please do so! Any questions about the PSF Witches’ Ball? Just ask!
Witches’ Ball Dance Playlist (not in actual order of play)
Hagalaz Runedance Seeker Divine; Wake Skadi
The Moors The Snake That Coils Within; Dve Nevesti
Hedningarna Brother; Raven
Eivør Pálsdóttir Trollabundin (Tyler, I think this is one you asked about)
SJ Tucker Firebird’s Child
Faith and the Muse Arianrhod
Siouxsie and the Banshees Cities in the Dust; Spellbound
The Crüxshadows Cruelty; Deception
Helium Vola Selig
E Nomine Vater Unser
The Dreamside Spin Moon Magic; Open Your Eyes
Sisters of Mercy Temple of Love
Collide Wings of Steel
Gossamer Hollow Eyes, Hollow Soul
Pulcher Femina Obsession
Blutengel Angels of the Dark
Qntal Ecce Gratum
Concrete Blonde Bloodletting
Gil Scott-Heron Me and the Devil
Hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do!