Feeling the itch for something new or a need to reach out to others? This is the perfect time of year for it! As a solitary, it is vital to reach out to others, make an effort to connect and find a few like-minded individuals to share understanding smiles with. The month of June is a time for many Pagan festivals across the United States. Take some time out -even if it is just a day or two and weave some wonderful connections -or at least enjoy yourself! That is exactly what I plan to do.
In 2010 I attended my first Pagan festival PSG (Pagan Spirit Gathering). Although a week long event, I attended only for the weekend. It left an awesome, memorable impact that inspired me for years to come. I found myself basking with friends in the river, watching the fire spinners with fascination and dancing to the drums around the fire until dawn. How wonderful it was to feel so deeply connected to my tribe and others of like-mind.
In 2015, I discovered the Pagan Picnic in St. Louis. This event came packed with many different vendors. I was fortunate to come across one vendor who sold wood burned binders -perfect for the shadow book that grows with you. H. Byron Ballard, writer of Staubs and Ditchwater, was one among many authors who visited and I cannot leave out the wonderful music by S.J. Tucker and Omnia. As if that isn’t the cherry on top of the cake? The event is completely free save for a some fuel and a picnic basket!
I’ve recruited a friend and we are headed up to St. Louis. Of course, I’ll be staying Friday night in ole St. Louie in order to get a good head start to the gate. I’ll hit day number two for this three day event and enjoy the time looking around for old friends, new vendors and yummy food. So load up your little ones (if you have them), pack up the car and head out to this year’s Pagan Picnic at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis Missouri and I’ll see you there!