July 19 – 22
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Join us for a weekend of community, learning, creativity and connecting with the outdoors.
This event is open to all Druid, Heathen, Pagan and other open-minded guests.
With presentations by
Workshops and activities are suitable for children and adults!
Limited cabin beds are available – $50 additional for the weekend
Children under 15 years and under are free. Food plan fees still apply.
Meal Plans must be reserved by July 10th.
Please pay Sierra Madrone for your registration and food plan fees.
You can pay with your Credit Card of PayPal Account at
Meals are catered by Pipin’ Hot Smokers BBQ
Have questions? Interested in vending at the event?
Send an email to ADFNWEvents@gmail.com.
Jean (Drum) Pagano
The current ADF Archdruid as well as a Senior Priest in ADF. He is a frequent contributor to Oak Leaves and he honors the Earth Mother and Manannan mac Lir in his daily workings. He is a poet and a writer and the author of Arise from Vapours, Willow Flow, and A Tree for the Earth Mother, all available at amazon.com.
Building a Devotional Practice with Land, Sea, and Sky:
Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This workshop will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realm, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky. Lunar-based devotional practices will also be discussed. Devotional scripts will be distributed, but there will also be an opportunity to write and offer scripts by class participants.
Jason Mankey is a Wiccan¬-Witch, writer, and wanna¬be rock and roller. He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada. Jason is the author of “The Witch’s Athame” and “The Witch’s Book of Shadows,” both for Llewellyn publications (with more books to come!). He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead two local covens. Because they don’t want to be outnumbered, Ari and Jason only have two cats.
Building the Cone of Power
Most Witchcraft books reference “building the cone of power” but what exactly is the cone of power and how do a group of Witches, Druids, or Pagans effectively build one together? Explore the ins and outs of raising energy, along with how to cast a powerful circle in order to create truly memorable and powerful ritual experiences. This workshop combines the history, theory, and the hands on of building of a cone of power in one concise package. Come ready to raise some energy and learn some new tricks!
All About Cernunnos
Over the last fifty years, Cernunnos has become one of the most recognizable faces of the “Horned God” in Modern Paganism. But what was his worship like in ancient times and what do we really know about him from that period? In this workshop, we’ll get “between the antlers” and explore all things Cernunnos, from his time as the “Supreme Deity of Gaul” to how he’s worshipped and honored in the Modern World.
Katrina & Eric Rasbold
Katrina & Eric Rasbold work as professional bruja and brujo, as well as HooDoo practitioners. Their background is in Wicca and Conjure traditions and they are the founders of the CUSP spiritual path. Each holds a Ph.D. in Religion and have been active in the Sacramento Pagan Community for more than twenty years. They are featured speakers at Pantheacon in San Jose, and at PanGaia Festival and at the Sacramento Pagan Pride Harvest Festival. Over the past five years, they have published more than thirty-five books, all available on Amazon.com. They currently teach free classes at LightWeavers Academy in Citrus Heights, California. Katrina teaches a comprehensive class series on Brujería once a month at the same venue. Their YouTube classes are enormously popular and they make their own magical products offered both at LightWeavers Academy and in their online store, Two Sisters Botánica (www.twosistersbotanica.com).
The Magic of Devotional Candles
The magical nature of fire and candles prevails throughout most established religious practices throughout history. This class explores the dressing, blessing, and use of glass encased devotional candles, as well as how to “read” the glass post-burn to determine how well the Gods received the petition and identify any obstacles to the success of the work.
Seasonal Moments: Accountability to the Gods
Using the sabbats as pivotal moments in the year to turn the wheel is common in Pagan practice. This class covers the leverage point of each sabbat and discusses how we can use those times to foster a stronger relationship to our Gods and create a more accountable life while here on this earth.
Sarah grew up in a rural Eastern Canadian community and always loved nature and plants. When she moved to California she started to study herbal medicine and integrated it into her daily life. Through her studies, she has learned how useful and dangerous plant medicine can be. She feels she will always be a student but wishes to share her knowledge with those who want to learn so anyone can benefit from this knowledge, and understand how to combine it safely with western medicine.
Herbalism 101: The Budding Herbalist
Plant medicine is as old as humanity itself, and though old, can be useful in many situations in modern times. The old ways are coming back, but many people don’t dig deep in the research of the plants they use, opening the chance to possibly harm themselves. This class aims to give you the proper tools to help make a plan with plants and learn how we can use them in harmony with modern medicine. Twelve easy to access and useful plants will be covered in this class. Samples will be available to see, smell and taste. Preparation styles and recipes will be shared.
JoHanna Hill is an artist, writer, educator, and mother based in the Salinas Valley. She was the President of the Pagan Alliance for nearly a decade and during that time organized a wide variety of events for the Pagan Community. She has been awarded the Hart & Crescent Award by Covenant of the Goddess for her service to Pagan children and youth. She has published work on Ancestor Worship.
Fairy House Construction for smaller humans:
This hands-on workshop will allow children to build their own fairy house for taking home. Small found objects can be included, but house supplies are limited.
Altar Building & Ancestor Worship Workshop:
An altar is a physical focus for prayer and communication with spirit and a powerful way to call magic and change into your life. In this workshop, we will be specifically be looking at the spirits of our ancestors and how best to arrange and work with them. Complex historical relationships and internal strife will be considered as well.
Menu Provided by Pipin’ Hot Smokers
Potluck with hot links/mild Italian sausage and Portobello mushrooms provided by host
Breakfast burritos (bacon or meatless); Hotcakes (upon request); Assorted granola bars; Assorted yogurts; Assorted cereals; Fresh Fruit; Coffee; Tea
Sandwich fixings; Salad; Chips; Snacks and fruit (available all day)
Spaghetti with marinara sauce (meat on the side); Seasonal vegetables; Salad; Dinner rolls
Breakfast burritos (beef or meatless); Hotcakes (upon request); Assorted granola bars; Assorted yogurts; Assorted cereals; Fresh Fruit; Coffee; Tea
Sandwich fixings; Salad; Chips; Snacks and fruit (available all day)
Beef brisket (Portobello mushrooms as a veggie option); Grilled potatoes; Seasonal vegetables; Salad; Dinner rolls
Eight Winds is organized by the Northwest Region of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF) and, as such, has a strict anti-discrimination policy. Staff and attendees can expected to be treated with respect no matter what their race, color, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, level of ability, theology, or any other category that may be used to discriminate against any group of individuals. Any discrimination- or hate-oriented language or behavior will be considered discrimination.
Staff and attendees are also responsible for their own behavior and interactions. Any attendees who are found discriminating against other attendees or staff members, or who break the rules of the campsite or the event may be removed from the event. Any staff members who are found discriminating against attendees or staff members, or who break the rules of the campsite or the event will be subject to discipline by AD