A belief in magic as a means of influencing the world appears to have been common in all cultures. Some of these beliefs crossed over into emerging religions giving influence to their religious celebrations. Over time, religiously-based supernatural events (”miracles”) acquired their own flavor, separating themselves from standard magic. Some modern religions such as Wicca, NeoPagan, Asatru, or Heathenism embrace connections to magic, while others retain only echoes of their distant origins.
There has not been a conference for Pagans in the Houston area for over 30 years. Now is the time to change that.
The Houston metropolitan area has a wonderful, rich, and vast Pagan community which should be celebrated. The Houston Pagan Conference was started to not only bring this community together but to also bring forth ideas and discussions on various aspects of faith and practice.
Ideas that will be discussed at the conference may include:
~ Divinity's place in magic
~ Magic and its relationship to religion (various or single religion)
~ Magic as a conduit to the Divine
~ History of Magic
~ Foundations of Magic
~ Raven Grimassi
~ John Beckett
~ Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis
~ John R. Nelson
~ Debra Davis
This 2013 Pagan Conference is for those interested in the pagan approach to magic as an integral path to the divine. This will be the first pagan conference in the Gulf Coast area in over 30 years and is sponsored by Blackberry Circle, an eclectic Wiccan teaching coven located in Southeast Texas.
The conference will be held on May 18, 2013 at the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church in The Woodlands.
Check out our website for information about attending, vending, or sponsoring. www.houstonpaganconference.com