Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Festival 2017 – A Review of Revolution

The Wisdom of Trees
The Wisdom of Trees

So, I won’t play games with you, folks, or try to mince mine words. This is an example of shameless cross-promotion of both the 2017 Fox Valley Pagan Pride Day Music Festival and Deeply Rooted, an intentional off-grid Pagan Community.  It’s also a message to the Pagan community as a whole when it comes to working together.  When you think about the Pagan world, you think of the strong-willed individuals and vastly different mindsets that make uniting us all a great challenge. It really isn’t a challenge though when you think of the goal we’re all trying to accomplish.  Be it talented musicians, skilled artisans, crafty vendors, and communities who hold spiritual services and our hearts, we’re in this together. We’re Pagans and that’s exactly the message that Fox Valley Pagan Pride Day Music Festival embodies.

As Pagans, we are unified by the concept that our value is proved through our actions. It’s the actions of many individuals that came together and worked countless tiring hours to form this event. As I walked around, I could see fearsome Ravenhof’s presence in the form of Security and medics in case of emergency.  They are a dedicated group of individuals who strive to uphold all that makes Northern Tradition great and honorable. I watched as Coordinators of the event radioed and darted about ensuring that every guest, vendor, and performer was properly attended.

This year, we were treated to some very interesting musical talents, namely Celia Farran, Brian Henke, Random Fractions, and last but not least, Sentinel Grove. If you weren’t left swinging your hips or grooving to the music after these performances – it’s time to check your pulse! An assortment of vendors that carried everything from exotic rocks and gems to locally crafted goods were all too eager to answer questions about their products and give spiritual advice to those who were newly coming into Paganism.  A visible impression was left on anyone who roamed the grounds and listened to the wise words of readers coaching their clientele through personal challenges or given new ideas on alternative living/worship practices by communities such Deeply Rooted, the Protogrove of the Whispering Spirits (ADF) and our newest Pagan homeland to the north, Roots and Runes!

Say "hello" to my little friend!
Say “hello” to my little friend!

This year, it was my very first time to have not only the honor of attending the event but also a chance at helping spread the word of the community of Deeply Rooted to about 100 folks. I handed out fliers for Deeply Rooted, spoke to a wide-variety of individuals who each had something to teach me in the process. Indeed, I am a better Pagan for having met those folks even if we just spoke to each other about our unique paths and philosophical perspectives. I wandered around, unable to contain my curiosity at all that was going on around and watched interactions between people as they enjoyed a variety of musical styles, the company of fellow Pagans and the hidden treasures that awaited them in the vendor tents. You never knew who you were going to run into at the event!

There are a few individuals I’d like to bring your attention towards because not only did they take a flier and listen to me about Deeply Rooted, they each gave me their own genuine life experience and time. Let me honor that here and now in front of my Pagan Brothers and Sisters. Please click on the individual images to learn the story of behind the picture.  If anyone pictured below is interested in attending an event or hosting a workshop at Deeply Rooted, please see “Contact Us” in the menu above. Thank you!



Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Festival 2017

Merry Meet, friends! The sultry days of summer are now upon us and local festivals are in full swing to honor our Gods, Mother Earth and each other. Don’t miss out on exciting opportunities to network with other Pagans in different venues who offer many lessons vital to our personal growth. Members of Deeply Rooted are encouraged to attend and support the various activities that happen in the surrounding area as a way of diversifying ourselves and spreading awareness of our community. If you’re interested in attending the upcoming Fox Valley Pagan Pride Music Festival, you’re in for a real treat!

Immerse yourself in Pagan culture by finding new social connections, take a gander at a variety of vendors loaded with goods made by skilled craftsmen and enjoy the musical talents of independent Pagan performers.  If finding some new spiritual insights is an enticement to you, there will also be various psychic readers who will be happy to give you a new perspective on your spiritual progress. This year, July 22nd, 2017 Pierce Park in Appleton will be hosting the 5th Annual Pagan Pride Music Fest! So come on down, pull up a chair and enjoy the musical styling of Celia, Brian Henke, Sentinel Grove and Random Factions. We can’t wait to see you! Blessed Be!

Summer Update

Good morning all, just dropping a note here updating folks on general DR-ness. We have had record breaking rain this entire year and thusly the place is a wee bit on the wet side, more so than usual:-). The plant and animal activity has been way high as well with eagles, coyotes, bears, turkeys, song birds, ducks, cranes, rabbits, hawks, weasels, and a ton more critters rolling through the tremendous green growing from every square inch of the place. The apple and plum trees are growing quickly and had a cloud of blossoms in spring so should be a solid year for fruit. The ritual circles, shrines, and fairy grove are all delightfully overgrown as I hate taking a weedwacker to sacred space but that all have a very full active vibe to them as life is flowing(literally) through them. Come on out to see what the place is like here at the height of life and growth but know that the mosquitoes have taken advantage of all the rain and are rather hardcore most parts of the day. See ya soon!