Sunday, March 21, 2010

Milwaukee Ostara Festival

Milwaukee Ostara Festival
Date: Sunday March 28th 2010 10AM to 8PM
Location: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport & Convention Center – Grand Ballroom
4747 South Howell Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

Welcome Spring! (Ignore the snow outside)
You have been hearing about Ostara Festival for months now, and we are just a
week away. Since the countdown is on, we thought it was well past time we
released the schedule for the day. Check the schedule to find your favorite

This is an all day event with live entertainment, children and family friendly
activities, great presenters and a wide variety of vendors. So come check it

Special thanks to Water Street Bridge for performing at Ostara Festival!

Water Street Bridge

Separately these music veterans are known as Jocko Voxo, Mavpotchka, Nox and
Goater. Together they're turning heads, changing minds and carving out a new
genre of acoustic music. Blending Celtic, Americanna, Gypsy, Blues, Folk,
Slavic, Creole and Jazz music they create a sound that is uniquely Water Street
Bridge and can only be described as Garage Celtic, Pseudo-Slavic,
Electro-Magically Eclectic Acoustic.

Brandishing an impressive arsenal of musical instruments (including guitar,
resonator guitar, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, viola, pennywhistle, squeeze box,
harmonica, bongos, doumbek, agogo, washboard, djembe, tupon and bodhran - just
to name a few) they bring new life to tales of old, old sounds to modern tales
and twisted takes on tales never meant to be told.

This AIN'T your mommas folk music. Anything can happen, and usually includes a
heaping Gumbo of Celti-Slavi-World-i-Cana, with plantains.

Ostara Schedule

10:00 AM
Ancient Celtic Religions, Rev. Kirk Thomas (ADF / Cherry Hill Seminary)
Muggle & Magick Manners, Valley Crone
Effective Chanting Techniques, Kassandra (
Intro to Hand Drums, Greg Dickenson

Tales of Myth & Lore (Kids Area), Rev. Peter Hertzberg (Correllian Nativist
Chakras, Alchemy & Spiritual Transformation, Mark Mandrake (Chicago Pagan
Healing with Crystals, Diane Bloom (Free Spirit Crystals)

Childhood Games As Basis for Rituals, Joshua Wetzel - Author of the Paradigmal

Opening Ritual, ADF Travelling Clergy Program & Twisted Tree Protogrove

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Pagan Orthodoxy, Wade (Deeply Rooted)
Deosil - The Fairy Godmother (Kid's Area)
Elemental Magick - Using the Energy Theory of Magick, Frater Barrabbas Author of
The Disciple's Guide to Ritual Magick: A Beginner's Introduction to the High Art
The Divine Feminine in Myth & Legend, Betty Pound (Inner Well Reiki)

Water Street Bridge (

Kabbalah: A History Introduction, Johnny Rapture (
Children's Ritual (Kid's Area)
Seeds of Hope: Sustainability in Africa, the Caribbean and Americas, Stephanie
Rose Bird Author of "Big Book of Soul"
Power & Structure: Leadership for Healthy Community, Shauna Aura

Heathenry 101: What is Asatru?, Phyllis Steinhauser (The Troth)
Wizard Wandmaking Workshop (Kid's Area), Mark Mandrake (Chicago Pagan
Singing the Soul Home: A Celtic Style Group Soul Retrieval, Drake Spaeth, PsyD
(Earth Traditions)
Writing Pagan Liturgical Devotional Poetry, Ruby Sara

Closing Ritual, Shauna Aura & Milwaukee Community

P'Ostara Reception (Social & Meet the Team Unwinding Mixer), Sponsored by
Fritz's Pub

Free Spirit Crystals
Kait Ryan
Amy Wilde
Paul Hutto
Moonwise Herbs and Brooms
Readings By Rhoda
Dragon's Eye Artistry
Brett d'Arras
The Falcons Mew
Healing Creations
Dragon's Fire Creations
JoyStone Creations
Arkayn Leatherworks
Milwaukee Reiki
Healing Traditions, llc
Christina Ward Creatures
Glass Goddess Jewelry
Barefoot Books
Mary Lee Agnew
Tarot Tree
Juice Plus
Abundant Life Superfoods / Amazon Herb Company

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