Central Iowa Pagan Pride Saturday September 28th, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

549920_624210254260467_76379230_nWe will have Kerr Cuhulain as our guest speaker. Workshops by Dr. Janine Ambrose “Connecting to Animals” and Josh McIntyre on Blacksmithing. Musical guest Cheshire Moon. Skype guest are Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. Mystic Angels belly dance troupe and a puppeteer for the children and the bid kids too! Brotherhood of Steel (hopefully), raffle and Lynn Silverwolf Williams will be broadcasting live from his internet radio show!! Lots of readers, shopping vendors and fod vendors..Cheshire moon .free admission and bring a non-perishable food or animal item.

Autumn Equinox Gathering & Potluck

Saturday September 28th; starts at 7:00 pm and ends when the last person goes home.


In the Northern Hemisphere the Autumnal Equinox, occurs around September 23rd or 24th. It is also known as Michaelmas, Mabon, and Harvest Home.

In China the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is celebrated around the time of the September equinox. It celebrates the abundance of the summer’s harvest and one of the main foods is the mooncake filled with lotus, sesame seeds, a duck egg or dried fruit.

The Polish Feast of Greenery involves bringing bouquets and foods for blessing by a priest, then using them for medicine or keeping them until the following years harvest. The Roman celebration of the Fall Equinox was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things.

Traditionally, the Japanese marked the spring and fall Equinox with higan, a seven day period in which they remember their ancestors by visiting the family grave, cleaning the tombstone, offering flowers and food, burning incense sticks, and praying.

In Greek mythology fall is associated with when the goddess Persephone returns to the underworld to be with her husband Hades. It was supposedly a good time to enact rituals for protection and security as well as reflect on successes or failures from the previous months.

Then there is the tradition of gatherings at the changing of the seasons here at the Des Moines New Age Shop.

Bring a dish and join us as we break out the fire pit and share in the merriment of the welcoming another Autumn.