Past Events

Solstice Fest – June 12, 2022

Join Hills and Rivers as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as a local council of Covenant of the Goddess. We gather to mark the apex in solar power and the joy of gathering with friends new and old.

Join us at beautiful Rhoneymeade Arboretum (177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828) where you will enjoy our featured speakers, workshops, vendors, and entertainment.

You can connect to nature while exploring the walking paths through farmland, forest, gardens, meadows, as well as an arboretum and a sculpture garden.

10:00 – Vendors set up
11:00 – Opening Rite by J. “Navi” Sousa – “Feast of The Watchers (an interactive ritual encounter)”

12:00 – Intro to Hills and Rivers, local chapter of Covenant of the Goddess
“So you want to start a coven, circle, or grove… Where to begin.”

1:00 – “The Insensorium” – a lecture and make-and-take workshop on incense ritual by Holly D.

2:00 – “Setting a Rainbow Circle” – Creating LGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces in the Pagan Community by Collin W.

3:00 – “How to Access the Akashic Records” by Lady Annabelle

4:00 – “Yankadi and Makru, rhythms of seduction,” a djembe drumming workshop by Jeff D.

5:00 – Closing Rite by Sara Mastros “The Gate Opening Ritual of Hekate Thrice Great”

This event is FREE!

Donations will be accepted in exchange for raffle tickets. We will be giving away a large basket filled with many wonderful items and our vendors are donating items too.

BRING A CHAIR to enjoy our many lectures and workshops… and the beautiful surroundings.


Sara Mastros

Sara’s Books:

Orphic Hymns Grimoire…/dp/1733096175/

Big Book of Magical Incense

Sara’s Past Presentation Venues: Sacred Space, Between the Worlds, Changing Times/Changing Worlds, ADF Wellspring

Jonathan “Navi” Sousa – Jonathan (Navi) Sousa lives in SE Massachusetts. They describe themselves as “first, last, and always a priestex of the Goddess Diana, whom they serve through the initiatory framework of the Italian-Continental Traditionalist Craft. An aficionado of chai lattes, deep conversation, and angelic magic, Johnathan (Navi) is a published author with six books to their name.


A Star from Heaven: An Introduction to Angelic Magic

Classical Polytheism

Reflections in Diana’s Mirror

Wings of Light, Coils of Flame


WitchHeart: Essays in Traditional Craft Philosophy

Past Presentation Venues

Magika (store in Salem)

The Soul Purpose (store)

Charmed in New England (store)Las Cruces NM PPD

Southeastern MA PPD

Holly D. – Holly began her magical career when she joined Silver Circle of the Pennsylvania State University, one of the oldest college Pagan clubs in the country. Eventually, she found a calling to practice in the Golden Dawn tradition of ceremonial and ritual magic, and in 2007 she received initiation into a Temple of Ordo Stella Matutina. Since then, she has studied, practiced and taught many topics in the Golden Dawn tradition through her work with the OSM and through teaching private classes. Holly is also a founding member of Happy Valley Golden Wheel, a Pagan community group based in State College.

Collin W.

Collin is a Queer Pagan by fate and vocation. He is a Gaelic, Norse and Slavic Folk Pagan as well as co-host of the Crone’s Porch Podcast. Collin hails from upstate New York where he developed a taste for history, archaeology, and religion. He followed up on this interest by getting a degree in archaeology and anthropology which he promptly never used and has since focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. He currently works at a major U.S. university as a religious inclusion and diversity professional, and program coordinator with extensive experience in diversity-centered education and programming.

As a Pagan, Collin is committed to adapting ancient lore and lessons into a modern path that can accommodate Queer people and act as a flexible, evolving, culturally safe, and healing space for all. He has been doing this for 3 years and counting with Ian Shick, who together have founded a Gaelic, Slavic and Norse path unique to them. Collin has been active in the Queer community and Queer activism for 6 years, especially in Trans spaces and a Pagan community leader in two different states. Collin has a deep interest in helping Pagan community grow, adapt, be more inclusive, and increase his own knowledge of the Spiritual world. In his free time, Collin is a Games Master for friends and local community groups, an artist in pyrography and embroidery, and a gamer of little skill.

Lady Annabelle – Lady A. is the High Priestess of Hekate’s Wheel (formerly Grove of Gaia, a training coven located in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh with seven members, including apprentices, initiates and elders. Apprentices work toward initiation in an eclectic Wicca tradition, and learn the ways of ritual, power within, and spiritual leadership.

Lady Annabelle teaches workshops in Wicca, Shamanism, Women’s Mysteries, and Tarot, as well as special seminar offerings for the public.

Lady Annabelle is the current First Officer of Hills and Rivers, Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess

Jeff D. – Jeff has been playing music since age 5 including piano, guitar, bass, and West African djembe and djun djuns. He performs regularly in musical groups such as Dirty Agnes, Clark and Kobel, and Drums of West Africa.


Moon Raven Alley

An eclectic store of handmade magickal and curious goods. Dried herbs, oils, incense, candles, altar needs, divination, classes, counseling, clergy needs, artwork, decor, etc.

Sara Mastros

In addition to selling her books, Sara will be available for readings and consultations, as well as vending vintage books, one of a kind altar ware, and magical talismans.

Jonathan “Navi” Sousa

Copies of their books will also be available for sale.

The Crones Bothy

A brother-sister team of artists who create handmade crafts. Collin creates primarily Pagan religious art in pyrography and embroidery while Christina makes buttons, jewelry, and costume pieces from her experience in cosplay and the convention crowds. While small and informal, the Crone’s Bothy wishes to bring you simple, rustic, lovingly-made and meaningful arts for your enjoyment! Please stop by and check out our wares!

Mystic Sun Candles – Handcrafted candles and suncatchers

Metaphysics “A Spirited Space” – Lewistown, PA

Metaphysics ‘ A Spirited Space’ is your Local shop located in the center of PA and online worldwide. We seek to build a community and safe space to all paths and traditions. We offer classes, events, lectures, and training at our shop and slowly online. Additionally we offer a large and everchanging selection of Metaphysically and Spiritually significant items made by ourselves or one of over 20 individual craftspeople who consign through our shop. So not only do we have the staples carried by other shops of our type, we have a very unique and eclectic selection of items as well. Check out of website for the products and upcoming classes and events!

Gramarye Shoppe


Sara Mastros (see above)

Jonathan “Navi” Sousa (see above)

Metaphysics, “A Spirited Space” (see above)