Samhain Symposium








Lily of the Light proudly presents our first annual Samhain Symposium. Join us for a full day of Pagan workshops with a sprinkle of spirituality, a psychic gallery, outdoor ritual. There will also be a unique mix of vendors, readers and healers, including tarot readings, reiki, artisan candles, and more. And don’t forget there will be psychic mediums present delivering messages from the Universe and lost loved ones during the gallery reading. The focus will be on sharing knowledge and building up the community in a supportive quirky environment. So don’t miss this spiritual Samhain Symposium!

Located at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN 55441

All day event: 9 AM-5 PM

All Inclusive Ticket for only $79 (Sandwich buffet lunch AND Psychic Gallery included!)

Below is the info from the 2022 Symposium, check it out!


A diverse offering of readers, healers and vendors. Including artisan candles, tarot reading, reiki and more.

Vendor applications are closed. Listed below are the vendors for 2022

All Things Energy

Anchored Roots

Charvinity LLC

Courageous Creativity

Jezebel’s Pride

Magus Books and Herbs

Moon Bees LLC

MoonCrafted Essentials

Nomadic Spirit Works

Nuanced Art and Energy

Olde Haven Arts and Etching

Rock Solid Mamas

Shadow Wick Creations

The Mystic Geek

Twin Cities Pagan Pride


 Sandwich buffet lunch (details to come)

Sponsors Packages

Events like this are made possible by the generosity of sponsors, helping us build community. If you would like to take part in this all-day event, become a sponsor, wish to donate, or would like more information, contact us or send an email to We hope to see you there! 

There are a variety of sponsor opportunities:

Bronze: Includes your organization’s logo and link on event website. Logo in the event program. Special mention in event newsletter. Cost: $200

Silver: Includes everything in bronze sponsorship and special mention on social media highlighting your organization, a minimum of 2 posts prior to the event and another post during the event.  Cost: $300

Gold: Includes everything from silver sponsorship and a 15 min interview posted to social media (including Youtube and Facebook) highlighting your organization. 1 admission ticket.  Cost: $400

Platinum: Includes everything from gold sponsorship and a vendor booth at the Samhain Symposium. 2 admissions tickets. Cost: $500

No amount is too small, if you wish to donate.

Email to become a sponsor today.


Platinum Sponsors:

Shadow Wick Creations 

The Mystic Geek

MoonCrafted Essentials

Rock Solid Mamas

Magus Book and Herbs

Twin Cities Pagan Pride

No amount is too small, if you wish to donate.

Email to become a sponsor today.


 2 tracks of diverse programming all day and outdoor workshops.

9:30-10:30 AM:

Connect with the Goddess in Nature with Beth Hansen

Paganism & Mental Health: Dream and Vision Interpretation with Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI


Numerology of 2023: Uncover Your Numbers, Discover Yourself with Clio Ajana

Samhain and Faery Work with Callen

12:30-1:30 PM:

Psychic Gallery with Lily McNamara and Charvinity!

2:00-3:00 PM:

Paganism and Gaming: Samhain Edition with Allen Sanchez-Capers

The Basics of the I Ching with Michael Zalar 

Drum Circle (Outdoors) with Wayne Sears

3:30-4:30 PM:

Hecate Boundaries and Tarot – (Ritual/Workshop) with Clio Ajana

Sigil Magick: Chaotic Good with Stacie Murphy and Ana Hoffman

2:00-5:00 PM:

Outdoor Labyrinth 

Fire pit 

COVID Protocols

No event is risk free. We strive to make this event as safe as possible. Currently (September 2022) Masks optional.

The situation is ever evolving. This section will be updating as things change, hopefully for the better.

What is Samhain?

Samhain is an ancient harvest Celtic festival that celebrates a new year and the beginning of winter. This ancient Pagan Festival came before Halloween. In fact, most of the population are unaware that trick-or-treating and dressing up in Halloween costumes really originated with Samhain, an ancient, three-day Celtic Pagan festival. The Celts believed that the new year began during the start of winter in November.

Around 2,000 years ago, in Celtic Ireland, Samhain was noted as the division of a year, between summer, which was the lighter half, and the winter, which was the darker half. The new year was ushered in signaling a time of rebirth and death. This was especially symbolic as it coincided with the bountiful harvest season coming to an end and a cold, dark winter season ahead that would present many challenges.

To understand what Samhain is all about, it is important to recognize how the year’s calendar is structured and how it affects the Celtic’s religious practices. According to experts, a lot of modern pagan practice focuses on what most refer to as the “wheel of the year”, which in Celtic worship is a major determining factor.

As mentioned, the Celtic year is divided by the light and dark halves of the seasons, which are demarcated by two of the four annual festivals. In between, ceremonies or rituals were celebrated to mark solstices (the shortest or longest nights) and equinoxes (when the days and nights are equal). The fire festival known as Samhain marks the start of the year’s dark half that takes place between “the autumn equinox” and “winter solstice”.

Some believe that the veil between our worlds is blurred during this Samhain festival, meaning the other world of the Gods visible to humankind. Not to mention that spirits and ghosts of the dead from the otherworld return to walk the earth during Samhain.