aromaG’s Botanica hosts the 5th annual Tennessee Folk Magic Festival. The pandemic caused us to postpone the event for the past two years but we’re back! Come join us in celebration of all forms of folk magic with a day of FREE classes and workshops, plenty of food, and door prizes. Psychic readings available all day with three readers. We celebrate by coming together for a full day of community and education about all forms of folkloric stories and traditions. Sunday, September 11th from 10 am until 8 pm. aromaG’s Botanica, 223 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. 615-360-8089
Complete info on our Folk Fest website at: https://tnfolkmagicfest.com/
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Iajahnni – Crafting Magick Circles –
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Iajahnni has been a part of the TN Folk Magic Fest since it began. Some of his previous classes include topics such as: how to read your own energy field; working with magical sugar jars; using lodestones and pyrite in the Hoodoo tradition; and how to absorb negativity and dark magic through the crafting of a ‘black jar.’ He is a Therapeutic yoga and meditation instructor, intuitive consultant, and energy healing practitioner. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sadly there were some technical issues and Iajanni’s video recorded with no sound.
Reverend James – Moving Candle Spells –
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Born in South Carolina, and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, Reverend James is deep-rooted and well-educated in Southern folk practices. From water witching to cutting a notch in a tree to cure asthma, He has been steeped in the history, lore, and customs of folk remedies, conjure, and mountain magic, practicing them naturally and fluently.
Miss Nikki Jean – Working With Ancestors –
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Ancestor veneration/worship is one of humanities oldest spiritual practices. In this class we will go over the basics of who are your ancestors , ways connect with them, and guidance on how to recognize their messages to you. This class is for those who have always been curious about working with their ancestors and want to start that journey! Nikki Jean is a natural intuitive, healer, and root worker. At an early age, she was able to sense and speak to spirits and energies with her ability further developing throughout her life. She now shares her gifts with others from a perspective of healing and by way of her tarot and oracle card readings. Some of her studies include the Orishas and Egyptian magic. She is the assistant manager at aromaG’s Botanica and reads for clients weekly in the store and by appointment in her private practice.
Tish Owen – Weaving the Perfect Spell –3:30 to 4:30 pm
Tish Owen has been a presence in the Nashville metaphysical world for several decades. She has done psychic sessions for the famous and for your next door neighbor. For 25 years she owned The Goddess and the Moon, a popular metaphysical store. She is a mother, grandmother, wife, professional tarot reader, brewer of mead, a festival/event/convention organizer, and a sailor of small sailboats. She is the author of four books including: Spell it Correctly and Chasing the Rainbow: Facilitating a Pagan Festival Without Losing Your Mind. www.goddessandthemoon.com
Reverend Roy – Container Spells
5:00 to 6:00 pm
Learn the fine art of jar and container magic. Reverend Roy is an Usui Reiki Master, Kundalini Reiki Master, trained Shamanic Practitioner, Tarot Reader, and practitioner of Folk Magic. He has been in the healing and metaphysical arts for over 20 years now. He combines his traditional training as a Reiki Master with his natural psychic ability to help find the heart of a client’s problem and to provide a safe space for physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. He offers his services in his private business, The Healing Amulet. He is also the owner of the popular metaphysical store, aromaG’s Botanica with his husband. www.healingamulet.com
Papa Gee – Casting Love Spells –
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Love Spells have been used throughout history. We will examine love and passion spells found throughout hoodoo, witchcraft, and folk magic and how to use them in your own life to finding lasting romance. We will cover: love potions, tools of the trade, ways to deploy sex magic, and using charms to attract a lover as well as discussing spells of reconciliation, attraction, influence, lust, fidelity, fertility, and breakup. Papa Gee is the chosen magickal name for Gregory Lee White, the author of more than eleven books on folklore, folk magic, and crafting. He is an artist, tarot reader, aromatherapist, rootworker, and teaches classes on American folk magic. He has been offering his magical and spiritual services for over 20 years. His 2012 book, “Making Soap from Scratch,” was an Amazon Bestseller in soap making books for over 18 months. Some of his more recent books are “Casting Love Spells,” and “Hex Appeal.” Gregory and his husband own the popular metaphysical store, aromaG’s Botanica. www.folkmagicstudio.com
Marita has been tapped into the spirit world for as long as She can remember and believe or not, secretly wanted to be a “psychic” when she was a kid! After a “series of unfortunate events,” her love for spirituality and the supernatural deepened and she began reading tarot mostly intuitively. She uses a combination of all the “clairs-“ as well as tarot cards, playing cards, and game cards when doing readings. Marita also uses numerology to interpret angel numbers. Often passed loved ones step forward in readings, and she will always acknowledge their presence for you.
She also coach others on the law of attraction and how to manifest the life of their dreams through events she hosts or individual coaching. Marita has a love people, spirit, and spiritual work and can’t wait to read for you!
Samantha (who answers to ‘Sam’) has been reading her Fairy Tale Tarot deck for over six years. She conveys her intuitively divined messages with a unique brand of humor, compassion, and directness (sometimes swearing, for those less faint-of-heart) revealing options that may have been overlooked . This empowers clients to be the masters of their own destinies.
Whether in a general or more focused reading Sam’s goal is always to give guidance that her querents find helpful, beneficial, and deeply meaningful. Her flexibility and understanding allow her to easily communicate messages to people of varied spiritual walks, from atheist to Christian and more. She is an experienced Reiki practitioner and considers herself an eclectic witch. She is the creator of Illuminative Healing, a channeled energy healing practice. Sam enjoys living her best life in a hobbit hole in the middle of the woods on Witch Mountain.
Paul McCoy has been reading tarot since 1998 for friends and family. He also does work with crystals and stones, making grids and medicine bags. He caretakes several crystal skulls, which assist him in his endeavors. He is also a Reiki master and teacher in Usui and Celtic styles.
Paul received many of his abilities from his ancestors. He is of Celtic, Italian, and Native American decent. He continues his studies in the metaphysical arts in order to gain a better understanding of the world and increase his ability to help those in need.