Brotherhood by the Bog: A Spiritual Experience for Pagan and Pagan-friendly Men

Strange Magick: Off the Beaten Path

April 22-24, 2022


We're still virtual this year!

This year's event is free!!!

Our theme:

Our theme this year is "Strange Magick: Off the Beaten Path."  It is our goal to highlight Pagan paths and practices beyond the more familiar Wicca, Witchcraft, Druidry, and Norse Paganism. 


Brotherhood by the Bog

Brotherhood by the Bog is an annual men's spiritual and bonding experience. Our event usually takes place in the spring at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, but this year we've decided to go VIRTUAL for a second year in a row. The focus is primarily Pagan though all respectful seekers are welcome. We welcome men of all sexual orientations and backgrounds.

This year the retreat is being co-sponsored by Brotherhood by the Bog and the Tidewater Spirit Coalition men's group.



Friday, April 22, 2022

12pm - Welcome and Introduction to our 2022 Virtual Retreat.  Hosted by Mel Mystery.

1pm -- Introduction to Necromancy.  Presented by Anthony Nelson.

3pm -- Santa Muerte: A Folk Saint on the Edge.  Presented by Ignacio Ceja.

5pm - Dinner Break

6pm - Icebreaker: What Makes You Strange? -- Facilitated by Eric Eldritch.

8pm - Opening Ritual: Off the Beaten Path.  Hosted by Mel Mystery and David Coffman.

9pm -- Quizzard of Odd.  Hosted by Gwydion Ream and Crystal Edelman.

10:30pm -- After hours social.  Hosted by Wes Jolly.


Saturday, April 23, 2022

11am -- Decisive Disclosure: Euphoric Ufology or Ominous Phenomenon?  Presented by Sir Hex Nottingham.

1pm --  Introduction to The Unnamed Path.  Hosted by Adam Pratter, Andrew Berman, Chase, Ken Dell, and Steven Canada.

3pm --  Sigil Magick.  Presented by Gwydion Ream.

5pm - Dinner Break

6pm -- Strange PanelFacilitated by Eric Eldritch with panelists Arlechina Verdigris, Sir Hex Notthingham, and Ken Dell.

8pm -- Main Ritual: Tree Breathing and Raising the Great Crossroads.  Hosted by Initiates of the Unnamed Path.

9pm  - Monster Mashup Game Show.  Hosted by Roger Scott.

10:30pm -- After hours social.  Hosted by Wes Jolly.


Sunday, April 24, 2022

11am -- Ecstatic Traditions of the Mediterranean.  Hosted by Arlechina Verdigris.

1pm -- Pagan Funeral Practices (presentation).  Presented by Tomás Prower.

3pm -- Pagan Funeral Practices (Q&A).  Hosted by Tomás Prower.

5pm - Dinner Break

6pm - Discussion: Getting your bearings...  – Facilitated by Roger Scott.

8pm - Closing Ritual: Returning from the Road Less Traveled -- Hosted by Mel Mystery and David Coffman.

9pm -- "Bring Your Own Pizza" Party and Wind Down Session.