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New 2015 Witches’ Ball Sponsor & Vendor Little Truths

Little Truths
A spiritual haven for your divine journey
204 South Main St
Milford, Michigan
(248) 529-3091
Mon-Wed: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu-Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Everyone begins their journey somewhere. Little Truths was born on the idea of a space that would encompass unique, eclectic and spiritual merchandise in a single location. We carry the following (plus much more) Aromatherapy, Bath Teas, Books, Candles, Crystals, Divination Tools, Dream Catchers, Drums, Essential Oils, Hand Made Soap, Herbs, Himalayan Salt Lamps, Indonesian Musical Instruments, Incense, Singing Bowls, Smudging Tools, Statues, and much more. Readings are available call for information Coming Soon Classes, Group Readings, and Meditation Circles.

Why should we support the Michigan Witches Ball

by Mistress Belladonna aka Kenya Coviak

There are a large amount of great times and good fundraisers going on in Pagan Michigan right now. Chief among them are usually the food drives and human interest stories. However, there is a special quality to supporting the ball that speaks to a unique need in our community. The Michigan-Midwest Witches Ball expressly supports the Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund.

This fund was the natural evolution, and legacy, of the Tempest Smith Foundation’s works, and continues to serve the families of Michigan in noble spirit. Through the tireless efforts of Gordon Ireland, and the Board of Governors of the Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund, two awards have been given to young scholars as of 2015 CE. In the form of $500 recurring grants for four years, it is a critical resource that must be renewed in order to facilitate tomorrows thinkers, dreamers, builders, artists, and mystics.

The ball has made the honorable stand of donating a dollar per ticket to the fund. This is about $500 per year, and is the most visible supporter in the communities. Not to be discounted, however, is the ongoing support of the Magical Education Council. They have pledged $500 per year. So that covers just a little, but this does not help with administrative costs, reporting, logistics, or even continuing the selection and award process for a third winner.

Support in the forms of donations through drawings at the famous Gatherings of Pagans by the Witches of Michigan continually chip away at the maintenance concerns. Goodhearted and generous folk of many paths come together each month to assist with the mission of keeping it going. Through raffles, and even straight gifting, the group, and it’s partner the Universal Society of Ancient Ministry, keeps grinding away with innovative and inspired efforts. With Rev. Gerrybrete at the helm, we expect great things.

A community based style partnership has also bloomed between Pagan Pride Day Detroit and the fund as well. It’s annual tea cup drawing has been dedicated to the fund. The organizers at Pagan Pride Detroit, Inc. have thrown their full support in getting on board with this cause.

But these groups alone are not enough. The ball, while the event of the Midwest, is not going to sponsor itself. It needs support. It needs the support of the communities and societies that make up Pagan Michigan. It needs the sponsorship of the local businesses, whether brick and mortar or online entities, in order to secure the material resources that it needs to facilitate the fete. If you are so moved to do so, you can find the information by following this link.

It needs people to commit to buying the tickets and attending. It needs people to say that they support its donation goals in the form of advertising, patronage, or even just promotion. Because it is more than just the “Pagan Prom” now, it is the bridge to college and beyond. They need a hero. Is it you?

Full Disclosure: This writer is affiliated with multiple organizations and projects in the Michigan, and other, Pagan communities. This includes the USAM and the ball itself. If you want to know more about this writer’s activities, message her.

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2015 Midwest Witches’ Ball Designated Charities

The Midwest Witches’ Ball works with many charities that fight for causes near and dear local pagans. Thanks to our many sponsors Midwest Witches’ Ball is able to support the following charities:

At One Within
Save The Planet
At One Within is a non-profit organization establishing a community designed upon the principles of sustainability, renewable energy, and conservancy. We are adapting the ancestral teachings of indigenous cultures to new, green technologies to achieve harmony and balance within nature. We will actualize diverse ecological living through organic farming, the gathering of wild food, and low impact animal husbandry. Compassion, respect, equality, and responsible stewardship of the Earth are our goals.
Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for Michigan Pagans Going to College
We (Universal Society of Ancient Ministries, Magical Education Council, Pagan Pride Detroit, Witches of Michigan and Witches Ball) have joined forces to continue with TSF’s scholarship program. The new scholarship will be called the Michigan Pagan Scholarship. Offers a $500.00 scholarship for a rising high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate. All applicants must live in Michigan. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older, have a current GPA of 2.8 or higher, be Pagan, and currently accepted in a full time course of study in any accredited four-year college or university. Application includes an essay about what being a Pagan means to you. This year the Midwest Witches’ Ball will be having a 50/50 raffle to raise money for the Michigan Pagan Scholarship Fund

Pagans In Need
May You Never Hunger ~ May You Never Thirst
A food bank filled and maintained by Universal Society of Ancient Ministry supporters to meet the needs of those who might be turned away from other sources due to their professed religious orientation. This charity has expanded to address diverse needs such as lack of home appliances, shutoff notices, and eviction notices.

Universal Society of Ancient Ministry
Giving Back to the Community
Universal Society of Ancient Ministry is a Pagan Church directly serving the areas of Southeast Michigan. Regardless of our physical location, we welcome members from all over the world as well as those from different belief systems. All people are welcome to join us on our quest for knowledge, wisdom and learning the path of the Ancient religions. We are a legally recognized Church. We are committed to fostering tolerance in the greater pagan and local community. We provide an open and accepting environment for all members. We exist to nurture spiritual growth through religious services, charitable functions and education by teaching classes in addition to our clerical study program. We hold public as well as private rituals. We are a family-friendly group and encourage children to participate with their parents. Regardless of their beliefs, all are welcome to learn and participate!


New 2015 Witches’ Ball Sponsor and Vendor Just a Little Off

Just a Little Off
We have a little something for everyone.
Mary Scanlon 734-330-7232
Rebecca Sisler 734-558-1419
Mary makes many products from quality fabric and re-purposed materials that would other wise be tossed into a landfill transforming them into up-cycled creations. Every creation is infused with love. She is also the holder of the sacred stones. Rebecca makes homemade bath and body products. She believes in creating products that support healthy skin, and is not saturated with harmful chemicals. She also makes jewelry. Pieces that are fun and sexy. Together we offer a wide variety of items.

New 2015 Witches’ Ball Sponsor and Vendor GreenWomans Garden Stones

GreenWomans Garden Stones
Stepping Stones for the Home & Garden
You may have worked your green thumb to the bone when creating your beautiful garden, but now that all the flowers are in bloom; it’s time to celebrate your masterpiece by adding one of our personalized garden accessories. Make sure your flower beds stand out from all the neighbors’ by proudly displaying your garden stone. GreenWoman has been playing in the dirt since a young child, and finally acquired some cement molds to “do it right” in 2006. Now she gives up her kitchen table regularly to make more garden creations. Her Stepping Stones and Fairy Doors can be seen in the Fairy Garden at the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival in Frankenmuth, Midwest Witches’ Bazaar

New 2015 Midwest Witches’ Ball Sponsor & Vendor At Mystic Mountain

At Mystic Mountain
A Unique Gift Shop & Metaphysical Store
418 E 4th St,
Royal Oak, MI 48067
You can shop for divination supplies including runes, tarot decks, candles, pendulums, ritual supplies such as altar cloths, athames, cauldrons, candles, chalices, incense, spells kits, tarot decks and tarot accessories to aid you in the daily practice of witchcraft.

New 2015 Witches Ball Sponsor & Vendor Candle Wick Shoppe

Candle Wick Shoppe
Candles, Incense & Oils
175 W 9 mile
Ferndale, MI 48220
The Candle wick Shoppe is a quaint little basement shop in Ferndale MI. We love being a part of the community and take part in many local charities and community events. Jacki, Patty & Phoenix bought the Candle Wick shop in September 2009 to create a consistent outlet for Coventry Creations products and other candle lines that they enjoy representing. Our focus within the Candle Wick Shop and all of our other businesses is what we can bring to the community; employment, great working environment, personal enrichment, and a great product. We hope to see you stop in the shop next time you are in town. Come on in and take the sniff test to test your discerning nose.

New 2015 Witches’ Ball Vendor & Sponsor Into The Afterlife Paranormal

Into The Afterlife Paranormal
free and confidential paranormal investigations
Our team is located in SouthEast Michigan and now we have our Tennessee Chapter located in the Hilham area. Our investigators have years of experience and are dedicated to the research, education and documentation of paranormal activity. We are a non-profit organization and our investigations are conducted with discretion and professionalism. Your private and personal information will never be shared with outside individuals. We have been investigating together for many years. Into The Afterlife Paranormal’s goals are through the thorough analysis and debunking of the evidence caught and the research of all possibilities…is to provide proof of paranormal activity , the existence of spirits and most of all…to help those who need our help. And remember…Into The Afterlife Paranormal shall do completely free and confidential paranormal investigations.

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