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R I T E S  O F  P A S S A G E

Oct 27-29 Salt Spring Island, BC

E L E M E N T S  O F  M A G I C

Nov 17-19 Reykjavik, Iceland

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C E N T E R O F T H E C I R C L E

February 9th-11th, San Antontio,  TX

P A S T   C L A S S E S

Pearl Pentacle, co-facilitated with Suzanne Sterling and Seraphina Capranos (March 2017) and co-facilitated with Urania and Caduceus (October 2017)

Love - Law - Knowledge - Power/Liberty - Wisdom are the points on the pearl. 
We will explore these points using ritual, trance, song, and discussion, and embodied practices as a way to understand what it means to use personal power with awareness, integrity, clarity and potency for our own healing and the healing of community.  We welcome all genders, all gender histories, all races, all ages and sexual orientations and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity. 

All living beings are worthy of respect. All are supported by the sacred elements of air, fire, water and earth. We work to create and sustain communities and cultures that embody our values, that can help to heal the wounds of the earth and her peoples, and that can sustain us and nurture future generations.

Iron Pentacle, co-facilitated by Willow Kelly and Seraphina Capranos

This workshop is an exploration of our power, authority, light and shadow through the points of the Iron Pentacle. This Reclaiming core class is a powerful component to growing our power through acknowledging our human birthrights and pealing away the layers of our shadows’ outmoded defenses and cultural hexes. We will dive into the unknown, subconscious part of ourselves in the process so that we may emerge with a grounded sense of who we are in the world with a greater knowledge of how to wield our power in service to justice in its many forms.

The Iron Pentacle is the second class in a series of four foundational core classes within the Reclaiming Tradition: The Elements of Magic; The Iron Pentacle; The Pearl Pentacle; The Rites of Passage. (www.reclaiming.org) 
We welcome all genders, all gender histories, all races, all ages and sexual orientations and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity. 
All living beings are worthy of respect. All are supported by the sacred elements of air, fire, water and earth. We work to create and sustain communities and cultures that embody our values, that can help to heal the wounds of the earth and her peoples, and that can sustain us and nurture future generations.

The Artist & The Alchemist, co-facilitated with Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

Change is the only constant. With every breath, we are asked to integrate the new and release the outdated. We are living in times of rapid and unrelenting changes. We struggle to shift the stories that hold us back from creating the life-based cultures we want. The first creative acts, performances, and artistic practice itself as we understand in human history, were rituals, a summoning of power, a rite, a communion with the earth, an unprecedented gathering of spirits, and an act of ecstatic devotion to that which cannot be named or spoken. The beginning of art as we know it, was pure alchemy. In this workshop we will embrace the intrinsic relationship between the creative alchemical process and earth based ritual.

Long ago, a basic form of survival was intimately understanding the art of transformation. Alchemy is the transition of material from one state of being to another. In the alchemical process, we begin with painful or problematic material that might be considered rubbish. This Prima Materia is taken through a series of processes in which we completely transform it to reveal the valuable gold within.

What do you want to change more than anything? What pattern are you ready to transform? How is this ancient art relevant to our contemporary lives? How can we transform patterns that are no longer helpful and find the gold hidden in our difficulties?

In this didactic and experiential workshop we will use our minds, hearts, voices and bodies to remember why we are here and embrace the changes for which our lives and the planet have been asking. We will explore ancient alchemical scripts and delve into our own inner alchemy revealing the golden truth of our connection to earth. Please be familiar with guided meditation and/or open minded about working in a container of sacred space with voice, movement and energy work. This workshop is open to people of all orientations, cultural and spiritual backgrounds.

Elements of Magic, co-facilitated with Seraphina Capranos

The Elements of Magic is a class taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, an anarchist, ecofeminist, non hierarchical tradition of Witchcraft, founded by a collective of changers including Starhawk in the Bay Area in the 1980’s, and is based on the Andersen Feri Tradition. In this weekend course we explore the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Teaching the class in and around the Reykjavik area in Iceland, we have the opportunity to engage the Elements on a kinaesthetic level, and will explore the island for a series of participatory rituals to meet our own magic and divine connection to Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and the fifth sacred element, Spirit. As both an instructional foundational course in the Reclaiming Tradition, and a full bodied weekend in Nature, we will meet our animal wild, our divine provocateur, the witch, and come together as a group to learn the cultivation of sacred space, honouring divinity, working with magical tools, altar building, embodiment, drumming, singing, building energy, spell casting, ritual design, and very importantly, exploring what it means to be our own spiritual authority in community.

About the word Witch: We understand this word is loaded and has a history of negative connotation. However, within the Reclaiming Tradition we reclaim this word as its original meaning of healer, wise-one, one who is connected to the land and serves to steward the land, and seeks to understand and honour the powers of nature and the connection between all things. Creating a sacred container on the land for this weekend, we view this course as an opportunity to unplug, and go deep with the land in ritual space.