Elements of Magic: Thru the Eyes of the Fool
Date: October 6 – 7, 2017 (Friday evening and all day Saturday)
Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Join us for the first of the Reclaiming core classes as we explore the elements of magic: air, fire, water, earth, and spirit. We’ll be using a variety of magical and ritual techniques and skills, including visualization, raising energy, divination, singing, trance, creating magical space, and ritual design. This class is experiential in nature.
In tarot the Fool card is number zero. It is the beginning and the end. The Fool embodies wonder, a free spirit, and a trust in the process. The Fool is adventure and unlimited potential. Come experience the Elements of Magic with the eyes (and heart) of the Fool!
The class hours are October 6th Friday 7-10:30pm and October 7th Saturday 9am-10pm.
▶︎Cost for this intensive is sliding scale of $165-$75-you decide where you slide. If you are able to pay at the higher end of the scale please do as this allows us to maintain the lower end.
There are also 2 work study slots available for a discounted fee. If you’d like to apply for the work study write on your registration you’re applying for the work study. We’ll do a random draw of the applicants around September 8th.
▶︎Registration ends Sept 29th. $50 holds your slot, balance due by Sept 22nd. Anyone registering between Sept 22nd and Sept 29th must pay in full with their registration.
You can find the registration form here: https://tinyurl.com/elementsreg
Please complete the registration and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prerequisite: Reading of the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk.
Teachers: Boneweaver, Vasalisa, and Ravensong
Boneweaver: I am a Reclaiming/Feri witch, a deathworker, a keeper of transitions, an artist. My rootwork, custom oil blends, and spellwork are based on American folk witchcraft traditions. I adore ritual and the structure behind it. Drumming and chanting are blessed things and I promise myself weekly to get better at both. I play with divination tools, but my access mostly comes thru the ether via beings who are largely Unseen, and in particular the Dead (who are quite chatty). I strive for healthy community. My superpower is direct speech delivered with kindness. I find Joy in the nooks and crannies of my life.
Ravensong: I am a witch with deep roots in Norse and Northern Appalachian folk traditions adopted by a Reclaiming coven five years ago which has become my spiritual home. Eternally bothered by Odin, Huginn, and Muninn, and pulled to my feet when I stumble by Thor, I am called by the magic of place, the songs of the Elder Futhark, and the spirits of native plants, particularly herbs. I embrace deep listening as a path to connection with all beings, including humans. I watch and guard the energies that flow underneath of collective process. I love to laugh. My superpower is intuition. I strive to understand and to be understood. I am a born and bred Pittsburgh native, a healer, a craftess, mistress of mead, and a mother of cats. I find joy and peace in sinking my hands into soil.
Vasalisa: I am an existential artist, soothsayer, challenger of reality, and thrift store magician with a fascination of Astrology and the stars above. Rooted in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions, my relationships with Aphrodite and Loki describe me best: I am constantly discovering beauty in the chaos of life. When inspiration strikes, my whole heart is woven into the task at hand. From witchcraft to jewelry craft, I believe in the merit of hard work, refinement of skills and follow through. As a Capricorn: organization is my super power. As a Gemini: I believe that honest communication leads to connection and authentic relationships. The energies of the Tarot have wooed me for many years and I love sharing their gifts with my community. It is my intention as a reader to empower all seekers to look within for the answers that are desired, embrace the unique and choose humor over fear when shadows arise. I have deep appreciation for magic and I am devoted to it’s healing powers of transformation.
Reclaiming Pittsburgh is a collective of Reclaiming and Reclaiming friendly folks who gather for activist based ritual about 8 times a year. You can find Reclaiming Pittsburgh on Facebook (website coming soon).
Our Mission Statement:
Reclaiming Pittsburgh desires to create a growing body of workshops and classes in person and online for increasing personal and social power while building healthy community in the Pittsburgh area. We believe magic changes the world through changing our consciousness at will, and we commit to bringing that magical change into our community.
● We strive for relevance, honesty, and integrity
● We honour truth telling, deep & unflinching listening, and authentic emotion
● We empower ourselves, each other, and our community to action
We value shared overt leadership, and acknowledge that those who invest the most energy are the primary shapers of this community. We foster cooperation and interconnection and we welcome all faiths, genders, races, and ethnicities.
Our Rituals are Ecstatic, Improvisational, Ensemble, Inspired, and Organic
Image: The Fool by Amoret