Elements of Magic Class, October 2012


Elements of Magic Class:  October 20-21, Pittsburgh, PA
With the art of magic, we deepen our vision and focus our will, empowering ourselves to act in the world. In this class we begin the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.
Techniques include: visualization, sensing and projecting energy, chanting, trance, creating magical space, spellcraft, and structuring rituals. Group experience follows feminist consensus process. We hope to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants.
The intensive is structured as a ritual, and includes practical ritual and magical skills. Elements of Magic allows us to explore these skills in a supportive group setting. This class is a great way to connect with other people exploring Reclaiming-tradition magic and witchcraft.
We welcome both beginning students, and advanced students who want to deepen their experience of the sacred elements.
Prerequisite: Reading of the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk. We ask that applicants be committed to attending both days of the intensive.
(description of the class courtesy of Reclaiming.org: http://www.reclaiming.org/classevents/core.html#Elements)
About the instructors:
Lora: As a Feri/Reclaiming Witch Lora’s passions are community building, divination, ecstatic ritual, poetry, and whatever good book has currently captured her attention. Committed to teaching in the Pittsburgh pagan community, Lora brings her experiences in leadership training, small group facilitation, tarot, trance techniques, and ritual arts to the teaching table.
Pamela: A non-trad identified Witch until I met Kin in 2009 and began to focus on the Reclaiming/Feri path. Leadership Team member of a local CUUPs group and of a monthly Pagan Spirituality class for almost 8 years. Transitional magic surrounding life/death/rebirth and transformational magic particularly working with shadow energy are my areas of grace. I believe laughter is one of our most effective magical tools.
Date:  Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: Saturday, October 20th, 10am-5pm; Sunday, October 21st, 10am-5pm. Breaks and a lunch hour will be worked into the intensive.
Location: Private Residence, Friendship/Pittsburgh area
Cost: $75-$150, sliding scale


***Deadline for registration: Saturday, October 6th***
Things to Bring to Class:
– Spiral Dance by Starhawk
– water bottle
– notebook and pen
– a curious attitude and an open mind
Workshop participants are expected to attend all classes. Space is limited, first come, first served!
Interested? Email witches2brew@gmail.com with the following:
– preferred name and contact information
– a short statement describing what interests you about the class/why you would like to attend
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