Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Elements of Magic in Montreal

Reclaiming core class
Weekend intensive
April 14-15, 9:30 am to 6pm both days
Price $40-75 sliding scale
Location: Verdun

With the art of magic, we deepen our vision and focus our will, empowering ourselves to act in the world.

In this class we explore the practice of magic and witchcraft by working with the elements--Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. We learn the ritual technologies used in the Reclaiming tradition to create sacred space and time, and to create magic; and we explore our connections with the Divine and Mysterious Ones, in whatever form we understand them. Some techniques that are typically touched on include breath, dancing, drumming, chanting, trance, visualization, working with will, sensing and projecting energy, raising a cone, basic spellcraft, and ritual.

Elements of Magic is one of the Reclaiming tradition's core classes. It acts as an introduction to Reclaiming practices and philosophy and is pre-requisite for all other Reclaiming core classes. We welcome both beginning students, and advanced students who want to deepen their experience of the sacred elements.

Please bring something potluck to share for lunch on Saturday. Sunday lunch and healthy snack throughout the weekend are included in the registration fee. Please let us know of any food allergies, sensitivities, or any other special needs (food-related or not).

Amanda is an ecstatic Witch following an initiatory mystery tradition of North American witchcraft. She has been involved in Reclaiming since 2003 and teaching within the tradition since 2006. She is currently a member of the Reclaiming Teachers in Training and Service (RTITS) guild in New England. Her personal practice celebrates life and places a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and relationship with Mystery, including deity, the ancestors, spirits, nature, and our selves. She believes strongly in having an extensive magical toolkit that complements real-world skills. Visit her website at witchyways.blogspot.com

Jack is a British witch, writer and craftsman living in Montreal. He has been involved with the Reclaiming tradition for nearly 15 years, and has been teaching within the tradition for some 10 years. He has previously been a member of the British Reclaiming Teachers' cell and has taught at both Avalon and Tejasweb witchcamps. His work focuses on land, lore and the mysteries of gender and sexuality. He is currently working within a Northern Tradition kindred and exploring the magic of the Canadian landscape.

We wanted to keep costs low and we've done it. We have the use of a private space for free. It's not large, but it suits our needs and it's convenient.

$40-75, sliding scale. You decide where you slide. No explanations needed. If the lower end of the scale is impossible for you, please contact us. We don't want to turn anyone away because of their financial situation, and are willing to provide work exchange opportunities.

For transparency, the teaching team is receiving an honorarium of $10 each per participant. Registration is limited to 12 participants. $20 per participant is going to cover expenses, including food. That is the base $40. Any balance collected goes to to a fund to help cover travel expenses and keep workshop costs low when we bring in a teacher for Iron Pentacle in the fall, or other advanced workshops. As well, it helps cover expenses for anyone requesting work exchange.

Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Amanda at ravenka (at) cosmic-muse.com.

A $20 deposit will be required to hold your space (Cash, cheque, PayPal, Interac transfer accepted). Balance payable at the workshop. Or you can pay the whoe shot when you register.

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