Elements of Magic
IN THE RECLAIMING TRADITION
NOVEMBER 16-18, 2012
Magic: the art of changing our consciousness at will. Using Magic, we open ourselves to our inner wisdom, our many senses, our subtle powers, our ability to work with the natural energies around us, and to an awareness of the immanence of divinity in ourselves and our world. As we awaken these resources and practice their use, we make ourselves whole and we create the world we want.
Elements of Magic is an experiential course in which we work with the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to gain basic tools for doing Magic.
Students will learn and refine techniques such as creating magical space, spellcraft, chanting, trance, energy work, and structuring rituals. The concept of the triple self and its importance in magic will be introduced.
The Elements of Magic course can enrich practice in any spiritual tradition. It is based in the Reclaiming tradition of the Craft. Reclaiming brings together the spirit of the Goddess, the immanent life force, with personal growth and action for social and environmental betterment. Since Reclaiming rituals call on all present to participate actively as creators of group magic, we ask that anyone desiring to join our Central-NC Reclaiming group, Dragon’s Cauldron, first complete the Elements of Magic course.
(Note that participants attend ALL below sessions.)
Friday, November 16, 2012, 6-9 pm;
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 am – 9 pm; and
Sunday, November 18, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm.
Private home in a rural setting twenty miles north of Durham.
Overnight accommodations may be available on request.
$60- $100 sliding scale, you decide where you slide.
Includes $20 deposit upon registering; payment may be sent
by PayPal or by contacting Wren to make arrangements. PayPal info will be distributed after below registration.
To register for this course, use the below form to send an email to Wren expressing your interest.
Recommended preparation for the course: the first seven chapters of The Spiral Dance or all of the Elements Path sections in Twelve White Swans, both books by Starhawk.
About the Teachers:
Wren is a skeptical, rational scientist who, to her surprise, rediscovered her magical side in the late 1990’s, and happily found a spiritual home in the Reclaiming tradition. She has co-taught several Elements of Magic classes and other Reclaiming courses; attended many witchcamps, courses and workshops in the Craft; is active in our local Dragon’s Cauldron; and continues study, daily practice and teaching based on Reclaiming and Anderson Feri traditions.
A grandmother, botanist, singer, logophile, and member of an intentional community, Wren likes to walk in woods, meander in meadows and slog in bogs; create places where Mystery can enter on her land and in her home; and do magic with fellow Witches.
Isar has been a witch since 1991 and a member of the Reclaiming tradition since 1994. Her Craft has often expressed itself in cooperation with nature, such as creating magical garden spaces and building a labyrinth. As a proud Crone, she revels in the ripeness of this deeply fruitful era of life.
Isar is a member of the Dragon’s Cauldron and has taught both at Spiralheart and locally. She is a dedicated priestess of Danu. She loves choral singing, dancing, absurdist humor, reading, and doing beadwork. Her cat Sadie graciously allows Isar to share their magical cottage amongst the Carolina pines.