A Weekend Intensive with Sarah & Ash (John)
Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
Magic is the art of changing consciousness at will. By working with the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit we prepare ourselves to change the world. We create magical space, sense and project energy, chant, trance, craft spells, design rituals, and employ our powers of visualization and sacred movement. "Elements of Magic" is a core workshop in the Reclaiming tradition of witchcraft (http://www.reclaiming.org), though you don't need to be part of this tradition to participate. We intend to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants. The workshop is suitable both as an introduction to Witchcraft for seekers, and as an introduction to Reclaiming practice for more experienced practitioners.
Cost is $150 to $75, sliding scale. Work exchange/scholarship are available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
If you feel called to explore this sacred work with us, please send in the forms below with a $50 deposit to hold your place. Forms may be returned by snail- or e-mail.
Deadline: September 12
Reg Form: http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~whedon/regfor
Release of Liability: http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~whedon/releas
Please be committed to promptness and attendance of the whole weekend. Reclaiming workshops are collaborative! Come prepared to participate as fully as you can within your abilities and comfort level.
We will work 6-10 Friday, 10-10 Saturday, and 10-3 Sunday.
All genders welcome. This event is drug and alcohol free.
Prerequisite: Read the first six chapters of Starhawk's _Spiral Dance._
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Sarah leads New Moon rituals and Full Moon labyrinth walks with Viriditas. She is a student of the Anderson Feri tradition with T. Thorn Coyle, and of the mysteries of the container garden on her urban front porch. Professionally, Sarah teaches Women's Studies and Religious Studies at colleges in the Boston area. She is committed to facilitating processes by which individuals and groups can come into their own knowledge and power, and is particularly thrilled by opportunities to mentor both a young Goddessdaughter and Godson.
Ash (John) has been a practicing magician for two decades, and aware of it for almost that long. His magical influences include Starhawk, Peter Carroll, Douglas Hofstadter, and Robert Anton Wilson, and he is undertaking a two-year Feri apprenticeship with Thorn Coyle. John works as a doctoral research candidate in the department of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT, where he investigates the statistical and algebraic properties of human language comprehension and production. In his copious free time, he tries to exercise enough to stay healthy, read enough to stay interesting, and pursue what he pretends is an active social life.