Classes & Events


Ostara / Spring Equinox Ritual

16427677_1314875101901834_4661919479130253749_nSaturday, March 25, 2017
7:30 pm Doors Open & Bardic “Open Mic”
8:00 pm Ritual

Green Man Store
5712 Lankershim Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-2010

$10 – $20 suggested donation

Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Also known as Ostara, this ritual celebrates the halfway mark between winter and summer when day and night are equal length. The Spring Equinox marks one of four special points on the Earth’s rotation around the Sun when light and dark hang in perfect balance.

In ritual space we’ll come together to celebrate springtime and growth – the renewal of life that appears on the earth after winter. This is a time to break free from that which has been holding us back. It’s a time to shed the baggage and make a fresh start – to move on, to look forward rather than behind.

We will welcome Danu  and Cernunnos as we weave our magical intention:

Come all ye playful to the feast of wishes in the garden of delight, as we crack open our shells to allow in the light of hope.

All Genders Welcome!

Our desire is to engage our Child Selves in this celebration — please feel free to bring your kids and your inner Wild Child. Bright colors, costumes, faery wings, antlers, etc. are encouraged!

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WHAT TO BRING

  • Please bring spring flowers for the altar
  • For this ritual, the potluck will be part of the ritual itself. Please bring drink and finger foods to share with the community as part of our Ostara feast.
  • We will be hosting a bardic pre-ritual gathering in the Green Man’s classroom area prior to the ritual. Please consider bringing a devotional/bardic offering to share with your fellow celebrants before the ritual – a song, a poem, a piece of art – in honor of the season and the turning of the Wheel.

To support those in recovery, this ritual is “clean and sober”.


Elements of Magic – Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, April 22
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, April 23
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
A private residence in Silver Lake. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by Urania and Caduceus 

$120 – $250 (self-determined sliding scale)
(a limited number of partial scholarships are available for those in need)

Pre-Register Now via PayPal, or email info@reclaimingla.org for other registration options:

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We’re excited to offer Elements of Magic in a weekend intensive format in Los Angeles! In this class taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, we begin the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Learn how to deepen your vision and focus your Will – empowering yourself to act in the world!

Each class is structured as a participatory ritual including practical tips and magical tools. You will learn ritual technologies used in Reclaiming to create sacred space, honor divinity, and wield magical tools, such as the sword, the wand, the cone of power, the chalice, the pentacle, the cauldron, and our own bodies and breath.

We’ll explore and learn techniques including dance, drumming, chanting, trance, visualization, wish birds, sensing & projecting energy, working boundaries and Will, spellcraft, and creating and structuring rituals. 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. Group experience follows feminist consensus process. We aim to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants.

Questions? Email: info@reclaimingla.org

PREREQUISITE
Please read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk. We kindly ask that students commit to attending all sessions of the class. (Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes and Reclaiming LA’s Ritual Planning Cell.)


Reclaiming Tradition Core Classes

Elements of Magic

Each class 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.

Iron Pentacle

Using our magical skills, moving and shaping energy, transforming ourselves through trance to explore the five points of our inner pentacle: Sex (primal energy), Self, Passion, Pride (self-esteem), and Power (effectiveness in the worlds). Six classes (or weekend intensive), culminating with a ritual created by the students. Learn more about the Iron Pentacle in the Reclaiming Quarterly.

Prerequisite: Elements of Magic class or equivalent.

Pearl Pentacle

We will work with the deep, healing energies of the Pentacle of Pearl, moving through the five points: Love, Law, Wisdom, Power and Knowledge. Learn more about the Pearl Pentacle in the Reclaiming Quarterly.

Prerequisite: Elements of Magic class or equivalent.

Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage focuses on dreams, myths, and language, using traditional and non-traditional tales and techniques to create a personal rite of passage. Through storytelling, trance, release work and dreams we receive our challenge(s), meet our helpers, work through our blocks and emerge renewed, reborn. Six classes (or weekend intensive), culminating with a ritual created by the students.

Prerequisite: Elements of Magic class or equivalent.


Sliding Scale

At Reclaiming LA, we’ve chosen to offer a sliding scale fee to make it easier for more students to participate in our classes by paying what they can afford. We also have scholarships available for students who need additional assistance. It is up to each student to self-assess their ability to pay.