Classes & Events


Beltane Ritual

Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate BELTANE at the beach! Come dance ’round the May Pole! This ritual honors Beltane, also known as May Eve, a cross-quarter holiday celebrating the height of Spring. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight. It’s the time when the Earth Mother opens up to the fertility god and the Faeries are afoot.

We will be inviting Inanna and Dumuzi for this ritual, and our ritual intention is:

We breathe in Life Force, inspired and invigorated, and breathe out a new more compassionate creation.

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SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
4:00pm Gather
5:00pm Ritual
Please allow extra travel time and carpool if possible.

Suggested Donation: $10 – $100, no one turned away for lack of funds

Leo Carrillo State Park
Campground Site G01
35000 West Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, 90265

Ritual Site
We’ll be in the group camp site, in the park, on the side of the PCH opposite the beach, and at the far side of the loop road, site G01.

Parking
Parking costs $12 per vehicle in the park and is limited near the group site, so we’ll have people parking at the front lot and shuttling them to the group site (people can also park along PCH for free and walk into the campground to get shuttled to the ritual site). Up to 30 people are welcome to spend the night afterward, so long as they’re out of the site by noon the following day.

Day-of Beltane phone number: (424) 253-4089
Additional questions? Email info@reclaimingla.org

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All Genders Welcome!
Children welcome with adult supervision!
If the campground presents accessibility challenges for you, please email info@reclaimingla.org or leave a comment below.

WHAT TO BRING
Please wear bright colors and bring Flowers for the altar.
Please bring a jacket/sweater because we won’t have a fire.
Please bring food and drink to share for the potluck.
Please bring your own reusable/washable plate, cup, utensils, and napkin. There will be no paper plates or plastic ware available.

You’re invited to go into the ocean either before or after the ritual. Please bring your own swimsuit, towels, and a change of clothes.
Please bring your own sunhat, sunscreen, etc.

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


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.