Classes

UPCOMING CLASSES

Elements of Magic

July 14 & 15, 2018

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Taught by Laura Wyrd, Ana Maria, & Rainy Moonflower

“Magic is art — that is, it has to do with forms, with structures, with images that can shift us out of the limitations imposed by our culture in a way that words alone cannot, with visions that hint at possibilities of fulfillment not offered by the empty world.”
– Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark

This transformative weekend intensive is the first of several core classes taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, an anarchist, ecofeminist, non-hierarchical strand of Witchcraft that was born in the California Bay Area in the early 1980’s. With the five sacred Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, we begin the practice of Magic: the art of changing consciousness at will, empowering us to act in our lives, our community, and our world, for greater personal sovereignty, justice and liberation.

Each Element is a participatory ritual through which you will learn technologies and tools to create sacred space, honor divinity, and focus your will to manifest change for the good of all. These tools and technologies include the altar, the blade, the wand, the cone of power, the chalice, the pentacle, the cauldron, dance, drumming, chanting, trance, visualization, wish birds, sensing & projecting energy, spell craft, and creating and structuring rituals.

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 an accessible, fair, and nurturing environment for all participants.

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

When
Saturday, July 14, 2018: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Sunday, July 15, 2018: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where
In the Torrance/South Bay area of Los Angeles.
Address shared upon registration.

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

Questions and Pre-Registration
Laura: (310)358-5018 or lynxmagic@hotmail.com


Rites of Passage

August 25 & 26, 2018

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image by Christopher Vacher

Taught by  Thibaut & Laura Wyrd

Rites of Passage focuses on Dreams, Myths, and Magic, using traditional and non-traditional tales and techniques to create a personal Rite of Passage.

Using Ancient Myth and Story, we explore the Unknown, the Mystery, the Magic, and our Deeper Selves.
We will use Dancing, Drumming, Aspecting, Chanting, Storytelling, Release Work and Dream Work to explore the inner magical realms. Diving into the Myth/Story, (Myth to be announced soon!) we find the universal journey that can be of use in both our mundane and magical lives. We will examine our own lives and identify what our current Rite of Passage is.

We will receive Challenge(s), Meet Helpers and find our Personal Allies.

We will develop our skills and take home tools in dream exploration; learning how to re-enter a dream through trance, practicing group trance, and pairs trance, and learning how to lead a trance for another person and ourselves.
Together we will walk through the gates of mystery, work through our blocks and emerge renewed.

Prerequisite
Reclaiming’s Elements of Magic class or equivalent.

When
Saturday, August 25, 2018: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
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Sunday, August 26, 2018: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where
TBA- in the greater Los Angeles area.
Address shared upon registration.

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

Questions and Pre-Registration
Laura: (310)358-5018 or lynxmagic@hotmail.com


Pearl Pentacle

October 6 & 7, 2018

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Taught by Justin, Kirke, & Rebecca

Join Justin, Kirke & Rebecca for Pearl Pentacle as we continue our life changing work of manifesting our best and most balanced selves, resonating outward into our community. This transformative weekend intensive is one of several core classes taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, an anarchist, ecofeminist, non-hierarchical strand of Witchcraft that was born in the California Bay Area in the early 1980’s.

The Pearl Pentacle is a tool for personal transformation through the points of Love – Law – Knowledge – Liberty – Wisdom. Each point will be explored through energy work, trance, movement, art, sound, words, voices, breath, body, and participatory ritual all rising up, shaping, shifting, changing, and recreating ourselves and our world, layer upon layer, as the oyster cultivates the pearl.

Reclaiming’s Pearl Pentacle class, like the Iron Pentacle with its corresponding points of Sex – Pride – Self – Power – Passion, was adapted from Victor and Cora Anderson’s work in the Feri Tradition of Witchcraft.

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 an accessible, fair, and nurturing environment for all participants.

Prerequisite
Elements of Magic

When
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Sunday, October 7, 2018: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
We kindly ask that students commit to attending the full weekend.

Where
To be held at a private residence in Hawthorne, CA.
Address shared upon registration.

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

Questions and Pre-Registration
Rebecca: (310) 254-8661 or rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com


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.