Classes

2019 Class Schedule

  1. Elements of Magic – San Diego – Weekend Intensive – January 19 & 20
  2. Elements of Magic – Hawthorne – Six Sundays – February 10 through March 31
  3. Iron Pentacle – Irvine – Weekend Intensive – April 20 & 21
  4. Pearl Pentacle – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – June 1 & 2
  5. Aspecting – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – July or August
  6. Elements of Magic – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – early September
  7. Rites of Passage – Irvine – Three Sundays – October 6 through October 20
  8. Pentacle of Community – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – November or December

Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes.
Aspecting prerequisites include Elements of Magic and either one other core class or attendance at a Reclaiming Witchcamp.


Elements of Magic Six-Week Class

“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 6-week course 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, spellcraft, 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 all six classes. (Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes.)

WHEN
6 Sundays beginning 2/10/19 from 1-5 pm.
Tentative Schedule: 2/10, (possibly skipping 2/17), 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, (possibly skipping 3/17), 3/24, and concluding 3/31.

WHERE
A private home in the Hawthorne area. Exact location will be shared with registrants or upon request.

TEACHERS
Taught by Rebecca and Kirke

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

Questions and registration: rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com


Iron Pentacle – Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, April 20
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, April 21
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where
At a private home in Irvine. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by RebeccaRainy and Kirke.

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

Pre-Register Now via email rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com; please include information about when you took Elements of Magic and who your teachers were.

Join us for an Iron Pentacle class! The Iron Pentacle is one of Reclaiming Tradition’s core tools for self-transformation, inherited from the Anderson Feri Tradition.

Using our magical skills, along with moving and shaping energy, we’ll explore the five points of the Iron PentacleSEXPRIDESELFPOWER, and PASSION. These points are our birthright as free human beings. The Iron Pentacle can help us reclaim these energies and integrate them into our lives.

During this intermediate class we will explore the power and majesty of the Iron Pentacle through exercises and techniques, including ritual, trance, energy work, self-awareness, communication, journaling, and song. We’ll also develop areas where growth and balance are required, learning tools to take into our daily lives. Although the Iron Pentacle can be challenging, it is a powerful tool for personal transformation, which is the work of a lifetime.

Questions? Email: rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com

PREREQUISITE
Reclaiming Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for this class.


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.