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 – Studio City area – Weekend Intensive – June 1 & 2
  5. Aspecting – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – August 10 & 11
  6. Elements of Magic – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – August 31 & September 1
  7. Rites of Passage – Irvine – Weekend Intensive – October 19 & 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.


Rites of Passage

Rites 2019When
Saturday, October 19
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

and

Sunday, October 20
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where
Private residence in Irvine, CA (details provided on registration)

Taught by Rebecca and Rainy

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

Join us in Samhain season as we embark on an initiatory journey to the Isle of Apples, the mystical realm of Avalon. Using trance, dreamwork and storytelling, we will explore inner magical realms, receive challenges, meet helpers and find our personal allies. Together we will cross through the mists, emerging reborn, renewed.

In this Reclaiming Core class, we will develop our skills in trance, dream exploration and priestessing. Students will learn how to lead a trance for another person and themselves, practice group trance and pairs trance, and take home tools and techniques for dream exploration and creating a personal rite of passage.

Prerequisites:

  • Reclaiming’s Elements of Magic
Registration:
Pre-registration required. Contact Rebecca at rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com with questions or to reserve your spot.

Elements of Magic

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Saturday, August 31
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
and
Sunday, September 1
10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Where
Greater Los Angeles area, details TBA

Taught by Laura Wyrd and Lore Hourteillan

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

With the art of magic, we deepen our vision and focus our will, empowering ourselves to act in the world. In this class we begin the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.

You will learn the ritual technologies we use 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. Techniques we will use and explore include dancing, drumming, chanting, trance, visualization, wish birds, sensing and projecting energy, working boundaries and will, spellcraft, and creating and structuring rituals.

Each class is structured as a participatory ritual and includes practice of 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. Group experience follows feminist consensus process. We hope to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants.

Elements of Magic is a pre-requisite for all other Reclaiming classes.

We welcome both beginning students and advanced students who want to deepen their experience of the sacred elements.

Prerequisites:

  • Reading of the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by
    Starhawk.
  • We ask that applicants be committed to the entire
    weekend or let us know in advance if not.
Registration:
  • Contact Laura Wyrd at either lynxmagic@hotmail.com or (310)869-5766.

Drawing Down the Moon: The Art and Practice of Aspecting

When
Saturday, August 10
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

and

Sunday, August 11
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where
Greater Los Angeles area, details TBA

Taught by Laura Wyrd and Caduceus

$160-$350 (self-determined sliding scale)
(a limited number of partial scholarships are available for those in need)

Aspecting is a pathway to personal encounters with the Gods/Divinity. It is beautiful and transformative. It can lead us to the deepest, most intimate relationships with the Divine. In the practice of Aspecting, we bring the energy & messages of the deities through our bodies, energy fields, and our voices.

In this playshop we will safely explore the techniques and the practice of Aspecting as it’s done in the Reclaiming Tradition. We’ll step into the practice by anchoring, grounding, releasing our inflated/deflated tendencies, and creating a strong container. For those new to Aspecting this class will offer you a safe gateway into this magical experience. For those more experienced, it will be a chance to deepen your practice and share the wisdom of the gods with others.

Laura & Caduceus are longtime dedicants to this practice and have succeeded through trial and error with the Gods, who are often patient and always forgiving.

Prerequisites:

  • Reclaiming’s Elements of Magic and
  • 1 additional Reclaiming Core class or Reclaiming Witchcamp.
Registration:
  1. Contact Laura Wyrd at either lynxmagic@hotmail.com or (310)869-5766.
  2. Pay in full now, OR submit a deposit of $80. (Deposit amount is nonrefundable after 7/27; all cancellations must be submitted in writing prior to the 7/27 deadline.)
  3. Pre-registration required.
  4. Space is limited, register with a deposit to reserve your spot.

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.