Classes

Elements of Magic Weekend Intensive

A scratchy ink drawing of a hand holding a ceremonial athame. Purple text overlay reads: "Elements of Magic: a Reclaiming Core Class. Weekend intensive in person in LA. September 10 & 11, 2022. 10AM-6PM. For more info and to register: kirke.bonificata@gmail.com."
Drawing by Joshua K. Boehm

Join us IN PERSON for Elements of Magic, a foundational class in the Reclaiming Tradition of witchcraft.

In this transformative weekend intensive, we will form an allyship with the elements, noticing how they show up in our local bioregion. How does it feel to work with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit in this place and time? How do these elements charge us, change us, and sustain us when we come together with a group of witches and make magic in physical space?

In Elements of Magic, students will learn to purify, cast, ground, invoke, trance, move and raise energy, set intentions, visit their place of power, do spell work, and use multiple modes of divination, among other witchcraft practices. While the class serves as an introduction to Reclaiming-style magic, it is intended for witches of all backgrounds and experience levels. Class segments are structured as participatory rituals that allow us to connect to each element, individually and as a transitory coven exploring our magic together.

Elements of Magic is a great way to connect with other people exploring Reclaiming, an activist, non-hierarchical, anarcho-feminist witchcraft tradition that was born in the California Bay Area in the early 1980s. Group experience follows feminist consensus process. We aim to provide an accessible, fair, and nurturing environment for all participants.

Taught by Rainy, Kirke, and Sara.

WHEN

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11

10 am to 6 pm 

To create a strong magical container, we kindly ask that students commit to attending the full weekend of the class.

WHERE

A private residence in the Los Angeles area. Address and full location info will be given to those who register.

SUGGESTED READING

Please read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk. 

ACCESSIBILITY & COVID PROTOCOLS

The class will be held in a private residence. The space is up a flight of stairs. The class will be held in an indoors, climate-controlled space with easy access to a refrigerator and bathroom.

We are requiring all participants to be vaccinated and boosted. We request that participants take a home covid test within 24 hours of the start of class.

Please contact us if you are interested in taking the class and you have specific accessibility needs, so that we may do our best to accommodate them.

COST

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

REGISTER

Contact kirke.bonificata@gmail.com to register or ask further questions.


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.

Pentacle of Community

In this class, we weave magic to open ourselves to the wisdom of the being that is community. We work with the five points of our pentacle of interdependence: Collaboration, Honour, Common Good, Empowerment, and Service. Six classes (or weekend intensive), culminating with a ritual created by the students.

Prerequisite: Elements of Magic and either Iron Pentacle or Pearl Pentacle.

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.