Classes

2020 Preliminary Class Schedule

  1. Elements of Magic – San Diego – Weekend Intensive – March 14 & 15
  2. Elements of Magic – LA-area Location TBD – April 4 & 5
  3. Pearl Pentacle – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – April 25 & 26
  4. Pentacle of Community – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – May 16 & 17
  5. Iron Pentacle – LA-area Location TBD – Weekend Intensive – September

Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes.
Pentacle of Community prerequisites include Elements of Magic and either Iron or Pearl Pentacle.


Elements of Magic – San Diego Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, March 14brighid-the-flaming-arrow-helena-nelson-reed
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, March 15
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
A private residence in San Diego. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by Rebecca, Poppy and Rainy

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

Pre-Register Now via PayPal, or email info@reclaimingla.org for other registration options:

Email poppywalksedges@gmail.com to pre-register.

Come join us around Brigid’s cauldron as we drink from the sacred well of our divinity and connection to all things, and stoke the hearth fires to re-forge our hearts.

EARTH – AIR – FIRE – WATER – SPIRIT

Elements of Magic is the first of the Reclaiming Tradition core classes. Journeying together through earth, air, fire, water and spirit, we will work with tools including grounding, creating sacred space, invocation, sound, movement, divination, trance and more. Each class segment is structured as a participatory ritual including practical tips and magical tools.

This workshop provides an opportunity to explore and practice the foundational magical skills of the Reclaiming Tradition and is a great way to connect with other people exploring magic and witchcraft and build community. Group experience follows feminist consensus process. We aim to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants and are committed to creating an inclusive environment aligned with the Principles of Unity.

 PREREQUISITE
Please read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk. We kindly ask that students commit to attending the full weekend, or let us know in advance if not. (Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes.)

Questions? Email: poppywalksedges@gmail.com


Elements of Magic Weekend Intensive

Join us for Elements if Magic, where we learn the tools and hone our skills of the Craft, supported by the foundation of the Principles of Unity. 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.

In Elements of Magic we invite Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to become our allies, inform our work, and help us grow. By the end of class students will understand the energies of each element and be well on their way to create relationship with the elements and the various spirits and deities we invoke in class. Students will learn to purify, cast, ground, invoke, trance, move and raise energy, set intentions, visit their place of power, do spell work, use multiple modes of divination, create sigils, etc. In these times especially, we will also discuss both defensive magic and magic as a tool for personal, communal, and global activism. 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, our communities, and our world.

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

When
Saturday 4/4 & Sunday 4/5
10 am to 6 pm
We kindly ask that students commit to attending the full weekend.

Where
TBD greater LA area

Taught by Rebecca, Rainy & Kirke

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

Questions and Pre-Registration
Rebecca: rebeccafowler825@yahoo.com


Community Class: The Mycelial Pentacle

This class is being postponed. We are hoping to offer this class in the second half of the year.

In the Forest, not a single organism survives entirely on its own. The mycelium in the forest floor supports and links every thing rooted in it. The trees provide shelter for all, reducing the temperature and wind-flow within the forest while also bringing moisture down from the sky. Every creature in every ecosystem is interconnected. We too are interconnected. In community, we grow together, we thrive together just like all creatures in the Forest. In Reclaiming, community is the capstone of our tradition. And therein lies both our blessings and our challenges.

In this class, we rise to our challenges and embrace our blessings as we work magic with the Pentacle of Community: Collaboration, Honor, Common Good, Empowerment, and Service. We will also work with Collectivism as the circumference of this pentacle. Through the Pentacle of Community, we weave a network that supports our living, working, and being together; we build a radical alternative to the destructive domination and isolationism of the over-culture. We will examine our relationships with each other, learn from indigenous and earth wisdom, perform radical self analysis, and empower tools that help us continually move from isolationism to standing together, supporting ourselves and each other as creatures of this brilliant and magical forest.

When

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm – and – Sunday, May 17, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where
Greater Los Angeles area, details TBA

Taught by Robin and Caduceus

Fees and Registration

Pre-requisites

  • Elements of Magic and either Iron Pentacle or Pearl Pentacle.
  • Alternative pre-requisites include equivalent experience.

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.