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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 17
  3. Iron Pentacle – Irvine – Residential 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.


Ostara Ritual

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image by Shirley Kite

Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate the Spring Equinox. Also known as Ostara, this ritual celebrates the halfway mark between winter and summer when day and night are equal length. The Spring Equinox marks one of four special points on the Earth’s rotation around the Sun when light and dark hang in perfect balance.

In ritual space we’ll come together to celebrate springtime and growth – the renewal of life that appears on the earth after winter. This is a time to break free from that which has been holding us back. It’s a time to shed the baggage and make a fresh start – to move on, to look forward rather than behind.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019

4:30 PM: Gather & Drum Jam
5:00 PM: Ritual Start

Location

Gathering Location:
Griffith Park
Merry Go Round Lot Two
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(To get to Merry Go Round Lot Two, drive through Merry Go Round Lot 1 and out the back of that parking lot, continuing up the hill to the next lot. Lot 2 does not have any signage.)

Ritual Location:
Old Los Angeles Zoo
4801 Griffith Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Suggested Donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Accessibility

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All Genders Welcome!
Children welcome with adult supervision

What to Bring

To support those in recovery, all of our rituals are clean and sober.


Beltane Ritual

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image by Douglas Stewart Walker

Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate BELTANE, also known as May Eve, a cross-quarter holiday celebrating the height of Spring. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight. It’s the time when the Earth Mother opens up to the fertility god and the Faeries are afoot.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

4:30 PM: Gather & Drum Jam
5:00 PM: Ritual Start

Location

Gathering Location:
Griffith Park
Merry Go Round Lot Two
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(To get to Merry Go Round Lot Two, drive through Merry Go Round Lot 1 and out the back of that parking lot, continuing up the hill to the next lot. Lot 2 does not have any signage.)

Ritual Location:
Old Los Angeles Zoo
4801 Griffith Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Suggested Donation: $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Accessibility

 

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All Genders Welcome!
Children welcome with adult supervision

What to Bring

To support those in recovery, all of our rituals are clean and sober.


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 the full weekend. (Elements of Magic is a prerequisite for all other Reclaiming classes.)

WHEN
6 Sundays beginning 2/10/19 from 1-5pm.
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 in the greater Los Angeles 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


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Saturday, April 29, 2018
4:30 pm Drum Jam
5:00 pm Ritual

GRIFFITH PARK, Los Angeles
**Exact gathering location to be confirmed.**

$5 – $15 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

Join Reclaiming LA to celebrate BELTANE, also known as May Eve, a cross-quarter holiday celebrating the height of Spring. Beltane is a festival of flowers, fertility, sensuality, and delight. It’s the time when the Earth Mother opens up to the fertility god and the Faeries are afoot.

All Genders Welcome!
Children welcome with adult supervision

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WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

  • Wear comfortable shoes, since it will be a bit of a walk from the parking areas
  • Bring a water bottle (and snacks, if desired) for yourself
  • Please bring flowers for the altar!

To support those in recovery, this ritual is clean and sober.


Elements of Magic – Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, April 22
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, April 23
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
A private residence in West Hollywood. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by Urania and Caduceus

$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:

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We’re excited to offer Elements of Magic in a weekend intensive format in Los Angeles! In this class taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, we begin the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Learn how to deepen your vision and focus your Will – empowering yourself to act in the world!

Each class is structured as a participatory ritual including practical tips and magical tools. You will learn ritual technologies used 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.

We’ll explore and learn techniques including dance, drumming, chanting, trance, visualization, wish birds, sensing & projecting energy, working boundaries and Will, spellcraft, and creating and structuring rituals. 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 aim to provide a fair and nurturing environment for all participants.

Questions? Email: info@reclaimingla.org

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


Elements of Magic

“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, February 24, 2018
10:00AM to 7:00PM
-and-
Sunday, February 25, 2018
10:00AM to 6:00PM

WHERE
In the Los Angeles area. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by Laura Wyrd and Rebecca

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

Questions and pre-registration: laura@lauramorganhypnotherapy.com or (310)358-5018


Iron Pentacle – Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, September 2
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, September 3
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
In the Los Angeles area. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by ThibautCaduceus, and Rebecca

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

Pre-Register Now via email info@reclaimingla.org; 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: info@reclaimingla.org

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


Pearl Pentacle – Weekend Intensive

When
Saturday, October 14
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

and

Sunday, October 15
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
In the Los Angeles area. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by UraniaCaduceus, and Ravenna 

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

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

Each point of the Pearl Pentacle radiates through us and into the world, offering the powerful and visionary qualities of Love, Law, Wisdom, Liberty/Power and Knowledge. We become the conduit through which the Pearl can flow into the world, as we honor and celebrate the sacredness of life and the Earth. This pentacle provides a framework for developing self and group awareness, building intuitive skills, and for stepping into one’s power in the world.

Within the container of class we will use ritual, movement, meditation, trance, chants, and drumming to explore the points and connections of the Pearl Pentacle and how its powerful energy can be shaped and channeled into our lives.

The energy of this Pentacle is full of depth and healing, the ability to turn wounds into jewels, a great companion tool in times of challenge.

Some Pearl Pentacle articles are available in the Reclaiming Quarterly archives.

Questions? Email: info@reclaimingla.org

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


The Sound of Ritual: Soundscaping and Sacred Noise

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Saturday, March 10
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Sunday, March 11
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where
Los Angeles. Address shared upon registration.

Taught by Gwion and Rainy

$120 – $240 (self-determined sliding scale)
(a limited number of partial scholarships are available for those in need)

Email gwionraven@gmail.com to pre-register; $50 deposit required to hold your spot.

Let us be still and listen for the sounds of ritual. Are we shaping a call for justice? Are we crafting a chant song for community healing? Does our ritual play long for a kaleidoscope of sounds and rhythms cascading together to make a beautiful noise that supports the magic we create?

Gwion and Rainy cordially invite you to join us as we explore the art of ritual soundscaping. Together we will delve into the mysteries of our collective voice, using it as a tool for enhancing ritual experiences. Together we’ll find the “just right” sounds as they emerge and fold them seamlessly into the rich tapestry of ritual technology, honing and developing our musical skills together.

Let us explore crafting magical, musical intentions, using our voices, drums, bodies and the instruments that Nature provides us to nurture and support life enhancing change and action.

No musical experience required. Bring a drum if you have one or shakers or a kazoo or just your hands and a voice. This is not a drumming workshop, but it is a sound playshop and drums might be used.

Questions? Email: info@reclaimingla.org

Facilitator Bios:
Gwion has been a practicing witch and ritualist within the Reclaiming Tradition since 2003. He loves being in service with this community of witches and world changers and has taught Reclaiming Core classes, week-long witchcamps, and embodied devotional work across the U.S and Canada. As a drummer and musician, Gwion draws inspiration from music and improvisational theatre. He has a willingness to embrace and explore the power in the Shadow. Gwion has studied Tibetan Buddhism with his beloved Ven. Segyu Rinpoche, Druidry and adores myths, especially those from the British Isles. He is often found conversing with Ravens, running through the redwoods, and drumming with the Unseen Ones. Gwion is dedicated to Ceridwen and the transformation She brings through her cauldron of Initiation. You can follow Gwion at www.tobeawitch.com

Rainy – I’ve known I was a witch since my college days (nearly 30 years ago now), practicing mostly as a solitary until I found my home in Reclaiming. Since 2004 I’ve attended six Witchcamps (California Witchcamp and Tejas Web in TX) and one Tejas Dandelion Gathering, returning from each camp more in love with this tradition and with a deepening commitment to nurturing community at home. I’m currently serving on the Reclaiming LA Ritual Planning Cell and have helped to craft and priestess many public rituals in the last three years. My personal practice includes restorative yoga, meditation, divination, and journaling. You can often find me at the community garden or curled up with my two cats and a good book.