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Elements of Magic is a weekend intensive with Juniper Caldera, Pigeon and Otter RiverRider. Elements is the first of Reclaiming’s core classes, but it is open to all levels of experience. Over the weekend, the goddess-saint Brighid offers an invitation into deeper relationship to the sacred elements of life. Along the way, we will explore some of the tools and practices that are a foundation of the Reclaiming Tradition, such as invocations, trance, divination, chants and ritual energetics.
We intentionally model financial accessibility by setting class fees on a sliding scale. The scale for this class is $100-$250, with a reparations discounted fee of $75 for POC/Indigenous Person. $50 to hold your slot due within 5 days of registration, or by JANUARY 1, 2020, whichever comes first. Balance due JANUARY 10, 2020. We ask that those who are able to pay higher on the scale to please do so we can continue to offer deeply discounted slots to those more aggressively disenfranchised by capitalism.
****WE ARE OFFERING ONE disenfranchised by capitalism slots on a first come, first served basis ($0 fee)
**** WE ARE OFFERING ONE work study slot for $50.
This weekend intensive caps at 20 participants.
This weekend workshop is January 25- 26 in Swissvale/Pittsburgh, PA. 10am-8:30pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. This is a weekend workshop in which the content builds on itself over the entire weekend.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS:
I am a Reclaiming Witch, artist, sex educator, and mother to wild and growing beings. My Work as a Priestess & Witch centers around the tactile experiences of embodied magic, art, and plants. My eclectic tastes run from throwing runes and pulling tarot cards to trance work and exercise. I am pulled to Reclaiming witchcraft through lived experiences and human-divine connections. I practice magic to come fully into oneness with my Godself. My work is like a volcano rising from the ocean floor, destroying and creating through beautiful lava flows and fermenting magma chambers. My magical superpower is childlike enthusiasm woven with my years of life experience. As a priestess my intention is to empower sojourners to be their own cauldron of transformation.
Pigeon is a birb who lives in the city of Pittsburgh with a cat named Soybean. They are a mystic, a ritualist, an anarchist, a witch, a kinkster, an artist, and a healer. The magic that they bring to ritual and community is a deep empathy, groundedness, and fluidity. They are drawn to the Reclaiming Witchcraft tradition because the ecstatic nature of rituals speaks to their deep need for experience over observation.
Pigeon’s spiritual work is centered in reconnecting to their Catholic ancestry through heresy, sacred sexuality, pleasure activism, art, and mutual aid. They use their knowledge and energy to facilitate workshops, plan rituals with Reclaiming Pittsburgh, and create art with Garlic Witch Zines. They are an activist, and a sex educator and are dedicated to the exploration of pleasure, spirituality, and liberation. In their spare time Pigeon likes to forage for mushrooms, identify plants, and visit old churches.
I am a story-yeller, truth-sayer, ritual artist, and an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri Traditions. My magic is rooted in writing, sacred play, hearth-tending, social action, and keen curiosity in the worlds.
I am enchanted by the power of story to transform our lives. I find the greatest joy in exploring how these threads connect us to each other, our cultures and our gods. All stories are doorways to inner delving, and I stand at their thresholds with lockpicks in hand.
As a witch whose roots begin in the deep south, my magic is inspired by civil rights heroes and informed by my own time at the Capitol. I feel a kinship to wild storms that wound and heal, to the rivers of my life and locality, and the fertile ground that sustains community.