Wheel Of The Year ((audio class)) classes+coaching option
She Changes Everything She Touches: A Journey Through The Wheel of the Year
Since the birth of human culture, our ancestors shaped their yearly realities through ritually observing the changing seasons. By watching the rotations of celestial bodies, they designated holy days to mark the gateways from one season to another. They celebrated to honor the Earth, Deity, ancestors and allied spirit folk, and to manifest abundance and good fortune for the coming cycle.
Through this class, we will spend a full year cycle exploring the 8 holy days that make up the wheel of the year specifically in European pagan traditions. We will learn history, traditional ways of observing these Sabbats, and explore the wheel of the year as a template for personal growth.
This series includes:
*9 recorded classes sent to you as audio files via Dropbox throughout the year
*Instruction in the basics of ritual, and how to practice magic safely and ethically
*Techniques for planning your own rituals
*Deliberately tending personal growth and healing at each stage of the Wheel
*Old traditions and history surrounding the 8 holy days
*Ritual songs for the changing seasons
*Goddesses associated with the holy day/season and Their stories
*Plant allies for each season and how to build magical relationships with them
*Guided trance to explore your inner landscape and connection with allied spirit folk
The first class will focus on the basics of ritual and how to practice safely. This class will be sent out at the end of November. Each following class will be sent out a week before the holiday with the intent of giving you time to listen and plan your ritual (or other observance) for the day of.
This class strives to be accessible for folks who are new to their exploration of witchcraft and paganism, but it is not a 101 class.
There are four different ways to receive this class:
*The basics. 9 recorded classes delivered to your inbox to interact with on your own terms.
The sliding scale for this option is $200-350, breaking down to as little as $22 a class.
*The 9 classes + 4 personal coaching sessions with me. We can use that time however you want: to answer questions about the work you’re doing in class, explore added skill building, or intuitive guidance around whatever challenges are feeling most up for you at the moment. To find out more about my guidance practice, visit the guidance section of this website.
This option is limited to 10 people and the sliding scale is $300-450
*The 9 classes + 9 magical items mailed to your home. These will be magical tools or medicines handcrafted by me with intention, including written explanations of the tools and their uses. They will include 2 herbal elixirs (alcohol and honey), an anointing oil, a prayer candle, a hand hemmed and botanically dyed altar cloth, a honey syrup, a psychic cleanser scrub, an oxymel (honey and apple cider vinegar), and a witch’s torch (plant covered in beeswax). Creating is a magical act for me and so much gets channeled into what I make with my hands. To get a sense of my work, visit my etsy shop.
This option is limited to 10 people and the sliding scale is $400-550
*The 9 classes + 4 sessions with me + 9 magical items, the whole shebang!
This option is limited to 5 people and the sliding scale is $500-650
As a witch with settler/colonial ancestry living and teaching earth based practices on stolen/unceded land, I’ll be donating between 15-30% (depending on how many folks take the class and how they pay on the sliding scale) per person to Indigenous sovereignty movements locally and throughout the country.
A note about sliding scale:
I use sliding scales for my classes because as a low income person I am dedicated to making my classes as financially accessible as possible. If you are someone who struggles to make rent, or don’t have much left after paying rent and bills, please access the lower end of the scale. If you have more financial leeway, please pay higher on the scale. This makes it possible for me to price the low end of my sliding scale lower than the going rate and still make closer to a living wage.
This listing is for a deposit for the classes+coaching option only. Deposit payment due by November 26 to hold your spot (as some packages are limited). The remainder of the class cost is due January 1st, 2018. Payment plans are available if needed, be in touch!
About my practice and the beliefs that shape my teaching:
My practice and teachings are rooted and centered in queer and women’s mysteries, Goddess worship, and European pagan/witch traditions. Within that, my tradition and practice is very eclectic and anarchic. When I say eclectic, I mean that I believe in a living and evolving tradition that incorporates surviving pieces of old witchcraft and newer traditions practiced by my teachers (Reclaiming Collective and Faerie), and is held together, fed, and dictated by a deliberate and active relationship with Spirit. When I say anarchic, I speak of a focus on cultivating trust in your individual authority and learning to participate in ritual within the context of a peer group that shares power.
I was raised with a strong anti-capitalist/anti-consumer ethic, which is to say I believe in cultivating reciprocal relationships with the world around us vs. seeing the world as inert matter for our consumption. I believe in an intersectional view of systemic oppression, which is to say that I believe we are living with in the death throes of a soul eating civilization whose main expressions are rape culture, colonization and genocide, white supremacy, hatred for queerness and gender variance, life destroying class disparity, and general ecocide, all of which are interlocking tentacles of the same beast. I believe that it is impossible to survive in this system without accruing some form of trauma, that personal traumatic happenings are related to systemic oppression, and that a “culture” that is based on systemic oppression is traumatizing in and of itself. I believe in centering trauma in my magical work, and that committing to the process of healing our trauma is a magical act. I believe that the Burning Times and the destruction of the matrilineal Indigenous cultures of Europe were test runs for the genocidal colonization of the Americas, that we all are still living out the repercussions of that drastic shift and everything that came after. I believe that folks who benefit from the current white supremacist system have an obligation to look to that part of our history and do everything in our power to heal. I believe that humans lived in deep connection and relationship with their surroundings and each other for waaaaay longer than patriarchy/white supremacy/ecocidal domination have existed. I believe we can do that again.