Month: September 2017

The Eightfold Path of Altered States with Raven Kaldera

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Spirit-workers and magicians the world over, and all throughout time, have used a variety of methods to go into altered states. From there, they could access other worlds and touch divine forces. This class will give you a map of the eight roads to that unique place, covering methods of altered states used by all cultures, some more dangerous than others. From the Path of Rhythm to the Path of Sacred Plants to the Path of Meditation to the Ordeal Path, we’ll explore them all. We will not, however, be using these methods in class; this is discussion only.

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Class Highlight: Self Help Spells…or not

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The Popularity of Self-help type spells and why they do or don’t work with Rev. HPS Sarah Livermore

Spells for courage, happiness, love, and overcoming a variety of psychological issues are popular and available in books, on the internet, and in every new age shop on the planet. They make up one of the many forms of self-help out there in the pop psychology universe. How do they really work and why do they often fail? A guide to self-help spells and rituals. 

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Panel Spotlight: Sacred Hospitality

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Sacred Hospitality Panel
What do you do if you feel that Sacred Hospitality requires you to feed any guest in your home, but you also feel that it is the sharing of food that binds the guest and host together, and you really don’t like the buddy that one of your friends brought along? Does your belief system allow you some escape clause like “I gave him milk, not water, so it’s not a breach of etiquette to run a tent-stake through his head.” Many ancient cultures had limitations- a guest bond only lasted three days, for example.
In a multi-cultural world we don’t have common rules; most of the modern world isn’t even aware of the sacred nature of the guest- host bond. But what one culture considers required, another may consider forbidden. Let’s bring some of these unexpressed beliefs into the light and examine them in the light of the modern world and our personal experiences with the gods and beings of other realms?

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Speaker Spotlight: Selina Rifkin

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Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., M.S. is a graduate of Temple University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 1998 she graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in Maine where she specialized in sports massage. In 2006 she completed her Masters program in Nutrition with a focus on traditional foods, and the work of Weston A. Price.

In 2008, she started working for Cherry Hill Seminary and currently serves as the Assistant to the Director and manages the online classrooms. When the school started to offer Master of Divinity degrees in 2009, she applied and was accepted to the program. She has a blog at Witches and Pagans called Caldron to Kitchen and is the author of the Referral Guide to Complementary Care. Selina recognized she was Pagan in her late teens and has also participated in many circles in several different traditions.

She has been a speaker at CTCW many years, this year teaching “Pagan Kosher: How what we eat can save the planet (and our health too)”

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Reader Spotlight: Foresight Your Psychic

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Catherine and Sean (Starwolf) Kane form the team known as Foresight. the Knowledge you Need for the Adventure of Life …

Catherine is a professional Psychic, a Reiki Master, a Bard, an esoteric Christian mystic, a student of the Universe and an enthusiastic teacher of what she knows. She uses palmistry, the I Ching, dowsing, intuitive readings and an assortment of other techniques to empower people with the information they need to make good choices and have their best and brightest lives.
Starwolf (Sean) Witch, Shaman, Tarot Reader, Reiki Master, Run Valdyr Master, Starwolf Brings a Vast Knowledge of Subjects Both Esoteric and Exoteric to Any Problem.
Catherine and Starwolf are based in Connecticut and can be found in events in New Jersey and throughout New England.
Foresight gives 10 % of it’s profits to causes that make the world better.

 Find them at Foresight your Psychic    and their blog Foresight Your CT Psychic. There you will find articles, links to where they will be and Cathy’s books, and much more! Also look for them at CTCW in workshops, panels and the Readers Room.
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