Funerary Rites for pagans with Lady Cerridwyn aka Anne Rutherford Must pagans replicate the traditions that are prevalent in western society? Are we limited to cremation and internment and traditional burial with viewings and services? What are the historical methods of burial in pagan societies and how might they be replicated in the modern world? Class will include an overview of historical practices, and discussion of modern day options and legal issues. Workshop with discussion.
Dowsing 101 with Sean Kane
Dowsing is the art of locating objects and detecting energies. Starwolf will show you how to utilize both L rods and Pendulums in finding what you need. 60 min
Your Astrology Chart with Christopher LaFond
Though there are many levels to astrology, the most basic levels of reading the birth (natal) chart are fairly straightforward. In this workshop, we’ll unpack one sentence that is the essential key to basic chart interpretation: “… the planets indicate, the signs describe, and the houses locate and empower…” (Deborah Houlding, The Houses: Temples of the Sky).
We’ll use the charts of (willing) attendees to see how clear your own charts can be, and how simple the first (and most important) level of astrological interpretation is. This is an excellent introduction for the beginner, or review of traditional (pre-1700) methods for the experienced astrologer. 90 minutes
Somatic Prayer with Sean Donahue
What is your body’s deepest prayer? Shifting, focusing, and building sensation and emotion lie at the heart of my magic(k)al practice. It is our Wild Self, our Somatic Self, that can engage most profoundly with the Divine and the Infinite to create “change in conformity with Will,” Drawing on the insights of Wilhelm Reich and Victor Anderson and my own lived experience, I will outline my approach to working with embodied sensation in partnering with the living world for individual and collective healing and transformation. 90 minutes
Astrologically, Mars and Saturn are known as the “malefics,” or “evil doers.” But we all have them somewhere in our charts, and the difficulties they indicate can often simply be an indicator of how to pay closer attention to our needs. This workshop will explore how that works, using some famous examples as well as the birth charts of willing participants. No previous astrological background is necessary; appropriate for all levels of astrological knowledge. 90 minutes