Workshop Spotlight: What Dreams May Come

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What Dreams May Come – understanding and unlocking your dreamsHolman_Josephs_Dream

Winter is a time for dreams. What we dream in the dark heart of night holds significant wisdom for us. But often it is hard to unlock the kernel of truth nestled deep within the symbolic, poetic, metaphorical language of the dream. We will share dreams and learn effective methods based on the work of dream pioneer Jeremy Taylor for unpacking the layers of meaning available within. Even if you rarely remember a dream this workshop can helpful. Bring a dream or a snippet of a dream to share.

Juniper TalbotJuniper Talbot began her psychic and magical training as a witch in 1982 and is currently an Elder in Lenai Aine, a Celtic witchcraft coven. She began her study of Tarot and the occult in 1983, through Servants of the Light, an off-shoot of the Golden Dawn, and continues to study with Builders of the Adytum, an esoteric school founded by Paul Foster Case, focusing on Tarot and Qabalah. Juniper has extensive knowledge and experience Celtic myth, ritual and magic, having written and taught on Celtic subjects for over 25 years. Juniper also works actively with dreams and co-facilitates a monthly Dream Circle in her hometown. As a professional dancer and choreographer, Juniper has toured widely to teach and perform both traditional and creative dance/ritual pieces based on her connection to the earth and ancient ways. In 2004, Juniper was chosen as a delegate representing Paganism to offer “Dancing with the Earth” at the Parliament of World’s Religions held in Barcelona.

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Panel Spotlight: Trickster Panel

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Come to the Atrium and listen to several of our speakers and guests talking about various issues. (let us know if you’d like to be on a panel, you don’t have to be a speaker, just have something to say about the topic. Let us know with the form below, or come to the facebook group and join the conversation!)How_loki_wrought_mischief_in_Asgard_by_Willy_Pogany

Trickster Panel

Sometimes one gets the impression that those who call them selves Erisians are simply looking for an excuse to cause trouble. But often as one panelist said “You don’t choose them, they choose you.” and often the trouble they cause results in valuable learning experience.

This one should be lively- especially if the entities feel invited! Our panelists Starwolf, Lady AMber Dawn, Taliesin and others will be folks who’ve worked (intentionally or not) with Tricksters like: Eris, Loki, Coyote, Hermes, Lugh, Esu, Gwydion, Raven, or others…  They are humorists and teachers, although the stories are probably funnier in retrospect than being lived through. Come laugh and learn.

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Speaker Spotlight: Maryalyce Merrit

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MAryalyce Merrit“She changes everything she touches and everything she touches changes”

Maryalyce is a mainstay of the CTCW conference. For several years she has taught Reiki II and III, but this year we’ve asked her to pass on that so she can show some of her other skills. This year her classes will be Angel Allies, Rock my World! (crystals), Good Vibrations (sound healing), and Tea Therapy. (Do follow the links to find out more about those.)

Besides that she’s also running the Healing Room, where folks can go to give and receive healing, or just get away from all that’s going on and absorb (digest?) everything they’ve taken in so far. She’s also brought her stock from her healing center: Akasha’s Journey where you’ll be able to buy crystals, divination tools like pendulums or rune sets, get an aura phBearoto taken, or get a “fuzz therapy” fix. Maryalyce travels with Bear, her service dog, a rescue Bouvier des Flandres, a really charming boy although sometimes shy. Maryalyce is an advocate for both healing animals and helping rescue those who need homes.

Maryalyce (aka Akasha’s Heart on facebook) has been practicing witchcraft and the magickal arts since 1994.  She is an ordained minister, priestess, ritualist, writer, teacher, and healer.  She is a member of the Hands On Trade Association, is a Reiki Master Instructor and Practitioner, Advanced Level IET Practitioner, Run Valdr Instructor and Practitioner, and teacher of such things like reading Tarot and Medicine Cards, Introduction to Wicca, Introduction to Witchcraft, Witch-Crafting (making magickal tools), How to Organize/Construct/Lead Rituals, and others.  With her passion for just about all things esoteric, metaphysical, astrological, and deeply spiritual, she decided to follow her soul’s journey to feed, educate, and empower the world community.  This may be in the form of oracle readings for seekers, healing sessions, healing circles, or Reiki instruction among others.  As a dog lover, she extends this healing to not only dogs, but other animals and familiars as well.  Maryalyce is an ABCDT Certified Dog Trainer, and she and her rescued dog, Bear, are a registered Delta Society Pet Partner therapy team.  Akasha’s Journey has evolved from the same passion for magickal living and Akasha's Journey shelvescrafting tools and items for people and their pets to assist them on their own journeys.  Part of Maryalyce’s dream is to make healing & learning how to heal accessible to the community and the people who truly desire it, and of course, the beautiful animals who cannot ask for it themselves.
Come visit me and begin your transformation.  The joy is in the journey.

Previous years

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

Reiki II, Reiki III, as well as Open Healing/ Healing Practice sessions

as well as Advanced Masters Workshop 2011

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Starwolf on the New Normal Podcast Wednesday

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The REAL Defense Against the Dark Arts Live on Wednesday at 8 pmStarwolf shaman
Do you believe in curses?
Please join Tchipakkan and Starwolf on the New Normal on on your computer. We’ll be talking about protective magicks; hexbreaking, uncrossing, warding and curse turning.
You’re gonna wanna be there..
Want to catch this interview, call in with your own questions or be part of the live chat happening during every show?
If you just want to listen, you can go to, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”.
If you want to chat, you’ll need to go to the top of the home page on the extreme right and click “Join” to set up a personal account (it’s free but takes a few moments, so you might want to do this in advance)
Starwolf is a shaman, Witch, professional psychic, Reiki Master and metaphysical engineer and soldier of fortune. His broad range of knowledge and experience in the fields of magick, metaphysics and spirituality give him a uniquely practical approach to adapting traditional metaphysical elements to modern lifestyles, and pulls magick into the twenty-first century. You can find him and his wife Catherine online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at or

So listen in Wednesday night, and call in between 8 and 8:45 with any stories or questions: 619-639-4606
Or ask questions live in the chat room- or leave questions here (if you can’t call in, and want to listen to the podcast later). Live archives its shows for your listening at a time convenient to you.

Starwolf and Turnsteel, a rootworker, hoodoo practitioner and modern sorcerer, will be doing a workshop on this subject at the Changing Times, Changing Worlds Conference, in Northampton, MA. (Nov 13-15)

Hope you can join Starwolf, Turnsteel and Tchipakkan on Wednesday, live, from 8-9 on the New Normal on

Get more of Starwolf and his wife Catherine Kane medium, author, and also frequent guest on the New Normal and CTCW at their and
or find them weekends in October at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Cathy and Sean

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Listen to Our Speakers on the New Normal

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Wednesday night, September 16th, on the New Normal Radio you can listen to Starwolf  who will be teaching Protective Energy work with Turnsteel at CTCW. This workshop is essentially a real-world “Defense against the Dark Arts”. “Because sometimes shit happens, and who’re you gonna call?”


DSCN2783As a shaman, Witch, professional psychic, Reiki Master and metaphysical engineer and soldier of fortune, Starwolf brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to the fields of magick, metaphysics and spirituality. His practical approach to adapting traditional metaphysical elements to modern lifestyles pulls magick into the twenty-first century.  You can find him and his wife Catherine online as Foresight (the Information you need for the Adventure of Life) at or

Turnsteel (not available Wednesday) is a practicing rootworker and sorcerer trained in southern hoodoo and modern sorcery. His workshops focus on combining practical spellwork with real world action to help achieve your aims. Trained in traditional hoodoo, folk magic, and drawing on techniques from around the world, Turnsteel is a reader and rootworker who specializes in making real world changes through the fusion of skillfully applied sorcery and practical mundane effort.

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