Sunday February 1
Join us in honoring Brigid and doing a cleansing of the old and bringing in new hopes and dreams.
Participants should be ready to raise energy through chanting.
Deryl is a local Witch initiated into the Anderson Feri Tradition. She has been actively practicing in and around San Diego since 1999. She has written and centered many public and private rituals including Beltane in the Park and Witches Night Out. Most of these rites include singing and participation by attendees. Deryl is also active in the East County Pagans group.
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Friday February 6
Beauty Revealed - Amaterasu!
Somewhere deep inside of you the sun glows bright, ready to burn through the fog bank of feeling unwanted or unattractive, and zap the cloudy thoughts of separation and solitude.
Through her own mythology the Sun Goddess Amaterasu helps you come out of hiding and shine!
Remember how it felt to be a fairy/princess/golden child.
Reconnect to the timeless sense of self-love.
Reveal your true beauty to your worst critic - yourself!
Your world simply runs better when you feel beautiful. We aren’t talking just about physical appearances here but down-to-the-core-admiration of who you are and what you reflect to the world. Amaterasu will remind you how to feel gorgeous and magnificent again!
About the Shamanic Goddess Circle
Reawaken the Divine Feminine within you and reclaim your natural, wildish nature. Did you forget you were a Goddess in order to survive through the chaos of this world? Sink your roots into the ground and feel into the life-giving energy available to us all as women. Every month is different – just like we are. Join in this open Circle and journey down the powerful rivers of feminine intuition and healing magic. You’ll learn and experience shamanic techniques for personal growth and healing and discover your own personal Goddess self.
Who is Mara Clear Spring Cook?
Mara is a Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher and Reiki Master. She leads Shamanic Circles: Goddess, Drumming and Soul Song (with Jessica Neagle). Along with group work she sees private clients for soul retrieval, shamanic healing, energy healing, space clearing and blessing, guided journey and more ? both in person and distance. Mara teaches people how to follow the path of the shaman in First Step Shamanic Training and intermediate and advanced Shamanic courses. She also teaches and installs the Nine Rites of the Munay-Ki as taught by Dr. Villoldo and the Four Winds Society.
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Friday February 20
Rosemary and mint are more than easy to find spices to add to your cooking. They have medicinal properties, energetic qualities and magickal uses beyond making a delicious dish. In fact, nearly every common herb in your spice cupboard or grown in your window sill, or found in the neighborhood is an herbal remedy. In Plant Folk for the Kitchen Witch, you will learn how to use these herbs in personal body care products, healing recipes and wonderfully magickal concoctions. We will learn how to honor the lovely plant folk for their gifts, to identify their uses and you’ll be leaving with remedies, recipes and inspiration for the delightful ways you can use them at home.
Plant Folk for the kitchen witch talks about the lore of plants that are common and accessible in most households or grown in many gardens and windowsills. The uses and recipes (medicinal and magickal), will pull from traditional Western Herbalism and intuitive herbalism. In addition to the more tangible uses of the herbs, the class will include traditional spiritual methods for blessing plants, stories about Plant Folk, a meditation to meet a plant spirit, and working with the moon for harvesting.
The theme of the course is intended to foster a deeper connection between your every day Kitchen Witch and the Nature that is around her. Even if you live in a busy neighborhood, you will be able to stroll around the block to find a plant to use in your medicine and magick. The idea that medicine is just outside in your garden can help support students who want to reach for the remedies that our great grandmothers always knew, and are not yet forgotten. Understanding that plants are part of a larger ecosystem of love and support around us, and with gentle guidance on how to connect with them can fundamentally alter your life in a profoundly wonderful way. Come to Plant Folk for the Kitchen Witch and find Nature in a whole new way.
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Friday February 27
Chamomile, Rose, Calendula, Lavender...
Your favorite flowers may be excellent remedies both physically and emotionally. Learn the spiritual and medicinal properties of these beautiful plants. They are easy to use, great for your health, and pleasant to experience. Learn the true meaning of Flower Power.
Martine Melillo teaches herbal studies at School of Healing Arts, aids women as a birth doula, and works as an herbalist at In Harmony Herbs and Spices.
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