2019 Vancouver Reclaiming Samhain & Spiral Dance

You are invited to join Vancouver Reclaiming for our 27th Annual Public Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance

We respectfully acknowledge that this ritual is being held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Samhain has Gaelic origins and was first celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Learn more about Samhain.

Samhain 2019 intention: Coming Soon!

Location: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4C3 (Map)

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time:

  • 5:45pm: Doors open
  • 6:00pm: Newcomers Info Session
  • 7:00pm: Doors closed. SORRY NO LATECOMERS!
  • 10:00pm:  Ritual ends and food is shared.

Please plan to stay until the end of the ritual. If you need to leave early please connect with a volunteer at the event.

Tickets: Info on ticket prices and link to purchase tickets online: Coming Soon! Tickets will be available to purchase in person at the event in cash only. No ATM is available onsite.

We are reviewing the cost and ticket prices for this event and will provide an update soon that includes the cost of attendance.

Bring: water to drink, food to share and a blanket and pillows for sitting

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance free!

Click here to view the Facebook event page where you can find updates regarding the event and intention. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the event page.

If you are interested in volunteering or taking on a ritual role please fill out this survey.

Newcomers Info Session

6:00pm-6:45pm

Is this your first time at a Reclaiming ritual, or Samhain? This is a great opportunity to get some brief info and have your questions answered.

Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug, alcohol, and fragrance free! What we mean by that is we will not be selling alcohol at the event, and we ask you not to partake in the recreational use of alcohol or other substances before or during the event for the purpose of enhancing your experience, etc. We ask you to come to the event having taken the medications/substances you need to manage your wellness.

Information about Vancouver Reclaiming and Samhain http://vancouverreclaiming.org/

Accessibility

We are committed to Samhain being welcoming and accessible and have invited feedback with a survey held after our 2016 and 2017 events. Please continue to provide us with feedback and watch the Facebook event for our 2018 survey.

This venue will have:

  • Multi-stall non-gendered washrooms.
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance, seating areas, and washroom.
  • Moderately padded chairs for seating for elders and people with access needs in the ritual space.
  • Reserved seating close to the ritual for those who are hard of hearing.
  • Free street parking available throughout the neighbourhood.
  • Public transit (#4 & #7 at Victoria and Powell/ #14 & #16 at Victoria and Hastings)
  • Buy your tickets in advance or bring cash to the door. There is no ATM onsite.

Scent Reduced Event

  • In order to support the attendance of those with allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes, essential oils or other scented or chemical products to the event.
  • No smoking within 10 feet of the event entrance.
  • Scent-free soap will be provided in the washrooms.
  • The venue is maintained with the use of scented and chemical cleaners
  • Learn more on how to be fragrance free

RAMP Audit

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Cauldron: October 27, 2019

Alright finally found what I’m hoping will be a good space. Booked out next cauldron meetup 12-2 pm at Spartacus bookstore.
I was trying to find a good place with food and drinks but this place just seemed the right place. So I’m going to bring some snacks and goodies for everyone. So if you can rsvp just so I know I have enough

Date :Oct 27 Sunday
Time : 12-2pm
Location : Spartacus Bookstore 3378 Findlay St Vancouver.
Subject : Harvest magic and Samhain. And how one might celebrate.
Come share, talk, relax and have a good time.
Feel free to throw me dietary preferences:) just bring your coffees I’ll have the rest
And please remember. So drugs or alcohol and scent free please. Just bring you and your warm thoughts

And please free to contact me at kalimakalika@hotmail.com with any dietary needs.

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Class: Towards & Together

Towards & Together: A ritual-based workshop series to explore, (re) connect and expand y(our) magic.

Towards & Together is a 2 day ritual-based workshop series offering an opportunity for folks to gather within sacred space and journey together using trance, spell casting, song and more. Though much of this work is self-exploratory, it can be very impactful to witness and be witnessed in. The series will use the questions: What is the magic I carry? What are my blocks? What/who are my magical allies? How can i expand my magical self?

The intention of this workshop is to support both individual and collective sustainability, magic and connection.

Magic and ritual means different things to individuals and within various communities and cultures. You do not need to have any particular experience, identity or belief to join in. This includes folks of any gender identity, faith/spiritual practice and/or capacity and abilities. The series will be rooted in anti-oppressive values and practices.

When: Saturday November 16 (11am – 5pm)
Sunday November 17 (11am – 5pm)

Location: 268 Keefer st.
Wheelchair accessible and scent reduced space with variety of seating options.

Cost: $50 – 150 sliding scale
Please honour your financial situation in choosing what works for you.

There are 2 no-fee spaces reserved for folks with financial barriers. Please identify this upon registration, and no need to share any explanations.

To register, please email: TarotBySharon@gmail.com

Space is limited to 12 participants. Confirmation of registration will be emailed with more details.

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Hello, I’m Sharon Pink, Priestess and magic maker. I am a queer, survivor, Portuguese/Polish white queer cis femme living on the unceded land of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. I have been leading magical workshops and classes for several years, and also have many more years of teaching and support group facilitation.

This offering is very close to my heart because it is essentially a series that combines many of the tools and ritual activities that have kept/keep me alive. My spiritual practice includes my daily personal rituals, consistent coven gatherings and community rituals and teachings. I believe that we are all in this together and connection can be a way to keep going.

www.sharonishere.com

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I wish to respectfully acknowledge this will be taking place on unceded territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh Nations. As an uninvited guest, I strive to live my life by listening, supporting and respecting this land, the people, their ancestors and descendants. I see that it is a privilege to gather and connect in a spiritual practice here, and will do my best (with the intention of continually getting better) at ensuring as a group we honour this privilege.

I also wish to share that the space we will be meeting at is in Chinatown, where many communities are being displaced, including many Chinese Elders. I believe in reparations as an act of resource sharing, respect and community, and will be sharing 30% of registration fees with Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice. www.yarrowsociety.ca They are a neighbouring organization who I’ve been fortunate to begin building relationships with many of their community members.

♥️

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Ritual: Fall Equinox

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Jericho Beach (map)

We Stand Between the Time of Moon & Sun, Ready to Cross the Threshold

Find us on the south side of pond in shaded area with lots of trees where there is a stage during folk festival.

Light rain OK, if pouring rain call 604-736-0406 for indoor location near Broadway & Alma.

Bring chair/blanket, finger food to share, donation to help rent winter ritual spaces. (if you can afford it).

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

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Cauldron: March 24, 2019

We will talk about Spring Equinox when the two worlds meet; darkness and light and everything in between. If anyone feels like it they can bring something from nature that heralds the warming of the earth and the brightening of the skies.

LOCATION: The Lost and Found Café,

33 W Hastings St., Vancouver – Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 12:45-2:45pm

Please refrain from wearing scented products.  Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.

There is no fee for attending.  You could order some delicious food or drinks, and/or make a donation to Lost and Found Cafe for the use of the space.

RSVP’s are appreciated – it helps to know how many people might be there in preparing the space. Thanks.  Please reply to Cara at agrocn@hotmail.ca

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

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Cauldron: February 24, 2019

Come and talk about books! Many say a witch’s journey is one of endless reading. Which books have you loved and found helpful? Feel free to bring some of your favourite along to share with the group.

LOCATION: The Lost and Found Café,

33 W Hastings St., Vancouver – Unceded Coast Salish Territories

February 24th, 2019

Time: 12:45-2:45pm

Please refrain from wearing scented products.  Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.

There is no fee for attending.  You could order some delicious food or drinks, and/or make a donation to Lost and Found Cafe for the use of the space.

RSVP’s are appreciated – it helps to know how many people might be there in preparing the space. Thanks.  Please reply to Cara at agrocn@hotmail.ca

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

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Ritual: Vancouver Reclaiming Skyclad Imbolc

  • Feb 3rd 2019
  • Templeton Pool (map)
  • 7:30-9:30pm

“We open ourselves to the spark of new life. To warm our hearts and extend ripples of healing into our world.”

Please bring water for yourself (ideally, from your home), an unscented candle for the altar and a cup for the altar (you will be putting a splash of water from your home in it). Please refrain from wearing or bringing scented products. Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.

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Class: Elements of Magic

ELEMENTS OF MAGIC CLASS

IN THE RECLAIMING TRADITION WITH BRAMBLE AND ASHTARE

  • FRIDAYS from February 15, 2019 TO March 22 2019
  • 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • COST:   sliding scale from $150.00 TO $250.00
  • Where: Broadway and Fraser area:  exact location announced once confirmation of registration received.

Earth, Air, Fir, Water and Centre are the forces that form the elements of magic. In ritual space we will explore the magic and the mysteries of each of the elements, practicing and learning the basic skills to create rituals in a supportive sacred container that will end with a last class ritual led by participants. This 6 week experiential class in magic and ritual will be taught in the Reclaiming Tradition by two long time experienced Reclaiming Witches Ashtare & Bramble.

  • Learn basic ritual techniques such as grounding, casting & invoking.
  • Work with the tools and share knowledge about the Elements, the 4 Directions and Centre.
  • Deepen into the mysteries through trance, chants, spells and raising energy.

Bramble:  Reclaiming Witch and Rosen Method Bodyworker. Her magical work centres on depth, presence and the textures of experience as a portal to mystery steeped in symbolism, myth and dreams. Bramble brings magic into everyday lived reality.

Ashtare:  Reclaiming Witch  Ashtare has awe and reverence for the creation of the multiverse, the Gods and Goddesses and to Mystery in all possible forms. With the power of the moment, in ritual and in the mundane; learning and opening with others decimates hierarchy. All beings are magickal beings, and bring learning to those that open, watch, and listen.

Everyone is welcome. E-mail or call to register or to discuss any questions or issues that you have about the class.

E-mail:  Ashtare    valkryie@shaw.ca

Phone:  Bramble  604-736-0406

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Class: The Art of Intention & the Wand of Desire

In this workshop we will:

Explore the role of intention and will in manifesting

Create magical wands

Practice receiving and sending energy

Identify our heart’s desire and take aim.

Energy, intention and will intertwine to manifest desire. In the south we use the fire of our passions and our wand to take aim with intention and the power of the south “To Will.” Like the Tarot’s Magician who holds a wand above his head as he points to the earth we will our heart’s desires into being. Come and explore the Art of Intention with us as we create and take aim with the Wand of Our Heart’s Desire. This work will be held in ritual space in a small intimate group.

Bramble: Reclaiming Witch and Rosen Method Bodyworker. Her magical work centres on depth, presence and the textures of experience as a portal to mystery steeped in symbolism, myth and dreams. Bramble brings magic into everyday lived reality.

Wild Grace: Art Therapist and Artist. She believes in the magical power of art-making as a way to ignite inner knowing and fuel our journeys into new knowing. Wild Grace loves to work with art-based healing tools that help keep our creative spark lit.

  • Date: Sunday January 27th
  • Time: 12:30 – 5:30 pm (mid-afternoon snack provided)
  • Location: Blue Spark Art Studio (#210 – 2190 Fir Street, near West 6th Ave)
  • Cost: $65 – $95, sliding scale – pay what you can
  • Materials: provided
  • To register call Bramble 604-736-0406 or email bramble@live.ca
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Vancouver Reclaiming Winter Solstice Ritual, 2018

Building up to the Solstice moon, we pull filaments of connection and celebrate with the stones, bones, crones and crows.

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6pm, Britannia, Canuck Room Next To Grandview Park

Directions:  The inside ritual space is on the south most corner of Britannia Community Centre, above the ball field and to the right of Grandview Park, in the back lane West of Commercial Drive at Williams Street.

Entry by donation. (Proceeds will go to help cover the cost of spaces for this and other rituals)

You are encouraged to bring comfortable seating for trance and a small food item to share.

Please refrain from wearing scented products.  Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.

Roles available, if you are interested in taking on a role, please contact Cara at agrocn@hotmail.ca.

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