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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November 25th Cauldron

As we head into the darkest time of year, where do you find light in your life?  We will discuss the spiritual and cultural connotations of Light and Dark.  You are encouraged to bring examples (physical or in story form) of ways you see the themes of Light and Dark play out in your practice and the way you move through the world.

LOCATION: The Lost and Found Café,

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

November 25th, 2018

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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Samhain & Spiral Dance 2018

You are invited to join Vancouver Reclaiming for our 26th Annual Public Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance.

We respectfully acknowledge that this ritual is being held on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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


We dance with the elements, sing for the dead, heal together, connect with the web


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

Date: Sunday, October 28th, 2018

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:  $15 to $25 sliding scale (children under 12 free).

  • No one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Link to purchase tickets online: coming soon!
  • Tickets are available for $15, $20 or $25 at Brown Paper Tickets or $15-$25 at the door (Cash only!)

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

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

Join the Facebook event here.


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.


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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Equinox Ritual – September 22nd, 6pm

September 22nd, 6pm. Trout Lake Picnic Shelter.

“Amidst the falling leaves, we are grateful for Gaia’s gifts that sustain us to protect our sacred Earth.” 

Reclaiming events are scent-free, alcohol and drug free environments.

To bring: Labelled food item to share with the group after ritual.

To take on a role or inquire about helping out, contact agrocn@hotmail.ca

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September Coffee Cauldron

September 16th 2018

Many celebrations of Mabon include libation offerings to TREES and honouring of ‘The Green Man’.  We’ll be talking about TREES, how amazing they are, the language of trees and how each of us relate to trees.  We will also be discussing the changing seasons, how we’re preparing for winter and the rainy season and what we will be leaving on the vine and what we will be reaping for the final harvest (literally if you have a garden and metaphorically as well).  Trees make a nice canopy for the rain 🙂

LOCATION: The Lost and Found Café,

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

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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Image of the Witch

August 19th, 2018

The Image of the Witch

The word “witch” is full of historical and cultural complexity.  Come and express the many images and ideas of witchcraft.  What is the story of your craft?  How has your understanding of changed throughout your life?

 

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