Summer Solstice Public Ritual

summersolstice

“Going into the Darkness, We embrace our Shadow, and

Bring it forth into the

Light of Summer Solstice”

 

Visit the dark self in the brightness of the year, bring food to share, a donation

for indoor ritual costs in the winter, water to drink, bring a mirror big enough to

see in, comfortable sitting if needed, dress flamboyantly, wear a mask, bring

noise makers, and a very large scarf that will cover your head completely.

 

 

Sunday June 22nd  10 am 

Jericho Beach (near the area of the Folk Festival—marked by streamers)

 

 

All Reclaiming events are drug and alcohol free. Please refrain from wearing scents

 

To volunteer for a role: contact Ashtare at valkryie@telus.net

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Athena’s Shield – the Art of Self-Protection – Take 2

In this workshop we will:

• Honour what has wounded us and where we are vulnerable and where we are strong.

• Explore magical and practical tools of self protection.

• Build a magical shield (materials provided including wood, hide, metal, and stones).

• Create pathways of knowing when to raise and when to lower our shields.

Some situations and circumstances are painful. They can leave us reeling, confused or feeling attacked. Other times we may find ourselves bundled up and over protected, regretting that our armour has isolated us from life. Here we will explore when to lower our shields and when to raise them using ritual and art to find balance, unexpected strengths, and ways of walking in the world. Come and explore the Art of Self Protection with us as we Wield the Shield. 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.

Location:  Blue Spark Art Studio (#210 – 2190 Fir Street, near West 6th Ave)

Cost: $55 – $85, sliding scale – pay what you can
Materials: provided

To register call Wild Grace 778-688-2827 or email dunlopcatherine@gmail.com

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Witch’s Cauldron – May Gathering

Sunday May 18th  12:30-2:30pm

Heartwood Community Cafe

317 E Broadway (near Kingsway) – Vancouver

Unceded Salish Territory

A new monthly witchy gathering has begun!

It started as the Chat N Chew, designed for newcomers and those interested in learning about Reclaiming.  It has morphed into a place where Reclaiming Witches gather to connect socially or spiritually, both or other.  Conversation, laughter, discovery, magick.  Delicious food and hot drinks. Our own private windowed space.    The Cauldron.

Each gathering will be what those present make it.  This is a time for us to come together and just ‘be’.

Newcomers are welcome.

We will look to everyone to co-create a space that is safe and comfortable.  Please refrain from wearing scented products.  All Reclaiming events are alcohol and drug-free.

There is no fee for attending.  You could order some brunch, lunch, snacks, drinks or/and make a donation for the use of the space.

RSVP’s are appreciated. Email Lily at justbabushka@yahoo.com .   There is limited space, and knowing the size of the group in advance helps in preparing the space.

Blessed be.

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Beltaine 2014

“We invite you to dance, play and sing with the fertile energy

and erotic celebration of Beltane. Join us as we stretch our

sacred, sexy boundaries in love and safety.”


May 3rd at 3 pm


Where: the Fairy Mound – Spanish Banks – trail across from

parking lot next to the West Concession Stand.


Bring what you need to be comfortable, finger food to share, and water for yourself. Dress in what makes you feel sexy!

The Ritual will be held rain or shine.

Please note: All Vancouver Reclaiming Rituals are drug and alcohol free events.

Map

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2014 Spring Equinox

“With gratitude and strength, we awaken

from winter and prepare to break forth and

blossom.”


23 March, 2014 @ 2pm
Queen Elizabeth Park

You will receive a map with the exact location at the main parking lot.
up by the Bloedel conservatory. Please bring water for yourself and finger food to
share.
We will gather rain or shine 🙂
Note: all VR rituals are drug and alcohol free.

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Athena’s Shield: The Art of Self Protection

Date and Location:

Saturday, April 5th Time: 12:30 – 5:30 pm (mid-afternoon snack provided)

Blue Spark Art Studio (#210 – 2190 Fir Street, near West 6th Ave)

In this workshop we will:

• Honour what has wounded us and where we are vulnerable and where we are strong. • Explore magical and practical tools of self protection.

• Build a magical shield (materials provided including wood, hide, metal, and stones).

• Create pathways of knowing when to raise and when to lower our shields.

Some situations and circumstances are painful. They can leave us reeling, confused or feeling attacked. Other times we may find ourselves bundled up and over protected, regretting that our armour has isolated us from life. Here we will explore when to lower our shields and when to raise them using ritual and art to find balance, unexpected strengths, and ways of walking in the world. Come and explore the Art of Self Protection with us as we Wield the Shield. This work will be held in ritual space in a small intimate group.

Facilitators:

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.

Cost:

$55 – $85, 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 Chat N Chew #2

Sunday, April 6th, from 1:00-3:00pm

Heartwood Community Café (formerly ‘Rhizome.’)

317 Broadway, near Kingsway

Vancouver  –  Unceded Coast Salish Territory

http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/weekend-brunch.html

All are welcome at this informal gathering of Reclaiming Witches and others.  If you’ve been curious about the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft, have questions, want to connect with (other) witches, or want to be more involved in community, come on down.

There is no fee for attending.  You could order some brunch, lunch, snacks, hot drinks or/and make a donation for the use of the space.  Or you can just come for the conversation.  No one will be turned away.

Please note that Reclaiming events are free of alcohol and drugs.  We strive to have a scent-free environment.

Accessibility – the entrance to the building is accessible and the single-use washrooms are on the tiny side of accessible.  If you require more detailed information on accessibility of the space, please send an email to the address below.

RSVP to justbabushka@yahoo.com (by April 4th if possible.)   There is limited space and knowing the size of the group in advance will help in preparing the space. Thx.

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Chat and Chew – Come learn more about Reclaiming

Sunday, February 9th from 1:00-3:00pm, please join us for a get-together to chat about Vancouver Reclaiming Witchcraft and chew on some delicious food.
Maybe you attended the Information Night in November and want to continue dialogue, maybe you wanted to go but couldn’t, maybe you’re a seasoned Witch in the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft and want to connect, or maybe this is your introduction to the Craft.
All are welcome.
We’ll meet at the Heartwood Community Café (formerly ‘Rhizome.’)  It is described as “a restaurant, café, social justice hub and Community Living Room”, and is located at
317 Broadway, near Kingsway.
There is no fee for attending.  If you’re able, please order some lunch, snacks or drinks to contribute to this amazing community-based café and to fill your tummy with deliciousness.  I can testify that their hot food and desserts are tasty.  Check out the menu here:  http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/weekend-brunch.html
Please note that Reclaiming events are free of alcohol and drugs.  We also strive to have a scent-free environment.  Thanks.
Please RSVP to help us plan the right size of table, (by Feb. 5th if possible.) Feel free to send in advance any questions you have or topics you might want to discuss, to this address – justbabushka@yahoo.com
Reclaiming
Blessed be.
Lily
and Passia
Reclaiming Witches
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Imbolc 2014

VANCOUVER RECLAIMING IMBOLC PUBLIC SKYCLAD RITUAL

FEBRUARY 1, 2014

7:30 PM TIL 9 pm

SKYCLAD AT TEMPLETON POOL IN VANCOUVER

700 Templeton Drive

“With the power of Bridgid’s Flame, we transform our anger into strength,

With the wonder of Bridgid’s Well, we transform our fear into love,

With our Strength and Love, We craft our Freedom.”

Bring water to drink, towels, and what you need for your comfort, and funds for the cost of the pool.

To volunteer: Contact Ashtare at valkryie@telus.net or Trivia at bibliogoddess@gmail.com

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Wicca Information Session

Vancouver, BC

o     Do you have an interest in Wicca/Witchcraft?

o     Do you want to know more about the Reclaiming tradition?

o     Do you want to connect with the local community?

When:  Tuesday, November 26th, 2013   7:15 pm
*Doors open 7:15, start 7:30 with creating sacred space, then Q & A, followed by tea and socializing. Wrap-up by 9:15pm.

Where: HeartQuest,  1651 Commercial Drive @ 1st Ave.   Suite 202 *Entrance on Commercial between Tim Hortons and Insurance Co., (elevator.) Meter parking on Commercial Drive or below in El Mercado Mall, 45 minutes free, then pay parking.  Space is wheelchair access-able.

Hosted by Lily and Passia.

Come join us in a relaxed atmosphere, learn more about what we witches do, why we do it, resources, and what’s going on in the local Reclaiming community.

Donations appreciated toward room rental.  Recommended donation $ 5. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to justbabushka@yahoo.com


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