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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Introduction to Reclaiming Witchcraft (Elements of Magic) – Victoria, BC

Combine your passion for the earth, activism and spirituality in this energetic tradition of ecstasy, community and deepening connections to the rhythms of the earth.
Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Explore the Elements. Flow down into the earth. Reach up into the sky. With trance, movement, chanting, story, earth magic, spellcrafting, raising energy, and ritual creation you will learn how to create sacred space and contain, sense and move energy, which is at the heart of all change and magical transformation. Walking our talk as beings of the earth, let’s listen deeper to the voices within and dance with what is revealed.

Based on the work of Starhawk and the Reclaiming Tradition, a practice of witchcraft based on ‘the understanding that the earth is alive and all of life is sacred and interconnected. We see the Goddess as immanent in the earth’s cycles of birth, growth, death, decay and regeneration. Our practice arises from a deep, spiritual commitment to the earth, to healing and to the linking of magic with political action.’ From the Reclaiming Principles of Unity.
Participants are asked to read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk in preparation for this course.

Ruby has been an activist and Reclaiming Witch for longer than she can remember, in more ways than she can count. Steeped in the magic of the coastal rainforest, she brings her passion and pleasure of working magic and deep love of the earth and watery beings to all parts of her life. Living on the edge of the Salish Sea, she has worked for many years in ocean activism and loves teaching elemental magic.

Beet is a Reclaiming Witch from Victoria. Active in the community since 1995, she has learned all sorts of things that she now enjoys sharing in classes. Her favourite magical things are: drumming, chanting, tarot, creating mystical experiences, sharing ecstatic energy, communicating with the divine and telling stories. An intuitive reader by trade, she loves to highlight the magical in the mundane by pulling the curtains back with irreverent mirth. Her background in tarot, theatre, music, activism, community organization, and the intuitive arts inform her work in this class.

Cost – Sliding scale, $220 – $120, pay what you can

Location – SPARC, James Bay, directions on registration

Dates Friday the 29th, 7-10pm
Saturday the 30th, 9-4pm
Sunday the 1st, 9-4pm

To register email Eli at dieselfemme13@gmail(dot)com.

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Upcoming Classes – Vancouver BC

Elements of Magic

November 16 & 17

Learn the Elements of Magic & How to Create your own Rituals in Ritual Space

Teachers: Ashtare & Bramble

Saturday, Saturday evening, & Sunday

(Course includes Class Ritual on following Fri pm)

Location:  Vancouver East End

$150-$200 Sliding Scale

Contact: Ashtare valkryie@telus.net ,

Bramble 604:736-0406

Everyone Welcome

Dark Moon Crone Magic

Sunday, Dec 1st, 10:30am-4:30pm

Explore seasonal Dark Moon Crone Magic in Ritual Space

Teachers: Ashtare & Bramble

Location: Vancouver East End

Sliding Scale: $50-$100

Contact: Ashtare valkryie@telus.net , Bramble 604:736-0406

Everyone Welcome

Pre-requisite: Elements of Magic



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Samhain 2013

Vancouver Reclaiming

21st Annual

Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance

Sunday October 27th 2013

In gratitude, we follow the Lamp of the Crone as She guides us on the infinite Web of life to death to life.

Maritime Labour Centre

1880 Triumph St @ Victoria Drive, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

Doors open 6:15pm            Ritual starts at 7:00pm 

(Doors Close PROMPTLY at 7pm – No latecomers admitted)


Advanced tickets recommended. Tickets on sale starting October 5th

Vancouver ticket outlets:

Little Sister’s Books and Art (1238 Davie Street)

Urban Empire (1108 Commercial Drive)

Gaia Garden (2672 W. Broadway)

Limited tickets available at the door.

Tickets $15-$25 Sliding Scale (cash only)

Bring a pillow to sit on, water, and finger food to share. Reclaiming rituals are alcohol and drug free. Hall is wheelchair accessible.

Net proceeds shared between The Raging Grannies and BC Witch Camp Scholarship Fund.


About the Samhain Ritual and Spiral Dance

Samhain (pronounced sow-in) or Hallowe’en is the New Year of the Witches, those who practice the ancient Earth-based Goddess traditions. This is the time when the veil that divides the worlds of the living and the dead is thin, when the Ancestors return to us, and the unborn possibilities of change circle around us. It is a time of power. We dance the spiral, the ancient dance of rebirth and renewal, and raise the power we need to realize our visions of healing and social change. (Adapted from “Let It Begin Now: Music from The Spiral Dance” by Starhawk, Reclaiming Collective and friends.)

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Mabon 2013

VANCOUVER RECLAIMING AUTUMN EQUINOX RITUAL

SATURDAY SEPT 21, 2013

FAERY MOUND, PACIFIC SPIRIT PARK

GATHER AT 5:00 PM, START AT 5:30 PM

Standing in the balance between light and dark, we prepare to journey into the darkness

JOIN US AT THE FAERY MOUND AND HELP USHER IN THE AUTUMN

WHILE WE BID FAREWELL TO THE SUN GOD

*IF DESIRED, BRING ALTAR ITEMS TO BE CHARGED DURING THE RITUAL*

BRING FOOD AND DRINKS TO SHARE,

COMFORTABLE CLOTHING, WATER, SOMETHING TO SIT ON IF NEEDED,

A SMALL DONATION FOR VAN RECLAIMING’S WINTER RITUALS

IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS, PLEASE ASK

Volunteers Needed! To volunteer for a Priest/ess role, contact (Hestia) Heather at heathercohen11@gmail.com

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2013 Summer Solstice Ritual

VANCOUVER RECLAIMING SUMMER SOLSTICE RITUAL

8:00 PM, June 21st, 2013

Spanish Banks Beach, Vancouver*

Standing together, we pour love & compassion into the ocean, to then rain compassion into the earth and our food

Bring a Plastic or Metal Cup to Hold Water, Bring Water to Drink, Finger Food to Share, Something to Sit on and a Donation for the Vancouver  Reclaiming  Community to pay for Rituals inside. Dress in reds and whites if you wish.

to Volunteer for Roles or help or ask questions E-mail:  Passia at tania.haqq@gmail.com

Please remember all Reclaiming rituals are drug and alcohol free.

*Go to the 3rd most west concession stand at Spanish Banks and park in the west lot

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Ostara Public Ritual

VANCOUVER RECLAIMING SPRING EQUINOX RITUAL


North end of TROUT LAKE (marked by ribbons)
MARCH 24TH SUNDAY AT 4PM

AS THE EARTH TURNS TOWARS THE SUN, AS THE MOON TURNS TOWARDS THE EARTH, WE TURN TOWARDS BRIDGID AND HER BEES TO INFORM, HEAL AND TRANSFORM IN THIS TIME OF GREAT TURNING
BRING SMALL BOWLS, CANDLES, SPOONS, WATER
TO DRINK, FOOD TO SHARE, SOMETHING TO SIT ON,
DONATIONS FOR INDOOR RITUALS, PLEASE WEAR
YELLOW OR GOLD ON OR IN YOUR CLOTHING.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR PRIESTESSING ROLES, CONTACT ASHTARE AT
valkryie@telus.net

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Vancouver Reclaiming Public Imbolc Ritual – Skyclad edition

Vancouver Reclaiming Public Imbolc Ritual - Skyclad edition

Into Bridgid’s cauldron falls all life. There she carefully stirs and seasons with love and attention all the ingredients to create the universe.
Like Bridgid we too are creators of our world.
Come join us in Bridgid’s sacred well and help stir the cauldron with love, and season with intent to create a new world for all beings.


Date: February 2, 2013

Location: Templeton Pool (click on link for pool information and directions)

Time: 7pm gather in pool lobby

Ritual starts promptly at 7:30pm.  PLEASE BE ON TIME

Cost: $7-$10 sliding scale (this is to pay for the pool) any money left over will be divided between the Reclaiming Indoor Ritual Fund and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

Ritual

7:30 – The ritual will start with self-purification in the sauna (or by other means if you cannot sauna)

8pm meet in (around)  Bridgid’s cauldron (hot tub)

9pm-ish until 9:30pm – play and romp in the pool area

PLEASE NOTE!

The pool is rented for this ritual so WE WILL START PROMPTLY! Please arrive in a timely manner.

The ritual is SKYCLAD (although those in proper bathing attire are welcome) 😀

Questions or want to help with the ritual?  Contact Trivia PanYin  bibliogoddess@gmail.com

See you in the cauldron.

Brightest Bridgid Blessings,

<3 Trivia

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