Yes these events are taking place now, even with Covid-19 restrictions. Most are online.
Mabinogi Study Group
Every other Thursday, Spring 2020, from 7:30-8:30pm
Location: on WitchSpiral PNW group (Discord channel)
COMING SOON (Summer 2020)
The format of the events below will depend on safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. An online format is possible.
Preparing for Group Work: Ecstatic Witchcraft Skills
Working with a witchcraft circle or coven requires a whole range of skills quite distinct from working as a solo witch. Some topics taught may include:
• sensing and moving energy in a group
• working with the three cauldrons
• creating sacred space
• devotional practice with Celtic deities
• using praise poetry in the presence of deities
• building ecstatic practices into your work: voice, song, and chant
•discovering the potency of trancework in ritual
•learning how to go into and out of trance
There will be future opportunities for more advanced skill building.
To express interest, please email Talasyn.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: inner SE Portland (to be announced upon RSVP’ing)
If you are a match with the description above, and would like to learn more about CauldronFire, please RSVP for this meet and greet. Before you RSVP, please take a few moments to be sure that you have read this information about the goals and purpose of the group: https://cauldronfire.org/circle
Once you RSVP, I’ll send you the location information so we can meet and talk at a friendly, safe location in SE Portland. Thank you for your interest.
Witching Up the Power: Raising Energy to Fuel Your Magic
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@ The Raven’s Wing Magical Co., 7927 SE 13th Ave in Portland
Recommended $10 donation
Would you like more power, flow, and intensity in your rituals? Learn to light a fire under your magic by using ecstatic techniques. In this ritual, we’ll practice using toning, chanting, and rhythm to raise and sustain power around a simple magical intention. Then we’ll build a cone of power with instructions and a debrief so you have some new skills to take with you. Whether you work alone or with a group, learning these skills can transform your witchcraft.
Please bring a piece of jewelry or a small ritual object to place on the altar and charge with your intent, and be prepared to have fun, sing, move, and build your ritual power! All ability levels are very welcome.
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to The Raven’s Wing to save a spot at this event: 503.946.8951.
(image adapted from Witch of the Woodlands woodcut, 1655.)
Beltane Witchery on Mt. Tabor
Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 8pm
Witches! You are invited to come together on the dark moon at Mt. Tabor Park, an extinct volcano in southeast Portland. We will sing, chant, and hold a twilight ritual procession through the park. At nightfall, we’ll circle under the trees, and make offerings to the land and its spirits. Please share this information with your witch networks.
Who should come: Witches of all genders, ages and backgrounds, and those who love and support us are welcome.
What to bring: Please bring a safe source of soft illumination, whether a lantern, a solar light, or other enclosed and gentle light source. Bring small, organic, biodegradable offerings for the land spirits. This might be a tiny bottle of cream, spirits, or simple things that the birds and animals may consume, or can compost safely in the ground.
What to wear: Dress comfortably for the weather, including good shoes for walking outdoors on earth pathways. Wear your witchy finery, and feel free to wear a veil or a mysterious mask.
Physical logistics: The procession will involve about 30-40 minutes of slow but hilly walking on trails and paths.
RSVP: Please contact me to let me know you are coming. It will help to know how large the group will be.
Getting to the site: Meet at the bend in the road near the reservoir indicated by the red dot on the map shown below. It’s about 8-10 minutes on foot from the #15 Belmont St. bus stop at SE Belmont and SE 60th. Enter through the Salmon St. park entrance. We’ll gather at the hairpin turn in the road next to the oval reservoir. Look for a group of witches!
How do you find Mt. Tabor Park? Here’s a link to the Google Map.
Bus # 15, the Belmont St. bus, stops at SE Belmont and SE 60th. There is also parking in the park, along the sides of the road, and near the top of the park in a lot.
If you have questions, please contact Talasyn.
I look forward to meeting more of the witches of Portland.
Full Moon on the Labyrinth
Saturday, April 20, 2019: 7-8:30pm
Come walk an 11 circuit labyrinth under the gaze of the full moon. We’ll visit a local labyrinth off Stark Street, and will be outdoors for the whole time. Please dress for the weather, and come prepared to take a problem or question into the labyrinth in search of answers or insights. You are especially welcome if you’ve never walked a labyrinth before.
We’ll be walking as the sun sets, and will finish up in the liminal time of twilight. This can be a contemplative, mystical experience.
When we finish walking, we may step across the street for a glass of beer or cider afterwards at Belmont Station, 4500 SE Stark St. (21+ required).
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. I’m particularly interested in meeting you if you are a woman interested in the CauldronFire Witchcraft group that is forming.