This is a collection of potential connections. The internet has made it quite simple to discover what’s going on around us and below are the highlighted events that I wholeheartedly recommend. If it’s community, skill-building and magic you seek, keep scrolling..
The Black Heart Pentacle: an Introductory Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, July 7th from 9:00am – 9:00pm
WHERE: Pittsburgh, PA
COST: $15 suggested donation
Trust ~ Presence ~ Authenticity ~ Impact ~ Delight
Suggested donation: $15
ReclaimingPGH’s July Skill Share: Drumming for Ritual
WHEN: Thursday, July 12th from 7:00 – 9:00pm
WHERE: Swissvale, PA
Join Amoret BriarRose and ForrestWoman as they host ReclaimingPGH’s July Skill Share on the topic of drumming for ritual!
Skill shares are volunteer-based workshops in the Pittsburgh area that are facilitated by Reclaiming witches and practitioners on a variety of magical topics. They are offered at little to no cost so that these trades can be made accessible to all who are looking to learn.
For more about this event and up to date information, you can visit the July Skill Share: Drumming for Ritual event page on Facebook. Stay tuned for more monthly Skill Shares with ReclaimingPGH in 2018!
SpiralHeart Witchcamp 2018
WHEN: Monday, July 16 – Sunday, July 22
WHERE: Four Quarters Farm in Artemis, PA
COST: Sliding Scale (see registration form)
“2018 Intention: Transforming amidst forces greater than ourselves, we steadfastly turn the Pentacle for all the worlds.
Spiralheart Camp is a week long, magical, intensive in the Reclaiming Tradition of Earth based spirituality. Participants spend a week in sacred space exploring, living, and participating in deep, powerful ritual with a supportive community. You will have the opportunity to study magic and ritual with like minded folks in a truly stunning setting. Camp is hosted in South Central Pennsylvania on the beautiful land of Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary. Witchcamp is offered to all persons (18 and over) at all levels of experience. Newcomers can learn the basic skills of magic and ritual, while those with more experience can deepen their practice and hone their skills. We aim to interweave intensive daily pathwork with evening rituals to facilitate the transformation of self, and world.
This year we are working with the story of Cerridwen and the Pentacle of the Great Turning. Our Ritual Arc Team (affectionately called the RAT) spends all year working with the story to craft the energetic arc, and evening rituals, of camp. Engaging with the camp story early in the year is a great way to begin sinking into the magic of camp. Once you’ve read the full story there are lots of ways to start connecting with others who will be sharing your camp experience. You can head over to our Facebook page to keep up to date on camp info, and join the discussion. In years past we’ve even had special Facebook groups for connecting with the energies of the story; this year, there may be one designed around connecting with Cerridwen! More details to come soon.
Each year Spiralheart is privileged to offer a number paths of varying course material and skill level. In 2018 you will be able to choose from the following paths:
- Anti-Racism/De-spelling White Supremacy
- The Alchemy of Ritual: Brewing the Elixir of Awen
- Into the Cauldron: A Death Rehearsal
- Riding the Rhythms: The Participant Priestess
- Elements of Magic: Tools for the Blessed Unrest
Spiralheart is proud to function as a Camper-Led Camp. This means that we believe in recognizing the skill inherent in our own community, and doing our best to invest in our community members. Most of our workshops and paths are facilitated by folks who volunteer to do so, and who are members of our own, local, community. Because we also believe in broadening our range of experience and skill base as much as possible, we also try to bring in mentors from outside of Spiralheart to act as Community Enrichment. This year one of our Guest Mentors will be facilitating a Ritual Energetics Path, while the other will help facilitate a path on Dispelling White Supremacy. Click on any of the names below to find out more about our 2018 Facilitation Team.
- Gwion Raven, Erica, & Debbie
- Abel & Babka Stu
- Boneweaver & Laurie Deitrich
- Orion & Sheri
- Amanda, Forestwoman & Liam
REGISTRATION & COST
Registration can be submitted online HERE and payment can be submitted via PayPal. The registration fee includes all lodging, workshops, activities and food for the week. We do our best to balance the individual needs of our community members with the necessity of remaining a financially viable non-profit organization. Every year the Spiralheart board meets and decides upon the fee for that year. In order to ensure camp is accessible to people of all economic levels, we offer a number of different options for those in need of financial assistance— including a limited number of scholarships, work-exchange, and discounted registration for those who qualify. Details are available on the registration form, which will open up in late March.”