Elements of Magic 101

Six Sessions in Six Months, 2014 & 2015

We cordially invite you to join us for an exploration of the Elements of the Reclaiming Witch Tradition. We will meet once a month over 6 months exploring, learning and deepening the foundational arts, magics, and practices of Reclaiming. Some of the topics that we will be looking at are; grounding, shielding, personal practice, shaping intentions, spell crafting, divination, ritual format and skills, prayer beads, labyrinths, the Seven Sacred Voices, nurturing our relationships with Mystery, altar building and an overview of Reclaiming’s history. We will also closely examine our one core document that informs everything that we do, The Principals of Unity. We will explore all of these topics and more, using the tools of conscious thought, trance journeying, discussion, rune and tarot work, song, chant, and other voice skills, and the mystery that we are bodies, and that all of the magical tools that we need our already a part of our beings.

Some of the basic understandings which we will be teaching from for this six months of work are:

  • The only constant in the multiverse is Change.
  • The purpose of life is Life.
  • Magic is not a metaphor. It has the possibility of enriching every aspect of our day to day lives and relationships as well as our rituals and prayers.
  • All beings are sacred.
  • All of Earth is sacred.
  • All of the multiverse is sacred.
  • Every step we take is a sacred step.
  • It is our birthright to dwell in beauty, balance, and delight.!

All are welcome to join us. If you are new to Reclaiming and wish to be a more active participant in our practices and understandings this will be a very good way to learn the basics of our Tradition. If you are already well grounded in the Reclaiming Tradition and would like to join us to review your magical arts and skills, you are more than welcome to join us. If you are interested in teaching in the Reclaiming Tradition, this is traditionally one of the core classes that student teachers are expected to have taken before they move actively into the adventures of teaching Reclaiming classes. Again, all of you are warmly welcomed to join us for this magical expedition to explore central Elements of the Reclaiming Witch Tradition.

We will be meeting for six Saturday afternoons over 6 months. We will ask all participants to commitment to attending all six of the Saturday sessions (1-6 p.m.):

  • September 13, 2014
  • October 11, 2014
  • November 8,2014
  • December 13, 2014
  • January 10, 2015
  • February 7, 2015.

We will meet in a private home in South Minneapolis. There is room for twelve participants to attend this series of classes. We will reserve space for folks on a first come first serve basis. There will be an offering bowl available at each session in which you may put monetary gifts to support this work.

Donald and Paul will be continuity teachers for these sessions. Guest teachers will join us off and on throughout the class. To register and/or for more information, please contact: Donald L. Engstrom-Reese at iowariver@mac.com.

We hope you join us for this grand adventure.
Paul Eaves & Donald L. Engstrom-Reese