Image: Cottonwood by Jon Hurd. Some rights reserved. The cottonwood tree’s roots are numerous, and its branches are wide, stretching over the expanse of our yard. The combination of root and branch are such that our backyard is never very sunny, nor does it grow much grass. The tree is the largest in our Chicago…... Continue Reading →
Witch-Crafting: Tiny Altars Everywhere Date: October 20, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 Join Briarheart for a night of crafting portable altars to carry the work of building community at the Reclaiming Pittsburgh Back to the Hive Community Meeting. If you eat Altoids or other palm-sized tinned... Continue Reading →
Reclaiming Pittsburgh presents Elements of Magic Date: October 6 - 7, 2017 Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 Join us for the first of the Reclaiming core classes as we explore the elements of magic-air, fire, water, earth, and spirit-using a variety of magical and ritual techniques and skills, including visualization, raising energy, divination,... Continue Reading →
Image credit: Mermaid by Ryan McCullah. Some rights reserved. The only place I don’t feel monstrous is in the water. I am nine years old. I am overweight, clumsy, and taunted mercilessly at school. I have recently developed asthma, and struggle to breathe. Read more at The Mermaid’s Pool: A Water Memoir — Amoret BriarRose
In Old Norse, galdr originally meant "incantation". Join me for an evening of Norse magic, creating oral runic spells in community. My space can accommodate 10 people. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space at the event. Recommended donation: $5 - $10 per person For more information, visit the Facebook event.
Looking back over the first half of 2017, I have taught at two Reclaiming Witchcamps (California and SpiralHeart - getting to teach Elements of Magic at both camps with Phoenix LeFae) and facilitated an online Elements of Magic class for artists through witcharts, a collaboration with Laurie Dietrich. Busy busy! Up next: I will be... Continue Reading →
Reclaiming Pittsburgh: Annual Ritual Community Meeting Date: October 21, 2017 Time: 1pm - 5pm Location: 2011 Noble Street Pittsburgh, PA 15218 What do we mean by ritual community meeting? We will be doing the sacred work of planning and decision making for the November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2018 cycle. We will be casting,... Continue Reading →
"When we bring mindful awareness to the simple activity of perception, we may notice that what draws our attention to things - what enables our senses to really engage and participate with them - is precisely the open and uncertain character of those things. An entity that captures my gaze is never revealed to me... Continue Reading →