Thank you to those who joined us for BrightFlame's Working With Energy series. What a wonderful group of folks, and what awesome work we shared! Interested in more workshops and classes with BrightFlame? Email her through her website.|
Following is what you missed--BrightFlame will repeat the series if she has enough interest:
Each are sliding scale $20-30, you decide where you slide. Advanced registration ends 9pm the evening prior. There will be $5 additional cost at the door, cash only.
April 10 *EIEIO: Creating Ritual in the Reclaiming Tradition with BrightFlame*
Experience and help create ritual as BrightFlame takes us through visioning and components of ritual in her unique fashion. Whether new to the Craft or you have years of experience in Reclaiming or other paths, you will have an opportunity to grow your skills as we co-create a ritual. What is EIEIO? Come and find out! This begins BrightFlame's series of workshops on working with energy for magic, ritual, activism....and life.
April 24 *Embodying the pentacle*
Running a pentacle is a wonderful way to experience energy flow within. It's also a great tool for problem-solving, healing and getting to know your own patterns. Pentacle magic is one of the foundations of the Reclaiming (and Feri) Tradition, especially working with the Iron and Pearl Pentacles. It is an access point for shadow work, for balancing and sustaining your energy and so much more. In this session we will work with an established pentacle, and you will have the opportunity to create and explore the Pentacle of You. Experience the meaning of being on- or off-point and use this wonderful tool to gain insight about ourselves and our shadow selves. You may choose to bring a towel or mat if you prefer to work lying down (optional).
May 8 *Walking the pentacle* (aka Magical Mystery Tour!)
Feel and read the energy of the pentacle with all your senses. If you have ever walked a labyrinth, you know the depth of experience walking a sacred pattern can hold. Enter the Mystery of the pentacle qualities we will invoke and speak with the guardians of the pentacle! Use this experience to gain insight about yourself and to answer questions that you might have about your path/life. As you walk in and out of proximity of the concentrated quality of each pentacle point, and along the lines that connect points, you will receive information that will aid you on your path.
May 22 *Understanding and Shaping Energy Patterns*
Learn the language of energy--how it moves and flows--and apply these patterns and grids to your magic, to activism and to life. These techniques for reading and shaping energy will help you act more effectively in the world. We will explore ways to identify an energy pattern, and learn to use one pattern to alter another. We will also learn how to channel energy through grids and patterns of various shapes. Some examples: you've raised energy in a ritual by having participants dance around and sing and shout, yet how do you corral the energy to form a cohesive cone of power? Or the police have blockaded and contained marchers and a faceoff occurs amidst shouting and taunting. How do you shift the hard wall of energy into productive flow?
BrightFlame is bringing her magic to NYC after a long break from teaching to write her novel. With 20 years experience in the Reclaiming Tradition (co-founded by Starhawk), and more than 2 decades teaching and priestessing, she is known for helping people connect with Mystery, hone their priest/essing skills, and sense and shape energy. All workshops are fully experiential, with ritual, trance journeying and immersive exercises created by BrightFlame. This four-part series will help you work and play more effectively in the world: in your relationships, career, Craft, priest/essing and activism.
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987 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|