The Rites of Passage
October 27-29, 2017
Salt Spring Island
With Seraphina, Willow Kelly, Ravenna Shay
In Rites of Passage we explore our dreams.
We learn to ritually
and magically work with them through the lens of myth, stories and faery tales.
We discover how life is tending each of us in our own Rites of Passage.
The skills of trance, dream magic, aspecting (divine possession)
and storytelling are woven together with these tools of myth and legend
into a story where we explore and recognize more deeply
that we are the heroic ones of our troubled times.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. And yet like any hero’s tale we will encounter blocks and obstacles that must be overcome or resolved. We are not on this journey alone; we will find helpers along the way and dive deep into ourselves to bring out what was there all along. We will deepen our skills as collaborative priestesses and co-create the magic together as we sift through the stories of our lives, our own rites of passage and how that supports the collective work ahead of us. We become vehicles to empowerment and magic moving out into the world and to mark our journey we will create our personal Rite of Passage.
Investment: $195-$350 Sliding Scale
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Pre-requisites: The Elements of Magic (no exceptions) and ideally The Iron Pentacle or Pearl Pentacle.
Class hours Friday Oct 27th, 7pm-9pm // Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4:30 with a community ritual Saturday night.
This class is in person on Salt Spring Island. We are not equipped to provide lodging or food. Due to the nature of this intimate work, we ask that students attend the whole weekend.
I am a musician, storyteller, and eco-political activist witch, wildly in love with this good green earth. I facilitate experiential, transformational magic and music across the U.S., Canada, Germany and Australia, inviting participants into a direct experience of their own magic and powers of transformation. I draw heavily on my training and experiences in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft, the Dances of Universal Peace, the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, my relationship with the green-bloods, and many other diverse mystical traditions.
I use music, trance, dance, singing, art, theatre, ritual, and other creative tools to help us access and dive deeper into our own magic and power, believing that if we are awakening more fully to our purpose, transformation is inevitable. While it can certainly be challenging, we can either dance with it or feel bludgeoned by it. I say, “Let’s dance!”
I am in awe of the ineffable and find religion, dogma, even language insufficient to contain or describe this great Mystery. I look forward to exploring the deep wells of healing, power and magic within each of us, and to witnessing and reveling in the combining of these wells when we come together on this land, sharing our gifts, nourishing ourselves and each other as the veil of Mysteries thins.
Seraphina is a priestess, herbalist & homeopath who’s been steeped in life’s magical riches from an early age thanks to her pagan grandparents and mother. She has devoted herself to exploring the sacred since the age of 12. She’s passionate about serving the powers of Nature and the principles of Healing and believes it’s in the alchemy of these two forces blending that humans can find their dance of liberation.
She has been priestessing ceremony and magic in the Reclaiming Tradition since 2005. She’s a lover of bioregional herbs, wild animals, island living, and she’s inspired to stir our world awake through ancestral healing, practises of ecstatic joy, sacred sexuality and plant medicine. She strives to commune daily with the soft breath of Nature so she can listen deeply to the song of the wild.
She spent 8 years in an intensive Toltec shamanism apprenticeship that radically shifted the way she sees reality, and continues to facilitate a pathway towards a more humble, authentic way of living.
Since 2004 she’s worked at a busy interdisciplinary clinic, The Green Raven Centre, where she practices western herbalism and classical homeopathy. She teaches herbalism, homeopathy and magic internationally.
She lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada.www.seraphinacapranos.com
Ravenna Sóley Shay is an artist, creative alchemist, witch, priestess, and performer. She believes that art and ritual is the bridge through which the stars fall to the earth and reform destiny. She works to be a sovereign conduit through which our ancestors, descendants, and beloved allies may come and dance with us to reshape and reclaim all of our divine wild parts for ourselves and Mother Earth. She began her journey as a performer, and it was a myriad of experiences ranging from classical study at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia, to discovering her artistic spiritual anarchist in Marina Abramovi performances, that lead her to wonder about the roots of performance, longing to understand the intrinsic relationship she saw between art and healing. This journey led her to study sorcery, herbalism, alchemy, sacred leadership, and the Reclaiming Tradition of magic, where she found a home community, where she priestesses and teaches.
She is also a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, holding a BFA in Acting, and is founder of award winning international artist collective Source Material, with which she will premier three original works in 2016, in three different countries. As proudly as she claims Artist, she claims Witch as a way to stand with the lineage of mothers, healers, and changers whom were marginalized for doing the powerful healing work this world so desperately needs and craves.
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