Stems of the season are beginning to sprout, but what blossoms are yet to come? As the energy of spring begins to generate fresh life, it can be a great time to check in with Goals. Desires. Intentions. Direction. Join Journeys of Life (and me, Aurora) for their final Spring Fling Spirit Fair!
From the event page on Facebook:
“It’s that time of year – time for Journeys Spring Fling Spirit Fair! A day of tarot, palmistry, I Ching, intuitives, mediumship and more! RSVP to this page to stay up to date on all the details – we’ll be updating it with confirmed readers, vendors, services and more!
Amoret is not able to participate in the fair. However, we are excited to welcome Aurora. She is a talented tarot reader with a strong astrology background! You can learn more about Aurora on her website: aurorathewitch.com“
WHEN: Sunday, October 7th from 11:00am – 7:00pm
WHERE: Castle Shannon Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
ReclaimingPGH community members Critter and Juniper Caldera will be facilitating an Energy Raising workshop at this year’s Pagan Pride Day! Join them as they share the basics about Reclaiming Witchcraft, what our rituals are like and how we raise energy (also known as Cones of Power) with our bodies.
Pagan Pride Day is an annual celebration of Paganism in the Pittsburgh area! Complete with vendors, food, raffles and magical people of all kinds. The following has been copied from the event page on Facebook:
We have not one but TWO amazing keynote speakers coming in for our 2018 event:
The Reclaiming Pittsburgh ritual cell is currently accepting story/theme submissions for the 2019 ritual year!
Myths are stories that have never happened and yet, are always happening. They are tales that have a life and energy of their own. We feed their magical power by telling them over and over again. Myths appeal to us because we are able to relate to them: each initiation of a quest, every test of character, our hero’s journey speaks to our own challenges in life.
Reclaiming witches recognize a myth’s ability to inspire our actions and spark fresh insight. We honor and channel this energy by using it in our sacred rituals to create change in all of the worlds: seen and unseen. We believe that everyone has a right to be a part of this magic, which is why we are asking our local community to tell us which tales are Calling to them. Together, we carve our realities and shape history.
What is the magic that Pittsburgh needs in 2019? Will we invoke Loki‘s bravery and tell our leaders what we think of their actions in the Lokasenna? Is it time to do what we love and learn the true meaning of Sacrifice in The Red Shoes? Do we need to Reclaim Snow White’s body autonomy and make an example of that white knight by embracing consent culture? Only time, creativity and YOU will tell!
WHEN: Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00pm
WHERE: Garfield, PA
Join Ravensong and Vasalisa as they host ReclaimingPGH’s June Skill Share on the topic of Runes for Beginners!
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.
To keep costs low for this event, it will be held at a private residence in Garfield and space will be limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP with a private message to VasalisaTheWitch on Facebook to reserve your spot! You can also find up to date information about this event on the Runes for Beginners event page.
Stay tuned for more monthly Skill Shares with ReclaimingPGH in 2018!
Join us, the witches of ReclaimingPGH, on Saturday, May 12th from 6:30 – 9:00pm in Swissvale area of Pittsburgh, PA for our Spring Ritual!
Our intention: “Like flowers, we unfold and nourish community.”
ReclaimingPGH is the Pittsburgh chapter of Reclaiming witchcraft. For the 2018 cycle, our local community voted to explore the theme of bees during our four seasonal rituals scheduled for this year. The Ritual Planning Cell of ReclaimingPGH has come together to brainstorm, organize and facilitate this evening of nourishing magic.
We are calling to all those who would like to experience a pagan ritual done Reclaiming-style to join us!
What can you expect from a Reclaiming ritual?
Our sacred gatherings are opportunities for introspection, self-discovery, shifting energy and cultivating a deep connection with others. Reclaiming Rituals are: Ecstatic (high energy that is pleasurable), Improvisational (without a script and spontaneous), an Ensemble (non-hierarchical where many witches share roles to make magic like music), Inspired (discovering and celebrating new ways to experience the sacred in our world today) and Organic (embracing the wild nature of energy that is alive and ever-changing.) For more information about Reclaiming style rituals, see A Working Definition of Reclaiming by Starhawk.
We believe that everyone that shows up is a vital part of the magic created by the group and strive to be radically inclusive. This is not ritual theater: you will be invited to participate as you feel called! Please bring a fresh flower/s for the altar, a water bottle, and a snack for sharing (no shellfish or peanut products: severe allergies).