We’re starting the year off with a big expansion here at the Cottage! You might hear the sound of drumming as you wander in for tea – my brother the spiritworker just moved in. A hearty Hail and Welcome to Caine Dreamwalker!
Caine is the co-creator of Blackfeather Mystery School, my co-teacher, Crow Brother, and companion on this wonderful winding path. Part of why we work so well together as Blackfeather teachers is our differences: Caine comes from a background of spiritwork – a more primal, intuitive, spirit-led form of Pagan practice. As you may already know, my background is the more structured and ceremonial paths within Wicca and Witchcraft. Together, we’re an amazing team. Our different perspectives and techniques mean we rarely find a challenge we’re not able to conquer, and I’m so excited to be able to offer the benefits of Caine’s counsel, ideas, and fierce magic here at the Cottage.
Like me, Caine is offering readings and counsel of various types. You can book a session with him right here. He will also be offering workshops, occasional blogs, and unlike his older Crow-sister, he’s become fluent in Tiktok and posts regular content. He offers some amazing ways to connect, and I hope you enjoy his contributions as much as I do.
This month also sees a lot of different opportunities to listen, learn, and grow. We have a host of different activities on tap.
2024 Forecast Readings are on sale. The calendar year turned and 2024 is here. Now through February, take advantage of discount pricing on The Year Ahead Tarot readings. Readings are offered via various videoconferencing platforms and Caine and I are both offering them. Patreon supporters receive an additional 10% off Year Ahead readings.
Sunday, January 7th, 10:30 AM Eastern: I am offering part of the sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Our focus for service is “How to Build the Life You Want in the New Year” and you’ll hear thoughts on that theme from both Rev. Carl Gregg and I. If you’re near Frederick, Maryland, I hope you’ll join us in person. If you’re further afield, the Zoom link can be found at FrederickUU.org.
Thursday, January 11th, 12 PM Eastern: Grab your pointy hat and witch it up on your lunch break! Bring your questions and your curiosity for a Tarot Play-Test. I was given a copy of the Witch Sister Tarot, a fierce new deck by Julia Jeffrey, and it’s time to put this new magical tool through its paces. Join me on Facebook live on the Glasse Witch Cottage page – I’ll take questions and perform divination using this deck. Patreon supporters get first dibs on questions, but after that the floor is open!
Friday, January 12th, 7 PM Eastern: Join Caine Dreamwalker for a Baptism Releasing ceremony. This guided ritual is designed to allow you to work with your personal guides and guardians to remove any undesired marks created by baptisms/initiations you have received in this life, or in any previous incarnations. Ritual will begin at 7:00pm with an estimated runtime of about 60-90 minutes. Caine is offering this ritual for donation, with a suggested amount of $20 per person to be sent to either their paypal or venmo:
Venmo: dreamwalkerwisdom (8366 if it asks for the last 4 of his phone number)
Please be sure to bring a journal, and some snacks for grounding.
Any questions or concerns may be sent directly to Caine’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, January 13th, 2 PM Eastern: The Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag offers a great selection of open workshops, and I’m presenting “The Magic of Hearth and Home” as part of their guest teacher series. The cooler, darker seasons draw us toward indoor activities and more time in our own homes. It’s the perfect time to cultivate Hearth Magic. In this workshop, we’ll explore relationship-building techniques for connecting with our house and land spirits, enchantments for creating a safe, stable, comfortable home, and wards and protection magic to enhance our boundaries. Registration closes January 12 at 12 pm EST. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-magic-of-hearth-and-home-with-irene-glasse-tickets-734406558787
Thursday, January 18th, 7 PM Eastern: In-person Blackfeather Mystery School continues and our focus this session is The Primal Spirit and The Language of Spirit. This class focuses on the foundations of spiritwork and will include some journey work. Join us in person at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Caine and I will both be teaching, drop-ins are welcome.
Sunday, January 21st, 10:30 AM Eastern: I am offering the sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley (Pennsylvania). My topic is “Seeking the Edges” and this is the description: Spiritual practice offers us unique opportunities for growth and connection. Along with moments of transcendent joy, the thread of spirit can help us navigate challenges as well. This sermon will explore the edges of spirituality: the learning edge, the fear edge, and the faith edge among others. Delve into approaches to the thresholds of your practice, and ways to cross over them into new, nourishing territory. If you’re in the area, please join us in person. To Zoom in, visit https://www.wyomingvalleyuu.org/worship.html
Sunday, January 21st, 3 PM: While I’m in Pennsylvania, I’m leading a workshop for Wyoming Valley CUUPS: “Cultvating Balance.” In this era of 24 hour news cycles, overscheduled calendars, and late-stage failed capitalist systems, it can feel nearly impossible to find even footing. The good news is that there’s magic for that! Learn energy exercises, spells, techniques, and approaches for rooting deeply, balancing your energy, and finding your center.
Friday, January 26th, 7 PM Eastern: This month’s Friday Night Workshop is “When Everything Goes Wrong: Magical Approaches to a Dumpster Fire” and here’s the description: “No matter how carefully we navigate our lives, sometimes things go wrong. When that happens it can feel almost impossible to course-correct and start moving in the right direction. The good news is that there are metaphysical techniques for extinguishing a burning dumpster fire. In this workshop, we’ll cover practices that repair the flow of luck, reset our environment, and return our sense of sovereignty.” This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes. As always, this workshop is free for Patreon supporters. Register here.