If you are local to Western Maryland, I invite you to join me at an upcoming class, workshop or seminar. Events are listed in calendar order. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, December 22nd, 7:45 pm
Open Yule Ritual with Frederick CUUPS
The Frederick CUUPS Yule Ritual is slated to be led by Lora, but I will be attending and participating. Full description at the Facebook event.
Sunday, December 23rd, 1 pm
Beginning Pagan Practices: Energy and Energy Work
Although I am not a regular presenter for the Beginning Pagan Practices series (A Frederick CUUPS offering that meets the 4th Sunday of the month from 1 – 3 pm), I will be leading the Energy and Energy Work session. Facebook event for the full series here.
Tuesday, January 1st, 7 – 9 pm
Open New Year’s Day Purification Ritual with Frederick CUUPS
This annual ritual is one of my favorite pieces of Sacred Work I have ever created. I will be one of many helping facilitate this ritual. This ritual is an opportunity to move through Sacred Space. As such, there is no set start and finish time–it does not have a formal ritual structure. Your journey will be self-guided. We will hold the space open from 7 to 9 pm, and you should expect to spend somewhere between a half hour to an hour on your journey. A full description is on the Facebook event.
Thursday, January 3rd, 7 – 9 pm
Blackfeather Mystery School begins
The Blackfeather Mystery School is a foundational, full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by shaman Jake Hackney and I. The Mystery School meets alternating Thursday nights from 7 – 9 p.m. at the UUCF. See the full list of dates at the Facebook Event. This training is focused specifically on reducing self-sabotage while providing a solid grounding in magickal theory, dedicant practices, mysticism, ritual structure and performance, spellcasting, beginning shamanism and journeywork, and basic physical self defense. This Mystery School is a synthesis and outgrowth of more than 20 years in the art and practice of witchcraft, and threads the needle between the structure of Traditional Witchcraft and the freedom of Mysticism. No previous experience in witchcraft is needed. More advanced practitioners may find the course helpful in terms of filling ‘gaps’ in their skill sets. It is recommended that you plan to attend the full course since the sessions build on each other. This is the inaugural run of this training form, so it is donation-based. Recommended donation of $10/session.
Saturday, January 19th, 8 pm
A Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball & Pagan Pride Day Fundraiser
One of my favorite events of the year! Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season! Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court. Full details here.
Thursday – Sunday, March 21st – 24th
Sacred Space Conference
It is my honor and pleasure to have the privilege of presenting at this year’s Sacred Space Conference, a wonderful annual gathering in Timonium, MD, for intermediate to advanced practitioners. I will be teaching All Levels Yoga Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 am and The Art of Guising – Sacred Masks and Aspecting in Ritual on Friday at 7 pm (schedule still subject to change). Workshop description: Sacred Theater is a synthesis of channeled energies and planned actions and interactions. Through Guising, or Aspecting, we are able to open the connection to Powers outside our own Self, and then allow those Powers to take a role within ritual and spellwork. Through a series of discussions and exercises, learn techniques to safely channel and embody Powers/Spirits/Totems, allow Them to speak through you, and most importantly, to safely return to your Self. Please bring a mask you wish to work with. Some masks will be available for exploration if you do not have your own.