Events

Irene teaches both in-person and online classes and courses. Events are listed first by recurring, then dated events.

Recurring Events

Mondays at 1 PM at the UUCF (in person class)
Yoga for Advancing Beginners

Support your mind, body and spirit with yoga. One of the best ways we can stay resilient and healthy is to exercise and cultivate mindfulness. These donation classes with E-RYT 200 Irene Glasse are open to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks past their last vaccination). At this time, masks are required inside the building. An Advancing Beginners class is most accessible to people who have some basic familiarity with yoga and are able to comfortably take low lunge (lunge with one foot forward and the back knee touching the mat), tabletop, warrior two and other foundational yoga poses. Previous classes can be viewed here.
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Blackfeather Mystery School (in person and streaming)
Raven Level Training
Third (in person) and Fourth (streaming) Thursdays

The Blackfeather Mystery School is a full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed by mystic witch Irene Glasse and Spirit Worker Caine Dreamwalker. The 2023 series is the Raven level, an advanced training. Prerequisites include experience journeying and cultivating spirit allies, a good understanding of the fundamentals of witchcraft, and a willingness to practice class content outside the classroom. Email blackfeathermystery(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.

February

Beginning Spirit Flight and Journeywork
February 12th at Portals Metaphysical in Berkeley Springs, WV

Join Caine and Irene of Blackfeather Mystery School for a deep dive into the practice of Spirit Flight. Spirit Flight (also called journeywork or pathworking) is an incredibly helpful tool for magic workers of all stripes. The ability to safely work and communicate with spirits, travel to different times and locations, and gain wisdom, healing, tools, and techniques greatly enhances one’s practice. Learn how to get started on your own journey with this interactive workshop.
10 person attendance cap, $15 workshop registration fee. To reserve your space, email PortalsMetaphysical(at)gmail(dot)com. Facebook event here.
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The Magic of Hearth and Home: Wards, Enchantments, and Spirit Communication
Friday, February 24th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

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 session, 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.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

March

Rebooting a Dormant Spiritual Practice
Friday, March 31st, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

Spring is on the horizon, and many of us begin to feel a need to move, spiral outward, and connect. Getting started after a fallow or resting time can be challenging. In this workshop, we’ll explore ways to reboot and relaunch a personal spiritual practice that supports our unique needs.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

April

The Sacred Space and Between the Worlds Conference
Thursday, April 6th – Sunday, April 9th in Hunt Valley, MD
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All Levels Vinyasa Yoga

Connect breath, body and spirit through movement.  This class features an accessible pace of foundational yoga poses with focused guidance and alignment cues. Stretch, strengthen and de-stress with this stabilizing, focused practice.

Making the Darkness Conscious: Guising Through Shadow

Deep within our psyches dwell our shadows: repressed thoughts, emotions, behaviors and memories.  These pieces of ourselves are pushed into the psychological closet for many reasons, but they don’t stay hidden well.  Our shadow behaviors – responses that are out of proportion, actions and words that are actively harmful to ourselves or others – are rooted in that shadowy realm.  Guising or Aspecting as a tool for shadow work allows us to approach our hidden and repressed selves, examine our shadow behaviors, and integrate our full magickal and personal power.  This workshop includes a lecture, journeying and interactive exploration/integration.

Pagan Pastoral Counseling: Beyond Listening Skills

Communication challenges are all around us.  The evolving landscape of pandemic, cultural and political upheaval, accelerating natural disasters, and day-to-day struggles make for rough terrain when it comes to navigating shared spaces.  Our culture and community is in deep need of healing. The good news is that there are alignments, energetic practices, magickal and practical techniques that allow us to meet people where they are and help return them to themselves. Explore the intersection of magick and spiritual companioning, and emerge with new tools to meet this new age.

Embodied Witchcraft: Energy, Enchantment, and Adornment
Friday, April 21st, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

Paganism and Witchcraft offer a unique spiritual form: a world-affirming spirituality that includes our bodies. When we truly approach our magical practice as a whole being, the innate wisdom deep within can speak more clearly. Learn how energy and spirituality move within the body, how to include your body in your magic and spiritual work, and ways to support a better relationship with your body.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

Fertile Ground Gathering
Thursday, April 27th – Sunday, April 30th in Triangle, VA

Nuke It From Orbit: Entropy, Destruction, and Rebirth of the Sacred Self

As our beloved Mother Earth lives, grows, decays and sleeps only to be born again in the spring, so too do people pass through different lives during the course of their incarnation here. We grow and change, and sometimes the lives that we built for ourselves no longer fit. Sometimes the lives we built for ourselves are suddenly taken away from us. Bring yourself back into right relationship with your true nature, values and aspirations with this workshop. Learn techniques for planning your next phase, preparing for major life sculpting, releasing the broken pieces that no longer serve (or are no longer available to you), and beginning your next Fool’s Journey. Through ritual reconsecration, reconnect with your Sacred Self and step into the next phase of your life empowered, confident, and connected.

Also performing with Kindred Crow and leading a Warrior Blessing Ritual.

May

Magic in the Garden: Land Spirits, Shrine Building, and Sacred Gardening
Friday, May 26th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

The Green Ones are all around us and can be an incredible source of connection and nourishment. Learn to take your spirituality al fresco through tools and techniques for supporting a relationship with the local land spirits, evaluating the flow of energy in outdoor spaces, and shrine and garden construction and tending.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

June

*performing with Kindred Crow at The Morrigan’s Call Retreat June 2nd – 4th and the New York Faerie Festival June 23rd – 25th.

Cultivating Balance: Magic and Spirituality for Staying Centered
Friday, June 30th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

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.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

July

Effective Spellcasting: Tools and Techniques for Better Magic
Friday, July 28th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

As with any skill or art, technique matters. Many of the spells readily available through books and the internet leave out some vital information. In this workshop, we’ll cover what makes spells effective, how to design a better spell, how to support your magic, and how to evaluate your work.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

August

*performing with Kindred Crow at NePa Pagan Pride Day in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Saturday, August 19th

Free Spirit Gathering
August 1st – 6th in Darlington, MD

Program listings coming soon.

Devotional Paganism: Godforms, Worship, and Divine Connection
Friday, August 25th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

Many Pagans feel a call to devotion and desire a personal relationship with a deity or Power. However, many of us approach devotion with unhelpful ideas imprinted by our parent culture. Learn how to support connection with the gods and spirits, ways to begin a relationship, how to seek out and interpret signs, and different methods for communication.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

September

Developing an Ancestral Practice
Friday, September 29th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

Working with the Ancestors can be an incredibly nurturing, fruitful part of magical and spiritual practice, but getting started can feel overwhelming. How does one begin connecting with their Ancestors? What if the blood relatives of recent memory were awful? Learn about different types of Ancestors (yes, you have options other than blood relations), how to connect with them, ways to cultivate a relationship, and how they can help you.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

October

Shadow Work: Healing the Sacred Self
Friday, October 20th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

The collective body of repressed, hidden, and destructive parts of our psychology is referred to in witchcraft as our shadow. Shadows are nothing to be ashamed of – all of us have them. It’s everything that got shoved into the box our culture labeled ‘bad.’ Along with very real work that needs to be done on areas of trauma, there are some incredibly shiny, powerful bits of self hiding in the darkness. Learning to manage our shadows benefits our relationships, the cycles we find ourselves falling into, our spirituality, magic, and experiences. In this workshop we’ll cover what shadow is, how it manifests, and how to begin working with it.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.

November

*performing with Kindred Crow at the Fairy Scary Ball on November 18th in Baltimore, MD

Surviving the Holidays: Magical Support for a Better Season
Friday, November 17th, 7 PM Eastern on Zoom
(free for Patreon Supporters)

The winter holiday season is heading our way whether we’re ready for it or not. In this workshop, learn tools and techniques for managing the press of activities, keeping spaces and gatherings peaceable, finding brightness and meaning in the season, and including your self-care when it seems like there just isn’t time for it.

This workshop will be recorded for folks who can’t make the Zoom in person, and sent out for download after the workshop concludes.

The workshop fee is $15. Sliding scale ticket options of $5 and $10 are available for folks who face financial obstacles to attending the workshop. Register here.