CLASSES AND WORKSHOP JUNE 2016
SUNDAY JUNE 5: WHEEL OF THE YEAR: THE SUMMER SOLSTICE/LITHA 2-4 PM
Our Celebrate The Sabbats series, now known as The Wheel of The Year meets eight times per year to teach old and new student how to honour and celebrate the eight Sabbats of our culture: This month students will study and create meaningful crafts and symbols The Summer Solstice also known as Litha. The word “Solstice” comes from the Latin words, sol sistere – “sun stand still”. Indeed the sun does seem to stand still as the sun reaches it’s furthest point from the equator. Summer Solstice harkens the longest day of the year, when warmth spills upon the land and fruitful bounties are enjoyed by all creatures. For Wiccans, Midsummer is one of the four “Lesser Sabbats” or “Low Holidays”. Some now call this day Litha, the day of the Lord of Light, the Oak King who sits solidly on a greenwood throne. Across the world, many pagans will throw off the hooded robes and bath skyclad under the sun while honoring Sol. Gypsies will also honor this day in similar abandon to their hard work during harvest and their respect for Gaia.
Learn about this important Pagan Sabbat in this hands on workshop.
We will create an item for ritual and discuss options for honouring The Sun and The Sabbat. $20
Those that attend this class will receive a $10 discount on the June 12 class.
SATURDAY JUNE 11: WINE AND DESIGN PLANT NIGHT 4-7 PM ADULTS
Build a miniature fairy garden with small houseplants to liven up your home and to welcome the springtime fairies! This two session workshop is designed for any budget! Master of Gardening and Hedge Witch Rue Crowley, (along with assistance from The Fae), will help you build a miniature garden terrarium enchanted with your own Magickal design.
Perfect to adorn your own home, a college dorm, patio or even to give as a gift!
Bring your own container OR choose a planter/terrarium from us.
The BASE COST IS $10.00 (includes soil, instruction and detailing assistance.) Choose your "ingredients" from our Workshop "A La Carte" Menu of containers, plants and decor. Select as many or as few items from our wonderful selection to create your own special garden fairy recipe. At the end of the workshop, your selected ‘a la carte' ingredients of plants, decor and/or container will be added up for your total cost.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Build your Miniature Garden or Terrarium in 3 easy steps:
1. Choose your Container.
2. Select and Place Plants.
3. Add Miniature Decor of your Liking
SUNDAY JUNE 12: SUMMER SOLSTICE KITCHEN MAGICK 2 – 4:30 PM
Just in time for The Summer Solstice. Bring an open mind and an empty stomach !
Learn Solstice traditions and Lore, Magickal Connections and Intentions of Herbs and food while enjoying this cooking demonstration, tasting,and food pairing with Magick School's Kitchen Witch !
Some Solstice History:
The ancients knew that life came from the sun, it was life giving, life supporting, without it life would be lost. The journey of the sun impacted life at every level in the course of time, only relatively recently with the advances of electricity, greenhouses, transportation networks, has human reliance on the passage of the sun been lessened. Even with this dependence lessening, in this technological age, necessity of the sun and its path is crucial to our existence, however it is not as apparent today to many. Midsummer is the time of sweet strawberries, blueberries, cherries, blackberries and more. New potatoes, lettuce, peas, carrots, radishes and onions are ready for picking. Tarragon, chamomile, sweet woodruff, St. John's wort, hyssop, lovage,lavender, mint and other herbs are fresh and delightfully robust !
Wine, Dine and Divine with Lady Tara Morgan, owner of Charmed in New England, and Magick School. Lady Tara has been creating Kitchen Magick for over 30 years and will be sharing her Summer secrets with you !
PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held at Touch of Magick Emporium in Cherry Valley, MA.
Cost is $33 per person and includes all of the above if paid by June 9.
$39 thereafter and on the day of class.
WEDNESDAY JUNE `15: ANIMAL SPIRITS, TOTEMS AND MEDICINE ALLIES CHRISTOPHER PENCZAK: 7 -9:30 PM
Everyone is said to have a guiding animal spirit, a totem, protecting the individual or tribe from harm and leading them on the path of life. In paganism and magick, such a spirit is known as a familiar, or sometimes fetch beast, and both connect us to the gods and spirit world, and the parts of our own soul. Many deities are strongly aligned with animal powers because of their ability to heal and aid spiritual evolution. Find your own animal spirit familiar and build your team of animal allies. Learn the role of the animal familiar in the development of the soul, and strengthen your bond with it. Work with the healing forces of animal medicine. Learn how the animal spirits can be friends, guides and teacher to us upon the paths of mystery.
$30 paid registration until June 7, then $35 thereafter and on day of class. PAY FOR CHRISTOPHER'S CLASS HERE
SATURDAY JUNE 18: LADIES IN THE WATER WITH RAVEN MORGAINE: 1-4 PM
Shimmering, alluring, just beneath the surface , the Ladies in the water beckon to us, some promise wealth and power, others offer sexual fulfillment, some promise to teach you magic or offer you wishes, some want your soul. Whichever the case every culture in the world have stories of mermaids, water Goddesses and spirits who dwell in lakes and grottos, belong to both the physical and mystical world. In this class we will discuss some of the most famous of these Goddesses ,Mami Wata , Oshun, Yemaya, la Sirene, and more. We will also explore a little water witchery . Raven will also be having a private sale of his dolls for students of this class. (1 -2PM)
Raven Morgaine is the Spiritual and Artistic visionary behind Familiar Spirits, the store, the Dolls and the New England Voodoo Temple. Raven has been one of the east coast's most sought after readers and Spiritual workers for nearly 30 years. Shrouded in the mysteries of The Spirits Raven brings his creations to life with power, beauty and Magick.Collectors and Owners of his work include, Lori Bruno, Judika Illes, Maxine Sanders, Selena Fox, Priestess Miriam and Lady Tara Morgan. His dolls can be found in Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Scotland, England, Wales, and all across the United States from California to New Orleans, from Rhode Island to Georgia and every where in between.
"To create art is as close as we ever come to touching the face of God"-Raven Morgaine
$30 paid registration. Raven's Last class SOLD OUT. Don't Delay. Sign up Today !
SUNDAY JUNE 19: SUMMER SOLSTICE SABBAT & FULL MOON ESBAT CELEBRATION: 3PM
The gardens are blooming, and summer is in full swing. Fire up the barbeque, turn on the sprinkler, and enjoy the celebrations of Midsummer! Also called Litha, this summer solstice Sabbat honors the longest day of the year. Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight and spend as much time as you can outdoors. Since both this Sabbat and The Full Moon occur on the same day (June 20) we will also pay homage to Lady Moon for a celebration of true balance!
This is a time at which there is a battle between light and dark. The Oak King is seen as the ruler of the year between winter solstice and summer solstice, and the Holly King from summer to winter. At each solstice they battle for power, and while the Oak King may be in charge of things at the beginning of June, by the end of Midsummer he is defeated by the Holly King.
In addition to the polarity between land and sky, Litha is a time to find a balance between fire and water. European traditions celebrated this time of year by setting large wheels on fire and then rolling them down a hill into a body of water. Crops are growing in their fields with the heat of the sun, but may require water to keep them alive. The power of the sun at Midsummer is at its most potent, and the earth is fertile with the bounty of growing life.
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE:
WE WILL GATHER AT 2:30 FOR RITUAL TO BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 3PM. MAKE YOUR DONATION HERE
The Temple Ministry will provide all foods for The Sabbat and Esbat Celebrations.We ask for a Spiritual donation of $10 from all participants to cover costs.
Help will also be needed for clean up after and any volunteers would be much appreciated!
Dress for this celebration with respect and in the colours of the season ! Please no short-shorts, plunging necklines, crop tops, tank tops, muscles shirts..etc. Think flowing shirts, skirts, sandals, flowers in your hair, the Power of The Sun ! Not sure? Call Charmed if you need assistance.
FRIDAY JUNE 24: ARE YOU PSYCHIC: AN INTRODUCTION: 7:30-9:30PM
Join Psychics Charles Grant and Lady Tara Morgan for an introduction into the world of Psychic Ability. In this class / workshop, students will learn understand the world of The Psychic via discussion and meditation. Charles and Lady Tara will explain many different Psychic abilities, including:
The Six Claires
Table Tipping (Psychical Mediumship)
AND MORE !
This Introductory class is open to all those interested in learning about their Psychic Gifts.
Those interested in a more in depth study to cultivate their gifts, will be eligible to sign up for our upcoming
eight week workshop (class meets once per month) beginning in July.
Charles Grant is an International Psychic Medium and part of Maynard's Happy Mediums, who hold monthly Gallery Readings here at Charmed. Lady Tara Morgan is an International Psychic and Physical Medium, as well as a Practicing Witch with 30 years experience. Learn more about Charles and Lady Tara on their website: www.charmedpsychics.com
$30 paid registration.
SATURDAY JUNE 25: WINE AND DESIGN: CHARM JEWELRY NIGHT: 4-7PM
This next class in our “Wine and Design” series focuses upon memorabilia created with jewelry.
Students will create living memories via lockets, charms, plates, herbs, stones, crystals and other accoutrements. Many different locket and chain styles to choose from, along with 5o different charms.
Lady Tara will explain the process and help you to Magickally create a wonderful keepsake for yourself or someone special that you will imbue with Love, Remembrance, Peace and other energies.
The BASE COST IS $ 20 (includes 2 charms, instruction and detailing assistance.)
Choose your "ingredients" from our Workshop "A La Carte" Menu of chains, plates, bling, herbs,
crystals and other charms. Select as many or as few items from our wonderful selection for your own unique creation.
At the end of the workshop, your selected ‘a la carte' ingredients will be added up for your total cost.
Complimentary wine and soft drinks provided.
“That Which is Remembered~LIVES !”
classes are held in The Sanctuary and Magick School Classroom at
Charmed, 60 Main Street, Maynard, MA 01754
(Unless specified otherwise)
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