This is an ongoing series focusing on the Wiccan Sabbats. The 8 Sabbats observed by Witches are part of a grand tradition of seasonal celebration dictated by Solar & Lunar movements and other celestial events, as well as the cycling of the seasons, shared by ancient and modern cultures around the world. Through participation in marking these moments we bring ourselves closer to the rhythms of nature that affect all people across the planet, we mark our place in our own process of life, and we see a common thread among the humanity that follow these great spiritual traditions.
Each class will cover:
- History of the holiday
- Comparison to concurrent holidays in other traditions
- Placement on the wheel of the year and how it fits into ‘the big picture’
- Alternate names
- Myths associated each holiday
- Major holiday themes
- Ritual elements:
- Common forms of observance
- Plants, planets, colors, and other correlations
- How to create an altar
- Music, incense, crystals
- …and tons more
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September 2017-Mabon/Fall Equinox
SHIFTING FROM LIGHT TO DARK
Explore the many sides of this Solar-oriented timekeeping holiday, discover methods for working in a ‘shifting’ season, and learn ways to help yourself and your community prepare for the Underworld journey of Winter.
Information coming soon on the location of this class!
WITCH’S NEW YEAR
Fall is finally here and—full disclosure—my favorite season! We will take a look at the superstitions and traditions surrounding possibly the most well known of the Sabbats—Samhain. The true tipping point into The Underworld Journey of Winter, learn how to incorporate archetypes and symbols that can sometimes be dark and spooky into your life as healthy and balanced forms of working with The Shadow.
December 2017-Yule/Winter Solstice (this date is subject to change)
THE LONG NIGHT
Discover the origins of this Solar festival celebrating the Death and Return of The Sun! Learn how to connect to the Archetypes and Spirits of Winter and make the most of our collective hibernation.
Explore the deep Winter hope of this light & fire timekeeping and purification ceremony, and learn how to make the most of your Winter hibernation, clearing the way for the growth of Spring!
March 2018-Ostara/Spring Equinox
SHIFTING FROM DARK TO LIGHT
Uncover the deep history behind this grand resurrection festival honoring the returning life of Mother Earth and the Sun, and learn how to best harness this energy for the coming year.
MAY DAY / WITCH’S NIGHT
Learn about the history of MayDay, a ‘mischief holiday’, and how you can actualize the surging energy of this lusty season for yourself and your community.
June 2018-Litha/Summer Solstice
Immerse yourself in the ancient global rituals of this Solar festival acknowledging the high point of the Sun’s Arc across the sky and discover how you can evoke this power in your own life and world.
July 29, 2017-Lammas—Third year anniversary class!
THE ORIGINAL HARVEST
Discover the origins of this fire festival celebrating the bounty of the Earth and learn how you can observe this time of abundance for yourself or with your community.