A Weekend Intensive on Salt Spring Island

with Seraphina Capranos and Suzanne Sterling

AUGUST 3rd & 4th, 2019 

  Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 10AM-6PM

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada

20090926-r001-004The Elements of Magic is a class taught in the Reclaiming Tradition, an ecofeminist, non hierarchical tradition of Witchcraft, founded by a collective of changers including Starhawk in the Bay Area in the 1980’s, and is based on the Andersen Feri Tradition.  In this weekend course we explore the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess spirituality by working with the Elements of Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.  On the magical land of Salt Spring Island, we have the opportunity to engage the Elements on a kinesthetic level, and will explore the island for a series of participatory rituals to meet our own magic and divine connection to Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and the fifth sacred element, Spirit.  As both an instructional foundational course in the Reclaiming Tradition, and a full bodied weekend in Nature, we will meet our animal wild, our divine provocateur, the witch, and come together as a group to learn the cultivation of sacred space, honouring divinity, working with magical tools, altar building, embodiment, drumming, singing, building energy, spell casting, ritual design, and very importantly, exploring what it means to be our own spiritual authority in community.

  • About the word Witch: We understand this word is loaded and has a history of negative connotation. However, within the Reclaiming Tradition we reclaim this word as its original  meaning of healer, wise-one, one who is connected to the land and serves to steward the land, and seeks to understand and honour the powers of nature and the connection between all things.

Creating a sacred container on the land for this weekend, we view this course as an opportunity to unplug, and go deep with the land in ritual space.

This is a non-residential intensive. There are plenty of campsites and B’n’B’s on Salt Spring that you can easily find on the internet. We recommend you reserve your accommodations and preview the ferry schedule to ensure you can attend the weekend. Salt Spring is about 4-hours from Vancouver, BC. 

This class will take place outdoors in nature. This class is open to everyone over the age of 18. 

To maintain the integrity of the strong circle we will create together, participants are asked to attend the whole weekend. 

This class is the foundation and pre-requisite for all other magical classes offered such as the Iron Pentacle, the Pearl Pentacle, Rites of Passage, Priestess School. 

Your Co-Facilitators

Suzanne Sterling

Suzanne Sterling

Co-facilitator

Suzanne Sterling is a dedicated musician, yogi, activist and social innovator who has been performing and teaching transformational workshops for over 20 years. She is a passionate facilitator of embodied healing and her unique style is a deep yet ecstatic journey into the heart of creativity, authentic connection with Source, and joyful service. 

She has been a featured artist/teacher at numerous festivals and conferences such as, Wanderlust, Omega, Esalen, Kripalu, Yoga Journal, Hanuman, Burning Man, Symbiosis, Ecstatic Dance, Bhaktifest, Boomfest, LIB, Earthdance (where she led the worlds largest Spiral Dance for 5000 people) and many more. She is also part of the nationwide faculty for YogaWorks Teacher Trainings. 

Since 2007 she has been training leaders of conscious activism through her co-founded (with Seane Corn and Hala Khouri) organization Off The Mat, Into the World. As director of the Seva Challenge Humanitarian Tours which have raised over $4 million since 2007, she has spent time in the US, India, Cambodia, Haiti, Ecuador and Africa working with communities in need and getting the yoga community involved in fund and awareness raising efforts across the globe. 

For many years, she has worked with Starhawk and the International Reclaiming Community, creating ritual and training teachers in eco feminist spirituality. An award winning musician, she has released 5 solo albums and numerous DVD soundtracks. She recently launched Voice of Change Training Programs- dedicated to inspiring others to find their unique voice and to use self expression as a tool for community building and conscious evolution. www.suzannesterling.com

Seraphina Capranos

Seraphina Capranos

Co-facilitator

Seraphina is a priestess, herbalist & homeopath who devoted herself to exploring the sacred since the age of 12.  She’s passionate about serving the powers of Nature and the principles of Healing and believes it’s in the alchemy of these two forces blending that humans can find their liberation. 

She has been priestessing healing ceremonies and ritual since 2004, an experience that has been transformative, teaching her the power of healing that can happen in community when we draw on the support of nature, the ancestors, and genuine connection with each other.  She’s committed to tending medicinal herbs, relationship with loving and wise ancestors, and the spirit of nature.  She strives to commune daily with the soft breath of the earth so she can listen deeply to the song of the wild. 

She spent 8 years in an intensive Toltec shamanism apprenticeship that radically shifted the way she sees reality, and continues to facilitate a pathway towards a more humble, authentic way of living.    

Since 2004 she’s been in clinical practice. She teaches herbalism, homeopathy and magic internationally. 

She lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. www.seraphinacapranos.com

How to Apply

Tuition is according to a sliding scale, from $225-$350. Cash, cheque, e-transfer are preferred methods of payment. Paypal is accepted with a small service fee. 

To register please email [email protected] with the following information

a) how you heard about this class  b) what calls you to join  c) your experience (or lack thereof) with spiritual or earth-based practices. No previous experience is necessary. 

Once you receive an email of acceptance, payment in full holds your space. 

THIS INTENSIVE ALWAYS FILLS. Space is limited. It’s recommended to register early. 

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Class Details

The Elements of Magic 

 

When:

AUGUST 3rd & 4th 2019 
  Saturday 10AM-6PM | Sunday 10AM-6PM

 

Where:

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada

Tuition:

Sliding scale $225-$350


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