Elements of Magical Activism:
Tools for Embodiment, Tools for Change
Do you hear that longing, that song, that spell, that potential, that hope — that thing in you that chants: This world could be different, this world could be better.
Do you long for the tools, the words, the awareness to show up, to be with the present moment in all its challenges, intricacies, demands, and changes?
Do you long to feel your own power, to channel it as a tool for change?
Come circle with us. Come circle with the Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. Come build community with us to weave spells of Sacred Change.
Elements of Magical Activism: Tools for Empowerment, Tools for Change is a 6-week virtual class that will teach you core principles and practices to create magic in your life and give you tools to be an agent of change. Through exploring the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, we will connect with ourselves & the Earth and develop skills to show up ever more fully in the world and in our communities. This class will explore: How can we bring our magic out of the circle and into the world? How can we use magic as a tool for political change?
This class is taught as a core class in the Reclaiming Witchcraft Tradition. Elements is the teaching of a lifetime, and whether you’ve been practicing witchcraft for a long time, or you’re a beginner curious about magic, this class will deepen your relationship with the Earth, with Spirit, and with your own authentic self.
In this class, we will ground & center, cast circles as groves, share awareness with the land, listen to the living altar of our bodies, scry into the well of our activist spirits, find our expressive spell-casting voices, explore the values that hold us together, practice working with energy as cones & chalices, explore different types of power, apply these tools to the change we want to see in the world, and so, so much more!
Reclaiming Witchcraft is a contemporary witchcraft tradition fed by many streams. Originating in San Francisco in the 1980s with Starhawk & Diane Baker’s first Elements of Magic class, Reclaiming draws its influences from Anderson Feri tradition, and links the practice of magic with political action for all forms of justice: environmental, social, political, racial, gender and economic. Reclaiming is a dynamic and evolving tradition that values shared power & the wild, with ecstatic and participatory rituals.
About Your Teachers
WildCat is a Witch, engineer, psychic, musician, dancer, parent, partner, and lover of the natural world. Queer, gender queer and an edgewalker, they live in the knowledge that at their core they are a wild and free spirit. True to their name, they feel called to drill for spiritual experience in the places between charted territories, and their magical practice and teaching draw upon a number of spiritual streams, among them the Reclaiming and Feri traditions of Witchcraft, dreamwork, ecstatic dance, and the insights of Rudolf Steiner. WildCat has been active in the Reclaiming tradition for over 20 years, and has taught extensively in the Tejas Web community, as well as developing and teaching their own classes in MAGIC (self-Mastery, Alliance, Generosity, Intention, and Co-Creation), Change Maps, and Conversational Tarot. They delight in the consciousness they have developed and the ecstasy they have felt practicing magic and enjoy sharing their experience and co-creating new and powerful transformational magic in each class. As a teacher, WildCat is encouraging, inspiring, practical, courageous, deep, collaborative, and innovative. For WildCat, magic is an important ethical act as well as exciting -- "what we do between the worlds changes us and all the worlds!" Increasingly, WildCat is aligning their everyday life with their magical ethics, now working full time as an ally and protector of the ecosystem where they live, designing solar PV systems to combat climate change, facilitating an anti-racist group and a local gift economy. They live in an off-grid cabin in the small mountain community of Gold Hill with many wonderful activist neighbors, beautiful trees, birds, bobcats, elk, and other wildlife, their life partner, and their cat Merlin.
Silen // Charlie is a sculptor of sound, artist of people, storyteller, genderqueer shapeshifter, mercurial name collector, and lover, among other things. Silen has been practicing in the Reclaiming Tradition for five years, and has been remembering witchcraft their entire life. Charlie practices witchcraft to deepen communion with the Divine, to show up and be fully present in the world, and to steward better futures. Silen weaves magic into their life through their poetry, performance art, and music, filling gardens with flutes, brass instruments, clarinets, dancers, singers, and actors for their trans-ancestors, tearing through notes at the shattering of the world and whispering delightful fae dances that escape definition. Charlie is transgender, nonbinary, queer, white, polyamorous, neurodivergent, and otherwise abled. Their service to the world shows up in their co-stewardship of Bleeding Thunder, a community project that archives a queer cthonic mythos that divorces menstruation from cis-womanhood. Humbly, they facilitate support circles for LGBTQ+ youth, cook for a local mutual aid network, and can sometimes be found advocating at school board and city council meetings. Silen lives on unceded Cheyenne, Arapaho, & Ute Lands in what is otherwise known as Fort Collins, Colorado. When masquerading as a muggle, they work in suicide prevention and political organizing.
Class Dates & Times
Classes will be held via Zoom on Sundays from 3 - 6pm MST. Classes are participatory, and attendance at all classes is encouraged. They will be:
May 16, 2021
May 23, 2021
May 30, 2021
June 6, 2021
June 13, 2021
June 20, 2021
Those who sign up for the class can also join a private Facebook group to discuss class themes, questions, subjects, though participation on the Facebook group will not be required.
This class is being offered on a sliding scale of $180 - 60. What this means is the tuition for this class is $120, but if you are able to pay more, this allows others who might not otherwise be able to access this class to pay less. Please fill out the registration form below. You may also contact us if you have any questions.