Event: Exploring the Reclaiming and Feri Traditions

Reclaiming Discussion Group: Exploring Reclaiming and Feri Witchcraft

2nd Thursday of the month from May to July
Pyle Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Thursday 5/11 6:00 – 8:30 pm (discussion begins promtly at 6:30)
Thursday 6/8  6:00 – 8:30 pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:30)
Thursday 7/13 6:00 – 8:30 pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:30)
The Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft is an ecstatic tradition which is heavily rooted in eco-feminism and activism.  Although we share the concepts of female and male deity, we also recognize that gender is a continuum.  We honor all races, sexual orientations, and gender identities. In the same way that no two Witches are a like, so too are no two relationships with deity alike.  We believe that the divine power is immanent, permeating everything in every place, not “beyond” or “after” this realm, but within it, all around it.  Our relationship to politics, advocacy and service is rooted in seeking justice for our planet and all who dwell upon and within it.
The Feri Tradition of Witchcraft can be traced to Victor and Cora Anderson and is one of the contributing streams into Reclaiming.  Feri Tradition also is an ecstatic tradition (as opposed to fertility based) with a deeply artistic aesthetic rife with paradox and shamanic teachings.  It is an initiatory tradition, though those who practice as uninitiated are growing in numbers.
These three sessions will be dedicated to exploring these traditions in discussion format with plenty of time for question and answers and a few group-practices to demonstrate some of the perspectives. The sessions are not sequential and not cumulative.  Feel free to come to all or some of them.
Donations accepted for the payment of the room rental (approximately $30 per night), however are not required to attend.  

Beltane Circle April 29 2017

Submitted by Thalia

*****Pulsate with Fey,
*****Sate your Dragon,
*****Ignite your Phoenix!

A ritual of FIRE awaits your magical spark. Join us Saturday April, 29th, for Arizona Reclaiming’s 2017 Beltane ritual.

You may see fairies… you may feed dragons… you may rise through the flames of desire to transformation…

Please wear clothing that is FIREY with colors of red, yellow, orange and passion. We need drummers! Please bring your drums and your willingness to make any type of rhythm in support of community magick. We need firewood! Please bring a bundle of wood if possible, we are feeding multiple Beltane FIRES and they’re hungry this time of year.

Gathering time, open drum circle & labyrinth walk: 7:00pm
Ritual Conspiracy (pre-ritual important talky part): 7:30pm

Please bring the following if possible (all optional):
*drums, rattles, and other music makers, bring extras to share!
*a non-dessert potluck dish to share- (see Dawn’s potluck post)
*a folding chair
*cash for our Az Reclaiming donation baskets
*firewood (lots)
*your own potluck blissware – plate/bowl/cup/utensils (we strive for a green potluck aftermath)

The specific address will be sent in a separate message–we’re off of Crismon and Southern in Mesa.

Two Important Notes:

    1. All Reclaiming events are dry- alcohol and drug free.

 

  1. Possible nakedness warning– while nudity is not planned specifically in this ritual, we are committed to unraveling the overculture’s shame and degradation of our bodies and reclaim our godselves as beautiful, sexual creatures. The Ritual Muses strive to create magical space where expressions of liberation and freedom are possible, accepted and honored. For some of us, that may involve less clothing than others. If you would like to process what this means, have any questions, would like to ask for special support around this trigger area or are considering bringing children, please message me (Thalia, aka Deborah) or Dawn Spiraling Leaf (aka Victoria)

We look forward to seeing everyone!!!

Addendum
Submitted by
Dawn Spiraling Leaf

Attention Beltane ritual goers: As potluck priestess I would like to announce… Dessert for the ritual will be covered. Fresh fruit salad, cheese cake, and 2 kinds of wedding cake. Mike and I are recreating our reception deserts from our handfasting in honor of our 10 year anniversary.
Please plan on bringing main dishes and side dishes or munchie foods….and please no desserts.
Also don’t forget your blissware!

Your Beltane Ritual Muses Are:

Journey, Rhys, Fyn, Jane, Calypso, Wendy, Brian, Elizabeth, Dawn, Mike, Amanda, Andrea, Amy, Thalia

Beltane Ritual Planning

Saturday April 8, 2017 6:30PM

Beautiful Creatures, you’re invited to be a Ritual Muse! Ritual Planning (for realsies) is happening this Saturday April 8th at 6:30 pm at my house in Mesa (Thalia’s house). We’ll be co-imagining our upcoming Beltane ritual and would love your unique magic in the mix! Everyone is welcome to these planning meetings– even if you’re just curious– its a connecting, collaborative experience and a wonderful way to meet witches! Message Thalia on the AZ Reclaiming Witches Facebook page if you need the address. Blessed Be!

Fetch Day! (Magical Thursday)

When: Thursday April 13, 2017, 6pm
Where: Kiwanis Park, Tempe

We will be having a departure from our normal Starbucks routine this upcoming Magical Thursday for Fetch Day! Come and suspend ordinary conciousness and connect with Fetch/Sticky One/Younger Self. We will run and laugh and play pretend. Feel free to bring your favorite “childish” toys, games, or activities. It’s going to be a beautiful day, come out with us and let’s play!!

Reclaiming String Theory

What: Reclaiming String Theory
When: Saturday April 1, 2017

Come. Be enchanted. Play with string and your Fetch. Learn a new skill. Weave magic into utilitarian corners of your life. Bring string or not, bring snacks or not (if you feel inclined), bring other magical tools or not (think arts and crafts). We’re Reclaiming String Theory. It’s ours now. So mote it be.

This is a crafting group. We will be doing arts and crafts.

For more information or to attend, information is available on AZ Reclaiming’s Facebook group.

Syrian Sweets Bake Sale March 26

When:  March 26, 2017 10am to 1pm
Where: St. Bernard Catholic Church 10755 N. 124th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Syria is famous throughout the Middle East for its food – particularly its sweets. Arizona is home to more than 300 Syrian families in both the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Bake sales are being held to help generate income for the bakers and introduce our new Syrian families to the wider community.

Please come and show your support and solidarity with the Syrian members of our community! You will enjoy delicious sweets and a wonderful cultural experience.

All proceeds from the bake sales go directly to the families of the bakers to help them pay for rent, utilities, transportation, etc.

Happy Ostara Everyone!

Even though we had our circle on Saturday night,  Arizona Reclaiming wishes everyone a Happy Ostara.

Our ritual was wonderful, and we would like to thank everyone who made it possible from our Ritual Muses to all of our participants.  Special thanks go out to Andrea and Amanda for working up to the 11th hour gluing feathers for our sparrow, Craig.

The Best Bunny Award goes to Barbie
The Best Sparrow Award goes to Craig

and we couldn’t have done it without our expert storyteller, Sunshine.

Until Beltane everyone!

Ostara Ritual

Saturday, March 18 at 5 PM – 8 PM

This Ostara we invite ourselves to…

***Reincarnate Love***

Join us this Saturday March, 18th, for Arizona Reclaiming’s 2017 Ostara ritual where we will work spring magic using the ritual tools of storytelling, sacred theater, trance journeying, shared art and energy raising.

Step into a story of love, loss, prayer, choice, change and love. Step into a story of your life.

Please wear clothing that is as skin-baring as you dare… purely with permission and respectful boundaries our bodies may become canvases to the goddess.

Gathering time, open drum circle & labyrinth walk: 6:00pm
Ritual Conspiracy (pre-ritual important talky part): 6:30pm

Please bring the following if possible (all optional):
*drums, rattles, and other music makers, bring extras to share!
*a potluck dish to share (potluck feast immediately following ritual)
*a folding chair
*cash for our donation baskets
*donations of firewood always welcome
*your own potluck blissware – plate/bowl/cup/utensils (we strive for a green potluck aftermath)

The specific address will be sent in a separate message–we’re off of Crismon and Southern in Mesa.

Please note, all Reclaiming events are dry- alcohol and drug free. Let us know if you have any questions at all… thank you!

 

Meeting Schedule for the next few months

I’ve updated our gathering pages, and added these:

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  • Sunday 8/20 Sunday  9:00a – 11:00a: AZ Reclaiming Book Study: Spiral Dance  (Starbucks Rural & Vista Del Cerro 1717 South Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85281)
  • Thursday 8/14 6:00p – 8:30p: Meet up – Topic TBD (Pyle Adult Rec Center)
  • Sunday 7/27 9:00a – 11:00a: AZ Reclaiming Book Study Spiral Dance (Starbucks Rural & Vista Del Cerro 1717 South Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85281)
    First meeting, organizing and chapter 1.
  • Thursday 7/9 6:00p – 8:30p: Meet up – Defining our vision (Pyle Adult Rec Center)