Convergence Offerings — Alphabetical

(Listed alphabetically by title, ignoring “A” or “The” at the start of the title)

AIRA Affinity Group Social Space

7:00pm-9:00pm Sat Feb 4
(7:00pm Eastern is 4:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Central, 9:00pm Brasília)

Time: 4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern 
 
Description:
This will be a 2 hour social space hosted by the Ableism-Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA). All are welcome, even if they just have questions, aren’t sure, or want to get to know us. This is a purely social event with no prerequisite, no need to pre-register, and no minimum or maximum. We will follow the energy of the group and hopefully get to know one another a bit more. 
 
Presenters:
Alex Spurlock (she/her)
Alex Spurlock (she/her) is a queer, disabled witch and writer currently living on unceded Southern Pomo and Wappo lands in what is today sometimes called Santa Rosa, CA, USA. Over the last 20 years, she has taken a number of classes and workshops and has worked within an eclectic set of styles and traditions, sometimes priestessing and helping put on public ritual both in person and online. She has found a home in Reclaiming and is currently student teaching within the that tradition with an eye toward eventually offering accessible options and mentorships to others hoping to do the same. She is also heavily involved in and the BIRCH representative of the Ableism-Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA), an affinity group that seeks to understand the ways our physically and mentally disabled, differently abled, neurodivergent, and aging community members are excluded and how to establish more accessible options that integrate us with the community at large.
 
Mnemosyne (of the North) (she/her)
I have been practicing in the reclaiming tradition since the late 1980’s. During that time I have attended many workshops including the Feri Training in London Ontario between 2009-2011. I have facilitated nonviolence trainings since the mid 1990’s and been a member of the Wild Ginger Organizing Collective since 2001 where I have planned and facilitated many paths and rituals. I believe that magic as practiced by Reclaiming is a tool that can help us realize and step into our own power.

Anti-Racist co-learning group

7:00pm-9:00pm Mon Feb 13
(7:00pm Eastern is 4:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Central, 9:00pm Brasília)

Time: 4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern

Description:
We will spend two hours together exploring concepts & ideas & how they show up in our lives. We will reflect together on deep rooted racialization & socialization, learning from each other & Witnessing each other within community. We will hold sacred space for ourselves & each other in co-creating the sacred riverbed of belonging. 

Presenters:
love kelly k (she/they)
Kelly is a queer jewitch & learner of eclectic magickal paths & social justice work. They are drawn to earth magic & motivated by spirit & activism. She loves nature and the moon, community building, kitchen witchery, astrology, energy work & having her feet in the dirt.
 

Relaeh (she/they)
Bio coming soon

Approaches to Trance and Ritual that honor the needs of Disabled and Neruodivergent participants

6:00pm-7:30pm Wed Feb 15
(6:00pm Eastern is 3:00pm Pacific, 4:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Central, 8:00pm Brasília)

Description:
The needs of disabled and neurodivergent members of Reclaiming have often been overlooked or dismissed. This offering focuses on approaches to weaving accessible trance and ritual – both online and in person – that are considerate of the needs of disabled or neurodivergent participants. In the first part of the offering, facilitators will offer approaches that ritualists in AIRA (Ableism-Impacted Reclaiming Alliance) suggest ritualists and organizers follow. The second part of the offering will be an open discussion among facilitators and attendees about challenges and possible approaches. A handout of AIRA approaches to ritual and/or the slides used for this presentation will be provided.

Time: 3pm Pacific, 4pm Mountain, 5pm Central, 6pm Eastern 

Presenters:
sisal (witch/she/her)
My name is sisal. I live on unceded Payaya land near the Yanaguana River in so-called San Antonio, Texas. I have been a witch and ritualist for 25 years, active in Reclaiming for twelve years through the California community and the Tejas community and through the Ableism Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA). I’m a musician, death worker, gardener, and brew witch. Those are ways I heal myself, and may be ways others find support in healing through work they do with me. In recent years I’ve become a champion for sustainability in my own life and in my communities, and I blog about that at sustainablewitch.com.

Maré (they/them)
Maré is a nonbinary, neurodiverse, disabled witch living in Warrong (Sydney) in Gadigal, Wangal and Bidgigal country. Spiritwork and magic have been a thread in their life since they were a teenager, twining in unexpected ways in their former career as a scientist and tertiary educator. Working with other witches… less so, that’s new and confusing. While their magic is still heavily anchored in spirit, they believe strongly in good being a verb done with your hands, and so these days their practice is centered in devotional fibreworks, growing food, and community care.


Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Between the Worlds is *In* the World

12:00pm-4:00pm Sat Feb 11
(12:00pm Eastern is 9:00am Pacific, 10:00am Mountain, 11:00am Central, 2:00pm Brasília)

Note: There will be about an hour offline — it’s not four straight hours of Zoom!

Description: Between the Worlds is In the World
We are all part of the interconnected Web of Life. What does that mean? What does that feel like? How do we express this through our lives? How do we touch it with our bare hands?
Together, we’ll deepen our connection with the land through experiential exercises. We’re going between the worlds so we can be in the World. We’ll begin and end in zoomland. First,
we’ll sample techniques. Next, each will spend time connecting with the land (preferably outdoors). When we come back together, we’ll co-create a spell, a chant, a poem that expresses the received gifts from the land. This will be our foundation for raising energy and casting it upon ourselves, to the world. The session is all participatory, with discussion, magical work, and living, *embodied* experiences–our territory connecting with the land where we live.


Time: 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern 

Presenters:
BrightFlame (she/they)
BrightFlame (she/they) writes, teaches, and makes magic for all forms of justice and a regenerative world. Part of and teaching in Reclaiming since the 1990s, she loves co-weaving the web of our evolving tradition and is conspiring with others to launch an online Witchcamp. She has co-founded Reclaiming communities, offered core classes, taught and priestexxed at Witchcamps, and offered workshops with her own blend of magic. Her recent focus is helping humans de-center into relationship with our Earth kin. This includes her growing body of solarpunk fiction and workshops. She lives on unceded Lenape land with a forest, a human, a labyrinth, the fey, hawks, bees, turtles, and many other nonhumans.
http://brightflame.com

Lilo Assenci (he/they)
Lilo Assenci (he/they) is a person of color, queer/non-binary Witch living in the occupied lands of the Jacutinga First People, a.k.a. Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. Practicing Witchcraft for more than 15 years, they are a Feri Initiate and an active member of Reclaiming since 2017. They are one of the founders of the Reclaiming Brazil Community, and the All-Camp Anti-racism Mentor for SpiralHeart community for the third year. They co-teach and co-facilitate core classes, rituals, Reclaiming covens, and magical processes of activism all around the world, both in English and Brazilian Portuguese. Lilo’s magical work is profoundly about deepening the connection with the land, communing and being in an intimate relationship with the Spirits, deep transformation by Truth and Beauty, and political-
magical activism. Contact: Instagram @liloassenci or liloassenci@gmail.com

Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Building Skills to Talk about Race

7:00pm-9:00pm Tue Feb 14
(7:00pm Eastern is 4:00pm Pacific, 5:00pm Mountain, 6:00pm Central, 9:00pm Brasília)

This offering requires pre-registration.
Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Description:
Valentine’s Day! Just the day to build our skills for difficult conversations about race, conversations that can activate our fears around perfectionism and fear of conflict. For instance, we might believe that somehow, as individuals, we should know how to have these difficult conversations. Without practice and reflection with others, our conversations may fall short of our expectations — or our fear of messing up may lead us to avoid the conversation entirely.
Well, we’re going to mess up! But we can hope to do better in our messiness. Valentine is the patron of bees as well as lovers, of communal solidarity as sweet as honey. As James Baldwin said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” The Small Wise Crowds process is a way of preparing to face some of what needs to be changed, a way to have these difficult conversations about race in community. We’ll practice this process on Valentine’s day, and take away something we can invite others into at any time, a way to help each other in thinking through the situations we are in and suggesting possible approaches.
This offering is an opportunity for white identifying people to explore white supremacy culture and our role and responsibilities in undoing racism. We welcome and recognize the gift of the presence of any Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who choose to join us.

Facilitators:
Catkin (she/her): I am a white witch living on unceded land of the Awaswas speaking Ohlone who are still present in the area currently known as Santa Cruz. My magic sprouted in the wild places of the Central California coast when as a child I felt connection with creatures, plants, and spirits of the land. Later my magic practice grew as I became immersed in the unique culture that was Free Cascadia Witchcamp, under the stars and surrounded by forests, for one week out of the year. Vibrant threads of this magic were carried home and with close community were woven into familiar forests in group nature rituals influenced by New Moon Culture. I am a New Moon Culture initiate and co-facilitated New Moon path for three consecutive years at Free Cascadia Witchcamp until that camp ended. With the closing of that camp, I have been working more to undo the toxic spells of whiteness.

Eleven (she/they): I’m a Pakeha witch, raised in Aotearoa/New Zealand under the cold shadow of Empire, Capital and Patriarchy and fighting my way to the warmth of the sun as best I can. I have queer sensibilities, an anarchist heart, a critical mind, a green thumb, and a Radical Faerie handbag (with matching shoes). I’m wealthy in the riches of many communities I’ve connected with and travelled through to be where I am in this season, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, Miwok country.

I seek deep justice and a fertile, healthy ecology by cultivating robust soil and resilient communities. I’m committed to learning more about how I stand in my own way.

Joan (she/her): At my core, I am a white-identified practical witch who sees what needs to be done and gets ‘er done! I look at the pain of the world and individuals with unflinching eyes and hear their cries with unflinching ears. I say “HELL NO!” to patriarchy and white supremacy

With the support, encouragement and guidance of Dark Mother Goddess and My Brilliance, I help heal the world, one heart at a time. I train others to heal the world, one heart at a time. I work to undo racism and dismantle white supremacy.

Juniper (she/her): I am a white-identified witch dedicated to liberation from white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism. Liberation not through delusion, denial or disavowing, but by standing in the fire of resistance. By remembering that we are descended from the witches burned; and also from those who lit the fire. By remembering what has been sacrificed and what is worthy of our lives.

I am dedicated to a journey that embodies grounding, listening, non-judgmental curiosity, humility, vulnerability, accountability to community, and compassion for self and others. My tools have been forged in witch camps, in classes, and in my personal practice, but also in courtrooms, in tear gas, and on a cot in the Travis County jail.

Yarrow (they/them or he/him): I have been deeply involved in the Reclaiming tradition since the late 1990s — in rituals, core classes, Witchcamps, sometimes in the streets with the Pagan Cluster. What I’ve learned seems to boil down to this: make the next mistake. Make the next of many mistakes. Make our mistakes in solidarity with each other, because none of us can do it alone, because every one of us is necessary.

I am a white person in Reclaiming, trying to participate in the work of undoing white supremacy in Reclaiming and beyond Reclaiming. Trying to be accountable as I make the next mistake. In solidarity, and not alone.

Community Connection Space

10:00am-11:30am Sat Feb 4
(10:00am Eastern is 7:00am Pacific, 8:00am Mountain, 9:00am Central, 12:00pm Brasília)

Description:
Grab your “cuppa”, your smoothie, your toast.  Get cozy.  Let’s meet at the hearth and spend some time together.

Drop-in, come when you can.  This will be a loosely-structured and informal space.

Time: 7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central, 10am Eastern 

Presenters: your Convergence2023 organizers

Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Community Connection Space

10:00am-11:30am Sat Feb 18
(10:00am Eastern is 7:00am Pacific, 8:00am Mountain, 9:00am Central, 12:00pm Brasília)

Description:
Grab your “cuppa”, your smoothie, your toast.  Get cozy.  Let’s meet at the hearth and spend some time together.

Drop-in, come when you can.  This will be a loosely-structured and informal space.

Time: 7am Pacific, 8am Mountain, 9am Central, 10am Eastern 

Presenters: your Convergence2023 organizers

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Courage in Accountability: Don’t Drink the Poison

6:00pm-8:00pm Tue Feb 7
(6:00pm Eastern is 3:00pm Pacific, 4:00pm Mountain, 5:00pm Central, 8:00pm Brasília)

Description:
Being unable to forgive ourselves and others for a past mistake, or a collective wrongdoing can lead to relationship disconnection, community breakdown and physiological, spiritual and emotional damage.  Drawing from teachings on accountability and forgiveness as guiding principles towards justice and healing, Eleven supports small groups to meet and see each other as flawed and imperfect creatures, good enough to belong despite these undeniable truths. 

Within an intimate container of small groups, participants craft the answers to questions that explore possibilities for being accountable and making amends within our intimate relationships and in community. Developing these practices can facilitate a shift in the landscape of wellbeing and community resilience necessary for these troubling times.

Presenters:
Eleven (she/they)
Eleven (she/they) is grateful to be rooted in environmental and social justice, witchcraft, queer, BDSM/kink and polyamorous communities in Amerika and Australia, all of which support and shape her. She seeks deep justice and a fertile, healthy ecology in the grassroots by cultivating robust soil and resilient communities.

Eleven has queer sensibilities, an anarchist lens and a witch’s spirit, a genderful heart, a critical mind, a green thumb, and Radical Faerie handbag and matching shoes… when she’s not in leather boots, dirty from the garden or polished to a matt finish. Never a high shine.

A refugee from academia, Eleven maintains a scholarly approach to learning that supports their life’s work, predominately in Botany, Organic Horticulture and Permaculture, Psychology and Sociology. They’ve recently studied post-humanism with fugitive philosopher Bayo Akomalafe, Undoing Racism® with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond and with White Awake. They are mentored by Undoing White Supremacy Austin (UWSA) in organizing monthly anti-racist unlearning circles with Undoing White Supremacy in Kink Communities (UWSINKC).

She tips her hat to all those who carved the paths she walks and works to keep the trails warm for those that will come. Eleven has educated, informed and entertained for over 25 years from on stage, behind a radio desk and at the front of a room. She continues to find affinity with folks who share a radical analysis of Empire, Patriarchy and Capital. Arriving in North America just in time for the COVID pandemic, she’s worked with mutual aid and community groups, co-produced Raunch at the Ranch 2022, presented at independently co- produced workshops across Turtle Island, at Tejasweb and Spiralheart witchcamps,
ThriveCon (BDSM and Mental Health), Dark Odyssey (Surrender) and SouthEastLeatherFest.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Elements of Magic: Tending Hearts and Tending Hearths

7:15pm-9:15pm Fri Feb 3, Mon Feb 6, Wed Feb 8, Wed Feb 15, Fri Feb 17
(7:15pm Eastern is 4:15pm Pacific, 5:15pm Mountain, 6:15pm Central, 9:15pm Brasília)

This offering requires pre-registration and has reached capacity.   
Time: 4:15pm Pacific, 5:15pm Mountain, 6:15pm Central, 7:15pm Eastern

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Description:
Elements of Magic is a Reclaiming core class that explores the elemental Pentacle through a Reclaiming ritual structure. We will use art and ritual to discover and begin a personal transformative experience with tools often used in the Reclaiming tradition such as visualization, sensing energy movement, divination, music, trance, creating magical space, and ritual design. This class is experiential in nature.

Facilitators:
Jynx Bower (she/her)
Jynx Bower is a passionate writer, poet, storyteller, and ritual dramatist, crafting language as a spiritual offering and as a means of better coming to know Spirit and Self. As a Reclaiming witch and a student of rootwork, Jynx’s omnist and pantheist perspective on spirituality and life itself is grounded in the importance of Story and Myth in understanding not only who we are and who we’ve been, but also who we have the potential to be. An avid researcher, belly dancer, full-spectrum doula, and activist for comprehensive sex education and reproductive rights, Jynx works primarily with Persephone, Inanna, the Dead, and her Self.

Hemlock ShiningCoil (she/they)
I am a Reclaiming Witch, artist, sex educator, and mother to wild and growing beings. My Work as a Priestess & Witch centers around the tactile experiences of embodied magic, art, the planets, and plants. My eclectic tastes run from throwing runes and pulling tarot cards to trance work, powerlifting and yoga. I am pulled to Reclaiming witchcraft through lived experiences and human-divine connections. I practice magic to come fully into oneness with my Godself. My work is like a volcano rising from the ocean floor, destroying and creating through beautiful lava flows and fermenting magma chambers. My magical superpower is childlike enthusiasm woven with my years of life experience. As a priestess my intention is to empower sojourners to be their own cauldron of transformation.

Flame’s Guide to the Iron Pentacle

4:00pm-7:00pm Sat Feb 11, Sun Feb 12
(4:00pm Eastern is 1:00pm Pacific, 2:00pm Mountain, 3:00pm Central, 6:00pm Brasília)

This offering requires pre-registration.  
Note: Details regarding how to participate in Convergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Description:
Iron Pentacle is a tool used by Reclaiming and Feri witches (and others, but mostly those two groups). It’s deep self-work. It’s magick. It’s spirit. It’s about sex, pride, self, power, and passion. It loosens stuck stuff. It opens closed stuff. It’s digging down and clearing out. It’s epiphany-inducing. It’s often tear-inducing.
Prerequisite: Must have take Elements of Magic
 Limited to 25 witches

Facilitator:
Flame RosaNegra (She, her)
My name is Flame and I use she/her as my pronouns. I was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived here all my life. I moved to San Francisco city in 1977 and became a punk rocker involved in the early days of the San Francisco punk rock, leather, and kink scene and had a band named Animal Things. I am part of BASiL(Bay Area Sober in Leather) and am a titleholder for them. I am SF Sober Kinkster 2018. I am a published author, most recently in the anthology by Gede Parma called “Elements of Magic” in which I wrote the chapter on Divination. I also have a memoir/novel called “Our Lady of the Gutters”.
In 1990 I discovered the Worship of the Goddess. I started going to public rituals at Reclaiming San Francisco.
I took Elements, Iron, Pearl and Rites of Passage classes and for many years taught them. I was involved in the Pagan Cluster in direct political actions.
I am also a Feri practitioner.
I served my community on the SF Ritual Planning Cell and The Wheel.
I was initiated and taught at WitchCamps, and am ecstatic to offer online Iron Pentacle teachings. I am currently booked on the teaching team at the first Reclaiming Sex Magic Camp.
In 1977 I began my journey into Sex Magic in 2012. My primal self is a Crow, always talking and enthralled by shiny things. I have been doing sex magic for 20 years and like my ecstatic sexual and sensual magic rituals to include a sense of adventure and fear. I am a trans woman polyamorous and pansexual.
I am a coach for those affected by addictions at Rediscovery Coach.

The Healing Pentacle

5:00pm-6:30pm Sun Feb 5
(5:00pm Eastern is 2:00pm Pacific, 3:00pm Mountain, 4:00pm Central, 7:00pm Brasília)

Description:
The Healing Pentacle is a tool for healing and personal transformation. It was created by Cassidy Brown, inspired by and complementary to Galen Smith’s Care Pentacle. This Zoom ritual will center on a trance overview and introduction to the pentacle and its five points: Surrender, Rest, Care, Adapt, and Hope. The ritual intention is: “We encounter the Healing Pentacle, and it encounters us.” We strive for this ritual to be accessible and welcome any requests to help make our ritual more accessible for attendees. There will be a space of time for private work following the trance; please bring your journal, art supplies, or anything else
you need for your personal work.


Time: 2pm Pacific, 3pm Mountain, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern 

Presenters:
sisal (witch/she/her)
My name is sisal. I live on unceded Payaya land near the Yanaguana River in so-called San Antonio, Texas. I have been a witch and ritualist for 25 years, active in Reclaiming for twelve years through the California community and the Tejas community and through the Ableism Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA). I’m a musician, death worker, gardener, and brew witch. Those are ways I heal myself, and may be ways others find support in healing through work they do with me. In recent years I’ve become a champion for sustainability in my own life and in my communities, and I blog about that at sustainablewitch.com.

Cassidy Brown (they/them and per/per/pers)
Cassidy is a queer witch and priestess with deep roots in the Wilammette Valley of Oregon, which is the ancestral land of the Tualatin, Kalapuya, and bands of Chinookan-speaking peoples. Per is passionate about bringing earth-based spirituality to underserved populations by leading Pagan groups in prisons and making per classes accessible to people of varying abilities. With over 20 years of experience practicing and priestessing witchcraft, per is excited to be bringing more offerings to the wider community this year through Reclaiming events and the Olympus Academia online school.  They have considered themselves a Reclaiming Witch since 2012, and been active in the Portland Reclaiming Ritual Cell since 2013. They are also a member of the Ableism Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA) and the BC Witchcamp community.


Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

a love ritual

2:00pm-4:00pm Sun Feb 12
(2:00pm Eastern is 11:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Central, 4:00pm Brasília)

Description:
You’re invited on this adventure, between the worlds, to explore and play with love. We will connect, expand and explore what love means for us, and then write a love letter and weave together our collective prayers. Though love can encompass romantic love, that is not the main focus here. There will be optional space to share a snippet of your writing. 


Time: 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

Presenters:
Sharon Pink (sher/her)
Hi there, I’m Sharon Pink, a queer femme witch, Tarot reader and priestess who has been part of Reclaiming community since 2012.  I have been teaching locally in Reclaiming since 2017 and am excited for my first witchcamp-teacher experience alongside an incredible gaggle of witches. In my communities, I organize, teach and priestess workshops, rituals and classes on Tarot, kink, magic and art.  

I live my time on Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skowlitz and Leq’a:mel territory, and strive to be a respectful guest through reparations, listening, tending the earth and responding to calls to action.

I aspire to magic in ways that are anti-white supremacy, fat liberatory, gender affirming, leatherQueer celebratory, elder & crone honoring and sex worker positive.  My ancestral lineages from Portugal and Poland have been a portal for my close, yet quiet, connections with Wilgefortis and Marzanna. Both of these beings remind me of the importance of
re-mything stories to account for a perspective different from what we are often shown.
I have 3 dogs (Chuck, Fern & Saga) and we’d love to hear about your dogs too.
www.sharonishere.com

Note: Details regarding how to participate in SpiralConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Morning taoist tai chi demo

9:00am-9:45am Fri Feb 3, Mon Feb 6, Tue Feb 7, Wed Feb 8, Thu Feb 9, Fri Feb 10, Mon Feb 13, Tue Feb 14, Wed Feb 15, Thu Feb 16, Fri Feb 17
(9:00am Eastern is 6:00am Pacific, 7:00am Mountain, 8:00am Central, 11:00am Brasília)

Time: Daily, Monday to Friday, 9am Eastern, 8am Central, 7am Mountain, 6am Pacific

Description:
This is an introduction to a form of low impact health enhancement focused movement. accessible to all skill levels.  Taoist tai chi was designed by Master Moy of China and introduced to Canada in the 1990s. It’s a low impact form of exercise that’s really good for back and knee help and building endurance and balance. All are welcome. 

Presenter:
Voidwalker has been doing Taoist tai chi since 2007 . 

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Ritual 1: Brigid’s Mantle – Spiral Convergence 2023

8:00pm-10:00pm Thu Feb 2
(8:00pm Eastern is 5:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Central, 10:00pm Brasília)

The Ritual Arc Team welcomes you to the Spiral Convergence 2023 Opening Ritual!

Ritual intention: We gather on the shores of the sacred river to remember a truth: We are our own spiritual authorities, rooted in community, and together we have all that we need.

Questions: helpconverge@gmail.com
Time: 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern

Theme: The Sacred River of Community

Intention: We come together in community as streams flow into a river, leaving no one behind, channeling all our power to create the sacred riverbed.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral Convergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Ritual 2: Poetry in Myth & Motion – Spiral Convergence 2023

8:00pm-10:00pm Fri Feb 10
(8:00pm Eastern is 5:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Central, 10:00pm Brasília)

The Ritual Arc Team welcomes you to the Spiral Convergence 2023 second ritual!

Ritual intention: With our bodies and our shared attention, we create and attend to the poems of our Whole Selves. We honor the flow of life and death, birth and rebirth, creation and loss in equal measure, knowing that we are held in all our parts.

Questions: helpconverge@gmail.com
Theme: The Sacred River of Community
Time: 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern

Intention: We come together in community as streams flow into a river, leaving no one behind, channeling all our power to create the sacred riverbed.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants. You can register here.

Ritual 3: Sacred Flame and Holy Well – Spiral Convergence 2023

2:00pm-4:00pm Sun Feb 19
(2:00pm Eastern is 11:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Central, 4:00pm Brasília)

The Ritual Arc Team welcomes you to the Spiral Convergence 2023 Closing Ritual!

Ritual Intention:  Having forged ourselves in the fires of transformation and collective action, we drink deep and soothe our bodies and souls in the holy well of community.

Questions: helpconverge@gmail.com
Time: 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

Theme: The Sacred River of Community

Intention: We come together in community as streams flow into a river, leaving no one behind, channeling all our power to create the sacred riverbed.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants. You can register here.

The Roadhouse

8:30pm-10:00pm Thu Feb 9, 12:00pm-1:30pm Sun Feb 12
(8:30pm Eastern is 5:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Mountain, 7:30pm Central, 10:30pm Brasília)
(12:00pm Eastern is 9:00am Pacific, 10:00am Mountain, 11:00am Central, 2:00pm Brasília)

No pre-registration is required.  This event has two sessions.  Please plan to attend both.

Start Times: 
Thurs Feb 9: 5:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Mountain, 7:30pm Central, 8:30pm Eastern
Sun Feb 12: 9:00am Pacific, 10:00am Mountain, 11:00am Central, 12:00pm Eastern

Details:
We will gather and journey to the Roadhouse of the Dead, to spend time with ancestors of lineage, blood, and inspiration. We will use tools of trance, drawing (no experience required) and journaling to co-create this profound experience, forging or deepening our relationship to the Roadhouse and to our Beloved Dead. We will gather twice, first to journey and again to share what we learned. All spirits welcome!

Presenters:
Boneweaver (she/her)
Anderson Feri and Reclaiming initiate.
Deathworker, holding the space between, walking the edge, stepping to either side as needed. 
Ritualist, oracle, ocean and river Priestess, artist, friend, Listener for the Dead and other Beings.
I maintain the channel that I hold (that we all hold) between what once was and what will be.

Mnemosyne (she/her)
Secular Buddhist, Reclaiming Witch, Diana’s Grove Priestess, Hekatean Sorcerer & Mearcstapa.
Neurodivergent New Orleans-based artist, ritualist, and deathworker. 
Shaper. Word-weaver. Wielder of narrative magiks. Holder of paradox. Student of silence and stillness. Eschewer of satisfaction. Restless leaver of footprints that catch water.
Not your feel-good friend. However, if you would rather know than be comfortable, if you Will to Do Your Work, she is your collaborator.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.


Sacred Attention in Mary Oliver’s Poetry

2:00pm-4:00pm Sat Feb 11
(2:00pm Eastern is 11:00am Pacific, 12:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Central, 4:00pm Brasília)

Description:
In this two-hour workshop, attendees will engage in the sacred art of paying attention to the natural world through the poetic lens of Mary Oliver’s work. We will begin together with grounding and setting our intentions for exploration. We will then read and discuss selected poems by Mary Oliver. In the middle of the session, we will separate to experience the natural world with sacred attention and then converge back together online to write and share. Participants are likely to leave with ritual poetry that they can use in their personal practice or in community. No experience with writing poetry is needed.


Time: 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern

Presenter:
Stella (she/her)
Stella came to paganism in the 1990s as a frizzy-haired and starry-eyed middle school girl doing spells at sleepovers and just never stopped. She’s pretty much exactly the same today, minus the stirrup pants and Lisa Frank. Over the years, she’s learned from two initiatory traditions, yoga teacher training, Unitarian Universalist pagan groups, and the Ohio Reclaiming community. An English teacher by trade, she finds the sacred in poetry and theatre. Her biggest spiritual teachers have been cats and geese. 


Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral ConVergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

We Journey to the Tree of Life to seek Initiation from The Norns, Is, Was & Shall be

1:00pm-3:00pm Thu Feb 16
(1:00pm Eastern is 10:00am Pacific, 11:00am Mountain, 12:00pm Central, 3:00pm Brasília)

Time: 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 11am Mountain, 10am Pacific


Description:
We come together to meet the Norns, caretakers of Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, who carve the fate of godds and humans. We journey together with a pre-recorded trance to deepen and bring clarity to our inner eye, to see with their eyes, and speak with their voices, knowing the wisdom of Urd (Was), Verdandi (Is) and Skuld (Shall Be) is so ancient that it may well precede the written word in any of it’s presently used forms.We will delve deeply with the “Three from the Hall beneath the Tree”, the World Tree itself and the “Way of Wyrd” by opening to them, listening and allowing them to speak to us and through us.

Presenters:
Beverly Frederick (she/we)
Beverly Frederick was a member of the original San Francisco Reclaiming Collective and now lives in the Madeira archipelago off the coast of Morocco with her partner Doug Orton.A compulsively embodied songstress, poet and drummer she founded The WisdomWay Center of Hawaii on The Big Island in 2003 after traveling the world extensively and collaborating for decades with Starhawk and Reclaiming. She taught the 1st year round Reclaiming classes and apprenticeships as well as over 30 Witchcamps in Turtle Island, Canada and Europe.A yogi, song-catcher and dancing fool she/we is thrilled to be resurfacing from over a decade of autoimmune disability, offering international on-line classes to re-introduce the lively inclusive contributions that have always been her trademark into Reclaiming’s magical web as we expand internationally.THROUGH THE DARKNESS and IN THE ARMS OF THE WILD, her two CDs of over 40 of Reclaiming’s favorites spanning from gospel, Spanish-language and Swahili chants to Celtic Faery ballads are available as MP3s at www.beverlyfrederick.org

PERLA CRESPO-IZAGUIRRE (she/her)
PERLA POULET CRESPO-IZAGUIRRE (Ezili Amada in the pagan world) I am a Reclaiming witch from Venezuela with a passion for writing and teaching. I like to fall in love with what I do and write things that take my breath away and make a difference. I have a degree in Social Communication with a specialization in Gestalt Therapy Facilitation. I’m also an experienced Spanish Teacher with an enthusiastic way to teach this language and a freedom of worship activist.I co-founded the Venezuelan Neopagan Union (2005), and am founder and root priestess of the Brighid Coven Reclaiming Venezuela Temple (2012) , which currently has members in Spain, Chile, Venezuela, England and French Guiana.

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral Convergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.

Welcome & Orientation for 1st time participants

8:00pm-9:30pm Wed Feb 1
(8:00pm Eastern is 5:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Mountain, 7:00pm Central, 10:00pm Brasília)

Are you new to Spiralheart?  Join the Convergence 2023 Ritual Arc Team and organizers as we welcome you in community. 

Questions:  helpconverge@gmail.com
Time: 5pm Pacific, 6pm Mountain, 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern

Convergence Ritual Arc Team: Jynx, Mnemosyne & Rob

Note: Details regarding how to participate in Spiral Convergence events is made available to registrants.  You can register here.