Song, Chant and Drum Circles for June and July

The new moon chant, drum and song circles are held every month near the new moon. They The a collaborative and an open space to and expand our drumming skills and song/chant repertoires. All skill levels are welcome (and encouraged!) Bring any songs or chants that you want to share and drums and other instruments if you have them.

These monthly celebrations are organized by individual members of the Montreal Reclaiming community. All traditions are welcome.  They are generally held in a private home easily accessible by public transit (metro) and car.

If you are on Facebook, you can join the Facebook group for the events.

The dates of the next circles are Tuesday June 19th (FB event here) and Friday July 20th (FB event here), 2012.

Please check the event page for the individual circles and contact the organiser for the exact location of each month’s circle. If you do not use Facebook, you can also email us at montrealreclaiming(at)grmail(dot)com for more information.


Iron Pentacle Weekend Intensive (Montreal)

Reclaiming core class
Weekend intensive
November 17-18, 9:30 am to 6pm both days
Price $TBD  sliding scale
Location: TBD

We ask that participants be committed to attending the workshop in its entirety.

Please direct any questions to ravenka (at) cosmic-muse (dot) com .

Step into your authentic self for a weekend and explore your relationship with the five points of the Iron Pentacle: Sex, Pride, Self, Power, and Passion. We believe that these points are our sacred birthrights, and we’re willing to claim them.

The Iron Pentacle is one of the core elements of Reclaiming Tradition of contemporary American witchcraft. It challenges us to look at our relationships with the qualities/energies of sex, pride, self, power and passion; and then integrate these energies into our lives and magic. It is definitely shadow work!.

Using trance, spellwork and ritual, we will experience the connections between these points and what happens when the points become out of balance. We will access each point of the pentacle using techniques including guided meditation, art, creativity, song, movement, and sacred play. Together, we will learn to balance the Iron Pentacle within ourselves and bring it more fully into our lives.

Claudia Manifest (New Hampshire) is a Reclaiming initiate and a devote to Feri who strives to combine the knowledge to be learned from her Elders in the craft with the Wisdom she has gained from discovering and developing her own personal practices and magical arts. She has been teaching witchcraft at camps, intensives, workshops and classes for the past 15 years. She loves the practical, manifestation magics of creating, recognizing, and honoring the sacred in our daily lives. Her magical daily practice includes Iron Pentacle work, grounding, Time magic, Yoga, Tarot, child rearing and cooking; all as magical and intentional acts. Striving always to welcome in and acknowledge more beauty, balance, and delight in her life, she is excited to share, learn, and practice the Art and Craft of living a sensual, magical, grounded life with you all.

Amanda  (Montreal) is an ecstatic Witch following an initiatory mystery tradition of North American witchcraft. She has been involved in Reclaiming since 2003 and teaching within the tradition since 2006. She is currently a member of the Reclaiming Teachers in Training and Service (RTITS) guild in New England. Her personal practice celebrates life and places a strong emphasis on personal responsibility and relationship with Mystery, including deity, the ancestors, spirits, nature, and our selves. She believes strongly in having an extensive magical toolkit that complements real-world skills.

This is intermediate-level work. Participants should be comfortable with basic personal energy work and should be able to solidly ground and participate in creating sacred space with a group.

This is shadow work. Participants must be willing to face their triumphs, flaws, and faults.

Prior completion of Elements of Magic, a core course in the Reclaiming tradition, is a prerequisite for this course. On occasion, comparable work can be substituted. If you think you have comparable work and experience, please contact Amanda at ravenka (at) cosmic-muse (dot) com. It is our goal to create a supportive environment together in which to do this work.

Please do not use drugs or alcohol during our time together in the workshop.

While this work can be deeply healing and truly transformative, it is not a substitute for professional counselling.

Space is limited. All students accepted at the discretion of the instructors.

We are currently calculating the costs of the workshop. The registration fee for the intensive will be on a sliding scale — you choose where you fit on the scale based on the sustainability of your finances in the world. The actual cost of the weekend is somewhere in the middle. If you need additional help in order to attend, please let us know.