Reclaiming is a community of people committed to weaving spiritual practice and grassroots activism to bring to birth a vision of a better world. Reclaiming has local groups in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.
The earth is crying out for healing, and we can answer her call most skillfully when we develop our own intimate relationship to the natural world. And that deep earth connection is also the foundation for our personal resilience.
Join Starhawk to learn spiritual and hands-on practices from five accomplished earth healers of varied traditions, including Charles Williams of Earth Activist training and three of our rising young indigenous teachers and allies: Mariah Masters, Sunshine Claymore and Kanyon Sayers-Rood.
Come away with new tools for your own earth healing practice, with inspiration and renewed energy for the struggles and the joys of the great work of our time – the regeneration of land and community.
Click the link above to register and to find out about the many exciting events we have planned for this special week.
Wyrd Vibrations: Future Sounds of Paganism from Reclaiming Tradition – released Spring 2023 – took root several years ago with a conversation at Mysteries of Samhain witchcamp.
Step Tranovich of Electromancy, a disabled musician, had just produced an album of hard rock played entirely by robots called Technopagan. KMo Valkrie, also at the camp, added ethereal vocals on Electromancy’s debut, and we laughed that this ought to be Reclaiming’s new sound.
About the same time Lali Wilde brought out an album of unique art-pop songs. And Thesmophora recorded a Russian version of Starhawk’s song Snake Woman.
Our joke took on new life. We talked on zoom a couple of times, then put out a call on Reclaiming’s elists. We received so many tracks that we made two albums. (Watch for a new collection of ritual music, Melodic Mystery, later this Spring.)
Here’s a preview of the 15 tracks on Wyrd Vibrations: Future Sounds of Paganism from Reclaiming Tradition.
A Benefit for Earth Activist Training. This ritual will help us recoup some of our losses from the recent storms.
Renew your spirit and replenish your energy at Brigid’s well!
Imbolc, the ancient Celtic Festival sacred to the Goddess of the Holy Well and Sacred Flame, marks spring’s beginning. After a winter of storms, blizzards and floods, we are ready for regeneration!
Brigid is the midwife, aiding the birth of all new things, and the patroness of poetry, smithcraft and healing. Join us for a guided meditation to her Holy Well to find our sources of personal and earth healing, and the inspiration to forge a world of justice and balance.
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Reclaiming Witchcraft is deeply rooted in activism, including environmental activism, as an answer and an action to drive change. From political actions to personal calls, “Honoring the Wild” compiles stories and lessons from Reclaiming Witches from around the world.
This book seeks to inspire as much as it does to inform, knowing that creativity and purpose are often better motivators for lasting change. With a timeline of activism in Reclaiming, these pages contain facts and fears, confessions and collaborations, and (perhaps) a call to the reader who wants to learn more and do more.
Publisher’s Weekly Review
Irisanya Moon (Practically Pagan) collects meditations on the Reclaiming Witchcraft tradition in this brief, inspiring anthology.
Founded in the late 1970s, the Reclaiming tradition is based in “deep, spiritual commitment to the earth, to healing and to linking of magic with political action,” Moon writes.
Short accounts from Reclaiming witches weave a “tapestry of many different threads,” including tried-and-true advice for being environmentally conscious (buying secondhand clothes, using public transportation), discussions of “magical activism” (which takes the form of writing, storytelling, and organizing protests), and accounts of individuals’ experiences (using directed energy to help protect the California redwood forests during protests).
Suggested rituals include an “Extinction Rebellion Ritual” (which involves speaking one’s demands into being in a group setting), while an annotated timeline highlights major moments in Reclaiming history, from anti-nuclear demonstrations in 1976 to 2017’s Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Though the takes on activism will be familiar, the personal narratives evoke a raw earnestness and urgency that will encourage readers to do their part to protect the earth. Reclaiming witches and those curious about the tradition will find value here.’
Download a free PDF of the almost-completed version of this compendium of Reclaiming magic – history, ritual skills, activism, dozens of workings for individuals and small groups, plus all sorts of resources for your magical practice.
Roundtable interviews feature folks from around the Reclaiming network. Links to dozens of ritual-tested chants. Illustrated with photos from witchcamps and rituals.
Planned for 2023 publication, you can get a jump on the magical world by grabbing a free PDF now!
This is the dark time of year, when winter closes in and sometimes it’s hard to keep the warm flames of hope alive. But the cold, dark ground is where seeds gestate and prepare to grow again. Some seeds can only sprout after enough coldness, roughness, fire, or other disturbance.
In these times when the great disturbance of climate meltdown impacts all of us, we come together to prepare for new growth in both practical and spiritual ways.
Join us for both spiritual and practical inspiration. In ritual, we’ll find our own deep sources of renewal, and we’ll ground our hope with actual examples of projects from our students and teachers, that regenerate ecosystems and put into practice the skills of earth healing.
Admission is by donation, proceeds go to support our diversity scholarship fund. Learn more and register here:
Tejas Web’s Regional Dandelion Gathering is October 13-16, 2022
We join together in-person for a long weekend in the Texas Hill Country. We encourage families, partners, and all ages to attend as we deepen our relationships with the Wild and one another. The flexible structure of Dandelion Gathering holds a variety of activities, magic, and fun: Rituals under the Stars, Justice Magic, the Wild, Fae, and Ancestors, Children’s Activities, Bardic Circle, Drumming, Dancing, and Optional Offerings. Drug-free and Alcohol-free gathering.
Indoor beds going fast! If you are thinking that you want an indoor bed, please reserve in advance. Fabulous tenting. Children welcome.
COVID Risk Reduction: Up-to-date vaccination, including boosters, required for all registrants that are eligible.
Early Bird discounts through July 15. Comfy beds, delightful tenting sites, plenty of bathrooms, hot tub, AND delicious food (organic, vegan, vegetarian, omnivore).
Wyrd Intention for the year:
We dare to fly into the Wild to gather Wisdom and Allies, and we transmute injustice into Justice from the Sanctuary of the Cavern.
The trees spoke, “Welcome back, we’re ready to help.” The crackling fire summoned us to the circle. The dandelion root grew thick and deep, the flowers bloomed, and then turned to seed and blew into the wind. Ancestors and the Mighty Dead are keenly interested. The Well of Accountability deepens, and we drink of it. The Earth sings with the music of crystals. Sacred water cleanses and drips. The drums vibrate in our dancing. We fly. We time travel. Change is rising, shining, connecting, rippling. We are the Spell that shifts reality.