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.
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.
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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.
Our main focus is to work with the Sunflower sigil. Below that are other suggestions our group came up with that might interest you.
:: SUNFLOWER ::
~ Our Sunflower has a pentacle and spiral in the center. There are others around the world also working with the Sunflower for magical purposes to support Ukraine (both seeds and full bloom).
~ The flower sigil can be printed and placed on your altar at home, drawn onto your hand, circulated via social media, visualized throughout the day, etc.. You are also encourage to create your own!
~ Here is the image created by Shel (hand model Sharon Pink) – see end of article for larger image.
WORKING WITH THE SUNFLOWER
~ Imagine or visualize spirals spinning out of the sunflower, like the Fibonacci frequency, fractals of spirals shining and moving through space and time.
~ Spiraling out and spiraling away the desire to conquer and for conquest.
~ You might work with a double spiral, drawing forth the power of the earth itself – remember the fertile soil of Ukraine, the breadbasket that has fed multitudes for centuries.
~ Call out to those desiring peace and an end to war everywhere, especially in Ukraine as well as those working for peace inside Russia who are putting themselves deeply at risk.
~ We call to the spiral of change – the unexpected turns of events. The unpredictable, the beneficent, El Mundo Bueno.
~ See the petals and ray of the sunflowers extending outwards. This sunflower wrapping around the world. Holding it in those rays of protection.
=> ROOTS & STEM
~ Feel the roots of the sunflower going deep into the earth, expand the roots to catch all the politicians doing terrible things and bind them all who would pursue war and oppression in Ukraine and other places around the world in turmoil.
~ The virus of aggression is caught by the roots, and Putin and others are sucked up by the roots and bound up, just like lead and other heavy metals are bound into forms that can do no harm.
~ Swaddled tightly in the roots, like a baby in a blanket. Held in the stem of the sunflower. Swaddled and held and prevented from doing harm.
=> SPIDER WEB
~ Forming a web of protection over Ukraine. Visualize pentacle around the country, holding Ukraine, anchoring the web of protection and spinning off little fractal pentacles to protected all who call for justice.
~ Creating protection. Any forces – any energies that enter with malevolent intent – will spiral and spiral away. Spiraling into directions that are unexpected and unplanned for.
:: OTHER ACTS OF MAGIC & MANIFESTATION ::
~ Call upon the ancestors of Ukraine for help and assistance. To help the people of Ukraine with food, shelter, warmth, basic human needs, and courage.
~ Give speak with Putin so he will have a change of heart and mind
Ukraine Mother Goddess Invocation, by Madame Pamita
I call upon the ancient Ukrainian goddess Berehynia
I call upon the Forest Grandmother Baba Yaha
I call upon the mother goddess Mokosh
I call upon the mother bear who protects her cubs
I call upon Maty Zemlya Mother Earth, mother of all
I call upon all spirit mothers
Peace and protection for the land of Ukraine
Peace and protection for the people of Ukraine
~ March 2nd, 7:33 pm EST (3:33 am in Moscow), by the dark of the new moon witches around the world will #HexPutin You will need: Light blue candle, Yellow candle, Handful of sunflower seeds.
Hey lovely community!Registration for BIRCH 2022 is OPEN!
March 5th/6th through to March 19th/20th
Our main agenda item will be the second part of our process moving towards a process of accountability. The draft proposal is being worked on (and has been since our last meeting) by the Accountability Cell who stepped forward into this huge role at our last meeting. The draft proposal will be ready for discussion by the beginning of our meeting.We are holding the discussion part of the meeting via Loomio over two weeks asynchronously so folk in all time zones around the world can attend.
ANY ONE who considers themselves part of the Reclaiming tradition and agrees to uphold the Principles of Unity is welcome.
The two week meeting will start with a live Zoom session (March 5th/6th – time to be confirmed when registration is closed) which will be live streamed and which will include the creation of sacred space for the whole meeting, a review of the proposals and meeting agenda, a review of our BIRCH process and a short Q & A session. Community Reps will be invited to attend, in order to make the meeting size manageable.
The BIRCH meeting will close with a second live Zoom Session (March 19th/20th – time to be confirmed when registration is closed) which will also be live streamed. At this meeting we will review the draft proposal and any friendly amendments that have been made and call for consensus. This is NOT intended to be a meeting to discuss the proposal – that will all happen on Loomio during the two week asynchronous meeting. Community reps will be invited to attend this meeting to represent their communities. If you consider yourself part of the Reclaiming Tradition but do not belong to a community, please contact us. This process is not intended to exclude any voices, but to make the meeting size manageable.
The Ableism-Impacted Reclaiming Alliance (AIRA), an affinity group within the Reclaiming tradition, grew out of a need. One that was always there but couldn’t be seen well until the pandemic forced everyone to reconsider how they were doing things.