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.
The complete online 2021 Spiral Dance ritual – over two hours of magic – is now available online. From the opening conches to the ecstatic spiral, you can experience reclaiming’s most festive and powerful magic.
The Spiral Dance has been held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979. The past two years have been held online due to covid safety concerns.
Culminating six months of discussions and meetings, the all-Reclaiming BIRCH Council consensed on January 30, 2021 to amend the Reclaiming Principles of Unity.
The following paragraph was amended. The strike-through was removed, and the italic-underline phrases added.
“Our tradition honors the wild, and calls for service to the earth and the community.
We value peace and practice non-violence, in keeping with the Rede, “Harm none, and do what you will.”We work in diverse ways, including nonviolent direct action, for all forms of justice: environmental, social, political, racial, gender and economic. We are an anti-racist tradition that strives to uplift and center BIPOC voices (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Our feminism includes a radical analysis of power, seeing all systems of oppression as interrelated, rooted in structures of domination and control.”
SCREEEM – Screen Earth Magic – met via zoom in mid-June to keep our magic rolling.
The Dandelion Gathering is an all-Reclaiming gathering held every few years. Anyone involved or interested in Reclaiming is welcome to attend.
The 2019 Dandelion Gathering will take place on September 19-22, 2019 in Petaluma, California. The gathering is filling up fast, so visit our website now for registration info.
On the Dandelion website you can find lots of information, including information on scholarships, history of the Dandelion Gathering, how to register for Dandelion, volunteering at Dandelion, information about the venue, and more.
Please dig in and spend some time looking around to find answers to your questions.
Still wondering something? Don’t hesitate to be in touch at anytime to get your questions answered by your friendly Dandelion Weavers.
Registration and Financial Assistance
We are committed to financial accessibility and encourage anyone who needs help to attend to apply for a scholarship! There is no income threshold for application. Financial assistance will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available funds are used. The majority of scholarships will be partial scholarships, but a small number of full scholarships may be available for youth, elder, BIPOC, queer and trans individuals. The scholarship application is accessible via the registration page. If we are unable to meet your financial need, we can refund your deposit to you if requested.
For more info on registration and scholarships, visit:
Earth-based spirituality and magical activism for teens – and everyone! – in the tradition of Starhawk and Reclaiming.
This unique and powerful tool, based on twelve years of rituals, classes, and grassroots activism at Reclaiming’s Teen Earth Magic camp, gathers 350 pages of Reclaiming-style magic plus 40 years of music and other resources – much of it free online.
Hundreds of ideas for teens, adults, teachers, and organizers – spellcrafting, divination, activism, pentacle magic, and much more.
Illustrated with dozens of photos from our California-based youth retreat, sibling camps Witchlets in the Woods and Redwood Magic Family Camp, and events such as the Spiral Dance and street activism, the book includes:
- step-by-step skills and practice in creating magical rituals
- sample rituals including an online ritual; magical activism
- interviews with participants about the meaning of magic and how we can use it to help change ourselves and the world
- dozens of spells and workings that can be done alone or in groups; solitary and small-circle magic
- dealing with curses and negative energy; pentacle workings; intuitive tarot and divination
- chants for rituals and everyday magic
- and much more!
With a Foreword by Starhawk, whose Earth Activist Training courses helped inspire Teen Earth Magic.
Print Edition (B&W) available on Amazon – proceeds benefit TEM!
New from Reclaiming – Edited by Jane Meredith & Gede Parma
With contributions from many Reclaiming teachers and organizers
Foreword by Starhawk
Deeply poetic and rich with passion, this book helps you expand your relationship with earth, air, fire, water, and spirit through personal reflections and hands-on explorations.
With contributions from members of the international Reclaiming community, this empowering book provides spells, exercises, practices, and perspectives that are taught in Reclaiming’s foundational class, Elements of Magic.
Discover techniques for grounding, casting a circle, trance, and visualization, as well as guidance for working with breath, raising energy, and charging an intention.
If you long to experience the ecstatic practice of magic, Elements of Magic is for you.
Ask you local stores to carry the book – we already saw it at Ancient Ways in Oakland!
Also available online: Elements of Magic – Amazon
Visit Reclaiming Quarterly’s new all-devices website, featuring current posts, photo features, and lots of older material from our original website.
Home Page: WeaveAndSpin.org
Chants Links: WeaveAndSpin.org/playlists
Back Issues of Magazine: WeaveAndSpin.org/back-issues
Free Downloads: WeaveAndSpin.org/freebies
ReclaimingQuarterly.org – our original website – is still active, but no longer being updated. Works great on desktop computers – tons of downloads, photo features, music, and more.
Reclaiming: a Community of People, a Tradition of Witchcraft, and a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization
Welcome to the international Reclaiming website. This site, which once served only the San Francisco Bay Area, is now updated to serve the international Reclaiming network.
Who Is Reclaiming?
Reclaiming is a community of people working to unify spirit and politics. Our vision is rooted in the religion and magic of the Goddess, the Immanent Life Force. We see our work as teaching and making magic: the art of empowering ourselves and each other. In our classes, workshops, and public rituals, we train our voices, bodies, energy, intuition, and minds. We use the skills we learn to deepen our strength, both as individuals and as community, to voice our concerns about the world in which we live, and bring to birth a vision of a new culture.
Founded around 1980 in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Reclaiming tradition now includes several dozen regional communities across North America and in Europe and Australia.
A 501c3 nonprofit called Reclaiming Collective is based in San Francisco. Several other Reclaiming communities are also organized as 501c3 nonprofits.
Email us if you have questions or feedback.
Everything you wanted to know about Reclaiming, including our structure, history, and more. Articles on witchcraft, ritual etiquette, and other writings by Reclaiming community members are here, too.
This is now the international Reclaiming website. These pages will help you find a local group or Witchcamp, subscribe to community or special interest email lists, and obtain information regarding teachers willing to help you establish your own community.
Bay Area groups now have their own website – BayAreaReclaiming.org
Reclaiming Quarterly covers Witchcraft and Magical Activism in the Reclaiming tradition. Published in various formats since 1980, you can find our archives at ReclaimingQuarterly.org, and our current opsts at WeaveAndSpin.org. You can also hear samples from our chant-CDs, browse dozens of photo-features, and more.
Within these pages, you can find pagan Death & Dying resources, the El Salvador Friendship Fund, recommended books & tapes, and more. Go to Resources – Personal & Political.
How to Reach Us
Email us if you have questions or feedback!