The BIRCH Committee NEEDS new members!

Would you like to join us? We are seeking 3-5 more people

We especially encourage BIPOC, transgender, non-binary, disabled, and people of all ages, especially from communities outside of the USA.

Contact us for more information at 

What is BIRCH?

BIRCH is The Broader Intra-Reclaiming Council Hub to help support tradition-wide decisions for the Reclaiming tradition. The BIRCH Committee is empowered to convene BIRCH meetings and plan meeting agendas.

The current BIRCH Committee of 4 includes BIPOC, Non-Binary, Non-USA, Disabled, and Elder members.

What will you do?

BIRCH Committee members meet online via Zoom every 2-4 weeks working by consensus to do all the work necessary to make BIRCH meetings happen. You will likely spend an average of 4-9 hours per month. You will receive a financial stipend, as well as a unique insight into the Reclaiming process and develop connections with Reclaiming communities and members around the globe. Terms of service are 2-3 years. 

Skills Required

Especially: Seeking skills in communications, outreach, tech, fundraising, accounting, consensus, and BIRCH process.

Do you have special skills in one or more of these areas? Let us know if you are interested in joining us.

General: Good organization and communications, reliability, knowledge of the Reclaiming Tradition and consensus process, and access to reliable internet services for video conferencing.

Please contact if you are interested in joining us and tell us about yourself, relevant skills and interests, your home community and geography, and if you identify as BIPOC, trans/non-binary, disabled, youth, elder. Contact us for more information

With gratitude-

The BIRCH Committee: Alex, Lilo, Morgana, Ten Crows, Valériane Snow

Spiral Dance – Complete Ritual Online!

2021 Spiral Dance – Full Ritual Online!

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.

Spiral Dance archives – click here – 40+ year of magic in PDF form!

Dancing the Spiral – free download of our book-in-progress – click here

Reclaiming Updates Principles of Unity

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.”

The full Reclaiming Principles of Unity can be found here.

For more information about the BIRCH Council, visit the BIRCH page.

Campfire Chants – Lyrics and Lore Booklet!

Campfire Chants – Deluxe Lyrics & Lore Booklet!
Full-color print edition or free PDF – booklet accompanies our Campfire Chants album – listen free online.
Booklet includes interviews with chant-writers such as Starhawk, Suzanne Sterling, T. Thorn Coyle, Ravyn Stanfield, and more.
Booklet is perfect for coffeetables, bedtime reading, and learning ukulele chords to our chants!

2019 All-Reclaiming Dandelion Gathering!

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:

Teen Earth Magic Workbook – Not For Teens Only!

Teen Earth Magic: An Empowerment Workbook

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!

Download the TEM Book – free online

Chants Playlists to accompany the TEM book



Elements of Magic – New Book!

Elements of Magic: Reclaiming Earth Air Fire Water Spirit

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


WeaveAndSpin – new website!

Visit Reclaiming Quarterly’s new all-devices website, featuring current posts, photo features, and lots of older material from our original website.

Home Page:

Chants Links:

Back Issues of Magazine:

Free Downloads: – our original website – is still active, but no longer being updated. Works great on desktop computers – tons of downloads, photo features, music, and more.