Chants Revue – Brigid – Never Lose Our Way to the Well

Reclaiming’s audio alchemists have worked overtime to extract this classic chant from a longer meditation recording – we got both verses and all the harmonies! It’s a seasonal favorite, sure to be sung at Brigid rituals this weekend.

“Never Lose Our Way to the Well” – by Anne Hill, Suzanne Sterling, and Starhawk

Chanthttps://youtu.be/N-iZ7rvtYUE

Full Meditationhttps://youtu.be/OOgYUqgloLQ

Reclaiming Chants Playlistshttps://www.weaveandspin.org/playlists

Stolen Lives – 2004 SF Vigil

Photos from a 2004 vigil outside the SF Metreon called Stolen Lives: Killed by Law Enforcement – a forerunner of Black Lives Matter. Reclaiming folks helped create a living altar.

Click here to see slide show

Stolen Lives was organized by community activists from Hunters Point neighborhoods.

Reclaiming folks including Kevyn, Bill, Starhawk, and others brought potted plants to create a living altar. You can see the Pagan Cluster circled up to the left in the shot below, and creating altars in others in the slide show.

Photos by George Franklin/Reclaiming Quarterly

Spiral Dance 2020 Moves Online

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Dear Reclaiming Community,

Due to the pandemic, the 41st Annual Spiral Dance ritual will be held online on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, 2020.

We hope you will join us on this blue moon, a mere three days before the election.

We in the Spiral Dance Cell decided to act with an abundance of caution to protect our Pagan community. We will be reaching out very soon with more information as to how you may participate in this life-changing magical working.

Yours in Service,

The Spiral Dance Organizing Cell

Info & Updates: ReclaimingSpiralDance.org

Photo copyright 2020 Michael Rauner

Youtube – A Brief History of Direct Action!

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Direct action has a long and honored place in American history – from the revolution itself through abolitionists, suffragists, union organizers, civil rights advocates, feminist and gay rights activists, and on to today’s vibrant climate and social justice organizing.

Click here for A Brief History of Direct Action

Join author Luke Hauser for a profusely illustrated 25-minute journey through our past. We’ll focus especially on organizing from 1980 to the present, with sections on the 1980s anti-nuke movement and 2011’s Occupy actions.

Originally created around 2000, the show has been updated with a revised text and many new images. Co-created by Groundwork and Reclaiming Quarterly.

So make a big bowl of popcorn, pull up your beanbag chair, and get ready for a journey through our history!

Photo by Janet Delaney

Dancing the Spiral: A Companion to the Writings of Starhawk

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Welcome to Reclaiming Quarterly’s latest project – a companion text to accompany Starhawk’s voluminous writings, featuring dozens of magical workings, ritual ideas, activist skills, pagan history, and more. The draft is now available for free download – print edition planned for 2021.

Dancing the Spiral – free download and more info.

Created in cooperation with Starhawk and Teen Earth Magic witchcamp, the goals are: (1) an exciting and challenging book for people working alone or with friends; (2) inspiration for folks to form a circle so they can do these workings with others; and (3) a fun book to flip through and get inspired!

The book also features pages of magical and activist resources – books, music, websites, free downloads, and more.This initial mock-up already contains much of the material, including the just-completed history essays.

We hope to complete and publish this book as a PDF and print edition sometime in 2021. Meanwhile, we’ll post drafts as they develop.

Dancing the Spiral – free download and more info.

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