What do you wish for?

Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Art of Tarot with Rabbit, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, Free Evening at the Schultz Museum, The Magic of Crystals, Intro to Tarot, World Oceans Day, Women’s Sacred Circle, Wendy Rule Concert, No Road to Ife this month, In Her Name Circle: Pele, Breakthrough film screening, Pagan Merry Meet, The Basics of Personal Magic and Spells, Everything Old Is New Again, Higher Vision, The Benefits of Beneficials, Alameda Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest, Stones and Images Cemetery Tour, Historic Toys and Games, Concert from the Court of Kangxi, Community Seed’s Open Circle, Bones Quigley, Spirit of the Garden, Loving the Spirited Child, Wake Up Laughing, Valhalla Renaissance Faire, Goddess Groove!, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Putting the Fun in Fundraiser, Introduction to Urban Beekeeping, Honey Tasting, Bees Explained at the Observation Hive, Live Oak Park Fair, Fairfax Festival, San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Circle of Wise Women, Butterfly and Bird Festival, Temple of Aphrodite, Shamanic Healing Clinic, Journey To The Faery Realm, Alchemy AUM Sound Healing Concert, Acknowledging Your Positive Past!, Tarot Salon, Recognizing Big Dreams, Magical Stones Workshop

Art of Tarot with Rabbit
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30-9:30PM,
and five more Wednesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18
(skipping July 4th for a Store Holiday)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class or $200 for all 6 classes

“Rabbit brings back one of her most popular classes, specifically designed to help you learn to tune in and trust your own intuition as a reader of tarot.

Sure, you can just look in the book at the traditional meaning of the cards, but in order to truly be a reader you must learn to listen carefully when they whisper their secrets in your mind. This class will get you OFF the book and help you turn ON your own personal intuition.

Rabbit's unique method will have you able to offer accurate readings after your very first class, as long as you are willing to dare to believe yourself and trust your inner voice. Practical exercises and demonstration readings take place in each class, so you have the opportunity to give and receive practice readings, trouble-shoot areas of insecurity, and begin to build your internal reference library of tarot symbolism.

This class fills up quickly, and space is limited, so please call 510-4449355 to reserve your spot today.”

Berkeley Festival and Exhibition
Wednesday-Sunday, June 6-10
various venues throughout Berkeley
see website for detailed schedule of events

“A Musical Mosaic

The course of western music has been profoundly shaped by encounters of interspersing peoples - artists, migrants, traders and adventurers - that have sparked astonishing creativity over the centuries.

The 2012 Berkeley Festival (June 3-10, 2012) celebrates the finest musical fruits of these great cultural cross-fertilizations.

The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition was conceived of and founded by Robert Cole, then Director of Cal Performances, and the late Joseph Spencer, proprietor of the Musical Offering and then SFEMS president. Over the years, the Festival has presented unique and amazing events: Mark Morris Dance Group’s interpretation of Rameau’s Platee; Le Carousel du Roi, featuring dressage horses and riders executing elaborate ballets from seventeenth-century France accompanied by shawms and sackbuts in their natural setting (outdoors); and the North American premiere of a longlost Mass by Alessandro Striggio for 40 and 60 voices.”

Free Evening at the Schultz Museum
Thursday, June 7, 5:00-8:00PM
The Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
for more information, please call 707-579-4452

“Ring in the summer with free admission and crafts facilitated by Isabelle Selby of Isabelle's Table.”  

The Magic of Crystals
with Rabbit
Thursday, June 7, 7:00-9:00PM,
and three more Thursdays, June 14, 21 and 28
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class or $125 for all 4 classes

“Join Rabbit as she opens up her personal stories and practices of working with crystals for protection, healing, intuitive development, prosperity, and personal development. As co-owner of The Sacred Well, her passion for crystals and ‘magic rocks’ started with childhood.

In each class she will teach different uses and practices for working with crystals, according to their own methods and personal experiences. Also, expect drop-in guest teachings from Sacred Well co-owner Barry!

June 7: Grounded and powerful: Stones for protection, personal authority, confidence, and power
Tourmalines, jaspers, agates, corundums, lingams, smoky quartz, jet  
June 14: Listen to your heart: Stones for love, healing, forgiveness, compassion, and relief
Rose quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rosophia stone, garnet, malachite, celestite, episocalcite  
June 21: Go the distance: Stones for action, creativity, prosperity, and strength
Quartz, carnelian, citrine, cerussite, dumortierite, calcite, fluorite, amber,
jade, coral  
June 28: Blast off: Stones for intuition, transcendence, enlightenment, and otherworldly experiences
Moldavite, fulgurite, azeztulite, danburite, nuumite, nebula stone, star hollandite    

We expect that these classes will fill up fast, and space is limited!
Don't miss out - call 510-444-9355 or stop in to reserve your space today!”

Intro to Tarot
Thursday, June 7, 7:30-9:00PM
Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 408-370-0333
Class $25, Deck $10

“M.W. Roman will teach you how to quickly access simple advice for our complicated world using his Magus Arts Tarot.

Class will include:
Basic Tarot History
Word Associations
Color Themes
Simple Spreads
Tarot Magic

Come and learn how to use these very special cards for yourself... gain meaningful insight and simple advice for this complicated world.  See first hand how the deck was created and learn from the artist himself how best to utilize this marvelous tool for self guidance and discovery.”

World Oceans Day
Friday, June 8
see website to find events in your area

“The concept for a World Ocean Day was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year.

Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day events worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, and businesses. Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

Together, we also developed and widely circulated a petition to the United Nations urging them to officially recognize World Oceans Day. With help from our Partner organizations, tens of thousands of people from all parts of the world signed online or paper copies of the petition. Congratulations to all for helping to make this happen!

Designation of World Oceans Day provides an important boost to those organizations and individuals who have been deeply committed to ocean conservation. Official UN designation is another important step toward improving the health of our world's ocean.

Now we need to capitalize on this fresh momentum! We hope you will be involved in planning or participating in a World Oceans Day celebration near you!

Please visit the rest of the World Oceans Day website to list your event, get celebration ideas, access the media and outreach kit, and more.”

Women’s Sacred Circle
with Soul Coach Lis-Lotte Mariscal
Friday, June 8, 10:00AM-12:30PM
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation: $25.  
Please RSVP to Lis-Lotte at 510-507-1907 or info@tuneupforyoursoul.com

“Let's gather in Sacred Circle over a Pot of Tea to talk about how Clutter Clearing - inner AND outer - truly can shift stagnant energies and create miracles in your life and relationships.

I am a certified Soul Coach and creator of sacred space. With my presence, playfulness, wisdom and love I gently and powerfully support Women to Step into the Light and dare to Trust, Live and Express their True Intuitive Wisdom Powers.  For the Healing of The Earth, Themselves and Their Relationships.

SHOW UP to gain a new sense of ‘Who You Truly Are’: YOU are SO MUCH MORE than your CLUTTER!

In this powerful ceremony you will Learn:
- How Clutter Clearing can have a profound effect on you and your life.
- How Inner Clutter is in the way of seeing yourself and others through loving eyes.
- Simple tips to get started - without being overwhelmed.
- To let go on a guided SOUL JOURNEY: Living Life Lightly.”

Wendy Rule
house concert at RavenHaven
Friday, June 8, arrive after 2:00PM, concert begins at 7:00PM
RavenHaven, 795 Helman Lane, Cotati, 707-792-9825
Tickets $20 at the door
Please RSVP to Oberon at  707-792-9825 or Oberon@mcn.org

“Concert at Oberon Zell's Raven Haven

Arrive any time after 2:00 PM for swimming and hanging out.
Concert begins at 7:00 PM.

Enjoy the luxurious RavenHaven swimming pool and hot tub (skinny-dipping;
bring your own towel), and thrill to the enchanting songs of Australian
visionary songstress Wendy Rule.

Wild, passionate, and empowering, Wendy weaves together music, mythology and
ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion.
Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds
of Fairy tales and Magic, Wendy's songs combine irresistible melodies with
rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty. With an extraordinary voice
that moves from soaring heights to intimate whispers, Wendy explores all
facets of the emotional world.

Wendy has released 6 major albums and numerous side projects and has toured
Australia and the US extensively and also performed in the UK and Europe.
2012 marks her 20th tour of the US. Fiercely independent, Wendy's unique
live performances and her beautifully atmospheric and richly emotive songs
continue to entice an ever-growing audience into her magical realm.

Her CDs will be available to purchase here, so bring extra money and take
her music home!

Some refreshments will be provided, but as this event will continue through
dinnertime, we'd like to request that guests who come early and stay for the
concert also contribute some potluck munchies and drinkies to the table. Of
course, it is also an option to dine beforehand and arrive at 7:00PM for the

The Road to Ife: Manifesting Goodness through the Teachings of Ifa
there will be no class in June, July and August.  The next class will be on Friday, September 14

In Her Name Circle: Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
with Joy Reichard
Friday, June 8, 7:00-8:30PM (and the second Friday of every month)
Ann Benner Room, UU San Mateo, 300 E Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 650-342-5946
$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The voice of the Divine Feminine is re-emerging in human consciousness, bringing us a new vision of the sacredness and unity of life.
Her mythology from diverse cultures around the globe illustrates her many representations and rich symbolism offering role models and guidance to modern women and men. Her message is one of peace, compassion, and respect for all life.
If you are seeking to learn more about the Divine Feminine, then please join us on the second Friday of each month as devotees of the Goddess gather to celebrate her many manifestations with ritual, movement, myth, song, divination and guided visualization. A $10-20 donation is appreciated.

Upcoming dates:
July 13 - Isis/Hathor, Mother Goddesses of Egypt
August 10 - Freja, Norse Goddess of Beauty and Love
September 14 - Shekhinah, The Feminine Face of God
October 12 - Tara, Tibetan Goddess and Bodhisattva
November 9 - Hecate, Queen of Witches or Wise Crone?
December 14 - Guadalupe, Mother of the People”

Breakthrough: Art, Analysis, and the Liberation of the Creative Spirit
film screening and discussion  
Friday, June 8, 7:00–9:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“This film captures the intimate experience of eight artists who have had psychoanalytic treatment, demonstrating the growth and freedom made possible by facing the pain that both psychoanalysis and creation bring into awareness. The artists presented in Breakthrough found themselves held back in their lives and work because of traumatic events and unresolved emotional issues from the past. The film shows how the combination of analytic therapy and creative work liberated them. Rather than dulling an artist’s creative edge, analysis facilitates personal growth and creative freedom. Produced by the Lucy Daniels Foundation.”

Pagan Merry Meet
Friday, June 8, 7:00-10:00PM
Cafe Flore, 2298 Market Street, San Francisco
for more information, please contact Vulcan at vulcan@pacbell.net

Event organizer Vulcan says:
“Brothers, Sisters, and Everyone in between,
Please join Coven of Avalon and the Pagan Ladies Auxilliary for a Pagan Merry Meet at
Cafe Flore Friday, June 8, 7:00-10:00PM.
Come see old friends, meet new ones and enjoy the company of our larger Pagan community at this free and casual social gathering.

All are welcome, please spread the word.

Blessings of the Strengthening Sun”

The Basics of Personal Magic and Spells
with Glenn Turner
Friday, June 8, 7:30-9:30PM
Ancient Ways, 4075 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 510-653-3244
$5-$10 sliding scale

“Need more money? We can focus on job and money spells. Need more love?  Then we can come up with love spells. Bring your questions.”

Everything Old Is New Again
an evening of dinner theatre
Friday-Saturday, June 8-9, Dinner at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
plays through July 14
The Belrose Theater, 1415 5th Avenue, San Rafael
$35 for dinner and show, $25 show only
Please call 415-454-6422 to make reservations 24 hours in advance

“The Belrose proudly presents: Everything Old Is New Again

Come to The Belrose Theater and enjoy your night with a 3 course dinner and a show of 20 different and unique acts.

Don't let this theatrical experience pass you by; call 415-454-6422 today to make your reservation, groups are easily accommodated.

Dinner Includes:
A wonderful Caesar Salad
Vegetarian (Artichoke) Lasagna
And we finish dinner off with a Delightful Strawberry and Cream Dessert.
Beer and Wine Bar, coffee, tea, and soft drinks available.

The Belrose is a non-profit California Corporation, and has been in its current location, a historical landmark, since 1962.

The Dinner Theater is Marin County’s original.  A vast assortment of quality productions have been produced over the years including: Oliver, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Lion in Winter, just to name a few.  Many original productions have been presented over the years as well.  It was also voted Best Live Theater by The Pacific Sun.”

Higher Vision
Community Activation and Awareness Gathering
Saturday, June 9
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa
see website for detailed schedule and registration information

“You are all invited to this summer's hottest new music event, Higher Vision, a one-day grassroots Community Activation and Awareness Gathering. The festival will treat guests to a unique experience and features a diverse selection of top touring artists. There will be sustainable and progressive vendors, gourmet and organic food, world-renowned speakers, and environmental awareness education in a fun, family-friendly setting at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, known for hosting quality music events.”

The Benefits of Beneficials and How to Reap Them
A Marin Master Gardener's workshop
Saturday, June 9, 9:00-10:00AM
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, 415-485-3328
$5 donation requested
For more information please contact Jessica Wasserman at jessnart@comcast.net
or Gail Mason agmbean@comcast.net

“Master Gardener Janet Duncan will discuss what is a beneficial creature, how do you attract them, and why does fostering them in your garden benefit both the garden and the gardener.

The talk will be followed by a tour of the new Beneficial Demonstration Garden, which features habitat plants as well as illustrating important physical elements that you can use in your own garden (whether edible or ornamental). Snacks will be provided. $5.00 donation requested. “

Alameda Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday, June 9, 9:00AM-1:00PM
Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, Westline and Otis Drive, Alameda

“Registration is from 9:00-11:00AM that morning at Robert Crown Beach
Viewing and judging of the masterpieces begin at noon
Awards presented at 1:00PM

Categories for Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture are:
Ages 12 and Under
Ages 13 and Over

Stones and Images Tour
of Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
Saturday, June 9, 10:00AM, 10:20AM, 10:40AM, 11:00AM
tours start at Franklin Gate, 1600 Franklin Avenue, Santa Rosa
For additional information, please call 707-543-3292

“Our knowledgeable docents will explain the significance of the symbols on many of the headstones and markers.

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery was established as the result of an accident. In November of 1854 a young father, who had arrived from Missouri only a matter of weeks before, drowned in a pond near the center of town. He was buried on land that was part of a Mexican grant given to one of the earliest settlers of Santa Rosa, Doña Maria Ignacia Lopez de Carrillo. Soon other families needed burial places, and the area became an unofficial cemetery. In 1867 the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Association was formed and burial plots in the 17-acre site were formally offered for sale.

Sales of plots continued through 1930, through records of these transactions have been lost. During this period of 70-plus years, parts of the land were sold off, and three separate but adjacent cemeteries were established: the Stanley, Moke, and Fulkerson Cemeteries. Today the four cemeteries combined are owned by the City of Santa Rosa and known collectively as Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. The only burials permitted today are those of descendants of families who held deeds to cemetery plots. The total number of burials is over 5200.

Neglect and vandalism took their toll on the cemetery through years of unclear ownership and sporadic maintenance. A Restoration Committee organized by dedicated volunteers in 1994 and operating under the aegis of the City of Recreation and Parks Department has made great strides in repairing damage, clearing overgrowth, and planning for permanent maintenance. In 1997, the City of Santa Rosa awarded Historical Landmark status to the Rural Cemetery.

Docent-led tours during the summer months acquaint visitors with the history of the town and the many town pioneers who are buried here. Lamplight Tours, conducted in September as fund-raising events, present dramatic vignettes from the lives of the famous and not-so-famous people buried in the Rural Cemetery.”

Historic Toys and Games
at McConaghy House
Saturday, June 9, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Historic McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Boulevard, San Lorenzo
Children $2, Adults $3

“Play old-fashioned lawn games with us outside in the gardens. You can win great prizes! In the end, make your own paper fortune teller game.”

Concert from the Court of Kangxi
with San Francisco Renaissance Voices
part of the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition of Early Music
Saturday, June 9, 2:00PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley

“We return to the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition of Early Music with this exciting performance, Concert from the Court of Kangxi including the debut of our Dance Early and Ancient troupe and guest artists Adam Cockerham, theorbo and Esther Lam, harpsichord featuring Charles D'Ambleville's (c1599-1637) Mass of the Beijing Jesuits performed using traditional Chinese music and instruments including dizi, erhu, ruan and yangqing and a special surprise to start the concert!  The theme of the Festival this year is cross-cultural influences in Early Music, and this concert celebrates the legendary court of the Chinese Emperor Kangxi, China's longest ruling royal with 61 years on  the throne and a reign that brought about long-term stability and relative wealth after years of war and chaos, and an unprecedented collaboration and interest in the West. He initiated the period known as the Prosperous Era of Kangxi and Qianlong, which lasted for generations after his own lifetime.”

Community Seed’s Open Circle
Saturday, June 9, 2:00PM (and the second Saturday of each month)
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz
$5-$10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

“We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Gather at 2pm, begin ritual at 2:30pm. The intention of this circle is to provide a regular meeting place for Earth-Spirit, Pagan worship in Santa Cruz. Newcomers are welcome! Let us meet together in sacred trust to create closer spiritual bonds of love and understanding within our community and within our tribes. There is only one love. Following ritual will be a simple feast, and the opening of circle. (No potluck except on occasion). After circle has been opened, we invite you to stay to socialize, and perhaps have some tea and snacks.

What to bring?
Yourself, your open heart and mind. We ask for a small sliding scale donation to cover the costs of the hall rental ($5-$10 dollars). No one will ever be turned away for lack of money.

This month, Willow Munger will lead our Monthly circle.  The theme of this Circle will be Welcoming The Energy Of Summer Into Our Lives."

Bones Quigley in concert
featuring Albert Robles

Saturday, June 9, 3:00-6:00PM
Blacksmith Square, 21-25 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore

Saturday, June 9, 7:30-10:30PM
Double Barrel, 2086 1st Street, Livermore


This band features Albert Robles, the gifted drummer who livens up many CAYA rituals!

Spirit of the Garden
a poetry workshop and a concert with Rose and the Nightingale
Saturday, June 9

Poetry Workshop for Youth ages 8-18, 2:00-4:00PM
$15 for one parent and one child

Concert 7:00PM

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco

“Rose and the Nightingale will teach nature writing in haiku form, encouraging students to creatively respond to the natural environment. Band members will use their voices and instruments, to transform the haikus into new songs, spontaneously composed. Highlights will be showcased at the evening performance, with an invitation to the workshop students to be involved. $15 include admission for one child and one parent; Ages 8-18; Parental supervision required for children ages 8-10.

The SF Conservatory of Flowers invites you to their inaugural summer concert, as New York City-based jazz quartet Rose and the Nightingale premiere Spirit of the Garden on the West Coast. The Spirit of the Garden blurs the boundaries of world music, folk and jazz improvisation. The performance integrates poetry about gardens and nature as lyrics, as inspiration for improvised interludes, and as thematic threads through the concert. Rose and the Nightingale is a powerhouse all-female quartet of virtuoso jazz improvisers and chamber musicians that celebrate the sublimity of gardens. Their live performances awe and uplift audiences with the power of the quartet's fiery rhythmic energy, sublime harmonies, and lyrical beauty. As a very special component of the event, Rose and the Nightingale collaborate with local SF poets Evan Karp and Silvi Alcivar, setting their new compositions about the Conservatory of Flowers to music, to be premiered at the event, with the poets.”

Loving the Spirited Child
with Betsy Rose
Saturday, June 9, 7:30-9:30PM
Athena Academy, 525 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-543-4560
Suggested donation $20

“An evening of music about raising and educating children in a wise, compassionate, and mindful manner.For parents, educators, and anyone who loves - or was - a spirited child. A benefit  for Athena Academy, the school for children gifted with Dyslexia.

The Athena Academy Benefit Evening will include songs and reflections on mindful presence, compassion, and the spiritual lessons of being with young children. You don't need to be an educator, or parent, to appreciate this program - is music for all of us - who have all been children, all been educated in some way and parented in some way - and our hearts are all touched by the possibilities of a more wise, skillful and loving approach to children's special needs -  and ALL children have special needs!. There will also be a short video and presentation about Athena Academy, which is the brainchild (heartchild?) of parent and visionary Carla Rayacich. She is active in the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, and I know her through the Spirit Rock Family Program.”

Wake Up Laughing
with Swami Beyondananda
Saturday, June 9, 7:30PM
Center for Spiritual Living, 1818 Felt Street, Santa Cruz
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

“Our mission at Wake Up Laughing is to promote awakening and laughter: Awakening to the evolutionary understanding that we are each and all cells in a new super-organism called Humanity, and laughing compassionately about the obstacles we humans have put in our own way.

We seek to move forward what we call an up-wising -  waking up and wising up to our true human potential, and engaging millions to participate in the greatest adventure in human history: Conscious evolution.

This evolution is not about the hit-or-miss unfoldings of a random universe, but rather the understanding of life as a spiritual, intentional process. It is a holistic and integrative view, and encompasses the beliefs of the traditionally religious, the spiritual but not religious, secular humanists and ethical atheists, and what our friend and co-heart Caroline Casey would call ‘the compassionate trickster.’

The comedy is intended to heal the heart and free the mind, to offer incisive insights into inconvenient truths (and convenient lies), and to do so through the eye of love.”

Valhalla Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10,
10:00AM-6:00PM Saturday, 10:00AM-5:00PM Sunday
Camp Richardson’s Wood, 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe
Adults $17, ages 13-17, seniors and military $12, ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free

“Get away from it all and lose yourself in the magic and merriment the Renaissance times.  Rub elbows with nobility, pirates, barbarian and beautiful ladies, This year's Valhalla Renaissance Faire will feature four stages of continuous entertainment, Action packed shows, Music, Dancing, jesters, 900 costumed actors, Shakespearian vignettes, expertly staged battles,  storytelling for children and adults, archery tournaments and much more. Shop over 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods. And to top it all off, a hard hitting joust.  This is a place to be!”

Goddess Groove!
Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10, Saturday 11:00AM-2:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM
Isis Oasis Sanctuary, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville
$25 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday, $5 for under 14 and Elders
for more information, please call 707-857-4747 or e-mail Info@isisoasis.org

“Goddess Groove Festival!
A Magical Journey to the Heart of the Goddess!

Saturday Is Fun Day!!!  Performances by Pamela Parker, Druid Sisters, Eostar, Cave Women And More!

Sunday is Sacred...  
with Celebrated Mysteries Of Isis author Detraci Regula, Priestess Linda Iles, Heather Salmon and Donny Regalmuto's Mystical Alchemy Sonic Journey and much more...

More performers throughout the weekend include... Snake Dancer and Priestess Le'Ema Graham, Isadora Duncan Dancer Lois Flood, Rain Graves poetry, Kalishakti Dance... and so much more!

We are raising funds for the Temple of Isis Animal Sanctuary renovations!  Additional donations most happily received!!

Live bands, Kirtan, Winged Dances, Poetry and Prose, Tarot, Chants, Circles around our Heritage Tree, Share around a fire on our Solar Disk Bench, Goddess Tales in the Red Tent, Create a Goddess Mural in our Gallery, Sculpt a Goddess Statue in our Permaculture Garden, Swim in our Cool Pool, Soak in the Hot Tub, Sweat in our Goddess Heqet Sauna, Talk to the Cockatoos, Dance with our Cranes, Play with an Isis Cat, Visit our Vivarium, Meander through our Ankh Labyrinth with intention to transform, Dance to our DJ in our Grand Theatre, Shop at booths featuring Art, Clothing, Delicious Foods to purchase (or bring your own food!)

This is a celebration of life and the culmination of the 80th birthday of Lady Loreon, founder of Isis Oasis Sanctuary. All funds will go towards the care of the animals at the Temple of Isis.”

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Saturdays-Sundays, June 9-10, events every weekend through July 1
see website for detailed schedule

“For the 34th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, The World United Through Dance, Festival Artistic Directors Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo have curated a thrilling line-up featuring 30 veteran Bay Area dance companies performing both ancient and contemporary dances, including ground breaking cross-cultural collaborations and encore performances of some favorite dance pieces from past seasons. The Festival, taking place June 2 through July 1, continues to bring dance to an ever widening audience throughout San Francisco as it opens at Fort Mason Center, moves to prominent San Francisco museums, and once again returns to Yerba Buena’s Novellus Theater for three exhilarating weekends.”

Putting the Fun in Fundraiser
Sunday, June 10, 2:00-6:00PM
Point Richmond, exact location to be announced
$20 suggested minimum donation
for more information, please call Steve Hurst at 510-932-6085

Amira, one of the divine staff at Outback Outlet (the clothing store/temple which has for many years blessed the Bay Area with those bumper stickers which say “Be Fearless - Choose Love!”), has been dealing with a severe health challenge, and now her colleagues are holding a fundraiser to help her through this difficult time.

Event organizer Jacquelyn Hayes says:
“I’m having a fun-filled event to raise funds for my dear friend Amira, who is dealing with a challenging life situation.  Please come out for the food and fun.  Live music, raffle prizes.”

Introduction to Urban Beekeeping
Sunday, June 10, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
$50, please pre-register at the link below
for more information, please call 510-643-2755 or e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“Interested in keeping bees but don't know where to start? Join local urban beekeeper Bryon Waibel of San Francisco’s Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper for an informative beekeeping basics workshop. In this introductory beekeeping course topics will include: bees and the law, basic bee biology, choosing and siting a hive, and maintaining a hive. Honey tasting included!”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

Honey Tasting
Sunday, June 10, 1:00-2:00PM
Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
$8, please pre-register at the link below
for more information, please call 510-643-2755 or e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“Join the Garden and local urban beekeeper Bryon Waibel of San Francisco’s Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper for an informal honey-tasting. Don’t miss this sweet opportunity! Registration required; $8, $5 members. This event does not include Garden admission.”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

Bees Explained at the Observation Hive
Sunday, June 10, 2:00-3:30PM
Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Free with Garden admission. Registration not required.
for more information, please call 510-643-2755 or e-mail garden@berkeley.edu

“Join the Garden and one of our experts as we reveal what's going on behind the door to our observation hive located inside the Tropical House. Find the queen and her court. Identify larvae, eggs and honey in the comb and understand the roles of bees.  ”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!

Live Oak Park Fair
Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

"A cornerstone of the vibrant North Berkeley art and crafts community, this weekend in the park showcases the creative endeavors of local and Western states artists and craftspeople. Huge trees, rolling lawns and Codornices Creek make this park a favorite destination."

Fairfax Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Bolinas Park, 78 Bolinas Road and Peri Park, 40 Park Road, Fairfax

It's an arts and crafts fair!  It's a day of entertainment!  It's parade!  it's an Eco-Fest!

San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 9-10, 12:00-10:00PM
Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Avenue, San Francisco

“The festival is two full days of music and dance workshops, concerts, dance parties, crafts, vendors, formal and informal music-making, and just plain fun for the whole family. All ages and musical interests are welcome. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to drop in and participate or just listen. And did we mention that admission is free?”

Circle of Wise Women: Interweaving Business Development and Community
a half-day retreat with Elinor Stutz
Sunday, June 10, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center, 820 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato, 415-884-2314
donations accepted
Please RSVP to 415-884-231 or anubhuti@bkwsu.org

“When we take the time to build community along with our business working for the greater good, more people benefit. In return, our results are far greater than if we were to work solely on our own behalf. We enjoy a community effort working to support one another and in essence our community becomes our sales staff recommending us to everyone they know. When this process is implemented, it becomes an easy transition online to reach millions. Your results are easier to come by and more powerful than ever. This is the definition of the Smooth Sale!
Guest Facilitator: Elinor Stutz, Founder and CEO of Smooth Sale, International Speaker, Author and Trainer

Elinor had one of those near-death experiences you read about but never happens to you. Her life flashed in front of her in the form of a report card. On the left hand side, she had very high marks, but the right hand side was startling for her - it was blank and entitled Community Service! She instantly recognized a need to begin giving back to communities at large. Elinor vowed, ‘If I were able to walk out of the hospital, I would begin doing just that.’ It was on that stretcher while waiting to be admitted, that she wrote her first business plan - to help others near and far understand how to take their natural talents and convert those into sales and grow business. Elinor's International Best-Selling book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results published by Sourcebooks was featured in TIME Magazine, translated into multiple languages and sells worldwide.

We invite all women to participate in Circle of Wise Women. We meet once every quarter with a different guest facilitator covering various spiritual themes.

Includes wholesome and delicious vegetarian lunch.

All workshops and retreats at Anubhuti are made possible by the generosity and contributions of the participants. Please check with our staff for details.”

13th Annual Butterfly and Bird Festival
Sunday, June 10, 10:00AM-3:30PM
Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont
for more information, please call 1-888-327-2757, option 3, ext. 3220

“Join us for the 13th Annual Butterfly and Bird Festival. The special event is dedicated to increasing the numbers and species of butterflies and birds in Bay Area landscapes. The festival offers a day of adventure and learning that allows you to get close to nature’s flying critters. Learn how to bring your backyard to life by creating wildlife friendly habitats! Enjoy garden tours, family hands-on activities, educational speakers, photo presentations and music.”

Temple of Aphrodite
Sunday, June 10, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the second Sunday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Priestess Rabbit, devotee of Aphrodite, invites you to the monthly Temple of Aphrodite ritual, featuring activities dedicated to the benevolent Lady of Love. Aphrodite's power is found in beauty, grace, forgiveness, compassion, sensuality, sexual chemistry, and moments of pure joy.

Theme for June 10:  Through the Lady's Eyes: seeing beauty everywhere!

Men and women of all backgrounds are invited to participate in these services to help them tap into the ever-flowing fountain of love within, and to connect that love with their personal practices, work, relationships, and activities in the world.”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, June 10, 3:00-5:00PM (and the second Sunday of every month)
in Santa Rosa - RSVP for exact location
To reserve your place, or for more information, call 707-570-0111
$20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

“Receive shamanic healing in a community setting
Feel the love and energy of the compassionate spirits
Socialize with shamanic healers and other participants
Experience non-dogmatic, non-religious, spirit based healing

We work in a community setting - everyone healing together.
We use drums and rattles to keep the beat of a trance state, plus bells and other sounds.
We bring you the healing of the compassionate spirits in whatever form that may take
We use appropriate touch, or the laying on of hands.
We remove negative energy and restore positive energy
We give people messages of hope and comfort from the spirits

All the clinic healers have studied shamanic healing with Stuart and Anne, and have developed deep relationships with the helping spirits.

Stuart Dole, PhD and Anne Hatfield both graduated from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ 3-year advanced training, where they studied directly with Michael Harner, author of Way of the Shaman, and Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and How to Heal Toxic Thoughts. They pursued further studies, learning shamanic methods from Tuva (Siberia), Tibet, Hawaii, Brazil, Africa, and the Celtic lands. They were also trained by Sandra Ingerman as shamanic teachers.

Anne has heard messages from the spirits from the time she was a child. She worked in the alternative health field for 25 years. Currently she is a yoga teacher and therapist, a massage therapist and a shamanic practitioner. Her passion is helping others explore those places where body and spirit meet.

Stuart was born into a decidedly atheist family and pursued a career in mathematics and science, earning his PhD in biophysics. But he developed an interest in spirituality, then lived in an ashram and practiced meditation devotedly for more than 30 years. He has subsequently pursued a wide array of methods for developing awareness, or enlightenment, and eventually found his way to shamanism. He is currently a meditation teacher and a shamanic bodyworker. He specializes in helping people become more present in their lives, through embodied awareness.”

Journey To The Faery Realm
with Storm Faerywolf
Sunday, June 10, 4:00-6:00PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Legends tell us of another race of beings that inhabit this world; sometimes small, sometimes giant, always powerful, these inter-dimensional beings hold the key for living in harmony with the land, and for accessing our own divine potential. Join us for an evening of ritual and trance as we journey into the Underworld to visit with the powerful inhabitants of the shining realm below and then return with messages and gifts to deepen our magical practices.

Storm Faerywolf is a practicing warlock and priest in the Feri tradition of witchcraft where he holds the Black Wand. He has studied various forms of magic and spiritual practice for almost 30 years and has taught classes for more than 20.”

Alchemy AUM Sound Healing Concert
Sunday, June 10, 4:00-6:00PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
$20in advance, $25 day of
To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

“Don't miss this offering of divine energy in music from East West favorites and bestsellers, Carnegie Hall didjeridoo artist Paradiso and singing bowl master alchemist Rasamayi! These concerts are doorways to multidimensional journeys, always accompanied by reports of transformative experiences and always selling out in advance. These twin flames embodied 2011's rapid acceleration and transformation in 3rd Eye Rising, which was one of 2011's top 20 world/ambient/New Age music CDs.”

Acknowledging Your Positive Past!
an Emotional Freedom Technique class
with Andrea Johnson, MA
Sunday, June 10, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Sunday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 per class

“Andrea Johnson, MA, is certified in Counseling Psychology and is a trained Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. She is thrilled to be bringing EFT to The Sacred Well as a fantastic tool for personal growth and healing that complements many different spiritual paths.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) balance the electro-magnetic, energy systems of the body for positive health results. Tapping over the energy meridians of the body release the energy blockages that create negative emotions. Negative emotions are the basis for limiting beliefs, body pains, and unnecessary stress and worry.

As we use our spiritual practices to heal us, EFT is a welcome addition in our "toolbox" for our healing practice.

June's class theme is: Acknowledging Your Positive Past!

What if there were small changes you could start today to begin real transformation? What if that small action and spiritual practice changed the direction of your life in ways you could never had imagined?  
What if it only took a few minutes a day?
Have you:
set a goal (maybe find more happiness in your life, find someone special or make more money)
developed a spiritual plan for 2012, and then promptly forgot it
you got busy, and forgot about your plans until now!

Experience renewed abundance and prosperity
Wake up excited about the possibilities of  each and every day
Experience the deeper connection  of committed personal and spiritual relationships
What if there was a faster, easier way to have what you deserve? Learn To Tap Your Way Towards Your Destiny and Personal Happiness Starting Now.“

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, June 12, 7:00-8:00PM (and the second Tuesday of each month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“Cards for this month:  The Star and the Ten of Cups

Maybe you have taken a class, perhaps tried to learn to read the Tarot from a book, or are just trying to piece it together on your own. Now you want to know how to really dive in to what specific cards are all about. This monthly discussion group is where you want to be.

Each month we will take two cards from the Tarot and spend time really getting to know them in a roundtable discussion where we can all learn, share insights and gain inspirations from one another. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!”

Recognizing Big Dreams
with Meredith Sabini
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00–9:00PM
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767

“Most indigenous cultures distinguished between ‘small’ dreams that pertain only to the dreamer and ‘big’ dreams that pertain to the life of the tribe. Joseph won his freedom by correctly interpreting the Pharoah's dream of seven fat and seven lean cows as prophetic of Egypt's coming years of plenty and of famine. C.G. Jung had prophetic dreams of WWI but initially mistook them to be "small" personal ones. You will hear these and other historic and contemporary examples of big dreams and learn guidelines for recognizing them when they occur. Big dreams you may have had are most welcome.”

Magical Stones Workshop
with Kay Pannell
Thursday, June 14, 7:00-10:00PM
Hobee's Restaurant, 4224 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Please RSVP on the The San Jose Pagan/Magick Meetup Group below

“We are in for a treat!  

Dinner and a workshop:
Kay Pannell, Gardnerian High Priestess and professional geologist, will be presenting her excellent workshop in the magical use of stones - both  crystals, and other mineral forms.  She has a level of expertise rarely seen even in stone work specialists.  Additionally, her depth of knowledge and her sense of humor make this workshop fun.  She has presented this workshop at PantheaCon, but has agreed to give us a private workshop.

Come and learn how stones work magically, which ones work best for different purposes, or why they don't work for you.  Cautionary information about the dangers of some stones will also be included.

Kay will be bringing some stones from her extensive collection, and will answer questions.  Please bring a contribution of a dollar or two for your handout if you want one.  We will also be treating Kay to dinner as our group's guest, as a thank-you;  so please bring an extra buck or two for that, if you can.

You might want to bring your notebook.

No one turned away for lack of funds!”

Have a Freeing, Beneficial, Fun Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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