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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Recognizing Big Dreams, Art of Tarot with Rabbit, Farm to Table, The Magic of Crystals, Magical Stones Workshop, An Interactive Evening with Ana Maria Sanchez, Emotional Creature, Women’s Sacred Circle, Drum Circle at The Mystic Dream, 13 Moon Introductory Series, Astrology: First and Second Saturn Returns, Everything Old Is New Again, Let Go and Fly, SCA West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tourney, Embraced By Love, Summer History Walk, Garage Sale, Beach Clean-Up, The Witch's Garden, Bruja, Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft, Storm Over Asia, The DulciMates, Stargazing All Night Long, Healing With The Spirits Of The Ancient Healers, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Pirate Festival, CAYA Sprouts at the Pirate Festival, SF Juneteenth Festival, San Francisco Crystal Fair, Marin Art Festival, Scottish Renaissance Faire, Spellwork Sundays with Grey, A Cup of Tea with Spirit, Yoni Puja, Juneteenth, South Bay Pagan Salon, Summer Solstice Sunset with Berkeley Morris, Ceremony For The Solstice Sunset, Solaris

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.”

Art of Tarot with Rabbit
Wednesday, June 13, 7:30-9:30PM,
and four more Wednesdays, June 20 and 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.”

Farm to Table
Farm Tour and Dinner benefitting the National Ag Science Center
Thursday, June 14, Tour 12:00-5:00PM, Dinner 5:30-8:30PM
Tour of various farms in the Modesto area, see website for details
Dinner at Four Seasons Farms, 1660 California Avenue, Modesto
Tour $20, Dinner $60
Please pre-register at the website below:

“Tour Detail:  Discover where your food comes from with an afternoon of tours at various Modesto Area Growers and Producers.

Dinner Details: Join us for the National Ag Science Center's first annual Farm to Table dinner.  Enjoy a multi-course dinner with local, farm fresh ingredients artistically prepared by the chefs at Greens Market.  Sip on local wines as you talk with featured farmers and vintners who will join you for dinner.  An evening in the gardens at Four Seasons Farms is the perfect setting to learn about some unique agricultural products grown and produced right here in Stanislaus County by those who have dedicated their lives to food and farming.

What is the National Ag Science Center?

Welcome to America’s only science center focusing on agriculture.
Rooted in one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, California’s renowned Central Valley, the National Ag Science Center will be the premier interactive, state-of-the-art facility highlighting the science and technology of agriculture through unique and modern exhibits created by a world-class team of designers.  To achieve our goal and ultimately build the National Ag Science Center, we have established a three phase approach:

Unveiling Ag in Motion - a mobile classroom which will tour middle schools providing students with memorable experiences in agricultural science to encourage future careers in agriculture. (June 2011)

Partner with an established science center to develop the first agricultural science exhibit which will visit science centers and children's museums throughout the United States. (Timing 2012-2013)

Construction of the nation's first science center focusing on agriculture. (Timing 2014)

The 65,000-square-foot National Ag Science Center building will be located on the campus of Modesto Junior College and will feature an introductory theater, retail store, dining facilities, meeting space and an 18,000-square-foot exhibit space.

Through each phase of the development process, visitors of all ages will be provided unique insight on the role of science and technology in the development and expansion of America's agricultural industry in providing a safe, consistent and abundant supply of food and fiber for the world’s consumers to enjoy - all while learning about sustainability, science, technology and careers in agriculture.”

The Magic of Crystals
with Rabbit
Thursday, June 14, 7:00-9:00PM,
and two more Thursdays, June 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!”

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!”

An Interactive Evening with Ana Maria Sanchez
Thursday, June 14, 7:30PM
Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 408-370-0333
Please call 408-370-0333 to sign up for this  class

“Come learn the 5 steps that will help you shift from an ‘I just can't do it’ attitude to a ‘Yes, I can overcome anything’ sense of well-being.  Ana Maria Sanchez will share the story of her transition from a severe state of depression and self-hatred to a boundless expression of optimism. This is an interactive evening that will help you turn those trying times into gifts of glory, great joy, and self-acceptance! Ana Maria is the best selling author of Girl From The Hood Gone Good: One Woman's Mission To Help Others Overcome A Pain-Filled Past.

This will be an incredibly interactive evening as we work on releasing those emotional triggers that keep us bound from having the lives we deserve. Using the Louise Hay techniques, Ana Maria will lead the class in attaining new tools to be able to let go of blame, pent up anger and embrace forgiveness of others and self. Louise Hay states that to release the past we must be willing to forgive. We need to choose to release the past and forgive everyone, ourselves included. We may not know how to forgive and we may not want to forgive but the very fact that we are willing to forgive begins the healing process. It is imperative for our own healing that we release those negative feelings. All dis-ease comes from a state of unforgiveness.

Are you ready to begin the process of letting go?  If so, then please come join Ana Maria. It will be an honor for her to guide you ever inward, creating a safe space for you to begin your journey to relinquish what no longer serves you.”

Emotional Creature
a new play by Eve Ensler
opens Thursday, June 14, 8:00PM, playing through July 15
see website for detailed schedule and ticket prices

“Berkeley Rep is proud to present the world premiere of a powerful new play from Tony Award-winner Eve Ensler. Staged by Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney and performed by a talented ensemble of young women, Emotional Creature is made up of original monologues - and irresistible songs - about and for girls. Placing their stories squarely center stage, it gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. Emotional Creature is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all. And it’s receiving its world premiere here at Berkeley Rep.

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs off Broadway and on London’s West End. Her experience performing that show inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Her other work includes plays such as The Good Body and Here, the memoir Insecure at Last and the novel I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which became a New York Times bestseller in 2010.”

Women’s Sacred Circle
with Soul Coach Lis-Lotte Mariscal
Friday, June 15, 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.”

Drum Circle at The Mystic Dream
Friday, June 15, 6:30-8:30PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“The drum circle is for everyone no matter skill level! Bring your drum and a good attitude! Our space is sacred, yet casual.”

13 Moon Introductory Series
Friday, June 15, 7:00-9:00PM (and the third Friday of every month)
Aphrodite’s Closet, 1201 Park Street, Alameda
Please call 510-521-3313 to pay and reserve your space

“Learn more about the 13 archetypes of the Divine Feminine and how to live and be seen as the Goddess you are! Go away with practical ways to connect with your authentic Divine self. This is a bite-sized taste of the 13 Moon Mystery School's journey into the Divine Feminine. Come add YOUR magic to the mix!”  

Astrology: First and Second Saturn Returns
with Margaret Cole
Friday, June 15, 7:30-9:30PM
Ancient Ways, 4075 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 510-653-3244
$5-$10 sliding scale

“The first Saturn return occurs between the ages of 28 and 30 years, with the second happening between 56 and 58 years. It is often a difficult time of readjustment to the new cycle.

Bring your horoscope or come early to have one made at Ancient Ways for $5.”

Everything Old Is New Again
an evening of dinner theatre
Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, 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.”

Let Go and Fly
Weekend Retreat for Young Adults
Friday-Sunday, June 15-17
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

“Are you hope driven, courageous, and spiritually progressive?
Are you ready to let go and fly?
Be the change you want to see in the world.

This retreat may be for you - if you are 18-35 or so. Let go of stress and connect with your inner strengths and values. Equip yourself with practical spiritual tools to experience silence in a non-silent and busy world. Each session in this retreat brings realization and moves me a step further in expressing my inner power and beauty so I may enjoy the beauty of where I am, and delighting in what I am becoming. Join us for a light and easy weekend at Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center.

Learn tools to empower your ability to respond effectively in high stake situations
Identify different levels of stress and rise above them to create a relaxed mind and body
Gain confidence in dealing with difficult relationships
Rediscover your inner voice and bring wisdom and strength into daily life

Padmapriya Mahendarkar, D.E.C.E., B.S. (Info. Science), MBA, Raja Yoga meditation since 2002. Her specialties are leading, managing, communicating, and coordinating. Priya joins us from the Los Angeles center, where she teaches and lives.

Gordan Lawrence, BS in Environmental Studies, sustainable design, green builder, environmentalist, Raja Yoga meditation since 1993.

Harsha Madatanapalli, B.Tech, M.S in Computer Engineering, IT Consultant for Business Intelligence projects, Raja Yoga meditation since 2005, and facilitator of retreats at Anubhuti including Inner Peace Inner Power and those for youth and men.

Vaishali Jogi, MComm in management, professional account manager 10 years, teacher of Raja Yoga meditation since 1999. Vaishali facilitates with the qualities of humor, dedication and thoughtful insight.

Includes 2-3 person shared accommodation with private bath, wholesome and delicious vegetarian meals, and snacks with tea/coffee breaks.

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

SCA West Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tourney
Friday-Sunday, June 15-17, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Ed Levin Park, 3100 Calaveras Road, Milpitas
$12.00 per person, $6.00 for children 13 to 17 years, 12 and under are free
$40.00 for families
for more information
For more information, please email aands@westkingdom.org

“Come take part in fantastic classes under the shade of beautiful trees and on cool grass. Want to teach a class or host a period encampment?. This year we are featuring period encampments, demos and interactive spaces throughout the weekend.”

Embraced By Love
a Retreat for Women
Friday-Monday, June 15-18
Earth Rise Retreat Center at IONS, 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma
see website for registration details

“Embraced By Love
A Retreat to Nourish and Celebrate Your Beautiful Feminine Spirit

When was the last time you gave yourself the gift of a retreat that is expressly designed to nourish and nurture your soul in a sacred, loving and feminine way?

Being embraced by a circle of sisters from a place of love and heartfelt acceptance
Being received into the center of a delicate rose - its petals gently caressing you into a felt sense of beauty
Being welcomed into the garden of Aphrodite's unconditional love
Joining with other soulful women in a place where you are deeply seen and invited to discover and offer your deepest gifts
Singing, laughing, dancing and celebrating with women from around the globe

We invite you to take time out of your busy life, unplug and immerse yourself in sacred beauty and soul nourishment. Come, refuel and renew yourself as we create a space for the Goddess in each of us to wake up and stretch out in the sun!

It's challenging in our everyday lives to truly walk the path of beauty and to feed ourselves regularly. So many other things compete for our attention and take priority.

Our three-day oasis in Aphrodite's Garden will give you the break you deserve - it's a special, sacred time for you to be adored, pampered, received and adorned as the beautiful woman that you are. Your senses will be re-awakened as you come alive to your fullness, and you will receive lavish, loving attention that can only happen in a sacred sister circle.

The retreat is co-led by Devaa Haley Mitchell and Elayne Doughty who have guided hundreds of women on awakening journeys. In their care, you will be filled up, nurtured and exalted by the Goddess of Love herself. And after four days, you will leave with a deep embodiment of living your life as love and an immersive experience of the Goddess of Love within you.

The Embraced by Love Retreat takes place during the Summer Solstice, when nature invites us to be in full bloom, to be radiant, to be fully opened to the love-light in our own being. What better way to nourish yourself than to be Embraced by Love this summer in beautiful California?”

Summer History Walk
Saturday, June 16th, 10:00AM
Meet at 22380 Foothill Boulevard, Hayward

“Prospect Hill

The City of Hayward is considering designating Prospect Hill as a historic district. Join Frank Goulart in exploring this beautiful Hayward neighborhood.
Bring water, sunscreen, and wear walking shoes.”

Garage Sale
Saturday, June 16, 10:00AM-5:00PM
3004 Wheeler Street, Berkeley

Ardys of Fellowship of the Spiral Path is having a garage sale:
“Having a garage sale at my place Saturday June 16, 10-5.  Purpose of a garage sale for me is to get rid of stuff plus have enough for pizza or tacos at the end, so things will not be terribly expensive.

The sales merchandise is constantly changing, as I dig things out of the basement etc.  Chiefly there is household stuff, but I do suspect that there are some witchy items.  The most important factor is that the prices will be QUITE reasonable.”

Beach Clean-Up
with Community Seed
Saturday, June 16, 12:00-3:00PM  (and the third Saturday of each month April-August)
Bonny Doon Beach, Bonny Doon Road at Highway 1, Santa Cruz
(see website for directions)

“We meet on the third Saturday, April - August from Noon to 3:00PM, and in September we meet at 9:00AM to Noon for Coastal Cleanup Day. Don't miss another opportunity to serve your community and your planet. (Not to mention socialize and have fun!) We'll provide the bags if you will do your part and help us fill them. Bring your drums, songs, chants and food to share. As the cleanups progress, we'll also post stats about what we've been picking up, so you can see the difference we make.

Bonny Doon Beach is known for its beautiful large cliffs and powerful tide. It is also a favorite nighttime gathering place for many people. Unfortunately, many of these visitors bring in cans, bottles and other trash. Wood pallets are often burned here leaving behind sharp nails in the sand, and broken bottles that get thrown into the fire.
I am very pleased to say that over the last several years, a visible difference has been made in the amount of trash that we find on the beach. I am sure that our further efforts will continue making a difference.

Please Bring:
Leather gloves if you have them.
We will supply bags for nails, glass, and trash.
Bring a picnic lunch, or snacks to share
Your own water supply
Be advised that there are NO POTTIES AVAILABLE.
Come prepared.”

The Witch's Garden
with Rabbit
please note special date and time
Saturday, June 16, 12:30-2:30PM, (and typically the second Sunday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 for any individual class

“The Witch's Garden is a 12-month series of classes for the budding herbalist. If you have been studying or practicing on your own, or if you are curious and seeking to deepen your knowledge of how to use herbs magically and for personal healing, this class is for you!

Theme for June 16: edible flowers, magical fruits and veggies

Each session is a fun, casual, interactive, hands-on lesson in one facet of practical and magical herbalism. As a general rule, please wear clothes that you can get dirty in as we play with the plants and make our potions!”

A reimagining of Euripides’ Medea
Saturday, June 16, 2:30PM
Laney College Theatre, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland

“Magic Theatre is offering a season of free performances in Oakland in conjunction with Laney College Theater Arts.  No tickets required, limited seating.  For more information, call Magic’s Box Office at 415-441-8822 or Awele Makeba, Community Producer at 510-601-0432.

A reimagining of Euripides’ Medea
by Luis Alfaro
directed by Loretta Greco
From the critically acclaimed writer of Oedipus el Rey comes a contemporary story so haunting and sensual, it explodes one of the ancient myths most firmly embedded in our culture. A sizzling look at a sorceress scorned.”

Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft
with Rabbit
Please note special date!
Saturday, June 16, 3:00-5:00PM, and six more Sundays (typically third Sundays)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
to register, call 510-444-9355

“Standing under the moon, staring up into infinity... how many times have I rooted here... dreaming... transfixed, gazing at the beauty of the heavens and contemplating the mysteries of the Universe? How many more moons will wax and wane above as I weave the web of my magical life below? Life is such a sacred journey! And this class is a journey into my personal philosophies and practices of witchcraft. The methods I share in this class come from my twenty years of experience in making magic that works for my own purposes, and for the good of the world.

This class is a year and a day training in witchcraft, employing my methods. Suitable for beginners on the path, but also satisfying for advanced practitioners who are curious about new perspectives and practices. Be prepared to laugh, to explore your own magic with affection and humor, to wield your power mindfully, and to open to the wonder and adventure of life as a witch.

June 16: Gods, goddesses, and mythologies.”

Storm Over Asia
film screening
Saturday, June 16, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700

“Storm over Asia (in Russian, Potomok Chingiskhana, "Heir to Genghis Khan") is a 1928 Soviet film directed by famous Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893-1953), written by well-known Osip Brik (1888-1945), Ivan Novokshonov (1895-1943) and starring Valéry Inkijinoff.Cinematography: Anatoli Golovnya.

This is an acknowledged classic of Soviet silent cinema. Filmed largely on location in Mongolia, the film has an authentic documentary feel of 1918, though the story is a stirring melodrama, about a young fur trapper who is mistreated by the occupying forces in the civil war and becomes a leader of the partisans. He is captured by the British when they try to requisition cattle from the herdsmen at the same time as the commandant meets with a reincarnated Grand Lama. After the trapper is shot, the army discovers an amulet that suggests he is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. Pudovkin enjoys caricaturing the foreign (British) troops and the medieval rituals of a Buddhist temple, but it's out on the steppes that he really comes into his own, with panoramic shots of the vast landscapes.
The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.”

The DulciMates
in concert
Saturday, June 16, 6:00-8:30PM
Hippie Gypsy Cafe, 1797-A Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
no entrance fee - tipping and cafe patronage encouraged!

“The DulciMates, aka Deborah J. Hamouris and Buffalo, play two sets in their Dulcimers Without Borders style. Traditional and contemporary folk, with a smattering of Swing tunes and originals. A terrific opportunity for students to hear and see dulcimers in concert (there's not enough of that around here).”

Stargazing All Night Long: Sunset thru Sunrise
with Stargazer Li
Saturday, June 16, 7:00PM-7:00AM the following morning
RSVP to info@stargazerli.com for exact location in Sebastopol
$180, adults only
see website for registration details

“Come learn nearly the entire starry sky in one night!

We'll gather before sunset to learn the horizon calendar, then throughout the night in a field under the stars, guided by the visible beam of a green laser, you'll see and learn the movements and constellations, including of most of the zodiac and the lunar mansions, many of the planets, folklore from different times and cultures, and the polynesian horizon navigation compass, all the while seeing directly the story that's unfolding at this time, dosing with planetary essence elixirs, and dancing deeply with the cosmos...

This night will change your relationship with the starry night sky forever!
This evening is especially for those who have experienced a night under the sky with Stargazer Li before, so we can go even deeper into connection with the cosmos, but it is open to first time stargazers who want an immersion experience!

We'll be gathering in a field outside Sebastopol.
There will be an optional potluck before we begin the evening, and making of breakfast together the next morning.
You can stay over on Sunday to sleep before heading out by late afternoon if you'd like.
Directions will be emailed to registered participants.
$180 person  
$120 person  (low income)
If the night gets clouded out, in all or part, there will be a pro-rated refund.
This is event is for adults only, no kids this time.
Limited space is available, so register soon! This is going to be an epic night!!”

Healing With The Spirits Of The Ancient Healers
A Medicine Song Event For Women
(Men’s event coming up June 24)
with  Karen Glenn
Saturday, June 16, 7:30-9:30PM
The Enlightened Mind, 409 E Campbell Avenue, Suite 220, Campbell
Please call 408-370-0333 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited.

“Started from a single, yet powerful women's event, this new monthly women's gathering will fill your heart and soul. Understanding that women want and need a deep level of healing and support that will take them through the evening and into the next event, the Medicine Song Healers (Medicine Men, Medicine Women, and Shamans) that Karen Glenn channels have lovingly chosen to honor the requests of the women who attended the first women's Medicine Song event and to create a monthly gathering where the women can come connect, experience, and heal.

These monthly gatherings will focus on the needs of the women who attend the event. The Medicine Song Healers will choose songs and tones that will settle and prepare everyone for the healings, connect them to their higher selves, and help to release the pain, trauma, and other blocks held by the individual women, as well as, the women as a group.  Since each song is specifically designed to work for the individual it will be sung for, and for the energy and needs of the group as well, no two events will be alike.

Come sit with the spirits of the ancient Medicine Men, Medicine Women, and Shamans as they sing their divine healing songs for you.”  

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Saturdays-Sundays, June 16-17, 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.”

Pirate Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Vallejo Waterfront, next to Vallejo Ferry Terminal, 289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo

"The Northern California Pirate Festival has one goal:
To create an entertaining event where everyone who loves pirates will have a great time and feel welcome!

Whether you love nautical music, swordfighting, sailing, cannon-battles, theater, maritime crafts, food and drink, or just shopping fer' pirate booty... there's something here for YOU!

Fun For ALL AGES: Children, Adults, Teens and  Whole Families!

We encourage coming out in costume... whether you dress as an historical era pirate from the Golden Age of Sail or a bejeweled Mardi-Gras Krewmate from New Orleans... whether your taste runs towards Hollywood Swashbucklers or Foreign Buccaneers from international waters! Dress up and share in the experience...

You certainly don't need to come out in costume, but when you leave you're sure to feel like a pirate!

Sail out to the PirateFest and join us for a great time!"

Mermaids and Mardis Gras
CAYA Sprouts at the Pirate Festival!
Sunday, June 17, 12:00PM

Lady Heaven says:
“We will be celebrating the height of Summer at the Pirate Fest! Please RSVP to hvnwalker@yahoo.com if you plan to attend so we can arrange a meetup place.  Hope to see you there!”

SF Juneteenth Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17
see website for detailed schedule of events and locations

“This year’s festival takes place on June 16th and 17th on the Fillmore. We have lots of community events and something for everybody. We will have live entertainment, movie screenings (brought by the San Francisco Black Film Festival), events for children and seniors, and a great place to bring the family. Please check back for a list of events for the Juneteenth weekend... The biggest Juneteenth on the West Coast!”

San Francisco Crystal Fair
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Fort Mason Conference Center, Building A, 99 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
$6.00 for both days (children under 12 free accompanied by adult)
You can get a flyer/coupon at The Sacred Well for $1 off admission

“The Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place 6 times a year in 2 different locations. With over 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices.”

Marin Art Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 10:00AM-6:00PM
The Lagoon, Marin Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael
$10 adults, under 14 free

“Over 250 fine artists in a spectacular setting by the Lagoon in the Marin Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, fifteen minutes North of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Festival foods range from Louisiana gumbo and crawfish, Greek salads, South Western chicken breast sandwiches, fresh crabcake, grilled oysters, and French pastries.

Stroll through spacious pavilions.
View works by and visit with the 2011 Marin Master.
Enjoy the delights of the Great Marin Oyster Feast.
Meet with the artists and talk about their work.
Check out our Dance Showcase: Hula to Hip Hop.
Enjoy sit down dining with a team of student waiters.
Sample fine wines and brews.”

Scottish Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville
See website for ticket prices - discounts available for ordering in advance, two-day tickets available

"Explore the History, Myth, and Legend of 16th century Scotland!  
Enjoy the Excitement and Competition of the Highland Games!

Entertainment - Music - Arts - Crafts - Activities - Games - Magicians - Faeries - Food - Beverages - Ale

Something for the whole family !"

Spellwork Sunday with Grey
Sunday, June 17, 3:00-5:00PM, and one Sunday each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class

“Oomph, wooga, woo-woo, mojo - whatever you call it. Want to add a little to your spells? Join Grey on irregular Sundays to try out a new method or a new perspective on magic. No experience necessary; just come with an open mind and leave with a spell we make and charge together.

This Month: Magic and Meditation
‘Meditation? Oh I just can't do that!’ If you have ever had this thought, then join us for this workshop. Grey will start by discussing a little bit of what mediation is, what it isn't, and some of the myths and stories that have gathered around this ancient practice.
He will then share several techniques to help you get into your magical mindset for everyday sacred practice, or to help when you need that extra focus before that major spell!
Come in comfortable clothing and let's share a few moments of peace and calm together!”

A Cup of Tea with Spirit
with OwlSnake
Sunday, June 17, 4:00-5:00PM, and the third Sunday of every month
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
suggested donation $5-$10

“Esoterica Shamanic Center invites you to join OwlSnake (Medicine Woman/Shaman Lineage) for...

A Cup of Tea with Spirit

We will sip tea,  and eat tasty treats as we connect and receive messages from Spirit and the Ancestors to guide us in our daily lives. We will Journey, Chant and Listen within, and be Inspired. A relaxing afternoon gift to yourself and others.

Who is OwlSnake?

Born into a long lineage of Medicine Men/Women, Spiritual Healers, Seers, and Shamans, on both her maternal and paternal ancestral lines, she was first called to this sacred path at the age of 4 years old from her Great Aunt. She was chosen to continue the family tradition of Spiritual Medicine work, some would call Shamanism. Through the years she would experience many of life's challenges and growth opportunities that have allowed her to learn and experience firsthand some of the greatest issues that plague this world today. From those experiences, along with her direct connection with Great Spirit, Guides, Angels, and Ancestors, OwlSnake has awakened into being a compassionate healer that is willing to be used as a ‘Hollow Bone’ for Spirit to assist all those that seek healing and inspiration on their journey.”

Yoni Puja
Sunday, June 17, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Cultural Integration Fellowship, 2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco
RSVP to 415-505-6840 or info@sharanya.org

“Be with us in a devotional and celebratory festival dedicated to Mahadevi, Great Goddess, and Her most powerful manifestations through the Ten Great Insights, the Most Transparent Revelations of Consciousness, during the auspicious time of abundance in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth.. .the time when Devi, Goddess, bleeds.

Often, the connection between the power of women's blood and the paradoxical mystery of the Goddess is most fully recognized in the Crone or Dark Goddess aspect of the Divine because She is the doorway between the worlds of life and death. It is the raudra devis (fierce goddesses) who, in India, are said to menstruate. In temples dedicated to these intense emanations of śākti (the feminine force), one finds the rites and rituals of the goddess' ritu, or menstrual blood.

At SHARANYA, we hold this space for Her and for all beings seeking peace, healing, truth and wholeness. During this time, we recognize the power of Her most holy festival of Ambuvaci - the three days the goddess menstruates (beginning on the new moon usually following Summer Solstice) - when the forces of life and death co-join at the temple of Kamakhya in northeastern India, birthplace of Tantra and a heartland today of goddess worship.

We also hold space during our ceremony for the energies of the Summer Solstice and the beauty expressed through Lingam Puja. Join to enter consciously into a sacred dance. Join us this year as we honor fathers, fatherhood, and the masculine birthed from out of pathology into a strong embrace...into a hieros unios, a sacred integral union.

We invite you to our Yoni Puja in anticipation of the unfolding Mystery! Come share your prayers and devotions with us!

In our Yoni Puja, we recognize that Her potency is so wild and intense, so sweet and sublime, that whether seen as fierce or mild She is a force offering both comfort and strength...even in our moments of silence and despair. We invite you to be with us. Open in the safe space of our temple to the paradox held in the quiet and the song in order to receive her lessons, as well as Her blessings, during this most auspicious time.”

Tuesday, June 19
see website to find events in your area

“Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.”

South Bay Pagan Salon
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30PM (and the first and third Tuesday of every month)
Cafe at Books Inc, 301 Castro Street, Mountain View
for more information, contact Jason Mankey at panmankey@gmail.com

Jason says:
“We'd like to formally invite you to join us the first and third Tuesdays of every month for the South Bay Pagan Salon. The SBPS is a discussion and networking group, dedicated to talking about "Pagan Things" and networking in the Bay Area. Generally we'll start each meeting with a specific topic to get the discussion rolling along, but after we get started it'll be rather open ended with the participants dictating where the discussion will go.

We hope you'll join us.

No donations required, heck, if you show up I just might buy you a cup of coffee.

If you've got questions, I might have answers. Email me (Jason) at panmankey@gmail.com

Summer Solstice Sunset
with Berkeley Morris
Wednesday, June 20, 7:00PM
Sutro Heights Park, 48th Avenue and Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco

“Join us as we wind up our regular performance season by dancing the sun down over the Pacific. We typically time our dancing to coincide with sunset, and will begin dancing by 7:00PM. You may wish to plan to arrive a little before in order to find parking and make your way to the top of the hill. It's often windy, so dress warmly.”

Ceremony For The Solstice Sunset
with Iya Mahea of The Sacred Forest
Wednesday, June 20, 8:00PM
Bay Area outdoor location - exact location will be given upon RSVP
No fee, and all are welcome
Please RSVP to iyamahea@thesacredforest.org

“Gather as community to bear witness the ending of the longest day of the year through prayer songs and sacred movement.

The Sacred Forest is dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and understanding of indigenous spiritual practices, particularly those of Ifa, an African Spiritual Tradition. Our goals are to provide opportunities for African based spiritual healing and peacemaking, to facilitate the strengthening of the family and community through the African village model, and to develop a multi-ethnic community involved in the perpetuation of pan-African spirituality and performance arts. We ultimately seek to provide facilities for prayer, meditation, education and fellowship.”

Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24
Earth Matters Retreat Center, 11629 Love Creek Road, Ben Lomond

“Hello Nature Lovers. Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 21st-24th and get the days off work now: Solaris is back for another long, leisurely weekend of Spiritual Renewal.

This year we’re experimenting with having two-track of playshops at times. A more meditative track and a more energetic one.

The theme of Solaris is: Sharing Our Knowledge and Power.

See the website for a detailed schedule of playshops and other activities.

Have an Emotionally Embraced Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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