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, July 17, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Art of Tarot with Rabbit, Concert in the Redwood Grove, New Moon Gathering, Marat/Sade, Drum Circle at The Mystic Dream, When Dreams Bring Meaning, Tension and Harmony in Iron, A Starry Evening Under the Night Sky, Fabulosa Fest, RASANBLE! Haitian Arts and Culture Festival, Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival, Make Your Own Magic Cauldron, Rivertown Revival, Beach Clean-Up, Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft, The Legend of the Suram Fortress, Fire and Light Soiree and Art Auction, Renegade Craft Fair, Time Travel Weekends, Gyudmed Monks: Art of Compassion Tour 2012, Befriending the Imagination, Ecstatic Healing, VortexHealing Energy Healing Salon, Tea and Tarot, Spellwork Sundays with Iris, Mutiny on the Bounty, Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
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Art of Tarot with Rabbit
Wednesday, July 18, 7:30-9:30PM - final week
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class  
http://www.sacredwell.com/classes-events

“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.”
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Concert in the Redwood Grove
featuring Chuckybaby and The Biscuits
Thursday, July 19, 5:30-7:30PM (and every Thursday through August 30)
“Doors” open at 5:00PM.  
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley
Adults $15, Youth $5, under 5 Free
Please register online at the website below
for more information, e-mail garden@berkeley.edu
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/whatsnew/redwoodGroveConcerts/index.shtml

“Join us this summer for a series of concerts in our beautiful Redwood Grove!

Kid show, family sing-along

Chuckybaby and the Biscuits is a band of local nursery school teachers. Previously playing as Aaron Calvert and Friends, this is the third year in a row they have performed at the Redwood Grove. The band performs beloved and irreverent children’s songs. Bring the family, a picnic, and be ready for fun, giggles and great music!

Ticket includes admission to the Garden before 5:00PM. BYO picnic and drinks welcome.”

Thanks to Pixie for letting me know about this event!
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New Moon Gathering
with Elana Robyn of the 13 Moon  Mystery School
Thursday, July 19, 7:30PM
Yurt Temple in Berkeley
RSVP to elanarobyn@gmail.com for exact location
http://13moonmysteryschool.org/events.html

“New Moon Gathering
An evening of ceremony, rejuvenation and celebration!

What SEED within you is craving to awaken?”
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Marat/Sade
presented by The Thrillpeddlers
Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22, Thursday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 1:30PM and 7:00PM
plays through July 29, see website for detailed schedule and ticket prices
Brava Theater, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
http://thrillpeddlers.com
http://www.brava.org
http://marchuestispresents.com/upcoming
http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/4167

“On July 13, 1793, Jean-Paul Marat was brutally stabbed in his bathtub by French counter-revolutionary Charlotte Corday. On July 13, 2012 - 219 years later (to the day) - Marc Huestis presents Thrillpeddlers production of Marat/Sade, the Tony Award-winning theatrical classic by Peter Weiss.

Marat/Sade asks the age-old question whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. This production brings to the stage a rousing group of collaborators - SF impressario Marc Huestis (producer), the Bay Area’s vibrant theatrical troupe Thrillpeddlers (2011 recipient of six Bay Area Theatre Critics Awards and voted Best Underground Theater Company by 7 x 7 Magazine) featuring the talents of Russell Blackwood (director) and Scrumbly Koldewyn (musical director) and costume designs by award winner Beaver Bauer (Tales Of The
City, Teatro Zinzanni).“
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Drum Circle at The Mystic Dream
Friday, July 20, 6:30-8:30PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
Free
http://www.themysticdream.com

“The drum circle is for everyone no matter skill level! Bring your drum and a good attitude! Our space is sacred, yet casual.”
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When Dreams Bring Meaning
with Meredith Sabini
Friday July 20, 7:00-9:00PM,
and one more session August, exact date to be announced
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
$20 per session
http://www.dream-institute.org/calendar.html#meaning

“Each life seems to include a measure of grief, illness, or unexpected loss. Our challenge is coming to terms with this suffering, so we do not become its victim, or settle for paltry explanations. Dreams can be a source of insight into the deeper meanings of major and minor suffering. This sacred dimension of dreaming has been recognized and called upon in numerous cultures throughout history, and is available to us today as well. This program will offer moving vignettes of dreams that have shed new light on individual and collective suffering, so that it can be carried with grace and equanimity. The first meeting provides an overview of the topic; subsequent meetings offer the space for participants to share and explore meaningful dream experiences and, if there is interest, to do dream-based meditation.”
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Tension and Harmony in Iron
and art exhibition by Monica Coyne, Artist Blacksmith
opening reception Friday, July 20, 7:00-9:00PM
exhibition continues through September 4
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden, 1223 Park Street, Alameda, 510-865-2385
http://www.juliestea.com
http://monicacoyne.com

“We live in a world of connections. Physical connections are fabricated by people or machines to join things together. Natural connections hold the apple to the tree or your hand to your wrist. Emotional connections join us to each other.

This work is my representation of these connections. When I begin a design I focus on the places where the pieces will join together. Tension and harmony equal balance and they also make a joint. Heating the metal to 2000 degrees, I form the pieces to shape a bond that though often complex portrays simplicity. I try to make each segment of a piece have its own inherent beauty and often the organic joint is pulled literally from the segment itself.”
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A Starry Evening Under the Night Sky
with Stargazer Li
Friday, July 20, 9:00-11:00PM
RSVP to info@stargazerli.com for exact location in Sebastopol
Adults $20, Children $5
see website for registration details
http://www.stargazerli.com/happenings/136-a-starry-evening-under-the-night-sky

“Come join us for an evening out in a field under the stars, guided by a green laser wand, learning to find your way around the night sky and the names of the stars and constellations, while hearing folklore from many different times and cultures. We’ll see Mars and Saturn, the Scorpio, the Dragon, the Summer Triangle, and the Milky Way, and so much more...
Limited space is available, only room for 20 cars, so register soon!”
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Fabulosa Fest
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22
Walker Creek Ranch Retreat and Conference Center, 1700 Marshall Petaluma Road, Petaluma
Registration due by July 15 - see website for registration details
http://fabulosafest.com

“Fabulosa 2012 is July 20-22 at Walker Creek Ranch - an amazing women-centered camping, music, fundraiser, swimming, community building experience on a ranch!

Fabulosa Fest is a non-profit fundraiser on a beautiful 1700 acre ranch, just 45 miles North of San Francisco.  Attendees have the time of their lives swimming, canoeing, hiking, attending yoga and other classes and workshops, shopping in the craft market, jamming around the campfire and dancing in the barn.  Health practitioners offer massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic services.

Fabulosa Fest is an inclusive retreat for women, their families and friends of all ages and genders. Our collective distributes all proceeds to LGBTQ charities that serve youth in Northern California.

Options for lodging include camping, bunkhouses, and private rooms in a range of prices. Meals are provided by the Walker Creek kitchen, stocked by the Walker Creek organic garden, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.  Single Day Passes are also available - they include entrance to the main stage performances, the film fest, classes, health and healing fair and use of the property for the day (swimming, canoeing, hiking) but do not include entrance to the the campfire jam or the Boogie Barn dance party.  Meals are optional with day passes but it becomes cheaper to buy a weekend pass if you plan to purchase meals.

Join us for an unforgettable time!”
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RASANBLE! Haitian Arts and Culture Festival
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22
The Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland
see website for detailed schedule and prices
http://www.raratoulimen.com/rasanble-haitian-arts--culture-festival.html
http://humanisthall.net/wp

“The word Rasanble, in Haitian Kreyol, means ‘to gather’ or ‘to assemble.’ Our goal is to gather dancers, musicians, community leaders, scholars, activists, dance and music educators, linguists, cultural and food enthusiasts and supporters of Haiti to CELEBRATE make VISIBLE and INFORM participants of the rich cultural traditions that are the foundation of Haitian culture.

The Festival will provide a live forum over the course of multiple days that will allow for conversations, inquiries, technique analysis, and in depth interactions with traditional artists from Haiti.

Rara Tou Limen would like to extend a personal invitation to you, requesting your presence at RASANBLE! We look forward to collectively celebrating the richness and vibrancy of Haitian art, music, dance and culture with you!”
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Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
with Festival Theatre Ensemble
Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, 8:00PM, playing through August 11
Oak Meadow Park, 220 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos
$22 Adults, $15 Seniors/Youth
http://www.festivaltheatreensemble.org
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/1758

“Fridays - Two Gentlemen of Verona
Boy meets girl, boy meets another girl, boy thinks he can get away with it.  In this delicious comedy, Shakespeare explores love Italian style.  FTE sets this tale of love in the Swingin' 60s. Lounge music, Italian suits, and mini-skirts included.

Saturdays - The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Festival Theatre Ensemble takes great pride in bringing this powerful story of love, hate, loyalty and blood to our audiences, continuing our tradition of breathtaking swordplay and unforgettable performances.

Sundays - Alice in Wonderland
Can Alice keep her head through jousting knights, dueling twins, a monster in the forest and a mad, mad tea party?   Join us for this fast-paced romp through Wonderland that will excite young and old alike.

Produced by Festival Theatre Ensemble (FTE), the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival has played to sold-out audiences since 2002. FTE, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bruce W. De Les Dernier, began touring classical theatre across northern California in 1994.

We invite you to join us as we play in the park after dark!”
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Make Your Own Magic Cauldron
at the Gourdess Workshop
with Kerani Marie
Saturday, July 21, 9:00AM-7:00PM
Shakti Temple, 11270 Sun Valley Drive, Oakland
$150, space limited to ten women
for more information, contact Kerani Marie at 510-562-6533
http://keranimarie.com/kerani/cauldron

“This workshop is designed for women who have wild ideas and dreams to BIRTH

Cauldrons hold the energy for you to:
Evoke your inner magic and create potions to Enliven your Life
Re-birth your passion and Feel More Alive and Vibrant
Discover your personal power symbol and express your inner wisdom
Re-Awaken the Divine Feminine Mysteries of the Priestess to live fully connected to your heart and soul
Each Gourd inspires her own creative juices revealing your essence and spirit.

The workshop includes:
A Gourd of your choice
Art supplies
Equipment and tools
Opening and closing ritual
Support in creating your Cauldron

We will have a potluck and share our abundance with each other. (healthy nourishing foods are preferred)

The Shakti Temple is located on an acre of land adjacent to the forest of Chabot Regional Park.
Mother nature is there in her full glory to serve the process of revealing the possibilities of creation.

Kerani Marie would love for you to join her and other luscious women who want to have more magic and passion in their lives.  Kerani Marie is a wisdom teacher who walks the earth cultivating the seeds of creativity and creating alchemy while standing in the fire of transformation.  As a world traveler and lifetime student of the mystery of life, Kerani Marie has received teachings and practices while participating in Eastern, Native American , Jungian and Shamanic traditions. Her passion is to inspire your authentic expression as you awaken to your soulfulness.  In the creative process of ritual and ceremony she skillfully serves you in opening and connecting  to your hearts infinite capacity to love more and your wild and free nature.

Pre-Workshop Gathering
Friday, July 20 at 7:00PM
Complimentary
Explore the alchemy of making your own Cauldron.
Everyone is welcome even if you have not signed up for the workshop.”
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Rivertown Revival
Saturday, July 21, 11:30AM-7:00PM
Steamer Landing Park, 6 Copeland Street, Petaluma
Free
http://rivertownrevival.com

“Like you, we love Sonoma County and all of the bounty that it has to offer. For this reason, and many more, we’ve celebrating the 3rd year of this local, arts-based, community festival that highlights the Petaluma River and all of the amazing artists who call our county home.   The event includes an art boat race and parade, floating art barges and an all-day festival, which includes local music, art, food and drink and over 40 fabulous local vendors. The Rivertown Revival is sure to be 2012′s most unique and creative summer festival!”
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Beach Clean-Up
with Community Seed
Saturday, July 21, 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)
http://www.communityseed.org/CS_-_Events/Beach_Clean-up/beach_clean-up.html

“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.”
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Way of the Rabbit Witchcraft
with Rabbit
Saturday, July 21, 3:00-5:00PM - please note special date!
and five more Sundays (typically third Sundays)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
to register, call 510-444-9355
http://www.sacredwell.com/classes-events

“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.

July 21: Divination, Meditation, and Trance”
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The Legend of the Suram Fortress
film screening
Saturday, July 21, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700
http://www.silkroadhouse.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Suram_Fortress

“The Legend of the Suram Fortress is a 1984 film directed by Sergei Parajanov, his first film after 15 years of censorship in the Soviet Union. Co-directed by Dodo Abashidze. A Georgia-Film Studio Production. The 2007 DVD by Kino International.

The story is a retelling of a Georgian folk ballad brought into literature by Daniel Chonkadze (1830-1860). Durmishkhan (Zurab Kipshidze) is a serf freed by his master. Now, he has to buy the freedom of his lover Vardo to marry her. He leaves his land and encounters a merchant Osman Agha (Dodo Abashidze) who tells his story. After he had lost his mother due to his master's cruelty, he killed his master, fled, and embraced Islam to avoid persecution.

Durmishkhan now starts to work for Osman Agha and marries another woman, who gives birth to a boy named Zurab. Meanwhile Vardo becomes a fortune teller. Osman Agha leaves his trade to Durmishkhan and converts to Christianity. Zurab (Levan Uchaneishvili) grows up and starts to work with his father. Georgia comes under the threat of Muslim invaders and the king gives orders to bolster all fortresses in the country. However, Suram Fortress  continues to crumble. King's men come to the old Vardo-the-fortune-teller (played by Sofiko Chiaureli, a favorite actress of Paradjanov) to have her solve the mystery of Suram Fortress. Vardo tells the old prophecy that a blue-eyed young man of the country must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. Zurab sacrifices himself to save his country and its Christian faith. Filled with vivid imagery of unforgettable beauty, this movie is a highly artistic ode to the Georgian warriors throughout the ages who died for their country.

Original music by Dzhansug Kakhidze. Cinematography by Yuri Klimenko.

Running time 88 minutes. In Georgian with English subtitles.

The screening will be introduced and commented on by Alma Kunanbaeva.

Silk Road House events are sponsored by the Silkroad Foundation.”
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Fire and Light Soiree and Art Auction
Saturday, July 21, 6:00-11:00PM
The Crucible, 1260 7th Street, Oakland, 510-444-0919
$250
http://thecrucible.org/events/531

“Please join us for the 7th Annual Fire and Light: SoirĂ©e and Art Auction.

This event transforms our industrial art studio into an enchanted setting of dazzling art, fine food and wine, and fiery effects. Enjoy an electrifying performance by Omega Recoil, and members of both Gamelan X and Gamelan Sekar Jaya that combines the refinement of traditional gamelan music with the excitement of solid-state Tesla Coil technology. All proceeds from this event directly support The Crucible's educational programs.

All guests enjoy an electrifying performance in our fire and light filled industrial art studio, a delectable three-course dinner with fine wines, and a live auction of beautiful fire-crafted art. All proceeds from this event directly support The Crucible's educational programs.

Valet service is available. Attire is fun, festive, and fiery.
Expect the spectacular. Support The Crucible. Buy your tickets.

Single Ticket includes:
Seated three-course dinner with wine, live performance, and art auction
Tax-deductible amount: $150”
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Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22, 11:00AM-7:00PM
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
Free
http://www.renegadecraft.com/sanfrancisco-info

“We’ll be kicking off the West Coast leg of our Summer RCF tour with the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco on July 21-22, 2012! We’ll return to the beautiful Fort Mason Center from 1:00AM-7:00PM each day, where you’ll find 250+ of today’s very best indie crafters, fun and creative hands-on workshops, music, food, booze + plenty more. Get ready, San Francisco, it’s gonna be a great time!

At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home and garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath and body products, and so much more!!”
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Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22, and every weekend through August 26
Historic Old Sacramento, 101 I Street, Sacramento
http://www.historicoldsac.org/programs/programs-street-theatre.asp

“Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento! Visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively and interactive street theatre as part of the hugely popular Time Travel Weekends that debuted last year to much applause. The streets of Old Sacramento will come alive with talented performers who put on spontaneous and elaborate skits and performances. Plus, visitors won’t want to miss the highly entertaining Old West stage shows happening daily including the much acclaimed Golden Melodeon Review in the Eagle Theatre.

As you stroll through Old Sacramento on weekends July through August, you might just chance upon historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters with heroes and villains, children’s pioneer craft activities, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows, Civil War cannon firings, and much, much more!”

A lot of the performers in this program are Renaissance Faire and/or Dickens Fair folk!

Director Robert Young, who may look familiar to you if you’ve ever met Mr. Dickens himself, or attended a Mysterium Om ritual at PantheaCon, says:
“THE CURTAIN'S GOING UP - on a new season of Time Travel Weekends in Sacramento City.  The very first melodrama to open the Eagle Theatre in 1849, 'The Bandit Chief', will be reborn on that stage every afternoon. An entertaining show of variety acts will also take stage - jugglers, Shakespearean actors, medicine show, can can, music hall and much more - concluding in the stirring pageant 'Triumph of Eureka'.  Mr. Mark Twain himself will hold forth with his droll humor and entertaining tales. The streets will be bustling with wagons, carriages, parades, music and lively characters.  Will you be there?”
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Gyudmed Monks: Art of Compassion Tour 2012
Saturday, July 21-Sunday July 29
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View
see website for detailed schedule of events
http://www.eastwest.com/july-2012-events-east-west#21
http://www.tlctibet.org
http://monksarts.weebly.com
http://www.yeshiart.com

“The Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery are religious scholars and masters in the Tibetan sacred art of the sand mandala. These mandalas are constructed of millions of grains of brightly colored sand, arranged in intricate designs of flowers, animals, and Tibetan sacred symbols. The creators of a sand mandala accrue merit which they transmit for the benefit of all sentient beings, as well as for those who view the mandala and even those who hear of its creation. Sand mandalas were traditionally created in monasteries where lay people could never see them. Thanks to these monks traveling in the West, we’ll be able to watch the entire mandala creation process as it unfolds over the course of their 9-day stay at East West.
The monks will also give several presentations on Buddhist art and meditation in the evenings. You’ll learn about thangkas - the cloth paintings that serve as teaching tools, depicting the life of the Buddha, or illustrating other spiritual subjects - and even get to create your own. Thursday will feature butter sculpting, in which offerings are made of butter intricately modeled and colored in the traditional forms of buddhas, flowers, animals, and auspicious symbols. These artforms are considered central to spiritual development in Tibetan Buddhism.

All proceeds from this tour go to Tibetan Living Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of education and healthcare for Tibetans in India and Tibet.”
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Befriending the Imagination
with Ruth Gendler
Sunday, July 22, 1:00-4:00PM,
The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-845-1767
$45
http://www.dream-institute.org/calendar.html#gendler

“The human imagination is an essential natural resource, not rare, but precious. Based on her work as poet-in-the-schools, her practice as an artist, and her great love of metaphor and dreams, Ruth’s experiential program will celebrate the immensity, wisdom, and beauty of imagination. After presenting some of the children’s poetry as inspiration, Gendler will offer some simple exercises that invite participants to look with the eyes of imagination, put our ears to the ground and listen, and befriend our imaginations. We also consider how to sustain the creative impulse and keep the creative spirit alive in daily life. This workshop is for everyone, not just those who consider themselves ‘creative.’

Ruth Gendler is an exhibiting artist and author of best-selling The Book of Qualities, the award-winning Notes on the Need for Beauty, and the anthology, Changing Light. Trying to explain the ground of her approach she sometimes refers to herself as an anthropologist of the imagination.”
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Ecstatic Healing:
Experience healing therapies like never before
with Devin Hunter
Sunday, July 22, 1:00-5:30PM
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
$50
http://www.themysticdream.com
http://modernwitch.podbean.com
http://modernwitchmag.com

“What is Ecstatic Healing? Ecstatic healing involves the use of breath work, movement, sound, and energy healing techniques. Similar to what one might find at a ‘Conscious Dance’ or ‘Trance Healing’ however Ecstatic healing focuses on the raising of tantric-type energies for both use in personal healing and group healing. This class is ideal for those who are interested in taking their healing or ecstatic practices to the next level.

What you can expect to learn:
Advanced Breathing techniques.
Grounding/Centering/Channeling of energy.
Raising ecstatic energy for personal healing.
Raising ecstatic energy for group or multi-person healing.
Using Crystal energy as an additional ally in Ecstatic Healing Work.
Using Ecstatic Healing for Physical healing, Emotional Healing, and Soul Healing.

Be sure to wear comfy clothes and bring a bottle of water! This class is six hours long and will consist of meditation, stretching, light dance, trance, and advanced breath work and healing techniques. This class will culminate in an ecstatic healing ritual.

Devin Hunter has been a practicing witch his entire life and has been teaching the Craft for seven years. Devin hosts Modern Witch Podcast, and publishes Modern Witch Magazine for which he also writes, He hails from Ohio where he sat on the board of directors of the Pagan Community Council of Ohio, and had a popular private psychic service for over two years before relocating to California. Currently Devin is the House Medium at The Mystic Dream where he teaches the art of psychic development and tarot, and sees clients privately.”
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VortexHealing Energy Healing Salon
Sunday, July 22, 2:00-4:30PM and 6:00-8:30PM
ArunaBliss Body Energy Center, 2939 Summit Street, #30, Oakland
$60 per session or $100 for the entire day!
for more information or to register, please contact Lucy Isaacson
at 510-289-0068 or purrrlucyfur@yahoo.com
http://www.arunabliss.com
http://www.sentientdimensions.com
http://www.vortexhealing.org

“VortexHealing is a energetic healing art that bridges divine consciousness with our physical world.  Working deeply on the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, VortexHealing transforms restrictive patterns, harmonizes our entire system and restores us to our highest potential.
       
Session 1: 2:00-4:30PM
Part 1: Energize and Strengthen the Energy System.
We will focus on harmonizing, nurturing and balancing  your Chakras, acupressure points, Meridians and other energetic pathways.
Part 2: Omega VortexHealing
In this healing we will focus on clearing the issue of avoidance and the blockages it creates OR you can choose an issue that is most up for you.

Session 2: 6:00-8:30PM
Part 3: Genetic VortexHealing
Clearing genetic imprinting on the kidneys, we will transform negative kidney chi into positive energy.  When kidney energy is low, feelings of fear arise.  When brought into balance, the immune system and body thrive.
Part 4: Angelic Heart Healing
Facilitating the transformation of a personal situation, by aligning you with Angelic consciousness. This creates an opening to new possibilities, integrates spiritual growth, and calms the emotional body.

Join us for a light-filled magical day of healing!”
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Tea and Tarot
with Charlie London and Chas Bogan
Sunday, July 22, 4:00-6:00PM, and the fourth Sunday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
Donations accepted to cover cost of tea
http://www.themysticdream.com

“Tarot lovers of every skill level will enjoy Tea and Tarot. Each month we will explore a new facet of working with the cards, examining multiple meanings, layouts, and learning how to express our insights with others.”
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Spellwork Sundays with Iris
Sunday, July 22, 3:00-5:00PM, and one Sunday each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class
http://www.sacredwell.com/classes-events

“Oomph, wooga, woo-woo, mojo - whatever you call it. Want to add a little to your spells? Join Iris and 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: This month: Introduction to Chakras
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. These wheels of energy correspond to parts of the body, but also to our emotional and spiritual processes.Through our intentions, we can turn these wheels, and get ‘unstuck’ on our path. Join us Iris for a guided visualization, as well as tips on how to keep up with your Chakras.

And watch out for Iris's in depth series on the Chakras coming in August!”
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Mutiny on the Bounty
A Little Blue Moon Theatre Production
Sunday, July 22, 5:00PM
Castle in the Air, 1805 Fourth Street, Berkeley
$10, adults only
seating is limited; please call 510-204-9801 to pre-register
http://blog.castleintheair.biz/2012/07/little-blue-moon-theater-rises-in.html
http://www.magicalmoonshine.org/bluewelcome.htm

“It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the upcoming production of Little Blue Moon Theatre at Castle in the Air. Join us for an enchanting evening of miniature paper theatre as our guests perform Mutiny on the Bounty. One can expect a slew of surprises and visual treats in this lively tale of mutiny out at sea such as mermaids, tattoos, native women, and a lush, tropical paradise.

The performance will be located in our upstairs gallery.  Please call to make arrangements if you have concerns about access.

Bay Area based puppet theater extraordinaires Michael and Valerie Nelson founded Magical Moonshine Theatre together in 1979, and formed Little Blue Moon Theatre as a means of performing more intimate pieces for adult audiences. Using miniature theatre forms such as Victorian paper theatre and shadow puppetry, Little Blue Moon Theatre presents intimate vignettes with themes of love, sex, romance, and adventure to audiences across the country and abroad.

The twenty five minute performance will be followed by a forum of the art of paper theatres, and light refreshments will be provided. Seating is extremely limited for this special event, and your ticket purchase will secure your seat for the show. Call Castle in the Air at (510)204-9801 to purchase your ticket.”
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Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
Tuesday, July 24, (and the fourth Tuesday of each month)
Meet for tea at 7:30PM, chanting begins at 8:00PM for 30 minutes
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$5 suggested donation
http://www.sacredwell.com/classes-events

“Join Rabbit for an evening of the herbal and the verbal.  After sharing information about this month's unique, delicious herbal tea, and explaining this month's mantra, we will chant for approximately 30-50 minutes.  

Beginners are always welcome at every class. Join us to drop in, center, and recharge your batteries!”
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Have a Fabulous, Legendary, Compassionate Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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