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, August 22, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Intermediate Tarot with Rabbit, Brick Show 2012, Chakra Balancing Workshop, Pride and Prejudice, A Magical Tour of the Night Sky, East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet, Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk, Steampunk Cinderella, Cemetery Clean Up, What Lies Beneath?  A Summer History Walk, Four Faces of Woman, Bounty of Heart’s Delight, Healing with Mudras, Mongolian Ping-Pong, A Witchy Class, Italian Family Festa, Bay Area Tarot Symposium, Pagan Fest of the First Harvest, Time Travel Weekends, Tree Walk, No Ile Service In August, Family Day at Sienna Ranch, Tea and Tarot, Liturgy of the Lady in Honor of the Corn Mother, Great Ball of Fire, The Wonders of Your Chakra System, Goddess Camp, Tea and Chanting with Rabbit, Berkeley Morris Workshop, Adobe/Cob Oven Workshop

Intermediate Tarot with Rabbit
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30-9:30PM,
and two more Wednesdays, August 29, September 5
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class  

“If you have taken Rabbit's Art of Tarot Class, and you'd like to take the next step as a reader, consider taking Intermediate Tarot.

This class is designed to help the student of tarot begin to explore creativity, shift the internal landscape, and integrate the wisdom of the tarot more fully into daily life choices.

August 22: Designing your own spreads: building effective spreads to answer your questions
August 29: Intuitive Listening: the temporary autonomous relationship is everything
September 5: Tarot Rituals: shaping your life with the tarot”

Brick Show 2012
Wednesday-Sunday, August 22-26, 1:00-8:00PM,
and every Wednesday-Sunday through September 2
Bay Area Family Church, 2305 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Leandro
$4 (ages 2 and under free)

“An event for the whole family!

A miniland made out of LEGO.  From underwater to tall skyscrapers.  Prehistoric to Science Fiction.  There is something for everybody.

Get inspired by the LEGO exhibit, then put your own creativity to work with the available LEGO.  Take a picture of your creation to show your family and friends.  

Play LEGO games and compete with other visitors.  Challenge yourself to control LEGO NXT robots.”  

Chakra Balancing Workshop
with Iris
Thursday, August 23, 7:30-9:30PM,
and one more Thursday, August 30
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 per class  
Space is limited, please call to reserve your space

“Join Iris for an in-depth look at your Chakras, the energy centers of the body that govern our physical, emotional and mental health. We will practice vocalizations, movements, and meditative visualizations to open, energize and balance our chakras. We will also explore and focus on individual imbalances, and how to correct underactive or overactive chakras. Come and join the discussion, be witnessed in your transformation, and heal yourself while learning a new language to talk to your body.

All registered students get a discount on new chakra stone sets, charged for balance, health and wholeness by Iris RedRaven.”

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Donald L. Hardy
presented by Butterfield 8
Thursday-Sunday, August 23-26,
Thursday-Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 3:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday 3:00PM
Final week
in two parts - see website for detailed schedule
Cue Productions Live, 1835 Colfax Street, Concord
Part 1: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246153
Part 2: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246157

“Join us once again for Jane Austen's enduring tale of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage among the landed gentry of early 19th century England, a show Charles Jarrett called ‘...a melded work of translational genius.’ and ‘...a stunning production.’

This revival of last year's world premiere four-act adaptation, created specifically for Butterfield 8, is once again presented in two parts. Based on audience feedback, there will be two opportunities to see the production as a double feature - both parts on the same day!

The Mission of Butterfield 8 Theatre Company is to provide audiences a fresh take on classic plays, and foster the creation of new works.

Our Vision is to present audiences with examples of both ends of the theatrical spectrum: new productions of classic works, focusing in particular on text-driven plays (such as the works of Shakespeare), and new works devised by the company or written by local playwrights.  Our work often examines perceptions of gender, both within the context of the play and the larger context of society as a whole.  We strive to create an immersive environment, believing the audience’s experience starts when they buy the ticket, and shouldn't end when they leave the theatre. We honor that the audience has come for a live theatre experience to engage with a story or an idea; to be taken on a journey. This is our responsibility, and our craft.”

A Magical Tour of the Night Sky
In-store Reading, Discussion, and Book Signing
with author Renna Shesso
Friday, August 24, 6:30-7:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355

“With planets, constellations, stars and stories, A Magical Tour of the Night Sky draws on astronomy, Tarot, shamanism, astrology, Wicca, legend, lore and architecture to explore the night sky and re-awaken our spirits. Included is an abundantly-illustrated trove of information about the North Star, the Zodiac, the Sun, the Precession of the Equinoxes, the Moon, and the planets, along with practices you can use to personalize the sky and help connect more deeply with your sacred self.

Renna Shesso is a shamanic healer, teacher, tarot reader and witch who works with a range of spiritual, artistic and Goddess-infused topics, all deep-rooted in her personal life.”

East Bay Pagan Meet and Greet
at The Mystic Dream
Friday, August 24, 7:00-8:30PM, and the fourth Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
donations accepted

“Come and join other witches, warlocks, and pagans as we come together in community to some food, and maybe a few laughs. Come and meet some of the other magically minded people in the East Bay area. Coffee and tea will be served. Feel free to bring a small food item to share.”

Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk
Friday, August 24, 8:00PM, and the fourth and fifth Friday of every month
tour starts at Main Street Martinez, 649 Main Street,  Suite 106, Martinez

“Take the 90 minute guided walking tour through Historic Downtown Martinez to discover the hidden past, little known facts and tales of days-gone-by.

Tours conducted by Central Valley Paranormal.

Tours are limited to 25 people. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. No children under 12 years allowed. Teens 12-17 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight, wear comfortable shoes. Bring jacket and wear comfortable clothing”

Steampunk Cinderella
presented by Curtain Call Performing Arts
Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM
playing through August 31
San Leandro Arts Center, 2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro
Adults $25, Students and Seniors $15http://www.curtaincallperformingarts.org/#!shows/ctzx

“You know the fairy tale: A beautiful young woman put to task by her wicked stepmother, true love discovered at a Royal Ball, a handsome prince to the rescue... but you've NEVER seen it like this. Curtain Call Performing Arts brings the science and fantasy of Steampunk to the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein coming-of-age story, resulting in a feast for the eyes and ears in this highly-anticipated show.​

At Curtain Call Performing Arts we bring the magic of Broadway to the San Francisco Bay Area. Our focus is on producing quality, affordable community theatre, and making the arts accessible to everyone.  Whether you are an avid theatre buff, a student who has never experienced the enchantment of live theatre, or a casual Broadway fan there is a Curtain Call production for you.” ______________________________________

Cemetery Clean Up
with Hayward Area Historical Society
Saturday, August 25, 9:30AM-1:30PM
San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery, corner of College Street and Usher Street, San Lorenzo

“San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
We need your help in cleaning up our beloved cemetery! We will be there from 9:30AM-1:30PM.

Meet at the corner of College Street and Usher Street in San Lorenzo.
Bring gloves, rakes and gardening equipment.
Water and light snacks will be provided.

For more information call 510-581-2516.”

What Lies Beneath?  A Summer History Walk
Saturday, August 25, 10:00AM
Meet at 22380 Foothill Blvd, Hayward
$5 for adults, $3 for seniors

“Join Frank Goulart as he shares his research and ideas on possible Native American burials in Downtown Hayward. Bring water, sunscreen, and wear walking shoes.”

Four Faces of Woman
a retreat for women
Saturday, August 25, 10:00AM-5:00PM
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

“I am: The Eternal Face
The Eternal Face whispers to us of our original self, the seed of who we are authentic power, innocence, pure love, peace and joy.

I am who you say I am: The Traditional Face  
The Traditional Face convinces us that safety and success come from defining ourselves through the eyes and beliefs of others.

I am not who you say I am: The Modern Face
The Modern Face finds the courage to reject the imposition of others seeking to return to the truth of who we are but often finds itself lost in struggle.

I access the power to be who I am: Shakti - The Face of Spiritual Power
The Shakti Face - the face of spiritual wisdom and power - is the key to return to our true self without the struggle and cost of the Modern Face.

These faces are ones that we all know. They live within us and through us. They give us beauty and strength, love and compassion, freedom and the promise of freedom, security and the illusion of security. In this day event we will investigate these faces in depth, offering you a chance to see them for yourself, know them in yourself, and choose more consciously for yourself.

There will be music, dance, song and a vegetarian lunch will be served.

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

Bounty of Heart’s Delight
Annual Fundraiser for Veggielution Community Farm
Saturday, August 25, 4:00-9:30PM
Veggielution Community Farm, Emma Prusch Farm Park, 647 South King Road, San Jose
$100 (tax deductible)

“Please join Veggielution and Hay Market’s Chef/Owner, Joe Cirone, for an unforgettable farm-to-table culinary experience. We invite you to enjoy a warm Summer evening dining on our community farm. Feast on an overflowing plate of farm fare, harvested by Veggielution volunteers in the fields around you. After dinner, treat yourself to an evening of live music, barn dancing, and delectable desserts. Dig deep and eat well. All proceeds benefit the programs of the nonprofit Veggielution’s Community Farm. Tax-deductible tickets are $100 each.

4:00PM: Farm Tours
5:00PM: Appetizers  
5:30PM: Dinner Begins
7:30PM: Live Music and Dancing

Veggielution: Cultivating education, community, and social justice through sustainable agriculture.”

Healing with Mudras
a workshop with Revital Carroll
Saturday, August 25, 5:00-7:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
$35, please call to reserve your space

“Mudras are used in many indigenous traditions for healing, concentration, and expanding consciousness, and they are an essential part of Indian Dance, Indian Yoga, Taoist alchemy, and Buddhist meditation. In Indian Dance, mudras are used to communicate deep feelings and tell intricate stories. Energetically, they hold the power to transform and direct raw life-power into healing.

Join Revital Carroll for a fascinating exploration of traditional hand mudras, and discover this simple and powerful way to access your core being, transform body and mind, and bring an element of sacredness to your life and practice.”

Mongolian Ping-Pong
film screening
Saturday, August 25, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700

“This 2004 Chinese film is a visually splendid celebration of childhood, the Tom Sawyer of the steppes. It is addressed to the whole family viewing.

Story takes place somewhere in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, where one day young Bilgee finds a ping-pong ball floating down a creek. He shows it to his pals, Ergotov and Dawaa, and they also have no idea what the thing is, though Bilgee's aged grandma confirms it's a magical pearl from heaven.

Later, after several attempts to resolve the enigma, thinking the ball is a national treasure of China, Bilgee and Dawaa set off on their own - without telling their families - to return it to Beijing, which they think is just over the horizon. But they discover the grasslands are much bigger than they ever imagined.

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

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

A Witchy Class
Saturday, August 25, 7:00PM (and the fourth Saturday of every month)
Antioch Public Library, 501 W 18th Street, Antioch
Please RSVP - see Meetup page for more information

“Join us for a series of classes about the craft.
You will find a bit of everything; working within ritual space, energy workings, history, ethics - And there's more, there's always more!”

Thanks to Ardys for letting me know about this event!

Italian Family Festa
Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26, Saturday 11:00AM-8:30PM, Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM
Guadalupe River Park, 350 W Julian Street, San Jose
park across the street at the County of Santa Clara, Social Services Agency,
333 W Julian Street, San Jose

“32Nd Annual Italian Family Festa 2012 Hosted By The Italian American Heritage Foundation

We invite you to stop by and experience what Italians already know; sharing the day with great friends and family, authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment, and strolling the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants is La Vita Dolce Italiana.

Now in its 32nd year, the Italian Family Festa has evolved and flourished drawing over 25,000 attendees annually. So grab a lawn chair, blanket or come as you are and join us in the park for a day of fun and festivities!

Live continuous entertainment
Wine Tasting Garden in the Piazza Piccola Italia
Italian sweet and savory foods
Wine, beer and soft drinks
Culinary demonstrations
Bocce ball
Grape stomp
Donation prize drawing
Specialty food sampling
Unique arts and crafts
Fun activities for the entire family

SEATING IS LIMITED. Please feel free to bring a lawn chair and/or blankets to enjoy the entertainment.”

Bay Area Tarot Symposium
Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn, 1500 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
see website for detailed schedule and registration information

“The first, the original, the only... There is NOTHING like a BATS!

Two days of Tarot-drenched fun and frolic including workshops, presentations, readings in the Pagan Science Reading Room, fabulous schmoozery, and the legendary Tarot Bazaar, featuring Tarot Garden (your source for all things Tarot) and the Millard Fillmore Memorial Spiritualist Temple Garage Sale (the retail arm of the DoD)
Plus! the Raffle of Fabulous Prizes!

The BATS in the Belfry Magickal, Mystical Mixer on Saturday night will feature the Michael Kenny jazz combo and special guest performers.

SF BATS is held at San Francisco's Golden Gateway Holiday Inn.  The location sets you in the middle of the City by the Bay with every imaginable delight to eat, drink and experience right outside the door, including cable cars!”

Pagan Fest of the First Harvest
Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tuscan Village at Terrrill Cellars Winery, 16175 Main Street, Lower Lake

“Not your mother's pagan festival... Pagan Fest of the First Harvest!

Starting 10:00 am on August 25th and 26th, 2012 the Tuscan Village/ Terrill Cellars Winery will be the site of the Pagan Fest of the First Harvest, a trans-pagan gathering to usher in the Samhain season. Wiccans, Druids, Witches, Warlocks, Native American Spiritualists and heathens of all stripes are welcome to attend. There will be food, drink, music (from Celtic, to Goth, to Heavy Metal!), entertainment (belly-dancers), a ‘Left-Hand Lounge’, vendors, speakers (Neo-pagan and fiction author Diana Paxson!) and after-dark, RITUAL CIRCLES! We also have camping for covens!  The cost... a simple $5 donation per person (per day if camping)! Send all inquires regarding vending, entertainment, and so on to: paganfest11@yahoo.com. We'd love to hear from you!”

Time Travel Weekends
in Historic Old Sacramento
Saturday-Sunday, August 25-26 - final weekend
Historic Old Sacramento, 101 I Street, Sacramento

“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?”

Tree Walk
with Tree Girl Julianne Skai Arbor and Damien McAnany of Abundant Earth Landscaping
Sunday, August 26, 10:15AM-12:30PM, and the last Sunday of every month
Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve, Bridle Path and Arabian Way, Healdsburg
Please RSVP to skaiarbor@treegirl.org

“WHERE: Each time in a different location in the North Bay!  

Sometimes it will be a state or county park, and other times in other locations. It may even be a 'urban' tree walk identifying landscape trees and their disastrous pruning jobs.

With demand, we'll venture out further. Let us know if you are interested.

Look for me holding up an open umbrella!

We'll always park and meet where we can enter a park for Free!

Learn to identify trees, shrubs, plants and wildflowers!
Get your Tree Questions answered!
Spend time outside in Nature!
Enjoy some mild to moderate exercise!
We'll spend at least 15 minutes of every walk just sitting in silence with a tree!
Meet other treegirls, treeboys and plant geeks!
Although you can bring your camera, this is not a TreeGirl photoshoot. Everyone, please, keep your clothes on!

Layers of clothing
Rain gear or umbrella if chance of rain, just in case (we'll cancel if there is a good chance of rain)
Water, water, water
Snacks (we'll end in time for those who want to stay for a picnic can get it out of your vehicles)
Field guides (we'll have some too)
Good walking shoes
Notebook or journal and pen
Little budding treegirls and treeboys
Dogs? (we'll find out for each hike if we can have dogs where we're going. It will vary hike to hike)
Something to sit on to avoid possible poison oak.

Please join us!
Please reply to this email and we'll put you on a mailing list to remind you of upcoming Tree Walks including their locations, where to meet, what to bring, and let you know if we're cancelling due to rain. We are planning to have these events posted on our websites.

We'd love you to RSVP by email, so we don't leave without you! If you are late or can't find us, please call Julianne at 707-332-9925 or Damien at 707-360-5231.

Feel Free to forward this message to interested Tree People.

TreeGirl (Julianne Skai Arbor) and husband Damien McAnany are not only Tree geeks, but plant geeks too, certified arborists with the International Society of Arboriculture, as well as passionate and experienced educators and nature guides. Together they are owners of Abundant Earth Landscaping and TreeCare in the north Santa Rosa area, and are both Certified Permaculture Designers and Teachers.
We Love trees!!”

No Ile Service In August
Monthly Temple Service with Ile Orunmila Oshun
there will be no Ile service in August.  The next service will be on Sunday, September 30

Family Day at Sienna Ranch
Sunday, August 26, 12:00-4:00PM, (and the last Sunday of every month)
Sienna Ranch, 3232 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, 925-283-6311
$85 includes up to five people, advance registration required - see website

“On the last Sunday of each month, Sienna Ranch will open its doors for a special family and community day.  Come enjoy the activities, good company, healthy food, and the wholesome environment at Sienna Ranch.  Family Day is fun for all ages.  

Horse and pony rides, sustainability education and projects, archery, hayrides, survival skills activities, and more.  Bring your own picnic lunch or buy from one of our healthy food vendors.  

Family Days are on Sundays, 12:00-4:00PM.  
Family Day Pass is $85.

With the purchase of a family pass, you will get
admission to Sienna Ranch family day for up to 5 people
3 horse ride tickets
3 archery tickets
5 hayride tickets
participation in the featured hands-on sustainability or survival skill activity
unlimited animal visits to goats, sheep, chickens
special demonstrations, entertainment, or hands-on projects (vary from month to month)

Note: Food and special services offered at an additional cost.  For additional archery and horse ride tickets, please purchase a second family pass.

Family Days are limited to 40 families, so register soon!”

Tea and Tarot
with Charlie London and Chas Bogan
Sunday, August 26, 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

“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.”

The Fellowship of the Spiral Path welcomes you to attend….
Liturgy of the Lady in Honor of the Corn Mother
Sunday, August 26, 5:00PM (and the last Sunday of every month)
BFUU Main Hall, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donations gratefully accepted
More information or special requests: LiturgyoftheLady@gmail.com

“The Liturgy of the Lady is an open celebration of the Goddess in Her many forms. She is the Maiden of youth, the Mother of culture, the Crone of wisdom, and She is mirrored in all life, death and rebirth. We honor Her with reverent and joyful singing, ritual activities, and opportunities to learn. Now in our fourth decade of offering this sacred service, we invite you to join us.

We will honor Corn Mother, the Mother of Life. Learn how Her sacrifice gave corn to the Native Peoples of the Americas. The United States is, by far, the largest producer of corn in the world. How can we honor Her and use Her gift wisely?

Objects may be charged on the altar during the rite. Wheelchair accessible (let us know if you need someone to hold the door for you.) Family and child-friendly. Incense will be used in this ritual, unless requested in advance. Mark your calendar for the next Liturgy of the Lady, September 30. Please share this invitation with your friends.”

Great Ball of Fire
with Betty-Ann Kissilove
Sunday, August 26, 5:00-6:30PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355

“Come and take part in reading this awesome book about the creation of the universe, and be inspired for creation in your own life!

Join author and teacher Betty-Ann Kissilove for an interactive reading and discussion of this beautiful, unique work that chronicles the history of everything in whimsical verse and colorful imagery!”

The Wonders of Your Chakra System:
Discover a whole new way of taking care of yourself
with  Rockie Arambula
Sunday, August 26, 5:30-7:30PM
Moonfyre Metaphysical, 401 E Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 408-370-0333

“The chakra system is an amazing system of energy that is vital to your health and well being. It keeps your body's energy flowing correctly and ensures that you are stable emotionally, mentally, as well as, spiritually. So many areas of your life move through your chakras and each one of those areas are affected by the health of your chakra system. It is important that your chakras and your chakra system are healthy so that you and your life can be healthy.

Most people know how to take care of their bodies. You know that you need to eat correctly, exercise, and get plenty of water and rest. But how do you take care of your chakras? How do you take care of your chakra system? Does it work the same way as your body? Does it need the same things? What does it mean to clear the chakras? What is all this talk about visualizing and intention to clear them? It is so confusing!

No need to worry. In this class, The Wonders of Your Chakra System, Rockie Arambula, Registered Karuna Reiki (R) Master Teacher and Angel Therapy Practitioner, will teach you everything you need to know to properly take care of your chakras and your wonderful chakra system.

In this class you will learn:
What a chakra is and why you have them.
How your many chakras work together as a system.
What your chakras need to be healthy and strong.
How to tell if your chakras are properly aligned and balanced.
What moves your chakras out of balance and makes them damaged.
What to do if your chakras become imbalanced or even damaged.
How to strengthen your chakras.
How to protect your chakras
...and more!

So if you want better health, more energy, and a happier life, sign up for this class now!”  

Goddess Camp
with Ariella Moon
Sunday, August 28, 2:00-4:00PM, final session
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
$45 per session

“Powerful personal transformation unfolds when you tune into the specific energies of the Elemental Goddesses. In turn, we’ll work with Air, Fire, Water, and Earth Goddesses. Through ritual, guided imagery, and magic, participants will discover which element blocks their goals, how to attract the elements they need to embrace, and which Goddesses can best help them on their journey.

Ariella Moon, author of Spell Check, Crone Lessons, and Fear, Faith, and Protection, is a Reiki Master and Shaman. She helps adults and children release stress, manage pain, clear embedded woundings, and transform their lives. Her articles on Women's Spirituality appear in Crone Magazine and SageWoman. An in demand healer, teacher, and spiritual counselor, Ariella has a private shamanic healing practice in Lafayette, California.”

Tea and Chanting with Rabbit
Tuesday, August 28, (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

“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!”

Berkeley Morris Workshop
Tuesday, August 28, 7:30PM  
Christ Church of Berkeley, 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley

"Every year Berkeley Morris hosts a series of FREE workshops in morris and related dance traditions. No experience is needed, and all are welcome! Workshops are taught by members of Berkeley Morris, or friends of ours from the local (or not so local) dance community. Come to one, or attend all four. Join us afterwards at the Jupiter Pub at 2181 Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley.
The particular styles and dances taught vary from year to year. If you attended last year, come back for something new!

Workshops for 2012 will be held on the following dates (all are Tuesdays beginning at 7:30PM):
August 28
September 11
September 18

Come and learn the basics of Morris Dancing at a series of free workshops in Berkeley. Each Tuesday we will teach a different variation and begin at the beginning, so come to as many as you want.  No partner needed; this is danced in a group rather than with a partner.

Morris Dance is a traditional English performance dating back hundreds of years, typically done in the spring by a team of dancers and musicians who have practised together over the winter months.  Berkeley Morris was founded in 1977. We perform throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Our team members cover a wide range of locations, professions, ages and genders.”

These are the Morris Dancers who make the sun come up at Tilden Park on Beltane!

Adobe/Cob Oven Workshop
Sunday, September 2, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Kenwood Farmhouse, 9255 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma
sliding scale from $40-$80
for more information or to register, please call 707-320-3609
or e-mail livingearthstructures@yahoo.com

“How would you like to learn how to build a wood-fired oven that can bake pizzas in just 2 minutes and stays hot for 10 hours to bake bread the next morning?  In this all day workshop, we will learn how to:
Identify good soil for building an earthen structure
Build a sturdy foundation
Insulate and set bricks for the the floor
Build an amazingly good working oven
Insulate the walls of the oven
Sculpt, plaster and seal the oven

This is a great opportunity to meet new people while working with the Earth, learn a valuable new skill, get some good healthy exercise, and have fun in a beautiful backyard garden in lovely Kenwood.”

Have a Delightful, Festive, Witchy Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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