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, November 6, 2012

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Four Elements Medicine Teaching, Game Night at Hicklebee’s, Wake the Dead, The Vagina Monologues, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, Wise Traditions Conference: Nutrition and Behavior, The Grand Transformation, The Road To Ife, Dance of the Low-Lying Rainbow, Baggage, In Her Name Circle: Hecate, Mark Growden Dinner and Concert, Festival of the Bones, Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show, Community Seed Winter Rummage Sale, Collegium Occidentalis, CAYA Fun For Everyone: San Francisco Chinatown, Backyard Bug Hunt, Beeswax Candlemaking, Community Seed’s Open Circle, Music of the Sea for Kids, The Road, Reviving Spirits: The Dead, East Bay Waltz, Fill As Desired: A Food and Music Event, Foundry Night, Tantric Land Healing Retreat, Peacemaking in Practice Workshop, Petaluma Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire, 50 Years of American Studio Glass, San Francisco Green Festival, San Jose Holiday Art Market, Everything Old Is New Again, Temple of Aphrodite, Adocentyn Library Cataloguing Day, Temple of Isis Activation 11:11, The Witch's Garden, Shamanic Healing Clinic, We'Moon Salon, The Power of Self-Healing, Gift Exchange Of Dance, Exploring Dark Moon Magick and Divination, Hrafnar Oracular Seidh, Tarot Salon, Faery Seership, Evening of Healing Music

Four Elements Medicine Teaching
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-8:30PM
Ohlone Herbal Center, 1250 Addison Street, Berkeley
Sliding scale love donation
For more information, please contact Sage at sage@dreams.com

“Join us for an amazing opportunity to experience a true Native holistic healing with Jack and Sage Trucano.  Native American art and healing remedies for sale before and after the event.

Everything on this Earth is inter­connected, as within as without, as our bodies and all physical beings are composed of the four elements of earth, air, water and fire. Tapping into the amazing power and healing medicine of these elements will awaken one to explore, feel and heal from past issues, blockages and imbalances of the mind, body and spirit and allow joy and healing into our lives. Each element and the corresponding systems in our bodies allows us to connect to, balance and heal these systems and our spirit using native and herbal teachings and ceremonies.

Jack is a spiritual leader for his people, he carries the ceremonies and indigenous wisdom of the land and his people and he has an extensive understanding of hydro therapy.

Sage has combined Western (MFT), and herbal healing practices for over 15 years. She offers Mayan uterine massage and healings, conducts ceremonies, healing retreats and herbal events
and is the owner of sage dreams organic herbal products.”

Thanks to Gina for letting me know about this event!

Game Night at Hicklebee’s
Thursday, November 8, 6:00-8:00PM
Hicklebee’s, 1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose,408-292-8880
Free, Ages 5-99 welcome, Please RSVP to hicklebees@hicklebees.com or 408-292-8880

"Do You Want to Play A Game?  
Join us for Game Night at Hicklebee’s - Where Books Come Alive!

Hicklebee's staff will be your host for the evening, with instructions for some great games - new ones and old favorites - perfect for holiday gifting.

A representative from Blue Orange will be on hand to play their super-fun Spot-it! games, including their new Speedeebee and Fairytales games.
We'll also be playing Make 'n Break: gives players a simple building tasks and sets them against the clock for an exciting and engaging showdown.
Swish: a spatial card game that challenges you to be the first to make matches, or Swishes. Swishes are made by stacking as few as two or as many as 12 cards so that every ball swishes into a hoop of the same color.
Pathwords: the exciting new game that combines the best of Tetris and Word Search!
Pengoloo: Memory and a little luck will help you succeed in this Fun South Pole Eggspedition!

Bring the family and join us for some good ol' fashioned fun!

Refreshments (and prizes!) provided.”

Wake the Dead
Thursday, November 8, 7:00PM
Freight and Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, 510-644-2020
$28.50 advance, $30.50 at door

“News flash: After 11 years of solid success blending Celtic traditional music with the songs of the Grateful Dead, the world’s first Celtic all-star Grateful Dead jam band is bringing its unique brand of musical alchemy to the Summer of Love, much to the delight of Deadheads, folkies, rockers, and lovers of Irish reels. The Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, the Youngblood’s Get Together, Steven Stills’ Love the One You’re With - all receive the band’s unique Celtic twist. ‘If you didn’t know the songs, or hadn’t read the credits,’ says Shaun Dale in Cosmik Debris Magazine, ‘it would be easy get swept up in this music and imagine that some of the Garcia/Hunter material came from the pen of Turlough O’Carolan himself. Every segue works, and every song is beautiful.’

The band features Maureen Brennan on harp, Cindy Browne on bass, Danny Carnahan on vocals, fiddle, octave mandolin, and guitar, Kevin Carr on fiddle, whistles and uilleann (Irish bellows) pipes, Sylvia Herold on vocals, Paul Kotapish on mandolin, guitar, and jaw harp, and Brian Rice on percussion. Tonight’s show honors the Day of the Dead, and you may hear a few rarities, like the Brothers Johnson’s Cast My Spell on You. Be sure to wear a flower in your hair, and let Wake the Dead cast a Celtic spell on you.”

The Vagina Monologues
be Eve Ensler
presented by Independent Cabaret Productions
Thursday, November 8, 7:30PM
BFUU Event Space, 1606 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley

“The Vagina Monologues

An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone,The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who ‘liked to look at it.’

The Vagina Monologues has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries.”

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
Thursday-Sunday, November 8-11,
Friday-Saturday 8:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM
CounterPulse, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco
$12-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

“The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival announces its spectacular 2012 Festival - a stellar collection of transgender short films with enticing tales of defiance, bullying, relationships, sex, humor, romance and ZOMBIES! Get your tickets early: last year’s Festival broke the theater’s all-time audience record!

This year, after 10 sold-out Festivals, SFTFF is expanding to our biggest lineup ever - 4 nights of spectacular programs and events. To celebrate our expansion, the 2012 Festival will feature internationally award-winning work from more than a dozen countries - including Burma, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, England and The Netherlands. Don’t miss our opening night performance extravaganza featuring a who’s-who of Bay Area trans and genderqueer performers on Thursday November 8! “

Wise Traditions Conference: Nutrition and Behavior
Thursday-Monday, November 8-12
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
see website for registration and schedule details

“America’s Premier Nutrition Conference

Life-changing Lectures
Cooking Lessons
Traditional Nutrient-Dense Meals
WAPF-Friendly Vendors
Wise Kids Child Care

For anyone interested in health, nutrition and food, including parents, health professionals, seniors and students.”

The Grand Transformation
Friday, November 9, 5:00-7:00PM
Castle in the Air, 1805 Fourth Street, Berkeley

“Castle In The Air’s Karima Cammell and Erica Chan Coffman of Honestly... WTF invite you to join them for bubbly, hot cider, and festive treats - and 25% off all merchandise (excluding vintage) at The Grand Transformation: unveiling the magical holiday windows and Christmas assortment.”

The Road To Ife
Friday, November 9, 6:30-8:00PM (and the second Friday of each month)
East Bay Healing Collective, 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley
$11 per single class.  Discounts available for blocks of classes - see website for details

“These classes will share the traditions of Ifa, a West African spiritual and life tradition and the progenitor of the Orisha/Santeria tradition.  The wisdom and intelligence of Ifa includes cosmology, philosophy, science, ethics, poetry, folktales, proverbs, sacred scripture and song.  The values inherent in the Ifa tradition (consistent with values across most indigenous and spiritual traditions) provide an approach to life that can lead to greater satisfaction and alignment with our personal and collective destinies as humans.

November 9: Transformation: The Lessons of Oya

Open to the Public - You do not need prior knowledge nor to be a practitioner of the tradition to benefit from the teachings.  Each class provides a discrete teaching; you do not have to take the classes in order.  Please note that each class is limited to 20 participants, so while drop-ins are welcome, we encourage you to pre-register.”

Dance of the Low-Lying Rainbow
A Ceremony in Honor of Our Ancestors
with Iya Mahea of The Sacred Forest
Friday, November 9, 6:30 -9:00PM
San Francisco Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco

“The appearance of the rainbow is a physical manifestation of a pathway to the world of Spirit. Join us in ritual as we explore the renewing essence of the rainbow and other water spirits, build a communal altar, and commemorate our ancestors through song, rhythm and healing movement. Please bring a photo of an ancestor and/or item for the altar that represents your healing, and a drum or other percussion instrument.”

Friday, November 9, 7:00PM
Kaiser Center Auditorium, Kaiser Center I, 2nd Floor, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
$22.50 ($20 of ticket price is tax deductible)

“Baggage is a play about women on a journey to discover who they are and
all they are capable of accomplishing.

Baggage will inspire you to overcome personal adversity, move forward in victory and rejoice in life!

All proceeds will benefit Serenity House.  

Our Mission
Our mission at Serenity House is to help women of all ages and backgrounds, who suffer from unresolved pain and trauma caused by sexual, emotional and substance abuse, heal spiritually and naturally. We provide a safe environment and the transformative resources necessary to move from a life of hopelessness to a life of recovery.

What We Do
Our organization serves women who are tired of living their lives carrying unresolved issues caused by emotional, physical, mental and sexual trauma. The majority of the women who come through our doors have been raped or molested as little girls. During the last 14 years many women, who have been raped and molested since the age of two years old, are now living full joyful lives.

We recently began a program for women who served in the Military and since returning home suffer from PTSD as well as issues that were unresolved when they entered the military.

Our daily groups include anger management, forgiveness, incident writing, life skills, 12 steps to recovery and relationships.
Beginning the latter part of 2012 Serenity House will begin a program to serve at-risk girls.”

In Her Name Circle: Hecate, Queen of Witches or Wise Crone?
with Joy Reichard
Friday, November 9, 7:00-8:30PM (and the second Friday of every month)
Ann Benner Room, UU San Mateo, 300 E Santa Inez Avenue, San Mateo, 650-342-5946
$10-$20 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

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

Upcoming dates:
December 14 - Guadalupe, Mother of the People”

Mark Growden Dinner and Concert
Friday, November 9, 8:00PM
$10 show only at the door,
$20 dinner and show,
reservations required for dinner, please call 707-857-4747 or e-mail infor@isisoasis.org

Community Sing with Mark Growden
Saturday, November 10, 1:00-3:00PM
$10, no one turned away for lack of funds

Isis Oasis Sanctuary, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857-4747

“Growden’s musical influences are broad. His parents relied on Motown vinyl to rock him to sleep as a baby. Growing up, he sang in his father’s church, played saxophone in elementary, middle and high school bands and discovered death rock and the alternative music scene as a teen. These days Growden listens to contemporary classical and jazz music and Alan Lomax field recordings. But, the underlying quality heard in his music has roots elsewhere. ‘I grew up with a lot of alone time - in the woods and wilderness - with coyotes, trumpeter swans, geese, deer and antelope,’ says Growden. His music moves with a natural flow reminiscent of the patterned hushes in bird trills and blowing winds. Lose Me in the Sand croons, howls, stutters, laughs, and runs, but always around a central stillness. Growden uses music to carve out silences most of us don’t pause to hear.

‘My vision is to inspire people,’ says Growden. ‘Making music with people is an incredibly powerful feeling…seeing people open up…that’s important to me,’ Growden says. ‘Music’s been my best friend. When I’ve been down, it’s a salve. It’s been an amazing blessing in my life. I’m really grateful, and I have to share that with other people. It’s just what I’m here to do.’”

Festival of the Bones
presented by Ile Orunmila Oshun
Friday-Saturday, November 9-10, 6:30-9:00PM
Oakland Center for Spiritual Living, 5000 Clarewood Drive, Oakland
$27-$9, sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

“The Festival of Bones
A Multicultural celebration of our Revered Ancestors

November 9 and 10, 2012, at the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living.
Friday and Saturday workshops with Luisah Teish and Ile Orunmila Oshun Elders, Saturday night Community Ritual.”

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show
Friday-Sunday, November 9-11,
Friday and Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Expo Hall, San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo
Adults $9, 62+ $7, 13-17 $4, Children under 12 free, Ticket is good for all 3 days

“Veteran's Day weekend, the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the West Coast will return to the Peninsula for a whole weekend of shopping, live entertainment, celebrity appearances, prizes, artist demonstrations, delicious food and down-home family fun. Throughout the day enjoy live stage entertainment and strolling performers that wander the aisles and entertain attendees as they shop. Crowd favorites Tom Rigney and Flambeau will be headlining the main stage with their fiery fiddling and signature Cajun/Zydeco influenced songs. Also joining the stage entertainment are the Barbary Coast Cloggers, a high-energy American step-dance team.

The whole family will enjoy the interactive KidZone, where children can participate in hands-on crafts like gingerbread cookie decorating from Gingerbread-on-the-go.”

Community Seed Winter Rummage Sale
Saturday, November 10, 7:00AM-12:00PM
Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney Street, Santa Cruz

“The Third Winter Rummage Sale!
Because we KNOW you have things that need to be out of your house. Please contact us about your donations at info@communityseed.org - we'll even pick 'em up! Donations are also accepted on the day of the sale, but please arrive early! In any case, come on out - we'll have coffee, snacks, good music and a whole church-full of interesting items for you to rummage through to find new treasures for your delight or gifts for your loved ones.”

Collegium Occidentalis
Saturday, November 10, 8:00AM-6:00PM
Sierra Arden Church, 890 Morse Avenue, Sacramento

“This is the annual fall educational event for the West Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). It's a day full of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and all types of classes on medieval and renaissance history.

Collegium Occidentalis is a full day of classes, workshops, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations that is open to the public (with reduced admission fees for SCA members). The mission of this event is to further the understanding and appreciation of pre-17th-century history, especially in Western Europe.

Collegium is one of two, large, educational events held each year by the West Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The other is the Arts and Science Tourney, which takes place in June. The two events differ in that Collegium is held indoors, in a classroom setting, while the Tourney is held outdoors, in a camping setting. This allows for a wide variety of courses and topics to be covered by each event.”

“The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-seventeenth century Europe. The SCA Known World consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, educational classes and workshops, and much more.”

CAYA Fun For Everyone: San Francisco Chinatown  
Saturday, November 10, 10:00AM
Meeting at North Berkeley BART, 1750 Sacramento Street, Berkeley
For more details and to RSVP, contact Cross Sidhe at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Cross Sidhe says:
“If you plan to meet us there or in the middle please message me (on Facebook) so I can give you my cell number.

The Plan:
From the North Berkeley Bart Station we will take BART to the Montgomery Station. From there we will walk to Chinatown. We will return the same way.

As for lunch... we will find some place to eat in Chinatown.

Exodus: When our feet fall off!!!

This Is A Rain Or Shine Adventure. Please Dress Accordingly!!!”

Backyard Bug Hunt
Children's Program at McConaghy House
Saturday, November 10, Drop in from 10:00AM-4:00PM
McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward
$2 program fee for children, $3 tour fee for adults

“Let's dig in the dirt and look for creepy crawlies. We will try to identify our critters and make our own cornhusk crickets. Collect leaves for crayon rubbings in the McConaghy garden.”

Beeswax Candlemaking
with Doug Vincent of Beekind
Saturday, November 10, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Beekind, 921 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol, 707-824-2905
$20, please pre-register at website below

“Beeswax Candlemaking
Instruction, lecture and demo on the art of making poured beeswax candles into metal, rubber, and plastic candle molds.  Rolling candles will be shown and discussed and a take home candle can be made in another room during Doug’s class and for a short time afterward for those who wish to participate in hands on of rolling candles.

Welcome to our beautiful Beekind honey store where honey is pure, raw, natural and pesticide free. Throughout the beekind store you’ll find everything to do with bees including tips and tidbits on the healthful benefits of honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and beeswax. Beautiful and Healthful beeswax candles and beeswax candle making supplies. You can even become a beekeeper at Beekind.”

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

“We meet on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Gather at 2:00PM, begin ritual at 2:30PM. The intention of this circle is to provide a regular meeting place for Earth-Spirit, Pagan worship in Santa Cruz. Newcomers are welcome! Let us meet together in sacred trust to create closer spiritual bonds of love and understanding within our community and within our tribes. There is only one love. Following ritual will be a simple feast, and the opening of circle. (No potluck except on occasion). After circle has been opened, we invite you to stay to socialize, and perhaps have some tea and snacks.

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

This month, Makai will lead our Monthly circle.  
The theme of this Circle will be: Gratitude and Gift Giving”

Music of the Sea for Kids
Saturday, November 10, 3:00-3:45PM
on board the Balclutha, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco
Adults $5, ages 15 and under free
for more information call 415-447-5000
“History comes alive for kids in this special program, where the songs are geared for younger ears and chosen especially for fun. Ages 6 and up.

Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.”

The Road
film screening
Saturday, November 10, 5:00-7:00PM
Silk Road House, 1944 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-981-0700

“The Road is a Kazakhstani drama film directed by Darezhan Omirbaev.  Kazakhstan, France, Japan. 2001. It was screened at the  Cannes Film Festival.

The film is a classic example of a road movie, where protagonist's movement through space (the Kazakh steppes) allows him to review the time of his life's journey. His dreams and anxieties are seen through his own eyes while on a long and emotional road trip to his native village for his mother’s funeral. Not only is the film dedicated to Kazakh filmmakers, but its central hero, Amir Kobessov, is a filmmaker who is played by another Central Asian film director, Jamshed Usmonov (Tajikistan).

Language: Kazakh and Russian. Subtitles: English. Runtime: 85 min.

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

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

Reviving Spirits: The Dead
presented by the Outlook Theater Project
Saturday, November 10, 5:00-8:00PM
Progressive Grounds Mission, 2301 Bryant Street, San Francisco
donations graciously welcomed

“3 Performers, 1 Theme, 30 Minutes

The Dead is hosted by Jason Wyman, with performances by Anthony Julius Williams and Star Amerasu.

Upcoming event
December 8: The Dawn

OutLook Theater Project creates original performances about relevant issues from a queer perspective.

Our newest project, Reviving Spirits, seeks to revive the collective spirits of LGBTQIA communities through performance, media, and education.”

East Bay Waltz
Saturday, November 10, Lessons: 7:00-9:00PM, Dancing: 9:00PM-Midnight
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut Street, Berkeley
$12 for lesson and dancing, $8 for dancing only

“East Bay Waltz is a monthly casual social dance featuring mostly waltz and cross-step waltz, with polka, swing, schottische, and latin dances thrown in to mix things up.

Every month, there is a class for beginners and a class for more experienced dancers, from 7:00-9:00PM. Then, there's DJ'd social dancing and fun times from 9-midnight. $12 gets you the lesson and dance, or $8 for just the dance.

Come by yourself, or with a friend, or a crowd. People of all ages are welcome. Dress in jeans and a t-shirt, or dress up all fancy-like if you'd like.

The introductory class will be on rotary waltz, which is usually just called the ‘waltz’. Remington Stone teaches with Kathy Lowy. No experience or partner necessary!
The intermediate class will be on the Bohemian National Polka, a popular polka choreography including lots of fun pivoting. Christophe Taylor teaches with Monica Lenk.
Our DJ from 9-midnight will be Bob Galloway.”

Thanks to Ivy for letting me know about this event!

Fill As Desired: A Food and Music Event
presented by Locaphonic
featuring Amy X Neuburg and Solstice
November 10, 7:30PM
Brava! for Women in the Arts, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, 415-641-7657
$35-$40 in advance, $45 at the door

“A food and music event celebrating human creativity, community, and resilience. Composer Amy X Neuburg  and the award-winning vocal ensemble Solstice will perform Neuburg's original song cycle,  inspired by Jewish recipes collected and preserved by women imprisoned in Terezin concentration camp.  Sung in Czech, German, and English, the songs evoke the determined spirit of these women,  using culinary memory and fantasy to sustain hope. The music draws from Eastern European folk, German lieder, Weimar cabaret, and the avant-garde, using eight women's voices and electronic looping techniques to create a multi-layered, multi-language chorus.

Included in the evening will be an imaginative meal of Jewish California tapas,
inspired by the recipes and prepared with organic, locally grown ingredients.

Menu by Wise Sons Deli and Bi-Rite Market.  Wines by The Wine Club.

Menu includes:  
Crostinis with Fig and Olive Tapenade
Savory Tartlets with Caramelized Apple, Onion, and Goat Cheese
Mixed Green Salad
Noodle Kugel
Trout Salad
Chopped Liver with Pickled Onions and Rye Crisps
Chocolate Babka
Fall Fruit Salad

Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2010
Ozv Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

Fill As Desired is funded in part by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Musical Grant Program and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.”

Foundry Night
Saturday, November 10, 8:00PM until late
The Foundry, 835 Carleton Street, Berkeley

“As 2012 draws to a close, we are pleased - no, we are honored - no, we are esteemed - to invite you to the next iteration of Foundry Nights, featuring some of the best up-and-coming and established artists of the Bay Area. It will be an evening of creativity, community, madness and magic.

We are particularly excited by the new work created by our artists-in-residence expressly for Foundry Nights, and your viewing pleasure.

Admission of $15 at the door will get you more than you never knew you wanted.
This is a quasi-open air event, so please dress warmly!

Artistic talents will include:
Demon-possessed puppets and musical mayhem
The Monster Jellyfish of Enlightenment
Vegetable safari and execution trial
Everything we don't want to say but do - with bullhorn
Dance installation, fan-based
Painting, sculptures, and other visual explorations
DJ delights and lovely libations
...and other awe-inducing wonder”

Tantric Land Healing Retreat
with Sang Ngak and School of Healing Cho  
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 9:00AM-5:00PM
NeXus, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1010, Richmond
for registration details, please e-mail  info@tibetanlandhealing.com

“Heal the Earth, its spirits, your home, family and all sentient beings with the great Dzokchen Master Tsewong Sitar Rinpoche, Lama Pema, and Lama Jinpa

What You Will Learn
In these two days, you will learn how to heal your home, place of work, of teaching, your community or city - and profoundly help those that dwell there.

Creating Sacred Space
While we go about our busy daily lives, filled with material objects, activities, goals and projects, there are many unseen forces that strongly determine our success, fulfillment and future happiness. These include internal causes, such as karma patterns, the fruition of our past actions, as well as the outer energetic forces. The effects of the earth and land, stellar forces, emotional imprints and the intersection of numerous spiritual influences, have a tremendous impact on our lives. Traditionally, Tibetan lamas were called upon to perform special rituals, a kind of ‘technology of the sacred’, including land healing, in order to eliminate negative conditions and enrich and purify the environment and its inhabitants with positive forces. Such rituals can enhance our health, wealth, relationships and all aspects of our personal path and life journey of development and transformation. In this context, these practices are a blend of practical shamanic practice and traditional tantric Buddhist practice, originating in ancient India.
Below is the spectrum of rites that are used in sequence to heal, energize and sanctify one’s environment and one’s mindstream.

Blessing: Fire offering
The Sang offering is a Tibetan core ritual of shamanic land healing that uses fire and smoke to create and transmit vast spiritualized offerings into the invisible worlds. The smoke of sacred aromatic mixtures carries our mind-generated offerings to enlightened beings, local deities, land guardians and all beings in creation. The effects are:
This process clears away obstacles in general, improving health, success, happiness and spiritual development.
Healing the environment from all kinds of disturbances and negative energies.
Connecting with local non-human entities, creating stability and security.
Pacifying any home or business, creative a positive flow of energy.
Gathering vast positive karma is gathered and old karmic debts are repaid.

Enriching: Hooking wealth
Rich or poor, money and security are a source of stress and worry. The land healing practice of Yang Guk (drawing in of prosperity) is a specific Tibetan practice that allows wealth energy to flow naturally to the person, their home, workplace, relationships and projects.
Ritual effects include:
Increasing the forces that bring wealth and prosperity.
Nourished and strengthening the body.
Psychological and spiritual life is richer and fuller.
Consecrated precious Wealth Vases containing amplify the process.

Energizing: Windhorse
Windhorse is an important part of Tibetan shamanic land healing. Lungta is about the vibrancy and life force that is associated with our health, charisma, careers, relationships, spiritual life and so on. When this basic energy becomes dampened or diminished, we are unable to succeed or follow through. Lungta rituals have the effect of:
Raising up good fortune, opportunity and timing.
Increasing vitality, strength and exhaustion of modern living.
Eliminating stagnation, blockages in all aspects of life.
Prayer flags help puts the wind back under our physical and mental sails.

Purifying: Cleansing karma
Negative actions, whether intentional or perpetuated out of habit or lack of knowledge, can leave disruptive traces or ‘stains’ that pollute our lives. Tibetan land healing rituals for purification of the individual and their home are performed to:
Clear non-productive, negative energies.
Inviting powerful healing forces.
Recognize and resolve whatever faulty actions or misunderstandings one has been involved with.
Purify the mental, physical and environmental effects of wrong choices, actions, verbal statements, etc.

Clearing: Cutting obstacles
Chod is a powerful sacred method for cutting through very deep obstacles, including negative entities, harmful spirits, or the disruptive effects of a personal tragedy, death of a close relation, and sickness of all kinds. As a land healing practice, it is essential to:
Subdue and befriends all local energies, demons and negative forces.
Promote healing of difficult, intractable physical problems, where regular methods have failed.
Clear the massive karmic debts that have resulted in our difficulties.
Tibetan Land Healing is an essential practice for the environmental degradation and climatic chaos that is engulfing our world.”

Peacemaking in Practice Workshop
with Paul Raphael
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 9:00AM-5:00PM
David Yearsley Heritage Center, Steamer Landing Park, 6 Copeland Street, Petaluma
For more information, please call 707-763-7756

“Weaving Earth and Friends of the Petaluma River are grateful to host a weekend workshop with Paul Raphael an Odawa Peacemaker and internationally respected mentor in cultural repair.  In this experiential workshop, Paul will share indigenous wisdom and teaching from his traditions.  These vital teachings help us to; cultivate inner peace,gracefully navigate conflict, build resilient families and communities as well as live fully and experience our gifts!”

Petaluma Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11,
Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma

“In 2012 we're celebrating the 24th edition of this event in Petaluma. While this show has always enjoyed strong support not only from Petaluma but also from surrounding communities, it still has managed to maintain that warm friendly feel of a small-town family event.”

50 Years of American Studio Glass
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Exhibition Reception And Award Ceremony, Saturday, November 10, 6:00-9:00PM
The Crucible, 1260 7th Street, Oakland

“This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in the United States. Come join us in celebrating California artists' contributions to the studio glass movement on November 10th and 11th at the Crucible in Oakland.

This Crucible event is part of a national movement to celebrate this anniversary. The program follows the tradition of the California Glass Exchanges. San Jose State University glass instructor Dr. Fritz and his student George Jercich started the Glass Exchange with the goal of gathering the California glass community together to share skills and techniques.

Keynotes: Suellen Fowler, Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, Susan Stimsmuehlen-Amend

Demonstrations in the Crucible's six glass studios: blowing, cold working, fusing, casting, neon and flame working areas.
Panels and lectures featuring California glass artists who began working in each decade.
Two-day Pop up exhibition of California glass artists 10:00AM-5:00PM.
Reception and Awards ceremony honoring contributions to the California glass community is scheduled for 6:00-9:00PM Saturday November 10. Honoring collectors, including Dorothy Saxe and artists who have contributed to our movement.

Studio Glass Movement
The studio glass movement was founded in 1962, when artist Harvey Littleton gathered a group of artists, craftspeople, scientists and scholars at the Toledo Museum of Art for a series of hot glass workshops that demonstrated that glass could be made into art in the artist's studio rather than in an industrial setting. At the same time, starting in 1962, glass art classes and programs began to be established at colleges and universities in California. Come help us celebrate the history and future of California glass artists and innovators.

Teaching the History
Make this 50-year anniversary part of your curriculum for this semester. The Oakland Museum and California College of the Arts are also sponsoring exhibitions and events to celebrate this anniversary and California glass artists. Keep an eye on our website. We will be adding additional links and resources in the coming weeks to help you highlight other events celebrating the American Studio Glass movement.”

San Francisco Green Festival
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11,
Saturday 10:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM
SF Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco

“This is the first and original ‘Party with a Purpose’; don't miss the celebration, education and rejuvenation, all yours for the taking at San Francisco Green Festival 2012. As a city winning awards for inspiring green living and alternative power programs, it's no surprise that San Francisco is the home of the original Green Festival. Celebrated in San Francisco since 2002, it is the largest Green Festival of the five cities. The San Francisco Green Festival captures the mood and festivities as a ‘Party with a Purpose.’ Expect both inspiring and pragmatic programming reflecting the Bay Area’s diversity of interests with over 125 informative workshops, sessions, demonstrations and talks. Great live music, all-weekend film installation, a fun and engaging Green Kids' Zone, mouthwatering vegan, raw and vegetarian food vendors, top local organic beer makers and wine vintners and the best responsible shopping found anywhere.”

San Jose Holiday Art Market
Saturday-Sunday, November 10-11, 12:00-6:00PM
The Historic Reed House, 328 North Sixth Street, San Jose

“This 2nd annual arts and crafts gift fair is held within the beautiful Victorian home known as the Historic Reed House in the Hensley District of San Jose.  A select group of local, talented artists exhibit extraordinary work in this salon setting open to the holiday shopping public.  Expect to find unique, handmade goods ranging from assemblage, collage, dolls, jewelry, paintings, photography, poetry, sculpture, textiles and much more.”

Everything Old Is New Again
an evening of dinner theatre
Friday-Saturday, November 10-11, Dinner at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
plays through December 15 (no show on November 23, 24 or 30)
The Belrose Theater, 1415 5th Avenue, San Rafael
$28 for dinner and show, $18 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.”

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

“Men and women of all backgrounds are invited to participate in monthly rituals and activities dedicated to the benevolent Lady of Love.

Theme for November: The Birth of Venus

These services help you tap into the ever-flowing fountain of love within, and to connect that love with your personal practices, work, relationships, and activities in the world.”

Adocentyn Library Cataloguing Day
Sunday, November 11, 11:00AM-6:00PM, and the second Sunday of each month
Adocentyn Library, 1029 A Solano Avenue, Albany
please RSVP to Don Frew at DHF3@aol.com

Don Frew says:
“Dear Friends of the Adocentyn Research Library,

Thank you for expressing interest in helping us get the Library ready for opening. The main bottleneck has been getting the collection catalogued.

To try to move things along, the ARL Board has decided that we will have a cataloguing day at the Library every month on the Second Sunday.  We hope that Second Sunday will be easy to remember and become a regular pattern.

We'll be starting at 11:00AM and going (ideally) to 6:00PM, with a lunch break somewhere in the middle. (Anna says ‘this will be like an old-fashioned quilting bee.’)

The location is 1029 A Solano Avenue (just west of San Pablo Avenue), Albany CA. The phone number on-site is 510-280-3911, but you can reach me at home at 510-524-2078 or cell 510-919-1077.

If you can join us, you'll need to bring your own laptop with wifi capability and power cord. We'll teach you to use LibraryThing (our database), if you don't already know how to use it. (Or you can go to www.librarything.com in advance and poke around.)

We don't have a fridge or a stove on site, but if you would like a cold or hot beverage there is a cafe on our block (The Four Corners Cafe) at Solano and San Pablo - a few steps away.

Also, you should know that the restrooms are upstairs, but if you have any mobility issues the above-mentioned cafe has nice facilities and is very accommodating.

Please let me know if you can join us as space is limited (as are power outlets).

As a small token of our appreciation, everyone who joins us for this will receive a coupon for a free day-pass for use of the Library after we open (which otherwise would cost something like $10).

Thank you and Blessed Be,

Temple of Isis Activation 11:11
Sunday, November 11,
please see below for detailed schedule of events
Isis Oasis Sanctuary, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857-4747
for more information, please call 707-857-4747 or e-mail infor@isisoasis.org
http://mysticalalchemy.net (site plays music)

“The Temple of Isis and Mystical Alchemy Invite You To The 11:11 Activation

Featuring a full day of activities to inspire, empower and align with the synchronistic energy field of beauty, music, magic, love and light!

2:11PM - Isis Oasis Sanctuary Tour

3:11PM - Mystical Alchemy Sound Healing
Donations Appreciated
Heather Salmon: Vocals and Crystal Singing Bowls
Donny Regalmuto:  Vocals and Keyboard

4:11PM - Art of Dreaming Workshop
Donations Appreciated
with Heather Salmon and Loreon Vigne

6:11PM - Vegetarian Supper
$20, Reservations Required - see Eventbrite link above
Featuring a delicious vegetarian entree, salad, dessert and tea or coffee
(vegan and gluten free options provided)

8:11PM - Reggae Concert
$11 in Advance, see Eventbrite link above
$15 at the Door

Monday, November 12, 10:11AM
Yoga and Sound Immersion
Donations Appreciated
with Heather Salmon and Donny Regalmuto”

The Witch's Garden
with Rabbit
Sunday, November 11, 3:00-5:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$35 for any individual class

“Classes for the budding herbalist! Each session is a fun, casual, interactive, hands-on lesson in one facet of practical and magical herbalism.

Theme for November 11: funereal herbs, herbs of the dead, making incense

As a general rule, please wear clothes that you can get dirty in as we play with the plants and make our potions!”

Shamanic Healing Clinic
Sunday, November 11, 3:00-5:00PM (and the second Sunday of every month)
in Santa Rosa - RSVP for exact location
To reserve your place, or for more information, call 707-570-0111
$20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds

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

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

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

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

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

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

We'Moon Salon
presented by Mother Tongue Inc and Dance Brigade
Sunday, November 11, 7:00PM
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, 415-826-4441

“The iconic feminist datebook celebrates 32 years! Artists and writers step off the calendar pages and present their creative offerings in a first-ever Bay Area gathering of We'Moon contributors and friends. Join us in honoring local women visionaries and celebrating over three decades of the co-creation that is We'Moon. Dance Brigade will also be presenting work.”

The Power of Self-Healing
an Emotional Freedom Technique class
with Andrea (Courage) Johnson, MA
Sunday, November 11, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Sunday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
$10 per class

“Even though we’ve spent a lot of money on retreats and therapists looking for inner happiness, we still wonder why we aren’t feeling better about our lives. While we were able to change the world, being at peace with ourselves wasn’t as easy.  

What if the key to life’s richness was already inside of you, and so was a life filled with transformation and change? What if long lasting change meant:
Making peace with yourself, and learning to accept your body as it is now.
Having the courage to meet new people, and enjoying more positive relationships.
Having longer periods of peace and calm.

Theme for November: Prolonged loss and grief, and loss of important life energy.

Andrea’s comprehensive approach to healing will help you to achieve the lasting change you have always wanted! Come join Andrea Johnson, a spiritual devotee and transformation coach, to learn more about these powerful steps to a successful life!”

Gift Exchange Of Dance
A California Dancer’s Exchange with Eskimos in Hooper Bay, Alaska (1977-2010)
A Dance Performance and Slide Show with Patricia Bulitt
Sunday, November 11, 7:00-9:00PM
The Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance, 729 Heinz Street, Berkeley
$15 to $50 at the door
For more information, please contact Patricia Bulitt at 510-841-6612 or creek.dancer@earthlink.net

“A fundraising event for Patricia’s medical expenses and the Archive of Hooper Bay.

Patricia Bulitt is the first non-native dancer to visit Hooper Bay, Alaska in 1978.  Project Director for Their Eyes Have Seen The Old Dances: Exhibition Honoring Elder Hooper Bay Dancers and Drummers.

Patricia will perform her non-traditional storytelling dance, Mother of the Mukluk Seal Mask Dance, and traditional Yup’ik Eskimo dances learned from elders in Hooper Bay, Alaska.”

Exploring Dark Moon Magick and Divination
with Lady Jesamyn Angelica (High Priestess, Sisterhood of the Moon)
and Lady Carolina Amor (Presiding Priestess, Circulo de Isis)
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-10:00PM,
and two more Dark Moon evenings, Friday, January 11, and Monday, March 11
Bay Area location given upon registration
For more information or to register, e-mail Info@SisterhoodoftheMoon.org
You must sign up in advance for the entire series; each ritual-class builds upon the previous.
Registration deadline extended - a few places still available!
Whole series paid in advance $100, or $40 per class ($40 in advance holds your spot)

“Awaken the psychic within and open up your personal doors of perception.  In this hands-on, experiential ritual-class series, we will create a sacred container together to explore the Mysteries of the Dark Moon and the Shadow/Hidden Self through ritual and divination arts such as scrying, tarot, astrology, and Enneagram.  This class is limited to 11 women and is intentionally constructed for both beginning and accomplished Practitioners.

We will gather together on the three evenings noted above, and will continue our communication and explorations on a private email list in-between gatherings. You will also create and perform a Solitary Dark Moon ritual the evening of Thursday, December 13.  To continue flowing with our collective magick, you are highly encouraged to attend our annual Sisterhood of the Moon Dedication/Imbolc ritual on the Dark Moon/Lunar Imbolc on Saturday, February 9.

Gathering time and informal potluck dinner begins at 6:30PM for each meeting; class/ritual begins promptly at 7:00PM.  Our intention is to end class and open the circle by 10:00PM.

This class is for all women, no matter her level of experience with group ritual or Dark Moon magick.  Please email us with your questions or to sign up. Registration ends at Samhain, October 31, so that you have time to prepare yourself for our first gathering on November 13.  A list of materials and a syllabus will be emailed to you by Samhain.  We ask for a commitment to attend all three classes in this series.

Lady Jesamyn Angelica is the Presiding Priestess of Sisterhood of the Moon. She is an ordained Dianic High Priestess, certified Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner.  Lady Jesamyn has been leading group ritual for women since 1998, and has been formally teaching magickal technique since 2007.

Lady Carolina Amor (also known as Morgana Ariel) is the Presiding Priestess of the Circulo de Isis and a Reiki Master who loves Astrology, Tarot, Runes, and bellydance.  She enjoys connecting with people and helping them to find their purpose in life.

*This class is worth 3 Sisterhood of the Moon Skill credits.”

Hrafnar Oracular Seidh
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00PM
BFUU, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley
Donations accepted to pay for the space

"Now, as in the ancient North, seers and seeresses find answers to the pressing questions of folk in their communities.

Seidhjallr, the working seidhr group associated with Hrafnar, will be performing this rite at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU), located at 1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley. This practice comes from the heathen (Germanic pagan) tradition, but all are welcome.

Questions appropriate to an oracular seidh presentation are any that one might consider appropriate to address to a tarot, rune, or other reader, as well as many questions that work best in the more open, oracular format, including contact with ancestors and gods.

Doors for the event will open at 7:00PM, with the ritual expected to start at 7:30PM. Once the ritual begins, the doors will be locked; please be prompt. While there is no admission fee, we will be taking a collection (suggested donation $5) to help defray expenses, especially hall rental.”

Tarot Salon
with Grey
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-8:00PM, and the second Tuesday of each month
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted

“This month's cards: The Sun and The 6 of Wands

A Tarot discussion group for beginners and experienced readers alike. Join us in a roundtable discussion where we discuss our two cards for the month and learn, share insights and gain inspirations from one another. Bring your favorite Tarot deck with you, and be ready to share, learn (and maybe even teach) some new ideas!”

Faery Seership
with Orion Foxwood
Saturday, November 17, 10:00AM-6:30PM
Serpent's Kiss, 2015 N Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5477
for more information or to register, please call 831-423-5477 or e-mail mail@serpents-kiss.com

“Faery Seership Intensive weekend with Orion Foxwood and Brigh: Deepening the work, weaving fate and encountering the Dreamer.

Day 1: Refining Faery Seership Processes and Contact-Relationships through Inter-Level Experience, Mentoring and Practice

For those who did not do the chord work in level 5, please bring the following:
* Bring 3 strands of cord that are 9 feet long each of red, black and white in color. Apprentices that already have woven their Weaver's teather should bring them to the workshop.
**For the Dreamer Work:
Please bring a single 6-8 inch white column candle and holder. Also bring one clear quartz sphere or egg (preferably) and a pouch.

The House of Brigh is a tribe of Faery Seers and an extended family of co-creators who are trained to see and respond for humanity and planetary nature s need for integration, co-creation and restoration. The techniques, lore and vision-keys are major components of how we do this. In the module specific training, students learn new material and integrate it through same-point shared understanding and experience. Though extremely bonding, this does not challenge and invite mentorship across levels of work and encourage the freshness of revelation in the full potential of the work. During this weekend, Orion and Brigh will provide facilitate a sharing of personalized understanding across groups, set tones for mentoring/ coaching, encourage student lead processes, connect the basic processed to cross-intelligence (spirit) language-translation and promote group reflection on the vision keys (and attending spirits) and their link to each other, the physical world and the Faery Seer in a practical manner.

Day 2: Approaching the Dreamer: The Light in the Land Revealed

Faery legend tells us that at the dawn of creation, a spark of the great Star Father fell from the void of the Utterer into the land that it may breathe forth life. This living spark of creation still burns at the heart of our planet and gives forth light to all of Earth's life. In Faery Seership, this spark is a great living being known as the Dreamer and is envisioned as an androgynous child that lies sleeping on a bed of flame, dreaming the world into existence. All living things on earth embody a part of this core planetary being. All living things embody an aspect of its destiny. It is the child of the great Virgin Mother (the Utterer) who is the Black Virgin of space
itself. The mysteries of the Dreamer are profoundly sacred because they are both vision and innocence. Attended by the People of Peace (the traditional Faery races), the Dreamer holds the purpose for our lives and all of life as we know it.

Material covered will include:
The magic of wonderment
The sun at midnight
The fountain of flame
Mysteries of the star within the stone
The redeeming light of the child
The People of Peace
The Sleeper in the web
The falling fire of heaven
The holy mother and the divine child
Raising the vision fire (light from the cave)
Breathing for the land
The Cleansing Faery Fire
Assuming the throne
The Flaming Hands
Opening the enchanted mound
The golden stairs to the stars
The cauldron flame”

Evening of Healing Music
a benefit Concert for Herb de Grasse
presented by Labyrinth Circle
featuring Diana Rowan
Thursday, November 29, 7:00PM
Garden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
suggested donation $20
for more information or to RSVP, please e-mail labyrinthconcerts@gmail.com

Lezie Kinyon of Labyrinth Circle says:
“A benefit house concert for Herb de Grasse and his wife and caregiver, Ren Monson, long time Pagan Elders.  Harper Diana Rowan will play.  Other guest artists will added as they commit.

As many here know, Herb is a long time elder of the Bay Area Pagan community and has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The condition is inoperable and he is currently at home with Ren ‘reclaiming their lives’. We do not have to tell you how devastating this illness can be for a family, both emotionally and financially.

Labyrinth Circle, in cooperation with Shapeshifter Coven, is hosting an Evening of Healing Music to bless, heal, and - yes - to raise funds to help two people who have given unselfishly and with open hearts to this community for over 35 years.  Please join us.

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Choir and Band, harpist Diana Rowan, guitarist Tom Bruce, and more special guests will perform.”

This will also be a CAYA Fun For Everyone Event.

Cross Sidhe says:
“I want to let everyone know that Herb de Grasse is one of the first members of the Pagan community that I ever met. We served together from 1991 to the late 90s in the old Mystery Circle. I have not spent much time with him in recent years. However, he is always deep in my heart. Since I have known him, if Herb EVER asks for anything we should help him out. This concert is now a CAYA Fun For Everyone excursion. I ENCOURAGE everyone to join me.

I have 3 seats open.”

If you want to ride with Cross, please e-mail him at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com or send him a message on Facebook.

Have a Grand, Reviving, Awakening, Festive Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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