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, January 1, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for the Week starting Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wicca Wednesdays, ’Tis the Season for Science, Hrafnar Oracular Seidh,
Living Light Cinema: Finding Joe, Stirring the Cauldron: A Roundtable Discussion, A Starry Evening Under the Night Sky, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along, CAYA Fun For Everyone: Snowshoeing, A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball, The Heroine’s Journey in World Myth, Holiday Lego Show, Boar's Head Festival, Goddess Awakening, CAYA Sprouts trip to Chabot Space and Science Center, Shamanic Journeys for Interfaith Mystics, A Course In Modern Conjure, Roy Zimmerman's Wake Up Call Concert, Tarot Salon, The Ifa Way, Beginning Ritual Creation, In Her Name Circle: Great Goddess Rising, Writing My Memoir

Wicca Wednesdays
with Didi
Wednesday, January 2, 7:30-8:30PM,
and twelve more Wednesdays through March 27
Serpent's Kiss, 2015 N Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831-423-5477
$28 per class module or $300 for the series ($65 savings with advance registration)
for more information or to register, please call 831-423-5477 or e-mail mail@serpents-kiss.com

“I am very excited to share my knowledge and experience with you.
The series is structured as a 13 week course, culminating with a Full Moon ritual on the 13th week.

Wicca 101 with Didi

Module 1: Paganism, Witchcraft and Wicca - discussion of the history and anthropology of polytheistic belief systems.

Module 2: Getting started - the art of honoring your own energy. We will discuss techniques of creating sacred space, grounding, centering, visualization and meditation.

Module 3: Magick and Intention - Tapping into our personal power. Focus and the power of words - written, spoken and thought.

Module 4: Elements - Honoring the elements and working with elemental power.

Module 5: Magickal Tools and Altars - What are Magickal tools? How to consecrate and use them. Basic altar construction.

Module 6: What is Ritual? Creating your own ritual - intention and focus.

Module 7: Ritual Construction - creation and cleansing of sacred space, grounding and centering, circle casting, calling the quarters.

Module 8: Ritual Construction continued - calling/invoking Deity, raising energy and doing the work, cakes and ale, thanking and releasing Deity and the quarters, opening the circle.

Module 9: Connecting with Deity - a discussion about pantheons, honoring, invoking and working with Deity.

Module 10: The Wheel of the Year - Sabbats and Esbats

Module 11: Spellcasting - constructing intention, doing work on behalf of others, corresponding days, lunar influences.

Module 12: Circle Etiquette - Perfect Love and Perfect Trust - What it means to create Magick with others.

Module 13: Esbat Ritual - Honoring the first Full Moon of spring.”

’Tis the Season for Science
Wednesday-Sunday, January 2-6 - final week
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
see website for schedule and ticket details

“Enjoy wintry festivities and family fun that explore the diverse and often surprising ways that birds, bears, and other animals survive and thrive in winter. Share warm tidings at the Academy’s seasonal celebration November 16, 2012 through January 6, 2013.

Celebrate Winter
Returning for a third year is our special exhibit, ’Tis the Season for Science. Enjoy indoor snow flurries twice an hour in the Piazza. Examine mounted specimens of a polar bear, snow geese, monarch butterflies, and more, and discover how these animals survive using one of two winter strategies - heading south or staying home.

Live Reindeer
Meet a pair of live reindeer in the East Garden. Don’t be confused by their antlers. Reindeer are the only species of deer in which both males and females have antlers.

Snowman Theater
Come inside an immersive digital dome shaped like a giant snowman to explore the science of Earth’s seasons. Children ages five and older will gain a new perspective on our planet and enjoy a close-up look at animals adapting to seasonal changes.

New programs for all ages are geared toward animals in winter, including:

Reindeer Rendezvous
Daily at 12:00PM
Ever wonder how reindeer are able to travel so far? Get up close with live caribou and discover why these animals are known as the Nomads of the North, migrating up to 3,000 miles per year.

Holiday Migration Quest
Daily at 1:30PM
Team up and investigate the winter migration patterns of gray whales and monarch butterflies by participating in a friendly game show-style trivia contest.

Specimen Spotlight: Migrating Monarchs
Thursdays at 11:30AM
Discover the amazing life cycle of monarch butterflies, which migrate thousands of miles each winter, and view beautiful specimens in the Academy’s Naturalist Center.

For a complete list of programs, see our Daily Calendar tab.”

Hrafnar Oracular Seidh
Thursday, January 3, 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.”

Living Light Cinema: Finding Joe
Thursday, January 3, 7:30PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View, 650-988-9800
Free, but please call to reserve a seat

“In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told. He called it ‘the hero’s journey.’  Finding Joe explores how the hero’s journey is relevant and essential in today’s world. The film takes you on an inspirational quest of self-discovery, ‘following your bliss’  to a fully realized life. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think. A great prelude to our Heroine’s Journey  event, on January 5th! 80 minutes.”

Stirring the Cauldron: A Roundtable Discussion
with Elayne Lockhart
Friday, January 4, 7:00-8:30PM, and the first Friday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342

“Join us on the first Friday of each month for a round table discussion. Each month a topic is selected in regards to paganism, witchcraft, or the esoteric arts. This is a moderated group; strong discussion is welcomed, however respect for diverse opinion and tolerance of other people's beliefs is a must.

Elayne Lockhart is a 4th generation witch living in the East Bay, where she works to educate the public on paganism and the esoteric arts. She has appeared in various live and print media regarding witchcraft and is the former moderator of Witchy Wednesdays. You can reach Elayne by phone at 925-935-3808, by e-mail at elaynelockhart@yahoo.com.”

A Starry Evening Under the Night Sky
with Stargazer Li
Friday, January 4, 8:30-11:00PM - WEATHER PERMITTING
location in Sebastopol -  address given upon registration
$20 per person
Limited space is available, only room for 20 cars, so register soon!

“Come join me 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 Jupiter, Orion, the Twins, the Dog Star, and so much more...

To Register, Email Me with
the numbers of adults (no kids this time) that will be attending
(and in how many cars), and how you know me.
I’ll email back to confirm you're on the list and then I'll email you details on the location and what to bring in the days before the event. Plan to arrive around 8:00PM to get situated before full dark. And know that we may go a bit past 11:00PM.”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-Along
Friday-Sunday, January 4-6,
Friday and Saturday, 7:30PM, Sunday 2:00PM
The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, 408-404-7711

“Run away! Run away! No, wait - don't run away! Run to The Retro Dome to catch the movie that inspired the hit Broadway musical.

Bonuses: Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam...

Quote-alongs are presented with a 15-20 minute pre-show that, depending on the movie, includes contests, previews and trivia.”

Yes, follow the naughty Grail-shaped beacon to the Retro Dome with the speed of an unladen, non-migratory swallow!

CAYA Fun For Everyone: Snowshoeing At Donner Lake Memorial State Park

Saturday, January 5
for more information, please contact Cross Sidhe at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Cross Sidhe says:
“Love the snow? Always wanted to see snow? Want to learn to snowshoe for free? Then come and join CAYA Fun For Everyone’s first snow trip!

Snowshoeing is fun and easy. If you can hike you can snowshoe. That simple!
If you do not own snowshoes and poles then message me for rental info.
Cross country skiers are most welcome!

We will be leaving Crockett around 6:00AM. Crash overs can be arranged. We will be arriving at Donner about 9:00AM or later. We will be shoeing around the lake till we get to a mutual half way point. Afterwards we can sit back, take in the view, and play in the snow.

There will be no set time to go home.

I have three seats open in Hecate. Hecate is a 4x4 with severe weather tires. I do have chains and de-icer. If you are planning on meeting us there please have tire chains or cables. I have de-icer for your windshield wipers upon request.

Please help with gas of $25. If you are down on your luck then send me a private message.
If you are interested in coming or driving please message me. All seats will be confirmed.

For more CAYA Fun for Everyone trips and happenings.  Please join the Facebook page
or send an e-mail to: cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Blessed Be!

Cross Sidhe”

A Victorian Twelfth Night Ball
presented by PEERS
Saturday, January 5,
Doors Open 6:45PM, Dance Lesson: 7:00PM, Dancing Begins: 8:00PM
Masonic Lodge of San Mateo, 100 N Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo

“Dance, sing, and play at the season’s loveliest old-fashioned holiday party - a 12th Night Ball hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Bangers and Mash, the Bay Area’s most irresistible country dance band, will play a variety of Viennese and rotary waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, schottisches, the Lancers, reels, and other set dances popular in the early and mid-19th century (As usual, all set dances will be taught or called and partners are not required. Indeed, introductions to partners will be cheerfully provided!).
Suggested costume is evening or day dress from 1837 through 1870 (the heyday of Dickens’ literary career), any class. Modern evening dress is, as always, a completely acceptable substitute for period costume, and there is no dress code for the evening. Ladies, if you’re wearing a ball gown or evening gown, please be sure to bring a wrap since the ballroom will be cold before the dancing starts.  Once we start dancing, the ballroom warms up beautifully!
Intermission entertainment includes an interactive performance by the Peerless Music Hall and a special performance by our guest of honour, Mr. Charles Dickens. As usual, there will be other special guests at the ball, including a number of Mr. Dickens' most popular characters..
To sustain us through this vigorous evening of  dancing, punch and a light Old English snack buffet will be served (As usual, your potluck contributions to Mrs. Fezziwig’s kitchen are very welcome).”

The Heroine’s Journey in World Myth
with Valerie Estelle Frankel
Thursday, January 3, 7:30PM
East West Bookstore, 324 Castro Street, Mountain View, 650-988-9800
Free, but please call to reserve a seat

“Many know Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man grows to adulthood while battling his dark alter-ego. Now mythologist Valerie Estelle Frankel, author of From Girl to Goddess, the first book on the heroine’s journey in myth, explores the universal heroine’s journey. We’ll journey step-by-step through ancient myths and creatrix epics from the virginal Kore and bow-wielding Anat to the crone-goddesses Spider Grandmother and Copper Woman, upsetting popular notions of the passive, helpless girl.”

Holiday Lego Show
Saturday-Sunday, January 5-6 - final week
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00PM
Bay Area Family Church, 2305 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Leandro

“Everybody is welcome to see a Lego winter display this December.

This is a special Lego show. It is a fundraiser for the 7th and 8th grade Principled Academy students.  All Proceeds will go to their Washington DC trip coming this spring 2013.
Come and enjoy the display and at the same time support the 7th and 8th graders.

Opening Dates and hours:
December 9, 2012 - January 6, 2013, Every Saturday (10:00AM - 4:00PM) and Sunday (1:00PM - 4:00PM)
Closed all other days
2305 Washington ave, San Leandro, CA, 2nd floor
Admission: $1 per person

The size of this display is smaller than last summer and there is NO Lego for sale, but there is plenty of Lego to play with!”

Boar's Head Festival and Mid-Winter Gala

Saturday, January 5, 6:30PM
Seventh Avenue Performances, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco

Sunday, January 6, 3:00PM
First Lutheran Church of Palo Alto, 600 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto

“We combine our two most popular events this year for a grand celebration of Twelfth Night and Mid-Winter presided over by her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I!  

The evening begins with a silent auction accompanied by the most delicious appetizers
in the realm washed down with mead and wine; her Majesty then invites you and a magical, mysterious guest or two, to a concert at her court to end the Yuletide season with a celebration of The Boar’s Head - the world’s oldest continuously celebrated Yuletide feast for over 650
years, with the music of Medieval through Contemporary England and lots of chances for you to sing along.  Legend has it that a scholar was studying a book of Aristotle while walking through the forest on his way to Midnight Mass.  Suddenly, he was confronted by an angry wild boar.  Having no other weapon, the resourceful Oxonian rammed his metal-bound philosophy book down the throat of the charging animal, whereupon the brute choked to death.  That night the boar's head, finely dressed and garnished, was borne in procession to the dining room, accompanied by carolers singing ‘in honor of the King of bliss.’  After the concert you’ll enjoy a feast featuring wassail, king’s cake and traditional meat and vegetable pies.”

Goddess Awakening - Temple services for She of 10,000 Names
with Rabbit, Iris, and guest Priestesses
Sunday, January 6, 11:00AM-12:00PM, (and the first Sunday of every month)
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Donations gratefully accepted
Women only

"Women! Join our spiritual circle for an empowering start to your day, bringing alive the wisdom of the Goddess within!

We are a holy community of sacred sisters, encouraging one another through our challenges and celebrating our triumphs.”

CAYA Sprouts trip to Chabot Space and Science Center
Sunday, January 6, 12:00-3:00PM
Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
admission: under 2 years old free, age 3-12 $11.95, age 13-18 $12.95, adults $15.95

“We have invoked the Star Goddess many times in CAYA rituals, so now lets go and learn about those celestial bodies we hold so dear. Join CAYA Sprouts for a fun filled afternoon at the Chabot Space and Science Center from 12:00 to 3:00PM on January 6. You can take a simulated moonwalk, watch a film about Mayan civilization and mythology, check out the many exhibits, and look through a telescope at the observatory. This is a trip you won't want to miss!

Meet at the Skyline Bistro on the main floor of the Spees building at 12:00PM.”

Shamanic Journeys for Interfaith Mystics
with Katrina Leathers
Sunday, January 6, 3:00-5:00PM
El Cerrito, exact location given upon registration
Sliding scale $15-$25, limited to 6 people
to register, please contact Katrina Leathers at ktrix13@msn.com

“Shamanic journeys have been practiced around the world for millennia, in our search for connection to the invisible forces of our world. Whatever your spiritual orientation, the shamanic journey can be a means to explore non-ordinary levels of reality, and make connections in that realm. This direct experience is a powerful source of teachings, guidance, and healing.

We will meet in a small group, in my office in the El Cerrito hills. You will learn the basics of shamanic journeying, and how you can integrate journeying into your own spiritual routine. We will spend about a third of our time in the journeys, and have plenty of time for personal reflection, sharing and questions.”

Thanks to Lorelei for letting me know about this event!

A Course In Modern Conjure
with Chas Bogan
Sunday, January 6, 3:00-6:00PM, and the first Sunday of every month
The Mystic Dream, 1437 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, 925-933-2342
$30 per session
This year-long series began in June.

“Learn new and traditional practices for American folk magic, known also as Hoodoo, Rootwork, Hedge Witchery and Conjure.

Discussions and training will include the following topics:
Conjuring energy and spirits from herbs, stones, minerals, and animal curios.
Working with the ancestors and the use of graveyard dirt and bone curios.
Techniques and uses for psalms, seals and personal sigils.
Formularies and hands on instruction on concocting oils, powders, baths and other magical apothecaries.

This class plots a course intended to help you evolve as a Rootworker, covering history, spiritual cleansing, psychic development, the arts of hexing and healing, building relationships with the divine world around us, and much more.

For this class we will examine how to conjure the power found in herbs. As a foundation for making our own apothecary products throughout the class we will work with herbal allies to create an herb blend used for money drawing. We will approach this work according to the Doctrine of Signatures and shamanic exploration of the spirits within herbs. We will also examine various other methods traditionally used for money drawing.

Chas Bogan is an artist and mystic, having studied and practiced many diverse forms of metaphysics for the past 25 years. That experience is reflected in his art, which ranges from the design of unique divination tools to various other forms of sacred expression. His shamanic talents have lead him to create various collections of spiritual supplies crafted for Modern Conjure Brand, such as baths; oils; powders; waters; and more. He is available for consultations and spiritual work by appointment Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; during which
he may be serving my clients in my capacity as a Reiki Master Teacher; Rootworker; Tarot Reader; Conjure Doctor. He teaches various magical arts including the Feri Tradition of which he is an initiate.”

Roy Zimmerman's Wake Up Call Concert
Sunday, January 6, 7:00PM   
UU Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
$18 or pay what you can

“What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years.”

Roy Zimmerman is one of my favourite local musicians!

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

“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!”

The Ifa Way: Discussions on the Yoruba Spiritual Path
Wednesday, January 9, 7:00-9:00PM,
and the second Wednesday of each month
Bay Area location provided upon RSVP
to RSVP, please e-mail iyamahea@thescaredforest.org

“Curious about the Yoruba spiritual tradition? Interested in exploring our relationship with Nature energy and the Ancestors? The Ifa Way recognizes the sacredness of life as revealed through an indigenous African perspective.

Join us for a series of gatherings in which we will learn about Ifa and its unique world view.

Teachings will include:
Understanding the Orisa
Finding Your Song
Ritual and ceremony
Creating altars and sacred space

Our first gathering: Introduction To Ifa

Subsequent meetings will occur on the second Wednesday of (most) months.
Location of the meeting is at a private home and will be provided upon your RSVP.

There will be a limited number of attendees.  Please contact us to reserve your place.”

Beginning Ritual Creation
with Lezlie Kinyon
Thursday, January 10, 7:00-9:00PM,
and six more Thursdays, January 17, 24, and 31, and February 8, 21, and 28
Garden Gate Center, 2911 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley
$5-$25 sliding scale per class, text $7
http://www.gardengatecreate.com (site plays music)

“What makes ritual different in different religions, spiritual paths, and civic events?  How is a ritual created?  What are the kinds of rituals?
We will cover these questions and more once per week in a salon-style course looking at rituals of Familia, Thalia, and Rites-of-Passage.

Text: Elements of Beginning Ritual Construction by Blacksun of Elvenhearth (provided, please bring $7 to cover the cost of this text.)

We will cover: The differences between and uses for a ceremony, a service, and a ritual. The purpose of ritual; ritual use in personal, public, and ongoing circles; creating sacred space; our tools: making and acquiring, symbolic meanings and use; purpose, intent, and intentionality;  What is an altered state of consciousness? Guided meditation and guided fantasy and trance induction; music and dance; litanies, liturgies, spells, songs and chants; using all the senses: food, art, sound, scent, movement; raising, using and directing flow and energy; using folklore, folkways, myth, symbol, allegory, allusion and story.”

In Her Name Circle: Great Goddess Rising
with Joy Reichard
Thursday, January 10, 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.

This month’s circle features Sherri Rose-Walker, Poet and Convener or the Pacifica Poetry Forum, accompanied by Patricia Haan, Celtic Harper.

Upcoming dates:
February 7     
March 7
April 11
May 9
June 6”

Writing My Memoir: A Journey of Discovery and Cathartic Self-Expression
A 10 week Writing Workshop/Retreat Series (Part 1)
with Veenaa Saynana
Saturday, January 19, 1.30-5.30PM
and 9 more Saturdays through March 23
Bay Area location given upon registration.

“I am thrilled to present this 10 week workshop/retreat series, and I invite you to immerse yourself in a joyful writing experience that will be unlike any other. Once a week, we will escape far from the madding, perhaps maddening, crowd, to a retreat haven that is within a 30 minute drive from downtown Berkeley and Oakland, set up in the hills, close to greenery and open spaces, where our minds can actually come to stillness and be inspired; where our creative juices can flow like honeyed nectar.

Consider these questions:
Is there a story buried deep inside of you, a tale of an awesome journey of ups and downs that has shaped you into the person that you are? Has that story been yearning, burning, simply waiting to be told?
Have the skeletons in your closet been grinning ghoulishly, taunting you with insider secrets that never let up in the eternal quest for healing, pushing you to put pen to paper, in pursuit of a cathartic release?
Have you thought of writing your memoir, leaving behind a powerful written legacy to inspire, educate or illuminate the lives of others with the wisdom you have gleaned in the course of your life?
Have you been stymied by technical details or perhaps lack the necessary motivation and perseverance required of such an endeavor?

Here is the help you need.
This course is offered to a small, powerful group of individuals united in the common goal of writing a memoir, in a nurturing and supportive space, receiving the technical expertise of story crafting, peer evaluation, group support and the added incentive of accountability.
We will cover a wide range of topics - from intention setting and purpose of writing to clearing away any writers’ blocks, to crafting your message, creating a narrative arc, research and planning, editing and rewriting, peer evaluation and more.

This course is held over a 10 week period. Participants are asked to commit to the entire period, even if they are unable to attend every session. You will have access to a digitally recorded session if you are unable to be present.

The workshops are divided into segments with a teaching component, 2 writing slots, sharing and peer evaluation. There will be a support network created through which participants are encouraged to post their pieces for critique and to receive support should they need it. There will be time given to ceremony and healing to clear blocks when and where appropriate.
By committing to a 10 week writing series, you are making a powerful statement of commitment towards writing your memoir. If you have been receiving a powerful push to write, to putting down on paper your own powerful journey, the story of your life, your incredible life - then I invite you to take this first step now.

The Gift
You will be held in a creative cradle, nurtured and supported by a wise, compassionate, experienced facilitator and a support group of powerful writers, all united in a common goal. You will set a list of practical intentions to which you will be held accountable by the group. You will receive motivation, peer support and evaluation to help you with crafting your story. You can give yourself the gift of retreat out into nature, which in itself is such a gift, to allow your creativity to blossom. You believe behind a lasting legacy, the gift of the story of your life, for your children and your children’s children. And should you decide not to publish, if that is not your goal, then the experience, the catharsis of writing is a gift in and of itself.
What a priceless gift!

Veenaa Saynana started teaching writing skills in 1982 in Singapore elementary schools. She then went on to teach creative writing to people of all ages. She has also taught auto-writing workshops in Singapore, New York, Oregon, Canada and Bali. She is the author of Mary Magdalene Speaks- Pathway to Empowerment, a channeled book that she wrote on a spiritual journey down the Pacific Northwest. She is a multi-faceted performer who created ‘Christmas Nipples’, a comedic one-woman show that had Berkeley in titters (pun intended) for 2 years! She has a successful international healing and coaching practice through which she empowers others to live more fulfilling and abundant lives by following their authentic passion. She has been strongly drawn to put her life-story in memoir form and invites those with a similar calling to join her in her exuberant endeavor.

Registration Details: A $100 deposit is required to confirm your place. The balance must be paid one week before the start of the course.
Paypal the amount to veenaasaynana@gmail.com, or mail a check to Veenaa Saynana with your details including email and phone number to: 1034, 61st St, Oakland, CA 94608.
Details about Part 2 will be announced later.
Venue: A haven with a natural setting, a 20 to 30 minute drive from downtown Berkeley/Oakland

If you have any questions, please email Veenaa at veenaasaynana@gmail.com

Have a Starry, Stirring, Mythic, Mystic Week!

Molly Blue Dawn

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