Teaching at Sacred Space 2011
More information about the Sacred Space Foundation conference is available at: http://www.sacredspacefoundation.org/. Weekend only is $100 and a day pass is $60!
Saturday, 2/26, at 1:30pm: Giving Good Ritual, by Ketzirah & Angela Raincatcher
Group ritual is not as easy as it looks. Stepping into the center of the circle with everyone’s eyes on you takes courage, confidence, and a willingness to be open to the flow of energy. Experiment with some tricks of the trade to increase your comfort and your effectiveness in taking a role in group ritual. Learn how to activate the three flows of energy necessary for powerful group magick. This class is recommended for anyone new to public ritual or just wanting to improve their ritual performance.
Ketzirah and Angela have worked together for over 10 years to bridge large theological, theoretical, and experiential gaps and create rituals that work for diverse groups. They are both ordained celebrants of Becoming, a panentheist church in Washington, DC.
Sunday, 2/27 at 9:00am: Binding Spells: Weddings, Handfastings, and Commitment Ceremonies
Creating a commitment ceremony for yourself or for someone else is scary process. Many of us only ever do this once in a life time, and for everyone – there is a first time. In today’s culture, the focus is much more heavily on the reception than the ceremony. But the truth is that the ceremonies are actually binding spells, they create a family where there were once individual people.
In this workshop we’ll explore the magickal implications of weddings, handfastings, and commitment ceremonies. We’ll also look at how to ensure a good match between the officiant and the couple. The discussion will also include important topics like dealing with interfaith issues. Finally, we’ll look at the concept of using the commitment ceremony planning process as an intentional practice to build the foundations for a strong marriage/committed life
Ketzirah has studied, written, and performed a variety of Jewish and Pagan commitment ceremonies, and even one Hindu/Western-Spiritual-but-Non-Tradition-Specific ceremony.
Sunday, 2/27 at 12:30pm: Cultivating Sustainable Spiritual Practice
In this workshop we will explore the wheel of the year specifically by looking at what seasons are most nurturing for specific aspects of a spiritual practice, and how by aligning our spiritual practice to this approach can benefit our lives.
This workshop will explore a sustainable spirituality approach to the wheel of the year, nurturing practices for each phase of the year, and how to create goals and/or a plan for the year based on this concept
Ketzirah has published a monthly e-zine looking at the wheel of the year from the perspective of Earth-based Magikcal Judaism for several years, and was honored at Kohenet ordination as a m’agelet (circlemaker), in part, for this work