Thursday, February 20, 2014

Making a Shaman's Frame Drum with Adhi Two Owls

Making a Shaman’s Frame Drum
with Adhi Two Owls

Friday, April 25, 2014 6-9pm,
Saturday, April 26, 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday, April 27, 10am – 1pm

The drum is one of the sacred tools of the shaman. It carries the soul in and out of the other worlds. It is one of the oldest instruments and they are found all over the world.

In this workshop participants will create, from start to finish, a large sacred frame drum. Each day will be filled with ceremony and the magical process of bring the drum to life. We will finish the drum and give it its voice and awaken its song on Sunday.

Workshop begins Friday night with blessing the hides and soaking them, On Saturday, we will work to create the drums and on Sunday we enter into ceremony to awaken the drum and put our heart beat into it and bring her voice out.

Please bring with you a sharp scissors, pencil, large towel you don't mind getting dirty, tobacco for offerings, and a note book.

Cost for this workshop is $325. A $100 non-refundable materials deposit is required by March 29, 2014. This fee covers the workshop and materials only. Housing is on your own.
This is the only drum-making workshop Adhi has scheduled for 2014, and space is limited, so register early!

Bring to class:  Your journal and a yoga mat and/or blanket to sit on.
Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, across the cobblestones from Central Market.  Stop in or phone 717-290-1517 to register.

Adhi is a traditionally-trained shaman and has been studying the rattle as a tool for transformation for almost 20 years.  She draws from many different teachers and their wisdom.  Adhi is an accomplished artist, energy worker, Radiesthesiologist (vibrational dowser), and researcher. Her primary area of study is sacred objects, ritual items, magical tools and the temple sciences that guide them. She has spent that last 2 decades understanding deeper patterns and energies that make them work. Adhi's formal training is from the Kansas City Art Institute. Other training is in Bio-geometry, Reiki, Shamanism, Buddhism, and advanced energy sciences.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Shamanic Healing Appointments with Adhi Two Owls

April 24 through May 5, 2014

Adhi offers healing in many transformational techniques, depending on the needs of the client’s situation. From shaking the rattle and journeying to other dimensions to receive information, entity/attachment removal, Radiesthesia (dowsing for people, places and things), tarot readings, throwing the bones for divination, Reiki, and energy balancing... 

She says, “What is most important to me as a healer is to bring you to a place of balance, wholeness, clarity and serenity as efficiently and effectively as possible. This will look different for everyone. I have learned that wellness is a process of recognizing and changing our relationship to people, places and things. I encourage my clients to seek out support from family, friends and the community. It is by balancing the inner and outer worlds that people get healthy.”

A limited number of healing appointments are available . Adhi normally charges $150.00 for an appointment, but is offering them at Radiance for a very special discounted rate of $85.

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517, to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Elements of Magic: an introductory course in Reclaiming Tradition

Using the art of magic, we deepen our vision and focus our will, empowering ourselves to act in the world.

In the tradition of STARHAWK & Reclaiming, this class will explore the Elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit as used to develop a practice of Goddess Spirituality and Magic, sometimes called Witchcraft.

Working through each individual element, students will learn & refine techniques to include:  Creation of Sacred Space, breath-work, spell-craft, chanting, visualization & trance, and structuring rituals in an experiential format.  We will learn to sense, shift and move energy.  This is an opportunity to experience deep magic as we learn the skills on which to build our individual practices.  The concept of the triple self and its importance in this magical tradition will be introduced. Once aligned, we will open the whole of ourselves to the beauty and love around us, creating rituals and practices that can transform us and the worlds about us.

Preparation:  Read the first six chapters of The Spiral Dance, by Starhawk.

This class is considered the first of the Reclaiming Tradition’s core classes.  Sarah, an initiated Reclaiming Tradition priestess and teacher, and Beth will facilitate class.  Please be committed to attending all 6 classes.

When: Thursdays, March 20 thru April 24, 2014, 6-9:00pm
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across the cobblestones from Central Market)
      Phone 717-290-1517 for more information
Cost:   $195 - $155 sliding scale, includes a copy of The Spiral Dance.

Stop in to register, or send a $50 non-refundable deposit with your registration & contact information to Sarah Preston at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA  17603.  Balance due at first class unless arrangements have been made.  Stop in to pick up your book.  If you have previously completed Elements with Sarah, you are welcome to join the class at no cost, but will be expected to assist when asked.

About the Cost:
In Reclaiming, we try to balance the need to be justly compensated for our labor with our commitment to make our work available to people of all economic levels.  By using a sliding scale, we hope that those who can afford to do so will pay on the higher end.

Goddess traditions are growing in our culture. It is a call from and to the ancient Goddess and Her immanence. It is a call to know ourselves in all of our parts, so that we can create the powerful magic that changes all of the worlds. While we live in a culture of domination and control, sacred worlds full of desire, beauty, love and grace surround us and the Craft of the Wise opens them to us.  Witches honor the cycles of nature, the earth and the goddesses and gods that live within each of us.  Reclaiming is an ever-evolving tradition that is rooted in Eco-feminism and the Feri Tradition. It is dedicated to personal empowerment, teaching and unifying spirit and politics.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bellydance Classes with Tahjia!

Wednesday evenings at 6:00
March 5 through April 9, 2014

In this age, when many people are looking to the East for the ancient remedies for health and relaxation, belly dance is often overlooked.  It is an effective exercise, a fun hobby, a great relaxation tool and a path that many women find is an excellent way to reconnect with their sacred feminine nature.  Tahjia teaches an eclectic style of dance, including techniques and moves from Vintage Cabaret, Egyptian, Turkish Romany and others.

Classes will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St. in the heart of downtown Lancaster, across from Central Market.

Wednesdays, March 5 through April 9
6:00pm Mixed Beginner & Intermediate class

$75 for a six-week session, $15 per class.  While we encourage you to sign up for the entire session, drop-ins are welcome! 

Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a long scarf to tie around your hips.

Tahjia has been professionally bellydancing since 1997. Her first dance teacher was Carolyn Weinand of Lancaster PA.  She has danced with troupes: Desert Wind; Jewels of the Nile; Troupe Hipnotique and also solo. She has studied with many teachers such as Fahteim of California; Rhea; Susanna Del Vechio; and currently with Artemis Mourat and Samira Shuruk.
Tahjia began teaching in 2006 in Lancaster. Her specialty style of dance is Vintage Cabaret which was danced in the 1970’s Arabic clubs in New York and California.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Let's Make Fire Cider!

 Let’s Make…
 Fire Cider!
With community herbalist,
Sarah Preston
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 1-3:30pm

Fire Cider is a traditional cold remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. Almost every herbalist makes a version of this tasty combination of cider vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting herbs and vegetables. Fire Cider is especially pleasant and easy to incorporate into your daily diet to help boost the immune system, stimulate digestion, and get you nice and warmed up on cold days.

Because this is a folk preparation, the ingredients can vary slightly, depending on when you make it and what’s growing around you. The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, and we will discuss plenty of other herbs that you might want to include in your own Fire Cider.

Cost for this class is $30. Bring a half gallon of raw apple cider vinegar to class, all other ingredients will be provided.

Class will be held in the classroom at Radiance.  To register call Radiance, 717-290-1517, or stop by the shop at 9 W Grant St, in downtown Lancaster, right across the cobblestones from Central Market. 

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.