Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In Tune With the Moon and Astrology Readings with Dan Furst

An Free Evening of Sacred
Chant and Sound Healing with
Dan Furst

April 27 (Tue), 7:00pm
at Radiance
9 W. Grant St., Lancaster, PA

Dan Furst’s acclaimed book Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth has been published this year by Llewellyn Worldwide. He’ll be at Radiance to sign his book and talk about how and guide an exploration into sacred chant and the healing powers of sound and intention.

“Dan Furst is one of the best astrology writers out there.”
 Rob Brezsny, Free Will Astrology

Dan Furst has been a professional astrologer for over thirty years. He has written his immensely popular Universal Festival Calendar since 1998 on his Hermes 3 website – http://www.hermes3.net -- which Body and Soul called “a wonderful site, full of historical and mythological information.” He’s an internationally-respected authority on rituals and spiritual practices around the world. He has worked as a writer, actor, teacher and ceremonial artist in New York, Hawaii, Japan, India and Egypt, and lives now in Urubamba near Cusco, Peru.

Dan will be at Radiance, in Lancaster April 27 – 28 for private astrology and tarot readings at special Friends of Radiance rates: $150 for Astrocartography, $125 for birth chart and transit readings (both 90 minutes), $45 for tarot readings (30 minutes). All astrology readings are recorded to mp3 files that can be played on any computer. Bring a flash drive, and you can take everything – recording, chart and maps – home with you when we’re done. For information, and to book an astrology reading with Dan: (717) 290 – 1517 or e-mail LabyrinthHerbs@aol.com

Monday, March 29, 2010

Threads of Connection, Strands of the Web

An Exhibit at Radiance
9 W Grant St., Lancaster, PA
March 15 through May 30, 2010
Artist Reception on Friday, April 2, 5-8pm

Born of the deep desire to celebrate our connection with the natural world, Sylvan Thorncraft looks for the magical spark that resides in all things to inspire her fabric collage work. The spirits of the forest, the divas of the flowers, the dancing clouds slowly emerge from luminous layers of silk and gauze. A large portion of these pieces are created with cast off women's blouses, in the spirit of honoring women's intimate connection with fabric and the making of thread, cloth and clothing through time. Fabric invites us in, it touches our skin, protects us, lives with us. In many cases, Thorncraft's work is as much inspired by finding "the perfect" bit of cloth for a piece as it is by the desire to express a specific vision. Their creation is organic and fluid, arranging a layer then looking for what that layer is calling for next, working to bring the individual parts into relationship, into the community that is the finished piece.

Sylvan Thorncraft lives and works in the eastern Catskill Mountains of New York. Having been engaged with the creative process all of her life, she celebrates how sewing connects her to her female ancestors, both known and unknown. Student of nature and the ancient traditions of the people who knew her so intimately, she hopes to tap into the deep sea of our collective wisdom for the images she creates. To see more please visit her web site: www.emeraldspritestudio.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 27, at 8:30 PM your local time, turn your lights off and unplug your appliances for an hour. You will be joining with millions of people and thousands of municipalities around the world in a dramatic demonstration of unified global cooperation for a sustainable environment. www.earthhour.org

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kundalini Yoga Schedule for Spring!

The yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga combines pranayam (breathwork), mantra (sound), asana (postures), relaxation, and meditation in each class. This yogic technology will create harmony throughout your entire being. Kundalini Yoga can be experienced by all ages and fitness levels.

Tuesday morning classes: 8:30am to 10am
Every Tuesday except May 4

Wednesday evening classes: 6:30pm to 8pm
Every Wednesday except May 5

Saturday classes are ongoing Noon to 1:30pm
(No class March 27, April 17 or June 12)

$12.00 per class or $ 60.00 for a 6-class card. Drop-ins are always welcome!
Classes are held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster (across from Central Market). Call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by to register.

Bring to class: a natural fiber blanket or towel and/or a yoga mat; a pillow if it will help you sit with more comfort on the wooden floor. Dress loosely and in layers.

Padmani Kaur (Christine Cappabianca) practiced Hatha Yoga for 10 years & taught for 6 years. The philosophy of tension release, increased energy, & feeling happier motivated her to then study & teach Kundalini Yoga (3 years now). She believes in a gentle approach so that each student can experience the beauty & benefits in the science of Kundalini. Christine is an I.K.Y.T.A. certified teacher as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Elements of Magic class starting soon

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 the practice of Magic, Witchcraft, and Goddess Spirituality.

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 experiential rituals. 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.

Prerequisite: 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 Jen will facilitate class. Please be committed to attending all 6 classes.

When: Fridays, March 26 thru May 14, 2010, 6-9:30pm
No class April 9 or May 7
Where: Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across from Central Market)
Phone 717-290-1517 for more information
Cost: $185 - $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 Campbell at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Balance due at first class. Stop in to pick up your book.

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. No one will be excluded from the class for lack of money.

About Witchcraft and Reclaiming
Witchcraft is a spiritual tradition that is based on re-membering and creating an earth-based way of life. 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.