Reclaiming Witchcraft – New Book On the Way!

Reclaiming Witchcraft by Irisanya Moon – comes out July 1, 2020 from Moon Books!

The first book to provide Reclaiming 101, Reclaiming Witchcraft discusses the current state of Reclaiming, its practices and the variety of cultures around the world.

Reclaiming Witchcraft is designed to help the reader better understand the basic structure of the Reclaiming tradition, as well as discover how it has changed since its initial formation in San Francisco and subsequent journey out to the reaches of Canada, Australia, and Europe.

From the basic tenets of what makes a Reclaiming Witch, to how rituals are performed, how lessons are passed on, and how magick is made around the world, Reclaiming Witchcraft seeks to welcome those who might be interested in learning more, while also directing them to resources and paths that can help facilitate their journey.

Irisanya is a priestess and teacher in the Reclaiming tradition, and has taught classes and camps around the world, including the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. She was initiated into the tradition in 2014.

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Two more books forthcoming from Irisanya:
Aphrodite: Encountering the Goddess of Love, Beauty & Initiation (September 1, 2020) – Amazon
Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-Being (November 27, 2020) – stay tuned for more info!
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Our Magical Ancestors – an essay

Luke Hauser’s new essay on alternative history – free download or read online

Who are these people who call themselves Pagans, Witches, and workers of magic? Where did they come from?

Join Luke Hauser for an illustrated, occasionally tongue-in-cheek journey through our magical lineages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Gardner, Valiente, and the Wiccan Revival of modern days.

Think of this as a pleasant excursion, not a treadmill.

Read what calls to you. Skip around as you wish. Feel free to ignore entire sections.

Just know that when you reach the Isle of Apples, you may be tested on this material.

Click here for free download | Click here ​to read online

“Erudite, good-humoured, generous, with that open-minded readiness to recognise merit in many different sources of inspiration that is one of the best features of the Reclaiming tradition.”

– Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, University of Bristol

“Presents an enormous amount of material in a very attractive and readable way.”

– Michael D. Bailey, Department of History, Iowa State University / Associate Editor: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

Graphic: Hieronymus Bosch

Shut It Down – by Lisa Fithian

Pagan Cluster activist Lisa Fithian has released a new book of activist skills and stories, ranging from Seattle in 1999 to the present. Check it out:

Lisa’s Website – ShutItDownNow.org

Online Ordering – various options

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Back Cover Description

A veteran activist’s guide to direct action and strategic civil disobedience as the most radical and rapid means to social change

For decades, Lisa Fithian’s work as an advocate for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action has put her on the frontlines of change. Described by Mother Jones as “the nation’s best-known protest consultant,” Fithian has supported countless movements including the Battle of Seattle in 1999, rebuilding and defending communities following Hurricane Katrina, Occupy Wall Street, and the uprisings at Standing Rock and in Ferguson. For anyone who wants to become more active in resistance or is just feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, Shut It Down offers strategies and actions you can take right now to promote justice and incite change in your own community.

In Shut It Down Fithian shares historic, behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most important people-powered movements of the past several decades. She shows how movements that embrace direct action have always been, and continue to be, the most radical and rapid means for transforming the ills of our society. Shut It Down is filled with instructions and inspiration for how movements can evolve as the struggle for social justice continues in the Trump era and beyond.

While recognizing that electoral politics, legislation, and policy are all important pathways to change, Shut It Down argues that civil disobedience is not just one of the only actions that remains when all else fails, but a spiritual pursuit that protects our deepest selves and allows us to reclaim our humanity. Change can come, but only if we’re open to creatively, lovingly, and strategically standing up, sometimes at great risk to ourselves, to protect what we love.

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Spiral Dance Playlist – 2019!

Here’s the updated version of our 2019 Spiral Dance music, including Suzanne Sterling & Skyclad’s Elements song.

Spiral Dance playlist on youtube and Spotify

The youtube version also features a short Place of Power meditation – we need a recording of an ancestor trance complete with a journey to the Isle of Apples!

Youtube also includes both spiral dance promo videos – very fun!

Spiral Dance Playlist on Youtube and Spotify

Lotsa Reclaiming Playlists – click here!

Photo by Michael Rauner – Spiral Dance 2008.

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Dandelion Gathering Report & Key Documents

Organizers from the 2019 all-Reclaiming Dandelion Gathering and BIRCH (Broad Intra-Reclaiming Council of Hubs) have published a report on the September gathering, with links to key documents.

Summary: dandeliongathering.org/birch

BIRCH Meeting Notes (September 2019) – click here

Decolonizing Actions in Reclaiming (DARC) Statement – click here

Contact BIRCH & Dandelion Gatheringclick here