Pagan Cluster – Ritual for Climate Justice

Several thousand Bay Area activists shut down the central financial district of San Francisco, known as Wall Street West.

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The September 25 actions were part of international climate justice events, including the global student strike on September 20.

Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster – Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action, or WICCA – organized a ritual for mid-afternoon. We processed down California Street singing We Are the Rising Sun, then did a short Equinox ritual in the middle of the “mural district” of Montgomery Street, ending with a spiral dance to Our Hands Will Work for Peace and Justice (Harvest Chant).

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Global Youth Strike for Climate Justice

Young people around the world rallied, struck, and took direct action for Climate Justice on Friday, September 20.

Anchored by the Sunrise Movement, Extinction Rebellion, and other groups, this day of action challenged people and governments to take action now.

Photos from San Francisco youth march

For details, visit BayAreaClimateStrike.net and GlobalClimateStrike.net

Reclaiming’s Bay Area Pagan Cluster, WICCA (Witches Invoking Creative Climate Action!), will participate and support this day of actions in downtown San Francisco

Other Reclaiming folks will be active in other locales.

On Wednesday Sept 25, WICCA hosted an Equinox Ritual as part of a global day for Climate Justice.

See poster below for details, or email ReclaimingEastBay@gmail.com for info and to join our WICCA googlegroup!

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Spiral Dance 2019!

October 26, 2019 – Craneway Pavilion – Richmond CA

Doors Open at 6 for Altar Viewing
& Reading the Names of The Beloved Dead
Ritual Begins at 7

Information & Tickets: ReclaimingSpiralDance.org

For 40 years, the Witches of Bay Area Reclaiming have danced the spiral of rebirth at Samhain, Halloween. Join us as we celebrate four decades of magic, activism and healing.

The veil is thin — we mourn our beloved dead and energize the forces of renewal.

Our magical intention for this year’s ritual is: “To reclaim the golden thread of magic that spans time, and draw from the lessons of the past to weave a just and vibrant future.”

We welcome all ages, all genders, people of diverse physical abilities, people of color, LGBTQ+ folk, Witches, Pagans, non-Pagans, activists, seekers, and the respectfully curious.

Our rituals are clean and sober — and nonetheless ecstatic!  Help us keep the space accessible by avoiding scented products.

Volunteers – many volunteers are needed to create this amazing community event! Singers, dancers, techies, set-up & clean-up, publicity… Help create the magic! Email us – see below.

Spread the Word! – please pass along this information and website. Email us for promocards!

Email: SpiralDanceInfo@gmail.com

Let it begin now!

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2019 All-Reclaiming Dandelion Gathering!

The Dandelion Gathering is an all-Reclaiming gathering held every few years. Anyone involved or interested in Reclaiming is welcome to attend.

The 2019 Dandelion Gathering will take place on September 19-22, 2019 in Petaluma, California. The gathering is filling up fast, so visit our website now for registration info.

On the Dandelion website you can find lots of information, including information on scholarships, history of the Dandelion Gathering, how to register for Dandelion, volunteering at Dandelion, information about the venue, and more.

Please dig in and spend some time looking around to find answers to your questions.

Still wondering something? Don’t hesitate to be in touch at anytime to get your questions answered by your friendly Dandelion Weavers.

Registration and Financial Assistance

We are committed to financial accessibility and encourage anyone who needs help to attend to apply for a scholarship! There is no income threshold for application. Financial assistance will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available funds are used. The majority of scholarships will be partial scholarships, but a small number of full scholarships may be available for youth, elder, BIPOC, queer and trans individuals. The scholarship application is accessible via the registration page. If we are unable to meet your financial need, we can refund your deposit to you if requested.

For more info on registration and scholarships, visit:

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Teen Earth Magic Workbook – Not For Teens Only!

Teen Earth Magic: An Empowerment Workbook

Earth-based spirituality and magical activism for teens – and everyone! – in the tradition of Starhawk and Reclaiming.

This unique and powerful tool, based on twelve years of rituals, classes, and grassroots activism at Reclaiming’s Teen Earth Magic camp, gathers 350 pages of Reclaiming-style magic plus 40 years of music and other resources – much of it free online.

Hundreds of ideas for teens, adults, teachers, and organizers – spellcrafting, divination, activism, pentacle magic, and much more.

Illustrated with dozens of photos from our California-based youth retreat, sibling camps Witchlets in the Woods and Redwood Magic Family Camp, and events such as the Spiral Dance and street activism, the book includes:

  • step-by-step skills and practice in creating magical rituals
  • sample rituals including an online ritual; magical activism
  • interviews with participants about the meaning of magic and how we can use it to help change ourselves and the world
  • dozens of spells and workings that can be done alone or in groups; solitary and small-circle magic
  • dealing with curses and negative energy; pentacle workings; intuitive tarot and divination
  • chants for rituals and everyday magic
  • and much more!

With a Foreword by Starhawk, whose Earth Activist Training courses helped inspire Teen Earth Magic.

Print Edition (B&W) available on Amazon – proceeds benefit TEM!

Download the TEM Book – free online

Chants Playlists to accompany the TEM book

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Elements of Magic – New Book!

Elements of Magic: Reclaiming Earth Air Fire Water Spirit

New from Reclaiming – Edited by Jane Meredith & Gede Parma

With contributions from many Reclaiming teachers and organizers

Foreword by Starhawk

Deeply poetic and rich with passion, this book helps you expand your relationship with earth, air, fire, water, and spirit through personal reflections and hands-on explorations.

With contributions from members of the international Reclaiming community, this empowering book provides spells, exercises, practices, and perspectives that are taught in Reclaiming’s foundational class, Elements of Magic.

Discover techniques for grounding, casting a circle, trance, and visualization, as well as guidance for working with breath, raising energy, and charging an intention.

If you long to experience the ecstatic practice of magic, Elements of Magic is for you.

Ask you local stores to carry the book – we already saw it at Ancient Ways in Oakland!

Also available online: Elements of Magic – Amazon

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WeaveAndSpin – new website!

Visit Reclaiming Quarterly’s new all-devices website, featuring current posts, photo features, and lots of older material from our original website.

Home Page: WeaveAndSpin.org

Chants Links: WeaveAndSpin.org/playlists

Back Issues of Magazine: WeaveAndSpin.org/back-issues

Free Downloads: WeaveAndSpin.org/freebies

ReclaimingQuarterly.org – our original website – is still active, but no longer being updated. Works great on desktop computers – tons of downloads, photo features, music, and more.