Circle up, Witches!
Saturday, November 2
10am – 4pm
At my home in Victoria, BC
(address provided upon registration)
It’s our favourite time of year: spellcraft, ritual work, divination, intention-setting and protection magic as we prepare for our underworld journey through the dark half of the year.
This event plays nicely with the waxing moon. It’s an excellent moment to harness our desires and enlist our allies, namely the Great Dark Goddess Hekate, to amplify our power and heed our prayers.
Hekate is known for many things, but at this time of year she is primarily recognized as the one who guides us through death, the underworld, and rebirth. She meets us at the crossroads, instructs us through the labyrinth, illuminates our shadow, is midwife to our madness, and healer of our soul. All wild animals are sacred to Hekate, but she especially loves owls, crows, snakes and dogs. She also presides over untamed hair, magical speech, foundlings, and treasures that some would call junk. She is Queen of the Unconscious and the keeper of the keys to the mythic gateways, the one who would unleash the truth within us at any cost. She is unintimidated and unyielding.
She’s good to have in your gang.
At this workshop, we’ll create special leather medicine bags called “Hekate’s purses” using natural, vintage, and found materials.
We’ll also make beautiful bottles of protection salts from pink salt, Beltane ash, herbs and crystals.
Start drying your summer and fall flowers – you can use them to decorate a mini pentagram wreath for your altar. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
And we’ll make your own Hekate’s Torch from dried mullein soaked in beeswax and sprinkled with dried herbs and flowers – perfect for your own private nighttime ritual when you return home!
Dipping our toes carefully into the magic of poison plants, you’ll make your own mini pot of Flying Ointment with a nightshade or power plant of your choice. This is a special balm with a very mild psychoactive effect that you can apply to your wrists for your divination and journey work.
Midway through the day, we’ll share a lovely feast of magical foods.
locally made breads (GF included)
harvest vegetable and barley soup
several varieties of local and international cheeses with dried fruits and nuts
paté, both meat and veggie options
a variety of local charcuterie
homemade fermented pickles, mustards and condiments
locally foraged mushroom and turkey pot pie (vegetarian option available)
apple and quince jelly tart
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with at least two weeks’ notice.
Espresso-based coffees will be provided in the morning and a variety of Silk Road teas served all day. Wine will be served with lunch.
12 people maximum.
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We will have an altar to Hekate and to honour Samhain at this event. Feel free to bring anything that you’d like to represent your devotion, your ancestors, your practice, your intentions for the dark season, or to charge with the positive energy of the collective and the day’s magic.
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO BE HOSTING THIS EVENT ON THE ANCESTRAL LANDS OF THE LEKWUNGEN-SPEAKING PEOPLES, THE ESQUIMALT AND SONGHEES FIRST NATIONS.