Wheel of the Year Classes
DISTILLATION: Magical Tools for Your Alchemical Journey
For centuries, humans aligned their lives with the cycles of the planet and the universe, but after tireless spiritual persecution and rebranding, and technological advances, many have become detached. In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Wiccan Sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes in a relaxed setting held at Mortlake & Co. in downtown Seattle, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient.
There is no beginning nor end to The Wheel — it spins eternally. By learning how to mark these eight cyclical celebrations along the rotation, we also mark our own life cycles as well as gain an empathetic view for each other. The Sabbats covered in the series are: Yule/Winter Solstice, Imbolc/Candlemas, Ostara/Spring Equinox, Beltane/May Day, Litha/Summer Solstice, Lammas/Lughnasadh, Mabon/The Witch’s Thanksgiving, and Samhain/Hallowe’en. Students should feel free to jump in at any time.
Started in 2015, the Wheel of the Year classes taught by Meagan are currently held from 7 pm to 9 pm at the beautiful Mortlake & Co. esoteric bookstore and art gallery, in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. Enjoy extremely easy access to public transportation and free parking. See below for class descriptions and ticket purchase info.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $30. and may be purchased here: meaganangus.com
Schedule for 2019
MARCH 14 OSTARA - SPRING EQUINOX
APRIL 25 BELTANE - MAY DAY
JUNE 13 LITHA - SUMMER SOLSTICE
JULY 25 LUGHNASADH - FIRST HARVEST
SEPT 12 MABON - FALL EQUINOX
OCT 24 SAMHAIN - WITCH'S NEW YEAR
DEC 12 YULE - WINTER SOLSTICE
Join us for a day of alchemical exploration at Mortlake & Company in Seattle, Washington. Primrose Apothecary's Felicia Howe and Coleman Stevenson of The Dark Exact will guide participants through a personal exploration using tarot, sigil craft, and plant essences. During the workshop we will distill a hydrosol in a classic copper still while learning about the alchemical transformation that takes place inside the apparatus. Participants will calculate a tarot card for their current position within the Major Arcana and Alchemical journeys, practicing various magical techniques to harness needed energies for their process. We will also explore which plants’ chemical constituents make them ideal for supporting us at various stages of this Journey. The registration fee includes a copy of the Vitriolic Tarot and a personalized 2oz spray of our distilled hydrosol.
Sunday, August 11th
11am-3:30pm (with a half-hour break for lunch)
$85 registration fee (includes all materials)
The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
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About the instructors:
Coleman Stevenson of The Dark Exact is the creator of numerous tarot and oracle decks, inducing the Vitriolic Tarot and the Dark Exact Tarot. She is the author of Metaphysik, Breakfast, The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609, and The Dark Exact Tarot Guide. Her poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, and she is a regular writer for tarot.com. In addition to her work as a deck designer, her fine art work, exhibited in galleries around the Pacific Northwest, focuses on the intersections between image and text. She has been a guest curator for various gallery spaces in the Portland, Oregon, area, and has taught poetry, design theory, and cultural studies at a number of different institutions there, most currently for the Literary Arts Delve series, which includes seminars at the Portland Art Museum.
Felicia Howe is the proprietor of Primrose Organics Apothecary, a botanical council in Portland, Oregon, offering customized herbal and aromatic remedies to support individual health and wellness. Her remedies were initially inspired by her own health sensitivities and are supported by extensive research and training in certified organic methods, herbalism, aromatherapy, astrology, Reiki, and Chinese Medicine. Passionately dedicated to elevating health and beauty through daily personal rituals, Howe has also been a pioneer in sustainable beauty practices, initially opening Primrose as one of California's first certified green salons. Primrose has since evolved into a holistic resource for healing through plant magic from scalp to spirit. A native Oregonian, Howe currently divides her time between Los Angeles and her apothecary in Portland.