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Silverwood Mystery School Newsletter – Samhain 2017

Samhain Greetings, Edge Riders, Artists, Activists, and Magical Beings of many forms,

I am happy to announce the launch of my new website at willowkelly.com! A huge shout out to Bart Dority of Dority Design Works for midwifing my logo, business cards and this website. Thank you, Bart!

Pop on over and check out my Calendar of Events and classes along with a host of offerings from workshops to apprenticeships and rites of passage that can be tailored to your schedule, needs and desires, counseling services for individuals and groups, and many more magical events. Stay tuned for some exciting offerings in 2018, including Silverwood Mystery School 2018 – The Inner Mysteries, a 9-month magical journey running from Spring Equinox to Winter Solstice, Pearl Pentacle with Amoret and Willow and the new Reclaiming Community Core Class with Willow and Jes.

Announcing Silverwood Mystery School 2018 – The Inner Mysteries

Silverwood Mystery School 2018 – The Inner Mysteries, will run from Spring Equinox to Winter Solstice 2018. There are multiple ways to participate in this powerful curriculum to do the inner work of shadow-stalking, connecting to purpose and developing personal practices and magical workings that are exquisitely and powerfully your own. This is excellent material for individuals who desire to deepen their practice as well as individuals who are called to the path of public priestessing and want a solid foundation from which to do their work in the world.

Sign up for my newsletter and stay tuned for a Special Edition with details for Silverwood Mystery School 2018 – The Inner Mysteries.

And to tickle your fancy a bit more, perhaps you’ll decide to develop these and other priestessing gifts and skills you’ve studied here and abroad when we offer Silverwood Mystery School 2019 – The Outer Mysteries, where we will explore a wide variety of skills for organizing, priestessing, facilitating, teaching and magical living as a way of affecting change in the world around us and in our groups, relationships, families and work. From organizing and preparing to manifesting, dropping into the magic and facilitating, we’ll dive into the dynamics of working magically with groups and individuals.

Upcoming Rituals and Classes

Shenandoah Valley Reclaiming Samhain Ritual 2018 Shenandoah Valley Reclaiming is hosting our second public ritual for Samhain, the Witches’ New Year, on November 4, 2017 in Waynesboro, VA.

Iron Pentacle with Willow and Sheri over the weekend of November 17-19, 2017 in Floyd, VA. If you haven’t already registered, there are still a few spaces left. Sheri and I have a full class and a generous venue that can accommodate additional people, so there’s still time to register.

Elements of Magic with Willow, Raven Hawthorne and Aimee Bovara is coming to the Shenandoah Valley January 12-14, 2018. Registration is open! This Reclaiming core class is a prerequisite for many other classes and is more than an introduction to magic, it’s a way of life.

Pearl Pentacle with Amoret and Willow is coming to New Hope, VA April 27-29, 2018. We are really excited to be offering this core class in the Reclaiming Tradition. Prerequisite is Elements of Magic. We also strongly recommend taking Iron Pentacle before Pearl so that the personal shadow work and grist of Iron’s magic, that irritant, inspires us to form the Pearl of community magic. (And remember, both Elements and Iron are coming up soon!)

Community Core Class with Jes and Willow is coming to Central Virginia June 8-10, 2018. Stay tuned for details.

See these and more!

A wee spell for these times

Outside or with a view of the outdoors, notice the green and growing beings around you and begin to breathe deeply. Remember this intimate exchange of breath we share with the trees and greenbloods as we inhale what they exhale and they inhale what we exhale; the only difference in our cells, a single mineral. Ours is iron, theirs is magnesium. Our breath is dancing interconnection and reciprocity every moment. We are inextricably woven together in this web of life. What happens to one, affects all. Breathe into the beauty, challenge and complexity of that knowledge. Let it open your heart and expand your desire for healing within and all around. Recommit yourself to love, to justice every day or several times a day. Perhaps tie a thread to your wrist or stick a green leaf to your mirror or something else that speaks to you to remind you of your intention again and again.

I leave you with this: “Rooted in love, we are willing to make mistakes for justice.” – intention from Winter Witchcamp 2016

Remember to take care of your hearts, minds and bodies, beloveds.

Blessed be,

Willow