Alchemy and Magic at Common Ground on Oct 24-25th

My friend Gerri Ravyn Stanfield is doing a class on Alchemy and Magic on the weekend of Oct 24-25th. I’ve known Ravyn for years and have a lot of respect for Ravyn’s work. Ravyn is hard at work on co-authoring a book about Sex Magic as well, which I’ll be sure to say something about when it’s out. She’s also another one of the magic-working acupuncturists I know, and you can check that out at Forest Spring Acupuncture.

Alchemy and Magic
“Turn and face the strange.” – David Bowie

Change is the only constant. We are asked to integrate the new and release the outdated with every breath. Alchemy is the art of transformation and the study of movement from one state of being to another. We can access maps from other times and be guided by healers, artists, magicians and seekers who have walked this path before us.

What do you want more than anything? What do you want to be free of? Does your life support your deepest longings?

In this experiential workshop we will use our minds, hearts, voices and bodies to remember why we are here and begin to embrace the changes for which our lives have been asking. We explore ancient alchemical scripts and delve into our own inner alchemy—revealing the golden truth of the divine self in the laboratory of our souls.

Ravyn Stanfield is a healer, teacher, activist and writer who coaxes the extraordinary into the world through the cracks of Western civilization. She practices acupuncture in Portland, Oregon. She is an aspiring alchemist dedicated to erotic revolution and liberating the unique magic, music and Great Work within each of us. Ravyn is an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions. She teaches workshops internationally and in the Oregon prison system.

Dates: Sat October 24th and Sun October 25th, 2009 10-4p
Location: Common Ground Wellness Center, Portland, OR
Cost: $100-150 sliding scale (scholarship assistance available)
Class size is limited and a $50 deposit is required to reserve a space in the class
Contact: Ravyn at ravenredd@hotmail.com for information and registration

This workshop is open to adults of all genders, orientations, cultural and spiritual backgrounds. Please be familiar with trance or guided meditation and be pagan-friendly or open minded about working in a container of sacred space with voice, movement and energy.