Sacred Sex Magic workshop series in Portland starting Jun 5th

(At first, when I tried to write “workshop” I ended up with “workship” and, although a typo, a mixture of workshop and worship seems to me on the right path given the topic.)

Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield are offering “Sacred Sex Magic” in Portland. There will be three weekend classes as part of the series, beginning on Jun 5th & 6th. I’ve worked with both Dawn and Ravyn and, although I’ve not done this particular workshop with them, I can recommend this if you’ve interest in this sort of thing.

Sacred Sex Magic
with Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield

Ecstasy. Boundaries. Attraction. Sensuality. Desire.

Our sacred sexuality is a birthright beyond the ability to procreate, as a source of
incredible joy and sometimes frustration. We welcome all the pieces of our sexual selves in the gorgeous paradox of being broken and whole. Together we will awaken or refresh a deep relationship with our unique sexual life force. We seek to know our own sex energy intimately in order to bring it fully into the world, through relationships and magic.

Working with sexual energy can challenge us on many levels and willingness to participate fully is important – however, please know that you will not be asked to sexually interact with another. Please be pagan friendly and comfortable with creating sacred space and working with guided meditation or trance. We welcome adults of all races, genders and orientations.

This work will presented in a series of three weekend workshops that will move from relationship with our own sexuality to navigating interactions with others to expressing our sex in the world.

Dates: June 5th & 6th, Aug 14th &15th, Sept 25th & 26th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM all days
Cost: $375-450 sliding scale. Or $300 if paid in full by June 1st.
Contact: Ravyn at ravenredd@hotmail.com or 503-754-8802 for information and registration, and if you’re interested in scholarships

Ravyn Stanfield is a healer, writer, artist, small business owner and educator, dedicated to liberating the unique magic and music within each of us. She practices acupuncture in Portland, OR and teaches workshops internationally. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, women’s spirituality, Jungian psychology and theatre arts to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions.

Dawn Isidora is a spiritual counselor and teacher, mother and writer. Her work is guided by the wisdom of the Elements and focuses on the workings of relationships, whether they be with oneself, others, or the Gods. Dawn has been teaching magic and earth spirituality, locally and internationally, for over fifteen years and has been involved with Reclaiming since 1983. She is both Reclaiming and Feri initiated.

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.