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.

T. Thorn Coyle Workshop on June 13th & 14th in Portland

In addition to the book signing and lecture I already posted about, T. Thorn Coyle will be doing a weekend workshop in Portland on the same topic. This would be an opportunity to do more work with Thorn and with the ideas in the lecture and book.

T. Thorn Coyle workshop

Self-Possession: Activating the “I am”

We are not unified, but we can be. Discover the importance of Self-Possession, also known as Knowledge and Conversation or the Great Work of the alchemists. Why is this key to magical practitioners of any tradition? What steps are precursors to this state of integration? What energy work can we do to aid this process? In this workshop, we will explore the theory behind it and engage in some practices to draw down our divinity. Intone the “I am” as a spell to become fully human and fully divine.

When: June 13th & 14th
Where: SE Portland
Time: Saturday 10am – 8:30pm
Sunday 10am – 2:30pm
Cost: $175 for the weekend
Registration: It will be necessary to pre-register for this workshop. Contact Dawn at dawnisidora@comcast.net

T. Thorn Coyle is a Magic Worker, Mystic, and Pagan. An internationally respected teacher and author, her work focuses on the alchemy that occurs when we open ourselves fully to our humanity in our quest for Divine knowledge. In combining art and science, magic and mystery, body and soul, practice and ecstasy, she has created a unique body of work that has touched the lives of many seekers, artists, activists, parents and other change-makers.

A student of the Craft for more than 25 years, she is an initiate of the Feri Tradition (her religious home), Reclaiming, and the Mevlevi Order of America. Thorn combines her esoteric studies, work with her Gods and Guides, and years of practice, to form a teaching that honors the fertile dark and the limitless light. Citing her primary influences as G. I. Gurdjieff and Victor and Cora Anderson, she continues her spiritual studies in many traditions.

Musician, dancer, activist, poet, and author of Kissing the Limitless and Evolutionary Witchcraft, she makes her home near the San Francisco Bay.