As most of you know, I started a new endeavor this year, with the help of author pal Heather Long. (She has a new book out this week--go check it out! No, really. I'll wait. Brave are the Lonely )
You're back? Wow--that was fast!
Anyway, I've been giving classes on a new workshop loop, which can be found here:http://witchywritingwithdeborahblake.blogspot.com/
The classes are primarily about Witchcraft, and aimed at those interested in finding out more about the practice & spirituality of the Witch, whether for their own personal needs or because they are writers with witchy characters. So far we've given the first two: "Intro to Witchcraft Basics" and "Spells & Spellcasting" -- and I couldn't be more pleased with the way the classes have been going. Lots of fabulous students and amazing amounts of participation and enthusiasm. *glows*
The next class up is Witchcraft 102, and runs March 26-28. Like most of the classes on the loop, it costs $15. Registration is open, and the class is already starting to fill up. (Yay!) Heather will be teaching a really cool "Witch Archetypes" class in April, and then there will be other classes later in the year, including some that focus more on writing than witchcraft.
I'm so excited about how well this is going, I've decided to GIVE AWAY A CLASS TO ONE LUCKY WINNER. Anyone who registers for this month's class by MARCH 15th will be entered to win a free place in any other class I give this year. That includes the 1 or 2 that will be longer, and therefore more expensive. (And if you've already registered, don't worry--you'll be entered automatically.)
"But what if I can't/don't want to take the March class, Deborah?"
No problem. Post about the class and this contest in any two places online: Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, whatever, then come back here and leave a link to show me you've done it. You'll be entered too. Easy peasy. Good luck to all who enter!
Here's what we'll be covering in the March 102 class:
Day One: Finding the Path
Which Wicca? A discussion of some different traditions and types of Wicca/Witchcraft
Making a personal connection with Deity—A discussion of Goddess and God
Choosing the path that’s right for you—Some things to try
Day Two: Walking the Path
Focus, Intent & Belief—the three pillars of practice
Ground & Center—when to do it, how to do it
Visualization—why it’s important, how to do it
Creating a daily practice—Some things to try
Day Three: Expanding the Path
Creating a daily practice
Practicing with others—ritual etiquette
Expanding your awareness through ritual, meditation, and more—Some things to try