Waking the Witch
about your guide: cassandra hanna katsiaficas :
i’m an interdisciplinary intuitive artist, musician & hearthwitch, conjuring workings devoted to collective re-enchantment, community resilience, and the re-membering of our innate powers to heal and shape change. i create offerings and hold brave ritual spaces intended to activate your power-from-within, unlock your authentic expression, and hone your self-healing & world-weaving abilities.
as a forever-learner and teacher, i reject dogma and instead hold space for the liberation of your emergent wisdom and inherent abilities to communicate with all of Life, so that we may all show up with more agency and authenticity as we work for personal and collective liberation.
in Waking the Witch, i will share tools, practices, and insight that i’ve cultivate throughout my life, my experience with chronic illness & navigating dangerous situations, and 15+ years of intensive studies of witchcraft and pre-patriarchal cultures. i have been fortunate to train with incredible teachers including Starhawk, rain crowe, Martín Prechtel and more. my craft is eclectic, intuitive and has been greatly influenced by Reclaiming (an anarchist, ecofeminist, non-hierarchical strand of witchcraft, born in the California Bay Area in the early 1980’s fusing witchcraft with social and environmental justice work). i continue to cultivate my craft through my animist relationship with the world, deepening my relationship with the land i live on, learning about my ancestral wisdom traditions (Greece and Palestine) and MOSTLY through the intuitive wyldness that is regenerating well and woven culture through me (and so many of us!).
May 11, June 8, July 20, Aug 10
(Oct 19 class cancelled)
with Cassandra Hanna
WAKING THE WITCH
foundations in magic | cultivating your craft
Are you ready to feel more confident and cultivate self-trust?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed or numb, and want to feel more empowered to act in the world?
Do you want to strengthen your intuitive abilities & unlock your authentic expression?
Join cassandra hanna for this transformative and empowering 5-session series, designed to provide participants of all genders and paths with embodied experience of our innate powers to heal ourselves and shape our world. We will alchemize fear, grief, rage and apathy into the courage and creativity we need to effectively transform ourselves and our living cultures. You will walk away with ample material to incorporate into your everyday life as you cultivate your unique magyc.
Part storytelling, part skillshare, part energy activations and ecstatic ritual, we will explore practices including:
*creating sacred space
*honoring ancestors and helpful entities
*visualization & trance
*sensing, raising & directing energy
*energetic clearing & protection
*chanting, drumming, vocalizing
*divination, and more.
As we navigate these times of great uncertainty, it has never been more important for us to remember our ways of being in respectful relationship with Earth and all of Life, to claim all facets of our agency and abilities, and to cultivate our crafts of creative, resilient response-ability to the times we live in. Let us rouse our warrior-healer selves and activate our powers to heal, inspire, and shape change. Let us conjure culture that nurtures Life and restores balance. Let us come together to awaken our witches!
“wyld and brazen love alights my soul / in my heart is the maiden, mother and the crone / virgin soil a serpent coil, rising from the depths of oil / unfurls through my body & brings them back to me / i use this mind to set my spirit free, to set my culture free / ‘cause this life belongs to me, yeah this life belongs to me /”
- cassandra hanna, all in me
$22-66 each session, or 5 for $100
Pre-registration required: email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Scholarship is available for folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, trans or disabled.