Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday Magic

O! Initiates!

You are invited! We can't wait to see you! Please do come. Instructions are below for this very sacred and fun event.

Also, there will be wine (and snacks!).

Happening Magic: Totems
Where: Side Street Projects (in collaboration with Summercamp's ProjectProject) - 730 North Fair Oaks Avenue  Pasadena, CA 91103
When: September 16, 2012 5pm to 8:30pm. Starts at 5pm sharp. At 7:15 sharp we begin the charging ritual.
What: Amanda Yates and Nathan Bockelman collaborate on an evening workshop. Participants create magic totems made from objects participants bring or objects provided by the artists, which are then used in a ritual ceremony. Participants clarify their understanding of what 'home' means, and make home what they want it to be, both through manipulating objects and materials; and reflecting on the space their home locates in the world. The event culminates in a ceremony through a labyrinth where participants imbue their totems with magic that works to resolve conflicted feelings about their place in the world. 

What to Bring (Note: You will maintain control of your objects, nothing will be destroyed without your consent):

If you are confused about of the below don't worry, just use your imagination.

A container: the container can be a wood box, a glass vase, paper, metal, anything you want, but it should be something important that you like to look at and have around.    
An image: any kind of image (printed, drawn, even written) that conjures the spirit you want (for your home, for your relationship to Los Angeles, or for you in general)
An object: the object should be sacred and your use of it should be a sacrifice in a positive sense. For example, using a piece of trash you were going to throw away is not a sacred sacrifice. Using a piece of jewelry (or something) that you love and treasure IS a sacred sacrifice. Remember, magic is only powerful if it means something to you, using meaningless unwanted things makes meaningless unwanted magic.     
Miscellaneous: any kinds of ancillary objects, charms, binding tools (thread yarn fabric wire decorations carving tools symbols etc). Bring them.
Magic tools: if you can, bring your cup, your wand, your sword or knife, your fire, your smoke (incense, whatever), your crystals and your coins. 

Totem for Publishing (Publishing Fairy), Amanda Yates 2010
Let us know if you have any questions. Can't wait to see you!


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