Seasonal Classes

Plant Magic Part One Autumn: Charms, Potions, Rites and Lore

An 8-week Friday evening course in October and November

Join me for an autumnal journey into the potentials and practicalities of working with plants for magical purposes. This series of classes has been created to guide one on the path of the ancient herbal and healing arts, with an emphasis on occult and esoteric powers. A small group will explore the creative work of the multitude of ways to connect with and incorporate plants in day to day folk magical operations. Historical lore and personal examples will abound, with the intention being to inspire students to have the confidence and basic knowledge to broaden their understanding and ways of working with plants in general. Beyond the methodology, we will work with four trees and create connections and charms together in a ritual setting. With the dark months upon us, there will be an emphasis on personal protection and awareness of the enchanted spirit world. This framework will be woven throughout our time together.

A schedule is as follows: Plants used for Materia Magica- Considerations, historical examples, personal connections and spirit powers, Building a Magical Apothecary, Basics of Folk Magic and Rustic Charm Making, Potions, Powders, Ointments and Philters, Practicum: Rowan Tree, Practicum: Willow Tree, Practicum: Hawthorn Tree, Practicum: Elder Tree

Cost: $350 total with a $100 nonrefundable deposit that goes towards the whole price. Deposit paid ahead of time and the remainder is due on the first evening of class.

Dates and Times: 8 Friday evenings from 6-8, October and November

Location: 30 minutes north of Olympia, address will be disclosed upon receiving deposit.


Plant Magic Part Two Winter: Traditions, Rites and LoreSpring time Forest

An 8-week Friday evening course in January and February.

Join me for a winter journey into the potentials and practicalities of working with plants for magical purposes. This series of classes has been created to guide one on the path of the ancient herbal and healing arts, with an emphasis on occult and esoteric powers. A small group will explore the creative work of the multitude of ways to connect with and incorporate plants in day to day folk magical operations, with a particular focus on divination and ancestor work. Historical lore and personal examples will abound, with the intention being to inspire students to have the confidence and basic knowledge to broaden their understanding and ways of working with plants in general. Beyond the methodology, we will work with four plants and create connections together in a ritual setting. With the dark months upon us, there will be an emphasis on ancestor work and plant traditions surrounding divinations.

A schedule is as follows: Magical Fumigations, Funerary Plants and Ancestor Altars, Plants and Folk Divinations, Plants and Moon Lore, Spruce Tree- Ancestor Rite, Rose- Dreaming Amulet, Hazel Tree- Divination Staves, Blackberry- Spirit Altar

Cost: $350 total with a $150 nonrefundable deposit that goes towards the whole price. Deposit paid ahead of time and the remainder is due on the first evening of class.

Dates and Times: 8 Friday evenings from 6-8, January through February

Location: 30 minutes north of Olympia, address will be disclosed upon receiving deposit.

Class size is limited.


Plant Magic Part Three Spring- Dreaming with the Plants

Join a small group of people this springtime for a class that focuses on plants and night dreaming. Dreams have ways of informing not only personal magical practice, but also life and its processes. Certain plants have been used historically for dream divination and to enhance dream life in general. Creating a class that inspires folks to look to their dreams for understanding with an added plant component will give space for the nuance and numen that comes through the dreaming veil.

Each week we will focus on a different plant and practice. A small amount of plant material will be provided for you for the week, to work with on a few of the nights. The plants are chosen based on their history; some were known to help with dreams, others for assisting with clairvoyance or spirit congress in general.  Results will be discussed in an intimate setting, ideas and inspirations will abound. This is a great opportunity for those who want to strengthen their dreaming practices, as well as utilize and learn about certain plants for additional assistance in the dream realm.

A schedule is as follows: Mugwort- Anointing Oil, Yarrow- Elixir,  English Ivy- Fresh Leaves in Muslin, Rose- Bulk Dried Flowers for Foot Bath, Wormwood- Fumigation, Linden- Dried Flower for Tea, Elder- Infused Wine, Walnut-Hanging Charm

Dates and Times:

Friday Evening, 6-8 pm, 8 weeks total, April through May

Cost: $350 with $150 nonrefundable deposit to hold one’s spot, the remaining $200 is due on the first class.

Location: 30 minutes north of Olympia, address will be disclosed upon receiving deposit.

Class size is limited.