Your Personal Wheel of the Year - A HexFest Livestream 2022 Workshop with Yeshe Matthews

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans

Workshop

Your Personal Wheel of the Year

Featuring Yeshe Matthews

Saturday, August 13

1:30 pm

St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Full Schedule

Everyone knows that the Equinoxes, Solstices, and cross-quarter days are significant, but there seems to be a lot of confusion and conflict about how to observe them properly. There are some who claim that honoring these dates is a closed practice belonging to a particular culture, still, others say that the celebration of these days should follow a strictly Wiccan paradigm. We have also seen how these holidays sometimes just become an incoherent mish-mosh of “anything goes,” not necessarily related to any specific historical or mythic tradition.

Priestess Yeshe has been observing the Wheel of the Year and its holy days within an eclectic context for nearly 20 years. In this class, she will share methods to help you create and celebrate a coherent, respectful, magical Wheel of the Year with ceremonies that will honor both old mythologies and new traditions. By the end of this class, you will have 8 ceremonial outlines that are adaptable for solitaries, small groups, and large ritual settings, and that help you make a personal, intimate connection with each of these sacred days according to the lore of your local landscape. This class will focus on:

  • building a mythologically-relevant thematic arc for the year, so that each of the ceremonies is a step in an overall path-working to create positive change in yourself or for community
  • identifying the activities, sacred beings, and local natural phenomena that will become the focus of each ritual, specific to your own spirituals and magical experiences and beliefs
  • creating a ritual outline template that makes sense for you and your practices, that can be adapted for use in each of your Wheel of the Year ceremonies

While it is important, and proper, to observe the traditional ways of honoring the Wheel of the Year, it is also important that each of us knows WHAT calls to us, and WHY it is important to us, to honor the cycles of nature in our own Wheel of the Year. Priestess Yeshe believes that, regardless of what traditions or teachings we might study, each person is a religion of one. Bring your ideas, your sense of the holy, and your creativity to this fulfilling and empowering workshop!

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