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Calling All Witches: MAGICAE EROTICAE 101: Ritual Foundations

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get into the Season of the Witch with Bimbo Yaga from New Orleans.

MAGICAE EROTICAE: A A3 CLASS SERIES INCORPORATING RITUAL & EROTICISM

Our bodies are given in generosity by the grinding of history and mystery into flesh. The power contained in and channeled by the body is one of the only true powers we have that we can call our own. The body is and has always been a source of great power and as such, bodily sovereignty remains a central threat to systems of abuse and oppression. As such, it’s important for the witch to reconnect to the power inherent within their own body.

In this magical three part series, Magicae Eroticae, we’ll explore the erotic power of magic and ways to connect to our body’s inherent connection to magic. From establishing sacred space & negotiating consent for the practice of erotic ritual, incorporating bodily fluids into your erotic ritual, to channeling archetypal constructs to empower your role play & scene development; this series is a perfect refresher and primer for kinky witches of all skill levels.

NOTES: This series will explore the relationship between magic, ritual and sexuality. Objectives will focus on individual growth; partners welcome. While we will invoke erotic, sensual, and sexual energies, this is a non-sexual play, magic centered space. We prioritize a gender-non-binary perspective and a queer approach to relational dynamics and bodily sovereignty. Attendees commit to respectful engagement with themselves, each other, and non-self energies. All skill levels and orientations are welcome. This workshop is for participants 21+ 

MAGICAE EROTICAE 101

Ritual Foundations: Establishing Consensual & Sacred Spaces of Erotic Exploration

Magic is inherently sensual. The power of the Witch is sourced from the undulation of the elements pulsing through our lives. Harnessing this energy is a foundational technique, useful in fueling and empowering any ritual or spell… particularly those centering healing, manifestation, growth, protection, boundaries, and empowerment. Accessing the energy of the elements within the body allows the Witch to draw and focus its magic into their altars, relationships and actions with more potency. It’s important to note that this workshop will explore eroticism as a conduit for raising, focusing, and using magical energy.

Skills we will utilize:

  • Setting Boundaries and Establishing Sacred Containment
  • Negotiating Consent & Play Perimeters with Spirits, Self, and Partner
  • A basic personal understanding of magic & ritual rooted in a supportive cosmology

Objectives we will explore: 

  • Consent in your practice of magical eroticism; exploring boundaries between self, entities, place & realms.
  • Negotiating consent with sexual partners prior to engaging erotic ritual.
  • Exploring your Inner Pleasure Temple; ways of accessing and  harnessing self sensual energy to empower our rituals.
  • Working with altars, objects, and charms in magical eroticism.
  • Although the exploration of magical eroticism includes a variety of non-sexual experiences, we will discuss techniques of incorporating sexual pleasure.

Preparation Suggestions:

  • Prepare an altar for grounding and learning. Be sure to leave offerings for your ancestors and helping spirits.
  • Include on your altar tools, toys, symbols that empower your bodily & erotic autonomy!
  • Bring a pen, journal, and basic items you reasonably and considerately need to be comfortable while sharing and contributing to a group learning space.
  • SPACE NOTE: please let the host space know of any accessibility needs you have prior to attendance; we will work to accommodate to the best of our ability and resources. Venues are not guaranteed scent free due to the nature of work within space

 

  • CLASS DETAILS:
    • PDX SANCTUARY CLUB
      • 9/08 – 101: Ritual Foundations for Erotic Explorations
      • 9/15 – 201: Magical Body Fluids
      • 9/22 – 301: Psychic Sexuality
    • 5:30pm-7:30pm
    • $30 per class
      • Sliding scale available for folks experiencing financial barriers due to systems of oppression
    • No need to RSVP, just show up!
    • All MAGICAE EROTICAE participants are invited to attend NAKED KARAOKE afterwards at 8pm!

Ylva Mara Radziszewski is Bimbo Yaga, the trans MILF of your wet dreams. She is a traditional witch, herbalist, artist, and erotically unhinged femme of Romani and Eastern European heritage currently living in New Orleans, traditionally known as Bulbancha; ancestral Chitimacha land. Her ritual and art practice are interwoven; for them magic is art and art is healing. Founder of the School Of Traditional Magic, author of A Practical Guide for Witches, co-creator of The Living Altar, featured in WITCHCRAFT by TASCHEN for LIBRARY ESOTERICA. For more information about Ylva’s work:

https://instagram.com/bimboyaga?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

 

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Date:
September 8
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Sanctuary
33 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
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