The Elements Workshops - Cosmic Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Lecture with Ritual
This is a four part workshop that can be done over a long weekend or broken into single offerings. Each element has a unique and powerful ritual that is constructed during the lecture. Due to the amount of work involved, I usually ask that these lecture be limited to no more than 6 or 7 people.
Cosmic Earth - The first in the series, this lecture sets a foundation for us to build upon. We will discuss Ancestors, both blood related and non-related. How we come to choose our path in life is an expression of the ancestors we carry. And most importantly, why working with the ancestors can settle even the rockiest of lives. The ritual is the Feast of the Govis, and it will empower you to call upon those dearly departed who have your back at all times
Cosmic Air - This lecture focuses on Legba as the prodigious creator of language and bringer of powerful words. We will sing, write out petitions and invoke his energy into our work. The Ritual is the Gateway of Intentions, a very special working done at night to illuminate our desires.
Cosmic Fire - Learning to handle Fire both elementally and emotionally. The Fire goddesses and the lessons they give us. Fire as a creative source of energy as well as destruction. Respect for the energy of fire and how to harness its alchemical properties to help you succeed in life. The ritual is the Boule Zin or the fire ritual of Haitian Vodou. Boule Zin is an alchemical offering to the ancestors, and will burn off the dross, leaving you tempered for all of life’s challenges.
Cosmic Water - perhaps the most powerful of the series. In this lecture, we will look at the powerful entities who use water as their fluid of choice for making change and offering challenges in the world. Poseidon, his mermaids and mermen and all the elemental energies of water will be looked to and invoked to make change for us. The ritual is the Lave Tet or head washing of Haitian Vodou. A lovingly designed and blessed offering, the head washing cleanses and clears old patterns of thinking and acting.