Classes & Events


 The Cunning Crow Apothecary's Teaching Temple & Clinic hosts a wide variety of classes and events.  Check this page for our offerings each month or sign up for our newsletter (via the form at the bottom of this page) to have our class/event schedule emailed to you monthly.

 

Practical Witching Salon: A Monthly Witches' Circle with Ylva Mara

 

@ The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple
Next Meeting May 13, 7pm - 9:30pm
Sliding Scale $15-$30 (none turned away for lack of funds)

About the Witches Salon
This year instead of hosting day long workshops as part of the Practical Witchery Series, Ylva is going to be hosting a monthly evening Witches Salon. These gatherings are intended to provide opportunities for community to gather, explore, and practice the practical application of foundational witchery. Each gathering will be dedicated to an individual topic, with facilitator teachings and community sharing of personal practices regarding the theme of each month.

Topics may vary, depending on community interests. May's topic will be focused on Galdr & Sacred Singing

For each gathering, please bring:

  • An item to help build the altar with
  • A biodegradable offering for the temple altar (fruit, flowers, chocolate, etc)
  • A song, poem, or prayer to share
  • A tarot deck, oracle card, and/or runes
  • A topic, suggestion/personal practice, story, and/or intention relevant to the theme of each month.

For more information and to register click here.

 

 
Transcend: A Ritual Gathering for Non-Binary & Trans Community

 

A Once Monthly Gathering Facilitated by Dylan Wilder Quinn & Ylva Mara Radziszewski with monthly guest facilitators

@ The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple
Next Meeting April 17, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Donation $5-$30 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

 

*NOTE: This gathering is intended for our non-binary and trans community members ONLY. For our cis-gender allies, you are welcome to support this work by offering donations for space rental, supplies, and to provide a financial stipend for guest facilitators. We understand that many in our community may feel excluded by this boundary. It is important to understand that the majority of our community events are available to our cis-gender community members. This series seeks to reserve 12 evenings over the course of the year to specifically serve our non-binary and trans community members.*

About the Series
This is a sacred, safer container in which we can explore spiritual themes that help us to heal and reconcile the cultural-social-political impact of living as non-binary and trans persons in this world. This is an opportunity to reclaim our sacred space.

We will be creating ritual to explore our individual and communal magic together. Each month we will open circle by calling in sacred space, building an altar, and feeding our spirits and transcestors together.

This year we will be focusing on the following themes:
• Empowering our voices and resilience
• Working with our supporting spirits and transcestors (trans ancestors), and care for our transcendants (trans descendants)
• Community support and connection
• Ritual and magic to support our work
• Self and Gender-Affirming Care

Later in the year we will be welcoming in guest teachers focusing on:
• Trans Sacred Sexuality
• Self-defense
• De-colonial Herbalism

We may post more specific topics before each monthly event, or we may plan more spontaneously based on events that are affecting our community.

This is a monthly drop in circle for trans and non-binary people*
*We welcome gender non-conforming and gender questioning people regardless of gender expression. We do not seek to define or invalidate another person’s gender identity.

We strive to center those of us most marginalized by supremacy oppression, including gender non-binary, transgender, BIPOC, and disabled folx. As such we seek to create a space that actively de-centers cis-centric, hetero-normativity.

If you have questions about what this means and whether or not this space is for you, contact us.

 

 
Plant Salon: A Monthly Meet Up

 

A Once Monthly Gathering Facilitated by
Anna Rebecca Lopez & Ren Carothers of the Cunning Crow Apothecary

@ The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple
Next Meeting April 24, 7pm - 9pm
$5 materials fee, plus $10-$30 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)


About the Salon:

This monthly meet up seeks to aid those interested in gaining deeper relationship with plants. We will be hosting 1-3 individual plants each evening (depending on how time unfolds), and exploring how we might connect with these unique beings in various ways - including observation of their physical forms, such as through sight, touch, taste, but also through less readily tangible means, such as through trance and ritual.

Each coming with unique magical folk medicine practices, facilitators Anna Rebecca and Ren will be guiding the evenings. Activities will be open-ended, for you to delve into and interpret in the ways that you choose, within your own cosmological framework and individual connection to nature.

These classes will be cultivated around the lens of decolonization and will be seeking to disrupt culturally-appropriative, capitalistic and environmentally-devastating plant uses & practices.

Though this is a monthly meet up, folx are welcome to join at any point throughout the year! Additionally, folx need not have any specific cultivated skill-set--magical, witchcraft, herbalism or otherwise--to participate. Please do RSVP via email if you plan to attend a class to ensure we have supplies ready for you. You can RSVP to jaguarsunhealingarts@gmail.com.

  

 

GET YOUR TICKETS

The Practice of Romani Magic with Romani Activist Jezmina Von Thiele

 

@ Phinney Neighborhood Association
Saturday, July 6, 11am - 3pm
$30-$80 (limited sliding scale)

About the Workshop
We are so excited to be hosting Jezmina Von Thiele for this magical weekend of community, magic, and wisdom! Jezmina is a Sinti Romani Activist, Drabarni, Witch, Fortune Teller, Artist, Dancer, and Energy Healer. This event is open to all our community, Roma and Non-Roma alike!

 

Join Jezmina as she shares with us the foundational techniques of the drabaripé (Romani fortune telling and healing magic). This hands-on workshop is open to everyone and no experience in the techniques of Fortune Telling necessary.

Jez will over you insight into Romani magic and divination through exploring the history and practice of Sinti palmistry, tea-leaf reading, tarot, and dream work.

 

Jezmina will also be our featured reader and keynote speaker at our 2nd Annual Psychic Faire on Sunday, July 7th from 11am - 6pm at the Fremont Foundry. You will be able to sign up for a private reading and healing from Jez then...first come, first serve.

 

 A NOTE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
It is a rare and beautiful opportunity to learn about the Drabaripé from a Drabarni (Romani wise woman) and lineage keeper. We are blessed and grateful that Jezmina will be sharing her wisdom and the teaching passed down to her grandmother. If you read tarot, practice palmistry, or any other form of divination, this is the perfect opportunity to deepen your relationship with your craft. This workshop is open to anyone (Roma and non-Roma) interested in the history and practice of Romani Fortune Telling, tarot, palmistry, and tea leaf reading.

 

For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

2nd Annual Psychic Faire & Pop-Up Market

 

@ The Fremont Foundry Atrium
Sunday, July 7, 11am - 6pm
$10-$30 suggested donation (none turned away for lack of funds)

About the Event
This year we are blessed to be hosted by Fremont Foundry, allowing us more room for vendors, readers, a large space for workshops, and a pup-up tattoo studio by the illustrious Jude le Tronik Tattoos and special guests!

 

 This year's keynote speaker will  be Jezmina Von Thiele, a Sinti Romani Activisst, Drabarni, Witch, Fortune Teller, Artist, Dancer, and Energy Healer

Save the date and stay tuned as we update our list of Teachers, Vendors, & Readers!

 

Free Workshops:

12pm - Crystal Magic with RootBone Conjure & Mystical Inquiry Hypnosis

1pm - Candle Magic with Lighting Moon Conjure

2pm - Palmistry with Jezmina Von Thiele

3pm - Magical Activistm with The Living Altar's Kiki & Ylva Mara

4pm - Queer Magic - TBA

 

Readers (more to come):

Kiyan Fox, Lightning Moon Conjure, Kiki Robinson, Lily Kay, Anna Rebecca

Palmistry * Tarot * Reiki * Runes * Energy Healing * Ancestral * Readings * Custom Spells

 

Vendors (more to come):

Indian Summer, Jules Tomei, Rose Alchemista, Emerald Comics Distro, Danny Mansmith, Little Wolf Crystals, Prism Within, Lightning Moon Conjure, Jude le Tronik Tattoos

Candles * Witch Wares & Altar Goods * Crystals * Herbal Preparations * House Plants * Tattoos

 

All Ages & Families Welcome. Free Supervised Kids Activities Provided.

 

 
Online Witch School
w/ Ylva Mara Radziszewski


Thru weekly podcasts & videos, homework assignments, a private & moderated Facebook page, 90 minute webinars twice a quarter, and recommended one-on-one sessions... you will develop a deeper understanding of the Witches Work and cultivate a relationship with your own unique Magic.


Complete course details & pricing options available on Ylva's Teachable.com website here.

   

 
Healing Craft 2 Year Practitioner Training:
w/ Ylva Mara Radziszewski

 

- 1st Year: Sacred Foundations: registration for this class is now closed.  Online payment is available here only for those who have already enrolled. -


- 2nd Year: Becoming Ceremony: registration for this class is now closed.  Online payment is available here only for those who have already enrolled. -

 

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Upcoming Events at The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple...   

Children of the Wilderness | Every Thursday | 7pm-9pm
Children of the Wilderness is a safe, community space for free spirited folks in recovery. Sponsored and run by Recovery Allies, this is a peer lead alternative and supplement to step based addiction recovery.  We understand that recovery access and addiction is complicated by and interconnected with racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, isolationism, xenophobia and other forms of oppression. This group is welcome to everyone working thru addiction recovery, whether you are currently working a program or not. We ask that you come committed to your recovery journey and we offer ample resources regardless of where you are in your recovery process.  This is a place to learn and share techniques of empowering your journey on the recovery path. Registration: These meetings are offered on a donation basis, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donation suggestion $5-$20 weekly, this will help to cover rent for space and supplies used. 

Full Moon Community Esbat | 4.19.19 | 7pm-9pm
The moon and their cycles have inspired mystery and ceremony through all cultures and for time immeasurable. Their cycle of fecundity and repletion calls us to explore our wold and how we relate to it. We invite you to join Maria LaFrance of the Cunning Crow Teaching Temple nonprofit for this magical evening, and as an opportunity to deepen in your relationship with the moon, your own magic and community. Registration: $10-$30 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds), payment is due at the door.

Healing Craft Student Clinic | 4.21.19 | 10am-6pm
Supervised, student-led clinic days offer a sacred space for students of the School of Traditional Magic to practice their Healing Craft and build confidence in their altars. These clinics will offer multiple opportunities for students to meet clients, develop a treatment plan, and implement their Healing Craft while under supervision. For clients, sessions may include energy clearing, divination/intuitive reading, spiritual guidance, custom ritual and spell work, herbal recommendations, and other delights specific to the student practitioner. Sessions are 50 minutes each and scheduled on one hour intervals starting at 10am. Registration: All clinics will be on a donation basis; recommended sliding scale of $0-$125 per session (no one turned away for lack of funds). For more information on the clinics and to schedule your session, click here.

Culture Shift: A Monthly Empowerment of Community Resilience | 4.22.19 | 6:30pm-9:30pm
Join Jazz GoldmAn with occasional guest facilitators in an experimental playground of unlearning and relearning, building resilience, and relating to each other in a liberated way. Expect conversations on race, gender, and disability, and how they interact, and how we can co-create something different from what we've been taught. Expect relationship building and skill sharing around anti-oppression and resilience. Expect mindfulness and light embodied movement. Jazz will facilitate in a way that strives to center the most marginalized voices in the space. BIPOC-centric, trans-centric, queer-centric futures will be inherently magical; magic and spirituality will be interwined with the work we do. Please bring a food to share if you are able. Registration: $5-$30 to cover rental and facilitator costs. No one turned away for lack of funds. For more information on Culture Shift, click here.

Reiki Circle | 4.26.19 | 7pm-9pm
Join Prashanthi Reddy of Anumati Healing Arts in this monthly Reiki Circle - every last Friday of the month through the rest of 2019. Both those attuned to Reiki and those un-attuned are welcome. Registration: $15 for those attuned, $20 for those not attuned, prepay here. Sliding scale available by request. Send inquiries to anumatihealingarts@gmail.com.

Mystic Melanin Meet Up | 4.28.19 | 12pm-3pm
This meet-up is for every wild at heart Person of Color who's spiritual practices are as varied as our skin tones and hair textures. If you are a Person of Color seeking community with other folx who love digging deeper into themselves and the mysteries of the University, this is the place for you. This meet-up is BYOB style: Bring Your Own Brunch. This is a BIPOC only space. White lovers and allies, we invite you to support this space by donating funds, food, or beverages and booze. Registration: Free to attend. Donations are gladly accepted and encouraged to cover the cost of space rental. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

Beltane Ritual with Cascadia Grove | 4.28.19 | 5pm-7pm
Join Cascadia Grove for a Spring Equinox Ritual. This ritual will focus on Nature Spirits as they emerge from their winter sleeping quarters and sprout new life for springtime. Cascadia Grove holds rituals eight times a year at the Cunning Crow Apothecary and are part of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship. Rituals last from 60-90 minutes depending on the number of folks, and will be focused on honoring the Kindreds (the Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and Deities). In addition, folks will make praise offerings and have the opportunity to be guided in meditation. Rituals are followed by a shared meal of "finger foods." Registration: Rituals are open to the public and  free of charge, although donations are gladly accepted. You are welcome to bring an offering or two, a food item for afterwards and/or just yourself. Dress code is casual. You can check out more about Cascadia Grove on their website, adfcascadia.org.

Community Queerituality - "Rooting Together in Community" | 5.1.19 | 7pm-9pm
Join the Fellowship of the Phoenix - Seattle and The Cunning Crow Apothecary for a once-monthly meeting focused on supporting our unique spiritual and community needs. This May session will focus on community. Community both enriches and challenges us on the spiritual path. Many of us struggle to practice being in community, both due to painful experiences and the disruptive influences of contemporary capitalism. Socioeconomic pressures keeps us from being firmly rooted to one place or one community, encouraging us to pursue individual autonomy at the cost of belonging and interdependence. Yet we are creatures who deeply need belonging with our autonomy. Together we will explore personal and spiritual practices to help cultivate a practice of community, giving and receiving connection and support, and building the resilient future that will outgrow the crumbling structures of the past. Community Queerituality is a space available to all of our open-hearted, magically-minded LGBTQ+ community. We explicitly invite members of marginalized populations to join the work and contribute to a diversity of thought: this includes but is not limited to queer, trans, non-binary, neurodivergent, disabled, & BIPOC folx. Registration: Donations of $5-$20 are gladly accepted and encouraged to cover the cost of space rental. No one turned away for lack of funds. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

New Moon Community Esbat | 5.4.19 | 7pm-9pm
The cycles of the moon provide a model for the cyclical and dynamic energy of life. The energy of the Dark Moon, powerful and mysterious, is a reminder that space should always be created for maturation and growth. In this monthly offering, we will hold each other in community as we take this time of introspection to gather the energy of new beginnings and sow the seeds of change. Registration: $10-$30 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds), payment is due at the door.