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.

 

 
 
Tending a Sacred Death:
The Ceremony & Magic of Tending to Death and the Dying


With Ylva Mara Radziszewski

Date: Sunday, November 11 | 10am - 6pm

Cost: $150 (Sliding Scale Available)

About the Course
Death is a Birthright...whose sacred nature has recently begun to be reclaimed. This intensive is designed for those called to sit and support, as a ceremony of witness, the birthright of another's death. Death is a complex ally to make peace with, and in many respects Death is the most intimate ally of Life. We will explore these concepts and more. In facilitating as full an immersion as possible, I will draw from my experience in Social Work, ceremonial and personal experience with death work, and my work as a Hospice volunteer. We will share stories and craft new ones as we explore the various faces in the cosmology of Death.

 

Some objectives we will cover in this workshop:
- Discuss the physical and spiritual biology of the dying process
- Examine our own beliefs about dying, death and the in-between
- Learn to co-create rituals around the phases of death, focusing on the times before, during, and just following physical death

 

​Full Details & Registration Here

 

 
Plantae Magicae:
Deep Study of The Green World


A Once Monthly Drop-in Salon With Emma Day & Ren Carothers

One Wednesday A Month, 7:00-9:00pm
Jan 24th, Feb 21st, Mar 21st, Apr 18th, May 16th, June 13th,

July 25th, Aug 22nd, Sept 19th, Oct. 17th, Nov 14th 
Cost: $20-$35 Sliding Scale Per Class

About the Course
In a modern world so removed from the wild green how do we, as plant-loving devotees, get back in touch with the language of the botanical? We believe a deeper level communication with flora can be forged through meditation, intention, sensory & emotional impressions. This is a class for those interested in engaging with the subtle vibrations of the plant world. Put simply, we believe that you can learn a lot about a plant and its medicine by sitting with it! Let’s get together with some plant friends and see what sensory and emotional impressions of their wisdom arise for us.

After these plant sits, there will be opportunities to share your experience and discuss with the collective. There will also be teachings about the featured plants from the perspective of western herbalism and European folk traditions and magical practices.

This offering will meet Wednesday nights once monthly January through November, featuring different plants each month. You are welcome to drop-in and out of the series at any time.

No prior experience of any kind is necessary to enjoy this work, only an admiration of plants! This is a simple exercise of tuning in to your extrasensory perceptions, which will be reviewed and discussed at each meet up. Although this concept may feel daunting to new-comers, it is a straightforward meditative process that can be honed merely with practice.

Registration: Preregistration is not necessary (drop-ins are welcome), but appreciated so that we can get a headcount of materials needed. Cost is $20-$35 sliding scale as you are able to afford. RSVP via blackspruceherbals@gmail.com.

 

 
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.

 

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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. 

New Moon Community Esbat | 11.4.18 | 7pm-9pm (CANCELLED)
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.

Community Meditation | 11.5.18 & 11.21.18 | 7pm-9pm
Lead by Zen Buddhist Andrew Simonetti, this silent group meditation is an opportunity to encourage growth and insight into your own practice and connect intimately with the present moment with the support of community. Open to everyone of all spiritual faiths, meditation backgrounds, and experience. First-time or beginner meditators strongly encouraged! This will be a biweekly class held at the Cunning Crow Teaching Temple. Registration: Suggested donation of $5 to help with cost of space. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Community Queerituality - "Accessing Our Intuition" | 11.7.18 | 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. In this gathering we'll discuss how queer people often encounter tension between what we intuitively sense about ourselves and who we're told we are. Depending on how we experience and navigate these tensions, we may become highly attuned to our intuition, or we may experience blocks and doubts that undermine intuition. For the first hour, we'll talk about psychic skills and intuition. Please bring a deck of playing cards, tarot cards, runes, ogham sticks or other divination supplies for the second hour. We will engage in a practice of seeking divination for the upcoming year, using the energies of this time in which it is said the veil between worlds is thin. This space is available to all of our open-hearted, magically-minded LGBTQ+ community and 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: Free to attend. Donations are gladly accepted and encouraged to cover the cost of space rental.

A Witch's Herbal, Part 3 | 11.9.18 | 7pm-9pm (CANCELLED)
Part of walking the path of the witch involves forming relationships with plants as both healers and poisoners, bringers of blessing and bane. The poison plants of old have always been powerful allies and guides in the work of the witch, seer, mystic and healer, offering wisdom about honoring boundaries and fear, the birth-death-rebirth cycle of life, the ways of the spirit world, and more. Time in class will be spent in discussion and lecture. Direct interaction with the spirits of the plants is one of the best ways to build relationship with poisonous plants in particular, and this will be our focus or the evening. Please bring a journal and an offering for the altar. Registration: $30 per class, although no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP via blackspruceherbals@gmail.com and register here.

Herbal Anti-Virals: Staying in Healthy Relationship | 11.16.18 | 7pm-9pm
Our technological culture holds serious misconceptions about the nature of viruses. Becoming informed and clearing up these misconceptions will empower us in the face of an increasing threat of global viral epidemics. The goal of this discussion and lecture with Emma Day is not to incite fear, but instead face reality with a steady gaze with the aim of finding ways to stay healthy. We will be focusing on herbal medicines for their elegance and effectiveness as potent anti-viral remedies. Please bring a journal for notes. Registration: Cost is $30, although no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP to Emma via blackspruceherbals@gmail.com and register here.

Mystic Melanin Meet Up | 11.25.18 | 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.

Reiki Circle | 11.30.18 | 7pm-9pm
Join Prashanthi Reddy of Anumati Healing Arts in this monthly Reiki Circle - every last Friday of the month through the rest of 2018. 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.