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May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Prepare yourself for a journey to the Underworld, the Chthonic Realm, through the lens of a beautiful and mysterious invertebrate. Cicadas are both relatable and sometimes agitating with their eternal screaming into the aether. But why do they do this? And how often do they emerge from their long slumber underground? How does their life cycle work and why should we observe it?

We will answer many of the biological and behavioral questions about this creature as well as discussing the mythology and spiritual nature of these beautiful insects. Spring, as we emerge into the warmer portion of the year, is a perfect time to discuss cicadas. You will learn about how to build a connection with cicadas as related to the Eleusinian Mysteries and the myth of Persephone and Demeter. How is the cycle of life and death related to your own spiritual journey and the natural cycle of the biology that persists around us despite all odds? We will also discuss their messages of protection, perseverance, intuition, independence, and even music.

This is a class for learning about rebirth, fortitude, adaptability, and the underworld through both a biological and spiritual lens. This class is a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration. You will learn how to relax, spread, and pin your own cicada specimen which you will take home with you. We will also provide visual examples and brief explanations of how to keep your specimen at home for display.

Supplies Included:
-Sustainably sourced cicada specimen
-Pinning board and pins
-Educational materials and inspiration/ideas for how to display your specimen


Jess is a Denver-based artist who creates small sculptures and jewelry using elements of nature.
Jess creates imaginative miniature worlds honoring elements of nature and science. These sculptures contain magic in the form of preserved insects, bones, stones, moss, and plants. Inspired by the natural curiosity assemblages of the Victorian Naturalists and the Wildlife Halls of modern science museums, Jess hopes to inspire wonder, curiosity, and understanding for our natural world. Each piece she creates is a reminder of the beauty that lies in death and its importance in the cycle of life.
Jess teaches classes that stitch together magic, art, and science with an aim to inspire her students to to approach the world, and their practice, with endless curiosity.

Alessandra, owner of Oracle Natural Science is an Entomologist Enthusiast, and Bone Memorialist, winning 2019 Worlds Taxidermy Championships for skeletal articulations. She teaches our Entomology Classes along with being the host of Oracle’s Bug Club and more. Alessandra grew her fascination of insects and natural sciences as a child, walking down to the Insectarium and Olympic gardens of Montreal, Canada which their inspirations can be seen in all aspects of her work. While she spends her days at Oracle, the rest of her time is split between working as an Artist Assistant at Staab Studios, Pet Memorialist, and as hobbyist arachnologists.


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May 12
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


RitualCravt School
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Ritualcravt, 7700 W 44th Ave CO
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 United States
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