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A Druid Herbal for Samhain
November 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$45.00
The veil is thin and the Ancestors are close during the mystical season of Samhain. The priests and priestesses of the ancient Celtic lineage, the Druids, lived seasonally with the Earth and so to may we. We will journey with Celtic/ Irish goddesses the Morrigan and the Cailleach and their specific powers for the winter season of Samhain. We will discover herbs to nourish the physical and spiritual body during this time of nesting and resting, dreaming and stillness. We will dress a candle blessed with a spell for the season, connect to elderberry and make a deep dark syrup for the immune system. We will create an herbal tea to nourish and quiet the body and the mind, to connect us to and celebrate the dark. Two full scholarships available for this class for POC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 18 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 13 years, continually learning from the land, the plants, the people and the Ancestors as well as from her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland and continues to learn from. Tonja graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000 and began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002. She opened a store-front in Denver Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal shop until selling it to long-time customers in 2016 to pursue her passion of teaching herbs and ritual full time.
Tonja has led sacred journeys to Ireland for 13 years including a two week Herb School over Summer Solstice and pilgrimages for Beltaine and Autumn Equinox. She teaches a year-long Mystery School which begins and ends at Samhain and includes initiation in Ireland. New in summer 2020, will be a two week Priestess School, in residence in Ireland.
She is the author of Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connection and the Way of Brighid Oracle Cards, dedicated to Irish goddess and saint Brighid.
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