CIRCE

PARTS I, II & II

This dance is sultry and beguiling. The dance of an underworld enchantress. It involves working with a CHALICE. So make sure you have a stemmed goblet that is not glass (or on the thicker side) to prevent breakage.

Known by many as a daughter of Hekate, whilst in other sources of lore, in the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, from the womb of Perse an Oceanid Nymph and daughter of Oceanus- Circe is born. But Circe is a strange child – not obviously powerful like her father, not viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power – the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. (From CIRCE by Madaline Miller).

 Circe was one of the most powerful enchantresses of Greek mythology, who some call a witch and some a goddess. This parentage made Circe sister to another powerful sorceress, Pasiphae, wife of Midas, as well as Perses and Aeetes, famous kings of Greek mythology. Whilst, Perses and Aeetes were not known for their magical abilities, a niece of Circe, Medea certainly was.

Of the three female sorceresses, Circe, Pasiphae and Medea, Circe was regarded as the most powerful of the three, and able to concoct powerful potions, but Circe was also said to have power to hide the sun and moon as she willed. Circe was also known to call upon the assistance of “dark” deities, in the form of Chaos, Nyx and Hecate. Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs. Through the use of these and a magic wand or staff, she would transform her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals.

We did a deep dive into Circe studies over 3 months of working with her. You can learn all about her history and working with her here:

And here is an intro for working with Circe through the power of potions:

FOR THIS CLASS:

Please come prepared with your candle, smudge, CHALICE, 

something sweet to burn for Circe, something fun to tie around your waist, and hydration.

MUSIC: Ela by Amanati (Ela translates as Oak).

Enjoy!

DANCE OF CIRCE: PART II – ENCHANTRESS ENTRHONED

For the second installment of the Dance of Circe embodiment series, she takes us into the heart of her throne room, where her powerful enchantments were enacted and immortalized in the passionate hearts of all future witches who would follow in her trailblazing footsteps. Famously written into the minds and mythos of our ancestors. Circe’s magic is alive and legendary in this towering, otherworldly chamber, where the witch flame fuels her enticing concoctions of mystery, ecstasy and even dread.

You can access a Circean inspired recipe for an inspiration potion to sip while your dancing or creating art here:

 

For this class: please come prepared with your CHALICE, something wonderful to burn as an offering to Circe, a candle, hydration of choice and something fun to tie around your waist.

It’s also not a bad idea to brush up on CIRCE PART I beforehand, although I will be recapping it at the tail-end of this class, I will only be covering the new movements in depth.

CIRCE PART III: THE SOVEREIGN SORCERESS

This class concludes our epic Circe series and journey with her through the enchanting realm of potions. Here we witness Circe in a state of complete liberation and wholeness as the sovereign sorceress of her enchanted kingdom. It is she, when approached with honor and respect, who offers sound guidance, grants wishes and empowers us to awaken the witch within.

If you would like to continue your potions studies with Circe, you can follow the power prompts here:

For this class please come prepared with your candle, something sweet to burn as an offering for Circe, something fun to tie around your waist and your hydration of choice.