Here in the coven, intermediate level dance technique is offered for cultivating refinement and leveling up your dance repertoire by embodying benefic cosmic signatures and iconic archetypes with theatrical choreography and applied magical insight. 

:::THE COVEN COMPANION & POWER PROMPTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE:::

References & practical magick for working with the goddess Demeter

in prep for The Dance of Demeter coming up next week Thursday 7/25

DEMETER COMPANION PART I: SKIRA ~ THE FIRST HARVEST

The mysteries of Demeter were month the most famous mysteries in the ancient world.

Many of the wealthy traveled from as far as Egypt to attend them, and country folk said their money for years just so that they could experience them once before they died.

The Goddesses and Gods that are part of Demeter’s mysteries are certainly powerful,

fascinating archetypes that have much to reveal to us.

But this is only a part of their power.

Learn more about Demeter & the Eleusinian Mysteries in the Coven Companion here:

Learn more about connecting with the spirit of Demeter and practical magick for embracing the season at this potent turning of the wheel in the month of July Coven Power Prompts –

DEMETER PART I: HONORING HER

The Coven Power Prompts come complete with an oracular reading by Memorie Ov Eden, Altar Suggestions, Journal Prompts, Practical Magick and a custom Tarot Spread for First Harvest.

Here is a link to the Coven Power Prompts:

COVEN DRILLS: MAGE OF EARTH

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This 30 minute session introduces a new intermediate Elemental Fusion Dance Combo that will be a part of the upcoming Dance of Demeter (Goddess of the Earth and the Harvest) which we will dig into next week Thursday as Lughnasadh draws near.

MUSIC: Slow Track – 

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FULL SPEED TRACK: Loose Foot by THOOK

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Enjoy!

DANCE OF ARTEMIS PART III: HER INDOMITABLE SPIRIT 

At the entry into Cancer season, our journey with Artemis finds its timely conclusion. I hope you all enjoyed the full moon summer solstice! I’m still riding the vibes. How fascinating to discover that in spite of not being able to dance part 3 on the full moon proper – it appears that all of Cancer season is carrying the energy of the Full moon in Capricorn all the way until the end, when we close out with a rare – second full moon in Capricorn just before transitioning into Leo. We are still in Litha season for a few more days, and I am delighted to close our beautiful chapter with Artemis at this time, who is undoubtedly celebrating with her Nymphs in the Olympic halls.

Full moons mark a time of completion and magical fecundity, while the summer solstice being the longest day of the year is celebrated for its virility and growth as a time of taking pause to appreciate all that we have to be grateful for. A time for revisiting and honoring our own inherent wildness.

Litha (Summer Solstice) Is the longest day of the year. The day when the Sun God is at the peak of his virility and the Sun Goddess is with child. It’s the time of year when crops are growing heartily and the Earth is fertile and happy.

As we move into the sun sign of Cancer (ruled by the moon) on the Summer Solstice we return to the temple of the Sun and the Moon. The divine union of our two most influential celestial bodies and family reunion of the titanic twin siblings ~ Artemis and Apollo. An ideal time for communing with nature spirits, welcoming illuminating insights, pausing to be present with the shifting cycle, celebrating love, fortifying our magic, protection, focusing on healing and attracting abundance.

The Dance of Artemis was written to venerate her at the time of year (spring into summer) which corresponds with the waxing to fullness phase of the lunar cycle. It is a poetic interpretation of her cultivated wildness and haunting reminder of the aspects of the goddess that have been cast aside by the patriarchy for obvious reasons::: May the beauty and power of her indomitable spirt live on through us.

PREP FOR TONIGHTS CLASS:

Please come prepared with a candle, smudge, SOMETHING SWEET TO BURN for Artemis, hydration, and something fun to tie around your waist.

Enjoy!

COVEN DRILLS: MAGE OF FIRE

(30 Minute Class)

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Mage of Fire is a new layered fusion motif that will be included in the 3rd installment of the Dance of Artemis coming up next week Thursday! This motif layers the fire mudra with a slicing spin and 3/4 shimmy over a stepping sequence. I break it down to be practiced at varying speeds and on both sides for symmetry.

It is a fierce combo for the dance warrior at heart.

For class, please come prepared with a candle, smudge, hydration, and something fun to tie around your waist. Enjoy!

MUSIC: Slow Song – Tribal Trap by Peace Sine

Full Speed Song – Ma’at by Tahum

COVEN DRILLS: MAGE OF AIR

(30 Minute Class)

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This motif covers the Elemental Fusion Bow and Arrow dance signatures for aiming our arrows of THOT while directing our intentions and portraying it through movement. This motif is also present within the Dance of Artemis – particularly Artemis Part II, when we reach the heart of our journey with the Goddess of the Hunt. When we dance this motif within the larger storyline and framework of the Dance of Artemis, it goes pretty fast. This class grants us the opportunity to break down the nuances of the motif while slowing everything down so that we can feel confident in our movements at a faster pace. It’s also a beautiful signature that can be incorporated into your own dance repertoire should you feel inspired to do so.

PREP FOR CLASS:

Please come prepared with your candle, smudge and something fun to tie around your waist. 

MUSIC: Sky Dancer by Akara

Enjoy!

DANCE OF ARTEMIS PART II: AIM YOUR ARROW TRUE 

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This action packed class brings us into the heart of the holy hunt. We continue building upon our lunar dance motifs, practice prowess, and embody the archetype of the archer as we release our arrows of intention towards the intended target of our hearts desire. I had a blast revamping a number of the moves from the Dances of Sagittarius from the Astrological & Venus Series for our triumphant crescendo. There is so much deliciousness happening in the cosmos right now… I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing some of the most profound synchronicities on the regular as we move closer to the Venus / Jupiter conjunction. The Full moon in Sagittarius will also be conjunct the two great benefics at the moment of exactment, which is amplifying everything in such extraordinary and meaningful ways. The archer is literally in the moon. How potent and beautiful is that?! So much more information is available in the Coven Companion and Power Prompts for the month of may and exciting planetary alignment.

You can access the month of May Coven Companion for Artemis Part II here:

And you can access the month of May + Venus Jupiter | Full Moon in Sagittarius Power Prompts here:

Please come prepared for class with your smudge, candle, SOMETHING SWEET TO BURN for Artemis, an amulet or item that you will be using in ritual to connect with Artemis, something fun to tie around your waist and hydration.

Enjoy Dear Hearts!

Love T.

DANCE OF ARTEMIS PART I

For the next 3 months we will be in hot pursuit of our dreams with Artemis as we make our way through the vibrancy of Spring and on to the culmination of the Summer Solstice. Through the guidance and companionship of Artemis, we will practice our cunning and skillset towards alignment and manifestation for attaining our goals and aiming our arrows towards our clarified visions.

Artemis Part I awakens the Goddess of the Hunt within our movement practice. As we embark upon this journey of embodiment with her, we will down the moon, and awaken our night vision to call on the Animal totem of the Stag for carving new pathways as we weave magic with the sparkling light of Luna, dancing through the ripples upon the waters of our dreams. Stag symbolism and meanings include stamina, virility, grace, instincts, maturity, regeneration, and spiritual enlightenment. The stag – sometimes referred to as hart – is exalted among other deer. He is mature and experienced, having endured life’s challenges, and he has a massive crown of antlers to show for it. The Stag is sacred to Artemis and we can call upon the spirit of the Stag for guidance and strength as we step into the future.

Here is a preview of the soundtrack we will be working with for our embodiment of this fierce and loving Goddess: It is called Luna Noua by Vartra:

The Coven Companion is also now available with an intro to our work with Artemis, which helps to acquaint us with her indominable spirit. You can access the Coven Companion here:

The Month of April Power Prompts are also now available including our monthly oracular reading by Memorie Ov Eden, ritual prep for the waning moon phase that leads us into the Beltane Portal and upcoming New Moon in Taurus + journal prompts and a beautiful tarot spread for tuning in to this transitional phase of the Beltane cross-quarter. You can access the Coven Companion here:

For this class, please come prepared with your smudge, a candle, something sweet to burn for Artemis, hydration and something fun to tie around your waist.

Enjoy!

JUST DRILLS: PRINCESS OF WATER 

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For this  30 minute class, we focus on a layered figure 8’s dance combination called Princess of Water. The first in our court cards library for this beautiful element that sits at the heart of our Elemental Fusion Dance practice. This combo will work wonderfully as an addition to anyone’s dance repertoire and will also be included in the Dance of ARTEMIS – Part I.

Please come prepared with smudge, a candle, something fun to tie around your waist, and hydration. 

MUSIC: Backwards by Kareful

If you would like to deepen your practice with the Water Elemental, you can recite the Invocation before class:

WATER INCANTATION

(Stand in the posture of Water facing the West within your Temple Space – Receptive hand at head height like a crescent moon, visualize blue and the fluidity of ocean waves. Projective hand with Natural Athame raised in salute. Shift your conscious connection to your roots dipping into the dimensional aspect of water.)

THE CALL:

Powers of the West!

Essence of Water!

I summon you to this sacred place.

Guardians , elementals, undines, merfolk and niksa of the ocean depths!

Be with me now and lend your powers of intuition and emotion.

Open my heart!

Awaken your power of daring and acceptance within me.

Come crashing wave and foggy dusk.

Come glistening dew and river rapids to buoy and carve the way for this magick.

Draw the invoking pentagram of water beginning on the upper left corner and moving to the right, all the way through the star and back to where you started.

Encircle the pentagram deosil (clockwise) unlicking the gate.

Draw the power inward.

Kiss the athame fingers, drawing the essence of water into you.

The portal opens, the circle is flooded with elemental energy and the blue girder encircles your sphere.

Hand over hear, bowing say~

“Water I welcome you with Gratitude. Hail and Welcome.”

FOR CLOSING THE GATE AFTER CLASS:

Face West in the posture of water and say:

Guardians of the West!

“Essence of Water, Undine & Niksa!

I am grateful for your lessons of daring to Love and of Acceptance.

Continue to nurture my heart and Great Work along the Path of Love.

I release you now to your fair and fluid realms.”

See the blue girder recede through the gateway as you draw the banishing pentagram to close the gate begining at the right point, moving left and continue through the star until you reach the right point once again. Draw a circle around it counter clockwise (widdershins). Kiss the tips of your fingers forming your natural athame and thrust any remaining energy out through the gate. Bow and say “Hail & Farewell

See you soon!

Love T.

PERSEPHONE PART III: THE RETURN

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Blessed Equinox Beloved Dance Coven!

At last we reach the conclusion of our journey with Persephone on the Vernal Equinox with the DANCE OF PERSEPHONE PART III: THE RETURN

We will unfurl with the flowers blossoming all around us into full glory.

I suggest brushing up with parts I & II before class, and we will finish the choreography to Rebirth by Murkury. Please come prepared with a candle, SOMETHING SWEET TO BURN for Persephone, hydration and something fun to tie around your waist.

MUSIC: REBIRTH BY MURKURY

PERSEPHONE PART III: THE RETURN

HERE SHE IS ALL THE WAY THROUGH FROM BEGINNING TO END:::

The Coven Companion offers a deeper glimpse into the mythos surrounding Persephone and how the ancient stories and Orphic Hymns wove a vibrant tapestry of truth-filled lore which seasoned the hearts and minds of all who were blessed to be initiated into the Mysteries at Eleusis.

You can access Persephone Part III Coven Companion here:

The Month of March Coven Power Prompts conclude our Rites of Persephone Journey of Empowerment with the final 2 seeds of consciousness for integrating the wisdom of Persephone upon her return from the underworld. You can find it complete with journal prompts, altar suggestions, a Venus in Pisces Spring Equinox Ritual + an oracular reading and tarot spread created for us by Memorie Ov Eden.

You can access the Coven Power Prompts for March here:

DANCE OF PERSEPHONE PART II: THE RECOGNITION

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Persephone Part II brings us into the heart of our journey with this remarkable Goddess of Adaptation and Transformation. As she begins her journey (guided by Mercury) back to the land of the living, she ingests her Pomegranate seeds of wisdom which grant her the power of her own Sovereignty and enabling her to walk in both the realms of the above and below, the living and the dead. 

For this class please come prepared with SOMETHING SWEET TO BURN for Persephone, a candle, hydration and something fun to tie around your waist.

MUSIC: REBIRTH BY MURKURY

You can learn about the Eleusinian Mysteries and access the COVEN COMPANION here:

And the Pisces Season COVEN POWER PROMPTS complete with an oracular reading by Memorie Ov Eden, a tarot spread for renewal, journal prompts and a Saturn in Pisces ritual for claiming the crown of sovereignty can be found here:

DANCE OF PERSEPHONE: PART I 

QUEEN OF THAT WHICH IS BELOW

 

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Our 3 part dance saga dedicated to Persephone has finally arrived. During this embodiment series we will be working with her closely as a guiding light through our sacred time of renewal with the imminent unfurling of Spring. As we are currently in the stillness of the heart of winter and what the ancients referred to as the time of the underworld upon earth, Persephone encourages us to look within and dig deep to embrace our shadow and focus on self care as we prepare ourselves for the arrival of Imbolc and the Year of the Dragon.

Check out the Coven Companion for learning about Persephone through the ages and how to begin working with her here:

The Coven Power Prompts are also available for you to work with including altar suggestions, journal prompts, ritual guidance, oracular wisdom and a custom tarot spread for beginning our journey of reclamation and renewal with Persephone here:

The Dance of Persephone – Part 1 depicts her as the sovereign ruler of her underworld kingdom. A dance of regality and grace with the thought provoking and complex beauty that we have come to know as shadow.

 For this class, please come prepared with a candle, something SWEET TO BURN for Persephone, hydration and something fun to tie around your waist.

MUSIC: 

Slow Song – Black Flowers by Sidewalks and Skeletons

I took a bit longer during the shadow-self curling into integration moment for the second run through in this practice video so that the following accent moves could sync up well with the music.

Full Speed Track: Rebirth by Murkury