Dreaming Awake on The Solstice: The Body as Portal

Thursday & Friday, June 20 & 21, 7-10pm
Max 20 participants
$22 Regular / $18 Members

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What are the bodies of water near you? What are the plants in your area? How can these landscapes and plant allies assist you in your dreamwork? How do you request their assistance?

All objects are portals—a way to travel through spacetime. When we learn to use our bodies, objects, and landscapes around us as portals, we can begin or expand a dreamworking practice, and our ability to manifest and release in the waking realm.

We will build a Beginner Ancestor Dream Kit, a tool to begin to remember your dreams and, if you desire, open ancestor communication. Included will be a handmade ancestral dream portal created from wildcrafted herbs and local water collection. During the second day of class, we will reflect on the previous night’s dreamwork and learn methods of divination and dream interpretation. All of this work is in service of our collective intuition, knowing and freedom.

Blache Marie is a teaching artist working and traveling in community to support healing and engage a global audience. Their art is a living collage of research, dreamwork, poetry, advocacy, herbalism, conscious booking and film created for and with community healing. Their work draws from several healing traditions including herbalism, conjure/hoodoo, Southern Folk Medicine, Pachakuti Mesa (Peruvian shamanism), curanderismo, reiki, and rootwork. Building ceremonial healing spaces inspired by their memories and visceral emotional experience, they examine the historical context of blackness, queerness, tranness, and ruptures caused by forced migrations in the United States. They are currently based in Flagstaff, AZ. More information about Blache Marie can be found at www.causereign.com.

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

Childcare for this event: We do our best to provide low-cost, on-site childcare for our events when requested at least a week in advance. If you are interested in childcare for this event, please fill out this form.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.