~Virtual Polish Magic Classes beginning November 2022 - more details about full series coming soon~

 

The second class in this series will be about the magic of the winter holidays and how this time of the year is observed in Polish Slavic traditions. We will discuss divination, Spirits of the home and land as well as protective rituals and crafts for this part of winter season leading to the new year. 

 

Class will be taking place on Wednesday, December 7th from 4-6 pm pst via Zoom. Cost $40.

Please email gabriela@allgateswithin.com to inquire or get on the mailing list to receive updates about these classes.

 

Honoring the Ancestors

Animism and the Spirit World

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The world we live in is the sacred world of Spirits. The belief that all living things are connected to Spirit is deeply rooted in various animistic, shamanic and magical traditions from around the world. One of the most important aspects of these traditions is based on developing and nurturing a connection with the earth, the ancestors, spirits of the land and other beings who inhabit the visible and invisible realms of our world.

Oracles, Shamans, Witches and Medicine Keepers have always held a specific role throughout history in all cultures. Depending on the culture, they were referred to by different names, but their core roles were very similar. They traveled between the worlds and brought back information that was needed for their community and maintained the connections between the visible and invisible realms of Spirit. In earlier times, this connection was crucial to the health and survival of individuals and communities.

Even though survival is much easier in today’s world, people still seek to remember that deep connection to the earth, to all living things and ultimately to themselves. We are surrounded by compassionate beings who offer support and guidance on the path of mystery and transformation. Remembering and connecting to the Spirit World is our birthright and also one of the strongest anchors in this often complicated and beautiful existence. This connection is also an opening into the heart which is the most important gate which holds our greatest gifts and highest truths.