Spirit Weavers Gathering
May
31
to Jun 11

Spirit Weavers Gathering

With great joy & pleasure I return once more to the 6th Annual Spirit Weavers Gathering!

I'm excited to share in and contribute to this family of womxn for my third time, and am honored to both share class space with some of my heroines AND teach some wildly different classes.

Here's sampling of what I'll be sharing in the two weeks by the river:

(With my dear friend Dia) Heart & Hearth of Kitchen Medicine

(With beloved Whitney Popham)  Plant Relations for the Age of Loneliness

Bathing with Birches

Plant Medicine for the Age of Loneliness

Tree People

Plant Ancestors

 

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May
15
to May 20

The Good Medicine Confluence

I'm honored to be sharing this year at the magical Good Medicine Confluence in Colorado, put on by the equally magical & powerful Kiva Rose Hardin & Jesse Wolf Hardin of Plant Healer Magazine!

I will be sharing a class on ancestral European folk medicine with Amber Magnolia Hill of Aquarian Dawn, as well as classes on Finnish Tree Medicine & The Ancestral Food Medicine of The Subarctic Taiga. 

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Swept Away! PNW Broom tour w/ Bethany Ridenour of Bristle + Stick

Seattle WA

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We know that witches fly on broomsticks, but beyond that image, what is the significance of brooms, and cleaning in folk culture the world over? In this class we will explore the magic and medicine of broom lore and handcraft with Broom-Maker Bruja Bethany Ridenour and the messy-by-nature folk herbalist & witch Milla Prince. Participants will get to make their own hand-brooms, handy for dusting, ritual cleaning, and tidying up all corners of our hearths and homes. We will discuss craft magic, cleaning rituals like smoke, water and steam medicine, broom lore, and learn practical ways to cleanse our spaces both physically and spiritually. Participants will get to leave with their own handmade broom, a handout and a cleansing herbal bundle."

 

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Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council.. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In her own path she has found that working with her hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. She feels like it is her path to do what she can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

 

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and most recently has fallen in love with Broom making.

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Milla was born and raised in endless Boreal forests of Finland, surrounded by hidden messages of ancient plant medicine traditions, and folk magic. Her work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism, plant spirit medicine, ancestral herbalism, Earth Activism, and local resilience. It is her dream to empower folks to discover their own ancestral magic, and revive their own holistic traditions.

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Swept Away! PNW Broom Tour w/ Bethany Ridenour of Bristle + Stick

Monroe, WA

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contact fireweedandnettle@gmail.com for details & to reserve a spot

We know that witches fly on broomsticks, but beyond that image, what is the significance of brooms, and cleaning in folk culture the world over? In this class we will explore the magic and medicine of broom lore and handcraft with Broom-Maker Bruja Bethany Ridenour and the messy-by-nature folk herbalist & witch Milla Prince. Participants will get to make their own hand-brooms, handy for dusting, ritual cleaning, and tidying up all corners of our hearths and homes. We will discuss craft magic, cleaning rituals like smoke, water and steam medicine, broom lore, and learn practical ways to cleanse our spaces both physically and spiritually. Participants will get to leave with their own handmade broom, a handout and a cleansing herbal bundle."

 

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Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council.. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In her own path she has found that working with her hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. She feels like it is her path to do what she can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

 

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and most recently has fallen in love with Broom making.

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Milla was born and raised in endless Boreal forests of Finland, surrounded by hidden messages of ancient plant medicine traditions, and folk magic. Her work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism, plant spirit medicine, ancestral herbalism, Earth Activism, and local resilience. It is her dream to empower folks to discover their own ancestral magic, and revive their own holistic traditions.

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Swept Away! PNW Broom tour w/ Bethany Ridenour of Bristle + Stick
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

Swept Away! PNW Broom tour w/ Bethany Ridenour of Bristle + Stick

 Olympia, WA $75 per student

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contact oakandmadrone@gmail.com for details & to reserve a spot

 

"We know that witches fly on broomsticks, but beyond that image, what is the significance of brooms, and cleaning in folk culture the world over? In this class we will explore the magic and medicine of broom lore and handcraft with Broom-Maker Bruja Bethany Ridenour and the messy-by-nature folk herbalist & witch Milla Prince. Participants will get to make their own hand-brooms, handy for dusting, ritual cleaning, and tidying up all corners of our hearths and homes. We will discuss craft magic, cleaning rituals like smoke, water and steam medicine, broom lore, and learn practical ways to cleanse our spaces both physically and spiritually. Participants will get to leave with their own handmade broom, a handout and a cleansing herbal bundle."

 

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Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council.. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In her own path she has found that working with her hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. She feels like it is her path to do what she can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

 

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and most recently has fallen in love with Broom making.

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Milla was born and raised in endless Boreal forests of Finland, surrounded by hidden messages of ancient plant medicine traditions, and folk magic. Her work as an herbalist in the Pacific Northwest is deeply rooted in the practice of bio-regionalism, plant spirit medicine, ancestral herbalism, Earth Activism, and local resilience. It is her dream to empower folks to discover their own ancestral magic, and revive their own holistic traditions.

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Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Baba Yaga's House

At Seagrape Bath + Body Portland, Oregon

The Witch is making a return in our modern, late-capitalist, anthropocenic age. In this class, we will discuss her presence and the many historical & cultural connotations of the world and the concept. The story and the medicine of identifying as a witch, and how modern witches are apart of an ancient lineage of folks who live in the margins, see in the dark, create healign plant medicine, magic, and hear and speak in the voice of the invisible world. We will discuss inclusion, trauma of the burning times, revitalization of the old ways, ancestral witchcraft and herbalism and other ancient healing modalities as bridges in our craft.

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