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General News · 26th January 2024
Tanya Henck
Magic School Adult Series: Dream Rituals
A partnership with Cortes Island Women’s Centre, generously funded through FolkU.

This is the time on the seasonal wheel to dream, gently stir our creative spirits and awaken gently with the growing light. In this exciting new partnership, Magic School’s Rue McDonald is offering a three part adult series for deeply nourishing the soul with the magic of dreaming. You are heartily welcomed to join the circle where we will follow the moon cycle weaving botanical art, music, movement, storytelling, folk herbalism, and dream practice.

No one turned away for lack of funds. If this is a barrier please don’t hesitate to reach out.

This offering invites all women (trans inclusive) and non-binary folks.
To learn more about Rue and why they love dream practice, you can read the extended invitation here:

Why Dream?
Dream is a mysterious source of connection to deep wisdoms which some call collective memory, the unseen, the ancestors or one's own inner creative landscape. In dream practice we cultivate the capacity to remember, make meaning and co-create with our dreams, a process that will be a unique journey for each of us.

If you are looking to move through a creative block, begin a dream practice or connect with ancestral cultural practices, this offering is for you! Dream practice deeply nourishes our creative processes. When held in a cultural container, we can dive deep to retrieve what has been lost. Tap into your well spring and allow the creative spirit to stoke your flame…

About the Mentor:
Rue (they/them) is a lineage-keeper in training as a storyteller and ritualist rooted in their ancestral traditions, most deeply Highland Scottish and Irish. Accounts of the oral bardic tradition in Scottish Highlands compiled by Michel Newtown include dream as an important source of creative inspiration in tapping into Buidhe or our creative well spring connecting us to the realm of the ancestors. This channeling in Irish is called imbas forsinaí, a dream state connected to a well spring that flows deep within and beyond us. Rue is guided by values of decolonial healing and acknowledges that connection with ancestrally rooted wisdom traditions fortifies to engage in full dignity, responsibility and humanity for the vital process of decolonization and climate action. Rue lives in Whaletown offering local programming for many ages, writes and performs locally and on the road.

Culture of Welcome and Belonging:
For the sake of creating wholesome, loving and secure attachment, we create a culture of mutual welcoming. This means we invite people into our experience. This means quieter voices are welcomed and centered. This means that everyone in this gets to belong fully to this group. Through acts of positive affirmation, celebrating each other’s risks, successes and failures, and offering loving feedback when requested, we come to belong with each other.

We are like an ecosystem. We are stronger as a community when we are diverse! This space is explicitly welcoming for gender and racial diversity & diversity of all kinds and we are committed to fully supporting each of us to come as we are, receiving each other into belonging in our community.