The Cauldron of Cerridwen: Power and Transformation
A Myth for the Dark Half of the Year
Cerridwen works for a year and a day to create a potion for her son, who she deems too ugly to be admitted among men of noble birth.
This story is about control. Have you ever sought to mitigate circumstances for someone else? Have you ever tried to step in and shift someone else’s fate?
Gwion Bach is hired to stir the Cauldron of Inspiration for a year and a day, never stopping. On the last day three drops of the potion land on Gwion’s hand, and without thinking, he tastes them, gaining all the benefits of the potion.
This story is about work and reward. Have you ever done work that someone else would benefit from? Have you ever become more powerful from doing work without thinking of reward?
Cerridwen, upon learning that her potion was lost, chased after Gwion. Gwion changed into a variety of animals to outrun Cerridwen, but she also shapeshifted to keep up with him.
This story is about running from power. Have you ever thought you could outrun change? Growth? Yourself? A Goddess?
Bone and Briar Mystery School will be exploring the story of the Cauldron of Cerridwen in a 6 month online class from November 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015 in creating an online community experience that will include:
– monthly packets of story, information, and prompts for magical work
– online discussion with class participants and facilitators
– audio files for trancework
– video discussions with facilitators
You will need:
– access to a computer and internet access
– a journal
– basic art supplies
Amoret BriarRose: Spiritual Midwife, Itinerant Priestess, a Phoenix Flame and a Siren Song. An initiate of both Reclaiming and Anderson Feri traditions, she has been studying, working and facilitating in the Reclaiming tradition since 2000, and currently works in partnership with Boneweaver in the Bone and Briar line of Reclaiming/Feri in Pittsburgh, PA.
Amoret’s passions include community building, co-creation and manifestation, ecstatic ritual, divination and the poetry of life. She is experienced in leadership training, small group facilitation, tarot, trance techniques, and ritual arts. Amoret believes that transformation can be blissful if we surrender to the process. It is her privilege and calling to tempt seekers to their transformations.
Boneweaver: Spiritual Midwife, Transition Priestess, Feri Witch working the energy through a Reclaiming framework. Initiated Priestess of the Reclaiming and the Anderson Feri traditions who lives seeking Joy in all its forms with her working partner Amoret BriarRose at Bone and Briar a Reclaiming/Feri line near Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Boneweaver’s passions include bone throwing, mixing essential oils and herbs for intentional purposes, ritual arts, trance, and art. Her gifts in the religious realm center around deep transformative work (often referred to as shadow work) and transitions. Priestess to all beings both Seen and Unseen she approaches transformation with arms wide open and trusts the process to sanely guide the Work and the Work to support her throughout.
Registration: To register, please send an email with the following information firstname.lastname@example.org: Preferred name: Email address: Current location (as this is an online class, just a general idea of where you reside): Brief outline of pagan/magical experience:
Sliding scale registration fee: $150 – $210
Payments accepted through Paypal
Email for payments: email@example.com
A non-refundable deposit of 50% will hold your place for this workshop; full payment is due by October 18th.