hope comes

Feeling this in my bones today, letting this reverberate in the cracks.
folk magic from the Bengsons.


hope comes from the place where the hurt comes.

the part of you that is not alright. is also the part that loves the light.
the part of you that is suffering, is the part that calls in change.
and you don’t have to feel ashamed, there is nothing to forgive.
the part of you that is crying out is the part that wants to live.

hope comes from the place where the hurt comes.

when your world is burning down, getting hot is a sane reaction,
but one in need of action, because your spirit needs protection.
so gather up your sinew, and gather up your faction.
hey, hope is not a feeling. hope is an action.

hope comes from the place where the hurt comes.
we are not alright. we are not alright.

I’m gonna fall down on my knees. that’s an act of living.
I’m gonna say, will you help me please. that’s an act of living.
I’m gonna say I’m not alright. that’s an act of living.
I’m just trying to make it through this night. that’s an act of living.

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Iron Pentacle – Remember Who You Are

“Who is this flower above me and what is the work of this god?
I would know myself in all my parts.”
-Feri Prayer

What if even when your heart was breaking you re-membered that you are a witch? What if that re-membering became a hope, became a knowing, became a relationship, became a spell,  became a changing of all the worlds. Magic so powerful it transforms our cells, unapologetically uprooting the lies of a sick white supremacist, misogynistic, fat shaming, capitalist, ageist, heteronormative, transphobic, ableist, disconnective culture, reknitting our wounds with the brilliant truths of a deep interdependence, a humility for the intelligence of the wild, a love of our ancestors, a reverence for the divine and a bone-deep knowingness that we, too, are divine.

What if this magic were as simple and complex as breathing into our pentacle bodies, opening our hearts and allowing/inviting/directing the Iron Pentacle to change us. It is. (And, it is the work of our lifetime).

The Iron Pentacle is Lineage Magic. A gift and a map offered in love from Elders and Ancestors.  A portal into the witchcraft of change and possibility and re-membering and making real what our Souls know is possible.  This is magic we stir and seal within our pentacle bodies through the portals of Sex, Pride, Self, Power, Passion. If in reading this you feel a curiosity, a hunger, a resonance, a “hell yes” or a “that can’t possibly be me,” we invite you to join us in this in person working to remember who the fuck you are.

Teachers: co-held by Irisanya & horizon. 
Dates/Times: January 14 & 15, 10am-5pm both days
Location: IN PERSON on Coast Salish Land (So-called Seattle)
Cost: $130-280, some scholarships available ($50 non-refundable deposit to hold your space)Pre-requisites: Elements of Magic 

COVID precautions: We’ll gather indoors in a 450 square feet movement room. We will all take covid tests at the beginning of the day Saturday. folx may choose to unmask with a negative covid test or may choose to remain masked. 

Register: https://forms.gle/L8TaaNvhrgaQArRv8

Questions: email horizon.greenroot@gmail.com

Irisanya Moon (she/they) is an author, witch, international teacher, and Reclaiming initiate who has practiced magick for 20+ years. She has written 7 books (so far), including Pagan Portals (Reclaiming Witchcraft – 2020, Aphrodite – 2020, Iris – 2021, Norns – 2023), Earth Spirit (Honoring the Wild – 2023, Gaia – 2023), and Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health & Well-being – 2020. Irisanya cultivates spaces of self-care/devotion, divine relationship (whatever that means to you), and community service as part of her heart magick and activism. www.irisanyamoon.com 

horizon (she/her). Animist, witch, abolitionist, trauma worker, truth teller, liberationist.  I am a queer fat femme & Reclaiming Initiate who priestesses at the intersections of oppression, grief, trauma and liberation. I work as a complex trauma therapist and have spent more than 20 years in a deep study of how healing happens, learning to undo oppression while co-creating cultures of healing and wellness. My magic sings to an intractable knowingness that our imagination, creativity and visionary souls guide us toward healing.  https://joyfulawakeningpractice.com/

As white anti-racists, we are committed to the work of unlearning whiteness while feeling for healing in our own bodies and cultivating relationships with our ancestors.

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