A One-Day (Virtual) Immersion
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Only in the dark do we hear the songs of our inner wise one. We scry in the shadows. Deep darkness is fertile terrain for the seer-poet, after all, and prophecy was the original Yuletide gift. At Solstice, we call to the Otherworld, light a low-burning fire, and ask our inner soothsayer for the truth.
In this one-day, 3-part immersion, participants will name memory as muse, stepping over winter’s threshold into the snowscapes of Yule’s Dreaming Time, listening to the eternal voice of the “wise self,” and weaving personal prophecies for the new year from vision, poetry, and mythic imagery. Five-times published author and Witch-Storyteller Danielle Dulsky will guide participants in “divinatory dreamwork,” omen-hunting, and mapping a personal myth for 2023. Naming their own writing as muse, participants will “see” and craft 13 personal prophecies for the coming year, writing their own oracular verses, their own “Book of Visions.”
Space is very limited for this offering. You do not need to identify as a writer to take part; we are all poets, after all. You are welcome to join us live or listen to the recordings later. All recordings will be available for one-year following the event, or you can download them and keep them forever and ever.
Schedule of Events
10am-11:30pm ET:: The Seer’s Map of Memory, Myth, and Muse
In the first session, participants create their “seer’s map,” the skeleton of their “Book of Visions,” using their own personal dream symbols, memories of otherworldly encounters, and imagined omens as muse. Using simple scrying techniques, participants will begin to sense the psychic landscape of their seer’s “dreaming time,” sensing archetypes as energetic houses of meaning, and softening to the visions that come.
12pm-1:30pm ET:: Prophecies of Ice, Storm, and Tender Roots
In the second session, participants will begin their “Book of Visions” by using word-witchery techniques to write 6 prophecies, 3 each for winter and spring of 2023, sourcing their wisdom from their seer’s map and communing with the “inner wise one,” the yet-to-come version of themselves who knows how this strange story ends.
2pm-3:30pm ET: Prophecies of Heat and Haunted Hearts
In the final session, participants will complete their “Book of Visions” by writing the final 7 prophecies for summer and autumn 2023, considering how their visions are a small story showing them what is to come. Danielle will invite participants to name a guiding “story lantern” from their prophecies, a mythic lens through which to see what comes. We will end with a deep discussion of writing as divination, with each participant beholding the larger story they are living in the flames of their own oracular hearth, their inner seer’s altar.
An optional sharing circle will take place from 3:30pm-4pm ET. Live participants can choose to stay on for this extended portion of the program (the sharing circle will not be recorded).
The full workshop is $333. Space is very limited, and registration will close once all spots have filled. There are NO REFUNDS for any reason. You will receive a link to the portal page and be able to access the event links on the full Long Night’s Moon of December 7th. If you are unable to join the class live, all recordings from the sessions will be posted on the portal page by the evening of 12/17. You will have access to all materials and recordings for three years or you can download them and keep them forever.
REGISTRATION CLOSED ON 12/3/22
You will receive confirmation of your registration immediately after you sign up. The email invitation to the course portal will be sent on 12/7. If you register but do not receive the portal invitation email by 12/8, please check your spam folder then email us at [email protected] before 12/15.
Unless the event is canceled by us, there are no refunds for any reason. You are responsible for reaching out to us by 12/15 if you do not receive the email due to an unforeseen tech-hiccup. Please read our complete policies here.
Q. I do not consider myself a writer. Can I still do this?
A. Absolutely. All are welcome. There will be many levels of expression offered.
Q. I’m shy. Will I have to speak out loud or share?
A. No. There will be an optional sharing circle at the end of the final workshop as noted above. Beyond that, there will be a few invitations to share your experience but it is absolutely not mandatory.
Q. I can only make (x number) of the classes live. Is that ok?
A. Yes, you can attend as many as you like live or watch them later as recordings. You will have access to the recordings no matter what.
Q. I’m not very techie. How tech-savvy do I need to be to participate?
A. Not very. The sessions are offered through Zoom. You will simply click a link to join and enter the secret password.
Q. Can you help me get published?
A. Not in this particular class. If you are interested in traditional publishing, consider the longer writing intensives offered three times each year.
Q. Will you do this again?
A. I don’t answer this question. It’s my New Year’s Resolution (but I have no plans to do this again).
Q. My question isn’t here. How do I ask it?
A. Email us at [email protected]
*If you feel very called to join but cannot afford the $333, please email us at [email protected]
** The email will be sent to the email address you enter at registration. We are NOT responsible for bizarre cyber events that keep an email from arriving and/or getting opened. You are responsible for reaching out to us no later than 12/15 if you do not receive the email and wish to join us live.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS WRITING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
“Danielle’s memoir writing offering is a sacred gift for wild creatures with a story to tell. Danielle holds a safe, succulent container for untamed witches to find their voices, mine their truths, and write the long kept stories of their wild souls by way of guided visualization, spirit pathworking prompts, and communal witnessing. Memoir writing in this way is delicious, deep, and satisfying work held by Danielle’s exceptional witchy word magic and expertise.” ~ Heather D.I haven’t yet found my voice and I am not a writer…. at least that’s what I used to believe. Those were skills belonging to other gifted souls, not ones I yet possessed….or so I thought. Working with Danielle (who I believe is the greatest word witch of my time) and her methodology, I was able to find my voice, bring words to paper and tap into ideas/energies that begged to be shared. Writing for manifestation, gratitude, spellwork and creativity were brought forth from deep within and almost unrecognizable as my own. Her trust, guidance, generosity and acceptance (of you where you are on your journey), made this apprenticeship a bright light in a dark winter, and one my shadow crone will revisit often.” – Amy A.“Danielle’s writing mentorship has been such a gentle and supportive push in the right direction. Her writing prompts and invitations to ritual have helped me to see/feel writing as a process of bringing in Spirit/Inspiration from the beyond and from deep inside myself. They have pushed me deeper and helped be more honest in my writing. The meetings with her are always fun and her incites always surprise and delight me. She meets me right where I am and I so appreciate that. I am excited about my future writing journey and her support and enthusiasm are a big part of that! Also, now I feel writing is part of my own creative ritual, and that feels holy. I strongly recommend her mentorship!” – Ruchi J.“Having Danielle as a mentor for the writing apprenticeship has been unparalleled to any other creative experience. Her guidance in the ritual and craft of writing has helped to hone in my voice, give inspiration for discipline rather than an ordinary day to day routine and allowed an authenticity to spark. Danielle has a gift as a teacher and the way she so humbly offers herself as a guide on this path.” – Megan L.