A New Moon (Virtual) Immersion
12/4 and 12/5
When the shadows of late autumn come for us, our memories become muse. When the nights stretch so long they begin to swallow all certainty, we seek out the knowing oracle. We invoke a radical trust in the language of the strange- the dream-speak and the crow-song, and we learn to see in the dark.
In this two-day, four-part, virtual event, participants will create their own 65-card oracle decks, using their own memories, visions, and peculiar omens as muse. This is a life-scape oracle, an oracle of ghosts, and a handcrafted, personal system of divination to be lovingly nested within any witch, seer, or maker’s toolbox. Danielle, the author of the Sacred Hags Oracle, will guide participants in harvesting the imagery and poetry for each individual card through pathworking experiences, word-witchery, visualization, and simple scrying practices.
You may join the sessions live, view the recordings later, or both. All times listed are in ET.
December 4th :: The Maker: Creating the Oracle
10am-12pm ET:: Suit I: The Mythic Ghosts
In the first session, participants will work with the archetypal wheel to create the first 13 cards in their deck using their own life’s story, their own personal myth, as muse. Their own grandmother might become the Mage, or a dear friend, the Rebel. The imagery and poetry for each card will emerge from an Archetypal Pathworking Ceremony during which the participants will be invited to meet the 13 archetypes in their own way, in their own sacred dreamscape.
12:30pm-2pm ET:: Suits II and III: Ghosts of the Harvest and Hedonism
In the second session, participants will first create 13-cards using word-witchery and their memories of Autumn throughout all life stages as muse. A memory of pumpkin carving during childhood might become the “Innocence” card or a spectral encounter might emerge as the “Otherworld.” Participants will then create their third suits for Summer, when a day spent wild at the beach might become “Homecoming” or the birth of a child “Holy Renewal.”
2:30pm-4pm ET:: Ghosts of the Garden and Snow (Suits IV and V)
In the third session, participants will finish their decks by completing the final two suits, the Ghosts of the Garden and the Ghosts of the Snow; their memories of springtime and wintertide will be muse. A long, seemingly ordinary afternoon spent digging in the dirt might become “Belonging” or a bizarre New Year’s Eve might become “Shadow.” Participants will be invited to put any finishing touches on their oracle decks that evening, before we move through the spreads on Day 2.
December 5th : The Seer: Wielding the Oracle
12:30pm-2:30pm ET :: The Oracle of Ghosts
During this final session, participants will begin to make use of their oracles, creating and applying their own three, five, and ten card spreads, consecrating their deck in ritual, and befriending their lifescape oracle. Together, we will create prophecies of our own becoming for the new year and beyond. Re-visioning the past and envisioning the yet-to-come.
An optional sharing circle will take place from 2:30pm-3pm ET. Live participants can choose to stay on for this extended portion of the program (the sharing circle will not be recorded).
The two-day, four-part workshop is $333. Space is very limited. There are NO REFUNDS for any reason.
Recommended Materials: A pack of blank (unlined) 3×5 index cards, one good marker or ink pen (plus maybe at least one back-up), crayons/colored pencils/chalk pastels, either an ink stamp OR stickers to make the back of the cards uniform (Approximately a $20-30 investment if you’re buying it all brand new). If you desire thicker paper, you might use watercolor paper cut into card-size pieces (this ups the materials price a bit).
You will receive an email with the secret password to the portal page on 11/29. If you do not receive the email by 11/30, please (1) check your junk/spam folder then (2) email us here.** Unless the event is canceled by us, there are no refunds for any reason.
Q. I do not consider myself a writer or an artist. Can I still do this?
A. Absolutely. All are welcome. There will be many levels of expression offered for those who don’t consider themselves “artsy.”
Q. I prefer to make my cards digitally. Can I do this?
A. Yes, you can still use the same muse for the cards. You’ll just be on your own for the digital card-creation.
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 second 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 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 publish my card deck once it’s finished?
A. No, but I can offer you a few tips for how to begin pursuing this.
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 Info@DanielleDulsky.Com
*If you feel very called to join but cannot afford the $333, please email us at Info@DanielleDulsky.Com
** 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 12/3 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.