WELCOME TO THE CAULDRON (The place of transformation)
Please scroll down to see upcoming events and to see what La Bona Dea has previously hosted. You may contact me as I am also available for special events at your request.
Feel free to visit this site and read my blog where you will find that every day is filled with magic and wonder.
Apprenticeship has commenced and we have two new Priestesses, Colliape and Elboroda, who will continue to reach out and share the words of the Goddess and help to heal Mother Earth.
Next Apprenticeship will take place in February, 2021
It has been a fun-filled camping summer bookended with Sabbats -Summer Solstice and Lughnasadh- but as the Autumn approaches I have some plans for Full Moon Circles Coming up!
LOOK FOR WOMEN’S MOON CIRCLES BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER AND A DIVINATION NIGHT IN OCTOBER – BLESSED BE
Natural Easter Egg Dying Workshop
$5.00 for materials
Thursday, April 18th from 5pm-8pm Kid Friendly!
I love to dye my Easter Eggs with natural dyes, so this year I am inviting everyone to join me at this fun event!
I will prepare the dyes, you can bring your eggs- about a dozen or so- and I will have materials available to create some impressive and creative eggs for your Easter!
Ostara, the Vernal Equinox is March 21, but because Easter comes in April this year, we get to celebrate SPRING twice, and frankly, after all of this rain, I am so glad! Yippee!
Please email me, or use Facebook to RSVP so I know an approximate number of guests to prepare for!
See you soon!
La Bona Dea!
ONE’S OWN SWEET WAY BOOK READINGS
Summer 2019 at the Sonoma County Fair
JULY 14 Copperfieldsin Santa Rosa
APRIL 10th GAIA’S GARDEN
http://www.gaiasgardenonline.com then click on literature
Dine With Local Authors! Come listen to us read from our books while you indulge in some yummy organic delights. . . I gotta say, the coffee and desserts rock too! xo See you then! 6:30-8pm
A book is Born!
12/01/2018 AND 02/24/2019 One’s Own Sweet Way was born, all 318 pages of her!
I will be spending some time promoting this novel about anxiety disorder – come meet me!
Visit my group IN SPITE OF ANXIETY on Facebook
In Spite of Anxiety is a closed group. Tell us about successes in spite of anxiety. Share ideas and support for those who suffer from anxiety and those who care for loved ones with anxiety. Please visit and share positive affirmations and stories- and your accomplishments, no matter how small, and for sure how GREAT!. Intention of this page is to inspire and leave you feeling less stressed, greatly valued, and truly respected. I created this group because YOU ARE PRECIOUS!
Here are special events which are coming up as well as services
DIVINATION AND MAGIC to CELEBRATE THE WITCHES NEW YEAR!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2OTH TAROT READING AND OTHER OTHER ORACLES
OPEN HOUSE FROM 5-9pm ROHNERT PARK
Don’t FEAR the Death Card…. it’s just a chance for CHANGE! Come learn a little about the cards and hear your
Wheel of the Year Readings- and much more… RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2018 Path of the Priestess Manual by Nancy Dew
Imbolc 2019,Year Long Priestess Apprenticeship, using the manual by Nancy Dew
MONTHLY UPCOMING EVENTS
MOON CIRCLES 6:30-8:30pm
Friday July 27 FULL
Friday August 17 WAXING
Friday September 21 FULL/MABON NEXT IN THIS SERIES OF MOON GATHERINGS!
Friday October 26 WAXING/SAMHAIN
NOVEMBER Gratitude Gathering
Sunday November 18th 11am-2pm
DECEMBER Yule Celebration and Winter Solstice
Friday December 21 6:30-8:30pm
JANUARY MERRY MEET for Priestess Apprenticeship, date/time to follow
FEBRUARY Imbolc, first sabbat for initiates, date/time to follow
I have been working on my book, Her Own Sweet Way, my personal story about raising a child with an invisible disability, so I have pulled back on gatherings for now- as I plan to publish in early 2018… Well okay, more like between Lughnasadh and Mabon, but hopefully before Samhain!
I am available for ritual and ceremony upon request, so please feel free to contact me to do this for you!
I will write or perform ritual or ceremony for events at your location. email@example.com or La Bona Dea on Facebook.
Practical Magic Women’s Sacred Moon Circles!
Sing, Dance, Feast, all in Her Name!
On-going for 2017
First Monday of the month (Moon-day) From 6:30-8:00pm Goddesses gather at 6:15
at Songbird Community Healing Center, upstairs back room
By Donation Only; suggested $5.00-15.00, no one turned away
Check website posts for monthly topics And visit Songbird Center for additional services
EVENT DETAILS MAY DAY CELEBRATION COME USHER IN THE SUMMERTIME!
May Day Celebration: Come usher in the summertime!
The birds are singing,
the bees are buzzing,
the flowers are blooming and
the fairies are flying.
It’s time to leave winter behind and welcome the long playful days of summer.
Let’s honor the outdoors, new growth, and wanderlust.
Let’s celebrate this magical time of year.
Family Friendly. Finger Food Appetizer Potluck.
Drumming with Sahar and
Circle with Tina Deason
Sunday, May 7, 2pm-6pm
Suggested Donation $10-$20/No RSVP Necessary
Drop-in or stay the entire time.
2-3pm: Gather & Drumming, 3-4:30pm: Circle w/Meditation/4:30-5:30: Drumming/Dancing/Feasting, 5:30-6pm: Closing
Songbird Community Healing Center
8297 Old Redwood Hwy
Cotati, CA 94931
Sahar will encourage you to drum up a storm impassioned with vitality, sweet intimacy, and deep peace. He will also lead you on a meditation journey. Bring drums or contact Sahar if you need one.
Tina Deason will take you on a journey through time, going back to ancient ways including teaching about circle etiquette, gods and goddesses of the season, and how seasons were celebrated with ritual. www.priestesstina.com
Tuesday, October 4th 7pm at Songbird in Cotati— Gratitude and Joy!
Saturday October 15th Witch’s New Year Full Moon Goddess Gathering!
As always, there is no charge for (Women’s) Practical Magic Full Moon Ceremonies. Donations are accepted and you are invited to contribute to the Goddess Potluck. (vegetarian & gluten free are suggested, all accepted!)
PRACTICAL MAGIC FULL MOON CIRCLES WILL BE HELD AT SONGBIRD COMMUNITY HEALING CENTER BEGINNING IN 2017
No cost to participants; donations accepted for rental space and supplies $5-$20 sliding scale
Manifesting with the Divine Series
Manifesting with the Divine Gratitude on Tuesday Oct. 4th!
Songbird Community Healing Center songbirdcenter.org
from 7-9pm; $45.00 fee includes magical craft making materials and refreshments
Manifesting with the Divine Harvesting and Abundance July 5th!
Songbird Community Healing Center songbirdcenter.org
from 7-9pm; $45.00 fee includes magical candle making materials and refreshments
Candle Magic and Keeping Focused Intent Strong at the Fiery time of Year!
A bit about Chaos magic: Chaos magic is a “set it and forget it” magic where we can perform our ritual and so the Universe carries our wish. To do this we must be specific in our intentions and learn to use our intuition to guide us for our best possible outcome. (You can even say “best possible outcome” knowing that you are allowing all things that come to you to be in your best interest.)
We hope to see you there!
SUMMER SOLSTICE AT THE BEACH!
Goddess Gatherers come and join me at the Beach on Momnday, June 20 for the longest day of the year’s setting sun and the second Full Moon in Sag. rising! Wowweee! Contact me for details! Blessings All!
July 5th Join me at Songbird Community Healing Center for another session of Manifesting with the Divine!
Full Blue Moon – Celebrate the Seasonal Blue Moon!
The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
Location yet to be determined, but we will gather at dusk. More details to come as well as what to bring!
Hope to see you there!
Manifesting with the Divine
2 Sessions left for this year!
Harvesting Tuesday, July 5 from 7-9pm at Songbird Community Healing Center, Cotati
Gratitude Tuesday, October 4 from 7-9pm at Songbird Community Healing Center, Cotati
Come meet me at Honey Badger Coffee on Saturday, March 12!
The Wellness Fair is from 11am -2pm at 101 Golf Course Drive
2016 Manifesting with the Divine
3 Sessions left!
Tuesdays from 7-9pm in 2016
At Songbird Community Center in Cotati
April 5, Nurturing and Growth/Love and Relationships
July 5, Harvesting and Abundance
October 4, Gratitude and Letting Go
Series will take place on the first Tuesday in Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct 2016 from 7-9pm.
The year long series is $200/$50 per session, ($180 when paid in advance) and will be held at Songbird Community Healing Center in Cotati. http://songbirdcenter.org/
I am partnering with my colleague,Jenni Teague, for this series of workshops. To learn more about Jenni you can visit her website at thepowerofintuitivecoaching.com
February 2016 DELAYED TO SUMMER 2016
Priestess Apprenticeship Begins!
Travel with blessed Mother Earth as completes a full cycle during the Wheel of the Year. Meet the Goddess archetypes, follow the seasons and learn how the ebbs and flows of nature reside in our beings. This journey will introduce you to your personal Priestess-hood.
This is an 8 Sabbat journey identifying your personal power, strengths, challenges, and more as we embark together and bond through sisterhood priestess-ing. We will practice sacred circles; learn about traditional pagan holy days, rituals and goddess archetypes; magical tool crafting and more. Each Sabbat will be from 9am-3pm and the cost is $650 for the yearlong program. Fee includes materials and most supplies. Ordination at the end of the Apprenticeship is optional, additional fee required.
Sabbats will be held primarily in Petaluma.
Other Services offered:
Plan your wedding!
If you are planning a wedding, moving to a new home, naming a newborn babe, or celebrating a special birthday, I am available to help you celebrate with personal rituals