Author Gede Parma brings his “Ecstatic Witchcraft Tour” to the bay!
June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized
In just a few short weeks ( July 7th and 8th) world famous author and mystic Gede Parma ( Spirited, By Land, Sea, and Sky, Ecstatic Witchcraft) will be presenting several workshops at The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek. The Order of the Sacred Wheel, a small pagan community group based in the East-Bay, will be hosting this workshop series at The Mystic Dream as part of it’s on-going community outreach. Both free and paid classes/workshops will be provided to the community that weekend as well as a special “Meet the author” reception, readings by Gede, a book signing, and more.
Gede Parma expressed his excitement in a letter to PNC.
This 2012 ‘Ecstatic Witchcraft’ tour is exactly that. It is a potent recalling and re-membering of the lost, renewed, surviving and reclaimed parts of the old Shamanic Craft which is at the core of Traditional, Ancestral Witchcraft. How then do we meet these Ecstatic Mysteries and Techniques and integrate them with the ignited awareness that is the hallmark of the Witch? How do we surrender to the Infinite All and become a Living Potency, engendering a respect amongst the Spirits and enjoining ourselves to the Great Spiral?This seven-week tour which I am undertaking will sing, hold and play with this. It comes from my experience having been raised in an open context of talking with the Spirits, honouring ancient Gods, meditation and trance, possession and sorcery and healing and wholeness. It derives from my work with the WildWood Tradition as a priest and initiate, and as someone who helped to midwife this wonderful and wandering phenomenon into the world once more. It comes from having encountered demons and having my soul torn apart (not metaphorically) and spontaneous Spirit initiations. I have undertaken the work of the Death-walker and Psychopomp; I serve my community as a Vessel, opening to the Gods to speak and act through me; I am a Sorcerer and Cunning Witch casting spells into the Nigh for others and myself; and I am a Seer and a Healer, inheriting a timeless tradition through my lineage.I am excited to bring this work to the Bay Area this summer. I love and adore the San Francisco Bay Area and a feel a strong, vivacious magic alive in the land whenever I am present there – to be weaving potent Ecstatic Mystery and Magic at the Mystic Dream in July will be a grand opportunity, and one I hope many of you will share with me.In Love, Truth and Wisdom – May the Beauty of Paradise crown us all!