The Sacred Arts include but are not limited to:

Right Relationship
Blessing
Ceremony and Ritual
Lineage and Legacy
Divination
Alchemy and Magic
Cleansing and Purification

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The Sacred Arts Academy

The Sacred Arts Academy endeavors to fill a need for the highest quality integral instruction in the sacred arts. From the perspective of human experience across the world and throughout history, the sacred arts - including Astrology, Alchemy, Ritual - are the norm, not "new age", “fringe” nor “occult”. The sacred arts are learnable and practicable by anyone who wants to cultivate an authentic sense of the sacred in everyday life.

SAA is dedicated to making the best sacred arts teachings available to everyone who wishes to learn about the sacred arts, and to those who wish to encourage and nurture the practice of the sacred arts in their daily lives. SAA is dedicated to the proposition that magic, miracles, and radical reverence for heaven and earth, body and soul, are essential ingredients to a whole and holy life, increasing our health, wealth, and joy.

The Sacred Arts include but are not limited to:

Prayer, Meditation, Ritual, Ceremony, Divination, Astrology, Alchemy, Magic, Dance, Music, Visual Art, Poetry & Storytelling, Honoring of Lineage & Legacy

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Spinning Gold

We all have magic. It is present in our songs and our stories, in our art and our philsophies; it is present in our very breath and bone.

Magic is taught through stories; and it is part of a greater story, a family of practices and ways of living that I call the Sacred Arts.

Knowing that is true has very little to do with belief and everything to do with being ready… to learn, to commit to life-changing work, to remember what you have always know.

One Year Course, starting in September 2017

Registration opens August 7th 2017.

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One Year Course, starting in September 2017

Registration opens August 7th 2017.

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The Miracle Tree Sessions

Once upon a time we stood in right relationship…to ourselves, our magic, and our wise knowing — feeling them move within us from breath to bone.

It is from such a place of right relationship that we find it easier (not always simple, but easier) to be in right relationship with our beloveds, our land, our purpose, and all that is miraculous around us.

It’s time to have that relationship again, it’s time for a miracle filled life.

Please note: The Miracle Tree Sessions is only open to current Spinning Gold students or alumni of Spinning Gold.

One Year Course, starting in January 2017

Registration opens on October 13th 2016.

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One Year Course, starting in January 2017

Registration opens on October 13th 2016.

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The Remembering Way

Training in the sacred arts and folk magic — It is now time to remember ourselves not just a little bit or piece by piece, but wholly and completely. It is time for magic.

Magic is a part of your lineage and magic is a part of your legacy. Not abstract or metaphorical magic but actual, down in the dirt, rooted, magic that you can practice in your kitchen or at your altar as you like and as you need.

You’ll learn my traditions that honor the magic of the commonplace and everyday, colloquially known as “folk magic”. This is the magic of leaf and root, blood and bone, needle and thread, candle and prayer, feather and fang; this is the magic of the liminal and in between-places.

Oral Teaching

via private phone conference

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Oral Teaching

via private phone conference

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20 Question Tarot

There are hundreds of books, guides, and websites dedicated to teaching us how to read tarot. Many of these resources are useful and really quite good. And yet, tarot continues to be a sacred art that befuddles and confuses at least as much as it simplifies and clarifies. Something is wrong with that picture.

Moreover, too many readers from beginners to professionals have what I think of as the “boilerplate” reading, meaning if you have heard it once, you have heard it one hundred times.

Let’s not do that anymore.

In this open enrollment e-course you will receive deep teachings on each of the 78 tarot cards and 20 questions that will help you develop a much deeper understanding of the card as well as a more accurate reading style.

Open Enrollment e-course

Materials are delivered via email.

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Open Enrollment e-course

Materials are delivered via email.

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Blessing Ways

It is time for reverence to become more radical, in the deepest and truest sense, it is time for us to go down to the roots of what we hold most sacred.

It is time for us to collectively and individually bring all that is healing, whole-making, and holy into our daily lives and practices. It is time to ally ourselves with the great freedoms and devotions that the sacred art of prayer presents.

It is time for blessing ways.

Blessing Ways is a gift self-study class.

You’ll receive an mp3 of our class call, and the companion book in PDF.

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Blessing Ways is a gift self-study class.

You’ll receive an mp3 of our class call, and the companion book in PDF.

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Beyond the Hedge

Foundational Techniques for Embracing the Liminal

Timeless art. Dance that glorifies and transcends the very body that makes it possible. Music that sings to skin, blood, bone, and soul. Poetry that sets one’s hair on fire for beauty. Philosophy that calls forth the truth. Prophecies that change history. Divine revelation. The dreams you have every night.

What do all of these things have in common?

They are sourced from the liminal, the space that is between and encompassing all space, the time that is beyond and containing all time. This is a realm of imagination, magic, inspiration, and mysticism; it is the liminal.

Beyond the Hedge is a three part self-study class.

You’ll receive three mp3s of our class calls, and the companion book in PDF.

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Beyond the Hedge is a three part self-study class.

You’ll receive three mp3s of our class calls, and the companion book in PDF.

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An Evening With the Ancestors

It begins with slow, buttery sun-lit afternoons and days of rain and cool wind.

Trees catch fire, apple and pinion woodsmoke fills the air, the farmers markets overflow with fruits of the harvest and the aroma of green chiles roasting is everywhere. This is autumn in the Southwest. And as the weather begins to turn and cool, the animals grow ever more focused in their efforts to store enough for oncoming winter, and we break out the scarves and hats, we hear a rustling of bone and breath, a sigh of yearning, and feel a Presence just behind us.

It is the season of the Ancestors.

An Evening with the Ancestors is a self-study class.

You’ll receive the mp3 recording of our class call, and the companion book in PDF.

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An Evening with the Ancestors is a self-study class.

You’ll receive the mp3 recording of our class call, and the companion book in PDF.

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Selected Writings

A collection of some of my most popular thoughts and words on the sacred arts, healing, soulful living, love, magic, and rituals that matter.