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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Star Magic

When you look up at the stars what you do see?

Possibility? Meaning? Magic?

I know that they are there waiting for you and I hope you know it too.

People love astrology.

Knowing a little bit about our stars and planets gives us insight into our own personal quirks, strengths, natural talents, and areas of challenge.

But often after we have our natal charts cast and analyzed or after a well-meaning friend has told us what our sun sign is really about, we are left with the question…now what?

Where do I go from here?

Astrology like any sacred art, can give us a great deal of really interesting and useful information.

But if we don’t know how to implement that information, how to execute the ideas we encounter, what good does it do us? The fix is simple: astrology, like most sacred arts, was never meant to stand alone.

Specifically, astrology is happiest and fullest in conversation with magic, ritual, and ceremony.

In Star Magic you will learn:

  • how to read your natal chart
  • what the meanings of the planets and zodiac signs really are about
  • which ingredients in your kitchen cupboard and spice cabinet can be worked with to honor planetary energies
  • how to magically deal with retrogrades, eclipses, squares, oppositions, conjunctions, transits, and other celestial events so that doors open and roads are made clear.

12 Week Course Starting May 1st 2017

Registration: Open through April 29th

Format: Audio teachings via private phone line, private Facebook group, Call recordings are available to all students, PDF booklet.

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12 Week Course Starting May 1st 2017

Registration: Open through April 29th

Format: Audio teachings via private phone line, private Facebook group, Call recordings are available to all students, PDF booklet.

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A Thousand Magics ~ A Sacred Arts Sojourn in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Let’s make magic together this summer…in person! 

I am pleased to announce the first Sacred Arts Sojourn – a weekend of A Thousand Magics. Having taught virtual courses covering a wide variety of sacred arts to hundreds of students, I love and deeply value heart-to-heart work with people around the world through my online community.

Bringing deep intention and attention to the work we do is what matters most. Our connections are real, vital and growing – not at all ‘virtual.’

But one of the persistent questions I have been asked is: When are you offering live, in-person, teaching? The answer, my friends, is this summer, 2017!

During this training weekend we are going to touch upon all the Sacred Arts. But we’re going to do more than this. The Sacred Arts are not isolated practices: they lead to, complement and support one another.

Our focus for this training is the inherent unity found within the Sacred Arts. I want you to walk away inspired and ready to get to work with answers to the questions:

What would a complete Sacred Arts practice look like in my life?

What tangible benefits might such a practice bring and how would it help support a greater sense of wholeness into my daily life?

Each participant will take home multiple magical goodies, ritual tools, a very special bag of swag, and participate in a pilgrimage to one of my favorite sacred shrines.

When: August 4th – 6th (Friday – Sunday)

Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico at Pomegranate Studios

Cost: $350

Included in the cost: all materials for activities, 3 days of instruction, light snacks and beverages throughout the weekend.

Not included in the cost: lodging, meals, and transportation.

Are spaces limited: Yes. I have 24 spots available and they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Refunds: due to the need to plan far in advance to create a beautiful and magical experience for all participants please note that there are NO refunds, however, if a last minute emergency comes up you can offer your place to someone else.

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When: August 4th – 6th (Friday – Sunday)

Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico at Pomegranate Studios

Cost: $350

Included in the cost: all materials for activities, 3 days of instruction, light snacks and beverages throughout the weekend.

Not included in the cost: lodging, meals, and transportation.

Are spaces limited: Yes. I have 24 spots available and they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Refunds: due to the need to plan far in advance to create a beautiful and magical experience for all participants please note that there are NO refunds, however, if a last minute emergency comes up you can offer your place to someone else.

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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 2018

Registration opens on October 13th 2017.

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One Year Course, starting in January 2018

Registration opens on October 13th 2017.

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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.

The Remembering Way is current closed. Please join my Resources mailing list to find out when it will be available again.

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The Remembering Way is current closed. Please join my Resources mailing list to find out when it will be available again.

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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.