Recovery focused. Magickally infused. Community inspired.

Our primary purpose is to offer a reclaiming inspired path to recovery from a myriad of life experiences including: addiction, codependency, self-destructive behaviours, trauma, grief, and oppression. Our group recognizes and respects that there are multiple approaches to recovery. We are gathered in the spirit of curiosity for the divine, acknowledging that we are our own spiritual authorities. 

Spaced is limited. Registration is required.

BI-WEEKLY ONLINE – Reclaiming Recovery Gatherings
7:00PM-8:30PM PST / 10:00-11:30PM EST

Every Second Thursday: 

JULY 2, 16, 30 | AUGUST 13, 27

These bi-weekly, online, non-profit Reclaiming Recovery Gatherings are designed to help recovering individuals explore the spiritual principles of Reclaiming and share within an invitational and supportive space. A sliding scale donation of $5-$20 is suggested to help keep these circles in operation.

These rituals + gatherings are recovery-oriented and designed to be a spiritual resource for recovery. They are not a replacement for addiction treatment, psychiatric, or medical care. If you are unsure if these offerings are a fit for you, please contact us.

For some, identifying as a witch or a follower of earth-based spirituality remains an unsafe experience. Due to the historical and present harm inflicted upon individuals such as: witches, healers, midwives, women, LGBTQ, people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and spiritual folk alike, we do ask that all those who are interested complete a simple application form. It is our intention to create a welcoming and healing space which does require us to get to know the intentions of all who show interest.

if you have any questions, concerns, curiosities or reflections to share please contact us.

Following a path of earth based spirituality to support my recovery feels like an awakening that all life is sacred – including me.

RR Circle Member

And you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without. For behold, I have been with you from the beginning.” – Excerpt from The Charge of the Goddess, Doreen Valiente

About the Reclaiming Tradition

The Reclaiming Tradition is an eco-feminist, non-hierarchical tradition of Witchcraft, founded by a collective of changers including Starhawk in the Bay Area in the 1980’s, and is based on the Andersen Feri Tradition. If you wish to dive into the principles of Reclaiming we recommend reading the Principles of Unity. and the first few chapters of ‘The Spiral Dance’ by Starhawk.

Each of us embodies the divine. Our ultimate spiritual authority is within, and we need no other person to interpret the sacred to us. We foster the questioning attitude, and honour intellectual, spiritual and creative freedom. We are an evolving, dynamic tradition. Our diverse practices and experiences of the divine weave a tapestry of many different threads. Our community gatherings are participatory, celebrating the cycles of the seasons and our lives, and raising energy for personal, collective and earth healing. We welcome all genders, all gender histories, all races, all ages and sexual orientations and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity. Read more about Reclaiming and the Principles of Unity here.

About the Word Witch

We understand this word is loaded and has a history of negative connotation. However, within the Reclaiming Tradition we reclaim this word as its original meaning of healer, wise-one, one who is connected to the land and serves to steward the land, and seeks to understand and honour the powers of nature (and ourselves) and the connection between all things. We also understand that not everyone identifies with the label witch and that is totally ok. For some it can also unsafe. You are your own spiritual authority and it is completely up to you how you identify.

What does this have to do with recovery?

 

  • We are Edgewalkers. Wounded healers. Lover of all things sacred – including ourselves.
  • We may have had a (or several) dark nights of the soul. A part of us knows that to be where we are today is equal parts our own resilience, the divine nature within us, and the mystery of what is beyond us.
  • We have felt before, or may long for, the deep transformational magic that lies within the threads of community.
  • We feel the power that lies within our shadow and we are willing to journey into this darkness together, to find the treasures buried here.
  • We value investigation of both science and spirituality.
  • We hold the paradox of power and powerlessness. You might even see us smiling about it.
  • We seek to harm none – ourselves included.
  • We do not supress our emotions and characteristics, or those of another. Every part of us is welcome here.
  • We know that this path is not easy, but is is always worth it.
  • We are most magical when we are together.
  • We know that intention + expression + action + letting go = potent, transformational, magic.
  • Because what happens between the worlds, changes all the worlds.

…We are sacred stewards of all that is above, within, and below. The earth, the sky, the sun, the moon, ancestors of craft, land, and lineage, the fae, the mystery, and eachother. Why? Because they have been our allies on more than one occasion.

 

I am so grateful to be back on this path. I have been a witch of sorts since I was a kid. I had no idea it would come full circle and now be a huge part of my recovery.

RR Circle Member

13 Moons Pathway of Reclaiming Recovery

We follow the cycle of our universe and honour the rhythm within for personal and collective healing.

I feel like I have “come home”. The reclaiming path of recovery and these meetings are the pieces I have been missing in my recovery.

RR Circle Member