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Raising the Sacred Fires with Chicago Ringing Anvil

Three days of learning skills to facilitate ecstatic, transformative rituals, including hosting a public Beltane ritual to practice skills.
April 26-28

Imagine the most magical ritual you’ve ever been to, or wished for. You can lead rituals that are that potent, memorable, and effective. You can make possible transformative spiritual experiences where participants connect to the divine. 

Through discussion and hands-on practice, this workshop explores what works and why. We’ll work with common pitfalls, structure, flow, and logistics, to ways of strengthening charisma, and building energy through chanting, movement, rhythm, and connection.

Experienced ritualists will learn ways to craft more transformative, participatory rituals; new ritualists will learn foundations. Workshop participants can practice their skills by taking ritual roles for the Beltane ritual.

We will explore skillbuilding in:
--Public speaking, charisma, and engaging the group
--Authenticity and speaking from the heart
--Performance skills
--Structuring a ritual
--Facilitation techniques and managing logistics
--Raising energy
--Chanting in ritual
--Facilitating trances
--Anchoring altars

....and much more. What have you always wanted to learn about facilitating rituals and ceremonies?

Registration will be on a sliding scale basis from $5 to $150. Please pay what you can afford; this helps us defray travel expenses, pay for space rental, and offer facilitators money for their time. 
Sliding scale is a personal choice of what you can afford to contribute. 
$100-$150 -- You have the abundance to put in this amount, or even offer more into the scholarship fund.
$50-$100 -- You have some abundance, or you can save up
$25-$50 -- Times are tight but you can squeeze this into your budget
$5-$25 -- Times are really tight, and you are struggling to find the money to take the train to the class.

Pre register online:
** You must pre-register to attend this class. No at the door registrations will be accepted.

MKP 1900 W. Fulton
(3 blocks south of Grand, just east of Damen)

Class times:
Friday, April 26th from 4pm-9pm
Saturday April 27th 10am-5pm, with a break for dinner and then the public Beltane ritual will go from 7pm-9pm. 
Sunday April 28th 10am-4pm.

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