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"All Hallows Eve" Witches Ladder with CJ Shelton

  • Sat Oct 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sat Oct 26, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Studio 206, Alton Mill Arts Centre

The ancient pagan festival of “Samhain” (pronounced ‘sow-oon’) is the origin of our modern day All Hallows Eve or Halloween and marks the beginning of the Dark Half of the traditional Celtic Year. Celebrated around the first of November, this was the time when the ‘veils between the worlds’ were thin, meaning spirits, ghosts and goblins could pass easily from the world beyond into ours. It was a time for remembering and honouring the ancestors but also a powerful time for weaving charms of protection and intention.
Join artist CJ Shelton in her beautiful studio at the Alton Mill Arts Centre to learn more about where some of our modern Halloween customs originated as you weave your own personal ‘Witches Ladder’, a type of folk magic used for spellcasting and intention setting. Wool, ribbon, charms and found objects as well as twigs, berries and other organic bits and pieces gathered from the local forests will also be used to make your “ladder”. This is a wonderful way to “cast” your intentions for the winter ahead as you weave thoughts, prayers and spells into your magical creation.
The session is rounded out with a short guided meditation on Samhain and your ladder will be smudged and blessed. It can then be hung indoors or outdoors to help protect your home and send its messages and invocations out to the spirit world.
All are welcome although please note this workshop is not suitable for children. All materials supplied.
PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED – please email or call 519-942-2018.
There are two times available for this workshop on Saturday, October 26th, choose from:
Morning Session, from 11 am to 1 pm
Afternoon Session, from 2 pm to 4 pm
COST:  $85+ HST per person (includes all materials)