Radical Spirits: Fairy Magic 101 with Eliza Swann, 90 minutes
November 21st, 2020 1:00pm PST
*All classes are recorded should you not be able to make them live.
Around the world there are terms for magical beings, known by some as the fairies or the fey, who dwell in another dimension that overlaps with our world. Beings referred to as fairies run the gamut from benevolent land spirits to shapeshifting trickster spirits who inflict harm on humans. We will walk through a handful of fairy legends, and learn to communicate with nature-based fairies through guided meditation. We will also learn methods for ethically connecting to the fairies that might live around us. To connect to fairies and their magic is to connect to our sense of place, our authentic wild selves, and our sacred duty to protect and cherish this Earth. The fairies are here to teach us right relationship with this planet and ourselves and the stakes have never been higher.
If possible, please have a candle, a bowl of water, a journal, a coin, and some bread handy for this class.
“Nothing can defeat the spirit of the earth. The fairies know that the earth will not tolerate the men much longer. The fairies have left the men’s reality in order to destroy it by making a new one.” ― Larry Mitchell, The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions
Eliza Swann is an interdisciplinary artist, intuitive, writer, educator, and community organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. Eliza received a BA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an MFA from Central St. Martins in London. She has trained in hypnotherapy at the Isis Centre in England. Additionally, she has trained with a number of teachers in energy healing, Western Mystery traditions, Vedic cosmology and ancestral healing. Eliza has guest lectured at UCLA, the Hammer Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, Central St Martins, Cal Arts, the Dia Museum, the New School and many more venues and is currently a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute. Her book “The Anatomy of the Aura” was released by St. Martin’s Press in April 2020. Eliza is the founder of The Golden Dome School, a curatorial and educational platform that studies intersections of art, metaphysics and ecology.