Register for Odyssey; Join a group to heal, or to develop your intuition or spiritual practice!

Here are a few announcements that have arrived in my inbox recently, and I wanted to make sure to pass them on to you! The first, Odyssey, is a writing workshop open to writers from all over the world; the other three are Bay-Area-local offerings…

1) Apply for Odyssey: For writers of fantasy, SF, and horror

Now in its 24thyear, the Odyssey Writing Workshop is widely considered one of the top programs in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Acclaimed authors, editors and agents serve as guest lecturers, and 59% of graduates have gone on to be professionally published.  

Odyssey 2019 will run June 3-July 12, at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire.  

Odyssey combines advanced lectures, in-depth feedback, and one-on-one guidance for maximum impact.  Class meets for over 4 ½ hours, 5 days a week, and students use afternoons, evenings, and weekends to write, critique each other’s work, and complete other class assignments.  Graduates commonly say they worked harder at Odyssey than they ever have, and they learned more in six weeks at Odyssey than in years earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in creative writing.  

The early action application deadline for this summer’s Odyssey is JANUARY 31, and the regular application deadline is APRIL 1. All applicants receive feedback on their writing sample. Financial aid is available. 

Instructors include Odyssey founder Jeanne Cavelos, bestselling authors Holly Black and Sara King, award-winning authors Nisi Shawl and Fran Wilde; highly praised author/editor Paul Witcover, and award-winning editor/publisher Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld Magazine.  We’ll also have agent Joshua Bilmes, president of the renowned JABberwocky Literary Agency, and award-winning editor/publisher Scott H. Andrews of Beneath Ceaseless Skiesas virtual guests via Skype. 

Visit to learn more!

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2) Feminist Wicca Training begins February 9, 2019

Year and a Day apprenticeship for women: Developing your early-based spiritual practice – with Carolyn Hunt

Group starting on February 9, 2019
Second Saturday each month plus Solstice, Equinox, and Cross-Quarter rituals.In this Apprenticeship, we experience the Wheel of the Year—the planting, growth, and harvest of our dreams, desires, and aspirations. We tune into the mysticism of Nature and the Goddess, align with the divinity of our own beings, and expand our compassionate political consciousness in a workshop format. 

1. Introduction to Feminist Wicca class or comparable education/experience (familiarity with ethics and women’s circles), 2. Maturity level conducive to intensive spiritual growth, and, 3. Commitment to pursue a Feminist Wiccan path.

To Register: email to schedule a 30-minute phone call to assess whether our working together is a match!

Visit for more information!

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3) Openings in a new therapy group for queer folks:

Ellen Morrison, LCSW, is starting a therapy group for people who identify as Queer (self-identified/LGBQQ-T+GE+2S-IA).
A dynamic place for problem solving, healing and empowerment, this weekly group is designed for 6 people to support each other in exploring and resolving issues they are facing. 
Group members will:

  • Learn a cooperative process helpful to relationship building, problem solving and healing;
  • Get support challenging limitations and internalized oppression so as to grow steadily toward their goals;
  • Interrupt experiences of isolation;
  • Use creative arts and somatic wisdom, as well as, talk therapy, in the sharing of our lives, practicing skills and learning from both the groups shared experience and diversity. 

This group can be an adjunct to current work in 1:1 therapy or a therapy in of itself.
Time: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Length: This is an on-going group; new members join as people leave group.
Cost: sliding scale $200-150/month
Where: Berkeley on San Pablo near Gilman and North Berkeley Bart

Learn more at

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4) Trust your truth: An intensive workshop series to develop your intuitive and psychic wisdom, led by Sade Gryffin

Join Sade Gryffin for this fun and intensive seven week workshop series, to develop your innate Intuitive and Psychic wisdom.

What can I expect in the workshop?
The workshop is based in meditation practice. The meditations incorporate guided intuitive energy healings, both seated and in movement, to clear your subtle body (aura and energy centers) of blocked energy.

You will learn powerful practical tools and techniques to:

  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Increase self-confidence and self-acceptance
  • Feel grounded and at home in your body
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Release old worn out patterns and habits
  • Gain clarity of mind
  • Heal relationships with people, money, and life path
  • Align with your authentic self, and manifest your desires

Time and datesThis workshop runs for 7 weeks, Jan 13th – Feb 24th 2019 Sundays- 9:30 am – 11am; each class is 90 minutes
Venue: Temescal Arts Center Oakland, 511 48th St, Oakland, CA

Investment for full Seven week workshop series: Early bird $360 (before Jan 1st 2019); Regular price $420 (Payment in full or 50% deposit due when you registered.)

Visit to learn more or to register!

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