Instructor: Dodie Graham McKay, Covenstead Candle Co
Details: Witch bottles are a magical tool that are used for protection from malevolent spirits, negative forces and bad intentions. Early examples of these talismans dating as far back as the 16th century have been found throughout England and the United States, buried under buildings or hidden inside walls, containing everyday items repurposed for magical intent.
In this workshop we will explore the history and symbolism of witch bottles, learn how they were used in the past, and how that use has developed into a living practice today. Participants will then have a hands-on opportunity to craft their own witch bottle and find out how to put it into practical use. All materials will be provided.
This class includes: Small group instruction with Dodie, plus all materials to create your own Witch Bottle.
As a bonus, all participants will be entered into a draw for a pack incredible, earthy botanical incense, to be drawn for at the end of the class!
Registration: This class requires pre-registration and has a maximum of 12 spots available. Please use the add to cart button to complete registration.
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, the course fee is fully refundable up to 24 hours before the class runs (please email us to let us know if you are unable to attend). If you have to cancel within 24 hours of the class start time, we will offer a credit for the full amount. Once the class has started, there are no refunds or credits.
About the host: Dodie Graham McKay is a writer, green witch, and filmmaker. She is inspired to document and share stories that capture the beauty of nature and the visible and invisible realms of magic and witchcraft. She is the author of the books Earth Magic: The Elements of Witchcraft (Llewellyn, 2021), and the forthcoming The Witch’s Ally: Building a Magical Relationship with Familiars & Animal Companions (Llewellyn, 2024), and her documentary films include The WinniPagans Starry Nights and the Fibe TV 4-part series Exploring the Sacred. Dodie spends her spare time walking her dogs and facilitating a busy coven. She lives in Treaty One Territory, Homeland of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Visit her at www.dodiegrahammckay.com.