Emma Kathryn (Nottinghamshire, UK) is a staff writer at Witch Way Magazine, The House of Twigs blog, Stone, Root, and Bone blog, the Spiral Nature blog, and Gods & Radicals. She has spoken at a number of UK Pagan events, including Magickal Women Conference in London, and she has been interviewed on The Witch Daily Show podcast.
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Emma’s Witchshop will be
Healing Magic for Social Justice
When you think about social justice, what comes to mind? Community, activism and action are perhaps the most obvious forms of social justice, and rightly so too, after all, action is what get’s stuff done.
Healing is another important aspect of social justice. Because this isn’t always obvious, it is often overlooked or forgotten about. How many times do we put up with our own hurts and carry on carrying on? And yet healing is an important part of the process of social justice. Healing of the self and of others, of those within our communities, the spirits and the very land itself. All of these are important if we are to present a strong and united front against the woes and injustices that at times feel as though they are winning.
This witchshop will focus on healing of all kinds, of mind, body and spirit. We’ll discuss the role of healing within the context of social justice and activism as well as the traditional role of the witch as healer. But this is also a practical workshop and so we’ll craft spells and healing recipes together too.
Our enemies cannot harm us for we can only be healed!
What you will need to participate
- Dried herbs such as rosemary, sage, lavender, chamomile (whatever you have in your kitchen cupboards, we can make use of! Healing should be accessible!)
- Oil (any kind, even from the kitchen cupboard)
- Candles (whatever you have)
- Cutting board or suitable surface