According to Q-Jo, the whole tarot deck, or at least the twenty-two trump cards of the Major Arcana, may be read as the Fool’s journey. “On one important level,” she explained, “the major cards are chapters in the story of a quest. I’m talking the universal human quest for understanding and divine reunion. And it doesn’t matter whether the quest starts with the Fool or ends with him, because it’s a loop anyhow, a cycle endlessly repeated. When the naive young Fool finally tumbles over the precipice, he falls into the world of experience. Now his journey has really begun. Along the way, he’ll meet all the teachers and tempters - the tempters are teachers, too - and challenging situations that a person is likely to meet in the task of his or her growing. The Fool is potentially everybody, but not everybody has the wisdom or the guts to play the fool. A lot of folks don’t know what’s in that bag they’re carrying. And they’re all too willing to trade it for cash. Inside the bag, the have every tool they need to facilitate their life’s journey, but they won’t even open it up and glance inside. Subconsciously, the goal of all of us out-of-control primates is essentially the same, but let me assure you of this: the only ones who’ll ever reach that goal are the ones who have the courage to make fools of themselves along the way.”
— Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

After years of teaching spiritual intensives, we became curious about what it would be like to teach magic with the intent of deepening our practice within the spirit of restoration. Finding Four Springs, with its library, art house, meditation room, meadow, woodlands, and swimming pool, we knew we had found a place where restoration and reflection could occur. A magical intent we have is for participants to take that spirit back out into a world that desperately needs less human intensity and more restoration, reflection and balance.

Deborah Oak Cooper Deborah Oak Cooper is a psychotherapist, artist, writer, aromancer, and an elder in the Reclaiming Tradition, a tradition of earth-based spirituality that regards activism as magic and vice a versa. She has taught around the country and internationally, and has more than thirty years of spiritual practice to draw on. She is also a long-time Feri practitioner, a tradition that like Reclaiming, is ecstatic and earth-based. She is interested in helping others build deep and abiding earth-based spiritual practices that transcend allegiance to traditions while also honoring our individual roots.

Deborah Oak Cooper

Deborah Oak Cooper is a psychotherapist, artist, writer, aromancer, and an elder in the Reclaiming Tradition, a tradition of earth-based spirituality that regards activism as magic and vice a versa. She has taught around the country and internationally, and has more than thirty years of spiritual practice to draw on. She is also a long-time Feri practitioner, a tradition that like Reclaiming, is ecstatic and earth-based. She is interested in helping others build deep and abiding earth-based spiritual practices that transcend allegiance to traditions while also honoring our individual roots.

Fern Spring Fern has been an astrologer and flower alchemist since 1992. After many years studying astrology and flower essences with her mentor, Asata Gabriel, she completed Steven Forrest’s apprenticeship program in 2006 and has published astrological writings in a variety of publications, including: the Mountain Astrologer and Llewellyn’s Sabbat Almanac and Moon Signs. Fern is also the editor of a forthcoming book about the history of magical plants in the Americas, The Ghost Dance: an untold history of the Americas. After many years as a "born of hippies" child witch she started working with the Reclaiming Community in 1994 and is a Reclaiming/Feri initiate in the Deborah Oak lineage. She sees clients in person in Sonoma County and long-distance via phone and video chat and sells her line of flower and gem infused products at www.wisestarsapothecary.com

Fern Spring

Fern has been an astrologer and flower alchemist since 1992. After many years studying astrology and flower essences with her mentor, Asata Gabriel, she completed Steven Forrest’s apprenticeship program in 2006 and has published astrological writings in a variety of publications, including: the Mountain Astrologer and Llewellyn’s Sabbat Almanac and Moon Signs. Fern is also the editor of a forthcoming book about the history of magical plants in the Americas, The Ghost Dance: an untold history of the Americas. After many years as a "born of hippies" child witch she started working with the Reclaiming Community in 1994 and is a Reclaiming/Feri initiate in the Deborah Oak lineage. She sees clients in person in Sonoma County and long-distance via phone and video chat and sells her line of flower and gem infused products at www.wisestarsapothecary.com

Medusa Hello Everyone, I have been practicing the craft since the mid-nineties. I am both a Reclaiming initiate and Feri initiate. I also teach both traditions. I have taught at British Colombia and Spiralheart Witchcamps.I have always had a connection with the ancestors and beloved dead. I have taken this to a new level working by opening a Séance and Tarot Parlor.  I facilitate conversations between the living and the dead.I have been married to my soul mate for over twenty years. I have reared two children to young adulthood. My core tenets as a witch, priestess and human being are practice, integrity, trust based on experience. I do not believe in faith or hope. The gods are not naturally benevolent, but they will work in relationship. Life is brief and hard stuff happens. Therefore, it is my responsibility to my godself and loved ones, living and dead, to practice gratitude, find joy and bask in it whenever it is offered. 

Medusa

Hello Everyone, I have been practicing the craft since the mid-nineties. I am both a Reclaiming initiate and Feri initiate. I also teach both traditions. I have taught at British Colombia and Spiralheart Witchcamps.I have always had a connection with the ancestors and beloved dead. I have taken this to a new level working by opening a Séance and Tarot Parlor.  I facilitate conversations between the living and the dead.I have been married to my soul mate for over twenty years. I have reared two children to young adulthood. My core tenets as a witch, priestess and human being are practice, integrity, trust based on experience. I do not believe in faith or hope. The gods are not naturally benevolent, but they will work in relationship. Life is brief and hard stuff happens. Therefore, it is my responsibility to my godself and loved ones, living and dead, to practice gratitude, find joy and bask in it whenever it is offered. 

Robin LaSirena Robin is a theatre artist, singer, and choir director with a passion for the tarot, myth, fairy tales & magic.  Robin teaches classes with Reclaiming in the SF/Bay Area, including classes in tarot, music, acting, aspecting, and anchoring, & taught at Reclaiming intensives in Vermont, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic area. Robin can be heard on the Reclaiming cd's Second Chants and Let It Begin Now, the Moonrise cd Songs of Love, Magic, & Other Mysteries.   

Robin LaSirena

Robin is a theatre artist, singer, and choir director with a passion for the tarot, myth, fairy tales & magic.  Robin teaches classes with Reclaiming in the SF/Bay Area, including classes in tarot, music, acting, aspecting, and anchoring, & taught at Reclaiming intensives in Vermont, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic area.

Robin can be heard on the Reclaiming cd's Second Chants and Let It Begin Now, the Moonrise cd Songs of Love, Magic, & Other Mysteries

 

Dillon Dillon has been practicing the crafts of magic and ritual for over 20 years and has taught several classes over the years in the reclaiming style and beyond. She has also studied and practiced insight meditation and mindfulness for the past six years. She deeply loves nature in its myriad forms and expressions and often finds refuge in wilderness. She is also a great admirer of plants and plant medicine.  She lives in San Francisco.

Dillon

Dillon has been practicing the crafts of magic and ritual for over 20 years and has taught several classes over the years in the reclaiming style and beyond. She has also studied and practiced insight meditation and mindfulness for the past six years. She deeply loves nature in its myriad forms and expressions and often finds refuge in wilderness. She is also a great admirer of plants and plant medicine.  She lives in San Francisco.