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I am usually able to respond to most correspondences in 24 hours. Please be patient, or check the musings or calendar section of the site!

Thank you,

Scott K Smith

2632 West Avenue 35
Los Angeles, CA, 90065
United States

213-254-5302

Home of Scott K Smith, Magick Maker
On Magick, Health, Healing, Ritual, Energy, and Spirit. Dedicated to the Gods in all of us, TheSacredOther.com

Classes and Events

Earth Magick: Selenite
Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Earth Magick: Selenite

Earth Magick series will explore the wisdom and magick we can connect with in nature through the stone, metal, and mineral kingdom. We will practice, provide energy play, vision into the stones and minerals, and meet the Deva's of these powerful allies that hold the essences of the stones, and the memory of our ancestors.

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A Year of Fire: Inner Temple + Developing the Magick
Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Year of Fire: Inner Temple + Developing the Magick

Get in and explore your self, and inside find the magick.

The foundations of any good and powerful magick come from the development and healing of the inner self. "know thyself" is an ancient and powerful phrase, which we've reduced to a  byte to encapsulate this one year, once a month study group. You will be stronger and more whole for engaging it!

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A Year of Earth: Ritual, Cycle and Season, and Practice
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Year of Earth: Ritual, Cycle and Season, and Practice

A Year of Earth: Ritual, Cycle and Season, and Practice

In our first books study, the Year of Fire, we explored the mysteries of the flame and light. Intuition, energy work, meditation, and learning and exploring the inner temple, with the Inner Temple of Witchcraft as our guide (Christopher Penczak, Temple of Witchcraft. 

This year and a day is monthly commitment of the inner fire in a journey of earth. We will study the wheel of the year, the sun and moon, cycles and seasons, Goddess, God + Great Spirit.

This is a chance to deepen your magickal practice in an eclectic blend of teachings, study, homework, meetings, circles, rituals, and seasonal events. We will explore what it means to stand in our own divinity as [magickal] beings. 

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Reiki Level 2 with Scott K Smith + Stephanie Syd Yang
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Reiki Level 2 with Scott K Smith + Stephanie Syd Yang

PRE-REQUISITE: Reiki Level One (any school or instructor)

THIS IS A 2 DAY WORKSHOP
Sat August 5 + Sun August 6
10am - 4pm

You do not have to have taken Reiki 1 with either Scott or I to attend this class.

This class is queer lead + the space is QT/POC welcoming.
All materials + lunch on both days are included.

Note: if cost is a barrier and you are led to take this class, let's talk!

Reiki is a powerful energetic healing modality that is available to everyone. A form of hands-on healing, Reiki activates the natural healing processes of the body and restores physical and emotional well-being. 

In this two-day workshop you will build a practical and profound relationship with the beauty and intelligence behind the symbols, and build upon your personal practice!

Reiki Level 2 will attune you to effectively channel the Universal Life Force energy for healing and transformation with 3 core symbols: the power symbol, the distance symbol and the mental+emotional symbol. 

Note: In this class we will also teach supplemental symbols to enhance and deepen your practice with the core three Usui symbols. 

Through hands-on practice, this class will equip you to confidently practice self treatment and begin working more intimately with the vibration of Universal Love. Your healing channels will be cleared, updated and activated.
Studying Reiki with Blue Jaguar is Love (Stephanie Syd Yang) and with the Sacred Other (Scott K Smith) is special in that our practice weaves together healing modalities based on the natural principles of death + rebirth, and the balance between forces of light + dark, masculine + feminine, stillness + movement.

As shamanic Reiki Master Teachers, we will attune you in the Usui-Tibetan Reiki method as well as connect you to complementary healing vibrations of the natural world – such as working with additional symbols, breath, sound, drumming, feathers and crystals – for deeper transformational healing.

Upon completion of Reiki Level 2, you will:

  • – Experience a deeper connection to your body and the natural world
  • – Access greater self-awareness, relaxation and soul purpose
  • – Be attuned to the three core healing symbols of Reiki
  • – Be able to deliver effective Reiki treatments for others, including animals (in person and remotely)
  • – Gain fundamentals of how to begin and grow a Reiki practice
  • – Have practice with various techniques for effective Reiki treatments
  • – Step into a deeper relationship with your intuitive faculties
  • – Receive initiation into deeper practices of shamanic Reiki
  • – Access your Reiki guides for additional support
  • – Receive a certificate of Second Degree Usui-Tibetan Reiki (Level Two)


Cost: $280 before 7/20/16, $320 after
all materials + lunch provided both days
Register at BlueJaguarisLove.com

Instructors: 
Stephanie Syd Yang + Scott K. Smith

About Scott:
Scott Smith is a Witch, teacher, and healing practitioner. His craft draws upon the ancient and modern, blending Witchcraft, Reiki and other forms of Energy-Work, healing and Spirituality into his form of Spirit Space Healings, Guidance, Teaching, and Art.
He is a Student and Priest of the Temple of Witchcraft, Salem New Hampshire on a Ministerial Path to bring the craft and a Temple space to Los Angeles. His devotion lately has been to Love, Will, and Wisdom, and through his work in its many forms seeks to instill and awaken these deeply human and magickal principles. More at: http://thesacredother.com/

About Syd: 
I am a mixed race (Taiwanese, European-American), queer healer who believes that community transformation begins by first accepting where we are, who we have been and then dreaming into what can be. The medicine I offer the world is deeply rooted in my relationship to the earth, the 4 elements and the magic we co-create with them. As a healer, I weave together shamanic and earth-based practices that are grounded in Buddhist principles of interdependence, impermanence and karma. My work focuses on the lived and inherited experiences of women of color and queer/genderqueer/trans people. My work also offers spiritual support for eating disorders, relationships + sexuality, and moving through grief + loss. More at: http://bluejaguarlove.com/

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Reiki Level 1 with Scott K Smith + Stephanie Syd Yang
Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Reiki Level 1 with Scott K Smith + Stephanie Syd Yang

 

Reiki is a powerful energetic healing modality that is available to everyone. A form of hands-on healing, Reiki as a practice originated in Japan that was brought to Hawaii in 1937. Reiki energy is Universal Life Force, a high vibrational energy that activates the natural healing processes of the body and restores physical and emotional well-being. Reiki Level 1 will attune you to effectively channel the Universal Life Force energy for healing and transformation. Through hands-on practice, this class will equip you to confidently practice self treatment and begin working more intimately with the vibration of Universal Love. Your healing channels will be cleared and opened.

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Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Reiki 1 Workshop July 9th, 2016

Reiki is a powerful energetic healing modality that is available to everyone. A form of hands-on healing, Reiki as a practice originated in Japan that was brought to Hawaii in 1937. Reiki energy is Universal Life Force, a high vibrational energy that activates the natural healing processes of the body and restores physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki Level 1 will attune you to effectively channel the Universal Life Force energy for healing and transformation. Through hands-on practice, this class will equip you to confidently practice self treatment and begin working more intimately with the vibration of Universal Love. Your healing channels will be cleared and opened.

Studying Reiki with Blue Jaguar is Love is special in that my practice weaves together healing modalities based on the natural principles of death + rebirth, and the balance between forces of light + dark, masculine + feminine, stillness + movement.

As a shamanic Reiki Master, I will teach you the Usui Reiki method as well as connect you to complementary healing vibrations of the natural world – such as breath, sound, drumming, feathers and crystals – for deeper transformational healing.

In addition to the group learning space, an individualized one-on-one follow up session (1-2hrs) is included for each student.
Upon completion of Reiki Level 1, you will:

– Experience a deeper connection to your body and the natural world
– Access greater self-awareness, relaxation and soul purpose
– Understand the history of Reiki and how it relates to you
– Be able to deliver effective Reiki treatments for yourself and others, including animals.
– Be able to conduct a powerful self-treatment session (hand placement, intentions, etc.)
– Have practice with various techniques for effective Reiki treatments
– Understand the primary chakra system and be able to scan for information
– Receive an introduction to shamanic practice and Reiki
– Be attuned to receive and transmit Universal Life Force energy
– Receive a certificate of First Degree Usui Reiki (Level One)

Instructors:
Stephanie Syd Yang + Scott K. Smith

About Stephanie Syd Yang, Blue Jaguar is Love
Stephanie Syd Yang / Blue Jaguar is Love: I am a mixed race (Taiwanese, European-American), queer healer who believes that community transformation begins by first accepting where we are, who we have been and then dreaming into what can be. The medicine I offer the world is deeply rooted in my relationship to the earth, the 4 elements and the magic we co-create with them. As a healer, I weave together shamanic and earth-based practices that are grounded in Buddhist principles of interdependence, impermanence and karma. My work focuses on the lived and inherited experiences of women of color and queer/genderqueer/trans people. My work also offers spiritual support for eating disorders, relationships + sexuality, and moving through grief + loss. Through my practice, I make Bird Essences (vibrational elixirs), Bird Medicine Candles and will be releasing my next book: Bird Wisdom: Accessing Powerful Messages for Emotional + Spiritual Growth in Summer 2016. More at: http://bluejaguarlove.com/

About Scott:
Scott Smith is a Witch, teacher, and healing practitioner. His craft draws upon the ancient and modern, blending Witchcraft, Reiki and other forms of Energy-Work, healing and Spirituality into his form of Spirit Space Healings, Guidance, Teaching, and Art.

He is a Student of the Temple of Witchcraft, Salem New Hampshire on a Ministerial Path to bring the craft and a Temple space to Los Angeles. His devotion lately has been to Love, Will, and Wisdom, and through his work in its many forms seeks to instill and awaken these deeply human and magickal principles. More at: http://thesacredother.com/


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Witchcraft 1: Fire - Intro to Year: what is Magick? What is Witch?
Jun
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Witchcraft 1: Fire - Intro to Year: what is Magick? What is Witch?

A year and a day book study of Witchcraft

First Class: Getting inside the meaning, frequency, and ideas of Magick, Witchcraft, and History.  

We already have some dedicated folk in our circle, we're continuing to build upon that community.  

Cost: The suggested cost per class is $20. Cash, Check, Venmo, Charge. If you would like to pay in advance for all 13 meetups, you can prepay by date of class, total: $220.00, versus 20 per calls = $260.00

You do not have to attend every class, but it is suggested if you are finding that this work is the right kind of community work for you... and if you are interested in joining some of our more private circles. 

LOCATION: GLASSELL PARK, CA.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

This is not an official Temple of Witchcraft class, but is based on the Inner Temple of Witchcraft and on a large cannon of my personal spins on the material, integrated with other teachings. 

This is NOT simply reading and talking. 

(A percent of the proceeds will benefit Temple of Witchcraft continuing outreach, ministries, and education programs) as a gift from our classes and overall awesomeness).  

We will meet once a month.  
SECOND Thursday (evening) of the Month (unless holiday or other events need to change the schedule, that will be calendared). A full calender will be given quarterly. 

Online (completely private) forum. 

Consider the commitment of a year and a day learning an eclectic form of Witchcraft, Magick, and ancient ways modernly reconstructed.  

We will explore: 

  1. What is Witch? 
  2. History 
  3. Some lore 
  4. Nature of magick and the universe 
  5. Meditation 
  6. Energy Work 
  7. Building a Sacred Inner Sanctum 
  8. Altars 
  9. Daily Practice 
  10. Opening intuitive and psychic awareness 
  11. Protection and Defense 
  12. Blessing 
  13. And more...  


We will begin with a ritualized commitment
We will end that journey with a magickal empowerment.  

Requirements: 

  • Book, Inner Temple of Witchcraft + Companion CD's (available online, details on sign up).  
  • Commitment to attendance, reading the chapters, and 
  • Committing to a daily Practice, book exercises and some of the simple rituals we have created unique to the style of magick we are practicing here in LA. 
  • Regular Journaling 


I believe in magickal spaces and I am versed in setting and holding sacred space. I believe that the group creates a magickal current within ourselves and that this can reach into the mystical, the divine, the shamanic. To learn ourselves is to lean into the the world of the Goddess and the God, the Two Who Move as One, and enter into a magickal relationship. I ran this group privately to see how it would go, we're ready to start offering it to you in the community.  

I am enrolled in the Witchcraft Training with the Temple of Witchcraft. Currently I am working in my Shamanic "Shadow" work, and plan to graduate through the ministerial program.  

Beyond the education and friendship with the Temple of Witchcraft, I am a long time self-identified Witch, healer, reader, and ritualist. I have studied a lot of things, and some really good stuff has stuck to the teeth. I like to integrate and share those bits... this is why I love the Temple of Witchcraft, because they have founded a whole teaching on mystery traditions, create links to sacred knowledge across dogmatic walls, and promote community through the Three Rays of Witchcraft: Divine Love, Divine WIll, and Divine Wisdom.  

I hope you will join me! 

Scott

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Cancelled. Divine Will Series: Introduction and Qualities of Divine Will
Apr
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Cancelled. Divine Will Series: Introduction and Qualities of Divine Will

CANCELLED

DIVINE WILL


A Six Month Series $20 per class. 
MUST BE TAKEN IN ORDER/ No Late Starts 

CLASS DATES:
Begins Saturday April 30 (the only 3 hour class)
Saturday, May 28
Saturday, June 25
remaining classes will be decided by class. 

Based upon the Theosophical teachings of Madame Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, and the channeled works of Sanaya Roman, blended with the occult roots of it all, this Divine Will intensive will draw upon qualities and frequencies of the Higher Self. 

WHAT IS DIVINE WILL?

We will explore Seven Qualities of Divine Will. We will create a deeper connection and explore seven qualities of Divine Will, or the Wisdom of the Higher Self. From the Oneness connection that our Higher Soul is connected, we will study qualities of the Seven Rays, Seven Masters, Seven Chakra's and the original Seven Planetary bodies including stones, herbs, colors and other correspondences to help ground aspects of the Divine Will. 

These are subtle but amazing techniques that I use in my own work, life, and walk to teach, to navigate life, and to integrate my magickal experience. 

NATURE OF THE CLASS, RITUAL + Meditations:

Divine Will is taught at the root from our Occult connection to the Seven Star Sisters, Great Cosmic Mother, the Pleiades. However I deeply appreciate the education, guidance and empowerment of the Divine Will series which is channeled material inspired from the Theosophical movement. My framing is from these two perspectives. I hold space for this magick with a combination of circle, ritual, and Upper World / Heavenly / Star Races frequencies, while emphasizing practical and higher spiritual application. 

CLASS SYLLABUS

  • Introduction to Theosophy, Seven Masters and the Seven Rays. 
  • Divine Will, preparing for the Rays: Merging with the Watcher, the Soul.
  • The three Rays of Love, Will and Wisdom.
  • Connecting to Divine Will, blending with our souls and connecting to the Seven Master energies, the Seven Great Ones.
  • The Will to Initiate: Awaken new consciousness, and transmitting that will into all areas of your life. 
  • The Will to Unify: Developing Vision, grounding and uniting with our Soul's energy to experience a moment to moment groundedness of these energies with connection. 
  • The Will to Evolve: Becoming Wise. Opening up to Soul's Wisdom and perspective to make new choices and actions. 
  • The Will to Harmonize: Deepening Intuition. Tapping into Harmony in times of conflict, or in personal life to create stability and balance through integration. 
  • The Will to Act: Achieving Liberation. Using our connection to the Universal Mind to ACT with Soul. 
  • The Will to Cause: Embodying High Ideals. Coming into our plans or thoughts and finding the underlying motivational forces, and learning to shift them with Divine Will.
  • The Will to Express: Creating Divinity in Form. Creating from a Soul-Centered light. 
  • Manifesting with Divine Will: Working the Seven Rays into Divine Manifesting. Creating ideal or new relationships
  • Transmitting Divine Will, Grounding and practical exploration of these Higher Frequencies. 


This is an audio course. We will listen first, discuss and take home the exercise or empowerment. 

IF YOU WISH TO OWN THE AUDIO COURSE, 
you can purchase separately as a download from Luminessence, through me at a discounted cost. The download is not required, but if you wish to continue to use the audio it is a separate purchase.

RSVP via Facebook or Meetup!

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Apr
24
11:00am11:00am

GATHER: Ritual and Meditation in the Park

  • 1987 Loma Vista Drive Glendale, CA, 91208 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The next GATHER in the park is at a lovely place right up the 2 in Glendale. We can host a bigger gathering as we are outdoors. Weather may dictate what to wear, but please feel free to dress as comfortable for an outdoor gather. 

Keep in mind that this is a PUBLIC space so we may have observers, children, families, etc. We come respectfully to the Spirit of Place. 
WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF PLACE?

The Spirit of the Land, the two who move as one, and the park itself. These are magickal spaces and gatherings and open to ALL collaborative magick makers, meditators, space holders, healers, and the like who are in accord with the healing work. 

At this ‪#‎Gather‬ we are going to focus on 13 directions. Some folks do four directions, sometimes with an above, below, and between. I've been in other circles with honors done to the nine directions. I personally practice with 13 directions, for my working reasons.

At this Gather we will be doing a smoke in honor of those 13 directions including: above, below, between; the four directions of north, south, east, and west; before and behind us; to the left to the right of us; to the Mighty Dead, or “Hidden Company”; and to the gathering place in our hearts.

I have two blends for this small working. One is a smudge blend that I have developed in my training with the Shamanic Temple this year; and another one is a floral and plant blend from the Plant Spirits in our area.I find these two blends to create spaces where Spirits and I can cahoot, comune.

I am thinking about a smoke workshop, yes I’m avoiding the word “smudge”, to speak to the kinds of herbs that we can use for cleansing and clearing, as well as the magic behind those choices and intentions. This brief smoke ceremony at #Gather will be a public realm of some of that material.


DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?

You need heart and attention. A practice of meditation, ritual, and energy work is helpful but i'm experienced, as are some others in our group, with ritual and helping to guide and direct. 

Temple Los Angeles is expanding but we work with Buddhists, Catholics, Pagans, WItches, Healers, Metaphysicians, green and long in the tooth.

Please feel welcome to the work.

WHAT TO BRING
Sacred Objects to adorn the altar
Stones, Crystals, things that aid in your life. 
*I may add a special event item, please stay tuned via meetup or facebook pages (below)

COST: $15.00 (Venmo, Cash, Check or Square)

PLEASE RSVP VIA MEETUP, OR WEBSITE FORM:

http://meetu.ps/e/BntlV/1611V/a

WHAT TO EXPECT
Ritual circle in semi-public space. Depending on weather we may want to dress warm, or cooler. 
Meditation style: Casual, 12/13 countdown, guided visualization. 
Calling the Quarters, the local spirits, and Temple Spirits.
Making of an all natural altar

The Work will be dedicated to coming into balance with the Spirit of Place, and in turn as we connect with the Wheel of Life, bring Balance to our area.

Additional details will be posted to the MEETUP and FACEBOOK pages. 

Love,

Scott

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Mar
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Temple LA Presents: Magick and Divine Will at the Center for Spiritual Living

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
7:00pm  8:30pm
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Love donations are accepted
Location: 4845 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214

Join me for an open to the public presentation of Divine Will, Temple Los Angeles, and more at the Center for Spiritual Living in La Crescenta. 

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016

I am happy to present a little bit on Temple Los Angeles, the Magick of my craft, and an upcoming series inspired from by channeled materials, occultism, and theosophy: Divine Will Series. More about Divine Will below the map.

 

Divine Will: An introduction

A seven month series

Based upon the Theosophical teachings of Madam Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, and the channeled works of Sanaya Roman, blended with the occult roots of it all, this Divine Will intensive will draw upon qualities and frequencies of the Higher Self. 

WHAT IS DIVINE WILL?

We will explore Seven Qualities of Divine Will. We will create a deeper connection and explore seven qualities of Divine Will, or the Wisdom of the Higher Self.  From the Oneness connection that our Higher Soul is connected, we will study qualities of the Seven Rays, Seven Masters, Seven Chakra's and the original Seven Planetary bodies including stones, herbs, colors and other correspondences to help ground aspects of the Divine Will.

Class will consist of:

  1. Introduction to Theosophy, Seven Masters and the Seven Rays. 
  2. Divine Will, preparing for the Rays: Merging with the Watcher, the Soul.
  3. The three Rays of Love, Will and Wisdom.
  4. Connecting to Divine Will, blending with our souls and connecting to the Seven Master energies, the Seven Great Ones.
  5. The Will to Initiate: Awaken new consciousness, and transmitting that will into all areas of your life. 
  6. The Will to Unify: Developing Vision, grounding and uniting with our Soul's energy to experience a moment to moment groundedness of these energies with connection. 
  7. The Will to Evolve: Becoming Wise. Opening up to Soul's Wisdom and perspective to make new choices and actions. 
  8. The Will to Harmonize: Deepening Intuition. Tapping into Harmony in times of conflict, or in personal life to create stability and balance through integration. 
  9. The Will to Act: Achieving Liberation. Using our connection to the Universal Mind to ACT with Soul. 
  10. The Will to Cause: Embodying High Ideals. Coming into our plans or thoughts and finding the underlying motivational forces, and learning to shift them with Divine Will.
  11. The Will to Express: Creating Divinity in Form. Creating from a Soul-Centered light. 
  12. Manifesting with Divine Will: Working the Seven Rays into Divine Manifesting. 
  13. Creating ideal or new relationships 
  14. Transmitting Divine Will
  15. Grounding and practical exploration of these Higher Frequencies

About the Center for Spiritual Living

Our Center is an affiliate of United Centers for Spiritual Living, located in Golden, Colorado. We ascribe to United Centers' Global Heart Vision, which strives for "A World that Works for Everyone." We believe that personal transformation ultimately creates global transformation. More about the Global Heart Vision can be accessed atwww.unitedcentersforspiritualliving.org.

We are a loving spiritual community that offers opportunity for personal growth and joyful self expression. We are passionately dedicated to welcoming a diversity of people, activities and ideas. We open our hearts and minds to the expression of compassion and the experience of personal growth as we live and practice Science of Mind Principles.

Best,

Scott K Smith
Temple-LA.com
TheSacredOther.com

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Jan
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Gather: Nature's New Year Imprint Ritual in the Park

The Light and Life tide is rising!

JANUARY 17, 2016 1 - 3:00 PM

The next GATHER is off the grid of social media. To come you need to RSVP and get directions to location and what to do/bring.

It will be pre-Imbolc and invoking the energies awakening for the rising life and light tides in our lives.

Usher in the psychic energies of nature to seed for the spring. 
What do the light and life tide energies reveal about your life, adn the months to come?

LORE

This time of year we are focused on the Quickening energies of life. What is the potential, what can be felt? It may not be seen as the roots are just readying to push through earth for spring time energies again.

Another name given to this time is Feili Bhride, or the Brigid's Feast. Also, Candlemas, for it is a time associated with the light of candles. The Light is growing and the Spring is coming.

The light tide is expanding even tho winter is still with us...

At this time I have learned through the Temple of Witchcraft Teachings, among other references, that I consider this time of "Fire in the belly." At Imbolc, the fire is building in the belly in the ewe's belly, in our own belly, or in the belly of Mother Earth. We are strengthening the light within us and so the light in the world, while coaxing the psychic imprint that nature reveals in the birth of the green to come, and the birth of light within us.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Paper, pens, and string will be supplied.
  • Please bring a seven day candle, or candle of your choice to use with the intentional work.
  • Any stones, objects, or special relics you have from your personal sacred work can be included in the altar and circle work.
  • Herbal blend supplied by Scott K Smith

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • RITUAL CIRCLE IN SEMI-PUBLIC SPACE. DRESS IN RITUAL CLOTHING OPTIONAL. DEPENDING ON WEATHER WE MAY WANT TO DRESS WARM.

  • Calling the Quarters, the local spirits, and Temple Spirits.
  • Some writing, some small crafting.
  • Meditation.

COST 

$15.00 (Venmo, Cash, Check or Square)

RSVP FOR YOUR SPOT!

Name *
Name

I look forward to seeing you there. 

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Dec
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

QUEER CARE: LA!

Calling all Radical Healing Queers + Allies in Los Angeles! 

Join us for an afternoon of free workshops on health and community healing, and meet your local queer herbalists, healers and medicine-makers who will be vending their incredible plant + earth-based remedies.

ABOUT QUEER CARE:
FACEBOOK PAGE: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1088573187828824/
Queer Care is a collective of radical queer herbalists in the Bay Area, who organize events as a healing resource for our communities. At these events we offer free workshops on herbal medicine + community health, and create spaces where herbalists and medicine-makers can vend affordable medicine. Many of us have family/community in LA and we're excited to partner with + connect with local healers to offer Queer Care LA! 

FEATURING HEALING ART + REMEDIES BY:
Blue Jaguar is Love: Transformative Healing Arts by Stephanie Syd Yang
Claudia Mercado
Dalila Paola Mendez
Eye of Crow by Lizanne Deliz
Mujeres De Maiz
Native Image LA by Andrew Pacheco
Passionflower Plant Medicine by Jonah Aline Daniel
River Rose Apothecary by Layla Kristy Feghali
Shootingstar Botanicals by Elokin Orton-Cheung
The Sacred Other / Temple Los Angeles by Scott K Smith
Yerberia Mayahuel
Y Thuan La
...and more to announced soon!

We will also have delicious treats for sale by: 
GEO PostPop by Erin O'Brien

FREE WORKSHOPS: 
Coming soon...stay tuned!

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
Gender Justice LA is an ADA-compliant space, with gender neutral restrooms. We ask that you please do not wear chemical or natural fragrances. We are aiming for as low-scent space as possible, but be advised there will be products for sale which contain essential oils and/or natural plant smells. One or more air filters will be running throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The organizers of Queer Care have also composed a Statement of Purpose, here below. We hope this helps you all get to know us a little better!

QUEER CARE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
We are a group of queer radical herbalists organizing intentionally as a multi-racial collective with diverse class, religious, and ability backgrounds. We are committed to healing justice, radical mental health, and class accessibility. We aim to create and support community for queer herbal practitioners and folks seeking herbal healing, via educational events, skillshares, and workshops that center herbalists of color and resist cultural appropriation. Because of the ways in which capitalism and government regulation control and commodify sacred and community-based herbal traditions, we seek to contribute to an alternative model of access to herbal medicine.

 

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Dec
5
12:00pm12:00pm

Gather: Ritual & Meditation, Ernest E. Debs Park

Our work is Gathering healing and the sacred in Los Angeles.
Facebook Event page: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1055688124498795/

Our next Gather: Meditation in the Park, will take place at Ernest E. Debs Park. Debs is a great place, in the past we have done meditations, and even outdoor reiki shares here. 

Recent tragic events have come to this beautiful place of crow, and raven, with the deaths of two beautiful girls. I would like to hold our ritualized meditation here in this park. 

We will hold a semi-formal, guided circle of healing and communication with the Spirit of Place, and hold healing. 

Ernest E. Debs Regional Park (Griffin Avenue at Avenue 43)
4235 Monterey Road, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Driving Directions located here:
http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/debsEERegionalPk.htm

Suggested Donation: $10.00, no one turned away for lack of funds.

What is the Spirit of Place?

The Spirit of the Land, the two who move as one, and the park itself. These are magickal spaces and gatherings and open to ALL collaborative magick makers, meditators, space holders, healers, and the like who are in accord with the healing work. I work closely with Tonantzin, Hekate, and the Spirit of the land of our area. 

Do I need experience in magick, prayer or meditation?

You need heart and attention. A practice of meditation, ritual, and energy work is helpful but i'm experienced, as are some others in our group, with ritual and helping to guide and direct.

Temple Los Angeles is expanding but we work with Buddhists, Catholics, Pagans, WItches, Healers, Metaphysicians, green and long in the tooth.

Please feel welcome to the work.

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Nov
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Gather: Circle in the Park

  • Chavez Ravine Road Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)
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Sunday, November 8th, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Chavez Ravine, Elysian Park, Los Angeles
Donation: $10.00

The first of many events, Gather: Circle in the Park will open to door to Temple Los Angeles events.

I have walked this park many times and done a lot of meditation and magickal workings here. I have asked the spirit of the land here for our best working spot and found a circle of trees for our meditation. 

Please be aware that this is a public park, and that people may stop and watch us. I love that. Temple Los Angeles is about bringing the sacred, through Ritual as a Contemplative Practice, and other meditative/magickal spaces and events. 

What better way to celebrate a gathering of community than in nature? Gather - Circle in the Park will be a monthly walk and sit in the park. Drawing on the Time and Tides of the season and the weather, referencing the spirit of the land where we stand, Gather will draw up the Spirits of place, the present, and all the magick that can be made of Above, Below, Between. 

We are magickal human trees, stretching between the Vault of the Great Above and the wisdom of the ancients in the Great Below. We, I call us, I call us to gather... We are Witches, Edgewalkers, Mystics, Meditators, Seekers, Magick Makers, Pagan, Christian, we are All of It. 

I call you to gather in the park with me

We will be working with the spirit of place, and aligning ourselves with the earth and sky. There will be a call to the Quarters, with the Temple of Witchcraft's four directional guardians: Stag, Crow, Horse, Snake. 

We will meditate on the Time and Tides of light and dark, life and death, to bring our bodies into alignment with the season and the land, the changing cycles. 

I am a Student of the Temple of Witchcraft, friend of the founder; I'm integrating teachings, mystery traditions, years of meditative and magickal practices into new pop up events around Los Angeles. 

Temple Los Angeles, recently founded with the County as a business--I'm working on the long term goal of Spiritual Non-Profit--is the start of many offerings to the spirits, gods, and power that is the Southern California area. 

Gather with me. 

Thank you,

Scott K Smith
TheSacredOther.com
Temple Los Angeles

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Nov
7
10:00am10:00am

HEALTH AND HOLISTIC METAPHYSICAL FAIR

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Saturday November 7th, 10 am - 3 pm
Center for Spiritual Living - La Crescenta
4845 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta, California 91214

Join me and many other local businesses, consultants, herbalists, healers, and more at the Center for Spiritual Living in La Crescenta, CA! 

I will be offering:

  • Affirmations Spreads
  • Oracles and Runes
  • Butterfly Relationship Spreads
  • General 30 minute and 1 hour readings. 
  • Information on Temple Los Angeles
  • Small healings
  • Healing Attunements

I'm psyched about this one. It's been building momentum for a couple of months. 

Check out the Facebook Events page for more information.

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