For creatives, artists, and those with the urge to make, who would like to bring ceremony and ritual into their creation process or to deepen sacred living. practices. The Devotional Arts Program is designed to facilitate your medicine ways in three aspects; personal healing, ritual working, and your relationship with your creative process. We do this through month long sessions spent handcrafting sacred living tools while observing and tending to our inner experiences of their creation. The items we make may be used in ceremony, prayer, spellwork, sympathetic magic, divination or other spiritually inclined methods. This immersive program is suitable for heathens, pagans, animists, traditional heritage reclaimers, and earth honouring folks of most belief systems.
With a strong emphasis on personal revelation through a devotional creative process, each attendee is encouraged to:
What is Devotional Art?
To me, devotional art has two aspects. Firstly, it refers to creations made in honour of, service to, or an expression of any personally meaningful spiritual essence. This includes soul level restorative working, energetic medicines, belief systems, gods, goddesses, deities, guides, a muse, the earth, love, peace, a favourite tree, life and death itself.... it makes for a finished piece that when we look at it or touch it we instantly feel a balm on old hurts, a restoration of empowerment, renewed faith and hope, or reminder of other realm support.
Secondly, it is art that requires our dedicated time. It is slow living. It's an avenue to pour our attention and careful cultivation into. It is less about the final piece and more our experience sitting in our creative process. It is showing up to ourselves and the canvas. It is unpicking an hour of work to fix a stitch that feels like a sore spot in our side. It is choosing to stay a little longer and lean in a little more. The more time we spend actively holding an intention, communing with other realm aspects or allies, and bringing our inner working out into this tangible realm, the stronger, more distilled, and potent our work becomes. Ideally, in the end, our unseen healing and tending begins to affect our living experience and our world around us.
What supplies might be needed?
What mediums you work with and supplies you choose are largely up to you. There will be lots of opportunity for revelling in trusted tools, blending skillsets, as well as branching out into new territory. Weavers can weave. Painters can paint. Wordsmiths can write. Photographers can photograph. But we want to take things deeper and further than perhaps you have before and some augmentation to your ol' reliables may be required. Have a look below at the sampling of sacred items we will create over the year for an idea of where you might stretch and where you might stay comfortable.
A sampling of sacred living items
Careful consideration has been given to the timing of each creation being offered as well as to the personal experience during the making process and the practical needs of each piece to create a full, well rounded, immersion into your medicinal art.
Throughout the year, I will be offering ceremonial creation opportunities for: