Calendar of Events at San Diego's Tree of Life

Thursday November 8

Stirring the Cauldrons with author Laura Tempest Zakroff

Movement is a key element to connecting the mind, body, and spirit: three major aspects of our human experience. The more we can become present in our physical and emotional selves, the more powerful our magick and other metaphysical experiences become. In this ritual-meets-workshop, we'll use the mythology of the cauldron as a guide to see how simple dance elements and visualization techniques can invigorate your practice regardless of age, ability, experience, or tradition. Book signing to follow event.

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, teacher, and Witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for nearly 20 years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement.

Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches' Almanac, Ltd. She has two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way - The Witch's Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey - November 2018) and Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft (January 2019). Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.

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