In winter, the altar of the home is the hearth. We gather here to dry herbs, brew tea and keep vigil as we drop into the darkest season. Collectively, we offer the hearth stories, songs and prayers. We fire scry, we divine. We keep warm, nourished by this place. The hearth is central, an active heart space of the home. What dreams does this darkness bring? What rituals are remembered here? What are you tending to this season?

In this series of eight classes, we will work within old European folk traditions to invoke ancient hearth-tenders and root these deep winter practices in our own lives. Class themes include: the realm of the kitchen witch & herb cookery, the cauldron, the underworld pantry, home spirits, oracular work, dreaming, winter feasting traditions, guising, folklore of the bedroom, Hestia and mask making. Home/hearthwork will be assigned such as creative writing, medicine making and relational readings. We will learn about the language of winter through reading winter-themed folktales and poems.

Please note that you do not need to have an active hearth to participate in this course- there are many ways to do this work without a physical hearth space. However, you will be encouraged to work with fire in some way each week - a simple beeswax candle works beautifully.

This class is for you if you

are learning to love the darker time of the year
are seeking stillness
are ready for deep dreaming
love folktales
want to say hello to the spirits of your home
enjoy tea
are ready to craft your own rituals for the season
are ready to feed the fire
are an oracle
want to wear winter like a cloak


Week One: Introduction to Hearthcraft. House Spirits & traditional keepers of the hearth. House blessing & fire offerings.

Week Two: The Myths of the Cauldron and The Underworld Pantry. Feeding the otherworld. Saying hello to the Corn Granny. Honey Offerings.

Week Three: The Communal Carnival, Guising Traditions, The Ritual Feasts of Winter.

Week Four: Above The Door: Amulet Magic for The Winter Season

Week Five: Becoming Hibernal Freak Sprits: Mask Making with Priscilla Frank

Week Six: Divination of The Invisible: Oracular work and Fire Scrying

Week Seven: Ancestral Slumber: Plants For The Dream Realm

Week Eight: Herbs for the returning light. Winter reflection, hearth-honoring, closing.

(Syllabus may change before class begins)

Following a slower pace that this season asks of us, Tending The Hearth will meet every other week as a way to sink into the work in a deeper way. 

A class Discord will be made available for the group for the duration of our time together to keep in touch in between sessions.

Participants have the option to purchase an add-on bundle of 3 essences to support the hearth tending season for an additional $42.
These essences will ship in late-November before class begins.


Winter 2023-24
Classes will be held on Sunday afternoons, from 4-6 pm EST.

December 3

December 17

December 31

January 14

January 28 

February 11

February 25

March 3


* payment plans are currently closed 

* no refunds are available for this class. 
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