You are invited!
The Witches' Compass is an interactive ritual environment and celebration. Participants are guided along 'the crooked path' of sorcery, to work both the mysteries of the Waxing or Waning Moons.
Remember, we are all in this together. ...
We gather in both joy and solemnity to orient ourselves, our spirits, and our intent with the land, the season, the stars, and with the very city we live in.
Each round of the Witches' Compass is a unique event inspired by the balance of the elements and the flux of the lunar tide.
These gatherings are not lectures or classes in the traditional sense but immersive experiences that engage all of the senses of mind, body, and soul, and are generally spiritual and not devotional in nature.
Participants may be of any 'magico religious' lineage (or in fact none at all) , but our primary focus will be on the ways and means of Witching. The rituals are designed for anyone, both the curious and the studied will feel at home and in good company.
All are welcome in our circle.
Our rites occur monthly on Friday evening closest to the Full Moon.
Celebrants are encouraged to wear clothing suitable for movement as some sessions may incorporate ecstatic dancing and chanting.
*****Due to our ritual format admission is limited, we highly encourage confirming your invitation in advance!******
$15 presale / $20 at the door.
Please call to RSVP
Catland :718 418 9393
The Full Hunters' Moon marks one entire year of The Witches' Compass. This moon marks the entrance into the dark portion of the year. It is traditional at this time of year to sanctify the harvest and the slaughter.
One year ago today the Compass convened at Catland Books and the celebrants undertook a journey through the Hunter's gate. This journey was marked with rituals and spells of cleansing and clearing. A pathway was revealed beneath the light of that Full Blood Moon , a path crooked but true.
This year we celebrate the darkness and our inner light. We dance in the shadows and mark our faces so that we might remember who we are even without eyes.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS :
KATELAN V. FOISY is an artist, writer, and tarot reader. A natural empath and medium, Katelan created her own form of energy healing based on Native American techniques and applied them into her everyday practices as an artist, healer, and reader. She has been trained in traditional reiki and practiced both techniques as well as tarot at one of the largest Botanica’s in America before starting her own practice 5 years ago. That business eventually lead to her joining forces with Sherene Schostak to for Beneath the Half Moon.
This year she has become the resident Gitana of London Conjure which she created with Sister Enable (UK). London Conjure providing both traditional conjure and Romany based workings. Katelan comes from a long line of herbalists, mystics, and healers. She is currently studying Afro-Cuban traditions under her Godfather Ochani Lele and is a confirmed child of Eleggua. In her spare time she blogs, models, and creates video vignettes for bands such as The Cold & Lovely. She currently resides in NYC but travels to New Orleans and the UK frequently.
DAM0N STANG is a performance artist, event producer and card reader. He was born and raised in rural South Africa, 12 year old Stang received his first 'Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards' from his grandmother (herself a spiritualist, cartomancer and Ouija Board enthusiast) and quickly worked himself up to becoming a passionate scholar of divination with a special focus on Tarot. He trained at street fairs, among Sangoma's in the Maluti Mountains of South Africa, and more recently in the Botanicas of Brooklyn and the Bronx NYC.
He is a lifelong researcher and practitioner of 'the witchcrafts' and is a celebrated member of the NYC magickal community.
Damon's special emphasis is on Urban Folk Magic and the Genis Loci of New York City. He is a founding member of the Pagan Federation of South Africa, Magister of Kings County Coven #1 (as featured in the New York Post and New York Times ), an initiate of Lady Rhea, and a member of Temenos Ophiuchus of the Minoan Brotherhood.
Currently Damon reads cards and offers spell consultations at Catland books. He produces and performs in events at prestigious venues in New York City.