Keynote: The Secret Magic
of Creation is Calling
Cycle of Power: All Day--All Year

November 22-24, 2019
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

crowSmartest of all birds. It has the ability to outwit most birds, animals, and humans. They have a great mysticism and mythology about them.

The first noticeable trait is the color black. It is the color of creation, the womb out which the new is born, the color of night, and the maternal color. Thus, the black night gives birth to the new day. It reminds us magic and creation are very much alive during the day. It represents the void, grace, each moment of infinite possibilities, "nigredo", the initial and/or primordial state of substance, unformed, but full of potential.

It is a sentinel posted for watchfulness. It is a reminder that if we are not watchful for magic during the day, we could be attacked. Watchfulness warns us and others of intruders and threats.

Their ability to warn is connected to its voice. It has a complex language and remarkable voice range. Learning to understand the language of the crows is something we all can do with practice. The cawing of the crow should remind us that magic and creation are cawing out to us each day.

It has great intelligence and is very adaptable. It can eat almost anything. It has a unique ability to communicate and to work together. It is hard to get near them in the wild, reflecting that people have little awareness or realization of the magic necessary to create or recreate their life.

crowThey have connections to past-lives and archetypal forces that can connect with us. They can predict tornadoes, rain, and other changes in weather by the way they fly. Working with crows can help you to see how the winds are going to blow into your life and how to adjust your own life flights. They appear in Greek-roman mythology, Chinese, Alaskan, Celtic, and Biblical lore, and Norse tradition.

Wherever crows are, there is magic. They are symbols of creation and spiritual strength. They remind us to look for opportunities to create and manifest the magic of life. They are messengers calling to us about the creation and magic that is alive within our world every day and available to us.

What to Expect

The workshop will do several shamanic journeys over the course of the weekend. A large altar/vortex is created with many stones. This creates a massive energetic field.

Who Should Come

All interested parties with journey experience.

What to Bring

Please bring any rocks or cedar related items that want to come along. A journal with colored pencils or pens is encouraged as well as any comforts such as blankets, pillows, etc.


Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch. Departure at 2-3 pm.

When and Where to Come

Registration will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 22nd at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin at 3:00 pm Friday running into the night, Saturday all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2-3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd., Hiram Ohio 44234.

What to Pay

The fee for the workshop is $450 if paid in full by October 1st, 2019. If paid after October 1st, 2019, the fee is $495. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above. The deposit will not be transferred or refunded. It will be applied to the guaranteed fee of Camp Asbury.

To hold your space, send $125 nonrefundable deposit now, payable to Herb Stevenson, to 10616 Pekin Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065. For further information, kindly call Herb @ 440-338-1705 or email Lisa Roll Kayser, to reserve a space in the circle. Please send final check also payable to Herb Stevenson, to 10616 Pekin Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065. Once paid-in-full you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.

Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 26 people.


Ted Andrews, Animal Speak

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