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True Love Comes to Seven Sisters

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

For the last 8 years Kathe Izzo has been traveling all over the Western World with her True Love Project (www.trueloveproject.com, www.schoolofinvisiblearts.com). She promises to fall in love with the world “one person at a time, for one day, hour, or afternoon…”

On Saturday evening, she’ll be right here in Santa Fe for a reading at discussion at Seven Sisters. Join us!

Here’s what people are saying about the Love Artist:

The question that your visit evoked was “what does love mean to me?” And I have held it with me like a new toy. I have carried it in my pocket & peeked at it in the fleeting moments of solitude while on the job, at home, waiting to meet someone. Sometimes at night before sleeping, I tucked it under my pillow & mused on the possibilities. I have been learning to love myself…

—C.E., Boston

Unexpectedly touching… Such strong, detached devotion made me feel small like a kid, cause this is the way god and Santa loves, invisible and always.
—Michelle Tea

Kathe makes intensely private work that lets the world walk around in it . . . it’s oddly heavy and comic
—Eileen Myles

Come and see the love artist!

TRUE LOVE COMES TO SANTA FE

Saturday October 9
8 pm

THE BELOVED UNTETHERED
& THE TRUE LOVE PROJECT:
a reading & discussion with The Love Artist
$5 suggested donation

Seven Sisters Candle Shop
1807 Second Street #32
Santa Fe

*****

Seven Days to Wake Up…

Friday, September 17th, 2010

New blog at Psychology Today

New Online Writing Class Starts in October

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

CLASS FULL – WAIT LIST ONLY

A new session of Lit Star Training, the online writing workshop, starts October 16th. The session runs 8 weeks — October 16th to December 11th — and costs the usual $275.

Scroll down for writers’ comments about the workshop. And feel free to email me with questions.

A $90 deposit saves your spot (register early, because it often fills up):

CLASS FULL – DO NOT REGISTER – EMAIL TO BE ON THE WAIT LIST

Ariel Gore is a fabulous workshop facilitator; I’ve been taking classes from her since 2001. In each of the workshops, she brings together a diverse group of writers with varying degrees of competency; and, whether the writer is seasoned or a beginner, she understands exactly where each person is coming from and she meets them there. Not only did I find my unique voice, I learned how to be a thoughtful listener and how to provide insightful critique. I would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in memoir and the art of a good story.

—Lani Jo Leigh

Ariel’s workshops jumpstarted my psyche. I’m back into looking at the world as a writer instead of as a would-be writer. I have her to thank for that. Workshops are almost at your own pace. Always encouraging. She has a knack for assembling a great group of writers together every time.

—Margaret Elysia Garcia

Ariel Gore’s writing workshop pushed me past the borders of my creativity and into an exciting unknown place of writing within myself. If you’ve ever put to pen to paper and wondered what you were really capable of Ariel’s workshop will take you there.

—Gabriel Rivera

I throughly enjoy Ariel’s workshops. Writers from a variety of backgrounds gather together, bringing in work with all kinds of themes, and as each piece is workshopped, Ariel’s ear for the crucial aspects of great storytelling kicks right in. Her feedback is thoughtful, insightful, precise, and multilayered.

—Bonnie Ditlevsen

When I started writing with Ariel I had zero idea how to write for audience. In work shopping with her, I have found my voice and with practice have found different ways to formulate story. I have learned how to incorporate dialogue and am so much more confident with my work. I recommend this work shop to all aspiring, practicing, and practiced writers.

—Krystee Sidwell

Frank Harrell to Teach “Intro to the Orisha” at Seven Sisters

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Ocha: Introduction to the Orishas

Are you intrigued by African-based spiritual traditions, Yoruba magic, the Orisha, Voudou, or Santeria?

In this 8-week workshop, Frank Harrell, Santero and professor emeritus of psychology at the College of Santa Fe, will demystify Voudou theology and the Orisha Pantheon.

Whether you’re a curious academic, a simple seeker, a spiritual worker looking to expand her mystical know-how, or even a new Voudou initiate, this workshop will lead you into a new level of knowledge about this elegant spiritual tradition.

Meets Tuesday evenings 6 – 8 pm, September 7 – October 26

8 weeks for $230
A $75 deposit holds your spot. The remaining $155 due at the first meeting
Class size is limited to 15, so please register early.
Register & Pay deposit:


Santa Fe cooking…

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I figure if I’m in Santa Fe, I might as well learn to cook.

Started with some road-opening blue corn cakes with green chili chutney & they turned out pretty well…

I made the chutney the night before. The recipe is very liberally adapted from The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook.

Just combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 50 minutes or until it looks like the thick relish it’s supposed to be:

New Mexico Chile Chutney

1/2 C. Salsa Verde (I used Trader Joe’s instead of homemade since I’m lazy like that)

3/4 C. diced onion

1/4 C. roasted, peeled, seeded & chopped green chile

3/4 C. turbinado sugar

1 C. apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons good salt

1/4 teaspoon cumin & 1/4 teaspoon coriander (You’d be fine with 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala instead)

1 tablespoon rum (optional, rum is sacred to eleggua, god of the crossroads, so it’s added here primarily for its magical quality)

1 teaspoon ground Chimayo red chile

If you want to serve your chutney right away, just let it cool a little. If you’re storing it in the fridge overnight, warm it a little before serving.

Road-Opening Blue Corn Cakes

We had it for breakfast, but I guess these blue corn cakes are supposed to be served as an appetizer. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

4 eggs (vegans can use two bananas blended until smooth)

2 cups of buttermilk (to make vegan buttermilk, combine 2 cups soy or almond milk with 4 Tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar)

1 C. spelt flour (our original recipe called for all-purpose flour, but we’d long-since abandoned the recipe!)

1 Tablespoon baking soda

2 teaspoons sugar

The kernels cut from one cob of corn

1/2 a red bell pepper, diced

2 scallions, thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 C. cilantro, chopped

1/2 teaspoon good salt

2 Tablespoons Earth Balance, melted

OK, so, in a big bowl you want to combine your eggs and buttermilk, or your vegan substitutes, and whisk those together. In a separate bowl you’ll combine your dry ingredients–the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. You slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until there aren’t any lumps. Now you stir in your vegetables–your peppers and your chili and your onions and your garlic and your cilantro. Finally, whisk in your butter.

Heat your griddle or frying pan.

Keep the griddle lightly oiled with cooking spray as you pour your batter, about an ounce or two per cake, and cook for a minute or two on each side, or until the cakes are a little bit brown.

I served the blue corn cake with the yummy chutney and plain yogurt, but they probably would have been better with the chutney and sour cream (or Tofutti sour cream…)

* * *

I have a writing workshop starting tomorrow, so I am going to use the left-over ingredients to make some chile-cheese blue corn muffins. I’ll post recipe if folks like them…

New online writing class in August – CLASS FULL

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

CLASS FULL WAIT-LIST ONLY

A new session of Lit Star Training, the online writing workshop, starts August 1st. The session runs 8 weeks — August 1st to September 26th — and costs the usual $275.

Scroll down for writers’ comments about the workshop. And feel free to email me with questions.

A $90 deposit saves your spot (register early, because it often fills up):


 

 

Ariel Gore is a fabulous workshop facilitator; I’ve been taking classes from her since 2001. In each of the workshops, she brings together a diverse group of writers with varying degrees of competency; and, whether the writer is seasoned or a beginner, she understands exactly where each person is coming from and she meets them there. Not only did I find my unique voice, I learned how to be a thoughtful listener and how to provide insightful critique. I would recommend her workshops to anyone interested in memoir and the art of a good story.

—Lani Jo Leigh

 

Ariel’s workshops jumpstarted my psyche. I’m back into looking at the world as a writer instead of as a would-be writer. I have her to thank for that. Workshops are almost at your own pace. Always encouraging. She has a knack for assembling a great group of writers together every time.

—Margaret Elysia Garcia

 

Ariel Gore’s writing workshop pushed me past the borders of my creativity and into an exciting unknown place of writing within myself. If you’ve ever put to pen to paper and wondered what you were really capable of Ariel’s workshop will take you there.

—Gabriel Rivera

 

I throughly enjoy Ariel’s workshops. Writers from a variety of backgrounds gather together, bringing in work with all kinds of themes, and as each piece is workshopped, Ariel’s ear for the crucial aspects of great storytelling kicks right in. Her feedback is thoughtful, insightful, precise, and multilayered.

—Bonnie Ditlevsen

 

When I started writing with Ariel I had zero idea how to write for audience. In work shopping with her, I have found my voice and with practice have found different ways to formulate story. I have learned how to incorporate dialogue and am so much more confident with my work. I recommend this work shop to all aspiring, practicing, and practiced writers.

—Krystee Sidwell

More cool stuff

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

More cool stuff–including chakra-opening body sprays–just up at my new magic shop website

Does change keep us young, or just stress us out?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

New blog at Psychology Today

Spiritual Baths, Oils, and Candles

Saturday, June 5th, 2010


So – yes! – In Santa Fe with the magic candle shop.

Gallina Magica original spiritual supplies are now available online exclusively from Seven Sisters Candle Shop. Our products are handmade in Santa Fe, New Mexico from organic and wildcrafted herbs and essential oils.

Spiritual Baths

Draw yourself a bath and pour in a dash or a half bottle…

Erzili Freda’s Visionary Love Bath – Baño de Amor Visionario de Erzli Freda
Made with spring water, rose water, pure castile soap, roses, lavender, damiana leaf, and rose and orange essential oils. 8 oz.
$7 + shipping


“Money flows naturally and easily into my life” Prosperity Bath

“El dinero fluye naturalmente en mi vida” Baño de Prosperidad

Made with spring water, pure castile soap, fresh basil, and sweet basil and tangerine essential oils. 8 oz. bath.
$7 + shipping


New Life Cleansing Bath

Baño de Limpia y Despojo

Made with spring water, Pacific sea salt, fresh sage, and essential oils. 8 oz. bath.
$7 + shipping


Mother Courage & Court Case Victory Bath

Corage de Madre Baño de Victoria en las Cortes
Made with spring water, pure castile soap, John the Conqueror, sage, red raspberry leaf, and essential oils. 8 oz. bath.
$7 + shipping


Spiritual Oils and Mists

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Road Opener – Abre Camino
Made with fresh ginger, lemon balm oil, and pure coconut butter.

Road Opener – Abre Camino – 1/2 oz. anointing oil
$8 +  shipping


Road Opener – Abre Camino – 4 oz. spritzer mist
$7 +  shipping


Prosperity – Prosperidad
Made with Bergamot and Ylang Ylang essential oils


Prosperity – Prosperidad – 1/2 oz. anointing oil
$8 + shipping


Prosperity – Prosperidad – 4 oz. mist
$7 + shipping


Cleo May’s Attraction Oil – Atraccion Cleo May
Made according to Cleo May’s traditional recipe with rose, orange, and cinnamon


Cleo May’s Attraction – 1/2 oz. anointing oil

$8 + shipping


Cleo May’s Attraction – 4 oz. spritzer mist
$7 + shipping


Double Action Protection – Proteccion Doble Accion
Made with traditional protection oils – rosemary and sage – and additional herbs to reverse the effects of the Evil Eye or hexes already sent.

Double Action Protection – 1/2 oz. anointing oil
$8 + shipping


Proteccion Doble Accion – 4 oz. spritzer mist
$8 + shipping