Upcoming Events

November 25, 2017

Tarot Readings with Tasha Goldberg

This event is postponed.  Tasha has been called to Africa for Climate Change meetings.  New dates TBA

 

Tarot Sessions with Tasha are most like standing over a tranquil pond of water, tracing the reflections.

by appointment or drop-in
The beautiful images from the Motherpeace Tarot cards articulate the rhythms, patterns and poetics of the elements we all reside in. Each card draws from universal truths as seen in various carvings, drawings and sculptures through a global kaleidoscope of art and culture. Within the narrow palette of earth, air, fire and water … a poetry emerges, braiding together different ways of knowing.
Through the lace of human consciousness and expression of the poetics of nature, we are able to provide a platform for empowerment. Knowledge of self is a foundation for respect and flow. Stay tuned, keep your vibrations steady and high so you can be the embodiment of what you believe is possible. The seed of observation provides a platform for empowered choices.
If you are seeking a reflective moment, if you are embracing new truths, if you are being challenged…here is an invitation for you. The Tarot sessions provide space to reflect and welcome in daily rituals. Each session provides insights to support one on the path of happy humanhood. All sessions can be recorded and result in the creation of a ritual and practice to take home to embody new understandings.
Tasha can also create a custom flower essence for you to support the reflections in your reading. Flower essences hold space, combing through emotional knots with soothing vibrational frequencies. The essences of various flowers, trees, and gemstones distilled into formulas are used as touchstones, returning us to our intention. Flower essences build a bridge, attuning us to the natural world, as well as our internal ecology.
Readings will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Call 717-290-1517 for an appointment, or take your chances and drop in! Cost of a reading is on a sliding scale. An hour and a quarter or hour and a half reading $60-75. Flower essences are an additional charge.
A little about Tasha…
Reading the Motherpeace Tarot cards has been part of my journey since I first become a woman, a gift given to me from my mother. I have used these cards in my own meditations for years, studying the art and culture that inspired the symbols and images. As a consultant of ethnobotany, a cultural practitioner and a reporter for the United Nations, I have been fortunate to travel the world. I founded Sustainable Solutions in 2004 with the goal of implementing strategic sustainability programs globally and maintaining an active voice in the ongoing planetary dialogue of sustainable development. Through my world travels and engagement with communities, governments, businesses, scientists, elders and artists, I have begun to archive the connections that exist through the Building Bridges programs, focusing on the art of storytelling to bind together truth across borders. Each and every experience I have had has deepened my appreciation of the Motherpeace Tarot by broadening my sensual awareness of the world around me and within me. I have read cards for children, elders, celebrities, scientists, friends, family and strangers. I continue to return to the Motherpeace deck daily.

Start: November 25, 2017 10:00 am
End: November 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 717-290-1517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $60-$75 for reading, flower essences are additional

December 2, 2017

Celtic Reiki, Level 1 with David Painter

Enhance your Reiki practice with Celtic Reiki!

Celtic Reiki is a form of holistic therapy that helps connect you to the natural world around you. In the same way as a stroll through a forest, or a day at the beach can refresh, relax, and invigorate, Celtic Reiki philosophy recognizes that by reconnecting to the Earth we can improve our health and sense of well-being. Life, especially in large towns or cities, can disconnect us from nature. We feel separate or distinct from the world and the cycles of life. Many of the innate sensory and perceptive skills we possess have become atrophied, whilst our species has become very disrespectful of home, ourselves, and the very things we need to survive, such as air, water, and a stable environment.

By shifting our perspective to one more akin with Reiki, we experience the subtle, yet extraordinary wisdom and power of this life-force. Celtic Reiki practice uses this expanded awareness to shift us towards the natural world.

The Celtic Reiki method was pioneered by Martyn Pentecost, a British therapist and personal development mentor. Initially taking the approach of forming a synthesis between Reiki practice and Celtic philosophy, the system used 18 original essences (the vibrations of trees) and a handful of methods derived from Usui Reiki practice.

In this class, we will work with the first nine Ogham symbols and their trees:  Silver fir, Birch, Hawthorn, Beech, Aspen, Heather, Gorse, Broom, and Alder.  Each participant will have opportunities to increase intuition and therefore their capacity to work with these healing energies, both for ourselves and others.  Each participant will receive an attunement to Level 1 of Celtic Reiki.

Pre-requisite is attunement to Usui Reiki levels 1 & 2.  We will not be taking time to review the Usui system of Reiki.

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA.  Call 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.  Cost is $90 in advance, $100 on the day of the class if there is space available.

Bring water to drink, and your journal.  Please eat lunch before coming to class.  There will be a snack break, but not a lunch break.  Dress in layers, and for comfort.  You might even consider bringing slippers!

Start: December 2, 2017 12:00 pm
End: December 2, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 717-290-1517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $90.00 in advance, $100 on the day of class if there is space available

Cacao Ceremony with Jim Wert and Christel Libiot

Saturday, December 2 - 6:30-9:30 pm

Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 290-1517 or stop in to register

$25 per person offering in advance, $30 on the day of the event

Bring your journal, water bottle and what you need to be comfortable, as well as an item for the altar which we will create together.

Past ceremonies have included meditation, guided visualization,

singing, breath-work, toning, sharing in circle, music, dance and more.

 

As we approach Winter Solstice, this Sacred Cacao Ceremony is an opportunity for you to go within. It is also an invitation to take time away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and tune in to what is important for you!!
This is not your ordinary Cacao! Ceremonial sacred cacao is a highly revered teacher in Mayan plant medicine. When we celebrate with Sacred Cacao, it gently invites us to partner with it on a delightful Journey of the Heart where the magic of life unfolds… perhaps even in ways you have never experienced before.

Imagine… as the sweetness of calm, joy and harmony wash over you… aiding your shift to a more heart-centered, peaceful existence. We finish with what moves us… music, dance and sharing of our experiences.

Upon bestowing our gratitude and setting our intentions, we will partake of this sacred drink.
An Indigenous Mayan myth tells us that whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, Cacao comes out from the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony. Now is that time. Ceremonial cacao is the Food for the Shift.

Bring your journal, water bottle and what you need to be comfortable.

Ceremonial Cacao is provided to you by Christel Libiot and Jim Wert, both with vast experience and knowledge of healing practices.  They have led numerous Cacao Ceremonies in the Mid-Atlantic and have a global following.  Christel and Jim have together and individually led many Circles, workshops, trainings and ceremonies, and bring decades of experience to this work.

Start: December 2, 2017 6:30 pm
End: December 2, 2017 9:30 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of event

December 4, 2017

Ogham Readings with Adam Davis

Monday, Dec 4 from 11am-4pm, and Tuesday, Dec 5 from 9:30am-4:30pm

Radiance, 9 W Grant St, in the heart of downtown Lancaster, across the NEW beautiful brick alley from market.  Call 717-290-1517 to schedule an appointment.

Many people are familiar with the Tarot, the I Ching, and the Runes as divination tools. Fewer read the Ogham, an ancient Celtic system of symbols used for divination. Adam has been working with this system for many years, and is a gifted reader.

The Tree Ogham set that he will be using was collected over a two year period. Each stave of the set was a gift from a North American relative of the symbol's corresponding European tree. Adam enjoyed the lessons that he received about Ogham through conversations with these trees.

As part of the evolution of Adam’s ogham reading practice, messages from the ogham may be enhanced by or integrated with information from rocks and power animals.

Adam says, "If you are interested in messages from the Tree Ogham, I will be reading with them (sometimes in combination with rocks) at Radiance.  Feel free to stop by or call Radiance for more information. Cheers, Adam."

Cost is $30 for a half hour, or $60 for an hour.

Start: December 4, 2017 11:00 am
End: December 4, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $30 - $60

December 5, 2017

Ogham Readings with Adam Davis

Monday, Dec 4 from 11am-4pm, and Tuesday, Dec 5 from 9:30am-4:30pm

Radiance, 9 W Grant St, in the heart of downtown Lancaster, across the NEW beautiful brick alley from market.  Call 717-290-1517 to schedule an appointment.

Many people are familiar with the Tarot, the I Ching, and the Runes as divination tools. Fewer read the Ogham, an ancient Celtic system of symbols used for divination. Adam has been working with this system for many years, and is a gifted reader.

The Tree Ogham set that he will be using was collected over a two year period. Each stave of the set was a gift from a North American relative of the symbol's corresponding European tree. Adam enjoyed the lessons that he received about Ogham through conversations with these trees.

As part of the evolution of Adam’s ogham reading practice, messages from the ogham may be enhanced by or integrated with information from rocks and power animals.

Adam says, "If you are interested in messages from the Tree Ogham, I will be reading with them (sometimes in combination with rocks) at Radiance.  Feel free to stop by or call Radiance for more information. Cheers, Adam."

Cost is $30 for a half hour, or $60 for an hour.

Start: December 5, 2017 9:30 am
End: December 5, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $30 - $60

December 9, 2017

Faery Hair and Henna Tattoos

Henna is an ancient, mostly feminine, tradition from India, Africa and the Middle East. Many ceremonies have developed around the painting of henna on the skin. Special occasions are accented with the tradition of mehndi, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more.  Henna body art is more than painting a pretty design on your skin; it serves as a time to relax, slow down and feel beautiful. It is also a time for women to gather together to support each other in a sacred way.

Faery Hair is a brand new phenomenon!  A tiny strand of hair tinsel is affixed near the root of one strand of your hair and adds color and sparkle.  Lasts for weeks, or even months if the faeries are smiling on you!

Experience Mehndi at Radiance, 9 W Grant St in downtown Lancaster, across the bricks from Central Market. Individual and group appointments are welcomed for belly blessings, weddings, and everyday celebrations.

Henna appointment times and costs vary according to the size and complexity of each design:

15 minutes - small medallion or wristlet/anklet - $15.00

1/2 hour - simple design: hands, feet, wrist, ankle - $25.00

1 hour - large design: back, arm, foot-to-knee, etc. - $50.00

Faery Hair Sparkles are $3.00 each, or 7 strands for $20.

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517 to schedule an individual or group appointment!

Alicia Lyter is a trained artist and yoga teacher. MehndiSol is a perfect meld of the two sensibilities, “adornment for the body, nourishment for the Sol”. She has traveled to India & experienced traditional Mehndi while there.  She says, “I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of Mehndi.  I love the practice of women adorning each other, and all the healing aspects associated with the craft.”

Start: December 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: December 9, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $3-55 depending on size, or number of strands

Usui Reiki Level 1 Class & Attunement with Sarah Preston

Reiki is a simple, beautiful for of energy work that allows us to utilize the natural inclination of the Universe toward healing.  The gentle, hands-on technique can be learned in one day, and you will be able to give Reiki to yourself and others after this class.  Reiki is deeply relaxing, helps to alleviate stress, and restores vital energy allowing the body to move toward wellness.

Experience the healing energy of Reiki in this class taught by consulting herbalist, energy worker and Reiki Master Teacher, Sarah Preston.  You will:

Learn the modern history of Reiki
Hear a brief introduction to the three levels, or degrees, of Reiki
Receive the Attunement to the first degree of Reiki
Practice giving Reiki to yourself and others
Receive a Reiki I Certificate, after completion of the class

Registration is requested by Saturday, December 2, with a non-refundable $50 deposit.
Cost for the class includes a copy of the book Essential Reiki by Diane Stein.

 

Start: December 9, 2017 10:30 am
End: December 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 717-290-1517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $125

December 16, 2017

The Magic of Trees, with Adam Davis

You are invited to join people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life for a three hour workshop about the inspirational, spiritual, and metaphysical aspects of trees. We are coming together to celebrate ways that trees inspire us, heal us, guide us, nourish us, and otherwise support us.

The workshop will be part slide show, part discussion, and part experiential. It will involve engaging our senses, energetic and shamanic explorations, and learning from ecological and anthropological bodies of knowledge.

Participants will have opportunities to explore links between tree characteristics, cultural traditions, energy patterns, metaphysical properties, magical associations, and stories about sacred trees. We will discuss relationships between symbols, tree species, possible meanings or powers in different situations, the physical and ecological characteristics behind the meanings/powers, and ways to work with the trees or symbols in personal practice.

Each celebrant will have a chance to work with a variety of tree species, engaging with them in ways that fit their individual life situation. All backgrounds and walks of life are welcome.

We reach to the sky and root in the earth with sacred trees.

Workshop will be held in the classroom at Radiance, 9 W Grant St., in the heart of downtown Lancaster.  Cost is $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the class.  Stop in, or call Radiance to register.  717-290-1517.

Bring your journal, water to drink, and a cushion if you wish to sit on the floor.  Dress in layers.

Adam Davis has been facilitating spiritually-oriented nature spirituality workshops at healthy-living fairs, environmental conferences, and other community events since 1998 in addition to teaching about the workings of the Earth in the college classroom. He enjoys combining multiple perspectives to explore integrated, holistic ways of working with nature. His book “Connecting with the Land: Nature Relationships in Multiple Dimensions” describes techniques used in past workshops and that have come to Adam through diverse additional pathways of exploration.

Start: December 16, 2017 1:00 pm
End: December 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 717-290-1517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 on the day of class

December 30, 2017

Faery Hair and Henna Tattoos

Henna is an ancient, mostly feminine, tradition from India, Africa and the Middle East. Many ceremonies have developed around the painting of henna on the skin. Special occasions are accented with the tradition of mehndi, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and more.  Henna body art is more than painting a pretty design on your skin; it serves as a time to relax, slow down and feel beautiful. It is also a time for women to gather together to support each other in a sacred way.

Faery Hair is a brand new phenomenon!  A tiny strand of hair tinsel is affixed near the root of one strand of your hair and adds color and sparkle.  Lasts for weeks, or even months if the faeries are smiling on you!

Experience Mehndi at Radiance, 9 W Grant St in downtown Lancaster, across the bricks from Central Market. Individual and group appointments are welcomed for belly blessings, weddings, and everyday celebrations.

Henna appointment times and costs vary according to the size and complexity of each design:

15 minutes - small medallion or wristlet/anklet - $15.00

1/2 hour - simple design: hands, feet, wrist, ankle - $25.00

1 hour - large design: back, arm, foot-to-knee, etc. - $50.00

Faery Hair Sparkles are $3.00 each, or 7 strands for $20.

Call Radiance at 717-290-1517 to schedule an individual or group appointment!

Alicia Lyter is a trained artist and yoga teacher. MehndiSol is a perfect meld of the two sensibilities, “adornment for the body, nourishment for the Sol”. She has traveled to India & experienced traditional Mehndi while there.  She says, “I have always been intrigued by the intricate art of Mehndi.  I love the practice of women adorning each other, and all the healing aspects associated with the craft.”

Start: December 30, 2017 10:00 am
End: December 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $3-55 depending on size, or number of strands

December 31, 2017

Bismillah: New Year’s Eve Peace Dance “We begin from a place of remembering…”

Let's join together in community to recognize the turning of the year.  We will cross the midnight threshold during our last dance of the evening.  Dance leader will be our beloved Yasmin.

Suggested donation is $5-20 per person.  Call Radiance to let us know you plan to attend. 717-290-1517. Radiance is located at 9 W Grant St., across the cobblestones from Central Market in downtown Lancaster, PA.

Yasmin is a student of world religions as a vehicle for the cultivation of compassion between neighbors, culture and nature. She is a representative for the Sufi Ruhianiat and a leader for the Dances of Universal Peace.

The Peace Dances are an experiment in sound, movement and community designed to "in form" us of the many mysterious ways we are ONE, united in a great web of compassion and diversity. In the Dance we use chants from many of the world's sacred traditions. We hold hands in a circle, moving with simple "folk dance" movement. There are no performers.  All are welcome.

Start: December 31, 2017 7:00 pm
End: December 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Venue: Radiance
Phone: 7172901517
Address:
9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States
Cost: $5-20 donation