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https://www.raincrowe.com No dogma, only guiding values, principles, and visions.

Refugia Village Mystery School & Dream Temple is where the learning arts of magics and the pursuit of wisdoms meet and are brought into dreamtime & waking ritual. No coercion of belief, only voluntary association through consensual compatibility and affinity. We present ourselves toward loving and responsible relationships with clear agreements, boundaries, and pathways for clearing conflict and r

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10/10/2023

What makes a Foundations Program?

How do you belong as a witch?

Learn/refresh basic energetic practices for clearing & protection & skills of connecting with allies to keep one grounded in presence & intention.

Consider self-determination of one’s choices about power, responsibility, & use of will as essential to potent spellcraft. Witchways supports agile movement between personal autonomy & collective interdependence.

How are you Sourced to conjure your unique magic?

Whether or not one enrolls for the Continuing Program, unfurling these basic sensory magics, & considering guiding questions will help to anchor a daily practice.

The spirit realm ought not be assumed as “safe” or as “dangerous”, rather as a realm to be respected & relationality tended. Having a connection with a fully ancestralized guide is important for intuiting one’s way.

What are the responsibilities of your witchways?

It is possible to gather up & nurture a connection to a grandfolk who will bestow the originating blessings of wisdoms, family gifts, & loving-kindness. This relationship of attachment is elemental as one engages with the egregores of trauma, oppression, & empire. These foundations courses flow into the confluence of more intense content in the Continuing Program.

The program alchemizes a steady core for a grounded, unflinching examination of the burning times & its relative position in our shared cultural inheritances.

Who are your witchkin?

My care is for this working to offer sustenance as a holographic refugia: a temple of spiritual learning in service of our lives, the web, & the ones woven around us in wholetime.

My wish is for us to ferment & map each of our nodes in the mycelial network. Enjoining with tree roots of safeways to pass messages and resources. To find each other & love each other as resistance.

My faith is that the ones who hear the call are the ones sensing for kinship here in the cauldron of decay & regeneration. Air, fire, water, wind & spirit- all in motion as according to their nature.

We begin with WitchWays on 10/18 and Calling Ourselves Home on Dec. 2nd. In-Gathering is 10/11! JOIN US >> raincrowe.com

30/09/2023

Seeking to begin or refresh your basic skills? Looking for something with more substance than how to costume or which props to buy? Curious about how to develop or strengthen your own unique intuitive powers & connect with your ancestors of blood & path?

The Refugia Village Mystery School has opened registration for the Foundations Program comprising two introductory/refresher courses: Witchways and Calling Ourselves Home.

Merging radical political analysis & animist magical frameworks, these two successive courses are an opportunity to gather your group to anchor into sustaining practices and relationships.

Grounding, casting, calling, elementals, guides, power & ethics, the elementals & heritage recovery are all included in the curriculum. Trance, art, experiential activities & discussion questions support a diversity of learning styles.

Program opens October 11th. Ten sessions. See more at raincrowe.com

The RVMS and rain crowe have been offering quality programming for over ten years. Follow the call, join us this autumn and prepare yourself for the winter term program.



rain crowe 15/09/2023

NEW MOON NEW SITE 🌘

rain crowe R E F U G I AVILLAGE MYSTERY SCHOOL& DREAM TEMPLEVisionary Learning & Magical Kinship for The Great Turningfrom rain crowe Refugia Village Mystery School conjures faith in itself as:an ancestrally-guided portal for radical magics in perilous timesa teaching house for liberation cosmologies & animist...

Calling Ourselves Home 11/09/2023

Big announcement coming soon! Make sure you're on rain's newsletter:

Calling Ourselves Home Calling Ourselves Home Email Forms

Photos from Время Мифов" "Time Of Myths""'s post 15/11/2022

Art by Maxim Sukarhov

12/09/2022

An Update from rain’s Care Circle:

We asked rain if we could send a Full Moon update to bless everyone who has responded to the fundraiser we created and with her consent, we want to say:

THANK YOU!

With so much gratitude, we can report that we are over the halfway mark toward meeting our goal! The total amount we are seeking to raise aims to support rain in relocating from her converted vehicle tiny home and into the next chapter of her life.

🌕 bit.ly/raincrowerising 🌕

We launched the GoFundMe on the New Moon and only today has rain seen how much has been raised so far, which was a big surprise to her and was extremely moving. It’s very difficult to ask for support, or even to allow others to do so on your behalf, when so many are suffering. It is not without its own set of vulnerabilities.

And yet, we believe rain’s ongoing wellbeing is a worthy cause for community care.

Thank you everyone who has contributed in ways large and small; even the energetic prayers are felt and appreciated.

We have posted an update directly from rain on the GoFundMe page as well.

If you’re able and called, feel free to share this with others in your networks. Likes, comments and shares all boost visibility!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Here is the full text from the fundraiser:

On Sunday, July 17th, 2022, rain crowe arrived home to find her tiny house had been invaded by a stranger who had barricaded themselves inside. This person was wearing rain’s clothes, trashing her altars and personal magical spaces, claiming her identity, and being extremely combative. For hours into the night, rain and her landmates worked to de-escalate the situation without calling the police, and the person finally left the property.

The burglar managed to find and steal various valuables and emergency supplies including:

• rain’s personal ID documents including her passport and social security card
• All her emergency cash savings
• Emergency credit and bank cards
• Beloved heirloom jewelry such as her grandmother’s rings
• Extra keys to her vehicle
• Several precious items of clothing gifted from students and elders
• A single Tarot card, The Fool

rain has chosen to live simply in a converted truck tiny home on communally-tended land on the periphery of Tryon Creek State Forest for over a decade, with limited access to amenities like running water and plumbing. As a working class, q***r, semi-disabled and neurodivergent witch at the edge, her gardens, friends, and community-based offerings have nourished her along with her indelible dedication to spirit work in spite of much adversity that comes from living a life that challenges dominant norms in end-stage capitalism during a global pandemic.

We, members of her care circle, are asking for community support to help replace her stolen and damaged belongings, provide financial security as she recovers from the traumas of this invasion, and to generate a fund that can provide a foundation from which to build regenerative stability for rain’s good work and wellbeing in the long haul.

Your support will enable rain to recover from this recent crisis by allowing her to:

• Rest & emotionally recuperate from trauma.
• Take time needed to tend to the tedious logistics of replacing documents, navigating bureaucracy, and guarding against identity theft.
• Cover lost income due to missing weeks of work.
• Make short-term security improvements on her home and vehicle.
• Access therapy and follow-up care.
• Provide food and groceries.

For some years, rain has envisioned a transition out of the city and into a space where she may put down roots. This recent violation of rain’s space, boundaries, and resources feels in some way to be a portent of the necessity to take decisive steps forward.

This seed fund may also provide support for rain to:

• Devote time to find, plan, prepare for, and logisticize her move to a new mold-free home.
• Create housing security by helping her to potentially finance, renovate, or build a tiny home, trailer, yurt, cottage, etc.
• Cover rent or costs associated with establishing new residency.
• Install a set-up for rural living that may require pouring a concrete/gravel platform, sourcing off-grid power, acquiring materials/equipment, etc.
• Establish reliable transportation by fixing up her truck and covering some gas costs.
• Replace many of her belongings that have been destroyed by mold.
• Access health specialists for chronic pain, emotional healing, and toxic mold detox.
• Allow her to take some time off from the constant pressure to commodify and produce to recover and bring her spirit back to her soul’s work.
• Get grounded, vision, and fortify her capacity to further her work as a facilitator, spirit-tender and host for people who wish to co-create a cultural seed bank for future generations.

If you are unable to donate and you would like to help in additional ways, we thank you!

Here are other possible ways to contribute:

• Share this fundraiser and invite loved ones to donate. You can find shareable posts on social media on her Instagram and Facebook (accounts are largely unmoderated and run by a volunteer).
• Reach to your networks and contact us if you have ideas for a potential next home for rain:

-- Land that could benefit from being tended, loved, and lived upon.
-- A dwelling place (portable or permanent, in any condition) that may be happy to house a radical witch, temporarily or long term.
-- A rural land project or community with space for another member.
-- Handy help, sourcing materials, building, other types of labor.
-- Sourcing/donating solar system materials.
-- Consultation, designing & visioning.
-- Donating bodywork or acupuncture for treatment of chronic pain.
-- Encouragement, kind words, community-weaving.
-- Good blessings and prayer to uplift these endeavors and energetically co-hold these intentions.

To stay in the loop about ways to help and learn more about the spirit work rain offers, visit villagemysteryschool.com and sign up for her newsletter.

If you’d like to make a monthly donation, join rain’s Patreon.

Thank you for offering support to make rain’s thriving elderhood a possibility, as a blessing to all who care as deeply for this earth and the struggles of those who live here as rain does.

Signed, the members of her care circle:

Avian
Anna Fritz
Kate F
GH
horizon
Linda Marie
NMC
Mulysa Melco
pj
Rachael Rice
Rhea Wolf
traci jo
Hot Summer
Kai Wu

Photos from rain crowe's post 28/08/2022

On Sunday, July 17th, 2022, rain crowe arrived home to find her tiny house had been invaded by a stranger who had barricaded themselves inside. This person was wearing rain’s clothes, trashing her altars and personal magical spaces, claiming her identity, and being extremely combative. For hours into the night, rain and her landmates worked to de-escalate the situation without calling the police, and the person finally left the property.

The burglar managed to find and steal various valuables and emergency supplies including:

- rain’s personal ID documents including her passport and social security card
- All her emergency cash savings
- Emergency credit and bank cards
- Beloved heirloom jewelry such as her grandmother’s rings
- Extra keys to her vehicle
- Several precious items of clothing gifted from students and elders
- A single Tarot card, The Fool

rain has chosen to live simply in a converted truck tiny home on communally-tended land on the periphery of Tryon Creek State Forest for over a decade, with limited access to amenities like running water and plumbing. As a working class, q***r, semi-disabled and neurodivergent witch at the edge, her gardens, friends, and community-based offerings have nourished her along with her indelible dedication to spirit work in spite of much adversity that comes from living a life that challenges dominant norms in end-stage capitalism during a global pandemic.

We, members of her care circle, are asking for community support to help replace her stolen and damaged belongings, provide financial security as she recovers from the traumas of this invasion, and to generate a fund that can provide a foundation from which to build regenerative stability for rain’s good work and wellbeing in the long haul.

Your support will enable rain to recover from this recent crisis by allowing her to:

- Rest & emotionally recuperate from trauma.
- Take time needed to tend to the tedious logistics of replacing documents, navigating bureaucracy, and guarding against identity theft.
- Cover lost income due to missing weeks of work.
- Make short-term security improvements on her home and vehicle.
- Access therapy and follow-up care.
- Provide food and groceries.

For some years, rain has envisioned a transition out of the city and into a space where she may put down roots. This recent violation of rain’s space, boundaries, and resources feels in some way to be a portent of the necessity to take decisive steps forward.

This seed fund may also provide support for rain to:

- Devote time to find, plan, prepare for, and logisticize her move to a new mold-free home.
- Create housing security by helping her to potentially finance, renovate, or build a tiny home, trailer, yurt, cottage, etc.
- Cover rent or costs associated with establishing new residency.
- Install a set-up for rural living that may require pouring a concrete/gravel platform, sourcing off-grid power, acquiring materials/equipment, etc.
- Establish reliable transportation by fixing up her truck and covering some gas costs.
- Replace many of her belongings that have been destroyed by mold.
- Access health specialists for chronic pain, emotional healing, and toxic mold detox.
- Allow her to take some time off from the constant pressure to commodify and produce to recover and bring her spirit back to her soul’s work.
- Get grounded, vision, and fortify her capacity to further her work as a facilitator, spirit-tender and host for people who wish to co-create a cultural seed bank for future generations.

If you are unable to donate and you would like to help in additional ways, we thank you!

Here are other possible ways to contribute:

- Share this fundraiser and invite loved ones to donate. You can find shareable posts on social media on her Instagram instagram.com/raincrowe and rain crowe (accounts are largely unmoderated and run by a volunteer).
- Reach to your networks and contact us if you have ideas for a potential next home for rain:

-- Land that could benefit from being tended, loved, and lived upon.
-- A dwelling place (portable or permanent, in any condition) that may be happy to house a radical witch, temporarily or long term.
-- A rural land project or community with space for another member.
-- Handy help, sourcing materials, building, other types of labor.
-- Sourcing/donating solar system materials.
-- Consultation, designing & visioning.
-- Donating bodywork or acupuncture for treatment of chronic pain.
-- Encouragement, kind words, community-weaving.
-- Good blessings and prayer to uplift these endeavors and energetically co-hold these intentions.

To stay in the loop about ways to help and learn more about the spirit work rain offers, visit villagemysteryschool.com and sign up for her newsletter.

If you’d like to make a monthly donation, join rain’s Patreon.com/raincrowe.

Thank you for offering support to make rain’s thriving elderhood a possibility, as a blessing to all who care as deeply for this earth and the struggles of those who live here as rain does.

Bit.ly/raincrowerising

09/05/2022

🧹NEW OFFERING🧹
WITCH AT THE EDGE: Collapse Magic in the Bloomtide
Friday May 27th
6:30- 11pm PT

Join me for an evening of besjeda and singing.

Since I experience these times as full of blessings, and also struggles, this offering attempts to reveal those filaments through a considered yet unpolished, besjeda (bez' yeda) - a spiritual address or sermon. Perhaps any of my thoughts, feelings, experiences and/or ambitions might hold resonance or uplift for you, and us together. The besjeda will be embedded with magical inquiry and seedlings of spellcraft.

Following the besjeda from 6:30-8:30pm PT, and after a half-hour break, the offering will conclude with a singing temple from 9-11pm PT. The sacred singing will be held in a ritual container with the intentions and agreements clearly shared at the beginning.

The singing temple will include brief learnings of the songs as they arise, encouragement of percussion, and also of vocal imperfection. Some songs will have lyrics, and some will be improvisational. All of this will be further explained at the temple, and some examples of improvisational singing will be sent in advance through the Patreon.

Both components will be livestreamed with closed captioning via Zoom video and recorded for later share with VMS patrons.

VMS schooltemple supporters are encouraged to invite their friends to also register as individuals at the Patreon on the Fountain or Firmament tiers, and to self-coordinate your groups to gather and watch the livestream or videos together, and to hold singing temple wherever you find yourself in timespace.

Please invite your witchkin, songweavers, and spellcrafters to join you in registering by May 26th, and in gathering together. Thank you always for your support. >>> https://villagemysteryschool.com/witch-at-the-edge/

A limited amount of VMS supporters are invited to attend in person and abide by Covid protocols for the event. RSVP required via email-- subject line: in person witch at edge >>> [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: This account is largely unmonitored, please make all inquiries via email: [email protected].

28/01/2022

MAGICAL ELEMENTS WITH RAIN CROWE BEGINS TOMORROW, there is still time to join us!

YES, recordings will be made available.

Magical Elements I: Introduction to Animist Witchways Part One
Beginner level course : no experience needed, welcome to all

Jan 29th: live Zoom video 10am-5pm PT (1pm to 8pm ET)
Gathering, Greeting & Conjuring the Course Container
Belonging to Enchantment & The Body as a Portal

Skills: grounding, casting a ritual circle, invoking self into presence of helpers and Holies, understanding one’s own intuitional powers, opening to a consciousness of animist connection with the world’s kin

Learnings: deepening with one’s own unique magical gifts and style, understanding basic relational animism, self-determining one’s own witch-hood, contemplating ethical witchcraft tenets

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Magical Elements II: Introduction to Animist Witchways Part Two
Beginner level course : no experience needed, prerequisite = part one

Feb 5th: live Zoom video 10am-5pm PT (1pm to 8pm ET)
Elemental Connection & Magic/s
Relational Altars & Offerings
Opening Course Container & Parting Ways

Skills: opening to and sensing the elementals, crafting and tending an altar, hand making an offering and delivering with magic, energetic clearing, ritually releasing the container of this course

Learnings: some gifts, tools, and responsibilities of elemental magic, a basic analysis of empire’s energetic influences, self-determined guidelines for wise use of power

https://villagemysteryschool.com/magical-elements-introduction-to-animist-witchways

For questions, email [email protected]

10/01/2022

::NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT::

MAGICAL ELEMENTS: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMIST WITCHWAYS

Magical Elements I: introduction to animist witchways part one | Beginner level course: no experience needed, welcome to all

Jan 29 10am to 5pm PT (1pm to 8pm ET)

Magical Elements II: introduction to animist witchways part two | Beginner level course: no experience needed, prerequisite - part one

Feb 5 10am to 5pm PT (1pm to 8pm ET)

Sessions are sliding scale from $31 each live via Zoom | recorded + distributed via Patreon | villagemysteryschool.com for more info + to register

We each belong to the living interdependent web of all relations in these times of uncertainty and peril. The power of the mycelial and constellational wovenness alive within ourselves a source of wisdom and collective power.

Magic offers us the gift and responsibility of learning, growing and strengthening our own unique witchways.

You cannot buy an identity of witch.

You can feel your own roots in the earth and allow the portal of your own body to open as a vessel for spirit.

Witchways arise from the bone and blood of timespiral lineages, not from commands and ensorcellments to consume that of what is baseless and superficial.

This world beseeches humanity to get regulated, attuned, conscious of entanglement, and focused on presence and action. That kind of resilience requires understanding and embodying the foundations: energetic care of self, ritual foundations for magics, and loving relationship with the elementals and all sacred to guide in calling forth our witchways.

For questions please email [email protected]

>>> villagemysteryschool.com > patreon.com/raincrowe

20/03/2021

A bit about the VMS Dream Temple and SpokesCouncilWay from and community members. Join us March 23rd-April 24th for linked magic and a bioregional spokescouncilway in service of the collective. There is still time to join us! >>> https://villagemysteryschool.com/dreamtemple-councilway/

17/03/2021

Village Mystery School wholeheartedly invites you to join us for the Equinox to MayDay:

Dream Temple & Bioregional Spokes Council Way

March 23- April 24, 2021

Listen to the Meet & Greet recording at https://villagemysteryschool.com/dreamtemple-councilway

Join us for collective dreaming for justice and liberation. Learn about Spokes CouncilWays and how to engage them to live into a visionary future where we all thrive, where we all belong.

Learn more and register at https://villagemysteryschool.com/dreamtemple-councilway

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07/03/2021

JOIN US for a BIOREGIONAL SPOKESCOUNCIL WAY & DREAM TEMPLE

Info Meet & Greet March 9

Course begins March 23! >>> villagemysteryschool.com

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