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April 18 2015   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
We’ve all heard about the witches in fairy tales, both good and bad. But what is it like to be a real world witch? Join Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles, for a lecture on contemporary witchcraft followed by a Manifestation ritual in honor of the New Moon and the rejuvenating potential of Springtime.

Amanda will be using a floral wand and crown by Krystal Chang.

Admission: FREE


Facilitator Biography:

Amanda Yates Garcia is a multi-media artist, writer, oracle and witch based in Los Angeles. Seeing magic and art as working within the same spectrum, her work acts as an annulus between the material and metaphysical realms. Her goal is to help people connect with our living world and feel a sense of power and agency in their lives. She hopes to create an opportunity for people to see first hand that magic exists, and that they can use it, embody it and make it grow. Since attaining a double MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2006, she’s led ceremonies and workshops, cast public spells, written incantations, and held oracular performances throughout the city of Los Angeles. She has conducted countless tarot readings, spent months at Zen monasteries, achieved Reiki levels 1 &2, and trained in shamanic healing techniques with the Institute for Shamanic Studies. In addition to her own “private practice” as a witch through her website www.oracleoflosangeles.com her work has been featured at venues ranging from the Brewery Projects, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, Public Fiction, Side Street Projects, the Ben Maltz gallery, the Laband gallery, and Human Resources among others. She has been published in a variety of publications in the United States and abroad including the literary journal Black Clock, and Cinema Publication (Synema Publikationen, Austria). Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize affiliated London Writer’s Competition and British Elle magazine’s Jaquie Moore award, Yates Garcia has received a CCI ARC grant and a Kodak film grant, as well as an Ahmanson Foundation Scholarship.