A Samhain Celebration Retreat
October 18th-20th, 2019 — in Nehalem, Oregon
Celebrating the Samhain Sabbat
October brings shorter, colder, darker days, and the shadows grow in strength as we approach the season of the witch. Join us 'beyond the veil' this Fall for a weekend filled with Tarot and magic set among the forest and farmlands of Nehalem, Oregon. We will fully embrace the darker half of the year with this all-inclusive mystical retreat, which takes place at a 1930's farm house nestled along the Nehalem River and surrounded by coastal forests. Ten like-minded women will gather to explore the shadow side of tarot, the power of earth-based ritual, tune in and strengthen their intuition ... all with the help of a little magic! Whether you are new to tarot or a seasoned reader, this retreat is designed to inspire your practice beyond the veil. Refresh, recharge, and empower your inner witch!
Who Should Come?
The Beyond the Veil retreat is ideal for women who are inspired to weave a magical experience to mark the changing of the season. This conscious celebration helps us to align with nature’s rhythms, walking in the footsteps of the ancients as well as creating new traditions to mark this vital time of year. Women in any place in their magical, spiritual journey are extended an invitation. Come with an open mind & heart, a willingness to share & learn, and help create a unique & beautiful community. Basic tarot knowledge is helpful, but is not required. We will use tarot as a way to connect to the season and its magic. This retreat is for women identifying persons only.
Over the course of our weekend together, our mission is to align you with the magic beyond the veil that is Samhain. Through guidance, ritual, and your own personal practice, may you return home feeling renewed and ready to embrace the darker half of the year.
Suzy and Alana first joined forces in 2011 through a tarot and astrology business 'Psychic Siamese Tarot'. With an early passion for the occult, they have both been studying and practicing the arts of Tarot and Astrology for more than 20 years. This knowledge is at the core of their personal and professional practices.
In addition to a love for tarot, Alana holds a deep interest and reverence for Celtic and Hellenic spiritual traditions. She studies with Mara Freeman, an internationally recognized British author and teacher of Celtic wisdom and the Western Mystery Tradition. Alana is a member of The Fellowship of Isis, based in Ireland, which honors the good in all faiths and the Divine Feminine in all of Her forms. Drawing upon her experience in education, art, dance, and music, she is honored to share her knowledge with others called to the path.
Suzy is the owner of Chariot — where she has woven together her multiple passions in life: being a creative, a healer and a spiritual teacher. Astrology and tarot are her main tools when working with clients, but she also incorporates spell-casting and rituals in her services. She has studied with various astrologers and mediums over the past decade, and continues her path toward self understanding and enlightenment. In more recent years, her study has focused on metaphysical science, astrophysics, Wiccan spell-casting and Kundalini yoga. Her belief systems encompass this wide array of ancient and new age teachings, from the ancient yogi wisdom to the scientific discoveries of today. She is a Certified Tarot Professional, recognized by the Tarot Guild.
Nourish the Body + Spirit
The retreat will take place at a secluded 1930’s farmhouse located between farmlands and forests along the Nehalem River. We will have access to the gardens surrounding the house, outdoor scenic porches, and a cedar sauna. Organic farm-to-table vegan meals are included, and will be served for breakfast and dinner during our stay.
Our time together will begin Friday evening and end Sunday mid-day. If you have special time concerns, please inquire with us by email.
Here are some other special activities and gifts to expect during your weekend with us…
Samhain bonfire celebration.
Creating your very own magical witch’s broom or ‘besom’.
Samhain tarot spread.
Magical tools and alchemy — including a witch’s cauldron.
Complimentary organic tea bar.
Seasonal rituals and spell-casting.
Free-time for personal meditation, to explore the surrounding gardens, or to drive to the beach.
Sauna morning ritual — a cedar sauna is nearby the house in the garden area. A great way to begin your day!
Let the Magic Begin
We offer a few options for communal lodging at the farmhouse. Choose which room type you would like and make your purchase below to reserve your spot for the Beyond the Veil Retreat. If you are coming with a friend or two, you can see if a particular shared room is available. Please note, you will want to purchase the same ‘room name’ to ensure your stay together, and select the desired quantity. If you are wanting to purchase two spots for the retreat in the same room, you will want to select a ‘Quantity’ of 2 for the same room. If you are wanting to purchase just one spot, take your pick! Choose from the pull down menu below and ensure your stay with us.
Room Types: (Prices listed include the organic farm to table meals and all activities/materials for the entire weekend.)
Garden Room: Single Queen Size Bed, 1 Person, $600 (SOLD OUT)
Mush Room: Two Beds, 2 Persons, $540 Each (SOLD OUT)
River Room: Two Beds, 2 Persons, $540 Each (SOLD OUT)
Downstairs Private Room: Single Queen Size Bed, 1 Person, $570 (SOLD OUT)
Downstairs Shared Room: Single twin bed in shared room — Please inquire on availability. $480 (SOLD OUT)
If you are unable to come to the retreat, pleases do let us know. We do not offer refunds for cancellations at this time, unless we are able to fill your spot with someone from our waiting list. If we are able to fill your spot, we will reimburse a portion of your fee (with the exception of a $200 holding fee).
If you are unable to come, we also recommend offering your spot to a friend and not incurring any fee. Thank you for your understanding!