Sweet Magic Event Space

10-20-2022 - A New Witch's Guide to Altars, Ancestry, and Magical Relationship-Building

Connecting with the ancestors, the earth, and our community is a part of witchcraft and spirituality that many find daunting. In each of us, there is a want to connect with those who came before us—our family, our Mighty Dead, and the plants that serve as our teachers, who have been here long before us. The way we honor them and honor ourselves, as well as the relationships we build with our magical teachers influence our relationships with the world around us and our greater community.

Led by Frankie (also known as Chaotic Witch Aunt) this workshop serves as a guide for new witches to learn the ins and outs of ancestor veneration, including answering the bigger questions around who the ancestors are, as well as a guide to building sacred spaces for different forms of the Craft. Frankie ties these important aspects of honoring ourselves and those who came before us into a conversation about connecting with the greater community while holding steadfast to our boundaries as spiritual and mundane beings, creating a roadmap for honoring the self as well as those before us.

In this 2-hour class, we will:

  • Learn how to connect with, honor, and build magical relationships with our ancestors
  • Overview altars, how to use them, and how to incorporate them into your ancestor work
  • Explore relationship-builiding practices for cultivating community with other witches

Please bring the following items to class:

  • A notebook or journal
  • Something to write with
  • A snack and a drink
  • Whatever else you need to get comfortable!



This live, online workshop will be recorded. A replay will be available for 30 days sent out to all registered participants.

Buying this course as a gift? Please include recipient’s email address during checkout.

We use Zoom for online workshops - please have the app downloaded if using a phone.

Enrollment is accepted up until the day of the event.

Technical difficulties on the attendees end (sound issues, tardiness, wifi connection, video cut out, etc) do not entitle attendees to a refund. We recommend signing on 10 minutes early to sort out any issues.

Seagrape does not offer guidance around computer or Zoom usage, though we do send out a link including instructions on how to use Zoom 24 hours prior to all workshops.

Honor the privacy of others; what is said and shared in a workshop is not meant to share outside of the workshop except for what instructors give permission to share.

Questions? Email us at events@seagrapeapothecary.com

About the Instructor:

Frankie Castanea (they/them) is an eclectic Italian American folk witch of 6 years and is known by the internet as Chaotic Witch Aunt. They have several platforms that they use to educate and entertain within the realm of their witchcraft experiences, as well as consistently centering the importance of decentering and desettling the witchcraft practice through uplifting voices that matter. Frankie runs a podcast, Books and Broomsticks, and is a published author (Spells for Change, 2022). They have spent the past two years reconnecting with their heritage, the land, and their ancestors. Find them on Instagram and TikTok.

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