Reiki sessions are avalable by appointment:
$45 for a half hour session
$85 for a one hour session
This is a partial list of the presenters that have taught classes at Brid's Closet!
Raven & Stephanie Grimassi
Welcome to Brid's Closet
Brid's Closet is a place where you can come to relax, have a cup of tea, have a tarot reading done,get a message, have a reiki session, take a class, and of course shop for Books, herbs, belly dancing outfits,candles, organic soap, perfumed oils, bath salts, tons of jewelry, tarot decks, incense, art and more! Can't decide what to buy? We have gift certificates!
Brid's Closet moved into the Cornwall area in the summer of '07. Since then, we've expanded the store and brought in many different types of classes and tons of stock in order to serve our diverse community!
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Come and join our meetup group (free to join)! This is a monthly group that meets to socialize, dicuss and learn from one another! This group is extremly diverse and relaxed. It's a great way to get to understand just what it that we do! When you join, you will be kept up to date as to any classes, events and gatherings at the store. You will also get emails to remind you of any of these events !
We are now doing an internet Radioshow/podcast!
We offer Children's classes on a monthly basis. Every month has a different theme
or subject! Open to all ages $15 per person
Bio: Bio: I am a mom to 3 sons, a dog, 2 parrots and a bunny. Own a metaphysical shop named Brid's Closet in Cornwall, NY. A 3rd degree priestess in the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca, a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner, a professional tarot reader and teaches the tarot at various stores in NY State, taught the tarot at the Starwood Festival in 2007,2009 and 2010. a pipe carrier in the Sun Bear tribe. Bernadette has also written articles for The Witches Voice in the past called What Does It Mean To Be A Pagan In Today's World and The Good, the Bad and the Tarot reader. I also write for the Sacred Mists blog, and runs The Newburgh and Cornwall Witches Meetup, and facilitates two festivals in Cornwall, The Winter Solstice/Yule Ball and The Beltaine festival.
The Usui method of Reiki by Bernadette Montana
Date Oct. 19th, 2012 At Brid's Closet @ 6pm
Reiki I intensive class: $150 or $125 for members of our meetup group
Class includes all handouts and attunements. Scanning,
the history of Reiki and meditation will be practiced and discussed. Class will be approx. 5 hrs. long including breaks..
Reiki II intensive class : $200 or $175 for meetup members...Date to be announced...
Class will include all handouts, attunements, and symbols.
This class is very hands on! We will be practicing on one another, meditating
and working on how to use Reiki on animals, plants etc. Class will approx. 4 to 5 hrs. including breaks.
Reiki III intensive Class $250: or $225 for meetup members.
This is the Masters class. Class will include all handouts, the Master symbol,
the entire handbooks for all 3 classes and more.
There will a time period of one month in between the 3 levels of Reiki
Please bring a message/Reiki table if you have one.
Reservations are required. Please call the shop for info.
(845) 458-8726 ..
Tarot readings are available, 6 days a week, in store or phone.
Half hour readings are $45,1 hour readings are $85. We are available for parties, weddings, psychic parties, and corporate gatherings Please call us for details!
We have a huge selection of Tarot decks for sale!
Brid's Closet was featured in a video for Montster TV Network! Have a peek!
Brid’s Closet Presents:
Rachel Pollack at Brid's Closet
Nov.16th at 2pm until 5pm
We often think of the Tarot as having very different purposes. Some use it to tell fortunes and predict the future. Others seek spiritual or emotional guidance. Still others wish to learn its spiritual teaching. We may think of these as opposed to each other but they are not, for in ancient times all this was what we can call the work of the seer. For prediction, the Tarot may trigger psychic responses but it also is a tool for seeing what is yet to come just through the cards. It helps us know ourselves better, it gives us tools to change and go deeper into who we are, even discover our spiritual purpose. And because the Tarot is based on sacred images, with hundreds of years of tradition behind it, it can open us to truths beyond our own lives. In this workshop we will explore these different aspects of the cards, using our own experiences, hands on work with readings, and spreads where we ask the Tarot itself to reveal its secrets.
Rachel Pollack is the author of 35 books, including the Tarot classic
78 Degrees of Wisdom, described by people all over the world as "the Bible of Tarot readers." She is also a novelist, including two award winning books, a poet, a translator (with David Vine, of the Greek play Oedipus Rex), and an artist, the creator of the Shining Tribe Tarot. Her latest projects include, with artist Robert M. Place,
The Burning Serpent Oracle: A Lenormand of the Soul, due out this Autumn, and a novel,
The Child Eater, to be published next year
Please RSVP as soon as possible! I expect this workshop to sell out quickly! To be able to take a workshop with Rachel at this price is amazing! ONLY paid reservations will be considered as definite. Only 30 people for this class. Please bring a chair if possible.
We are also on Facebook
We also have a blog!
We now have a weekly book club!
Every Saturday Morning from 10am until noon. The book that we are currently working with is Inner Mysteries by Janer Farrar & Gavin Bone $5.00
This Month-Samhain celebration at Palaia Vineyards Friday Nov.1st, at 6:30pm.
The wheel has turned once again!
This year's ceremony will focus on Ancestor worship. I will be facilitating this ritual (Bernadette)
We will be working with the elements and the ancestors. Everyone will be guided to work with each element.
Please bring a carved pumpkin with a small electric or tealight inside. The pumpkins that are not taken home will be offered to the land.
We will also be working with trans-prophecy and bringing the Goddess Hecate in to honor us with her presence and to give us her advice she feels is needed for us to know.
There will also be an ancestor altar setup so please a picture of a loved one.
PLEASE BE ON TIME!
This is a serious ritual...please dress respectively-no costumes...not for young ones!
It would be great if everyone would bring a lawnchair or folding chair.
I am asking everyone (if you can) to paint (makeup) your face as a skull.
Open to all
$5 per person. Please bring a chair and dress warm as it can be chilly at night.
We hold open Full Moon celebrations once a month, at Brid's Closet. They are usually held the Friday or Saturday closest to the actual date of the full moon. Please call the shop for any details. We usually ask that you bring food to share, no children under 16, and respectful attire. $5 person
An intensive tarot class at Brid's Closet.
This class will take you from the beginning stages to advanced. It is a very academic class and will require
research to be done, homework and dedication. This will be a 10 week course.
You will be given an email each week so that you can print out each weeks lesson and homework. All homework should be handed in to me so that I can grade it.
You will be required to keep a journal for your homework and the results of your readings.
We will be going over Jungian theory and psychology as well as the history of the tarot. The Golden Dawn, some hermetic theory and symbolism will be discussed.
Cost will be $250. This breaks down to $25 per class. I am asking for half that amount upfront $125-that means $125 is due upon registering for this class. This is done in order to ensure that there will be a good participation in the class. There will be a max of 10 people for this class! No refunds once the class has started!
Tuesdays at 6:30
Class will be approx. 1 1/2 hours long. Please be on time!
Cash or Paypal accepted!
Items needed for this class:
A notebook, a tarot deck and a willingness to learn
I have been getting a lot of requests from individuals who want a chance to study the craft but really have no time to devote, to being in a coven. This is due to lack of time, children, work etc.
What I will be doing for this community, is to have a correspondence course, that will be backed up with bi-weekly video conferencing! I am really excited about doing this! I have spoken to many in my community here, many of our elders, and other authors about this, and all seems to really like this idea and will be watching to see how this pans out!
This is what I have so far...
Each student will sign up for a year and a day. A curriculum will be provided, as well as homework. We will go over each lesson in a bi-weekly class. Each class can have up to 12 students (as that is what my video conferencing program is capable of). With each "video" class, we will go over homework and the lessons based on suggested reading, and research. Each class will be scheduled ahead of time.
We will also have guest teachers who will give special lectures, again by appointment. These people may be other authors, elders in our community and/or initiated members of The coven of The Star and Crescent Moon.
The tradition that I belong to, has a 3 degree system. 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. The course will bring you up to "self-dedication."
Self dedication" means that you have dedicated yourself to the study of Wiccan and the God and Goddess.
If the individual student wants to achieve their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree, then I take that off-line, with that student and we can make private arrangements for that ceremony, from there. I do not give out initiations on-line. Once this first series of classes is done, the next series will begin, and then each student will given first choice (remember-only 12 students per session) if they would like to continue their studies.
Cost will be $240 for each "year and a day" course.
This is some (and not limited to) of what will covered in this class:
Required books with homework
Carl Jung (psychology)
The wheel of the year
Structure of a Coven
Mythology..The Goddess & Gods
$120 (1/2 to be paid up front to reserve your space) then the remaining $120 to be paid by the first class. No exceptions! No refunds for any missed classes, but all classes will be archived so each student can refer to them afterwards! Only 12 students per session.
I would like to start this class on November 1st!