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 Real talk:  2017 has not been emotionally easy for any of us. And as a result, women have been exploring new self-care modalities like never before. Here at BUST, we know a little witchy wisdom goes a long way, so at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular—Dec. 9 & 10, Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St.—we’re also offering over 100 crafting and wellness workshops, demos, and talks, including many that will appeal to your inner holistic healer or pagan practitioner.


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For those interested in natural remedies and holistic healing, our on-site naturopaths will be leading workshops in Essential Oils for Mood Management, CBD Education and Application, Herbs For Troubled Times, Winter Herbal Allies, Medicinal Mushrooms, and Delicious Health and Immunity Boosting Remedies.

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All about that mind/body connection? Flex your serenity skills at classes including Ancestral Memory and Body Decolonization, Laughing Yoga, Chakras 101, Kundalini Meditation, Breath Work & Reiki, and #MeToo Tools & Active Meditation.

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And occult and pagan ritual enthusiasts will want to bring their whole coven along to our tutorials on Palm Reading, Numerology, Diving Dating, Incense Making, Psychic Development, Astrology, Tarot For Beginners, Past-Life Regression, Demystifying Hypnosis, and Crystals 101.

And, if you're a woke witch, you won't want to miss Kristen Sollee 's talk on The History of "Witch Feminism" on Sunday.

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You’d be hard pressed to find such a diverse and expansive lineup of interactive programming anywhere else, especially at this price. Tickets for individual workshops are only $15. But if you want to workshop-hop all day long, a day pass is $40 and a weekend-long pass is $75. These passes also get you into all music performances and lectures from feminist luminaries including Lindy West, Amber Tamblyn, and Liz Winstead! So gather up your posse and prepare for a fantastic feminist weekend of good vibes and skill sharing at the BUST Craftacular!


Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and is the drummer for the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, and her short stories have been published in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, and PoemMemoirStory. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015 and is working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @emilyrems.

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