Meet Annie Alcorn-
Hello! I am Annie- Founder of 13 Spirals, Sacred Woman’s Ways.
One of my earliest memories is being outside, playing in the earth, happy and content to be making mud pies to share with seen and unseen friends and visitors. Now, many years later, I am still my happiest in my garden and kitchen, digging in the earth, cultivating plants and life, bringing that beauty into the kitchen to create nourishing food for friends and family.
An avid reader my whole life, I have explored, dreamt and traveled to many times and places. My love for story, my thirst for the ways that came before led me to pursue a degree in Anthropology with a focus on Women’s Studies and Peace Studies, bringing forth a desire to learn from what has come before, heal, transform and dream something new into being.
My early adventures in adulting found me diving deep into the beauty and importance of fresh, whole foods, sustainable farming practices and developing my own intuitive culinary magic. Later, I combined those gifts with my love for plants, working in garden nurseries, landscaping and garden development. Woven within all of these threads is my ability to work with a wide variety of people collaboratively and effectively; then it looked managing people in a business setting, now it’s connecting with others in circle, workshops, one on one and in family and community dynamics.
I bring all of my experiences, my skills and my magic to women through by offering journeys, explorations, sessions and services to support you in realizing who you really are and the ways to bring the life you long for to manifestation.
I live in Bend, Oregon with my husband, Paul, my twin boys, three cats, one dog and many chickens and a few turkeys, plants, trees and flowing water.
The last four years I have been in training with Mary Ann Copson and the Evenstar Earth Path Seminary - Mystery School for Woman Shaman Priestess Healers to reclaim my living ancient woman shaman priestess healer traditions.
My training has included:
Ritual and Ceremony
Rites of Passage
Shamanic Training and Work
Woman’s Blood Mystery and 13 Women’s Womb Wisdom Archetypes
Sacred Council Work with 13 Archetypes and Guides
Nature Healing and Voice of Nature work
Extensive work with the Sacred Trees of the Tree Ogham
Sacred Art Work- including shield making, Archetype Dolls, Ritual Wands, Prayer Beads, Sacred Necklaces and Jewelry
Sacred Priestess Work through daily prayers, practices, meditation and rituals
Sacred Scholarship work with study and research with neuroscience, systems thinking and communication
Working with the Herbs practically and energetically as a Wise Woman Wortcunner.
Cycles of Healing
The Sovereign Woman’s Rite
All 9 Munay Ki Rites and Incorporation
The 13th Woman’s Womb Munay Ki Rite
Cycle of the Year Holy Days and Festivals
BS in Anthropology, focus on Women’s Studies and Peace Studies, Loyola University Chicago
Sister Ann Ida Gannon Women’s Leadership 4 year Developmental Program, Loyola University Chicago
Experiential Training in Women’s Leadership
Embodied Wisdom Teacher Training
Practitioner Munay Ki 9 Rites of the Earthkeeper Initiations
Practitioner of the 13th Munay Ki Rite - The Rite of the Womb
Reiki Level 1 certification
I am a Priestess of the Sacred Feminine, Herbal Shaman, and Kitchen Witch. I am Mother to children and animals, a Wife, a Gardener and a Sacred Activist supporting the rising energies of the Sacred Feminine. I draw upon Earth based spiritual practices and rituals from Celtic, Germanic and Faire lineages. My academic foundation has given me a multi-cultural and ethnographic perspective that serves myself and my clients well when exploring cultures and lineages around the world past and present, in order to craft the future. I bring to my work a compassionate heart, a wild sense of humor and a belief in the power of unconditional love.
What has summoned me is the hunger within women who are longing to create their own lives. Those who hear the call within to awaken to and consciously evolve into their authentic and sovereign selves. In sovereignty, we each bring forth our magic; our individual purpose and path in this life as a multidimensional and multi sensory Creatrix. I am guide and midwife to these women and I carry out this purpose as Matron and Guardian of the portals of Sacred Food and Herbs, Rites of Passage and Storytelling. My intention is to remember the practice of nourishing a vibrant and healthy body for ongoing evolution, the reclamation of the Ancient Wisdom of Sacred Women’s Ways to create a unique and valuable life of purpose, and the courage to rewrite a life story of that recognizes the resilient and thriving dynamics inherent in women’s bodies and hearts, to remember that her life is an embodiment of the sacred interwoven within the everyday.
Through 13 Spirals, at this time, Annie weaves the power of Magical Cooking, our Sacred Trees and Plant Friends into dynamic, compassionate and inviting rituals, workshops, classes and one-on-one work.
Through these portals, women have the opportunity become coherent with their True Nature, coherent with the harmony within the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, Moon, Stars, Rocks and Stones, Plants and Animals. This coherence shifts the way she moves about the world, rippling out into her individual life, the lives of her family, her community and beyond.
The energy of the Sacred Feminine is rising within us, around us and through us, to bring us back to the Natural State of Being with the Web of Life, the truth of our interconnection and interwoven existence with each other and all inhabitants of Earth and the Earth Herself; creating lives of prosperity, well being and laughter.
The Sacred Rites provide a strong and supple container in which women are prepared, unfold and integrate ways of being in the world that support and guide the creation of flourishing, thriving, joyful and sustainable lives.
Through Cooking Magic, the process of connecting and exploring foods with our sensory intelligences, their healing ways are unlocked and see the ways that your relationship with Sacred food is a portal for the evolution of an authentic life that ripples out healing to friends, family, community and the world.
Sacred Rites, cooking, painting, crafting, blending potions and elixirs..these are all experiences that assist us in returning us to Nature, reuniting us with the heart, the Web of Life, and the language of our longings and dreams.
What is the significance of 13 Spirals?
*There are 13 lunar cycles a year, both closing one year and opening the next, leaving the cycle of time open. Embracing this begins the process of shifting from time as linear to time as a spiral.
*The number 13 is associated with the Sacred Feminine, the Goddess, the Mother, Magic and Femininity.
*The number 13 card in Tarot is the Death card, reminding us that Death, Rebirth and Renewal are all parts of the wheel of life.
*According to Pythagoras, 13 is the most enigmatic of all numbers, as it is the number of transformation.
*13 leaves us open, it is not an even number, it does not represent a closed circle, but a spiral, ready for growth, ready to expand and evolve.
*The spiral is mystical, magical and symbolic of the Divine.
*The spiral is found within DNA strands, flower petals, the branching of trees, spiral shells and the galaxy.
*Found in the oldest temples across the world, the spiral tells a story of our path to conscious awareness.