with David Rea
Dragon Cosmology– Who are they? Where did they come from? Stories of dragons are present on all continents, very few mythological creatures have that in common…but why? Those that question their power are often burned, while those that work with them are healed from the burns inflicted. This class is a sharing of my life with them, working with them, growing with them, and a little bit of their history…from their own words.
with Catherine Kane
Some things are sent to try us. When we’re feeling overwhelmed, sometimes we go into survival mode and let our dreams fall away from us. Let’s look at ways to overcome or come back from challenging times, keep our dreams alive and the fire within us burning, and fan those flames higher again if they’ve been burning down
with Gretchen Schork
This system focuses on the planets and the American Alphabet for use in 21st Century magic. The alphabet is assigned to the traditional symbols, making it compatible with other systems, and uses the Triple Septagram as the system’s central diagram. This is a fully useful system, including numeration, sigil design, magical time, and virtually all other aspects of magic presented in other systems (examples: Qabalah and Runes).
This presentation includes a whirlwind tour through the history of the alphabet, uses of alphabets in magic, and how this system is constructed, as well as a few examples of its particular applications to the philosophy of the magician’s place in the magical universe.
Fireology: with Ariel Sirocco
Fire has been an important part of all cultures and
religions, from pre-history to modern day, and was vital to the
development of Civilization. With such a rich and wide landscape, are
we placing “the idea of fire” in its proper mental, esoteric, and
ritual framework? In this lecture, we’ll look at the very roots of
“Fire” and its Promethean legacy. We’ll explore spiritual and cosmic
fire, the “terrestrial fire” of the Tartarus, and how human evolution,
both culturally and anatomically, was touched by this divine
elemental. In this lecture, we will take the swaddling clothes off
our current understanding of the “fire mythos,” taking these beliefs
out of their modern infancy, pass the fantastic, and into the reality
of the truly unbelievable where fact is always stranger than fiction.
This is a TWO-HOUR CLASS with a PowerPoint presentation and handouts.
Many Faces of Trance with Sarah Livermore
A practical exploration of different methods of trance induction, with primary focus on comparison of hypnosis, meditation, and prayer. No experience or prerequisite courses required. Open to all ages and walks of life. Workshop provides an overview of what trance is, its roll in spiritual practices, trance in mental health, and a walk through of hypnosis, meditation, and prayer in that order. Estimated length 45 minutes.