A slide show of some common North American trees illustrating their medicinal, spiritual and magical properties. Ellen Evert Hopman M.Ed. has been a Master Herbalist since 1983 and a Druid since 1984. She is the author of A DRUID’S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE, TREE MEDICINE – TREE MAGIC and other volumes about plants and trees.
This is such a visual workshop, you may wish to listen with your computer open, and search for images similar to the ones described.
Three & Four in Practice: Selohaar, Swordsmanship, and the Seven Liberal Arts
This lecture explores the significance and universality of correspondences of triads and tetrads in Western culture, philosophy, science, martial arts, and magic, as well as their use by the Order of Selohaar – a modern-day mystic chivalric order. We will examine how the number four is used to describe the world without, while the number three denotes the world within.
Deep tension, and violent disagreements often exist between practitioners of the esoteric and the occult arts and their Christian relatives. Pastor Phil Wyman will discuss 6 major points of conflict between these differing worldviews, and help you identify ways to navigate this dangerous relational terrain. (Topics to be covered: Conversion, Heaven and Hell, Spiritual Warfare, Absolutism, Human Sexuality, and Miracles vs. Magic)
A slide show of trees that grow in our area, and a few that don’t. Ellen will discuss the spiritual and medicinal properties of each tree. Ellen is the author of A DRUID’S HERBAL FOR THE SACRED EARTH YEAR (Inner Traditions Bear & Company 2008) and a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been teaching Herbalism since 1983.
Magical healing is often used for immediate needs, but how does it fit into chronic illnesses? This class will look at magical healing not as a cure but as a support for people living with chronic illnesses. Participants will learn the multitude of ways that healing work can help support health, reduce pain and symptoms, and improve the energy levels of people dealing with long term health issues.[1 hour, closed room]