Monday, March 7, 2011

Upcoming Class...

The Way of the Magician
Beyond Spellcasting, to Living a Magical Life
Friday March 25th – 6:30 – 9:30pm - $25
Aradia’s Garden
34510 Lakeshore Blvd.
Eastlake, Ohio 44095

The topic of the practice of magical arts – spiritual skills used for personal goals – covers a huge variety of ideas and methods. From psychic powers and divination to the hidden uses of natural things such as stones and herbs; from working with the spirits to channeling the energies of the cosmos, from tarot cards to gris-gris bags, magic encompasses much of humankind’s spiritual heritage. It can be easy to get a little lost in the maze of techniques and theories available to students.

In this intensive workshop, Ian Corrigan presents core concepts and practices that can help to tie your spiritual work together. The old cliché says “(whatever) isn’t a hobby, it’s a way of life” and it can surely be true to say this about magical arts, especially in our new Pagan ways. In this discussion we’ll combine lecture with exercises and examples to show how Pagan Magic can be a path to growth in wisdom, love, and power.

Topics include:
- Magic, Religion & Spirituality – three faces of the work.
- Magus, Witch & Sorcerer – a short discussion about style
- Magic & Virtue – freedom & obligation
- Your Own Temple, Your Own Priest
- Building Personal Power
- The Two Powers & the Three Cauldrons – Energy-work patterns drawn from ancient Irish symbolisms, used by modern Druids.
- Honoring the Spirits – a simple charm to draw the Gods and Spirits toward you in love and respect.

Ian Corrigan has been learning and teaching in the Pagan community for over 30 years. He is an Archdruid Emeritus and a Senior Priest of Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF), who worked with Isaac Bonewits in the creation of that Pagan Druidic system, and is a primary author of ADF’s basic Pagan training. He is the author of Sacred Fire, Holy Well – A Druid’s Grimoire and has just released a full basic training program in Pagan occult arts called The Book of Nine Moons. Ian holds a 3rd Degree in traditional Wicca, and has spent a lifetime studying and practicing both Pagan religion and magical arts. His workshops combine sharp insight with practiced teaching skill, experienced commentary and reasonably-successful attempts at humor.

1 comment:

Polarity Phoenix-mane said...

Good Luck to you and all your class on this extremely magical filled workshop! Wish I was living in the vicinity so I could attend.
At the very least (and really not least as I've learned), I'm currently enjoying the learning processes in your book: "The Nine Moons", absolutely loving it!
Be well,
south New Mexico, USA, and an ADF Member as well :>