Just as the decks we use are diverse, so are the ways in which we look at the cards. Examine the cards and ways to interpret them, be it through color, symbolism or sheer instinct. Learn the differences between the major and minor arcana as well as how to interpret simple tarot spreads. Please bring a tarot deck to class (preferably Coleman/Waite a.k.a Rider-Waite) or a deck that you have been using for a while.
This 5-hr intensive workshop will discuss the role of the Psychopomp in different Indo-European, Greek, Ancient Egyptian, and North American cultures, and how interested folks can learn techniques to help the Honored Dead connect with loved ones after they have passed.
Brian Hoggard. Magical House Protection, the Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft. Berghahn, 2019.
I learnt a new word reading this book: apotropaic, which is defined as “having the ability to ward off evil”, from the Greek αποτρέπειν, to ward off; from απο- ‘away’ and τρέπειν ‘to turn’) This is the term used to describe objects, signs and other indicators that are left in houses, stables and other buildings to ward off malignant spells and curses that may be placed upon then by malevolent agencies.
The book divides into two parts, the first half being a description and historical analysis of objects and symbols concealed during the construction of houses and afterwards, and which have subsequently been revealed. The second half is a county by county listing of such finds which have been preserved or recorded. The second part will be of importance to academics, but is probably of less interest to the general reader, and may be partly responsible for the extremely high price of this book.
For over two centuries, American ancestors have worked to expand and apply our ideals and understand what they truly mean. We need to honor heroes from all the ethnic groups that built this land. How can we develop a relationship based on spiritual affinity without misappropriation? How can we work with all the ancestors to make our country a place of liberty and justice for all?
Eventbrite – Tenders of the Earth Temple, ASW presents Underpinnings of Wicca – Saturday, January 4, 2020 | Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 349 E Vernon Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1949, United States, Philadelphia, PA.