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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 04:47 PM by Salient
*All times are in GSW/PST/SL times!!
** Some classes will be offered in Main Campus classrooms, and some in Dept. Classrooms! To access Dept. classroom, go to "Rotunda" on first floor of Main Campus "Dolobran Hall" and select the appropriate Dept. Teleport pad!
Saturdays starting Aug. 15th!"Down Under Classes"~Salient
3am - Pythagorean Mysteries vGSW [Lv 2 - 2 cr] @ Gryphon Classroom (Starting Aug. 22)
4am - Personal Prosperity vGSW [Lv 2 - 2 cr] @ Gryphon Classroom (Starting Aug. 22)
2pm - Introduction to Popular Astrological Systems vGSW [Lv 1 - 2 cr] @ Divination
3pm - Path of the Red Mage vGSW [Lv1 - 2 cr] @ Alchemy & Magickal Science
4pm - *New* Path of the White Wizard vGSW [Lv1 - 2cr] @ Ceremonial Magick
And are scheduled to continue on Aug. 22, 29 & Sept. 5!
Tuesdays starting on Aug. 18th!
7pm - Path of the Clear Mage vGSW [Lv 1 - 3 cr] @ Mathemagicks ~ Lyraina Starweaver
8pm - Path of the Seer vGSW [Lv 1 - 2cr] @ Divination ~ Lyriana Starweaver
And are scheduled to continue on Aug. 25 & Sept. 1, 8!
Thursdays starting on Aug. 20th!
7pm - The Elephant from Denmark vGSW [Lv3 - cr] @ Mathemagicks ~ Salient
8pm - *New*Introduction to Martial Magick vGSW [Lv2 - 2cr] @ Gryphon Classroom ~ Lyriana Starweaver (To be moved to Psychic Arts when ready)
And are scheduled to continue on Aug. 27 & Sept. 3, 10!
All classes are scheduled to run for four hours total unless otherwise stated in class. One make-up Session per student is allowed, but must be arranged with the faculty of the class.You are welcome to sit-in (audit) any class available, but to earn credit for the work, you must sign up for the "vGSW" section of the class by the second session! All assignments must be completed by the end of the virtual term, so we can offer these to a new class!
Don't worry if you miss the first class! Simply come to the second class and we'll make-up the first one! To attend classes here, you will have to take the class: vGSW Orientation and then get to campus! If you haven't done this and want to, take that class and be ready for next term, after Equinox!
Next virtual term starts after the equinox, and we already have Professors Xyaida, Earthdrum and AnneDuthers ready to go too! If anyone has a class they would like to take from them in vGSW after the equinox, please let them know!
For our worldwide students, our excellent Australian student "Raincloud" has made some time conversions for you! The "Down Under" classes starting at 3am GSW time are for everyone too!!
Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 3:00:00 AM
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 8:00:00 PM
Adelaide (Australia - South Australia) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 7:30:00 PM
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 6:00:00 PM
São Paulo (Brazil - São Paulo) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 7:00:00 AM
London (United Kingdom - England) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 11:00:00 AM
Belfast (United Kingdom - Northern Ireland) Saturday, 22 August 2015 at 11:00:00 AM
Thank you and see you all in class!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:57 PM by Solaris
Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa
(“Everything is alive; everything is interconnected”)
The Grey School of Wizardry was incorporated as a non-profit Educational Institution in California on March 14, 2004, and in 2007, the School received a 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the Internal Revenue Service for charitable and educational purposes.
Designed for youth and adult students, the Grey School provides an extensive program of arcane and Classical studies. Recently celebrating 11 years of service as a secular online facility of esoteric education, the Grey School is dedicated to preserving the magickal crafts and arts for the past, and generations to follow.
Several members of the staff and Administration of the Grey School of Wizardry are negotiating to rent a 2,080-square-foot storefront in Santa Cruz to become a learning center for the School. To be called “The Grey School Academy of Arcana,” it will be an Educational Center, a Museum of Magick and Goddesses, and a Library of Esoterica. By bringing the library and museum to a tourist destination area we will be able to enjoy maximum exposure for the collections and for the Grey School, appropriate to our visions of eventual continued expansion.
The Academy will house the international headquarters, business office, and learning center of the Grey School of Wizardry. As the first physical campus for the School, the Academy will bring in teachers for classes and workshops. The library and museum will provide resources for studies in arcane lore and mystic history.
The largest area of the Academy will be “The Goddess Curiosa,” a non-denominational Goddess Temple and meeting/workshop/class space, exhibiting a collection of over 350 Goddess votive figurines from around the world and throughout history. Other cabinets and cases will contain our large collection of magickal tools, hand-written Books of Shadows, devotional items, altar setups, oils, posters, crafts supplies, and books on myth, magick, and Mysterie. Comfortable chairs and cushions will be all around.
Another room will be the main reading and research Library, “The Illuminarium,” consisting of thousands of books, Pagan publications and archives, over 1,000 movie DVDs and music CDs, and a huge organized collection of comic books going back to the 1950s.
The Library will also include a “Museum of Mysterie” for the other collections: arcane artifacts, dragons and dinosaurs, skulls and skeletons, natural history, mythical/legendary creatures, theatrical costumes and magickal regalia, seasonal decorations, prehistoric animal models, fossils, dragons, science fiction models, toys and action figures (especially Star Trek, Star Wars, Jules Verne, da Vinci, movies, etc.).
And in front we will have a little store (“Magick Alley”) in which we can sell magickal books, figurines, jewelry, and crafts made by various artists, authors, and musicians we know who will be available for house concerts, book-signings and “meet the artist” events. We also want to put a craft table in the window so that some of our crafters can work in view of passers-by.
Operating entirely online for the past 11 years, the Grey School has always hoped to acquire a regular physical campus. By providing quality educational facilities and resources, the Academy will bring us into that goal.
That’s the Vision we are working on. Would you care to help support this? If so, please donate: http://mgzmfoundation.org/
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:33 AM by Solaris
GSW finally has a Youtube channel called GSW TV! Here is the link:
Check it out!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:20 AM by Solaris
Our Development Team Solaris and Debora Elizabeth Hill have created a reality featuring our Headmaster is in the works called "The World of Oz." They are currently in the process of talking to several television producers. Here is the synopsis:
The Wonderful World of OZ is a reality series about the life, work and play of high Wizard Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. The proposed setting (home base) will be Santa Cruz, California -– a gallery OZs and his inner circle are planning to establish there. Each episode of the show will deal with an aspect of OZ’s life: his work, including interviews, television appearances, festivals, rituals and many more and varied events; and his private life; parties, the solving of problems at the gallery and his interaction with others both in the magical and mundane worlds.
The supporting characters in the show will consist of a core group -– OZ’s ‘family’ in magick. Each episode will be narrated by one of the core group in rotation. Other characters will come and go, appearing in some episodes and not in others. Much of the first season will consist of the establishment of the gallery, from the initial setup (Kurt Niece, an author and metal designer who is also part of the development team for the television show, is coming to California at the beginning of September and will assist with the design of the gallery) onward. An enterprise like this one will naturally contain some conflicts and outright battles for domination, power and leadership. The series will focus on how OZ deals with those around him, finds solutions for the problems and sometimes fails. Even a high Wizard is, after all, human.
Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:21 PM by Salient
Please visit the Downloads section here:
Get your copy today!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 01:13 AM by Salient
Mark your Calendar for the third Virtual Conclave on the GSW virtual campus!!Greyschool's 11th Birthday!!
Schedule of events
**All times are in GSW (Pacific Standard) Time!
Friday, July 31st, 6-10pm
6-7: Grand Opening, Introductions, and Welcome @ Hobbit Hall (Main Campus – Lower Courtyard)
7-8: Campus Guided Tour – opening of Lodges & Departmental Levels @ Main Campus
8-9: Lodge Gatherings & Discussions @ your Lodge (Student meet-ups & planning your Lodge)
9-10: Bardic Circle @ the Moon (Red Teleport Pad from OzMeade)
Saturday, August 1st, 5am – 10pm
5-6: Sabbat Down Under – “All about Candlemas” @ Library (Main Floor Dolobran Hall)
6-7: Sabbat Down Under – “Candle Magick” @ Library
8-9: ~Break for Food~
9-10: Sabbat Up Over – “All about Lughnassad” @ Library
10-11: Introduction to Geomancy @ Gryphon Classroom (2nd Floor Dolobran Hall)
12-1: Introduction to Qabalah @ Gryphon Classroom (2nd Floor Dolobran Hall)
1-2: Ceremonials “Level-ups, Student of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Luminary of the Year” @ Hobbit Hall (Main Campus – Lower Courtyard)
2-3: The Wizard’s Kit @ A Gathering Place (Lifeways Dept.)
3-4: Beach Party @ OzMeade Beach (SW corner of OzMeade Level by the Bay)
5-6: ~Break for Food~ (DJ Set-Up)
6—8: GSW Birthday Dance @ Wizard’s Keep //(Faculty Meeting in Psyche Lodge)
8-9: Discussion “Building OzMeade & personal spaces” @ OzMeade
9-10: (optional) Wiccan Lughnassad Ritual @ Elemental Ritual Circle (CM Dept.)
Sunday, August 2nd, 8am – 3:30pm
8-9: (optional)Christian Worship Service @ Chapel (CM Dept.)
9-10: Discussion “Comparative Religions” @ CM Classroom(CM Dept.)
10-11: Introduction to Secret Societies @ CM Classroom (CM Dept.)
11-12: Order of the Beaver – “Kittens to Branch Gatherers” @ Student Union (Main Floor Dolobran Hall)
12-1: Quidditch Game “Faculty vs. Students” @ Quidditch Pitch
1-2: Special Party for our new "Junior" Lodge members to vGSW @ The Moon
2-3: Quidditch Game “Waters vs. Stones” @ Quidditch Pitch
3pm – Evaluations, Discussion about next Conclave, End of this Conclave
Anyone attending all three days and at least half the events each day, will earn the GSW Conclave Patch for their Regalia too, just like a real conclave.If you haven't done the vGSW orientation class or just halfway through it, what are you waiting for??? It can be finished within a week, so there's time!!! We hope to see you all there!!
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 08:49 AM by Salient
This is some awesome work by our Grey Matters staff!! Be sure to congratulate them on their work and enjoy!!
Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 10:28 PM by Salient
It is available in the downloads section of the main account page here:
Fantastic work by one and all on the Grey Matters staff!!! Well done indeed!!
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 06:23 PM by Salient
The "Wheel of the Year" is often divided into eight. Two Equinoxes - The end/beginning of terms here at GSW, Two Solstices - The longest Day/Night of the year, and then the 4 Cross-Quarters in between each of these. This is a pattern both of nature and cosmology, and times of the year often worship by many native traditions. In this spirit, we too shall start to celebrate these times in the virtual campus with a weekend of fellowship, workshops, classes and events!
This Cross-Quarter Virtual Conclave will be salute to both "Beltaine" in the Northern hemisphere - a sign of the fertility of Spring, the union of opposites and re-birth, as well as "Samhain" in the Southern Hemisphere, a sign of the Last Harvests, rememberence of loved ones lost, veneration of ancestors and the acceptance of Death and Dying.
If you haven't been to the virtual campus in a while, please come by and attend what you can! Everyone over 16 is welcome to attend! (Per Linden Lab rules). We are very close to finally getting the youth students on there, but not within the week, sorry. However, there is a good possibility they may finally be there by the June Solstice! We'll keep our fingers crossed!
In a Hurry??? To get to various points on the virtual campus and basic instructions, go to the Marauder's Map thread here: http://forums.greyschool.com/viewtopic.php?f=273&t=30712 and click on the appropriate hyperlink!!! See you there!!
The Schedule is as follows: (May be changed the day of & All times are GSW/PST/Inworld time)
6pm welcome and introductions - Prof. Salient (At the Elemental Ritual Circle Bonfire)
7-9pm - Bardic/Lore Circle - Prof. Anne Duthers & Prof. Salient (At Elemental Ritual Circle Bonfire)
*Bring musical instrument if you play something* hint, hint!
9pm End (Because East Coast USA starts logging off after midnight their time)
"Sabbat Down Under - Samhain"
3-4am Workshop and Roundtable discussion about Death and Dying - Prof. Qumran Taj (At the Hallows)
4-5am Remembering the ancestors - Prof. Salient (Hallows)
5-7 Breakfast/Coffee Break (The South goes to sleep, the North wakes up)
"Sabbat Up Over - Beltaine"
7-8 History & customs of Beltaine - Prof. Salient (At the Trails at the Cabin)
8-9 The Mythic Feminine & Mythic Masculine - Prof. Salient (At the Trails at the Cabin)
9-10 - Workshop "Intro to Geomancy" - Prof. Salient (Trails Cabin)
10-11 Lunch break
11-12 "Making a Witches Ball" - Prefect Emeritus Alexegram Hallowed (Outside Great Hall)
12-1 - Level-up ceremony for April's Level-ups - Prof. Salient (Inside the Great Hall)
1-2 - In-world "Real-time" Auction - Special items not on Auctions (Inside Trails Cabin)
2-3pm Maypole Dance - Prof. Salient (In the Trails Area)
3-4pm May Games & "Salient Says..." - Prof. Salient (Trails)
4-5pm Crowning of May Queen and May King & Royal Parade through the campus (Starting at Trails - ending in Great Hall)
5pm End of Conclave(Great Hall)
Sunday: (Not actually part of Conclave but worth mentioning)
2pm Lodge Quidditch Match "Winds vs. Stones" - Come fly or cheer them on! (Quidditch Pitch)
3pm 'Triple E' learning circle - come learn the basic of group esbat ritual! (Elemental Ritual Circle)
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 03:17 PM by Cala Gobraith
There's a new class up in Magickal Practises!
Crystal and Stone Formulary 301
Many thanks Professor Firelili!