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24 Jun 2017, 10:20 am

Department of Wizardry Class Listing

Please note: Classes that are required are listed with a red title and asterisk.


Wizardry 100: Becoming an Apprentice
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: ­­As ­you begin your study of Wizardry, first you need to know a little about this school and the field of magick in general. This Class explains about Wizards and Wizardry, the Rules of Magick, and the differences between magick and mundane realities. It also teaches you how to set your own feet on the magickal path of Wizardry. You'll learn some effective ways of dealing with your family, friends, and school(s). Here you will choose your magickal name and create your personal altar for working magick.­
Required Materials: Grim­oire for the Apprentice Wizard­
Estimated Completion Time: One month.
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Staff and Scroll
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: ­This class will p­rovide important tools to assist your developing as a Wizard, including keeping a journal, planning projects and experiments, assembling a Wizard’s tool kit, and more. It will also encourage you to think about and analyze your own personal journey along the Wizardly path in the past, present, and future.­
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. You will also need a bag, pack, or some kind of carry-device for your “Wizard’s kit,” as well as goodies to tuck inside. You will need some way to take a­t least one photograph: a camera, cell phone, or tablet/computer camera will work. FedEx and UPS stores can also scan images into a digital file for a small price.
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: You must be at L2 and must have passed the required L1 classes before signing up for "Staff and Scroll."­
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Staff and Scroll vGSW
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

­This class will p­rovide important tools to assist your developing as a Wizard, including keeping a journal, planning projects and experiments, assembling a Wizard’s tool kit, and more. It will also encourage you to think about and analyze your own personal journey along the Wizardly path in the past, present, and future.­

This class meets on the vGSW campus in Second Life for real-time learning and interaction.  Assignments are primarily verbal and visual, perfect for the 'essay' challenged student.  Classes are set up in four 1 hour per week sessions, with a date available for a make-up as needed.  Times and Dates may vary.

 

**If taken for Major/Minor requirements, this class replaces the class of the same name** 


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. You will also need a bag, pack, or some kind of carry-device for your “Wizard’s kit,” as well as goodies to tuck inside. You will need some way to take a­t least one photograph: a camera, cell phone, or tablet/computer camera will work. FedEx and UPS stores can also scan images into a digital file for a small price.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Colours of Magick
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

This class introduces each of the sixteen colours of magick at the Grey School of Wizardry, describing the type of magick found therein, types of classes that can be taken in each ­department, and how the department relates to the practice of wizardry. It also describes the roles of each type of wizardry in the broader world.

Course Objectives

During this class, the student will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about the "spectrum of magick"  and the departments of study developed by Headmaster Oberon Zell-Ravenheart for The Grey School of Wizardry.
  • Gain an understanding of what is taught in each of the sixteen departments and what wizards of each colour are interested in.
  • Discover the areas of study that best fit his or her interests, personality, and learning style.
  • Have selected one or more potential majors and minors.
  • Have the opportunity to discover new areas of interest.

Required Materials:

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon. Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2004. Print.


Estimated Completion Time: 1 - 2 weeks
Prerequisites: None­.
Safety Precautions: None­.
Included Lessons:

Wizards Don't Whine
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: If we are going to take our magickal lives seriously then we must take responsible for what we are creating in those lives. This class takes a look at the power of creation, and how we are all co-creators of the world around us. It looks at the responsibilities we accept when we start to walk in a wizardly way, not just to ourselves and those around us but to the Universe and beyond. Finally, there are simple exercises for the student to do in order to help them stay focused on their path. Throughout the class there are short essays for the student to complete, and the final exam is also an essay, reflecting on what the student has learned from the exercises in the class.
Required Materials: There are no required textbooks or materials.
Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 4 weeks.
Prerequisites: None.

Safety Precautions: There are no safety warnings, but the Grey School of Wizardry is not responsible for any misuse of the information presented in this class.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 101: Archaic
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived as the Archaic.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Druidry 201 (was 101)
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: This class will introduce students to Druidry, discuss various kinds of Druidic knowledge, talk about what to expect in future classes, and help students get started with their studies of Druidry and Druidic science, philosophy and religion.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Foundations of Magick
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description: This Class will teach you how to think like a Wizard, and instruct you in the basic principles of Magick. Fun exercises will enable you to see in whole new ways, with both sides of your mind. You will also choose your color of magick, and make your first item of magickal clothing.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Santa Claus: A Global Wizard
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: This class explores many of the more popular traditions surrounding the life and adventures of one of our world's most famous and powerful wizards, St. Nicholas (Santa Claus). 
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4 Weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Wizard House
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

“Wizard House” will guide you to create a home environment that inspires and empowers you by using a step by step method to evaluate, imagine, energize, cleanse, bless, empower, and ultimately transform your living space, using magick and design. Whether your living space is as small as a closet under the stairs or a sprawling manor on top of a hill, these simple changes to your home environment will have a significant positive impact on your magickal life.  

Written by Rowan Starr © 2012- all rights to the author and permission given to GSW to use as a class only. No permission is given to copy any part of the class except with written permission by Rowan Starr. 

The Guide
Lesson #1 House of Dreams
Lesson #2 My Wizard House
Lesson #3 House Energy
Lesson #4 Cleanse and Bless
Lesson #5 Empowerment Through Design
Lesson #6 The Mundane and The Sacred
Lesson #7 Transformation
Bonus Room


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and access to a digital camera to submit photos
Estimated Completion Time: Seven Weeks- one week per lesson or more
Prerequisites: Core Energy Practice
Safety Precautions: If it doesn’t feel right don’t do it.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 201: Classical
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The objective of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived in the time known as Classical.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Art Appreciation for the Wizard
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: Art, in its many forms, can and should compliment any wizard’s magickal workings. Not only can it help decorate the walls of a room, art can expand the mind, foster critical thinking, help define and refine opinions, and spark deeper meditation.

In this course we will focus on the fine art of paintings, both classics and modern work. One must u­nderstand the foundations of art to appreciate the artist’s point-of-view when he or she deviates from that foundation. It will serve apprentice wizards well to know why they like a piece of art, rather than just that they like it!­­­
Required Materials: A computer good enough to view pictures.  Paper, colored pencils or crayons or pens, a scann­er, or other ability to send a picture to the instructor.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None­.
Safety Precautions: None. It is a fact that many pieces of fine art contain nude subjects; every attempt will be made to avoid using them as an example in deference to our youth students, but in some cases that might not be possible. Please contact the instruc­tor if you have any concerns for alternative ideas.
Included Lessons:

The Invisible Wizard
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Amycus Kragge
Class Description: The wizard moves in the shadows, disappears into the landscape, and emerges as in a dream. In this class the apprentice wizard will learn the principles and applications of invisibility.
Required Materials:

19 photos and 1 video link illustrate various aspects of invisibility.


Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions:

Respect others’ rights to privacy and personal property. Attempting to disappear may be construed as prowling or attempted burglary if done outdoors. Wearing hoods or masks may also be illegal in public in your state or country, check your local laws.

 


Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 301: Medieval
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards that lived in the medieval period.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Wizards of History 201: Classical
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

World-walking 301: Wizards of Other Worlds
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: In this class you will be introduced to some of the many wizards and realms of magick that have come out of what we consider the "fantasy" genre. This class is designed to give you an overview of what world-walking is, and a small glimpse at some of the wizards of the many worlds that surround us. You will also get the chance to enter some of these worlds yourself, and perhaps get to know a few of these wonderful wizards yourself!
Required Materials: Access to one of the books and one of the movies from the lists provided. If you want to use different material, message me and we can discuss it. I'm certainly open-minded!
Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 401: Early Modern
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived in the Early Modern time period.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Druidism - Ancient and Modern
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: This class starts with the history of the Druids in early Celtic periods and finishes with a look at the Druids of today.
Required Materials: Access to the Internet to further research sources.
Estimated Completion Time: 3 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Five Models of Magick: Magickal Paradigms and Theories of Magickal Causality
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: What causes magick? Why does magick work? The goal of this class is to introduce the student of Wizardry to the theory of Models of Magick developed by the reputed chaote magician Frater U.'.D.'. This theory reflects on five paradigms or models of magick (that is, why things work, what “actually” exists in the world according to a particular paradigm or worldview, and how it works). These magickal paradigms have been developed at different historical stages and by different magickal schools, styles and approaches to explain how and why magick works, and thus constitute a philosophy of magick. This class is not only an important philosophical basis to the understanding of magick, but also complements very nicely with the course on Wizards of History, plus several of the classes that can be taken at the Departments of Wizardry, Magickal Practice and Lore, since it provides the student with a framework which helps to understand what wizards at different stages in history and of different paths, tendencies, schools and beliefs think their craft is, and why it works for them.
Required Materials: the short article “Five Models of Magick” by Frater U.D. Available for free online (links provided). During the course the student will watch or review the films The Matrix and at least some of the Star Wars films.
Estimated Completion Time: 7 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 501: Scientific Revolution
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived during the age known as the Scientific Revolution.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Oaths, Pledges and Bonds
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: "Tau Peristera"
Class Description: The class provides an overview of the meaning and usages of pledges, oaths, bonds, and vows in both the mundane and magickal worlds.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Access to Diane Duane’s “Young Wizards” series of books
Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 601: Industrial Revolution
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived during the age known as the Industrial Revolution.
Required Materials: Required Text: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizardry 799A: Practicum Lecture
Credits: 2
Level: 7
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: You have nearly completed your major in Wizardry. This Practicum Lecture Class, along with the Practicum Lab Class, will be your final step toward your Major. Here, you will synth­esize all of the knowledge attained while studying to be an Indigo Wizard, and you will prepare to embark on your Journeyman adventure. While taking the class, you will interact one-on-one with your Professor, and explore how to move from classroom knowledge to real-life application in your chosen field of interest.

Note: You must enroll in both sections at the same time: the Practicum Lecture 799A, and the Practicum Lab 799B. This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart.­
Estimated Completion Time: Estimated time for completion: 8 to 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: You must be at Level 7 of your studies and have completed all required classes for the Wizardry Major before enrolling in this class. Magister students will n­ot be accepted.
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Wizardry 799B: Practicum Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: You have nearly completed your major in Wizardry. This Practicum Lab Class, along with the Practicum Lecture Class, will be your final step toward your Major. Here, you will synthesize all of the knowledge attained while studying to be an Indigo Wizar­d, and you will prepare to embark on your Journeyman adventure. While taking the class, you will interact one-on-one with your Professor, and you will plan and execute a unique project in your chosen field of interest.

Note: You must enroll in both sections at the same time: the Practicum Lecture 799A, and the Practicum Lab 799B. This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: Estimated time for completion: 8 to 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: You must be at Level 7 of your studies and have completed all required classes for the Wizardry Major before enrolling in this class. Magister students will not be accepted.­
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Wizards of History 701: Modern Era
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: The goal of this class is to provide the student of Wizardry with the basic understanding of the history of magick and the people in it. By the time you finish this class, you will have explored the life, accomplishments, and wisdom of famous Wizards who lived during the age known as the Modern Era.
Required Materials: Required Text: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month.
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

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