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14 Nov 2018, 8:10 am

Department of Magickal Practice Class Listing

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


Spellcraft
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: Much of the working of magick involves the Casting of Spells. A Spell is an organized act designed and performed to alter probabilities in the direction desired; simply put, to make something more or less likely to occur. There are many techniques used in Spell Casting and this Class will teach you some of them. By the time you complete this class you will be able to: understand how a spell works, how to write your own spells, what the different types of magick are and have a beginning knowledge of the Old Speech.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Conclave 108: Spirit Flags - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

This class will be open when it is a scheduled part of a Grey School conclave.

A brief overview of the history and use of spirit or prayer flags will be presented in the class and in the virtual conclave.  We will discuss how to pick symbols or emblems of personal, magickal significance. Students will make a personal spirit flag. Basic tracing and coloring skills are all that is required.


Required Materials:

 

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

Fabric or paper to make a spirit flag.  There are many materials you can use and many ways to go about making the flags.  


Estimated Completion Time: one week
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: There is no reason to use any sort of toxic paint or chemical in this class.  Be certain that you don’t!  Don’t run with scissors or do anything else that is careless.  Youth Students, talk to your parents and ask for their help in planning this project.
Included Lessons:

Dancing the Runes 101: Runic Interpretations
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description:

Several years ago, I awoke to a whole new way of interacting with runic energies, not as merely abstract energies, but as 'collectives' of sentient beings embodying the many different essences of what the rune itself symbolizes. This class is the first in a series to help you to both see the runic energies inherent in all things and to learn to work with rune energies as 'collectives' of sentient, spirit beings. This class deals with learning various aspects of each rune and finding which of those aspects resonate with you the most.


Required Materials:

Red marker, pencil, a pack of white index cards lined on one side and unlined on the other and a ruler. 


Estimated Completion Time: 2 weeks
Prerequisites: Core Energy Practices 101 & 102.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Grammar Gremlins
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: In this class, you will learn to recognize and correct some of the most common grammatical errors found in student work at the Grey School of Wizardry. The aim is to help you improve your writing, compose better essays, and ­receive higher grades in your other classes here and elsewhere. This class has no essay assignments. There are three multiple-choice tests to assess your comprehension of the concepts and your ability to apply these rules.

Required Materials: None.

Estimated Completion Time: 3 weeks
Prerequisites: None.

Safety Precautions: None.

Included Lessons:

Introduction to Magickal Practices
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "RitaBrightly"
Class Description:

In this class you will begin thinking about magick: what it is, different practices and practitioners, magickal timing, the colors of magick, talents versus skills, magick and memory, and more. 

Course Objectives 

  • To consider the question, “What is magick?”
  • To consider the study of magick
  • To review some types of magickal practices and practitioners
  • To explore ideas of magickal timing
  • To compare the idea of magickal talents versus magickal skills
  • To consider the relationship between magick and memory
  • To explore the system of magickal colors at use in the Grey School

 


Required Materials:

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


Estimated Completion Time: about 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Tools
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

This Class describes some of the various tools and altar implements used in magick, with instructions on how to make your own. This class requires making a Wand and Chalice (or possibly other tools with permission of the instructor) and setting up a magickal altar.  (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 103-111.) 

Course Objectives

At the end of this class, the student will be able to:

- List common Magickal Tools terms and concepts. (Knowledge)

- Create two specific magickal tools like the Wand and Chalice. (Application)

- Create specific consecration rituals for your new tools and altar. (Application)

- Create your Magickal Altar. (Application)

- Create and perform a consecration ritual for your altar. (Application)

- Choose future tools to create for personal use. (Application) 


Required Materials:

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


Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Youth students should have adult supervision for craft activities.  Adult students should follow basic safety precautions in craft activities.
Included Lessons:

Nuts and Bolts: Writing Classes for GSW
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: This course in how to write instructional material in general and for GSW in particular. Only teachers and prospective teachers may take this class. Teachers who intend to be Scholars or Synergists must take this class. A teacher may not write a class for GSW until taking this class. Writing a class is a requirement of this class.
Required Materials:

Word processor

 


Estimated Completion Time: 2 months
Prerequisites:

Standing as a teacher.

Writing & Citing: How Not to Plagiarize 

Complete or be enrolled in Nuts & Bolts Faculty.  


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Pesky Punctuation
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: The goal of Pesky Punctuation is to help you clarify and refresh your understanding of the most important rules of punctuation.  This will help you write clear and precise essays.  As a result, you will be able to better communicate the ideas you are working so hard to learn.  

Required Materials: None­.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 – 2 weeks
Prerequisites: None­.

Safety Precautions: None­.

Included Lessons:

Role of the Gold Wizard
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: "RitaBrightly"
Class Description: The Gold Wizard is like the director of a theatrical performance. He or she has responsibility for making sure the play is the best possible production it can be for the audience watching it.  While a wizard doesn’t have a paying audience watching his or her work, one could say the Universe itself is the audience!  Gold Wizards, with their special knowledge of all the accoutrements (tools and other things) that make up the practice of magick as well as their knowledge of spellwork, correspondences, and language arts, are the wizards that make it happen for ANY discipline of magickal work.  Like a director, a Gold Wizard runs the show.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 to 2 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

So You Want to be a Gold Wizard?
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "RitaBrightly"
Class Description: The purpose of this class is to begin to delve into the role of the Gold Wizard in the magickal world.  More than just the person to go to help you make a cloak or carve a wand, the Gold Wizard must understand not only the how, but the why behind the tools and crafts they make as well as being to understand the spoken words of the Wizard and how even a rudimentary use of languages can enhance magickal practices
Required Materials: Students will need a camera or other means for showing a few basic crafts to the instructor and a copy of the Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard will be handy to look up magickal alphabets.
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Care should always be taken in craftwork especially those dealing with sharp instruments, glues, or other potentially hazardous materials.  Grey School assumes its students will use common sense and good judgment. Youth students should get adult supervision when creating crafts.
Included Lessons:

Candle Magick
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

It is a cliché but true, anyone who has ever wished on a birthday candle has performed a bit of candle magick.  Candles have not only provided light in the dark for centuries, they have provided the focus for magick as well.  In this course, we will discuss some of the ways one may use candles in magickal practices.  We will discover that there is much more to the magick a candle can help produce than a birthday wish.

This class will NOT tell a student how to make their own candles. While a good subject on its own, due to the nature of working with hot wax, flames, pouring or dipping, molding and adding ingredients, a class on candle making will show up at a higher level.  This class will focus on what to do with a candle after it is created.

Class lessons

         Introduction and Syllabus
1.      Candle Safety—A Critical Issue
2.      What IS Candle Magick
3.      Color and Other Candle Correspondences
4.      Size Matters and Other Practical Issues
5.      Get Dressed and Go To Work
6.      Light the Way


Required Materials:

At least one candle of choice
Anointing Oil

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


Estimated Completion Time: 2 to 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Lesson One deals with candle safety. Candles are inherently dangerous and cause over 15,000 house fires a year in the USA.  Youth students need parental permission and supervision. Adult students need to be attentive and cognizant of the live flame at all times. Those not wishing to “play with fire” may still participate in the class using flameless candles which won’t quite be the same, but if your will is strong enough, the magick will still work even without the same desired effect and it’s a lot safer.
Included Lessons:

Constructing an Altar
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Lawrence "Arakeane" Shirley
Class Description: This class is a lab which concentrates on the building and design of a shrine for your ­personal magical use. You will work with your instructor to design a shrine based on your ­needs, interests and available resources. Each lesson contains a homework assignment. This generally involves acquiring one or more objects and providing photographs of them. For the final, you will provide a digital photograph of the completed project.

This is a comparatively "free form" class. The instructor will not tell you "the right way" to build an altar; rather, the instructor will help you build your own altar. This is your tool, built to meet your specific needs. As such, this class will require y­our active participation. A personal magical item cannot be created by following the dots or ­painting by numbers. At each step, you must understand what you are doing and why you are doing it. If you have questions, I will try and help you find answers which work for you. But in the end, the work—and the benefits therefrom—­will be entirely yours.
Required Materials:
* A space for your altar
* Materials to put on your al­tar, to be determined by you
* A cam­era for taki­ng pictures of your altar (digital or film)­­
Estimated Completion Time: 4 – 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.­­­­
Safety Precautions: ­Ge­neral safety precautions should be followe­d in any craft project.
Included Lessons:

Food Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description: Foods have ­played an important role in magick for a long time. Just think of these foods: ­nectar and ambrosia, chocolate, milk and honey, bread, and wine. Foods have ­also been used in the practice of magick, such as cakes and ale or cakes and wine in rituals, and the bread and wine as part of the Eucharist in Christian liturgy. Besides the historical aspects, the ­class will also teach you how to incorporate magick into food and to then activate the magick by eating the food. Be prepared for some delicious magick!­
Required Materials: Ingredients to try the recipes of your choice. Cost will depend on which ingredients are chosen.­­
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Many people have food allergies. Common food allergies are addressed in the class and ­alternate assignments are provided in some cases. If you have a food allergy, please c­ontact the instructor before attempting any recipes to receive alternate assignments that meet your dietary needs.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Egg Cleansing
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

The Limpia, meaning, “the cleansing” is the ancient art of healing by cleansing the target’s body of spiritual or emotional illness, stress, stagnation, blockages, and the harmful effects of negative spiritual energy; such as curses, using various tools—one of the more popular is a hen’s egg.

This practice originated in Mesoamerica and is currently practiced by curanderos (healers), however this type of healing and defensive practice has also been integrated into other systems of folk magick around the world. 

With the integration or adoption of any technique, there can be subtle differences in the ritual process, from culture to culture. Some folk magick traditions will suggest using a black hen’s egg and frizzle feathers while reciting certain psalms followed by divining the contents of the egg in a glass of water. Other cultures and magickal traditions will use different types of smoke, herbs, alcohol, bells, feathers, drums, and verbal petitions in combination with the egg.

In the course we will explore the history of practice, the significance of the egg, and discuss how to perform the actual cleansing ritual.


Required Materials:

Fresh Eggs and Consecrated Water


Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 Weeks
Prerequisites:

Core Energy Practices 102 Section D, E, or F or Core Energy Practices 102 Section A, B, C


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Debra "Serenity" Muckenfuss
Class Description: Egyptian hieroglyphic writing is one of the most ancient types of writing in this world, and is very rich in symbolism. This class teaches you about Egyptian hieroglyphs, the sacred writing of ancient Egypt. You will be taught the glyphs for the alphabet so you can use them in your magickal works, such as your journal, inscriptions on tools, or magickal inscriptions for ritual use. In addition to the alphabet, you will be shown many other symbols used by the ancient Egyptians in their writings, many vocabulary words, and the names of important Egyptian gods and goddesses.
Required Materials:
  1. A table of Manuel de Codage transliterations for hieroglyphs. (a usable link is given in the class)
  2. A way to write, draw, or stamp hieroglyphs and send them to me.

Estimated Completion Time: About 1 month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Linguistics// Archived - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description: This class presents basic concepts of language science: writing systems, phonemes, grammar, etc. We will also be discussing the power of words and the importance of precision in spellcraft. © 2008 Anna Fox
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Kitchen Wizardry
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description: This class is designed to help the apprentice wizard begin to explore the ancient art of the kitchen wizard including how to set up a great working environment in the kitchen, the proper use of common kitchen tools, bring magick into the kitchen, some suggested food correspondences and finally preparing a magickal meal.
Required Materials:

1.    Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard--by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

2.    Access to a kitchen, knifes, pots, stove and/or oven, bowls, and other standard kitchen tools. 

3.    Food items to prepare a meal of the student’s choice.

4.    A journal of some sort to keep a record of kitchen wizard spells and recipes.  


Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Those under 18 need parental permission and/or supervision when working in a kitchen with knives and stoves.  Anyone with food allergies should stay clear of any food that will cause distress.  Please feel free to contact the instructor for any alternative recipe when preparing food.
Included Lessons:

Kitchen Wizardry vGSW - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

This class is designed to help the apprentice wizard begin to explore the ancient art of the kitchen wizard including how to set up a great working environment in the kitchen, the proper use of common kitchen tools, bring magick into the kitchen, some suggested food correspondences and finally preparing a magickal meal.

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:

1.    Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard--by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

2.    Access to a kitchen, knifes, pots, stove and/or oven, bowls, and other standard kitchen tools. 

3.    Food items to prepare a meal of the student’s choice.

4.    A journal of some sort to keep a record of kitchen wizard spells and recipes. 


Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: Those under 18 need parental permission and/or supervision when working in a kitchen with knives and stoves.  Anyone with food allergies should stay clear of any food that will cause distress.  Please feel free to contact the instructor for any alternative recipe when preparing food.
Included Lessons:

Latin for Magickal Practice
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: John "Apollonius" Opsopaus
Class Description: A first class in a course covering the practical use of classical Latin in spells, invocations, prayers, banishings, rituals, etc. The course does not cover all of Latin grammar, but only those parts most useful in magick. This first class teaches the use of verbs and adverbs in commands and prohibitions.  More specifically, you will learn the rules for correct Classical Latin pronunciation, suggestions for picking the best Latin word for a purpose, rules for determining the correct form of a verb, the syntax of prohibitions, the use of adverbs, and ways to modify an adverb’s meaning to better express your magickal intent. You do not need to have taken ANY other Latin classes, either within GSW or outside, in order to complete this class successfully.
Required Materials: A Latin-English dictionary that includes an English-to-Latin part.  In the class I will give recommendations.
Estimated Completion Time: 6 weeks
Prerequisites: none
Safety Precautions: none
Included Lessons:

Latin for Magickal Practice vGSW (Archived) - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor:
Class Description:

A first class in a course covering the practical use of classical Latin in spells, invocations, prayers, banishings, rituals, etc. The course does not cover all of Latin grammar, but only those parts most useful in magick. This first class teaches the use of verbs and adverbs in commands and prohibitions.  More specifically, you will learn the rules for correct Classical Latin pronunciation, suggestions for picking the best Latin word for a purpose, rules for determining the correct form of a verb, the syntax of prohibitions, the use of adverbs, and ways to modify an adverb’s meaning to better express your magickal intent. You do not need to have taken ANY other Latin classes, either within GSW or outside, in order to complete this class successfully.

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: A Latin-English dictionary (Hardcopy or online) that includes an English-to-Latin part.  In the class I will give recommendations.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Magickal Knitting--The Basics
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

Magickal Knitting—The Basics

Level 2, credits 2

Created by Sapphire Soleil for Grey School of Wizardry; edited by Katy Ravensong

For centuries, spun fibers of all kinds have been manipulated by two sticks to form a series of interconnecting loops—we call it knitting. With two simple stitches, a variety of patterns can form decorative material and each and every loop is an opportunity to knit together some magickal intent. 

In this first course of the Magickal Knitting series, students will learn the basics of the art of knitting as well as investigate ideas for magickal projects that can be used to enhance the magickal workings of any wizard.

The class will consist of several short essays and will conclude in a final project that will demonstrate the student’s new found knowledge of the Cast On, Knit, Purl, and Bind Off stitches, the basis of all future knitting projects.

While all are welcomed to join, this is a beginning class and does not expect the student to have any knitting knowledge. Those who already knit will find it redundant, but are certainly welcomed to rediscover the zen of knitting.


Required Materials: Students will need to obtain, buy or borrow, two knitting needles (sizes between 6-10 US scale), a skein of washable yarn like "Sugar and Cream", and a camera or some way to show me their final project, and they must have internet access and the ability to view videos.
Estimated Completion Time: 1-3 weeks
Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisities for this course.
Safety Precautions: Safety— Use common sense when dealing with knitting needles.  They can hurt if used incorrectly.
Included Lessons:

Making & Consecrating Magickal Tools 202: Book of Shadows
Credits: 1
Level: 2
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

Your Book of Shadows, as it is called in some traditions or Workbook in others, is arguably the most important magickal tool you will ever own. As a Wizard, you are an explorer, an adventurer, an experimenter, and a scientist. Without your BoS, you are wandering without a map; testing without a theory. Your BoS records your trials, successes, and failures so that you can make progress, not just move forward. You can see what is working and what is not, what you have tried and what is missing. All of this and you can collect the spells and recipes you like and so much more.

This class teaches several methods for making a Book of Shadows ranging from a very simple three-ring binder to creating a leather bound tome from scratch. 

Course Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to: 

1.     Explain the purpose of a Book of Shadows
2.     Create a Book of Shadows that fits their needs

3.     Dedicate and Consecrated a Book of Shadows 


Required Materials: supplies for decorating or making a book, depending on chosen method, a digital camera to take and upload photo
Estimated Completion Time: 2 weeks
Prerequisites: Magickal Tools
Safety Precautions: Youth students should have adult supervision when working with tools and sharp edges. 
Included Lessons:

Patterns of Magick
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "RitaBrightly"
Class Description:

This class investigates the patterns that organize the universe in which we live.  It invites the student to discover the underlying patterns that you can use to make sense of it all. You will make a magickal Divination Box to enable you to extract meaning from randomness. You can experiment with a popular optical illusion. You will also encounter some of the advanced concepts at the borders of magick and science.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:  

  • explore the importance of patterns in Magickal Practice.
  • learn how to recognize patterns in nature and even use them in your own magickal workings.
  • develop an understanding of the importance of patterns in scientific discovery.
  • perfect the ability to see "the larger picture" in a complex field of objects.
  • discover the danger of illusion or false symbolic patterns. 
  • apply the concept of pattern recognition to different areas of study.discover the symbolic within science and metaphysics. 

Required Materials:

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

Paper and a small box to make a simple divination box.


Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Sewing by Hand
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description: Sewing by Hand will be the first class in a series of sewing classes.  This class will help students learn the basics of sewing by hand, common stitches, common vocabulary, and provide a few ideas for magickal creations that may be sewn by hand
Required Materials: Needle(s)
Thread
Fabric of choice
Scissors
An iron would be great, but not vital.

Estimated Completion Time: 1-3 Weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Common sense precautions when dealing with scissors, needles, and irons.
Included Lessons:

Signs and Symbols
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: S­ee Grim­oire­ for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 142-149.

The magician constructs rituals so that every object in the range of the senses has a symbolic connection with the idea and intention of the ceremony. In a ritual context, signs and symbols take on a magickal quality in and of themselves, holding, creating, or augmenting the energy necessary to accomplish the desired results.
Required Materials: Grimo­ire for the Apprentice Wizard­
Estimated Completion Time: 4 – 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.­­
Safety Precautions: None.­­
Included Lessons:

The Dragon's Hoard
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

Covers the most common gemstones/metals and their different correspondences, as well as some basic gemstone magick.


Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard; supplies to make one of the following – a wand, a talisman, or a gem elixir.


Estimated Completion Time: 6-8 weeks
Prerequisites: None.

Safety Precautions:

It is required to create either a gem and metal wand or talisman which will require adult supervision for youth students. 


Included Lessons:

The Knotty Wizard 201: Simple Knot Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: "Lloydiarth"
Class Description: Knot magick has its roots in the historical practices of many of the world's cultures. This class will not only explore this rich history, but it will teach you three knots and a braid with which to work magick.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. You will also need ropes, strings or threads of various colors and types. You will also need access to a camera in order to photograph your final project. This can be as sophisticated as a digital camera or as simple as a disposable camera.
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Unobtrusive Magick for Public Places
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Aaron "Frater Adservio" Meighen
Class Description: Unfortunately, you’ll often find that you need to use magick under conditions where it is inconvenient, unlikely, or just plain unfeasible. This class makes use of simple magickal techniques to help the Apprentice Wizard to develop the skills required to cast spells in such a manner as not to arouse unwanted attention from others. Practiced diligently, the principles outlined in this class will enable the Wizard to cast spells in public without the knowledge of others around you. This course requires the completion of 7 essays (some of which take at least a week to complete) and a multiple choice final exam.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Your Sanctum Sanctorum
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: In this class we will explore the Wizard’s “Sanctum Sanctorum”, the special space devoted to magickal work and study. This class will guide you through the steps of creating your own Sanctum Sanctorum, equipping it for your Wizardly pursuits, and using it effectively. Topics covered will be the development of a magickal library, creation of a space for ritual, and constructing your own Wizard’s museum and menagerie.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Appreantice Wizard edited by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Estimated Completion Time: One month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Chaos Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

The mind in some regards can be considered an instrument of chaos. Instead of a current flowing in one predictable direction, the mind possesses a myriad of channels— potentially dispersing energy and causing intended change or working against itself, thus the wizard on this path will have the challenge of strengthening their magickal will against themselves.

Chaos magick (or sigil magick), developed by Austin Spare, as an alternative to rigorous ceremonial operations, is a practice that trains the unconscious mind through states of altered consciousness. This practice utilizes imagery; such as sigils and talismans to “bridge the gap” to the unconscious mind, which incorporates the personal beliefs and will of the magician, who accepts the chaos oriented philosophy— “nothing is true everything is permitted.” This frees the magician from heavy structured or regimented practices and traditional paradigms to create change and embrace universal life-force magick.

Chaos Magic is an approach that enables the individual to use anything that s/he thinks is suitable as a temporary belief or symbol system. –Phil Hine, Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magick.

As I previously mentioned this practice encourages the magician to enter into an altered state of consciousness (through meditation, exhaustive exercise, fasting, various emotional states, etc.) at which time the practitioner then focuses on a custom designed symbol or sigil that represents the specific condition that is sought.

In this class we will discuss the historical significance, foundational tenets of the practice, altered states of consciousness, sigil creation and embellishment to create the desired change or experience.


Required Materials:

A quite place to work, paper, various writing and drawing implements, a magickal journal, and an open mind.


Estimated Completion Time: 4 Weeks
Prerequisites:

Core Energy Practices 102 Section D, E, or F or Core Energy Practices 102 Section A, B, C


Safety Precautions:

Working or experimenting with various states of gnosis can be unbalancing. Please be sure you are proficient with a variety of grounding techniques.


Included Lessons:

Correspondences
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: If we see the whole of the universe as having unseen dimensions, as we do in magick, then there are ­innumerable possible connections between those dimensi­ons or worlds. Correspondences are the invisible but powerful links between the worlds and can be used to conv­ey the mag­ical messages. Learn the significance of the elements, the planets, and more. (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp.131-141).
­
This class is a prerequisite for Planetary Correspondences (Magickal Practice, L4).
Required Materials: None­.
Estimated Completion Time: 6 – 8 weeks
Prerequisites: None­.
Safety Precautions: None­.
Included Lessons:

Crystal and Stone Formulary 301
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "RitaBrightly"
Class Description: Many wizards are attracted to the magickal properties of gemstones, rocks and crystals. They have many magickal uses including healing, altar ornamentation, storing e­nergy or knowledge, connecting with other realms, and spellcraft. The purpose of this series is to c­reate a "formulary" of different crystals. Each class will teach about the various uses of crystals as magickal tools, with the student choosing one crystal to focus on in each class. The student will learn how to commune with and care for their crystal as well as several methods for working with their chosen gemstone. This initial class will allow a choice of the following crystals with generally peaceful energies:
  • Agate: Blue Lace, Botswana, Dendritic (sometimes called Tree), Fire, Green, Moss
  • Amethyst (not chevron)
  • Aquamarine
  • Calcite: Blue, Clear, Golden, Green, Orange, Pink (Mangano), Red
  • Chalcedony: Blue, Pink, Red, White
  • Citrine
  • Fluorite: Blue, Clear, Green, Purple, Yellow
  • Moonstone
  • Quartz: Blue, Clear, Green, Rose, Rutilated, Smoky, Snow, Tourmalinated
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Tiger's Eye: Blue, Golden, Red
  • Topaz: Blue, Clear, Golden/Yellow

Note: Please do not choose a crystal before enrolling. Your choice is part of the process of this class.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. Access to crystal reference materials, and a sample of the chosen crystal or stone. Some basic kitchen supplies (containers, jars, water etc.) may also be required.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 weeks
Prerequisites: Core Energy Practices 101: Centering, Grounding, and the Senses (Psychic Arts, L1) and Core Energy Practices 102: Cleansing, Shielding, and Meditating (Psychic Arts, L1). Safety and Herb Use (Wortcunning, L1) and Magickal Healing: An Introduction (Healing, L1) are recommended, but not required.
Safety Precautions: Some people may experience mild energetic disturbances while working with crystals. The student is expected to follow safe kitchen practices.
Included Lessons:

Dancing the Runes 301: Meet the Collectives
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Alex "Emrhys Starhawk" Lafountain
Class Description:

Several years ago, I awoke to a whole new way of interacting with runic energies. Not as merely abstract energies, but as 'collectives' of sentient beings embodying the many different essences of what the rune itself symbolizes. This class is the third in a series designed to help you to both see the runic energies inherent in all things and to learn to work with rune energies as 'collectives' of sentient spirit beings. In this class you will begin to work with the runic collectives themselves and get to meet my own runic guides who will 'speak' here on behalf of their respective collectives.



Required Materials:

You will need the rune set you made or purchased during the Runic Energies class. You will need the journal you kept for the previous classes. Additionally, you will need a small tea-light holder and a supply of tea lights.



Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites:

Dancing the Runes 201: Runic Energies


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Ancient Hebrew in Magickal Practice
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Aaron "Frater Adservio" Meighen
Class Description:

In the forms of ceremonial magick widely practiced today, as descended in particular from the Golden Dawn tradition and the Western/Hermetic streams of thought in general, the Hebrew language is used extensively.

This class does not aim to teach mastery of Hebrew as a written or spoken language. Instead, it looks at the Hebrew alphabet from the same mystical position used by rabbis and occultists for thousands of years; that each letter is a Divine Mystery, created and empowered by God, with special innate powers and meanings quite disconnected from their mere linguistic value.

The student in this class will explore these mystical interpretations of the Hebrew letters as well as make brief forays into using this knowledge to examine the Hebrew Names of Power often used for angels, archangels, sephiroth, and more.


Required Materials: None

Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in "Introduction to Qabbalah."

Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Linguistics - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description: Linguistics is the scientific study of human languages. In this class students will learn an overview of the nature of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and language change.
Required Materials: an internet connection and an open mind
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 months
Prerequisites: Writing & Citing: How Not to Plagiarize
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Latin 301: Introduction to Verbs
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

This class is the first of two Latin classes which will help the aspiring wizard to learn the basics of this ancient language. This class introduces the student to verbs -- the first and most important component of any language a wizard chooses to learn.  It will help the student to write and understand very basic commands and to begin to master basic English and Latin grammar. It is broken down into short, easy to follow lessons and is accessible to those with no experience in learning a foreign language.  There are nine assignments consisting of grammar exercises.  While these are somewhat lengthy, no research essays are required for this course.  


Required Materials:

Latin students should have access to, the following books:  (1) a Latin dictionary and (2) an English dictionary which contains etymological information.

Recommended editions:

New College Latin & English Dictionary, Revised Edition,  John Traupman, 2005 (or any previous edition)

The American Heritage Dictionary, 5th Edition Houghton Mifflin Company, 2012

The Online American Heritage Dictionary.  <https://ahdictionary.com >

There are several good Latin dictionaries online which may be used instead.

Adobe Flash Player and Real Player are both recommended for this class. They are available at no charge from safe download websites. You need not worry about any of the upgrades for which a fee is charged.

 


Estimated Completion Time: 6-8 Weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Magickal Eggs
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description: This class focuses on several techniques to decorate magickal eggs: natural egg dyes and decorating techniques from a variety of cultures including the Huichol Indians of the Mexican Sierra Madre, Russia, and the Ukraine. During the class the student will get some hands-on experience in decorating eggs, and many tips are given on to accomplish the desired designs and results. The magickal aspects of the class include learning to make “spelled eggs”, and Mexican cascarones, a type of egg that bestows blessings on others. The student will make three different magickal eggs in the course of the class.
Required Materials:

Eggs, decorating supplies and tools depending on the projects chosen.


Estimated Completion Time: about 2 – 3 weeks
Prerequisites:

None


Safety Precautions:

Depending on the projects chosen, youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.


Included Lessons:

Making & Consecrating Magickal Tools 302 - The Black Mirror
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Scrying is the ancient art of clairvoyance achieved by concentrating on an object-usually one with a reflective surface, until visions appear. The black mirror is a scrying device used to induce altered states through which contact with spirits or divination is possible. In this class, we will explore the traditional methods of creating such a mirror. The end result will be that the student creates his or her own mirror.  


Required Materials: Glass, herbs, paint, felt, and other materials used to make the mirror
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 months
Prerequisites: none
Safety Precautions: Safety used when handling glass and herbs. 
Included Lessons:

Stone Magic 301 - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

In this class, students learn about magical stones, their properties, and how to use them. You may work with an existing collection of stones if you have such available; otherwise you will need to start a collection.


Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: none
Included Lessons:

Cryomagick: Introduction to Ice Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Anne "Hawthorn" Duthers
Class Description:

Students of Introduction to Ice Magick will learn the properties of various forms of ice and be opened to a new way of thinking about all matter. Students will learn about the geometric formation of crystals relative to their temperature during their development. This will include the various phases of ice development. Students will learn about ice as a biome and some practical uses for ice as well as how it can be a powerful magickal tool in relation to each branch of magick.


Required Materials:

Ice, Freezer, Water


Estimated Completion Time: 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions:

When working with any element caution must be exercised, even frozen water can be dangerous if mishandled.  


Included Lessons:

Folk Crafts 401: Plant Materials
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description: Many folk crafts were used for magickal purposes, and many such crafts over time have employed a large variety of plant materials. The materials used tended to be whatever was regionally available, and often something that could not be used as a food source, such as wheat straws or corn husks. Pine needles and cones, raffia, pressed or dried flowers, bark, and twigs were also often used.
Required Materials: Craft materials for four different projects, chosen by the student. Cost of the materials will vary. A camera to take pictures of your crafts in digital format.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions:

Many crafts employ sharp tools, such as knives, scissors, and needles, and care should be taken in handling them.  Younger students should have adult supervision. Straw stars may require the use of a hot iron to iron wet straw. Burns from either the iron itself or from the escaping steam are possible. Everyone should take care not to burn themselves, and youth students should work under adult supervision.  


Included Lessons:

Heraldic Arts
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

 This class will focus on what Heralds know.  A brief overview of European heraldry will be given followed by lessons on the five major colors, two metals and the furs that make up all heraldry.  We’ll also look at the Ordinaries and Sub-Ordinaries or patterns of heraldry, take a glimpse at some of the animals, their positions, and other symbols heraldry uses and finally, we will explore the complex language of canting and emblazoning at a fundamental level and seek ways to bring this ancient art into our magickal lives.

Formerly titled Introduction to European Heraldic Devices 


Required Materials:

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 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Heraldic Beasts (and where to find them)
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

Animals appear in heraldry around the world. Not every coat-of-arms features an animal charge, but many of them do, and animal symbolism forms a key part of heraldic meaning. This class explores the use of real and imaginary creatures in heraldry.

Formerly titled Heraldry 601: Animals as Charges


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard.
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Literary Linguistics: Elvish Tengwar
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Debra "Serenity" Muckenfuss
Class Description:

The main emphasis of this class it to familiarize students with the beautiful written script of JRR Tolkien’s Elvish alphabet and to briefly explore the language of the elves themselves.  Students will learn the Tengwar, or the alphabet, some of the different ways to write it, and explore different ways to use this wonderful literary language for magickal applications.  References for a more in-depth study will be given so students may pursue that area in full.  


Required Materials: Access to a scanner or digital camera for turning in some assignments. 
Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Planetary Correspondences
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: An in-depth exploration of the seven classical planets in magical terms, including not ­only the usual list of which colors, metals, stones, and so on belong to each, but also why these were originally chosen, and some ideas for updating some of the more obscure or hazardous choices to be more useful today. Memorization of much of the material on page 138 of the Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard will be required, along with several essays.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard­
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of Correspondences­ (Magickal Practice, L3)­.
Safety Precautions: None­.
Included Lessons:

Solomonic Folk Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

Solomonic Folk Magick is a hybridized practice, which incorporates mixed Kabbalah, the Solomonic Tradition, and elements of candle and folk magick to establish the spiritual authority, communication, and resonance of a specific current to perform relevant workings without the complete Solomonic operation, as outlined in the grimoire.

In this course we will be discussing the origins and tradition of Solomonic magick, relevant celestial and planetary energies, ritual tools, consecrations, and ritual timing specified within The Greater Key of Solomon grimoire.

The material in this course prepares the student to conduct a Solomonic Folk Magick ritual if they choose, as a final exam assignment. An alternative assignment can be completed for those who wish to forgo the practical work.


Required Materials:

All of the text materials needed to work within this system are provided within the class, however, a copy of The Key of Solomon the King by MacGregor Mathers (Wieser Books, 2000) is recommended or access to The Key of Solomon (Clavicula Salomonis) most recently revised by Joseph H. Peterson located at the Esoteric Archives http://www.esotericarchives.com/solomon/ksol.htm

You will also need a variety of colored candles (tapered and novenas), various herbs, incenses, oils, and markers. Inexpensive white ceramic plates or tiles, a censor, self-igniting charcoal, access to a printer or drawing implements to recreate chosen pentacles of the system.


Estimated Completion Time: 4-8 Weeks
Prerequisites:

Core Energy Practices 102 Section D, E, or F or Core Energy Practices 102 Section A, B, C, and Candle Magick

Recommended but not required Cleansing and Purification and Magickal Tools 


Safety Precautions:

General candle and ritual safety


Included Lessons:

The Magickal World
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: Yes, there really is a world of magick beyond the boundaries of the Mundane. Just over that hill, or inside that forest, or behind those doors, or down that country road, there are magickal people gathering. Come along in this class and explore some of the places where people wear fancy jewelry and headdresses, men walk in kilts, and women in long, flowing gowns. In this class you will research where this Magickal World is located within your community … or at least within driving distance of your home. Participation in at least one event in the Magickal World, as well as a report about your experience, are requirements of this class.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Transportation to the event of your choice in the Magickal World
Possible admission fee and/or other contribution to the event of your choice
Estimated Completion Time: about one month, plus the time spent at the event
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

The Wizard’s Guide to Entomology 101: (Ants, Bees, and Fireflies)
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Timothy "ShadowFox" Shay
Class Description:

The seeker of the insect spirit draws upon the ancient quintessence of nature’s energy, which manifests as a shared consciousness between spirit and practitioner. It is then cultivated, honored, intertwined with intent, and “released” to perform work. The medicine or magick of insect spirits, which has been feared and revered by various cultures throughout the ages are the companions of the magickal practioner.

This class will focus on identifying various types of insects, their behaviors, and how they can be worked with in magickal practice.


Required Materials: Magickal Journal, writing implements, containers to collect insect exoskeletons or access to images of ants, bees, or fireflies
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 Weeks
Prerequisites:

1) Core Energy Practices 102 Section A, B, C and Meditation 101

OR  Core Energy Practices 102 Section D, E, F (the content of Meditation 101 is covered in these three sections)

2) Spell Craft

3) Recommended but not required: How Sorcery Works 


Safety Precautions: Youth students should have parental permission before requesting this class. Students that have allergies or potential anaphylactic reactions to insect stings should use alternative assignments. 

Included Lessons:

Introduction to Magickal Metalwork
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: "Lloydiarth"
Class Description:

This class focuses on the mundane and magickal properties of metal. In addition to learning how various types of metal are used daily in Mundania, students will learn how metals can be used in magickal practice. The lessons herein include:

A.     Invaluable information on planetary and elemental correspondences of different metals;

B.     Examples of how metals can be used in a magickal act; and

C.     Students will be introduced to techniques for cutting, shaping, and attaching metal.

Upon completion of this class, the student will have an understanding of what types of metal to select for specific magickal purposes and will have basic knowledge of how to use metalwork as a magickal craft.

 


Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the

 Apprentice Wizard. The Grimoire has a correspondence chart that includes listings for metal, which will prove invaluable in these lessons; and the Companion has a project to teach students how to make amulets using metal wire.

There are many other books available on the use of metal in magick, and some of those are listed above the bibliography.    

Students may need other hand tools, depending on project selections. In certain cases, students will be required to have PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Be sure to carefully read all safety warnings below. 

 


Estimated Completion Time: 2 to 3 weeks
Prerequisites:

None


Safety Precautions:

Safety in this class is of paramount importance. Students will be given basic information about a cutting torch, soldering iron, and welding equipment. Students will not be required to use this equipment. However, some students may opt to visit a welding shop as part of a project. If that’s the case, eye protection will be required. Check with shop owner to see if eye protection can be borrowed. Otherwise, eye protection can be acquired at any store that sells welding and burning supplies.

 


Included Lessons:

Magickal Dances
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description:

This class focuses on magickal dances as a transcendental language for celebration, communication with deities, sprits, and other entities, meditation, personal empowerment, holistic healing, and raising energy. The class will cover magickal dances from around the world in history and theory, and also provide instructions for the execution of both group and individual dances. Students will be required to try at least two solo dance types, and to participate in a community dance event.


Required Materials:

Appropriate clothes and shoes for your chosen styles of dances.


Estimated Completion Time: about 2 – 3 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Always stretch out before dancing or any other strenuous activity.  If you have health problems that might make dancing risky for you, then you should consult your regular health care provider before enrolling in this Class. As with any physical activity, minor injuries are possible. Please be aware of basic First Aid procedures to treat sports injuries.
Included Lessons:

Making and Consecrating Tools 501
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

This class focuses on some tools commonly used by Wizards, including the athamé, boline, censer, pantacle, cauldron, and besom. In this class we look at the “arts and crafts” part of making or personalizing the tools as well as means of consecration and dedication. You will make three of the six tools listed. You will also consecrate your tools and attune them to you, as well as learn about their basic ceremonial uses.

Course Objectives

 At the end of this class, the student will be able to:

- List common Magickal Tools terms and concepts. (Knowledge)

- Create two specific magickal tools like the Wand and Chalice. (Application)

- Create specific consecration rituals for your new tools and altar. (Application)

- Create your Magickal Altar. (Application)

- Create and perform a consecration ritual for your altar. (Application)

- Choose future tools to create for personal use. (Application) 


Required Materials:

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon. Companion for the Apprentice Wizard.  Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2006. Print. 

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

Materials for the tools you create in this class, depending on your choice of materials as described in the Lessons.


Estimated Completion Time: about 8 – 10 weeks
Prerequisites:

Magickal Tools (L1, 2c)


Safety Precautions:

Depending on the projects chosen, youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.


Included Lessons:

The Tree Ogham and Magic
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: By the end of this class, you should have an understanding of how the individual trees, or their parts, can be used in your magical practice. This knowledge will be the basis for furthering your understanding of magic.  You should also have an understanding of how the oghams can be used to divine the course or path that your magic should take.
Required Materials: Oghams: the Secret Language of the Druids” by Rev. Skip Ellison is required reading for this course. The ISBN of the book is 097656811X. It can be ordered through the following link, Amazon.
Estimated Completion Time: 2 months.
Prerequisites:

“The History of the Oghams” in the Lore Department & “Tree Oghams and Divination” class in the Divination Department.


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Advanced Magickal Practices
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: "Nicholas Kingsley"
Class Description: This class will focus on ways of weaving together the various branches of Magickal Practice, arts, crafts, magickal languages, and magickal techniques, for use in individual rituals and habitual activities. 
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, both edited by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Estimated Completion Time: about 3 – 4 weeks
Prerequisites: “Introduction to Magical Practice” AND either “Composing Rituals” OR “Conducting a Ritual”
Safety Precautions: Depending on the projects chosen, youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.
Included Lessons:

Linguistics 601: An Introduction to English Prime
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description:

“E-Prime,” a shortening of “English Prime,” refers to a modified form of the English language that does not use the verb “to be” in any of its forms; thereby, greatly reducing the instances of assigned identity, location, state of existence, and predication typically caused by the use this verb.  Many advocates of E-Prime believe that it enforces linguistic rationality and that widespread usage could possibly change the way we think, not just the way we speak.  This class uses E-Prime throughout and all submitted homework assignments require the use of E-Prime.  Students entering this class should first have a firm understanding of Standard English grammar.    


Required Materials: This class requires some additional online reading outside of the class materials but no textbook. 
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: a firm understanding of Standard English grammar
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Making and Consecrating Tools 601
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: This class focuses on the more esoteric tools used by Wizards, including the divining rod, stang, scepter, sword, scourge, and speculum. The class focuses on the “arts and crafts” part of making the tools. In this class, you will make four of the six tools listed. You will also consecrate your tools and attune them to you, as well as learn about their basic ceremonial or divinatory uses.
Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard 105, 182-183, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 47 – 50.

Materials for the tools you create in this class, depending on your choice of materials as described in the Lessons.


Estimated Completion Time: 8 - 10 weeks
Prerequisites: Magickal Tools (L1, 2c)
Safety Precautions: Depending on the projects chosen, youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Practice 799A: Practicum Lecture
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

You have nearly completed your Major in Magickal Practice. This Practicum culminates that course of study, giving you close one-on-one interaction with your Professor. Here you will explore how to move from classroom study to real-life applications of your chosen field. You will plan and produce a significant work of Magickal Practice, your Final Project. Note: The Practicum is a paired Class. You must enroll and work in both sections, Magickal Practice 799a and Magickal Practice 799b, simultaneously.

 

This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.



Required Materials: Required textbooks or materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 98-149, 196-204, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, pp.40 – 66. Materials for your final project, depending on your choice of project.
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: Students must be Seventh Level, majoring in Magickal Practice, and have completed all other Magickal Practice Major requisites already. Magister students will not be accepted.
Safety Precautions: Depending on the final project chosen, Youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Practice 799B: Practicum Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description: You have nearly completed your Major in Magickal Practice. This Practicum culminates that course of study, giving you close one-on-one interaction with your Professor. Here you will explore how to move from classroom study to real-life applications of your chosen field. You will plan and produce a significant work of Magickal Practice, your Final Project. Note: The Practicum is a paired Class. You must enroll and work in both sections, Magickal Practice 799a and Magickal Practice 799b, simultaneously. This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.



Required Materials: Required textbooks or materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 98-149, 196-204, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard, pp.40 – 66. Materials for your final project, depending on your choice of project.
Estimated Completion Time: 8-12 weeks
Prerequisites: Students must be Seventh Level, majoring in Magickal Practice, and have completed all other Magickal Practice Major requisites already. Magister students will not be accepted. 
Safety Precautions: Depending on the final project chosen, Youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.
Included Lessons:

Making and Consecrating Tools 701: Your Staff
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: "Elthadrail"
Class Description:

This class teaches some of the ways in which you can make your own Wizard’s staff. The class focuses primarily on the arts and crafts aspects of making your staff, but also includes lessons on selecting appropriate wood, consecration and attunement. In the course of the class, you will be required to construct your own staff.


Required Materials:

Required textbooks or materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 104-105, 182-183, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard,  pp. 47 – 50. Materials for the staff you create in this class, depending on your choice of materials as described in the Lessons.


Estimated Completion Time: about 8 – 10 weeks
Prerequisites:

Magickal Tools (L1, 2c)


Safety Precautions:

Depending on the craft techniques chosen, youth students should get adult supervision and adults should take care while crafting any project.


Included Lessons:

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