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GSW Clock Tower
24 May 2017, 12:30 pm

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: "Tau Peristera"
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:

Spellcraft vGSW
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor:
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.

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: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Spellcraft X vGSW
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "Tau Peristera"
Class Description:

*(Section X of the class: Spellcraft) 

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.

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 two 1 hour per week sessions with a week off for assignments, 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: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
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:

Introduction to Magickal Practices
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Tau Peristera"
Class Description: In this class you will begin thinking more about magick: what it is, different practices and practitioners, magickal timing, the colors of magick, talents versus skills, magick and memory, and more. Note: This class is a revision and expansion of a previous class (Magickal Practices 101); it contains mostly new content, and those who took the previous class will benefit from taking this one as well.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Tools
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: James "Tau Heosphoros" Baker
Class Description: (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 103-111.) 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.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard.
Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: Youth students should get adult supervision for craft activities; adult students should follow basic safety precautions in craft activities.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Tools vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

(See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 103-111.) 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.

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.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: Youth students should get 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: "Tau Peristera"
Class Description: This is a crash 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.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Role of the Gold Wizard
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
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: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
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: James "Tau Heosphoros" Baker
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
Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard



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:

Candle Magick vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Tau Peristera"
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.


Required Materials: At least one candle of choice
Anointing Oil
Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 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: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
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:

Image Transfer for the Poor and Impatient
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

In this class the student will learn to transfer a magazine image to a piece of artwork. It is the first class to offer both the traditional class format as well as an alternative choice to view the lessons as a presentation similar to Power Point without having to do all that reading!  

The techniques covered will be how to transfer an image by using gel medium as well as packing tape to enhance personal artwork, greeting cards, journal pages and the like.  This class was originally taught at the 2013 PNW conclave. 


Required Materials:

Images from a magazine, paper on which to put the image, gel medium of choice, packing tape, water, scissors, paint brush or foam brush, lint free paper towels or rag, something to protect your work surface.  The materials list will be discussed at length in lesson 2 of the class.

 


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

Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor:
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. You may use the table at Terry Donnelly’s Egyptian Page: http://wesheb.tdonnelly.org/etrans.html
  2. A way to write, draw, or type hieroglyphs and send them to me.

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

Kitchen Wizardry - 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.
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
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 - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
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: "Tau Peristera"
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. 


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 - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: This Class will show you how the universe is put together, and the underlying patterns that can make sense of it all. You will make a magickal Divination Box to enable you to extract meaning from randomness. Here you will also encounter some of the advanced concepts at the borders of magick and science.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time:
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 Dragon's Hoard (archived) - This class is not accepting students at this time.
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: You will need to read the book The Demon Awakens by RA Salvatore.

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: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
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: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
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: Rowan "Rowan Starr" Starr
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:

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: "Ambika Devi"
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:

Latin 301: Introduction to Verbs - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor:
Class Description:

This class is the first in a series of Latin classes which will help the aspiring wizard to learn the basics of this mysterious ancient language. This first class introduces the student to verbs: the first and most important component to any language a wizard chooses to dabble in. The course will lay the groundwork for more complicated spellwork. It will help to 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.

Completion of First Studies in Latin does not replace taking this class for other Latin classes which may require this as a pre-requisite.

This class consists of 19 short assignments.


Required Materials:

Latin students are expected to acquire, or 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 (publisher: Bantam, ISBN: 0553573012)

The American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition (publisher: Dell, ISBN: 0440237017)

Adobe Flash Player and Real Player are both required for this class. They are available at no charge from the following 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: "KatyRavensong"
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: "Tau Peristera"
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:

Cryomagick: Introduction to Ice Magick
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
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:

Planetary Correspondences
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: James "Tau Heosphoros" Baker
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:

The Magickal World
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
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:

Introduction to Magickal Metalwork
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
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: "Tau Peristera"
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.


Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 104-105, 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: 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:

Wandmaking: Copper Wands and Staves
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Rowan "Rowan Starr" Starr
Class Description: This class is designed to teach you about wand and staff making. Who hasn’t yearned for a fairy godmother with a wand who can magic problems into solutions? Who hasn’t watched The Lord of the Rings and wanted a staff of their own like Gandalf’s? In this course you will learn the concepts of how and why wands and staves work. Step by step, you will be instructed how to construct your own wand or staff. You will learn what the wands and staves can and cannot do, the advantages of having different wands or staves for different purposes, and the proper and ethical way in which to use these tools. By the end of the course, you will have created your own wand or staff step by step through the course work, and another one after the course as your final exam.
Required Materials: You will need to have or to acquire certain items to create your wand or staff: length of metal piping or wood for the body of the wand, suitable stone for the capstone, a junior hacksaw, needle nosed pliers, ‘liquid nails’ glue and also an all purpose craft glue, small hammer, journal, camera, etc.. Some of these items – such as the capstone – will be for this item only. Other of these items – such as the needle nosed pliers – can be used again and again.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: You must be at least 15 years old to take this class.
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Advanced Magickal Practices
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: Alex "Emrhys Starhawk" Lafountain
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: "Tau Peristera"
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: "Tau Peristera"
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: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
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: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
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: "Tau Peristera"
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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