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Department of Psychic Arts Class Listing

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


Core Energy Practices 101 A: vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

vGSW Core Energy Practices 101 A & 102 A, are taught on virtual campus. They are identical to Core Energy Practices 101 & 102 B, or C. Take either A, B or C to fulfill the level requirements.   

New lessons from this course are presented weekly on virtual Campus in rotation with lessons from Core Energy Practices 102 A. Please register for this course and submit assignments in the usual manner. Class meetings are also open to audit for students who have previously completed the course.  

A small handful of energy practices appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work because they are crucial to raise and control energy in a way that is effective, as well as safe and pleasant for the practitioner.

Many of them you will find covered in more detail or variation in other classes at Grey School. Because they are so important to work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.


Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites:

A co-requisite of Core Energy Practices 102.  These two may be taken together.

vGSW Orientation in Alchemy Dept.(or concurrent), for vCampus attendance. 

This course can be completed without visiting virtual campus, however it is designed to support real-time lecture and discussion in that venue. 


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Core Energy Practices 101 B: Centering, Grounding, and the Senses
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: I­ntroduction by EstaraT’shirai and Crow Dragontree

There are a small handful of energy practices which appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work, because they are crucial to being able to raise and control energy in a way that is safe and pleasant, and to keeping your head together in the process. You will find them in different forms in different places; many of them you will find covered in more detail and more variations in other classes at Grey Sc­hool. Because it is so important to understand and use them in some basic form to do any other work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.

***Core Energy Practises 101 A, B, and C are identical. These classes function on a rotating basis. If you have taken one section, you do not need to take the other two.***
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Core Energy Practices 101 C: Centering, Grounding, and the Senses
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

Introduction by EstaraT’shirai and Crow Dragontree


There is a small handful of energy practices which appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work, because they are crucial to being able to raise and control energy in a way that is safe and pleasant, and to keeping your head together in the process. You will find them in different forms in different places; many of them you will find covered in more detail and more variations in other classes at Grey School. Because it is so important to understand and use them in some basic form to do any other work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.


***Core Energy Practises 101 A, B, and C are identical. These classes function on a rotating basis. If you have taken one section, you do not need to take the other two.***



Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Core Energy Practices 102 A: vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

vGSW Core Energy Practices 101 A & 102 A, are taught on virtual campus. They are identical to Core Energy Practices 101 & 102 B, or C. Take either A, B or C to fulfill the level requirements.   

New lessons from this course are presented weekly on virtual Campus in rotation with lessons from Core Energy Practices 101 A. Please register for this course and submit assignments in the usual manner. Class meetings are also open to audit for students who have previously completed the course.  

A small handful of energy practices appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work because they are crucial to raise and control energy in a way that is effective, as well as safe and pleasant for the practitioner.

Many of them you will find covered in more detail or variation in other classes at Grey School. Because they are so important to work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.


Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 2 to 4 weeks
Prerequisites:

A co-requisite of Core Energy Practices 101.  These two may be taken together.

vGSW Orientation in Alchemy Dept.(or concurrent), for vCampus attendance. 

This course can be completed without visiting virtual campus, however it is designed to support real-time lecture and discussion in that venue. 


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Core Energy Practices 102 B: Cleansing, Shielding, and Meditating
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: Introduction by EstaraT’shirai and Crow Dragontree

There is a small handful of energy practices which appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work, because they are crucial to being able to raise and control energy in a way that is safe and pleasant, and to keeping your head together in the process. You will find them in different forms in different places; many of them you will find covered in more detail and more variations in other classes at Grey School. Because it is so important to understand and use them in some basic form to do any other work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.

***Core Energy Practises 102 A, B, and C are identical. These classes function on a rotating basis. If you have taken one section, you do not need to take the other two.***
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Core Energy Practices 102 C: Cleansing, Shielding, and Meditating
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

Introduction by EstaraT’shirai and Crow Dragontree


There is a small handful of energy practices which appear in most different styles of magical and spiritual work, because they are crucial to being able to raise and control energy in a way that is safe and pleasant, and to keeping your head together in the process. You will find them in different forms in different places; many of them you will find covered in more detail and more variations in other classes at Grey School. Because it is so important to understand and use them in some basic form to do any other work effectively and safely, we present the basics here so that you can begin to practice them right away.


***Core Energy Practises 102 A, B, and C are identical. These classes function on a rotating basis. If you have taken one section, you do not need to take the other two.***



Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Exploring Your Magickal Heritage
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: This class is a lighthearted look at who we might be if we have otherworldly ancestors. This is not such a wild idea as it first appears, for there are indeed Incarnate Angels, Incar­nate Elementals, Starpeople, and other such beings walking the face of the world today. Have you ever felt that you never belonged anywhere, that your family always told you that you were "different," or been the brunt of bullying or other people's jokes? Have you ever wondered just where your magickal abilities might have originated, or why you tend to find yourself in the same kinds of situations? Through a really fun quiz, and then interpretations of the answers of the quiz, this class is aimed at helping you find just such answers.

Please note that this class relies heavily on audio-­visual material.
Required Materials: This clas­s relies heavily on audio visual material such as films, television programs, and other media. Studen­ts wil­l be allowed to request alternative assignments in the event that the material used in the class is not available to them.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 - 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None­­
Safety Precautions: None­
Included Lessons:

Introduction to the Senses
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

Clairvoyants often get annoyed at people talking about clairvoyancy, because so very few people understand what it truly means. The general public tends to think that anyone who reads Tarot cards or can sense things is clairvoyant. The truth is that this word literally means clear seeing. There are other words that describe other senses which can be used for esoteric purposes. This class examines that, and how these senses can be employed in daily life.


Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: Approximatley 4 Weeks.
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Meditation 101
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: The goal of this class is to teach you basic techniques in meditation. We will explore a wide variety of different types to discover which one works best for you. A regular practice of meditation will help you in both your wizardly development and your mundane life. We will also look at basic concepts in autosuggestion and the use of affirmations.­
Required Materials: A magickal journal.
Estimated Completion Time: 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.­
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction and Overview of the Chakra System
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

This is an introduction to the Chakra system. Chakra means “wheel” and is a Sanskrit term from India that is used to describe energy vortexes or centers of the body. Chakras are found in the Etheric or Astral bodies, rather than the physical one. Energy is stored in the Chakras which can be used for overall health, for raising energy for magick, and in meditation. This class will give you simple methods for raising energy in the Chakras for these purposes. Please refer to the pictures included in this class.

Please send all correspondence to AmbikaDevi@greyschool.com.

I do my best to log on both to the school as well as to my email every day or two but it might take me a couple of days to reply to any questions or comments.  I welcome the opportunity for discussion and debate, either in the class essays or with me personally about any given material presented.  All questions are valid and I look forward to hearing from you.

Disability Policy: If you have a learning disability or any other limitation that might hinder your performance in this Class, please notify me as soon as you enroll; I will provide extra assistance or other considerations if at all possible.”

Note: Please refer to the table of correspondences for the chakras in Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pg. 137-139. This material is essential for each lesson, and you are expected to be familiar with it.

Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 months
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Martial Magick
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

INTRODUCTION TO MARTIAL MAGICK

Description:

Defense and offense are not the only skills taught in the martial arts. A wizard who can see beyond the surface will notice a plethora of magick skills usually taught as a byproduct of training. In this class we will explore various categories and forms of martial arts along with some brief history and of course the underlying magick.

Class Lessons:

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: What Makes a Martial Art?
  • Lesson 2: Classifications and Forms
  • Lesson 3: Origins and History
  • Lesson 4: Underlying Magickal Principles
  • Lesson 5: Finding a Martial Art that is Right for You

Required Materials:

There are 21 photos that illustrate various martial arts and their magick.


Estimated Completion Time: 5 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Martial Magick vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

Defense and offense are not the only skills taught in the martial arts. A wizard who can see beyond the surface will notice a plethora of magick skills usually taught as a byproduct of training. In this class we will explore various categories and forms of martial arts along with some brief history and of course the underlying magick.

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: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Zen Practices
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description:

“Zen” Buddhism involves some very old Psychic Arts practices. You can practice Zen without being a Buddhist, and mastering the practices will help you with other Psychic Arts practices. This class will give a brief overview of the history of Zen Buddhism and introduce you to a few practices that you will try out and report on in your assignments.


Required Materials: Depends on the chosen assignments.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of the classes Core Energy Practices and Meditation 101
Safety Precautions: If the student chooses to conduct the tea ceremony, s/he will be handling hot water. Youth students should get adult supervision and adult students should exercise care with this activity.
Included Lessons:

Perchance to Dream
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: Enter the World of Dreams. Learn to remember, interpret, and control your dreams.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Dreamwork 301
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: ­

You can ­do magic in your sleep! Sound impossible? It’s not. This class introduces and explores some of the specific types and techniques of dream magic.

Wizards understand the power of dreams. These visions activate our subconscious minds and put us in touch with subtler realities than that of the waking world. Dreamspace is a realm of magic and mystery, where the things we say, do and discover can resonate into our everyday lives. To channel this power effectively, there are many techniques you can explore. 

Course Objectives

  1. Learn about brain waves and sleep phases.
  2. Distinguish among different types of dreams. 
  3. Remember what you dream. 
  4. Keep a dream diary. 
  5. Create your own dictionary of dream symbolism. 
  6. Consider the ethics of working magic in dreams. 
  7. Become familiar with various types of dream magic. 
  8. Practice using several techniques of dream magic. 
  9. Explore magical materials and objects useful in dreamwork.­

Required Materials:

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

A dream journal or a blank book. 

Lesson eight: Recommended Reading asks you to read a book about dreams and report on what you've read.  

Craft supplies for either a dreamcatcher or a dream pillow.


Estimated Completion Time: Four to six weeks
Prerequisites: Perchance to Dream­ (Psychic Arts)­
Safety Precautions: Youth should have parental supervision to complete craft projects.
Included Lessons:

Energy: Introduction to Theory & Practice
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: Have you ever wondered exactly what energy is, or how we use it for our magickal purposes? Did you know that we all use energy every second of every day to make decisions on a subconscious level? Did you know that you can purposefully use this energy if you only realis­ed that you use it already? Would realising this make magickal workings easier? Of course it would. There has to be an easier way to find and use this energy and in my own personal journey I've found the way that works for me. It's this information that I want to share with you.

While it is true that no two people will understand energy or how to use it in exactly the same way, I have noted that there are some similarities across the board, things that make sense to all of us no matter what path we choose. By the end of the class, you will have additional tools with which to consider how you personally understand energy and the magick you can create with it. You will be able to develop your own personal theories and grow your path in a way that makes sense to you.
Required Materials: None­­.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 - 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None­­.
Safety Precautions: Some temporary discomfort may be experienced when working with unfamiliar energy or techniques.
Included Lessons:

Magickal Skills
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: T­he purpose of this class is to teach you how to start putting what you have lea­rned about metaphysical energies into practice. You've taken some classes to explore this, and you may have found where your own talents lie by now. You understand how to behave ethically and when it is right or not right to use your magic. Now it is time to rea­lly start to put this into practice. Some of the lessons are quite lengthy; you will need to be prepared to take good notes. This class will also present to you a series of exercises for you to do. Each exercise needs to be repeated a number of times, and you will be asked to write an essay on your findings. Some of the tasks will involve working with a partner; please ensure you have someone with whom you can do the work before you enroll in the class.
Required Materials: A journal of blank, unlined pages, or separate sheets of paper that can be put into a ring binder ­or poly-pockets, and a selection of writing implements. You will also need access to the Internet for research. You will also need the aforementioned partner.
Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 2 months
Prerequisites: Completion of Introductio­n to the­ Senses (Psychic Arts, L1), and Meditation 101 (Psychic Arts, L1)­.
Safety Precautions: While­ there are no specific safety precautions, the Grey School of Wizardry cannot be held responsible for the misus­e of the information presented in this class.
Included Lessons:

Practical Mind Magicks
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: This­ class is concerned wi­th teaching practical application of basic knowledge of the mind and some of its power­s as described in the Grimoire.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 6 – 8 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of Meditation 101 (Psychic Arts, L1) and Perchan­ce to Dream (Psychic­ Arts, L2).
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Meet the Indigo Children
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: Who are the Indigo children? Indigo children are said to be spiritually attuned from birth. Many emit special auras, and most appear to have psychic or magickal gifts. Some call them the enlightened children of a new Earth; others see them as prophets of a sort, here to advance human consciousness. Still others think the Indigo movement is nothing more that the latest New Age phenomenon. Sign up for this class and you’ll learn more about the Indigo children, as well as Crystal children, Rainbow children, and Indigo adults.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Archetypes 501: Introduction
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: An introduction to archetypes. This class examines archetypes in both their psychological and magickal contexts. Material includes an overview of the works­ of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell as well as discussions regarding archetypes in classical mythology and modern media. Several common archetypes are examined in detail. Students will be expected to complete five essays of approximately two pages in length each and a multiple choice final exam. No additional texts are required but there will be a small amount of additional online reading.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Meditation 501: Advanced Zen Techniques
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description:

The goal of this class is to understand what Zen is, different techniques of Zen motion meditation, and stones that can enhance your meditation experience.


Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, Companion for the Apprentice Wizard

The student’s must have one of the following stones:  amethyst, fluorite, or sodalite. The student is required to read one of three books by Shunryn Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, or Not Always So Practicing the True Spirit of Zen. If the student chooses the video discussion option to submit assignments, he/she must have a Youtube account and a web camera.


Estimated Completion Time: Depending on the student, 3 to 6 weeks
Prerequisites:

Introduction to Meditation, Shielding, Intro to Zen Practices


Safety Precautions: Students who have any type of breathing concern should consult a doctor before signing up for this class. This class teaches a proper breathing technique. Any additional safety concerns are stated throughout the class.
Included Lessons:

Sound: Meditative Drumming 501
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

This class is twofold in nature. First the concept of sound is considered. Second an exploration of the use of sound during mediation is conducted. Hand drumming is introduced during the last few lessons as a means of enhancing the possibility of achieving one's magickal goals. Several basic drumming patterns are explained. There are nine separate lessons, each requiring the writing of an essay, with a final essay test due at the end of the class.


Required Materials:

Textbooks: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. Equipment: a hand drum will be needed by the sixth lesson. Computer: a student's computer must have a fast enough connection to the Internet to play class related videos.


Estimated Completion Time: Two Months
Prerequisites:

GSW class: Meditation 101


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

The Enneagram: Models of Personality
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description: The Enneagram is a system that uses symbol and number to help us understand our own psychological make-up. By studying this system, we can become more aware of the hidden motivations or forces that influence our lives. The Enneagram method of personality classification describes nine unique types of people, and it tells us about their strengths, weaknesses, fears, and desires. When we understand the elements of these nine unique personality types, we can more effectively understand ourselves and others. The most exciting aspect of the Enneagram is that when we know our own type or strategy, we can use this knowledge to transform ourselves and become more effective in our own lives.

Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Meditation 101
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Archetypes 601: Collective Unconscious
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: This class is the second in a course on archetypes in psychology and magick. The material presented assumes a prior familiarity with basic archetypes and their functions within the human psyche. In this class, we will dive deeper into the topic of the Collective Unconscious, the role archetypes play in relation to the Collective Unconscious (and vice versa), and the relationship between the Collective Unconscious and magickal practice.
Required Materials: The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol. 9 Part 1; Princeton U­niversity Press; 2nd edition; August, 1981; Translator: R. F. C. Hull).­
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: Archetypes 501: Introduction (Psychic Arts, L5)­
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Opening the Unconscious Mind
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Lawrence "Arakeane" Shirley
Class Description: This class will explore how human consciousness can be opened to make it more susceptible to outside influences, whether those are TV advertising priming us to buy more, or messages we receive from the spirit world. Students will learn about a variety of methods in which human consciousness can be influenced, reshaped, and opened, and will try out a few methods to increase their own susceptibility to work in the magickal realm.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Meditation 101.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Psychic Arts 799A: Practicum Lecture
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: You have nearly completed your Major in Psychic Arts. 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 Psychic Arts as your final project.
Note: The Practicum is a paired class. You must enroll and work in both sections, Psychic Arts 799A and Psychic Arts 799B, simultaneously.
Required Materials:
  • Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
  • Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
  • Other materials, depending on the pr­oject you choose.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 - 3 months
Prerequisites: Students must be Seventh Level, majoring in Psychic Arts, and have completed all other Psychic Arts Major requirements.
Safety Precautions: While there are no safety precautions, the Grey School of Wizardry is not to be held responsible for any undesirable outcomes that may occur through the misuse of the information in this class.
Included Lessons:

Psychic Arts 799B: Practicum Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: You have nearly completed your Major in Psychic Arts. 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 Psychic Arts as your final project.
Note: The Practicum is a paired class. You must enroll and work in both sections, Psychic Arts 799A and Psychic Arts 799B, simultaneously.
Required Materials:
  • Journal for practicum
  • Other materials, depending on the project you choose.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 - 3 months
Prerequisites: Students must be Seventh Level, majoring in Psychic Arts, and have completed all other Psychic Arts Major requirements.
Safety Precautions: While there are no safety precautions, the Grey School of Wizardry is not to be held responsible for any undesirable outcomes that may occur through the misuse of the information in this class.
Included Lessons:

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