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24 Apr 2017, 9:38 pm

Department of Divination Class Listing

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


Anything Box
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: You don’t need fancy cards with glossy finish to have a great divination oracle; you can make one yourself with file cards and a bit of time. And this deck will be uniquely tailored to you.
Required Materials:
  • 75 or more file cards
  • Box the size of file cards

Estimated Completion Time: 2 weeks
Prerequisites:  Writing and Citing: How to Not Plagiarize

Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Dragon Jewels: Basic Crystal Divination
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

This class teaches the use of crystals for divinatory purposes. We will cover 11 of the most common stones used in divination, their meanings and those stones that may be used as substitutes for each. In the last section of the class we will cover basic crystal casts.



Required Materials: Students will need to obtain their own cache of 'dragon jewels' for use in this class.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Eternitys Gamble: Basic Divination
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: "Rosencruz"
Class Description: Covers basic forms of divination. The simplest and most primitive forms of divination. Those that give yes/no answers or very limited meanings.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Popular Astrological Systems
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

This class is designed to introduce you to the astrological systems of 4 different cultures around the World; Chinese, Celtic, Medicine Wheel, and Western Astrologies. This class will also cover the meanings of these signs in these systems and how they are interpreted. Even though this class does touch upon some aspects of Western Astrology, it is meant to be more of an overview of astrological signs in general and not an introduction to interpreting Western Astrological signs. Other classes will go into specific interpretations of the many facets of Western Astrology.


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, specifically “Attributes for the Signs of the Zodiac” page 231, “Calendar of the Trees” page 187, and “Medicine Wheels” page 163.

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

Introduction to Popular Astrological Systems vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

This class is designed to introduce you to the astrological systems of 4 different cultures around the World; Chinese, Celtic, Medicine Wheel, and Western Astrologies. This class will also cover the meanings of these signs in these systems and how they are interpreted. Even though this class does touch upon some aspects of Western Astrology, it is meant to be more of an overview of astrological signs in general and not an introduction to interpreting Western Astrological signs. Other classes will go into specific interpretations of the many facets of Western Astrology.

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, specifically “Attributes for the Signs of the Zodiac” page 231, “Calendar of the Trees” page 187, and “Medicine Wheels” page 163.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Mantic Arts, Divination and Augury
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 227-230)

Divination is the art of foretelling or predicting the future; or discovering things that are lost, hidden or secret. Although not all seers were Wizards, all Wizards are expected to be seers. Over the ages, seers have devised many techniques of divination—called the Mantic Arts (from mantis, meaning “diviner”).

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

Path of the Seer: An Introduction to Divination
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description: Seeing is believing and a Diviner sees things others do not. How do they see these things? There are many tools that can be used to answer questions, see the future, see the past, see into your own soul. Once you complete this class you will be able to discuss the different types of divination, use bibliomancy, a pendulum, and playing cards to look into the future.
Required Materials: A deck of playing cards, a threaded needle, and a book with at least 400 pages or one that has many quotes.


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

Path of the Seer: An Introduction to Divination vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

Seeing is believing and a Diviner sees things others do not. How do they see these things? There are many tools that can be used to answer questions, see the future, see the past, see into your own soul. Once you complete this class you will be able to discuss the different types of divination, use bibliomancy, a pendulum, and playing cards to look into the future.

This class meets on the vGSW campus in Second Life for real-time learning and interaction.  Assignments are primarily verbal and visual, perfect for the 'essay' challenged student.  Classes are set up in three 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 deck of playing cards, a threaded needle, and a book with at least 400 pages or one that has many quotes.
Estimated Completion Time: 3 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Dancing the Runes 201: Runic Energies
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

(Instructor's note: The "I" refers to the writer of the class - Professor Cala Gobraith - and not the current instructor.)

 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 second 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 we will be exploring the nature of reality and how you can find runic energies in all things. This class will also cover acquiring a rune set of your own, as well as using the runes for divinatory purposes.


Required Materials:

This class requires that you either make or purchase a set of runes to work with. Tips for crafting rune sets can be found in the class materials. You need the rune cards you created in the Runic Interpretations class. You will need to keep a journal for this class. You may choose to buy a bound one or keep your journal on the computer. 


Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites:

Dancing the Runes 101: Runic Interpretations


Safety Precautions: Reasonable precautions as listed in the class materials, should you decide to craft a rune-set for yourself. 
Included Lessons:

Dream Interpretation
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, p. 40)

This class is devoted to the art of interpreting dreams, also known as oneiromancy. Artemidorus, a Greek soothsayer or diviner, in 150 CE, penned one of the first books written on the subject.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 week
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Dowsing: The Pendulum
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

This is an Introduction to Dowsing, based on Letter to Robin by Walter Woods, a long-time dowser. The class focuses on the pendulum, how to work with it, and a few general programming suggestions for using the program. Charts are included.

If you wish to be in personal contact, you contact me at anytime ambikadevi@greyschool.com. I am happy to answer your questions in between assignments. 


Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None. It's helpful to have a pendulum.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Jokers Wild: Playing Card Divination
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor:
Class Description: This class will focus on using playing cards as a divination tool. Playing card divination is similar to tarot card divination, but much more simplified and much easier to do at a whim.

Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Scrying 201: An introduction
Credits: 2
Level: 2
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. In this class, we will explore some of the various tools and methods of scrying.   


Required Materials:

Dark colored bowl (optional: Black Mirror or Crystal Ball) 


Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 Months
Prerequisites: none
Safety Precautions: none
Included Lessons:

Scrying 201: The Black Scrying Mirror
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: This course is an introduction to the use of the scrying mirror. The course focuses on construction and use of the mirror and scrying techniques.

Required Materials: None

Estimated Completion Time: 2 months
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions:

When working with the bare glass, wear gloves to protect your hands. 

While making a gold tincture, use care when working with the fire.
 


Included Lessons:

Tarot 201: (was 101) Introduction to the Tarot
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: The Tarot is a very popular set of 78 cards that can be used for divination. We can use these cards to predict the future or get information and understanding about problems in our lives. When we study the Tarot, we take a fascinating journey into the world of symbols and images that speak to us through our intuition and imagination. This introductory class will explore the basics of the Tarot. We will look at the history of the Tarot, and we will learn how to care for our cards and set up a Tarot Journal. We will also study the general meanings of each card, and try some simple Tarot readings. This class will help you use your intuition and magickal skills, and it will provide you with a basic understanding of one of the most popular forms of divination today.

Refer to p 232-234 in your Grimoire.

Required Materials: You will need to own or have access to a standard 78 card Tarot deck for some of the assignments. You may use any 78 card deck you like, but some decks are definitely easier than others when beginning to learn the Tarot. Suggested decks include the Universal Waite, Rider-Waite, Morgan Greer, Llewellyn, Gilded, and Whimsical Tarot. Lesson 4 will go into more detail about Tarot decks.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot Stories 202 (was 102)
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: This short class, the first in a series of classes that will build on each other, is a collection of exercises using the Tarot to show how the cards can be applied to the many and varied situations we encounter on a daily basis. No prior knowledge of the Tarot is required, as this class jumps in with both feet to get the student 'reading' the Tarot right from the second lesson. The class consists of several short lessons, and several rather longer essays. This is a very hands on class, and the students will learn by doing. As always, students can work through the class in their own time, as long as they follow the lessons one at a time, and in sequence. Please note that there 'is' a lot of writing for this class! This writing is going to prove invaluable, though, for as you proceed with the class, you will find what you are writing is your own 'Tarot workbook'.
Required Materials: A deck of Rider-Waite Tarot cards, or cards based on the Rider Waite system such as the Morgan Greer Tarot, the Robin Wood Tarot, or the Universal Waite Tarot. It is recommended that the student acquire a deck of Tarot cards specifically for the student's own readings. Although this is not a necessity, the instructor of this class has found it best for the serious student to have public decks which are used when reading for others; and a separate, private deck for personal use.
Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 3 weeks
Prerequisites: There are no pre-requisites for this class.
Safety Precautions: There are no safety precautions for this class.
Included Lessons:

Tarot: Getting Started
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description:

­The Tarot is a very popular set of 78 cards that can be used for divination. We can use these cards­ to predict th­e future or get information and understanding about problems in our lives. When we study the Tarot, we take a fascinating journey into the world of symbols and images that speak to us through our intuition and imagination. This introductory class will explore the basics of the Tarot.  We will look at the history of the Tarot, and we will learn how to care for our cards. We will also study the general meanings of each card, and try some simple Tarot readings. ­This class will help you use your intuition and magickal skills, and it will provide you with a basic understanding of one of the most popular forms of divination today.


Required Materials:
  1. Your Grimoi­re.
  2. You will also need to own or have access to a standard 78 card Tarot deck for some of the assignments.  You may use any 78-card deck you like, but some decks are definitely easier than others when beginning to learn the Tarot.  Suggested decks include the Universal Waite, Rider-Waite, Morgan Greer, Llewellyn, Gilded, and Whimsical Tarot.­

Estimated Completion Time: 2 weeks
Prerequisites: Path of the Seer or permission from the instructor
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Western Astrology 201 (was 101)
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

Astrology is the Science of Light and defines our relationship to the cosmos. To further inform you as to what astrology is, please enjoy these thoughts:

Astrology July 25, 2003©Ambika Devi

 

Astrology is a language that communicates interrelations. Everything in the universe is connected and in dynamic flux. Astrology is not a causative language. It is a codification of the story of life. This story unfolds for the seeker through beautiful archetypes, mythological stories and illustrative metaphors.

Astrology can be called cosmic code or sidereal shorthand. Astrological information is likened to the radio waves that give a plane the suggestion of where to go, yet do not actually guide the craft. Though not tangible to those on the plane, the waves exist. Likewise, the vibrations from the heavenly spheres are always present though not necessarily felt by all.

Astrology addresses the invisible ocean of the cosmos, giving us possibilities of choice for navigation. The messages of the heavenly bodies are received by all beings. What we do with the information depends upon free will and personal choice. Therefore, astrology does not predict the future, but rather suggests a way to navigate it.

Universal movement has been recorded for more than 25,000 years and long celebrated as divine order. The journey of the Sun and Moon for the solstices and equinoxes have long been charted and honored. The Moon guides us as to the best times for planting and harvesting. The stellar configurations and placements have been the essence of ritual practices for millennia. All creatures have celebrated the cycles of the circles within circles as far back as history reaches. Astrology is a beautiful story of light and its journey in the cosmos. All things and beings are frozen light. Light is consciousness. Astrologers are the interpreters and guides for the masses to reclaim their stories. Astrologers are the conveyors of the communications that create this wonderful cosmos we call home.

Great Astrologers tell you the story of who you came to be and help you realize this!

What you need for this course is a curiosity and willingness to expand your relationship and knowledge.


Required Materials:

Materials for the course are provided.

I ask that you have a Journal just for Astrology. This is to become your main source of reference as you progress.

There are many sites on the web as well as books on the topic. There are suggestions for you and much of the material is provided to lay a solid foundation for your understanding on the topic.



Estimated Completion Time: 7 weeks
Prerequisites:

This is the introductory course for Astrology.

You must be a Level 2 student to access this course.


Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Western Astrology 202 (was 201): Planets - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

This class considers further the relationship of the planets to each other. In the classes that are pre-requisites, we took an overview of the planets, and how their signs, houses, and aspects affected them. In this class, we are going to delve further into the planets and the effect they exert on Astrology charts and how they are important to the signs and houses. Students are expected to have a copy of their own birth chart as used in previous classes to use as a research tool throughout the class. If students do not wish to delve this deeply into their own chart – which is understood and acceptable – then they need to choose and obtain a birth chart of a famous person, such as Princess Diana, Paul McCartney, John F. Kennedy, etc. Throughout the class there are research projects to do considering planets in the charts of famous people. Students will need access to the Internet in order to complete these projects. The final exam is an essay test based on the class experience of working with planets of the birth chart.


Required Materials:

A readily accessible full natal birth chart, either your own or that of someone famous


Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 Weeks
Prerequisites: Western Astrology 101 (Introduction)
Safety Precautions:

There are no safety warnings.


Included Lessons:

Western Astrology 203 (was 202): Elements - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: Western Astrology 202 is the second lesson in the Astrology course here at Grey School. It is designed to teach you to understand astrological elements, including their appropriate correlations in daily life. It will introduce you to each element separately so you have a better understanding of the elemental forces. It will look at how the elements can be recognized and used in our mundane as well as magickal lives. By the end of the class you should be able to understand the characteristics of the elements of fire, earth, air and water. You should have committed to memory which signs belong to what element, which signs belong to what quadruplicity, and which signs are masculine or feminine. You should know which planets rule which signs. And hopefully you will begin to see not only the similarities in the elements but also the way the quadruplicities influence them, making each sign totally unique

This class is meant to be more of an overview of their elements in general and not an in depth study of the signs and planets individually. This class will teach you the way the elements of fire, earth, air and water relate to the planets and signs.
Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites: The pre-requisite for this class is either Western Astrology 101: Introduction, or Astrology, Introduction to Popular Signs.
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Western Astrology 204 (was 203): Signs - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

Description:

This class considers further the 12 signs of the Zodiac according to western astrological tradition. In the pre-requisite classes, we took an overview of the planets, and how their signs, and the houses they were in affected them and vice versa. In this class, we are going to concentrate on the signs of the birth or natal chart, and the effect they exert on a chart. Students can use a copy of their own birth chart to use as a research tool throughout the class. If students do not wish to delve this deeply into their own chart – which is understood and acceptable – I have provided charts to study and refer to in the lessons. The final exam is an essay test based on the class experience of working with signs in a birth chart.


Required Materials:

Required Textbooks or Materials:

Optional: Birth charts are available for free from the following website: (http://www.alabe.com/freechart/)


Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 Weeks
Prerequisites:

Pre-requisites: Western Astrology 201: Planets


Safety Precautions:

Safety Warnings: There are no safety warnings


Included Lessons:

Astrological Tarot
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description:

Both Astrology and the Tarot are vast subjects. It is possible to study Astrology with no knowledge of the Tarot, and it is possible to study Tarot with no knowledge of Astrology. However, whether we choose to use them or not, there are traditional astrological correspondences running through the Tarot cards. This class takes a look at those correspondences and how to incorporate the energies of planets and signs when using the Tarot cards. Throughout the class there are essays based on the class materials. The final exam is also in essay form. This is not a difficult class, but there is a lot of information here!


Required Materials:

A deck of Rider-Waite Tarot cards, or cards based on the Rider Waite system such as the Morgan Greer Tarot, the Robin Wood Tarot, or the Universal Waite Tarot. It is possible to do the class without the Tarot cards by looking up the symbols on the Internet, but the class will not be as rewarding.


Estimated Completion Time: approximately 6 weeks
Prerequisites:

Western Astrology 202: The Elements


Safety Precautions:

There are no safety warnings.


Included Lessons:

Palmistry
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 235-236)
Chiromancers, or Palm Readers, study the lines in the palms of people’s hands to divine their health, character, future and fortune. In this Class you will learn the traditional interpretations of the shapes and lines of the human hand.


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

Scrying 301: The Dark 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 techniques using the black mirror for divination, past life regression, and spirit communication.  


Required Materials: Black scrying mirror
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 months
Prerequisites: Scrying 201; Making and Consecrating Magickal Tools 302: The Dark Mirror.  
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot 301: (was 201) Basic Spreads
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: The Tarot is a very popular set of 78 cards that can be used for divination. In this class, we will continue our study of the Tarot by learning how to do some of the more popular Tarot spreads. We will also talk about the important elements of doing a Tarot reading. This class will build on the basics that were learned in Tarot 101, and it will show how to put that information to use to gain insight about the issues in our lives.

Required Materials: You will need to own, or have access to, a standard 78 card Tarot deck. You may use any 78 card deck you like, but some decks are definitely easier than others when beginning to learn the Tarot. Suggested decks include the Universal Waite, Rider-Waite, Morgan Greer, Llewellyn, Gilded, and Whimsical Tarot.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Tarot: Getting Started
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot 302 (was 301): Choosing Your Deck
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: ­Tarot cards were once hand painted, expensive, and rare. Now there is a huge selection of decks that you can choose from. The website aeclectic.net lists over 900 decks currently in existence. The mind boggles! ­This class helps you to narrow the choices to the decks that are best for you.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Tarot: Getting Started
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot Journaling
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: We all have a story to tell. Each of our lives are unique, with a unique tale that has a start, a finish, and events along the way. The Tarot can mirror that journey for us, and be a traveling companion with every step that we take. This class is a collection of ideas and methods regarding how to keep a Tarot journal. It is full of practical advice such as how to choose the book in which to write, through to techniques for brainstorming and using the Tarot as a tool to climb out of a rut. Throughout the class there are essay questions based on what you are journaling, and the final exam is also in essay form.
Required Materials:

A deck of Rider-Waite Tarot cards, or cards based on the Rider Waite system such as the Morgan Greer Tarot, the Robin Wood Tarot, or the Universal Waite Tarot. It is recommended that the student acquire a deck of Tarot cards specifically for the student's own readings. Although this is not a necessity, the instructor of this class has found it best for the serious student to have public decks which are used when reading for others; and a separate, private deck for personal use. By now you should have a copy of Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, but if you do not you will need to obtain one, either by purchasing one or borrowing one from a lending library or fellow Wizard.

A camera, and a means to send digital images to the instructor is also useful, though not a necessity.


Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Tarot Stories 201.
Safety Precautions: There are no safety precautions.
Included Lessons:

Tarot Stories 302 (was 202)
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: This class is the sequel to Tarot Stories 102, and continues to build a collection of exercises using the Tarot to show how the cards can be applied to the many and varied situations we encounter on a daily basis. Just as Tarot Stories 102 jumped right in with starting to read the cards, this class continues the storyboard explorations of the images on the Tarot, working with different aspects of the cards, and investigating different ways the Tarot can be used in different situations. The class consists of several short lessons, and several rather longer essays. Like Tarot Stories 102, this is a very hands on class, and the students will learn by doing. As always students can work through the class in their own time, as long as they follow the lessons one at a time, and in sequence. Please not that there 'is' a lot of writing for this class! This writing is going to prove invaluable, though, for as you proceed with this series, you will find that your own 'Tarot guidebook' continues to grow and expand.
Required Materials: A deck of Rider-Waite Tarot cards, or cards based on the Rider Waite system such as the Morgan Greer Tarot, the Robin Wood Tarot, or the Universal Waite Tarot. It is recommended that the student acquire a deck of Tarot cards specifically for the student's own readings. Although this is not a necessity, the instructor of this class has found it best for the serious student to have public decks which are used when reading for others; and a separate, private deck for personal use. The same deck with which you worked for Tarot Stories 102 is fine.
Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 3 weeks.
Prerequisites: Tarot Stories 102.
Safety Precautions: There are no safety warnings.
Included Lessons:

The Mysteries of Dragon Tarot Decks & Oracle
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Alex "Emrhys Starhawk" Lafountain
Class Description: Anyone who has ever tried to work with dragon energy knows how fascinating -- and sometimes infuriating! -- it can be. In this class we apply the energies of the Dragons to the meanings of the Tarot. Why do people find Dragons so fascinating as to make Tarot decks based on them? How do dragons respond to being projected into the meanings of the Tarot? This class explores the Dragon Tarot decks by Peter Pracownik and Terry Donaldson, DJ Conway and Lisa Hunt, and Manifredi Toraldo and Severino Baraldi.  Andy Baggott and Peter Pracownik’s Oracle will also be explored. Throughout the class the student will be comparing artwork as well as interpretations, and writing essays on their findings.
Required Materials:

Students will also need to purchase one Dragon Tarot deck used in the class. An existing dragon deck is fine, or they can wait until the appropriate lesson in the class before making a purchase. The student may choose one of the following:

The Celtic Dragon Deck by D.J. Conway

The Dragon Tarot by Peter Pracownik’s and Terry Donaldson

Dragons Tarot by Manifredi Toraldo and Severino Baraldi

The Imperial Dragon Oracle by Andy Baggott and Peter Pracownik

If the student’s deck is not one of the four, please contact the instructor.


Estimated Completion Time: 4 - 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Must have completed one of the Dragonlore classes (Beast Mastery Department) and Tarot 101: Introduction to the Tarot (Divination Department).
Safety Precautions: While there are no safety warnings for this class, the Grey School of Wizardry cannot be held responsible for the misuse of information presented. Remember, when working with dragons, caution must always be used.
Included Lessons:

Western Astrology 302: Houses
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description:

This class considers further the relationship of the planets to each other. In the classes that are pre-requisites, we took an overview of the planets, and how their signs, houses, and aspects affected them. In this class, we are going to delve further into the houses of the birth chart, and the effect they exert on that chart. Students are expected to have a copy of their own birth chart as used in previous classes to use as a research tool throughout the class. If students do not wish to delve this deeply into their own chart – which is understood and acceptable – then they need to choose and obtain a birth chart of a famous person, such as Princess Diana, Paul McCartney, John F. Kennedy, etc. Throughout the class there are research projects to do considering houses in the charts of famous people. Students will need access to the Internet in order to complete these projects. The final exam is an essay test based on the class experience of working with houses of the birth chart.


Required Materials:

Access to the Internet If you choose to do some of the assignments by using your own birth charts, they can created at the following website: (http://www.alabe.com/freechart/) Otherwise, charts or access to specific charts will be provided for certain assignments in this class.


Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Astrology 101: “Introduction to Western Astrology” & Astrology 201: “Planets”
Safety Precautions:

There are no safety warnings


Included Lessons:

Icon Magick 401: Divination
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: This class is the first in a three-part course based on Professor Dragontree’s system of magick. This system is contrived to be a simple, portable system that is designed to fit within most belief systems. Although some review of magick and divination basics are provided, it is presumed that the student is already reasonably well-versed in his or her own magickal tradition. In this class, the student will develop the basis of the system, which is a sturdy, simple, and portable system of divination. Successful completion of this course is contingent upon completing 10 essay tests.
Required Materials: The student will require sufficient materials to create one’s own divination set (depending on the media of choice of the student, but is physically similar to that of a standard Rune set) and a camera with which the student may take photographs of the completed set and send to the instructor.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 Weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Planetary Magick 401 - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: In this class, you will learn more sophisticated methods for determining when the Planets are at their most powerful for magickal work. You will also see what your natal chart can tell you about your own magickal talents and working style. You will need a good astrology program for your computer: the class and its sequels are written assuming Astrolog, which is available as a free download. It is, however, only available for Windows: if you are a Mac user, please contact the instructor to make alternate arrangements. You will be making several sample charts, including your birth (natal) chart, and studying them in depth. You will also make planetary talismans and calculate planetary hours. Come ready to use your “math brain!”


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. Astrolog or equivalent program (to be approved by the professor).
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 months
Prerequisites: “Planetary Correspondences.”
Safety Precautions: There are no safety warnings for this class
Included Lessons:

Playing Card Correspondences & Divination
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description:

In this class on intermediate interpretation of a deck of playing cards, students will explore divination as it correlates to astrology, numerology, and the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. This is not a 'cook book' class of memorizing meanings, but rather this class presents ways of interpreting basic information with which playing cards can provide us in order to present an in depth and thorough way to analyze events and suggest positive outcomes to situations. Throughout the class there are short writing assignments, and the final exam is to analyze a playing card spread and write an essay as to possible interpretations of the layout.


Required Materials:

A standard deck of 52 playing cards. These should be new cards, rather than cards used for playing games. Playing cards are available at most game stores or department stores, and can often be found two decks for a dollar at stores like Dollar Tree or Dollar General. The students might also want to keep a separate notebook to record their own experiences and interpretations.


Estimated Completion Time: 6 - 10 weeks
Prerequisites:

There are no pre-requisites for this class.


Safety Precautions:

Though there are no safety warnings, in taking this class the students accept the responsibility of parting the veil to reveal information about themselves or other people. The Grey School of Wizardry is not responsible for any consequences experienced as a result of the exercises in this class.


Included Lessons:

Tarot 401: Getting to Know the Major Arcana
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: The Major Arcana cards are universal and archetypal in nature. They relate to mythic themes and the hero’s quest, and they are associated with the universal human situations that we all face in life. Major Arcana means “Greater Secret or Mystery”. In this class, we will spend time with these cards and get to know them more intimately. We will explore a number of ways, including meditation and story-telling, to become familiar with the cards. In this class, you will create and define your own personal meanings and associations. By studying the Major Arcana from a number of different perspectives, you will find it increasingly effortless to intuit and interpret the cards when they appear in your Tarot Spreads.

Required Materials: Required: You will need to own or have access to the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, and you may choose any deck that appeals to you. You will also need to use a Tarot Journal, as suggested in Tarot 101.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Tarot 101, Meditation 101.

Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot Pathworking ~ Major Arcana I
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

The Tarot Pathworking series consists of four sections, covering all 78 cards of a standard Tarot as overlaid with the Hermetic Tree of Life. In this section, students study the first half of the Major Arcana in 12 weeks.

This class meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4 pm in the Divination classroom on virtual Campus. Each lecture is different and the entire series takes approximately 48 weeks to complete.

The class is also available for students who don’t visit virtual campus. Please do not try to rush, and be sure to email me with any questions.

Please use the lesson and assignment panels embedded in this course to submit your work. Thirteen decks are compared, exploring the history, many permeations of theory, and practical application.

Students who complete all classes in the Tarot Pathworking series will receive a frame-able certificate of completion. 


Required Materials: You will use your favorite Tarot deck in this class. Must have 78 cards in the deck and not be an 'oracle' or free-form divination deck. 
Estimated Completion Time: 12 weeks
Prerequisites: Level requirements are prerequisite to this course.
Safety Precautions: Tarot is a tool of self-reflection and the divination of probabilities. It's accuracy is largely dependent upon the personal interpretation and experience of the reader. The use of caution and logic are strongly advised in making any life choices. 
Included Lessons:

Tarot Pathworking ~ Major Arcana II
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

The Tarot Pathworking series consists of four sections, covering all 78 cards of a standard Tarot as overlaid with the Hermetic Tree of Life. In this section, students study the second half of the Major Arcana in 12 weeks.

This class meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4 pm in the Divination classroom on virtual Campus. Each lecture is different and the entire series takes approximately 48 weeks to complete.

The class is also available for students who don’t visit virtual campus. Please do not try to rush, and be sure to email me with any questions.

Please use the lesson and assignment panels embedded in this course to submit your work. Thirteen decks are compared, exploring the history, many permeations of theory, and practical application.

Students who complete all classes in the Tarot Pathworking series will receive a frame-able certificate of completion. 


Required Materials: You will use your favorite Tarot deck in this class. Must have 78 cards in the deck and not be an 'oracle' or free-form divination deck.  
Estimated Completion Time: 12 weeks
Prerequisites: Tarot Pathworking – Major Arcana I, or concurrent  
Safety Precautions: Tarot is a tool of self-reflection and the divination of probabilities. It's accuracy is largely dependent upon the personal interpretation and experience of the reader. The use of caution and logic are strongly advised in making any life choices.
Included Lessons:

Tealeaves and Coffee Grounds
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: Sit down and have a cuppa. While you’re there, take a look at what the tealeaves have to tell you. Not a tea fan? You can do the same with coffee grounds. The one thing you really need to be a successful cup reader is a good imagination. Is your imagination whimsical enough? Come give it a try.


Required Materials: Cup and saucer, loose tea, coffee grounds, boiling water

Estimated Completion Time: 2 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: Take proper precautions such as using potholders when handling boiling water. Youth students should get adult supervision.

Included Lessons:

The Tree Ogham and Divination
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: This class explores the tree ogham, including several variations, in detail. It will include descriptions of the European varieties of the trees associated with the letters, the use of those trees in divination, and how to connect further with each tree.
Required Materials:Ogham: The Secret Language of the Druids" by Rev. Skip Ellison is required reading for this course. ISBN - 097656811X. It can be ordered through all the major book distributors and Amazon.
Estimated Completion Time: 2 months.
Prerequisites: “The History of the Oghams” class.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Planetary Magick 501: Fixed Stars and Lunar Mansion
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: "Ambika Devi"
Class Description: Building on concepts learned in Planetary Magick 401, we will learn how to use the relationships of the Planets to decanates, fixed stars, and the Mansions of the Moon to further hone our astrological spellwork.


Required Materials: As with the previous class, you will need a detailed astrology program (Astrolog, which is available on the Web for free, is still recommended). You may also find it useful to have a good ephemeris and aspectarian, such as Llewellyn’s annual “Astrological Pocket Planner.”
Estimated Completion Time: one to two months, depending on the heavens!
Prerequisites: Planetary Magick 401.
Safety Precautions: There are no safety warnings for this class
Included Lessons:

Tarot 501: Tarot Reversals
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: The Tarot is an excellent divinatory tool. Tarot reversals, (cards that appear upside down) have the potential to add insight and understanding when doing reading, however they can also confuse and hopelessly muddle a spread. Many who use the Tarot shy away from reversals altogether! This class will approach Tarot reversals and attempt to add some comfort and clarity to reading reversed cards. The student will study different methods for reading reversals and gain practice in using them when doing spreads.
Required Materials: The student must have access to a Tarot deck that shows picture cards on both the Major and Minor Arcana. It's also important that the deck supports reversals. Some guidebooks that come with certain decks say “no reversals,” and such decks would not be appropriate for this class. Check the guidebook or research the deck on the internet for more information. If you have questions about your chosen deck, you may email the class Professor before beginning the class.

Recommended but not required: Mary K. Greer’s The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Tarot 101: Introduction to the Tarot, Tarot 201: Basic Spreads
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Tarot 601: Designing Spreads
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: The Tarot provides a fascinating way to enter into the realm of divination and answer questions that are important to you. This class provides the opportunity to learn about spread designs. We will study the basic elements of Tarot spread design, and you will have the opportunity to design several spreads that answer specific questions. This class builds on the fundamental elements of earlier Tarot classes, and it will help deepen your understanding of Tarot readings. After completing the class, you should feel more confident about creating a spread for a particular purpose and reading the cards of that spread.

Required Materials: Required: You will need to own or have access to a standard 78 card Tarot deck for some of the assignments.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Tarot 101, Tarot 201, and one intermediate (level 3 through 5) Tarot class.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Divination 799a: Practicum Lecture
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

You have nearly completed your Major in Divination.  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 Divination as your final project.  Note: The Practicum is a paired Class.  You must enroll and work in both sections, Divination 799a and Divination 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:
  • Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard.
  • Companion for the Apprentice Wizard.
  • Materials for your final project, depending on your choice of project.

Estimated Completion Time: 3 months
Prerequisites: Students must be Seventh Level, majoring in Divination, and have completed all other Divination Major requirements. Magister students will not be admitted to this class.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Divination 799b: Practicum Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: As an apprentice wizard majoring in Divination, you are approaching the completion of your Major and the end of your apprentice studies at the Grey School of Wizardry. In this class, you will work with the professor to carry out a unique project.
Please note:
  • This is a required class for Divination Majors, both for graduation and Major completion.
  • This class has two sections: Divination 799a and Divination 799b. 799a is a lecture class, while 799b is a hands-on lab. You must enroll in both classes simultaneously.

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


Required Materials:
  • Journal for practicum
  • Other materials, depending on the project you choose.

Estimated Completion Time: 3 months
Prerequisites: Before joining these classes, students must be Seventh Years and majoring in Divination, and must have completed all other requirements for the Divination Major. Magister students will not be admitted to this class.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

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