During Our Magickal Market on Saturday October 19th we are excited to offer various classes and workshops from some of the most talented and experienced authorities in their topics. All classes and workshops are free unless noted. Be sure to check the program for times and rooms.
Byron Ballard Talks Hillfolks Hoodoo: Appalachia’s Living Folk Magic Tradition
With its gnarly roots in the British Isles, the German Palatinate and in indigenous
American tribal practice, Appalachian folk magic is characterized by its
hands-on and practical approach, as well as its use of available materials. Though it has come down to us through a Protestant Christians filter, this system is easily adapted to modern Pagan sensibilities.
Samhain: The history and practices found in the Witchcraft traditions
From black cats to candy, learn where the traditions of Samhain, also known as the Witches’ New Year, all got there start. Join “The Staten Island Witch”, Mark Eadicicco as he discusses the differences and similarities between Samhain and Halloween. Mark will also share one of his most popular Samhain spells for prosperity and money. Even if you have the knowledge of this most popular sabbot you won’t want to miss this class by Mark Eadicicco, High Priest of the Cabot tradition.
Benefits and Philosophy of Tarot
Discuss and analyze the 78 Tarot cards through both a scientific and spiritual lens. Revealing their history, theory, use, and more. From practical divination to the esoteric deep, Joe Monteleone shares his knowledge of the ever evolving tarot.
Pennsylvania Lore: Braucherei and Hexerei in the Urglaawe Context
The heirloom healing Deitsch (Pennsylvania German) practice of Braucherei (also called Powwow in English) and the related magical practice of Hexerei serve as tremendous folk resources for the Heathen denomination of Urglaawe. Long the front line of folk medicine for the Deitsch people, Braucherei is pre-Christian at its core and features overlays from Gnostic, Judeo-Christian, and Lenape traditions. The practitioner communities also retained a large volume of oral lore in the form of myths, “superstitions,” charms, etc. The Urglaawe movement arose from these living Heathen tradi- tions as well as from the wider Deitsch folk religion. The Urglaawe community is now working to make this knowledge more accessible to the Urglaawe community inside and outside of Pennsylvania.
Introduction to Blackthorn Druid Witchcraft
In this introductory class to Rick Silfies Potter own tradition, attendees will learn about Old World Witchcraft, Druidry, Celtic Magic, and how they may bring Druid Witchcraft into their own practice. Explore ancient Celtic texts such as The Mabinogion, the Carmina Gadelica and the Three Cauldrons of Poesy. Learn about Cerridwen and her sacred Cauldron of Inspiration and other Gods and Goddesses of Celtic Lore and Legend.
Good Ol’ Fashioned Fortune Telling!
Curious to learn a little bit about everything Divination? Then this IS the class for you.
Join Auset Gypsy as he covers Card reading with playing cards and Tarot, Palmistry, Crystal ball & Candle Gazing, and Folk Astrology. Learn a brief history and How-To Quick Demonstrations with audience participation.
Ghost Hunting Q&A Panel w/ Paranormal Spirit Finders & GK-2 Paranormal
Ask the Experts! Join our Paranormal Investigator Guests, Jim, Donna & Austin Smith of the Paranormal Spirit Finders and Gary and Kristin of GK-2 Paranormal for a ghosthunting Q&A panel. Learn what it takes to become an investigator or find out about some of their ghostly adventures.