Between the dead and the earth - between this world and the other - span the toils of geomantic spirits of divination, glimmering like the sheen upon pearls of wisdom brought to the light from the mouths of both caves and those who have gone decidedly before us. The "invisible king" to whom the gnomes entreat in their prayer popularized by Levi is undoubtedly of a hadean -and more specifically plutonic - shape: an unseen ruler of the workers beneath the earth ruling a kingdom of gems and the riches of the under-world. Here we call upon these archivists of history, indexing ashes to Albus, the yellowing White of old pages, tomes and scrolls. The White bones of ancestral wisdom.
By the earth that holds them close, our course charts and explores how geomantic divination and magic can help align you along the supporting trunk of your ancestral tree. It offers coaching in geomantic techniques for more fully gaining from their wisdom, guidance, and support. The bonds of the familial being wrought and cherished in both blood and calling, we consider constellating the personal heroes of our family dead as well as seeking wisdom from the lineage ancestors of early modern European geomancy - that is, both well-known authors of geomantic handbooks and the countless unnamed professional geomancers and cunning-folk who worked the arts of this oracle before us.
A few specific fields upon the geomancer's shield are paid particular attention. Placements in Genitor - the Fourth House of Home, Hearth, and Heritage - can offer counsel on how to strengthen the beloved ancestors who support you through observances, offerings, and other techniques. Placements in Mors - the Eighth House of Death Itself - offer perspectives on both restless dead and working so-called "low magics" alongside our ancestors to achieve particular ends. Our training will also consider means and methods to propitiate unhelpful dead and mitigate their influence, as well as making firmer connections with potent or even elevated ancestors.
Additionally we will explore various sorcerous ways of using the sixteen figures and their geomantic sigils to work alongside one's ancestors to secure our blessings, avoid or remedy obstacles and difficulties, and ensure success in our endeavors. Ashes to Albus.
The course is taught by Dr. Alexander Cummins, who by day is a professional diviner and mild-mannered historian of early modern magic (seriously, he has a doctorate in the history of English magic) and by night finds himself conjuring shades, demons and the occasional angel. As you may have guessed by this course, he has a particular passion for geomancy. Drawing on his own professional practice and personal experiments with the system over the last decade, the Good Doctor presents this course as a further exploration of the nuances of this worldly oracle. The course will include access to scans of primary source texts of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century geomancy, along with reading notes and further bibliography. All of these resources are of course additional support, as the Good Doctor will cover everything necessary during the course proper.
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Advanced Geomancy Course:
The Earth Shall Hold Them Close
taught by Dr. Alexander Cumminss
Three Part Class + Mentorship
(Three 1.5 hour Tuesday Sessions)
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 pm, EDT
+ 1 hour one-on-one sessions via telephone or skype to be arranged with instructor
Cost: 200- payment due at time of registration
Platform: Webex Limit: 16 students
The information will build upon the previous session, so commitment to all the dates or viewing the recordings of each session is important. Recordings of the classes will be made available to those participating.
• Upon purchase, you will be contacted via email to complete regristration, and to receive necessary further information. Make sure to enter your preferred email address at checkout.
• You must have taken the Geomancy Foundation Course and have approval of the instructor to take this course.