In the litany of the Prayer of the Gnomes, the Invisible King beneath the Earth plants the marvelous Seed of the Stars in the Kingdom of Gems and is invoked by the Axis of the Lodestone which passes through the centre of the Earth. Never withholding the wages of his workforce, this Invisible King blesses his worshippers with the great wealth of his vaults: the glittering crystals and the seven metals which flow through the veins of the planet. The World Beneath the World births a treasury of stones.
In this course, professional diviner and consultant sorcerer Dr Alexander Cummins will take us through sixteen of these mineral allies which instantiate, cohere, and direct the virtues and vehemences of the Sixteen Figures of geomancy. Immaterial spirits and historical letterings alike inform this expedition as figure and crystal formation cross-pollinate our comprehensions, each of the other, in a pedagogy of what glitters out of the dark, what is drawn from the capillaries of mountain and quarry, and especially what is brought to the light and what is yet whispered from the cave's mouth.
A geomantic lapidary in four parts, this course will explore the occult virtues of geological materia in operative geomantic magic. It will equip geomancers with additional and especially grounded engagements with mineral medicines to remedy and empower. Combining careful study of medieval lapidaries with an equally strict survey of contemporary crystal lore, and informed by Dr Cummins' professional practice working alongside the spirits of this worldly oracle, this course promises to inform and edify practitioners with the practical and bejeweled tools and techniques of geomantic sorcery.
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:
A Lapidary of the Gnomes
taught by Dr. Alexander Cummins
Four Part Class
(Four 1.5 hour Wednesday Sessions)
Cost: $150- 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.
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• You must have taken the Geomancy Foundation Course and have approval of the instructor to take this course.