The ritual of divination is far more than simply knowledge-at-a-distance, far more even than the blossoming of understanding at the compass-rose of orientation and awareness. While certainly it maps the whorling coherences and incoherences of influences around a person, event, place, situation, or interrelation, really good divination should also seek to chart and help navigate those influences, inertias, possibilities, blessings, and cautions.
This navigation - an endeavour of securing fortune and avoiding misfortune - is exponentially benefited by works of remediation and amelioration. Rather than simply fatalistically laying one's fortune before one, much more effective is the process of reading on what actions, observations, rituals, and tools - both arcane and mundane - can be utilised to best achieve one's goals. Once more, the elemental basis of geomancy can be more fully operationalised through humoural theory. Such applications widen the scope of treatments, solutions, and assistances that the wise diviner can apply to ritually proscribed and prescribed diet, sleep, exercise, particular colours, and scents, as well as patterns of sociability, frequented locations, and many many other behaviours, materials, and mindsets.
In this course, we will delve into the solutions for remediation that the Sixteen Figures of geomancy can offer in readings of remediation. How Puer can encourage not only fiery Martial candle-work but also weight-lifting and martial arts training. How Puella can speak not only of the power of sorcerous Venusian oils and perfumery or the artisanship of traditionally "women's crafts", but of throwing a really great party every now and again in order to resolve a difficulty. How Carcer can recommend lining black salt to firm up one's boundaries, Saturnine virtues imbued into one's magic circles, or indeed simply a rigorous therapeutic regimen of solitary discipline and application.
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:
taught by Dr. Alexander Cummins
Four Part Class
(Four 2 hour Wednesday Sessions)
Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2020
Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2020
Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2020
Wednesdsay, Mar 4th, 2020
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 pm, EST
Cost: $200- payment due at time of registration
Platform: Zoom | 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.