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Introduction to Magick with Andrew T Austin
Sat, 15 Jul 2017, 09:30 – Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 17:00 BST
Held in a small dusty hall in Northallerton, this will be a two-day introductory workshop into the practice and techniques of magick. This will be primarily of interest to therapists and coaches looking to expand their understanding and skillset in personal development and mind training.
Please note that this is not a therapy techniques training program.
For many of you, this will push the boundaries of your comfort zones. What I want to... do is introduce you to the reality of magickal practice, taking it out of the popular conceptions of the love and light, airy-fairy crystal hippy and the demonic looking weirdo with poor social skills who craves power.
The reality is that when you are starting out, there is just so much to learn and initially hardly anything makes sense. Additionally, the practices all look and sound really, really silly, and everyone feels more than just a little awkward and self-conscious when practicing them in front of others. But that is ok, you will be amongst friends.
Here are the main points of what we will be doing:
Day 1. The Building Blocks of Magickal Practice.
Theory: Introduction to magick principles: Hermeticism, rituals, meditation and symbology.
Practical: The Lesser ‘Banishing’ Ritual of The Pentagram (LRBP) in theory and practice.
Theory: The key magickal tools, their symbolism and function.
Practical: The Middle Pillar Exercise, meditation and ritual.
Practical: (If we have time) The Ritual of the Hexagram.
Day 2. Entering The Magickal World
Theory: The nature and structure of tarot and the relationship to Qabalah (please note: this will have nothing to do with fortune telling or divination or other such nonsense)
Practical: How to use magicians tables such as “777”.
Practical: Creating and using Pathworkings.
Theory and Practical: Evocation and invocation, focussing mostly on Solomonic magic.
We won’t be doing any initiation type of work in this workshop, this is designed to provide you with enough material and understanding to get your own magickal practice started. Whether you do this or not is of course entirely up to you, as I know many people will attend merely for knowledge and curiosity sake. And that is just fine. If there is enough interest, we can do an initiation based event later on.
This workshop will not be recorded nor made available online at this time.
Contact Alan Johnson on 07971916534