History of the Lenape in the Lower Delaware Valley Tickets, Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Historical Society of Pennsylvania presents History of the Lenape in the Lower Delaware Valley – Thursday, February 27, 2020 at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.

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Learning to Read Tarot – Through Mt. Airy Learning Tree

Karen Bruhin

Dates: February 4-25, 2020

Meets: Tu from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: MALT Office, 6601 Greene St.

Course Fee: $49.00

 
Just as the decks we use are diverse, so are the ways in which we look at the cards. Examine the cards and ways to interpret them, be it through color, symbolism or sheer instinct. Learn the differences between the major and minor arcana as well as how to interpret simple tarot spreads. Please bring a tarot deck to class (preferably Coleman/Waite a.k.a Rider-Waite) or a deck that you have been using for a while.

Tickets: Learning to Read Tarot – 20WMB30

Psychopomp: Shamanic Healing of the Dead – Tales of a Druid Shaman

Chiron, the Ferryman, with Mercury and a Human Soul
from WikiCommons

This 5-hr intensive workshop will discuss the role of the Psychopomp in different Indo-European, Greek, Ancient Egyptian, and North American cultures, and how interested folks can learn techniques to help the Honored Dead connect with loved ones after they have passed.

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Witch Market – Winter Solstice Pop-Up

Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 9 PM – 11 PM
Lucky’s Last Chance – Queen Village
848 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Join us to celebrate the Winter Solstice with a curated pop-up of all things weird and wonderful! At this evening of pure witchery, we invite you to gather at our Queen Village location to shop Philadelphia-based vendors. Explore the magic of antique & vintage clothing with Black Cat Clothiers, enter the strange and entrancing grayscale world of Dylan Garrett Smith’s artwork, be enchanted by Mystical Blossoms’s selection of luxurious bath and body products, and discover the spellbinding magic of Witch’s Way Craft’s candles, crystals and witchcraft supplies. Bring your favorite weirdos — we’ll bring the tasty food and cold beer!

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MAGONIA REVIEW: HOUSEHOLD INSURANCE

Brian Hoggard. Magical House Protection, the Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft. Berghahn, 2019.

I learnt a new word reading this book: apotropaic, which is defined as “having the ability to ward off evil”, from the Greek αποτρέπειν, to ward off; from απο- ‘away’ and τρέπειν ‘to turn’) This is the term used to describe objects, signs and other indicators that are left in houses, stables and other buildings to ward off malignant spells and curses that may be placed upon then by malevolent agencies.
The book divides into two parts, the first half being a description and historical analysis of objects and symbols concealed during the construction of houses and afterwards, and which have subsequently been revealed. The second half is a county by county listing of such finds which have been preserved or recorded. The second part will be of importance to academics, but is probably of less interest to the general reader, and may be partly responsible for the extremely high price of this book.

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Winter Solstice Ritual (YULE) | Meetup

Winter Solstice Ritual (YULE)

Saturday, Dec 21, 2019, 5:00 PM

Cedar Park
5000 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA

7 Members Attending

Arrive anytime 2:00-6:00 This will be a beautifully held Space for Meditation, Chanting, Sharing Art and Wassail, and making Fire Cider. A ritual piece will begin around 6:00 and go until about 9:00 or 10:00 Let us Together Partake of the Solace, and Embrace the Birth-Giving Dark. Let us savour the silence between each breath… And cast a web of w…

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Sat, Dec 21, 2019, 5:00 PM: Arrive anytime 2:00-6:00 This will be a beautifully held Space for Meditation, Chanting, Sharing Art and Wassail, and making Fire Cider.A ritual piece will begin around 6:0

Annual Solstice Faire and Celebration of the Winter Light

We invite you to join Coven of the Mystic Path, ASW for our Annual Solstice Faire and celebration of the Waxing Year.

The merriment will begin with setting the intention of sacred space and a time for community. We’ll have…

Food
Decorations
Yule “gifts” for sale, including plants
a Gift Basket Raffle
Yule Carols, and
Divination for the upcoming year with one of our readers.
A spiral walk calling forth the Light

Highlights of the Celebration:

4:00p.m. Opening and Welcome as we create sacred space and begin our Spiral Walk, Lighting the way in the dark. The Spiral will be available to walk all evening for those unable to join us at 4:00.

5:30p.m. A Wassail Toast and Goddess Bless US All

7:00p.m. Closing and releasing our Light into the world.

Friends and family are welcome! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly for food and other surprises…

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Sacred Space Conference – Program Teaser: Diana Paxson – Ancestors, Appropriation and Affinity: In Search of a Pagan Identity

For over two centuries, American ancestors have worked to expand and apply our ideals and understand what they truly mean. We need to honor heroes from all the ethnic groups that built this land. How can we develop a relationship based on spiritual affinity without misappropriation? How can we work with all the ancestors to make our country a place of liberty and justice for all?

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Sacred Space Conference – Program Teaser: Diana Paxson – Ancestors, Appropriation and Affinity: In Search of a Pagan Identity

For over two centuries, American ancestors have worked to expand and apply our ideals and understand what they truly mean. We need to honor heroes from all the ethnic groups that built this land. How can we develop a relationship based on spiritual affinity without misappropriation? How can we work with all the ancestors to make our country a place of liberty and justice for all?

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