Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of April.
Time: 7:00 pm. - 9:00 pm. m. EST/New York Time
Admission: $200Patreon Members/ $225 general admission for all four classes / $75 per class
NOTE: All classes will be recorded and archived, even for students who are currently unable to attend. Students can log in after the start time and will receive a streaming link to their class records via email.
This four-part modular series explores fundamental aspects of European Renaissance geomantic magic and divination. This series of courses is designed for both beginners in geomancy and experienced geomancers who want to master their art even further.
The four sessionsGeomancy is everywhereThe series is broken down as follows (more on that below):
April 6 – A secular oracle:An introduction to the history and practice of geomancy, naming important sources and historical practitioners, and giving an overview of the system, its tools and techniques, and all the elements needed to get started with geomancy.
April 13 – The sixteen figures:offer a deeper study of the sixteen geomantic figures that make up the answers provided by a geomantic map of shields; Analysis of their various meanings, as well as some ways of understanding these geomantic figures in relation to everyday elemental and planetary magic.
20 de abril – Mastering Shield Charts:Featuring an in-depth analysis of the Geomantic Shield Map, assessing its elemental positions and locations to reveal new and illuminating layers of meaning for divination. This session will also cover how to phrase your questions in the most useful way when casting geomancy, as well as some more detailed roleplaying techniques such as Via Puncti, Index, and Part of Destiny.
April 27 - Geomantic Spells:Explore various ways in which geomantic divination can be used to inform operative magical practices of ritual magic and healing spells, as well as creating geomantic sigils, working with geomantic spirits, and employing the sixteen figures for practical sorcery in conjunction with divination.
Part I: A Secular Oracle
At the height of the Renaissance, geomancy was one of the most popular and respected forms of divination. It was the favorite oracle of monarchs and sages. Occult philosophers have sworn that it is one of the most accurate and revealing practices of divination in existence. Although the earliest origins of geomancy lie in Arabic traditions, it quickly became popular across Europe in the late Middle Ages.
perhaps the most inherentelementaryWestern divination system, whose 'geo-' is understood not only as earth elemental, but asMundane:because it practically and accurately maps all the events and influences that occur in this world and offers sensible and gnomish advice.
Geomancy studies the role of planets in our daily lives, and although it uses the language and expression of astrology, it does not rely on astronomical patterns. Answered in this familiar language from the stars, our questions reveal how these titanic forces are at work in our lives and under our feet. It is not a replacement for astrology, but its "brother" oracle, and many of its terms will be familiar to an astrologer. However, no prior knowledge of astrology or magic is required to attend or follow this lecture; On the other hand, these explorations and presentations of the art should refresh and invigorate those already familiar with fortune-telling and even geomancy itself.
This presentation will be given by Dr. Alexander Cummins, who is a historian of magic and a professional geomancer. And so, in this course, not only will we be examining the historical practice of this incredibly popular Renaissance divination system, but new students will learn how to consult this mundane oracle. And even seasoned geomancers should appreciate the shared tips and techniques for tapping into the spirits and magic of geomancy!
Part II: The Sixteen Figures
Divination systems divide the universe and its events into different groups of symbols of power and potential. The twelve signs of the zodiac, the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, even the seventy-eight tarot cards. The Sixteen Figures of European Renaissance Geomancy are no exception.
Geomancy as a system consists of just sixteen figures, each of which is assigned an astrological identity in relation to a ruling planet and corresponding sign of the zodiac. These sixteen figures are represented on special diagrams (known asshields) to give very specific answers, often using the twelve houses of heaven to answer specific questions and find deeper insights into the questioner's life.
But the sixteen digits themselves don't just represent a lot of fate in the geomantic guessing machine; The figures are coherences of different patterns of possibility and potential, each with its own unique expression and instantiation of events, influences, energies and spirits.
In this course, contemporary professional and intelligent geomancer Dr. Alexander Cummins in an in-depth exploration and celebration of the practical mysteries of the sixteen figures of Renaissance European geomancy: considering the messages they convey as they emerge in the readings, considering in particular the blessings and obstacles they can represent, as well as assessing the ways through which the hidden virtues and spirits of these energy patterns can connect and work actively in our spiritual and material lives.
Part III: Mastering the Shield Cards
The fundamental act and process of European Renaissance geomantic divination, "throwing geomancy", is the setting of a shield card. Named for the shield shape of the diagram, this mapping of geomantic influences distills the questioner's assessment of all aspects of the situation into a careful, stable judgment of the likelihood of things happening, and offers advice on what helps and what aids success. on such issues. stops you.
The geomantic shield table usually consists of fifteen (or, as we shall see, sixteen) "locations," not unlike the locations of, say, a classic three-card deal. A sister art to astrology, geomancy of this type uses the Twelve Houses of Heaven as the first twelve locations in a sign chart to assess the various specific moving parts of a given set of circumstances, situations, and conditions. As such, this class will carefully consider what information, perspectives and ideas can be gained by evaluating the placement of the Sixteen Figures in the Twelve Houses.
This course also provides training in so-called "advanced" techniques for analyzing geomantic shield maps, showing how to locate and interpret the via puncti to account for the underlying factors that influence a reading; as well as determining and understanding the location of the shield map index for useful spiritual access points and the happiness portion to ground reading advice into practical actions. Finally, this course offers some tips and tricks for optimally framing your questions to minimize confusion and maximize useful clarity in your own geomantic divination.
Part IV: Geomantic Spells
Considered the "sister" of astrology, the system of divination known as geomancy was an incredibly popular and respected form of divination in Renaissance Europe. However, it was not simply a guesswork system. The talismanic use of geomantic figures, "between images and personages", was seen by many Renaissance magicians as a bridge between divination and operative sorcery: it offered a variety of elemental, planetary and zodiacal magical techniques.
This and other investigations into how early modern geomancer mages practiced their arts are beginning to demonstrate the ceremony, incantation, incantations, evocation, spirit work, and theurgy that underlie this once-popular art of divination. Much more than a simple divination trick, geomancy understands, connects and articulates grounded realities that are fundamentally dependent on hidden cosmological meaning and the conscious magical manipulations of ritual magic.
This course guides beginners to geomancy and astrological magic through the possibilities offered by geomantic magic, from sorcery arising from classification, to sign and letter magic, amulets using talismans, and the simple but powerful folk magic of candles. baths and prayers and incantations, as well as techniques for working with a variety of elemental, planetary, and necromantic geomantic spirits.
This illustrated lecture is given by professional diviner and consulting magician Dr. Alexander Cummins, a geomancer with over a decade of personal and professional experience in geomantic divination and healing, necromancy, spells and talisman making. It can be found on their website.www.alexandercummins.com, where you can be booked for lectures, readings and individual coaching.
Image: J. M. Hamade
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