Advanced Planetary Magic for Beginners with Dr Alexander Cummins
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About the Event
The seven classical Planets - Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon - have been staples of "Western" cosmologies and magic since at least ancient Mesopotamia. Charted not only in the sky-maths of astrological aspects and configuration, the planets or "Wandering Stars" - (asteres) planētai "wandering (stars)," in the Greek - are also found in the names of the days of the week in many European languages - offering us a sense of the shifting and dynamic magical "flavours" of the everyday passage of time as well as the zeniths of ritually significant moments.
In this course we will explore not only ceremonial planetary correspondences of colour, number, and symbolism as abstract qualities, but the living and vital heraldry of each of the planets - their foods, spirits, herbs and stones, activities, passions, and proclivities. This seven-session series will provide both a theoretical overview of planetary magic and practical tools that will enable students to apply it to magickal workings. We will consider how each of the Seven Planets can help us through our struggles - both in our days and in our hearts - as well as how these mighty stars can join us in celebration of our victories and accomplishments. The goal of this seven-part course is to give its students some keys to bringing the planets into our lives through breath, speech, spellcraft, talismans, rites and - above all - living well!
September 17th - The Moon
October 15th - Mars
November 19th - Mercury