Fri, May 12|
Online Zoom Event
Diviners on Divining: Runes with Phillip English & Alexander van Beber
Time & Location
May 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Online Zoom Event
About the event
Diviners On Divining is a monthly online class series hosted by The Cauldron Black and presented and chaired by Dr Alexander Cummins exploring the mysteries, minutiae, and mastery of divination with a range of visiting guest diviners.
The Diviners On Divining series consists of twelve monthly events across 2023 featuring a host of very special guest speakers discussing various fundamental aspects of divination: from focused exploration of particular systems and styles of oracular reading to widely-applicable techniques, tips, and tricks of interpretation, diagnosis, remediation, and enchantment for one’s personal and professional divinatory practices.
We are proud to host a fantastic range of guest speakers with an illuminating range of expertises for this series which welcomes conjure doctors, folk healers, mediums, astrolators, cartomancers, rune readers, witches, geomancers, candle-workers, and many other sorts of diviners and workers. We are excited to invite you to this series of talks celebrating the unfolding mysteries and practical wisdoms alike of divination in its many many forms, functions, and fashions.
The divinatory dimensions of the rune reading traditions of Northern Europe have provided wisdom and advice for people across the world for generations. Whether recording historical events or extolling the poetry of the Eddas and sagas, the mysteries of these Germanic alphabets and weavings of Wyrd have offered countless seers and spiritworkers valuable insights and inspirations.
We are delighted to welcome runic diviners and teachers Phillip English and Alexander van Beber for the May edition of the Diviners on Divining series to discuss some of the most important historical as well as practical matters as relate to reading the runes.
We will discuss historical exemplars and instances of the procedures, ceremonies, and interpretation of rune casts of many shapes and sizes. Analysis of various source texts and contexts of runic cosmology and divinatory practices will provide consideration not only of meanings and messages of individual runes and furthark sets, but sources and methodologies for understanding deeper interactions and interrelations between runes and their spirits and spellcrafts.
We will also consider good (and bad!) techniques and approaches in developing personal relationships with Runic mysteries, celebrating the runes not as fixed pigeon-holed constructs, but as dynamic repositories of wisdoms.
About the Presenters:
Phillip English is a galdramaður and runic diviner. He's one of the founders of Catland books and currently offers divination and ritual services via vitkiarts.com. His magical work focuses on developing contemporary runic magical and mystical practices grounded by historical source material.
Alexander VanBeber is a professional rune reader, teacher and public speaker. A proponent of an exegetical method of literary runology, Alex seeks to reshape runology, runosophy, and eddaic studies. In his writing and divination he draws upon historically contextual aphoristic associations from personal translations of the runic source materials, and medieval literary corpus. You can follow more of his work at Academie Gnostique, in New Orleans, where he teaches courses, and hosts a weekly online study group.
THIS CLASS IS ONLINE ONLY! The class link will be emailed to you in your registration confirmation. The class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of the conclusion of the class and will be available to you for 30 days after the conclusion of the class.
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This ticket is valid for 1 (one) admission to Diviners on Divining: Runes$30.00+$0.75 service fee