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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.
Use of cartomancy, oracles, and other divination techniques are now common to see across the Ozark region. This wouldn't have been the case in the past where these methods were both difficult to obtain in such an isolated, rural area as well as labeled as being against traditional religious values by more conservative communities.
Healers and magical practitioners of the past have left us many unique methods of traditional divination, however. Practices like dowsing with a spicebush leaf floating in a bowl of water, listening to the pops and cracks of burning grains, watching patterns form in a rising stream of tobacco smoke, and many others will be examined in this talk.
Rather than divining futures and fortunes, divination methods in the Ozarks have traditionally been the tools of healers and other folk doctors to diagnose illnesses and hexes within their patients. This form of diagnosis is based on the foundational idea that if a healer is able to discover the location, element, and zodiac sign of the illness or curse, that healer can then counter the malady.
These correspondences traditionally derive from a divination session with the patient. These divinatory methods then serve as foundational practices for Ozark folk magic and healing, despite negative connotations from wider, conservative communities.
About the Presenter:
Brandon Weston is a healer, writer, and folklorist who owns and operates Ozark Healing Traditions, an online collective of articles, lectures, and workshops focusing on the Ozark Mountainregion. As a practicing folk healer, his work with clients includes everything from spiritual cleanses to house blessings. He comes from a long line of Ozark hillfolk and is also a folk herbalist, yarb doctor, and power doctor.


THIS CLASS IS ONLINE ONLY! Class recording links will be emailed out within 3-5 business days of purchase. You will have access to the class recording for 30 days. You must be 18 years old to purchase this class recording. There are no refunds or exchanges.
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Diviners on Divining: Ozark Traditional Divination & Diagnosis w/Brandon Weston

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