With Pam Grossman
Date: Saturday, January 26th
Admission: $20 ***You must RSVP to phantasmaphile [at] gmail.com, as class size is limited.
Presented by Phantasmaphile
Tonight will be the first full moon of the new year. Called “Wolf Moon” or “Ice Moon,” it’s associated with the dead of winter, when wolves howl hungrily in the dark. But in a few days, it will also be Imbolc – or Brigid’s Day – a festival of fire magick that traditionally corresponds to the birth of lambs and other new life.
In this ritual workshop, we’ll explore these polarities, keep the cold at bay, and use the power of the full moon to light our way into the year ahead. You’ll learn to carve your own magick candle, as well a few other fire spells to help you blaze your intentions into being. We’ll also discuss herbs and spices that can help burn away the winter blues, and invite warmth and vitality into our bodies and lives.
-A candle to carve. As Judika Illes says, “The size is up to you, but the larger and more substantial the candle, the more surface space is available for carving symbols into it. Birthday candles and tea lights are too small and tapers tend to break. Pillar and round votive candles are best.”
-Any altar objects you like. These can be decorative and/or personal objects which you’d like to have charged.
-A cushion, pillow, or fabric, as we will be sitting on the floor (chairs will be available for those who need).
Note-taking is welcome. This workshop is open to men and women, novices and advanced practitioners alike.
Pam Grossman is an independent curator and lifelong student of magickal practice and history. An initiate in the wise woman tradition, she is a graduate of Robin Rose Bennett’s 3-year green witch apprenticeship. She is the creator of Phantasmaphile, a blog which specializes in art and culture with an esoteric or fantastical bent, and Associate Editor of Abraxas Journal. Her group art shows, Fata Morgana: The New Female Fantasists, VISION QUEST, Alchemically Yours, and Sigils & Signs have been featured by such outlets as Art & Antiques Magazine, Boing Boing, CREATIVE TIME, Time Out New York, Reality Sandwich, Juxtapoz, Arthur, 20×200, UrbanOutfitters.com, and Neil Gaiman’s Twitter. She is a co-founder of Observatory, where her programming aims to explore mysticism via a scholarly yet accessible approach.