With Pam Grossman
Date: Friday, March 15th
Admission: $20 ***You must RSVP to phantasmaphile [at] gmail.com, as class size is limited.
Presented by Phantasmaphile
Water is one of the most abundant elements we have, and working with it can yield some of the most potent spells in one’s magickal practice. Seas surround us, rain washes over us, and each of us has as a private river within our bodies in the form of blood. Beguilingly simple, yet infinitely deep, water is connected to the tides, the moon, and the well of the unconscious. The alchemical principles of solve and solutio teach us that water helps us let go of all we no longer need, while also reminding us to, quite literally, go with the flow.
In this ritual workshop, we’ll explore several aspects of water magick, including healing baths, herbal infusions, and purification rituals. You’ll learn to create your own magickal bath, as well a few other water spells to help you manifest what you desire and wash away all that’s no longer serving you. We’ll also discuss myths and deities who are associated with this element, and whom you can call upon when in need of guidance or grace.
-A bowl for mixing. A standard soup-sized bowl, or slightly larger, is fine.
-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.