What is magic and why is it referred to as the occult? What does a fully fleshed-out magical system look like? How does the curious go about performing a spell? All these questions and more will be answered in this foundational course on Thaumaturgy.
What is magic and why is it referred to as the occult? What does a fully fleshed-out magical system look like? What traditions and magical beliefs already exist? How does the curious go about performing a spell? All these questions and more will be answered in this foundational course on Thaumaturgy.
Informed by years of personal study, this class is designed as an introduction to magic(k)al workings, drawing from fictional, historic, cultural, and modern sources. The curriculum focuses both on the philosophical underpinnings of Magic(k) as well as its workings and divination.
This class includes a multimedia lecture, Q&A, as well as handouts and reading lists for your own use. Whether researching for a writing project or starting your own personal study or practice of the Occult, this class has something to offer students of many levels of experience. Now with revised and newly added material.
Jarys Maragopoulos is an educator, pagan minister, and writer who has informally studied the occult for over 15 years. They co-host Wicked Grounds' monthly Sex Magick Coffee Social and serve as a volunteer elected head Pastor at the First Church of the Morningstar in the Bay Area. Jarys also volunteers Intersex actavism and advocacy.
This class will be offered both in person at the Wicked Grounds Annex in San Francisco, and simultaneously as a live, online class offered through Zoom. Please select SF or online tickets when purchasing.
$15 - $35 in advance, or $20 - $40 at the door for in-person attendance.
We offer a sliding scale, so that cost is not a barrier to attendance.
The regular ticket is $25. This is what most people should pay.
The $15 ticket is offered for those for whom the $25 ticket would be a barrier to participation. If $25 is too much, we take your word for it! Just pay $15.
Have a great salary? Feeling generous? Paying at the $35 level allows us to make the discounted ticketing available to others who need it. :)
If cost is a barrier at any point on the sliding scale, please use the Volunteer List at the bottom of the listing to request a scholarship seat.
So - that's it! Choose the level you can comfortably afford.
This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.
Zoom now provides closed captioning which will be available for this event.