Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh- these are the traditional gifts of the Three Holy Kings to the infant Christ - but what else did Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar give to us? What can these Magi teach us? What is their legacy to modern magicians? What can we learn from them, their cultus, and the various folklores and traditions and grimoires that invoke their name and aid? Join their Journey in this three part course on the ‘gifts’ of the Three Magi in grimoiric and folk magical traditions and techniques around the world, across the centuries.
From blessing and empowering your home, journeys, altars, and magical operations, to methodologies of working with the shades of dead magicians, this course is offered as an act of devotion to these powerful spirits, and to empower those who seek to work with them.
This tripartite course mirrors the three acts - the Journey, the Adoration, and the Return - of the Three Kings. We will be looking at folkloric hagiographies of this Pilgrimage, including details such as the association of the Magi with three-part crossroads of the trivium. We will analyse the magical workings contained in various grimoires and spellbooks invoking the Three Kings - workings of safe travel, of spirit conjuration, and of protection. Ultimately this journey alongside the Kings will take students through various magical means of consecrating and empowering themselves, their materia, and their rituals.
Of particular note is the potential of the Magi as co-journeyers on our path, working them as patron saints for connecting and engaging with the ghosts of our sorcerous forebears.
For they are, after all, The Magi. The Kings. The Wise Men. Thrice-named. Navigators of the Heavenly, Singers of the Star. Adorers of Majesty Upon The Earth. The First Pilgrims of the Son of the Light in Midwinter. Protectors of Travelers and Patrons of Inns and Where Three Roads Meet. Twelfth Night Watchmen. Riders of the Camel, and of the Horse, and of the Elephant. Bearers of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. The Epiphanous Ones. We may know the Three Magi of the Nativity in many ways, for they have been invoked in cultus from the very beginnings of the Christian faith - invoked in explicitly eschatological, ancestral, astrological and folk necromantic fashions.
The sessions will be structured into three two-hour webinar classes. The price of admission also includes a copy of Dr Cummins' A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers & Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings (Revelore Press, 2018) and the costs of domestic shipping, for further resources and analysis of their magic.
The course is taught by Dr. Alexander Cummins, who by day is a professional diviner and mild-mannered historian of early modern magic (seriously, he has a doctorate in the history of English magic) and by night finds himself conjuring shades, demons and the occasional angel.
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Gifts of the Magi:
The Three Kings in Grimoiric
and Folk Magic
taught by Dr. Alexander Cummins
Three Part Webinar
(Three 2 hour Sessions)
Thursday, Dec 5th, 2019
Thursday, Dec 12th, 2019
Thursday, Dec 19th, 2019
Time: 9:00pm to 11:00 pm, EST
The course is offered live, and recordings of each session will be distributed to participants for private viewing after each class.
Upon purchase, you will be contacted via email to complete registration, and to receive necessary further information. Make sure to enter your preferred email address at checkout.
'Magi' by S. Aldarnay