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Conjure Your Highest Magick and Your Deepest Desires Weekend Workshop
Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019

Join us as we resurrect SoulJourney's annual weekend workshops!  If you're a long-time SoulJourney customer, you may remember the annual Winter workshops we held "back in the day."  Well, we're bringing it back, but on a much grander scale!  Join the following authors and read the descriptions of their exciting classes!

Each day will feature three and four different authors conducting a class in their area of expertise, from 10.00am until 5.00pm.  Non-refundable tuition is $100 for the entire weekend (due to Paypal fees, anyone using that mode of payment will be charged an extra $10).  Classes cannot be split up.  The entire event will be held at the Butler Community Room behind the Butler Police Station.  !!Street parking ONLY - do not use either of the Police parking lots!!  Food/Lunch will not be available on-site but there are plenty of food establishments within easy walking distance, and we will have a lunch break from 12.00-1.00pm each day.  Water will be for sale.  There will also be vendors available on-site for shopping.  Please bring notebook and pen for note-taking as there will not be anything available that day.

All authors' books will be available for sale during the weekend.  Please do not bring in books bought in other locations for autographing.

So let's get to the line-up and class descriptions!

   
Saturday, 10.00am - 12.00pm - Angelo Nasios
The Olympians and the Greek Wheel of the Year
Khairae!  Hail to the Great Gods of Olympus!  This workshop presents an in-depth profile of the Olympian Gods through a tour of the religious calendar (the Greek Wheel of the Year, if you will) observed by the Supreme Council of Ethnic Hellenes in Athens, Greece, and affiliated communities.  The calendar presented unites the modern devotee with the close contact the ancients had with the cycle of nature.

Armed with up-to-date scholarship on Greek religion and personal insights, you will receive essential principles of Greek religion, ritual outlines, and a system of virtue to implement in your spiritual practice at home.  In each month, a festival from antiquity is celebrated, honors are given to the corresponding deity, and emphasized virtues for the progress of the soul.  By the end of workshop you will look at the Olympians in a new light.  Theory will be put to practice as will giving prayers and offerings to Zeus, the honored deity of the month.

Angelo Nasios is an author and educator of the Hellenic ethnic tradition.  He received his BA in religion and is currently earning his MA in ancient and classical history.  He writes for Patheos Pagan in his blog Hearth of Hellenism where he discusses the Hellenic tradition, its history and current expression as a living tradition.  Engaged with the re-Hellenization movement in the Greek diaspora, he is an active member of the Hellenic Council Y.S.E.E. of America.  Angelo became a prominent voice in the Tarot community with his YouTube channel, which he started in 2008.  He has authored two Tarot books and presents at national conferences.

   

Saturday, 1.00pm - 3.00pm - E. Massey
Beyond the Athame: Casting Creative Magick Circles
Based on his first book, Casting Creative Magickal Circles, attendees will learn and discuss the history, the various ways, and unique alternatives to casting the magick circle.  E. Massey goes "Beyond the Athame" and introduces new and fun ways to an age-old practice that can be used by solitaries or with groups, offering an innovative approach to casting and creating your own circle rituals for any tradition.  From glitter to holiday cards, he provides artistic and unusual approaches to creating the magickal boundary for Wheel of the Year and Moon rites.

E. Massey is an artist, author, teacher, and practicing Witch.  As an author, E. Massey has written articles for popular educational and Pagan and Witchcraft magazines, as well as contributed to many educational curriculums for chlidren.  He is the author of Casting Creative Magickal Circles, The Modern Witch's Curriculum, and The Little Witch's Curriculum, which will be released this year.  He was nominated for the 2018 Witch Way Magazine Awards "Favorite Witch Teacher" and has facilitated classes and workshops on Witchcraft and magick throughout the US.  As an artist, E. Massey's surreal-styled artwork has been published and featured in numerous books, music videos, and exhibitions around the world.  Originally trained and initiated into a non-lineage Gardnerian tradition at the age of thirteen, he now follows his own path that combines traditional Witchcraft, indigenous American spiritual beliefs, and the Lucumi religion.  He is also the owner of The Hierophant, a magickal thrift and occult store based in Pennsylvania where his presence in the community can be seen serving on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia Pagan Pride and with Paranormal Spirit Finders as a medium/investigator.  E. Massey is also a spiritual advisor, healer, an experienced tarot reader, and a Pagan community event organizer.  You can reach him at www.e-massey.com.

   

Saturday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm - Leah Guy
Transform Toxic Emotions
The desire to love and be loved, to belong and feel valued is universal.  So what gets in the way of experiencing these for ourselves?  Old wounds, shame, and judgments that have created negative believes about who we are (or aren't).  These negative beliefs set us up for years of potential pain, external triggers, and internal fears.  Although we can't change the past, we can learn to identify our patterns including negative self-talk, body-shame, guilt, grief, disappointment, or fear, and learn to recover and reclaim a healthier understanding of who we truly are.  Toxic emotions drain your energy, deflate your spirit, make your feel stuck, and quickly create unhealthy relationships.  Over time, negative self-talk and other damaging behaviors begin to create an inner dialogue that breaks down your confidence, self-worth, and self-love.  Without attentive care and healing, it's easy to get stuck in these negative belief patterns that create, what I call, emotional and energetic "imprints."  These "imprints" set the stage on how we experience the world and how we react to it.

Leah Guy is an intuitive transpersonal healer, spiritual teacher, speaker, and media personality.  She is the author of The Fearless Path: A Radical Awakening to Emotional Healing and Inner Peace.  A survivor of rape, addiction, anxiety, and other traumas, she has been an energy Light Worker for over 20 years, helping others reclaim their life.  Leah is a sought-after inspirational speaker who has appeared on major media outlets as an expert on intuition, meditation, Chakra balancing and energy medicine, emotional healing, and the mind-body connection.  Her down-to-earth and often humorous approach makes her one of the most accessible leaders in the field.  Known as The Modern Sage, she owns the Modern Sage brand of spiritual care products such as Rock & Roll Chakra Oils and Aura Sprays.  For more information, please visit her here.

 

Sunday, 10.00am - 12.00pm - Tara-Love Maguire and Christopher Orapello
Baneful Plants and the Poison Path - Tara-Love Maguire
"There are poisons that blind you and poisons that open your eyes."  Some plants are pretty to look at, sweet to smell, and bursting with the colors of life and laughter.  Along the crooked path though, here grows another sort of greenery entirely: with venom, fang, and claw.  Herein lies your ticket to the Sabbat, Witches.  Herein lies the lost key to your fight.  Learn about the path of the poisoner, as well as some of the more utilized plants, their folklore, and how to responsibly steward them in your home garden.

Tara-Love Maguire has been a practicing witch for over 30 yeas, on a path which has been crookedly influenced by Isobel Gowdie, Marie Laveau, and William S. Burroughs.  Growing up as a weird kid in and around the New Jersey Pine Barrens, she found witchcraft within the tales and shadows that dwell there.  She co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads with her sweetheart, Christopher Orapello, and together, they founded Blacktree Coven, a traditional witchcraft coven which exists in the heart of southern New Jersey.  Her first book, Besom, Stang, and Sword, co-written with Christopher, is available wherever books are sold from Red Wheel/Weiser Books.

Traditional Witchcraft: History, Theory, and Practice - Christopher Orapello
Traditional Witchcraft exists alongside Wicca and other modern systems of witchcraft, but what is it?  Find out about its history and place in the modern witchcraft revival, what it has to offer, and the new directions it can lead you in.  Learn about the idea, theory, and practices behind it and how it differs from more ceremonial forms of modern witchcraft and systems.

Christopher Orapello is an arist, witch, and animist with a background in western occultism, ceremonial magick, Freemasonry, and has been on his journey for over 25 years.  He co-hosts the podcast Down at the Crossroads with his partner, Tara-Love Maguire, and is a signature artist with Sacred Source, a leading producer and distributor of ancient deity images in North America.  After a growing desire for a more locally-based form of witchcraft, he and Tara founded Blacktree Coven in 2014, where they set out to forge a modern approach to Traditional Witchcraft for a new era of praxis.  His first book, Besom, Stang, and Sword, co-written with Tara, is available now wherever books are sold from Red Wheel/Weiser Books.

 
Sunday, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, Angela Kaufman
Queen Up Your Magick - Manifest with the Help of the Archetypal Tarot Queens
In her new book, Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down - Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen, Angela Kaufman teaches readers how to align with the powers of the archetypal Queens from the Tarot for personal empowerment during times of change and uncertainty.  In this workshop for women and men on a Magickal path, learn how to manifest like a Queen.  Both women and men can learn to harness their Divine Feminine power for successful manifestation.  By embodying the four Queens, your personal power is enhanced, and so is your Magick!  Tarot experience is not required.  Learn how to harness the four core powers we all possess and align with nature to amp up your ritual practice.  Although we are working with the Divine Feminine energy embodied by the Tarot Queens, this workshop is not gender specific and all are welcome.  We will use a combination of discussion, instruction, and guided visualization as well as fun exercises involving the Tarot Queen cards.  This workshop can enhance a new or blossoming path working with Tarot cards, and can also serve as a doorway into understanding archetypal energy for the Tarot novice.

Angela Kaufman is a Certified Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Medium, Intuitive Empowerment and Relationship Coach and LCSW.  She is passionate about blending the mystical and mundane to help women at the crossroads define themselves and create fulfilling lives.  She is the author of Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down.  She has co-authored three books in the Wicca, What's the Real Deal? series: Breaking through the Misconceptions, Sacred Objects, Sacred Space: Everyday Tools for the Modern Day Witch, and The Esoteric Dreambook: Mastering the Magickal Symbolism of the Subconscious Mind.  She also writes spiritually-based social commentary and is an activist for the rights of humans and animals.  Please visit her at www.intuitiveangela.com.

 
Sunday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm - Amy Blackthorn
Aromatherapy for Religion and Ritual
In this offering with Amy Blackthorn, author of Blackthorn's Botanical Magic, we explore the ritual and aromatic applications for essential oils in our religious practice.  All faiths are welcome to explore the hidden potential in their hearts and noses.  From scented rosaries to the tang of fresh Florida water to the lingering odor of frankincense, all scents explored will help the student delve into the hidden realms of scent in prayer, meditation, and rituals of all kinds.  With the realms of essential oils becoming more and more a part of our daily lives, it becomes easier every day to bring these plant guides into harmony with us daily.  Why not develop a connection between the scent and the way you wish to feel?  Now you can.  By blending your own essential oils you can create your own custom scent and intention and set that intention with a focus for a new future.  Also included in this course will be a practical demonstration on how to test the quality of essential oils using household items, to know you are getting your money's worth. 

Amy Blackthorn has been described as an "arcane horticulturalist" for her lifelong work with magical plants and teaching of horticulture.  She incorporates her experiences in British Traditional Witchcraft with her horticulture studies.  She is a Clinical Aromatherapist and is ordained through Order of the Golden Gryphon.  Amy's company, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends, creates tea based on old Hoodoo herbal formulas.  She lives in Delaware.  You can view Amy's tea shop at
blackthornhoodooblends.com.

Pre-registration for all classes is mandatory.  Classes can be paid for with Pay Pal, cash, Money Order, check (with proper ID), credit, or debit card by calling the store at 973/838-6564.  Payment in-full is expected at time of registration.  Your credit/debit card will be charged at time of registration.  Please read complete guidelines here.












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