Working With Natural Allies, Urban Folk Magic Pt. 2
Monday, Apr 22, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
The practice and heritage of folk magic blossom wherever people empower themselves in the face of oppression. American cities are especially rich melting pots of traditions, merging and fortifying common elements from across times and cultures.A no-nonsense, bare bones way of working, urban folk magic concerned only with what works, without any added mysticism or ritual.
Working with natural spirits in the form of roots, herbs, bones, animal parts, stones and other natural curios is the most accessible way of boosting a practitioner’s magical efforts. Working with physical objects as touchpoints to access spiritual energy, practitioners learn to work with natural objects to access their latent energies and abilities..
In this class, we will explore:
Methods and types of working with natural objects in folk magic
The underlying magical techniques and technologies applied in working with physical objects
The fundamentals of the practice
Applications for every day life, including for:
Instructor-Brother Moses is a cultural anthropologist, folklorist, spiritual minister and professional reader and conjure worker based in Colorado.
He has been steeped in his family’s old world folk magic traditions since childhood, and has spent decades studying the religion, spirituality, and magical practices of humans across time and civilizations while staying grounded in contemporary urban spiritual practice.
Working primarily in folk magical traditions–which he terms “the magic of pragmatism”– Brother Moses approaches spiritual work from first principles and core metaphysics, examining magical techniques and technologies to distill essential frameworks and parameters for their operation. By comparing methods, paradigms, and approaches across cultures, he discovers often surprising unities and similarities in magical understanding and application across the world and the ages.
Concerned with plants and bones, spirits and folk saints, Psalms and prayers, lamps and candles, amulets and talismans, oils and incense, dolls, jars, bags, dirt, and the other magical tools of everyday life, his conjure is a concentrated blend of the proven traditions and practices of the ancestors who depended on them, and the spiritual and material sciences they observed and derived.
You can follow his work and connect with Brother Moses on Instagram @hoodoomoses
Denver, Co, 80211