The Secrets of the Psalms, Jewish Folk Magic Pt.2
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
From the ancient Near East to Medieval Europe to the American South, the Book of Psalms has been used for spiritual workings as a rich source of spells and amulets.
Especially popular where altars and candles drew suspicion to practitioners, working with the Psalms doesn’t require any specific religious devotion and has been used across faiths and cultures for spiritual assistance large and small to:
Spiritual cleansing protection
Win success and favor
Grant victory in court and business
Restore peace in relationships
Ward off dangers
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
Wheat Ridge, Co, 80033