Charms, Talismans and Amulets, Jewish Folk Magic Pt.3
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Class includes: All materials for production of 3 amulets, including deerskin parchment and all materials and instructions
Description: By the Middle Ages, Jewish mystics had developed a rich lore and tradition around the use of charms, talismans and amulets for personal protection and empowerment. Exchanging techniques with their Muslim and Christian neighbors, and refining their understandings with the spiritual sciences of Kaballah and Gematria, practioners of the era developed an array of written and drawn symbols and words that have been trusted for hundreds of years to bring protection, prosperity, power, and more. In this course you will:
Learn the types and applications of parchment amulet in Jewish magic
Study pieces for the protection of women and children, safety while traveling, wealth, power, and more
Understand the images and symbols of magical Jewish art
Create your own set of amulets according to traditional methods
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