Wheel of the Year Classes
Pursuit of the Quintessence
For centuries, humans aligned their lives with the cycles of the planet and the universe, but after tireless spiritual persecution and rebranding, and technological advances, many have become detached. In the eight-part Wheel of the Year series, educator Meagan Angus provides tools and guidance toward reconnecting with these natural rhythms and reclaiming our relationship to ourselves via the Wiccan Sabbats. During the lively two-hour classes in a relaxed setting held at Mortlake & Co. in downtown Seattle, students come away with a better understanding of the sabbats observed by Witches through lectures on the cosmic interplay that occurs during astrological, astronomical, and meteorological shifts, the effects these events have on us, and the common threads in traditional observances around the world, both modern and ancient.
There is no beginning nor end to The Wheel — it spins eternally. By learning how to mark these eight cyclical celebrations along the rotation, we also mark our own life cycles as well as gain an empathetic view for each other. The Sabbats covered in the series are: Yule/Winter Solstice, Imbolc/Candlemas, Ostara/Spring Equinox, Beltane/May Day, Litha/Summer Solstice, Lammas/Lughnasadh, Mabon/The Witch’s Thanksgiving, and Samhain/Hallowe’en. Students should feel free to jump in at any time.
Started in 2015, the Wheel of the Year classes taught by Meagan are currently held from 7 pm to 9 pm at the beautiful Mortlake & Co. esoteric bookstore and art gallery, in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. Enjoy extremely easy access to public transportation and free parking. See below for class descriptions and ticket purchase info.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $30. and may be purchased here: meaganangus.com
Schedule for 2019
MARCH 14 OSTARA - SPRING EQUINOX
APRIL 25 BELTANE - MAY DAY
JUNE 13 LITHA - SUMMER SOLSTICE
JULY 25 LUGHNASADH - FIRST HARVEST
SEPT 12 MABON - FALL EQUINOX
OCT 24 SAMHAIN - WITCH'S NEW YEAR
DEC 12 YULE - WINTER SOLSTICE
William uses the TAROT as the magical book par excellence in this ongoing series of classes on Hermetic Qabalah, The tools of ritual magic and their correspondences to the senses and the magical elements are integral to practical Hermeticism. Learn about elemental & microcosmic magic which activates in the Four Worlds of Hermetic Qabalah.
The Ageless Wisdom advises seekers to 'Know Thyself' and the study of Hermetic Qabalah offers explicit avenues of research in both principle and practice.
Class Fee is $25 and requires reservation. Seating is limited.
Tickets may be purchased here: Pursuit of the Quintessence Class.
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This is part of the Hermetic Qabalah series and I will be discussing Hermetic Qabalah and its techniques which include Tarot and Ritual Magic. In this class in particular we will be going over the Elements in all their forms in the Western Esoteric Tradition. This will also include the elemental ritual tools. I will not be performing any actual rites in this class. Practical instruction of ritual techniques will be reserved for individuals who have the taken the preliminary classes on theory such as this one. I will be offering to teach the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram to those who take the Pursuit of the Quintessence class, however it will be a separate class focused specifically on that ritual.
I will not in general be publicly announcing classes on ritual magic techniques. In my experience, opening ritual magic practice to the public without some sort of vetting only invites disruption to the class. In my teaching series theory will always precede practice, but theory without practice does little for an individual who wishes to make progress on the path of Hermetic Qabalah. If you are looking for practical work and information based on experience my classes may be a good fit for you.
Beyond the stated curriculum, I am always open to questions during class or afterwards to address specific questions. I welcome questions from participants.
William Kiesel has been a practitioner of Hermetic Qabalah for three decades and is known for his ability to clearly express the abstract ideas found in esoteric traditions. William is the proprietor of Mortlake & Company and the publisher at Ouroboros Press.