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November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$45.00
Altars are found across traditions for a variety of spiritual purposes. From ancestor veneration to communion with spirits to magical workings, altars provide the practitioner a private intentional location where daily life and practice are woven together.We’ll discuss the types of altars found across spiritual practices, learn about the various implements and articles associated with altar work, understand the fundamentals and essentials of altar design and preparation, design altars to be prepared for your own intentions in your own space and more.
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