Phone: (309) 737-6525

Email: sarah@spellboundqc.com

Upcoming Events

Each class only $5!  (Pay the day of classes.) Seats are limited – Pre-register now!


Saturday, June 1, 2:00 p.m. – Which Witch Is Which? – Jessica Klockau
Are you a Good Witch? Would you like to be? Are there "Rules" to being a Witch? What exactly does it mean to be a Witch? Can you be a Witch without being Wiccan? (Hint: Wicca only dates back to around 1954 – we know Witches go back a bit further than that!) Jessica will straighten out all of this for us, explaining how Witches differ from Pagans, Wiccans, Warlocks, or Druids. She will also touch on some of the rituals, festivals, and holidays of Witches. Jessica will answer your questions and help you discover which path might be right for you.
REGISTER NOW


Saturday, June 8, 2:00 p.m. – Adam's Astrology – Adam Cerny
Your astrology chart holds the key to your personality and path.  In this repeat of Adam's popular class, we will learn the basics of the astrology birth chart (a/k/a astrology natal chart - a map of where all the planets were in their journey around the Sun at the exact moment you were born), what it means, and why it matters.  As Adam explains, your astrological chart is 100% unique to you.  Learning about your design helps inform everything about your present life.
Register Now


Saturday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. – The Dynamics of the Magic Circle – Eric Friedman
In this class, Eric will introduce us to the deeper symbolism of the ritual Circle and the 4 Quarters (&/or Watchtowers); what these and other components represents and manifest, and how these symbolic markers, or anchors, can be light or layered as the witch or magician desires. Several different perspectives & traditions of how this dynamic works – from Wiccan to Rosicrucian & in-between – calling on Angels, Gods, Fae, or other Spirits – will be explored, showing how many of the same energies occur under different names & emblems.  Basic Altar setups will also be explained, as well as how to Cast Circle with nothing more than normal deck of playing cards!
Register Now



Saturday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. – The 4 Roles of the Witch –  Moon (Carol Mackel) / Cloud (Michael Lingnor)
According to instructors Cloud & Moon, there are 4 major roles, or aspects, to the Witch.  In this repeat of a wonderful class, they will explain each of these roles, then guide us in exploring which roles we are naturally drawn to, and which ones we need development.  They then offer simple, practical tips to develop those roles.
Register Now



Saturday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - The Alchemical Key to the Wheel of the Year – Eric Friedman
In this class, Eric will explain how to use the Witches' Wheel of the Year as a model for Initiation. We will explore the pagan & alchemical archetypes represented in the yearly passage of the Sun/Crops through the Zodiac; a path of life, death, & rebirth tied directly to the cycle of the God/dess' journey – Her Descent & Ascent – to & from the Underworld. This grand, mythic pattern - the Dance of the Seven Veils within the Zodiac –  is the ultimate archetype of Initiation, and the most excellent map of the evolution & perfection of the Soul. The Initiatory symbolism of the Tarot will be explained, relative to this model. Sample ceremonies of empowerment will be presented.
Register Now



Saturday, July 6, 2:00 p.m. – Crystals: Back to Basics – Monica Delp
Our crystals guru, Monica Delp of Whimsical Wonders, brings us back to basics in this class!  She will tell us which stones everyone should have, basic care and cleaning of your stones, and the various ways stones can help you in your life, even if you’ve never had experience with them before.  This is a great class for anyone who’s ever been drawn to crystals and always wanted to learn more.  (Don’t worry – she’ll still be bringing the unusual crystals to her class “Advanced Crystals” on Sept. 7!)
Register Now



Saturday, July 13, 2:00 p.m. – Intro to Qabalah for the New Age – Eric Friedman
A simple and concise introduction to the Qabalah for New Age & Earth-based spirituality. The Qabalah is the ancient mystical tradition of Judaism and the Bible. In the past 150 years or more, Qabalistic models, symbols, and nomenclature have been effectively applied to organize virtually every magical & mystical tradition. Seen through a Qabalistic lens, the Tarot becomes the primal database of all magical knowledge. Eric will teach the fundamentals of the Qabalah as it applies to Wicca and Paganism, providing a surprisingly simple introduction to what can be an intimidating body of knowledge.
Register Now



Saturday, July 20, 2:00 p.m. – Basic Spells for Everyday – Bez Lancial-McMullen
In this class, Bez will teach different ideas for incorporating spellwork into our everyday lives (without spending a ton of money!). Are you new to spellwork and you're not getting the results you expected, or wonder if you're doing it "right"? Bez will share some things you may already be doing without even realizing it! This class is also good for seasoned witches who may be looking for new ideas.
Register Now



Saturday, July 27, 2:00 p.m. – Sacred Geopraphy & the Living Earth – Eric Friedman
A presentation on Ley lines, “telluric currents,” and mysterious places.  Eric will discuss Ancient temples and astronomy; some Secrets of Stonehenge & the Pyramids; King Solomon’s Temple, Mt. Zion, & the Templars. From the Omphalos of Delphi, through the Henges & Glastonbury Tor, to various ancient monuments and mysterious sites in the Americas, we will explore the “Sacred Geography” which summoned and drew people to gather at these places.
Register Now



Saturday, August 3, 2:00 p.m. – Dream Catchers – Jo Ironshield
In this class, Jo Ironshield will tell personal stories behind the making of dream catchers, as well as some history and issues of indigenous people.
Register Now



Saturday, August 10, 2:00 p.m. – BodyMind Performace – Heather Murphy
Learn strategies for everyday performance living as we welcome our new instructor, Heather Murphy.  From improving your sleep and meditation, to gaining peak mental, emotional and physical performance, Heather will help guide you on your path.
Register Now



Saturday, August 17, 2:00 p.m. – Candle Dressing – Adam Cerny
In this hands-on class, learn how to Dress Candles specific to your personality and desires.  We'll provide the materials, you provide the creativity!  Work along with Adam as we carve symbols, names, astrological signs, birthdays, affirmations, magick symbols, sacred geometry – whatever is important to you! – into the candle.  Then, with Adam's guidance, we will anoint our candles with our intentions.  This involves oils, herbs, honey, glitter – all kinds of messy goodness!  Don't miss this class!
Register Now



Saturday, August 24, 2:00 p.m. – Magical Musicality/Sacred Sounds – Bez Lancial-McMullen
It is hard to argue the influence music has over our mind, body, and spirit. We've all been brought to tears or laughter by certain songs that touch us. But is music magical? The vibrational power of music has been used for centuries for healing and spiritual transcendence. In this class, Bez will dive into some magical uses throughout history, as well as how we can use music now for emotional release, daily mantras, and spellcrafting. Bez believes this class will give you a new level of appreciation for music.
Register Now



Friday, August 30 – 6 p.m. – African Spirituality Through Art – Amber Todd
In this class, Amber Todd will discuss how the works of art found all across Africa tie into African faiths and practices. These works of art include masks, statues, alter pieces, ceramics, and more.  Amber explores the designs, symbolism, and uses of various pieces.  While she is not a practitioner of African-based religions, Amber studied African Art extensively at the University of Iowa and finds inspiration in their image and stories.
Register Now



Saturday, September 7, 2:00 p.m. – Advanced Crystals – Monica Delp
Even if you've taken this class before, take it again - Monica Delp of Whimsical Wonders always brings new and exciting crystals and stones.  In this popular class, Monica will explore many different stones, their benefits, and how to use them.  She also provides a hands-on experience as she allows you to examine her collection of crystals.
Register Now



Saturday, September 14, 2:00 p.m. – Story-Telling – Moon (Carol Mackel)
Moon & Cloud lead this interactive class which focuses on spiritual stories that have had a profound impact on our souls. Maybe it's a book, movie, or song that changed your life. Maybe it was a walk in the woods that caused a spiritual awakening. Perhaps you heard something at a place of worship that resonated with you. Maybe a teacher said just the right thing at just the right time to you. What has led you to where you are on your spiritual journey? Come share your story, or just sit and listen to the wisdom of others. (*See also: "Honoring the Ancestors" on Jan. 25.)
Register Now



Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. - Druidry – Patrick Schieving
Druidry is a path of nature spirituality and inner transformation founded on personal experience rather than dogmatic beliefs. Hedge Druid Patrick Schieving is a member of AODA (Ancient Order of Druids in America) whose core beliefs include ecological awareness and commitment to an earth-honoring lifestyle, celebration of the cycles of nature, and personal development through meditation and other spiritual exercises. Come to this class so you'll be prepared for the Autumnal Equinox on Sept. 23!
Register Now



Saturday, September 28, 2:00 p.m. - Herbs – Bez Lancial-McMullen
In this class, Bez will teach us the benefits of herbs foraged in the Fall, such as Rose hips, Elderberries, and Marshmallow, and will share with us recipe ideas to make our own potions and/or treats. She will also discuss the differences and uses of healing oils such as castor and jojoba.
Register Now



Friday, October 4 – 6 p.m. - Ouija Safety – Adrienne Freeborn
Adrienne believes that Ouija boards have been sensationalized by the movies and media, leading to a bad reputation in recent years. Others think they are straight-up creepy! In this class, Adrienne will talk about the history of the Ouija and how to use one safely and responsibly, including closing the pathway. She will share her personal experiences and will offer insights not only as a user, but as a paranormal investigator.


Saturday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. – A History of Witches – Jessica Klockau
From Lilith to Sarah Good, from Silver RavenWolf to Sabrina, Witches have been with us as far back as we can trace. They are people of power and knowledge who use their talents to bring about change. Join Jessica as she discusses various witches throughout history and pop culture, as well as the folklore and crafting traditions passed down over time.


Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. – The Green-Faced Witch – Moon (Carol Mackel)
A returning favorite!!!  Moon says: “She is one of the strongest, most powerful, feminist women you will ever meet. She is so amazing, you should pay your respects to her on a daily basis. Who is she? She is our most honored Queen – The Halloween Witch. Answer her call; come to this sacred event and learn her truth.”  A very powerful class.  If you have ever felt a strong connection to witches, October, or Halloween, do not miss this class!


Friday, October 25 – 6 p.m. - Paranormal Investigating – Adrienne Freeborn
Just in time for Halloween! Exspiravit Paranormal Society will teach the basics of paranormal investigation. They will discuss the history of the first paranormal society ever formed, share some of their own personal experiences, and instruct us on some of the entities we may encounter if we try our hand at investigating. Added bonus: they will bring in some of their equipment for us to check out ourselves! Who knows what is lurking in, around, or even under Spellbound...


Saturday, November 2, 2:00 p.m. – Shamanic Journey – Ali Michelle
Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice found in many cultures throughout the world. It is based on the belief that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the spirit world and the human world. In this class, Ali will teach us the basics of shamanism, including the "shamanic journey" and the meaning of power animals.


Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. – “The Crafts” – Patrick Schieving
Hedge Druid Patrick Schieving is known for his beautiful crafts, including brooms, wands, staffs, and more. In this class, he will share with us the basics of his craftwork, from choosing the right wood to how to care for your finished product. He enjoys leaving time for Q & A, so bring your questions!


Saturday, November 16 – NO CLASS!  Psychic Fair


Saturday, November 23, 2:00 p.m. – Walking a Multi-Faith Path – Bez Lancial-McMullen
In this fascinating class, Bez will look at the similarities between Christian and Pagan beliefs and how they can be incorporated within each other. Many of us have seen (or experienced) residual anger and frustration of those who were brought up in a certain faith that didn't "fit," yet felt guilt or even shame trying to find their own path. Oftentimes, well-meaning family members can make this even more difficult. Bez (who, like many, is Pagan but was raised Christian) would like to help ease the negative feelings and create a welcome space for those struggling "in-between."


Saturday, November 30, 2:00 p.m. – Adam’s Tarot: The Fool’s Journey – Adam Cerny
Adam will focus on the "Fool's Journey," or journey through life, as represented by the Major Arcana Archtypes – a great place to start! He will incorporate numerology, adding a layer to every spread, as well as the astrological correspondences to each Major card and its significance. Combining the three aspects of Fool's Journey, numerology, and astrological correspondences in tarot enables complex stories to unfold.


Saturday, December 7, 2:00 p.m. – Science & Spirituality – Eric Friedman
What are the limits of existence? What can be measured, or what can be imagined? Do you believe in miracles? How about Angels and Fey? Do you talk about it openly without eyerolls? Science is only what humans have been able to measure over the course of Time. Does a thing not exist merely because it hasn't been measured… yet? [Eric points to his mother, who grew up listening to radio, but now she has a combined phone, TV, & computer that fits in the palm of her hand.] As Eric quotes DEVO: "God made man, but He used the monkey to do it."


Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. – Crystals for Inner Peace – Monica Delp
As the craziness of the holidays approaches, what better time to find some Inner Peace? Our crystal guru, Monica Delp of Whimsical Wonders, will help you choose the stones and the methods that will help you relax, de-stress, and bring calm into your life, allowing you to better enjoy this magical time of year with friends and family.


Saturday, December 21, 2:00 p.m. – Candle Magick – Jessica Klockau
"On day of birth and given name, you whisper on a candle's flame. Why is your candle smoke unclean? Is it a message from Unseen? In times of illness or great pain, carve ancient symbols and speak a name." Chances are, you have used candle magick at least once in your life. On birthdays, we light candles, make a wish, and blow out the flame. This spell is not limited to just your birthday! Candles can be used in any practice or religion. In this class, Jessica will teach us simple candle spells as well as more in depth magick and traditions.


Saturday, December 28, 2:00 p.m. – Lenormand Fortune-Telling Cards – Adam Cerny
The Lenormand is a 36-card French cartomancy divination system that is read quite differently than Tarot. Tarot has 22/56/78 cards and is based in many esoteric archetypal energies. The French Lenormand 36-card deck is semantic - it's read with keywords. Eric will teach about the Grand Tableau and how anyone can squeeze accurate, specific, and direct information from Lenormand Cards.


Saturday, January 4, 2:00 p.m. – Holistic Nutrition – Heather Murphy
In this class, Heather will teach us how to gain the skills, knowledge, and wisdom to work with the natural elements, nutrients, and super foods of the earth to create a healthy, vibrant, and thriving life. A great way to start the new year and support all the resolutions we've made to take better care of our mind, body, and spirit!


Friday, January 10 – 6 p.m. - Crowley: The Man, the Myth, & the Magick – Eric Friedman
A brief look at the life of Aleister Crowley - who he was & wasn't. (Hint: He was a great self-promoter!) Eric will discuss Crowley's connections with Gerald Gardner (the founder of Wicca) and Jack Parsons (one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory), as well as several other interesting encounters. Eric will also discuss an introduction to Thelema, the philosophy "the Great Beast" brought into the 20 th Century (or the religion that brought in the 20 th century).


Friday, January 17 – 6 p.m. - Pagan Funeral Rites – Amber Todd
If there's one thing people should have a say in, it's what should happen when they leave this earth. Rather than a focus on your death, it should be a celebration of your life and beliefs. So Amber asks - what would your dream funeral look like? Amber will respectfully address the many aspects of our departure –from the legalities and practically of our options, to incorporating pagan rites into a multi-faith funeral ceremony involving family that may not share pagan beliefs. If nothing else, this class will be a guideline to some wonderful and important conversations with loved ones.


Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m. – Honoring the Ancestors – Cloud (Michael Lingnor)
Cloud & Moon lead us in this continuation of our "Story-Telling" series. This interactive class will focus on our ancestors – what we have learned, what stories have been passed down, traditions that are meaningful to our families. Who has kept spirituality alive for you, and how did they do that? Are there cultural traditions that are featured prominently in your spiritual path? Perhaps you don't know a lot about your ancestors, so you want to take on that role with your family? Come share your story, or just sit and listen to the wisdom of others. (*See also: "Spiritual Story-Telling on Sept. 14)


Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. - Lilith & The Shadow Self – Bez Lancial-McMullen
A complex and mysterious deity, Lilith has been revered in history as both a Mother fertility goddess and a Demoness wreaking havoc on the world. Her mythological history is full of contradictions, but one theme remains among them all - Lilith is an energy that demands to be heard! A symbol of personal power and defiance, Lilith is a dark Goddess who encourages us to hold true to our beliefs and hold firm ground against oppressors. In this class, Bez will take you through Lilith's mythological journey and share the different ways she has been celebrated in both ancient and modern times.


Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. – Couple’s Astrology – Adam Cerny
Just in time for Valentine's Day!  Is your love written in the stars?  Or are you Star-Crossed Lovers?  How compatible are you and your lover, according to the stars?  Are you "doomed," or are there ways to make it work? Are you single and ready to mingle?  As Adam says, "Astrology Love Hacks are my specialty!"


Saturday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. – Runes/Norse/Tree Ogham – Patrick Schieving
Runes are an ancient alphabet that originated in Germanic and Scandinavian countries and were said to be discovered by the Norse god Odin. Ogham is an alphabet used primarily to write the Old Irish language. In the Ogham alphabet (or "Celtic Tree Alphabet"), each letter is assigned a tree or plant name. Join Patrick as he teaches the basics of these Runes, how they are used for divination, and how to use them in everyday life.


Saturday, February 22, 2:00 p.m. – Masculinity & Wicca – Eric Friedman
While Wicca and Witchcraft are associated with the Divine Feminine, they are not exclusive to women. Men are an active and vital part of the community. Join Eric as he discusses the history of men and witchcraft, addresses concerns, offers suggestions, and answers questions about the many roles of men in the community. This class is open to all!


Past classes have included:

The Basics of Dungeons & Dragons, Smudging/Cleansing/Spirits, Pagans 101, Tarot Cards, Meditation/Guided Visualization, Color & Stone Chakra Therapy, Nature Spirituality, Divination, Candles & Candle Color Magick, Palmistry, Soap Making, Deities of the Pantheons, Signs and Spells, Basics of Astronomy, an Introduction to Angels, Drumming 101, Stones & Crystals, Mojo Bags, Staying Positive in a Negative World, and Psychic Self-Defense

BIOS:

Moon (Carol Mackel) is a mother of 3, wife, high school teacher, yoga teacher, group leader, and a Wiccan Priestess. She has been practicing Wicca and using the tools associated with this religion for over 20 years. Teaching, creating connections with and empowering others is among her greatest passions.

Cloud (Michael Lingner) is an ordained 3 rd Degree High Priest of Wicca. He has studied and practiced magick for decades. Cloud has shared his knowledge of ritual craft, contemporary nature religions and magick through classes, seminars, workshops and tutoring. He is pleased to have this opportunity to share his knowledge of sigil craft with you.

From an early age, Rev. Greg Moorman has been able to hear, see and sense other people's guides; allowing him to help others recognize their life-path and find a purpose to the lessons along their way. He has also been able to see people's Auras and work with their energy fields to help balance issues that need some fine tuning in order to remove energetic blockages. Greg has been trained through Sacred Flame Interfaith Monastery and has taught classes on Spiritual Development, Reiki, Energetic Healing, Crystal Therapy, Angelic Therapeutics, and various styles of Divination.

Jessica Jackson-Klockau has been practicing magik since she was a young child. The daughter of a Druid, she has been practicing energy and spirit work, reading tarot, and divining for nearly fifteen years. Together with Lindsey Prine, Jessica has successfully cleansed numerous houses of negative energy and/or entities. She describes her learning process as a mix of intuition, trial and error, and guidance from elders. Jessica is a member of the local pagan band Sentinel Grove.

Rev. Clayton Bowman, DD DM DES DRS, manifested the talents of a Spiritual Intuitive early in life. By the age of 10, he had shown signs of animal empathy, auric sense, telepathy, astral travel and angelic sight. With the guidance of a knowledgeable pastor, Clayton studied the religions of the world; finding the common bonds that connect all faiths through Peace, Love & a Unity with all Life.

Bez Lancial-McMullen has been an instructor and performer of Belly Dance in the Quad Cities for 5 years, her training being focused on Folkloric, Egyptian, and American Tribal Style. Her classes are based in the style of Rak sharqi (Egyptian Belly Dance) and will often (but not always) include work with finger cymbals. Bez teaches a variety of classes including: Finger Cymbal patterns, Arabic Rhythms, Technique (beginner and advanced), Choreography, and now… dance meditation. She can be seen performing in the area along with her troupe Rueza and student troupe Ámate.

Monica Stone has always been really drawn to rocks, feeling the energy coming off the stones at a very young age and becoming an avid collector. While still in middle school, she discovered she could heal herself and friends with them. As she got older, she continued studying and collecting rocks for the properties they possess. She enjoys helping people through struggles with nothing but rocks!

Adrienne Freeborn has been interested in the paranormal since her first encounter with the paranormal at the age of 11. At the age of 19, she joined a small paranormal investigation group where she learned a lot of the basic knowledge on the paranormal and hot spots in the area. After that group disbanded, she furthered her knowledge on her own, occasionally going on hunts with other groups and learning from them. Now, she has joined a few friends and created Exspiravit Paranormal Society and is passing on the knowledge from all their combined experience.

Stay tuned to the "Events" page as new Events become available!  In addition, Like Us at www.facebook.com/spellboundqc, and follow us on Twitter @spellboundqc. And by all means, please tell your friends! As we said, we are YOUR store! We hope to become an integral part of the District of Rock Island and the Quad Cities community, but we need your help to do that! So please spread the word! In addition, Spellbound will be holding regular raffles for those who wish to join our e-mail list. Winners will receive such prizes as a free dream analysis or products from the store! See our raffle box and entry forms in person at Spellbound.

 

Photo of the Spellbound gift shopHours

We are open every Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Find Us

Spellbound is located in The Shoppes on 2nd, in The District of Rock Island.

1700 2nd Avenue
Suite 2
Rock Island, IL 61201
Google Map

Photo of lavendar oilGraphic of info about dream analysisPhoto of dreamcatchers