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Upcoming Events

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February 24, 2:00 p.m. – Introductory Alchemy: the Emerald Tablet of Hermes – Eric Friedman
'As Above, So Below' is a common magical axiom. It's origin is in the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismagistus, an ancient alchemical text that survived the burning of the Library of Alexandria, and which survived in Medieval Arabic translations. It is simple, elegant, and provides a beautiful introduction to some of the most basic principles of Transmutation.

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March 2, 2:00 p.m. – Numerology - Eric Friedman
A central belief of Pythagoras and his followers was that "everything is number." Physicists have said "we’re all parts of a giant mathematical object." The Kabbalah teaches that all of Creation consists of "numbers, letters, and writing." Numerology in its various forms pursues these concepts as spiritual realities that operate in patterns and repetition. In this class, Eric Friedman will provide an introduction to Numerology, and the appreciation of numbers as conduits of spiritual, as well as physical, reality.

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March 9, 2:00 p.m. – A History of Christianity, Part 2 (Early Modern and Modern) – Stephen Bergren
In this session we will continue beyond the Ancient and Medieval period and move into the early modern and modern era. We will continue to see changes within the Christian Church and note the different types of Christianity (denominations) that exist today. As always, people are encouraged to ask questions during class and discuss the information presented at the end of the class.

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March 16, 2:00 p.m.– Meditation for Beginners – Tara Wells
Discover how and why mediation can benefit your whole being, from feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated, at peace in your everyday life, and connected with your inner being. Learn some quick and easy meditations that you can do in just 5-10 minutes.

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March 23, 2:00 p.m. – Ostara 2024 – Eric Friedman
Learn how the Babylonians celebrated their New Year at the New Moon in Ancient Mesopotamia. They celebrated the Epic of Creation after the Spring Equinox, and the triumph of the God Marduk over the Dragon-Goddess Tiamat. This year, the Equoinox coincides with a Full Moon, and a very special one, at that. At the end of class, we will conclude next door at Theo's with a Circle celebrating the return of Ishtar from the Underworld, and the triumph of Marduk over Winter and the Waters of Chaos!

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March 30, 2:00 p.m. – Reincarnation – Stephen Bergren
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April 6, 2:00 p.m. – Medicine/Crane Bags – Patrick Schieving
Hedge Druid Patrick Schieving (a/k/a Padraig) will talk about the uses of medicine/crane bags in different cultures and the Magick behind them. He will answer questions such as why you should have one, what you might put in yours, and any other questions you may have about medicine/crane bags.

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April 13, 2:00 p.m. – Chakras – Phoenix Willowbloom
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April 20, 2:00 p.m. – The Dead Sea Scrolls – Stephen Bergren
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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


Stephen Bergren: Western Illinois University, MA, History. Augustana College, BA, double major: History and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies. Black Hawk College, History. Currently, semi-retired teaching history online classes. Previously taught history classes at the high school and college level. In the past, worked as a college advisor, international student advisor and upward bound counselor. Yodan, 5th degree black belt in judo. Life member of USA Judo, United States Judo Association and United States Judo Federation. Also studied Aikido and Shinkendo (Japanese swords). Studied different types of meditation for around 15 years and was member of the Satva Center meditation group for 10 years. Studied Shamanic Journeying over 10 years. Some other interests include, history, historiography, comparative religions, philosophy, judo / martial arts. Also enjoy oil painting and drawing, hiking, exercise, studying various topics (i.e., astrology). My philosophy or outlook on life is that we are all on a journey . . . and we are all seekers of knowledge … seeking Truth.

Eric C. Friedman is a Qabalist of both the Traditional Hebrew & Hermetic paths. He discovered Magick at an early age (Runes at age 9, Tarot at 10), studying everything from Witchcraft to Ceremonial Magic of various forms. While pursuing rabbinical studies on Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, Eric was initiated into the study of traditional Hebrew Qabalah. As a 2° Alexandrian Wiccan Priest, Eric is one of the founders of, and an ordained minister in, the Church of Ancient Ways (NY). He is also the founder and former Director of the Long Island Open Circle and the Ancient Ways STL open circle in St. Louis, MO. He is a Past Master of several Masonic bodies and deeply involved in exploring the esoteric aspects of Freemasonry and other Ceremonial systems. Rev. Friedman is the author of the H. P. Lovecraft Tarot, and has had articles published in several esoteric & Masonic journals.

Moon (Carol Mackel) is a mother of 3, high school teacher, yoga teacher, and a Wiccan Priestess. She has been practicing Witchcraft for nearly 30 years. Connecting with others brings her great joy.

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.

Bezebel is a poppet artist, fortune card reader, shimmy dancer, wannabe musician and aspiring herbalist, with a passion for Goddess studies.

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.

Sarah Malaise is a foodie who has been cooking for decades. She likes using wholesome, natural ingredients whenever possible, even growing some of her own herbs. Her second love is Halloween! Since she was old enough to trick or treat, she has loved the magical feeling it brings to her life. Creating, whether with food or arts and crafts, is good therapy for her. Sometimes, she is able to combine the two, such as with her class Halloween Treats!

Lara Paxton: As a young hippy mom, Lara was involved with midwifery, herbs, witchcraft, and bodywork. She spent many years as a doula and massage therapist in Seattle, as well as a trapeze artist in an underground circus. When wearing sequins and doing the splits got old, she decided to pursue a career in healthcare. She returned to school to complete her degree in neurobiology and is currently working on a master of public health with the goal of applying to medical school.

Sarah Tisinger is an energy worker located in the Quad Cities. She is trained in shamanic healing, reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques/Thought Field Therapy (EFT/TFT) healing, and trauma-informed care. Sarah teaches and heals with the mission that everyone deserves to discover their healthiest, happiest selves.

Tara Wells is a grandma to a growing brood of kiddies that she absolutely adores. She is a hippy at heart who enjoys gardening, hiking, and loves trees. Over the past few years she has experienced a spiritual soul awakening. Becoming AWARE has led to a voracious appetite for knowledge in areas like theology, spirituality, meditation, Jung's Shadow Work, Tantric Buddhism, the Laws of the Universe, and evolving consciousness. She is currently enrolled in courses to become a certified REIKI practitioner. She hopes to help others discover and connect with their inner being, find balance between the self and shadow, heal traumas, and live their purpose joyfully and lovingly.

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