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Upcoming Events

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

 

December 3, 2:00 p.m. - Art: Yule Trees – Cheryl Draeger
Welcome the Season by creating a beautiful Yule Tree painting! Spend a relaxing afternoon as Cheryl guides us in bringing out our creative side. All levels, children welcome!

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December 10, 2:00 p.m. - Early/Modern Chrisitianity – Stephen Bergren
Christianity is common in the United States, but what is the historical background of Christianity? In this class, we will go back to the time of the Roman Empire to see the beginnings of Christianity and follow its growth throughout history. We will see the evolution of Christianity through the three major founders: Jesus, Paul, and St. Augustine. At its beginning we can see how Christianity competed for followers with mystery religions (i.e., Cult of Isis, etc.). We will also acknowledge the factions of Christianity that were declared heresies and discuss the impact of paganism on Christianity. **NOTE: Be aware this is a history-based class (a fact-based class) and "not" faith based. While everyone's beliefs should be respected … you need to know this is not a faith-based class.

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December 17, 2:00 p.m. - Laws of Attraction – Alison Foley
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December 24, 2:00 p.m. - NO CLASS –
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FRIDAY December 30, 6:00 p.m. - Candle Magick – Adam Cerny
Start the New Year right! 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!

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January 7, 2:00 p.m. - Reading Oracle – Christina Mullins
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**POSTPONED! - FRIDAY January 13, 6:00 p.m. - Tai Chi Part III – Greg Moorman/Clayton Bowman
Tai chi is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit, and is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and benefit from. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. In this third class of a 3-part series, we will focus on the different styles and types of Tai Chi. We will learn movements from the different styles to create and develop a regular tai chi workout for ourselves.

 

January 14 –  The Dark Half of the Year: Imbolc & the Underworld Journey– Eric Friedman
We have one Winter festival left before Spring: Candlemas, known among Pagans as Imbolc, or Imbolg (Feb. 1&2). We will look at the symbolism of Imbolc & the goddess Brigid in terms of preparing for the Sabbat itself, but also as it's place in the symbolic journey of the Wheel of the Year.

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January 21, 2:00 p.m. - Tarot: The Template for Initiation – Eric Friedman
The Tarot is a Pilgrimage; a symbolic quest. However, it is primarily an inward, contemplative journey, sometimes acted out in ceremony, or as actual physical travels to certain shrines & holy places. All the signposts of this most sacred quest are mapped out in the Tarot arcana. The Fool's Journey of the Tarot is also that of the God/dess through the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, and that of human consciousness evolving through the Kabbalistic "Tree of Life". The particular brilliance of the Tarot is that its images & archetypes can be adapted to almost any spiritual tradition &/or school of Initiation.

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January 28, 2:00 p.m. - Jesus – Buddha - Mohammed – Stephen Bergren
How are the stories of Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed similar and how are they different? Who were they in terms of their place in history, and what do we really know about them? What has become their legacy? **NOTE: Be aware this is a history-based class (a fact-based class) and "not" faith based. While everyone's beliefs should be respected … you need to know this is not a faith-based class.

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February 4, 2:00 p.m. - Protective Magick – Jessica Klockau
You lock your doors when leaving the house to prevent unwanted visitors. You lock your car to keep it from getting stolen. Do you lock down the energy in your spaces to do the same? Join Rock Island Witch, Jessica Klockau, as she walks you through simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your space. You will learn what stones you can use, charms you can make, folk magick to cast, and we will even create a tool to take home. Take an hour out of your day and learn different ways to use protective magick.

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February 11, 2:00 p.m. - Adam's #AstroLoveHacks – Adam Cerny
If it's Valentine's Day, it's time for Adam's #AstroLoveHacks! 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!"

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February 18, 2:00 p.m. - Fraternities in Early America: The Facts & Fiction of Freemasonry – Eric Friedman
Were so-called "secret societies" an influence on the colonization of the "New World"? Was the whole foundation of the United States an exercise in Rosicrucian utopia? Which ideals of the Illuminati were shared by the Founding Fathers? Were the Sons of Liberty recruited from a Boston Masonic lodge? These are some of the many valid questions regarding the ideals that helped to shape early American concepts of Liberty. Some popular conspiracy theories will be discussed; most are fantasy, but some seem validated by the evidence.

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February 25, 2:00 p.m. - Musical Mysteries – Bezebel
Music has always had a strong presence in society. It's effect on our emotions is indisputable; having the ability to recover memories, contemplate grief, or control energy levels with tempo. Whether it be in the form of entertaining a crowd, or a folk song sung for hundreds of years, music has always had a grand effect on our world. Many philosophers believed music connects us to the universe and allows us to heal mind, body and soul. Join Bez as we dive into the esoteric history of music, discussing theories from ancient philosophers, modern studies conducted in Music Therapy, and musicians throughout history who have heavily influenced society and/or incorporated esoteric symbolism within their art.

 

March 4, 2:00 p.m. - Prayer – Patrick Schieving
Our Hedge Druid Patrick will discuss the power of prayer in its many forms.

 

March 11, 2:00 p.m. - Advanced Crystals – Greg Moorman/Clayton Bowman
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March 18, 2:00 p.m. - Forms of Meditation – Stephen Bergren
What do you think of when you hear the word meditation? What does the word "om" mean and is chanting necessary when you meditate? What do mudras (hand and finger positions) have to do with meditation? What are some of differences in the types of meditation? Some people think they "can't" meditate, but it may be that they just haven't found the form that is right for them. Bring your questions - there will be a group discussion at the end as well as time for us to meditate as a group.

 

March 25, 2:00 p.m. - Signs, Shapes, & Patterns: the Basics of Symbolism – Eric Friedman
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April 1, 2:00 p.m. - "The Astrology Deck" – Adam Cerny
Adam will teach us the workings of one of his favorite decks, "The Astrology Deck – Your Guide to the Meanings + Myths of the Cosmos" by Lisa Stardust. This 70-card deck is filled with fascinating information on zodiac signs, planets, asteroids, eclipses, and more. Users will discover how celestial phenomena like retrogrades, moon phases, and sun signs impact love, friendship, career, and personality.

 

April 8, 2:00 p.m. - Digeridoos – E.
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April 15, 2:00 p.m. - Palmistry – Greg Moorman/Clayton Bowman
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April 22, 2:00 p.m. - Identifying Energy Frequencies/Group Energy Healing – Christina Mullins
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April 29, 2:00 p.m. - Shadow Work – Jessica Klockau
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May 6, 2:00 p.m. - Basic Magickal Rituals – A Primer on Designing Your Own Ceremonies & Spells – Eric Friedman
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May 13, 2:00 p.m. - Ouija Safety – Exspiravit Paranormal Society
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May 20, 2:00 p.m. - Natural Products– Bezebel
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May 27, 2:00 p.m. - Numerology – Greg Moorman/Clayton Bowman
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June 3, 2:00 p.m. - ConSPIRITUALcies – Sarah Tisinger
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June 10, 2:00 p.m. - Chaos Magick – Eric Friedman
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June 17, 2:00 p.m. - Martial Arts – Stephen Bergren
We have all heard about the martial arts and probably watched movies with martial arts scenes included in them … but what are they really? What are the major martial arts today and how do they compare to the martial arts in the past? How do they compare to each other? What do belt ranks mean? Which martial art is right for you? Bring your questions - there will be a group discussion at the end.

 

FRIDAY June 23, 6:00 p.m. - SpellKraft/Spirit Art – Greg Moorman/Clayton Bowman
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July 1, 2:00 p.m. - Astral Travels – Eric Friedman
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July 8, 2:00 p.m. - Sanctuary Chat – E.
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July 15, 2:00 p.m. - Tarot & Numerology – Eric Friedman
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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

BIOS:

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, 4th 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.

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