The Apprenticeship Program is a FREE 3-week series of lectures, personal training, and hands-on guidance For Graduates of my
. May Apprenticeship 2011 features WEEK THREE of the program and leads up to our annual HOODOO WORKSHOPS AND POTLUCK PARTY on May 7-8.
If you want to attend the May 2011 Apprenticeship, email Robin Petersen NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone her at the shop -- 707-887-1521 -- Tuesday through Saturday, 9 to 5 PST.
SATURDAY, May 7 - SUNDAY, May 8, 2011:
FINAL UPDATES -
Two full days of hoodoo fun, friendship, and learning, complete with potluck meals and plenty of time to meet your fellow conjure workers, sponsored by Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, and featuring teachers from around the country! The May Hoodoo Workshops are a casual, relaxing, and sociable way to gain hands-on practice in the spiritual arts.
Here are some advance glimpses into what is on tap, subject to possible last minute changes in event timing.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00 AM - Palo Road-Opening and Blessing Ceremony
Dr. Kioni will perform an outdoor Palo Road-Opening and Blessing Ceremony in the Congo-Cuban African diasporic tradition for the empowerment, protection, and benefit of all attendees. This invocation will open the Workshop Weekend and bring strength, energy, and spiritual focus to all who attend.Cost: FREE! - This is an outdoor ceremony, weather permitting
11:30 AM - Hoodoo Foods and Conjure Cook-Off
Robin Petersen will present her annual Hoodoo Foods! workshop on
Conjure Cookery. Magical Chefs have submitted recipes for publication in this year's Recipe Round-Up booklet, and those attending the workshop are bringing their sorcerous dishes in for sharing and taste testing. Prizes will be awarded to the top three conjure cooks.Cost: $15.00 - Includes 16 pg. 2011 Hoodoo Foods! Recipe Book.
1:00 PM - Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet
Dr. Kioni will lead an intensive workshop in Making a Consecrated Palo Protection Amulet
in a seashell for you to take home and bury at your doorstep. Container spells are found in all of the African diasporic religious and magical paths, including hoodoo, conjure, rootwork, obeah, Palo Monte, Voodoo, Santeria, and Lukumi. This Palo amulet, called a macuto, is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of all.
FINAL UPDATE: Price was incorrect last time. It is $50.00
Cost: $50.00 - All materials are supplied. Register early!
2:30 AM - All About Candles: Candle Magic and Wax Divination
Miss cat is going back to the basics with a workshop titled All About Candles, a hands-on intensive on how to choose, load, carve, anoint, seal, and pray over free-standing, figural, and vigil candles for love, money, protection, luck, reversing, and cursing - and how to "read" the results in the wax, soot, and glass remains of your magical candles. Be prepared to learn a LOT -- this is a compressed version of the 5-hour class cat teaches to student graduates, but geared for newbies as well. Learn the secrets of The Philosophy of Fire!Cost: $25.00 - Includes Free Vigil Candle and Hand-Out Sheets.
4:00 PM - Become a Professional Reader and Root Doctor
Valentina Burton, the Dallas Psychic and Palm Reader, will lead a workshop on How to Become a Professional Reader and Root Doctor, including how to set up a business; choose the divination style that's right for you and for your clients; how to read at psychic fairs, hotels, metaphysical shops, parties, in your own parlour, and via telephone, email, or skype; how to advertise both locally and via the internet; organizations you can join to enhance your business; how to book and schedule readings; how to handle clients from all walks of life; and, most importantly, how to keep yourself spiritually clean and protected while dealing with people who come to you in trouble.Cost: $40.00 - A 96 page take-home book is included!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
10:30 AM - Making and Catching a Spirit in a Doll-Baby
Dr. E. will lead a hands-on workshop in Making and Catching a Spirit in a Doll-Baby for ritual use. This class covers everything from the historical perspective to hands-on work with dolls made from twigs, cloth, wax, clay, and other materials. Bring personal concerns of someone you wish to embody in your doll -- and be prepared to baptize your doll in the name of that someone special. This 1 1/2 hour workshop leads directly into the workshop on mirror boxes...Cost: $30.00 - All materials are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
12:30 PM - Making and Working With Mirror Boxes
Robin Petersen will conduct a hands-on class on Making and Working With Mirror Boxes to trap spirits -- such as the one who was put in the doll-baby you just made in Dr. E.'s workshop! Your custom mirror box will be prepared in a ritual manner and the doll will be interred in it, so that all deeds, both good and evil, will reflect back to the one embodied in the doll. All materials are supplied and Robin guarantees that even craft-newbies will make and take home a beautiful hand-made wooden decoupaged mirror box.Cost: $40.00 - All mirror box materials and hand-out sheet are supplied; register early as attendance is limited.
2:00 PM - Introducing: The Crystal Silence League
FINAL UPDATE: catherine yronwode of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, Deacon Millett of Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary, Miss Bri and Momma Hen of Sanctuary of United Light, and D. John Michael Hilford of the First Psychic Church of Life will lift the veil and reveal ... The Crystal Silence League! Learn about the use of crystal balls for divination and intuitive reception, thought projection with the crystal, and crystal skull readings -- then witness the revival of the worldwide Crystal Silence prayer network and healing circle, founded in 1919.
Cost: $30.00 - Your Crystal Ball and 32 page Booklet included.
3:30 PM Wordwide Traditions of Bone Reading
FINAL UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, Mvanah Maloti, who was to teach this workshop, cannot attend. His student, friend, and our dear colleague D. John Michael Hilford has taken his place and will lead a two-hour intensive workshop in Shamanic Traditions of Bone Reading from Around the World (also known as Throwing the Bones or Casting the Bones). Methods covered will include Sangoma Bone Reading, Peruvian Shamanic Bone Reading, Mongolian Shaggai Bone Reading, and Down Home Southern Style Bone Reading. Dr. Hilford has studied with teachers in many places, and brings all forms of bone reading together into a true shamanic teaching. This is a rare opportunity to learn bone-reading, and it is one workshop you must not miss.
Cost: $50.00 -- This is a TWO HOUR workshop; register early as attendance is limited.
Make your travel plans now! Pre-register for workshops so we can plan ahead! If you need help selecting lodgings, check out ANGELA'S LIST OF GOOD PLACES TO STAY.