At Académie Gnostique, we take great pride in our teachers. Each is at the pinnacle of practice in their respective fields. Our teachers speak with the authority of tradition, experience, and care.
Our mission is to transmute the curiosity of anyone aspiring to the art of magic into a well informed practice. Magic is the mystery of mysteries, alive in rhetoric, art, science, and the love of wisdom. We aim to propagate and expound the mystery for all.
Examining Symbology of the Smith-Waite: With Blue June
July 19th, 7:00pm, 3151 Dauphine St. In this class we briefly look back at this decks history, research, and discoveries from both Arthur Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith and further explore significant details. Taking a deeper look into the glyphs, imagery and symbolism allows us to better understand the cards explicit implications as readers. With a fundamental understanding of the reasoning for certain representations in the details of the Smith-Waite, we can address our clients with a new found structure to each card. Beginning with the Major Arcana then working our way through the 4 suits we will cover in about 3 hours what would normally be a 9 hour study session! Feel free to bring a notebook or a laptop for note taking, but be prepared to write quickly because we will be moving right along through the deck so that we can all get the most out of this class.
Flying Ointments & Baneful Herbs: With Coby Michael Ward
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• Winter and Summer time are lecture times, Académie Gnostique will be coming to a community center near you. Please contact us to reserve a teacher for your next convention or event. Check the calendar for live updates.
• There is one new teacher and three new courses.
-Qabalistic Tarot- 6 week course with Jedidiah F. Gainey
-Candle Magic- 3 week course with Demetrius Lacroix
-Haitian Vodou- 6 week course with Demetrius Lacroix
Sponsors and Affiliates
Botanica Macumba is a New Orleans based spiritual supply shop, event space, and cafe. While specializing in products serving practitioners of Vodou, Lucumi, Candomble, and Quimbanda, Botanica Macumba also has products serving a variety of other traditions, devotions, and practices. Services are available upon request.
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• Winter and Summer time are lecture times, Académie Gnostique will be coming to a community center near you. Please contact us to reserve a teacher for your next convention or event.