NOTE: News at bottom
In any Animistic / Polytheistic / Magical practice, spirit communication is vital - it's difficult (if not impossible) to establish relationships without it. Every teacher out there notes this, but very few offer any sort of guidance about how to go about it for the beginner or lay practitioner. You're very often left to muddle through on your own, by reading confusing books, perusing unclear and contradictory blogs, and learning from your own mistakes. That approach works, but makes things so much more complex and difficult than they need to be. It does a disservice to anyone trying to learn how to work with spirits on a regular basis. I firmly believe in learning from experience, someone else's if at all possible.
Because of this and how important this is to me, I'm making a gift to the community, to be shared far and wide. I'm offering a FREE course in Spirit Contact - why to do it, how it's been done, and how you can do it on your own, regardless of any other traditions you may or may not follow. More importantly, while there is a tradition underpinning the methods I'll teach, they're neither culturally rooted (no worried about appropriation) nor frozen. The method is as much an example of how to go about creating your own method as it is a ready-to-use methodology.
Some of the topics I will address:
- historic and global methods of spirit contact and divination
- a simple non-Classical elemental system underpinning the method, the Tellbones
- how to build your own system and elaborate on it
- how to adapt the Tellbones to your own traditions
- learning how to use the Tellbones to talk with spirits
- finding your spirit court or family
- the art of accessories, including additional tools and recipes that may prove useful
- how to develop rites and strengthen contact with your spirits
- avoiding self-delusion and how to verify your UPG
I will post lessons every other week, and will answer questions as long as there are questions to answer. When the course is complete, I'll compile everything together and make it available going forward, always for free, in the hope that it will help anyone who needs it or is interested.
So share at will! Let everyone know!
NOTE: So... the reason Lesson 5 hasn't come out yet is that I lost the thumb drive I had everything on. All my notes. I was hoping it would show up, which is why I haven't said anything for ages.
And it's good I waited! I still don't know where it went (I suspect a kitten moved it under some furniture) but I DID find my notes saved elsewhere!
Bad news - I have to rewrite lesson 5 from scratch (bleargh) and I don't have momentum, so... until I can work up the gumption or find inspiration, it will probably be a little longer.