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Kírkɛ or Circe is an enchantress, a goddess, daughter of Helios and Perse. She was known to turn men to pigs, and kings to birds and had a reputation for being a sensual women. She was renowned in the ancient world for her knowledge and skill with potions, herbs and magic and was gifted in the art of Necromancy – Communication with the dead, either by summoning spirits, apparitions, vision of raising the dead. These dead aid in divination, help to discover hidden knowledge or to act as an agent or weapon for the summoner. Not only is Circe able to navigate the realms of the dead, she is also able to instruct others in how to do so.
In this two hour workshop we will discuss Circe as Seer and Necromancer, her role as a tutelary spirit and explore practical methods to access ancestral power and memory through meditation, discussion, prana-bindhu (witch yoga), and ritual action.
Nick has been crafting and guiding rituals since the 1980s based on Greek folk magic, modern witchcraft theory, and the techniques of yoga. Nick is also the owner of Hedgecraft Ritual Arts, and has been reading Tarot Cards for over 35 years. Originally taught how to read playing cards by his Greek/Roma family members, he took up Tarot as a natural extension of what the playing deck offers. His first (official) paying job was as a reader and spirit channel at a witchcraft shop in northern Massachusetts in the late 1980s. He has gone on to build a large clientele base of long term and repeat customers- many of whom started with him in the 80s! In addition to his mastery of cards Nick has been practicing Witchcraft, Yoga and Meditation as a student and teacher for decades. His time spent as a Buddhist monk (Tantric tradition) and a Yoga teacher leader and teacher of teachers deeply informs his approach to Tarot, Divination, and Spiritual Work.