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The Cauldron Black is delighted to announce a year-long, twelve-part monthly series dedicated to The Mighty Dead: historic, influential, prolific (and occasionally infamous!) witches, magicians, occultists, conjure folk, seers, and diviners.
This class series will begin in January 2021 and run through December 2021. Once a month, The Cauldron Black will feature a guest speaker who will present their class on a particular figure or aspect of the elevated dead, lineage ancestors, heroic cultus, and/or the tutelary shades of returned and ennobling souls.
Through this study and celebration of such magically proficient shades, we will seek to explore useful tools, techniques, and tuition from these necromantic patrons for contemporary magical practitioners of all stripes, creeds, and persuasions.
This class will ask what we can learn for magical practice from the myth, history, and legend of Medea. Frequently identified as a witch, at other times a priestess of Hecate, Medea is famous both for assisting Jason with her magic as well as for later killing her children with Jason and his new wife. Particular attention will be given to Medea’s connection with Helios, her grandfather, and the Titans, her connection with Hecate, and her identification with the cult of Hera Akraia. We will ask both what we can learn from Medea for our own practice as well as how to engage directly with her as a source of wisdom and power.