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For anyone interested in learning about a Western approach to spirituality, this workshop presents an overview of the “why” and “how” of the subject, relating it to a simple model of the Mind. Then some simple spiritual work is performed with the understanding and perspective of why we’re doing it, and how it works. Here are topics covered in this workshop:

  • Background to the Workshop:
    • The Ancient Wisdom
    • Oral Tradition
    • History of Western Traditions: Ancient and Modern
    • Today’s Orders of Western Mysteries
  • Theory of Sprituality: Who and What we Really Are
    • Be Yourself, but How do we remember, behave, and live like that?
    • One Explanation for the Nature of the Mind
    • The Qabalah: The Tree of Life and The Magical Alphabet
    • Living like a divine being
  • Putting the Theory to Practice: Shifting Attention
    • Relaxation
    • Meditation
    • Guided Visualization
    • Ritual: the Qabalistic Cross
    • Divination
    • Making a simple Talisman

Please bring light snacks, including something to drink, and some cookies. These will be a necessary part of the practical part of the afternoon.

The fee for this afternoon is to cover the centre’s costs. In keeping with Buddhist tradition, the teachings themselves are offered free of cost.

 

Carman Lawrick (Frater IVC) is a Senior Computer Systems Analyst and teacher in Toronto, Canada, with over 45 years of experience in Hermetics, Traditional Wicca, and Vajrayana Buddhism. As Mer-Amun he is known for his contribution to the 1982 publication of Wicca the Ancient Way and has posted a blog at www.DreamingHades.com . As a writer and teacher of software and Western Mysteries, his passion is to break down technical terms into every-day life experiences.

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