March, April, May, June- please note all our Spring LIVE classes are either available ONLINE, or have been moved to the Fall due to the CoronaVirus.
Spring online classes remain active as scheduled.
Tarot 2; June 3; Online; 10 AM-Noon; $35; Prof. P. Wallenberg
Building on our previous class, (available as a recording) we will continue to explore the minor arcana. There are 56 cards in total with four suits: cups, swords, pentacles (coins), and wands (staffs). This class will cover the cups and swords. Add more depth to your readings as you begin to learn the remaining cards in the deck. It is not necessary to take the first class, however you may find it most helpful.
Transifiguration: ShapeShifting 101
September 23; 6:30-8:30 ; online; $35; Prof. S. Barrientes
At Hogwarts, transfiguration is the family of magical spells that are used for changing objects from one type of thing into another. At Gryphons' Claw Practical School of Magic we parallel transfiguration to the shamanic term of "shapeshifting". Shapeshifting, also called transformation, transmogrification, or metamorphosis, refers to a change in the form or appearance from one person to another person or animal.
Prof. Barrientes, co-founder of GCSPM, teaches - what it is; how shamans and those in his culture have applied the practice of shapeshifting into their everyday lives; how it is done and how you can do it.
Tarot of Physics
Sept 26;10-12; $40; Prof. D. Horon; Vintage Cottage, 612 West New York Avenue
There's an astounding correspondence between the four suits of tarot and the four fundamental principles of physics: energy, time, space, and matter. Prof. Horon, the creator of the critically acclaimed "Tarot of Physics," lays them out in terms that anyone can understand. During this workshop, you'll gain a new understanding of both the physical and the spiritual worlds.
Herbology 2: decoctions, tinctures, oils and salves
Sept. 13; 10-5:30; $65 early bird before Aug. 14; $75 - Aug 15-Sept 13; Prof. D. Krause: The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand,DeLand
Join Professor Krause for a full day of magical herbal adventures learning how to transform common herbs or ‘weeds’ into useful, beneficial preparations to aid with your health.
- how herbs nudge our body to do what it already knows
- where to get the herbs we need: can we grow them? Order them in the mail? Shop for them? Do we go out and find them on our own?
- We will discuss safety, sustainability and quality as well as how we can preserve our herbs for future use.
-lunch on your own
- After lunch, create herbal preparations
- how to make herbal infusions, decoctions, tinctures, oils and salves. We will be tasting, touching and smelling all sorts of things, so bring your taste buds!
- To round out the day, we will take a ‘weed walk and explore the medicinal and edible herbs that grow right under our feet right here in Central Florida!
Upon completion of this class, you will have the knowledge to start working with herbs in your own home, or continue your practice from what you have learned in previous classes. You will know where to go for further knowledge. Come and share the day with us at one of the most beautiful places in Deland.
Sept 20; 2-4 Pm; $40; Prof. C. Kenner; Vintage Cottage Antiques 612 West New York Avenue DeLand
We all live in a parallel world where everything connects, and is connected. Astrology is a symbolic language. Unlock the cosmic secrets of the planets, signs, and houses and learn how to read the mysterious glyphs and symbols of astrology.
Oct. 21; 6:30-8:30; $35; Online; Prof. P Wallenberg
Building on our previous classes, we will continue to explore the minor arcana. This class will cover the pentacles and wands. Add more depth to your readings by incorporating the remaining cards and learn to do a full 12 card reading.
Petrificus Totalis:your immobilized body
October 18; 10-12; $40; Prof. H. Bromm; Knead Sole Reflexology,216 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
Petrificus Totalus is a spell used in the H.P. movies, which when translated means "Make rock totally." In this class we adapt that concept into the reality of "being frozen", not able to move for whatever reason. The in-between dream state, between being asleep, being aware of what is going on in your surroundings, and yet not being able to move. Frozen. Freezing as a response of not being able to remember an incident; or responding to an incident or words in a "empty head" manner, not remembering, being stunned. Hypnosis. Brain programing.How does this happen? Can you overcome this?
Dark Goddess Magic
Oct. 14, ONLINE CLASS; 6:30-8:30PM; $35; Prof. H. Bromm
Meet the goddesses who dwell in the dark, the ones who challenge and transform those that are sincere seekers. Goddesses that are oft regarded as all powerful and terrifying. Go deeper to discover the true nature of goddesses such as Kali, Isis and Morrigan. Many others will be discussed with recommended guidelines given on how to call upon them and work with them
History of Curses & Spells
October 11; 10-Noon; $40; Prof. H. Bromm; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Do you know the difference between a curse, a spell or a hex? Have you personally experienced unexplanable things of the unpleasant nature in your life? your home? This class presented by our Department Head of Practical Defense Against Dark Arts, Prof. Bromm, takes an in-depth look at curses, spells, hexes and the-like across time and cultures through to the present; identify your source, type, and how to break these undesirable ocurences.
October 3; 2 Pm; $55; Prof. C. Kenner; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Your astrological chart and a gemstone necklace fill your heart's desire.
Beadstrology™ is a creative way to combine the art of astrology with the craft of beading. In this class, you'll create a gemstone necklace based on your birth chart, with semiprecious stones for each planet. Wear your finished jewelry piece that will look like a map of the heavens on the day of your birth.
No experience necessary: the $55 fee includes gemstone beads and a printed copy of your birth chart. We'll need your birth date, place, and time to calculate your chart before class begins. A comprehensive written analysis of your chart is available for an additional $25 paid at the door.
Astral Travel: Destination - Getting where you want to go
November 8; 10-12; $40; Prof. H. Bromm; Knead Sole Reflexology, 216 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720
We've covered the basics of Astral Travel, now let's pack our bags and make sure we get to where we want to go. The ABC's of leaving your body and a guided out of body experience to the preplanned destination of your choice.
The Assessment & Certification of the Beast
NOV. 7, 10-12; $40 for class only; $50 for CGC Canine Good Citizen, certification and class; Prof. K Kilpatrick; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy dog? Wonder no more. In this class, long time expert, Prof. Kilpatrick will address all your questions including what responsibilities a CGC dog has, training; information, and at the end of the class, certification. Part of our Fantastic Beasts course.
Weekend Study: Crafting Charms, Amulets & Talismans
NOV. 14 & 15; 10-4PM; $80 for 2 days if purchased by Nov. 1, $130 if purchased after Nov. 1 ; Prof. N. Pagan; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Join our Co-founder, and Department Head of Charms, Prof. Pagan as she flies in from Texas to teach 2 days of extraordinary and profound magic: charms.
We have combined our "Introduction to Charms" class with this weekend workshop. The introduction to charms portion is designed to offer you an understanding of charms, amulets and talismans - the differences between them, as well as some ways to compose, charge and use them in daily life. We will also discuss the energy basics that will help you get started using this helpful magical technique. Bring your Book of Shadows so you can take notes!
The introduction is followed by a weekend of interactive and creative time. Delve deeper into the making and uses of charms, amulets and talismans as well as energy practice for creating your own charms, amulets and talismans. Come comfortably dressed and be prepared to bring this craft into your life; bring your grimoire/ book of shadows for reference and note-taking!
Taming the Beast
NOV. 21; 10-12; $40; Prof. T. Hull; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
Taming the Beast, begins with you, the human, and your relationship with the beast.
- What are you missing?
- Rules and Boundaries!
- What are you focusing on?
- What you don’t want!!!
We will discuss the importance of creating the proper relationship with your beast and how to extinguish unwanted behaviors.
Walking the Beast
Walking the Beast; $25; 1-2pm, Nov. 21, Live class in Deland. What a fantastic day to spend with your dog! Following a morning class ,"Taming The Beast" with noted canine trainer Prof. Hull, your day continues with our two star canine trainers, known for their service dog training and trick training, on a Pack Walk! There's a very special bond that you cement with your dog when you walk, in a group, while meditating. Our two professors have flown to California and back and have trained with the best specifically in pack walking. You will learn a lot about your communication skills with your best friend in a way you havn't even thought was possible. See you on November 21.
The Balancing & Clearing of Beasts
Balancing & Clearing of Beasts; $40; Dec. 5, 10-Noon; Prof. S Provost; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand,
Our Fantastic Beasts. They take on the role of our companions and protectors and in doing so agree to take on any energies or unserving challenges that may come our way. But in doing so, they themselves take on those challenges. In this class you will learn balancing and clearing chakras/energy fields of our fantastic beasts to help them stay more balanced. Soothing and Beneficial!
Incantations & Intentions
DEC. 6; 12-2; $40; Prof. M.Noblett; The Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand, Florida 32720
Purchase both Incantation & Tasseography for $70!!! Rebate received after purchase of both.
“Tea Magic" is a very strong form of Witchcraft as it employs both Magic and Divination. Tea Witches are considered very Zen and superbly powerful at the same time. They are not only herbalists, but through the magic of the herbs they have found a way to centre themselves and achieve wisdom.
We will be learning about tea medicinally and holistically whilst using incantations and intention.
Tasseography: magic of tea leaf reading
DEC. 12; 2 PM-4PM; $40; Prof. C. Kenner; Vintage Cottage Antiques, 612 West New York Avenue DeLand.Purchase both Incantation & Tasseography for $70!!! Rebate received after purchase of both.
Experience the ancient art of tea-leaf reading, just like grandma used to do. Have a seat in the parlor of a haunted antique shop, sip hot tea from a vintage teacup, and see visions of your future take shape before your very eyes.
Protego Maxima: Wings of Magic
Dec. 13; 10-12;$40; Prof. C. Wilson; Vintage Cottage, 612 W. New York Ave., DeLand
What are Archangels and Angels? How can they help us? How to Communicate with them; Archangels for specific issues (Finding Lost Objects, Communication, Selling a Home, Disagreements, Etc.); Your Guardian Angels; Earth Angels—The Ones Who Come and Help Then Disappear -- and Those that Stay, Gut Feelings are Angels,...
The use of Blessed Medals, Novenas, the Power of the Psalms, St. Joseph’s Prayer, Infant of Prague, Crystals to Protect your aura, thoughts manifest; releasing past life trauma and karmic debris; dealing with vampires, succubi and incubi; putting up your wings/shielding; protecting your home, office and vehicle; Angel Art – the beautiful, moving representations of the Invisible Armies