Please note all our classes have been converted to online for the year of 2021 due to the CoronaVirus.
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Live Online Classes 2021
Charms for Protection, Prosperity & Passion
Jan. 7, 6:30 pm EST; live online; Prof. N Pagan.
Launching a new year desperately needed is that which we all long for- Protection, Prosperity & Passion. Life happens: our health diminishes, our finances thin and our love life stales. It's during these times that we most need to tap into our Power and make them work on our behalf. This class offers a variety of perspectives in creating charms that support an abundant, healthy life, full of love and joy. The use of charms, amulets and talismans can be used to support us through the ups and downs of life. This class assumes the student has a basic understanding of spell work and correspondences or has taken classes on these topics with us. If you have, bring your notebook, as we will be referring to previously discussed information.
Keys to Portals, the stillness of the mind: meditations & altered states
Keys to Portals, the stillness of the mind: meditations & altered states; Jan 30; 11 AM EST; J.R.Maldonado, Nanu Pagan, Heidi Bromm. This is a prerequisite class to a majority of further studies and is an interactive class. It is being offered this One Time Only as a live class. Being in the "right frame of mind" is key to entering other realms. Meditations, shamanic journeys, altered states all take you to a stream of consciousness that defies any other access. This class presents a comprehensive understanding and a variety of altered states for you to experience. One will resonate with you more than others. Class includes: an introduction to experience the Clairs-clairvoyant, clairsentient, clairaugustient, clairaudient, clairomniscient; shamanic journey, hypnotic meditation, subconscious music; and defying the blocks that stand in your way. Taught by J.R.Maldonado,HeadMaster & Founder; guided meditation by Heidi Bromm, Department Head of Altered States; shamanic journey by Nanu Pagan, Department Head of Charms & Divination.
Pick One Class
if you have not taken a class with us over 2 years, or are a new student, not taken any classes, pick either one of the two classes in January for only $5.00
Feb. 20; 10 AM-Noon, $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.
Shamanic Journeys: altered states, indigenous perspective
Shamanic Journeys: altered states, indigenous perspective; Feb 4: 6:30 PM EST; Nanu Pagan (This is a one time live prerequisite class offered to take before further studies in shamanism at the school. Thereafter this class will be offered as a recording).
According to shamanic beliefs, our physical ordinary reality is not the only one — there is another ‘non-ordinary’ reality where our spirit dwells. Just as your body needs healing when you are sick, so does your spirit; just as a problem you’ve encountered needs you to take action in the ordinary world, so there is a need for action to be taken in non-ordinary reality. For thousands of years, shamans have journeyed into non-ordinary reality, seeking to help their kinsmen spirits in times of sickness and trouble.
Trance, traveling to different worlds and different “realities” and affecting material reality by spiritual action are some of the beliefs that define academic understanding of Shamanism. However, while we will find similarities, not all cultures will believe nor practice the same way. In this class we will discuss the academic use of the term “shaman”, we will cover some of the differences and similarities in beliefs and practices across cultures, and we will share some simple ways in which you can explore this possibility, further your own well-being and learn to "travel" and interact respectfully in the Spirit realm.
Canine Behavioral Reprogramming
Canine Behavioral Reprogramming; Mar 6; 11 AM; Tami Hull. The perfect class for dog owners that have questions on reprogramming their pups' behavior. This is a live interactive class and a one time opportunity to be a participant with YOUR questions. Students will send in their videos of their dogs behavior. The videos will then be viewed on our zoom portal during class and discussed with our canine behaviorist. It's like getting a one-on-one private session. Videos will be accepted up until one week prior to this class. Live chat interactive during class for your additional questions. First come, first serve for video acceptance.
Animal Communication Lab 1
Animal Communication Lab; Mar 27; 11 AM; Mary Helen Schmidt. Interactive class in the series. (prerequisite class Keys to Portals, the stillness of the mind: meditations & altered states). To complete your studies in Animal Communication through GCSPM, and receive your certification from GCSPM, a LAB class, which is a more advanced interactive animal communication class, is required. Taught by animal communicator and Department Head of Fantastic Beasts, Mary Helen Schmidt this class includes more practice with receiving and sending information to animals; communicating through photos of animals and live animals during class; using your skills of automatic writing, automatic drawing; remote viewing, or any of your clairs. Previous animal communication classes are necessary.
Transifiguration: ShapeShifting 101
April 29, 6:30 PM, EST ; online; $35; Prof. N.Pagan. THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS for students. Prerequisite class Shamanic Journeys: altered states, indigenous perspective. )
Also called shape-shifting, transformation, change or metamorphosis, the possibility of manipulating energy to effect a change in perception for ourselves and/or others, can be found in many cultures around the world. In this class we will discuss several variations in the cultural understanding of this practice, how we can apply it into our own everyday lives, how it is done and how you can do it.
The Application & Understanding of Sacred Geometry
The Application & Understanding of Sacred Geometry; Apr 11; 11 AM EST; Heidi Bromm Sacred Geometry is considered an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things. It is said that every natural pattern of growth or movement comes back to one or more geometric shapes. This class will teach you how to apply and use sacred geometry in your daily life; expand on the meaning of the term “Sacred Geometry”; the significance of sacred geometry in your life and examples in the world (hint: everywhere you look).
Herbs for Our Times: vibrant health with at-home plant magic
Herbs for Our Times: vibrant health with at-home plant magic; May 1; 10 AM EST; Deb Krause
Learn how to transform common herbs or ‘weeds’ into useful, beneficial preparations to aid your good health. This class will be valuable for both beginner herbalists and people who are more experienced in working with plants. Herbs help maintain balance in our health and in our lives, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. If we have an illness, herbs can help us get back into balance and good health. Herbal use is not meant to take place of the medical system, but as we have learned, the medical system may not always be available. Learning how to work with the plants around us can empower us to take our health into our own hands. If we are able to maintain good health, we won’t need to rely as heavily on our already overburdened medical system.
Our bodies already know how to fight off illness and maintain wellness. Our immune system was designed just for that! Herbs can help the body do what it already knows how to do.
In this class, you will learn:
- 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.
- How to make herbal infusions, decoctions, tinctures, oils and salves.
To round out the class, we will take a virtual ‘weed walk’ and explore some medicinal and edible herbs that grow 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. You will be able to use what you have learned right away and learn where to go for further knowledge.
Potions: using & making magical elixers
Potions: using & making magical elixirs; May 20; 6:30 PM EST; Nanu Pagan. (This is the only time this foundation class will be offered live and will be a prerequisite for future Potions classes)
A potion (from Latin potio "drink") is a liquid that contains medicine, toxins and/or magical powers. It is derived from the Latin word potus which refers to a drink or drinking.
Potions, elixirs, extracts and infusions are formulas and mixes used in magical works of all kinds. Sometimes these potions are for drinking, and often they are not. In this class we will dive into the principles of creating these supportive magical tools. We will discuss the basic beliefs, what components and correspondences we use and the process of putting these together to create potions that will work for you. Bring your notebooks!
Living with Counterparts of Archangels
Living with Counterparts of Archangels; Jun 27; 11 AM EST; Heidi Bromm. (Prerequisite-Protego Maxima:wings of magic) Did you know that the Archangels have a divine counterpart, the feminine to their masculine if you will? Discover who these female Arch Angels (Archeia) are, how they can assist you on your journey on earth and how to connect with them.
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Raphael
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Raphael; Jun 5; 11 AM EST; Carolyn Wilson (prerequisite: Protego Maxima: Wings of Magic)
This intensive Archangel Raphael study class includes history, prayers, visitations and validations, Prof Wilson's personal experiences and how to connect.
Summer Break July
Learning the Path of a Seer: clairvoyance, clairaudient
Learning the Path of a Seer: clairvoyance & clairaudience; Aug. 21; 11 AM EST; J.R. Maldonado; part 1 of 2, prerequisite classes for a continuation of intuitive studies.
Clairvoyance is the ability to see things which are not physically apparent. Symbols, images, or words appear as mental impressions that are relayed to us.
Clairaudience is using the outer ear and the inner ear in receiving information. “Voices” come to us as "thoughts" rather than actually a human voice, however some do actually "hear".
Detailed explanations and interactive exercises to ascertain which gift comes naturally to you, which is stronger, and how to build each one.
The Study of Crystals: strengthening your end result
The Study of Crystals: strengthening your end result; Sept 5; 11 AM EST; Heidi Bromm
Prerequisite-Crystals & Pendulums. Which are the most powerful, high vibrating crystals; how to use them in your life; basics of making crystal grids.
Learning the Path of a Seer: clairsentient, clairgustient, claircongnizant
Learning the Path of a Seer: clairsentient, clairgustient, claircongnizant; Sept. 25, 11:00 AM EST, J.R. Maldonado; part prerequisite class/es for a continuation of intuitive studies.
Clairsentient serves as a variety of sensing and feeling experiences in communication. It includes psychological traits, gut feelings, physical sensations, paranormal occurrences and even medical symptoms.
Clairguscience corresponds to the physical senses of both smell and taste, which is very often detected in a physical way. You may detect a scent such as cigar smoke, or the smell of a specific perfume connected with a loved one. You may also receive a specific taste in your mouth such as honey or a sour taste like grapefruit.
Claircognizant (clear recognition) is simply knowing through some gut instinct without any evidence. Claircognizants know specific things through their own feelings, which are directly manifested as thoughts.
Detailed explanations and interactive exercises to ascertain which gift comes naturally to you, which is stronger, and how to build each one.
One Question Seance Free
October 28, 6:30 PM, EST. Prof. J.R.Maldonado. Zoom portal: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6802073488.
October is the time of year when the veils grow thin between the two worlds and dimensions-our world, and the "other" world of guides, spirits, and more than we can imagine. Do you have a question you would like to ask of someone who has passed? Join our interpreter, Prof. J.R.Maldonado and ask. As a tribute to this time of month we would like to offer you this very special gift of ONE FREE question from the spirits of your loved ones at no charge. Moderator Prof. N. Pagan; Guardian of the gates: Prof. C. Wilson, Prof. H.Bromm
Should you desire to ask further questions, arrangements can be made for a individual reading for you on an alternate day. Email: Headmaster@gryphonsclawschoolofmagic.com In lieu of the covid curse, we are offering this opportunity on-line only. Only ONE question per attendee.
Day of the Dead: understanding, preparations & purpose
Day of the Dead: understanding, preparations & purpose; Oct 7; 6:30 Pm EST; Nanu Pagan
The Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is an ever-evolving holiday that traces its earliest roots to the Aztec people in what is now central Mexico. The Aztecs used skulls to honor the dead a millennium before the Day of the Dead celebrations emerged. Skulls, like the ones once placed on Aztec temples, remain a key symbol in a tradition that has continued for more than six centuries in the annual celebration to honor and commune with those who have passed on.
The passing of our loved ones is a difficult experience and cultures around the world handle this process differently. One of the ways of relating to death is via the ceremonies and celebrations of “Dia de los Muertos”, or Day of the Dead. While different cultures honor their Ancestors differently, there are also many similarities. This class will discuss some of these cultural variations, the purpose of these practices as well as offer suggestions on how you too can honor your own dearly departed.
Creating A Sacred Space: replenishing your spirit
Creating A Sacred Space: replenishing your spirit; Oct. 23, 11 AM; Patty Wallenberg; $35.
In this class - What does the term sacred space mean? How does it replenish your spirit? How do you create a sacred space? What is a sacred altar? Do you need one? Where do you create a sacred space in your home? Tips, ideas, rituals, details in creating, how-to, why and you feeling replenished.
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Michael
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Michael; Nov 13; 11 AM; Carolyn Wilson (prerequisite Protegp Maxima: Wings of Magic)
This intensive Archangel Michael study class includes history, prayers, visitations and validations, Prof Wilson's personal experiences and how to connect.
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Gabriel
Protego Maxima: studies with Archangel Gabriel; Nov 27; 11 AM EST; Carolyn Wilson (Prerequisite: Protego Maxima: Wings of Magic)
This intensive Archangel Gabriel study class includes history, prayers, visitations and validations, Prof Wilson's personal experiences and how to connect.