The Keys of Magic: Lessons in the Western Esoteric Tradition

The Keys in Major

Dates: First Tuesdays of the month: September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd and December 7th

Location: Websters Bookstore and Cafe in State College, PA

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

In this class we will use the Tarot Major Arcana (known as Keys) of Builders of the Adytum (BOTA)* as our jumping-off point to engage the many facets of the Western Esoteric Tradition. This Tarot deck, designed by Paul Foster Case, is especially useful for instruction and meditation as each design has been carefully constructed to convey many levels of meaning and relationship for those who are versed in this pictorial language. Each Key works on a conscious and subconscious level, repaying close study and meditation. If you are new to Hermetic study, this class will help to open the doors to the true nature of Tarot as the holy book of the Western Esoteric Tradition.

But wait! There's more!

Each class will finish with a mini practice session focusing on the core skills any aspiring practioner must work on consistently, such as breath work, relaxation, concentration and visualization.


The Keys in Minor

Dates: Third Tuesdays of the month: September 21st, October 19th, November 16th and December 21st

Location: Websters Bookstore and Cafe in State College, PA

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This class will feature the Minor Arcana of Tarot as another entry point into the machinery of the Western Esoteric Tradition. We will focus on the fundatmental correspondences of each group of Minor Arcana with traditional Astrology to find the reasons why certain cards indicate certain energies and real-world outcomes. You will learn Qabalah, astrology and magical symbolism while delving deeper into your own understanding of the Tarot. In the second half of class we'll bring out a featured Tarot spread for some group discussion and practice time.