Date(s) - 01/28/2021 - 12/20/2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2021 – 12 Esoteric Visionary Rituals
with Christopher Penczak
Please join me for a series of individual classes on various topics, linking discussion, lore, and theory, and culminating in visionary ritual with a deep guided journey to encounter the powers described in each class. No specific prior knowledge is needed, and the only criteria a willingness to dive deep and experience directly. Take one, or take the series, and while each stands alone, participants in the series will see the subtle alignments linking all twelve ritual classes and deepening the entire experience. Classes will be held on Zoom and audio recorded to allow you to repeat the journey again and again at your leisure. Each class will have PDF handout.
All Classes from 7 – 9:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Individual Class: $35
Whole Series in Advance: $350
Those who register for the whole series will be invited to a special Facebook Discussion Group to share your experiences as the year progresses.
Each ritual has suggested items for it, which while they can enhance the experience, are NOT required to participate.
To Register for the Whole Series, please make a PayPal Payment of $350 to Torcboy@aol.com (not torchboy) and name a note for “2021 Esoteric Visionary Rituals” You will be emailed a confirmation and invitation to the Facebook Group. When we get closer to each of the individual date, be sent a Zoom Link and PDF Handout. www.paypal.com
To Register for an individual class, please make a PayPal Payment of $35 to Torcboy@aol.com (not torchboy) and the name of the individual class in the note, such as “The Seven Heavens” or “Evocation to Bridget”. You will be emailed a confirmation and when we get closer to the date of the class, be sent a Zoom Link and PDF Handout. www.paypal.com
Those who do not register within 24 Hours prior to the class start time will receive the class material after its recorded and will not be able to participate “live.”
The Seven Heavens
Thursday Jan 28, 2021
The world above and below are often seen as mirrors of the seven heavens, embodied by the planetary spheres, to the seven underworlds, with the Earth in-between. With concepts found in alchemy, hermeticism and Qabalah, we shall climb the ladder of heaven through a ritual journey of the seven spheres, using sound, word, and image to ascend from the earth through the seven planetary realms and encounter their inhabitants. Explore. Understand. Integrate. Each can reveal what powers are integrated and what powers need to be rebalanced within you. Seven small candles to be lit before the ritual begins helps facilitate the process.
Evocation to Bridget
Thursday Feb 25, 2021
Bridget are all faces of this incredible divinity rooted in the old gods and faery traditions and finding expression in Celtic Christianity. She is a triple goddess honored at Imbolc, and matron of healing, poetry and smith-craft. She is the goddess of health, inspiration, and manifestation, along with her two sisters, also named Bridget. Her veneration is linked with sacred fires of Kildare Ireland and the water of holy wells. In some tales, she helped create the world through the use of her Green Mantle upon the land, creating the lush greenery of Ireland. What do you have to share with Bridget, and what might she share with you? Through a simple ritual and visionary journey, discover the blessings of Bridget for yourself. A cup of water, a nail and candle can be used as a ritual focus.
Past Life Healing Ritual
Thursday March 25, 2021
Open the Gates of Memory and seek an experience of a past incarnation that will have a message or teaching for you in your life here and now. We shall review various theories and soul models of past lives, memory, and reincarnation, including the ideas of the akashic records and inner earth libraries before embarking upon our journey. Learn the role of the Nodes of the Moon upon our karmic journey. Hold the intention of healing, learning, and evolving from this work. Petrified Wood and Comfrey Root are both excellent talismans to have with you for this work.
Thursday April 29, 2021
The Planetary Being of whom we partake in life is often described as Mother Earth. Today depicted with benevolent images of Mother Nature, she is also a force, in both the ancient past and the world, or destruction and death. She is the goddess of creation, destruction and ultimately change. Her patterns and cycles are vast in both the familiar annual cycle and the geological. Like us, she has many systems and spheres. Deepen your understanding, experience and communion with the Earth Mother. A vessel filled with local soil can help you facilitate this experience.
The King of the Hollow Hill
Thursday May 27, 2021
The ancient mounds are often considered not only burial tombs, but portals to lands within the Earth, and to the most ancient layers of consciousness. Humans seek them to interface with a time, place, and consciousness older and wiser than our own. Seek the Lord of the Hollow Hill. Ancestral Warrior? Faery King? Giant? Archangel? Who sleeps and dreams the dream in the Heart of the Earth? Can you participate in this dream? A vessel of soil with a small candle upon it will aid the journey as a focus.
The Temple of Thoth
Thursday June 24, 2021
Thoth. Tehuti. Hermes Trismegistus. Mercurius ter Maximus. Scribe of the Gods. Magician. Trickster. Guide. Creator. Lord of the Moon. Master of Alchemy. Keeper of the Sacred Word. Seek the wisdom of this Sage God, sometimes Ibis Headed, and sometimes Ape Headed, in this inner world temple and record hall. Learn from him the meaning of the magickal voice, of science and sorcery, and the creation of the cosmos. Learn what Thoth has to teach you for the unfolding of the world. A pen and a blank sheet of paper will be needed to draw symbols of evocation as we begin the working.
The Psychic Eye
Thursday Jul 15, 2021
The Eye of Ra. The Eye of Horus. The Eye of Providence above the unfinished pyramid, the Crown of Egypt and the mystery of the serpent goddess Wadjet and her role in the eye. All hold a part of the mystery of true sight, true sensing beyond the physical. Join us for a Ritual of Empowerment to facilitate greater ability and use of the Third Eye in magick and psychic work. Aligning with angelic powers to safely aid us, we shall help reawaken, purify, and energize the center of psychic vision. A simple quartz point will be a helpful focus to this ritual.
The Healing Temple
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Seek the spirits and deities of healing, rejuvenation, and regeneration in the Temple of Healing. While we often take the time to rest and heal in the physical, particularly after injury or illness, we often disregard wounds and illness on the mental, emotional, or spiritual levels, or the problems that occur from practicing magick. Seek the allies of healing for a spiritual “tune up” or to begin deeper longer work together. The Healing Temple creates a pattern of healing calling upon the Archangels, Mighty Dead, Elementals, Ancestors, Spirits of the Bodily Organs, and Deities to work together on all levels for your own elevation and evolution. Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) in a charm bag, as a tea, or ideally as a flower essence will aid this work.
The Call of the Morrighan
Friday Sept 24, 2021
Hear the wings of the dark goddess beating for you. Explore the mysteries of her gifts: courage, sorcery, and prophecy. Her face is triple and entwined with the goddesses Badb, Macha and Nemain. The Morrighan is not just a goddess of war, but of life, death, and magick. She is seen as one with the great mother Anu. Her totems are the crow, raven, wolf, cow, and eel. She is a goddess of necessity and her people are the Warriors and Witches who hear the call to do not what they want, but what is needed. Learn about the Morrighan and seek her in visionary ritual. Use a black feather for a focus for this ritual.
The Horned God and the Wild Hunt
Thursday Oct 14, 2021
The Hunt. The Chase. The Night Battles through the lands and sky. They are all manifestations of the forces of rebalance when the natural and divine order is disturbed, a magickal response to minimize harm and restore order. The Master of the Wild hunt runs through the dark forests roads and hidden tracks in the wintertide, gathering up the lost and haunted souls, and those who disturb the peace of the land. Led by a hunter, an ancestral hero, a faery, or divinity, the troupe of otherworldly inhabitants seem to haunt the land, but also return the dead to their realm in the dark half of the year. Encounter the Master of the Hunt to see if your work intersects with trouping company. If available, an antler or a animal horn can be used as a ritual focus for this work.
The Masters of Shamballa
Friday Nov 19, 2021
The masters from all times and places are referred to as the Lords or Masters of Shamballa, the sacred eastern city of the enlightened as well as a collective consciousness described as a diamond refracting the seven rays. Through this working learn about and commune with the traditional masters of the seven rays from not only a Theosophical perspective but widen that perspective to align with those in modern Witchcraft and Paganism. A faceted stone, prism, or a crystal sun catcher with a candle behind it can be the focus for this vision working.
The Gate of Dreaming
Monday Dec 20, 2021
Consensus reality is often described as a shared dream by magickal practitioners, implying that every dream is its own reality, its own world full of importance. We learn to navigate other-worlds through journey, meditation, and both waking and slumbering dreams. Through this ritual, call upon the gods of dreams and sleep to empower your magickal dreaming, to teach you the secrets, and to catalyze growth and evolution through your dream time. Petition the inner plane masters to take you to their dream schools and temples. A small charm bag of mugwort can be held as a talisman in this rite.