Workshops and Events

I’m offering single session and short series classes starting this summer in person in Columbus, Ohio.

If there’s more interest in online studies, I’ll work on offering that starting this winter. If you can’t make it to a scheduled time, let me know, and that will encourage me to schedule more sessions on a particular topic. If cost is an issue, please contact me to see if we can work out a barter deal or a payment plan.

Check this page often for updates!

Multiple Intelligences and Magic

The idea of multiple intelligences helps us assess our abilities in several different domains as separate but related ways of approaching the world. This workshop uses multiple intelligences to examine the different skills and talents we use for magic, and how we use these alone and in combination. We discuss how to make the most of your talents, how to use your strengths to counterbalance your weaknesses, and how we can bring multiple intelligences together for more engaging and powerful magical work.

Sunday July 16 1-3 pm, sliding scale $10 – $30

Nonlinearity and Magic

Magic uses a nonlinear paradigm which contrasts significantly with the linear thinking common for the last five hundred years. Major areas of modern life, including commerce and social structures, have been dominated by linear assumptions, but recent re-understandings of math and science are opening the way to an increase in nonlinear thinking. This presentation discusses historical examples and highlights connections between magic and current developments in nonlinearity.

Sunday August 27, 1-3 pm, sliding scale $10 – $30

Intuitive Reiki

Intuitive Reiki combines the gentle yet powerfully effective healing energy of Reiki with participants’ own intuition and awareness of imbalances in the client’s body to facilitate healing of mental, emotional, and physical imbalances. In Level I, students learn the history of Reiki, the Reiki symbols, and how to use Reiki to heal themselves. In Level II, students learn an additional Reiki symbol and how to use Reiki to heal others. If you have received a Reiki attunement elsewhere but would like to study with me, talk to me about being accepted directly into Reiki II.

Reiki I lessons and attunement, Sunday September 17, 10 am – 4 pm, sliding scale $50 – $100

Reiki II lessons and attunement, Sunday October 22, 10 am – 4 pm, sliding scale $50 – $100

Axis Mundi and Omphalos

This exploration of two different visualizations of the sacred center, and how we organize our spatial understanding in sacred terms, leads to different ideas about what grounding and centering can mean. It will include an experiential guided meditation component.

Sunday November 19, 1-3 pm, sliding scale $10 – $30

 

Possible future topics:

Planetary Hours and Days of the Week

Ever wondered why the days of the week are in a certain order? The answer has to do with planetary hours, a fascinating piece of astrology that is frequently neglected. Activities help participants explore the planetary hours and discover why we hate Mondays and love Fridays.

Elements of Productivity

Interactions among the Chakras

Intro to Herbalism

Visions of Future Past: Historical Perspectives on Wicca and Neo-Paganism

Tarot Beyond the Cards: Spells and Trance Journeys

Elemental Dignities in Tarot

Magic and Metaphor: Language, Idiom, and Symbolism

Creating Our Own Myths

 

I have over 15 years of experience teaching classes on a huge range of subjects, including topics at the university level. Although I have taught classes of many sizes, I especially enjoy teaching small to medium groups in an interactive setting. I also do one-on-one mentoring.

In the Pagan context, I have been invited to speak at Sacred Space Conference, ConVocation, Fertile Ground Gathering, Michigan Pagan Fest, Pagan Pride Days in multiple states, and other venues in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Contact me at literatahurley@gmail.com to schedule me for your group or event!