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Online Classes?

We are three weeks in to the online course in divination that I’m currently teaching and it is going very well. I’m considering offering this class again toward the end of October. 

The course is an in depth examination of the protocols surrounding divination, how to prep in a way that better positions one for the process, the ins and outs of doing divination, and how to develop better awareness and discernment throughout. 

Pre-requisites: you must know at least one system of divination. This is not a beginning divination class. You must also be 18+ years of age or older. 

Contact me at krasskova@gmail.com if you’re interested. Please title the email “Div class” so I know what it’s about right away. I’m gauging interest. I”m torn between this and an Ancestor work 201 class and with my academic commitments can only offer one. 

 

Edit: I charge $50 for the class. It runs six weeks (maybe a little more–if i feel that we need another week to fully work with the material, I just extend but there are six formal lessons). I use slackchat. I cap the class at 8 people (that way I can engage more fully).

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A Reminder about my Online Div. Class

I’ll be starting the online divination class on August 9.

Those interested need to be registered and paid up by August 6 so I can send slackchat invites to everyone and get folks sort out there. I’m excited about this class– it will give us the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of divination at a level beyond basic 101. We’ll be talking about developing protocols for before-during-and after divination sessions, trouble shooting, problems that can arise, and how to develop your skills as a diviner too (and probably more).

The cost of the class is $50 paypal to tamyris@earthlink.net. The course will run for six weeks.

I’m capping the class at ten so it’s very much a first come, first serve. If you’re interested, contact me at krasskova at gmail.com. There are six spots left. 

Online Divination Class

Edit:

So based on response, I’ll be starting the online divination class on August 9.

Those interested need to be registered and paid up by August 6 so I can send slackchat invites to everyone and get folks sort out there. I’m excited about this class– it will give us the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of divination at a level beyond basic 101. We’ll be talking about developing protocols for before-during-and after divination sessions, trouble shooting, problems that can arise, and how to develop your skills as a diviner too (and probably more).

The cost of the class is $50 paypal to tamyris@earthlink.net. The course will run for six weeks.

I’m capping the class at ten so it’s very much a first come, first serve. If you’re interested, contact me at krasskova at gmail.com.
be well,
Galina

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So I am thinking about offering a class on divination…not any specific system, but the ins and outs of divination – protocols, trouble shooting, how to improve, etc.

I’d start this most likely in late Aug. Shoot me an email at krasskova at gmail.com if interested. Right now, I’m gauging interest. Cost for a six week class: $50 and we’d most likely use slackchat.

 

 

Upcoming Classes

In the fall, several people contacted me about doing another round of online classes. At the time, I couldn’t do it. My academic teaching load was just too heavy (very writing intensive, and hence, grading intensive) for me to add anything more to my schedule but now that school is out for the summer, I’ve decided to offer a couple of classes.

These classes will be interactive: we will meet one day a week for an hour and a half via interactive video-conference for six weeks. There will also be an email list where we can communicate and discuss the material throughout the week.

Upcoming classes are as follows:

Class: Homer’s Iliad
Date and Time: Class begins Friday June 17 from 7pm-8:30pm and meets each Friday for six weeks (June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22)
Cost: $70

Class: Euripides’ Bacchae
Date and Time: Class begins Thursday June 16 from 7pm -8:30pm and meets each Thursday for six weeks (June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21).
Cost: $70

There are  seven spots still available in the “Iliad” class and six spots in “Bacchae.” 

Future classes will include Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days, Vergil’s Aeneid, Homer’s Odyssey and Ovid’s Metamorphoses with a little Catullus thrown in for good measure.

Each course will offer an intensive introduction to the mythic tales – our sacred stories in many respects – of ancient Greece and Rome as presented in epic poetry and, in the case of Euripides, tragedy. We’ll focus on ideas of heroism and fate, how the cosmology is reflected in each of these works, and what these works show us about the cultures in which they were written. We’ll talk about hero cultus, ancestor cultus in the ancient world, syncretism, miasma, and the development of ritual and how we can engage with these stories to deepen our understanding and engagement with the Gods in our practice today. We’ll focus on violent transformation: through war, through initiation, through the workings of Gods and Fate and explore what these stories can teach us about our traditions and our faith today.

These were essential, foundational stories for ancient Greek and Roman polytheists (and for many of our own ancestors up until about 1950! Every school child would have learned them). They defined their community’s identity and understanding of the world. They helped our ancestors better comprehend how the Gods could act in our world. These stories were their own language, a lens that shaped everything and through which people learned to face the dangers, fears, and exigencies of their own life and fate.

I’ve taught for six years as a teaching assistant and then senior teaching fellow in the Classics department at Fordham U. I’ve spent the last year exploring these works with my academic classes and I’m delighted to be able to offer them to our communities too.

If you’re interested in taking either of these classes that I’m offering now, please contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com.

I will be offering two online classes in June

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In the fall, several people contacted me about doing another round of online classes. At the time, I couldn’t do it. My academic teaching load was just too heavy (very writing intensive, and hence, grading intensive) for me to add anything more to my schedule but now that school is out for the summer, I’ve decided to offer a couple of classes.

These classes will be interactive: we will meet one day a week for an hour and a half via interactive video-conference for six weeks. There will also be an email list where we can communicate and discuss the material throughout the week.

Upcoming classes are as follows:

Class: Homer’s Iliad
Date and Time: Class begins Friday June 17 from 7pm-8:30pm and meets each Friday for six weeks (June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22)
Cost: $70

Class: Euripides’ Bacchae
Date and Time: Class begins Thursday June 16 from 7pm -8:30pm and meets each Thursday for six weeks (June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21).
Cost: $70

There are eight seven spots available in each class.

Future classes will include Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days, Vergil’s Aeneid, Homer’s Odyssey and Ovid’s Metamorphoses with a little Catullus thrown in for good measure.

Each course will offer an intensive introduction to the mythic tales – our sacred stories in many respects – of ancient Greece and Rome as presented in epic poetry and, in the case of Euripides, tragedy. We’ll focus on ideas of heroism and fate, how the cosmology is reflected in each of these works, and what these works show us about the cultures in which they were written. We’ll talk about hero cultus, ancestor cultus in the ancient world, syncretism, miasma, and the development of ritual and how we can engage with these stories to deepen our understanding and engagement with the Gods in our practice today. We’ll focus on violent transformation: through war, through initiation, through the workings of Gods and Fate and explore what these stories can teach us about our traditions and our faith today.

These were essential, foundational stories for ancient Greek and Roman polytheists (and for many of our own ancestors up until about 1950! Every school child would have learned them). They defined their community’s identity and understanding of the world. They helped our ancestors better comprehend how the Gods could act in our world. These stories were their own language, a lens that shaped everything and through which people learned to face the dangers, fears, and exigencies of their own life and fate.

I’ve taught for six years as a teaching assistant and then senior teaching fellow in the Classics department at Fordham U. I’ve spent the last year exploring these works with my academic classes and I’m delighted to be able to offer them to our communities too.

If you’re interested in taking either of these classes that I’m offering now, please contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com.