Vitki Arts

Ancient Wisdom in Service to the Spirit of Today

Winter Session: Intensive Twelve Week Runic Apprenticeship

As the popularity of Tarot and Divination continues to rise to faddish proportions, I have become concerned that the Runes will be added to this cultural milieu as a superficial addendum to a collection of sacred tools reduced to the status of party-tricks. As a result of this concern, I have directed the bulk of my energy to produce quality material and an educational framework to facilitate the aspirant student to approach the Runes as a source of deep spiritual wisdom and personal empowerment. In my twenty-one years of dedicated study and magical practice, the Runes have constantly proven themselves as the most potent magical device in my arsenal of knowledge. Therein lies the problem, as with that power comes a degree of potential danger that cannot be conveyed through the printed word. I am spiritually invested in spreading the wisdom of the Runes and providing guidance in the safest and best practices of runic magic and divination.

To this end, I have launched a one-on-one 12 week intensive program which continues this Spring.  Unlike many prefabricated correspondence courses, the curriculum will be customized to suit the needs of each student following an initial assessment and interview.  This personalized approach will enable aspirants of any knowledge-base to benefit from this program; from the beginner looking to build a solid foundation of knowledge to the expert aiming to deepen their understanding through close work with a fellow practitioner. While this program is open to all levels of experience, due to limitations on time and energy, only a relatively small number of applicants will be selected for this apprenticeship. Absolute beginners are welcome, however they must be seriously dedicated to their spiritual development and have a strong interest in the Runic magic (or the arts of Galdr and Seidhr) in order to be selected for this intensive twelve-week course of study. Space is limited and acceptance, after these qualities are assessed, is on a first come first serve basis.

As with all of my Runic courses, there will be a strong focus on assessing both historical and contemporary sources of Runic knowledge and lore, with an emphasis on developing a personal relationship with the Runes and spirits of the nine worlds. Though the curriculum will be personalized, each apprentice will receive the following:

       A weekly one-on-one session of instruction, guided study, q&a, and personal coaching lasting approx. 1-2 hours. This may be conducted in person to those in the New York City area, or via phone or Skype for long-distance students.

       A weekly Runic divination session with me (Phillip English) included with tuition (valued at 720 dollars).

       Guidance on developing personal relationships with the runes to foster the power of accurate divination and prophecy. This kind of personal relationship  enabled me to accurately predict the NBA playoffs in great detail as demonstrated in this link

       Instruction in the art of Galdr: This specifically relates to the use of runic chant, song and vibration, and the creation of talismans and charms to create change in the world around you. 

       Demonstrative guidance in the art of Seidr: specifically works of trance used to explore the nine worlds and commune with the spirits therein.

       Instruction in the creation, staining, and charging of rune staves and other magical tools.

       Hands-on guided practice in runic divination and magic

       A Certification of Completion from Vitki Arts(which is presented upon completion of apprenticeship)

 

The tuition for this twelve-week course is $350

 

To apply: Please write to vitkiarts@gmail.com with your name, age (this apprenticeship is only available to adults 18 years or older) and a summary (either brief or lengthy- use your intuition) of your interest in both the runes in general, and this apprenticeship in particular. A follow up interview may be scheduled to determine whether this is a good fit.   The deadline for application is 9pm on January 6, 2017.

 

 

Spring Session: Intensive Twelve Week One on One Runic Apprenticeship

As the popularity of Tarot and Divination continues to rise to faddish proportions, I have become concerned that the Runes will be added to this cultural milieu as a superficial addendum to a collection of sacred tools reduced to the status of party-tricks. As a result of this concern, I have directed the bulk of my energy to produce quality material and an educational framework to facilitate the aspirant student to approach the Runes as a source of deep spiritual wisdom and personal empowerment. In my twenty-one years of dedicated study and magical practice, the Runes have constantly proven themselves as the most potent magical device in my arsenal of knowledge. Therein lies the problem, as with that power comes a degree of potential danger that cannot be conveyed through the printed word. I am spiritually invested in spreading the wisdom of the Runes and providing guidance in the safest and best practices of runic magic and divination.

To this end, I have launched a one-on-one 12 week intensive program which continues this Spring.  Unlike many prefabricated correspondence courses, the curriculum will be customized to suit the needs of each student following an initial assessment and interview.  This personalized approach will enable aspirants of any knowledge-base to benefit from this program; from the beginner looking to build a solid foundation of knowledge to the expert aiming to deepen their understanding through close work with a fellow practitioner. While this program is open to all levels of experience, due to limitations on time and energy, only a relatively small number of applicants will be selected for this apprenticeship. Absolute beginners are welcome, however they must be seriously dedicated to their spiritual development and have a strong interest in the Runic magic (or the arts of Galdr and Seidhr) in order to be selected for this intensive twelve-week course of study. Space is limited and acceptance, after these qualities are assessed, is on a first come first serve basis.

As with all of my Runic courses, there will be a strong focus on assessing both historical and contemporary sources of Runic knowledge and lore, with an emphasis on developing a personal relationship with the Runes and spirits of the nine worlds. Though the curriculum will be personalized, each apprentice will receive the following:

       A weekly one-on-one session of instruction, guided study, q&a, and personal coaching lasting approx. 1-2 hours. This may be conducted in person to those in the New York City area, or via phone or Skype for long-distance students.

       A weekly Runic divination session with me (Phillip English) included with tuition (valued at 720 dollars).

       Guidance on developing personal relationships with the runes to foster the power of accurate divination and prophecy. This kind of personal relationship  enabled me to accurately predict the NBA playoffs in great detail as demonstrated in this link

       Instruction in the art of Galdr: This specifically relates to the use of runic chant, song and vibration, and the creation of talismans and charms to create change in the world around you. 

       Demonstrative guidance in the art of Seidr: specifically works of trance used to explore the nine worlds and commune with the spirits therein.

       Instruction in the creation, staining, and charging of rune staves and other magical tools.

       Hands-on guided practice in runic divination and magic

       A Certification of Completion from Vitki Arts(which is presented upon completion of apprenticeship)

 

The tuition for this twelve-week course is $350

 

To apply: Please write to vitkiarts@gmail.com with your name, age (this apprenticeship is only available to adults 18 years or older) and a summary (either brief or lengthy- use your intuition) of your interest in both the runes in general, and this apprenticeship in particular. A follow up interview may be scheduled to determine whether this is a good fit.   The deadline for application is 9pm on March 23rd, 2016.

Exploring the Runes: Spring Session at Catland

Tickets Available Here

Most contemporary thought about the Runes falls into one of two categories: that of personal gnosis influenced by the syncretic practices of modern western magic, and that of strict historical reconstruction which view modern magical innovations relating to the runes as a-historic and heretical.

This 6 week course will take a middle position. Its initial aims are to familiarize the beginner with the objective historical development of the various Futharks (early Germanic alphabets) that form what we commonly call “The Runes” as well as to dispel some commonly held misconceptions about the Runes held by more experienced practitioners.

 After separating objective fact from speculative myth, this course will then provide a basis from which a student may begin to utilize the runes within contemporary magical practice.

 Students of this course can expect to learn:

  • Objective historical knowledge about the runes and academic rune studies
  • How to discern objective truths from subjective myths about the Runes
  • How to utilize the gnosis of contemporary runic magic in the context of Norse traditions in personal magical practice and divination.

 Readings will include primary historical documents alongside modern magical writing, and yes, there will be practical instruction on carving rune staves, magic, and divination.

Class meets on Monday Nights: May 4th, 11th, 18th, and June 1st, 8th, and 15th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-the-runes-with-phillip-english-6-week-course-at-catland-tickets-16633733946

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Vitki Arts Presents: Techniques of Magick, a Six Week Workshop at Catland

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Techniques of Magick is a series of interconnected workshops that will allow participants to dive into the actual practice of Hermetic Magick.  While this course will offer enough theory for the basic apprehension of the “why’s” of technique, it will lean heavily on learning by hands-on experience.

Utilizing the rich framework of contemporary Western Hermeticism as our paradigm, and focusing on self-development as our aim, we will explore how to apply ritual to make positive changes in ourselves and the world around us.

This course is for anyone interested in beginning a ritual path in Hermeticism, or interested in adding powerful, time-tested tools to their ritual practice.

We will meet over the course of 6 consecutive Saturdays at Catland at 2pm.  Attendees will be expected to participate and contribute in class as well as do the occasional homework assignment.  Participants are expected to keep a journal during the course and are encouraged to share developments or conundrums in their practice as they arise.

Schedule:

March 7th- Intro, Daily Magical Practice, Daily Divination

March 14th- Banishing, Space Clearing, Psychic Self-Defense

March 21st- Theory of Initiation; Purification and Consecration of Magical Objects utilizing the Neophyte Formula

March 28th- Magical Tools, Magical Weapons

April 4th- The Practice of Invocation

April 11th- Development of the Body of Light, Group Energy Work

Tickets Here!

New Class at Catland: Introducing the Thoth Tarot

Blessings to you all! I'm teaching the following class on November 29th at Catland:

A veritable treasure trove of magical symbolism, the Thoth Tarot is the premiere deck of the New Aeon.

Rich in imagery, it synthesizes a number of mystical, philosophical, and spiritual concepts. However, this denseness of imagery, combined with Thelemic idiosyncrasies, can make the Thoth deck a bit daunting to approach. This class will acquaint students of the Thoth tarot with the various schemas- Qabbalistic, Alchemical, Astrological, Magickal- that form the skeleton of the deck.

This class also provides comprehensive background material on the deck’s creation as well as theory and practice. Absolute Tarot beginners will go home with a broad comprehension of Tarot in general, and those interested in deepening their study of the Thoth Tarot will find further avenues for contemplation and clarification of some of the more baffling elements of the deck.

Online Early Bird Special- $30. Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introducing-the-thoth-tarot-tickets-14393993823

Day of the Event- $50.

 

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