THE PHILOSOPHY OF ASTRAL MAGIC – THE ART OF PERSUADING REALITY
Sunday, Sept 2:30-3:45 pm – NCGR conference – Baltimore
The Magical Tradition was a big part of Astrology since its conception. Growing out of the same philosophical and cosmological roots, It holds powerful keys to the mystery of the Astrological cosmos and its inner workings. We will explore the essential philosophical principles of Traditional Astrological Magic and the concept of “Magical Images”, and learn innovative ways to apply them in our life, and the life of our clients.
INTRODUCTION TO PLANETARY MAGIC
Thursday, Sept 5, 7-9pm – Aquarian Bookshop – Richmond VA
In this lecture, Michael will introduce the subject of Astral Magic, its origins and practice and give ways in which one can bring it into their life, connecting and aligning with the cosmos.
INTRODUCTION TO HELLENISTIC ASTROLOGY
Friday, Sept 6, 7-9pm – Aquarian Bookshop – Richmond VA
Hellenistic Astrology is the oldest strata in horoscopic (ascendant based) astrology and the fountainhead of our western tradition.
Based on his research into Hellenistic foundational texts, and more than a decade of practice, Michael will guide new beginners, as well as astrologers in the corridors of this ancient system, its many facets and its most fundamental cosmological and philosophical principles.
THE SECRET FIRE – ALL-DAY WORKSHOP ON PLANETARY MAGIC
Saturday, Sept 7, 11-6pm – Aquarian Bookshop – Richmond VA
All ancient cultures revered the starry sky, planets, and luminaries. Understanding their intimate connection to nature and human life, they created ways of vitalizing and strengthening these astral bonds, participating in their powers and harmonizing with the rhythm of the cosmos.
Western Astrological Magic is the art of aligning oneself with the heavenly bodies, drawing on their celestial powers, and creating Talismanic vessels and images to capture and animate their virtues.
In this workshop, we will learn the theory and practice of Astral Magic, touching on the most essential elements of this ancient art, as a philosophy, a practice and a way of life.
We will learn techniques to connect with the pulsating powers of the cosmos, reawakening the astral bonds in our soul, aligning ourselves to the luminaries, planets, and stars.
In this workshop we will learn:
– The (hidden) history of Planetary Magic
– The Philosophy and Cosmology of Astral Magic
– How to align our life to the heavens
– How to draw on Planetary powers
– Electing times for Magical works
– The Art of creating Planetary Talismans
[for power, health, and protection, etc.]
Call the Aquarian Bookshop to register or learn more (804) 353-5575
THE PYRAMID MODEL – THE FOUR ANGLES IN DELINEATION AND COUNSELING
Thursday, Sept 5, 7-9pm – The New York Astrology Meetup – New York
In this lecture, Michael will explore the importance of the Four Angles of the astrological chart and will Introduce the traditional perspective and approach to delineating their meaning. Michael will suggest the ‘Pyramid Model’ that he has developed, to help synthesize the information and also use it to give guidance to clients in counseling intelligently.
ASTRAL SHAMANISM – ALL-DAY WORKSHOP ON A FULL MOON
Michael Ofek & renowned Shaman Itzhak Beery. Saturday, Sept 14, 10– 6 pm – Open Center – New York
Under a Pisces full moon, and with the perfect alignment–conjunction–of Venus and Mercury, we will learn and practice this ancestral tradition.
Once we learn the essence of those astral practices, we will connect with the power of the Full Moon–Lunar feminine energy–and its unique expression in the sign of Pisces. The water sign of Pisces is receptive and empathic, abstract and immersive, dissolving the veil between the worlds of spirit and matter — giving us a unique opportunity to expand our hearts and transcend our vision. We will create a unique Lunar Talisman for increasing spiritual intuition and psychic sensitivity.
In this workshop, you will:
– Learn about the origins of this tradition and its connection with Astrology and western Astral Magic
– Journey into the different planetary realms for personal power, guidance, and healing
– Learn techniques to draw planetary essences, and create powerful Magical Talismans for a variety of uses (health, protection, memory, wealth, attraction, etc.)
– Journey into the realms of the Moon and the Pisces sign to connect with its power
– Create a personal Lunar Talisman* for increasing spiritual intuition and psychic sensitivity. * The Lunar Talisman Is uniquely designed By David Weitzman and Michael Ofek for the event
* No preliminary knowledge needed in order to participate.
Itzhak Beery is a leading shamanic instructor, healer, speaker, community activist, and author, with 21-years of experience reading palms around the world. Founder of shamanportal.org and co-founder of the New York Shamanic Circle, Itzhak received the Ambassador for Peace Award from The Universal Peace Federation. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, and TV.
Michael Ofek is a professional astrologer, writer, and instructor from Israel. He specializes in Hellenistic astrology and its connection with Greco-Egyptian Cosmology, Philosophy, and Magic. His work is aimed at reconstructing and reviving these ancient arts.