Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm
Hermeticism: A Pagan Path
The Hermetic Tradition is one of the oldest paths within the Western Mystery Schools, and is the origin of much of the esoteric knowledge found in such spiritual paths as Qabbalah, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Wicca. However, Hermetic Practice and its metaphysical body of literature, known as the Corpus Hermeticum, is not as well known today as many of these paths are.
In this class, we will discuss the meaning and history of the Hermetic Tradition, with a focus on how Hermeticism can be practiced as a Pagan path rooted in Ancient Egyptian and Greek cultures. Learn about the three Hermetic Arts: Alchemy, Astrology, and Theurgy, and how you can apply them to your own spiritual practice. We will discuss a theory that the Hermetic books are derived from an ancient form of spiritualism. There will be a presentation on some of the tools used in the Hermetic Tradition and how to conduct some basic Hermetic rituals, such as drawing in the influences of the seven spheres and consecrating the sacred band of Isis.
About the instructor: Colton Oemig has studied the occult, spiritual, and Pagan practices for 20 years. Hailing from Western Wisconsin, Colton is a practitioner of Hermetic Magick, the witchcraft tradition, Reiki, and Tarot cartology. He also, along with his older brother Hunter, also work as paranormal investigators, performing house cleansings and spirit removals through a Pagan-based style of mediumship. “I am excited to be able to share my love of Hermetic philosophy with the Twin Cities’ audience.” More information can be found on Colton’s Facebook Page: Hermetic Healing.