Wed, 01 Feb|
Magic of the Greek Magical Papyri - Four-week Course
Lucia Segura teaches the magic of Graeco-Roman Egypt, attested in the famed papyri known as the PGM. Runs Feb 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.
Time & Location
01 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00
About The Event
Lucia Segura introduces the workable magic of the of the Papyri Graecae Magicae (PGM), a collection of surviving manuscripts dating ca. 100BC to 400CE. Its vast number of prose passages, spells, hymns and devotional rituals make it a virtual textbook of magical techniques performed in Graeco-Roman Egypt during that period. The course opens with an introductory overview, then Lucia leads the class in how to actually perform this tradition of magic: using the PGM texts, she starts with simple spells and them moves on to more complex ones, always demonstrating methods, vocalisations and ritual ingredients -- including accommodations for the modern practitioner. Runs Feb 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.
Lesson 1, 1st Feb - Love. In the first session Lucia introduces the Papyri Graecae Magicae (PGM), outlining where where and when this magic was practised, and giving an overview of the the sort of techniques and approaches one finds in the material. She covers core workings and techniques, and this session uses examples from the plethora of love and lust spells in the collection.
Lesson 2, 8th Feb - Curses. In the second session, Lucia examines the curses in the PGM, focussing on a few in depth, before turning to methods of protection from the curses, which she teaches the class. She goes through the ingredients that were used at the time, and discusses alternatives that are easily available today.
Lesson 3, 15th Feb – Divination. The third session is dedicated to the PGM workings on divination, scrying and dreaming. Lucia leads the class through a few specific examples, explaining and teaching. She then instructs attendees on PGM-based ways to communicate with gods and spirits, together with the appropriate timings to perform magic.
Lesson 4, 22nd Feb – Rituals. Lucia's final session dives deeply into PGM rites which are dedicated to preparing the practitioner for effective relationships with deities and spirits. She teaches the PGM's purification rites and its guidelines for consecrating magical objects which are to be used in one's practice.
Lucia Segura is a Pagan of over two decades' experience. The magic of the Greek Magical Papyri forms a major part of her rigorous personal practice, in which rituals and spells of the PGM are worked, developed, and adapted to modern life. Lucia lives in Norfolk; born in Costa Rica, she moved to England over 25 years ago. She is a high priestess of the Wiccan tradition.
Greek Magical Papyri Course
Please note that classes start at 19:00 UK time. If you are attending from overseas please check the timezone difference.