Mind, Myth and Magic Experimental Workshop
A masterclass in exploring and mastering anthropomorphisations in metaphor.
Northallerton, Yorkshire, UK.
Date: 1st – 2nd July 2017
It is highly advisable that attendees read the Goetic text prior to attending this course. See: http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/grimoire/goetia.pdf
“How absolutely amazing it is to not only actually see my inner demons but to ask them questions and make peace with them…. the formula and process Andy has taught takes personal developmental work to a whole new level.” S.E., Newcastle
“I thoroughly enjoyed Andy’s workshop and had very insightful visions and dreams come up as a direct result of attending. Having been to many on similar topics, it was refreshing to find someone that delivers his wealth of knowledge on topics such as ‘demons’ without the unnecessary amateur dramatics that then install the fear into the group leading them to seek further therapy. Andy is a charismatic speaker, without the sales pitch and I would recommend the workshop to those with little or a lot of experience.” J.B., London
“Thank you for one of the most exciting weekends I have had for a long time. As you know, I have over the years largely disengaged from the NLP and associated communities, disillusioned with its association with snake oil and pitiful attempts to turn a fast buck. The weekend spent with the Mind, Myth and Magic group, working with the Metaphors of Movement material, has reinvigorated an excitement for the core principles and approaches of NLP. It was a pleasure to meet you face to face and I genuinely think that the Metaphor material is the most significant and original thing to emerge onto the scene in a very long time.” A.S., Bradford
“Andy, as ever both educated and entertained superbly. For some, myself included, much of the world of magic has many new and eccentric sounding concepts. Andy guided us through the rituals with patience and encouragement to participate. The weekend was full of fascination, fun, and facundity. I highly recommended this workshop for those who want delve into the magical realm in a supportive environment.” S.R., Liverpool
This two-day practical workshop is a masterclass in the systemic organisation of the metaphoric environment and how we can use this to our advantage.
Ok, I’ll translate that sentence a little. When we elicit the metaphor and ask what is to the left, what is to the right etc, the way the information is organised follows some precise principles (i.e. systemic organisation). This isn’t something that is commonly taught on the MoM trainings but is something explored extensively in the sister project of The Historia Illius Itineris.
There are various religious, spiritual occult and magical traditions that embody these organisational principles which are often then celebrated through ritual and ceremony, often without conscious awareness by anyone involved.
In this experimental workshop we will be taken one such set of rituals, that of Solomonic magic known as The Goetia. We will learn how the formulas embodied in this practice are relevant to the metaphoric environment and the manner in which information is organised within it.
The workshop is split into two halves:
- An outline of the Hermetic principle of magic.
- Elemental attributions and positions within the metaphoric environment.
- An exploration of Goetic principles.
- Design and layout of the physical working space.
- The tools and techniques of evocation and invocation.
- An in-depth examination of the formulae of Goetic evocation and invocation.
- A walk-through of the Goetic evocation process.
- Quick review.
- Adapting the Goetic formula to an application of Metaphors of Movement.
- The anthropomorphication of experience in metaphor taxonomy.
- Evocation and mastery over your own personal demons.
For those of you who have studied Metaphors of Movement level 2, you will be familiar with the taxonomical grouping of “anthropomorphications.” This is where there is a creature, person or living thing that exists within the metaphoric environment that appears to have a life of its own. You will be aware that this is representative of both the thing itself and an organisation of people to whom the owner has the same relationship.
The easiest example is if I were to be in my metaphor of standing at a crossroads and in front of me stands my wife. It is both my wife, and an organisation of people to whom I have the same relationship. i.e. I am married to my job and regard the people at work as family.
The monster to my left might be both the monster and all my ex-wives, for example. And so on.
The problem is that most people tend to be at the mercy of their anthropomorphications in their metaphors. This workshop aims to change all that with a bit of witchery and lots of jiggery pokery.
I am certain this will be the most unusual workshop you have ever participated in.
“I attended the first Mind Myth and Magick course held in Arundel over the summer 2016. Coming from a heathen/ shamanic rune craft practice I was not that familiar with the Goetia but had watched some of Andy’s Youtube videos (Metaphors of Movement)…so was curious. In many respects the magickal system itself was less relevant for me, what interested and impressed me was the approach/ideas and the blending in of many aspects of Metaphors of Movement. In short you can apply many of the ideas from the Mind Myth and Magick course to your own practice. Andy is a genuine practitioner and is knowledgeable, very likeable and entertaining too. I have no hesitation in recommending the Mind Myth and Magick course.” Kev, Portsmouth
“Never known nothing like this before. When I first walked into the workshop for me was like entering a sweet shop for me, as all the paraphernalia was on show and you could pick them up also The Magic Circle was also on show.
Andy explains the reasons for the all of the tools during the day, and answers any questions. Positive there for me was if he knew the answer he would say, and encourages you to ask questions, and if he does not know the answer, he would tell you straight no.
He first gave a basic understanding of are there and why they are in The Circle, and The Triangle of Art as during the workshop, we went returned over every symbol, leading us into a deeper understanding, of the reasons why they are used in The Magic Circle.
Explains what the letters EL, ON and REN ending on a word means, and how you can use them yourself.. As the word DemON, usually evokes a response that is they are evil/negative in a majority of people’s minds.
He explains the Seals of Solomon, the Magic Ring of Solomon and The Secret Seal of Solomon, their uses and when to use them and also how to use them correctly. The depth of the translation of words that sound like mumbo jumbo, were very detailed, explaining why that one word is used, and was astounded with the Biblical Metaphors that were connected to just one word and also the power of the words. The depth of understanding is at a high level, and very skilfully brought down to terms that are understandable by Andy.
At this point you will the be learning their Hierarchy/Raking of the 72 Spirits/Demons/Kings And Quote:” Just to confuse you, several of the spirits have their different “rankings
I would like to endorse this MMM Worshop. Also what is written in the manual really does work. As have been to 2 Goetia Working happenings where the mumbo jumbo really worked. It’s quite a big surprise to your brain, which is hard trying to rationalise the information. As we are always looking rational reason why it worked, rather that these strange words at first.” J Mc, Worthing
“Having attended 2 previous trainings on Metaphors of Movement and really gaining very valuable life changing insights I was looking forward to the Mind, Myth and Magic workshop. The MMM workshop in my opinion took my previous MoM training to a deeper level of understanding and Andy managed to teach a really complex subject effortlessly to us enabling me personally to have a deeper understanding of ritual and how it plays a big part in all of our lives.The MMM experience is totally unique and all I can add is that a person would have to attend an MMM to gain their own insights.” Diane, London