You might be aware that Magus is more than a place to get your Chamomile (or other herbal medicines). You might even know that we have the largest selection of occult books in the Midwest. Magus is so much more than just a book and herb shop. Magus Healing Center is where we offer a number of services, including Massage, Herbal Consults, Cupping, Reiki, and Flower Essence therapy. We also offer a wide range of classes presented every night of the week, through The Magus Arcane Academy.
Magus’s Arcane Academy is a space where those of us who work at Magus Books and Herbs or in the healing center, are able to teach on any number of esoteric and occult topics. Each teacher has 10 or more years of experience working in their field. Many of us have studied these topics at the university level and I’m more than proud have them on the staff. As the Manager of the Academy, I’d love to tell you a little bit about the different classes we offer.
Liz Johnson teaches all of the herb classes. With over 25 years of experience working in herbal medicine, hosts classes like Herbs for Stress, and Minerals for the Bath, and Herbal Home Remedy Chest and Fun with Fungi. If you even have the slightest interest in herbal medicine or want to know more about the herbs you see every day (and those you might have seen on our wall) I couldn’t recommend any of Liz’s classes enough.
We also offer a number of classes on more esoteric topics. Adam teaches classes on western concepts of demons and other such spirits in his Introduction to Demonology and Summing Basics classes. With his Masters in Western Esotericism he is well versed in the historical concepts of what demons are going back thousands of years. Kyle Ford, with her degree in Anthropology, offers classes on Alchemy and Esotericism in Art History. If you’re a history buff or interested in the strange, curious, or darker sides of western mystery traditions, check these classes out and learn for our most esteemed occultists.
Our readers Carol Watson and Cameron Williams teach their respective classes once a month. Carol has a series of classes on the basics of tarot as well as Using Tarot In Ritual. These classes are always full and so I suggest signing up for them as soon as possible to ensure a seat in this month’s class. Cameron is just now teaching with us at the Academy and has already received high praise from his students . I had a group of young ladies saying how much they enjoyed the Introduction to Chiromancy a.k.a. Palmistry class when they came in for my class Introduction Astrology: Houses, Signs, and Planets.
I can’t express how excited I am at seeing the Academy grow as it has over the past year. Every day there is something new and exciting happening in our little classroom. Even with studying various occult and magical topics for over fifteen years, I’m supposed just how little I know when I sit in on one of my colleges classes.
If you’re looking for something new to do on a weekday night, or want something different to do with your friends or family, I couldn’t suggest a more entertaining , and enlightening, activity than taking any one of the classes Magus Arcane Academy offers. I very much look forward to seeing you in class.
-Markus K. Ironwood, Magus Arcane Academy Manager