Awakening the Magician
Late registration is still available!
6-week online workshop (9/18-10/30) (All materials remain available to participants for two weeks after the workshop ends)
New materials are released each Friday for the duration of the course. You can go at your own pace—there is no set time that you must be online to access the materials and discussion forums.
About the Workshop:
We are here to become Magicians of our own lives and help others do the same.
This workshop will focus on transformation in the time of in-between, the liminality we have been living in for many months now. The essence of modernity is in fact liminality, and the way to make it conscious is to create meaningful ritual.
In the midst of chaos, anxiety, and worry about the future there is also magic, power, and the opportunity to renew ourselves and become the magicians of our own lives.
We will explore our relationships with the elements and they will show us the path, reveal where there is work to be done, and show us where there is a natural connection that can be nurtured.
Only then can we devise a ritual that connects us to one or more of the elements, for we cannot invoke what we do not know. Ritual has been used throughout the ages as a way to heal and connect with Soul in a deeply personal way. With the help of video lectures, guided meditations, and supplemental materials, we will devise rituals that put us in relationship with the Mystery and guide us back to our magical nature.
About the Instructor:
Raïna Manuel-Paris is the product of a French father and a mother from the Dominican Republic.
Raïna has an MFA from Columbia U in Film and a Ph.D. in Myth and Depth Psychology from PGI. She is a documentary filmmaker, and her documentary 'The Bridges of my Father' was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. She also produced and stared in the one-woman show 'Anais' (based on the diaries of Anais Nin), which was performed in America and in Europe.
She has taught on the subjects of Myth, Ritual, Psychology, and creative writing for the last 18 years. She taught for 15 years at the Art Institute, and she is an Adjunct professor at PGI. She also taught at The Studio School and has done lectures and workshops PRS. You can find some of her lectures on the PRS YouTube channel.
Raïna is part of the Joseph Campbell Writers room and has lectured for the Joseph Campbell Roundtable. She has written for 'Psychological Perspectives,' the journal of Jungian thought, and for the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
She recently participated in the Mythologium Conference with her lecture titled 'What Women Want.' She is a published author of non-fiction ('The Mother-to be’s Dream Book'), numerous articles, a play, and poetry, and she also recently completed her first novel. She offers her Cradle and the Crown seminars on a regular basis, and she gives Tarot readings from her unique alchemical perspective. Find out more at www.rainamparis.com.
Raïna is a student of the Frame Drum and of Natural Horsemanship. She lives in Ojai, CA.
*Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email for your purchase. You will receive a separate email with log in information for your class. Students are enrolled manually so please allow processing time. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-663-2167. Thank you!