From the Academy of Magick

Salutations one and all

Now that you've learned your Totem sign, Here's a bit of prediction for the next two months.

January 20 to February 18: Otter, Frog

Indeed you are the dreamer of dreams but now is not the time to dream alone. If you want to make your visions reality you've got to work with others. Open your eyes to the possibilities that surround you. Don't under estimate the potential of others.

February 19 to March 20: Wolf, Whale

Everyday life seems to feel like a prison, your internal longing for freedom drives you to bad decisions. You are free as you choose to perceive.

March 21 to April 19: Hawk, Elk

Many changes are coming but you will adapt what at first seems to be overwhelming will turn out to be a revelation of joy. Look past the surface find the heart.

April 20 to May 20: Beaver, Lynx

Secret secrets everywhere somehow you know them all great and small. As much as you'd like to tell one and all, keep them to yourself and in the end you'll be the best friend of all.

May 21 to June 20: Deer, Owl

The seasons are changing and so is your mood, soon the stress you are feeling will also be the way and you can enjoy much calmer day. Look to nature to soothe the soul, but always keep site on your ultimate goal.

June 21 to July 21: Salmon, Squirrel

The journey ahead is full of sadness and joy, both based on the initiative you choose to employ. The things you perceive as hopeless and vast. Can all come to fruition if you put love in your task.

July 22 to August 22: Cougar, Weasel

Look before you leap is not a cliché. This is a phrase you should keep front and center. Impulse will not serve you well. Think think think, then at based on reality not a wish by the fact.

August 23 to September 21: Badger, Armadillo

You fought hard in your mind for what you want, but are you sure your eyes are wide open. Get the facts, listen, try to see things from the perspective of another. Move beyond you want what you want. Look, listen, empathy, retrospect. These are keys to get what you need.

September 22 to October 22: Raven, Magpie

This time of year seems to quicken the blood. Time to revel in nature in the heavens above to act on impulse would result in disaster what you need now is to become the stress master. Use what you've learned over the years, sooner than you think great joys will appear.

October 23 to November 22: Snake, Bat

Season of transformation and transition, time to adapt the world around you. Stop fighting change embrace it. And you will find relations of joy things at once annoyed you will fascinate you and things that once fascinated you you'll no longer employ. Life is adaptation.

November 23 to December 21: Horse, Antelope

The strength you've shown in the months passed has brought you to the fruition of a great task but now is the time to turn over the reins and take a well-deserved rest for both body and brain.

December 22 to January 19 Bear, Sea lions

Protecting that which you perceive to be yours. Caution is what you should exercise now drawing the line endearing another to cross will only lead to pain. Stop listen learn act but above all be true to who you really are. Stop trying to be with others insist you should be. Love yourself first is if you don't love yourself or even like yourself how can you expect anyone to respect you.

That's it for this month.

Sincerely wishing you find this of help.
Prof. Bentley Blackstorm

And now from Prof. Thaddeus Daysong

Greetings students, this month's lesson is on divination.

  • Aeromancy: the casting of dirt or sand into the wind, the direct action the wind blows determines the answer.

  • Apantomancy: observing objects that otherwise appear haphazardly.

  • Belomancy: divination by the flight of arrows.

  • Bibliomancy: consulting a passage or line in a book at random.

  • Catoptromancy: divination using a magic mirror or polished glass lens.

  • Ceromancy: dropping melted wax into water and observing the resulting shapes.

  • Chiromancy: divination by the lines of the hand.

  • Crystalomancy: divination by clear crystal quartz, clear globe, pool of still water, polished or mirrored transparent object.

  • Gyromancy: spinning and falling to the ground, leading to oracles. This can also refer to the upright continuous spinning that leads to an altered state in which prophecy is revealed. Example whirling Dervish.

  • Hepatoscopy: the observations of a sheep's liver. This can also be applied to the observations of the internal organs of other animals. This is a practice not performed since antiquity, other than in the most primitive of groups. Myomancy is divination by studying entrails or the movements of rodents. Also no longer widely practiced.

  • Oenisticy: divination by the study of creatures in flight mainly birds.

  • Ooscopy: using an egg determine the sex of an unborn child. Can be use to determine the identity of a future partner.
  • Phrenology: studying the contours and the pumps of the skull. Many times this is also used in conjunction with Physiognomy, the study of human facial features.

  • Pyromancy: divination by smoke and fire, this can be done by observing the patterns of smoke along with the intensity and color of the fire as it burns. Also the observations of that which is burned.

  • Tasseography: the reading of the leaves based on their color consistency and shapes.

  • Xylomancy: observation of the position of twigs on the ground a variation of this is the casting of sticks small rocks and shells, information is determined based on the patterns formed when the objects are cast.

Using your imagination, fill in the blanks for each of the following. Go with your first thought. If it comes to mind right away, write it down. Have fun with this. This exercise will help you define the qualities and abilities you value most. If your intent is to become a seer you have to become aware and observant of relationships between actions and their effects. By placing yourself in these conditions you learn how to step outside yourself and your personality to see from an objectively intuitive perspective. This every seer must learn to do.

If I were a stone, I would be?
If I were a tree, I would be?
If I were a bird, I would be?
If I were an insect, I would be?
If I were a flower, I would be?
If I were a kind of weather, I would be?
If I were mythological creature, I would be?
If I were a musical instrument, I would be?
If I were an animal, I would be?
If I were color, I would be?
If I were a machine, I would be?
If I were anything in the world, I would be?

Have fun with this, but be honest! Pick the first thing that pops in your mind.

After making your choice is the next step is to try and determine the patterns in your answers. In order to do this first look at the qualities and the characteristics of the answer. For example if you chose oak for your tree, study the tree read about its mythology and its history. Study its characteristics that uses. Do this with each answer in turn and begin to compare them are they similar qualities associated with the tree and the animal and so on. Take the time to contemplate your answers where and when in your life is that quality or characteristic. Where would you like to see it? It is important to treat this exercise with fun is not designed to create any kind of psychological profile its intent is to stimulate your subconscious into seeing relationships and connections a quality fundamental to every would be seer.

This ends our lesson.
Until next time keep up your studies.

Prof. Thaddeus Daysong
And Prof. Bentley Black Storm