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New Dates! Online Trance, Mediumship, & Divination Class

13 Sep
A Hamatsa shaman in a state of trance.

A First Nations Hamatsa medicine person photographed in a trance state.

If you were considering joining the 6-week online webinar series on Trance, Mediumship, & Divination, it’s not too late!

Some late summer technical difficulties and unexpected inquiries about the class resulted in its postponement to its definite new start date of Tuesday, October 6th @ 8:30pm EST (and as the webinars will be recorded, attendance at the live class is not necessary for participation).

However, a number of great things happen from this:

  1. The class completely misses Mercury Retrograde, which can take a toll through unexpected technical and communication mishaps.
  2. The class will take place during the time of year famous for the Veil being thin between our world and the spiritworld (hence holidays like Samhain, All Saint’s Day, and Dia de Los Muertos). It’s the perfect time to deepen skills in psychism and divination.
  3. I got to do a whole episode of On Sacred Ground on cultivating skills in trance and mediumship!

So, the details are as follows (registration ends September 25th):

Tuesdays, October 6th – November 10th, 2015 @ 8:30pm EST
 
Since ancient times, magicians, diviners, witches, root doctors, and spiritworkers in every culture have been able to skillfully work with non-ordinary states of consciousness – trance states – to receive information, explore different planes of existence, communicate with unseen helping spirits, and re-weave the threads of fate.
 
This class is especially helpful for:
  • people who are ready to go deeper on their personal healing paths,
  • tarot readers, palm readers, astrologers, and other types of diviners who are ready to sharpen and expand their skills,
  • healers, mediums, spiritworkers, magicians, and root doctors eager to engage their helping spirits and the Spirit world more fully in their practices,
  • and artists, visionaries, and other creatives ready to plumb the depths of their internal landscapes toward inspiration and creative expansion.
 
In this 6-week immersion, participants will:
  • gain applicable skills in multiple forms of trance including dreaming, mediumship, embodiment, shamanic journeywork, and visualization,
  • deepen intuitive divining skills across multiple platforms,
  • meet and develop relationships with personal helping spirits and learn to interpret their symbolic language,
  • learn how to troubleshoot and resolve energetic patterns in our lives and environments,
  • and explore ways of incorporating skillful trancework into their current spiritual practices.
 
Classes will be held weekly via online video webinar and outside resources (readings, online videos, etc.) will be provided weekly. There will also be a group forum. As the subject matter is broad and deeply transformative, active participation through completion of weekly homework assignments and regular exercises is expected.
 
Register early (limited slots available) and register here!

Online Trance & Mediumship Class + Anniversary Sale

11 Aug
Image from Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Image from Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

The WayBack Machine is a truly glorious invention for archiving the ever-changing landscape of the world wide web. I’d known that this month, August, marked the five year anniversary of Conjure in the City‘s existence, but I hadn’t known that yesterday – the day I waybacked myself – was LITERALLY its birthday, marked by my first blog post on my original site.

It’s been an amazing experience being a full-time intuitive, shamanic, and magical consultant working with incredible people and transformative tools to help heal old stories and shape brand new realities in our lives and in the world at large.

To celebrate this Five Year Anniversary, all consultations are 33% off through August 20th AND the ever-popular Spirit Guide Consultations have been extended 30 minutes because I just can’t cram all that stuff into just one hour. Dead folks really know how to talk!

Khi Armand, Conjure in the City

And in other news, I’m teaching a 6-week online webinar series that starts September 1st titled

Tuesdays, September 1st – October 6th, 2015 @ 8:30pm EST

(Classes will be recorded so participation without live attendance is possible.)

Since ancient times, magicians, diviners, witches, root doctors, and spiritworkers in every culture have been able to skillfully work with non-ordinary states of consciousness – trance states – to receive information, explore different planes of existence, communicate with unseen helping spirits, and re-weave the threads of fate.

This class is especially helpful for:
  • people who are ready to go deeper on their personal healing paths,
  • tarot readers, palm readers, astrologers, and other types of diviners who are ready to sharpen and expand their skills,
  • healers, mediums, spiritworkers, magicians, and root doctors eager to engage their helping spirits and the Spirit world more fully in their practices,
  • and artists, visionaries, and other creatives ready to plumb the depths of their internal landscapes toward inspiration and creative expansion.
In this 6-week immersion, participants will:
  • gain applicable skills in multiple forms of trance including dreaming, mediumship, embodiment, shamanic journeywork, and visualization,
  • deepen intuitive divining skills across multiple platforms,
  • meet and develop relationships with personal helping spirits and learn to interpret their symbolic language,
  • learn how to troubleshoot and resolve energetic patterns in our lives and environments,
  • and explore ways of incorporating skillful trancework into their current spiritual practices.

Classes will be held weekly via online video webinar and outside resources (readings, online videos, etc.) will be provided weekly. There will also be a group forum. As the subject matter is broad and deeply transformative, active participation through completion of weekly homework assignments and regular exercises is expected.

Limited slots are available, so register early.
Class Investment: $250
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Participants will receive an introduction to the course via e-mail and instructions for how to access the weekly video webinars over the weeks leading up to the first class.

In addition to group lessons, feedback, and interaction, this class will provide a lot for those seeking personal mentorship toward enhancing their psychic gifts and visionary skills. It’s been on my heart for a long while and it’s a thrill to see it finally manifest.

Khi Armand is an NYC-based Intuitive Consultant and Shamanic Healer who provides transformative solutions for life and business. He is the proprietor of Conjure in the City and author of Deliverance! Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Healing, & Protection.
 

New Online Webinar: Spiritual Allies & Magical Power

20 Jun

Spiritual Allies & Magical Power

Symbolism, metaphor, and tradition are all popular ways of accessing the power of herbs, roots, minerals, and zoological curios for magic and rootwork. In the Internet age, it’s never been easier to search for a spell or working that worked for someone else, however– this doesnt mean it will work for us.

How can we develop even deeper intimacy with materia magica (herbs, roots, etc.) to empower us in our spiritual work and in our daily lives? How can we *really* access and harness the medicine around us moving out of spiritual consumerism and into deep relationship?

In this webinar, perfect for beginners and advanced spiritual practitioners alike, we’ll explore:

  • what makes spiritual work actually *work*
  • how to develop our mediumship and trance skills to engage in intimate conversation with our plant, mineral and animal allies
  • how to engage our allies to achieve immediate, concrete results in our everyday lives
  • how to engage with the physical world as a teacher and follow the path of our own healing

Join us as we stretch our sense-perception, intuition, and instincts to craft more potent medicine, using a shamanic perspective to unlock the full potential of traditional conjure.

The webinar session will be followed by a short Q&A.

Wednesday, July 2nd @ 8pm EST

Registration: $25. Limited spots available!

Register here!

Khi Armand is an NYC-based psychic intuitive, shamanic healer, and folk magician. He is the proprietor of Conjure in the City and author of Deliverance! Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Healing, & Protection.

Ancestor Work 101: An Online Class with Galina Krasskova

28 Feb

One of my colleagues and dear friends is teaching an 8-week online class in Ancestor Work 101, starting this Saturday, March 1st. Last I heard, there are just a few spots left!

Galina is a Northern Tradition shaman, polytheist, conjure woman, and one of the best Ancestor workers I know with a thriving personal practice infusing her daily life as well as the work she does with her community.

More info below:

Ancestor Work 101: Getting Started

Galina Krasskova

Instructor: Galina Krasskova, krasskova@gmail.com
Recommended Texts: “Spiritual Protection” by Sophie Reicher
Length of Course: 8 weeks: March 1  through April 26.
Cost of Course: $125.00

I am going to be starting another eight week course in the basics of ancestor veneration: what it is, why we do it, how to get started and what problems might arise. This course is non-denominational (anyone may take it, you don’t have to be Heathen) and open to everyone. Lessons will be sent around once a week via a private yahoogroup email. Each lesson will contain a “lecture”, reading assignment, and homework. There will be a discussion group on yahoogroups for the duration of the class. There are ten spots available so if you’re interested, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Hands-On Hoodoo Apprenticeship Series in NYC!

15 Dec

Hoodoo-Magic-Ancestor-Altar-Spirit-Guides-BovedaAfter receiving such a great response from this past week’s “Hoodoo + Conjure 101: American Folk Magick Series” lecture at Catland Books in Brooklyn, NY, I’m even more excited to launch:

Hoodoo – Conjure – Rootwork
A Hands-On Apprenticeship in African-American Folk Medicine & Magic

(9) Sundays, January 12 – March 30, 2014 @ Catland Books,Brooklyn, NY
Registration fee is $400. Class size is limited.

Some payment arrangements are available.

  • weekly readings & discussions
  • hands-on crafting of folk medicinal + magical objects including oils, baths, washes, powders, and talismans
  • home & field assignments
  • emphasis on discovering your own specialties in conjure and spiritual service
  • shamanic approach to building spiritual alliances
  • geared towards building your personal apothecary and formulary

In this 9-week immersion, you’ll learn the practical application of herbs, roots, stones, and bones along with techniques and tools for dreaming, divination, and mediumship. Class requires  (2) texts – other reading materials and most supplies provided.

Apprenticeship will be taught by Khi Armand, a neo-traditional shaman, macumbeiro, and professional hoodoo rootdoctor. He has studied and apprenticed with North American shamans, medicine people, and ethnomagicologists for nearly a decade and holds an MA in Performance Studies from Tisch @ NYU.

Apply today!

This is going to be an incredible experience for everyone involved as we investigate the history and politics of folk magic and folk doctoring in the U.S. from the 17th century to the current day, broader indigenous philosophies and epistemologies of well-being, magical ethics and the ethics of spiritual service, and our own unique spiritual gifts and how to make the best use of them alongside practical crafting of folk medicinal and magical tools and objects for our own use and to aid those in our communities.

For more information, e-mail khi@conjureinthecity.com.

NYC In-Person Lecture / Workshop: Hoodoo + Conjure 101

30 Nov

hoodoo

Starting Dec. 11th @ 7pm, I’ll be be teaching a series of lectures and workshops on hoodoo, rootwork, and Southern African-American Conjure at Catland Books in Brooklyn, NY!

The description reads: “Hoodoo – also known as “rootwork” and “conjure” – is a tradition of practical magic grounded in the African-American experience of the Southern USA and magical techniques of the Congo.

With a comprehensive materia magica and syncretic practices borrowed from American Indian herbal medicine, Jewish mysticism, Pennsylvania Dutch pow-wow, and East Asian lore, Hoodoo remains the only magical tradition unique to the USA.

So, how does one get their mojo workin’? Did Tommy Johnson really sell his soul to the Devil at the crossroads…and can you? Is your nature tied? Are you sanctified…or did somebody lay tricks in your tracks?

Lecture Fee: $10

This lecture is part one in a series of practical magick lecture-workshops meant to equip the participant with:

:: a history of hoodoo, rootwork, and the tradition of Southern African-American Conjure

:: an understanding of neighboring “New World” traditions and their influence on the folk magick practices of the USA throughout the 20th century

:: a working knowledge of the materia magica of hoodoo – herbs, roots, bones, dirts, colognes, and perfumes – and their application toward crafting effective magical workings, baths, floor washes, incenses, doll-babies, sachet powders, and condition oils

Upcoming Workshops include:
– Protection & Reversing Work
– Hoodoo Your Love: Sex, Romance, & Reconciliation
– Graveyard Work: Conjure with the Dead

…and more!”

You can find details about the event here!

Blessings,
Khi Armand

Announcing a Bay Area Workshop: Blockbuster Magic!

11 May

Our workshop at the 7th Annual MISC Hoodoo Training Workshops in Forestville, CA were so well-received (and so much FUN!) that we decided we couldn’t wait for another opportunity to teach again!

Blockbuster Magic:

How to Clear Away Obstacles and Free the Path to Joy

Making Magic

Wednesday, May 22 @ 6-8pm

San Simon Indigenous Spiritual Temple
Berkeley, California

$60

Defeat all obstacles with Blockbuster magic!

Defeat all obstacles with Blockbuster magic!

Blockbuster magic is a powerful dynamite that rips apart impossible odds and clears catch-22s that stand in the way of our desired outcomes. One of rootdoctor and spiritual medium Khi Armand’s most potent medicines, this information-packed evening will include explorations of rites, recipes, and techniques in hoodoo folk magic and plant spirit shamanism that make a way out of no-way, open roads in the wilderness, and conjure miraculous serendipity toward achieving our heart’s desires.

Each participant will receive an instructional flyer, a bottle of ritually prepared Blockbuster conjure oil, and a packet of ritually prepared Blockbuster incense.

Seating is limited! Pre-registration is required. Exact location details will be made available after event ticket has been purchased.

Eventbrite - Blockbuster Magic: How to Clear Away Obstacles & Free the Path to Joy

Visit ConjureintheCity.com to learn more about Khi Armand or e-mail khi@conjureinthecity.com for more information.