Astrology Interpretation Class in Miami

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by Jeffrey Brock, Astrologer

The fun in learning astrology is to be able to interpret charts of people you know and people you don’t know yet. Studying the signs, planets and houses is the basics…and that is essential. Calculating the chart from scratch is a most valuable skill and one that is quickly being lost with the popularizing of accurate computer astrology programs. All of that is great…but where are you going to go to focus on the ART of interpreting charts?

The students in this upcoming series (that’s YOU possibly!) will be given an opportunity to bring charts of people you know and have the class and you read the chart together. This is a real blast for everyone! After each chart has been read, the person who brought the chart will have a few minutes to tell us all how we did…and you will be amazed! Please come to this great class! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time and you’ll also make some new friends as well.

10-Week Astrology Interpretation Class with Jeffrey Brock
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 7:30pm in Kendall, Florida

  • $300.00 due first class, or $250.00 for those who have attended a class given by me in the past.
  • An exciting ten (10) week series in which we will proceed with learning about Astrology by strengthening our ability to understand what the chart is communicating to us.
  • This class is available to all those who already know about the Signs, Planets and Houses of Astrology.
  • All are welcome!

For further information and to enroll, please contact Jeffrey Brock at
305-279-2569 or email brock120@bellsouth.net

Jeffrey Brock is the Director of the Astrological & Metaphysical Research Center and has been a professional Astrologer since 1976 and has been teaching astrology in the South Florida area since 1978. Mr. Brock also has extensive experience with personal & corporate leadership development and is a Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as a Licensed Avatar® Master.

Casting Call to South Florida for New Television Show

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CASTING CALL FOR LOCAL SOUTH FLORIDIANS FOR A NEW TELEVISION SHOW 

We are casting people who need help finding love, success in their careers, or alternative treatment for ailments. Looking for big personalities with compelling stories who are interested in the following:

SPIRITUAL HEALING/CLEANSES / PSYCHIC THERAPY / MEDIUMS / SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE / ENERGY SESSIONS

We will be shooting in Miami late June/early July 2014. Cast will be compensated and receive free treatments. Spanish speaking is a plus, but not a necessity. If interested, please email us your name, phone number and brief description of your interest in the show to: magickalcasting@gmail.com

Florida Pagan Gathering Beltane 2014 Festival Report

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By Debra

Florida Pagan Gathering Beltaine 2014: Back to Our Roots was held April 30 - May 4 in Lake Wales, Florida. This year, I had the opportunity to meet headliner Orion Foxwood. Orion graciously hosted three workshops, ‘The Witch and the Faery: Alliance of the Unseen’, ‘The Candle and the Crossroads: Doctoring the Root (Spirit) in American Southern Conjure and Root-Work’ and ‘Boats of Flesh on a River of Blood: The Roles of Ancestral Spirits’. During the workshops, he mentioned he was working on a new book to be published in February 2015 by Weiser Books. “It’s based on my original teachings and old style witchery”, Orion stated. I was also interested in how festival headliners decided the workshops they would present. Orion replied, “I simply asked the spirits. I wanted to give vitality to the theme and tune into the spirit of the gathering”. Orion Foxwood can be heard regularly on the podcasts Conjure Crossroads and Old Style Conjure and for further information on Orion and his publications please visit www.orionfoxwood.com

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The event headliners also included Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone, Aaron LeitchDr. Todd Berntson, Grey Ghosthawk and Fred Wood. The time and travel involved in coming to share is greatly appreciated and so many people are wiser and more confident now, thanks to these dedicated teachers. Musical guests Murphy’s Midnight Rounders provided entertainment with two concerts and the Shiny Happy People Drum Tribe hosted not just an amazing nightly drum circle but held multiple workshops. 31 additional workshop presenters were on hand to fill 3 days with diverse lessons, demonstrations and hands-on learning. The traditional maypole event was elevated to the spectacular with Father Skylodge and Sisterhood of the Shield’s performance of the Haka war dance, including 3 young adults who spent the weekend completing a coming of age rite of passage that concluded with a Celebration of the Victorious, where they were presented to the community  as new adults at Saturday evening’s fire circle. Main ritual was presented by Circle of the Sublime Elm of Orlando and Druid Ancient Earth Grove of Eustis, honoring Aine, the Celtic Queen Under the Mound and Aengus mac Og, the Celtic God of Love.

On Friday, a Round Table discussion was held and all in attendance were invited to speak to recent issues surrounding Florida Pagan Gathering. Attendees were invited to speak to problems encountered at the festival and most importantly, a division in the community regarding the presentation of workshops by Gavin and Yvonne Frost. In response to privacy concerns of participants, recording of any kind at the event was forbidden.

For many, it was the first opportunity to put a face and voice to the wide array of comments on social and news media. FPG staff, guests, headliners and organizers (past and present) shared not just their words but their emotions in the two hours that followed. Organizers encouraged communicating respectfully and finding clarity in the midst of so many visceral emotions, fear and heartbreak. By coming together to share so deeply with people who for the most part may be strangers, the community has shown a level of caring and a commitment to change that other communities may never experience. A great deal of pride and respect should be taken and given.

Events such as Florida Pagan Gathering are for many the only opportunity they have to network with other pagans and pagan resources. All magic-practicing communities, including the Pagan community, have struggled for many years for equality through the legal and social justice system. We have long come together to defend the rights of pagans in the face of injustice and disrespect. The rights afforded to us in at least the last 50 years must continue to be upheld as we reclaim what was once torn down and forbidden.

Florida Pagan Gathering Samhain will be held November 5–9, 2014. For more information, please visit www.flapagan.org

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“Salem” Premier Brings Worry to Wiccan Community

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The headline across the WGN television network page about their new television show Salem,”Coming to Haunt You: In Salem, witches are real, but they are not what they seem. Count down the hours to the series premiere of SALEM this Sunday at 10/9c”.

The premier is generating positive buzz from critics in the entertainment industry. Clarke Wolfe from Nerdist writes, “It would appear that Salem is a period piece told with a straight face and determined to push the limits; This horror fan couldn’t be more excited.”

But will happen when modern minority faiths such as Wicca and religious Witchcraft are conflated with the worst stereotypes and caricatures of evil and dark imaginings? Some Pagans are deeply concerned that the fictional portrayals of “witches” will reinforce negative misperceptions of real Wiccans in our society. Here in Florida, uninformed views have lead to discriminatory acts of ousting Wiccans from fraternal organizations as well as hate crimes and shootings targeting Wiccans.

Pagan Census Revisited: Part Two

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Researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Tromsø, Norway have released a follow-up survey investigating the practices of modern Pagans. The authors state that, “Data from this survey will be used for writing books, articles and doing presentations on contemporary Paganism. All answers are anonymous. Your participation is voluntary.”

If you wish to participate and contribute to scholarly research on the neo-Pagan community, take the 32-question follow-up survey here.

Key Largo Says Dead Animals Due to Santeria

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Josh Gore, reporter for Florida Keys News–Islamorada/Key Largo Free Press, published a story on April 2nd titled, “Authorities: Dead animals could be linked to Santeria,” after dead animals were found in a canal in the Port Largo Villa’s:

More than two dozen birds, including chickens, and at least one goat body was found in the Port Largo Villa’s canal, according to property officials.

“This was really freaking out our guests,” said manager Marcy Myers.

Two weekends in March, Myers was alerted by patrons that animals’ bodies were floating up near the docks. In one instance, the body had been placed in plastic bags. She suggested the actions could be linked to Santeria, a religious practice that employs the sacrifice of live animals.

Is this truly the actions of Santería practitioners? Many sources, including this BBC article about the Lukumi religion, state that animal sacrifices are typically consumed.

Check out a recent post on the Wild Hunt blog about blood sacrifice in the Neo-Pagan and polytheist communities.

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The Florida Pagan Gathering: a community in crisis

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The Wild Hunt has published an article by Heather Greene detailing the latest developments about the status of the Frosts at this coming Beltane Florida Pagan Gathering Festival.

The Board of Florida Pagan Gathering has reversed their decision about inviting the Frosts.

Ann Marie, President of the board of directors of the Temple of Earth Gathering (TEG), stressed the need for community healing in a final statement:

At the coming festival, in place of workshops that will now never be presented, we instead will attempt to hold some workshops and rituals focused on healing the community, because the pressing need right now is for us all to remember we are about one another, and our collective care for our community.

Registration for Florida Pagan Gathering is available online. This year’s headliners include Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone and Orion Foxwood, among many others. Musical guests include Murphy’s Midnight Runners.

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