Young Mystics Workshop: The Symbolism of Birds in Folklore & Legend
The Symbolism of Birds
An Exploration of Birds in Folklore & Legend
Saturday December 19, at 1-2:30pm CST
Taught by Lindsay Nohl / co-hosted by Jenny Wells
Join us mid-December for another great Young Mystics class! Birds are some of the most prevalent symbols in folklore and legend and in this workshop instructor Lindsay Nohl will tell the stories of some of the most compelling birds of lore. We will discuss why we revere them as symbolic representations of our more human qualities, explore why many otherworldly beasts and gods share many of their physical attributes, and learn about some of the birds in our favorite esoteric applications. We will also discuss some of the incredible stories from the book Birds Brittanica by Mark Cocker, which details cultural links to birds that are both fascinating and puzzling, analyze old canonical stained glass, medieval tapestries, and more.
The workshop will be part lecture, part interactive, with a chance to enhance one's use of metaphor and understanding of symbolism across all sorts of visual, verbal, and narrative works.
Exploring Symbolism and Lore!
This is a virtual workshop open to beginners and practiced mystics alike! Birds adorn sacred sites, are depicted on ancient ruins throughout history, and have their place in home decor, tattoos, and the visual arts. This course is perfect for those looking to learn more about birds as motif and metaphor, as well as see where they fit in some of our favorite esoteric topics.
This is one of a series of upcoming Young Mystics workshops where we will be investigating personal power through the use of Tarot and Mysticism.
Preparing for the class:
Our workshop happens on Discord via a combination of lecture and practice - so you will need to download the program to join! Discord is free -- and can be utilized via phone, tablet, or computer -- and we will be sending out a custom link to join us for our workshop. You're welcome to listen and practice at home or join in on the virtual discussion by uploading your own comments / images of your practice while we go -- there will be optional opportunities to participate via the shared channel.
We will be doing a combination of lecture and practice during the workshop. Please take a look at the suggested materials below to get ready to join us and feel free to familiarize yourself with Discord before we meet if it is new to you.
• Tarot Deck (we will mention some symbolism in the Tarot, but you do not need a deck to enjoy this workshop)
• A sketchbook / notebook / journal
• Pen or Pencil
• Comfortable space to practice
To RSVP for this event, please purchase this course by 11am Saturday December 19th and we will send instructions for logging on to your email. Please make sure to include the correct email on checkout, as we will be sending your link to join to that address. For this virtual event, folks from around the globe are welcome to join in -- please note that it will be held at 1pmCST and we will be diving right in, so the invitation will be sent at least 15 minutes prior so we can get right to it!
If you are interested in doing this workshop with a friend, there is a DISCOUNT! - please make sure to write a note with your friend's email when checking out and we can send you both the invitation to join to your respective emails. You MUST purchase the "Sign Up With A Friend" option below for the discounted price.
ALSO! If you would like to purchase this course as a gift for someone, please be sure to include the recipient's email in the notes section upon checkout so we can send them information on how to join us.
About Young Mystics:
Light Grey Art Lab's Young Mystics meet-ups allow curious minds to explore metaphysical and mystical concepts with an enthusiastic and encouraging community of individuals with backgrounds in art, symbolism, philosophy, Tarot, and other esoteric interests. Classes are on a variety of rotating subjects! Everyone is welcome.
Lindsay Nohl has been teaching/lecturing on Tarot for over 8 years and is a student of metaphysics, philosophy, and esoteric literature. Lindsay will be lecturing on the topic of the moon and personal practice as well as Tarot symbolism during this workshop!
Jenny Wells has been reading tarot / hosting Tarot events for the past 8 years and will be assisting with our interactive portions of the workshop.
They have been working together at Light Grey Art Lab and have published the Light Grey Tarot, Cosmos Tarot & Oracle Deck, been lecturers together at a variety of Tarot meetups, and more :)
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