February 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free – $20
About the Author:
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, teacher, and Witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. As Tempest, she has been a major pioneer of fusion bellydance for over fifteen years. Her fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance, and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement.
Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac. She has written two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way – The Witch’s Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey) and Weave The Liminal: The Path of a Modern Traditional Witch. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.
Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com
About the Book:
Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols
By Laura Tempest Zakroff
ISBN: 978-0- 7387-5369- 0
US Price $19.99
Sigils are powerful magickal marks designed to invoke spirits and deities, influence people, or designate sacred places. This illustrated book breathes fresh life into the contemporary practice of sigil magick, showing you an innovative approach to using marks, lines, dots, and colors to manifest your will in the world.
Learn how to create designs that best support your intention by exploring the traditional and contemporary meanings of shapes, numbers, letters, language, and color. Sigil Witchery includes tips for choosing locations, materials, and surfaces, as well as important considerations for permanent, temporary, and wearable sigils. Sample scenarios, exercises, examples, and techniques for hand- drawing lines will help you build skills and insights as you develop your own powerful sigil magick.
Reviews and critical praise can be found at www.sigilwitchery.com
5pm: Book Signing & Art Sales with Laura Tempest Zakroff
Copies of Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (2018) and The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) will be available for purchase, along with a special selection of Laura Tempest Zakroff’s art originals, prints, t-shirts, and more.
6:30pm: Sigil Witchery Workshop ($20)
The Art of Sigil Witchery – The Power of Symbol & Line
Are you intimidated by the idea of Sigil Magick? Do you think it’s only for Ceremonial Magicians? Afraid you may make a mistake or aren’t an artist? Fear not! Ancient civilizations from around the globe have harnessed the power of the drawn line to make their mark on the world. We’ll look at the basic elements that make up all symbols, what they can mean for you, and how to safely and respectfully incorporate them into your own personal practice.
8:00pm: Mini-Concert with Nathaniel Johnstone & Dancing with Laura Tempest Zakroff (donations encouraged)
Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his many friends in the dancing world. Every song in his repertoire was inspired by and created with a particular dancer/troupe in mind.