Way of the Weaver

Divination for Liberation

Online Module (December 2021 -March 2022)

Curriculum & Dates

Divination for Liberation: Tarot, Runes, and More
December 27, 2021 through March 21, 2022

Each class will include an opportunity to use our divination tools to get insight about current events within a radical perspective. Jamie and Murphy approach divination as a tool for insight about our internal processes, rather than to predict exact events and facts. By honing our insight about our own position and leverage points, we can proceed with our activism fortified with confidence and strategic focus that is informed by spirit. Divination supports our own agency in the world, our personal healing, and our pathways to joy and relation.

  • Dec 27: Weaving our Circle, Group Agreements,  Ethics, Consent, and Discernment for Divination. Acquisition, purification, and consecration of tools.  Weavers are invited to commit to a daily card-drawing practice during this module using a deck of their choice.
  • Jan 10: Tarot and Oracle Cards. History of the Tarot. Useful tarot spreads. Reading reversed cards. Decolonizing and queering the tarot tradition.
  • Jan 24: Runes. History of the Runes. Crafting a rune set. Rune spreads and reading reversed runes. Rune spells and Bindrunes. The Rune Wights as sovereign beings.
  • Feb 7: Scrying. How to scry in water, in a mirror, in a ritual fire or candle flame. How to interpret what you see. The distinction between scrying and trance. Grounding, warding, post-scrying purification. Traditional herbs for scrying.
  • Feb 21: Dowsing: body pendulum, traditional pendulum, L-rods. Divination and consent in an animist world.
  • March 7: Nature Augury. Carrying a question on a walk or sit spot.  Seeing runes in nature.  Nature augury in folklore Vetting your sources of information to avoid culturally appropriative information & bad scholarship.
  • March 21: Celebration and sharing: Weavers are invited to work with the card or rune that keeps showing itself in their daily readings (or any card they feel drawn to for their own growth). They will create and share a piece of art/writing/music about it, a divination spread inspired by the themes of this card, or some other manifestation of this integration.

Class sessions are every other Monday from 6-9pm EST.

Weekly format for Zoom sessions:

  • 6:00-6:15pm: Welcome & Land Acknowledgment
  • 6:15-7:20pm: Teaching topic for the evening, including practical exercises and discussion
  • 7:20-7:30pm: Comfort break
  • 7:30-8:00pm: Small group breakout discussions
  • 8:00-8:45pm: Engaged activity such as learning songs, group divination, energetic techniques, magical crafting etc.
  • 8:45-9pm: Closing thoughts. Sharing of journal prompts and magical homework.

Tuition & Logistics

Our desire is to make these modules sustainable and accessible, so we've designed a sliding scale to help fit costs into your budget. If Way of the Weaver calls to you, please let us know what else you need to make your participation possible. There are also scholarships available for BIPOC applicants, youth, and elders (see below). What your tuition includes:

  • Instruction from Jamie and Murphy at seven 3-hour online learning sessions, held via the Zoom platform, every other Monday evening for three months.
  • Supplemental reading materials for our online learning sessions.
  • Journal prompts and self-directed assignments to support your learning process between meetings.
  • One special Weaver "snail mail" care package per module: this might include herbs, handcrafted artwork, and/or miscellaneous magical curiosities themed to the work. We love the USPS and pray for its continued operation!
  • Video and audio recordings of our online sessions. (Personal check-ins, sharing time in breakout groups, and circle-cast rituals will not be included in the recordings.

Our Sliding Scale
The following income guidelines can help you select what part of the sliding scale you fall into. Please note that upon enrolling in a module(s), you are agreeing to pay the entire cost of the module(s), regardless of your ability to attend each meeting. If the sliding scale is not financially accessible to you, please see the special rates below. This is the price for each individual 3-month module (not for the whole series).

Total Household Income/Program Cost:

  • $15,000 or less: $245
  • $15,000-$20,000: $270
  • $20,000-$25,000: $295
  • $25,000-$30,000: $320
  • $30,000-$35,000: $350
  • $35,000-$50,000: $385
  • $50,000-$75,000: $425
  • $75,000-$100,000: $465
  • Over $100,000: $465 and consider donating a partial or full scholarship to a participant in need

Special Rates

  • Youth and Elders: $125
    If you are 18-22 or over 65 *and* have financial need.
  • Financial Hardship: $99
    If your income has reduced or ceased during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • BIPOC Reparations Scholarships: $0
    If you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color, we have scholarships available to cover your tuition. We offer these scholarships in the spirit of reparations, and in acknowledgement of the inevitable emotional labor inherent in participating in predominantly white spaces.
  • Pay It Forward Commitment: $0
    Make a pledge about specific work you will do to help others as a way of paying it forward in exchange for this course. For example: volunteer 10 hours at a food bank, housing assistance program, helping an elderly neighbor with basic needs, etc. Use your creativity and engage your gifts!
  • Teaching Assistants: $0
    Graduates of our 9-month Way of the Weaver Foundation Year, or those who have completed 3+ online modules, can apply to be "Web Tender" teaching assistants. Web Tenders attend courses for free, help tend the group learning, and foster continuity of Weaver culture.

Credits
We do not offer refunds, but if you decide to permanently leave a module for any reason you will be issued a prorated credit based on how many weeks of the module you've already completed. This credit is good for any future classes with Murphy at Mountainsong Expeditions or for Jamie Waggoner's other programs.

How to Apply

Please fill out this Online Application Form.

Jamie or Murphy will follow up with you by email within a few days. Thank you so much for your interest in the Way of the Weaver! Blessed be.