Modern Witches Confluence 2019 - Fragrant Witchcraft & Elemental Magic
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Modern Witches Confluence 2019 - Fragrant Witchcraft & Elemental Magic

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The Modern Witches Confluence is an educational gathering of modern witches, celebrating their wisdom and sharing their craft. Our 2019 theme is: ELEMENTAL MAGIC!

WORKSHOP

It is said that the four Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water as one make green: the ancient, primordial color of the most important biochemical process on the planet—photosynthesis. During this workshop, participants will explore the relationship between botanical spirits and the four Elements through fragrant materials, and discuss how botanical essences can channel their respective geniuses. When that particular form of conjuration is understood, we begin to see how such materials can be used in spellcraft. The construction of magical objects in the form of fragrances and fragrant blends will also be explored.

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Intro to Mixed Media Perfumery
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Mixed Media Perfumery

This hands-on workshop introduces novice perfumers to the basic principles of natural and synthetic perfumery. Students learn about the structure of perfume and basic formulation techniques.

The heart of the course focuses on getting to know the materials by smelling natural essential oils and professional fine fragrance ingredients, exploring fragrance families and fundamental top/middle/base notes.

Students will be encouraged to incorporate their own personal style and preferences as they create a custom mixed media perfume to take home.

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Intermediate Natural Perfumery
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Intermediate Natural Perfumery

This intermediate natural perfumery intensive is designed to succeed the Introductory Natural Perfumery workshop. Students will immerse themselves in the molecules, extractions and combinations that further expand the palette of the natural perfumer.

Students will leave the class with a deeper understanding of what makes essential oils smell and act the way they do, how to utilize natural isolates in their fragrance creation, what fragrance accords and bases are, and how to construct their own. After discussing and experiencing additional materials to those introduced in the first workshop,  students will design their own blends under the instructor’s guidance.

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Introductory Natural Perfumery
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Introductory Natural Perfumery

In this natural perfumery workshop, students will explore the foundations of fragrance structure, scent and material families, and the craft of natural perfume making with Mauricio Garcia of Herbcraft Perfumery.

Students will leave the class with an understanding of the differences between perfume mediums, fragrance materials, scent ideation and evaluation. After discussing and experiencing essential oils and absolutes from Mauricio’s workbench, students will design their own fragrance under the instructor’s guidance.

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Fragrant Anointing Balms Workshop
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Fragrant Anointing Balms Workshop

From the infamous Witches’ Flying Ointment to divinatory unguents made of rose, oud, immortelle and labdanum, infusions of herbs and aromatic materials have been combined into solid mediums to aid practitioners and the curious alike in their rituals and explorations for millennia.

In this fragrant workshop, students will explore the foundations of creating ointments and solid perfumes using fragrant materials and infused oils with Mauricio Garcia of Herbcraft Perfumery.

Techniques and lore regarding both fragrance creation and botanical intelligences will be explored. After discussing and experiencing essential oils, absolutes and infusions from Mauricio’s workbench, students will create a balm of their own design under the instructor’s guidance, to serve whatever purpose they desire.

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Community Herbalist Certification
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Community Herbalist Certification

Mauricio Garcia will be teaching the Medical Aromatherapy portion of this Community Herbalist Certification Course hosted by the Scarlet Sage Herb Co.’s School of Traditional Healing Arts.

“The Community Herbalist course is for the beginning herbal enthusiast that wants to dive into what herbal medicine can do for themselves and their community. Each student will be introduced to modern scientific research while researching and learning traditional ways of healing.

This class is perfect for the healing professional that wants a good overview of the world of herbal medicine, a parent that sees the need to support their family and community in a deeper way, a teacher that deals with daily immune and stress issues, and any curious human who is interested in herbal medicine yet is unsure about how serious of a herbalist they may wish to become. This course is for geared to you.

All students will have the opportunity to study with experts in the western herbal medicine field. We will discuss how to be a practitioner, grower, medicine maker, herbal body care product formulator, aromatherapy, diagnostics, and general everyday preventative and acute herbal care.

Each person will have their own ancestral history to connect to, as well as the traditional and modern use of western herbs in this 8-month journey of self & plant discovery.”

Applications Closed.

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Introductory Natural Perfumery
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Introductory Natural Perfumery

In this natural perfumery workshop, students will explore the foundations of fragrance structure, scent and material families, and the craft of natural perfume making with Mauricio Garcia of Herbcraft Perfumery.

Students will leave the class with an understanding of the differences between perfume mediums, fragrance materials, scent ideation and evaluation. After discussing and experiencing essential oils and absolutes from Mauricio’s workbench, students will design their own fragrance under the instructor’s guidance.

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SOLD OUT - An Introduction to Fragrant Witchcraft Session II
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT - An Introduction to Fragrant Witchcraft Session II

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What does it mean to channel and conjure botanical spirits for ritualistic or magical purposes? Are plants merely ingredients in a spell? Mauricio Garcia invites people of all levels of interest to explore this question through the lens of Traditional Witchcraft, during a two-hour session focusing on the role fragrance can play in working with – and honoring – spirits.

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SOLD OUT - An Introduction to Fragrant Witchcraft
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT - An Introduction to Fragrant Witchcraft

  • The Institute for Art and Olfaction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What does it mean to channel and conjure botanical spirits for ritualistic or magical purposes? Are plants merely ingredients in a spell? Mauricio Garcia invites people of all levels of interest to explore this question through the lens of Traditional Witchcraft, during a two-hour session focusing on the role fragrance can play in working with – and honoring – spirits.

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Crafting Solid Perfume
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Crafting Solid Perfume

In this natural perfumery workshop, students will explore the foundations of fragrance structure, scent and material families, and the craft of solid perfume making.

Students will leave the class with an understanding of the differences between perfume mediums, fragrance materials and evaluation methods. After discussing and experiencing natural materials from the Mauricio's workbench, students will design their own solid perfume under his guidance.

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