"Semiotics is the study of signs and sign processes, involved in symbolism, signification, and communication. A ritual involves sacred symbolism and performance that is intrinsically connected with the concepts, ideas and/or sacred mysteries that are enacted/experienced through its semiotics, by the ritualist as well as by those watching it.
It is essential, for the performance of magical and significant moments of conscious ritual that one understand one's role in the tapestry of attitudes and body language that can and should enhance our own experience of ritual."
With the use of the semiotics of theater, the analysis of ritual movement and symbols of ritual body language, Witch High Priest Karagan Griffith will guide us through a three day practical seminar on the significance of Conscious body language and attitude, essential to a solid ritual experience.
This seminar will be divided into three parts.
Consciousness of Body
Essential to the ritualist is the consciousness of his/her own body as an instrument of symbol in ritual performance. Consciousness of body will lead to Consciousness of spirit and this will guide you into the Path of High Ritual experience. Who am I in this body? Learning about the semiotics of the body.
Symbol of the Body to be in the Mind
From the body symbols we can "write" into the mind. The alphabet of this "writing" process is called "ritualistic thoughts". Through this process we make the body a vehicle to experience the mental and subsequently the Spirit. We will learn how to write. What am I thinking in this body? Leaning about the semiotic of mind manifested into body language.
Transcendence through Body and Spirit
After the Mind and the conscious understanding of the body semiotics in a ritualistic context, the last stage is to attain the Spirit. Now we can "communicate" with the Divine within our ritual since the Conscious body, mind and spirit are all now interconnected. What is my Essence? Learning to achieve the ultimate stage - the ecstasy of the Spirit through the body/mind experience.
Karagan Griffith is a professional actor and director, graduate of the Superior School of Theater and Cinema of Lisbon, Portugal in Acting/Directing Bachelors Degree in Theater Stage Director. Karagan is also a High Priest of the Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft. Nu Aeon is excited to welcome him back to The Cosmic Connection Temple of Stars to present this experiential seminar on ritual movement and Body/Mind/Spirit connection.
PS - No shoes (only socks are allowed). Please bring robes and or ritual clothing that is comfortable for you to move in.
There is limited space so purchase your tickets right away to reserve your opportunity to join the us for Karagan's newest educational and inspirational presentation.
NU AEON 88 Wharf Street Pickering Wharf
Salem, MA 01970
Friday night June 27th, 2014 e.v. (New Moon)
Saturday night June 28th, 2014 e.v.
Sunday night June 29th 2014 e.v.
Each Evening: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blessed Be With Love From Salem
See you there!