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The Witches Blade with Marcus McCoy of Troll Cunning Forge
January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$28
The Witches Blade: Understanding Atheme with Marcus McCoy of Troll Cunning Forge
2 hour lecture/class $28
An introduction to forging the Atheme, myths, misnomers, and misunderstandings of the creation of the witches blade throughout modern witchdom.
In this lecture esoteric blacksmith Marcus McCoy will discuss the history of and origins of alchemical blacksmithing, the harnessing of the old titans bones to make steel and fashion that steel to make the magical weapons used throughout history.
Marcus will be discussing the various misunderstandings about working with steel philosophically, where modern notions of making the atheme and anointing it make grievous errors and will illustrate how alchemical philosophy and the creation of knives and swords in the old grimoires became the lost basis for athemes that we no longer remember.
Bio… Marcus McCoy is the co-editor for verdant gnosis, the co-organizer for the viridis genii symposium, the owner and perfumer of alchemical perfume house house of Orpheus, and the blacksmith behind troll cunning forge. Troll cunning forge is named after the Scandinavian folk magic tradition known commonly as trolldom. Marcus McCoy is a student of the worlds witchcraft and folk magic traditions and applies that knowledge as well as his knowledge and study of traditional lab alchemy learned from his teacher Robert Bartlett.