Willful Bane: the History, Techniques and Ethics of Hexing--Willful Bane is about the ethics of banework, the history of it in Appalachian folk magic, plus lots of practical experience that includes dollies, sachets,vinegar, chicken feet, marshmallows etc. We'll dive into history, legend, techniques and--perhaps most important--ethics. Come learn about the joy of hex.
Instructor Bio -
H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, Heartland, Sirius Rising,
Starwood, Scottish Pagan Federation Conference, Hexfest and other gatherings. She is senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple and the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, both in Asheville, NC.
Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for Sagewoman Magazine. Her book “Staubs and Ditchwater” debuted in 2012 and the companion volume “Asfidity and Mad-Stones” was published in Oct. 2015. “Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to
Health and Fitness” launched in May, 2017. “Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time” debuted in June 2018. Byron’s book “Roots, Branches, and Spirits: the Folkways and Witchery of Appalachia” will be released by Llewellyn in Winter 2020, “The Ragged Wound: Tending the Soul of Appalachia” for Smith Bridge Press and a book on permaculture for Pagans for Red Wheel/Weiser.
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Class Fee is $40
The Whens and Wheres:
Sunday, September 27th, 2020 from 6pm to 7:30pm.
This is an online class via Zoom (so your living room, or bedroom, or wherever you zoom). This is a live class only, it will not be recorded. All registered attendees will receive a link to join by 5pm on the day of the class. Link will be sent to the email you registered with.
PLEASE NOTE:Tickets are non-refundable. There will be no physical tickets sent out. After purchase you will receive an email confirmation (provided you entered an email at checkout).