Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Classes & a sneak peek at Seasons of Witchery & Witches Tarot!

Good Morning,
Things have been crazy here lately. I have been working on another book proposal, finishing the Witches Tarot Book, and should be getting proof pages for Seasons Of Witchery next week!

Seasons of Witchery will be released on June 8, 2012 and is available for pre-order now on Llewellyn's website as well as amazon.com. So combine working on three different projects at once, with the new series of classes I just set up for April, and the fact that our daughter is moving back home tomorrow and well... you get the idea.

The new live and in-person classes will run for three consecutive Sundays in April in the St. Louis area. Here is the information. I am really looking forward to seeing all of the students from the last series- and hoping to meet some new students as well!

Practical Magick Series Part II 
Class Dates- Sunday- April 15, 22, and 29
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Place: Wellness Center (Chapel of Love & Light)
1600 Boone's Lick Road
St. Charles, MO. 63301
Class fee $30.00 each or attend all three classes for $75.00 and save! (Payment for all three classes is due in full at the time of the first class.)
Ages 18 and up are welcome.
Need more info? For more information, directions to the Wellness Center, or to pre-register for classes, please contact Ellen via email at ellenthegardenwitch@gmail.com

The Four Natural Elements and Personal Power- Class date- Sunday, April 15
A class that focuses on the deeper magick of the four natural elements; earth, air, fire and water. This is a more advanced look at the magickal elements. Here you will learn how to work with the magickal energy of the elements and how to incorporate their power into your life. This class will include a group discussion, homework assignments and a class group ritual.

Your Elemental Strengths: Removing Blocks Correcting Imbalances- Class Date- Sunday, April 22
The second class in the three part series looks to your personal strengths. What elemental powers and gifts do you favor, and what elemental challenges do you face or lessons are you lacking in? In this class we will look at ways to acquire wisdom with all four of the natural elements in a balanced and personal way. This class will also include a group discussion, journal exercises, homework assignments and a class group ritual.

The Goddess and the Natural Elements- Class date- Sunday,  April 29
This final class in the three part series takes a deeper look at the Goddess and her connection to the four natural elements. The Maiden, Mother and Crone aspects will be discussed as well as the Goddesses of earth and water, air and fire. This class will also include a group discussion, journal exercises, homework assignments and a class group ritual.

Wheel of the Year by Wen Hsu
And for the sneak peek I promised. This is one of the interior illustrations for Seasons of Witchery. The artist's name is Wen Hsu. This is the "Wheel of the Year". There will be many illustrations inside of Seasons of Witchery. Faeries, mermaids, an autumn garden... in fact I have not even seen all of them yet- when I get the proof pages I finally will. By the way, here is the artist's blog if you want to take a look at her other enchanting artwork. http://wenhsu.blogspot.com/

Witches Tarot Coming September 2012
In other news... I mentioned that my Tarot deck art is nearing completion. I am working frantically on the book as the art comes in. I wish you could see more of the art from the tarot deck in bigger images- it is stunning.

But, I can give you this little peek- the image just to the right is from Llewellyn's website. The three cards pictured clockwise are- the High Priestess, The Knight of Cups (My oldest son Kraig posed for that card- looks just like him) and the Two of Swords. The cover of the box is The Moon Card with a border... so actually you are seeing four cards.

The artist's name for the Witches Tarot deck is Mark Evans. He is amazingly talented. Oh and before someone asks, I scripted and designed the deck, and am writing the accompanying book. He is doing the gorgeous artwork. here is the link to Mark's website if you are interested in seeing his jaw-dropping fantasy art. http://www.cloudmover.net   


Here is the box cover a bit larger for you. And here is another little secret- that's Hecate represented in "The Moon" card. Yes, the deck is up on Amazon and you can pre-order it as well.

Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan art by Mark Evans
Well, I have some gardening to do, some book research, and then I have to help my daughter begin moving home. Enjoy the sneak peeks!
Blessed be, Ellen

7 comments:

  1. I'm excited! I just adore your books, and those cards.. stunning!

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  2. I am excited too love your books.xx

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  3. Sigh... I just bought my first Tarot deck last week. Guess I'll have to get another... oh bother! ;)

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  4. This looks fantastic, can't wait to see the new book.
    Isn't it great to potter around the garden again. I have been busy this past week too, planting and weeding ; )
    Have a great day

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  5. I can't wait for the new book, and the Tarot deck looks amazing! I have a deck I really love, a Celtic deck, but by the looks of this one I might be adding another. =) Happy moving!

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  6. Oh hello! I came upon your blog by accident. But I have read a few of your books and love them. Cant wait for the new one x

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