For centuries, much of the world agreed with Clement of Alexandria (3rd c. CE), who referred to ancient Egypt as
“the mother of magicians
.” In this workshop, Rev. Anna Applegate, a legally ordained Priestess in the international Fellowship of Isis, will give an overview of magic
, or heka, in ancient Egypt
, focusing on the three main divisions of funerary magic
, ritual magic
(performed in temples), and everyday magic
. Participants will get to experience hands
-on heka by creating papyri talismans to keep.
$35 per person at the door; $30 per person if you reserve a place in advance. Tickets are available for purchase online (https://squareup.com/store/worldtreehealing) or by phone (773-273-9718).
Rev. Anna Applegate, M.A., is proud to be a native Chicagoan, imprinted from childhood’s earliest hours by the numerous spirits of land, river, lake, and concrete and steel in this magical crossroads of a world-class city. She has been active in Chicago’s Pagan community for 17 years. Legally ordained as a Priestess in the worldwide Fellowship of Isis, Anna is the Founder of the Iseum of the Rekhet Akhu, whose mission is to highlight the interrelatedness of the communities of the living and the dead and to cultivate transfigured spirits (akhu) in human form. Additionally, Anna is a certified Death Midwife, helping the dying birth themselves into the Spirit World, as well as an initiate in the West African Yoruba religion of Ifá, which centers on worship of the Orisha and the cultivation of one’s Orí (Destiny) in this lifetime.
A Master Mason since 2010 in the Eastern Order of International Co-Freemasonry (EOIC), Anna has a fondness for initiatory traditions of a high ceremonial and esoteric caliber. Her Mother Lodge is where she met her now-fiancé and Other Half in the truest sense of the term, D.E. Numen. Together, they maintain a website devoted to the chthonic Powers Hekate and Hermes as well as the subjects of witchcraft, ceremonial magic, alchemy, and lessons from liminality: visit Hermekate.com. Anna also avidly blogs about her Polytheistic Priestess adventures at Amor et Mortem (“Love and Death”).
A writer by trade and for pleasure, Anna holds an M.A. degree in English Literature from Loyola University Chicago. Her Pagan poetry appears in the Scarlet Imprint anthologies Datura (2010) and Mandragora (2012). She also serves as the Executive Editor of Isis-Seshat, a quarterly journal for the Fellowship of Isis. Anna resides on Chicago’s northwest side with her fiancé, three feline familiars (Beowulf, Grendel, and one-eyed Hela), and a baby corn snake named Brimo.