November 2022 Grey Matters
Table of Contents
1) An Introduction to Your New Headmaster
2) Passing of the Torch Livestream Recording
3) An Interview with Headmaster Nicholas Kingsley
4) December 2022 Astrology Overview
5) Monthly Class Spotlight
6) GSW Wizardry Department Crossword
7) 'Twas the Night of the Winter Solstice
An Introduction to Your New Headmaster
By Headmaster Nicholas Kingsley
Greetings Apprentice Wizards, Magisters, and Faculty Alike!
My name is Nicholas Kingsley and I am honored to hold the office of Headmaster here at GSW. I believe that communication is key to any lasting relationship and so I want to make myself available to conversation on matters within GSW. In order to best facilitate this I am happy to meet with you via ZOOM, VGSW, Skype, Discord, Facebook messenger, Phone Call or Forum Message, by request. If something is urgent Email is the best way to get my attention. I can be reached here: Headmaster@GreySchool.com. You can expect a fairly speedy reply to messages during my office hours of 8:30 AM EST - 8:00 PM EST Wed-Sun. I try to take Mondays and Tuesdays to myself and as a result messages and assignments submitted on those days tend to not get a response right away.
I look forward to the exciting years of Wizardry to come and all that they will entail! A little bit about me...
I've been a student of the Arcane and mysterious for roughly two decades now with my passion and focus being Wizardry. It can be said that I enjoy the bardic arts and, if I'm honest, I often find myself telling a tale to any who will listen. I am of course also a lover of philosophy, and pondering the greater mysteries such as, "What is the meaning of life?", and the classic "What's for Dinner...". To the matter of Wizards being "know-it-alls"... I'll concede to that as a partial fact. It should be noted that I don't believe a good Wizard needs to actually know everything about everything, only that they should have a means of finding out... Having grown up with the Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard as my constant companion, I would dare to consider myself a true Wizard at heart, and a child of the teachings endorsed by the Grey School. I am honored to have been welcomed onto the GSW faculty in the summer of 2017 at the age of twenty-three, becoming the youngest Professor to ever teach at the school. My day-to-day is filled with teaching at the Grey School as a Professor in the department of Wizardry, and of course, serving faithfully as Headmaster. I've also been known to found the occasional magickal order and am always keen to undertake other such projects of intrigue as need be/whim demands. In 2019 I took on one of my more Ambitious projects, that being creating a physical space for the Grey School of Wizardry! I managed to do so, and our Manor, "Highspire" located in Upstate N.Y. and nestled in the picturesque village of Whitehall, now serves as the official physical Campus for the school .
Though Perhaps most importantly about a Wizard is their favorite quote, and I would be remiss if I failed to share mine:
“The Difference between a rock and a stepping stone is how it's used."