The Grey Matters
Table of Contents
1) GSW Autumnal Equinox Moot Recording
2) Stones Lodge Moot Recording
3) vGSW Patched
4) Physical Classes in 2022
5) Candleside Chat for October
6) New Geomancy Class
7) Two Wizards Talk Podcast
GSW Autumnal Equinox Moot Recording
By Apprentice Leadership
Please check out this recorded live stream of the GSW's Autumnal Equinox Moot, especially for those who couldn't make it in person.
Stones Lodge Moot Recording
By Apprentice Leadership
If you were unable to attend the Stones Lodge Moot on vGSW, feel free to watch the recorded live stream and catch up on a variety of fascinating presentations.
By Provost Nicholas Kingsley
-Updated several wall textures to better match the Castle -Updated Foliage textures in several places to better reflect the season -Updated several rock textures. -Added a new gate to the VGSW Ritual Grounds -Updated Several Lights to Green. Following these Green lights will lead you from the Pier to the Stones Lodge* -The Wizard Loaf continues to avoid capture**
*This Change will revert on 10/30/21 at Midnight EST **Following a lead on the Loaf's location provided by an Apprentice, VGSW personal attempted to apprehend the notorious Wizard Loaf earlier today. Unfortunately, the dastardly bread must have been tipped off to their efforts as when Staff arrived they found only crumbs...
Physical Classes in 2022
By Provost Nicholas Kingsley
Well met Wizards one and all!
It brings me great pleasure to release to you GSW's list of classes to be offered at our Physical Campus in 2022. This is a big step for GSW and one we've all wished to take for many years. Having a physical campus allows us to dive a little more deeply into the subject matter and provide an even richer esoteric education to our Apprentices and Magisters who are keen to partake.
Before we get to the list, however, what are Physical Classes at GSW?
In October of 2019 The Grey School acquired a Physical campus in Whitehall, New York. This space also hosts our School Store, Magick Alley. The nine acres of hill top Conclave Grounds, and the Highspire Manor school building are open to Apprentices and Magisters alike during our yearly Conclaves, and starting in Spring 2022, during Physical Classes!
Physical Classes will take on average 2-3 days to complete offering Apprentices and Magisters alike an opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the lesson material. In addition to a place to sleep, food to eat, and the occasional game of chess, those enrolled in classes at the Physical Campus will have access to an impressive nine acres of hilltop conclave ground to explore and connect with the natural world between classes.
These courses are an excellent opportunity to quickly finish specific classes, gain an additional credit for the class, and take a more in-depth look at subject material. Not only this, our Physical Classes offer Apprentices and Magisters alike an opportunity to participate in hands on learning and make lasting bonds with their classmates.
Physical Class Tuition Costs:
In an effort to keep the experience of in person learning as accessible as possible, classes will cost $250 with no additional fees for room and board. Specific classes may require those enrolling to bring certain reagents, though the school will endeavor to ensure that the basics for most arcane activities are close at hand.
Benefits of Physical Classes
Those enrolled in physical classes receive in addition to the Class itself:
Breakfast and Dinner at the Highspire Manor with an hour break for lunch.
A bed in the Highspire bunkroom
Access to Magick Alley in person! (No Shipping Costs!)
Access to the Grey School Conclave Grounds to explore between classes!
(Planned) Access to a Greenhouse
(Planned) Access to the Workshop
In addition to all this it is important to note that In person classes award slightly more credits than their online counter-parts.
The increased academic value in the form of an additional credit on these in person classes helps to reflect their impact and benefit to the learning process. This means that some physical classes will have the potential of awarding 4 credits providing a great opportunity to make headway towards your next level of study!
Signing up for Physical Classes
Step One: Check the Forums to see if there are any Physical Class Interest Posts or Announcements.
Teachers will always post on the Forums when they are planning to teach an in person class. (if you don't see a post for the class you want to take, Make one!)
Step Two: Express your interest in taking the class on the post! Once Four people have expressed interest in taking a course in person, your teacher will be able to activate class sign ups in the Class Roster.
Step Three: Locate the Physical Class listing in the Class Roster and click the [Sign up for Class] button. While the School is currently pursuing a larger physical space to accommodate more Apprentices and Magisters, the current max size of a class is Six, not including the teacher. This means that the first Six people will be Accepted into the class, with anyone else who has Signed up being added to a waiting list.
Step Four: Once you've been accepted into the class, you will have One Week from the time of being accepted to pay the class tuition. If for any reason someone is unable to pay tuition, they will be bumped from the class and the next person on the waiting list will be allowed in. When a physical class is active, You'll be able to pay your tuition on the school's tuition page.
Step Five: After at least Four people have paid tuition the class will be live and an Email will be sent with directions to the Campus, a class schedule, and a list of any required reagents or materials.
Step Six: Make your Travel Arrangements and get any necessary reagents listed by your Instructor.
Step Seven: Arrive Safely and Learn well! Our List of Classes on Offer for 2022 Wizardry 100
Woods Wizard 201
Woods Wizard 202
Woods Wizard 203
Solomonic Folk Magick
Naked Eye Astronomy
Dancing the Runes 201: Runic Energies
Principles of Wildcrafting
Usui Reiki 1 Instruction and Certification for a Solid Foundation
Introduction to Healing Stones
Potions 200 (when finished)
Secrets of the Inner Circle: Simple Webweaving for Magickal People
Birdwatching 201 (was 101): Backyard
Introduction to Working with Animal Energies
Personal Prosperity for Wizards
Labyrinths: Mathemagicks and Mystery
Introduction to Ceremonial Magick
Invoking Qabbalistic Beings of Light (formerly: Introduction to Hermetics)
Introduction to Qabbalah
Introduction to Ghosts along with investigating local haunts
Introduction to Poppets
Candleside Chat for October
By Grey Matters Staff
Catch the recording of October's Candleside Chat with the GSW's Provost at https://www.facebook.com/100022108565475/videos/1328000017657258/
New Geomancy Class
By Dean Adservio
Hey, Apprentices and Magisters, rumor has it that a new class at level 1 in the Divination Department is now accepting enrollments!
Sticks and Stones - Divination by Earth is available now and offers a practical and hands-on introduction to the basic practice of geomancy. If you've ever wanted to pursue this fascinating area of divination, this is your chance to do so!
Two Wizards Talk Podcast
By Dean Adservio
Join the GSW's Provost Nicholas Kingsley and myself in the first two inaugural episodes of Two Wizards Talk, a GSW podcast discussing all manner of wizardly topics.
Find more details on the forums at https://www.greyschool.net/forum/the-wizard-s-keep/two-wizards-talk-the-three-rules-reputation-and-sorcery and https://www.greyschool.net/forum/the-wizard-s-keep/two-wizards-talk-episode-2-familars-wards-and-the-thinning-of-the-veil