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Philosophy of Magic / Basics of Metaphysics


 with Joel Bukowski

short description:
Foundation course in Magical Philosophy and Metaphysics
long description:
a. Brief overview of the real world of magic, its histories, common practices, and exploration of the Magical World view. Metaphysics, being the study of Origins (including Big Bang, Divine Revelation, and What was Before everything) is a fundamental foundation for many of the subjects covered in many of these courses. In addition to this, many subjects will be covered including Ritual, Energy work, Martial arts’ concepts, Various Magical Systems, and tools. This class is a basic introductory course to many of the other classes that have to do with Magic, Divination and the path of the Metaphysician. The student will also be introduced to a list of common axioms that seem to cover many magical systems. An introduction into divination is included as a predecessor to the Class Basic Divination
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
Please Contact me for availability. Currently After 6p.m Monday through Thursday
fee comments:
I take my teaching rather seriously and what I have to offer is not trivial. I expect a certain amount of dedication and commitment to the class. In my experience an up front Tuition will establish the class and other classes following can be negotiable.
 session structure





Philosophy of Magic

discussion group

a. Brief overview of the real world of magic, its histories, common practices, and exploration of the Magical World view. Metaphysics, being the study of Origins (including Big Bang, Divine Revelation, and What was Before everything)

1h 30m

Magical Systems

discussion group

Definitions and Dispelling the Media Hype. Exploration of some of the major Magical and Philosophical systems in the World Community today and their origins from ancient times and their divergence form the original doctrines

1h 30m

Energy Work

live session

What is the 'Energy' that so many people talk about, where does it come from, how do we use it, how can we control it. Also, the manipulation of energy in the person (Shiatsu and Acupuncture), Auras, and Magical Sight.

1h 30m

Review One

review session

Many subjects have been discussed and I am sure that you have researched much of what I have presented. Ask the questions that you have and remember, the only 'dumb' questions are the ones NOT asked.

1h 30m

Introduction to Magical Relevencies

discussion group

These are the first 'Axioms of Magic' and a discussion of what they mean and how they apply. Mostly, the 'Axioms' are observances that correlate the unknown and organize it into something more digestible.

1h 30m

More Axioms

discussion group

A continuing Discussion of the previous topic

1h 30m

Even More Axioms

discussion group

Yes there is more. For something that is as complicated as Magic in all its forms, there are several aspects that still need to be covered.

1h 30m

Review Two

discussion group

The Axioms are one of the more interesting aspects of Magic as it relates to everyday living. This is an opportunity to share more of your own experiences with these Observances. Also learn a bit more about their origins.

1h 30m


take a test

A general quiz to make sure that what we discuss is taking hold. I don't expect names and dates to be remembered, however the concepts are important.


Eastern Philo- Magic in Martial Arts

discussion group

Exploration into the Eastern Philosophies and the practice of Martial Arts and how the Axioms apply to the techniques applied in Martial Arts.

1h 30m

Delving into the Unknown

discussion group

Here is the discussion about Metaphysics. Theory and Origins, Divinity, and science, Ghosts and Gadgets. We hope this will be a spirited discussion about an ethereal topic.

1h 30m


take a test

Here is the time to shine. This is an essay and the Question will be posted. You are to discuss what You think you have learned about the subject and how it may or may not apply to you.

1h 30m

total duration: 16h 30m over 12 session(s)
comments: Approximately 90 minutes a week for 12 weeks.

discussion forums: 1

languages: English
duration: 16h 30m over 12 session(s)
fee: 99US$  (990lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

Joel Bukowski

description of :
I have studied metaphysics and philosophy all of my adult life. For over twenty years I have explored the mysteries that surround civilization. I have been teaching in private classes for over 15 years. I founded the Etherian Brotherhood, an organization dedicated to positive thinking and positive action and the continuing study of the Mysteries of Life. My experience is life long and practiced daily. I am well versed in the practices of many belief systems including many of the 'Magic' using systems of the New Age movement. I am non-judgmental and accept that everyone has something to offer. My only requirements are an open mind and willingness to learn something that may be different from what you may be comfortable with.
Teacher's qualifications:

STERLING, MICHIGAN 48659 Cell: 989-873-0940


I am looking for a teaching position that would utilize my skills and intuitive aptitude in the processes of human behavior, and further my development in personnel relations that could be used to promote better living and a positive attitude.

High School: Standish Sterling Central High School, Standish, MI 48658 (Diploma 1986)

Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Rd., Saginaw, MI 48604

Subjects Studied: Criminal Justice

Delta Community College, 1961 Delta Rd., Bay City, MI 48710

Subjects Studied: Criminal Justice, Concealed Weapons- Michigan Laws

Mid-Michigan Community College, Harrison, MI 48625

Subjects Studied: Correctional Officer

Home Study

Private Investigation (Certificate)
Business Management(Certificate)
General Philosophy
Eastern Philosophy
Religious Systems
Herbology(Private Instructor)
Aromatherapy(Private Instructor)
Meditation(Private Instructor)
Contract Law
Business Law
Case Law
Occult Sciences (Hobby)
Theoretical Physics (Hobby)


06-2008 to Present – The Home Depot, 2980 Cook Road, West Branch, MI, 48661
Title : Dept 94 –Deliveries, General Job Duties Include: Preparing order deliveries for customers from a pick list, building Pallets for safe and secure transportation and loading the orders on Flatbed Semi Trailers for delivery. Customer service is the Highest priority at The Home Depot. General Duties include covering all different departments when needed, therefore a basic Product and service knowledge is needed for all aspects of the store.

04-2007 to 10-2007 Mission Point Resort Mackinac Island, MI, 49757
Title: Security Guard / 3rd Shift Supervisor Job Duties Include: Responding to all emergencies relating to guest activities, employee problems, and medical Emergencies. As the third shift supervisor, I represented all departments that did not have a working manager after hours including receiving, banquets, food and beverage, maintenance, and general management. Some of the incidents I responded and took charge of include Domestic Violence (Involving Guests), Accidents (Medical Emergencies as well as Vehicle accidents), Recovery of a Fugitive, and disturbance calls.

03-2006 to PRESENT Lil’ Country Havenand The Etherian Brotherhood 5131 West Townline Rd., Sterling, MI 48659
Title: Instructor/ Business Manager Job Duties Include: Establishing curriculums concerning philosophical studies, counseling students and members with problems and lessons, creating solicitation letters and grant proposals, interviewing prospective members, conducting business meetings with prospective investors and grantors, managing charity functions, and creating and organizing all records and paperwork that is fundamental to running the organization, and beginning the formation of a Domestic Violence Center (never came to fruition due to lack of funds)

1996 to PRESENT Sleeping Dragon Enterprises / Sleeping Dragon Bail Bonds,
5131 West Townline Rd., Sterling, MI 48659
Title: Owner, CEO, and President Job Duties Include: Overseeing all aspects of business. Some of the aspects of the business include Security, Bail Bonding, Fugitive Recovery, Investigation (as a Private individual), Creation of business plans, Emergency Assistance, - Satellite Receiver Installation, Telephone Jack Installation, Tree Cutting, and consulting in various areas such as Obscure or ancient religious practices, Business streamlining, and Organizational planning.

05-2005 to 11-2005 Wal-Mart Tawas (#5376), US-23, East Tawas, MI
Title: In Store Loss Prevention Job Duties: Become involved in all aspects of Wal-Mart. Procedural oversight in all possible areas of possible loss to the company including Accounting, Receiving, Cashier, Sporting Goods Supplies, Receiving logs, General Business and
Employee Maintenance. Maintenance of the video surveillance (DVR) system, including mapping out the camera angles to provide maximum coverage, focusing and tweaking the video shots, and general maintenance of the cables, fuses, monitors, and related equipment. In Store Loss prevention is primarily concerned with the apprehension and prosecution of shoplifters within the facility. The position included review of invoices, cashier reports, and Accounting reports as well as internal investigation of possible integrity issues with employees and management staff.

12-2003 to 05-2005 Wal-Mart West-Branch (#5159), Cook Rd., West Branch, MI, 48661
Title: Receiving Associate Job Duties: Maintenance of Stock Room, Supplying floor personnel with stock from sorting bins, use of Store equipment to identify and categorize incoming freight, maintain a constant cheerful disposition, stock shelves, pricing merchandise, creating feature displays, inventory, operate forklift and electronic pallet-jacks, and various other receiving duties.

3-2003 to 6-2003 Greater Bay Cab, Bay City, MI, 48706
Title: Cab Driver Job Duties Include: Maintain a driving log, transport passengers from point of origin to destination, delivery of medicines, parcels, and food items by request, and maintain communication with base via radio.

8-2002 to 9-2004 Riverview Campground and Canoe Livery (Seasonal). 5755 Townline Rd., Sterling, MI 48659
Title: Security Guard Job Duties Include: General Security and protection of property, maintenance of a Duty log, Creation of incident reports and other record keeping material, reporting incidents, working with the Arenac Co. Sheriff’s Dept. on occasion and trouble shooting problems.

11-1993 to 8-1998 United States Postal Service, USPS, Alger, MI 48610-9999
Title: RCA Job Duties Include: Rural Carrier Associate- Sorting and preparing Mail for delivery, maintenance of a cash-stamp stock, selling of postal items, delivering mail on a 75 mile rural route, processing money orders, certified mail requests, and purchase orders. The mail route was in an extremely rural area and very secluded.

5-1993 to 7-1993 Allied Security of Maryland, Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA
Title: Security Guard Job Duties Include: General Security and Protection of Property, maintenance of a Duty log, incident Reports, and trouble shooting problems.

8-1992 to 4-1993 Hank’s Restaurant and Lounge, 844 N. M-76, Alger, MI 48610

Title: Cook / Catering Job Duties Include: Preparation of Main Course Dinners, Perch Fry Specials, Steak Dinners, Pizza, and other short order cooking. Prep included Salads, general prep for large groups, and clean up of prep and kitchen area to MDH specifications. Catering involved planning for a given number of people, preparation and portioning for large amounts of people, serving buffet lines, continuous restocking of food for buffets, clean up, etc. Emphasis on presentation and quality of foods.

4-1991 to 6-1992 Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Title: Security Guard Job Duties Include: General Security and Protection of Property, maintenance of a Duty log, incident Reports, and trouble shooting problems. Also, Grounds Keeping, Duties Included Planting of Pine, Oak, and Maple trees around the Conference Center and Winter Construction.

1. License for Limited Lines Property and Casualty Insurance / Bail Bonds. Dep’t of Insurance issued in 2002
2. Commercial Driver’s License with Airbrake. Haz-Mat, Tanker, Doubles & Triples endorsements Issued in the State of Michigan exp. 2007
3. Certificate of Completion “Patrol Procedures” Delta College, 2002

's preferred teaching style:
Most of what I teach is done with a commonsensical approach. I tend to be very sociable and believe the only dumb questions are the ones not asked. I was a tutor in college for all basic academic classes (Math, English, Music, Chemistry, Physics, Public Speaking)and discovered that I teach in a rather unique way. I can cover a subject in the traditional way, but if my student doesn't understand it, I alter the way I present it until the student DOES understand it. Philosophy is the Art of asking Questions and I have found that all answers present themselves when properly motivated with the right questions. I am very easy to talk to and can be rather wordy in my responses. I try to keep the focus on the class topic, but I also encourage discussion on related topics.

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