There are a variety of definitions for the word "Grimoire" and lots of opinions about what a Grimoire contains. You may have heard them called a "Book of Shadows" or a book of "magic (or magick) spells" or invocations. It's possible that you've heard people refer to the contents of a Grimoire as spells, charms, magical chants, sacred text, rituals, divinatory elements, and the likes.
In this course you will build your book using prompts, suggestions, guides, and inspiration from various people, places, ideas, and images culled from your life. You will be instructed to rely on and pull from your expertise and the personal subjects you like to explore.
The goal is NOT to have a perfect book with a linear progression of information, but instead to have documentation of your personal growth and development as it unfolds. In this class, we are more interested in the process than we are with the product.
I will not be instructing you on how to create a traditional "Book of Shadows". This class is all about how to create a BOOK OF YOU!!!
My book will include and infuse artistic pursuits, Tarot, Oracle cards, Astrology, Herbs and Tea Related info, Recipes, Sacred Geometry, Poetry, and Fountain Pens. The lessons I share with you will likely include these elements, but I will always provide suggestions for what else you might do in your Grimoire.
Maybe you want to document Crystals or Mixed Media Techniques. Maybe you want to write manifestos or simply keep lots of creatively documented lists. Maybe your Grimoire will be filled with musical scores, textile samples, bits of papers collected over time, correspondences and letters to various people, places, past lives, etc. There is no right or wrong way to approach this.
I will provide you with lots of creative ways to format and layout your Grimoire pages and sections. The content is all up to you. Of course I'll share what I'm doing and invite you to see peeks into my Grimoire as it unfolds.
I will provide lots of journaling prompts to help you figure out what you want to bring into the book.
Through a variety of audio journeys, video tutorials, PDFs, links to resources, and inspirational photos, you will be guided to listen in to your Intuition as a way to create a product you love.
NOTE: You are welcome to work digitally as well. I won't be demonstrating how to create a digital grimoire, but all of the activities, exercises, prompts, etc, can be translated to a digital format.
If you aren't sure what a Grimoire is or you're not sure you want to commit to a class about building one, I encourage you to join me for the Free Grimoire Sidekick Course and see what sparks in you.
Hello Beautiful Creative You!
I'm happy you're here.
I'm Kiala Givehand, a mixed media book artist, creative business strategist, and workshop leader originally from Florida, temporarily living in Northern Georgia (by way of Oakland, California), where I reside with my husband, Damon.
For almost 20 years, I taught English, Language Arts, and Creative Writing at every level, while simultaneously traveling the U.S. delivering workshops and presentations to educators. While I still travel occasionally to work with teachers and writers, I now enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires. I do this work as a Creative Business Strategist because I love helping others find the thing that fills them with joy.
I've done a lot of things in my short 40+ years on this planet, but I'm most proud of raising my nephew Treavor, and listening to my inner wisdom by doing the things that make me come alive. Constructing handmade books and art journals is one of those things that allow me to feel A L I V E!!! And I'd love to have you join me on this journey. CLICK HERE if you want to see a gallery of some of my art journal pages.
I cherish every single day and treat life as one amazing adventure. I play with paint and watercolor, fold paper into books, write poetry, short fiction, & creative non-fiction, and sometimes I blog. But always, every single day, I journal and do something that I feel is creative. Oh!! And did I mention that I'm the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens? (I know. Geek alert!)
Join me and let's create something beautiful, TODAY!!