Humans have long believed in magic and that certain individuals, such as witches, can manipulate energy and the world around them. So why did magic become feared in medieval Europe to the point that witches were persecuted on a mass scale? In this class, we’ll explore the roots of magic and witchcraft in the west, how beliefs developed over time, and the turning point of the witch trials that vilified the practice of magic. We will also examine how the stereotype of the witch was created and its continuing impact on our understanding of witches and witchcraft today.Please note: Each ticket includes one happy hour drink, or a non-alcoholic drink, of your choice. Drinks and mingling will take place from 5:30pm-6:00pm, and the class itself will run from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Students will also receive 10% off their dinner purchase at Nox the day of their registered class.
This class will take place at Nox Cocktail Lounge
, located at 302 Goodman St N., Rochester NY, 14607
.About the teacher:
is a historian, artist, and writer living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and specializes in the dark, often absurd, aspects of history. As a college instructor and public speaker, Maya strives to blend critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the past. She is the direct descendant of a confessed witch from the Salem witch trials.
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