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(Flex Class) Divination for Wizard Students

Learn about the history of popular divination practices against the backdrop of the Harry Potter series. Includes 15 types of divination, including astrology, tea leaf reading, palm reading, crystal gazing, and more!
Teacher Lauren
3017 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 16 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Sep 12 (4 weeks)
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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 19 (4 weeks)
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Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Sep 26 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 3 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 10 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 17 (4 weeks)
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Mon Sep 26

Sep 26 - Oct 24 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 31 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 10

Oct 10 - Nov 7 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 17

Oct 17 - Nov 14 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 24

Oct 24 - Nov 21 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 31

Oct 31 - Nov 28 (4 weeks)
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Mon Nov 7

Nov 7 - Dec 5 (4 weeks)
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Mon Nov 14

Nov 14 - Dec 12 (4 weeks)
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Mon Nov 21

Nov 21 - Dec 19 (4 weeks)
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Mon Nov 28

Nov 28 - Dec 26 (4 weeks)
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Class Experience

- What do people believe divination to be?
- What types of divination are found in the wizard world books?
- What is the history of each of these types of divination?
- How (if at all) are these divination methods practiced in modern day?
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course takes a historical approach to divination. In this class, it is taught that divination cannot be proven by science. Students will be asked to respect others' beliefs in this class, but the approach will be a historical one.

Please note that the instructor is not a believer of divination; this course is taught from a historical point of view. 
Harry Potter (book series and movies)
Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History of Intuition in Classical Antiquity by Peter T. Struck 
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Secret of the Runes by Guido von List
The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum
The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination by Robert Place
The Fated Sky: Astrology in History by Benson Bobrick 
The Roma: The History of the Romani People and the Controversial Persecutions of Them Across Europe by Charles River Editors and Bill Hare


Teacher LaurenThe Pop Culture Teacher
3017 total reviews
2682 completed classes

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