November 2019 Grey Matters

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

The Grey Matters
November 2019

Table of Contents


From the Office of the Editor.

Wizardly Quote.

Grey School Website Updates.

Dean of Students and Provost Updates.

New Alchemy Major.

Upcoming Events.

Announcements.




From the Office of the Editor


Dear Apprentices,


Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I would like to encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect upon what they are thankful for. As Autumn passes and Winter draws nearer, the whole world can seem to slow down and embrace a certain level of calm, introspective repose. The very energies of nature themselves are inclined to withdraw inwards and rest in preparation for the coming Spring. For those in tune with the patterns of the cosmos, now is likewise a good time to begin to draw inwards, reset, take account of our successes and victories, and plan for the future. First, however, take a moment to simply be grateful. Gratitude is a powerful force that cannot be underestimated. So take a moment, be grateful and happy, and then turn confidently towards tomorrow.


Yours in service,

Frater Adservio




Wizardly Quote

One cannot step twice in the same river.”

- Heraclitus




Grey School Homepage and Beta Forums Updates


The GSW home page has a brand new look! Take a peek at www.greyschool.com. Thanks to our technomages and to Dean Nicholas Kinglsey for helping to make this a reality!


Some important Info for our Forum Beta Testers:


The Login for the Forums has been moved to the upper right of all Forum pages, and has been removed from the top of the site to avoid confusion. In addition to this a new help button has been added for first time users of the New Forums.


Both the forums and homepage have been updated to be mobile-friendly!





Dean of Students and Provost Updates


Dear Apprentices, Journeymen, Magisters, and Wizards all:


The Grey School Board of Directors has ratified the unanimous decision of the Administration to switch the Admin. positions of Deans Nicholas Kingsley and Emrhys Starhawk( Alex LaFountain ). Henceforth, Prof. Starhawk will be serving as Dean of Students, and Prof. Kingsley will be serving as Provost. Please give them your support.

Congratulations to Deans Kingsley and Starhawk in their new positions!


BB-OZ, HM





New Alchemy Major

By Frater Adservio, Dean of Curriculum


Dear Apprentices and Magisters of the Grey School,


I am pleased to announce that an Alchemy Major is once more available. Several apprentices have reached out to me recently to inquire about the status of the Alchemy major, which was missing from the forums, handbook, and just about everywhere else. My techno-archaeology turned up an old copy dating from almost 7 years ago, which was woefully out of date. I have gone through it, removed classes that are no longer offered, added new relevant classes where they belonged, redesigned it a bit, and fixed some errors.


Future Red Wizards, rejoice! No longer must you labor in confusion. For guidance, the latest major can be found on the beta forums at https://www.gswhandbook.com/forum/alchemy-dept/alchemy-generalist-major and the "main" forums at http://forums.greyschool.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=28657&p=397913.




Upcoming Events


2020 Physical Conclave


Our first Physical Conclave in YEARS will be held on July 10-12 2020, at 123 Poultney St., Whitehall, New York! Events begin at 5:00 pm Friday the 10th for opening ceremonies and will conclude on Sunday the 12th at 5:00 PM. Train Transit to Whitehall is available through Amtrak.


It is our pleasure to inform those of you arriving by train on the 10th, that transportation to the Conclave Grounds can be provided, please contact the Provost with your arrival time at least two weeks prior to the conclave to arrange accommodations. Please do keep in mind that Apprentices and Magisters will be allotted a Camping Spot on the Conclave grounds, although a tent and sleeping gear will not be provided.


Keep your eyes on the Forums, and on the Facebook Group, in the coming weeks as more details are on the way!


The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/506726489915958/


Candle-Side Chat with Provost Nicholas Kingsley


Join us for our Second Candle-side chat, an hour- long open live discussion on GSW, the state of the school, announcements, and more - hosted in our Official Facebook Group. The next chat will be December 7th at 6:00 PM.


The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481698091969406/




Level Ups and Awards


Apprentice Zja – Level 6


A hearty congratulations to these apprentices! May they profit from their labors!





Announcements


Class Rings Shipped


If you ordered a class ring, keep an eye on your mailbox! They are shipping out!


Magick Alley Updates


Magick Alley has a few Updates this week, including a new lay-out and some new prices on spell candles.


Keep an eye on good old www.magickalley.com in the coming weeks as new stock is added, including the long awaited School Pendents!





The November 2019 edition of Grey Matters is available as a PDF file as well. Download it at http://wix.to/wkBNBGo.