Crucible

Crucible

A gathering of Mages, Pagans, Mystics, and Occultists.

Crucible: The Past

Crucible 2003

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Crucible 2006

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Crucible 2007

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Crucible 2008

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Crucible 2009

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Crucible 2010

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Crucible 2011

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Crucible 2012

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Crucible 2013

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Crucible 2015

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Crucible 2008 Schedule

Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Time Track A Track B
10 AM
10:15
10:30
10:45
11 AM
11:15
Lunch
11:30
11:45
12 PM
Brunch/Closing
12:15
12:30
12:45
Registration
1 PM
1:15
1:30
1:45
Slot 1A
Slot 1B
2 PM
2:15
2:30
2:45
3 PM
Slot 2A
Slot 2B
3:15
3:30
3:45
4 PM
4:15
Slot 3A
Slot 3B
4:30
4:45
5 PM
5:15
Dinner
5:30
5:45
6 PM
6:15
6:30
6:45
7 PM
Slot 4A
Slot 4B
7:15
7:30
7:45
8 PM
Mage Mixer
8:15
8:30
8:45
Slot 5A
Slot 5B
9 PM
9:15
9:30
9:45
10 PM
10:15
10:30
Slot 6A
Slot 6B
10:45
11 PM
11:15
11:30
11:45
12 AM
12:15
12:30
12:45
1 AM


Please Note: On Saturday, there will be a limited room for lounging and talking.


Registration
Registration table will be provided to check in to Crucible and acquire any up-to-date information. Please note that the ticket fee does NOT include food at the various Crucible meeting areas. Also note that the name tags will be required for entry to all the meets and discussions in the hotel and dinner. Dinners are LIMITED so reserve yours EARLY!
Mage Mixer
To be held at Cheng's Cafe (same place as last year) located at 791 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 738-0460. It's at the corner of Woodbridge Ave and Amboy Ave and is less then a mile away from the hotel (Simply turn right onto Woodbridge Ave from Raritan Center Parkway and follow it) The Mixer is to allow further....well....Mixing. A good opportunity to mingle with speakers and attendees alike!
Brunch/Closing
To be held in Hotel Bar/Lounge Space or perhaps in the convention space. A closing mixer to network with others and say your goodbyes.
Lunch
To be held in the Hotel Restaurant. This will be a good opportunity to mingle with the old friends and make new ones.
Dinner
To be catered in the current hotel space. Current pricing to be $5 per person, to be purchased at the registration table. (Yes, there will be meat) Dinners are LIMITED so reserve yours EARLY!
Slot 1A
Alex will be doing a talk on Psions and Psionics, and their culture.

After practicing Psionics for 15+ years, my hope is to promote an understanding. I realize that many people look at Psi as a junk discipline, when in fact it is how many of us started. My goal is to hopefully dispel some myths, answer questions and mainly promote understanding. As I've often said "We are all cut from the same cloth. What we practice is a means to an end."

Slot 1B
Panel Discussion: Magic behind closed doors.

With many magical order's information freely available on the internet, should magic's secrets be public or should it remain shrouded?

Slot 2A
Andrei will be speaking on Theatrical Tools for Ritual Performance (Part 1)

In crafting Ritual Drama, we spend painstaking hours studying god forms, mystical correspondences, arcane languages, and symbolic representations. Our tool set must not stop there, though, for that is only part of the equation in Ritual Drama. The text, performance, environment, and participation of those assembled all come from an art form that is as old as communication itself: Theatre. In this class we will examine the tools of the Theatre world and how they can be employed in conjunction with Ritual to raise energy and complement the intended magickal work.

Slot 2B
Panel Discussion: Ethics? Who needs them?

It's time again for the Crucible Ethics Panel.

Slot 3A
Andrei will be speaking on Theatrical Tools for Ritual Performance (Part 2)

In crafting Ritual Drama, we spend painstaking hours studying god forms, mystical correspondences, arcane languages, and symbolic representations. Our tool set must not stop there, though, for that is only part of the equation in Ritual Drama. The text, performance, environment, and participation of those assembled all come from an art form that is as old as communication itself: Theatre. In this class we will examine the tools of the Theatre world and how they can be employed in conjunction with Ritual to raise energy and complement the intended magickal work.

Slot 3B
Rich will be presenting a lecture on the Runes and other Wyrdness.
Slot 4A
Arthur will be speaking on Omnimancy. (This will likely be a workshop lecture mix.)
Slot 4B
Inominandum presents Ensorcelling: The Arts of Influence and Persuasion

There is no more quintessential power of the sorcerer than the ability to influence the mind of another. "Charmed", "enchanted", "spellbound", "fascinated" and "ensorcelled" are all terms that once indicated occult influence but now have become common expressions in English for people acting out of obsession with, or under the control of, someone or something. In this class Jason will present an approach to the arts of influence and persuasion that seamlessly blends psychology and sorcery. Techniques to be used in the temple and in the field, as well as a short discussion of ethics will be presented.

Slot 5A
Chuckie will be speaking on Radionics and Psionics. This will be a "telepresence" lecture. (Meaning, his lecture will be done via remote live video since he lives in Chicago and wasn't able to make it in person). This will be his first lecture in many years.
Slot 5B
Isaac will be speaking on a lecture entitled "Laws of Magic".
Slot 6A
Shawn presents: The magical system as art and science

By learning from complex systems like the human being, we may consider the pros and cons of complexity in our magical systems. This presentation will be a series of musings on the relationship between magick, art, and science, and how techniques from the latter may be used to refine the former.

Slot 6B
Jow will be doing a lecture on Geomancy.

Panel Discussions


Please Note:  
All Panels are confirmed.
Ethic's Panel
Magic Behind Closed Doors

PRESENTORS


Uncle Chuckie Uncle Chuckie (Charles Cosimano) doing a talk on Radionics and Psionics. Considered by many the "grandfather" of both fields, working with both for over 40 years. His biggest claim to fame is the popularising of Radionics in the late 70s early eighties. Since then his fame and notoriousness has grown, including his unique perspective on rules and himself.

His website can be found here

Isaac Bonewits Isaac Bonewits is a well known author and lecturer in the pagan community, as well as being one of the founders of the ADF. For more information, his webpage is at www.neopagan.net
Shawn Knight Shawn Knight has studied and experimented with magick for over 20 years, creator of the online Magic Code, and webmaster of one of the premier online occult indexes. He does his best to defy categorization, but inclines toward hermetic and chaos magick. He is an ordained gnostic bishop, has taught a university-level course in Egyptology, and also dabbles in physics and linguistics.

Please visit www.sk4p.net for more details.

Andrei Freeman Andrei has been on a magickal path for about 20 years. He has been an initiate in the OTO for over a decade, is a chartered initiator, and a member of its ordained clergy. Also while not paying attention on an overnight work shift he got himself ordained in the ULC. By day he is a software engineer on Microsoft Office for the Mac.
Inominandum Jason Miller (Inominandum) is a professional sorcerer, teacher, and writer. His published works include "Protection and Reversal Magick, a Witch's Defense Guide" and the upcoming release "The Sorcerer's Secrets, Strategies in Practical Magick" as well as numerous articles in "Behutet" magazine and "The Cauldron". He has been involved in various occult activities for over 20 years, whose style of magick incorporated elements of Himalayan Magick with Rootwork, Ceremonial Magick, and Witchcraft.

Please visit his webpage at www.strategicsorcery.blogspot.com.

Rich Rich is the Head Omnimancer at OmniNorth. Before that he was practicing magic related to the Norse traditions and still does. He does rune readings at many Pagan and related events (He's a "Runester"). Presenting a lecture on the Runes and other Wyrdness.

Jow

Jow has been an Omnimancer for over six years and is currently a research level student of Omni North, and has been an Apprentice of the Magical Society of the White Flame, formerly the Angelic College of Damkar for almost a decade.

Alex Alex has been a practioner of psionics for over 15 years. He runs a group out of Philadelphia as well as online. He will be doing a talk on Psions and Psionics and their culture.

Arthur Moyer

Arthur has been practicing for 16 years, the founder of the Omnimancer tradition, and is Head Omnimancer at OmniCore. For more information on Omnimancy please visit www.omnimancy.com


Please Note that Crucible staff reserve the right to change this schedule, speakers and topics without previous notice.  Please check back often for updates.




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