Crucible: A gathering of mages, occultists, mystics and witches
Crucible

Crucible

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

Crucible: The Past

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Crucible 2009 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 First Wok Chinese Restaurant located at 295 Princeton Hightstown Rd #1, Princeton Jct, 08550 (609)716-8323. 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! NOTE: The dinners are almost sold out so very few will be available for walk-ins! First come first served!
Slot 1A
Alex will be doing a talk on Psionics.

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 1: When will then be now? ... Soon. How does time and 3 dimensional living shape a magical view of the world?

Magic after a while isn't something you just do, it becomes a part of you and your view on the world around you. This panel is to discuss how their magical path alters their view of the world and the events in it.

Slot 2A
Jeff will be presenting on a lecture entitled: "Discordian Magic"

Fish, 42 and popes...How do these things go together for ultimate magical power...

Slot 2B
Panel 2: Theurgy vs Thaumaturgy
Slot 3A

Caryn Connolly will be holding a workshop on how to communicate with fairies, tree spirits, and other elementals, using intuition and oracle cards, beginning with a general overview of the topic, setting up the altar, calling in the elementals, etc. The complexity of the workshop depends on time available and questions from the audience.

Slot 3B
Cliff will be presenting on:

"The History and Practice of Black Magic"

This will be a lecture on destructive and coercive magic and darkside spirituality, covering techniques from many traditions, best practices, philosophy, ethics, history, and interpretation. We will pose thought-provoking questions on how all of this fits into a balanced and strong magical life.

Slot 4A
Heather will be doing a lecture entitled "The Art of Magick"

The theory of art - that of color, shape, line, perspective, and composition - affects us at deep psychological levels and thus can be powerful magical tools. These apply and can be used even if you believe you can't draw! Learn more in this presentation, complete with demonstrations and discussion.

Slot 4B
As a last minute change, Jason will be doing a lecture entitled:

Financial Sorcery!

Tired of books on magic and pointing out that wealth is measured in friends and health rather than finances? How about the old line that spiritual people would be beyond money or that money is the root of all evil? Don't Listen! Lack of money is the root of far more problems than money itself, and unless you live in a monastery you are going to have to master Mammon before he masters you!

In this class, Jason Miller will share the secrets of financial sorcery that actually works. Learn how to break out of short term money drawing efforts, and develop a long term strategy for attaining financial freedom through magic. Never mind the positive-think fairy fluff of The Secret and other wish games, learn how to really take control of your money and make Mammon your bitch!

Slot 5A
Arthur will be presenting on:

Omnimancy: Astral Biology

The spirit is normally simply referred to in many texts, and rarely gone into much detail other than certain abstractions about what is actually making it up or how it works and why. Within Omnimancy, many years of study and experimentation have not only yielded a practical mapping of how things work, but how to use that to one's advantage. While certainly not everything can be covered as complex as a spirit really is, the lecture aims to give an anatomy of a human spirit, as well as some practical spells based on this knowledge for both healing and enhancements.

Slot 5B
Andrei will be presenting on a lecture entitled: "Calling Magickal Bulls&#t"

Magick, Faith, and Group Dynamics are all one part belief, one part ego, one part mystery, and one part make it up as you go. When ego crosses 'making it up' Magick has the penchant for becoming an alpha battle for who's bulls&#t is more convincing. Finding the (often femtowidthly fine) line between mystery and muck can be a nearly impossible task. Knowing how to recognise when the aspirant is being lead astray becomes a mighty task, only second to knowing how to call the perpetrator in the act.

"Calling Magickal Bulls&#t" aims to help recognise M.B.'s origins, signs, dangers, and safe escapes.

Note: Isaac Bonewits originally had this slot but had to cancel last minute because of a medical condition.

Slot 6A
Shawn will be doing a lecture entitled:

"The Magical Universe for Fun and Prophet"

Years of on-again, off-again relationships with magical communities, magical theories, and magical practices have given me an unorthodox perspective on the magical universe and its inhabitants. In this talk I will present very little how-to and a lot more of my personal observations, anecdotes, and ideas about just what magick is, what it represents, and why we do it in the first place.

Slot 6B
Persephone will be presenting on Seduction Magick

All seduction is magick, but in this class you will learn how to effectively use both magickal and mundane techniques to properly, elegantly seduce... with minimal side effects. Effectively conducting energy to attract attention, using magickal links (material, human and psychic) to open a connection, and sealing that connection for a successful relationship is easy... if you know a few tricks.

This class is not just about sexual seduction. The techniques taught can help you get a job, win a political campaign, or get your first novel published.


Panel Discussions


Theurgy vs Thaumaturgy
When will then be now? ... Soon. How does time and 3 dimensional living shape a magical view of the world?

PRESENTORS


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 is a professional geek, ordained gnostic bishop, holder of a degree in physical science, and somehow manages to find time to talk about hermetic and chaos magic to unsuspecting victims. Recent projects include a program of magical instruction for his friends and trying to discover the magical and social benefits of being a mad scientist. You can visit his website at www.sk4p.net.
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.

Heather Freeman

Heather Keith Freeman has been a magickal practitioner for over a decade. She is a chartered initiator in the OTO and an ordained Priestess in its affiliated church, and an artist by trade.

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.

Persephone

Persephone has been practicing magick for 34 years, which is exactly how long she's been alive. Five years ago she began the formal study of magick, and has been a student of Inominandum. She has also taken initiation into the Ordo Templi Orientis. She specializes in seduction and organizational magick -- anything that has to do with influencing people. These days she is studying to become a yoga teacher and exploring multiple avenues of embodied spirituality, including martial arts. She aspires to become one of those girls in miniskirts kicking people.

Cliff H. Low

Clifford is a practitioner of black magic and dark paganism, the latter term which he coined in 1993. Dark paganism has no religious- based bans on curses or harm. He has since been practicing magic of many traditions for over twenty-five years, including Kabbalah, Wicca, Chaos Magic, Golden Dawn, Santeria, Black Sun, Renaissance Astrological Magic, Greco-Roman Magic, Grimoiric Magic, Necromancy, Hoodoo and several more. If you see someone dressed in black, cracking wise as he swigs absinthe from a human skull; thatís probably him. A former club promoter, DJ, graphic artist, humorist, and photographer, he is also the founder of Necronomi.com, one of the first websites dedicated to magic, the notorious "Badguys" forum, and several other notable websites.

Alex Alex has been a practioner of psionics for over 15 years. He runs a group out of Philadelphia as well as online.

Jeff Mach Jeff is man behind www.wickedfaire.com. An Omnimancer since 2001, and discovered the Principa Discordia Ancient BBS a longtime before that and has been practicing Reverser magic since then. He has been a discordian for over 20 years.
Caryn Connolly

Background: Caryn is an Angel Therapy Practitioner(r) certified by Doreen Virtue, PhD, a Usui reiki master, a Karuna reiki (r) master, medium, crystal healer and oracle card reader who uses pendulums and communicates with elementals.

Please visit her website at www.dolphincherub.org

Arthur Moyer

Arthur has been practicing for 17 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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