Crucible

Crucible

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

Crucible: The Past

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Crucible 2010 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!
Slot 1A

Alex will be doing a lecture on Psionics: Intelligent constructs

Everyone has worked with energy constructs The question is what do you do with them? This talk will be about how to specifically create constructs for specific purposes. How to integrate programmed energy into ordinary objects and will be a general Q and A with some hands on demonstrations, and uses.

Slot 1B
Panel 1: Pop Magic. Good Thing or Bad Thing?
Slot 2A
Rich is presenting a lecture on "Wyrd Things: A look at Viking Mysticism"
Slot 2B

Panel 2: Magical Screw ups and "OH S$%T!" moments

Slot 3A
Kenaz is doing a lecture called "Vodou Money Magic"

We are living in the material world, and Vodou is a material religion. Vodouisants generally don't go to their gods for peace, tranquility or other intangibles: they ask the lwa for help with bills, job promotions and other real-time, real-world advantages. This workshop discusses our views on money and wealth, and gives some ways in which you can call on the lwa for aid.

Slot 3B

Jow will be doing a lecture entitled:

Alchemy: The Art of Life.

Most people think that Alchemy is all about transmuting lead into gold. Such a useful physical transmutation is in fact thought of by most practicing Alchemists as just a parlor trick. The real path and goal of Alchemy is the manipulation of life through the influence of its three essentials: Consciousness, Energy, and Matter. We will be discussing the three essentials in depth, along with Inner and Outer Alchemical processes designed to give health, and longevity, along with a discussion on the ramifications and theories behind immortality.

Slot 4A

Heather Yoga For Magicians.

Yoga is far more than wrinkled hermits sitting cross-legged on top of mountains or bored white housewives bending themselves into pretzel shapes. Come explore with us the wealth of techniques and philosophy geared towards helping you refine and hone your most powerful magical tool - your mind.

Slot 4B

Cliff is doing "Ancient Stellar Magic"

Magic has existed since before recorded history, but the term itself is borrowed from the heretical Magians of Zoroastrian Persia-- currently believed to have been a cult of time-worshippers. Their magical practices, which became famed throughout the ancient world, frequently attempted to circumvent fate and bestow supernatural abilities by applying early astrology to the fabrication of talismans and rings of power. One rare and ancient grimoire reveals the secrets on how to create fifteen rings of immense power, imbued with the essences of corresponding fixed stars and star clusters, and their associated hierarchies of mighty spirits. This lecture will introduce you to the basics of traditional astrology, and how to use it to make these rings of power for yourself.

Slot 5A

Arthur is doing a lecture entitled "Through the Magical Wormhole"

With all the recent science programs on how there are multiple universes and dimensional directions, I figured it would be time to have the Omnimancy perspective on this. Some of which overlaps common magical thinking and some doesn't but has been found useful within Omnimancy. So the lecture will be a mix of the tip of the iceberg of what we term "dimensional physics" and exploring what is really going behind the scenes with some very common magical practices. So it should be interesting for veterans and novices alike.

Slot 5B

Andrei is doing "What's in a Name?: The Magikal Power of the Public and Private Label".

Our name identifies us. It gives our heritage. It is the tool that children use to make fun of us. Many choose a magickal name. Some do this to reflect their inner soul more accurately, some do it to set up a mask from the pubilc. Some no longer care what the name's value is. But the name is the earliest mechanism humans have used to define different things. In this hour we will look at the history of the name, the power of the title, and the strength a name has in our magickal work.

Slot 6A

Jason is doing a lecture entitled "THE 9 PRINCIPALS OF STRATEGIC SORCERY"

Last Halloween I launched the Strategic Sorcery Training Course, A Year Long Boot Camp In Practical Magic. In these lessons I lay out all the specific methods that I have found to be most effective and useful over the years and eave them into a complete system of magic. What is even more important than the methods though are the principles. While the methods of Strategic Sorcery are many, there are nine core principles that can be employed by just about anyone from any system of magic or Witchcraft. I have students from Pagan, Buddhist, Christian, Hermetic, Shammanic, and other backgrounds who have applied these principals to their work, and were amazed at the marked improvements.

In this class I will go over each of the nine principals and give real life examples of how they are applied. This class will be highly interactive and I will make sure to provide concrete advice that is applicable to whatever path you happen to walk, Whether you have an interest in my other works or not, if you put a few of these principles to work, you will see better results from your magic, and real improvements in your life.

Slot 6B

Simon is doing a lecture entitled "The Magic of Angelic War" and will be a complete introduction to the martial, rhetorical, and spiritual practices of the Malakim Society.


Panel Discussions


Magical Screw ups and "OH S$%T!" moments

Any experienced magician knows that things don't always go the way we planned. Sometimes the unplanned results are truly surprising, both good and bad. I've found that one can learn from other people's mistakes as well as your own. So join us for a panel of embarrassing anecdotes that should be enlightening and fun in the end.

Pop Magic. Good Thing or Bad Thing?

With the mainstreaming of magic into the popular culture with things like Harry Potter, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Whisperer, there has been a flood of new ideas in the magical community. Many of the ideas aren't well researched and proven out, but are accepted by some anyway. Let us explore how this influx has affected the magical community and has it helped magicians to be more accepted or is the price not worth it?

PRESENTORS


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.

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.

Kenaz Filan

Author of The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Vodou Love Magic, Drawing Down the Spirits, Vodou Money Magic and the forthcoming Papaver somniferum: the Most Dangerous Ally. You can check out his Blog at http://kenazfilan.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").

Jow

Jow also known as Joe Scangarella, has been a practicing occultist for well over fifteen years. He has worked with the Omnimancers of New Jersey becoming a research level student in Omni North. He also studied with the Magical Society of the White Flame, formerly the Angelic College of Damkar for much of that time. He is a practicing Pagan, Hermeticist, and member in good standing of the International Alchemy Guild.

Alex Alex has been a practioner of psionics for over 18 years. He has worked with the Omnimancers for about 4 years though not exclusively. He has taught a form of Psionics for about 14 years. He runs a group out of Philadelphia as well as online.
Simon Zealot

Simon Zealot is the author of three books on the occult: The Shadow Society Guidebook, The Malakimae Manual, and The Hermetic Grimiore of the Neo-Templar Order. He is also a special investigator, a martial arts instructor, an astrologer, a hypnotist, a fire performer, an escape artist, a world class mentalist, and, of course, one of the once conquered, but now returning, Djinn.

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.

Arthur Moyer

Arthur has been practicing for 18 years, the founder of the Omnimancer tradition, and is Head Omnimancer at OmniCore. For more information on Omnimancy please visit www.omnimancy.com


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