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

Crucible

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

Crucible 2012 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 and/or with your ticket online. (Yes, there will be meat) Dinners are LIMITED so reserve yours EARLY!
Slot 1A
Taylor Ellwood will be doing a Lecture entitled "Space/Time Magic 101".

In this introduction to Space/Time magic, I'm going to discuss space and time as separate elements and explore why they are relevant to our magical practice, as well as how we can incorporate into our magical work in meaningful ways that produce practical results. I'll present several techniques that people can use for their own space/time magic workings, and also point the way to a number of spirit allies that can be drawn for xploring this topic in more depth.

Slot 1B
Panel 1: Magical Mistakes and Wondrous Mishaps: When Magic Goes Wrong
Slot 2A

Ernest will be doing the part 2 to his lecture last year focusing on the foundation of energy smithing as he knows them and the theoretics of how humans can use it.

Slot 2B
Panel 2: Balancing and Polarity in Modern Magic
Slot 3A

George will be doing a lecture entitled "Magic and Anthropology"

The presentation will focus on concepts of liminality and anti-structure, which were derived from analysis of ritual. Rituals are used to control and channel magical power, but magical practices have side effects, and liminality and anti-structure give insights into them. This lecture will be rather academic, theoretical, and abstract, but a number of examples will be described.

Slot 3B

Mikki will presenting on the "Emotional Freedom Technique"

Emotional Freedom Technique is rapidly gaining in popularity as a method to help people get unstuck from behavioral patterns, addictions, bad memories, and PTSD. Using acupressure points and affirmations, most patients experience instant relief when nothing else has worked, and many find it a useful addition to other therapies. EFT can be effective in uncovering and undoing any blockages a magician might be holding subconsciously which get in the way of reaching their full potential.

Slot 4A

Inominandum presents:

FINANCIAL SORCERY:

THE LIGHTNING GLYPHS

In his new book "Financial Sorcery", Jason Miller released a series of Lightning Glyph symbols that were sent by the god Jupiter to assist people in their fiscal magic. In this class Jason will go over each of the Glyphs in detail and use them to illustrate important points of Financial Sorcery. Many techniques and strategies too extreme for the book will be covered.

This class will end with a short group ritual aimed at securing the blessings of Jupiter for all who attend.

Slot 4B

Norma is doing a lecture entitled "Spiritualism and Victorian Magic"

What do old-fashioned Spiritualists have to do with many of today's Magical practices? Plenty. Come explore an important root of contemporary ceremonial magic -- and also learn some odd and interesting popular Victorian-age charms and spells.

Slot 5A

Arthur is doing a lecture entitled: "Omnimancy: The Practical Stuff"

For years, the Omnimancy lecture is either a mostly theory lecture with little directly implementable or a hands on very basic workshop. This year, it's all about the practical goodies. Starting with basic practical spells and techniques to more advanced spells and the concepts behind them.

Slot 5B

Rufus is presenting a lecture entitled: "Angels, Demons, and Magicians (Oh my!): Hermetic Hijinks on the Emerald Road."

We travel the spheres, taking our ideas up to the heavens, and bringing them back down empowered to manifest here below. Hermetic conjure magic works with spirits across the spectrum of manifestation. In this presentation, RO discusses simple and direct methods of conjuration and strategies for working with specific classes of entities. Discussions will include anecdotes and experiences with Angels, Demons, and Magicians of different paths. Time permitting, we'll conjure up a spirit or two as well.

Slot 6A

Shawn is presenting on "Magick, Language, and Numbers"

One of the first thing a good magician learns is that words and numbers have power, particularly when written. In this presentation, I will explore the interconnection of magick, language, and numbers, beginning with a look at the importance given to the written word and to numbers in various belief systems. Then I consider the use of numbers and letters in the Western Mystery Tradition, particularly the Golden Dawn and Thelemic systems. I will present several "new aeon" approaches to Qabalah for the English language, and some crazy mathematical approaches to language itself. As a bonus, I'll explain why the end of 2012 is nothing to worry about.

Slot 6B

Andrieh says:

"Put that book down and Do"

In our current world, it is difficult to get agreement or consistent information on any one metaphysical topic. With the advent of the Internet, we are often left with a confusing mish mash of symbols even with the same entity. In fact, many pagans spend so much time worshiping deity that they donít even appreciating the nature that the godforms stem from. Many of our godforms stem from cultural interfaces that are not relevant currently, that force worldviews incompatible with the modern world. More than that fact, many godforms, demons and angels have been memetically tampered for political reasons through history. Are we even getting a good picture of what we are working with? This workshop and lecture will work on creating personal relationships with Genus Loci and spiritual forces using syncretic techniques outside of any one dogma with the end goal of forming new interfaces that work in the modern world, even for ancient forces. Included will be methods of contact, forming relationships, testing in the real world, and safety techniques


Panel Discussions


Magical Mistakes and Wondrous Mishaps: When Magic Goes Wrong

Times that you didn't get the results you expected. This panel discusses the hilarious and the painful. The magical blowups, boomerang effects, and other magical problems as well as the magical accidents that led to wondrous discoveries. All sorts of bloopers happen when you move from book to practice.

Balancing and Polarity in Modern Magic

Masculine/Feminine, Positive/Negative, Light/Dark, Material/Spiritual, Yin/Yang, Angel/Demon....What does it all mean? How do magicians work different polarities of energy and symbols to achieve results? What does balance mean to magicians in a crazy world of opposites? This panel discusses what balance means to personal practice and in out personal spheres and what balance means in relation to Will.

PRESENTORS


Inominandum

Jason Miller has devoted the last 23 years of his life to traveling the globe and studying practical magic in it's many forms. He is the author of Protection and Reversal Magick, a Witch's Defense Manual and The Sorcerers Secrets, Strategies in Practical Magic. He also runs the Strategic Sorcery Training Course and Strategic Sorcery Blog. He lives with his wife and children in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, where we practices and teaches magick.

Visit the Blog and Forums at www.inominandum.com

Andrieh Vitimus

Andrieh Vitimus is author of the modern magical classic Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current, and several anthologies. Vitimus is holds the highest initiatory rank in Haitian Vodou, that of Hougan Asogwe,, is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, and NLP practitioner and a licensed hypnotherapist. Currently, Andrieh Vitimus is faculty at Peter Carroll's Arconorium College. Andrieh is the host of the international successful radio show, Deeper down the Rabbit Show (ddtrh.com) and has taught at conventions across the Midwest including Starwood, Sirius Rising, Babylon Rising, Convocation, Real Witches Ball, various Pagan Prides and more. He can be reached via his website at andriehvitimus.com.

Rufus Opus

Rufus Opus is a professional Hermetic magician and teacher of the esoteric arts. He has authored several eBooks on the practical application of Hermetic Principles, and teaches the Red Work series of courses, an in-depth study of the process of the alchemical Great Work. With over 20 years of training and practice, RO is a firm believer that magical study should result in tangible, practical manifestations of a better life, not only for the magician, but for everyone they come into contact with. For more information, see his blog at http://headforred.blogspot.com.

"Ascending to the heavens and becoming a Power when you die is great and all, but what about the mean time? Seems to me we ought to be living a bit more like empowered priest-kings than we do."

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.

Taylor Ellwood

Taylor Ellwood is the Managing Non-Fiction editor for Immanion Press, which specializes in cutting edge occult books, as well as the author of Magical Identity, Space/Time Magic, Multi-Media Magic, and a number of other occult books. For information on his latest magical experiments and projects please visit http://www.magicalexperiments.com

George Hansen

George P. Hansen was professionally employed in parapsychology laboratories for eight years--three at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC and five at Psychophysical Research Laboratories in Princeton, NJ. His papers in scientific journals cover psychokinesis experiments, mathematical statistics, ghost research, fraud and deception, the skeptics movement, conjurors in parapsychology, and exposés of hoaxes. He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Order of Merlin.

His website is http://www.tricksterbook.com.

Norma Hoffman

Norma has been Senior Druid of Grove of the Other Gods, ADF Druids for over a decade and a member of the local Pagan community for a lot longer than that. She's taken courses in Seance and Spiritualist history in Lily Dale, NY, and is interested in pretty much all things Victorian.

Mikki

Mikki is a psychospiritual argonaut with experiences in cellular healing, pathworking, Khemetic tantra, Jungian psychology, and many esoteric disciplines.

Ernest McCloskey

Ernest has been practicing energy smithing for the past 18 years. Everything he has learned over the years has been done with exploration and experimentation.

Arthur Moyer

Arthur has been practicing for 20 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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