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

Crucible

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

Crucible 2017 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
8:15
8:30
Mage Mixer
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
Deborah Castellano will be presenting:

Glamour & Kosmesis

Learn all about kosmesis, the sacred ancient art of dress and adornment. Enjoy a lively discussion followed by a kosmesis ritual. After the ritual, Deb will read from her book, Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn) and the book will be available for purchase. All genders warmly welcomed!

Slot 1B
Panel 1 :

Melding Magic with Your Professional Life

Slot 2A
Ernest McCloskey will be presenting:

Art of Zon: Physical Magic - What energy looks like in the real world and what it takes to bring it forth

Slot 2B
Panel 2 :

Practical Magic: Melding the Arcane with the Mundane

Slot 3A
Hector Salva will be presenting:

Sanse path to power

Sanse is a branch of the Vodou traditions of the Caribbean. This spirituality is a path of the development of personal and spiritual power to manifest and create change. Magic, spells, and energy work compromise a part of the path.

Not much of the tradition is known to outsiders, as this is a Mystery Tradition and path.

    Discover
  • The three levels of Power
  • How Sancistas become conduits and conductors of Power
  • How Possession by the Spirits is a form of Power
  • How Connection to your Spiritual Frame Changes everything in your magic
Slot 3B
Rick Reid will be presenting:

Paschal Beverly Randolph

Paschal Beverly Randolph was an African American Occultist from the era of the civil war. He created his own magical system and is perhaps the first person to introduce the concepts of sex magic to North America.

Slot 4A
Earl Keim III will be presenting:

The Magickal Worlds of Michael Bertiaux

Slot 4B
Shawn Knight will be presenting:

Ancient Egypt for the Magician: From the Great Pyramid to the Greek Papyri

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated us for millenia and their influence is seen in both the practices and the pop culture of the occult landscape. Shawn will give a brief outline of Egyptian history to provide a backdrop, before moving on to myth, mummification, and most importantly magick. We will discuss stories of magick from Egyptian literature, the inseparability of magick and religion in Egypt, and Egyptian magical techniques from earliest history through the Greek Magical Papyri.

Slot 5A
Arthur D. Moyer will be presenting:

Omnimancy: Nature of Magical Energy

This will be a more basic lecture and defining some of the properties of magical energy and an introduction to the cornerstone of Omnimancy: Tech

Slot 5B
Richard Kaczynski will be presenting:

The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion: The Scientific Method and How To Apply It to Magical Practice

A common assertion in ritual magick is that magicians apply the scientific method to spiritual practice, following rigorous rules in their rituals and keeping detailed records of their activities. However, few teachers actually discuss the scientific method. This talk will describe how to apply research methodology to magick, and how to become a critical evaluator of your own magical work. How do you prove causality? What are possible alternative explanations? How to improve your approach? What does Occamís razor have to do with this? Dr. K has taught graduate level courses in research design and statistics since 1988.

Slot 6A
Phil Farber will be presenting:

The Magick of Perception

While our historical magick offers us a plethora of techniques, some more effective than others, the literature rarely discusses the process by which magical results manifest. Recent advances in the understanding of the human brain and nervous system may hold clues. Phil will offer some exciting discussion and speculation on cognitive science and the nature of intentional magick -- and a few exercises to demonstrate the ideas. Understanding exactly how and when the shifts in our consciousness and reality take place can help us to create magical rituals that are more consistent and effective. If you practice anything that you consider to be magick, youíll find a technique in this workshop that can take your efforts to a new level!

Slot 6B
Lainie Petersen will be presenting:

Basic Candle Magic and Operating a Candle Ministry

Candles play an important role in many magical and religious traditions. In this presentation, Iíll be covering the basics of candle safety, candle types, correspondences, and methods. Then Iíll switch gears and talk about my candle ministry, which has set hundreds of lights this year for people all over the world. If you think youíd like to start your own candle ministry, Iíll offer some ideas, guidance, and advice for doing so safely, inexpensively, and without losing your mind.


Panel Discussions


Melding Magic with Your Professional Life

Practical Magic: Melding the Arcane with the Mundane

PRESENTERS


Richard Kaczynski

Dr. Richard Kaczynski is the author of Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; 2010) deemed by many to be the definitive biography of the Beast. His Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012) is considered a landmark in the history of Western esotericism. He has also recently contributed to the anthologies Tarot in Culture (2014), Mathematics in Popular Culture (2012), and Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism (2012). He is also the author of the The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley (2009), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2006), and Perdurabo Outtakes (2005), and a contributor to several books (A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Golden Dawn Sourcebook, Rebels and Devils) and the magazines (High Times, The Magical Link, Neshamah, Cheth, Mezlim, Eidolon, Different Worlds). He co-edited with Hymenaeus Beta The Revival of Magick and Other Essays (1998), and performs editorial/typesetting duties for the NOTOCON proceedings books and Neshamah (journal of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild). He appeared in the television documentaries Secrets of the Occult (2006) and Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666 (2007). Richard has written and lectured internationally on these and related topics since 1990. By day, Richard is a social psychologist, biostatistician and research scientist whose 1993 doctoral dissertation examined metaphysical beliefs and experiences among occult practitioners.

Phil Farber

Philip H. Farber is the author of Brain Magick (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2011), Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem: Achieving New States of Consciousness Through NLP, Neuroscience and Ritual (Weiser Books, 2008) and Futureritual: Magick for the 21st Century (Eschaton Productions, 1995), a manual of neurological exploration. His articles on magick and popular culture have appeared in Green Egg Magazine, The Journal of Hypnotism, Hypnosis Today, Mondo 2000, High Times, Paradigm Shift, Reality Sandwich and other unique publications and web sites. He has produced several DVD packages on magical topics and teaches workshops throughout the United States, England and Europe. Phil is an instructor for Maybe Logic Academy (www.maybelogic.org), a Certified Hypnotist and a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming, with a private practice in New York's Hudson Valley. Visit Phil at http://www.meta-magick.com.

Earl Keim III Earl has been practicing magic for over 20 years. He has been in many orders which include but are not limited to: the SOTO, the A.:.A.:., The Order of Thelemites, and the Freemasons. He enjoys spending his free time taking care of his German Shephards.
Hector Salva

Papa Hector is an initiated Vodou Priest, a Caballo de Misterios and Priest of Sanse and las 21 Divisiones. Initiated in 1989, Papa Hector has traveled the world helping people using magick, Spirituality and Vodou.

Rick Reid

Rick Reid has been a member of H.O.O.R. (Holy Order of RaHoorKhuit) since 1994. Prior to that, Rick self-studied and practiced Taoism for five years. Rick Reid is currently the presiding lodge master for Children of Zain Lodge in NYC.

Lainie Petersen

Lainie Petersen is an independent bishop and practitioner living in Chicago. She is the former co-host of Talk Gnosis and Magick Radio Chicago, and currently a co-founder of Hard Lens Media. An accomplished diviner, her primary influences and interests include Gurdjieff/Fourth Way, runes, Gnosticism, and candle magic.

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.

Ernest McCloskey

Ernest S. McCloskey has been practicing Energy Working for 20+ years. His field of study is closely related to Psionics, Psychic Vampirism, Reiki, and even Omnimancy. The knowledge he is passing on is gleamed from direct experience and experimentation and not from books. His past lectures have been on theory, fundamentals and requirements to work energy into your environment.

If you wish to contact him further, you can find him at www.curio93.com

Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and your favorite local book store. She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as the Llewellyn almanacs, Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at www.charmedfinishingschool.com. Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in hand blended ritual oils and fiber art.

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.

Arthur D. Moyer

Arthur has been practicing for 25 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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