February 07, 2004

I'm going to PantheaCon this

Posted at February 7, 2004 10:32 PM in .
I'm going to PantheaCon this coming weekend from Friday the 13th through Monday the 16th. This is a longstanding (more than a decade) pagan convention. I attended in 2002 and had a great experience. My mother is going to be presenting her presentation on the Egyptian goddess, Nuit, that she did at NotoCon (the Ordo Templi Orientis convention) this year that she also came to Seattle to present to the Seattle Pagan Scholars. Since I've seen it twice already, I'm not required to attend.

02/13 - Fri 2:00 pm Got Woo? - Opening Ritual Oak
Come welcome everybody back to PantheaCon!
02/13 - Fri 3:30 pm Chaos Magic within the Hypnosis Paradigm Carmel
An exploration in Trance and Magic. The lecture provides a description and definition of Chaos Magic and teaches basic Sigil creation. Includes evocation and invocation, how to do it easily with hypnosis, using trance to change the outside world and extending the limits of magic and hypnosis.
02/13 - Fri 7:00 pm Aspects of Wiccan History. San Jose
The reality of the events that everyone thinks they know. A smorgasbord of events about which there is more folklore than fact. Documentary evidence of Wicca before Gerald B. Gardner's appearance on the scene.
Presented by The New Wiccan Church, Intl.: Presented by the Elders of the New Wiccan Church, the oldest surviving Wiccan organization founded in 1971. POB 162046, Sacramento, CA,95816
02/13 - Fri 7:00 pm Honoring the Ennead -- homage to the nine Great Gods of Egypt San Simeon/San Martin
This ritual is an adaptation of the Fellowship of the Spiral Path's "Liturgy of the Lady." We will call on the nine Great Ones and offer praise and worship in a formal setting. There is a place in the ritual for the charging of tools or jewelry with Their energy. Bring your broad collar, your uraeus, your flail and crook, your sistrum and have them imbued with the power of the Ennead.
02/13 - Fri 9:00 pm Atalanta Fugiens: an Alchemical Journey in Light & Sound Carmel
Visit the world of Renaissance Alchemy with its recondite emblems, mysterious music and transformational text and experience this master work created in 1616 by Michael Mier. For possibly the first time ever it will be presented as an audiovisual performance. After allowing suitable time for the audience to make personal preparations, each of the 50 images of the series will be projected accompanied by its own three-part a cappella fugue in Latin, titling epigram and spoken translation of the fugue. What is the First Matter? What is Transformed? What is the philosopher's Stone? Are you willing to risk Change to Learn?
Presented by Sam Webster, Barbara Cormack & Dennis Scarbrough: Sam Webster, m. div., mage, is the Chief Adept of the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn (www.OSOGD.org), and an initiate of Masonic, Wiccan, Buddhist and Hindu lines. He directs Academy Arkadia, a school of the Pagan Magickal arts, sponsors the www.TwilightGathering.org festival and serves the Pagan community principally as a priest of Hermes. Sam@TwilightGathing.org Barbara Cormack has been a pagan and witch for many years. She currently serves as Cancellarius of the OSOGD. Dennis Scarbrough has been actively involved in the pagan community for several years and is the Praemonstrator of the OSOGD.
02/13 - Fri 11:00 pm devotional for PombaGira, the sacred Harlot Oak
We will sign, trance, and dance for the Sacred Harlot. Please wear red and black sexy clothes if possible. Trance entirely option, but no onlookers or minors please.
Presented by Mama Renee and the American Magic Umbanda House: Mama Renee has been a daughter of Iemanja since 1970, and a public teacher in our communty since 1980. The American Magic Umbanda House formed in 1990, and holds private and public events monthly.
02/14 - Sat 9:00 am Ancient Greek Religion San Juan
This lecture will cover the religious traditions of the Ancient Greeks, changes in theory from several decades ago until the 90's and some ideas for how all this can be used by Neopagans.
Presented by Greenhill: Greenhill has a BA in Classics from Reed College, 1996. He is also a writer in San Pablo, CA, where he writes both fiction and non-fiction.
02/14 - Sat 9:00 am Opening Inner Doorways Oak
Practical and experiential work in the fundamentals of ritual magick. Come prepared to work/play.
Presented by Kenn Deigh: Kenn Deigh is a nationally recognized lecturer with over 15 years' experience delving into the mysteries of the human spirit. He is founder of the Sheya system and a respected healer in the midwest.
02/14 - Sat 9:00 am The Ritual of the Mark of the Beast San Simeon
This group performance of Aleister Crowley's ritual; Liber V vel Reguli, is a dynamic and inspiring incantation designed to invoke the Energies of the Aeon of Horus.
02/14 - Sat 11:00 am Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (The Netjeru of Kemet) Fir
More than 3,000 divinities make up Netjer, the divine Being and/or Beings of ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) religion. Join priests, devotees and members of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith for a question and answer session about these gods and goddesses, from Aset (Isis) to Wesir (Osiris) and all the gods in between, about Their attributes, offerings, manifestations and other fascinating facts. This is an interactive panel facilitated by a senior member of our priesthood and all are welcome. particpants: Note: at this time we are still finalizing attendees.
Presented by Priesthood and Members of Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer: Rev. Donna Schaefer (Kai-Imakhu Inibmutes) is a Kemetic Orthodox priest dedicated to the service of the goddess Aset (Isis). She serves the Kemetic Orthodox Faith as first scribe and personal assistant to its spiritual leader, H.H. Hekatawy I, and is also the director of its beginners' education programs. See www.kemet.org for more information. particpants: Note: at this time we are still finalizing attendees.
02/14 - Sat 11:00 am The Divination Panel: Oracular Mystery Tour Santa Clara
Join a galaxy of divinatory stars with a variety of techniques and systems at their command as we explore the Oracular Universe and how to coerce it to disgorge its mysteries and wonders
Presented by Thalassa and a cavalcade of PantheaCon presenters: Producer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium, founder of Daughters of Divination (DOD), and publisher of The Belfry. She has been involved with Tarot and the Arcane Arts for more than 35years, and teaches in the SF Bay Area. She is currently working on several writing projects particpants: I need to know who is presenting on divinatory topics so that I can ask them whether or not they would like to particpate
02/14 - Sat 1:30 pm Paganism & Islam: The Legacy of Harran Pine
This presentation will examine the basis for positive Pagan/Muslim relationships in ancient history, the Qur'an, the Muslim encounter with India, and contemporary interfaith experience. Special focus will be placed on the role and legacy of the "lost" city of Harran and the endangered nature of this site that is so important to the history of Paganism & Islam.
Presented by Don Frew: Don Frew is an Elder in both the NROOGD and Gardnerian Craft traditions, and is HP of Coven Trismegiston in Berkeley CA. He has represented CoG and the Craft in interfaith work for almost two decades and is currently one of CoG's two National Interfaith Representatives. He serves in the "Parliament Assembly" of the Parliament of the World's Religions) and on the Global Council of the United Religions Initiative. Frew's travels in search of Craft origins have taken him to Muslim communities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is the founder & Director of the Lost and Endangered Religions Project, which will be hosting an academic conference on the city of Harran at UC Berkeley this Spring.
02/14 - Sat 1:30 pm Gnostic Mass Cedar
 
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02/14 - Sat 3:30 pm Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot Cedar
Crowley expert and Certified Tarot Grandmaster, Lon Milo DuQuette, offers a revealing, authoritative, and entertaining look at the world's most beautiful and magical object d'art -- the Crowley-Harris Thoth Tarot.
Presented by Lon Milo DuQuette: Lon Milo DuQuette, Costa Mesa, California - (orobas@95net.com), (www.lonmilo.com), a simple country metaphysician and author of a dozen works on magick and the occult. particpants: None
02/14 - Sat 3:30 pm Pagans in Interfaith: Attending the Parliament of the World's Religions San Juan
The 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions is in Barcelona Spain, July 7-13. Don and Rowan will discuss how Pagans can interact with the international interfaith movement and about the interfaith history of Covenant of the Goddess and other Pagan and Wiccan groups.
Presented by Don Frew & Rowan Fairgrove: Don Frew, in addition to being a National Interfaith Representative of Covenant of the Goddess, is on the United Religions Initiative Global Council and a member of the Parliament Assembly. Rowan Fairgrove is a National Interfaith Representative of COG and 2003-04 co-First Officer of COG.
02/14 - Sat 7:00 pm Remembering the Soul San Jose
Our souls are scattered in fragments by the winds of life. The ancient Egyptians taught us their names. Who knows in what breast they lodge? In deep and studied silence we seek each part of what makes us whole. What oracle breaks the silence to >reveal the hidden truth of our soul-fragments? If you desire to be >whole, to recollect your sundered parts and take up the power of your birthright, join us for this ritual in the tradition of the Crescent Hellions.
Presented by Crescent & Co. (formerly the Crescent Hellions): Tara & Sam Webster, coordinators of Crescent & Co., lead rituals and teach magick in the SF Bay area. Tara's blog is at www.MoonMagick.com. They host a festival www.TwilightGathering.org. Sam leads the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn (www.OSODG.org). This year they are joined by Sharon Knight and Winter, of Pandemonaeon and Crescent Hellions fame, and Mark Shekoyan, Ph.D., of the OSOGD.
02/14 - Sat 9:00 pm Of Old was the Age Cedar
Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Finnish, and medieval French epic tales, sung in the original languages and narrated in English. Accompanied by ancient European instruments.
Presented by Tim Rayborn: Multi-instrumentalist Tim Rayborn is very active in the fields of early and world music.
02/15 - Sun 9:00 am Visions of the Goddess Monterey
Since prehistoric times the Goddess has revealed herself in both terrible and gentle forms, and these live on today in India's Tantric tradition. We will focus on those forms with ancient ties to the earth and the powers of nature.
Presented by Devadatta Kali: Devadatta Kali is a frequent PantheaCon presenter, lecturer on the Hindu Goddess, and author of the recently published book IN PRAISE OF THE GODDESS: THE DEVIMAHATMYA AND ITS MEANING.
02/15 - Sun 11:00 am Greek Religion and Philosophy in the Book of Revelation Chardonnay
Few notice today, but Greek culture pervades the Christian book, Revelation. Plato's judgment day scene, Delphi-like statements that invite self-deluded misreading, riddles, Zeus, Pandora, Greek drama's literary structure... Doomsday? NOT!! particpants: no others
Presented by Dave Brubaker: Dave Brubaker (MA in Consciousness Studies, technical writer, metaphysical student, dabbler in damiana aphrodisiacs) grew up Christian, studied Revelation 30+ years, and as a pagan finally made sense of it. particpants: no others
02/15 - Sun 11:00 am In the Custom of Every Day: The Ritual of The Senut (Daily Shrine) Boardroom
In ancient times, daily rituals were performed before the icons of the gods and goddesses deep in the halls of Egyptian temples, and other ceremonies were conducted by people in everyday life. How have these traditions continued into modern Egyptian-derived religions? Learn the history of Egypt's shrine rituals from hieroglyphs to pixels: how ancient rituals were translated, reclaimed and reconstructed for the use of modern priesthood and devotees of Kemetic Orthodoxy, were disseminated to a larger audience via the Internet through the 1990s, and how you can tap into the power of this ancient yet modern ritual to connect with the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt today. particpants: Note: we're still finalizing attendees at this date.
Presented by H.H. Tamara L. Siuda and the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer: H.H. Tamara L. Siuda, spiritual leader of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith, holds a master's degree in Egyptology from The University of Chicago. She has authored books and articles on Egyptology and ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) religion. See www.kemet.org for more information.
02/15 - Sun 12:30 pm Emperor Norton's Sword Dancing Quietbar foyer
Ritual Longsword dancing from Europe. Each dance weaves patterns that may be old or new, but speak to all that see them. Come see the dance.
Presented by Emperor Norton's Fire Brigade & Hose Company #2 (Longsword Team: Teri Davis Bob Orser Bill Meakin Kevin Heppell Meg Bertini Mary Perner Glenn Turner Betty Marvin Antone Cepernich Ric Goldman Avis Minger Elizabeth Cepernich Sheila Fitzgerald
02/15 - Sun 1:30 pm Pax Harmonia Cosmoi Oak
There is a lot more to the Golden Dawn than the Lodge rituals. Given the challenges of this day, the Open Source Order invites all who so will to participate in a ritual of invoking Peace using GD tech in which all can participate. Let us conjure the powers of the Cosmos to help bring our World and Nation back into Harmony. Let us together unleash a spell to bring the Truth to light, Justice to the oppressed and Liberty to all.
Presented by Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn: The OSOGD was established by Sam Webster and his colleagues after a successful workshop on Ceremonial Magic at Pantheacon 2001 brought them together. We are a magical teaching order working the Golden Dawn esoteric system using revised and updated versions of publically available resources. Our goals are to redact and upgrade the outmoded elements of the old traditions for the new Aeon, and, in the sense of making it more prevalent, to Normalize Adeptship. The Order has established working Lodges in the Bay Area and in Seattle. www.OSOGD.org cancellarius@osogd.org
02/15 - Sun 3:30 pm Introduction to Haitian Orthodox Vodou San Carlos
We will be discussing Haitian Orthodox Vodou and how it is practiced in both Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora. We will talk about Haiti's history along with the some main components of the Vodou religion including wanga (magic), ethics, the Rada lwa, the Petro lwa, and the Ghede lwa; and how they are all served. We will also explore some more controversial topics such as spirit possession and animal sacrifice and their roles in Orthodox Vodou. Come and join us for a close yet introductory look at the practices of Haitian Orthdox Vodou! particpants: Tim Landry (Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen) and Carole-Anne Pujazon (Mambo Yanvalou tout Miste, Daginen)
Presented by Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen: Bon Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen is a Houngan asogwe and member of the Roots Without End Society in Jacmel Haiti. Currently living in Houston Texas Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen is working on his graduate degree in sociocultural anthropology with a focus on religion and symbolism. While he is not at school he and Bon Mambo Yanvalou tout Miste, a Mambo sur pwen Erzuile Freda; hold regular services to the lwa. Both Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen and Mambo Yanvalou tout Miste are also third degree members of the Wiccan priesthood and run a Black Forest Clan coven called The Coven of the Golden Dolphin in Houston Texas. For more information or Vodou related services you can contact Houngan Konn Pile Pase, Daginen at dylannath@sbcglobal.net or Mambo Yanvalou tout Miste, Daginen at OrianaUL@aol.com .
02/15 - Sun 5:00 pm Emperor Norton's Sword Dancing Quietbar foyer
Ritual Longsword dancing from Europe. Each dance weaves patterns that may be old or new, but speak to all that see them. Come see the dance.
Presented by Emperor Norton's Fire Brigade & Hose Company #2 (Longsword Team): Teri Davis Bob Orser Bill Meakin Kevin Heppell Meg Bertini Mary Perner Glenn Turner Betty Marvin Antone Cepernich Ric Goldman Avis Minger Elizabeth Cepernich Sheila Fitzgerald
02/15 - Sun 9:00 pm Offerings to Osiris: Sharing with the Dead Oak
Osiris (Wesir in the ancient language), Lord of the Blessed Dead, oversees the Unseen World and its people. Join us for a Kemetic Orthodox ritual of singing, dancing, drumming and invocation of the Blessed Dead in His honor and feel Their presence more fully in your lives. Feel free to bring along musical instruments, offerings of food and drink to share, and any photographs or tokens of your own blessed ancestors to place upon the altar. This is a repeat of last year's successful ceremony. particpants: Note: at this date, we're still working out who is coming for certain -- it will be more than 10 people.
Presented by H.H. Tamara L. Siuda and the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer: H.H. Tamara L. Siuda, spiritual leader of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith, holds a master's degree in Egyptology from The University of Chicago. She has authored books and articles on Egyptology and ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) religion. See www.kemet.org for more information. particpants: Note: at this date, we're still working out who is coming for certain -- it will be more than 10 people.
02/15 - Sun 9:00 pm Oracular Seidh San Simeon
In this Norse-style oracular ritual, the group journeys to the underworld to support the seer or seeress who sits in the high seat to get answers to their questions. Ask about life choices, spiritual and personal problems.
Presented by Diana L. Paxson and "Seidhjallr": Diana L. Paxson pioneered the recovery of Oracular Seidh, and has taught workshops on seidh and trancework all over the U.S. and in Europe. Members of Seidhjallr have been presenting this ritual at community festivals for the past dozen years. Contact c/o Box 5521, Berkeley, CA 94705
02/16 - Mon 11:00 am The New Hermetics: 21st Century Magick Carmel/Monterey
This workshop introduces you to a system of simple and practical methods for illumination and power. The New Hermetics is a synthesis of Qabala, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Yoga, Alchemy, Jungian Archetypes, Hypnosis, Wilhelm Reich's energy theories, Leary's Eight Circuit Model of Consciousness, and Scientific Illuminism. The New Hermetics can quickly unlock the latent potential for excellence and cosmic power within you.
Presented by Jason Augustus Newcomb: Jason Augustus Newcomb is the author of the book "21st Century Mage: Bring the Divine Down to Earth," as well as the forthcoming book, "The New Hermetics." He has been studying and working with the powers of the mind for nearly twenty years. Mr. Newcomb is an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, and the NROOGD tradition of Witchcraft, as well as a creative artist and clinical hypnotherapist. His books, sculptures and self-hypnosis tapes have sold thousands of copies around the world. email: nuhermetix@yahoo.com

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