Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Occult Conference March 2011 Glastonbury UK

The Occult Conference is back for a second year in Glastonbury and we are pleased to both support and speak at the event. A full day of speakers and stalls, a great atmosphere, and fast becoming an important fixture on the UK scene.

Tickets are selling fast, and it is worth booking them and your accommodation sooner rather than later. We look forward to seeing many of our readers there.

The Occult Conference
12th March 2011
Grail Centre, 24 Chilkwell St, Glastonbury

Tickets are £20 and now available online here:


The speakers:

Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech
We will be discussing our work with the Goetia, in a presentation entitled Corrupted Spirits and Infernal Keys, destroying many of the misconceptions that surround the so-called Lemegeton or Goetia of Solomon the King.

Jake Stratton Kent
Jake Stratton-Kent – author of ‘The True Grimoire’, ‘Geosophia’ and other works – is a practicing conjurer on traditional lines, and amodern necromancer. In his talk he will be discussing the nature of spirits encountered in magical work, in particular how they have often
been disguised and misidentified in the source works, to the near exclusion of the dead from mainstream Western Magic. This process,which has taken place over many centuries, has distorted and reducedour magical tradition. Remedies and implications of this idea will be
presented, hopefully in the process of a dialogue with the audience.

DHR Balthazaar
A rootworker, santeria initiate and espiritista working from Amsterdam. He is also and avid blogger and contributor to the Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly, as well as the forthcoming Conjure Codex: Red published by Hadean Press. He is particularly interested in the intersection between New World magic and the Western Tradition and what it means for the future of both.
His subject is Folk Technicians: Harnessing Sympathetic Material Processes in your Spell Craft.At the heart of many folk magical traditions we find the skilful use of of sympathetic magic. Unfortunately, sympathetic magic has frequently been misrepresented as crude or simplistic by western magical commentators when in reality extremely subtle and sophisticated technologies underpin folk magical forms such as hoodoo. Arguably, as subtle and sophisticated as any form of ritual magic can be.

Paul Weston
The author of Avalonian Aeon, Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus, and Mysterium Artorius. Paul is talking on Jack Parsons and the Nag Hammadi Plasmate. Babalon: Perfect Mind. Placing the legendary Babalon Working and its later ramifications in the context of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts as understood by Philip K Dick.

Kim Huggens
A freelance researcher specializing in Graeco-Roman malefic magic, necromancy, modern Vodou and Hoodoo Conjure. She is an initiated Hounsi Lave Tet in Sosyete Gade Nou Leve, a Haitian, Sanse and Dominican Vodou house run by Houngan Hector Salva, and a member of Ordo Templi Orientis. Kim's talk is, The Truth About Zombies. Or: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
She examines the tradition of the Zombie in the context of Hoodoo Conjure, Haitian Vodou, and the ancient Graeco-Roman sorcerers. From necromantic rites and the dredging of a soul out of Hades, to psycho-spiritual Zombie effects and ethno-botanical studies.

Stalls include:

Scarlet Imprint Hadean Press Midian Books Witchcraft ltd Labyrinth Books The St Martha Botanica
We're very much looking forward to this.

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