It's been an amazing two-and-a-half days at Pantheacon!
I spent Saturday rehearsing for my workshops later in the day. Then I went to the exclusive Llewellyn party. Thanks to Elysia for setting it up. I had a great chance to meet and greet long-time friends and meet some new Llewellyn authors. Unfortunately, the room was rather dark and since my camera didn't have a flash, the pics didn't come out. Sorry.
Then I gave my first workshop: why the LBRP (Lesser Banishing ritual of the Pentagram) matters. I presented the idea that magick requires three things:
The ability to raise or generate magickal energy (both from interior and exterior sources)*
The ability to manipulate the
Thank You, S.F. Bay!
First, I would like to thank everyone who showed up for my workshops at Ancient Ways in Oakland, CA, this last weekend. I'd also like to thank shop owner Glenn Turner for her hospitality and friendship, as well as nods to Marilee, Michael, and everyone else at the shop. If you're in the S.F. bay area, I would encourage you to visit the shop, if only to say "Hello." I'd also like to thank the couple who came in all the way from San Jose on their "date night" to attend a workshop. And speaking of San Jose, the 18th annual PantheaCon convention, run by Glenn and a group of wonderful, dedicated workers and volunteers, is being held February 17–20, 2012. It's one of the
As I reported in a previous post, author and occultist Kenneth Grant left his current incarnation last month. I never met him. I wish I had. My copies of his first trilogy of books are well worn from study. There was a time when he only had a few books published and nothing new had appeared for several years. I used to say that more people talked about what they thought Grant had written than had ever actually read anything by Grant. Today, a lot of his books are available—some quite expensive—and if you're interested in reading his works I would strongly urge you to read them in their order of publication.
I wish I'd met him and had a chance to talk with him. Reading is one thing,