Philip H. Farber

Philip H. Farber is the author of Futureritual: Magick for the 21st Century, a manual of neurological exploration and the forthcoming The Book of Atem: Secrets of Modern Evocation. 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, and other unique publications and web sites. He has produced several DVD packages on magical topics, including Magick and Entheogens Vol. 1: Cannabis, Magick for the 21st Century, and How to be a Megalomaniac. Phil is an instructor for Maybe Logic Academy, a Certified Hypnotist and a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming, with a private practice in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. Visit Phil at www.hawkridgeproductions.com.

Half Baked Magick

That's right, Phil will once again fire up the burning issue of what happens when magick and Mary Jane meet! This is an excellent opportunity to pass around some ideas to make your ritual work blaze. Learn how to draw on the higher concepts of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming to enhance your herbalization ritual and to let your ritual benefit from herbalization. Please bring enough of your short term memory to appreciate these unique and challenging ideas. Snacks are always welcome, too.

Magick of the Shepherdess

The Mazatec indians of Mexico used the herb Salvia divinorum, also called Diviner's Sage, Herb of the Virgin, and Herb of the Shepherdess, as a tool to train apprentice shamans to use entheogens. The Mazatecs used Salvia d. in the form of a gentle infusion. North Americans have discovered this fascinating plant and use has become widespread over the last decade, generally involving the more intense method of smoking leaves or extracts. Many of us have discovered that the Herb of the Shepherdess is not necessarily an easy entheogen to work with, but with some persistence she is a rewarding ally who continues her work of training shamans. This workshop will discuss aspects and methods of use and will offer a short hypnotic introduction to the experience. Salvia d. will NOT be used during the session.

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