Ian Corrigan

Ian Corrigan has been teaching, learning, singing and playing in the American Neopagan movement since 1976. Beginning by teaching ‘Witchcraft, Magic & the Occult’ for the Kent State University Free School, he has decades of experience in a variety of occult, pagan and magical topics. Having received his 3rd degree initiation in Celtic Traditional Wicca in the early 80s, Ian has led eclectic study groups, a traditional Wiccan coven and a Druid Grove. Beginning with early study of the Western Mystery Tradition, Hermetic Qabalah and the Tarot, Ian has spent over 20 years developing his understanding of Celtic Paganism and the Druid’s way. He is an Archdruid Emeritus of ADF,presently serving as Preceptor of its Clergy Council. Ian is the author of The Portal Book - Teachings & Works of Celtic Witchcraft, Sacred Fire, Holy Well - Resources for Celtic Paganism, and The Book Of The Dragon - Pagan Ceremonial Magic. Ian is a lifelong fan of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, and a collector of Lovecraftian occult materials. He is the editor and publisher of The Dwale of Avagddu, a grimoire of Celtic Cthuloid lore.



Building Your Personal Paganism

Once you’ve read the Pagan and Wiccan books, attended some public rituals and felt their power, and decided that "Pagan" is a pretty good word for you, how do you bring it all home, and begin to make it real not just in your heart, but in your life? Ian boils down masses of material into nine steps that can take you toward an effective Pagan spiritual practice. Living well and doing right; first steps in Pagan practice; making your home a sacred space; easy trance and meditation; solitary worship and the Sacred Year; your personal Pantheon. The workshop will include a simple meditation/devotional practice that can be done with or without tools.






Deep Ones and Outer Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and the Occult

No 20th century fictionalist has had more influence on the occult scene than Howard Phillips Lovecraft. The reclusive new Englander dreamed dreams and wrote tales that depicted cosmic vistas and squalid sorceries. He imagined strange cults, haunted grimoires, and human traffic with entities that seem at sometimes like demon-gods and at others like alien lifeforms. He invented the Necronomicon, and the most famous of his monster-gods, Great Cthulhu. Beginning in the 1970s, Lovecraft’s images began to interest modern occultists, including Thelemite Kenneth Grant, Chaote Phil Hine, Donald Tyson and philosopher Colin Wilson. We will look at HPL’s life, work and ideas, and at the ideas of these modern occultists. Where do Lovecraft’s ideas intersect with traditional myth and occultism? Is the Necronomicon the Book of the Dead? How many Necronomicons are there? Are fictional Gods as useful as mythic ones? Is abject terror useful in mystical work? Should you invoke beings who want to eat your head?






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