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.

Celtic Sorcery

The lore of the Druids was, in many ways, a priestly lore – focused on public rites and maintaining right order. Yet within the patterns of public ritual and personal spirituality lie the secrets of practical magic, of the Druid sorcerer of the forest, the dealer in spells. This talk examines the patterns of both theurgic and practical magic specific to Celtic, and especially Irish, magical lore. Including: vocabulary of Celtic magic; seeking power; making alliances; private ritual forms; trance vision and inner voyaging; forms of Celtic spellbinding; dealings with the sidhe.

Celtic Thelema

Two rich streams of the Western Tradition mingle in this speculative discussion of the relationship between the spiritual formulae of Thelema and the wild Powers of Gaelic Paganism. Aleister Crowley proclaimed the formula of Thelema - the Way of Will, and his traning in the Victorian era led him toward Egyptian and Middle Eastern deity-forms. However many of the mythic patterns of Thelema find very clear expression in Celtic lore. Come discuss the Red Goddess and the Lord of Beasts, the Crowned and Conquering Child, the Grail and the Spear, the Trees of Eternity and the Druidic secret of the Zelator Formula.

















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