Here are only some of
the workshops being offered this year at Winterstar XX:
The Temple Way - participating in group ceremony
Many modern pagans are trained in personal ritual, in solitary magick.
Some of us have gained some skill in leading group ritual. Yet magical
work requires that those present at a rite are participants, not
just spectators. It is by the willed and active cooperation of the
‘congregation’ that any ceremony succeeds. This workshop
discusses the techniques that individual participants can bring
to any group ritual to support it’s intention, and gain the
good of the rite. This session will use ideas from the Saturday
multi-media ceremony, teach a few rhythms, songs etc. - Ian
Corrigan & Liafal
The Vertebrate's Burden -- From The Sunny
Shores of Procrastinaria to the Dark Land of Duct Tape and Cover
Rev. Stang's new sermon tackles the sore subject of "kooks,"
especially SubGenius kooks. No, we're not repeating ourselves; there
are kooks even within the hallowed halls of Crackpot Central. This
leads to a discussion of the grave dangers of philosophical relativism,
and the fallacy that "Bob" being right or wrong could
ever make any difference, whatsoever. Finally, Stang, risking charges
of hypocrisy, will violently, phyically attack the war, those fighting
it, those fighting for it, and those fighting against it.
Following the battle, if he is not killed, Rev. Stang will be available
to perform private Inorcisms, that is, the introduction of fresh
demons into troubled SubGeniuses.
Rev. Stang will also sponsor Forbidden
Science instructional video showings in the Space Jam cabin in the
dead of Friday and Saturday nights.
Drumming Chanting and Dancing
Exploring the sensations of movement and sound from the perspective
of African rhythm and dance. There is a traditional connection to
animals, plants, and the natural world that can be experienced through
rhythm and movement. Bring drums and/or your instrument of choice.
- Halim ElDabh
Don't Let Pain or Depression interfere with
your higher self
Are these closing the doors to your fun or enlightenment? Learn
about alternative treatments for tension and chronic headaches and
many types of migraines.
Referred pain from trigger points in the head and neck are an extremely
common cause of the head pain. Some migraines are the result of
sensitivities to foods and chemicals that you are exposed to. Both
these causes can be controlled and treated without medications.
Reducing serotonin depleting foods and chemicals and/or adding a
supplement can not only reduce/eliminate head pain but can also
treat depression and insomnia. Using this knowledge, Anomie
has been Migraine free 2 years, antidepressant drug free 3 years.
The Body, Awareness, and Our Subsonic Senses
Before subsonic tones were first discovered, animal trainers working
with elephants described strange, pleasurable states of being while
working around the largest land mammals. Marine biologists described
similar states while working with dolphins and whales. Then someone
thought to put a microphone in the work areas and record what seemed
like nothing. When they played the tapes back at ultra low speeds,
a whole new world of language opened up to our senses and understanding.
As well, a whole new field of study also opened up; the realm of
subsonic sound. Our bodies hear them… our ears do not. Subsonic
sound and the effects on us humans (basically bags of water held
by sticks that sound waves pass through as a medium) is a growing
interest, bringing the fields of music, physics, and psychology
together. Join Professor Chas Smith
in this exploration into the science, and meditative benefits of
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Humor and Ritual
Exploring the seamy underbelly of the First Church of Fun with hands-on
adventures into the mystery of Tickling Your Fancy. - Wavy
Journey into Non-Sense
We'll be polishing the invisible doorknobs on the Doors of Perception
and awakening our senses of silliness through a series of exercises
Mr. Gravy refers to quite simply
as "Space Eat". Milerapa once said he "ate pebbles
for penance, and when he grew hungry he ate the Void". Here
we dine only on dessert!
The inner senses come alive in this gentle,flowing yoga practice
and guided relaxation.The mind becomes still as it rides the breath
on an inward journey.Suitable for all levels.Bring a mat or blanket
to lie on. - Megan Harding
We will taste at least 3 whites and 3 red wines. These wines are
available in Ohio. They have been chosen for their reasonable price
and high quality. All of them are in the $10 dollar range. These
wines are chosen from around the world and we know you'll find them
interesting. Attendance is limited to 30 people. - Walter
Grodzik & Joseph Rothenberg
Aromatherapy with Essential Oils
Our sense of smell is out most primitive sense, and the one most
closely associated with our emotions. Sensory imput can stimulate
both emotional and physiological responses. We will go through a
brief history of the use of oils, some of the ways we can use them
for their many benefits, and we will try some recipes using simple
techniques tailored to our individual preferences. (Debbie
will recommend some reference materials, and some products will
be available for purchase after the workshop.)
Interface: Hands-On Experience With Electronic
A variety of light/sound and electrical stimulation devices will
be available to examine and use. A brief explanation of this technology
will be offered, followed by a discussion on artificially induced
altered states of consciousness as a tool for art and communication.
- Joe Rothenberg
African Perceptions: Colors and senses
Explaining the relationship between colors and deities amoung the
yorubas and the Ancient Egyptians. The Yoruba tradition has retained
a consistent relationship between colors and deities without regard
to the influence of other religions. The ancient Egyptians associated
colors, senses, and deities. Halim will be exploring using a keyboard
to interpret color and artistic presentations. - Halim
Pain over Pleasure?
Myofascial Trigger points are the common cause of that neck and
shoulder pain, headaches, back pain, and most of the annoying twinges
and stiffness that we all feel from time to time. We will learn
how to recognize myofascial pain and how Myofascial Trigger Point
Therapy can alleviate some of the more common complaints that interfere
with quality of life. Myofascial Therapy is offered as a less invasive
alternative to the NSAIDS and other pain medications and other treatments
that you might take for common everyday pain as well as debilitating
chronic pain. - Anomie
Rythmic Ribbon Dancing
Discover this martial art, using 9' and 13' long satin ribbons.
This beautiful dance form is both an excellent cardio exercise as
well as a mystical energy movement. Various techniques and the history
of the dance will be presented. One hour session, ribbons provided.
- Penny Goody
Are there different methods and times of ensouling as a human? Are
there different levels of death we can select? Can we enhance the
talents and abilities of our children through using Sex Magick in
their conception? Nema discusses
the basics of Magick and purpose.