| Belly Dance: Tribal-Funk
It's the newest rage in tribal belly dance: the fusion of
Middle Eastern dance isolations with funk, hip hop, club dance and
bollywood moves, to the sounds of modern club and industrial music
from the East. The workshops will teach you combinations
and a short dance in this unique style. Some dance experience is
helpful; however, all are welcome. - Zimra
Pop Culture Magick
This workshop shows people how to go about creating an entity based
off a pop culture icon or persona, as well as then using that entity
to accomplish a specific task for the magickian. This workshop gets
participants to do actual hands on work in creating an entity. The
participants are walked through the process so that they have a
firm understanding of how to create an entity and how to incorporate
pop culture into that creation. - Taylor
Magick and Sigil Work
I will present two advanced sigil magick techniques as ways of working
with space/time in a non-linear fashion with the purpose being to
shape reality to one's will. One technique shows people how to use
multiple sigils representing multiple probabilities and how to connect
the sigils together so that when one probability occurs so too will
other the sigils activate. The second technique shows people how
to use sigils in a web that can strengthen specific possibilities
in one's life while cutting other unhealthy possibilities out of
one's life. - Taylor Ellwood
The Shadow: Taming the
Inside all of us are the very things we despise the most. John
Coughlin introduces us to the concept of the shadow and how
it influences us from the unseen places of the unconscious. John
explores the path of individuation (becoming whole) as a spiritual
path and aspect of high magic. Techniques for recognizing shadow
traits and transforming them into more productive characteristics
will be discussed.
Donovan's Interactive Rhythm and Drumming Experience
The goal of this program is to get people playing music
together and to experience the magic of group creation regardless
of their prior musical experience. This highly energizing workshop
is appropriate for the absolute beginner or experienced drummer.
Jim guides the participants through a series of steps including
playing technique; rhythmic ear training exercises, traditional
multi-cultural rhythms as well as the full-on-anything goes drum
circle jam at the end of the workshop. Jim’s relaxed and humor
infused style of teaching is non intimidating and all-inclusive.
Learn the basics of hand drumming.
Explore rhythms from around the world :: Release stress :: Deepen
Listening Skills :: Boost communication skills :: Enhance Creativity
:: Learn mediation and entrainment techniques using the drum ::
Eat. Drum Sleep. Repeat Daily.
The Far Side of Twilight: Dark Roads in
To the Pagan Celts, twilight is the road into the night, the power
of betweenness, the "neither-nor" where magic
lurks. In the dark half of the year we honor the holy tides of death
and repose, when the bones and husks of the years' harvest are boiled
in the underworld cauldron. This talk will examine some of the weirder
by-ways of Celtic lore, including: The Lord of the dead and the
host of Ancestors, the bright Sidhe and the dark counter-curses
and fairy doctors, Celtic Witchcraft and Shamanism, even bits of
celtic Thelema (you don't have to be Egyptian) and celtic Cthulu!
- Ian Corrigan
Lyrus Landholder will lead us
in an easy morning session of Yoga, demonstrating basic stretches,
breathing exercises and meditation. Great flexibility is not required,
only the willingness to push and pull the body in a few new directions.
The emphasis is on gentleness! You may wish to bring a small mat,
a towel, or a blanket to put on the floor.
| Edge of the Abyss: a Mobius
If Magick and Mystery are the two sides of the coin of reality, the
rim of that coin is the Abyss. Nema
discusses the nature of Initiatory progress and its greatest crisis,
the Abyss. She includes tips on helpful practices, on dissolving duality
and on maintaining balance through it all..
John Coughlin attempts to define
the elusive term Dark Paganism by exploring the concept of darkness
from within a more pagan context. Find out what the dreaded left-hand
path is all about and why we don't always get along.
Near Death Experience
The flicker of fires and the rhythm of drums have long been
used to produce altered states of cosciousness. Audio Strobe
CDs have created some of the most intense light /sound progams available.
This workshop will present the Audio Strobe compositions "Requiem"
and "Beyond". In these compositions Tamas Labs, Andrzej Slawinski,
Collegium Cantorum, and Peter Laros attempt to create an environment
of near death experience. The authors based these compositions on
measurements of the lighted emitted from dying yeast cells done
by Dr. Janusz Slawinski. These are some of the most visually
intense consciousness altering programs Joe
The compositions will be presented using an Audio Strobe decoder
and a variety of LED glasses. - Joseph Rothenberg
Finding the Sex in Belly Dance
Modern belly dancers spend a lot of time asserting that their dance
is sensual, not sexual. This is true in the here and now; other
times and places used the dance as a tool for seduction, sexual
instruction, and as advertisement for "available services." This
dance class will focus on the sexy side of belly dance. - Zimra
(Sorry, this one is not suitable for children!)
Stop talking and start making magick! This 1st-ever interactive experiment
is your chance to "think outside the circle" when it comes to creating personal/
group rituals. Challenging the status quo of word-reliant ritual design,
we'll explore other ways to create sacred space, raise energy, define the purpose,
and perform the work. Then we'll give our Talking Selves a break and see
where the energies take us! Appropriate for all levels of ritual knowledge-bring
ideas, instruments, and/or tools if desired. - Vicky
Keiretsu / Marginal Incubators
Freud said that two drives had to be satisfied before the human
animal could achieve anything approaching real happiness. Love and
work. And by work he meant more than just a paycheck.
Not long ago the satirical journal, The Onion, ran this headline:
Bush Orders American Business ---Create 500,000 New Shitty Jobs.
That's the future in a nutshell, innit?
Forced to sell our finite life energies on the open market for a
wage that buys less and less each year. And shouldn't we gosh be
grateful? It's no secret that the predatory capitalists among us
are more than happy to pay only a buck a day if they can get away
with it, and I'm told the poor schmucks are thrilled to get it,
and its a long day!
You know the vision: it's that cheerless sub-civilization of existentially
toxic McJobs performed in a hyper-coercive, coldly intrusive Hiveworld
that the Cyberpunk novelists began channelling twenty years ago.
If we don't find a different way to work together we are doomed,
and our children are doomed.
In this new JayRave,
Stevens juggles Henry Ford and Karl Marx, Prince Kropotkin and
Peter Drucker, community currencies, the Multiplier Effect, pyramid
schemes, edge sociology, along with rare interesting models of social
incorporealization from all over the map; all the while proposing
that the tools to play a vivid and radically different sort of economic
game with each other are all around us. We need but pick them (and
ourselves) up, and have at it.
Forming ourselves into Intentional Keiretsu, becoming Marginal Incubators.
Liinking up into self-investment teams, playing the economic game
with slightly diferent set of rules. As Winston Churchill said,
give us the tools and we'll finish the job.
The Sixties Under Our Skin
The White House says that if Howard Dean is the Democratic nominee,
then it is going to be a replay of the election of l972. Who knew
life would get so weird so fast when we crossed that bridge to the
l972 was the year everyone knew that the sixties were dead and there
was no going back. Whatever that phrase connoted in the minds of
the people who had just lived through them, it wasn't around by
l972. No heartbeat. The rhythm had changed and taken everyone with
it. The Movement, turmbling through space since l969, was just about
done shaking itself apart by the end of l972. The year when Richard
Nixon and his Silent Majority administered to stop the war liberal
and counterculture coddler, George McGovern, most brutal beating
at the polls in the history of American presidential politics.
Of course in pursuit of this landslide RN and his merry men perpetrated
quite a few of the crimes that Watergate is just a long and strange
preface to. Nixon was going to radically rehsape the AmericanGovernment
during his second term. He was going to do it with Executive Orders
legitimized by Executive Privilege in a time of crisis. He wanted
a huge mandate from the voters as a tool to use against the inevitable
objectors. Nixon wasn't kidding when he quipped one day to his faithful
Chief of Staff, Òyou know, Bob, weÕre the real revolutionaries
l972. Back when police state was a phrase you heard more than you
wanted to. In l972 it was possible to read in the papers about the
experimental concentration camps that the Justice Department were
readying for the Protest Generation, if and when they needed to
be isolated --for their own safety, of course.
In this JayRave
Stevens re-invokes the baroque endgame of the sixties and contrasts
it with the situation today.