sects & sex

Winterstar 23

February 23-26, 2006 | Atwood Lake Resort

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Donald Michael Kraig


graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tarot, Magic, Tantra, and Psychic Development. He has authored several books including Modern Sex Magick: Secrets of Erotic Spirituality, Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts, and Tarot & Magic. He has been a member of many spiritual and magical groups and is an initiated Tantric.


Shri Yantra
In India, the most popular spiritual design is an image known as the Sri Yantra. It is composed of nine intersecting triangles surrounded by symbolic lotus petals, circles, and an outer "square." In some Traditional Tantric traditions, this figure is a key to understanding and working with the chakras, sexual practices, and the achievement of enlightenment. In this multi-media workshop, you'll learn who to combine all of these concepts for spiritual advancement and practical magick. Topics include:
- The Sri Yantra and the Chakras
- The Secret Binary 8th Chakra
- The Experience of Amrita
- Goddesses of the Sri Yantra
- Working with Sex, Sound, and Color
Much of this information is little known and has rarely been presented outside of India.

Tantra, Kabbalah, and Paganism
Although there are some tenuous links between sources of the O.T.O. and Tantra, is there any evidence that Tantra, which predates Kabbalah by thousands of years, influenced either Kabbalah or Jewish folk magick? Also, are there links between Tantra and Western Paganism? In this workshop we'll explore these links to discover that the roots of the major trends of occultism today may come not from the Middle East, Egypt, or Northern or Western Europe, but from prehistoric northern India.

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