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Dew of Heaven: Ritual Magic Conference


  • Wellington hotel The Harbour, Old Rd Boscastle PL35 0AQ United Kingdm (map)

Peter Grey and Peter Mark Adams are amongst a stellar line up of speakers at the annual May conference of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall. The theme is ritual magic, and the presenters and papers are:

Saturday May 12th

Carolyn Hart – Secret Knowledge in the Renaissance: Alchemy as Spiritual Transformation
Jon Kaneko-James – “She Pawned Her Books”: Evidence Towards Female Grimiore Magicians in the 17th Century
Al Cummins – The Ritual Magic of Early Modern Geomancy
Dan Harms – A Liverpool cunning man and his Magical Manual
John Callow – The Witch King and the Electric Muse: Alex Sanders and the rituals of the Counterculture
Judith Noble – A Crafted Magic? Hereward the Wake and Ritual Magic
Peter Grey – The Shining Land: Ritual Magic in Cornwall
Jesse Hathaway Diaz – Quimbandorium Verum: Brazilian Quimbanda and the Grimoires
Demetrius Lacroix – Sect rouge, European grimores and the African diaspora

Sunday May 13th

Joyce Froome – Ritual Magic and the Collision of Faiths: How Medieval Ceremonial Magic was shaped by Sufism, Tengrism and Islamic Science
Tim Landry – Willful Things: Sorcery and Encountering Ritual Magic in West Africa and Beyond
Mogg Morgan – Seven Utterances of the Vulture Goddess – an ancient Egyptian battle rite
Elaine Bailey – The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, what a Victorian magician needed to know to become an Adept
Georgia Van Raalte – Dion Fortune and the Limits of Public Occultism
Peter Mark Adams – Elite Illuminism & Saturnian Ritual in Renaissance Italy

There are limited tickets for what promises to be a fantastic weekend, so early booking is advised. More information on the event and tickets can be found on the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, there is a facebook page for the event, and further details on the papers will be posted on the Museum's blog. An exhibition, Dew of Heaven: Objects of Ritual Magic will be on at the Museum.

Earlier Event: April 27
Flambeau NOIR 2018
Later Event: September 15
Texts and Traditions Colloquium