A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Ten

The month of October continued to be a busy time for me. I have faithfully continued to perform my daily rituals: the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram, The Middle Pillar Ritual, the Circulation of the Body of Light, and the Tarot Contemplation Ritual. Now that I've been practicing these rituals daily for almost an entire year, everything is committed...

Impressions of PantheaCon: The Aftermath

I find that every year, it takes awhile to process my experiences at the convention and to wade through the aftermath. I posted about my direct experiences here, but I find that now that it's been three weeks, I've had enough time to really think about my experience, and read about others' experiences. For the first time, I find myself considering not going next year. In short, I was...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Sunday

I lingered at home instead of returning to the Con in the morning. It was nice to relax, drink hot coffee (with coconut milk French vanilla creamer - yum!) and watch some Buffy the Vampire Slayer before heading back to the Doubletree Hotel. The first session I attended on Sunday was Rethinking the Language of Health for Clergy with Reverend Gina A. Pond. This was a discussion I was eager to get...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Saturday

There is a palpable lack of energy at this particular Pantheacon. Everyone seems much more quiet and less enthusiastic; maybe it's Mercury retrograde or maybe everyone is still reeling from 2013. We showed up later in the day, mostly because we had such a late Friday night and wanted to sleep in. Diana Paxson's Divine Relationships was the first session we attended. Diana was her usual...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Friday

I arrived mid-afternoon and was happy to find parking easily and get through the pre-registration line quickly. We were handed our programs and walked off to choose a session at 3:30. We wandered around a bit, and eventually sat down to watch the people. I imagine that there are a disproportionate number of people from the San Francisco Bay Area who come to Pantheacon. However, I have met over...