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Salem Summer Symposium
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 11, 2019
The Salem Summer Symposium is a week-long series of events dedicated to celebrating Magical Education, Commerce, and Community throughout the city of Salem. The Symposium is being organized by The Cauldron Black, Spiritus Arcanum and Justice the Wizard.
Our intention work with select local Salem businesses to participate in and sponsor this city-wide collaborative event. We are looking to local businesses to be represented by volunteering as venues for workshops, rituals, and presentations, be an active part of our city-wide Scavenger Hunt and take part in our Witches Pub Crawl.
Inspired by Nemoralia, Festival of the Ancient Goddess Diana, and in honor of the anniversary of The Cauldron Black’s store opening (August 2017), this festival is intended to create sacred space for the exploration, celebration, and acceptance of Magickal & Occult practice, commerce, community and activism throughout the city. The Salem Summer Symposium exists to foster the perspective of Salem as a sacred pilgrimage site of important history, education, and spiritual nourishment. All spiritual traditions and levels of experience are welcome to participate.
Wednesday, August 7
Salem Summer Symposium Welcome Dinner
Thursday, August 8
Lucky Lemon with J.W. Dotson M.D.
Pagan Conceptions of the Self with Kadmus
Tarot 101 with Jennifer Lapierre
Eclipse Oratorio: Bad Seeds, Nate Speare & Mythopoetic Astrology
H. P. Lovecraft: Fact vs Mythos in the Occult World with Mani C. Price
The Morrígan: Meeting The Many Faces of The Great Phantom Queen with Julia Penelope and Gwen Walsh
Salem Witch Power Immersion – with Nick Dickinson
A Light in the Dark: An Introduction to Candle Magic with Matthew Venus
The Night Queens with J.W. Dotson M.D.
Sacred Pleasure with Gwen Walsh
The Demonization of Women in History and the Rise of Modern Feminism with Jacqui Allousie-Roberge
Transatlantic Cunning: English Magic in the American Colonies with Dr. Alexander Cummins
Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages Film Screening & Panel
Friday, August 9
An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets & Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses
Astrology Chart Reading 101 with Jennifer Lapierre
Double Trouble Geomancy Power Hour with Dr. Alexander Cummins & Sam Block (polyphanes)
You Put What in There?! the Historical and Practical Use of Witch Bottles with Julia Penelope
Talismanic Creation in the Solomonic Tradition with Mani C. Price
The Role of Magic in a Pagan Cosmos with Kadmus
Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action with Nate Speare & Mythopoetic Astrology
The Fundamentals of Conjuration – Working with Spirits with Brother Moses
Witches Flying Ointments with Kris Gurky
Power Mapping For Magical Activism with Sarah Lyons
Geomantic Divination and Theurgy with Sam Block (polyphanes)
Antilux: A Night of Immersive Ritual Theater Performance at the Witch House
Saturday, August 10
Introduction to Herbalism: Teas, Extracts, Oils and Salves with Sheilagh Cruickshank
Playing Cards in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure with Professor Charles Porterfield
CBT for Occult Practitioners (Intermediate) with Aria Michaels Paradise
Introduction to Geomantic Magic with Dr. Alexander Cummins
Herbal Infusions for Mind, Body, Soul with Master Red Fox
Missed Call from Your Local Spirits with Elizabeth Autumnalis
Magic for the Resistance with Michael Hughes
Herbal Folklore: Uncovering the Histories and Mysteries of Our Local Plants with Sheilagh Cruickshank
The Crossroads: Center of the World with Professor Charles Porterfield
Why The Left Sucks at Magic (And How it Can Get Better) with Sarah Lyons
The Mercato Delle Streghe Witches’ Market
The Black Cat Cabaret