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The Cauldron Black

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65 Wharf Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
978-744-2492 http://www.thecauldronblack.com

Past Events

December 2018

Friday, Dec 14
We Three Kings- Dr. Al Cummins Lecture & Booksigning
7:00 pm

Integral to the story of the Christmas Nativity told each year are three learned pagan sorcerers, Caspar, Balthazar, and Melchior – considered variously also astrologers,…

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January 2019

Saturday, Jan 5
Supper of Hecate – Dark Moon Devotional
7:00 pm

The Cauldron Black welcomes you to join us in a dark moon devotional ritual led by Justice the Wizard. The Supper of Hecate was traditionally served…

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Saturday, Jan 12
Energy Hygiene with Chiron Armand
7:00 pm

In this hands-on workshop at The Cauldron Black, participants explore techniques from folk magic and shamanic traditions for increasing and maintaining vitality in their lives…

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August 2019

Saturday, Aug 3
Salem Summer Symposium

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…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Lucky Lemon with J.W. Dotson M.D.
10:00 am

Lemon, once rare and treasured in ancient Rome for its healing powers, is now a commonplace supermarket commodity. But it retains its powers for luck,…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Tarot 101 with Jennifer Lapierre
10:00 am

This lecture covers the basics, including a brief overview of Tarot’s origins, picking the right deck, the importance of meditating before a reading, Major and…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Pagan Conceptions of the Self with Kadmus
10:00 am

The pagan commitment to multiple sources of reality (i.e. multiple divinities) and thus multiple truths about the cosmos has important implications for what it means…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Eclipse Oratorio: Bad Seeds, Nate Speare & Mythopoetic Astrology
10:00 am

“Eclipse Oratorio: Bad Seeds” is an astrological forecast & interpretation of the 2019 solar and lunar eclipses, and their unifying themes, in a performative form…

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Thursday, Aug 8
H. P. Lovecraft: Fact vs Mythos in the Occult World with Mani C. Price
1:00 pm

This lecture will discuss the horror writer Lovecraft and his influence on the occult world since his death (and even just before). Was he a…

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Thursday, Aug 8
The Morrígan: Meeting The Many Faces of The Great Phantom Queen with Julia Penelope and Gwen Walsh
1:00 pm

In this class we will delve into the many aspects of The Morrígan, the Celtic goddess of war and peace, death and rebirth, sovereignty and…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Salem Witch Power Immersion- With Nick Dickinson
1:00 pm

Salem is the capital city of The Witch archetype. The deep psychological associations with witchcraft create an energetic vortex that we will tap into using…

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Thursday, Aug 8
A Light in the Dark: An Introduction to Candle Magic with Matthew Venus
1:00 pm

The burning of candles is a common form of spell work found both within the folk magical systems of Hoodoo and Conjure, and in practices…

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Thursday, Aug 8
The Night Queens with J.W. Dotson M.D.
4:00 pm

Pale and poisonous, filling the night with their narcotic vapors, the deadly flowers of the Nightshade family call forth the lunar powers of madness and…

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Thursday, Aug 8
Sacred Pleasure with Gwen Walsh
4:00 pm

Sexual energy is creative energy, and holds an infinite amount of power and potential. Sex educator and witch Gwen Walsh will guide participants on the…

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Thursday, Aug 8
The Demonization of Women in History and the Rise of Modern Feminism with Jacqui Allousie-Roberge
4:00 pm

Jacqui will begin this lecture session with a group meditation and brief ritual to Lilith, to draw in the energies of autonomy, agency and rebellion….

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Thursday, Aug 8
Transatlantic Cunning: English Magic in the American Colonies with Dr. Alexander Cummins
4:00 pm

From astrology to necromancy and back again, the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British colonies seemed awash with sorcery. This is a talk about the ideas of…

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Friday, Aug 9
Astrology Chart Reading 101 with Jennifer Lapierre
10:00 am

This lecture is intended for those with zero experience in reading astrological charts. I will use the natal charts of lecture participants and cover planets,…

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Friday, Aug 9
An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets & Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses
10:00 am

Since Biblical Times, the Children of Israel have had a rich and powerful tradition of spiritual workings. Although heavily suppressed among kabbalistic scholars by the…

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Friday, Aug 9
Double Trouble Geomancy Power Hour with Dr. Alexander Cummins & Sam Block (polyphanes)
10:00 am

Come on down for a two-hour introductory crash course in the wonderful divinatory art of geomancy!  A thousand-year-old system of divination that started in the…

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Friday, Aug 9
You Put What in There?! the Historical and Practical Use of Witch Bottles with Julia Penelope
10:00 am

Witch bottles are one of the most historically documented countermagick devices found in Europe and places colonized by Europeans. Traditionally they were usually filled with…

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Friday, Aug 9
Talismanic Creation in the Solomonic Tradition with Mani C. Price
1:00 pm

In this workshop we will cover a brief and condensed summary on the history of magical talismans in the Solomonic Tradition including an examination of…

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Friday, Aug 9
The Role of Magic in a Pagan Cosmos with Kadmus
1:00 pm

How does magic fit into the structure of reality and what makes it possible? Different metaphysical and theological views will have different answers to this…

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Friday, Aug 9
Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action with Nate Speare & Mythopoetic Astrology
1:00 pm

“Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action” is a workshop of exercises designed to activate the archetypes of astrology by exploring our everyday life situations with a…

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Friday, Aug 9
The Fundamentals of Conjuration – Working with Spirits with Brother Moses
4:00 pm

Working with spiritual allies and assistants is one of the most daunting and rewarding dimensions of spiritual practice. In this class, we’ll learn the metaphysics…

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Friday, Aug 9
Witches Flying Ointments with Kris Gurky
4:00 pm

The iconic images of witches flying on brooms is rich in lore and fear mongering propaganda, as it was said witches used flying ointments in…

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Friday, Aug 9
Power Mapping For Magical Activism with Sarah Lyons
4:00 pm

Politics is about power, and the paths power takes through all aspects of our lives. Being a political actor means finding ways to channel and…

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Friday, Aug 9
Geomantic Divination and Theurgy with Sam Block (polyphanes)
4:00 pm

The divinatory art of geomancy is old, but for most of its history in the Western occult world, its practice was limited almost exclusively to…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Introduction to Herbalism: Teas, Extracts, Oils and Salves with Sheilagh Cruickshank
10:00 am

Curious about herbalism but not sure where to begin? Join local herbalist Sheilagh Cruickshank on a condensed journey covering how and where to find herbs,…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Playing Cards in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure with Professor Charles Porterfield
10:00 am

Playing cards have a rich and mysterious history, and generations of rootworkers and hoodoo practitioners have carried them to help see the future and change…

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Saturday, Aug 10
CBT for Occult Practitioners (Intermediate) with Aria Michaels Paradise
10:00 am

The power of our magick is predicated on awareness and intention. By developing these fundamentals we expand our consciousness, purify our internal landscapes, and ultimately…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Introduction to Geomantic Magic with Dr. Alexander Cummins
10:00 am

Considered a “sister” to astrology, the system of divination known as geomancy was an incredibly popular and well-regarded form of divination in Renaissance Europe. It…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Herbal Infusions for Mind, Body, Soul with Master Red Fox
1:00 pm

In this hands on workshop we will explore the practice and ritual nature of infusing herbs for drink, food, and skincare. Connecting to the energies…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Missed Call from Your Local Spirits with Elizabeth Autumnalis
1:00 pm

For centuries the witch has been equated with the idea of low magic. Folk practices utilizing the land and spirits who reside within it. Nowadays…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Magic for the Resistance with Michael Hughes
1:00 pm

This experiential workshop looks at the fascinating history of magical resistance, from historical accounts of European witchcraft, African American Vodou and Conjure in resistance to…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Herbal Folklore: Uncovering the Histories and Mysteries of Our Local Plants with Sheilagh Cruickshank
4:00 pm

Join Sheilagh to discover how our ancestors used plants for cursing, curing, protection and seeing fairies! Hear tales of witches and demons, Gods and Goddesses,…

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Saturday, Aug 10
The Crossroads: Center of the World with Professor Charles Porterfield
4:00 pm

Join us as Professor Porterfield takes us out to a place that belongs to no one, outside the borders of the village, town, and city…

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Saturday, Aug 10
Why The Left Sucks at Magic (And How it Can Get Better) with Sarah Lyons
4:00 pm

Republicans are highly adept at magic, and Donald Trump is a magician. Am I blowing your mind yet? Wake up and strap in, steeple, as…

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