Generating altered states of awareness is essential to magical practice. During this retreat, we will explore how to achieve trance and ecstasy by methods used for millennia: shaking, spinning, inner world journeying, dancing, drumming, ritual drama, surprising the senses and much more.
Over the weekend, we will explore optimal ways to use these techniques through practical exercises, presentation and group discussions. You will take home the knowledge of what works best for you – so you can enhance solo and group rituals and other aspects of your spiritual practice and daily life.
Accessible to novices, and beneficial for experienced practitioners, this weekend of practical magic will give you plenty of opportunity for personal transformation, learning and developing your own preferred way of using the wide range of approaches we will encounter.
Nikki Wyrd is Editor of the Psychedelic Press Journal, Director of Breaking Convention psychedelics conference, Director of The Psychedelic Museum, and works as a freelance copyeditor for a growing list of prestigious clients. She lectures on occult matters and has facilitated a number of highly regarded residential retreats. She is the former Head of the British Isles Section of the Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros.
Julian Vayne is an occultist and the author of numerous books, essays, journals and articles in both the academic and esoteric press. He is a leading contributor to theblogofbaphomet.com and a Director of The Psychedelic Museum. He is a professional educator and lecturer and is the Chair of the Friends of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft. His most recent book is the celebrated Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony.
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“Altered States and Magic” with Julian Vayne & Nikki Wyrd,