OMPHALOS MAGICKAL MOOT
2009 Schedule of Talks
These talks were held upstairs at
the Huntsman, 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade,
8th March: Sue Cawthorne Authentic Living Reclaiming your Natura
Sue will explore how we can use indigenous techniques to connect with our original instinctive self and express our true will in our everyday lives. The talk will include some practical exercises and an opportunity to participate in a short shamanic-style journey.
Sue Cawthorne is a nature-based healer who has worked all over the world delivering talks, workshops and practical ceremonies on self-awareness, healing and empowerment for over 20 years. She now resides on our local waterways near
12th April: Gordon the Toad (Gordon
MacLellan) - Everyday Animism
Looking at how we express
our spirituality on a day-to-day basis, Gordon the Toad will invite us to
reflect upon how we listen and respond to the world around us, to find the touch
of the gods in washing up, the presence of the ancestors in the breath of the
Gordon has been a speaker and pagan teacher for many years, promoting simple, creative approaches to our spirituality. In this talk he will talk about that practice of simplicity, his own shamanic path and the sheer delight of living in an animistic, spirit-filled world.
10th May: speaker cancelled.
14th June: Eloise Severin: Venus in Furs:
The Spirituality of SM
Find out the connections between pain, pleasure and spirituality; explore the hidden world of kinky Paganism; dare to plumb the depths of depravity in the House of the Mysteries at Pompeii.
Eloise Severin has travelled the world in search of erotic and spiritual practices, studying with the Hidden Adepts of many lands to bring back forbidden knowledge.
12th July: Jolane Abrams - Healing with
Ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon.
Jolane is an energy healer and recovering neuroscientist. She has spent a large proportion of last three years studying the healing system known as curanderismo, with a mestizo ayahuasca master, in the Peruvian Amazon. This talk will summarize the highlights of her time in the jungle.
9th August: Geraldine Beskin:Crowley and
Bennett at Cefalu, or Progradior and The Beast.
When Aleister Crowley and his sprawling family were magically directed to
One person came, was enlightened and was never the same again. His doggedness and his 'ordinariness' make him superficially an unlikely person to 'get'
Geraldine Beskin has had an embarrassingly long interest in Aleister Crowley and Austin Spare. Her ownership of The Atlantis Bookshop has enabled her to sell, discuss and publish works to do with these two marvelous magicians.
13th September: Mike Magee - The 33
million aspects of the goddess and how they are all essentially one.
Mike is the author of the Shiva Shakti Mandalam web site (www.shivashakti.com). He has translated a number of tantras from Sanskrit into English, was a member of Kenneth Grant's OTO, and the founder of Amookos, an east-west group which sought to bring the wisdom of the east and put it into a western context.
11th October: Leslie Hurford: Corn Dolly
This month Leslie Furford will be talking to the Omphalos Magick Moot about the ancient art of corn dolly making.
Leslie is a local speaker who has been making corn dollies all her life. Her talk will be interactive and on the day the audience will be invited to have a go at making corn dollies themselves.
8th November: Payam Nabarz - Stellar Magic