Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the author of many award winning books, including Magick of Reiki, Spirits Allies, The Mighty Dead, and Gay Witchcraft. He is the co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and non-profit, and headmaster of the Temple’s school, based upon his popular Temple of Witchcraft series.
He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.
FRIDAY WORKSHOP: Protection Magick Explore the techniques of psychic self defense and the rituals of protection magick. Learn how to protect and balance yourself and home. Discuss potential psychic dangers, drains and trauma from other people, your environment, and yourself. Understand how to counteract these dangers and create new healthy habits that will protect your energy. Create energetic protection shields through meditation and ritual. Explore your relationship with your guardian spirits, angels, deities and totem animals. Work with protective crystals, herbs and symbols to make protection amulets. Explore the concepts of curse breaking, the evil eye, bindings and bottle spells. Learn energy cleansing techniques to create a balanced, sacred environment to promote health and well being. Grounded in a philosophy of spirituality and self empowerment, based on the book, the Witch’s Shield, by Christopher Penczak
SATURDAY WORKSHOP: The Gates of Witchcraft: Twelve Paths of Power, Trance and Gnosis Traditionally witches use a variety of methods to enter trance or raise power. In the original Gardnerian Book of Shadows, Eight Paths of Power are listed. Modern witches explore all of these paths and more. Join us in a survey of the paths of power, including meditation, breath work, music, dance, isolation, intoxicants, sexuality, ordeals, location, timing, vestments and dreams.
SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Walking with the Merlin Merlin is one of the most recognized figures of Western Myth, the teacher and magician to King Arthur’s Court. His presence looms over the mysteries of magick and the intersection of British Paganism and Christianity. Wise One, Druid, Prophet, Madman and Priest of the Old Ways, he still guides us into the mysteries of the land, the dragon kings, sovereignty, the sword, grail and stone, Avalon and the Goddess. Experience working with Merlin through an extended guided vision, drawing from the western occult tradition and Christopher’s experiences on a magickal retreat in Wales.