Despite what you’ve been told, America has long been a hotbed for magic and the occult. While the Golden Dawn was stealing headlines in the 19th Century, we Yanks were busy inventing Spiritualism and refining sex magick. Join us as we peek inside some of America’s earliest (and most influential) spell books, and pay a visit to the Church of Aphrodite (founded in 1935). From Johnny Appleseed to Jack Parsons it’s a whirlwind tour of America’s occult legacy; a legacy that’s still helping to shape Modern Paganism today.
Jason Mankey is an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer. As a recognized authority on the Horned God, Contemporary Pagan History, and Led Zeppelin, Jason has given hundreds of talks on those subjects (and more) at various Pagan festivals across North America. He currently writes for Patheos.com on the blog “Raise the Horns” attracting thousands of readers every month. Jason lives in Sunnyvale, CA with ihs wife Ari and two small cats.
Saturday February 23, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
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