ConVocation is a convention of the many mystical spiritual paths and faiths and the people that follow them who desire to teach each other and promote fellowship among all esoteric traditions.
Since 1995, this 4-day event has brought together over 100 classes and rituals presented by local instructors, internationally renowned guest speakers and authors. Along with workshops, ConVocation offers over 40 tables of merchandise in our Merchant Room, an Art Show and the largest indoor Drum Circle in the Midwest.
For 2013 our theme will be based on the message of the 19th card of the Tarot, The Sun. The theme we are working on from this card is “A Little Illumination, If You Please.” We will be focusing on the messages of the Sun, on our Inner Light, Reason, Personal Power or Youthful Exuberance. We will explore the masculine energies that come from the Sun, and how each of us in finding our Inner Power build our Community.
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