August 9 to 11, 2019 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans

Workshop

The Magic of Abramelin

Featuring Austin Shippey

Saturday, August 10

1:30 pm

St Mary Salon 2 [map]

Full Schedule

Perhaps the most influential grimoire on modern magic, The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage offers a lengthy and rigorous process of initiation into its powerful magical system—one that predates and has inspired most of the world’s major occult systems. It is a book both feared and forbidden yet mysterious and intriguing. Yet it is also often avoided for its mystery and complexity. Author Austin Shippey shakes the dust off of this enigmatic tome and welcomes you into its formidable pages. Legend says that the misuse of the Abramelin operation within the book’s pages has caused insanity, infestation of homes by demons, and devastating curses to be brought upon the hapless dabbler who dares to leave the rites unfinished. Infamous magician Aleister Crowley attempted the lengthy rite … and failed—causing the notorious historic Boleskine house to be consumed by demons. The house was described as haunted by nearly all of its residents and later burned to the ground. Crowley kept a detailed binder of the magical squares of Abramelin and warned that the uninitiated could bring death and misery upon themselves simply by glancing at the squares. The acclaimed horror film A Dark Song artfully brought the rituals of Abramelin to life with such potency and magical allure that it resulted in one of the finest occult movies of all time and showed the true greatness of the book’s remarkable power. In truth, this oft-feared book offers an effective method to “gain knowledge and conversation with one’s Holy Guardian Angel," and, from this pure and enlightened state, to learn to subdue the legions of so-called “demonic” spirits. Once attained, this power is said to grant the magician further knowledge and understanding of every true magic that exists. Austin will begin with a purification ritual to attune participants to the unique energies of the work. From there, you will explore the history and practice of the book and explore the magical squares that purport to perform so many miraculous feats of magic. Finally, you’ll perform a selection of simple spells from the book. To the serious occultist, the pursuit of the magic of Abramelin will grant a profound understanding of both the self and of the magical arts. For those of you who dare, join Austin Shippey as you explore this ancient, terrifying, and revered magical system that has influenced all of that practices that have come since.

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