Methods of Madness: Ecstasy, Trance, and Altered States - A HexFest 2023 Workshop with Levi Rowland

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Methods of Madness: Ecstasy, Trance, and Altered States

Featuring Levi Rowland

Saturday, August 12

5:00 pm

St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Full Schedule

On the path of magic, we shift our consciousness in altered states to practice divination, connect to the divine, and work wonders. In our modern world, finding the space and methods to truly delve into our practice is difficult. Screens scream for our attention and the glaring lights that surround us leave little space to dance, shout, work spells, or worship the gods.

In this class we will examine and practice the methods used to alter consciousness and induce the state of mind conducive to magic. We will go over the necessary preparations, and the pitfalls, of ecstatic power-raising methods. We will cover:

  • Dance, movement, and chanting.
  • Music, incense, and environment: setting the stage to be transformed.
  • Prayer, devotion, and the altar: how to delve into a serious practice.
  • Crafting powerful ritual.

This class will include both lecture and real-world practice, so be prepared to move and express yourself. The gods are waiting, and the mind is malleable. Come and delve into the methods of madness that lead to results.

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