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Sunday, March 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Grimoires to the Book of Shadows: A Short History of Magickal Books

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Many Modern Witches keep or have inherited a Book of Shadows unique to their tradition, but just how old is the idea behind the BoS? Could it have originated before Modern Witchcraft emerged in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s? Grimoires and other occult books have been an integral part of the Western Magickal Tradition for centuries, and their influence has been felt within a variety of spiritual and magickal traditions, and is still a large part of what many Witches and Pagans practice today. Come learn the histories behind such famous works as “The Key of Solomon” and Agrippa’s “Books of Occult Philosophy” and how the modern Book of Shadows went from being a well guarded secret to a system shared in a variety of popular printed works.

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Jason Mankey (he/him)

Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and at age 22 dedicated his life to the Craft. Today, Jason helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari, and writes books, like lots of books. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Terrace 4 AV