Crucible was Saturday and as usual was a full day of learning, networking, and shinanigans.
I ended up being on two panels and giving two talks because of a last minute cancellation, so I did not get to as many talks as I usually do. In fact, other than events I was on stage for, there were only two slots. For the first I went to Kenaz’s talk on New Orleans Voodoo, which is a topic near and dear to my hear. I want to thank not only Kenaz and Kathy for their insight, but Andrieh Vitimus for sharing a very juicy piece of New Orleans tech involving chicken feet that neither I nor Kenaz had ever heard before.
Speaking of Andrieh, I was especially glad to break bread and be on panels with him several times over the course of the festival. I read his book “Hands On Chaos Magic” over the summer and loved it. Because I have certain criticisms of some Chaos Magic points, people assume that I hate Chaos Magic over all and dislike Chaos Magicians. Nothing could be further from the truth. Chaos Magic is a major influence on my thinking, and I count Chaotes amongst some of my most valued friends and advisers. It kind of sucked that I did not get to attend his talk Quantum Sorcery because there is some cross over between that and some of the stuff I am actively working on right now.
The reason I did not get to attend of course is that I was attending a talk called “Applied Hermetics: Conjuring a Better Tomorrow” by none other than Mr Pink… er I mean Rufus Opus. As always RO was on fire with the Holy Spirit as he passionately explained the Hermetic Cosmology and the Alchemical process of manifesting your Kingdom.
All in all, a great way to spend a Saturday/Sunday. Hope to see you there next year.