November 6-8, 2020
In partnership with Owlkeyme Arts and The Mystic Dream Academy, Modern Witch™ presents the first biannual Official Witches’ Sabbat!
The Official Witches Sabbat is a biannual assembly of contemporary witches and occultists that features a wide range of workshops, rituals, traditions, and artistry. Each gathering sources the best teachers, presenters, and content creators to provide attendees with a thoroughly modern experience that caters to their growing interest in the fields of witchcraft, occultism, psychic development, the paranormal, and the mystical.
The theme for the first Official Witches’ Sabbat (11/6-11/8/2020) is Summoning.
Live and recorded versions of featured content available from these educators!
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Can’t make all of them? No worries, we have you covered! Each workshop will be recorded on YouTube and you’ll have exclusive access to each so you won’t miss a thing!
That’s right! 8 additional classes from our featured presenters! Enjoy short and poignant workshops from each of our featured presenters that will help you take your magic to the next level!
In addition to our featured presenters, hear from some of the newest voices in occultism.
Your program for this convention is not just your guide, it is a grimoire of where all of the content, bonus content, and schedule can be found.
An awards ceremony celebrating the best in media and content creation. Only attendees of the Official Witches’ Sabbat will have access to this live event. Everyone else has to wait until the following day.
Exclusive access to the Official Witches’ Sabbat Digital Green Room! Hang out with other attendees and discuss things in real time! Stay connected with your new friends, and keep the magic going no matter where you are.
Enjoy the live events from anywhere using your mobile device or tablet or watch on your computer or television! With livestream access you can participate from the comfort of any device!
Having a great time? Attendees get access to exclusive merchandise like kits, t-shirts, and more to help make the experience last even longer!
3:00 PM – Discord Happy Hour
Join the Official Witches’ Sabbat crew for introductions and social mixing live on Discord!
5:30 PM – Hail and Welcome! w/ Devin and Tempest
6:00PM – Journey to the Sabbat Trance Ritual – Storm Faerywolf
The fantastical tales of the Witch’s sabbat, which scandalized medieval Europe, contained fragments of authentic visionary lore. These are oneiric entry-points into the Witches Dream: TheEternal Sabbat of celebration and magic, from which all Witches may draw inspiration and power. Join us as we shed our worldly forms to let our spirits fly, free into the night, by broom and stang, by dark of night, to where Witches dance and hold their secret rites. Together we will convene to meet the spirit of the Witch’sFire, tostrengthen our connection to the Witch Power: the unspeakable and ancient magicwhich guides our path and deepens our Craft
7:00PM – Q&A with Storm Faerywolf
Each attendee gets access to exclusive content from our Special Guest Presenters!
9:00 – A Craft Like Me: Queering Our Magical Praxis w/ Misha Magdalene
As both the number and the visibility of queer and trans practitioners within Pagan, polytheist, and magical communities increases, so too does the need to engage critically with the practices within our traditions which are grounded in binary, cisgender, heterocentric ideas about gender and sexuality. This presentation presents ways we can all explore our extant magical traditions and work to adapt and develop new practices which are reflective of our lived experiences as queer witches, magicians, and devotees.
10:00 – Q & A w/ Misha Magdalene
11:00 – The Business of Witchcraft w/ Laura Tempest Zakroff
In modern times, there is a tendency to view the Witch largely in religious or spiritual terms, or an identity. But when we look through a more historical lens, it’s clear that being a Witch has largely been a vocational matter for a very very long time. (A job!) All of these things can also overlap and coexist, depending on how you look at your practice and conduct your business. Whether you write books, make art or music, craft oils, tinctures, or soaps, create jewelry, offer readings, teach classes, run a store or other kind of service, throw events, etc – or are the customer for any of these things – there’s an exchange to be considered. In this workshop we’ll explore what happens when money enters into the magical equation including: energy exchange, personal values, presentation, finances, goals, client needs, health, boundaries and more.
12:00 – Q&A w/ Laura Tempest Zakroff
1:00 – Black Like Me w/ Najah Lightfoot
2:00 – Q&A w/Najah Lightfoot
3:00 – Crystal Familiars w/ Devin Hunter
A Familiar Spirit is an intermediary ally that helps the witch walk between the worlds. A crystalized mineral is a solid mineral whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. In this workshop we will explore the sorcerial processes of summoning, incubating, and bringing forth a crystal familiar; a unique spirit companion capable of harnessing the vibrations of a crystalized mineral during its actualization. We will explore the theory, praxis, and protocols necessary for working with these fascinating allies.
4:00 – Q&A w/Devin Hunter
6:00 – THE 2020 WITCHIES
8:00 – The Witchies Discord Afterparty
9:00 – Rooted: Connecting with Land Spirits w/ Temperance Alden
10:00 – Q&A w/ Temperance Alden
11:00 – TRUE DREAMING & SPIRIT FLIGHT: The Science and Art of Lucid Dreaming & Astral Projection w/ Mat Auryn
Witch trial accounts across Europe had a common theme of alleged witches claiming to or being accused of soaring through the night sky to the Witches’ Sabbath. Inquisitors usually took this as the accused believing this was literal flight – seeing the witches as either delusional or supernatural. However, evidence from these accounts points to these men and women understanding that they were engaging in what we now refer to as astral projection and that the Sabbath was either a dream experience, an astral experience, or both.
This engaging workshop covers some of the most reliable practical techniques for lucid dreaming, controlled astral and etheric navigation, a discussion of the occultism and science behind it. Through personal exploration beyond the physical body, you can gain first hand personal gnosis and a deeper spiritual foundation through direct experience. Learn step-by-step exercises, tips, techniques and troubleshooting advice to have your consciousness flying beyond this reality, and perhaps you too will be able to access the Witches’ Sabbath in the astral.
12:00 – Q&A w/Mat Auryn
1:00 – Creating & Maintaining Summoning Altars w/ Judika Illes
Numerous ways to successfully summon spirits exist. The use of altars is among the most satisfying, beautiful, creative, and effective. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques for building these altars, whether permanent or temporary, inside or outside, massive, mid-sized, or petite. In addition to summoning spirits, these altars can serve as a communication device to the other realms. They may also be used to create amulets, talismanic jewelry, and other magical power objects for your own benefit, as well as for those you love.
This workshop explores the magical philosophy behind these altars, as well as practical techniques for summoning and serving a diverse variety of spirits including deities, saints, ancestors, and the dead. Topics covered will include:
2:00 – Q&A w/ Judika Illes
3:00 – Closing Trance Working w/ Storm Faerywolf
3:30 – Hail and Farewell – w/ Devin and Tempest
a shared part of our witchcraft heritage
“Somewhere in time, lost in the fog of memory and myth, lies a realm where witches dance with ghosts and spirits of all kinds… Here our most sacred rites, rites that bind us as witch-kin across tradition and lineage are performed. Here we surrender to Quintessence as ink surrenders unto water, merging life force and essence, losing separateness and dissolving into oneness with the Witch Power and those who serve as its agents.”
– Devin Hunter, The Witch’s Book of Mysteries
by Devin Hunter and Laura Tempest Zakroff
Devoted to cultivating modern approaches to an ancient art, bestselling witchcraft and occult authors Devin Hunter and Laura Tempest Zakroff are the organizers of the Official Witches’ Sabbat.
Inclusivity Statement: All are welcome here at the Official Witches’ Sabbat regardless of their age, gender, tradition, experience level, sexuality, etc. We cultivate an environment where all attendees can be rest assured that their safety, comfort, and engagement matter to us more than any other factor.
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Stick around after each live event for a moderated 30 min question and answer session with the presenter!
Our exclusive discord server will be open for attendees throughout the duration of the event. Chat, network, talk to some of the presenters live!
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