I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia--but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains. -- Liber AL vel Legis 3:72
Programming for 2012
Adventures in Ecstatic Ritual PracticesFacilitated by Fr. Ziku and Fr. Ea
This workshop will cover the material needed to attend the Tempting Da'ath ritual. We will discuss various ecstatic and trance ritual practices including seething, glossolalia, assuming God-forms and more. Anyone may attend the workshop but attendance at the workshop is a pre-requirement to attend the ritual.
Alchemy AstrologyFacilitated by KC Wilkerson
How-to make, and read, a basic astrology chart. It can be used to understand more about yourself, and your relationships. This method is also designed for deciding the best date to start an important project. Explore the simple definitions of the Zodiac signs and planets. Reunite planetary influences with actual astronomical star data. Good for beginners and experienced astrologers alike. More info at: alchemyastrology.com.
Bull of Heaven: An Introduction to the Minoan BrotherhoodFacilitated by Michael Lloyd
The Minoan Brotherhood is a men's initiatory Witchcraft Tradition founded in 1977 by Eddie Buczynski, a Gardnerian and Welsh elder and Classical scholar. Its emphasis is to create a safe and sacred space for gay and bisexual men in which to work Witchcraft. Michael Lloyd will use his extensive research of Eddie Buczynski's life and times to provide some insight into the societal forces that drove Buczynski to create the Minoan Brotherhood, and will provide an elementary understanding of this men's mystery tradition.
Closing RitualFacilitated by Frater Ea & Coph Nia Staff
The closing ritual serves to thank the spirits for blessing our gathering and to ask for blessings and protection upon the attendees as we return to our home away from Coph Nia.
Create Your Own Tarot DeckFacilitated by Fr. Ziku
Have you ever wanted a tarot deck that is specifically tuned to your needs? Well, this workshop will help guide you on your way to creating your own tarot deck. We will talk about symbologies used in tarot decks, including astrology, numerology, suits, picture selections, etc. Let your imagination go wild. Card stock, colored pencils, and spare tarot decks will be provided. You just need to bring your imagination, your favorite tarot deck (if you have one) and know what your favorite tarot card is.
Daily TouchpointFacilitated by Frater Ea & Coph Nia Staff
The daily touchpoint provides an opportunity for attendees to receive updates to the gathering's schedule, make announcements and share experiences. They feature drumming, dancing and some fun. Attendees are encouraged to attend so as to "stay in the loop" as the gathering progresses.
Divination CircleFacilitated by Ocymvio
Many of us have skills in the various methods of Divination. This circle is to share your skills, methods, and/or books/websites. This can be Tarot, Runes, I Ching, or any other form of Divination that you are drawn to. Bring pen and paper
Hekate: Saffron Clad GoddessFacilitated by Ocymvio
While many associate Hecate with the Underworld, many overlook some of her other characteristics. This will be a guided meditation connecting you with 3 aspects of Hecate, Goddess of the Underworld, Saffron Clad Goddess an Goddess of the Heavens. Bring something comfortable to sit on or lay down on.
Intro to the OAVFacilitated by Frater Ea
The Ordo Aeternus Vovin is a Thelemic, Ceremonial magick order for gay and bisexual men. We teach gay and bi men tools for understanding themselves and their place in the universe. Come learn about the OAV, its curriculum and beliefs and history.
Main RitualFacilitated by OAV Initiates & Friends
The main ritual, held on Saturday night, is a community celebration of the power of the dying and rising God and of male energy. The main ritual will begin with a processional to the ritual grove.
Masked BallFacilitated by Frater Ea & Coph Nia Staff
The Masked Ball is part ritual/part party. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and costumes and come prepared to dance. We serve alcoholic punch and non-alcoholic drinks for those that wish and play a variety of pagan and dance music.
Opening MeetingFacilitated by Frater Ea & Coph Nia Staff
The opening meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to get acquainted with one another and for staff to make announcements about the operations of the festival. The opening meeting serves to "kick off" the gathering and features announcements, games, drumming and music.
Opening RitualFacilitated by OAV Initiates & Friends
The opening ritual of Coph Nia serves to invite the spirits of the land, the elements and the God and Goddess to join us in our gathering and bless our time together.
Qabalah 101: An IntroductionFacilitated by Frater Ea
Qabalah is a system of mysticism that forms some of the foundations of Western magick. Lately, it has become part of pop culture and as a result, few people really understand much about Qabalah. In this workshop, Frater Ea will discuss some of the basic concepts and correspondences of Qabalah as used in western ceremonial magick. Topics will include tarot, the Hebrew alphabet, the Tree of Life, and the four worlds.
Queer-aoke & Midnight MargaritasFacilitated by Frater Ziku & Coph Nia Staff
Yes! It's Karaoke! And Midnight Margaritas! And maybe a conga line. Who knows? It is definitely about getting know other attendees and having a good time. We'll have karaoke for those brave souls wishing to sing, midnight margaritas and a Chinese auction so bring lots of 1's!
Queering the HeavensFacilitated by Frater Ennugi
Sure, you have connections with pre-existing Gods, spirits, lwa, saints, and energies associated with queer energy. But have you ever wanted connections with a deity associated with modern queer life? Here's your chance to help create one! Come, get your creative juices flowing and help define such entities as the God of Leather, the Patron of Queens, the Hero of Pride, the lone Goddess of Flame Dames and/or anyone/thing else you feel belongs in a queer pantheon! Come prepared to create stories applicable to queer men in the modern age and have fun doing so!
Tempting Da'ath: Ecstatic RitualFacilitated by Fr. Ziku and Fr. Ea
This is a ritual that will have hands-on exercises of the different ecstatic ritual techniques discussed in the workshop. Come have an adventure in ritual practices that you may or may not have experienced before!! You MUST attend the workshop to attend this ritual.
Trine Ritual of the ElementsFacilitated by Frater Ea & OAV Initiates
The Trine Ritual of the Elements is a ceremonial magick ritual in which we explore the 5 elements of earth, air, fire, water and spirit through each of the 3 phases of birth, death and rebirth.