Mysterium will take place in virtual format February 4, 5, and 6, 2022.
To Register: Send an email to email@example.com with your email and phone number. Please title the email ‘Mysterium,’ and we will send you the link to our virtual gathering as the weekend draws near!
“Light is returning, even though this is the darkest hour. No one can hold back the dawn…”
Please note, due to size restrictions, we are limited to 40 participants, first come, first served.
The event is held in a secret location, along with complete detailed schedule of events will be divulged only to those who register!
MYSTERIUM is whispering your name….
Join us for an alchemical blend of music, art, ritual theater, deep play, magick, spoken word poetry, invocation, meditation, divination, transformation, illumination and celebration!
Now is the time to open to new mysteries, deeper layers of knowing, and clearer ways of understanding.
The time for MYSTERIUM is fast approaching, and we wanted to let you know that the door is swinging open for you to join us.
Alchemy has been defined as the ancient and modern art of transmuting matter into spirit.
Alchemy teaches us how to experience our day to day lives on a much deeper spiritual and magickal level. Modern alchemy is not an esoteric study of hidden things, but a joyful discovery of the deeper mysteries we can experience in everyday things, and in each other.
Seeking community, friendship, knowledge, and fun?
This weekend, we will explore how we, as individuals and as a community, can refine and develop our understanding, through discussion, experiential workshops, movement, dreaming and celebration.
…an in-gathering of old and new friends, a point in time where we can reflect, as individuals and a community, the light that shines within each and every one of us.
…an opportunity to play, to create, to learn, to deepen in our relationships with each other and ourselves as we mark the wheel’s turning from darkness toward luminosity. Many of us will be wearing white for the evening’s ceremony; please join us!
The MYSTERIUM RITUAL is…
…our Saturday working, a journey through mind, body and spirit using music, movement, voice and stillness to turn heavy lead into purest gold.
… PLUS the weekend includes engaging playshops presented by Jeff McBride, Abigail Spinner McBride, and our special guests.
MYSTERIUM is an exploration into the Alchemical Arts. During our time together, we will have several guest teachers presenting some outstanding offerings.
Maja D’Aoust, Exploring Alchemy and Consciousness with the Witch of the Dawn, Utilizing Alchemy to contact the Holy Daimon. For centuries Goddess traditions such as the Cybele worshipers and the Oracles performed alchemical techniques in order to unite with heaven to perform the function of the high priestess, unifying Heaven and Earth in the service of entire communities. Learn about these lost arts and how the Catholic Church nearly completely eradicated them. Maja will also be presenting, Integrating Alchemy and the Tarot, using the White Witch Tarot deck and its unique Alchemically based spread learn to use ancient principles of Alchemy while we perform some live Divination.
Ferdinando Buscema will be joined by Jeff McBride in a lively conversation about how we can create more powerful transformational experiences on large and small scale, using the tools of psychomagic, ritual theater and the profound power of personal interaction. Website: www.ferdinando.biz. Please check him out here: On The Edge-How to Build a House of Cards That Does Fall Apart Two Minutes Later
Steven Curtin, The Triune Brain Theory and Alchemical Phases, Did you know you have not one, but three brains? After this presentation you will know why thinking about emotions can sometimes be like dancing about architecture, and why our emotions frequently defy conscious logic, and offer a pathway to our animal selves. This inner trinity maps to the universal trinity of the alchemical phases, “as within, so without.”
Joan Paulette Robinson, Spread the Love Tarot Game—love grows when we share it. In this tarot game we will ask the tarot to show us how to better love ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. In small groups, we will create a collective reading to share with each other.
Morganne Baum, The Alchemical Oracle, Morganne will be presenting her divination system The Alchemical Oracle as it relates to the Tarot and the seven stages of alchemy. Learn about the gifts and lessons each stage has to teach us, and the shadow side of these lessons. Also discover what the major Arcana of the Tarot look like through the lens of alchemy. For more info www.alchemicaloracle.com
Gina Lucariello, Planetary Hours, How to use the flow of energy for planning life events, Do you know how to use the energetic flow of a day to your advantage? Learn what witches and astrologers alike know about getting the most out of a day. In this workshop you will learn how to calculate planetary hours and align with them to plan events so that you are in flow with the energy around you.
Abigail McBride, High Priestess of the Family of Fire, will take us on an adventure of DEEPENING INTO MYSTERIUM, through breath, gaze, touch and imagination, we will find our ways into the layers of awareness and connection.
Jeff McBride, Master Magician and Alchemist, will share new magical mysteries, and will bring somewhat of his treasure for the delight and education of all.
Mysterium 2022 Presenters
Maja D’Aoust, is a practicing Witch and scholar of alchemy and occult lore. After completing her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, she earned her master’s degree in transformational psychology with a focus on shamanism, the I Ching, and ancestors. She is the author of The Occult I Ching; Secret Language of Serpents; Familiars in Witchcraft and A Witch’s Bestiary, coauthor of The Secret Source, and creator of a Tarot deck, The White Witch Tarot. She lives in Los Angeles.
Ferdinando Buscema is a Magic Experience Designer: an international consultant specialized in the design of ‘magical experiences’ for high-end clients, big corporations, and leading universities. With a background in mechanical engineering, psychology and hermetic traditions, he’s presently the Magician-In-Residence at the Palo Alto-based think tank Institute For The Future. As an acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist he performs worldwide and is also a credited performer at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, the most exclusive stage for magical entertainment.
Steven Curtin is a Wisconsin born Detroit area musician/engineer/
Joan Paulette Robinson, fell in love with the tarot in a mall bookstore at the age of fifteen and has been on her own Fool’s Journey ever since! In addition to tarot study, she is a student of the Hermetic Qabalah with the Servants of the Light and a wicca student with Inner Circle Sanctuary. She also teaches yoga at her local library, and enjoys hiking and kayaking with her husband and dog.
Morganne Baum has been studying the Tarot for over 25 years, and has developed her own system of divination called The Alchemical Oracle that combines the principles of alchemy along with the Tarot, mythology, ritual symbolism, and her own interpretations.
Gina Lucariello, has been studying astrology for over 25 years and reads charts professionally through her practice, Winter Moon Astrology and Tarot. She is an avid tarot student and has been a professional reader for the last 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara having completed a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Physical Geography, as well as a Masters Degree in Science Education. Gina began her magical and alchemical studies as an initiate witch of Coven of the Dawn in Glendale, California in 2000. Inspired by the work of the Coven, Gina began her journey as a student of healing arts, becoming a Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, A Licensed Acupuncturist, and a Diplomate of the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics in 2005. Gina is also a teacher of high school Chemistry and Environmental Science, which has brought her immeasurable joy over the last 20 years. Gina joined Spark Collective fire circle community in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 where she served as a Core Member for 3 years. In that time, she was on the planning team, has been the registrar, and also a facilitator for Ignite fire circle twice in its three year run. She met Vegas Vortex community at Illumination gathering in 2012 and has been an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of fire circle ever since. Gina has served as the Vegas Vortex registrar for the last 5 years.
FEATURED GUEST PRESENTERS:
Abigail McBride Musician, Magician, Massage Therapist, Counselor and Queen Bee of the Magic and Mystery School. Jeff often refers to Abigail as his “Swiss Army Wife,” due to her wide array of skills and talents. With a background in music, dance and body/mind wellness, Abigail is consistently creatively engaged. You will find her working with her clients on the massage table, digging in the garden, playing various musical instruments, working behind the scenes of the Magic & Mystery School, singing, teaching meditation classes, cooking up a vegetarian feast, practicing dance, yoga and magic, and gazing lovingly into the eyes of her husband, magician Jeff McBride.
Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic. Naming him “Vegas’ Best” Magician several years ago, the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote: “Light years ahead of the pack.. McBride is easily the most exciting and mesmerizing magician I’ve seen in years.” For several years, McBride headlined at Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas, where he was voted critics’ choice as Best Magician in Las Vegas. He is also a three-time Guinness World Record holder. The Magic Circle, among the world’s most prestigious magic societies, wrote that “McBride may well be the most influential magician of our time,” not only for his performing work, but because he has become magic’s foremost teacher. He is the founder of the McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and regularly teaches and lectures at magic conventions around the world.
Please note, due to the deep nature of this gathering, you must have either attended one of our Vegas Vortex events before, or be Sponsored in by someone who has.
For questions about registration send email to the Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org; for any other questions please call Abigail at 702-450-0021.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Mysterium,
Abigail & Jeff McBride