Mysterium will take place in virtual format February 4, 5, and 6, 2022.
To Register: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Joan Paulette Robinson, The Mask, the Dream and the Gift: A Tarot Playshop, Please bring your child-self and a tarot or oracle deck of your choice to this light-hearted, interactive experience. We will engage in sacred exploratory play with the cards and with each other in small groups. In this game, everyone wins!
Gina Lucariello, The Star Map In Me, The Road Ahead, As Above, so Below is the wisdom given to us from the Emerald Tablet. The stars, Above, make an energetic imprint on us from our first breath and we move through the world, Below, with the wisdom contained there in. What wisdom do you carry? How will you share that wisdom with the world around you? The Star Map gives an insight to the energies within us, the energies about us in the now, and the energies coming in the future. With the energies about and ahead, what role will we play? You do not need to know your own astrology chart to participate in this workshop, but it can be helpful. If you know your birth time, along with birthdate and birth location you can look here to see your natal chart. I am not endorsing this site’s interpretations, this is just a place you can get information about your Rising sign, Sun Sign, Moon Sign, etc.. https://alabe.com/freechart/default.asp. Even if you are not a fan of astrology, this workshop is still for you. See you there.
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.
Joan Paulette Robinson, has been reading tarot cards since her teens and is still crazy about them after all this time. She has led a series of introductory and intermediate classes in reading the tarot called Tarot Outside the Box, and also offers readings that combine tarot insights and Reiki healing. When not drooling over her newest tarot deck, she enjoys writing fiction and poetry as well as hiking and kayaking with her husband in the deserts, mountains, and rivers near their home on unceded Chemehuevi and Southern Paiute land in Boulder City, Nevada.
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 email@example.com; for any other questions please call Abigail at 702-450-0021.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Mysterium,
Abigail & Jeff McBride