Cue the Norwegian death metal music score and strap on your dildos! It’s time for me to once again lead my popular workshop on the Great God Set and other “Dark” Deities! I’ll be speaking from 7 to 9 tomorrow night at Chicago’s awesome Alchemy Arts Bookstore, located at 1203 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, where the owner has known me since I was a high school sophomore!
Behold my whizz-bang marketing copy promoting the event:
Set. Loki. Ereshkigal. Nephthys. Veles. Hekate Khthonia. The Morrighan. Eris. Lucifer. Kali. Erzulie Dantor. Dionysos. La Santa Muerte.
Who’s afraid of the Dark? Plenty of people, even within Pagan and Polytheist communities. Sometimes professing devotion to ancient, complex Deities Who have acquired bad PR images over the centuries can get devotees labeled as “morbid” at the very least or “evil” at worst, and firmly set on the route to ostracism in certain traditions. What are some ways of incorporating these Holy Powers into one’s devotional practices, and why would one want to do so? Intended for an adult audience, this lively and edifying workshop will feature the sharing of academic insights as well as experiences in working with the Dark Goddesses and Gods of culturally specific pantheons—with a focus on ancient Egypt’s Set and Nephthys in particular. The 2-hour workshop will conclude with a modern Kemetic Reconstructionist devotional ritual to Nephthys, one of Whose epithets is Keku,“Darkness.”
I’ve created a Facebook Event for this workshop (and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am at the high RSVP count for a weekday night!) under the auspices of the Fellowship of Isis in Chicago Facebook Page, of which I am the site admin. Please “Like” us to stay current with our events!
If you’re in the area, I hope to see you at Alchemy Arts tomorrow night and let’s co-create some heka (magic) to usher in Thursday’s potent New Moon in Cancer Partial Solar Eclipse!