Meta-Magick with Philip H. Farber


Magical States with Philip H. Farber, Jan. 12 - Feb. 22, 2015

Magical States of Mind
with Philip H. Farber
January 12 - February 22, 2015

Magick and mysticism have long been associated with trance states, ecstatic experiences, and transcendent awareness. How important are techniques for altering consciousness in achieving magical outcomes? Are there safe and effective methods for exploring and understanding how our minds shift from state to state, from mundane to magick and back again? Get ready to wear a lab coat over your ceremonial robes as we join Brain Magick author Philip H. Farber for a six-week series of experiments in internet- and home-based magick.

Want a fun and useful introduction to the basics (and some advanced stuff, too!) of magick and consciousness exploration? Whatever level of experience you have, this course will offer insight and practice to deepen your understanding. Expect thorough exploration of:

Magick Basics – What is magick and what can we do with it? How do we create ritual and ritual frames? How are states of consciousness important in magick and ritual?

Altered States – What makes a state useful? How do we notice and calibrate state changes? Can we recreate or access states through hypnosis?

States and Entities – What is the connection between states and entities such as gods, demons, angels, imaginary friends, and servitors? How do we use states to contact and communicate with entities?

Advanced Techniques of State Control – How do magicians use entheogens, meditation, dreaming, ritual and other techniques?

Cannabis - The use of the herb has been so closely associated with magick and mysticism, it deserves its own discussion. Was cannabis at the origins of magick? What place did it play in the history of magical traditions? What is it about this plant that makes it so conducive to ritual work?

Ritual Design and True Will - How do we use techniques of magick and state control to create the life and world that we want?
This is a practical, experiential course (of course, only legal experiments will be encouraged). Most of us have some opinions or beliefs about magick – let’s test those ideas out in controlled ways. All texts and multi-media will be provided. Make Uncle Al proud: come prepared to participate! (And, actually, neither lab coats nor ceremonial robes will be necessary – the only prerequisite or preparation will be your willingness to experiment!)

Register now, $79.00 USD for 6 weeks:

About the course: The course will be held ONLINE in a private forum where we will participate in group experiments and discussion. There are no particular times for classes - you can join in at the time of day most appropriate for you. Thise means that anyone, from any part of the world, can participate. All you need is a computer and the means to get online to the forum. Class login information will be provided to registered participants shortly before the first day of class.

Philip H. Farber is the author of Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem – Achieving New States of Consciousness Through NLP, Neuroscience and Ritual (Weiser Books, 2008), Brain Magick: Exercises in Meta-Magick and Invocation (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2011), and other books. He is a Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, a Hypnosis Instructor with the Society for Experiential Trance, a Master Practitioner and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and an author of many articles about hypnosis, consciousness, meditation and popular culture. He was an entertainment journalist for more than a decade and has made many media appearances, including one in the documentary film Programming the Nation, about the impact of subliminal advertising. Mr. Farber has been booked to present lectures, workshops and seminars at conferences throughout the United States and UK (including the National Guild of Hypnotists conference, the International Conference on Shamanism, the Equinox Festival, the Starwood Festival, and many more). His own seminars have filled venues in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, London, Amsterdam, and many other locations.

“Philip H. Farber has once again shown where magick meets the brain.” – Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP

“[This is] the first magick manual entirely contemporary with modern science and the only one that will really prepare the student for life in the 21st Century.” – Robert Anton Wilson, author Cosmic Trigger and Illuminatus

"Phil Farber has a genius for transformative edu-tainment. His writing captures the warmth and liveliness of his workshops because multisensory experiential processes are part of every page." --Iona Miller, co-author of The Modern Alchemist

"Meta-Magick is a brilliant and patently original book of magical instruction that future generations will revere as an 'ancient classic.'" -- Lon Milo DuQuette, author of My Life with the Spirits and Enochian Vision Magick

"The intent of Farber's ongoing literary sigil is to move his readers beyond the practice of individual magicks into the shared space of collective, consensual hallucination.... Farber quickly branches out in new directions - casting a visionary world picture as if it were a guide book, a description and instruction manual to a realm that is quite literally created in the process of its depiction and subsequent imagination." - Douglas Rushkoff, author of Coercion and Media Virus


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