Every year, the Sacred Space Conference serves up top-notch esoteric and occult workshops and ritual, and 2020 is no exception. This year’s conference will be special, however, because it’s joining forces with the Between the Worlds (BTW) Conference, only held every few years. The last time the two conferences merged was 2015.
What I love about Sacred Space and BTW is that I get to geek out in both intellectual and experiential ways about magick with a wide array of people, and learn from teachers with a wide array of perspectives and backgrounds. There’s plenty of opportunity to chat with practitioners from all over the world, too. And when the two conferences merge, the main rituals and gala are particularly grand.
Many magickal practitioners are turned off by Hermetic Qabala because, at first glance, it appears to be a deeply patriarchal and hierarchal tool with strong Abrahamic underpinnings: something both familiar and often repellant to those of us brought up in conservative, Abrahamic faiths. Today, we seek tools and traditions that are egalitarian, inclusive, and empowering – why bother studying this dusty, complicated, old magical tool?
In my work with the Tree, however, I’ve found that both the glyph and its associated imagery and energy flows are decidedly queer.