Author Jason Mankey

Jason will be presenting TWO CLASSES at this event. Each class is $25 or $40 for both. He will be happy to sign books after each class.

The first class is at 11:00 AM. We will open the doors at 10:30 AM.

Drawing Down the Moon
The Mechanics of Invoking Deity Description: The ritual of “Drawing Down the Moon” has become one of the most important and essential parts of Modern Wicca, but how did the concept and ritual develop, and what is really going on when you “draw down” deity? Mankey explores the history of the Drawing Down ceremony, focusing on its alleged origins in Ancient Greece and how the ceremony has developed in modern times. The differences between invoking and evoking will also be discussed, and what types of energy are associated with each. This workshop also provides information for performing your own “drawing down” ceremonies. One of the major differences between Modern Paganism and other living religions is how close we (Pagans) get to our deities, “drawing down” is the most powerful way to celebrate that closeness.

The Second class is at 1:00 PM

From The Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft
When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch-cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.” By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in¬depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

Jason is a fun dynamic speaker that always creates laughs. He is a Gardnerian Witch, Horned-God Expert, author of two books “The Witch’s Athame” and “The Witch’s Book of Shadows” He is the managing editor of Pantheos Pagan. He will be happy to sign copies of his books for you!

Class Options

All classes are held at:

The Open Eye
777 Minnewawa Suite 22, Clovis, California 93612
Unless otherwise noted.