Headliner Workshops

We are excited that the following presenters will be joining us at Mystic South Conference 2022. Be sure to register today so you can attend their presentations, workshops, and performances!

We’ve listed the workshops that will be offered by each of our headliners below. Final dates and times will be provided in our registration packet at check-in. Don’t miss a moment! Register today!

Stephanie Rose Bird

The Keys to Southern Conjure Metal Magick

Stephanie Rose Bird shares insights on the elements, talisman, spells and amulets in Modern Southern Conjure that feature metals, such as skeleton keys, horse shoes, fools gold, coins, he/she and magnetic sand, and their African magickal & spiritual connections.

Hants in Lore & Life: Oral Storytelling and Demonstration on Dispelling Hants, with Q & A

A reading from Stephanie Rose Bird’s memoir that explores her personal introduction to hants, something well-known in Southern Lore of the past & present. This ends with a simulated hant Dispelling Hoodoo Ritual.

In the Element: a Water Ritual

All of the elements are important to magickal and spiritual practices. Water, from your local lakes, rivers , healing springs, magical falls, streams or ponds; rain and snow from the heavens; morning dew, tears or even the faucet—contains the potential to be transformative if engaged with knowledge and respect. This immersive and sensual ritual, employs the element of water to usher change into your life. * Bring a small vial of your favorite sacred water. Label the vial

David Salisbury

The Iron Pentacle

The Iron Pentacle is a tool for revolution, for yourself and the world around you. Through the five points of Sex, Pride, Self, Power, and Passion, we can unshackle our currents of personal power from the overculture’s grip. Running this power through the body can help you cultivate a greater sense of your true nature and bring about increased integrity and authenticity. In these trying times, this simple but powerful concept from the Anderson Feri Tradition is just the thing to steel your inner fire.

Shades of the Dead

From haints to wraiths, southern folklore has many names for the creatures of the night. In this survey of spirits from the south and beyond, we’ll explore how the presence of the dead presents magic workers with unique challenges and opportunities. Combining both modern mediumship and traditional witchcraft alike, learn how to identify spirits, channel messages from the beyond, work with ancestors, and (when necessary) exorcise unfriendly ghouls. 

Lobbying with the Lemegeton: Mastering Magical Activism

The U.S. south is a legendary home for cunning activism and the witches of the south are no exception. There is a new movement on the rise, one that brings the worlds of social justice and political activism together with the practice of witchcraft. Learn spells for self-protection and body shielding as well as methods of developing enhanced psychic intuition for situational awareness. Conjure spirits of defense, land spirits, ancestral spirits of activism, as well as your own personal guardian spirits. Whether you’re new to movement building or a seasoned advocate, anyone can join the “Magic Resistance.”

Thorn Moony

Magical Recordkeeping: Effective Journaling and Note Taking

Do you have a beautiful blank book on your shelf that you’re afraid to write in because you think you might ruin it? Have you never started a personal book of shadows because you want to make sure you get things just right? Do you start a new book every few months because you just can’t commit?  Do you wish you actually took notes while reading the way you think you should? In this class, we reconsider the purpose of magical recordkeeping. We discuss strategies for inspiring more writing, building consistency, and fostering both creativity and utility in your personal magical books. Bring your favorite notebooks, pens, and any stationary you’ve been neglecting!

Advancing the Witch’s Path: Getting Unstuck, Overcoming Burnout, and Moving Forward in Magic

Are you stuck on a plateau? Are you wondering where the advanced books are? Feeling exhausted or bored? Or maybe you’re the opposite — new, and totally overwhelmed by where to start! You’re not alone. Practically every witch or Pagan, no matter their personal path, will hit a wall at some point, and probably more than one! Beginners tend to get stuck when they’re bombarded by all the new info suddenly available to them, while more experienced practitioners are quick to tire of reading the same books over and over, wondering what comes next. If you’re a community leader or teacher, you may be struggling with burnout. In this workshop, we’ll look at spiritual plateaus and discuss strategies for jumping off of them and taking things to the next level. You’ll leave with practical, real-life tips designed to help you recharge your practice, strengthen your magical connections, and get you feeling excited about being a witch all over again.

Reading the Tarot Without Memorization

Many of us have a tarot deck (or three) stashed on a shelf or under an altar, abandoned because we just couldn’t get the hang of it. With seventy-eight cards (and reversals!), there’s just too much to memorize, especially if you’re just getting started. In this no-frills, hands-on workshop, Thorn gives you a series of strategies for reading the cards — for yourself and for others — without reaching for that little white book. You’ll be performing readings both for yourself and others, and will learn techniques that will keep you from getting stuck ever again. Do you prefer oracle decks? That’s fine! These strategies work just as well. Bring your favorite deck, or find a friend to share with!

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Regular Admissionshow details + $135.00 (USD)