Fri, Jul 07|
Online Zoom Event
Diviners on Divining: Philosophy with Kadmus
Time & Location
Jul 07, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Online Zoom Event
About the Event
Diviners On Divining is a monthly online class series hosted by The Cauldron Black and presented and chaired by Dr Alexander Cummins exploring the mysteries, minutiae, and mastery of divination with a range of visiting guest diviners.
The Diviners On Divining series consists of twelve monthly events across 2023 featuring a host of very special guest speakers discussing various fundamental aspects of divination: from focused exploration of particular systems and styles of oracular reading to widely-applicable techniques, tips, and tricks of interpretation, diagnosis, remediation, and enchantment for one’s personal and professional divinatory practices.
We are proud to host a fantastic range of guest speakers with an illuminating range of expertises for this series which welcomes conjure doctors, folk healers, mediums, astrolators, cartomancers, rune readers, witches, geomancers, candle-workers, and many other sorts of diviners and workers. We are excited to invite you to this series of talks celebrating the unfolding mysteries and practical wisdoms alike of divination in its many many forms, functions, and fashions.
Seeking knowledge of underlying influences and understandings through occult means has always required the prospective diviner to combine deep understanding of cosmic realities with pragmatic consideration of how to apply these divine messages to the actual living of everyday life. Such skill and cunning is sharpened not only by studying and practicing harder, but also smarter. Hence it is that philosophy - not merely a listing of dead people’s ideas but an active and engaged practice of thinking and knowing – can be of immeasurable assistance.
We are thus delighted to welcome diviner, philosopher, ceremonial magician, and pagan author Kadmus to this July edition of the Diviners on Divining series to speak on some of the philosophical dimensions and discourses that can assist us in developing the arcane literacy to read the specifics out of the timeless combinations of potential factors, forces, and forms.
Philosophy after all seeks as much to refine our questions as much as offer us easy answers. What does it mean to engage with the stories and tropes amassed and constellated in a spread, cast, or chart of divination? What do the diagnostics and prognostics of the soothsayer implicitly and explicitly speak of concerning the gods, nature, and the unfolding destiny of the cosmos? How can we think both critically and helpfully about our divinatory practices?
In the course of these discussions, we will consider the role of history as a living force and the importance of stories – of divination as reading into the story we are in and figuring out how to change the story.
We will also explore the connections and contrasts between divination and ambiguity of meaning, particularly in regard to the myriad polyvalent messages and meanings of epigrams and proverbs – of juggling their multiple even contradictory meanings as the entire art of wisdom in figuring out which meaning is right for the moment and momentum.
About the Presenter:
Kadmus is a practicing ceremonial magician. He has written extensively for the website Gods and Radicals and recently published the book True to the Earth: Pagan Political Theology through Gods and Radicals Press. He has also presented his paper "True to the Earth and a Pagan Conception of the Self" at the conference Rewriting the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis, and taught classes for several Salem Summer Symposiums and The Cauldron Black. Most recently he published the paper "Every Nekuomanteia is a Katabasis: On Navigating Underworld Guardians: Ancient Insights for Contemporary Necromancy" in Hadean Press’ Conjure Codex: Black anthology.
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