Theurgy and Drawing Down the Moon: Theurgicon 2010
Theurgy is the late Classical Neoplatonic practice whose closest modern equivalent is Drawing Down the Moon. In both cases the practitioner achieves temporary unity with a deity, and is to some degree transformed in the process. These similarities, along with some others, are the reason why some investigators of our history argue that Wicca's earliest major roots lie not in Celtic Britain or stone age Europe but in late Classical times.
On Saturday August 28 a number of experienced Pagans will be presenting Theurgicon in Berkeley, California.
Tony Mierzwiki will give a talk on Hermeticism followed by Brandy Williams on the Chaldean Oracles in the Western Mystery Tradition. Don Frew will present on Neoplatonism and Wicca today, Diana Young on the Nexus of Mystic and Magus and Sam Webster on Theurgy in our community. Details of these presentations can be seen here.
If you are able to attend and are interested in how contemporary Paganism may owe an enormous debt to our late Classical ancestors, and can still learn from them, you might think about attending. Barring the unexpected I'll be there for sure.