Philip H Farber on the Neurological Bases of Magick, in Los Angeles

Philip H Farber, author of FutureRitual: Magick for the 21st Century and Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem will present a 2-day experiential workshop exploring the neurological (and other) bases of invocation, June 5 & 6, 2010, in Los Angeles.
The Way of Woohoo:
Meta-Magick and the Art of Invocation

Two Day Seminar

June 5-6, 2010 (10am to 6pm each day)

Hosted by Mind Matters Restorative Hypnotherapy

“Philip H Farber has once again shown where magick meets the brain.” – Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP

Join Meta-Magick creator Philip H. Farber for an exhilarating journey through altered states and the interior realm of imagination, myth and entities. Phil will present Meta-Magick essentials along with brand new material from a forthcoming book. This is a great introduction to both magick and NLP and is highly recommended for practitioners who have been reading or working from books and would like some real-world, hands-on practice in a safe and supportive environment.

This seminar will explore in detail:

*The neurological basis for the experience of entities: gods, demons, angels and imaginary friends.

*The connections between states of consciousness, memory, and our sense of self.

*Powerful and practical methods for changing the maps and models upon which we base our beliefs and presuppositions about the world.

*How to use the brain you already own for enhanced healing, learning, or creativity.

*How to put some woohoo into everything you do.

Registration is $150 for the full two day event. Register before May 5, 2010 and pay only $125! (Registration includes full access to the seminar from 10am to 6pm both days. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.)

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The Way of Woohoo

Woohoo is the subtle difference between ordinary and exciting, the factor that makes just another stranger into your friend, your teacher, or your lover. Woohoo is what turns an activity into a passion; it’s what changes noise into song, foot movement into dance, travel into adventure, procreation into eros, and biological processes into a life worth living. Woohoo is the measure of intensity. It’s what continues to draw your attention, moment after moment. It’s what makes a feeling worth having. Like the Tao, true woohoo has no definite form. Your personal way of woohoo cannot be named; it is a flow of experience that changes from moment to moment.

The Model of Meta-Magick

Magick, as we’re using the term here, refers to a means of first perfecting the self so that the things that one may do will be done with power and effectiveness. This has always been the aim of magick: to understand the relationship between consciousness and the world in a way that allows us to re-create ourselves (and our world) in hedonic, healthy and practical ways. Our understanding and self-perfection allow us to fit into the world so well that we can influence it in accordance with our will.

Does this mean that magick is not the paranormal ability that we see in movies? It means that magick always works through the laws and channels of the universe. It means that much of what we do or experience as magick will occur through known channels. It is arrogant, however, to think that we know anywhere near all of these laws and channels. It means that some of what we do as magick will surprise us in ways that we cannot now predict. There’s plenty of room for awe, wonder, and the miraculous; indeed, these are frequent companions of woohoo.

Meta-Magick is a collection of opportunities to think about magick. Elements from a variety of theories and models, ranging from neuroscience to voodoo, are offered as clues to understand the phenomena we find in our magical experiments. Experimental results will undoubtedly differ from person to person. Ultimately, the model of magick and the direction that you take toward increased woohoo can be unique to you. There are no right or wrong results for any of the experiments. Whatever happens becomes data for your own map to the realm of woohoo.

Meta-Magick exercises can be practiced as a separate system of magick, however it is just as interesting to apply the insights gained from this exploration to a practice or system or you may already be familiar with. Or use these techniques to develop your own, personal system of magick from scratch. Or find the woohoo wherever it may lie and gather it into everything you see, hear, feel, taste and smell, throughout your life. In short, use this book to bring some woohoo to whatever you do.

Philip H. Farber is the author of Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem: Achieving New States of Consciousness Through NLP, Neuroscience and Ritual (Weiser Books, 2008), Futureritual: Magick for the 21st Century (Eschaton Productions, 1995), and The Great Purple Hoo-Ha: A Comedy of Perception (Mandrake of Oxford, 2010). His articles on magick, consciousness and popular culture have appeared in Green Egg Magazine, The Journal of Hypnotism, Hypnosis Today, Mondo 2000, High Times, Paradigm Shift, Reality Sandwich and other unique publications and web sites. Phil is a Certified Hypnotist and a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming, with a private practice in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit Phil at

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