This list is the result of years of brainstorming. We’ve pulled many we have already done, but we do choose to repeat sometimes. Come on over to our facebook page, join, comment, and share your ideas on what you’d like to see panels cover. Even if we don’t do the panel, we may have a discussion on the topic in the fb group.
Please contact us if you would like to suggest an addition to this list, or be on a panel, or moderate one.
We usually have a panel on each of these subjects, each year covering one specific aspect of the large theme:
Divination of some sort Tarot/palmistry/dream ,
a Chronic Disease
These are other ideas we’ve tossed around over the years:
Art as a Spiritual Practice
Asceticism- Virtue or ego trap?
Agreements with other-world beings
Acceptance vs forgiveness
Afterlife, different views of
Agreements with the other side
Blocks- what turns off your abilities?
Body Modification as a spiritual/psychic practice
Body mind connection-
Book-learning vs learning from live teachers
Borrowed words- chi, ki, mana, prana, od, tabu, shaman
Ceremonial Food- magic food, food for special occasions, food energy
Community- what is it, how does it work, what does it do?
Consensual Reality (we create our own reality, but so does everyone else)
Cultural mis-appropriation, what is what isn’t
Dance Movement magick
Death/end of life
Different views of the Afterlife
Dream Panel (I’d love to have several perspectives on this)
Drugs, herbs, booze, and psychedelics in religion and psychic practice
Drugs & psychedelics in spiritual practice
Elementals- divas, spirits of nature
Embracing the Dark
Energy moving/creating gadgets, cages, structures (last year)
Asceticism- Virtue or ego trap?
Feng Shui- or simply effects of cleaning
Filters/ personal and cultural- how we interpret what we see and experience
Food / you are what you eat
Future- forming it/ predicting it
Gardening- working with moon cycles, plant spirits, real food,
Ghosts – the many kinds and views of them needs focus, this is a pretty universal concept, how about haunted cars?
Globalism- what we may be losing, what we can gain
Global Warming /Weirding /Climate change
Gullible vs open minded- how to be one, not the other
Handwork as a spiritual practice
Herbal (chemical, spiritual) mechanisms to help psychic practice
Holy vs Sacred To be part of vs being beyond
Implanted memories/the suggestible mind
In too deep/ too much religious/spiritual/psychic in your life
Law of Return (2 fold/3 fold/ karmic)
Man and his surroundings- how we change it, it changes us
Masons Secret Lodges
mediumship vs possession
Money and Religion
Monasticism- leaving the world
Monsters- vampires, shape shifters, cryptozoology
Mythology- new myths for the modern world,
New Age Harmonics
Occult in popular culture (which part)
The Other, permission to dismiss needs of “not us”
Other worlds and traveling into them
Palmistry Panels- how about changes in the lines of the hands?
Parapsychology- is it passé who do we still need to convince?
Past lives (regression)
Pollution- what pollutes/ Desecration what makes sacred?
Popular Fiction and the occult in it
Paranormal podcasts. Media radio shows
Prediction vs. prophesy
Psychological problems in psychics- how do you differentiate?
Request vs Compel/ magic and prayer
Rites of Passage how to make them meaningful
Role of the teacher or spiritual leader (how to avoid abuse)
See no evil, speak no evil, think no evil
Shamanic vs Shamanistic
Sorcery vs witchcraft- is magick learned or innate
Spiritual Practices- art, dance, handwork, “chop wood carry water”
Swallowing Frogs, anger/ emotions and illness
Superstitions pick some,
Things everybody knows that are wrong -we could get four totally unrelated things!
Urban vs Rural practice
Working with the mainstream (psychics and police, healers and doctors) maybe just pick one: doctors?
Words Borrowed words- chi, ki, mana, prana, od, tabu, shaman
Zombies (or “the unsouled”)