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12:00 am

Tall Ship Eagle in Salem

August 9 @ 12:00 am - August 10 @ 12:00 am

The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem this summer!  She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, August 9 and she will be in port a Salem Wharf, 10 Blaney Street, until August 11. nEAGLE, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only...

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10:00 am

Astrology Chart Reading 101 with Jennifer Lapierre

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This lecture is intended for those with zero experience in reading astrological charts. I will use the natal charts of lecture participants and cover planets, zodiac signs, and houses. By lecture’s end, those crazy glyphs and squiggles will no longer be a foreign language! *Participants should ideally email their birth data beforehand to snow.wahine@gmail.com nLearn...

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD presented by Kaleidoscope Theater

August 9 @ 10:00 am

This musical adaptation of the familiar children’s theatre fairy tale has audience involvement and participation galore! From a unique beginning to a fun-filled happy ending, the traditional characters come to life through song, dance and laughter. As our wily old wolf says, “My ‘tail’ is a great tale to be told!” nTIX & INFO: nsmt.org/kidsnBY PHONE:...

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An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets and Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since Biblical Times, the Children of Israel have had a rich and powerful tradition of spiritual workings. Although heavily suppressed among kabbalistic scholars by the rabbinical authorities in the 1400s, these teachings and practices remained vital in the folk life of the Jewish people. The concepts and approaches have become fundamental to magical practices around...

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An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets & Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since Biblical Times, the Children of Israel have had a rich and powerful tradition of spiritual workings. Although heavily suppressed among kabbalistic scholars by the rabbinical authorities in the 1400s, these teachings and practices remained vital in the folk life of the Jewish people. The concepts and approaches have become fundamental to magical practices around...

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Double Trouble Geomancy Power Hour with Dr. Alexander Cummins and Sam Block (polyphanes)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come on down for a two-hour introductory crash course in the wonderful divinatory art of geomancy!  A thousand-year-old system of divination that started in the sands of old Arabia and the Sahara, this system of divination left a lasting impact on Western occulture and spiritual practices for hundreds of years.  Undergoing a modern renaissance of...

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You Put What in There?! the Historical and Practical Use of Witch Bottles with Julia Penelope

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Witch bottles are one of the most historically documented countermagick devices found in Europe and places colonized by Europeans. Traditionally they were usually filled with sharp metal objects, hair/nails, various forms of liquid (often urine) and often hidden within walls or buried under doorsteps in an effort attract and trap psychic attacks directed at their...

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An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets & Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since Biblical Times, the Children of Israel have had a rich and powerful tradition of spiritual workings. Although heavily suppressed among kabbalistic scholars by the rabbinical authorities in the 1400s, these teachings and practices remained vital in the folk life of the Jewish people. The concepts and approaches have become fundamental to magical practices around...

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Double Trouble Geomancy Power Hour with Dr. Alexander Cummins & Sam Block (polyphanes)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come on down for a two-hour introductory crash course in the wonderful divinatory art of geomancy!  A thousand-year-old system of divination that started in the sands of old Arabia and the Sahara, this system of divination left a lasting impact on Western occulture and spiritual practices for hundreds of years.  Undergoing a modern renaissance of...

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An Introduction to Jewish Magic – the Magical Scriptures, Amulets & Teachings of the Children of Israel with Brother Moses

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since Biblical Times, the Children of Israel have had a rich and powerful tradition of spiritual workings. Although heavily suppressed among kabbalistic scholars by the rabbinical authorities in the 1400s, these teachings and practices remained vital in the folk life of the Jewish people. The concepts and approaches have become fundamental to magical practices around...

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Double Trouble Geomancy Power Hour with Dr. Alexander Cummins & Sam Block (polyphanes)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come on down for a two-hour introductory crash course in the wonderful divinatory art of geomancy!  A thousand-year-old system of divination that started in the sands of old Arabia and the Sahara, this system of divination left a lasting impact on Western occulture and spiritual practices for hundreds of years.  Undergoing a modern renaissance of...

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12:00 pm

History Alive Presents “Two Points Off the Weather Row”

August 9 @ 12:00 pm

History Alive, Inc. presents Two Points Off the Weather Bow. Two Points is a new, musical, audience-immersive play about life on New England’s whaling ships. Free for Salem Residents. Old Town Hall. August 5th-9th. Sign up at the box office cart (open at 10:30) Space is limited. First come, first reserved. www.historyalivesalem.com n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/history-alive-presents-two-points-off-the-weather-row/2019-08-09/

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1:00 pm

Talismanic Creation in the Solomonic Tradition with Mani C. Price

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will cover a brief and condensed summary on the history of magical talismans in the Solomonic Tradition including an examination of talismans from the Picatrix, the Lesser and Greater Keys of Solomon,and the Book of Oberon. Students will participate in creating their own personal talisman to take home and use. Ritual...

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The Role of Magic in a Pagan Cosmos with Kadmus

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How does magic fit into the structure of reality and what makes it possible? Different metaphysical and theological views will have different answers to this question. This lecture will explain the unique role and nature of magic within a pagan/polytheistic understanding of the cosmos. Specific topics touched upon will include the relation of magic to...

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Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action with Nate Speare and Mythopoetic Astrology

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action” is a workshop of exercises designed to activate the archetypes of astrology by exploring our everyday life situations with a poetic basis of mind. Participants will immerse themselves in extended range vocal work, uncovering how the gods and goddesses of astrological lore live between boundaries of pitch, tone and timbre...

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Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action with Nate Speare & Mythopoetic Astrology

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Astro-Dramas: Planetary Rhetoric in Action” is a workshop of exercises designed to activate the archetypes of astrology by exploring our everyday life situations with a poetic basis of mind. Participants will immerse themselves in extended range vocal work, uncovering how the gods and goddesses of astrological lore live between boundaries of pitch, tone and timbre...

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4:00 pm

The Fundamentals of Conjuration – Working with Spirits with Brother Moses

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Working with spiritual allies and assistants is one of the most daunting and rewarding dimensions of spiritual practice. In this class, we’ll learn the metaphysics of spirit, the theories, best practices, and essential tools for interacting with spirit, and key insights to ensuring safe and beneficial working relationships with spirits. nLearn more at SalemSummerSymposium.com. n...

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Witches Flying Ointments with Kris Gurky

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The iconic images of witches flying on brooms is rich in lore and fear mongering propaganda, as it was said witches used flying ointments in order to transport themselves to do their bidding with the devil. nIn this workshop, we will discuss the history of Witches’ Flying Ointments, learn the magickal & healing properties of...

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Power Mapping For Magical Activism with Sarah Lyons

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Politics is about power, and the paths power takes through all aspects of our lives. Being a political actor means finding ways to channel and control aspects of that power. (Not) surprisingly, this is also what a lot of magic is about, but how can we put a name to power which is so all...

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Geomantic Divination and Theurgy with Sam Block (polyphanes)

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The divinatory art of geomancy is old, but for most of its history in the Western occult world, its practice was limited almost exclusively to divination—but there’s no reason why that should always be the case. In this lecture, geomancer extraordinaire Sam Block will talk not only about the divinatory aspect of geomancy for understanding...

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5:30 pm

Summer Concert: Boston Saxophone Quartet

August 9 @ 5:30 pm

Join the Salem Athenaeum on the lawn for a special Friday evening concert of Puccini, Mancini, and Duke by Boston Saxophone Quartet. nThe BSQ is a unique blend of musicians who have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and leading Broadway theaters throughout New England. Their repertoire ranges from Swing, Ragtime, Jazz,...

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6:00 pm

Steve Belgiorno Performs Live in Nathaniel’s Restaurant

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grab your friends and family and join us in Nathaniel’s Restaurant for great food and drink while watching a live performance by Steve Belgiorno! n  n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/steve-belgiorno-performs-live-in-nathaniels-restaurant/2019-08-09/

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7:00 pm

The Bard Brigade Presents “King Lear”

August 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Bard Brigade Presents Shakespeare’s King Lear. nPresented in cooperation with Salem Public Arts nDirected by Nick GouldnFeaturing:nBrian Dion as King LearnDiana Kennedy as GonerilnAmanda Collins as RegannLeah Nashel as CordelianArielle Kaplan as EdmundnDylan LeSage as EdgarnAshley Skeffington as KentnElizabeth Jelinek as GloucesternSpencer O’Dowd as AlbanynMoira Beale as CornwallnRachel Bolton as OswaldnFinian Ross as Fool,...

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8:00 pm

Musical Movie Night (My Fair Lady)

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring a blanket and your chairs and watch this old time musical classic movie (My Fair Lady). n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/musical-movie-night-my-fair-lady/

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Jersey Boys

August 9 @ 8:00 pm

Get ready for the international sensation JERSEY BOYS to take over North Shore Music Theatre! They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard…and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it...

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9:00 pm

Antilux: A Night of Immersive Ritual Theater Performance at the Witch House

August 9 @ 9:00 pm

Antilux will be a truly unique evening of immersive ritual performance held at the historic Witch House. This presentation will center around themes of persecution, marginalization and liberation in the face of oppression. n$5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to The Witchcraft & Human Rights Network Organization, an organization which works throughout the...

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