VGS VIRTUAL 2021 SCHEDULE

EVENT STREAMING FAQ

You should have received an invite email to the main event and any workshops you registered to attend. The invites were sent to the email you used on your registration.  If you have no received a crowdcast invitation to the VGS Virtual event, check your spam and if its not there send us an email to catamara@viridisgenii.com and we’ll get things sorted. 

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Please watch this short video and read through the FAQ to ensure you have the best experience this weekend – https://docs.crowdcast.io/en/articles/651701-attendee-quick-reference-guide
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The Viridis Genii Symposium is taking place for the 1st time in a Verdant Virtual Format. You may join us for the 6th Annual, 1st, ever virtual event from the comfort of your living room, garden, somewhere deep in nature or wherever tickles your fancy just so long as you have access to device that has a web browser and wifi!!

If you haven’t purchased tickets to the event yet, click here to register and find add on workshop intensives (if you wish). All general registrations must be completed and paid in full by 9 pm PST July 15th. If you wish to add on a workshop we highly recommend you do so ASAP as space is limited and we may or may not allow you to add one on during the course of the weekend.

**PLEASE NOTE: All times listed on the schedule below are in PST. We realize many of you are tuning in from far away lands in various time zones. All lectures will be recorded and made available to ticket holders for 30 days post event. 

Friday July 16th, 2021

3:00 – 5:30 pm – Event Check in and Meet and Greet in Lobby

5:30 – 6:30 pm – VGS Opening & Q & A w/ Event Hosts Marcus McCoy & Catamara Rosarium

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Break

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Keynote Lecture w/ Paul Beyerl – The World of Herbal Magick: A Meta-Analysis of Twentieth-Century Ethnobotanical Research

Saturday July 17th, 2021

LECTURE SERIES

10:00 – 11:00 am – Brandon Weston – Cleanin’ the Blood: Ritual Emetics and Purgatives in Ozark Folk Medicine and Magic

11:00 – 11:15 am – Break

11:15 – 12:15 pm – Robert Bartlett – The Vegetable Quintessence and the ways to prepare it

12:15 – 12:30 pm – Break

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Brita Wynn-Dinsmore – Western Cultural Denial of Plant Sentience and How Shamanic Cultures Interact with Plant Consciousness

1:30 – 1:45 pm – Break

1:45 – 2:45 pm – Professor Porterfield – Goofer Dust: The History, Use, and Substance of the Traditional Killing Powder of Southern Conjure

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Breakout to Workshop Session A

WORKSHOP SESSION A

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Professor Porterfield – Dusts, Powders, and Earths in Hoodoo and Conjure

Guilia Turolla – The Making of Saint John’s Water

Brandon Weston – Methods of Purifying the Body and Soul in Ozark Folk Healing

**Click here to add an intensive workshop to your registration/ticket. $45 additional fee plus optional materials fee.

WORKSHOP SESSION B

5:15 – 6:45 pm

Brita Wynn-Dinsmore – Tools of consciousness: How to transcend cultural conditioning and access the wisdom of nature

Robert Bartlett – Spagyrics 101 and preparation of the 7 basic planetary elixirs

**Click here to add an intensive workshop to your registration/ticket. $35 additional fee plus optional materials fee.

 

EVENING NETWORKING & Some Surprises!

7:30 – ??  

 

 

Sunday July 18th, 2021

LECTURE SERIES

10:00 – 11:00 am – Giulia Turolla – Two Sticks and a Gold Ring: The Use of Plants in Northern Italy Folk Magic

11:00 – 11:15 am – Break

11:15 – 12:15 pm – Richard Spelker – The Making of Magical Inks

12:15 – 12:30 pm – Break

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Jesse Hathaway-Diaz – The Garden of Death: The Herbal Lore of la Santisima Muerte

1:30 – 1:45 pm – Breakout to Workshop Session C

WORKSHOP SESSION C

1:45 – 4:45 pm

Paul Beyerl – Herbal Sleuths

Richard Spelker – Making Magical Grimoire Inks

Jesse Hathaway-Diaz – Death in my Pocket: Crafting an ‘Amuleto’

**Click here to add an intensive workshop to your registration/ticket. $65 additional fee plus optional materials fee.

 

Santa Meurte Service5:00 – 5:30 pm – a Service for the Bony Lady w/ Jesse Hathaway-Diaz (open to all conference participants)

EVENING NETWORKING

TIME TBA

Closing Toast and Socializing