Category Archives: Events


Here’s my schedule for PantheaCon 2017, which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. In addition to my own events, I’ll be co-hosting the Weiser Books Hospitality Suite (Room 1066). We have all sorts of fun … Continue reading

Judika’s Witching Weekend at The Holy Rose in Raleigh, NC

Trick or treat? Trick AND treat! Judika is returning to Raleigh’s The Holy Rose for a weekend in the witching month of October. Two classes are being offered (in addition to some other treats!) — one class focuses on how … Continue reading

Defense Against the Dark Arts

Defense Against the Dark Arts at Magickal Realms in the Bronx Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 pm Hexes, curses, the Evil Eye! Jinxes, tricks, and plain old mean people! The world is filled with dangers that the educated spell-caster knows … Continue reading


A Workshop with Author Judika Illes at Mirabai Books in Woodstock, NY Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 pm Magic spells exist for many purposes and goals, but, in short, they are intended to improve your life. Spells are cast … Continue reading

Goddesses of the Dark Moon at Mirabai Books of Woodstock

There are goddesses associated with new moons and goddesses associated with full moons. The popular sacred triad of Maiden, Mother, Crone is based on the rhythmic and visible cycle of waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon. This is not … Continue reading

Secrets of Spell-casting

August 2, 2015: A Workshop with author Judika Illes at The Holy Rose in Raleigh The mystic arts of spell-casting are intended to serve very practical purposes. Forget Charmed’s old assertions about not casting spells for personal gain: the ancient … Continue reading

Goddesses of the Dark Moon

There are goddesses associated with new moons and goddesses associated with full moons. There are magic spells associated with the waxing moon, for example spells to increase fertility, cash flow, or hair growth. There are also spells associated with the … Continue reading

Savvy Spells for the City Witch

Seek a witch and find her living in solitude in the wild forest. We all know that old stereotype and, yes, it contains a grain of truth. As many of us know, however, there’s another side to that story. Witches … Continue reading

Halloween Samhain Weekend in Massachusetts

Friday night, October 31, 2014, I will be at the annual Witches’ Cotillion Charity Ball at the Riverview Ballroom in Hudson, Massachusetts, 38 miles west of Boston. This year’s charity is CaRMaH (Cat Adoption and Rescue of Marlboro and Hudson). … Continue reading

The Many Faces of Brigid

February 1st is Imbolc, a festival of new beginnings. It’s also the birthday of the beloved goddess, Brigid. Brigid presides over healing, fertility, childbirth, ironworking and smithcraft, art, music, poetry, and prophesy. She has dominion over wisdom, education, and knowledge. … Continue reading

Dancing with Dionysus at the 5th Annual Beltane/Spring Festival

Sponsored by Brid’s Closet at Palaia Vineyards Join Judika for a fun-filled day at Palaia Vineyards in Highland Mills, New York on Saturday, May 5th. Doors open at 9am. Judika will be offering readings and will have books available for … Continue reading

The Speakeasy at the Occult Conference in Glastonbury

The 2012 Occult Conference was held on Saturday, 17 March at the George and Pilgrim Hotel and Pub in Glastonbury. The George and Pilgrim, the oldest purpose-built public house in southwest England, was originally constructed in the 1400s to accommodate … Continue reading

Fundamentals of Spell-casting with Judika Illes

In the beginning was the word . . . and the word soon became a spell. If you travel around the world, from urban centers to the most remote regions, searching for shared human common denominators, you will discover the … Continue reading

The Occult Conference 2012

The 2012 Occult conference will take place on Saturday 17th of March. We’ve taken over the George and Pilgrim pub one of this countries most historic Inns. This conference will be like NOTHING we’ve ever done before. We’ll obviously have … Continue reading