|CASTING THE WITCH'S CIRCLE workshop is an introduction to the core practices used by our local Sydney Coven is the focus of this workshop. Learn how to use the Witch's Circle to transform your life and restore a connection with the psychic reality. The workshop is usually run over 4 consecutive weekly sessions. I also run these for private groups occasionally where it can be held over
two Saturdays as a weekend intensive workshop.
facilitator is published
author Tim Hartridge.
Starts Tuesday evening, 2 February 2010
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WitchesWorkshop Covenstead – the workshops are run from our Ultimo inner city ritual space. Drop us a line for details and further information.
CASTING THE WITCH'S CIRCLE WORKSHOP
The workshop overall is
broken into 4 parts over 4 weeks, with each week includes a theory session
followed by a practicum in the form of a number of ritual practices. Also included
is a reference manual to the workshop.
Theory session: Brief intro and how to get started; Wicca verses Witchcraft
and the contemporary expressions of the Craft; The influence
of Alchemy and Ceremonial magick in the Witch's Circle work;
How our Coven functions and an introduction our core method
and approach to Circle ritual. (Any questions are encouraged
Ritual practicum: An introduction to the Middle Pillar (Chakra) practice; The
use of Chi or psychic energy in ritual; a method of Circle
casting and using the Enochian tablet of Union; An Hermetic
magickal primer exercise; Applying the 'alchemy' of the Witch's
Cauldron; Condensing thought-forms for improvised Spell-casting.
Reference works from Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente, Franz Bardon,
Margaret A Murray.
Theory session: Jung, Alchemy and Magick; Hermetic magick as internal Alchemy
and applied to the Witch's circle; What is really happening
when the Pentagram is used in ritual; Rosaleen Norton's practice
of Witchcraft and method of work; Primal tools of trance,
dance and drum. Viewing a Coven ritual - 7 minute video documentary,
an archive of our old Coven in ritual; What is the Witches'
Cone of Power. Questions.
Ritual practicum: Using dance for power raising; 3rd part to Middle Pillar (Chakra)
practice; the Circle casting; Attempting power raising with
dance; Applying trance techniques. Feedback time.
Reference : Rosaleen Norton, Aleister Crowley, Carl Jung, Michael Harner
Theory session: Using Alchemy as an analyzing tool; Principles of Spellcraft
using techniques of Sympathetic magick; Fundamentals of Sigil
Magick and constructing a Sigil; the Witch's use of alchemical
processes in spells. Questions.
Ritual practicum: Reinforcing the rituals - Middle Pillar (Chakra) practice;
the Circle casting; Using the Sigils in a practical Spell-casting
combined with raising the witches' Cone of Power with dance;
Alchemical incubation of the spell. Feedback time.
Reference : Austin Osman Spare and Mrs Patterson, James Frazer, Phyllis
Curott, Paul Huson, Dion Fortune.
Theory session: Witchcraft and the ancient Mystery Cults; Pompeii and Dionysus;
Aradia and the Goddess of the Strega; A central sacred Myth
of contemporary Witches; Inner meaning to the Initiation rite
and the Pentagram; Decoding sacred time and space in Wicca.
Ritual practicum: the middle pillar and Circle casting rite; Techniques for
deepening trance and connecting to psychic energy in the Circle;
Using the Tarot oracle to divine a path ahead. Feedback time.
Reference : Joseph Campbell, Robert A Johnson, Ginette Paris, Virgina
REGISTERING TO COME
The workshop fee is $180 and covers the four weeks, workshop material, notes and light refreshments. You can register to come to the Casting the Witch's Circle workshop by using the form found on this page link.
Click HERE to register for Casting the Witch's Circle workshop
Currently we are using covenstead located in Ultimo. Click to see map details.
should you read?
These following link to books are highly recommend
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workshop and subject material.
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A collection of some rare and insightful interviews with Alex Sanders. Plus an interview with Rosaleen Norton, the Witch of Kings Cross.
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