17 May 2017

The Wytch's Circle - 2017 intake

Commencing just after the first full moon following the timing of the Southern Imbolc, The Wytch's Circle will run for four sessions, held weekly, and will provide participants indepth information into the beliefs and spiritual practices of Wicca (modern Wytchcraft) and Paganism through the use of ritual, magick, divination and much more.

nce it's first conception nearly 10 years ago, The Wytch's Circle still continues to be specifically designed for those students who are genuinely interested in the art magical.  
Whether a complete novice or a solitary practitioner, The Wytch's Circle offers the student a variety of techniques to craft a solid foundation upon which to base their own practice.  This is created through the use of practical application, detailed instruction and obtaining actual personal experience.

21 December 2016

Summer Solstice Australian Style

As the seasonal wheel turns and with the sun entering the astrological sign of Capricorn, today marks the time the Summer Solstice here in Adelaide, the longest day.  In fact, at 9:14pm this evening we would have experienced some four hours and 42 more minutes than at the Winter Solstice in June.

Within various Pagan traditions, the divine masculine, the God, is perceived in his guise as the Sun, the Solar God, who is now at the height of his power, and increasingly, he makes us aware of his strength.  This show however comes at a cost.  While it will be some time before we actually notice, from the Summer Solstice onwards, the power of the Sun God slowly begins to wane.  This darkness, however, is not perceived in a negative sense, because it is needed to ensure the fertility of the land.  Still, in doing so, the Sun God sows the seeds of his own death. 

11 December 2016

Gathering Around the Cauldron

A new calendar year filled with endless potential and possibilities -- what will it bring for you?





24 July 2016

Meditations and Mindfulness


The practice of meditation has many proven benefits on all states of our being.  During this process the body's physiology undergoes a change in that every cell is filled with more energy.  This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm.

On a physical level, meditation lowers high blood pressure as well as the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks.  It helps to reduce tension-related pain, that includes tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems, as well as increasing serotonin production (that improves mood and behaviour), the immune system, and energy levels.

Poppet or Attraction Doll Workshop

In his book, The Golden Bough: a Study in Magic and Religion, Sir James Frazer described a poppet as a  life-like figure or doll made to represent a person or animal and is used in ritual, magic and spell-craft to effect change through the application of sympathetic or imitative magic.

Sympathetic magic works on the principles of “similarity” and “associated contact” (ie, like attracts and effects like).  It is based on the belief that someone or something can be magically affected by doing something to an object in one place, that represents a person or thing in another place.  To achieve this a poppet is made as a representation of a person or thing and contains items associated with or belonging to that same person or object.  Once made and magically charged, any action performed upon the poppet, is thought to cause or effect a similar reaction on the person or object it represents.

29 April 2016

Gather around the Cauldron

and explore the mysteries of magick, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft.


Expression of interest are now being taken for these monthly gatherings that are proposed to commence in September 2017 and be held once a month.

If you would be interested in taking part of these gatherings, please email Frances providing some information about yourself and what is your proposed interest in these gatherings.

25 March 2016

Can you feel the Autumn chill on the air?

Autumn has arrived and with it, the knowing that the arrival time of the Dark Goddess is drawing near. 
 
Often associated with the Crone, the older aspect of the Goddess who has passed Her child-bearing days and is now, through retaining Her blood, retaining Her wisdom, we are reminded of our own mortality.   Her name is often whispered in some vain attempt not to draw Her attention - Baba Yaga, Cerridwen Frau Holle - yet we know wherever we do, She will be waiting for us regardless.  However, the Crone is not the only aspect of the Dark Goddess, for She appears in many other forms.

07 March 2016

Step inside the Wytch's Circle

The April New Moon (which falls into the astrological sign of Aries) will herald in the commencement of this year's Wytch's Circle, a six part intensive course on ritual, magick and the Craft.  Since it's first conception nearly 10 years ago, The Wytch's Circle still continues to be specifically designed for those students who are genuinely interested in the art magical.  
 
Whether a complete novice or a solitary practitioner, The Wytch's Circle offers the student a variety of techniques to craft a solid foundation upon which to base their own practice.  This is created through the use of practical application, detailed instruction and obtaining actual personal experience.

20 February 2016

Full Moon in Virgo

Next week's full moon appears to be a rather interesting one with astrology blogs accrediting it to be Housewives on Acid and a time to release your anger as the moon will be at its peak in the astrological sign of Virgo, the sign of perfection.
 
Marina Macario of Darkstar Astrology advises us that "This Full Moon is a powerful time for those manifesting.  It can also be used for creating the means for you to be able to say bye-bye to people or situations that have been keeping you enslaved. Otherwise, after this Full Moon has peaked, the waning cycle will show up any cracks and defects in people or projects that you might have been ignoring."