21 December 2017

Summer Solstice - The Time of Abundance

As the sun completes is southward journey, it rests briefly over the Tropic of Capricorn before moving northward again.  When it enters the astrological sign of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere, we know that the sun is at its highest and brightest, and that the time of the Summer Solstice has arrived.  For those of us residing in Adelaide in South Australia, this timing will be on Friday, 22 December 2017 around 2:58 am).

For the Ngarrindjeri people of the lower Murray River and Coorong in South Australia, the warmth associated with Luwadang continues.  As the sun increases in strength, it dries the land, allowing it to be haunted by the call of ravens, the bird that is often associated with death in many cultures around the world.

06 December 2017

The Wytch's Circle (2018 intake)


The Wytch's Circle is a five part intensive course on ritual, magick and the Craft that will commence on Thursday, 5 April 2018.

Specifically designed for those who have some knowledge of the magickal arts and who would like to put this knowledge into practice, as well as those who are seeking to gain a more solid foundation upon which to base their own magickal practice.

Beginners to ritual magick are welcome to attend however the design of this course is that it is not only a 101 course.

Within The Wytch's Circle the emphasis is placed on working ritual and the crafting of magick from a basis that encompasses the magickal, the mystical, the psychological and the spiritual.  This is done within a group format in order to create a magickal egregore.  Through the exposure of various magickal and esoteric techniques each participant will tap into and personally experience the true concept of "walking between the worlds". 

Experience for yourself the power of ritual and magick
that is experienced from The Wytch's Circle.

01 August 2017

Imbolc - Awakening the Spirit

First flowers of early Spring
Nothing is so beautiful as spring -
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look like low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes lightning to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
George Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The earth is in the slow process of returning back to life after the long winter’s sleep with the first tendrils cautiously making their appearance.  There is the likelihood of frosts, but despite this, early flowers are pushing their way to the surface – snowdrops, dwarf hyacinths, jonquils, early irises and even daffodils are appearing, making the statement that spring is on its way.  A fragile warming of the air can be felt as winter, usually the season of rest and withdrawal, comes to an end.  This is the time of uncertainty.  A sudden frost can kill the new plants and flowers, if they appear too early.  They also run the risk of developing rot with the last of the winter rains.

30 June 2017

Sympathy for the Devil in Witchcraft?

Upon going through my files, I found this article written by Frater Barrabbas Tiresius, the original of which can be found here.  The article discusses what seems to be an ever-increasing "debate" as to whether the "Satan" or "the devil" can actually be linked to the "Horned God" more traditionally found within initiatory Wytchcraft (ie, Wicca).

For me personally, the two are completely different concepts - however, if one is talking about "Satan", as in Luciferian Craft, or "the devil" as in Traditional Craft, then my understanding is actually yes.  This is because, as far as I am aware, the concepts of the latter as opposed to the more common Christianised concept, is actually different.