Outer Court Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Temple of the Dark Moon‘s Outer Court Training Circle.  This will be the first Outer Court Training Circle that we have held in about four years.  As such places are limited as the end goal for potential neophytes is entry into the Temple’s Inner Court via dedication and initiation (for those suitable).

Desirable applicants would be those who have already undergone some degree of training and study with us, in particular through the Gathering around the Cauldron and The Wytch’s Circle, and as a result of this initial training, have determined that contemporary witchcraft is something they resonate with and which they would like to study and explore more deeply.  Consideration will also be given to those who may have been working as a solitary or as part of another group, and who would like to become a member of the Temple of the Dark Moon.

Prior to contacting our High Priestess to advise her of your desire, we ask all potential neophytes to consider their own desires when it comes to walking a spiritual path that is imbued with magick.  After all, regardless of whether we are a coven member or solitary, an initiate or not, every of us is ultimately responsible for our own spiritual growth and development.  While it may be fun to belong to a group, in order for such membership to be of mutual beneficial for all concerned, we ask that the following questions be considered:

  • What am I interested in at this stage? Is it exploration into the deeper mysteries that esoteric training may provide; religious, spiritual or even paranormal experiences; a better understanding of myself; fellowship with likeminded people; belonging to a group?
  • Is the Temple of the Dark Moon the right group for me?  Do I agree with their philosophies (available on the web page), their teaching methods?  Do I feel comfortable with the High Priestess, and the other people I have met through the Temple of the Dark Moon?
  • Why do I want to join the Temple’s Outer Court?  Am I interested in a more traditional approach to contemporary wytchcraft as opposed to mainstream Wicca, Druidry, Paganism in general?
  • Am I honestly able to make time available for the personal study and training that is involved during the Temple of the Dark Moon’s Outer Court Training Circle?

Having given the above consideration, if you wish to apply for one of the limited places within the Outer Court Training Circle then you are invited to contact the Temple of the Dark Moon by emailing our High Priestess.  As preference is given to previous attendees, those successful will be provided with an application form setting out the requirements for the Outer Court Training Circle.  It is important that these requirements are read thoroughly as applications for the training circle will close Saturday, 15 December 2018.

For anyone interested in commencing their training with the Temple of the Dark Moon, we will be holding an extended version of The Wytch’s Circle, that will commence on Thursday, 21 February 2019 and will be held on a fortnightly basis for a total of six sessions.  As places are strictly limited we have made available a payment plan option.

Second Gathering around the Cauldron

This Thursday, 26 July 2018, marks the second Gathering around the Cauldron, a casual fortnightly meetup that is specifically designed for novices to explore the practices and philosophies of magic, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft.

This fortnight we will be exploring:
:: Raising and working with energy
:: The four building blocks of the Universe
:: The four elemental realms with respect to the Southern Hemisphere
and much more (depending on time).

Gathering around the Cauldron will held at the Temple of the Dark Moon covenstead, Parafield Gardens.

Investment is $20 per fortnightly meetup.

If you would like to attend, please email us prior to Thursday evening as limited places available.

Time to Gather around the Cauldron

For the beginner or the curious seeker, wading through what seems to be an over abundant amount of information relating to modern practices of magic and contemporary Wytchcraft can be somewhat daunting.  It is not uncommon for seekers to be left wondering where to start or even whether there is a “right” or “wrong” way to do things as many sites and books tend to contradict themselves.  Added to this is the query as to the validity of the material shared – is it merely copied or is the author actually coming from a place of personal practice?

Gathering around the Cauldron is a specifically designed four part course for beginners, the curious seeker and novices who wish to find out more about the practices and philosophies of magic, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft.  Purposely hosted by myself, I bring to these discussions over 25 years of personal experience, not only as the High Priestess of the Temple of the Dark Moon, but also research and study into various other magical traditions, spiritual practices and metaphysics.

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Meditation: A Part of the Magickal Process

The conversation of how important developing the practice (and yes, it is a “practice”) of meditation is when it comes to studying magick has come up recently.  Being a long time practitioner of both, it is my opinion that the two go hand in hand together.  Yet I am often surprised that this is not the general perception of all magickally orientated people.  The reason for this seems to relate to how the word “meditation” is actually interpreted.

The dictionary meaning of “meditation” tends to refer to being engaged in an act of “contemplation or reflection”, as well as to “engage in mental exercise (such as concentration on one’s breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness”.

When looking at meditation from a magickal perspective, there is actually no evidence found within the medieval grimoires to suggest such a practice was used, save for prayer.  Therefore this indicates that magick can certainly be performed without meditation.  However, considering the benefits that meditation can bring to the individual alone, I am personally of the view that when the practice of meditation is included to one’s magickal practice then the latter is brought to a completely different level.

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Exploring Your Psychic Abilities

Commencing on Thursday, 17 May 2018, I will be offering a six part course that will focus on assisting participants in the exploration, development and enhancement of their psychic and intuitive skills.

Psychic (sometimes also referred to as “intuitive”) development is learning to open yourself up to your guides, the higher Universal energy or even listening to your higher self (or subconscious) and listening to these often subtle messages that come through. In essence we are ALL psychic or at least have the ability – it is just that we have closed off this ability for various reasons.

Join me as we explore different modalities in order to develop your OWN psychic or intuitive self in order to TRUST the messages given.

When you are able to truly TRUST this aspect, this in turn enhances your spiritual growth by allowing you to trust your own decisions in every day life.

250d2-psychometryDuring the six weeks, participants will gain practical experience in an assortment of areas including:

:: Connecting and working with personal Spirit Guides
:: Using Pendulums
:: Sacred Symbolism and the Subconscious
:: Exploring the Akashic Records
:: Mindfulness Meditation
:: Automatic Writing
:: Past Life Regression
:: Intuition and Second Sight
:: Discovering Totem and Power Animals
and more.

Places are strictly limited.  Full payment must be received prior to 10 May 2018.

Cost: $70 for all six weeks (includes notes) – book through Paypal
Date: 17 May until 21 June 2018 (Thursday evenings)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Isian Centre of Metaphysics, Parafield Gardens

One Place Left in April The Wytch’s Circle

There is only one place left in the upcoming intake of The Wytch’s Circle.

The Wytch’s Circle is a five part intensive course on ritual, magick and contemporary Wytchcraft that will commence on Thursday, 5 April 2018.

This course is 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.

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”.

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Yemaya Blessing of the Waters annual event

Yemoja/Yemaya is considered to be the mother of all orishas found within the Yoruba religion of western Africa, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses.  Here she is also the patron deity of the Ogun River and is worshipped at various waterways including streams, creeks, and springs.

Her name is contraction of the Yoruba words Yeye (meaning “mother”); ọmọ (“child”), and ẹja (“fish”).  Together her name is roughly translated as meaning “Mother whose children are like fish, which reflects the vastness of her motherhood, her fecundity, and her reign over all living things.  Yemaya governs everything pertaining women; childbirth, conception, parenting, child safety, love, and healing.  She also oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, sea shells, and the collective unconscious.

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A New Year and Many New Moons

As I write this, we are already a fortnight in of this new year, which, in esoteric numerology equates to not only a “2” year, but a Master year of “11/2”.

“2” is the number of cooperation, sensitivity towards others, association and balance.  Master numbers relate to an additional potency in energy allowing for a higher achievement of the base number, which is considered to be achieved only through the action of higher service, ie for the benefit of mankind.  With this  in mind, “11” relates to the power of “1” but on a higher vibrational (or spiritual) level, ie, inspiration, illumination, and revelation.

2018 is described as the year to be “patiently open to receive”, where, according to the Astrology Club, opportunities will present themselves to us where we will be “invited to work with our passion and sense of belonging particularly as these qualities spring from our urge to create”.  Throughout the coming year we will be shown the way in which we are to channel this energy, at all times, however, we need to keep in mind to utilise these openings in ways that will enable us to actually contribute to the better world that we yearn to see.

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