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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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.
During 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
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
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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A recent discussion raised a comment regarding the connection between the magickal arts and the practice of magick, or more appropriately was there any need for meditation within the magickal arts.
Learning the discipline of meditation is all about control over the mind … well it is for me anyhow. It is about turning away from the noisy confusion of the projected external world and turning inward in order to gain clarity, peace of mind and even connection with the higher forces, ie the Gods. When we are able to establish this place of inner calm, we become more alert, aware and focused in what we are doing.
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Gathering around the Cauldron is specifically designed for novices to explore the practices and philosophies of magic, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft, as well as providing those who may have read a few books to gain experience by putting this knowledge into practical application.
The underlying emphasis of what will be shared during the Gathering around the Cauldron meetups will be placed on the Southern Hemisphere.
During the four fortnightly meetups, participants will learn:
:: Introduction to the key philosophies found within contemporary Wytchcraft.
:: The “movers and shakers” who have influences contemporary Wytchcraft.
:: Creating a Sacred Space without and building an altar.
:: Creating a Sacred Space within through visualisation and meditation.
:: Working with the seasonal Southern Wheel of the Year.
:: Raising and working with energy.
:: Understanding and connecting with Deity.
:: Exploration of the Four Elemental Worlds.
The next Gathering around the Cauldron will commence on Thursday, 12 July 2018 and held on a fortnightly basis with the last meetup taking place on 23 August 2018.
:: Initial $30 payment via Paypal to secure your place (includes first meetup)
:: $20 per fortnight from 26 July 2018 to be paid on the night.
:: Discount of $70 if you wish to pay for the four meetups up front.
Applications for Gathering around the Cauldron will close 2 July 2018
(or earlier if places have filled).
If you wish to pay via direct deposit, then please contact us via the following contact form:
If you have had some experience with respect to contemporary Wytchcraft, modern or traditional initiatory Wicca and/or magick, and are looking for some more structure and/or to formulate a “solid foundation” to your practice, then you may wish to consider registering for The Wytch’s Circle training course that will commence on Thursday, 6 September 2018.
The Wytch’s Circle is a five weekly training circle that focuses on ritual and the practical application of magick and contemporary Wytchcraft.
Gathering around the Cauldron can also be used as a precursor for The Wytch’s Circle training course.