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Session 6: Jung and the Shadow

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on April 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the laws of magic is the law of knowledge and its sub law is the law if self knowledge. According to the Christian mystic Everlyn Underhill, self knowledge is also a necessary process in mysticism. This means that we need to have a realistic view of who we are, we need to know ourselves warts and all. In this session we shall be examining the Jungian concept of the shadow. We shall be discussing what it is, why it is beneficial to explore its secrets, and how to do so. The explora...

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Session 5: Morals and Ethics

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on April 9, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Evil revisited

It is not just Witches who argue that the use of the word evil is not helpful. The developmental psychologist Simon-Baron Cohen in his book ‘Zero Degrees of Empathy’ argued that ‘evil’ behaviour can be associated with the lack of development of the empathy centres within the brain. Empathy is a relatively new word which comes from German and literally means, ‘feel into’. Baron Cohen describes empathy as ‘cognitively, the...

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Session 4: What is evil and social forces and the descent into moral evil

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on March 31, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We hear the word Evil an awful lot these days in the media, especially in newspapers such as the Daily Mail. But what does evil actually mean, is it a real force and what relevance does it have to the Craft? It could be argued that evil is whatever is detrimental to ourselves the people we care about and the society in which we live. Whereas good is whatever is of benefit to ourselves, the people we care about and the society in which we live. This is a pretty rough definition of evil, bu...

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Session 3: Care and the Craft

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on March 20, 2015 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We discussed what grief was, that it is a process that we all go through after any kind of loss or life changing experience. We talked about both giving support and asking for support when we may need it. We also discussed how, when supporting others, you can only do so much and their demand on you can sometimes become too much for you to cope with. We also thought about later in the grieving process, when all has returned to normal. For example the 6 months after a death, when the funera...

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