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Session 23: Types of Meditation and Writing Pathworking

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on September 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Elements Revisted

Last week we looked at the four classical elements, earth, air, fire and water and argued that they could be seen as making up the fifth element quintessence or spirit. These classical elements are in no way related to the chemical element of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table; rather they are metaphors or possible characters of states of nature. To reiterate Metaphors are according to what Gaut has Kant say (as cited in Beaney, 2007) “promote m...

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Session 22: The Elements

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on September 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The elements were late comers to the Craft. Gerald Gardner’s Bricket Wood Coven, the first coven that we reliably know about, did not originally make use of the elements and there is no mention of them in the early versions of the Books of Shadows. Rather the coven invoked ‘The Mighty Ones’ of the directions. The Mighty Ones of the Bricket Wood Coven eventually gained elemental associations probably from ceremonial magic and they seem likely to be here to stay.

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Session 21: Wine and Witchcraft

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on September 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I started wine making many years ago and I have to admit that my main motivation was that it is a source of low cost alcohol. When I started I took the advice of many good friends and ignored the beer from kits routes, planning to make it as much from scratch as I could. I soon discovered that a walk out through the Suffolk countryside to gather the ingredients was a rewarding aspect of this past time. My searches led me to find many out of the way and beautiful place which I did not have ...

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