These Blogs are relevent to the training group and include information about the main topic or about side topics which are not directly covered in the sessions. We hope you enjoy them.
|Posted on August 15, 2017 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Witchcraft works best in small intimate groups where people know and like each other. These small groups are called covens and by their very nature they are hard to get into. Ronald Hutton said that genuine Witches’ covens are like lobster pots in reverse. They are hard to get into but easy to get out of. In this session we examined what a coven is, the expectation a coven has for its members and the pros and cons of being a member. We also discussed the roles of the coven officers...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 27, 2017 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Craft is a practical approach to life.
It is not an intellectual thing, not mental masturbation. There is a cycle to the year. There is, or should be, a cycle, or pattern, to our lives, both on a long term and an annual basis. By aligning with that ‘natural’ cycle we flow with the force, we do not swim upstream, and so life becomes ‘easier’.
The cycle of the year can be summarized in four words; sow, grow, reap and weep.Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:50 AM||comments (0)|
What is integrity?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “integrity” means “the condition of having no part or element taken away or wanting; undivided or unbroken state; material wholeness; completeness; entirety”
Or better still, “The condition of not being marred or violated; unimpaired or uncorrupted; a condition of soundness.”
You have to know what it is you believe, before you can make a decision on what is right or wrong for y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 26, 2017 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Many people are investigating the religions of Witchcraft, Wicca and other Pagan Paths today. There are many books and reference materials available, yet after some self study, there are some folk who would like to meet and perhaps work with a physical teacher. This could be a rewarding learning experience – or it could turn out to be your worst nightmare. As such it is essential at the very start to have some knowledge of what is expected so you can exercise some quality assurance.Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Why train in the Craft?
What has training in initiatory Witchcraft or the Wica got to offer?
It gives the opportunity for the seeker to be involved in the Western Mystery Tradition which dates back 3000 years or more. While Initiatory Witchcraft can only reliably be dated to 1939 and Gerald Gardner and his associates, it is nonetheless one of the modern manifestation of the Western Mysteries, which includes Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Sufism, Thelema, Mystical Christ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
We recommend that you read as widely as possible.
For those people who are new to the Craft we can recommend the following books.
Doreen Valiente's Witchcraft for Tomorrow, ABC of Witchcraft, Witchcraft a Tradition Renewed (with Evan John Jones) and The Rebirth of Witchcraft
Gerald Gardner's Witchcraft Today, The Meaning of Witchcraft and High Magic's Aid
Vivianne Crowley's Wicca the Old Religion in the N...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 3, 2017 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Initiatory Witchcraft (or the Wicca) is part of the Western Mystery Tradition which seeks to give its practitioners direct experience of the Divine as expressed through the mysteries. The word mystery has several meanings and we mean it not as a problem to be solved which is something scientists are very good at, but rather as something that has to be experienced. For example the mysteries of life or of mortality are not scientific questions, but ones of subjective experience and relationsh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 23, 2016 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
To those just starting out study, learn and practice. Remember that this is your journey and you must take active responsibility for it. To my mind, taking responsibility for your life is one of the most empowering things you can do.
Some start by using the KISS method. Keep it simple. Choose one topic at a time and methodically work it. Really study it and then work the methods suggested. Submerge yourself in it. Get really acquainted with the technique...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Suffolk Witchcraft Training group was originally started by Dave and Tricia when they hived from a Gardnerian coven that existed in Norfolk a couple of decades ago. They ran the training for considerable amount of time before deciding that they had done their bit for king and country and handed the training onto me. I have facilitated the group since the year 2000 with my wife Martika joining me in the running of the group since 2010, having done the training herself. We both enjoying ...Read Full Post »