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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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Session 20: Incense Making

Posted by suffolk-witchcraft on August 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

How incense is used in ritual and in the initiatory Craft relates to the Sabbatic wheel of the year and Esbat rites. As we know the myth of the Wheel relates to the changing seasons in wild nature as well as aspects of our own natures. As such one does not just turn up to the ritual without any thought as to what it is about, it is important to prepare for it; to consider and reflect what the rite is all about before you turn up to coven. As such preparing for the ritual is an important pa...

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