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"An it harm none do what ye will"

Dooreen Valiente (Thames Valley Coven)

The Brighton & Hove Wicca Meetup Group is a common first port of call for those in the South of England who are interested in Wicca. It is run by the Order of the Horse and Moon whose primary coven is the Coven of the Horse and the Moon. We are the largest and most active Wiccan group on Meetup in the UK and one of the major forces within the Wiccan tradition in this country.

The group has the following objectives

1) To allow Wiccans to meet like minded individuals who are interested in the subject.

2) To allow those interested in Wicca to learn more about its practice.

3) To facilitate the practice of Wiccan rites

4) To provide a way for individuals to join a Wiccan coven

The group provides a straightforward access point to the Wiccan tradition and we are dedicated to facilitating access to initiatory coven Wicca for all seekers. We have a strong record of facilitating initiation into Wicca and Witchcraft with many intiations taking place in the last year. Although this site is run by Cochranian Wiccans we have helped facilitate into a number of different covens. These traditions in which initiations have taken place include Cochranian and Gardnerian Wicca and Traditional Witchcraft. We have many neophytes and novices in training currently in different Wiccan lines. We seek to match the seeker with the tradition of their choosing.

Our Order and coven websites are below

http://ootham.wordpress.com (http://ootham.wordpress.com/)

http://covenofthehorseandmoon.wordpress.com/

We also run a major Wicca website at

http://www.wicca.org.uk (http://www.wicca.org.uk/)

We run a full set of eight Sabbats. Four are public rites and four are social meetups in pub with training for new members. These can be attended by any member or friend.

We also run a cycle of Esbats. Within our coven structure an esbat is normally held on every full moon, although occasionally these events may be open to guests normally they are not . They are held on the full moon, and are normally held in private houses. The Order of the Horse and its associated covens also hold a number of events not on meetup which are for the members associated with the covens. Although the covens are spiritual groups they are also groups of friends and hold their own gatherings.

We try to avoid bringing members to events in private houses who are unknown to our network unless they are with a friend we know. Additionally we are a group for Wiccans. Our focus is on those seeking to join the Wiccan path. The simply curious are welcome to attend our public events. If you are committed to another spiritual path we will not seek to convert you and there would not be much benefit to you coming to our group.

The Order of the Horse and the Moon runs a correspondence course over seven month called 'Seven Moons to Magic'. This introduces Wicca and normally offers the option of initiation into Cochranian Wicca for those who seek it. The course is free, however there is a requirement to complete written work and pay postage costs for those who are continuing to work through the course.

The group is also limited to the over 21s. We have special arrangements for those who are 20.

Upcoming events (3)

13 Knots Wicca Course: Practical Session on Tree Recognition (Practical Knot 1)

Ashenground and Bolnore Woods

We will be holding a practical session on tree recognition. This will teach attendees to recognise British trees that are commonly found in woodland. This session will last for 90 minutes and will be followed by a picnic. You can register for the events individually or separately. We need to manage social distancing for this event. We will deal with this issue when we have the numbers that wish to attend.

Picnic at Ashenground Wood

Ashenground and Bolnore Woods

We will be holding a gathering and picnic in Ashenground Woods. This is a chance for members from Brighton to meet up. Ashenground is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric pieces of woodland and we look forward to meeting up there. This meeting will be preceeded by a 90 minute session on tree recognition.

Watsapp Group Now Open and Remote Full Moon Sabbat for Brighton and Hove Wiccans

In order to support the Brighton and Hove Wiccans we have established a Watsapp group to help those in this group who want to connect with Wiccans. This group is a place where Wiccans and seekers can communicate. This Watsapp group will be used to co-ordinate a remote Full Moon Sabbat starting at sunset on Wednesday 2nd September. If you wish to join this group please visit the following site and we will connect you to it, or click on to this event and we will contact you http://sevenmoons.weebly.com/watsapp-group.html We will set up other events for members in this area off the back of our Watsapp network.

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Watsapp Group Now Open for Brighton and Hove Members

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