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The Elizabethan grimoires, for example the Discoverie of Witchcraft, are filled with cryptic images. The meaning of some of these are explained in this knot which provides the foundations of astrology as understood in the era of the geocentric universe.
This event is for members of the Wiccan Federation. You can join at http://www.wicca.uk/joining.html. You will need to be on the course Knots 4-9 in order to attend.
The Lance of Taurian
The New Age, the Age of Aquarius, is thought to be imminent. This event uses paintings, mainly in the National Gallery, dealing with the precession of the equinoxes. We start with the paintings of George and the Dragon to understand how they releate to the precession and then move on to paintings related to the different astrological ages. We will look at art related to the ages of Taurus, Aries, Pisces and also to the coming Aquarian Age.
The Grail legends also detail important astronomical events related to the precession of the exquinoxes. In this talk we look at how this relates to the 'lance of Taurian' which is found by Parzival when he leaves the Grail Castle for the first time. We also look at the tarot cards to see how they relate to the precession, in particular the Judgement card, which some see as related to the coming of the Aquarian Age.
The event will take around one and a half hours with additional time for questions.
You will need to be in the WhatsApp groups of the Wiccan Federation to attend this event. These can be accessed by registering at http://www.wicca.uk/joining.html
Knot 6: The Riddle of the Sphinx
The riddle of the Sphinx is the most famous of all riddles. In this knot we will look at the riddle and understand what it is about. The meaning of this strange riddle which relates to an animal walking on two legs, three legs and four legs will be revealed in this knot.
The Wiccan Tarot School Part 1 of 3: The Major Arcana
This is the first part of a three lesson course in reading the tarot. Each lesson is planned to take between one and a half and two hours. The lessons are expected to take place at approximately monthly intervals.
In this lesson we will look at the history of the tarot and also at the Major Arcana. This school is run by London based Cochranian Wiccans but is designed to be applicable to other Wiccan lineges including Alexandrians, Gardnerians and Dianics. It is also applicable to those with a general interst in tarot. It will be delivered over Zoom.
In this school the major arcana are connected with the grail legends, however the card correspndences are broadly similar to those of other tarot schools.
We will look at the imagery of the card and their meanings and how each card connects with the grail legend as seen in Parzival and also in Peredur Son of Evrawg from the Mabinogion. We will focus on card decks that are connected with Traditional Witchcraft including the Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot of Huson, the Visconti and also the Marseilles Tarot. We will also look at the Rider Waite/Golden Dawn decks for those who prefer to use them.
At the end of this lesson we will use the knowledge of the cards to produce very simple three card readings based on the past, present and future readings of selected cards.
In parts two and three we will look at memorising the correspondences of the minor arcana and in part three we will look at using this knowledge to read tarot spreads.
There will be an opportunity for those who complete this course to proceed to more advanced study with the Wiccan Tarot School. This will depend on mastery of the material in this course and the ability to work with both the Major and Minor Arcana from memeory when performing tarot readings.
In order to join this course you will need to join the Wiccan Federation WhatsApp groups. You will then be joined to the group for this event. You can join the Wiccan Federation through the link below.
The course is designed to take place once a month over three months and the dates of the 29th December and 23rd January have been planned for the second and third parts of the course.
The details of Part 2 and Part 3 are available in this Meetup Group.