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The London Wiccans (Wiccan Federation) Meetup is a straightforward first port of call for those in London who are interested in Wicca. It is city branch for London for the Wiccan Federation which is one of the major forces within the Wiccan tradition in this country.

The group has the following objectives

1) To allow Wiccans to connect with like minded individuals through our network of Watsapp groups including one for London and surrounding areas.

2) To offer training online through the 13 Knots course, and face to face training for those who progress to joining a coven.

3) To allow members to meet like minded individuals who are interested in the tradituon in pub and coffee shop based meetings in London and through Zoom conferencing for London Wiccans and other members around the UK

4) To provide a way for individuals to join a Wiccan coven, facilitating the practice of Wiccan rites.

5) To allow those interested in Wicca to meet with others interested on a national basis particularly on Dartmoor.

6) To provide access to written material on Wicca that is written from the perspective of those practicing in a coven setting to ensure that new members understand how experienced Wiccans practice.

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.

Our Order website is below

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

We also run a major Wicca website at

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

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Knot 2: The Lance of Taurian (in person at the National Gallery)

The Lance of Taurian

The New Age, the Age of Aquarius, is thought to be imminent. This event is a tour of paintings 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 tour will take around one and a half hours with additional time for questions.

There will be a maximum of 30 attendees allocated a place at this event. This is due to the stipulations of the National Gallery. Attendees will also need a ticket to National Gallery which is free of charge.

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

Registering here does not guarantee a place. You will need to be in the WhatsApp group related to this event in order to join this event.

Knot 2: The Lance of Taurian (online)

Online event

The Lance of Taurian

The New Age, the Age of Aquarius, is thought to be imminent. This event is a study of 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 session 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

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Knot 6: The Riddle of the Sphinx

The Wiccan Tarot School Part 1 of 3: The Major Arcana

Online event

The Wiccan Tarot School: 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 suitable for those witha general interest 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.

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

http://www.wicca.uk/joining.html

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