What we're about

Welcome to `London Woodland Witches, Wiccans & Pagans community'. We are open to genuine beginners and seekers looking for personal magical or spiritual development.

Our Purpose & Power of Nature:----------

We explore and organise rituals, events, and training events around Wicca & witchcraft, Paganism & ritual magic, Tarot, Runes, Psychic development, eco-magic. We run ritual circles, seasonal festival gatherings, magical workshops & courses, pub socials, trips to other folk festivals - on a very regular basis.

If you are looking for the real energies and powers of nature - for personal empowerment, then being regularly outdoors, experiencing nature is the best way. You can attend in ordinary outdoor cloths.. (warm and water-proof) and/or put on cloaks & robes or other tribal cloths once you arrive at the ritual area..!. At times, it will be sunny and warm. Or wet, wild and stormy. And attuning to it all energies you, liberates you, empowers you! That is magic...and that is what it means to know real untamed awesome power of nature!.

Do bring food, drinks & wine to share during the food/ feast after ceremony.

Note that most of our events now have a entrance fee of £5 or more. Courses & workshops have a different fee. We also have FREE family friendly gatherings / picnics.

NO filming/ recording/ Research:---------

****Please note- we DO NOT ALLOW media / journalistic filming, note taking, recordings, interviews, academic studies/ researches - regardless of who is asking, and no matter how personal or professional the interest! **

*** We have a right to observe, practise and celebrate our religious & magical paths, without feeling that we are being poked, prodded, recorded, studied or analysed **

Our History--------

We have been running rituals & groups since 2004.. Our oldest smaller private shamanic group - Hern's Tribe - started in 2004 is still active; Tamesa London Circle began in 2006 and now has evolved to hold the Thames Isis, Sekhmet & full moon rituals. And of course Wicca & Witchcraft Courses & rituals started in 2001, and now continue as our new moon & seasonal gatherings... Attendance varies from 5 or 6 people to 50-60 at times. It's not about numbers but the connections people form and the good magical experiences you have.

About Founder /lead organiser-------

Mani is a Gardnerian Initiated Wiccan/ Witch & High Priest with over 2 decades of Craft & Coven experiences in London, UK. Mani studied about Wicca at the world renown `WSG - Wicca Study Group' in mid 90's and eventually became initiated in a covens. Since then, Mani has trained wiccans, run private covens, and initiated others. Mani has been running outdoor/ woodland rituals in London since 2004. He has 2 decades of connection with The Pagan Federation in various key Organiser roles, and is well-known to Wiccan Elders and to Pagan communities & organisations in London & Uk. He is trained in Transpersonal psychology & Counselling skills, and works to empower everyone using these magical events.

**Mani is an Author, Publisher, and digital film maker. However, at `woodland witches', Mani conducts himself only as a Wiccan Priest in order to serve/ help individuals.**

Our Eco statement------

We care about Nature and strive to have minimum impact on the woods we visit. Please read our Eco Impact statement click this Eco statement link. (https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/pages/25196640/Our_Eco_statement/)

Media / Photography / Researcher policy-------

No photos/ videos/ recordings or interviews allowed. Some photos okay after ritual. Please read our full Media/ Journalism/ Research policies. click this media policy link (https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/pages/21600513/Our_Media_Policy_-_filming_recording_sharing/)

Health & Safety/ Children / Disability : --------

Safety of everyone attending is important to us. People are strangers till they earn trust and friendship. So care must be taken. Also children allowed with parents - **only* at certain family friendly day events advertised as such. Otherwise all events are 18+ only.

Please read our Health & Safety statement. Link to our FULL Health & Safety statement (https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Pagans-Magicians/pages/25196101/Safety%3A_Disability%2C_Harassments%2C_Drugs)

** This meetup is NOT for nudism, sex magic/cults, Satanism, Dark Magic, Luciferians, Thelema, Left hand path etc. ***

** We have a NO DRUGS POLICY for all our events**

** Any One deemed as causing disruptions or giving Organisers cause for concern on health & safety grounds will be asked to leave, and if persist, reported to the Police immediately ! Organisers' decision is final on these matters!! **

Our websites:

http://www.WitchcraftAndMagic.UK

http://www.PaganFrontiers.com

http://www.Mani.org.uk

----This version of Group info edited on 5th March 2020-----

Upcoming events (2)

*Online* Woodland Samhain Ceremony 2020

Online event

Join us for an online Ceremony & Gathering to celebrate SAMHAIN 2020. This year the world has been under a huge threat of Death, and many souls have passed into the Underworld. So we gather on the night before (BlueMoon) Samhain to honour the dead and our ancestors. There will be creation of Sacred space, time for pathworking to tune into the veil, calling of Dark Lord & Hecate to preside over this magical event, burning of our fears & regrets, and remembering the dead. Event will conclude with Blessing of Cakes & Wine, and toasting to the turning of the Wheel of the Year.. and better future for us all. ------ **Update on 5th October 2020- We are deeply disappointed and sorry to announce this will now be an online event - due to very strict Government laws about social gatherings and heavy fines (£200 each person) if anyone is caught breaking rules. -Mani --------- About samhain: "Samhain is a festival for the dead and ancestors. Death is seen as a transition from one phase of life to another (The Death Card in Tarot has similar meaning), or from one incarnation to the next. The Dark Lord opens the gateway between our world and the underworld and invites all to feast (commune) with the dead. At Samhain the veil between world is thin, and so it is perfect time for the art of divination and mediumship." Date------ FRIDAY 30th October 2020. Duration------- 9pm to 10.30pm More details of order of events/ activities / preparations will be posted nearer the time. Bright Blessings - Mani General Guidelines------- No photography/ video/ recording allowed during set up or during ritual. Strictly NO DRUGS any time in our events. You are responsible for your own Health & safety. No children under 18. We are NOT equipped to give special support for anyone with health problems/ walking disabilities. Our Policy statements----> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/21600513/Our_Media_Policy_-_filming_recording_sharing/ Full safety/disability/drugs policy--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196101/Safety:_Disability,_Harassments,_Drugs Full Eco-statement--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196640/Our_Eco_statement/

Woodland Yule 2020 Ceremony & Gathering

Queen's Woods

As Winter approaches, nights are long. Day light is short. We look for light & hope.. both within and outside! And in the deep caverns below the Earth, the great Goddess gives birth to the Sun-Child! Join us for an outdoor Ceremony & Gathering to celebrate YULE / Winter solstice 2020. Out ritual Team will conduct key aspects of the ceremony, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in the actual ritual. **Our outdoor rituals are subject to ongoing review and keeping to social distancing guides. Please check any updates on the day before travelling to our .** fee: £5 - collected at start. Date------ Sunday 20th December 2020. Duration------- 2pm gathering for 2.30pm start. Gathering ends by 5/6pm. . Venue / access------ Queen's Wood, High Gate. These events are held in a public Open woods, with rough terrain, and in natural weather conditions (cold/ wet/ sunny/snow). It is NOT always suitable for anyone with health/ physical disability conditions. We apologise for this natural restriction. Meeting point------- Be at Entrance to Queen's woods by 2pm (Do NOT got to the pub. We no longer meet there).. Queenswood Rd, Highgate, London N6 5UU. Google map ref:[masked], [masked]. From corner of Archway Road & Muswell Hill, get to `Wood Lane'. Walk down this road. After 5 minutes this changes to QueensWood Road. On your left is a formal sign/ entrance to Queens woods. Please wait here to be collected. We use different spots in wood. (Please don't go into find us). What to bring: ------ -- You can Wear Ritual masks & cloaks. Bring Drums & songs to sing. **Compulsory**Bring your own food / drink / drinking cups/vessel (due to social distancing, we will NOT share chalice etc around circle). Health & Safety----- Due to Safety concerns, we will observe firm Social distancing protocols. Attendees are advised to limit contact with only their household people/partners. Please refrain from hugging, sharing cups/chalice/ plates/food. Please bring own food/picnic/ drinks, and any ground sheets to sit on. **Organisers take NO responsibility for Health & safety of anyone attending, and are facilitating this on the proviso that ALL attendees take 100% responsibility for their own Health & Safety...and refrain from endangering themselves or others! If you feel unwell for ANY reasons, DO NOT ATTEND** Bright Blessings - Mani & Ritual Team General Guidelines------- 1. No photography/ video/ recording allowed during set up or during ritual. During social afterwards it is fine with permission, and for personal keepsake only. No interviews! 2. We operate a strict NO DRUGS policy at any time in our events. 3. You are responsible for your own Health & safety. 4. No children under 18 yrs allowed at this event. 5. We are a small team of volunteers. We are NOT equipped to give special support for anyone with health problems/ walking disabilities. Our Policy statements----> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/21600513/Our_Media_Policy_-_filming_recording_sharing/ Full safety/disability/drugs policy--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196101/Safety:_Disability,_Harassments,_Drugs Full Eco-statement--> https://www.meetup.com/LondonWoodlandWitches/pages/25196640/Our_Eco_statement/

Past events (374)

*online* Wicca Course for Beginners (2 evenings)

Online event

£30.00

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