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Wiccan Apprentice Course- part 2/3 - Horned God & Moon Goddess (outdoor course)

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Price: £13.00 /per person

Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5NR · London

How to find us

Please be at the Cafe (Wimbledon WindMill Tea rooms). It has a free car park.. and is 10 min walk from main road. From cafe, we'll walk 10mins into woods where this course will take place..

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Details

This is a deeper, extended covering of Wicca - an experiential course in 3 parts. It is still suitable for beginners, but each subject is covered in much greater depths, and includes meditations, pathworking, and magical / ritual work - to embed what you are learning!

This takes place over 3 consecutive Sundays in September. You don't have to do all of them.. (but if you did, it will form a cohesive deeper and practical experience of Wicca). You may attend one or more.

• Part 1: Sacred Space & Energy (Sunday 4th Sept) (http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/232923653/)

• Part2: Horned Gods & Moon Goddesses (sunday 11th Sept).

• Part 3: Practical Magic, Covens & Initiations in Wicca (Sunday 18th Sept) (http://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/events/232924451/)

Fee: £13 per session. You can book/ rsvp now for each course, and turn up and pay by cash on the day.

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Course Details

Part 2: Working with God & Goddess in Wicca: (Sunday 11th September 2016)

You'll experientially learn about the following :

• God forms in Wicca: This includes Cernunnos, Hern, Pan, Green Man, Dark Lord (Death), Sun God, Odin, Osiris ...amongst others. The symbology of Horns, hooves, antlers are explained, as well as some discussion on the demonising (Pagan god seen as satan/ devil) of the god by non-pagans. We'll deal with any hidden fears, old conditionings and prejudices, and work transpersonally to reconnect with the Horned God of Wicca and his empowering wildwood energies. Chants will be taught and used.

• Goddess form in Wicca: We'll explore the Triple-Goddess imagery used in Wicca- maiden, mother and crone, as well as the various examples - Dianna the Huntress, Isis , Cailleach, Hecate, Gaia and more...

• The God & Goddess cycle in Wicca explained with diagrams and notes- ie the maiden Persephone's abduction at Autumn, motherhood, rejuvenated Bride arriving back to land at Imbolc; Marriage of God & Goddess at Beltane; the sacrifice of the God at Lammas; coming of Dark Lord at Samhain; Birth of Sun-child at Yule and more.

• Invocations, evocations and Charges of God & Goddess : What happens after circle is cast and energy raised in a coven? How are the god & Goddess brought into the Circle? Who carries those energie? What is the Drawing down of the Moon? And Sun? How does working with God & Goddess empower Witches? All will be explained with brief demonstration of postures.

• We'll go through some invocations and learn to use them. (which you can use in your own or group rituals).

• Charge of the Goddess - the poetry work created by Doreen Valiente - mother of modern witchcraft will be looked.

• Cup and sword pathworking - to meet the God and Goddess.

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What to bring

• For your own comfort, please bring any food/drinks lunch (Please avoid eating during course delivery, unless otherwise stated on the day !);

• bring flask of hot drinks.

• ***Bring comfortable cushion/ mat to sit on, as well as a blanket / throw to wrap up ..during meditative work (or if it's just cold).

• Please wear warm coats, socks (those ankle socks are pointless...as gnats and mosquitos will get you !), scarf..

• We'll have some wine for ceremonial parts of the course & for a bit of social after

• Strictly no exotic substance/ drugs etc!

• Note books/ pen .

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Recording / photography policy

No private recording by phones/ dictaphones.

No photography during course delivery & practise. .

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Course notes / voice recording by Tutor:

Some printed notes will be provided

Parts of the Course will be recorded (voice only) by the Tutor, and uploaded to a private link, where students who attended the course can listen in a few weeks after the course to refresh their minds. (only informative parts. Pathworking etc will not be part of this.

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Practical Details for the Day (venue/transport).

Public transport:

You can get to Wimbledon (served by Train, buses, tram, tube).

From Wimbledon, take bus 93 going towards Putney.

Get down at `Wimbledon Tea rooms' stop

Walk 5-10 minutes along a small road to Wimbledon Tea Rooms, inside Wimbledon Common.

By Car:

You can drive in and park your cars for free.

Meeting point:

Please gather at the outdoor seats of the Tea Room/ Cafe by 11.30am. Once all are gathered, we'll all walk up into the space set up for the course (close to where we held the course in February & July' 16).

End time:

We will break for lunch and short tea/coffee breaks. And we shall aim to finish by 5pm..

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Bright Blessings
-Mani Navasothy
(Gardnerian Wiccan High Priest)