What we're about
For those who are local to southern New Jersey and genuinely interested in or already familiar with the work of Robert Cochrane, Joe Wilson, Michael Howard, Paul Huson, Nigel Jackson, Nigel Pennick, Nigel Pearson, Peter Paddon, Peter Grey, Andrew Chumbley, Lee Morgan, Sarah Anne Lawless, Claude Lecouteux, Emma Wilby, Carlo Ginzberg, Owen Davies, Gemma Gary, Jeffery B. Russell, and other authors and individuals whose work relates to the development of modern Traditional Witchcraft as well as to our understandings of historic witchcraft and Cunning-folk practices. To put it plainly, we are not a Wiccan group.
Our discussion topics may include:
• Treading the mill
• Laying the compass
• Trance and working with trance states
• Magick, magickal theory, and occult philosophy
• The ancestors
• Folklore and fairy tales
• Hedge riding and hedge crossing
• Herbalism, recipes, techniques, applications and related practices
• Spirits of various natures and kinds
• Witchcraft related blogs, articles and books
• Ritual methodology, practices, spells, and spell crafting
• Witchcraft history and historic people
• As well as other relevant matters and topics
Join us for good conversation and the opportunity to meet others interested in this particular vein of witchcraft. Our meet-ups will be purely social as there will be no instruction offered except that which can be gleaned from the conversations had.
*Members must be 21 or older. Real names and profile pictures are very much appreciated. Please keep in mind that there are no "+1s" to any of our meetups except in regards to spouses or partners who may NOT be interested in witchcraft specifically, but want to meet who their partner is meeting with. However, we ask that those who are interested (including spouses and partners) in attending our meetings to please go through the same application process as anyone else. It's nice to have everyone on the roster for everyone else to see. Thank you in advance.
*In an effort to establish and preserve a valuable experience for our members as well as to uphold the original impetus behind creating this group... ONLY those individuals who are local to the meet-up and demonstrate a current genuine interest in the focus of this group will be approved.
*Please be sure to answer our questionnaire as honestly and completely as possible. The manner in which you answer will be taken into serious consideration. Your answers reflect who you are and help others to get to you as well.
PLEASE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS THOROUGHLY!
This meet-up is hosted and organized by the founders of Blacktree Coven which can be found online at Blacktreecoven.com (http://www.blacktreecoven.com/)