What we're about

"They that ever desired me shall ever attain me."

Book of Shadows (1949)

The Colchester Wicca Meetup Group is a common first port of call for those in the Essex who are interested in Wicca. It is run by the Order of the Horse and Moon whose primary coven is the Coven of the Horse and the Moon.

It has the following objectives

1) To allow Wiccans to meet like minded individuals who are interested in the subject.

2) To allow those interested in Wicca to learn more about its practice.

3) To facilitate the practice of Wiccan rites

4) To provide a way for individuals to join a Wiccan coven

The group provides a straightforward access point to the Wiccan tradition and we are dedicated to facilitating access to coven Wicca for all seekers.

Our Order and coven websites are below

http://ootham.wordpress.com

http://covenofthehorseandmoon.wordpress.com/

We plan run a full set of eight Sabbats. Four will be public rites and four are social meetups in pub with training for new members. These can be attended by any member or friend.

We also plan to run some Esbats. They are held on the full moon, and are normally held in private houses. The Order of the Horse and Moon 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 simply curious are welcome to attend our public events. If you are committed to another spiritual path we will not seek to convert you and there would not be much benefit to you coming to our group.

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

Upcoming events (3)

Colchester Wiccans Social , New members Welcome

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There will be a meeting of Wiccan Federation members in Colchester on Tuesday 14th June at 7.15 pm. This will be held in a pub and will provide a chance to meet with others on the Wiccan path. The location will be posted in whatsapp group

At this event we will a chance for those looking to join a coven to meet and chat with others in the Colchester area and to provide training and practice the seasonal and lunar cycle rites of Wicca.

Anyone looking to attend should join the Wiccan Federation at http://www.wicca.uk/joining.html and you will be provided with the location details.

Knot 2: The Lance of Taurian (online event)

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Hosted by Fair Dwelling

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 relate 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 equinoxes. 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 3 The Fool's Journey: Wicca, the Tarot and the Grail

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The Fools Journey

Hosted by Fair Dwelling

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Please note that this is primarily an online event for members of the Wiccan Federation but it is planned to make this event available for non-members in our New York City Meetup Group. You can join the Wiccan Federation at

http://sevenmoons.weebly.com/shop.html

We will release the Zoom Code for this event into our WhatsApp groups. The Zoom code will not be placed here but will be released shortly before the event into the New York City Wiccans Meetup Group which has a duplicate of this event.

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Knot 3 The Fool's Journey

The tarot cards are widely used within Wicca, but many are unaware of the reason for the selection of the 22 images of the major arcana that form the heart of this tradition. The 22 images are connected with a single key and this will be discussed in this talk.

In this knot, or lesson, we look in detail at the connections between the tarot cards and the grail legends, and how this knowledge affects their usage in divinatory practice. We will also look at the reason for the movement of the strength card to position 8, from position 11, in many modern decks and the implications of this switch in understanding hidden meanings in the tarot deck.

This is the third knot in the series of knots, however anyone can attend. You will need to have attended the first three knots to join the main 13 knots course. Joining this course will allow you to progress to Knot 4, however the first three knots can be completed in any order.

You will need to join the Wiccan Federation WhatsApp groups to attend this event as the code will be released into them. You can join at the site below

https://wiccanfederation.weebly.com/joining.html

There will be 100 places allocated to this event. The Zoom code for this event will be released first into the Wiccan Federation's WhatsApp groups, typically around 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the event. In the event that all the places are taken this event will be re-run at a later date

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