What we're about
Welcome to `London Woodland Witches & Pagans ' (meetup group). We are open to total beginners & experienced, Pagans of all paths, Seekers of Wicca & Witchcraft, Ritual magicians, people of nature spirituality. Our Open events usually have a planned ritual then an informal social - for all to mingle and make friends.
This meetup started in 2014 to bring together all our ritual groups - some ongoing since 2001 (Hern's Tribe, Tamesa London Circle, Wicca & Witchcraft rituals);
We now organise the following:
- Full moon rituals - monthly in central London by riverside
- 8 Seasonal festive gatherings & Ceremonies in a public woods near High Gate, North London
- some new moon & special magical rituals (Flames of Shiva, cacao circles, Eclipse magic).
- Pagan / magical / Wicca Training courses & workshops (in woods, half day or full day, and also some in a popular bookshop in central London).
- Group visits & trips to woods, parks, some trusted pagan moots, other rituals, festivals, and camping events (eg. Richmond deer watch, Dawn of the Oak moot, Lunar Iter, Pagan Federation rituals, Rathayatra Krishna chariot festival, Sussex Fairy Fest & Camping, October Plenty, Brighton March of mermaids, Hasting Greenman festival etc) .
- Some zoom / online events (during 2 years of lockdown/restriction we were very regular but now zoom events happen once in a while).
Our subject matters include Wicca & witchcraft, Paganism, ritual magic, high magic, planetary magic, Shamanic events, Hindu special events, Herbs & Oil craft, Tarot, Runes, Psychic development, eco-magic and more.
Magical principles we work with:
• An it Harm none, do what you Will.
• As Above. So Below. As within. So without .
• Know Thy Self
• Horned God & Triple Moon Goddess
• Elements & Pentagram
Our Ceremonies.. begin with meditation/ attunement, proceed with purification/ consecrations, energy raising and deity work. We do ritual magic for our own well-being and for world, and conclude with blessing of food & drinks. There then follows socials & chats to bond and make friendships.
Wicca & Witchcraft - Those interested in modern history of Wicca should read about the work done by Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente, Alex & Maxine Sanders, Charge of the Goddess, Wiccan rede and more. We recommend you begin with books by world renowned wiccan authors such as Dr Vivianne Crowly, Janet & Steward Farrar, Doreen Valiente.
Coven / wicca training: Interested people should attend our Wiccan courses, special rituals & training events. Subject to these developments, people may progress to formal Trainee status and eventually initiation. The process is organic, not automatic, and can take months or years.
**** IMPORTANT NOTE on Photos/ Interviews/ Nudism / drugs etc****
- we DO NOT ALLOW filming, note taking, recordings, interviews at our events (if in doubt, contact organisers!).
- This meetup is NOT for nudism, sex magic/cults, Satanism, Dark Magic, Left hand path etc.
- We have a NO DRUGS POLICY for all our events . Organizers will ask anyone disruptive to leave our events. If problems persist, Police will be called.
- Children are NOT allowed in any of our evening/ night rituals. For some day-time & family-friendly events, parents/guardians may bring their children as long as they fully supervise them at all times. If in doubt, please check with us in advance. If too disruptive , children may need to be temporarily removed by their parents from ceremony area during ritual.
About Mani - Founder of London Woodland Witches -------
Initiated Wiccan/ Witch & Gardnerian High Priest with over 25 years of Craft & Coven experiences in London, UK. He is well known to Pagan Federation, Wiccan Elders & other long term Pagan communities in London. Mani is a published Author with books such as `Eclipse Magic Workbook' , Coven Guide: How to become an initiated Witch, Halloween Rites, Yule Rites, and few more.
Our website ----
[This update: January 2023]