Past Meetup

Flying to the Witches' Sabbath

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Examining the historical and cultural themes around the notorious sabbat of the witches. The witch sabbat was used frequently throughout the witchcraft persecutions of Europe as a means to indict accused persons as being in league with the “Devil.” Buried beneath layers of shocking and taboo imagery are themes of ecstatic connection with the ancestors, spirits, and gods of the Old Craft. This session will explore topics such as the Wild Hunt, the pact and initiation, the 'obscene kiss', and the famous poison flying ointment. Other topics include:

Historical accounts
The witches' sabbath in the burning times
The meaning of the 'Man in Black', the Horned God, and the Witch Queen
The Witches Rite of Initiation through the lens of new-Christian Europe
The sacrament and feast of the gathering
Spirit flight and possession
The nocturnal coven
The path of poison
Implementing the imagery of the Witches' Sabbath for spiritual development

Suggested optional donation: $10+ or whatever you think the class is worth. Donations are appreciate to help us keep up with meetup costs. Thank you! :)

Bring a blanket or towel to sit on if you don't want to sit in the grass. Feel free to bring a snack for this fun picnic-style workshop!