Welcome into the WITCH CIRCLE Meetup group for Sydney. We are based in the inner city area of Newtown, the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
Meeting together, chatting, and sharing ritual is what has made our meetings valuable for our members, especially for those wanting to know where to start. I've met some wonderful witches and see WITCH CIRCLE Meetup community growing.
To help keep our community safe from Coronavirus are moving our events online. Every month we offer free workshops to our growing community and are continuing to do this albeit via Zoom. Our twice-monthly Witch Circle Meetups provide a broad range of topics as well as a chance to get to meet and chat with others.
We value your involvement, and during the last year, we have seen a fantastic growth toward developing our Witch CIrcle community. We'll update you about the scheduled workshops week-by-week.
You don’t need special knowledge or experience ... That's why you are coming to the WITCH CIRCLE Meetup, right? And the more meetups you come to the more you'll learn and experience.
You'll learn from experienced members of the Witchcraft community. Whether you are just starting on your path or you have been into Witchcraft forever you are very welcome.
Here’s what to expect at our typical Witch Circle meetups.
The WITCH CIRCLE Meetup workshops are FREE but we are asking for a contribution to the rent we are still paying to maintain our venue at the Alchemy Space.
Normally all the regular workshops are held at The Alchemy Space in Newtown. Studio 1, 199 King Street, Newtown; enter from Egan street, but are currently online via the Zoom link found on the event page.
Register to come along and join in any of the events that interest you.
There's an email update sent out via Meetup a few days before each event to everyone who RSVPs “I’m going.” This just checks the start time, what to bring (if anything unusual), and a reminder to wear comfortable clothing because we work on the floor (cushions provided).
During the time of this Coronavirus and self-isolation, the Witch Circle Meetups are taking a hiatus. We have more details about our plans for the Meetups during this period in a post we made to our members — you can find a copy on our Message Board. See here:
Sunday 26 April 2020 Samhain + the Square of Mercury Hosted by Mara Samhain is the Witches' New Year, the end of Summer and the beginning of Winter. It’s the time the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. We will use the Square of Mercury as a way of connecting with spirits and our ancestors. Witches have long combined techniques of Ceremonial Magic, the Qabalah and Astrology in Planetary Magick. Mara will show us how to create the magick Square of Mercury and its application for our Witches' Sabbat.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 NOX a night soul-journey ritual-workshop Hosted by Tim Ozpagan
NOX – a night soul-journey is an intensive two-day workshop and evening ritual.
There are times in our lives when all external wisdom fails and the only way forward is to discover a new path and new strengths within the Self. This is when we know we are ready for change and we can confidently undertake the journey of Initiation.
In this special workshop, Tim will guide through the story and myths of Nuit and the other archetypes. He will introduce you to the rites of NOX and within a Zikr (dance) Circle, and we will explore the use of the NOX ritual as a doorway to Self Initiation.
NB This was to be a two-day workshop, but with the lockdown we are doing an online version.
Sunday, May 24, 2020 The Witch's Path: Traditions within the Craft Hosted by Mara The Witch's Path is a life long journey. But how do you know that you are ready for such an undertaking? Having knowledge and an appreciation of the wide variety of systems and styles to be found in the modern Witchcraft movement can be confusing. Mara will offer an overview of the history of the modern Craft and her personal insight into following the Witch's Path. With more than 20 years experience in Alexandrian Wicca, Mara has also worked with others walking the path of the Witch and will share some of the stories of her mentor.
Sunday, June 7, 2020 Sigil Magick Hosted by Mara and Tim Sigil Magick is a fundamental part of the modern Witch’s toolkit. Although Sigil magick has a long history, it is the contemporary forms have been adapted into Witchcraft rituals since at least the 1940s. Mara will share her own uses for Sigil magick and we will apply this into the ritual practicum of tonight’s Circle.
Sunday, June 21, 2020 The Witches' Solstice, Yuletide Magicks Hosted by Tim Ozpagan "And the wheel turns … Now ... it's time for the sowing of seeds. We have forgotten to live, forgotten our needs. Our Muse lies here still and cold as the earth And we stand vigil with her into death” — Excerpt from our coven Winter Solstice rite.
At Mid-Winter, we are reminded that we have sometimes swallowed in too much of the ordinary world, and this can poison us in ways that make us forget who we are. Join us for this Solstice rite and turn the wheel of change.
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If you have any questions, please message: Tim Ozpagan