SUMMARY: PRIMER TO CIRCLE WORK • DURATION: 16HRS (3 Sessions + bonus night) • THEORY + COVEN RITUAL PRACTICE • SPELLCRAFT AND PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT • FOR BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE
This comprehensive workshop is the place to begin your journey in the practice of contemporary witchcraft, psychic development, and group ritual work. The workshop course is designed to help guide those interested in experiencing an authentic ritual practice while gaining an appreciation of what it is like to be in a modern witches’ coven.
The course is comprised of 3 workshop sessions, plus an evening with the coven; running in total over 16hrs. Each class provides both a detailed theory session followed by exercises in the ritual practices. You will experience some core witchcraft practices including the group creation of sacred space and activities in psychic development and spell-craft.
The full workshop fee is $240, with a bonus night spent with the coven. You will also receive a course ebook “The Witches’ Workshop Toolbox,” valued at $25. The course is also available to repeat students for only $100, and coven members are admitted free.
Casting the Witch’s Circle workshop is offered as the best way to make a start in the practice of witchcraft and coven-based ritual work. Your teacher Tim Ozpagan has more than 40 years experience and uses a down-to-earth instructional style. Workshops are scheduled just a few times a year.
“My first ever ritual—what an experience! I loved how welcoming everyone was and have made many friendships from this.” Lannie
THEORY SESSION: Exploring the differences between Wicca and Witchcraft; the contemporary expressions of the modern Craft; The influence of Ceremonial Magick and Alchemy; an introduction to Hermetic Magick as an internal Alchemy and its application in the Witch’s circle; How to create ritual and sacred space and preparation to entering the Witch’s Circle. Question time.
RITUAL PRACTICUM: A method of circle casting using the chanted resonance of Enochian elemental names; Using the primal tools of dance, chant and drum; raising power in ritual and entry into a trance or altered states of consciousness; An exercise in the creation of thought-forms for an improvised spell-casting. Feedback time.
THEORY SESSION: Sigils and the “Darling of Mayfair”, trance-artist Austin Osman Spare; the fundamentals of Sigil Magick and constructing a Sigil for ritual; Principles of Spellcraft and the techniques of Sympathetic Magick; The Witches' use of alchemical processes in spells. Question time.
RITUAL PRACTICUM: the Middle Pillar and Circle Casting ritual; breath techniques for deepening trance and focusing your intention for a Sigil Magick spell-casting; The incubation techniques of spells through alchemy. Feedback time.
“I’m passionate about sharing the development of our psychic life through a contemporary tradition of the witchcraft. This is the course I wish I’d had when I was starting.” Tim Ozpagan
Each workshop moves participants from theory into ritual practice right from the start. The sessions begin with a theoretical study followed by applied ritual and practical exercises. During each workshop, we will cover a variety of techniques used by witches for psychic development. Questions encouraged throughout each class.
A special coven evening is organised at the end of the last night of the workshop sessions. The evening combines both a social meetup and shared ritual practice. You should bring with you some form of ritual attire or a robe for the ceremony. More details are shared on the last night of the 3rd night of the workshop session.
“This weekend has been a mind-blowing, life-changing event. The energy in the rituals were beyond the scale of anything else I have experienced before; and the loving, caring community made me feel so at home.”
“What I experienced...was an extension of what I experienced during my re-dedication to the Craft...the ritual was absolutely beautiful, dark and dramatic. I really look forward to future rituals and want to extend my thanks to all who participated... The ritual inspired me to work with my Shadow self and has initiated a very interesting journey.”
“I think it [witchcraft] speaks of an appreciation of the environment which we don't have anymore.”
Casting the Witch’s Circle workshop is held just a few times a year, these are announced via our WitchesWorkshop Facebook Page and Facebook Group.
NEXT workshop starting soon: 3 immersive workshop sessions
Friday 6 April, Saturday 7 April, and Monday 9 April 2018
PLUS a special BONUS evening with the coven (bta).
Step 1: Register your name and contact information.
The workshop groups are intentionally kept small and are usually limited to between 5 and 10 participants.
To secure your place please first check that the event is not sold-out.
See here: WitchesWorkshop Facebook events page (click here*)
Next, click to register.
You can use a Direct Debit: ANZ Bank BSB 012013 Acc 307903618
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Once you complete the above two-steps using the registration form and payment form you’ll receive an acknowledgement email and receipt from WitchesWorkshop. We will also provide you with further information on what to bring and what to expect. Prior to the start of the workshop you’ll receive a FREE copy of the “Witches Workshop Toolbox” ebook to help make your experience memorable.
You may want to make written notes, but your FREE copy of “Witches Workshop Toolbox” ebook includes detailed notes and essays from each workshop session. For the workshops we provide some drinks and snacks, but you should eat before you arrive.
We use the ALCHEMY space, Studio 1, 199 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042. PLEASE NOTE: the entrance is from side street on Egan Street. Newtown is a busy area so if you are driving allow enough time to find a parking spot.
The workshops are designed to be socially inclusive. We value and respect the cultural and gender diversity that students bring to our classes. For many who are venturing into ritual work for the first time it can be helpful to share experiences of the workshops.
With this in mind we use a group room on Facebook Messenger to provide contact with others attending, as well as a way of addressing your questions.