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WITCH CIRCLE

WELCOME TO OUR WITCH CIRCLE FREE WORKSHOPS

WITCH CIRCLE 
 IS A FREE MEETUP GROUP  HELD IN THE ALCHEMY SPACE, NEWTOWN, SYDNEY 

Welcome to WITCH CIRCLE Meetup group Sydney. Based in the inner-city suburb of Newtown, the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and held at THE ALCHEMY SPACE.

WITCH CIRCLE is a growing community with many wonderful witches attending from across Sydney, the Illawarra, the Central Coast of NSW and the Blue Mountains. Meeting, chatting, and sharing workshop and rituals is what makes our meetups so valuable. Each month you’ll be able to meet other witches and attend workshops on a broad range of topics to support your magickal and psychic development. There's something for every Witch.

What to expect? The WITCH CIRCLE Meetups are FREE workshops and are held a couple of times a month. We gather at 3.30pm and share BYO snacks and drinks. We chat until about 4pm and then start a short 1.5hr workshop see topics below. We follow on with a short ritual practicum based on the topic of the meetup, and finish around 7.30pm.

We meet in THE ALCHEMY SPACE Studio 1, 199 King St, Newtown; enter from Egan street.

NEXT WORKSHOPS

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Tarot Spellcraft

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 22 September, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Use your Tarot deck not just as a divining tool, but unlock the potential for creayting positive change through the images of the cards.
Bruce Carter returns to offer us insight to working with the Tarot in a whole other way beyond divination. If you don't have a Tarot deck now would be a great time to invest in this tool — no Witch should be without one.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Creating Spells. Creating Change.

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 6 October, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Witchcraft is a spiritual practice that is proactive when comes to life circumstances and Casting Spell is at the heart of this philosophy.
But understanding the principles of Spell Craft is fundamental to being effective in your magical work. Come and learn the art of Creating Spells and Creating Change.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Candle Magick

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 20 October, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Candle Magick is one of the oldest practices among Witches. We can trace back this ancient ritual use of fire to the Middle Stone Ages, the primitive Palaeolithic era.
Learn how to cast spells and prepare candles for your rituals. Come with a prepared intention for our rite of candle magick ... And perhaps this time making a wish on your candle will get the power for its fulfilment with the support from our Circle of Witches.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Nightshade Journeys

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 3  November, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us as we infuse our cauldron and chalice with the steeped-in herbs of the Moon. What will these concoctions do?
Out of body experiences have long been "le savoir-faire" of witches. Learn the art of the Witches' Night-Flight journeys as you discover recipes not only used to facilitate out of body experiences through powerful plant medicines, but we'll tap into the techniques for creating altered states of consciousness, the bridge to the Witches' Nightshade journeys.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

The Witches’ Pyramid

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 17 November
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

A sound foundation to your Craft and practice of Magick is anchored in what’s called the Witches’ Pyramid. Known sometimes as the powers of the Sphinx. Suffice to say without these fundamental principles your magickal practice will have missed an essential ingredient.
Mara will guide you through each step of this important process to help you avoid common mistakes.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Diagnose like a Witch

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 8 December, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

All good witch-doctors know how to do a diagnosis of the symptoms before proceeding to the cure. Learn how witches use alchemy and other diagnostic tools to reveal problems before creating real change.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Summer Solstice Sabbat

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday, 22 December, 2019

For Witches living in the Great Southern Land, this time of year is the height of our Summer. It’s our Solstice night or shortest night and longest day. Some call this Sabbat by the Christian name, St John’s Day. Others use Litha, which is thought mean 'the gentle’ or 'June'; but that does not seem very appropriate for Witches living Downunder on either count. Others simply call it ‘Mid Summer’.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Scrying, a Witch’s second-sight

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 19 January 2020
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Developing the ’sight’ is a fundamental skill for Witches. In fact, it's one of the signs that you are ‘Witch’ but if you need some pointers to help your practice Mara will share a number of tried and true techniques to help.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Lammas, the harvest Sabbat 

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 2 February 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Lammas is the golden festival of the harvest Sabbat. Witches and Celtic pagans also call it Lughnasadh in celebration of the harvest which is dedicated to Lugh, the ancient Irish god of light. Mara will lead us in ritual sharing of the magical rites of the harvest.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Healing Spirits, the Witch’s Familiar

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, 8 March 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The primary function of the Witch’s Familiar Spirit is healing.
If you have ever felt dispirited or felt like you’ve lost your mojo, then as a Witch you'll know this is a symptom that you need to reconnect with your animal power. A Witch's Familiar spirit is her guide and protector. Tim will lead you in ritual practices to help you rediscover how the spirit animal power provide healing and guidance.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Cord Magick at the Autumn Equinox Sabbat

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday 22 March 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The use of the Witch’s Cord in magick covers a variety uses from simple binding and releasing acts to the creating of a Witch’s ‘ladder’. Mara will share her experience of Cord magick and group ritual for the Autumn Equinox Sabbat.
In preparation for this practicum bring with you a new piece of unknotted red cord, nine feet in length.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Samhain + the Square of Mercury

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday 26 April, 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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.

WITCH CIRCLE  
Free Workshops

Come and book via our Meetup page: WITCH CIRCLE Meetup.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Luna malady and it’s Healing Ritual

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, April 14, 2019
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

There’s a reason why a Witch is sometimes called a ‘Moon Child’. Do you feel odd or strange at the Full Moon? You aren’t alone. Most witches report the unsettling effects that the Full Moon’s energy has on them, but there ways to clear and balance your Luna malady.
Tim will share the healing mantric-spell given to him under the influence of the Lunar malady and it’s key to opening a doorway to the soul.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

The Witch's Path: Traditions within the Craft

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, May 24, 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Sigil Magick

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, June 7, 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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.

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

The Witches' Solstice, Yuletide Magicks

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, June 21, 2020
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

"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.

PAST WORKSHOPS

These workshops will be repeated again — watch for new dates. 
Witch Circle Meetup Sydney

Casting Spells:
Creating Change workshop

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, February 10, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Need to create change in your life? Witches have long known the secret to crafting spells and using the methods of Sympathetic Magick. Come and discover how to cast a spell and set the ball rolling for positive change.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

Witch Circle Meetup Group Sydney

Nightshade Journeys:
Out of Body Experiences

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, February 24, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Out of body experiences have long been “le savoir faire” of witches. Learn the art of Witches‘ night flight. Witches not only used ointments as powerful plant medicines to help facilitate out of body experiences, but also learned to tap deeply into altered states of consciousness in order to produce night-flights. You can learn these techniques.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

Diagnose like a Witch

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, March 10, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Diagnose like a Witch: All good 'witch-doctors' know how to do a diagnosis of symptoms before proceeding to the cure. Learn how witches use alchemy to diagnose problems and create real change.

This workshop is a free event, but the organisers appreciate a donation to cover rent and materials.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Different start time 4 pm, we start promptly at 4.30pm

Your Psychic Anatomy

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, March 24, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Your Psychic Anatomy: Use the four elements to balance your psychic anatomy and create wellbeing with the Alchemical power of the four elements. Combining the use of ritual and yogic asana (posture) and pranayama (breath) to clear imbalances.

This workshop is a free event, but the organisers appreciate a donation to cover rent and materials.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Healing Spirits

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, April 14, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Have you ever felt dispirited? Finding your mojo may simply be a matter of reconnecting with your animal power. A Witches' Familiar spirit is her guide, protector and animal power. Discover how your spirit animal power provides healing and guidance.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Sydney

Luna Malady

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Do you feel odd or strange at the Full Moon? You aren’t alone. Most witches report the unsettling effects that the Full Moon’s energy has on them, but there are ways to clear and balance your Luna malady.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Moon Magicks

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, May 12, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

How do Witches use the Moon to influence their spells and make life more intentional? Every month the Moon cycles through the zodiac, find out how tapping into this energy can make a big difference to the success of your spellcraft.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup Group Sydney

Terra-Aqua-Aeris-Ignis-Spiritus

Free WITCH CIRCLE workshop
Sunday, May 26, 2019
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The four elements and the one to bind them. The elements are fundamental to Witchcraft, discover the many ways witches use Terra/Earth, Aqua/Water, Aeris/Air, Ignis/Fire, and Spiritus/Ether.

There’s limited space so booking via Meetup event page is essential. Please bring something to share to eat and drink. Arrive from 3.15pm, we start promptly at 3.30pm

WITCH CIRCLE Meetup
FREE workshops & events

What to expect?

Our approach to the new meetups is to provide more structure, but we don’t want it to be all work, we also want the meetups to be fun, interesting, and a great place socialise with kindred spirits. 
Because there is limited space in the Alchemy Space we suggest you register early and avoid disappointment. See link HERE or use the above workshop links.

What is the format for the Workshops?

We have organised the workshops with a basic structure over 3 hours or so.
The beginning is the first half-hour or so, when we get generally acquainted, have something to eat and drink while we wait for everyone to arrive.
The middle of our meetup is for the workshops. And finally at the end, there’ll again be time to chat and share with everyone. Above all we want this to be an opportunity for you to make connections with our growing Sydney Witchcraft community.

Who organises the Witch Circle Meetups?

The workshops are generally lead by Tim Ozpagan, with contributions from Mara Carter. Both Tim and Mara have had many years experience in the Craft and running local covens and workshops.
If you would like to present a workshop or have an idea for a Meetup come along and discuss your ideas with us. We welcome events that will interest our members and we are willing to support you achieve your ideas.

Food and drink and room hire donations

Please bring refreshments along to share. Finger foods always goes down well, such as cheeses, olives, dips, and crackers, and for drinks any wine, juices and teas are encouraged. 
The Alchemy Space charges us rent and so we encourage everyone to contribute $10 please.

Come and also join your online community WitchesWorkshop

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The Alchemy Space


Where is the Alchemy Space?

Our event venue host is the Alchemy Space which is run in colaboration with our sponsor the WitchesWorkshop. The entrance to the Alchemy Space is from the side street on Egan Street, which is just off 199 King Street. See the map directions below.

By the front door to the Alchemy Space is a clearly displayed sign. Just push the door open and come straight come upstairs. At the top of the stairs, immediately to your right you’ll see our door to Studio 1, just opposite the Kundalini Yoga group. Inside our space, you’ll find room on shelving for your shoes and bags.

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