WORKING WITH PERSONAL ARCHETYPES OF THE SHADOW • INNER WORK OF THE DARK FEMININE • WORKSHOP + RITUAL PRACTICUM • DURATION: 10HRS
FOR BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE
Deep soul work requires commitment. We will show you how to initiate change in your life and break free of unhealthy cycles and patterns. Don‘t miss this opportunity learn from one of Australia’s most respected teachers of Witches’ Shadow work. Frances Billinghurst, an initiated witch, author and teacher sharing much of her personal experience of Witchcraft and practices in Magick.
WitchesWorkshop is proud to support this special workshop and ritual event. This work promises to take you beyond the basics and into an experience of authentic Shadow work. Limited places book now.
Drink from the CAULDRON OF TRANSFORMATION
Through our own fear, we often ignore or misinterpret the gifts of the Dark Goddess because it is She who holds a mirror to our mortality and human frailties — however, it is She who also guides us to sup from a compelling magickal symbol, the Cauldron of Transformation, the Witches’ symbol of rebirth.
So why should every Witch undertake this work?
Facing our Shadow, we can find the inner qualities that we hide from the outside world and embrace this fundamental step toward becoming an authentic Witch.
Missing from many modern witch practices is this inner work of initiation. In this workshop, we show you how to give acknowledgement to this necessary rite of passage and what it means to be initiated.
If faced honestly, the pain of owning your own Shadow can be a magickal act of transformation. Such self-initiation liberates us from patterns the past.
In this workshop, you will be offered a way to sup from the Cauldron of the Dark Goddess in a powerful act of soul-making. If embraced authentically, the Dark Goddess be there to guide you as you step into the potential of the Witch you may become.
OUR NIGHT RITUAL
Nocturnal Hekate, the Libyan Snake Goddess Medusa, Sumerian Death Goddess Ereshkigal, and the ultimate Dark Mother Kali-Ma — these are the names of the dark feminine power.
The Dark Goddesses hold the sacred fires that light our rituals and show us how to practice their magick. You will hear their myths and use them as guides on the journey of this inner-work. When you step within the sacred circle, you are protected and will be guided by the Dark Mother. Standing ready to receive us, with our Shadow, is the Dark Goddess..
Frances founded the Temple of the Dark Moon in 1999 and since 2000, she has provided training courses, workshops and coven involvement for any sincere student. She lives and works in Adelaide where she is an active contributor to the local Pagan community.
Her worked with the mysteries of the Dark Goddess spans more than 16 years. While her books include: “Dancing the Sacred Wheel”; “In Her Sacred Name: Writings on the Divine Feminine”; “Call of the God: An Anthology exploring the Divine Masculine within modern Paganism”.
Frances has also contributed towards a number of anthologies including: “Unto Herself: A Devotional Anthology for Independent Goddesses”; “A Mantle of Stars: A Devotional Anthology to the Queen of Heaven”; “The Faery Queens”; “Naming the Goddess”; and “By Blood, Bone, and Blade: A Tribute to the Morrigan”. Her current writing project is based on the Dark Goddess.
Frances will be assisted by Tim Ozpagan, founder of WitchesWorkshop and fascilitator of many workshops and Witch Camp retreats. Tim has more than 40 years experience and involvement with coven based witchraft.
The workshop fee is $120.
“My first ever ritual—what an experience! I loved how welcoming everyone was and have made many friendships from this.” Lannie
“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.”
You may want to make written notes. We provide some drinks and snacks, with breaks for self bought lunch and shared dinner. We use the Alchemy Space in Newtown Sydney NSW 2526. Once you have arranged payment we will supply address details and direction.
This workshop is co-hosted by WitchesWorkshop and Temple of the Dark Moon are designed to be socially inclusive. We value and respect the cultural and gender diversity. 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 Facebook Messenger to provide contact with others attending and addressing any questions.