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Selected information, interviews and images about
WitchesWorkshop, WITCH CIRCLE Sydney and Tim Ozpagan for media stories.

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Tim Ozpagan and coven members invite media interviews or requests for further information. Tim has previously appeared in print, television and radio to discuss the subjects of Witchcraft, Wicca, Magick, and Shamanism.

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PUBLICATION SAMPLES

Books, magazines and essays


Tim Ozpagan's journey into Witchcraft

Contributing author, chapter three

Tim was invited to contribute a chapter in the book "Practising the Witch's Craft: real magic under a southern sky". The editor was Sociology Prof. Doug Ezzy. In 17 pages Tim explains what his journey into Witchcraft is like and how his path continues to be shaped by powerful psychic experiences.

"Drink from the cup of Witches’ wine and
remember ancient rites forgotten by time."
Tim begins the chapter with his definition of Witchcraft. "Witchcraft is a practical system of mysticism whose method is known as magick. At the core of my experience of Witchcraft is a direct and personal encounter of the psychic reality. I have come to understand Witchcraft as a type of gnosis or mysticism through which communion with the Divine is the principle initiation."

Tim was also the graphic designer for the book's cover.

LINK: Practising the Witch's Craft


OTHER magazine

There are other ways of seeing the world

OTHER magazine is the offical publication of WitchesWorkshop and brainchild of Tim Ozpagan and an amazing team of creatives.

The OTHER is most especially expressed in cultural differences, and given voice through the arts and literature. For the academically inclined, the 20th century French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas explored the idea of the other, and it was articulated further in the work of Edward Said's Orientalism; but we are already very familiar with the other, at least at an instinctual level. It is the uniqueness we recognise in others, their differentness from us. Otherness is epitomised in one of Sydney’s most famous eccentrics, the late visionary artist Rosaleen Norton, who was known as the Witch of Kings Cross. She revelled in her otherness…
“They are alien, Other.
I'm touched with uneasiness…
Fear of these humans… and glide away sidelong:
Yet joying in fear, in my stealthy aloofness,
To know they are Th ey and I'm I.”

OTHER magazine is returning in 2020
LINK: OTHER magazine

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True believers
Sydney Morning Herald Magazine

Witchcraft believer: Tim (Ozpagan) Hartridge


A witch is someone who is in touch with their psychic function ... I believe you're born a witch but a lot of people put emphasis on being initiated into witchcraft. Witches aren't fundamentalist in their practices - you don't really have to do anything but you feel an urge to do things.

Witches' temples are portable - you can cast a circle, a sacred space, anywhere. Casting a circle usually involves creating a boundary between this world and the next, pointing to the circle with a ritual knife. Witches work in a coven to amplify energy, as well as to synchronise it with the lunar cycle, which amplifies it further.

From fire temples and "skyclad" rituals to seeking stillness amid chaos, Dominic Rolfe learns about five paths to higher understanding from devotees of Sydney's lesser-known spiritual practices.

LINK: Sydney Morning Herald Magazine

FILM & TV

Documentary appearances

Tim Ozpagan in Under a Pagan Sky documentary

Under a Pagan Sky 

Official Trailer (2 mins) 57 minute ABC Australia Compass documentary
LINK: https://vimeo.com/558124992

Has Western culture has lost its sense of transcendence, dramatic rituals celebrating the turning of the seasons, and the mysteries of sex, death and human existence?

The mysteries of life and death are still explored by Pagans in Australia. However, there are substantial challenges in practising Paganism south of the equator.

In 
Under a Pagan Sky, experience the private rituals and celebrations of Australians recreating Pagan traditions for the southern hemisphere. Together they face the seasonal challenges and spiritual boundaries of nature worship in a vast continent, at a crucial time in environmental history.

HELEN BROWING
Director Producer & Editor

Tim Ozpagan and Nuit's Veil Coven featured in Around the World in 80 Faiths

Round the World in 80 Faiths
Urban Witchcraft 

Starts 37minutes into Episode 1
LINK: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3b17zi

Australia Around the World in 80 Faiths Episode 1 - Australasia and the Pacific Ring of Fire. British television series which was first broadcast by the BBC on 2 January 2009. The series was presented by Anglican vicar Pete Owen-Jones, who was researching the various faiths from around the world..

Tim Ozpagan and coven members are featured in this documentary film under Urban Witchcraft. Presenter
Rev. Peter Owen Jones is invited to come and dance skyclad in the Witches' Circle.

Sian Salt, Tom Sheahan, Karen Selway, Graham Johnston, Rob Cowling, Kevin Jarvis
BBC Directors

PODCAST-RADIO INTERVIEWS

A sample of interviews on podcast and radio. 

  Podcast

Witchcast with
Lucy Cavendish


Lucy interviews Tim Ozpagan about NOX, a night soul journey (Episode 18) and explores the Italian TV series Luna Nera. Lucy asks Tim about his work with the Moon and NOX and the Witches Workshops he has run over the last 20 years.
The interview segment begins 36 minutes into the podcast.

Live Radio

92.5 Gold FM
Triple MMM


Mainstream radio will often have a lighter take on the topic of Witchcraft and Hallowe'en in particular, Tim talks about what witches get up to. He shows that while witches are serious about their Craft, they do enjoy some media depictions of witches in a comic light. The interview runs 4:30 minutes

  Podcast

Elemental Castings 
with T. Thorn Coyle


Thorn talks to Tim about deep magick and it's meaning. He shares stories about his pigrimage to the heart of Australia, the amazing Uluru and desert. Thorn begins by asking about how Tim began in the practice of Witchcraft and Magick. The complete interview runs 52 minutes.

PHOTO IMAGES

Images from the Witch Circle and WitchesWorkshop


Tim Ozpagan preparing the Circle tools

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In preparation for a Dark Moon ritual. This is the time just before a new moon, when there is no moon visible in the sky, and a time to reach deep into the Underworld of spirit familiars and primal elemental energies.

LINK: Tim Ozpagan preparing the Circle for a Dark Moon rite


Witch Circle preparing to raise energy

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The Witches stand in the Circle and gaze into the fire in preparation to raising the Cone of Power with dance. "In our hands we hold the Circle, with our bodies we mark this space."


LINK: "In our hands we hold the Circle"


Sacred ground and shared journeys

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Sharing our uniques stories helps those new to the Witch Circle to feel valued as part of our inclusive community.

We are based in the inner city area of Newtown, the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. A strong part of the ethos of coming into the Witch Circle is pay our respests to the traditional peoples of this land on which we sit. We introduce the sacred space with a reminder others older and wiser than us have danced here before us and that we can learn from them.

LINK: Teaching in the Witch Circle Sydney


Centre left Mara Carter and right Tim Ozpagan, Witch Circle Meetup Sydney 

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Tim Ozpagan, Mara Carter and other members provide free workshops for those seeking an instruction in the foundation practices of the Witch's craft.

"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 Sydney Witchcraft community. Whether you are just starting on your path or you have been into Witchcraft forever you are very welcome."

LINK: Tim Ozpagan & Mara Carter in the Witch Circle Meeetup Sydney


Tim and Mara casting the Circle

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Tim Ozpagan and Mara Carter instructing students on the Witch's method for creating sacred space. Using the four elements, earth, water, air, and fire with the ceremonial sword and sacred cauldron, symbol of the womb of Mother Nature, they build a psychic container in which to hold the energy to be raised.

OTHER magazine is returning in 2020
LINK: Tim Ozpagan & Mara Carter in the Witch Circle Meeetup Sydney


Witches raising the Cone of Power

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Tim Ozpagan and Mara Carter, on behalf of Witches Workshop, host the popular WITCH CIRCLE Sydney Meetup community.

"We are based in the inner city area of Newtown at the Alchemy Space, the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We are an inclusive community with great diversity in cultural backgrounds, practices and traditions."

"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. We've met some wonderful witches and see WITCH CIRCLE Meetup community continue to grow. Since Tim and Mara refreshed this Meetup group in February 2019 the group has grown from 500 members to over 900+ Witches."

LINK: Witches raising the Cone of Power

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Witch Circle Sydney 

Join the Witch Circle Sydney Meetup for FREE workshops creating connection in a growing community. Each month many wonderful witches attend our workshops from across Sydney, the Illawarra district of the Central Coast of NSW and the Blue Mountains. You can too.

Contact

Need more information?
Contact Tim Ozpagan

Address

The Alchemy Space
Studio 1, 199 King Street,
Newtown NSW 2042
Australia
(Enterance on Egan street)


 

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