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Practical Witchcraft with Marian Green ‘Ritual and Magic’

Following on from her initial event, Marian Green, author of ‘A Witch Alone,’ invites you to delve deeper into Ritual and Magic.

This workshop teaches the basics helping you develop your own toolkit for effective magic ritual.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable people in the fields of witchcraft, magic and Western Mysteries.

The course will focus on the following topics:
⭐️ setting up the ritual (circle, quarters)
⭐️ use of symbolism
⭐️ invoking
⭐️ intention of spells
⭐️ application of magic paraphernalia
⭐️ working with group dynamics

No previous experience is required but an open mind and a respect of others’ beliefs is essential.

Location: The workshop takes place at The Southville Centre, Bristol (details below) from 9.30am to 17.00pm.

Cost: £60 (£20 deposit with £40 balance on the day).

Please note that spaces are limited.

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DIY Ritual

I’ve been interested in ritual and the ideas of magic since attending Roman Catholic school as a small child. Each festival, I watched our classroom transform into a place of ritual worship. Immaculate white tablecloths covered the teacher’s desk, adorned with polished gold chalice and magical paraphernalia, crucifixes and candelabra. As we sat, hushed and waiting, our senses filled with Frankincense, the gentle priest would enter. Familiar in his white robes and jewel coloured stole, he’d stand before us at our newly created altar.

This was my introduction to ritual and I soaked it up, giddy with incense and absolute recognition that higher forces were being invoked.

When the opportunity arose, I recreated this enchantment for myself at home. Having managed to dodge church on a Sunday morning due to sickness, I assured my dad that I’d watch a televised service. When he’d driven off, I asked my mother for the folding table and her best tablecloth then keenly searched our home for the correct utensils.

I held my very own ritual that day with the TV mass muted. I was in my element. A biscuit and goblet of Ribena before me and surrounded by carefully chosen symbols, I uttered my own incantation. It was instinctive and meaningful. I was around nine or ten years old and I felt wholly accomplished.

When my father returned and berated me for blasphemy, I was shocked. His reaction didn’t make sense to me. At my core, I knew that ritual is an innately human compulsion. I remained sure of this and would continue to meddle privately in my own ways.

Over the years, the most powerful rituals I have taken part in are the ones I’ve conducted alone. I adore joining with others in mutual intention, sharing of occasion and the wonderment of experiencing ritual translated through others’ perspectives. Yet, when I’m presented with undisturbed time and space to explore ritual using familiar objects in my own home, the effect is exceptionally potent.

People often avoid creating their own ritual for fear of getting something wrong. I say resist your mind and listen to your heart. What do you feel impelled to say thank you for, release from your life, protect, or honour? Go with that. Which gods and goddesses, Lords and Ladies, angels or elementals are you drawn to? Don’t depend on A-Zs or Google. If a sacred name occurs to you then use it. There are no mistakes, simply trust your own truth.

Let choosing your implements be a playful and revealing process in itself. By using your imagination you can create anything you need. You don’t need to be an artist to roughly sketch a representation of anything you wish to draw upon. Everyday objects contain a particular potency because they directly resonate with your life – employ them! Trust yourself to instinctively use what you have to hand and avoid the distraction of restrictive dogma.

Within your home you will most certainly find practical objects: string, ribbon, paper, figurines, candles, incense and cooking utensils. Whether you live in a bustling city or a secluded valley, you only need to step outside your door to find leaves, flowers, herbs, stones, wood and feathers. Add a pinch of playing cards in lieu of tarot, a sprinkling of photos, snippets of words and pictures from newspapers and magazines, and a personal trinket or two.

Or use none of those things…as you wish. Choose what you will, because it makes sense to you and for no other reason.

A focused intention is the most important ingredient. So it’s useful to make a few notes in the hours or days leading up to your ritual. You’ll have been weaving ideas naturally as you go about your daily business, but the simple act of writing them down can be their first real invitation into existence.

Once you’ve set up with clear intent and applied protection in a style that feels right to you (circle casting, white light or your own means) give yourself time to enjoy each moment. You may find you’re stirred to sing, dance or move. There’s no performance, just an exploration, so let the occasion unfurl and allow yourself to be guided by it.

Knowing that you will not be disturbed is paramount. There’s nothing worse than having to clock watch if you’ve only one toe in the earthly realm. Equally, you will eventually feel the ritual flowing towards its natural end. Be grateful for your time and accept that your workings will continue to reverberate in the hours, days and weeks after the ritual.

Five years ago, I applied the DIY ritual concept on a most important occasion. My husband and I were hand-fasted on a beach just after the turn of the tide. The symbolism and words were created just for us. Witnessed by a small group of loved ones, the person that most remarked on its beauty and real sense of meaning was my dad. He’d felt it, that same awareness I’d experienced as a child. I think we both knew that he always had.

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Interested in developing your own toolkit for effective ritual?
Upcoming workshop: Ritual and Magic with Marian Green
Saturday 8th July 2017, Southville Centre, Bristol.
Limited spaces. Contact: scarlettofthefae@gmail.com

 

Image: Thanks to Peter Hall Studio

 

 

Marian Green’s Wild Herb Walk

Ever wondered about the plants and herbs growing right by our pathways in this beautiful city?

As we walk to work in our local areas there are plenty of wild herbs growing that can be eaten or used for medicinal purposes.

Come and walk with Marian as she identifies wild plants and advises their seasonal nature and uses.

We will meet St George’s on Great George Street. The walk will be three hours ending with an optional one hour group lunch at The Folkhouse where we can further discuss our finds.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

 

Weekend Workshop: Arts in Mindfulness

Personal Odyssey : A Journey of Transformation through Meditation, Reflection & Creativity.

Take a transformative journey using arts therapy, mindfulness meditation, sensing community and the natural surroundings.

Step into the role that is YOU being the creator of becoming more and more fully YOU with vibrancy, natural confidence, depth and authenticity.

Facilitator Naomi West provides a safe and strong space through which your inner landscape can settle, move and transform naturally, offering your core being and creative heart back to you. Using grounding meditations you will connect with your deep self and travel through a creative process with a variety of art materials helping ‘the truest you’ find your creative flow.

Creative flow is something that runs through all of life and ourselves, but it can become held back at times for many reasons. The process and product of your creativity can reveal the unconscious: what we resist in ourselves and life, both the positive and negative may be found there, and understanding and embracing these over time can bring grounding, freedom and greater easeful presence in ourselves.

The Facilitator: Naomi West is a psychotherapist. She has trained and worked in integrative arts therapies since 2009 and runs retreats in Jersey, the UK and France. As well as her Masters in psychotherapy and extensive experience in the arts, Naomi’s draws upon her 10 year Zen meditation practice to offer gentle yet powerfully transformative retreats.

www.artsinmindfulness.com

Friday evening 7pm-9pm then Saturday daytime 10am – 5.30pm
Costs are a special introductory price:

£40 for Friday and Saturday
(£10 optional taster Friday evening only but NB limited spaces and priority will be given to those taking part in both days).

No artistic or meditation experience needed.

Please contact Jo at Scarlett of the Fae Events scarlettofthefae@gmail.com to reserve your space.

Weekend Workshop London: Body Mirror System of Healing

Annick Brofman returns to the UK on April 29-30 for a Body Mirror System HEALING WEEKEND workshop.

The Body Mirror System of healing developed by Martin Brofman, is a synthesis of Western psychology and Eastern philosophies based on the chakras (energy centers found in the Hindu traditions). Because each of these chakras can be associated with certain parts of the consciousness as well as certain parts of the body, they allow us to read the body as a map of the consciousness within. Thus, tensions in the body are seen to reflect tensions in the consciousness, and the chakras can be used as a vehicle to understand the Body Mind Interface and its implications for healing.

For more information: www.fondation-brofman.org

During the class, you will exchange 5 healings with other participants, using various techniques you have been taught, and at the completion of the class, you will be able to:

1. Understand and experience yourself as a Being of energy.

2. Feel and direct energy, and see energy (auras, chakras, thought forms.)

3. Understand the relationship between your body and your consciousness.

4. Understand how symptoms in the body reflect tensions in the consciousness.

5. Read the body as a map of consciousness, understanding the inner causes to outer symptoms.

6. Understand the chakras and their associations with specific parts of the consciousness and specific parts of the body.

7. Use various tools designed for healing (White Light, colours, thought forms.)

8. See the results of putting these techniques and tools to use.

If you live in London and would like to host a participant from abroad for the weekend, please contact Jo.

ADVANCE BOOKING is ESSENTIAL

Tuition for the class is €300 or £245.

If you are repeating the weekend class of the Body Mirror System of Healing for the second or third time, or if you have already attended one Intensive Level 1, you will pay half price £122.50.

If you have attended at least 3 weekend classes (or one Intensive Level 1 plus one week end class) in the Body Mirror System, you can attend this class for free.

If you would like to enrol for this class, you will need to pay a deposit of £100.

The class starts both days at 9.30am and ends around 8.30pm on Saturday and around 7.30pm on Sunday. Registration starts on Saturday morning at 8.30am.


For further information and payment details please contact:

Jo Hickey-Hall at ScarlettoftheFae@gmail.com

We are all healers.

Love heals.

Anything can be healed.

Workshop Bristol: Practical Witchcraft with Marian Green

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A rare opportunity to learn from one of the most knowledgeable people in the fields of witchcraft, magic and Western Mysteries.

Marian Green, author of ‘A Witch Alone‘ teaches the ethics of magic and deepening ritual.  The workshop provides a unique arena for each individual to identify and develop their own working practices.

The course may include topics such as:

  • the origins of witchcraft
  • looking for the witch within
  • the ethics of magic
  • exploring your location
  • constructing your ritual
  • insights to elements and quarters
  • working with seasonal and lunar cycles
  • incorporating deities and imagery such as Horned God and Moon Goddess

No previous experience is required but an open mind and a respect of others’ beliefs is essential.

Spaces are limited.

Practical Witchcraft: A Free Talk with Marian Green

We are delighted to announce that Marian Green, best-selling author of, ‘A Witch Alone‘, will deliver a free talk at The Old Bookshop, Bristol on Tuesday 24th January 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Grab a pint and a pew at Bristol’s best pub and hear one of the most notable magic workers of modern times speak on the subject of witchcraft and it’s practical use in the 21st century.

A Q+A will follow with a welcome general discussion.

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Thanks to Peter Hall Studio for the poster artwork!

Fáilte (Welcome)

‘Scarlett of the Fae’ is born out of a love and curiosity of all things Fae and Otherwordly.

If your inquisitive spirit has led you here, then perhaps you have a tale to tell…or maybe you sense that there is more to this world than what we ordinarily perceive as ‘physical reality’.

Many individuals have experienced the Fae and remain silent, for fear of ridicule or misunderstanding.  Yet, fairy sightings continue to occur all over the world.

Our research project ‘Modern Fairy Sightings‘ collects and preserves these experiences for future generations and aims to break the resistant taboo around fairy sightings.

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Faldouet Dolmen. Jersey, Channel Islands.