PCV Pagan Pride Day 2019

Grab your picnic gear and a camp chair and join the PCV for a casual and informative gathering in Edinburgh Gardens to celebratePagan Pride Day 2019.

It will be a great opportunity to meet representatives from a large cross-section of the Victorian pagan community and find out more about what is happening in our vibrant, diverse and open community. Best of all it is free.

We will be gathering behind the rotunda which is visible from St George’s Rd and is almost directly opposite the intersection of Brunswick St North and St George’s Rd. We are going to have up some banners and flags which should help make us easier to find.

The Element of Air Workshop

Discover how to create a strong connection with the air elements, empower your everyday life and open you to a new dimension of beings that work beyond our physical world! Be introduced to the element of Air and meet two of the Elemental Beings connected to the floating realms; Pegasus and Faeries. Learn how to connect with and embrace this energy!

AIR! Soft breezes curling around your body in soft embrace or rapid, cold and snarling winds whipping about in the midst of a storm. A place of beginnings, of the mind, intellect, clarity of thought and inspiration. With Air the mind births the action signals required to stimulate the body into movement. All beginnings, when first whispered, are an invisible vibration which is the very make up of air. It is this element that lifts the wings of birds, raising them to heights where they soar above the world and it is Air that allows our own invisible wings to be lifted high above the plane we dwell on, taking us into the realm of possibilities.

We can also get to know the Elemental beings, the children of the Elements, who share the Earth with us and know each of the Elements intimately. In this workshop something of their mystical, magickal energy will touch your heart and if you are lucky, tickle you all over!!

Topics Covered In This Air Element workshop:
**What are the elements?
**What are elemental beings?
**Embracing the element of Air
**Air characteristics and associations (colours, astrological signs, plane, senses, herbs & trees, animals, etc)
**The Air Elemental altar
**Introducing an Elemental Being: Pegasus
**Introducing an Elemental Being: Faeries
**Practical exercises to connect with Pegasus and Faeries
**Decorate and charge your own element Air candle, a magickal tool to help you connect to this element in future

This workshop can be studied individually or as part of the Embracing Witchcraft Certificate Program.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=483:element-air

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

Craft Your Own Book of Shadows Workshop

A book of shadows, also known as a Grimoire, is a place where a Witch keeps records of their research, spells, rituals, recipes, meditations, thoughts and other magickal secrets. This can be created from any kind of book you like, from a simple note book to something more elaborate with leather binding. It is up to you and is a very personal thing! You can decorate your book of shadows however you like. It all depends upon your taste and available time for the task. Some keep them very simple, some create beautiful meaningful covers but keep the inside plain, and others use elaborate decorations inside and out! The beauty is that it is up to you! The process of starting your own book of shadows can be daunting by yourself, so this short course will give you all the guidance and tools you need to start the process with confidence. Together we will discuss the options for your personal book of shadows, make suggestions of what it may contain or what you might do for the cover. Then you will be given a book plus many decorations to choose from to create the perfect cover that represents you and begin to create a magickal interior that you love and can continue to build on and work with!

Topics Covered in Book of Shadows workshop:
**Discus what is commonly put in a book of shadows and on the cover and meanings behind them
**Decorate your very own Book Of Shadows with a wide selection of decorations to choose from including charms, feathers, ribbons, crystal chips, stamps, stickers and more
**You can choose to perform a small ritual to cleanse and bless your Book Of Shadows once its completed or take home the information to do yourself privately

About Your Facilitator:
Amanda Godfrey, the founder of Mystical Dragon and College Principal, is a Witch and has had psychic experiences her whole life and has been conducting intuitive readings and healings professionally since 2002. She has also been studying and practicing witchcraft for over 20 years. Currently practicing as a solitary witch, Amanda has also been a High Priestess of a Coven and leads Mystical Dragons Open Circles held four times a year. Amanda has developed and taught many courses and workshops since 2003, covering topics including witchcraft, psychic development, crystals, meditation, tarot and more.

An eclectic Witch, Amanda has studied many different traditions of Witchcraft and brings this knowledge and experience into her workshops. She is very passionate about her Craft and truly cares about her students.

This short course can be studied individually or as part of the Embracing Witchcraft Certificate Program.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=795:bos-short-course

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

Making Magick Wands Workshop

Magick wands are used to direct and amplify Universal Energy and the most powerful wand is the one you make for yourself! In this short course you will create a magick wand using crystals, feathers, and wood blessed by the tree itself. A magick wand is a great tool to have in any room to create beautiful, calming energy, or use it as a healing tool to balance any level of the body’s energy. Wands are also an essential tool for any Ritual or Circle.

Decorate your wand with special items such as ribbons, beads, shells, etc to give it your own look and feel. There will be an assortment of items for you to choose from to add to your special wand, or bring something from home.

The workshop will finish with an optional short ceremony to cleanse and charge the wand with your energies. Everyone attending the workshop will leave with a complete and ready to use magick wand!

This workshop can be studied individually or as part of the Embracing Witchcraft Certificate Program.

About Your Facilitator
Amanda Godfrey, the founder of Mystical Dragon, is a Witch and has had psychic experiences her whole life and has been conducting intuitive readings and healings professionally since 2002. She has also been studying and practicing witchcraft for over 20 years. Currently practicing as a solitary witch, Amanda has also been a High Priestess of a Coven and leads Mystical Dragons Open Circles held four times a year. Amanda has developed and taught many courses and workshops since 2003, covering topics including witchcraft, psychic development, crystals, meditation, tarot and more.

An eclectic Witch, Amanda has studied many different traditions of Witchcraft and brings this knowledge and experience into her workshops. She is very passionate about her Craft and truly cares about her students.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=111:magick-wands

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

Crystal Ball Scrying (Crystalomancy) Workshop

Wouldn’t you like to gaze in to a crystal ball and see what the future holds? This short course will help you learn how to interpret any images you may see in the crystal ball, PLUS, you will also gain a deeper understanding and greater trust in your intuitive abilities.

Historically the origin of crystalomancy dates to ancient Egypt where priests were reputed to predict future events, so Crystal Ball reading really has been around for a very long time!

Topics Covered in this Crystalomancy workshop:
**A brief history of Crystalomancy (Crystal Ball Reading)
**A demonstration of Crystal Ball reading
**A group cleansing, healing and meditation to activate intuition
**Group and individual instruction on reading a Crystal Ball
**Individual practical experience of crystalomancy
**Interpretation of symbols found within the Crystal Ball

About Your Facilitator:
Audrey Haddacks was born in to the ninth generation of healers, psychics, readers and spiritual workers on her maternal grandmothers side and has been involved in spiritual work all her life. Her grandmother Clara began to teach her “The Ways” as soon as Audrey could walk and talk and it was from her grandmother that she learned to read Tarot. Audrey has worked as a Counsellor and Spiritual Healer for over 20 years both in England and Australia and now works as a General and Spiritual Counsellor, Reiki Master, Auset Healer, Tarot/Oracle Card Reader, and Certified Hypnotherapist. She also presents the Healing Power of Crystals Waves 1, 2 and 3 courses at Mystical Dragon.

Only $70p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=822:crystalomancy-short-course

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

Healing the Shadow Self Ritual

Connect with Lord Shiva, his powers, and his blessings to clear away ego attachments and heal the shadow aspects of the self, allowing us to be reborn, healed, and renewed. Lord Shiva is the prefect Divine Energy to assist us in releasing those aspects of the shadow self and ego that cause us to suffer. Through Lord Shiva’s Dance, we learn to release and clear negativity with grace and ease, taking advantage of the fact that all things change, so all things can be cleared, healed and made anew.

This ceremony takes elements from both the Buddhist and Vedic (yogic) carnal ground practises. Lord Shiva is invoked for his guidance and energy of destruction and renewal.

Lord Shiva has a special connection to meditation practises which aid in controlling and clearing the ill-effects of the uncontrolled ego. Your uncontrolled ego is the only thing that prevents you from attaining greatness. It is your uncontrolled ego that comes between your goals and your dreams, and makes you a less loving person. It is said that Lord Shiva carries his trishul (trident) to keep his ego in check. Lord Shiva never lets his ego get the better of himself. On the other hand, nor does Lord Shiva tolerate anyone else’s ego causing harm.

Lord Shiva is the prefect Divine Energy to assist us in releasing those aspects of the shadow self and ego that cause us to suffer. Through Lord Shiva’s Dance, we learn to release and clear negativity with grace and ease, taking advantage of the fact that all things change, so all things can be cleared, healed and made anew.

During this ceremony we will connect with Lord Shiva powers and blessings to clear away ego attachments and heal the shadow aspects of the self, allowing us to be reborn; healed and renewed. This ceremony is worked on the floor and works with connecting the earth element for grounding.

This ritual is capped at a maximum of 15 attendees and runs for approximately 90 minutes in total. It is held once a year.

About Your Facilitator:
Jennifer Valente is a remarkable energy healer and spiritual teacher. Born a psychic clairvoyant medium, Spirit have protected, guided and taught Jennifer throughout her life. She has been practising spiritual development and meditation since her early teens (20+ years).”Full spiritual integration in daily life” is Jennifer’s philosophy to spirituality and meditation practise. Having worked publicly as a professional Clairvoyant, Psychic and Medium since 2005, Jennifer provides private readings and holds regular public channelling sessions to allow others to connect and work with Spirit.

Only $35p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=694:shadow-self-ritual

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

Crystal Grids Workshop

Learn to unlock the potential of crystal grids! Used on their own crystals have energy and power, but when combined in a crystal grid their effectiveness is greatly enhanced and can help super charge your focus! Crystal Grids combine crystals placed with purpose utilising specific symbols and patterns. To get the most out of your crystal grids they need to be done with knowledge, so that the design you use will focus the universal energy in the right way. There are many times when a single crystal can be all that is required for a particular need. Properly prepared and used crystals can be highly effective little friends that will help us with our requests. But sometimes you feel you need a bit more. You might need to tune, further amplify, combine or shape a crystals energy with sacred symbols and other tools to help manifest and create the outcome you are looking for. Crystal grids are brilliant for this. This short course will help unlock this understanding for you so that you can go away and start working with effective crystal grids for yourself!

Topics Covered In This Crystal Grid workshop:
**Crystal grids vs carrying crystals
**Objectives/focuses with crystal grids
**Utilising other tools in your grid
**Assembling your crystal grid
**Considerations in your grid design
**Crystal selection and preparation
**Activating your crystal grid
**Right timing for your crystal grid
**Symbols and sacred geometry
**Location considerations
**Disassembly and storage
**Some recommended crystal grids

About Your Facilitator:
Amanda Godfrey is the founder of Mystical Dragon. Fascinated with crystals from an early age Amanda has now been studying and working with crystals for almost 20 years. Dubbed “the walking crystal encyclopedia” she is often called upon for crystal advice. This prompted Amanda to develop ’The Healing Power of Crystals’ courses and on-line Crystal Knowledge training to help others understand and appreciate the many types and uses of the crystals available to us. Amanda has written and teaches many other courses and workshops on topics that include chakras, magick, tarot, and psychic development. Amanda is always very excited to be able to share her passion and knowledge of crystals.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=793:crystal-grids-wksp

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia