AWC International Guest: Gemma Gary

The Pagan Collective of Victoria is very pleased to announce that our special international guest for the 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference will be UK writer and British “Old Craft” initiate, Gemma Gary.

Gemma Gary is an occultist, writer, artist, traditional ‘guise’ performer and a trustee of ‘Friends of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft’. Her written work explores witchcraft and folk magical traditions, often with a focus upon these traditions as found in Devonshire and Cornwall. To find out more about Gemma, visit www.gemmagary.co.uk

The 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference will take place in Central Victoria from the 13th – 15th of September. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.awc2019.com

Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.06: There Goes All My Duck Jokes

S1e06 coverEpisode 6: There Goes All My Duck Jokes (February 2019)

We joined forces this month with Matt (Combined Covens Social Club), as well as Lee and Teneal (Sacred Radicals).

Join us as we discuss the challenges and joys of being a millennial Pagan in Australia. Also ducks, inter-library loans, aesthetic vs authenticity and more!

This month’s music is Spark Archer by Mark with the Sea.

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AWC tickets now on sale

Tickets to the 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference are now on sale via the shiny new AWC 2019 website!

The Australian Wiccan Conference (AWC) was started in 1984, with the first gathering being held in South Australia. The Conference is traditionally held on the weekend closest to the Spring Equinox. Every year the conference is hosted in a different state by different British Traditional Wiccan Covens, or community groups supported by their local Wiccan coven. It is attended by Wiccans, Witches and Pagans from all over Australia to meet in fellowship and in celebration of Spring.

The conference takes place over a weekend close to the Spring Equinox and involves dormitory or lodge style accommodation, workshops and lectures throughout the weekend, a Spring Ritual, and evening entertainment.

Our theme

“By magic of old, be it done”
Our theme for AWC2019 is an exploration of traditional folk magic and witchcraft practices. We will be delving into some traditional folkloric magical practices and showing you how they can be incorporated into your own personal practice.

Special international guest

At this year’s AWC a Special International Guest will join us. We can’t announce who it will be just yet but to give you a hint – they are a highly-respected author on Traditional Witchcraft and Folklore…stay tuned for the formal announcement!

Dates

Friday 13th September to Sunday 15th September 2019

Australian Wiccan Conference 2019 Logo Unveiled

Check out our beautiful AWC19 logo, hand drawn by the very talented Sarah Morgan!

We will be hosting the 35th annual Australian Wiccan Conference this September 13th – 15th in Central Victoria, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne.

Follow the AWC 2019 Facebook page for updates.

Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 5: Start as you Mean to Go On

s1e05 coverEpisode 5: Start as You Mean to Go on (January 2019)

We got together on New Year’s Day and looked back at all our Pagan shenanigans in 2018. We also looked at our current practice, and shared what we are looking forward to in 2019. Some of us almost fell asleep. Everybody drank a lot of tea.

Music this episode was Little Red One by William Elm, from the album Between The Dawn and the Day.

Hosts this episode: Josephine Winter, Mark Hills from Dancing Hare Grove, Ryan McLeod from Queer Pagan Men Australia and Witches of Oz, and Sarah Morgan and Seumas from The Pagan Collective of Victoria’s Monthly Hills Pagan Coffee Meets.

We discussed these Pagan gatherings, groups and initiatives this episode:

…and here is a list of the books we talked about: 

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PCV to Host 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 35th annual Australian Wiccan Conference right here in Victoria!

This year’s conference will take place from the 13th to the 15th of September, 2019. Our theme is by magic of old, be it done.

Keep up to date with all our AWC announcements on the AWC 2019 Facebook Page.

See you there!

– Your PCV Committee

Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.04: Another Whinging Victorian

S01e04 coverEpisode 4: Another Whinging Victorian (December 2018)

What makes a good teacher? What should a student possess and be able to do before they are ready to learn? This month, we share Josie’s workshop on Pagan teaching and leadership, recorded at the Australian Wiccan Conference earlier this year.

Music this episode is by South Australian musician KC Guy.

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.03: AWC 2018 Special

AWC18 LogoWe flew to the other side of the country for the Australian Wiccan Conference in September and it was BRILLIANT. So much so that the night it finished we held off face-planting our beds until we’d recorded this. Music this month is by David Rivett. Thanks again to Tree, Kundra, Combined Covens and our special guest, Michel.

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