Workshop: Green Witchcraft

Hosted by Muses of Mystery.

Join the Muses and explore the way of the Green Witch.
Discover the power of working with Mother Earth and all her bounty.

Learn how to heal and empower your and your loved ones’ lives through traditional uses of seasonal fresh and dried herbs, flowers, berries, woods and other plants. Expand your knowledge and home Witches’ Herbarium.

Craft together within a supportive group precious blends of oils, potions and tinctures for use everyday to harmonise with Mother Earth.

Working with the seasons and moon phases promotes a healthy and successful life. Learn how to prepare and plant for spellcasting by the seasons.

No experience necessary.

Book through our website or instore. www.musesofmystery.com

 

Workshop: Thelemic Witchcraft for Beginners with Dr Caroline Tully

Hosted by Muses of Mystery.

Saturday 4 August 2018
11am – 1pm

The Muses are honoured and excited to welcome Dr Caroline Tully to share and teach Thelemic Witchcraft for Beginners.

Thelema is a Greek word meaning ‘will’ or ‘desire’.

Join Caroline Tully in a beginners’ workshop on Thelemic Witchcraft, a form of New Aeon Witchcraft that focuses on methods for causing change in accordance with your will.

Through practical ritual and discussion this old-but-new approach to Magick will be illuminated.

Caroline has a background in various traditions of Witchcraft and Magick and is also an academic who studies ancient Mediterranean Pagan religions and their manifestation in the modern world.

(More on Caroline J. Tully: Caroline has academic qualifications in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne and in Fine Art from Monash University. Caroline worked as a professional tapestry weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and as a witchcraft maven at Australia’s Witchcraft Magazine, prior to commencing her doctoral research in Aegean Archaeology at the University of Melbourne in 2010. Caroline’s PhD focuses on Late Bronze and Early Iron Age cultic traditions in the ancient Aegean, eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. She also has a strong interest in Museology as well as Reception Studies, particularly in regard to the religions of ancient Egypt and Minoan Crete.)

$65 inc all materials and a light morsel

Tickets are limited. Please go to www.musesofmystery.com to secure your place.

Sorry no refunds or store credit for non attendance.

 

Imbolc Celebration and Ritual

Hosted by Muses of Mystery.

Come join our circle and celebrate Imbolc (ee-molc)

Learn about the origins of this Fire Sabbat, and welcome back the Goddess from the Crone to the Maiden.

We celebrate the first signs of Spring and the return of the Sun.

Create magickal seasonal spells as the Wheel again turns at this magickal time of the year. Handcraft traditional symbols to decorate your altar.

$35 inc all materials and a feast to share.

Bookings are essential as tickets are limited!

A light refreshment is offered but we encourage all to bring along a small plate to share or to cover any special dietary requirements.

Bookings through www.musesofmystery.com and instore.

Open to all.

Workshop: Solitary Witch Level 3

Hosted by Muses of Mystery.

Date: Saturday 21 July, 2018

Time: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Where: Muses of Mystery, The Nicholas Building, Room 4, Level 2, 27 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000. Australia

Fee: $ 65.

Come join the Muses for more Practical Magick…..Solitary Witch 3

Join us and learn even more insights into the lifestyle of the practicing witch.

Learn more practical techniques to live most magickal with witchcraft in your everyday lives.

Please note : This is Part 3 of our popular Solitary Witch workshops.

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE.

Tickets to this workshop can be made online at www.musesofmystery.com or instore.

No refunds or credit notes for non attendance or cancellations.

 

Queer Pagan Men Australia: Melbourne Meetup

Hosted by QPMA. Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

This is a casual discussion and social gathering to share, learn and explore how we approach our journey and practices as queer pagan men, sacred sexuality and our role in community.

This is an informal get together over a few drinks and good food where there will be a round table introduction to get to know everyone and generally a topic discussion is lead by the host representitive followed by lots of networking and socialising.

We welcome men of varied experiences and pagan paths. We foster a safe environment of respect and learning.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Buck

Workshop: Muses Motivational Magick

Hosted by Muses of Mystery.

Magick is an empowering and enchanting way to keep your life on track, motivated and thriving.

These workshops are perfect to get you through the Darker winter days ahead …

Join the Muses each Wednesday fortnight at 6.15pm and meet other likeminded people to discuss and share your weeks’ highs and lows.

As a group and according to Moon phases, planetary and seasonal influences we will craft a spell each class designed specifically for the priority focus to inspire and gently encourage our lives over the next few weeks.

$20 pp inc spell ingredients and light snack
Please bring a snack if you require special dietary requirements

Meeting Minutes: February 18, 2018

Many thanks to our secretary Mark for putting these minutes together. 🙂

Pagan Collective of Victoria

Meeting Minutes 18/02/2018

Present: Josie, Nickole, Dorian, Elkie, Alex, Sarah, Mark, Ryan

Apologies: Seamus, Ang, Shaz, Dean

Meeting Location: The Last Jar, Melbourne

Meeting Open: 12.38 

  1. President’s Report –

We are now back into things again after the Christmas break. The committee dinner was a great opportunity to get to know each other better and we will try and do these a few times a year to help strengthen our bond as a team. Patreon is up and posting more to come later in the meeting.

  1. Secretary’s Report –

There isn’t a lot of new news on this front at present, we are overhauling the membership sign-up process and database to make things more efficient.

  1. Treasurer’s Report –

We currently have about $17 in the account, the first of the Patreon payments won’t come through until the start of the next month.

  1. Meet-up Reports
    Hills

The Hills ritual went really well and they are hoping to be able to do something like this again in the future. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

CBD
The numbers continue to go well for the city meetup, with a good regular attendance, there is going to be a slight change to the discussion format as it moves forward this year. They are contemplating doing a Facebook live at a future event.
Ballarat
Ballarat meet-ups are still in discussion with the possibility of running four a year on the table at present.
Frankston
These meet-ups are still continuing on and are going well with some regular faces as well as new faces turning up each meeting.

 

Swinburn

The first Swinburn pagan event will be coming up soon, it is very exciting.

5. Morris Report
The side is still continuing on in 2018, working on getting the skills up ready to be performance ready. They are attending English Ale in May. They have begun learning a second dance (Dilwyn) and are practicing processionals.

  1. Patreon

Patreon is now live and posting. Thank-you to everyone that has supported, contributed to and worked on getting it live. Also a big thank-you to everyone that has become a backer, or been helping share it around.

7. Website
The overhaul is well underway and now blog posts immediately post to the Facebook as well. The site is getting anywhere from 50 – 200 hits a day. That is frankly amazing.

 

  1. Facebook
    The stats are up really well, so please continue to share and interact with it to help keep this up.
  2. Membership
    We are updating the form so that when a member signs up it sends it straight to our database (which is being overhauled) We will be contacting members to confirm their details and to ensure they know their membership number.
  3. Community Safety Month

Have a lot of articles lined up ready to go throughout March so that our social media will be posting something every day designed to provide the community with access to information that will educate and inform in a variety of aspects of safe community.

 

  1. Spiral Dance
    Yes they are still coming to Melbourne, no we don’t have the date yet but will be posting more about it when we do. This will be branded as a PCV presents event.

    12. Pagan Pride Day
    The date has been selected as April 7th.
    Sarah will be drawing up a list of speakers and presenters for the various traditions and paths in Victoria as well as the various groups currently running events open to the public.

It has been proposed that we have a Druids v Witches Kubb game on the day, it will be a light-hearted thing, designed to be entertaining.

13. Seasonal Celebrations
Yule – this was to be organised by Dean? We will need to clarify

Autumn Equinox – we currently don’t have someone running the equinox now that Pagan Pride Day is in April.

  1. Instagram
    We now have an Instagram that is being run by Dorian at present. It can be found by looking for pagancollectivevic.
  2. Workshops
    It would be great if we can start announcing some of the dates for workshops, so could the committee members who have volunteered to run workshops please start trying to work out the dates for their workshop. These will probably be 1 – 2 hours in length and $10 – $15 for non-Patreon backers.

    16. Chat Bots
    Ryan is investigating chat bots with involves direct engagement content with users. He is currently learning about how to use them and will run it when this gets off the ground.

 

  1. Inclusive Language

It was raised that we should consider changing some of the language on our website and social media to make it more inclusive. It can sometimes come across as slightly Wicca or eclectic witchcraft centric and it would be a shame if that made people from other paths feel left out.

Meeting End: 1.50 PM