Welcome to Mrs Darley's Pagan Workshops


 

Summer Workshops 2017


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Mrs Darley’s Introduction to Paganism and the Wheel of the Year
 
 
Paganism is a continually evolving spiritual connection that encourages us to search for our own truth and form our own relationship with divinity. That said, the majority of Pagans have a reverence for nature and acknowledge the presence of the Divine within the natural world.
In this workshop we will look at a few of the many paths that sit beneath the Pagan umbrella and explore some general beliefs that are held by many Pagans. We will ask what it is to be Pagan and what Paganism might mean to you as an individual.
Most Pagans celebrate and honour the constantly changing seasons through a variety of agricultural and astronomical festivals, generally known as the ‘Wheel of the Year’ and this is something we will explore together during the workshop.
If you wish to either expand, or consolidate your existing knowledge, or dip a toe in the water of this fascinating spiritual path, then this introductory workshop is for you.
 
To include:
  • Why choose Paganism?
  • What is Paganism?
  • How both our ancestors and twentieth century occultists have shaped what we believe today.
  • What do modern day Pagans believe?
  • Investigating the common misconceptions associated with Paganism
  • Exploring the paths that lie beneath the Pagan umbrella
  • Understanding Pagan celebrations and the seasonal wheel of the year
  • A group activity to acknowledge the current season
 
DATE: Saturday 13th May NOW FULLY BOOKED & Saturday 23rd September 2017
TIME: 9.45am – 5 / 5.30pm
VENUE: Bewdley Worcestershire
COST: £69. To include, lunch, refreshments and all materials.

 
 
Mrs Darley’s Sacred Circles – Part 1

 

 
Amidst the mayhem of modern life we often feel the need for a place or a space where we can be still, somewhere we can meditate, reflect, divine, honour the gods or celebrate the seasons.
When we follow an orthodox religion, we automatically have a special place in which to worship, whether this be a church, synagogue, temple or mosque. As followers of the Pagan path however, we do not have such luxuries, but what we do have is the freedom to create and build our own sacred space, where, when and how we wish.
Mrs Darley’s Scared Circles Part 1, explores the reasons why and the practicalities of how, we might create, use and release a simple sacred circle.
 
To include:
 
  • Why do we need to create a sacred space and is it always a requirement of magical practice?
  • Why a circle?
  • Before we begin - Cleansing, Grounding and Protecting
  • Physically marking out the space and setting up an altar
  • Understanding the purpose of the directions or quarters
  • How to create and release a simple sacred space
  • Spending time in the circle
  • Celebrating a festival or moon phase within the circle (relevant to the current moon phase or season)
DATE: Saturday 15th July NOW FULLY BOOKED & Saturday 4th November 2017
TIME: 9.45am – 5 / 5.30pm
VENUE: Bewdley Worcestershire
COST: £69. To include, lunch, refreshments and all materials.

 

Mrs Darley’s Sacred Circles – Part 2
 

 
Once you understand the basics of creating a sacred space, you can begin to build upon it. A circle can be as simple or as complex as you might wish to make it, and in this second ‘Sacred Circles’ workshop, you will be encouraged to think about and create your own sacred space, based upon a deeper understanding of the four quarters, their directional correspondences and use of magical tools.
 
To include:
 
  • Re-cap on the creation of a simple circle
  • Elaborate upon creating the physical space and altar
  • Study the four directions in depth.
  • Gain an understanding of directional correspondences
  • The purpose of and how to use magical tools
  • Work together to create a circle, call the directions and decorate the altar for a seasonal or moon phase celebration
 
DATE: Saturday 9th September NOW FULLY BOOKED & Saturday 9th Decmeber 2017
TIME: 9.45am – 5 / 5.30pm
VENUE: Bewdley, Worcestershire
COST: £69. To include, lunch, refreshments and all materials.


 
Magick Workshop Part 1 - Understanding Magick, its Ethics and the Power of the Mind
(A pre requisite is to either have completed the 'Sacred Circles' workshop parts 1 and 2 or to have prior knowledge of the subject of circle casting)
 
How can we begin to understand something that is seemingly beyond the realms of our imaginings? This one day workshop attempts to shine a little light on the most ancient of practices - that of magick. During the day we explore what magick is and meet some of the most influential occult practitioners  in history. We also take a candid look at the ethics of magick and begin to understand the importance of the mind in magickal  practice. We investigate the reasons behind changing the consciousness and explore some helpful techniques before journeying on to find our safe or sacred space.

To include:
  • Discussion on what magick means, when and how we might use it.
  • Exploring the history of magick and the occult practitioners who have influenced modern day practices
  • Looking at the ethics of magick and the responsibilities of practicing magick
  • The difference between high and low magick
  • Understanding the power of the mind and undergoing a guided visualisation to create a safe sacred sanctuary
  • Work together to create a sacred circle and to engage in a seasonal or moon phase celebration
DATE: Saturday 11th November NOW FULLY BOOKED & Saturday 27 January 2018
TIME: 9.45am – 5 / 5.30pm
VENUE: Bewdley, Worcestershire
COST: £69. To include, lunch, refreshments and all materials.


 
Magick Workshop Part 2 - The Practicalities of Spell Craft
(A pre requisite is to either have completed the 'Sacred Circles' workshop parts 1 and 2 or to have prior knowledge of the subject of circle casting and to have completed Magick Workshop part 1)
 


This is probably the most fascinating aspect of Paganism and magick - the bit everyone wants to know more about, but magick is hard work and not for those who want a quick fix, hence this workshop cannot be taken in isolation. During the day we look at many types of magick and a myriad of magickal techniques culminating in an afternoon of practical magick amid a seasonal celebration.

To include:
  • Understanding the difference between high and low magick
  • Exploring different types of magick and common magickal techniques
  • Using magickal correspondences
  • Raising and directing energy
  • Setting and releasing a spell
  • Work together to create a sacred circle, work an act of magick and to engage in a seasonal celebration

DATE: Saturday 27 January 2018 NOW FULLY BOOKED Saturday 24th February 2018
TIME: 9.45am – 5 / 5.30pm
VENUE: Bewdley, Worcestershire
COST: £69. To include, lunch, refreshments and all materials.

 

 
Autumn Workshops 2017

dates & details coming soon.....



Understanding the Hermetic Principles


Elemental Magick
(A pre requisite is to either have completed the 'Sacred Circles' workshop parts 1 and 2 and the 'Exploring Magick' workshop, or to have prior knowledge of the subject of magick and circle casting)

Moon Magick
(A pre requisite is to either have completed the 'Sacred Circles' workshop parts 1 and 2 and the 'Exploring Magick' workshop, or to have prior knowledge of the subject of magick and circle casting)




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Thank you
JUNE 2017

The lovely month of June brings us the Summer Solstice on the 21st, where we experience the longest day and celebrate the Sun standing at the height of His power in the Northern Hemisphere. Light a fire or even a candle to mark this powerful occasion.
Just two days later on the 23rd is Mid-Summer's Eve, when the portals to Otherworlds lie open - time to leave out a little milk and cake for the fae before retiring.

The new Blessing, Mead or Honey Moon falls on the 24th, which is also Mid-Summer's Day and this new Lady will hopefully bring a gentler energy to our world.
May the Blessings of the Celtic Summer be yours.