03 September 2017

Gather Around the Cauldron Meetings

Expressions of interest are being sought for the Gathering Around the Cauldron meet up that will commence in 2018.

Meeting once a month, Gathering Around the Cauldron will be a semi-open practical working circle in which we will explore the mysteries of magic, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft with respect to the Southern Hemisphere.



01 August 2017

Imbolc - Awakening the Spirit

First flowers of early Spring
Nothing is so beautiful as spring -
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look like low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes lightning to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
George Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)

The earth is in the slow process of returning back to life after the long winter’s sleep with the first tendrils cautiously making their appearance.  There is the likelihood of frosts, but despite this, early flowers are pushing their way to the surface – snowdrops, dwarf hyacinths, jonquils, early irises and even daffodils are appearing, making the statement that spring is on its way.  A fragile warming of the air can be felt as winter, usually the season of rest and withdrawal, comes to an end.  This is the time of uncertainty.  A sudden frost can kill the new plants and flowers, if they appear too early.  They also run the risk of developing rot with the last of the winter rains.

08 July 2017

August Full Moon Meditation and Healing circle

Once the energies of this current full moon have subsided, Full Moon Meditation and Healing circles will be held at Port Adelaide commencing from August with a lunar eclipse and the moon being in Aquarius. 

The energy of the full moon tends to make us purge and release things from our lives.  Therefore it is important that we make sure that we are in control of what we are releasing due to the heightened emotions also experienced around the time of the full moon, otherwise we may regret our decision.  Often the full moon is a time when we reap what we sowed at the new moon, for good or for ill. As such we need to be mindful of what we bring into our own lives.

If you are interested in attending, bookings are essential as there are limited places available. Secure bookings can be made Paypal.

30 June 2017

Sympathy for the Devil in Witchcraft?

Upon going through my files, I found this article written by Frater Barrabbas Tiresius, the original of which can be found here.  The article discusses what seems to be an ever-increasing "debate" as to whether the "Satan" or "the devil" can actually be linked to the "Horned God" more traditionally found within initiatory Wytchcraft (ie, Wicca).

For me personally, the two are completely different concepts - however, if one is talking about "Satan", as in Luciferian Craft, or "the devil" as in Traditional Craft, then my understanding is actually yes.  This is because, as far as I am aware, the concepts of the latter as opposed to the more common Christianised concept, is actually different.


21 December 2016

Summer Solstice Australian Style

As the seasonal wheel turns and with the sun entering the astrological sign of Capricorn, today marks the time the Summer Solstice here in Adelaide, the longest day.  In fact, at 9:14pm this evening we would have experienced some four hours and 42 more minutes than at the Winter Solstice in June.

Within various Pagan traditions, the divine masculine, the God, is perceived in his guise as the Sun, the Solar God, who is now at the height of his power, and increasingly, he makes us aware of his strength.  This show however comes at a cost.  While it will be some time before we actually notice, from the Summer Solstice onwards, the power of the Sun God slowly begins to wane.  This darkness, however, is not perceived in a negative sense, because it is needed to ensure the fertility of the land.  Still, in doing so, the Sun God sows the seeds of his own death. 

11 December 2016

Gathering Around the Cauldron

A new calendar year filled with endless potential and possibilities -- what will it bring for you?





24 July 2016

Meditations and Mindfulness


The practice of meditation has many proven benefits on all states of our being.  During this process the body's physiology undergoes a change in that every cell is filled with more energy.  This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm.

On a physical level, meditation lowers high blood pressure as well as the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks.  It helps to reduce tension-related pain, that includes tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems, as well as increasing serotonin production (that improves mood and behaviour), the immune system, and energy levels.

Poppet or Attraction Doll Workshop

In his book, The Golden Bough: a Study in Magic and Religion, Sir James Frazer described a poppet as a  life-like figure or doll made to represent a person or animal and is used in ritual, magic and spell-craft to effect change through the application of sympathetic or imitative magic.

Sympathetic magic works on the principles of “similarity” and “associated contact” (ie, like attracts and effects like).  It is based on the belief that someone or something can be magically affected by doing something to an object in one place, that represents a person or thing in another place.  To achieve this a poppet is made as a representation of a person or thing and contains items associated with or belonging to that same person or object.  Once made and magically charged, any action performed upon the poppet, is thought to cause or effect a similar reaction on the person or object it represents.

29 April 2016

Gather around the Cauldron

and explore the mysteries of magick, ritual and contemporary Wytchcraft.


Expression of interest are now being taken for these monthly gatherings that are proposed to commence in September 2017 and be held once a month.

If you would be interested in taking part of these gatherings, please email Frances providing some information about yourself and what is your proposed interest in these gatherings.