Late May 2017

Hello All,
 
May is nearly over and its been a busy one which is why I’ve possibly not been bugging anyone too much. 
 

Beltane was different for me this year. Normally I try and stay local but instead the random invite for a festival the other end of the country was too much to turn down. It was OK, windy, but not bad. Something to try again sometime.

The open Beltane ceremony at the Shakra Centre back on the 6th was amazing and if any of you came along then thank you. We had a larger group than the Samhain open of around 15-20 and this time the pagan content was almost everyone.

The extra icing on the cake was that for many of these pagans who came, it was their first attendance at a public ceremony. More and more are taking their first steps out into the wider world.

If you have yet to do so and want to then please talk to me.

 

There was also other changes, more of which to be announced in due course.

Time then for an update. My events are:

 
My next Pure Magik 15th June and will be on basic ritual and spell practice.
 
Next Dover is on the 10th June at the Red Lion. This and the rest of the dates can be found on the Facebook group:
 
YouTube too continues to fill up and I’m planning a few short clips so stay tuned.
 
 

This weekend (27th May) I’m speaking at the Staffordshire Pagan Conference on Egyptian Magic.

 
 

Out and about with other groups continue.

 
 
 

More groups I can be found lurking at are of course the Faversham Moot:

 
 

And last, but not least, Living Magically in Canterbury:

 
 
If you want to stay up-to-date with whats going on locally then do sign up:
 
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Have a blessed and wonderful run up to the summer solstice, and hopefully I will get out something else out before then, if not forward to seeing you all soon!
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Summer Solstice 2014

Well, for a a change I partook in a Druid ceremony on a local beach at Folkstone this morning for the mid summer solstice. A little over cast but still a good experience with friends and new friends made there. Afterwards pulled out my rope labyrinth and a few had a go with it.

Its late now on the Saturday and the long day is starting to catch up with me. Still more to do, tomorrow I think now, my own ritual and then prep for a trip down to Stonehenge for a private ritual there that I have been invited to.

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An Inspiring Day

Now is the time of Ostara, the Spring Equinox, of equal day and equal night, a festival that I have never previously marked. However…

The past week or so has been most interesting. First event of note is a discussion with my friend Lilith and the subject of the symbols that appeared on my hands twenty years ago this year, although I have recently discovered some unlocked healing potential in them, she suggested that the two parts of the symbol being the Ankh within a circle, could represent the Sun and Moon aspects respectively.

I quickly identified the aspect of Thoth within those symbols, he has been a shadowy aspect to my path the last few years, and my Selket has been slowly introducing me to him through various tasks. The functions of the moon, wisdom and healing, Thoth’s spheres of interests were then quickly followd a few days later when I managed to find some time to watch a TV program I had recorded weeks previously on the fabled Book Of Thoth, the foundation to Herticism, something that had an early influence on my path.

Although most of the content was familiar the affect this alleged book had on the formation of the Tarot perked my interest. Since I began my path, except for one instance I have never been able to lay my hands on a pack of Tarot cards without experiencing heat and pain, thats if I’m even able to get close enough, most often ‘events’ occur to prevent me when desire to go shopping. Anyway, the upshot of the TV program was that although the Tarot was interpreted as being the source or descendant of the Book of Tarot, but the interpretation could be wrong, there may never have been a book and the Book of Thoth could be a description of the entire corpus of written work as it was traditional to attribute written works to him. This view I do in fact agree with, its not unusual for this kind of allusion with Egyptian literature, and I felt a niggling feeling this was in some way connected with all that I mention above. I will be watching this program again to gleam more from it.

Today, it hits me, the realisation at the time of equal sun and equal moon that the reason I can’t touch Tarot is that they would have been, and will be, a distraction from the real understanding of the wisdom of Thoth. The fact that all of these events and thoughts occur at such a connected time that symbolises Thoth is something I can’t ignore, I’ve had similar before and I know I should pay attention in the days, weeks, months that follow. I know more is to come.

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Wand Making

Been wand making for Beltane…

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