As the long nights draw closer, the leaves fall and woodsmoke fills the air, we sense the approach of winter and the time of Halloween. Many traditions around the world, ancient and modern have held festivals to honour the ancestral dead, to reinforce life and to confront our fears with masks, spooky stories and magic. Confronting our fears is a big deal for many of us; fear of mortality, fear of living, fear of pain. Yet the acknowledgement of our fears in a place of reason and understanding can go a long way to healing.
A tarot reading can be useful at such times to help guide you through your fears with wisdom and understanding, something the tarot images convey so well.
WHEEL OF THE YEAR WORKSHOPS: If you are seeking to travel within and discover a more spiritual side, I have regular workshops at Treadwells on the pagan festivals throughout the year where we will be revealing what each festival means to us spiritually and how to apply that in a practical way.
NEXT WICCAN WORKSHOP: Saturday 19th December 2015: One day workshop on the ancient traditions surrounding the celebration of the Winter solstice, also known as Yule. This one-day workshop gives an deeply personal and experiential dimension of this time and includes illustrated lecture, handouts, exercises, seminar discussion, meditation and some traditional craft work. A ceremony completes the day.
Too far away? Try a skype 9 week course complete with emailed information and nine one hour skype sessions;
Not much time? Come for a one day intensive to me in Kent and I will pack as much in as you are able to absorb!
Improve your existing skills? Try my one year mentorship which can be tailored to one month/six months or however long you need to learn what you want.
Whatever path you choose in life, may the darkness bring you truth and growth and the light give you clarity and joy – there is not one without the other.