A Public Statement from the Pagan Collective of Victoria

It recently came to our attention that, ever since joining the PCV and the wider public Pagan community approximately twelve months ago, an individual has made their racist, transphobic, sexist, homophobic and otherwise bigoted views quite clear. This individual has also thoroughly harrassed two respected female elders and gone out of their way to cause unrest throughout a number of groups.

At our committee meeting on the 2nd of June 2018, the committee voted unanimously to expel this member and cease promotion of their group and its events, effective immediately.

The Pagan Collective of Victoria remains unapologetic in its stance against intolerance, harassment and threatening behaviour. As a Collective, we owe it to our members to continue to provide queer and trans-friendly spaces, and spaces that are welcoming and nurturing to all paths and levels of experience, people of all genders and sexualities, of all races, skin colours, cultural identities, and of all abilities.

Comments on this post have been disabled. Anyone wishing to know more is welcome to contact us directly or to read the minutes of our June committee meeting.

In peace,
Your PCV Committee

Meeting Minutes: June 2018

Thanks again to our secretary Mark for putting these minutes together!

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Workshop: Celtic Shaman

Date: Monday 18th June, 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.

Explore the ever turning cycle of Life, Death, and Rebirth as we journey into the Winterlands and the battle between Holly and the Oak.

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE.

Tickets to this workshop can be purchased online at www.musesofmystery.com or instore. Booking is essential.

No refunds or credit notes for non attendance or cancellations

Workshop: Create your own Charms and Talismans

Hosted by Mystical Dragon

Learn how to create charms and talismans from both a theoretical and practical point of view in this short course. For a long time witches have had the ability to keep people safe and increase their luck or prosperity. One way of doing this is through the use of charms, talismans, and amulets.

Charms and talismans are a powerful form of magick created through a mixture of herbal knowledge, astrological energy knowledge and intent. At the end of this short course you will feel confident enough to create charms for yourself.

Topics Covered In This Talisman Making workshop:
**Introduction to making charms and talismans
**The Ethics of Witchcraft
**The right time to create charms & talismans
**Talismanic Seals and Written Amulets
**Magickal alphabets
**Some magickal symbols explained
**Cloth talismans and Charm Bags
**Charming Items
**Natural Charms, Talismans & Amulets
**Planetary Correspondences
**Magickal Colour correspondences
**Magickal Deity correspondences
**Make a talisman to take home
**Make a Blessing Oil to take home

About Your Facilitator:
Amanda Godfrey, the founder of Mystical Dragon, is a Witch and has had psychic experiences her whole life and has been conducting intuitive readings and healings professionally since 2002. She has also been studying and practicing witchcraft for over 20 years. Currently practicing as a solitary witch, Amanda has also been a High Priestess of a Coven and leads Mystical Dragons Open Circles held four times a year. Amanda has developed and taught many courses and workshops since 2003, covering topics including witchcraft, psychic development, crystals, meditation, tarot and more. An eclectic Witch, Amanda has studied many different traditions of Witchcraft and brings this knowledge and experience into her workshops. She is very passionate about her Craft and truly cares about her students.

This workshop can be studied individually or as part of the Embracing Witchcraft Certificate Program.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=801%3Acharm-talisman-wshop

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

PLEASE NOTE Mystical Dragon does not take facebook acceptances as bookings. It is essential that you also contact the Mystical Dragon store to book your place officially via the methods mentioned above

Workshop: Create your own Potions and Tinctures

Hosted by Mystical Dragon

Learn to create potions and tinctures and gain the confidence to brew your own! For centuries potions, brews, elixirs, tinctures, and tonics have been used to heal the sick, engender feelings of love, and add potency to rituals or celebrations.

Potion making is a powerful tool in the hands of a Witch, Apothecary, or Herbalist. Created using a mixture of herbal knowledge, astrological energy knowledge and intent, they are a powerful form of spell work!

Topics Covered In This Potion Making workshop:
**Introduction to making potions & tinctures
**The Ethics of Witchcraft
**The best time to carry out making potions
**The use of herbs & parts of herbs
**Precautions while working with herbs
**Herb substitutes
**Terms used in potion work
**Tips for potion preparation
**Workings on Days of the week
**Planetary hours
**Essential Oils in potion work
**Aromas for days of the week, for the planets, for the seasons, for lunar cycles & for the elements
**Flower Essences—Australian Energies
**Adjusting a recipe you find to our needs
**Students will make 2 potions to take home

About Your Facilitator:
Amanda Godfrey, the founder of Mystical Dragon, is a Witch and has had psychic experiences her whole life and has been conducting intuitive readings and healings professionally since 2002. She has also been studying and practicing witchcraft for over 20 years. Currently practicing as a solitary witch, Amanda has also been a High Priestess of a Coven and leads Mystical Dragons Open Circles held four times a year. Amanda has developed and taught many courses and workshops since 2003, covering topics including witchcraft, psychic development, crystals, meditation, tarot and more. An eclectic Witch, Amanda has studied many different traditions of Witchcraft and brings this knowledge and experience into her workshops. She is very passionate about her Craft and truly cares about her students.

This short course can be studied individually or as part of the Embracing Witchcraft Certificate Program.

Only $60p/person to attend and bookings are essential. To book your place contact Mystical Dragon on 03 9782 5091 or for more information or to make your booking online click this link: https://mysticaldragon.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=800%3Apotions-tincture-wshop

Held at Mystical Dragon, 22 Heversham Drive, Seaford Victoria, Australia

PLEASE NOTE Mystical Dragon does not take facebook acceptances as bookings. It is essential that you also contact the Mystical Dragon store to book your place officially via the methods mentioned above

Workshop: Sympathetic Magick

Hosted by Muses of Mystery

Sympathetic magick is defined as “magical ritual using objects or actions resembling or symbolically associated with the event or person over which influence is sought. “

Sir George James Frazer, author of “The Golden Bough,” explains the concept of sympathetic magick as “like produces like.”

Come join the Muses as we explore and discuss practical Magick. Learn through making poppets, candle magick and more. Be part of the energy of a small likeminded group.

$65 inc all materials, herbal teas and a light snack

Limited to 8 people.

Tickets may be bought instore or online at www.musesofmystery.com/workshops.

Sorry no refunds or credit notes for non-attendance or cancellations.

Workshop: Muses Motivational Magick

Muses Motivational Magick

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.

$25 pp inc spell ingredients and light snack
Please bring a snack if you require special dietary requirements

Workshop: Beginner’s Tarot

Date: Sunday 10 June 2018

Time: 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Where: Shepparton

Fee: $ 65.

For those with a thirst for knowledge, have been drawn to the intriguing system of tarot or have a curiosity about the occult … Beginners Tarot is perfect for you.

Learn about the major arcana’s journey of the Fool and Higher Self and the minor arcana’s messages about the world around you.

We start our journey with Rider Waite Colman Smith Tarot in this class … if you already have a deck bring them along or purchase on the day or online (www.musesofmystery.com) and receive a 10% discount.

Bring a notepad and pen and cards if you have them.

Limited spaces available.
$65 inc refreshments

Tickets to this workshop can be purchased online at www.musesofmystery.com or instore. Booking is essential.

No refunds or credit notes for non attendance or cancellations.

Drumming Circle to Honour the Earth

Hosted by the Melbourne Reclaiming community: https://www.facebook.com/events/240447863181945/

We come together in circle, our feet upon the ground. Our heart beats a rhythm that calls to the Earth and we remember. As the beating heart of the Earth rises to touch the soles of our feet, we place our hands upon the drum and we are home.

Bring your drums, your percussion instruments and your voices as we celebrate the rhythms of the Earth together.

No drumming experience required. There will be some extra drums/instruments available. Your bodies are also instruments of percussion so no need to bring anything but yourselves and a willingness to participate.

Also bring a plate of food/nibbles to share afterwards.