Collyridianism

Collyridianism Collyridianism, now there’s a word for the New Year Scrabble games. Any thoughts? We’ll give you a clue…. We’ve been preparing for some workshops in York in April … I (Alan) will be presenting a weekend workshop based on aspects of Alchemy in terms of...
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What’s Astrology Your Sign?

What’s Astrology Your Sign? I have a real interest in Astrology, its one of the three magical arts after all, even though the ‘scientist’ in me cannot easily accept the mechanisms often proposed by astrologers to explain why they think it works. For me I...
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A Scene in a Park

A Scene in a Park Even though open spaces within villages, towns and cities have a long history, what we recognise as Public Parks in the UK are, in many ways, one of the legacies of Victorian England. Indeed the first parks to become ‘public’...
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…. it all boils down to witchcraft!

…. it all boils down to witchcraft! OK so you can accuse us of aiming at an easy target, but a news article published on the 23rd June (2016) caught our attention and is worthy of comment. The item appeared on the website Prophecy News...
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The Shaman II

The Shaman II   In the previous post (Shaman I) we explored the word ‘Shaman’ and some of the very specific connotations of the word. We also made the point, possibly in a round-a-bout way that shamanic practices exist within a cultural framework and in...
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Initiation or Dedication ?

Initiation or Dedication ? The second cohort of The Schools “Craft” course is approaching its conclusion and once again we are thinking about the celebration of completion in terms of an ‘Initiation into The Craft’ – but is this the correct terminology. The word INITIATION...
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Shaman I | shaman

Shaman I     It has been interesting to note that in the last few years the term “Shaman” has become increasingly used to describe a whole host of New Age and Complementary Approaches. This only becomes an issue when we try to create New...
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Old Year Out – New Year In

Old Year Out – New Year In Sue and Alan would like to wish our friends, students and followers (Facebook and our Newsletter) a superb 2016 Ir’s been a full-on 2015 for The School. With the graduation of first cohort of students on the Craft...
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Mothers Night

Mothers Night Mōdraniht (Old English “Night of the Mothers” or “Mothers’-night”) was an event held on Christmas Eve by the Anglo-Saxon Pagans. The celebration was recorded by  the medieval English historian Bede in the 8th-century. Some have made the link  between the Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht and...
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