Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Melbourne Workshops over ANZAC Day Long Weekend

I am delighted to announce that I will be presenting two workshops over the ANZAC Day long weekend for Muses of Mystery.  These workshops are Celtic Queens and Warrior Goddesses (to be held on Saturday, 23 April 2016), and Encountering the Dark Goddess (to be held on Sunday, 24 April 2016).  There will also be a ritual held Saturday night.

The Many Sacred Woods

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity,
and some scarce see Nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
Nature is Imagination itself.
(“The Letters” William Blake, 1799)

Within contemporary Paganism many sacred trees can be found.  Within Wicca, for examples, there are nine such sacred trees mentioned in the “Rede of the Wiccae”[1] whose wood is deemed appropriate for burning in ritual fires.  These trees are: