The Modern Witch workshops have an emphasis on practical magic and real life techniques you can use every day to improve your life.

I love teaching and I love learning! One of the greatest joys of my life is seeing people having fun learning and watching as people use those skills to develop a more balanced, joyful and on-purpose life!

Our workshops range from the general and introductory like “Discovering Witchcraft”, to the specific and in depth, like “Uncovering Your Purpose”. Most workshops require no prior knowledge of the Craft but we offer special programmes that cater for the more advanced
 practitioner on a regular basis.

All workshops are held in modern, functional environments (close to nature where possible) and include all magical supplies. In fact, most participants comment that they always walk away with more goodies than they expected!

Our Retreats are unique. We truly offer a transformational experience for your mind, body and spirit in stunning and sacred environments both within Australia and overseas. Imagine food so fresh that it’s harvested in front of your eyes, rituals under a big full moon, connecting with your body again though physical challenges, learning about gods and goddesses, receiving indigenous healings, experiencing gorgeous accommodation and the joy of meeting like minds.

In the past, we have run retreats in the Land of the Gods, Bali, in the Australian Bush and in within Madame Pele’s Hawaii, and we will be extending this to other destinations...just check the schedule. I believe that a real retreat isn’t about doing nothing, but expanding everything!

Best of all, we offer the support of an e-circle after most workshops and retreats. Participants are linked up to a virtual circle to support and inspire each other for 28 days after each workshop. This is
 inclusive in our prices and really does make a difference in the quality of your results.

If you are interested in pre-registering simply drop me an email and I will send you further info closer to the time. Pre- registration leaves you under no obligation; it just holds you a place in some of the more popular workshops.

I look forward to meeting you and making magic!

Check out our current workshop programme below.

Nov
24
Sun
Moon Bloom – A Day of Mythos, Magic, Animals and Connection @ Urban Hotel
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Discover and celebrate the expansive power of witchcraft and blossom with the Divine Animals, during a fun Sunday with like-minds.

We will cover:

* Why working deeply with animal energies is more important than ever.

*How the mythos of divine animals and deity helps us see the truths in life through lessons, guideposts, and our own Heroines Journey.

* How working with the animals on specific cycles can boost joy, prosperity and health, reduce stress and help with focus, problem solving and confidence.

* Learn how to connect with animal energies and experience an animal meditation with live music.

* What real witchcraft is and how we harness the whole Earth biome. Learn how lunar, solar, elemental and seasonal energies impact and improve our lives…and how you can work with them too!

And later in the afternoon:

* How to read Oracle Decks more Accurately and Powerfully:
By using my new deck “Divine Animals” you’ll not only learn how to read this particular deck with accuracy but powerfully improve your intuition and interpretive skills for all forms of cartomancy.

And of course, as it’s an end-of-year gift from me and it’s all totally free.

The day will also feature beautiful live music by the amazing Cass Campbell from Music for the Mind and a special guest talk by the President of the Pagan Awareness Network, David Garland.

And as always we will have giveaways and prizes!

I hope you can join us!

The Details:
November 24
10am -5pm
The Urban Hotel,
St. Leonards Sydney NSW

There are limited tickets. Yes, you can bring friends but please do not reserve tickets and not come because others will miss out on a space! Entry will be by ticket only.

To reserve tickets please contact Richard Martin at bookings@themodernwitch.com or call him on 0400345113 and tell us how many tickets you want and the names of those going.

Please contact Richard now to avoid disappointment as this well sell out .

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Jan
20
Mon
The Priestess Path 2020 @ Via Zoom
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There comes a time when we are ready to become who we have always wanted to be.

There comes a time to be still, to centre ourselves and feel out what we have really have inside of us.

There comes a time to build our resilience, our strength, our confidence as well as our capacity for joy, creativity and action.

There comes a time when we are ready to reject our reliance on the external for our pleasures and self worth, for this is such false power.

There comes a time when we are ready to develop real power.

That time is now.

We are in a time on this planet where we need more authentic and kindly powerful people who are ready to step up and model what living a life of clear intent is without being distracted by the external of gossip, drama and manipulation.

I felt the time has come for me to offer more advanced work based partially on  traditional priestess teachings for those who feel they are ready and can benefit from it.

The Priestess Path is a year-long teaching that will weave and work with the eight major festivals of the Wheel of the Year as an energetic guide.

The principals of stillness, the raising, holding and sharing of power, and the power keys of self knowledge, self love, self trust, self care and leadership (and more) will all be examined and taught through the filter of ‘the Priestess’.

The teaching will be 8 X 2 hour LIVE Zoom sessions, recorded skills videos, and you will be set with substantial personal work in between, including a ‘major project’.

There will be a bonus session, face to face, in Sydney in January 2021 for those who wish to undertake practical skills in person.

Side effects of completing The Priestess Path:
You can expect to be transformed by this pathway if you choose to be dedicated to the work.

You can expect a sense of capability, sureness, flowfulness, courage, discipline and confident expansion.

Things that used to bother you just will not be on your radar any more.

You’ll be able to handle difficult situations with greater ease and with a solutions based attitude.

You’ll be less fearful about making mistakes and you’ll understand that failure is  simply a step in success.

You won’t be so scared.

You’ll see and break old patterns that stopped you being powerful.

You might just let go of who you were and be who you are.

This is advanced work and so there is a level of knowledge and capability I am assuming. It is open to those who have successfully completed the 12 Goddesses and/or the 12 Gods Mentorships and additionally, to gain entry, you will have to complete an application which I will assess. Invitations will be extended after this.

I expect this to be a small but solid group.

Investment is $720. (gst inclusive)

Please speak to Richard in regards to payment, but in the first instance contact Richard for more information and for the application details.

First night 20th January 2020

Bookings : richard@rcmmanagement.com or 0400345113

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Jan
28
Tue
The 12 Goddesses- A Year of Goddess Mentorship 2020 @ Via ZOOM on line
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For a long time now, I have wanted to undertake some deeper work with groups around the transformative power of the ancient goddesses, somewhat akin to the temple programmes that I have experienced. 2018 was our first intake and frankly, I think it is some of the most powerful workings I have ever facilitated. I have enjoyed working with the participants so much individually and as a group and yes, absolutely, I was gratified to see so much real, beneficial change happening over time.

It is my firm belief that working like this, with a small group and a guiding mentor and the Goddesses themselves intensively on a regular basis, can be positively life changing. Working with different streams of Goddess energy over time, in this case, a full year, means that real, measurable growth and true change can not only be observed, but enjoyed!

How it works:

Each month we work with a Goddess who will guide us. We will look at the mythos of this Goddess and how this Goddesses’ energy and power is a catalyst for her and the lives of others, in both shadow and light.

We use these lessons as trigger points for gentle but profound change and empowerment in our own lives, building one month to the next, for a whole year.

Half way through the year in July, you get a personal one-on-one session with Stacey to ensure you are on track with your intentions and pathway.

Go light, go deep, change in beauty, and transform with serious and loving guidance.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to feel more on-purpose, more relaxed, happier in their own skin and more in love with the life they are growing.

Anyone who wants regular support amongst a like-minded group and a mentor who will be fiercely dedicated to your growth through the power of the Goddess pathway.

Anyone who feels they would like to bust through some tightly held patterns or some old habits that have been tough to break previously.

Anyone who is curious about the power of the Feminine Divine or is already working with Goddesses and wants to go deeper into their practice in a practical way.

What’s included:

• Twelve (one per month) two hour live and interactive group sessions via the internet wherever you are. (These are recorded for your convenience).
* Personal 30 minute one-on-one phone consult with Stacey in July.
• Email support from Stacey for your homework undertaken in between sessions.
• Oracle Deck
• Notes, meditations, and assignments.
• Other magical supplies.

Total investment for 12 months is: $620

Quarterly payment plan is available for: $180 per quarter.

Please talk to Richard Martin about your options by emailing bookings@themodernwitch.com or by calling 0400345113.

Numbers will be strictly limited and first night is Tuesday, January 28, 7pm-9pm.

Dates: Jan 28, Feb 25, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25th, Sept 29th,Oct 27, Nov 24th, Dec 22th.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded for those who might miss the session. You can conveniently watch these whenever you like.

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Jan
29
Wed
The 12 Gods- A Year of Mentorship with the Gods 2020 @ Via ZOOM on line
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Last year was our first intake of ‘The 12 Gods” and it was transformational.

We are in a time where we are reforming, renegotiating and reforming our relationship with the energy of the Masculine. The “MeToo” movement for example, has changed for many how they think about and expect their relationships to be with the Masculine energy and perhaps, we have forgotten or are looking for guidance towards, what a truly positive an empowering connection with the Masculine looks and feels like in all areas of our lives. Whether you identify as female or male, this work has lasting benefit in your every day life.

It is my belief that working like this, with a small group and a guiding mentor and the Gods themselves intensively on a regular basis, can be positively life changing. Working with different streams of positive Masculine Divine energy over time, in this case, a full year, means that real, measurable growth and true change can not only be observed, but enjoyed!

How it works:

Each month we work with a God who will guide us. We will look at the mythos of this God and how this God’s energy and power is a catalyst for Him and the lives of others, in both shadow and light.

We use these lessons as trigger points for gentle but profound change and empowerment in our own lives, building one month to the next, for a whole year. Momentum really is magic here!

You’ll experience rituals, workings and learn from the group itself.

Half way through the year in July, you get a personal one-on-one session with Stacey via phone from wherever you are to ensure you are on track with your intentions and pathway.

Go light, go deep, change in grace and purpose, and transform with focussed, no nonsence, nourishing and loving guidance.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to feel more on-purpose, more relaxed, happier in their own skin and more in love with the life they are growing.

Anyone who wants regular support amongst a like-minded group and a mentor who will be fiercely dedicated to your growth through the power of the ancient pathways of the Gods.

Anyone who feels they need to or want to heal their relationship with the Masculine.

Anyone who feels they would like to bust through some tightly held patterns and old beliefs.

Anyone who is curious about the power of the Masculine Divine or is already working with Goddesses and Gods and wants to go deeper into their practice in a practical way.

What’s included:

• Twelve (one per month) two hour live and interactive group sessions via the internet wherever you are. (The easy to use Zoom platform allows us to record the sessions for your convenience too.)
* Personal one-on-one 30 minute phone consultation with Stacey
• Email support from Stacey for your homework undertaken in between sessions
• “Gods and Titans” Oracle Deck
• Notes, meditations, and assignments.
• Other magical supplies.

Total investment for 12 months is: $620

Quarterly payment plan is available for: $180 per quarter.

Please talk to Richard Martin about your options by emailing bookings@themodernwitch.com or by calling 0400345113.

Numbers will be strictly limited and first night is Wednesday, January 29, 7pm-9pm AEST.

LIVE Dates: Jan 29, Feb 26, March date is April 1, April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, Sept 30,Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 23.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded for those who might miss the session. You can watch in your own time from wherever you are!

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Feb
23
Sun
Discovering Witchcraft @ Urban Hotel St Leonards NSW
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

supplies

Learn the practical basics of REAL magic with Stacey Demarco.

 

In this hands on workshop you will-

      • Discover the history of Witchcraft
      • Learn why and how spells work in real life.
      • Create your own spells and chants confidently
      • Learn about magical timings and the role of the lunar and seasonal energies.
      • Find out what you should NEVER do in spellcraft.
      • Cast a number of spells that really work in assisting you to make positive change in your life.
      • Learn how to shield and ground.
      • Learn about the role of Gods and Goddesses
      • Blend magical herbs and resins and take some home

And have fun with like-minds! Many experienced witches have started their path in this workshop!

All magical supplies, textbook and notes are included. No experience  necessary. This is a level 1 workshop. STRICTLY LIMITED NUMBERS: call  0400 345113 or email: bookings@themodernwitch.com for further info and bookings. $185 – including all magical supplies, textbook and notes.

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Mar
18
Wed
Wild Souls India: Adventures with the Tiger Goddess
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm

Wild Souls India:

Adventures with the Tiger Goddess

March 18-26th  2020

9 days, 8 nights.

New Delhi –Raipur- Kanha – Bandhavgarh – Jabalpur – New Delhi

“Otherwise, he would be far away in the jungle; tasting, touching, seeing, and feeling new things.” 


― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

There are places in the world so beautiful, so mythic, that writers and artists, both ancient and modern, create whole works around them.

There are places on the planet that allow us to unfurl our wildness and seek our own courage and bravery once again amongst their profound beauty.

There are places where power animals still walk and SEE you within their own realms.

There are places where Goddesses still live and where they inspire us to let go of the burden of the everyday.

This adventure will take you deep into such places.

Wild Souls India will be centred around taking authentic safaris into two of India’s most stunning national parks, Kanha and Bandhavgarh, in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger. The tigers have special power and significance in Hindu and Indian culture, and the Goddesses Durga (She who rides the Tiger) and Kali-Ma are specifically aligned with these rare and mysterious animals.

Both parks are outrageously beautiful and you will have the best naturalist guides to explore them with you. You’ll also be staying in fantastic accommodation that reflects the area and gives you a point of luxury to balance out all that hard-core jungle!

After meeting in Delhi, we will fly into Raipur and then drive to Kanha. Kanha National Park is pure “Jungle Book’ territory, and is where Rudyard Kipling found his inspiration for his famous work. Yes, here is Shere Kahn territory, with high densities of tigers and the ability to spot animals that are found nowhere else.

Kanha boasts of about 38 species of mammals. Some of the inhabitants of this park are the gaur, the largest of the world’s cattle; the sambar, the largest Indian deer; and the chausingha, the only four-horned antelope in the world. Other frequent visitors include the Nilgai antelope, the sloth bear, the dhole, or Indian wild dog, and an occasional Leopard. Some 300 species of birds inhabit the park, that includes the storks, egrets, black ibis, raptors, owls, and the red- wattled lapwings.

Kanha is located right in the heart of India, and is a quieter area which also gives you an opportunity to experience the rural, tribal, and agricultural parts of India- the true India.

After spending 3 nights in Kanha, after our morning safari and lunch we depart by road for the magnificent national park of Bandhavgarh where we will also spend 3 nights.  As well as world famous tigers, other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the Park. There are also Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel, Lesser Bandicoot rat, the Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two primate species – the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur are seen and heard!

Bandhavgarh has been a centre of human activity and settlement for over 2000 years, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. We will have the opportunity to walk to local villages and experience the culture here.

Both areas are rooted deeply in mythos. We will do ritual and workings in each. For example” the fort in Bandhavgarhwa is said to date back to the mythos of Hanuman and Rama from the Hindu sacred epic the ‘Ramayana”. The mythos tells of the two monkeys that created the setu (bridge) between India and Lanka to vanquish evil demons, built the protective fort here.

We will then travel back to Delhi for our farewell celebration and the next day, we have a morning tour of the city and will visit a Durga temple for a final blessing. Our service to you ends after the tour on the 26th.

“Oppress not the cubs of the stranger, but hail them as Sister and Brother,” 
― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

What’s included in your Wild Souls India experience?

–  Internal return flights from Delhi to Raipur

–  Road transfers from Raipur, from Kanha, and from Bandhavgarh

–  All Accommodation:

2 nights accommodation (1st and last night) in the very cool Roseate House in New Delhi.

https://www.roseatehotels.com/newdelhi/roseatehouse/

3 nights accommodation at the Singinawa Jungle Lodge. Kanha.

This is a true safari-style lodge geared up specifically to support explorers. It is luxurious and bespoke with a 1,000 square foot museum onsite which is an ode to the spectacular work of the local indigenous Gond and Baiga artisans. In between our safaris and sessions, swim in the pool, book a spa treatment, go for a walk with a naturalist- it’s all available here.

http://www.singinawajunglelodge.com/thelodge/

3 nights at the Bandhav Villas, Bandavgarh.

This is a carefully designed, highly authentic 5-star safari lodge. Again, a venue geared up to support your adventures but the kind of place you can return home to muddy and dirty from your safari and then delve into some luxury. Weather permitting, we will eat dinner under the stars one night and tell stories around the fire.

http://www.bandhavvilas.com

–  Your Meals: Nourishing meals from our first evening in Delhi through to our last breakfast back in Delhi are included. Our meals will reflect the cuisine of the areas we travel within and please discuss any specialised dietary requirements with us.

– Our activities and adventures:

As always on a Wild Souls Retreat, we immerse ourselves with the natural environment and the people who live there. As we will be travelling to jungle environments that are remote and deeply mythic, we have the services of some experts and naturalist guides who will assist us to get the most out of our visit.

– We start with a welcome dinner and briefing in the modern Roseate Hotel in Delhi. Please book your flights to be present for this event.

– We will be on safari almost every morning and night whilst in the parks (weather permitting).

For those that haven’t experienced safari life, you are in for a treat!

Days start early normally around dawn, with a chai, tea or coffee and snack and we journey into the park in our jeeps. Here our naturalist experts will guide us through the jungle in search of tigers, leopards and other amazing wildlife and birdlife. You will soak in the power and beauty of the area!

Dependant on the park, we will normally have breakfast as a picnic out in the wilderness. After the morning safari we will come back to our lodge for lunch and leisure time. We may have an activity planned or a teaching or meditation with Stacey.

As the light begins to change, we will go out into the park again for the late afternoon safari. Many animals come out to hunt at dusk and we get our chance to see these animals here.  Again, we are in the hands of expert guides who know the local area intimately and who will give us the best chance of spotting wildlife.

At sunset, we travel back to our lodge, swapping photos and stories and get ready for dinner. Dinner may well be outdoors under a night sky clear of outside light sources and amongst the chorus of nature.

Here is a video taken by a very lucky person in Kanha. They are demonstrating good safari etiquette of turning off the engine of the jeep/moving away from the animal and its path and whispering/ keeping voices down when close to an animal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm7v5f5ruiE

And it doesn’t end there! Also:

A beautiful in-depth spiritual programme with Stacey designed to inspire you, connect you with your healthy fierceness and open your heart to your wilder self. Sometimes, the world can make us feel very small- the tiger goddesses help us wake up to our power!

Every day you’ll learn something new – whether it will be through the power of nature as teacher, sessions with Stacey or the local people, or through the specific strength of the tiger goddesses.

  • Services of all our expert local guides
  • Return transfers from the hotel on the last day to the international airport should you wish it.
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and guide fees
  • Monument fees in New Delhi
  • City tour on the last day
  • Surprise activities and gifts.

***Remember, this is your retreat- all activities are optional.***

What’s not included:

  • Some beverages and all alcoholic drinks
  • Your return flights from Australia (or where ever home is!)
    • Transport to the Roseate Hotel on the first day
    • Tips and items of a personal nature
    • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory for a journey of this type)

Please also note, we will never support animal cruelty or poor safari etiquette. Our local guide supplier and our Wild Souls group will not involve themselves in activities like elephant back safaris or tours involving captive or caged animals. We advise you not to include these activities on your own personal activities if you are staying on longer in these areas.

As always, you will be supplied with a packing list and further details well ahead of time and of course the useful and beautiful gifts you have come to expect.

This retreat requires an average fitness level and the ability to be able to walk on uneven ground. Please ask us about this further if you wish.

Again, this is a remote, bespoke retreat and as such, this is a small group only.  We are able to secure a very small number of single rooms but so please ask us early. Confirmation of your place is guaranteed only by payment of the non-refundable deposit.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE: $A4440 twin share (international airfare not included).

Single Room supplement: $A900

Deposit is $A1250 to confirm your place.

FREQUENT RETREATERS BONUS! If you have been on any of my retreats before, you will receive a bonus discount of $200 off the price.

Special Early Bird Bonus: If you pay your deposit before 31st March 2019 you will receive a discount of A$100.

(Yes, you can save $300 if you are a frequent retreater and an early bird.)

wsi2020wsi2020For further information or bookings please contact: Richard Martin on 0400 345113 or email bookings@themodernwitch.com

 

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