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Apr
17
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Magical Herbs , Poppets and Potions- Sydney @ Urban Hotel St Leonards NSW
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Witches and pagan peoples have been using herb and plant magic for millennia to enrich their lives and now you too can learn how. Join Permaculture Expert Miranda Mueller and Witch and Author Stacey Demarco for a hands-on one day workshop where you will:

 

  • Discover all manner of magical herbs and plants and how the ancients used them.
  • Learn how to grow and harvest them successfully and naturally.
  • Experience some of the most powerful plants in a witches garden and how you can use them for healing, protection, peace, love and manifestation.
  • Learn the principals of potion making and make a potion and salt blend on the day.
  • Make your own magical poppet filled with herbal goodness and a big dash of magic!
  • Learn how to ‘enliven’ poppets and how to write your own spells!
  • Take home notes, seeds,wisdom and what you make!

 

Join us for a fun day of active and practical magic!

 

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Jun
18
Sat
Wild Souls Spirit Bear: An Invitation from the First Nations @ Spirit Bear Lodge
Jun 18 – Jun 25 all-day

There are some rare places in the world that have escaped the cruelty of man’s hand. They are very few, yet they exist. These places often have custodians, those who love and deeply connect with these places, protecting them and living as part of the circle within them, part of, not apart.

The Great Bear Forest of British Columbia, Canada is such a place. This is a wilderness so pristine and protected that some animals may not encounter a human for their whole lives. It is the largest and largest remaining untouched temperate rainforest on the planet. Towering green, forested mountains give way to river valley bottoms and estuaries which teem with wild salmon. It is the home of the great Grizzly Bear, coastal wolves, cougar, wolverines and many other terrestrial mammals. The Pacific Ocean, which laps the forest’s shores, is home to pods of Orca and Humpback Whales who swim and hunt in the labyrinthine complex of fiords and channels.

The First Peoples of this conservancy, the Kitasoo/ Xia Xia are such custodians. It is here in the Great Bear Rainforest that the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation has lived since time immemorial. They have shared the forest and the salmon in harmony with all animals, plants and minerals and whilst all beings are important to these First Peoples, there is a very special creature they call moskgm’ol (white bear).

Their legend of the origin of moskgm’ol holds that “Goo-wee (Raven) made one in every ten black bears white to remind the people of a time when glaciers covered this land and how the people should be thankful of the lush and bountiful land of today.” Many of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais believe these bears hold super-natural powers, hence the name Spirit Bear. The Great Bear Rainforest is the only place in the world where Spirit Bears exist.

This is an extraordinary place and an extraordinary people.
And we have been invited by the Kitasoo/ Xia’ Xias to immerse ourselves in their land and their culture and experience a once in a lifetime journey…

As Winter’s grip recedes, we have been given special permission to visit very early in the season before other visitors. We will be personally guided into these lands and into the culture of these First Peoples. We will be shown the medicines of the forest, we will listen to the guiding stories of this ancient culture, we will dance their dances, we will walk side-by-side with the men charged with protecting the animals and land, “The Watchers.” Every day, we will experience another animal, another ecosystem another facet of mythos, another deeper level of nature-based experience, all seen through the world view of the Kitasoo/Xia’Xias. There may be other places in the world to spot a wolf, but nowhere else where you will learn why this wolf at this time in this place is important to you.

We will also have the opportunity to engage hands-on in a research approach that honours the cultural importance and sensitivity of the bears. (More info below).

All the while, you will be staying in Spirit Bear Lodge in the heart of the region. Built and run by the Kitasoo/Xia Xia. Spirit Bear Lodge has only 12 beautiful rooms and architecturally, the exterior of the Spirit Bear Lodge pays homage to the traditional long houses built for thousands of years by West Coast First Nations. Inside, the atmosphere is modern and relaxing yet culturally authentic. After a day of adventure, we will share stories in “The Great Room”, an intimate central room with comfy couches, 20-foot high, ocean view windows, local Tsimshian Art. Gaze out towards the grey blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and watch for passing Orcas, White-Sided Dolphins and Sea Lions. Listen to the silence as you revel in the natural wonders of the pristine and raw landscapes that surrounds you.

Wild Souls Spirit Bear will bring to life authentic contemporary First Nations culture and offer unparalleled adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. It is hard to explain to you how special this place is and how special our invitation, so perhaps watch this:

Your retreat includes:

– Full retreat programme with Stacey Demarco and Kitasoo Xia’ Xia First Nation Elders and Guides that will be dedicated to your expanding your heart, deepening your spiritual path and ensuring your transformation through the power of nature and mythos.


– All accommodation (8 days, 7 nights twin share basis) from Day 1 in the exclusive Spirit Bear Lodge through to our last night in a boutique hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

– Domestic flights return from Vancouver airport to Bella Bella and then onto Klemtu (280 nautical miles from Vancouver) via a scenic ferry ride across the channel to Spirit Bear Lodge.

– All transport within the conservancy.

– All fresh delicious meals whilst at the lodge. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks starting with dinner on Day 1
– All adventure activities with our hosts…dependent on weather and animal movements, daily choices may include:
 Full day excursions to main wildlife viewing area on Mussell, Kynoch or Khutze River estuaries
 Full day Spirit Bear quest and exclusive access to the Canoona River
 Full day Spirit Bear quest to other areas on Princess Royal Island and in the Spirit Bear Conservancy.
 Daytrip to UNESCO World Heritage candidate site Dis’ju
 Marine tour for Humpback whale viewing in Finlayson Channel
 Boat excursions to Kitasu Hill, a basaltic cinder cone and the best preserved volcano in Milbanke Sound
 Beachcombing and beach exploration of Kitasu Bay
 Cultural and natural history sites interpretive boat tour
 Grizzly tracking tour
 Estuary exploration by sea-kayak
 Plant medicine walks,
 Northwest Coast indigenous art workshops
 Cedar basket weaving
 Authentic dance performances and story telling by village elders.
 Interaction with “The Watchmen”

– Research
We will also have the opportunity to engage hands-on in a research approach that honours the cultural importance and sensitivity of the bears. Grizzly, black and spirit bears – as well as wolverine, cougar and wolf – visit non-invasive hair snagging stations. Caught on remote camera, these animals visit the sites and leave tiny amounts of their hair on a barbed-wire corral they must cross over. From a few hairs, leading-edge molecular techniques can reveal the species, gender and even individual identity of the visiting animal. Chemical signatures in hair can reveal diet and even hormone levels – all without harassment of these special animals. Come join us in making scientific history on the first research project of its kind.

– Night-time meditation around the campfire and animal guide facilitation.

– Airport transfers to last night accommodation in Vancouver.

– Loads of surprises and gifts AS USUAL!

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE: $6299 twin share. Talk to us about the possibility of single accommodation.

Deposit is $1000 to hold your place. 14 places ONLY.

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

What the retreat doesn’t include:

– Personal spending money

– Alcoholic drinks

– Your airfare.

– Travel insurance

– Worry, boredom and work (yep, we aim to leave those behind somewhere pretty early 😀 )

As this is a true wilderness experience, a certain level of fitness is required. When in the conservancy you will experience uneven ground and you may be walking for approx 3+hours or more per day. You will be getting in and out of boats and kayaks. It may rain sometimes but nothing that good boots and waterproofs can’t fix). If in doubt whether you’ll be ok fitness-wise for this trip, just ask us and we will work things through with you.

Again, this is a very special once-in-a-lifetime invitation and opportunity. I would be honoured to host you.

“Remember: Nature allows not just a chance to go back to our true selves, which is incredible enough, but we get to create our new story moving forward. We get to renew. We get to transform far easier than in any other place. We are able to be the hero in our own mythos the one that WE write. Deep Nature gently invites us to be very present, to be very alive in it’s aliveness, flooded in beauty and in this moment of sheer oneness, we realize anything is possible. We realize that we are already ‘home’, that we have already arrived at a very good place, and our next steps can only bring more happiness.”
– From “The Disconnect”, by Stacey Demarco.

Come with me to a place where you can be nourished, transformed and made whole again. Come with the first Nations and myself, write your new mythos and feel who you really are.

Just contact Richard on 0400345113 or bookings@themodernwitch.com

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Sep
4
Sun
Curses, Clearings and Defensive Magic- Sydney @ Urban Hotel St Leonards NSW
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

For millennia, peoples of every culture have created processes and techniques to protect themselves and their clans from negative energy including concentrated negative energy in the form of curses.  This workshop looks at “Defensive Magic” in a very practical way and gives you real techniques that everyone can use.

In this workshop you will:

– Learn about Defensive Magic in history, why we need it and what it actually is

– Learn defensive magic techniques to protect you, your family, your business and property.

– Discover the Top 5 Witches plant medicines to cleanse and protect and how to use them.

– Learn what a curse is and how to recognize one.

– Explore Curse Removal techniques safe for beginners including gridding, amulets and talismanic magic.

All materials, herbs and notes included. Limited numbers to assure personal attention.

Special Note: If you are interested in both workshops, we are pleased to offer the special rate of $300.
(A saving of $40)

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Your own Personal Mythos- Unfurling your own Magical Life Story – Sydney @ Urban Hotel, St Leonards NSW
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The stories of ancient myth are as relevant now as they have always been. As sources of truth, the creation of and telling of these stories gave us guidelines on how to not only live our own lives more successfully but to overcome the toughest obstacles. As the spiritual philospher Rumi said: “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” – and this is exactly what we will be doing in this afternoon workshop.

Is it time to create a new mythos for yourself?

Do you know what your next chapter is?

Do you know that you are the hero/ine in your own story and its time to go on a new adventure?

Or perhaps conquer those old fears and demons once and for all?

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover the power of mythos and archetypes in the ancient world and how this is relevant to us now.
  • The transformative way pagans see the power of the story
  • Explore storytelling and mask magic
  • Retell and reform the damaging stories in your life
  • Explore enemies and allies, values and loves!
  • Explore what your next exciting chapter will be!

We all have a story- the question is: How great is living that story for you right now?

This is also a powerful workshop for creatives and writers of all kinds as well as those looking to take the next step in their life story.

All notes, materials and supplies are included. Limited numbers to ensure personal attention.

Special Note: If you are interested in both workshops, we are pleased to offer the special rate of $300. (A saving of  $40)

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Sep
18
Sun
Blossom into Spring: Seeds, Magic and Growth- Sydney @ The Urban Hotel, St Leonards NSW
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Blossom into Spring: Seeds, Magic and Growth- Sydney 

 

Spring is THE time to plant the seeds of your intentions and grow, grow, grow! Whether you have wishes for your own health, wealth, fertility, happiness or love this workshop will get you practical about the earth and divine magic to get it all with flow, peace and joy!

 

Join Author and Pagan Stacey Demarco and Permaculture Expert Miranda Mueller in a day full of the promise, hope and super-power of Spring. Unstick yourself and crack open that new energy that is awaiting you!

 

You will learn about:

 

  • The Power of Seeds: What they are, how to harvest them and how to plant them
  • The Ten Most Magical herbs and how to grow and use them.
  • The Mythos of Spring Goddesses and Gods and how their message applies to you.
  • How to make your own plant oils from dried plants and make them into traditional healing salves.
  • How to make a traditional Beltane flower crown (and yes, you boys have a slightly different one but you get to be Kings!)

 

 

And you’ll participate in a beautiful Spring ritual where you will boost your growth and power into Summer and next year.

 

No experience necessary. Goodies and Notes provided.

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Nov
6
Sun
Blossom into Spring: Seeds, Magic and Growth- Victoria
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Blossom into Spring: Seeds, Magic and Growth- Victoria 

 

Spring is THE time to plant the seeds of your intentions and grow, grow, grow! Whether you have wishes for your own health, wealth, fertility, happiness or love this workshop will get you practical about the earth and divine magic to get it all with flow, peace and joy!

 

Join Author and Pagan Stacey Demarco and Permaculture Expert Miranda Mueller in a day full of the promise, hope and super-power of Spring. Unstick yourself and crack open that new energy that is awaiting you!

 

You will learn about:

 

  • The Power of Seeds: What they are, how to harvest them and how to plant them
  • The Ten Most Magical herbs and how to grow and use them.
  • The Mythos of Spring Goddesses and Gods and how their message applies to you.
  • How to make your own plant oils from dried plants and make them into traditional healing salves.
  • How to make a traditional Beltane flower crown (and yes, you boys have a slightly different one but you get to be Kings!)

 

 

And you’ll participate in a beautiful Spring ritual where you will boost your growth and power into Summer and next year.

 

No experience necessary. Goodies and Notes provided.

 

Victoria: 6 November 10am-5pm At Miranda’s beautiful permaculture farm at Mt. Dandenong a few hours out of Melbourne CBD.

 

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Nov
28
Mon
Get Your New Years Resolution for 2017 – Skype Workshop @ SKYPE
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Are you sick of making New Years resolutions and not being able to make the stick?

Make it different for 2017 and get what you want through the empowerment of Witchcraft.

Do you want to give up a bad habit, get fitter or improve your relationship?

Or maybe you want to find a partner, fulfil your purpose or increase your wealth?

Or maybe, you don’t really know what you really want!

No matter what your situation, you will learn how to remove obstacles and move towards your Resolutions.
This is one of my most popular workshops and we are running it finally for everyone via Skype!! We have been running this for 20 years straight with amazing results so we are so happy to share this around the world!!

In this workshop you will also:
* Discover the magical ingredients and timings best for your resolution.
* Learn how to create your own spells and chants
* Take part in a fun and powerful ritual that will bring you closer to getting what you desire!
* Get instructions to cast a powerful spell on New Years Eve complete with herbs!

Past participants got amazing results such as giving up smoking, starting new businesses, finding their purpose, achieving pregnancy, getting a great new jobs and increasing prosperity!

Book quickly as this class fills up fast! All magical supplies and text book included in the price.

Booking close 14th December

 

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May
2
Tue
The Blue Cape: An Introduction to Norse Seidr Magic via Zoom @ Via Skype
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Norse Seidr Magic is one of the oldest magical traditions and one of the richest. It is of both a magical and shamanic nature.  At its heart is nature and the living energies of the land, as well as being oracular where the practitioner travels the worlds and converses with Freya, Hel and Odin.

This introductory teaching, over three sessions, introduces the concepts of Seidr and opens the path of the seidkona for those who wish to travel it.

We will cover these topic at a minimum:

Week 1: The Worlds

  • The history of Seidr…what we know, what we don’t
  • How it is different to other forms of Norse magic
  • The ‘Geography’ of the Norse Worlds
  • The Gateways
  • The Shamanic Path

Week 2: The Blue Cape

  • Building a Relationship with Frejya and Odin
  • Calling in your fylgja
  • What the roles are of Seidkona and Volva.
  • The Importance of ‘Utiseta’ and other key concepts.

Week 3: The High Seat

  • The rituals and pathways of taking ‘the High Seat’ of oracular connection.
  • Methods of Trance.
  • Grounding, Sheilding and Protection
  • Rune Circles

Two sessions to choose from:

Tuesday morning 10.30am-12.30pm

Or Tuesday evenings 7pm-9pm

Three consecutive Tuesdays: Tuesday 17th, 24 and 31st of October.

You will be expected to do homework in between sessions to get the most out of the three weeks.

We will be working with the Viking Oracle as reference as well as notes.

If you already have the deck your investment is $150

For those that don’t have a deck a deck, I’ll mail you one and your investment is $175.

To book, please contact bookings@themodernwitch.com or phone Richard Martin on 0400345113

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May
12
Fri
Discovering Witchcraft- Brisbane SOLD OUT @ South Brisbane Qld
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn the practical basics of REAL magic with Stacey Demarco and feel more joyful and confident!

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 ingredients.
  • * Find out what your 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 to open a sacred space/circle
  • * Find out who your patron Goddess/God may be.
  • * Blend magical herbs and resins!

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.

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May
13
Sat
Discovering Witchcraft- Brisbane SOLD OUT @ Brisbane Qld
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn the practical basics of REAL magic with Stacey Demarco and feel more joyful and confident!

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 ingredients.
  • * Find out what your 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 to open a sacred space/circle
  • * Find out who your patron Goddess/God may be.
  • * Blend magical herbs and resins!

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.

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