Monday, 31 March 2014
From the end of April venues for Kitchen Witch workshops will mostly be held at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. A couple of the workshops will also be held in the Courtyard Room, Winton House, Petersfield.
The Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated on Gravel Hill, Horndean in Hampshire, PO8 0QE literally just off the A3 four miles south of Petersfield.
We will be holding our events in the Forest Annexe which is a self contained unit just by the main car park and visitor centre. It will allow us to hold our workshops in private, provide unlimited tea and coffee and of course make use of the forest and woodlands right outside the doorstep. It also means that those attending have the option of either bringing a packed lunch or making use of the on site cafe for lunch, we will of course be providing home made cake. (It has also meant that we can reduce the cost of our workshops).
Events held at the Courtyard Room, Winton House, Petersfield allows us again privacy of our own room and the ability to provide unlimited tea and coffee, homemade cake and the option of packed lunches or to utilise the many local cafes for lunch. Winton House is also a charity run organisation so our room hire fees will all go to a good cause.
We will also be holding a series of sabbat workshops throughout the year, just a couple of hours to include a chat, a short ritual and a craft relevant to the sabbat - we may also be adding events earlier in the day before the sabbat workshop starts as well - watch this space...
Dates at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Forest Annexe:
Sunday 27th April 2014 - Faeries & Elementals Workshop (nearly full) 10am to 3pm
Saturday 14th June 2014 - Sabbat Workshop
Sunday 1st June 2014 - Divination Workshop - 10am to 3pm
Sunday 31st August 2014 - Magical Herbs Workshop - 10am to 3pm
Saturday 13th September 2014 - Sabbat Workshop
We also hold our open rituals at the QE Country Park in the top Larkwhistle site
Saturday 17th May 2014
Saturday 19th July 2014
Saturday 18th October 2014
all 2pm start
Dates at the Courtyard Room, Winton House, Petersfield:
Sunday 27th July 2014 - Hoodoo Workshop - 10am to 3pm
Sunday 9th November 2014 - Healing with Crystals Workshop - 10am to 3pm
Saturday 29th November 2014 - Sabbat workshop
Full details can be found on our website www.kitchenwitchhearth.wix.com/coven
or our facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/kitchenwitchuk
Email us at email@example.com
Saturday, 1 March 2014
It gives me serious goose bumps and a tingly sparkly feeling to write that Tansy and Sun have given me permission to share my current journey with you all....
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We came together a little under a year ago when we met at a ritual in Southampton UK, we became firm friends, somehow PsychicGypsy cut through my case of social offstandishness and we started attending rituals and workshops together with Kitchen Witch. I'd already been studying for just under a year and I shamelessly gushed about the school and the people so much she took up her own path!
In December 2013, we started talking about wanting to set up a stall, we put our heads together and realised we were somehow thinking similar things - there's a gap in the witchy market and we could be the ones to fill it!!!!
Same month she did a reading for me and OMGODDESS my girl has some serious talent - she's been reading for a long old while now and is wanting so much to make it a full time thing. She's had so many positive experiences with clients, I couldn't ask for a more talented witchy sister. The tools aspect comes from my frustrations at going to fairs and new age shops and never being able to find what I want - Tools of the craft...
Now I don't mean chalices, athames, wands, or besoms because they can be found all over fairs, I mean things like witches bottles, pouches, and poppets as examples - the tools of folk magic & Hoodoo!
As avid kitchen witchers and firm followers of folk magic we figure, and this comes straight from our hearts, that with our secret blends of herbs, crystals and a touch of sparkle we can provide the witchy community with something a little different...
The idea is that PsychicGypsy will provide a reading that may or may not reveal areas of life that you might want to work on, and then we will provide a tool of your choice that you can fill with your intent to hopefully bring about the changes you want.
We have chosen 8 categories to work with -- love/friendship, prosperity, protection, peace, passion/lust, confidence/self esteem, divination and fertility and we are crafting poppets, pouches, and witches bottles in each area all spelled with the best intentions. Of course you don't have to have a reading to purchase or purchase a tool to get a reading, or purchase a tool after a reading (heehee, confusing!) but it is a service we're keen to provide!
So here marks the beginning our journey! You know what we're all about now!! :) Over the coming blogs I will be updating you on the happenings at Twisted HQ... along with my usual brand of ramblings!
Much love and starlight to ya'll xxx
Sunday, 16 February 2014
– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Think of intention as a seed, it has the potential to grow into a beautiful flower or the tallest of trees. It contains all of the power within it waiting to be released. Intention is an impulse of consciousness that contains the aim of creation and only when you release your intentions into the fertile depth of your full consciousness can they grow and flourish.
Saturday, 18 January 2014
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I see the new and full moons as both powerful times for wishing, so the spells I’ve constructed during these periods are both wishing spells. The waxing and waning moons I see as more practical magical, and since I am a kitchen witch these tend to involve herbs, oils, candles etc.
This goblet that I offer thee!
It is yours for all you do
Gracious one of silver hue."