Workshop 1 Working with the Land
After our Swiss workshop in April on a larger scale, we have returned to our usual Spring and Summer workshops with a smaller group. It was a beautiful sunny weekend but still quite cool for the time of year.
On Friday evening we discovered more about our members, their lives and spirituality. This raised some interesting spiritual topics, ideas and experiences.
During Saturday afternoon Cassandra discussed the use of magical charms and working with clients. All members of the workshop are given copies of correspondences for the construction of charms, the planetary hours and tables. They were also shown the use of an Ephemeris.
I then took the group through the process of planning their charms and constructing them. Each charm is unique as the maker chooses their own ingredients, metals, gemstones, plants and aromatic substances to generate energy within them. Not all people enjoy or are able to sew charms bags and will use another method of housing their chosen ingredients.
On Saturday evening I took them through the process of blessing their charms at the hearth. We then visited the magical Boscawen-un stone circle as the sun descended and gave members of our group time with the stones and feel the energies of this wonderful site.