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AWC International Guest: Gemma Gary

The Pagan Collective of Victoria is very pleased to announce that our special international guest for the 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference will be UK writer and British "Old Craft" initiate, Gemma Gary. Gemma Gary is an occultist, writer, artist, traditional ‘guise’ performer and a trustee of ‘Friends of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft’. Her written… Continue reading AWC International Guest: Gemma Gary

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AWC 2019 tickets now on sale

Tickets to the 2019 Australian Wiccan Conference are now on sale via the shiny new AWC 2019 website! The Australian Wiccan Conference (AWC) was started in 1984, with the first gathering being held in South Australia. The Conference is traditionally held on the weekend closest to the Spring Equinox. Every year the conference is hosted… Continue reading AWC 2019 tickets now on sale

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News and Hounds: Australia Edition

Western Australia: Combined Covens Participates in PrideFest WA Last month, Perth-based non-profit Pagan social group Combined Covens participated in PrideFest, Perth’s LGBTQI+  arts, culture and community festival for the second year running. Queensland: Author Sandra Greenhalgh Announces Druid Wisdom Oracle Cards Both ancient and modern Druid practices are the inspiration for this new deck of… Continue reading News and Hounds: Australia Edition

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.03: AWC 2018 Special

We flew to the other side of the country for the Australian Wiccan Conference in September and it was BRILLIANT. So much so that the night it finished we held off face-planting our beds until we’d recorded this. Music this month is by David Rivett. Thanks again to Tree, Kundra, Combined Covens and our special… Continue reading Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.03: AWC 2018 Special

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Folklorist Shares the Untold Story of Australian Fortune Teller, Mary Barrell

AUSTRALIA – An academic has recently pieced together the story of Mary Barrell, which is among the earliest documented cases of Witchcraft and fortune telling in the country. Historian and folklorist Dr David Waldron made the discovery when conducting research in Victorian-era newspapers. He found letters to the editor spanning over three decades. Read more… Continue reading Folklorist Shares the Untold Story of Australian Fortune Teller, Mary Barrell

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.02: Floating on a Biscuit at the Bottom of the World

This month we’re joined by Sarah Morgan of the Belgrave Pagan Hillsmeets as we wrap up our bumper review of Thorn Mooney’s Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide, discussing covens, outer courts, initiations and more! Our featured song this month is by those gods of Pagan rock, Spiral Dance. (Click on the episode cover image to… Continue reading Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.02: Floating on a Biscuit at the Bottom of the World

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Pagan Pyjama Party Episode 1.01: Keen Beans

Blast off! We begin our review of Thorn Mooney’s Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide, using it as an anchor for discussions on covens, initiation, lineage and hierarchy within a Traditional Wiccan framework along the way. This episode also includes spiffy music from Matt Chapman. (Click on the episode cover image to listen!)