THE WITCH and the Priest are powerful archetypal figures that have been battling inside us for centuries, as an inner war has been waged in the human heart between our pagan instincts and our religious upbringing – a war that is mirrored outwardly in the world around us.
The Witch has perhaps become a derogatory & disputed term for the forces that stand on the outskirts of the rational. Yet she is a mother of the hearth, a mistress of story-telling and the beholder of healing secrets.
Historically, and since the advent of Christianity at least, it has been the cultural habit & political project of patriarchy to control and bridle the feminine forces of chaos that characterise nature.
This process of divorcing the divine father from the earthly mother has resulted in the feminine aspect of our personality being suppressed, not only in women, but also in men, leading to all kind of imbalances, inward & outward & individual & collective.
The dominant force concerned with finding order, and disengaging with anything that cannot be measured or controlled is an old destructive and onesided approach that denies the magic of Moon-time.
The femminine night-forces that bring chaos and creativity together are the energies we will work with during the course of the 5 days.
Land of the Goddess – A place of Magic
We will work with ancient hatha-tantric asana-kumbhaka practices to make contact with & awaken the feminime & witchy power that lays dormant in our creative centre, known to the Yogis as Shaktistan. This word literally translates as the ‘Land of the Goddess’ and is the place of power & creativity within ourselves. It is the place of creation & the magic well from where all things emerge…
When we access the creative power inherent in ourselves, our lives start becoming more than simple acts of Magic.
Which Witch power?
This ceremony spanning over 5 days & nights will be in the shadow of the Goddess Kali. Kali is known to the yogis as Mother Nature, the Dark Womb, the Maha Yogini and the Queen of the Witches. She represents the origin of life and contains the unstoppable power of both creation and destruction.
By Kali’s guiding force we will strip the inner priest of his parchment and robe to reveal the repressed Witch and Magician that live within us to lead us on the grand road of magic and wonder!
Lifting the Lid!
Together we will uncover the witch’s cauldron that bubbles within our lower belly and drink its primal soup, savouring all of the healing & creative power of emotions, turning even destruction upon its head & creativity upon her feet.
In these days of power, all issues connected to the feminine are welcomed forward by women and men alike into The Healing Circle of Power. A field of chaos, ritual, ceremony, magic and creative birth awaits.