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Tim Hartridge - Witches Workshop Handbook A Short Guide To Participation In The Workshop Part I (copyrighted book, review only)
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This Handbook contains an introduction to Witchcraft as well as a number of rituals. By familiarising yourself with the material in the Handbook you are taking your first steps toward the work we will undertake at the Witch Camp.These notes are intended to familiarise you with the introductory ritual practices and some Wiccan conventions. A few people may find the practices initially challenging, but I would encourage you to allow yourself the opportunity of the experience. Please keep in mind this workshop is for the purpos... More >>>
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This Handbook contains an introduction to Witchcraft as well as a number of rituals. By familiarising yourself with the material in the Handbook you are taking your first steps toward the work we will undertake at the Witch Camp.
These notes are intended to familiarise you with the introductory ritual practices and some Wiccan conventions. A few people may find the practices initially challenging, but I would encourage you to allow yourself the opportunity of the experience. Please keep in mind this workshop is for the purpose of learning, and so no question is considered too basic. If you feel something has not been covered to your satisfaction don't hesitate to ask for more information.
To assist in making your experience significant and authentic, there are two things that I ask. The first is to be open to new ideas or approaches to the subject some of the ideas presented may be different from what you have read. The second is to be willing to participate and to give things a try, even if you should find things challenging.
TIM HARTRIDGE has been a practicing Witch since his early teens, and became involved in coven-based Witchcraft in 1973. An active Pagan advocate, he has appeared in TV, radio and print media interviews.
For a number of years he ran an Adelaide radio program 'Broomstick Corner' (1981-84) interviewing many alternate spiritual practitioners. Later after moving to Sydney he independently published 'Dark Cycle Magazine' (1986-89), 'Venifica' newsletter (1986-89) and 'OzPagan' newsletter (1992-93). The OzPagan Internet site was also launched in 1992, making it the first Pagan Internet site in Australia.
He was the driving force behind the annual Eostre gathering (1985-1997), the first Pagan festival of its kind to be held in Australia and has been a major contributor to the annual Euphoria gathering (2000-2002) held in Victoria.
He was a founder-member of the Sydney-based Dark Circle Collective (established in 1984) and continues to run it's local coven. He presents regular workshops in Witchcraft and runs the very popular ussie based WitchesWorkshop E-group launched in 1999. It is currently the largest Australian Pagan e-group with more than 1800 members. In 2002 he launch the now well known companion website WitchesWorkshop.com.
In 2009 Tim was interviewed for the BBC documentary "Around the World in 80 Faiths". Screened a huge national audience the documentary is planned to be aired on the Australian ABC TV program"Compass" sometime in 2010. He has also received a very positive response to the DVD and the YouTube airing of an interview he appeared in, the "Witches Weekend", hosted by pop Witch Deborah Gray.
In 2007 Tim founded Witch Camp Australia as teaching and retreat project that helps to promote educational workshops and training weekends for people interested in experiencing a practical application of pagan and psychic development in the fields of witchcraft and magick.