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Witch:

OCTOBER 29 & 30

A Samhain gathering

Join Miriam, some special guests and a coven of women for a weekend of talks, workshops and practices exploring & celebrating the Witch.

Weekend Ticket: £200

Saturday Ticket: £111

Sunday Ticket: £111

OCTOBER 29 & 30

Witch: A
Samhain
Gathering.

This is an online event.

Weekend Ticket: 2 x £100

'Witch' is for the healers, the wild ones & the medicine women. This gathering is a welcoming hearth for those of us craving connection, rest, healing, community with other women & a way to honour the descent into the dark half of the year.

Who is 'Witch' for?

'Witch: a Samhain Gathering' is for women.... women whose lives revolve around embodiment, healing work and a love of the land. For these women, restoring the Witch as a sacred feminine archetype and learning why she was persecuted throughout the centuries is key to understanding our own womanhood. Knowing the true story of the Witch Hunts and the way their horrors have impacted the feminine psyche is one of the ways we can locate the origin story of our disembodiment, disconnection from our innate magick and severance from the land.

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Samhain pronounced 'Sah-win' is a Gaelic word for the Celtic festival which marks the descent into the darker half of the year.  Samhain is celebrated from the sunset of  October 31st until the sunrise of November 1st – falling roughly half-way between Autumn Equinox & Winter Solstice. This time is marked with gatherings, feasts & story telling.  Several Neolithic passage tombs in Ireland (such as Dumha na nGiall, in the Tara-Skryne Valley in County Meath, Ireland) were built so that sunlight shines through the central passage on the morning of Samhain. It was said that over Samhain, the tombs – seen as portals into the otherworld – were open and the boundaries between the world of the living and the spirits, porous, allowing the souls of the Aos Sí (the 'spirits' or 'fairies') to move amongst the living. 

this is a virtual event

EMBODIMENT practices

WITCH history talks

EARTH MAGICK

Wise woman, healer, herbalist, trouble-maker, edge walker, midwife, elder, soothsayer, crone – however we define the Witch, the charge she holds is undeniable.

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it features:

Witch: A Samhain Gathering...

Talks on the History of Women and the Witch Trials; Female Sexuality; A History of Herbal Abortefecants.

Workshops on Voice Work, Tarot, Herbal Medicine.

Movement & Sacred Rest Practices.

is a celebration of the Witch, Samhain and community.

This is a celebration of
woman, earth and body.

You're invited to a weekend of retreat, magick, medicine and healing practices. Enjoy Tarot readings, movement and breathwork, sacred sexual self care, herbalism and fascinating talks on the Witch Trials in Europe, the history of abortefecants and healing the Witch Wound. Plus plenty of time for our coven to connect with each other, share our stories, ask questions and bask in nourishing community.

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Inspiration, education community & healing.

These are the key intentions behind 'Witch'. So many women are fascinated by the Witch. She holds much medicine for us to reclaim – both for ourselves and our communities. The talks throughout 'Witch' seek to depart from sensationalised fabrications of the Witch's history to equip women with an accurate understanding of the historical relationship between the Witch and women.

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witch: a samhain gathering

We hunger for Witch wisdom. We intuit her absence within our communities. We miss her, we need her and we're calling her back, for she's been gone too long. 

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In the time known as the Early Modern period many converging factors set the scene for the Witch Hunts in Europe. Land privatisation, the advent of capitalism, and the Enlightenment are just some of them. Women were (at least) 80% of the Witch Hunts' victims and it is impossible not to consider these times as a war on women; an attempt to create a new kind of woman by way of fear: meek, servile and well-behaved. In today's strange times, the Witch holds an undeniable allure for wild women. She is a repository of our feelings about what it means to be undomesticated and free. 


How our gathering works. 

1. Buy a ticket

Choose from a single day ticket or a weekend ticket. When you buy your ticket you will be taken through to the online 'Witch' portal with the Zoom link for all talks, workshops and practices. 

2. Recording available

Everything will be recorded and uploaded into your online portal in case you miss the live gathering or wish to watch talks and workshops again. Recordings are available for 3 months.

3. Prepare your space

Creating ritual space to enjoy the gathering in will feel good for you and anchor in the sense of celebration more deeply. Clean your space, decorate, smudge and make it cosy and comfortable.

4. Check the to-do list

Make sure you have what you need to enjoy the gathering to the fullest! You'll find details of this in your course portal. We're excited to host you and wish you an enjoyable time at 'Witch'!

Miriam Ropschitz

host

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Maya Luna

special guest

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Hanna Leigh

special guest

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Cathy Coyle

special guest

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Saturday 29

book a space

11-11:30AM


Sunday 30

The    Programme

opening circle + TAROT








11:45am-12:30pm

Wild Movement with Miriam



2-3pm

the witch trials: women, land & the body – with Miriam

3:30-4:30pm

HOLY ORIFICE: THE BODY OF WOMAN AS THE BODY OF THE GODDESS with special guest maya luna

5-6.15pm


Witchcraft medicine: Stories from Thessaly, spirit plants, the poison path and ancient entheogenic priestess with cathy coyle.

6.30-7pm

Herbs + potion-making for sleep + the dreamtime with Miriam.

11-12:30AM


Opening Circle & Wild
Movement Practice with miriam

2-3pm

sluts & the devil: the power of FEMALE SEXUALITY - WITH MIRIAM

3.15-4.45pm

 SACRED SEXUAL SELF CARE FOR
BREASTS + WOMB + PUSSY - with Miriam

5-6pm

herbal ABORTIFACIENTS:
a history - with miriam.

6:15-7.15pm

Ancestral songs
with Hanna Leigh

7.15-8pm

closing circle, sharing
and integration.

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Compost Yourself:The Art of Being. (a Rest Practice)

7:15-8pm

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Weekend Ticket:£200

Saturday Ticket:£111

Sunday Ticket:£111

OCTOBER 29 & 30

Witch: A Samhain Gathering.

This is an online event.

read the t&cs here

Weekend Ticket: 2 x £100

Bringing a friend? Use the code SISTERS at the checkout to get 15% off both tickets.

10% of 'Witch' proceeds go to organisations supporting the women of Iran. Full details disclosed after the workshop.

The Witch Wound Workshop

Free Gift for guests of 'Witch'

When you buy a weekend ticket for 'Witch' you receive the recording of 'The Witch Wound Workshop for free. You'll find the workshop in your online portal from October 29.

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