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Inkubus Sukkubus playing live at Electrowertz this Saturday 
04:50pm 10/03/2008
   Inkubus Sukkubus the best rock goth pagan band is playing live at Electrowertz this Saturday with support from Avoidance of Doubt and Courtesans.
Alongside satanic Sluts and Dj set from Patricia.

Ticket vailable via ticketweb , Resurection records  or here
I will also be carrying tickets whilst at  clubsanctuson Friday.

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The Midsummer's Night Ball - a masquerade ball in Salisbury 
10:08pm 01/03/2008
  Your hosts, Oberon and Titania, cordially invite you to enter our magic hall with your best finery and indulge in mischief, glamour, and magic in historic Salisbury, a few miles from sacred Stonehenge.

The ball is taking place on 20 June, 2008, Midsummer's eve, from 7:00pm till 1am. We truly wish to make this an evening for our guests to remember: be whisked away by a horse and carriage to the marble steps of the Salisbury guildhall, where the Oreo String Quartet will be playing music for the season in the Foyer. Fine wines and casked ales are being provided by Shipseys for your enjoyment. Puck and Attendant Faeries, courtesy of Firecat Masquerade, will be making an appearance to entertain our guests while DJ duo Sexbat and The Ingenue and DJ Andy Ravensable keep the trad-goth and industrial music going until the early hours. Photographer Dylan will take photos so you can have momentos of your special evening. Expect a surprise or two as well along the way, as this is a night when nothing is as it seems, and anything is possible!

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Inkubus Sukkubus Gig (London) 
12:53pm 09/01/2008

The British Pagan Rock Band Inkubus Sukkubus supported by  Avoidance of Doubt and the Courtesans are playing at Electrowertz on Saturday 15th March.

See Flyer for details:

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Happy Solstice from HWK 
12:17pm 08/06/2007
mood: happy
What has happened to the summer?

We're only 2 weeks away from the peak of the year and you'd think it was March out there. It was 7C on the May Bank Holiday. Seven degrees. We know because HWK was outside freezing our arses off to bring soap to the Great Unwashed (who were too stoned to even notice, but we're not bitter!).

We'd like to say a belated thank you to everyone who came to our party at </a></b></a>a couple of weeks ago. We had a great time, and we loved all the feedback. Julia - if you are out there in LJ-land, thank you for saying that HWK soap has changed your life! We love to hear that kind of stuff.

Anyway, the reason for this rambling post is to let you all know that our next Sabbat soap is available online and in Treadwell's bookshop. This one is yellow (naturally), topped with orange sunwheels and infused with calendula and organic sunflower. The scent is a zingy blend of Frankincense, lemongrass, ginger and may chang, so at least you can be Zen about the lack of sunshine we're seeing this year!

Happy Solstice everyone,

The Rebeccas
Come to the fair! 
04:15pm 25/05/2007
mood: friendly
Hi *waves*

Just to let you all know that the Hedgewitches' Kitchen will be having a stall at the Kingston Green Fair on Monday.

We will be in the healing area - do come along and say hello!

The Rebeccas
The Hedgewitches' Kitchen

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07:44pm 30/04/2007
11:43am 30/04/2007
  Celebrate Beltane with the Loose Association of Druids
Sunday, 6th May, 2007 at 12.45 pm
in the Hawthorn Grove on Primrose Hill
Nearest tube: Chalk Farm on the Northern Line

Please bring a small contribution of food and druink to share during the ritual. Afterwards we shall proceed to the Pembroke public house at150 Gloucester Avenue, NW1. Your celebrant is Jay the Taylor. Continuing the tradition fo public paganism and celebrating the three druidic freedoms of thought, of speech and of association.
PF Open Ritual - Beltane 
09:43am 26/04/2007
  I know it's late notice but I spotted this post on Pagan Network - copied and pasted:


In case you're in Olde London Towne on Thursday 26th april, there is the PF Open Beltane Ritual at Conway Hall at 7.30pm for 8.  Cost is £5.00 (£4.00 conc) and all proceeds go to the Pagan Federation.  It is promised to be a classic Wiccan ritual with lots of music and dancing.

And to get you in the mood, try this link



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Gaia3 - PF Annual Conference - THIS SUNDAY! 
11:54am 21/04/2007
mood: productive

Hi All,

This is just to remind you that the annual PF Conference is taking place this Sunday (tomorrow!).

Further info can be found here: http://www.pflondon.org/html/conference.html

The Hedgewitches' Kitchen will have a stall there and will be selling our ritual soaps, bath salts and beauty products.

Hope to see you there!

The Rebeccas

Traditional Soap Making Demo - Saturday 7th April 
10:46am 29/03/2007
mood: artistic
Hello All from the Hedgewitches' Kitchen!

We've just been told that there are a few places remaining for our soapmaking workshop at Brazier's Park over the Easter weekend.

Due to popular demand, Brazier's is offering special day rates for people who just want to attend for one day of their 4-day weekend.

For around £30 you can join us for a half-day session where we will demonstrate how to make traditional cold process soap, giving a talk with props, and then letting you get your hands dirty making Scott Cunningham's Balls.

*innocent look*

The other half-day session will be a guided tour among the hedgerows to gather herbs and to learn more about the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside that surrounds the Great Hall at Brazier's.

The day starts around 9.30am, lunch is included, and there is the option to stay and join us for the evening meal with the chance to try spinning on a wheel by the fire.

Transport is easy by train from London to Goring and Streatley station.

You know you want to!

Drop us a line to book at info@hedgewitcheskitchen.co.uk or visit our workshops page for more details.

The Rebeccas
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guest speaker 
03:55pm 16/02/2007

Ravens Nest open moot

Royal Forest Hotel, Rangers Road, Chingford


Spiritualism : the invisible player in the story of 
the revival of the pagan witchcraft religion

Sunday 25 February 2007 at 8 pm

admission free

dinner (optional extra) at 6 pm

The Witching Hour Moot 20.1.07 
11:19pm 14/01/2007
  The Witching Hour Workshops:

Basic Meditation with Steve Wilson
(Caveat: no ridiculous pathworkings)

Saturday 20th January 2007
3pm - 6pm, followed by drinks at a nearby pub
Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX
Directions: http://www.drillhall.co.uk/p75.html

We're very pleased to announce our first workshop will be Basic Mediation by Steve Wilson, who also promises that there will be no silly pathworking...

We're using a new venue, The Drill Hall, famous for it's gay and lesbian based arts projects. We will be in Room 3, the reception desk will point you in the right direction.

We're asking for £3 to cover room hire expenses.

For more details pop over to http://www.thewitchinghour.org.uk/london or email lily@thewitchinghour.org.uk.
Reminder for Feast of Fools tomorrow. 
07:04pm 05/01/2007

Pagan Network's Feast of Fool party is tomorrow. Starts at 7pm at the Knights Templar, Holborn. £5 on the door (how cheap is that!?) Come drink, be silly and enjoy.

The Witching Hour Moot 
03:07am 03/01/2007
  The Witching Hour Moot
At The Salisbury

90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden WC2N 4AP

1st Thursday: Social Moot 7pm

3rd Saturday: Workshop/Talk 3pm

Please note a 3pm arrival is requested for a prompt 4pm start. A charge of £2.50 applies for all workshops and talks.

Hopefully, this will help locate the pub for you http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl...m=1&iwloc=addr

And this tells you a bit about it http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs...lisbury/Strand

So now you know where it is and what it's like; the only thing that remains is to come along and meet us.

There is no such thing as a stranger - just friends you've not met yet.
Craft Fair / Twelfth Night Moot? 
05:14pm 01/01/2007

Happy New Year!

This is x-posted in a couple of places, but I'm hoping that someone will have some info for us!

I was wondering if anyone had heard any news about a craft fair / moot being planned for next weekend (5-6th Jan)? As far as I am aware this is being organised by Liz from Treadwell's/LUSH(screen name = Culvalwen).

Any info you can pass on would be greatfully received as Rebecca B and I are hoping to have a table there to sell our soaps and stuff :o)


Rebecca W
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thinking of moving 
03:26pm 18/12/2006

Hello all; 

I hope I am not breaking any community rules with this post. If I am, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to. 

I am a French Pagan woman living in Canada and I would really love to move to London around January 2008. I have never been on my own though and the whole process rather terrifies me.  I've been surfing the internet for information so that I don't just get to London with nothing but the clothes on my back and my trusty laptop computer. I have to say I haven't been very successful. I thought I might ask the Pagan community for some help as I've always been rather lucky with Pagans. The local community in Montreal was very welcoming for example. 
If you could help me out maybe by pointing out good websites or books or simply sharing information or tips you think might make it simpler, I would be really grateful. Good online communities and chat rooms would be welcome too as  I would love to get in contact with people living in London. 

my email is the.yarn.fairy@gmail.com if anyone would like to write/ become pen friends. 

I'm especially interested in the whole matter of cost of life, cheap but good places to rent a flat, how the tube works (looks awfully confusing!), how big a Pagan community there is and what exactly is the purpose of a rubber duck ;-D 

Visas are no problem since I am French. 

Thanks for any help you can give me. Hopefully, I'll be able to join you in about a year's time :D 


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10:23pm 07/12/2006
  what attracted you to paganism?

i mean when you look deeply at it, its a joke, plain and simple. a joke crafted by crowley, mathers, et al, and perpetuated by gardner, and everyone just followed it like they were lemmings to a cliff.

it looks serious, dont get me wrong i was interested once myself, but you scratch and scratch, then you dig and dig and theres nothing there.

whats worse - as that isn't actually bad on its own - pagans created whole organisations to perpetuate the myth theres smoething there. it gives them power. the people at the top of paganism dont want magical power though, they are not chasing innocent dreams - they are out to cause nightmares, they want political power.

just look at the push for further and further recognition, campaigns for censorship of the media, blatant attacks on any religion, or even other pagan tradition, they do not like. anyone that speaks out is censored.

but wait - cesnored.

you can't - censored.

this is paganism as it exists today. with the likes of pagan network, pagan federation, an fianna, the cauldron, witchcraft.org

the only real refuges are in seax wicca, and carnellian wicca where the class of people seem above this kind of behaviour - albeit carnellian wiccans tend to be below it due to intellect issues.
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Witch Stitch Moot 14th November 7pm - Cittie of York Pub, Chancery Lane 
07:44pm 13/11/2006
  Event: Witch Stitch Moot 14th November 7pm

Venue: Cittie of York Pub, Cellar Bar - Chancery Lane

Cost: Free to attend, however you will need money for drinks. Food is served if ordered and paid for at the bar.

Contact: peppapig or join the Yahoo Group

Do you like knitting or any other portable handicrafts? Then come along for a chat and share ideas with other like-minded people.

Always wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Bring along some yarn and needles and someone will be very happy to show you.

Look out for the people knitting, stitching and crocheting. No need to bring along a current project - just come along for a chat!

p.s. if the Cellar bar is closed we will be in the smaller front bar.
Pagan Network Yule Ball 
04:07pm 13/11/2006

Meine Damen und Herren; Mesdames et Messieurs; My Ladies and Gentlemen:

Pagan Network is proud to present the London Yule Ball on Saturday the 16th of December, 2006, at Ye Olde Cock Tavern on Fleet Street.  The party starts at 8pm and will continue until long past midnight.

Tickets are £8 in advance (£5 for Pagan Network Full Members) or £10 on the door (£7 for Pagan Network Full Members), and Full Members can purchase tickets for up to two friends each at £6 per friend in advance or £8 on the door.  Tickets are available online now from the Pagan Network Shop, or by telephoning 0116 285 2383 and speaking to our Regional Representation Manager.

The Tavern is located between Fetter and Chancery Lanes on the South side of Fleet Street.  The nearest Tube Station is Temple, and the nearest Mainline Train Station is City Thameslink.  We will be meeting people who do not know the local area at Temple Station from 19:30 and will leave for the venue at 19:45.  Click here for a map of the local area.

Dress to impress, as there will be prizes awarded on the day.

The entrance to the pub is at street level and the ground floor is accessible to the disabled.  There is no lift to the upper floors to the venue, however, as we have booked the entire pub, there will be something on every floor.  Help will be available on the day for people who need it.

The Tavern has a good food menu, and there are shops and mini-supermarkets nearby which sell sandwiches and other refreshments.

There will be a supervised area where coats, bags and other items can be left throughout the night for a a nominal fee.  More details regarding this will be available on the night.

We look forward to seeing you there, and if you can't make it, or live too far away, then keep an eye out for announcements of our Yule Parties in other regions!
Now you can buy our traditional handmade soap online! 
04:44pm 13/11/2006
  We would just like to say that we are very pleased with ourselves in the soap vaults of the Hegdewitches' Kitchen. We have been working very hard behind the scenes lately updating our online catalogue in time for Yule.

From today you can buy all of the gorgeous cold-processed soap that you see on sale at Treadwell's, from our website! We have also added some new goodies, including natural sea sponges and soap tins to put your soapies in.

Also, check out our seasonal soap page for a selection of soaps made specifically for Yule. Surprise your coven with a selection of seasonal sabbat soaps! ;o)

The Rebeccas