• Sian Sibley

So over the last few weeks I have had some exciting times.


First we have taken on some lovley new students both physical and online.

Recently its been difficult to get people to commit to physical studentships due to continuing worries about Covid and also worries about doing the actual work associated with coming into DragonOak.

We do have a reputation for asking alot from the people who study with us, but in return you get a training that (in my opinion) is second to none.

We give training in all aspects of witchcraft and the occult including but not limited to

Using Magic

Tool making - as one of my senior members would say if you have not made it yourself its not yours.

Astrology

Divination

Kabbalah

Plant magic

Planetary magic

Geomancy

working with the PGM

Working with the land

and lots more

So its a big commitment. We have study evenings nearly every week and into that add Esbats, Dark moons and Sabbat rituals.

So its a busy Coven - But a busy coven is good one.



Then I had a book Published!!!



for many years now myself and DragonOak have been working to make and maintain relationships with plant spirits. I personally have also started a Masters Degree on Ecology and Sprituality. This let me to writing a book which has been published by Black Lodge Publishing on this subject.


Its a weird feeling having out in the world. Sort of like a kid going off to college.


if you are interested in having a read this is the link BLP Shop UK (gr8.com)


Then we hosted the first South Wales Occult Conference which went really well - Information next month about the next one.



And then we had all of the rituals and shenanigans that we get up to as a coven.


Camps, Sabbats and Rituals




So all in

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  • Sian Sibley

We held our first open ritual yesturday since the pandemic and it was truly lovely

A chance to discuss and talk about our different points of view and to do ritual with people from outside our group was a wonderful thing.


Just a few photos to give you a flavour of the day.



We stand at a time when it is clear that we need to make a change in our society.

We need to move our psychology as a species from the idea that the world is set around us to serve our needs and is our playground and resource to the place where we acknowledge the right of all living things to live in their own right without our interference or our exploitation.


No matter what they tell us, there is only Earth and our ability to live on it depends on ALL other species on the planet.


One of the major issues facing us, and its caused by the idea that we can have it all, with no thought for our ecology is the degradation of our food chains.

This is caused by the idea that we can control the environment to the extent that all other "Pests" and environments that are not of use to us can be done away with with no consequence to anyone.

Here are the facts




As you can see the majority of the food chain degrations are caused by human activities.

Solutions such as Veganism and monoculture farms are not the answer because they remove humans further out of nature rather than engaging with it further.


Its all about the money, money money C'ching

Thats what our society sells us. Its all about what we own and how expensive it is.

I am thinking more and more about where we stand and how we exist in a world that we are in the process of destroying for the sake of the God Money.


Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.

This quote is by Alanis Obomsawin published in the volume “Who is the Chairman of This Meeting?”


This is a quote from 1972 - that is now 40 years ago!!!!! and we are still not listening!



How do we change our culture from one that sees the natural world as a commodity and only of worth for the worth it has to us. We must move away from the current ideology and I honestly believe that the soul of humanity as a race depends on it.


The obvious draw back is the existence of the poles of our society. Some are hideously rich with far more than they can ever need and some are so poverty stricken that they are at the point where they can no longer exist.


The more I research the more I have come to believe that the way forward is to take advice from and give more power to our indigenous peoples.


The problem of greed in government - which was are seeing first hand at the moment with the Boris Johnson, Rushi Sunak and Liz Truss debacle, is one of selfishness and pulling the ladder up.


In 1977 a presentation was made in Geneva, Switzerland by a group of indigenous people called "A basic Call to understanding" I really would recommend reading it.


I quote the peice that is applicable to our current situation and I leave it to you to look at all of our leaders from all political parties in all countries and see if any of them follow this model.




In my political belief there should be no such thing as "politcal Elite", all service in government should take the form of jury service. A person should be called to service for the duration of a government. We should have permenantly hung parliments so that all perspectives get a say in how the country is governed and compromise must be made Those on governing service should get a basic living wage in order that they look after those that are most vulnerable in society, instead of the current situation where they just look after those that give them money.


Personally I cannot ever see this type of governance coming into focus as we are too self focussed and blind to the ridiculous situation we find ourselves in.


To see others for their worth as equals (and this includes our brothers and sisters who are not in our species, the four legged, six legged and green ones) will take a massive shift in consiousness.


Can we do it?

If we can put down our tribalism, our racist belief, our anthropocentric religions and our entitled colonialism, maybe?

I think that if we listen with our souls to the animists, to the indigenous cultures who have a more ethical and ecological view of our amazing and One of a kind Earth, maybe?


Until we can see the others that share our earth as equal and important in their own right rather that as what they can give us. I Doubt it.



Meditations on the forest

We are the foundation of the Earth We are the air that you breathe We are the food that you eat We are that which gives beauty to the soul

We are the green The first life Crawling in green sentience from the depths of the ocean We oozed across the rocks are created the world in our image We are the green guards of the forest and the plains We exist for ourselves, for the sweet joy of life,light,growth and communion with the earth we are not here to service you Slaves in monoculture rows, mutated into something new, our reproduction laid bare and forced against our will It is our diversity that feeds the Earth And when we are gone Thanks to your selfish desires and monumental greed So shall you follow



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