Wicca and Witchcraft in Adelaide, South Australia
The Circle of Oak and Mistletoe is a teaching coven in the tradition of Inclusive Wicca which is affiliated with (and indeed the founding coven of) The Community Church of Inclusive Wicca (CCIWI) and we're situated in the beautiful hills of Adelaide, South Australia.
The dream of Oak and Mistletoe started in 2005 when Amethyst (an initiated Witch and legally registered Marriage Celebrant) moved away from the tradition in which she was initiated and began to explore other Wiccan traditions which offered a more personalised and tailor-made view of the religion. As is often the case when serendipity comes knocking, the catalyst finally came in early 2008 when several people simultaneously asked her to teach this rapidly increasing religion.
Oak and Mistletoe is built on the personal ethos of it's founder which is that everyone is divine and everyone deserves respect. As such, it is a coven dedicated to the development and support of its members and operates on a shared paradigm of love and appreciation.
Oak and Mistletoe does not conduct any rituals skyclad, does not tolerate or advocate the use of illicit drugs, does not teach minors without parental consent and does not engage in rituals that threaten, physically or emotionally, any coven members, guests or members of the public.
What we do instead is offer a supportive, caring environment where the theory and practice of Inclusive Wicca is taken seriously. Together we share in the festivals of our liturgical calendar, conduct full moon Esbat rituals and generally dedicate ourselves to creating a better life for ourselves, our families and friends and this wonderful planet we have been blessed to caretake.
The Face to Face Teaching Circle
So you want to learn about Wicca? Oak and Mistletoe has a well developed, face to face, free teaching program for those new to Wicca and for those who want to refresh their skills and knowledge. Our Outer Court program runs over eight months and during that time you'll learn about the basics of Inclusive Wicca and Witchcraft, the practices, Wiccan tools, magick and the rituals of full moons and the Wheel of the Year. You'll also be invited to attend some of the coven's rituals as part of your carefully designed training. At the end of the program you'll have everything you need to move forward into the world of Inclusive Wicca and Witchcraft.
To apply to join our face to face teaching circle, please email Amethyst for more information.
Oak and Mistletoe Online School
For those students unable to join us face to face because of location or other factors, you're welcome to join the Oak and Mistletoe School which provides structured and supervised online lessons in a caring, supportive and student centered curriculum. Your tutors have video, audi or chat room meetings with you, the guided visualisations are podcasted for you and there's tonnes of activities so you can learn how to 'do' Inclusive Wicca rather than learn 'about' Wicca.
The Coven Leader
The Circle of Oak and Mistletoe is lead by Amethyst. She originally learnt her craft, and was initiated into an ecelctic tradition, then later moved into UEW to further her development and finally broke away to develop the Inclusive tradition which supports individuals whilst still maintaining the underpinning framework of Wicca and Spiritual Witchcraft. She's been practising and teaching Inclusive Wicca and Witchcraft for several years.
As well as quite a few years of hands on practice with the Craft, Amethyst has a Doctorate from Curtin University in Western Australia in which she researched how Wiccans and Witches learn intuitively. She also has a Masters in Professional Education and Training from Deakin University in Victoria and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from James Cook University in Qld. Amethyst has been a strategic and operational manager in the adult learning field for more than two decades and is a member of several national committees contributing to vocational education in Australia.
Amethyst shares her life with her wonderful partner, follows closely the antics, trials and joys of her four grown up human kids who have all left home and clears up after the two feline kids who call home their castle! In her limited spare time, she continues her higher degree Wiccan studies, conducts weddings and handfastings (she is a registered civil celebrant), paints in oils and revels in the joy of life.