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20 February 2009 @ 11:09 pm

Ephemeral Mists is a new musical project by composer Brett Branning (also the composer for The synthetic dream foundation & Abandoned Toys). "Moon Ritual" is the debut cd, out now on Mythical records.

The sound of the project is best described as downtempo ambient new age music mixed with ethnic world musics in the vein of "Karma" era Delerium, Amethystium, and Dead Can Dance. Its really a an incredibly beautiful creation and I sincerely recommend it to anyone into newage music styles. I'm looking forward to further releases by this project.
10 January 2009 @ 09:04 pm
Merry meet, everyone! I joined a little while ago but figured I'd better post and say hi. My RL name is Jen, but just about all my online friend call me Qweenie - long story, basically comes from being massively in love with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. But...moving on....

2008 was quite a difficult year for me, in many ways. I probably wasn't as focused as I would have liked to have been on the spiritual side of myself, and I really want to change that. I've also shifted interstate recently and had to leave my dear witchy friends behind me, which has cast me adrift a wee bit. I would certainly be open to making contact with individuals/groups in South Australia if the opportunity arose!

About me....I've been studying Wicca for about the last eight or nine years, mostly as a solitary, but I've also been involved in groups and enjoyed it very much. And I do love my tarot cards, but I'm hardly an expert reader.

Am very glad to find this group!
Current Mood: mellowmellow
15 November 2008 @ 03:18 pm

Mythical records, is now taking pre-orders for their new compilation "Odyssey of Rapture" vol. 1. The album includes newage and neo-classical compositions by Abandoned Toys, Library Tapes, The synthetic dream foundation, Hannah Fury, Samantha Bouquin, Ephemeral mists, and many more great composers/artists. The official release date is Dec. 10th 2008. The full track list includes:

1. David Reyes "The magic woods"
2. Library Tapes "The rivers turned to cobblestone"
3. Abandoned Toys "An expanding tremble"
4. Ephemeral Mists "A pale slumber"
5. Phanatos "Voyage (quest for the shores of aphrodite)"
6. Aranis "Vala"
7. The new pollutants "Kidnap theme"
8. Hana (Jeff Greinke & Anisa Romero) "Hide"
9. Michel Avannier "La rencontre"
10. The synthetic dream foundation w/ Hannah Fury "Trapeze"
11. MePhI "Crystal night"
12. Aonua "Spirit of the deep"
13. Fiona Joy Hawkins "Contemplating"
14. Samantha Bouquin "Tale for a sunken moon"
15. Scythelence "Transparent eyelids"
16. Enigma de Ultratumba "To my unrest"
17. Samanta Ray & Pete Ardron "Interuterion 3"
30 September 2008 @ 05:46 pm
Hello All,

My family have organised a Pagans in the Park social gathering for the Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay) Region.

The event is listed on WitchVox.

This will be a family friendly event, so children are more than welcome. All ages, all traditions.

This is a social event, to encourage networking and connection between the Pagans of the Fraser Coast region.

Please email Daina at fcpitp@gmail.com for more info.

12 March 2008 @ 03:01 pm

Abandoned Toys makes some of the most beautiful new age music that I have come across lately. If you like the genre, you should really look into their album, "The witch's garden".

Abandoned toys
05 March 2008 @ 12:52 pm

merrry meet australian ly-ing wiccans.

how are you all this fine wednesday morning?

20 January 2008 @ 10:22 am
My name is Helen and I'm from W.A. I have been a professional tarot card reader and a witch for over ten years. I offer readings using the Ancient Egyptian Tarot. Each card's meaning will be explained in detail and how it relates to your situation. My readings are thorough, clear and easy to understand as well as being accurate, of course :) If you are interested please visit
Helen's Tarot Lounge. 

Current Mood: creative
09 March 2007 @ 04:41 pm
Does anyone know where in Melbourne I might be able to find statues of Greek gods? I'd love to find some of the more "obscure" like Hestia, who mightn't be stocked in Spellbox (or my local new-age shops), but let's face it; right now we don't even have a statue of Dionysus or Apollo.

I know we have a large Greek community here, so I find it hard to believe that there isn't a Greek gift shop that stocks statuary on Bridge Rd, or Lonsdale St or in Oakleigh somewhere. I was just hoping that someone might be able to point me in the right direction, since all those locations are a fair way apart!

Thanks for your time.

(Crossposted a wee bit.)
06 November 2006 @ 03:32 pm
Hi all,

A group of people concerned about the environment are gathering at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens this Sunday for the inaugural meeting of a Green Sustainability Action Group, as yet officially unnamed.

The group will eventually meet regularly (probably once per month), and establish an online community, or possibly 'piggyback' from an already-established online community (with their permission). A website may eventually be established.

One of the major goals is to share knowledge and ideas about sustainable living, encourage positive action and thought, and spread sustainability in the wider community in a positive and meaningful way.

When: Sunday 12th of November, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Where: For convenience, we'll meet at the main cafeteria at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. If it's yucky weather, we can stay inside. If it's nice weather, we'll find a sunny patch of grass to have our meeting.

Bring: Please bring your own munchies, drinkies, sun protection etc.
Feel free to bring any interested friends and family members. Children are welcome :-)
Bring a notebook, something to write with, and something to press on (if your notebook has a soft cover).
Bring any ideas you may have about important Green issues, any ideas you may have for a great name for the group (!!), and a willingness to share ideas and communicate in a positive way.

The first points of action will be to nominate a Chairperson (to run the meeting) and a Secretary (to take notes for distribution). This will be done democratically with a vote from all present within the first 15 minutes (by 11:15 am).

Discussion will be managed with a 'talking stick' so that everyone gets a chance for fair participation.

There is only one rule in the group: NO PERSONAL CRITICISM. The goal is to find positive solutions, not to bicker and criticise others who may not be as 'green' as us. We're all on this path and planet together, and need to work constructively together.

Some of the topics we hope to cover in the Group are listed here:

  • Holistic Sustainability
    What it means and how we can work towards it. Cutting our ecological footprints. energy audits, and how to reduce our power/water/gas/petrol usage etc.

  • Community, Culture and Groups
    How to share ideas with the wider community, and the best ways to encourage others to become more 'green'. How to make sustainability more attractive to the general population. Finding other green groups, sourcing inspiration from them.
    Living outside of a consumerist culture, being counter-culture in the post-modern world.
    Tribal identities and rebuilding active, dynamic communities.

  • Activism
    Getting involved.
    Letter writing, electronic protests.
    The place of rallies and physical protests.
    Creative reactionism, ie Lentil Bash, Food not Bombs etc.

  • Food
    Vegan, wholefoods, slow foods, local products, native plants, heritage
    varieties, organics and biodynamics etc.

  • Money
    Financial self-sufficiency, living within our means. Saying no to consumerism, knowing when you have 'enough'.
    Buying secondhand. The place of barter in a capitalist world.

  • Clothing
    Op-shop alternatives. Synthetic vs. natural, plant vs. animal. Home made.
    Sustainable clothing practices.

  • Spirituality
    The urban-pagan on the polluted planet.
    Sacred duties.
    Group and individual rituals to enact global change.

  • Difficulties, problems and pitfalls
    How not to piss off non-sustainable friends
    How to enact change without enacting rage
    The Well of Grief.

Email Leanne at daharja@gmail.com to let us know you're coming (if possible), or just turn up on the day!

Yours in greenness,

Leanne Daharja Veitch.
02 November 2006 @ 05:21 pm
Hi, I just joined. I don't subscribe to the term Wiccan as I'm non-initiated and solitary in my practice, but my beliefs run parallel to that of Wicca's.

My name is Jessica, I'm 20 and from Melbourne. I've been practising/studying for 7 years. Just thought I'd say Hi and make myself known. Feel free to check out my journal and add me if you like, I'm always up for meeting new people.
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Current Music: Ratchet and Clank