Spheres Of Light

Welcome to Spheres Of Light

Spheres Of Light officially started its operations in Yarrawarrah, Sutherland Shire in 2001 led by Janine Donnellan. The Sydney Circle has run continuously since the group's inception and now it operates from a hall in Loftus. On the 22nd March 2013 a new circle was established in Nowra led by Samantha Coad.

Spheres of Light is an eclectic witchcraft organisation whose members include a combination of pagans, wiccans, witches, Luciferians, shamans etc who come together to share experiences, understandings and teachings. We have been most fortunate over the years to experience different rituals utilising the energies from a wide variety of systems. We have conducted Egyptian based rituals, Celtic, Nordic, Fairy, Dragon circles and the list goes on; and we have all benefited and grown from these experiences.

Spheres of Light is based on friendly and open communication, where everyone's belief system is respected and valued. It does not matter what magical path you work with as each person within that path will have their own unique experiences based on their own perceptions and relationship to spirit. These unique experiences and knowledge become valuable resources that we can share with each other.

The following information contains the basic guidelines for conduct at circle. This will allow you to be aware of what appropriate behaviour is, and what is not. This is not only for the smooth running of the circle, but also for your personal comfort and safety at all levels.

In Circles/Covens, open communication can become quite complex, as several perspectives may co-exist in the group about 'appropriate behaviour.' Ground rules have therefore been established for SOL members which are offered to assist in developing open and friendlier communication.

The fundamental statement of identity, statement of purpose and statement of ethics also steers our goals, and allow us all to be considered accountable, regardless of position within the circle.

Mission Statement

Spheres Of Light is a pagan organisation that is committed to providing support to the pagan community through education and by conducting gatherings and events that will inspire and empower people in their journey to realise their own inner truths and potential. Spheres Of Light will endeavour through its various programs and activities to develop and promote strong and positive relationships between Pagan groups and businesses and individuals throughout Australia.

Statement of Identity

All of Spheres Of Light’s programs, activities & websites are coordinated and contributed by volunteers who donate their time and energy to support the organisation's objectives as well as fostering paganism within the community. Spheres Of Light is run as a not for profit organisation with the money collected through gatherings and events used for venue rental costs, notes, ritual materials, website and other ancillary running costs.

Spheres Of Light is an association of individuals from a variety of Pagan paths who seek to share experiences, understandings and teachings and who come together to celebrate and to connect with the cycles of the Earth through Lunar and Solar gatherings.

Spheres Of Light sees all life as sacred and interconnected, we therefore honour the natural world as the embodiment of divinity, immanent as well as transcendent. We celebrate the circles of life and the seasons through ritual, and we experience the divine as both feminine and masculine.

We are dedicated to the development our own unique philosophy and practice of evolutionary witchcraft which incorporates the honouring of ancient shamanic forces, as well as the integration and adaptation of ancient mysteries from other traditional and ancestral Pagan cultures.

“We stand in our power. The spark within us is one with the eternal flame that guides and sustains us on our journey”.

Statement of Ethics

We, the Spheres Of Light, are committed to uphold and exemplify the following ethics and values:

  • Each person within the SOL community is worthy of respect, love and consideration.
  • Each person has the right to share their ideas and opinions in an appropriate manner, and an obligation to listen.
  • Each person within SOL has the right to belong, and should allow others to belong or not belong according to their own free will and choice.
  • Each person has the right to change their mind about belonging to SOL, and should show consideration to SOL members by informing them when they do so.
  • Each person has the right do as they will, without violating another person's rights, and have an obligation to take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Every person has the right to structure their lives and beliefs in the way that is appropriate for them, and to respect the structure within which they choose to operate.

Circle Etiquette

In order that circles may run smoothly we ask:

  • That alcohol is avoided prior to circle.
  • That if you use any mind affecting drugs you discuss this use with a circle leader prior to attendance.
  • If you suffer from any mental illness - including depression and borderline disorders that you discuss this with a circle leader prior to attendance.
  • That you have read and understood the statement of ethics and are prepared to abide by these while at circle.
  • That you contribute fairly to the circle - by paying attendance fees, contributing towards supper and by generally helping out. There is a $15 attendance fee for Full & Dark Moon Circles.
  • That you be punctual - please arrive between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. It can be difficult for others if circle runs late if we have started late. Equally, people entering and leaving circle erratically can be disturbing for others, so if you need to leave the circle at any time, please let one of the circle leaders know, so that this can be done discreetly.
  • Clothing - We do not conduct our circles or other activities skyclad. Dress is casual and yes, you can dress up if you wish.

Workshops, Classes, & Various Gatherings

From its beginnings, Spheres Of Light has placed a strong emphasis on training across a wide spectrum of diverse topics. All of the classes and workshops are highly interactive and experiential, focusing on participation and engagement of participants. Our Full Moon and Dark Moon circles also allow for a group experience of the practices and energies that we ourselves have connected with through our explorations and learning.

Examples of some of SOL's courses and gatherings can be found here.

Pagan Awareness Network

Spheres of Light enjoys an ongoing association with PAN - the Pagan Awareness Network Australia. PAN tirelessly works to create networks and support systems for pagans of all descriptions across Australia. Spheres Of Light is proud to be an official Affiliate Subcommittee of PAN.

For more information regarding PAN, please visit their website: www.paganawareness.net.au

We hope that this information is informative and helpful. If you have any questions, suggestions, requests, complaints or simply would like to find out more, then please feel free to contact Janine on 0408 025 268, inquiries@spheresoflight.com.au.

Further information...

  • Full Moon Circles - Dates, contact details and other information about our Full Moon Circles.

  • The Dark Moon Circle - A brief overview of the activities and expectations for membership of the Dark Moon group.

  • Ground Rules for Open Communication - In Circles/Covens, open communication can become quite complex, as several perspectives may co-exist in the group about 'appropriate behaviour'. Ground rules have therefore been established for SOL members which are offered to assist in developing open and friendlier communication.

  • Spheres Of Light Logo - Where did it come from and what does it mean?

  • What is Paganism? - This information is an extract from one of the Pagan Alliance information booklets, and is intended to provide a brief summary of, and accurate and sensible information about the Pagan religions most commonly practiced today. It may be copied and distributed freely, provided no changes are made to the text, and its authorship is attributed to Pagan Alliance.

  • What is a Coven/Circle? - This article on covens can assist you in understanding the structure of the coven and the level of commitment that is expected.

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Spheres Of Light (SOL) is an Australian Pagan group (eg. Witches, Wiccans, Heathens, Shamans, Magicians, Occultists etc) meeting in the Sutherland Shire,
Southern Sydney, the Illawarra & surrounding regions of NSW. SOL conducts Full Moon & Dark Moon circles, workshops, classes, meditations & healing circles,
with a strong emphasis on modern shamanic practices & eclectic witchcraft.

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