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KNOW IT FROM THE WICCANS

From a haunted fort in Rajasthan to a sun temple in Rome, the Wiccan Brigade, led by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, time-travelled through mystery and magic at The Park on Saturday. The Brigade shared its experiences of the two psychic investigations at Bhangarh (inset) in Rajasthan. “Bhangarh proved to us that there is a life beyond, that there can be souls trapped like residual energy. The spirit world has a consciousness which manifested to us in the form of orbs in photos,” said the wiccan high priestess at the session, ‘Revelations from Ipsita and the Wiccan Brigade’. Pictures: Rashbehari Das

The pythias of Apollo: With smoke swirling around them — as lore says it had when the Oracles sat on their tripods at Delphi on Mount Parnassus — The Park’s Ebony hall was transported to 14th century Rome in the second-half of the session. Dressed in black robes, nine women members sat in clusters of three, recreating a lost tradition of “mediumship”. “The Pythias were the priestesses of sun god Apollo. They were talented mediums who would receive messages, read the signs and convey it to those who sought their advice. This session is an evocation of that time. It is not prophesying because Wicca does not believe in fortune-telling,” said Ipsita.

An invocation and healing ceremony concluded the session.