The Far Away Centre

Teaching the Esoteric and Occult Arts and Sciences for Today

Courses & Training in Magick, Ritual, Witchcraft, Kabbalah, Tarot and Alchemy + Magickal Retreats & Apprenticeships

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Free Beginners Guide to Witchcraft, Western Esotericism & Magick

Tarot Weekend Workshops

Witchcraft Weekends

The Adepts Path Weekend

Become a Magicians Apprentice with Individual Personal Tuition

Thelema & Magick Weekends

Kabbalah Courses

Inner Guide Meditation Workshop
(IGM Charts & Worksheets available)

Golden Dawn Weekend

Egyptian Ritual Day (Summer)

Practical Alchemy Weekend

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Location & Transport Information

For more information about Keswick, Cumbria, where courses are held, and our venues, click here

The Far Away Centre in the Media

We are able to assist media enquiries into all aspects of occultism and news-related items. See the links below for our most recent article contributions.






We have a great relationship with local and international media and as a result we produce well-informed, sympathetic and non-sensationalist articles.


August 2009: The Far Away Centre is featured in the book, "Mysterious Lake District".

Mysterious Lake District

July 2009: The Far Away Centre is featured in "The Book of English Magic" and Marcus Katz named in the acknowledgements.

Book of English Magic

July 2009: The first TAROSOPHY® Tarot conference is held with Rachel Pollack and leading teachers of Tarot & Astrology.

Tarot Workshop

June 2009: Marcus is contracted to write two books - one on Magick and another on Tarot. These will feature unique and unpublished work from thirty years of practice and study and will be published in Spring and Summer 2010.

April 2009: Marcus delivers an academic paper on Tarot at the PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans.

"Marcus is someone who Knows - who really Knows, where others can only guess".

- Rachel Pollack, Author of "78 Degrees of Wisdom".

"... The Tarot reading all came together and for the first time I actually feel a sense of achievement. It wasn't just the individual cards that seemed to speak through me but also their juxtaposition,  overall patterns and then other patterns within those patterns (like wheels within wheels) and we  literally identified a cycle of behaviour that the Querent had played out over a number of years ... the Tarot felt like a living breathing organism that was holding my hand and each card contained aspects of every other card. My biggest challenge was to put into words the feelings that the cards and spread conveyed to me. The querent said she expected nothing but a professional reading as it was me but was amazed at how I wove and told such an accurate story of her life from pieces of brightly coloured card!"

Julia, Advanced Tarot Student, 2009


 Where we are (location map)

The Far Away Centre is based at our cottage, in the woods, overlooking a river, here in Keswick. For our training courses & Workshops, we also use a range of venues in Keswick including the Theatre by the Lake (for lectures & talks) and the Learning Centre at the Keswick Museum. Your joining instructions will indicate your training venue.

We recommend using the Searchable Database at to locate a B&B, Campsite or Hotel to meet your requirements. All venues are central Keswick, so your chosen accommodation should be within walking distance - its a small market town!

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Getting Here (Transport)

Keswick is situated off the A66 about 14 miles west of Penrith, which is on the M6 (J40). By car this is about 2 hours from Manchester.

Travelling by train? You'll arrive/depart at Penrith and we can arrange transport for you to/from Keswick as part of your course fee (there are also frequent buses taking 40mins to Keswick or Taxis, which is a more expensive option!)

Arriving from a UK or Overseas Airport? The nearest airports are Manchester, Birmingham & Newcastle (Teeside).

You can find more travel details and links to transport sites for booking tickets at:


Alchemy CourseThe Alchemical Amphitheatre: Learn to live a Transformative life through Magical Alchemy! An Alchemy course in six monthly modules available as a download or paperback book. (136 pages with rituals, exercises, experiments & meditations).

Planetary MagickThe Zodiacal Rituals: Learn to empower your life over twelve months with the rituals of a secret magical order! The book also presents a guide to Sigil Magick, how to write your own powerful invocations and focus your Will to achieve magickal effects! (136 pages including all rituals and solitary version notes).

Tarot MagazineTarosophist International - buy copies of the world's best Tarot magazine, Tarosophist International, download or print featuring innovative articles, spreads and reviews by leading tarot authors and readers! Now with an Annual special. See the Lulu store on the link to preview the cover and contents of all issues.

Far Away Centre 2006