Magical Training requires that you choose two electives to take your first year. These electives are entry level electives, meaning there are no pre-requisites to take these classes.

This class will introduce the student to the Orishas focusing on what is commonly called Santeria, that is, the worship of Orishas in the African Diaspora. This class will provide a foundation of knowledge from the viewpoints of the main Diasporic branches: Ifa, Lucumi, and Candomble. Students will learn accurate information about the major Orishas. In addition, we will touch upon folk magic traditions utilizing the Orishas such as Mexican witchcraft. Each lesson will provide useful information for individuals who are drawn towards the Orishas but have not been initiated into one of the African Traditional Religions or the Diaspora Religions. The teachings will be practical and straightforward. Through accurate and easy-to-use guidelines, the class will provide essential information about the basics of veneration, how to request assistance from the Orishas, and how to honor them. The class will include mythology (sacred stories), correct associations and correspondences, and rules of behavior. In addition to requirements, taboos, and safety, students will learn to create simple altars, give offerings, and honor specific Orishas.  

Prerequisite:  Ritual 101 or instructor approval . 

Join us as we explore Asgard and the realm of the mighty Aesir. We will discuss the Norse Creation and Destruction myths as well as who’s who on the Norse God’s Family Tree. Travel along as we explore the nine realms of Yggdrasyl and make sense of the symbolism in Norse mythology. At the end of session we'll wrap it up with a Sumble in honor of the Norse Gods. Sit and enjoy the fire in the great hall of Odin, as we discover together the wonder and beauty that is Norse Myth.


This course allows the student personal exploration and inner healing.  Healing Your Wounds is the second step in your healing journey that started with Advanced Wicca.  From your first steps in learning about Wicca, you began learning about yourself.  Learning about yourself, brings recognition and understanding of self which ultimately leads to healing.  In this course, we will revisit concepts and tools you have been offered in previous classes.  We will discuss application and ways to incorporate them into your daily practice.  Each class will focus on a few.  We will also consider the connection between body, mind, and spirit.  We will look at how past events affect you today and how you can move forward.  Skills and concepts learned in this class will allow you to be better clergy in the future. 

Prereq:  Accelerated Wicca 101/102/103

MAGICAL HERBALISM:


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This course will introduce you to a fundamental list of magical herbs. Specifically; it is the list required for the First Degree ATC Initiatory Path. There are a total of 15 herbs, each of which will be discussed individually and used in specific given recipes. The required text: Magical Herbalism, by Scott Cunningham, provides all the recipes being used. Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs is also highly recommended.

The lecture topics will cover the magical topics of protection, divination, love, and magical healing. The use of these herbs in physical healing will be discussed as a side note. Many are perfectly safe for general use, but this is not a course on the herbal healing of physical disease and some of the plants can be toxic when taken internally. Cautions are given within the text. Our primary focus is on the magical and spiritual uses of plants.

Students are expected to buy the herbs on provided list [which is emailed to students before class begins] and a few extras per some specific recipes. Tools for making herbal products will also be necessary. We will be discussing the techniques used to make an infused oil, a tea, an incense, a sachet, and other magical creations. The text lists 8 techniques of which the student is required to attempt a total of 5.

There are many, many recipes listed in the course material. Do not let that intimidate you; instead, allow it to stimulate your creativity. You are given choices of which recipes to use in completing your assignments.

Beyond attempting the creation of magical herbal techniques, the homework consists only of;  turning in your recipe, a journal entry regarding the experience with the recipe, and a photo of your finished product. There is one short research paper on Baneful herbs. There is a total of 7 assignments to complete for the course.


Most people are familiar with Runes being used a form of divination, this course makes the student aware that the subject is much deeper, as it looks at what Runes are;  their  history and philosophy, as well as their magical and divinatory use.

Intro to Meditation

Have you been frustrated trying to meditate? Have you heard of some of the benefits of meditation, but don't know where to start? Then this is the course for you. We'll start with the basics, and build up to a daily practice of 30 minutes of meditation each day. It really is a lot easier than you may think!

Golden Apple of Discord by Jacob Jordaens

References to Greek Mythology are all around us. From someone showing "Herculean” strength, to the size of something being described as "titanic”, we are influenced by Greek myths. Join us as we take a tour of the origins and ordering of the universe according to the Ancient Greeks, and seek to understand a bit about the pantheon that has so much influence over us, even today.

"This class will introduce you to the main deities in Hindu mythology, and their fascinating and colorful stories.  You know some of the names - Brahma.  Vishnu.  Rama.  Krishna.  Shiva.  Ganesh.  Parvati. Durga.  Kali, and more.  Others may be new to you - Indra.  Surya.  Agni, and more.  Now is your chance not only to learn more about these deities, but also to get close to them and form a relationship with a Hindu deity or two, if you so wish.

In this class we study the major ancient Vedic deities, as well as the major modern Hindu gods and goddesses, and their stories.

This is a class on the Hindu Pantheon and Mythology.  It is not a class on the Hindu religious concepts and way of living, though glimpses of those concepts will come through as part of studying the mythology and the documents where they are found.

Hindu Mythology is incredibly rich and varied.  Many stories about the same deity are contradictory to each other, or at the least inconsistent.  The selection here is a starting point for you to research further stories on your own.

Don your sari or your sherwani, and let's go!"

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Entry Level.  This is a corespondance/workshop course.  Work at your own pace.

If you are attending public community events, whether as a participant or as a leader, or just belong to a coven, you are eventually going to be around Pagan children. You should at least have an idea of how to interact with and encourage them in a positive way. I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child, and this course has been developed with that exact mindset. Each topic will be addressed from three perspectives:
1. Pagan Parents
2. Pagan Non-Parents in a community environment.
3. Pagan Community Leaders/Clergy

During this 8 week course we will discuss the following topics and more:

Children and Ritual
Holidays
Defining Pagan Basics for Children
Rites of Passage
Your Role as Clergy
Resources