Dark Moon Wise

An 8-week course for women that offers a solid foundation in Witchcraft

Apply by emailing a brief paragraph about why you wish to study to monica.bodirsky@gmail.com

Personal Attention

To offer highly personalized instruction and a supportive learning experience for each student, the number if applicants accepted are limited.

In my Witch Cabin Fall, 2017. Photo by Becca Lemire.

In my Witch Cabin Fall, 2017. Photo by Becca Lemire.

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Affordable

I am keeping the cost of this program as low as possible to make this information accessible while still receiving some payment for preparation time, delivery, location and supplies. If you would like to take the certification course but are experiencing financial issues, please email me for payment plan options.

The lovely & talented Salem witch Lori Bruno 2013.

The lovely & talented Salem witch Lori Bruno 2013.

Apply

To apply please email a brief paragraph about why you wish to learn and we can discuss any concerns or details you might like.
The cost for the classes in total is $50 per evening (2 hours) plus a $40 materials fee, or $440 in total. This includes most supplies other than a Book of Shadows and perhaps the items you may choose to purchase on your own. No previous experience is necessary.

monica.bodirsky@gmail.com

A Dark Moon goddess altar for healing.

A Dark Moon goddess altar for healing.

Sacred Space

Classes are offered in sacred space both indoors and outdoors to ensure a deep connection to the materials being discussed.

Herbal display for the Witch House in Salem, Ma.

Herbal display for the Witch House in Salem, Ma.

Our Stories

Our history as healers, life bringers and warriors, artists, advisors and leaders is inherent in the Witch tradition. We need to pass on this knowledge so that it remains strong and continues as an evolving and diverse set of practices.

Witchcraft as I define it is deeply spiritual and requires strength of intent and discipline. It is an earth-based way of life connecting us deeply to the environment and ourselves while acknowledging the First people here in Toronto, the Anishanaabe, Haudenonsaunee, Huron/Wendat and Nehiyaw peoples.  It is a political and feminist way of life. There are many types of witches and traditions. This is an ancient practice that may or may not involve deity and acknowledges the environment and spirits. Some witches cast circles, others do not. Witches adapt to their space and circumstances and often engage in practical magic. 

 

You will need a notebook and a few supplies as we progress, however, some herbs, crystals and other items will be supplied for you.

You will need a notebook and a few supplies as we progress, however, some herbs, crystals and other items will be supplied for you.

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Applied Learning

Teaching in a university has given me the experience to offer engaging lessons in a short amount of time. My teaching style is inclusive, non-judgmental and I offer diverse learning strategies that are visual, spoken, and experiential. Weekly homework assignments are designed to support simple retention and application of course materials.

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My Practice

I am an artist, educator and have been a practicing witch, seer and advisor for over thirty years. I was born into the practice through my own matrilineal heritage in Northern, Eastern and Southern Europe as well as deep roots in Persian and Romany (Gypsy not Romanian) culture.

In 2010 I began the Spirit Crow Tradition - an organic teaching coven in which sacred space was held so that participants form the learning and growing process while learning relevant practices. The tradition continues with the Dark Moon Coven, a group of Toronto practitioners who gather regularly.

I have learned my witch practice through experience over the years and while I have had the pleasure of many spiritual teachers from many traditions and cultures enlighten me throughout my life, I do not define my practice as eclectic nor do I adhere to standard Gardnerian witchcraft traditions. I refer to my own practice as hereditary.

Each person has a unique path, perhaps each person following similar Witch, Wiccan and Wise Woman paths can rise above restrictive titles so they may help foster an inclusive, cohesive and strong Witch, Wiccan and Wise Woman voice that shares communal space and accepts its complexity.

Teachings will be offered in the framework of the elements earth, air, fire, water and you (spirit).

Teachings will be offered in the framework of the elements earth, air, fire, water and you (spirit).