Dark Moon Wise
An 8-week course for women that offers a solid foundation in Witchcraft, Wicca & the Wise Woman traditions
Apply by emailing a brief paragraph about why you wish to study to firstname.lastname@example.org
Certification course runs Wednesday Evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm beginning May 3rd and until June 21st (Solstice)
To offer highly personalized instruction and a supportive learning experience for each student, I am limiting the number of participants to 7.
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.
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 $65 per evening (2 hours) or $520 in total. I am requesting that people offer a deposit of $100 to hold the space and the balance ($420) can be paid in total or in 2 instalments of $210. Also, if you bring a friend to enrol who hasn't already requested a spot, I will offer both of you the classes for $60 an evening or $480 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.
Classes are offered in sacred space both indoors and outdoors to ensure a deep connection to the materials being discussed.
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 a practice not a religion, though it is spiritual in nature and requires strength of intent. 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 engage in spellcraft.
Wicca is a form of worship, always includes nature and is recognized as a religion in Canada and the United States. As many say some Witches are also Wiccans but not all Wiccans are Witches. This practice came into a standardized practice in the 1950's and involves creating a circle and acknowledges a god and goddess as well as deity.
Wise Women are those who hold the wisdom of herbs, healing, spiritual journeying and mediumship, and advising traditions as a living and evolving practice carried into contemporary situations. This group of women may define themselves as Wiccans, Witches or Healers. It is a broad term for the earth-based wisdom practiced by our deep matrilineal heritage which transcends all cultures, religions and geographical locations.
Teaching in a university has given me the experience to offer quality materials as well as engaging and vibrant lessons in a short amount of time. My teaching style is inclusive and 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.
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 Romany (Gypsy not Romanian) culture.
In 2010 I began the Spirit Crow Tradition - an organic teaching coven in which sacred space is held so that participants form the learning and growing process while learning relevant practices. If you wish to apply to join the coven you must pass the certification course to ensure a strong basic foundation.
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.
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.