Magical Training

The teachers of World Tree Lyceum offer a wide range of magical courses and workshops, some limited to initiates or students of specific traditions (such as Anderson Feri), but most open to all. We provide individual and group training, both online and in-person.

Classes and workshops in the past (both online and in-person) have included ogham, tarot, sigilization, trickster magic, magical writing and storytelling, mythic work, ritual theatre, energetic and trance drumming, hedge witchery, shapeshifting, time magic, aspecting, voice work, chant-writing, sacred geometry, sex-magic, ritual music-making, kitchen witchery, magical ethics, spellcrafting and magical art, and many others.

Classes currently scheduled are listed below, but if you are interested in others not listed, or in scheduling an offered class at another time, or feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to discuss the possibilities for either online or in-person work. We also offer a one-on-one mentorship program, special events and webinars, and two discounted class packages.

 

 

 

Art of Devotion: As Within, So Without

Next class: April 15 - May 20 2018 (5 Weeks)

Online - anywhere with internet access and the ability to download documents and play audio files

With Raven Edgewalker and Chelidon

 

Choosing to live a magical life involves making, recognizing and strengthening connections — with nature, with the gods, with the many parts of ourselves, and with those around us. How would it be if we were able to be fully in love and devoted to both our self, and to others — connected within and without? How would it be if our devotion to self was a sacred mirror reflecting our devotion to the other beings in our lives, be they physical, spirit beings or our Gods? What could we do if we were more completely integrated, fully alive, and deeply “plugged in” with awareness to the universe around us?

The core of this essential, powerful work is to explore the depth and power of devotional work – working with the divinity within each of us, and the divinity without, which some might call God or Goddess, and some might perceive as the divine essence of the universe.

We will work with techniques of soul alignment, cleansing, self-love, trancework, altar building and art to deepen and develop our relationship with the divinity we call self, and to extend that deepening outwards to connect and strengthen our relationships with that which we perceive as divinity beyond self.  We believe that by doing this work with ourselves, our work will be reflected out into the world and beyond, into the universe. In learning to move though our lives, remembering that we are divine and that we can be in a divine relationship with divinity (including with the divine humans around us!), we can truly change the world, as well as our own lives. Is there any better time to start doing this work?

This is both fundamental, and advanced work. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, and all levels of magical experience are welcome, from neophyte to experienced practitioner (or even long-time magical folks who just may never have delved deeply into this particular area, or are curious to learn more).

Note: this is an online course, and anyone (regardless of gender, sex, sexuality or race) who has access to a computer, email and the ability to play audio files is welcome to participate. We are particularly hoping that this will allow those who find it difficult to attend an in-person class because of geography, schedule or budget to get access to this material.

Classwork (written materials and audio files) is sent out weekly, and work is at your own pace. We ask each participant to commit to checking into the group about the week’s work, but there is ample opportunity to “catch up,” so don’t worry if you will be traveling or unavailable for some part of the five-week period.

Price sliding scale $55-$110 - please decide where on the sliding scale you are, explanations are not required, and if the lower end of the scale is impossible for you, please contact us. If you are re-taking a class you've taken with us before, please deduct 50%. 

To book your place please send an email to info@worldtreelyceum.org and request a registration form for the class. Please contact us at the same address for any further information or questions.

Experiential Celtic Tree Ogham Workshop

Next class: May 6 - July 1 2017 (8 Weeks)

Online - anywhere with internet access and the ability to download documents and play audio files

With Raven Edgewalker

 

The Celtic Tree Ogham is one of the lesser known forms of divination. This ancient Celtic alphabet has some parity with the runes, ie an alphabet for which each letter also has magical significance and meaning. In this case the divinatory meaning is derived from observation of the ecological, practical as well as magical properties of twenty trees native to the British Isles, e.g. Birch, Rowan, Alder, Willow and Ash.

Interest in the Celtic Tree Ogham is beginning to grow and has expanded outwards from the British Isles, extending into countries such as the USA and Australia where many of the Celtic trees are not native to the land. Where the traditional Celtic trees are found, they frequently occupy different ecological, practical and magical niches. 

In this workshop we will work on learning skills and tools to develop and build energetic connections to the trees of the Celtic Ogham, along with using other resources and research to learn about the ecology of the trees. We will learn how to translate these energies into understanding the trees that are part of our native ecosystems whether you live in mountains or the desert or even in the British Isles (!); and work towards building a personal tree ogham system that is relevant to your own land, and which may be more or less based on the traditional Celtic tree ogham system.

We will work with trees as our allies and as our teachers learning to listen to them and hearing what offerings we can make to them for their assistance in our work. We will learn some of the basic practical skills required to begin making your own ogham set if you desire.

Homework will be set by each Wednesday evening, I ask each participant to commit to checking in to the group (we will use a Facebook group to facilitate this) about the week’s work by the following Tuesday evening so that I have time to read and respond before the next week’s work.

You will need to commit to spending time outside in nature where there are trees - whatever or wherever this means in your local area - for your workings each week. This is not an option for doing the course! 

You will need a journal and writing materials – I would suggest purchasing a new journal for this work, so that your notes are not caught up in the midst of other writings - or it would be appropriate to use loose pages in a binder. You will need to be able to access research materials, whether online or offline, on trees, their ecology, practical and magical uses, as well as their use in art and literature. You may want or desire art supplies or a camera if this is one way that you like to work.

You will also need an ogham set to participate in this workshop! if you do not already own one please visit my online store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenwomancrafts or email me directly for more information about what kind I recommend or to buy one.

Price sliding scale $100-$170 - please decide where on the sliding scale you are, explanations are not required, and if the lower end of the scale is impossible for you, please contact us. If you are re-taking a class you've taken with us before, please deduct 50%.

 

For booking details, more information, or to discuss payment options please contact Raven at raven@greenwomancrafts.com

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Divinatory Practices: Experiential Divination

Next class: October 14 - November 18 2018 (5 Weeks)

Online - anywhere with internet access and the ability to download documents and play audio files

With Chelidon and Raven Edgewalker

 

World Tree Lyceum is delighted to introduce our new online workshop - Experiential Divination

The ability to divine -- to see into the future, or into possible futures, is one of the core tools of the witch. Around the world and throughout time peoples have divined for information in a myriad of ways, from watching the flight of birds across the sky to reading tarot cards, runes, and ogham staves.  There are as many techniques for divining as there are divination tools; ultimately our divination tools can become keys into knowledge, points of connection used to listen to the voices of the universe and its divinity. Our tools can help us to open ourselves towards hearing those messages more clearly, drawing them down to us where we can sift through, and offering ourselves and others the guidance that is sought.

In this class, rather than focusing on any one divinatory tool or technique, we offer instead experiential tools which may be used with many different divinatory tools, and that are intended to better help us open to the voices of the universe.

This workshop is open to anyone, whether they have experience with none, one or many divinatory tools, we will not, however be stopping to explain basic magical technology, so our Elements of Magic class or similar would help.  

We invite you to bring what divination tools you have to our work, bring a willingness to learn, to open to experience, and have fun!

Note: this is an online course, and anyone (regardless of gender, sex, sexuality or race) who has access to a computer, email and the ability to read written material and play audio files is welcome to participate. We are particularly hoping that this will allow those who find it difficult to attend an in-person class because of geography, schedule or budget to get access to this material.

Classwork (written materials and audio files) is sent out weekly, and work is at your own pace. We ask each participant to commit to checking into the group about the week’s work, but there is ample opportunity to “catch up,” so don’t worry if you will be traveling or unavailable for some part of the five-week period.

Price sliding scale $55-$110 - please decide where on the sliding scale you are, explanations are not required, and if the lower end of the scale is impossible for you, please contact us. If you are re-taking a class you've taken with us before, please deduct 50%. 

To book your place please send an email to info@worldtreelyceum.org and request a registration form for the class. Please contact us at the same address for any further information or questions.

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Magical Spellcrafting: making magic that works

Next class: August 19 - October 14 2017 (7 Weeks)

Online - anywhere with internet access and the ability to download documents and play audio files

With Raven Edgewalker and Chelidon

 

So we do magic, and a core part of practical magical work is spellcrafting. But just what is a spell, and how does it work? How do you create and design effective and useful spells for yourself, or others? How does a spell differ from a prayer? What are the ethics of casting a spell for yourself, or for/on another?

These are some of the questions we will examine, discuss and explore during this class.  We will look at a variety of traditional, formal spellcrafting tools and techniques as well as hedge-witchery, folk-magic and intuitive methods. We will look at the ethics behind spellcrafting and the work that we need to do as magic-workers to give power and energy to our workings. We will explore different ideas and techniques behind some of the more commonly requested spell workings, including those of protection, banishing, and manifestation. We will provide classwork in the form of essays, links, audio files and of course practical, hands-on work, and will offer resources to help you continue to evolve your own spellworking practices after the class is ended. We will make spells, but we promise there will be no spelling tests…

This is both fundamental, and advanced work. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, and all levels of magical experience are welcome, from neophyte to experienced practitioner (or even long-time magical folks who just may never have delved deeply into this particular area, or who are curious to learn more) — we will tailor the work to your level and desires. 

Note: this is an online course, and anyone (regardless of gender, sex, sexuality or race) who has access to a computer, email and the ability to play audio files is welcome to participate. We are particularly hoping that this will allow those who find it difficult to attend an in-person class because of geography, schedule or budget to get access to this material.

Classwork (written materials and audio files) is sent out weekly, and work is at your own pace. We ask each participant to commit to checking into the group about the week’s work, but there is ample opportunity to “catch up,” so don’t worry if you will be traveling or unavailable for some part of the seven-week period. 

Price: sliding scale $100-$150 - decide where on the sliding scale you are, explanations are not required, and if the lower end of the scale is impossible for you, please contact us. If you are re-taking a class you've taken with us before, please deduct 50%.

People paying at the top end of the sliding scale help to support those at the lower end. We hope to be able to offer a discounted place for every workshop we offer.

To book your place please send an email to info@worldtreelyceum.org and request a registration form for the class. Please contact us at the same address for any further information or questions.

 

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