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.

 

Time Magic: a sacred working with Time as an ally and element

 

Next class: April 28 - June 2 2019 (5 Weeks)

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

With Claudia Manifest

 

In this five week, online, interactive class we will explore our relationship to and with Time. We will strive to create, expand, and deepen a healthy and beneficial sacred conversation with this crucial and often ignored or maligned magical element. Work will include (but may not be limited to) :Creating a sacred understanding of Time as a magical ally and element; Time's crucial role in the practical magics of chance, synchronicity, luck, and manifestation; Working with deities and other entities associated with Time and its magics; Working magically with the past, present, future; Exploring and experiencing Time in other realms; and accepting and manifesting change in your life with the aide of Time as an ally. If you choose to join us on this journey, be prepared for your magic and your worldview to be expanded and strengthened for all time! All that remains is for you to ask yourself, "Is it Time?" If the answer is "yes." (and if not now, then when?) we (Claudia and Time), are excited to have you join us in this Work.

This workshop is open to all participants regardless of magical experience. However we will not be spending time in this workshop teaching basic magical skills, so we hope that our participants will have basic skills such as grounding, individual ritual skills. If you are unsure whether this class is for you, please contact us.

You will need a journal and writing materials, basic art supplies, a divination deck or system of some kind (for example tarot cards, rune stones, ogham staves) and a watch or clock - ideally one that has hands (rather than a digital one or cell phone) and ideally one that you need to wind up daily. Trance work will be available in audio form (MP3 audio files, via Dropbox) for download and playback at any time.

 

Note: this is an online course, and anyone 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.

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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Experiential Celtic Tree Ogham Workshop

Next class: May 12 - July 7 2019 (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: September 22 - October 27 2019 (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. While we will discuss and explore existing divinatory system, we will also each build a unique individual system using a variety of magical tools and techniques, to help us more deeply develop our own divinatory process and associations.

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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Pentacle of Life

Next class: October 27 - December 15 2019 (7 Weeks)

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

With Chelidon and Claudia Manifest

 

World Tree Lyceum is delighted to introduce our new online workshop - Pentacle of Life

The Pentacle of Life, with its points of Birth, Initiation, Manifestation, Reflection and Death, is a powerful tool that has risen from much long-term, deep work within the Reclaiming Tradition. It offers us the opportunity for both personal and community transformation, for internal reflection, and as a map and guide for living in the manifest world.  It is a powerful tool for planning rituals, and we will spend some time examining how each of its points relates to planning, setting and achieving goals and major projects and transitions in our lives.

In this seven-week online intensive workshop we will explore each of the points of the Pentacle of Life - how they connect to each other and how they can help us explore the manifestations of each of the points in our lives. We will use techniques of trance, ritual, music, art, energy work, community building, communication and many more to learn to integrate and balance these energies in our daily livesand practices.

This workshop is an intermediate workshop, and is open to anyone who has some experience of magical work. We will not be spending time teaching basic magical skills, so we hope that our participants will have basic skills such as grounding, individual ritual skills and familiarity with Reclaiming language and teaching style. If you are unsure whether this class is for you, please contact one or both of the teaching team

You will need a journal and writing materials, basic art supplies, a divination deck or system of some kind (for example tarot cards, rune stones, ogham staves).

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 $60-$120 - 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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