The Tradition of the Witches Circle

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Tradition of the Witches Circle Priest / Priestess Training

The Tradition of the Witches Circles Priest/ess training was designed to be an intensive training program, with daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly assignments. However, students are welcomed to proceed through the curriculum more slowly if they desire, but are required to submit at least one assignment each month (or they may be placed on inactive status and eventually disenrolled.)

Students have the option of taking this program online, or in person at 13 Magickal Moons of Occoquan Virginia or Esoterica of Leesburg Virginia. For more information on taking this course in person, please see the schedule located on the main page.

Students must satisfactorily complete all of the assignments in order to receive course certificates. Each level comes with course materials, meditations, chants, and a certificate suitable for framing.

The cost for the Priest/ess Training is $200 per level. A payment must be made before any materials are sent. For financial ease, 3 payment types are available for each level.

Tuition covers online lessons & assignments, personalized instructor evaluation & feedback, and discussion & support from other students. In addition, students will receive guided meditations & exercises in MP3 format via email. Any other materials needed should be readily available around your house or at a local stores. No expensive tools are needed.

This course is presented in Four Levels:

Witchcraft 101 - Initiate (three months) focuses on the history of nature based religions and how they have been modernized into what we call Witchcraft today.  This level also focuses the Goddess, the God, the Elements, meditation, the use of sacred space, tools, rituals, and personal empowerment.  This level creates a foundation for daily spiritual practice and self empowerment. Students will learn to observe the seasons, connect with the moon, write and perform rituals, raise and direct energy, and much more.  Both novice and experienced students are required to begin with this Level.

The books needed for this Level are New History of Witchcraft by Ann Moura and God / Goddess: Exploring and Celebrating the Two Sides of Wiccan Deity by A. J. Drew , Patricia Telesco.

    1. What Is Modern Day Witchcraft?
    2. The Art of Meditation
    3. The Goddess and the Esbats
    4. The God and the Sabbats
    5. The Power of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
    6. Altars & Tools
    7. The Power of Magickal Names
    8. The Power of Chanting
    9. Writing Your Own Rituals
    10. Creating and Performing Rites of Passages
    11. Understanding Ethics and Karma
    12. Egyptian Witchcraft
    13. Celtic Witchcraft

Witchcraft 201- Practitioner (three months) deepens the study of meditation and energy work and introduces the practice of healing. This level also contains a strong emphasis on chakra work.

The book needed for this level is Moon Magick by D.J. Conway.

    1. Working with the Moon
    2. Talismans & Amulets
    3. The Art of Healing
    4. Gemstone Lore and Magick
    5. Planting a Magickal Garden
    6. Magickal Herbs
    7. Medicinal Herbs
    8. Chakras & Energy
    9. Shadow Masks
    10. More Magickal Herbs
    11. Working with Mandalas
    12. Aromatherapy for Beginners
    13. Introduction to Reiki

Witchcraft 301 - Advanced Practitioner (three months) introduces the practice of divination, focusing on the Tarot and the Runes.

Because of the intensity of this Level, there is no required reading material.

    1. The Art of Divination
    2. Psychic Enhancement
    3. Tarot Part 1 - The Major Arcana
    4. Tarot Part 2 - Pentacles and Swords
    5. Tarot Part 3 - Cups and Wands
    6. Tarot Part 4 - Tarot Layouts
    7. Tarot Part 5 - Tarot Ethics
    8. Shamanic Divination
    9. Runes
    10. Advanced Runes
    11. Spiritual Alchemy
    12. Advanced Tarot
    13. Interpreting your Dreams

Witchcraft 401 - Priest/ess (three months) strongly emphasizes magick and shamanic work.

The required book for this Level is Wiccan Warrior by Kerr Cuhulain.

  1. The Art of Magick
  2. Writing your own Spells
  3. Candle and Color Magick
  4. Nature Magick
  5. Animal Totems and Magick
  6. Working with Gargoyles and Dragons
  7. Defensive Magick
  8. Art Magick
  9. Advanced Energy Work - Irene
  10. Yin/Yang Magick
  11. Kitchen Witchery
  12. Shamanic Questing - Irene
  13. Walking a Witches Path
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