Curriculum Overview​

WitchSchool teaches the basics of modern feminist Witchcraft, allowing students to awaken and explore their own earth-based spiritual paths. Students study the history of pagan tradition and Goddess spirituality, learning how to attune to solar and lunar cycles and celebrate seasonal rites of passage. This curriculum also equips them with skills in practical magic.

WitchSchool is a starting point for those seeking to deepen their craft, and for the more seasoned Witches, it is an opportunity to experience an ongoing sacred circle and to be part of a wider Witch community.

Classes take place in gentle ritual, weekly at first for 12 weeks, then a one-month project break for independent work, followed by classes once a month for five months, paired with mentorship with a Crone to deepen learning and personal growth.

WitchSchool students celebrate their achievements with an official graduation ceremony. This ceremony happens between Semester 2 and Semester 3 of the 11-month program. With capes and crowns, speeches, and sacred circle dance with your teachers, alumni, and invited family, WitchSchool acknowledges the efforts and growth of each student and offers a Rite of Passage into Leadership.

Program Outline

SEMESTER 1: THEORY​

First 6 weeks, students begin in circle, learning:

  • basics of starting a sacred circle;
  • theory/history of ancient traditions/ beliefs related to earth-based spirituality (Neolithic, Palaeolithic and Sumerian times).

In classroom, learning:

  • ancient feminist archaeological digs;
  • belief systems of the ancient pagan religions;
  • mythologies of many of the Great Goddesses of the world, as represented by Maiden, Mother, and Crone archetypes

In sharing, learning

  • exploring the feminine and masculine belief systems within their own lives using Jungian metaphors/symbology.

Using a classroom model with PowerPoint presentations, this section of the curriculum involves homework that includes reviewing documentaries and writing reflections, as well as, generating an at-home space in which to begin a private trance/meditation/altar area.

SEMESTER 2: HANDS ON

Second 6 weeks, students continue hands-on, learning:

  • next steps to practicing their Witches’ tools/craft within a sacred circle;
  • using the five directions of earth, air, fire, water, spirit, and their corresponding cardinal directions (N, E, S, W)

Weekly instructors, teaching kinesthetically:

  • tools/healing arts of Witchcraft;

  • managing conflict, shapeshifting, herbal magic,

  • sacred circle dance, spiral dance, psychic skills and mediumship, shielding for protection,

  • trance deepening, tarot reading, and ancient hand drum techniques. 

Students are expected to attend all classes, actively participating with tools and candles; openly sharing their experiences of practicing these techniques for homework every week.

One month break for independent work

SEMESTER 3: LEADERSHIP INTENTION

Next 5 months, monthly classes, moving yourself toward leadership by:

  • participating in a leadership rite of passage attended by guests and witnesses, as well as all faculty and past alumni, and;
  • engaging in ceremony facilitation;

Diving deeply into mid-life questions:

  • What is my purpose?
  • How can I be in service?

During this semester, each student is assigned a Crone as a mentor to support their leadership intention and goals.

The Alumni Experience

After completing the 11-month curriculum and graduating, students become known as WitchSchool alumni and have access to groups created by and for WitchSchool alumni.

Here are some of such groups alumni can join:

Kitchen Witchin, Book Club, Sacred Sexuality, Sacred Circle Dancing, Death Doula, Art Witches, Artemistics (choir, drumming and chanting), Ancestral Healing, Around the Goddess Public Ceremonies, Stregheria for Italian Witches, Sacred Postures, Feminist Activism, Sacred Travel, Witches and River Keepers, Full Moon and New Moon Ceremonies and so many other groups, including groups you choose to create, facilitate, and moderate.

Next cohort begins on Wednesday, October 23, 2024

Semester 1

October 23rd
October 30th
November 6th
November 13th
November 20th
November 27th

Semester 2

December 4th
December 11th
December 18th
January 8th
January 15th
January 22nd

Break

A Planting Break with no classes from Jan 23 to Feb 11.
Your Graduation ceremony is Feb 12th.

Semester 3

March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th
June 4th
July 2nd
August 6th – Wrap up and final class

Classes will be held online from October 23, 2024 - February 6, 2025 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST.

*Facebook is a requirement to participate. Dates are subject to adjustments.

WitchSchool Teachers

Kiki

Founder/Teacher

Jacqui

Shape-shifting

Bonnie-Jean

Herbal Magic

Pamela

Conflict Resolution in Sacred Space

Danielle

Mediumship & Psychic Skills

Nancy

Healings Arts & Shielding

Diane

Sacred Circle Dancing

Shoshana

Shape-shifting

Sarah

Tarot

Judith

WitchSchool Crone 2nd Wave Feminist Perspective Ancient Goddess Worship and Witches Anthropology

Jen

Herbal Magic

OSA Natalie

3rd Wave Feminist Leadership Witch History

Rhonda Alin

Tarot

Embrace ancient earth-centered feminine wisdom to gain knowledge, tools, and a spiritual foundation for personal and social transformation.