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Witch School 2019

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Catland

987 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Welcome to Witch School 2019, an eight week intensive for witches, wanderers and wildfolk of all stripes and levels of experience. We will delve into a wide array of topics, focusing on experience based learning as we explore the history, mystery and magik of witchcraft in its many incarnations.

Week I // The Basics
In Week One, we will cover a lot of ground, examining Witchcraft in History and debunking the myths around it, its foundations, building blocks, core elements and mechanics, as well as the various techniques by which it is made effective. We'll explore key components of a personal practice, what powers our spells, the basics of spellcraft, various schools of magik and choosing one's ingredients.

Week II // Divination, The Witch's Arsenal
In Week Two, we will lay down the foundations by which each of us is able to form our own individual practice, path or tradition: the Witch's Arsenal. Foremost above these is the Art of Divination, which plays a vital, intrinsic role in each of our lives as we may use it in order to be more informed in our decision making, as well as our spellcasting.

Week III // Purification, Protection, Cursework
In Week Three, our scope will broaden in order to make sense of the essential, abiding building blocks of magik. Witchcraft around the world and throughout time has been known to be built upon three simple, core elements: doing harm (cursework), undoing harm (purification rites) and preventing harm (protection magik).

Week IV // The Elements, Astrology, Correspondences
In Week Four, form begins to take shape as we set out the various frameworks and ideologies behind the elements, astrology and correspondences, systems through which countless individuals have attempted to make sense of the world around us by identifying and organizing the literal and symbolic links amidst both the microcosm and macrocosm.

Week V // Spirit Work, Ancestor Veneration
In Week Five, we embark into the unknown, in order to make sense of a murky, nebulous world of spirits. Together we will address the most common classes of spirits documented throughout human history: Spirits of the Dead, Deities, Plant/Animal Spirits, Anthropomorphic Spirits, Nature & Land Spirits, etc. Most importantly, we will lay down the structure by which the majority of witches and, by extention, the world's religions, have established and understood their practices and beliefs: Ancestor Veneration.

Week VI // Plant Magik
In Week Six, we deep dive into the world of Plant Magik, of plants, herbs, roots, resins, leaves, flowers - not just their attributes but how they are practically used in seemingly countless ways. We will not only make sense of what it is that makes certain plants sacred, but also how one may go about accessing the medicine, magik and the very spirit of each plant and how to establish alliances with them.

Week VII // Dark Arts & Crafts, Practical Magik
In Week Seven, students will engage in a series of hands on lessons and experiences
//Carving, dressing and fixing a candle
//Crafting a bottle/jar spell
//Creating an effective threshold ward
Each attendee will also be given a chance to engage in several common forms of divination in order to further understand their own potential strengths in the field.

Week VIII // Bringing It All Together
In the Final Week, we will put in place the most essential steps by which each student may move forward confidently in their path. First, each student will be offered the chance to put the previous seven weeks' worth of knowledge and experience together in a session during which we will discuss making sense of personal morals, ethics and standards, as well as witchcraft in a broader sociopolitical context as an expression of one's autonomy, agency and personhood. We will also spend a significant amount of time processing what goes into crafting a personal Grimoire, Spellbook or Book of Shadows.

Attendees are asked to bring with them a notebook and pen and an open mind!
Each Series attendee will receive a 15% discount for the duration of the Series to be used in store any time.

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