We are the Children of Nature, Returned Home... Remembering.
The Healing Craft: Practitioner Training
The Traditional Witch as Healer and Initiator is an archetype that is returning to power. The magic and medicine of the Witch has been shrouded by ages of collective suppression of personal power, the oppression of the Earth and so many of Her children, disconnection to the ceremony of life and the unclaimed shadow. Witch to me is one who seeks to heal this disconnect and restore harmony to the world, through ritual and service, by standing with those who are silenced and frozen from past experiences or by oppressive cultural systems, and by reclaiming the sacredness of nature and speaking with Her voice. Witch in the modern world is one who is remembering, one who remembers the gift of life and works to make a place in the world for the sacredness and magic of life. Magic is the expression of the sensuality and power of Nature, the modern witches are the children of nature who have returned home again... remembering.
To me the word Witch names someone who is, or seeks to be, deeply connected to the natural rhythms of the world. The Healing Craft of the Witch as medicine maker is to make sacred, through the art and craft of magic, the ceremony of life and to restore the power of nature to the world; to revive compassion within humanity. What is actually natural in this world? We are so often distracted from love, suffering, the wild blessing and challenge of life and the honoring of our relationships. The witch offers an opportunity to celebrate these gifts and perhaps in doing so bring a sacredness to modernity.
The Healing Craft Practitioner Training is a 3 year program designed to empower you in reclaiming your relationship with Nature and the healing power of magic and to offer the sacred space for others to do the same.
Our 1st year is designed to offer sacred space for you to discover and deepen your personal relationships with the Elements and the compassionate Spirit of Nature. You will be presented with foundational concepts within the Healing Craft which you will be encouraged to unravel, question, pull apart and then weave into a cosmology of your own.
Our 2nd year is designed to offer sacred space for you to apply the relationships and foundational cosmologies from 1st year. We will do this by introducing concepts of ritual and learning to facilitate personal ceremony for self and others. In this we will center our experience around the facilitation of Rites of Passage and making ceremony of the wheel of seasons (both seasons of the year and seasons of a life.)
Our 3rd year is designed to offer sacred space for you to practice your Healing Craft and build confidence in your altar. The 3rd year is offered as a student clinic where you will have multiple opportunities to meet with clients, develop a treatment plan and implement your Healing Craft while under supervision.
* See below for class outlines, dates, prerequisites and suggested electives. *