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 2year program, with an optional Student-Practitioner Clinic for students who have completed 1st & 2nd year training. This program is 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 a personal relationship with your Magic, the spirit of Witch, and the Elements of Nature. You will be presented with foundational concepts within the Healing Craft that you will be encouraged to unravel, question, pull apart and weave into a cosmology of your own.
Our 2nd year is designed to offer sacred space for you to apply the foundational cosmologies from 1st year in the further development of your Healing Craft. We will explore, step-by-step, the creation and facilitation of ritual and healing ceremonies for self, others, and community.
Our Student-Practitioner Clinic is designed to offer sacred space for those who have completed 1st & 2nd year training and are interested in further developing their skills as practitioner. In these clinics, you will conduct one-on-one sessions with clients under direct supervision. These clinic dates are designed to provide clinical exposure to the Healing Craft for all skill levels. Student Practitioners must have completed both 1st and 2nd Years of the Healing Craft training. Client opportunities and support roles are also available to 1st and 2nd year students.
* See below for class outlines, dates, prerequisites and suggested electives. *