The Enchanted Forest and Hedgerow Year One-

Begins in October- this is a 1 year-long program that meets two Saturdays per month to learn about the magic and folkways of the forest and hedge. In a small group, we will explore traditional Northern and Western European lore and practices surrounding the liminal wild edges, hedges and haunted groves. There will be a strong emphasis on spirit communication, and the interface between practitioner and the local landscape. Trancework will be employed to achieve this aspect of the work.

Through this interface, a homespun magic will be wrought and personal practices developed. Each eight-hour long class will be a journey into the mysterious realms of wild terrain, on the physical landscape, as well as the inner dreamscape. Rustic magical items will be fashioned from materials of the land. At the end of the year, students will have developed personal practices that allow them excess into the enchanted world, while learning the basic tenants of folk magic that allows for practical rites. They will learn a significant amount of folklore, operative magic and herbcraft surrounding many tree and plant genera. Also included in the enchanted apothecary will be animal, bird, stone and waters for ritual workings. Seasonal aspects will be emphasized. See monthly schedule below for more details and email me with any questions.

There is a year two program and also a year three program, as each student progresses through the years. Those curriculums are only available to those who participate in the programs, and will be announced after the first six months of the previous years program.

Location: On a forested homestead about 30 minutes northwest of Olympia, Washington

Times:  Begins in October. Class will be held every other Saturday per month, from 11-7 pm with only one class in December. Students will be expected to attend all 23 classes in the year, if possible. If class needs to be missed, payment is still expected, and all lecture portions will be recorded and handouts given in that situation.

Cost: $125 per class. A deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot and will go to pay for your last month of classes for the year. This is non-refundable, should you decide to cancel your enrollment at any time. Class is limited to 12 people; this will be a closed group once it begins.

Monthly Schedule:

OctoberOctober:

Class 1: Dried Red Moths

Dark Wings Fall unto Open Hands- Introductions, The Enchanted World, The Hazel Tree, Materia Magica of Autumn.

Class 2: The Wolves Tongue

Charms Tinkle in the Silver Light- Blessing the Sacred Amulets. Folk Magic, The Rowan Tree and the Dream Realm

NovemberNovember:

Class 3: Wooden Coffins

A Mirrored Smoke Hole Illuminates the Underworld – To Honor the Dead. Funerary Plants, Working with Ancestors

Class 4: The Dead Speak

Down the Starry Cave of the Mothers Beyond- To Commune with the Ancestors. Graveyard Folk Magic, The Yew Tree

DecemberDecember:

Class 5: The Twelve Nights

Spirits Walk Upon the Land- Protection and Vision Through the Dark Nights- The Holly Tree

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JanuaryJanuary:

Class 6: The Black Mirror

In the Smoky Veil- Folk Divinations, Scrying and Readings, Raven and Crows

Class 7: Within the Silver Chalice

The Bright and Dark Tides- Moon Folk Magic, Fumigations and Owl Lore

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FebruaryFebruary:

Class 8: Lead and Spines

Assault within the Hidden Chamber- Protective Magic, the Alder Tree, the Evil Eye

Class 9: Ice and Lichen Soup

What Brews in the Wild Cauldron Endures- Traditional House Spirits, Broom and Hearth Magic and Scotch Broom.

MarchMarch:

Class 10: Ghost Stumps in the Ferns

The Power of the Land- Dangerous Spirits, Plants of the Faerie Realm, The Second Sight

Class 11: Blood and Venom

The Generative Adornments Bring New Life- Traditional Love and Fertility Magic, Snake and Lodestone Lore

AprilApril:

Class 12: The Altar Immortal Shines

Equal Night And Rebirth- Easter Lore and Traditions, English Ivy, Egg Charms and Protections

Class 13: Fortified with Crystal Dew

Waters Flow to the North- Water Magic, Spirits, and the Willow Tree

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MayMay:

Class 14: Hidden Hedges and Circles of Earth

From Under the Cloak- the Hedge as Altar, the Hawthorn Tree, Herb Harvesting Lore, Making Powders

Class 15: A Darkened Hand Upon the Land

What Severs Also Cleaves- The Wild Adversary in Nature, The Nature of Evil, Rose Magic and Duplicity

JuneJune:

Class 16: Tin types and Crossed Keys

On the Altars of Witches- Making Altars, Collections and Installations

Class 17: The Wild Table

Fire Through Green Chaplets- Elements of Ritual, Midsummer Traditions, Mugwort

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JulyJuly:

Class 18: Enhancing the Darkling Crystal

Seeing in the Cauldrons Water- Working with Bones in Magical Practice, Yarrow

Class 19: Under the Mounds

Between the Dead and the Living- Trolls And Underground Beings, Stone lore and Magic, Linden Tree

AugustAugust:

Class 20: Rustic Staves and Briars

The Wand of the Witches Arm- Acts of Transgression, Golden Herbs of the Meadow, Blackberry and Ritual Tools

Class 21: In Hollows and Fruits

Touched by Spirits- Omens, Signs and Auguries, Moth lore and Magic, Apple Tree

SeptemberSeptember:

Class 22: The Witches Keep

Brittle Branches Bring Black Fruit- Initiations, and the Elder Tree

Class 23: In the Grand Hall of the Forest

Lore of the Witches Sabbat- Ritual and Certificates