Early registration is up for the Temple of Witchcraft, Inner Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School class, beginning in March of 2024 and ends in February of 2025.
A year-long intensive apprenticeship in the science of Witchcraft. Through this course you will build a strong and solid foundation for your magickal work through the perspective of modern Witchcraft. You will:
Thus shall you begin development of a solid personal practice in the internal arts of Witchcraft.
Unlike many basic 101 courses, Witchcraft I will provide a deep foundation through thirteen detailed lessons and rituals for all magickal and spiritual studies for those desiring to meditate, develop psychic skills and start the path of the Witch, rather than relying on a quick spellbook. This is a foundation piece to further training in the five-level Temple of Witchcraft Tradition.
This year-long course fuses material from The Inner Temple of Witchcraft text (required reading) and The Inner Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion (required listening) with previously unreleased rituals and rites from the Temple of Witchcraft Book of Shadows. In-person students will work with a certified Temple teacher in monthly class sessions. Lessons can vary in size and scope with some months being light and others being more involved. Generally one month is given between lessons and you are expected to complete a lesson before receiving the next.
Students with any issues or questions regarding class material can write directly to the individual teacher of the class.
In-person (North East Los Angeles, CA) with HP Scott K Smith. Class begins Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Course fee: $360. Classes are from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Class dates are: 3/5/2024, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4, 7/9, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/7/2025, and 2/4 (tentative). To register, please use the Witchcraft I with Scott K. Smith online form.
Course fee: $360 if paid in full. Payment instructions will be sent upon application approval.
Required textbook and other materials are not included. All classes are Tuesdays unless otherwise noted, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Classes are 2 hours. Classes are limited to 8 students due to space limitations, and take place at a private residence. We require a hold-harmless agreement to class in space. All potential students will meet with the instructor for a meet and greet, interview, before approval to attend class.
Registration for this class does not guarantee attendance, and seating is limited.
Registration fees for course are not refundable in most cases, as your registration secures your spot in the class, and often prevents others from attending.
An interview will be conducted with HP Scott K Smith prior to class to make sure you are the right fit! It is a lovely, and intense year of magick and mystery, and an organized, structured class with due dates and accountability isn’t for everyone.
Written, email format homework, is required, monthly at the beginning of the month to take the class, as is in-person attendance. We are not an online school.
This is a Mystery Tradition, while we are an eclectic pagan, occult, and even Wicca influenced community of learning, it is a Tradition, and you are on the path of the Initiate in the Temple of Witchcraft.
Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft.
Now, as an outgrowth of the work of students, initiates, and graduates of the programs, the Temple of Witchcraft has evolved into an organization based on traditions of modern magick, Witchcraft, and neopaganism. The work of the Temple is both other-worldly and terrestrial, seeking to strengthen the connections between spirit and matter through inner transformation and public service.
The Temple of Witchcraft’s goal on an individual level is to awaken the potential of the human soul to its natural gifts of psychic awareness, communion with nature and the spirits, and magick. Each individual seeks to live a magickal life. Through these awakenings, we seek an expansion of consciousness through the alignment of our souls with Love, Will, and Wisdom to further the Great Work.
On a greater scale, we seek the restoration, maintenance, and evolution of humanity to the Garden of the Gods, the cooperative consciousness where all things are in harmony and community. Our myths define this awareness as the First Garden, known as Avalon, Hesperides, Zep Tepi, Shamballa, Lemuria, even Eden. We manifest this vision through both our inner workings and service to the greater community. By these actions, we plant the seeds and tend the garden of Witchcraft culture, tradition and community.
Scott K Smith is an Ordained High Priest and Teacher in the Temple of Witchcraft, the Ministry of Aries Lead Minister. Star Stone Education LLC is not the Temple of Witchcraft, we are an independent company, offering the Mystery School Classes, through Scott K Smith.
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