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Fundamentals of Witchcraft

 

 

 



Introduction

 


Witchcraft is the oldest spiritual practice in the world. Hence, it is the first religion of mankind and it still exists today in a myriad of forms. Witchcraft can be summed up as follows: It is the idea that one’s mental intent can manifest itself in the reality of the physical world.

Quite often, witchcraft is combined with the worship of a deity. There is no particular deity for all forms of witchcraft. In fact, there is a different deity for every practicing witch. Even in Wicca, the official religion of modern witchcraft, a god or goddess are interpreted individually.

As soon as one realizes that their practice of witchcraft is also a way to be closer to their god, that it is a form of worship, then the personal religion of witchcraft has found fruition within that individual.

By taking this class, you will learn the basics of witchcraft. You will learn what kind of witch you should be, how to cast spells, how to protect against evil, and how to know your deity better. In short, you will find spiritual empowerment.

This handbook will tell you everything you need to know about the class. If you have any questions, I am always available at the contact information below. I look forward to connecting with you.

Edward Gordon, R.N., B.Sc., C.E.H.
Lead Instructor
Coven of the Eighth House
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgordonrn
E-mail: Edward@EGspirit.me

 



Course Details

 

Title: Fundamentals of Witchcraft
Class Code: FW101
Class Location: Witchcraft Class Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/witchcraftclass
Textbooks: Discovering Your Psychic Self (optional), Tarot: The Dark Art (optional)

These books are available at Amazon.com following this link:
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K8XI7I
Class dates: TBA
Class Size: 2-12
Instructor: Edward Gordon, C.E.H., Lead Instructor
Class Objective:
By the end of the course, students will have gained knowledge and an understanding of witchcraft as a whole through the completion of assignments and by passing lesson quizzes. Specifically, they will be able to describe their deity, explain their method of witchcraft, and demonstrate how to cast a spell.
Methods of Instruction:
Instructor posts, video presentations, demonstrations, group participation, private Q&A with instructor as necessary.
Description:
This class provides 12 lessons in the basics of witchcraft. The course covers history, spellcasting, spiritual entities, discovering one’s deity, protection from evil, basic ingredients, equipment, the theory of intention, the theory of darkness, the principle of secrecy, and coven ethics. At the end of the class, the student will demonstrate a competency in witchcraft and be certified by the Coven of the Eighth House. They will also then be permitted to join that coven if they so desire. There are 12 Facebook Live 1-hour seminars with the instructor, and every member is encouraged to watch and participate. Those paid students who watch the lectures live will get a tarot reading at the end of each lecture, if they so desire. Students will produce their own live video demonstrating a spell they have created.
Outcomes:
Students will pass all lesson quizzes at 80% or better. Students will competently participate in 12 lessons.
Tuition: $49.95 USD . Non-refundable. Paid through PayPal prior to start of Lesson 4.
E-mail: Student must send a working e-mail to the instructor either via Facebook PM or e-mail in order to receive their certificate of accomplishment when the class is finished.
Optional Supplies: Candles, incense, reading table, black table cloth.


 

 

 


 

Course Outline

 

Introduction to the Class
a. In a live video, the instructor explains how the class will work, what’s expected, what you can expect, and what the outcome of taking the class will mean to you personally.
b. Tarot readings are done for the paid students by the instructor at the end of the live video.
c. Each student is expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “Tell us about you.”

 

Lesson 1: Welcome to Witchcraft
a. In a live video the instructor explains what it means to be a witch and how important witchcraft is to personal spiritual development in the modern world.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “Why is being a witch important to you?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 2: A Brief History of Witchcraft
a. In a live video feed the instructor details the basic history of witchcraft with a focus on modern trends in the craft. Popular movies are discussed to aid the understanding of societal perception of witchcraft.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “What would you have done if you were a witch in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts.”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 3: What kind of Witch Should You Be?
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains three basic types of witches and how the student can determine what kind of witch they are meant to be: solitary witch, Wiccan witch, or sorcerer.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “What kind of witch do you think you should be?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 4: Who will be your deity?
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains the nature of God and the notion of a personal god and why it is essential that any witch find their deity and form a pact with it as soon as possible. Personal vs. established religion is discussed.
b. Students are encouraged to comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to comment on the assignment post: “Name and Describe Your Personal Deity?”
d. There is no quiz for this lesson.

 

Lesson 5: Essential Equipment
a. In a live video feed, the instructor shows the essential equipment of witchcraft and how to use it. Where to obtain this equipment and how much it costs is also discussed.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “What One Piece of Witchcraft Equipment Would You Never be Without?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 6: The Basics of Ingredients
a. In a live video feed, the instructor shows and explains the essential herbs and incense a witch must have for performing spells. In addition, the nature of an ingredient and how to find original ingredients is explained.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “What special object could you use as an ingredient?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 7: The Theory of Intention
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains how intention is the backbone of magick, the theory of manifesting reality, and the importance of visualizing changes in the physical world for the benefit of the witch. Intention is contrasted and compared to other ideas such as faith and positive thinking.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “If you had one wish, what would it be?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 8: Casting Spells
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains three basic types of spells: the sigil, the candle, and the offering. He demonstrates each one in a show-and-tell fashion. The basic principles of intention, deity, ritual, incantation and ingredient are discussed and demonstrated.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a video of themselves performing a spell they have created for themselves. They must demonstrate the use of intention, deity, ritual, incantation and ingredient. This must be posted or sent to the instructor before the student can be certified, preferably by the end of the class. Students do not have to have their face on camera, but must show their hands working. Students are encouraged to keep the spell very simple.
d. There is no quiz for this lesson.

 

Lesson 9: Dealing with Spiritual Entities
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains spirit guides, demons, daemons, angels, and familiars with emphasis on how these astral beings can aid the witch in his or her magick. Communication and conjuring are discussed as well as techniques to protect oneself from spiritual or psychological harm.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “Who is helping you?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 10: Protecting Yourself from Evil
a. In a live video feed, the instructor explains the how to avoid being affected by the magick from other witches, and drawing from the information in Chapter 6 of “Discovering Your Psychic Self,” he explains the defenses against unevolved spirits, psychic vampires, and skeptics.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “Have you Ever Felt Attacked?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 11: The Theory of Darkness
a. Drawing from Chapter 7 of “Tarot: The Dark Art,” the instructor explains why darkness matters to the witch, how to put it to use, and what it means from a moral and practical standpoint.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “How will you get some darkness in to your life?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Lesson 12: The Element of Secrecy
a. In this lesson, the instructor presents via live video, a warning to the student about societal reactions to real witchcraft (as opposed to fad witchcraft). Illusions of freedom of religion are dispelled, and methods for maintaining secrecy are discussed.
b. Students are encouraged to question and comment throughout the live feed.
c. Students are expected to post a comment to the assignment post: “How will you avoid detection?”
d. Students will PM the instructor with their responses to a 5-question multiple-choice quiz presented at the end of the lesson.

 

Graduation and Coven Ethics
a. In a live video, the instructor congratulates each student who has participated in the class and completed the lessons satisfactorily. Certificates are awarded and displayed in the comments section (The full-size certificates are e-mailed or mailed to the student the following day).
b. Students are presented with the rules and constitution of the Coven of the Eighth House and encouraged to join.
c. Membership in the coven is free and not required for graduation or certification.
d. Class is then dismissed.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

About the Instructors

 

INSTRUCTOR

Edward Gordon, R.N., B.Sc., C.E.H
Edward Gordon is a professional psychic and administrator of the largest and most active psychic reading group on Facebook, Free Psychic Readings. He is the author of several books including, Tarot: the Dark Art, and Discovering Your Psychic Self, and he is the Head Instructor and an administrator in the democratic coven for solitary withes, Coven of the Eighth House. A longtime student of the occult, Gordon has researched magick for many years both in the United States and abroad, and has developed as a practicing sorcerer. He is the inventor of the philosophy of the theory of darkness, and regularly posts metaphysical articles in his blog, The Psychic Self. He worked as a trainer and education counselor in Civil Service for many years, and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in liberal arts from Regents College in New York. For over a decade he worked as a registered nurse in cardiology, ICU, and seven years as a psychiatric nurse. Today he works full time as a metaphysical instructor, professional psychic medium, and author. He lives in the New Orleans area with his wife, their three dogs, and two black cats.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
Sarah Wintle, C.E.H
Sarah Wintle is a practicing Norse Witch. She has been practicing for over 20 years and focuses on healing magick. In addition, she is an expert with herbs, crystals, oils, incense, feathers and many other ingredients. She hails from the great nation of Australia and stresses the importance of positive intention.

“The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to always be conscious of your thoughts and what you are projecting to the universe. What you put out is what you will get back. So, always have positive intent so that you in return manifest positive outcomes. And most important, harm none!”

 

 

 



Links of Interest

 

Edward Gordon’s Website
http://EGspirit.me

Sarah Wintle’s Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/sarah.wintle.127

Edward Gordon's Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/edgordonrn


Edward Gordon’s Amazon Author Page

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K8XI7I

Tuition Payment Link

paypal.me/edwardsreadings/49.95

Coven of the Eighth House Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eighthhousecoven/

Free Psychic Readings Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tarotanddreams

 



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