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Happy Anniversary to Rt. Rev. Ser. Angela Munn

Thank you for all you do! You have played a major role(roll)(Literally in Utah 2015 hehe)in my spiritual journey. I am grateful and honored to be able to call you not only a FRIEND but FAMILY.
It was an honor to be part of your special day this past weekend.
with love always,
Lori B.

Added by Lori Barberio Blackman on July 23, 2018 at 9:28pm — No Comments

A Letter from Lady Elizabeth Hamilton

Hello, everyone!

Witch School. What is it? It's an online education platform; it's a community; and for many people, it's where they first felt at home.

I am one of the people for whom Witch School was the place I found that felt like “home”. This was around 15 years ago, and the lessons I have learned from those in the community that surrounds and encompasses Witch School have gotten me to where I am today. And I wouldn't change that for the world.

The greatest thing…

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Added by The Daily Spell on July 9, 2018 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

Greetings from Rev. Aisha Beauchemin, on Behalf of WSI

Greetings!

I learned about Witch School from the Proto-Temple, Archaic Temple of Arcere. I joined them back in 2013. I became a Basic Member of Witch School that same year. I enjoyed taking classes like the First Degree course. Once I finished the First Degree course I was ready for more! So I became a Lifetime Member in 2016. I’ve had a wonderful experience since then! There are tons of courses to pick from. From learning about Divination (Basics-Advanced), to Anthropology, Psychic…

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Added by The Daily Spell on July 5, 2018 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Hekate: salvator meus

I first came to this path in 2010, and in spite the fact that I knew at once that this was where I belonged, I was unable to devote myself fully to it at that time. But I always knew that when the time was right, and I had progressed sufficiently in turning my life around, I would be back. In 30+ years of spiritual seeking, nothing has ever resonated with me the way this path has, and from the day I first encountered the Goddess, my life has transformed dramatically for the…

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Added by Firewater Mistwalker on July 1, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Testimonial Letter of Rt. Rev. Anna Rowe, Witan Herald CNT

Testimonial Letter of Rt. Rev. Anna Rowe, Witan Herald CNT - Dean of Mentoring CEM

I started the First Degree course via email back in 1999. I took the Second Degree course via email as well. I became a Witch School Mentor in 2002, the year after the Witch School website was founded. I had not come across an online school before, and I was impressed by the variety of online courses that had been established already for students by 2002. I can honestly say it is so much easier to take…

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Added by The Daily Spell on July 1, 2018 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Getting back on path

As I have stated it had been a while since I was able to be here due to conflicts, well that is what I will call them. Since my return I have dove back into my studies. I have inquired how to become a mentor again,and how to reactivate my comatose Witan Shrine. Well progress has been made and the Shrine is being reactivated, I have reapplied for mentoring but have to retake the mentoring training. The people I have been working with on this have been wonderful. They have given their time and…

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Added by Rev Storm Magick on July 1, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

Message from Elder Rev. Windy Lajoie

Testimonial letter Windy Lajoie

My life took on a new meaning when I joined Witch School sixteen years ago. The courses are wonderful. There are so many of them, and they are available in many languages. We have come such a long way, but it is time to move forward. The technology is moving and we want to move right along with it. The system is being re-written and the cost is very high. We are asking for contributions to get this project up and running; it doesn’t matter if it is…

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Added by The Daily Spell on June 29, 2018 at 6:03am — No Comments

Moving towards the future

Sometimes when you have been dragged down so deep you have a hard time looking for the light of the future. I know this from experience.

Usually when I am in the depths of the vortex of depression I cannot see a way out and I feel like I am drowning. However, these past 7 years, I did not feel this way at all. My spirituality held me above water. I had learned about polarities and I used that knowledge that even though I was so far into the darkness at that point, I just had to wait…

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Added by Rev Storm Magick on June 28, 2018 at 9:25pm — No Comments

After a long haitus

The last time I logged on to this site or WitchSchool was 6 or 7 years ago. I have gone through one ordeal after another and was emotionally and mentally tossed around and beaten down. I was sent down into a vortex of depression, that I could not fight or deal with for a long time.

I have always had a philosophy on how to deal with depression and anger. That is to do it one step at a time. It takes time, days, months, years. It takes asking for help, and it takes belief. With the help…

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Added by Rev Storm Magick on June 28, 2018 at 12:12am — No Comments

Letter of Support from Rt. Rev. Laurie Denman, CFO

Hello, fellow WitchSchool supporters!

I am the Chief Financial Officer of WitchSchool International, serving since WSI became the seminary of the Correllian Nativist Tradition through Correllian Educational Ministries (CEM) in September 2015. I would like to share with you why we need your support to generate the needed resources to upgrade the WSI site, $20,000. This call to action is not one we take lightly or without serious consideration. The software underlying the WSI site is no…

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Added by The Daily Spell on June 24, 2018 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Letter of Support from Rt. Rev. Laurie Denman, CFO

Hello, fellow WitchSchool supporters!

I am the Chief Financial Officer of WitchSchool International, serving since WSI became the seminary of the Correllian Nativist Tradition through Correllian Educational Ministries (CEM) in September 2015.  I would like to share with you why we need your support to generate the needed resources to upgrade the WSI site, $20,000. This call to action is not one we take lightly or without serious consideration.  The software underlying the WSI site is…

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Added by The Daily Spell on June 24, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Open Letter From M. Rev. Don Lewis High-Correll on WSI Rebuild

Greetings All,

For the first part of my Summer speaking tour, I had the privilege of attending the Heartland Pagan Festival, the St. Louis Pagan Picnic and the Three Gates Festival. Collectively, It was an immensely enjoyable experience and respectively, each of these events were special in their own magical ways of which I won't soon forget! The best part of it all was gathering together with old friends to reminisce, and in addition to that, having the blessing of building new…

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Added by The Daily Spell on June 20, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Testimonial of M. Rev. Stephanie Neal on WSI Rebuild

My Thoughts Regarding Witch School

When I first entered Witch School I recognized right away that a group of individuals cared enough about humanity to write and present materials that could be life-changers. They saw the need for a magical school that could reach any place at any time where students may learn at their own pace with a supportive community.

Even though…

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Added by The Daily Spell on June 18, 2018 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Pagan Wow Head

After seeing a reference to a Priestess Syndrome I stumbled upon this natty subject at length....its offensive to me bec-ause I cherish the High Priestess Archtype...she's had a calming influence on my life while silently being a total bad-ass ruler of her Title...hurts to see her besmirched in any way,…

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Added by Druidess~ on June 8, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Word

I wrote recently about altars and ritual.  While deep…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Temple of Eternal Memorials Online Memorial Ritual

Merry meet!



The Correllian Temple of Eternal Memorials UK would like to invite our Correllian friends and family to an online Memorial Ritual hosted and sponsored by the Temple of Sedna UK.



The ritual will take place on Monday 28th May 2018 at 9pm BST UK time (which is 4pm EDT/1pm PDT US time) in the Temple of Sedna Ritual Room (http://templeofsedna.com/RitualsOnline.html)



We hold an online Memorial… Continue

Added by Rev. Equinox SilverMoon on May 27, 2018 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Why Ritual?

Do you ever think about why we do what we do? I do, all the time. For example, this morning while putting my altar away I asked myself, “Self, why do you do ritual? Does Deity “need” my rituals?” I sort of doubt it. If Deity is so powerful that She/He could create the world and all that is in it then Deity doesn’t “need” my rituals. So why do ritual?

Deity doesn’t “need” our rituals, we do. We need the rituals. We need our religious practices because they help us remember our place in…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 23, 2018 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

Practice, Practice, Practice

Do you know people who work hard, sometimes very hard, at perfecting their game? They “religiously” practice golf, or basketball, or even their favorite video game. Some of these people even seem to eat and breathe their game. In fact, I have a neighbor who's entire existence is centered around golf; it appears to be his religion. They understand the importance of practice. They probably learned what my high school coach use to tell us half a century ago, “Team, only perfect practice makes…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 22, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments

Ducks!

I walked Green Lake in Seattle today, and saw my first baby ducks. I was very happy and loudly said "Baby Ducks!" which clearly shows that my Soul retrieval took since one of the parts to return was my enthusiastic inner child. My next comment was, "We need more ducks." Wasn't sure where that came from, I just loved those little ducks.

As a totem or power animal, Duck represents living in the moment, a focus on relationship and family, and a mystical quality of moving between the…

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Added by Jon Anastasio on May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Everything?

This will be a short blog post today because I have to get ready to teach my summer school class, non-profit financial management, that starts tomorrow. It is a marathon course. We do an entire semester's work in five long, eight-hour days (Fri-Sat-Fri-Sat-Fri) but it is also a lot of fun. Anyway, why did you get up this morning?

I hope you realize that life isn't designed to be fun and games and its not a life-time pass to an amusement park. Life is designed, and we designed it this…

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Added by Rev. Dave Murphy on May 17, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments

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