Awakened Soul Coven Maiden Circle
Are you an eclectic witch just discovering the craft, or been practicing your own special kind of magic and are looking for structured learning and mentoring?
Over the next twelve months, you’ll explore the practice and traditions of witchcraft, trying and applying what works for you as a modern witch.
As a practicing High Priestess who has mentored and initiated many witches over the year my approach is non-dogmatic, eclectic and inclusive. My goal is to help you discover your own spiritual path practicing the craft
This program is for anyone who wants a structured learning program in witchcraft. It includes twelve months of curriculum, a team of experienced witches as mentors, and a live call each month to deliver the lectures and answer questions.
The Maiden Circle Training Curriculum
Month One - A Witch's Daily Practice
How you start any journey is important and the one into your beautiful practice of witchcraft is no different - it’s a time for celebration! You are making an amazing commitment to your self-care and spiritual work. The impact of this goes beyond just you. Witches have a long history of being healers, helpers, and custodians of the natural world and the beings within.
This month you’ll learn how to create a strong foundation for your daily practice. You’ll also:
- You’ll get to know yourself better as a witch
- Do a dedication ritual where you’ll make a formal promise to yourself and spirit about your practice
- Meet the other incredible mentors and witches in your new community
- Learn about the Book of Shadows and Mirror books and start using them
Month Two - Which Witch Is Which?
There are many different ways to practice the craft. There is no one right way, only the right way for you. It’s not something that you need to feel pressured to figure out, it’s a journey, not a destination. This month we’ll be exploring the different types and traditions of witchcraft. Other topics will include:
- Debunking common misconceptions about the craft
- What witchcraft is which and what it can do for you
- The ABCs of witches tools
- How to start building your own witches tool kit
Month Three - Protection and Boundaries
The energetic barriers you create helps protect you from people in your life and other entities when practicing your craft. When you don’t have firm boundaries, you leave yourself vulnerable to giving up too much of your personal power. This month we’ll delve into:
- Protection on all levels - mind, body, spirit, and energetic.
- How to call back your personal power and set healthy boundaries
- How to build protections into the application of your craft
Month Four - Spellcasting
Let’s face it, casting spells are one of the sexiest parts of being a witch. Being able to set your intention, perform a ritual, and then manifest something into the world is an incredible skill. It’s something to be practiced and perfected while being humble and respectful. The fun we’ll be having this month includes:
- The mechanics and guidelines of spellcasting
- Understand what influences a spell and what strengthens it
- Find out ethics and responsibilities as a spellcaster
- How to write and cast your own spells
- Troubleshooting your spells
Month Five - Moon Magic
Moon magic follows the cycles of the moon and uses the energy for your work. While it’s common to acknowledge new moons and full moons with rituals there are also six other moon phases. This month we’ll:
- Explore the different phases of the moon and what powerful magic rituals can be used for each one
- Learn how to use the moon’s natural magic to enhance every aspect of your life
- Receive a full grimoire of moon correspondences
- Explore the deities that are associated with the moon
Month Six - Nature Magic
Like the moon, the world around us holds potent magic that witches have used for centuries. When we are in tune with nature, we use all the crayons in the box. We maximize our magical potential and are closer to our most natural self. Topics this month include:
- Sensing and communicate with natural magicks including devas, faes, and the natural world.
- Herbs. The must-haves for the witch, how to harvest them, and how to do spellwork and healing work with them.
- Spells, charms, recipes for poultices, teas, and tinctures.
- Being a custodian for the natural world around you and how to look after your local parks, gardens, and wildlife.
Month Seven - The Wheel of the Year and Sabbats
Witches celebrate their holidays with the seasons and the earth’s natural rhythms. As we mark the days and nights with the solstices and equinoxes, a rich mythological and magical tapestry is interwoven with the reflecting changes in nature. This month we will:
- Learn the mythologies that take us around the Wheel of the Year and what they have to do with our lives
- Why and how we celebrate each of the sabbats
- Recipes, games, activities and rituals for each
- How to modernize the ancient traditions
Month Eight - The Element of Air and the Witch's Mind
Air is the element we use in magic for new beginnings and inspiration. It is also the element of the intellect and your mind. Because your thoughts create your actions, which then creates your experience, the most potent tool in the witch’s toolkit is the mind. It’s essential to heal, cleanse, and hone the mind so it’s an effective one. Our topics this month include:
- The power of words
- Mental hygiene and clean communication
- Meditation and breathwork
- Chanting, singing, and music,
- Gods and goddess that are associated with the element of air.
Month Nine - The Element of Earth and the Witch’s Body
In magic, the earth element is the way we manifest from spirit to matter. It’s the great mother and the great healer and the element in which everything grows. It also represents our body. This month we’ll explore:
- Balancing our home’s energy
- Altars and shrines
- Ritual clothing, sacred tattoos and what you wear
- How to use crystals
- Our diet, water, and exercise for witch’s wellness.
Month Ten - The Element of Fire and the Witch’s Spirit
In the witch’s pyramid, fire represents willpower, daring, creativity and the ability to change. It’s what drives us forward, the blood pumping in our veins, the fire in our belly. Topics this month include:
- Candle magic methods and spells
- Blood magic 101 - what is it and whether you should use it
- Pathworking to meet your matron and patron deities
- Creativity exercises
- Crafting your own goddess and god statues
Month Eleven - The Element of Water and the Witch’s Emotions
Water is the element of emotions. It is also connected to intuition, empathic abilities, clairs, and our subconscious and dreams. Since our body is more than half water, it’s a pretty important element. This month we’ll delve into:
- How your emotions affect your witchcraft and life
- Healing our past and dealing with grief
- Dream magic
- Exploring and developing your clairs
- Recipes for witchy tea brews
- A beginners guide to cauldron magic
Month Twelve - Chakras
The seven energetic energy fields in our bodies known as chakras regulate the flow of energy through our energy system. Witches call them psychic centres. All of your senses, perceptions, possible states of awareness, and everything you can experience is divided into seven categories that are associated with each chakra. During our final month, we’ll explore these parts of our consciousness. Topics include:
- Learning how to open, balance and cleanse your energy centers
- Using the chakras as a wonderful partner for magic and healing
- Correspondences, activities, chants and daily chakra work
"My mission is to inspire people with the Tarot and to challenge the preconceived ideas about this incredible tool. Ever since I was gifted my first Tarot deck at the age of 15 I have been captivated with the world of the Tarot. Through my years of learning, reading the Tarot, teaching and being constantly inspired by the Tarot I am humbled and surprised every time I work with a new Client. I am constantly a student of Spirit. One of my greatest joys is watching people find clarity, illumination and personal epiphanies from being engaged with the Tarot."
Canadian born, Australian raised and back in beautiful British Columbia, Ethony has been a practising Eclectic Witch for over 15 years. She has been running workshops and classes on Wicca, Paganism, Spellcraft and Tarot for over 10 years and reading the Tarot for 15 years for Clients all over the world. Ethony has over 13 years in Human Resources experience and career coaching which she lends to her Tarot craft for those interested in exploring their talents and options in the world of work.
Ethony has written for magazines, been interviewed in newspapers and been a guest on radio and television. Ethony is the writer and narrator for The Craft Meditation and Ritual Series CD's and the High Priestess of the Awakened Soul Coven.
Ethony is an Reiki Practitioner, Aura-Soma Consultant, award winning Photographer, Artist, Eco Faerie, Gamer and all-round Goddess.