In Week I we will lay the groundwork in covering the basics, not only of witchcraft but also its many building blocks and foundational elements. Learn how magik actually works, what makes it effective, as well as how to ground your practice in realistic expectations and tangible results. Throughout this session we will look at the history of witchcraft, which we will use as our guide in order to differentiate between the objective and subjective, in order to make the most advantageous decisions.
In Week II, we will deep dive into the three foundational elements of witchcraft across the world and throughout time: doing harm (cursework), undoing harm (purification rites) and preventing harm (protection magik). We will also examine the mechanics by which spells are made effective in order to attract or a banish specific people, desires energies, etc.
In Week III, we will explore the vast universe of correspondences, a vital tool in any witch's arsenal. Correspondences are a set of magikal links one establishes or understands between any number of disparate factors in order to most effectively streamline and empower their spellcraft. Using the Doctrine of Signatures, Astrology and the Elements as our guides, we will make sense of the individual links which will make up each of our paths.
Finally, in week IV we will put it all together, covering everything from Divination and Spirit Work to Plant Magik, Amulets, Talismans & Charms. We will not only introduce students to a vast array of beginner friendly topics vital to a witch's practice, but also where to go next with what they have learned. Students will leave feeling confident not only in the knowledge that they have acquired, but in their own ability to mkae something out of it.
Dakota is one of Brooklyn’s premier witches, diviners and spiritual workers. They are a reader, educator and co-owner at Catland Books in Brooklyn, NY & the founder of Black Hand Conjure. They have enjoyed international recognition for events like Hex Trump & Hex Brett Kavanaugh, and their work has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Huffington Post, VICE, Broadly, Buzzfeed, TIME, Newsweek and MTV.