In support of my book, “Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life Through the Elements,” (Llewellyn 2021) I’m teaching an introductory course on-line, available to everyone. This offering is my return to the witching classroom after a 3 year hiatus, and my first foray into teaching on-line! I invite anyone who is interested to join our facebook group called The Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft Training with Heron Michelle. In this group I share more resources and answer questions. It’s also a handy way to meet other witches for friendship and support along the way.
The class events will be livestreamed from the Facebook group on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm Eastern, from August 18 through September 29th, 2022. First join the group, then click “going” to the class events, so that you’ll be notified when the livestream begins. I welcome you to comment, and ask questions during the class. The videos are saved there for later viewing, and also uploaded to my YouTube channel, Heron Michelle, for our friends who choose not to Facebook (very wise of them!)
Cost? Sliding Scale Love Donations
Rather than charging a flat-fee for access to this content, I’m asking for love donations on a sliding scale of $5 to $15 per class. If that is a hardship for you just pay it forward in some other way. Donations can be made to The Sojourner’s Paypal and Venmo accounts.
My larger goal for this introduction to The Pentacle Path is the hope that this form of Hermetic Witchcraft based in Divine Love will be better understood. I think witches can nudge the arc of human evolution back into harmony with nature, and in cooperation with each other, to build a more just and enjoyable world for everyone. Best yet, it is radically inclusive of all people, and seeks to balance our unity in Spirit with our diversity in the middle world.
The YouTube videos for all the available classes and meditations are embedded below. Following are the class descriptions. For more information, visit my website. I hope you’ll join us this Thursday!
Introduction to The Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft
7 class On-line series with Heron Michelle
Description: Introducing the religious foundations of The Pentacle Path of Modern Witchcraft, Hermetic philosophy, Elemental Magick and the Five-fold Self. Covering chapters 1-7 of “Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life Through the Elements” by Heron Michelle
Intro to Section 1: Foundations, and Chapter 1: Witchery for the 21st Century
August 18, 2022 7:00 pm ET
Introduction; discussing a brief history of influential books, Wiccans and Witches that paved the road to here; seeking the is-ness of a unified spiritual paradigm; Defining paganism, panentheism, and modern witchcraft; shedding the invasive orthodoxies of the over-culture; how the elemental tools can transform our culture from one of domination to one of cooperation.
Part 1 now on YouTube:
Part 2: now on YouTube
Chapter 2: Hermetic Foundations
August 25, 7:00 pm ET
Discussing the The Divine Pymander as an occult cosmology; how the seven celestial spheres establish astrology; who wrote the The Kybalion: A Hermetic Philosophy with a summary of the Seven Hermetic Principles; overview of the tenets of Hermetic Modern Witchcraft as applied to the Pentacle Path; Establishing a meditation practice.
Meditation 1 available on YouTube, with original music by Pranavam Das
Chapter 3: Thealogy and Ethics of Modern Witchcraft
September 1, 7:00 pm ET
Defining Thealogy (with an A) within context of a cooperator culture of Modern Witchcraft; sacred poetry of Wicca known as the “Charge of the Goddess” and “Witch’s Creed” by Valiente and the “Rede of the Wiccae” by Thompson; introducing Aphrodite’s Thealogy of Perfection and her 9 Divine Love Conditions, with a discussion of witching ethics through the lens of my Four Rules for Personal Sovereignty.
Meditation 2: Pranic Breathing Relaxation is now on YouTube!
Chapter 4: Astrological Timing and the Great Work of Magick
September 8, 7:00 pm ET
Introducing the Pentacle Path system’s approach to the Great Work of magick and auspicious timing through astrology, with an overview of the Wheel of the Year’s cycles: stellar, solar, elemental and lunar, and how their interlocking tides bring balance to the practitioner.
Intro to Section 2: Elemental Magick, and Chapter 5: Elemental Basics
September 15, 7:00 pm ET
Now we get into Section 2, with a dive into the basics of the elemental forces of nature as Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether/Spirit and the history of where this wisdom came from; discussing the four sacred directions, and the pentacle as the Witch’s star and a symbol of the Golden ratio. Then we’ll map the elements within the three worlds.
Chapter 6: The Witch’s Jewel of Power
September 22, 7:00 pm ET
Introducing the history of the four magickal maxims known as the “Sphinx of the Magus”: to know, to will, to dare and to be silent. These maxims describe the projective lessons of the four alchemical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. Within Wicca, they became the foundation stones of a new symbol: the Witch’s Pyramid. That pyramid would be crowned with the mysteries of Spirit and a new maxim: the Wiccan Rede. But that is only half the story! This chapter presents a newly integrated symbol as the Octahedron, a bipyramid, embodying the receptive lessons of the Goddess, and at last revealing her missing maxim as the two keys to the temple of witchcraft: Perfect Love and Trust.
Chapter 7: Energy Body and the Pentacle Self
September 29, 7:00 pm ET
In this lesson we move into the practical means by which the elemental forces intersect to cast our five-fold selves into form: physical, mental, emotional, will and spiritual. Introducing the Pentacle Path to balance: A Five-Pointed Plan which interlaces the wisdom of the east and magick of the west; includes an overview of our auras and chakras; how we open the channel for ease, wholeness and empowerment.
Registration for On-Line and In-Person Training now open!
Edited: October 24, 2022. The videos from this intro course are now part of the first session of my Pentacle Path of Elemental Witchcraft: Dedication Course. This course covers Chapters 1-11. We’re offering a series of 6 retreats to be held in person (and streamed on-line) in Tarboro, North Carolina. This Wheel of the Year training program will guide and support students through the magickal preparations of Section 2, and all the elemental temples of Section 3 in the book, beginning October 7-9, 2021 and continuing quarterly into March of 2024. Visit our website thesojo.com for more information, and to register!
My signed books, provisions boxes, and other witchcraft supplies are now available to ship within the US from our website!