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Our training will lead to ordination of High Priest or Priestess. All class materials are either original works or public domain (appropriately noted in each lesson). This lesson plan may change from time to time, to keep our lessons as mentally and spiritually inspiring as possible for you. Your First through Third Degrees will take you a minimum of one year and one day, per degree. Keep this in mind when completing your homework. You'll be assigned additional coursework if you seem to "fly" through it, as we seek to challenge every student to learn as much as they can through each Degree. Upon completion of each degree, students are encouraged to participate in our Online Initiations (if you are choosing to walk the Sacred Mists Tradition Path) and Degree recognitions.

First Degree

Introduction to Wicca, Your Founder and the Sacred Mists Wiccan Program
  • What is Wicca?
  • What is a Witch?
  • What do we believe?
  • The Principles of Belief
  • The Wiccan Rede
  • The Charge of the Goddess

Lesson One: The Goddess and The God

  • Goddess and God as "The Humanized Face of Divinity"
  • Immanent vs. Transcendent Deities
  • The Great Goddess Archetypes
  • The Great God Archetypes


Lesson Two: The History/Herstory of Witchcraft

  • Religion in Paleolithic Times
  • The Pagan Religions of Old Europe
  • The Norse Type Religion
  • The Roman Religion and Culture
  • Early Christianity and Paganism
  • Medieval Europe: The Burning Times
  • The Craft Underground
  • The Witchcraft Act Repealed and Gerald Gardner
  • The Renaissance of the Craft


Lesson Three: The Wheel of the Year

  • Celebrating the Wheel of the Year
  • How the Wheel of the Year interacts with creation
  • The Lunar Calendar
  • Esbats: Celebrating the Phases of the Moon
  • The Great Sabbats: Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnassad, and Samhain
  • The Solar Calendar
  • The Lesser Sabbats: Ostara, Litha and Mabon and Yule
  • Seasonal Celebrations and Modern Society

Lesson Four: Pagan Living

  • Manifesting the God/dess Within Yourself and Others
  • Honoring the Deities in One Another
  • Living in Touch With Your Younger Self
  • Living Your Truth

Lesson Five: Magick and Ethics

  • Magick in Brief
  • The Wiccan Rede
  • The Witch's Creed
  • The Thirteen Goals of a Witch
  • The Law of Return ("Threefold Law")
  • Psychic Self-Defense vs. Negative Magick
  • Working With Permission
  • Ethics Scenarios for Discussion

Lesson Six: Introduction to Ritual

  • Cleansing
  • Setup
  • Intent
  • Raising Energy
  • Applying Energy
  • Sealing Energy
  • Giving Thanks
  • Grounding
  • Exercise

Lesson Seven: Sacred Space and Ritual Garb

  • Cleansing and Consecrating
  • Setting Up Sacred Space
  • Altar Tools
  • Setting Up Your Altar
  • Ritual Garb

Lesson Eight: Philosophy and Witchcraft

  • The Modern Scientific View of the Universe
  • The Craft View of the Universe
  • Modes of Perception
  • The Concepts of the Self
  • The Four Prices of Freedom
  • Analysis of the Creation Myth
  • Analysis of the Myth of the Wheel of the Year
  • Examination of the ALL as Two Great Forces
  • Old Age in Witchcraft
  • Death as Seen by a Member of the Craft

Lesson Nine: Magick

  • Magick in Theory
  • Magick in Practice
  • Western Traditions of Ceremonial Magick
  • The Great Books of Magick

Lesson Ten: Chakras and Meditation

  • Chakras
  • Yoga
  • Basic Meditation Techniques
  • Meditation to Use

Lesson Eleven: Elements, Thoughtforms and Spirits

  • Elements and Forces
  • The Tattvas
  • Exercises
  • Elementals
  • Yin Yang
  • Simple Magick
  • Divination
  • Developing Clairvoyance
  • The Aura
  • Thoughtforms and Spirits
  • Directed Attention

Lesson Twelve: The Celtic Tradition and Faery Wicca

  • The Celtic Tradition
  • An Introduction to Faery Wicca

Lesson Thirteen: More Pagan Living

  • Circle Etiquette
  • Magick: Theurgy and Thaumaturgy
  • Protecting and Healing the Earth
  • Working with Animals and Plants
  • Divination in Daily Life

Lesson Fourteen: Magickal Record Keeping

  • Dream Journal
  • Personal Journal
  • Book of Shadows

Lesson Fifteen: Witchcraft Traditions and the First Degree

  • Traditions of Witchcraft
  • What is a First Degree?

Final Exam

Second Degree

The curriculum for the 2nd Degree program at Sacred Mists is a balance of academic and practical assignments. The first part of this course will deal with tools and materials that you might use in various operations. The remainder develops skills and personal attributes that you will need in the physical and ethereal realms as you begin to interact with and change your environment on a broader basis.

The 2nd Degree Course has a minimum time requirement of one year and a day from the date of enrollment before completion. Students who submit homework at a rate which suggests course completion in less than this time frame may be assigned Special Projects to complete. Once assigned, Special Projects become a required part of the curriculum for the respective student and must be finished and submitted before advancing to the next lesson.

Lesson 1. Crystals and Gemstones

Lesson 2. Advanced Divination

Lesson 3. Candle Magick

Lesson 4. Healing

Lesson 5. Faery

Lesson 6. Herbal Magick

Lesson 7. Grounding & Centering

Lesson 8. Psychic Self-Defense

Lesson 9. Visualization

Lesson 10. Working With Different Deities

Lesson 11. Spells and How They Work

Lesson 12. Writing Spells

Lesson 13. Banishing, Exorcism, Personal Protection & Breaking Black Work

Lesson 14. Nature Spirit Magick

Lesson 15. Working With Faeries

Lesson 16. Charms, Talismans & Amulets

Lesson 17. Dream Magick & Prophetic Dreams

Lesson 18. Astral Projection

Lesson 19. Locating a Spirit Guide and Watchers

Lesson 20. Casting the Ritual Circle

Lesson 21. Developing Personal Confidence in Magickal Workings

Final Exam

Third Degree and Beyond

The curriculum for the Third Degree, as well as the Adept and Elder Programs,  are only available to those Students who have attained entrance to those training programs.

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