A Course in Practical Modern Witchcraft
Online Certification Course
Tuition: $30.00 per month
(+ $35.00 enrollment fee)
For many years Janet
Farrar and Gavin Bone have been running
covens. Most people will be aware of this from reading
their books, particularly The Witches Bible,
which was, of course, based on their practical working of
a coven in Ireland. In 2001, they formed a new coven,
and with it they decided to create a new system of
working for a modern age of witchcraft. It had
traditional elements, but also taught a system of
understanding magic which could be appropriate to the
understanding of any tradition of magic. They had been
developing this system for several years from
experiences of giving workshops around the world,
including the United States, Australia and Europe.
Eventually this system was to become a series of weekend
intensive workshops, called The Inner Mysteries
Intensives, the purpose of which was to give an
understanding of the Wiccan Mysteries. Through these
workshops, they began to notice a yearning by some
for teachings related to the more practical side of
magic; a deeper understanding of Spellcraft and
magic was being requested from them. At the same
time they were being asked if they would consider
doing correspondence courses by those who, because
of practical reasons, were unable to attend the
workshops they gave during tours. The internet has
now finally given them the opportunity to reach a
large audience with the material they have been
teaching since the mid 1990’s and they are now
bringing these teachings to you at Sacred Mists.
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About Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
and Gavin are practicing Wiccans and authors who
publish books and share their knowledge on the subjects of Paganism, Magick
and Witchcraft. Janet Farrar, along with her husband Stewart (1916-2000),
has been writing since 1971 and is recognized as an
on Witchcraft and the Occult. Gavin joined them
in 1993, and has since worked with them on The
Pagan Path, The Healing
Craft, The Complete
Encyclopedia of European Gods and Goddesses and
most recent publication, Progressive Witchcraft.
To date they have authored eleven books and have
been published around the world.
are active members in The Aquarian Tabernacle Church
Ireland and have links with several covens in the
United States, Australia and New Zealand and Europe.
They have formed an exclusive partnership with
Sacred Mists to further their teaching in order to
allow a broader audience to participate in their
educational opportunities. They run a progressive coven in Ireland called Coven
Na Callaighe, a part of Teampall Na Callaighe, which
includes as an open worship group.
Their current practical
work is in the areas of Spiritism and Trance Prophesy. Janet is also a
professional Tarot Reader and Gavin, an Empathic
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Progressive Magic: A Course in
Practical Modern Witchcraft
By Janet Farrar and Gavin
Progressive Magic: A Course in Practical Modern Witchcraft By Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone ~ Read Our Student Testimonials ~ The Progressive Magic Course was designed for those from an intermediate to advanced level who want to take the next step in their understanding of magic. Janet and Gavin would like to point out that it is not for beginners, but for those who are already familiar with the terminology of modern Wicca and Magical practice. The course is staged in seven lessons and the structure of the course itself is an integral part of the teaching as it uses a magical energy system and cosmology based on seven. For this reason alone it can be considered a truly ‘holistic’ course in that it brings together the many facets of magic into one understandable system appropriate to the modern age. This is what is meant when they use the term ‘progressive’ in the title of the course. They also point out that this is not a course in Wicca; unless it is appropriate they are not teaching the religious aspects of witchcraft, only those aspects related to the practice of practical magic in a witchcraft context. There are no teachings regarding Wiccan History, Coven Structure, Degrees or Initiation. What they do cover in the seven lessons are the following:
- What is Magic?
- The Philosophy and dynamics of Magic.
- The Psychology of Magic.
- Magical Laws and Magical Ethics.
- The Four Elements in Magic.
- Ether, Mind and Spirit in Magic.
- How Magic Works: Using and working with Magical Energy and Magical Cosmology.
- Methods of Spellcraft: Using Correspondences, Magical Scripts and the Creation of Thought Forms.
- How Magic causes change in the self: The Mysteries related to Magic.
- Spirit Forms related to Magical Practice: Working with Guides, Guardians and Gods.
Each lesson builds on the previous one to build a system you can understand and work with the course is a journey of discovery into the world of magic and witchcraft, and more importantly your part in it. This is why they have included a large practical element, which includes regular magical energy exercises, as well as pathworkings, which explore the magical cosmology.
Because so many people nowadays have access to magical techniques through magazines and the internet, they like to use the following analogy regarding the role of the witch in the modern era: ‘It is not enough to know how to drive the car: You have to know how the engine works’. Magic is the car, and what Janet and Gavin teach in this course is the mechanics. They feel that it is important for the modern witch to know what to do if something goes wrong, particularly in an age when the majority of witches are now solitary or cyberpagans.
Personal Interaction, Training and Assessment
Through our online message boards and live chat rooms, you will be engaging with Janet and Gavin personally and directly, along with all of your fellow students who will also be taking the Progressive Magic course. Your coursework will be submitted directly to Janet and Gavin, and you will receive personal assessment and commentary directly to you as you progress through the course. Enjoy robust conversation and communication as you explore Progressive Magic with your fellow witches around the world!
Earn Your Certification in Progressive Magic from Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
Janet and Gavin have decided to certificate this course, so for this reason there are regular essays and research assignments. To complete the course and be eligible for certification it will be necessary to complete and pass three essays set over the duration of the course, which has a minimum of seven months to complete (however you can take as long as you need to complete the course as there is no maximum) We would like to point out that the certification is really ‘icing on the cake’. What is important is the experience you will gain on this course and, for this reason we expect every student enrolled to keep a Course Diary, a Progressive Magic journal if you will, which will be your blueprint for future magical work.
Janet and Gavin hope you will join them on this journey of magical discovery and look forward to getting to know you.