Our Wicca 101 Course Series

Our Wicca 101 Course Series is offered on a continuous cycle throughout the year and is focused on learning the Wiccan religion and attaining magical skills and competencies. Understanding that spiritual learning and development is a lifelong journey, our hope is that our Wicca 101 Courses lay the foundation for deeper synthesis and understanding of Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft as a religious practice, as a magical system, and as a lifestyle. 

 

Led by experienced Pagan ritual leaders, magical practitioners, and devoted clergy, we offer rote material typical of Wiccan first degree training (and beyond!), and invite you to interact with the material, critically, and explore the undercurrents of our basic assumption about Wicca, Witchcraft, and modern Pagan worship and find the “notes in between” what we know and what we dare to dream for our beloved Pagan faith.

 

Our intention for this series is to help you build your understanding of the Wiccan religion, attain magical skills and competencies, and to dig deep into all aspect of “first degree” learning.

 

All Classes are offered for a nominal fee of $30 and are let by knowledgeable and dedicated Pagan clergy, educators, and mentors.

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Due to Covid19 all of our open rituals are now being offered online, Please use our meetup page link to learn more.

Class 1: Welcome to Wicca!

Date: July 10, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $30
 

Welcome to a brand new cycle of our Wicca 101 class series!

Our intention for this series is to help you build your understanding of the Wiccan religion, attain magical skills and competencies and to dig deeper into all aspect of "first degree" (and beyond) learning.

As the first class in the series, we will set the foundation for our exploration of Wiccan beliefs and ethics by exploring the history of Wicca in the context of other great spiritual traditions and unpack frequently used (and misused) terminology. Students will be invited to think critically about the popular information about Wicca as it’s found in the media and around the community and look at the ways in which Wicca is not one path but an evolution of many paths coming together.

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is HIGHLY recommended.

All levels of experience are welcomed. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or level of learning/experience is welcomed!

Class 2: Wiccan Theology

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

 

In Class 2, we will focus on Wiccan Theology. This class is designed to help you establish a personal connection with the divine from the perspective of the Wiccan faith. We will explore the historical and contemporary conceptualizations of the Goddess(es) and God(s), and begin to connect with their archetypal images. We will also explore the nature of divinity while developing our personal will and understanding the intersection of divinity and ethical magical practice.


Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 3: Metaphysics

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

Class 3 will build upon what we learned in Class 2. We will deepen our growing understanding of Wiccan Theology, ethics, and magic by giving us an in-depth look at metaphysical principles that guide our universe. These Hermetic Principles are foundational to our understanding of magic and ritual; they are at the heart of Wicca and the spiritual work that we do.

 

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 4: States of Concsiousness 

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

It is said that “Magic is the art of shifting consciousness at will.” In Class 4, we will explore these states of consciousness and practice moving into them. We will develop our understanding of the classical Freudian and Jungian models of consciousness by touching upon every day states of consciousness such as waking consciousness, sleeping consciousness. We will work with meditative consciousness and visualization to harness magical consciousness by developing the skills to move between states and learn to bring more magical awareness into everyday life and to attune to the magical world.


Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 5: Elementals

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

 

In Class 5, we will build upon our learning by discussing the classical elements used in Magic: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit. We will introduce ourselves to their ritual/magical use, history, and begin to develop a personal relationship with the elements through guided visualization.

 

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 6: Sacred Cycles

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

In Class 6, we will learn about the Eight Sabbats – Sacred Feast Days of the Pagan Calendar – our “Wheel of the Year,” the Cycles/Phases of the Moon, and the Greater Cycles of Life, Death, and Rebirth that correspond with these sacred times. We will begin to develop our understanding of how these solar, lunar, and earthly cycles bring insight, meaning, and magic into our lives and rituals, and how they correspond to the greater and lesser mysteries of the Craft.

 

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 7: Tools of Magic

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

 

In Class 7, we will learn the purpose and history of traditional tools used in Wicca: The Athame, the Cauldron, the Chalice, the Wand (among others). We will develop our understanding of the magical correspondence associated with these tools, how to consecrate tools for sacred use, and how to use these tools in concert with our most powerful tool… ourselves!

 

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended.  You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 8: Making Magic

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

In Class 8, we will continue developing our magical skills! We will learn the difference between magic and spell work, begin to work on harnessing our will, raising and channeling magical energy and intention. We will reflect back on our earlier class on the Hermetic Principles and train our minds and wills to direct our magical tools.

 

Attendance at this class isn't mandatory for attendance at later Wicca 101 classes, but it is highly recommended. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

All levels of experience are welcome. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or levels of learning/experience are welcome!

Class 9: Spellcraft

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30


In Class 9, we will be creating a self-love spell as we learn how to fine tune our understanding of timing, correspondence, candle magic, herbs, stones, cords, poppets and other common ingredients in spell work. We will write our own chant and use it to channel energy into the spell that we have prepared.

Since this is an online class please gather, if you are able, the following items to have during class: 1 pink or white candle; pink, white, copper, yellow, and/or green yard, string, embroidery floss - for weaving/braiding; rose quartz; rose hip tea (ready for steeping); or some other self-care object (or object in general) that helps you connect with yourself and aids you in giving yourself loving kindness.

While attendance at the previous class isn't mandatory for attendance at this or later Wicca 101 classes, it is highly recommended.

All levels of experience are welcomed. Cornucopia is a pluralistic community, we value all! Any tradition or level of learning/experience is welcomed!

Class 10: Developing Intuition

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $30

In Class 10, we will build upon skills learned in previous classes to aid us in deepening our connection with our own intuitive nature. We will learn how to listen to our psychic self and learn how to use tools of divination to increase our psychic awareness. We will explore the tarot deck and how the symbols and stories in these cards help us connect with our deeper intuitive consciousness.

If you have your own tarot deck please feel free to bring it with you, otherwise all tools necessary for this class will be provided.

While attendance at the previous class isn't mandatory for attendance at this or later Wicca 101 classes; it is highly recommended.

All levels of experience are welcomed. You will not need to bring any supplies other than a notebook to take notes if you wish.

Class 11: Ritual Design 1

Date: March 13, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $30

In Class 11, we will begin to develop our understanding of the nuts and bolts of Wiccan Ritual practice, what we do during ritual, and why we do it. The ritual design classes are holistically designed to give you a combination of guided visualization, deepening personal awareness, practical hands on learning, independent study, group discussion, and a final group project which culminates in a class designed and run ritual.

Attendance at previous Wicca 101 classes IS mandatory for participation in this class. Out of respect for the hard work of the Ritual Design students, new students will not be permitted to join the Wicca 101 Series until the start of the new cycle of classes in July.

Class 12: Ritual Design 2

Date: April 3, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $30

In Class 12, we will pick up where we left off in our discussion on Wiccan Ritual Design. We've discussed the various styles and purposes of ritual, the dynamics of the ritual plotline, and building a personal relationship with Wiccan Ritual and sacred space. Now we will discuss the mechanics of ritual and begin putting these ideas into practice using a combination of discussion, visualization, and practical hands on learning - all culminating in a student designed and run ritual.

Attendance at previous Wicca 101 classes is mandatory for participation in this class. Out of respect for the hard work of the Ritual Design students, new students will not be permitted to join the Wicca 101 Series until the start of the new cycle of classes in July.

Class 13: Ritual Design 3

Date: May 22, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Fee: $30

In Class 13, we will continue to build on our previous two ritual design classes in which we discussed the theory and purposes of ritual, the dynamics of the ritual plotline, begun practicing the casting of circles and building a personal relationship with the elements. Now we will be working with the heart of the ritual: invoking and working with deity, building energy and channeling that energy towards intention and magical goals and then grounding that energy. The culmination of this class will be a student designed and run ritual.

Attendance at this years Ritual Design 1 & 2 classes is mandatory for participation in this class. Out of respect for the hard work of the Ritual Design students, new students will not be permitted to join the Wicca 101 Series until the start of the new cycle of classes in July.