Intro to Traditional Witchcraft

From $38.50 USD every two weeks for 16 weeks

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A 13-week journey into developing and building a personal practice of Traditional Witchcraft. Taught by Calahn de la Luna, Traditional Witch, Director and Founder of The Blackthorne School.

Course consists of recorded videos that you can access at your own pace, documents, and a private FaceBook group where you can converse with fellow students, ask questions, share experiences, and build community with like-minded practitioners. (For those without FaceBook, arrangements can be made for you to access the course materials independent of FaceBook. Please contact us for more info.)

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*Please note that some payment plans may extend beyond the length of the course. We do this to make the course more accessible for our students.*

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Why You Should Take This Course

Have you ever longed to experience a deeper connection with nature and the spirit world? To practice magic and the sorcerous arts? To learn and do what the witches of old performed in their moonlit rituals?

Look no further! Calahn de la Luna is here to show you how to begin or deepen your walk upon the Crooked Path! By light of Full Moon and warmth of your own hearth, you can learn how to practice Traditional Witchcraft from the comfort of your own home in a modern context.

Today’s world full of technology provides us the perfect platform for you to access rare instruction in Traditional Witchcraft from anywhere around the globe at your own pace. The course will also provide you the kick in the pants to interact with nature in your local environment, and turn your book learning into hands-on practice.

Learn to communicate with spirits, make offerings to deities, and commune with the spirits of the land in this deceptively simple yet profound course that demystifies complex practices. Gain the benefits of learning alongside dedicated students, sharing experiences and questions, as well as creating community with like-minded practitioners!

Intro to Traditional Witchcraft is well-suited to both beginners and other learners seeking to “fill in the gaps.”  Practitioners will be guided in ways to gain an invaluable understanding of the weird and crooked path of Witchcraft and Sorcery. The lens of this course is pre-Christian in scope and practice. 

Some Topics Covered

~What is Sorcery? Traditional Witchcraft?

~The Witch’s Worldview & Spiritual Ecology

~Developing Sorcerous Senses

~The Faces of Pre-modern British Sorcery: Dieties

~All about Spirits

~Offerings & Devotionals

~Protection, Binding, & Curses

~Charms & Spellcrafting

~Lunar, Solar, & Planetary Cycles

~Special Project in Sorcery

What to Expect

Intro to Traditional Witchcraft spans 13 weeks with content released every week and a one-week break every fourth week to allow students to catch up as well as deepen their knowledge. (Some longer breaks for the holidays will be included, and 13 weeks of content will be delivered.)  Course content will be offered by videos and documents explaining the historical and magical content.  In addition, there will be a private Facebook group to share your experiences with peers. Course material is available to be accessed indefinitely once you purchase the course.  If you haven’t yet, check out and follow us on our Facebook page.

Do you still have questions?  Send us a message!

About the Instructor

Calahn de la Luna, founder of The Blackthorne School, is a Traditional Witch and practitioner of pre-modern British sorcery as well as being a poetess and an artist. Calahn’s practice is heavily centered around working with the spirits of the land and the elements, and is deeply animistic. She also works in Greek and folk currents.

Calahn is a member of the Covenant DeSavyok, a community of strange-souled sorcerers walking the crooked path with an eye to pre-Christian British sorcery and spiritual ecology. You can find more information on the Covenant DeSavyok here.

Her mission is to help students find a more direct path to learning and growth, and to make superior quality learning available to practitioners around the globe in a way that is both refined and artful in presentation.

Calahn makes her home in a beautifully lush and hilly Northwest Chicago, Illinois USA suburb with her husband and two extremely needy yet endearing Maine Coon rescue cats. 

Student Reviews

“Though I’ve been an occultist for many years, I decided to take this course as a way to return to the basics after feeling a bit stalled out in my practice. Honestly, I expected a simple refresher or perhaps to learn a few new things. Instead, this course totally changed how I engage with spirits for the better in ways I am still benefiting from today.

The course starts at ground zero and very little in the way of prior preparation is needed. The material builds up knowledge and practical application in very manageable steps. Though you will need to work (there will be plenty of reading and practical exercises to try), it’s all very doable and accessible. And by the time you’re done, you’ll have a strong grounding in both the theory AND the practice of traditional witchcraft.

Yes, you can learn a lot on your own, but it was game-changing to have a community of other sorcerously-inclined individuals to learn with, who were engaging the same material at the same time. And there’s no replacement for having a mentor when learning – especially one as wise, patient, and talented as Calahn. I would recommend this course to anyone, whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced occultist looking to reboot a stale practice.” -J L

“Calahn de la Luna’s Blackthorne School presents elegantly-conceived teachings by some of the smartest and brightest scholar-practitioners working, writing, and making magic today, such as Jack Grayle and Lee Morgan. The directrix herself is an excellent teacher whose own instruction in foundational practices of premodern British sorcery is very ably imparted to the contemporary student. Calahn’s Intro to Traditional Witchcraft is a pithy and efficient entry to a potent path–I was no beginner when I took the class, but nonetheless found fresh insights there, and highly recommend it to novice and adept alike!” -SF

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Instructor Bio

Calahn de la Luna is the director and founder of The Blackthorne School and is a practitioner of premodern British Sorcery, with some additional influences from Hellenic magic and Sabbatic Craft. Calahn is also a member of the Covenant DeSavok, a sorcerous society devoted to the practice of early modern witchcraft and spiritual-ecological exploration of the hidden reaches of the living world, and the Unseen. Calahn is currently writing her first book, a comprehensive work on Traditional Witchcraft and sorcery.

Course Requirements

No experience in witchcraft or sorcery is required for this course, however, practitioners of varying levels of skill are welcome. Please contact The Blackthorne School if you have questions as to the appropriateness of fit of the course with your level of experience and learning goals.