It's been a very busy year! As well as launching my 'Art of Lithomancy' book in March, promoting that with various articles, podcast interviews, and even a conference talk, as well as preparing for the launch of my second book 'The Water Witch: An Introduction to Water Magic' in February, and working on my third book, keeping this website up to date and trying to up my social media game, one of my main aims for 2023 was to launch my own range of short course. So I spent a lot of 2022 working on these, and I am happy to announce that today marks the launch of the very first course - Shell Magick!
My original intention was to create enough courses to be able to release one long one, or two short ones a month throughout 2023. Unfortunately, I have just not had the time. It's incredible how much time it takes once you really get into it - the research, the writing, the recording, the video making....it's very time consuming. And to be honest, my recording and video game aren't even to that high of a standard.
If you head to the menu of this site you will see a section called 'Online Courses'. Click on this to be taken to the course page where you can see the courses that have already been released (in this case, just the Shell Magick one for now), as well as the other courses that will be released throughout the year. So if there is anything that takes your fancy then bookmark that page and check back later, or follow me on instagram (@thecottagemysticwitch) for updates as to which course is dropping when.
As someone who primarily practices water witchcraft, most of the courses are water witch themed, but I am hoping that you can gain something from them no matter which path you follow. Some of the courses are just short - 15 minutes to an hour long - whereas some are several hours long and comprise of several videos. The videos are all hosted on Youtube and you can either watch them embedded into the course page, or watch directly on Youtube. On the course page here on the website you will also find word documents you can download with all of the information from the course for you to refer back to whenever you want.
I have tried to make each course as practical as possible, with a mixture of theory and practical exercises, including spells, chants, meditations, and a little bit of arts and crafts thrown in there at some points.
As I mentioned, the quality isn't of the highest standard, but I'm hoping you will cut me some slack as this is the first time I have ever tried making and recording courses such as these! It is definitely something I want to improve on in the future, and I have a lot more courses planned for the future! But the main thing I wanted was to make these free to everyone; if there does ever come a time where I start charging for anything then that money would definitely be used to improve the production quality. But unless anyone finds the quality really that bad, I would much rather have it be a little bit naff but able to offer these for free to you all.
If you do have any feedback then I would love to hear it, the good, the bad, and the ugly! Either use the contact form on this website, or just message me directly on instagram. If you have any ideas for courses, any subjects or topics you would like to see covered, then please just let me know - I'm always keen to get input, and make sure I'm focusing on content people would actually like to see.
Hope you all have a great 2023, and please enjoy the courses!
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The Weekly Witch:
Once I week I talk about something 'witchcraft' related I have done with my week. How we incorporate witchcraft into our every day lives is always a topic that has interested me, so I wanted to start this blog to explore it further!