The Nascent Magician
A Correspondence Course in Ceremonial Magick,
Hoodoo, Conjure & Sorcery
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Complete instruction in ritual magick, an opportunity to experience the arcane arts at home, at your own pace, The Nascent Magician is your personal training school.
You’ll have access to both private mentorship and group support
I’m available to assist you, in person, by email, phone or Skype
12 lessons total, each one between 50-100 pages in length (16 pt type)
Get private access to a secret Facebook group just for students
There are 8 homework assignments in each lesson
The lessons are chock full of worksheets, for your studying convenience
Each lesson is at least two weeks of work. You will need at least 1 hour per day to study and practice. Be sure you can set that much time aside. The Nascent Magician is for sincere seekers of the magickal arts, only.
Want to know if the course good? See the Testimonials page for comments from students taking it. That page is not dedicated solely to the course, so scroll through for the ones that say a name and “student”.
What’s in the Nascent Magician course?
* Magickal theory & magickal practice
* How to plan and execute a spell, start to finish
* The Magickal Elements (Spirit, Fire, Water, Air, Earth)
* Mystical Qabalah (as opposed to religious Kabbalah)
* How to make and consecrate Talismans & Amulets
* Candle magick
* Effective Prayer
* Money & financial conjure
* Dealing with personal karma
* Uncrossing: removing crossed condition, jinxes, curses
* How to make and use Holy Water
* Banishing negative energy, curses and hostile Spirits.
* How to set up your altar… and how to use with it
* Psychic self-defense
* How to prepare and utilize a space for ritual
* Working with the phases of the Moon
* Making, using and caring for magickal tools
* The magickal diary and the dream diary
Some of the traditional rituals taught in the course:
* Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
* Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram
* Middle Pillar
* Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram
* Liber Resh Vel Helios
Other examples of rituals taught here:
* Rite of Elemental Equilibration
* Various psychic shielding techniques
* The Relaxation Ritual
* Ritual baths
* Daily adorations
* Meal blessings
* Spirit offerings (to develop allies)
You’ll also learn:
* ESP training
* How to understand and use magickal languages
* Calculating planetary hours
* Timing and planning your spells
* Consecration of a tarot deck, dice, pendulum, etc
* Sacred Geometry
* How to construct servitors
* What to look for in magickal groups
* What to avoid in magickal groups
* Vibratory formula explained
* Protection spells
* Wording of intentions/petitions, to avoid spell failures
* How to work with Deities, Angels & chthonic Spirits
* Understand Low Magick and High Magick
* Understand Ceremonial Magick & Natural Magick
* Visualization exercises
* Magickal baths
* Spiritual cleansing of self and environment
* Mojo hands (aka mojo bags, gris gris)
* How to use herbs & incenses
* Stones, crystals and gems
* Understand and create Spirit sigils
* The use of color in ritual
* Exercises to help your visualization skills
* How to choose a magickal name/motto
* Planetary kameas
* Electional Astrology
* Spirit Communication
Many exercises are included in the material that will help you gain control over your mind, body, thoughts, habits, feelings and emotions. Learn how to manipulate your breathing and improve your diet and general health. There is a recommended reading list, lots of ritual work that is explained in step-by-step fashion, with complete explanations of what each ritual is for. No previous experience is necessary. You need only a fervent desire to learn. You’re going to work at this but then, nothing worth actually doing is easy, is it?
This course is about “white” and “gray” magick. I’m not a fan of malefic work, except under threat of imminent danger, so there is a lot of protection magick in the lessons but nothing like what most people think of as “curses”. Defense is intelligent and encouraged; attacking for the sake of attacking is immature, at best.
Study, do the homework, the ritual work. Ask questions on the secret Facebook group or the Google Community page. Those who succeed are those who get started. The lessons are full of useful study guides and diagrams.
The Nascent Magician course is very eclectic. Through this course, you will learn the basic principles that apply to all of the various magickal systems and traditions. Deep, intense and thorough, The Nascent Magician is not for everyone. It’s a LOT of work and it may not be what you are looking for. Here’s what the course is NOT:
* This is not a Wicca course
* It’s not an OTO or Thelemic study
* This is not pure Golden Dawn
* You will not be learning Voodoo or Santeria
* This isn’t a Chaos Magick program
* It’s not a step-by-step for any particular grimoire
Those are all great systems, just not what I’m teaching.
In The Nascent Magician, you’ll learn a mix of Ceremonial, Pagan and Hoodoo, along with a selection of various, other sorcerous arts.
There are pure Hoodoo techniques taught here. There are authentic GD rituals taught here, as well as witchcraft spells, like any Wiccan might learn or teach. There are techniques that would apply to Voodoo and Palo and Santeria or Lucumi but it’s not a “how to” for any of those African Traditional Religions. You’ll learn spells that utilize scriptures but you are NOT required to be Christian, Jewish or anything else.
There are concepts taught here that you would use if you were conjuring chthonic entities, yet there is nothing you have to use, just in case that seems too “dark” for you. If you study French, it doesn’t mean that you must travel to Paris.
I teach the basics that you’ll need before you go on, to another, very specific system, like working through a particular grimoire or initiating into a coven or joining an OTO or Golden Dawn Order. I do teach some of the most popular rituals, traditions, spells, etc. However, these are never presented as being the only way. The NM course will provide you enough of the basic, ground work to be able to move into most other systems and understand what is going on there.
You can be of any religion and do this course. However, you cannot harbor any serious resentments against any religion. In the NM course, we use symbolism that is Pagan, Christian, Jewish and anything else, so long as it works. I have zero tolerance for bashing of anyone. Talk trash about any other religion or magickal system and you will be warned. Keep it up and you’ll be expelled.
This course is heaviest on the Ceremonial magick. There is also a ton of Hoodoo and Pagan spellcraft. The old grimoires are usually what you would call Ceremonial Magick or Solomonic. The Golden Dawn spawns from these, while Wicca springs from the Golden Dawn and Hoodoo is a blend of many different systems.
Born and blended in the American South, Hoodoo is a strange mongrel of concepts stemming from Voodoo, the Pow Wow of the Pennsylvania Dutch, Catholicism, Santeria, European and Celtic witchcraft and the High or Ceremonial Magick of the old grimoires.
* There are 2 types of students for this course *
1) Survey Students
The Survey Student version of the course gets you the 12 lessons.
That means, you’ll get the written material of the course (ONLY).
The price for the Survey Student version of the course is $160.
Survey Students can purchase the course, here:
Desiring to have some sort of viable proof that they have undertaken the work involved, many students will seek after the diploma offered upon graduation. This is perfectly natural and healthy. A certificate can assist you to prove a level of competency, showing that you have completed the regimen of magickal practice. This may be especially useful for those who provide services to others, such as occult authors, professional spell workers, makers of arcane supplies, etc.
If you don’t want to turn in homework and take tests,
then you will be a Survey Student
Just like surveying a college course, you take the class but get no official credit. Nobody asks you for homework. It doesn’t affect your GPA. The tests don’t count.
If you would like to earn the certificate,
then you need to read these pages:
(for both types of students)
* Must be 18… or have written and verbal permission from your parents
* You’ll need at least one hour per day to practice and study
* A space to do your ritual work
* A small amount of disposable income, to purchase the lessons, your materials, the candles, incense, oils, powders, herbs and other things you’ll need for your work
If you can’t put in at least 30 minutes, then try to free up your schedule first and come back to this. It’s entirely self-paced, just know that it’s going to take some time.
You do not need permanent, dedicated space, just to be able to set up an altar, burn candles and incense. You want your ritual work to be undisturbed.
The space doesn’t need to be large, just private. Even a 4ft x 4ft area is fine. You only need short periods, like ten minutes or an hour, possibly two hours at a time.
I had a person ask me if someone in prison could do the course. I had to answer no, at least not all of it. They could however, do portions of the work.
Many of the rituals can be done astrally or mentally. Those would be immensely useful to a prisoner. Still, a prison won’t allow you to burn candles or incense, so they’d be limited to the theory, studies and some of the ritual work. So, a prisoner would want to be a Survey Student.
It won’t break the bank but you will need to allot some funds (roughly $150-250) for your training, since there will be things you need to execute the work. For Graduate Students, this is required. For Survey Students, it is merely recommended.
If you were in college, you’d spend hundreds of dollars on textbooks, each semester. For conjure school, you’re going to spend maybe $10-30 per lesson on various oils, incenses and the like.
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