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Graduate Students of The Nascent Magician course
You can purchase The Nascent Magician course, here:
Why is the Graduate Course more expensive?
Because, Graduate Students get an additional package of 2 Conjure Coaching sessions, a $200 value
Graduate Students are required to utilize these Conjure Coaching sessions before graduation. It is recommended to use them early on in your studies. They are about overcoming the obstacles that prevent people from reaching their goals. So, don’t try to save them until you “need them”. You need them right away!
To graduate, you must:
- satisfactorily complete all homework (for each lesson)
- pass the written exam (for each lesson)
- pass the practical exam (for each lesson)
- purchase all of the required materials (from Conjure Work)
- use your Conjure Coaching credits
The curriculum for Graduate Students is more demanding, because it’s supposed to be harder if you’re working toward a diploma, toward proof that you did what others will not. The program is only for those intrepid souls who want something to show that they completed it, a marker that sets them apart from the crowd.
Graduate Students will be assigned a student number and a rank. The rank reflects what lesson you last completed. The ranks are 1-12 and are named for the signs of the zodiac, beginning with Aries and ending with Pisces.
Lesson 1 – Aries
Lesson 2 – Taurus
Lesson 3 – Gemini
Lesson 4 – Cancer
Lesson 5 – Leo
Lesson 6 – Virgo
Lesson 7 – Libra
Lesson 8 – Scorpio
Lesson 9 – Sagittarius
Lesson 10 – Capricorn
Lesson 11 – Aquarius
Lesson 12 – Pisces
For example, a student who turned in and received full credit for lessons 1, 2 and 3, would have the rank of Gemini. Once that student has completed Lesson 6, their rank would be Virgo. And on it goes, until they complete the course.
Only those who attain and pass the level of Pisces, Lesson 12, will receive a master diploma for the course. You will however receive a certificate for each lesson that you complete in full (test, homework, ritual, etc). I feel that this provides the student with some milestones to fuel further successes. I believe in positive reinforcement.
Graduate Students must have access to:
- the internet
- a digital camera, to email pictures of homework to me
- a webcam and Skype (or FaceTime), to take the tests (unless you live close enough to Wilmington, NC to test in person)
Tests are NOT open book.
Examples of things to expect on a practical test:
- Demonstrate a particular ritual for me
- Show how to make something, like a witch bottle for example
- Demonstrate a procedure that’s taught in the lesson
You only need 80% or better to pass a test
If for some reason you don’t pass a test, you can arrange to test again at a future time. Those who receive 90% or better on all tests will receive a special honors notice. It’s like the honor roll in school, for us, super nerdy, overachievers.
All tests must be scheduled in advance, according to my availability. I will see to it that you get to test in a feasible time frame that works for both of us. If you live within one hour of Wilmington, NC and you have transportation, then I will expect you to make the effort to do in-person testing. I might make an exception to this, at my discretion. An example would be someone with a physical disability.
Take as long as you need to complete each lesson. If you have not progressed in six months (you have not turned in any homework or made an attempt at passing a test), you will be marked as INACTIVE.
If you have not made any progress within a period of two years from the date you purchased the course, you will be marked as FAILED.
If you should happen to fail a test, you may reschedule and take it again. There are no fees for taking a test the first time. However, should you fail any test twice, then to take it a third time, you will have to schedule another appointment for the test and pay a five dollar fee. This is merely an incentive to get you to study and pass the first time! I have never actually had anyone fail a test, because I provide quality practice tests in the lessons.
Even though we are out of the dark ages, some people will have valid concerns about privacy. If you are one of these, you may use a pseudonym for this course. I do require your real name, email address and phone number for my records but you are not required to share your legal name with any other students, unless you want to.
Students who graduate will be allowed to check in with me from time to time and be noted as a student in good standing. What this means is you completed the curriculum and… I’m also aware of what you are up to magickally, in the present. If you are actively pursuing the Great Work, reading, studying, practicing, defining whatever your chosen path it, then you are still in good standing.
I don’t care what your particular path is. You could join a coven or start your own OTO camp. Some might become Buddhist monks or Catholic priests. Hell, I don’t care what you do, as long as it’s clear that you’re serious about it. You might remain a solitary practitioner but you continue practicing magick on a regular basis. Just show me that you didn’t stop working after graduation. That might be as simple as showing me a few of the magick books you recently read, or telling me about your latest practice, maybe a spell you did, whether it kicked ass or it collapsed under its own weight. The gist of it is… what have you learned lately? Being a student in good standing gives you the added bonus of a little street cred, by being stamped A-OK, even years after you graduate.
Once you have completed the course, you will be able to tell others that you are a graduate of my course. Brag away! If they don’t believe you, then you can show them your diploma or tell them to ask me. I will gladly vouch for you (with your permission).
If you start the Graduate Program and decide it’s not for you, you may opt out, at any time. However, nothing will be refunded. If you drop out of college, they don’t give you your money back.
You may also start as a Survey Student and join the Graduate Program at a later time.
You can purchase The Nascent Magician course, here: