Toil and Trouble: Witchcraft Education

Alongside Dr Claire Askew, I run freelance witchcraft courses throughout the year. These are perfect for anyone with an interest in the history, ethics and practice of witchcraft, whether from a personal or a research-based point of view. Information about upcoming courses will appear here.

Join us for our new course Toil and Trouble: Witchcraft for the Apocalypse (and beyond!), from 2nd November 2020 on Zoom! Get your tickets here!

Toil and Trouble: Witchcraft for the Apocalypse (and beyond!)

Witchcraft is back, and more needed in the world than ever. In these dark and often worrying times, what role do witches have in nurturing themselves, the wider world, and their environments, and in preparing for, and thriving in, this strange apocalyptic period? What magic does the 21st century witch have at their disposal? And what are the uses of that magic? If you’ve ever wished to learn the ways witchcraft and magic might help us navigate crisis and cultivate power, this course is for you.

Join Dr Alice Tarbuck and Dr Claire Askew for a twelve-week, interactive online course that aims to unpack some of the purposes, trials, pitfalls and joys of navigating witchcraft in 2020 and beyond.

Learn about:

  • what the women of the witch trials might tell us about resistance and speaking back to power.
  • safely foraging for and concocting immune-boosting substances.
  • spellwork for these hard times.
  • setting intentions for the new year.
  • different divination techniques and how to use them.
  • practical exercises to help prepare for an unusual Yuletide.

There will be six taught weeks, and six self-directed weeks with reading and homework, as well as an online group to stay in touch!

All taught classes run from 7.00-8.30pm on Zoom.

2nd November: Intro + SPELLWRITING AND JOURNALING for dark times

Week beginning 9th November: Reading and homework

16th November: PRACTICAL PANDEMIC WITCHCRAFT – immune boosting tonics

Week beginning 23rd November: Reading and homework

30th November: DIVINATION for dark times

Week beginning 7th December: Reading and homework

14th December: YULE – the apocalyptic festival!

Week beginning 21st December: Christmas holiday, reading & (light!) homework

Week beginning 28th December: Christmas holiday, reading & (light!) homework

3rd January: NEW YEAR – setting intentions

Week beginning 10th January: Reading and homework

17th January: FINAL SESSION – building a sustainable practice

The course will cost £120, and two scholarship places are available.

Toil and trouble: towards a responsible witchcraft is an intersectional, accessible course that is open to anyone over the age of 16. People of all genders and none are welcome to join us.