A Witch's Primer
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A pod-class in beginning "non-denominational" witchcraft. Learn to practice the Craft whether or not you choose to belong to a Tradition or a Coven. Join in the discussion at http://thedcw.fr.yuku.com (Note: these lessons are based on traditional methods, and are not intended to be a substitute for medical or psychological treatment).
||ExplicitQuestion and Answer 4/23/2010||Today, Ariel answers a few questions from students.||4/23/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 18 (A): Linking Up Meditation||This meditation exercise is helpful to do just prior to performing a divination or beginning a session of scrying.||11/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 18: Introduction to Divination and Scrying||This episode on beginning divination and scrying wraps up A Witch's Primer. Even though the basic class has now been completed, occasional episodes and Q&A sessions will be uploaded from time to time. Blessed Be!||11/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 17: Color Magic||In this episode, Ariel discusses the essential use of color in magic. He gives details also on how to perform candle magic.||10/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitQuestion and Answer #2||So many questions for Ariel have piled up since he has been traveling over the past months. This episode is dedicated to answering those questions. A new Primer episode should be up within the next couple of weeks.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 16: Wand Magic||Today's lesson teaches about using a magic wand, one of the oldest and most powerful methods of casting spells and working magic. We apologize for the sound problems and hope you still enjoy the lesson.||8/8/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Supplement: Prosperity/Money Magic||This episode, although not a part of the actual training, gives the student some very effective techniques for working magic for money and prosperity.||8/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 15: Building a Thoughtform||Today's lesson is all about learning how to build and use thought-forms in order to create powerful results in magic.||6/29/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 14: Casting a Magic Circle||In this class, Ariel goes step by step through the process of casting a magic circle and gives variations for solo and group work.||6/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 13: Timing Spells||This lesson will help you to learn how to time your spells properly.||4/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 12: Raising and Directing Power||Lesson 12 covers the raising of magical power and gives the student different exercises to begin directing and focusing this power. Remember that whenever you feel an excess of energy in your body that you want to release, simply kneel down on the...||4/6/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 11: Introduction to Spell Casting||This lesson covers the basics of casting your first spells. These same basics set the stage for all further spell working.||3/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 10 (A): The Rainbow Power Meditation||This guided meditation helps you to balance your power base and energy centers.||3/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 10: Building Your Power Base - The Spirit Body||In this class, Ariel discusses balancing the pyramid and opening our energy centers.||3/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 9: Building Your Power Base - The Earth Body||In the fourth lesson on building your power base, Ariel discusses the Earth body and how to secure it.||3/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 8: Building Your Power Base - The Air Body||In the third lesson on building your power base, Ariel discusses the air body and how to begin conjuring it.||2/23/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 7: Building Your Power Base - The Water Body||In the second lesson on building your power base, Ariel discusses the water body and how to begin awakening it.||2/16/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 6: Building Your Power Base - The Fire Body||In the first lesson on building your power base, Ariel discusses the fire body and how to build it.||2/9/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 5 (A): Meeting a Spirit Mentor (Meditation)||This meditation helps to facilitate the meeting of a spirit mentor (also known as a spirit guide or spirit teacher). This is considered by many witches to be a very important relationship to foster.||2/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 5: The Spirit World||Working with the spirits is a common practice among many witches. This class helps to give the student an introduction to the spirit world and some common types of spirits which you may encounter.||2/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 4 (A): Trance Induction - The Orb of Power||This is an effective method to achieve a magical trance. If you want to memorize the chant Ariel uses, it is: "Orb of power, orb of light ever peaceful, ever bright; Orb of light, orb of power, I conjure thee this sacred hour."||1/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 4: Introduction to Trance Work||This is an introductory lesson in the cultivation states of consciousness necessary for magical work.||1/26/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitQuestion and Answer Session #1||In this first Q&A session, Ariel answers some questions based on the material presented so far.||1/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 3 (A): Elemental Meditation||Journey into the realms of each element and balance the elements within you.||1/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 3: The Elements||Today's class introduces you to the elements. Please be sure to download the supplemental information for free at the discussion group at http://thedcw.999.org and study the correspondence tables for each element. Note: If you loaded this class on...||1/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 2 (A): Grounding and Centering Exercise||Use this exercise prior to any magical workings. There are many other grounding and centering techniques, please feel free to use any that feel right to you!||1/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 2: The Tools of the Craft||In this pod-class, Ariel describes each of the tools of the Craft. You may want to take notes and/or listen to this one a few times. You can find the support material at www.thedcw.org/Ariel/primer Right click on the link to download the file.||1/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitA Witch's Primer Promo (New)||Here's our new Promo for A Witch's Primer.||1/5/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitLesson 1: Introduction to A Witch's Primer||In this first episode, Ariel discusses some basic Craft concepts and gives some introductory exercises.||12/31/08||Free||View In iTunes|
Excellent podcast series!!
The Witch's Primer podcast lessons are structured sequentially, the content is detailed and thorough. Very much like as an online class. Ariel is an excellent teacher!! I anxiously await for each new lesson.
Ariel stricks again!
This guy is developing a wonderful reputation for producing quality, well-thought-out, well-produced and informative podcasts. I love his podcasts about his own path, the Druidic Craft of the Wise, and I love his approach to this subject as well. It's not directed at any specific path... not Wicca, not DCW, not anything specific. It's one method for learning the fulfilling and enlightening art of witchcraft using practical and fun, but also deep and enriching methods for finding inner power and peace. I's a great podcast for beginners in the craft as well as those experienced folk who want to brush up or learn a new methodology to balance their own. You rock, Ariel!
Excellent podcast, excellent teacher
Another great podcast from Ariel of the DCW. Entertaining, informative and insightful. I'm always looking forward to the next episode.