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For this 9 month course - with optional certification, I have carefully chosen a selection of my most favorite, most powerful, and most magical plants for you to work with. You will learn to journey with them just like the wise-women in ancient times, learning the way of the wild and meeting with the essence of each plant to study its medicine and receive its blessings. You'll explore how to journey shamanically with the plants, and you will learn how to handcrafted incense, practice mystical aromatherapy, and perform spellwork - all while working with aromatic plants, resins, woods and oils. You'll study the planetary hours and days, and call upon the power of the moon, the sun, the planets, and the Zodiac to amplify and activate the plants that you are working with.

Your Guide

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Renée Starr

Renée Starr is an multi-award winning author, lunar priestess, wild witch, and seeker of ancient wisdom for the modern woman. She offers her book, 'You Are Woman, You Are Divine", as a guide for the modern woman's journey back to The Goddess, along with her many classes, workshops, circles and a variety of retreats. For more offerings, please visit: bit.ly/MysterySchoolCourses www.BackToTheGoddess.com

About this Course

I am a witch of the wild, and a seeker of the shamanic,  wise-woman ways. One of my favorite ways to practice these teachings is to walk through a forest, go into the desert or stroll alongside the ocean to meet with the plant spirits that reside there. I ask them for wisdom, blessings and guidance...and also to receive their leaves, twigs, branches, flowers, seeds, and such, that I will use later to craft magical tinctures, incense, and oils. In my home, I have dedicated a walk-in closet as my apothecary, where there are jars and jars of dried plant material, and bottles and bottles of aromatic oils, and the many items that I have made from them. This beautiful course is my way of inviting you into my private apothecary, to share with you all that I have learned, and all that I now know of this ancient, magical, shamanic, and deeply fulfilling craft.

An 'apothecary' is the long ago name for both the early chemist, or druggist and the storehouse where they kept their supplies. He - or she was well versed in the art of herbal remedy, incense craft and also healing. This practice later evolved into what we now know of as the pharmacist and their pharmacies. But, even before the apothecary,  and way before the modern pharmacists, it was to the 'woman in the woods', the hedgewitch or the wise-woman that we turned to for physical and spiritual medicine. She knew how to journey shamanically, to walk between the worlds, into the wild, into nature and call upon the subtle essence of a resin, herb, root, flower or leaf, and travel deep into the plant realm to meet with its spirit. 

She then incorporated these plant materials into her potions, tinctures, and elixirs for blessing, protection, purification, healing, and transformation.  Walking between the worlds, she called upon her ancestors, her spirit guides, and her plant spirit allies to share their magic with her.  The wise-woman lived her life in harmony with nature, saw plants as her helpers, and shared these blessings and special, magical wisdom with those who sought her assistance. There was a time when we revered the wise-woman as healer, and a time when we feared her as witch, but now the time has come to revisit her...for her plant magic and wild wisdom are our birthright.

For this 9 month course - with optional certification, I have carefully chosen a selection of my most favorite, most powerful, and most magical plants for you to work with. You will learn to journey with them just like the wise-women in ancient times, learning the way of the wild and meeting with the essence of each plant to study its medicine and receive its blessings. You'll explore how to journey shamanically with the plants, and you will learn handcrafted incense, practice mystical aromatherapy, and perform spellwork - all while working with aromatic plants, resins, woods and oils. You'll study the planetary hours and days, and call upon the power of the moon, the sun, the planets, and the Zodiac to amplify and activate the plants that you are working with.

Each month you'll receive a beautifully designed, digital lesson filled with detailed plant spirit profiles, references, charts, forms, resource links and many how-to guides for crafting magical oils, powders, incense, essences, elixirs, potions, tinctures and perfumes. 

Please note:

  • This is a magical, shamanic herbalism course. You will not be learning medicinal herbal remedies, IE: remedies for physical ailments, and you will not be certified as a traditional herbalist.  You will, however, learn to craft remedies for healing the emotions, the spirit, the soul and for manifesting success, love, and abundance, and for practicing sacred sexuality, mystical dreaming , divination and more. 
  • The plant materials that I have chosen for the course are easily procured via the internet, and I will provide links to my favorite resources. Some plants may even be available for you to forage near your home, and you can also purchase them from me with a monthly Apothecary Box subscription.
  • All of the course material is downloadable - and printable, so that you can save the lessons in a notebook if you choose. 

COURSE OVERVIEW

PLANT SPIRITS: the practice of shamanic herbalism

  • Roots & Seeds
  • Flowers & Leaves
  • Woods & Resins

SACRED SMOKE: the magic of handcrafted incense

  • Dreaming & Divination
  • The Moon, The Sun & The Planets 
  • Prayer & Spirits

ANOINTING OILS: the art of mystical aromatherapy

  • Purification & Protection
  • Blessing & Healing
  • Sacred Sexuality

MATERIA MYSTICA

  • Plant profiles for all the featured roots, seeds, leaves, flowers, woods, & resins with their associated planet, element, Zodiac, gender, & their mystical, magical associations and uses.

PLANETARIUM

  • Reference charts for the planetary/lunar phase/Zodiac hours & days for the magical timing of your potions, rituals & spells

LABORATORY

  • How-to guides for magical:
    • spells
    • teas
    • tinctures
    • oils
    • waters
    • bath salts
    • soaps
    • powders
    • essences
    • unguents

FORMAT

  • The course is 9 months long.
  • There are 3 modules of lessons; Plant Spirits, Sacred Smoke and Anointing Oils. 
  • Each module is 3 months long.
  • Each module has 3 main lessons, along with additional material delivered throughout the month.

PRICING

  • Enroll in this gorgeous, magical 9 month course for $500*.
  • Payment plans available, please inquire.

BONUS

Membership in the lively, and nourishing private online Facebook group, where you will receive additional material, teachings, special offerings, community and sisterhood with wild witches all around the world.

REFUND POLICY

*Please note that your tuition payment, payment plan payments or Apothecary Box payments are not refundable. 

OPTIONS

CERTIFICATION

Towards the end of your course, you will be invited to apply for a certification of completion as a Magical Herbalist, which includes an additional month of digital lessons guiding you to create and complete a final project inspired by the course material. Once your final project has been completed, you will receive a digital certificate suitable for framing. Please note that this certification option is priced separately at $100. 

APOTHECARY SUPPLIES

Subscribe to The Wild Witch Apothecary Boxes and receive the featured roots, seeds, leaves, flowers, woods, or resins for each lesson, along with supplies to get you started. $69 each: includes US shipping. International shipping, please inquire.

Apothecary Boxes for Module 1 contain all or some of the following:

  • Up to 1 ounce each of the featured plant materials
  • Tincturing Jars for making potions
  • Maceration Bottles for making plant infused oils
  • Dropper Bottles for your special blends
  • Corked Vials for your special blends
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spellvelope supplies
  • Witchbag Supplies
  • Plant Spirit Journal
  • Labels

Apothecary Boxes for Module 2 contain all or some of the following:

  • Up to 1 ounce each of the featured plant materials
  • Incense Salt
  • Incense Charcoal
  • Incense Glitter
  • Incense Bowl
  • Incense Tongs
  • Ceramic dish, incense dish and mortar and pestle
  • Corked Vials for your incense creations
  • Plant Spirit Journal
  • Labels

Apothecary Box for Module 3 contain all or some of the following:

  • A 1 dram bottle of each of the essential oils (in jojoba) for module 3
  • Dropper Bottles for mixing special blends
  • Roll-on Bottles for sacred perfumes
  • Glass beaker for mixing & measuring
  • Disposable Pipettes
  • Sealing Wax for your blends or perfume bottles
  • Plant Spirit Journal
  • Labels

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

"I am loving The Wild Witch; it is worth its weight in gold."
- Nirmala

"From the first class with Renée, I knew my life was going to positively change from this point forward.  She Is a beautifully warm, nurturing, and grounded wild soul as well as an infinite plethora of knowledge. Call her the 'Webster' of the witching world!  The best part of it all she wants to share all of her years of experience with all of us. The amount of endlessly detailed information she offers is mind blowing. Meticulously thought out courses chocked full of magical teachings and discoveries. Thank you Renee you are truly a Master at your craft!"
- Kelly

"The Wild Witch course became transformational for me. Its is packed with valuable information and from lesson to lesson a whole new world is evolving to me, where everything is connected and alive. There is a lot of information to absorb and digest and even more to practice. But through practice many things became clear and with every new ritual, potion or incense I make I weave in more and more new elements. I became much more intuitive and my inner Wild Woman/Witch voice is much louder - guiding and protecting me. And this is just the beginning of the journey! Thank you, Renée, for putting all this information together and for being such a gentle, compassionate and supportive instructor."  - Anna

"I have been on the quest for spiritual knowledge for some time and through this journey have found rare the teachers that have full knowledge of their subject matter and are genuine in their guidance and gifts. Renée Starr has provided me information that can not be easily found in books as it is through her rich life experience as a wild witch and her intuition passed down through her guides. I have been awarded a gift by her teachings and express much gratitude for her time, dedication, tools (tangible and intangible) that she has given me." 

- Mia

"One of the MANY things I love about Renée's class is the richness of the material that she teaches. Renee's depth of knowledge of all that she teaches is amazing. I look forward to studying with Renee for many years to come. I am so glad I found her teachings!" 
- Hillarie

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