Other: Please note that this training is not a substitute for medical care - physical, mental and emotional. Students are wholly responsible for their own well-being. This includes maintaining stability throughout the year and having a support system in place prior to beginning the apprenticeship. Please note that this course is an independent course of study and is not associated or affiliated with any other organizations or programs outside of Spirit's Edge.
Spirit's Edge Mystery School - WSM V
Registration opened Jan. 15 for the next WSM V apprenticeship starting Oct. 1, 2024!
Five Year Mystery School with One-Year, Online Apprenticeships in Witchcraft Shamanism & Magick (WSM I-V)
by Kassia S. Morgan, Spirit's Edge Mystery School Teacher, Founder & High Priestess
This is an online class with monthly lesson video, a lesson handout & syllabus and feedback and mentoring from the teacher
each month on the assignments, plus a private Facebook class page for class discussions and mentoring.
Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V - Seminary in Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick -
Living in Service & Community - Starts every March 1 or October 1!
Registration is open for the next WSM V year-long online apprenticeship in 2024.
For an application / info packet, please email HPS Kassia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and Blessed be!
Application period opened Jan. 15. Application deadline is August 1. Graduation of WSM IV is required. Upon graduation from WSM IV, you may apply for this apprenticeship. Admittance into WSM V is solely pending discretion of the instructor related to the Great Work of the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple and service to the community. This is a one-year apprenticeship, and classes cannot be individually taken.
WSM V is the seminary/ministerial year, the seminal year, the fifth year in a five-degree system of Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick (WSM) training in the Spirit’s Edge Mystery School, corresponding to the five degrees in the Spirit’s Edge Shamonial Temple & Tradition. Our teacher is High Priestess and Founder Kassia S. Morgan, who personally serves as the apprenticeship mentor for each student in the Mystery School. Kassia's goal, depending on the level of interest each year, is to offer subsequent classes for each of the four to five levels for those starting this year in WSM I or continuing this year in other levels.
The Spirit's Edge Mystery School is an inner development and soul growth school, guiding the individual through intensive independent self-study and direct mentoring by the teacher, fitting the boutique nature of our school, through the secret class page and monthly homework submissions. Throughout the Mystery School journey, the student will seek partnership with their Shadow Self and seek to merge with their Higher Self. The Great Work of this program is geared to guide the individual as they seek to integrate their own soul lessons, develop awareness and a higher state of consciousness/higher vibration, centered in the Heart, anchored in Divine Love and Light. This school provides the vehicle for the student to integrate their spiritual development into their own practice and life – merging the three aspects of the soul as one and embodying the Great Work of the soul. The last year of our Mystery School is that of a seminary or ministerial / service for the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple.
Join us for Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V, a one-year seminary in Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick, the last year of the Spirit's Edge Mystery School, and the path to living a life of service in community. In this class, we will be taking our Work to the next level in preparation for sharing The Great Work with the community, building our community at Spirit's Edge.
Successful completion of the first four years of this Mystery School has prepared you for the rigorous work of WSM V, year five in the Mystery School. To live in service to the community, you must first live in service to yourself and do your own inner Work. As we say in Martha Beck Life Coaching speak, you must first "live it to give it." Given the seriousness of this Work for our Temple, acceptance into WSM V is highly selective and not guaranteed, even when having successfully completed the first four levels of the Spirit's Edge Mystery School. This is given the nature of WSM V, as it directly relates to the Work of the Spirit’s Edge Shamonial Temple and service in the community. Acceptance into WSM V is at the sole discretion of the instructor and her view of compatibility with and the leadership roles within the public Work of our Temple.
Class begins with a weekend intensive working through the lessons of the Living Temple of Witchcraft: Volume I: The Descent of the Goddess (LTOW1). We will partner with the Underworld and the Descent of the Goddess and our own shadow selves, taking the lessons of WSM III to a deeper level. We will explore the Mysteries of Witchcraft, Shamanism and Magick, taking them to a higher octave of the Violet Ray. (The Violet Ray is a combination and higher octave of the powers of Love, Power and Wisdom / the Three Rays / Powers.) We will explore and embrace Inanna's journey through the seven gates of the Underworld and will partner with her and the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple & Tradition (SEST&T) guides and allies to discover those Mysteries and gain in wisdom and discernment.
On this journey, following the framework of the LTOW1 book, we will explore the Mysteries through a connection of the seven gates of the Underworld with the seven chakras. We will further transform ourselves by releasing what no longer serves, making room for the blessings and work of the remainder of the year through our work with the LTOW2 structure and additional teachings, including on the SEST&T. Through this work, you will integrate your own magick into your ministry. The LTOW1 book, which is required reading *prior* to the start of the weekend intensive, includes topics such as: pagan exploration through time, initiation, power of healing, ethics, your soul history / past lives / soul lessons, partnering with your Master Teacher, developing your own spiritual laws and receiving your secret names of the Goddess and God (topics adapted from the LTOW1 table of contents). We will undergo a guided journey in each of the lessons of LTOW1 during this weekend intensive. No homework will be required.
After our weekend intensive, we will continue on a year-long journey working with many books and teachings, and bringing through teachings of the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple and Tradition (SEST&T). The framework / structure for this journey will be based on the Living Temple of Witchcraft Volume II: The Journey of the God (LTOW2) book. Onto this structure, additional teachings of the SEST&T will be incorporated, furthering our awareness, and partnering with different wisdom traditions, including teachings of the Ruiz family and other teachers through time. As the LTOW1 book description outlines, this book "Explores the quest of the God. The twelve signs of the zodiac represent the God’s symbolic journey through the sky. Each archetypal astrological force offers readers unique insight into the mysteries and the role of a high priest or high priestess. This manual of practical exercise, witchcraft theology, and ministerial advice also explores witchcraft and the modern world, discussing how contemporary issues can be approached from the perspective of witchcraft spirituality." And topics include: "magickal education through the zodiac signs, learning tools for pagan ministers, ancestor work, trance work with deeper plant spirit partnership, mediumship and creating your own personal pantheon aligned with each of the zodiac signs."
Through the additional SEST&T teachings, following along this framework, you will learn more about the Temple of the Twelve Signs that supports the Great Work of our Temple on the Inner Planes. You will commune and partner with the 12 Goddesses, 12 Gods and 12 Members of the Hidden Company that make up the Temple of the Twelve Signs. You will experience the gateways and pathways and will be invited to properly enter the Temple of the Twelve Signs, which is overlaid with our Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple. You will also journey through the gateways within our Temple to enter the Mysteries of our Temple within, including the 12 Stations of the Temple of the Twelve Signs. You will learn the signs, symbols, utterances, virtues and more of each Station. Each of the 12 Stations represents a level of spiritual development and a level of Service to the Great Work. The Violet Ray and Source of the Divine flows throughout our Temple on both the Inner Planes and the physical plane, and you will plug into this Divine Source in your Work of this fifth, seminal year of the Mystery School. You will partner in the Great Work with the three anchor deities of our Temple - Hathor of the Egyptians, Ix Chel of the Mayans and Hermes of the Greeks - in addition to partnering with our Founding Deity Hekate. You will also commune with the three members of the Hidden Company currently at the head of the Temple of the Twelve Signs - Dion Fortune (also HPS Kassia's Master Teacher) at the head of the three - along with other allies of our Temple and Tradition, in partnership with your own allies in Love, Light and Spirit.
Homework will be required. There will be an online group component. Class instruction will be provided via online pre-recorded video format, written lessons and photos in directed self-study with mentoring. This is a one year+ apprenticeship, and classes cannot be individually taken. Class will culminate in a powerful Initiation Ritual to mark your completion of Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V, recognizing the integration of the transformative lessons of this year's work and the work of our Mystery School. Upon successful conclusion of this fifth year of apprenticeship, a successful student will be considered a graduate of the Spirit's Edge Mystery School, and the level of Fifth Degree in the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple may also be awarded by the instructor. Graduates may be considered for ministerial work in the Spirit's Edge Shamonial Temple, at sole discretion of the instructor, upon graduation from the Mystery School and awarding of their Fifth Degree in the Temple.
First class is October 1 of the current year. (Please see application for more details)
Course investment is $660 if paying in advance for the full apprenticeship of classes. A deposit of $100 is required with your application, and the remainder is payable one week pror to class start. Payment schedules may be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Certificates of completion for this year and of graduation from the Spirit's Edge Mystery School will be mailed after final homework and ritual experience is submitted and upon receipt of final payment (where applicable). (Please see application for more details)
Books for Class:
Though many books will be referenced during the class, the required books include, but are not limited to:
Recommended Reading (Optional):
This breadth of teachings, both in the writings by Kassia S. Morgan and the books for the course will provide a solid foundation and different perspectives on the subject matter. Of course, there will be additional resources and teachings referenced during each class. As the Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick I, II, III and IV apprenticeships area prerequisite, all books listed under those apprenticeships are also required for Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V.
We have much to celebrate as Spirit’s Edge and as a Mystery School. Spirit’s Edge is a spiritual organization, born on Jan. 1, 2010 in a working by my coven. Our first quasi-public ritual was held May 2012. Our community called Spirit’s Edge: A Seeker’s Salon was founded on Hekate’s Feast Day Aug. 13, 2012. Soon after, at Mabon 2012, Spirit’s Edge started its ongoing, continuous run of public sabbat rituals. Our Mystery School was announced June 2013, and our first WSM I & II classes began November 2013. For several years, we had two sections of WSM I as well. Spirit’s Edge took its full name of Spirit’s Edge Shamonial Temple in February 2014.
In Love & Light,
Kassia S. Morgan
Founder, Minister & High Priestess,
Spirit’s Edge Shamonial Temple, Tradition & Mystery School