House of Blackthorn



Today there are a magical people who feel a kinship with the ancient tales of Celtic lore and legend. They are drawn to the Old Ways of magic and enchantment, ancient beliefs and practices that pre-date any concept of Wicca. They embrace both the Dark and the Light, recognizing that true strength comes from overcoming adversity, trial and struggle. These mystical folk find power and wisdom in the natural world, in the philosophy of Druidry, and in the practices of Celtic Mysticism and Old World Witchcraft. The stone circles and misty moors are calling out, beckoning those who will listen and discover their secrets of times long past. These are a people who walk between the worlds, weaving their magic along the paths of the Seen and the Unseen. Who are these mystical people? In the House of Blackthorn tradition, they are identified as the Draighean: the Blackthorn Druid Witch. The Draighean path is one of Nature, Magic and Healing.

Private training in the Ways of the Draighean: Blackthorn Druid Witchcraft is offered twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring, for those who can travel or live in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. There are thirteen (13) monthly lessons taught in-person. This is currently only a private training, however, not everyone who seeks training has access to a private teacher. For this reason, the entire training will eventually be available in book form for those who wish to self-study. While this is in no way a substitute for private in-person training, those who feel drawn to the ways of the Draighean but cannot travel will be able to learn it on their own.

Draighean is the Irish-Gaelic word for Blackthorn.

Topics include: Witchcraft, Druidry, Celtic Magic, Circle Casting, Ritual Structure & Leadership, Creating a Personal Altar, Sacred Space, Gods and Goddesses of Celtic Lore and Legend, Meditation and Creative Visualization, Magical Theory and Practice, Spellcasting, Divination, Animal and Tree Lore, Crystals, Magical Herbs and Plants, Candles and Essential Oils, Energy Healing, Magical Spirituality and Community Service.

Develop a strong foundation for your personal practice and learn the ways of the Draighean: Blackthorn Druid Witch.

Training for new students begins September 2016 and March 2017.

Cost is $25 for each monthly lesson.