Heritage Witchcraft Academy is an online school of authentic, traditional Witchcraft. We are proud to offer a free learning program. This means you can take the free classes, listen to the lectures and participate in the study-hall. All for free! Personal mentoring, initiation opportunities and extra benefits are offered for a modest support fee. Listen to the introductory lecture for more details.
Please note that as a school of historically authentic Witchcraft, we do not teach or cater to the beliefs of Wicca or Neo-Paganism.
Authentic Witchcraft is the primary textbook of Heritage Witchcraft Academy. It provides a comprehensive overview of the authentic, historical Witchcraft tradition. It is the best way to become quickly immersed in the academy.This book introduces students to the outer mysteries of the tradition as they prepare for initiation.
This book is available now by clicking on the picture. Please purchase it here because it helps to support the academy you do. Purchasing it elsewhere (including Amazon.com) does not.
It is also available in PDF format in the shop above.
The Fairy Faith is the second formal textbook of the academy. For advanced students, or for anyone interested in the brighter aspects of the tradition, this book explores the deeper, inner mysteries of the tradition with emphasis on the Faery themes on which authentic Witchcraft was built.
These two books can be read in order as you progress through your studies or both at once in order to fully grasp the historical and spiritual concept of the tradition as you study. This would greatly reduce your learning-curve and allow you to focus on the important aspects of your studies. Pre-order for hard-copy only. No PDF.
Traditional Witchcraft is atheistic, meaning it does not involve worship or gods. This may seem counter-intuitive to those who have been exposed to Wicca and Neo-Paganism which are heavily influenced by revisionist history. Witchcraft, by its very nature is non-religious in that the true Witch seeks to determine his or her own path in life without the need for deities.
The underlying beliefs of authentic Witchcraft comprise a world-view known as animism; from Latin anima meaning "soul” or life". The tenets of animism are rooted the earliest spiritual ideals conceived by modern humans more than 200,000 years ago. The fundamental ideology of animism is that there is no separation between the spiritual and physical worlds and that all things, living or not, have spirits.
While traditional Witchcraft does not involve the worship of deities, the overall theme of the tradition is that every Witch has a spirit-lover of the opposite gender who acts as a guide and interface to the spirit world. The development of this relationship is deeply profound as the spirit-companion is thought to represent one's own gender-opposite soul. The roots of this tradition date back thousands of years to many ancient cultures including Sumer, Rome, Greece, and the British isles. The theme of the spirit-romance is evidenced by the stories of Inanna, Cupid and Psyche, Tamlin, Thomas the Rhymer, Oisin and the personal testimonies of accused witches throughout history.
0. You MUST be 18 or older! Or 21 in countries where that is legal adulthood!
1. Create an account. Listen to the orientation lecture.
2. Read and agree to the Student Protection policy.
3. Complete your profile and say hello in the study hall (not just in your profile).
5. Start reading and listen to audio lectures to go along with the book chapters.
6. Watch recorded classes Found here.
7. Read every post in the study hall/forum. Ask questions, leave notes.
8. Review the recordings of any missed classes and take the next class available to you.
9. Participate in the discussions. (very important)
10. Throughout, follow along and participate in the learning process.
11. If you desire to participate in the initiation program view the syllabus here.
Note: For a small fee you can get personal mentoring that helps you along with additional insight and course materials only available to students.
For a one-time fee of $65.00, students receive additional materials that are not available to non-subscribers.
Benefits of subscription include:
To enroll as a subscribing student, visit the enrollment page