Learn to Communicate and Work with the Dead
More than any other type of spirit, it is working and communicating with the dead that elicits hesitation and fear. Yet necromancy is a grounded practice, based on an understanding that the end of life doesn’t mean the end of a person. It is a means of restoring continuity, of finding healing for ourselves by healing those who cannot heal themselves, of remembering those and that which our society tells us to ignore. Working with the dead will stretch your abilities as a witch while rewarding you with knowledge and experience that enable you to better appreciate how rich the world about you is—and how much more there is to life and death than that which you’ve been told.
Necromancy places the witch’s feet firmly within liminality, a bridge between the physical world and the spirit world. From this position, we are able to compel and conjure, to heal and clear, to depossess and to crossover. This work we do benefits the living and the dead as much as it benefits ourselves.
If you would stand as mediator between the worlds...
- develop a practical assemblage of skills and techniques to better equip you to handle a variety of situations that may arise in your work with the dead
- distinguish among varying categories of departed human spirits so you can anticipate requirements and adjust your work accordingly
- explore simple ways to communicate with the dead using folkloric and practical methods
- discover techniques for helping lingering dead to crossover, as well as for depossessing the dead from the living
Through 8 weekly lessons, you will explore the intricacies of working with the spirits of human dead from a folkloric and witchcraft perspective, rather than the ceremonial or sorcerous. Our focus is on the practical and the effective, using materials readily at hand and techniques based upon developed skill—skills which you will carefully cultivate and hone throughout the course with a series of targeted exercises. We will not cover the history nor tradition of working with the dead but instead will focus on equipping you to handle a variety of situations that may be encountered when working with the spirits of the departed.
Please note that this is course is not designed with the beginner witch in mind. It is recommended to have some experience with spirit work beforehand, however minimal. If you have previously taken Introduction to Spirit Work, Introduction to Ancestor Work, Be a Local Witch, Bone Magic, An Introduction to Spellcraft, A Witch's Guide to Ancestor Work, or Animist Witchcraft: Learning the Worldview of the Witch you will be sufficiently prepared to take this course (having previously taking any course is not required.)
This course is self-paced and conducted through email, with full support via email and discord (where you will also have access to a casual study group). There are no additional materials to purchase for this course.
8 Weekly Lessons Delivered by Email