The Blackfeather Mystery School is a foundational, full-spectrum training in Empowered Witchcraft developed through the collaboration of a mystic witch and a spiritworker. This training is focused on reducing self-sabotage while providing a solid grounding in magickal theory, dedicant practices, mysticism, spellcasting and ritual work, beginning spiritwork, journeywork and much more. This Mystery School is a synthesis and outgrowth of more than 20 years in the art and practice of witchcraft, and threads the needle between the structure of traditional witchcraft and the freedom of mysticism. Blackfeather is designed to create a safe, strong structure for the cultivation of mystical experiences for personal growth. We will be developing techniques that come from witchcraft, Wicca, spiritwork, personal experience, and gnosis – contact with and knowledge of spiritual mysteries.

The Instructors

Irene Glasse is a mystic witch based in Western Maryland.  She is an ordained minister, blogger, yoga teacher, musician (Revel Moon, Cassandra Syndrome, Imbolc Fire, Kindred Crow), and a former Marine with a background in journalism. She is a longtime teacher of witchcraft, meditation, and magick in the mid-Atlantic.  She has performed, taught workshops, and led rituals at many festivals and conferences over the years, including but not limited to the Sacred Space Conference, Twilight Covening, EarthSpirit’s Rites of Spring, Fertile Ground Gathering, the Shenandoah Midsummer Festival, and more.  She taught long term witchcraft courses at Esoterica in Leesburg, VA (now closed), and now does so through the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.  Irene is the main organizer of the Frederick Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (Frederick CUUPS), offering events, rituals, classes and workshops to a large, vibrant community, including the Frederick, MD, Pagan Pride Day, a large regional Pride event that draws upwards of 600 people.  She also recently joined the board of Sacred Space Conference, the premier annual esoteric conference on the East Coast for intermediate to advanced practitioners.  Irene writes a weekly blog that reaches a readership of roughly 2,000. She performs readings, healings, pastoral counseling services, magickal and ritual work, guided study and more, both in-person and remotely through her website, www.GlasseWitchCottage.com.  Irene has been a practicing witch for 35 years and a teacher of witchcraft for 17 of them. She has been a full-time professional witch since October of 2018. 

Caine Dreamwalker, once an officer in a prison, is now a sworn priest of The Morrigan who walks a path of Primal Magic. A massage therapist and shaman, Caine’s life is dedicated wholly to the practice of healing arts. He received his calling, nearly a decade ago, amidst the chaos of both a divorce and the process of recovering from a broken spine. That upheaval set him down a road of deep self-discovery, during which he has come to find himself standing alongside his spirit sister and co-creator Irene Glasse. Through her encouragement, Caine has begun to put words and even some semblance of organization to the wildness that is his particular flavor of spirituality. A true believer of the power of our Primal nature, Caine seeks constantly to explore and refine techniques that encourage healing, growth, and connection by way of tapping directly into those things that are raw, untamed, and powerful. It is his deepest wish that this path, which has so helped him find peace and strength during his most wounded moments, can help others rekindle the fires within.

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