Spiritual Lineages & Training

I’ve been practicing spiritual worker and diviner for well over a decade, and have been a professional practitioner for just as long.

My background in the magical and occult arts is extensive, well-rounded, and getting a bit hard to track at this point. Outside of my own scholarly research and specific course working, I am a spirit-led practitioner: my relationship and ability to communicate directly with the spirits I work with, and to burn my own fingers on my craft, will (almost) always trump a book or other resource, with some exceptions (I will never claim a title, authority, or lineage I have no rights to.) I strive to learn about cultural traditions that are not ethnically my own through primary source materials (when possible), oral transmission & direct accounts, and through traditional observation with direct oversight from the community of origin.

Active learning and service-oriented learning works well for me and is how I have accumulated my body of knowledge + wisdom. I use the variety of avenues and tools available to me as a practitioner to engage in ongoing learning, and complement this with practical skills and training to support making my talents practical and effective.

PRIMARY SPIRITUAL & MAGICAL PATHS

  • Feri Craft (Predota Lineage)

  • Traditional Witchcraft

  • Luciferian Daemonolatry

  • Rootwork/Conjure/Hoodoo

  • Earthseed Philosophy

  • Chaos Animism

  • Quimbanda & Umbanda


OTHER SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES & MAGICAL PATHS

  • Familial (Non-Orthodox) Vodou

  • Pan-Germanic Folkways & Heathenism

  • Reform & Humanist Judaism & Jewish Mysticism

  • Greco-Roman-Egyptian Sorcery/Theurgy


TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

This section does not include the countless hours of research and active practice of my craft(s) and skills. It simply documents some – but not all – of my formal training as a magical practitioner. Some of these are self-guided courses that I have worked through in full on my own. Bolded listings were directly supervised. This does not include the hours of hands-on work, the extensive reading I’ve done, or my work in private with information and instruction I’ve received through direct gnosis.

  • Oral Teaching & Instruction (FT Vodou; Hoodoo/Conjure) – L. Abdullah

  • Oral Teaching & Instruction (Hoodoo/Conjure) – L. MacDonald

  • Oral Teaching & Instruction (Feri) – E. Predota

  • Worldwalking & Land Spiritism – Ms. Flora

  • Usui & Tibetan Reiki Levels I, II, III – Naware Danaus

  • Usui Reiki Levels I, II, III – L. Powers

  • Psychic Development Training – L. Wechtenhiser

  • Psychic & Mediumship Development Training – K. Hager

  • Curanderismo: Traditional Healing in the Southwest & Mexico – University of New Mexico

  • Elemental Energy Clearing Practitioner & Facilitator Training – M. Potter

  • Astrology for Beginners – Benebell Wen

  • Tarot as a Tool for Craft – Benebell Wen

  • I Ching and the Practitioner – Benebell Wen

  • Spirit Keeper’s Tarot & Holistic Tarot Courses – Benebell Wen

  • Tarot and Shadow Work for Activating Craft – Benebell Wen

  • Strategic Business Sorcery – Jason Miller

  • Strategic Sorcery Course – Jason Miller

  • Divination 101 – Fabeku Fatunmise

  • Hypersigils 101 – Fabeku Fatunmise

  • Quareia Training (in progress, since 2018) – Josephine McCarthy & Frater Acher

  • Healthy Boundaries for Kind People Facilitator Training (in progress, since 2016) – R. Buckley

  • 4 Skills of Radical Relating (in progress, since 2016) – Dr. J. McCabe

  • Active Listener Certification & Helper Skill Supplements – 7 Cups of Tea.org

  • Psychological First Aid – NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma

  • Skills for Psychological Recovery – NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma