A Two-Day (Virtual) Immersion
August 20th and 21st
The way of the word-witch is full of mist and muse. To write from the deep places in our psyche is to scry low in the hidden well of archetypal understanding and mythic intelligence. We write as Rite. We call to the Otherworld through poetry, verse, and story, inviting a creaturely language to come through us in imagery, symbols, and sensory knowing.
In this two-day, 4-part event, participants will explore techniques for wielding magickal writing as an everyday practice of calling to the Wild Unseen, for prophecy and divination, and in their embodied spell-crafting work. Five-times published author and Witch-Storyteller Danielle Dulsky will offer participants multiple tools and rituals for braiding writing, witchcraft, and “subtle energy intelligence” together, and all attendees will learn techniques for sharing this work with others if they feel called (You do not need to be a facilitator to take part in this class, however).
Space is very limited for this offering. You do not need to identify as a writer to take part; we are all poets, after all. You are welcome to join us live or listen to the recordings later. All recordings will be available for one-year following the event, or you can download them and keep them forever and ever.
Schedule of Events
11am-12:30pm ET:: Altars of Poetry: Foundational Tools for the Word-Witch
In the first session, participants will learn the skills of word-altar building, witnessing the Otherworld, sigil creation, “writing in rhythm,” working with mythic images, stories as spells, writing rituals, and “unlearning” our more confining academic lessons. Participants will receive replicable templates they can use in their personal writing practice and/or share with others if they feel called.
1pm-2:30pm ET:: Vitality Writing: Sourcing from the Cells
In the second session, Danielle will discuss the Celtic Cauldron system, body-prayer, and sourcing inspiration from the “subtle body.” This session includes personal vision work, moving pathworking experiences, and techniques for sparking vitality in the writer’s body. This session concludes with a discussion on how to integrate these embodied writing techniques into circle-work, bodywork, and movement classes for those who feel called to do so.
11am-12:30pm ET:: Communing with the World Tree: Mythic Writing as Spellcraft
In this third session, Danielle will offer tools and techniques for wielding the written word in manifestation, banishing, and healing spellwork. We will discuss the parallels between stories and spells, the power contained within archetypal images, and cast a communal spell for manifestation. This session includes discussion of facilitating simple spellwork through writing for those who feel called to offer these techniques to others.
1pm- 3pm ET: Way of the Word-Witch: Writing as Divination
In the final session, Danielle will offer a range of tools for prophetic writing, using poems as oracles, writing with dreamscapes and “elemental teachers,” and writing as a daily practice for walking in both worlds. Participants will learn how to divine within their own words, naming themselves both poet and prophet, and explore the possibility of creating their own “Word-Witch Devotional” if they feel called.
An optional sharing circle will take place from 3pm-3:30pm ET. Live participants can choose to stay on for this extended portion of the program (the sharing circle will not be recorded).
The full workshop is $333. Space is very limited, and registration will close once all spots have filled. There are NO REFUNDS for any reason. You will receive a link to the portal page and be able to access the event links on August 10th. If you are unable to join the class live, all recordings from the sessions will be posted on the portal page by the evening of 8/21. You will have access to all materials and recordings for three years or you can download them and keep them forever.
You will receive confirmation of your registration immediately after you sign up. The email invitation to the course portal will be sent on 8/10. If you register but do not receive the portal invitation email by 8/11, please check your spam folder then email us at TheHagSchool@Gmail.Com before 8/19.
Unless the event is canceled by us, there are no refunds for any reason. You are responsible for reaching out to us by 8/19 if you do not receive the email due to an unforeseen tech-hiccup. Please read our complete policies here.
Q. I do not consider myself a writer. Can I still do this?
A. Absolutely. All are welcome. There will be many levels of expression offered.
Q. I’m shy. Will I have to speak out loud or share?
A. No. There will be an optional sharing circle at the end of the final workshop as noted above. Beyond that, there will be a few invitations to share your experience but it is absolutely not mandatory.
Q. I can only make (x number) of the classes live. Is that ok?
A. Yes, you can attend as many as you like live or watch them later as recordings. You will have access to the recordings no matter what.
Q. I’m not very techie. How tech-savvy do I need to be to participate?
A. Not very. The sessions are offered through Zoom. You will simply click a link to join and enter the secret password.
Q. Can you help me get published?
A. Not in this particular class. If you are interested in traditional publishing, consider the longer writing intensives offered three times each year.
Q. Will you do this again?
A. I don’t answer this question. It’s my New Year’s Resolution (but I have no plans to do this again).
Q. My question isn’t here. How do I ask it?
A. Email us at Info@DanielleDulsky.Com
*If you feel very called to join but cannot afford the $333, please email us at Info@DanielleDulsky.Com
** The email will be sent to the email address you enter at registration. We are NOT responsible for bizarre cyber events that keep an email from arriving and/or getting opened. You are responsible for reaching out to us no later than 8/19 if you do not receive the email and wish to join us live.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS WRITING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
“Danielle’s memoir writing offering is a sacred gift for wild creatures with a story to tell. Danielle holds a safe, succulent container for untamed witches to find their voices, mine their truths, and write the long kept stories of their wild souls by way of guided visualization, spirit pathworking prompts, and communal witnessing. Memoir writing in this way is delicious, deep, and satisfying work held by Danielle’s exceptional witchy word magic and expertise.” ~ Heather D.I haven’t yet found my voice and I am not a writer…. at least that’s what I used to believe. Those were skills belonging to other gifted souls, not ones I yet possessed….or so I thought. Working with Danielle (who I believe is the greatest word witch of my time) and her methodology, I was able to find my voice, bring words to paper and tap into ideas/energies that begged to be shared. Writing for manifestation, gratitude, spellwork and creativity were brought forth from deep within and almost unrecognizable as my own. Her trust, guidance, generosity and acceptance (of you where you are on your journey), made this apprenticeship a bright light in a dark winter, and one my shadow crone will revisit often.” – Amy A.“Danielle’s writing mentorship has been such a gentle and supportive push in the right direction. Her writing prompts and invitations to ritual have helped me to see/feel writing as a process of bringing in Spirit/Inspiration from the beyond and from deep inside myself. They have pushed me deeper and helped be more honest in my writing. The meetings with her are always fun and her incites always surprise and delight me. She meets me right where I am and I so appreciate that. I am excited about my future writing journey and her support and enthusiasm are a big part of that! Also, now I feel writing is part of my own creative ritual, and that feels holy. I strongly recommend her mentorship!” – Ruchi J.“Having Danielle as a mentor for the writing apprenticeship has been unparalleled to any other creative experience. Her guidance in the ritual and craft of writing has helped to hone in my voice, give inspiration for discipline rather than an ordinary day to day routine and allowed an authenticity to spark. Danielle has a gift as a teacher and the way she so humbly offers herself as a guide on this path.” – Megan L.