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« Topic Start: November 27, 2007, 09:45:30 am »

Hey I just was checking out this Wicca school and was curious if anyone had heard of it...Its called Magicka School.....


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« Reply #1: November 27, 2007, 09:49:25 am »

Hey I just was checking out this Wicca school and was curious if anyone had heard of it...Its called Magicka School.....

The name doesn't ring a bell with me personally, although I'm not up on the various schools and things very much so that's not surprising.  Do they have a web site that we could look at?  That might ring a bell with people who might have heard of it, but just don't remember the name.
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« Reply #2: November 27, 2007, 01:51:39 pm »

The name doesn't ring a bell with me personally, although I'm not up on the various schools and things very much so that's not surprising.  Do they have a web site that we could look at?  That might ring a bell with people who might have heard of it, but just don't remember the name.
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http://www.magickaschool.com
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« Reply #3: November 27, 2007, 02:03:50 pm »


It looks like it might be worth a shot, for the free courses. I would be VERY CAREFUL if you were going to spend any money on anything like this. If you DO want to shell out the bucks, DEFINITELY try the free membership first. (And, if they actually deliver what they promise, it looks like the free membership is actually pretty good. Way more than I've seen offered elsewhere.)

I would remember, though, that most of these places don't teach anything that can't be found elsewhere, with a little research. The free membership would be great for having everything in one place and a "curriculum". But other than that, I don't see the point.

Also, online schools are notorious for turning out "paper priestesses" with no real useful background. Yes, you learn the history/paperwork end of it. But just because you can describe to a T how to cast a circle, doesn't mean you can actually DO it. Not that the online schools don't have their place...but they are not the "be all and end all" of study!
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« Reply #4: November 27, 2007, 02:04:55 pm »

Hey I just was checking out this Wicca school and was curious if anyone had heard of it...Its called Magicka School.....


~~Ethan~~

I looked at the website because I had never heard of it either, and I think it looks okay. My main concern was it'd be some sort of scam website, where you'd have to pay so much money for a course. But since they have an option to take free classes, I think it'd be okay to take a class. Just remember to check their sources and do more research beyond what they present to you. I think courses are a good thing, but I'm always cautious about any information that's presented to me.
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« Reply #5: November 27, 2007, 03:39:58 pm »

It looks like it might be worth a shot, for the free courses. I would be VERY CAREFUL if you were going to spend any money on anything like this. If you DO want to shell out the bucks, DEFINITELY try the free membership first. (And, if they actually deliver what they promise, it looks like the free membership is actually pretty good. Way more than I've seen offered elsewhere.)

I would remember, though, that most of these places don't teach anything that can't be found elsewhere, with a little research. The free membership would be great for having everything in one place and a "curriculum". But other than that, I don't see the point.

Also, online schools are notorious for turning out "paper priestesses" with no real useful background. Yes, you learn the history/paperwork end of it. But just because you can describe to a T how to cast a circle, doesn't mean you can actually DO it. Not that the online schools don't have their place...but they are not the "be all and end all" of study!


Cheesy thank you guys...i was just going to take the free courses as it will allow me to have some kindof history lesson on itand i can learn to understand Wicca better=/
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« Reply #6: December 25, 2007, 08:55:03 pm »


Cheesy thank you guys...i was just going to take the free courses as it will allow me to have some kindof history lesson on itand i can learn to understand Wicca better=/

Hmm, I am usually very opposed to people paying money for religious learning.

I'd just use the free courses and the message board. If they really seem like it would be worthwhile I might shell out the cash. It's awfully expensive though!
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« Reply #7: December 25, 2007, 11:02:10 pm »

Hey I just was checking out this Wicca school and was curious if anyone had heard of it...Its called Magicka School.....

I just looked through their free stuff.  Nothing particularly inaccurate, but nothing particularly useful either.  They use Hutton as a primary source (good for them), but they call Starhawk's tradition "Wicca" (which it ain't).  Their suggested exercises are barely fleshed out.  There are no "whys".  Just very basic how-tos.  Oh, and credentials/lineage, please?  Who are these people?  The "About Us" section talks mostly about their purchase of a villa in Tuscany.   Huh  So...ones ability to purchase Italian real estate qualifies one to teach?

There seems to be no oversight, aside from the forum, for the beginner course.  This a quote from the "Research Project" section:

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As an initial project we suggest that you pick one or two of the traditions of Wicca or Witchcraft outlined above that catch your eye. Go on intuition; ask yourself which brand seems right for you.

Uh...yeah.  That's incredibly helpful.   Roll Eyes  Or you could just go read "Triumph of the Moon" and learn everything you'll learn in their course, minus the overly-simplistic descriptions of common practices.

Perhaps the for-pay stuff has more meat on its bones, but I wouldn't waste my cash based on their intro package.  Unless it includes a ticket to Tuscany.  Which would be sweetWink

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« Reply #8: December 26, 2007, 03:46:52 am »



They describe traditions of Wicca as a brand? Smiley heh.

Is that really all the information one gets on a research project?  No 10,000 word limit? Cheesy
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« Reply #9: December 26, 2007, 07:53:49 am »

They describe traditions of Wicca as a brand? Smiley heh.

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« Reply #10: December 26, 2007, 11:11:31 am »

They describe traditions of Wicca as a brand? Smiley heh.

Is that really all the information one gets on a research project?  No 10,000 word limit? Cheesy

But dude, they live in Tuscany.  Tuscany!  Wink

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« Reply #11: December 27, 2007, 12:18:41 pm »

I just looked through their free stuff.  Nothing particularly inaccurate, but nothing particularly useful either.  They use Hutton as a primary source (good for them), but they call Starhawk's tradition "Wicca" (which it ain't). 

Hmmmm.....Their free course is actually much fuller than Yewberry implies.

I have run a coven now for over 10 years and we looked at Magicka School as we were considering using an On-line course to supplement our training materials.

Personally I was quite impressed, especially when you compare their Wicca courses with other Online material and they’re cheap too. Magicka School charges £2.50 ($5) a month for all their materials, compare that with Working Witches…

The courses provide footnote references, which allows students to check things for themselves and their research projects and exercises provide a useful guided frame for further study.

They have a lively large Forum as well…and the students on it love the courses. There’s not many sites out there that run courses and are brave enough to run a public Forum where they leave themselves wide open to criticism…

And they’re monthly ezine has carried interviews with some very well known Witches…

As for Starhawk, well she is a Wiccan and has created 2 CDs on the subject: Wicca for Beginners and Wiccan Rituals and Blessings…Check out her site for confirmation.

Don’t get me wrong though…I’m not an advocate for Magicka School. All I would say is try their free courses and decide for yourself….
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« Reply #12: December 27, 2007, 12:36:42 pm »

Hmmmm.....Their free course is actually much fuller than Yewberry implies.

The footnotes are straight out of "Triumph of the Moon".  I suggest people just read that very educational and somewhat entertaining book.

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« Reply #13: December 27, 2007, 12:42:34 pm »

The footnotes are straight out of "Triumph of the Moon".  I suggest people just read that very educational and somewhat entertaining book.

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[edited to add]  If Starhawk is now Wiccan, that's news to me.  Trad Wiccans have taken some pains to distance themselves from Reclaiming in the past, and I assumed she was still part of the Reclaiming tradition.
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« Reply #14: December 27, 2007, 03:15:30 pm »

Hey I just was checking out this Wicca school and was curious if anyone had heard of it...Its called Magicka School.....


~~Ethan~~

Did Ya'll hear about the Magick school in Canada?

Here

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/jan/06011809.html

Seems interesting, no?
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