Blackfeather Mystery School: The Magpie Training is a foundational, full-spectrum training in empowered witchcraft. It focuses on reducing self-sabotage while providing a solid grounding in magickal theory, devotional practices, mysticism, spellcasting and ritual work, beginning spirit work, journeywork and much more. The text helps readers build a strong, safe structure for the cultivation of mystical experiences for personal growth. It can be approached as a training course complete with exercises to practice, journaling prompts, and homework, or it can be used as a supplementary source of information and skill development for practitioners who are interested in a particular area of content. Blackfeather is a synthesis and outgrowth of over 20 years in the art and practice of witchcraft and threads the needle between the structure of traditional witchcraft and the freedom of mysticism.
Irene is a mystic witch, 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 co-founder of the Blackfeather Mystery School, and 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, EarthSpirit’s Twilight Covening and Rites of Spring, Fertile Ground Gathering, the Shenandoah Midsummer Festival, and more.
Caine Dreamwalker, once an officer in a prison, is now a sworn priest of The Morrigan who walks a path of Primal Magic. With Irene, Caine co-founded the Blackfeather Mystery School. A massage therapist and spirit worker, Caine's life is dedicated wholly to the practice of healing arts. 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.