Fairy Witchcraft On-Line Intensive:
Taught by Morgan Daimler & Vyviane Armstrong
Hosted by Land Sea Sky Travel
September 4 – October 30, 2019
Wednesdays 8 – 10pm EST
Fairies, Other Crowd, The Gentry, The Good Folks. The subject of fairies in the Celtic cultures is a complex one. These semi-divine mysterious creatures are often seen in the lore walking alongside our Gods and ourselves, tempting us to their worlds and ways, but who are they? Join author Morgan Daimler on an eight-week course as we start to untangle the old lore and the native legends from Victorian fables to Pop Culture modern myths and misunderstandings.
Over this course, we wish to help you gain a solid grounding in the lore and legend of Fairy, with a good helping of academics too. We will also provide guidance on how to have safer interactions with them. Our course will be composed of lectures, lived experiences, hands-on experimental practices, making tools, and finally ending in a Samhain Storytelling party around the Aos Sidhe.
This course is perfect for:
- Existing fans of Morgan Daimler’s four books on this subject: Fairies: A Celtic Guide To Celtic Fair Folk, Traveling The Fairy Path, Fairycraft, and Fairy Witchcraft, and who are looking for a deep dive and one-on-one teaching to refine their understanding.
- Pagan and polytheists who are curious if working with the Othercrowd is for them.
- Primal Witchcraft Practitioners looking to ground their practise in academics, deep wisdom, and old lore of the Othercrowd.
- Solitary practitioners looking to build community around their fairy practices and beliefs.
What Are Fairies? Understanding the Other Crowd in Context
Trucking with Fairies: Fairy Etiquette and having safer interactions
What is Fairy Witchcraft? Fairies and Witches
Holy Days and Sacred Space: Rituals in Fairy Witchcraft
What Do Fairies Eat? Guide to Offerings and Home Shrines & Altars
Wild Witchcraft – rooting your practice in locality
The Fairy Courts, Queens, and Gods
What the Ballad Material Teaches Us
Stories of the Fairy and Farewell Party
Included in the Course
This course consists of seven classes, plus a final Samhain Storytelling online party and wrap-up class. The classes run an hour and a half, with an additional half hour allowed for questions and discussion. The classes will be recorded, and you can view the class recordings the following day. Q&A sessions are not recorded for privacy reasons.
The classes are scheduled for 8 PM – 10 PM EST each Wednesday from September 4th to October 30th.
Students will have access to a private Slack channel for class discussion, supplementary activities, additional reading, and other communications.
Some bonus materials will be provided for people to work on at home during the course:
- Introducing yourself to the Good People
- Guided Meditation to Meet Your Fairy Guide
- Making Protective Charms
- Making fairy witchcraft tools and a travel kit
Expectations of Students
Students may do as little or as much extra study as they wish between courses. To maximize your learning, we suggest you allow for at least one hour a week of homework and hands-on practice.
We will be doing several optional tool making projects. You can spend as little or as much as you want on those components. We will be making a traveling altar kit, a wand, and protection charms. Below is a list of suggested materials for those projects:
- Branch or wand
- small box or bag for the traveling altar
- natural ribbons or yarn
Specific details and supplies will be discussed in class and on our Slack forum.
The classes will be run using Zoom video conferencing software. Due to the nature of the class and slides, we recommend you join us via a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Participants will need headphones and microphone if they choose to use voice to interact during discussion time.
Working directly with the OtherCrowd and any magic has an inherent danger to it. As such we recommend a solid grounding in the lore and some basic training in grounding, guides, cleansing before going into the supplementary materials. Morgan and Vyviane can help you with that and we highly recommend you stay in touch with the class or instructors if you run into any challenges.
This course and all Land, Sea, Sky Travel events are held in accordance to our hospitality statement.
Morgan Daimler has been a witch since the early 90’s and entangled with the Good People longer than that. Morgan has taught classes on the subject of fairies and Irish mythology across the United States, online, and internationally, beginning in 2000. This subject is both a passion to research as well as a lived experience for them. Morgan has written various articles and books on the subject, including the forthcoming New Fairies Dictionary.
Vyviane Armstrong will be handling the event logistics, helping lead online discussion, and teaching just a bit as needed.
Vyviane Armstrong has been event planning and arranging sacred site tours since 1999, with a special focus on Goddess and Sacred Site pilgrimages in North America, UK, and Ireland. She has worked with non-profits for over twenty years, assisting with their event planning, and cooking at events for groups. Vyviane is well trained in Otherworld journeying, group facilitation, and has a devoted Irish and Welsh Polytheism practice.
Costs & Payments
The cost of this event is set on a sliding scale to make it as accessible as possible. We have set the price for eight weeks of coursework, hand-outs, a private Slack group where you can post your work between sessions and ask questions. We ask you pay $250 – $500 USD total. Space is limited! Please provide a non-refundable $100 deposit to hold your space. The full amount is due by August 22, 2020.
Choose honestly where you think you fall in that scale. Please keep in mind that the profits of this go towards supporting two small businesses run by polytheists, and your support goes directly to us and our families. This is a full time job for both Morgan and Vyviane. The profits also help fund at least one full scholarship position for this class.
We will have at least one full scholarship position for this event. To apply, please email email@example.com, explaining why you would like the scholarship, and how it would impact your life. Scholarship applications must be received no later than August 15th. You will hear back from us by August 22.
Classes are available as one-off classes for $40 per class. This price includes both a ticket to the live class and access to the recording afterward. The October 30th class is a storytelling party for the course participants and is not available as a one-off.
If you would like a recording of our all-day Fairy Lore Shenanigans conference with five presentations and one storytelling session with Seo-Helrune you may purchase it at this time for the reduced costs of $35 USD. Includes Morgan Daimler’s Origin of Fairy Class, Dr. Jenny Butler’s Fairy Lore and Landscape, Addy Street’s Mermaids and Monsters, Lorna Smithers presentations on Gwyn-Ap-Nudd King of Annwn and Shane Broderick on Irish Folk Lore.