A History of Witchcraft

A History of Witchcraft

Course Tutor: Wort Moon

Number of Lesson Modules: 12

Level: Suitable for beginners and all levels

Prerequisites: None

Cost: £12 unlimited access

Course Details:

Witchcraft, of one variety or another, has been with us ever since humans first banded together. Simple sorcery, such as setting out offerings to appease and gain the favour of spirits or using charms for protection, can be found in almost all traditional societies. 

This fascinating and in-depth course explores the historical roots and development of the belief in witchcraft from prehistoric times right through to the modern day. It makes essential learning for those wishing to follow the Craft today in order to understand how and why modern witchcraft practices and beliefs have come about.

By the end of the course you will:

Course Modules:

Lesson 1 - The Roots of Witchcraft

Lesson 2 - The Celtic Influence

Lesson 3 - Witchcraft & the Early Christian Period

Lesson 4 - The Early Modern Era

Lesson 5 - The Burning Times

Lesson 6 - The Modern Period

Lesson 7 - The Romantic Age

Lesson 8 - Gerald Gardner - The Father of Modern Witchcraft

Lesson 9 - The Birth of Wicca

Lesson 10 - Growth & Development

Lesson 11 - Nature Based Spirituality

Lesson 12 - Witchcraft Today

Course requirements & additional resources:

Students need access to a computer or devise that meets the system requirements. For details concerning computer and browser requirements go to: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-Basics-Guide/What-are-the-browser-and-computer-requirements-for-Canvas/ta-p/66

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• View grades and course content

• Submit assignments

• Keep track of course work with to do list and calendar

• Send and receive messages 

Text books and additional materials are not required for this course. Links to additional resources and recommended book titles have been provided but are not essential for completion. 

Assessment & Accreditation

Each module is accompanied by a short, multiple choice quiz to test your understanding of the course work covered in each unit. All the information you need to complete each assessment can be found in the lesson presentation. You are allowed up to 3 attempts per quiz and there is no time limit. 

The Enchanted Moon Academy is a service provided by the Wytch Moon Tradition as part of their commitment to helping others access quality information and training on magical and Craft related matters. See our 'Path Training' page for more information with regards to coven based training. Completion of this course counts as 1 credit towards The Path of Earth.