Dragon Magick Courses

Today, I am going to post a Basic Dragon Lore Course. The course is written by one of my favorite Pagan writers, Crick. I run into his work on Witchvox and just couldn’t get enough of his writings. He is an excellent teacher, very smart and very wise. He is a very genuine writer, you can feel his honesty and sincerity coming through his writings. So I am very grateful that he has given us permission to use his work. The following is a brief bio of Crick. I hope you enjoy his work just as much as I always have………….

Well, I will try to keep this as short as possible. I was born into a Irish family one generation removed from our family roots in Ireland itself.
I started on the path of witchcraft in 1960 while living on a farm near Sparta Tennessee. My first introduction to the Craft was by way of learning simple herb lore and folk magic.
Faery lore was so ingrained into our family beliefs that it was second nature to our way of life.
I stayed within the family clan until circa 1975, at which time I moved to West Germany and became an associate member of a witchcraft coven there until my return to the US in the summer of 1978.
I would like to point out that during the 1970’s, my mother had also left the family clan and became involved with a closed coven that specialized in Astrology and the Tarot. She was a minor celebrity at the time and was frequently given free passage on cruise ships plying the waters between Florida and the Bahamas. In fact, if you took such a trip during that time and had a reading done, chances are she was the one who gave you the reading.
Anyway, upon my return to the states I decided to continue on the path as a solitaire. As part of this decision, I was back in the US for about three days, when I stuck my thumb out and left on a chatauqua that lasted 8 months.
Upon my return from this spiritual journey I began to associate anonymously with the Neo Pagan community as a solitaire.
In the years to follow, I quietly started to teach various aspects of the mystical arts that were not covered by the Neo Pagan agenda. Over the years I have become quite adept at topics such as crystals, runes , tarot, chakras and so on. Some folks see me as a master of Herbalism and Geomancy, however these are topics that are as natural to me as breathing.
On July 3rd. 2003, I was Certified as a Usui Ryoko, Reiki/Seichim Master, by way of the reknown, Carol Strong who is 11th. in lineage from Dr Mikao Usui. She now resides in Perth Australia.
On Beltain 2000, I originated and became the High Priest of Whispering Woods coven which has since morphed into the Whispering Woods clan with representation in New York, Missouri, Maryland and Pennsylvania. I retired as the HP in 2010 and from then till now, have since served as the Senior Elder.
During the summer of 2002, I was offered a 2nd. degree with a 3rd. degree in the offering, by the Alexandrian Wiccans. A position that I politely turned down due to personal reasons.
Over the years I have written just over 300 articles and poems which have been published in Green Egg, Pan Gaia, Crystal Caverns, Witchvox and so forth.
Also over the years I have been involved in more community offerings and projects then I care to mention here. A few of my favorites was the Helping Hand food pantry, the first Pagan Family Day in MD., and a county park in Howard county MD. where we donated and planted 100 trees.
In all of the years that I have been teaching, I have never charged a dime, and in addition, have composed around 13 pagan related courses which can be found at http://whisperingwood.homestead.com/Free-courses.html
The Whispering Woods site has been on line since 2000 CE.
The greatest influences in my life in regards to mysticism are my Grandparents; Shorty (Eldon) and Ina, Miss Bowie (a retired minister of a Christian mystical church, who passed through this realm in the late 1960’s), and my mentor who I shall simply call Ed, who started me on the path of Shamanism in 1999.
Due to his influence, I have experienced three vision quests over the years of which each was more difficult and spiritually insightful then the one before it.
At any rate, at the end of the day, I am simply Crick. Not a master of anything, but simply a curious student of life…  
After all of Crick’s accomplishments, my favorite comment comes at the end, “I am simply Crick.”