WOTC School of Witchcraft Information

STUDENT HANDBOOK

You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student or coven member.

 Fees:

The Novice Course fee is $40.00 USD. $10.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $9.50 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

The Adept Course is $50.00 USD. $10.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $9.50 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

Payment Plans are available if you cannot pay your course fee all at once.

For Novice Course: The payment plan consists of 3 payments plus $2.00 surcharge. Your 1st payment of $10.00 USD must be paid when you send in your application and request for a payment plan. If your application and request for a payment plan is accepted your 2nd payment of $11.00 USD is due when you receive your 4th lesson and before we will send out your 5th lesson, and the 3rd payment of $11.00 USD is due when you receive your 8th lesson and before we will send out your 9th lesson. For a total course fee of $32.00 USD.

For Adept Course:  The payment plan consists of 3 payments plus $2.00 surcharge. Your 1st of $10.00 USD must be paid when you send in your application and request for a payment plan. If your application and request for a payment plan is accepted your 2nd payment of $16.00 USD is due when you receive your 3rd lesson and before we will send out your 4th lesson, and the 3rd  payment of $16.00 USD is due when you receive your 5th lesson and before we will sent out your 6th lesson . For a total course fee of $42.00 USD.

If payment plan is needed, follow the instructions below:

Write to us explaining in detail why you are requesting a payment plan. Payment plan explanation for both courses will be reviewed on a person by person basis by Lady Beltane and Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft Elders. The final decision to grant a payment plan will be made by Lady Beltane after she reads each Elders recommendation for granting the payment plan or not to. You will receive an email within 3 days telling you whether your request for a payment plan has been granted or not.

The fees for both novice and adept courses cover all lessons, Coven Gatherings, Open Chats, and 1 on 1 help from Lady Beltane and/or our coven Elders, helping to keep this website and chat room going. The Adept course is 2 years and 1 day long the course fee covers everything for the first year of study. Second year Adepts will be required to pay the $30.00 coven membership fee due on the date they began their Adepts studies. This amount will be prorated quarterly based on the annual coven membership fee that is due annually every November 1st

The course fee for novices or adepts is nonrefundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of the study level you are at.

Use DONATE button on Homepage to paid for your application payment, class fees or coven membership, please. Thank you!

Course Expectations: 

The lessons for all levels are like bricks in the foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not lay them in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation if there is than your magick may not be being done safely and you could hurt yourself, someone or something else somewhere in the universe.

We expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to us by their due date. Lady Beltane will then review your lesson and email you back with any corrections that need to be made and/or if further research is needed on any of the questions or any comments they have about answers. If there are corrections to be made you will have to email these answers in for review by an Elder. After your current lesson is completely finished, we will email you the next lesson.

Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it. Always remember the only rule of The Craft/The Old Ways/Witchcraft traditions is An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

All Adept lesson have a specific due date and will not be accepted for review by Lady Beltane or the Priestess or Priest of Heart’s Spirit Coven. If sent in before the lesson’s due date they will just sit in the school’s email inbox until their due date. After your lesson is reviewed and if any further information requested is also reviewed you will receive an email with comments from whomever reviewed your lesson. The next lesson will be emailed to you when your current lesson is finished.

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in every week, which is fine, you have to send a short email every week you do not turn in a lesson no matter which course you are in.  Just so we know you are still interested in studying with WOTC School of Witchcraft . It can be very short, just a hi will do, but you must let us know.

If we do not hear from you for three weeks in a row, we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove your email address from the email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen if possible, email us or have another person email us that you are sick, there has been a family emergency, or just had a baby, etc. For these reasons we will keep your email address for three more weeks for a total of six weeks before deleting you completely. If this happens please write to us or ask someone to write for you so we know you are still interested and if the coven can be of any help.

If at any time during your study level you chose to quit studying with us, we would appreciate an email letting us know you are exiting the classes and coven. We will need an email telling us you no longer want to study with us and a reason as to why you are quitting. As it might be a simple reason and we might be able to work something out to keep you studying with us.

Remember course fees are nonrefundable.

Lady Beltane is available by email or to meet on Skype if you need help with a lesson or have any questions about The Craft. These meetings, when at all possible, should be set up a minimum of three days in advance. She will try to answer all students’ emails within three days of receiving them.

All students have to check the WOTC website at least once a week for a post you want to read. You must leave at least one comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft.

All lessons and spells are Copyright 1980-2025© by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors expressed written permission.

We do not write spells or do spells or hexes or curses or rituals or any other type of magick for anyone so please do not email us asking us to do any of these. If you do your email will wind up in Spam and then deleted.

Application to Study as a Novice with WOTC School of Witchcraft

Please answer all the questions as thoroughly and from a place of your truth.

Have you read the Student/Coven Members Handbook? Answer Yes or No

If your answer is No please read it before starting on this application.

How old are you?

Where do you live? State or Country Only

What is the main reason you want to join Heart’s Spirit Coven as a novice witch? Please answer with a minimum of a 500-word essay.

Are you formally studying other pagan paths at the moment or in the past and what is your motivation to do so? If your answer is yes then please answer in detail.

Have you ever or do you now practice any type of dark magick? If the answer is yes please thoroughly explain why you studied it or why you are studying it now. We will not accept an active practitioner of dark/black magick into our school and/or coven

Are you prepared to contribute to the wellbeing and uphold the sanctity of the coven and if so how? (i.e respecting the other students/coven members, the coven High Priestess/Priestess/Priest, the other/students/coven members privacy, etc).

What is the main reason you want to study witchcraft and pagan spirituality through Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft? Please answer with a minimum of a 500-word essay

Will you continue studying with Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft even if you get bored and/or tired of how fast you do your lessons or because of their content? Please explain your answer thoroughly

If you decide to quit studying with us for whatever reason will you still keep the other students and coven member’s identity a secret after you move on? Please explain your answer thoroughly

If you decide to quit studying with us for whatever reason will you still keep the initiations and other closed coven gathering rituals a secret? Please explain your answer thoroughly

Are you willing to question the High Priestess or any of the other Elders if you feel they are doing and/or saying things that may hurt another coven member, and/or student and/or the coven as a whole? Please explain your answer thoroughly

What is your feeling about the phrase ” In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust “? Please explain your answer thoroughly

This completed application and along with your essay answers need to be accompanied with a $10.00 USD donation. Use the DONATE button on witchesofthecraft.com Homepage. If you are accepted as a student in WOTC School of Witchcraft the $10.00 USD will go towards your $50.00 USD course fee.

If you are not accepted you receive a refund of $9.50 because of the fees PayPal charges us for transactions.

Once Lady Beltane has review your application, which usually takes 3 to 5 days, you will receive either a letter of acceptance or one of non-acceptance into the school. If she decides to turn your application down she will send an email explaining why we did not accept you and the date we refunded your $9.50 USD. If you are accepted the balance of $40.00 USD for the novice course fee must be paid before you receive your first lesson.

Application to Study as an Adept with WOTC School of Witchcraft

What is the main reason you want to join this coven? Please answer with at least a 500-word essay.

Are you formally studying other paths at the moment and what is your motivation to do so?

Are you prepared to contribute to the wellbeing and up hold the sanctity of the coven and if so how? (i.e respecting its members, it’s hierarchy and its privacy).

What is the main reason you want to study The Craft with this coven? Please answer with at least a 500-word essay

Will you stick to the coven even if it gets bored and tiresome to you? Please explain your answer

If not will you keep the coven membership a secret after you move on? Please explain your answer

How long have you been practicing witchcraft?

Who have you been studying witchcraft with?
Do you follow a specific tradition?
Have you ever or do you now practice any type of dark magick?
Do you promise to follow the direction of the High Priestess and the Council of Elders?

Are you willing to question the High Priestess or the other Elders if you feel they are doing and/or saying things that may hurt another coven member, a novice, an adept and/or the coven as a whole? Please explain your answer

What is your feeling of the phrase ” In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust “? Please explain your answer

Do you know how to safely cast a sacred circle? Please explain how it is done

What is the Wheel of The Year? Please explain it and give us the names and dates of celebrating the Sabbats

What is an Esbat? Please explain

Have you ever called the Watchtowers? Please explain your answer

Have you read the Student/Coven Guidelines Handbook? Answer Yes or No

If your answer is No please read it before submitting this application.

Do you have any questions about any of the expectations we have of you being a student of WOTC School of Witchcraft.

This application and your essays need to be accompanied with a $10.00 USD payment. Use the DONATE button on witchesofthecraft.com Homepage. If you are accepted as a student in the WOTC School of Witchcraft the $10.00 USD will go towards your $60.00 course fee. If you are not accepted you receive a refund of $9.50 because of the fees PayPal chares us for transactions. You will also receive an email detailing why you were not accepted as an adept student or the novice course lessons you will need to take to be accepted in the adept course. The cost for individual novice lessons is $4.00 each. The reminder of of $50.00 for your adept course has to be paid in full before you receive your first lesson.

Any questions email Lady Beltane at ladybeltane@aol.com