Independent Study

All course fees are paid via PayPal or GooglePay to abelldelivers@gmail.com (or you can send as an Amazon gift card) and then everything will be delivered to your e-mail address of record.

Delivery is typically within 2 business days of our receipt of your payment. If more than 2 days has gone by and you haven’t heard from us, something went wrong and it’s time to e-mail us at abelldelivers@gmail.com pronto to figure out what happened. =)

Got questions about these courses? First, read through the course description to see if I’ve already answered that question. If not, email your inquiry to abelldelivers@gmail.com.

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Astrology Course for Beginners

$ 55 USD

Optional: + $10 customized add-on

This is a beginner’s course, albeit an intense one, on Western astrology, which will teach you how to read both a Placidus and a Whole Signs tropical chart. Taught primarily through a workbook set, you will gain a solid foundation in the study and have the skeleton and beginnings of your own astrology grimoire to show for it all. Producing your own astrology grimoire will be the main focus of the course and your “final project.” Videos of my talking head help you navigate your workbook. Although the course content itself is beginner level astrology, presuming no prior knowledge on the subject, the pedagogical approach is rigorous.

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I Ching and the Practitioner

$45 USD

As a package, you get a video lecture and workshop series, a copy of my translations and annotations of the I Ching Book of Changes, an I Ching Oracle Deck, and dozens of additional handouts and reference materials. This course teaches the following divination methods: (1) two forms of the yarrow stalk divination method, one of which will be applied later in spell-crafting instructions per traditional Taiwanese witchcraft, (2) rice grains divination, and (3) coin toss. The course takes decidedly occult leanings and includes a five-part “Occult I Ching” series. There is also a Facebook study and resource group set up to bring you an I Ching social collective.

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Tarot and Shadow Work for Activating Dynamic Power

$20 USD

We often hear about using tarot for shadow work. This course takes that concept a step further to address how tarot and shadow work can be utilized to cultivate dynamic personal power. The more personal power you wield, the greater likelihood of success you’ll enjoy in achieving your goals. The course addresses how to source power from five specific reservoirs within you, corresponding with the architecture and metaphysical framework of the tarot. In terms of tarot proficiency, this course will be suitable for novices, but the course content itself may be intense. Tarot, social psychology, chakra strengthening, self-reflection, personal ritual, spell-crafting, and basic East Asian Qi energy work will be covered.

Note: “Tarot and Shadow Work” was first offered during Tarot Summer School 2017 at the Tarot Readers Academy.

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Tarot, Occultism, and Modern Witchcraft

$20 USD

This class is structured after a graduate-level course with a series of lectures plus guided tarot readings ritualized and crafted to show rather than tell you about tarot in witchcraft.

The lecture portion covers a comparative analysis of exoteric, psychology-based tarot reading vs. an esoteric, psychic-based tarot reading, and also tarot as a witch’s tool. We’ll cover the history and legacy of tarot in Western occultism, focusing in on applying Hermetic principles to the tarot. Then we’ll consider the role of tarot and witchcraft in the modern era.

Note: “Tarot, Occultism, and Modern Witchcraft” was first offered during Tarot Summer School 2018 at the Tarot Readers Academy.

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Tarot as a Tool for Craft

$ 15 USD

An indispensable course for any practitioner of craft seeking to develop a deeper and broader metaphysical connection with the tarot, this video plus workbook course will cover using tarot for self-empowerment and how to adjust form and mechanics of tarot reading when using it as a tool for divination, for amplifying psychic ability, for communion with spirit contacts, or for mediumship work. This is an intermediate course that presumes proficiency with tarot (also presuming the Rider-Waite-Smith system) and that you are a practitioner of or deeply interested in occult craft. Subject matter also runs into esoteric and mystical applications of the tarot, so the tone of the course might not be right for everyone. Also, just so you are aware: the tenor and value propositions of this course goes in a diametrically different direction from Holistic Tarot.

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Learning the Opening of the Key

$20 USD

The Opening of the Key is a five-operation inter-disciplinary divinatory procedure rooted in the adept traditions of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Today, given the publicly available records of the procedure, it can be used by tarot practitioners from all backgrounds. Learning the Opening of the Key (OOTK) isn’t about learning the OOTK. It is about deepening your understanding of divination. Through a series of eleven video lectures, a 50-page OOTK workbook, and a wealth of study guides, handouts, templates, and quick reference sheets, you will not only master the OOTK procedurally, but also learn basic astrology, numerology, and the Kabbalah.

Note: “Learning the Opening of the Key” was first offered during Tarot Summer School 2016 at the Tarot Readers Academy.

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Launching an Indie Deck: How to Self-Publish Tarot or Oracle Cards

$40 USD

For what is a rough average cost of buying a tarot or oracle deck, you will get a comprehensive course pack, including a 245-page handbook and a fully customizable deck creator’s journal that will help you every step of the way through designing, printing, marketing, and selling your own tarot or oracle deck. You’ll be getting industry trade secrets that I haven’t seen shared anywhere else, boilerplate form contracts that might come in handy, and more.

Is there a formula for success? Yes, yes there is. No matter what your deck project is, we’ll nudge it farther along to bring you more marketing power, more sales, more visibility, and to make your project the best version it can possibly be.

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Copyright Law and Tarot

$ 17 USD

How does U.S. copyright law apply in tarot? This course will arm you with the legal knowledge you need to know, whether you’re a professional tarot reader, publish your tarot knowledge, insights, or readings on social media, are a tarot author, or tarot deck creator. Written by both an intellectual property attorney and tarot reader, you’ll get a multi-faceted education on the subject. Also, are you looking to get traditionally published as an author or deck creator? Learn everything you need to know about reading, understanding, and negotiating your publishing contract.

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Accessing Genetic Memory Through Tarot: Ancestral Connections and Past Life Recall

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The contents of this online course was first presented at the Tarot Readers Studio in New York, New York on April 28, 2018. If you weren’t able to attend that event but are interested in the subject, then this course is for you. Although slightly modified from the 2018 Readers Studio master class, the ideas and research conveyed remain the same.

Recent scientific findings have established a link between genetics, inheriting memories from our ancestors, and those inherited memories being retained within our neurons. In other words, a deep reservoir of intuitive knowledge is resident within our own genetic and cellular memory.

This course will address using tarot as a tool for triggering an altered state of consciousness, which can then facilitate retrieval of genetic memory from our unconscious mind. We will be using ritualized tarot techniques to recall generations past, to have conversations with our ancestors through tarot, to find out who they were, where they were from, what their lives were like, and most importantly, what messages they have to share with us, for us at present and for their own future lineage. We then transport the tarot techniques to a different level of genetic memory, one that helps us to access our own past lives.

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Origins of the Akashic Records

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Exploring translations of texts dated back to 200 B.C., this course will reveal the origins of the Akashic Records and how the Records were first instructed. This course will teach how to read the Akashic Records based on the instructions found in the earliest texts we have that address the concept and first principles of the Akasha. Then we’ll talk about how we can re-interpret that for modernity.

Although the course is not intended to be religious or to promote any specific religious ideology, we will be talking about Akasagarbha, the bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism associated with the Akasha.

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Tarot as Keys to the Underworld

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The Underworld is a projection of that psycho-spiritual realm beneath the waking state of this material plane. It’s a collective unconscious that subsists below physical reality. Different laws of physics and different laws of nature apply in this psycho-spiritual realm, which in psychological terms, is simply to say we are not who we are in these subterranean realms.

In “Tarot as Keys to the Underworld,” you’ll be guided by video into a subterranean state of mind, taking your tarot cards with you on this journey, reading there, and then returning with memories of those experiences, sensations, and life lessons.

This version of the katabasis reading method is different from the one first presented at the 2018 UK Tarot Conference in London. The one presented at the UK Tarot Conference was intended for collective journeying in a group setting where I was physically present to monitor, walk around and see you, guide you, and in the event of an exigent situation, would be able to tend to you immediately. This online independent study course is designed for solitary journeying, and therefore it has been modified accordingly.

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How to Achieve Prosperity

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This solitary online course is both theory and practicum of craft focused narrowly on prosperity magic, or the unseen forces that determine our material fortunes. What is the secret mindset for achieving prosperity? How do you study natal astrology to understand your financial destiny (and how to change it)? We’re going to cover the midheaven, Hermetic Lot of Fortune, and the Earth houses in a chart. You will get a 150+ page reference book to help you interpret essential planetary house and sign combinations. We’ll also be exploring feng shui, spell-crafting, and talismans for prosperity.

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Sole Proprietorship in the Sacred Arts

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How do you launch a sole proprietorship in the sacred arts…and thrive at it? This course will address how you brand your identity, build a reputation, market your platform, master social media, learn the secrets of high achieving brands, and how to operate your business day to day. Logistics from entity organization, licenses and permits, to the financials and basic accounting skills will be covered. We’ll discuss the outline of a client session, what is an ethical sales funnel, intellectual property protection, economies of scale, and more.

The course pack comes with a digital library of boilerplate forms and templates you might need to run a small e-commerce home business, along with a business handbook tailored specifically to the sacred arts professional.

Free PDF download of an excerpt from the handbook.

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TRANSCENDENTAL MAGIC SERIES

Master the fundamentals of Western witchcraft as the theory, doctrine, and practice of magic was outlined by Eliphas Levi. The Transcendental Magic series is a three-part solitary course pack based on Levi’s Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual, using the English translation by Arthur Edward Waite.

Each module will be subdivided into two videos, one on theory and one on practicum. In the theory video, take notes and study the textual principles. The practicum video will instruct on solitary exercises or craft to perform that apply the principles learned.

The digital template of a complete grimoire is provided, structured after the Clavicula Salmonis, or The Key of Solomon. You will be studying each section of the Clavicula, and then editing over the given content with your own methods, operations, correspondences, and approaches. By the time you’ve completed all three parts of the course, you will have also completed a personal grimoire keyed after the layout of 16th through 18th century grimoires, but expressed through your own modern and spiritual lens.

Western Witchcraft I: The Fundamentals

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There are 12 modules in Part I of the series, covering who can be a candidate for initiation into the sacred mysteries, the Pillars of the Temple, Triangle of Solomon, the Tetragram, Pentagram, understanding Magical Equilibrium, Realization, the elements of Initiation, the Kabbalah as the ciphered formula of the Divine Mysteries, understanding the Magic Chain and the Great Work.

Western Witchcraft II: Intermediate Principles

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Part II consists of 10 modules that will cover necromancy, transmutations, black magic, bewitchments, astrology basics, charms, understanding the Philosopher’s Stone, the Universal Medicine, divination basics, with a focus on the tarot, and the General Key of the Four Secret Sciences.

Western Witchcraft III: Ritual of Transcendental Magic

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Part III consists of 22 modules keyed to the last third of Levi’s text, Ritual of Transcendental Magic, from Preparations, Magical Equilibrium, and the Triangle of Pantacles to The Thaumaturge, The Science of the Prophets, and The Book of Hermes. Ritual instructions for the Nuctemeron will be covered in brief.