Kirk White, M.A., L.Ac., is a healer, teacher and author. He has been a practicing Witch and Magician since 1973, a psychotherapist for 22 years, and a licensed oriental medical practitioner since 1994. A past co-president of Covenant of the Goddess (North America’s oldest and largest association of Witches and Wiccans), and past director of the University of Vermont’s Parapsychology Program, he also founded Cherry Hill Seminary, a professional Pagan ministry program with faculty and students worldwide, and Standing Stone Academy, a Pagan healer training program.
In 2006, Wildhunt.org named him one of the “25 most influential modern living Pagans today.” In addition to working as a consultant with Pagan seminaries nationwide such as the Aquarian Tabernacle Churches’ Woolston Steen Theological Seminary, he is a licensed acupuncturist/ Chinese herbalist, registered psychotherapist, legal Pagan minister, Freemason, and adept in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. His skills and interests include traditional healing modalities, various magickal and spiritual traditions, and models of Pagan leadership and ministry.
Kirk is the author of the books Adept Circle Magick: a Guide for the Advanced Wiccan Practitioner, Advanced Circle Magick: Essential Spells and Rituals for Every Season, rEvolutions: The Elements of Mastery, Operative Freemasonry: A Manual for Restoring Light and Vitality to the Fraternity, and Masterful Magick: A Guide for Advanced Wiccan Practice.
Or you can listen to some previous workshops:
This year: Freemasonry & the Golden Dawn: Old Men’s Mysteries for Modern Men (and Women too!)
This class is an exploration of the history, activities and practices of these two ceremonial groups. We’ll debunk myths, give away “secrets”, talk about magick, and explain how these groups can be used to transform one’s self and one’s world.
Introduction to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
The Golden Dawn has had the single largest influence on Western occultism in modern history. The concepts, associations and practices of almost every subsequent magical group, including Wicca, modern Paganism and Thelema, were inspired by the Golden Dawn. Through study of hermetic qabalah, astrology, tarot, alchemy, theurgy, astral travel and other spiritual/ personal development tools they became the “gold standard” of ceremonial groups. Join us as we explore some of the history, beliefs and practices of past and current Golden Dawn temples. There will be some “show and tell” and a chance to experience GD ritual firsthand. Prerequisites: An alternative to the Freemasonry and the Golden Dawn talk.
Witching Wellness with Kirk White
The witch walks the line between the worlds, weaving the forces of the plants, the stars, the elements, the spirits, magic and medicine, mind and body, to bring healing (or harm when necessary) to themselves and their communities. Placed into the magical worldview of medieval European folk medicine and magic, yet also drawing on Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Greek humoral medicine, we will begin to explore how these forces are woven together and can be used for health, happiness, growth, and balance. We will cover basic theory, learn and practice assessment/diagnostic methods, and learn how to choose or create the right treatment strategy based on those findings. Beginners will leave with a firm foundation on which to begin growing while more advanced healers will gain strategies and skills to better define, refine, and deepen their current skill set. (90 min)