I went to Witch School to learn how to use magic for manifestation, which turned out to help me transform my life and manifest some pretty incredible things.
Most of us have been told our whole lives that magic isn’t real and that witches are evil. But after making several videos about witchcraft throughout the past two years, I have met a lot of lovely witches and I have witnessed how magic can actually work.
So I decided to try Witch School and see if I could take my magical powers up a notch.
What is Witch School?
Witch School is an online course created by a modern witch named Mia Magik. Mia has been studying witchcraft for more than eight years and is trained in 13 different healing modalities.
According to her website, Witch School teaches “ancient tools for a magikal modern life,” through topics such as astrology, rituals, chakras, herbology, achieving abundance, and magic for meditation.
Why did I sign up for Witch School?
Ever since I met Mia and started making videos with her, a lot of magical things have happened in my life. This made me very curious to learn more about witchcraft and try her Witch School to see what might happen.
Week 1: The Witch Wound
The first week of Witch School included a lot of history. We learned about something called “The Witch Wound,” which is basically the result of witches being demonized, oppressed, and tortured for centuries.
Mia really uncovered a lot of history to understand the context of why this happened and why the witch wound is still so present in the collective unconscious. Much of it goes back to control and power.
A History Lesson
Once upon a time witches were the wise-people of the community. They were respected and held ancient knowledge of folklore, connection with spirits, herbal medicine, and unique rituals to invoke the power of the natural world.
During the rise of Christianity is when the mass persecution of witches began as a way for the church to gain power over Pagan and Celtic beliefs. Between the years 1500 and 1660, about 80,000 suspected witches were put to death in Europe.
Around 80 percent of witchcraft victims were women.
Then came the famous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, which mirrored much of what was still happening in Europe.
Even today, in some parts of the world there are still people being persecuted for witchcraft, many of whom are women.
The Hollywood Witch
We’ve all seen how witches are portrayed in TV and movies. They are terrifying! Hollywood and the media have played a huge role in reinforcing scary and negative stereotypes of witches.
Ever since I was a little girl I was so naturally curious about witchcraft. It was something I was intuitively drawn to, but I pushed it away because of how witches were shown to me in movies and TV shows. I was scared of it.
But now, re-exploring this childhood curiosity as an adult, I am awakening to why this stuff was exciting to me when I was little.
I think that’s part of why during the first meditation, I had such a powerful experience. It really blew my mind. The opening meditation of Witch School was a total awakening for me and it was emotional. It was like I was remembering this innate knowing that I’ve always felt, but just forgot.
“Your magik is going to connect with you… show itself to you. Whatever guidance you are supposed to receive will come to you.”Mia Magik
The Witchy Basics
The first half of Witch School was a lot of foundational knowledge. We learned about astrology, symbology in animals and nature, the Chakra system, moon cycles, how to communicate with the language of the Universe, how to cast a circle and spellcast, and lots of Witch 101 stuff.
As a beginner witch (or a baby witch, as I like to call myself) this was all very exciting, but a little overwhelming because we were just learning so many things so fast. I bought a new notebook at the beginning of the course and quickly filled it up in about two weeks because I was taking so many notes!
The Science of Magic
During Witch School I also read a book called “Real Magic” by Dean Radin, Ph.D. This book opened my eyes to some of the scientific literature that exists on how intention and belief actually can affect outcomes. For anyone looking for more science and evidence-based information on how witchcraft and magical practice actually works, I highly recommend this book.
I’m someone who learns by doing, so getting into the action during the second half of Witch School was exciting to me. I was finally about to see how use witchcraft and real magic for manifestation.
Magic for Manifestation
The second half of Witch School was learning to work with the elements of nature, which is foundational to most witchcraft lineages.
Because the earth element represents our earthly reality including home, finances, etc. I figured this was the perfect time to work on manifesting a new home since my lease was up on my apartment in LA.
So I prepared a new home abundance ritual. I tried a channeled writing practice and wrote out all of the things I desired in a new home as if I already have moved in! (This is key).
About one week later, I was having a conversation about moving into a new home that matched exactly what I had written down. About a month later, I moved into my dream new home. I could barely believe it! I literally used magic for manifestation…
This was a huge signal to me that magic might actually work…
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
Another practice that we learned in Witch School was mirror work, where you basically stare at yourself in the mirror and have a conversation with yourself. Many people are familiar with affirmations, but this is a bit different. It’s more like a deep conversation with yourself.
I imagined my “Higher Self” speaking directly to me and channeled whatever I needed to hear. This was a little weird at first, but it turned out being quite an empowering process.
During Week 8 of Witch School, we learned about the water element. Water represents out emotions and our sensuality. This is why the week we were learning about the water element, we did a sex magik ritual. It was very intense…
This ritual is a little hard to explain. It’s basically using breathwork to cultivate orgasmic energy for the purpose of manifestation. It was a sacred and safe space to be free and wild in my pleasure and sexuality and it was super powerful to give this time and energy to myself.
Recently my love life has been flourishing, which I see as another sign that magic for manifestation might actually work.
The air element represents our thoughts, our psychic powers, and the way our mind interprets this material reality. So during this week, we learned about divination. Divination is basically our connection to our psychic abilities.
Back in my witch tent, I tried the divination ritual and received so many downloads and insights. I spent some time journaling what came through and then decided to pull out my deck of angel cards.
Something very peculiar happened…
I pulled the exact same three cards that I pulled a week before… Was this a coincidence? Or was this magic?
It didn’t feel like a coincidence to me. I shuffled them a ton and out of the ENTIRE deck of cards, I pulled the same three cards again? What?
It was clear that perhaps I should pay attention to the messages on these cards.
Burn, Baby Burn!
During fire week, we learned that the fire element can be powerful for manifestation but also for burning away and letting go of the things that no longer serve us.
I utilized the fire element to help me release limiting beliefs that were holding me back. One of those limiting beliefs is the guilt I sometimes have around pleasure and desire. I am still working on letting this go, but during the fire ritual, it’s definitely something I set the intention to burn away.
Unlocking My Magical Powers
Overall, this was a super transformative experience for me. I can’t believe that I manifested my dream home and I have also seen other areas of my life improve as well. My love life is flourishing and I have been making more money than I ever have as an entrepreneur!
I still have a long way to go and lots that I am working on, but I know that magic and witchcraft will continue to be tools that I cultivate and utilize for the rest of my life.
I am super excited to learn more about using witchcraft and magic for manifestation.
A Few Notes
It’s important to note that there are so many different types of witchcraft and practitioners who use magic for all sorts of things. This was just one representation of the craft.
The price of Witch School
One thing that’s important to address is the cost of Witch School, because it’s not necessarily cheap. The full price at the time when I went was $555. Now, Mia actually restructured it so now it’s in two 6-week parts for $333 each.
Price wise and time wise, this definitely feels more doable to me because one of the challenging parts of Witch School was that it was so long. I think six weeks is actually a perfect length for this course.
From my perspective, I believe that spiritual teachers should be compensated properly for their time, energy, and gifts. Mia has been studying for more than 10 years and has invested thousands of dollars and hours into her growth as a teacher, and has put a ton of energy into creating this course. Money is just the way we currently exchange our energy, so this makes sense to me.
By no means is Witch School something that you need. However, it’s a really cool experience and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about witchcraft, magic and manifestation. If you have the extra money to spend on yourself, this can be a powerful investment.
Mia also offers scholarships and payment plans for those who may need some financial support to attend Witch School. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.