Magic School Coming Soon!

It's the back-to-school you've always dreamed about: Magic. Divination. Alchemy. Astrology. And a community to share it with. 

Magic School Opens Sept. 18, 2019









Headmistress Donna Wants You!

When the doors open on Sept. 18, you'll need to be on the waitlist to be eligible for an owl. Sign up for FREE below and we'll send you more information in August.

Welcome to Donna Philosophica's School of Magic & Mastery

We want you to unleash your inner genius, so you can live life filled with magic and wonder. It's time to choose your own adventure.


All the magic, astrology, alchemy, divination, theurgy, and crazy cool things you ever wanted to learn from your favorite witchy professors.


Exclusive Magic & Mastery Membership includes a private community group, coven-only ceremonies, special monthly lessons, and a 33% discount on all Magic School classes.


The Magic & Mastery Podcast coming soon! Donna interviews cutting edge thinkers magic and self-mastery to bring you new tools to "know thyself."

"I pestered Donna with thousand and one questions and she always answered them. Sometimes in a straight-forward manner other times with a long story like the ancients used to do. Looking back meeting Donna, was a huge turning point in both my personal and professional life. "

Dr. Hilaria Spiteri
Holistic Health Practitioner, Acquafortis Astrology, Malta

"Donna helped me to get a much better feel for all the essences and far-reaching characteristics of each element and energy, more than ever before. It’s all sinking in. I’m beginning to relate all of this to my daily life more and more. It actually lends richness and a certain deep and colorful understanding to experience that is fun to play with. The whole world comes alive with a new dimension of meaning!"

Michelle H.

"When I heard her talk about astrology and magic, I knew immediately that Donna had something to teach anyone who showed up for her class. She obviously knows her subject matter, and she's not only willing but also eager to share her very impressive body of knowledge without holding anything back. Wow! What a gift!"

Sharon P.

"Donna is brilliant!I love listening to her -- no matter the topic. I love her teaching style. It's lively and fast paced, well organized, covers a lot of ground, yet at the same time, manages to come across feeling very organic!"

Bonnie R.

"Donna Woodwell is gifted with words. Her explanations made a very complicated subject accessible and easy to understand. Plus it was just fun!"

Kathryn G.

"Donna's amazing -- she makes it so easy to learn. I love the "No stress" attitude she has, too. I'm mesmerized every time we have a class."

Lesli K.

"Donna fully engages her students in her teachings. She challenged me with a creative “hands-on” approach that has been especially beneficial for deepening my understanding of astrology. I looked forward to meeting every planet like I was going to visit a dear old friend I hadn’t seen in a while."

Suzanne H.

Frequently Asked Questions

Donna Philosophica’s School of Magic & Mastery – or just Magic School – is a place to dive into the wellsprings of wisdom that nourish meaningful lives. Our students not only learn more about themselves and their calling, they learn how to use their deep self-knowledge to co-creatively shape the world around them.

Our coven and classes are filled with experiential practices -- ceremonies, experiments, and more – to help you put what you are learning into practice.

The first year of classes will be taught by our Headmistress and Master Teacher Donna Woodwell. After Year One, we’ll expand to include additional instructors for new courses, as well as guest speakers and ceremonial leaders for our coven gatherings.

Donna Philosophica means “Lady Philosophy,” the Latin name for the goddess of wisdom who appears time and again in cultures throughout history. It’s also Donna Woodwell’s chosen magical name.

Donna’s a true Master Teacher. She’s taught thousands of students in person, at online schools and international conferences.

For more than 25 years, Donna’s studied and practiced the “Esoteric Arts” – from astrology, magic, alchemy, shamanism and more. In her own life she studied with magical teachers twice – one an earth-based shaman, the other a Hermetic magician. She’s an initiate of a Hermetic order, an Usui Reiki Master, and certified in Hypnosis.

Her first book, The Astrology Dictionary, is being released in November 2019 by Adams Media (a Simon & Schuster Imprint).

At Magic School, we don’t believe in the word “should.” We don’t know what you should do.

You may already sense there’s more to magic than just empty words and gestures. You may already crave to understand how magic works, or how creation occurs, or how to connect to the divinity within. You may never be satisfied with answers you can’t explore for yourself, and willing to follow your passion to know where ever it leads you.

If this sounds like you, then Magic School welcomes you to join us and walk the path together.

So glad you asked! Our classes are designed to help you learn more than just a few magic tricks – if you are willing to do the work, they can lead you to deeper layers of self-mastery.

To keep things nice and simple, Magic School’s curriculum is divided into four departments: Divination, Theurgy, Magic, and Alchemy:

Divination is the art of interpreting messages from Spirit. This includes things like Scrying, Palmistry, Tarot, Astrology, Interpreting Dreams, Geomancy – even Reading Tea leaves. We release new Divination classes after the Sept. 23 equinox.

Theurgy is the technical term for practices that help you unite with the divine within you. Techniques include theurgy practices such as Meditation, Designing Altars and Rituals, Channeling, Invocations, and more. We release new Theurgy classes after the Dec. 21 Solstice.

Magic – that’s co-creating with the world around you – includes Energy Work, Shielding, Creating Sigils and Talismans, and more. We release new Magic classes after the March 23 Equinox.

Alchemy – transmuting one thing into another – includes alchemical practices such as creating potions (which we now call them herbal remedies, flower essences and the like), working with the imagination and altered states, and more. We release new Alchemy classes after the June 21 solstice.

All classes are self-study, with new lessons delivered to you via owl post each week. In addition to learning techniques, all lessons also include some history, theory and practical experiments which you can try for yourself. Classes last 4 weeks, 8 weeks or 12 weeks (or 1, 2, and 3 credits).

If you’d like to ask questions about what you’re learning, or share the journey with others, we suggest you join our live community group, The Coven. What’s that you ask? We’ve answered below…

Two or three new courses will be released each season. (The first three years of classes are already planned out, so Magic School won’t run out of them any time soon). Donna will teach the first courses herself, but as well grow, Magic School will expand to include additional instructors.

In the future, Magic School will offer certificates for the successful completion of 12 credits in one subject area. Collect all four certificates, and we’ll figure out how to issue you an O.W.L.

The Coven is Magic School’s live community and monthly membership program. We know learning with friends is often more fun – and more powerful. Coven means "community or gathering," often for a spiritual purpose. 

In addition to getting to know your Magic School classmates, the Coven also features special monthly Coven-only events.

  • A live lesson or demonstration on the theme of the quarter (divination, theurgy, magic or alchemy)
  • A live ceremony for working with the energies of the month
  • A Q&A session during which coven members can submit any questions or any class or any live lesson (or anything else that comes to mind

 The Coven also serves as the live discussion group for all Magic School classes, too. All Coven members receive a 33% discount on all magic school courses. You don’t, have to enroll in any classes to be a part of our Magic School Coven, but come on -- you know you’ll want to.

Magic & Mastery Podcast will begin in early 2020. You'll be able to find it all the places you usually tune into podcasts. 

Enrollment begins Sept. 5, 2019. Magic School doors officially open on Sept. 18, when the Coven begins to meet and the first classes begin.

We’ll host a series of “Orientation Week” events so you can check out the school for yourself.

Our elves are building Magic School as fast as they can. Unfortunately, time turners are rare, so we still need to do it one brick at a time.

 Just add your name to our invitation list and we’ll be sure to send an owl your way when it’s time to get started. Invitations to our open enrollment and orientation weeks will be sent in August.

Headmistress Donna Wants You!

When the doors open on Sept. 18, you'll need to be on the waitlist to be eligible for an owl. Sign up for FREE below and we'll send you more information in August.


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