Donna Woodwell

Headmistress Donna Philosophica's School of Magic & Mastery

You know what? If you’ve found me, you’re ready.

How do I know? Because the old maxim is true: when the student is ready, the teacher appears.

That’s how it was when I met my own magical teachers.

Growing up, I received plenty of kudos from the mundane world. I got good grades. I won school awards. Looking at my life from the outside, I should have been happy.

Still, it felt like something was missing... like there must be more to the world. So, I went searching.

I was accepted to an international boarding school, so I left home to live with students from around the world. Enchanted by the diversity of human experience, I made plans to become a foreign correspondent.

Well, you know what they say about plans.

While I was in grad school, I got sick. I couldn’t hold down anything I ate, but the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. For lack of a better idea, they suggested antidepressants. I declined.

The moment I decided to hunt elsewhere for answers, they came. I met a woman who taught Earth-based shamanic practices. I took her class on energetic healing and my world was never the same again.

By day I worked in an office doing fundraising for a local nonprofit. By night I sat in ceremonial circles and learned hands-on healing, channeling, and working with dreams.

Coincidently (or not), I lived across the street from a new-age bookstore. So what I wasn’t practicing I read -- books on astrology, Tarot, Wicca, shamanism, herbalism, sacred sites and more.

Life went on. Until once again, it stopped making sense.

I walked out of a staff retreat, knowing I needed to resign. I didn’t belong there. I hated living two lives -- one muggle, one magical. Only, I had no idea what to do next.

Feeling aimless, I joined Mensa. In one of their online discussion groups, I met a woman who made my head ((ring)) just to read her posts. I finally got up the nerve to ask who and what she was.

She called herself a master of “metaphysics and parapsychology,” an initiate of a Hermetic order. A witch.

I knew I needed to know what she knew, what went beyond the hundreds of books I’d read. And so I began another phase of my journey, to places I could have never imagined.

She said what she did was “direct traffic.” I didn’t really understand what that meant.

Until now.

That’s because I know it’s my turn to pass along what I’ve learned in this grand experiment called Life.

To live with Magic and (self) mastery is to live fully. To exist on the edge between ecstasy and oblivion. Magic is all around us. It crackles in the air with breathe, and sparks within every molecule. Co-creating the world is our birthright.

Over the years, I’ve helped thousands of clients and students to see more of the world and more of themselves. To use the power of creation to live an amazing life is to live an amazing life.

I want you to discover your own, personal genius, so you can live an amazing life. (And because sheep are boring.)

Humanity, too, needs you to claim your birthright to help turn the wheel and co-create what comes next.

(I like this planet. I’d like humans to be able to continue living on it. That means the species must grow up. One person at a time if necessary.)

If you’re here, you feel the call deep in your bones. You know it’s true.

But, be warned: If you work with me, I can’t promise you’ll feel safe…

Curious and excited? Absolutely! You’re starting a new adventure, that’s normal.

Rebellious? Why not? It’s all about stepping off the beaten path and finding your own way. You’ll leave “consensus” reality and experience things you haven’t imagined.

That doesn’t mean you’ll be lonely. Our Magic School community is compassionate, tolerant and fun! So you’ll meet plenty of companions on the journey.

But safe? Not a chance. Magic and self-understanding is never safe. If you do the work, your life will never be the same. It’s like standing out in the field and yelling “Bring it!” to the cosmos. And it does.

But, do you really want safe? Or do you want something… more. You’ve gotta ask yourself, are you willing to step beyond safe to find it?

If you do, then you are ready. And you’re in the right place.


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