La Vecchia Religione

LVROnline Course:
La Vecchia Religione—
An Inside View of Traditional Italian Witchcraft

“La Vecchia Religione” is Italian for “The Old Religion” and refers to the traditional practices of a strega. “Strega” translates into “witch.”

I was born into a Italian shamanic family tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Our family has many magics. This online course focuses on one of the most pivotal. Traditional magic is taught contextually, so lessons also provide a mystical overview of La Vecchia Religione.

The Strega practice we’ll focus on is considered the most advanced magic possible, can magnificently improve every aspect of life, yet is accessible to a magical beginner.

stregamoonThis course has five powerful aspects:

One) Weekly lessons received by email. Each lesson is a digital Book of Shadows entry (PDF).

Storytelling relays a great deal of the course’s information, making lessons easy and fun for you. I’ll share my personal tales of being in an Italian shamanic family tradition.

stregaroseI’ll add other relevant chronicles, too, as well as additional material needed to understand the aforementioned pivotal strega practice and traditional Italian witchcraft as a whole.

La Vecchia Religione is a shamanic path. Some shamans invoke magic simply through their personal, quite human stories. If you want strega magic, it’s in such stories.

Your reading this course’s stories, with no more effort on your part than when you read a fantasy novel, magically transforms every part of your life—large improvements everywhere. After the course, a special enchantment remains available forever to continue creating numerous, marvelous changes for you.

Benefits of merely reading the stories:

* You automatically start becoming a new you, with greater wholeness of being and peace. You notice your power growing magically and in other parts of your life, so you have better access to all the inner resources needed to reach your life goals.

* Your circumstances automatically start improving. Your most cherished goals become more viable and attainable.

* The stories transport you to a Fey-touched realm. And this course’s stories are true-life Faerie tales with real magic that helps you live in your own special Faerie tale: dreams can come true.

Our lessons will bring us into the presence of Diana Magna Mater (Great Mother Goddess). She gave humankind magic so we can live free and prosperously, overcoming challenges, including liberating ourselves from oppression. She will protect and guide us in our journey.

Lessons also provide easy shamanic exercises that reinforce the tales’ enchantments and deepen your relationship to them.

stregamoonTwo) My full-color art ornaments the PDF Book of Shadows pages, including new paintings created especially for this course. I joyfully painted for ages to create fifty new page ornamentations specifically for these lessons! I wanted imagery to convey the enchantment of Italian sorcery.

Three) Nine audio files recorded expressly for this course. The spoken word is a way you and I can be in sacred space together. So I recite excerpts of the PDFs.

stregamoonFour) Two fun, easy crafts projects. I’m thrilled about my Pagan-style craft ideas because they’re sooo magical: they help you experience the power of Italian witchery, deepen the magical journey, and increase its benefits. I’ve never seen anything like these projects, and I’m not going to say here what they are, heh. They’re special, and I’m saving them for you.

I painted art specially for these projects, making your part easy: you receive full-color digital files of my Pagan art, so you only need to print the artwork and follow a few simple instructions. I can barely wait for you to have the art! Heck, I’m chomping at the bit, waiting for you to have the rest of the course, too.

stregamoonFive) One-on-one support. I’m available by phone for up to 45 minutes. If you have questions about the material, need help because your commitment to doing the lessons falters, want to further explore a particularly tantalizing part of the curriculum, or have other concerns, feel free to phone.

You can divide the 45 minutes into two or three conversations. Conversations must occur during the span of the course or within a month after.

stregarose2I love integrating my art into my writing. Ditto creating audio portions and being available by phone. The five parts of the course (text, art, audio, etc.,) weave together to take you on a mystical journey into the heart of Italian witchery. During it, along with the benefits already listed:

* You gain confidence in your own journey—its spiritual, magical, and mundane aspects.

* You find confidence in yourself, just as you are, right now.

* Important insights come to you—wisdom needed to get the maximum out of life.

* You claim your birthright—your heritage of magic and wildness as a Fey-touched child of the Old Gods.

In addition to being transformative, this journey is core to understanding Italian witchcraft as a whole. In other words, along with improving your life, the journey is also an experiential lesson that conveys a mystical overview of: traditional Italian witchcraft as a magical culture, its otherworldly sensibilities, and its history.

stregarose3Though they impart an overview and history, lessons are easy, not like reading a textbook. This is not dry history, not dry material, not a dreary recitation of facts, charts, and lists that you have to memorize, plod your way through, or otherwise labor over. You experience La Vecchia Religione in your spirit.

This look into my family’s magic is traditional Italian shamanism no one else teaches. A lot of this is material I’ve never taught until now.

stregastarThe course starts April 30, with your first lesson. You receive one lesson a week by email for 11 weeks.

If an unexpected event makes me unable to send one week’s planned material, I’ll extend the course an extra week.

Tuition is $250. Scroll down to pay securely with PayPal:




No experience needed. But even advanced practitioners will enjoy this. If you need more info, or want to discuss scholarship, trade, or payment plan, call 814-337-2490. No refunds. My online courses aren’t transcriptions of oral tradition lessons. (I teach oral tradition by phone.) The online courses are special unto themselves—magic tailored to be spectacularly effective, relevant, exciting, and safe when learned online.

7 thoughts on “La Vecchia Religione

  1. I got so much I’ll be unpacking for years! And it has woven perfectly into my own myth and path.

    This is exactly the sort of thing I needed. Just the sort of no fuss down to earth magic I need to weave in to my life and to help restore my ancestral magic. Thank you!

    I loved, loved the art. I’ve learnt to extract the visual ritual you imbue into these beauties! On more than one occasion I found myself entranced by some detail or symbol.

    One thing I loved about this course was the freedom to do the work to my own, chaotic, schedule. Whether it was reading half a lesson at work on night shift, or over the stove as I cooked dinner for my loved ones, taking small bites or huge mouthfuls as befit my magical appetite on any given day. No guilt or disappointment at missing a scheduled class, no stress over missed deadlines. Just flowing with the enchantment as it called me to it in it’s own time.

    Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal and powerful part of DNA! ❤

  2. The essence and heart of magic is what we’re doing whenever you are teaching.

    And my dear, you are teaching every moment of every day and night! If you knew how I return and return to what are apparently off the cuff observations about jewelry, cooking, what you’re reading, what’s going on with your floor coverings….because I KNOW something is running beneath and through them that I want. Essence.

    While I totally adore reading spell books—stacks of them live on my bedstead, and I read them like novels—and I have true fascination if not affinity for all manner of magical techniques……I’m not a practitioner of systems for themselves. What I’m after, always, is the kernal that puts down the root, that sends up the stem through earth into light, that unfurls the leaf. I’m after that absolute center of everything that is the fulcrum, the place of origin where BECOMING is. That, to me, is the magic and its source and its unfolding, all together.

    I believe this is what you convey in your classes, in your communion, in your companionship. I laughed out loud while reading the first lesson, which was like a vein of pure gold.

    I wanted you to know about that, your teaching being the actual STUFF of what we do in union with life and in opening to our Gods, to magic, to awareness. This is not just what you do, it’s how you do what you do. This is what you’re woven of, and what lives forth in everything that goes out from you.

  3. Love, love, love this course!

    I loved the way the lessons opened me up to looking at things in my life story. They showed me ways to accept myself in a different light.

    Definitely it supported me as someone with my own goals and needs. A few years ago I walked away from my magic as you know. This course helped me reconnect with parts of me that I had neglected and showed me how my story was mine. It freed me.

    I loved the artwork, the colors and the images accented the lesson perfectly. For me, it brought everything together beautifully!

    The magical crafts projects were fun and beautiful. Made me feel like a little girl playing and that made it very special. Sometimes I forget it’s okay to play.

    Your audio recordings make me feel like you are in the room with me. It gives a touch of the oral tradition to your online course.

    I can’t imagine one part of the course without the others!

    I found this class as beneficial as your oral tradition. While it is not oral, you gave it an oral feel with your recordings and the artwork just blew me away and opened me up.

    You amaze me everytime with your classes.

  4. It has been an amazing course. The lessons keep coming back to me through the week. You have been very generous with your sharing of experiences, weaving of stories, teachings and spells together in your unique way.

    I will be returning to all the lessons again and again I’m certain.

    Thanks again for the inspiration of this amazing course and thanks for your willingness to share things which are clearly so close to your heart. It is much appreciated. Blessed Be.

  5. I am very interested in the class, but unfortunately cannot afford the $250. Would it be possible to purchase just the written materials (not the artwork) for a lower cost?

    • Hi, Frances, thank you so much for asking. I offer scholarships and partial scholarships. My phone number is listed in the course description. Feel free to call me and we can discuss scholarships.

      Separating the artwork from the text would be extra work for me. It would also do you a disservice because the art and text work together as a piece.

      Blessed be.

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