Welcome

Due to the Coronavirus, the past year has been very challenging. Even with a vaccine in sight, we are still faced with many uncertainties. Anxiety is running high as many struggle to deal with financial obligations, loss of work and social distancing from family and friends. On a personal level, I too have had to address some inner work that needs to be done. For these reasons, I feel it is necessary to postpone all lessons until further notice. We will resume classes again when it is safe to do so. Be kind to each other. Wear your mask. Get the vaccine when you can. I hope to see you soon—Rick.

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The Blackthorn Order is a formal, structured training order developed by Rick S. Potter. The curriculum is a blend of Celtic Paganism, Druid Philosophy and Witchcraft. There are 13 monthly lessons. In-person classes take place once a month in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania and are intensive 3-hour lessons.

Develop a strong foundation for your personal practice and learn the ways of the Blackthorn Druid Witch.

We embrace the practices of Old World Witchcraft, thus we are not a Wiccan tradition.

The path of the druid witch explores theĀ  mysteries of Nature and Celtic Lore, the study and application of Magical Wisdom and Occult Knowledge, and the dedication to Healing and Service. This triplicity of magical wisdom is represented by three symbols: the Triquetra, the Triskele and the Celtic Knot Circle.

Topics include: Witchcraft, Druid Philosophy, Celtic Mysticism, Circle Casting, Ritual Structure & Leadership, Creating a Personal Altar, Sacred Space, Gods and Goddesses of Celtic Lore and Legend, Meditation and Creative Visualization, Magical Theory and Practice, Spellcasting, Divination, Animal and Tree Lore, Crystals, Magical Herbs and Plants, Candles and Essential Oils, Energy Healing, Magical Spirituality, Activism and Community Service.

Cost is $25 for each lesson or a total of $325. Monthly payments accepted.

The Blackthorn Order offers equal opportunity for all without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other such characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any such discrimination or harassment.