A Witch's Poisons

Join the pilot program for Sanctum of the Craft's seminary as we launch an in-depth course on A Witch's Poisons, taught by Master Herbalist Akiima Nicholls Shields. This graduate level course explores the poisons traditionally associated with witchcraft, from their use throughout history from prehistory to the modern era to their very real poisonous properties.

For each plant, we cover the history, lore (both traditional and in popular culture), toxicology, chemistry, clinical and case studies, incidents of poisoning, medicinal uses, magickal uses, household uses, identification, where to find it in the wild, cultivation, propagation, harvesting and storage, and recipes.

We will cover poisons such as aconite, deadly nightshade, henbane, hemlock, and fly agaric, to name but a few. The course can be enrolled in at any time.

To enroll, fill out the form below, and an alpha account on our learning management system will be created for you. You will receive email updates on how to access your LMS account and participate in the course. Our suggested donation is $25 for the entire class; however, payment in order to attend is not required, as students are also serving as pilot users for our program. Completion will count for course credit for future degrees offered through our seminary program.


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By signing up for this program, you acknowledge that you understand that the information contained therein is presented for historical and educational purposes only; that it is not considered medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition.