Friday Gladheart

Friday is the author of The Practical Witch's Almanac, a personal planner and guide that has been in annual publication for decades. Her articles and DIY projects appear in major Pagan, Wiccan, and secular periodicals, and she tours the United States for book signing appearances, workshops, and classes in Witchcraft, tarot, and herbalism. In 1996 she founded, the oldest and most highly respected online academy for Witchcraft which branched to its new domain in 2020. She spends most of her time teaching, writing, counseling, and creating websites while developing an organic teaching garden and sanctuary near the oldest National Forest in the southern United States. She has worked as a professional psychic tarot reader since 1991.

New Podcast!

A new weekly podcast begins this week!  …and a major update has been installed on the Academy’s website so let your instructor know if you run into any bugs.

New Podcast in the Herbalism course

Everyone enrolled in the Academy may access the podcasts in the herbalism course. A new one is available about sage, cleansing incense, and appropriation.  Also available through Friday’s Patreon page.  In other news, The Practical Witch newsletter is out, see it online here.  

Zoom Meetings & Chats

It is almost Samhain and we’ll be having live chats and Zoom meetings this month. Text @witchclass to 81010 to stay updated or check back here.

Speedy Academy

As the software configurations and structure of the Academy are finalizing, major improvements have been made to SPEED!   Today all images were optimized and converted to webp format, and other optimizations and caching have been performed.  This will greatly speed up the entire Academy website.  For those in rural areas or with internet speeds under …

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Ease of Use

Now when you log in, you will go directly to your new dashboard. The front page of your profile has your current course curriculum. You can edit your bio, add a header or avatar, check your quizzes, enter any courses you are taking or teaching, review your enrollment, and much more. You can also get …

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Weekly Bulletins have begun!

If you are already enrolled, you should have received the first bulletin from Witch Academy in your email today.  Please add the email address to your contacts or “safe” email list.  This bulletin outlines the Meet and Greet on Sept. 22nd’s official Academy Launch (via Zoom) and more.

Sticky Top Menu

I’ve made the top menu of the website “sticky” so it travels with you as you scroll down pages.  Let me know in The Courtyard forum, or by contacting me via text message if this doesn’t work well for you or if it takes up too much space on your device’s screen.