The ‘Old Ways’ Workshops 2022


We are now able to provide workshops at a social distance. From now on, any indoor activities will be in St Buryan Village hall.

Take time out from your usual life and any stressful situations by attending a spiritually nourishing weekend in the depths of West Cornwall. Visit a Wisewomen’s mystical village and experience our work.

For feedback on past Workshops visit the: Testimonials page.

We have shortened the length of our workshops, (which includes a lower fee) so that they are one-day workshops instead of two. All aspects of our previous workshops remain by keeping then to a timed schedule. We advise workshop attendees to arrange for childcare as we are unable to allow young children at these events. Anyone who attends a workshop must at least 16 years of age (unless a child above the age of 12 is accompanied by an adult).There is no obligation to attend these workshops in order, or do all of them, choose the ones that resonate with you. 

The first person to book a particular date decides on the workshop that will be assigned to it.

Please note that deposits paid to secure your place are non-refundable.

Workshop Dates:
September 3rd – Workshop of the Dark Arts – 2 places available


Workshop 1 – The Ancient Land -Sigils, Talismans and Charms

Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm


Cassandra and Laetitia explain correspondences for the construction of charms.

Cassandra will discuss the use of Numeric Tables.

You will then receive guidance by Laetitia while constructing your own personal charm.


Saturday Evening 7pm-10pm

You will be guided in blessing your charms at either a stone circle, holy well or other sacred site and build energy to empower them with the spirits of place. We will then remain at the site, or return to the village hall for libations, dependant on the weather.


Workshop 2 – Sea Enchantment and Divination
Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm

Cassandra will discuss divination – Tarot – scrying – runes etc.


Laetitia will explain the history of sea witches, how to work with the moon, tides, sand, shorelife, sea shells, stones, seaweed and other items from beaches and coves within your practice.


There will be a more detailed discussion on the use of various sea shells and ‘mermaids purses’ for charms or spells including the use of magical sigils. You will also receive guidance in preparing your spell.

Saturday Evening 7pm-10pm 

We then visit a local beach or cove where you will receive guidance on blessing your spells.

Cassandra will build a small beach fire and you will join us for the invocation of sea spirits and spell working. We will either remain by the sea, or return to the village hall for libations dependant on the weather.

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Image – John Isaac
Workshop 3 – Communing with the Unseen
Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm

Discussion on various methods of spiritual connection. Elementals Spirits, Psychometry, Hauntings, Types of Mediumship and Physical Phenomena.

You will be escorted on a hedgerow walk to a special place alive with woodland elemental spirits. Cassandra will guide you through meditative methods of connecting with them.


Saturday Evening 7pm-10pm
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Laetitia will guide you through various methods of spiritual connection using psychometry, scrying and other forms of divination within a protected space. After this we will partake of libations.

Workshop 4 – Exploration of The Dark Arts

Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm

Cassandra will discuss Curse Breaking, Spirit Possession, Image Magic, Dark Deities, Hauntings, Psychic Vampirism and Spirit Houses.


Laetitia will discuss Image Magic and Psychic/Magical Protection.


Construction of relevant charms.

Saturday Evening 7pm-10pm


We will visit a haunted location and a crossroads for magical work and then return to the village hall for libations.

Workshop 5 – The Old Ways -Craft of the Cunning Folk
Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm

Cassandra will discuss the following:

What the Cunning/ Folk Craft is and how it differs from other Pagan paths.

Dispelling Myths of the Old Ways

The attitude needed for development.

Working with a clientèle



Discussion on Folk Magic Spellwork:

Wort Cunning (working with plants and herbs), -‘Pinning the Devil’ – Doggeral, – Contact items, – Raising Energy, — Wart charming – Witch Bottles/Jars.


You will then receive guidance to create your spell.

Saturday Evening 7pm-10pm

You will bless your spell at a sacred site and build energy to empower it.

We will then return to the village hall for libations.

If you have travelled a long way to attend, here are links for recommended local accommodation:

Downs Barn Farm

Luxury Cornwall

Tregiffian Farm

Rosemerryn Wood

Tower Park

St Buryan Inn

The Rook’s Nest 01736 810463 – Mobile 07815 976559

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  1. This would be so wonderful! I would love to be there! Oh how I wish I could come to these workshops! To gain so much knowledge from such wise women!

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      1. Hello Laetitia. I live in America. And I would love too! Actually that is one of my life dreams, is to go to England. To Cornwall! But my financial situation as it is will now allow it. Thank you for replying to my post! In my opinion, you and Cassandra are the true embodiment of what witches are!


  2. Hi Laetitia, the workshops are topics that I know I would learn a great deal from. I live 15 minutes away from the beach here in America. The sea magick would be most helpful. I would love to visit the UK, especially Cornwall’s sacred grounds and the museum. I really love your book Cassandra and hope you write another one. I wish someday I can attend both of your workshops.


  3. Had an amazing weekend with 2 great ladies on the Cunning folk magic. Was great to see how the cunning work for their community. Make the witch bottle spell was amazing,then we went to a very special place it was humbling. That night will stay with me I feel that a switch I have been searching for as finally been switched on.😊 Again thank you both for an amazing weekend xx


  4. Hi

    I would of love to be able to come along for workshop 5, do you have any idea when this workshop will next be available please


  5. Wonderful to spend time exploring old knowledge and tradition in a twenty-first century context, actual lived experience embedded in the Land. Thank you both for shaping the workshop around us. Really recommend this to anyone looking to develop down-to-earth practice

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