Sweet Magic Event Space

04-09-2022 - Tender Heart: Witchcrafting Basics & Foundational Magic

No witch begins their magical practice with infinite wisdom at their fingertips—first, they have to develop a healthy knowledge of the basics. Led by local witch, author, and pyschic medium J. Allen Cross, we'll explore the foundational techniques one should understand in order to walk the path of the witch, and build a safe, sturdy practice from the ground up. Together, we will overview:

  • The vocabulary of magic and witchcraft
  • Magical techniques for grounding, perceiving, and moving energy
  • How to raise energy (and why it's important)
  • Methods of magical protection
  • How to charge a simple talisman

Together, we will cast a simple candle spell and create our own talismans. Please bring the following materials to workshop:

  • One candle (white or plain beeswax preferably),
  • A candle holder
  • A rock that you've found outside
  • A potted plant (optional)



This is a live workshop, with a recording available for 2 weeks sent out to all registered participants.

Buying this course as a gift? Please include recipient’s email address during checkout.

We use Zoom for online workshops - please have the app downloaded if using a phone.

Enrollment is accepted up until the day of the event.

Technical difficulties on the attendees end (sound issues, tardiness, wifi connection, video cut out, etc) do not entitle attendees to a refund. We recommend signing on 10 minutes early to sort out any issues.

Seagrape does not offer guidance around computer or Zoom usage, though we do send out a link including instructions on how to use Zoom 24 hours prior to all workshops.

Honor the privacy of others; what is said and shared in a workshop is not meant to share outside of the workshop except for what instructors give permission to share.

Questions? Email us at events@seagrapeapothecary.com

About the Instructor:

J. Allen Cross (he/him) is a practicing witch of Mexican, Native American, and European descent whose craft was shaped by his Catholic upbringing and mixed family culture. Living in his home state of Oregon, he works as a psychic medium and occult specialist for a well-known paranormal investigation team out of the Portland metro area. When he’s not investigating, he enjoys providing spells and potions to his local community, exploring haunted and abandoned places, working as a consultant for other workers and investigators, and of course writing about witchcraft. Follow him on Instagram at @oregon_wood_witch.

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