top of page
Home: Welcome
Foggy Forest

Enter the Wyldewood 
The Birch Path

The Birch Path is an in-depth Wiccan course that teaches the fundamental skills of magic to empower and transform your life

Home: Video

Magical Experience, Confidence, and Community

We live in a time of great blessings, but also many challenges. All of us can get overwhelmed by the state of our world, and the amount of information we take in - but many of those problems can be traced back to a separation from the natural world, and the unique inner powers of intuition and magic inside us. We know there are vibrant ways to reconnect fully with the web of life, instead of looking at it from afar, but it can be frustrating to try and find clear paths to follow.

North Wyldewood Tradition's Enter the Wyldewood - The Birch Path is an in-depth course that will lead you through the foundations of Wiccan magic and ritual – pulling together the skills and abilities that make Witchcraft a transformative, life-affirming path.

The Birch Path course facilitators, North Wyldewood Coven High Priestesses Denise and JoAnna, have over 25 years of teaching experience, guiding students on their journey with Wicca in a cohesive, step-by-step way

For the first time this year, we’re offering this course online - take part in live, online rituals and events, a private Facebook discussion group, and live Q&A’s with High Priestesses Denise and JoAnna - all in an inclusive, supportive environment.

Image by Ryan Tasto

What's Included

Learn from Anywhere

Online access to over 24 modules of material, released one per week from March - November 2022, including videos, handouts, audio, and more. Our coursework is easily available wherever you are! You'll have access to the coursework for a full year, so you have time to learn at your pace.

Ask Questions

Online Q&A’s with High Priestesses JoAnna and Denise each month throughout your membership in the course. Attentive and friendly help is available throughout the course.


Learn in a supportive environment and (optionally) join our private Facebook group for the Birch Path. You can connect with fellow students, ask questions and get guidance from Coven leaders.

Sabbat Rituals

Take part in live in-person Sabbat rituals in NYC, or for those in other areas, our guided Journeys and online activities. All students will take turns in a variety of ritual roles, and help plan elements of our Sabbat celebrations.

A Year of Access

As a student, you'll have full access to all Enter the Wyldewood course materials, including videos, handouts, meditations and more for one full year.

Our Guarantee

We believe strongly in the value of Enter the Wyldewood. For anyone who is not satisfied and has completed at least one weekly module, we will offer a full refund within 30 days of beginning the course. 

Get our Tree Grounding Meditation:

Be ready for Fall Magic. We'll send you our exclusive guided meditation for your Book of Shadows - FREE. 

YES - Send Me the North Wyldewood Guided Meditation

Thanks for submitting!

Home: Mailing List Lead Capture

Learning the Language of Wicca

We know what it’s like to feel a little lost, or disconnected from our inner purpose and connection to the web of life. Co-teachers Denise and JoAnna have over 25 years of teaching experience, helping students form deep and precious relationships with the natural world, using the foundations of Wiccan magical practice to create positive, lasting changes in their lives.


Enter the Wyldewood - The Birch Path offers a clear, comprehensive course of study for creating effective rituals, practicing spellcraft, and casting circles and sacred space. We help students connect with the four Elements, the Ancestors, and the Gods, as well as with animistic, Earth-honoring ways of being, and the internal, intuitive senses which help us live heart-centered, authentic lives. 

Home: Testimonials
Image by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič


“I remember I just couldn't wait for the next class, and the next class, and the next… The classes are not just for learning information, it is a place to exchange thoughts with other like-minded people in a safe space, appreciating each others' varying degrees of experience and knowledge, and with everyone on a quest to know more. I am happy to say it has changed my life for the better.” 


—  Andi

Image by Irina Iriser

Step On to the Path



Register online and choose the payment plan that works for you. (Registration will close on September 24th, 2022 and won't reopen again until February 2023...)



Take part in Q&A's, learn through 20+ video Modules, complete journey meditations and creative magic projects, join our optional Facebook private group, and co-create and participate in rituals. (Optional in-person rituals will be available for those in the NY area.)



With the fundamental Wiccan skills taught in this course, you'll deepen your connection to the web of life around you, craft your own set of ritual tools, and uncover new truths about the direction of your life - all in a healthy, supportive environment.

Home: Steps in the Plan
Home: Payment

Register Today - Space is Limited

Image by Anthony Intraversato

Pay by Month

6 payments of $64 per month


Image by veeterzy

Pay in Full

Register and Pay in Full before Sept. 24th to SAVE $44 - and receive 1 BONUS module and meditation (a $35 value.)


Image by Jeremy Bishop

3 Payments

3 payments of $109


Two Trees.jpg

Registration for the Birch Path course is very limited - to ensure one-on-one attention, only 4 spaces remain for this year, so sign up to reserve your place. 

Registration for this year ends soon - Sign up by September 24th to take part...

Meet the Priestesses...
Home: Priestsses

Co-High Priestess of the North Wyldewood Coven and co-founder of the Tradition, JoAnna is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a professional violinist. She discovered Wicca at age 12, and practiced as a solitary throughout her childhood. She is an original member of the North Wyldewood Coven, formed in 2003. She hosts the Coffee and Divination podcast, and is a practicing seer, specializing in a form of oracular divination inspired by the divinatory trance traditions of ancient Greece. She also leads the teaching of Ancestral work within the North Wyldewood Tradition. She practices permaculture, and combines her deep love of ecology and gardening with Pagan animism, and lives in northern VT with her husband and seven cats.

  • Instagram
  • TikTok

Denise Cruci

Co-High Priestess Denise Cruci formed the North Wyldewood Coven in 2003, and is a co-founder of the North Wyldewood Tradition. Outside of the Coven, but complimentary to her practice as a Witch, Denise has served as The Troth steward for the NYC area. After attending a Harafnar workshop, Denise and friends formed Bjornsal, performing spae at festivals and private events for several years. She was part of a NYC based Theodish group for almost 10 years, acting as their spaekona (Seeress) and, at some rituals, channeling Freya, her patron deity. Her spiritual focus is spae/seidhr; journey work; honoring the Ancestors and nature spirits/spirits of place; and love magic.  She is a teacher, new small business owner, and Brooklyn native, who lives with her boyfriend and their pit bull, The Duchess.

  • Instagram

Our Guarantee

If you're not satisfied with the course, or find that it's not right for you, as long as you've completed at least one full module and make your request within your first 30 days in the course, we will be happy to grant a full refund. Simply send us an email to request a refund within your first 30 days, and we'll happily refund your fees.

Please note that we are also committed to making our courses accessible, and have a limited number of scholarship spots available for our Courses. (Contact us via email to request a scholarship application.)

Register Today to Reserve Your Place

Only 4 student spaces remain for Enter the Wyldewood - the Birch Path, so sign up EARLY to reserve your place. 

Registration closes soon! Sign up and pay in full by September 24th to join. (Registration will reopen in the Spring, 2023.) 

Image by Anthony Intraversato

Pay by Month

6 payments of $64 per month


Image by veeterzy

Pay in Full

Register and Pay in Full before September 24th to SAVE $44


Image by Jeremy Bishop

3 Payments

3 payments of $99


Have a Question? Contact Us
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • TikTok
  • Black Facebook Icon

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page