The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch Prayer Intensive
How to Awaken, Remember, and Trust your Body’s Natural Intuitive Senses
Such a Soul often hears what she does not
and often sees what she sees not,
and so often she is there where she is not,
and so often she feels what she feels not.
Marguerite Porete, 12th century mystic burned as a witch
for refusing to renounce her book The Mirror of Simple Souls
on how to connect directly with Divine Presence
What is The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch prayer intensive?
This prayer intensive positively explodes the meaning of the words prayer or intensive. This isn’t news, really. We’ve been stretching what’s possible in each successive intensive since the first in 2018. And whether you’ve followed that trail with me and discovered the radical magic that happens in the Theatre of the Miraculous, or are discovering the world of prayer intensives for the first time, you are welcome here.
You’re here for a reason. Someone called you. Someone nudged you. Someone invisible. Someone who loves you and knows you’re ready to begin to see and hear what the world does not want you to see and hear. Someone who knows that The Age of Aquarius is at hand and you are needed. You have a part to play. A part you’ve been waiting your whole life to say yes to.
Take your time perusing this page. My witch-magician friends, plant whisperer Emma Kupu Mitchell, mediums Suzi von Mensenkampff and Ramzi Cheety, and sacred image artist, Cathy Pratt, and I created this page to paint as accurate a picture as we can of an experience for which there is no precedence. In one way, I can describe it simply. You will invite your 3-year-old self to awaken from her long slumber under patriarchal left-brain conditioning and return to help you remember what she always knew: the world is alive. Or, I can say it’s about learning principles of mediumship, mastery of the mystical theta brain wave state, how to communicate with plants and animals, astral projection, calling the dead, and trusting your guidance. Both descriptions are accurate. In fact, they’re the same thing. Your greatest teacher in The A.R.T of Becoming a Witch is yourself, your sweet, playful, pre-programmed child-self.
In this intensive, you will meet and learn from brilliant witch-magicians. And experiment with their ideas on your own and in small self-selected groups. There will be massive support materials on the resource page and additional opportunities to gather in small groups to talk about your experiences.
Experience is the key word. You will learn much, but the real learning is in the doing, the experimenting, the experiencing for yourself that the world is conscious, alive, and waiting to meet you once you have eyes that see what is not and ears that hear what is not.
Witches, Magicians, and Familiars. Oh My!
Ever since Rabbi Tirzah Firestone sent an endorsement calling me a “prayer artist, scholar, and 21st century witch,” I have dedicated myself to transmuting this word away from the patriarchal definition of evil old hag back to its original meaning: a beautiful wise woman exhibiting her sacramental gifts. Eventually, I arrived at this definition: A witch is a spiritually independent woman who prays in the thresholds between worlds. But there’s always more, isn’t there.
On February 18, the members of Songlines gathered for a dark moon ceremony to meet Our Lady. And seer Sabin Bailey, who has the richest relationship with Our Lady of anyone I’ve ever known, showed us the Tarot cards Our Lady had chosen. The first was 1 The Magician. Sabin said, “The Magician is the Witch card.” Then she said, “Every prayer is a spell.” In that moment, my two callings—prayer artist and mystic witch—merged into one. And the Sacred Feminine, to whom I have been devoted for 9 years, arrived with a new name and radiant face: Our Lady, Queen of Magicians. Immediately, She began to talk. She dictated the new anointing, and began feeding me instructions on what we need to step into the fullness of our Witch-Magician selves.
One of her instructions is to invite everyone to bring their Familiar to every gathering and begin to have daily conversations. My Familiar is Hyldemoer of Wyrd, who is always on my altar. And who has plenty to say! Who is yours? Your Familiar might be a figure you love, an animal guide, a doll, a stone…there is no end to who it might be. Look around. Notice who’s there. Ask who wants to be your companion throughout this intensive. Then, bring your friend to our Opening Ceremony for a Blessing of the Familiars.
“For if we should recapture the response of the heart to what is presented to the senses, go below the surface of sensory inputs to what is held inside them, touch again the ‘metaphysical background’ that expresses them, we would begin to experience, once more, the world as it really is: alive, aware, interactive, communicative, filled with soul, and very, very intelligent—and we, only one tiny part of that vast scenario.” Stephen Harrod Buhner, Plant Intelligence
- The world is a Who—everything is alive, aware, conscious, intelligent and communicating
- Our child-self remembers that we are born mystics, able to see what is not visible and communicate with plants, animals, rocks, and invisible beings like angels and ancestors
- The imaginal realm is real, vibrant, and present within the physical realm
- We can train ourselves to access the imaginal in the mystical theta brainwave state
- A witch is a penultimate magician—the person needed most at this transition of human epochs
- All prayers are spells
Why now and why us?
We stand at the threshold of civilizational change. One human epoch is melting away, another is being born. In this birth canal, the crusty old patriarchal standards of judgment, hierarchy, and domination are dying to make room for a new way of living in harmony with Mother Earth and all Her creatures. The tide can no longer be pushed back or ignored. Too many of us have opened our eyes and peeled away the lies that religion, government, culture, and commerce have told us about who we are and how we are to live in a world they divided into winners—themselves—and losers—everyone and everything else. We speak of this new way of living as “The Age of Aquarius.” And it is we, the witches and magicians called to remember just how intelligent and creative our beautiful bodies are, who will birth and nurture and love this age into fullness.
What are your 5 natural intuitive senses?
You’ve heard the words clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, and know they mean clear seeing, clear hearing, clear feeling, and clear knowing in French. But you’ve probably wondered what they really are, and why it seems so difficult to develop them—never mind rely on and trust them. You might have also heard of bi-location, although most of us assume only very holy beings can be in two places at once. (Cue World War II pilots seeing Padre Pio flying in the sky with his hand out, blocking them from dropping their bombs!) But these capabilities are neither rare or foreign. They are actually how we are wired as human animals walking an alive and vibrant Earth. You instinctively know this is. Somewhere in your body, your three-year-old self is still there, remembering that animals can talk and people can fly.
During our 12 weeks together, we will explore all five mystical senses, each one for two weeks filled with fun experiments. Once we know how to see with all our eyes and hear with all our ears and feel with our entire body, we will awake to a world overflowing with wonder, magic, and aliveness. And we will celebrate our beautiful brilliant bodies—just as Our Lady, Queen of Magicians made us.
Your five Natural Intuitive Senses are:
- Blind Vision—see what you do not see
- Silent Listening—hear what you do not hear
- Touchless Touch—feel what you do not feel
- Unconscious Knowing—know what you do not know
- Time-less Travel—be where you are not
What will we explore together?
Opening Ceremony—the awakening begins
The Moment: Cosmythologist Marcia Wade and Shamanic Astrologer Emma Kupu Mitchell will inaugurate our intensive by reminding us that powerful cosmic being are present and supporting us throughout this 80-day window and beyond as we re-member who we really are.
The Meaning: Janet will talk about our sacred purpose in this time of transition
The Goddess: We will welcome Our Lady, Queen of Magicians, a new and most precious emanation of the Eternal Feminine, and Aurora, our witch-magician mirror, through the eyes of sacred portrait artist, Cathy Pratt
The Anointing: Emma will describe the oil Mary Magdalene, Madame Pele, and Black Moon Lilith dictated and Cathy will share what Black Moon Lilith told her. Janet will share how she received A Magician’s Anointing Spell, how radically different this is from all previous anointings, and lead us in our first anointing
A Blessing of the Familiars: Janet will lead us in welcoming our Familiars in the Theatre of the Miraculous and talk about how they will accompany us throughout this intensive
Our Witch-Magicians: our guides will introduce themselves with stories of their initiation into their mystic witch intuitive capacities
We Begin: Surrounded by love, we will have our first A.R.T. experience
Five Intuitive Sense Gatherings
Each intuitive sense gathering will include:
Open the curtains in the Theatre of the Miraculous and create sacred safe space with ritual
Invocation—Our Lady, Queen of Magicians, Archangels Luci and Michael, our Mystic Families, and Joan of Arc
Blessing—our A.R.T. altars and Familiars with Becoming oil, spritzer, candle
Anointing—A Magician’s Anointing Spell
Open portal to a natural intuitive sense
Stories from our guides that illustrate that this intuitive sense is real and trustworthy
Teachings on how to awaken, remember, and trust this sense
Exercises to experiment with this sense first as a whole group and then in breakout groups
Closing experience of this sense in the Theatre of the Miraculous
Close the curtains with prayer
Gathering 1: Blind Vision—see what you do not see
mediums, Suzi von Menzenkampff and Ramzi Cheety
Her Sacred Image artist, Cathy Pratt
- realize how little of the full spectrum of light humans see in comparison to other animals, and what we can learn from creatures who see so much more
- explore our multiple eyes within and outside our bodies
- experiment with how to drop into the mystical theta brainwave state and see beyond what our physical eyes perceive
Gathering 2: Silent Listening— hear what you do not hear
mystic witch and prayer artist, Janet Conner
plant whisperer and sacred sound healer, Emma Kupu Mitchell
- consider the vast hearing capabilities of our animal, plant, and rock friends
- explore the diverse location of “ears” in, outside, and around our bodies, especially the thymus
- explore endless ways to “hear” including soul writing, morning theta, dreaming, external and internal voices, silent voices, messages within or under physical sounds like birdsong, and many more
- begin a relationship by dropping anthropocentric assumptions, stepping into another being’s presence with humility, asking if they’d like to share their song, and offering gratitude
- discover who is speaking and trust what you are “hearing”
Gathering 3: Touchless touch— feel what you do not feel
mediums, Suzi von Menzenkampff and Ramzi Cheety
Hawaiian Shaman, Kahu Lāhela Johnson
- what we can learn from the Hawaiian shamanic tradition and all indigenous traditions about the body as a total, brilliant, reliable brain
- consider the endless receptors animals use to perceive their environment
- explore how your body perceives: gut feeling, intuition, smell, queasiness, anxiety, chicken skin…everyone has multiple sensors for yes, no, pay attention
- discover what your body knows that you do not; how to feel the energy of a room, a place, a person, a moment, a possibility—and trust what you feel
Gathering 4: Unconscious Knowing— know what you do not know
mediums, Suzi von Menzenkampff and Ramzi Cheety
- consider the mystical paradox of unconscious knowing by surrendering the need to know and stepping into the limitless potential of unknowing
- explore how mediums practice perceiving messages through all portals: sight, sound, feeling, smelling…
- practice psychic readings with one another
- discuss how to trust what you perceive
Gathering 5: Time-less travel—be where you are not
medium, Suzi von Menzenkampff, who studied astral travel through Robert Monroe, Deepak Chopra, and Yogananda
mystic witch, Janet Conner, who has often commanded dead people and animal guides to appear—and they have appeared
- stories of people being seen and heard where they are not from mystics of all traditions
- experiment with calling someone or something to be somewhere they are not and make themselves known
- ask your three-year-old self to invite you to return to your bedroom, closet, favorite toy…
- gather as a community in Cathy’s Journey Cave and share what we experience and see there
- mirror Aurora: stretch our branches up and roots down to connect with ley-lines of the earth and light-lines of the air
- in guided meditation with Suzi, we will press a magic button on google earth, and ask Mother Earth where she’d like us to go, then go!
Closing Celebration—celebrate all we have awakened, remembered, and learned to trust
Prayer intensives in the Theatre of the Miraculous always conclude with a mystical party, a celebration created by the members. These celebrations are delicious ecstatic experiences. And this one! Given our intention to awaken our witch-magician capabilities, to walk the world in the mystical theta brain wave state, to remember our brilliant three-year old selves…who knows how magical this celebration will be. We know one thing. It will be epic!
What will you receive?
Seven 2 ¼ hour live gatherings with prayer artist and mystic witch Janet Conner, mediums Suzi von Menzenkampff and Ramzi Cheety, plant whisperer and sacred sound healer Emma Kupu Mitchell, sacred portrait artist and voice of Archangel Michael Cathy Pratt, and several special guest teachers.
Access to a password-protected resource page with recordings of all gatherings in both video and audio formats, plus:
- Welcome Handbook PDF including background information, introduction to familiars, extensive bibliography, and suggestions on how to form small practice pods
- Prayer Handbook PDF with our core A.R.T prayers
Bonus Videos to Meet Our Witch-Magician Guides as they tell the story of how and when they first realized magic is real:
- Emma Kupu Mitchell—near-death experience at 21
- Ramzi Cheety—saw himself living in Canada and speaking English while he was living in war torn Lebanon speaking Arabic
- Suzi von Menzenkampff—demanded “If you want me to go to America on retreat, send a neon sign.” 15 minutes later the phone rang
- Janet Conner—when her ex-husband died she prayed, “You can do for us there what you couldn’t do here.” Her family and therapist told her to stop “magical thinking.” But she kept praying. One month later a life insurance check arrived for $322,000
- Cathy Pratt—experienced switching bodies with a young boy, then found the boy and his house in real life
Bonus Videos on Foundational Practices
- Introduction on safety protocols for yourself and others
- Cathy Pratt on how to create your own sacred and safe Journey Cave—a place you can go every day to meet your guides and from there travel anywhere at all
- Emma Kupu Mitchell and Janet Conner on protocols to commune with a plant or animal being
- Suzi von Mensenkampff on inexplicable mystical adventures in Bhutan and Ireland that put her psychic gifts into context
- Seven Steps to Get into Theta by Janet Conner
Bonus Videos on the Anointing
- Janet Conner on A Magician’s Anointing Spell
- Emma Kupu Mitchell on the Becoming Anointing Oil
Support Materials on our 5 intuitive senses
- bonus videos on each of the 5 intuitive senses
- PDFs with both individual and small group exercises on each sense
Membership in a private Facebook discussion group (optional)
Our intensive gathers in the Theatre of the Miraculous during the 80-day sacred window that ushers in the Age of Aquarius
All gatherings are on Sundays from 2-4:15 pm Eastern so witch-magicians around the world can join live. But if that time doesn’t fit your schedule, don’t worry, everything is recorded. And if several people request a separate Watch Party, Janet will arrange that at a time that accommodates as many as possible.
The US, Canada, and Europe will all be on Daylight Savings Time or Summer Time
2pm Eastern = 1p Central, 12 Mountain, 11a Pacific (including AZ), 8a HI, 3p Atlantic, 7p UK, 8p EU, 9p Eastern Europe. Monday morning in the Pacific Rim. Check the time in your home on the world clock.
Sun March 26 opening ceremony
Sun April 2 blind vision—see what you do not see
Sun April 16 silent listening—hear what you do not hear
Sun April 30 touchless touch—feel what you do not feel
Sun May 14 unconscious knowing—know what you do not know
Sun May 28 timeless travel—be where you are not
Sun June 11 closing celebration
The investment for this 12-week, life-changing intensive is based on the sacred feminine number of 108. The fee is a multiple of $108 for each month we come together to develop our intuitive senses.
If you require financial assistance, Janet invites you to choose the self-selected scholarship option. If you do not require a scholarship and wish to support this initiative, please consider adding a scholarship to your regular registration.
$ 432 if this is your first intensive in 2023
$ 324 if you were in Archangel Luci and Archangel Michael Speak or Songlines
$ 216 self-selected scholarship
Your Magician-Witch Guides
Janet Conner is a prayer artist, mystic witch, producer and director in the Theatre of the Miraculous, and mistress of the threshold between worlds—the mystical theta brain wave state. But first and always, Janet is a devoted daughter of the eternal Sacred Feminine.
Janet’s first book, Writing Down Your Soul, introduced a radically different approach to journaling that drops the writer into the mystical theta brain wave state. Writing Down Your Soul was so successful that it opened a path for The Lotus and The Lily, Soul Vows, and more.
When her sacred voice whispered Prayer Artist in her left ear in 2018, Janet found herself writing a whole new genre of prayer as love songs, redefining prayer completely, and leading radical prayer intensives with fellow female mystics. In 2020, thanks to an endorsement from Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Janet was called to acknowledge that she is—and always has been—a mystic witch. So along with redefining prayer, Janet enthusiastically embraced the call to transmute witch from a word that strikes terror, into a title that awakens a bone-deep memory of walking in wonder in a world that is sacred, beautiful, and alive—Her Garden of Reverence.
Following where witch wants her to go, Janet created several intensives to honor the witches, such as The Return of the Witches and The A.R.T. of Becoming a Witch. Now she is developing The Witch Sequence, a series of intensives to shed 7 layers of patriarchal lies and awaken, remember, and trust 7 of our sacred sacramental witchly gifts.
Janet lives and listens where ospreys screech and woodstorks swoop in the tiny town of Ozona, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico.
Emma Kupu Mitchell
Emma Kupu Mitchell has been a practitioner of holistic therapies for over 32 years, including clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Depth Numerology, Elemental Astrology with an emphasis on the Moon, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing. Emma uses her extensive knowledge of ancient healing practices to create unique sound- infused sacred anointing oils and tinctures aligning with your natal chart and the “sacred geometry” of YOU.
Emmaʻs passion over the last 5 - 6 years has been with the labyrinth, elemental and shamanic astrology (particularly the lunar/moon wisdom) studying with amazing teachers which has enabled a deeper level of wisdom and understanding of her own life and her work with clients. Emma brings the vibrations and ancient mysteries of the celestial skies down to earth and interweaves these teachings in a unique approach with depth numerology through the lineage of Pythagoras.
Suzi von Mensenkampff
Suzi von Mensenkampff has been a Chopra Instructor for many years, rooted in the ancient wisdom traditions of Vedanta. Her direct experiences with altered states of consciousness sparked her curiosity and is the inspiration for a book she is researching and currently writing. She believes that Extra Sensory Perception ESP is everyone’s birthright. Suzi has been developing her intuition, psychic skills and mediumship by practicing regularly with an online community. For many years she tried shutting it down because of her conditioned fear, but with the support of her mentor she has accepted this ability and realized that it is actually a great and wonderful gift. She developed a series of practices that helped expand her perception and train her mind to navigate these states with a lighthearted approach and she looks forward to sharing them with you on A.R.T.!
“Imagine a world where we valued and used all of the gifts we were born with; this is the world where I choose to live.” - SvM
From childhood to young adulthood, Ramzi Cheety lived through war, which is where his spiritual being evolved. Ramzi volunteered with the Red Cross during the war, which allowed him to help others. Although war is not something that we ever praise, the opportunity that was given to Ramzi, due to the war, ignited his passion to give to and help others. This new spark led him to helping others understand the true meaning of life, who they are and why they are here. Ramzi’s passion is to empower others to practice this understanding in all areas of their lives – emotional, financial, and relationships – and at both the personal and professional levels. These events also kindled a passion in him to facilitate healing in others, through a calling as a spiritual healer.
Ramzi is also a VP Finance for a multinational company. Finance is also a major passion for Ramzi. Through his 1-on-1 work with clients, he realized that people did not have a clear and truthful relationship with money which created blockages along the way. Ramzi uses NLP & hypnosis that allows the client to see the blockages and work with them to clear them. Clients are always amazed by how fast changes occur.
As a healer, Ramzi is a catalyst for healing and positive change for others, by being: a Reiki Master Level 4; Therapeutic Touch Practitioner; Polarity Therapist; Licensed NLP Practitioner; Nokti practitioner; and also holds a Law of Attraction Certificate. Ramzi is also a Psychic Medium helping others find peace and closure.
Once upon a time a girl lived with impenetrable corn fields on all sides. She sneezed and ate corn, played in the woods and pretended she was a witch in her giant closet. And she made art. This child went thru the catholic school system and was university educated with a BFA. She morphed into a professional graphic designer and illustrator. After working in the advertising and design industry for years she hit the road with her partner to see this country and work out of the back of a VW Jetta.
Through my travels, I know we humans and creatures are all alike, breathe the same air under the same stars. Whether I live next to an 8-lane highway or in the heart of the woods; I feel connected to everything else.
I have been a freelancer since 1994. Now I am an artist living on the dark side of a gentle mountain in the middle of sweet Vermont. Here trees fall, wind howls, winter is brutal, summer is vibrant, water trickles and rages, and I am visited by many woodland creatures. My paintings are a combination of what I see and what I feel. I draw the trees, textures, and animals I see around me, or in my imagination. I paint about the human condition, my love of the environment, introspection, and peace. Much of my work is purchased because it serves as a talisman, a reminder of the magical undercurrent in our lives. I teach art to those wanting emotional expression and freedom.
Deep Soul Writing opened me to listen to my voices and to see images in the unseen realms. This led to making sacred art of mystical images I receive. Art is my freedom, busting out of my more comfortable quiet place. It is me singing in public. This art is my most straightforward song.
I haven’t always been an astrologer. What I am is someone who’s been looking at the stars all my life. My first memory is of the star we call “Sun” pouring light through one of those starlight-metabolizers we call trees, and knowing it was love, and very much alive. I have as many memories of stars from childhood as I do of my parents or my siblings. Not until I was almost 30 did I learn there was a language called astrology that decided maps of the stars. That was shortly before I first had the star chart of my birth read to me. On that day I made a vow that I would learn everything I could about these beings who made every atom of my body, and yours, and every quirk and possibility I contain.
That was 40 years ago and I’m still learning. Along the way I’ve studied the myths of many ancient cultures, I’ve made pilgrimages to sacred sites around the world, I’ve looked through dozens and dozens of telescopes, and I’ve read thousands of star charts. As our understanding of what this Cosmos we are part of has exploded into a universe of possibility, so has my understanding of what our stat charts say about us. One of those new discoveries is an edge-dweller named Chaos. The ancient Greeks said she is the primordial mother of all that ever was and ever will be, the fertile possibility of the cosmic creation grounds. In my chart, Chaos is at the Aries Point, where everything begins anew. In the 2nd House of my birth chart, she is my resource, what I most value, and the foundation of my self-worth. And more than anything else, it is she who has shown me how right I was to see the stars as love.
Kahu Lāhela, a native Hawaiian spiritual healing guide, lives on the island of Oʻahu in the Sacred valley of Hakipu'u. Her kuleana (duty & responsibility) as a Kahu is to assist people in restoring themselves and their relationships in pono (balance, rightness) and in haʻahaʻa (humility). Following the guidance of her elders and spirit guides, Kahu Lāhela developed a unique practice of Hana I Ka Pono, a compilation of the energy work of Pule (prayer), Lomilomi, Language of Light, and Mana Iho, healing practices that open the channels to create flow and balance between the body, mind, and spirit.
Last year she also co-created an eight-module inner exploration process called Ho'i Mai Iho Nō - The Journey Inward (A Personal Practice for Healing, Resiliency, & Sovereignty). Through these programs and practices, she facilitates in strengthening the connection to your inner guidance so you can regain self-trust and self-empowerment, embrace your sovereignty, and be better equipped to navigate the challenging times ahead with clarity and resilience.