The Art of Self-Initiation

a rite of passage: open the channel -articulate purpose -deepen ancestral connection -healing the witch wound ​

The Art of Self-Initiation is a rite of passage process to acknowledge the death cycles in our lives, build practices for strength and sustenance, and emerge in ritual self- transformation. For thirteen weeks we deepen into self-care, self-love, story showing and sacred community, empowering the exploration and transformation of physical, mythic, and earth-based stories to create new ways of living and being in place. This course includes special attention to personal gnosis practice, reclaiming ancestral wisdom and connecting to the earth and each other.

The Art of Self-Initiation focuses on the rite of passage process. Rites of passage are those life transitions that culminate in irrevocable change. How do we honor and integrate the transformative aspects of our lives?

Initiates will develop their own rite of passage challenge through the initiatory process, culminating in a self-created ritual to embody both sacred gifts and new roles.

Ancestral connection and exploration are an integral part of this journey of initiation.

Students receive all thirteen weeks of lectures, class materials, and bonus courses. This includes recordings of the Live classes taught in the spring of 2019, along with supplemental videos and kits.


All Wild Soul School classes are offered by donation, with a suggested donation of between $50-$100 per class, and there are no financial barriers to enrollment.

You can register right away and make your donation by PayPal to [email protected], or become a member of the Wild Soul Community via Patreon, where you join others in supporting this work of sacred art and nonlinear education, as well as helping me learn to work with the inconsistencies of my disabiliy. Click here to become a patron of this work through Patreon. Patrons receive gifts, rituals, first release creations, behind-the-scenes videos, community connection, courses and collaborative opportunities. Click here to become a patron.

If you can make an additional donation beyond what is suggested, your money supports accessible education for people in transition, those on fixed incomes, single parents and those with disabilities. Please consider making an offering to nourish this vision.

You can also choose to make a tax-deductible donation to support this class and the Wild Soul School. All donations can be made through my fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, and may be one-time or monthly. Your support is vital to keeping this work accessible and alive.

All gifts help support me in creating and reweaving new visions for living, including one where I can continue to offer this work while living in alignment with my body's disability and healing.

Please note: because of my cyclic illness, class times and dates sometimes need to be revised, extended or rescheduled. This necessary flexibility makes my work possible. Because of this I cannot offer refunds. Your donation is a gift, the classes are a gift, and by this exchange we agree to reciprocity without expectation. Sending love.

Questions? Email me: [email protected]

Your Instructor

Lara Veleda Vesta
Lara Veleda Vesta

I'm a storyteller, artist and educator working at the intersection of image and word. My interests include folk spirituality, ancestral mythology, ritual and the sacred creative. This work is an offering. I am the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition, The Moon Divas Oracle Book and Card Deck, and illustrator of The Runes Revealed.. You can investigate more of my work and sign up for my quarterly Myth and Moon Letters at

Courses Included with Purchase

13 Days: A Ritual Practice
Lara Veleda Vesta
by Donation

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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