You will be working with alchemical formulations each month for the duration of your program, these are an essential component of the program. These alchemical formulations can be purchased from the products section of this website and then carefully packaged and posted to your location.
In addition the following ritual altar items can be personally sourced or purchased from the products section of this website.
Can I access the program on any of my devices from anywhere?
Yes. Once your program begins, you can access the monthly teachings and instructions using your web browser on any of your devices from anywhere in the world. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection.
Are there any prerequisites to this program? Do I need to have any prior knowledge?
No. You can undertake this program without any prior knowledge or experience. You will be carefully guided along the path and you will receive the step-by-step instruction to be able to undertake the 12 magical rites of passage of the ritual alchemist. The Medicine Woman Ritual of the Twelve Gates© program is a standalone program that is a mature course for serious and committed students and is designed in part to deepen your connection and relationship with the Goddess by coming into magical accord with the divine celestial powers.
I am wondering what it means to be an apprentice while studying?
An apprentice is a person who is acquiring new skills under the guidance of an expert for a period of time for a specific purpose. You would be an apprentice as you are studying and working under clear guidelines as part of a structured program.
I have done other spiritual programs, am I still going to gain value from this program?
Yes. This program is absolutely unique. In this program you will be working with the Emerald Tablet, the Tabula smaragdina hermetis. This secret mysteries of magical and alchemical working with the Emerald Tablet have been fully recontextulased for the 21st century for the first time in the Medicine Woman Ritual of the Twelve Gates© program. You will be accessing the secret alchemical and magical powers of the Emerald Tablet by using specialised ‘alchemical tinctures’ designed to create a rapid expansion of consciousness and profound magical transformation that is impossible through any other practice.
Do I need to have astrological or alchemical knowledge?
No. You do not require any prior astrological or alchemical knowledge. This program provides you with step-by-step instructions and alchemical tools that enable you to establish your own link with the Emerald Tablet and acquire wisdom and access power from it.
How much time do I have to put in every week?
You can put in as much time as you wish. In order to achieve the certificate at the end of your program, we recommend you put in minimum 4 hours a week.
I have completed the Medicine Woman Rite of the Twelve Celestial Regents© program, will I benefit from this program?
Yes, this program is ideal for those who have completed the Medicine Woman Rite of the Twelve Celestial Regents© program as it is designed to be complimentary to the Medicine Woman Rite of the Twelve Celestial Regents© program. The Medicine Woman Ritual of the Twelve Gates© program is a standalone program that is a mature course for serious and committed students and is designed in part to deepen your connection and relationship with the Goddess by coming into magical accord with the divine celestial powers.
I am new to the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies®, can I start with this program?
While this program is a standalone program and it can be taken by new students, it is designed to ideally be undertaken after having completed the Medicine Woman Rite of the Twelve Celestial Regents© program. The Medicine Woman Ritual of the Twelve Gates© program is a mature course for serious and committed students and is designed in part to deepen your connection and relationship with the Goddess by coming into magical accord with the divine celestial powers. These powers and notes are the music of the spheres, the great cosmic song of the Goddess Isis-Urania.
Can I complete the program faster?
Medicine Woman Ritual of the Twelve Gates© is a 15-month full immersion alchemical, magical and ritual adventure through the 12 statements that constitute the Emerald Tablet. The structure of the teachings is age-old and fully embodies all of the necessary traditional elements ensuring the teachings are a perfect expression of the ancient alchemical tradition.
This program is a proven pathway to acquiring, developing and enhancing your ability to link into, communicate and work with the Goddess and the powers of the cosmos. It is designed to be undertaken over 15 lunar months with an orientation and a preparatory month in the beginning and one closing month at the end.
The program begins on a new moon and maintains a lunar cycle focus throughout. Each lunar month you will have a different magical focus to enable the development of your alchemical skills.
Who is this program for? Is it right for me?
This program is for you, if:
• You, like the ancient alchemist, want to experience union with the cosmos by allying and aligning yourself with the power and the magic of the Goddess
• You want to discover your cosmic potential and express your inherent cosmic power
• You are ready to experience the true nature of love
• You feel passionate about helping the Earth and her people
What if I cannot start immediately? Can I still enrol?
Yes, you can enrol now and begin the program at a later date. Simply contact our study department firstname.lastname@example.org to request a delayed start date.
Will I get a certificate at the end?
Yes. You can receive the Medicine Woman Certificate in Ritual of the Twelve Gates© upon completion and submission of the exercises to meet certificate course criteria at the end of your program.
Is this Medicine Woman program suitable for men?
Yes. Medicine Woman refers to a state of consciousness or a way of thinking – it’s a way of living and being on the planet as opposed to specifically referring to the gender of an individual. All Medicine Woman programs are suitable for both men and women. We have the pleasure of having quite a number of men undertaking our programs. Male or female, young or old, if you seek to reconnect with the magic of nature and the power of the ancients in your everyday life, you will find that the Medicine Woman programs have something to offer you.
How is teaching provided?
The teaching is provided in a number of different ways, with each being a vitally important part of the program and very carefully structured to ensure that you gain maximum learning in the physical as well as the metaphysical realm.
During the course of the program you will be working magically and ritually with specialised alchemical formulations to enable you to establish direct link with the 12 ancient planets and acquire wisdom and access power from them.
You will have access to the ritual and magical instructions relevant for your studies. The Medicine Woman online school also provides a great platform for connecting with other students, sharing and learning.
Is this program based on a certain tradition or culture?
The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® teachings are universal in their approach and application.
Is there support during the length of the program?
Yes, Medicine Woman online school provides comprehensive support for all students enrolled into Medicine Woman programs.
Within the Medicine Woman online school you will have access to multiple areas, including:
• Common Room where you can connect with the elders and all other students
• Specialised Classrooms where you can engage with others and share your experiences with your fellow students who are doing the same program
• The Library with unique content
• Program Content areas are where you can view videos and read teaching material
• The Ask Franchelle area is where you can submit your questions to Franchelle and read answers to all previously answered questions
• The Healing Hive, a space where you can request healing for yourself or others
Do your alchemical elixirs contain alcohol?
First Light Porta Alchémica® alchemical elixirs are preserved with small amounts of brandy. At this stage it is not possible to manufacture our products to their consistently high standard without the use of alcohol. If you are sensitive to alcohol, First Light Porta Alchémica® alchemical elixirs can be ‘flashed’ by pouring just-off-the-boil water onto them, to effectively evaporate the alcohol content. Choosing to ingest First Light Porta Alchémica® alchemical elixirs is a personal choice and each individual's personal responsibility.
Is doing this program and working with alchemical formulations going to benefit me if I am living outside of New Zealand?
Yes. The alchemical formulations you will be working have a universal application and can be used by anyone anywhere in the world.
You can undertake the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs from any country. We have a global community of students who are successfully undertaking the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs from different parts of the world, including USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Thailand and many others.
Can I undertake this program while travelling?
Yes, you can undertake the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs while travelling. You will need to make sure you have access to Wi-Fi so that you can access your study materials inside the Medicine Woman online school. You will also need to plan ahead to make sure you have everything on hand to carry out the rituals and ceremonies included in your program. We have many students who have successfully undertaken the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs while travelling.
Can I do more than one Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® program at a time?
Due to the considerable logistical demands and requirements inherent in each Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® program we recommend that a person only enrol for one course at a time. Each of the programs have a different focus and objective within consciousness and there is a time honoured progression of development used in true mystery schools to ensure that safe, structured, balanced and rapid spiritual development unfolds. Whilst this is our recommendation The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® understands that each person is a unique individual with their own requirements and capacities. Each student is the best judge as to how they choose to work with the training programs we provide. It is each student’s responsibility to practice self-monitoring and to take full accountability for their own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing throughout the duration of their studies.