Our legends tell of a time on this earth when all the world lay in savagery. The gods sent to earth perfected souls of former races to teach and assist in bringing wisdom to our race. Thus was born the Craft of the Wise, the Old Religion. The Priesthood of this religion were the healers, teachers and spiritual advisors to their people. Even when the old tribes were at war, each Priesthood maintained a peaceful unity within their society.

The Druidic Craft of the Wise (DCW) is a modern descendant of this ancient tradition. Its teachings were compiled and organized into a progressive series of lesson by our late Grand Master, Eli, who was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains.

In 1970, Eli experienced a vision showing him that it was time to disseminate the teachings of the Craft for this New Age of Aquarius - the Age of Knowledge, when many people will no longer be content to rely on their beliefs, but rather will want to Know Truth for themselves.


Witchcraft is a word that scares people due to much misunderstanding and misinformation which began during the famous inquisition when approximately 9 million people were executed as 'witches'. This prejudice has continued to this very day regardless of the fact that witches don't worship Satan, hex people, eat babies or any of the hundreds of crimes they were charged with doing. It is because of this continued persecution that we are still very secret with our teachings and practices.

Eli taught that being a witch was not a matter of ancestry or heredity, but rather a beautifully simple way of thinking and living in Harmony with the Earth and all Her Life, and looking to the Father for guidance. He therefore offered these teachings to everyone who expresses a sincere interest in the Way.

The Druidic Craft of the Wise continues the School Eli established during his life. We offer a series of courses and practices designed to help you to find Peace within yourself, a knowledge of Natural Laws and natural Living and a way to form your own destiny through practicing the techniques of Magic.

The principles taught by the Druidic Craft of the Wise can be applied to any religion or life-style in the American Culture. Whether you live in the city or country, the study of the Way can help you to know yourself and your place in the Plan of Creation.

Basic Philosophy of the Craft

The Teachings of the Craft begin with a three section book called the First Book of Wisdom. The first section of this book contains the very old legends of the Craft as told to us by Eli. These legends are a codified teaching of the creation of the universe, and history of the earth and humanity. The Legends give us the background information of the history of the Craft.

The second section of the book is called the Sacred Tenets of the Craft. Here we are exposed to a detailed description of the world view of the Craft, life and death, Cause and Effect, our place in the universe and countless other topics.

The last section of the book is called the Landmarks. Here we have a printing of the very old laws and procedures of the structure of the Craft, the bill of rights of each member and the code of operation of the Coven.

Studying the Craft

The DCW offers a minimum three month course in Craft philosophy, upon the successful completion of this course, the student is eligible for initiation into the Craft of the Wise. Upon successful completion of a thirteen month Apprenticeship, the member is eligible for Fellowship in the Craft of the Wise.

Members are eligible to study the Craft's different courses in Music, Dance, Astrology, Agriculture and Natural Medicine. Membership in the Craft is much more that mere 'book learning,' it is a way of life that touches the soul deeply.

The Teachings given us by Eli relate the mortal part of our life to the mental and spiritual part. They result in a practical application of Nature's Laws (as codified in the Hermetic Principles), clarifying them for all those who wish to work for better understanding of their natural relationship with the Mother Earth and our Heavenly Father and to use this deepened understanding to improve themselves and the world in which we live.

We can not vouch for any group calling themselves the Druidic Craft of the Wise, unless they have been chartered by our office listed below. If you are interested in studying with a particular group and would like to verify that group's standing with us, please feel free to email us at any time.

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