In this, our first Student Spotlight feature, we introduce Varuni, a Witchcraft I student in the online Mystery School. Varuni was nominated to us by her Witchcraft I mentor, Erica Baron, who wrote in her recommendation, “Varuni has strong gifts in the realms of sensing energy and healing. To me, Varuni exemplifies the Temple’s mission because even though she already has strong gifts and skills in some areas of esoteric practice, she still wants ‘to know more about this universe,’ and is continuing to learn, even though she has to operate in a foreign language to do so.”
Here’s what Varuni had to share about herself, her spiritual journey, and her work with The Temple.
Tell us a little about yourself, please.
I am a 27 year-old Chinese woman. I am come from Hong Kong and my mother tongue is Cantonese. I am a shop owner, selling Wicca, Hoodoo and Divination products. My hobbies are singing and reading. I am good at Energy healing and Psychic work too.
What class are you currently taking with the Temple? Can you tell us about the experience?
I just finished the Witchcraft 1 online course, and I am preparing to take Witchcraft 2 next year. I don’t always have enough confidence to know if my practice is right or not. I am so grateful to the Temple, which has taught me much knowledge, deep and different. I learned to go to my Inner Temple with my spirit guides, and every time it is different. I know that every time I go in, I am different and improved. In the Inner Temple, I can explore all the things about my life, my soul, and my connection with God and Goddess; I know more about myself. I really changed myself when I went to the Inner Temple for the first time. Many teachings in the course are also interesting and useful, but I love this one specifically.
What drew you to the Temple’s mystery school?
The first reason is I am a magical products shop owner, and I want to improve my knowledge, let my work be better. So I keep finding any school I can study, but not all the schools can teach you deeply and always take care with your process, but the Temple’s mystery school can do it.
The second reason is that the first time I bought Christopher Penczak’s book, The Witch’s Heart, I was very surprised! That book is too wonderful! So I kept buying his books, and when I discovered he had opened an online school, I knew I really wanted to follow this teacher. He is willing to share his knowledge and experience.
How do you use what you’ve learned in your daily life?
I always communicate with my spirit guides, if I have any problem in daily life, and I always use the healing techniques to help my family and my friends. I learned pendulum divination a long time ago, and I use it daily too, but after I studied the course, I can now deepen my technique and use it flexibly.
What’s next for you as a student/member of the Temple?
I will take the Witchcraft 2 online course to continue my witchcraft study.
If you are a Temple teacher or mentor, and you would like to nominate someone for the Student Spotlight, please contact The Temple Bell’s co-editors Tina Whittle or Raye Snover at [email protected]