Policies and Procedures

Teleconference Courses

Requirement: You must be 18 years of age or older to register for or purchase any courses on this website. By purchasing a course or other education materials from this site you are agreeing that you are 18 years or older.

Duration: Each teleconference class (with the exception of Tribal Traditions for a Modern World) will last a different number of weeks, which will be listed in the course description. If you are unable to attend any of the classes in a particular week, you may listen to the audio of the class online and do a makeup during the scheduled lab hour or schedule a makeup at another time (there is a $10 charge for private makeups outside of lab hours). Please note that regular attendance is a requirement for teleconference courses other than the Tribal Traditions Basic Magic course.

Meeting Time and Place: Classes are taught via teleconference or by online digital materials. For teleconference classes every student dials into the same number (which is usually a long distance call for most people) and can hear each other. Some students may be taking the class online, listening to the audio files of the teleconference each week and submitting homework via email.

Cost, Payment, and Refunds: The cost of teleconference courses is $35/week unless specified differently in the course description. To compute the total cost of a teleconference course, multiply the total number of weeks for the class by $35. The initial payment must be paid before the beginning of class. Payments may be made by check, money order, PayPal or credit card. The first payment must be received before class begins. Check payments must be received and credit card payments must clear by the assigned billing dates (which will be provided once you register). Checks should be made out to Esoteric School and mailed to PO Box 215, Redwood Valley, CA 95470. Payments not received or cleared on time are subject to a $10 late fee. The school will invoice you via email for payments due. Payment for the Basic Magic: Tribal Traditions course will be made on the schedule of the first 3 months in advance upon registration. After that those students may pay monthly only for months they intended to participate. For all other teleconference classes, payments can be made in the following ways:

Monthly: Pay $150 every 4 weeks ($35 per class plus a $10 surcharge per month for billing). The first payment must be made before the first class.

Half: Pay half the total class fee before class starts and half at the midway point of the class. There is no surcharge for this option.

Full: Pay the total class fee before the first class. There is no surcharge for this option. Until your total balance is paid in full, you are responsible for submitting payments by check or credit card according to the terms stated above.

For any balance over 30 days you will incur a finance charge of 1.5% (18% PR) of the outstanding balance. Should any payment, or the full amount of the sum stated above be overdue by more than 5 days from the above agreed time of payment or payments, the entire balance shall be considered in default, and will be turned over to a collection agency. If this should occur, you will be responsible for any and all collection costs including court costs, attorney fees and any other collection fees necessary to collect the full amount due Esoteric School of Shamanism and Magic. Should it be necessary to go to court, the venue will be held in California.

Recording Class: Students are free to record classes. Audio files of classes will also be posted on the website after each class (Tribal Traditions classes excluded). If you need a CD of the class that can be played on your computer or on your stereo, please contact us at 888-446-2442 and request it. CDs will be mailed at a cost of $7 per CD (CDs that can be played on your stereo often require 2 CDs per class). Computer CDs of the entire class are available at the end of the class for $3/class.

Refunds: Refunds are given based on the 4 week billing cycle as follows:

Monthly Payment Program: If you decide not to continue with class, you must let us know before the next payment is billed. Once a payment is billed, it cannot be refunded, either in whole or on a pro-rated basis.

Half, or Full Payment: Refunds for half or full payment are also given on the basis on the 4 week billing cycle. Refunds will be given for any whole 4 week class period not yet attended.

Makeups: Makeups for missed regular teleconference classes are required. Missed classes must be made up with an instructor during lab or at another scheduled time. Makeups during lab hours are free, and makeups via private appointments are an additional $10, and will be billed in the following 4 week cycle. If you are paying by check, please send payment for any makeups within the next billing cycle. If you are paying by credit card, the makeup fee will be added to your next payment.

Late Fee: Late payments are subject to a $10 fee. If you are paying by check and your check fails to arrive by the billing due date, please include a $10 late fee with your next check. If you are paying by credit card and your credit card fails to clear on the billing date, a $10 late fee will be added to your next payment. Upon receiving your deposit you will receive the class materials for the relevant sections of class.


Customer agrees to indemnify and hold the Esoteric School of Shamanism and Magic (“School”) harmless from and against any claims, suits, penalties, obligations, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) and including any claims by Customer or any third parties (which may include members of Customer’s family or business), incurred or suffered by the School with respect to any damage or injury alleged to have resulted from or to have arisen from Customer’s use of the teaching materials or the content contained in them.

Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability

School shall not be responsible for losses or damages suffered by Customer from for any reason or cause. Customer waives all claims of liability against School for any reason other than physical defects in the materials supplied to Customer.