Join Our “Mail Order Mystery School” Correspondence Course This Summer!



Now, for the first time ever, you can learn the real teachings behind Witch-craft … Age-Old Wisdom which gives you greater health, personal power, purpose, peace of mind, and methods for destabilizing Patriarchal power and authority.

Each lesson comes to you complete with secret instructions enabling you to practice ESP, project your astral body, develop self healing, and become a MYSTIC MASTER.

Yes, YOU CAN LEARN the secrets formerly reserved for Coven initiates easily, quickly…within the privacy of your own home.

Mail Order Mystery School is a correspondence course designed to initiate Adepts in degrees of inner illumination over the course of nine months.

Each month, participants will be sent a package containing instructions for exercises in journaling, art making, meditation, and solitary ritual that will be distributed in the following order: Oaths signed, Void, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, Light.

“I am a witch I bow to no one. No one bows to me. The Goddess stands beside me. The Goddess sets me free.”

Mail Order Mystery School is designed to facilitate personal study and evolution – it does not include direct mentorship or initiatory assessment by Eliza Swann or faculty members affiliated with The Golden Dome School.




Enrollment is now open for: Our ‘Tarot Initiates’ Certification Program in Los Angeles June 23rd


The Golden Dome School is pleased to offer a “Tarot Initiates” certification program.


In the last 15 years of reading Tarot cards for herself and her community, Eliza Swann has developed a system of intuitive Tarot study based on combined practices of energy healing, hypnosis, alchemy, and ceremonial magic. During this course, you will learn the foundational lore and symbolism contained within the Tarot, the Golden Dome system of ethics for readers, how to offer readings and reflections, and how to work with the Tarot ceremonially.

To become a Golden Dome School “Tarot Initiate”, you must complete one four hour class, and one hundred hours of personal study, followed by a one on one check-in at the end of your hundred hours. This program is suitable for beginning and advanced practitioners alike who are searching for a systematic study of Tarot history, symbolism and practice.

The first Tarot Initiation class will take place in Los Angeles at Pieter Performance Space. You can sign up for this class HERE.

Pieter Performance Space
June 23rd, 2pm – 6pm
420 W Avenue 33, Los Angeles, CA 90031
*you can get to Pieter on the Gold Line


An overview of the course:

4-hour group tarot course = $47

100 hours of personal study guided by a workbook = free

1.5 hour check-in with Eliza = $150

You will receive a certificate in the mail once all three stages have been completed.


What is the purpose of receiving this type of initiation? Many tarot practitioners are self taught, and this is a perfectly valid way to work with this tool. The “Tarot Initiation” is for folks who feel more comfortable receiving a formal system for study and practice.

What if I don’t want to become a professional Tarot reader? No problem! This course is of benefit to those who want to use it to open their understanding of the Tarot, to develop a personal practice, or for those who wish to develop a professional practice.

Will the “Tarot Initiates” program be available online? No, we do not offer online classes.

I am brand new to the Tarot – can I participate? Yes – anyone at any level of experience is welcome.

Will you tell me what deck to purchase? Once you have enrolled, you will receive an e-mail with deck requirements.

tumblr_pe2y3qHKZB1vxx3tvo1_1280Eliza Swann is an interdisciplinary artist, intuitive, writer, educator, and community organizer based in Los Angeles and New York. Eliza received a BA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, trained in hypnotherapy at the Isis Centre in England, Hindu cosmology and yoga with Dr. Vagish Shastri in Benares, India, Tarot and Western Magical Practice with the Builders of the Adytum Western Mystery School, and received a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Central St. Martins in London. Eliza has exhibited her work internationally, most recently at the University of California Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz), the Women’s Center for Creative Work (Los Angeles), Elephant Gallery (Los Angeles), and the Art/Life Institute (Kingston, NY). Eliza has lectured at UCLA, the Hammer Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, Central St Martins, CalArts, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute. She has contributed critical writing to BOMB, Arthur, Contemporary Art Review LA, and Perfect Wave Magazines. Eliza is also the founder of The Golden Dome School, a curatorial and educational platform that studies intersections of art, metaphysics and ecology.


Justice, Artist Residency, 2018

“Justice”, Wurtsboro, NY, Oct 1st – 7th, 2018

Facilitated by: Chiron Armand, Mireya Lucio, Linda Montano, Lavender Suarez, Eliza Swann

For our ninth artist-in-residence session we are working with the Tarot card “Justice” where we are introduced to the mysteries of law, order, balance, and equilibrium.

The figure pictured as “Justice” on most Tarot decks is modeled after the ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma’at, with her balancing scales and magic feather (often pictured as a sword). The concept of Ma’at, which is personified as a Goddess, is a more fluid and pervasive notion than ‘justice’ or ‘law’ as we now understand these words. Ma’at is the ultimate force that operates the cosmos – she is an energy that maintains balance, regulates the movements of the stars and the cycles of the seasons, keeps cycles of life and death in balance, and creates complex, synergistic, and self-regulating systems of order that maintain creation. Ma’at’s ideological opposite is Isfet – injustice, chaos, and violence. During this artist intensive, we will seek to understand how principles of justice and balance can be found in ourselves, our communities, our world, our planet, and our cosmos, as well as navigating our relationship with Isfet – injustice, chaos, and violence. Through combined practices of performance, community building and magic making, we will study the balancing forces in nature as they pertain to renewal and revolution.

We will be living communally in a house in the Catskills for a one week session that consists of a series of performance centered art exercises, tarot instruction, sound healing, intuitive development exercises, and lectures offered by visiting artists. We will do a group performance at the end of week. All Golden Dome gatherings seek to provide our community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and our world.

The faculty members for the “Justice” program are: Chiron Armand, Mireya Lucio, Linda Montano, Lavender Suarez and Eliza Swann.


The Resurrection of Care, Performance, Maiden LA, Echo Park Lake, 2018



The Golden Dome School has begun the tradition of performing “The Resurrection of Care” ritual each year in response to Bohemian Grove’s “Cremation of Care” ceremony (please see below for the history and meaning of this action).

This “Resurrection of Care” invites Los Angeles artists and mystics to respond to our culture’s violence, ecocide, caustic hierarchies, and exploitative capitalism.

This year we will be activating Echo Park Lake – turning the water into a programmed flower essence to increase care, compassion, and heart centered action. We will walk the perimeter of the lake, ritually infusing the water with intention. Everyone present at the ceremony is invited to actively participate and to speak. The ceremonial officiants this year are Lisa Dring, Edgar Fabian Frias, Saewon Oh, Estella Sanchez, and SA RA with Sarah Manuwal, Merkel, John Sanchez, Emilia Turner and Christian Toscano.

History: The notorious Bohemian Club, an ultra-exclusive all-male club, has membership that includes business leaders, government officials, former US presidents, military elite, bankers, media executives, and other men in positions of power. Political and business deals are developed at the Club’s annual summer gathering at Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, CA. An early meeting for the Manhattan Project took place there in 1942, which subsequently led to the use of the atomic bomb in World War II.

At the annual Bohemian Grove gathering, members stage the 135-year old “Cremation of Care” ceremony on July 7, in which the body of “Care” is symbolically cremated and banished from Bohemian Grove, paving the way for drunken celebration, male bonding, capitalistic scheming, warmongering, and – according to many reports – excessive public urination.

In response, the Golden Dome School developed “The Resurrection of Care”, an annual ritual performed by Golden Dome artists. The play narrates the resurrection of the cremated body of caring, underscoring that life on Earth is worth caring for. Each year we re-instate our vow to care for ourselves and all of the people, plants, animals, water, earth, air, and spirits that are threatened with annihilation by unfettered greed and exploitation.


The Hierophant, Artist Residency, 2017

The Hierophant: Liberation! Movement!

Joshua Tree, CA

March 19th – March 26th, 2017

Facilitated by: Asher Hartman, Edgar Fabian Frias, Madre Jaguar, Laura Berlin Stinger, Eliza Swann

For our sixth artist-in-residence session we will be working with the Hierophant archetype where we are introduced to concepts of liberation, spirit, revolution – and the opposite polarity – slavery, bondage, and materialism. Five is the revolutionary point between one and ten where we become a bridge between the material and the transcendent.

Typically, the Hierophant is depicted as The Pope, a spiritual authority figure who acts as a mediator between the people and the Divine. Mastery of the Hierophant card is achieved through reclaiming personal power by creating a direct and intimate connection to the Divine that is not mediated by any hierarchy.

In this time of political upheaval, climate change, and threats to the freedom and safety of many beings on Earth – how can we use our magic to shatter oppressive systems and turn toward care? How can we learn to take our power back and reconnect to our souls and the soul of the world? Over the course of seven days we will learn tactical magic skills, the Alchemical art of the Tarot, the art of the pendulum, the art of reiki, breath-work, and we will work on a performance ritual. This ritual will be performed publicly on the last day of the residency.

This program is facilitated by Asher Hartman, Edgar Fabian Frias, Tanya Love, Laura Berlin Stinger, Eliza Swann

We will be occupying a comfortable home with a hot tub on five acres of desert land in close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park. Our home functions as an Ashram and therefore no drugs, drink, or cigarettes are permitted on the premises.

The Golden Dome School does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, or physical ability. We welcome all belief systems.

The Magician, Artist Residency, 2014

The Magician Artist Residency, Woodstock, NY

September 21st – September 28th, 2014

Facilitated by Frank Haines, Brendan Landis, Guadalupe Maravilla, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Linda Montano, Eliza Swann

Program Description

“Life is real only then, when “I am”.”
― G.I. Gurdjieff

Observe the Magician’s gesture. The Magician’s hands act as a lightening rod – one arm extended up to the Divine for inspiration, the other pointing toward Earth to ground this potent energy and give it form and frequency – the Magician’s gesture indicates that s/he is a conduit for creative miracles. The second incarnation of The Golden Dome School will have a sound based emphasis and will seek to traverse limits for transmuting divine inspiration into vibration, frequency, and tone. Through ritual, consecration, meditation, song, sound, and movement exercises we will learn to utter The Magician’s words through our art:

“I, the Magician, take a position in the crossroads of eternity and infinity that we call the present. I am loyal to everything that I am: my body, my intelligence, my heart, my creative force.”

– Jodorowsky and Costa, “The Way of the Tarot”

We are interested in engaging selected artists in a co-creative environment of experimental pedagogy that fosters community, collaboration, feedback, close living, and the collapse of boundaries between life and art. All Dome gatherings seek to provide its community with expansive methodologies for reconciling our selves and our work to each other and to our world. This one week session will consist of workshops, collaborative art exercises, daily tarot meditations, sound rituals, and lectures offered by visiting artists. Faculty members include: Linda Montano, Eliza Swann, Frank Haines, Irvin Morazan, Mollie McKinley, Zeljko McMullen, Ryan Ingersol, and Brendan Landis. We will then create a sound healing ritual based on our findings that will debut in New York City. Please see the syllabus for detailed information.

Through an open call selection process, nine artists who are interested in becoming an Art Mage will be selected for participation in The Golden Dome experiment.