Still a bit fuzzy on how attending classes at WSTS all fits together? Here's a link to a short Sway presentation. It’s primary focus is new students, however, even upperclassmen may find it interesting (especially the part about getting to your Skype for Business classes!)Here’s the link: https://sway.com/qZeNBqOXBHbagxGu?ref=Link
Greetings. Winter session is nearly upon us! There are so many choices, so be certain to start thinking now. See class descriptions in Moodle.
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Welcome to Magical Training!
Associates Degree is about learning to become a witch. It's time to wake up your powers, and learn you how to use them!
Welcome to Magical Training!
In your First Year studies, you will be introduced to the magical realms of the mind, body, emotions and spirit. You will learn to create sacred space and be introduced to the Gods. You will discover the Wheel of the Year, and why we celebrate the holy days. You will learn how to successfully create ritual space and feel confident in casting circle and calling quarters in your own personal rituals.
This year's training incorporates several different subjects into a spiral path that takes you through the energy dynamics experienced as the Wheel turns. This class is designed to train your mind to think like an initiate's. It helps connect all the disjointed knowledge about Wicca you may have rolling around in your head, and allows you to build a practice based on your beliefs and your personal contract with the divine.
First Year Required Classes
Wicca 101/102/103 - Wiccan Basics
Wicca 106 - The Wheel of the Year
Wicca 110 - History of Wicca
Ritual 101 - Ritual Construction - Creating Sacred Space
and 2 Electives of your Choice
Magical Training is a two year study program, that deepens your understanding of the path, and your connection with Goddess with each level. Student may enter first year training at any time of the year.
The courses in this category are required for all students to pass.
Magical Training requires that you choose two electives to take your first year. These electives are entry level electives, meaning there are no pre-requisites to take these classes.
Attuning to the Wheel
Your Formal Year & A Day
***Prerequisites: Must have completed Wicca 101/2/3, & Ritual 101, Student must also be enrolled in Wicca 106
Prepare to experience a transformational evolution in every aspect of your life.
This course course runs from Imbolc to Yule, and works on a six-week rotation. Each section is focused on a specific area of spiritual growth. As we flow through the wheel of the year, our soul unfolds in a spiral pattern. This year, you will witness the pattern, embody the energies, journey into you inner self, and come face to face with your own soul. During this year long journey you will focus on a different energy each season, you will embody this energy, ritualize it, and come to understand it through daily devotionals. We will fine tune your focus through Chakra study and exercise, embodying archetypes, deciphering symbolism, decoding planetary influences, and undergoing the rites of passage necessary to prepare the soul for initiation.*
The Working Witch - Putting what you have learned into practice. These two years are devoted to becoming a bridge between the worlds, and bringing the Gods to Her people.
The year of the Working Witch! This level of training usually requires more than one calendar year to complete and will bleed over into the Fourth Year - 400 level work.
Pre-requisite is completion of 100 and 200 level work.
Magical Mastery - What kind of magic do you do? Now is the time to put that magic into career choices. Find your path into full time ministry.
Core Courses (8)
All Masters Students are required to take all of the courses in this category.
They are offered ONCE a year and need to be taken when offered. Please pay close attention to the dates of the course and email the professor with your questions.
At this level the student begins to work in a more independent fashion and begins to pinpoint their ministerial focus and how it affects the larger Wiccan community. Acceptance into the program requires a Bachelor’s of Ministry from Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or a verifiable Wiccan Second Degree that demonstrates the students mastery of the WSTS core Bachelor’s Curriculum. If the candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree, then they can apply to enter the joint BM/MM Program, which will allow them to attain their Bachelor’s of Ministry from WSTS at the same time as they work on their Master’s of Ministry. All candidates will be required to take and pass the Wiccan Skills Assessment before acceptance into the program.
The Master’s study takes a minimum of two years to complete. Students need 48 credit hours total to graduate. This consists of the core required classes, field internship and the focus area coursework.
Field Internship hours will be required in addition to the above course requirements. The Field internship is overseen by the Seminary, but it is up to the student to arrange an acceptable placement. The Seminary reserves the right to accept or reject any proposed placement. The Seminary will assist in facilitating the student finding an acceptable placement.
Each Master’s Candidate is expected to perform sacred service with the Undergraduate program of WSTS. This includes facilitating workshops, programs, classes, and activities on the Second Life® platform and in person.
Declare your Great Work and build your ministry. The Goddess has called you to serve. Now, you learn how to fulfill your calling.