This course allows the student personal exploration and inner healing. Healing Your Wounds is the second step in your healing journey that started with Advanced Wicca. From your first steps in learning about Wicca, you began learning about yourself. Learning about yourself, brings recognition and understanding of self which ultimately leads to healing. In this course, we will revisit concepts and tools you have been offered in previous classes. We will discuss application and ways to incorporate them into your daily practice. Each class will focus on a few. We will also consider the connection between body, mind, and spirit. We will look at how past events affect you today and how you can move forward. Skills and concepts learned in this class will allow you to be better clergy in the future.
Prereq: Accelerated Wicca 101/102/103
- Teacher: Stacia Schmidt
Teacher: Rieka Long, aka: Despona Lionheart
This course will introduce you to a fundamental list of magical herbs. Specifically; it is the list required for the First Degree ATC Initiatory Path. There are a total of 15 herbs, each of which will be discussed individually and used in specific given recipes. The required text: Magical Herbalism, by Scott Cunningham, provides all the recipes being used. Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs is also highly recommended.
The lecture topics will cover the magical topics of protection, divination, love, and magical healing. The use of these herbs in physical healing will be discussed as a side note. Many are perfectly safe for general use, but this is not a course on the herbal healing of physical disease and some of the plants can be toxic when taken internally. Cautions are given within the text. Our primary focus is on the magical and spiritual uses of plants.
Students are expected to buy the herbs on provided list [which is emailed to students before class begins] and a few extras per some specific recipes. Tools for making herbal products will also be necessary. We will be discussing the techniques used to make an infused oil, a tea, an incense, a sachet, and other magical creations. The text lists 8 techniques of which the student is required to attempt a total of 5.
There are many, many recipes listed in the course material. Do not let that intimidate you; instead, allow it to stimulate your creativity. You are given choices of which recipes to use in completing your assignments.
Beyond attempting the creation of magical herbal techniques, the homework consists only of; turning in your recipe, a journal entry regarding the experience with the recipe, and a photo of your finished product. There is one short research paper on Baneful herbs. There is a total of 7 assignments to complete for the course.
- Teacher: Trisha Parker
Most people are familiar with Runes being used a form of divination, this course makes the student aware that the subject is much deeper, as it looks at what Runes are; their history and philosophy, as well as their magical and divinatory use.
- Teacher: Gavin Bone
Have you been frustrated trying to meditate? Have you heard of some of the benefits of meditation, but don't know where to start? Then this is the course for you. We'll start with the basics, and build up to a daily practice of 30 minutes of meditation each day. It really is a lot easier than you may think!
- Teacher: Mary Malinski
References to Greek Mythology are all around us. From someone showing "Herculean” strength, to the size of something being described as "titanic”, we are influenced by Greek myths. Join us as we take a tour of the origins and ordering of the universe according to the Ancient Greeks, and seek to understand a bit about the pantheon that has so much influence over us, even today.
- Teacher: Mary Malinski
Intro t Hindu Mythology
- Teacher: Phoenix Silverstar
Entry Level. This is a corespondance/workshop course. Work at your own pace.
If you are attending public community events, whether as a participant or as a leader, or just belong to a coven, you are eventually going to be around Pagan children. You should at least have an idea of how to interact with and encourage them in a positive way. I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child, and this course has been developed with that exact mindset. Each topic will be addressed from three perspectives:
1. Pagan Parents
2. Pagan Non-Parents in a community environment.
3. Pagan Community Leaders/Clergy
During this 8 week course we will discuss the following topics and more:
Children and Ritual
Defining Pagan Basics for Children
Rites of Passage
Your Role as Clergy