Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time to Register Running Out: Witchcraft 201


Deborah Blake and I are hosting a series of writing and witchcraft classes, some are more Wicca and some are more writing. Coming up next week (and that means very little time left to register) is our Witchcraft 201 class. This is an advanced class for those familiar with Wicca, but beginners can definitely learn too. We're talking theories and differences, practice and worship, and how Wicca is a lifestyle and a way of living as much as it is a system of faith.  Hope to see you there. Here's some more info on it and where you can register!

Stay tuned for a NaNoWriMo pre-writing class for the end of October--everything you need to have on hand to be successful for writing a novel in a month!



Introduction: Discussion, open forum for ideas, guidance and exploration. Wicca is not a complicated religion, the tenants of that religion are simple, direct. However, `advanced Wicca' is not an introduction into the Wiccan Rede or even how to cast a circle, although we can certainly discuss that. Advanced Wicca is about integrating your spirituality into your daily life, it's taking the essentials and boiling them down to the essence that is vital to your personal practice. Lessons will include discussion about specialization.
Time: 5 days
Date: Sept 24-28
Cost: $25 


Day One

Integrating the Divine Into Daily Practice

· Goddess:
  • Bright mother/Dark mother
  • Life bearing/devouring
  • Day (awareness) night (hidden)
  • Maiden, Mother, Crone
  • Maiden, Mother, Crone, Hag (or the hidden face)
  • Earth Mother, Mother Moon

· God:

  • Oak King/Holly King
  • Waxing/Waning
  • Summer/Winter
  • Sky/Storm
  • Consort/horned god
  • Trickster/horned one/father/hunter

Associated: Ritual for meditation on the god and goddess withinPossible meditations

Day Two

Sabbats, Esbats and Every Day: Rituals

· Group Rituals
  • Etiquette
  • Expectations
  • Rewards
  • Obligations

· Solitary Rituals
  • How do you deepen your understanding alone?
  • How do you maintain spirituality without a coven?
  • Expectations
  • Rewards/Obligations

Associated: Rituals for group and solitary practice
Introduction to writing rituals


Day Three
Diverging Paths

The Wiccan Path embraces diversity and every journey is an individual one. How do you identify your path? What markers show you the way? Introduction, discussion, suggestions and seeking. Among those paths that may be available to you are:
  • Massage Therapy
  • Herbalism
  • Midwifery
  • Shamanic approaches
  • Trance dance
  • Drumming
  • Astral Projection
  • Spirit Guides
  • Dreaming
  • Ceremonial Magic
Day Four

Living as a Wiccan

Addressing the challenges of living as a Wiccan. Living a Wiccan Life is about more than rituals, dancing under the moon and calling out the names of the goddess. It's about tolerance and acceptance in a world that tolerates little, forgives nothing and embraces fundamentalism in all its forms.
  • How to live as a Wiccan when life sucks?
  • How to face your most difficult challenges?
  • Surviving abuse, grief and loss with the Goddess
  • How to bring your life into alignment with your values in and out of the broom closet
  • Defending your faith while not breaking with it
Day Five

Discussion - Q/A

1 comment:

  1. Oh, this sounds amazing!
    I'm only slightly knowledgable of the practice by books I've read. But I would love to learn more and a new learning experience is always welcome to me :)

    Thank you for sharing this1

    ~Ava~

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