In our society, women are particularly inclined to support almost any alternative approach to the mystic and the spiritual that may come along, not because women are more gullible than men, but because established patriarchal religion continues to deny women access to creative decision making on spiritual issues. The official morality is not women's morality. The official theology does not spring from the feminine spirit, but continues to deny the full importance or divinity of that spirit. Women who feel themselves drawn toward the spiritual side of their nature, then crave new ways to apply their inner feelings to daily life. Without fully articulating their reasons, even to themselves, they find the rigid theologies of patriarchal gods incompatible. So they look elsewhere.
Many women find some measure of spiritual authority, or at least, permission to develop a personal belief system--in various branches of occultism and shamanic magic. Therefore, it is especially necessary for women to consider carefully the ideas presented by crystal mysticism and related subjects, keeping in mind that as women, they might be particularly vulnerable to exploitation by irrational systems. Women not only need a skeptical attitude toward "revealed" religious patriarchy, they also need a skeptical attitude toward the more modern self-styled authorities who use female yearnings and spiritual needs to further their own fortune.
Wicca is a religion for free-thinkers, but it is not always fun and games. It requires a lot of studying and hard work. I take Wicca seriously and expect all of my students to take it seriously as well. Wiccan concepts may be difficult to understand. It is easy to become frustrated and simply log off-line or give up entirely, but with perseverance and dedication you will learn. Do not be discouraged. I encourage my students to follow their own heart and create a path that is unique to them. I do not expect my students to try and fit themselves into a preconceived mold, even if it is Pagan. I do however expect my students to acquire knowledge of different paths and religions because this knowledge builds social interaction skills.
Wicca may not be the right path for everyone and that is okay. There are many different paths and traditions associated with Paganism, just as there are many different religions. If you decide that Wicca, Paganism, or any form of non-traditional religion does not feel right to you, then by all means, keep searching.
The following classes are available online.
|Self-Dedication||Why Cults Exist||Candles/Color Correspondence|
|Choosing A Path||Attraction of A Cult||Herbs|
|The Pentacle||Identify A Cult Leader||Incense|
|Hidden Name||Church vs. Cult||Oils|
|Your Altar||A Personal Story||Stones|
|Bell; Candle||Ritual Attire||Imbolc|
|Besom; Incense||Book of Shadows||Ostara|
|Book; Ink/Quill||The Elements||Beltane|
|Parchment; Oil||Ritual Basics||Litha|
|Crystal; Poppet/Spell Bag||Spell Casting||Mabon|
|Staff/Wand; Robe||Lunar Magic||Samhain|
|Mineral properties||Cross-reference of Common, Latin , and Folk Names|
|Location||Location and description of plant|
|History of use and folklore||Plant Chemistry|
|Magical Properties||Medicinal uses|
|Athame/Bioline/Sword||History of Paganism||Introduction|
|Ceramic mold, Metal casting||Literature & Doctrine||Atheism/Agnosticism|
|Stylus/Scroll/Book making||Ceremonial Magic||Catholicism|
|Cauldron/Chalice/Pentacle/Thurible||The Burning Times||Confucianism|
|Synthetic crystal making||History of Wicca||Druidism|
|Amulet/Jewelry||Gardner's Literary Influences||Hinduism|
|Candle making||Post-Gardnerian Wicca||Islam|
|Methods of oil extraction||Chronological Timeline||Shamanism|
This course will conclude with a lesson on psychology, ethics, and the legal issues involved with tarot reading.
Each lesson will include a full-size scanned image of the card
that you can print on heavy card stock and use to practice with.
Please choose which deck you would like to learn.
|Old Path--78 cards|
|Medicine Animal--44 cards|
|Sacred Path--44 cards|
|Joy of Relationship--64 cards|
Also included in this course are the spreads that are used with each deck.
Some decks use more than one spread so each spread will be
taught separately at the conclusion of the corresponding deck lesson.
|Celtic Cross||Pathway||Corn Stalk||Card of Day|
|Medicine Wheel||Sun/Moon||Pair of Day|
|Sun Lodge||Four Directions||Triangle|
More to come.....
Anyone under the age of 18 may not apply without written parental consent. Contact me for details.
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