with Dragon Witchfyre
Join Dragon for a six-month intensive on the magick and mystery of Earth Stewardship in the context of modern Witchcraft and the Temple of Witchcraft. Develop a deeper understanding of the nature of earth stewardship, particularly as it relates to the Temple’s land and land spirits. Build personal connections to the allies, guardians, and spirits of the Temple land. Define for yourself what it means to be a steward of the earth and what earth stewardship means in the context of your own spiritual work.
Students of the course will form an active core working group of members helping to shape the community’s relationship with the land by completing the Temple Trail work, leading to the proposed ritual and magickal sites of the stone circle for celebration, the faery shrine, and the ancestor mound. Graduates will be ritually dedicated as Earth Stewards in the Temple community.
Connect with plant devas and spirits of stone, as well as the land spirits, or genius loci and the faery beings entwined with our community. Experience these spirits through altar building, ritual and meditation. On nature walks, learn plant and tree identification skills. Experience magickal gardening, and learn about the magick of plants in farming and cooking. Learn about your ecological footprint and how to reduce your impact upon the Earth while still living in our modern society. Understand our place in the ecosystem better, and our relationship with Gaia, Mother Earth. The course culminates with a ritual dedication to your relationship with the land, stewardship and the Earth.
- May 25, 2019 – “What is Earth Stewardship?”
- June 15, 2019 – Wild Magick
- July 13, 2019 – Nourished by the Land (with guest teacher Christopher Penczak)
- August 17, 2019 – Spirit of Place (with guest teacher Steve Kenson)
- September 14, 2019 – Our Place in the Ecosystem
- October 19, 2019 – Ministering to the Land
- Graduation – to be held the week before Samhain 2019
All classes will take place on Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, followed by trail-work hours (see the following).
Cost: Work Study Exchange (See Additional Coursework below)
- Each participant must complete 8 hours of trail work per month to remain active in the course. If this number is not met one month, participant will be dropped from the course the following month.
- Each month each participant has to do research and report on a plant, animal, tree, or mineral that can be found in this part of New England.
- Participants are asked to build a relationship with one herbaceous plant, one tree, one animal, and one mineral spirit throughout the course. This relationship can consist of journeying, meditation, offerings, etc.
- Participants are asked to maintain a regular practice with Gaia. This practice may consist of earth walks, meditation, offerings, etc.
Prerequisites: Completion of Witchcraft II or equivalent experience.
To Register: Use this online form. Registration must be confirmed and is at the discretion of the instructor.