Wednesday 3 September 2014

Back to Magic School: Ritual Training for Beginners

Druid teacher Hilde Liesens of Westacre Spiritual Centre is offering a correspondence course on how to perform and create pagan rituals. The title of the course is the Ritual Toolkit.

Information about the course on the Westacre website says:
If you are new to making ritual, or if you would like to make a deeper exploration of its traditional elements, this is the course for you. Through practical exercises, it will take you from your first intent, through circle casting and invoking Spirit, into the heart of your own ritual.

The course includes:

Your time investment: 7 hours minimum
Content: 7 pdf instalments e-mailed to you
5 how-to videos
2 audio meditations
Personal contact: a response from Hilde to three of your e-mails
1 one-hour Skype or telephone session

Personal contact will support your work with the course and is an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss issues.

By the end of the course you will be able to: 
- determine the intention of your ritual
- make connection to the spirits of the place
- cast a consecrated circle for ritual
- invoke the blessing of deity
- create your own ritual action
- ground the energy of your work
- give offerings
- close your ritual

To get the most out of this course you will need: 
- a quiet place for meditation
- a place outside to work with
- at least an hour of your time to explore each session
- recommended: take the free course the Magic of Connection before you start
The course costs £177 but some concessions and payment plans are available. For more details and to book visit: You can also access the free Magic of Connection course on the Westacre website.

The picture at the top is copyright Hilde Liesens. The items in the picture are some of her personal ritual equipment.

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