In the Heart of the Goddess
Priestess and Priest of Avalon Training
2023-2024 Spiral One
Course start date:
Saturday 28/Sunday 29 October 2023
“Lady of Avalon”, by Caroline Lir
In Spiral One of the Priest/ess of Avalon Training students journey together through a teaching and ceremonial cycle, learning what it means to become a true Heart Sister or Brother of Avalon, the ancient and present day land of Goddess. Students experience the many different faces of our indigenous British Goddess as She expresses Herself through the cycle of Her seasons. You learn about Bridannia, Britannia, Brigit-Ana, the tutelary/guardian Goddess of Brigit’s Isles, and about other indigenous British Goddesses – Brighde, Artha, Rhiannon, Blodeuwedd, Domnu, Madron, Ker, Banbha, Brigantia, Keridwen, Sheela na Gig, Danu, Arianrhod, the Nine Morgens and the Lady of Avalon. You learn who the ancient yet ever-living Goddess is in this land and how you can apply Her wisdom in your own life, community, culture and landscapes. Your personal connection to Goddess expands and deepens and a process of personal transformation begins.
Each teaching Circle includes ceremony, teaching, creativity, walking and being in the sacred landscape of Avalon. Glastonbury is the Outerworld counterpart to the Otherworld of the Isle of Avalon. To truly become a Sister/Brother or Priestess/Priest of Avalon it is important to become familiar with the actual physical and spiritual landscape of Glastonbury Avalon, as the land is the gateway to knowledge of the Lady and Her mysteries. You need to be physically fit and able to walk easily up and down hills as time is spent walking on the land during each Circle.
The minimum age for students on this course is 23 years of age and younger students will need to provide proof of their age.
At the beginning of the First Spiral you receive copies of 2 books by Kathy Jones, Founder of the Priestess/Priest of Avalon Training, which provide a foundation for the teaching on the course. These are Priestess of Avalon, Priestess of Goddess, a Renewed Spiritual path for the 21st Century (Ariadne Publications), and Remembering the Nine Morgens, The Nine Sisters of Avalon (Ariadne Publications), or other of Kathy’s books if you have these already.
During the First Spiral we invite you to visit the Oracle of the Lady of Avalon offered in each season at Goddess House to receive guidance on your path to becoming a Priestess /Priest of Avalon.
During the course you are encouraged to put your learning into practice in your life. You are expected to enhance your personal connection to Goddess through daily prayer, journaling, by creating personal ceremonies, making a Goddess altar and by visiting sacred sites of the Goddess. Between Circles trainees receive several hours of homework, which requires time, application and commitment. Completion of all homework on time is a course requirement. There may be fines for late homework.
There are also sometimes additional, optional Goddess events held on the Friday evening before the weekend trainings, or on the Saturday evening. You will be informed in advance when they are happening.
The First Spiral of the Priestess and Priest of Avalon training is experiential and will involve you in personal change and Self-development. The Goddess’s touch is transformative. As personal issues arise which need extra support you may be required to seek psychotherapeutic help in order to continue with the course.
2023 – 24 Spiral One
All students within the Priest/ess of Avalon Training programme who complete the First Spiral must sign the Temple Orchard of Avalon Code of Conduct in order to Self-dedicate within this training programme.
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Times of Circles
Saturday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
What to bring
Please bring with you to the First Circle: A journal to write in during the year and personal sacred objects to place on the first altar, as well as suitable walking shoes and outdoor clothing as you will be walking outside on the land.
Course Dates & Content
You can find all the course dates here.
Course Fee Payments
Sliding Scale fees for Priestess of Avalon First Spiral 2023-24
Household Income below £18,000 per annum: £1,200
Household Income between £18,000 – £27,999 per annum: £1,400
Household Income above £28,000 per annum: £1,600
We hold to a policy of honesty
Payments by instalment attract a £50 administration fee
Including the £50 admin fee, the payments will be (depending on your household income):
Household Income below £18,000 per annum:
Deposit of £200 plus 8 monthly payments of £131.25 beginning 28 October 2023
Household Income between £18,000 – £27,999 per annum:
Deposit of £200 plus 8 monthly payments of £156.25 beginning 28 October 2023
Household Income above £28,000 per annum:
Deposit of £200 plus 8 monthly payments of £181.25 beginning 28 October 2023
Please note that to ensure your place on the course the non-refundable deposit of £200 must be paid within four weeks of acceptance by the tutor. If you have applied within four weeks of the course start date your deposit must be received by 13 October 2023 at the latest, or by return if the tutor’s acceptance is after this date.
The balance of fees is due by the beginning of the training. Alternatively, fees can be paid by instalments with your non-refundable deposit paid as above, and then by eight monthly instalments, which are payable by standing order or Paypal subscription starting on 28 October 2023 until the final instalment, due 28 May 2024.
Signed Terms & Conditions are an integral part of the course application process and should also be received by us within four weeks of your receiving confirmation of acceptance on the course.
Please make payments to: Glastonbury Goddess Temple.
How to apply for the course
You can find everything you need to apply for the course here.