Priestess of Avalon Training
Email Correspondence Course 2018/19
Spiral Two – Practicing Priestess
Course start date:
Saturday 2nd November -Sunday 3rd November 2019
Please note that except in very unusual circumstances the Email training is only open to people living outside the UK – also do ensure you have read the full course description: you need to be able to come to Glastonbury three times during the training year.
Spiral Two Email is open to those who have successfully completed Spiral One of the Priestess/Priest of Avalon Training.
The Second Spiral Email course provides a vital next step towards Self-Initiation as a Priestess of the Goddess and of Avalon. Delving more deeply into the Mysteries of Avalon this year long training offers opportunities to develop practical priestessing skills, and to explore your role as a Goddess ceremonialist, counsellor, visionary and spiritual friend. All of the skills you learn empower you to take on the visible public role of being Her Priestess or Priest in the world, and aid you in creating, supporting and developing new Goddess Events, Communities and Temples in your land. The Spiral culminates in a ceremony of Self-Dedication as Priestess or Priest of the Goddess.
The Second Spiral Email Correspondence Course begins with a two-day visit to Glastonbury on 2nd/3rd November 2019.
Spiral Two comprises eight sessions of distance learning, assignments, tutorials and supervision spread over one year. Every five-six weeks students will be sent Microsoft Word documents by email, containing written and experiential tasks to complete over the following weeks. These must be recorded as written work, reports, journal excerpts, art and craftwork with digital photographs where appropriate, and sent by email to Luna Silver for assessment and feedback. Distance students will also have the opportunity to telephone or Skype their tutor for a personal 30 minute tutorial once every six weeks.
Distance students are required to attend three compulsory tuition sessions in Glastonbury during the Second Spiral. The first two-day session is the Opening weekend of the Second Spiral in Glastonbury on 2nd/3rd November 2019, meeting with all students taking the Second Spiral. The second three-day session is 7th/8th/9th February 2020 and the third three-day session is 11th/1th/13th September 2020. This final session includes walking the Glastonbury Tor Labrynth and a Ceremony of Self-Dedication as a Priestess or Priest of the Goddess.
During these teaching sessions students will deepen their connection to the landscape, spirituality and culture of Glastonbury Avalon and have the opportunity to visit the Goddess Temple and sacred sites of Glastonbury. They meet other students on the Correspondence and Glastonbury courses, as well as Self-initiated Priestesses and Priests of Avalon. Course fees cover tuition for these nine teaching days in Glastonbury, but do not include accommodation, food, travel or insurance, which must be arranged and paid for separately. Recommendations for B&B or hotel accommodation will be given.
Circle Times in Glastonbury
Friday where applicable, from 9.30am – variable length
Saturday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Spiral Two Email Course Dates 2019-20
Introduction to the Second Spiral, Deepening your Dedication Vow
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle One
Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd November 2019
At the end of their first year of training students have taken part in a special Ceremony in which they dedicate themselves to Goddess as Sisters and Brothers of Avalon. For this ceremony you write and speak your own Vow of Dedication. This vow marks an important step that requires daily commitment and focus. You join students in Glastonbury for this Spiral, which begins with further examination of what this dedication really means as a focus for daily spiritual practice and as it affects the choices you make in your daily life, in your work, relationships, etc. Students explore what it might mean to become a Priestess and Priest of the Goddess, the culmination of the Second Spiral of training and the Developing Rites and Responsibilities of a Priestess/Priest of the Goddess and of Avalon.
Creating and Performing Goddess-centred Ceremonies : Part 1
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Two
Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th December 2019
In your assignments you will examine the basic principles of creating and performing the many ceremonies and rites of passage you may be called upon to perform as Priestesses/Priests of the Goddess. In ceremony Priest/esses consciously create conditions in which you and others can experience the energies of Goddess, moving within and between us all. Students explore the nature of the archetypal Priestess and Priest Self and how to call her/him into your bodies. You learn how to invoke Goddess and how to create energy containers in which the Goddess may be experienced by all those present. You learn about finding and holding inner stillness, how to hear and respond to intuition and the ability to be sensitive to movement within Her energy field. Students receive instruction on performing ceremony and then devise and practice your own Goddess-centred ceremonies with feedback and discussion.
Creating and Performing Goddess-centred Ceremonies : Part 2
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Three
Friday 7th/Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th February 2020
Revisiting the sacred landscape of Glastonbury Avalon, you deepen your connection to the land and meet with other correspondence students and those taking the full course in Glastonbury. This is a practical circle when you begin to lay the seeds of your future practice as a Priestess, creating, developing and practising your own Goddess inspired ceremonies with supportive and reflective feedback.
Journeying between the worlds for healing, guidance and soul retrieval
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Four
Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th March 2020
The Isle of Avalon is the Otherworldly Paradise that lies beyond the Veil of Avalon. This veil is a misty or fiery Veil that hides the sacred land of Avalon from the ordinary world. It is an etheric Veil, a Veil in consciousness that separates the visible from the invisible spiritual worlds. Students learn how to journey psychically and spiritually between the worlds into these unseen realms, for personal healing, guidance and soul retrieval for themselves and others. Students are taught how to make safe passage across the waters of the Lake of Avalon, and through secret pathways to the Isle of Avalon, using sound, visualisation and veils, and how to return safely. You take part in guided journeys between the worlds to Avalon.
Gender and the Goddess
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Five
Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th May 2020
Having the Goddess in the centre of our lives changes the way that we relate to each other as women and men, and to the wider patriarchal society in which we live. In these assignments you explore the many gender issues that arise on the Goddess path. These include the role of women as the human manifestation of the Goddess in the world, the role of men as Her Guardians and Protectors; where God fits in, etc., as well as the challenge of living in societies that encourage power over competition within and between the sexes and how we can all be empowered from within to be truly who we are. You have the opportunity to explore some of your own prejudices and truths about gender and the Goddess. You explore Women’s and Men’s Mysteries.
Reading the Signs in Nature and Scrying for Visions
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Six
Saturday 13th/Sunday 14th June 2020
The Goddess’s nature is everywhere and part of the Priest/ess path includes learning to read the signs from Her, that are visible all around us within Her nature, if we have the eyes to see and the ears to listen. You learn to develop your inner sight and hearing, to listen to your intuition and respond to its messages. You learn how to scry (read the signs) for a vision, using the elements of Her nature – air, fire, water and earth, and how to hear/sense Her voice within Her nature. You learn to look into the present moment to unravel the difficulties of the past and to reveal the possibilities of the future, through visions which can inspire yourself and your community.
Oracling and Embodiment of the Goddess
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Seven
Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th July 2020
Goddess is both immanent and transcendent. She is within each one of us as our individual and collective Soul, and She is without, as the vast Source of All that is. Hers is the love that connects everything within Her universe. You explore the nature of your own soul, learning how to manifest your soul’s energy in the world, as a source of love, creativity, generosity and compassion. Oracling and Embodiment of the Goddess are ancient priestess arts which were once common in the old Goddess religions, and which are being reclaimed within this Avalonian tradition. You continue to hone the skill of invoking your archetypal priest/ess self into your body. You then learn how to Oracle for the Goddess and how to call Goddess into your body and being. You learn how to speak truly for Her, offering words of comfort, inspiration and love to those who wish to meet Goddess in a physical form.
Pathways through Her Labrynth in life and on Glastonbury Tor
Priestess of Avalon Email Training Spiral Two: Circle Eight
Friday 11th/Saturday 12th/Sunday 13th September 2020
On the final weekend of the Second Spiral training in Glastonbury students come together to learn the secrets of the seven circuit Labrynth as an ancient Goddess symbol, as a ceremonial pathway, and as a transformational journey. You explore the huge three-dimensional Goddess Labrynth on the slopes of Glastonbury Tor and learn how to guide others through its hidden pathways. During your time within the centre of the Tor Labrynth students take part in a special Ceremony created by the Spiral group, of Self-Initiation as Priestesses and Priests of the Goddess.
Course fee payments
£960 per annum (some concessionary places available). £996 paying by instalments.
Deposit of £100 payable by 21st October 2019, plus eight monthly payments of £112 beginning 11th November 2019, 11th December 2019, etc, for eight months to 11th June 2020.
How to apply for the course
You can find everything you need to apply for the course here.