Priestess and Priest of Cerridwen
Two Spiral Correspondence Training
with Bee Helygen, Priestess of Cerridwen, Priestess of Avalon
Meeting the Goddess of the Cauldron of Testing, Transformation and Rebirth
Course Start Date: 16 – 18 October 2020
Please note that the Email training is principally for people living outside the UK – also do ensure you have read the full course description: you need to be able to attend in person three times during the training year.
First Spiral Correspondence Course Content
Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Celtic Goddess Cerridwen
The First Spiral explores the myth of the Goddess Cerridwen, reputedly All Mother of the Proto Celtic people.
Finding Her story hidden in the annals of time, rediscovered by accident, translated from the Welsh into English, this ancient Goddess now inspires people across the globe. Her story holds valuable lessons for our modern life: about love relationships, the shaming and blaming of Mothers, the secrets of plant spirit medicine, our relationship with each other, and with nature, showing how it can help heal us.
The earthly realms of earth, sea and sky dance with the otherworldly realm of Annwn, reputedly accessible via the egg stone on the Tor here in Avalon. Walking the path of Cerridwen, She who brews the cauldron of all wisdom, will lead to insights into the subtle dimensions, the Unseen but felt energies, all that lies betwixt and between.
The Goddess of Inspiration and Creation calls all to follow Her into the realm of poetry, song, magic and creation. Birthing poems and stories in praise of Her gifts to us is part of what we do on this course. Creating priestess tools like smudge fans, sourcing our Priestess staffs and crafting adornments for ceremony are a part of the practical exercises.
Her myths shows us what soul shadow is and how the dark emotions that we all may feel at times, can destroy if denied or strengthen a person when acknowledged and honoured.
There is no hiding from Her, She sees all and She loves unconditionally. She challenges all that no longer serves the highest good, shows the dark mirror of self-delusion and self-betrayal. Honesty and integrity, self-knowledge and acceptance are Her gifts. The greatest adventure is the journey into the Self, falling in love with the real You, buried under years of conditioning, expectations and obligations. This is the road to freedom.
At the end of the spiral students dedicate themselves as Sisters/Brothers/Devotee of Cerridwen at Lake Bala, North Wales.
In each Spiral of the Two Spiral Correspondence Training students need to attend 3 of the 7 or 6 course weekends. Students must attend the 1st or 2nd weekend, the last four day weekend at Lake Bala, and one other weekend between those of their choosing.
You can find details of the location and times for Cycle Weekends in Glastonbury on this page (under Course Venue/Times)
Please note: accommodation at Bala is NOT included in the price of the course. Accommodation and food at Bala to be discussed at the first weekend.
Glastonbury Training dates are:
16th-18th October 2020
18th-20th December 2020
5th-7th February 2021
2nd-4th April 2021
4th-6th June 2021
6th-8th August 2021
23rd-26th Sep 2021 4 days in Lake Bala
See the Glastonbury-based Spiral One Course Dates page for more details.
Course fee payments
Course Fees for 6 3-day and one 4-day Weekends:
Full Fee: £1,050 paid in full at the beginning of the course – a deposit of £150 and the balance of £900 payable by 16 October 2020.
Please note that to ensure your place on the course the non-refundable deposit of £150 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 30 September at the latest, or by return if the tutor’s acceptance is after this date.
Payment by instalments: £1,090 (includes £40 admin fee). £150 deposit paid as above, plus eight monthly instalments of £117.50, beginning 22 October 2020, by standing order or online by Paypal.
How to apply for the course
You can find everything you need to apply for the course here.