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Kathy Jones

In the Heart of the Goddess

Priestess and Priest of Avalon Training

Email Correspondence Course 2018/19

Lady of Avalon, by Caroline Lir

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.

The Priest/ess of Avalon Email Correspondence Course is open to women and men who would like to take part in the In the Heart of the Goddess training programme in Glastonbury, England, but who are unable to do so for reasons of distance, finance, family or other considerations. The full training course with its many circles held in Glastonbury over three years is the best way to learn to become a Priestess of Avalon, but sometimes it is not possible to do this. Kathy Jones, the course founder, offers this opportunity of distance training to suitable applicants working in conjunction with Priestess Tutor Luna Silver and Kathy’s book Priestess of Avalon, Priestess of the Goddess (Ariadne Publications). At the beginning of the First Spiral students are given the course book Priestess of Avalon, Priestess of the Goddess, or another of Kathy’s books if they already have this one. This book lays the Foundation for the teaching throughout the Three Spirals.

The minimum age for students on this email course is 23 years of age and younger students will need to provide proof of their age.

There are Three Spirals in the Priestess of Avalon Training. The first two Spirals may be taken by Email Correspondence course. The Third Spiral can only be taken by travelling to Glastonbury 3-4 times in one year.

Each of the three Spirals of learning lasts for close to a year so that students can fully experience the faces and ways of the Goddess as She expresses Herself through the cycle of the seasons of Her nature in Brigit’s Isles and in Glastonbury on the Isle of Avalon. The three Spirals need to be taken consecutively, but there can be gaps between years.

During the First and Second Spirals correspondence students will be working under the supervision of teacher and Priestess of Avalon Luna Silver.  Luna teaches the full First and Second Spiral Trainings in Glastonbury and works closely with Kathy to ensure that students deepen their relationship to the Goddess and to the land of Avalon.

During the Third Spiral students work with Kathy.

During the First Spiral students train to become Sisters and Brothers of Avalon and need to complete all assignments and homework on time as the Wheel of the Year turns in order to successfully dedicate themselves within this training programme. There may be fines for late homework.

Taking part in the First Spiral Email Course requires focus, self-motivation, application and commitment on the part of students as you work mostly on your own or in small groups with the help of your tutor. In subsequent years students may continue their training to become Priestesses and Priests of the Goddess, and later Priestesses and Priests of Avalon.

As part of your training, during the First and Second Spirals distance students need to be able to attend three-day tuition sessions in Glastonbury each year. During the Third Spiral students must attend four circles or an additional day and three circles.

Glastonbury is the Outerworld counterpart to the Innerworld 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, even if you live at a distance from Glastonbury, as the land is the gateway to knowledge of the Lady and Her mysteries. Students need to be able to physically walk the landscape of Glastonbury with ease when they come here on visits and it is a good idea to spend extra time on the land when you come for the required visits.

On successful completion of the First Spiral and signing the Orchard Code of Conduct students will be fully recognised within the Orchard of Avalon, the community of Sisters, Brothers, Priestesses and Priests of Goddess and of Avalon.

First Spiral 2018/19

with Luna Silver

The 2018/19 Email Correspondence Course begins with a three day visit to Glastonbury on October 26th, 27th, 28th, 2018, followed by regular assignments, tutorials and supervision spread over one year. This homework will take your time and some effort. Every five-six weeks students are sent by email in Microsoft Word documents, written and experiential tasks to complete over the following weeks. These assignments must be recorded as written work, reports, journal excerpts, art and craftwork with digital photographs where appropriate, and sent by email to Luna or to the Facebook group for assessment and feedback. Distance students will also have the opportunity to telephone or Skype Luna for a personal 30 minute tutorial once every six weeks.

Please do not take this course if you do not have the necessary time, focus and energy to give to it.

Distance students must attend three three-day tuition sessions in Glastonbury during the First Spiral. The first three day session takes place October 26th, 27th, 28th, 2018, the second one is March 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2019 and the third one is 20th, 21st, 22nd September 2019, which includes a Ceremony of Dedication as a Sister or Brother of Avalon. During these three-day sessions students will be introduced to the landscape, spirituality and culture of Glastonbury Avalon and have the opportunity to spend time in the Glastonbury Goddess Temple and visiting the sacred sites of Glastonbury. They will also meet other students on the Correspondence course and on the Glastonbury course, as well as Self-initiated Priestesses and Priests of the Goddess and Avalon.

Course fees include tuition for these three-day sessions, but do not include accommodation, travel, food or insurance, which must be arranged and paid for separately by the student. Recommendations for variously priced B&B or hotel accommodation will be given.

Three Spiral Correspondence Course Content

First Spiral

Exploring the Many faces of the Indigenous British Goddess
with Priestess of Avalon Luna Silver

During the First Spiral students learn about the One and the Many different faces of the indigenous British Goddess as She expresses Herself through the cycle of Her seasons. You will learn about Bridannia, Britannia/Brigit-Ana – the tutelary or guardian Goddess of Brigit’s Isles, and about Brigit, Artha, Rhiannon, Blodeuwedd, Domnu, Madron, Ker, Banbha, Brigantia, Keridwen, Sheela na Gig, Danu, Arianrhod, the Nine Morgens and the Lady of Avalon. You will learn who these ancient Goddesses are and how you can apply Her wisdom in your own life, culture and landscapes. Your personal connection to Goddess expands and deepens and the process of personal transformation begins. For students who complete all coursework successfully, the First Spiral culminates in a special Ceremony of Self-Dedication as a Sister or Brother of Avalon during your third visit to Glastonbury.

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Second Spiral

The Practice of Priestess or Priest of the Goddess
with Priestess of Avalon Luna Silver

During the Second Spiral over the course of a year with three visits to Glastonbury in November, February and September, you learn the skills of a Priest/ess of the Goddess and deepen your connection to the Lady and to Avalon. You learn what it truly means to become a Priestess/Priest of the Goddess and of Avalon. You learn how to perform Goddess inspired ceremonies for all of life’s rites of passage – Namings, Puberty, Marriage Blessings, Midlife and Menopause, Divorce and Funerals, with care and attention to detail. You learn to work at a deeper energetic level. You learn about women’s blood mysteries and men’s rites. Gender issues are explored as they relate to your life and the practice of being a Priestess or Priest of Goddess. You learn to travel between the worlds, to scry for visions. You learn how to become an Oracle for the Goddess and how to embody Her in ceremony and for healing. You learn how to thread Her Labrynth on the slopes of Glastonbury Tor.

All of the skills you learn empower you to take on the visible public role of being Priestess or Priest of Goddess in the world, and aid you in creating, supporting and developing new Goddess Events, Communities and Temples in your society and landscape.

The Second Spiral culminates in a special Ceremony in which successful candidates Self-initiate as Priestesses and Priests of the Goddess.

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Third Spiral

The Practice of Presence of the Lady of Avalon
with Priestess of Avalon Kathy Jones

To call oneself a Priestess of Avalon is a bold claim and requires a certainty of purpose and commitment that is only gained through having daily experience of the Lady of Avalon, and having knowledge of Her Sacred Landscape. This Practice of the Presence of the Lady of Avalon is a nine-month daily practice, which intensifies every three months, culminating in a special ceremony of Self Initiation as a Priestess or Priest of Avalon. Its purpose is to give you a deeper, more profound experience of the Presence of the Lady of Avalon in your daily spiritual and material life. Each individual practice session lasts between 25-45 minutes. This is an intense personal practice which takes time and requires daily commitment and will bring change into your life.

The Third Spiral is only available by coming to Glastonbury four times (or three times plus an additional day) in the year. Please see the Spiral Three pages under Priestess of Avalon Trainings.

Email Course Fees

Email First Spiral

£960 for 8 weekends.

Pay in full or monthly instalments by PayPal or standing order (monthly payments involve an additional fee of £36).

Email Second Spiral

£960 for 8 weekends.

Pay in full or monthly instalments by PayPal or standing order (monthly payments involve an additional fee of £36).

 

To apply for this course, please see the individual course pages:

Email First Spiral

Email Second Spira1

You can read about the course tutors here.

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