In the Heart of the Goddess
Priestess and Priest of Avalon Training
2018-19 Spiral One
Course start date: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2018
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 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, as the land is the gateway to knowledge of the Lady and Her mysteries. You need to be physically fit and capable of walking easily up and down hills as time is spent walking on the land during each Circle.
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.
2018-19 Spiral One
All students within the Priest/ess of Avalon Training programme who complete the First Spiral must sign the Orchard of Avalon Code of Conduct in order to Self-dedicate within this training programme.
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.
Times of Circles
Saturday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 6.00pm
Sliding Scale fees for Priestess of Avalon First Spiral 2018-19
|Household Income below £18,000 per annum||£960|
|Household Income between £18,000 – £27,999 per annum||£1,056|
|Household Income above £28,000 per annum||£1,152|
|We hold to a policy of honesty|
|Payments by instalment attract a £36 administration fee|
|Including the £36 admin fee, the payments will be (depending on your household income):|
|Household Income below £18,000 per annum||Deposit of £100 plus eight monthly payments of £112 beginning 12th November 2018|
|Household Income between £18,000-£27,999 per annum||Deposit of £100 plus eight monthly payments of £124 beginning 12th November 2018|
|Household Income above £28,000 per annum||Deposit of £100 plus eight monthly payments of £136 beginning 12th November 2018|
|Please note that the non-refundable deposit of £100 must be paid by 12th October 2018. If you’re paying by monthly instalments, the remainder will be due at monthly intervals thereafter, so eight monthly payments, starting on 12th November 2018, 12th December 2018 and so on until the final instalment, due 12th June 2019.|