Priestess of Avalon
Spiral One Course Dates 2018-2019
Meeting the Morgens – Coming face to face with the Dark Goddess
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle One
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2018
Opening our circle we prepare for the coming year. We create a ritual space and altar to the Goddesses on Britannia’s Wheel. We let go of the old and plant seeds of intention for the year we will spend together. We journey to meet the Morgens, the Nine Sisters who dwell on the Isle of Avalon and drink from the Cauldron of Transformation.
Danu’s Dreaming Womb – Air Initiation
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Two
Saturday 15th December – Sunday 16th December 2018
In the stillness of winter we create ceremonies honouring Danu, ancient Goddess of Air and the Winter Solstice, and walk with the Ancestors on the land. We learn how to cleanse and protect ourselves and others, and make smudge fans.
Brighde the Maiden – Quickening the Seeds of Inspiration
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Three
Saturday 2nd February – Sunday 3rd February 2019
We make Brighde Dolls in honour of the Maiden Goddess of healing, poetry and smithcraft and praise Her in our poetry and songs at Bride’s Mound. We ask that the seeds of intent which we planted at Samhain are quickened by the touch of Her White Rod.
Artha’s Fire Initiation – Taking our Power
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Four
Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 24th March 2019
At the Spring Equinox we connect to the cosmic fire of Artha the Great She Bear in the heavens. We make a powerful ceremonial journey into the Labrynth and honour the springtime of the Goddess’s bounteous Nature. We explore empowerment in our own lives and make ourselves a Magic Wand.
Riding with Rhiannon – Journeying between the Worlds
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Five
Saturday 27th April – Sunday 28th April 2019
At Beltane when the veils are thin in Avalon, we learn to travel with Lover Goddess Rhiannon between the worlds. We discuss the power of our sexual natures. We learn of women’s Blood Mysteries and men’s Mysteries in relation to Goddess.
The Lady of the Lake – Initiation of the Sacred Waters
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Six
Saturday 22nd June – Sunday 23rd June 2019
At the height of the summer we open our hearts to receive the Chalice of the Goddess, Her Grail of Initiation, connecting to the Lady of the Lake, Lady of the Summerland. Beside the sacred springs of Avalon we learn to use our Chalice and travel to the Lady of the Well for healing. Planning for group ceremonies at the Goddess Conference.
Great Mother Initiation – Bringing our desires to fruition
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Seven
Saturday 27th July – Sunday 28th July 2019
We express our gratitude to Madron the Mother Goddess and Ker the Grain Goddess, giving thanks to the Lammas Mother for all that She gives us. We learn of Her abundant nature and how to make our dreams come true. We decorate the Goddess Temple and prepare for our Goddess Conference ceremony.
Isle of Avalon – Dedication to the Goddess
Priestess of Avalon Spiral One: Circle Eight
Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September 2019
On this final circle of the First Spiral we will be grounding all that we have learned and experienced together in the sacred landscape of Avalon. We experience a powerful evening Ceremony in which participants dedicate their lives to the Goddess, becoming Sisters or Brothers of Avalon.
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.