Cwrs Hyfforddiant Wicca Llwyn Eryr
Wiccan Training Course for Eagle Grove
Eagle Grove/Llwyn Eryr (EGLE) is a training circle for those wishing to discover more about the practice of Wicca. It is also designed for those, who wish to eventually work within a Wiccan Circle as an initiate. EGLE is based in Mid Wales, but it has had members from other parts of Wales and also parts of England.
Upon successful completion of the course, you may be offered initiation into a working coven, although this is not guaranteed, as it depends on several factors, including whether there is space for a newcomer.
Of course, there are many people who have already spent considerable amounts of time studying Wicca and related subjects and this will be taken into consideration upon successful demonstration of competence and/or application.
FEES & OTHER EXPENSES
I would like to stress that there are no fees for the course. However, I do ask for some contribution towards paying for materials used, such as paper, printer ink, tea, coffee, biscuits and the occasional meals and contributions for petrol/diesel for the occasional trip. I feel this is fair and the costs are minimal. Of course, you will need to purchase some books. You can usually find some of these books secondhand on either Amazon.co.uk or Ebay.co.uk or other websites specialising in seeing books.
Here is the curriculum for the training course:
Main Texts: Towards the Wiccan Circle by Sorita D’Este and Circle of Fire by Sorita D’Este and David Rankine
Paganism, Witchcraft & Wicca.
History and different paths and traditions
Magick: Towards an Understanding
The Gods and Goddesses
Including Introduction to the Pantheons
The Four Elements
The Times of Magick
Initiation & Rites of Passage
Including Working in a Coven and as a Solitary
Workshops Taking Place During the Eight Sabbats
1: The Wheel of the Year and Working with Nature and the Elements
Including Working with Nature Spirits and Site Guardians, Sacred Sites Power/Totem Animals
The importance of finding our place in the Cycle of Nature and where we fit in.
Including Ritual Structure (including Elemental Gestures and Pentagrams),Incense and Oils, Working with Symbols, Altars and Devotional Work, invocation, Evocation and Voice Magick3: Wiccan Ethics and Other Religions
Including discussions on the Wiccan Rede (“An It Harm None”), Practical Magick, Healing work, Skyclad or Robed during rituals. Discussions on Wiccans' attitudes to other religions and other paths of spirituality.
Including different forms of Healing, Crystals and Herbalism.
Including Colour Correspondences, Animal Correspondences, Crystal Correspondences, Number Correspondences and Numerology, Planetary Correspondences and so forth.
6: Making Magick
Including Using/Making Wiccan Ritual Tools – using Cords in Wicca, Sacred Alphabets, Amulets and Talismans, Sigilisation, Kameas and Candle Magick
7: Meditation and Visualisation
Including Astral Doorways, Breath Magick, Visualisation, Meditation, Working with the Magickal Personality
8: Divination and Dreamwork
Including Astrology, Dreamwork, Skrying, Astral Work, working with Symbols e.g. Tarot, Runes etc and Psychism
Rituals and Ceremonies Studied
Elemental Tool Consecration
Ceremony of the Four Elements
Ceremony of Cakes and Wine
Charge of the God
Charge of the Goddess
Other Parts of the Course
There are also a number of books that you will be required to read, study and digest, which will form the basis of your knowledge. The book list is by no means exhaustive and is subject to change, but it is of utmost necessity to supplement your training by trying to read through as much as possible on this list. This list will be sent to you on application and succesful acceptance onto the course.
In addition to the above, you will be expected to specialise in one particular subject of your choice and write a detailed article/essay on this subject.
As you can see, despite what you might have thought before, training for the Wiccan Priesthood (for this is what in effect you are training for) is by no means an easy task and it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. And in order to become a functioning part of a Coven, it is important to have a thorough grounding in Wiccan Ritual, Theory, History and Practice and it is hoped that this course will provide you with that.