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ABOUT OUR CLASSES and REGISTRATION

We have always worked to accommodate variations in women’s incomes while honoring our own needs for right livelihood as vocational Priestesses. We always offer a sliding scale. If you are able to pay the top of the sliding scale, we deeply appreciate it. If you need to make other payment arrangements, please contact us at  info@guardiansofthegrove.org to discuss possibilities.

We want to help you get to class!

We have limited funds to assist with class registrations.

If you would like to make a donation to the Minerva Scholarship Fund, please make your donation here.

Your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Many of our events, and all rituals, are by donation only with no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Classes are kept purposely small (typically limited between 10-12 students), so they often fill quickly. Exceptions include Ruth's Intro Talk which is unlimited (and a few others that will indicate this). 

Once your space is confirmed, please register.

CONTACT US AT:  info@guardiansofthegrove.org

Classes Currently Offered with Ruth Barrett and Falcon River.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE DIANIC TRADITION 

This talk with Ruth Barrett is an introduction to the her-story, female and goddess centered cosmology, and political dimensions of Dianic tradition, where rituals and magical practices celebrate female embodiment, power and sovereignty.

 FEMINIST WITCHCRAFT IN THE DIANIC TRADITION 

This foundational 6-week class series with Ruth Barrett introduces participants to the philosophy, cosmology, ethics, and political dimensions, and practice of Dianic feminist Witchcraft. Students are introduced to fundamental Dianic teachings, cosmology, ritual practices and spellcraft to empower their lives and inspire connection and commitment to themselves, their communities, and the Earth Herself. THIS CLASS IS A PREREQUISITE FOR MANY OTHER CLASSES WE OFFER.

Spellcraft 1 SPELLCRAFT IN THE DIANIC TRADITION 

This class series with Ruth Barrett is an introduction to fundamental Dianic concepts and teachings for elemental magick and spellcraft. Prerequisite: Feminist Witchcraft in the Dianic Tradition

Spellcraft 2: MAGICK OF THE ELEMENTS

This series with Falcon River and Ruth Barrett is an exploration to intentionally initiate a renewed relationship with Air, Fire, Water, and Earth to deepen in the fundamental practice of spellcraft through your relationship with the Elements. Pre-requisite: Spellcraft 1 or if you are a former student (Spiral Door), inquire with Ruth. Prerequisite: Spellcraft 1

SPELLCRAFT 3: LIVING A MAGICKAL LIFE

A four session class series with Falcon River and Ruth Barrett. Prerequisites are Spellcraft 1 & 2

THE ART OF INVOCATION: For Personal and Group Ritual - (with additional session)

This class series with Ruth Barrett is devoted to the creation and energetics of invocation for use in spellcraft, personal ritual, and seasonal group rituals. Prerequisite: Feminist Witchcraft in the Dianic Tradition or previous training in Dianic witchcraft.

Runes 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE RUNES: A Dianic Feminist Perspective

This introductory class series  with Falcon River offers a Dianic female-centered approach to learning about the Elder Futhark runes. Students will be guided through the process of how to magically craft their own runes and begin learning how to integrate them into their spiritual practice.

RUNES  2: DEEPENING WITH THE RUNES 

This class series is a continuing study for women who have taken Falcon's Introduction to the Runes.

TOOLS FOR PERSONAL RITUAL MAKING 

Through Ruth’s unique guided process that draws personal intuitive information forward, participants will learn how to consciously make meaning by designing their own personal ritual to initiate healing, a life change or attitude, facilitate a change already in process, or name and claim a change or transformation that has already occurred.

CREATE YOUR PERSONAL CRONING RITUAL

A one-day workshop with Ruth Barrett for women 58 years and older who wish to learn how to create their own Croning ritual into their Third Destiny.

TOOLS FOR RESOLVING CONFLICT IN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNITY

This one-session class with Ruth will teach some excellent formulas and processes for improving communication and resolving conflict.

PERSONAL RITUAL-MAKING INTENSIVE: Creating Ritual to Heal the Mother/Daughter Relationship

With focus on our relationship with our mothers, or our relationship with our own daughter(s), Ruth will facilitate how to design and receive a personal ritual for yourself through a unique guided intuitive process.

PATHWAYS FOR CHANGING CONSCIOUSNESS AT WILL: Know Your Own Mind

A class series with Falcon River and Ruth Barrett. Students will learn how to travel the pathways of their own minds and how to move with intention from one state of conscious to another. This class series has several prerequisits. Please check the page for details.

OUR SACRED BLOOD: CELEBRATING WOMEN’S MYSTERIES

A five-session class series with Ruth Barrett introduces participants to Woman’s Blood Mysteries (your birth, menarche, birth/lactation, menopause, and death) from the perspective of Dianic Feminist Witchcraft.

TREE LORE

This  4-session class with Falcon River class explores both the science, lore, and magic of the trees of Northern Europe and North America.

THE WOMEN'S WHEEL OF THE YEAR

A 2-session class with Ruth Barrett. The Wheel of the Year refers to the Solstices, Equinoxes, and cross-quarter days that mark the seasonal holy days based in the agricultural calendar. Distinct from other pagan and Wiccan traditions, Dianics celebrate the Women’s Wheel of the Year by ritualizing the interconnectedness between the earth and seasonal cycle, the mythic cycle of the goddesses, and the overlay of the female life cycle.

THE YEAR IS A DANCING WOMAN: SINGING THE WOMEN’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR

This singing workshop with Ruth Barrett focuses on chants that overlay the female life cycle with the seasonal mythic cycle of the goddess, and how women can use the energetic potential of chant for personal and group healing, rites of passage, and celebrations.

BECOMING A DIANIC COVEN OR CIRCLE 

This 2-hour class with Ruth Barrett is for women interested in practicing a female and goddess-centered spiritual path on a regular basis with other like-minded women. 

CRAFTING OUR DIANIC TOOLS: THE WAND

In this hands-on workshop with Falcon River, participants will be guided through the transformational process of creating a wand from a willow branch, consecrate it, and begin to learn the energetic skills needed to wield it.

THE PRIESTESS PATH: Hearing the Call of Spiritual Service

This 2-session class with Ruth Barrett invites participants into an interactive exploration of what spiritual service, leadership, and priestessing can be in women’s community.   

SEASONAL WORKSHOPS

PREPARING FOR MOTHERS NIGHT

This workshop with Ruth Barrett and Falcon River is about the origins and lore of this ancient holiday dedicated to our ancient female ancestors and how to bring this seasonal celebration into your home.

PREPARING FOR BRIGID: Renewing the Fire of Spiritual Commitment

In this workshop with Ruth Barrett and Hestia Bee, participants will learn about the sovereign Irish goddess Brigid, some traditional folkways for Her holiday on February 1st, and begin informed personal ritual preparations in the Dianic tradition.

PREPARING FOR MAY EVE/MAIDENFIRE: Embracing Life As Lover

In this workshop with Ruth Barrett and Hestia Bee, participants will explore the traditional customs of this holiday, and begin informed personal ritual preparations in the Dianic tradition to honor the maturing Maiden whose sensuality blossoms as her bloods arrive with menarche.

PREPARING FOR FIRST HARVEST: Tending Community Bonds and Our Personal Harvests

In this workshop with Ruth Barrett and Hestia Bee, participants will explore some traditional customs of this holiday and begin informed personal ritual preparations in the Dianic tradition that focus on our personal harvests and fostering community bonds.

PREPARING FOR HALLOWMAS: Entering the Season of the Crone

This personal seasonal immersive preparation for Hallowmas/Samhain (October 31st) is facilitated by Ruth Barrett and Hestia Bee.  Participants will be guided on how to personally ritualize the traditional and Dianic themes of this holiday and close the Old Year with consciousness and reverence.

NEW - Temple of Diana, Inc. has just opened THE MOON HUT - A one-stop page on the Temple of Diana website for many classes and rituals offered by the Groves!
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OUR GROVE IS THRILLED TO PRESENT TALKS AND WORKSHOPS WITH KERRY/CERRIDWEN.

KERRY IS A SCHOLAR IN THE FIELDS OF FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY. SHE BRINGS HER EXPERTISE TO YOU!

These classes have not been scheduled yet. Please subcribe to our Contact List to be notified!

USING FOLK TRADITIONS TO CREATE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CUSTOMS & RITUALS

With Kerry Cerredwen (Guardians of the Grove)

 In this 2-hour class, we will learn about some folk traditions that we can adapt and incorporate into our own celebrations of the 8 holy days of our year. I’ll be sharing traditions from several cultures, and together we will come up with some ideas of how you might use these folk customs in rituals and in your homes. 

 

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUALITY STUDIES

These courses, whether one-day or multiple session, invite you to think more deeply about Dianic Witchcraft and religion in general, paying attention to deep structures, relevant scholarly theories, and historical contexts and connections, that help us better understand what we do in our own spiritual lives (and our tradition in general), see Dianic Tradition in a broader context, and create our practices more intentionally.

 

THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF RELIGION

With Kerry/Cerridwen (Guardians of the Grove)

This 2-part class is a course primarily designed for those who serve as priestesses or facilitators, but women who are interested in “how things work” are also welcome! In this course, we will examine the structures and functions of religion in culture and in the lives of individuals, using some theories from scholars from the disciplines of anthropology, folklore, and religious studies to help us understand how and why stuff operates and functions in religions/spiritualities. If we know what the building blocks are, we can more intentionally work with them, and create with them, as we craft our own spiritual lives, and our spiritual communities.

WHO ARE ALL THESE PAGANFOLKS, AND HOW DID THEY GET HERE? A Brief History of Neopaganism and Modern Witchcraft

With Kerry/Cerridwen (Guardians of the Grove)

This 2-part course gives a brief overview of the history of the modern Neopagan and Modern Witchcraft movements, and places Dianic Witchcraft within that context. Familiarizing yourself with this historical information helps you understand the differences and similarities between and among different traditions in this larger movement, and helps facilitate communication and cooperation with those who practice other forms of Neopaganism & Witchcraft. I’ll share info, and we’ll share questions and answers together.

A HERSTORY OF DIANIC WITCHCRAFT

With Kerry/Cerridwen and Ruth Barrett

This 2-hour class, co-taught by Kerry and Ruth, will cover the herstory of Z Budapest’s Dianic Witchcraft, examining how it has developed and evolved since its inception. We’ll talk about the cultural and occult influences that were “in the air” when Z started her first coven, and how various High Priestesses have gone on to develop the tradition in many ways. Though we will focus on Circle of Aradia and Temple of Diana, we will include other strands of our tradition as well.

FORTHCOMING CLASSES with Kerry/Cerridwen:

  • UNDERSTANDING MYTH 

  • RITUAL THEORIES 

  • ORTHODOXY VS ORTHOPRAXY

  • POLYTHEISTIC RELIGIONS 

  • TYPES OF RELIGIOUS SPECIALISTS 

  • THINKING ABOUT DEITY/IES: POLYTHEISM-MONOTHEISM--PANENTHEISM-KATHENOTHEISM 

  • HOW DO I PRACTICE WITH MY KIDS?

  • AFRO-CARIBBEAN RELIGIONS

  • UNDERSTANDING THE NEW AGE & MIND-BODY-SPIRIT MOVEMENTS

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