WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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.

 

If you are able to pay the top of the sliding scale, we deeply appreciate it. 

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

If you need to pay on a sliding scale and/or need payment arrangements,
please contact us at 

info@guardiansofthegrove.org to discuss possibilities.

 

We want to help you get to class!

With the exception of the INTRODUCTION TO THE DIANIC TRADITION
PLEASE CONTACT US at info@guardiansofthegrove.org
PRIOR TO REGISTERING SO WE CAN CONFIRM A SPACE FOR YOU.
There are other classes and rituals being offered virtually from Los Angeles Temple of Diana grove, Circle of Aradia. To see their offerings in the Athenaeum, click here: 

Classes and Workshops

2020

 The class is for 90 minutes

Guardians of the Grove/Temple of Diana, Inc.

presents this three-session class is drawn from Ruth’s original class series,

Feminist Witchcraft in the Dianic Tradition

SPELLCRAFT IN THE DIANIC TRADITION

with Ruth Barrett

 

This class series is an introduction to fundamental Dianic concepts and teachings for elemental magick and spellcraft to empower women’s lives and inspire connection to themselves, their communities, and the Earth Herself.

 

This class series is full.

THE SERIES IS SCHEDULED AGAIN for AUGUST 8, 15, 22

- see post further down in this schedule

Sundays, May 31st, June 7th, and 14th 

12 noon Eastern Standard Time (9am Pacific Standard Time)

Via ZOOM (online) 

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/DianicTime

Sessions One and Two – These classes focus on the symbolism of personal altar construction and the energetic use of Dianic Wiccan ritual tools for spellcraft and personal healing.  Includes how to begin building your “Elemental Inventory”, consecration of personal tools, and introduction to daily self-blessing ritual.

 

Session Three - This class explores what magick is, and the Fundamentals of spellcasting.  We will discuss issues of self-knowing, ethics and responsibility in developing psychic skills and setting a process consciously into motion.

 

Classes are 90 minutes in length.

This class is limited to 12 women (you must be a biological female human) on a first-come basis. Includes any hand-outs. Ruth’s book, Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation, is highly recommended. Pre-requisite: Students must have had an introduction to the philosophy, cosmology, and political dimensions of Dianic feminist Witchcraft. If you are unsure, please email Ruth at info@guardiansofthegrove.org.  

 

TO REGISTER: The cost for the entire class series is $75-$90 (sliding, based on ability to pay). Because the class is limited to twelve participants, please email Ruth before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. Registration closes May 26th or until class is filled.

You can register via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or by clicking the button here:

 

THE ART OF INVOCATION 

three session class series

Facilitated by Ruth Barrett

Offered on two different days:

Saturdays, June 27, July 4, July 11 - Full

SUNDAYS, JUNE 28, JULY 5, JULY 12 - Full

(contact Ruth to be put on a waiting list)

12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (9am Pacific Daylight Time)

Via ZOOM (online) 

Each class is 2 hours in length.

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/DianicTime

Invocation is the act of inviting deities or elemental spirits into a specific time and place to witness, grant support, a request, for protection, or to praise, thank, or honor them. This 3-session class series will address invocation for use in spellcraft, personal ritual, and seasonal group rituals. Participants will gain invaluable hands-on guidance and experiences for deeper understanding of the various purposes of invocation by learning to create, deliver, and most importantly how to energetically address the powers they invite into their circles.

 

This class is open to women who are solitary practitioners or those who provide spiritual service through facilitating group rituals.

 

 

WHO MAY ATTEND: This class is limited to 12 women (you must be a biological female human) on a first-come basis. Includes any hand-outs. Ruth’s book, Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation, is highly recommended. Pre-requisite: Students must have had an introduction to the philosophy, cosmology, and political dimensions of Dianic feminist Witchcraft. If you are unsure, please email Ruth at info@guardiansofthegrove.org.  

 

TO REGISTER: The total cost for the class series is $75-$90 (sliding, based on ability to pay). Because the class is limited to twelve participants, please email Ruth before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register.

Registration closes June 22nd, or until class is filled. Cancellations after June 22nd cannot be refunded.  

 

You can register via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or through Paypal here:  

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE RUNES

A Dianic Feminist Perspective

With Falcon River

 

4- session class series

Sundays, July 19th, 26th, August 9th, 16th

Sold out! So we added a Saturday class series:

Saturdays, July 18th, 25th, August 8, 15

4pm - 6pm Eastern Standard Time (1pm Pacific Standard Time_

Sold out! If you would like to be notified of a future rune class, let us know.

Each class is 2 hours in length.

Via ZOOM (online) 

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/DianicTime

 

 

This first introductory 4-session class series offers a Dianic female-centered approach to learning about the Elder Futhark runes.

The Old European root words from which the word “rune” originates mean “mystery” or, “to whisper.” It has been suggested by many runic scholars that the written form of runes originate in the dendritic patterns found in our own bodies and throughout nature, from the structure of a tree trunk and its branches, to our own circulatory system. The shape, form, and energetic pattern emanated by each rune is rooted in the mysteries of nature from which this ancient alphabet was derived. 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.

 

Falcon River is  co-founder and an ordained Priestess of Temple of Diana. She has been studying the runes for over 35 years.

 

This class is limited to 10 women (you must be a biological female human) on a first-come basis.

TO REGISTER: The cost for the class series is $120-$190 (sliding, based on ability to pay), and includes a $10 materials fee and shipping. The materials fee cannot be refunded once paid for as we are preparing and shipping class supplies. Additionally, students must provide their own wood burner (available at any hobby shop), a permanent marker in black and red, and a pack of 3x5 index cards. Suggested text, Taking Up The Runes by Diana L. Paxson.

Because the class is limited to ten participants, please email Falcon before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. Registration closes August 1st or until class is filled. Cancellations after August 1st  cannot be refunded. In advance of the class an informational email will be provided with the class structure.

You can register via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or by clicking the button here:

Guardians of the Grove/Temple of Diana, Inc.

presents this three-session class is drawn from Ruth’s original class series,

Feminist Witchcraft in the Dianic Tradition and much more!

3- Session series

SPELLCRAFT 1:

SPELLCRAFT IN THE DIANIC TRADITION

with Ruth Barrett

 

This class series is an introduction to fundamental Dianic concepts and teachings for elemental magick and spellcraft to empower women’s lives and inspire connection to themselves, their communities, and the Earth Herself.

 

Saturdays, August 8th, 15th, and 22nd 

 (there  will be another class series posted after this class fills or after July 18th)

Classes are 2 hours in length.

12 noon Eastern Daylight Time (9am Pacific Daylight Time)

Via ZOOM (online) 

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/DianicTime

 

Sessions One and Two – These classes focus on the symbolism of personal altar construction and the energetic use of Dianic Wiccan ritual tools for spellcraft and personal healing.  Includes how to begin building your “Elemental Inventory”, consecration of personal tools, and introduction to daily self-blessing ritual.

 

Session Three - This class explores what magick is, and the Fundamentals of spellcasting.  We will discuss issues of self-knowing, ethics and responsibility in developing psychic skills and setting a process consciously into motion.

This class is limited to 12 women (you must be a biological female human) on a first-come basis. Includes any hand-outs. Ruth’s book, Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation, is highly recommended. Pre-requisite: Students must have had an introduction to the philosophy, cosmology, and political dimensions of Dianic feminist Witchcraft. If you are unsure, please email Ruth at info@guardiansofthegrove.org.  

TO REGISTER: The cost for the entire class series is $75-$90 (sliding, based on ability to pay). Because the class is limited to twelve participants, please email Ruth before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. Registration closes August 1st or until class is filled. Cancellations after August 1st cannot be refunded.

You can register via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or by clicking the button here:

Guardians of the Grove/Temple of Diana, Inc. presents

 

SPELLCRAFT 2:

MAGICK OF THE ELEMENTS

with Ruth Barrett and Falcon River

 

Via ZOOM (online) 

Classes are 2 hours in length

 

This 4-session series is being offered on two different days. Before registering, please let Ruth know which day you would prefer and wait for confirmation.

 

SATURDAYS, August 22, 29, September 5, 19

4pm-6pm Eastern Standard Time (1- 3pm Pacific Standard Time)

Deadline to register is August 20th or until filled.

 

SUNDAYS, September 6, 13, 20, October 4

3pm – 5pm Eastern Standard Time (12noon - 2pm Pacific Standard Time)

Deadline to register is September 1st or until filled.

 

Pre-requisite:

 Spellcraft 1: SPELLCRAFT IN THE DIANIC TRADITION

 

This 4-session series will take you on an exploration of your own inner landscape, as you step out into Nature.  We will intentionally initiate a renewed relationship with Air, Fire, Water, and Earth as we come to understand these powers as beings of Spirit. In this class you will deepen in the fundamental practice of spellcraft through your relationship with the Elements. As you become more fully alive, this class will require vulnerability and courage.

 

 

TO REGISTER: The total cost for the class series is $90-$120 (sliding, based on ability to pay). Because the class is limited to twelve participants, please email Ruth with your preferred day before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. If you are unable to register in full, a 50% deposit is acceptable with payment in full before the registration deadline. Registration closes by the deadlines indicated, or until class is filled. Cancellations after your class registration deadline cannot be refunded.

 

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/yco55dlg

 

You can register directly via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or by clicking one

of the buttons above.

PERSONAL RITUAL-MAKING INTENSIVE

Creating Ritual to Heal the Mother/Daughter Relationship

Facilitated by Ruth Barrett

This workshop will be offered online via Zoom:

 

Saturday, September 12th, from 12noon to 5pm EST

To calculate other time zones use this link:

https://tinyurl.com/DianicTime 

Every Spring, in the mythic cycle of the Goddess, the maiden goddess Persephone returns from the underworld to reunite with her mother, Demeter. Unlike the Greek re-telling, the pre-Hellenic, pre-patriarchal version of this classic story is free of abduction and violence.  Beginning with this myth, we will examine ways that living in a patriarchal society influences mother/daughter relationships. We'll use our insights to reweave and reinterpret our experiences. Then, with ritual taking us beyond intellectual understanding, we'll discover our amazing capacity to heal the past and release ourselves from the constraints of our social legacy. We can begin living with greater authenticity and freedom as daughters... and, for some, daughters who have in turn become mothers.

 

With focus on our relationship with our mothers, or our relationship with our own daughter(s), you will learn how to design and facilitate a personal ritual for yourself through a unique guided intuitive process. The ritual you create for yourself will be enacted at a time of your choosing outside of the workshop space. This ritual-making process teaches you how to effortlessly bring forward intuitive information to design a transformational ritual experience authentically sourced from yourself. Learning how to meet your own needs for personal rituals become beautiful, powerful, and healing experiences in self-intimacy. 

WHO MAY ATTEND: This class is limited to 10 women (you must be a biological female human) on a first-come basis. Ruth’s book, Women’s Rites, Women’s Mysteries: Intuitive Ritual Creation, is recommended.

 

TO REGISTER: The total cost for the class series is $75-$90 (sliding, based on ability to pay). Because the class is limited to ten participants, please email Ruth before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. Registration closes September 5th, or until class is filled. Cancellations after September 5th cannot be refunded.

 

You can register via PayPal using guardiansofthegrove@yahoo.com or by using this PayPal button:

Guardians of the Grove/Temple of Diana, Inc. presents

 

 TOOLS FOR PERSONAL RITUAL-MAKING

with Ruth Barrett

  

Saturdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

12 noon – 2pm Eastern Standard Time (9am Pacific Standard Time)

Via ZOOM (online) 

Classes are 2 hours in length

 

There are physical and psychological experiences and rites of passage common to all women’s lives, crossing the boundaries of age, class, culture, race, sexual orientation, and religion. While women have a great hunger for ritual to reflect the events in their lives, they often do not know how to begin. When consciously created and enacted, personal ritual can be transforming, linking the past, present, and future into a continuum that can be observed, felt, and learned from. By learning how to design ritual to mark our life passages we can “connect the dots”, to see patterns in what may have previously felt like a random series of events that have shaped our attitudes about life. 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.

 

There is no pre-requisite to register for this series.

 

TO REGISTER: The total cost for the class series is $90-$120 (sliding, based on ability to pay). The class is limited to twenty-five participants, please email Ruth before registering so she can confirm your space. Once your space is confirmed, please register. If you are unable to register in full, a 50% deposit is acceptable with payment in full before the registration deadline. Registration closes September 25th, or until class is filled. Cancellations after your class registration deadline cannot be refunded.

Cancellations after September 25th cannot be refunded.

 

Midwest Women's Herbal Presents:
4th Annual Mycelium Mysteries - A Woman's Mushroom Retreat
September 24-27 in Almond, WI
This conference will be offered via
ZOOM
Details coming!
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We will be presenting workshops  in addition to facilitating the opening and closing ceremonies. For more information click on the mushroom!

DAUGHTERS OF DIANA GATHERING
OCTOBER 29th- NOVEMBER 1st  
Angeles Oaks, CA
This is Temple of Diana's Annual Gathering of Dianic Witches, Goddess Women, and Amazons
www.daughtersofdianagathering.org

We co-facilitate rituals, workshops, concert, and more. This is fantastic event for women who want a female and goddess-centered long weekend of sisterhood, transformation, and sovereignty.

Guardians of the Grove is a Temple of Diana, Inc. Grove in Southern Michigan

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For website issues contact us via the contact form.

P.O. Box 709, Mason, MI 48854 | info@guardiansofthegrove.org