Miel and I have done a lot of work over the last few days. We've finalized the curriculum for the Seekers' Class, touched base with a shop to host us, and have a solid plan for this. It's coming together quite nicely. At first we weren't quite sure we wanted to do this but then pieces kept coming together. We kept getting those nudges from the Universe. Thankfully, we're now smart enough to listen and not need the 2x4 to the head.
The class is going to be 13 classes. No, we didn't try to be that 'witchy' about it but we got down to 12 classes and checked out another training syllabus and realized we missed some important stuff. There wasn't anything we felt we could cut and so, we ended up with the very witchy number of 13. We are thinking one class per month, preferably on a weeknight for an hour. We want to run through this though with the shop and make sure this all seems reasonable.
Although we've spent the last dozen or so years in Blue Star, we've both had outside classes and such. It was interesting to see how we perceived each other's strengths and where we had skills that we don't really use anymore. Blue Star really does focus on honoring the gods, not so much on the spellwork and stuff. We are going to have to dig into our past, dust off some of our old knowledge and pull it out for this class. We have done our best though to keep it mostly generic to Wicca. Once we have a schedule, we'll be reaching out to our non-Blue Star pagan friends to help us out with more info and resources to talk about other Trads. We are lucky that here in the Twin Cities, there are LOTS of options available to us.
This week, I'll be typing up the curriculum and syllabus. Once that is all nice, neat and edited, I may find a place on here to post it. We should have class schedule, location and cost finalized shortly after Lammas!
We also listened to the Universe nudging us on the public ritual. We got our volunteers for Pagan Pride and have sent in the email volunteering to do a ritual there. Again, once we have the time and location, we'll of course publish that so you all can come see what we are about. It's been pretty neat to see our community coming together for this. Some of our dear friends whose lives have gotten really busy are coming in to do this with us. We've got some GREAT voices coming so we'll definitely be able to showcase our singing how quickly and amazingly it raises energy. I'm very excited to share that feeling with everyone. It's just amazing! Again, once I know what time we're doing the ritual, we'll pull together planning meetings and start publishing info about it.
All the best,