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Boundaries and Ethics

When we engage in professional Pagan ministry, we are not only practitioners of our craft, we are representatives of our religion. We are held radically responsible for our actions and their consequences by our deities, our communities, our world, and ourselves. We live and work in a society where actions we take as Pagans are …

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Communicating with the Pagan Press

Instructor: Jason Pitzl-Waters Class meetings: Monday 8 pm ET As Pagan media outlets grow and diversify, it can be confusing to navigate and effectively communicate your goals and values to the very people you hope to serve. In this 4-week course, we will discuss and explore how to engage with Pagan media outlets, what to …

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Conscious Leadership in Turbulent Times A5560

Some choose the role of leader and some are catapulted there through crisis, while some of us find ourselves in a leadership position without really knowing how or why we got there—only that we want to do the best job we can. Regardless of our entry point, the “new story” in conscious leadership rejects the …

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Counseling Skills and Therapeutic Interventions

Students learn counseling skills including development of basic rapport, active listening and effective use of questions.  Psychotherapeutic interventions for specific populations and to address a variety of psychological issues are explored. Students begin to practice counseling skills with each other and with nonclinical populations. Instructor: Valerie Cole Class meetings: Wednesday 7 PM ET Required Readings:  Martin, …

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Crones and Sages: Ministry To and For Older People

Instructor: Vivianne Crowley Class meetings: Sundays 4 pm ET – every other week Class description: The age profile of the Pagan community is rapidly evolving as those who became active Pagans in the 1970s reach the last third of life. In response to aging, Pagans have begun to develop rites of passage for older Pagans, …

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Cross-Cultural Rites

A critical examination of two major ritual types: Rites of Passage and Rites of Intensification. Through classic readings and new interpretations of rites around the globe in Anthropology, we will identify similarities and differences. Students will also create their own ritual complete with an anthropological analysis of the rite. Instructor: Christina Beard-Moose Class meetings: no meetings …

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Dreams in Spiritual Mentoring M5009/P5009

Instructor: Anne Hill, D. Div. Class Meetings: Wednesday 5 pm PT Prerequisites: None Dreams have played an important historic role in Pagan traditions as a reliable means of direct communication with the Gods, ancestors, and nature spirits, for healing, prophecy, and intercession. Our use of dreams today is heavily influenced by Jung and other modern …

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Earth Congregations: Nature as Classroom and Sanctuary

Instructor Chris Highland, M. Div. Class Meetings: None The open doorways of the natural cosmos reveal beauty and wisdom accessible to each person. Students will take a closer look at eco-village and green village concepts, as well as transformative possibilities for existing spiritual communities. For instance, what would happen if a church, temple, synagogue or …

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Earth Congregations: Nature as Classroom and Sanctuary N6121/M6241

Instructor Chris Highland, M. Div. Class Meetings: None Prerequisites: None The open doorways of the natural cosmos reveal beauty and wisdom accessible to each person. Students will take a closer look at eco-village and green village concepts, as well as transformative possibilities for existing spiritual communities. For instance, what would happen if a church, temple, …

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Effective Web Site Development for Pagan Organizations

Instructor: Scott Mohnkern, JD Class meetings: Today’s world demands an online presence as the start to good communications.  Whether you are a beginner, or just want the guidance of a seasoned professional while you get your site up and running, this course is the place to be.  Develop a strategic plan, make key decisions about site navigation, learn …

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Foundations of Germanic Spirituality: Tradition, Myth & Lore

Instructor: James Acken, PhD Class meetings: Contemporary Germanic paganism draws on an array of sources from medieval  literature to modern scholarship and traditional folklore to ethnographic  research. Through recorded presentations, primary documents, and weekly discussions all offered online, this course offers students the chance to explore these fascinating and involved topics while marking some of the often-vexing problematic …

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Goddess & God: Archetypes in Arthurian Legend

This course will explore the feminine and masculine archetypes revealed in the tales of King Arthur, with particular attention to how these archetypes manifest in our own lives. Are you Guenevere? Morgaine of the Fairies? Morgaine’s mother Igraine? Viviane, High Priestess and Lady of the Lake? Perhaps you are Lancelot, Elaine, or Arthur himself. Discover …

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Goddess: Prehistory to Present T5xxx

Description: From at least the Neolithic, Goddess has been represented across continents through symbol and form. Through art and artifact, we will examine her history and co-create meaning for today, learning from the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe lost pieces of our own story. We will also engage in relevant discussions …

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Group Theory & Dynamics

Designed to assist Group Leaders in understanding the stages of group development, the dynamics of member interactions and what makes a group succeed or fail. Through exercises, class interaction, readings and written assignments, students will learn to put various techniques to practical use in groups to which they already belong or plan to organize. With …

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Jenny Blain, Ph.D.

Heathenry: Altered states and non-human people T6xxx

Heathenry can be seen as a development of North European and Eurasian understandings of the relationships between humans, place, and other-than-human people or wights of land, rivers, houses, gardens and so forth. The focus in this course is on Britain and North Europe, though the worldview shares much with accounts of indigenous animist religions elsewhere. …

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History of Alternative Healing in America N6841/T6281

Instructor: Sarah Whedon Class meetings: Sundays 7:00 pm ET Prerequisites: none Class Description: Many contemporary Pagans engage in alternative healing practices that have diverse cultural and historical roots. This course will use an interdisciplinary approach to discover the history, culture, and theology of alternative healing in America and consider such questions as: How did the …

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Honoring Our Beloved Dead

Honoring Our Beloved Dead: The Why and How of Building an Ancestor Practice When we’re down and out, we can count on our beloved dead to protect us, comfort us, and give us advice. Who has your back? Whether you know for sure you need help or you just want to make a connection, this …

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Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan P5105

A chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development from conception through death. Theories and research examined with an emphasis on the application of these concepts and encouraging the students to draw connections and conclusions between the material and their own subjective experiences. Instructor: David Oringderff Class meetings: Tuesday 9:00 pm ET Required Readings: …

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Indigenous Religions and Cultures T6475/N6125

Instructor: Grant Potts, Ph.D. Class Meetings: None Prerequisites: None Although the status of contemporary Paganism as an indigenous religion is contested, many practitioners claim at least some resonance between their own spirituality and that of living indigenous traditions throughout the world. This course offers students of Pagan ministry a survey of indigenous traditions throughout the …

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Internship Supervision P6915

Instructor: Valerie Cole, PhD Class Meeting: To be decided by faculty and enrolled students Supervision group for advanced students who are currently or have previously completed counseling internships. Discussions will involve pagan-focused counseling problems and solutions. Students will be expected to bring case studies to class and to participate fully with the other students. Prerequisites: …

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Introduction to Advocacy

Instructor: Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers Class Meetings: None Prerequisites: None Class Description: Approaching the judicial system a labyrinth, students will learn its legal, historical, ethical and theological underpinnings, the basic components of the judicial system (players , forums and sources of law), define legal terms, vocabulary and jargon of the system, consider the rules which govern civil …

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Introduction to Advocacy

Introduction to Advocacy will challenge students to identify those values in their own traditions which call for engagement, and to craft for themselves a working statement of spiritual engagement based on their own practices and cultural contexts. This course will introduce students to advocacy work for diverse populations through social, legal and community network. Students …

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Introduction to Pagan Birth

Instructor: Sarah Whedon, PhD No class meetings Bringing a child into the world can be a disorienting, transformative, magical, terrifying, and joyful process.  We’ll frame the journey as a labyrinth walk, spiraling in through pregnancy, experiencing the revelation of birth at the center, and spiraling back out through the postpartum period.   We’ll focus on how …

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Introduction to Pagan Theology (non-master’s section)

Theology—the study of Deity—calls us to make connections between reason and experience, history and contemporary life, our own traditions and practices and those of others. It is something we *do*—a practice by which we grow in deep understanding of our relationships with the divine and others, not a matter of mere theory. Students will explore …

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Introduction to Pagan Theology C5141

Theology—the study of Deity—calls us to make connections between reason and experience, between history and contemporary life, between our own traditions and practices and those of others. It is something we *do*—a practice by which we grow in deep understanding of our relationships with the divine and others, not a matter of mere theory. In …

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Just Talk With Them! Animal Communication for Pagans

Beliefs and practices of human-animal communication in various Pagan traditions (including indigenous spiritual traditions). Students learn various cultural attitudes towards the role of animals in Pagan spiritual practice, develop new respect for the teachings of our non-human friends, and find their own animal allies on whom they can call for help with any challenge. Pagan …

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Leadership II – Conscious Leadership for Turbulent Times

Continuation of learning and work begun in Leadership I, serving as a “practicum” in which the learning experiences in theory gained in Leadership I will be put to use in the community leadership project chosen by each student in consultation with the professor. Instructor: Valentine McKay-Riddle Class Meetings: Tuesdays 8 PM ET Required readings: Wheatley, Margaret …

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Leading a Spiritually-Centered Enterprise A6310

Leading a spiritually-centered enterprise requires practical applications of and skill in management, marketing, and finance. A minefield of rules and regulations come into play the moment one decides to begin: licenses and permits, zoning restrictions, tax and employee regulations. In this course, we will look at taking vision to reality, tackling the nuts and bolts …

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Leading Like Water – A Rhizomes Course

Most of us were taught to lead and relate to others using the prevailing model, one that can create pain and confusion for individuals and promulgate abuse throughout society at all levels. “Leading Like Water” blends the ancient wisdom of The Tao with the powers of the little-known Queen Archetype. This revolutionary take on leadership …

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Magical Language

We all know that words are magical— and that some words are more magical than others. This class will help you uncover the difference and build confidence and control in your relationship with your inner spellcaster. We will focus on the basic tools of rhythm, word-music and sensuous imagery, with writing exercises targeted for each. …

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Mediation for Peace M/A6570

The art of mediation involves getting people, or the entities they represent, to resolve a dispute by mutual agreement. The skills are generic. They apply equally well to political disputes as they do to relationship disputes. Exciting new findings in moral psychology reveal the delicate interplay between emotion and reason: providing powerful tools for truly …

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Mediation for Peace M/A6570 (non-master’s section)

The art of mediation involves getting people, or the entities they represent, to resolve a dispute by mutual agreement. The skills are generic. They apply equally well to political disputes as they do to relationship disputes. Exciting new findings in moral psychology reveal the delicate interplay between emotion and reason: providing powerful tools for truly …

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Mysticism and Trance N6545

Instructor: Lynne Hume Class meetings: none Class description:  This course will investigate the phenomena associated with mysticism, trance and altered states of consciousness. Using a comparative, cross-cultural approach, students will investigate mysticism and trance from different religious/spiritual perspectives. We will explore whether pre-existing beliefs, mythology, ritual, ‘set’ and ‘setting’, influence experiences. Some questions for consideration …

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Christine-Hoff-Kraemer

Nature and Pagan Spirituality: Human/Animal Relationships N6270B

Instructors: Christine Kraemer, PhD & Barbara Davy, PhD Class meetings: Tuesdays, 9pm ET Prerequisites: None;  Introduction to Pagan Theology C5141 recommended. This course provides students with an opportunity to examine earth-centered spiritual perspectives and scholarship on human/nature relationships. In addition to a broad selection of readings on ecotheology, we will focus in on relationships between …

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Pagan Apologetics I

Paganism, as a belief system, is most congruent with both current scientific advancements and the psyche of the human being as they are understood today. Archaeological and textual evidence will be examined that will suggest that paganism of whatever genre is the indigenous religion of human beings on planet earth. This course lays the foundations …

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Pagan Elders and Ancestors: Starhawk

Starhawk is best known for writing The Spiral Dance and co-founding the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft, but what don’t you know about Starhawk? Her ideas have changed over the decades and the focus of her work has shifted. Her contributions span the gamut from composing ritual chants that have come to be known as traditional …

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Pagan Spiritual Autobiography

Instructor: Daryl Morazzini, MFA, MAR Class meetings: Sundays, 8pm ET Exploration of the various processes of spiritual formation.  Students will read autobiographies of Pagan and other spiritual leaders and examine their own lives to develop narratives of their own spiritual development.  Class assignments will include response to and analysis of readings as well as creative …

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Paganism 101

You may have heard of Wicca, but do you know what Druids do? How about Asatru? And what the heck is Discordianism? Paganism 101 will give you an overview of different ways of being Pagan, and help you avoid some of the controversies and pitfalls of this young/ancient religion. Learn about the major branches of …

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Paganism and the Body

CANCELLED for Spring 2013 Semester. Declaring that all acts of love and pleasure are the rituals of the Goddess, contemporary Pagans affirm the sacredness of the body and sexuality. Students will engage theological and ethical writings around gender, sexuality, and the body from Pagan and allied perspectives. Special attention will be given to same-sex relationships, …

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Practical Chaplaincy: Three Concentric Circles of Ministry

Explores the unique role of the Chaplain in the three concentric circles of ministry: Family, Faith Formation and Ecumenical Community. First and foremost, the chaplain must be the spiritual minister and advisor of both his / her biological family and local faith family. Second, the chaplain must function in and minister to his / her …

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Christine-Hoff-Kraemer

Preventing Witch Wars: Managing Overlapping Roles in Pagan Communities

Instructor: Christine Kraemer, PhD No class meetings. Pagans love to create intimate community, and the same close-knit network of friends and lovers often does ritual, crisis counseling, and various kinds of business together. This intimacy can turn explosive, however, when we identify conflicts of interest between multiple roles too late. In this class, we will do risk assessments on …

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Psychology of Religion and Paganism P6727

An introduction to key issues in the psychology of religion including religious development in individuals, the social psychology of religious organizations, religious experience and mysticism, and mental health and religion. The course also introduces students to the work of influential theorists, such as Freud, Jung and William James. Students will become familiar with the application …

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Public Ritual M5240

Instructor: Robert Patrick, M. Div. PhD Class Meetings: None This class explores the two dimensions represented by its title: what is ritual, and what does providing public ritual mean? Students will be asked to consider definitions and understandings of ritual from a variety of perspectives and challenged to consider when rituals that open the door …

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Real World Pagan Ethics – A Rhizomes Course

What does it mean to be an ethical magical practitioner? How can you tell if a teacher or coven leader has good boundaries? When we step into leadership, how can we make sure we are doing right by our communities? This course is designed to help clarify our internal ethical code, and then apply it …

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Religion and the Law Post 9/11

Class Description: Receive an overview of our legal structure and learn how find the law you need online. Learn how the First Amendment protects us from government assault and interference, and if the Patriot Act affects this. You will understand what freedom of speech and assembly means. You will know how to confront discrimination in …

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Religion and the Law Post 9/11

Receive an overview of our legal structure and learn how find the law you need online. Learn how the First Amendment protects us from government assault and interference, and if the Patriot Act affects this. You will understand what freedom of speech and assembly means. You will know how to confront discrimination in housing, employment …

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Research and Writing for Pagan Scholarship

The emerging interdisciplinary field of Pagan Studies requires specific tools in order to conduct academic research. Additionally, the course will cover conventions of academic essay-writing. In order to succeed at graduate-level work, students must be able to effectively analyze texts, make rational arguments about them using textual and other evidence, differentiate between personal and academic …

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Sacred Choices

What can Pagans contribute to the current political debates over choice and reverence for life? In this short course we’ll learn about the distinctions among reproductive health, rights, and justice; relate reproductive justice to respect for our spirituality, sexuality, diversity, life, and freedom; and gain strategies for reproductive justice advocacy. Instructor: Sarah Whedon Class meetings: …

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Sacred Nourishment

Instructor: Selina Rifkin, LMT, MS Class meetings: No meeting What we eat ties us to our planet, our environment and our communities.   The industrial food chain distances us from all of these things and plays havoc with our mental and physical well-being. Eating low on the industrial food chain connects us with spirit, creates community, and heals …

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Sacred Nourishment

Sacred Nourishment: How What We Eat Connects Us to the Earth and Our Ancestors What we eat ties us to our planet, our environment and our communities. Sustainability means eating low on the industrial food chain, but sustainable eating also connects us with spirit, creates community, and heals and nourishes our bodies, and the Earth. …

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Sacred Time and a Calendar of Days

Throughout the year, Nature reflects times of transition – birth, growth, senescence, and decay. These have been honored in both past and present with observances of solemnity, joy, and festival. We will examine the timekeeping traditions in the Lunar and Solar calendars from many past civilizations and how they have morphed into modern holidays that …

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Sages and Crones: Ministry To and For Older People

Instructor: Vivianne Crowley Class meetings: Sundays 4:00 pm ET – every other week Class description: The age profile of the Pagan community is rapidly evolving as those who became active Pagans in the 1970s reach the last third of life. In response to aging, Pagans have begun to develop rites of passage for older Pagans, …

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Science and Paganism

CANCELLED for Spring 2013 Semester.  Watch for this to be offered in the near future. Survey course introducing the scientific method and its relation to Pagan eclecticism; evolution vs. “creation science” vs “intelligent design” as exemplars for critical thinking, evaluating evidence, and healthy vs. pathological religious responses to new ideas; Big Bang cosmology as theory, …

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Science and Paganism

Survey course introducing the scientific method and its relation to Pagan eclecticism; evolution vs. “creation science” vs “intelligent design” as exemplars for critical thinking, evaluating evidence, and healthy vs. pathological religious responses to new ideas; Big Bang cosmology as theory, fact, and creation myth: Consciousness, free will, and magick as variously illuminated by the study …

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Spiritual Autobiography M6340/N6705

Instructor: Class meetings: Exploration of the various processes of spiritual formation.  Students will read autobiographies of Pagan and other spiritual leaders and examine their own lives to develop narratives of their own spiritual development.  Class assignments will include response to and analysis of readings as well as creative writing exercises, culminating in the creation of …

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Survey of Counseling Theories

Instructor: David Oringderff Class meetings: Tuesdays, 9:00 pm ET Class Description: This course will explore twelve current theories of therapy and focus on their application to pastoral counseling in the context of alternative religions. There will be a weekly monograph and a discussion of each theory over the course of twelve weeks; the thirteenth week …

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Teaching Pagan Traditions

Teaching strategies in contemporary Pagan traditions include classrooms, workshops, coven and small group training, one-on-one apprenticeships, distance study, and more. These strategies provide wildly different experiences for both teachers and students. Not only do the styles have distinct advantages and disadvantages for conveying specific skills, but the ethical pitfalls and boundary issues of the different …

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The Druidic Past and Present T6405

Instructor: James Acken, PhD Class meetings: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm ET optional Prerequisites: None; C5121 Contemporary Global Paganisms or T5940 Research and Writing for Pagan Scholarship recommended. Since the eighteenth century, druids and the heritage they represent have fascinated and inspired Western tradition, but this heritage is vexed by more than a thousand years of either absent or …

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Christine-Hoff-Kraemer

The Sacred Earth: Human/Animal Relationships

Instructors: Christine Kraemer, PhD & Barbara Davy, PhD Class meetings: Tuesdays, 9pm ET This course provides students with an opportunity to examine earth-centered spiritual perspectives and scholarship on human/nature relationships. In addition to a broad selection of readings on ecotheology, we will focus in on relationships between humans and animals, as well as on understandings …

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The Space Between the Columns: Classical Greek Religion for Today

Introduces students to Classical Greek religion, its mythology and practices, with underlying interest in reconstructing or reconfiguring these traditions for today. We will cover Greek myths, polis cults, mystery traditions, myth-ritual interpretive theory, magic, and gender. Students may request additional topics, such as theurgy or queer religion, based on their interests. Instructor: Michelle Mueller Class …

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Hayden Reynolds, Ph.D.

Toward an Engaged Pagan Spirituality

The “spirituality of engagement” is considered by many spiritual teachers and socially conscious activists to be the great sacred work of our time. A question they invite us to consider is this: How does one actually live this life of engaged spirituality here and now? This practical class will explore relevant questions, along with current …

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Transpersonal Genealogy I

  In this first of three classes, explore the exciting new field of Transpersonal Genealogy: defined as (a) feeling called or pulled to research a particular ancestor, (b) feeling guided by that ancestor in one’s research, and (c) how the lived experience of that ancestor impacts the psycho-spiritual development of the researcher. Share stories of …

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My 3rd great-grandmother Mary Ann
“Mamie” McMaster
on her wedding day
12 Mar 1891

Transpersonal Genealogy II

Please consider joining this class as we reach beyond our own lives and current generation by researching our family trees. We will focus on finding (often challenging to research) female ancestors, learn ways of scaling brick walls in our research, and explore how the lives of our ancestors continue to affect us today. This course …

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Transpersonal Genealogy III

In this third of three classes, explore the value of connecting with and honoring our ancestors through learning about their lives. Look beyond traditional genealogy’s focus on names, dates, and places to our ancestors’ lived experience. Explore Shamanic Journeying, Wiccan ritual, and create your own way of connecting with your ancestors. Reflect on how such …

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What do you mean I need outcomes? P6805

Research and evaluation basics for understanding why what you do “works.” Instructor: Tracy Wharton, PhD Class meetings: Tuesdays, 8 PM ET Introduction to research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation, including the importance of research in advancing the  counseling profession; research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single case designs, action research, and outcome-based …

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Why Magickal Thinking Isn’t Crazy

Overview of evidence, particularly modern scientific evidence, for accepting some forms of magick as efficacious techniques, including an introduction to basic principles of science and scientific reasoning. Instructor: York Dobyns Meetings: Friday 8 PM ET, Fall 1 session Required readings: Will be provided online Pay to register now

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Contemporary Global Paganisms C5121

This survey course will introduce students to the wide variety of Paganisms being practiced around the world. We will challenge scholarly definitions of Paganism and our own personal ones by attempting to trace common threads between many disparate traditions. Students will familiarize themselves with both popular and scholarly descriptions of contemporary Paganisms, then explore the …

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Introduction to Fundraising

Instructor: Holli S. Emore Class Meetings: 8 pm (ET) Mondays Philanthropy is a bedrock of American democracy, providing a balance between a purely corporate or a purely socialist state. But not only is it key to our survival, it’s a joy to give! Pagan groups and organizations are emerging from half a century or more …

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Pagan Elders and Ancestors: Maxine Sanders

Instructor: Class Meetings: Class Description: This Foundations course will focus on the life, teachings, and contributions of Maxine Sanders, to the growth of Wicca around the world. Students will read texts and internet works about and by Maxine, as well as focus on the specific contributions Maxine made to the growth of Wicca and Neo-Paganism. …

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Basic Shamanism: The Self

Instructor: Valentine McKay-Riddell Class Meetings: Class Description: This course focuses on shamanic practice as a catalyst for personal responsibility; i.e., healing inner conflict and conflicts with others. It is the starting point for anyone aspiring to do shamanic work. Experiential exercises such as shamanic journey provide the student with personal information and tools to address …

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Thor

Introduction to Northern European Pagan Traditions

Instructor: Scott Mohnkern, J.D>. Class Meetings: Individuals labeling themselves “Heathens” have largely separated themselves from the rest of the Pagan community and have established their own religious and social practices. This course provides an introduction to the ethics and philosophy of those following the Northern European paths commonly referred to as Heathenism. Students will learn …

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Pagan Ancestors and Elders: Victor and Cora Anderson

Instructor: Christine Kraemer, Ph.D. Class Meetings: None Victor and Cora Anderson were the founders of the Anderson Feri (or Faery) tradition, an American witchcraft tradition famous for its ecstatic practices and its queer-friendly theology. Despite its small size, Feri has had a tremendous impact on the Pagan movement through well-known figures such as Gwydion Pendderwen …

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Synchronicity and Divination

Instructor: Angela Farmer Class Meetings: Class Description: This course is designed to help you understand a transpersonal vision of synchronicity and divination, to gain practical experience in responding to synchronicities and employing divination while using a common divination tool, to learn to divine from within yourself, and to be able to incorporate synchronicity and divination …

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Basic Shamanism: Communication with Others

Instructor: Valentine McKay-Riddell Class meetings: Class Description: This course focuses on shamanic practice as an aid in communication with others. Shamanic journey and other experiential exercises provide the student with personal information and tools to communicate effectively with: 1. People (reciprocity and right relationship) 2. Animals (allies, teachers, and guides) 3. Nature (spirits of the …

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Call of the Dark Mother: A Pagan Overview of Death and Dying

Instructor: Jennifer Bennett Class Meetings: What does being Pagan bring to issues of death and dying? How can Pagans navigate the funeral industry for those they are called to serve and/or themselves? Briefly touching on topics of looking at our own deaths, kinds of deaths, funeral/rituals and grief. Hopefully, this class will spark each student’s …

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Composing Effective Eulogies and Obituaries

Instructor: M.Macha NightMare Class meetings: Class Description: As we age, we lose more of our loved ones to death. As we grow as a Pagan presence, more of us are called upon to officiate at funerals and memorials. Writing and delivering informative, moving eulogies enhances the experience of the mourners. Writing effective, informative obituaries honors …

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Basic Shamanism: Community Service

Instructor: Valentine McKay-Riddell Class Meetings: Class Description: This course focuses on shamanic practice as service to one’s community. Experiential exercises such as shamanic journey provide the student with personal information and tools to acquire the following skills and abilities: 1. Journeying for others 2. Shamanic healing 3. Teaching shamanic practice Required Readings: King, Serge Kahili. …

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Pagan Spiritual Autobiography

Instructor: Daryl Morazzini Class Meetings: Sundays, 6:00 ET, Foundations Session Three, Nov 5 – Dec 2 Class Description: This class will be an exploration in both reading Spiritual Autobiography and writing a Spiritual Autobiography. Students will read two Pagan Spiritual Autobiographical works and construct their own blog, using creative nonfiction writing techniques, to explore their …

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2012 Conferences

Two Outstanding Opportunities You’ve studied your tradition, led circles, and volunteered at events. Now you are ready for the next stage of your growth. Gather with other local Pagan leaders and experienced facilitators to share experiences and encounter tools and techniques that help to nourish Pagan community.  How can Pagan groups make a place for …

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Eastern European Pagan Traditions

Eastern European Paganism typically receives little attention in the West. This unfortunate gap in our knowledge is countered in this course, which is a comprehensive overview of studies, scholarly works and current dynamics related to history, geography and heritage of the Eastern European Pagan Traditions in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, Russia …

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Effective Web Site Development for Pagan Organizations

Develop a strategic plan for the development of a web site for a pagan organization. This includes deciding key decisions regarding site navigation, software applications that will be used for the development of the site, and implementation of the strategic plan with the assistance of individuals with the necessary technical knowledge. The expectation is that …

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Kids, Gods, & Guardians: Spiritual Guidance for Pagan Family Ministry

Prepares Pagan leaders to engage with young people on a spiritual level. It is important that Pagan communities include age-appropriate activities and resources for all involved. This class offers strategies for Pagan ministry as students consider ways to serve children, youth, and young adults with successful, thoughtful ministry, including appropriate bridging ceremonies and programs. Areas …

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