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~*~ Elder Airwolf LoP Ministry Founder/Owner~*~

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Merry Meet Legionnaires~
I am sixth generation Native Blackfoot and Scottish Celt. My Grandmother was one of my mentors her being a shaman, and my other mentor was my Druid Celtic Aunt. I was raised pagan and my education started at the age
of seven and formally after my first moon lodge ritual at 12. I am also trained as a voodoo priestess.
I am a retired MSW, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist, and a Dr of Ministries. I provide individual and family counseling.

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO GET REGISTERED FOR FALL CLASSES~HURRY!

LEGION OF PAGANS SPIRITUAL MINISTRY

INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

FALL 2015 CLASSES

 

 

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September, 21st, 2015

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

August 17th, 2015

At

www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

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Pre~Class:

We all got to start somewhere! I have developed this crash course class to help the very new students be prepared for their formal education in level I classes. This is nothing worse than being totally lost before you begin, so if your placement screening determined you needed a little extra help welcome to this class.

 

This class is a prep-screening tool to determine where you, the applicant, would best fit in the Legion of Pagans curriculum. Should an applicant miss 10 or more questions, a 2 week crash course will be required prior to enrollment in the level I Basic Witch classes.

 

The tuition of $40.00 for this course will be applied to any of the Level I Progressive Class tuition upon successful completion.

Required Text Book:

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Link for book:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=34683904&color=000#/!/

 

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

 

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

 

There is a fee for the course of $100.00

 

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.

The email and address can be sent addressed to me at

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

~REMINDER IF YOUR A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, PLEASE GET PRE-TESTED EARLY~

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON (September 7th through September 18th, 2015)

Class orientations begins (pending fall schedule)

ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~***STUDENT TESTIMONY***~

Rogue Storm

The best money I have ever invested was in this course. Here is a nurturing and enthusiastic place to learn and grow holistically. I found out so much about not only the craft, but myself too. If any of you have not begun your journey with this course, you are greatly missing out. Thank you for such an enlightening experience.

 

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LOP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the Greenwich will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive Magic spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration - (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

Orientation week -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

CLASS BEGINS (September 21st, 2015)

The cost for the class is $150.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

Author- Ann Moura-Green Witchcraft II Balancing Light & Shadow

Green Magic- The Sacred Connection to Nature Books Author- Ann Moura

Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscockooks Author- Ann Moura

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LOP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101~~~

CLASS DISCRIPTION,

COURSE COSTS AND REGISTRATION DATES

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown their own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow, harvest, and dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

Required Books:

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration enrollment for this class will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Please pay for class in the Neighborly Needs & ministry Funds tab.

Please email your receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Class expected 12

Class cost for herbology 101 $125.00

Books are available at amazon.com or your favorite store.

 

HERBS & POTIONS DISCRIPTION

 

~~~WELCOME TO THE HERBS & POTIONS~~~

The next progressive class of Herbology 101

 

Within the Herb & Potions class

you will discover, how to use

Witchy Herbs as the art of healing.

You will learn how to combine Witchy

Herbs with Astrology, Tarot, Gemstones

and Planetary correspondences to

enhance your magickal spells and rituals.

I also will include some Herbal Potions,

that will be a great benefit to every

GreenWitch.

 

Required Book need for Class:

 

The Master Book of Herbalism

By Paul Beyerl

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Class orientations begins (Monday September 21st, 2015) - ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

This will be a 12 week class.

Class Cost $150.00

Pay in the Neighborly Needs & Ministry Funds and send receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

)O(~~~LOP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your everyday magick.  

 

~~~All mini classes cost $60.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: (August 17th-September 20th)

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com)

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the menu toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~

 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

~***~Faery Magick Mini Class~***~

 

My name is FallingStar and I will be your guide through this course. I am a solitary earth witch and have had some lovely encounters with the faeries, some of which I will share with you throughout the course. We will be joined by my wonderful Sister in the Craft, Rogue Storm who will be assisting me in guiding you on this journey :)

It is very important to remember that in any and all dealings with the Fae to treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. They are very magickal beings and exist with different rules and guidelines than we as humans do. They have much to teach us when we are open to them and the lessons they provide. Their realm is truly unique and magickal. By pursuing this journey you are expressing your genuine interest in gaining knowledge of the Realm of the Fae and all that it includes. Once you have entered this Realm with an open heart and an open mind, you will forever change your view on life as you know it now.

 

For registered students, please click and scroll down on the Faery Magick Mini Class room to find the course outline and assignments. The protocol for this course is under the Mini Classes location on your menu. You will also find my welcome.

You will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

All assignments must be submitted to the email address provided and written in proper English which means sentences and the original question included. Please use your Spell Check as well before submitting. Assignments will be posted DAILY and you will have until the following morning to complete and submit it to me. Working with the Fae can be very mesmerizing so please make sure you are grounded after any meditations. There is also additional information on the Faerie the DOCUMENT LIBRARY section of this website.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: (No Kindle versions. Books available on amazon.com or ABE.com)

BOOK: The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (Author DJ Conway)

General Interest Reading (this is not part of course): The Light bearer’s Daughter & The Book of Dreams (Author: O.R. Melling)

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

Course Cost: $60.00 USD (No refund once class begins)

 

Length of Course: 4 Weeks

 

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the next chapter in class.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: August 17- September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

 

** All students are required to check into classes on the first day of class **

 

How to Register?

Go to www.legionofpagans.com.

Visit the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab located in the menu toolbar & make a donation to the Legion of Pagans specifying your course.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com, and specify your course to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

You must be a member of the Legion of Pagans to take a course. For more information on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to: legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

 

 

 

 

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

 

~*****Our Educators*****~

 

*Donna Morgan Wolf- Elder Airwolf:*

 

Elder Founder/CEO Developer Director & Master Educator of Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick LLC,Ordained Dr. of Divinity, Clinical Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, Druid/N.A. Shaman Sage, Voodoo Priestess.

 

*Diana Schoenberg (Falling Star) 

Administrator / Executive Secretary for LOP.com

Ordained, Gray Witch. Educator & Educational Assistant.

 

 *NM Farrar (T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall)

 

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans- Administrator/Educator LOP.com (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

*Catherine Logan-Major~RavenCat

Legion of Pagans Admin/Educator, Facebook Groups Administrator

Ordained Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Reiki Master.

Ordained Priestess with the Fellowship of Isis

 

 *Lindsey Hardwick (Rogue Storm)

LOP.com  Moderator & Teacher Aid Educator/ Face Book Administrator

Ordained Priestess

 

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Course curriculums were created by the

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © 01242011

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner

 

See:

www.legionofpagans.com for information and registration.

~*******~ALL ABOUT RETROGRADES~*******~

 

Which sign is that planet in right now?

Here is a list of each planet (including Pluto and Chiron) showing which sign they are currently in, whether they are in a retrograde motion, and what will happen to them next.

Mercury (retrograde) in Libra. Mercury goes Station Direct in Libra at Fri Oct 09 2015 07:57
GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Venus in Leo. Venus enters Virgo at Thu Oct 08 2015 10:26
GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Mars in Leo. Mars enters Virgo at Thu Sep 24 2015 19:18
GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Jupiter in Virgo. Jupiter goes Station Retrograde in Virgo at Wed Jan 06 2016 20:40
GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn goes Station Retrograde in Sagittarius at Thu Mar 24 2016 03:00
GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Uranus (retrograde) in Aries. Uranus goes Station Direct in Aries at Thu Dec 24 2015 19:52
GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Neptune (retrograde) in Pisces. Neptune goes Station Direct in Pisces at Wed Nov 18 2015 08:30
GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Pluto (retrograde) in Capricorn. Pluto goes Station Direct in Capricorn at Wed Sep 23 2015 23:57
GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Chiron (retrograde) in Pisces. Chiron goes Station Direct in Pisces at Thu Nov 26 2015 22:43
GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

Retrograde Planets – 2015


Monday, March 17th, 2014
The planets of our solar system are in constant motion as they revolve around our Sun.

When we gaze into the night sky, our planets move to the East relative to the stars.  However, there are times where it appears that a planet is moving in the opposite direction, to the West, and that is when a planet is referred to as moving RETROGRADE.

Of course RETROGRADE planets are never actually moving backwards, the backward motion is purely an optical illusion.  Planets only have the appearance of moving backwards from our position here on Earth.

This same optical illusion you may have experienced yourself when driving past a car travelling at slower speed to your vehicle.  As you pass the car, there is a period where it appears that the car your are passing is stationary and then moving backwards.  It is an illusion created by the different speeds of the passing vehicles.

Retrograde – an Optical Illusion

Lets look at the planet Mars to help understand the illusionary optics of a planet in RETROGRADE.

Mars takes approximately 2 years to transit around the Sun, whereas our Earth takes only 1 year.  Thus there are times during Earth’s transit around the Sun where we pass by the slower moving Mars.  As the Earth ‘catches up’ to Mars, it appears that Mars slows down, stops and begins moving to the West, ie RETROGRADE.  As Earth then passes Mars, Mars then appears to slow down, stop and then continue back in its Easterly transit.

The outer planets of our solar system that move more slowly relatively to Earth, spend much longer periods in RETROGRADE, which can be 4 to 5 months within a year.

However the inner planets of our solar system that move much faster that the outer planets, are in RETROGRADE more frequently and for much shorter periods of time – anywhere from approximately 3 weeks to 3 months.

When a planet it moving retrograde, it is often represented as such through the symbol ‘Rx’.

How does a Retrograde planet affect us energetically ?

When a planet is Retrograde it’s energy becomes more inward.  During this inward phase, we have the opportunity to review or reflect our ‘inner-self’ as it relates to the past.  The past maybe this life, or could even relate to previous incarnation of the Soul.

What we inwardly work with during the retrograde period will depend of what the planet energetically rules, including the planets rudimentary element, its quality & archetypal vibration.

Whilst a retrograde planet can have a bad rap of creating chaos within our lives, in actual fact these ‘challenges’ produce wonderful opportunities for growth.   As the pot is ‘stirred up’ and what is unconscious comes to the surface… it represents a wonderful opportunity for healing, shifting old energy and being greater degrees of joy and self-love.

Review of the energetic of Retrograde planets

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury takes 88 days to do one complete revolution around our Sun.   Mercury moves into retrograde three times per year, for anywhere between 19 to 24 days.

Mercury rules all communications such as computers, phones, travel, electronics and all business/personal communications & documentations.  When mercury moves retrograde and into the darker recesses of our psyche, this may herald a time of misunderstandings, mis-communications, computers & electronics crashing and plans going haywire !

When Mercury is retro, we are given a ‘time out’ to review, revise, reflect and re-visit.  Our energy is more slowed as we internalize the energy of the retrograde planet.  When Mercury is retro it is wise to become more conscious of communications as you are more likely to be misunderstood / misquoted at this time.  If contracts need to be signed, ensure they are perused with a fine tooth-comb.  And it is also wise to back up all technology BEFORE the retrograde commences.

So how do you you consciously work with Mercury Retrograde ? Just consider all the ‘RE’s’, ie re-evaluations, re-checking, re-pair, re-store etc., urging on the side of caution and making sure all details are attended to.

Rather than perceive Mercury Retrograde as a negative time, I prefer to work with the energy as a wonderful ‘inward’ time to re-calibrate my visions and move forward in conscious action when Mercury moves direct.   It is also a fabulous time to tie up all those lose ends, old projects and things that you just never got around to finishing.

Of course if things do start to go ‘pair-shaped’, well that just means it is a time to do something else, or to do the job differently… see it as a time to learn a new skill, think laterally and solve problems from a higher level of consciousness.

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2015

Mercury Retrograde – January 21/22, in Aquarius
Mercury Direct – February 11/12, in Aquarius

Mercury Retrograde – May 18/19, in Gemini
Mercury Direct – June 11/12, in Gemini

Mercury Retrograde – September 17/18, in Libra
Mercury Direct – October 9/10, in Libra

 

Venus Retrograde

Venus takes 225 days to do a complete revolution around our Sun and is stationary for somewhere between a few hours or 3 or 4 days.  Venus moves into retrograde every 18 months or so, and then stays that way for about 6 weeks.

Venus rules all of our relationships, our relationship to self as well as love, family, friendships and our business relationships.  It also is our appreciation of art, beauty and our passions.

When Venus is retro you may find that the world takes on a different hue, as what you previously experienced as beautiful now tends to be seen through different eyes.  All your relationships maybe under the microscope and if you have avoided relationship then this maybe exactly what you attract.  If you have slipped into old patterns (such as the glamour of overindulging in food, sex, alcohol), it is a time to also examine your relationship with substances and lifestyle choices.

It is often recommend to not take major relationship steps during a Venus retro (such as engagement or marriage or even divorce or quitting a job)… but to objectively explore your emotions and feelings as they come up and then to move forward consciously when Venus goes direct.

Venus Retrograde Dates for 2015

Venus Retrograde – July 25/26, 2015
Venus Direct – September 6/7, 2015

 

Mars Retrograde

Mars takes approximately 2 years (687 days) to do a complete revolution around our Sun.  Mars moves into retrograde every 2 years + 2 months, and then stays that way for about 55 to 80 days.

Mars rules energy, passion, action, initiative and asserting yourself out in the world.

When Mars is retrograde, this ‘action oriented’ planets energy lacks vitality as the energy is inverted inward.  It can at times feel as if you are paddling upstream, with endless delays, roadblocks, setbacks and detours dotting your path.   For some, these frustrations may give light to anger and resentment, which may result in outbursts and emotional/physical explosions that aren’t pretty.  It is a bit like capping an active volcano, if the internal pressure builds too much the end result could be very messy !

Rather than burn up your internal energy through anger, war & fighting during Mars Retrograde, it would be better to allow and ‘see’ how these delays can serve you.  Initiating new projects (eg relationships, contracts, new business deals etc..) during Mars retro most often leads to dead-ends or endless delays, it is better to reflect on or rework existing projects.  If set-back do arise, don’t force issues, just go with flow and work with any delays in the knowing that all happens in divine timing for the greater good of all.

Mars Retrograde Dates for 2015

No Retrogrades during 2015

 

Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter takes around 12 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun.  Jupiter moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 120 days.

Jupiter rules expansion, freedom, wisdom, travel, foreign affairs, abundance and good luck.  It is a social and jolly planet, working with the collective as it spends about 1 year in every sign of the zodiac.

When Jupiter is retro, this energy is reflected inward and we are guided to reevaluate our spiritual beliefs, our societal ethics and our philosophical approach to life.  It is a time of truth-seeking and finding the deeper meaning in all aspects of life.

Travel plans can be delayed or cancelled during Jupiter retro.  This is a time to slow down and give focus to your personal belief systems and understandings of success and abundance.  This is also not the best time to take big risks, or spend up big.. but rather do your research, ponder and follow your inner-guidance when Jupiter moves direct.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates for 2015

Jupiter Retrograde – December 8/9, 2014
Jupiter Direct – April 8/9, 2015

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn takes approximately 29.5 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun.  Saturn moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 140 days.

Saturn is often referred to as the planet of karma, discipline or the dispenser of justice.  It is a factual planet that induces us to face our personal reality, and is thorough, unrelenting and breaks down our control issues.  I like to view Saturn as a wise old sage.

When Saturn is retro, it is not a time to take short-cuts, but an opportunity to take things slowly and do it correctly the first time around.. or you may find you will be revisiting the project over and over again.  It is a time to understand your limitations or limitations of those around you and practice patience.   Authority maybe also be an issue at this time, and you may feel like ‘fighting the system’ be it in your family, place of work or the greater sphere of community or government.  When Saturn is retrograde there also tends to be a lack of boundaries.. so be mindful of saying YES to everything and then feeling overwhelmed and a loss of power.

Take the opportunity during Saturn retro to do some deep soul searching, assess what needs to change and prepare for this change once Saturn moves direct.  It is a time to assess our failures, learn from our mistakes and emerge from the introspection with wisdom and understanding.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates for 2015

Saturn Retrograde – March 14/15, 2015
Saturn Direct – August 2/3, 2015

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus takes about 84 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun, thus spending about 7 years in each sign of the Zodiac.  Uranus moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 148 days.

With Uranus, simply ‘expect the unexpected’.  Uranus is like a wildcard of the pack, unpredictable, original and out of the box thinking.  Uranus can spark revolutions as it has its gaze on more humanitarian, freedom loving and unconventional pursuits.

When Uranus is retro, chaos is often the order of the day as you expect the unexpected of an unexpectable planet !  If you are shy you may find yourself at the centre of attention, or if you are an extrovert you may find yourself hiding away.  You may find your personality or behavior quite altered at this time, as your actions in the world oppose what others normally experience or expect of you.

Take the opportunity during Uranus retro to explore inwardly what freedom means to you and what you need to change to be this freedom.  Intuition is heightened during this self-help psychological assessment and real ‘ah-ha’ moments are often the order of the day.

Uranus Retrograde Dates for 2015

Uranus Retrograde – July 26/27, 2015
Uranus Direct – December 25/26, 2015

Neptune Retrograde

Uranus takes about 165 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun, thus spending about 14 years in each sign of the Zodiac.  Neptune moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 150 days.

Neptune is often referred to as the ‘higher octave’ cousin of Venus.  Thus our values for love, beauty and passions become more ‘universal’ through Neptune.   Neptune is the planet of the mysterious, the illusionary and beyond the confines of the program.  It calls us to gain insights from higher states of conscious/awareness/dream state.  In it’s polarity, Neptune can also represent the hypnotic trance like state of delusion.

When Neptune is retrograde, people tend to focus more on their dreams, intuition and all creative pursuits.  If you are usually in a ‘dream state’ you may find that you work with retro energy to bring this dream into physical form.  If you deny the dream state, then retro may induce escapism and the taking of mind-altering substances to block the dream or movie from playing out.

During Neptune retro, turn into the inner-self and be receptive to the truth.  The illusion is exposed and reality is factual.  This is a great time to foster the inner-creative and bring it into physical form.

Neptune Retrograde Dates for 2015

Neptune Retrograde – June 12/13, 2015
Neptune Direct – November 18/20, 2015

Pluto Retrograde

Pluto takes 248 years to do a complete revolution around our Sun, thus spending on average about 21 years (12 to 31 years) in each sign of the Zodiac.  Pluto moves into retrograde approximately every year for around 5 or 6 months.

PLUTO is the outer most planet in our solar system (and yes it is still a planet in astrology).. and its energy brings about transformation.  Pluto induces us to look into the deep recesses of our subconscious and transform that which doesn’t serve.  Of course we all have free will & choice… but Pluto has a unique way of pushing your buttons and ‘making you’ transform or else !  Pluto can be pretty intense, but it can also make things happen !  Pluto is about death & birth, destruction & reformation, and endings & beginnings.

When Pluto is retrograde, we are guided to turn inward to our own personal shadow side and take a long hard look at the good, the bad and the ugly.  There is no hiding as we ‘see’ our desires and our feelings around power, control and money.  And we also ‘see’ our motivation for our desires, ie is it for revenge is it because we really want it !   It is also a time to revisit some of those old wounds, perceived limitations and purge then out of our lives.

During Pluto retro, it is a time to transcend control and acknowledge that transformation will take place.  We can flow with the destruction that may come with this inner-phase or we can move through it kicking and screaming… and well simply cause even more unnecessary pain and hurt within our lives.

Pluto Retrograde Dates for 2015

Pluto Retrograde – April 16/17, 2015
Pluto Direct – September 25/26, 2015

Keep Looking to the Stars!

~Elder Airwolf~

Daily greetings for September 17th, 2015

~********OLNY THREE DAY LEFT******~

LEGION OF PAGANS SPIRITUAL MINISTRY

INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

FALL 2015 CLASSES

 

 

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September, 21st, 2015

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

August 17th, 2015

At

www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

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Pre~Class:

We all got to start somewhere! I have developed this crash course class to help the very new students be prepared for their formal education in level I classes. This is nothing worse than being totally lost before you begin, so if your placement screening determined you needed a little extra help welcome to this class.

 

This class is a prep-screening tool to determine where you, the applicant, would best fit in the Legion of Pagans curriculum. Should an applicant miss 10 or more questions, a 2 week crash course will be required prior to enrollment in the level I Basic Witch classes.

 

The tuition of $40.00 for this course will be applied to any of the Level I Progressive Class tuition upon successful completion.

Required Text Book:

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Link for book:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=34683904&color=000#/!/

 

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

 

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

 

There is a fee for the course of $100.00

 

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.

The email and address can be sent addressed to me at

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

~REMINDER IF YOUR A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, PLEASE GET PRE-TESTED EARLY~

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON (September 7th through September 18th, 2015)

Class orientations begins (pending fall schedule)

ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~***STUDENT TESTIMONY***~

Rogue Storm

The best money I have ever invested was in this course. Here is a nurturing and enthusiastic place to learn and grow holistically. I found out so much about not only the craft, but myself too. If any of you have not begun your journey with this course, you are greatly missing out. Thank you for such an enlightening experience.

 

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LOP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the Greenwich will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive Magic spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration - (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

Orientation week -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

CLASS BEGINS (September 21st, 2015)

The cost for the class is $150.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

Author- Ann Moura-Green Witchcraft II Balancing Light & Shadow

Green Magic- The Sacred Connection to Nature Books Author- Ann Moura

Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscockooks Author- Ann Moura

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LOP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101~~~

CLASS DISCRIPTION,

COURSE COSTS AND REGISTRATION DATES

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown their own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow, harvest, and dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

Required Books:

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration enrollment for this class will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Please pay for class in the Neighborly Needs & ministry Funds tab.

Please email your receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Class expected 12

Class cost for herbology 101 $125.00

Books are available at amazon.com or your favorite store.

 

HERBS & POTIONS DISCRIPTION

 

~~~WELCOME TO THE HERBS & POTIONS~~~

The next progressive class of Herbology 101

 

Within the Herb & Potions class

you will discover, how to use

Witchy Herbs as the art of healing.

You will learn how to combine Witchy

Herbs with Astrology, Tarot, Gemstones

and Planetary correspondences to

enhance your magickal spells and rituals.

I also will include some Herbal Potions,

that will be a great benefit to every

GreenWitch.

 

Required Book need for Class:

 

The Master Book of Herbalism

By Paul Beyerl

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Class orientations begins (Monday September 21st, 2015) - ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

This will be a 12 week class.

Class Cost $150.00

Pay in the Neighborly Needs & Ministry Funds and send receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

)O(~~~LOP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your everyday magick.  

 

~~~All mini classes cost $60.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: (August 17th-September 20th)

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com)

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the menu toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~

 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

~***~Faery Magick Mini Class~***~

 

My name is FallingStar and I will be your guide through this course. I am a solitary earth witch and have had some lovely encounters with the faeries, some of which I will share with you throughout the course. We will be joined by my wonderful Sister in the Craft, Rogue Storm who will be assisting me in guiding you on this journey :)

It is very important to remember that in any and all dealings with the Fae to treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. They are very magickal beings and exist with different rules and guidelines than we as humans do. They have much to teach us when we are open to them and the lessons they provide. Their realm is truly unique and magickal. By pursuing this journey you are expressing your genuine interest in gaining knowledge of the Realm of the Fae and all that it includes. Once you have entered this Realm with an open heart and an open mind, you will forever change your view on life as you know it now.

 

For registered students, please click and scroll down on the Faery Magick Mini Class room to find the course outline and assignments. The protocol for this course is under the Mini Classes location on your menu. You will also find my welcome.

You will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

All assignments must be submitted to the email address provided and written in proper English which means sentences and the original question included. Please use your Spell Check as well before submitting. Assignments will be posted DAILY and you will have until the following morning to complete and submit it to me. Working with the Fae can be very mesmerizing so please make sure you are grounded after any meditations. There is also additional information on the Faerie the DOCUMENT LIBRARY section of this website.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: (No Kindle versions. Books available on amazon.com or ABE.com)

BOOK: The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (Author DJ Conway)

General Interest Reading (this is not part of course): The Light bearer’s Daughter & The Book of Dreams (Author: O.R. Melling)

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

Course Cost: $60.00 USD (No refund once class begins)

 

Length of Course: 4 Weeks

 

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the next chapter in class.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: August 17- September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

 

** All students are required to check into classes on the first day of class **

 

How to Register?

Go to www.legionofpagans.com.

Visit the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab located in the menu toolbar & make a donation to the Legion of Pagans specifying your course.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com, and specify your course to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

You must be a member of the Legion of Pagans to take a course. For more information on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to: legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

 

 

 

 

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

 

~*****Our Educators*****~

 

*Donna Morgan Wolf- Elder Airwolf:*

 

Elder Founder/CEO Developer Director & Master Educator of Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick LLC,Ordained Dr. of Divinity, Clinical Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, Druid/N.A. Shaman Sage, Voodoo Priestess.

 

*Diana Schoenberg (Falling Star) 

Administrator / Executive Secretary for LOP.com

Ordained, Gray Witch. Educator & Educational Assistant.

 

 *NM Farrar (T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall)

 

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans- Administrator/Educator LOP.com (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

*Catherine Logan-Major~RavenCat

Legion of Pagans Admin/Educator, Facebook Groups Administrator

Ordained Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Reiki Master.

Ordained Priestess with the Fellowship of Isis

 

 *Lindsey Hardwick (Rogue Storm)

LOP.com  Moderator & Teacher Aid Educator/ Face Book Administrator

Ordained Priestess

 

************************************************************

Course curriculums were created by the

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © 01242011

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner

 

See:

www.legionofpagans.com for information and registration.

ONLY SIX DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES~HURRY!

LEGION OF PAGANS SPIRITUAL MINISTRY

INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

FALL 2015 CLASSES

 

 

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September, 21st, 2015

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

August 17th, 2015

At

www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

*****************************************

Pre~Class:

We all got to start somewhere! I have developed this crash course class to help the very new students be prepared for their formal education in level I classes. This is nothing worse than being totally lost before you begin, so if your placement screening determined you needed a little extra help welcome to this class.

 

This class is a prep-screening tool to determine where you, the applicant, would best fit in the Legion of Pagans curriculum. Should an applicant miss 10 or more questions, a 2 week crash course will be required prior to enrollment in the level I Basic Witch classes.

 

The tuition of $40.00 for this course will be applied to any of the Level I Progressive Class tuition upon successful completion.

Required Text Book:

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Link for book:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=34683904&color=000#/!/

 

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

 

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

 

There is a fee for the course of $100.00

 

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.

The email and address can be sent addressed to me at

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

~REMINDER IF YOUR A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, PLEASE GET PRE-TESTED EARLY~

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON (September 7th through September 18th, 2015)

Class orientations begins (pending fall schedule)

ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~***STUDENT TESTIMONY***~

Rogue Storm

The best money I have ever invested was in this course. Here is a nurturing and enthusiastic place to learn and grow holistically. I found out so much about not only the craft, but myself too. If any of you have not begun your journey with this course, you are greatly missing out. Thank you for such an enlightening experience.

 

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LOP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the Greenwich will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive Magic spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration - (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

Orientation week -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

CLASS BEGINS (September 21st, 2015)

The cost for the class is $150.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

Author- Ann Moura-Green Witchcraft II Balancing Light & Shadow

Green Magic- The Sacred Connection to Nature Books Author- Ann Moura

Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscockooks Author- Ann Moura

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LOP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101~~~

CLASS DISCRIPTION,

COURSE COSTS AND REGISTRATION DATES

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown their own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow, harvest, and dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

Required Books:

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration enrollment for this class will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Please pay for class in the Neighborly Needs & ministry Funds tab.

Please email your receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Class expected 12

Class cost for herbology 101 $125.00

Books are available at amazon.com or your favorite store.

 

HERBS & POTIONS DISCRIPTION

 

~~~WELCOME TO THE HERBS & POTIONS~~~

The next progressive class of Herbology 101

 

Within the Herb & Potions class

you will discover, how to use

Witchy Herbs as the art of healing.

You will learn how to combine Witchy

Herbs with Astrology, Tarot, Gemstones

and Planetary correspondences to

enhance your magickal spells and rituals.

I also will include some Herbal Potions,

that will be a great benefit to every

GreenWitch.

 

Required Book need for Class:

 

The Master Book of Herbalism

By Paul Beyerl

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Class orientations begins (Monday September 21st, 2015) - ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

This will be a 12 week class.

Class Cost $150.00

Pay in the Neighborly Needs & Ministry Funds and send receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

)O(~~~LOP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your everyday magick.  

 

~~~All mini classes cost $60.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: (August 17th-September 20th)

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com)

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the menu toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~

 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

~***~Faery Magick Mini Class~***~

 

My name is FallingStar and I will be your guide through this course. I am a solitary earth witch and have had some lovely encounters with the faeries, some of which I will share with you throughout the course. We will be joined by my wonderful Sister in the Craft, Rogue Storm who will be assisting me in guiding you on this journey :)

It is very important to remember that in any and all dealings with the Fae to treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. They are very magickal beings and exist with different rules and guidelines than we as humans do. They have much to teach us when we are open to them and the lessons they provide. Their realm is truly unique and magickal. By pursuing this journey you are expressing your genuine interest in gaining knowledge of the Realm of the Fae and all that it includes. Once you have entered this Realm with an open heart and an open mind, you will forever change your view on life as you know it now.

 

For registered students, please click and scroll down on the Faery Magick Mini Class room to find the course outline and assignments. The protocol for this course is under the Mini Classes location on your menu. You will also find my welcome.

You will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

All assignments must be submitted to the email address provided and written in proper English which means sentences and the original question included. Please use your Spell Check as well before submitting. Assignments will be posted DAILY and you will have until the following morning to complete and submit it to me. Working with the Fae can be very mesmerizing so please make sure you are grounded after any meditations. There is also additional information on the Faerie the DOCUMENT LIBRARY section of this website.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: (No Kindle versions. Books available on amazon.com or ABE.com)

BOOK: The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (Author DJ Conway)

General Interest Reading (this is not part of course): The Light bearer’s Daughter & The Book of Dreams (Author: O.R. Melling)

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

Course Cost: $60.00 USD (No refund once class begins)

 

Length of Course: 4 Weeks

 

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the next chapter in class.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: August 17- September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

 

** All students are required to check into classes on the first day of class **

 

How to Register?

Go to www.legionofpagans.com.

Visit the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab located in the menu toolbar & make a donation to the Legion of Pagans specifying your course.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com, and specify your course to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

You must be a member of the Legion of Pagans to take a course. For more information on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to: legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

 

 

 

 

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

 

~*****Our Educators*****~

 

*Donna Morgan Wolf- Elder Airwolf:*

 

Elder Founder/CEO Developer Director & Master Educator of Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick LLC,Ordained Dr. of Divinity, Clinical Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, Druid/N.A. Shaman Sage, Voodoo Priestess.

 

*Diana Schoenberg (Falling Star) 

Administrator / Executive Secretary for LOP.com

Ordained, Gray Witch. Educator & Educational Assistant.

 

 *NM Farrar (T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall)

 

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans- Administrator/Educator LOP.com (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

*Catherine Logan-Major~RavenCat

Legion of Pagans Admin/Educator, Facebook Groups Administrator

Ordained Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Reiki Master.

Ordained Priestess with the Fellowship of Isis

 

 *Lindsey Hardwick (Rogue Storm)

LOP.com  Moderator & Teacher Aid Educator/ Face Book Administrator

Ordained Priestess

 

************************************************************

Course curriculums were created by the

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © 01242011

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner

 

See:

www.legionofpagans.com for information and registration.

Daily Greetings for September 14th, 2015

REMEMBER ALL STUDENTS MUST SIGN A "DOCUSIGN CONSENT FORM" BEFORE STARTING CLASSES.

ONCE YOU YAVE REGISTERED, WE WILL SEND YOU A FORM VIA EMAIL. PLEASE OPEN AND COMPLETE. 

QUESTIONS ON HOW TO DO THIS ONCE YOU RECEIVE IT, MESSAGE ME!

LEGION OF PAGANS SPIRITUAL MINISTRY

INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

FALL 2015 CLASSES

 

 

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September, 21st, 2015

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

August 17th, 2015

At

www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

*****************************************

Pre~Class:

We all got to start somewhere! I have developed this crash course class to help the very new students be prepared for their formal education in level I classes. This is nothing worse than being totally lost before you begin, so if your placement screening determined you needed a little extra help welcome to this class.

 

This class is a prep-screening tool to determine where you, the applicant, would best fit in the Legion of Pagans curriculum. Should an applicant miss 10 or more questions, a 2 week crash course will be required prior to enrollment in the level I Basic Witch classes.

 

The tuition of $40.00 for this course will be applied to any of the Level I Progressive Class tuition upon successful completion.

Required Text Book:

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Link for book:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=34683904&color=000#/!/

 

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

 

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

 

There is a fee for the course of $100.00

 

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.

The email and address can be sent addressed to me at

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

~REMINDER IF YOUR A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, PLEASE GET PRE-TESTED EARLY~

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON (September 7th through September 18th, 2015)

Class orientations begins (pending fall schedule)

ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:

www.legionofpagans12@gmail.com

~***STUDENT TESTIMONY***~

Rogue Storm

The best money I have ever invested was in this course. Here is a nurturing and enthusiastic place to learn and grow holistically. I found out so much about not only the craft, but myself too. If any of you have not begun your journey with this course, you are greatly missing out. Thank you for such an enlightening experience.

 

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LOP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the Greenwich will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive Magic spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration - (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

Orientation week -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

CLASS BEGINS (September 21st, 2015)

The cost for the class is $150.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

Author- Ann Moura-Green Witchcraft II Balancing Light & Shadow

Green Magic- The Sacred Connection to Nature Books Author- Ann Moura

Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscockooks Author- Ann Moura

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LOP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101~~~

CLASS DISCRIPTION,

COURSE COSTS AND REGISTRATION DATES

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown their own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow, harvest, and dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

Required Books:

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration enrollment for this class will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Please pay for class in the Neighborly Needs & ministry Funds tab.

Please email your receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Class expected 12

Class cost for herbology 101 $125.00

Books are available at amazon.com or your favorite store.

 

HERBS & POTIONS DISCRIPTION

 

~~~WELCOME TO THE HERBS & POTIONS~~~

The next progressive class of Herbology 101

 

Within the Herb & Potions class

you will discover, how to use

Witchy Herbs as the art of healing.

You will learn how to combine Witchy

Herbs with Astrology, Tarot, Gemstones

and Planetary correspondences to

enhance your magickal spells and rituals.

I also will include some Herbal Potions,

that will be a great benefit to every

GreenWitch.

 

Required Book need for Class:

 

The Master Book of Herbalism

By Paul Beyerl

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Class orientations begins (Monday September 21st, 2015) - ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

This will be a 12 week class.

Class Cost $150.00

Pay in the Neighborly Needs & Ministry Funds and send receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

)O(~~~LOP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your everyday magick.  

 

~~~All mini classes cost $60.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: (August 17th-September 20th)

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com)

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the menu toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~

 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

~***~Faery Magick Mini Class~***~

 

My name is FallingStar and I will be your guide through this course. I am a solitary earth witch and have had some lovely encounters with the faeries, some of which I will share with you throughout the course. We will be joined by my wonderful Sister in the Craft, Rogue Storm who will be assisting me in guiding you on this journey :)

It is very important to remember that in any and all dealings with the Fae to treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. They are very magickal beings and exist with different rules and guidelines than we as humans do. They have much to teach us when we are open to them and the lessons they provide. Their realm is truly unique and magickal. By pursuing this journey you are expressing your genuine interest in gaining knowledge of the Realm of the Fae and all that it includes. Once you have entered this Realm with an open heart and an open mind, you will forever change your view on life as you know it now.

 

For registered students, please click and scroll down on the Faery Magick Mini Class room to find the course outline and assignments. The protocol for this course is under the Mini Classes location on your menu. You will also find my welcome.

You will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

All assignments must be submitted to the email address provided and written in proper English which means sentences and the original question included. Please use your Spell Check as well before submitting. Assignments will be posted DAILY and you will have until the following morning to complete and submit it to me. Working with the Fae can be very mesmerizing so please make sure you are grounded after any meditations. There is also additional information on the Faerie the DOCUMENT LIBRARY section of this website.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: (No Kindle versions. Books available on amazon.com or ABE.com)

BOOK: The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (Author DJ Conway)

General Interest Reading (this is not part of course): The Light bearer’s Daughter & The Book of Dreams (Author: O.R. Melling)

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

Course Cost: $60.00 USD (No refund once class begins)

 

Length of Course: 4 Weeks

 

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the next chapter in class.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: August 17- September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

 

** All students are required to check into classes on the first day of class **

 

How to Register?

Go to www.legionofpagans.com.

Visit the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab located in the menu toolbar & make a donation to the Legion of Pagans specifying your course.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com, and specify your course to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

You must be a member of the Legion of Pagans to take a course. For more information on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to: legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

 

 

 

 

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

 

~*****Our Educators*****~

 

*Donna Morgan Wolf- Elder Airwolf:*

 

Elder Founder/CEO Developer Director & Master Educator of Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick LLC,Ordained Dr. of Divinity, Clinical Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, Druid/N.A. Shaman Sage, Voodoo Priestess.

 

*Diana Schoenberg (Falling Star) 

Administrator / Executive Secretary for LOP.com

Ordained, Gray Witch. Educator & Educational Assistant.

 

 *NM Farrar (T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall)

 

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans- Administrator/Educator LOP.com (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

*Catherine Logan-Major~RavenCat

Legion of Pagans Admin/Educator, Facebook Groups Administrator

Ordained Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Reiki Master.

Ordained Priestess with the Fellowship of Isis

 

 *Lindsey Hardwick (Rogue Storm)

LOP.com  Moderator & Teacher Aid Educator/ Face Book Administrator

Ordained Priestess

 

************************************************************

Course curriculums were created by the

Legion of Pagans Spiritual Ministry

Copyright © 01242011

Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick

~Elder Airwolf~

Website CEO/Owner

 

See:

www.legionofpagans.com for information and registration.

Dark Moon Ritual

 The dark moon is a good time to do protective magick
and to banish things from your life.
Supplies you will need: two black candles, cauldron,
paper and pen.

Place the cauldron in the center of the altar and put
the paper and pen beside it. Cast the circle in a
counter clockwise way. when it is cast, return to the
altar and face the North. Light the black candles.
Say:
The moon is dark. She hides her face from humans.
Only women can know the true secrets of the Mother of the dark moon
. Wise one, let me feel Your presence and power.
I need Your wisdom of releasing and removing. If
punishment be needed by those who work against me, I
leave it within your hands.

Move counterclockwise to the East and say:
Remove all negatives from my thoughts amd mind, Mother of the dark moon
. Let them bear no fruit within my life.

Go to the North and say:
Remove all negatives from my body, Dark Mother. Let
them bear no fruit in my life.

Go to the West and say:
Remove all negatives from my emotions, Dark Mother.
Let them bear no fruit in my life.

Go to the South and say:
Remove all negatives from my spiritual life, Mother of the dark moon
. Let them bear no fruit in my life.

Return to the altar and stand facing North. Say :
I accept no negative thoughts, words, or deeds from
others. They are destroyed by the powers of the Dark
Mother. If these negatives come from within myself,
turn them into lessons of good. Help me to become
balanced, a true Goddess-daughter/

son of light and
wisdom.

Face the altar now. Write down on the paper negative
things you wished removed from your life (ie..negative
thoughts about yourself, bad habits, negative
influences of people.) Read each one out loud to the
Dark Mother to release them to Her. Light the paper
from one of the black candles and drop it into the
cauldron and watch it burn. Say:
I release these unto Your keeping. Show me how to move
beyond these negatives into a position of light and
power.

burn the paper until it is reduced to ashes. Raise
your arms in reverence to the Goddess when the paper
is finished and say:
Dark Mother, Crone Goddess, Wise and Elder One, teach
me Your deep mysteries, the Ancient Goddess magick
known to my fore mothers and fathers. Guide and protect
me, Dark Mother.

Now would be a good time to meditate and see what
insight you may receive from the Mother. Or do a spell
of some sort. When finished, release the circle as
usual. Bury the ashes of the paper somewhere off of
your property.

My Ghost Wolf Spirit Animal By ~Elder Airwolf~

My Ghost Wolf Spirit Animal
By
~Elder Airwolf~

In most Native American cultures, wolves are considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting but there is more, much more that most do not know only passed down by the tribal twisted hairs and not shared with others outside of our peoples’ tribes. I am going to share a personal truth without getting myself into trouble by sharing too much by my elder ancestors.

In the Cardinal directions of Midwestern Native Americans, the wolf represented the west, but it represented the southeast for the Pawnee tribe. According to the Pawnee creation myth, the wolf was the first creature to experience death. The Wolf Star, enraged at not having been invited to attend a council on how the Earth should be made, sent a wolf to steal the whirlwind bag of The Storm that Comes out of the West, which contained the first humans. Upon being freed from the bag, the humans killed the wolf, thus bringing death into the world. The Pawnee, being both an agricultural and hunting people, associated the wolf with both corn and the bison; the "birth" and "death" of the Wolf Star (Sirius) was to them a reflection of the wolf's coming and going down the path of the Milky Way known as Wolf Road. The Navajo tribe feared female shamans in wolves' clothing called "yee naaldlooshii", literally "with it, he goes on all fours". Wolf in Navajo is mąʼiitsoh- lit. "large coyote". This is also true for the Blackfoot tribes for the female shaman of the wolf spirit holds much power and connection to earth and the spirit world, and this is where my story begins again this time.

When my spirit came again for yet another earthwalk, I arrived in great anticipation of my elders not of my birth mother. I was told later on that I was feared by her in the womb and she wanted to destroy this, me, before I took my first breath. I was home delivery by my Blackfoot Grams, a medicine woman, and my Celtic Druid Aunty. I arrived dead, blue, and breach choked by my very own cord that was to sustain my life wrapped tightly around my neck seven times. My grams told me this was the work of my mother and her deep desire to destroy me. From what I was told and can remember I was taken from my mother and smudged and smoked to bring life back into me as my Grams blew smoke in my face, and my Aunty using some earthy moss to rub all over my body. I remember and it was confirmed later in my sixteenth year that there was white ghost wolf present at my birth. Anyway this was the sign that I was to be taught the ways of the Shaman and the Druid Elder. I cannot go into a lot of detail of my training but know that the spirit of the ghost wolf has been always with me from that time as my guide and protector.

As I grew older and was in my seventh year of Shaman training, I began to notice that my friends, not native, would often get a glimpse of my ghost wolf and would be frightened. Good thing is my protector was always there, bad thing is I lost many friends because they did not understand. Unfortunately I did not have the safety of tribal lands or reservation with others of my kind to understand, thus I was a lonewolf for most of my developmental years of training. Yes there were many times I was lonely for friendship and friends that understood were usually psychic and far and few for they too hid their abilities. Just being a teenager is hard enough without the special gifts.

There is an Omaha legend in which a wolf guides a wounded warrior back to his camp, alerting him whenever there are rival warriors nearby and showing him the easiest path. In Cherokee beliefs, there was a clan called the wolf people. They would never kill a wolf, believing the spirit of the slain wolf would revenge its death. The Cherokee also believed that if a hunter showed respect and prayed before and after killing an animal such as a deer, a wolf, a fox, or an opossum would guard his feet against frostbite. The Tewa tribe believed that wolves held the powers of the east and were one of the zenith power-medicine animals

Wolves figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe. In most Native cultures, Wolf is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Like bears, wolves are considered closely related to humans by many North American tribes, and the origin stories of some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Quileute and the Kwakiutl, tell of their first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men. In Shoshone mythology, Wolf plays the role of the noble Creator god, while in Anishinabe mythology a wolf character is the brother and true best friend of the culture hero. Among the Pueblo tribes, wolves are considered one of the six directional guardians, associated with the east and the color white. The Zunis carve stone wolf fetishes for protection, ascribing to them both healing and hunting powers.

My spirit wolf was a great gift from my ancestors of the Star Nations some refer as Blue Star People. They knew I will need this gift, guide, and protector as I moved through challenges on my red road earthwalk always to bring me back when the road became too crooked and I strayed. The older I became and went out into the world in seeking an understanding of others and their cultures and traditions so that I could become wise in counsel. My path through my previous six earthwalks have always been that of a teacher and of counsel, and I have been fortunate to be able to bring some of that previous knowledge with me each time. It is said my my peoples’ that one does not become “Elder Sage” unless they have walked through life and death, and rebirth six times. Funny how this is the same druid teaching and of olden pagan. After all, the true indigenous natives were very pagan before the boat people arrived to Turtle Island.

Wolves are also one of the most common clan animals in Native American cultures. Tribes with Wolf Clans include the Creek (whose Wolf Clan is named Yahalgi or Yvhvlke), the Cherokee (whose Wolf Clan name is Aniwahya or Aniwaya,) the Chippewa (whose Wolf Clan and its totem are called Ma'iingan,) Algonquian tribes like the Lenape, Shawnee and Menominee, the Huron and Iroquois tribes, Plains tribes like the Caddo and Osage, Southern tribes like the Chickasaw, the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, and Northwest Coast tribes like the Tlingit, Tsimshian, and Kwakiutl. Wolf was an important clan crest on the Northwest Coast and can often be found carved on totem poles. The wolf is also the special tribal symbol of several tribes and bands, such as the Munsee Delaware, the Mohegans, and the Skidi Pawnee. Some eastern tribes, like the Lenape and Shawnee, have a Wolf Dance among their tribal dance traditions.

When I was maturing in my fortieth years, I took to the mountains walking the Pacific Rim trails in my rights of passage doing the “Shamans Death Grave” as the ghost spirit wolf stood guard protecting my from other predicators while went through the veil and back again. This ritual took me three days. While on the Rim, I saw many of my animal relations most would normally lick their chops as me being a tasty snack, but always made a clear path for me to pass looking as if they already knew I had been touched by bear to dance in the great counsel with my other relatives of four-legged, and winged-ones. This was an experience that had moved me into Shamanism and was now accepted by my relations of the great counsel and ghost wolf was always there. I have done many more trips and rites of passage during my forties and fifties always gaining more wisdom to pass along to others wanting to learn and add to their personal journey if they so choose.

The last seven years have been different with my spirit animal guide because I usually always knew the ghost wolf was quite large and of male aspects, and was always with me when I ventured outside in woods. I have always sought to live in wooded areas with minimal population so that my ghost wolf could join me freely. But more frequently I am seeing a smaller ghost wolf in my house and feeling if is of female aspect. She has been mistaken many times as my familiar White Wolf Collie Molly, and when I go to see if it was her she is usually sound asleep or in a distant part of the house. I usually see more of her when fall arrives and Samhain grows near, but in the back of my mind I kept getting this feeling there were two different ghost wolves. I did not fully understand until last night when there was a wet foggy mist about my property acreage and Molly was very anxious to get outside. I took a flashlight with me which I normally don’t do but something told me too. Molly ran out barking and then started to whimper in a submissive tone. I pointed my light in that direction and saw her crouching down and two misty ghostly white wolf’s one larger than the other in front of her. I noticed Molly being submissive to the ghost wolves and remained there as she communicated with them. Soon she jumped up and gave a happy bark wagging her tail and ran back to me wanting me to pet her reassuringly.

For now I don’t know what this means but I am sure I will be let know what the messages and or tasks are for me to do. For all of you that have taken an interest in my true story, keep your mind and heart wide open for the possibilities are endless if you believe.

In the meantime;
Aaaaaarrrroooouuuuuu!

Copyright ©09012014
Coven of Witch Mountain Wolf Run
CovensHead~Elder Airwolf

Alchemist Part-2

He then goes on to give an account of the transmutation of base metals into silver and gold, and he gives examples of how the Medicine, administered to some at the point of death, affected their miraculous recovery. Of another occasion he writes: "On a time in a foreign country, I could have sold much pure alchemical silver (worth 600 pounds), but the buyers said unto me presently that they could see the metal was made by Art. When I asked their reasons, they answered: 'We know the silver that comes from England, Spain, and other places, but this is none of these kinds.' On hearing this I withdrew suddenly, leaving the silver behind me, along with the money, and never returning."

Again he remarks: "I have made the Stone. I do not possess it by theft but by the gift of God. I have made it and daily have it in my power, having formed it often with my own hands. I write the things that I know."

In the last chapter of the Open Entrance is his message to those who have attained the goal. "He who hath once, by the blessing of God, perfectly attained this Art," says Vaughan, "I know not what in the world he can wish but that he may be free from all the snares of wicked men, so as to serve God without distraction. But it would be a vain thing by outward pomp to seek for vulgar applause. Such trifles are not esteemed by those who truly have this Art -- nay, rather they despise them. He therefore whom God has blessed with this talent behaves thus. First, if he should live a thousand years and everyday provide for a thousand men, he could not want, for he may increase his Stone at his pleasure, both in weight and virtue so that if a man would, one man might transmute into perfect gold and silver all the imperfect metals that are in the whole world. Secondly, he may by this Art make precious stones and gems, such as cannot be paralleled in Nature for goodness and greatness. Thirdly and lastly, he has a Medicine Universal, both for prolonging life and curing all diseases, so that one true adept can easily cure all the sick people in the world. I mean his Medicine is sufficient. Now to the King, eternal, immortal and sole mighty, be everlasting praise for these His unspeakable gifts and invaluable treasures. Whosoever enjoys his talent, let him be sure to employ it to the glory of God and the good of his neighbors, lest he be found ungrateful to the Source that has blessed him with so great a talent and be in the last found guilty of disproving it and so condemned."

From England, there is also the story of a transmutation performed before King Gustavus Adolphus in 1620, the gold of which was coined into medals, bearing the king's effigy with the reverse Mercury and Venus; and of another at Berlin before the King of Prussia.

In the same century, Alexander Seton, a Scot, suffered indescribable torments for his knowledge of the art of transmutation. After practicing in his own country he went abroad, where he demonstrated his transmutations before men of good repute and integrity in Holland, Hamburg, Italy, Basle, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Munich. He was finally summoned to appear before the young Elector of Saxony, to whose court he went somewhat reluctantly. The Elector, on receiving proof of the authenticity of his projections, treated him with distinction, convinced that Seton held the secret of boundless wealth. But Seton refused to initiate the Elector into his secret and was imprisoned in Dresden. As his imprisonment could not shake his resolve, he was put to torture. He was pierced, racked, beaten, scarred with fire and molten lead, but still he held his peace. At length he was left in solitary confinement, until his escape was finally engineered by the Polish adept Sendivogius. Even to this dear friend, he refused to reveal the secret until shortly before his death. Two years after his escape from prison, he presented Sendivogius with his transmuting powder.

Alchemy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The first man to teach the chemistry of the human body and to declare that the true purpose of alchemy was the preparation of medicine for the treatment of disease was one Jean Baptista Van Helmont, a disciple of Paracelsus. Van Helmont has been called the "Descartes of Medicine" for his probing philosophical discourses. But he was also an accomplished alchemist. In his treatise, De Natura Vitae Eternae, he wrote: "I have seen and I have touched the Philosopher's Stone more than once. The color of it was like saffron in powder but heavy and shining like pounded glass. I had once given me the fourth of a grain, and I made projection with this fourth part of a grain wrapped in paper upon eight ounces of quicksilver heated in a crucible. The result of the projection was eight ounces, lacking just eleven grains, of the most pure gold."

In his early thirties, Van Helmont retired to an old castle in Belgium near Brussels and remained there, almost unknown to his neighbors until his death in his sixty-seventh year. He never professed to have actually prepared the Philosopher's Stone, but he say he gained his knowledge from alchemists he contacted during his years of research.

Van Helmont also gives particulars of an Irish gentleman called Butler, a prisoner in the Castle of Vilvord in Flanders, who during his captivity performed strange cures by means of Hermetic medicine. The news of his cure of a Breton monk, a fellow-prisoner suffering from severe erysipelas, by the administration of almond milk in which he had merely dipped the Philosopher's Stone brought Van Helmont, accompanied by several noblemen, rushing to the castle to investigate. In their presence Butler cured an aged woman of "megrim" by dipping the Stone into olive oil and then anointing her head. There was also an abbess who had suffered for eighteen years with paralyzed fingers and a swollen arm. These disabilities were removed by applying the Stone a few times to her tongue.

In Lives of the Alchemystical Philosophers (published in 1815), it is stated that prior to the events at Vilvord, Butler attracted some attention by his transmutations in London during the reign of King James I. Butler is said to have gained his knowledge in Arabia in a rather roundabout way. When a ship on which he had taken passage was captured by African pirates, he was taken prisoner and sold into slavery in Arabia. His Arab master was an alchemist with knowledge of the correct order of the processes. Butler assisted him in some of his operations, and when he later escaped from captivity, he carried off a large portion of a red powder, which was the alchemical Powder of Projection.

Dennis Zachare in his memoirs gives an interesting account of his pursuit of the Philosopher's Stone during this period. At the age of twenty, he set out to Bordeaux to undertake a college curriculum, and hence to Toulouse for a-course of law. In this town, he made the acquaintance of some students in possession of a number of alchemical books. It seems that at this time there was a craze for alchemical experiments among the students of Paris and other French towns, and this craze caught Zachare's imagination. His law studies were forsaken and his experiments in alchemy began. On his parents' death, having expended all his money on his new love, he returned home and from their estate raised further money to continue his research. For ten years, according to his own statement, after experiments of all sorts and meetings with countless men with various methods to sell, he finally sat down himself to study carefully the writings of the philosophers on the subject. He states that it was Raymond Lully's Testament, Codicil, and Epistle (addressed to King Robert) that gave him the key to the secret. From the study of this book and The Grand Rosary of Arnold de Villanova, he formulated a plan entirely different from any he had previously followed. After another fifteen months of toil, he says "I beheld with transport the evolution of the three successive colors that testify to the True Work. It came finally at Eastertide. I made a projection of my divine powder on quicksilver, and in less than an hour it was converted into fine gold. God knows how joyful I was, how I thanked Him for this great grace and favor and prayed for His Holy Spirit to pour yet more light upon me that I might use what I had already attained only to His praise and honor." In his only writing (titledOpusculum Chemicum), Zachare gives his own personal narrative and states that the Great Art is the gift of God alone. The methods and possibilities of the transmutation of metals and the Elixir as a medicine are also considered.

There is also the evidence of John Frederick Helvetius, as he testified in 1666. He made claim to be an adept, but admitted he received the Powder of Transmutation from another alchemist. He wrote: "On December 27th, 1666, in the forenoon, there came a certain man to my house who was unto me a complete stranger, but of an honest, grave and authoritative mien, clothed in a simple garb like that of a Memnonite. He was of middle height, his face was long and slightly pock-marked, his hair was black and straight, his chin close-shaven, his age about forty-three or forty-four, and his native place North Holland, so far as I could make out. After we had exchanged salutations, he inquired whether he might have some conversation with me. It was his idea to speak of the 'Pyrotechnic Art,' since he had read one of my tracts, being that directed against the Sympathetic Powder of Sir Kenelm Digby, in which I implied a suspicion whether the Great Arcanum of the Sages was not after all a gigantic hoax. He took therefore this opportunity of asking if indeed I could not believe that such a Grand Mystery might exist in the nature of things, being that by which a physician could restore any patient whose vitals were not irreparably destroyed. My answer allowed that such a Medicine would be a most desirable acquisition for any doctor and that none might tell how many secrets there may be hidden in Nature, but that as for me -- though I had read much on the truth of this Art -- it had never been my fortune to meet with a master of alchemical science. I inquired further whether he was himself a medical man since he spoke.so learnedly about medicine, but he disclaimed my suggestion modestly, describing himself as a blacksmith, who had always taken great interest in the extraction of medicines from metals by means of fire.

"After some further talk the 'craftsman Elias' -- for so he called himself -- addressed me thus: 'Seeing that you have read so much in the writings of the alchemists concerning the Stone, its substance, color, and its wonderful effects, may I be allowed to question whether you have yourself prepared it?'

"On my answering him in the negative, he took from his bag an ivory box of cunning workmanship in which there were three large pieces of a substance resembling glass or pale sulfur and informed me that here was enough of his tincture there to produce twenty tons of gold. When I held the treasure in my hands for some fifteen minutes listening to his accounting of its curative properties, I was compelled to return it (not without a certain degree of reluctance). After thanking him for his kindness, I asked why it was that his tincture did not display that ruby color that I had been taught to regard as characteristic of the Philosophers' Stone. He replied that the color made no difference and that the substance was sufficiently mature for all practical purposes. He brusquely refused my request for a piece of the substance, were it no larger than a coriander seed, adding in a milder tone that he could not do so for all the wealth which I possessed; not indeed on amount of its preciousness but for another reason that it was not lawful to divulge, Indeed, if fire could be destroyed by fire, he would cast it rather into the flames.

"Then, after some consideration, he asked whether I could not show him into a room at the back of the house, where we should be less liable to observation. Having led him into the parlor, he requested me to produce a gold coin, and while I was finding it he took from his breast pocket a green silk handkerchief wrapped about five gold medals, the metal of which was infinitely superior to that of my own money. Being filled with admiration, I asked my visitor how he had attained this most wonderful knowledge in the world, to which he replied that it was a gift bestowed upon him freely by a friend who had stayed a few days at his house, and who had taught him also how to change common flints and crystals into stones more precious than rubies and sapphires. 'He made known to me further," said the craftsman, 'the preparation of crocus of iron, an infallible cure for dysentery and of a metallic liquor, which was an efficacious remedy for dropsy, and of other medicines.' To this, however, I paid no great heed as I was impatient to hear about the Great Secret. The craftsman said further that his master caused him to bring a glass full of warm water to which he added a little white powder and then an ounce of silver, which melted like ice therein. 'Of this he emptied one half and gave the rest to me,' the craftsman related. 'Its taste resembled that of fresh milk, and the effect was most exhilarating.'

"I asked my visitor whether the potion was a preparation of the Philosophers' Stone, but he replied that I must not be so curious. He added presently that at the bidding of his master, he took down a piece of lead water-pipe and melted it in a pot. Then the master removed some sulfurous powder on the point of a knife from a little box, cast it into the molten lead, and after exposing the compound for a short time to a fierce fire, he poured forth a great mass of liquid gold upon the brick floor of the kitchen. The master told me to take one-sixteenth of this gold as a keepsake for myself and distribute the rest among the poor (which I did by handing over a large sum in trust for the Church of Sparrendaur). Before bidding me farewell, my friend taught me this Divine Art.'

"When my strange visitor concluded his narrative, I pleaded with him to prove his story by performing a transmutation in my presence. He answered that he could not do so on that occasion but that he would return in three weeks, and, if then at liberty, would do so. He returned punctually on the promised day and invited me to take a walk, in the course of which we spoke profoundly on the secrets of Nature he had found in fire, though I noticed that my companion was exceedingly reserved on the subject of the Great Secret. When I prayed him toentrust me with a morsel of his precious Stone, were it no larger than a grape seed, he handed it over like a princely donation. When I expressed a doubt whether it would be sufficient to tinge more than four grains of lead, he eagerly demanded it back. I complied, hoping that he would exchange it for a larger fragment, instead of which he divided it with histhumbnail, threw half in the fire and returned the rest, saying 'It is yet sufficient for you."

The narrative goes on to state that on the next day Helvetius prepared six drachms of lead, melted it in a crucible, and cast in the tincture. There was a hissing sound and a slight effervescence, and after fifteen minutes, Helvetius found that the lead had been transformed into the finest gold, which on cooling, glittered and shone as gold indeed. A goldsmith to whom he took this declared it to be the purest gold that he had ever seen and offered to buy it at fifty florins per ounce. Amongst others, the Controller of the Mint came to examine the gold and asked that a small part might be placed at his disposal for examination. Being put through the tests with aqua fortis and antimony it was pronounced pure gold of the finest quality. Helvetius adds in a later part of his writing that there was left in his heart by the craftsman a deeply seated conviction that "through metals and out of metals, themselves purified by highly refined and spiritualized metals, there may be prepared the Living Gold and Quicksilver of the Sages, which bring both metals and human bodies to perfection."

In Helvetius' writing there is also the testimony of another person by the name of Kuffle and of his conversion to a belief in alchemy that was the result of an experiment that he had been able to perform himself. However, there is no indication of the source from which he obtained his powder of projection. Secondly, there is an account of a silversmith named "Grit," who in the year 1664, at the city of the Hague, converted a pound of lead partly into gold and partly into silver, using a tincture he received from a man named John Caspar Knoettner. This projection was made in the presence of many witnesses and Helvetius himself examined the precious metals obtained from the operation.

In 1710, Sigmund Richter published his Perfect and True Preparation of the Philosophical Stone under the auspices of the Rosicrucians. Another representative of the Rosy Cross was the mysterious Lascaris, a descendant of the royal house of Lascaris, an old Byzantine family who spread the knowledge of the Hermetic art in Germany during the eighteenth century. Lascaris affirmed that when unbelievers beheld the amazing virtues of the Stone, they would no longer be able to regard alchemy as a delusive art. He appears to have performed transmutations in different parts of Germany but then disappeared and was never heard from again.

Our Debt to the Alchemists (by Reginald Merton)

If there were any of the alchemists who discovered the mineral agent of transformation, fewer still were able to find its application to the human body. Only a very few adepts knew of the essential agent, the sublime heat of the soul, which fuses the emotions, consumes the prison of leaden form and allows entry into the higher world. Raymond Lully made gold for the King of England. George Ripley gave a hundred thousand pounds of alchemical gold to the Knights of Rhodes, when they were attacked by the Turks. Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden had an enormous number of gold pieces coined that were marked with a special mark because they were of "Hermetic origin." They had been made by an unknown man under the protection of the king, who was found at his death to possess a considerable quantity of gold. In 1580, the Elector Augustus of Saxony, who was an alchemist, left a fortune equivalent to seventeen million dollars. The source of the fortune of Pope John XXII, whose residence was Avignon and whose revenues were small, must be ascribed to alchemy (at his death there were in his treasury twenty-five million florins). This must be concluded also in the case of the eighty-four quintals of gold possessed in 1680 by Rudolph II of Germany.

The learned chemist Van Helmont and the doctor Helvetius, who were both skeptics with regard to the Philosopher's Stone and had even published books against it, were converted as a result of an identical adventure which befell them. An unknown man visited them and gave them a small quantity of projection powder; he asked them not to perform the transmutation until after his departure and then only with apparatus prepared by themselves, in order to avoid all possibility of fraud. The grain of powder given to Van Helmont was so minute that he smiled sarcastically; the unknown man smiled also and took back half of it, saying that what was left was enough to make a large quantity of gold. Both Van Helmont's and Helvetius' experiments were successful, and both men became acknowledged believers in alchemy. Van Helmont became the greatest "chemist" of his day. If we do not hear nowadays that Madame Curie has had a mysterious visitor who gave her a little powder " the color of the wild poppy and smelling of calcined sea salt," the reason may be that the secret is indeed lost; or, possibly, now that alchemists are no longer persecuted or burnt, it may be that they no longer need the favorable judgment of those in official power.

Until the end of the eighteenth century, it was customary to hang alchemists dressed in a grotesque gold robe on gilded gallows. If they escaped this punishment they were usually imprisoned by barons or kings, who either compelled them to make gold or extorted their secret from them in exchange for their liberty. Often they were left to starve in prison. Sometimes they were roasted by inches or had their limbs slowly broken. For when gold is the prize, religion and morality are thrown to the side and human laws set at naught. This is what happened to Alexander Sethon, called "the Cosmopolitan." He had had the wisdom to hide all his life and avoid the company of the powerful and was a truly wise man. However, marriage was his downfall. In order to please his ambitious wife, who was young and beautiful, he yielded to the invitation extended him by the Elector of Saxony, Christian II, to come to his court. Since Sethon was unwilling to disclose the secret of the Philosopher's Stone, which he had long possessed, he was scalded every day with molten lead, beaten with rods and punctured with needles till he died.

The famous alchemists Michael Sendivogius, Botticher, and Paykull all spent part of their lives in prison, and many men suffered death for no other crime than the study of alchemy. If a great number of these seekers were impelled by ambition or if there were among them charlatans and impostors, it does not diminish the fact that a great many of them cherished a genuine ideal of moral development. In any event, their work in the domain of physics and chemistry formed a solid basis for the few wretched fragmentary scraps of knowledge that are called modern science and are cause for great pride to a large number of ignorant men.

These "scientists" regard the alchemists as dreamers and fools, though every discovery of their infallible science is to be found in the "dreams and follies" of the alchemists. It is no longer a paradox, but a truth attested by recognized scientists themselves, that the few fragments of truth that our modern culture possesses are due to the pretended or genuine adepts who were hanged with a gilt dunce's cap on their heads. What is important is that not all of them saw in the Philosopher's Stone the mere vulgar, useless aim of making gold. A small number of them received, either through a master or through the silence of daily meditation, genuine higher truth. These were the men who, by having observed it in themselves, understood the symbolism of one of the most essential rules of alchemy: Use only one vessel, one fire, and one instrument. They knew the characteristics of the sole agent, of the Secret Fire, of the serpentine power which moves upwards in spirals -- of the great primitive force hidden in all matter, organic and inorganic -- which the Hindus call kundalini, a force that creates and destroys simultaneously. The alchemists calculated that the capacity for creation and the capacity for destruction were equal, that the possessor of the secret had power for evil as great as his power for good. And just as nobody trusts a child with a high explosive, so they kept the divine science to themselves, or, if they left a written account of the facts they had found, they always omitted the essential point, so that it could be understood only by someone who already knew.

Examples of such men were, in the seventeenth century, Thomas Vaughan (called Philalethes), and, in the eighteenth century, Lascaris. It is possible to form some idea of the lofty thought of Philalethes from his book Infroitus, but Lascaris has left us nothing. Little is known of their lives. Both of them wandered throughout Europe teaching those whom they considered worthy of being taught. They both made gold often but only for special reasons. They did not seek glory, but actually shunned it. They had knowledge enough to foresee persecution and avoid it. They had neither a permanent abode nor family. It is not even known when and where they died. It is probable that they attained the most highly developed state possible to man, that they accomplished the transmutation of their soul. In others words, while still living they were members of the spiritual world. They had regenerated their being, performed the task of mankind. They were twice born. They devoted themselves to helping their fellow men; this they did in the most useful way, which does not consist in healing the ills of the body or in improving men's physical state. They used a higher method, which in the first instance can be applied only to a small number, but eventually affects all of us. They helped the noblest minds to reach the goal that they had reached themselves. They sought such men in the towns through which they passed, and, generally, during their travels. They had no school and no regular teaching, because their teaching was on the border of the human and the divine. But they knew that a truthful word, a seed of gold sown at a certain time in a certain soul would bring results a thousand times greater than those that could accrue from the knowledge gained through books or ordinary science.

From the bottom of our hearts we ought to thank the modest men who held in their hands the magical Emerald Formula that makes a man master of the world, a formula which they took as much trouble to hide as they had taken to discover it. For however dazzling and bright the obverse of the alchemist medallion, its reverse is dark as night. The way of good is the same as the way of evil, and when a man has crossed the threshold of knowledge, he has more intelligence but no more capacity for love. For with knowledge comes pride, and egoism is created by the desire to uphold the development of qualities that he considers necessary. Through egoism he returns to the evil that he has tried to escape. Nature is full of traps, and the higher a man rises in the hierarchy of men, the more numerous and the better hidden are the traps.

Saint Anthony in his desert was surrounded by nothing but dreams. He stretched out his arms to grasp them, and if he did not succumb to temptation it was only because the phantoms vanished when he sought to seize them. But the living, almost immediately tangible reality of gold, which gives everything -- what superhuman strength would be necessary to resist it! That is what had to be weighed by the alchemical adepts who possessed the Triple Hermetic Truth. They had to remember those of their number who had failed and fallen to the wayside. And they had to ponder how apparently illogical and sad for mankind is the law by which the Tree of Wisdom is guarded by a serpent infinitely more powerful than the trickster serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Alchemists Part~1

The Alchemists

To most of us, the word "alchemy" calls up the picture of a medieval and slightly sinister laboratory in which an aged, black-robed wizard broods over the crucibles and alembics that are to bring within his reach the Philosopher's Stone, and with that discovery, the formula for the Elixir of life and the transmutation of metals. But one can scarcely dismiss so lightly the science -- or art, if you will --that won to its service the lifelong devotion of men of culture and attainment from every race and clime over a period of thousands of years, for the beginnings of alchemy are hidden in the mists of time. Such a science is something far more than an outlet for a few eccentric old men in their dotage.

What was the motive behind their constant strivings, their never-failing patience in the unravelling of the mysteries, the tenacity of purpose in the face of persecution and ridicule through the countless ages that led the alchemists to pursue undaunted their appointed way? Something far greater, surely, than a mere vainglorious desire to transmute the base metals into gold, or to brew a potion to prolong a little longer this earthly span, for the devotees of alchemy in the main cared little for such things.

The accounts of their lives almost without exception lead us to believe that they were concerned with things spiritual rather than with things temporal. They were men inspired by a vision, a vision of man made perfect, of man freed from disease and the limitations of warring faculties both mental and physical, standing godlike in the realization of a power that even at this very moment of time lies hidden in the deeper strata of consciousness, a vision of man made truly in the image and likeness of the One Divine Mind in its Perfection, Beauty, and Harmony.

To appreciate and understand the adepts' visions, it is necessary to trace the history of their philosophy. So let us for step back into the past to catch a glimpse of these men, of their work and ideals, and more important still, of the possibilities that their life-work might bring to those who today are seeking for fuller knowledge and wider horizons.

Chinese Alchemy

References about alchemy are to be found in the myths and legends of ancient China. From a book written by Edward Chalmers Werner, a late member of the Chinese Government's Historiological Bureau in Peking comes this quotation from old Chinese records: "Chang Tao-Ling, the first Taoist pope, was born in A.D. 35 in the reign of the Emperor Kuang Wu Ti of the Hari dynasty. His birthplace is variously given as T'ien-mu Shan, Lin-an-Hsien in Chekiang, Feng-yang Fu in Anhui, and even in the "Eye of Heaven Mountain." He devoted himself wholly to study and meditation, declining all offers to enter the service of the state. He preferred to take up his abode in the mountains of Western China where he persevered in the study of alchemy and in cultivating the virtues of purity and mental abstraction. From the hands of the alchemist Lao Tzu, he received supernaturally a mystical treatise, by following the instructions in which he was successful in his match for the Elixir of Life." This reference demonstrates that alchemy was studied in China before the commencement of the Christian era and its origin must lie even further back in Chinese history.

Egyptian Alchemy

From China we now travel to Egypt, from where alchemy as it is known in the West seems to have sprung. The great Egyptian adept king, named by the Greeks "Hermes Trismegistus" is thought to have been the founder of the art. Reputed to have lived about 1900 B.C., he was highly celebrated for his wisdom and skill in the operation of nature, but of the works attributed to him only a few fragments escaped the destroying hand of the Emperor Diocletian in the third century A.D. The main surviving documents attributed to him are the Emerald Tablet, theAsclepian Dialogues, and the Divine Pymander. If we may judge from these fragments (both preserved in the Latin by Fianus and translated into other languages in the sixteenth century), it would seem to be of inestimable loss to the world that none of these works have survived in their entirety.

The famous Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina) of Hermes is the primary document of alchemy. There have been various stories of the origin of the tract, one being that the original emerald slab upon which the precepts were said to be inscribed in Phoenician characters was discovered in the tomb of Hermes by Alexander the Great. In the Berne edition (1545) of the Summa Perfectionis, the Latin version is printed under the heading: "The Emerald Tables of Hermes the Thrice Great Concerning Chymistry, Translator unknown. The words of the secrets of Hermes, which were written on the Tablet of Emerald found between his hands in a dark cave wherein his body was discovered buried."

Arabian Alchemy

An Arabic version of the text was discovered in a work ascribed to Jabir (Geber), which was probably made about the ninth century. In any case, it must be one of the oldest alchemical fragments known, and that it is a piece of Hermetic teaching I have no doubt, as it corresponds to teachings of the Thrice-Greatest Hermes as they have been passed down to us in esoteric circles. The tablet teaches the unity of matter and the basic truth that all form is a manifestation from one root, the One Thing or Ether. This tablet, in conjunction with the works of the Corpus Hermeticum are well worth reading, particularly in the light of the general alchemical symbolism. Unhappily, the Emerald Tablet is all that remains to us of the genuine Egyptian sacred art of alchemy.

The third century A.D. seems to have been a period when alchemy was widely practiced, but it was also during this century, in the year 296, that Diocletian sought out and burnt all the Egyptian books on alchemy and the other Hermetic sciences, and in so doing destroyed all evidence of any progress made up to that date. In the fourth century, Zosimus the Panopolite wrote his treatise on The Divine Art of Making Gold and Silver, and in the fifth Morienus, a hermit of Rome, left his native city and set out to seek the sage Adfar, a solitary adept whose fame had reached him from Alexandria. Morienus found him, and after gaining his confidence became his disciple. After the death of his patron, Morienus came into touch with King Calid, and a very attractive work purporting to be a dialogue between himself and the king is still extant under the name of Morienus. In this century, Cedrennus also appeared, a magician who professed alchemy.

The next name of note, that of Geber, occurs in or about 750 A.D. Geber's real name was Abou Moussah Djfar-Al Sell, or simply "The Wise One." Born at Houran in Mesopotamia, he is generally esteemed by adepts as the greatest of them all after Hermes. Of the five hundred treatises said to have been composed by him, only three remain to posterity: The Sum of the Perfect Magistery, The Investigation of Perfection, and his Testament. It is to him, too, that we are indebted for the first mention of such important compounds as corrosive sublimate, red oxide of mercury, and nitrate of silver. Skillfully indeed did Geber veil his discoveries, for from his mysterious style of writing we derive the word "gibberish," but those who have really understood Geber, his adept peers, declare with one accord that he has declared the truth, albeit disguised, with great acuteness and precision.

About the same time, Rhasis, another Arabian alchemist, became famous for his practical displays in the art of transmutation of base metals into gold. In the tenth century, Alfarabi enjoyed the reputation ofbeing the most learned man of his age, and still another great alchemist of that century was Avicenna, whose real name was Ebu Cinna. Born at Bokara in 980 A.D., he was the last of the Egyptian alchemical philosophers of note.

European Alchemy

About the period of the first Crusades, alchemy shifted its center to Spain, where it had been introduced by the Arabian Moors. In the twelfth Century Artephius wrote The Art of Prolonging Human Life and is reported to have lived throughout a period of one thousand years. He himself affirmed this:

"I, Artephius, having learnt all the art in the book of Hermes, was once as others, envious, but having now lived one thousand years or thereabouts (which thousand years have already passed over me since my nativity, by the grace of God alone and the use of this admirable Quintessence), as I have seen, through this long space of time, that men have been unable to perfect the same magistry on account of the obscurity of the words of the philosophers, moved by pity and good conscience, I have resolved, in these my last days, to publish in all sincerity and truly, so that men may have nothing more to desire concerning this work. I except one thing only, which is not lawful that I should write, because it can be revealed truly only by God or by a master. Nevertheless, this likewise may be learned from this book, provided one be not stiff-necked and have a little experience."

Of the thirteenth-century literature, a work called Tesero was attributed to Alphonso, the King of Castile, in 1272. William de Loris wrote Le Roman de Rose in 1282, assisted by Jean de Meung, who also wrote The Remonstrance of Nature to the Wandering Alchemist and The Reply of the Alchemist to Nature. Peter d'Apona, born near Padua in 1250, wrote several books on Hermetic sciences and was accused by the Inquisition of possessing seven spirits (each enclosed in a crystal vessel) who taught him the seven liberal arts and sciences. He died upon the rack.

Among other famous names appearing about this period is that of Arnold de Villeneuve or Villanova, whose most famous work is found in theTheatrum Chemicum. He studied medicine in Paris but was also a theologian and an alchemist. Like his friend, Peter d'Apona, he was accused of obtaining his knowledge from the devil and was charged by many different people with magical practices. Although he did not himself fall into the hands of the Inquisition, his books were condemned to be burnt in Tarragona by that body on account of their heretical content. Villanova's crime was that he maintained that works of faith and charity are more acceptable in the eyes of God than the Sacrificial Mass of the Church!

The authority of Albertus Magnus (1234-1314) is undoubtedly to be respected, since he renounced all material advantages to devote the greater part of a long life to the study of alchemical philosophy in the seclusion of a cloister. When Albertus died, his fame descended to his "sainted pupil" Aquinas, who in his Thesaurus Alchimae, speaks openly of the successes of Albertus and himself in the art of transmutation.

Raymond Lully is one of the medieval alchemists about whose life there is so much conflicting evidence that it is practically certain that his name was used as a cover by at least one other adept either at the same or a later period. The enormous output of writings attributed to Lully (they total about 486 treatises on a variety of subjects ranging from grammar and rhetoric to medicine and theology) also seems to suggest that his name became a popular pseudonym. Lully was born in Majorca about the year 1235, and after a somewhat dissolute youth, he was induced, apparently by the tragic termination of an unsuccessful love affair, to turn his thoughts to religion. He became imbued with a burning desire to spread the Hermetic teachings among the followers of Mohammed, and to this end devoted years to the study of Mohammedan writings, the better to refute the Moslem teachings. He traveled widely, not only in Europe, but in Asia and Africa, where his religious zeal nearly cost him his life on more than one occasion. Lully is said to have become acquainted with Arnold de Villanova and the Universal Science somewhat late in life, when his study of alchemy and the discovery of the Philosophers' Stone increased his former fame as a zealous Christian.

According to one story, his reputation eventually reached John Cremer, Abbot of Westminster at the time. After working at alchemy for thirty years, Cremer had still failed to achieve his aim, the Philosopher's Stone. Cremer therefore sought out Lully in Italy, and having gained his confidence, persuaded him to come to England, where he introduced him to King Edward II. Lully, being a great champion of Christendom, agreed to transmute base metals into gold on the condition that Edward carry on the Crusades with the money. He was given a room in the Tower of London for his work, and it is estimated that he transmuted 50,000 pounds worth of gold. After a time, however, Edward became avaricious, and to compel Lully to carry on the work of transmutation, made him prisoner. However, with Cremer's aid, Lully was able to escape from the Tower and return to the Continent. Records state that he lived to be one hundred and fifty years of age and was eventually killed by the Saracens in Asia. At that age he is reputed to have been able to run and jump like a young man.

During the fourteenth century, the science of alchemy fell into grave disrepute, for the alchemists claim to transmute metals offered great possibilities to any rogue with sufficient plausibility and lack of scruple to exploit the credulity or greed of his fellowmen. In fact, there proved to be no lack either of charlatans or victims. Rich merchants and others greedy for gain were induced to entrust to the alleged alchemists gold, silver, and precious stones in the hope of getting them multiplied, and Acts of Parliament were passed in England and Pope's Bulls issued over Christendom to forbid the practice of alchemy on pain of death. (Although Pope John XXII is said to have practiced the art himself and to have enriched the Vatican treasury by this means.) Before long, even the most earnest alchemists were disbelieved. For example, there lived about this time the two Isaacs Hollandus (a father and son), who were Dutch adepts and wrote De Triplici Ordinari Exiliris et Lapidis Theoria andMineralia Opera Sue de Lapide Philosophico. The details of their operations on metals are the most explicit that had ever been given, yet because of their very lucidity, their work was widely discounted.

The English Alchemists

In England, the first known alchemist was Roger Bacon, who was a scholar of outstanding attainment. Born in Somersetshire in 1214, he made extraordinary progress even in his boyhood studies, and on reaching the required age joined the Franciscan Order. After graduating Oxford, he moved to Paris where he studied medicine and mathematics. On his return to England, he applied himself to the study of philosophy and languages with such success that he wrote grammars of the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew tongues.

Although Bacon has been described as a physician rather than an alchemist, we are indebted to him for many scientific discoveries. He was almost the only astronomer of his time, and in this capacity rectified the Julian calendar which, although submitted to Pope Clement IV in 1267, was not put into practice until a later papacy. He was responsible also for the physical analysis of convex glasses and lenses, the invention of spectacles and achromatic lenses, and for the theory of the telescope. As a student of chemistry, he called attention to the chemical role played by air in combustion, and having carefully studied the properties of saltpeter, taught its purification by dissolution in water and by crystallization.

Indeed, from his letters we learn that Bacon anticipated most of the achievements of modern science. He maintained that vessels might be constructed that would be capable of navigation without manual rowers, and which under the direction of a single man, could travel through the water at a speed hitherto undreamed of. He also predicted that it would be possible to construct cars that could be set in motion with amazing speeds ("independently of horses and other animals") and also flying machines that would beat the air with artificial wings.

It is scarcely surprising that in the atmosphere of superstition and ignorance that reigned in Europe during the Middle Ages, Bacon's achievements were attributed to his communication with devils. His fame spread through western Europe not as a savant but as a great magician. His great services to humanity were met with censure, not gratitude, and to the Church his teachings seemed particularlypernicious. The Church took her place as one of his foremost adversaries, and even the friars of his own order refused his writings a place in their library. His persecutions culminated in 1279 in imprisonment and a forced repentance of his labors in the cause of art and science.

Among his many writings, there are two or three works on alchemy, from which it is quite evident that not only did he study and practice the science but that he obtained his final objective, the Philosopher's Stone. Doubtless during his lifetime, his persecutions led him to conceal carefully his practice of the Hermetic art and to consider the revelation of such matters unfit for the uninitiated. "Truth," he wrote, "ought not to be shown to every ribald person, for then it would become most vile that which, in the hand of a philosopher, is the most precious of all things."

Sir George Ripley, Canon of Bridlington Cathedral in Yorkshire, placed alchemy on a higher level than many of his contemporaries by dealing with it as a spiritual and not merely a physical manifestation. He maintained that alchemy is concerned with the mode of our spirit's return to the God who gave it to us. He wrote in 1471 his Compound of Alchemy with its dedicatory epistle to King Edward IV. It is also reported in the Canon of Bridlington that he provided funds for the Knights of St. John by means of the Philosopher's Stone he concocted.

In the sixteenth century, Pierce the Black Monk, wrote the following about the Elixir: "Take earth of Earth, Earth's Mother (Water of Earth), Fire of Earth, and Water of the Wood. These are to lie together and then be parted. Alchemical gold is made of three pure soul, as purged as crystal. Body, seat, and spirit grow into a Stone, wherein there is no corruption. This is to be cast on Mercury and it shall become most worthy gold." Other works of the sixteenth century include Thomas Charnock's Breviary of Philosophy and Enigma published in 1572. He also wrote a memorandum in which he states that he attained the transmuting powder when his hairs were white with age.

Also in the sixteenth century lived Edward Kelly, born in 1555. He seems to have been an adventurer of sorts and lost his ears at Lancaster on an accusation of producing forged title deeds. Dr. John Dee, a widely respected and learned man of the Elizabethan era, was very interested in Kelly's clairvoyant visions, although it is difficult to determine whether Kelly really was a genuine seer since his life was such an extraordinary mixture of good and bad character. In some way or other, Kelly does appear to have come into possession of the Red and White Tinctures. Elias Ashmole printed at the end of Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum a tract entitled Sir Edward Kelly's Work that says: "It is generally reported that Doctor Dee and Sir Edward Kelly were so strangely fortunate as to find a very Iarge quantity of the Elixir in some part of the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, which was so incredibly rich in virtue (being one in 272,330), that they lost much in making projection by way of trial before they finally found out the true height of the medicine."

In March 1583, a prince of Poland, the Count Palatine of Siradia, Adalbert Alask, while visiting the Court of Queen Elizabeth, sought to meet with Dr. Dee to discuss his experiments, of which he became so convinced that he asked Dee and Kelly and their families to accompany him on his return to Cracow. The prince took them from Cracow to Prague in anticipation of favors at the hand of Emperor Rudolph II, but their attempt to get into touch with Rudolph was unsuccessful. In Prague at that time there was a great interest in alchemy, but in 1586,by reason of an edict of Pope Sixtus V, Dee and Kelly were forced to flee the city. They finally found peace and plenty at the Castle of Trebona in Bohemia as guests of Count Rosenberg, the Emperor's Viceroy in that country. During that time Kelly made projection of one minim on an ounce and a quarter of mercury and produced nearly an ounce of the best gold.

In February 1588, the two men parted ways, Dee making for England and Kelly for Prague, where Rosenberg had persuaded the Emperor to quash the Papal decree. Through the introduction of Rosenberg, Kelly was received and honored by Rudolph as one in possession of the Great Secret of Alchemy. From him he received besides a grant of land and the freedom of the city, a position of state and apparently a title, since he was known from that time forward as Sir Edward Kelly. These honors are evidence that Kelly had undoubtedly demonstrated to the Emperor his knowledge of transmutation, but the powder of projection had now diminished, and to the Emperor's command to produce it in ample quantities, he failed to accede, being either unable or unwilling to do so. As a result, Kelly was cast into prison at the Castle of Purglitz near Prague where he remained until 1591 when he was restored to favor. He was interned a second time, however, and in 1595, according to chronicles, and while attempting to escape from his prison, fell from a considerable height and was killed at the age of forty.

In the seventeenth century lived Thomas Vaughan, who used the pseudonym "Eugenius Philasthes" (and possibly "Eireneus Philalethes" as well) and wrote dozens of influential treatises on alchemy. Among Vaughan's most noteworthy books are An Open Entrance to the Shut Palace of the King, Ripley Revived, The Marrow of Alchemy, Metallorum Metamorphosis, Brevis Manuductio ad Rubinem Coelestum, Fone Chemicae Veritatis, and others to be found in the Musaeum Hermiticum. Vaughan came from Wales and his writings were regarded as an illustration of the spiritual approach to alchemy. Yet whatever the various interpretations put upon his work, Vaughan was undoubtedly endeavoring to show that alchemy was demonstrable, in every phase of physical, mental, and spiritual reality. His work Lumen de Lumine is an alchemical discourse that deals with those three aspects. His medicine is a spiritual substance inasmuch as it is the Quintessence or the Divine Life manifesting through all form, both physical and spiritual. His gold is the gold of the physical world as well as the wisdom of the spiritual world. His Stone is the touchstone that transmutes everything and is again both spiritual and physical. For instance, his statement "the Medicine can only be contained in a glass vessel" signifies a tangible glass container as well the purified body of the adept.

Thomas Vaughan was a Magus of the Rosicrucian Order, and he knew and understood that the science of alchemy must manifest throughout all planes of consciousness. Writing as Eireneus Philalethes in the preface to the An Open Entrance from the Collectanea Chymica (published by William Cooper in 1684), Vaughan says: "I being an adept anonymous, a lover of learning, and philosopher, decreed to write this little treatise of medicinal, chemical, and physical secrets in the year of he world's redemption 1645, in the three and twentieth year of my life, that I may pay my duty to the Sons of the Art, that I might appear to other adepts as their brother and equal. Therefore I presage that not a few will be enlightened by these my labors. These are no fables, but real experiments that I have made and know, as every other adept will conclude by these lines. In truth, many times I laid aside my pen, deciding to forbear from writing, being rather willing to have concealed the truth under a mask of envy. But God compelled me to write, and Him I could in no wise resist who alone knows the heart and unto whom be glory forever. I believe that many in this last age of the world will be rejoiced with the Great Secret, because I have written so faithfully, leaving of my own will nothing in doubt for a young beginner. I known many already who possess it in common with myself and are persuaded that I shall yet be acquainted in the immediate time to come. May God's most holy will be done therein. I acknowledge myself totally unworthy of bringing those things about, but in such matters I submit in adoration to Him, to whom all creation is subject, who created All to this end, and having created, preserves them."

 

How to honor Women~

Honoring Women

 

Honoring women has been an integral part of Oneida and Haudenosaunee culture since time immemorial.

Like many ancient societies around the world, the Haudenosaunee revered women for their ability to create and nurture new life. But while other societies worshipped a mix of gods and goddesses, the Haudenosaunee is one of the few Native American cultures whose Creation Story features a woman creating the earth’s abundance.

According to some versions of the Haudenosaunee creation story, Sky Woman brought strawberries, tobacco, and other plants to this world when she fell from the sky and planted them on the earth that the water animals packed on Turtle’s back. When Sky Woman’s daughter died after giving birth to twins, Sky Woman buried her in the earth. The Three Sisters – corn, beans and squash, the sustainers of life – grew from the head of the daughter’s grave; sacred tobacco grew over her heart; and strawberries and other medicinal plants grew at her feet.

No one knows the origins of the Creation Story, but the tale itself speaks of the Oneidas’ reverence for the miracle of life – not just childbirth, but all life, from one’s family to the plants and animals that provided so much of what ancient Oneidas needed for a full and prosperous life.

The Peacemaker, in bringing together the Five Nations – from east to west, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca – under the Great Law of Peace, reinforced women’s roles for Haudenosaunee culture. Women are the keepers of each nation’s culture; they are responsible for passing down their knowledge and heritage to their children, and, as such, they were entrusted under the Great Law with responsibility for the nation’s lands and political future. They tended the crops and appointed the political leaders; they were the central figures in every longhouse. 

To this day, Oneida heritage is passed down through the mother – not just during Women's History Month, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day. 

Autumn Bear~A Native Story

Autumn Color
The Big Dipper, a Giant Bear, and a Change of Seasons


As Haudenosaunee legends were passed down from generation to generation, the stories took on many variations. The Oneidas enjoyed stories about Little People, Flying Heads, and the Thunders. A majority of stories took on the familiar setting of woods and featured woodland creatures.

It is these stories that taught Oneidas how to live, how to act, what to expect during the changeable seasons, and how to properly care for each other. Some stories are intended to teach a lesson, and they continue to be told from generation to generation.The legends we present online are only one version of these ageless stories.

In this version of a popular Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legend, we learn how the autumn leaves get their color.

Many years ago, a hunter discovered the tracks of a great bear. Soon more and more tracks were discovered, often surrounding the entire village. The other animals, which the villagers relied upon for their food, began to disappear and it was apparent that the great bear was responsible for their loss.

The people of the village were hungry with their main source of food depleted. A party of warriors was sent out to kill the bear. After following the tracks for many days, the warriors came upon the bear and took aim with their arrows, but to no avail. The great bear’s skin was too thick and the arrows could not pierce it. The assault angered the bear, and he turned on the warriors, killing most of them.

The surviving warriors returned to the village and told their story. Party after party of warriors went out to try to slay the great bear, but all failed. The people were starving and afraid to leave their village, which the great bear would circle each night.

One night three brothers had the same dream. The dream recurred for three nights. In the dream the brothers saw a vision of themselves tracking and killing the great bear. Believing the dream to hold the truth, the brothers set off to find and kill the bear.

They continued to follow the bear’s tracks for many days until they came to the end of the earth. The great bear leapt from the earth into the heavens and the three brothers followed the great bear into the sky. The three hunters are still visible chasing the bear in the winter nights’ sky.

In the fall, as the bear readies for its winter’s sleep, the three hunters are able to get close enough to the bear to shoot their arrows into his body. His blood drips from the skies onto the autumn leaves painting them red and yellow.

The arrows do not kill the great bear however; he always escapes. His wounds cause him to become invisible for a time, but he eventually reappears once again in the skies as the Big Dipper, with the three brothers still chasing after him.

Daily Greetings for Sun's Day September 6th, 2015

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LEGION OF PAGANS SPIRITUAL MINISTRY

INSTITUTION OF MAGICKAL EDUCATION

FALL 2015 CLASSES

 

 

All Legion of Pagan Classes are lined up and posted for information and registration for September, 21st, 2015

Fall Class lineup:

Registration for classes begins on

August 17th, 2015

At

www.legionofpagans.com

~Class Descriptions~

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Pre~Class:

We all got to start somewhere! I have developed this crash course class to help the very new students be prepared for their formal education in level I classes. This is nothing worse than being totally lost before you begin, so if your placement screening determined you needed a little extra help welcome to this class.

 

This class is a prep-screening tool to determine where you, the applicant, would best fit in the Legion of Pagans curriculum. Should an applicant miss 10 or more questions, a 2 week crash course will be required prior to enrollment in the level I Basic Witch classes.

 

The tuition of $40.00 for this course will be applied to any of the Level I Progressive Class tuition upon successful completion.

Required Text Book:

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Link for book:

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=34683904&color=000#/!/

 

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

~~~ THE BASIC WITCH CLASS~~~

DESCRIPTION & OUTLINE

 

This class will be following the teachings of the old Celtic Aoumiel Witch.

We will be studying each chapter of Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft.

 

 

The course will take 8 weeks but can stretch out depending on what the mini test scores are per-week. We want to make sure that you have an understanding of what you are practicing. THIS CLASS INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the forefront please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

 

 

There is a fee for the course of $100.00

 

Also make sure when you sign up that your class is pre-paid and you have a correct email address.

The email and address can be sent addressed to me at

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~~~ REGISTRATION~~~

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

~REMINDER IF YOUR A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, PLEASE GET PRE-TESTED EARLY~

 

CLASSES BEGIN ON (September 7th through September 18th, 2015)

Class orientations begins (pending fall schedule)

ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

All students attended the spring class must have completed their registration, pre-paid for the class with your book orders if you chose that option. I need current email to complete registration.

All students can pay for their course and supplies by clicking on our “Neighborhood Needs and Ministry Funds” tab in the green toolbar and select donations and your payment method.

Remember this must be completed before classes begin to complete enrollment this class. Your personal information will be kept by me in the class folder at:

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~***STUDENT TESTIMONY***~

Rogue Storm

The best money I have ever invested was in this course. Here is a nurturing and enthusiastic place to learn and grow holistically. I found out so much about not only the craft, but myself too. If any of you have not begun your journey with this course, you are greatly missing out. Thank you for such an enlightening experience.

 

~Intermediate Witch Class Description~

This class is a progressive from level one of the Basic Witch and students registering for this class must have had previous training. IT INVOLVES "ROOT WORK" and if you have personal issues on the fore front please attend to those needs before taking this class. You will be doing a lot of personal introspection and you will need to be fully focused.

If you have not taken the first class with the LOP your will be asked for documentation from prior training and an aptitude test to gain entry.

In this class the Greenwich will be learning about the Sacred Connection to Nature, Balancing Light & Shadow as well as some more on progressive Magic spells and casting arts of the craft.

Registration - (August 17th-September 20th, 2015)

Orientation week -ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

CLASS BEGINS (September 21st, 2015)

The cost for the class is $150.00

Required Text Books not Kindle

Author- Ann Moura-Green Witchcraft II Balancing Light & Shadow

Green Magic- The Sacred Connection to Nature Books Author- Ann Moura

Power Spellcraft for Life by Arin Murphy-Hiscockooks Author- Ann Moura

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Books are available through Amazon.com or ABE.com

Registration will follow the submission of your donations receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Donations for the class can be made through the LOP site at www.legionofpagans.com

From there you can fine the pay pal donations tab under the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab in the menu toolbar on the current events page.

Bright Blessings and see you in class!

~~~BEGINNERS HERBOLOGY 101~~~

CLASS DISCRIPTION,

COURSE COSTS AND REGISTRATION DATES

~DISCRIPTION~

For centuries Witches have grown their own herbs for magickal,

culinary and medicinal uses. A garden or container with herbs,

can focus on elementals, planetary influences, a particular deity

or particular spell work, such as protection, prosperity or love

magick. The possibilities are endless.

You will learn how to grow, harvest, and dry and use 50 basic herbs in

a Witches daily life.

Required Books:

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration enrollment for this class will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Please pay for class in the Neighborly Needs & ministry Funds tab.

Please email your receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

Class expected 12

Class cost for herbology 101 $125.00

Books are available at amazon.com or your favorite store.

 

HERBS & POTIONS DISCRIPTION

 

~~~WELCOME TO THE HERBS & POTIONS~~~

The next progressive class of Herbology 101

 

Within the Herb & Potions class

you will discover, how to use

Witchy Herbs as the art of healing.

You will learn how to combine Witchy

Herbs with Astrology, Tarot, Gemstones

and Planetary correspondences to

enhance your magickal spells and rituals.

I also will include some Herbal Potions,

that will be a great benefit to every

GreenWitch.

 

Required Book need for Class:

 

The Master Book of Herbalism

By Paul Beyerl

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

Registration will begin on:

FALL CLASSES OPEN REGISTRATION BEGINS:

August 17th-September 20th, 2015

~REMINDER IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME STUDENT HERE, GET YOUR PRE-TESTING DONE EARLY~

 

Class orientations begins (Monday September 21st, 2015) - ALL STUDENT MUST CHECK INTO CLASS ON THAT DAY!

This will be a 12 week class.

Class Cost $150.00

Pay in the Neighborly Needs & Ministry Funds and send receipt to:

legionofpagans12@gmail.com

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

)O(~~~LOP Mini Candle Magic Class Description~~~)O(

Candlelight is magickal and brings warmth and sets the mood.

Candles have been associated with myth,

lore, superstition, spells and been long used

for divination's and rituals, to intensify the

energies while performing magickal work.

Each color of the candles represents a

specific intent and combined with a spell,

will bring forth strength within our magick.

By using the proper candle color,

engraving a small symbol onto a candle or

by adding herbs and essential oils,

we create candle magick and when we

are using our special prepared candles

with our spells and rituals, we are adding

extra strength and energy to our magickal

work.

In this Class you will learn to incorporate

candle magick into your everyday magick.  

 

~~~All mini classes cost $60.00 and there are no refunds once the class starts~~~

This is a 4 week course

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: (August 17th-September 20th)

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

(REGISTER THROUGH legionofpagans12@gmail.com)

Make your donation to the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab

located in the menu toolbar.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

~~~ MATERIAL NEEDED ~~~

 

BOOK: Exploring Candle Magick by Patricia Telesco

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

~***~Faery Magick Mini Class~***~

 

My name is FallingStar and I will be your guide through this course. I am a solitary earth witch and have had some lovely encounters with the faeries, some of which I will share with you throughout the course. We will be joined by my wonderful Sister in the Craft, Rogue Storm who will be assisting me in guiding you on this journey :)

It is very important to remember that in any and all dealings with the Fae to treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. They are very magickal beings and exist with different rules and guidelines than we as humans do. They have much to teach us when we are open to them and the lessons they provide. Their realm is truly unique and magickal. By pursuing this journey you are expressing your genuine interest in gaining knowledge of the Realm of the Fae and all that it includes. Once you have entered this Realm with an open heart and an open mind, you will forever change your view on life as you know it now.

 

For registered students, please click and scroll down on the Faery Magick Mini Class room to find the course outline and assignments. The protocol for this course is under the Mini Classes location on your menu. You will also find my welcome.

You will be expected to check into this class at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your participation is mandatory!

All assignments must be submitted to the email address provided and written in proper English which means sentences and the original question included. Please use your Spell Check as well before submitting. Assignments will be posted DAILY and you will have until the following morning to complete and submit it to me. Working with the Fae can be very mesmerizing so please make sure you are grounded after any meditations. There is also additional information on the Faerie the DOCUMENT LIBRARY section of this website.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: (No Kindle versions. Books available on amazon.com or ABE.com)

BOOK: The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (Author DJ Conway)

General Interest Reading (this is not part of course): The Light bearer’s Daughter & The Book of Dreams (Author: O.R. Melling)

Wiccapedia by Shawn Robbins

 

 

Course Cost: $60.00 USD (No refund once class begins)

 

Length of Course: 4 Weeks

 

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the next chapter in class.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS ON: August 17- September 20th, 2015

***Classes begin on Monday September 21st, 2015***

 

** All students are required to check into classes on the first day of class **

 

How to Register?

Go to www.legionofpagans.com.

Visit the Neighborhood Needs & Ministry Funds tab located in the menu toolbar & make a donation to the Legion of Pagans specifying your course.

Send a copy of your receipt to legionofpagans12@gmail.com, and specify your course to complete your class registration enrollment.

 

You must be a member of the Legion of Pagans to take a course. For more information on how to apply and registers for one of our classes, please inquire to: legionofpagans12@gmail.com

 

Please don't hesitate to ask questions!

 

 

 

 

There will be no drop-class option

 

A small quiz is given each week to determine the progress in class.

It is possible we might have to repeat a class an extra week, depending

on each students progress, we want to make sure every student fully

understands each weekly reading assignment, before we move on to the

next chapter in class.

 

~*****Our Educators*****~

 

*Donna Morgan Wolf- Elder Airwolf:*

 

Elder Founder/CEO Developer Director & Master Educator of Legion of Pagans Educational Institution of Magick LLC,Ordained Dr. of Divinity, Clinical Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, Druid/N.A. Shaman Sage, Voodoo Priestess.

 

*Diana Schoenberg (Falling Star) 

Administrator / Executive Secretary for LOP.com

Ordained, Gray Witch. Educator & Educational Assistant.

 

 *NM Farrar (T'Sesha Naneki Evenfall)

 

LOP Admin/Instructor. Eclectic Priestess and Witch. Master Gardener. Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Legion of Pagans- Administrator/Educator LOP.com (Lead Admin-Face Book Groups)

 

*Catherine Logan-Major~RavenCat

Legion of Pagans Admin/Educator, Facebook Groups Administrator

Ordained Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. Reiki Master.

Ordained Priestess with the Fellowship of Isis

 

 *Lindsey Hardwick (Rogue Storm)

LOP.com  Moderator & Teacher Aid Educator/ Face Book Administrator

Ordained Priestess

 

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