Faerie Mound Mystery School Programs
To create well (and to create wellness) is an act of faith and integrity.
What is a Mystery School?
Most writers on the subject agree that a Mystery School is a place where one is introduced to various concepts of Ancient Knowledge, passed on to neophytes and initiates through rigorous study and the practical applications of arcane information.
Some insist that there is no “revealed” information, that all knowledge must be passed down from teacher to student (although some traditions, such as Reiki and Human Design were originally “revealed” or channelled information – the very word “Kabbalah” means “to receive” - see The Tree of Life Oracle by Cherry Gilchrist & Gila Zur).
Some claim they practice a tradition unbroken since ancient times, while others readily admit to being but a handful of years old.
All Mystery Schools agree that their ultimate purpose is to bring the student to an understanding and experience of the Deep Self, or Essence – the Mystery of the Divine which is resident within each of us. It is not enough to say “you are Divine” without experiential knowledge and wisdom, and that is what most, if not all Mystery Schools set out to provide.
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
~ Lao Tzu
Faerie Mound : A Brief History
You’ll encounter the story elsewhere also, but in a nutshell, my Hive emerged in the autumn of 1996 when I re-wrote my original six-week Way of the Wiccan course (now called Way of the Wicce/Wiccan), which introduced students to basic tenets of the Craft and Neo-Paganism, and turned it into a 10-week program. In the interim, I had been co-teaching an introductory 13-week course with the other eight founding Priestesses of 13th House Mystery School.
I decided to take the leap and "hive-off" from the main body when I was approached by some women whose preference was to study under a single teacher.
And so Faerie Mound was born, although unnamed until I married and moved away from the city to our “Covenstead” a couple of years later.
Recently, I've made the decision to offer a completely different curriculum and so the Hive has evolved into its own Mystery School.
Faerie Mound Mystery School offers programs designed to guide Seekers and Servers of the Sacred along their Paths.
To create well (and to create wellness) is an act of faith and integrity.
The Girdle of Ishtar:
Astrology for Yourself and Others
“A human being is part of the whole called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty” - Albert Einstein.
Welcome to the Girdle of Ishtar, a six-part introduction to basic Astrology from a woman’s perspective...
With the ascendancy of patriarchy, the language of Astrology grew more masculine in its nature. Most of the planets are endowed with masculine qualities and draw from masculine myths, leaving only two possibilities for feminine expressions, the Moon and Venus. This has the unfortunate effect of suggesting that nurture and congeniality were the only roles appropriate for women.
In this inclusive course, participants will be learning from their own natal charts, (or the natal chart of someone close to them, e.g, a child, spouse, sibling or parent) so it will be important to have accurate information for the birth date, location of birth and birth time.
“In periods of crisis belief in astrology is always on the increase.”
“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language, The Sky Speaks to You.”
Six weeks of instruction - $150.
Goddess's Little Workbook of Beginning Numerology
I’ve been playing with numbers and letters since I was three years old and we’ve had some truly interesting times together! Numbers have shown themselves to be quirky, tricky and fluid in my life, not quite as static as they are usually presented.
Somewhere along the way between then and now, I learned some valuable insights that have enabled me to ascertain the yearly themes, thus helping myself and others with personal planning. I’ve
taught this method to A LOT of people by now, mainly those who have come to me as Oracle clients (and we’re talkin’ over 50 years of Life Readings!)
For those who’ve wanted to delve deeper into the numeric realm, I’ve written a practical Introductory, self-paced 75-page Program about using the principles of Numerology in one’s own life.
This home-study course will give you an introduction to working with numbers and letters in your life. It will show you how to do a basic analysis of the name and birthday, plus how to “unlock” some of the secrets inherent in them - for yourself and, with practice, for others.
"Ecstasy is the heart of Witchcraft” ~ Starhawk ~
Are you being Called... to deepen your understanding of the Craft!
This 13-part interactive program, delivered to you weekly in the comfort of your own home, examines the world of Witches, from shamanic roots and Craft history to the daily relevance of the Moon, significance of the Hallows & Elements, iconography, personal sovereignty, ethics, everyday Ritual practice & fun...!
This ever-evolving program includes an extensive bibliography, lots of Resource materials and has been taught by one of the founding Priestesses of 13th House Mystery School since 1989.
The Craft encourages the practitioner to take responsibility and accept her or his own authority, to respect people as equals and to honor and celebrate the sacredness of the Earth.
Upon completion of the program, participants have the option of being initiated into Faerie Mound Mystery School and 13th House Mystery School as a Dedicant (White Cord Priestess/Priest).
"The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”
Margot Adler 1946 - 2014
Can you imagine a world without witches;
a world with all people the same...?
Robert F. Potts
13 Guided Weeks - $275.
Volva: Portrait by Shawn Shepherd
The Sacred Tree and the Serpent of Life
The Chakra Program:
A Process-oriented, Experiential Exploration of the Mysteries
"Once every people in the world believed that trees
were divine and could take a human or
grotesque shape and dance among the shadows..."
~William Butler Yeats~
My late father, a visual artist, went through a long period of sketching trees and forests. To this day, I still think of him as a "tree-man." Every year, to commemmorate the anniversary of his passing, I light a candle and place it in a holder that sports a cheery face hidden within curling leaves...
There are many filters through which we may explore the phenomena of Life. One of these is via the chakra system. The Chakra Program takes the Traveller on a journey through the body’s energetic system, over a period of seven months, in an exploration of how all aspects of the daily life are reflected in and impacted by its filters. During this time, Travellers are also encouraged to explore and develop their unique creative Path and calling.
We examine the concept of the Sacred Tree, found throughout the world’s mythic systems. Using this analogy, we explore the Chakras as our subtle selves, traveling the Lifeforce as it makes its serpentine way up and down the pathways of the system.
And what a journey it is!
Using practical information and meditation, visualization & experiential methods, we explore the Chakra system through Archetypes, so-called "imbalances", exercises, journaling and other appropriate means.
Included in this program is my Guidebook & Workbook, drawing from 26 years of both teaching about and personal experience of the chakras. It includes exercises, practices and links to generous articles researched and gathered for their particular relevance.
I invite you to participate in this profound journey of Self-exploration and personal development!