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Faerie Mound Mystery School

 

 

You can find the Long Story of 13th House Mystery School here.

 

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, 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 Thirteenth House Mystery Tradition maintains the beliefs:

 

* That the Divine Principle is manifest within the personal and the collective self,

* That any and all initiatory entrance into this revealed Mystery is undertaken by virtue of Self Realization,

* That all people carry within them the knowledge of their own perfect and unique Path,

* And that we of the Thirteenth House Mystery Tradition, as initiating Priest/esses serve merely as facilitators of entry into the Individual, Collective and ultimately, Personal Mystery…

 

…The core structure is based upon Self-Expression through Creative Acts, with a focus upon Art, Performance, Healing and/or Teaching...

 

 

(Excerpt from 13th House Mystery School and Tradition Statement of Purpose)

 

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” ~ Lao Tzu

 

The Programs

 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.

 

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.

Faerie Mound Mystery School Programs

To create well (and to create wellness) is an act of faith and integrity.

Quartz Program

The Wheel of the Year. A year and a day of following Nature's cycle. The creation & practice of Ritual.

Azurite Program

The Lunar Year and Tree Calendar. An exploration of the Divine Feminine within and in the World.

Pearl Program

Priest/ess Practice. What do we serve? How do we serve?

 

And, of course,

Faerie Mound

is still offering its original curriculum...

                      

Way of the Wicce / Wiccan: 

Foundations of Earth-based Spirituality

 

Philosophy and Ritual Practice of the Craft

 

 

                           "Ecstasy is the heart of Witchcraft”                   ~ Starhawk ~

 

 

 

 

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 1988.

Called one of the fastest-growing spiritual paths of the 21st Century, the Craft encourages the practitioner to 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.

 

 

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