Courses and Retreats

The New Registration System - Please read before you register

You’ll notice that the registration system has changed.  It’s actually easier to use, but it is different, so we’ve put together some notes to walk you through it.

Browse classes and events by clicking on the Ardantane Courses and Retreats  tab, the fourth one on the grey banner across the top of the website.  You can also browse events under Ardantane Free Events, the third tab.  Here you will find information about the regular volunteer days, Sabbat celebrations and other free events of interest to Ardantane members, students and volunteers.  In general you do not need to register for free events.

When you know which courses you want to register for, go to Courses and Retreats , the fourth item in the bar grey banner across the top of the website.  Click on Registration, which will appear when you hold your cursor over Courses and Retreats.

You’ll notice that we ask you to fill in the amount you intend to pay.  Many of our students pay for classes with Membership Certificates or Volunteer Credits, AKA Beaver Bucks.  You will need to do this before you add the class to your cart.  There is a drop down menu to help you figure out the amount you will pay.  For example,

You do not plan to use Beaver Bucks or Membership Certificates, so you enter the full amount.

You plan to use Beaver Bucks or Membership Certificates totaling less than the amount of the class, enter the price of the class, less the amount of Beaver Bucks or Membership Certificates.  (for example, the total price of the class is $60 and you have $40 in Beaver Bucks, enter $20)

You have a Member Certificate or Beaver Bucks for the full amount of the class, enter zero.

Next, and this is very important, mail the necessary Beaver Bucks or Member Certificates to Ardantane at Ardantane, P. O. Box 307 Jemez Springs, NM 87025.  If you neglect to do this, you will have to pay for the remainder of the tuition on the first day of class.

Add the class or event to your cart, just as you would in making any other internet purchase.  You will then proceed to Checkout.  The amount you entered into the system will be charged to your credit or debit card.

You’ll notice that we ask you to type in a four digit code to prevent  bogus registrations.  We are sorry to have to do this, but it is necessary just in case somebody named lfkjwpreohtqrg actually wants to register from Zaire someday.  Under the old system, the registrar had to guess which registrations were valid and which were bogus, often based on the coherence of the data.  She is relieved not to have to do that any longer.

Questions for the registrar?  Write to registration@ardantane.org

January

Paladin Training 3: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, January 27, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 9: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, January 27, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

Paladin Training 15: Second Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, January 27, 1PM MST

A Second Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 17PS1112) —
$

February

The Story of Witchcraft in America with Rowan of Our Lady of the Woods

Tuesdays, February 5-26, 7 PM MST

This online class will cover many of the events and movements that have contributed to the evolution of the Craft in the Americas, beginning with the Salem witch trials and going on to review folk traditions, such as Pennsylvania Pow Wow and Voodoo, brought to the New World by its settlers, explore the relationships among the Native American community and the counterculture of the 1960’s and the revitalization of the Craft, look at the role of festivals in the modern day craft and more.

Students will be expected to prepare for the online classes with reading and independent study. We will meet on line once per week for two hours. There will be four classes.

This class is an elective in the School of Magick and Witchcraft. It can be counted towards the certificate program.

Topics:

  • Salem Shapes the Future,
  • Folk Traditions and the Craft,
  • Contributing Influences: Theosophy, Woodcraft, Spiritualism, Transcendentalism and more,
  • The Counterculture and the Craft
Fee: $90 (ID#: 19MW0205) —
$

Paladin Training 4: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, February 24, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 10: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, February 24, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

Paladin Training 16: Second Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, February 24, 1PM MST

A Second Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 17PS1112) —
$

March

The Warrior Woman with Amber K

Tuesdays, March 5-19, 7pm-9pm MST

Location: Online

The warrior path is not only for men. Female warriors have flourished throughout history in every culture, and the warrior spirit can express itself not only through soldiers and martial artists, but in any walk of life that demands courage, honor and self-discipline. We will share stories and legends of women warriors, explore the qualities that characterize women on this path, and offer techniques and resources for making yourself stronger and more effective in all you do.

Dame Amber K is active within the Order of Paladins, a Wiccan Order of knighthood, and has spent much of her 71 years both exploring the warrior spirit and working to live it.

Fee: $75 (ID#: 19PS0305) —
$

Paladin Training 5: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, March 31, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 11: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, March 31, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

Paladin Training 17: Second Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, March 31, 1PM MST

A Second Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 17PS1112) —
$

April

Celebrating the Goddess with Amber, Azrael and the Ardantane Staff

Fridays, April 5-7, Friday 7 pm-Sunday afternoon

Location: Ardantane

The so-called “battle of the sexes” is hereby suspended, as women, men, and more genders gather together to celebrate the Divine Feminine. Workshops, ritual, song, feasting, and time on the wild land to seek Her and honor Her.

How do you relate to the Lady in Her myriad aspects… as Mother, Guide, Teacher, Partner, Sister, Lover, Daughter, Grandmother, Ally and….?

ALL sexes, genders, and orientations are welcome and honored. Attendance will be limited, so register early!

Fee: $120 (for those lodging off-campus) covers printed materials, refreshments, and all programs. For those staying on campus, the fee is $150. Beaver Bucks welcome.

Fee: $120 (ID#: 19MW0405) —
$

Discovering the Warrior Within with Kerr Cuhulain

Fridays, April 26-28, 5PM Friday - 5PM Sunday

Discovering the Warrior Within: Defining the Pagan Warrior

Location: Ardantane

The Warrior archetype is misunderstood, misrepresented, and sometimes feared in Western culture. Being a Warrior isn’t about fighting, it is about being effective. It is about understanding and mastering yourself.

Kerr Cuhulain defines the modern, peaceful, Pagan Warrior and shows how this archetype fits into modern Pagan culture.

This weekend will allow students studying the Order of Paladins training courses to do face to face training and receive their Arming initiation (transition to Knighthood).

It will be open to participants not involved in this training stream to get some intensive training in energy use and sensitivity.

Orientation on Friday evening. Saturday classes. Sunday morning graduation with an Armoring ritual for new students and an Arming ritual for Paladins students.

We could set up Skype to allow out of town students to participate in some of this.

Cost: $120 class only, $150 class plus lodging

Fee: $120 (ID#: 19PS0426) —
$

May

Pagan Music Retreat with Alane Brown

Fridays, May 17-19, 5:00 PM Friday - 5PM Sunday

Location: Ardantane

Come spend the weekend building your magical song skills. You’ll learn the most popular pagan chants (as well as some brand-new ones) and practiced harmonizing, layering, leading and creating chants. We’ll explore ways to use song as a powerful tool in ritual as well as for personal spiritual practice. The weekend will include a fire circle complete with drumming, dancing and, of course, singing the songs we have worked on. There will also be a richly-musical ritual of dedication to the deities of music.

The weekend will be led by Alane Brown, a songwriter for the pagan band the Crow Women, and an experienced fire circle facilitator in the New Mexico pagan community.

Cost: $120 class only, $150 class plus lodging

Fee: $120 (ID#: 19PS0517) —
$

Paladin Training 7: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, May 26, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 13: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, May 26, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

June

Paladin Training 8: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, June 30, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 14: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, June 30, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

July

Magickal Sigils and Symbols with Amber K

Tuesdays, July 9-30, 7:00pm

ONLINE

Ever since the first paint was applied to a Paleolithic cavern wall, and the first petroglyph was scratched on to an ancient boulder, humans have sought to harness the power of magical symbols. This four-week online class will explore the history and use of magickal and sacred symbols throughout history, including examples from cultures worldwide. Included are Elemental signs, Futhark and bindrunes, unusual astrological symbols, talismanic sigils, African adinkra, alchemical signs, and much more.

Amber K is the author of True Magick, CovenCraft, RitualCraft, and other highly regarded books on magick and Pagan spirituality, and Executive Director of Ardantane Pagan Learning Center.

Fee: $75 (ID#: 19MW0709) —
$

Paladin Training 9: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, July 28, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 15: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, July 28, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

August

Palmistry: The Future in Your Hands with Rowan

Sunday, August 4, 10AM-4PM
Learn the basics of Cheriomancy, the art and science of palm reading. After we cover the fundamentals, we’ll practice our skills on each other. Learn the best way to record a palm reading, lines that appear in nearly every hand, and those that appear in only some, and why, plus features beyond the lines, left hand vs right hand, and more. Fee: $75 (ID#: 19MW0804) —
$

Mastering Energy Work with Amber K and Ina WhiteOwl

Saturday, August 24, 9:00 AM-4:00PM MDT

Location: Ardantane campus

Energy work is at the heart of magick. Whether you are new to energy work or just need a “tune-up,” you will enjoy this day of discovery, exploration, and practice. We will work with chakras, auras, and other personal energies; basic kundalini exercises; Elemental energies and tattvic combinations; sensing energies around you, and manipulating them or shielding; choosing energies in magick and spellwork; and energy deflection or reflection in psychic self-defense.

Directions and details will be sent to those who register.

FEE: $75 (Beaver Bucks welcome) Fee: $75 (ID#: 19MW0824) —
$

Paladin Training 10: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, August 25, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 16: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, August 25, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

September

Paladin Training 11: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, September 29, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 17: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, September 29, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

October

The Witch’s Toolbox with Staff

Tuesdays, October 1-29, 7pm-9pm MST

Location: Online

5-part series

Gem and Crystal Magick (Amber)

Tuesday, Oct 1: Learn the magickal, energetic, and healing uses of familiar gemstones and some you have never heard of, from a Witch who has spent decades exploring the esoteric sides of crystals, gems, and rocks.

Fire and Candle Magick (Rowan and Azrael)

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Candle spells are the gentle side of the wider field of Fire magick; explore how to make, anoint, inscribe and use candles, as well as perform pyromancy and other flame and hearth magicks.

The Magick of Herbs (AmberIsis)

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Tapping into the most ancient skills of the Craft, the focus is on individual initiation oils and ritual incense and bath mixtures. Ingredient lists to participants so you can actually make your own at home.

Amulets and Talismans (Amber)

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Some magick is wearable, and fun to find or make. We will review the basics of choosing materials, and creating and charging a talisman; discuss really interesting and powerful ones we have used, and offer great ideas for your particular needs.

Timing in Spell Work and Ritual (Rowan)

Tuesday, Oct. 29: Learn how to put the energy of the universe to work for you! We will cover the basics of moon phases, astrological signs, and magickal hours, plus where you can find the information you need on the internet, and how to do the calculations yourself if you are so inclined.

Fee: $100 (ID#: 19MW1001) —
$

Paladin Training 12: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, October 27, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

Paladin Training 18: Third Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, October 27, 11AM MDT

A Third Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS0527) —
$

November

Torch and Key: Hekate’s Retreat with Ardantnae Staff

Fridays, November 15-17, Friday 5PM - Sunday afternoon

Location: Ardantane

Hekate is the Queen of Heaven, Earth, and the Underworld, Goddess of Magick, Keeper of the Keys, Torch-bearer, Guide, Protector, and Lady of the Crossroads.

We will be gathering for a weekend retreat honoring Her at Ardantane November 15-17. There will be new presentations, workshops, and discussions about Her history and aspects... Her relationship to other "Dark Goddesses"... and ways to serve Her as Her ally, priestess or priest. Enjoy a feast; and a ritual at Hekate's Circle, located near a crossroads at Ardantane's boundary. Attendance will be limited, so register early!

Fee: $120 (for those lodging off-campus) covers printed materials, refreshments, and all programs. For those staying on campus, the fee is $150. Beaver Bucks welcome.

Fee: $120 (ID#: 19PS1115) —
$

Paladin Training 13: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, November 24, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

December

Paladin Training 14: Fourth Stream with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, December 29, 3PM MST

A Fourth Session of Paladin Training continues

Location: Online

Fee: $25 (ID#: 18PS1125) —
$

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