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

August

Where Does Your Web Connect: Networking for Solitaries with Debbie Doggett and Rowan of Our Lady of the Woods

Saturday, August 20, 9AM-5PM

This class will be held in Albuquerque, NM

Do you enjoy following your own path but find there are areas you'd like to be more actively involved in?

Have you studied and grown in your Craft as a Solitary Pagan but long to share what you're learning with others?

Are you open to sharing your knowledge, your energy and your talent with the larger pagan community?

Perhaps networking is the next step down your path. Today's world finds many who practice their path alone, yet those same people are part of the larger community that surrounds them.

Networking can help you find ways to share what you're doing with others while also finding new insights for yourself. Being a Solitary doesn't have to mean always being alone. Come and find your spot on the web of life and what opportunities await you as a connected Solitary.

Fee: $60 (ID#: 16MW0820) —
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September

Dealing With Hate Crimes with Kerr Cuhulain

Sundays, September 18-25, 3:00 PM MST
People use misinformation to paint ugly and slanderous pictures of others to further their pursuit of power, influence, and prosperity. Kerr shares the lessons he learned dealing with hate crimes during the Satanic Panic of the 80s and 90s and his experiences with educating law enforcement and other public agencies about Pagan religions. This course is based on Kerr’s 25 years as a hate crimes investigator. Length: Two classes on line, each one hour in duration, for a total of two hours of instruction. Instructor will be available to consult on line via Skype or WebEx. Delivery: Each one hour class will be taught on line using WebEx. Each student will be sent an invite by e mail for the WebEx sessions and can sign in from their computer. This system allows the students and instructor to see and talk to each other, share files, and share a virtual white board. The class will take place at 2 PM PST on the following dates:
  • Class One: 18 September: History of Hate Crimes Involving Pagan Community
  • Class Two: 25 September: Dealing With Hate Crimes
Reading: Pagan Religions: A Manual for Diversity Training: http://www.amazon.com/Pagan-Religions-Handbook-Diversity-Shamanism/dp/0971005060/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318954470&sr=1-1 Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet: http://darkmoonpress.com/product/witch-hunts/ Fee: $35 (ID#: 16PS0326) —
$

October

WICCA 101 ONLINE with Bridget and Rowan

Thursdays, October 20-November 10, 7PM MST

An introduction to the Old Religion, the Craft of the Wise; with

  • history,.
  • gods and goddesses,.
  • magick and ritual,.
  • spiritual practices,.
  • customs and traditions,.
  • covens and solitaries, .
  • cosmology and myths, .
  • the Wheel of the Year .
  • and more, from experienced Witches. .

Tuesday evenings

Fee: $75 (ID#: 16PS1020) —
$

Astrology for Pagans One with Moonbeam Mage

Tuesdays, October 25-November 15, 7:00 pm MST

16PS0607

Instructor: Moonbeam Mage

Astrology doesn’t have to be hard! If you are interested in the stars but daunted by the complicated terminology and math, this is the class for you! Explore astrology from a down-to-Earth Pagan perspective, including your relationships with the planetary deities, becoming aware of the energy tides around you, and how to perform astrological divination. Evaluate your personality using your unique birth chart, and experience the night sky in a whole new way.

Fee: $75 (ID#: 16PS0607) —
$

November

Hekate’s Torch and Key Retreat with Amber K, Azrael Arynn K, Staff

Fridays, November 11-13, 5pm November 11 - 5pm November 13 2015

This retreat will be held on the Ardantane campus.

A celebration of the ancient goddess Hekate, Mistress of Magick, Torchbearer, Keeper of the Keys, and so much more. Ritual, workshops and presentations, ritual at Hekate’s Circle in Spirit Hollow, feasting, song, and more. The program is different each year.

Fee: $110 (ID#: 16PS1111) —
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