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

Creating Your Sacred Home with Azrael Arynn K

Tuesdays, August 8-29, 7:00-9:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Location: Online

FOUR SESSIONS: Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22. 29

7:00-9:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Take the space where you dwell, and transform it from a mere house or apartment into a center for rest, healing, and renewing your spirit.

Learn techniques to alter and repurpose each area so that it is functional, comfortable, beautiful, and spiritual.

The facilitator, Azrael Arynn K, has her Master's in architectural design and has spent the past ten years helping to design and create Ardantane Pagan Learning Center. She is the co-author of Ritualcraft, How to Become a Witch, The Heart of Tarot and other books.

This live online class will be on WebEx; you will have the chance to ask questions of the presenter and interact with other students. Directions on how to connect will be sent to you once you register.

Fee: $75 (ID#: 17SL0801) —
$

Paladin Training 4 with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, August 27, 3pm MST
The Order of Paladins

Location: Online

Ardantane and Kerr Cuhulain are excited to make the Order of Paladins training available online for the next 20 months.

The Order of Paladins is a modern order of Knighthood founded in November 2007 by Wiccan author Kerr Cuhulain, incorporating concepts from his books Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defence, How to be Glorious, and Modern Knighthood. Knights of the Order of Paladins live the precepts and the thirteen principles of the code of chivalry of the Order (sincerity, courtesy, compassion, perseverance, industriousness, justice, loyalty, courage, self discipline, humility, largesse, truth, honor) to set an example to the world. The Order of Paladins focuses on empowerment, creative expression and effective magick. All members are expected to participate, contribute, and serve the community.

Visit http://orderofpaladins.com for more information, and to look at some of the reference videos that will be used in the training. “The classes on the website are the “textbook”. To master the classes, you study with the Master. This is not about memorizing, it is about mastery.” Kerr noted in an e-mail to the registrar.

2017 dates: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

The remaining classes will be offered in 2018.

The Rule:

These are the 13 Precepts followed by the knights of the Order of Paladins:

  • 1. Know thyself.
  • 2. Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
  • 3. You create your own reality.
  • 4. Develop a sense of Right Action.
  • 5. Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
  • 6. Your body is your temple: Care for it!
  • 7. Minimal appearance, maximum content.
  • 8. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
  • 9. Power with.
  • 10. Who dares wins.
  • 11. The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves.
  • 12. Be creative!
  • 13. Do not engage in useless activity.

Courses will be offered on line via WebEx on the last Sunday of each month starting April 30, 2017. There are 20 lessons taking you all the way to the highest level, Paladin.

The fee is $20 per session.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0430) —
$

September

Tarot from Within with Amber K

Tuesdays, September 5-19, 7:00-9:00 pm Mountain Standard Time

Tarot from Within: The Heart of Tarot

Location: Online

There is another way to read the Tarot, a way that that does not rely on memorization or flashes of psychic insight. A way that respects and empowers the querent, drawing on the insights and techniques of gestalt psychology.

Anyone can practice this method, using any Tarot deck. Its power lies in the fact that the querent interprets each card with the help of the reader, thus “owning” the meaning of the reading in a unique way.

Amber K, Wiccan elder priestess and co-author of The Heart of Tarot, explains and demonstrates the techniques handed down from John McClimans, who is now in the Summerland.

If you love the Tarot, you will want to experience this program.

This live online class will be on WebEx; you will have the chance to ask questions of the presenter and interact with other students. Directions on how to connect will be sent to you once you register.

Fee: $65 (ID#: 17MW0905) —
$

Paladin Training 5 with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, September 24, 3pm MST
The Order of Paladins

Location: Online

Ardantane and Kerr Cuhulain are excited to make the Order of Paladins training available online for the next 20 months.

The Order of Paladins is a modern order of Knighthood founded in November 2007 by Wiccan author Kerr Cuhulain, incorporating concepts from his books Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defence, How to be Glorious, and Modern Knighthood. Knights of the Order of Paladins live the precepts and the thirteen principles of the code of chivalry of the Order (sincerity, courtesy, compassion, perseverance, industriousness, justice, loyalty, courage, self discipline, humility, largesse, truth, honor) to set an example to the world. The Order of Paladins focuses on empowerment, creative expression and effective magick. All members are expected to participate, contribute, and serve the community.

Visit http://orderofpaladins.com for more information, and to look at some of the reference videos that will be used in the training. “The classes on the website are the “textbook”. To master the classes, you study with the Master. This is not about memorizing, it is about mastery.” Kerr noted in an e-mail to the registrar.

2017 dates: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

The remaining classes will be offered in 2018.

The Rule:

These are the 13 Precepts followed by the knights of the Order of Paladins:

  • 1. Know thyself.
  • 2. Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
  • 3. You create your own reality.
  • 4. Develop a sense of Right Action.
  • 5. Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
  • 6. Your body is your temple: Care for it!
  • 7. Minimal appearance, maximum content.
  • 8. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
  • 9. Power with.
  • 10. Who dares wins.
  • 11. The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves.
  • 12. Be creative!
  • 13. Do not engage in useless activity.

Courses will be offered on line via WebEx on the last Sunday of each month starting April 30, 2017. There are 20 lessons taking you all the way to the highest level, Paladin.

The fee is $20 per session.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0430) —
$

October

WICCA 101 ONLINE with Bridget

Tuesdays, October 3-24, 7PM MST

Bridget Brooke, Ardantane Board Member and former HPS of Draconis Orbis Akasha. Bridget has taught Wicca 101’s several times in the past.

Location: Online

Fee: $75.

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 in October

Fee: $75 (ID#: 17PS1003) —
$

Pagan Elders Retreat with Staff

Fridays, October 20-22, Friday evening-Sunday afternoon

The Ardantane Pagan Elders Retreat

Location: Ardantane Campus

Enjoy a weekend with your peers relaxing in beautiful surroundings, exchanging ideas, getting support, and brainstorming visions.

This retreat experience will be a unique combination of renewal and sharing, withdrawing from the hectic everyday world and recharging your energy for the days ahead.

Yes, we’ll have some learning and serious discussion, but also rest and pure fun.

Days will be joyful, dreams sweet, and food eaten will have no effect on your weight.

Join us!

Fee: $110 (ID#: 17PL1020) —
$

Paladin Training 6 with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, October 29, 3pm MST
The Order of Paladins

Location: Online

Ardantane and Kerr Cuhulain are excited to make the Order of Paladins training available online for the next 20 months.

The Order of Paladins is a modern order of Knighthood founded in November 2007 by Wiccan author Kerr Cuhulain, incorporating concepts from his books Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defence, How to be Glorious, and Modern Knighthood. Knights of the Order of Paladins live the precepts and the thirteen principles of the code of chivalry of the Order (sincerity, courtesy, compassion, perseverance, industriousness, justice, loyalty, courage, self discipline, humility, largesse, truth, honor) to set an example to the world. The Order of Paladins focuses on empowerment, creative expression and effective magick. All members are expected to participate, contribute, and serve the community.

Visit http://orderofpaladins.com for more information, and to look at some of the reference videos that will be used in the training. “The classes on the website are the “textbook”. To master the classes, you study with the Master. This is not about memorizing, it is about mastery.” Kerr noted in an e-mail to the registrar.

2017 dates: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

The remaining classes will be offered in 2018.

The Rule:

These are the 13 Precepts followed by the knights of the Order of Paladins:

  • 1. Know thyself.
  • 2. Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
  • 3. You create your own reality.
  • 4. Develop a sense of Right Action.
  • 5. Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
  • 6. Your body is your temple: Care for it!
  • 7. Minimal appearance, maximum content.
  • 8. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
  • 9. Power with.
  • 10. Who dares wins.
  • 11. The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves.
  • 12. Be creative!
  • 13. Do not engage in useless activity.

Courses will be offered on line via WebEx on the last Sunday of each month starting April 30, 2017. There are 20 lessons taking you all the way to the highest level, Paladin.

The fee is $20 per session.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0430) —
$

November

Hekate’s Torch and Key Retreat with Staff

Fridays, November 10-12, Friday evening-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 Savior. We will be gathering for a weekend retreat to explore new aspects of the lady at Ardantane.

There will be presentations, workshops, and discussions about Her history and effect in the world, as well as some quiet time for meditation and sacred dance; a feast to honor Her; and ritual at Hekate's Circle, located near a crossroads at Ardantane's boundary.

Fee covers printed materials, refreshments, and lodging. Attendance will be limited, so register early!

Fee: $110 (ID#: 17PS1110) —
$

Eating with Spirit: Pagans and Food online with Azrael K

Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-9:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time

Location: Online

Juicy double cheeseburger or tasty veggie stir-fry? What do you eat? What enters into your food choices: taste, cost, healthfulness, animal rights, sustainability, Pagan ethics?

Join us for an open, non-judgmental discussion of Paganism and food.

When is a meal a sacrament, a social event, a means to survive, or an assault on the planet? What foods are Earth-friendly and sustainable for humanity in the long run? Different choices will be respected, and we will not prescribe any “perfect diet."

Azrael Arynn K has co-authored How to Become a Witch and other books, and has eaten food for many years.

This live online class will be on WebEx; you will have the chance to ask questions of the presenter and interact with other students. Directions on how to connect will be sent to you once you register.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0613) —
$

Paladin Training 7 with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, November 26, 3pm MST

The Order of Paladins

Location: Online

Ardantane and Kerr Cuhulain are excited to make the Order of Paladins training available online for the next 20 months.

The Order of Paladins is a modern order of Knighthood founded in November 2007 by Wiccan author Kerr Cuhulain, incorporating concepts from his books Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defence, How to be Glorious, and Modern Knighthood. Knights of the Order of Paladins live the precepts and the thirteen principles of the code of chivalry of the Order (sincerity, courtesy, compassion, perseverance, industriousness, justice, loyalty, courage, self discipline, humility, largesse, truth, honor) to set an example to the world. The Order of Paladins focuses on empowerment, creative expression and effective magick. All members are expected to participate, contribute, and serve the community.

Visit http://orderofpaladins.com for more information, and to look at some of the reference videos that will be used in the training. “The classes on the website are the “textbook”. To master the classes, you study with the Master. This is not about memorizing, it is about mastery.” Kerr noted in an e-mail to the registrar.

2017 dates: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

The remaining classes will be offered in 2018.

The Rule:

These are the 13 Precepts followed by the knights of the Order of Paladins:

  • 1. Know thyself.
  • 2. Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
  • 3. You create your own reality.
  • 4. Develop a sense of Right Action.
  • 5. Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
  • 6. Your body is your temple: Care for it!
  • 7. Minimal appearance, maximum content.
  • 8. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
  • 9. Power with.
  • 10. Who dares wins.
  • 11. The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves.
  • 12. Be creative!
  • 13. Do not engage in useless activity.

Courses will be offered on line via WebEx on the last Sunday of each month starting April 30, 2017. There are 20 lessons taking you all the way to the highest level, Paladin.

The fee is $20 per session.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0430) —
$

December

Spiritual Alchemy and the Philosopher’s Stone with Amber K

Tuesdays, December 5-19, 7:00-9:00 pm Mountain Standard Time

Location: Online

THREE SESSIONS: Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 2017

The ancient art and science of alchemy is more than the precursor to modern chemistry: it is a technology of the sacred and a path to inner transformation, as practiced by wise ones, adepts, and magi.

We will explore the fascinating history of this art, discover the mysterious symbols in which key precepts are encrypted, and practice exercises designed to bring us closer to the hieros gamos and the Philosopher's Stone.

Yes, we will be transmuting lead into gold: the lead of our mundane and spiritless existences can pass through the fires of the athanor and become the gold of enlightenment, the embrace of the divine within.

The program will include presentation, experiential exercises, and discussion. There will be downloadable handouts with key information.

This live online class will be on WebEx; you will have the chance to ask questions of the presenter and interact with other students. Directions on how to connect will be sent to you once you register.

Fee: $65 (ID#: 17PS1205) —
$

Paladin Training 8 with Kerr Cuhulain

Sunday, December 17, 3pm MST
The Order of Paladins

Location: Online

Ardantane and Kerr Cuhulain are excited to make the Order of Paladins training available online for the next 20 months.

The Order of Paladins is a modern order of Knighthood founded in November 2007 by Wiccan author Kerr Cuhulain, incorporating concepts from his books Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defence, How to be Glorious, and Modern Knighthood. Knights of the Order of Paladins live the precepts and the thirteen principles of the code of chivalry of the Order (sincerity, courtesy, compassion, perseverance, industriousness, justice, loyalty, courage, self discipline, humility, largesse, truth, honor) to set an example to the world. The Order of Paladins focuses on empowerment, creative expression and effective magick. All members are expected to participate, contribute, and serve the community.

Visit http://orderofpaladins.com for more information, and to look at some of the reference videos that will be used in the training. “The classes on the website are the “textbook”. To master the classes, you study with the Master. This is not about memorizing, it is about mastery.” Kerr noted in an e-mail to the registrar.

2017 dates: May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17

The remaining classes will be offered in 2018.

The Rule:

These are the 13 Precepts followed by the knights of the Order of Paladins:

  • 1. Know thyself.
  • 2. Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
  • 3. You create your own reality.
  • 4. Develop a sense of Right Action.
  • 5. Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
  • 6. Your body is your temple: Care for it!
  • 7. Minimal appearance, maximum content.
  • 8. Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
  • 9. Power with.
  • 10. Who dares wins.
  • 11. The Gods cannot help those who will not help themselves.
  • 12. Be creative!
  • 13. Do not engage in useless activity.

Courses will be offered on line via WebEx on the last Sunday of each month starting April 30, 2017. There are 20 lessons taking you all the way to the highest level, Paladin.

The fee is $20 per session.

Fee: $20 (ID#: 17PS0430) —
$

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