2004 Sapling Studies

Reclaiming Core Curriculum

Rites of Passage
The Rites of Passage focuses on dreams, myths and language, using traditional and non-traditional tales and techniques to create a personal rite of passage. Through storytelling, trance, release work and dreams we receive our challenge(s), meet our helpers, work through our blocks and emerge renewed, reborn. This class culminates with a ritual created by the students.

Pentacle of Pearl
We will work with the deep, healing energies of the Pentacle of Pearl, moving through the five points: Love, Law, Wisdom, Power and Knowledge.

Prairie Fire Coven Recognition Areas

Ritual Arts
1. Lead trances in at least three rituals – both single and double voice
2. Knowledge of three big drum (djembe, doumbek, etc.) rhythms
3. Grounding – demonstrate three different ways of grounding (chakras, tree, two powers {ADF})

Community Leadership
1. Organize a class or event in Arizona
2. Mentor a fellow Sapling in organizing (Cedar)
3. Lay groundwork for new coven in Arizona

Life Skills
1. Be able to define sustainable living and work toward achieving it
2. Personal Finance – create and follow a personal budget for 2004
3. Self care – maintain a daily practice and find three ways to nurture myself that don’t involve eating!

Magical Arts
1. Be proficient in tarot – complete readings for all members of coven
2. Complete self-study (reading & exercises) from Witch Crafting and The Inner Temple of Witchcraft
3. Demonstrate uses of elemental magic (using earth, air, fire and water in workings)

Sapling Advancement Requirements

1. Complete Reclaiming Core Curriculum classes
2. Proficiency in the Areas of Ritual Arts, Community Leadership and Life Skills
3. Proficiency in one other Area
4. Active participation in sabbats and esbats
5. Participation in feedback sessions for all rituals attended
6. One environmental project per quarter – corresponding with the quarter celebrations
7. Daily personal practice

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