About this course
The Iron Pentacle
A Year of Aventure
(Aventure: The Medieval Art of Connecting to the Otherworld)
Late Spring 2016
Sex! Self! Passion! Pride! Power!
This class is appropriate for you if
- You are familiar with the study of witchcraft, and are comfortable with casting a circle, calling in the elements and the goddess, and raising and grounding energy (I work in the Reclaiming/Feri tradition, though if you have been practicing in a different tradition you will fit in just fine)
- You want to deepen your spiritual practice, and would like some guidance and a community
- You sense large changes coming this year, and want to negotiate them with ceremony and ritual
- You have heard of the Feri tool, the Iron Pentacle, and wish to learn how to use it
- You have taken the Elements class, or its equivalent, and wish to continue working with me on this lovely Aventure
We are practicing walking through the wheel of the year, noticing Aventures and taking them when appropriate, all while learning some of the more advanced exercises of the Craft; in this case, we are studying the Iron Pentacle, one of the foundational exercises in the Feri tradition. An Aventure, in the medieval sense, isn’t something you can go looking for. It’s not the same thing as an “adventure,” though that is what the word became, later. An Aventure appears from out of another world. An Aventure comes by, and if you notice it, you can take it, and then it will change your life. And though a large Aventure inevitably requires courage and energy, it will be, at the least, an interesting opportunity to grow and change. (For more on the concept of Aventure, click here.)
This session of the wheel runs from May 20, 2016, to June 12, 2016, including weekly online classes that you may work through on your own time, and an individual session with me on Skype or by phone, which you will schedule at your convenience, as well as access to the Facebook page for the course, where you will be able to interact with fellow students at both beginning and advanced levels.
Other courses are available throughout the year, including Elements, the Iron Pentacle, the Pearl Pentacle, the Element of Time, and the Fool's Journey (a Tarot class). In this session, we will focus on the Iron Pentacle, as Aventure. (If you would rather take the Elements class now, to brush up on your skills, click here to be taken to the link for that class.) There will be eight sessions in all, running through the year. You will be able to take all sessions, or a few, as you choose.
For six weeks of instruction, including downloadable meditation/trance exercises; written instruction; homework; engagement with me within the online course structure, through private email when appropriate, and with me and your fellow students on the Facebook page; and an individual session with me, scheduled at your own convenience, the cost is $75. Click here to sign up. You will need to register for ruzuku, if you have never taken a course there before; this will not cost you anything. (Free bonus! Your instructor reads medieval poetry to you!) I do hold a percentage of my openings at sliding scale; if that is appropriate for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Your Guide
Anne Brannen has been a lifelong devotee of Aventure, long before she knew the name for it. A flyer fell out of a gym locker she opened, and led her to classes that changed her life. A chance conversation sent her to a program that gave her new skills and a new business. An unexpected offer came in the mail right after she said she intended to change her life, and she resigned a tenured position as a professor (a job she loved) in order to start a new life. If you’re interested in learning how to live by Aventure, she’s been there, she loves it, and she can help. She has a doctorate in medieval literature and taught as a professor for more than 20 years, she’s worked for more than 30 years in the Reclaiming branch of the Feri tradition, she’s certified as a Professional Coach, and she writes.