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24 Apr 2017, 9:38 pm

Department of Lifeways Class Listing

Please note: Classes that are required are listed with a red title and asterisk.


Ethics 200: Know Thyself
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

The goal of this class is to help the student explore their own ethical standards. It also provides a general understanding of what is considered ‘ethical’ behaviour according to the tenets of most magickal traditions. This class is a Level 2 required class.

Course Objectives

This class will assist the student to gain an understanding of

  • the importance of ethics for the aspiring wizard.
  • how power and authority create ethical responsibility. 
  • several key ethical and moral codes which are important in the magical community.
  • the basic ethical philosophies common in the magical community.
  • how to apply a framework for ethical decision making. 

Required Materials:

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon. Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2004. Print. 


Estimated Completion Time: 3-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Ethics 200: Know Thyself vGSW
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

The goal of this class is to help the student explore their own ethical standards. It also provides a general understanding of what is considered ‘ethical’ behavior according to the tenets of most magickal traditions. This class is a Level 2 required class.

This class meets on the vGSW campus in Second Life for real-time learning and interaction.  Assignments are primarily verbal and visual, perfect for the 'essay' challenged student.  Classes are set up in four 1 hour per week sessions, with a date available for a make-up as needed.  Times and Dates may vary.

 

**If taken for Major/Minor requirements, this class replaces the class of the same name**  


Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour each week
Prerequisites: Class: vGSW Orientation
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

The Personal Retreat
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Rowan "Rowan Starr" Starr
Class Description: Throughout history, people have withdrawn (retreated) from the world around them for short periods, in order to contemplate problems, focus energy, or engage in spiritual growth. In this class you—a Third Year Wizard—will study the idea of the personal retreat. You will plan a personal retreat experience, which will be tailored around your real-life situation and individual needs. Finally, you will engage in your personal retreat. Throughout this process, you will come to understand the value of retreat in your personal life and in your growth as a Wizard. This is a required class. You must complete this class during Year 3 and before moving on to Year 4.




Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Ethics of Magick 400
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: "Rosencruz"
Class Description: This class expands on the topics presented in Ethics of Magick by presenting the student with a series vignettes, each demonstrating an ethical dilemma pertinent to a department within the Grey School of Wizardry. Each vignette is followed by an essay, in which the student is required to analyze and provide possible solutions to each dilemma. Successful completion of this course is contingent upon passing eight essay assignments and one essay-style final exam.



Lessons:
1. Lesson 1: Introduction
2. Lesson 2, Lore: Hard Copy
3. Lesson 3, Healing: First, Do No Harm
4. Lesson 4, Divination: Shuffling Fate
5. Lesson 5, Wortcunning: For What Ails Ye
6. Lesson 6, Beast Mastery: Shadowing Lilly
7.Lesson 7, Mind Magicks: Third Eye of the Beholder
8. Lesson 8, Performance Magicks: Sleight of Mind
9. Lesson 9, Lifeways: Wizard Wars
10. Lesson 10: Conclusion
11. Lesson 11: Recommended Reading


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: Ethics of Magick 200
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Adult Leadership 100: A Guide to Becoming Prefect (Flames)
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Aaron "Frater Adservio" Meighen
Class Description:

In this class, the adult student wishing to be Prefect will learn if the job is right for them. This class is open to all adult students. Please be sure to take the section pertinent to your particular Lodge! It is required that you take this class if you wish to be considered as a Prefect Candidate. 



Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites:

This class is only available to adult students! You should sign up for the version marked with your Lodge.



Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Adult Leadership 100: A Guide to Becoming Prefect (Stones)
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

In this class, the adult student wishing to be Prefect will learn if the job is right for them. This class is open to all adult students. Please be sure to take the section pertinent to your particular Lodge! It is required that you take this class in order to be considered for Prefectship.


Required Materials:

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon. Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page Books, 2004. Print. 


Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites:

This class is only available to adult students! You should sign up for the version marked with your Lodge.


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Adult Leadership 100: A Guide to Becoming Prefect (Waters)
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description:

In this class, the adult student wishing to be Prefect will learn if the job is right for them. This class is open to all adult students. Please be sure to take the section pertinent to your particular Lodge! It is required that you take this class in order to be considered as a Prefect Candidate.



Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites:

This class is only available to adult students! You should sign up for the version marked with your Lodge.



Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Adult Leadership 100: A Guide to Becoming Prefect (Winds)
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description:

In this class, the adult student wishing to be Prefect will learn if the job is right for them. This class is open to all adult students. Please be sure to take the section pertinent to your particular Lodge!



Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard



Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites: This class is only available to adult students! You should sign up for the version marked with your Lodge.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Helpful Heads
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: For House/Lodge Heads only!  In this class a newly appointed Head will learn the qualities of a good Head, the basics of forum moderation, how to deal with problems in the House/Lodge, and how to best utilize their Prefect.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 Months
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Lifeways
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description: This class will introduce students to the Department, discuss various kinds of relationships, talk about what to expect in future classes, and help students get started with their Lifeways journal.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart.
Estimated Completion Time: Approx. 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None. 
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Leadership 101: The Perfect Prefect
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, the new Prefect will learn what they need to know in order to do their job. This will include the history of the Prefect position, the qualities of a good Prefect, the Grey School structure, how to deal with House, Lodge, and forum problems, and more. They will also design and carry out various projects within their House/Lodge and the School.

Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: This class is available only to appointed Prefects, and is mandatory for first-time Prefects.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Leadership 101: The Perfect Prefect vGSW - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

In this class, the new Prefect will learn what they need to know in order to do their job. This will include the history of the Prefect position, the qualities of a good Prefect, the Grey School structure, how to deal with House, Lodge, and forum problems, and more. They will also design and carry out various projects within their House/Lodge and the School.

This class meets on the vGSW campus in Second Life for real-time learning and interaction.  Assignments are primarily verbal and visual, perfect for the 'essay' challenged student.  Classes are set up in four 1 hour per week sessions, with a date available for a make-up as needed.  Times and Dates may vary.

**If taken for Major/Minor requirements, this class replaces the class of the same name**



Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard


Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks - 1 hour per week
Prerequisites:

This class is available only to appointed Prefects, and is mandatory for first-time Prefects.

Also Class: vGSW Orientation


Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Leadership 102: The Prefect Project
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, Prefects will bring their service period to a close. They will evaluate their progress, share their results in implementing House/Lodge projects, and share their final service project.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: Leadership 101. This class is available only to appointed Prefects.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Lifeways 101 - This class is not accepting students at this time.
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description: This class will introduce students to the Department, discuss various kinds of relationships, talk about what to expect in future classes, and help students get started with their Lifeways journal.

Required Materials:

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, 2004, New Page Books


Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Magickal Etiquette
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:
Learn how to get on politely with other Wizards without getting yourself into too much trouble.

Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 week
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Nuts and Bolts: Faculty
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description: This class is designed to prepare provisional Instructors accepted to Grey School to become fully-fledged faculty members. Acceptance as a full faculty member, with all its attendant rights and privileges, is contingent upon successful completion of this class. You will also need to take the class Nuts and Bolts: How to Write a Class at some point either concurrent with this one or soon after if you decide to take the path of the Scholar or Synergist.
Required Materials:

The Grey School Faculty Handbook, which can be obtained by speaking to the Dean of Faculty. The Grey School General Handbook, which may be downloaded from the Grey School website.



Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites:

**Appointment as a provisional Instructor at GSW**

***This class is also required for any returning faculty who were made so before this class’ predecessor, Fabulous Faculty, was in place. 



Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Online Communication
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description: Anyone who has ever tried to have a conversation online knows that it can sometimes be difficult to really know what the other person is trying to say.  For many people online communication is fraught with challenges and misunderstandings.  In this class, we’ll look at the difficulties inherent in online communication and look at way to make it easier to understand and be understood.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 3 Days
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Path of the Rose Wizard
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

Lifeways is all about personal growth, cultivating positive relationships, and improving communication. This class will give you a brief overview of all the things that go into being a Rose Wizard. This class also goes over what is required for those interested in a major or minor in Lifeways, along with tips to help you form a plan of action for completing your major or minor.


This class will help you to understand the role of the Rose Wizard in the wider world. Rose Wizards take on a variety of roles, depending on their training and interests. You will find them as professors/teachers, as psychologists, counselors, and mediators. You may also find them as life coaches and skilled networkers. Lastly, you will find Rose Wizards in the realms of anthropology, as the skilled cultural anthropologists that can help two (or more) cultures ‘talk’ to one another, and among the philosophers, for ethics, as a branch of philosophy, falls under the purview of the Rose Wizard.



Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1-2 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Youth Leadership 100: So You Want to be a Prefect?
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, the youth student interested in being a prefect will learn if the job is right for them.
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: This class is available only to youth students.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Youth Leadership 101: Foundations
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, the Prefect-elect will begin to learn what they need to know in order to do their job. This will include the qualities of a good Prefect, how to deal with House and forum problems, and more.

Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: This class is available only to appointed Youth Prefects, and is mandatory for first-time Youth Prefects.

Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Leadership 201: The Commendable Captain
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, the new Captain will learn what’s behind his or her job. This will include the history of the Captain position, the qualities of a good Captain, and approaches to leadership, problem solving, and more. The new Captain will also design and begin a project to benefit the House/Lodge system or the school.

Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Leadership 101. This class is available only to appointed Captains, and is mandatory for new Captains.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Leadership 201: The Commendable Captain vGSW
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:  In this class, the new Captain will learn what’s behind his or her job. This will include the history of the Captain position, the qualities of a good Captain, and approaches to leadership, problem solving, and more. The new Captain will also design and begin a project to benefit the House/Lodge system or the school.

This class meets on the vGSW campus in Second Life for real-time learning and interaction.  Assignments are primarily verbal and visual, perfect for the 'essay' challenged student.  Classes are set up in four 1 hour per week sessions, with a date available for a make-up as needed.  Times and Dates may vary.

**If taken for Major/Minor requirements, this class replaces the class of the same name**



Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: four weeks- 1 hour week
Prerequisites: Class VGSW orientation:Leadership 100:. This class is available only to appointed Captains, and is mandatory for new Captains.
Safety Precautions: none
Included Lessons:

Leadership 202: The Compleat Captain
Credits: 1
Level: 2
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: In this class, the Captain will bring their Captain period to a close. They will create a report that evaluates their progress, shares their results in implementing House/Lodge projects, and describes their Captain service project.

Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard and Companion for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: Leadership 201. This class is available only to active Captains.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Spring Cleaning
Credits: 1
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: ­ Spring has sprung, and it’s time for new starts and fresh beginnings. Many of us have an urge to clean and reorganize at this time of year, and it’s an urge with strong biological and magickal roots. Spring cleaning provides a chance to reorder your physical space and your internal environment. Join this class to learn how to make your spring cleaning a spiritual and exhilarating experience.  As spring awakens around you, clear the cobwebs out of the corners of your home, refresh your body, and renew your spirit!

The goals for this class are as follows.

  • To learn how to carry out the age-old tradition of spring cleaning as both a mundane and magickal practice.
  • To plan and and complete a spring cleaning project that it is efficient, "do-able", and with a high probability of successful completion.
  • To explore ways to use safe, natural, less costly, and effective chemical products and practices for cleaning in your home.
  • To experience the power of a healthy "spring cleaning" for your body, mind and spirit. 
  • To explore ways to become more in-tune with Spring, the season of births and new beginnings, and to bring a sense of peace and renewal to your life and your home.­

Required Materials: You will need access to basic cleaning equipment, supplies, and either herbs or essential oils.  If you chose to use cleaning chemicals, eye protection goggles with splash protection, and protective gloves are required.  
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: None. However, this is a seasonal class. Students in the northern hemisphere should begin this class between March and June. Students in the southern hemisphere should begin between September and December.
Safety Precautions:

Stude­nts who chose to use cleaning chemicals in this class are required to adhere to the safety precautions addressed in the course syllabus and lessons.  However, this course may be completed successfully without using any chemicals. Precautions to avoid fire must be taken when using candles, thuribles, smudging, incense, or flame during this class.  ­

Youth students are required to have parental supervision and permission throughout the course.  Cleaning products, candles or any type of flame may only be used with direct supervision of a parent. 


Included Lessons:

Verbal Self-Defense for Wizards
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description:

Physical self-defense is only one aspect of staying safe. There are more verbal attacks in everyday life than physical ones, and those who are different, such as wizards, are often the targets of verbal abuse. Learning to recognize and deflect these attacks is an important step towards a safe and happy life.

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Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 2 months
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wintering In
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: Autumn is here, and winter is right around the corner. The Earth is winding down, preparing for its long winter nap. It’s time for “wintering in,” that traditional time when the final crops are harvested, the wood chopped, and the home and hearth made ready for the dark months. Many of us have an urge to put our lives in order at this time of year, and it’s an urge with strong biological and magickal roots. Wintering in provides a chance to reorder your physical space and your internal environment. Join this quick little class to learn how to make your harvest a spiritual and exhilarating experience, while filling the corners of your larder and your psyche!
Required Materials:

No required books or materials.

Important: This class must be taken in late summer or during fall/autumn. The class involves preparing for and settling into autumn, and the activities are relevant to that season.


Estimated Completion Time: 2-4 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Work And Community
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description: This Class is designed to provide an ethical and practical base for applying learned Wizard skills in the ‘real’ world; looking at both types of work performed and the settings in which they are pursued.

Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Cultural Awareness: Australia
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Class Description: ­Description: The finer skills of working with those of differing cultures are among the ones a good Rose Wizard needs to cultivate. The Cultural Awareness class series will take a look at several different cultures around the world to give the student an idea as to how people within these cultures perceive the world around them. This class focuses on Australia.­­
Required Materials:
Required Material:

Access to two or more episodes of one of the following television shows: Kath and Kim (the Australian version), Blue Heelers, McLeod's Daughters, The Man from Snowy River, SeaChange, The Secret Life of Us, Packed to the Rafters;

OR access to any one of the following movies: Muriel's Wedding, The Castle, The Dish, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Crocodile Dundee, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Babe, Strictly Ballroom, Ned Kelly, Australia, A Town Called Alice, Looking for Alibrandi, Kenny or Bran Nue Dae

OR to any one of the following books: Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden, Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner, My Place by Sally Morgan, or It's Raining in Mango by Thea Astley.

**Note - some of the recommended television shows, movies and books are for mature audiences. If you are a youth student, please check with your parents before watching or reading these, or contact me and I will recommend an age appropriate option.
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Estimated Completion Time: 2 - 3 weeks
Prerequisites: ­ None.­
Safety Precautions: ­ None.­
Included Lessons:

Culture Awareness: The United Kingdom
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description:

The finer skills of working with those of differing cultures are among the ones a good Rose Wizard needs to cultivate. The Cultural Awareness class series will take a look at several different cultures around the world to give the student an idea as to how people within these cultures perceive the world around them. This class focuses on the United Kingdom.



Required Materials:

Access to two or more episodes of one of the following- Sherlock, Dr. Who, Torchwood, The Last Enemy, Parade’s End, To the Ends of the Earth, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Black Adder, Red Dwarf, or Primeval or access to any of the Harry Potter movies, or the movie Starter for 10, or access to any of the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, any of the Lucifer Box novels by Mark Gatiss, any of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams, any of the novels by P.G. Wodehouse or Roald Dahl, or any of the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.

     **Note- Parade’s End, To the Ends of the Earth and The Last Enemy are recommended for mature audiences, as are the Lucifer Box novels. Torchwood, Black Adder, Red Dwarf, Starter for 10, Primeval, and A Bit of Fry and Laurie border on the line for mature audiences. Youth students need parental/guardian approval for any of these options, which must be provided to me via email at deanofarchives@gmail.com.



Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeksy
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Reaching Your Goals
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

We all want to reach our goals … but sometimes we seem to be standing in our own way to success. We procrastinate, cannot get motivated, drag our feet, run around in circles getting nothing accomplished … and soon enough we’ll get discouraged and give up! It doesn’t have to be that way, and there are things that we can do, both mundanely and magickally, to break this cycle and get the things done we need to do to reach our goals.


Required Materials:

a desk pad calendar (22”x17”), a way to hang this calendar on a wall, scrap paper for making lists, scotch tape and other basic office supplies, a kitchen timer


Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Rootskeeping 301: Scrapbooking for Wizards
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

Gone are the days of taping some photos into a blank book. As a creative outlet, scrapbooking is a great way to express yourself, preserve a memory and not have to worry about your ability to sketch or paint.  But how can such a craft help an aspiring wizard learn and grow in The Craft?  Oh, in so many ways!

The craft of scrapbooking is not just a way to put down a record of things that have gone by, but a way of continuing the exploration of the subject of the page.  If you haven’t already started one, you will soon start a magickal journal.  But a scrapbook can be so much more than just a journal of thoughts.  It is a record of events, a creative outlet, an exercise in organizational ability and editing!  It is a wonderful source to track your development and a way to give voice to your inner-self.

In this course we will explore some of the nuts and bolts of scrapbooking. Tools, tips, and tricks will be examined as well as some basics that need to be considered before starting any scrapbook page, not the least of which is where you are going to put the page when you are finished!  At the end of this course, you will have at least two pages to start your own wizardly scrapbook.  And trust me, not so many years from now, you will enjoy reviewing those pages and seeing how far you have come! 

Class Objectives

This class will provide the student an opportunity to

  • discover the different types of scrapbooks available,
  • identify the general tools used in scrapbooking,
  • develop the basics of organization,
  • view some ways of looking at design and composition of a scrapbook page,
  • demonstrate bringing all the elements together into one cohesive unit,
  • demonstrate methods of protecting your art when finished, and
  • learn an alternative way to create and maintain a magical journal.

Required Materials:

Students will need access to a craft store that carries scrapbook supplies. They will need to purchase materials to create at least four pages and should also purchase or own a place to hold those pages (an album).  Cost will depend on the student’s design. It might be as little as $10 or as much as $40+! The student will need a camera or a scanner to send pictures of their finished product to the instructor.


Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites:

None 


Safety Precautions:

Scrapbooking uses sharp cutting tools like scissors and paper cutters and caution is advised. Also, some students might use permanent ink pens which will be permanent on more than just paper.  Small embellishments could be a choking hazard to small children and animals. Please use common sense when working with scrapbook supplies and watch out for paper cuts.


Included Lessons:

The Holy Winter Nights
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: Winter— a time when the land darkens and appears to sleep— is also a time when the worlds of spirits and insights seem close. The long, dark months have always provided people with time to retire to their metaphoric caves and reflect upon the cycles of life. The word “holy” means “whole.” In this class, we will use ideas of “holiness” and “wholeness” as a way to help you search for wholeness of spirit and soul and contemplate your relationship with self, other beings, and the universe.

Note: Students will only be admitted to this class during the period around the winter solstice; for students in the Northern hemisphere, this means late November-January while in the Southern hemisphere it will mean late May-July. The class is not difficult, but requires that about 15-20 minutes of work be done on each of 14 consecutive days.




Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 3 weeks (2 weeks of Holy Nights, plus pre- and post-Holy Night activities)
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Magick for Job Hunting
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: Lawrence "Arakeane" Shirley
Class Description: When you are searching for a job, the job search itself should be your job until you have landed the job and have become gainfully employed. Most wizards need to have a mundane job to support themselves and their families. In this class you will learn the ropes to searching for a job in the traditional way, as well as some magickal tricks to support your mundane efforts and give you that extra edge by drawing opportunities to you, magickally removing obstacles in your path, creating good luck charms, etc.



Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
• a zip-up binder,
• several pocket-type sheet protectors,
• an appointment calendar,
• 5 copies of driver’s license,
• 5 copies of social security card,
• 5 copies of professional certifications or licenses if applicable,
• high quality paper and envelopes for resumes and cover letters plus appropriate postage,
• 5 blank, neutral appearance thank-you notes with matching envelopes and appropriate postage.
• Ingredients for magickal spells and charms depending on which ones you use. Please see individual lessons.
Estimated Completion Time: One month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

The Dependable Dean
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

This class is the mandatory class for all Deans, Assistant Deans, those who are training to become a Dean or Assistant Dean, or those who feel they might like the position in the future. In the lessons of this class, you will find the necessary valuable information about the positions of Department Dean and Assistant Department Dean, and how to carry out the duties of these offices proficiently and successfully. This class is only open to those who have been a teacher at the school for at least twelve months, and who have passed the “Nuts & Bolts: Faculty” class, in the Lifeways Department, and who have uploaded two or more original classes within the last twenty-four months. *Under extenuating circumstances, the admins can vote to waive these requirements.* Existing Deans and Assistant Deans are also expected to take and pass this class within a reasonable time period in order to keep their respective positions. In order to pass this class, all students must complete all assignments, and write a new and original class for the department in which they are interested in running. 

Please note that taking and passing this class does not guarantee that a position of Dean or Assistant Dean is going to be offered. 


Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: approximately 12 - 24 weeks
Prerequisites:

See above about extenuating circumstances.

The applicant must have been a faculty member of the school for at least twelve months.

The applicant must have submitted a written request to take the class to the Provost of Colleges, Dean of Faculty and the Dean of Curriculum, declaring in which department they wish to focus, and what qualities they possess that would qualify them for a position of leadership.

The applicant must have passed the “Nuts & Bolts: Faculty” class in the Lifeways Department.

The applicant must have written two original classes in the last two years. 

Finally, the applicant must have passed, or be willing to take (and have room in their schedule to take) “Wizards Don't Whine,” in the Wizardry department, and “Excellence and Ethics in Writing,” in the Lore department, at the same time as taking the Dependable Deans Class.


Safety Precautions: There are no safety precautions. 
Included Lessons:

Lifeways 799a: Practicum
Credits: 2
Level: 7
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

Congratulations! You've almost completed your requirements to become a Pink Wizard. This practicum and its companion class are the pinnacle of that course of study. Here you will learn how to apply what you have learned in your classes to real-life situations. Here you will also lay out and create a significant work pertaining to Lifeways in the form of your Final Project.

This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.



Required Materials:

Access to a hardcopy and an online library


Estimated Completion Time: 3-5 months
Prerequisites:

You must have completed all other requirements for the Lifeways Major and you must also be enrolled in the companion class- Lifeways 799b: Lab

Magister students will not be accepted into this class.


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Lifeways 799b: Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: "Glanecia"
Class Description:

Congratulations! You've almost completed your requirements to become a Pink Wizard. This practicum and its companion class are the pinnacle of that course of study. Here you will learn how to apply what you have learned in your classes to real-life situations. Here you will also lay out and create a significant work of pertaining to Lifeways in the form of your Final Project.

This class does not accept magister students, as it is the culmination of the course of studies of the Apprentice Program.


Required Materials:

Access to a hardcopy or online library


Estimated Completion Time: 3-5 months
Prerequisites:

You must have completed all other requirements for the Lifeways Major and you must also be enrolled in the companion class- Lifeways 799a: Practicum.

Magister students will not be accepted into this class. 


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

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