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24 Mar 2017, 5:04 am

Department of Lore Class Listing

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


Writing and Citing: How to Not Plagiarize
Credits: 1
Level: 1
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description: Much of the classwork in the Grey School of Wizardry involves writing essays. Wizards are scholars; reading and writing are our two most fundamental skills. This class instructs you­ on how to write your essays ethically and honestly by avoiding plagiarism, and how to cite your sources correctly.­
Required Materials: None.­
Estimated Completion Time: 1 week, if that
Prerequisites: None.­
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Path of the Lorekeeper
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description:

Lore is all about the collection, cultivation, and dissemination of knowledge. It covers a broad range of areas, from myth and legend to archaeology and history. Lorekeepers are also storytellers, both of existing stories and creating new ones. This class will give you a brief overview of all the things that go into being a Lorekeeper. It will also help you to understand the role of the Lorekeeper in the wider world. Lorekeepers take on a variety of roles, depending on their training and interests. You will find them as professors/teachers, as archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. You may also find them working in libraries and archives, or doing preservation and restoration work. Lastly, you will find Lorekeepers among the novelists, the scriptwriters and the directors, helping to make new mythology and open the doors to new (or past) worlds.



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

The Mythic Feminine
Credits: 3
Level: 1
Instructor: "Xenia Dragonseye"
Class Description:

Most of the great stories tell of the adventures of heroines, who journeyed on legendary quests, had wonderful adventures, and accomplished amazing things. Many of these people actually lived, though the tales of their deeds grew in the telling! In this class, we will take a look at the Heroine’s Journey and at a few different types of heroines, along with examples of each.



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

The Mythic Masculine
Credits: 2
Level: 1
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description:

Most of the great stories tell of the adventures of heroes, who journeyed on legendary quests, had wonderful adventures, and accomplished amazing things. Many of these people actually lived, though the tales of their deeds grew in the telling! In this class, we will take a look at the Hero’s Journey and at a few different types of heroes, along with examples of each.



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

Blessings of Bragi: An Introduction to Myth and Legend
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: Myths and legends abound in every culture the world over. They teach us the values of the cultures they hail from and the recording and relating of myths and legends are a good Lorekeeper’s trade-in-stock. This class will present an overview of myths and legends from around the world, allowing the potential Lorekeeper to ‘get their feet wet’, so to speak.

Required Materials: Access to internet or library book sources.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Excellence and Ethics in Writing
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Bonnie "Artemis Aedhlynn" Englant
Class Description: As a G­rey School student, you’re facing a LOT of writing. As you progress in your education—both magical and mundane—the ability to compose a good paper will become imperative. Having a healthy vocabulary and a way with words is a good start, but that’s only part of the task! This class focuses on organization, effective research techniques, discerning the reliable resources from the shady ones, avoiding plagiarism, and citing your sources correctly.
Required Materials: ­Textbook: The Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard­
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of Writing and Citing: How to Not Plagiarise (Lore, L1)­.
Safety Precautions: None.­
Included Lessons:

Gargoyles 201
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

Have you ever looked up and seen strange creatures clinging to the sides of buildings, or balancing atop church spires? Have you wondered what they were doing, what they symbolized, who made them, and how they got there? Join me as we take a tour through the land of the Gargoyle. You’ll explore everything from the symbolism to the construction to the meaning and magick of this splendid art form.




 


Required Materials:

Gargoyles- From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry, by Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker. This is available inexpensively online (Amazon.com, etc.) and may also be purchased inexpensively directly from Prof. Moonwriter. Contact her for ordering information. This book will be used for all of the classes in the “Gargoyles” series. (At this time, the book is not available from Magick Alley, but we’re going to work on that!)


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

Gods of All Nations
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: The word pantheon means “all the gods.” The pantheon of each culture is its own particular “family” of gods and goddesses which are honored and worshipped by that people. In this Class, I have selected only a few of the many Pantheons in the world.
Required Materials:

Students will need access to the following movies:

 Stargate (1994)

and one of the below

 Disney's Hercules (1997)

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)


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

Harry Potter 201 (was 101)
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description: For this class the students will be expected to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and see how this story and the wisdom contained within can be related to real life wizardry.
Required textbooks or materials: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone By J.K. Rowling, The Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: Two to four months.
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Introduction to Faerie
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Anne Duthers
Class Description: Faerie is the closest realm to ours, bordering on both The Dreaming and the Mundane World. Faerie is also close to the realm of the dead, to the voices of the ancestors, and it is connected to the divine aspect of ourselves. Through Faerie we may contact sacred power more directly. We enter into a realm where gods and goddesses are quite real and may speak to us. Success in this course depends on the completion of three essay exercises and a multiple choice final exam.(See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 303-304; 320-323)
Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Listening to Legends 201: The Silmarillion
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: You will listen to *or* read The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien. It is a creation tale of five stories: Ainulindalë, the harmonic and discordant music of the Ainur and the manifestation of Arda; Valaquenta, the tale of the Valar, describing each of the Powers; Quenta Silmarillion, history until the First Age; Akallabêth, the Second Age, with the rise and fall of Númenor; Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age, recounting the Rings of Power and the War of the Ring. These colossal tales -- orchestrated by Primordial Wizards -- also depict races (Elves, Men, Dwarves, Ents, Orcs, and more!) and power struggles between the dark and light; the free and enslaved; plus the perpetrators and watchers. This is an excellent class for students who learn best by listening, and for those developing their listening skills, which is important for all colors of magick.
Required Materials: Journal or notepad with writing implements, The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien, which you can read in paperback version. (Houghton Mifflin; 2 edition, April 2001)*or* listen to via audiobook, which you may purchase instead. In such case, you will need: a computer connected to cable internet with web access, MP3 player (in your computer, MS media player or Apple media player) access.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 - 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Seven Wonders of the World 201
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: In this class we will explore the classical “Seven Wonders of Antiquity” as well as a number of other sculptures and buildings that deserve to be considered “Wonders”, as well.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

The History of the Ogham
Credits: 3
Level: 2
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description:

This class is an academic look at the history of the ogham. Starting with an overview of the ogham, this class focuses on the *real* uses of the ogham and shows many examples of those uses. It also includes sections on resources for research and working with the Old Irish found in the extant examples. 


Required Materials:

The book, Ogham: The Secret Language of the Druids" by Rev. Skip Ellison is required reading for this course. ISBN - 097656811X. It can be ordered through all the major book distributors and Amazon.

Much of the class is based on online resources, but if you can read the books in lesson 2 on source materials, it will be a plus and will greatly improve your understanding of the oghams!


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

The Other Worlds
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Rosencruz"
Class Description: We live in a multiverse of infinite worlds and possibilities. In addition to the Mundane world we inhabit with our physical bodies and share with each other, there are non-physical or astral realms of Dream, Myth, Imagination and Story. Some of these are also shared with others, and some we may have all to ourselves. In this Class, we will explore the some of these non-physical worlds. In this class, we can do such things as visit the world tree, ride on the back of the Great Turtle, and even descend into Hell and return! (See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 303-309)


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

The Others
Credits: 2
Level: 2
Instructor: "Rosencruz"
Class Description: THE OTHERS (1+)
(See Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, pp. 318-322)
Class Description: Today there is only one species of humanity on the planet—homo sapiens sapiens. However, in former times there were other humanoid species as well—and some people consider that remnants may still survive. But even among members of our own human species, there can be a greater range of physical forms than most people realize. In this Class we will learn of some of these “Others.”


Required Materials: Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard
Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Exploring the Sacred/Magical Landscapes
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: "Rosencruz"
Class Description: This Class is designed to give students a general overview of various types of sacred sites with certain specific sites explored briefly. These sites were and are still often used for ritual use by different groups be they Pagan or Christian or other. These locations have deep spiritual significance but are also known as places of great magical power. The spirits of time and place are very important to ritual construction and herein some of the places and their spirits are discussed. This favors both an academic and hands on approach to the subject. In order to complete this course you will be required to complete 7 essays, 2 homework assignments, as well as a final examination.
Required Materials: None
Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Land of Ice and Fire: Norse Myth
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

This class looks at the Norse gods and goddesses and a small selection of Norse mythology. 

Course Objectives

After completing the course, the student will be able to

  • Identify several popular themes and ideas in the Norse literary tradition.
  • Provide a general explanation of the pantheon, people, and places which are common in Norse mythology.
  • Identify the lessons, values, and morals found in Norse mythology.
  • Identify a Norse myth not presented in class and discuss how it fits with other Norse myths and what values or morals it conveys.
  • Locate, identify, and discuss a variation on a popular Norse myth and compare and contrast the differences.

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:

Lost Worlds 301: Intro to Archaeology
Credits: 3
Level: 3
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description: ‘Time, the endless frontier. This is the element of the archaeologist. Their mission? To explore lost worlds and lost civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone for thousands of years.’ This class will cover the history of archaeology, dating techniques, archaeological excavations, and an overview of experimental archaeology, underwater archaeology, and the ethics of archaeological work. Come, let’s walk through the corridors of time and explore humanity’s past. This class is the prerequisite to Cradles of Civilizations, Old World Archaeology and New World Archaeology.
Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Seven Wonders 301: Cave Art, Murals, Sculptures
Credits: 2
Level: 3
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: In this class, you will learn about cave art, murals and sculptures that can be considered “Wonders of the World”.

Course objectives:

a. To become familiar with cave art

b. To become familiar with famous sculptures

c. To learn some of the environmental influences that threaten the artwork’s survival

d. To learn some of the UNESCO Heritage of Mankind

e. To use your knowledge to compile your own list of 7 Wonders of Cave Art and Sculptures
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about one moth
Prerequisites: Seven Wonders of the World 201.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Folklore 401: Introduction to Narrative Forms
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: Folklore comprises the unrecorded traditions of a people. It takes a wide variety of forms. One of the most common—narrative folklore—includes myths, legends, and folktales. By learning a systematic approach to narrative folklore, the student will embrace and decipher the folklore of various peoples, and will gain insight into what people believe is important enough to preserve from one generation to the next, and from one person to another. Finally, the student will consider this knowledge in terms of its magickal applications.
Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites:
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Jediism 401: Introduction to Jedi Knighthood
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description:

This class introduces the requirements for becoming a Jedi Knight. You will be given some examples of how others have accomplished this; what it means to be a knight. I will assign projects that can be considered basic “tests” along your path to becoming a Jedi Knight with the goal of ultimately becoming a master.

The class will also cover some Jedi philosophy, religious aspects, and hands on techniques that Jedi Knights can use. In this regard, the class acts as a pointer to other resources available for further investigation and work.

Class Lessons:

1.      Introduction and Syllabus

2.      What it means to be a Knight

3.      Becoming a Knight

4.      Jedi Philosophy and Religion

5.      Scientific Backing

6.      Dealing with Sith and Other Practical Applications

7.      Conclusion and Final Exam


Required Materials: Access to the Internet
Estimated Completion Time: 6 to 8 weeks
Prerequisites:

Jedi Wizards (L4)


Safety Precautions:

There are no safety warnings

 

 

 


Included Lessons:

Lost Worlds 401: Cradles of Civilization
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

‘Time, the endless frontier. This is the element of the archaeologist. Their mission? To explore lost worlds and lost civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone for thousands of years.’ This class will cover the earliest beginnings of human history. Come, let’s walk through the corridors of time and explore humanity’s past.


Required Materials:

Access to a copy of the book 'Epic of Gilgamesh' and access to a copy of the movie 300.


Estimated Completion Time: Estimated 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites:
Safety Precautions:

Lost Worlds 301: Introduction to Archaeology


Included Lessons:

Nomadic Wizards: Literature 403
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: As you read through the book associated with this class—a work of fiction entitled Noma­dic Wizards—you'll take a literary journey through the experiences of a proud nomadic people. You'll find that wizards may have great powers, but that those who would be the greatest among them must understand where and when the elements of knowledge, wisdom, and leadership play their respective parts.

The magickal adventures encountered by this group of young wizards may take volumes to recount. This first telling of their mystical discoveries stands as a strong introduction for those who may want to learn more about these industrious mortal creators.

This class requires the writing of 11 essays that correspond with the reading of the book.
Required Materials: Nomadic Wizards (eBook or paperback copy may be purchased for keeping in your personal library, or an eBook copy may be requested from me at no charge, specifically and ­only toward the completion of this class (all copyright conditions remain in play). Use Amazon.com to purchase a copy, or email Earthdrum@live.com to request a "shared" copy for the duration of the class.
Estimated Completion Time: 8 Weeks
Prerequisites: None­.
Safety Precautions: None­.
Included Lessons:

Seven Wonders 401: Secular Buildings
Credits: 2
Level: 4
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: In the class Seven Wonders of the World 201 you learned about the Seven World Wonders of Antiquity. Two of those structures were sculptures, the Colossus at Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and additional sculptures as well as cave art and murals were covered in the class Seven Wonders of the World 301. A couple of the Wonders, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon and the Lighthouse at Alexandria, were secular buildings. In this class, we will learn about secular buildings through the ages. You will become familiar with a variety of buildings ranging from canals to bridges, palaces to aqueducts and ultimately compile you own list of Seven Wonders of secular buildings. The classes Seven Wonders of the World 201 and 301 are prerequisites for this class.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: Seven Wonders of the World 201; Seven Wonders 301: Cave Art, Murals, Sculptures
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizards of the Force (Formerly Jedi Wizards)
Credits: 3
Level: 4
Instructor: Randall "Silvermane" Bainbridge
Class Description: Star Wars is a mythic adventure story of the Jedi Order, who strive to promote peace and instill justice in the Star Wars universe. This class will explore the Jedi as futuristic Wizard­s who use the Force to battle against the Sith.
Required Materials: There will be several book­s to read, most of them very short, and a movie to watch. All required texts should be available through your local library.

Specifically, the following reading assignments are part of the class:

Jude Watson’s Legacy of the Jedi

At least three books of Jude Watson’s the Jedi Apprentice series. You must read #1 The Rising Force,#7 The Captive Temple, and #14 The Ties that Bind. Additional reading is encouraged, not required.

#1 The Rising Force

#2 The Dark Rival

#3 The Hidden Past

#4The Mark of the Crown

#5 The Defenders of the Dead

#6 The Uncertain Path

#7 The Captive Temple

#8 The Day of Reckoning

#9 The Fight for Truth

#10 The Shattered Peace

#11 The Deadly Hunter

#12 The Evil Experiment

#13 The Dangerous Rescue

#14 The Ties That Bind

#15 The Death of Hope

#16 The Call to Vengeance

#17 The Only Witness

#18 The Threat Within

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At least three books of Jude Watson’s the Jedi Quest series. You must read ­#1 The Way of the Apprentice, #7 The Moment of Truth, and ­#10 The Final Showdown. Additional reading is encouraged, not required.

Path to Truth

#1 The Way of the Apprentice

• ­#2 The Trail of the Jedi

#3 The Dangerous Games

#4 The Master of Disguise

#5 The School of Fear

#6 The Shadow Trap

#7 The Moment of Truth

#8 The Changing of the Guard

#9 The False Peace

#10 The Final Showdown

Star Wars movie: Revenge of the Sith.

Matthew Stover's Shatterpoint, A Clone War Novel


Estimated Completion Time: Estimated time for completion: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: None.­
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Folklore 501: Land Lore of the Cascade Range
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: Folklore comprises the stories and traditions of a people, and often tells the story of the creation of a people or of the place in which they live. In this class, we will study the stories told by aboriginal peoples of the Pacific Northwest (United States), comparing the people's creation myths and legends with the actual geology of the place. After doing so, we will consider the real and mystical aspects of “place” and the importance of storytelling.


Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time: 4-6 weeks
Prerequisites: Folklore 401: Introduction to Narrative Forms
Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Lost Worlds 501: Old World Archaeology
Credits: 3
Level: 5
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

‘Time, the endless frontier. This is the element of the archaeologist. Their mission? To explore lost worlds and lost civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone for thousands of years.’ This class will cover the archaeology of Europe, Africa and Asia. Come, let’s walk through the corridors of time and explore humanity’s past.


Required Materials: Access to a hardcopy and online library and access to a copy of the movie Alexander (2004, directed by Oliver Stone).
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites:

Completion of Lost Worlds 301: Introduction to Archaeology


Safety Precautions:
Included Lessons:

Seven Wonders 501: Religious Buildings
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Guy "silverlocke" Teague
Class Description: In the class Seven Wonders of the World 201 you learned about the Seven World Wonders of Antiquity. Two of those structures were sculptures, the Colossus at Rhodes and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and additional sculptures as well as cave art and murals were covered in the class Seven Wonders of the World 301. A couple of the Wonders, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon and the Lighthouse at Alexandria, were secular buildings and additional secular buildings were covered in the class Seven Wonders of the World 401. The remaining buildings of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity, the Great Pyramid, the Artemis Temple at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, were religious buildings. In this class, we will learn about other religious buildings through the ages. You will become familiar with a variety of buildings ranging from tombs to temples, churches to medicine wheels and ultimately compile you own list of Seven Wonders of religious buildings. The classes Seven Wonders of the World 201, 301, and 401 are prerequisites for this class. This is the last class in the course, and the final exam of the course will consist of compiling your own list of “Seven Wonders of the World”.


Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: about one month
Prerequisites: Seven Wonders of the World 201; Seven Wonders 301: Cave Art, Murals, Sculptures; Seven Wonders 401: Secular Buildings
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Shapers of History 501: Richelieu
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description:

Grey Wizards are the keepers of lore and history. This class will take an in-depth look at the life of one of history’s most influential people- L’Eminence Rouge, Cardinal Armand de Richelieu.



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

Wizardly Tales of Ancient Wales 501
Credits: 2
Level: 5
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: Wizards, in general, are consummate storytellers. In so doing, they provide lessons for those whom they pretend to entertain and preserve the lore and history of cultures long passed or passing through. It is always helpful, therefore, to have access to meaningful stories which we may learn and tell others during our life journeys. The Mabinogion is probably the one of the most important cycles of stories of ancient Celtic culture and is thought by many to form some of the groundwork for many Arthurian legends. This class covers branches I and II of the Mabinogion and is a prerequisite for Wizardly Tales of Ancient Wales II. Passing this course requires the successful completion of 6 essays, plus a multiple choice final exam.
Required Materials: Access to the stories in the Mobinogion. This can be either through the many different versions published or through web sources, such as www.sacred-texts.com, http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/index.htm. 
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: None
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Lost Worlds 601: New World Archaeology
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:

‘Time, the endless frontier. This is the element of the archaeologist. Their mission? To explore lost worlds and lost civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone for thousands of years.’ This class will cover the archaeology of the Americas and the South Pacific. Come, let’s walk through the corridors of time and explore humanity’s past.



Required Materials:

Access to a copy of the movie Apocalypto. This movie can be found through Netflix or at most video-rental places.



Estimated Completion Time: 4 to 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of Lost Worlds 301: Introduction to Archaeology
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Secrets of Newgrange
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: The Irish passage tomb of Newgrange—a huge earthen mound encompassing artifacts, astronomical function, carved stones, an ancient circle, and funerary remains--was built over 5000 years ago, long before the better-known monument, Stonehenge. But what is Newgrange? Who built it? What was it for? In this class we will examine Newgrange from several different perspectives, reflecting on its multiple meanings and its magick. The class work includes essay, creative work, reading, and personal research and exploration.
Required Materials:
Estimated Completion Time:
Prerequisites:
Safety Precautions:
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Who Were the Celts and Druids?
Credits: 3
Level: 6
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: This class gives a lot of in-depth information on the Celtic people, and the Druids. By taking it, you will learn more about the people, and most importantly, how we know what we do about them. It ends by showing where you can find out more about them.
Required Materials: All reading assignments can be found on the Internet.
Estimated Completion Time: Three to Five weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Wizardly Tales of Ancient Wales 601
Credits: 2
Level: 6
Instructor: Robert Lee "Skip" Ellison
Class Description: Wizards, in general, are consummate storytellers. In so doing, they provide lessons for those whom they pretend to entertain and preserve the lore and history of cultures long passed or passing through. It is always helpful, therefore, to have access to meaningful stories which we may learn and tell others during our life journeys. The Mabinogion is probably the one of the most important cycles of stories of ancient Celtic culture and is thought by many to form some of the groundwork for many Arthurian legends. This class is a continuation of Wizardly Tales of Wales I and explores branches III and IV of these stories through retelling and brief analysis. After finishing this course successfully, it is anticipated that the student will have gained a familiarity with these stories and a rather keen insight into some of the deeper messages they contain. Wizardly Tales of Wales I is a prerequisite for this course. No exceptions will be made. Passing this course requires the successful completion of 5 essays, plus a multiple choice final exam.
Required Materials: Access to the stories in the Mobinogion. This can be either through the many different versions published or through web sources, such as www.sacred-texts.com, http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/index.htm. 
Estimated Completion Time: 1 month
Prerequisites: Wizardly Tales of Wales I
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

Literature 705: The Urban Shaman
Credits: 2
Level: 7
Instructor: "KatyRavensong"
Class Description:

Not all magickal experiences can be taught or anticipated. Sometimes we are just thrust into a place where we have to fly by the seat of our pants, following our instincts, and trusting a higher power that we are doing the right thing. In this class, students will read the novel The Urban Shaman and use it to explore other realms and beings from those realms, and the impact that they can have on our physical reality. This fictional work is a very good example of how shamanic practices can be put to use in a contemporary, urban, and very real setting.


Required Materials:

The Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy, ISBN 0-373-80223-4


Estimated Completion Time: 2 - 4 weeks
Prerequisites:

There are no pre-requisites.


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

Lorekeeping 799a: Practicum
Credits: 2
Level: 7
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description:

Congratulations! You've almost completed your requirements to become a Lorekeeper. 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 Lore 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 both a hard-copy and online library.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-5 months
Prerequisites:

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

 Magister students will not be accepted into this class.


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Lorekeeping 799b: Lab
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Frank "Hibou" Boimare III
Class Description:

Congratulations! You've almost completed your requirements to become a Lorekeeper. 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 Lore 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 hard-copy and online library.
Estimated Completion Time: 3-5 months
Prerequisites:

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

Magister students will not be accepted into this class. 


Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Lost Worlds 701: Frauds, Hoaxes and Fringe Archaeology
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: James "Lloydiarth" Lloyd
Class Description:
Required Materials:

‘Time, the endless frontier. This is the element of the archaeologist. Their mission? To explore lost worlds and lost civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone for thousands of years.’ This class will cover fringe archaeology, as well as hoaxes and frauds within the field.



Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: Completion of Lost Worlds 301: Introduction to Archaeology and at least one other Lost Worlds class.
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

The Development of European Magic
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: Modern Western magick has recognizable roots in ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and Middle Eastern magickal practice. The purpose of this class is threefold. The first is to provide an overview of the debate over the definition of magic, to the present time. The second is to contribute to that debate by making a personal judgement on its import and suggesting a possible resolution to it. The third is to employ the conceptual framework suggested, to map out a general history of complex ritual magic in Europe and attempt to explain what might be distinctive about it and how it developed. This course is open to all L7 students but due to its technical nature is likely to be of more interest to those Majoring in Lore. Successful completion of this class is contingent upon completing 8 essay tests, many of which require outside research and a 25-question multiple choice final exam.
Required Materials: None.
Estimated Completion Time: 4 weeks
Prerequisites: None.
Safety Precautions: None.
Included Lessons:

Welsh Mythology: The Owl Service
Credits: 3
Level: 7
Instructor: Eliana "Elthadrail" Vehar
Class Description: This class will study one of the four branches of the Mabinogi, being the story of Math Son of Mathonwy. It will study, in depth, the characters of Math, Gwydion, Arianhrod, Lleu, Gronw and Blodeuedd. It will also compare the stories of Math and The Owl Service, a novel based upon the original myth, along with their themes, similarities and differences. The students will be required to complete 9 assignments and 1 multiple choice final exam.

Required Materials: The Mabinogion (Any translation is acceptable)
The Owl Service by Alan Garner
Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Companion for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
Estimated Completion Time: Between 4 and 6 weeks.
Prerequisites: Wizardly Tales of Ancient Wales I & II
Safety Precautions: None
Included Lessons:

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