Tír na nÓg Temple
New Temple Class Changes
Since the beginning of Temple Classes in March of 2012 our goal has been to educate those with an interest in Earth Spiritualist practices. We share our combined experiences through teaching classes, workshops and hosting events in which the student can obtain a deeper understanding of ceremonies and rituals.
We endeavor to provide the student with the best experience possible and to maintain the integrity of the information shared. It is to this goal that we continue to make changes to the program that will benefit the greater community.
Instead of an 8 week program consisting of 16 hours worth of theory and practical experiences, we will be offering weekend intensive workshops.
Beginning at 10am on Saturday and running until 6pm on a Sunday, we will cover the previous curriculum (16 hours) in a condensed format. This allows those unable to travel back and forth great distances over an 8 week time period to join us for a weekend intensive where they would not previously been able to participate.
We feel this new program provides these benefits:
- The new schedule opens up dates to attend events. Oftentimes with the previous schedule participants had to choose between attending classes or attending New Moons, Full Moons and Sabbats, which meant traveling to the temple for 4-5 events per month.
- Less time spent commuting and less cancellations due to weather, storms, snow, etc.
- Same amount of class time spent together but more community time for meeting others at our events.
- Instead of one teacher per class, there will be 2-3 teachers during the workshop. Temple Elders are then given a chance to participate in your education and community development. All in all, you will have more interaction with a greater number of experienced individuals.
- Access to more information in a shorter time span provides a firm foundation as opposed to being given bits and pieces over time. This means more continuity in learning.
- These new weekend workshops include an overnight accommodation which provides additional time to get to know one another and form friendships that nurture community.
The weekend intensive workshop includes an invitation to initiate into Tirnanog Temple should the participant choose to, as well as admission to monthly Sabbats and/or New Moon, Full Moon ceremonies.
The class cost is $110.00 for the weekend intensive, this includes a breakfast, lunch and a dinner during the weekend, as well as beverages and snacks. On site sharing accommodation is included.
To be considered registered, one must provide a non-refundable deposit of $40.00 with the remaining balance due one week prior to the workshop. The minimum number of students to hold a weekend intensive is 6, with a maximum of 10 people. In the event of a cancellation due to an emergency, a credit will be offered towards a future class.
Additional information, along with the event location will be provided upon your registration.
Temple Two Curriculum
Temple Level Two - Practical - As Temple One was the theoretical beginning to Temple, the level two classes make up the practical part of learning ceremony and ritual. After initiation into Temple, the new members take the lead in conducting ceremonies for the community in presenting the Wheel of The Year. New Moons and Full Moons are assigned to students in teams and the theory is now put into practice. (Temple One Intensives are a prerequisite before attending the Temple Two Intensive.
Introduction to Spellwork
We discuss when to use a spell and how to activate it. Guidelines and ethics are discussed as well as the energy systems used to send it out. Students will design a spell in class and are assisted by the instructor.
Ethics are the once again the topic as how they cast a shadow on the spell. We discuss the differences between sympathetic, comparative and directive magick as well as several other types.
Ancestor worship is a fundamental part of the earth spiritualists path. We honor those that have gone before by studying how they lived their lives. We gather knowledge and hold them close. We discuss genealogy and give advice on how to begin your journey, as well as several examples of ceremony/rituals/traditions that we can use to honor them.
Connecting to Spirit Guides & Power Animals
We work between the worlds and have helpers in many Realms and/or Otherworlds. Whether you call it your Guides, Guardians or Angels. We will be discussing how to contact and connect with them so they may aid us in our journeys. This is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to a shamanic path.
Gods & Goddesses - Paradigm Shift
What do you believe? Which God do you follow? What pantheons appeal to you? We take time to watch a short video and discuss the origins of Christianity vs the Old Gods & Goddesses. We will discuss connecting to a deity.
Beyond the Veil - Divination System
Through the use of divination systems we allow ourselves to connect to the Otherworlds in ways that differ from shamanism, This complements the work being done with your Guides, Guardians or Angels or power animals. We will discuss Earth, Air , Fire and Water divination as well as Tarot, Runes, Witches Runes & Oghams.
Mediumship /Channeling /Trance Work
Learn the differences between mediumship and channeling. Who is in the drivers seat? How do you know who you are talking to? Advice on connecting and staying grounded and protected through these interactions with spirit. How to share the info you receive. Shamanism techniques are also discussed.
Talismans & Amulets - Incense & Herbs
Have you ever experienced stones falling out of your jewelry, or your jewelry simply breaking? Energy is an important part of working with Talismans and Amulets. Learn what the differences between them are, how to use them and how to make and design them specifically for you. Also Incense and Herbs are studied and the students are encouraged to make incense in this class to take home.
Introduction to Energy Work
Join us as explore different types of modalities, learn to raise and manipulate energy for healing for ourselves as well as others. Taught by Reiki Masters.