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White Moon Teachings

White Moon Teachings are a curriculum in personal empowerment and priestess training. The course takes approximately two years to complete, but can be completed in as little as 13 months at an intensive pace. The course is eclectic and Goddess-centered, built upon the foundation of the Women's Spirituality Movement as it has evolved over the last 35 years. This training is open to people of all faiths who are seeking to incorporate the Goddess into their existing spirituality. Curriculum includes Goddess studies, ritual, meditation, prayer, magick, healing, divination, dreams, and astral work. One-on-one instruction and interaction with other students is provided. Graduates of this course are eligible to enroll in a public ministry course and to receive ordination through The Order of The White Moon.

Schools for White Moon Teachings

The Sacred Three Goddess School

Sisters Beneath the Whispering Willows

Sisters of the Rising Moon

The Rainbow Moon (open to trans folks & couples)

Some members of the Order of the White Moon also offer short courses on a variety of topics.

 

White Moon Curriculum

Level I (four months) focuses on Goddess studies, sacred space, ritual, and personal empowerment. The first level essentially serves as a foundation for daily practice. Students observe the seasons, connect with the moon, and begin mediation, energy work, and spell crafting. Both novice and experienced students are required to begin with Level I. In this, and each subsequent level, students create a final project focused on a particular Goddess.

Level II (four months) deepens the study of meditation and energy work and introduces the practice of divination, focusing on the Motherpeace Tarot. This level also contains a strong emphasis on chakra work and self-healing. Level II students choose to follow the Path of Prayer or the Path of Magick.

Level III (five months) strongly emphasizes dream, astral, and shamanic work, and introduces body-based lunar astrology. In addition, students choose three elective areas of study: gemstones, herbs, candle magick, dream work, healing, and Tarot spells. For the last month, students undergo a practical internship in teaching, divination, healing, or prayer.

Students must satisfactorily complete all of the assignments in order to receive course certificates. Levels II & III include some elective course offerings (where students may choose what to study), but most of the course material is required.

Ceremonial Cords and framable Completion Certificates are awarded at no extra cost to those completing each level.

Level I : Initiate, white cord
Level II : Adept, red cord
Level III : Priestess, black cord

Level I graduates automatically become members of The Order of The White Moon or our affiliated Order of the Rainbow Moon.

Tuition is $30-US per 4 weeks of lessons. There is no extra fee for moving through the lessons more slowly. The entire fee for each level is $120-US. (Level III includes one month free.) Students must also buy approximately three textbooks for each course level.

Tuition covers lessons & assignments, personalized instructor evaluation & feedback, and discussion & support from other students. In addition, students will receive audio lessons of guided meditations & exercises. Any other materials needed should be readily available around your house or at a local thrift store. No expensive tools are needed.

Qualifying graduates of Level III may apply to Level IV for public ministry training. Graduates of Level IV are eligible to receive ordination.

 

The Sacred Three Goddess School

The Sacred Three Goddess School The Sacred Three Goddess School offers an 18-month curriculum exploring the Feminine Divine, through lessons designed and written by Rev. Luna Blanca, H.P., the 1999 founder of the White Moon School and the Order of the White Moon, an international eclectic Order of Women dedicated to the Goddess. The school is headed by Rev. Kerritwyn, H.P., who was a Charter Member of the White Moon School, who was elevated to High Priestess in 2000, who was taught directly by Luna Blanca, and who now serves on the Board of Directors and the Ordination Council of the Order of the White Moon. To know Goddess and to walk with Goddess during our lifetimes is tremendously empowering for women, and a source of joy, pleasure, honor and integrity. We are eclectic, offering each woman the right craft her own path, within our shared belief in the Rede, to do no harm, and the Rule of Three, that whatever you send out "comes back" to you. Knowing Goddess enhances any faith tradition, and no student is "required" to abandon her past, to be a member of this community. We offer love, acceptance, healing and en-couragement, as we go forward, together.

 

Sisters Beneath the Whispering Willows

Beneath the Whispering Willows

Sisters Beneath the Whispering Willows is a daughter school of the Order of the White Moon.  Co-founded by Moonwater Ashwood and Lady Zephyr, it is open to all women that are 18 years of age and older.  We offer a unique combination of inspiration and guidance within the 18 month format of the Traditional White Moon lessons.  We are an eclectic school, combining various aspects of the Goddess, welcoming women from all backgrounds, walks of life, and faiths.

 

Sisters of the Rising Moon

Rising Moon Sisters of the Rising Moon is a daughter school of the Order of the White Moon, based in Arlington, Virginia. High Priestess Ka Wahine Ahi wishes to share the liberation, empowerment and ecstasy of the Goddess with all women seekers.

 

The Rainbow Moon

The Rainbow Moon The Rainbow Moon is a sister order of The Order of the White Moon. Kerritwyn, head of the Order, is an H.P. who completed the White Moon School coursework and was ordained in the Order of the White Moon in December of 2000. The curriculum for the Rainbow Moon School is the same as taught in other OWM schools, with additional material added for TV/CD/TG/TS transgendered seekers. Legal Ordination for students who complete Level IV will be provided by affiliation with the Order of the White Moon, pursuant to Resolution #3 of the Board of Directors. Kerritwyn is a genetic woman married to an MTF transgendered parter. This online school is open to MTF transgendered students and their wives or girlfriends aged 18 or older.

 

Short Courses

Music & The Divine

Taught by HP Moonwater Chalcedony Ashwood
Duration: 4 weeks
Tuition: $30

Music. It permeates our modern lives. On the radio. On television. In movies. We carry it with us on our phones and mp3 players. We can find it in the laughter of a friend, in bird songs on the wind. Sometimes it simply pops into our heads and we find ourselves humming an unknown tune.

In this four week mini-course, we will explore our relationship with music, ourselves, and the Divine.

Lesson 1 will focus on music as a cleansing tool.
Lesson 2 will involve music as a guided meditation.
Lesson 3 will dwell on the relationship between music, dance, and the kundalini.
And Lesson 4 will conclude with a discussion on music as messages from the Divine.

There are no prerequisites or textbooks for this course. See the Beneath Whispering Willows website to sign up.

 

Writing for the Goddess

Taught by HP Moonwater Chalcedony Ashwood
Duration: 4 weeks
Tuition: $20

How do you write for the Goddess?  How can you put into words what She helps you to see, feel, and experience?  Can you share such things with others, or inspire them to take their own journeys?  This is what we'll be learning how to do in the coming weeks.  In this four week course, we'll be examining a different writing style each week, and seeing how it can be used to write Goddess-inspired pieces.  Whether you're an experienced writer or a curious beginner, anyone can learn to write for the Goddess!

May the Muses touch your heart and inspire your mind!

There are no prerequisites or textbooks for this course. See the Beneath Whispering Willows website to sign up.