A Diary of a Wiccan Teacher

Nov 08

 
Dear Diary,


I love my pets, honestly I do. They’re my furry kids and they’re important so they’re always around when my students are here for a teaching circle. But I think they also add a new dimension to each teaching event. What I mean is:
 
The dog is more interested in a student’s crutch than he is in getting locked in the other room.


Cats ALWAYS know which student doesn’t like cats...


White and grey cat hair magically deposits itself on my students’ black clothing even though my cats are not white. What the?!


The dog does not understand the concept of being cut into the circle no matter how many times I teach him and instead insists on blundering through anyway.
Incense does not smother the smell of a cat fart dam it!


The dog’s beautiful, soulful eyes do not make up for the slobber he dribbles onto my lap while waiting patiently for an agape treat.
 
Good job I love them anyway!
Smiles,
Amethyst

 

Oak and Mistletoe News

I'm proud to announce some great improvements and changes going on in the world of Oak and Mistletoe.
Please come and visit us to check it out. It will be changing lots over the next month as all the new areas are rolled out.

As a result of moving away from the tradition I loved and was associated with until recently, I'm now free to do all the wonderful things with Wicca and Witchcraft that I've wanted to but wasn't allowed to so Oak and Mistletoe is now blossoming.

Our biggest news is the new, free, interactive, online school for Wiccan students which opens in about two weeks. Students will have personal video or phone conversations with me, podcasted meditations and lots of activities to do so they learn how to 'do' their religion instead of just learning 'about' their religion. That's great news and has been a dream of mine for some time.

To subsidise the free school, I've created a merchandise area at:

http://www.oakandmistletoe.com.au/oak-and-mistletoe-goodies/

I'll be adding handmade wands, athames and altar tools there soon so bookmark it to keep on top of the goodies. Also a Bookshop at:

http://www.oakandmistletoe.com.au/oak-and-mistletoe-bookshop/

where I'm selling my new book for Wiccan students and a growing host of other materials. I've also registered a Wiccan publishing company from which we'll publish other Wiccan's work for them too.

Lastly, I've finally managed to upload the photos of me at Stonehenge last year when I was blessed to be given the opportunity to do a private ritual inside the stones on the new moon of November last
year. A glorious event that I'll never forget.


http://www.oakandmistletoe.com.au/amethyst-at-stonehenge-2007/

The school will be opening inside the next two weeks or so behind the scenes the website is bubbling and bustling like crazy ready for the big release! The lessons which will lead to the First Degree will be
free so any purchases anyone makes from the bookshop and the Goodies shop makes will help subsidise the lessons for those students. My dream has been do to give ethical, great quality learning experiences
for people unable to learn from a coven but I wanted them to learn in a personally supported environment rather than just some blind, cold internet service.

Hopefully Oak and Mistletoe will acheive that dream. Wish me luck!

Big smiles,
Amethyst

www.oakandmistletoe.com.au