Originally this section was titled 'and you thought college was bad' which I did,
until I got into nursing school. And just like in college, I kept having experiences
in nursing school that gave me ideas about how I would teach the Craft. On that
read the scare-off speeches if you haven't allready.
This is so not the type of learning that is right for everyone's Craft
experience. I think I can honestly say that 99% of the Gardnerians I talk to
think it's extreeme, unworkable and unrealistic. Those are the printable comments .
We teach and work in the following four areas: Myth and Symbolism, History of
the Craft, Religion, Ethics and Culture, and Dreams, Altered States and Magic.
These four areas address concepts central to religion and spiritual practice.
initiation, we use them to address needed groundwork. After initiation, we use
them to address the specifics of the Gardnerian path. In our group
path there are three 'levels': Pre-initiate (working toward initiation), initiate
(sometimes called 'First Degree' abbreviated 1*), Second Degree and Third Degree.
The areas of study do not change. The materials used do, and the level of understanding