A seeker in religions is a person trying to see what they believe so they ‘seek’ out information on the different religions and eventually find what they are looking for. For those imbedded in Pagan community one might wonder who is looking? We often forget there is a steady stream of people, young and old, who are looking for a meaningful expression of their spiritual beliefs outside of main stream religions. Sometimes seekers are looking for help clarifying what they really do believe. Seeker classes serve an important function; giving people new to Pagan experience an overview of what the Pagan world looks like and encompasses.
Learn the basics of Wicca from ethics and basic protection work to spellwork and ritual creation. We will cover energy work, use of herbs and stones, and more in this once a month class series. To finish out the course, participants will write and perform a final ritual. Everyone will also leave with resources to either continue a solitary path or find the coven that is right for them. Class is provided by Wellspring Coven from Minneapolis. 3rd Thursday of each month, starting October 16th, 2014. $65 Cost covers entire year – 13 month commitment required.
Elements of Magic 101, Six Sessions in Six Months begins this Saturday, Sept 13th. “All are welcome to join us. If you are new to Reclaiming and wish to be a more active participant in our practices and understandings this will be a very good way to learn the basics of our Tradition. We will meet once a month over 6 months exploring, learning and deepening the foundational arts, magics, and practices of Reclaiming. Some of the topics that we will be looking at are; grounding, shielding, personal practice, shaping intentions, spell crafting, divination, ritual format and skills, prayer beads, labyrinths, the Seven Sacred Voices, nurturing our relationships with Mystery, altar building and an overview of Reclaiming’s history. We will also closely examine our one core document that informs everything that we do, The Principals of Unity. We will explore all of these topics and more, using the tools of conscious thought, trance journeying, discussion, rune and tarot work, song, chant, and other voice skills, and the mystery that we are bodies, and that all of the magical tools that we need our already a part of our beings.”
Since September the Wiccan Church of Minnesota ( WiCoM )has been doing a series of six seekers’ classes. We meet every second and fourth Wednesday evening at a St. Paul restaurant that has a meeting room to rent. The purpose of the class is to give students just a taste of what Wicca is about and some very basic information about other Pagan paths. We also touch upon the history of Wicca, our church in particular, ethics, ritual, and energy work. At the end of our classes it is hoped that students will know if Wicca is something they wish to pursue. If it is, the class teachers and other church leaders help the students connect with appropriate teachers. Unlike other seekers’ classes that encompass year-and-a-day training, WiCoM Seekers’ classes are intended to give students a familiarity with Wicca and then a connection to year-and-a-day training.
I found this Witchvox listing in Duluth, contact them for future classes:
When: Feb. 16th. 2014 – Jan. 18th. 2015
Where: Duluth, Minnesota
Seeker Classes offered by Silver Phoenix
Event Details: Silver Phoenix is offering seeker classes starting in Feb 2014 and ending in Jan 2015.
Our classes typically run for a year, and we have in person classes once a month as well as weekly projects and discussions online. New this year Song has built an interactive student website for the students to complement the classes.
Seeker classes are open to anyone interested in learning, and we do not require our students to become members either before or following the end of classes (though we do occasionally offer membership) . Our goal is to help our students find the place that is right for them, be it with us, another group, or as a solitary.
If you have information about new seeker class opportunities, please add them as a comment!