By Thea Sabin
Because the Pagan and Wiccan groups develop, so does the necessity for lecturers, mentors, and function types. if you are looking to proportion their wisdom, educating could be a very empowering and non secular adventure. yet working towards the Craft and instructing it are very various things. during this well timed consultant, renowned Wiccan writer and instructor Thea Sabin offers transparent options for making a curriculum, together with pattern syllabi. She additionally offers guideline and information on an important points of turning into a good and encouraging instructor of Wicca and Paganism. —Develop educating equipment for grownup learners—Manage workforce dynamics—Give nice presentations—Find and display students—Set up on-line classes—Cultivate endurance and humility additionally, you will locate interviews and recommendation from numerous revered Pagan lecturers, corresponding to Patrick McCollum, Holli Emore of Cherry Hill Seminary, Christopher Penczak, and T. Thorn Coyle.
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Go make fire, baby. But not in the living room this time, okay? [contents] W hatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! Goethe Introduction Teaching Our Teachers I was inspired to write this book because I frequently get letters, email, and Facebook messages from people looking for teachers. ” Most of these people are aware that there is a ton of information on the Internet, lots of books available, and mentorship and even community online. But many people yearn for more.
Why Do You Want to Teach, and What Do You Want to Get Out of It? Knowing why you’re teaching is vitally important. More specifically, having your expectations somewhat in line with what you might actually get out of teaching is vitally important, so you’re realistic and not disappointed. If you are interested in serving your gods and the community, helping others grow spiritually, and/or passing on your path, you are more likely to be happy teaching than if you are interested in making money, becoming the Pagan High Muckety-Muck of your community, having disciples, or becoming a nationally known BNP (Big-Name Pagan).
Why? If you are hesitating about beginning to teach because of the time, energy, or financial commitment, then you probably have a pretty good sense of what you can and can’t offer the community at this time. This is good. If you are reluctant to teach because teaching doesn’t speak to you, it’s good to acknowledge that too. Do You Know Your Stuff? Good Pagan teachers don’t have to be omnipotent geniuses, but they should have a firm grounding in their material. Patrick McCollum told me: If you’re going to be a Pagan teacher, you have to know your stuff.
A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans and Pagans: Practical Guidance for Sharing Your Path by Thea Sabin