Merry Meet,

First, here is a quick list of access links.  Please read this entire note when you have time and make sure you are logged in or these links won't work for you.

Login - after log-in you have access to the first links below.  Premium Members ALSO have access to the second row of links.  You will also notice that when you Explore the site, extra articles appear depending on your access level, with Premium Members gaining unlimited access to everything.

Registered Members Menu:
Messages  -  Account  -  Profile  -  Points  -  Members List  -  Newsletter

Premium Members Area:
Witchcraft Course  -  Tarot Course  -  Stones & Crystals Course  -  Herbs & Wortcunning Course  -  Your Exam Scores  -  Downloads

Thank you so much for supporting PaganPath.com!  I know you are excited to dig in and learn, so I'll make this quick.  Major changes are underway for the Academy and have been under daily development for over a year now.  You will want to know two things.

1.  Note that your Annual Premium Membership will not expire for a year and a day AFTER the new Academy opens (expected November of this year).  This free extension gives you a chance to be one of the first to experience the new courses, videos, podcasts, chats and more.  You will be considered an alumnus in the new Academy, and all alumni will receive perpetual discounts on all future tuition fees, subscriptions and products.

Lifetime Members receive additional compensations in addition to those of Annual Premium Members (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you have not received anything in your postal snail mail).

2.  Even though you are a Premium Member, there may be some areas of the site that ask you to become a Member.

To best explain why this happens and what is going on at PaganPath, consider an old Witch's library that has been piled so high that books spill out of shelves.  There are stacks of documents on a desk by the candles and quills, while new books and documents are coming in every day.  This is what has been happening to PaganPath for over 23 years.

In 1996, the founder of PaganPath (Friday Gladheart) published an article in the Healing & Wellness issue of Circle Network News (now Circle Magazine).  Later that year the article was extended and went online at a small server called "asis.com".  In hopes to eliminate gender bias, Friday then went by the name "Volute".  In 1997 we finally had the funds to register PaganPath.com (an expensive prospect at the time when Network Solutions was the only registrar).

More articles were written constantly, the PaganPath Forum grew to tens of thousands of pages, chat rooms opened and closed (both on the site and linked to IRC chats).  Entire books by Friday were added along with out-of-copyright books that were influential to the development of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism and magic.  Classes began and lesson after lesson was added to the site.  The PaganPath Almanac became so large that it branched off into the now published Practical Witch's Almanac.  Eight years ago we purchased 10 acres next to the National Forest to be set aside as a Pagan Sanctuary and Learning Center.  A REAL place to connect with students and instructors, to share and teach or just relax and meditate.  This additional "branch" of PaganPath has changed the way we teach as we learn how to pass on information even better.

As you can see, we have come to the point where this major remodeling and expansion is necessary.  We have outgrown the current platform, and often spend more time keeping the old gal stable than adding new content for you!  This is entirely unacceptable.  Therefore, you may not see as much new content for a couple of months as we are getting the new Academy ready for you.  Don't worry, your studies in the current Academy will carry over to the new one and you will be delighted to see all the cool new stuff we have in store for you.

It is my hope that the new Academy provides you with a superior learning environment.  Learning takes many forms and we are no longer limited to small, fuzzy graphics and text-only lessons.  Videos, chats, podcasts, and other multi-media options provide a better environments to compliment the written lessons.  The new Academy will have all of this, and more (including the ability for alumni to teach their own classes!).

Where are the Classes Now?

The front page of the current site will drastically change for Premium Members.  Once you log in, your menu will expand on the front page and you will see the Academy Course areas.
 

The front page to every anonymous user:

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Clicking the Key opens the menu where you can select "login".

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At the login screen, use the the registration associated with the email address in your PayPal unless you discussed it with Friday so your permissions could be changed.

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A regular Registered Member (Free Member) will see six new menu items in a row across the top of the page.

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Premium Members with Academy Access have the full menu on the home page.

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The top row displays the Premium Academy Courses & Members Areas!

 Click on the middle of the subject's image to go to the courses list.  It will change to a "Fly There" button when you click the image.
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If you get lost (the place has become quite large) just click on the PaganPath logo at the top of any page to get back to your menu.
 
Thank you so much for your patience through this critical step in the progress of PaganPath.  As I enter what is probably the last score of my life, I've found it increasingly important to write down and pass on my wisdom and knowledge and that of others in the Craft while making a place where the spirit of true academia in Paganism, magic, wortcunning, divination, and Witchcraft can continue beyond my mortality.  The new Academy is a legacy I will be building for what I hope is the next 20 years and I appreciate you so much for becoming a part of that spirit of Academia.
 
Thank you so much and brightest blessings to you,
Friday
 
P. S.  If you are interested in helping to troubleshoot the new Academy, please let me know. We are looking for people with a variety of devices such as tablets, smartphones, computers, etc. so we can clear up any glitches before the majority of Members arrive.  If you are fairly tech savvy and have a couple of devices we would love to have your help.  You may have to send screen shots and communicate with Friday quite a bit, but if you have the time I'd really appreciate it.  Let me know via email if you are interested in helping.
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