Let there be Beauty and Strength, Power and Compassion, Honor and Humility, Mirth and Reverence Within all who enter here. So Mote it Be! 1
How to Participate
You do not need to register for a class, or wait for a course session to begin. If you are a Premium Member (paid yearly dues of $25) then you may begin ANY of the courses in the PaganPath Academy at ANY time. You may even take all of them at the same time. Your dues cover all of your materials and lessons and there is no fee for taking additional courses.
You may work through the courses at your own pace, and contact your instructor at any time through the Forum, Private Message System, Email the Contact Us page or through telephone or text message (number provided at the top of your syllabus once you enter the course area).
All you need to do to participate in the Academy courses is read through the lessons and when you are ready, take the exams. Throughout your reading, you will encounter additional assignments and instructions. Please take note of these tips:
- As you read the online information for each session, take notes as you feel is necessary. Also try to read any of the books that are available to you or web sites listed under References & Resources at the bottom of most pages. You will also find links to public articles here on the site, and to articles on other web sites in the menu to the right (once you enter the course area). These extras are provided to expand upon differing or complementary viewpoints.
- As you read, you will notice words followed by a number or an asterisk*. These refer to the References & Resources section found at the bottom of most pages. This area contains bibliographical notes, references or further reading suggestions.
References & Resources
* asterisk is from the Greek asteriskos meaning little star. This is an example of definitions and elaboration used throughout the session materials and marked with an asterisk or *.
1 Words in italics are from The Charge of the Goddess in The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk (Miriam Simos) Bibliographical notes like this one will contain tidbits of information such as Starhawk's birth name, Miriam Simos, so please be sure to check them out. The books listed in these notes are generally very good sources of information and other recommended books are listed at the end of many lessons.