The Witch’s Toolkit 2021
Every year, Ardantane offers a series of classes on interest to Pagan and Wiccan students. The subjects vary each year and are skills and information based classes that you can use in your practice. Each subject is taught by experienced members of the Ardantane faculty and staff. This year’s offerings are
- July 1: Spellcrafting: Design, Uses, Ethics Rowan and Bridget
- July 8: Magickal Timing: Moon Phases, Moon Signs, Void of Course Moon, Mansions of the Moon , Planetary/Magickal Days & Hours Moonbeam Mage
- July 15: Your Personal Craft: Magickal Names and Journaling Amber & Az
- July 22: Familiars, Totems, and Animal Allies: How Critters Can Boost Our Spirituality Moonbeam Mage
- July 29: Brooms, Flying Ointments, and Pointed Hats: Origins of the Lore and Stereotypes Calliste and Amber
Come join us on Thursdays in July to learn more about these aspects of the Craft.
Amber KAuthor & Executive Director of Ardantane
Amber K was not trained in the Craft at her grandmother’s knee, and does not come from a long line of hereditary Witches.
In 1978, she joined the Temple of the Pagan Way in Chicago, and received her initiation and ordination there. She has worked with Circle, New Earth Circle, and The Pool of Bast, and helped found the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods (OLW) and the Ladywood Tradition of Wicca. She has served as Publications Officer and National First Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess, and taught in the Cella (priestess) training program of RCG, a national Dianic network.
Amber is the author of True Magick, Covencraft, and other books on the Craft and magick including co-writing Candlemas with Azrael K, The Heart of Tarot, and the award-winning RitualCraft. She is also the Executive Director of Ardantane, Dean of the School of Pagan Leadership, and a Blessed Beavers Coordinator.
She is married to Azrael Arynn K, and has a son, Starfire. Amber’s interests include mountains and forests, dolphins, travel, science fiction, collecting large antique keys, art, reading, and all things magickal. Her role models include Doreen Valiente, Lao Tse, Xena the Warrior Princess, and Snoopy.
Azrael Arynn KAuthor & Dean of the School of Sacred Living
Azrael Arynn K brings to the Craft her experience as a police officer, race car driver, stockbroker, and architectural designer, as well as a a law degree. She is a talented costume designer and ritualist, and a third degree priestess in the Ladywood Tradition of Wicca.
She is Dean of the School of Sacred Living and is the primary designer of the Ardantane campus.
Azrael met Amber K at a Wicca 101 sponsored by Our Lady of the Woods in 1992 and they were handfasted in 1994 and were legally married in Iowa in 2011. With Amber she has taught many workshops at Pagan festivals and conferences. They have co-written Candlemas, The Heart of Tarot, the award-winning RitualCraft and How to Become a Witch.
She has served as National 2nd Officer for Covenant of the Goddess, and First Officer of Chamisa Local Council of COG.
Her interests include enjoying the outdoors, foxes, travel, mystery novels, collecting pink china, art, watching figure skating, gardening, and all things British.
Moonbeam MageAstrologer and Ardantane Faculty
Moonbeam Mage caught a glimpse of the path that might be some twenty-five years ago. Fifteen years ago she heard herself asserting that she was on that path, and has solidly placed one foot after the other upon it since. In 2010 she found Ardantane and began her pursuit of all that formal training in the Craft could offer. In 2014, she received the Ardantane Level Three, Master of Magick and Witchcraft Certificate.
In 2010, a simultaneous inspiration brought her back to the study of Astrology. After having left the skills she developed in the 1970s unhoned, a synchronistic opportunity initiated a twofold intention: to be a Witch and an Astrologer. In 2013, she completed the Kepler College Certificate in the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology and in 2014, their Certificate: Moving the Chart in Time.
In 2013, Moonbeam Mage taught her first course for Ardantane: Astrology for Pagans One. Since then she has continued to teach a series of Astrology courses for Ardantane, including Astrology for Pagans Two and Evolutionary Astrology for Pagans. She has also taught Astrology classes for various local venues, as well as other Craft related topics such as Crystal Allies and Herbal Magick.
Moonbeam Mage is a first degree initiate in the Ladywood Tradition working within her Florida community to grow the Sacred Pentacle Coven of the Ladywood Tradition.
In her mundane life, Moonbeam Mage is a Certified Interpreter for the Deaf. She has two grown children who are a constant source of pride and amazement. Her spouse of 30 plus years is the quintessential loyal Leo and the light of her life.
She received her training as an Interpreter at Gallaudet University and later received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Linguistics as well as her Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Maine.
RowanDean of the School of Magick and Witchcraft at Ardantane
Rowan (Laura Liles) has been involved in the Pagan/Wiccan community in northern New Mexico since 1986. A third degree initiate in the Ladywoods tradition, she has taught Magick and Witchcraft extensively at Ardantane, at Merry Meet, Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG), Magickal Mountian Mabon and Dragonfest. She is the Dean of the School of Magick and Witchcraft.
- Earth-based Spirituality Action Team
- Mar 11 2024
- 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm