Season of the Seeker: The Greystone Path Experience of Contemporary Wicca is a year-long independent-study program intended as a foundation program for those seeking to explore contemporary paganism and personal practice from the Wiccan perspective.
Season of the Seeker was originally designed as a participatory experience, with Seekers joining in discussion groups to share their experience and knowledge with each other and to share the results of their journaling and the work they did as part of the regular exercises. We have been honored to have several hundred Seekers journey together during that phase of our program. That program is now closed to new group members, but remains available to those who would like to pursue it independently.
The shift from group to independent study is a natural progression for us. Ahneke is currently developing Season of the Seeker for publication as well as working on the second in the Greystone Path Experience programs – “The Season of the Dedicant.” She is present in all active discussion forums and engaged with many Seekers through the 1-on-1 Program, and she needed to focus her time in new ways. The decision was made, inspired at the suggestion of current Seekers, to offer Season of the Seeker in a new format so that anyone who would like to consider joining can do so even after the ending of the initial program.
THE INDEPENDENT SEEKER PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF:
Video sessions are made available to program participants in groups of ten sessions. Each session will focus on a particular topic, building one to the other, and will average one half hour in length. A partial curriculum listing session topics is available on the Season of the Seeker – Curriculum page. Sessions can be viewed at any time that is convenient for the participant. The videos are considered proprietary to the course and are not to be downloaded or embedded. Each session will require action on the part of the participants in the way of specific assignments and/or practical exercises.
A PDF document is provided for each session. It will duplicate the information presented in the video and may contain additional information. Participants are welcome to download the PDF documents for their personal use and as a record of the sessions.
EXPECTED OF PARTICIPANTS:
First and foremost, consistent participation. The series has been designed specifically for those who want to take on a focused and consistent study program. It does require a devotion of time. The initial program was designed with two sessions published per week. Independent Seekers find that they progress at a similar rate.
Working of the sessions in the order they are provided and in a timely fashion. If faced with a challenge of time, participants will need to determine if they do have the time to devote to the sessions. The momentum of the coursework is important to its relevancy, and if sessions are hanging in limbo waiting for Seeker attendance to them they will become far less valuable.
Timely response to an e-mail from Ahneke requesting check-in after each group of ten sessions. Response to this will insure participants remain on the active roster and have access to the next set of ten sessions. Failure to respond appropriately will remove permission to view videos and documents. This “check-in” will ensure that only those actively experiencing the sessions will receive continuing information. It will also provide a regular opportunity for Seekers in the program to check in with Ahneke regarding their experience of the program and to ask any questions they have from the work they have been doing.
Some of our Seekers have been kind enough to share with you what their experience of Season of the Seeker has been. You can see their comments on the Season of the Seeker – Testimonials page.
APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE
Ahneke welcomes your application to be considered for participation in the Season of the Seeker Independent Study program – please respond via the Season of the Seeker – Application page. The application consists of three simple questions to answer in the e-mail form you will find there.
EXCHANGES OF ENERGY/DONATION/PAYMENT:
There is a requested one-time donation at the start of the program of $10 for those who can conveniently offer that. This is in support of Ahneke’s administrative time and expenses to coordinate the experience. Humbly, she admits that additional donations anywhere along the way will be welcome; as well as she understands that not all will be able to make a financial donation. Donations may be made through the Independent Seeker page once sessions begin for approved participants.
Ahneke is additionally offering a one-on-one program for those who would like to work more directly with her. This will appeal to those who would like to be in regular contact with her and who would benefit from the partnership and encouragement that would foster. While we cannot replicate the power of sitting down face-to-face, we can provide ourselves the opportunity for a more personal experience. The charge for this will be $20 per month, with the understanding that if the participant’s ability to offer that changes, they will still have full access to the free sessions per the above. A more detailed description of the one-on-one option can be found on the Season of the Seeker – One-on-One Program page.
Please feel free to email Ahneke if you have questions regarding this overview.
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