December 9th, 2012

pentacle, star, religion

YaaD Work: Class 12: Specialties

This is one of the reflection papers I wrote as part of my Year and a Day (YaaD) of study with Fieldhaven Coven.

The question is drawn from the Greenhaven Tradition; the YaaD course is not published on the Greenhaven Tradition website, but is made available on a person-to-person basis. Material that is not so closely held is available at http://greenhaventradition.weebly.com/

Class 12, Paper 1 (after reading, before class discussion):
1. Make a list of five things you do well. How could you use these in relation to magic or spirituality? (For instance, growing or cooking with herbs would match magical herbalism.) Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs.

2. Make a list of five magical or spiritual skills which you do not have but would like to have. Where did you hear about them? What could you do to learn these skills yourself? Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs.


Normally, I would have been asked to answer one of the above questions as my pre-class paper; I was instructed to address both. Similarly, for my post-discussion paper, I was instructed to focus my additional reading on the skills I wanted to acquire and write a paper on each of them.

This paper failed spectacularly and required two rewrites before being accepted with considerable reservation.
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pentacle, star, religion

YaaD Work: Class 12: Specialties

This is one of the reflection papers I wrote as part of my Year and a Day (YaaD) of study with Fieldhaven Coven.

The question is drawn from the Greenhaven Tradition; the YaaD course is not published on the Greenhaven Tradition website, but is made available on a person-to-person basis. Material that is not so closely held is available at http://greenhaventradition.weebly.com/

Class 12, Paper 1 (after reading, before class discussion): 1. Make a list of five things you do well. How could you use these in relation to magic or spirituality? (For instance, growing or cooking with herbs would match magical herbalism.) Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs. 2. Make a list of five magical or spiritual skills which you do not have but would like to have. Where did you hear about them? What could you do to learn these skills yourself? Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs.

Normally, I would have been asked to answer one of the above questions as my pre-class paper; I was instructed to address both. Similarly, for my post-discussion paper, I was instructed to focus my additional reading on the skills I wanted to acquire and write a paper on each of them.

This is the first rewrite; it also was deemed a failure.

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pentacle, star, religion

YaaD Work: Class 12: Specialties

This is one of the reflection papers I wrote as part of my Year and a Day (YaaD) of study with Fieldhaven Coven.

The question is drawn from the Greenhaven Tradition; the YaaD course is not published on the Greenhaven Tradition website, but is made available on a person-to-person basis. Material that is not so closely held is available at http://greenhaventradition.weebly.com/

Class 12, Paper 1 (after reading, before class discussion): 1. Make a list of five things you do well. How could you use these in relation to magic or spirituality? (For instance, growing or cooking with herbs would match magical herbalism.) Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs.

2. Make a list of five magical or spiritual skills which you do not have but would like to have. Where did you hear about them? What could you do to learn these skills yourself? Discuss your findings in a few paragraphs.


Normally, I would have been asked to answer one of the above questions as my pre-class paper; I was instructed to address both. Similarly, for my post-discussion paper, I was instructed to focus my additional reading on the skills I wanted to acquire and write a paper on each of them.

This is the second rewrite; it was accepted with reservations.
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