The Apprentice - Module 1: Core Skills
The very first module lays the true foundation of magic with specific lessons in meditation, visionary skills, tarot and ritual. There are also lessons in developing one's own inner skills, and the subjects of sacred/ magical languages, basic self protection, and basic self cleansing.
Through the exercises and tasks within the lessons, the Apprentice begins to learn how to self organise, self reflect, and how to begin to engage with the act of being a magician: the Apprentice learns to step beyond ordinary life and begin walking the path of the Magician.
Course Study Information
Read before you start the course
1) Pace yourself. Some modules can be done together, some cannot. You will quickly realise which ones are weekly exercises that are ongoing, and which ones you need to focus on exclusively. Work out a rota of study/experimentation that works for you. There is no clock ticking, and it is not a race.
2) Keep paper and online notes. This is very important. Get an exercise book for each module. Clearly mark which lesson the notes refer to and when you finish that module, put the notebook away. It is important that you work on paper as well as computer. Do your essays and written tasks on computer and store them on a USB stick so they are safe.
If you wish to be mentored through the Initiate and Adept training, these online and paper written notes will be a part of your application. Without them, you cannot be mentored
3) Learn to be flexible and adaptable. If you come across something in the course you are not sure how to do or do not fully understand, take a step back and think about it. It is important to learn how to adapt, experiment and move forward without having every step re explained many times over – if you get stuck, work it out for yourself!
4) Do not skim through the lessons. You simply will not learn and you will not properly develop. Slow down, take your time.
Advice and assistance - The first lesson in module one focuses upon meditation, and many people have difficulty with settling into meditation. Here are some notes in a blog post that may answer questions that come up, and also has tips on how to approach meditation into stillness and silence: they can be found in our news section.