- Writing & Teaching
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Since its publication in 2015, The Book of the Great Queen has been warmly received as a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Morrígan. As the author, I hear again and again from readers that it’s become a textbook for their learning – and sometimes, that its length and scholarly depth may be a little intimidating.
So I’m starting this class series to teach the Book of the Great Queen. Class sessions will take one chapter at a time and will review, clarify, and distill the material from the chapter. I’ll bring in additional contextual material from Irish and Celtic studies, as well as updates to scholarship where new information became available to me since publication. Classes will also provide opportunities for questions and discussion with the author and your fellow students about the chapter topics.
To keep things fun and mix it up a bit, I will be teaching the chapters in a different order from what’s in the book. We’ll alternate a bit between chapters from Part I and Part II so that we don’t have to wait many months to get into the second part of the book that focuses on lived practices.
Details about this class series:
What is included:
–Online course delivery via Zoom videoconference for live participation
–Video sessions recorded for download access after class
–Additional articles and resources related to the chapter topic
–Class sessions will be once to twice monthly, 2 hour sessions
–Sunday class sessions starting at 11 am Pacific time (Check your local timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20180303T110000&p1=388)
April 29 – Chapter 1: The Irish Lore
May 13 – Chapter 10: Land, Sanctuary, Tomb, & Temple
June 3 – Chapter 2: One, Three, and Many
June 17 – Chapter 11: Iconography and Devotions
July 1 – Chapter 3: The Morrígan
August 5 – Chapter 9: In Her Words – the Poetry
August 26 – Chapter 4: Badb
September 23 – Chapter 12: Sacrifice
October 7 – Chapter 14: Oracles & Divinations
October 21 – Chapter 5: Macha
November 25 – Chapter 13: Priesthood & Sovereignty
January 13 – Chapter 8: British & Continental Sisters
January 27 – Chapter 16: Battle Cultus
February 10 – Chapter 17: The Warrior’s Initiation
March 3 – Chapter 6: Anu
March 17 – Chapter 15: Sorcery
April 7 – Chapter 7: Némain Féa & Bé Néit
May 26 – Chapter 18: Funerary & Ancestral Rites
— All dates are now open for registration at https://banshee-arts.teachable.com/
–$25 per class session individually, or you can purchase the series in a package or by subscription.
–This class series is drop-in based – you can sign up for the chapter sessions that interest you or plan to take the whole series.
–Free scholarship places available – for every 10 paying students I will make a free scholarship place available.
–To request a free scholarship place, email firstname.lastname@example.org subject line BOOK OF THE GREAT QUEEN CLASS and tell me your needs.
The primary resource for this class is The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrígan from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions, by myself, Morpheus Ravenna. It’s recommended that participants have a copy; however, you can still participate in the class if you have not read the book. Participants who want to purchase the book can order a signed copy of the book from my website at http://bansheearts.com/treasury/books/book-of-the-great-queen/. Registered participants will also receive a coupon code for a 20% discount on the book.
Or, if we are out of stock (as sometimes happens), you can also order it on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0990392716/.
The Book of the Great Queen was the culmination of nearly 20 years of my own study and practice as a dedicant of the Morrígan. In it, I strive to provide a comprehensive and in-depth look at the Morrígan as we know her through textual, historical, and archaeological sources, her role and cult of worship in ancient Celtic religion, and to provide guidance for the modern devotional practitioner drawing on these traditions.
This class is inclusive and will be conducted in alignment with the Coru Priesthood Hospitality and Safety policy: http://www.corupriesthood.com/statement-hospitality-safety/