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We begin on July 17, 2022 at 7pm EST

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Here's what this course includes...

  • Solid Background

    This in-depth course will include live lessons available in person OR via Zoom, self-paced instructional content, and private as well as community assignments to provide a solid background for pagan clergy.

  • Practical Knowledge

    We will explore the ethics and expectations of a pagan leader in the community, and guide you through the creation of your own statement of belief, code of ethics, and a portfolio of ceremonies & rituals.

  • Initiation Ritual for Priesthood

    Completion of all lessons and assignments will give you the opportunity to take part in an initiation ritual for priesthood facilitated by Rev. Mela Borawski. If desired, you can be ordained at the end of this course as well. There is an additional cost, and paperwork that must be completed to become ordained.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Let's Get Started

  • 02

    Ordination Information

    • Ministry Project Guidelines

    • Universal Brotherhood Movement (UBM)

  • 03

    Week 1 - The Calling to Ministry

    • Recording: "The Calling to Ministry"

    • Reflection Questions from A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood

  • 04

    Week 2 - Statement of Belief

    • Recording: "Statement of Belief"

    • JOURNAL PROMPTS: What do you believe?

    • Your Statement of Belief (10 Statements)

  • 05

    Week 3 - Ethics, Professionalism & Accountability

    • Recording: "Ethics, Professionalism & Accountability"

    • Compassion Fatigue Questions

    • Confidentiality, Anecdotes & Stories

    • Accountability

    • Your Code of Ethics

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    Week 4 - The Celebrant: Ceremonies & Rituals

    • Recording: The Celebrant - Ceremonies & Rituals (Part 1)

    • Recording: The Celebrant - Ceremonies & Rituals (Part 2)

    • Cleanse, Clear & Creating Sacred Space

    • Portfolio Creation: Seasonal Ceremony, Full Moon, Intake

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    Week 5 - Transitions & Rites of Passage

    • Recording: The Celebrant - Transitions & Rites of Passage

    • Portfolio Additions: Wedding, Funeral & Baby Blessing

    • Metamorphosis Ritual

    • Upload Portfolio

    • (OPTIONAL) Podcast with Ifetayo White on Rites of Passage

    • (OPTIONAL) Video of Pagan Funeral

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    Week 6 - Pastoral Counseling: Spiritual Guidance

    • Recording: Pastoral Counseling - Spiritual Guidance

    • Sacerdotal Duties

    • Prayers & Invocations

    • Pastoral Counseling Session

    • Your Priestly Tool Kit

    • (OPTIONAL) Pastoral Counseling Session Practicum

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    Week 7 - Pastoral Counseling: Grief, Death & Dying

    • Recording: Pastoral Counseling - Grief, Death & Dying

    • Your Beliefs

    • Stages of Grief

    • Grief Protocols

    • Your Last Words

    • (Optional) Life Review Practice

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    Week 8 - Persuasion & Spiritual Authority

    • Recording: Persuasion & Spiritual Authority

    • Logos, Pathos & Ethos : Modes of Persuasion

    • Writing a Persuasive Message

    • Authority & Power Dynamics

    • IMPORTANT NOTE - NO CLASS NEXT SUNDAY 18th

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    Week 9 - Storytelling in Your Ministry

    • Recording: Storytelling in Your Ministry

    • Meditation & Introspection Exercise (Three Things)

    • Spiritual Message - Your "Homily"

    • (Optional) Listen to Joseph Campbell talk about Mythology & Story

  • 12

    Week 10 - Your Constellated Ministry in the Community

    • Live! Ministry in Your Community

  • 13

    Required Reading

    • A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood by Lora O'Brien

    • Constellated Ministry by Holli Emore

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

I'm Rev. Pamela "Mela" Borawski, CHt (Certified Hypnotherapist). I'm an ordained pagan minister, and have followed an earth-centered spiritual path for over 20 years. I created 3 Rays of Light LLC after my graduation as an integrative healing arts practitioner, and I focus on healing the mind, body and spirit using various healing modalities including hypnosis. I've been teaching in the community and overseas over 30 years (since I was 16!), and teaching is my passion. I'm 49 years old, married for 25 years, and have two adult children. I currently have 5 goats, 8 chickens, 3 dogs, and 4 cats. I host a witchy podcast called Belle, Book & Candle where we talk all sorts of witchy and metaphysical topics.

Mela Borawski

Senior Instructor