Chapter 17: The Warrior’s Initiation – Book of the Great Queen Course

Heroic warrior myths, warrior training, and the cult of the Morrígna

Book of the Great Queen | Chapter 17: The Warrior’s Initiation

Class will be recorded live on February 10, 2019, 11 am Pacific time.

  • The Dedicant
  • Early Combats, Fostering and Taking Up Arms
  • Feats Learned from a Warrior-Priestess
  • Combat Ordeals
  • Wolf Rites and the Warrior’s Initiation
  • The War Goddess’s Spirited Hero
  • Specters and Horrors
  • Rites of Purification
  • Living Practice: Modern Warriorship
  • Finding Our Warriors
  • Heroic Ethos
  • Destruction and Glory: the Hero’s Light
  • The Warrior Band
  • Warrior Rituals

This class is part of a course series teaching The Book of the Great Queen. Class sessions take one chapter at a time and review, clarify, and distill the material from the chapter, with additional contextual material from Irish and Celtic studies, as well as updates to scholarship where new information has become available since publication.

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.

Your Instructor

Morpheus Ravenna
Morpheus Ravenna

Morpheus Ravenna is a professional artist, author, spirit worker, and ritualist with a deep love of of Celtic polytheism, folk magic, mythology, and ritual studies. She founded and operat es Banshee Arts, her independent art and tattoo business, and she is an experienced fundraiser specializing in creative crowdfunding and nonprofit campaigns. She is also one of the co-founders of the Coru Cathubodua Priesthood, a Celtic polytheist priesthood, and teaches widely on topics relating to Celtic lore and spirituality. http://bansheearts.com/

Class Curriculum

  Lecture: The Warrior's Initiation
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  Resources and Further Reading
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The live class starts Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11 am Pacific Time. Classes run 1.5-2 hours. After the live class, the video recording, presentation slides, and additional readings, articles, and resources will be posted to the class page within a week. You can then finish these readings at your own pace whenever it's convenient for you.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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