Feri year-long intensive
These are the topics I intend to cover in the (intended) year-long Feri intensive. Won't be dealing with them in any pre-arranged order, although there'll probably be a bit more planning than "hey, we're here; which one do we tackle tonight?"
Pentacles (Iron, Pearl, others)
Guardians & elements
(Lemniscate) Gods and ritual practices
Black Heart of Innocence
Blue fire & Feri magic(k)
History of the tradition; different lines; related traditions; common practices (i.e. wand systems)
A year of weekly sessions gives 5 sessions per, with a handful of sessions left over for review for those who missed a week, or extra discussion, or planning for future sessions. In those 5 sessions (which may not be anytime near each other), I want to make sure we cover:
An essay or article explaining and exploring the topic in depth.
An exercise for individuals to practice--"running the IP," kala rite, 3 souls alignment, etc.
A group exercise to be done during class--might be the same exercise, but would probably be at least slightly re-worked for a group. Might be a *lot* different.
An activity/field trip that requires leaving the house & going out into the world.
A discussion session. Maybe more than one.
A movie or TV show that features the topic in action (This is specific to my group; we're fond of finding deep truths in pop movies. Cap'n Jack Sparrow as the Black Heart of Innocence is one of my favorite examples. And Bull Durham makes a wonderful three souls study.)
A long-term "activity" to make part of one's life... this could be a three souls altar, or an iron pentacle music mix, or a Stargoddess ritual outfit that's assembled over some time.
Suggested reading/further exploration list.
Eight things to cover in five sessions, which involves some juggling. But I expect that generally, we'll do the group exercise, explain how to modify it for individual use, and give a handout of an article or a few articles; the next session (whenever that is), we'd have the discussion, and potentially decide on a long-term activity involving the topic. "Suggested reading" might not take up any time at all in a meeting session.
Looking over my collection of materials, I find I have a swarm and a half of pentacle stuff, exactly two articles on the Black Heart of Innocence, and nothing at all that I identify as "demon work." I'm pondering whether this means I'm just very short on written material about some topics (except in places like email lists, where I have saved archives but haven't dredged them for individual topic threads), or whether this isn't really the balance of Feri I want to teach.