cerridwenA Year & A Day

Apprenticeship Program with Cerridwen Fallingstar

The Year & A Day program is for those of you who know that you want to explore a shamanic path and are ready for a guide who can take you farther and deeper than you have gone alone. There will be other events available for beginners. This is advanced work. To be in this program will require courage, commitment, and integrity.

The shamanic Witchcraft I offer is not limited to traditional Celtic-European Wicca. We live in a marvelous melting cauldron and my techniques are derived from all of my studies and explorations, which include Tantra, Taoism, Reiki, Zen, Kundalini Yoga, Native American, African-Carribean and New Age teachings. As a friend of mine once said, “I practice Witchcraft exactly as my ancestors did 60,000 years ago-I make it up.” My goal is not just to transmit information to you but to develop your trust in your own intuition and inspiration so that you can ‘make up’ an effective, sacred, spiritual- magical path which-like the willow from which Witchcraft is named-will be strong enough and flexible enough to support and enrich you throughout your whole life. By the end of this training you will be proficient in creating sacred space, sensing, raising and directing energy, and journeying (trancework). You will be grounded in the earth, centered within yourself, your core, your essence. You will know yourself far more deeply. You will have acquired powerful allies. Mysteries and secrets will have been transmuted into knowledge and skills.

Highlights of the Program

Ritual: How to create powerful, effective ritual utilizing such techniques as breath-work, trance, chanting, movement and art. How to raise and direct power toward specific outcomes and seasonal celebrations.
The Elements of Magic: The elemental powers of Air, Fire, Water and Earth correspond to the human powers of spirit, will, heart and body. The shaman must be able to evoke and invoke a balance of these qualities. We will explore the particular styles of magic each of the elements has to offer.
Group Bonding: How to work within a committed group to potentiate each other into our fullest power. Like love, power multiplies and intensifies as it is shared, and group-mind is a mirror which is an invaluable tool for deepening self-knowledge. Experience the power that a coven has to offer.
Reincarnation: We will explore our vast multi- dimensional selves through time-travel, reclaiming our strength and wisdom. We will also experience our personal Goddess/God archetypes.
Psychic Development: You will be introduced to scrying, tarot, pendulum work, energy sensing, hands-on healing and healing at a distance.
Contact with the Dreamtime: We all have unseen allies, friends in the spirit world who can guide and assist us on our path. these allies-including our animal totems and our spirit parents- will become real and accessible as a result of this course. You will develop an internal ‘Place of Power’ which will serve as a wellspring of inspiration and a contact point with hidden realms. You will also learn to balance and make use of your chakras and your inner family of male and female, older and younger selves.
Emotional Release and Clearing: How to transform what we think of as ‘negative’ emotions into pure energy.
Fun!: In Goddess traditions, Isis states, “All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.” The universe is both sacred and hilarious and the pleasures and dilemmas of being human especially so. While magic requires our seriousness and devotion, humor and silliness are integral parts of enlightenment.

How to Apply
Please write a one to seven page letter describing your spiritual journey thus far and your dreams of what you would like to create and receive in your ideal apprenticeship program. Include a brief description of your most significant awakenings or turning points, any psychic abilities you are aware of, how you perceive yourself and your truest destiny. What is your path with heart? Write more from your feelings than your intellect. Magic begins with desire, with feeling. Please include a recent picture of yourself and your birth date and time. If you have any questions, call for clarification. Required Reading before the first class: The Spiral Dance by Starhawk and The Heart of the Fire by Cerridwen Fallingstar

Your Commitment
Your tuition is $125 per 12 hour session, $1925 total for the year. This covers all instruction, materials, and room rental. A $300 non-refundable deposit is due before the first class begins. Beginning on April 23rd, 2016, each of the 13 sessions will take place on a Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Bring food and drink for potluck lunch and supper. Your commitment is for the full year and a day, the traditional time required for Wiccan apprenticeship.

Please use this link below to make your $300 non-refundable deposit:
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During the apprenticeship program, private sessions with Cerridwen will be available at a reduced rate.

For information on classes, rituals and private sessions facilitated by Cerridwen Fallingstar, or to set up workshops and lectures in your area, contact Cerridwen at: Cerridwen Fallingstar P. O. Box 282 San Geronimo, CA 94963 • Telephone (415) 310-2155

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Being an apprentice of Cerridwen amped up my life in many ways, primarily being present to hear what is always around us, and journey inward to our sacredness, honoring ourselves, nature and our ancestors — all contributors to our well being and existence. To study with Cerridwen is magical. Carry on and cast!

Karen Parisi Past Apprentice March 24, 2016

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Cerridwen’s apprenticeship program is powerfully transformative, in truly unexpected ways. Be prepared for fun, personal growth, adventure, and empowerment, as well as the magical and shamanic education of a lifetime. 

A. Victoria, writer March 24, 2016

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“Loved the program, learned a lot, traveled far internally, journeyed to different worlds.”  

RAK - Medical device engineer. March 24, 2016

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“I can’t say enough amazing things about Cerridwen Fallingstar’s year long apprenticeship program. It was far beyond what I ever imagined and pulled back the veil of the seeming mundane and showed me in a very experiential way how to be enveloped by magic. Since completing the program it has fueled all aspects of my life, relationships and career. This program shows you how magic can not only be a blast, but how it can allow you to live more intelligently in the world!”

James DiRito, acupuncturist March 24, 2016

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“Cerridwen’s apprenticeship program was soul food for me. It came right at the exact moment I needed it in my life. Even though I had been initiated first degree in another tradition, this was an opportunity to go deeper and explore my shamanic abilities even more. The experience was personal, magical and transformative. There were many occasions were I knew it was changing me for the better. I highly recommend this program. Plus, Cerridwen is awesome!”

Marie Sammons Director of Business Development, Systems Integration Solutions March 24, 2016

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“I was in Cerridwen’s first apprenticeship group over 20 years ago and it changed my life in so many ways! I learned about how to do ritual, how to work with others, how to appreciate diversity of thought and personality, how to love myself and my body in a new way, how to laugh with my whole belly, and how to see the magic in all things. If you have a bit of faerie in you, if you are looking for a nature-based way to pray, or you would simply like to explore how spirit lives in all things, I wholeheartedly recommend apprenticing with Cerridwen. And, this may be the last year she is offering an apprenticeship, so don’t wait!”

S.A. Educator March 24, 2016

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It’s no exaggeration to say that apprenticing with Cerridwen in 1995 changed my life… it actually EXPLODED my life in the best possible way and for the best possible outcome. My time with Cerridwen was profoundly transformational, and the lessons I learned about my power and strength as a witch and a woman are still reverberating in my life to this day. All that I experienced laid a foundation deep in my soul that has guided me for the past 20 years and will help me navigate any storms that will come in the future.

Rhiannon March 24, 2016

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Intelligence quotient tests don’t yet measure magical aptitude. When they are designed to do so, Cerridwen Fallingstar would undoubtedly fly off the charts. Her magical genius is highly inspiring, profoundly creative, and intensely transformative!! While participating in her Year and A Day apprenticeship program I was also working on my doctorate in transpersonal psychology. During that time, I evolved the most on all levels through Cerridwen’s most generous wisdom and insightful guidance– a true professor of all things pagan.

Dr. Meghan Lewis Integrative Perinatal and Somatic Therapist March 24, 2016

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One of my greatest life changing experiences.

Todd Mathews-Westerlund March 24, 2016

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Here’s a little video made by my apprentice Nicole Tostevin from the footage she shot during our outing to the sacred salamander pools while we explored the realms Betwixt and Between the worlds.

Wading with Salamanders from Nicole Tostevin on Vimeo.