Into the Labyrinth
Online Course about
Modern Minoan Paganism
A journey into the magic of Minoan spirituality
In this class we'll explore the Minoan pantheon and the modern Minoan Wheel of the Year:
By Land, Sea, and Sky (the three Great Goddesses and the three realms)
Great Cosmic Mother-of-All (Ourania and her place in the modern Minoan pantheon)
Feast of Grapes (the grape harvest, a celebration of Dionysus)
The Mysteries (the Minoan precursor to the Eleusinian Mysteries)
The Year Begins (Autumn Equinox, the Minoan New Year)
Winter Solstice (Dionysus' birth in Rhea's sacred cave)
Harvest Time (in the Mediterranean, field crops are harvested in the spring)
Summer Solstice (the sacred marriage of Ariadne and Dionysus)
What's included in this online class experience?
Eight units of course materials in PDF format
Guided meditations in MP3 format to listen to at your leisure
Private, members-only forum on this website for discussion
Rituals, devotionals, myths and legends, recipes and crafts
Participate from anywhere in the world at your own pace
Course assignments graded individually with private feedback from Laura
Certificate upon completion of the course
This is all new material that doesn't duplicate anything in Ariadne's Thread or Labrys and Horns. And no, you don't have to read the books before you take the class (though of course I'd be thrilled if you did).
You're not required to turn in the assignments to be graded, but it's an option a lot of people enjoy. I don't give letter grades, and I always do my best to provide positive feedback to help you find more meaning in your spiritual practice.
The purpose of this course is not to tell you what to believe or how to practice your spirituality. This course is designed to lead you on your own journey of discovery for a personal relationship with the Minoan gods and goddesses in a way that's just right for you. You do not have to be a member of any group to take this course. All the activities can easily be completed by a solitary practitioner.
Price is $50 for the full 8-week course.
The next session of this course begins 7 September 2021.
Registration for the next session will open summer 2021.
The great thing about this online course is that you can participate from anywhere in the world, at your own pace. PayPal will automatically convert the currency if you're paying in something other than U.S. dollars.
As soon as I receive your payment for the course, you'll be able to join the private discussion forum on this website.
You'll receive eight units of course materials: a PDF of the written materials for each unit plus an MP3 of the meditations, one to accompany each unit. You can go through the course at your own pace and turn in the assignments at your convenience. Upon completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate.
If you have any questions about this course either before or after registering, please contact me.
Registration is now closed
Registration for the 2021 session of Into the Labyrinth will open summer 2021.
You do not need a PayPal account in order to register for the class via the PayPal link. Simply choose to log in as a guest and you can use your credit card securely through PayPal without an account. If you have any questions or have trouble registering, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Once you have paid for the class, I will send you a welcome e-mail with instructions for joining the online forum and other details about the class.
A number of my students have commented how much they enjoyed the music that provides the background in the meditations for this class and Deeper Into the Labyrinth.
I'm proud to say that music was composed, arranged, and produced by my daughter, Heather Mathis. Her first album, which includes updated versions of some of the meditation music as well as new pieces with a similar vibe, is now available on her Bandcamp.
This is one of a pair of courses about Modern Minoan Paganism. The other class is Deeper Into the Labyrinth.
You may take the two courses in any order you prefer. Due to student demand, I've structured them so each one is a stand-alone class that doesn't rely on information from the other one. But if I'm really honest, I think you should take this class first and Deeper Into the Labyrinth second.
PLEASE NOTE: The forum on this website is a discussion forum for people who are taking my online courses in Modern Minoan Paganism. If you'd like to find out more about Modern Minoan Paganism, check out our official website then head on over to our welcoming community at Ariadne's Tribe on Facebook.