March 13th, 2007
|10:30 am - More CTPing|
Last night, I turned in at about 1 AM, after writing four of the essays for Magic 2. I simply couldn't hold my eyes open anymore.
I should be finishing the final two non-practice requirements tonight (I've been using my new-found lunch hours to outline my responses to wonderful effect), and then moving on to Divination 2.
I pushed for a much more verbose (and, resultantly, intensive) Divination 2 course originally. Most seers would have been able to take their CTP studies and publish a book on just the essays alone, if my original idea had gone through. I admit to being happy it did not. I should be able to complete Div. 2 in about a week, I imagine, with a couple of key exceptions:
Once that's done, I'll start in on the journaling, and I expect the next five months of my life to be pretty darn busy with trancework, magical work, and divination work. I find that the work I'm doing is intensely personal, and if the CTP's journaling experiences are anything like the Lit. Practicum 1 journaling experience was, well, I'll be having a hell of a good run.
- The 5-month journal (which should match up some with my Magic2/Trance1 journal)
- Nine divinations done for others (for those I've done divination for, you'll get an email or note asking permission before I publish)
- Three omens taken by me in public ritual (a clergy-only requirement for Div 2)
I understand why priests in most other religions don't have dayjobs :) The dayjob gets in the way of studying (you can't study while you're maintaining email accounts, I've found), which means that you have to make time for your studying during what used to be "personal time" that was outside your other job: being clergy. Of course, a lot of my time designated as "personal" has recently also been "on-call," but I actually like that (odd as that sounds) and don't find myself minding if it continues to increase.
Anyway, by the end of the day today, I expect to be finished with all but two requirements for Magic 2. By the beginning of next week, I should be finished with all but one requirement for Divination 2. After that, I'll work on Trance 1 (I should have enough time over spring break to finish up the non-practice requirements there). Once I've finished Trace 1, I'll start my journaling and practicum for those courses.
I'm looking forward to it all!
[side note: while searching for a picture to match this entry, this freaked me out.]
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Bama Breeze", -JB
Who needs grad school when you've got ADF training? ;)
I wish you luck, I know you'll do well. Just don't push yourself too hard, there is no deadline AFAIK other than what you set for yourself.
Personally I don't know yet if I am called to the path of clergy/priestess, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. It also depends somewhat on how my regular career and the protogrove turns out.
After I finish the DP I do plan on trying the GSP or IP, and the Artisan 1st circle simply because it interests me and I'm a voracious learner.
But then also if I do decide to go the clergy route, I will have less stuff to do. Unless of course they change the program...
Well, ADF Dedicant Priests have a sort of "deadline" to complete the training: we have to advance in our studies each year, and we have to graduate to the next level (i.e. I have to complete CTP Circle 2) by our third year of being Dedicant Priests.
The process is somewhat complicated, but you can find it here:http://www.adf.org/members/org/clergy-council/policies.html
But, honestly, I'm not worried about not getting it done. That's more than enough time and if I seriously had no movement within the program, I'd have to reconsider what I really wanted, anyway :)
Take your time regarding the calling. If you're called, you'll know it.
oh, ok wasn't clear on how that worked. I asked a (pagan) clergy person once "how do you know if it's the right path?" and he said "it's kind of like how you know if you're in love. You just know".