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Our Staff are Volunteers

The Ottawa Pagan Schola’s core instructor team (Faculty) consists of volunteers who donate their time to develop and teach these courses. They can rarely afford to donate materials or classroom rentals, however, and are permitted to pass those expenses along to the students.

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Why Courses Take So Long to Develop

All of Schola’s classes undergo a period of testing and updating before we release them to the public. This includes an alpha testing with one or two Schola instructors, followed by a beta testing with most or all Schola instructors. This takes time to arrange, especially scheduling the alpha and beta tests. Currently in the […]

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Why Schola?

“The term schola, which once referred to the imperial guard, came to be applied in turn to a train of warrior-servants who waited on the king, to the group of clergymen who waited on the bishop, to the monks of a monastery, and ultimately to a choral society; it did not mean ‘school’ before the […]

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Challenges For New Practitioners

Starting down any of the Pagan paths takes time, study and dedication. It helps enormously to have a faith community to compare notes with, but can also be pursued on your own. However you choose to walk your path, you will learn and grow immensely through the entire process. Every faith comes with its own […]

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Green Man Powerpoint Slides (from KG 2010)

For those who requested them, here is the link to David’s powerpoint slides from “Who is the Green Man”, as presented at Kaledescope Gathering on Saturday at the Rookery. In modern Wicca the Green Man is often seen as an aspect of the Horned God, especially in his Celtic Cernunnos form. Yet is he really […]

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Hermeticism

Guest editorial by GingerWitch If you are a Pagan intrigued by the ancient arts and familiar with some of the history behind them, but want to become truly enlightened, then you will find the study of Hermeticism crucial to your development. This is one of the reasons Schola is a specifically Hermetic Academy.  The Importance […]

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