Waxing, Full, Waning, New Moon

Sisters of the Rising Moon

Course Information and Curriculum

Book List

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White Moon Teachings are designed to be intensive, with weekly, daily, monthly and quarterly assignments. Students are welcome to proceed through the curriculum more slowly if they desire.

The curriculum is presented in three levels:

Each level includes a final project. To view students' final projects, please visit the OWM Goddess Gallery.

Level I (four months) focuses on Goddess studies, sacred space, ritual, and personal empowerment. The first level essentially serves as a foundation for daily practice. Students observe the seasons, connect with the moon, and begin mediation, energy work, and spell crafting. Both novice and experienced students are required to begin with Level I. In this, and each subsequent level, students create a final project focused on a particular Goddess.

Level II (four months) deepens the study of meditation and energy work and introduces the practice of divination, focusing on the Motherpeace Tarot. This level also contains a strong emphasis on chakra work and self-healing. Level II students choose to follow the Path of Prayer or the Path of Magick.

Initiates continue active participation in group discussions. Students gain a deeper understanding of the working of the Order by completing the following:

Level III (five months) strongly emphasizes dream, astral, and shamanic work, and introduces body-based lunar astrology. In addition, students choose three elective areas of study: gemstones, herbs, candle magick, dream work, healing, and Tarot spells. For the last month, students undergo a practical internship in teaching, divination, healing, or prayer.

Adepts are fully immersed in the working of the Order by continuing to be engaged in group discussions as well as the following:

Level IV ministry training is open to Level III graduates. Level IV graduates are eligible to receive ordination through the Order of the White Moon.

Students must satisfactorily complete all of the assignments in order to receive course certificates. Levels II & III include some elective course offerings but most of the course material is required.

Ceremonial Cords and Completion Certificates are awarded at no extra cost to those completing each level.

Level I: Initiate, Order of the White Moon * (white cord)
Level II: Adept, Order of the White Moon* (red cord)
Level III: Priestess, Order of the White Moon* (black cord)

And through the mother order:

Level IV - High Priestess in The Order of the White Moon* (green cord)

Goddess Studies (I*, II, III)
Creating Sacred Space (I*, II, III)
Making Ritual (I*, II, III)
Meditation (I, II*, III)
Energy Work (I, II*, III)
Divination (II*, III)
Dream Work (II, III*)
Astral Work (II, III*)
Healing (II, III*)
Ordinary Magick (II, III*)

I = Level I
II = Level II
III = Level III
* denotes a strong emphasis



Tuition is $30 US per 4 weeks of lessons. There is no extra fee for moving through the lessons more slowly, but students are required to complete at least one lesson per month during Level I. The entire fee for each level is $120. (Level III includes one month free.) You may pay by PayPal, check or money order. Students must also buy approximately three text books for each course level.

Tuition covers online lessons and instructor feedback. Any other materials needed should be readily available around your house or at a local thrift store. No expensive tools are needed.


Level I:

365 Goddess by Patricia Telesco

Once and Future Goddess: A Symbol for Our Time by Elinor W. Gadon

Casting the Circle: A Women's Book of Ritual by Diane Stein


Level II:

Motherpeace Round Tarot Deck by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble

Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Through Myth, Art, and Tarot by Vicki Noble

Grandmother Moon by Zsuzsanna Budapest


Level III:

Shakti Woman by Vicki Noble

Elective Books for Level III:

Healing With Gemstones and Crystals by Diane Stein

Candle Magick: A Guide for the Novice by J.E. Auer

The Goddess Celebrates: An Anthology of Women's Rituals by Diane Stein

American Folk Magick by Silver Ravenwolf

The Dream Book: Symbols for Understanding by Betty Bethards

Tarot Spells by Janina Renee

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs by Scott Cunningham