Avalonian Thealogical Seminary

Some of you may, or may not, know that the Sisterhood of Avalon runs a seminary to train members as clergy to serve within the organization and within their own communities.

From the webpage (http://avalonseminary.org/)

The aim of Avalonian Thealogical Seminary is threefold:

1 – To Remember … Through Service to Self – We provide  a centralized, uniform foundation in the Avalonian Tradition to reveal a practical road map for undertaking the  journey towards personal evolution and self actualization.

2- To Reclaim … Through Service to Sisters –  We cultivate the art of Empowerment Midwifery, present training in pastoral counseling and  the facilitation of rites of passage in accordance with local laws and scope of practice.

3- To Renew … Through Service to Goddess – We  encourage the growth of this work  by requiring that each student complete a comprehensive neoteric Thesis relating to the Avalonian Tradition. We ensure that sisters become fully grounded in the Avalonian Method of Wisdom Transmission, so that the ever expanding circle grows ever stronger.

Registration for the first level of seminary (Seed One) is open to members of the Sisterhood now through July 1.

Some women that join the Sisterhood of Avalon are drawn to the path and to the structure of the seminary as a path for training, support, and avocational development. There are many paths of service, and the Sisterhood of Avalon is so very pleased to see this particular path grow and evolve.



Afal Mawr Open Tea

Afal Mawr Hearth will be hosting an Open Tea on Saturday May 7th, 2011 at 11 am at Strawberry Fields in Central Park at 72nd Street and Central Park West. This is an informational meeting for women who live in the NYC METRO area and who are interested in learning more about the Sisterhood of Avalon and the Afal Mawr Hearth.

Please visit sisterhoodofavalon.org for more information regarding the Sisterhood. Please RSVP Jocelyn at jocelyn_russell@ yahoo.com (sans spaces) by April 30th.
In case of inclement weather we will meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More specific information about the meeting will be emailed closer to the date to those who have RSVP’ed.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
In Service and Sisterhood,
The Afal Mawr Hearth


SOA 2010 Intensives Schedule


The Sisterhood of Avalon has been sponsoring Avalonian Training Intensives around North America and Great Britain since 1998. These four-day residential Intensives allow women to learn Avalonian ritual, techniques, tools, and philosophy in an experiential and supportive environment. Come to connect with the Goddesses of Avalon, immerse yourself in the transformational spiritual traditions of the Celtic Britons, and learn how to heal and empower yourself as you align with the Cycles of the Universe.

This year, our intensive offerings have undergone an exciting re-visioning, and include the presentation of deepening layers of the Avalonian Tradition which have never before been taught in this format. After the foundation of the work is laid with Seeking Avalon Within (formerly our L1 Intensive Calling the Barge) we will explore the wisdoms of Avalon through the Celtic cosmological paradigm of the Three Realms – Land, Sea and Sky.

SOA Intensives are always incredible opportunities to become immersed in the transformational work of Avalon and to build sacred community with Sisters; we hope you will be able to join us! For more information and a detailed registration packet, please email our Intensives Coordinator.






Seeking Avalon Within

Foundational Avalonian Intensive

Open to all women

Rensselaerville, New York

June 24-27, 2010

Realm of Land

Level One Avalonian Intensive

Open to SOA members who have attended “Seeking Avalon Within” or L1

Rensselaerville, New York July 29 – August 1, 2010

Between the Worlds

Level 2.5 Avalonian Intensive

Open to SOA members who have attended L2 or higher Southern Ohio September 23-26,2010

Seeking Avalon Within

Foundational Avalonian Intensive

Open to all women Southern Ohio October 21 – 24, 2010

Seeking Avalon Within

Foundational Avalonian Intensive

Open to all women North Georgia November 18-21, 2010

Seeking Avalon Within

Foundational Avalonian Intensive

Open to all women Northern California TBA


Sisterhood of Avalon 2010 Datebook – Coming Soon!


Ninth Wave Press is pleased to announce that the Sisterhood of Avalon 2010 Datebook will be available soon! It is a beautiful visual companion for the Avalonian journey, complete with Moon Phase information, Holy Days, Goddess Times, and gorgeous writings and images of and about creating Sacred Space.

Covering Calan Gaeaf 2009 through December 2010, the SOA Datebook is a wonderful resource that supports the work of the Sisterhood, and can be used by any who walk Celtic, Druidic, or Goddess Paths! We are excited to share this with you, and thank you for your support!

Purchase information will be available soon!

Seasons Blessings to all!


Calan Gaeaf Membership Portal Open


The Sisterhood of Avalon is pleased to announce that the Calan Gaeaf Portal will open tomorrow, on Monday, September 28.

Please visit www.sisterhoodofavalon.org and click on “Community,”then “Membership” to access the membership information and application.   Please note that there is a time limit to apply for membership. The Portal will be open from September 28 to October 26.  Applications ***WITH DUES*** MUST be postmarked no later than October 26, 2009 to be considered for membership during the Calan Gaeaf Portal.

Any applications post marked after this date will need to be resubmitted for the Calan Mai 2010 portal.   Please be sure to complete all portions of the application. Essay questions should be answered in, at minimum, a basic five paragraph format.

We look forward to the opportunity to share community with you!

Bendithion Afallon,
Ann Marie
Sisterhood of Avalon
BoardSecretary @ sisterhoodofavalon . org (without the spaces)


Call for Submissions – Blodeuwedd Anthology


Blodeuwedd Anthology
Published by Ninth Wave Press
Submission Deadline — May 31, 2009

We are seeking educational, celebratory and inspirational works in honor
of the Welsh Goddess Blodeuwedd. These works should be in the form of
short stories, essays, poetry, chants, rituals, meditations, photos, and

Suggested Topics, as related to the Goddess Blodeuwedd:

– Herbs, stones, and symbols
– Sacred Sites
– Totem Animals
– Songs and chants with notation
– Mythology, folklore and beliefs
– Personal experiences with the Goddess
– Meditations, workings, rituals
– Images of altars, crafts, gardens, sculpture, masks and other
creations dedicated to, or inspired by, Blodeuwedd

Copyright and Compensation

All proceeds from the sale of this devotional anthology will benefit the
Sisterhood of Avalon Land Fund. There is no direct compensation for
publication, and authors retain copyright of their work. We ask that you
consider your participation in this project as an offering to the
Goddess it celebrates, and a way to support the sacred land and women’s
sanctuary the SOA seeks to manifest for all who are drawn to the Holy Isle.

Submission Requirements

All written work should be in Arial 12 point Word Document format and
sent as an email attachment to: submissions@ninthwavepress.com

All images should be 300 dpi or higher, in either .jpeg or transparent
.gif format, and sent as an email attachment to:

We look forward to working with you on manifesting this project in honor
of Blodeuwedd.