I've Started a New Online Course.

Herbs - Herbs, in the kitchen.
@Darkwing (21590)
January 10, 2008 7:36pm CST
Some of you will know that I have a lifetime membership to an online school, which entitles me to participate in any course that comes up from time to time. A lot of you will also have noted my interest in herbs, and the folklore and uses for them, so imagine my surprise and joy, when my school offered a year-long course on herbs, called a Magickal Herb Compleat. I enrolled straight away... delighted that the lessons and exams would widen my knowledge on something in which I take a great interest. My friend was happy for me too, and gifted me with a book on herbs, for Christmas. I'm like a pig in muck right now... happy as a sandboy! I passed my first exam with a 92% mark, although I was a little disappointed to have made two incorrect answers. Never mind, I'll have to try harder next month!!! I only need a 70% average pass mark, but I set myself very high standards, so hope to get it nearer the mid to high 90s by the end. I so want to get my certificate for this!:)
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Hehe..since you have such an interest in herbology maybe we should call you Neville Longbottom?? Have you studied gillyweed yet? Okay only kidding..I'm in a silly mood actually What course is this a part of? I mean what on-line course website is it? I would love to see it. I would love to take an on-line course with the Writer's Digest website as they too have courses on-line, and while I think I'm a pretty good writer it never hurts to take a course that might perfect one's art of writing, right?? Only a 92% mark? Yeesh, that's great, what are you talking about..that is still considered an "A" isn't it? Do you get to interact with other students taking the course? Wishing you great luck with the course :)
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@Darkwing (21590)
11 Jan 08
LONGGbottom? Omg... I'd hate to be saddled with that name! ha ha ha It's a job to describe. It's not part of a course, it's a whole course, but the school is where I studied my first and second degree Wicca. I also did basic and advanced Tarot with them, and learned about the Kabbalah. Just recently, they offered this Magickal Herbal Compleat Course, and there's another coming up on Alchemy. That one isn't offered yet, and I feel I might have a bit of difficulty with it, but I grabbed the herbal one, as it's something in which I have a deal of interest. I have read up a lot on herbs, but this is in twelve parts, with a monthly exam, so you progress from one stage to another. I really like their courses. They're very informative. If you really want to look into it, I can send you the URL in your private message box. I just paid £25 for life membership, and I've got five certificates already. They give you projects at the end of each lesson too, which really helps in your learning. I can't say enough good things about them. lol. You can also take a holiday in Italy, doing practical work, or there are a couple of hands-on courses on the Tarot, etc. No, it never hurts to brush up on anything you can already do. You sometimes pick up some very good tips if you take a refresher type course. I went to evening school a few years ago to brush up on my German, so that I could comfortably work on the German Market at Amex. It soon comes flooding back, and we had a German teacher which was good. At school, my German teacher was Welsh. lol. Let me know if you would like the URL of the school, and thank you for your wishes, my friend.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
11 Jan 08
It does sound really intense that whole course program, but sometimes I think it's best to learn something from a bondafide course than studying willy nilly...it forces you to learn..if that makes any sense..uh, German huh? Wie geht es Ihnen? Guten nacht..Auf Wiedersehen Heeheee
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@Darkwing (21590)
13 Jan 08
It all started when the person I chose to ask to be my Wicca teacher, lost their confidence in their ability to teach me, for some reason. So, being a determined and stubborn little wotnot, I decided to find something which would take me to second degree. This particular one attracted me because the Wicca courses last a year, each, and the exams are monthly. At the end, providing you've passed at their required percentage, they give you a downloadable certificate, and each month, have practical projects as well as written, which have helped me tremendously. They also pace you in monthly stages which they feel will help you accomplish what you're looking for. I've enjoyed every minute I've spent studying with them.
11 Jan 08
What school is this and do they accept British members?! ;) It sounds absolutely fascinating, I'd adore to do a course on something like this and I see alchemy has been mentioned as well. What brilliant ideas for courses. What else do they offer? I'm really intrigued! Best of luck for the rest of the course too. You've obviously done really, really well so far.
@Darkwing (21590)
13 Jan 08
Yes, they accept British Members Phaedra... I'm English! lol. The school is in Europe, and I'll invite you as a friend, so I can send you the link, as with the others who have asked. I found it when looking for a Wicca School, and ended up enrolling in a life membership which entitles you to participate in any course that comes up, at no extra charge. Hence, I have completed two courses in Wicca, two in Tarot, learned about the Kabbalah and now this one. There is also one coming up on Alchemy, and from time to time, new courses are added. Thank you very much for your comments, and Brightest Blessings.
13 Jan 08
Whoops! I should have checked your profile first! I've added you as a friend so if you can send me the link I'd be really grateful. Tarot, alchemy et al. are all things I'd like to take a course in and I don't know much at all about the Kabbalah, but I'd really like to know more. I enjoy taking courses. I've taken evening classes in "The History of Western Magic" and "Gothic Mythology" and loved them!
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@Darkwing (21590)
14 Jan 08
Ok... I'm going to go send you the link right now. There haven't been any Gothic Mythology courses as yet, on this particular site, but I'll scout around a bit for you and see what I can find. The life membership price has increased a little since I've been a member... it now stands at £34.99, but it's still good value, as you are entitled to take up any course which becomes available, and each course lasts ten months to a year. The yearly membership is £20, so the lifetime cost is well worth having, to my mind. It's a once-only payment, and you get all the courses, plus free monthly magazines etc. I can't say enough good things for it. They're even considering getting together a third degree Wicca course, which is wonderful, for me. Brightest Blessings... I hope you like what you find.
@dlr297 (5213)
• United States
19 Jan 09
this sounds very interesting, im new to my lot today. I would like some info on this school your talking about
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@Darkwing (21590)
23 Jan 09
It's the school where I trained in Wicca, Tarot, etc. I took life membership which enables me to embark on any course I wish which comes up on the site. So far, I've taken six courses, which is great value for money, but the first is free. If you'd like to take a look, please accept my friends request and I'll send it to you in a PM. Brightest Blessings and welcome to Mylot!
@humbleme (1004)
• India
13 Jan 08
Hello Darkwing, First of all I wish you a belated Happy Newyear and its really nice to know about your interest on herbs and Congratulations on your success in your first exam .I too have lot of interest on ancient magical herbs and years back I read lot of books on this subject even had mixed up with some medicinal witch doctors as a part of my hobby or interest, but now I really dont get time due to my busy schedule in my real life job but still I have lot of interest on this subject our world is full of mystery and we hardly try to unfold these mysteries, rather everybody is busy with self comfort.Thanks again.
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@Darkwing (21590)
13 Jan 08
Hi Humbleme. It's good to see you again. Yes, I can understand your interest in ancient magickal herbs. I too hold a great interest and have been studying and experimenting with some of them for a while now. This course becoming available was a God send, as herbs and gemstones are both of great interest to me. They're two of my favourite areas of study. Brightest Blessings and thank you for your wishes. I hope you have a wonderful year, too. :)
@GardenGerty (90179)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jan 08
I responded here this morning, but my computer did a funky thing and it did not post. I was telling you that I love to learn and go to school. My expectation is that you will post some more wonderful information. I also just realized that I had you confused with Pyewacket, when I tried to answer, as she is the one who uses sage for soothing remedies. I do want to hear from you about healthy and healing herbal uses, and I am so glad for you to get to do this course.
@Darkwing (21590)
13 Jan 08
Thank you Gerty. I was over the moon that this one came up, because I'm particularly interested in herbs and their uses, both medicinal and culinary. Yes, sage is a very soothing herb, as is lavender. I do know a bit about it, but I thought I'd like to go much deeper into the subject and gain more knowledge. I surely will share where I can. Brightest Blessings.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 08
Well done on those Marks You will get that Certificate I know you will as you will not give up lol and you will put all your Mind to it Love and Hugs to you xxxx
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@Darkwing (21590)
13 Jan 08
I'm certainly going to make every effort I can muster to get it, Gabs. They do give you a chance to retake an exam if you get lower than the required 70%, so it's not too bad. I tend to set myself very high standards though, especially when I'm as interested in a project as I am in herbs. Brightest Blessings, love and hugs. Hope you're feeling better. xxx
@raydene (9875)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Wow..I'd love to take a class like that.. I can always learn more on ediable plants and herbal remedies are in teresting..I also use them first before the medicale doctoring! Have fun Sweets xoxoxo
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@mummymo (23709)
22 Jan 08
Oh Sweets I can just see your excitement as you get ready and attend this course - hopefully you will feed us tidbits from time to time as I don't know nearly as much as I should about herbs! Enjoy xxxx
@Darkwing (21590)
22 Jan 08
Sure I will feed you tidbits. The first lesson was on the history and lore of herbs though, Hippocrates and so on. I've finished that one, and done the exam, so now we're getting onto more interesting stuff. :) My friend gifted me with a book on herbs, for Christmas which is terrific. I was very pleased with it, as it includes growing, siting, harvesting, herbs in the kitchen, herbal remedies, and how to make balms, oils and such. It'll take me a while to get through it alongside the course, because I don't want to lose site of the course lessons, but at the same time, it might help in research for the course. Yes, you detected right... I'm excited. lol. Brightest Blessings. xxx