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Re: Catherine's Hands-On Apprenticeship Training Program

Unread post by amithyzt » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:42 pm

We meet again, Miss Athena,

Thank you, you prompted to reassess my goals and review my purchases with a commitment to round off the required materials specifically. Originally I intended to continue reading the books and forum, try it on my own for a year or so, THEN consider the course. Having just read of her retirement in a few years, there's no way I'd miss an opportunity to learn directly from someone so knowledgeable! I regretted not finding this community sooner, but it seems I've found it just in time. *phew*

I should be eligible for an interview by the end of next month, and I have no doubt I'll have made all the purchases by then- I've been purchasing obsessively since I stumbled into the forum! Lol!

Thank you for guiding me in the right direction, I've appreciated your help so much! You've inspired me to push through and make it happen, and I will always be grateful.

Many Blessings...
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Unread post by Miss Athena » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi amithyzt,

Yes we meet again!

Please note that your interview with miss cat will be scheduled only after you complete your purchase requirements. It's a straightforward process and you are doing everything right.

Yes, learning directly from miss cat is a very valuable opportunity that you won't want to miss. I predict you'll do very well on the course and I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress.

Good luck!
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Unread post by amithyzt » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:19 pm

Thanks for all the encouragement. I'll make sure I've read every link and every book, that every item has been ordered and I've worked a few conjures for myself and others before I proceed. It could take a month or two more because I find myself reading twice, but it's been incredible so far... :D
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Unread post by Naught1usMax1mus » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:39 am

Finally completed my first attendance at an apprenticeship week! It was a LOT of intense learning and hard work! When the Tuesday numbers were added up and we had created over *1000* bottles of oil it was unbelievable. The format of alternating days of history/lecture and hands-on work creating products for the store is a good one. And happily we are able to keep one oil, one incense and one mojo of those we create, so I am very proud of the Black Cat oil, the House Blessing incense and Steady Work mojo kits I worked on, as well as the others I did. It makes me smile to look over at thee products and remember the intense experience of this last week.

I highly, highly recommend these apprenticeship weekends to every graduate of HRCC. It is not easy, it's a of note taking and hard work, but seeing Miss Cat's incredible collections of oils/salves, incenses and mojo pieces was an incredible treat. Miss Cat must be exhausted at the end of this week, and I thank her so very much for giving of her time to those of us who can attend. There were 11 of us including some employees at this training week.

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Unread post by amithyzt » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:41 pm

WOW! Thank you for posting about your experience. It sounds like it was a fantastic week and time well spent.:)
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Unread post by Cousin Joshua » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:20 pm

Apprenticeship Logistics Question For Those Who Have Apprenticed

I'm delighted to have just booked airfare to sunny California to attend the 2018 apprenticeship week!

For those of you that flew to California for your apprenticeship training, did you rent a car or bike to get to and from the shop and your lodging? I looked at Lyft and Uber and they appear to be active in Forestville. Have folks had success with rideshare services like Lyft and Uber while apprenticing?

Thanks for the insight! I think I'll be able to get a place relatively close to the shop - but just need to figure out transit from SFO to Forestville and from my lodging to Santa Anna for the Hoodoo Heritage Festival (probably Lyft or Uber if I hear from y'all that it's reliable).

Thanks in advance for any insight y'all can provide.

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:24 pm

April 2018 Apprenticeship:

Dates -- April 9 - 13th, 2018
Place -- 6632 Covey Road, Forestville, California
Curriculum: Week One: Herbs, Candles, Special Waters
Cost: FREE work-study program

Monday: Herb Lecture, Identifying and Harvesting Herbs
Tuesday: Harvesting, Dehydrating, and Packing Herbs
Wednesday: Candle Lecture; Dressing Candles
Thursday: Labelling, Dressing, and Fixing Candles
Friday: Special Waters Lecture, Making Specials

Also included in the curriculum for each Apprenticeship Week are two celebratory and community-building meals, which are free of charge to the Apprentices and at which attendance is required:

Monday Apprenticeship Potluck Lunch
A buffet-style lunch for all Apprentices and Lucky Mojo Staff; food and drinks are catered by the entire Lucky Mojo Staff.

Wednesday Apprentice's Dinner
A sit-down dinner is catered on Wednesday night by Heidi Simpson, the Lucky Mojo Shop Manager.

The Apprenticeship Curriculum is tight and intensive. It runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, during shop hours, with 1/2 hour allowed for lunch each day except Monday, which has a 45 minute lunch break called the Apprenticeship Lunch, an obligatory event at which Apprentices meet and mingle with Lucky Mojo staff. There is also an obligatory Apprenticeship Dinner during the week, catered by Heidi Simpson.

Due to the tight teaching and training schedule, we ask Apprentices to not shop the store while apprenticing or after hours. You are welcome to shop during your lunch break, or to submit a shopping list when you arrive and your goods will be ready to be rung up during one of your lunch breaks or, if the order is a large one, it will be ready for you to check out on the Saturday morning following your Apprenticeship week.

Please call ahead and let Leslie Lowell or Heidi know you will be attending so that we will have enough supplies on hand to train you!
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Unread post by Miss Nikki » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 am

Greeting,

I hope you are in good spirits. I’m interested in the Apprenticeship week. Who do I need to contact to see if I can get into the class? Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


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Unread post by Miss Nikki » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:31 am

Never mind. Thank you!
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:50 pm

Hi, Solaris -- i hope you got the information you needed.

My role in the Apprenticeship is to SHOW UP AND TEACH. Organizing it is the job of Leslie, Heidi, Yose, and others.
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:24 pm

We are NINE DAYS away from the April 2018 Apprenticeship program, and there are still a few places left. If you are a graduate and want to attend, please contact Leslie Lowell or Heidi Simpson at the shop NOW. 707-887-1521. Thanks!
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Unread post by Naught1usMax1mus » Tue May 15, 2018 11:38 am

Hey all! We are trying to get up a Week 3 apprenticeship training scheduled the week of October 8-12, which is the week before the fall Mystic Fair in Santa Rosa. We have four people confirmed so far with one checking on ability to get time off. We need six minimum, and 9-15 would be better. Please indicate whether you would be interested so we can formally propose this. A few of us are one-away from graduating! Thanks!
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:35 am

From 2003 through 2018, out of 2,100 enrolled Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course students, about 570 have turned in their homework and graduated -- and are eligible for free Apprenticeship training.

From 2005 through 2018, about 80 graduates have gone on to complete the three-week hands-on Apprenticeship Program.

My next Apprenticeship program is Monday through Friday, October 8th through 12th, 2018. This will be the Week Three training:

Week Three: Baths; Sachets; Jack Balls
Monday: Bath Crystals Lecture; Making Bath Crystals
Tuesday: Making and Praying Over Bath Crystals
Wednesday: Sachets Lecture; Making Sachets
Thursday: Making and Praying Over Sachets
Friday: Jack Balls Lecture; Making Jack Balls

If you are a course graduate and intend to attend, please contact Leslie Lowell at the shop -- 707-887-1521.

As always, the Apprenticeship teaching is a free work-trade arrangement -- 20 hours of teaching for 20 hours of supervised work and training in the history, practical use, and manufacture of spiritual supplies for the home practitioner or aspiring professional root doctor or shop keeper.

Read full details here: http://luckymojo.com/apprenticeship.html
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Day One of Apprenticeship Week Three --

I am about to embark on five days of teaching my graduate students how to make bath crystals, sachet powders and jack balls. There will be eight folks in attendance. For some of them, this will be their third of their week-long sessions and they will graduate from the apprenticeship, fully informed on the history of hoodoo and conjure "order houses" and able to become makers of spiritual supplies for their own clients or their own shops. As always, this program is FREE, and is run as a work-trade agreement, with 20 hours of teaching and 20 hours of "making" (plus two free meals) in the bargain.

My friend (and grad student) Alyse GoRay arrived last night and we went to dinner at a lovely new Indian restaurant in Sebastopol, and i ordered the delicious and cross-culturally festive Artichoke Pakora! What a treat!

We look forward to greeting Heidi Holton, Joshua Saunders, Domenica Mazepa, Scarlet Moon, Muttaqi Al-Mustafa, Mary Thomson, and Althea Anderson, plus, as a special guest, Angela Horner. Angela went through this program years ago and has her own spiritual practice now and is a member of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers, but she has opted to sit in with her daughter and help me as a "runner" during the production phase of the teaching.

Meanwhile, 60 lbs. of Bat Nuts from China are drying in my kitchen and in the Lucky Mojo Curio Co. shop and the weather promises to be sunny all week.

Okay, i am off to my job as a teacher! Love to all of you!
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Unread post by nagasiva » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:11 pm

It was a great success, a great potluck, got the video made of the array of products. Bathing beauty!
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Unread post by Naught1usMax1mus » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 am

I am so thrilled to see “Grad-Apprentice” by my name. It was a delight to finish and graduate from our apprentice training with three other people who started when I did — Heidi, Domenica, and Alyse. Week 3 was very intense and a bit messy on sachet powder day, but on both bath crystal and powder days there were such good smells and it was wonderful helping to mix, bag, and pray over these products. Friday was creating a jack ball, which was very interesting.

I wanted to especially touch upon the wonderful conversation, not just the learning from Miss Cat, but the atmosphere of free, intelligent, and studious conversation. In a global time of distorted rhetoric, it was a week of being able to have real, down-to-earth conversations, to discuss sensitive historical topics in a truly educational atmosphere, and really bring together the multiple cultural aspects that boil down to hoodoo. I have at all three weeks learned something that was not in a book or found elsewhere, and my notebook will always be one of my references.

If you are a graduate and you are considering taking apprenticeship weeks, you will work very hard, but the learning opportunity is not to be missed. You will network with other course graduates who are in varying stages of completion of apprenticeship — everyone learns from everyone else’s experiences as well as Miss Cat’s incredible knowledge. Thank you again, Miss Cat, for giving another week of your abundant knowledge and sharing your ephemera and artifacts with us.

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 am

Hi, Mary --

I had a great time teaching and working with you all this week, too, Mary. Thanks for posting.

Five of my course graduates completed apprenticeship training at this session -- Alyse, Domencia, Heidi, Mary, and Ray. And a wave to the other three apprentices, Althea, Ro, and Joshua, who still have more classes to complete before gaining their certificates of training.
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Unread post by whitestar » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:36 am

I have a question about non-Springtime training that I can't seem to find. And I'm fully prepared to be told "well, it depends"!

How commonplace is it to get enough people together to schedule an 'extra' training course during the year? I ask because I am not a US resident and flights to the States are really expensive anymore. I would love, love, love to attend the apprenticeship training...but late spring no longer seems to be a part of the "off season" for travel ticket pricing.

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:47 am

Hello, whitestar,

The "extra" apprenticeships are organized by the apprentices themselves. I have told them that if they can put together a group, set a date, and take care of that end themselves, i will teach the course and my shop will hire assistants ("runners") to facilitate the program.

If you go to the public web age page on the apprenticeship program, here:

http://luckymojo.com/apprenticeship.html

and scroll down a bit, you will see exactly how many non-spring apprenticeships i have held over the years.

Are you a student?

I ask because you are posting this question in the Lucky Mojo PUBLIC Forum as a newly registered forum member, and this is a question that would normally be asked and answered in the PRIVATE student forum. If you are a student and never logged into your student account, please contact nagasiva yronwode on Facebook and he will set you up.

To be an apprentice, of course, you have to first be a student, and graduate from my correspondence course. Since you are newly registered here at the time of making this post, i do not know if you are one my students yet, so here is the information about the course that folks need need to get started on this path:

http://luckymojo.com/mojocourse.html
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Unread post by nagasiva » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Whitestar is about to become a student. We can shift this addendum discussion into the Student Group as soon as she signs up. :)
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