APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM WITH CATHERINE YRONWODE
The Hoodoo and Conjure Apprenticeship Program with catherine yronwode is a FREE three-week series of lectures, personal training, and hands-on guidance in the history and use of conjure supplies.
The Apprenticeship Program provides three five-day work-weeks of hands-on training in the practice of conjure. The training is given in three one-week intervals around the calendar of the year.
There are three lecture classes during each week, taught by me, and two work-days during each week, supervised by the Lucky Mojo Shop Manager Heidi Simpson.
In order to participate in the Apprenticeship Program you must be a Graduate in good standing of my Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course.
Apprentices are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement with me, the teacher.
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May Apprenticeship ProgramEach year, during the week preceding the May Hoodoo Heritage Festival Workshops sponsored by The Association of Independent Spiritual Churches, we hold a week of Apprenticeship training, and the curriculum of that week rotates throughout the three-week cycle, so that within three years, a graduate can take all three weeks of Apprenticeship training and earn an Apprenticeship certificate.
May 2009 Week One
Additional Apprenticeship Weeks
In addition to the rotating May Apprenticeship Weeks, we teach other Apprenticeship Weeks at intervals throughout the year, both in response to requests from groups of graduates who make plans to attend en masse, and as part of our own in-shop employee training program. (All Lucky Mojo employees are expected to become HRCC Graduates and to complete the Apprenticeship training.)
The rotation of Apprenticeship Weeks allows interested Apprentices who are not shop employees to pick up their training more rapidly than once a year in May. Apprenticeships have been given since 2005.
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.
A minimum of six Apprentices is required to organize an Apprenticeship
Week outside the regularly scheduled weeks in Late April - Early May of each year. Fifteen
Apprentices is the optimal number, twenty is the maximum.
The only Apprenticeship Week that is calendar-delimited is Week One;
it deals with Herbs and cannot be reliably taught during the Winter
months of November through February.
A minimum of six Apprentices is required to organize an Apprenticeship Week outside the regularly scheduled weeks in Late April - Early May of each year. Fifteen Apprentices is the optimal number, twenty is the maximum.
The only Apprenticeship Week that is calendar-delimited is Week One; it deals with Herbs and cannot be reliably taught during the Winter months of November through February.
The Lucky Mojo Apprenticeship curriculum consists of nine lecture classes of 3 - 4 hours each, and nine hands-on training sessions of 3 - 5 hours each. These sessions are organized into three one-week blocks, referred to as Week One, Week Two, and Week Three. Apprentices need not take the three weeks of sessions in order, although that is recommended.
Week One: Herbs, Candles, Special Waters
Week Two: Oils; Incenses; Mojo Hands
Week Three: Baths; Sachets; Jack Balls
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
Wednesday Apprentice's Dinner
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.
If you and your fellow Graduates would like to receive Apprenticeship training and think you can mass together enough people, please contact Heidi Simpson about organizing a non-May Apprenticeship session. If she feels there is sufficient interest and agrees to form an Apprenticeship Week, it will be announced in the Lucky Mojo Forum and in the hrcourse, hrc-grads, and AIRR Yahoo groups well in advance so that attendees can make travel plans.
The Apprenticeship Program is free because it has been organized by me as a work-exchange program, with the paid help of Lucky Mojo shop staff and the non-compensated participation myself as the teacher.
As a work-exchange program, the Apprenticeship is one in which trainees are expected to give us as many dedicated hours of labour as we provide in training. That is, for each full or half day of lecture and hands-on training provided by the teacher and shop staff to the Apprentice, a full or half day of labour will be provided to the shop by the Apprentice in exchange.
For each class or category of work in which training is received (e.g. herbs, candles, oils, etc.) the Apprentice will be able to take home one example of what he or she has made (e.g. one bottle of oil, one candle, one package of incense), at no cost for materials. The retail value of these goods, at the end of three weeks of Apprenticeship training, is more than $100.00
Apprentices are expected to take care of their own housing and meals for the duration of their Apprenticeship, aside from the two celebratory meals which we provide at no cost.
After having completed all three weeks of the Program, a certificate is issued to the Apprentice, stating completion of the Apprenticeship; there is no cost for this certificate.
Just as HRCC Graduates are permitted and encouraged to identify themselves to other students and to the public by the use of the letter "G" after their Student ID numbers, so are those who have received an Apprenticeship certificate permitted and encouraged to identify themselves to other students and to the public by the use the letters "GA" after their Student ID numbers.
No "drop in" Apprentices will be accepted for training. Attendees must sign up in advance with the Lucky Mojo shop manager in order to attend.
In order to benefit from and participate in this course, you will need to be able to
In addition, you should be aware of these factors:
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