FAQ
What is Paganism?
In modern times, it has become defined as an umbrella term to describe any religious belief system that does not stem from the Triad's Abrahamic religions known as Judaism, Islam or Christianity. Paganism is a universal belief system that provides an evolved version of humanity's spiritual purpose in the cosmos. It returns the Goddess to her rightful position along side the Green Man & Horned God, practices Environmentlism as a lifestyle and reintegrates science into spirituality. Most importantly, Paganism empowers you with the tools necessary to transform your life into the life you have always dreamed through the use of the universal tool known as magick.

What is a Pagan?
In our opinion, Pagans practice a nature-based religion observing the cycles of the seasons by using magick to transform our lives in the pursuit of our most passionate desires. Some are Earth Lovers, some enjoy teaching, some enjoy casting spells, some enjoy delivering Oracular messages, some enjoy unlocking the seals of knowledge about our existence, some seek power over their lives, some courageously delve into the darkness to reveal its secrets with most striving to create a peaceful future for Humanity, the Animal Kingdom and the Planet.

Is Paganism Devil Worshiping?
NO. Lucifer, Satan and the Devil are a creation from the Triad (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) as a source of all evil acts i.e. the ultimate "evil-doer" that battles their source of all good by poisoning the minds of humans. Paganism has no such creation mythology. However, the association of Paganism/Witchcraft as Devil Worshiping was highly popularized during the Christian Inquisition in an attempt to convert practitioners of the Ancient Pagan Religions to Christianity. Despite the apology from Pope John Paul II in October 1998 about the actions of the Christian Church during the Inquisition, members of the Christian Church continue to teach this false association.

For Example: In the King James Version of the Christian Bible, Exodus 22 Verse 18 states “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” This translation began and was completed during the Christian Inquisition. A time when anyone labeled a Heretic/Witch was put to death. It is well known that King James was extremely paranoid of Witches and Witchcraft; therefore, he decided to change the translation from the original meaning of “evil-doer” or “poisoner” to Witch. Unfortunately, almost all English translations used by Protestant Christian Churches are based upon King James translation, not the original translation of “not to let a “poisoner or evil-doer” live.

Why is GAEA in existence?
We truly enjoy sharing, teaching and experiencing Paganism with others. It is our goal to improve the human condition by providing a way for each person to meet the Goddess, practice spiritual environmentalism, establish science as the logical mechanism underlining religious beliefs and do our part to repair the damage done by the Triad.

Can anyone become a GAEA Member?
Yes, all are welcome at GAEA providing they are in agreement, harmony and alignment with our core beliefs and mission. Anyone with an agenda to circumvent the core beliefs of GAEA should not join.

What is the background of the GAEA Priesthood teachers?
All GAEA Teachers are graduates of the Stage V & above Priesthood courses. They have extensive experience teaching their own real Circles, Covens and Temples. This real world knowledge is incorporated into all the teachings, which allows the GAEA Priesthood to make personal assessments that identify areas where you need help and identify unique gifts that you possess.

Why should I entrust my training to GAEA?
GAEA works diligently to provide a comprehensive student driven educational experience. It is an intimately personal interactive program that delves into who you are spirituality with the goal of transforming your life into one of fulfillment. Additionally, we offer a warm, safe and sacred place to learn Paganism that is uplifted by the personal relationships found within our Grove. Each course is designed to encourage personal one-on-one instruction similar to what one would receive in a real Coven. This way no one feels alone on their path. If a road bump is reached, then someone is always available to help walk over the bump. Most importantly, our curriculum is sensible, comprehensive and filled with real world knowledge from actual Covens.

How are GAEA courses designed?
Each course is taught in an online environment where the latest technology is utilized. These technologies help to reinforce concepts thereby helping the student comprehend better. In addition to the technological advances, a personal review of all work is compiled by the Instructor to ensure each student has grasped the lesson objectives.

How long does it take to become a GAEA Priestess or Priest?
The length of completion is entirely determined by the student as this is a student driven curriculum. Not everyone learns at the same pace, plus life events can interfere, so each student works at their own pace. Once enrolled in a course, the student can come and go as they please without any penalty or being removed from the course. However, a minimum time requirement of 13 months is necessary to complete Stages 0 to V.

Do I have to start from the beginning if I am a Priestess or Priest from another religious pathway or have practiced Paganism before?
Yes. Everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge, experience and perspectives acquired before reaching our us. However, we ask all that join GAEA to do so as a Seeker . . . a magickal explorer searching for something new at GAEA. This ensures everyone travels a similar path acquiring the necessary knowledge about who we are.

Is there a fee or cost to join GAEA?
Yes. It costs $44.44 to begin the Stage 0: GAEA Public Pagan Pathway Course. If an invitation to join GAEA is received, then it costs $11.11 per month. This monthly fee includes access to The Avalon Grove and the remainder of the GAEA Pagan Pathway course cirriculum. The following chart provides additional details:

Quester New Seeker Dedicant Initiate Pagan Adept GAEA Priesthood
$44.44 Once $11.11 per month $11.11 per month $11.11 per month $11.11 per month $11.11 per month
Benefits: Benefits: Benefits: Benefits: Benefits: Benefits:
  • Stage 0: GAEA Public Pagan Pathway Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Digital Certificate of Completion.
  • Special Chat Access.
  • Special Event Participation.
  • Stage I: GAEA Seeker Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Handmade Certificate of Completion.
  • Graduation Beads.
  • Graduation Cord.
  • GAEA Membership Kit.
  • Special Grove Access.
  • Special Chat Access.
  • Special Forum Access.
  • Special Database Access.
  • Special Event Participation.
  • Members Only Store Access.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and AOL Integration.
  • Monthly Magickal Ink Newsletter.
  • Stage II: GAEA Dedicant Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Handmade Certificate of Completion.
  • Graduation Beads.
  • Graduation Cord.
  • Access Additional Courses.
  • Special Grove Access.
  • Instant Message Access.
  • Chat Access.
  • Forum Access.
  • Special Database Access.
  • Members Only Store Access.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and AOL Integration.
  • Daily Magickal Ink Newsletter.
  • Live Event Participation.
  • Live Ritual Participation.
  • Volunteer Work Participation.
  • Defense Council.
  • Stage III: GAEA Initiate Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Handmade Certificate of Completion.
  • Graduation Beads.
  • Graduation Cord.
  • Access Additional Courses.
  • Special Grove Access.
  • Instant Message Access.
  • Chat Access.
  • Forum Access.
  • Herbal Database Access.
  • Aromatherapy Database Access.
  • Stone Database Access.
  • Song Access.
  • Video Access.
  • Article Submissions.
  • Special Book of Shadows Access.
  • Daily Magickal Ink Newsletter.
  • Live Event Participation.
  • Live Ritual Participation.
  • Volunteer Work Participation.
  • Members Only Store Access.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and AOL Integration.
  • Free GAEA Circle Hosting.
  • Learning Council.
  • Stage IV: GAEA Pagan Adept Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Handmade Certificate of Completion.
  • Graduation Beads.
  • Graduation Cord.
  • GAEA Pagan Adept Kit.
  • Access Additional Courses.
  • Special Grove Access.
  • Instant Message Access.
  • Chat Access.
  • Forum Access.
  • Herbal Database Access.
  • Aromatherapy Database Access.
  • Stone Database Access.
  • Song Access.
  • Video Access.
  • Article Submissions.
  • Book of Shadows Access.
  • Daily Magickal Ink Newsletter.
  • Live Event Participation.
  • Live Ritual Participation.
  • Volunteer Work Participation.
  • Members Only Store Access.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and AOL Integration.
  • Free GAEA Circle Hosting.
  • Magickal Council.
  • Stage V: GAEA Priesthood Course Access.
  • Instructor Access.
  • Instructor Feedback.
  • Interactive Study Group.
  • Handmade Certificate of Completion.
  • Graduation Beads.
  • Graduation Cord.
  • GAEA Priesthood Kit.
  • Create Courses.
  • Teach Courses.
  • Full Grove Access.
  • Instant Message Access.
  • Chat Access.
  • Forum Access.
  • Herbal Database Submission.
  • Aromatherapy Database Submission
  • Stone Database Submission.
  • Song Submission.
  • Video Submission.
  • Article Submissions.
  • Book of Shadows Submissions.
  • Daily Magickal Ink Newsletter.
  • Event Submissions.
  • Lead Live Events.
  • Lead Live Rituals.
  • Lead Live Workshops.
  • Podcast Participation.
  • Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and AOL Integration.
  • Free Merchant Seller Account.
  • Free Cyber Classrooms.
  • Free GAEA Coven Hosting.
  • Free GAEA Temple Hosting.
  • Earthlove Leadership Council.
  • Spiritual Leadership Council.
  • Ritual Leadership Council.
  • Teaching Leadership Council.
  • ESP Leadership Council.