The ADF Initiate Program is a program designed to provide further training beyond the ADF Dedicant Path. It helps folks build on their knowledge and skills to have a solid liturgical practice, and has a focus on Magic, Divination, Trance, and how they intersect. It is a phenomenal training program, providing a solid academic foundation for the experimental magical, trance, and divinatory work that Initiates are expected to engage in.
I passed all of my courses, and the three tests that make up Initiate, becoming an ADF Initiate in September 2014. AS the current Initiate Path Preceptor I revised the program in 2018, so the courses I completed are different than the ones current student’s will be going through. However, I hope to work through the new courses myself over time and will add them here as I do so.
Students submit an Intention letter when they apply to the program, and then may begin working through the courses in any order they choose. This is outline of courses as they are recommended in the online course I facilitate, as well as links to my essays for each course.
If a student passes all three of the Initiation Tests (the solo ritual, the oral defense, and the Ordeal) they take an Oath in front of those who has witnessed the first 2 tests. This is mine: