Welcome to aeranth.com

For those who wonder what is an "aeranth"?  Created by a man by the name of George MacDonald who wrote fantasy stories in the mid-1800's, aeranth is found in the story of the golden key. It is described as a metamorphed air fish - a beautiful creature with rainbow colored feathers who swims though the air. aeranth's highest honor is to be of nourishment to a human.

For more information, visit www.george-macdonald.com/

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Enchanted Fairy Land Interpreters
For the next 2018 Docent Training Program

Valley of the Moon is accepting applications for its 2018 Docent Training Program. Docents are trained volunteers who are excited to share the history and enchantment of Valley of the Moon with visitors. They interpret Valley of the Moon by telling the story of its founder, construction, historical impact and current day impact and activities. Visitors to the park will come away enriched by a greater understanding and appreciation of Valley of the Moon. Docents help make the visitor experience unique, fun and educational.

To prepare for this challenge, potential docents attend classes in Valley of the moon history, cultural impact, storytelling, public speaking and also touching on some Dramatic Arts techniques. Training will be hands on and fun, with focus on interactive learning and sharing.

To Apply, attend one of our Prospective Docent Training Meet & Greet Orientations
Sunday, January 21st from 12 Noon – 2 PM, &
Saturday, January 27th, from 10 AM – 12 Noon
Please RSVP to: Email: Karen.Kosies@gmail.com or Phone: 520-270-0179


  • Spend time creating and sharing magic in our historic fairytale land.

  • Learn the in-depth history of Valley of the Moon.

  • Receive training in storytelling, public speaking and safety and first aid.

  • Inside access to future personal development opportunities.

  • Join a community of volunteers 40 years in the making.

Cost: Docents must be Valley of the Moon members (Memberships start at $35). There are no other costs to you.

Attendance: Docents-in-training must commit to attend all three classes. Graduation will be held after the third class.

Assignments: Docents-in-training will:

  • Complete the reading assignment and prep work for each class.

  • Come prepared to learn, share and participate.

Program Schedule: Classes are Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, The first half of each class will be Topic Presentation with the second half of each class consisting of following a guest docent tour and tour practice.

  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM
    History, Cultural Significance & Construction Techniques

  • Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM
    Storytelling, Dramatic Arts & Public Speaking

  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 9 AM – 12:30 PM
    Tour Tips & Tricks, Safety, First Aid & Facility

  • Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Graduation, Family and Friends Tour

Commitment: Docent-in-Training Graduates are considered “interns” until they have completed three(3) tours under Docent supervision within six (6) months from graduation. After that, Docent agree to participate an average of 4 hours per month in interpretive/educational service for two years following graduation. Your first opportunity will be our 3rd Sunday Historical Tours Event on February 18th, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Continuing Education: 8 hours per year through scheduled docent meetings, training sessions, and/or park lectures, workshops, or field trips.


All contents, graphics, text, photos, features and general information,
contained on this website are the personal property of
Karen Kosies aka aeranth and the dollie boudoir.
Therefore, no unauthorized copying and/or use without written consent.
Last updated: 01-26-18

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