Shamanism & Animal Communication 

Shining Horse: Animal Communication


Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to visit these pages. I do hope that you find something of interest here and that as you read these writings, you find what you are looking for. The Gods move in mysterious ways and perhaps, if you have found these pages, a light may flicker on within you or an old one already lit, may burn brighter. The door to the Mysteries is always ajar when we tread with proper intent.


These pages are about the Faery Faith, the old Celtic mysteries of hearth and home. Of sunrise and sunset and the sacred cycles of the seasons. They are about myth and magic. They are especially about the Art of Seer-ship; that sacred art which once developed enables the seer to communicate with the First Ancestors, our Blessed Ancestors, with loved ones departed, with our Faery Kin, with Deity, with Animal Spirits in the Otherworld and with the animals with whom we share our lives.

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The Old Ways

Posted on 30 June, 2016 at 9:20

My path is that of the traditional seer: one who seeks communion with All That Is and finds instruction from the divinity within; from the natural world and from faery allies, deity, ancestors and the animal kingdom. For me, the path of the seer is linked inexorably to the Faery Faith which for me is a world-wide shamanic tradition which finds its expression through the culture of its people and through the landscape itself.


It is my understanding that the Faery Tradition i...

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Midsummer's Eve

Posted on 30 June, 2016 at 9:10

Today is the eve of the longest day, the height of Midsummer. I love this time of year. The foxgloves with their tall faery spires are gracing my garden. A tiny snail is taking her fill of the blossoms’ generosity. I wonder that she may poison herself but trust in the wisdom of snail to know better than I. The lawn which is unkempt hosts a swathe of daisies. As dusk falls, the flowers take on a luminosity as if it is only at this magical hour that they reveal their true natures. I love ...

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The Importance of Seership within Shamanic Practice

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 16:25

Seership is an integral part of shamanism. Shamans (a term that is now in common usage but once was used exclusively to describe Siberian Seers / Healers/ Witch Doctors, etc) do their job precisely because they can see; because they have developed their non-ordinary perception to such a degree that they can be of assistance to others. When I set up ceremonial space, I want to feel and hear the presences that fill that space. I want to have conversation with spiritual...

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The Path of the Medicine Woman

Posted on 29 January, 2016 at 16:35

For me the path of the medicine woman is about deepening our love of the natural world and a commitment to taking our instruction from Her. It is about having total faith in Nature's cycles and seasons and also in the cycles and seasons which mete out their rhythm within us and which inform our own lives. In Nature things come into being, are born, ripen and die. We must come to understand the cycles of our own productivity and growth, of hibernation, stillness and waiting. For the medicine w...

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My Journey

Posted on 23 September, 2015 at 8:00

From a young age I was driven by a pressing need to 'pierce the veil between the worlds';  to connect with something greater than myself. I knew that I had a spirit family and spent much of my childhood trying to meet with them, expecting to see them with my physical eyes. 

According to my mother, I was a very imaginative child. I was and still am a great lover of the natural world and spent many hours in woods and fields immersing myself in nature, seeking communion with tree...

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The Faery Faith

Posted on 23 September, 2015 at 7:50

The Faery Faith is the centre flame of the Celtic Mystery Tradition which holds in its heart the knowledge of a divine child within each one of us and within all living things. This inspires a deep love and reverence for the natural world and for all beings.

The Faery Faith is a worldwide mystery tradition which grows from a single root. This root is the understanding that emerges when a single soul looks out across the land in awe and understands that Nature herself is the Divi...

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The Art of Seership

Posted on 18 September, 2015 at 15:35

What is a Seer?

I developed my Sight through immersing myself in the Celtic Spiritual Tradition. The Path of the Celtic Mystic has ever been to seek communion with the Divine in all its manifestations: great bodies of water, hills, trees, mountains, ancestral spirits, the spirits of our deceased loved ones, the hearts and minds of animals.

The word seer describes anyone who has developed their 'second sight'. A seer uses the same heightened senses to receive information com...

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Communicating From The Heart

Posted on 7 July, 2014 at 8:15

One of the first things I teach my workshop participants and private students is how to communicate from the heart so that an animal can truly hear you. It is my understanding that animals are not able to hear our busy head minds, especially when our minds are racing along wondering what we are going to have for tea tonight or whether we have enough washing up liquid. Usually for most animals and for animal communication to be truly successful,  there has to be some emotional resonance i...

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