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.
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 Seership; 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.
|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 11:10|
Joie de vivre is one of the first signs that the essential self, which exists within each of us, has been honoured.
At the heart of each one of us is a divine or spiritual essence, our essential self.
Knowing who we are and who we are not, is crucial in finding the key to our mystery: in helping us find direction and purpose, as well as unveiling our creativity.
So often we are living a lie, believing that we should be better, stronger, more beautiful, nicer, more...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 11:10|
I cannot get enough of communicating with animals.
I love it because it challenges my assumptions about them time and time again. I am deeply passionate about increasing people's awareness of animals as intelligent sentient beings. There is nothing less about a dog, a horse, a rabbit. Just as much design has been put into these animals as has been invested in the human form and yet we are so disconnected from the natural world that we can only see our own superiority.
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|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 11:00|
One of the animals that I have found the easiest to communicate with is Sally Pups. Sally was a delightful collie who came to live with me as a relatively elderly lady.
The fact that she was not my dog made communication easier. So often when attempting to communicate with our own animals, we fall into the trap of thinking that we are making it all up, believing we know so much about them. What is wonderful for me is that Sally had a past that I knew very little about. The best part of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 10:55|
Originally posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 10:27 PM
I want to tell you a story about my beautiful horse, Apollo.
He is my blessed colleague in my work as Equine Guided Educator, having carried small autistic children on his back, patiently bending whilst they pull his mane and screech in his ears. He has taught leadership, self-respect and healthy boundaries to troubled teenagers and comforted those with broken hearts.
When we lived in Somerset, not far from the beautiful...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 28 January, 2018 at 10:45|
Growing up in my family we had had lots of animals and as soon as I was an adult, I began to surround myself with animals again. I began to realise that animals receive information with their energy bodies all the time. They do not say to themselves, "Oh, I am just being silly." They have total trust in their sensibilities and rely on them wholly to survive. We, as human animals, feel others' emotions, intentions and frequently others' thoughts but so often dismiss what we feel. It is as if w...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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 ...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »
|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...Read Full Post »