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Samhainn to Solstice

I am astounded to realise that it will be December in a week’s time! I never think about Christmas until December, as I want to honour the beautiful, changeable Autumn months for as long as possible. That dreadful manic phase … Continue reading

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Darkling Thrush – poem, Thomas Hardy 1900

For those who are interested, this is the poem by Thomas Hardy: I leant upon a coppice gate When frost was spectre-grey and Winter’s dregs made desolate the weakening eye of day. The tangled bine-stems scored the sky like strings … Continue reading

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The Darkling Thrush

Standing on my doorstep this morning just before daybreak I heard the faint sound of a Songthrush in the distance. These birds, along with their cousins the Blackbirds do not usually become fully vocal until after the winter Solstice, so … Continue reading

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Walking in the Footsteps of the Ancestors – Kingley Vale

One of my favourite walks is through the ancient Yew forest of Kingley Vale, near Chichester, West Sussex. Some of the trees there are estimated to be 5,000 years old. Communicating with these wise and ancient beings is an experience … Continue reading

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Forest walk

After weeks of juggling work, family and visiting a friend in hospital I am having a whole day in one of the oldest Yew forests in Europe with Tilly dog. The fungi will be lush, and the petrichor (that intoxicating … Continue reading

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Reiki level 1

I am looking forward to sharing the magical and life-changing system of Reiki at Equilibrium, Lewes on Sundays 28th September and 5th October. Cost £150-00. Certificated. Please contact me or equilibrium-clinic.com for enrolment details. Also Tarot workshop – A Dance … Continue reading

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Workshops and Courses

I am now offering two dates for the workshop Tarot Tribes – A Dance of Thrones. Please choose either 12th or 19th October. Also Reiki level I is offered over two days – 28th September and 5th October. Please check … Continue reading

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Earth Spirit Festival

Looking forward to sharing my Magical Language of Trees workshop at The Earth Spirit Festival, Galveston Hall, Horsham today and Monday. Please come along if you are free. Details: www.earthspiritfestival.com.  

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For the Love of Albion

The wild mountains of North Wales made me aware of the contrasting beauty of our land of birth. Not separate nations of England, Scotland, Northern or Southern Ireland, Wales or independent isles such as Mann, Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney etc., but … Continue reading

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The Soldier – Rupert Brooke

This weekend I will be visiting Grantchester, near Cambridge, where the poet Rupert Brooke lived in The Old Vicarage (now, unfortunately, inhabited by Jeffrey Archer). The village has hardly changed since Brooke’s day, and the church clock is permanently set … Continue reading

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