Join the Faery Allies Conversations – Free

Come join us for a free event with lots of different speakers discussing their relationship with the Sidhe (Faeries). Growing up in a household which was half Irish and half Scottish there was lots of tales of the Good Folk and of course ‘do’s’ and ‘dont’s’ when concerning them.  This telesummit is a series of conversations with 20 featured presenters so there is something for everyone.

Why the Conversation?

The theme is about building a relationship between ourselves and the Sidhe, our Faery Allies. I’m looking forward to listening to them all and learn a thing or two when seen from a different perspective.

My Talk

I shall be discussing growing up in a Scottish/Irish household and the ritual and traditions of the Sidhe from when I was a child – from the custom of putting silver in a baby’s pram, to clootie trees and stories of friends who really did hear the scream of the Banshee!

It’s very important to consider what you call then and this will be another aspect i’ll be discussing.

As an artist and writer by relationship with the Good Folk has used the language of creativity and I’ll also be talking about grounding in your own heritage and tradition and considering our relationship through ritual as we move around the Wheel of the Year.

How It Works

Click on the Sign Up button below to register- there’s absolutely no cost to attend. If you can’t attend the talks as they go out live you’ll have access to each replay for 48 hours. Each call will be like a mini-class with guided meditations and good conversations. You can listen to the calls online, by phone, or via a mobile device, and free 48-hour replays
will allow you to listen at your convenience. The telesummit runs from Tuesday October 16- until Saturday 27th for two one-hour calls every weekday. A wonderful opportunity to put your feet up over a cup of tea and listen to inspiring conversations.

 

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Sisterhood of the Antlers


Did you mark the moment yesterday when we stepped into the threshold? The moment which took us from the outward time of the year into the dark of the year, from summer to autumn.

This is an invitation to come journey the wheel of the year with us with the Sisterhood of the Antlers. At each holyday there will be an offering o a guided journey, a suggestion of a gesture of ritual as well as some art projects. The aim of this journey is to keep us grounded with the wisdom of our foremothers so we can weave the insights gained from them into our lives inspiring us to social and environmental activism through ways of creative and radical resistance against the dominating power structures.

Our journey starts with the gathering of the Sisterhood in their ritual of marking this great threshold of the year and we’ll continue our journey with them and the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland throughout the wheel.

This is a free journey with lots of opportunity to share your insights, thoughts and art.

Grandmother Bear Prayer Beads

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New prayer beads made under the waning moon as we approach the autumn equinox. I really like these new ‘Bear’ prayer beads. Autumn equinox is a time of balance and stillness before we make the descent into the dark of the year. It is an invitation for us to stop and evaluate how we really are. What things do we need to let go of and what things do we wish to take into the dark with us?

With working with the most ancient grandmothers and bear the first animal humans ever honored we enter into her great dreaming cycle with her, we call her cave home and can return there throughout the winter months when the franticness of the human world with its consumerism and endless distraction becomes too much. When we’re able to sink down to our roots we can weave the wisdom of bear into our lives.

 

Dance of the Goddess Clutha and the Sacred Waters of Loch Lomond

Irma’s Skirts

It’s a sunny morning here with a wonderful waning moon. It’s hard to imagine that hurricane Irma is on her way. While she will decrease in strength her path is predicted to head westwards and for us nestled in the mountains here in western NC we will experience the winds and rains of her outermost skirts.

Feast of the Sacred Waters

It’s been a watery week as the Feast of the Sacred Waters telesummit has launched and my talk on ‘The Dance of the Goddess Clutha and the Sacred Waters of Loch Lomond, Scotlandis now live for you to listen to.
The telesummit is free to register and you will be emailed details of each new talk as it’s added over the coming days. You’ll have continuous access to the talks for the next year or so so you can take your time and dip in and out.

Sacred Waters Telesummit

Your invited to a free telesummit which starts this Thursday 9/7. With 18 presenters there is bound to be something to interest you with talks on Oshun, Clutha, Isis, Sarawati, the Sea Witch and more – from presenters such as Kimberley Moore, Karen Tate, Molly Remer and Brandi Auset.

My talk will air on saturday 9th september and I’ll be discussing Clutha one of the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland.

Click below for full details and registration.

Free

An Invitation to an Island on the Edge of the World….

 

Retreat Invitation and Work Trade Opportunity

I am a woman of thresholds, places which by their very nature aren’t easily defined. Thresholds mark the edge of once place and the beginning of another yet they contain both.

This may was the first Ancestral Mothers of Scotland retreat to an island just off the West Coast of Scotland. It’s a remarkable island in its political history as well as its ancient history.  It is also an island on the edge, which becomes very apparent at twilight. Scottish summers are blessed with long lingering twilights – a magical time that birthed the spirituality of the land. As twilight paints the land in her magical glow faces appear in the landscape and you feel as if you’re between the worlds.

This little island is called the Island of the Big Women and holds tales of mythical women, Amazons and Wise Women. The land has a wonderful way of talking to each of us in our most secret language.

Summer can be so overwhelming; we’re bogged down by all the baskets we’re carrying of endless things to. For me this overwhelmingness stretches on way past summer solstice spilling over and sprawling our beyond Lughnasadgh. I’m stung out, overwhelmed then at some point (for it happens every year) something dramatic happens, a reminder that jolts me out of my never ending cycle to say change is on the way. This year it was seeing a plastic sheep skull in the fabric store. I stood still grateful for the reminder and dropped my literal basket and took a deep breath grateful of the reminder that the only thing that is constant is change!  Each night now as I listen to the owl calling and I soak in every aspect of this time as we move into the threshold. I can feel the very first of that call for everything to return to it’s roots, and invitation which extends to us humans too!

And as we begin the journey into the deep and the chance to dream with bear over the dark months I invitation you to our 2018 women’s retreat to Eigg. A pilgrimage which offers the experience of stepping into your own personal threshold – the opportunity to step into your wild self and communicate with the land and the Ancestral Mothers in the language of ritual and ceremony, in the language of the the sea, birds and the sky and with the language of creativity.

Worktrade Position

We also have a work trade position in exchange for any women who would like to run the kitchen on the retreat – full details on the website. 

 

Launch Celebrations – Giveaway 

To celebrate the launch of the retreat we are holding two great giveaways. From the ‘Seal Singer’, a Brighid and Cailleach mini Altoid travel altars, a set of prayer beads and a free place on the online Cailleach course. We are also offering a free mini Ancestral Mothers of Scotland online course which launches mid september.

Click here to sign up for the online course and add your name to the draw!

The Retreat Has Launched – Lots of Giveaways!

The 2018 Ancestral Mothers of Scotland retreat has now launched! Click on the image above and check out our website.

This is a women’s ten day retreat on the Isle of Eigg in Scotland. To celebrate we’re offering some wonderful giveaways as well as the chance to sign up for a free mini online course.

Click on the image above to view the video and don’t forget to share with like minded folks!