The Cailleach on the Hebridean island of Eigg
I’m glad to report that the first Ancestral Mothers of Scotland retreat was a roaring success! We all had a wonderful time on the isle of Eigg honoring the Ancestral Mothers – hearing their stories & visiting their sacred sites – beach combing, visiting a local croft, doll making, art projects with great company and good food.
This was the year I finally made the pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Cailleach (Tigh nam Bodach) in the remote Glen Cailleach in central Scotland. It’s a pilgrimge that took two hours of driving then a round trip of 15 miles and worth every step! On the road to the shrine along by the dammed river Lyon
It was a great day to do the walk along by the dammed river Lyon (the river has been dammed to produce Loch Lyon for a hydro electricity scheme). On the way home we saw over 150 deer, bats and several hares. Laig beach, Eigg. The water was warm!
Sheep skull & cowrie shells
One of my favourite things of this trip was to discover Scotland has it’s very own kind of cowrie shell!!!
I’ve been so inspired on this trip and whisperings from the great hag the Cailleach that i’m working on a new online course launching in October – Through the Eyes of the Cailleach (sign up below to keep up to date with launch details).
Seven Sisters cliffs – south coast of England
Today I’m southwards bound to visit family and possibly a wee trip down to the coast and hunt for hag stones on the beach!
Last trip before I head back to Asheville is a wee weekend in Dublin and a visit to Newgrange – the great womb tomb and monument of rebirth.
If you’d like to join us in 2018 on the Ancestral Mothers of Scotland retreat the website launches on 1st August – the retreat is limited to ten women. If you want to be on the mailing list (Sisters of the Antlers) sign up below