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  • Did you join the local indigenous custodians (The Anangu People) and the Grandmothers with the Solar Plexus activation at Uluru? A time for the Tjukurpa Pulka, the Creation Lore, Creation Time Dreaming and the New Way Dreaming (Senoir Star Lore Elder, precious Grandmother and custodian of Uluru, Auntie Nelly Patterson). Uluru (Solar Plexus earth chakra) connects with Glastonbury (Heart earth chakra) and Lake Titicaca (Sacral earth chakra).

  • The winter solstice on St Thomas’ Eve (December 21st) is the longest night of the year. It was called Spinning Night as women could earn extra Christmas money through the long night hours. Dedicated to the Norns, Wyrd Sisters or Goddesses - called Urd (“What Once Was”), Verdandi (“What Is Coming into Being”) and Skuld (“What Shall Be”) - it was a time to weave the web of destiny.

  • One of my favourite activities is poo picking - I love it. As Livvy explained, when I got my initial training, it really is quite zen! Out there in the early morning with my wheelbarrow, sauntering around from one pile to another. The horses ambling up for a pat or to impart some message. What more could I ask for to start my day?

  • Nick Barlay’s one day course, in London was fabulous and not only that I got to meet the delightful Michael.

  • The body of lore surrounding the Wild Hunt connects it with the underworld including ghostly characters such as King Arthur and Gwyn ap Nudd (said to live under Glastonbury Tor) and dogs and horses, both animals which have an association with death. Even seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage a catastrophe, death or abduction (to the underworld).

  • In the olden days, at the festival of Imbolc, a female image or ‘Bride’ was fashioned from a sheaf of wheat. She was taken from house to house to gather offerings - shells, crystals or flowers - then to the men for them to pay homage, before being placed in a bed or cradle with a wand made of a sacred feminine wood.

  • Around these parts a lot of people go to Glastonbury Tor to greet the Summer Solstice. It was Burrow Mump which called me, and Livvy Adams, however. Burrow Mump is one of a line of hills dedicated to St Michael, that mark the Great Dragon or Ley line stretching from St Michael’s mount off Cornwall. From the top, weather permitting, you can see the pyramid-shaped Tor, and imagine all the people up there.

  • Enchanted Beings book launch on Friday 25th May, 5.30 - 7pm at Labyrinth Books, Glastonbury. Meet the author and contributing practitioners. We would love you to join us.

  • Tales of love, sexual initiation and sovereignty lie at the heart of Imbolc. Birds are meant to find their mates on Valentine’s Day. There is the mythical swan maiden with her garment of swan feathers who is transformed into a wife. A traditional symbol of beauty and grace people believed the swan sang a sweet and beautiful song when people (or perhaps parts of a person’s psyche) died - the swan song.

  • At Samhain, our emotions brew and ferment like a baker’s yeast. We might recognise; the physiological reason we re-enact dramas, set boundaries, find our own inner truth, rest like nature and then realise something invisible in the plain light of day, understand that the physical structures around us reflect our own mental approach or our lineage affects our present behaviour.

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